During these sessions, some would say the spirit is moving.
I tell you, it is not just one! There are many. Myriads and myriads moving.
King David meditated. Indeed. But his mind was not empty.
No. What did he meditate on? The Lord! And the statutes of God. He knew that
God is Holy. I am certain this will be my next big work. God’s holiness.
The bride of Christ is off the mark here. There are so many
movements going around. Each year a new one comes on board. Why? Is it just for
profit? For the need to feel important? To have the false perception that you
have had a new revelation from God?
The danger is when people are doing this in public. On a
stage. Why do people stay and listen? They believe
what is going on. They think these mega-teachers and worshipers are really
important. And special.
The other misnomer is that music is worship. Who would have
you believe this? Music is one form of
worship. In fact, the Jews understood that every aspect of their daily lives
was a form of worship to God, unless they were in sin.
I have partaken in an amphitheater of 10,000 students all
praising God in voice. We shook the rafters. It was awesome. Powerful. It was a
form of worship. I am not saying that one cannot worship in a large arena.
Track with me.
There are all kinds of movements. They hold a form of truth.
To name some: Word of Faith, Dominion Now, New Apostolic Reformation, New
Calvinist, British New Church, Emergent Church, Fivefold Ministry, Hebrew
Roots, just to name some of them.
As stated, they hold a form of truth, but deny God His power.
What does the Apostle Paul have to say about this? Read his counsel to Timothy
about false teachers in II Timothy. He urges him to avoid men who hold a form
of godliness but deny Him His power.
Certainly not everyone involved has bad intentions. They are
simply not trained up as they should be. They are immature and will remain so,
and are at serious risk of being led astray by involvement in these movements.
How so many can be deceived is beyond me.
Through my research, studying, writing, listening to sermons
online and observing the believers I know in Spain, from traveling and
participating in fellowship around the globe, one thing I have learned. I
cannot escape such false teachings. It is everywhere! It has infiltrated deep
into the church.
How does one escape it? How does one have fellowship? Where
does one go?
I look about at the people making up the body here in this
country. It is a small and international mix, bringing with it all the color
and discord one might imagine. And really, really weak theology. We are so
imperfect. God has taught me many hard things on this present course. How do we
all get along?