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Sermon 140 – My Feelings are My Law

Modern society and church believe that God is a god of unconditional love and not judgement, except against those who are bad. As long as you’re good, God will be good to you. As long as you’re good, no one has the right to say anything that hurts your feelings.

I’ve asked Christians … do you believe that climate change is a sign of God’s warning for condoning and legalising sin. Routinely, the reply is NO. Most citizens believe that climate change is just a natural phenomenon due to greenhouse gases and planet mismanagement.

But, what if the mis-management is the consequence of our sinful choices?

In our society we run by laws. If you break the law there are consequences. The fear of these consequences restricts us from disobeying these laws.

So, how come God is not allowed to punish for breaking his laws?

If there is a God, then He runs His kingdom by laws, too. If you respect His laws, everything’s fine (and that doesn’t mean that evil won’t rise up against you). However, if you deliberately disobey His laws, of course there should be consequences.

Isaiah 24:5,6 … the earth is defiled by the inhabitants thereof, because they have transgressed the LAWS, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore, the curse has devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate.

The homosexuals are dictating the laws. Fairness is only seen from their point of view.

How come homosexuals are allowed to offend my feelings with their public mardi-gra parades, but Christians aren’t allowed to view their thoughts and opinions in public or even in private? In Australia, Israel Falou was publicly derided for speaking his views in the privacy of his own church. If you stand up for your beliefs without even deliberate offence and it hurts the feelings of the majority, you get fired from your job.

It’s all about money + control + sexual perversions

Sexual perversion is called ‘love’ by the perverted. God calls it ‘hate of his laws so you can do what you like’.

The reality is, the people with the money and hatred of God, are ruling the laws, and, although we don’t like China’s human-rights’ abuses we still trade with them for the benefit of our own selfish lifestyles. It’s all about money and control.

Hurt feelings is the new old law

Everyone suffers hurt feelings, and everyone outside the kingdom of God runs on their hurt feelings. Once you listen to your feelings instead of denying your ‘self’ and choosing instead to obey the laws of God, your feelings will become your truth, you become your own physician and self-diagnose your own spiritual condition, tell people what’s right and wrong, judge and blame people for hurting your feelings, and live for not being told what to do. Effectively, there is no sin as far as you’re concerned (see Judges 17:6, 18:7), but in reality, it’s just one big selfish mood and rebellion against the inhibition of God’s inconvenient laws, and in defiance you give yourself the right for your sexual perversions, like everyone else is doing.

Citizens of the British Commonwealth were given the special privilege of learning and knowing about the true God, and their lifestyles have been blessed accordingly. They were taught to respect God, but they’ve turned their backs and chosen their feelings, and blamed God for the mess and injustices. The fault lies with the people’s indifference, and not with God.

Excuses

Just because the Catholic Church has hidden its paedophiles doesn’t mean that God is evil. Don’t blame God for men using God to abuse children. Blame Satan. Oh, so often, people use others’ sin as an excuse to turn against God. Others’ sin should drive you to search for the true God, not the church’s fake god. You have the Bible. You’re responsible to search out the truth for yourself.

What about God’s feelings?

I was discussing the behaviour and attitude of a young Christian woman who had decided to apologise for hurting someone’s feelings. After a period of intense discussion, I suggested that she was just lying to herself to make herself feel better and that it wasn’t true repentance.

In the light of God’s laws, and not her hurt feelings, the real truth was …

… she put her feelings before God’s feelings (Law 1)

… she coveted others’ popularity and ability and favour, especially with one’s father (Law 10)

… she disrespected and dishonoured her parents’ instructions. She went behind her parents’ back and wouldn’t be told what to do (Law 5)

… she committed fornication (Law 7)

… she hated her brother without just cause (Law 6)

… she lied to protect her deceptive situation (Law 9)

Choosing to deliberately break these laws = the character of Satan, not Christ.

The laws of God restrict our lusts and lead us in the right paths. Once you follow your own lusts, the real issue is you won’t conform to His laws, which means you won’t be told what’s right or wrong by God. Thus, you set yourself up as your own god and make your own laws based on your feelings, so you can do what you want.

It’s not our feelings that is the issue, it’s God’s feelings that you’ve offended.

Demons always play the game of FEAR

If God is love and there is no fear in love (1 John 4:18), then fear does not come from God. The Chinese Communists intimidate you with the fear of what you might lose if you don’t comply with their demands. The homosexual movement intimidates you with the same spirit of fear. The origin of their fear is Satan.

Homosexuals were given the legal right to marry, but they also want the right to mock and intimidate anyone who voices an opposing opinion. How come you can’t say anything against them but they can say things against you? The silent majority are being dictated to by Satanic fear, and the excuse of evil, is … if you hurt us, then we have the right to hurt you. It’s all about retribution and rights; there’s nothing about sin.

Conclusion

Life isn’t fair and hurt feelings are real, and of course, it’s not appropriate to deliberately hurt someone’s feelings without just cause, but, it certainly is appropriate to hurt the feelings of those who are sinning against God’s laws, no matter how good they think they are (see John 6:61). The real issue is, not feelings, but LAW. Once you devalue the ten commandments of God and turn your back and choose your hurt feelings as your base of evaluation, the society becomes degraded, and then the land becomes degraded. The droughts and fires across our land are not the farmers’ fault, it’s the city’s fault. It’s the fault of any society that trusted God and then turned their back on Him, devalued His laws, and let sin rise up.

If man is as clever as he thinks he is, then create life from nothing. Until he can do that, don’t dare tell God that He doesn’t exist, or that He’s the problem. The consequences could be devastating.

 

Pastor Rick McIntyre

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 19, 2019 in feelings

 

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Sermon 126 – Daniel in the Lion’s Den

In Daniel chapter 6, we read the well-known story of Daniel and his confrontation with lions. Although this is an historical event we need to see this story in the light of the Living Word of God and therefore, relevant to each of our spirits.

Everything in the Word of God is active, and alive, and personally relevant

The Word of God is Spirit. Always read God’s Word by asking the question … what is God trying to teach me? Let’s see how this event is recorded for our own personal relevance.

Firstly, perhaps the key issue in this chapter is … position

Darius was the king of the Medes and Persians. He held the No.1 position. What he says goes. Everyone wishes they had this power, or at least suck up to this power to get a better position above others.

Where there’s position, there’s always envy. The Bible says in James 4:5, that the spirit in us lusts to envy. We inherently envy anyone who is more successful, more important, more popular, more skilful, and more capable. If you want to know what spirit dwells within you, you can measure it by “envy”, and you can measure your envy by what you wish was yours. You won’t find the envy characteristic in the Holy Spirit, and you won’t find that characteristic in Daniel. Anyone who practices envy is definitely under the influence of a demonic spirit.

Sure enough, the princes of Persia hated Daniel because he was given position. They wanted it and they believed they deserved it. It should never have been given to a foreign slave (v.13). They looked for a way to destroy his integrity, but they couldn’t find one. Why? Because, Daniel wasn’t chasing position, so he wasn’t proud that he was in a more important position. Somehow, they realised they could only trap him by manipulating him against the laws of his God.

Flattery is just a manipulation of people to get preference and an advantage in their eyes ahead of others

They hatched a plan of flattery and manipulated Darius to sign into law a 30-day ruling against worshipping all gods except Darius.

Why did Darius fall for this con?

Because Darius was full of his own importance. That’s what self-righteous position does to you. When he found out that his law had trapped his friend and head-president, he realised he had been a fool. So we ask the question… why didn’t Darius just reverse the law? I suggest because he didn’t want to look inferior to his princes. He was more worried about how he looked, than whether Daniel was saved; besides he could hear the voice … if his God is that great then surely, He will save him. Position is there to look good above others, so position will always hear voices that support your position to justify why you shouldn’t give it up. But, those voices are from Satan.

The irony

The irony is, Darius did eventually reverse the law, and penalised, with the same lion penalty, those who had tried to destroy Daniel. So, he did have the power to reverse it. So, why did he wait till he saw how Daniel went? I suggest because he no longer would look bad. It was pretty obvious that Daniel’s God was the most powerful; no one could argue the point, so it made political sense to change sides and stand with Daniel. It’s all about looks and position.

The other irony is, using our envy to chase position will always eventually bring us down, whether it’s on earth or in the after-life. When you strive for position you’ll eventually fall from position.

Daniel didn’t obey the country’s law

I’ve watched Christians argue that’s it’s wrong to take bibles into China because it’s against the country’s laws. It’s easy to pick a verse of Scripture and use it to support our guilts and fears. Here’s a very clear example where God stood with a man who wouldn’t do what the law of the land commanded. Wherever, the law of the land challenges the law of God and the sovereignty of God, a Christian has no alternative but to stand with God and cop the lions. I’ve met plenty of Christians who say they will stand with God, but I’ve met very few who will face the lions. The modern church systems are simply trying to accumulate numbers and money. They’re not training soldiers to die for what they believe.

Daniel doesn’t say anything

It’s important to note that Daniel doesn’t say anything to change the course of the ruling or to object to the injustice. He was the head-president; surely, he could have intervened and pointed out to Darius what was being done against him; but he kept silent. Was this folly or faith? Position will always intervene to protect itself; faith chooses God’s often irrational way.

Daniel didn’t change his course of action

Daniel knew that it was his God they were challenging. He held his course and maintained his pattern. He could have easily argued in his head that it’s ok to pray in your closet for 30 days, but in his heart, he knew that would be fear and compromise and surrender to evil. God honoured his faith.

Daniel’s faith changed the course of history

Darius life was confronted by the eternal God of Daniel, and that confrontation changed the god of the whole known world. You’re not going to change the spirit of a nation through politics, protests, or philanthropy; it requires a Daniel.

The story of Daniel is the story of Jesus

Like Daniel, Jesus was tempted to change His course and take the easy way out. He chose to hold His position and trust His Father. He remained silent before his enemies, copping the evil against Him without any self-defence, trusting the outcome to His Father, dying unjustly, and finally being elevated above His enemies. Jesus’ faith changed the course of history. When you die to position, the Lord will honour your position … Philippians 2:7-11.

The disciple’s path

This is the path of every surrendered disciple. Maybe not physically dying, but certainly dying to all self-wants because you love the Father. This love is implanted in you by His Spirit. If you don’t love the Father, then you haven’t got His Spirit.

If you want to be under the influence of the Holy Spirit, like Daniel, then the envy in you of others’ position and the inherent want to be important in the eyes of others, has to be sacrificed, and the only way to achieve this is to give-up and sacrifice all self-valued position.

In the last days

In the last days (Revelations 12:17), under the power of the antichrist, the laws of God will be a measuring stick to try and destroy the disciples of Christ. Last-day-Daniels will be measured by their commitment to the law of God unto death. This confirms that the modern church systems are wrong when they devalue the ten commandments under the guise of grace.

 

May God raise up men of character and courage like Daniel and Shadrack, Meshack and Abednego, so that the Spirit of God might return to His previous place of honour in our current hedonistic western societies, as we prepare for the onslaught of the final anti-Christ.

 

Pastor Jonathan Faranze

 
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Posted by on May 13, 2018 in position

 

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Sermon 12 – The COVENANTS of God

With the current economic condition of the European Union, is it possible that the EU will be forced to cull those nations that are weighing it down, and reduce its number of member nations to ten, and thus precipitate the timing for the anti-Christ?

If you want to buy and sell in the time of the anti-Christ you will need to get the ‘mark of the beast’ put on your forehead or right hand, Revelation 13:16, 14:9, 20:4.

Q. Why has the anti-Christ chosen these two locations? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 20, 2011 in Ten Commandments

 

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