There were times when I watched a video about the Islamic way of life, beheading, cutting off women’s noses, bullying and all the other things that are written about in the Quran, that I would be filled with great anger and indignation towards my brothers and sisters in Islam. But, they are just that, my brothers and sisters.
The problem is that they have been lied to and they believe the lie. Mohammed was not a person that I would liked to have associated with, but just like with Constantine and the Roman Catholic Church, his heresy and lies have filled people’s minds. Many Born-Again, Spirit-filled, tongue-talking, Christians are still operating their lives under the false teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, and they don’t even know it! Many are so steeped in the lies that only God the Father in his mercy will be able to bring them out of the darkness that surrounds them.
So, what do I do? Do I lambaste Christians and Muslims, and Judeans (Jews) because most are in darkness? I used to do that and I hurt a lot of people. I KNOW many Christians love Church and Jews love Synagogues and Muslims love Mosques, but what if I told you that there is another way of life out there? A life where one can be free from the teachings of a Pastor, Priest, Rabbi or Imam? Yes, there is, and coming to terms with that can be very scary. It’s a very scary thing to fall into the hands of the Lord your God and I believe this doesn’t occur until you leave these assemblies behind.
Why would anyone want to do that? You might ask. Well, if you leave religion several things are going to happen.
1) You will begin to question EVERYTHING that you have been told from the pulpit, and you may, or will start to become angry. No one likes being lied to.
2) You will understand that your time in these assemblies has been like a holding pattern for you. God was waiting to call you out. If you have been called out, consider yourself very, very blessed. There are billions of people who have not been called out and you are one of the few of who God calls the Remnant.
This is not a new religion, it’s a way of life. We become responsible for our own walk with God. Instead of trying to get to heaven on the coattails of our Pastor, Priest, Rabbi, or Imam, we take responsibility for our lives, truly take responsibility for our lives, and no longer view God through the filter of religion. This is a very exciting time for the infant in Messiah as that is what we truly are. I had been a ‘believer’ for 28 years when God started to call me out of the devil’s system of religion. This may come as a shock to you, but the devil, Satan, owns your religious system, regardless if you are a Christian, Jew, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu,or Messianic Jewish Believer.
3) You will start to cultivate a true relationship with your Father in Heaven through his Messiah, Yeshua (Jesus). Right now, God is the unknown God to you as written about in the Book of Acts. As you are called out of the world systems, including religion, you will begin the process of becoming awake. Father, himself, will start to teach you things, things you know nothing about. You will no longer need a middleman like a Pastor, Priest, Rabbi, or Imam to teach you, as that was never their calling to do that in the first place. Father will teach you the things you need to know.
In addition to that, there will come times of testing. This can be a painful process if we don’t get the lesson Father is trying to teach us. He will take us around and around the mulberry bush until we get the lesson. Be thankful, he isn’t doing this with everyone.
4) As a result of Father’s teachings, you will begin to experience a rebirth in your life. Old things will pass away and all things will become new. You will begin to feel love in ways you didn’t know could be possible. Father will bring people into your life to help you and together you will start the process of finding out what pleases Father. God is Love, and the greatest joy we can experience is having a loving relationship with God, our spouse, our children, our co-workers and all of our friends and ourselves.
If you have ever watched a movie about deep space travel, you will see that people are a little disoriented when they wake up. You will be disoriented as well. Don’t worry, this is part of the process of waking up. God Bless you, If you have any questions about this whole thing of sleeping in darkness versus waking up, please contact me.