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by John Robert Lucas
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Heresy: Temple Building to remove heresy

Chapter 14
  Satan Tries to Hinder Our Race

We will learn that every truth of His word, the devil will try to pervert and make crooked, and this is usually done by going to extremes in doctrine. Just as a pendulum swings from one extreme to the other, so does Satan try to pervert God's Word. Some believe that "Christian Perfection" is that they will become exalted and take over the earth, which is a truth that they took too far, and at the other end of the pendulum swing, some believe that they could never be as mature as the apostles in the early church in regard to character, and used of God in signs and wonders to minister the Gospel. They may think that someone will, but not them; which is a truth they never went far enough with, for God includes all who will seek and come to Him.

II Jn 1:9-11

9      Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.

10     If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take him into your house or welcome him.

11     Anyone who welcomes him shares in his wicked work.(NIV)

      Not going with God's plan far enough will keep you in the wilderness, wandering around and never entering into the promise land reserved for you.

      Going too far with God's truth will bring your journey into Babylon where the treasure of the temple from Jerusalem will be held captive in the temple that resides in Babylon.

      God is the God of balance and knowing Him is the only way you can be balanced. Of ourselves we could never figure out the balance.

Some of my Christian friends and brothers, have continued year after year, going to church and some of them have read the word and prayed daily, but they failed to go on to maturity in this life. They did not YEARN. They stopped at their Pentecost experience. They hear but never really see His Plan for them to grow to maturity, with Jesus and the apostles as our examples and patterns to follow. It is sad that many are content with just being "born again" and being "Spirit-filled”.

On the other extreme concerning the doctrine of perfection there are those that “ran ahead”. They went too far with this doctrine and perverted the truth that resides in the plan of our Lord Jesus Christ. To prevent yourself from running ahead, simply do not run past the roadmap that we have – in scripture. This roadmap in scripture not only gives us doctrine but also we witness in scripture the doctrine that became the manner of living for the early church. For instance, if your perfection doctrine makes you exempt from “suffering physically” from persecution, sickness or even death – you went further than scriptural examples.

      Why does God want the church to be perfect?

      To be a testimony and light to the world. Not for self-glorification.

The testimony to the world will bring a harvest, but it shall also be a testimony against the world, bringing judgment. Even judgment because of the blood of the saints. You will NEVER win your city for Jesus in these last days without walking in the maturity/perfection that displays His nature of Love, His Wisdom in Truth, and Him Who is Power.

Heresies Are Among You!

1 Cor 11:18-19

For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it. For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.

      Why does God allow heresies to exist in the church?

      So that those who are approved of God may be made manifest!

      They MUST exist!

What is heresy? Heresy is doctrine with the purpose of dividing the body. It separates the hearer into two groups of people. Those who pursue the Truth from the Tree of Life and those who pursue knowledge from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Rom 16:17-18

Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

      What is your responsibility?

      To mark them and avoid them.

Just make sure you are on the right side and eating from the right tree, Who is none other than the Lamb of God, Who is to be eaten in His entirety.

False Teachers will be prevalent in the last days as never before. Most Christians think that because all of the ministers they listen to, agree on certain doctrine, then it must be so. Well that is what they thought in the DARK AGES, when the church lorded over the people. You may think that this is the way it was always taught, so it must be true. For hundreds of years, false doctrine prevailed through most of the church. That is what they always knew to be true so they walked in the light that they had, and the darkness that existed. To this day, much of the church lives in Egypt, in their daily walk, living in darkness without the gifts and fruit of the Spirit and even calling that which is light - darkness.

2 Cor 10:12

but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

Some Baptists evaluate their doctrine against the Catholics, some Pentecostals against the Baptists, some Charismatics against the Pentecostals, some "Word of Faith" against those who lack faith, the Vineyards against other Charismatics, and so on. Wherever you are today, whatever denomination, whatever movement, whatever teacher you have exposed yourself to - there will always be a temptation to compare yourself to another's doctrine. If you have not done this, then you are wise beyond your years because it is hard not to do this. But is time to grow up! We tend to measure our maturity and our doctrine against others instead of measuring it against HIM WHO IS THE WORD OF GOD. It is time for all of us to let every doctrine that is not Jesus - be uprooted from our thinking. What we have seen in church history, is that we receive Truth and we are changed; after we are changed, many will post their camp and never move on with God. No matter where our camp is NOW, it is time to take up camp and move on with God. Evaluate your own camp to Him and His ultimate plan of maturity and Glory for the church, hidden in the scriptures.

2 Pet 2:1-3

but false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; and in {their} greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.

Even as the apostle Paul was tested, we shall also be tested. Paul did not fall into the false doctrine that befell even Peter, which was that "the gentile should be made circumcised and come under the law". Peter was a man of God, an apostle who knew Jesus as well or better than any other apostle. Peter realized the destructiveness of heresy and the false teachers that taught the heresies, yet Peter was blind in an area of doctrine and it took another apostle with courage to correct Peter.

Gal 2:11

But wh en Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.

We also must as Paul did, withstand the tidal wave of false doctrine and misled ministers of God. Even though Peter was used mightily of God and saw Jesus like none other, he still accepted false doctrine and the Lord had to deal with him just like the Lord has to deal with us. Paul, Noah and other great men of God believed the truth and not a lie. They did not join with the masses. They held God as true even though they were alone in their belief. Can you imagine being the only one on planet Earth to believe the truth. Paul resisted all leaders of the church about observance of the law.

You may be the only one in the room to believe, the only one in a church, the only one in a city or state, and maybe even the only one in the world concerning a certain truth, but submit yourselves in love with one another and allow that truth to be set to fire. If you know it is the Holy Spirit then do not let anyone tell you different. You can hear God just as well as anyone.

      Have confidence in your ability to hear from heaven.

One does not believe correctly because of their position or how much they have been used of God in the past. They believe correctly because they hear from God and they keep covenant with Him Who they hear. It is not an unusual thing in this day to see an immature preacher - minister to the masses in total foolishness. If the blueprint that they are “building with” does not match the Truth of the scripture than you must WITHSTAND!

False Temples

One of the biggest obstacles we have in our building up of the temple in grace is false doctrine. A temple builder must deal with discerning! There are many false temples. In this world we have a multitude of major differences in religion. Christianity and Islam have the largest followings. Within the group that calls themselves Christians you have every imaginable interpretation of the Bible, and there are some organizations that add other writings to their belief system. Within the group of evangelical Christians (defined here as those that are saved according to the Gospel of Christ) there are a multitude of denominations, non-denominations, movements, and camps. Within these there are individual church bodies and finally within the church body, you have all the members. Concerning our faith, we are a very segmented society and segmented even in the church. Interpretation of scripture divides in belief all the way down to the member level, for as many members that are in a church will you have a different picture of Christ and His plans and purposes in His people.

      Very confusing is an understatement!

      How do I correctly interpret the scriptures then?

      Follow carefully the laws and principles governing interpreting scripture!

You must learn to read and interpret the blueprint like a skilled architect. Previous teachings that were taught to you in error are the largest stumbling block to overcome in correctly interpreting scripture, in seeing the blueprint accurately. This problem is observed frequently in the ministry of Jesus in dealing with the religious authority of His time. As Jesus correctly gave them interpretation to scripture, they would reject the word He spoke and they would ultimately reject Jesus.

The first step is to have confidence in your relationship with Jesus, receiving Him as your teacher and do not accept man as your sole authority to scripture as in the days that the church kept the people in darkness to revelation knowledge and some still do to this day. The end result of this was the destruction of the people. God says, the people are responsible and not the authority, because all of us are priests to God. Knowledge is not a thing it is a Person. When you reject God's knowledge you reject Him in relationship. This is applied in totality, if you reject Him in healing, prosperity, suffering, deliverance, prophecy, and His plan for your life, then you reject that part of Him.

Hosea 4:6

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

Sacred cows are a phrase given to any religious teaching that is contrary to Who God is and what His plans and purposes are in the church. Be willing to sacrifice any "sacred cow teaching" that you may have received in the past. Recognize that any previous teacher or minister that you may have learned from may have taught in error in part or even in whole. Many a church member has left the church because of a minister's false doctrine or ungodly character. Always remember that the masses normally follow the path of least resistance – this is not God’s way, it is the way of destruction. Can the masses ever be right? Surely God will move masses into the Outer Court but will move fewer into the Inner Court than what was in the Outer Court, and move even fewer into the smaller Holy of Holies than what was in the Inner Court. Those that are comfortable with the masses will generally stay with the masses, some will go further, and some will finish. I do not know if I will finish, I do not know if you will finish, God knows, it is your decision and you have been granted full access, ability, privileges to finish, to be God’s Remnant. You are always included with God, you are never excluded, and you go as far as you DESIRE and CHOOSE. The purpose of scripture is to lay down the choices and the purpose of the Holy Spirit is to quicken to you the scriptures - so you may see the blueprint.

Here are some studies in understanding the scriptures from author Kevin J. Conner:

q       A type or typical is defined as an earthly element or picture that represents something in the heavenly or spiritual. Other terms for these would be shadows, patterns, examples, parables, blueprints, ensamples, pictures, and SYMBOLS.

q       A symbol is clearly seen in how God uses numbers to communicate His plans to us. For example the number 7, even the world equates with a perfect number.

q       A pattern or blueprint is seen as the plans of an architect. Every object represents something significant to the builder. The architect sees the overall vision and end product of what he is building, though the worker will only see what has been revealed to him.

q       A parable, metaphor or analogy is a story that we can relate to in the natural, that represents a spiritual truth. There are ministers today, such as Ben Haden in Chattanooga, that use current events to relate spiritual truths. These are called parables, just as if Jesus had told them.

q       An example or ensample, figure, model, image is a demonstration of a spiritual truth. This could be one's life, or even an event in nature. Jesus would have you observe the example of the fig tree and you learn a spiritual truth from it. Many principles that govern our lives in Christ are seen in examples.

q       A print, mark, form, or insignia is an imprinted image. It literally is a die or stamp that you would use in writing or printing. The printing plate would be the exact original and what is printed upon would be the image or replica of the original. The wounds in Jesus' hands are prints that represent salvation.

All of these are signposts that point to Jesus and His plans and purposes. God uses these to communicate spiritual truths that we are not able to understand any other way. The very things around us, God has created to communicate His love to us. Being a father of three precious children I can see the love of the Father as never before. He has created our very lives in such a fashion to show us Himself.

The scriptures can be made to say anything that the minister may want them to say, so keep in mind:

The interpretation of any verse of scripture is determined upon a consideration of its context, either verse, passage, book or testament context. Every verse must be considered in the light of the entire Bible. We must compare scripture with scripture to see a verse in light of another. God will give no man instant complete revelation of Who He is or what His plans and purposes are in this world. We saw Him first as our savior and we progress from there. "Precept upon precept; line upon line, here a little, there a little." (Isaiah 28:13)

We must consider every direct reference to the subject we are in study of, and then we assemble all of the pieces of the puzzle so that we can see more fully the Truth that God has scattered throughout His Word. Scriptures show that Christ is the central Person of the Bible. The Written Word revolves around Him Who is the Living Word. He is the Hub of the wheel of Truth and all truths are as spokes relating to Him. These truths teach us practical lessons or principles that may be applied to a person's life, and general conduct. Shear knowledge carries with it PRIDE. What matters is what we learn of the Word and it transforms our life. Laws or principles of Interpretation of the scriptures are just a basic common sense approach to the Bible. In the dark ages, only the priest would interpret the Bible.

      Today, many church members still let the Pastor be their interpreter of the scriptures.

      If you desire revelation about the things of the Lord, then seek and you will find.

"Study and be eager and do your UTMOST to present yourself to God approved, a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing - rightly handling and skillfully teaching - the Word of Truth." (2 Timothy 2:15 Amplified)

Many times a scripture that seems to contradict the nature of Jesus and the plan of God can be resolved by simply - studying. You might have to observe the Greek text or study - history! Focus on the Family presents a video series from Ray Vander Laan called “That The World May know”. This series taught me in a “life-giving” manner some of the customs, geography, religious and historical truths to Israel. The Holy Spirit uses such teaching for our edification unto maturity. Contradictions are solved through wise teachings as these. Things that are contradictory might have to be put on the back burner and God will lead you to the meaning - in "His time" and not "your time".

      Never let someone PRESSURE YOU to accept their doctrine.

I know what He shows me; I am not required to have it all figured out!
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