Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons. – 1 Timothy 4:1
I based the title of this article on my book “A Slow Train Coming” which is based on the time line of Biblical and world history. As we race headlong into the ‘End Times’ and see the words of Yeshua from Matthew 24 and Luke 21 being fulfilled as the weeks roll on, one would expect to see the people who consider themselves to be within the Body of Yeshua, to be very careful not to allow the enemy to deceive them out of the Kingdom. However the opposite is becoming increasingly true as more and more people who were once right on track, have left mainstream New Covenant theology behind and are believing all sorts of nonsense that the Bible calls “doctrines of Demons.” Next week our ministry representative in Canada, Peter Robertson, will take a closer look at the main areas where this ‘great falling away’ is taking place, so my comment this week is meant to be the foundation for what Peter will share next week.
We believe that to ensure we all stay ‘on track’ it is imperative that we have a balance of the Word and the Spirit. I have share this a number of times before, but I feel to repeat it here. The Word without the Spirit can lead to legalism, and the Spirit without the Word can lead to deception. The true Spirt of the LORD will never deviate from the what YHVH tells us in the Holy Scriptures. However if a person does not know the Word, then they have no frame of reference to know whether the spiritual leading they are sensing is the Spirt of the LORD or a lying spirit from the other kingdom. Two prime examples are Mohammed and Joseph Smith, who both thought they were hearing and following the voice of GOD. Today 25% of the worlds population are trapped in the false religion that was started by Mohammed and Wikipedia claimed in 2020 that there were 16,663,663 Mormons or Latter Day Saints world-wide. If you add Hindus and Buddhists to that number, it must be close to 2/3 of mankind have been deceived away from believing in and worshipping their Creator – YHVH – the GOD of Israel.
The billions of people in these 4 faiths are heading for eternal separation from the God that they sincerely believe they are following, because they choose to believe the lies they have been told. Not to mention the many millions of others who follow other false religions, philosophies, the New Age, Witchcraft and Satanism, and those who have been deceived by Darwin’s false theory of evolution to believe that there is no Creator. How the Father, Son and Holy Spirit must grieve over those who reject or ignore Them and how all of Heaven must be grieving as the multitudes perish.
There is only one antidote for those who are believing lies – that is to discover the truth and there is only one source of truth – as accurate as possible copy of the Bible, all of the Bible. And as I have been saying for some time now we need to read the Bible with Hebraic glasses, not Greek or 21st Century glasses. A growing number of people are joining what is called ‘The Emergent Church’, the name implying that the Bible needs to be adjusted to suit life in the 21st Century, however we believe the opposite is true – modern life needs to return to the way that the Creator of the Universe instructed His children to live.
The younger people in the Church are especially susceptible to wrong teaching. Because so many under 30 year old spend much of their time on the Internet and Social Media, they have been deceived to accept things that GOD calls ‘an abomination.’ Many young people who see themselves as Christians, see Abortion, sex outside of marriage and even same sex relationships as acceptable, even for Believers. They are off the tracks.
When it comes to Israel, much of the ‘Church’ is still ‘side-tracked’ and blinded to the truth about GOD’s chosen nation by the 1900 year lie of Replacement Theology. The Apostle Paul warned the non Jewish converts very strongly about having a wrong attitude towards the natural branches of the Olive Tree – the Jewish people. Romans 11:1 I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not! and Romans 11:18- 21 …. do not boast against the branches. But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you. You will say then, “Branches were broken off that I might be grafted in.” Well said. Because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Do not be haughty, but fear. For if God did not spare the natural branches, He may not spare you either.
The main point of the map the my Slow Train book is based on, is that there is only one track that leads to the eternal Kingdom of YHVH. It is GOD’s ONE Track Plan of Salvation. Sadly millions of people are on various wrong tracks, and millions, if not billions more, are not even on any track at all, and the Slow Train is now speeding and accelerating towards the end of the journey. The hour is late and time is running out to reach out and bring as many souls as possible onto the right track, and then keep them on the right track.
There is only one way to ensure we all stay on the right track and do not get deceive into a deviation – the right balance of the Word and the Spirit. Check that you have your Hebraic glasses on and get into the Bible – all of it, and pray every morning that the LORD will fill you afresh with the Ruach ha Kodesh (the Holy Spirit)
This article originally appeared on Out of Zion Ministries and is reposted with permission.