“The Lord is looking for a people who will raise up in warfare. With his sword of the Spirit, which are the keys to the kingdom. And begin to invade, uh, where the enemy has came in. Push him back out. And begin to take again the things which belong to us. uh This sword of the Spirit‘s gonna take back the crafts, the gifts, the music….” Bob Jones says the sword of the Spirit is the keys to the kingdom and then sets forth what it is to accomplish.
The context of the actual Bible verses written in Ephesians 6: 13-17 is a list of the spiritual armor of a Christian. In contrast to Bob Jones, here is what the Bible says about the sword of the Spirit.
“…..the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”
The winds of doctrinal change have catered to a new world order everywhere. In the video above, Bob Jones gave the Sword of the Spirit, the Word of God, a whole new meaning.
Reinventing the Sword of the Spirit
Doctrinal changes through unbiblical applications of the Bible have crept into the church body. Now groups calling themselves “Christian” are in theological error. People with good intentions have been seduced by these doctrines of devils (1Timothy 4: 1) Why has this happened? It has happened because people have deviated from the Word of God.They have laid aside the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. (Ephesians 6: 17). It remains the only offensive weapon against the onslaught of the Enemy. Each Christian has been admonished in the Bible not to be carried away with every wind of doctrine by deceitful men:
"That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;”
The universal one world religion movement is building a church fit for the False Prophet. This one world church in the making is also attempting to strip power from the unchanging Word of God. The apostate church is doing this by introducing a broad base of ideas, philosophies and holy writings from which all people can draw. Another way the spirit of antichrist wants to accomplish the task of building a one world church is by negating the importance of the Bible. By placing it beside other writings in importance, the emergent believer then is left with a book that is no more or no less important than any other holy book. In essence, by denying Jesus as the only way to be saved and promoting many paths, the world is being prepared for “a savior” of any kind, whatever name he may be called by. The "right path" for the believer will eventually become revealed.
It seems these new believers of the emergent kind cannot get enough information about these many different ideas of this rising kingdom being built on earth. This exciting new age is causing a great shift in much of the church world away from the truth of sound Biblical doctrine and toward a deception that promotes an all-inclusive faith void of the pure message of the cross. This new faith keeps growing with constant revelations and new “words”. This is what the Bible calls “fables”:
2 Timothy 2: 3-4
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”
An important thing that bears repeating is that this deception allows other holy books to be worthy of equal esteem. On June 26, 2011, Christians, Muslims and Jews joined together in churches to worship the same god reading the Bible, the Quran and other sacred texts to celebrate their shared faith in one god. The following was said:
“Few things are more important for the future of our world than to respect, to honor, and to commit ourselves to the well-being of every person—to embrace a sense of humility before the vast mystery of God,” said National Cathedral Dean Sam Lloyd. “As Americans and as people of faith, we must use our great traditions to come together for mutual enrichment and understanding.” (humanrightsfirst.org)
Because of this allowance of others of different faiths in mututal worship, each individual claiming to be a Christian, who has always believed in the God of the Bible and the inerrancy of scripture, will notably make at least these two fatal decisions if they inadvertantly choose the road to deception.
The first decision a person will make is to deny what the Bible has said about itself in order to make room for other ideas. A person will need to deny the Bible alone is the inspired Word of God. He then will also need to deny that the Bible alone contains the instructions to perfect the Christian in their daily walk with God. Other Christian books and writings may correctly expound upon these established sacred Scriptures, but there is only one divinely inspired Word of God. You cannot consider the validity of other sacred texts. The Bible stands alone and says of itself:
2 Timothy 3: 16-17
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”
The second decision on the road to deception is this: one must open himself up to other possible paths to God This is done by adding to or subtracting from the already written Word of God. This would include considering the possibility that other writings are just as valid, especially if they contain scripture. This fatal decision will produce the judgment of a holy God.
Revelation 22: 18-19
“For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of the book, If any shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book. And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”
Based upon these two ways stated, making changes to the Word of God, will result in seeing many deceived and will enable the coming of a one world church to fruition. To simplify it, we can think of it as a universal political and spiritual movement based upon the common needs of every human being.
The liberal arm of this forming one-world church, the Emergent Church, includes everyone regardless of their religion under the broad umbrella of a universal god. No one should be left out. In fact, you just may have a belief that we all would deem appropriate to spread love and understanding among all men. Whether you are Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, New Ager, or any branch of any Christian-based religion, there is room for you. This idea for a one world church would use them all. It is a broad place based upon conversation and dialogue among all people. Christians also have a lot to offer, but you must leave your divisive doctrine of salvation through Jesus Christ alone at the door because there are many in this group that don’t believe that.
Looking at the Seven Mountain Mandate that I had just previously talked about in the last blog, one can see that it is also inclusive of everyone and leaves no one out. (Lance Wallnau stated just that, which I noted in that previous ETA blog!) It is their belief that one day each person will be a part of this new world and you must find your place in the grand scheme of things. Your place is in one of seven mountains. This arm of the new emerging one world church, part of the dominionist movement, may have begun with plans for revival all over the world. In essence, it now minimalizes the pure message of the cross by adding (through new prophetic revelations) and changing (new meaning to existing scripture) the context of the Bible. Their goal is also to take over the whole world. They desire to create one mighty political domain based on a one world religion.
In reading recent church history, it appears that some of the people involved with this Christian-based spiritual movement probably began with a real desire for the things of God. They had some type of basic understanding of the Bible but did not measure their ideas within the context of other scripture. In listening to different statements by those in the dominion movement and based upon what is stated in the Word of God, it appears that this branch of the apostate church went wrong by allowing errors through private interpretations outside of the contextual confines of sound doctrine:
2 Peter 1: 20-21
“Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”
These two very different arms of the one world church are traveling in the same direction. Regardless which end of the spectrum the emergent believer follows, the end result will be the same. The individual will have joined the errant majority by complying with the dictates of the god they all collectively created for themselves. This new believer will be religious in his own way and he will fit into the one world church run by the False Prophet. It is because in some way he will have conditioned himself to believe a lie. He will worship the Antichrist whether the Antichrist is known to be a Christian, a Muslim, or a Jew. It will not matter because he will have thrown his doctrinal issues aside. For whatever personal reason he chooses, he will tell himself that it is okay and he will bow.
The Bible says:
2Thessalonians 2: 11-12
“… for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie. That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”
It is my prayer that many who have gone astray and left the wonderful message of the cross, who have left their first love, will repent and return to this message of salvation found only in the unchanging Word of God. Jesus truly is the Only Way.
Love In Jesus Name,