Rock of Offense

Seems the following offends many. Many consider the following to be speaking against the power and the work of the Holy Spirit? Because confusion occurs?

Maybe confusion is occurring because some are using signs & wonders as a measuring standard instead of God’s word  ….

Signs and wonders follow those who believe{Mk 16:15-18}, but do not determine truth.

Consider this group.

Matthew 7:21-23
Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.22Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’23Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

This group had signs&wonders, did miracles in Jesus’ name and called Lord. They did not have true bread because Jesus did not know them. They were not abiding in Him.

John 6:53-58
Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. 55 For My flesh is food indeed,and My blood is drink indeed. 56 He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me. 58 This is the bread which came down from heaven—not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever.”

John 15:7-8
If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. 8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.

Also consider that it is with signs&wonders that many will be deceived.

Revelation 13:11-14
Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. 12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. 14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived.

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12
The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

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Jeremiah 2:13
For My people have committed two evils:
They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters,
And hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water.

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What is the measuring standard to be used?

Revelation 11:1
Then I was given a reed[2563] like a measuring rod[4464]. And the angel stood, saying, “Rise and measure[3354] the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there.

From Netbible Rev 11:1

reed[2563]
a staff made of a reed, a measuring rod, a writer’s reed, a pen

measuring rod[4464]
a staff, a walking stick, a twig, rod, branch
as used on a journey, or to lean upon, or by shepherds
with a rod of iron, indicates the severest, most rigorous rule
a royal sceptre

measure[3354]
to judge according to a rule or standard

Isaiah 11:4
But with righteousness He will judge the poor, And decide with fairness for the afflicted of the earth; And He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked.

Revelation 19:15
From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty.

The rod, the measuring standard is the sword of the Spirit, the word of God(Eph 6:17).

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Related:
What Are Your Eyes Looking For
Protect Your Eyes!{Streams of Tears}

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3 Responses to “Rock of Offense”

  1. Peggy Chilensky Says:

    I like to see what’s on your posting so I can look it up myself -but I feel so sad for those who are scared .

  2. khollandsblog Says:

    My heart is also grieved because most churches or groups that claim to be His are afraid to uphold His word.

    Psalm 119:136-144
    Streams of water run down my eyes, because men do not keep Your law [they hear it not, nor receive it, love it, or obey it].

    137 Righteous are You, O LORD,
    And upright are Your judgments.
    138 Your testimonies, which You have commanded,
    Are righteous and very faithful.
    139 My zeal has consumed me,
    Because my enemies have forgotten Your words.
    140 Your word is very pure;
    Therefore Your servant loves it.
    141 I am small and despised,
    Yet I do not forget Your precepts.
    142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,
    And Your law is truth.
    143 Trouble and anguish have overtaken me,
    Yet Your commandments are my delights.
    144 The righteousness of Your testimonies is everlasting;
    Give me understanding, and I shall live.

  3. musicisthebalm Says:

    This is wonderful and I have to share this! Everything is so clear!

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