17. SOME ARE EATING ‘FOOD RECALLS’
Milk, pablum, meat... ??? What kind of diet are we on? Have any of us progressed to eating more than pablum? Well, I think some are not eating any of the above. If a baby eats pablum, or drinks milk, they grow and mature and soon are chewing on a spiritual steak. Yet, some are still not growing. Some are still on life support intravenous supplements, or a feeding tube, unable even to swallow pablum.
What are they eating when we are not looking that keeps them even from 'pablum' of spiritual food?
We sometimes hear of food recalls, where some meat becomes tainted with salmonella, or botulism, or some impurity. The call goes out, food is to not be eaten, and if it has been, the eater is certainly going to go to the doctor to avoid serious illness or death.
I think some are eating foods labeled 'recalled', or 'unsafe for human consumption'.
For instance, in several places, numerous times, I have discussed 'is it right to celebrate Halloween?'
It was discussed last year, the year before, the year before that...? Did no one search the Scriptures, go into prayer about it? Is it a 'ever learning but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth' problem? Are Christians so ill inside that a holiday meant to celebrate devils, witches, and ghosts (demons) is a question on whether we are to celebrate it??? Should we even have to ask God the answer to that question?
The spiritual poison of false teachings, of carnal lusts, of earthly obsession has been the food of many in the church.
The church often is given spiritual poison in the food it is being fed. Heretics, false prophets, apostates, put poison in their sermons, and the poison can do great harm to the congregations. There are books written that contain false doctrine, and some people love those books so much they lay them on top their Bibles. They are not validated by the Bible, but the Bible is unused for they prefer the teachings of those books over the teachings of the Bible.
Some churches now are having their congregations read the Koran, look for admirable phrases in it, and worship with the Muslims, calling their new ‘faith’ to be "Chrislam". They accept the poison idea that the Muslim god is the same God of the Bible.
Some accept the poison that ‘good works’ save. They look admirable, for their list and pile up work after work. They attend where the pastors will continually list publicly, call attention to their list of good works.
Some think financial prosperity is proof of their faith. They avoid services that call for repentance, humility, and weeping for souls, and attend where they are told they get 100 fold blessing for their gift, in financial gain this month, and they applaud those strange fire prophets that never ask for penitence or care for the poor.
Jude 17-18"But, beloved, remember ye the words (rhema) which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ: How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts."
Jude was likely referring to II Peter 3:3, which was Peter’s rhema word concerning apostates.
"Knowing this first, that their shall come in the last days, scoffers, walking after their own lusts."
Notice Paul’s rhema word:
I Timothy 4:1-3:
"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly that in the latter times, some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils."
These 'ungodly lusts', these 'scoffing messages', these sermons of devils' doctrines, have poisoned some who are not not even eating pablum.
We should not be surprised by apostates serving poison food in their messages in these last days, for it has been often spoken in warning, even from Old Testament passages. We find them today in church congregations, on message boards, in chat rooms, amidst our own families, on television programs, amidst co-workers, etc.
It is exactly as God predicted in Scripture. It tells us (in one more way) that we are in the ‘last days." We already realize that since Israel became a nation, we are in the last generation before His coming. Not only are the sides for the first war of the tribulation, already aligning as predicted, and there are, of course, the wars, rumors of wars, earthquakes, volcanoes, etc., but also the current event of heretical, poison, damnable teachings are being fed to the church. Only a fool could deny that we are in the last days.
We are currently experiencing in many congregations, the ‘way of Cain’, the ‘error of Balaam’, the ‘gainsaying of Korah’, predicted to all be present in the last days. The false servers of this poison are ‘feasting’ and serving this poison amongst us, like ‘clouds without water’, ‘murmurers’, ‘having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage’, ‘mockers’, ‘separating themselves’, ‘sensual’, and ‘not having the Spirit’.
These evil chefs of spiritual poison are sharing their deadly cuisine. It would be an improvement if we could get people off the diet of 'strange fire', and onto a diet of pablum. They are so far from a pablum diet that the meat is an unthinkable diet to suggest.
I used to preach trying to get some from the milk and pablum diet to the meat diet. Now I feel it is a challenge to just get some to a pablum diet.
The resultant sins of sexual revolution in the churches, sexual perversion plaguing the churches, ‘speaking lies in hypocrisy’, with ‘consciences seared’, with the encouraging of lasciviousness,’ "filthy dreamers’, ‘despising’ those that are of God, greedy prosperity minded thieves of the widow’s money, are far too common.
That is all 'poison' intravenous diet of many congregations. It is time to throw out the 'food recalls' and let them be taken away in the trash. It is often on the menu in some churches, and is why some never grow spiritually.