18. Apostate chefs
The reason so many are not even able to eat pablum, is that they have been fed poisonous food, making them so sick that pablum is impossible to digest....
Forget getting from milk to meat... they are dying on spiritual poison from chefs of evil...
The chefs of evil, poisonous doctrine, try to ‘steal’ God’s glory, try to claim glory that God deserves to be theirs instead. These servers of spiritual dinners that have their pernicious doctrines as the main course. These false chefs try to make decisions for God, saying ‘thus saith the Lord’, when it was their words, not God’s. They want the respect that belongs only to God, they want others to see them as ‘lord’ rather than Jesus; are under the curse for such thefts.
They are ones who ‘swear falsely’ and have claimed to be God’s messenger, God’s spokesman, but are not under mandate from the Lord, but speaking their own minds, or the words of evil spirits.
GOD’S ANGER IS KINDLED
AGAINST SERVERS OF POISONOUS DOCTRINES
Apostate chefs are far too common in churches.
What are we to do?
First, we need to open our eyes, quit hiding, get our head out of the sand. There is poison being fed to the church. The Christian networks of television are full of false doctrines, greedy apostates fleecing the flock by feeding them messages supposedly spoken by God, but are lying, poisonous blasphemies. These chefs justify their sins, have disdain for those who do recognize their sins. They try to sideline and distract those who would preach with the anointing.
Hypocrisy abounds, and is learned by the younger saints, due to the chefs of an evil cuisine.
Often, these chefs of poison doctrine try to take over the Christian faith. They attempt to make their form of Christianity to be the dominant form. Just as Balaam’s advice on how to get Israel to stumble into sin, they offer advice and counsel that attempts to stumble others.
Balaam wanted to curse Israel, with his goal being payment from Balak. God had a ‘dumb’ donkey rebuke Balaam, and an angel stood ready if Balaam had not listened to the advice of the donkey. Yet, Balaam, was not satisfied. The welfare of Israel was not his concern, money was. Balaam told Balak to have the women of the Midianites to seduce the men, and many of Israel sinned.
"...anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel."
The devil will use these servers of poison doctrine to get sin within the congregations of the church. The ‘doctrines of devils and seducing spirits’ that were forewarned for the last days in I Timothy 4:1, are using some chefs of evil food to insert their messages into the church.
The church of Laodicea, which is typical of many last day churches, shows that many in the church do not realize the doctrine has been poisoned.
"Because thou sayest, I am rich and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked."
Jude describes these false chefs very well.
"But these speak evil of those things which they know not; but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. Woe unto them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.’
THREE OF THE THINGS ON THE MENU OF EVIL CHEFS
1. "The way of Cain" souffle
Cain neglected God’s instruction. Cain got jealous of Abel’s righteous blessing. Cain was angry at the righteous. Today too, we see there is jealousy and anger against those blessed and used by God. This souffle offers a salvation by works, and not honoring the salvation by the blood and sacrifice paid by Jesus. One is to earn their salvation, and pride in self and in one’s works is the poison that ruins this meal.
2. ‘The error of Balaam’ omelet
Greed was the error of Balaam. He wanted prosperity, and sacrificed a relationship with God in his pursuit of it. There are many today in congregations, that seek wealth, money, carnal mammon. This is typical of many false chefs and their menu offerings.
3. ‘The gainsaying of Core’ pizza
‘Core’ refers to Korah of the Old Testament. He wanted priestly ministry, wanted the notoriety of being in the ministry. Yet, the consecration, dedication to God was not there. There are many in churches, who want positions and ministry, but lack dedication to God. They are selfish, self seeking. They seek personal honor, prestige, position, and power. They want to have lordship over others. Like pepperoni, peppers, and mushrooms, they spread prestige, power, self centeredness over their lives, on their every doctrine. They glorify themselves in every teaching.
Jesus cursed the fig tree for not having fruit. The tree withered in a day. (Matthew 11:21) The saints of the church need to be aware of the these poison offerings found in the church.
A diet of those foods mentioned above, make one unable to digest even pablum. The truth of the Word is undigestible, inedible, and so the growing of a saint never has a chance. Poison to the soul is the diet mentioned above.