I’m breaking up with you.
It’s hard to imagine the mind of people who are so convinced that everything they say and do is, literally, 100% from God. I tolerated it for several years, thinking you mistook superlatives (like ‘best’, ‘most’, and other words that often end in ‘-est’) for comparatives (like ‘better’, ‘more’, and other words that often end in ‘-er’). But now I can see that you actually believe this. You genuinely believe that your walk with Christ is best at “100% God, 0% you”. That may be true for you, but not for the rest of us.
Do you actually expect me to believe that your blogs are 100% God’s voice through you, not even reflecting your own style in the least? If that were true, then “God” (as you call it) is long-winded and makes many grammatical errors, but only when “God” talks through you. God does talk to us today, He has prophets, but you seem to think that Prophecy is comparable to a kind of “Holy demon possession”. · · · →
Someone recently asked a question about teachers who say the Bridegroom Paradigm is not Biblical. Here was part of my response:
John 3:29 describes Jesus as the Bridegroom. Revelation 21 describes the New Jerusalem as being like a bride. Jesus uses the parable of the Ten Virgins in Matt 25. These alone keep the Bridegroom paradigm on the table.. unless someone wants to claim that Matt 25 doesn’t apply to Christians.
In terms of actual interpretation, yes, there are many layers of meaning. Scripture is poetic, which means that it has artistic and literal meanings—BOTH.
In terms of the paradigm itself, technically, Israel/Jerusalem is the actual Bride, and the Gentile Church is the FRIEND of the Bridegroom. However, furthering our walk with Christ by considering the relationship between Bride and Bridegroom can be useful and accurate.
But let’s make this super-simple, and not to be crass, but look at what their objection actually implies: They accuse Bridegroom paradigms of being grotesque. · · · →
This is a voluntary guide for “The Prophetic” or “Following God’s Leading” …depending on one’s preferred choice of words.
“…the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
Sweet words come from an aching heart. Revelation 10:10-11, 19:10
The “spirit of Elijah” is described in the final verse of the Old Testament as an introduction to John the Baptist, who would prepare the way of the Lord. This spirit is not Elijah or John’s conscious soul, but the “spirit” or, perhaps it could be called “attitude”, of that ministry: To turn the hearts of the fathers to the sons and the hearts of the sons to the fathers, lest the Lord strike the land with a decree of utter desolation.
1. Optional – The Elijah Code cannot be effectively used to threaten any prophet, nor to establish or remove him or her regarding an office, as a stand-alone document. It can only be imposed by an inquiring person, for one’s own, private curiosity and understanding, as an individual test to validate the legitimacy of another person who is an alleged prophet. · · · →