Pathway in the Sea
Ever see a butterfly flutter by? John 3:7-8
Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.
"The best way to show that a stick is crooked is not to argue about it or to spend time denouncing it, but to lay a straight stick along side it."
-D. L. Moody
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Dr. Rick Warren is passionate about attacking what he calls the five "Global Goliaths" – spiritual emptiness, egocentric leadership, extreme poverty, pandemic disease, and illiteracy."
2For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
I heard "Pastor" Warren on a televised Hillsong Ministries conference. After going on about the success of his book and "ministry", and "sharing" how he counted up his salary and paid it back to his church, and how a pastor in Africa depended on his ministry for guidance, and how otherwise "blessed" of God he is...
1Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
2Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
3But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
4That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
... he related how he sought guidance about what to do with his "influence". He said he got his revelation from Solomon's prayer in Psalm 72. Then he said that Solomon's prayer sounded "selfish" until you understand the reason Solomon requested his "influence": to execute judgment for the poor and needy.
This is what "Pastor" Warren claims is a key passage of scripture by which he is guided in the appropriation and exercise of his influence. There's one very large problem with Mr. Warren's exegesis. Psalm 72 is not a prayer of Solomon!
20The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.
Psalm 72 is a prophetic and parental prayer of DAVID for his successor: Solomon in the flesh, and Christ in the Spirit. Mr. Warren, you are fired as a minister of the Gospel. Motivational speaker for the New World Order, maybe. But preacher of the everlasting gospel of Jesus Christ? No way. Like you always say, it's not about you, globalist wolf.
23Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
24For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
25Behold, I have told you before.
2 Timothy 2
15Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
1 John 4
1Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
2Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
3And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
4Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
5They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
6We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.