One Reality Ministry in terrible error

I watched a great video by this ministry recently. It was well put together, and I’ll even go so far as to share it here:

It’s pretty hard-hitting. I’ve watched it a couple of times, and a few other videos and enjoyed them. He quotes Matthew 7:23 and uses a translation which clearly states:

But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’

Which is from the NLT.

I thought the ministry might get added to my Resources page. Until today.

Collin Retkowski who is the face of the ministry, talks in the video below, which I watched today, about being sinless. Being a sinless Christian.

He cites several people in the bible who were righteous before God (Job and Noah being just two), but sadly he makes the fundamental error, in spite of using Matthew 7:23 in other videos, of saying that the “ceremonial laws and the Mosaic Law” are done away with.

Nowhere does Yeshua say this – in fact this ministry is preaching the most dangerous doctrine of all – faith, plus works = salvation – without defining what those works are to be.

When we try to follow Christ and be like Him without reference to the Law, we tangle ourselves up in legalism. We define and redefine sin without reference to the Law which lays out for us so clearly what is sin! That’s what legalism is – the constant redefining of the law to allow us to do, or to restrict, things we think are right or wrong.

To give you an example straight out of the world today, of what legalism is, consider the speed limit. The sign says that the limit is 30 miles per hour. If we were to apply that as it is, which would be fair, we would say that travelling at 31 miles per hour is clearly breaking the law, so why don’t we? Why don’t people get a speeding fine for going at 31 mph? Because lawyers got involved, and said that, as speedometers are not accurate enough, it wouldn’t be fair, and so mostly our authorities only apply the speed limit allowing a 10% margin for error. This is legalism. One law wasn’t enough, so another rule must be added.

What most Christians think is sin is vastly removed from what the bible says is sin. In fact, he’s right that many Christians believe that feeling tempted is sinful, rather than waiting until you have sinned to feel bad.

But the simple aim of every believer should be a close, righteous walk with God – obedience is the ONLY answer to sin, because it clarifies what sin is! We can’t keep changing our minds because when we do, we begin a dangerous game – Collin says that Jesus will say in that day ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’, but then rejects the very law God gave us to keep us from sinning.

Please pray for Collin, because right now he’s in a dangerous place. He believes himself to be sinless, yet rejects the law, and this is an impossible place to be (and teach others from).

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May the fear of God bring you into all wisdom.

Lis

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Love your neighbour as yourself

We see these words in Leviticus 19:18 – God tells us:

Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.

Can you think now how many statutes are required because we have left this commandment behind? If we have compassion on our neighbour, as we would hope he would have on us, many statute laws of man would not be required. Harassment from loud music – not a thing anymore. Anti-social behaviour? Gone. All kinds of pain and suffering could be alleviated by this simple law – but only if we applied it.

When we don’t slam the door at 6 a.m. on our way to work we do it because we don’t want to wake the neighbours – that’s just the kind of consideration we all need to have. Don’t light that bonfire when the wind is blowing towards your neighbour’s washing – pretty simple. It also extends to how we treat our environment – litter laws, and pollution laws, not leaving an engine idling for long periods – all these things are covered simply under that one commandment, yet instead we have thousands of regulations which are in place instead (and, note, rarely applied).

That commandment also encompasses more than just consideration, it includes the way we correct and rebuke our neighbours too! Love is not license, it’s pointing out things which are wrong, with love, and expecting better.

David says, and I love this psalm so much, in psalm 141:5:

Let the righteous strike me;
It shall be a kindness.
And let him rebuke me;
It shall be as excellent oil;
Let my head not refuse it.
For still my prayer is against the deeds of the wicked.

Yes, absolutely! Rebuke me and I shall grow wiser still! How beautifully humble David is!

Let us love our neighbours, resolve disputes and keep government out of our lives – if only we kept the law of God!

Lis

Blueprints

Every house built today has a set of plans – someone has spent a long time designing with practicality (we hope) in mind. Every service to our homes must also be routed wisely, and the builder of the house must be able to read and understand those plans in order to end up with a house which is both structurally sound and pleasing (we hope!) to the eye.

Functionality is built into every recipe we use. We know who can be trusted to produce reliable recipes, and we follow those recipes carefully, more or less, to ensure good results which are delicious and healthy (we hope!).

But of course, just as there are different people there are different tastes. Different architects design different styles of homes, and different cooks produce different recipes. Having said that, some basic principles apply: there are structural laws that must be applied to buildings to make them safe, whatever their intended appearance on the outside, and there are also structural principles in things like bread and cake baking which must also be applied for consistent results. If you vary the proportions, they simply won’t work, and although that sponge cake may taste OK, if the consistency is more like a hockey puck, good luck trying to persuade anyone to make it a second time.

And so when I look at the area of health I wonder why there is really no one way. Just one way which works for all humans – there really isn’t! Whilst, of course, I am biased towards and keep God’s dietary laws – they are really quite easy and were one of the earliest changes I made in my walk with God, when it comes to health beyond that I am in flux.

You see, in my body, damage has been done – and I don’t know how far back this goes. I don’t know how long ago my gut trouble started. I do know when it got worse, and I do know that antibiotics were the culprit (and what dealt with the sepsis I was experiencing). It’s awful to think that there is no one right way to deal with the issue – there are, however, many people who will tell you what worked for them (and many who denounce these people as being wrong (because it didn’t work for them)).

You see I like to have a plan. I can bake without a recipe, and often do, but in order to do something I’ve never done before, I need a recipe to know how to do it, and practice to become proficient. Just as many builders could, in theory, build an extension for you without a plan, because they’ve done it so often, they had to learn how, and follow plans many times (and of course, they require plans where planning consent is required anyway).

But with my gut journey I feel as though I just keep finding myself at the end of a cul-de-sac and having to turn around and go back. The only things I have discovered along the way is that eating basically is best – natural food with as few additives as possible. But what annoys my gut this week might not next, and more annoyingly, what doesn’t annoy my gut today may well annoy it tomorrow.

So I’m saying all this to say this: we have a blueprint for our society which God wrote Himself for our benefit. With it I know what is right and wrong, and I know what I can and cannot do. I know my rights and responsibilities, if you like. I love God’s Law! Without that blueprint, we have a society where everyone does what is right in their own eyes – and the church teaches obedience, but what to?

A teaching from yesterday, which I’ll put at the end of this post, brought up some good points, and one relates to Romans 1: [emphasis added]

22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.

24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.

That last verse makes clear that they knew the law and the judgement of God according to it, yet not only did they practice these wicked things, but approved of them who also did so! Today the church teaches that the Law of Moses is done away with, and so, without God’s blueprint all these things become permissible – what is there to stop witchcraft if the Law is gone? The church now embraces sins which God abhors because they want to build a house which is not structurally sound? They don’t even know what they are doing. God does, and did when He caused Israel to suffer as they sinned – bringing them back to Him in repentance and bringing order (His Law) back to their society. Without that blueprint all kinds of wickedness prevailed! Things which are now infiltrating the church are part of that.

So you see why I wish there was one blueprint for my health recovery – one single route which I could follow! But that is not part of God’s Law, and so I have to try to work it out prayerfully with Him, working out what I must deny myself for my health’s sake, and what I can have and when. How much easier it is to follow a proven plan – why on earth does the church continue to reject God’s?

God Bless you

Lis

If the law is done away with, explain Luke 11:44

In Luke 11:44 Yeshua says:

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.

Why would a grave which is unmarked mean anything? Why would it be significant? It certainly wouldn’t be significant if we didn’t know the law of Moses, which tells us in Numbers 19:16:

And whosoever toucheth one that is slain with a sword in the open fields, or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days.

Now remember that EVERY catholic church has, in the crypt under the altar, a “relic” (a bone or a skull, or a full skeleton of a dead person) and you might have another inkling as to why the catholic church is so full of sin!

Yeshua also said in Matthew 23:27:

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.

How could this be important if the law was being “fulfilled” to do away with it (a ridiculous claim in any case)? Why would it matter if you touched a dead body, or walked into a sepulchre? Because the law still stands.

Yeshua said:

Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:19

Are you keeping the commandments, or at least trying to? If not, and you claim to love Yeshua watch out:

Many 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?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness.’ Matthew 7:22-23

Read more about whited sepulchres here: Dead men’s bones and uncleanness

Read about how I fell in love with the law: Falling in love with the Law

Lis

 

Trouble is coming – are you ready?

Are you prepared? I don’t mean with food or water (I hope you are, though!). I mean with God. Do you know when the feasts are? Do you know how to count the days – these are things I’m still learning and I have no confidence in my ability to do it if the internet were to fail tomorrow. I’m trying to keep a pure heart – are you? Are you trying to walk in God’s commandments and His statutes? This is the “light yoke” Yeshua told us about.

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Where are you with God? Are you still trying and striving to do things on your own without Him? Or are you leaning on Him to guide and protect you?

More and more the church is turning away from the bible. More and more the hypocrisy of the early church (rejecting the law and the feasts as “judaising”) is bringing the fruit of lawlessness. The church reasons that if pork and shellfish are OK (they’re not), then homosexuality and witchcraft must be fine too. Abortion also.

They are replacing church hypocrisy with utter lawlessness.

This lawlessness will lead to their destruction, but along the way they will involve themselves in persecuting bible-believing Christians.

In John 16:1-3 Yeshua tells us:

“These things I have spoken to you, that you should not be made to stumble. They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. And these things they will do to you because they have not known the Father nor Me.” [NKJV]

Yes, those of us who believe the word of God are not welcomed in churches – indeed the experience of talking to one of the elders in a local church, when I mentioned that I keep the law, he had such a visceral reaction to it – his agitation was clearly and physically visible. He will continue as he is until such time as God reaches him within the word. He will not HEAR what he needs to hear (it is not preached there), and perhaps even he will not SEE and READ (comprehend) what he needs to know. Only God opens the eyes, opens the ears.

God has made us promises – these promises can be found throughout the bible, but the ones we must pay closest attention to are the blessing and the curses is Deuteronomy. God shows us the consequences of disobedience which we can see throughout our communities and countries today.

Get under the protection of the law – seek to please God!

Lis

 

A rant about church complicity in the law of man (and rejecting the law of God!)

I’m not going to comment directly on this story, just provide you a link – go and read it. READ IT and WEEP!

The midwife hounded out of her job after 30 years (and 5,000 babies) because she refused to supervise abortions

Evil is enshrined in law – man’s law! Yet you in the church reject the law of God! You stand by whilst those with a conscience are drummed out of their professions – you stand by and WRING YOUR HANDS but you DO NOTHING! Because you stand for nothing. You have no basis to argue, you refuse to get involved, you don’t write to your MP, you don’t seek to change anything, and you still fail to keep the very law that Jesus kept perfectly. Shame on you!

When was the last time you wrote to your MP, or anyone else to try to effect change?! When was the last time you made a fuss and stood up against the tide of filth engulfing our society?

A friend (non-believer) told me that he keeps his mouth shut as his daughter, aged 16, talks about transgender as a “choice”. Why? Because he has no basis to argue from, presumably. He doesn’t have a belief himself, he doesn’t have a scripture to stand on and to argue from. He’s letting his child get carried away with a deception, and feels he can do nothing.

You are not in that position – you have a basis to argue from and you CAN take a stand. But will you? Can you be bothered to study the law of God? Will you stand on what is RIGHT? Or will you hang around with the vile appeasers in your church who say “there is no condemnation in Christ” but never finish the verse in case it offends:

There is, then, now no condemnation to those in Christ Jesus, who walk not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit; [Romans 8:1 YLT]

If you have a modern bible, you won’t even see the complete verse because it’s been edited out.

You are walking according to your flesh. You are walking in “compassion” but it’s NOT it’s COWARDICE! It’s LICENSE! Do as thou wilt? NO! Do the WILL of GOD!

‘Not every one who is saying to me Lord, lord, shall come into the reign of the heavens; but he who is doing the will of my Father who is in the heavens. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, lord, have we not in thy name prophesied? and in thy name cast out demons? and in thy name done many mighty things? and then I will acknowledge to them, that — I never knew you, depart from me ye who are working lawlessness. [Matt 7:21-23 YLT, emphasis added]

What would Jesus do? Well, what DID Jesus do? He did the will of His Father! He kept, perfectly, the law, and died for our sins.

But you won’t study the law, you won’t even try!

Therefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring upon Judah and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all the evil that I have pronounced against them: because I have spoken unto them, but they have not heard; and I have called unto them, but they have not answered. [Jeremiah 35:17 KJV]

You can expect ALL the condemnation of the law, all the curses of the law – on your doorstep, in your family, in your country – everywhere where the will of God is ignored.

David said in Psalm 119: 136:

Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law. [KJV]

Do you weep because God’s law is not kept? Why not?

And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer’s inkhorn by his side; And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house. And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city. And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was left, that I fell upon my face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord GOD! wilt thou destroy all the residue of Israel in thy pouring out of thy fury upon Jerusalem?

Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood, and the city full of perverseness: for they say, The LORD hath forsaken the earth, and the LORD seeth not. And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will recompense their way upon their head. [Ezekiel 9:3-10 KJV]

So I say again SHAME ON YOU who reject the law of Moses, who won’t even TRY to study it, let alone apply it. Your weak complicity in the evils of this world is bearing fruit – fruit which only the wrath of God will assuage.

You can expect to reap as you sow, brethren.

I will end with a quote from the article linked above. This comment comes from Lord Alton who supports the bill:

We should all emulate her bravery and that of Mary Doogan and Connie Wood, and loudly demand that the Conscientious Objection Bill gets the safe passage through Parliament that it fully deserves.

But if only we had kept to the law of Moses we wouldn’t need yet another law, yet another safe harbour for believers or those who are against abortion for non-religious reasons. We would have “Thou shallt not kill” and it would do the job.

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! [Matt 23:37 KJV]

Why would you not? Why would you resist the very law of God? Why?!

And that is the end of my rant.

God Bless you

Lis