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The Grace of Giving
Pastor Jim Montgomerie    [email]    ( Netherlands ) 2017-10-26     Views : 174     Touched : 28

Have you ever wondered why there are so many people out there preaching Gods word and expecting to receive a fortune from those who have just received their sermon? I could mention many of them by name but what difference would it make to those who prefer to live in someone else’s fairy tale.

The reason why millions of people choose to live in another’s fairy tale is easy to explain. Satan has manipulated and deceived them into believing that someone else’s fairy tale is the truth they want to hear. Why is this so hard for people to accept? Satan knows just how gullible people are and he also knows just how easy they are to deceive by cleverly choosing and twisting Gods written word into something he wants them to hear. Can you see where this is going? Read these following verses from Genesis carefully and you will see just how easy it is for Satan to deceive someone who knows the truth, into believing the lie.

Genesis 3:1-13. (1) Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “ Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” (2) And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; (3) “but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ’You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’ (4) Then the serpent said to the woman, You will not surely die. (5) For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil. (6) So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. (7) Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings. (8) And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. (9) Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, where are you? (10) So he said, I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself. (11) And He said, Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat? (12) Then the man said, The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate. (13) And the Lord God said to the woman, What is this you have done? The woman said, The serpent deceived me, and I ate.

When you take your time and read these verses carefully it is easy to see and understand just how easy it was for Satan to deceive someone who knew the truth. At the time God gave Adam the commandment not to eat the fruit of the tree in the midst of the garden, he did not know the difference between good and evil. You can see this was true because of the way the woman, at first, answered Satan (verses 2-3) These verses also prove that the commandment God gave to Adam was correctly passed on to the woman. It was because the woman knew no good or evil that Satan was able to manipulate her into believing his twisted lies, and this is the moment when sin entered into the game.

Unless you know where the sin in your life originates you are easy to lead astray, and this is what makes us all easy prey for Satan and his workers to manipulate. What many people need to make this truth sink in is to confront them with this truth. Today, the lack of knowledge of Gods written word makes you a playground for Satan, and after Satan has played with you and has deceived you, you have become one of his workers. Of course you will deny this and you will use every excuse Satan has planted within you to try and worm your way out of this dilemma. Take another good look at verse (12) and you will see this to be the truth. Adam at this point had been deceived and he knew it. How did he try to worm his way out of his confrontation with God? He blamed God for giving him the woman who caused him to commit sin.

How many people today having declared themselves holy and righteous before God, but in truth they are nothing more than workers of evil. How many are exactly like Eva, she knew only the truth before Satan got to her and caused her to be the first person to break Gods commandment and commit the first sin. Look at her next step, she manipulated her husband into committing the same sin, and so it continued to spread, Adam the husband blamed God for causing him to break His commandment and be guilty of causing sin to enter into the earth. And so it continues today from behind the consuls. Hosea 4:6-10. God is rejecting those preachers because they have rejected Gods word and chosen the lie, and the more the congregations increase the farther the lie is spread. These are the preachers who feed from the sins of others, but both will suffer in the end.

This is how easy it is for Satan to do what he does best, he comes into your fairy tale, deceives you by telling you exactly what you want to hear, you fall for the lie and you transfer it to another. And when someone confronts you with the truth, you will always try to worm your way out of it by placing the blame onto someone else just as Adam did. What has Satan caused you to do, what has he turned you into? Satan has shattered your fairy tale which you have been living, you have been confronted in your lie, and how do you react, you try to push your transgressions onto someone else just to keep yourself in the front line.

Well God has some news for you, He pointed His finger right back at you. Genesis 4:14, 15, 17. Look at how God punished Satan, Eva, and Adam for what they had done. And to round it all up as His fitting judgment, in Genesis 4:24. We see how God banished Adam and Eve from the garden of Eden, and placed a cherubim and a flaming sward to guard the way to the tree of life. Can you now understand what it means to be deceived and manipulated by Satan. Even then God placed guards to ensure that no one unworthy would reach the tree of life. And today there is a guard at the door to the kingdom of heaven preventing any sin from entering. If you truly want to get into the kingdom of God then you have to go through Jesus Christ.

The worldly leaders of today’s Christianity are trying to convince millions of people that they are holy and righteous, and they have their place in Gods kingdom and the more they give, the greater their blessing will be. Just like God placed the guard at the tree of life to protect it, Jesus is protecting the door to the kingdom. Jesus cannot be bought with all your offers and gifts to your Churches and their Pastors, and so long as you keep trying to buy your way in, the longer the guard at the door keeps it closed for you.

Onto the next step: How does Gods word see it the way I am telling it. Am I wrong, or are you denying the truth, what could possibly be holding you back from admitting that it is you who are wrong, could it be that Satan has already deceived you as easily as he did with Eva. This is the truth, you have been deceived by Satan and this is why it is so hard for you to find that peace which only God can give you. You are spending more time denying the truth and before you know it our Lord will have returned. Who will you then blame when you are told to depart……Oh Lord, you are wrong, my pastor told me I was so blessed……. Maybe so, but I know you not…. Depart.

How dare I say these things: Once again the truth hurts, I am not saying these things, I am only repeating what God has already said in His word. Bad mouth me all you want, but in reality you are only bad mouthing God. You are denying Gods greatest gift of grace. God only wants to lead you to His kingdom, and He is telling you to watch out because Satan wants to lead you to spend eternity in hell with him. Satan has turned todays Christianity into a farce by causing so many people to change Gods written word inside out to suit the times we live in. God is truth, Satan is the lie.

Everyone who is seeking after God has many questions which need to be answered, but when Satan sees that you are looking for God, he steps in and he will lead you to find the answers you want to hear. If you are sitting faithfully in your Church and you are hearing what you want to hear, then you are being led astray. This is a Church of man. You should be sitting in a Church where you are told what you don’t want to hear but what God needs you to hear. This is Gods Church.

Those seeking God need to be told the truth because it is only the truth which can set you free.

Mark 7:20-23. And He said, what comes out of a man, that defiles a man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man.

If anyone dares to say that none of the above apply to them, then Satan sure has you under his spell. The only way to get out of this dilemma and start walking on that narrow path is to lay down your own self-righteousness, and admit that you are that evil person Jesus is talking about. And this is where Satan has you trapped. Of course you can always take the easy way out and run to your Pastor and ask his advice but he can’t help you, he has already told you that you were so blessed, He doesn’t know how to tell you the truth because he lives in the same fairy tale as you.

The only way to break free from Satan’s grip is to receive the Grace which God is giving you. God wants you to lay down your man made self-righteousness and accept our Lord who became the righteousness of God. With your own self-righteousness you are only trying to enter the sheepfold via the back door, and this makes you a thief and a robber. John 10:1. Sound familiar?

God is still pouring out His gift of Grace towards mankind, but Satan has created his way to intercept that Gift from God. Satan has ensured that there are enough preachers and teachers, prophets and holy messengers around to lead as many astray as possible. There are enough Churches and different denominations all using different translations and interpretations of God’s word to snare the gullible, the deaf, and the blind.

The truth is out there but who can you trust to lead you to it?

You too can receive the grace of giving what you have received to another, all you have to do is make sure you have received it from God. God’s word tells you to ask and you will be given, seek and you will find, and to knock and it will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7. Ask, seek, knock by God and not by man. Before you can begin your search for the truth in God’s word, remember what Jesus had to say about you in Mark 7:20-23. Not only you but also those who do not teach you how to clean up your heart and become free from Satan’s grip.

I thank God for all of you who are reading this, and I pray for you all that God will allow you to receive His gift of Grace to freely give unto others that which you have freely received. Mathew 10:8.

God bless.
Pastor And Evangelist
Jim Montgomerie


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