DOCTRINES OF DEMONS PART II
And He gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints (believers) for the work of ministry for the edifying (building up) of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect (complete) man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, (teaching) by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting. Ephesians 4:11-14
The reason for so much false and perverse teaching that leads to the doctrines of demons is the absence of the "Five-fold" ministry team raised up to equip and train believers. The pastor, only mentioned twice in the New Testament was never meant to lead an assembly, much less the whole body of Christ becoming the "Supreme Commander" of the church!
Jesus Christ left us a blueprint of His church, a divine design that has been ignored for hundreds of years, leaving Christianity, in essence, a spectator sport with no power and discernment to defeat the powers of darkness. The true church of Jesus Christ was never meant to be a place to go, but a supernatural expression of Him in the earth doing that which He did when He was training the twelve. Jesus replicated His ministry in His disciples, the very thing we are to be doing, to impart His wisdom, knowledge and power in faithful men and women who will in turn do the same!
If you were going to build a building or a house you would hopefully hire an architect to draw up the blueprints and supervise the construction, but today the most important building in the universe, the "Temple of the Living God" (Us) amounts to renting a building, filling it with chairs and listening to a talking head give you a history lesson of how things used to be for the rest of your life!
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the Head-Christ from whom the whole body joined and knit together by what every joint (Us) supplies, according to the effective working by which every part (Us) does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. Ephesians 4:15,16
THE MASTER BUILDER
According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. I Corinthians3:10,11
Jesus Christ is the "Cornerstone" of the True Temple and we are the temple of the Holy Spirit. Jesus left no buildings, shrines, or monuments, He left His word imparted into the hearts of His apostles and sent them to replicate His presence in the earth.
For over three years Jesus trained the twelve, lost one, but after His death the disciples appointed Matthias to be the twelfth. Why twelve you say, because twelve represents the government of God, there are twelve hours that govern the day, twelve hours govern the night, twelve months in the year and in Revelation 21 you will see the number twelve exhibited multiple times in the New Jerusalem, descending out of Heaven.
The apostles of Christ were sent to bear witness of the truth of the Lord Jesus Christ, sharing the "Good News" of the gospel to the Jews first and then to the Gentiles given by Paul and all of them experienced false teachers and prophets trying to pervert and distort the word of God. Now, 2000 years later the devil has managed to pollute the message of eternal life by using any means he can with the aid of demonized teachers and greedy shepherds only concerned for their own welfare!
I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert (distort) the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from Heaven, (angels of light) preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. Galatians 1:6-8
And this occurred because of false brethren secretly brought in who came by stealth to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage, to whom we did not yield submission even for an hour, that the truth of the gospel might continue with you. Galatians 2:4,5
The Gentile church was wild and free from rules, regulations and the law of Moses even though the gospel was preached from it by Paul and fulfilled by Christ. The Jews were the first to try and add something to the gospel, saying that one must be circumcised and obey the law once they were born again.
Even the apostle Peter was caught up in this deception until Paul rebuked him. It is Jesus plus nothing when someone comes to the Lord and repents, believes and follows Him, he is saved, delivered and conveyed into the kingdom in good standing, being made righteous in the sight of God! Since the time of this attack on the gospel 2000 years of deceit, deception, lies and the traditions of men have crept in making Christianity a pagan religion.
Jesus went to the cross and shed His blood for us to enter eternal life by a new covenant and not by the works of the law or by our own good deeds. We are transformed by the supernatural act of the new birth and made complete in Him becoming His body in the earth. The old priesthood along with its temple, rituals, laws and traditions were done away with and we have been freed from their condemnation. As we will see in the next message, Satan has dragged up from the depths of antiquity the old priesthood, complete with temple, (church building) High Priest, (pastor) and a multitude of religious rituals, many of which were taken from paganism.
Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principals of the world and not according to Christ. Colossians 2:8
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin