My Testimony: How The TRUTH Set Me Free From The DEMONIC Bondage and Darkness of The ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH!

I was born in Queens, New York and then my family moved to Long Island and lived there for five years before moving back to Queens. While living on the Island I attended a public school. We were permitted to attend “religious instruction” classes once a week at the local Catholic School, and that’s where I was taught the Catholic Catechism.

I was taught that there were two types of sin, one was “mortal sin” (the more serious) and the other was “venial sin” (the less serious). I remember thinking to myself “how can anybody keep up with all of that stuff?” I was taught that it was a mortal sin to miss Mass on Sunday which I had already done, and I knew that I had committed more than my share of “venial sins”, so I started to become a little concerned about my soul. I was taught that there was a heaven, a hell, and another place called purgatory. Purgatory was described as a temporary place of punishment where the Catholic would stay until their love for God was perfect, and then they would proceed to heaven. Even at that young age their was enough conviction within my own heart to block out any thought of going to heaven, and even purgatory looked like a longshot to me. I went on to become an altar boy and being one of nine children I witnessed many “First Communion” and “Confirmation”ceremonies within my family. I must say that I always had a nagging question in the back of my mind, which was “where would I go after I die?”

During the 1970’s I had an insatiable desire to know the truth. I would travel to a shopping mall on Long Island, because there were two large bookstores in the mall. I would head straight to the philosophy and religious section where I would browse through the books, shelf by shelf, from bookcase to bookcase. After the first bookstore I would head to the other bookstore and repeat the same process over again. I wanted to know the truth and I eventually filled a large box with books on a variety of topics. I read books on Zen and I read books on meditation. I bought books on self improvement and how to improve the mind. You name it, I bought it and I read it.

One night in late 1980 I was drinking at a club and around midnight I decided to leave. I headed out to the south shore of Long Island to check out another club. I had been drinking for a couple of hours, and I was tired, but I can remember thinking that I wanted to get my “moneys worth” out of the weekend because it was back to work on Monday. I met my wife Cathy that night, and I remember when I left the club there was a ticket waiting on my windshield for parking on the street after 4AM. That was a typical weekend for me and many others of my age group during that time.

Cathy and I got married in July of 1981 and I still had the same desire and interest to seek out the truth. I read about a free seminar on mind control that spoke about improving ones mind power and memory. The seminar was being given a few miles from where we lived and I convinced Cathy to go with me. At the beginning of the seminar the teacher was talking about relaxation, emptying the mind, and visualization techniques. During this part of the class the teacher forgot what day it was and that just struck my funny bone. I could not stop laughing, to the point of tears, and this made Cathy laugh also. The teacher noticed us but simply smiled. The rest of the class had their eyes closed and they were in “visualization mode.” As I look back on that day I truly believe that it was the Lord who protected us from becoming involved in that sort of thing. I believe when a person starts “emptying their minds” that they can open themselves up to the occult, which in reality is the realm of the demonic.

During the mid 1980’s Cathy and I became aware of the Catholic Charismatic movement. The Mass was livelier and the songs were similar to those sung in Christian churches. We attended “healing masses” which focused on healing and praying the rosary. The rosary contains prayers which are mostly “Hail Mary’s”. At that time we became aware of what was known as the Marian apparitions at Medugorje. The “Virgin Mary” was allegedly appearing before some young men and women and bringing forth a monthly message. We were fascinated by stories of rosary beads changing colors, from silver to gold, when people went to Medugorje.

During this same period we began visiting a church in New York City where the gospel of Jesus Christ was being preached. We heard testimonies of how people’s lives were being changed by the power of Jesus Christ. This fascinated us also because we were so accustomed to the rituals and rote prayers we said every Sunday at the Catholic Mass. As time went on we would attend Mass in the morning and visit the other church in the evening, and the power of God’s Word was bringing us into the knowledge of the truth.

Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:31-32)

Cathy told a Christian woman at that other church about the alleged appearances over in Yugoslavia. The woman quoted a verse of scripture to her:

And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. (2 Corinthians 11:14)

This troubled Cathy and she went before the Lord and asked Him to show her the truth no matter what. She prayed before the Lord with an open Bible and an open heart, and began to see many scriptures which contradicted the messages that were coming from the “apparition of Mary” in Yugoslavia. This was very upsetting to her because we were really into this apparition thing. We had purchased videos and invited others to come to our home to view them with us. We also handed out pamphlets which promoted the apparition. We were evangelists for Mary at that time. Cathy was convinced that this whole thing was not of God and she tried to convince me, but I was not willing to listen. This went on for several weeks until one day she came down the stairs with tears in her eyes and asked me to listen to her. Something inside my heart told me to listen, and I did, and I told her that I would pray about it.

I knew that I had a choice to make. It was either the word of God (the bible) or the messages of “Mary” from Medugorje. I chose to believe the word of God. I can remember the day when the Lord lifted the spiritual veil of deception which had covered my eyes. I was reading the gospel of John and it seemed that the words were jumping off the page at me. I knew at that moment that the Lord Jesus Christ was the Son of God who came down from heaven. I knew that the Lord Jesus Christ was persecuted and slain on the cross for my sins. This was”head knowledge” before but now it was revelation truth from heaven straight into my heart. The Lord Jesus Christ had become ever so real to me and I knew that He died for me. A change had taken place inside my heart, and I was born again in the true biblical way. Jesus said this:

That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. (John 3:6-7)

Cathy and I researched the messages from Medugorje and it was as if the Holy Spirit had taken a fluorescent hi-liter pen and began to expose the contradictions and falsehoods within those messages. We did the same with the other apparitions of Mary and we found them to contain similar errors.

As new Christians we now believed what Peter said and that we were now part of the “priesthood of believers” (1 Peter 2:9) which encompasses people from every nation on planet earth. We now knew that we did not need the Roman Catholic Mass, which is called the “Perfect Sacrifice Continued” (item 360 Baltimore Catechism p171), and which declares as its purpose “to satisfy the justice of God for the sins committed against Him” (Item 361 Baltimore Catechism p173). We now believed what Jesus Christ proclaimed right before His life expired “It Is Finished” (John 19:30). We now believed what Peter told us in one of his letters:

For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: (1 Peter 3:18)

We now believed what the apostle Paul told us in his letter to the Romans. We saw the value of the blood of Jesus Christ like never before.

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. (Romans 5:8-9)

We now knew that the Mass, which declares that Christ through the ministry of the priest is offering Himself to God in “an unbloody manner” (item 357 Baltimore Catechism p168), was not in agreement with the Word of God which tells us this:

For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. (Leviticus 17:11)

We also knew from studying the scriptures that the real Mary was a sinner just like the rest of us:

And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. (Luke 1:46-47)

Only sinners need a Saviour, and the Bible tells us that every single one of us has come short of the glory of God.

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.(Romans 3:23)

The last time that I find Mary mentioned in the scriptures is in the book of Acts:

And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James. These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren. (Acts 1:13-14)

Mary is listed here along with everyone else and she most certainly is not exalted above the others who are mentioned here. Mary was praying along with the rest of the other believers in Jesus Christ unto her God. None of the others are found praying to her as I did for many years and is still done today by multitudes.

One of the most striking things to me was the fact that the second commandment found in the Baltimore Catechism was not the same second commandment found in the bible. The real second commandment is found in Exodus 20 and reads as follows:

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. (Exodus 20:4-6)

In the Roman Catholic Baltimore Catechism the second commandment is listed as “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.” (Baltimore Catechism item number 195, p 100)

How could there still be Ten commandments if the second commandment which dealt with graven images (statues) and which took up three verses in the scriptures is removed from the list?

The answer is found by taking a look at the ninth and tenth commandments in the Baltimore Catechism which are as follows:

9) Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors wife.

10) Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors goods.

(Baltimore Catechism item number 195, p100)

But the Bible relegates only one single verse to this subject which is found below.

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s. (Exodus 20:17)

The Lord really opened up my eyes with this one because statues are found in Roman Catholic Churches all over the world. There are shrines to Mary all over the world. There are statues built to honor “saints” all over the world. I can remember visiting a Catholic shop in search of a statue of Mary because I wanted to have my own little shrine in the attic of my home. A person had a choice of a plain white statue or one which included the colors of blue and white. I was shocked at the prices for even the smaller statues, and I never bought one. It was not long after that visit to the Catholic shop, that I got saved and saw all of these things as nothing but idolatry according to God’s word.

As the Lord continued to open up my eyes about the deception of Roman Catholicism I would share this with others including pastors. I soon found out that this is an issue which most pastors refrain from speaking about. There was so much compromise I did not know where to begin. I have to remind myself that the bible warns us about such things in the following verse:

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; (1 Timothy 4:1)

If the Spirit of God, which is the Spirit of truth prophesied of such apostasy then it must certainly happen. Many pastors walk under the disguise of a “love” which is nothing but a counterfeit love which creates a false “unity” of believers in Jesus Christ. They lay aside the truth of God’s word and accept the doctrines of devils which Paul warned us about. On the surface they appear to be “anointed” but in reality they are crafty compromiser’s of  God’s word. Some are very aware of what is going on, but they remain silent because it is not popular to speak out against these things. True love warns people about false doctrine and calls it what it is in order to protect the sheep. True Godly and biblical love can be found in the ministry of the Jewish apostle Paul who never failed to warn the people whom he loved so dearly.

Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears. (Acts 20:26-31)

 

ISRAEL Is Still IGNORANT of GOD’S Righteousness, And They Still Reject JESUS CHRIST, as The Prophesied Cornerstone of ZION!

God’s Word is absolutely incredible when you see how it all fits perfectly together. In the book of Isaiah there is the following scripture:

Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in ZION for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that BELIEVETH shall not make haste. (Isaiah 28:16)

We know now that this scripture speaks prophetically of Jesus the Christ [Messiah] who came to this earth at the appointed time, died, and rose again from the dead. Jesus Christ [Messiah] was rejected by His own Jewish people [John 1:11], but to those who believed on Him, they became the sons [children] of God. [John 1:12] We can see the very same scripture used by Peter in the New Testament.

Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion (ZION) a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that BELIEVETH on him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the HEAD of the CORNER, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. (1 Peter 2:5-8 )

Peter tells that we are now a SPIRITUAL house, which simply means that we as believers are filled with the Holy Spirit, and we recognize that Jesus Christ is Lord. We recognize that Jesus is the chief cornerstone in that SPIRITUAL house.

Peter also tells us that we are a Holy Priesthood, which simply means that any Tom, Dick or Harry who repents of their sin, and turns to the Lord, is now part of that SPIRITUAL priesthood of believers. If you are reading this today, and you do not know the Lord, and you realize that you are a sinner that needs salvation, the GOOD NEWS is that you can be SAVED. The GOOD NEWS is that you can become part of the SPIRITUAL priesthood of believers the moment that you are born again into the Kingdom of God.

Peter tells us that the “builders” disallowed this cornerstone who is Jesus Christ, which simply means that they [the Jewish people]  disapproved and rejected Him. Jesus Christ was a “stumbling stone” to the people of Israel, for He was not what they expected. They did not anticipate the Messiah to come as He did in a meek and humble way, even riding upon a donkey into Jerusalem EXACTLY as prophesied by the prophet Zechariah. [Zechariah 9:9] Not only that, but Peter tells us that he [Jesus Christ] became the HEAD of the corner, or cornerstone.

When the foundation for a major building is being laid, you will often witness a very big ceremony when the cornerstone of the building is put in place. The News reporters will be there taking pictures and all of the local politicians will be there with big smiles on their faces, and shovels in their hands, as they announce the beginning of construction.

Almost two thousand years ago, the GREATEST CORNERSTONE was laid in the SPIRITUAL BUILDING of Almighty God. That cornerstone is Jesus Christ and the offer to become part of that SPIRITUAL building has been going on that whole time. The offer is for both Jewish and Gentile, but there is one catch, you must believe that Jesus Christ is the CHIEF CORNERSTONE.

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. (1 Peter 2:9-10)

Peter tells us that we are now part of a HOLY NATION, and that we have been called out of darkness into the marvelous light [of Jesus Christ]. We are now the people of God, and that is an awesome thing folks. We have obtained mercy! 

I believe that any person who truly knows the Lord, and who has been born again of the Spirit, realizes the awesome and incredible mercy that they have obtained from God. Folks, I also believe that any person who has been truly born again of the Spirit, also realizes that they were doomed to an eternal Hell without that awesome mercy of God, through Jesus Christ!

Once again I tell you that this offer is for any person on planet earth. You may have lived the most wretched life imaginable, and yet you can become part of this HOLY NATION that Peter is telling us about.

By the way this HOLY NATION is a SPIRITUAL NATION that is made up of people from all over the globe. It does not matter one iota where you live, because the moment you repent and believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and receive the GIFT of salvation, you become part of that HOLY NATION of God!

Please make a note also, that there is no such thing as a “Holy Land” [including the State of Israel] because the only one that can make anyone Holy is the Holy Spirit. Any person who is living in the land of the present day State of Israel is confronted with the person of Jesus Christ, just like any other person, from any other other place in the world. It comes down to the individual, and their acceptance or rejection of Jesus Christ [Messiah]. If any one tells you otherwise then they are presenting a BOGUS GOSPEL MESSAGE to you!

ISRAEL: Living Under The LAW, Not By FAITH In Jesus Christ

The spiritual waters of this beautiful Gospel of Jesus Christ began flowing out from Jerusalem almost two thousand years ago, and they have reached the uttermost parts of the earth. The invitation that Jesus gave 2000 years ago remains the same: “. . . repent ye and believe the Gospel . . .”  [Mark 1:15]

The Jewish apostle Paul was a former persecutor and murderer of Christians, until he was converted on the road to Damascus. [Acts 9] He confirms the words of Isaiah as well as Peter in the following passage:

What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith. But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. Wherefore? Because they sought it NOT by FAITH, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone; As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion (ZION) a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ASHAMED. (Romans 9:30-33)

In this passage of scripture this Jewish apostle of Christ tells us that the Gentiles [heathen] have attained the righteousness [before God] because of their simple faith!

Paul then tells us that Israel has NOT attained that same righteousness [before God] because they sought to earn their righteousness with God by their keeping of the Law, and so it is even until this very day! Paul then quotes the very same scripture, [3 time confirmation] that Isaiah and Peter quoted, regarding Christ being the cornerstone.

Listen to the cry from the heart of Paul, a man who was RELIGIOUS but LOST until he was transformed by the power of Jesus Christ, almost two thousand years ago.

Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for ISRAEL is, that they might be SAVED. For I bear them record that they have a ZEAL of GOD, but NOT according to KNOWLEDGE. For they being IGNORANT of GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS, and going about to ESTABLISH their OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS, have NOT submitted themselves unto the RIGHTEOUSNESS of GOD. For CHRIST is the END of the LAW for RIGHTEOUSNESS to every one that BELIEVETH. (Romans 10:1-4)

Paul tells us in simple and plain language that the people of ISRAEL [in the FLESH / NATURAL] have a zeal for God, but that zeal is NOT according to the knowledge and truth of God’s Word. Paul declared that they were IGNORANT of God’s righteousness, and so they decided to establish THEIR OWN righteousness. ISRAEL missed the truth about Jesus Christ as being the END of the law for righteousness, for those who believe. In plain language, the unbelieving Jewish people, are INCLUDED in the class with ALL unbelieving Gentiles, and are still LOST and on the road to an eternal HELL.

That same word stands as true today, as it did when Paul wrote those words so many years ago. The only RIGHTEOUSNESS that Almighty God will honor is that RIGHTEOUSNESS that is found in His Son Jesus Christ. To reject Jesus Christ is to reject the true RIGHTEOUSNESS, and obviously the salvation which gains entrance into Heaven.

Almighty God Must Be Worshiped In Spirit and Truth, and That is Impossible Without The Holy Spirit!

Sometimes you just have to get back to the basics, and preach the simple truths which are found in the scriptures, and that is what I will be doing here in this article. God has made it clear though his Son Jesus Christ, that he is to be worshiped in SPIRIT and in TRUTH, and that is absolutely IMPOSSIBLE to do without the Holy Spirit!

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in SPIRIT and in TRUTH: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias (Messiah) cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he. (John 4:23-26)

Do not listen to those people who claim that Jesus NEVER revealed himself as the Messiah when he walked this earth, because that passage of scripture shows us that he did. Not only that, but the Lord Jesus Christ told that Gentile woman that god must be worshiped in Spirit and in truth! The Lord also promised Peter that GOD would pour out his Spirit upon all flesh (humanity).

But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of MY SPIRIT; and they shall prophesy: And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Acts 2:14-21)

Here is a very powerful passage from the Word of God. The Holy Spirit came down upon many of the Jewish people in Galilee, and multitudes heard them glorify God in different languages. This absolutely confounded those who heard them, because they heard the Galileans speak in their own languages, and dialects which they had not known before! The Galileans were held in contempt by many and considered to be rude and uncivilized, and this display of the power of God, threw them for a loop. Many simply believed that the Galileans were simply drunk, and acting foolishly, but Peter quickly stifled that argument. Peter made it clear to them that what they saw taking place was a fulfillment of Bible prophecy. He quoted from the prophet Joel, where he prophesied about the Lord pouring out His Spirit upon all flesh. (Joel 2:28-29)

It was no coincidence that the Lord chose to move upon the Galileans in this instance, because He was showing us once again that He is not a respecter of persons. The Lord made a promise, through the prophet Joel, that the Holy Spirit would come upon men and women alike, and they would prophesy, see visions, and have dreams. Listen to those words ALL FLESH which were used by the prophet Joel, and fulfilled on that day. Did the outpouring of the Spirit of God stop short on that day, when the people of Galilee were filled? Absolutely not! The Lord promised to pour out His Spirit upon ALL FLESH, and that has been happening for almost two thousand years now. Peter also told the multitude that “whosoever shall call upon the Lord shall be saved”! The two are connected together and can never be separated. When a person desires salvation, and they call upon the Lord, they shall be saved! A person without the Holy Spirit is not a Christian, and they are NOT saved. The Lord still chooses to use the weak and foolish things to confound the wise.

But God hath chosen the FOOLISH things of the world to confound the WISE; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence. (1 Corinthians 1:27-29)

Now watch this ladies and gentlemen. I want to show you how easy it is to cut through the gross deception that is in the land today, and most of the “church world” also. The Lord Jesus Christ told us who the Holy Spirit was, and what he would do also. Keep in mind that the Lord referred to the Holy Spirit in a PERSONAL way, as you see in the following passages:

1] The Holy Spirit Will Testify Of Jesus Christ

But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the SPIRIT of TRUTH, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of ME: (John 15:26)

When a person is truly born again of the Spirit of the living God, that same person will testify about Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is called the Comforter by the Lord, and he will bring comfort to the heart of the true believer. When I was born again of the Spirit, my unscriptural adoration of the blessed Virgin Mary stopped, because the Spirit of the living God showed me Jesus Christ was the only ONE that I needed. The Holy Spirit showed me through the scriptures, that He was the only way of salvation (John 14:6, Acts 4:10-12), and the only TRUE mediator. (1Timothy 2:5) It is so sad to watch people hang on to their idols, and insist that they will never change, when you show them what the Lord declares in His Word! A person WITHOUT the Holy Spirit does NOT even belong to the Lord according to the Jewish apostle Paul! Read it for yourself:

But ye are not in the flesh, but in the SPIRIT, if so be that the SPIRIT of GOD dwell in you. Now if any man have not the SPIRIT of CHRIST, he is NONE of HIS. (Romans 8:9)

How important is the person of the Holy Spirit according to the scriptures? It is a matter of spiritual life and death!

2] The Holy Spirit Will Guide You Into All Truth and Glorify Jesus Christ

Howbeit when he, the SPIRIT of TRUTH, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. (John 16:13-14)

In the passage above, the Lord used the word HE eight different times, and the word HIMSELF once in describing the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is a PERSON, not a force, not an invisible liquid of some sort! When the Spirit of God comes upon a true believer they will GLORIFY Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit will not point you to Mary or any other go-between or mediator. (1 Timothy 2:5) He will testify of Jesus Christ and He will glorify Him alone! The Holy Spirit will not speak of HIMSELF, according to Jesus Christ, but He will point you, and I, to Jesus Christ. Not only that but the Holy Spirit will also guide us into ALL truth according to Jesus Christ. Please remember that these are not my own words, but the words of Jesus Christ Himself!

3] The Lord Anoints True Believers With The Holy Spirit And He Teaches Us

But ye have an unction (chrisma) from the Holy One, and ye know all things. (1 John 2:20)

Any person, male or female, who has been born again of the Spirit has a teacher, and that is the person of the Holy Spirit. We as believers are to test all things, by the scriptures (God’s Word) as the Lord leads and guides us into all truth. When we hear a preacher speak, we should search the scriptures to see if what they are saying is true.

I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth. Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also. Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father. And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life. (1 John 2:21-25)

Who is a LIAR according to the scriptures? Those who deny that Jesus, is in fact the Christ (Messiah)! Please do not miss that ladies and gentlemen, because that is describing the majority of people who fill the Earth today!. Do the people of Islam believe that Jesus is the Son of God, and the Christ (Messiah)? Absolutely not, in fact they do not even believe that God has a Son! Do the Jewish people believe that Jesus is the Messiah? For the most part, they do not, although a small percentage (as always) have believed in Jesus as the Christ (Messiah) There are countless other “religions” that do not believe that Jesus Christ is Lord at all! Jesus Christ is the Word which was made flesh,  and dwelt among us, and that Word just happened to be God! (John 1:1-3,14) Jesus was not,  is not, nor will He ever be, Michael the Archangel as the Watchtower Society and their Jehovah’s Witnesses teach. In fact Michael the Archangel is a worshiper of Jesus Christ himself, according to the Word of God! (Hebrews 1:6)  Jesus Christ is the eternal son of God, who has always been, and he even uses the name “I AM” to describe Himself! (John 8:58) In fact, God the Father called the Son, God in the following passage of scripture:

But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. (Hebrews 1:8)

Do not be seduced by those who knock on your door and ask you to do “Bible Studies” with them, no matter how “sweet and loving” they may appear to be.. Your very soul is at stake dear friend! In fact the risen Lord Jesus Christ, wounds and all, told His followers that they would be WITNESSES unto HIM, when the Holy Ghost came upon them!

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. (Acts 1:8)

The Holy Spirit is our ultimate teacher, and the anointing (chrisma) or unction (chrisma) of that same Spirit will guide us into truth, if we allow Him to guide us. The apostle John spoke about “them that seduce you” because  he knew that the true Christians were being bombarded by those who would seek to pull them away from the truth. How much more do we need to take heed of these words from John in our own day! Do not tell me that a true believer cannot ALLOW themselves, to be SEDUCED away from their faith in the Lord.

These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. But the anointing (chrisma) which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing (chrisma) teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming. (1 John 2:26-28)

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; (1 Timothy 4:1)

It was the Holy Spirit Himself, who prophesied through the apostle Paul, that some would depart from the faith in the latter times! The DEVIL is the one who works through the false teachers, and the false prophets, seeking to seduce the believer away from the true Gospel! As I have said before, the DEVIL has no need to seduce the UNSAVED away from the faith, because they are not IN the faith! The DEVIL already has most of the world in his DEMONIC headlock, even as he had me there until I was SAVED in 1989! The DEVIL is the “god of this world” and he will do all he can to keep a person blinded to their own need for salvation in Jesus Christ. The testimony of a true Christian will always glorify Jesus Christ, and show a great appreciation for the mercy that was shown to them from the Lord. When I was saved, I instantly knew that if I had died previous to that point in time, I would have ended up in Hell, without a doubt. An UNSAVED person is spiritually BLIND to all of this, and often laughs at such talk, because of their own blindness.

But if our GOSPEL be hid, it is hid to them that are LOST: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious GOSPEL of CHRIST, who is the image of GOD, should shine unto them. (2 Corinthians 4:3-4)

When I see what is happening in the “church world” today, and how people are allowing themselves to be “seduced” by the teachers of today it is sickening to watch. People love to talk about the “anointing” of the Spirit and so on and so forth, but they preach a message that is anything but a Holy Ghost message. Where is the Holy Ghost anointing when multitudes stand by and watch the false gospel of Rome, ignored to the point sometimes where Catholic priests are preaching to Christians? Where is the Holy Ghost anointing when unsaved Jewish leaders are permitted to address Christians in their congregations, with no Gospel being preached to them?

I have spoken many times over the years, about people such as Billy Graham, (and many others), regarding their gross compromise with the Roman Catholic Church, but few are willing to listen. I use them as examples because they are very mainstream. I know that they are NOT being led by the Holy Spirit of truth, because the Holy Spirit of truth is the one who showed me, through the scriptures, that the Roman Catholic Church preaches a FALSE, and SOUL-DAMNING gospel.

They teach that their Roman Catholic Mass SATISFIES the JUSTICE of God for sins committed against him! That is absolute heresy folks! They teach about a place called Purgatory, and they have Catholic Masses said for the souls who are still in Purgatory! That too is heresy! They encourage prayers to Mary (Hail Mary’s on their rosary beads), they have an unbiblical priesthood which is in contrast to OUR Great High priest Jesus Christ, who already FINISHED the work (John 19:30). I have been JUSTIFIED by the BLOOD of Jesus Christ, and HE will JUSTIFY any person who comes to HIM seeking to be SAVED. (Romans 5:6-9) Jesus Christ DIED for the UNGODLY, and we do NOT have to go THROUGH a Roman Catholic priest, or “Mother Mary” to be SAVED and FORGIVEN of our sins!  People do not have to be “Heresy Hunters” with the church of ROME, because the Heresy is so blatant that it is like a NEON sign that SHOUTS at us, unless you ALLOW yourself to be DECEIVED!

It was the HOLY SPIRIT (of TRUTH) who opened my spiritual eyes to the DEMONIC teachings of Rome, and HE compelled me to leave! 

I heard a well known preacher say that his blood would boil whenever he heard anybody criticize Billy Graham. That preacher had it all backwards though. His blood should have boiled, whenever he heard people such as Billy Graham compromising with false religious systems such as Roman Catholicism! Do you think that God is impressed with mere people? Whose Word is going to stand in the end? Their word or God’s Word? Read my articles regarding the false Roman Catholic doctrines on this blog, because they are very CLEAR and to the point. You will find very few Pastors who are WILLING to speak out against Rome, because they have “counted the cost” and it is just too much for them.

If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works? (Proverbs 24:11-12)

Pastors, preachers and “leaders” in the “church world” have simply chosen to forget, that the Lord knows all things, and that they have a responsibility to protect the sheep in their folds from the poison of false doctrine! They simply CHOOSE to ignore the warnings that come from the Holy Spirit. People can hoot and shout Hallelujah for hours on end, even until they turn purple, but they forget that TRUE WORSHIP, must be done in Spirit and in truth.

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in SPIRIT and in TRUTH: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias (Messiah) cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he. (John 4:23-26)