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Light Within - Hard Truth and Discernment (A Summary) (Teaching)
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Minister Ty Alexander
(Ty Huynh)
  2/13/2011 5:27 PM

Light Within - Hard Truth and Discernment

Every Christian needs to understand further truth

Introduction 2/13/2011 6:49 PM
This document used to be a journal of spiritual guidance with corresponding revelations. However, in the eight years since I started the journal in February 2011, I found out how dangerous it is to blindly accept and use spiritual teaching or guidance, like visions, dreams, words, etc., even if they come from experienced preachers or are accompanied by miraculous signs and wonders.

Over ten years ago when I first came to Christ, I didn't know any better than to simply trust spiritual guidance or any Christian with more experience than me. And the ones who experienced a lot of spiritual signs or guidance appeared to be the most attractive, because they seemed to get all their guidance from God and much of it seemed to make sense.

However, at that time I did not know what demons were capable of, even though I was aware of them, and I did not know that even if you get good guidance from God, it can still be misconstrued and misinterpreted, and false teaching will come out of it when we are influenced by false beliefs, demons, and their false guidance.

I was naive about this in guidance I personally got as well as in the guidance of others. I did not know how easily the enemy could affect people or how they could fake spiritual things that appeared to be from God. I also had to learn the hard way that keeping records of false guidance also gives the enemy hooks in you. This document was that kind of journal and even though there was much truth and good guidance from God in it, the false guidance threw things off, but worse, the practice of getting and keeping false guidance allowed demons to give even more bad guidance to mess up things.

I simply put my trust in God to lead me, and I was and have been guided by God through it all (see About Ty Alexander for my background and how God guided me to ministry), but I ignorantly assumed and was taught by a ministry I no longer work with that the false guidance wouldn't be as harmful as I later found it to be. In fact, constantly seeking spiritual guidance and revelations is a form of divination that demons attach to, even if you are praying to God directly by name.

I've found that imposters of the Lord, His Spirit, saints, and angels are much more prevalent than most people think. And the church often falsely takes for granted that God protects them from the enemy and false guidance, and often dismisses the enemy's influence.

I've even heard some Christians say they don't believe in demons or that they could control Christians. These are just some misconceptions and hard truths of many I will share here after learning through many years of ministry and spiritual warfare. If you reject the existence of demons or that they can affect anyone, even well-meaning Christians, then you've already given the enemy a victory over you and the church.

False guidance and bad spiritual teaching is so prevalent in the world now, it can come from anybody. It has eroded trust in the church as well, and is a big reason why so much sin is found in the church. I'm angry and frustrated to see so much sex abuse and other sins being revealed in the church and especially in people who are supposed to be trusted leaders for God. The religious community has failed to teach and lead as it should, largely because God's People - Jew and Christian alike - have been cursed by their sin, false teaching, and accepting the world's ways.

In the secular sector, I see more support for bad spiritual teaching as well, like New York recently passed a law for more access to late-term abortions[6.1.10] and Virginia is proposing far less restriction to abortions, even up to the moment of birth[6.1.12].

It's also very troubling that people are targeting young children into abortionist viewpoints[3.1.49] and some public schools are even forcing young children to use mediation in mindfulness exercises[3.1.28]. Meditation for mindfulness is ok if spiritualism is kept out of it. It sounds good to people who are ignorant of spiritual things and demons, but it appears teachers are using mediation along with linking spiritually to the universe or other spiritual harmful practices.

I experienced the pitfalls of learning from people that use bad teaching and spiritual guidance, and I will share how this is extremely harmful, especially to those who are naive about the dangers of practices that demons attach to.

Who can you trust when people with even decades of study are be deceived by false teaching and guidance? If you are learning and accepting the wrong things, it doesn't matter how long you've studied. Accepting bad teaching from inexperienced people, or worse, misled people who seem to have good advice in the moment, is like consulting a layman on choosing the right building materials. It will backfire when the materials don't hold up to the purposes they were used for, so even if the foundation is good, the structure won't last.

Or worse, the materials are contaminated with hazardous products and end up being very harmful, even deadly. This is what happens when inexperienced or misled Christians build on top of God's foundation with bad or tainted materials.

I'm just as guilty as anyone of doing this, even though I learned from the church. However, the church, world, and especially the Internet is full of this bad material, and I found out the hard way that even if you are aware of the enemy and try very hard to discern what is good guidance, your chances of being misled are guaranteed if you accept bad teaching or false guidance.

False beliefs and false guidance are hooks for the enemy, and maybe the worse consequence of accepting it, is that it leads to brainwashing, which can affect everyone alike, whether you are atheist, Christian, Jew, Buddhist, Muslim, or anybody else.

I had to come out of spiritual brainwashing to see the truth more clearly, and I hope what I've learned will benefit anyone who learns from what I share. However, I also know from experience that if you are brainwashed by false beliefs or guidance, it will be extremely difficult, if not impossible, for you to understand things correctly until you come out of the brainwashing, because you will try to interpret things to fit your false beliefs and bad teaching.

This means the first step in coming out of spiritual blindness or brainwashing is to reject false beliefs and lies, and try to be objective and consider all the evidence with appropriate weight. When I started doing this, I began seeing and understanding more and more clearly. Rejecting lies, false beliefs, and bad teaching removes the hooks demons attach to and brings deliverance from them.

What and Why We Fight 4/15/2019 5:42 PM
In my first decade of ministry, I found that almost every ministry, church, Christian, Bible, and Bible resource I've come across had something or another wrong, so wherever you turn for teaching and advice, you cannot just follow and accept blindly, but need to closely examine and be able to think critically about what is being said or taught. This document will help with that from the further details and truth I share.

If you minister for the Lord, then you are obligated to get your teaching right, because spreading false gospels is a sin (Galatians 1:8-9) and spreading lies and false teaching also spreads the demons they are associated with. We will see how this works later.

In response to things I share, some ministers have said that getting our teaching correct is not important, while others take great offense to being corrected. Ask yourselves - What or who are you following if you are spreading lies and false teaching? Can you be a good teacher or minister if you are not willing to be corrected?

Even if we've been in bad spiritual paths for a long time, it doesn't mean all our knowledge and experience is useless. I received much good guidance from God as I walked in bad teachings. It shows God is still faithful if we are faithful, and when we come out of the wrong beliefs then we're much better equipped to combat what we had wrong. However, staying in false teachings and false guidance will only keep giving demons hooks in you, so coming out of that is important.

Another good thing about false guidance and bad paths is that we can keep truth from our experiences, even if it came from demons, because truth is truth no matter where it came from. I've found much of the church has gotten tainted guidance and truth this way. However, that doesn't mean we should study and keep everything demons have influenced, because they skew the truth and give lies with it, so it takes experience to pick out the truth. I do not recommend studying bad teaching and false guidance without sufficient experience, since believing in lies and false guidance will let the enemy influence you more and bring spiritual brainwashing.

God led me through mountains of both good and bad spiritual guidance over the years, so I could see and correct what is wrong with the church's and world's knowledge. Now I have over ten years experience sorting through good and bad spiritual guidance and teaching that gives me much better discernment of what is good and true. May you accept that and use what I've learned to compare with and correct your own beliefs and teachings.

I also welcome everyone to closely examine what I say and correct me if I'm wrong. All ministers should be equally open to this as we are called to not blindly accept things, but test and examine, especially prophecy, very closely (1 Thessalonians 5:20-21; 1 John 4:1-3).

God also tests us with false guidance, like He said in Deuteronomy 13:1-3 about a prophet or dreamer of dreams having signs or wonders to make us worship another god. God said about the signs and wonders, do not listen to that person and follow other gods, "for the Lord your God is testing you to find out if you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul."

Things are much more complicated today, though, because the enemy can also perform signs and wonders to deceive us apart from God's testing (Matthew 24:24). This is even more confusing with false-christ spirits and imposters of the Lord, His Spirit, saints, and angels who claim to be the real thing and use real spiritual powers, signs, and wonders to mislead us. I spent many of my ministry years learning about these imposters and what they can do. The world is now full of them after more than two thousand years since Christ came.

Much of my knowledge of false christs and imposters of the Lord came from working with Take His Heart Ministries, and a book they gave me called, God Calling. I worked with them and their teachings closely for about eight years, but I no longer work with them, because I found they were and still are being influenced by a false-christ spirit or spirits and likely other demons. Their guidance was the main reason why I started a journal of spiritual guidance, but the dangers of it weren't evident to me until I came out of spiritual brainwashing by rejecting much of what they taught.

Also, though Take His Heart Ministries is still being misled by demons, I do not want to diminish them or any other ministries or people who are trying to whole-heartedly serve the Lord. They get good guidance from God too and truth that needed to be put together with what I was given, so I could show the truth much clearer than the church has known - "We know in part and prophecy in part" (1 Corinthians 13:9), and we are parts of the whole Body of Christ, which are necessary for its complete functioning (Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12:12-26; 1 Corinthians 3:3-9).

We can all get good guidance from God, but also can be easily misled, so I must point out what is wrong for the better good of God's People and the world. A lot of the lack of change has to do with the enemy's grip on people and the spiritual blinding or brainwashing from what they believe. Some of it is God's will since the weeds or tares planted by the enemy in the kingdom will be with us until the end of the age (Matthew 13:29-30, 13:39-40). But it is also sin to promote division or factions (Galatians 5:20), so this battle with the enemy and their tares is also God's will.

Why would God want all this conflict for God's People? Our fight for the truth and righteousness also trains, tests, and matures us. This fight is for our current Promised Land of New Jerusalem, since the enemy now occupies it and the Book or Revelation says New Jerusalem is our final home in the next life (Revelation 21:2).

Our fight is not against flesh and blood people, but against the spiritual rulers, authorities, and powers of this dark world and in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 6:12). It is against the demons and lies they promote that influence and control the church and people.

Ephesians 6 says we need the full armor of God in this fight: truth, righteousness, the gospel, faith, eternal salvation, and the word of God (Ephesians 6:14-17). I address in detail the gospel and eternal salvation or how we are saved in The True Gospel and Imposters. Its details are very important because if you are not truly saved in Christ then you do not belong to Him or are reborn with God's Spirit or Mind even if you believe you are, so read the True Gospel article to before continuing with the rest of this document.

Continuing with the Armor of God, the word of God, which is scripture or God's other spoken guidance, is used throughout this document and website. Faith is something each individual needs to work out on his own basis, but it can be strengthened by testimony and other proofs of the truth. This document should help increase your faith in my experience with the last two pieces of God's Armor: truth and righteousness - further truth for a more complete picture of the world and God's kingdom, and righteousness in understanding what sin really is and avoiding it.

This will remove many obstacles out of the way for God's People, so I will use all my experience in building up and preparing the road for us all (Isaiah 57:14).

Common Misconceptions and Myths 4/15/2019 7:04 PM
Updated 9/7/2020

I will begin by sharing many misconceptions or lies that I found are being spread throughout the church. Some of them I got when I was a young Christian from churches and ministries, but through experience I found them to be in error.

Misconceptions & Myths about Bibles and Interpretation
The first group covers false beliefs about scripture and interpretation. People have many misconceptions about scripture that leads them astray. There is still confusion that blinds God's People in the church and Jewish community alike, because people's preconceived ideas and interpretations of scripture make them miss or dismiss the truth.

Like in John 7:14-53, the people were divided about who Jesus was. Was He the Prophet predicted in Malachi 3 and 4 (Malachi 3:1-3, 4:5-6) or the Christ-Messiah? But isn't the Christ to come from Bethlehem, they asked (John 7:42; Micah 5:2-4)? Why does this man come from Galilee (John 7:21-22)? And so many rejected Him without further investigation.

The Jews knew God's word like the church does today, but because of their linear thinking they dismissed Jesus, who grew up in and apparently came from Galilee and Nazareth, since Nazareth is in the district of Galilee, but He also came from Bethlehem farther south where He was born[2.801.1].

The secular world is blinded by the same kind of linear thinking. They dismiss the little details giving evidence for God, and unfortunately, much of the church today is wrong about doctrine, like the Jews were about Jesus, because they dismiss finer details. They've been blinded by false beliefs that God revealed through many people. Much of my ministry has focused on getting the truth right and I will share many important ones.

1a. Myth: God is not a god or author of "confusion".
1b. Myth: The Bible and God are easy to understand.
1 Corinthians 14:33, "God is not the author of confusion" (KJV) or "God is not a God of confusion" (NASB) is often used to say God does not give confusing or misleading things.

However, that is not the context of the verse, which is talking about keeping order in church congregations. That verse should be read, "God is not a god of disorder," which is how the NIV Bible translates it.

God does create and speak in very confusing ways. His heavenly host can act as lying spirits who He sends for various reasons (1 Kings 22:19-23; 2 Chronicles 18:18-22), and all of creation was made very confusingly to test faith in man to see if we trust God or what we see with our eyes.

Also note how God made the universe and our world to appear ancient - billions of years old - and what appears to be "Evolution" without God and its evidence in fossil records and DNA is not as straightforward proof for a godless universe as the world thinks.

God hid the details of how things work very well. He hides the truth to test us and He did the same with scripture and other spiritual guidance, like dreams and visions. Many of His parables and prophecies are deliberately confusing.

The disciples of Jesus were even confused by things He said. God obscures things because it is His will; it tests us, and God hides the full truth so those who consider themselves wise and learned will stumble in their pride, and some people are made blind to the truth - cursed, so they cannot easily understand, repent, and heal (Isaiah 6:9-10; Matthew 11:25, 13:14-15; Mark 4:11-12; Luke 10:21; Acts 28:26-27; Romans 11:7-10; 1 Corinthians 1:19-31; John 9:39; Galatians 1:8-9).

Some examples of this are how Jesus replies to Jews in cryptic ways, like in John 9:39-41, He said, "For judgment I came into this world, so that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind," and Pharisees asked in return, "We are not blind too, are we?"

Jesus replied, "If you were blind, you would have no sin; but since you say, 'We see,' your sin remains." This response is not clear without further thought. If read too quickly He seemed to say, they sinned by not being blind to God, but He is referring to their pride and sin in claiming they were not blind to God, the truth, and righteousness when they were wrong about them.

Another confusing response is discussed in the first example of the next misconception.
1c. Myth: There's only one way to interpret scripture and God's guidance.
SSL is an acronym meaning Secure Sockets Layer, which is a standard of communications encryption over the Internet. God guided me on how this also refers to how He encrypts multiple messages or meaning into His word and guidance that often isn't obvious until its deeper meanings are revealed.

God revealing the meanings is important, because anyone can interpret His word or guidance any number of ways, which could be incorrect. The Jehovah's Witnesses did this and created false scripture from mistranslating true scripture. We can never jump to conclusions using our own thinking, but we need the help of God's mind or Spirit in us to get the correct interpretations using all the necessary information.

This means we need to be reborn with God's Spirit and truly belong to God, so His mind is a literal part of us. The True Gospel and Imposters discusses how this works in detail. Otherwise, we would have to be anointed with God's Spirit somehow, like the prophets in the Old Testament. Having God's mind or Spirit in the Christian Age is not the same thing as being anointed or baptized with the Holy Spirit, like at Pentecost (Acts 2:1-36) and in Acts 10:44-47 where the Spirit comes upon people who believed in Christ. These were temporary comings of the Spirit in power and not the rebirth of the Spirit in us we need to be saved.

The SSL or deeper layer of encryption in God's guidance can be seen in scripture and His live guidance. I've noted this quality in prophetic guidance many times over the years by God instructing on one subject in the moment while also revealing meaning or prophesying about another subject using the very same guidance.

I must also note that even though God puts multiple meanings into prophetic guidance, we can never jump to conclusions about that either. We should let the correct interpretations come in their time. Clamoring for revelations is sure to be full of mistakes and invites the enemy to come in with false guidance and interpretations.

Examples of this multi-layered guidance are:
  • In Matthew 23:26 and Luke 11:40-41, Jesus tells the Pharisees they must clean the inside of the cup or bowl first, and then the outside will also be clean. He said in Luke that God made both the outside and the inside and that giving charitably would make them clean. However, it does not make much sense if you take those words literally, because simply giving charity does not make "all things clean" for us as Jesus says there. And for the Jews, charity had nothing to do with being clean in the Law of Moses.

    Common interpretations of this scripture assume God is only talking about giving out charity to people or having a righteous heart, but God is talking in parable and metaphor to the Pharisees. Cleaning the inside of the cup and plate is also a metaphor for the cleansing of our body and spirit through being reborn with God's Spirit when we are truly saved into His kingdom. The symbolism doesn't just refer to wanting to do righteousness in our heart.

    This inside cleansing through the New Covenant and rebirth of God's Spirit in us is noted in Hebrews 9:13-14 and Hebrews 10:19-22. It allows us to come near God behind the curtain where God's presence is in the Most Holy Place, simply as we are, because we have been cleansed inside and out by His Spirit if we are truly saved.

    This is analogous to how the high priests went behind the curtain in God's temple where the Ark of the Covenant and God's presence was after they were sure to be ceremonially clean.

    Once we understand the metaphor of truly being clean on the inside through our rebirth with the Holy Spirit, we can see Jesus is telling the Pharisees that they need to acknowledge Him and be saved and reborn by His New Covenant as well as to have a righteous, charitable heart. Only then could all things truly be clean for them.

    God's dual meaning of becoming saved and reborn and also of walking with a righteous heart here, is further linked in John 13:10-11 to say that Judas was not saved or "clean" like the other disciples were, at least when he betrayed Jesus. However, there's nothing in scripture to say that Judas did not become saved after he realized what great wrong he did to Christ, so I hope in the time between he realized his mistake and his death that he did confess belief in Christ to someone to gain his eternal salvation. God's love and grace in the New Covenant is so great such that all our sin is forgiven if we fulfill its terms. See The True Gospel and Imposters for details.

  • The Book of Zechariah tells about rebuilding the Lord's temple after the Jews' return from exile in Babylon and also prophesies building the Lord's Bride today - the current "temple" or city without walls, which is His New Jerusalem (Zechariah 2:4; Revelation 3:12, 21:2).

    Zechariah 5:5-11 also talks about the woman called "wickedness," which is also the Harlot, Babylon the Great of Revelation 17 and 18, since she is flown to "the country of Babylonia" in Zechariah 5:11. More about the Harlot will be discussed in The Harlot and Leaving Her section.

  • The verses of Jeremiah 1:11 and 2:13 have significance in the meaning of the verses going with the meaning of their numbers. In my Personal About Page, I speak about being given the numbers 111 and 213 and their meanings. I was also guided to the page spread[1.2.1] of Jeremiah 1:11 and 2:13 in my first Bible that started and ended in these two verses exactly.

    Jeremiah 1:11-12 states:
    • "The word of the Lord came to me: 'What do you see, Jeremiah?'
      'I see the branch of an almond tree,' I replied.
      The Lord said to me, 'You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled.'"

    God fulfilling His word goes with the meaning of the number 111 I was given - that it represents God in the Holy Trinity, the beginning of the Christian Age, and how Christ's first coming, death, and resurrection made the Trinity complete, because the Holy Spirit coming in power to Christians would not have happened otherwise (John 16:7; see The Meaning of Numbers and 111 for more). Christ came to fulfill the law or God's word (Matthew 5:17; Luke 24:44), so 111 and Jeremiah 1:11-12 align with this theme.

    Jeremiah 2:13 states how Israel has forsaken God by rebelling against Him and by "digging her own cisterns" or wells that cannot hold water. It links to the meaning of 213 representing the end of our current age just before the second coming of Christ. This scripture and number went with my ministry's work in correcting the church's false beliefs today, because her broken cisterns also refer to the church letting God's live guidance and the truth leak away.

    213 also has the number of God's promise in it, 13 (see The Meaning of Numbers and 13 for more), and goes with God's promise to build the Bride and my role to help by showing the truth that she lets leak away. This is meant to remove sin and correct the church so she can attain the purity and glory God wants of His People - a People prepared for the Lord (Luke 1:17).

    Understanding what sin really is is an important part of this, so it's discussed in greater detail in this document.

    All together, these verses and numbers represent God fulfilling His word to make His Bride a reality, His New Jerusalem (Revelation 3:12, 21:2) or Hephzibah (Isaiah 62:4), and to prepare Her for His return.

  • Acts 10:9 to 10:48, gives a more obvious example of the deeper encryption in God's guidance I'm talking about. In Acts 10:9, Peter gets a vision and words telling him that all manner of food can be eaten. That was the first revelation. Then later, Cornelius, a centurion, gets Peter to come to his house because an angel told him to call on Peter for a message (Acts 10:22).

    When Cornelius meets with Peter, Peter got the revelation that his visit to a Gentile or non-Jew, went with the guidance about not segregating food as clean or unclean to symbolize God's gift of eternal salvation in Christ was also not meant to be segregated by Jew or Gentile.

    God welcomes and forgives anyone if they fulfill the conditions of the New Covenant, no matter their circumstances or what they had done or are doing wrong (Acts 10:34). An important thing to point out in this is that Peter got the revelation with help from the Holy Spirit within him. If we jump to our own conclusions about guidance it can lead to serious errors and create different interpretations, which can be seen in the many translations of the Bible that have bad interpretations and differ in meaning.

    I got a revelation in a similar way as Peter about how the New Covenant works as a conditional covenant to save us and how that reconciles statements in the New Testament about certain sins preventing people from being saved or getting the kingdom of God. See The True Gospel and Imposters for details.
1d. Myth: Any Bible or translation is ok to use.
During my years in ministry I've seen Christians and churches giving unreasonable restrictions to what Bibles they use; some even make only one Bible the only standard they want to use. This is a serious problem if you want to understand God as He wants, because I have not found any Bibles to be free of translation errors and I've seen many with serious problems of interpretation. We need good translations of God's original words to understand what He meant and that requires learning from more than one good translation as well as original language resources to double-check things.

On the other hand, other ministries are not selective enough in choosing their Bibles. Some Bibles are too liberal in their translations of God's original words or are very bad or misguided translations, all of which can skew interpretation, so that the truth or God's meaning is lost.

Many teaching errors in the church come from using bad interpretations of scripture, and though some churches and denominations restrict Bible study to their "official" Bible(s), it is a bad policy, because there are many bad Bibles we should avoid and even good Bibles have errors. We cannot limit ourselves with only one or two Bibles, since there are no Bibles free of error.

Religious spirits also blind people into restricting use of more Bibles or resources and lead people to make any Bible sacred and inerrant, so people won't look any further for the full truth. Our scripture and especially our translations of God's words being inerrant is a false belief that blinds people into bad teaching and incomplete truth.

See Choosing a Bible for suggestions on picking good Bibles.

1e. Myth: Correct interpretation of scripture or God's spiritual guidance is automatic and easy.
The first three misconceptions above give examples of why interpretation is not automatic or easy. In 1c. Myth: There's only one way to interpret scripture and God's guidance, I also noted how we need to be reborn with God's Spirit to have His mind. This helps us understand what God means, but it is no guarantee we will be free of error and misinterpretation.

Correct interpretation of scripture and God's other guidance is not always automatic and easy, and the enemy is good at faking spiritual guidance and forcing wrong interpretations on us. That is part of the brainwashing I've talked about in this document.

The following two verses mislead people into thinking that any Christian has God's mind and does not need any other teacher than the Holy Spirit: 1 Corinthians 2:16, "For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ," and 1 John 2:27, "As for you, the anointing which you received [of the Holy Spirit] from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him."

These verses are misleading because not every believer in Christ is saved or reborn with God's Spirit. The True Gospel and Imposters explains this more clearly.

The statement in 1 John 2:27 about not needing a teacher other than God's Spirit is also misleading, because it does not take into account the times we're in now of many spiritual imposters, like false-christs, false-holy-spirits, and false teaching, being common.

1 John 2:27 is also about being loyal to God through Christ, since John was talking about antichrists and people trying to deceive believers into denying Jesus was truly the Christ. That is the teaching that John said, "and just as [the Spirit] has taught you, you abide in Him."

However, it isn't clear John is only speaking about the Spirit in them teaching them, but also referring to the Spirit teaching them through him and others, since they likely learned not to deny the Lord from the disciples.

John and the other disciples also had to further instruct these believers, so they weren't taught everything only by the Spirit within them. The Body of Christ has many parts that need each other for its functioning, and God will continue to anoint servants and teachers to teach the church and each other until there is unity in God's People (Ephesians 4:11-13).

Paul also noted how we need each other in 1 Corinthians 3:
"You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere men? For when one says, 'I follow Paul,' and another, 'I follow Apollos,' are you not mere men?

What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe - as the Lord has assigned to each his task. I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor. For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, God's building" (1 Corinthians 3:3-9).
Learning only from the Holy Spirit would work if the enemy was not around to impersonate God and His Spirit and give false guidance in His name. That is not the age we're in. We are in the age where the enemy occupies the kingdom until the end of the age. See the section titled Unity only at the end and the Parable of the Tares and Wheat in The True Gospel and Imposters for more details.

The age where Satan is shut out from deceiving man is during the thousand-year Millennial Reign (Revelation 20:1-3) after the Rapture or first resurrection of the dead when we reign with the Lord after His Second Coming (Revelation 20:4-6).

1f. Myth: We cannot give more interpretation for the Book of Revelation.
1g. Myth: God no longer gives new revelations outside of the Bible.
These false beliefs come from the warning in Revelation about adding to or removing from that book (Revelation 22:18-19). People jump to the wrong conclusion that it means we cannot reveal more about what is said in Revelation. However, that is not what God meant. It refers to modifying that scripture specifically by adding or removing words from the prophecy or vision given by John of the Book of Revelation.

God has revealed more meaning and continues to reveal more about Revelation and scripture in general to His servants since Christ came and since the Book of Revelation was written. Much of what I write about was revealed to me and others; guidance that needed to be put together, as I noted above.

How is God supposed to reveal more about His prophecies, parables, and other hidden things throughout the Bible if we don't talk about what He taught us?

Misconceptions & Myths about Sin, Judgment, and Curses

2a. Myth: Any "wrongdoing" is sin.
Not every "wrong" act is sin. The Biblical definition of sin is the transgression or breaking of God's laws and commands, not man's laws or what man may think are God's laws (1 John 3:4; Romans 3:20, 4:15, 7:7).

The enemy promotes condemnation and all kinds of false sin, like using birth control is actually not a sin. However, sex outside of marriage is sin. Another example is divorce. Divorce in itself or being divorced is not a sin. It is only that God allows divorce in certain circumstances and if a couple divorces outside of that, then their intimate relationships with new partners or spouses is considered adultery. See Sex and Marriage - The Plain Truth for more about these issues.

Other false sin comes from the teaching of other religions, like some Asian philosophies believe killing any animal is a sin or killing certain animals is a sin.

2b. Myth: Children cannot get curses or judgment for parents' and ancestors' sins anymore.
Generational curses are still active today. This is easily seen in inherited curses, like genetic disorders and predispositions to cancer, illnesses, anger, addiction, etc. Generational curses can also be seen when children suffer from curses that are not from their own sin, like cancer, serious illnesses, abduction, premature death, and other bad events.

The following scripture supports generational curses: Exodus 20:5, 34:6-7; Leviticus 20:4-5, 26:22, 26:39; Numbers 14:18, 16:25-35; Deuteronomy 5:9, 23:2, 28:18; Joshua 7:24-26; 2 Chronicles 29:6-9; Jeremiah 2:9, 9:16, 32:18, 36:31; Lamentations 5:7; Hosea 4:6; 2 Peter 2:14.

Many of those verses only refer to sin in the Law of Moses, but there are also references that are generalized to all of mankind, so generational curses are not limited to the Jews.

Confusion about generational curses often comes from statements in the New Testament about Christ setting us free from the law (Galatians 5:1; 2 Corinthians 3:17). However, that is not referring to generational curses in general, and more specifically refers to setting us free from needing to obey the Law of Moses as Jews must.

Other scripture that makes people erroneously think generational curses are void include:
  • Deuteronomy 24:16, "Parents are not to be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their parents; each will die for their own sin," and 2 Chronicles 25:4, which references Deuteronomy 24:16.

    This is a command from the Lord on how to treat people and is not about generational curses He brings.

  • John 9:1-3 where the disciples ask Jesus, "Who sinned, the man or his parents, that he was born blind?" And Jesus answered, "Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him."

    Some people think that because the man was not blind from his or his parents' sin, that it means generational curses no longer happen. However, Jesus did not say that. He only said the man was born blind to show God's miracle working, so his blindness not being caused by sin only applied to him in that one case, and does not apply in general.

  • Jeremiah 31:27-40 and Ezekiel 18:1-32 talk about days coming when Israel will no longer say, "The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge" (Jeremiah 31:29; Ezekiel 18:2). This refers to the coming of the New Covenant and times we are in now.

    The statement about sour grapes goes with curses in the Law of Moses for sin that will also affect descendants, like stated in Deuteronomy 28:18 and Leviticus 26:39. So the verses about sour grapes refer to the end of generational curses coming from those stated in the Law of Moses for the Jews. This does not refer to statements about generational curses that are outside the Law of Moses, like for idolatry in the Ten Commandments and other Old Testament references above that are not only for the Jews, so Christians and other peoples still get generational curses today.

2c. Myth: Curses and other bad things don't come from God.
I've seen many Christians say this, and I believe it comes from the modern church that overemphasizes love and God's love. They teach a more romanticized version of God that blinds them to where judgment ultimately comes from and God's full character. This mentality also comes from false guidance that teaches people to have a more intimate, worldly relationship with God. I will discuss this below.

We must remember that God is Judge as well as Father, and He makes both the good and bad (Deuteronomy 32:39; 1 Samuel 2:5-7; Isaiah 45:7; Lamentations 3:38; Job 12:23; Jeremiah 31:28; Ecclesiastes 7:14; 2 Chronicles 25:8; Proverbs 22:2).

Something related to this is how some Christians don't believe the 9-11 terrorist attacks were from God, but He has shown through the work of Johnathan Cahn and prophetic images in American currency that show His hand in 9/11. See 9/11 Prophecy for details.

2d. Myth: Paying our taxes is an absolute command.
2e. Myth: We cannot rob God of tithes and offerings in the Christian Age.
2f. Myth: Tithe money can be used for anything.
All these misconceptions are handled in Properly Handling God's Money and Our Taxes.

2g. Myth: It is a sin to not attend church or Bible study.

Misconceptions & Myths about Salvation and the Afterlife

3a. Myth: All of God's promises are unconditional and automatic.
This false belief may have to do with the popularity in the modern church of being saved by faith or belief in Christ alone. After all, the New Covenant is a free gift of God that is not determined by our works, "for it is by grace you have been saved through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast" (Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 5:15-16, 6:23).

However, that is not how all of God's promises work and especially not how His conditional covenants work. Unconditional covenants, like God's promise to not kill all life on earth by flood again (Genesis 9:8-11), His promises to Abraham of an heir (Genesis 15:4-5) and the Promised Land (Genesis 15:7-21), and His promise to David to establish his name and throne forever (2 Samuel 7:9-16)[2.800.1], were all unconditional promises that the recipients did not have to do anything to have fulfilled.

The original Promised Land was and still is God's unconditional covenant for the descendants of Abraham, which means God's People will possess the land in and around Israel not matter what. However, that doesn't mean everyone gets the promise.

Sin or disobedience to God affects some promises. For example, Moses and Aaron did not get to enter the Promised Land because they did not do things as the Lord directed to get water out of the rock of Meribah (Numbers 20:8-13; 20:24), and many people who rebelled against the Lord to take the Promised Land did not get to enter either (Numbers 14:21-23). The People were made to wander the desert for 40 years because of their unfaithfulness (Numbers 14:28-38) and Aaron and Moses died before they could enter the Promised Land (Numbers 20:22-29; Deuteronomy 34:1-8).

The New Covenant, though, is a conditional covenant like the Old Covenant was. See the next misconceptions and The True Gospel and Imposters for details and misconceptions about being saved.

How Conditional Covenants Work
Since the New Covenant is a conditional covenant, we need to understand how they work in general. I first came upon this knowledge from Take His Heart Ministries[3.1.56] in October 2010 after I started studying their teachings. However, I do not recommend studying their materials anymore, because I found they are being misled by one or more false-christ spirits and are likely influenced by other demons. I will go into detail about these things later in this document, but a summary can be found at Ministry Warnings.

Because Take His Heart and their lead pastor, Roy Sauzek, are being misled doesn't mean God isn't with them as well. He has given them good guidance, some of which I had to connect with mine to get a better picture of the truth, so do not judge anyone for being misled. I fell to the same spiritual brainwashing that accepting false guidance and lies brings, and I've seen a majority of the church has fallen and is being misled as well.

We can keep truth out of bad spiritual paths, though, as I said, and one part of the picture is how God's conditional covenants work. They are promises that come only after certain conditions or terms are fulfilled or are promises that remain if the conditions are kept. This means if we do not uphold the conditions of the covenant, the promises of the covenant are taken away or not given in the first place.

The scripture of Joshua 7 is an example of how God’s conditional covenants work. There, Achan and his family broke the covenant God made for plunder taken in Jericho (Joshua 6:17-19). Items of value were to be put in the Lord's treasury, but Achan and his family secretly kept some. This was a sin that broke the covenant and took away God's protection in the battle after Jericho to take Ai (Joshua 7:4-5). When Joshua lamented the loss, the Lord told him it was because His covenant was broken (Joshua 7:10-11).

It only takes one instance to break a conditional covenant, so if it was only Achan taking one banned item, the covenant would have still been broken. In this case, his whole family was blamed for taking many items, and many others died when the people were cursed afterwards.

The original Passover in Exodus 12 gives another picture of how conditional covenants work. God commanded the Jews to apply lamb's blood on their doorframes, so He would not strike down their firstborn with the rest of Egypt's (Exodus 12:7, 12:13, 12:22-23). This act of putting blood on the doorways was a covenant promising protection for the Jews during the last plague of Egypt. When God saw the blood on the door in accordance to the covenant of protection, He would pass over that household and leave the occupants unharmed (Exodus 12:13, 12:23), which is where the passover term comes from.

The important thing to note from this is, if a Jewish family did not obey the covenant by putting blood on the doorframe, God would not have passed over that household and their firstborn would have died just the same as the rest of Egypt's, because the covenant of protection would have been unfulfilled. It was not the state of being Jewish that protected the Jews, but it was obedience to God's covenant that promised safety.

Other very important examples of how conditional covenants work are given in The True Gospel and Imposters.

3b. Myth: Anyone who believes in Christ is saved.
3c. Myth: Loving God and having a close relationship with God will save us into His kingdom.
3d. Myth: Water baptism or other rituals will save people into God's kingdom.
3e. Myth: Having the Holy Spirit come in power or being baptized with the Holy Spirit saves us into God's kingdom.
3f. Myth: All Christians will not go through the Judgment.
All of these misconceptions are covered in The True Gospel and Imposters.

Other Misconceptions & Myths

4a. Myth: The Rapture will save Christians from the Great Tribulation.
This is untrue because scripture states the Rapture comes after the Tribulation when Christ comes back to destroy the last Antichrist.

God's People are to suffer great hardship by the Antichrist during the Tribulation as foretold in Daniel 7:21 and Revelation 13:7, and Revelation 20:3 explicitly states the believers who are resurrected in the first resurrection were confronted and killed by the Antichrist, because they did not receive the mark of the beast. However, the church takes statements in scripture out of context about the Rapture that note how God will "snatch away" His people, using a word often meaning "to grab suddenly from harm"[2.900.4] (1 Thessalonians 4:17).

Even though the "snatching away" or Rapture is true, we cannot jump to conclusions about how or when it happens. Some words referring to "keeping" us from the Tribulation can also be translated as keeping us through it[2.900.8] (Revelation 3:10). This shows how putting more meaning into God's word than is stated leads to error.

More truth about the Rapture is shown by including other scripture with Daniel 7 and Revelation 13 and 20. 2 Thessalonians 2:3 says our gathering up to God will be after the Antichrist or "man of lawlessness" is revealed, and 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17 notes how the dead in Christ will rise first and come with the Lord, then we who are still alive will be caught up in the air with them as well. This is the part of the Rapture the church believes will save her from the Tribulation.

However, the dead in Christ rising refers to the first resurrection of Revelation 20:4-6, which is after the Great Tribulation, because it comes after Christ returns to defeat the Antichrist, False Prophet, and nations gathered together against God in Revelation 19:11-21. The first resurrection also comes after Satan and the enemy are bound, so they do not mislead mankind during the Millennial Reign (Revelation 20:1-3), in which the resurrected believers of the Rapture will be a part of (Revelation 20:4).

Christ coming to defeat the Antichrist and False Prophet is also referred to in Daniel 7:21-22. That scripture notes how Christ comes after the saints are being overpowered by the Antichrist. This is also when the saints take possession of the kingdom of heaven, which goes with our reigning with God during the Millennial Reign once the Rapture occurs (Daniel 7:22; Revelation 20:4-5).

Other important things to consider are that the Lord's two witnesses prophesy during the time of the Antichrist and they will be killed by him in Jerusalem (Revelation 11:3-7). These witnesses are obviously not resurrected, saved Christians. Furthermore, God had to cut short the days when the Antichrist is in power "for the sake of the elect," (Matthew 24:22; Mark 13:20) who are also saved Christians.

After understanding these details, we can see that the church's notion of being saved by the Rapture is not correct. God will spare people during the Tribulation, but it is not how the church expects. It is by righteousness or more specifically, acts of righteousness and keeping from sin, that will save us from the worst of the Tribulation.

The most important act of righteousness is to get and keep eternal salvation through Christ. That is the door no one can open or shut in Revelation 3:7-8 (John 10:28-29; Romans 8:35-39 also note nothing can take away eternal salvation in Christ). This is very important, because no one is considered the Lord's unless he is truly saved, which goes with Jesus saying we must be reborn with God's Spirit to enter the kingdom of heaven (John 3:3-7; Romans 8:9).

This happens when we confess our belief in Christ to someone, and to keep our salvation we must keep our faith and must not deny it in front of others. See The True Gospel and Imposters for complete details on how we are saved.

The Church of Philadelphia in Revelation 3 was/is faithful to uphold those conditions of the New Covenant. They kept His word to acknowledge the Lord and did not deny His name (Revelation 3:8). They held fast to those terms, and were kept from the Tribulation, "the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth" (Revelation 3:10).

Having eternal salvation in Christ is not the only thing giving us protection, though. Sin affects us in bad ways and it can have us and our families come to judgment and die prematurely. The enemy constantly accuses us of sin before God (Revelation 12:10), and try to bring us judgment and curses sooner when the Lord must judge our sin.

So to have the best protection from the Tribulation and judgment or curses is to belong to the Lord and be righteous and blameless as Job was. Job was blessed and protected or had "a hedge about him and his house and all that he had on every side" (Job 1:10)[3.1.59], because he was righteous, "a blameless and upright man, fearing the Lord and turning away from evil" (Job 1:8).

Job knew what was right and quoted God, "The fear of the Lord - that is wisdom and to shun evil is understanding" (Job 28:28), so shunning evil or keeping from sin and not supporting it are important (Romans 1:32).

And so in Revelation 3:8, to the Church of Philadelphia, righteousness is important for getting through the Tribulation, because the Lord also said, "I know your deeds." Our righteous deeds or acts or lack of them can affect us, since inaction can also be sin (2 Chronicles 19:10; Ezekiel 3:18-21, 33:6-9; Proverbs 24:11-12; Deuteronomy 22:1-4), so to prevent judgment or curses coming on us and our families, we need to try and eliminate sin from our lives. Some sins are not obvious and are discussed in this document and other writings on this site.

4b. Myth: Division is not from God.
Unity in the People of God is a long time dream that hasn't been a reality since God brought the Jews out of Egypt. It was soon after their exodus that they worshipped the golden calf (Exodus 32:1-10) and when it was time to take the Promised Land the people rebelled out of fear and insufficient faith (Numbers 13:31-14-38). Sin constantly brought the people at odds with each other and God throughout Biblical history, and the church's history is no different.

Keeping divisions or factions is a sin that can keep people out of the kingdom of heaven as noted in Galatians 5:19-21. Paul also urges us to be united, "I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another, so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought" (1 Corinthians 1:10).

However, because of sin, judgment, and the spiritual war, it is God's will there is division in God's People and the world. The Parable of the Tares and Wheat make it clear it is God's will that the enemy is in the kingdom until the end of the age. This was brought up a couple times above. For more about it, see the section titled Unity only at the end and the Parable of the Tares and Wheat in The True Gospel and Imposters.

Jesus also said about division, "Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division; for from now on, five members in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law" (Luke 12:51-53).

Other examples where division comes from God are when He divided the Jews into two kingdoms because of King Solomon's idolatry (1 Kings 11:9-13, 11:34-36) and He broke the staffs of Favor and Union to separate God's People further (Zechariah 11:4-14).

4c. Myth: Christ was born on Christmas, December 25th.
There are actually two corroborating methods of calculating Christ's birth to be on Yom Teruah/Rosh Hashana instead of Christmas. See those holidays in The Lord's Holidays and Sabbaths for more information.

4d. Myth: All the church's or Jewish holidays came from God.
During my years in ministry, the Lord taught me how man-made and pagan traditions often get confused with and mixed up with God's holidays and traditions. Jews, Christians, and most people even, are very obstinate about their beliefs and traditions, and claim their holidays and traditions are sacred and therefore should not be touched.

However, I've seen how much error and false belief God's People and the world live in, and have tried to correct myself and teaching to align with the truth instead of keeping to error. If unity in Christ is important to you, then leaving behind bad teaching about God's holidays needs to be a part of living with God as well. See The Lord's Holidays and Sabbaths for more about holidays and sabbaths.

4e1. Myth: The Lord was called by the name Jesus when He was a man on earth.
4e2. Myth: Jesus is the most important and only name of God we need to know.
We need to remember the name Jesus is the English translation of Latin and Greek translations of the Hebrew name "יהושע" (Yehoshua/Yeshua/Joshua). Christ, his family, and disciples spoke Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek, so Jesus would not have been called by His English name.

It is important to know God's original names in Hebrew, because those were the ones He gave and stated we are to remember forever (Exodus 3:15). Religious spirits and false-christs also overemphasize the name Jesus and using God's other names as we will see in the section about demons and identifying the enemy.

They make the scripture stating "there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved" (Acts 4:12) a blind to the fuller truth and God's complete character.

A reason to do this is to redirect a person's focus on the false-christ instead of God, because they stand in between you and God to usurp your relationship with God.

We need to remember that "no other name" in Acts 4:12 above refers to God in completeness and His other names, since He said, "I am Yehovah, that is My name; I will not give My glory to another..." (Isaiah 42:8). I used God's given name Yehovah in that quote to make it clear what He said, since most Bibles replace God's Hebrew names with "Lord".

Since Jesus Christ is glorified as God and He does not give His glory to another, His name is also Yehovah and is the same person. This backs up the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, and also means imposters of the Lord that use Jesus and any of His other names have stolen God's identity.

After seeing how imposters of the Lord use the name Jesus, I prefer to use God's Hebrew names and am more careful to direct my focus on God in prayer instead of any spirits that may be impersonating Him. I will talk about this more below. See HaShem - The Name for more about God's names and titles.

4f. Myth: Using horoscopes and other fortune telling is harmless.
Fortune telling may seem like a harmless activity, but it is a form of divination and connected with the prophesying Python spirit (Acts 16:16). People who use forms of divination, like making and using horoscopes, tarot cards, numerology, astrology, palm reading, Ouija boards, mediums, and spiritualists invite these spirits into their lives and often get demonic attachments.

We should not use any forms of divination even if they can give you truth. Demons have real powers to prophesy, but they also lie, mislead, and attach to people, so they cannot be trusted. See Divination, Idolatry and the Curse of False Gospels for more.

Misconceptions & Myths About Demons and Identifying the Enemy

5a. Myth: Satan and demons are defeated and can't possess Christians.
The church has erroneously taken New Testament statements of Christ triumphing on the cross to mean Satan and other demons were completely defeated and no longer have power over Christians.

This comes from scripture like Hebrews 2:14, which says, "...through death [Christ] might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil," and Colossians 2:13-15, "When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him."

These verses note how our salvation by the New Covenant gives us triumph over sin and entry into God's kingdom. The triumph over the enemy, rulers, and authorities was that Christ was able to bring the New Covenant, atone for all sin, and was resurrected from death despite all opposition.

These scriptures are not saying Satan and the enemy were or are completely defeated. In fact, the apostle John stated, "...the whole world lies in the power of the evil one [Satan]" (1 John 5:19). And when Apostle Paul talked about the Armor of God, he specifically noted that our fight is still against this enemy - the spiritual rulers, authorities, and powers of this dark world and in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 6:12).

This spiritual fight is within as well as among us, as Paul stated about his wretched state of a conflicting nature - one who wishes to do good but continues to do evil because of the fight with the sin and evil dwelling in him (Romans 7:14-25). However, so many Christians are influenced by bad teaching that many don't believe demons can indwell, control, or "possess" them or even believe they exist at all. This mentality gives the enemy victory over you and the church to affect and control invisibly and through deception by making you think all your thoughts, urges, and spiritual guidance is either your own or from God, when the truth is, those things are mixed up with what demons do and give.

The testimony and knowledge given in this document gives a lot of proof that Satan and demons are not defeated and powerless against Christians. The amount and types of sin you and your ancestors had, as well as God's will, all affect how much demons can influence you.

Preachers and theology scholars, like John MacArthur, who teach that believers cannot be possessed or have demons indwell in them are blinded by their own misconceptions, false teaching, and rejection of witness testimony from ministries and people, like myself, who have much more first-hand experience with demons and spiritual happenings than ministers whose experience is largely academic. Academic scholars have much useful knowledge, but their experience and wisdom is incomplete if they do not accept the truth of how spiritual things really work from those who have personally witnessed them.

In his article, "Can Christians Be Demon-Possessed?," MacArthur uses scripture out of context to try and prove that "true believers" cannot have demons[3.1.111], however, all the references he uses do not state demons cannot affect or indwell believers. Most of the scripture he uses are similar to the ones I quoted above - they are only general references to victory in Christ and eternal salvation and have little to do with how demons affect believers.

MacArthur's use of 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 about not being bound or yoked to unbelievers also does not state that demons cannot indwell believers. That scripture only notes we should not partner with unbelievers because their desires, thinking, and morality is ruled more by dark worldly and spiritual forces than Godly ones.

MacArthur is correct that there is no irrefutably clear example in the Bible of a believer being inhabited or invaded by a demon, however, verses related to the apostles Paul and Peter can be instances of them having indwelling demons.

When Jesus rebukes Peter by saying, "Get behind Me, Satan!" after he tried to go against God's plan to have Jesus suffer and die (Matthew 16:21-23; Mark 8:31-33), could have been Christ addressing thoughts and actions given to Peter by a demon either within or around him. A hard truth the church is often unwilling to accept is that people are born with demons from generational curses, such as an ancestral history of divination, fortune telling, witchcraft, and other sins can bring spirits, like Python a fortune telling spirit, into future generations. An ancestral history in false teachings can spread religious spirits in the same way.

A clearer example of a demon affecting a believer is Paul's "thorn in the flesh" (2 Corinthians 12:7-9). It was a demon, "messenger of Satan," that tormented him so that he would remain humble despite the great revelations God gave him (2 Corinthians 12:7). Paul asked the Lord to take it away three times, but the Lord did not take away the demon and replied, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness" (2 Corinthians 12:8-9).

Knowing how demons affect people, that they can indwell saved and reborn believers with the Spirit, and seeing that Paul stated his demon was a "thorn in the flesh," I believe he was speaking of a demon that was indwelling his body.

This is not so uncommon as most people, especially in the church, think. I already noted that people are simply born with demons, but most people are unaware of how they are influenced by them. How much they affect a person depends on the sins and urges they have hooks in as well, for example, sexual and religious spirits have more influence in situations related to sex and false teaching, respectively. Most of the time, though, the control spirits have over you is not detectable, especially if you deny they exist or have influence on you.

I have also personally witnessed professing Christians be controlled or "possessed" by demons, especially during deliverances. Demons also more easily come forward to take control when a person becomes excessively intoxicated from alcohol or drugs, or when they are in certain mental states, like during meditation or when spiritual mediums allow demons to speak and act through them.

However, demons can manifest to control and speak through a person at any time depending on the sins and curses the person has. Their state of eternal salvation in Christ has nothing to do with it. I personally know of instances where believers had demons act and speak through them while they were completely sober and conscious.

Ministers like MacArthur would say that these believers are not "true believers" or truly saved into God's kingdom and "converted" by showing a desire and active life of righteousness[3.1.111]. However, stating that is an arrogant error of the church and a part of false gospels that depend works of righteousness.

The true gospel does not depend on works for us to have eternal life in Christ, "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast" (Ephesians 2:8-9). However, faith alone is also just the beginning of salvation and not the only thing necessary to be eternally saved into God's kingdom. For a detailed discussion of that see The True Gospel and Imposters.

Paul would rebuke ministers, like MacArthur, today by telling them about the man he gave over to Satan for the "destruction of his flesh" or premature death, because he married his mother or step-mother (1 Corinthians 5:1-5). This was done because he was living in a great sin and so "his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus" (1 Corinthians 5:5). That clearly notes how sin in general does not take away our eternal salvation in Christ (see The True Gospel and Imposters for more details).

We have no place to say that a confessing believer who falls in sin is not saved. Jesus made people think about their own judging and state of sin when a mob wanted to stone a woman caught in adultery. Jesus said, “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” Everyone ended up leaving without doing anything (John 8:3-11).

Instead of making unrighteous judgment, keeping to erroneous doctrine, and dismissing the testimony of many witnesses to the truth, people, especially ministers, should examine their sins, beliefs, and practices that have given the enemy hooks into them. Accepting this reality and knowing how and why the enemy affects you, allows the removal of their hooks. Without this knowledge and correcting the sins they attach to, we cannot be permanently be rid of demons in this age. They will simply come back, sometimes worse, if sin persists (Matthew 12:43-45; Luke 11:24-26).

5b. Myth: Satan and demons cannot read your mind.
Spirits, whether angels or demons, can influence us, read minds, and give thoughts, visions, dreams, etc. without possessing us, so these powers are normal for spirits.

The Bible has many examples of this, such as dreams given by God through His Spirit or angels when Jacob saw the ladder to heaven at Bethel (Genesis 28:12-15), when a pharaoh and King Nebuchadnezzar were warned about the future (Genesis 41:1-32; Daniel 2:1-45, 4:4-37), when Joseph, husband of Mary, wanted to divorce her (Matthew 1:19-25), when they had to flee to Egypt (Matthew 2:13-15), and twice again when they should return (Matthew 2:19-23). The three magi or wise men were also warned by God in a dream to not go back to King Herod (Matthew 2:12).

People with demons, either in or around them, can converse with them entirely within their minds. This is evident in witness testimonies of people encountering demons and can feel their influence without being possessed or having an attachment from sin, such as feeling intense rage, hate, fear, etc. when the demons are around. I've heard testimony where everyone near the demon felt its effects, which goes with the next myth 5c. Myth: Satan and demons can only affect one person at a time.

False-christ spirits and other demons often communicate through a "mind voice," especially during quiet meditation or prayer time. God's word, though, is "audible" in that it sounds like a real person speaking to you in the world. This is shown in 1 Samuel 3:3-10 where Samuel repeatedly went to his mentor Eli when the Lord called Samuel's name. However, after two times of Eli denying he called him, he told Samuel it was the word of the Lord.

However, audible words and sounds can be faked by the enemy as well. They can influence all of a person's senses, so having audible spiritual guidance is not a foolproof test that things are from God.

5c. Myth: Satan and demons can only affect one person at a time.
Spirits and demons are not physically bound to one place at a time as we think of most people and objects. I realized this some years ago when I heard a popular spiritualist on the radio who has the gift to deliver people from demons.

After delivering someone, he noted how he delivered siblings from a similar demon that gave them bad dreams - the same dream at the very same moment, even though they were hundreds of miles apart. This ability of spirits to influence people over great distances at the same time can also be seen in Take His Heart's "Golden Meetings," which they conduct with people around the world by Internet and phone.

After seeing how demons could affect people over any distance at the same time, I realized shared revelations from demons during group prayer or meditation was also shown by Paramahansa Yognanda when he and another person shared a vision while they meditated together, I believe in his book The Yoga of Jesus: Understanding the Hidden Teachings of the Gospels.

I started to read the book when someone suggested it while I was debating Christianity in 2008. I cannot find the book available to read online anymore to give an exact reference, but I noted this after reading a few pages. I did not read any more of the book at the time, which was a good thing because I now understand it has harmful teaching in it.

Paramahansa practiced meditative spiritualism and taught false teachings or what he titled "hidden teachings" about Christ and the gospels that tried to unite Christianity with Yoga, which belongs to spiritual beliefs and practices like Buddhism and Hinduism[3.1.37]. Most of these Eastern philosophies deny Christ as truly Lord God and Savior, so can be quickly dismissed as false teaching. See 1 John 4:2-3 (below) and 5f. Myth: Satan and demons cannot make miracles, signs, or wonders for more.

I also read in The Miracle Detective by Randall Sullivan about shared spiritual influence with the apparition of the Virgin Mary of Medjugorje and her believers, which I do not believe is the true Virgin Mary. I've also personally witnessed shared group revelation and spiritual happenings with Take His Heart Ministries that are not from God.

Take His Heart believes shared revelation among many people at once is a sign things are from God. I also thought it was a good sign that guidance was valid, but after realizing demons can affect many people at the same time over any distance and that Take His Heart is getting a lot of false guidance, I knew shared revelation could not be used to test validity for guidance from God.

5d. Myth: Rebuking the enemy will keep demons away.
This false belief mainly comes from James 4:7, "Resist the devil and he will flee from you," as well as faith in our standing as Christians to use God's name with power. Rebuking the enemy can work, but it will be temporary if sin gives them hooks in you. See John Dau's Dream for more information.

5e. Myth: Satan and demons cannot give truth.
Truth is truth no matter who gives it. Demons also have real spiritual powers to prophesy or tell the future. They also know scripture better than we do and use truth to mislead us, so they can skew it and make us misinterpret scripture or spiritual guidance from God. I will give more specific examples in the next section about the enemy's tactics.

5f. Myth: Satan and demons cannot make miracles, signs, or wonders.
Satan and demons were all God's angels who all have spiritual powers of one kind or another. Satan can make fire come out of the sky (Job 1:16; Revelation 13:13), and I've witnessed all kinds of supernatural things from demons, like psychokinesis, telling the future, physical objects materializing and dematerializing, and computers and electronics being controlled.

Imposters of the Lord, saints, and angels have used these powers to make miracles and wonders that get people to worship Mother Mary, other saints, and angels. This is the activity of Satan who uses "all power and signs and false wonders" (2 Thessalonians 2:9).

Islam was founded by Muhammad who claimed to be taught by God's archangel Gabriel[5.1.1]. However, the spirit must have been an imposter, because Islam also teaches that Jesus was not Lord and Savior, but just a man who was a prophet, which does not pass the test of 1 John 4:2-3, "By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world."

However, this test does not work with false-christs or false-holy-spirits that actually claim to be God in that form.

5g. Myth: Evil spirits only come from Satan.
This misconception is related to 2c Myth: Curses and other bad things don't come from God where I noted how God brings both the good and bad.

He also created all the angels, which includes Satan and demons, and has control over them. That doesn't mean all their activity is directly from God or is His will. God gives them domains to reign and act in.

God uses demons and wicked spirits for whatever He wishes. He sent a wicked spirit to King Saul (1 Samuel 16:14-15, 18:10, 19:9) and between Abimelech and the men of Shechem (Judges 9:23). God decided to let one of His heavenly host to be a lying spirit to entice King Ahab into battle (1 Kings 22:19-23; 2 Chronicles 18:18-22).

God also used Satan to test Job, and Apostle Paul gave people over to Satan to be disciplined and judged (1 Corinthians 5:5; 1 Timothy 1:20). The man given over to Satan in 1 Corinthians 5:5 also has importance in understanding salvation in Christ. See The True Gospel and Imposters for details.

God continues to use Satan and wicked spirits to this day for our testing, training, and maturation as His disciples. I know much of my trials and hardships with spiritual warfare were predestined for me to go through (see my Personal About Page for details), and I'm certain others have had similar experiences to test and mature them as well.

Examples of false guidance and the enemy's tactics 4/15/2019 9:14 PM
Updated 8/2/2020

Before I begin this section, I want to note that the ministries and people I refer to here are well-meaning Christians and do get some good guidance from God. They don't realize how much the enemy has blinded them and that much of their interpretations, teaching, and spiritual guidance, like words, signs, and wonders, are influenced and given by the enemy. Much of the church is like this - unaware of how much the enemy influences them and their teaching.

I won't diminish people's contributions to God's work and the truth they were given, since I needed what they got to get a more complete picture of the truth and spiritual war. We need each other as I said before (Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12:12-26; 1 Corinthians 3:3-9), so do not judge anyone for being misled or for holding to their false beliefs. I know from personal experience, it is very difficult to come out of them. Instead, judge and examine what is shared and taught, and reject and leave behind false teaching.

Earlier I talked about the Armor of God and how further knowledge about the truth and righteousness will strengthen your armor. Apostle Paul said we need all of its pieces, "the full armor of God, so you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil" (Ephesians 6:11). And in 2 Corinthians 2:5-11, Paul urges forgiveness, which goes with the righteousness part of God's Armor, "so that no advantage would be taken of us by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his schemes." In this section I will reveal the schemes of the enemy that I have seen. Some of it includes false teaching, which are the "deep things of Satan" Christ refers to in Revelation 2:24.

The enemy has many ways or hooks into us, which almost always is because of sin, though sometimes God allows them to attack us for our teaching and maturing as I noted in the last Myth 5g: Evil spirits only come from Satan.

Most of my examples come from two ministries being misled by false-christ spirits that I have many years experience with. Take His Heart Ministries and God Calling, which was a book given to me by Roy Sauzek at Take His Heart. I began speaking with Roy in November 2009 and worked closely with Take His Heart and their methods a year afterwards when I accepted their teachings.

God Calling also has their own ministry and website, though, the original anonymous Two Listeners who wrote the book are now long deceased. One died in the 1940's and the other in the 1960's according to the book's notes[3.1.74]. They also wrote the book God Calling 2: God At Eventide, which I believe contains guidance from the same false-christ spirit that gave guidance for the first book.

I should also note the Two Listeners started getting guidance from their false-christ because they were following methods given by Arthur James Russell (A.J. Russell) in his book For Sinners Only. Arthur was also the editor for the God Calling books.

The method of getting spiritual guidance A. J. Russell talked about is very similar to how Take His Heart teaches - write down spiritual guidance you get when trying to listen to God in quiet surroundings. This is very much the same thing that spiritual teachers using meditation teach, like Paramahansa Yognanda, the yogi who I talked about in 5c. Myth: Satan and demons can only affect one person at a time above.

In the beginning, getting guidance from God like this sounded fine and appeared to be a good way to follow God, but after many years of trying to follow false guidance unsuccessfully, I finally realized we cannot mix false guidance with good guidance if we truly want to follow God.

Take His Heart teaches that the false guidance is relatively harmless and that it will "fall away" in Roy's words when the complete picture of guidance was shown in the journals of spiritual guidance we kept. They call these connected pictures of spiritual guidance "flowcharts."

However, this false teaching only gives the enemy more hooks in people when they constantly go after and record false guidance. The practice of journaling or flowcharting spiritual guidance did not defeat the prophesying Python spirit, as they taught or actually Roy said the Lord told him[3.1.67].

I found Take His Heart's methods and "flowcharting" actually does the opposite of what they claim, which goes the same with A. J. Russell's, God Calling's, and other meditative prayer methods - they are forms of divination that invite false-christs and other demons to give false guidance.

These practices of regularly trying to get spiritual guidance through silence, prayer, and/or meditation also invites prophetic gluttony when we think we are hearing God and having truly God-led lives. The realization of having God-given guidance to share also makes us feel important and that we should not fail God by letting it be forgotten. This takes advantage of our naive innocence to blindly accept false guidance and teaching.

When we think we have an infallible and secure channel to speak with God, we start to ask about everything and even become afraid to act or live without this spiritual guidance. However, getting and sharing spiritual guidance easily becomes addictive and can lead to attention seeking behavior when we share it. Spiritual teachings that urge getting a lot of spiritual guidance also cultivate excessive dependency on whoever is giving the guidance, which in this case is the enemy. This creates absolute dependence on someone and is a power-control tactic used by abusive people and organizations.

These are steps into the spiritual brainwashing that I brought up, but maybe worse than being brainwashed is these methods of seeking and recording spiritual guidance gives the enemy more hooks into you and your life, because they actually "infect" things used for the divination and that contain the false guidance, like computers and journals.

This is similar to how Ouija boards and other objects used for divination get infected by demons. One friend even told me about someone she knew who tried to dispose of a Ouija board in a fire and it screamed. I've also seen testimony of other objects being infected or inhabited by spirits and demons.

I've personally witnessed these demons affecting physical objects as well, and Take His Heart even reported to me the same thing about the enemy affecting their computers. The Lord told them to delete records of false guidance for their own deliverance as well as for a 3rd Party's. When the records were removed they could get rid of the demons, and I noticed similar results when I started rejecting and getting rid of false guidance and teaching. That is one reason why this document is no longer a journal of spiritual guidance.

However, Take His Heart continues in their methods and false beliefs, and so they and everyone else who follows theirs and similar teachings will continue to have false-christs and other demons influence them. I had to reject much of their teaching and false guidance to come out of the brainwashing I was in. Before that, I kept trying to interpret things to fit the lies I believed, which only kept me in brainwashing and false beliefs.

It was in November or December 2017 that I rejected most of Take His Heart's teachings and finally realized that guidance given in the God Calling book actually contradicted what Take His Heart's spirit told them, so they could not both be God or the same false-christ spirit.

Take His Heart often gets guidance that the walls of Jericho fell because of obedience to God's commands. Obedience is emphasized, which is also a part in brainwashing people to get their absolute obedience. The New Testament on the other hand emphasizes faith for the walls of Jericho falling (Hebrews 11:30) and not obedience, though obedience prompted by faith is noted for Abraham (Hebrews 11:8, 11:17).

Obedience to God's commands is an important part of following God (see True Love - What does it mean to God? Are Soulmates real? for more), but we must obey God and not lies and imposters.

God Calling claims it was songs of praise that brought down Jericho, and very specifically says nothing but faith and God's power, "the only two essentials" are all that is needed to bring down "all walls" like Jericho[3.1.81]. Faith is also overemphasized in God Calling where it says faith is the "only requisite to accomplish mighty deeds"[3.1.79].

Roy of Take His Heart, though, emphasized obeying God's instructions exactly[3.1.69], and claimed the Jews were completely silent or didn't speak a word for the whole seven days before Jericho fell (presumably the whole 40,000 of the army and others who went to Jericho (Joshua 4:13)).

Roy was noting Joshua 6:10, where it says Joshua commanded the people, "You shall not shout nor let your voice be heard nor let a word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I tell you, 'Shout!' Then you shall shout!". However, keeping silent was not given as part of the Lord's instructions in Joshua 6:2-5 where He tells Joshua what to do to bring down Jericho. It is possible the Lord told or inspired him to keep the people silent and that was not recorded in scripture.

If all the people were silent the whole time then God Calling's songs of praise from the people bringing down Jericho also contradicts Take His Heart's teaching. These contradictions between Take His Heart's teaching and God Calling made me realize the two spirits were not God or the same false-christ.

Take His Heart's spirit uses the metaphor of obedience at Jericho with performing "single cup communion" to enact more Jericho victories. They were told to replace traditional communion (the breaking of bread and drinking of juice or wine) with this single-cup communion[3.1.51], and Roy said it was related to the church not needing to do things to remember the Lord, however, the truly devoted Bride would not need a communion ritual of any kind to remember Him.

They were also guided by this spirit in more recent years to start using a lot of silent prayer for spiritual warfare[3.1.69]. They reported miracles and successes in deliverances because of it, but that is no different from their reported successes over the years, because of their other practices that emphasize obedience. We cannot attribute all miracles to God, since many false ones are from imposters of the Lord and His angels and saints, like apparitions of the Mother Mary that are not truly her.

Could one and not both of these spirits from Take His Heart or God Calling be God? It's actually more complicated than that, because I believe Take His Heart is being guided by God as well as demons, which seems to be the most common scenario in the church today. I can't say the same thing for God Calling, which appears to be only one false-christ speaking. I also know Take His Heart's and God Calling's guidance contradict each other and both give false guidance that contradict God's nature and scripture.

In the case of Take His Heart, though, since they believe in the guidance of God Calling, they could be led by God and more than one false-christ, as well as other demons. It's also possible they only have one false-christ that changed how it guides, but from the false guidance I've seen from them and other ministries with false-christs and false-holy-spirits, they are likely different spirits.

Take His Heart did and does get important revelations and truth, except it gets skewed by false guidance and the false teaching they accepted. I've found this is the case for the majority of the church as well.

Take His Heart and God Calling both also used the same methods of "killing the self" and other brainwashing practices to emphasize obedience and adoration or more carnal, worldly ways of loving God that use our love and enthusiasm for God against us to get obedience.

The brainwashing we get when we believe in lies and false teaching is so complete that when I believed in them and recognized their ways aligned with brainwashing techniques, I simply dismissed it and gave "God" the benefit of the doubt. This is how Roy, followers of Take His Heart, and other misled ministries behave with guidance that is questionable. It is no different than an abused spouse giving her abuser unquestioning and complete authority over her life despite knowing she is being abused.

When I went through God Calling's guidance again to write this article, I found even more contradictions between Take His Heart's and God Calling's teachings, especially about how we are saved. I was completely blind to these contradictions, like Take His Heart continues to be, and like the church is also blind to contradictions in scripture that disprove false teaching.

As you go through the following examples of false guidance, I will note some go with brainwashing and power-control techniques, many of which were identified after the Korean War by studying testimony from prisoners of war[6.3.5, 6.3.6, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3]. These tactics are used to get people's absolute dependence and obedience, which is not how God wants us to follow Him.

Examples of false guidance from Take His Heart include:
  • Take His Heart's 3 Spots Teaching about correcting some major false beliefs and sin in the church only has partial truth. Their teaching about the following three spots have all been tainted by false guidance, which I will discuss in detail here and in other documents.

    1. How we are saved by the New Covenant
    2. Tithing correctly
    3. How to follow the Holy Spirit

    Take His Heart
    also claims that walking in their notion of Brideship to correct the three spots are the "righteous acts of the saints" in Revelation 19:7-8 that make the church or Bride ready to wed the Lord and complete the marriage of the Lamb, as well as enable people to attend God's Marriage Feast (Matthew 22:1-14; 25:10). They teach their Brideship covenant is how God weds His People.

    Their notion of Brideship includes mandatory tithing as well as mandatory keeping up with getting and following guidance from God. However, since their teaching about all three spots, as well as other guidance, is tainted with false guidance, and I no longer believe tithing is mandatory for Christians, their guidance about Brideship or walking "in covenant" with God, as they call it, is also false teaching.

    Take His Heart's
    notions of being in covenant or total covenant is being in sync or perfect synch with God, respectively, and presumably leads to the totally spotless Bride. After my many years of following Brideship, though, I can see it is impossible to be in perfect synch and/or sinless when there is so much false guidance and teaching.

    Christ did say, "Be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect" (Matthew 5:48), but He was speaking in the context of loving people when He said that, and God does not expect us to be perfect and definitely not sinless, since no one but the Lord is without sin (Hebrews 4:15, 1 Peter 2:22, 1 John 3:5, 2 Corinthians 5:21). God allows and expects us to fail (Romans 11:32), and trying to be absolutely perfect will be fruitless and very disappointing, because it is unattainable.

    Paul warned us of this mentality of perfection through acts or works: "Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh [or works]?" (Galatians 3:3).

    However, we can strive to be perfected into maturity, unity, and righteousness (James 1:2-4; John 17:23; 1 John 2:3-6), and the Lord does want a People prepared for Him, not perfect but prepared (Luke 1:17). That is the reason for this document and much of the teaching on this site.

    Take His Heart
    believes they are preparing God's People as He wants, but the false guidance being highlighted here makes it clear their ways are not what God wants for us to walk in.

    The actual being married to God is not Brideship, but goes with the fulfillment of the conditions of the New Covenant, so we are reborn with God's Spirit and truly belong to the Lord. That is the mystery Apostle Paul was talking about related to marriage and the church in Ephesians 5:31-32.

    This mystery of the "two shall become one flesh" of the church and Christ, happens through faith in Christ and becoming truly saved by the New Covenant. We literally become one flesh with God when we are reborn by His Spirit, which is a requirement to enter God's kingdom (John 3:3-8).

    That is what Paul refers to in Galatians 3:3 and Ephesians 5:31-32 above and is what makes us perfect or complete to be with Christ in the next life. See The True Gospel and Imposters for more details about how we are saved.

    Our perfection through the New Covenant isn't through acts or sinlessness, which varies greatly from individual to individual. Though, for the church to be prepared for Christ's return, we do need to remove more sin from our lives. This will be made clearer as we continue.

    Take His Heart
    teaches that walking in the three steps of Brideship to correct the three spots fulfills God's marriage covenant, however they are missing the point that fulfilling the New Covenant itself, which rebirths us with God's Spirit, and keeping the covenant's terms already completes God's marriage covenant with His People.

    Their Brideship steps do include having eternal salvation in Christ, which is an obvious necessity to belong to God through Christ, but their teaching in that is tainted as well. See the next point about "repeat after me" statements.

    Take His Heart's
    Brideship also requires mandatory tithing and special treatment of tithe money and the effort to follow God as they teach by regularly seeking spiritual guidance and making journals and flowcharts to get revelations from it, which is actually a form of divination.

    I still believe God's tithe is sacred and truly belongs to Him (Deuteronomy 26:13), and so needs special treatment, but Take His Heart has been misled with false guidance and signs to believe in mandatory tithing for everyone. They often claim tithing correctly and paying back debt to God gives special blessings and protection from curses, but in the many years I tithed and walked in Brideship as they teach, I never saw special protection or miracles from it, like Take His Heart reports, though I'm certain I'm blessed for giving to people who need God's money, which is righteousness that is blessed. See Properly Handling God's Money and Our Taxes for details.

    Though I reject much of Take His Heart's teaching now, I continue to tithe out of my own freewill, because I want to give. Yet still, I have not seen the special protections Take His Heart claims. Roy Sauzek of Take His Heart quotes Malachi 3:10-11 about bringing the "whole tithe" back to God and that it blesses us with abundance and protects our works or "fruits of the ground" and "vine in the field" to quote Malachi.

    Roy claims getting spiritual knowledge counts as a blessing from Malachi 3, which may be true. I also got much spiritual knowledge and guidance from God, but that started well before I even knew about Take His Heart and their teachings, and before I started tithing.

    Instead of protections from tithing and Brideship, I've seen more curses and bad things come from following Take His Heart's teachings than good. My works were not protected from tithing correctly or walking in Brideship, but were sabotaged by false guidance from the false-christ imposters you get from accepting false guidance and teaching.

    Still, both Take His Heart and I got many truths and good guidance that is backed up by scripture and I still believe we need to treat God's money differently than other funds. See Properly Handling God's Money and Our Taxes for details.

    The mandatory following of God's Spirit by Take His Heart's methods is also full of problems, which I will talk about.

    If you think about Take His Heart saying we must fulfill Brideship to complete God's marriage and be included in His Marriage Feast (Matthew 22:1-14; 25:10), then a lot of Christians and even the disciples of Jesus will not participate, since I do not believe they taught mandatory tithing or followed God's Spirit or conducted Golden or Judgment Meetings as Take His Heart teaches. Yet I firmly believe they and other Christians who are not "in covenant" as Take His Heart teaches will be included in God's Wedding Feast.

  • Take His Heart is spreading a spirit of slavery with their Brideship teaching, which includes mandatory tithing for everyone, whether Christian or not. They give a lot of focus to tithing incorrectly or not at all as a sin that causes many of the curses seen in the church.

    I don't blame them for this thinking, because the guidance they got told them people die and suffer from not tithing or tithing incorrectly. I used to believe it, because the spiritual signs seemed authentic.

    However, now I believe they only got partial truths that have been twisted by the enemy with bad interpretations and false signs to back it up. The curses seen in the church, like cancer and serious illnesses, premature death, etc., are caused by much more than tithe related sin.

    I must also note the enemy does mislead the church and people with false signs and wonders, which is the activity of Satan noted in 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10. I saw an example of this on YouTube a few years ago.

    The video is no longer available for some reason, but a man named Mike Chen recounted his experience as a young child when he prayed to Santa - the world's notion of Santa Claus at the North Pole and not the saint. He asked Santa for money and a couple days later he stumbled on a $20 bill. He thought is was a miracle from Santa Claus, but I don't think it was the true St. Nicholas or God responding to him.

    I now know the enemy gives people and the church a lot of false signs and miracles, and Mike's experience is another example. I don't believe he was a Christian or had any notion of the true saint or God when he prayed to Santa. He didn't mention any of that in his video, so I believe this was a false sign from the enemy to give further belief to the twisted notion of Christmas and St. Nicholas that the enemy has introduced and perpetuated.

    In the same way, I don't believe all of Take His Heart's signs and miracles are truly from God. If you study apparitions of Mother Mary and other saints and angels, you can see many more examples of the church being deceived with false signs and miracles. The Miracle Detective by Randall Sullivan talks about many.

    However, I still do believe some of the church's curses are because she mishandles tithes and offerings. I address the details of that in Properly Handling God's Money and Our Taxes. I no longer believe in mandatory tithing for Christians, though, because it is not taught in the New Testament, and I've seen plenty of Christians who do not tithe, yet still live very long lives without the kind of curses Take His Heart claims are from tithing. I give more specific reasons why I don't believe in mandatory tithing in Properly Handling God's Money and Our Taxes.

    In fact, maybe the worse reason I don't believe anymore is I've found that Take His Heart is spreading a literal spirit of slavery with their Brideship teaching. I believe their false-christ spirit(s) are spirits of slavery that retaliate when people reject their ways.

    They give false curses for committing false sin, because we retaliate or displease them, which they can do because God gives them domains to work in. Demons are called princes and rulers or authorities for that reason (Daniel 10:13, 10:20; Ephesians 6:12). We don't give our lives to demons, but that's what happens, and unfortunately, if you submit to them and their ways, even ignorantly, you give them that control over you. This is a snare of the devil that holds people captive to do his will (2 Timothy 2:26).

    God does not give people a demon that shackles them if they stop tithing, but that is exactly what happened to someone named Tam or Tamlyn when she stopped tithing. She told Roy that she started becoming clumsy and had other curses when she stopped tithing, but both Tam and Roy did not recognize this as a spirit of slavery influencing her.

    I only recognized it when I experienced the same clumsiness, physical resistance, and other attacks when I started rejecting Brideship and Take His Heart's teachings. I stated earlier that I continue to tithe, so this spirit of slavery isn't tied just to tithing.

    Tam also stated she was getting sick often and troubles, even though she was tithing as Take His Heart teaches, and I also stated earlier that tithing as they teach did not give me protections either.

    This spirit of slavery cannot be from following God. We should not be getting demons when we try following God, and Paul said we do not get a spirit of slavery leading to fear again with Christ (Romans 8:15). And "it was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery" (Galatians 5:1).

    Jesus also said, "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light" (Matthew 11:28-30).

    We are no longer slaves to law under the New Covenant, but that is what Take His Heart is spreading with mandatory tithing and the other mandatory acts of Brideship.

    God wants our loyalty and obedience, but He does not force people to follow His ways with threats of constant harm. He usually just leaves people alone if they don't want to change (Psalm 81:11-12; Proverbs 1:23-33). He doesn't give us demons to control us if we don't want to walk in some rules. That never happened in the Bible.

    However, Take His Heart and God Calling are spreading demons or spirits of slavery that try to control us very literally. They actually try to control you and inflict harm if you do not want to follow them.

    Their teachings also align with brainwashing techniques in that they emphasize the constant threat of harm, promise and overexaggerate blessings and safety when strictly obeyed, and channel guilt with false sin, like not tithing, to reject old beliefs so a new identity with deceivingly desirable alternatives are accepted.

    Brideship made sense to me when I first accepted it. It was supposed to be the correct way into God's kingdom, handle and distribute God's money, and follow God by His Spirit that gave special blessings and protection, but it was all too good to be true. The enemy was in Take His Heart's guidance early on and tainted everything, especially when they and you try to get more guidance to follow with their methods.

  • Take His Heart also teaches that money given to the tithe can't be spent on just anything, but must be given only directly to people who are servants of Christ, the poor and oppressed, widows in need, the fatherless and orphans, and aliens or foreigners to Christ. They are very strict about it and teach no funds from the tithe should go anywhere else, not even a cent to festivals, taxes, or transaction fees that I've been guided about is fine to pay from the tithe.

    Now after rejecting most of their teaching I believe the actual truth about the tithe was twisted by their demons. Take His Heart was only shown a smaller picture of how the tithe was actually used in the Old Testament. There is still some truth to the tithe needing special treatment. I share the details in Properly Handling God's Money and Our Taxes.

  • Take His Heart teaches that repeat-after-me statements do not satisfy the New Covenant's condition to acknowledge Christ in front of people. This condition is discussed more fully in The True Gospel and Imposters. We basically need to state or express to someone else that we believe in Christ.

    Take His Heart
    claims testimonials where people think they were saved only when they properly confessed their faith in Jesus and not by repeat after me statements they've done before back up their teaching. Some people claimed they felt energy or something go through their bodies when they did a proper confession.

    However, I don't believe all of these testimonies are truly examples from God of being reborn by the Holy Spirit. Why were testimonies like this never mentioned by the church in all its very long history? As far as I know, it only became apparent with guidance from Take His Heart. I believe some of their guidance and testimony about being reborn after confessing faith is valid, but not the guidance about repeat after me statements being invalid expressions of faith in Christ.

    This false belief has made Take His Heart's version of the gospel a false one even though the more important mechanics of the New Covenant that we teach are the same - we must acknowledge faith in Christ in front of people to be reborn with God's Spirit and enter His Kingdom, and we must not deny that faith in front of others.

    There should be no reason why a repeat after me led by someone else would not be considered valid by God as long as they understand what they are saying. They simply must have true faith or belief in Christ when they make a repeat after me statement, like "I believe in Jesus" or "Jesus is Lord."

    Take His Heart
    claims repeat after me's don't work because the statement of faith in Christ must come from our own "heart" or actually mind, and not someone else's. That makes no sense when you think more deeply and consider other repeat after me statements.

    God considers other repeat after me's to be valid, such as swearing an oath to tell the truth or marriage vows. Why should the New Covenant be different? The only reasons I can think of why repeat after me's would not work to satisfy acknowledging Christ, is if people stating them don't truly believe in Christ or aren't paying attention to what they are saying or doing.

    Furthermore, Take His Heart and I continue to teach the other condition of the New Covenant about denying the Lord will cost eternal salvation. If you perform a repeat after me to deny the Lord, even though you still believe in Him or don't really mean to deny Him, wouldn't God still count it as denying Him publicly just like Peter did three times? When you consider these other situations with repeat after me's, it becomes obvious Take His Heart's guidance is false.

    I was also guided about Peter's denials being important to teach about the New Covenant's terms. See The True Gospel and Imposters for details.

  • Take His Heart's guidance about how to follow God's Spirit is false and misconstrued. Their spirit taught them to always "compare spiritual with spiritual" or "things of the spirit" and never throw away any guidance when trying to follow God[3.1.57]. This is why they teach to keep journals of spiritual guidance.

    Comparing spiritual with spiritual references 1 Corinthians 2:13 about revelation from God's Spirit, "we speak, not in the words which man's wisom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual."

    I quote the KJV translation because that is the one Roy Sauzek of Take His Heart used. However, Roy and Take His Heart have been misled to always compare spiritual things, which Roy says could be any spiritual guidance, like words, visions, dreams, etc. The theory is, if you build up enough spiritual things over time it will make a picture that needs no interpretation, like puzzle pieces coming together, which is supposed to be God's interpretation of the guidance.

    This would work fine if there were no demons or imposters of the Lord giving false guidance and false interpretations. I noted earlier how Take His Heart teaches to record everything and just ignore false guidance, and that it would simply fall away. After many years of doing things as they taught, though, I can say that including false guidance with good guidance is sure to give the wrong picture of things and will not give God's interpretation, but whatever interpretation the pieces seem to show based on what you know or believe, which will be influenced by lies and false guidance if you're getting things from imposters as well as the Lord.

    This is the case for the great majority, if not all the church, since I know of no one who is completely immune from the enemy's influences, because of sin, God's will, and how pervasive false teaching and the enemy is in the church and world. The enemy had nearly two thousand years to get and keep strongholds in the church and they won't go away until the end of the age, as I already noted.

    The truth gets skewed and good guidance turns into false teaching that brainwashes you when you get false guidance with good. Take His Heart is blind to this, because they accept too much false guidance, and I could realize it only after coming out of brainwashing by rejecting much of their material and other false guidance, such as from the God Calling book.

    The recent air disasters with Boeing 737 Max 8 airplanes illustrate how Take His Heart's teaching to use false guidance leads to catastrophic failure. When I heard about the latest 737 Max crash in Ethiopia and that faulty angle-of-attack (AOA) sensors could have caused the last two Max 8 crashes, I felt there was a connection with Take His Heart's methods of following spiritual guidance was also faulty and very disastrous.

    I've heard Roy say a few times that their procedures have checks and balances, so they truly hear from God and get the correct interpretation of things. He mainly meant their use of a group of people, usually from 4 to 12, in their Golden and Judgment Meetings to get guidance, which they would put together and use the "majority vote" or guidance that all appeared to point in one direction as God's answer to things.

    The problem with this is, they are unaware of or completely dismiss that demons can influence many people at once and over great distances, which I talked about in 5c. Myth: Satan and demons can only affect one person at a time. So false guidance, like words and visions, that corroborate are easily faked by the enemy no matter how many people or how far away the people are from each other. I did tell Roy that the enemy could do this many years ago, but he never responded on it, and Take His Heart hasn't changed their ways since.

    When I researched the sensors and 737 Max crashes, I found that the sensors had a history of failing[6.7.1, 6.7.2, 6.7.3] and there was at least one fatal crash associated with the same kind of AOA sensors in an Airbus A320 airplane in 2008[6.7.1].

    Both Airbus and Boeing planes use redundant AOA sensors. Airbus uses three while Boeing uses two[6.7.1], however, how they are used caused problems when one or more failed and the airplanes' automatic systems thought the engines were going to stall, and so the planes dived to prevent stalling. This caused the fatal crashes and other incidents where these airplanes dived uncontrollably.

    In the fatal 2008 Airbus crash, two of the three sensors failed and the computer was programmed to use the majority vote, like Take His Heart does. Now you can see the connection with these crashes and how Take His Heart tries to follow God. Their "sensors" or people getting spiritual guidance is tainted by enemy inputs, which they are using as God's voice.

    This obviously does not allow us to hear or follow God correctly, and in my many years of trying to follow false guidance and Take His Heart's methods, I found out the hard way that it is full of failure, and worse, the brainwashing you get from accepting false guidance and teaching makes you keep trying to use the same methods in a no-win situation to hear and follow God with imposters in the foreground having more control over you than God.

    1 Corinthians 2:13 I brought up before, about comparing spiritual with spiritual is not talking about always comparing more than one piece of spiritual guidance, but talking about having God's Spirit in you to give you revelation of good spiritual guidance.

    This is seen easier by using the NASB translation of the verse, "...we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words."
    Note: the need of more than one translation of scripture highlights problems with only using one or two translations. If the translations you use lack the correct interpretation or information, then you likely won't see God's meaning in it. See Choosing a Bible for more about bibles.
    I bolded the important parts in the NASB translation of 1 Corinthians 2:13 about the thought, which we get from having God's mind in us to understand spiritual words, which can be words, visions, scripture, things given to God's other servants, etc. That is how Peter could come to the conclusion that Gentiles were also saved by the New Covenant in Acts 10, which Roy references as an example of comparing or combining spiritual things.

    However, it was not simply in having two pieces of information (the visions about all foods and animals being clean or fine to eat and being sent to the centurion) that gave Peter the revelation. He needed God's Spirit in him to give the correct interpretation.

    Take His Heart
    and their followers are being misled to seek spiritual guidance that includes false guidance to make interpretations for them. This is a ploy giving hooks to the enemy and allows them to mislead and take control of people's lives with false guidance.

    Constantly seeking spiritual guidance and recording everything you get is not how people followed God or got His interpretation of things in either the Old or New Testament. There is no mention of keeping journals of a lot of visions, dreams, words, etc. to make flowcharts or pictures to get God's guidance and interpretation. Take His Heart even got guidance that making flowcharts are a necessary part of God's government and an individual's yielding to God's governance, which further urges the practice of seeking and recording spiritual guidance, much of which is false[3.1.65].

    I used to believe allowing God to give guidance in pieces slowly over longer periods of time taught us discipline and patience, so we wouldn't jump to conclusions about guidance, but slowing down does not help when the enemy also gives false guidance slowly in pieces over time.

    Roy quotes Isaiah 28:13, "a little here, a little there," to refer to getting guidance from God in the bit by bit way Take His Heart teaches, however, if you continue reading that verse, God says His word "will become... a little here, a little there, so that as they go they will fall backward; they will be injured and snared and captured."

    Of course, I knew of this scripture and read it many times when I was following Take His Heart's ways, but because of spiritual brainwashing, I couldn't see the full truth - God is using and allows demons and false-christs to give truth that is mixed with His guidance to test, train, and sort us according to our faith and righteousness.

    As people of God, we are supposed to have greater discernment, especially about spiritual things, but because of sin and the spiritual war, the church is in much disarray and error. The church as well as God's People as a whole do not truly know the Lord or righteousness, "they are not a people of discernment..." (Isaiah 27:11), and so have fallen to many lies and false teaching. God's People is in the same state it was when Jesus first came and denounced the Jews for their sin and error.

    We try to understand God, but are blinded by the enemy and sin, like preaching false gospels and keeping false teaching. I've seen much false guidance over the years to know the enemy can fake nearly any kind of spiritual guidance, like dreams, words, and visions. Jumping to the wrong conclusions about guidance, whether it is from God or not, is also not prevented when you are blinded by false beliefs and teaching.

    People in the Bible did not get revelations using Take His Heart's flowchart method of connecting many pieces of guidance. We aren't supposed to constantly chase after and record words, visions, and dreams.

    People in the Bible got God's interpretation by it being revealed to them somehow, such as a gift or anointment of His Spirit or Him telling them plainly. That is how Joseph, Daniel, the prophets, and disciples of Jesus could interpret the dreams and guidance given to them.

    Remember too, "no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God" (2 Peter 1:20, Genesis 40:8). That can be extended to say, no prophecy of God included false guidance or lies either.

    God can give confusing and misleading guidance, but not complete lies, since He cannot lie (Titus 1:2; Hebrews 6:18; Numbers 23:19) and the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth (John 14:16-17, 15:26, 16:13; 1 John 5:6). However, God allows other spirits to lie and mislead for His purposes as I noted in 1a. Myth: God is not a god or author of "confusion" and 1b. Myth: The Bible and God are easy to understand.

    Roy also refers to 1 John 2:27 about needing no one to teach us other than the Lord and emphasizes it as a truth, however, he doesn't take into account that not everybody has the Spirit or if they do, they may not have an anointing or spiritual gift so they truly don't need anyone else in the Body of Christ or the guidance others got. I spoke of that in 1e. Myth: Correct interpretation of scripture or God's spiritual guidance is automatic and easy, and noted even the people who had the anointing in 1 John 2:27 needed the instruction of John and the other disciples to teach them and not just the Holy Spirit in them.

  • The danger of following false guidance is minimized by Take His Heart to make people feel it is safe to get false guidance and follow demons, especially in what they call "Golden Meetings" and "Judgment Meetings" with the Lord. These are regular meetings, usually in groups, to worship and get guidance from God.

    Take His Heart
    says we must record all spiritual guidance, because we will forget it and therefore cannot follow God. But urging people to get guidance on everything, no matter how small, is also what the God Calling false-christ teaches.

    The practice of asking for guidance too often also gives imposters more control over someone's life, and at the beginning of this section, I noted how demons infect journals, computers, and other objects used for divination, such as the methods of getting spiritual guidance used by Take His Heart, God Calling, and other ministries.

    I don't believe God needs us to record all our spiritual guidance to lead us. I don't believe Christ's original disciples did this. He is perfectly capable of leading us without journals and we will remember things that are important, whether from success or failure.

    The Lord leads and teaches us in and through our life experiences as well as by spiritual words and visions. This is how He interacts with most people. It is a very few that get gifts of words, visions, prophecy, etc. from God on a regular basis, and even fewer, if any today, who are completely free of influence from the enemy's false guidance, whether it was taught by the church or world or given directly to them by demons.

    I also noted earlier that it was God's predestined plan for me to go through this path of spiritual warfare and false teaching to learn, be tested, and mature, and that it is His will the tares or weeds of the enemy remain in the kingdom until the end of the age. So God's hand is in all this, but not all guidance from Take His Heart, God Calling, and similar ministries or their methods are directly from God as they claim and their followers believe.

    The knowledge I gained from this path is invaluable, but in the end, when I found out we were following false-christs and imposters, it put a stop to my living and following God as they teach. How can you be loyal to the Lord if you are also following false ones? I don't think anyone is in their right mind if they are willing to let demons guide and control their lives.

    When I tried convincing someone to leave Take His Heart's teachings, because they wanted help to convince their family to believe Take His Heart's guidance, they could not understand the many points I gave saying it is false teaching. Giving them scripture to back up what I said didn't seem to help, because they would try to interpret things to fit their beliefs and dismiss or not take into account things they couldn't reconcile.

    Roy did the same things when I confronted him about contractions in their guidance and scripture, and I realized after coming out of false beliefs and teaching that I did the exact same things. People who are spiritually blinded or brainwashed simply cannot see or understand clearly if they continue to hold the wrong beliefs that are blinding them.

  • Take His Heart teaches that keeping records or flowcharts of spiritual guidance will defeat the prophesying Python spirit and render false guidance harmless[3.1.67]. I talked about this earlier, and the practice of seeking, recording, and using false guidance only gives the enemy more hooks in you. It allows demons to give more false guidance to mislead and take control of your life.

  • Take His Heart's Golden Meetings and Judgment Meetings with the Lord are claimed to be "dust proof" or "keep the soul of man" out of guidance[3.1.60], so that you only get God's guidance and interpretation. This claim is a very attractive lure to get people to use Take His Heart's methods, but it is very misleading and completely ignores how the enemy and false guidance has been in their guidance and meetings many years before I started working with them, and likely when they first began their methods of getting spiritual guidance decades ago.

    I thought these meetings were the perfect way to follow the Lord since they're supposed to give God's guidance for you personally as well as the church, and even though I knew there was false guidance in them, Take His Heart's teachings mislead you into thinking it is inconsequential.

    The reality of what happens when you try to follow God while also being misled by demons is you waste a lot of time and resources following false leads, and worse, you give the enemy more control over you and fall to idolatry by allowing demons to take over your life for God, since you are worshipping and following them and not God.

    We cannot have more than one God, one Teacher, Father, Master, or Leader (Matthew 23:9-10; Matthew 6:24; Luke 16:13), so if we follow false ones, we are not truly living by the Spirit or through God as our only Teacher, Father, and Leader.

    The only way these meetings with the Lord would work as claimed is if the enemy and false guidance is taken completely out of the picture. That will not happen until the end of the age according to the Parable of Tares and Wheat (see The True Gospel and Imposters for details) and Revelation 20:1-3 when the enemy and Satan is locked away from deceiving man during the next age of the Millennial Reign.

  • Roy got dreams or visions he attributes to God that use a black man to represent ignorance or lack of knowledge and blond women to represent unintelligence[3.1.58]. I don't believe the Lord ever used a person's skin color or appearance in negative stereotypes or showed racial prejudice in this way.

    God is blunt in comparing people to things to illustrate their sin, like comparing adulterous and sinful people to wild horses or donkeys that live by instinct to breed rather than wisdom (Jeremiah 2:24, 13:27; Ezekiel 23:20; Hosea 8:9), but I have not found any scripture that uses stereotypes like I noted or shows racism or prejudice based on physical appearance.

  • Take His Heart's spirit claimed to do things by "power and might," which is the opposite of what the Lord said in Zechariah 4:6, "Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit."

  • I've heard Roy Sauzek of Take His Heart state the Lord is not returning for the Harlot Church, and people following their ways think that the Harlot is not really God's Bride, because of their teaching. These statements are not true and only put fear into people to do what Take His Heart says so they can belong to the Lord or make sure they won't miss His return.

    First, the Harlot Church is defined by much more sin than just the three spots Take His Heart address, but I will discuss that more in the section titled The Harlot and Leaving Her.

    From Take His Heart's standpoint, the Harlot is the church that is not practicing or in the three steps of Brideship that were spoken about above related to the 3 spots teaching. That means Christians who may or may not be truly saved and are not tithing correctly and are not following God correctly are in the Harlot. This thinking is based on false guidance as well, but I will state further why Roy and Take His Heart are wrong.

    Anyone who is saved and reborn by the New Covenant belongs to Christ and is in that married state with God, no matter what sins or other acts they are doing. See The True Gospel and Imposters for details.

    When Christ returns, it is all who belong to Him or who are truly saved that will be with Him and resurrected in the Rapture. The New Covenant and Christ's sacrifice pays for all our sin (Mark 3:28; 1 John 1:7; Colossians 2:13-14), so we will be a part of the resurrection and have eternal life. Scripture does not say only believers walking in certain acts, like Brideship, will be part of the Rapture or eternity when the Lord returns.

    Furthermore, the New Testament has statements for the encouragement of believers who worried they missed being a part of the Lord's return and the Rapture. I share those in the next point about Take His Heart believing the Lord already returned.

    People using Take His Heart's viewpoint of Brideship think the Harlot is not God's Bride, because she isn't in those three steps concerning salvation, tithing, and following the Spirit. However, the Bride is everyone who believes in Christ, though they may not be saved, but the married Bride is everyone who is truly saved as I said, so saying the Harlot is not the Bride is wrong.

    The Harlot Church is the church living in and practicing certain sins, which is much different than Take His Heart's definition. But the Harlot is still God's Bride and people in it will be part of the Rapture and reign with God in the Millennium. I do not believe Christ's first disciples practiced Take His Heart's Brideship methods either, yet I'm certain they will be part of the resurrection and reign with us and Christ in the next age.

  • Take His Heart believes the Lord has already returned and we are in the Millennial Reign of Revelation 20:4-6[3.1.60]. Roy used Jesus' statement about destroying the temple in Jerusalem and that He would build another, made without hands in three days (Mark 14:58) to refer to 3000 years, since "with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day" (2 Peter 3:8).

    Roy states we are in the Lord's third day or day of the Lord, which he says is the Millennial Reign. However, Jesus' statement about building another temple without hands in three days was clarified by John, "But [Jesus] was speaking of the temple of His body. So when He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He said this; and they believed the scripture and the word which Jesus had spoken" (John 2:21). The three days referred to Christ's resurrection on Sunday, the third day.

    I also noted to Roy when he shared the guidance about being in the Millennial Reign that some things had to take place before or when it begins:
    1. Revelation 19:20-21 says the final Antichrist or beast and the false prophet are defeated and thrown into the lake of fire when Christ returns.

    2. 2 Thessalonians 2 notes the Rapture or "our gathering together to Him" at His return will not happen until the last Antichrist or man of lawlessness is revealed. Paul says, we are "not [to] be quickly shaken from [our] composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come" (2 Thessalonians 2:3).

      To my knowledge, the man of lawlessness has not been revealed, so the Rapture has not begun.

    3. Revelation 20:1-3 says the devil or Satan is bound for the thousand-year Millennial Reign, which should refer to the enemy as a whole and not just the one angel, Satan, "so [they] would not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed."

      The enemy has obviously not been bound up and continues to deceive the world today as well as Take His Heart specifically. Satan being thrown into the lake of fire for eternity with the beast and false prophet after the Millennial Reign should also refer to all demons since they will not be in the New Heaven and Earth that comes after the Millennial Reign and Judgment in Revelation 20.

      It makes no difference in my mind to bind only one devil, Satan, for the Millennium when all the rest continue to do the same things he does.

    4. Revelation 20:4-6 refers to the first resurrection of the dead or what the church calls The Rapture. It also says the dead in Christ will be resurrected to reign with the Lord during the Millennial Reign. This has not yet happened and those verses say the dead in Christ will reign with Him for a thousand years and not just a part of or the end of the Millennial Reign.

      Furthermore, we who are still alive in Christ will also be resurrected after the dead in Christ are so we may join them and Christ in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:14-17). This resurrection is a real resurrection of our bodies like Christ's was, so we will reign with Christ in our new angel-like bodies, which obviously hasn't happened.

    These points contradict Take His Heart's guidance about the Lord already returning and being in the Millennial Reign or the Lord's Day as Roy calls it. In fact, Paul wrote 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 and 2 Thessalonians 2, noted above, to encourage believers they would not miss being a part of the Lord's return or Rapture. So again, I will note Paul said, we are "not [to] be quickly shaken from [our] composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come" (2 Thessalonians 2:3).

  • Take His Heart shares a lot of guidance about walking in Brideship giving special protection from the Great Tribulation. Some of it scares people into Brideship to get that protection[3.1.60, 3.1.52].

    Take His Heart
    also shares testimonies from people who got guidance by their methods and were saved from natural disasters, like hurricanes. These testimonies were interpreted as examples of how God will save His Bride in events of the Tribulation and bolstered the protections of Brideship.

    Whether God actually gave them the information to save them or it was the false-christ, is unclear. I do know the false-christ of God Calling also claims protection if obedience is given to its ways[3.1.98].

    We have to remember demons have real powers to prophecy and give exact details of the future, so having prophecy come true is not a sure sign things are from God.

    The Church of Philadelphia in Revelation 3 is also said to be protected from the Tribulation, but that protection comes from righteousness and being truly saved by the New Covenant as I talked about in 4a. Myth: The Rapture will save Christians from the Great Tribulation.

    Our sins and acts of righteousness affect what kind of protection and help we get from God, and I fully believe righteous Christians who are not walking as Take His Heart teaches have been and will continue to be saved from events of the Tribulation and Antichrists.

    Testimonies from Christians are everywhere about miracles, angel interventions, and the working of events that saved them from death and harm. Jews who were righteous enough to be saved from the Holocaust and other persecution have their testimonies as well, so sin and righteousness have a big part in saving people from serious disasters.

  • Take His Heart believes the Man-Child of Revelation 12:5-6 is the product of Brideship or the "baby" of Christ and the Bride in Brideship who will rule with an iron scepter[3.1.60]. This is supposed to happen through people walking in Take His Heart's teachings and the Golden and Judgment Meetings I mentioned. However, Take His Heart's guidance and those meetings are full of false guidance and are influenced by demons as I noted already.

    The woman of Revelation 12 has multiple meanings, so I can't rule out the possibility the Man Child or Male Child also symbolizes more than Jesus.

    First though, the woman represents both Mother Mary and the Bride of Christ, because someone was guided by the vision of the woman in Revelation 12 to pinpoint Jesus' exact birthdate, which is not in December. See Yom Teruah/Rosh Hashana and Christmas in The Lord's Holidays and Sabbaths for details.

    That means the Man-Child refers to Christ being born and taking His throne, which has been an obvious interpretation of the scripture. Take His Heart, though, also believes Christ already returned and the Man-Child represents how God will rule through the Bride walking in Brideship[3.1.60].

    However, I noted above the many problems with Take His Heart claiming Christ already returned and the Millennial Reign already starting. Does it rule out a different product of Christ and the Bride ruling in the Millennium, though? Since I know the woman of Revelation 12 also represents the Wed Bride, New Jerusalem, or Hephzibah. I don't know. See About the 3rd Compass Church Name and Logo for more about the symbolism in the Wed Bride.

    We also know the woman of Revelation 12 is Christ's Wed Bride because she has more children than just the Man Child - those "who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus" (Revelation 12:17). They are obviously Christians, so the woman is the church, but these Christians are who the enemy attacks after they persecute the Wed Bride and unsuccessfully try to overwhelm her with a flood of water like a river, "but the earth helped her... and drank up the river which the dragon poured out of his mouth" (Revelation 12:15-16).

    I personally witnessed this kind of flood from the enemy in all the false guidance I've seen everywhere, and I believe I've witnessed how the earth moves to help the Wed Bride with how God prepares the physical world to show His true path and guidance, like the ancient coins I found that help support what I teach about tithing in Properly Handling God's Money and Our Taxes, and my gold signet ring and other physical objects that point me in the right direction are more examples of the earth helping the Bride, which I share in my Personal About Page.

    This is an age where we cannot blindly trust spiritual guidance, signs, and miracles, but God still goes before His chosen and prepares the way so we are not completely lost to lies and deceptions (Genesis 24:7; Exodus 23:20-23, 32:34; Deuteronomy 1:30-33, 31:8; Judges 4:14; 1 Chronicles 14:15; Isaiah 45:2, 52:12).

  • Roy Sauzek of Take His Heart says that it is nobody's fault the church lost the forgotten ways that they teach or that we simply lost truths over time[3.1.66], however, Christ is the head of the church and God the head of Christ (Ephesians 5:23; 1 Corinthians 11:3), and so He is ultimately responsible for what the church forgets and remembers.

    God lets people fall in sin and forget things if that is His will (Lamentations 2:6), but in the case of Take His Heart's teachings, much of it is false guidance that the church never knew in the first place.

    The state of the church and His People as a whole, with its errors, sin, darkness, and the enemy within it is the Lord's will, since He is responsible for us. God doesn't want all the sin and darkness in His People, but the spiritual fight with sin and darkness is His will and plan. Some of that is so we have testing and trials to mature through.

  • Take His Heart claims their website is the Scroll or Book of Remembrance of Malachi 3:16. They were told this by a 3rd-Party, however, their website cannot be The Book because of all the false guidance in it. At most, their site is the beginning or part of the Book of Remembrance, because as far as I know, they were first to get important truths that were forgotten by the church, such as how God's conditional covenants work (discussed above), which is important in understanding how the New Covenant works.

    I've also been given scripture, truth, and guidance from God that they did not get, but goes with their truths, so their site cannot be the complete Book of Remembrance. The scripture of Matthew 10:32-33 going with the end of John 12 that helps prove the True Gospel, and my guidance about offerings as well as further details to tithing are examples of this. See The True Gospel and Imposters and Properly Handling God's Money and Our Taxes, respectively, for details.

  • Take His Heart claims that all churches should be named in the pattern, "The Church [at specific location]"[3.1.71], like the pattern seen in Revelation 2 and 3, such as "The Church in Sardis" and "The Church in Philadelphia."

    However, I believe this is false guidance and doesn't take into account that there were much fewer churches at the time of the Book of Revelation's writing, so there were likely only one church at each of the locations addressed in Revelation 2 and 3.

    Roy states this naming convention should be adhered to so unity is shown in the Body of Christ and doing otherwise shows division. However, I've given proofs in 4b. Myth: Division is not from God that it is the Lord's will there is division in His People, and the enemy will be in the kingdom (the church) until the end of the age.

    That comes from the Parable of the Tares/Weeds and Wheat where Jesus said, "Allow both to grow together until the harvest... and the harvest is the end of the age" (Matthew 13:30, 13:39). Jesus explains that the tares are the "sons of the evil one" sowed by the devil, while the wheat are the true sons of the kingdom (Matthew 13:38-39), so the enemy and their false teachings will be in the church until the end of the age. And consequently, there will not be complete unity for the church in this age (see more about the Parable of Tares and Wheat in The True Gospel and Imposters).

    The world doesn't see the church is divided just because of the different church or denomination names, as Roy states. The world sees a divided church because of how she behaves - segregating, showing prejudices, arguing about the truth and doctrine, and rigidly keeping her opinions of teaching and doctrine despite being corrected.

    There is also the reality of spiritual blindness and brainwashing that prevents people from seeing and understanding clearly no matter what evidence is given them. I've seen it in atheists just as much as Christians and other believers. I saw it in myself after I came out of blindness from accepting false beliefs and teaching and reviewed past writings, so the church and God's People are divided by this blindness, and changing how we name our churches will do nothing to fix that.

    When you realize that people simply cannot think clearly or see the full truth when they are blinded, it shows why the New Testament says it is useless and fruitless to argue about scripture or doctrine and not to give hate, but just try to warn and correct people kindly a couple times and then leave them if they don't want to change (2 Timothy 2:14, 2:24-26; Titus 2:1-2, 3:9-11; James 5:9; 1 Peter 2:23, 3:8-12).

    The naming convention given by Roy is also impractical. Even a small city of around 10,000 needs at least a handful of churches, so having "The Church at This City" will quickly run out of names.

    Roy also suggests naming churches "The Church at [specific address]", which would work, but his naming article, as well as much of the writings at Take His Heart, are full of overly religious suggestions, exclamations, and overzealousness that through the years speaking with people, I recognize as having religious spirits.

    Roy has a good point, though, in that churches compete against one another, which should not be. There should not be a church on every corner or every other street, and we are one People under Christ (Romans 10:12-13; 1 Corinthians 12:12-26; Galatians 3:26-29; Ephesians 2:11-22, 3:6; Colossians 3:11; 1 Peter 2:9-10; also Romans 12:4-5), so should be united, but the reality is, this complete unity will not come in this age, or at least until the Harlot Babylon/Harlot Church is destroyed (Revelation 17:1-19:5).

  • Take His Heart reported in one of their Golden Meetings that the Lord was impatient and angry that people were late, and said something like, "Don't waste my time."

    I don't believe God ever had a problem with wasting time, since He created it and controls it. He can listen to and respond to billions of people at a time and appear in multiple places at a time, like I've heard testimony of a saint that could be in more than one place at a time.

    I've also heard of testimony where God took someone out of time while he was driving to show him something for a while and then brought him back to driving the car a split second after he left. I can't recall the details of the testimony, but God and Christ have no problems using time and I don't believe He would respond the way Take His Heart's spirit did when people were late.

  • Take His Heart teaches that all paths not of the Lord will end in denial[3.1.20], which basically means they will end in denying Christ and losing eternal salvation. Gay lifestyles, murdering, fornication, and adultery are stated explicitly, but many other sins are suggested. This false guidance uses fear to make people follow God exactly as God states and Take His Heart teaches. The problem with this is determining what paths are not of God? Take His Heart is already being misled as is much of the church and world, so how can we know what path in life is not truly of God?

    God forgives anyone with the New Covenant, no matter what sins they did, continue to do, or will do (see The True Gospel and Imposters for details). That includes homosexuality, murder, and adultery, so you cannot say that living a gay lifestyle will guarantee you will lose eternal salvation, which is what Take His Heart's spirit is saying above.

    It's true that living a life of sin puts people at high risk they will lose salvation in Christ, if they allow darkness to take over their lives and consequentially deny Christ. This is a reason why Apostle Paul gave someone living in sin over to Satan (because he married his mother or step-mother) for the "destruction of his flesh" or premature death. It's so he will keep eternal salvation before he can deny Christ (1 Corinthians 5:5). I talk about that and the New Covenant in more detail in The True Gospel and Imposters.

    Many people are born cursed with predispositions for sin, such as anger, addiction, sorcery, divination, and homosexuality, and live life in those sins, but they may still believe in Christ and be saved.

    The fight against sinful urges, like homosexuality, is difficult, because the urges are real and can be very strong. And contrary to what some Christians believe, people are born homosexual or ambiguous, such as intersex people with unclear or atypical sex chromosomes and anatomy. Can you say these people are just destined to go to hell, because they were born that way?

    Of course not, Christ can save them too and change and strenthen them so they no longer have sinful urges and can resist them. I've heard testimonies from both homosexual and lesbian people where God brought them out of those lifestyles.

    But what about LGBT Christians who don't believe their lifestyles are sinful? Do you think God will just say their choice to live that way will guarantee they lose salvation in Christ, even though they are blinded? That's what Take His Heart's spirit is saying, but the man in 1 Corinthians 5 above also chose to live in sin, but he would keep salvation, though it is at the expense of a long life.

  • Take His Heart's false-christ used groveling fear and often used curses and punishment to get obedience. This is not the kind of fear we are supposed to have in a life with God, especially under Christ. Fear of the Lord is not fear of judgment from a tyrannical ruler, but a healthy, reverent fear of God's judgment if we sin.

    I've seen events in Take His Heart's Golden Meetings that made them very fearful and they consequently begged God for mercy. The New Testament does not show Christ making faithful, well-meaning believers cower in fear. In 1 Timothy 5, though, Paul notes the reverent fear I spoke of, "Those who continue to sin, rebuke in the presence of all, so that the rest also will be fearful of sinning" (1 Timothy 5:20). This respectful fear of God is also shown in the following New Testament scripture: Matthew 10:28; Luke 12:5; Acts 5:4-11; Ephesians 5:18-21, 6:5; Philippians 2:12; Colossians 3:22; 1 Peter 1:17, 2:17; Revelation 11:18, 14:7, 19:5.

    Paul's conversion into Christianity was likely frightening when he was blinded and Christ spoke aloud (Acts 9:1-9), but there is no mention he was fearful during the experience or that God spoke or acted in a fearfully tyrannical way. The disciples showed more fear of Paul in Acts 9, because of his persecution of Christians than any of the same kind of fear of persecution from God.

    Fear did spread among believers when God killed Ananias and his wife, Sapphira, for keeping money they vowed to share (Acts 5:1-11), but that is an example of God judging sin and not a tyrannical display. God does not keep us in a life of fear to get our obedience. It would bring us to slavery and fear again to follow laws, which Christ and the New Covenant changed, "For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, 'Abba! Father!'" (Romans 8:15).

    In the Old Testament, the Jews groveled in fear of God at Sinai when He put on a terrifying display of His power with smoke, fire, and lightning (Exodus 19:9-20:21), but even then it was God's intent to instill healthy, reverent fear in them and not to make His People grovel for mercy (Exodus 20:20). We should not be living fearful lives with God, especially when we are trying to follow Him and be righteous. God doesn't want a groveling people who obeys only out of fear. He wants a loyal people who obey out of love for Him and what is right. Keeping people in fear to get obedience does not promote true loyalty.

Methods of false guidance shared by Take His Heart, God Calling, and other ministries:
  • I already talked about Take His Heart spreading a spirit of slavery above, but I believe spirits of slavery are being spread by God Calling and other ministries as well. This is recognizable by teaching and spiritual guidance that makes optional things mandatory, like tithing and Take His Heart's Brideship steps or God Calling's many statements urging daily practices[3.1.104]. These spirits of slavery and religious spirits also overemphasize law, legality, and attaining perfection through acts or works.

    Take His Heart's guidance about the law of retribution is an example[3.1.53]. It is true God has a law of retribution, which is stated in Ezekiel 33:14-16. It basically says if sinners repay what they stole or give reimbursement for their sin, then God will forgive and they will live.

    This repayment of something stolen is how we pay God back if we steal from the tithe (see Properly Handling God's Money and Our Taxes for details). It will remove judgment or curses we get from it, but Take His Heart's guidance goes too far with retribution and say it is very important to pay God back from robbing Him in any way, which refers to guidance they got that I don't think they published publicly to pay God money for some unidentified sins.

    This goes too far and suggests we can just pay our way out of judgment or curses. Ezekiel 33 above, though, talks about making our sins right by acting righteously or repaying anything stolen. It does not suggest we have to pay money for every sin or that we have to always do something to pay it back, which is what the Catholic Church calls penance. God's judgments are often what we must go through for our sins, so making penance on our own or by the church's rules can be redundant or even useless.

    Roy's retribution article has other contextual mistakes, and he misses something in referring to Mark 2:9 about Jesus healing a paralytic. He already paid for his sins by being paralyzed, presumably for years, in the first place, so that healing had nothing to do with paying God back. That verse does show healing coming from God's forgiveness as Roy states, but the paralytic did nothing as far as fulfilling the law of retribution to get the healing.

    Roy's law of retribution article has two testimonies about paying back tithe debt to God that brought healing and blessings, which appear authentic, since the people were Christians and likely tithed and mishandled it, but the article is typical of most of Take His Heart's writings in that false beliefs and false guidance are mixed with good guidance.

    Overemphasizing retribution also ignores God's great grace and forgiveness, which He gives without our needing to pay back all our sin. Paul talked about this in Romans 4, "Just as David also speaks of the blessing on the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works, 'Blessed are those whose lawless deeds have been forgiven, and whose sins have been covered. Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will not take into account" (Romans 4:6-8; Psalm 32:1-2).

    God showed this mercy to the whole city of Nineveh in the Book of Jonah. He did not require them to pay retribution. Jonah told them their city would be overthrown and they believed him, so they called on God when the king told them to leave evil ways and violence. God just wanted them to change from their sinful ways and acknowledge Him. He didn't ask for retribution or payment of their sins.

    Jonah was angry God would forgive so easily, but the Lord said, "Should I not have concern for the great city of Nineveh, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left?" (Jonah 4:11). God gave them mercy, because they were immature or like children who couldn't tell right from wrong, and needed His compassion[2.820.7], not because they paid Him retribution for their sins.

    God's compassion is also seen when Jesus refers to King David and his companions eating sacred bread when they were hungry (Matthew 12:3; Mark 2:25-26; Luke 6:3-4). It was a sin for anybody but the priests to eat, but there is no record of them being condemned for it or that they had to repay God for the sin.

    In God Calling, overemphasis on legality and perfection is shown by statements like, "Discipline and perfect yourself at all costs"[3.1.76] and "The rule of my kingdom is perfect order, perfect harmony, perfect supply, perfect love, perfect honesty, perfect obedience - all power, all conquest, all success"[3.1.84].

    I bolded words above to show the over exaggeration of things and God's kingdom. God does not speak like this. I could not find the phrase "at all cost(s)" in the Bible, and I've seen false-christ and other religious spirits often overexaggerate things to win people over and make their ways appear attractive, which are also steps in brainwashing people I mentioned earlier. These spirits also teach a lot of false sin to promote fear and guilt, which is also used in brainwashing.

    Reasons for brainwashing people are to make them completely dependent and to get absolute control and obedience from them, which goes with spirits of slavery I talked about. The enemy wants people to turn to darkness and have control over them, but God also allows this to happen because it is judgment for sin, like preaching false gospels that I talk about in The True Gospel and Imposters.

    God Calling shows this attempt to over control people with teaching like, "... to make my will your only will. Then my will guides you,"[3.1.87] and other exaggerations about replacing our wills or wants with God's, such as, "I want no will laid grudgingly upon my altar. I want you to desire and love my will, because therein lies your happiness and spirit-rest"[3.1.92].

    Jesus' behavior on the night of His capture contradicts God Calling's statements, since He did not want to die and prayed to be released of that duty three times (Matthew 26:39, 26:42, 26:44; Luke 22:42), and though He accepted God's will, He was so stressed over it that His sweat was "like drops of blood" (Luke 22:44), which is a condition known as hematidrosis where small amounts of blood color the sweat in times of great psychological stress[3.1.48].

    His attempts to get out of dying on the cross contradicted His own statements on or after the first Palm Sunday when He talked about needing to die, "Now My soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour" (John 12:27).

    In that hour Jesus still asked to be saved from it, yet God counts Him as sinless, so requiring our complete and joyous obedience is not from God.

  • The false-christs and false-holy-spirits of Take His Heart, God Calling, Amighty Wind Ministries, as well as a lot of the contemporary church overemphasize carnal love and adoration for the Lord. More recently, I found ministries in the Apostolic, Prophetic or Charismatic movements, such as the House of Prayer and Jeremiah Johnson Ministries, also teach overly carnal love for God, as well as excessive prayer and seeking of spiritual guidance that is shared by the ministries I talk about here[].

    They say that having a personal relationship with God is the most important way to live with God, and that ministering to God through a lot of prayer time is more important than ministering to people[]. This is excessively religious and places too much emphasis on "intimate" prayer time with God that is very similar to what Take His Heart teaches for getting guidance and revelation.

    I also see a lot of things being spread by the contemporary church that appear to have origins in the false teachings of God Calling. I even saw teachings very similar to that in God Calling in local churches I went to. This should not be surprising since the publisher claims to have sold over a million copies.

    However, I've found the enemy promotes an unhealthy worldly love for God. It goes with false gospels and the curse that goes with them (see The True Gospel and Imposters and Divination, Idolatry and the Curse of False Gospels for more). It brings imposters of the Lord, saints, and angels that use our love for them and God to misdirect us into relationships with imposters instead of the real thing.

    When this happens, God moves to the background while these imposters are in the foreground and doing most of the interaction with you. They take the love you give God for themselves and use your love to mislead and control you. I can think of no examples in the Bible of people giving God the doting kind of worldly love and adoration that imposters want and teach. Take His Heart, God Calling, and other ministries I talk about here teach this kind of love for God.

    I would be wary of ministries and teaching that preach eternal salvation by having a personal relationship with God or adoration for Him and other saints and angels. It is a false gospel and is similar to the Pentecostal Church's beliefs[3.1.38].

    These kinds of false gospels invite imposters of the Lord that usurp your relationship with God. They want your adoration and attention and will use your love for God to make you follow them and accept false teaching. For detailed examples of false teachings and imposter Holy Spirits in Pentecostal/Apostolic/Word of Faith churches, see "Evaluation of Christ Embassy's beliefs"[3.1.109].

    Adoration is not the kind of love for the Lord we should show (see True Love - What does it mean to God? for more about loving God). God wants our loyalty and righteousness, and He values our enthusiasm for Him, like when King David danced and rejoiced in public when they brought the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem (2 Samuel 6:14-15).

    Take His Heart's spirit uses worldly emotions to make Brideship look like it will give God the woman He never could "love on" or adore before[3.1.55] and that our relationship with God is supposed to be an "intoxicating love relationship", referencing Song of Songs or the Song of Solomon[3.1.24].

    Take His Heart also teaches to have people huddle and embrace tightly together and give silent praise to God for lengths of time in the Golden and Judgment Meetings they conduct. This close physical contact enhances feelings of adoration and happiness that shift your focus on God towards more carnally based emotions.

    I do believe Song of Songs is a metaphor about God and His People that shows love and passion for each other, but treating a relationship with God like a carnal, romantic relationship is not His intent in that book. I believe this mentality comes from demons spreading adoration or excessive worldly kinds of relationships with God and spirits, which I'm talking about here.

    I've seen this carnal, romantically based relationship with God a lot in popular contemporary Christian music and teaching that overemphasizes romantic love for God. Remember, though, the Bible does not use the word for romantic love, eros (ἔρως), when it speaks of love in the New Testament.

    The New Testament usually uses agape/agapao (ἀγάπη/ἀγαπάω) - charitable love, fondness, or good will, philia (φιλία) - brotherly love, phileo (φιλεις) - more affectionate love (ϕιλαυτία/φιλαυτοι), or philautia/philautos - love for oneself.

    Two of these types of love are used when the resurrected Christ asked Peter three times if he loved Him (John 21:15-17). Christ used agapao the first two times when He asked Peter and phileo the last time, so He was asking Peter if he had a more affectionate love for Him than the first two times. Also, Peter answered in the affectionate with phileo all three times.

    The use of phileo love in that conversation shows attachment and affection in their relationship, like a close relationship with a parent or mentor. In fact, Peter loved the Lord so much that he jumped from a boat to reach Him on shore when He appeared after the resurrection (John 21:7). However, this does not show the more romantic or doting adoration kind of love that is spread by false teaching.

    God Calling's spirit also focuses on a close, worldly relationship with Christ and teaches to give excessive praise and adoration, such as "quality time," which is quiet prayer meant only to be in God's presence and "test our love" for Him[3.1.93]. It says to sit still and long for me and to "love me until just to think of me means joy and rapture"[3.1.85]. This false-christ even says our love for God is at fault if joy and peace doesn't come simply from being in God's presence in times of trouble[3.1.85].

    I do not believe the Lord ever teaches us to have this kind of love or relationship with Him. We can express thirst and longing for God, which is shown in Psalm 63:1, Psalm 143:6, and Isaiah 33:2, but those are in times of desperation asking for God's help.

    Isaiah 26:8-9 shows desire and longing for God as well, and 2 Timothy 4:8 notes longing for Christ's return. However, there is no urging in the Bible to give God longing or adoration, which false-christs and imposters teach.

    The God Calling spirit also overemphasizes love in general, such as saying that giving God's love to people will give a "protective screen that keeps all evil from you"[3.1.91]. This is not true and omits the importance of sin and righteousness and the other parts of the Armor of God I talked about above. It also contradicts Take His Heart's teachings about protection from obedience.

    The name of Jesus is also overemphasized by the God Calling spirit to focus on and for getting help[3.1.95]. Religious spirits tend to make people want to use God's names excessively, especially that of Jesus, and show praise and thanks to God too often, such as the statement in God Calling saying, "You must say, 'Thank you,' for everything,"[3.1.78] which appears like a command since it says, "You must..."

    In the case of God Calling, the insistence on using the name Jesus too often gets the person focused more on having a relationship with the false-christ spirit rather than with God.

    Religious spirits also overuse Jesus as the only name and the verse stating "there is no other name" (Acts 4:12). I talked about this above in 4e1. Myth: The Lord was called by the name Jesus when He came as a man and 4e2. Myth: Jesus is the most important and only name of God we need to know.

    Another ministry that has one or more imposters working with them is Amighty Wind Ministries. They include guidance from a false-holy-spirit called Mother Shkhinah or Momma Shekhinah, which also emphasizes a more carnal, worldly relationship with God, like the God Calling spirit does.

    However, after reviewing guidance from their website and this false-holy-spirit, it becomes obvious it cannot be the Holy Spirit, since many lies and contradictions to scripture pop out from its guidance. More about Amighty Wind can be found in Ministry Warnings.

  • Demons often teach the use of silence and meditation to get spiritual guidance. This is commonly seen in New Age and Eastern religions, like Buddhism. Take His Heart, God Calling, and other ministries, like yoga based teaching and even Scientology (see Ministry Warnings for more), all use forms of divination that use silence and meditation.

    Take His Heart's and God Calling's spirits often talk about using silent prayer and time with God in a more carnal relationship with God[3.1.55, 3.1.101], which I talked about in the last point. Take His Heart's Golden and Judgment Meetings have a lot of focus on silence to praise God and get guidance. Their spirit goes so far as to say silent prayer gives victory in spiritual warfare and urges their followers to do it regularly[3.1.69].

  • God Calling[3.1.80], Take His Heart, and others teach or got guidance about manifesting physical things, like wealth and success, as well as "spiritual" things, like peace and love, with focused thought. This is not praying for these things, but trying to manifest or bringing them into being by thinking, focusing, or meditating on them. This is basically the same thing taught by The Secret book and video series by Rhonda Byrne.

    People claim that doing these things work, but like divination and black magic, which also work, I don't believe God wants us to practice manifesting things like this. This is not in the Bible and I believe some of the success people claim comes from devoting yourself to the intense pursuit of what you're trying to manifest, which is part of The Secret's methods. I also believe manifesting things like this is a form of idolatry that betrays trust and faith in God. Meditating can also be a form of divination, which I talked about above.

    God Calling also has many urgings to give mental focus and repeat mantras to get God's peace and be closer to Him[3.1.99, 3.1.93]. This is also not taught in the Bible and reinforces the carnal, worldly relationship with God I talked about[3.1.93]. In contrast, the Bible teaches us not to use repetition in prayer (Matthew 6:7) and to pray and petition God for everything with firm faith. See Balancing The Truth and Prayer for more about prayer.

  • Referencing false guidance, false scripture, and faulty interpretations of scripture is often used by the enemy. For example, Islam is based on false scripture that twists the truth and contradicts God's scripture, and Jehovah's Witnesses use their own bad translation of scripture that removes Christ's divinity.

    The God Calling spirit references a verse I believe is false guidance in the Bible, Matthew 17:21 about some demons can only be removed by fasting and prayer[3.1.88]. The notes in my NASB Bible say the best manuscripts do not include this verse[2.820.10] and my NIV Study Bible does not include it, except in the notes.

    Mark 9:29 is similar but usually only refers to prayer, while only some manuscripts mention fasting as well[2.820.8], so I don't believe fasting as a necessity for casting out demons was taught by God or the disciples. In fact, Jesus notes in Matthew 17:20 that the disciples needed sufficient faith, not fasting and prayer, to get rid of the demon they could not cast out.
    [Note: The verses after Mark 16:8 are also only in later manuscripts[2.820.8.1, 2.820.8.2]]
    Fasting outside of holidays in the Bible is usually used to express mourning (1 Samuel 31:8-13; 2 Samuel 1:11-12; 1 Chronicles 10:11-12; Esther 4:3; Psalm 35:13-14; Psalm 69:10; Isaiah 58:3-4; Daniel 6:16-18; Zechariah 7:5; Matthew 9:15; Mark 2:20; Luke 5:35) or to go with petitioning God, such as when Esther and others did not eat or drink for three days and nights before she asked King Xerxes to help her save the Jews from complete slaughter (Esther 4:15-16; also Judges 20:26; 1 Samuel 7:6; 2 Samuel 12:15-17-22; 2 Chronicles 20:1-4; Ezra 8:21-23; Nehemiah 1:1-11, 9:1; Psalm 35:13-14; Psalm 109:21-24; Isaiah 58:3-4; Jeremiah 14:10-12, 36:9; Daniel 9:3; Joel 1:14, 2:15-17; Jonah 3:4-9; Luke 2:37; Acts 13:2-3, 14:23).

    The disciples also fasted with prayer, likely to help petition God (Acts 13:2-3, 14:23). This was common for Jews as noted by the many Old Testament references above. Nothing about fasting being required with prayer or petition is taught in the New Testament, though, except for the questionable verses of Matthew 17:21 and Mark 9:29.

    Asceticism or harsh treatment of the body is often taught by demons, such as using excessive fasting or physical punishment and denial of oneself. The New Testament does not teach that, but says self-abasement and severe treatment of the body are of no value against sin (Colossians 2:23).

    The questionable verses of Matthew 17:21 and Mark 9:29 show a tactic of the enemy to append or add false guidance to good guidance. Take His Heart's false-christ often does this, such as by making tithing mandatory when it is not, yet the guidance about robbing God of tithe still has truth to it. Their teaching about repeat-after-me statements not being valid acknowledgments of Christ in the New Covenant also skew the truth of how the New Covenant works, which I talked about above.

  • Both Take His Heart and God Calling urge to get God's guidance excessively and are very misleading by suggesting their guidance can be absolutely trusted or that false guidance is not harmful. I talked about this above with Take His Heart misconstruing how to follow the Holy Spirit.

    The God Calling spirit does this by suggesting all thoughts are God-inspired when we look toward Him and that obeying those impulses will bring the answer to prayers[3.1.86]. This is obviously not true considering how easily the enemy gives thoughts and impulses, even when we think we are praying to and seeking God.

    There are many examples in God Calling that mislead you to follow everything you get[], which is similar to how Take His Heart's spirit teaches. God Calling also suggests there's no accidents or coincidence[3.1.94]. I also saw guidance from Take His Heart's spirit saying the same thing. This suggests we should interpret everything as guidance from God, but the enemy also has control of many things in the world and can influence other people and your five senses, so what might appear to be a God-given sign may not be.

    If you look at how God communicates with people in the Bible, the great majority of it is through words, visions, dreams, and visitations by Him and angels. There is much less communication by signs, wonders, or strange coincidence, though we cannot rule God out of those things.

    I've seen personally and heard about many testimonies of God working signs, wonders, and events, so like other spiritual guidance we should examine everything and not just assume it is God (1 Thessalonians 5:19-21). The Harbinger and The Mystery of the Shemitah books by Jonathan Cahn give many examples of God working the world with signs that line up to show the 9/11 attacks and other disasters are judgment from God (see 9/11 Prophecy for more).

    In the Bible, some examples of God working things in the world for His chosen include preparing the donkey or colt that Jesus rode into Jerusalem on the first Palm Sunday (Matthew 21:1:11; Mark 11:1-10; Luke 19:28-44; Zechariah 9:9), God prepared the Promised Land for the Jews to take (Exodus 23:20), God prepares the world before us for our good works (Ephesians 2:10), and God prepared a place for His Bride to be safe from the enemy (Revelation 12:6).

    In my personal background page, I also give examples of physical things God prepared before I came to believe in Christ to show my predestined ministry.

    "Everything comes from God" (1 Corinthians 11:12), but not everything is directly from Him, which means God allows things to happen if they are not His will or from His direct influence. I also noted above that God gives the enemy domains to work in, so not all their activity or that of people are directly from God.

  • Excessive prayer is taught by Take His Heart, God Calling, and Apostolic/Prophetic sects. The God Calling spirit makes it an "obligation and responsibility" to pray for anything that "seems wrong to you or a person's actions to be not what you think they should be"[3.1.100]. This goes with a spirit of slavery that makes you feel like you have to pray every time you see something wrong, like news stories of bad events. Bad things saturate the world, so praying about everything would never end if it were required of us.

    Take His Heart got guidance to pray all the time as well, even when sleeping, which obviously isn't possible.

    House of Prayer and Jeremiah Johnson in the Apostolic/Prophetic movements go so far as to say that prophets burn out because they are required to pray "day and night"[]. This kind of prayer is unbiblical and appears to be deceived believers actually trying to follow false guidance from imposters to pray all the time.

    This kind of excessive prayer is not what is taught in the New Testament where Paul says, "Pray without ceasing..." (1 Thessalonians 5:17). It is true we should pray at any time as we need or see fit, but "pray without ceasing" is not a command to pray literally nonstop, which many people deceived by false guidance are trying to do.

    "Pray without ceasing," or "pray continually" in some translations, is part of scripture guiding us in how we should act as Christians, like live in peace with each others, try to correct sinners, don't take revenge, and always rejoice. They are guides for good Christians behavior and not to always be read literally, like always rejoice; we can't literally do that in every single circumstance.

    Sometimes we have to go through very bad things and we're in sorrow and suffering, but in the end we rejoice, at the least, in the Lord and His promises, if we cannot rejoice over anything else. Likewise, we aren't really supposed to pray over every single thing and in every moment, but keep faith in God and continue to use prayer.

  • Promotion of "Us vs. Them" mentality of division, which is used in brainwashing[6.3.1] and is a sin (Galatians 5:20; 1 Corinthians 1:10), is promoted by Take His Heart and Amighty Wind's teaching. I already talked about how Take His Heart doesn't consider most of the church to be God's true Bride above.

    Amighty Wind keeps some kind of secret that believers are told to ask for if they consider themselves part of the Bride. However, like Take His Heart, a lot of their guidance is false guidance.

    These things are stumbling blocks into false teaching and promoting segregation makes people seek out inclusion in their groups, especially when statements suggest you don't really belong to God or you will be left unprotected if you don't act in their ways.

    This is an assault on people's identities, which is part of breaking down the self used in brainwashing to make people believe they are not really who they think they are, and so get them to accept the alternative given by those doing the brainwashing[6.3.5].

    However, there is still truth in Take His Heart's and my guidance about how some Christians are not truly saved. I talk about the details in The True Gospel and Imposters. We should not be overemphasizing this truth, though, and using it to persuade people into false teaching.

    Giving secrets to keep also increases the illusion of special bonds[4.1.1] within the group members and with the giver of the secrets, such as false-christs and demons, which goes with cultivating a more close, carnal relationship with imposters of God that I talked about above. Giving secrets also goes with "imposing generosity" that is part of power and control tactics or brainwashing[4.1.1].

    God keeps secrets as I talked about in 1a. Myth: God is not a god or author of "confusion" and 1b. Myth: The Bible and God are easy to understand, but He also makes things plain to his disciples and does not teach us to have intimate, worldly relationships with Him.

    The New Testament also says stumbling blocks to God's kingdom will be removed by Christ (Matthew 13:41), and "therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather determine this - not to put an obstacle or a stumbling block in a brother's way" (Romans 14:13), so do not hide things. Instead build each other up with kindness and the truth (1 Thessalonians 5:11).

  • Both Take His Heart[3.1.55,] and God Calling[3.1.103] teach excessively to "kill the self" or remove all of yourself - your interpretation, will, and soul - when following God and spiritual guidance. This is supposed to help with only hearing and obeying God's will and voice, but self-betrayal is also a step in brainwashing to get absolute control over people[6.3.5].

    Killing the self will not help get error-free interpretations when you are blinded by false teaching and beliefs or getting false guidance that you are trying to interpret with good guidance. I talked about these things above.

  • Killing the self is a form of thought stopping, which is a brainwashing technique used to prevent people from thinking more deeply. An example of thought-stopping from Take His Heart is Roy said he was arguing with the Lord about contradictions in scriptures when he heard "in a very, very loud voice, 'It is as it is"[3.1.57]. He was shook up and didn't understand the answer. He reported that three days later he heard from God, "Everything is as I say it is. You can go on believing what you want to believe, but it is as I say it is."

    I don't believe that was the Lord, but was a thought-stopping technique to prevent deeper thinking about things, since I know there are many reasons why there are contradictions in scripture, such as bad translation and false guidance or teaching added to original scripture, as well as God presenting seeming contradictions in scriputure on purpose to test faith. Many of these seeming contradictions are resolved with further knowledge that is hidden in scripture or outside of scripture.

    We must recognize that everything in our Bibles are not simply God's error free word, so we can't just blindly accept scripture, even if it is from what we think are good Bibles. Remember the New Testament teaches to examine and test everything (1 Thessalonians 5:19-21).

    In God Calling, thought stopping can also be seen in statements like, "A child never questions plans"[3.1.75] and "Follow out my commands: divine control, unquestioning obedience - these are the only conditions of supply being ample for your own needs and those of others"[3.1.83]. You can see the use of "never questioning" and "unquestioning obedience" as well as exaggerating its importance by saying it is the only thing needed for our supply.

    This contradicts what Christ said about our material needs: "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you" (Matthew 6:33). It isn't about absolute, unquestioning obedience, but being truly saved or belonging to Christ and acting in righteousness (see The True Gospel and Imposters for details about how we are truly saved).

  • Take His Heart, God Calling, Amighty Wind, the Pentecostal/Apostolic Church, and other ministries entice people into their teaching with exaggerations of promises and blessings. They may also tout secret or hidden knowledge that is only given to certain people.

    I already talked about promises of protection that weren't seen from Take His Heart's methods and that they make it appear their ways are very desirable. God Calling also exaggerates these things, such as saying how wonderful a life with God is and that blessings are worked in the best and swiftest ways possible[3.1.96].

    God also says similar things, but does not overexaggerate and usually notes that righteousness is involved with getting blessing, such as Psalm 37:4, "Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." That statement is supposed to go with the surrounding verses, which note doing good and being faithful to the Lord: "Trust in the Lord and do good. Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord. Trust also in Him, and He will do it. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light and your judgment as the noonday" (Psalm 37:3-6).

    Isaiah 58:8 about speedy deliverance is like this as well. It needs the surrounding verses that talk about acting righteously.

    God Calling also exaggerates protection and reward, such as by claiming "there can be no failure with me"[3.1.89] or saying blessings are only given to those who joyfully accept God's will and anticipate the blessings[3.1.82].

    Moses did not joyfully accept God's mission to lead the Jews out of Egypt and I already talked about how Jesus tried to get out of dying on the cross above.

  • In correspondence with Roy at Take His Heart and Elizabeth at Amighty Wind, I told them exactly what was wrong with their false guidance and that statements made by their false-christs or false-holy-spirits were obvious lies. However, they both did not seem to take lies coming from their spirits seriously enough and continued to keep their methods of getting guidance and speaking with these imposters. This shows the brainwashing they've succumbed to, as they are willing to continue working with and listening to demons.

    Roy also told me more than once that their material is God's because they were guided by their methods to correct their writings after they published them publicly. They believe because "God" corrected their work that it showed more proof of His ownership and so has that authority.

    This is flawed logic, since over the many years I worked with Take His Heart's methods I also was guided to correct writings that were wrong, however, in that time I also saw that corrections, as well as other original texts I found to be wrong, were not fixed by new guidance. This points out that we cannot correct false guidance or teaching with further false guidance or teaching.

    I've seen people at Take His Heart, Amighty Wind, and the church in general keep using the same flawed teaching and methods of following God or the Holy Spirit to be guided and to correct themselves. This further shows the spiritual blindness they've fallen to. They've been conditioned to give absolute trust and obedience to their false-christs and other imposters. I was just as brainwashed, since I tried to follow Take His Heart's and God Calling's ways for many years before I finally accepted the truth that imposters were controlling us.

    I had to reject them and their false guidance to break out of the spiritual blinding they created. It should also be noted that the prophets, original disciples, and other writers of scripture did not go back to their writings and correct them after they were made public. If you are doing this often, then you are not truly following God's guidance or writing from the Spirit, as scripture is supposed to be divinely inspired or God-breathed (2 Timothy 3:16) and so should not contain lies or bad teaching.

    That is not to say all work that needs correction is not divinely inspired or meant by God to be used. There are many valuable works that God uses for our teaching, but not everything should be canonized as scripture.

  • When I confronted Roy from Take His Heart about some of their false guidance, he told me the enemy attacked them when they published material or were working on material, so it must be valid guidance from God. However, I've witnessed spiritual attacks when I worked on publishing guidance that I now know to be false.

    These attacks were staged by the enemy to make false guidance appear to be valid. We cannot be naive about what the enemy can do or how smart they are. Christians often take for granted that God protects us from them, but this document makes it clear the many ways they mislead us.

    The enemy has been around at least since Adam and Eve, and likely long before, so the church should not underestimate an adversary that has accumulated knowledge and ways to tempt, corrupt, and deceive for that long.

  • God Calling[3.1.97], Take His Heart, and many contemporary ministries overemphasize love and joy. I even heard a preacher say that an unhappy Christian is deficient in some way. God doesn't teach love, joy, and laughter being the cure all that false teaching makes them. Emphasizing these feelings also goes with the overly carnal relationship with God I talked about.

    Unhappiness, pain, and suffering are common and expected in life, and for Christians, it is a part of being tested and growing into spiritual maturity (Romans 8:16-18; Philippians 3:8-16; James 1:2-4, 1:12). It also gives us fellowship to experience the sufferings of the Lord and each other (Romans 5:3-5, 8:16-18; 1 Peter 4:12-19; 2 Corinthians 1:3-10, 4:8-18, 6:4-10; Philippians 3:8-11; Colossians 1:24). In contrast, God Calling says "there is no strain for my children"[3.1.77], which contradicts scripture.

    Going through suffering also goes with my guidance about the number 413 going with scripture, like Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me," and how God gives us the strength to continue in sufferings. And 1 Peter 4:13 and the surrounding verses note we shouldn't be surprised by the "fiery ordeals" we go through for Christ. We share in His suffering and should keep on rejoicing with our faith in His salvation.

    However, God doesn't say we're bad Christians if we cannot joy. In fact, when we walk with God through hard times, we will be renewed and refined in ways that are impossible with trivial hardships and change.

    This is shown in Scripture like above, and:
    "The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise." (Psalm 51:17)

    "Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him." (Psalm 126:5)

    "Sorrow is better than laughter, because a sad face is good for the heart. The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure." (Ecclesiastes 7:3)
  • Mystical manipulation is a technique of brainwashing that is common[6.3.3]. It is the use of false signs, wonders, and miracles to convince people of the authenticity of things. Promising infallible guidance that is always true and right is another aspect of this, which I've talked about above.

    False signs, wonders, and miracles are not just those faked by people, but also actual spiritual ones that are "faked" by the enemy. These are workings of real spiritual powers, like prophecy, healing, and other miracles, but are "in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders" (2 Thessalonians 2:9). I already brought up many examples of this above.

Summary of the enemy's capabilities:

Demons were all God's angels in the beginning, so they have the same powers as God's heavenly host. The following is a list of spiritual powers I have witnessed personally or heard testimony about.
  • Open and closed visions - Visions with either the eyes closed (closed visions) or open (open visions)

  • Dreams - Visions or experiences while we are asleep or unconscious

  • Prophecy - The ability to tell the future

  • Mind and thought influence and mind reading - The ability to affect emotions and thoughts, such as giving feelings of fear or rage, as well as communication by thought or directly into our minds. This is why Jesus rebuked Peter, "Get behind Me, Satan!" (Matthew 16:23; Mark 8:33) when he tried to tell Him that He would not suffer and die. Peter was speaking and acting on impulses that the enemy gave him.

  • Bodily and sensory input influence - All of our senses can be influenced, such as smelling, tactile feeling, feeling heat and cold, and hearing things that are not in the environment. Our emotions are also affected by spirits, such as to give feelings of anger, fear, and ecstasy. This goes with open and closed visions and mind influence since our vision and minds can be directly affected by spirits. Demons can give feelings of energy or electricity and heat as well, such as hot sweats can accompany bad dreams given by demons or feelings of electricity may accompany fake or false spiritual gifts.

  • Spiritual influence on more than one person at the same time no matter how far apart they are - I talked about this in 5c. Myth: Satan and demons can only affect one person at a time.

  • Appearing in more than one place at a time

  • Creating real sounds in the environment

  • Physical object materialization, dematerialization, teleportation

  • Ability to affect or control electronics

  • Ability to work things through time, such as giving signs or messages with physical things created many years, even centuries, beforehand. People might think only God can do this, but I've seen physical things and people worked through time that are not God's voice. Remember, "Everything comes from God" (1 Corinthians 11:12), but not everything is directly from Him.

  • Other spiritual powers, like telekinesis/psychokinesis, levitation

Summary of enemy tactics:
  • Falsely claim the enemy is powerless and defeated
  • Get submission to their domains
  • Twisting the truth
  • Overemphasize truth and absolute truth
  • Adding false guidance or lies to truth or valid scripture and guidance
  • Giving wrong interpretations of good guidance and scripture
  • Introduce traditions or rituals that are not of God
  • Teach false-sin
  • Limit information or make people dismiss information (spiritual blinding brainwashing)
  • Attack identity and truth and replace them
  • Shift attention from God to themselves (to false-christs and imposters of the Lord, His Spirit, and saints)
  • Take advantage of our ignorance and prevent deeper thinking (thought stopping) to get us to sin and accept false guidance
  • Promote excessive removal of personal opinion or will (killing the self)
  • Promote slavery to law and overemphasize obedience
  • Promote divination or seeking spiritual guidance too often
  • Promote excessive dependence on getting spiritual guidance
  • Promote use of silence and meditation or self-realization techniques to get guidance
  • Promote overly religious, overzealous behavior, teaching, and evangelizing
  • Leverage emotions and love for God to get obedience and accept false guidance
  • Promote more worldly, intimate relationships with God and spirits
  • Give a false sense of security, such as by:
    • Stating guidance, scripture, or teaching is infallible, inerrant, or can be absolutely trusted with no exceptions
    • Claim spiritual guidance and interpretation comes easily and automatically
    • Claim special protections for obedience that often never come
    • Claim no harm can come when following them
    • Claim false guidance or teaching is harmless
  • Promote or use excessive legalism
  • Promote asceticism or harsh treatment of the body
  • Promote excessive fear and groveling fear
  • Promote "Us vs Them" mentality or excessive need for division and isolation
  • Promote false gospels, like:
    • Salvation through acts or works or rituals
    • Salvation through faith alone
    • Salvation through a close relationship with God
    • Salvation through prayers, like the Sinner's Prayer
    • Salvation by baptism of the Holy Spirit, like at Pentecost
  • Promote condemnation or no hope if you sin or lose salvation in Christ
  • Use of false signs, wonders, and miracles to back up false guidance
  • Make fake attacks to bolster the validity of false guidance
  • Use of ability to affect many people at the same time and across great distances or other spiritual powers to make things look authentically from God
  • Give guidance that contradicts the truth, scripture, and God's character
All the ministries I talked about here have many more examples of false guidance, but I gave enough to give an accurate picture of how the enemy influences people and gives false teaching. God's People should not be ignorant of the enemy and how spiritual warfare works.

Rather, "we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God" (2 Corinthians 4:2).

I also want to note that urging people to seek and follow false guidance is a large part of what the enemy does. It is a very powerful lure to be able to hear God. Take His Heart states their methods let you truly hear and follow Him, which was too good to be true as I already said. I also covered a lot of what the enemy can do and it should be clear spiritual guidance cannot be trusted blindly.

But don't let these things discourage you from trying to follow God. Keep faith in Him and do not worry so much over being able to hear Him. Pray and petition with faith God will lead you no matter what situation you're in.

Focus more on seeking the kingdom by ensuring you are saved and keep salvation, and seek to be righteous (Matthew 6:33). These were points noted above that Christ said was why the Church of Philadelphia would be kept from or through the Great Tribulation (Revelation 3:8-10). He who overcomes will get the kingdom - God's name and New Jerusalem written on him (Revelation 3:12-13). We will look further at these points below.

The Harlot and Leaving Her 4/15/2019 9:16 PM
The last part of this document will focus on the Harlot Church or Babylon the Great of Revelation 17 and 18, and how to leave her as God states we should, "Come out of her, My people, so that you will not share in her sins" (Revelation 18:4).

I mentioned the Harlot before a few times, but did not talk about details. Some people might be shocked and offended that Babylon the Great includes the church or God's People in general, such as the Jews, but that is what others and I have been guided to know.

I noted above that Take His Heart thinks the Harlot is the church that is not walking in their teachings, but Revelation 17, 18, and other scripture show that is not true. I was also further guided to understand the Harlot also includes Muslims when on February 23, 2020, I got the revelation that the Harlot is any Abrahamic religion that lives in or teaches false versions of God's kingdom or righteousness.

This means the Harlot Babylon, the great unassailable city, consists of Jews, Christians, and Muslims, because they all believe in the one and only God. However, it is only Jews and Christians who can be called God's People because they are the ones that inherited God's eternal covenant through Abraham and Isaac. Muslims came from Abraham's line through Ishmael, who did not receive God's covenant inheritance that went to Isaac (Genesis 17:18-21).

The Harlot is the people in religions and institutions who live in false teachings of God's kingdom and righteousness, which results in sin. The Harlot is also the woman called Wickedness because of her sin in Zechariah 5:8, and who is flown to a land called Shinar or Babylonia where a temple or house is built for her. The Old Testament also has many references to God's People as being a prostitute and committing harlotry because of her sins, which goes with the Harlot term used in Revelation.

In contrast, the Married Bride's land is called Beluah or Married (Isaiah 62:4). This refers to truly belonging to the Lord, which by the New Covenant happens when we are saved in Christ. How that works is talked about in detail in The True Gospel and Imposters, which also notes that sin alone cannot take away our eternal salvation in Christ.

However, leaving sin is still important and the Harlot is also called Wickedness, which refers to sin. Revelation 18:4 tells us to come out of the Harlot so we do not share in her sins, so we need to understand what sins define the Harlot. From both the Old and New Testaments, the worst sins were in breaking the two greatest commandments of loving the Lord and loving others (Matthew 19:19, 22:36-40, 5:43-48; Mark 12:28-34; Luke 10:27; Romans 13:8-10; Galatians 5:13-14; James 2:8; Leviticus 19:18).

Hosea 6:6 notes the Lord prefers our loyalty or faithfulness to Him and acting in righteousness or knowing how to act and living it, which is the "knowledge/acknowledgement of God" in that verse, rather than sacrifices and burnt offerings, which are less important observations of the Law of Moses. That means God wants our loyalty and righteousness more than our minute obeying of unimportant or less important laws and commands.

Paul said we do not belong to God if we do not have His Spirit (Romans 8:9), which refers to our being reborn with the Holy Spirit by the New Covenant. It is the state of being truly saved in Christ. So to leave the Harlot, the first step is loyalty to God by making sure we truly belong to Him and are reborn through the New Covenant. That is done by fulfilling and keeping its terms - acknowledge belief in Christ in front of others and never deny Him (see The True Gospel and Imposters for details). This also fulfills what Jesus said in "seek first His kingdom..." (Matthew 6:33).

Jews and Muslims do not believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior, who grants eternal salvation, so they cannot belong to Christ or God's kingdom through the New Covenant. They deny who Christ really was and is. Muslims are explicitly taught that Jesus was only another prophet and like many Jews, they don't believe in His resurrection or eternal atonement of sin.

The rest of leaving the Harlot is about righteousness or leaving sin behind, which goes with the second part of Matthew 6:33, "seek first... His righteousness." Idolatry or worshipping other gods is a major sin that breaks loyalty to God. That also includes material things, since greed and covetous desire are idolatry in the New Testament (1 Corinthians 6:9-10; Colossians 3:5; Revelation 21:8, 22:15).

Idolatry also includes worshipping beings that are not God, including saints and angels. This is something the Harlot, Babylon the Great is noted for doing, because she is "drunk with the blood of the saints" (Revelation 17:6), which refers to worshipping them as well as killing them. This is something the church has done throughout her history and still does, such as the Catholics' and Orthodox Church's worship of saints and angels.

We should also leave the false gospels and false teachings that are connected with false-christs and other imposters of the Lord, His saints, and angels. Stop talking to them and getting guidance from them, even when they use the name Jesus or any of God's other names and forms. I stated earlier that it is idolatry to let imposters become your God and follow them.

This goes for other religions that are not strictly Christian as well, such as Islam, which acknowledge God, but follow false teachings from imposters, like the imposter of the Archangel Gabriel who is said to have taught Muhammad, the founder of Islam. I say Islam's Gabriel was an imposter because they were and are taught not to believe Christ came in the flesh as Savior, so their teachings do not pass John's test of the spirits in 1 John 4:1-3.

Jesus said related to the greatest commandment to love the Lord, God is also one Lord or the Lord is one (Mark 12:29), which refers to treating God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit as one Lord or the same person, which also supports the Holy Trinity. Imposters and false-christs, though, are not God, but try to steal His identity and act as Him in between you and God.

They are not God, Christ, or His Spirit, so when praying, try to focus your thoughts to God directly and not to any spirits that may be in between you and God. Jesus taught us to pray to God the Father and not to Him (Matthew 6:9).

I like to use God's Hebrew names to help circumvent false-christs that use the name Jesus, but I've also seen the enemy use God's other names and persons. I also like to use His Hebrew names because they were the ones originally given to His People and we are told to remember them (see HaShem - The Name for more).

Don't be afraid to stop talking to imposter spirits, because you got used to getting their guidance. If you are saved in Christ, He will be with you and nothing can take that away; no angels, principalities, powers, life, death, or anything else (Romans 8:38-39), except for your own denial of Christ (see The True Gospel and Imposters for details), so keep your faith in Jesus.

It's a terrible thing to find out who you've been talking to and gave your complete trust to was actually not God, but an imposter. Because the enemy can fake so many spiritual things in this age, it's easy to just give up and think that maybe Christ's first coming and everything else that is truly from God was also fake and so stop believing in Christ.

Friends of mine went back on their belief, because they gave in to things like other spiritual trinities and virgin births that were taught before the time of the Old Testament[,]. Are the Holy Trinity and things in the Bible just more variations of pagan teaching?

The overwhelming feelings of betrayal and not being able to trust anything anymore once imposters are exposed also makes you think twice about what is real. Whatever your feelings are, don't stop believing in Christ or deny the Lord.

Existence of ancient pagan trinities are just evidence that demons taught them through the ages. As for other virgin births, I can't say I know the origin of every virgin birth legend in pagan religion, but I do know the enemy spreads lies and it is possible some of these myths came from when the angels procreated with human women to create the Nephilim (Genesis 6:4).

I also know there is much to back up the Bible. There is so much physical evidence, like archeological discoveries, that back up Christ's first coming, as well as other contents of the Bible (Lee Strobel's book, A Case For Christ, is a good study for Biblical validation). I can also attest to the truth of spiritual things taught in the Bible with my own experiences, so I have complete faith in the Bible's authenticity as a historical record and testimony, so keep your faith in Christ.

The best things to do when you find you've been following imposters and false teaching, is to reject their false teaching and guidance and get rid of it. Find the sins they attach to, like divination, idolatry, or preaching false gospels, and leave them behind. That is how you bind the strongman, so you can get rid of his property (Matthew 12:29; Mark 3:27). Otherwise, the enemy will just come back if you continue to sin or believe in lies (Matthew 12:43-45; Luke 11:24-26). That's a reason why Jesus told someone to stop sinning or something worse would happen to him after he got healing (John 5:1-14).

If you can't get rid of things, like journals or computers containing false guidance, at the least, bless and cleanse them in the Lord's name. Only keep truth and wisdom from your experiences.

Also with prayer, formally reject false teachings and imposters in the Lord's name and break all bonds and chains they have in you and your family. Then be sure to move forward and discern good teaching from bad and do not return to false teaching.

To continue with the Harlot, the statement about the Harlot being the "great city that rules over the kings of the earth" (Revelation 17:18) also refers to the church having authority over kings and countries. The Catholic Church is especially known for having this authority.

If you read the descriptions of Babylon the Great in Revelation 17 and 18, you can see all the connections with the church and God's People in their history and today, such as how merchants have gotten rich from her excessive luxuries (Revelation 18:3), and how she practices sorcery (Revelation 18:23). Some methods of making holy water actually use sorcery, and sects of Christianity around the world mix pagan traditions and black magic or voodoo with Christian religion. Leaving the Harlot, then, also includes leaving these sects of Christianity and their bad teaching.

Other sins we should leave behind are ones I've been guided about during much of my ministry. Treating tithes, offerings, and vows correctly are some, which I cover in Properly Handling God's Money and Our Taxes.

Sin about sex and marriage are others, which I talk about in Sex and Marriage - The Plain Truth. The world and even the church don't treat intimacy, sex, and marriage in the right ways, and so promiscuity, lust, sex abuse, and other sexual sins are common throughout the world, the church, and among God's People.

More serious sins should be left as well, because John notes, "No one who lives in [God] keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen Him or known Him" (1 John 3:6), which goes back to Hosea 6:6 about knowing what God wants. No one who continues to live in serious sin truly knows God or is blind to what sin and righteousness actually is.

These sins especially include the ones I talk about in The True Gospel and Imposters that prevent people from getting into the kingdom of heaven, such as abusive anger, murder, and even stealing and lying. See The True Gospel and Imposters for a complete list.

In Isaiah 27:1, God talks about Leviathan, the gliding and coiling serpent, that represents the enemy, and that it is slain. God will take away the enemy for the Millennial Reign (Revelation 20:7-10), but in this age we must fight them by the knowledge of how they work, and of the truth that I've talked about here and the writings I reference, and by walking righteously with God.

Later in Isaiah 27, God said of His People, "For they are not a people of discernment, therefore their Maker will not have compassion on them. And their Creator will not be gracious to them" (Isaiah 27:11). This verse especially goes with the sin of idolatry, since Isaiah 27:9 talks about destroying altar stones, Asherah poles, and incense altars, which are all objects used in worshipping other gods.

It goes with how the church and God's People do not have discernment or truly know Him, righteousness or sin, and end up in idolatry, such as worshipping the saints and other things today. The church has been blinded by false-christs and other imposters to worship and follow them and their teaching as well. This must all be left behind if we truly want to be loyal to God.

May you have discernment and acknowledge the many things about the enemy and sin I've talked about, and leave the Harlot's ways. The Lord bless you in coming to wisdom and righteousness through Mashiach Yeshua - Christ Jesus. Amen.

"Sinners in Zion are terrified; Trembling grips the godless. 'Who of us can dwell with the consuming fire? Who of us can live with everlasting burning?'

He who walks righteously and speaks what is right, who rejects gain from extortion [or unjust gain], and keeps his hands from accepting bribes; who stops his ears against plots of murder, and shuts his eyes against contemplating evil - this is the man who will dwell on the heights, whose refuge will be the mountain fortress. His bread will be supplied, and water will not fail him.

Your eyes will see the King in His beauty and view a land that stretches afar
" (Isaiah 33:14-17)

References 4/15/2019 9:17 PM

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