“The reason that it (the prophetic movement’s teaching) is so tricky, is that it is MIXTURE. There is truth in what they say, sometimes a lot of truth, but it is mixed with error and therein lies the problem. If we see a lot of truth, we will often embrace all of it, which is a very bad idea!“
I couldn’t have said it better myself.
Case in point: Today, the Elijah List posted an article by Bobby Conner entitled “Our Most Excellent Weapon – Love”. In the article, Bobby expounds on the importance of love, how love is used and how it is to be used as a weapon in the days ahead. His writing is very convincing.
…. The Spirit of God is releasing wonderful grace so that we can clearly learn the lessons of LOVE. Nothing is as significant or as genuine as Christ-centered love. All men will know and recognize that we are truly followers of Christ by this: our love for one another (John 13:35). Our prayer should be that we increase and abound in Christ’s love ….
…. This kind of love is not cheap, worldly sentiment; it is costly and precious. True, Christ-like love will cost you everything. God is calling for a passionate people who are willing to lay down their lives and give without expecting to gain any worldly acceptance. This generation will be aglow with the glory of God ….
…. Our mission and mandate from Heaven is to have the passion and compassion to love God and to love our neighbor. With compassion, Jesus embraced the man with leprosy, held the dying women, and broke the law to sit at the well and talk to a prostitute ….
We can see many references to “love” that appeal to our emotions and flesh …. God is love …. giving to the poor … Christ-like character. Who can argue with that?
Unfortunately, Bobby leaves out the very definition of God’s love and how we are to live it out.
1 John 5:2-3 “By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.”
Indeed, obedience to God’s commands is an unpopular topic. We would MUCH rather go around and hug people and tell them how special they are than obey God’s commandments. It appeals to our emotions and flesh. Do we read anywhere in the Word where Jesus went around hugging people? No we don’t. Do we see Jesus obeying the Father’s commandments? YES! Absolutely … if He disobeyed even ONE commandment, He would not be the “pure and spotless lamb”.
But the Word is True. Jesus obeyed the Father perfectly all the way to His death.
May we all take His yoke upon us.
For the Love of the Search,
PS: Check out my post series “Love Redefined” for more information on a scriptural definition of “love”.