Robin's Rant: So here we have it my friends! I'm going to do what I believe the Lord has partly called me to do. That is to shine the light in the darkness! If you have read my blog for a while you know I can be quite controversial. I have without regret exposed all my weaknesses, and have made it clear I'm human and a work in progress. Hopefully too you have learned that I truly love the Lord, and have surrendered my life to Him and am growing as He gives the increase. Having said all that, let me give you the crux of the matter. When I see a problem I must confront it. If not, I feel like I'm not honoring the Lord's purpose.
Allow me to begin. Since rededicating my life to the Lord about 4 years ago, I have been led to the prophetic community. I would venture to say we are a small community consisting of several various groups, and pretty much know those within a group by name. Not that we have every met directly, but we have read each others comments on the websites that give this opportunity. We have therefore been able to observe those who have continued in the race, and examine the fruit they produce. The Lord says you will know Him by His fruit. Therefore, that is what we are to look for when doing our best to follow Him, and determine the brethren who may be in error against those who follow Him. Now let me say, I know we all make mistakes. I for one have made some that you have seen, but we are to look at patterns. We are to look at a persons love walk. Are they desiring to follow the Lord, and grow or do they attempt to become the Holy Spirit for the rest of us?
I have recently witnessed another controversy within this community. The good news is that I see growth within myself because it did not shatter my walk in the Lord like previously. I'm staying calm and collected, and allowing the Lord to minister to me. These controversies are set up by satan Himself to cause division and disharmony. Only by the Lord can we resist falling into the current of darkness attempting to sweep us into confusion.
This recent controversy concerns the Flat Earth doctrine. I have done a little research in the area myself, and I must say I truly do not know the shape our earth. Both sides make strong arguments to support their points of view. One thing I do know is that a great man of God named Henry Gruver was taken to outer space in the spirit and his perspective was looking down at the earth. He said it was a sphere. Now of course He could have been mistaken. Perhaps we can only see in relation to the truth we have received. Perhaps our perspective will remain distorted until our Lord returns.
I will not give specifics of the people involved in this controversial discussion because I do not want to bring attention to the particular brethren. I would just say that we should look at the fruit. Those who have walked with the Lord for many years have a responsibility to protect the little ones. If they are pushing an agenda that is not clearly given in scripture, then they are dangerous. They are spewing rhetoric that does nothing to enhance the kingdom. Helping each other grow is our goal. Our goal should not be to place ourselves in a position where we believe we must bring enlightenment to the brethren, but causes the brethren to stumble. Offering what you believe to be true is one thing when it is not clearly spoken of in scripture, but making it sit in concrete is another. Using the words "thus says the Lord," makes me automatically question what they are saying. Especially if I can't find it clearly in scripture. No one knows anything for sure except that one day we shall all meet eternity. As we approach that destination, it should be our heart's desire to follow the Lord Almighty.
The above scriptures, to me, are the most terrifying verses in the bible. Believing our walk is with the Lord, but then finding out in the end that we walked with Satan is so dreadful. The mere thought of this happening feels so painful. There are people who clearly push agendas. I would say be very careful when you spot these types. Our goal is to allow the Lord to use us to bring people to Him. If the agenda anyone pushes causes confusion, brings division or brings attention to themselves, please be careful. I would say let us run in the opposite direction, or if like me be aggressive and run them right over.
John 21:15-17 so when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love You." He said to him, "Feed My lambs." He said to him again a second time, Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?' He said to Him, Yes Lord; You know that I love You." He said to him, "Tend My Sheep." He said to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?" Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, "Do you love Me?" And he said to Him, "Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You." Jesus said to him. "Feed My sheep."
Genesis 2:17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die...