Pastor Lauries Blog
In This Blog I endeaver to share the nuggets OF WISDOM I have received from time spent communing with the lord
SIGNS OF THE TIMES -
Quote from Dr. Henry Wright -
"MY DEFINITION OF CODEPENDENCY IS CALLING EVIL GOOD IN THE NAME OF LOVE "
Romans 12:9 (KJV) -
“Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave (cling) to that which is good.”
1 Cor. 13: 6 - (Love) does not rejoice in INIQUITY (patterns of un confronted, unresolved destructive mindsets and behaviors passed from generation to generation) but rejoices in the TRUTH; (Unfeigned, sincere genuine reality, conforming to verified fact, and freedom from falsehood)
What is Dissimulation?
Dissimulation is the act of faking or hiding ones true self. It's also falsehood, duplicity, deception, fraud and more.
So much of what we are seeing in our government today under the guise of political correctness is duplicitous and is the act of dissimulation.
It's also rampant in religion and many churches as well, under the guise of being relevant, and "seeker friendly." These terms are nothing more than political correctness within the church. The church has exchanged the power of TRUTH, coming through the Holy Spirit, for focusing on making people feel good soulishly.
Many times what is taking place within our modern culture seeps in and pervades the church culture as well.
Very few recognize this parallel, which takes intimacy with the Lord to unmask. Many have a relationship with formulas, rules and regulations, plans and programs, instead.
There are many out of order, out of bounds, emotional sentimental nonsense done in the name of love in both cultures.
Confronting people or their issues concerning boundary violations would be falsely defined as being mean, unloving, or in the world's cultural definition, racist!
The out of bounds way of dealing with people and their problems within our culture and churches is rampant. For example; when someone has a pattern of repeat problems, rather than be honest to identify the problem in order to solve it, many just avoid the issue altogether. People will just say nice surface things in order to make the person with the problem feel good temporarily, but the problem is never solved. How loving is that? It's not. It's a form of self preservation.
So much is pushed under the carpet and hidden in the name of "letting things go," in order to preserve our own image of being loving and kind. This is nothing more than living a lie, and cannot be blessed by God.
When a person says one thing to someone, but means something else on the inside, it's also a form of false image making. What do I mean? Many are more concerned with saving face and appearing nice, or politically correct, then being honest and speaking the truth. It's only in knowing and doing the truth that we are truly free.
John 8:32- And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
The false image making of saying one thing and doing or meaning another to appear good, creates confusion. For example: Socialistic humanism has a guise of helping people, but in reality strips people of their rights, freedoms and power. This dualistic pattern also perpetuates roots of false image making of humanism within our culture and churches. It's achieved by doing good works born of our own power and intellect, thus playing God, which is Idolotry.
Humanism Within the Church-
Humanism within the church is man trying to meet mans needs, with mans own power and intellect, but devoid of God's power. The Holy Spirit is then pushed to the sidelines of many church plans and programs.
God has a way of meeting mans needs that's higher than mans way. We are to cooperate and follow God, not the other way around.
Humanism within our American Culture-
Humanism within our American Culture is the government taking the place of God, and taking care of all of mans problems. It is an anti-Christ mindset that hides under the guise of doing good for the people, while the government tells them how to think, how to live, and how much money they should make and give away. Yet it actually strips the people of their God given rights to choose for themselves, and worship God freely! It's socialism packaged and cloaked in a false image of love and goodness, but strips individual, parental and national sovereignty. It's nothing more than slavery, being sold to us under the banner of helping people!
Eccl. 1: 10 - Is there anything of which it may be said, "See, this is new?" It has already been in ancient times before us.
There is nothing new under the sun. It's happened before throughout history, and why so many colleges are endeavoring to change, or reengineer the truth of history to perpetuate their cynical distortion of history in order to delude their students.
It's also rampant in many family cultures as well. What we see is not what we get, and what we say is not what we mean!
More of how dissimulation manifests -
Dissimilation also means hiding or concealment. Concealing our true selves, motives and intentions. This is the total opposite of coming into the light so our deeds can be clearly seen. It's complete duplicity and double living.
James 1:7 - For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; Vs. 8. he is a DOUBLE -MINDED man, unstable in all his ways.
How can we change? -
The only way to bring change to mindsets of humanism pervading our culture, churches and homes, is through one on one transformation through a relationship with Jesus Christ, and His word. It starts in our individual lives and relationships.
God's Word brings Change-
The beginning of all change starts with filling our mouthes with God's Spirit anointed word, then doing it. He created the world through words, we are changed through agreeing and living by His words.
Jesus is Lord-
He alone is the standard bearer. He alone is the creator of all things. He alone is The Way, The TRUTH, and the Life. John 14:6 We are not to conform to this world but be transformed into His very image.
Romans 12: 2 - do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may PROVE what is that GOOD and acceptable and PERFECT will of God.
Loving God's Way -
Without expressing sincere heartfelt words to God and others, our words become seeds that die unborn.
It's a risk to love God's way, and be open and vulnerable to truth. There's always a risk of being vulnerable and transparent. It's in the place of vulnerability where we find the gold and marrow of life. It's the only way to develop strong relationships with God and people.
Inverted Priorities can lead to Idolatry -
We must make sure, however, that we don't invert God's order of priorities. The priority of loving the Lord first, must always take place in our lives before trying to meet the needs of people in our own power and strength. We must exalt God's goodness alone and not our own, otherwise idolatry sets in.
Luke 18: 19- So Jesus said to him, (the rich young ruler) "Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is God.
God's Priorities and Boundaries-
In order to exalt the Lord and His goodness we need to govern our lives according to His priorities and boundaries. Many take Jesus words in Luke 10:27 of love the Lord, then your neighbor, out of context. Many think this scripture is negating the sovereignty of marriage and family first by putting them in the same category of "neighbor," if not behind ministry to our neighbors in the outside community. Doctrines of demons forbid marriage and twist and distort the scriptures. 1 Tim. 4:3 Scripture must be matched with scripture.
The New Testament also says that if we don't take care of our own, we are worse than infidels, or unbelievers.
1 Timothy 5: 8 - But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his own household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
Here's how our priorities are to be in accordance with the word of God -
In Genesis, God concentrated on first, creating marriage between one man and one woman, then preserving the covenant family of Noah, then the covenant couple of Abraham and Sarah. It was almost 1000 years before the nation of Israel was formed and the corporate form of worship was established in the tabernacle, under Moses.
So our priorities must follow the same pattern.
1. Love the Lord
2. Marriage partner
3. Children and immediate family.
4. Extended family - i.e. Siblings, parents, etc.
5. Ministry, church, and/or job.
6. Outside community.
Why many hide behind false images -
Another reason people hide behind false images of their own goodness is to protect themselves from the hurt and pain disclosure can bring.
The disclosure of falsehood shines a light and exposes areas in our lives that are out of order, and beyond God's healthy priorities and boundaries. It doesn't bear good fruit, or fruit that remains. Yet living within God's healthy priorities and boundaries is the only way to grow up spiritually and emotionally, and bear good fruit.
How withholding TRUE heartfelt words effects our relationships -
Many relationships die not because we don't love the other person, but because not enough sincere seeds of heartfelt words were sown or spoken. Many do this in the name of self protection.
Relationships also die without corresponding action to our words. Saying one thing and doing another.
Can you imagine the kingdom of God without the exchange of heartfelt true words, and those words written down for generations to feed on?
Can you imagine if God didn't back up His words with reality (truth) in doing what He said?
Can you imagine the Kingdom of God without His order, kingdom
laws, boundaries and priorities, which bring true peace in our lives.
Everything we are, everything we do and everything we are standing on originated from God's Words of love being shared with us His children, and established boundaries to preserve and protect us.
In order to break free of co-dependent humanism within the American culture and church, (calling evil good and good evil, in the name of love) it takes agreeing and complying with God who is TRUTH. It takes putting God's word first and making Jesus Lord of our lives once more, instead of human reasoning.