“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”
This portion of scripture is a comparison. These verses compare the circumstances of two different responses. If you do as Jesus has said then you are like a wise man who built his house on a rock, which is firm, and established. If you don’t do as Jesus prescribed, then sadly you’re like a foolish man who built his house on the sand, which at any time can get washed away by the hard pounding waves.
This past weekend was my first weekend without my grandfather. He passed to be in our Lord‘s joy on April 25. My family grieved and cried because of his sudden departure, but I’m sure he’s in the very place we’re fighting to reach. What truly did sadden me was what took place at a church service I attended. I sat through about 45 (out of about 6 hours) minutes of prosperity preaching. It was so heretical, I couldn’t stand in the presence of the speaker’s breath. The sheer blasphemous statements spewing out of her mouth were hurting my heart.
The speaker said things to the effect of:.
The only reason we see Jesus as God is because of what He did. She wrapped that point up by letting the naive congregation know that they could do what Jesus did, because they were made up of what Jesus is made of.
God sent angels, and people mistook them for E.T’s
We are vibrations, and our negative thoughts are eating away at the earth’s ozone layer. We have to think positively and make good vibrations.
We can create wealth with our minds, and speak it into existence. We have to believe it enough, and continually have faith, and good vibrations.
God is like Orion’s Belt, He keeps evolving.
We can heal our body, by our positive confession.
This is what I can remember from that day, things that absolutely blew my mind. All I could do is cower in my seat weeping for this congregation, and eventually walk out. Let me not forget to mention, she expressed that at different churches she’s also been walked out on ( I applaud them). With all this said, we need a real revolutionary move in our Pentecostal Churches. I see no other option, but to create reformation.
Man-centered theology has made this monster of an idea. Taking scripture and changing its direction from everything Christ to everything man. Making God look more like us and giving us more authority than what we really have, to act like God. This failing ideology puts God in a genie bottle, for our glory. It’s blasphemous, and dangerous on so many levels.
As Christians we are to not be conformed to this current age. We are to be slaves to righteousness, and servants to each other. No where in new testament theology does the prosperity gospel have stake. If the Bible is constantly telling us that we are to abide in Christ and He’ll satisfy us, why such an emphasis on Earthly riches? We are to be helped by the Holy Spirit, so we can lean completely on Him, because God never fails, but money and we will.
These new age, pantheistic, 7 laws of attraction approaches to God’s Holy Word are tools that can only be used to build houses on sand. When we emphasize so much on our self, we fail, and will fall hard. This Me-ology cannot save anyone from hell, but can make someone confident in their own abilities to “create” their success, and their realities. Unfortunately for those who hold to this doctrine, when waves come their houses will come tumbling.