WORSHIPPING SATAN: A SIGN OF GOD'S BLESSING?
If prosperity (being filthy rich) is a sign of the blessing of God, then Christ denied Himself of God's blessing when Satan offered it.
If the Word of Faith teachers are correct, then their logic says this: "God utilized Satan to cause Christ to be tempted in the matter of obtaining worldly riches..at the cost of worshipping Satan". Luke 4:1-13
To the Word of Faith teacher: God's blessing=worldly riches.
So I ask: What exactly would've glorified God if Christ gave into temptation and obtained worldly riches by worshipping Satan?
The whole point of Satan in his tempting of Christ was to get Him to stumble...by offering Him riches with the condition of Satanic worship.
And the "Word of Faithers" call this a sign of blessing?
If the health and wealth teachers are correct, God's will for Christ was for Him to obtain the wealth offered, and hereby fall down and worship Satan, (a sign of the blessing of God) thus denying Himself any possibility of being the perfect sacrifice for the sins of humanity. Does this sound like the God of the Bible?
None of these teachers would admit to this, but if you follow their teaching to it's logical end...this is where you inevitably end up.
They serve NOT the God of the Bible. They serve the "god of this world" (Satan) who has blinded their eyes.
"In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God." 2 Corinthians 4:4
We must surmise, that the Word of Faith cohorts obtain their riches the same way Christ would've... if He'd of given in to the temptation of Satan. But unlike them, He didn't.
We live in a day and age when blatant Satanic worship is called "a sign of God's blessing". This is yet another form and example of "calling evil good" in this horrendously backslidden and apostate modern church.
No wonder this is the first sect of Protestantism since the Reformation to lovingly embrace a Catholic Pope and begin the liquidation of itself back to Rome..."she is adorned with gold, precious stones and pearls". (Revelation 17:4)
...what she is adorned with, the health and wealther's "god" has promised to bless them with. They drool and froth at the mouth in regard to such things.
Misery loves company...and Satan surely has found it. "Where the carcass is the vultures will follow". Matthew 24:28- Therefore, Word of Faithers have flocked to Rome.
"Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter"! Isaiah 5:20
No, having money doesn't necessarily mean you have worshipped Satan to get it. There is nothing wrong with working hard for a days wage or getting an education to become successful; no matter how much or how little that brings in. But when you make MONEY THE ABSOLUTE necessity, as THE proof of God's blessing...over and above seeking His kingdom and His righteousness...you will fall into the wiles of Satan and by default begin to unknowingly worship him.
The health and wealth prosperity pimps say that if you're not filthy rich you are cursed of Satan. But in their case, the prosperity (idolatry) that consumes them, is ironically, proof of Satan's blessing... and God's cursing.
In the Old Testament God utilized earthly riches and the abundance of animals and crops as a sign to the surrounding nations and peoples, that He was surely with them. But in the New Testament age, He has utilized His Son, in the person and form of the Holy Spirit, and the spiritual riches He brings, as THE sign and seal of His blessing and proof that He is surely with us.
The Spirit is the pledge and guarantee that He will give us our inheritance in the coming Kingdom. (Not in the current kingdom that belongs to Satan).
As a Christian, our inheritance isn't some paper with the "all seeing eye" and other occultic symbols of Satan's dominion plastered all over it.
We are sealed with the Spirit for the inheritance of the coming Kingdom...We are NOT sealed with money for the inheritance of Satan's current kingdom that is passing away and will soon be destroyed by Christ.
The pledge of our inheritance is that of the Spirit of Christ who profoundly dwells in our spirit and soul to keep us pure and unspotted... from the things Satan offered Christ.
"In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation-- having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance". Ephesians 1:13-14
In the New Testament age, the sign of God's blessing isn't money deposited in our bank account...it's the riches of grace credited to our spiritual account.
He has set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come". 2 Corinthians 1:22
To say that the sign of God's blessing is tapped and resourced from the world in which Satan is the god of, is to completely expose yourself for being an idolater and a closet Satan worshipper who is in denial.
The sign of God's blessing is found in the riches of His grace. "In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace" Ephesians 1:7
If seeking to be filthy rich is the main goal of your Christianity, you adhere to a false gospel and another Jesus. If obtaining money that contains occultic images derived from Satan's kingdom is the default sign of your god's blessing, rather than sanctification, grace, spiritual growth and holiness ...you serve and worship a counterfeit Christ. And that counterfeit "Christ" is Satan.
The proof of God's blessing is obtaining His righteousness as we walk in holiness toward the inheritance of His coming Kingdom...PERIOD. Holiness and the sanctification of our daily conduct MUST be what we spend our time seeking...NOT money. Worldly possessions and mammon should NEVER consume the life of ANY true believer of Christ (no matter what Copeland or Creflo say).
It really doesn't matter if you're rich or poor, just so long as your seeking is consumed with His kingdom, His righteousness and not that of a "god" who REQUIRES you to be rich in order to properly serve Him.
If your vocation and job pays well, surely this isn't a sin. But there are MANY within the prosperity movement who say you MUST show the sign of earthly riches or you prove to be under the curse of Satan and possibly not even a true convert at all.
The motto of the prosperity Gospel: "If you're NOT blessed with the riches of this world...you're cursed of God and subjected to Satan". How ironic, because if Christ would've accepted the "Devil's Deal" the opposite would've been true.
The Word of Faith Prosperity Gospel is the reverse psychology of hell itself.
Therefore, we have multitudes of people within the Word of Faith movement who have become severely preoccupied with earthly possessions and the gaining of money. In their seeking for earthly riches they have become "possessed with possessions" all to "prove" God is surely with them. To them, seeking first His Kingdom is the equivalent of seeking earthly riches...so as to prove Satan isn't walking all over them. If they don't have the money or the possessions their "god" has commanded them to have...they are judged and looked down upon by their fellow church-goers and false teachers. The guilt and shame that inevitably follows is unbearable to some and has caused multitudes to backslide away from what they "think" was Christ. Do you see what a danger and detriment it is when you begin to misconstrue and equalize the blessing of Satan AS the COMMAND of God?
There are many casualties within the ranks of The Word of Faith prosperity gospel. The blood of these casualties drip down the hands of millionaires such as Kenneth Copeland, Joyce Meyer, T.D Jakes and Benny Hinn.
How many souls have these Charlatans verbally "damned to hell" all because someone couldn't afford to give 10% of their income and get a "hundred fold return?" (These Charlatans aren't concerned with YOUR return...they are concerned with THEIR return. Which is why they damn you when you stop giving. When will people catch on? The only people getting a measure that's been "pressed down, shaken together and running over" are the pimp-leaders within the Word of Faith movement who are robbing people blind through guilt, threat and manipulation).
How many marriages have been ruined through the unnecessary and unscriptural financial burden of tithing?
How many "curses" have been pronounced upon God's people for not making a Word of Faith teacher even more rich by giving 10% of their income?
How many people have turned their back on God because they didn't "get rich" like the Word of Faith Teacher said they would?
How many people have turned their back on God because they REALLY think this is what God expects of them?
How many people think the Bible is a load of garbage because they began to realize that the people who teach it are only out for their money? To some people, THIS kind of experience has been their ONLY experience where Biblical matters and things are concerned.
Therefore, from here on out, these people reject ANYTHING and EVERYTHING that resembles biblically related things. These poor folks bitterly backslide. And they think they have backslidden from God, when in reality they've backslidden from religion...they've backslidden from an already backslidden state of spiritual affairs. They've backslidden from a God-forsaken system of Satanic-apostasy and filthy greed and licentiousness. In this sense, they're closer to the Truth than Kenneth Copeland or Mike Murdock. But the tragedy is, as stated, these people are under the impression they were involved in a Biblically based movement... that God Himself approved of. So now, they are angry, embittered and hateful toward what they think is God...but is really just apostate-heresy as taught by apostate false teachers who are addicted to the apostate wealth they have accepted from Satan himself. Therefore, they want NOTHING further to do with ANYTHING "biblical". To reach such a one takes a miracle
from God (I used to be that one).
Mark my words: If you're fully engulfed and consumed by the teachings of the Word of Faith movement, you WILL inevitably end up involved in the Papal worship of Roman Catholicism (if you're not already). Kenneth Copeland, John Arnott and Joel Osteen have already began their liquidation back to Rome by openly uniting with them.
Soon, the antichrist will arise, making his presence known to all. He will masquerade about as "all things for all people". He will be the "order out of chaos" all bad economies and social injustices are longing for. The Mark of the Beast will be marketed as a means by which people can "Live Their Best Life Now"...make no mistake of it. Earthly riches and prosperity will inevitably be the bait on the hook where the Mark of the Beast is concerned.
See how the Word of Faith adherents are already preconditioned for the antichrist's takeover...
Most of them have already emotionally and spiritually taken the Mark by accepting what Christ refused. The actual taking of the Mark will simply be Satan's way to seal those in which he already owns. It will simply be an "official stamp" upon what is already true.
The Mark of the Beast is hiding in plain sight...and a vast majority of the church who bears Christ's name has already mentally taken it.
Incessantly pray for these people. And pray you won't be lured in as well.
Keep us from evil, oh Lord and deliver us from temptation.