ARE YOU Putting YOUR FAITH in MAN, Or is YOUR FAITH in GOD???
by Chico and Debbie Jimenez
Spreading the Word Without Saying a Word Ministry
This topic is very important, especially in these end times!!! Having Faith in the Preacher (1 Corinthians 2:5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.) who is teaching YOU instead of having FAITH in the “WORD of GOD” is VERY DANGEROUS!!! In Matthew 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Don’t depend on ANY MAN for YOUR SALVATION!!! The “Word of God” warns US about wolves in sheep’s clothing, Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Acts 20:29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. These “WOLVES” are sent by satan to steal YOUR money, to make YOU feel that THEY are special, to make YOU feel that YOU owe them something, to make YOU feel that YOU need to follow them and their teachings, but in Matthew 19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. Did YOU see that JESUS said give it to the poor, why would YOU want to provide another Bentley for the people that just want YOUR money???
JESUS said, “follow me” in 17 scriptures, so following what MAN teaches, if it’s Not, “The GOSPEL of CHRIST CRUCIFED” IT WILL LEAVE YOU discouraged, disheartened and crushed because YOU ARE searching for the “TRUTH”!!! JESUS said in John 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you,!!! YOU WILL BE ABLE to recognize error or false doctrine, (1 John 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.) when YOU hear it!!!
Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Once again, 1 Corinthians 2:5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. “JESUS is the TRUTH” Jesus said, John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. JESUS makes it clear that “NO MAN (woman or child) comes to the Father, except through HIM (JESUS), NOT by a Preacher (NO ONE IS SAVED BY A PREACHER)!!! “JESUS is the WORD” John 1:14 And the “Word was made flesh”, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. NEVER did JESUS say, NOR WILL YOU FIND it in the GOSPEL of CHRIST CRUCIFIED, (or anywhere else in the BIBLE) Let’s BE VERY CLEAR, NO ONE in the BIBLE said, “the Lord said that 5 of YOU WILL send $1000 and Your debts WILL be cancelled nor did I hear JESUS say, the Lord said to send me $276 today and He will make “that dream of yours come to pass”, on the contrary, PAUL said in 1 Corinthians 9:15 But I have used none of these things: neither have I written these things, that it should be so done unto me: for it were better for me to die, than that any man should make my glorying void. 1 Corinthians 9:17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me. 1 Corinthians 9:18 What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel. Teachings like that is NOT BIBLE BASED!!! The “Word of GOD” says in Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. The “Word of God” does NOT change!!! If someone teaches YOU something different; then DON’T BELIEVE IT!!! IT’S NOT TRUE!!! BELIEVING that GOD WOULD NOT HONOR a PROMISE is WRONG!!! GOD WOULD NOT TELL a PREACHER to say such things!!! The preacher would only say that to make themselves richer and your debt greater!!! HE (JESUS) WOULD NOT cause YOU to have more pain and heartache with a promise that WON’T BE FULFILLED!!! That is NOT of GOD!!! GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISES, HE (GOD) WILL NOT HONOR what a Preacher or ANYONE ELSE said, if HE (GOD) didn’t say it!!! When YOU are DECEIVED by the false promise of a false preacher; it often makes one feel as though They weren’t Good Enough to RECEIVE that BLESSING!!! I AM NOT saying that ALL CHURCHES or television/radio ministries are out there to STEAL YOUR money and DECEIVE YOU, because SOME ARE BIBLE BASED and TEACH the TRUE WORD of GOD, Paul said in 1 Corinthians 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; Paul then makes it VERY CLEAR saying that anyone teaching any other “GOSPEL” than “CHRIST CRUCIFIED WILL BE ACCURSED”!!! Galatians 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. Galatians 1:9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. Anyone PREACHING “THE GOSPEL of CHRIST CRUCIFIED” and the Finished WORK on the CROSS HAS NO INTENTION of DECEIVING YOU!!! SOME PEOPLE Preach and Teach ONLY to DECEIVE YOU!!! They ARE NOT of GOD!!! JESUS said, Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. The Word Mammon defined: 1) mammon 2) treasure 3) riches (where it is personified and opposed to God). When JESUS sent out HIS disciples HE said, Luke 9:3 And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece. SO why do these preachers ask YOU for YOUR money??? The “Word of GOD” says, Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. If YOU seek GOD first, HE will provide all of YOUR needs!!! If the Lord wants YOU to give something, HE (GOD) WILL put it in your heart to BLESS whomever HE chooses!!! Malachi 3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. YOU CAN’T OUT GIVE GOD, but, PEOPLE can steal YOUR MONEY!!!
We MUST UNDERSTAND that NOT EVERYONE that PROCLAIMS to be a Christian, is a Christian that INCLUDES “PASTORS, REVERANDS, APOSTLES, BISHOPS and CHURCH LEADERS and others in Leadership ROLES”!!! DOES YOUR CHURCH PREACH another Gospel other than CHRIST CRUCIFIED??? Do they PREACH HELLFIRE and DAMNATION??? ARE there too many RULES to mention??? DO YOU FEEL THAT YOU HAVE TO ATTEND CHURCH because YOU FEEL GUILTY or CONDEMNED??? “The Church” is Not a BUILDING, it’s the Body of Believers in Christ!!!
THE BODY OF CHRIST IS THE CHURCH
Colossians Chapter 1
18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:
Romans Chapter 12
4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
I Corinthians Chapter 12
12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
14 For the body is not one member, but many.
20 But now are they many members, yet but one body.
27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
Ephesians Chapter 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
Many people BELIEVE that being a CHRISTIAN simply means that they attend a “CHURCH BUILDING and BELIEVING what the PREACHER says”, they “OWN a BIBLE” (Most don’t read it, many leave them in the seat of their car or on the dashboard), they “PAY their REQUIRED TITHES”, they “DO SOME GOOD WORKS”, they live their everyday lives BELIEVING that they are doing the right thing because they are ignorant to what the “Word of God” says. Living this life leaves YOU open to misery, shame, and guilt; feeling that YOU ARE UNWORTHY and MANY other negative and tormenting factors in LIFE!!! This is NOT to say that YOU shouldn’t fellowship with other BELIEVERS, because the “Word of God” says, Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. However, this doesn’t mean go to a “CHURCH BUILDING” and have social hour with other “SO CALLED BELIEVERS!!! JESUS said, Matthew 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen. Matthew 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: Luke 13:27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. MANY people say they ARE CHRISTIANS, but ARE they??? Jesus said, Matthew 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Matthew 7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. Matthew 7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Matthew 7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Matthew 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. What kind of FRUIT does YOUR CHURCH BUILING PRODUCE??? DO THEY SHARE the “GOSPEL of Christ Crucified”???
When YOU have the Holy Spirit to guide YOU into ALL TRUTH, 1 John 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. HE (the HOLY SPIRIT) will cause YOU to RECOGNIZE false teachers and doctrines!!! JESUS said, John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
HAVE YOU BEEN FORGIVEN?? I AM FORGIVEN!!! ARE YOU FREE??? I AM FREE!!! DO YOU FEEL CONDEMNED??? I AM NOT CONDEMNED!!! I KNOW THE TRUTH, JESUS, by reading HIS word for myself and HE (JESUS) made ME FREE!!! I NO LONGER NEED the approval of “MAN” (Human beings) because I AM SET FREE by Knowing and UNDERSTANDING the “Word of GOD”, by reading it for myself!!! I No Longer Need Interpretation from ANY MAN to explain what the “Word of God” says!!!! Once again, 1 John 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
READ the WORD for YOURSELF, PRAY before YOU READ the “Word of God”; ask the Holy Spirit to guide YOU into ALL TRUTH, remember the four Gospels are duplicated for the most part, so start reading the Gospel of John, (understanding that the LAW, “The Ten Commandments” was ONLY for the JEWISH people and when JESUS was speaking of the COMMANDMENTS, HE was speaking ONLY to the JEWS Matthew 10: 5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: 10: 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Matthew Chapter 15: 23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. 15: 24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.)
Then read the rest of the New Testament, read out loud because, Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.!!! I READ the NEW TESTAMENT many times, I usually read a whole book a day (like all of the Gospel of John)!!! My FAITH is NOW UNSHAKEABLE!!! I READ it FOR MYSELF and I AM SET FREE!!! JESUS said, John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
I DID NOT KNOW THAT PEACE and HAPPINESS could or would ever be possible for someone like me, but THANK YOU JESUS for LOVING ME and SHOWING me the TRUTH in YOUR WORD that “MADE ME FREE”!!!
John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.