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It’s not the devil
By Pastor Allen
Nov 7, 2011 - 3:47:13 PM

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One of the greatest advantages that Satan has on today’s believers / church is that of IGNORANCE; despite the fact that the church’s most quoted scripture is (Hosea.4: 6. My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge),
The root of this ignorance runs so deep within the church in that when God begins to reveal his truth; the religious minded-church folks would refute and systematically fight against it. No matter whether I’m in the Bahamas or throughout the U.S.A. the carnal perception of (John.10:10) remains the same. Whether it’s in a church setting or at a family picnic where spiritual concerns / matters are being discussed one can often be heard saying “The bible say that the devil / Satan comes to kill, steal and destroy”
 The truth is; the bible says no such thing!  Here’s what the bible says (John.10:10.  The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy)
Watch this!  Over the years erroneous religious teachings has filled the minds and hearts of many misguided, well meaning believers into the notion that in John.10:10. Yahshua Messiah (a.k.a. Jesus the Christ) was speaking of the devil, whereas nothing could be further from the truth.
Throughout the scriptures whenever Yahshua Messiah spoke of the devil / Satan, He made it very clear.

Here are few examples: 

1. Matt.13: 39.  The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
2. Matt.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:        
3. Lk.8: 12.  Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
4. Matt.4: 10.  Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
5. Mk.3: 23.  And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?
6. Lk.13: 16.  And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?
7. Lk.22: 31.  And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:
The level of ignorance that exist within today’s church concerning the devil himself, and the working of crafty, wicked religious leaders are consistently causing many believers to live beneath their God ordained privileges.

In John.10:10. Yahshua Messiah was not speaking of / referring to the devil; He was speaking of the anti-Christ spirit of which many that came before Him operated in as they mislead and abused their followers. Through their false teachings these wicked religious leaders were causing the spiritual death / disconnection of their followers and methodically stealing their material substance (money, etc;) which was ultimately destroying their lives.

This same anti-Christ spirit is yet alive and at work in today’s church through many of today’s religious leaders (so-called Bishops, Apostles, Prophets, Doctors, Pastors, etc); with ulterior motives / hidden agendas that are skillfully using the word of God to financially raping and abusing their followers.

While it is an undeniable fact / truth that it is the will of God to bless His people in every area of their live; spirit, soul and body, even in the material / financial realm. The anti-Christ spirit has worked its way into the church through wicked, crafty religious leaders that’s driven by the passion for financial gain. This passion for financial gain has fostered the spirit of greed that’s so rampant in the church today; which has given birth to the incomplete, twisted prosperity gospel of which these religious leaders are building their empires / dynasties.    

Watch this!   

John.10: 7. Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
:8.  All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
Who is the thief mentioned in John.10:10?  We’ve already established from the scriptures / the word of God that Yahshua Messiah was not referring to the devil / Satan as He didn’t mentioned the devil.

Folks please hear me!

One need not be a seminary graduate, a deep spiritual guru or a Harvard scholar to simply conclude that the thief of John.10:10. Are religious leaders who operate with the anti-Christ spirit and truly cares not for the sheepfold.

Watch this 

John.10: 11.  I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
:12.  But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
:13.  The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
I know that this maybe a bit difficult for some of you to digest based upon the teachings you’ve been receiving, and the love you have for your religious leader. But nonetheless, it is the truth. I simply invite you to take your time and study the word of God for yourself; stop saying “Amen” to everything that comes from the pulpit even though you’ve gotten a check / red flag in your spirit about what’s being preached / taught.

There are many saints who through spiritual ignorance that have given / still giving their finances to crafty religious leaders; knowing full well that their finances was specifically air marked to pay their rent, their mortgage, light bill, medical bill, etc.  And as soon as they’re pressured by their creditors as a result of their poor financial decisions in giving to crafty religious leaders, these folks resort to binding and rebuking the devil, from the mindset that it’s the devil who is trying to kill, steal and destroy them.   
Here’s something you should know!

God (Yahweh) is not obligated to reciprocate based upon your emotionally led financial giving; no matter how charged the atmosphere may have been at the religious conference you’ve attended, or no matter how well the prominent, Superstar religious leader skillfully lured you into giving.
The thief mentioned in John.10:10, is not the devil !
For question and comments contact us via E-mails: pastormallen@yahoo.com or kmfci@live.com or Ph.242.441-2021
Pastors Matthew & Brendalee Allen
Kingdom Minded Fellowship Center Int’l

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