2 Corinthians 11:3 KJV
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
The apostle desired to preserve the Corinthians from being corrupted by the false apostles. There is but one Jesus, one Spirit, and one gospel, to be preached to them, and received by them; and why should any be prejudiced, by the devices of an adversary, against him who first taught them in faith? They should not listen to men, who, without cause, would draw them away from those who were the means of their conversion.
The person tempted was the woman: it was Satan’s policy to enter into talk with her when she was alone. There are many temptations to which being alone gives a great advantage, but the communion of saints tends very much to their strength and safety. Satan took advantage by finding her near the forbidden tree.
They that would not eat the forbidden fruit, must not come near the forbidden tree. Satan tempted Eve, that by her he might tempt Adam. It is his policy to send temptations by hands we do not suspect, and by those that have the most influence upon us. Satan questioned whether it was a sin or not, to eat of this tree. He did not disclose his design at first, but he put a question which seemed innocent. Those who would be safe need to be shy of talking with the tempter. He quoted the command wrong. He spoke in a taunting way.
Satan teaches men first to doubt, and then to deny. He promises an advantage from their eating this fruit. He aims to make them discontented with their present state as if it were not so good as it might be and should be. No condition will of itself bring content unless the mind is brought to it. He tempts them to seek preferment as if they were fit to be gods.
The powerful preaching of the gospel is mighty, through God, to pull down strongholds. By their courage and patience in sufferings, they loved not their lives so well, but they could lay them down in Christ’s cause. These are the warriors and the weapons by which Christianity overthrows the power of pagan idolatry; and if Christians continue to fight with these weapons, and such as these, victories are more numerous and glorious, and the effects more lasting. The redeemed will overcome by a simple reliance on the blood of Christ, as the only ground for their hopes. In this, we must not blend anything else with this.
We as believers were shown Satan is a duplicator of God’s work. It was also revealed it is 99% accurate with 1% in error. As we are now being cautioned not to blend anything with the blood of the Lamb a sincere evaluation of our festivities and rituals must be analyzed. If there is any indication of a Pagan connection within the festival, believers must withdraw immediately and with a repentant heart be asking for forgiveness.
The following is a post from Melissa Brown who posted the following to her FB group Waking Up The Saints. I do not know who needs to hear this, but when the things that once distracted you from God are removed, do not be angry, offended, or hurt; but praise him. Look to God and follow after Him. He truly is all that you need.
No object, hobby, thing, or person should have more influence in your Life than Jehovah!!! We seek to please Him, not ourselves and not the world. In doing so, you will find rest, peace, contentment, and happiness.
In closing, I ask all to note the following offered by Pastor Robert Woodward: Good morning from Branson Mo. The temperature is 25 and the forecast high is 44 and windy. … A request to my grandchildren, children, relatives, friends and all who read. November 7-8, all on the 8th by the Hebrew calendar we had a lunar eclipse, a blood moon over the North American continent. In the tradition of the Bible that is a warning. The flu is rampant, COVID is on the rise, the spirit of murder is accelerating, we are seeing weather phenomena accelerating, the spirit of War is increasing, and I could go on. This indicates that the baby in the Manger came, fulfilled HIS prophetic mission to perfection, ascended back to the Father and is on the verge of HIS return as prophesied. His plan is on time, on track, and on the script. My request is that you increase prayer and study the Bible, pray for yourself, your family, your churches, this nation, Israel, and their destiny. Pray for the displaced from home and shelter as the devastation increases. … Father open our eyes and let us see the world clock on your wall of time… Come Lord Jesus come.
To highlight these warnings I responded to Pastor Woodward. Amen and Amen, as the words of the Prophets come alive, the righteous must not be like the Exodus Israelites who in their minds believed they were righteous and perished in the desert. Take these days to assess your walk set aside your ego and pride and look at your personal relationship with Yeshua and how he intercedes on your behalf to His Father Yahweh. Blessings Man of God it is time we recognize Ezekiel 33:9 Nevertheless if you warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he does not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul. Children of God know this truth we have been warned the choice is yours now there are no excuses. Blessings to all.
I bring this note to ponder, having now the knowledge we walk in God’s realm detached from the world’s natural laws and abide in God’s spiritual realm. Why do some Christians, justify in their minds, it is OK to continue celebrating a Pagan filled festival which represents Satan‘s 1% error.
Men regard the diseases of the body as greater evils than those of their souls; Robert, a humble obedient servant to Yeshua and his Father in heaven Yahewa. Amen and Amen.