Updated: Sep 9, 2020
"THE GREAT WALKWAY"
June 25, 2019 Ernie Knoll
--(Paragraphs irrelevant to our purpose, containing incidental or extraneous material with regard to it, have been omitted.)
"The Herald continues, “To begin, the message I am to share with you will explain about the many who pray for you and how I was tested. Then, so all can fully understand, I am to share with you who we serve and what happened when our Creator and Savior arose and walked out from the tomb. What happened after that is not understood.”
--Evil angels/false prophets who pretend to be sent from Heaven always claim service to God. What else would they say? Admitting that Jesus is their Creator is only acknowledging a scientific fact---it is not a great informative and spiritual revelation putting their identity and statements beyond all question and beyond all the Biblical tests we must apply.
--What happened immediately after the Resurrection of Jesus is understood enough to know the basics of what happened. Angels or prophets who speak to fill-in the details do not reveal anything which results in placing them, their identities, or their message beyond the necessity of applying the full range of Biblical testing.
"He begins by stating, “Our Father in heaven is fully aware of those who have a negative attitude toward you as His messenger.2 Even those who read the criticisms are led by demonic agents who have taken up the banner carried by Satan and the angels that fell with him. Those who seek information posted in emails and websites that discredit you, and those who pass on that information cause doubt and discredit the Father’s messenger. They need to seriously consider: Do their actions bring others to Jesus, or do they confuse and lead people away from Him? Do they bring glory and honor to His name, or do they gain personal notoriety from what they share and post?
--This is a collection of verbal 'dodges' and non sequiturs. The claims and rebukes are null-and-void if the speaker is proven to be demonic. The speaker casually brushes aside the material that has been revealed in private messages to individuals detailing "divine orders" for people to engage in sexual abuse, mental abuse, emotional abuse, and lying---all of which are utterly immoral and constitute sin. Such behavior is simply not of God. Ever. God never changes His Moral Law. If He did so, He would instantly lose the Great Controversy with Lucifer. No saving of any souls could ever result from such a disastrous act.
“All the critics need to think about the importance of these words: The messages encourage many and bring them closer to the Father. The messages turn hearts closer to Jesus. Many constantly pray for you as His messenger, your wife Becky, and others who assist For My People Ministry. Many pray that its critics will confess and give up their evil ways. No one has been able to prove error in any of the messages.
--Every false christ, every false prophet, and every evil angel pretending to be from Heaven will CLAIM these things. Claims are NOT enough. Anyone can claim anything. Evil angels and false prophets can claim high-and-holy sounding things all day and all night. They can quote, selectively, from the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy. They can produce, stage-manage, and choreograph an excellent show. How do we know who is lying?
"To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them." -Isaiah 8:20
--Satan is acquainted with the power and deception-potential contained in revivalism, and takes advantage of it if he can. He works hard to divert those who are moved closer to the Father and to Jesus into slipping into another path. May all honest-hearted seekers of revival and reform escape the onslaught of deception Satan delights in aiming at them. Thus:
"Men professing to have great and new light, claiming to be reformers, will have great power over a certain class of minds that are convinced of the heresies that exist and are not satisfied with the spiritual condition of the churches. With true, honest hearts they desire to see a reform for the better, a coming up to a higher standard. And if the servants of Jesus Christ would present to this class the truth for this time, pure and unadulterated, they would accept it and purify themselves by obeying the truth.
"But Satan, ever vigilant and seeking whom he may devour, sits upon the track of these inquiring souls. Some one making high profession as a reformer comes to souls (as Satan came to Christ) as an angel of light; he gains the confidence of these souls and then uses his influence to deceive them. His garments of righteousness cover a soul leprous with sin. We look and wonder how it is possible for such men to obtain the least influence over women of virtue and of good reasoning powers when the Word of God is so plain and definite upon the points where they are deceived."
-Manuscript Releases, vol. 7 [Nos. 419-525], 209
--"No one has been able to prove error in any of the messages." This is now an utterly false statement. Private messages and directives, claiming Heavenly and Divine origin, have been absolutely and completely in error, contradicting and violating the most basic concepts of morality. Additionally, following these disclosures, the defense-response concocted for this evil has tried to justify changing God's Holy Moral Law of Love. Is this not a blatant continuation of Lucifer's original project in Heaven, when he decided to deceive his neighbors and overthrow Christ?
“Do you think I (the "Father") do not hear your prayers? Do you think I ignore your prayers? Do you doubt, thinking that I do not watch every step My messenger takes? Do you not realize I have assigned him many tasks? Not all are given the same tasks he has been given. I do not expect as much from others as I require of him. Do you refuse to believe that I am always watching him? Do you not understand that if he were doing something other than what I instruct and expect him to do, that I would stop him? Since the foundations of Earth were laid, there have been many times when I stopped those who were not serving the way I instructed. I would stop My messenger if he persisted in sin and did not grow spiritually.
--Again, we have repetition of irrelevant statements and claims. This is a blasphemous misrepresentation of the Father. Does our Father ever command any of His servants to commit immoral activity, which is sin? Has He ever done such a thing since the foundations of the Earth were laid? No, He has not. And He never will.
"This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all." -1 John 1:5
"He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love." -1 John 4:8
"Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law." -Romans 13:10
"He that saith, 'I know him', and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him." -1 John 2:4
“Let all who have spoken evil against the message and messenger I have sent prostrate themselves before the throne of God. Ask for forgiveness in the name of His Son. Let them admit fault, take up their cross, and follow the path of Jesus. Let them do this before the book is closed and the name is not written in the book.”
--The "path of Jesus" does not include teaching others to sin and break His Holy Law. That is what liars and wolves in sheep's clothing do.
"The Herald lays the three tablets down. He tells me that the Father is the Source of all love and wants none to be lost. With a heart of such love, He wants each of those who has sinned, each who has a mark of GUILTY written upon their forehead, to come to Him and kneel at His throne. He asks each one to confess and repent. Then, after confessing before the Father, each individual is to publicly confess the wrong they have committed. Confessing only to the Father, and not openly in the hearing of all will not be acceptable.
--Irrelevant. This message is not from the real Father in Heaven.
"Now the Herald holds out another glass tablet. He says, “To those who write things against what I have shared, I repeat what is written in 1 John 4, verses 1, 2, and 3. I attest to these words.”
"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world."
The Herald continues, “From these sacred words it is to be clearly understood that Jesus came to Earth as a human. He left behind all His heavenly powers. His power came as a result of asking His heavenly Father for it, just as earthly humans can ask and receive it. An individual who believes this is of God.
“It is necessary to understand that a spirit of Satan cannot and will not state this. Individuals with a spirit of Satan claim that Jesus was not born as an ordinary human. They believe that on Earth Jesus still possessed all the power He had in heaven, and that while on Earth, He did everything through His own power. Such an individual is not of God, but serves Satan and has his spirit.
“I stand before all and, as before, I will state once again: I confess that Jesus Christ came in the flesh. With my testimony and my witness to all that I have seen, I do stand before my Creator, the Father, the Holy Spirit, and all of His created beings throughout the universe. I openly and without reservation declare with my voice, Yes, Jesus Christ, Son of the Father, came in the flesh.”
--Here we come to one of the big defenses being given for this wicked working. The above texts describe ONE of the tests for discerning between a teller of truth, and, a liar. What about the other tests? Are they all to be set aside for this one, only? No.
Is John saying that it is physically impossible for evil angels to verbalize the facts about Jesus' incarnation? No. So, what is the point of teaching the truth that Jesus Christ came in the flesh? Is it not that He can be our example of overcoming sin and KEEPING THE MORAL LAW, like He did, even with a physically degenerated human biology? YES.
Now, we must ask ourselves a question concerning the "prophet" and "angel from Heaven" under consideration: Are they teaching the immutability of God's Moral Law, or, that 'God changes His Moral Law when He wants to'? Are they exalting the beauty and perfection of love revealed in the Moral Law, or, are they trying to excuse and justify the committing of select egregious sins as 'righteous work'? Their own words have revealed the answer to this question.
We should not fall prey to superstition with regard to what evil angels will and will not, can and cannot, say, with regard to truth and fact. Some years ago, I read an account of a New Age channeler who went shopping at a clothing store. Two of her familiar spirits accompanied her. During the process of browsing/fitting the items that interested her, she became upset and swore, "Jesus!" Her two evil angel companions were alarmed and studied her apprehensively for a few seconds before determining that her outburst was merely an expression of profanity, not an actual prayer or call to the real Jesus. So, they relaxed and went on with their day. The point is, there are no "magic words", either enjoined, or, forbidden. The concern is the spiritual and motivational context behind the words, because that determines whether or not Someone is going to respond, or, not. The demons were relieved that no real call to Jesus had been made and no real Jesus would be showing up in reply.
Satan thrives as both a pagan god and as a false christ. He both writes his own religious texts and contaminates the Word of God, in the Bible, with his sophistry. Let us not assume there are "magical words" that an evil angel cannot speak, for that sets us up for a deception when they show they can speak them.
John uses the word, "homologeo" (#3670) which is translated as, "confesseth", in the KJV (1 John 4:1-3). "Homologeo" contains the concepts of praise and worship. Praising and worshiping a false christ may give the appearance of worshiping the real Christ...but, in seeking to overthrow God's Moral Law, all false christs, false prophets, and evil angels reveal themselves. They do not praise and worship the real Christ, but, instead, are warring against Him and His government, working to deceive people by the appearances they manufacture.
--"His power came as a result of asking His heavenly Father for it, just as earthly humans can ask and receive it. An individual who believes this is of God." This is a deformed and simplistic interpretation which results in the wresting of Scripture. Do Lucifer and his angels know and believe the facts? What does the Bible say?
"Thou believest that there is one God? Thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble." -James 2:19
How many Christians believe the truth about Jesus' incarnation...and yet, choose to follow Satan anyway? Many. Do demons know the truth and believe the facts about Jesus? Yes. Is simply stating/believing a truth enough to prove a person is not a deceiver? No.
When it comes to cruder, more obtuse forms of doctrinal falsehoods, simpler tests can be effective and sufficient in making a correct determination as to the source of the material. However, in these Last Days, Satan is bringing his craft up to a higher level of sophistication and the deceptions he aims at the members of the Remnant Church take a deeper discernment, a more careful study, a more thoroughly honest and accurate approach to Bible study and rational thinking than ever before. A love of the truth is absolutely necessary.
The Apostle John's statement (1 John 4:1-3), taken at face value, is correct for dealing with the truth vs. falsehood dichotomy he is referring to: Jesus Christ came in the flesh vs. Jesus Christ did not come in the flesh. That is the controversy he is speaking about, and he tells the truth of it. However, when Satan contrives a more complex approach to this concept we also need a deeper comprehension of the issues and factors at play. For example, which flesh did Christ come in? Does John explicitly state which flesh he is referring to? We need broader study of God's Word and its definitions, as well as its contexts, in order to discern where something is going; otherwise, it becomes easy to wrest Scripture, dividing it unwisely.
"As spiritualism more closely imitates the nominal Christianity of the day, it has greater power to deceive and ensnare. Satan himself is converted, after the modern order of things. He will appear in the character of an angel of light. Through the agency of spiritualism, miracles will be wrought, the sick will be healed, and many undeniable wonders will be performed. And as the spirits will profess faith in the Bible, and manifest respect for the institutions of the church, their work will be accepted as a manifestation of divine power." -The Great Controversy, 588
--A lengthy re-telling of some Bible history follows at this point, and is omitted here. Any evil angel is able to make a statement of their witnessing of facts and truths recorded in the Bible and history. None of it proves they are not liars seeking ways to deceive and destroy us. Clever and determined liars make efforts to build up a false credibility with their audience by conscripting some truths into their presentations.
--The emotional appeal of the truth to those who love the truth can be used by deceivers to attempt to lure and entrap them in lies. The true and healthy emotional content of the truth is not damaged or lost by firmly rejecting the errors Satan associates with it.
--A lengthy description of events much outside the Bible's revelation dominates the rest of the article. Some of these details may be fact, some may not be fact. We do not know, yet. However, it is unnecessary to know whether such items are true or false in our quest to know if the speakers are truly from God, or, from the father of lies, Lucifer.
--Hymn singing, pretty scenery, friendly voices, beautiful pictures...all very nice things, in themselves. But, when used by liars and deceivers to lure God's people away from His Moral Law we can know---for a certainty---who they really are and what their goal really is: to separate us from Jesus, His grace, and His salvation, sharing in their loss and eternal destruction in the end.
“As has been stated before, Jesus is the Savior of everyone on Earth. Jesus is the only way anyone can be saved from sin. Each individual must pray in faith and accept what Jesus has done. Each must ask for forgiveness of sins and believe the Father will hear and answer their requests, spoken in the most precious name of Jesus. We must also understand that it is through the sacrifice of Jesus that all God’s angels and faithful creations will be kept safe from sin.18 Jesus is and always will be the Savior of all. The precious name of Jesus will always be the only name worthy of being spoken. It was His body and blood, which He sacrificed, that made each of you worthy.”
--The above statement, from this speaker, is made into foolishness if God changes His Moral Law in order to adapt morality to be more convenient for sinners and their salvation, something this "prophet" and these "angels from heaven" have argued is so. Such a doctrine makes the substance of a real definition for sin hazy and vague, changeable and vacuous. Why pray for forgiveness of sin...why pray for power to overcome sin, when God will simply change the definition of sin tomorrow to "help" us? How can any manner of fair, accurate, and intelligent Final Judgment occur if the Divine definition of Morality can be changed at anytime?
--Why send Jesus to die for sin, in the first place, when such a horror could be avoided by altering the Moral Law and, thus, the very definition of sin itself?
--One of the practiced and determined liar's greatest unconquered challenges consists of keeping track of all their lies and avoiding hypocritical self-contradiction.
"I stand there listening to the angels unitedly singing and rededicating themselves. It is their promise and commitment to service. Each proclaims that they accept Jesus and will always need Him. This is why each always says that there is only one name that should be spoken: JESUS."
--Which Jesus? The real Jesus of the entire Bible? The fictitious 'Jesus' people imagine in their minds? The counterfeit 'Jesus' which Satan is preparing to role-play when he makes his appearances on earth as "Christ"?
"Prove all things; hold fast that which is good." -1 Thessalonians 5:21
"And Jesus answered and said unto them, 'Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, "I am Christ!", and shall deceive many.'" -Matthew 24:4, 5
"Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels..." -Colossians 2:18
"Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown." -Revelation 3:11