Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Recognize demon strategies in the Church

Those leaders who do not properly answer criticism or questions from their flock, and instead habitually turn any questioning on its head against the questioner so the focus is all on the questioner, are deceivers and abusers. The tactic works brilliantly – they know this full well which is why they use it. It is undermining and very effective indeed.

... Instead of answering the question, or even needing to, the focus remains on the person’s asking – their hurts, their lack of faith, their lack of love, lack of servanthood, their cynicism, bitterness or rebellion, their lack of wisdom, character, maturity, age or anointing or prophetic ability - or their demonic spirits or whatever the leaders decides to attack. If they know the person’s weaknesses it is really easy to silence them – if the person does not know better – and youth are particularly easy prey for this reason.

Advise: DO NOT confess any of your sins to any Church leader, they will use it against you to maintain their power over you. 

And even if the accusation against the questioner is not true but it will hit home most times to some degree as no one is perfect and most Christians especially in these environments do not have really tough skins or have confidence in the word or themselves under God, it does not really matter as any audience of listeners in the group will side with the leader, the abuser, and not the questioner, as the leader is far above and deemed more anointed, and is more loved and trusted than their colleague who is but a mere peer.
And regardless, the doubt has been sown about the questioner/s and his motives, and so the questioners are deemed to be the one at fault not the leader. And the focus remains there on the questioner not the actual issue in hand !
At best it gets the person back into line with the original question forgotten about, at worst it is a distraction and changes the focus to another subject and person. But it is not at all godly. It is totally abusive.
Ger Groenhart It is all about self affirmation of the leaders. They violate the basic principle in christianity. There should be no leaders in the first place!!!! Even those that would patiently answer questions would answer them in a way that affirms their positions.  

------------------------------------------------------------ Nicolaitan

Anything that causes the church to function in a way contrary to what God intended is a Nicolaitan spirit that Christ Jesus hates.

So why would Jesus hate the Nicolaitan clergy systems that have long since become so prevalent in the church? I believe that the answer is because these systems have created a two-tier form of Christianity. They have elevated a minority of “professional” people over the “common” people. They have conquered and subdued the common people to such an extent that the Body of Christ no longer functions like Christ intended His body to function. The common people have become lethargic spectators and often cannot seem to even hear the Holy Spirit for themselves. They have caused the common people to think that only the clergy can serve God and that ministry is their job alone. The priesthood of believers that God intended for the church has instead become only the priesthood of the clergy .

The problem is the elevating of the flesh over the walking in the Spirit. The problem is that, instead of the fathers feeding the children as it’s supposed to be, it is the children who are feeding the fathers. The problem is ultimately failing to obey God and walking instead according to our own carnal desires. Anytime when this happens, we have also become Nicolaitans.
‎(Source willrochow @JohnTheDisciple) 

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  1. Who are the Nicolaitans?

    It comes from two Greek words, “Nike” (or “Nikos”) and “Laios” (or “Laos”). The first word (Nike) means to conquer, subdue, or overcome. The second word (Laios) means a body of people, or the common people.
    When we put these two words together, we arrive at a definition of Nicolaitans as

    “conquerors of the common people.”

  2. Then, in Revelation 2:14-15, the Nicolaitans are spoken of in the same breath as the teaching of Balaam. The word “Balaam” also comes from two words; “beli” which means “conqueror”, and “haam” which means “the people.” Put together, Balaam seems to be the Hebrew equivalent of the Greek Nicolaitan, or

    “conqueror of the people.”

  3. Nicolaitans were people within the body of believers in Ephesus and Pergamum who came to have a major controlling influence among the people?
    They were people who positioned themselves above the "common people" and who claimed some sort of authority over them?