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Dec 4, 2017

 

Jesus Calling PART 11 - New Age "Messages": Sarah Young's Contemplative Prayer Method Identical to Passive, Telepathic-Psychic Literary Mediumship!

An 11 Part Audio Series by Chris Lawson

Currently being broadcast on Radio Refuge (Nov/Dec 2017), each trailer episode is ten minutes in length and includes a short content overlap to assist new listeners. This discernment teaching message is also available as one lengthy audio under the title, Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling Messages Compared to Spirit Channeled Messages (See episode menu).

See SRN Jesus Calling Exposed article and review archive.

Note for Jesus Calling devotional readers: This series includes direct quotes from the Jesus Calling author Sarah Young, from her personal interviews with news correspondents. These quotes are then compared to definitions from The Donning International Encyclopedic Psychic Dictionary (June G. Bletzer, Ph.D.).

Part 11

  • The spirit of truth, and the spirit of error

1 John 3:24-4:5“And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us. 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. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.”

  • Many undiscerning people are going to gobble up Sarah Young’s book because they are not discerning and cannot decipher between New Age spirituality that is wrapped in Christian terminology, versus biblical theology that is straight from the text of the Bible.
  • If a New Age “Jesus” is coming through the book Jesus Calling, and it is contradicting New Testament theology, the message of the Epistles, and the message of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, then you’ve got a counterfeit Jesus—you’ve got a false Jesus—and the Jesus of Jesus Calling is not Jesus of Nazareth! That’s it—that’s just the bottom line!
  • There is so much material refuting this book and yet people still don’t want to hear the truth.
  • Our ministry (Spiritual Research Network) has lost quite a bit of support simply because we’ve printed literature, we’ve got our web pages up, saying “Look, this is what’s going on!” And people get mad. Well, they get mad, they can have their Jesus Calling, they can have the counterfeit "Jesus" of Jesus Calling and they can get that nice fluffy spiritual buzz—they can laugh at the future, they can get the New Age buzzwords, the New Age philosophy, you know the teachings that “God is in everything” (pantheism) and the plants and the rocks and the trees and the cows and the grass and the dung, you know, that’s, that’s, that’s Hinduism—God is in all things! That’s not biblical Christianity—okay—you gotta make a decision!
  • If you do end up passing the literature on to expose Jesus Calling, be kind to them, be nice to them, our goal here is not to slander Sarah Young, it’s just to say, "Hey look—if Sarah Young’s not telling the truth—she’s deceived!"
  • And if she’s deceived, well there’s been enough literature put out there now, for her to say, “Gosh you know what—I was wrong! Man, I was deceived—I’m sorry!” For her to come full-circle, and repent, and say “You know what? Man I was deceived by a counterfeit Jesus! Whoaaaa—how incredible is this deception that’s affecting the church in the last days!”
  • Well that’s what she should do! But is she? No, she’s not! What’s the date today? It’s March 18, 2015. What’s the publisher done? The publisher has changed things up—the publisher’s done damage control.

View or purchase this BOOKLET TRACT: Changing “Jesus Calling”—Damage Control for a False Christ by Warren B. Smith http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=16349

  • Sarah Young should come out and say, “You know what, you know what, we’re not, we’re not, we’re not about that, you know, were not gonna change things up and deceive people!” Has she done that? No! Is she coming full-circle and saying “You know what—I got the wrong Jesus!” No she’s not!
  • So, that leaves it up to us as Christians—who read our Bibles, who test the spirits, who warn of deception, who preach the true Gospel, to say, “You know what? I don’t think Sarah Young should be listened to! In fact, I think you should take that book and get rid of it. And don’t give it to somebody, because it’s gonna lead them down a false road to a counterfeit Christ!
  • Jesus said, “[M]any shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.” The “Jesus” of Jesus Calling is a counterfeit christ—a counterfeit Jesus.

Matthew 24:3-5 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? 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 24:11-13 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved."

Matthew 24:23-26 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not."

  • Satan wants to use false teachers and false prophets to deceive the church today—people who are true Christians!
  • Many Christians think that we cannot be deceived—as Christians!
  • Remember what Peter said, Lord, though all forsake you, I won’t! And Peter forsook Jesus, and so did the disciples, before Jesus was crucified.

Matthew 26:33-35 Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended. Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples."

  • Self deception! We can all fall into self-deception!
  • What about “judging”? We don’t want to judge people’s hearts; we don’t want to judge Sarah Young’s heart. It seems like she has good intentions.

Mathew 7:1-5 Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye."

  • Beware of false prophets!
  • Jesus said, “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven.”

Matthew 7:15-23 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."

Conclusion

  • Would to God that Sarah Young would repent, that Sarah Young would go full-circle and apologize, and say “You know what, I’ve misled people. I’ve been deceived by a false counterfeit Jesus—a spirit masquerading as Jesus, who has given false teaching and New Age principles and concepts through these alleged listening prayer, meditative, passive listening messages”—that she’s allegedly received from Jesus.
  • That’s our desire today is to see her repent and to turn around and say, “I’m sorry, I was wrong!” And, to see the publisher (Thomas Nelson Publishers) come out and acknowledge that they have done damage control—simply because they were exposed for the unscriptural content that they have been publishing.
  • Only through the biblical Jesus of Nazareth could this happen—it would be a miracle!

If you have been deceived by Jesus Calling, know that it’s not the biblical Jesus of Nazareth who has deceived you!

Chris Lawson
Jude 3

See also: www.Spiritual-Research-Network.com