"There was once a man who wanted a harvest of turnip greens. He planted the seeds and as the seeds came to life he gathered them. However, along the way he never tried to turn turnip greens into collard greens. He also knew that to eat the greens he had to gather them. Now someone else could have gathered them but he wanted four pounds. Although all had scales and means to measure and weigh greens some made mistakes. Some even willfully made mistakes.
The old man decided that the best way to get his four pounds was to gather and weigh the greens himself."
"I looked further and I saw two men who said they wanted to know God. However, one man relied on a Preacher to tell him of God. While the other man, who was wise relied on several sources. The Holy Spirit, the Bible, the Preacher and his own study. As you know one man was righteous and one was unrighteous. The righteous will have eternal life while the man that only relied on a Preacher will have death forever."
Peace and Love,
Carl Patton writing for the FreedomJournal September 24, 2002 in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
FREEDOMJOURNAL RESPONDS TO THE DISTORTION OF SCRIPTURE ON ANOINTING
BY MR. BROWN
ANOINTING SERIES: DISCERN TRUTH FROM LIES
PART 3: THE ANOINTING OF JESUS AND THE APOSTLES
Those that read and study the Bible for Truth consistently see that Jesus and the Apostles were anointed to render great power. However the Bible is clear that great power is not extended to all believers. Sadly in the world today we have a great throng of mis-guided people that think that God has given the believers the power that was passed to the Apostles and Jesus. To justify this false claim they reveal that all can have this power. Although the mere pew member will not have the power of miracles like the False Prophets who call themselves Bishops and Rev. /Dr's.
We continue with the scripture that Mr. Brown claims renders him and his blind flock miraculous power.
2 Corinthians 1:21 "Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God.
FreedomJournal: This time Mr. Brown did note the entire scripture. However this scripture does not mean that Mr. Brown are all Christians have miraculous power because they are anointed? This verse in no way sanctions that all Christians are somehow anointed with great power etc. In fact this verse refers the same principles previous noted in 1 John 20 and 27.
The word Stablisheth means to confirm or strengthen a person in this work. For the record a superficial reading of the Bible and those that are ignorant of a correct way of reading and studying the Bible and of course those that willfully and with premeditation lie on the Bible take a word in a verse and run with it. Just because the word anointing is used here does not mean we can make this apply to a particular situation that we have chosen. This is a classic means by which the Slick Preachers mis-guide and beguile the Foolish who rely on them and not God. Brethren we warn you that God has commanded that we exercise individual responsibility in studying the Bible. To rely on False Prophets and the Foolish in the Pulpits is not of God.
Luke 4:18 "The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he anointed me to preach the gospel
to the poor..."
FreedomJournal: Again Mr. Brown only mentions part of a scripture. However he is careful to note the part of the verse that has the word anointed. We will note the entire verse and you will be able to clearly see that this verse refers to Jesus and not man.
Luke 4:18. "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
Here we see a powerful scripture rendered by Jesus Christ the Savior of humankind. In this chapter of Luke Jesus is teaching the Brethren. Jesus also notes that God has anointed him. Nowhere in this verse is Jesus or the writer inferring that God has ordained that man will have the power of God. For the record we are now in the Christian Dispensation. The Old and New Testaments have been completed and the Apostles have passed. NO ONE THIS INCLUDES THE VARIOUS VERY POPULAR HEALING PREACHERS AND THOSE FILLED WITH THE DEVILISH LUST OF MONEY PROSPERITY HAVE ANY MIRACULOUS POWER THAT GOD GAVE THE APOSTLES AND JESUS.
Before commenting on verse 18 let us turn to verse 17.
Luke 4:17. "And he was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written."
The ruler of the synagogue observed and respected the position of Jesus. He handed him the Book of Isaiah. Jesus was divinely inspired. (Let it be written that those that claim that they are divinely inspired like Jesus are committing blasphemy). Jesus did not need a copy of the Book because he knew its contents. However, reading from the Book was proper in the Synagogue.
Now turn back to Luke 4:18. This passage is previously noted in Isaiah 61:1-3. This is the prediction for the Spiritual Mission of Jesus Christ and not the prediction of the Spiritual Mission of False Prophets. For more clarity we note that this Spiritual Mission should not be confused with the Spiritual Mission of believers. Our mission is not to heal are perform miraculous feats. Our mission is to bear witness of God's power through Faith. HOWEVER AGAIN WE NOTE THAT MANY COME TO PROFIT FROM THE WORD OF GOD. THUS CLAIMING THAT THEY HAVE GOD'S POWER. THE LOGIC HERE IS THAT IN A SIN SICK WORLD OF MATERIALISM MANY WILL PAY FOR THE POWER OF GOD BLINDLY THINKING THAT A SLICK PREACHER HAS THIS POWER.
The FreedomJournal stands in the Gap noting that these Devils are liars and Hell-Bent. As you read and study Luke 4:18 you will see that the statements in this passage and the prediction noted in Isaiah 61:1-3 also make reference to the miraculous cures Jesus was to perform. This verse does not say that all people would have this power. (Also see Hebrews 1:9 for the anointing of Jesus and not man).
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