I am not sure exactly where God is going to take this, but I know He wants me to address the double minded issue. I know when God first started to raise me up as a watchmen to warn the slumbering church; I had know idea how difficult a road I was heading down, and the farther I travel down this road the more difficult and impossible it appears to be. I do know that through God all things are possible to him that believes, but I am so sickened and saddened by the spiritual condition of God’s people in America.
I have been in churches all over America and denomination after denomination and every single church I have visited is in deep trouble spiritually with God. For the most part, God’s people are in worse shape and have more curses operating in their lives than the people of the world. Christians, so called believers, have no idea what the true gospel of the kingdom or the message of salvation even is. For years I have been going to pastors, in the nicest way I knew how, and exposed a lot of the false doctrines and lies they taught from their pulpits, and showed it to them right out of their bible. Most of them responded by throwing stones at me and telling me I was crazy or I was teaching blasphemy. Jesus was treated the same way by the church leaders when He came on this earth 2000 years ago, and He was the Son of God.
The church denominations have molded and preached a Jesus of their own liking in much the same way the children of Israel went to Aaron after God had led them out of Egypt and said will you make us a God to worship. Will you make us a God. Moses had gone up On mount Sinai to receive the ten commandments for forty days and the people of God grew restless. So they went to Aaron and said we don’t know what’s become of Moses and he has be gone along time and for all we know he may not even be coming back so will you please give us a God to worship. Aaron told the people sure, I will preach or make you a God to worship just give me your gold and silver and your money and I will serve you up a God. We know that Aaron took their gold and silver and tossed it into a fire and made them a golden calf to worship. It said when he was done with this calf, the children of God rose up early to play. Which means the children of God rose up to play the harlot. It is know different today. Jesus rose from the grave two thousand years ago and ascended back to heaven and told his disciples to stay on the alert because He was going to come back to earth and claim His bride and pronounce judgment against the wicked or unbelievers. But Jesus has been gone along time and God’s people have grown restless and they have gone to various men or preachers and have asked for them to go and Hear God for us and come back and tell us what He says, and all that He tells you we will obey.
So now in America, we have over four hundred different denominations to pick and choose from. We have a Baptist Jesus, a Methodist Jesus, a Pentecostal Jesus, a Catholic Jesus, a Presbyterian Jesus, a Episcopal Jesus, a Lutheran Jesus, oh and we can not forget the Charis-maniacs Jesus. There is a different Jesus for every possible lifestyle or want. So here we are as professing Christians of one particular denomination or another thinking we are doing pretty much everything right and we ask God for something and we don’t feel like we push through. Does anyone out there reading this think that? There are reasons why the word of God does not work in our lives. The word of God is supposed to work. You are supposed to get your prayers answered. When the word of God is not working in your life you need to start looking at the different areas of your life to see what‘s wrong. Most of it can all be tied back to double mindedness . This is one the biggest issues in the church where Christians are trying to walk both ways. We have been led to think we can walk both ways and it will not harm us and that is a problem with our theology and doctrines.
One of the things we need to look at first is the purpose of scripture in our lives because a lot of people or doctrines preach or teach different ways. There are people who have feel good messages. There are people who beat you up. There are all types of preaching and teaching. I get real tired of hearing people teach or preach God’s word from a doctrine instead of teaching straight out of God’s word. Turn to 2 Timothy 3:12: And indeed all who desire to live godly will be persecuted. Have you ever read that? It says all, all, all of those who desire to live Godly will be persecuted. If you are going to try and live Godly brother there is going to be a persecution by people, by the demonic realm, by the people of this world, by your family, and especially other professing Christians. If you can’t handle that then you will not live Godly. But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse deceiving and being deceived. Isn’t that amazing that the impostors are deceiving people but they themselves are deceived. So there are a lot of people who masquerade as apostles, prophets, teachers, and pastors and they are impostors. They are deceived people, and they are deceiving people.
You however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them. And that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. Now I don’t see anything in there that says scripture is supposed o make you feel so good. I don’t see that; do you see that? Scripture is supposed to teach, reproof, correction, and training. Now for anyone who has ever competed in team sports, when you are in training most of it is a lot of hard work and correction. I know when I played football my coaches where always pointing out what I was messing up on and needed to improve on. Do you see what I am saying? So the purpose of scripture is to reproof, correct, and train you. So if we had it all right there we be no need to study and learn all of God’s word. We could just all go out their and be okay. We could all show up on Sundays for a little pep talk and life would be good. So the word of God is to equips you so you can do the work. So in other words you can not do the work if you do not have the equipment and the tools. You would think righteousness should just be automatic. I am righteous because I said the prayer, but here it says you have to be trained in righteousness. So righteousness is not automatic. We have to be trained to walk in righteousness. I know this is true because most of the people I talk to and minister to have had a difficult time walking in righteousness and need training on this.
Okay so now that we know God’s word is for reproof, correction, and training; lets look at God’s word and see what he has to say about double mindedness in James 1:1. James, a bond servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes who are dispersed abroad, greetings. Consider it all joy, my brethren when you encounter various trials; now let me ask you this guys do all of you consider it joy when you are going through various trials? I know most of the people I pray with on a daily basis are always complaining. I am yet to have anyone come into my office and go praise God I just lost everything today. Praise the Lord my wife just beat me up while I was asleep. Praise God for all the trouble and financial problems, all the problems with my children, all the problems with my employer. I just love it praise God. I have not heard as of yet anybody say that to me when they come to me for prayer. So God’s way of looking at things is different because He says consider it joy. Knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. So what is happening here. Let me tell you. God is checking you out to expose or bring out your double mindedness. You are going to find out when this stuff comes how double minded you are. You are going to find out yeah! I love God as long as it is going well, but as soon as things are not going well they start going the other direction. You are double minded. That’s the purpose of the trial to expose this in your life so you can deal with this, repent, and turn away from it.
So testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have it’s perfect result that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. But if any of you lacks wisdom let him ask of God, who gives to all men generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith without any doubting. Now here is the problem. How many of you most of the time when you pray expect God to answer what you are asking for? Are you just going through the motions? for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being double minded man, unstable in all his ways. In other words, when you come to God, and you do not come in faith, and you don’t come believing; it says you are double minded. In other words you are asking God to do something, but you don’t believe He is going to do it. That is double minded. It’s stupid. You don’t really believe God.
Now when this happens in our life we have got to figure out why that is happening and deal with it. The trials and testing in our life reveals the double mindedness in our life. Doubt is double mindedness and it says you wont receive nothing from God. So a double minded man can not have faith that means we don’t get anything. A lot of the times when Christians pray especially in the area of healing and deliverance absolutely nothing happens; so I would say double mindedness is a big deal. I think this leads to a lack of faith. So we as believers have to address the issue of double mindedness and understand exactly what that it is. Double mindedness gets no healing and no deliverance. I have seen people come from deliverance and not get it. There is a double mindedness issue in that persons life or it could be a issue in the person praying for you. You can have a person wanting to get set free from anger or alcohol for example, but not believing they can get set free, and they don’t really trust God and they are double minded. So my question to you is how do we get double minded? That is what I want to address and show you straight out of your Bible.
Here is the definition for double minded in the Greek. It means of two minds or two minds wavering. Many people I have bee praying for in the lasted few years I have noticed there will be like to different people. I have talked to many husbands and wives that have told me their spouse is like two different people. Does anybody know I am talking about here? I hear and see this all the time when ministering to people. I have watched this happen. I watched people switch on me right in the middle of praying for them. I have seen people that I know who will be one way one time and the next time be a totally different person. God has been teaching me how to deal with this when praying for a person and I have been seeing God help a lot of these people and set them free from a double minded way of thinking. It is so wild when things are going one way they are like I love you Lord; I love my husband; I love my wife; I love home made ice cream, and then when something else happens in their life they will be like I don’t care if I go to hell; get out of my face; I don’t like you; I don’t care what you want! They are double minded. Do you see what I am saying here? They have two completely different mind sets. When you have a split like that in a individual you will often times see deionization of that person in that different mind set. I have seen this many times.
When you look up the word double minded in the Hebrew it means divided or half hearted. Have ever seen someone serve the Lord half hearted? It’s double mindedness. If you don’t serve the Lord with all your heart it is double mindedness. If you don’t love the Lord with all your heart it is double mindedness. It is a heart issue, and we have not really come to grips with this or addressed the seriousness of it in the church. It is very important you understand this because if you are divided, or two minds, or two mind sets then do you know what the Bible says. A house divided can not stand. It does not say it might not stand, but it says it will not stand. You know it was interesting back in the civil war days that Abraham Lincoln based his decision saying a house divided can not stand upon what he saw in the scriptures. Abraham Lincoln new that if America got divided it would fall, and he knew it was worth the sacrifice of thousands of lives to bring the unity back. Now that took a lot of guts for him to do that. Think if you where president and you had to declare war on your self.
Now lets look at some scriptures on the subject of double mindedness. Now you have heard these scriptures before so when you look at these I want you to see them as they relate to double mindedness. Turn to Luke 16:10-13 He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much. You know what a lot of people think? If I had a lot now I would be a lot better. I got a little and I am not going to be able to do much. That is double mindedness. He who is unrighteous in a little thing is unrighteous also in much. Jesus understands you and me and He watches the little things in your life to see if you or I is double minded. Because a double minded man is unstable in all his ways. He is not going to give you what you want if you are double minded because He is not going to give t to people who are unstable. I am telling you what! Your family will be in trouble. Your ministry will be in trouble all because of double mindedness. Faithful or full of faith is the opposite of double mindedness. That what we just read in James earlier. If you ask in faith without doubting. Otherwise if you doubt you are double minded. If you are faithful in the little things then you will be faithful also in much, and he who is unrighteous in a very little is unrighteous also in much. If therefore you have not been faithful in the use of unrighteous mammon, who will entrust the true riches to you? And if you have not been faithful in the use of that which is another’s who will give you that which is your own. This is all talking about double mindedness. No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will hold to one and despise the other. This is the problem with the church. We try to serve two things. You can not do this. You are going to see this over and over in the scriptures and yet we have been taught that you can serve two masters as it relates to salvation and you an walk both ways and its okay and it will not kill you eternally and it is a complete and total lie. You can not serve God and wealth and you can not serve God and serve anything else especially the devil or your flesh. Now look at Luke 16:14; now the Pharisees who where lovers of money, so guess what? They where double minded. That is why most of the Pharisees went to hell. The Pharisees of Jesus day where pretty much no different than the majority of preachers, teachers, and prophets of today especially in America so guess what? Do I even have to say it?
You know that reminds me of a individual who was one a mighty man of God. He had a heart for the lost. He traveled all over the US and would fill up convention centers and hold these huge crusades back in the seventies and eighties. I remember as a youth going to one of his crusades. Then God sent to him a very humble but mighty apostle prophet. This apostle cam to this evangelist and told him the salvation message he had been crusading around the country was wrong and was actually a false salvation message. Not only was the message this mighty evangelist preaching not the right one, but if He was preaching the true gospel of Jesus then the Power of God would follow and confirm the message with the true signs of a believer. This evangelist repented and cried out to God and then for a little while traveled with the apostle prophet around the country teaching the true salvation message and holding deliverance seminars. I was fortunate enough to get to go to one of these seminars when I was only twelve years old in Waco TX. It forever changed my life. This apostle prophet spoke with an authority that could only be described as amazing. I have heard hundreds and hundreds of supposedly mighty many of God speak and none of them could hold a candle to the anointing and power this man operated in, and yet he was the most humble man I had ever met. He was always glorifying Jesus for the deliverances and miracles and would not even take even the slightest amount of credit for himself. Many people who thought they where saved where getting re-saved and where having demons cast out of them and people where getting healed of all types of sicknesses. People had traveled from all over the country for this man to lay hands on them for sicknesses. This man laid hands on all of them. He did not ask for money and he would pray for hours and hours for all the sick and hurting people late into the night. He was a true disciple of Christ. He was nothing like the harlotry you see on Christian television today that tries to exploit spiritual gifting for profit. They are making a mockery of the things of God and their false signs and wonders they has deceived many. However God has allowed these men to go on unmolested preaching doctrines of demons to test the hearts of His people. However there time of deception is coming to an end very soon and God is going to pour out His wrath on all the hirelings and false prophets and they will be consumed. Anyway back to my story, then persecution started to come against the evangelist for supporting this apostle prophet from all of the pastors and teachers from all over America that had supported the evangelist for many years. The pastors where crying out to this mighty evangelist “Have you lost your mind? Casting demons out of Christians is unheard of. That’s not Biblical. That man you are running with is of the devil and he is casting out demons by the power of the devil. If you don’t stop supporting this so called apostle prophet then we will be forced to black ball you and turn our backs on you. “ Then one of the saddest things happened. This great evangelist ran for the hills in much the same way Elijah ran from Jezebel. To save face he turned his back on the apostle prophet and chose to seek the approval of men over the approval of God, and just like that lost the powerful anointing for evangelism that God had given him. The apostle prophet went home to be with the Lord almost three years after his ministry had started. I believe I was fourteen years old and I think it was in 1984. I have met only one other man in my life to this point that has that same authority, power, and anointing this prophet walked under. Today the evangelist and his wife have a religious version of the Oprah Winfrey show. It is sad thing to see. This man has fallen into spiritual harlotry against God and he is so blinded and deceived he can not see it. His television show will promote pretty much any and all types of spiritual harlotry and false prophets to raise capital for his ministry. The saddest part of all is if this man does not wake up and repent very quickly God is going to judge this man and his family. This man was willing to sell his birthright in the same way Esau sold his birthright. It breaks my heart.
This man is consumed by religious pride which may be the most evil and wicked of all sins. If you have pride in your heart it will keep you from having a pure heart, and secondly, it will deceive you into thinking it is not a big deal, and surely God will not spew you out of his mouth for a little pride issue. I still hope and pray that somehow this man will awaken from his slumber before it’s too late so he is not cast into outer darkness. As a matter of fact most of the pastors and prophets God sends me to warn have this same spiritual pride issue operating in their life and it is caused by being double minded. They being deceived and misled by a spirit of harlotry, that masquerades as the Holy Spirit, and says you can walk both ways and it will not bring eternal death. It is the same thing Satan told Eve in the garden of Eden and it is the same deception he using today to drag so many of the people of God straight to hell with him. God says my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
I am going to stop right here because I am so tired and have to work tomorrow. I havn’t even began to scratch the surface on this issue of double mindedness, but I will continue this subject later on. I hope this has been at least a little help. Remember dear brothers and sisters that only the pure in heart will see God. Stay on the alert and do not fall asleep and let the enemy come and steal your clothes of righteousness. The promise to believers is to him that overcomes. God bless you all and good night!