My thoughts on ‘The Shack’.

The world will tell you that there is no real gender, that we aren’t born with a definite gender and we can choose what we want to be.

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I believe the book/movie The Shack is the bridge that is crossing that agenda over into ‘Christianity’, and undiscerning Christians are going to fall for it and be swayed. It is being done by having people pre-conditioned by the “gender fluid” agenda that has been in the media the last few years and it is being done subtly, just like Satan did with Even in the Garden of Eden.
‘Did God say you will really die if you eat from this tree?’ said Satan then.
‘Is God really a man and not a woman, or both, or neither?’ Satan is saying now.

‘The Shack’ is feminising God and giving Him no gender, or more than one gender, whereas in the Bible God (Father), Jesus (Son) and the Holy Spirit are all masculine titles.
Don’t be fooled, it’s not as innocent as you might think. It is gearing people up to believe on a false Christ, one that will be coming soon and will deceive many, even many seemingly strong Christians.
Please, don’t just brush this off as me being legalistic, it’s got to do with your eternal future. If you are following after, and beli
eving on a false Christ, you will not be saved and you will not spend eternity in heaven with the Real Saviour.

Let us not forget who runs Hollywood/movie studios either. They are not Christians. Do you really expect Hollywood to make truly biblical movies? Of course not, because they are anti-Christ. They promote sin, they sell sin and you are falling for it by giving them your money to watch movies that go directly against all that God stands for.
Would God want you spending the money He so graciously allows you to have on movies that glorify sin and blaspheme Him?

It really is time for us to be taking a stand in these matters and not allowing ourselves to be deceived by the Enemy.
It’s time to remove the blinders, cry out to the Lord and pray and ask for His wisdom and discernment in all things!

Iron sharpeneth Iron.

“Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.” Proverbs 27:17iron
 
When I think of this verse I think of a butcher. Having worked in a butcher shop when I was younger, I used to see them sharpening their knives with the ‘steel’ as it was called.
When the knife was found to be not as sharp as it ought to be, and not cutting the meat as well as it should be, the butcher will sharpen it on his steel, then it will work as needed.
 
I believe this is how Christians are meant to be sharpening each other.
When one Christian sees that another isn’t quite ‘sharp’ enough, the other is supposed to come alongside them and help sharpen them.
We all have had different journeys to where we are in the Lord and sometimes we may miss something that the Lord has shown someone else (and vice-versa), and this is where the ‘sharpening’ comes in. The other person is then to explain the situation and help the other sharpen their whatever it is tha
t the Lord wants sharpening so that He can use them in a different, better way.
It could be something like sharpening up our discernment, our prayer life, our servanthood etc. If God sees that we are a bit blunt in one area of our life, He will send someone in to be the sharpener.
But, the very important thing not to miss here is that both people need to be willing and able to be the sharpener and or the sharpened.
On one hand, the person that the Lord has shown something needs to be willing and able to be the ‘steel’, the sharpener, and on the other hand, the other person needs to be willing and able to be sharpened. If we are not willing to be either, then we cannot be used as well as we ought for God’s purposes and plans.
 
If we are not willing to be sharpened, then we really are saying ‘no’ to God. We are refusing to allow ourselves to be rebuked, corrected and then used by the Lord. We put ourselves above God and make ourselves our own god when we do this.
 
Are you willing and able?