About stephenmendes

I am a native of Barbados, a small tropical island in the Caribbean

DEMONIC DOCTRINES DESTROY DOUBTERS

I want to address some ‘beliefs’ that are destroying the faith of saints and undermining the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Book of Enoch is a blasphemous and heretical corruption of truth that has gained a following recently.

Having been rejected by both Jews and Christians for centuries (and by anybody who has God’s gift of Spiritual Discernment), this book is now touted by some Christians, the heathen and many crackpots as an ‘inspired’ and accurate account of creation, cosmology, multiverse and the origin of good and evil….. as well as the ‘proof’ of Ancient Aliens, UFO’s and trans-dimensional beings ….. even the Flat Earth society takes comfort in it.

Dr. Michael S. Heiser has written many books purportedly answering the questions people have about these fascinating topics…… and even though he vigorously debunks ‘Ancient Astronauts’ and considers himself ‘Christian’ …… it is clear from his writings that His view of the Atonement of Christ and the Wrath and Omnipotence of God are NOT what the Bible actually teaches……. even though he is a Phd expert on ancient languages and highly regarded by everybody….. he has missed the TRUTH….. how come ?

Paul gives us the answer ……1 Corinthians 1:26….. 1 Corinthians 3:19 …… God grants true wisdom and understanding to the humble and meek, and such persons are despised by society…. Isaiah 66:2….. Isaiah 57:15

People fall prey to these ideas and the demons that encourage the delusion because they are seeking knowledge rather than humbly surrendering to Christ. Again Paul says….. 1 Corinthians 8:1

It is important that you read Genesis 3:6 ….. Satan has always held out the carrot of KNOWLEDGE to trap and snare the innocent, ignorant or prideful.

Why can’t Christians follow Christ and be satisfied with what God has done and is doing for them ?

We do NOT have to know all the secrets of the Universe….. it is a red herring of the Devil….. because we can never know what God knows……. why can’t we be satisfied with what God wants for us…… why do we want to be God ?

That, my friend, is exactly what the Devil wants (to be God)….. and he will rule over our lives as long as we continue to share his desires and listen to his lies.

Cry out to Jesus for mercy and deliverance from your wicked self today…… and accept the right of God to reign over His creation….. do not continue to be rebellious like ancient Israel was….. what good did it do them ?….. they suffered for their stiff necked ways…. don’t let that be the story of your life.

Bigger Battles Brewing

Unfortunately, many Christians have an entirely wrong notion about their faith and their responsibilities toward God.

So anxious are we to ‘save’ people that we may even be guilty of not properly explaining what the plan of salvation is actually about and consequently this leads to shallow commitment and lukewarm Christianity that does not truly understand the monumental sacrifice that Christ made on the cross and the response that God expects from us to the death of His dearly beloved Son.

Quite a few churches offer their members a continuous stream of quality entertainment thru their various programs and activities, as if they are trying to outdo the world’s attractions.

People who point out that Christ Himself said, “the flesh profiteth NOTHING” (John 6:63) are quickly regarded as ‘fanatics’ or ‘ascetics’ since the Biblical view is so out of step with current church practices and the Bible is selectively read to prop-up this comfortable condition.

The fact is all who would live Godly in Christ shall suffer persecution (2 Timothy 3:12)…. even when there is no physical persecution, what about the mental attacks of the demons ?….. the closer one draws to God the more these forces try to gain a foothold in a person’s mind …. do not marvel when some minister of the gospel is exposed for sinful behavior, all that has really happened is that such an one failed to guard their mind and was overcome and overrun by filthy thinking …. which ultimately led to similar actions.

In my most recent video of ‘Five Minutes with the Word of God’ I show you how important it is to guard your thoughts and how God has placed in us the ability to do so with the discipline of metacognition.

Playlist for Five Minutes with the Word of God messages

Corrupted Christian Concept

I am noticing more and more a big disconnect between what I see in so-called ‘Christian’ forums and on Youtube and what I see in my Bible.

How is it people are looking to their church or their pastor to ‘hear from God’ instead of seeking to know God personally and hear from Him directly ?

Everyone has a Bible but nobody seems to be able to relate to it ….. except for the purpose of throwing verses at people when convenient to do so.

God wants so much more from us than that,

I hope this short video will challenge you….. there is no substitute to humility and surrender before God.

Five Minutes with the Word of God update

Hello Dear Friends,

A week has passed and I found a way to improve the video quality even though I have not obtained additional video lights as yet, so this next episode is much improved and I trust the short message will minister to your hearts.

I know that it is God’s Will that I continue these short messages on Youtube each week…. but do I need to put a message in here every time I upload another episode ?….. perhaps not, as you can go straight to my video channel and I have created a Playlist for the messages to be added to…. so they will be all available in one place as a series.

It takes considerably longer to write on this blog than it does to make the short video message….. but I have a backlog of messages on Facebook that I need to put here before they sink too deep into the Timeline (of forgetfulness ?).

In this internet world, it’s all about the ‘now’ …. what did you publish today ? …. but I had hoped that timeless message that took me so long to write would remain easily found in Google….. but with the vast volume of internet publishing that is going on worldwide the chances of anybody finding an old message seem dismal.

Why not send me some feedback ? I would love to hear from my readers.