Prophetic Devotional by Rick Joyner?
Today’s daily devotional by Rick Joyner (excerpted from Rick Joyner’s book, 50 Days For an Enduring Vision) seems ironically prophetic in the light of what has gone on in recent months over at Morning Star Ministries, and all in the name of Jesus…
The deadly tree is called the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil for a reason. The “good” side of the Tree of Knowledge is just as deadly as the “evil” side. When we seek to stand on “goodness” in place of the cross of Jesus Christ, it is an affront to the cross, an affront to God, and is just as much a root of the rebellion of mankind as the evil. The good side of this tree is probably responsible for as much death as the evil side. The good side is more deceptive, which is why it appeared that it was the good side of the fruit that appealed to Eve.
The fruit looked like it was good to eat. This puts another subtle question in Eve’s mind. Why would God withhold something good from her? Many young people fall into this same trap with sex. They think if it feels good, and does not hurt anyone, what’s wrong with it? It does hurt someone…you! It will hurt your relationship to your spouse by placing a tragic weakness in the very foundation of your marriage. It will hurt many throughout their lives with the burden of lust, rather than the freedom to love. The very day you eat from that tree, death will start to work in your life. It looks good, but its fruit is poison.
Then it says that the fruit was a “delight to the eyes.” Isn’t it strange how it went from looking good to being “delightful?” The more we look at sin, the more it will appeal to us.
Todd Bentley might have benefited from the above Day 28 devotion on day 28 of the Lakeland Revival. Rick Joyner may have also benefited by following his own devotional advice in his book. The sheep would have benefited from seeing what true repentance before a Holy God is, where true revival begins. Instead, sin was covered, candy coated and glazed over, and made to look biblical by the twisted words of men.
The more we look at sin and try to justify it, the more it will look right in our own eyes.
‘ This people honors Me with their lips,
But their heart is far from Me.
And in vain they worship Me,
Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’
How sad to see that there are still sheep following after the wolves instead of the shepherd. On that note, this sheep is tired of looking at this fiasco of wolves in sheeps clothing, so until the next gong show, this is sheepy weepy signing off…