Devils going to Church
On another day, the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came with them to present himself before him (Job 2:1 NJKV)
Discipleship is a long walk with Christ and the journey is filled with stumbling blocks – it is guaranteed that offenses must come (see Luke 17:1). How are we to react in the advent of offenses and why do they happen? This article discusses offenses by HYBRIDS.
It is becoming scary to go to church nowadays because you just do not know which is genuine. You cannot just regard everyone is your faithful brother or sister within the church. Nowadays, it’s becoming more important than ever before to be led by the Spirit of God, do proper research, fast and pray for guidance for the right church to attend. Of course, this is not applicable to all but those who are spiritually discerning. Oddities of a church could be the allowance of ritual processions of another religion – men dressing half-naked and spiting incantations during church service; in the name of religion tolerance. This admittance – the works of Hybrids.
An Hybrid in biological term is a product of two intercourse between two distinct species. This fusion brings about inherited traits from both parents. In other words, an hybrid is a cross-specie, having traits that are peculiar to the parents. This makes them versatile and adaptable to conditions the parents cannot survive. An example of an hybrid is the mule – a product of intercourse between the horse and donkey – inheriting endurance from the donkey and speed from the horse. Some of the two important traits that defines a Christian – 1) Sanctification by the Spirit – a residue of God in us. 2) The Culture – our general doctrines – singing hymns, going to church etc. An hybrid only possess the cultural traits and because culture is visible, their true nature is hideous and they go unnoticed. Imagine the soothsayer in Acts 16:16-19 goes to church, one would think she is a prophetess. Imagine if the apostles had not descended to Samaria to ensure baptism of the Holy Spirit, a sorcerer would have remained among the brethren unnoticed. They are powerful, undercover agents – their possession of other traits enables them to form alliance with the dark world. They are not pure breeds. And sanctification of the Spirit – they are void of the Spirit, possessing other spirits-
“who comes to you in sheep clothing but inwardly they are ravening wolves” Matthew 7:15 KJV
The possessions of other spirits underlies their mission in the church – to cause offense. These are people by virtue of the spirits they possess, misinterpret and make void the Word of God. For example, justifying the behaviour of Cain in killing his brother Abel or calling their christian brethren Slaves –
“these men are the hidden reefs in your love feasts, shamelessly feasting with you but shepherding only themselves. They are clouds without water, carried along by the wind; fruitless trees in autumn, twice dead after being uprooted.” (Jude 1:12 KJV)
These are people substituting immorality with holiness on the grounds of grace –
“For they mouth empty, boastful words and, by appealing to the lustful desires of the flesh, they entice people who are just escaping from those who live in error.” (2 Peter 2:18 KJV)
A tree is known by its fruits –
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness …” (Galatians 5:22-23 KJV)
They go unnoticed or unidentified in the church because of our spiritual binoculars do not fit the standard of the creator of all creations. The parable of the tares and wheat portrays the perspective of God in comparison to Man. God’s perspective of them is that they are completely different specie to what he has planted. We always see the same – no different specie unless we look closely, our spiritual lives become attuned to God. The thickness of their skin is so tough that it cannot be uncovered by ordinary fire but with pure fire.
The elders will commend that the case of hybrids is not new. Yes, its not new but the Prevalence of Hybrids is what is new. Never in times has there been a time when agents of darkness feels comfortable attending churches, camouflaging as Men or Women of God, occupying offices in churches. They are silent recruiters – passing on these spirits, powers to their children, who inadvertently sees church as an event gathering, having spiritual powers that differs from that of the Spirit of God – hence, we have hybrids.
The Prevalence of Hybrids indicates 3 things
1. Scarcity of the display of power of the Spirit — indicates absence of the Spirit. The absence of the Spirit makes Christianity an abode of fear, an inferior of other religions. Hence, in a gathering of believers where the Spirit is lacking, there are no testaments of divine acts, but activities and sympathetic worship. When the storm of life hits, then there rises a craving for more than activities but what works. This is an example of group of Christians that visits church in the morning but mediums in the night. And the disposition of a clergy to dark powers in order to prove divine acts. There has never been such a time to convince people, especially these group of people of the power of God.
2. The lack of definition of what a Christian life is – a Christian life is that which is filled with the Spirit and garnished outwardly in conducts by the fruits of the Spirit. Hybrids do claim to have the Spirit but their conducts negates that of the Spirit. For example, you have someone who commits adultery and still claims to prophecy.
3. The rise of a faithless generation – the love for the things of the world have subjected this group of Christians to failing the second temptation of Christ (see Luke 4:6-7) . The sayings; “It works like charm” is preferred than “It works as the bible”. Faith application requires patience, but delayed gratification is not a virtue amongst upcoming generation but an easy life; something that works as fast as possible. Christianity does not offer rituals like pagan religions that are costly, but the price of faith.
The story of hybrids concludes with this – being an ardent church goer does not imply genuine Christianity. Should I then forsake the assembly of brethren with this knowledge of hybrids? No, but play my truthful part in fastening the community of believers. Avoiding the assembly of believers because of hybrids is an action rooted in misconceptions of what the kingdom of God is about. The Lord foresaw this and spoke about it – The kingdom of God is the gathering of all types of people both good and bad and then the sorting at the latter days (see Matt 2:20, John 2:2)
“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” (Jude 1:3 KJV)
Most importantly hybrids calls for a closer walk with God. Know your God!!! –
“but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.” (Daniel 11:32 KJV)
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”(Isaiah 40:31 KJV)
“But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,  Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.  And of some have compassion, making a difference:  And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.” (Jude 1:20-23 KJV)
Do not be Offended – And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me