My Precious Friend,
Your letters have reduced me to tears. You are a true disciple of the Spirit of Christ. You are totally right, church is not a building, and membership in the body of Christ has nothing to do with your name written on a church role. Your name is written in the Lambs book of Life and that is all that matters. We belong to the true invisible church of Christ, a building not made with hands, nor mortar, steeples, or pulpits. You are bought by the blood of Christ alone, and your standing before God is “holy and unblameable, and unreproveable in his sight” (Col. 1:22). “You are complete in Him which is the head of all principalities and power, In whom also you are circumcised with the circumcision made with out hands in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ. You are buried, with him in baptism wherein also you are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who has raised him from the dead” (Col. 2:10-12). I could go on and on, but it would only be redundantly true.
The Liberating Secret doesn’t want to condemn any church of God’s who teaches Christ, except the heretical ones that you mentioned in your letter. We have a word to the whole body of Christ. Although, our teaching is not new, since Paul taught it centuries ago, yet it is new to most Christians. That is why we call it a secret. It shouldn’t be, but sadly it is. Most strive to become what they already are in Christ and don’t know it. And even if you have a head knowledge of the truth, that won’t deliver you. The reality of Romans 5:10 (“we are saved daily by His Life.”) Daily deliverance is realized only when we live by Christ’s resurrection life. Most are trying to conform their life, instead of possessing their possessions (crossing the Jordan River) in Christ and draw from the indwelling life of Christ.
I am sending you two copies of my book, The Treasures of Darkness, please give your friend in jail one and keep the other one for yourself. If your friend wants more, I will send them to him. I want my book in most of the jails around the country. I will stand by faith with you that the devil won’t have him, he totally belongs to Jesus.
I often come to Nashville, I have lots of friends there. Some of them are celebrities. Sharon White Skaggs and family, Ron Block with Alison Krauss, as well as lots of unknown very talented folks come to my conference in May. I will put you on my mailing list and you will get a invitation to all that we do. Or you can sign up for my Newsletter on my website. It is a pity you don’t have a computer, my web-site is www.theliberatingsecret.org if someone has one you can see us.
Love and blessings,
Your sister in Christ,
PS Tithing is an Old Testament concept—New Testament realities free us by knowing that all belongs to Christ, not just 10%. Only give what the Spirit tells you, nothing more.
Dear precious friend,
You have asked the wrong person about secular counseling. I wonder just how much it can really help folks. To my mind, these worldly counselors are trying to fix the flesh, and not led people to the One who will set them free. And for Christians they try to fix the supposed old man (which in Christians is a lie because Sin was crucified with Christ). Totally futile in my book!
However, some say that counseling can expose the problem--I take issue with that because they never get the root of the problem, do they? How can people really get heal unless they get to the end of themselves? My husband, Scott often says, If we go to the doctor with a illness, and he sent us out the door with some pills without ever telling us what was wrong with us, wouldn’t we say back to the doctor, “What in the world was wrong with me anyway?” That’s certainly over simplifying the problem, but that is what counseling does in my book. Treat the symptom, but never get to the Spirit root of the problem.
Who knows that an Independent-satanic self-sufficient-self is the real problem? And how can they really counsel that out of a person? Aren’t we glad that Jesus already solved the self problem on our behalf, by being made Sin on the cross, in order that we might be made His righteousness (2 Cor. 5:21).
My son, Dave heard who he was in Christ for years, however, he didn't understand his humanity. He, like many these days, believed the lie and tried to fill his emptiness with drugs. He mistakenly thought that he was a needy-self instead of knowing his fullness in Christ. That delusion was there because he falsely thought that he was just himself living and trying to be something apart from Christ and therefore he thought and lived as if he was needy. "Liar, liar pants on fire," as the saying goes. This kind of thinking is based on unbelief and is not true for Christians. He was saved at 10 years old and was never alone, but to his own thinking, he was “a lonely needy self, striving to be significant, important, and valid to himself, by trying to impress others with his clever mind. He already had all-sufficiency in Christ, but he didn’t know it, nor did he function from that true reality, and therefore, he functioned as if he didn’t have it at all. As one of my friends said once, “He lived the liars life.”
Dave was saved years ago. He knew the Lord and Jesus never left him even in sin, just like He said, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” One time when he was in a bar dealing drugs, he found himself witnessing to a guy. The guy said, "How do you explain how you can be dealing drugs and at the same time telling me about Jesus?" Dave said, "I don’t know myself how, but I can’t help it, I have to tell you about Jesus." Christ was there alright, but what about Dave? This didn’t justify Dave’s behavior, but it did prove to him that the Lord never left him even when he was in sin. Did Dave like himself for being addicted? No, he hated it, but he had no power to deliver himself. That is what he had to learn the hard way through brokenness. Then even though he knew his own helplessness, he could not get free, but he did trust the Lord’s promises to restore and deliver him. We stood by him, but never encouraged him to go to any 12 step program or to secular counseling. We kept telling him who he really was in Christ, and in the fullness of time, God delivered him. Maybe that is not for everyone, but it was for us. To me, faith in the delivering work of the Cross is enough. I know that there is good counseling, but I think that it is hard to find. However, the Lord will lead you, it could be right for your daughter. Our God is not limited and can and does use everything. This is just my opinion.
You know we have the great Counselor within us, It was God who walked him out of it. But we didn't rescue him from the consequences either. Dave was put in jail once for 6 months. Would you believe it, he got anointed by the Holy Spirit with the gift of healing. People got healed, saved, and even delivered from demons through him. The Holy Spirit got hold of him and he hasn't been the same since. He is our Web-minister. He lays hands on people and they get healed he loved witnessing too.
Scott, my husband has come alive and now knows his union with Christ. My youngest daughter is alive with the Holy Spirit. What an awesome God we serve. You are going to experience this kind of release with your daughter’s problem too. I know the Holy Spirit is at work in her. Even if you don't see it, believe it anyway.