Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Words from Jesus...

Words from Jesus are found here and not here. How sad for this woman and her followers. She has the blessing of the priest that Jesus "told" her was the one chosen to guide her: And she has the Vatican's blessing: .."she met with a Vatican official who reviewed the messages and affirmed her and the messages."

I can only wonder who is talking to Jennifer. I KNOW, however, that Jesus said:

Matthew 6:5-15
"And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. 6But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

9"This, then, is how you should pray:
" 'Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10your kingdom come,
your will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
11Give us today our daily bread.
12Forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.[a]' 14For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

The Lord's Prayer is a model prayer. It is not only a prayer for us to repeat; it is a lesson in how to pray and what to pray for. It covers all our needs of body and soul, but it is also concerned about the needs of all our fellow Christians and of all the uncounted millions who do not yet know the Lord Jesus as their Savior. It is an appropriate prayer on every occasion that calls for prayer. It puts first things first, but it leaves nothing out.
From the Matthew commentary by G.J. Albrecht and M.J. Albrecht from the People's Bible Series.

Jesus said this, too:

Matthew 7:15-23

A Tree and Its Fruit
15"Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.

21"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' 23Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'

False prophets direct people through the wide gate and along the broad road that leads to eternal destruction, so Jesus tells us to watch out for them. This implies that we should be able to recognize them and to keep them from leading us astray. They will not be easy to recognize at first glance, because they look harmless, as though they belong among us. They may even be gentle and perfectly sincere. They may be convinced in their own minds that they are proclaiming God's truth on the basis of the Holy Scriptures. And there will be some who claim that they have received special revelations from the Lord in addition to the truths revealed in scripture.
From the Matthew commentary by G.J. Albrecht and M.J. Albrecht from the People's Bible Series.

The reason that this person appears, to me, to be a false prophet is that she leads people away from God's Word. She says that God is still talking and that he is talking through her. That confuses the faithful and will lead them astray. That's this mom's take on it. What do you think?

Note: this post was compiled from the actual website and from an interview with her on the radio this morning.


Jenna said...

Knee jerk initial reaction: Jesus first words to here were "I am he who came to shed the sins of the world."


TKls2myhrt said...

I know. She said that this morning on the radio, too. She clearly isn't studied on scripture at all. To me this is no different that Pat Robertson claiming to have a word from God. It's all a scheme designed to draw our focus away from God's Word, where the real truth can be found, toward someone/something else that intends to mislead us and cause our faith to falter. Only one person fits that description- the one whose name is liar and deceiver.

Bob Waters said...

The Hispanic guy who usually waits on us at the International House of Pancakes is named Jesus. Maybe she means him.