Summary: The Spirit of Confusion has been released by the enemy to deceive the people of God and confuse the world. We now have people that are not able to differentiate between the truth and lies.
Avoiding the Spirit of Confusion
Bishop Melvin L. Maughmer, Jr.
OPENING:- Last week I spoke about Beware A Warning to the People of God and I dealt with False Prophets, Ear Ticklers, Heretic’s and so on that are operating in the church or rather under the guise of the church and holiness that are deceiving the people for personal gain or telling them just what they want to hear because the Bible says that in the last days perilous times shall come and they are heaping unto themselves teachers having itching ears. This spirit of deception has cause people to be confused.
Back in the 70s the R&B group “The Temptations” made a song called “Ball of Confusion”. Some of the lyrics of that song are: - People moving out, people moving in Why? Because of the color of their skin. Run, run, run but you sure can't hide. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. Vote for me and I'll set you free Rap on, brother, rap on. Well, the only person talking about love thy brother is the preacher. And it seems nobody's interested in learning but the teacher. Segregation, determination, demonstration, integration Aggravation, humiliation, obligation to my nation Ball of confusion Oh yeah, that's what the world is today. Cities ablaze in the summertime. Evolution, revolution, gun control. Where the world's headed, nobody knows Just a ball of confusion Oh yeah, that's what the world is today. Fear in the air, tension everywhere Unemployment rising fast, If I might add coronavirus taking lives, no definite cure or vaccine insight, political strife like never before society out of hand news media soundbites people just don’t understand it’s a Ball of confusion That's what the world is today.
Today I want to talk about “Avoiding the Spirit of Confusion”.
SCRIPTURE:- 1 Corinthians 14:33 says “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.”
CONFUSION is a weapon of warfare and it is one of the most used battle tools of the kingdom of darkness. Within the church there are those whom so many look towards to provide spiritual leadership, believing that the Holy Ghost has made them overseers to feed the church of God, yet they appear to be more confused and uncertain than those whom they are leading or they are confusing the people operating under the spirit of confusion.
There are those who firmly stand on the truth of the Word of God and distinguish right from wrong they diligently strive to separate truth from error. Nevertheless; there seems to be a confusion so deep and so widespread that people who are hungry and thirsty for the unadulterated Word of God and to have a true relationship with Him cannot perceive which leaders are faithful to the truth from the ones that are deceiving people and only looking for monetary gain and prestige. Sadly, in their discouragement they try not to be greatly concerned and go along doing church but lacking that true relational experience.
Something is wrong, and it needs to be tackled, people need to be made aware of how to avoid the spirit of confusion operating today. People are dying on their way to hell confused thinking that sin is alright and without holiness are able to see the Lord. The church is becoming impotent, dying, and ineffective because of the Spirit of Confusion. Revelation 12:12 says “……Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time”. He understands his time is short and therefore, he is working hard to confuse people.
UNDERSTAND: - The Spirit of Confusion has been released by the enemy to deceive the people of God and confuse the world and it is effectively doing just that. We now have people that are not able to differentiate between the truth and lies, often fighting the truth thinking it is lies and accept lies believing they are truth.
The enemy in these last days is sending his preachers who preach intoxicating teachings to poison the Church, their words are often tearing down the truth and bringing a spiritual leprosy to the Church. So often now we have people preaching a water down version of the Word of God and it is killing the truth or they are preaching an ego massaging message that is putting the people of God into a spiritual slumber.
1 Timothy 4:1-3 says “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron. Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth”.