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The Arrogance of Darkness

“So once again I will do things that shock and amaze them, and I will destroy the wisdom of those who claim to know and understand” (Isaiah 29:14 CEV).

We received the following e-mail, which was one man’s take on religion and our letters addressing false religious spirits, teachings, and spiritual error:

Amazing!
The thing that is said to bring *unity* brings more *separation* than anything that has ever been.

Love has killed more than hate ever has. (Although I think hate is catching up.)

Those that are in the greatest darkness (only in the sense of misunderstanding; not some threat of eternal hell) work so hard to */save/ *others that /*they*/ feel are in darkness.

The way we take and base our whole experience with God on the experiences that others had with God over 2000 years ago. And then even what we believe about those experiences has already been decided (interpreted) by those that have gone before us, so that basically we just decide who’s interpretation we want to agree with so as to never go past the surface and truly experience God in the fullest.

In fact, most reverence the bible to the point that they could never imagine that it is possible right now, today for a person to move past the bible in their relationship with God when that is exactly what we were supposed to do from the very beginning.

How long will man go on destroying himself and everything around him before he will accept the fact that maybe he is mistaken about some things? That maybe there is more to God and Life than he thought.

When will man, yes that includes Christians, Catholics, and Muslims, grasp the hand of the Father with one hand and the hand of the Son with the other, and take a look outside the box?

It is time! It is past time!

Drop all of the already decided upon ideas about what is and what is not, just for a moment, and take a look around the rock you live on. Man has definitely missed something.

What you claim to be seeking after and striving for, you are pushing further and further away from you.

Do you trust God enough to look outside the box?

Even this message. If you knew who it is that is writing to you, you would not be having the thoughts that are in your head at this moment.

Think about it………….or not. It’s up to you.

There is more to God than you have believed.

There is more to Life than you have believed.

What? Can you not imagine that it is possible?

They didn’t think that they were mistaken about the world being flat either.

I AM

Victor’s reply:

Russ, greetings in that wonderful Name of the Jesus Christ, Lord of lords, King of kings, and Creator of all!

Russ, we know God, He Who says, and is, “I AM.” You are mistaken when you say, “What you claim to be seeking after and striving for, you are pushing further and further away from you.” Where did you ever get the notion we were “seeking after and striving for”? We have arrived to be with, in and for Him, here and now. We are born of Him, His sons and brethren at the same time, very spirit of His Spirit. How then can we be “pushing further and further away”? You do greatly err. Read Our Testimonies and see for yourself.

You speak of unity as though that is God’s and our goal. Sorry! Wrong again, along with so many others. Here is what Jesus Christ said:

“Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth. I did not come to send peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a man’s foes shall be those of his own household. He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me” (Matthew 10:34-37).

You are in misunderstanding, if not idolatry, of the place and time for unity. Read Unity.

Indeed, Love has killed more than hate ever has! In that you are right. God is love. In His hands are the keys of Death and Hell. He kills and makes alive:

“The Lord is the giver of death and life: sending men down to the underworld and lifting them up” (1 Samuel 2:6 BBE).

He alone is able to do these things. Hate has never been able to do anything. And who are you to question His ways? Here is an enlightening Scripture for you:

“No, but, O man, who are you who replies against God? Shall the thing formed say to Him Who formed it, Why have You made me this way? Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel to honor and another to dishonor?” (Romans 9:20-21)

In speaking of “eternal hell,” you seem to be aiming at us. We do not believe in an “eternal hell” because there is no such thing. You are wrong again! That is because you are in darkness. We are here to shine the light!

You speak of our following the experiences of others. That is true, and that is false. Firstly, others have indeed experienced that which we have, and have been instrumental in bringing to us, often at the cost of their lives, that wonderful salvation, that Way to God. However, it does us no good whatsoever unless we enter in for ourselves, having our own oil. We are not frozen in the past with our experience, or trying to mimic other experiences. We have overcome; we have entered in, “having our own oil,” and now continue to do our part for their sakes, even as they did their part for ours. For this, Russ, we are very thankful, and so are they.

Allow me to give you some credit again. You are right when you say that many reverence the Bible and cannot move past it. Jesus said that very thing 2000 years ago:

“You study the Scriptures, because you think that in them you will find eternal life. And these very Scriptures speak about Me!” (John 5:39 GNB)

Eternal life does not come by the Bible, but by the One of Whom the Bible testifies! Jesus Christ is what it is all about. Many who profess to believe in Him do not know Him and do not know what they are talking about, though they think to believe and know the Bible. We know Him; we therefore know whereof we speak! Believe it…or not!

You ask: “How long will man go on destroying himself and everything around him before he will accept the fact that maybe he is mistaken about some things? That maybe there is more to God and Life than he thought.

Yes, how long will you be doing that, Russ?

You ask: “When will man, yes that includes Christians, Catholics, and Muslims, grasp the hand of the Father with one hand and the hand of the Son with the other, and take a look outside the box.

I will tell you when. Have you never red the Bible? Read:

“But we have to wait our turn: Christ is first, then those with Him at His Coming” (1 Corinthians 15:23 MSG).

You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and ordained you that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatever you shall ask of the Father in My name, He may give it to you” (John 15:16).

Who is this that is so presumptuous as to think he would “take the hand of the Father and of the Son” as he wills? Read:

“For it is God Who works in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure” (Philippians 2:13).

And: “For by grace you are saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:8-10).

Is it not a remarkable thing that while you presume to have excelled in wisdom to that of the Bible, you have not even begun to have approached anywhere near to it? Read this, Russ:

“Start with GOD–the first step in learning is bowing down to GOD; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning” (Proverbs 1:7 MSG).

You say “It is time“? You are now hearing things you have not heard. Will you “redeem the time” or will you continue to despise the goodness of God, thinking to know better?

You write: “Drop all of the already decided upon ideas about what is and what is not, just for a moment, and take a look around the rock you live on. Man has definitely missed something.

Good advice! We have been purged of the many silly ideas out there as to what is and what is not, not just for a moment (that is impossible), but for time indefinite. The Lord Jesus Christ is the Rock we are on and we do see everything, with His eyes, as we look around, and you are right again…man has definitely missed something! Billions have missed it over millennia, and are you the enlightened one above them? We know otherwise, Russ. Many like you have been around for thousands of years, coming and going. God chooses when to reveal what He will to whomsoever He will. He has done so with us, and will continue His perfect plan of bringing all into fellowship with Him in the fullness of times. That is what the Bible says:

“Then when the time is right, God will do all that He has planned, and Christ will bring together everything in heaven and on earth” (Ephesians 1:10 CEV).

And: “So that all created beings in heaven and on earth–even those long ago dead and buried–will bow in worship before this Jesus Christ, and call out in praise that He is the Master of all, to the glorious honor of God the Father” (Philippians 2:10-11 MSG).

That includes you, Russ, and at that time, you will be so ashamed of what you thought you knew and who you were!

You write: “There is more to God than you have believed.

There is more to Life than you have believed.

What? Can you not imagine that it is possible?

I know it seems impossible, but try…putting your ears in front of your mouth as you speak those words. Hear them, believe, and know, however, that it is not fruitful to depend on your imagination, which has nothing to do with knowing God. You will have to scrap your silly imaginations if you will enter into life.

You say, “They didn’t think that they were mistaken about the world being flat either.

That’s right, Russ. Right again! Think about it…or not…not that it’s up to you.

You write: “If you knew who it is that is writing to you, you would not be having the thoughts that are in your head at this moment.

Russ, you were doing so well, but this time you are wrong. I have the thoughts that I have in my head because I know who is writing to me. Here are my thoughts:

You think you are enlightened, along with millions of others who grope in darkness. You think to impress us with your “light,” as have so many others who have thought themselves to be the “I AM,” but as God has recorded in Scripture:

“Start with GOD–the first step in learning is bowing down to GOD; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning” (Proverbs 1:7 MSG).

And: “In that same hour He was full of joy in the Holy Spirit and said, I give praise to You, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have kept these things secret from the wise and the men of learning, and have made them clear to little children: for so, O Father, it was pleasing in Your eyes” (Luke 10:21 BBE).

And: “Truly I say to you, Unless you are converted and become as little children, you shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven” (Matthew 18:3).

You need to humble yourself and repent of your “know-it-all-ness.” We understand; we have been there where you are now, and frankly, it is Hell, it is hatred, it is darkness, foolishness, confusion, pain and sorrow. Come out of there, Russ. There is a better way, believe me, and it is amazing!

Contending earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints,

Victor Hafichuk

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