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It Takes Two to "Tango" -- Are You Being Seduced?


by Dennis Cramer
Sep 5, 2005

September 5, 2005

 

It Takes Two to "Tango" -- Are You Being Seduced?
by Dennis Cramer
www.denniscramer.org
 


Spiritual seductions within the body of Christ are not rare. Sadly, they occur every day in, and to, some of the most sincere, Spirit-filled saints. And, as sincere a believer as you may think you are, you too could be one of them! Who? Me? Yes, you!


In Stealth...

Spiritual seductions always begin with a high degree of stealth. They must be cleverly disguised in order to succeed. At first, they may appear harmless, even complimentary to the person being seduced. However, in the end, spiritual ruination is the inevitable outcome.


A Biblical Warning!

Perhaps one of the strongest and most ignored warnings of the New Testament is found in I Timothy 4:1. Curiously, it is not a warning to evil witches, warlocks, spiritists, or Satanists. Not at all. This contemporary, biblical warning is addressed to believers in Jesus Christ -- New Testament, Spirit-filled believers, just like you and me.

Have you personally considered this warning lately? Are you possibly being seduced? Are "doctrines of devils" possibly infiltrating your Christian mind and heart? Is this infiltration, this invasion of your spiritual orthodoxy, even possible? The Bible tells us that it is more common than we dare imagine.

To Christians, God wrote these very sobering words:

"Now the Spirit speaks clearly that in the latter times some (Christians) shall depart from the (Christian) faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils."

This tells us we must be on guard against demonic spirits AND their doctrines or teachings. A doctrine is a collection of information accepted as authoritative and valid. Seducing spirits want you to believe in them and their collection of information -- their doctrine. What they don't tell you is that their information -- their doctrine -- is straight from hell! One small detail they always seem to omit!


It's All Going to Be Over Orthodoxy!

These myriad of spirits want you to accept them, to validate them through belief in what they espouse or present as truth. And they'll do whatever it takes to seduce you into their way of thinking, into their hellish state of mind. Their ultimate goal is your deception and destruction as a child of God. And it all begins by undermining the orthodoxy of scripture - the accepted, traditional, "rightly dividing the word of truth" interpretation of the scriptures. The opposite of this would be "personally interpreting the scriptures," which the Bible says we do to our own destruction.

  • First, notice that this I Timothy 4:1 warning is a "now" warning. "Now" warnings only benefit those who receive them now. If this is a true "now" warning, it must also have a true "now" application - relevant to the reader today. It states, "Now..." The term now, means now! The warning is "now" because the danger of doctrinal deception is also always "now." Are you possibly being seduced even now? Are doctrines of devils soon to follow? An over-reaction you say? I think not.

Warnings Only Benefit Those Who Receive Them
 

  • Second, it is none other than the Holy Spirit of God Who is issuing this relevant "now" warning. It states, "Now, the Holy Spirit…" When the Holy Spirit issues a warning as strong as this one you should listen. So, are you listening? The constant threat of doctrinal impurity always exists in every new generation of believers.

Heresies Abound Where the Word of God Is Relegated to a Secondary Role in the Church
 

  • Third, this New Testament "now" warning could be a matter of life or death, at least spiritually. He emphatically states, "Now the Holy Spirit speaks clearly or directly…" I believe He, the very Holy Spirit of God, is speaking "clearly and directly" right now. Seducing spirits and their subsequent false, demonic doctrines may be attempting to dilute and pollute your spiritual life and cause you to compromise your doctrinal integrity. Are you scripturally and doctrinally chaste and pure, or are you being victimized by a seduction meant to undermine the integrity of God's written word, the bible, in your life?
     

Hear me....

It is time for you to be warned! This is a season in the church of potentially great deception and seduction, leading to false doctrine. A new wave of pseudo-scriptural, demonic information is currently being unleashed on the Bride.

  • Fourth, this is a specific warning for those of us alive in the latter- times Church. It states, "Now, the Spirit speaks clearly that in the latter times…" In case you didn't realize, it you are living in these same latter times today. The latter-times Church may be more vulnerable to deception, due to the mere volume of false, deceptive doctrine being heaped upon her - a literal deluge of false and destructive half-truths being accepted as biblical, orthodox truth.
     

  • Fifth, we are told that some (not all) Christians will forsake God, abandoning true faith in Jesus Christ, and will begin to listen to voices or influences other than that of the scriptures. It states, "...some will certainly depart from their faith (in Jesus Christ)." You depart from the faith when you depart from the bible and its orthodox teachings. So, exactly how orthodox is your theology?
     

Departing From The Faith?

This verse is a stern warning about what you are giving your ear to, what you are spiritually listening to, and what, or who, is influencing your spiritual life. It is time, once again, to intelligently judge the message we hear and the messenger who brings it. Jesus said MANY false prophets are out in the world. Many means many!

Is it possible, you too may be departing from the faith? The term "departing" is better understood as a gradual process, rather than a sudden, single event. Has the destructive process of seduction, leading to departing from the faith, started in your life? I pray not.

"The term "departing" is better understood as a gradual process, rather than a sudden event."
 

  • Sixth, apparently many believers will listen to these seducing spirits. It states: "...many (not a few) will give heed or listen to these terrible demonic spirits.."  Notice that these seducing spirits were mentioned in the plural. I believe there is an actual army of new seducers currently being unleashed against the beautiful, but unsuspecting, Bride.

"I believe there is an actual army of new seducers currently being unleashed against the beautiful, but unsuspecting, Bride."
 

  • Seventh, these false spirits are specifically identified by their main character trait. These are seducing spirits. Seducing spirits seduce. This is all that they do. In the Greek, this word has a unique meaning. It is used only once in the entire Bible. It means: a fraudulent spirit, a straying from orthodoxy or straying from true piety spirit, a deceiving or deluding spirit, a demonic spirit who moves people away from the truth as in to rove or wander, an imposter spirit, a spirit of error who purposefully misleads others.


Move, Rove, and Wander...
These deadly spirits want you to move away from the orthodoxy of scripture. This means the traditional interpretation and application of scripture. They want you to exchange sound doctrine for demonic doctrine.

These spirits want you to rove or wander away from living a truly pious life, demonstrating true holiness and Christ-likeness. They want you to follow an imposter spirit, a spirit who will purposely mislead you and take you into deception and self-delusion. They want to dilute and pollute your spiritual life, to neutralize your effectiveness, and curtail your spiritual progress. These spirits want more, than anything, to neutralize the eternal Word of God, which is forever settled in heaven. Bluntly stated, these are Bible-hating demons!

"The church is being bombarded with a deluge of new and horrible Bible-hating demons!"


A Seducing Spirit Came To Me In A Dream…

Here is my reason for warning you at this critical time: I recently had a powerful dream from the Holy Spirit for the church of Jesus Christ. I believe it was a timely dream, warning about a new and dangerous army of seducing spirits, who are being unleashed upon the church today. Had I not been warned in a prophetic dream about these heinous demons, I too might have fallen victim to them. I, very well, could have been their next spiritual fatality. Thank God for this dream!


It All Started So Normally...

My prophetic dream began with three Christians (notice these were Christians) sitting in a comfortable, modern day living room, innocently watching television. Two of them were husband and wife, happily married for a long time. They were two solid, devoted, and committed partners in a wonderful, Christian marriage.

The third party was a younger woman, a "spiritual daughter" to this Christian couple. She was a long time friend and disciple of this husband and wife. Like any true father / daughter relationship, this spiritual father loved his spiritual daughter. There was never even a hint of physical temptation or sexual misconduct between this man and the young female disciple.

The Seduction Begins
The Christian wife was watching TV just a few feet away, when suddenly, this spiritual daughter began to act in a sexually inappropriate manner towards the husband. She began to physically touch him, and soon she was passionately kissing him.

Obviously, the reaction of the husband was one of shock and amazement at what his "spiritual daughter" was doing to him. He was being reluctantly seduced right in front of his wife, and he hoped that this young woman would soon be exposed.

He thought to himself, "What in the world is this young woman doing to me? Any second now, my wife is going to see her kissing me." He felt both helplessness and embarrassment.

Clearly, the husband was being victimized by this seductress. He was deeply hurt and felt as if he was being sexually attacked by someone he had loved as a spiritual daughter. Then I awoke from this traumatic, but significant, spiritual dream.


So What Is God Saying To You?

The message here is simple. This was not about sexual immorality at all. This was a powerful, spiritual dream to warn you (and me) of the dangers of being spiritually seduced.

Please hear me:

  • Your seduction may be closer than you think, and may come from an unexpected source. You cannot be seduced from a distance. Access must be provided for a seduction to successfully take place. Don't you provide that accessibility! The difference between a potential seduction and a successful one are the number of willing participants. For a spiritual seduction to take place, both participants must cooperate. Keep your doctrinal guard up! Don't cooperate!

  • Search the scriptures daily. Thoroughly check every sermon or teaching. Let only the written Word of God, the Bible, be your final guide.

In Christianity, the objective always judges the subjective. This means only the Bible, God's objective word, judges our subjective or personal experiences, feelings, thoughts, and attitudes, as well as, our doctrine and interpretation of scripture.

  • Learn to constantly ask yourself this fundamental question about any alleged truth or church practice: Is it in the Bible? If not, then reject it, no matter how popular or accepted it may be. Remember, we are told to, "Buy the truth and sell it not!"

"In Christianity, the objective always judges the subjective."


It Takes Two To Tango!

Don't dance with the devil! It always takes two individuals for a seduction to succeed. The seducer and the one being seduced must ultimately cooperate for a seduction to be consummated. Allow the bible to be your ultimate guide and defense against any and all seductions and doctrines of devils.

Remember : "Doctrinal chastity is the responsibility of the individual!"



Until next time,

Dennis Cramer
Dennis Cramer Ministries
www.denniscramer.org

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Is everything you do a struggle? Does a dark cloud seem to hang over your life? Are you trapped by feelings of abandonment and betrayal? Does severe hopelessness and chronic loneliness keep you paralyzed in debilitating despair? Are you immobilized by self-doubt and a persistent sense of overwhelming inferiority? You may be cursed! And you are not alone.

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Sadly, the church of Jesus Christ is full of average believers. This average believer tends to be quite sincere, a good person to be sure, yet he or she is a spiritual under-achiever. The average believer tends to be spiritually unhealthy, spiritually crippled, and most likely to be a spiritual invalid. The average believer may be loving and kind, but he ceased to be a spiritual threat long ago.

Hell accurately perceives the average believer as spiritually harmless, and rightly so. He is operating at about 40 percent of his spiritual capacity. So why is there such an epidemic of average in the church? The answer is simple: The average believer has failed to recognize that his call has changed, and he has not! Let me repeat that: His call has changed, and he has not.

Although this tragedy has occurred out of ignorance, instead of disobedience or rebellion, still, it has happened. Yes, the average believer will clearly go to heaven, but his kingdom role here on earth will be negligible, spiritually insignificant, and spiritually inept. What a terrible, terrible waste of a life.

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