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The following letter-form was brought about as a means of teaching my children the Word of God through the mail. And of course, quite naturally so, that’s the reason I begin these letters with "Dear Children" and end them with "Love Dad". So for the rest of you who participate in these weekly messages, please keep their original intended purpose in mind.
13 November, 2005
It is no “coincidence” that the date of this sermonet (11/13/05) corresponds with a very special Scripture (Matt. 11:13) that the Lord’s given me concerning the prophetic calling of the FMHCCI:
“(v. 12) And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. (v. 13) For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. (v. 14) And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come. (v. 15) He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.” (Matthew 11:12-15 KJV)
And having said that, what better way to continue with this message than with a heart-felt plea of “ Why Me Lord?” Here we go again, writing yet another sermonet that’s guaranteed to fire up the opposition of a few “church-going” folk. I mean walking in the “prophetic” is rough! In fact as a “snake hunter for Jesus”, I’m most often called to bring out the snakes in people’s lives that are hiding beneath a pretentious “religious covering”. And even though it was Father God who commissioned me to write today’s message on “Lanna Perry Prostitutes The Holy Spirit!”, it makes my job so much easier just knowing that the “Warrior Princess” has given me her personal invite to do it. Because you see it was back on 3/27/05 that I received the following e-mail from Lanna Perry (the Warrior Princess) instructing me to “keep her straight” at all cost:
“I know there are still areas of my life to be healed. I know I still battle with judging others, or pride, but they are things that I am continually through the grace and power of Christ, I am keeping in check, and pray that as my friend, that if you see these things come up in my life, that you would pull me into line. :)) that's your job :)) :)) This is definately a transitional period, and it's hard, but i love it :)) It's like the more we taste of Jesus, even though sometimes it hurts to taste it, once we've tasted we cannot settle for what was behind anymore :)) we need to keep going forward :)) Need to keep listening for His beautiful voice :)) Hanging on His every word :)) Oh Hallelujah, His words are so beautiful :)) I don't want anyone to tickle my ears. I don't want fluffy compliments, I just want to keep my eyes on Jesus and serve Him :))”
And a hearty amen to that! Lanny Perry says that the only thing she wants in her life is to “keep her eye’s on Jesus”. She doesn’t want any “fluffy compliments”, or anyone “tickling her ears”, but only to walk the “straight and narrow pathway” with Jesus. And with those words in mind, let “Lanna’s sermonet” begin!
Prostitute - to devote to corrupt or unworthy purposes.
Now what I have just presented to you is the definition of one key word in our sermonet title. And by putting the definition in place of the key word, we should be able to come up with a better understanding of where we’re headed to in this message: “Lanna Perry devotes the Holy Spirit to corrupt and unworthy purposes.”
And with all that in mind, I’m quite sure you must be asking the question “Who is Lanna Perry?”
Well taking just a portion of the testimony posted on her “Warrior Princess” Website (http://www.ourchurch.com/view/?pageID=217000), we have the following very revealing truths about Lanna Perry’s life:
“…I’m 25, and from Sydney Australia I love Jesus with all my heart and soul, and feel that I am called to the prophetic, healing and deliverance ministry. I went through the hardest time of my life last year, as I was sexually abused by someone very close to me a few years back and my father abused me my whole life, mentally, emotionally, which left me in a very bad way. It was only until last year, that the Lord showed me I needed to deal with the pain and worthlessness inside of me. When I said yes to God, all the pain, hatred, effects of abuse all came out. I honestly thought I wasn’t going to live past 2003 – 2004. I had been saved for 7 years, but never experienced true true freedom…”
So that’s just a little bit about “the life of Lanna Perry” as spoken by Lanna Perry. And now that the two of you have been formally introduced, this is as-good-a-place-as-any to show you how Lanna and I were introduced. Because it was on 3/5/05 that the Lord instructed me to send out the following e-mail to the “Warrior Princess”:
Sent: Sat, 5 Mar 2005 18:17:24 -0700
Subject: Demon Molestation
Dear Sister Lanna;
The Lord saw to it that I was directed to your Website, and then your testimony, through the 3/3/05 prophetic Word "Windows". Our ministry, the FMH Children's Club International, is all about "schooling the prophets". One of my God-given gifts is for healing those who've been violated by the demon "Molestation". You have been very gifted by the Father but are not yet walking in the fullness of your potential. The following Word is what the Almighty has given me for you:
"Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets. But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation. Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep. Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets." (Luke 6:22-26 KJV)
Please pray about what's been said, and allow the Father to show you what He would have you to see at our Website (http://www.fmh-child.org).
Are you willing to give Him 100% of your life?
In the Lord Jesus Christ,
So, what did you think about that? Well most folks would say it was kind of strong for the first meeting, but that’s what the Father gave me to write. In fact the “option” that Father God made available for Lanna Perry – the “Warrior Princess” – was to choose between “God” and “man”. Because you see if she decided to please God through “a total walk of obedience” she would be blessed. However, if she put man before God (in any way, shape, or form) she would be cursed. So which one do you think she chose?
Well that particular e-mail of 3/5/05 was “in the beginning with Lanna Perry”. But then some eight (8) months and two-hundred and eighty-nine (289) e-mails latter we see Lanna Perry making the wrong decision in whom she will serve. Because you see it was on 11/1/05 that God the Father pulled off her “pretentious religious covering” by exposing “the Truth of her error” in the following e-mail to her:
Sent: Tue, 1 Nov 2005 13:41:02 -0700
Subject: Re: Ouch!
In the beginning of your e-mail you said:
"All I can say, is this is my heart's desire. To be dead to self. I want to die, so Christ may live in me."
Well have you ever heard the expression "words are cheap"? The Lord has given you lots of opportunities to "die to self" so many times, but you have refused to walk out in obedience to His Word. I mean "Ouch!" it hurts to die to "self". And of course that's the reason the Lord is having me to write you this letter. He's going to give you yet another opportunity to willingly die for Him.
You see it was during the time that we were corresponding "in the Lord" that you sent me the following "PS" at the end of your e-mail:
Sent: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 21:59:36 +1000 (EST)
Subject: Re: Hey Bruce! Love Lanna!
...Ps - I had a weird thought today, don't know if it means anything, but with the Pope about to die, I thought, gosh what better position for the anti-christ to rise up. ???
That was the "prophetic Word from God" as spoken through Lanna Perry the "Warrior Princes". And as directed by the Lord I followed it up with this short message back to you:
"Well, you do understand that the Roman Catholic Church is the “seat of the Antichrist” – with the two popes (the White Pope and the Black Pope) being two of the three persons in the unholy trinity? The Black Pope (Jesuit General) is the “spiritual father” (god the father) of the Roman Catholic Church, and the White Pope is the “spiritual son” (god the son/Jesus). The Black Pope who is currently in power will be the one serving as the Antichrist “father”. The White Pope who will be serving as the Antichrist “Jesus” will be the one following Pope Paul II…his replacement will be it! We are that close to seeing the Antichrist! And of course the third person of the unholy trinity is the spirit of Satan. So you see Lanna, things are heating up very quickly, and us prophets must be about our Father’s business. Nothing else matters but getting the apostate church ready for the rapture…because no Christian in their right mind really wants to get “left behind”."
And then it was the day after Ratzinger the "false prophet" was elected to fill the #2 position of the Antichrist "godhead" that you confessed to me, once again, what "thus saith the Lord" to Lanna
Sent: Wed, 20 Apr 2005 22:49:23 +1000 (EST)
Subject: Full on!!!!!!!! Luv Lanna!
…To be honest, today my spirit is at great unrest to say the least. I saw the election of the new Pope, meaning I saw 'him' and as soon as I saw him, my spirit went nuts. Something really 'eerie' there, and I had the strongest sense....almost like "here we go.....it's about to begin". My goodness. It's almost a scary thought. God has showed me certain things lately, things I can share, and things I can't, and honestly in my human mind it's freaky. It is so so scary, but in Him, I have peace. I know no matter WHAT happens He will hold me and keep me safe. It is hard though, the more and more I 'see' little snippets of what is to 'come' the more and more I get upset and frustrated at the church and just want to shake the whole body of Christ up. Sad thing is, is that I think what is coming, is really going to bring a huge shaking.
Now the reason that the Lord is having me communicate this to you is because "you have been called by God to speak this Truth to the Church"...and you must do it before you leave on your journey to England. You need to send out the message that the Antichrist is already in position to take control during the Tribulation...and his name is Pope Ratzinger (Benedict XVI) and Pope Kolvenba. You are to send this message out on your mailing list and post it on you Website. This you must do!
Also, until you join together with the FMHCCI "ministry of prophets" you are walking in disobedience to God's Will for your life.
In the Lord Jesus Christ,
Bruce (and Sandy)
"As soon as I saw him, my spirit went nuts!"
So are you starting to get the picture? Well Lanna Perry is called of God to war the “good fight of faith” against the enemy (see The Roman Catholic Curse In The Passion Of The Christ! (4/25/04) ). She is truly called of God as a “Warrior Princess”! However, if she were to speak out what “thus saith the Lord” about “the Antichrist in the Roman Catholic Church”, well, her popularity with the prophetic “movers and shakers” would be greatly diminished. In fact if Lanna Perry were to speak out that particular “Word from God” it could ruin her chances of making it into the prophetic “Big Time”. And, of course, it’s because of all these “negatives” (the predicted persecution) that Lanna Perry sent me her “very disappointing reply” the very next day:
You may call me a false prophet, or walking in disobedience, but I know I am not. I know I am following God's path completely. I do not feel to share anything about the anti-christ, nor join the ministry of the prophets. Praying for you
Well that was her reply, and how very, very, very, very, very sad it was! I mean you can’t say that God didn’t try. Because you see it was back in the beginning of our correspondence that the Warrior Princes openly confessed to the “convicting power of the Holy Spirit” working on her sinful “man-pleasing” flesh:
3/27/05 - “I mean, someone to come to me and put fear in me that I am prideful, that I am about to fall, that people are feeding me flattery and I am about to splat because of pride, what's that? I mean that brings so much fear to me, and so much anxiety. That is not the way to go about it. I am always praying for God to keep me humble and never want to be prideful. Yes, I have received a lot of encouragement lately, and am starting to see God has GREAT plans for me, but honestly, am I full of pride? You would know....am I?”
3/28/05 - “I have really been hit with a truth that there is still part of me wanting to please man. I keep thinking of Gal 1:10, *sighs*!”
“For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.” (Galatians 1:10 KJV)
In fact just to show you how God was preparing Lanna Perry’s heart to speak His Uncompromising Word about “Pope Antichrist”, let me share with you a portion of her 3/29/05 e-mail…which just so happened to be sent one (1) day after her confession of wanting to “please man” and two (2) days before the Lord started speaking to her about Pope Benedict the “rat-zinger”:
“I went to my auntie's funeral today. My goodness it was hard. She attended a greek orthodox church, and the service was hard enough to get through, not to have all that religious junk. They were kissing pictures of mary, and kissing the bible, and they poured oil over the coffin, along with wheat, as they lowered it into the ground, for her 'spirit'. It was just so full on religion, so bound, I felt sick the whole day, just from what I was 'seeing'. My auntie was faith filled. She loved Jesus, but she was steeped in this religion too. So it made me doubt whether the Lord saved her, but I trust God, and He sees our 'hearts', and I know whatever He decides, is right and just. It was just so so hard. I ached as I saw everyone around so embedded in religion, and just so lost. It really broke my heart. Gave me a lot of compassion for those denominations, I want to help them, and tell them that they don't need to be in 'religion', there is freedom in Christ. They don't have to kiss idols etc. :(”
Now you tell me, was Lanna Perry truly hurting over the death of her “auntie”? You betcha! What Lanna was feeling was the Father’s sorrow over yet-another “religious person” dropping into the fires of Hell. I mean God Almighty was firing up the Warrior Princess to speak out against the damnable religious system called the Roman Catholic Church. Because you see it was Lanna’s “aunti” who also trusted in “a religion” instead of “The Saviour”, and who did not make Heaven her everlasting home!
So what I have just shared with you is just one of the many “compromises” in Lanna Perry’s “walk with Jesus” as a direct result of her “pleasing man instead of God”! And likewise, it’s because of Lanna Perry’s continued rebellion against “God’s Word” for her life that Father God has the following to say to her: “Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.”
Now I fully realize that most will find this pretty hard to digest, but God says Lanna Perry is a “false prophet”. And now that we’ve established the “cold hard facts” of Lanna Perry’s “backslidden condition”, we can proceed with our very serious warning to the “Warrior Princess” who “prostitutes the Holy Spirit”.
Because you see the “WOE” word in Luke 6:26 has everything to do with Lanna Perry’s impending doom! I mean this is serious!!! And in order to emphasize the magnitude of Lanna Perry’s problem, the Father has given me the following Scripture as a comparative illustration:
“And there was great joy in that city. But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God. And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries. But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done. Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John: Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost. And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost. But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money. Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God. Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee. For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity. Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the Lord for me, that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me.” (Acts 8:8-24 KJV)
So, believe it or not but that’s the picture Father God is painting of the “Warrior Princess”. And just in case you’re having a hard time making out the details, well, it was “Simon the sorcerer” who accepted Jesus as his Lord and Saviour and became “Born-again Simon”. However, it was only shortly after his conversion that “Born-again Simon” decided to revert back to his old ways…but in a much more powerful way. Because you see this time “Born-again Simon” was going to use Jesus to enhance his money-making schemes. I mean, after all, the Power of the Holy Ghost is an awesome thing to behold. Lots of folks would shell-out their hard-earned cash to get-a-hold of it. I mean, why not “prostitute” it?
Well, just in case Lanna Perry might have forgotten, the following Scriptures outline God’s intended purpose for the Third Member of the Triune Godhead:
“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name [Jesus], he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” (John 14:26 KJV)
“Nevertheless I [Jesus] tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.” (John 16:7-11 KJV)
“Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me. I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.” (John 12:44-50 KJV)
Now when it comes to this thing about “The Comforter”, well, I would love to just bog it on down and expound on the great and glorious attributes of the Holy Ghost; the Third Member of the Triune Godhead (see Yahweh – Three In One ). That’s what I would like to do! However, as it concern’s this particular sermonet, I’ll have to be satisfied with the following short description of His duties. Because you see now that Jesus has returned to His position in Heaven, at the Right Hand of the Father, we have the Holy Ghost to deliver the “Word’s of Life” that Jesus has received from the Father. And of course it’s through these same “Words”, from the Father to the Son to the Holy Spirit, that the Believer is transformed from “death to life”, from “sinner to saint”. In other words it’s the “Words of Jesus”, as delivered by the Holy Spirit, that eradicate the sin nature in the Believer as he/she walks in obedience to it:
“And that he [Jesus] died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:15-17 KJV)
But getting back to the real-life story of “Simon and Lanna”, the purpose of the Holy Spirit is to transform the sinner into a new creature in Christ Jesus…and it only comes about as the Believer denies his/her flesh by taking up his/her cross and walking in obedience to whatever “Word” Jesus speaks to them through the Holy Spirit (see You’ve Asked A Hard Thing Lord! (12/12/04)). The Holy Spirit is not to be used as a promotional tool for “self”!!! The Holy Spirit is the means by which the Believer might die to “self”. However, seeing how Simon had gotten his eyes off of “Jesus” and back on “fortune and fame”, it was his “perverted intentions” of “prostituting the Holy Spirit” that brought on the stern rebuke from Peter:
“Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God. Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee…Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the Lord for me, that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me.”
And it’s right about here that the Lord wants me to ask a question: “Was Simon really sincere in his request for prayer? Was Simon really and truly repentant of his sin?” Well the answer to that question can be found in the following comments from Albert Barns:
Act 8:24 - Pray ye to the Lord for me:
(1) That Simon was directed to pray for himself Act_8:22, but he had no disposition to do it, but was willing to ask others to do it for him. Sinners will often ask others to pray for them, when they are too proud, or too much in love with sin, to pray for themselves.
(2) The main thing that Peter wished to impress on him was a sense of his sin. Simon did not regard this, but looked only to the punishment. He was terrified and alarmed; he sought to avoid future “punishment,” but he had no alarm about his “sins.” So it is often with sinners. So it was with Pharaoh Exo_8:28, Exo_8:32, and with Jeroboam 1Ki_13:6. Sinners often quiet their own consciences by asking ministers and Christian friends to pray for them, while “they” still purpose to persevere in iniquity. If people expect to be saved, they must pray “for themselves”; and pray not chiefly to be freed from “punishment,” but from the “sin which deserves hell.” This is all that we hear of Simon in the New Testament; and the probability is, that, like many other sinners, he did not pray for himself, but continued to live in the gall of bitterness, and died in the bond of iniquity. The testimony of antiquity is decided on that point. (Albert Barnes’ Notes On The Bible)
Now did you catch that? “Sinners often quiet their own consciences by asking ministers and Christian friends to pray for them, while ‘they’ still purpose to persevere in iniquity.” I mean what we are talking about here is someone such as “Simon and Lanna” who seeks “Power from on high” – the Holy Spirit – but yet not for the purpose of getting rid of their sin. And if you’re having a hard time relating this harsh reality to our sweet young Warrior Princes, well, just read on. Because what I’m about to show you is yet another e-mail from her that will prove my point:
Sent: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 18:36:36 +1000 (EST)
Subject: Would You Stand? Blessings, Lanna Perry!
I am just asking if you could please stand with me in prayer.
I do not want to go into many details, but I have been facing the Jezebelic spirit this week in intense ways. I ask would you please stand against this with me, and cover me in prayer? That the Lord would restore joy to me, and lift the heaviness.
Thank you so much. I have been standing in my authority in Christ, but now because of the increased intensity, I need the encouragement/prayers of the saints.
Thank you so much : )
Now I fully realize that you can’t see the “Big Picture” like I can see the “Big Picture” because you haven’t been the one to communicate with Lanna for eight (8) long months. And of course that’s the reason the Lord has directed me to make our correspondence available for the whole wide world to read. Because you see the real-life story of Lanna Perry – “The Little Girl Who Cried Wolf” – is brought out in an undeniable way through “Lanna’s e-mails” to me. In fact it’s through the following God-directed e-mail from me to Lanna, in response to her request for prayer, that we’re going to see the tie-in with Simon the sorcerer – “Pray ye to the Lord for me”:
Sent: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 14:55:44 -0700
Subject: Re: Would You Stand? Blessings, Lanna Perry!
Dear Warrior Princess;
You are having to fight demons in ways that Father God never intended. They are coming against you because you have not shut the door that would have kept them out. When will you receive what "thus saith the Lord" through me? Do you understand the very serious nature of the following Scripture that the Lord has given me to give to you?
"And now, because ye have done all these works, saith the LORD, and I spake unto you, rising up early and speaking, but ye heard not; and I called you, but ye answered not; Therefore will I do unto this house, which is called by my name, wherein ye trust, and unto the place which I gave to you and to your fathers, as I have done to Shiloh. And I will cast you out of my sight, as I have cast out all your brethren, even the whole seed of Ephraim. Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear thee." (Jeremiah 7:13-16 KJV)
In the Jesus Christ,
Now was that one strong or what? Well back in September, when the Lord dictated it for me, I had no earthly idea that it would lead to this sermonet of today. However, God’s Word hold’s True…and it even hold’s True for those seemingly “innocent victims” such as Warrior Princess:
“If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:” (Psalms 66:18 KJV)
And having said that, let’s wrap-up this one with a very serious “Word of warning” to the “Warrior Princess” who is in “no way” prepared for her upcoming spiritual battles:
“And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them. Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.” (Acts 19:11-17 KJV)
Now who would have ever thought that God Almighty would equate those “seven (7) vagabond Jews” with the “Warrior Princess”? Well I didn’t, but He did! And what really blows me away about this real-life story is that these “seven” were sons of a Jewish chief priest; a priest of distinction who held the office of a ruler. In fact the word “chief priest” in the New Testament usually refers to men of the “sacerdotal order” who were also rulers in the Sanhedrin. I mean talk about a “pretentious religious covering”…these dudes had it! However, as religious as they must have looked, it didn’t “cut no slack” when it came time to make war with the demons.
In fact as this little incident relates back to Lanna Perry the “Warrior Princes” and her “prostituting the Holy Spirit”, well, Matthew Henry did an outstanding job of putting the finishing touches on this message. Because the following is what he had to say about this “compromising situation” in his commentary:
“The confusion they were put to in their impious operations. Let them not be deceived, God is not mocked, nor shall the glorious name of Jesus be prostituted to such a vile purpose as this; what communion hath Christ with Belial? (1.) The evil spirit gave them a sharp reply (Act_19:15): “Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you? I know that Jesus has conquered principalities and powers, and that Paul has authority in his name to cast out devils; but what power have you to command us in his name, or who gave you any such power? What have you to do to declare the power of Jesus, or to take his covenant and commands into your mouths, seeing you hate his instructions?” Psa_50:16, Psa_50:17. This was extorted out of the mouth of the evil spirit by the power of God, to gain honour to the gospel, and to put those to shame that made a bad use of Christ's name. Antichristian powers and factions pretend a mighty zeal for Jesus and Paul, and to have authority from them; but, when the matter comes to be looked into, it is a mere worldly secular interest that is to be thus supported; nay, it is an enmity to true religion: Jesus we know, and Paul we know; but who are you? (2.) The man in whom the evil spirit was gave them a warm reception, fell foul upon them, leaped upon them in the height of his frenzy and rage, overcame them and all their enchantments, prevailed against them, and was every way too hard for them; so that they fled out of the house, not only naked, but wounded; their clothes pulled off their backs, and their heads broken. This is written for a warning to all those who name the name of Christ, but do not depart from iniquity. The same enemy that overcomes them with his temptations will overcome them with his terrors; and their adjuring him in Christ's name to let them alone will be no security to them. If we resist the devil by a true and lively faith in Christ, he will flee from us; but if we think to resist him by the bare using of Christ's name, or any part of his word, as a spell or charm, he will prevail against us.” (Matthew Henry’s Commentary On The Whole Bible)
Now, what more do I need to say? Well how about “I did not want to write this sermonet, but Lanna Perry – The Little Girl Who Cried Wolf – gave me no other choice!” I mean you can’t say that I didn’t try! And seeing how this very uncomfortable task has been made complete, my prayer is that this message will accomplish all that God has intended…so that the Warrior Princes won’t lose her head fighting the big bad ugly demon! (See The Little Girl Who Cried Wolf! for the harsh reality of this gruesome picture at http://www.fmh-child.org/WarriorPrinces.html.)
In closing, I invite you to read all of “Lanna’s e-mails”, and learn from her mistakes, so that you won’t make the same ones too. In other words, when it comes to the “still small voice” of the Holy Spirit, please “hear God and obey God” in all things so that you can “keep on keeping the faith in Jesus!!!”
Dad (Bruce Hallman)
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