Good mornin to you.
I bring you a message that has vexed my soul for years, and it is a message that you need to understand.
The entire spectrum of professing Christianity today is under a strong delusion. It is a strong delusion which masquerades as the worship of God & Christianity. It is the heresy of bringing a strange fire offering unto God.
An offering which is not authorized or acceptable to God, a blasphemy against the blood of His covenant in Christ.
The sons of Aaron also blasphemed God in their unacceptable sacrifice to God. Because they too presumed to worship God their way, and God rightfully struck them down for it.
1 “And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not.
2 And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD.
3 Then Moses said unto Aaron, This is it that the LORD spake, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace.“
So what am I talking about regarding strange fire being offered to God today?
I’m talking about (most of professing Christianity) bringing to God the spotted and blemished offering of their perceived morality in addition to Christ’s blood for their sanctification or righteousness...and it is damning heresy.
It is the trampling under foot the very blood of the covenant in Christ, regarding it as nothing more than a common, cheap adjunct to one’s own filthy morality as an acceptable sacrifice unto God.
So is clean living bad? No, a thousand times no; clean living is good.
However when clean living is presented as an adjunct to Christ’s sacrifice for someone’s standing before God, that’s when it becomes the spitting in God’s face. That’s when it blasphemes the blood of God as being insufficient in itself to sanctify & make-righteous the unclean sinner.
Listen to me please, (I’m speaking to the person who believes themselves to be a Christian):
if you haven’t accepted that your mortal self, (your flesh), is nothing but sin, unable to be perfected…you’ve got a dire problem.
if you aren’t currently owning the righteousness and perfection of Christ because of that reality…you’ve got a dire problem.
if you’re trying to make yourself more sanctified, or more righteous…you’ve got a dire problem.
If that describes you in any way…
You are bringing strange fire to God.
You have rejected the only sacrifice that God will accept on your behalf to sanctify you, and make you righteous.
Far too often, people won’t accept the fact that the Lord Jesus Christ’s finished work is enough to make someone right before God without their contribution of some kind.
Therefore please make your calling and election sure at this very moment. Or you too will join Nadab and Abihu in hell when God decides to stop your heart from beating.
30 “What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.
31 But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness.
32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;
33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
1 Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
3 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. “
3 “For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
4 For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.
5 And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.
6 Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:
7 Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
8 For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.
9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. “
29 “That no flesh should glory in his presence.
30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.“
All glory to the risen Lord Jesus Christ, and no glory to us whatsoever.