The Church of Ephesus 2011

by Dedric Hubbard
May 4, 2011

In gearing up for the strategic battle of the prophets operating in the spirit of Elijah, we give notice that for being a member in the Ephesians church 2011 it's best you go elsewhere for worship. We have come to the revelation that if your leader operates in a manner of the guidelines as listed through the Apostolic Council of Elijah Elders, you are worshipping in a manner inconsistent with what God is doing in this season. The spiritual qualifications of this church are:

1. They practice the doctrine of the Nicolaitans in which they say they are not in the world but yet conform to worldly standards, ideas, and beliefs etc. *Read at bottom of note for clarifications

2. They claim to be led by the Holy Spirit but the leader never yields to the Holy Spirit.

3. Teach faith in the leader and in the gifts of God but never will position the gifts of God.

4. Have knowledge of gifts in the house but want to control the gifts in the house.

5. Prays for the gifts in the house but only acknowledges gifts that tithe and/or give consistently.

6. Teaches love but does not show love (i.e. they never acknowledge all the gifts of God in the house unless they conform to the leader standards).

7. Uses home life to illustrate church life, but lie in certain parts of their life.

8. Says they are not religious or are “non-denominational” but yet use religious practices.

9. Does not accept the gifts in the spirit but natural gifts only, using things they have put together to prove that you are called to preach.

Thereby the leaders of this church will not acknowledge any person who seems to be a threat to their leadership position in church, but let you operate in church under a controlled environment. Stagnating the gifts of the church until they conform to look, sound, dress, and walk in the pattern of their leader. This is a cult mentality and as such most of the people will have an evangelistic call on their life which will forsake the other gifts in order to control people’s minds by making evangelism top priority, thus destroying the foundation gifts of Apostle and Prophet because they will see these as a threat to evangelism, making this leader move from a pastoral position to an evangelism position. But because of this type of leader's mindset he will not yield to the Spirit but uses rationalization of scriptures to prove his/her position as pastor. In this season this is a dead man walking. Look for this person preaching and forgetting what he/she is preaching about midways, then get stricken with illness that will resemble rebellion until they drop dead behind the pulpit.

The doctrine of the Nicolaitans appears to have been a form of antinomianism.

“Antinomianism: A belief that is based upon a recognition of the mercy of God as the ground of salvation, but it makes the fatal mistake that man can freely partake in sin because the Law of God is no longer binding. It held the truth on the gratuitous reckoning of righteousness but supposed that a mere intellectual “belief” in this truth had a saving power. The Apostle James refuted this error in James 2:19 with the admonition, “The devils also believe, and tremble;” reminding us that true faith is an active principle which works by love and it goes beyond a profession of belief. “But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?” (James 2:20) The Bible teaches us that salvation is a free gift, based upon God's grace alone (Ephesians 2:8-9) However, the very next verse tells us that “we are created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10)  True faith produces action, as well as a desire for holiness and obedience.

(1 John 3:18, Titus 2:11-15, 1 Peter 1:15-16, Revelation 14:12)

Nicolaitans of the 2nd century seem to have continued and extended the views of the 1st century adherents, holding to the freedom of the flesh and sin and teaching that the deeds of the flesh have no effect upon the health of the soul and consequently no relation to salvation. On the other hand, the Bible teaches that Christians are supposed to “die” to sin and the deeds of our “flesh”: “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?” (Romans 6:1-2) “Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.” (Romans 6:11-13). Today, the doctrine is now largely taught that the gospel of Christ has made God's law of no effect. That by “believing” we are released from the necessity of being doers of the Word. But this is the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which Christ so unsparingly condemned in the book of Revelation.  “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.” (James 1:22)



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