Jesus of Jesus Calling matches the description of a demonic spirit guide to a
Letter from a woman who is still recovering from Jesus Always.
This is not a Christian devotional. Instead Jesus Always devotional
readers become connected with demons through New Age practices.
That's why you need to RUN from the Jesus Always devotional.
Well, this will not be short. But
I hope my testimony will impress upon people how destructive this book can be
when given to young Christians.
I started following Jesus 2 years ago. Along
with the Bible, the 2 books I was given were God Calling and Jesus Calling. Being
a new Christian, I didn't have the Biblical knowledge to spot the blatant heresies
in God Calling, and thus didn't find it odd that Jesus Calling used God Calling
as it's inspiration. I also had no Christian community or friends. Guess that
made me an easy target.
I would wake up each morning and do exactly as
Young did- sit and listen. And lo and behold, I began hearing a small voice. The
being introduced itself as Jesus and spoke exactly the way Young's Jesus did.
Before long, I was spending hours a day with this "Jesus." It
explained Bible verses, I could feel it as a presence (just as Young claims to),
and like Young's experiences, I'd often feel this blissful feeling. Like Young,
sometimes I'd just sit and feel this feeling instead of listening.
this Jesus I was following ever said anything that directly contradicted
the Bible. In fact, most of what it said was truth.
Over time, however,
as I read more of the Bible, I began to notice things that didn't line up. For
example, Young's (and my) Jesus was far too flattering to be the Christ of the
Bible. This Jesus was also elevating listening time above time spent in the Word
of God. And lastly, this Jesus was more or less acting in the role of the Holy
Spirit, which didn't match with the Bible.
I also found it odd that while
the Bible placed so much emphasis on the Word of God¦.Young's Jesus didn't.
Sure, scriptures were quoted, but often that was about it. Both Young's Jesus
and the spirit I was following placed experience and my presence above everything
else. The spirit I was following also quoted scripture (once it even explained
a passage to me), but scripture took a backseat to listening. My faith was being
built on experiences and feelings. Something in me knew this was wrong.
I then realized there was a difference between the types of meditation endorsed
by Young's Jesus vs the Bible. The Psalms instruct you to meditate on the Word
of God, aka devoting time to thinking about it. You are never instructed to "clear
your mind" or "let your mind go blank" so Jesus can "drop
words into your mind". That is a New Age/Eastern religion form of meditation,
not a biblical one.
The last nail in the coffin was reading 1 John 4. Every
spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God.
That hit me like a ton of bricks. See, Christ came in the flesh. He was glorified
flesh after He resurrected, and He ascended bodily into heaven. Christ straight
up said I'm leaving and will send the Holy Spirit in my place. Christ ds
not take the role of a spiritual guide who is around you 24/7. That is the job
of the Holy Spirit, and even then, the Holy Spirit is indwelling in you. He dsn't
follow you around like a guide. This may be confusing to Christians who have never
dabbled with the New Age idea of a spirit guide, but there is stark difference
between the two. Ex New Age people will know exactly what I mean. The Jesus
of Jesus Calling matches the description of a demonic spirit guide to a tee.
rejected this false Jesus a few months later, and not surprisingly, "Jesus"
turned nasty. Any doubt on whether I'd been deceived was removed as the demon
showed its true colors. I had unwittingly given this spirit full access into my
life and had no idea how to close the door. I was physically attacked in front
of people, and sexually assaulted by a man who told me, chillingly, that "Jesus
had sent him." I will not go into detail of what happened over those few
months, but it was torture. There were times when I was curled up yelling in pain
while my father held my hand praying. Thankfully, God sent me two mature, Biblically
sound Christians who had seen this before. By the mercy of God I was kept safe-
I would be dead if God hadn't intervened.
Keep in mind that I truly wanted
to follow Jesus Christ. I genuinely loved God and wanted to follow Him. Im
not going to make any judgments on Young's character- like I was, she may truly
be thinking she's talking to Jesus Christ and trying to follow Him. But the Jesus
she's speaking to ds not match the Christ of the Bible.
I do not think
the church as a whole realizes how deceptive the devil can be. 1 Cornth 11:14
for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. The devil can give you
99.9% truth and .1% error. As seen by Christ's temptations in the desert, the
devil can quote scripture with the best of them. I've seen him fake the Holy Spirit,
fake angels, fake Jesus, fake prophecy, fake miracles, fake God¦just because
it sounds good or encouraging dsn't mean it's from God.
I'm still recovering
from the last year. After I rejected the false Jesus, the resulting attacks were
so severe I developed a conditioned fear response to both Jesus' and the Holy
Spirit's name. The trauma was to the point where I was having panic attacks in
church. Father God has been healing this slowly, and the Jesus Christ I'm getting
to know is very different than Young's Jesus.
The devil ds not care if you
are following Jesus¦.as long as you are not following THE Jesus Christ
who can save you.
Brothers and sisters- if you want a dose of hope to start
your day, go to Scripture. God has spent thousands of years putting together a
huge letter to every one of you. Like Romans 15:4 says , For whatever was written
in former times was written for our instruction, so that by steadfastness and
by the encouragement of Scriptures we may have hope.
I hope this will help
somebody. God bless.