At this time, Oprah is certainly going to hell, along with Obama, Warrren and so may others. That does not mean there is no hope. God is merciful and longsuffering. Jesus can do anything, can save any life, He saved mine. So we still have hope for Oprah, Obama, Warren, etc., etc.
Staying on this track tomorrow we’ll look at…
Friendship and Humility
1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?
“Lust” – the Greek for this term is the source of our word “hedonism.”
2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
“Kill” – figurative (hyperbole) for “hate.”
3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God
Adulterers and adulteresses” – those who are spiritually unfaithful, who love the world rather than God. For spiritual adultery see, e.g., Jer 31:31.
5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?
“Scripture” – the passage James had in mind is not known.
6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
4:7-10 – these verses contain ten commands, each of which is so stated in Greek that it calls for immediate action in rooting out the sinful attitude of pride.
“Resist the devil” – see Eph 6:11-18; 1 Pet 5:8-9.
8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
“Cleanse your hands” – before the Old Testament priests approached God at the tabernacle, they had to wash their hands and feet at the bronze laver as a symbol of spiritual cleansing (Ex 30:17-21).
See Ps 24:4 for the imagery of “clean hands and a pure heart.”
9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
“Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep” – repent.
10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
See Matt 23:12.
11 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.
“Speaketh evil of his brother…speaketh evil of the law” – to speak against a brother is to scorn the law of love.
12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?
13 Go to now, ye that say, Today or tomorrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
Cf. Matt 6:24-33 – this group of verses are good to remember, especially v. 33.
14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.
16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.
17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
Oprah Winfrey’s Teachings Exposed
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world (1 Jn 4:1).
Oprah is the Most Dangerous Woman
in the World!
Hard to believe, but more dangerous than Hillary Clinton.
According to Oprah Winfrey’s introduction page on the internet, the Oprah Winfrey Show is the highest rated talk show in television history, seen by 15-20 million viewers each day in the United States, and in 132 other countries.
Yet Oprah never shares the Gospel of Jesus Christ with her fans. In fact, Oprah denied Jesus in front of millions of viewers. The Word of God plainly teaches that the only way to salvation is by Jesus Christ:
“I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (Jn 14:6).
Oprah not only refuses to believe that, but preaches against it.
Oprah’s show has been the number one talk show for 12 consecutive seasons. Since its beginning in 1986 it has received 32 Emmy awards.
In 1996, Oprah began Oprah’s Book Club designed to get America reading again. Each of the books selected has become an instant bestseller averaging sales of over 1 million copies each.
In 1997, Oprah was named:
* Newsweek’s “Most Important Person” in books and media,
* T.V. Guide’s “Television Performer of the Year,
* The People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Television Performer,” and
* In 1996, Time Magazine recognized Oprah as one of America’s “Twenty-five Most Influential People.”
This is why Oprah is so dangerous… she has massive influence over millions of people and is tragically using it to lead them straight into the fires of Hell.
The books she promotes are like “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne, one of the many New Age Movement books.
Oprah Teaches and promotes
New Age Heresy
Tragically, America is obsessed with celebrity idol worship and that idol will be the devil himself.
Oprah is extremely dangerous because she is leading millions of people (especially women) into the New Age movement and away from Jesus Christ. Oprah is a wolf in sheep’s clothing who’s leading multitudes into Hell.
“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves” (Matt 7:15)
Unsaved people who would never listen to a preacher or the Bible are listening to Oprah! She has power over millions of people, yet Oprah propagates a demonic message of spiritism and New Age doctrines.
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils” (1t Tim 4:1).
“New Age” is nothing new, it is simply a modern conglomerate of all sorts of pagan and Eastern religions. All straight from Hell.
New Age is a religious movement that is centered in self – all you need is within – with no defined order of sin, repentance or salvation! You become your own god! The people worship the god of forces and promote The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Oprah is worth over 2 billion dollars. If she is such a loving person why does she only donate around a million a year?
If she is so wonderful why is she letting her money sit in the bank instead of helping the poor and starving?
Where does she get all of her money? From the poor and starving.
The Pagan Gospel of
the New Age
The gospel according to the New Age Movement is an expansive idea centered around the birth of a new world “consciousness.”
As a religion of monism (all is one), New Agers hope to accomplish what the builders of the Tower of Babel failed to do—unify the masses of the world under a single religious umbrella, and, at the macro level, harmonically converge the world’s energies with the power of Gaia.
To promote such goals, New Agers claim that God is pantheistic (God is all and all is God) and that humans are divine members of the whole “that God is.”
According to New Ageism, Jesus came to reveal this pantheistic nature of God and to teach humanity the gospel of Self-Realization.
After illustrating the divine principle of “God within us all,” Jesus ascended to a place of distinction to live among the Masters of the Spiritual Hierarchy—Buddha and Krishna.
Jesus promised that the essence of God would be revealed from time to time, and thus New Agers look for the imminent appearing of a World Teacher who will, as Jesus did, illustrate the divine human potential.
In this way, New Age theology prepares the world for the coming of the False Prophet and the Antichrist. These are the false teachings of the New Age Movement.
Oprah says, “I Surrender All,” but she surrenders nothing, she doesn’t even share much.
It’s been in the news recently that Oprah Winfrey was moved when she heard invited guest, Faith Hill, singing the Gospel song “I Surrender All,” during a practice rehearsal.
The video shows an audience member moved to tears and Faith Hill emotionally moved by Oprah’s story. Oprah tells how she desperately wanted a part in a 1985 Steven Spielberg movie, The Color Purple.”
Oprah says she went to a fat-farm to try to lose some extra pounds. While there, she said she couldn’t bare the pressure anymore and just started praying, singing, and crying. She said she sang “I Surrender All,” while giving up her obsession to be in the movie part. Sadly,
Oprah never makes any mention of the name which is above every other name, the name of JESUS!
And she obviously has not surrendered any of that fat she went lose.
The universe is not interested in your struggles and your pain and your sorrow…
The Word of God teaches that He is very much interested in our struggles and pain and sorrow.
“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you” (1 Pet 5:7).
“Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be over past” (Ps 57:1).
The Bible teaches that when we are struggling or down that we are to go to the Lord Jesus Christ for refuge… under the shadow of the Almighty:
“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty” (Ps 91:1).
Oprah never mentions the Bible in any of her teachings. The reason is obvious, she is an unsaved heretic.
My heart is open to find the flow, the flow, the flow, the flow that is my life.
This is Devilish doctrine. New Age doctrines/practices (such as Kundalini Yoga) teach that there are seven “Chakras” (or spiritual doorways) within the body through which energy flows.
They teach that each planet has a presiding god (demon) over it. They believe that these channels of energy can be tapped into through meditation, yoga, acupuncture, etc. Holistic medicine is also based upon this concept known as Yin and Yang.
When Oprah speaks of the “flow,” she is talking about demonic sources of spiritual energy, not the Holy Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit of God always works through the Word of God.
John declares that Jesus Christ is the Living Word of God:
“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
(For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ” (Jn 1:1-3).
Also see where Jesus is called the “Word of God.”
“And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God” (Rev 19:13).
You cannot separate Jesus Christ from the Spirit of God, for He is the Spirit of God.
“But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his” (Rom 8:9).
Oprah does not have God’s Spirit, but a demonic spirit.
We are clearly taught in try (or test) the spirits to see if they are of God or not,
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world” (1 Jn 4:1).
How can I be used to serve the greater calling that is my life? That is the question. I surrender to that.
Oprah tells on herself here by saying that she was only surrendering to “The greater calling that is my life.” Since when is one’s personal life the “greater calling”? Jesus Christ is the great calling, nothing else.
Again, let’s test Oprah teachings to the Word of God.
“Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created” (Rev 4:11).
God created mankind to please Him…period!
“…without faith it is impossible to please him…” (Heb 11:6).
Faith is our obedience and trust upon Jesus Christ, the Living Word… and the Bible, God’s Written Word. There is no other way to please God.
Oprah’s words sound very selfish and self-centered, which is exactly what New Age is all about. Oprah is going to burn in Hell if she doesn’t repent and turn to Jesus Christ in faith.
Oprah and all of her followers do not know God and when Jesus returns the following will be the result:
“In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Chris” (2 Thess 1:8).
…God’s simple plan of salvation.