Doing Many Wonderful Works Versus Obeying God

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Does Being “Led by the Spirit” Count for More Than the Words of the Bible?

Hi D____,

This is a very powerful witness to these to men who routinely “think above what is written” and even go to the extent of denouncing and disclaiming “that which is written” as “mere ink on paper”.

Your clear and concise words concerning the function of “many wonderful works in Christ’s name”, and your clear and concise words demonstrating the Biblical definition of ‘love’ are a very powerful witness to anyone which will burn within that one until the disdain for “that which is written” is burned out of him, and he will come to see the spirit that is in those “written” words.

Thanks for sharing this with me. [Shared series of letters is below]
Your brother in Christ,

Your brother in Christ,


Hello D____,

I appreciate your taking the time to write, but I will only say that it is your right to disagree with me on anything I may say or write. I follow as you said, my inner guidance more than the written bible. I will always trust my anointing above everything. I also assure you that my heart is not desperately wicked as I have been regenerated and have a new heart that only wants to love God and my fellow man.

You are always welcome to write me and share your comments.

May you always be richly blessed and abundantly satisfied in His presence.


My Brother G____,

When I read your response this morning, I was grieved in my spirit and wept. Not only for you, but the people you teach regularly and the untold number of folks who may be searching for the truth who visit your website, read your works and listen to your tapes. Do you not realize that teachers are held doubly accountable for what they say?

Jas 3:1 NOT MANY [of you] should become teachers (self-constituted censors and reprovers of others), my brethren, for you know that we [teachers] will be judged by a higher standard and with greater severity [than other people; thus we assume the greater accountability and the more condemnation]. (Amplified)

Am I your judge? No, never! But I am expected to judge what you say and teach! What is the “higher standard” that this verse is telling us? It is, as I told you before, Jesus Christ and His Words (doctrine) which are written for our admonition whereby we have no doubts. But as clear as this is YOU say, “I follow as you said, my inner guidance more than the written bible.” I truly did not think you would actually say this, but you did. Let me give you again Paul’s teaching to Timothy:

1Ti 6:3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, [even] the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;
1Ti 6:4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
1Ti 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

You also said, “I will always trust my anointing above everything”. My anointing? Above everything? When you say “above everything” it is clear now this also includes the scriptures. And “your anointing” is NOT of Christ. It is exactly as you say, “yours”!

2Jn 1:9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
2Jn 1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into [your] house, neither bid him God speed:
2Jn 1:11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

When you say you “trust your anointing” you probably think you are being “led by the spirit” as Rom 8:14 tells us. But what does it mean to be “led by the spirit”? According to YOU it is something mystical, internal, and altogether subjective according to how you “feel”! So whatever YOU teach and whatever YOU do is RIGHT as long as YOU ARE TRUE to “your anointing”. This is the crux of your thinking. So what does the Bible say about spirit? What are Jesus’ words?

Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

Joh 12:48 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.

Every one of us is now judged. HIS judgment is happening NOW as we speak, not in some distant future. Not according to faith within “our anointing” but by the standard of Jesus Christ and His Word. Are we obeying HIS Word? Are we doing all that HE said? Are we living “by every Word that proceedeth from the mouth of God”? I must obey and do according to what is written, and it tells me to “withdraw myself” from those who are opposed to sound doctrine. It is not as though you are a novice and unskilled. You are well aware of what you believe, and therefore I must reject ALL of what you say and teach and leave you to the discipline of our Father and judge of us ALL. I cannot accept you into “my house”, the temple of my body. I will no longer refer anyone to your website nor will I visit again lest I become partaker of your heresies.

I have but one request. Since you have at least been honest with me, will you be honest to those whom you teach? Will you share these e-mails with them and let them decide for themselves? Do you have the courage and honesty to deliver the scriptures to them? If your foundation is solid, then there will be no change. However if your works are built upon yourself, then are you willing to have it torn down and follow Christ?

Your fellow member in Christ,


Hello D____,

I am so sorry that I caused you grief. That was certainly not my intention. I will trust the Lord to reveal to me any areas where I am wrong. I have spent over 40 years in the scriptures and several hours a day for years seeking truth. I truly do hear God speak and reveal his heart to me, and that is all I desire. I never wanted to be a speaker, and I still will not speak unless I really feel it is the Lord who wants me to speak. Many can tell you that most times when I am in a meeting or conference I will never speak unless I really feel I have something to say. I make no defense for myself; I just wanted to let you know my feelings. My heart is to serve the Lord and His people and I must follow the truth that is revealed to me. I do not explain things in the best way, but I try.

I am more than willing to be judged by my Father as I know His judgment is unto righteousness. I must trust my anointing as the scriptures say.

1Jn 2:26 These [things] have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.
1Jn 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

1Jn 2:27 But as for you, the anointing (the sacred appointment, the unction) which you received from Him abides [permanently] in you; [so] then you have no need that anyone should instruct you. But just as His anointing teaches you concerning everything and is true and is no falsehood, so you must abide in (live in, never depart from) Him [being rooted in Him, knit to Him], just as [His anointing] has taught you [to do]. (AMP)
1Jn 2:27 But that anointing which ye received of him, dwelleth in you: and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and it is true and is not lying, and as it taught you, ye shall abide in him. GENEVA (1599)



No need to apologize to me. Emotions last but a few moments then they are gone, but what we are considering here is age-enduring. There is nothing more important to us than obeying the words of Christ and doing what He says apart from our feelings or opinions. I know you agree.

You said, “I am more than willing to judged by my Father . . .”! This certainly could be a turning point in your life. Every one of us from the least to the greatest at some point “fall away”, “deny Him”, and “lose our first love” Pro 24:16. There was a time in me when I thought I knew it all, puffed up, and full of arrogance. Well, God tore all of that down, sent me into perdition for many, many years until another time appointed by Him. In that time I lost everything, and literally forgot all of those wrong things I had learned. The greatest thing I know now is that I’m totally blind and worthless unless it is revealed to me by Jesus Christ through His Word. Light can only be known as it is thrown into and shines upon the darkness, which I was. (Eph 5:8)

I am encouraged that you at least included a scripture in your response. But it is sort of like all the TV evangelists (false prophets of our day) twisting and distorting the scriptures, deceiving the people for their own personal gain. What you have done here with 1Jn 2:26-27 is used it to justify what you call “my anointing” to set your “feelings” and “My heart is to serve the Lord and His people” above what is written. I hope you can see and hear the import of what I am saying. You must see that there is a grave danger inherent by not precisely and fully obeying His Word. First, let’s look at what it really means to “serve His people” then we’ll look at the subject of anointing.

1Jn 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
1Jn 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

Now does this sound like serving and loving God’s people is base on feelings and emotions? Certainly NOT! Is it based on what is in “my heart” and a result of “my anointing”? Not in any way! Yes, the love of God is “shed abroad in our hearts” (Rom 5:5), but this also is done by the Holy Spirit which is the Word(s) of Christ (Joh 6:63).

Now let’s look briefly at the “anointing”. The key to what John is telling us is this:

1Jn 2:26 These [things] have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.
1Jn 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

It cannot be any clearer than that; the anointing is truth. Well, just what is truth? First, it is Jesus Christ:

Joh 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Secondly, it is His Word(s):

Joh 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

Psa 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

These scriptures are but a minute sampling of the importance of Christ and His Word. Whether we “speak in public” or not has no bearing on the relevance of His Word in us. If the “love of the truth (Christ and HisWord)” is not in us then we are NOT of God.

Yours in Christ, D____

Dear G____,

I really did not want to get involved here, but seems like I have to, so forgive me before I start. Whilst D____ may think he has all the truth because he holds a Bible in his hands he is right on some things. I do not believe that we can have OUR ANOINTING and use it as a guide for our ministry. There is for me no such thing. To begin the Holy anointing oil of the old testament was unique with a formula given by God, and NO ONE WAS ALLOWED TO MAKE anything even like it. IT BELONGS TO GOD. Exo 29:7 No priest could use HIS OWN ANOINTING.

There is one thing that has kept me on track, and that is the Bible. But I am not speaking about using it as our guide to heaven or such like. BUT we need to have some kind of anchor that we can refer to so we can navigate spiritually. The most popular preaching today is the ideas of man being presented as if God is speaking. But nothing is happening in terms of transformed lives and release from the bondage of the Flesh.

The apostle John said this, 1Jn 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. So from my perspective the anointing is a PERSON and that person is CHRIST….. HE IS THE ANOINTING.

To make statements that appeal to the ears but not linked to truth leaves people like you and me up the creek without a paddle. If God is opening up a ministry for you overseas, then there is a great responsibility on you to allow the anointing to flow and flourish in you and to be revealed in your ministry. Jesus Christ said “MY WORDS,” that is what God is actually saying to us, ARE SPIRIT AND LIFE, and the rest float out on the breeze. If there is one thing I would like to say to you personally it is this. If you need someone as your model please let that one be C-H-R-I-S-T. My assesment is that HE IS THE BEST.

I love you very much and always will, and you are in my prayers to see you become strong in the Lord and in the power of HIS MIGHT. My desire for you is to see you become mighty in God and be a Gideon and a Moses and a DAVID to slay the enemy hosts and release God’s people from their slavery to the Pharaohs of this world. YOU ARE WONDERFUL, and that is not just my assessment, but that is what GOD SAYS. We are ONE in Christ.

In his Love,


Dear D____,

It’s good to hear from you on this matter. I didn’t think at all you be able to resist; and there is no need to ask anyone’s forgiveness on such a crucial issue. First of all if a minister, any minister, has gone public with his preaching, teaching, and doctrine, should he not be subject to the highest scrutiny? The TV “evangelists” are so obvious even most of the world sees through them. But, you and several others are in the business of tapes, videos, papers and the like and a lot more subtle than most. So there is no sense in getting upset when we are questioned and inquired of in what we believe, Mat 12:36; Heb 13:17; Rom 14:12; 2Ti 4:2. I expect it of myself, and I certainly WILL “try every spirit” that I encounter 1Jn 4:12 as we are commanded to do. Why should we do this? “Because many false prophets have gone out into the world”!

You said, “D____ may think he has all the truth because he holds a Bible in his hands”. To this I simply ask, What other TRUTH is there? Not only do I hold a Bible in my hands, it is being worked in me as I am beginning to live out every word in this Book! ALL of the GOOD and ALL of the EVIL. I do not believe as you do that we have always been “spirits”, and basically all we need to do is “just remember” who we really are! This is utter nonsense and foolishness. It is just not in the scriptures. And then in the next paragraph you say, “G____ is one that has kept me on track, and that is the Bible.” So you condemn me for holding a Bible, but yet it is commendable for you to “keep you on track”. This is a condemnation I ACCEPT vigorously! Do I have ALL TRUTH? Do I know ALL THINGS? Let’s see:

Php 4:12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
Php 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Tit 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
Tit 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Tit 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Tit 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
Tit 2:15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

Knowing ALL THINGS does not mean that we have every scripture committed to memory. If this is what you mean about me then you are correct and I am guilty. But, I am experiencing in Christ ALL THINGS for everything “consists in HIM”! Jesus Christ “IS, WAS and WILL BE” and as for me AND you we will live every Word in the “IS, WAS and WILL BE”. He is the “beginning and the end” of ALL THINGS. If he became flesh, so will I. If he was made sin, so am I, 1Jn 4:17. Is He resurrected, so will I be. Am I part of God’s ELECT? Indeed, if I “continue in His Word” and “endure to the end”!

I know you have a disdain for the name of Jesus Christ. YOU once emphatically said in a video that “he is not God” in direct contradiction to Mat 1:23. Time constrains me to list all of the “false doctrine” laden in your teachings. I must admit it is very appealing to the flesh to believe that life in this present age “is but an illusion” according to you. It surely would be nice, as you teach, that all we need is to just become aware of our “true identity” and enter into a “new consciousness” of light and immortality. How wicked and cruel is it to tell someone who is sick and diseased that “it is all in their minds”, that all they need is to just change their thinking? This is heresy of the first order! I have read, studied, and viewed ALL of your doctrine. You have Jesus Christ in “name only” and do not heed His commandment, according to what you publish. I do not say these things simply to be inflammatory but in obedience to the truth. Are you willing to consider what scripture actually says? I know it has taken many years to develop the system you embrace. Would you let God tear it all down and start with “sound doctrine”? Are you able to say you are “blind” in yourself and unless He wills it, we are lost? (Joh 9:39)

If you want to further search the scriptures, we can do that. However, vain disputings are a waste of time. These are matters of life and death and the importance of which must not be underestimated. You may see this as proud or arrogant but we do not have the luxury to “just get along” and let false teaching to “come into my house”. Judgment has already begun in “my house” and this seems to be where the Father has me right now, looking into those subtle things that “creep in unawares”.

Yours in Christ,


Dear D____,

You write as if you hold the only key to TRUTH, No one else has the truth except you. How many people have you helped to get free of drugs, alcohol, deep depression, etc, etc. How many people with your “Truth” have you helped to be find released from the pollution of this world. And before you turn off, I am not suggesting for one moment that D____ did those thing alone, that is the work of the CHRIST DWELLING IN A MAN. Agreeing with Paul that, “I can do all things through Christ who dwells in ME.” I simply wonder what difference YOUR TRUTH THAT YOU KNOW has made in this sin sick and sorry world. The proof for me is in seeing what I believe the Bible says is TRUTH, which is CHRIST (A PERSON) who could say I AM THE TRUTH or the perfect expression of what is truth. He healed the sick; he opened blind eyes; he raised the dead; he opened the sea for Israel to cross, etc, etc. What expression do you manifest in your life today that would suggest that the SAME CHRIST not only dwells in you but is the SAME CHRIST AS Lived and functioned on this earth 2000 years ago doing just what he did then? HE IS THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY AND FOREVER and not another CHRIST bound up in doctrines. that deny his power and ability to bring every KNEE to bow to him and every tongue to declare that Jesus Christ is L-O-R-D. You may skite about how faithful you are to the BIBLE, but that only proves how far from TRUTH as a manifestation of Christ you have gone.

I do not expect you will even read this, and that would not surprise me at all. I just feel so sorry for you wasting your time and effort trying to straighten out those who are doing what they believe Christ is doing on the earth today. Don’t waste your time telling me of my imperfections. My Father does that much better that you can. But in the end he tells me I am a SON OF GOD, and I rest in his LOVE.

I just want to thank you for your help in trying to make me a better Christian but I have one who can do much better job than you, and that is the CHRIST IN ME who is my true IDENTITY. SO I know who I AM.

My Prayer for you is, Lord BLESS my brother and direct his Vision AWAY FROM PEOPLE AND CENTER IT ON YOU, so that as he beholds YOU he will be changed into that SAME IMAGE even as by the spirit of the Lord. AMEN…


I’m going to ignore the personal and emotional aspects of your reply and just focus on a couple of things here. First, my purpose in all of these discussions is to emphasize the importance of “the doctrine of Christ” as set forth in the sum of God’s Word, which is written down for us in the Book that both you and G____ want to ignore. Didn’t I ask you at the end of my last reply, “If you want to further search the scriptures, we can do that. However, vain disputings are a waste of time”? Other than one fleeting reference to Php 4:13 to bolster your workd, there is nothing in your reply but “vain disputings”!

Let’s answer this question: Is it possible for a man to do the works of God and NOT know Him?

Mat 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Mat 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Mat 7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
Mat 7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither [can] a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Mat 7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Mat 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Mat 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Mat 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
Mat 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

So, I ask you, are the many wonderful works you have done proof that you “know him”? Is it proof that I know Him? Not at all. It only proves that you have done works “in his name” only! And, according to Jesus’ “doctrine” in vs. 15, those who do so are “false prophets”. I didn’t write this, these are not my words or some personal truth I dreamed up. Could it be any clearer? Does this apply to you and me? Absolutely! This is NOT for someone else, it is for us and to us. Am I one of those who “worked iniquity”? Yes, yes, yes! I can’t tell you how many times I prophesied, spoke in tongues, healed the sick, helped the poor, ministered to the broken-hearted, but I never knew Him. During my stay in Babylon my flesh was so proud, but so very wicked. Why? because I had no “love for the truth”? What I said and what I believed didn’t matter, I was doing “good works”! Wasn’t that good enough? Isn’t this proof of “the kingdom”?

Joh 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

This is the “fruit” He is looking for. What about this love? Is it some emotion or feeling that you can’t quite determine what it means? No, not at all. It is real, substantial and measurable. Here it is:

1Jn 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
1Jn 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

Let me ask you, how are we to know what His commandments are apart from “what is written”? Please do not say, as G____ did, by some “inner guidance system” or some “inner voice” or “anointing”. We have already resolved this issue. The fact is we can’t. This is the basis and crux of this entire exercise with you and G____ and anyone that disregards “Christ’s doctrine” in their teachings. It is not to point out anyone’s personal faults or “make them a better christian”. But it is expected and REQUIRED of me to “try (test) the spirits to see whether they be of God”!

You said, “I do not expect you will even read this and that would not surprise me at all.” I did read, and I DO care about what you say and teach, especially your written works and sermons posted for the whole world to see. It is as simple as this: they are replete with error and contradictions to scripture. It is what it is. I simply can’t allow it “into my house”. But, if you write me again, please have a question or comment about what’s written. This is all that matters!

Thank you for your prayers!

Yours in Christ, D___

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