Around 2006 I received a letter, telling me about learning “special knowledge” and being a part of a “special” team of great, rich and knowledgeable people. It said that I would be surprised of the well-known rich people who are in this group. This mysterious letter seemed so intriguing and who wouldn’t want more knowledge right? God gave us knowledge and wisdom and wants us to exercise it daily to win people to His Kingdom.
This letter told me that I was “chosen” and “special” to this “group,” they were allegedly “watching me,” and for a nominal fee, they would be glad to send me their mysterious and coveted-by-the-wise manual. Ok, I admit, I knew that it just somehow felt odd and my discernment kicked in but, having the odd-man-out kinda life that I had as an orphan and never really fitting in wherever I would go or with whomever I tried to blend in with, I decided to send these “special folks” a $140.00 check. Weeks later, the manual came. I was excited to receive this Book of Secrets. I have to admit the manual seemed great. It had some really good information in it and formula’s for life and the like. As they say, so on and so on and so on. There were even mathematical exercises in it to stimulate your brain. Stories and meditation practices, etc. But…..the straw that broke the camels back was when I read all of that, which took days, weeks, and got near the end of the manual when “they” told me to denounce Jesus and my power would be stronger than I’ve ever imagined. You couldn’t be a believer of Jesus Christ to belong to this “group.” I was like “Whhhaaaaaatttt?”
Your talking about an insult to my intelligence! I was beside myself. I was so heated that I was actually speechless. Oh my. I couldn’t write the letter back to them fast enough. I was so mad that my handwriting was horrible trying to convey how I felt about that manual. I did everything in my power not to step out in my flesh while writing to them. I demanded my money back and told them that they should be ashamed of themselves. I let them know how I felt about them telling me to denounce Jesus. The book may have changed throughout the years but I know what I saw and read.
I hope that none of you reading this has ever given into this “All Great Wisdom” junk. Never become hard-hearted towards Jesus for fortune nor fame. I could have been a professional, on TV singer at one point in my life too but I, once again, refused the evil offer that someone stupidly gave me. I Am the righteousness of God and no one will ever change my mind. God is my provider, Jehovah Jireh, and He will see to all my needs. And thank you.
Keep your chin up folks and beware of the offers that come your way. No offense to the “special people” who gave me that offer but…….
2Pe 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.