EXHORTATIONS FROM THE FATHER
By Glenn H. Jackson
["Reflections" Of The Father's Heart]
* In many cases, the so-called "deliverance ministries"
are "tinged" [suffused, permeated] with psychological principles [the darknened wisdom of the world]. Because of this, the Enemy's strongholds remain hidden at the "root" and, thus, he is able to maintain much leeway in the lives of both the "minister" [counselor]
and the one that remains in captivity.
"Tinge" - to impart a trace or slight degree of something;
"Specious" - apparently good or right, but actually
not so; pleasing or attractive in appearance, but deceptive;
...."Beware of anyone getting hold of you by means of a theosophy which is "specious" on the lines
of human tradition, corresponding to the elemental spirits of the world and not to Christ".... Colossians 2:8 The Moffat Translation
...."As you have therefore
received Christ, [even] Jesus the Lord, [so] walk (regulate your lives and conduct yourselves) in union with and conformity to Him. Have the roots [of your being] firmly and deeply planted [in Him, fixed and founded in Him], being continually built up in Him,
becoming increasingly more confirmed and established in the faith, just as you were taught, and abounding and overflowing in it with thanksgiving.
See to it that no one carries you off as spoil or makes
you yourselves captive by his so-called philosophy and intellectualism and vain deceit (idle fancies and plain nonsense), following human tradition (men's ideas of the material rather than the spiritual world), just crude notions following the rudimentary
and elemental teachings of the universe and disregarding [the teachings of] Christ (the Messiah).
For in Him the whole fullness of Deity (the Godhead) continues to dwell in bodily form [giving complete
expression of the divine nature]. And you are in Him, made full and having come to fullness of life [in Christ you too are filled with the Godhead--Father, Son and Holy Spirit--and reach full spiritual stature]. And He is the Head of all rule and authority
[of every angelic principality and power]".... Colossians 2:6-10 The Amplified Translation