If you love lie and hate truth and want to be cheated and lost a lot or everything, I cannot help you BUT
if you don't like to be lied, you might want to watch this video first and then read, which deadly lies I have noticed therein. Compare your findings with mine. Today people are blind completely... They buy everything but the truth, which is for free, they hate!
The guy is a pastor. He quotes from NIV (Not Inspired Version of the Bible). I came to Christ when reading Standard translation, which is pretty much corrupted as NIV is but I would never stay in Christ because pretty much everything was changed, corrupted in those new translations. It took me about three months or something like that to figure that out. If a person is a pastor and it is quoting from NIV, man, he hates the word of God. He doesn't know the Bible. It is very, very, very likely he will lead you toward another Christ, another spirit. I am not saying, that people, who quote old translations like KJV are any better. Majority isn't. But if someone quotes out of old translations, which were not corrupted, there is a greater chance, that he knows, what he speaks.
2) The title of the video is, that you are a hero of faith. Please notice, that the pastor is referring to the Bible but not to any particular verse. Later, he quotes the verses. Why is he not quoting the verse for this, the most important topic of the lecture? Because there is no such verse in the Bible. He cheats people. Bible doesn't say that. Bible says exactly the opposite thing. To catch him in this deceit, it is very easy, you don't even need to know the Bible, just loving the truth, is sufficient.
Bible says, that we should test spirits. (1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.)
We should not be naive. If someone presents itself as a pastor and as a Christian and he smiles and is positive and whatever he says sounds pleasant to our ears - all those things mean nothing, if he opposes the word of God.
Bible says, that we can receive the wrong spirit, given to us by "Christians". Paul feared for Christians, who knew the right Christ, received the Spirit but started to turn away from the truth. (II Cor 11:3-4 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.)
So, let's test the spirits. What kind of spirit did this guy give you? That you are something more than all the Christians, who lived before Christ, even more than Abraham! It feels good, doesn't it? Why are you something special? Because you love more? No. The guy did not mention love. You are something special, according to him, because you "believe", that God created the world in 6 24 hour days...
This pastor imagined this... the Bible doesn't say that. But what did Jesus say?
Luke 14:8-11 When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him; And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room. But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee. For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Wedding is an image of Christian coming to the Lord. We should not think, that we are more than other Christians. I don't think, I am more than this pastor. I know more than him. If he would know as much as I know, he might be much better than I am. I am careful, humble. I can fall one, two, three. But I can judge his words, his works. They are not right with God.
(reference: Mark 9:35 And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.
Matthew 22:2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,)
And therefore, I hope you see - if you accept the spirit of this pastor, you have to reject spirit, which is being offered to you by Christ. The guy is going against the Word of God.
Devil speaks nice. Read Genesis 3. Pleasant words. Of course he can also speak not pleasant words. And the words of God? When I was in the darkness, I perceived them as... not nice. To some extent, this is due to modern translations. But now - there is nothing sweeter than words of God.
This message feels good but it doesn't tell you the truth. It doesn't reveal to you, what you are. That you are not right with the Lord. That you are wretch. There is not bad news, and therefore there cannot be no good news, which is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. You cannot sing: Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me... because you are hero from the beginning... if you buy a lie.
Such kind of messages don't work. We need them all the time... We are "learning" to be good... and yet, we stay, what we are. Such is my experience and boy, I was changed, when I heard the Gospel. The bad news and then the good one :)
People are not prepared to pay to listen to the bad news...
so such pastors jump in and give them, what they want to hear...
I am 37 years old as this pastor is. I have nothing. I could earn about 200 000 euros in the last 7 years but I haven't. I tried to give the truth to people and I gave them books for free. Some people gave me donation, which was donation - which covered just the printing costs or manybe a little bit more. I have a web-site... I pay for it... I live at my parents house and I have to go and start working manual jobs just for the food. Because people, they do not support me. But this guy is 37 years old and has 4 daughters and people support him. Something is not right. I would like to get married but... I am prepared to eat grass... I am prepared to work hard just to earn for food for a baby... one baby. Forget fancy house or apartment. And I will meet a proper wife, if any, only by the mercy of God. It is much easier to get married if you are loaded with money...
From their YouTube channel, I got the link to his FB page (https://www.facebook.com/notes/your-time-of-grace/meet-pastor-jon/193121541041158) and two sites: https://give.timeofgrace.org/default.aspx?p=donation - asking for money and I checked their store. They are selling books and it is written for a gift of... donation... well, that is a lie. They are selling books.
and another site: http://www.yourtimeofgrace.org/team-members/
I met some Christian missionaries. They are in Slovenia for 6 years and in Croatia for the last 16 years. With a great difficulty they have founded 2 small churches in Croatia. They speak pretty much the truth. So it is not that I am so bad in bringing people to Christ... You cannot make money out of that but those guys from time of grace, they do make money. The greater the liar, the more are people supporting it.
There are also some "Christians", who yell at everyone and people adore them... There is no love in them... and no truth...
And one can notice, how those guys are "positive" - I can see through their look... they look at camera with such "love"... they are self-confident, they know how to make certain hand gestures... they are learned actors or hypocrites. And people love that - I hate that. It is so artificial... deceiving... I don't like acting and God doesn't like it either.
Some verses to think about:
II Timothy 3:5-7
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
When you listen to such guys, you never get the Gospel and therefore they always give you something, which should work but it doesn't. And you are always paying for new and new revelations of theirs. You are always learning, but you never learn. From such people turn... away. Walk on the way, the way of Jesus Christ.
For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
I am not saying, that those people are ungodly. I am not the judge but their works reveal, that this might be the case. I would be careful. And I will contact them and warn them with a question... If they have ears to hear, they will hear. But it could be, that they love money too much and being great preachers... followed by masses...
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Mammon here is being understood by the Church as money.
But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
The guy tried to give you a spirit of proudness. Think about that...
So this is how one checks spirits, if they are in agreement with the truth, love, the Bible. With time you will recognize a liar from afar off. If he is innocent, if he do it unawares, he will hear your kindly warning, if he has his conscience seared with iron, he won't hear you. But one blesses, hopes, as long one lives... We are not judges. God is judge. We only warn people, those who want to be warned.
I Timothy 4:1-2
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; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
If you have read till here - what can I say to you?
God bless you,
I hope this message was a blessing to you.
ps additional verses:
II Timothy 4:1-4
I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
People have itching ears and they pick and choose themselves many teachers. And they turned the Bible into fables, lies... or they imagine their own fables for example, that you are hero of faith... For me, heroes of faith are Noah, Abraham, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, Henoh, Joseph, David, Ester, John the Baptist, Paul, Stephan, Peter, James, John... and especially Jesus. I am not a hero... I am not a hero. They are, they are. Blessed be they for ever!