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The Gall of James Goll - Surrendering Common Sense to Experiential Christianity

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We do not renew our mind be abandoning it. We renew our mind with the Word of God. That is what we use to test everything and determine what is and is not from the Lord. Goll now presents what he claims as "Scriptural foundations" but three of the four listed are already debunked in this devotional. Romans 6 has nothing to do with surrendering our senses. Romans 12 clearly states to renew our mind by testing for the will of God. 1Corinthians 12 teaches the opposite of what Goll is teaching when you read the entire context. Not done however, Goll latches onto one more verse, which actually contains the word "senses."

"But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil" (Hebrews 5:14, NASB).

Once again, the way this verse intends to use "senses" is quite different from what James Goll is teaching. It is all related to doctrine, not some sense of experiential Christianity. Let us return to the commentaries for greater insight:

"Have their senses - The word used here means properly "the senses" - as we use the term; the seat of sensation, the smell, taste, etc. Then it means "the internal sense," the faculty of perceiving truth; and this is the idea here. The meaning is, that by long experience Christians come to be able to understand the more elevated doctrines of Christianity; they see their beauty and value, and they are able carefully and accurately to distinguish them from error; compare the notes at John 7:17.

To discern both good and evil - That is, in doctrine. They will appreciate and understand what is true; they will reject what is false." -- Barnes Notes on the Bible

Discernment in good and evil is not about angelic and demonic spirits hanging out next to you but in relation to what doctrine is being put forth. It is about discerning truth from error, such as we are doing in this devotional using only the Bible as our guide. Goll would continue:

"The act of presenting the members of our bodies to God as a spiritual act of worship is so very vital if we are going to be able to distinguish the spiritual origins of supernatural realities. We must each do this! It is a key to accurately moving in a higher realm of the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Surrendering and presenting our "five natural senses" to the dove of God is a very specific and necessary part of the process. You can be empowered by God to discern both good and bad spiritual beings, manifestations and operations. The very presence of the Lord Himself will then rest upon our natural senses and enable us to feel, hear, taste, smell and see in another realm. We move from the natural into the supernatural!" -- James Goll

Say what? Notice beloved that Mr. Goll went to painstaking lengths for the first half of his article to sound biblical and pious regarding his teaching before jumping off the false signs and lying wonders cliff here. THIS paragraph however reveals the wickedness of his heart and the deception he traffics in. There is zero biblical instruction to distinguish the spiritual origins of supernatural realities, whatever that is supposed to mean. There is no moving into a higher realm of the anointing, yet another term Mr. Goll does not understand. Surrendering our five senses to the dove of God? Seriously? Where in the Bible does it state that we can be empowered to discern bad and good spiritual beings beloved? Where? Nowhere! Where does the Bible teach that the Lord Himself will rest upon our senses so we can feel, hear, taste, smell and see in "another realm?" This is demonic teaching beloved. It is the doctrine of devils that tries to get Christians to dabble into other realms. This movement from the natural to the supernatural is a cornerstone of these false teachers. They seek to normalize the supernatural, which by definition makes it ordinary. It is the same sin and desire Lucifer had when he wanted to ascend to the throne of the Most High and usurp what belongs to God. The Lord in His mercy has shared His grace with us beloved but He will not share His glory. This is a dangerous and satanic teaching. Goll is not done however with his spiritual lunacy:

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