"Have you investigated the day you were born? Why you were born? The attacks on you didn't start when you believed in Christ. Or when you started going to church. Or when you started hanging out with other Christians. The demonic attacks began in your life the day you were born because the devil understands what you came to do. The devil observed the day you were born but you have no idea why you were born." - Lovy Elias
Interesting here that Lovy Elias has clearly drunk the purpose driven Kool-Aid. Beloved, this was one of the greatest atrocities ever committed against the church by Rick Warren. You may want to sit down for today's deep theology. You're not that important. Sorry, but you're not. Neither am I. The purpose of a Christian is to grow into the fullness of Christ, live a life the represents Him and be prepared to answer for our faith. That can be accomplished as an accountant, or a farmer, or a housewife and mother. This notion that there is some hidden purpose for every single Christian is simply not supported biblically. Realize that what Rick Warren was doing, was ensuring that his mega church always had a plethora of volunteers so he would not have to pay to staff it. If you want to help your church in the Parking Lot Ministry, knock yourself out but do not think for a second it is a "calling" or that you are fulfilling your purpose.
Perhaps the more astounding thing here is the power Lovy Elias gives to the devil. The devil understands what I am supposed to do the moment I am birthed? The devil himself personally observed the day I was born? So, the enemy is omnipresent? He is omniscient? He is omnipotent? No beloved, he most certainly is not. When you got into that fight in the sandbox at age five it was not a demonic attack. When you fell off your bike at age 11 it was not a demonic attack. This teaching scratches itching ears because it proffers the silly notion that you are just so important that the enemy of our souls was waiting and watching when you were born so he could spend a lifetime attacking you to prevent you from realizing the true measure of your greatness. It is a theology born for the NAR apostate church that has poisoned itself on Warrenology for decades now. Elias was far from done with his insanity however:
"Moses was born in Egypt. The devil already knows there is a spirit that has entered the world. This boy will deliver the children of Israel. I want the children of Israel in bondage because if they get delivered a great nation will come of this and that great nation will produce the Messiah. So the devil wants to kill Moses as a child then the whole plan is aborted because Moses was the only one designed to do that one thing." - Lovy Elias
Right. So, the devil knew that "a spirit" had come into the world when Moses was born that would deliver the children of Israel and that this would lead to a great nation and thus the birth of the Messiah? Are you serious? This is not only extra-biblical, but it rewrites the reasons God already gave us in the text. A new Pharoah had come to power who did not know of Joseph, and he saw the Israelites were growing in number and he feared they would revolt and join the enemies of Egypt. It is for this reason the Pharoah eventually ordered the death of male children, not just Moses. The more insulting thing here is this notion that God is somehow inept with His own creation. That if Moses had been killed then the entire plan of salvation was off! As if the grand plans of God relied solely on Moses instead of the Almighty! Moses was only special because God made him special. If he had died or refused, God would still have accomplished His desires regardless.
"Don't you realize it is very dangerous when the bible says when you don't do what you are supposed to do the blood of people will be on your hands. There are people who cannot get saved that will never receive Jesus because you never did your work. And there is no one who can save those people because you are the only one designed to reach them. So those people's blood will be on your hands." - Lovy Elias
This is just scripturally criminal to assault the bible like this. God did say to the Prophet Ezekiel that if God had told the wicked they will die and Ezekiel did not warn them, then their blood would be on his hands. Here is today's second deep theology point - you are not Ezekiel. This is not a point God is making to everyone. You know why? Because He said it directly and audibly to Ezekiel. Just think of the loathsome arrogance to assume that you are so special that people will end up in hell if you do not embrace your specialness. This blood warning also appears when Paul says goodbye to the Ephesian elders and declares he is free from their blood because he did not hesitate to teaching them the entire gospel. So, yes there are certain callings such as pastor where the lives of your listeners are at stake as Paul teaches Timothy. That is why preachers and teachers are held to a higher standard and why false teachers are storing up wrath against themselves. That is NOT what Lovy is trafficking in here. He is telling John Q Public that they too have special people that ONLY they can reach. That God assigns these tasks to individuals and if they fail, the people are lost forever. How ridiculous and dangerous. God has a plan, and we might even be used as part of it but do not think for a second that God needs us to accomplish anything. He does not.
"If Moses had never become what he was supposed to be then the blood of Israel would be on his hands. How can the devil know more about your future than you? John the Baptist was born knowing exactly what he was supposed to do. Samson knew what he came to do. Joshua knew what he came to do. You see God can stop the devil from touching your future but you yourself can destroy your future because you don't know what you are supposed to do. Do you understand the devil cannot hinder what God has ordained. The only way the devil can hinder it is by putting a stumbling block before you. The day you received the Lord Jesus you were given a second chance to fulfill why you were put on earth. You were enforced and empowered to fulfill why you were put on earth. There are some of you that are born again but still do not know what you are supposed to do." - Lovy Elias