Friday, January 28, 2011

On This Day, God Wants You To Know…

That he speaks to you through His Word and not what some fallible person has written on Facebook. 
There is an app that I continue to see pop up on Facebook.  It is called, “On this day, God wants you to know…”  And then it has some sort of spiritual sounding phrase about how awesome I am and that today I need to just realize my awesomeness.  Now, if you read this blog and also subscribe to that app on Facebook, please know that I am not judging you.  I am simply hoping to encourage you.

Can God speak through Facebook?  Well if he can speak through donkeys he can speak through Facebook.  But that doesn’t mean that I go every morning and chat with a donkey in the hopes that God will reveal Himself to me.  I know that God has revealed Himself already to us through Jesus in His Word.  So, that’s where I go.

But Scripture is more difficult to read than a 4 line snippet.  I’d rather just hear a few little words about how I’m “a being of immense power and breathtaking beauty”.  These little sayings “sound biblical” because they are written in spiritual sounding language.  But often they are not biblical.  And they are not a message from God. 

So today, I encourage you unsubscribe from this false prophet and open up God’s true Word.  It may be more difficult, but at least it’s not meaningless rubbish—it REALLY IS God’s word and God promises that it is profitable.

Be sure to check out my follow-up post where I will teach you how to write a “message from God”.


  1. I respect your opinion. Here is something to think about. If it brings hope, love, encouragement then what is wrong with it? It causes good and not harm.
    Please look at the passage mark 9:28 “Teacher,” said John, “we saw a man driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us.”
    “Do not stop him,” Jesus said. “No one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me, for whoever is not against us is for us. I tell you the truth, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to Christ will certainly not lose his reward.”
    —Mark 9:38-41, NIV Let's not judge but continue to do good because it pleases God. Everyone is at a different level of spirituality and understanding. Respecting that continues to encourage more acceptance and love for one another. ----To God Be The Glory

  2. Thanks for the comment.

    First let me say that I do agree that everyone is at a different level of spirituality and understanding. I'm also not doubting that God can use this tool. Like I said in the post, he can use a donkey. Heck, he even uses me. So, that's not the issue.

    Here is where I do disagree with you. What you are saying is simply pragmatic--"if it brings hope, love, encouragement then what is wrong it"? My contention is that if it isn't hope, love, and encouragement grounded in the Lord then it is ultimately going to fail. And I think that much of what is posted on this app is not "from God" it claims to be a message directly from the Lord. Often it's not rooted in the gospel and so it is going to disappoint.

    In sum, you have to ask of everything is it true. If it's true (meaning biblical) then I'm all for it. If it's not true I question whether its really able to bring hope, love, and encouragement. I'd rather people read one verse of Scripture per day instead of this app....that's all I'm saying.

  3. That app is garbage. Plain and simple. It's new age gibberish. Uninstall it. Lot's of things can bring hope, love and encouragement but that doesn't make it biblical nor God's Word. The bible does say that we will know them by their fruit.

  4. BTW Mike, good article and good catch.

  5. Yes, thank-you! I did a search on this app hoping to find an article like this one, wondering if anyone felt the same way I did about it. I think what bothers me most is that it is "what God wants you to know," as if God himself wrote them!

  6. I'm so glad I came across this Imformation, I'm still a young christian, saved 05,and I'm even newer to the internet & facebook (1st.month on both counts) some one sent this to me,and without thinking I allowed it, I read the Msg.At once I had revelation from the Holy Spirit that this might not be the word/msg. that GOD wanted me to hear, nor the place God wanted me to receive his word from.I had the feeling right away that I had read something that someone other then GOD was trying to influence me to spread a false teaching,The thing is SATAN knows the word, and he loves to try and trick you into following him,or for a Christian to spread false truths to others,and then trick them into following what they think is GOD'S word. but then I had the good wisdom that the holy spirit blessed me with, and I seeked out the word of GOD. As I read my Bible,GOD spoke to my Heart, and it was as plain as me speaking to you now!!He said "You don't need to go online,/You read my word(THE BIBLE) I will send my my msg's strait to your heart" "and you don't need some hear what I have to say to you" I immediately deinstalled the APP.Now as Stated in the comments above,Yes GOD can speak to you anyway he wants,/facebook/ thru a donkey/possibly even this blog/ But so can SATAN,and he loves to try and sneek his word in mixed with GODS word. So, Is the App. GOD's word to you, I can't say It's not! I just Know that GOD let me know,it was not "HIS WORD FOR ME"!

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  10. I have not seen this facebook app but I can say that any app which leads us to look to our own potential is a load of hogwash. It is akin to the building on sand syndrome.

    And the poster who used the scripture Mark 9:28 misused it. A better scripture would have been the Acts scripture in which the Sons of Sceva were trying to appropriate the power of the Holy Spirit which they did not possess.

    P.S. Excellent food here!

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  12. Sorry, bad spelling in my previous post.
    What I said was this. I am a 67yr old walker in the faith. I love Jesus and read the Word, meditating on it daily. Going through a rough time 2 weeks ago I felt prompted to open my FB page. As I did this, a Message from God, popped up. It was so encouraging and personal it lifted my spirits. I have always been an encourager, and this time it was myself that received the blessing. Gods love flows between all parts of the Body,His people, and that is as it should be.

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