James 1:16-18 ESV
Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
A Great Deception
We live in a time of great deception. We live in a time in our history when the beast of Revelation is rising, and is conquering nations, peoples and Christians throughout the world, and now in America, too.
This beast is a conglomerate of the wealthy and powerful people in this world who are taking this world by force right now. And, their goal is to bring the entire world under their rule, which is a one-world totalitarian government, and including a one-world religion. It is called the New World Order.
The US government serves this beast, which is the de facto government of the USA, alias a shadow government of the elite of the world. The USA, or more specifically the institutional church in the USA, I believe, is the harlot which rides the beast and which has led many people astray with all her many adulteries.
The institutional church in the USA is comprised of true believers in Jesus who have unequally yoked together with the US government (via the 501c3), and who have turned God’s house, his church, into a marketplace, both of which God forbids that his people should do.
And, because of this the church has also diluted the gospel message to make it more acceptable to human flesh. In fact, they have pulverized the meat of God’s Word in order to reduce it to something which can easily be swallowed (accepted) by anyone, kind of like turning it into baby food.
So, they have reduced the gospel message to a mere acknowledgment of Jesus Christ and of his sacrifice for our sins and a mere acceptance of his blood sacrifice given for the forgiveness of sins and the salvation of those who would believe on Jesus. But, they willfully omit the fact that we must turn away from our lifestyles of sin and we must turn to God – to Jesus Christ – to follow him in obedience to his commands, if we want to have eternal life with God (Rom. 6:1-23; Rom. 8:1-17; 1 Jn. 1:5-9).
They are Dogs
These who lie and deceive the people in order to turn them away from Jesus Christ and to their cheap grace gospel are false teachers who are teaching a false (cheap) grace absent of true repentance and obedience to Christ, and absent of the cross of Christ in the life of the believer in Jesus.
And, many of them are leaders and pastors within our churches. And, many of them are leaders in our nation, too, who are trying to lead us all toward a common faith among all people, i.e. to a one-world religion.
These liars and deceivers (thieves) in our churches and in our government are of the New World Order of the Elite of the world which is surrounding the nations of this world, and now in America, too, in order to take us over. And, this is what is going on with all this chaos and confusion with our government leaders right now, and with all this drama about the shutdown of our government. And, it is drama, i.e. play acting, because it is of the Elite New World Order and it is coming against us to overtake us.
These within our government and within our churches who are party to this takeover of our nation are dogs who are evil, wicked, crooks, and criminals who sidestep and circumvent the law of the land and God’s moral laws, too. So much of what we see going on with our government is just a “dog and pony show” for our entertainment, distraction, and to deceive us into believing that they are working for us, when they are working against us.
They are an army who are armed with weapons of destruction which are not physical in nature, but are of the tongue. And, they are out not only to deceive us, and to trick us into believing their lies, but they are also out in full force trying to trap those who hold on to their strong faith in the Word of God, and they are out in full force to take us down in any way that they can.
They will lie, give false testimony, trump up charges, falsify information and whatever other tricks they might have up their sleeves in order to take us out, for they are of this beast who is of Satan, and he is out to destroy us.
Our government leaders and many of our shepherds of the people in the church, too, masquerade themselves as servants of righteousness (of good) who are looking out for our welfare, and who are doing what is best for us. But, they are dogs. And, their goal is to bite and to devour us, not help us. So, in order to find ways in which they can trip us up or falsely accuse us, they will spy on us, too, in any way they can, and use it against us.
They are Tenacious
They are very tenacious, too. They are very driven, and stubborn, and they won’t give up, and we can’t either. They will keep at it until they can find a way to trap us and to ensnare us, hoping to get us to retreat. So, they will pester, harass, play mind-games, pull tricks, slander, gossip or whatever works to try to get us to lose our cool or to say or do something they can then use against us to accuse us in hopes they can discredit us.
So, this is why we must endeavor by the grace of God to live lives which are above reproach. This is not to lay a heavy burden on anyone that we must be absolutely perfect, but we have to know our enemy, and we have to be in tune with the Lord, listening to him and obeying him, or we will fall.
So, they twist the scriptures to their advantage. So, we must know the scriptures so that we are not easily taken in by their lies, and by their manipulations. For, they are very smooth and slippery, and we must be very discerning in order to catch their lies, for they so skillfully insert them inside the truth that they can go unnoticed if we are not in tune with the Spirit.
These false shepherds of the people (in the government and in the church) are predators seeking whom they may devour. They prey upon the weak, the naïve, the unsuspecting, the fleshly, the ill-informed, and the gullible, and they take advantage of them for their own evil purposes. And, their tricks are very clever and hard to see sometimes, so we must be in prayer all the time that we would be discerning and not be led astray.
These leaders within our churches and within our nation, who are part of this New World Order army which is surrounding us in order to take us over, are really good at shape-shifting, too. Not speaking of it in a physical sense here, but they shift in character, and in what they say and do, and in what they teach, and in what they present to us.
They are hypocrites who pretend one thing while they do another. They are actors carrying out a clever performance. And, they are all on the same team pretending to be against one another when it is us they are against.
They are insolent, speaking rudeness, mockery, disrespect, boasting, having virtually no limits or restrictions as to what they can or will say and do. It is like a free-for-all in our government, and in some of our churches, too. It is crazy. It is chaotic. But, that is the game plan for taking down our government so that the beast can now rule. And, it is the game plan for taking down the church and the gospel of our salvation, too.
Don’t Be Deceived
So, don’t be taken in by them. Don’t buy into their lies. Test everything against the Word of God. Test the spirits by the Holy Spirit to see which ones are of God and which ones aren’t. We will know them by their fruits, i.e. by the fruit which is in keeping with repentance.
Don’t believe everything you hear or see on TV, especially, or that you read on social media. For, this army is everywhere. They can be our on-line friends or family members or church members or neighbors or whoever. So, inquire of God. Pray for wisdom and discernment. And, study the scriptures so you are no easily deceived. And, have your spiritual eyes open and alert.
God is the same yesterday, today and forever. His Word does not change. It cannot be altered to fit with the flesh of man or with the culture of the times we live in. He doesn’t change like shifting shadows, i.e. he does not shape-shift. His character, his nature, his glory, his holiness and righteousness, his purity, and his will for our lives is unchanging.
The gospel of Jesus Christ cannot be altered to fit with our lifestyles, either. He said that if anyone would come after him, he must deny self, take up his cross daily and follow (obey) him. He said if we hold on to our old lives, we will lose our lives for eternity. But, if we lose our lives for his sake (die with him to sin), we will have eternal life (Lu. 9:23-25).
For, if we walk according to the flesh, we will die in our sins, but if we walk according to the Spirt, we have eternal life (See: Rom. 8:1-17; Eph. 4:17-24; 1 Jn. 1:5-9; Gal. 5:19-21; Gal. 6:7-8; Acts 26:16-18).
Broken and Contrite
An Original Work / May 13, 2012
I come before You, Lord, my Savior,
With humble heart and crushed in spirit.
I bow before You, I implore You,
Heal my broken heart, I pray.
Love You, Jesus, Lord, my master,
You are the King of my heart.
Lord, purify my heart within me;
Sanctify me, whole within.
Oh, Lord, I long to obey fully
The words You’ve spoken through Your Spirit.
I pray You give me grace and mercy,
Strength and wisdom to obey.
Father God, my heart’s desire,
Won’t You set my heart on fire?
Lord, cleanse my heart of all that hinders
My walk with You, now I pray.
Oh, Jesus, Savior, full of mercy,
My heart cries out for understanding.
I want to follow You in all ways,
Never straying from Your truth.
Holy Spirit, come in power,
Fill me with Your love today.
Lord, mold and make me;
Your hands formed me;
Live Your life through me, I pray.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019