Tuesday, October 25, 2016

THE REMNANT OF CHRIST WILL STAND UP FOR HIS TRUTH

John 14:6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
There is a lot of noise on the internet and in the real world that has been designed to muffle truths and distract the masses from pursuing even particular lines of thought. Christ says broad is the way that leads to destruction, so our walk with Him necessitates and predetermines us to wear spiritual blinders, so to speak. We need to stay steadfast (1 Cor 15:58, Col 2:7) with our hearts and minds on Christ, while simultaneously not being blind to what is going on in the world, especially as it pertains to the working of Satan and the revealing of the anti-Christ. This spiritual walk requires that we continually abide in Christ (John 15:4-6) . The more attention you give to all of that static and noise, the more and more muffled truth becomes until truth no longer sounds like truth. Stories that are outright lies and half truths,  purposefully pre-occupying our minds, playing on our ignorance and emotions, plucking our heartstrings and catering to our pride.
All of this is meant to distract us from what's really going on behind the noise. It's all Smoke and Mirrors, as we used to say. 
Just like in the Wizard of Oz.
Don't let media nor people who are under it's influence, those who are  drinking the kool aid and being allowed to drive and give direction to your line of vision.
Having said that, while I don't want to be part of the noise nor the distraction that  takes your mind off the real goal (which is walking and abiding in Christ, The Lord, so that you can endure until the end), there are some things that do NEED to be brought to your attention.
Such as the way mentioning presidential elections are rigged (this 2016 one in particular) has become taboo and anti-patriotic. Why? Rigged elections at any level is not a new thought or “conspiracy”, so why NOW is it so unthinkable? Are we to think that those who are the richest in our country are not the most powerful? Are we neither to think the richest would not do anything to ensure that the power continues to rest with them and those who will only act in their favor and best interest?? We see this at even the most nuclear of politics, such as elected school and church boards! Simply proclaiming yourself as “Christian”, or your political party as the “moral majority" does not demand the dispelling of fleshly desires!
Mat 13:22
He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
Luk 18:24
And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
1Ti 6:9-11
9  But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10  For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 11  But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
The Greek word for temptation in 1 Tim 6:9 means:
1- an enticement to sin, temptation, whether arising from the desires or from the outward circumstances;
2- an internal temptation to sin;  of the temptation by which the devil sought to divert Jesus the Messiah from his divine errand;
3- of the condition of things, or a mental state, by which we are enticed to sin, or to a lapse from the faith and holiness
4- adversity, affliction, trouble: ….. serving to test or prove one's character, faith, holiness
I think the 3rd one is the most complete when you add “spiritual and emotional state" to the definition because that is the controlling factor: who or what will you give rein over your soul and spirit?
Mat 6:24
"No one can serve two masters, because either he will hate one and love the other, or be loyal to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and riches!"
The word used for “riches", the KJV uses the word “mammon". The original word comes from the Aramaic, while meaning riches, the word itself implies far more than that. It also means avarice, which in turn means:
excessive or insatiable desire for wealth or gain
These verses of scripture do not speak toward the rich not being saved, but on those who pursue and desire wealth ABOVE THEIR DESIRE (WHICH TRANSLATES INTO A PURSUIT) OF CHRIST. The same thing applies to those who pursue power and fame, for rarely does any pursue one, without thought of the other. Neither fame, fortune nor power germinates in vacuums.
The anti-Christ proclaims himself to be a god on earth. He will have ultimate power to control military, finances and via his false prophet, religion.  Do you really think he is beyond rigging elections???
Why else would the mere mention of even the remotest possibility of a fixed election make so much anxiety and anger be displayed on those who have financial and political (even those empowered within the media hierarchy structure)power? Why is the reprehensibility of even having such a thought, trying to be instilled in each and every one of us, even those who profess to be “christian"??
I will not be voting because of the enormity of the sheer credulity of the anti-christ coming into power this election and because of the VERY REAL  anti-christ spirit that permeates and surrounds both parties and the lives and actions of both candidates. “What? Don't you know people died for your right to vote??” I say to that and like retorts “What? DON’T YOU KNOW CHRIST DIED TO SET YOU FREE FROM THE SPIRIT OF THE WORLD? DON'T YOU KNOW OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST DIED TO FREE US FROM BONDAGE, THE WAGES OF SIN AND THE WORKS OF THE FLESH? WHAT? DO YOU NOT KNOW THAT WE ARE NOT INDEBTED TO THE FLESH?
If we are called to be the light of the world, then why is so much for what you support being done in the dark?  DID NOT CHRIST CALL US OUT OF THE DARKNESS INTO HIS MARVELOUS LIGHT?
The word without the Spirit is just ink on paper. The Bible is just glue, binding and paper without the Spirit. The power to understand. live and do all emanate from the Spirit of God. Truth comes from the Spirit of God. So it is the Holy Spirit that must be sought to gain understanding.