Huge Deception in American Christianity – Wrong Gospel

Huge Deception in American Christianity
Have you been influenced by Joyce Meyers, Joel Osteen, Benny HInn, TD Jakes, Paul White, Kenneth Copeland, Patricia King, Todd White, Rick Joyner, Bill Johnson of Bethel Church in California, Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), or any other similar TV evangelist, leader, or pastor? They are teaching deception in the body of Christ (as individuals) as well as in some church assemblies. They say they are beleivers in the gospel of Jesus, but they teach a different gospel (good news).
Their focus is on religious methods to save yourself for the goals of prosperity, health, wealth, happiness, and self fulfillment. LIke any religion, including humanism and atheism, it is self who needs to do something to savr and profit self. That appeals to pride. It encourages, “I can do it”. And for those who succeed, it counts them as good and righteous. If you do not know enough, or do enough of their methods, or do enough good works, or have enough faith, you fail. Being no human can really do enough, this leads most to despair, frustration, guilt, and usually dependance on teh religion and its leaders to save or help….requiring the desperate person to continually go back for more forgiveness and relief. That person is caught in a religious trap!
Ephsians 2 teaches that when we were dead in sin, helpless and hopeless, Jesus came to save us because of His love. By His love and grace, He made the Way for us. All we need to do is choose Him to put our faith into and return His love. This is not about our works, so no one can boast in pride. Jesus continually works together with us in this way. He helps us the same way after we become His people!
In the true gospel (good news) which is focused on Jesus, it is Jesus who saves us in every way! He is always the source and focus (not self). It is all about what Jesus did for us at the cross, in His resurrection, and now seated at the right hand of the Father. It is our relationship with Jesus that saves us in every way.
Jesus came and paid the death penalty for our sins and failures because we could not…..there was no way. The fallen sin nature in humans makes us fail in sin. Jesus is our only hope and way back to the Holy Father Crator. He rescues us and continues to rescue us! We go to Him and trust Him.
That is why we run to Jesus with love and thankful hearts! That is why we strongly desire to follow Him in righteousness and do good alongside with Him. The good works are a result of our love for Jesus. They are the fruit of the Holy Spirit in us. The lie is that I have to do good works or sing high praises or beg in prayer to please God or to attain His presence or His help. When we come into relationship with Jesus and are restored as children/people of the Creator Father, we become His…and His love for us is assured, even when we fail! Because we love Him, we try our best not to fail and sin. But, if we do, He offers repentance and forgiveness so we can change and grow to practice His new better way of righteousness. That is one way of overcoming evil and error – in and with Him.
Then, what is the truth about dealing with troubles in the world. If we cannot focus on an instant miracuous deliverance or physical healing or supernatural change in our circumstances…by what we can do, like the laying on of hands, or confession and declaration of words in the Bible, or sacrificial prayer or fasting, or consistent attendance at meetings for deliverance, healing, revival, or praise and worship….then how does Jesus save us? Jesus told us we would have troubles and persecution in this world. But, He also said to not fear because He has overcome the world. The major world He overcame in is the world of the “inner man”! He overcame so that people can be “born again” and overcome the grasp the world has on them by being in Jesus, and becoming a part of the righteous kingdom and family of the Father! Now there is an overcoming miracle of miracles!!!! Who had ever heard or imagined such a thing was possible!!!! I am now a child of Holy, Almighty, Creator God!!!! Jesus works from the inside – out…..in the “inner man” to produce the fruit of the Holy Spirit to the outside!!! This changes everything!!! But, it can be a growing process, so it may not all be manifested immediately.
When we are with Jesus, He helps us overcome in and through troubles. The Holy Spirit is our Teacher, Helper, Counselor, Advocate, Standby, and Ever Present Friend. Does that mean we will be prosperous, healthy, wealthy, and always happy? NO. Our primary overcoming is not in outward manifestations in this world. This world should not even be our focus or priority. Our overcoming is inside us…in our inner man, the real “me”. He sheds His love abroad in our hearts….and His love never fails. He gives us the peace that passes the understanding of those in the world. We have unspeakable joy in the midst of suffering and persecution. He gives us His miraculous strength and endurance when we think we can bear no more. These riches are far greater than any prosperity or riches that the world can give. Look again at Jesus warning and instruction to the church at Laodicea in Revelation 3: 14-22. Know the truth so you will not be deceived.
Let me tell you about someone who learned this and lived it out by experience. Her name is Corrie Ten Boom. She gives testimony of how God helped her live through suffering and persecution in German prison camps. You can find videos of her testimonies on youtube, one of them is “God’s Love – Corrie Ten Boom – YWAM Classic Teaching”.
You will learn great things concerning the working of the Holy Spirit through God’s Word in real life….even if you are never required to live through such times.
Yet, the Bible tells us that a time is coming when a global government will persecute and kill Christians. It says God’s people should endure faithful to Him to the end by looking to our eternal life in the house/kingdom of the Father. Have you ever thought if you would be strong enough to endure such persecution and suffering…..to know how to trust God when you are alone? What if it does happen in your lifetime?


Is the American Gospel true?
There is great deception in the American Christian church. It has been infiltrating the body of Christ for a long time now, so it is commonly assumed to be true, especially in Charismatic circles.
For a good start and understanding of this deception, please listen to this 40 minute introduction video on youtube called, “American Gospel: Christ Alone (1 Hour Version). If you are interested, it is possible to purchase the whole 2 hour version.
This is extremely important for you to know so you will be discerning of truth. When putting on the armor of God, you need the belt of real truth, the helmet of knowing the true salvation gospel, the shoes that prepare you to spread the true gospel of Jesus, the true foundation and assurance of your shield of faith, and the sword of God’s Word of Truth, the gospel of Jesus Christ, that will cut away the evil in teh world along with its lies, to protect you and preserve the Truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
For this video, go to http://Youtube.com/watch?v-ocHm18wUAGU&feature=share


Have you ever heard of the NAR deceptions?
Looking at deception in my Facebook posts began as a result of applying my previous studies of teh 2 letters of Peter, 3 letters of Joh, and Jude, as well as Revelation chapters 2-3. All these books of the Bible have strong warnings about false prophets, false teachers, false leaders, and deception.
There is deception in the world because they are not seeking God and His Truth, so they walk in darkness. But, we also see that there is deception in today’s church….just the same as in the early church. Some deception is innocent in the sense that the person is trying their best to follow God, but is believing or thinking the wrong thing to be truth. Other deception is intensional and purposefully is against Jesus Chrsit. Either way, we must always be discerning and hold fast to real Truth….the true gospel of Jesus Christ. The only way to know real Truth is to know God ad know His Word (the Bible), and depend on the Holy Spirit as our Teacher as we search God’s Word for ourselves.
I say all this in summary because I want to reveal a huge organization that is purposefully infiltrating the church with false doctrine. They misuse God’s Word and twist it to “fool” God’s people. It is a close counterfeit and not easily discerned. Generally, they want to attract people for financial profit. But, there are those who are so evil as to have chosen to work for Satan in teh antichrist spirit. These people were operating “in secret” for many years and appeared to be organizations independant of one another. Only recently have they publicly revealed their integrated organized activities.
It is called the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). It has many branches so that its message can be directed to what different people groups want to hear and believe. You might recognize someof these branches….Word of Faith movement and leaders, Emergent Churches, Elijah’s List, Bethel Church in California, “think positive” churches (Joel Osteen and Robert Schuller), Hillsong Churches, Benny Hinn and other “healing and miracle” workers, etc. …..Their doctrine is spread in every method of media….TV, books, Youtube, tapes, videos, conferences….etc.
If you watched the video, “American Gospel : Christ Alone”, you haev already begun to see this deception in some of these people and organizations. It is much bigger than most people are aware of…..and has influenced American Christianity on an individual level. You may even be believing some of their false doctrine without ever thinking about it or knowing there is anything to discern.
Next time….I will give a short list of their major false teachings.


Deception concerning the moving of the Holy Spirit

Deception concerning the moving of the Holy Spirit…….
Deception concerning how we know if the Holy Spirit is working and moving….This will be an awakening for those who have experience in Charismatic Christianity. The evidence of the working of the Holy Spirit is no in euphoric feeling based experiences or mystical spiritual manifestations. Remember that Satan can appear and move as “an angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14). In Galatians 1:8, Paul warns that if an angel from heaven preaches contrary to the gospel of God’s Word, the gospel of Jesus Christ, then they are not to believe or follow. We read in God’s Word that the Holy Spirit works and moves by faith. God always works by His grace and through our faith in Him, in all His ways of saving and helping us (Ephesians 2: 8-10). What does the true faith that the Holy Spirit works and moves in look and feel like?
2 Corinthians 5: 7, “For we walk by faith and not by sight (living out our lives in a manner consistent with our confident belief in God’s promises.)”
Romans 1:17, “The just and upright shall live by faith.”
Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things NOT SEEN (the conviction of their reality – faith comprehends as fact what CANNOT BE EXPERIENCED BY PHYSICAL SENSES).”
Does that sound like floating or falling from heaven? Does it sound chaotic or mystical? Does it sound like euphoric, dramatic, or sensational? Does it sound like a worked up emotional experience of praise and worship? I am not saying that we will not have emotional responses in our relationship with the Holy Spirit. But, it is not our focus. Physical or emotional manifestations are not the evidence that the Holy Spirit is working or present with us! We do not have to work up the presence of the Holy Spirit or get Him to move through praise and worship. The Holy Spirit is ever present with us continually, by faith, because Jesus has promised!
So, how does the Holy Spirit move and work?
John 16:8, “And He, when He (the Holy Spirit) comes, will convict the world about the guilt of sin and the need for a Savior, and about righteousness, and judgment.”
John 14: 26, “But the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor, Couselor, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name (in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf), He will teach you all things. And He will help you remember all things I have told you.”
Galatians 5: 22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit (the result of His presence within us) is love (unselfish concern for others), joy, inner peace, patience (not only the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting), kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, control of self.”
Often the Holy Spirit works in the “still small voice” and person-to-person, in our “inner man”. In the letters to the Corinthians, Paul teaches that there are gifts and ministries of the Holy Spirit, but they are to only operate as the Holy Spirit wills and they are not the primary thing. 1 Corinthians 13 says that the greatest is love….God’s love in and through us. Paul explains how this works in Roans 5: 1-11. The Holy Spirit convicts us of sin, and reveals that our righteousness can be obtained in Jesus. When we receive JEsus in faith and with all our heart, the Holy Spirit comes to live in us. We repent and He is our Helper to change us, so that we might be His workmanship. We wlak with Him by faith. He reveals God’s Word and God’s ways. We begin to experience His fruit in our lives, our “inner man” first. It works from the inside – out. He sheds His love abroad in our hearts and we live it out in joy and thanksgiving. That is the amazing work and move of the Holy Spirit in and through us!!! Are you correctly discerning the moving and working of the Holy Spirit in your life….in your church assembly? The main miracles of the Holy Spirit are to bring people to Jesus and them transform their “inner man” through discipleship training and practice! AND God has His people helping in this miraculous work!!!
Matthew 28: 18-20, “Jesus approached and, breaking the silence, said to them, “All authority (all power of rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go then and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you, and behold, I am with you all the days (perpetually, uniformly, and on every occasion), to the very close and consumation of the age. Amen (so let it be).”
We must keep the good new of Jesus FIRST in priority!


Some questions to ask yourself….
Everyone believes something. Everyone listens to something. What or who do you listen to? Why do you believe what you believe? Do you choose what you believe or just follow “whatever”? What you really believe will determine how you respond and live. How you live has consequences. Is it time to think seriously about what you believe?
Is it possible that you might be wrong? How do you know that what you believe is true and are assured you are not deceived? Who or what is your source of what is actually really true?

Deception in the Church

This post is long. If you study independantly, go to Revelation chapters 2-3. This is so important for anyone who claims to be part of the Christian church. I go into more explanation and detail below….

Deception in the Church?
Satan has been deceiving people since the Garden of Eden. He deceives all people whether they are of the world or are God’s people. He is a liar and the father of lies…and he is really good at it. If you have ever read through the Bible, you will see many examples of deception and Satan’s evil tactics in both the Old and New Testaments. So, it should not surprise us that people are deceived today…whether in of the world or in the church.
Yes, there is also deception and deceptive doctrine in the church. Some purposeful with intent to control people for wealth, power, and prestige. Other deception might be when sincere, good well-intentioned people have been taught what is not true and still believe it. They just pass along what they were taught. I would guess every denominational and non-denominational church or religious organization has some level of deception. People are imperfect. Deception means believing something to be totally true when it is not. Unless people seek god and pursue His Word….and He would reveal truth to them, we would never be awakened to our deception. The purpose of the counterfeit is to make the copy look so much like the real true item, that people will believe and “buy” it. It only requires a little twist of corruption or error to lead in something into deception. Jesus warns about a little leaven in a whole lump of dough.
Do you see how important it is that we really know the Truth in detail so that we will not be deceived? Being deceived leads the wrong way, which leads to destruction. No one want those consequences. No one wants their loved ones to have those consequences. That is why some people become outspoken for truth! Remember the deceptive pied piper whose song sounded mystical, mesmerizing, luring, and pleasant….and was good to lead the rats out of town (looks good, feels good, sounds good, it works….must be good(. Yet, his music ended in deceptively leading all the children away as well!
Could there be any pied pipers you hear and like the music, therefore you follow or allow your children to follow? We need to examine ourselves and those we follow against the truth in the Word of God (Bible) and with the help of the Holy Spirit. He is here to teach and guide us into the real whole truth.
Hosea 4:6, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge of My law; where I reveal My will; because you the priestly nation have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you from being My priest.”
Some subjects to think about….
Life is a test. Pass or fail. It is an open book test. Open the Book and find the Truth so you might pass.
The joy in my relationship with Jesus is my strength…even when life’s circumstances are not so happy…knowing He is always with me. Do you have that joy? Or are you only thinking about what makes you happy?
What primarily influences your decisions: feelings, logic, or something else?
Who and what do you believe and trust? Enough to live by it? Why?
Thinking forward to the next section…..
Why do you go to church?
Why do you do good works?
What do you spend most of your time doing? Why?
Once you are a child or God By His grace, do you ever need to repent again?


Deception: What does it mean to be “religious”?
Religion is defined as “a particular system of faith and worship.” There are many various religions and systems in the world. People may define their religion as Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Catholic, Lutheran, Baptist, Pentacostal, Seventh Day Adventist, Assemblies of God, etc. Know that atheist, humanist, New Age, and even Satanism/witchcraft are also religions. They define a person’a system of what they beleive and trust to be true and who or what they worship. It may be easy for us to see satanism as worship of Satan and practicing his religious methods. But, how can atheism and humanism be a religion? They are putting faith and worship in man or self. New Age is a combination of pagan religious ideals that worship “other” gods, as well as nature, and what man can do to elevate self on that system.
If you are a true follower of Jesus and not only a follower of religion, you will know that no “religious system” can save you or bring eternal life. Jesus is the only Way, Truth and eternal Life. God tolerates no other way.
So of primary importance, we must realize that a religious system is not the same as a personal relationship with Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. A person could be faithful to practicing a Christian religious system and not even really know God at all. Or a person could even practice a religious system as a “wolf in sheep’s clothing”. Yet again, a person could be someone who truly does have a close personal relationship with Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, but not practice or attend a religious system. I once heard the analogy that just because I stand in a garage, does not make me a car. These are some ways deeption can creep into a person’s life or in the body of Christ.
Matthew 7: 21-23, “Not everyone who says to Me, “Lord, Lord” will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven. Many will say to Me on that day when I judge them, “Lord Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, and driven out demons in Your name, and done many miracles in Your name?” And then I will declare to them publicly, “I never knew you, depart from Me you are banished from My presence, you who act wickedly disregarding My commands.”


Deception: Concerning “good works”….
Another deception in any religion is that a person has to be good and do good works to please God and be saved by Him. This can range from pagan religons requiring people to bring sacrifices to their gods all the way through Chritians who are required to give of their time and talents, as well as tithes and offerings to please God and be saved and blessed by Him. This could include religious rules of how to pray, what to eat or not eat, how to confess sin, methodology of worhsip services, as well as absolute obedience to religious leaders. If you look closely, you will even see “religion” in Charismatic chruches…the very people who claim to have left religious tradition. This is all twitsted truth and therefore deception, even in the church.
The truth is that we are saved by God’s grace through our faith in Jesus, not by our won works or according to how good we are (Ephesians 2: 8-9). Our learning to be good and do good is God working in and through us (1 Timothy 4: 5-7). We love Him so we are delighted to be and do good…and follow Him (2 John 1:6, John 15:10). Discovering and learning this real truth was the whole point of the Reformation against the Roman Catholic Church (which required works, indulgences, and offerings to be saved from purgatory).
Yet, in 2017, Catholic and Protetant leaders met at Westminster Abby on the 500th anniversary of Luther posting his Reformation theses on the door, to declare a “sign of healing after 500 years of division:. Pope Francis said that Catholics and Protestants were now enjoying “true fraternity” based on mutual understanding, trust, and cooperation.
If we are standing in truth toghert, then fellowhip, trust, and cooperation is terrific and right! But, what if there is no standin in truth? What if there is just tolerance of error for the sake of unity? What if there is just saying there is “peaces and secure cooperation” when there is none in reality and truth? What does Jesus say to His churches when they tolerate deception and error as well as allow leaders to rule as dictators/lords over them spiritually? What does Jesus say to those who put other things ahead of Him and His Truth? Read Revelation chapters 2-3.
Can you see “religious” deception in the church, the body of Christ? Do you have a solid understanding in your mind and heart concerning…being saved by God’s grace through your faith in Jesus which results in your love for Him and desire to be like Him and do good works with Him? We are not doing good to earn benefits and blessings, but rather doing good because we love and thank Him!
Are you truly the “brinde of Christ”? How often do you talk/pray with Jesus because it is your strong desire? Are all your conversations/prayers in petitions for help? If you do ask HIm for help, can you trust Him to really help you? What else do you talk with Jesus about?
Now, consider your conversations and fellowship with your earthly spouse (or best friend if you are not married)….how often do you get together and talk because you want to? What do you talk about? If your spouse/best freind says they will help if you ask, will you trust him/her? What is their opinion if you keep nagging or begging about the samet thing? Are they impressed with your fancy or flattering words and good grammer? Is there a requirement of a limit on how often or how long you can talk and be together? Do you meet them with a discussion list in hand? Do you meet with them to talk because you “have to” or because you “want to”?
We need to examine our hearts, minds, and actions. As the “brind of Christ” are we loving and faithful in our personal intimate relationship with Jesus or rather estranged and disinterested? He cares for us wtchfully and affectionately…with great love and compassion….and asks us to come knock on His door for a visit. No special words…just be your genuine “you”.
Revelation 3:20, “Behold I stand at the door of the church and continually knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with Him (restore him) and he with Me.”


Deception: Everyone will go to heaven…except the really evil people….
Another religious deception….God is the greatest love, and God loves everyone, and God saves people by His grace, and God desires that everyone be saved, and God is almighty so that nothing is impossible for Him….therefore, can we believe that everyone will be saved and go to heaven because it is God’s will?
For those reasons, some people do beleive and therefore live like everyone is going to heaven. Some people cannot imagine that if God is so loving, then how could He let anyone go to hell? Others may believe there is a requirement to believe in a ‘higher power”, but a person can call Him by many different names. Do you see how truth can be twisted?
Acts 4: 11-12, “”Jesus is the Stone which was despised and rejected by you, the builders, but which became the chief cornerstone. And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no ohter name under heaven that has been given among people by which we must be saved, for God has provided the world no alternative for salvation.”
God is total greatest love and loves everyone being no respecter of persons. God does desire that all be saved and join Him in heaven. God is all powerful and did do what seemed impossibe in saving us…making a way when there seemed to be no way…and all by His love and grace. BUT, He only offers one Way to be saved and join Him in His heavenly kingdom. And that one Way was very costly for Him! The high price was paid, why should He need to make another Way? That only Way is through JESUS! That ist he whole Truth! Jesus is the only Way, Truth, and eternal Life. If a person does not join the Father through Jesus, they are not going to go to His kingdom in heaven.
John 14:6, “Jesus said to them, “I am the Way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
God greatly desires that all receive His offer of grace by putting their faith and trust and life in Jesus. BUT, God is also holy and people must have Jesus who paid the penalty for sin so that we could join a holy God. God is also wise. He knows that the only way for Him to have a love relationship with people is if He gives them the freedom to chose Him or walk away. A forces relationshp is not love. A forced relationship is slavery.
TRUTH: So, God is greatest love (1 John 4:8), almighty (Revelation 1:8), holy (Revelation 4:8), wise (Revelation 7:22), and desires all be saved (1 Timothy 2:4), so that they can have a restored relationshp of love with Him and join Him in His kingdom (John 3:16). He made the Way for our adoption as His sons and daughters (Romans 8:15) through Jesus who died for our sins that we might live eternally. He did this out of His immense love, grace, and mercy. (Epheisans 2: 4-10). but, we must decide to take up His offer and give our vow of faithfulness and willingness to follow Him in a loving close relationship. (Matthew 4:19). Some people will decline and walk away from Jesus and His offer of salvation and relationship. Sadly, they will go to hell. The consequences of sin and death are still in effect for them. (2 Thessalonians 2:10). This grieves the heart of God.
Choose wisely who you will follow and serve (Joshua 24:15, Deuteronomy 30:19)…..consequences are eternal life in heaven or eternal death in hell. Romans 1: 16-18. Romans 8.


Deception: What Does Repentance Mean?
Modern day religious deception concerning repentence can lead into extreme ditches…..people might always feel guilty and full of shame so they are always repenting, being sorry about everything, and beating themselves up….on the other hand, people might think that once they repent and turn to God and all thier sins are forgiven, there is no longer any need for repentance.
Concerning the second group of people, they believe and live as though once they pray “the sinners prayer for salvation” and say they are sorry for their sins and want Jesus to save them, then they are “born again” and are assured eternity in heaven…and then they no longer need repentance for sin. Other groups of people may make the same claims by going through baptism, confirmation, or other religious method that gains them entrance to heaven. Some of these people join church assemblies the same way they would join a club or other social organization, usually according to the one they find most pleasurable, entertaining, beneficial, or like-minded to themself.
I am not saying this is the same experience for everyone who has a “born again” experience by praying to Jesus OR for those who truly take seriously their baptism, confirmation, or other religious method as public testimony to their faith. It is really a matter of repentance with real change in a person’s heart and mind. For these expressions of faith to be true, there must be a real change in the whole heart, soul, and mind in becoming repentant, thankful, and faithfully committed to Jesus. The deception comes when both people claim a true “born again” experience or to be a true “Christian” – follower of Jesus. Some are claiming something to be true when it is not. How do we discern true faith in Jesus?
Jesus said, “Each tree is known and identified by its fruit.” Luke 6:44
Colossains 1:10, “walk in a manner worthy of the Lord (displaying admirable character, moral courage, personal integrity), to fully please Him in all things, bearing fruit in every good work and steadily growing in the knowledge of God (with deeper faith, clearer insight and fervent love for His precepts)” Amplified Bible
True repentance should result in a changed life from following the world to following Jesus. Repentance actually means to recognize error and be remorseful for it so that strong efforts are made to change and go in the right new direction. Being “born again” into the family of the Father through Jesus is the primary repentance, but it is just the beginning.
John 3: 7, “Do not be surprised that I have told you, “You must be born again (reborn from above – spiritually transformed, renewed, sanctified).”
The Holy Spirit now comes into the person to work out sanctification (being set apart for God to be holy). We are His workmanship (Ephesians 2:10). The work of the Holy Spirit is to convict of sin, teach and train in righteousness, and judgement/discernement (John 16:8). He is always aligned with the Word of God and uses the Bible in His work in us (2 Timothy 3:16). Our part is to read the Word, listen to the Holy Spirit, REPENT when we are corrected and disciplined, learn and practice God’s ways.
So, repentance is a continual major part of a son or daughter of the Father! But, beware you do not fall into the ditch on the other side of the narrow road. There is remorse and great desire to change in true repentance, but there is no burden of guilt, shame and condemnation.
Romans 8:1-2, “There is therefore now no condemnation (no guilty verdict, no punishment) for those who are in Christ Jesus (who believe in Him as personal Lord and Savior). For the law of the Spirit of life which is in Christ Jesus (the law of our new being) has set you free from the law of sin and death.”
We have a loving, forgiving, merciful Father! Plus, Jesus already paid the penalty for our sins. But does His grace and forgiveness mean we no longer need to repent of sin and evil? That is no reason to continue in sin – God forbid!
Romans 6: 2, 15, “God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer in it?…..What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid!”
Jesus is the great reason we should quickly and confidently come to the Father when the Holy Spirit convicts us of sin and error and encourages us to turn to righteousness. Repentance is an amazing and wonderful opportunity! It opens the door for us to be trained and transformed so that we can think and become like Jesus!
For some people the words “repentance” and “obedience” are negative and offensive. They do not really know true repentance and the joy of obedience and discipleship. I am not sure they really understand clearly the protective and guiding love of the Father. I rejoice and give thanks for repentance and growing in obedience to God and His ways of thinking and doing! I strongly desire to keep changing and practicing to be more like Jesus! That is called the pursuit of righteousness.
Matthew 5:6, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be completely satisfied.”
And repentance requires a hear humble before God….Matthew 5: 3, “Blessed (happy, to be envied and spiritually prosperous – with life joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of outward conditions) are the poor in spirit (the humble, who rate self as insignificant), for their is the kingdom of heaven!”
Jeremiah 29: 11-13, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says they Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.”
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Revelations 2-3 Warnings of Deception in the Churches
Jesus warns about deception and error in the church (assembly of believers) in Revelation chapters 2 and 3. Here is a short list of those warnings….

  1. Being so busy with good works and activities, even as for the Lord, so that keeping the love in relationship with His is growing cold.
  2. Being in worry or sorrow over poverty, persecution, and trouble in the world. Big distraction!
  3. Allowing, even enticing, believers into what is truly immoral…and usually because its religious leaders are saying it is OK….and members are remaining submitted to their spiritual authority.
  4. Tolerating false doctrine uner the lead of false prophets and false teachers. Even if these leaders are themselves deceived, they are actually teaching knowledge in the depts of Satan.
  5. Saying they are “Christian”, but really are spiritually dead. Still living in the world and sound asleep to the things of God. No purusit of the Word of God or fellowship with Him.
  6. This is the best church….keeping an open door of true fellowship with God and as a result doing His good works with Him….trying to keep His Word and perform it with perseverence and endurance….honoring His name as above all! They are told to “HOLD FAST”! Do not let anyone lead you to renounce your faith and convictions…..and lose your solid standing in Him (remember the house built on the Rock in Matthew 7?). Know that deception is designed to lead away from God by stealth, secrecy, and corrupted truth.
  7. Being lukewarm and “whatever” in faith and life. These people are not cool and refreshing OR warm and healing. They are self-focused. They are comfortable in their worldly riches and do not know they are spiritually poor, blind, and naked…without hope and in great need.
    If you read these two chapters in Revelation, you will see that Jesus tells all these assemblies to REPENT, lest their light go out. There are consequences if they do not repent. There are rewards if they do. Jesus corrects and disciplines because He loves His people and it is best for them to be strongly united to Him.
    What happens when the church assembly a person attends will not repent? What do you do then? If you speak up and tell the truth, they may persecute you…..and maybe even give you the quick “kick” of fellowship! Rejoice, God in the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit will never leave or forsake you!

Discerning Truth in Education – Home and Away

Discerning Truth in education, instruction, and training….as lessons from a Christian Mom.

Proverbs 22: 6, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

What a child is taught and trained in is extremely important. What they believe will determine their choices…and their choices will bring consequences. But, even priority over that is a loving, secure, peaceful, and joyful relationship between parent and child….one that says, “I will never leave you or forsake you.”

When my children were very little, the Holy Spirit impressed on me that I had to discipline my children if I wanted them to have a good life, but also with instruction and in love. This also required me to be a person of my word. If I said something, then it had to be that way, even if it became inconvenient for me. It also required me to be consistent in what is right and true and what is wrong. And no game playing. I was the one responsible and in authority and I had to win against the wrong trying to move in on us.

I also learned that it was important to never break the spirit or trust of my children. If I did, I had to apologize. I also apologized if I ever got angry while disciplining. The other major thing I learned was to train each child according to their own “bent”, their uniqueness. I was to help each one find the gifts and talents that God created in them.

As they grew and learned, I had to learn to “let go” so they could learn to remember and practice what they had been taught and trained. They had to learn to be responsible for thier choices and actions. When trying to make decisions, I often taught them to look at the consequences and determine if they wanted to live with them. They had to make some hard choices, but it made them into the strong, yet compassionate men they are today.

Did I leave this primary training to the schools and the community? NO> I am their parent. We utilized school and community as options to assist in their growth and development. But, if school or community activities were not lining up with the truth we were teaching and training we separated from it. It takes a good parent to raise a child, the community is optional.

DECEPTION in EDUCATION
Does it surprise you that there is deception in education? Do you really believe that you can believe everything educator teach, even university professors, or so-called experts….as always being true? Really, is anyone really that smart or that perfect?

I had been taught to always respect and believe my teachers. The first time I ever encountered the idea that teachers could be wrong was in observing a grade school teacher who treated some students unfairly. I started to realize that teachers are human too and susceptible to thinking and acting wrong like everyone else. By my college years, I also had to cooperate with professors who I did not agree with in order to pass their classes with a good grade. Yet, most of my educators were good people trying their best to do a good job. I believe most educators are doing their best, but I also know they can be deceived….thinking something is right and true, when it is not…and continue teaching others what they have been taught.

Some examples…….Do you believe in evolution? Did you know it is a THEORY of Evolution and has never been proven scientifically? Yet, it is taught by many educators to be factual. Do you believe in learning to read and spell with the use of phonics? What happens when your child is being taught to read by “sight reading” and memorization of words? Do you believe in “old math” with the memorization of addition and multiplication tables or in the “new math” with acceptable use of calculators in grade schools? Do you believe schools should be teaching decision making skills which are based on feelings or their “approved” politically correct moral values? Do you believe schools should be teaching visualization methods? Do you know which books are required reading and what they are teaching overtly and subliminally? Do you know that all public education systems in America now teach under the world view of globalism and humanism? God is no longer allowed in public schools, unless “under cover”.

Also, in my experience, history education is very limited. It primarily teaches American history, and often mostly with requirements to memorize names, dates, places, and other facts. What about ancient history? What about world history? What about teaching what we can learn from history instead of memorizing facts about it? Just today, I listened to a senator speak about his concerns over new history curriculum standards. They are proposing to remove American involvement in the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WW! and WW2, and replace with the history of America’s displacement of the American Indians and the slavery of the black race. Could it be that we are now promoting “politically correct” history? Would some call it propaganda? Plus, consider that all schools, even home schools are required by law to teach certain “standards” of education AND each student must pass standardized tests. Can a teacher really teach outside the “required curriculum”?

Have you ever heard of the “dumbing down” of America? I challenge you to read a really old textbook. The first time I read one, I was surprised what they were teaching by 8th grade! I remember having trouble understanding William Shakespeare. Check out some original writings of our founding fathers. Or maybe read or listen to some sermons from past generations of Christian teachers like A W Tozer or Chalres Spurgeon. Can you hear and read their vocabulary and mastery of language? Then I consider the discipline and instruction that Chinese students must accomplish. I am not saying education in America is easy. Somehow they seem to make American education very difficult, but not really leaving you anything of much substance! I graduated college thinking 3/4 of the classes I took there were useless and a waste of money. You may think of other educational concerns……

Now, can you really trust the instruction, knowledge, education, and training of your children to schools and communities? Christian parents are to be the primary educator of their children, and take an active part in that responsibility. If they do not guard the mind and heart of their children, their children will be educated and trained in the world’s deception. Believe me, even as much as we try to guard against deception, the best of us will fail sometimes.

Sadly, the consequences of the failure to discern true from false are destructive, even later in our child’s adult life. You see, it continues on into post high school life. Big money is paid to universities in the expectation to be taught the expertise and truth of a profession. Yet many universities and professors do not always teach the truth. They may merely be passing along what they were taught. Those who do not attend universities will also find out through their careers that “not all that glitters is gold”.

All of our lives, we need to stay on guard for our minds and hearts to learn, discern, and know the truth. One sure way is to see if it lines up with the Bible, the Word of God. Even “experts” can be deceived, even good people with good intentions can be deceived. How much do you trust the “experts”? So much that you quit searching for truth? We live with the consequences of who and what we believe.

Proverbs 4:23, “Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out if flow the springs of life.”

2 Peter 3:17, “Let me warn you therefore, beloved, that knowing these things beforehand, you should be on your guard, lest you be carried away by the error of lawless and wicked persons and fall from your own present firm condition, your own steadfastness of mind.”

1 Thessalonians 5:6, “Let us not sleep, as the rest do, but let us keep wide awake, alert, watchful, cautious, and on our guard and let us be sober, calm, collected, and circumspect.”

Conspiracy Theories…True or False?

Conspiracy Theories…true or false?
Now, that can be a controversial subject! Some people believe all conspiracy theories are fake, weird, and paranoid. Other people believe that there is so much corruption, secrecy, and propaganda in teh world, that they believe all conspiracy theories are true. I encourage you to remember that the true wheat and false weeds grow together. (Matthew 13). I believe there is some truth in conspiracy theories, and also some false misinformation.
So, to totally deny them or totally accept them are both a mistake. We must do research….and I research with my Bible open alongside. I have found that false leaders have even infiltrated the ranks of conspiracy theory spokespeople. Why? The Bible says that Satan comes to cause confusion, chaos, and division….leading to destruction. What better way to keep real secrets a secret, than to claim you are exposing them, but then direct people another way?
The most interesting conspiracy theory that I have researched is the Illuminati and its ties to the Freemasons. Historically,. this involves the Knights Templar and continues today in organizations like the Knights of Columbus or Knights of Malta. But, it goes further and deeper than that as it operates in all areas of human organization. It is especially tied to international banking. If you trace back the history of these organizations, you can go all the way back to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70AD. Is it hard for you to beleive there are Jewish roots? Actually, you can go all the way back to the Garden of Eden.
These same organizations exist today, only they operate under many other names. Its leaders and members are highly influencial in many areas of life – globally. They are wealthy and powerful. Some of what is said about them is true, and some is not. Some misinformation is designed to turn people away from thinking any of it could be true.
I researched this many years ago. Today, it is more difficult to search and find the true history and information online. How could I determine what was true and what was false? The truth always lines up with the Word of God in the Bible. His Word is also prophetic. It describes the direction the world is going and what it will be like and look like. It tells us about false prophets, false doctrines, and false leaders who can even deceive God’s people. Big deception is really in the world whether people want to be aware of it or not.
Conspiracy theories tell us about the New World Order and its elite leaders, who haver been building globally, in secret, for centuries. And if you check out what they are saying, you can see some of it is factual. For example, many of the founding fathers of America were Freemasons, including George Washington. It is also factual that the historical roots of international banking are in the Rothschild family, which is still extremely wealthy and powerful today. The Georgia stones are real and speak a humanistic one world global doctrine. There are actual facts. So, what about it? Why sould I care? And even if I did check into some of it, how can I tell true from false information?
The Bible talks about a final global (one world) government headed by a charismatic antichrist who will be said to bring peace and security to the earth. People will be deceived, under delusion (in a mental fog) and blinded to truth. It says there will be a one world religion that stands alongside the one world government. It says this one world government will control buying and selling. It says this one world government will require everyone to follow the religion of the government and Christians who refuse will be persecuted and martyred. It says that luxury, sexual immorality, greed, selfishness, extravagance, glamor, riches, and pleasures will lure cooperation with the one world government. But, it is a trap…once the prostitute has been used for its purpose, the beast kingdom will turn on the prostitute to consume her, and she will be left desolate for dead in the desert.
If you can see these things “on the world scene”, then you have identified truth! In Revelation aand other gospels, we are warned about these things so that we can prepare ourselves. Now, it is important to continue to learn what Jesus says we need to do to prepare ourselves. Do you know how to guard your mind and heart during these times? Do you know how you will be able to keep fear away and hope alive when these things begin to happen? Even if you panic, I hope you know enough to immediately call on the name of “Jesus” for help in times of trouble! Yet, it is better to have your house built on the solid Rock when the storms come so that it will not be destroyed. Mathew 7: 21-29.


Covid19 Search for Truth

Another true or false issue for today….Covid19
What and who are you going to believe? Why do you trust that person or grouop of people? Do you know someone who had Covid and can give personal testimony? Do you know people from teh medical community who are dealing with it every day? Do you think the government and media are telling the whole truth? Is anything on youtube or online legitimate? Is what you believe about Covid19 factual? Have you read or listened to any professionals concerning any scientific, medical, or reserach on it? How are you going to discern about what you think and how you will act during Covid19? Wlll you decide to get a vaccination? Whay are you holding to your opinions about Covid10 to be true? If someone who is a medical expert, has held high positionson pandemic prevention boards, has experience as a family physicain as well as a research scientist….would you listen to their lecture and watch their charts and evidence…and believe what is taught? Is it not important enough to take up your time? Maybe you think it is too boring? Or have you already decided you know you are right, and will not listen or ever change your mind anyway? Are you absolutely6 sure that you have not been deceived?
I am not telling you what I believe to be true. You need to discern that for yourself. But, remember that a real truth about Covid19 does really exist. There is just a ton of misinformation all around it. The problem is that if you do not find and stay on the straight narrow road of truth, and instead are in the ditch on the left or the right, then either ditch wiill lead to destruction. So, it is important to search for the truth and live! How do you plan on finding the truth? What you believe will determine your decisions and actions. And what you do will determine the consequences you will need to live with. I encourage you to beware of “herd mentality” or “peer pressure”. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you find truth and then start seeking.
You may want to begin on youtube with the video titled…
SARS-CoV2 and the Rise of Medical Technocracy, Lee Merritt, M.D.

Discerning Leaders in the World and Its Systems

Discerning leaders in the world and its systems
If we want a good life with good consequences, then we must discern between the wheat (ggod) and weed (false) leaders and teachers in the world and in its systems. After all, even if we are not supposed to be of and like the world, we do have to live in it. It can still offer us many wrong turns, stumbling blocks, and temptations. So, besides discerning political and governmental leaders as in the last message, we also need to discern leaders and teachers in business and commerce, education, media, entertainment, arts, family and peer relationships, and religion, etc. If we say everyone is OK and tolerate everything, then we cannot be standing and living in God’s Truth.
All leaders and teachers must be examined under the same scriptural standards of truth as political and governmental leaders. So, the same verses from the Bible as discussed previously apply to them as well. We must examine their words, motives, attitudes, characateristics and behaviors both publicly and privately. We must check out who they associate with and the organizations they support. Do their words match their actions and lifestyle?
We should not beleive someone is telling the truth just based on thier education, eloquence, profession, appearance, degrees or achievements, peer pressure, personality, fame, wealth, or powerful position.
This is contraty to the way most of us are raised and trained as chldren to adults. We are taught to respect, trust, listen to, learn, and follow our parents, teachers, religious leaders, and those in authority (later our empoloyers as well). And usually we are to believe them and obey without questioning. It becomes a behavior pattern in our lives. It just seems easier to follow-the-leader instead of trying to examine and find truth for ourselves. This affect is also seen in peer pressure.
I am especially frustrated that people sacrifice and pay a great deal for college education, and yet often are not being taught the real truth. Yet, higher education has become a prerequisite for professional leadership positions and higher incomes. Most education,, from grade school through university is now based in an atheist, humanist, socialist, globalist world view, not a Chirstian world view. not a Christian world view. Are young “educated” adult discerning this? Or has the pride of being an educated professional caused them to consider themselves expert above others?
I am also concerned that most education is training people to memorize unimportent data, accept incorrect theories as fact, and only told partial truth so that they weill be the kind of work force desired….unquestioningly obedient, with limited shallow thinking skills. Our culture also trains people to be comfort pleasure, and entertainment oreinted…with short attention spans. Then as adults, they are kept too busy tryint to survive, with no time to think deeply about much. Yet, seeking for Truth is vital for good consequences in life. Do you know how to discern if what you believe is because that is what you were taught or how you were trained or what your boss or best friend says, or because it really is the whole truth?
Jesus teaches about this in Matthew 7: 24-27. Is what you beleive to be true built on a Rock foundation so it will withstand storms or is what you believe to be true really built on sand and the storm will destroy it when it comes? What about our children? What are we teaching them by our words and examples?
You may not agree with me, but here are some things I see as error/false ways in government, business, education, media, entertainment, family, the arts….religious systems later. I recognize some are pursuing truth, but this discussion is for those who are not. Mayb it is time to take a closer look at what they might be “selling” and what you might be “buying:. These are only a few examples. I am sure you can discover more…..
Government – I discussed this in depth in previous posts…the American government has good wheat and bad weeds….but, I think the weeds are causing major overgrowth and destruction through corruption, in both parties. REpublican and Democrat. Not only the leaders but the American people are also falling away from scriptural truth and morality. They are tolerating what is false, even preferring what is wrong beause that is what everyone else is doing, or it feels good, seems nice or is more entertaining. We think we can ask for God’s help, but refuse to change and plant the true wheat seeds. We reap what we sow.
Education – Schools from pre-school to a PhD now are the major controlling force for what children/people are taught. This even includes private and home schools which are now under many regulations. Is this indoctrination? The American education system promotes feeling based thinking and decision making; removal of traditional math and phonic (with no practical application in teaching commonly used spelling words); only using their approved books in libraries and as applicable in required reading programs (some books of which I would not approve); lack of deductive thinking and learning; world history and what we can learn from it; that the person who gets an “A” is assumed to be privileged for success and prsperity; fame and high regard for those talented in sprots, music, theatre, or the arts….
Business – business advertising as benefactors and getting credit for charity actually given through the financial contributions and effots of their employees; motivational speaker meetings said to benefit the employee but actually also to improve “teamwork” (peer pressure) for the cooperation of the employees and prosperity of the business; yearly reviews structured so that everyone is classified as average with equal pay increases, yet done to give the image of employees having a voice at fairness and feeling valued; suggestion boxes that never really lead to anything; being asked to tell “white lies” so the company “looks good”; business conventions tolerating immoral behavior; doing what management says, without questioning, even when management is wrong; “anything for a buck” thinking; seeing people merely as a human resource no different than a building or computer resource…if it is not highly productive and prfitable, it goes; bragging the company gives so many benefits, when really they are just offering something their employees can purchase.
Family – Moving away from the God ordained structure of the family, to tolerance of all types of structures; moving away from teh scriptural authority and responsibility structure of the family towards the humanistic “it takes a community to raise a child” structure;; a culture of so many jobs, activities, and entertainents that families struggle to have quality tie together; government, school, and social or welfare programs usurping the responsibilities and rights of parents, making it easier to quit working it out as a family, possibly an extended family.
Media and Entertainment – technology has been used to make the influence of media nd entertainment pervasive in our culture; popularity and peer pressure rule; what we hear and see, we believe; distraction; pornography; division; violence; sorcery and magic; provacative dancing and singing; promotion of drug abuse and sexual immorality; time stealing; world view influencer; focus on material prosperity and wealth (pleasuer seeking); gossip; drama; scoffing; idolatry of lifting up people; visual and ugly even unspeakable torture, rape, and murder; news that has become either community events or propaganda; comedy sitcom that presents fathers as undisciplined irresponsible fools pursuing pleasure while women intelligently rule; suggestive and vile language; the promotion of prescription drugs (pharmaceiticals) or suppliements to solve every pain, imagined or otherwise; over indulgence, etc. I am sure you can think of more that new technology is promoting and advancing in our culture today.
The Arts – everything is acceptable including the profane and bizarre, the occultic to the “culturally religious”, even the rediculous…as freedom of expression. The Arts have been given so much prominence that the government will take from the poor in taxes to sustain the Arts! The Arts are generally liberal, without moral standards, yedt given high esteem as cultrual, intellectual, valuable, freedom producing, and progressive.
I know there are some good people and leaders who are following after truth in all these areas.. But, where do you mainly see American standing in the battle between true and false…and where are we heading? Do you discern between Christ mindedness and antichrist mindedness or worldly mindedness? Have you ever really given it serious thought? The storms will come….are you built on the rock of Truth or on sand that will open you up to destruction?
Few more thoughts:
If you sow socialistic thinking and practices, you will reap socialistic government and its control of all things, with less individual freedoms, personal finances, and choices.
If you believe humanistically that “We can do this together” without God, then the best you can hope for is what humans can acieve in their own works; but real true hope comes from “With God, all things are possible.”
“The reverential fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Knowledge without God is merely human reasoning. The thoughts of God are much higher than the thoughts of mankind.
Be caerful little eyes what you see, ears what you hear, hands what yolu do, feet where you go…for the Father up above is looking down in love.
This little light of mine….I’m gonna let it shine.
Lamentations 2:14, “YOur prophets have predicted for you a false hood and delusion and foolish things; and they have not exposed your iniquity and guilt to avert your captivity by causing you to repent. But, they have divined and declared to you false and deceptive prophesies, worhtless and misleading.” Warning to those who hear, but do not listen; to those who ahve eyes, but, are blinded by delusions; those who walk their own stubbor way; and apply their hands to only those things to please themselves; or fools who float mindlessly down the river towards destruction; while the crowds cheer along the banks.

My Thoughts: Political Leaders – Discerning True or False?

Political Leaders – Discerning True or False?
If the wheat and weeds grow together, side-by-sie, how can we really discern who to trust as leaders…… from either political party? Maybe we are just choosing a party based on its platform. Previously, I have discussed that I currently see both party platforms in error. They seem to side on either ditch of only grace or only truth. The real straight and narrow truth is to stand firm in truth while speaking and living it in love. I have observed that both the Republican and Democratic party leaders speak in pride, arrogance, division, scoffing, slander, and with smooth and empty promises to make America great.
What about the political leaders being supported and promoted today? Are they true or false? You cannot believe everyone just because they belong to the political platform you prefer or because you like what they say.
False leaders can be hypocrites, infiltrators, manipulators or deceivers with smooth sounding words that sound like what people want to hear. They may not really believe what they are saying. False leaders are generally “sneaky”. Keep some of these verses in mind, as there are false leaders in every area of human endeavor, including in the church – so they are also applicable to any false leader or teacher in any area of the world or church. We will discuss these later.
2 Peter 2:1, 3 “There arose false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among yourselves, who will subtly and stealthily introduce heretical doctrines (destructive heresies), even denyng and disowning the Master Who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction……..And in their coveousness (lust, greed) they wil exploit you with false cunning arguments.”
1 John 4:1, “Beloved, do not put faith in every spirit, but prove (test) the spirits to discover whether they proceed from God, for many false prophets have gone forth into the world.”
2 John 1:7, “For many imposters (seducers, deceivers, and false leaders) have gone out into the world, men who will not acknowledge (confess, admit) the coming of Jesus Christ in bodily form. Such a one is the imposter (the seducer, the deceiver, the false leader, the antagonist of Christ) and the antichrist.”
God warns us about false leaders. So, it would be best if we really examine someone before following him/her. Just belonging to a certain group or speaking some way does not make them leaders and teachers of truth. Are you a party platform follower regardless of who is being promoted into governmental leadership? Have you taken time to really examine the real personal fruit in the lives of President Biden and past President Trump? Jesus said we can know them by their fruit (Matthew 7: 20). Examine their behavior publicly and privately. Are they following and living in Truth?
Listen closely to their words and what they are “selling”. Does it sound rehearsed or read off of a script? Does it sound too good to be true? How much and what will their promises really cost…because someone always has to pay? Does it promise worldly and materialistic prosperity? Listen for the “attitude” in their words. Do they ramble on, sounding impressive, but not really saying anything? Are they full of reasonings and arguments? Do they sound proud and boastful, therefore encouraging people to be proud of human efforts, whether fulfilling individual dreams or humans doing it together (remember the tower of Babel)? Do they boast of their own efforts and “self sacrifice” or charity so that others see them as generous well-doers and benefactors? Are they accusatory and divisional, or even angry? Are they comforting and “soothsaying” (what people want to hear to soothe them and give hope)? Do they claim to be pious and religious but their programs, character, and actions do not match Biblical standards? Observe their “body languge”. Does it speak of pride and arrogance? Or maybe it appears weak and manipulated? Maybe it flaunts itself as attractive, highly educated, or professional? Have they ever seemed to be “fame seekers” or “power hungry”? Observe their lifestyle. Where and how do they live? Have their lives been typified by living in luxury? What do their present homes look like, outside and inside? Are they utra wealthy with many highly expensive possessions? What have been their past professions and business dealings? How did they gain their personal wealth? Are there any signs of greed? Check out their past behavior and activities. Have they lived in scriptural morality and continue to stand established in moral truth? With whom did they and do they associate? Are they faithful to their spouses and family? Are their lives marked by chaos or even destruction? Honestly put President Biden and past President Trump to these tests, asking the Holy Spirit to open your eyes to truth, and you may be surprised.
Here are some scriptural guidelines of what to look for…..
James 3:14, 16 “But if you have bitter jealouy, envy, and contention (rivalry, selfish ambition) in your hearts, do not pride yourselves on it and thus be in defiance of and false to the Truth……But as it is, you boast falsely in your presumption and your self-conceit. All such boasting is wrong.”
2 Corinthians 12:20, “For I am fearful that somehow or other I may come and find you, not as I desire to find you, and that you may find me too not as you want to find me (my note: in other words, not with joyful encouragement, but as having to come with bold confrontation and correction)- fhat perhaps there may be factions, quarreling, jealousy, temper, wrath, intrigues, rivalry, divided loyalties, selfishness, whispering, gossip, arrogance, self-assertion, and disorder among you.”
In contrast to human exaltation, whether by the individual “self” or the group effort (humanism)….Jesus taught otherwise……what is a major fruit and sign in the personal life, character, and actions of a true follower of Jesus????
Luke 22: 25, At the Passover Lord’s supper, after Jesus had washed the disciples feet and had shared the communion bread and wine, Jesus said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles are deified by them and exercise lordship, ruling as emperor-gods, over them; and those in authority over them are called benefactors and well-doers. But, this is not to be so with you; on the contrary, let him who is the greatest among you become like the youngest, and him who is the chief and leader like one who serves. For who is the greater, the one who reclines at table as the master, or the one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? (my note: that is what the world believes). But I am in your midst as One Who serves.”
1 Peter 5:5, “Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility (as the garb of a servant, so that its covering cannot possibly be stripped from you, having freedom from pride and arrogance) toward one another. For God sets Himself against the proud, the insolent, the overbearing, the disdainful, the presumptious, the boastful – and He opposes, frustrates, and defeats them), but gives grace, favor, blessing to the humble.”
What do you see and sense in these verses…pride, arrogance, false humility….instead of really being humble enough to actually serve others with their own hands? These emporers, kings, princes, and presidents desire the places of honor, recognition, power, control, and wealth.
Mathew 7: 15, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you dressed as sheep, but inside they are devouring wolves.”
2 Peter 2, “But also in those days there arose false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among yourselves, who will subtly and stealthily introduce heretical doctrines (destructive heresies), even denying and disowning the Master Who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruciton. And many will follow their immoral ways and lascivious doings; because of them the true Way will be maligned and defamed (my note: because they say they are Christians, but do evil, the name of Christ will be maligned). And in their covetousnes lust and greed, they will exploit you with false cunning arguments. From of old the sentence of condemnation for them has not been idle; their destruction and eternal misery has not been asleep.”
Psalm 55: 21, “The words of his mouth were smoother than cream or butter, but war was in his heart; his words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords.”
Please read 2 Timothy 3: 1-8. Paul is describing the “rotten” fruit of worldly, antichrist, false people…..self-centered, greedy, proud, arrogant, boasters, scoffing, ungrateful, profane, without natural sexual affections, callous, relentless, admitting no truce, false accusers, troublemakers, intemperate, loose morals, uncontrolled, angry, betrayers, conceited, lovers of pleasures, amusements, and luxury, having a form of piety and religion but their conduct belies the genuineness of their profession.
Paul warns Timothy that these false leaders, false prophets, false teachers will infiltrate “weak women”. I believe we can understand this “weak women” as anyone who is weak in the knowledge of God, with little ability to discern good from evil. In verse 6, we see these fake people worm their way in to captivate weak people by offering the fullfilling of emotions, desires, and pleasures. They also load down anyone inquiriing and willing to listen and be taught, with thier own information, arguements, and rules. But, their leading is never able to arrive at the recognition and knowledge of the real Truth. They are like the false prophets (wise men, sorcerers) in Pharoah’s courts (Jannes and Jambres), who were hostile toward Moses and opposed God’s truth. They looked good, sounded wise, could do some of the same signs as Moses, were spiritual advisors to the Pharoah, but were not of God!
Paul goes on to tell Timothy, that false leaders, prophets, and teachers have depraved and distorted minds, and are reprobate and counterfeit. They are to be rejected. Put no faith or trust in them. Further on in verse 13, we read, “But wicked men and imposters will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and leading astray others; and being deceived and led astray themselves.” Notice, they not only deceive, but they are also deceived themselves!!! (2 Thessalonians 2: 9-12) Satan is the father of deception and lies!
Do some research to really examine Presiden Biden and past President Trump. Examine the fruit closely for yourself, not just believing what others are saying.
So, if you want my opinion of President Biden and past President Trump, here it is. Both are false leaders. Both are working together for the same purpose of a new One World Order. They are like members of the same high school debate team who take sides to practice debating and convincing skills and thus divide the autdience. They are just playing the “front man” for their side of “the show” or “the game”. They are actors. They are false and not what they claim to be. For many involved in these debates, they are actually close friends and often even distant relatives in their personal lives. This is the case with past President Trump and his family with past President Clinten and his family. They are on the same team, just proposing opposite sides of the debate in order to persuade the audience to choose a side. The media is their accomplice in this “debate show”.
They promise great American advances and increased prosperity, but actually make little real progress. They claim to be Christian, but are only “religous” in claiming to be part of a Christian organization. Consider this: The advisor for President Trump was Paula White, who is a false prophet under the cult doctrine of the New Apostolic Reformation. Many previous presidents, as well as President Biden, have claimed attendence to Christian denominational churches, but their behaviors and policies do not match Christianity in Truth. They may say “God bless America”, but they may just be words to please their audience.
They both claim they can make America great, but they are causing division and chaos in America. Secretly, their desire is for America to fall so that the global New World Order can advance. You have to bind up the strong man before you can rob his house. So, how is this global New World Order game being played on us? All kinds of media have a huge influence as well as the “actors”.
Democrats are openly advancing humanism and socialism, along with tolerance of immorality; while claiming they are the more enlightened, educated, civilized, compassionate, global minded, culturally aware, freedom loving, humanistic, yet godly people of grace. Republicans are focused on Biblical truth and morality, along with national patriotism; yet have become perceived as opponents to the Democratic world view, as radical, uncompassionate, intolerant, arrogant, gun-carrying, militant, conspiracy minded, ignorant, old fashioned, capitalistic, greedy, overly nationally patriotic, and terroristic.
President Trump may have been the pied piper who played a hypnotic melody causing people to faithfully follow, only to lead them to their destruction and the beginning of the fall of America. Now, we have a new pied piper playing an even more seductive companionship song causing the rest of the people to faithfully follow into a global New World Order of conformity, socialism, and humanism under an antichrist spirit (one that replaces and is instead of Christ, a humanistic spirit). Do you see it now?
One more thing to note…..the Bible scriptures prophecy of this last days one world government ruled by an antichrist spirit that requires everone to pledge their allegiance and take its mark of loyalty. We are getting closer every year. If what we see matches what the Word of God says, then we know we are learning the Truth! We are beginning to discern the times and seasons in which we live. We are beginning to discern the enemy, his leaders, and his tactics. Again, we must stand established with strong convictions in Truth! Yet, we must do it in God’s kind of love.

A Parable of True and False

A Parable of True and False
In Matthew 13: 24-30, we read about a parable that Jesus taught concerning good and bad seeds being planted and growing together. A man planted good wheat seed in his field, but by night his enemy came and planted weeds resembling the wheat. The seeds sprouted and began to grow and the servant discerned the good from the bad; and reported to the owner. The man instructed to NOT pull up the weeds as it might also pull up the good wheat. Instead, let them grow together and they will be sorted at harvest time.
Very important information here. God plants good seed in the earth. Satan plants evil unfruitful weed seed mixed throughout the whole field. Both the good wheat and the evil weed grow together side by side. They are hard to tell the difference until examined closely. While the good seed is developing good fruit, the weed is unfruitful. They will be sorted at harvest….either the fire or the grainery. And so it is in reality. Will we be as wise as the servant who could discern the good from the bad?
Plus, be aware that I know there are good people in leadership positions, whether in the world systems or the church. We are just trying to examine the fruit and discern the counterfeit weeds. So, we will look at the characteristics of false, “weedy” people compared to peole of God who truly pursue to know Him and His righteousness. We will know them by their real fruit. Matthew 7:20.

Political Leaders: Who can we trust?

Political Leaders: Who should we trust?
Do you have peace? In whom are you actually putting your trust? Do you find yourself in stress, turmoil, anxiety or fear? What was your mind set during the past presidential election cycle and its results? Consider this….
Psalm 118: 8-9, “It is better to trust and take refuge in the Lord than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust and take refuge in the Lord than to put confidence in princes.”
Why not trust people? Because all people sin and fail. Only God can save people and nations.
Romans 3: 23, “there is no distiction, since all have sinned and are falling short of the honor and glory which God bestows and receives.”
We must first address the issue of in whom we trust and put our confidence. It is easy to say, “I trust in God” or “In God we trust”, but are we really living and acting like we believe it? In the core of our mind and heart, who do we trust in, put faith in, depend on, rely on, commit ourselves to, and focus on?
I am concerned that too many Christians today are actually trusting in political parties and governing leaders for their future. Is America really putting its hope and faith in President Biden or past President Trump? Do you find that your mind and emotions run to security or panic based on which person/party is in office? Are you living in the peace that passes understanding by trusting God in spite of circumstance? Do the words you speak, your emotions, and your behavior exemplify your trust in God?
Consider a few examples of godly character in the Bible where “men of faith” were living under ungodly governmental authorities. How did they think? What characterized their emotions? What was their behavior while living in those circumstancs?
Daniel lived in Babylon under captivity and pagan kings.
Joseph lived in Egypt under slavery and pagan rulers and Pharoahs.
Jesus lived in Israel under the rule of the Roman Empire, paying taxes and finally crucified by their soldiers.
Paul was a Roman citizen who traveled in many cities, facing persecution, arrest and imprisionment, finally beheaded for preaching Christ (Truth).
Did any of these start protests, or riots, or revolutions? Did they spend their time speaking out about these ungodly governments and their rulers? What did they spend their time teaching and preaching about? I think they spent much time in prayer and teaching the gospel instead, while being and living righteous, always with security, peace, and hope in God. Maybe we should learn from their examples?
I am not saying that we are to keep silent. We are to always speak the truth in love. Truth must be our strong foundation and we must speak it out. Love is our method and the expression in behavior.
“Let our lives lovingly express truth in all things, speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly. Enfolded in love, let us grow up in every way and in all things into Him Who is the Head, even Christ.” Ephesians 4:15
“Let us not love merely in theory or in speech, but in deed and in truth, in practice and in sincerity.” 1 John 3:18
So, first we must stand on our strong foundation of Jesus Christ, in Truth, and in Love…..lifting no one or nothing higher. God still is higher and mightier.
Yet, while we speak the truth in love, we must discern that there are those who say they speak truth and claim it is an act of love, yet they are false liars and the truth is not in them. How do we discern true and false leaders, prophets, and teachers?