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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Indoctrination: The Wiles of the Devil - pt 7

Matthew 4:7  "Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the LORD thy GOD."

The children of Israel were fed manna, angel's food, in the wilderness and were disobedient to GOD.  Christ hungered, fasting 40 days and nights, and was obedient.  Remember, also, Israel wandered in the wilderness for 40 years (the number 40 represents probation.)  Jesus said, "it is written again", which implies emphasis.  To show you that Jesus, in fact, went through this temptation in the wilderness for you, please turn to Deuteronomy 6, verse 13-17.  We will see that Christ was quoting from the WORD of GOD.

Deuteronomy 6:13  "Thou shalt fear the LORD thy GOD, and serve Him, and shalt swear by His name."

Deuteronomy 6:14  "Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you;"

Deuteronomy 6:15  "(For the LORD thy GOD is a jealous God among you) lest the anger of the LORD thy GOD be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth."

Deuteronomy 6:16  "Ye shall not tempt the LORD your GOD, as ye tempted Him in Massah."

Deuteronomy 6:17  "Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your GOD, and His testimonies, and His statutes, which He hath commanded thee."

"Massah" means a place in the desert, referring to Israel's temptation in the wilderness.  If you're a genuine student of the WORD, you'll find that the entire Scriptures can be understood as a unit.  How does one love and serve GOD and diligently keep His commandments, testimonies and statutes?  By following every word that proceedeth out of His mouth, which is His WORD.  Jesus, the Living WORD, stated, "It is written again", so that you know to be diligent and persevere in the WORD.

Joshua 1:8  "This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success."

Think, reflect, study, ponder, practice and live the WORD day and night.  Put on the whole armour of GOD and have the two edged sword (Word of GOD) in your hands.  You cannot do battle without the Sword of the LORD.  Your mind will not hold up, on its own, to the devil's bombardment of lies, deception and indoctrination.  A swordsman never stops practicing, so you should never stop studying, learning and sharing the WORD. 

Ephesians 6:11  "Put on the whole armour of GOD, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil."

Ephesians 6:12  "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."

Ephesians 6:13  "Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of GOD, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand."

Ephesians 6:14  "Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with Truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;"

Ephesians 6:15  "And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of Peace;"

Ephesians 6:16  "Above all, taking the shield of Faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked."

Ephesians 6:17  "And take the helmet of Salvation, and the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of GOD:"

Ephesians 6:18  "Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

You put on the whole armour as a swordsman, or soldier, for Christ, in order to stand against the false christ, satan.  Your entire body needs to be protected, however, there's little point for you to be on the battlefield, in full armour, without the two edged sword in your hands.  You'd just be a walking target sign for the wiles and fiery darts of the devil.  The "wiles of the devil" mean trickery, lies and indoctrination.  His darts are made up of propaganda, words, doctrines and ideas to deceive mankind.  You need to prove, or test, and train with your armour and weapon.  You can't depend on another individual to perform these things for you. 

Many of our leaders; politicians; educators; journalists; businessmen and bankers, etc, are non-believers or pretend Christians.  If they don't live Christ-centered lives, then you really don't have much in common with them, on a spiritual level.  When it comes to Truth, don't take any man's word for it, without first checking it out yourself in the Scriptures.  It must align with His WORD and you need to find out if it does or not.  How many people on television are even Christians?  How many folks do you know that don't watch television?  Very few, because the majority are feeding from the wrong table and turning to the wrong individuals for leadership. 

Once a person accepts organized religion, embracing the traditions and doctrines of men, he allows the indoctrination of the world to propagate in his mind.  Organized religion embraces news/media as being truthful and rarely ever questions the type of system, or governance, it operates within.  The church systems of men promote false doctrines and traditions.  The deceptions, in the world, are all woven together, so putting your trust and confidence in one system of men, only makes it easier to accept other systems as well.  

The world systems overlap and will merge into one worldism, so the hidden dynasties must work in sync, for it to all come together.  When one dynasty's information agrees with another, many people will view it as some sort of proof.  The point is to place your trust and confidence in GOD, not in men or their systems.  Men and their systems will fail and disappoint you, but GOD cannot because He is Righteous and Perfect and His way is perfect.

2 Samuel 22:29  "For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness."

2 Samuel 22:30  "For by thee I have run through a troop: by my GOD have I leaped over a wall."

2 Samuel 22:31  "As for GOD, His way is perfect; the Word of the LORD is tried: He is a buckler to all them that trust in Him."

2 Samuel 22:32  "For who is GOD, save the LORD? and who is a rock, save our GOD?"

2 Samuel 22:33  "GOD is my strength and power: and He maketh my way perfect."

There is deception in the world and it's way more severe than what the average person can handle.  Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.  A little bit of leaven propagates through the entire mind.  And the indoctrinated will never question the validity of the information that comes from the systems of men.  Many Christians are heavily indoctrinated, so much so, that they have become one with the world and have forgotten about the enemy.  Mainstream television, by itself, is enough to corrupt minds.  Take those t.v. programs to a remote village and watch it influence families and lives.  Now, flip it, and take the WORD to the spiritually hungry and you'll see the difference between light and darkness.

2 Corinthians 6:14  "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?"

2 Corinthians 6:15  "And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?"

Belial = G955. (bel-ee'-al) Of Hebrew origin [H1100]; worthlessness; Belial, as an epithet of Satan: - Belial. 

H1100. bel-e-yah'-al; From H1097 and H3276; without profit, worthlessness; by extension destruction, wickedness (often in connection with H376, H802, H1121, etc.): - Belial, evil, naughty, ungodly (men), wicked.

Infidel =  G571. apistos (ap'-is-tos); From G1 (as a negative particle) and G4103; (actively) disbelieving, that is, without Christian faith (specifically a heathen); (passively) untrustworthy (person), or incredible (thing): - that believeth not, faithless, incredible thing, infidel, unbeliever (-ing).

Mr baptist.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Indoctrination: Serpent Venom - pt 6

Now back to the temptation in the wilderness.  The second lesson of the temptation in the wilderness is for you to learn the WORD, free of indoctrination and traditions.  Know your enemy and how he works in the pulpits and in this world stage.

Mathew 4:5  "Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,"

a pinnacle = the wing. Greek. to pterugion, used of that part of the Temple (or Holy Place) where "the abomination of desolation" is to stand, according to Theodotion (a fourth reviser of the Septuagint about the middle of century. (Bullinger; Companion Bible).

Of all places, on the pinnacle of the temple in Jerusalem, the holy city.  Jerusalem is where the antichrist, satan, will stand and declare himself to be God.  Many people, due to indoctrination and double-mindedness, will believe that he is the true Messiah.  The indoctrinated Christians will commit apostasy in worshipping the wrong messiah, switching their faith in one instant, by worshipping satan (the son of perdition; abomination of desolation).

apostasy - the state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes).

Apostasy is the ultimate form of double-mindedness and hypocrisy.  The entire indoctrination process occurring is geared towards the worship of the false messiah.  Thus, it is written, "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil".  The church system doesn't teach you about the spirit of deep sleep because it's a part of it.  Yet, the warnings are written throughout the WORD.  You have eyes to see and ears to hear, don't you?

2 Thessalonians 2:3-4  "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God."

The "falling away" means apostasy (Greek - apostasia) through indoctrination, double-mindedness and the traditions/doctrines of men.  The falling away intensifies with each passing day.  People think that they will be raptured away and satan will be standing there, pretending to be their messiah, offering free tickets to hell.  The indoctrinated and unsealed will be so blind, they won't know the difference until it's too late.

Leaven modifies, lightens and fluffs TRUTH.  We all know that satan can tell 90 percent of a truth, twist the last 10 percent and turn it into one big lie.  Indoctrination will turn your mind upside down... filling it with half-truths and contrary beliefs.  The evil one knows Scripture better than most Christians.  It's unfortunate but true.  However, the devil quotes the Scriptures with a twist.

Matthew 4:6  "And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone."

Psalm 91:9  "Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;"
Psalm 91:10  "There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling."
Psalm 91:11  "For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways." 
Psalm 91:12  "They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone."

The evil one has no shame, because he is deliberately misquoting Scripture to Jesus CHRIST.  Jesus is the Living WORD.  But what does that tell you?  Satan is doing the same thing many so-called teachers do this day, misquoting and taking things out of context, fabricating traditions and false doctrines.  Did you catch the adding of "cast thyself down" and lest "at any time"?  The devil also left out "in all thy ways".  A "way" is a path or course of life, your walk with Christ.  GOD will protect you on this journey.  If you test GOD, you are off that path, and His angels will not provide the protection.

The importance of learning and knowing the WORD is vital... it seals your mind with Truth.  If you can see or hear, if you can read and write, the more abilities and skills that GOD has given you, the more you use them towards learning and sharing His WORD.

So why does satan stop at Psalm 91, verse 12? 

Psalm 91:13  "Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet."

adder = H6620. pethen (peh'-then); From an unused root meaning to twist; an asp (from its contortions): - adder.

Because Psalm 91, verse 13 refers to satan's own head being crushed (Gen 3:15).  The adder is a venomous snake and it moves by contorting or twisting.  It injects venom, or poison, to immobilize and digest its prey via toxins.  That sounds exactly like satan.  The enemy immobilizes and dissolves the minds of the sheep with indoctrination and false doctrines.  Double-mindedness will render the prey immobile and ready to be used as puppets.  The serpent and the dragon are names of satan.  He is the very same serpent in the Garden of Eden.

Revelation 22:18  "For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, GOD shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:" 
Revelation 22:19  "And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, GOD shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book."

If any man shall add or take away from the words of the BOOK, GOD shall add unto him plagues or take away his part out of the Book of Life and out of the holy city.  It will be the end for satan, for the last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.  If you want to protect yourself from lies, indoctrination and false doctrines, there's only one way to do it right, check it out for yourself.

Mathew 4:7  "Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the LORD thy GOD."

tempt = G1598. ekpeirazō (ek-pi-rad'-zo); From G1537 and G3985; to test thoroughly: - tempt. G3985 = peirazō (pi-rad'-zo); From G3984; to test (objectively), that is, endeavor, scrutinize, entice, discipline: - assay, examine, go about, prove, tempt (-er), try.

Obviously, Christ lived as a perfect man and had no blemish or weakness.  Christ went through this for you to show you how the evil one operates and how you should live your life as a Christian.  The devil runs this material, world system, because he is the prince of this world.

The evil one will spot your weaknesses and offer you a bargain, or price, to buy you out.  All souls belong to GOD, so the only thing an individual can sell to the devil is his spiritual mind and heart.  In doing so, the person will not repent, believe and follow Christ.  What you put first in your mind and heart, that is who or what you worship, plain and simple.  Many people sell out; some sell low and others high, but it's still selling out.  The devil will try to get you at the cheapest price, in order to fully shame you in the end.  Follow the One True GOD, in the Lord Jesus CHRIST, and His Spirit will protect you.

To be continued...

Mr baptist.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Indoctrination: No Magic Pill - pt 5

Matthew 4:1-2  "Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred."

Jesus Christ cannot be tempted, so why did the Holy Spirit lead Him into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil?  Christ fasted forty days and forty nights (forty represents probation) beforehand.  It's not a coincidence that the temptation in the wilderness occurred right at the beginning of Christ's Ministry.  The story is an ensample, showing you the pattern of what's ahead, what you'll face, and how to live as a CHRISTian.  GOD put these lessons together for you.  Christ went through this trial, as a flesh man in an extremely fasted state, and did it perfectly.  Fasting demonstrates very quickly how weak and demanding the flesh can be. 

Animals discriminate; bully; dominate; become jealous; get angry; experience loneliness, etc.  If you find yourself behaving like a beast, carnal is exactly what you're being.  The carnal mind is enmity with GOD, so cut it out.  Christ is reminding you to always keep your spirit strong and disciplined, in control over the flesh.  To be spiritually minded is Life and Peace.  You get your spiritual stomach fuller, than your physical one, by filling up with the WORD.  Don't think that your temptations are over, once you've repented and are saved.  Now is the beginning of the fiercest battles that you will ever face.

Mathew 4:3  "And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of GOD, command that these stones be made bread." 
Mathew 4:4  "But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of GOD."
Deuteronomy 8:3  "And He humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that He might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live."

The first lesson is man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of GOD.  For it is written in Deuteronomy 8:3.  Who is the Living Word?  Jesus CHRIST.  Israel was fed manna, angel's food, in the wilderness and were disobedient to GOD.  Christ hungered, fasting 40 days and nights, and was obedient.  Remember, also, Israel wandered in the wilderness for forty years (40 = probation.)  If you want more wisdom and truth, you'll have to be consistent in nourishing your spirit with the WORD.  When you go on a fast, you don't intend to never eat again.  It's the same with GOD'S WORD, because you don't just stop.  There is no magic pill that will instantly whip you into good shape and health.  There's no quick fix in growing and maturing as a Christian, so you must put in the work.  It takes some time for your mind to come out of indoctrination and to hear as the learned.  You have to pass probation.

Isaiah 50:4  "The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned."

Learning and applying the WORD to your life, and sharing it with others, takes practice.  Your new diet and exercise routine will not tranform your body in a few days.  The same holds true concerning your spiritual and mental health.  You must learn to undo and stop the indoctrination, coming from the world, from propagating within your mind.  You want to feed your mind with Truth and introduce the meat of GOD'S WORD into your spiritual diet.  "Morning by morning" means having discipline, consistency and persistence.  If your mind functions normally, it's always ready to absorb.  Treat others as you want to be treated, so treat and feed your mind well, and it will yield good strength and health.  Eat from the LORD'S Table and partake of the unleavened Bread of Life.  The Truth, Christ, will make you free.

Your life in the flesh shouldn't focus on self importance, but it must be Christ centered, focused on loving and serving the Living GOD.  Blessing (loving) GOD and serving Him, doing the work that He has for you to do, must always come first.  It's important to get your priorities in shape.

Ezekiel 20:18-19  "But I said unto their children in the wilderness, Walk ye not in the statutes of your fathers, neither observe their judgments, nor defile yourselves with their idols: I am the LORD your GOD; walk in my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them;"

Why is the WORD, Jesus CHRIST, in written form?  How do you feed your spirit, the intellect of your soul, and your physical mind at the same time?  You feed your spirit through reading and hearing the WORD.  Learning and absorbing the WORD helps your spirit and mind stay full, healthy and nourished.  Nothing exercises your mind like studying, reading, writing and teaching.  There are many forms of communication that can be clear as an audible voice.  We are also to help those that have disabilities and do the best we can for them, because they deserve our attention, care and assistance.

When you feed your physical body with junk, you will experience sickness and malnutrition.  When you feed your mind with junk, the same occurs.  You can keep your physical and mental health in order, but completely neglect your spiritual health.  The programs - via the four hidden dynasties - from the world do nothing for your spirit.  You must eat from the LORD'S Table and drink from the cup that runneth over with Truth.  The WORD nourishes your spiritual body with wisdom, truth and understanding.  Studying the Scriptures will also improve your mental abilities, such as communication, ability to focus, analytical skills and memory.  Both your physical mind and body will reach maturity, blossom/peak and start heading downhill.  However, the WORD blooms continually and will do the same for your spirit... it never fades away or reaches a point of diminishing returns.  Your mind needs to stay sharp, because it stores the memory files for GOD'S Truth, to be utilized by the Holy Spirit.  You must continuously exercise your mind and spirit in the WORD.  You study; learn; absorb and digest; meditate; live and share the WORD.  Some folks babysit their Bibles, carrying it around one day a week, sing a few songs, and then go right back into the ways and mentality of the world, chasing and making idols of things as the heathen.

Don't walk in the mindset and ways of worldly men nor carry their indoctrination, traditions and false doctrines.  If you want to serve GOD for all eternity, He wants to know if you can be depended on and trusted.  This life journey is with Christ and you'll be refined like gold through the fire, to become the man or woman that ALMIGHTY GOD intended you to be, with a calling, purpose and destiny in Him.  The finished product (your faith, life and character) will be better than what you can ever accomplish on your own.  Put the self, former man in the grave, for you are a new creature in Christ.   

1 Peter 1:6-7  "Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:"  

2 Corinthians 5:17  "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."

To be continued...

Mr baptist.