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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Indoctrination: Broken Cisterns, Broken Minds - pt 10

The indoctrinated man has been plugged into the world system his entire life, through television and media, through grade school, high school and/or college (educational system).  Add in the religious system of men plus the workforce system and we have a worldwide concoction of truth distortion.  He can't think on his own.  It's just a drawn-out process of indoctrination and not questioning the system.  You must question the system and want to figure out what's going on and why?  It's not a crime to wonder why things are the way they are, especially in a world where there is little to no truth in appearances.  The devil has pulled the wool over the eyes of the masses.  But GOD's elect have always had a gut feeling inside them that there's more to GOD's WORD than what's been taught by the church system.

The pursuit of money and everything carnal is being promoted constantly.  It is the devil's intention to get people to put the cares of this world above GOD.  The devil wants you to break the First and Greatest Commandment of GOD.  And what happens after you break that commandment by choosing the ways of the world?  Everything else in your mind and heart becomes fixated on flesh/carnal things.  The carnal mind is enmity against GOD and those who live after the flesh cannot please Him (Rom 8:3-14).

Matthew 22:37  "Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the LORD thy GOD with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind." 
Matthew 22:38  "This is the First and Great Commandment."
Exodus 20:2  "I am the LORD thy GOD, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage."
Exodus 20:3  "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."

Exodus 20:4  "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:"

Exodus 20:5  "Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy GOD am a jealous GOD, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;"
Exodus 20:6  "And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments."

It's easy to find out who or what you worship and serve.  What's on your mind the most, each and every day?  And in the works, or labour, that you do, whose work comes first?  Did GOD command us to worship Him for only one day of the week and worship other things for the other six days?  Yet, this is what many so-called Christians do.  They think and act like heathens for six days and become holier-than-thou believers for one day out of the week.  Many one-day worshippers put down real Christians that might not attend a church building, once a week, for service.  Perhaps, many genuine Christians just can't stand indoctrination, or leaven, in their study of GOD's WORD.  Going to a good church, that teaches the WORD, chapter by chapter and verse by verse, is a wonderful blessing.  Going to a church that teaches the traditions and doctrines of men means being plugged into satan's indoctrination in every area of life.

Just going through the motions in a Christian life and basing the understanding of the WORD on the precepts and systems of men is allowing leaven, or indoctrination, to propagate in the heart and mind.  Being a real Christian is a 24/7 thing, 365 days a year, not one day a week with a few Scripture verses here and there.  What do you think GOD wanted us to learn when satan quoted Scripture to the Living WORD, Jesus CHRIST, in the temptation in the wilderness?  Some folks think that satan has a stronghold in every area except democracy and the mainstream Christian church.  They've got to be kidding, because the evil one has been working in pulpits and governments, from the time of Cain.

It will take an individual approximately 23 years to learn and hear the entire Bible, at the pace of one chapter a week.  Spread thin like that and the memory gets foggy.  Read the WORD like a fable and there's no understanding.  Thirst for the Living Waters, Jesus Christ, and eat from the true Bread of Heaven.  The famine in the end days is not for physical bread or water but for the WORD of GOD.  If there was ever a time in your life, when you ate mostly crap for food, like processed or fast foods, you're reminded of the huge difference between following a good diet and a bad one.  When you didn't care about your physical health, you probably ate whatever.  The same goes for spiritual health, because many individuals don't care about it.  They choose to have satan's church system feed them prepacked, processed doctrines, only fragments of leftover meat, that have been handled by the hands of men.  In this world, if you're not moving forward spiritually, in the WORD, you're moving backwards with the precepts of men.

Isaiah 55:1  "Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price."

You have to be thirsty and seek Truth.  If Jesus Christ, the Way, the Truth and the Life is your Number One, then you will be clinging on His WORD.  If you aren't studying the WORD, and a one verse Charlie session, once per week, is enough to fill your stomach, you're not strictly eating from the LORD's Table and drinking from the cup of Truth.  It means that you simply don't care for Truth as much as you claim to yourself and others.  If you truly thirst for Truth, you will be diligent enough to seek it out yourself.  And with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you will gain true wisdom and knowledge that can only come from GOD.  The above applies to everyone that is literate.  We are to help those in need and children that are truly special to GOD.

Isaiah 55:2  "Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness."

There's no shortage of people hoarding money and material things.  The world is misled into thinking material riches equate to worthiness and righteousness.  There are plenty of people, successful in the ways of the world, that are spiritually naked, wretched, blind and poor.  They use money to create a disguise to cover their adulteries, lies, bitterness, greed and emptiness.  Those illusions only works on indoctrinated minds.  You and I both own nothing but our love and service to ALMIGHTY GOD.  Even your talents and gifts belong to GOD as well as your very soul (Eze 18:4).  It's only satan's world system that has people believing they own stuff.  We are just stewards of GOD's gifts and blessings, receiving them in trust for His use.  We develop and use the gifts and estates to serve Him, to give Him the glory, honour and praise that He rightfully deserves.  GOD is the Original and Inalienable Owner of everything.  And once you fully understand this truth, a nice thick layer of scales will fall from your eyes.

Amo 8:11  "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the Words of the LORD:"

That day is here.  Yet, GOD is offering to satisfy your thirst and drink from the Living Waters, and to eat from His Table, without money and without price.  It was Christ that paid an awesome price for us.  But the world is too busy lusting for meat and bondage, constantly plugging their minds into satan's system, lusting for everything carnal and material.

Numbers 11:4  "And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat?"

“The masses have never thirsted after truth. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim” (Gustave Le Bon; The Crowd).

Jeremiah 2:13  "For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of Living Waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water."

The reprobate Christians have forsaken the "fountain of Living Waters", which is Jesus Christ.  They have made leaky cisterns, that appear to hold water, but are broken and useless.  They've replaced the WORD with the precepts and systems of men.  Their broken and misled minds have trouble holding and retaining truth.

Jeremiah 3:15  "And I will give you pastors according to Mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding."
Jeremiah 50:6  "My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace."

The people have gone a' whoring, committing idolatry and grove worship.  They have forgotten about GOD and the Savior.

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.  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 mainstream church system and its leaders don't teach you about the spirit of slumber, or deep sleep, because they're part of it.  Yet, the warnings are written throughout the WORD of GOD. 

The word "perdition" means "one that perishes", meaning sentenced to perish, so satan has already been given the death sentence by GOD.  At the sixth trump, satan and his lieutenants will be cast out of Heaven.  Satan, with the aid of the  fallen angels, will come to deceive the world into worshipping him as Christ.  To put it simply, the false christ (satan) will show up at the sixth trump, but the True CHRIST appears at the seventh trump. 

Mystery Babylon, the one world political and religious system, is being put together right now in the nations and minds of men.  The wiles (deception, lies and indoctrination) of the devil come from all four hidden dynasties.  Can you handle the Truth, or do you want to turn back like the children of Israel, in the wilderness, to indoctrination and slavery?  Is that fake piece of steak, the lust for meat, in this matrix really worth it, knowing very well that the things of the flesh are temporary?  You can have meat, or money, coming out your nostrils, but it's not going to do a thing for your spiritual health.

Many mainstream Christians think that they'll be raptured away.  Satan, pretending to be their messiah, will be offering free tickets to hell.  The indoctrinated and unsealed will be so blind, they won't know the difference, until it's too late.

Matthew 24:19  "And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!"

Do you know what this verse means?  It speaks of the people, especially so-called Christians, that are spiritually in bed with satan, impregnated by his lies and deceptions.  "Giving suck" means they are nursing the devil's work, doing the very works of the devil.  The indoctrination from the cup of devils induces double-mindedness and hypocrisy and, ultimately, the great apostasy.  Woe to them that call evil good and good evil.  It's happening already, for millions of people idolize their corrupt leaders (the puppets of the synagogue of satan - cain's council).  Many politicians and leaders could care less about GOD'S WORD and chase all kinds of perversions and abominations under the sun.  "And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold" (Mat 24:12 ).

Mr baptist.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Indoctrination: Graves of Lust - pt 9

Truth has an origin.  Genesis (the first Book of the Bible) is the "origin", in Greek (γένεσις), and in Hebrew, it's Bərēšīṯ, or "In the Beginning".  Everything in the Old Testament is essentially in the New Testament.  As Christians, we study from the entire WORD of GOD.  The Apocrypha is also good to include in your studies (check out the translation by Goodspeed).  Jesus CHRIST is the Living WORD and if you study with understanding and guidance, from the Holy Spirit, you will see CHRIST from the Book of Genesis to Revelation.  "In the Beginning was the WORD and the WORD was with GOD, and the WORD was GOD.  The same was In the Beginning with GOD" (John 1:1-2).

In the great Book of Genesis, the Tree of Life, in the Garden of Eden, was Christ (Gen 2:9; 3:22; 3:24).  In Genesis Ch 14, Abram gave tithes to Melchizedek, who was Christ, the Priest of priests of the Most High GOD. 

Genesis 14:18 "(And Melchizedek King of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the Priest of the Most High GOD.")

John 8:56  "Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day: and he saw it, and was glad."

Not only did Abram understand GOD'S promise of the Messiah, he also observed Christ on that day.  Melchizedek comes from two Hebrew words, "Melka" means "King" and "Zedek" means "righteous".  Christ is King of the Righteous, or Just, King of the Zadok. 

In the temptation in the wilderness, Christ was teaching us about what occurred in Israel's temptation, coming out of Egyptian captivity.  Jesus said unto the devil, "It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the LORD thy GOD" (Matt 4:7).  We are to learn from the examples written in His WORD.  It is written for our admonition, or warning, and to learn from others before us.  The understanding of the Three Earth Ages, and all prophesies concerning the final generation, come from understanding the entire Scriptures as a unit. 

1 Corinthians 10:1  "Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;"

Don't be ignorant, meaning don't forget or not understand.

1 Cor 10:2  "And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;"

The children of Israel witnessed, firsthand, GOD'S awesome power and presence, in His parting of the Red Sea.

1 Cor 10:3  "And did all eat the same spiritual meat;"

Manna, the food of angels, all the nutrition you need packed into one kind of food.  GOD takes care of His own. 

1 Cor 10:4  "And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ."

The spiritual meat and drink is Christ, the Living Word.  You eat the Word everyday and you're walking with Christ daily.  "Rock" with a capital "R" is Christ.

1 Cor 10:5  "But with many of them GOD was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness."

Be careful what you ask for... "And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would GOD that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would GOD we had died in this wilderness!" (Num 14:2).  And so it was.  "Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you:" (Num 14:28).

1 Cor 10:6  "Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted."

If you haven't studied, then you won't know the examples.

1 Cor 10:7  "Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play."

Are you going to worship the CREATOR or the creation?  There are many golden calves (false idols) in our spiritual wilderness today.  They usually have some type of status or dollar signs associated with them.

1 Cor 10:8  "Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand."

1 Cor 10:9  "Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents."

1 Cor 10:10  "Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer."

Don't allow the destroyer, satan, to indoctrinate and pollute your mind with lies, indoctrination and the precepts of men.  Satan is coming to deceive the world and the indoctrination and double-mindedness, of our times, lead toward the worship of the wrong, or false, messiah, the "instead of Christ".  The whole world will whore after satan, thinking he's the Messiah, drunken from the indoctrination of the cup of devils.  The hypocrisy of the end times will turn to apostasy. 

1 Cor 10:11  "Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come."

The children of Israel lacked faith and were carnal and disobedient to GOD.  While lusting for meat, they forgot about the miracles that GOD performed for them.  Today, that lust for meat can be money, real estate, perversions or anything you put above GOD.  If there's money (instead of manna) falling from the sky, you can bet people will spend all day and night picking it up off the ground.  Who shall give us flesh (or money) to eat and live?  GOD wanted them to eat from His Table (spiritual meat) and drink from His Cup of Truth (spiritual drink).

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." 

Some people say they are Christians, but all you ever hear from them is how much they respect the wealthy and famous.  They foam at the mouths with all of their chatter, comparisons and disputings about money, status and material things.  What those people fail to understand is that they're operating in the carnal mindset, and the carnal mind is enmity against GOD (Rom 8:5-8).  It's just the heathen nonsense of corrupt minds, destitute of the Truth, supposing that gain is godliness (1 Tim 6:5).  The carnally-minded tend to think that money and material objects can somehow enhance or enrich their souls.  There are no spiritual rewards in Heaven for pride, greed, hoarding and selfishness.  Most of the good works that people perform don't involve earning money or recognition.  The carnal mind is obssessed with gain and comparing gains.  Carnal rich is about being seen by other men. 

Jesus fasted 40 days and 40 nights to go through the temptation in the wilderness for you.  So stop the complaining and perverse disputings.  Satan's not going to come, pretending to be Christ, empty handed.  He's going to have deep pockets, full of so-called bargains, and many will worship him in exchange for those temporal things.  The indoctrinated and deceived minds are going to get buried in Kibrothhattaavah - the graves of lust.

Numbers 11:32  "And the people stood up all that day, and all that night, and all the next day, and they gathered the quails: he that gathered least gathered ten homers: and they spread them all abroad for themselves round about the camp."

Num 11:34  "And he called the name of that place Kibrothhattaavah: because there they buried the people that lusted."

Num 12:3  "(Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)"

Moses was humble and patient, above all the men upon the face of the earth.  We can learn some things from Moses and GOD gave us these true stories to learn from them.  History repeats itself, for there is no new thing under the sun.  People fall over and over again for the same wicked bargains of satan.  We're to learn from the history of the past, because life is too short for you to learn everything the hard way.  And learning by hurting others is not righteousness.  Take the straight and narrow path that leads to everlasting life, Jesus Christ.  Christianity is a reality; it's not a religion, building or system of men.

Ecclesiastes 1:9  "The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun."

Ecclesiastes 1:10  "Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us."

You want to make it through probation.  Christ set the example for you to follow in the temptation in the wilderness. 

Numbers 14:34  "After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise."

Galatians 5:14  "For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself."

Judging someone else; being a hypocrite, criticizing and tearing others down; making wicked assumptions; manipulating others; looking down at people because they have less than you do; being a respecter of persons; judging by the outward appearance; showing arrogance and pride (Matt 7:1-2; Matt 7:3-5; Pro 18:2; ; Gal 5:1-21; Lev 19:15; Joh 7:24; Pro 6:16-19; 2 Tim 3:1-5); none of them are from the Holy Spirit.  You love someone else, your neighbor, as yourself.

James 2:8  "If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:"

James 2:9  "But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors."

Treat others as you want to be treated (Matt 7:12).  If it's not fit, meaning not something you want, for you or your loved ones, then it's not fit for your neighbor.  If they're impossible neighbors, tough love and correction, dealt with the right measure, will help get it done.  Your immediate family members do not fit the bill as your neighbors.  Even the wicked and wild beasts know how to love their own.  Take it up a notch.  Love thy neighbor as thyself.  GOD will exalt the humble and abase the proud (Matt 23:12).  Swallow your false pride and avoid being the person getting abased.  The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance.  Have you shared the fruit of the Spirit lately?

Galatians 5:15  "But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another." 

Gal 5:16  "This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh." 

Gal 5:17  "For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would."

Gal 5:18  "But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law."

Gal 5:19  "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,"

Gal 5:20  "Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,"

Gal 5:21  "Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of GOD."

Gal 5:22  "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,"

Gal 5:23  "Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."

Gal 5:24  "And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts."

Gal 5:25  "If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit."

Gal 5:26  "Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another."

Mr baptist.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Indoctrination: Fake Steak and Wine - pt 8

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

Christ did what the children of Israel couldn't in the wilderness.  They tempted GOD ten times coming out of Egypt, beginning at the Red Sea.  The children of Israel were disobedient, carnally minded and lacked faith.  Even after firsthand experience of GOD'S awesome power, with miracle after miracle, they still favored the days of slavery and eating heavily spiced foods in Egypt.  The Egyptians must have had some very effective indoctrination programs for Israel to be so blind, doubtful and subservient to oppressors.  Let's see here, enslavement and indoctrination or Almighty GOD'S protection, blessings, promises, deliverance and miracles?  It shouldn't be a difficult choice.  GOD even fed them with manna, angel's food, and the hidden manna, His WORD, promises and commandments, but Israel lusted for enslavement and indoctrination.  It's not much different today, friend.  The hidden manna and all of GOD'S promises are right there in the Holy Bible, His Letter to you.  If you're literate and a Christian, you cannot claim ignorance for accepting man's words and traditions as Truth and not studying the WORD yourself. 

Exodus 14:11-12  "And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt?  Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness."
Numbers 11:4-5  "And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat? We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick: "

Numbers 14:22  "Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice;"

Israel and their lust for meat reminds me of the character, Cypher, in the movie, The Matrix.  Hmm, I wonder where Hollywood got the name and plot for the movie?

"I know this steak doesn't exist. I know that when I put it in my mouth, the Matrix is telling my brain that it is juicy and delicious. After nine years, you know what I realize? Ignorance is bliss."
"I'm tired, Trinity. I'm tired of this war, tired of fighting, tired of this ship, being cold, and eating the same goddamn goop everyday (Cypher; The Matrix).

Cypher didn't read his Bible concerning Israel's wandering in the wilderness.  He also missed a great proverb.

Proverbs 15:17  "Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox [fatted calf] and hatred therewith." 

Real Christians know that the things of the flesh are not that big of a deal.   The carnal mind is enmity against GOD (Romans 8:7).  The children of Israel, in Egyptian captivity, were born into bondage; that's what they knew or understood.  Today, many individuals are born into indoctrination and they're quite comfortable believing lies, false doctrines and propaganda.  They've grown up with mainstream television and media, music, entertainment, sports and the traditions/words of men.  Instead of doing things GOD'S way, they put their trust in men and their systems.  Men are tempting GOD with doubt, double-mindedness, idolatry and choosing bondage over freedom in Christ.  They only care about feeding their physical stomachs and lusts, while allowing their spiritual bodies to starve.

Have you ever noticed someone at the gym just going through the motions in a workout?  Physically, he's there but doesn't put in much effort.  There are also guys who take ten minute breaks, between sets, to play on their smartphones.  They tie up a bench or machine for over half an hour just to perform three sets.  The really obvious ones (as in physically there but mentally somewhere else) use their smartphones while working out on machines, throughout entire sets.  It doesn't seem to cross their minds that using an exercise machine is already easier than using freeweights.  An educated guess to what they're thinking is the "do enough to get by" philosophy, or being at the gym is better than not showing up at all, for physical health.  It might not be a big deal to just go through the motions with fitness.  However, many folks do the same thing regarding their spiritual health and that is a big deal. 

There are people who take better care of their cars, clothes and homes, than their own physical bodies.  Wash, wax and polish the new ride; buy the newest gadgets; take fancy clothes to the dry cleaner; but eat crap for food.  If only they knew about the importance of physical health, and of even greater importance, spiritual health.  Plenty of Christians tell themselves that they've gone to church every week for years, but in reality, they were just going through the motions and listening to the words and traditions of men.  They substituted the WORD of GOD with organized religion and traditions.  Christ said, "Thou shalt not tempt the LORD thy GOD."

What's the point of following GOD through the wilderness, but being doubtful of Him during the entire journey?  GOD took care of Israel the entire time, fed and clothed them, led and protected them in a pillar of cloud, from the blistering sun and elements by day, and with a pillar of fire as light in the night.

Exodus 13:21  "And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:"

If you recall from the last study, the devil took Christ onto a pinnacle of the temple in Jerusalem, the holy city (Matt 4:5).  Jerusalem is where the antichrist, satan, will stand, in the temple he will sit, and declare himself to be God.  Afterward, the devil takes Christ up into a very high mountain to show him the "kingdoms of the world".  The kingdoms are of the material, created world and comprise the world systems of that time.  Even then, the prince of this world, satan, had control over the four hidden dynasties. 

Matthew 4:8  "Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;"

In this day and age, the kingdoms are merging into one worldism, a one world system and government.  GOD is telling us what will happen in the final generation.  Satan will come to deceive the world into thinking he's Christ.  The serpent will be the "last dead president" of the new world order.  The indoctrination, lies and false doctrines go toward setting up the new world order.  The indoctrinated, with their double-mindedness, will accept laws, systems and all of the structures needed to bring it into fruition.  The synagogue of satan will push the form of one worldism to mankind as the solution to poverty, wars, financial crisis and other problems, when in fact, manufactured financial collapses, wars and terrorism were planned out in order for the masses to accept the new form of government.  The ones that are not indoctrinated, GOD'S elect, will know that the false christ, satan, will come first with deception, lies and wonders to deceive the world.

Matthew 4:9  "And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me."

Often, at the beginning of your Christian journey, satan will hit you with everything within his power and material world.  The devil's calculated your weaknesses even before you knew of them yourself.  He will offer you what you desire of the carnal heart, but it will be twisted and riddled with sin, indoctrination and problems, basically, a basket full of leavened bread and circus.  The devil will find out if you have a price and he'll try to get you cheap, just to fully shame you in the end.  So the clever ones sell a little higher, perhaps for first or business class tickets, that's all.  Whether riding first class or coach, the trains all lead to the same destination, the lake of fire with the devil.  And at every stop, you'll be selling yourself a little here and a little there, until there's nothing left of you.  A large majority of people who have wealth and power in the world are those who have sold out and accepted satan's bargains.  They have given their minds and hearts over to indoctrination (Babylon = confusion) and the way of Cain, and by choice have rejected Truth, renouncing the possibility of eternal life, the salvation of their souls through Jesus Christ.  The devil's gold is purely fool's gold... temporary as can be.

GOD'S WORD is showing you the devil's tactics, including the twisting of Scriptures, and offers.  Satan will look for your weaknesses and offer you a price.  It doesn't just happen once; it can happen many times.  And once you sell by getting on that train to hell, you will be asked to sell yourself little by little at every stop along the way.  Don't be so easily deceived by the media personas of our time.  For fame and fortune, many individuals sell themselves over and over again.

It's not your soul that you sell, for all souls belong to GOD (Ezekiel 18:4).  It's your mind and heart.  For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of GOD is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23).  The devil buys you with sin.  By partaking from the cup of devils, the mind and heart rejects Truth - Jesus Christ.  Many indoctrinated Christians will commit apostasy in the final generation.  Some believers have one foot standing in the body of Christ, while the other one's in the ways of the world.  These folks are going to be spit out of Christ's mouth.  The only time the word, "lukewarm", is mentioned in the Bible is in Revelation 3:16 - "So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth."  Study to know why.

Luke 22:31  "And the Lord [Jesus] said, Simon, Simon [Peter], behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:"

To "sift you as wheat" means satan will find and exploit your every weakness, whether it be materialism; pride; power; status; or recognition from men, etc.  Satan's world system never sleeps and its illusions are loaded with all the bells and whistles to turn your heart and mind away from CHRIST.  If you think that happiness comes from the fulfillment of desires, within the self man, rather than through trusting, loving and serving the Living GOD, the devil's already sifted you.    

Revelation 3:15  "I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot."

Revelation 3:16  "So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth."

Revelation 3:17  Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: 

The evil one allows them worldly comfort, stability and/or wealth in his world system, and the reprobrate Christians think they have things made.  So double-minded, they didn't realize that they sold out for satan's bargains.  Their cups don't runneth over with Truth but with indoctrination and lies.  Jesus is the Bread of Life.  Your mind is what you feed it with and just a little bit of leaven spreads, or propagates, through your entire mind. 

The pretend Christian is like the man beholding his natural face in a mirror.  He projects to others the image of being a Christian, but like the image in the mirror, there's no action or works following it.  There's only a reflection, an image, but not the real thing.  He may hear the WORD but he doesn't follow GOD'S Instructions.  The man looks in the mirror and sees what needs work on his face and hair, a bit of cleanup here and there, but doesn't actually do it.  Once he's away from the mirror, he forgets about the shave, or the speck on his face, meaning everything about being a real Christian is forgotten.  The works don't transfer into the image or the individual's life.   

James 1:22  "But be ye doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves."
James 1:23  "For if any be a hearer of the Word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:"
James 1:24  "For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.

Merely being the man in the mirror is not enough, you need to back it up in every area of your life.  Pretending only works for so long, because it will all come to an end.  The only thing this man is demonstrating to others is his double-mindedness and hypocrisy.  He's spends too much time noticing the speck in his brother's eye, when the beam in his own eye is out of sight, out of mind (Matt 7:3-5).  Place the focus on yourself and be the best servant that you can be to our Heavenly FATHER.  There's no grey area when it comes to loving and serving GOD.  You're either for Christ or against Him.

Mr baptist.