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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Prisoner of the World - pt 1

Proverb 16:18  "Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall."

Proverb 16:19  "Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud."

There are many documentaries promoted by the American media on prison life, gangs and juvenile delinquency.  Watching a handful of episodes, or series, is usually enough to recognize a recurring theme.  Scores of criminals and prisoners share numerous, yet comparable, life experiences filled with cruelty, violence and pain.  Abusive childhoods as well as spiritually dysfunctional family/home environments are also evident in their stories.  It's often in youth, when offenders begin making poor decisions, leading to a path of devastating consequences and destruction, involving violence, drugs, gangs and other criminal activities.  Such lifestyles are dangerous and they are fertile breeding grounds for anger, pride and fear, the driving forces in gang and prison culture.

1 Samuel 2:3  "Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a GOD of knowledge, and by Him actions are weighed." 

Worldly wisdom and street knowledge are nothing compared to true wisdom and understanding from the WORD of GOD.  Know right from wrong and stop following the unwritten rules of men and the streets.  The false left-right paradigm of the "I don't give a flips" and the self-righteous bunch is all non-sense.  None of them abide in Christ.

What’s the missing link in the damaging, dysfunctional lives of the young and reckless?  Do we making excuses for criminals and their activities?  No, of course not.  In every worldly, walk of life, what’s missing is CHRIST.  You don’t have to be in prison to be a prisoner of this world.  If you don’t have CHRIST in your life, you are in prison.  Even worse, you’re in bondage to your own sins and a slave to the ways of this world.  If a person lacks a spiritually positive life, or upbringing, a true CHRIST-centered life, he’s in trouble… big time.  Without CHRIST, you will have no peace of mind.  Your life will be centered around material gain and self importance, amounting to nothing more than a beast, satisfying its carnal mind and desires.

Romans 8:8  “For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against GOD: for it is not subject to the law of GOD, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please GOD.”

Proverb 21:29  "A lawless man hardeneth his face: But as for the upright, He directeth his way."

Proverb 29:18  "Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."

The people in jail aren’t the only sinners walking this earth… we’re all sinners.  On the other side of the coin, some lives have been imprisoned, unjustly, for doing good works.  Roughly 1 in every 32 Americans is either in prison, on probation or parole.  Yet, those held in the justice system comprise only the people that have been caught.  Even with very severe crimes in the U.S., such as homicide, a shocking 30 percent, or more, of cases go unsolved by the justice system.  However, nothing goes unsolved when we stand in the courts of Heaven, with GOD as our Judge.

Ecclesiastes 12:14  "For GOD shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil."

Many troubled youths grow up in destructive behavioral, and spiritual, environments, where they incorrectly learn to use anger, abusiveness and intimidation to solve problems or get their way.  Unfortunately, these traits are all too common in the “ways of the world” and they don’t solely exist in gang or prison life.  It’s in your everyday life, such as work, office, etc, and amongst your family, peers and leaders, on many different levels.  Someone can stab you in the back, so to speak, but it’s not a physical stabbing.  You can get “set up” or framed without any help from gang members or convicts.  There are many sins that can go unpunished by the laws of the land; some sins are even legal. 

Criminal culture is the evil under the sun that is obvious, apparent and highlighted in our society.  The culprits of this way of life are the ones that were caught by the justice system, while the others, within higher levels of evil, are outside mass criminal culture and floating on top of this pyramid scheme controlled world.  The common criminals are like the stuff that has sunk to the bottom of a pond of life… but the contents yield valuable information about our world and culture today.  Criminal culture is media hyped, so everyone knows about it.  However, the use of anger, abusiveness, fear, intimidation and deceit is in all aspects of our society today – politics/government – commerce/economy – education/media – and religion (the Four Hidden Dynasties).  It is just more apparent, raw and “in your face”, when it comes to gangsters.  They seem to overlook the fact that the bulk of other more clever wolves, disguise themselves as sheep, when out on the hunt.

Now let’s turn to our FATHER’S WORD.  There are seven things that GOD hates:

Proverb 6:16  "These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto Him:"

Proverb 6:17  "A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,"

Proverb 6:18  "An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,"

Proverb 6:19  "A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren."

If you join a gang, all seven abominations will be lined up on your front doorsteps, waiting for you to open the door.  If you commit these abominations in other areas of your life, such as in corporate culture, you can extend and stretch out the aftermath into decades.  The end result just happens more quickly in criminal life.  There are people dying everyday, who missed the chance to hear the real Truth in GOD’S WORD, due to blindness from deception caused by these abominations.  You don’t have to commit all seven abominations to receive a trophy for wickedness, because just one will do.  And being guilty of three vs. two doesn’t give you any bragging rights.

Book of Wisdom 6:14  "Whoso seeketh her [wisdom] early shall have no great travail: for he shall find her sitting at his doors."

A life of abuse and crime is not rooted in the reasons often described by the education and media dynasty.  It will try and blame the problems using such examples as: the lack of formal education; living in a single parent home; growing up in a bad neighborhood and poverty.  Those factors can serve as influences, both positive and negative, but they are not the main culprits.  The largest negative impact on an individual's life is a spiritually void upbringing.  No experience, person or mentor was there, long enough, to help instill Truth - to support and provide encouragement - to help shape a youth's spiritual mind and guide him, or her, onto the right Path.  The path of purpose and destiny is in following and serving the One True GOD.  After youth, or the age of accountability, each person is accountable for exercising the free will to make his/her own decisions.

Some will say, "I grew up in the worst circumstances and now I'm a 'self-made' success... I'm educated, have a big house, drive a fancy car and people respect me, etc."  No, without GOD, you are and have nothing.  You just have a bunch of stuff (a little kingdom of dirt) you're going to have to leave here, along with your big ego, when you die.  Spiritually, you are naked, miserable, wretched, poor and blind.  If a person’s identity of himself is based solely on worldly achievements, material belongings and wealth, he is nobody.  Leaving your so-called mark in this world is not going to make you live forever.  If the world will forget about Michael Jackson, your fame will be forgotten as well, and your name will only be brought up, when and if there’s money to be made.  There are many people that are well-adjusted to life, from experiencing a normal upbringing, but are dead as a doornail, spiritually.

And to you lukewarm, so-called Christians, shame on you for turning others off to the WORD of GOD.  You have one foot in the world and the other in a church system of men.  The only thing you show others is your hypocrisy.  You fail to see your own double-mindedness.  Instead of building others up in CHRIST, you tear and bring people down with your self-righteousness and holier than thou attitude.  You will have your day in Court.

Revelation 3:14  [Jesus speaking] "And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, The Beginning of the creation of GOD;"

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:"

Revelation 3:18  "I counsel thee to buy of Ne gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see."

Revelation 3:19  "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent."
Revelation 3:20  "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me."

Revelation 3:21  "To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame, and Am set down with Ny FATHER in His throne."

Stay away from lukewarm Christians, the ones that pretend to be real, yet the only thing they reveal to others is their hypocrisy… their love of the world, money and comfort over GOD.  The judgmental ones measure other Christians through their carnal measurements and worldly standards, by material riches, status and recognition, thinking that the wealth they have is from GOD, when they sold their minds to satan a long time ago.  There’s nothing wrong with being successful with GOD’S blessings, but a servant cannot have two masters.

If you've experienced gang culture and prison life, you have an advantage over the masses that have followed the indoctrinated wide path from the days of kindergarten.  The LORD can change the negative in your life to positive and you'll be able to help others, through your experiences, and encourage them in His WORD.

No sheep are dumber than the ones comprising the masses, because they're the dumbest of the bunch.  The education and media dynasty has them looking downwards and side to side for evil doers.  That somehow the wicked are poor, inferior, less intelligent, or just "look" the part of being a bad person.  It's pretty silly to be afraid of the big bad wolf, because the really wicked ones often appear nothing on the surface like hungry, ravaging wolves.  Media and television program the population into having a very narrow perspective.

Put it this way, you know that a drug kingpin cannot do what he does if there aren't corrupt leaders working with him.  His business would end abruptly and he'd be put to death.  Every person with street smarts, or some good ol' fashion common sense, knows that you can't keep or launder a billion dollars without the aid of mega banks.  How do you fund military black operations without black money, meaning off the books, without corrupt activities, such as drug trafficking and arms dealing?  Why can't the average person see that big banks are the very elite of loan sharking?

No large terrorist organization springs up without the backing of a larger, more powerful group.  It's the same with gangs.  No gang goes from zero to hero without powerful connections.  Terrorists need to be trained, armed and funded.  If the military has weapons of mass destruction and a million soldiers, utilizing high tech satellites, drones, and robot killing machines, you mean to tell me they can't find and terminate a group of rebels?  It's just silly propaganda that you see and hear in the media.

The sheople are too busy looking down and side to side for wickedness, never seeing the "titanic" of evil sailing right above their heads.  There are no bigger loan sharks than the big banksters; no bigger drug dealers than pharmaceutical companies; no mob-run businesses larger than the big corporations; and no liars more deceptive than religious mega church leaders.  It's a hard pill to swallow for the indoctrinated sheople.  Know also that there are good individuals in any industry, so don't go around persecuting or judging people.  Look and discern the big picture.

Revelation 18:23  "And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived."

sorceries = G5331. φαρμακεία - pharmakeia (far-mak-i'-ah). From G5332; medication (“pharmacy”), that is, (by extension) magic (literal or figurative): - sorcery, witchcraft.

The masses blame society's ills on local gang members and common criminals, yet they don't see that they live in a nation run by even more wicked and powerful thugs.  It's all part of the deception and you wonder why the media keeps glorifying gangsters and drug dealers.

Jesus didn't come for the self-righteous, He came for sinners.  It was the high level thugs, the religious leaders, that wanted the SON of GOD, our LORD and Savior, dead.  The pharisees, or learned elders, feared losing power and control of the people, because they wanted to keep them in bondage to their lies and traditions, and line their own pockets all at the same time.  That all sounds pretty "gangsta".

Ephesians 5:11  "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [expose; convict] them."

To be continued...

Mr baptist.