The GREAT DECEPTION (Part I) – Perpetrating the Lie of World Peace & Religion – End Times Report Special

Can’t We ALL Just Get Along?

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Don’t Know What You Can “Imagine” – But Will Tell YOU What Some of Us Can SEE…

It’s been pushed into our deepest thoughts ever since the activism movements of the 1960′s got going full steam in the media. It was the whole peace and love routine. The “Do your own thing” and the “Live and Let Live” philosophy that we had ingrained into our society and which many of us openly embraced at the time (and still do today). To have peace, love, compassion for our fellow human beings, living together in complete harmony; why wouldn’t anyone want anything else?

When we look at the alternatives of war, hate, the lack of regard for our neighbors, prejudice and segregation; all lumped on top of a world filled with crime and injustice, poverty and pestilence, famine and hunger, and every form of unrighteousness that can possibly be inflicted on our global society as a result of mankind’s overwhelming greed and lust for power. Well… is it any wonder why the world is crying out for something better? Well, now we have a chance at it all finally! To “have our cake and eat it too”.

Humanitarian groups and faith-based organizations worldwide have finally gotten their acts together and are joining on a unified front to combat the ills of the world in peril. It’s being served to us with velvet gloves – backed by the most prestigious names in the entertainment industry, bank rolled by the deep pockets of benevolent corporate foundations, sugar-coated by the favored political allies of popular humanitarian causes; with overtones of world peace and a driving message of “Live and Let Live” for the benefit of the entire global community. Yes – there will be unilateral cooperation and COEXISTENCE for all of humanity in the very near future.

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Is it Possible that We Can COEXIST?

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* I will apologize in advance if any of what you are about to read, seems a little critical and harsh to some people, or if the topic delves into areas that many people choose not to even consider. But, all I can do is relay what the Holy Spirit lays on my heart and directly reveals to me, as far as what is the truth in The WORD of the Lord God Himself and what I am impressed to relate on these matters.

You may also ask – How can I be so hyper critical about these things? Well… been there, done that, got a couple T-shirts, etc. – and let’s just say that I’ve earned my right to speak freely and with a clear conscience out about it all. My personal testimony is that I grew up in this environment and once subscribed to all the peace, love, psychedelic music, and everything that goes with it. It took me some twenty-five odd years of wandering in the wilderness to finally come back and see the truth about these spiritual insights. But when I remember that the “Children of Israel” had to wander in the wilderness for forty years, just to finally get their act together with the Lord thy God, then I consider myself fortunate for being granted an early parole in much less time.

Now I am simply another “voice of one crying from that wilderness” (Matthew 3:1-3). My eyes have been opened and I am blessed with the ability to see the “nature of the beast” behind all these things. I can only hope and pray that the rest of the world that reads these words can come to this same conclusion (and in a much shorter frame of time). Because unfortunately, time is not a luxury that we have anymore in this world. As Jesus also reminds us that: “the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand” (Matthew 4:16-17; Matthew 10:6-8).

Now let's just take a moment to look at all the marketing material that is floating around out there in reference to this "New Age" movement. Does anyone notice what is actually being said here? It is not merely a request for the more orthodox faiths and religions of the world to harmonize on common ground. In all fairness of equality and being properly in accord with "political correctness", we likewise can't forget our brothers and sisters of even the most extreme belief systems; such as those who practice paganism and witchcraft? Of course, this is exactly what the "world system" would have us all to believe and do. Now the coexist banner is being used to promote the whole "Live and Let Live" philosophy, by everyone from animal rights activists to proponents of the extremely liberal-minded LGBT (Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender) movement.

Don’t get me wrong in what we are attempting to point out here. From a truly honest and sincere “Christ-like” approach, we are told by the teachings of our Lord Jesus, above all things to “love one another” and to treat our neighbors as we would treat ourselves (Matthew 18:35; John 13:34; Romans 15:1-2). Now I personally do not harbor hostility toward anyone. I feel compassion for ALL people and pray that they can find the truth about the one and only Lord God (as I know Him), the King of Kings and creator of all things in Heaven and in the Earth. I hope that everyone will seek Him out further for the salvation of their own eternal souls and long to have a personal relationship with Him.

Jesus saith unto him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6 KJV)

“Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.” (1 John 2:22-23 NKJ)

But in accepting that these differences exist, we as Christians must then denounce those contradictions to what we hold dearly in our own faith as the truth of the gospels. There can be NO deviation there…

“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.” (John 4:23 NIV)

“This calls for patient endurance on the part of the saints who obey God’s commandments and remain faithful to Jesus.” (Revelation 14:12 NIV)

We as Christians believe that no sin (or difference in understanding) is too big for God to forgive. Therefore, as faithful disciples we should be open and eager to sharing the gospel with everyone regardless of their sins, afflictions, or even their own opposing personal beliefs. However, by making Jesus Christ the Lord of our lives, we must strive towards holiness and turn away from not only our own sinful nature, but that of others as well.

“May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:23 NIV)

Therefore, while being open to all beliefs and the understanding of others, we ought not accept, ignore, or promote anything as permissible within our own social groups that contradicts our belief as Christians. That would be inappropriate to allow such in the environment of our own faith-based communities. Joint participation in others' cultural practices could even cross the line into blasphemy if not carefully monitored or restrained.

It simply does not work for us to intermix our practices and relations with groups of people that are so diverse or diametrically opposed to our own faith, except where necessary as day to day interactions require in business and other such acquaintances. We should not however neglect bearing an excellent testimony and witness to the gospel while inviting others to see the example of Christ being present in our lives. This is done by openly reflecting the life that we lead as true and loving Christians and thus attracting the curiosity of others to come in and experience the same.

We want people outside of our faith to be joining us in a Christ-based community and its activities. Not the opposite, by intermingling with these groups inside the scope of their own belief systems. Otherwise, we should not even be conducting ourselves within the sphere of influences in the secular world and thus possibly conforming to its standards instead.

Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: ‘I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.’ Therefore, ‘Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.’ And, ‘I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.’” (2 Corinthians 6:14-18 NIV)

ARE WE STARTING TO SEE SOME OF THE INHERENT PROBLEMS
WITH THE INTERMIXING OF OUR FAITH AND BELIEF SYSTEMS HERE?

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The "Peace" Symbol - ☮

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Now admittedly, if we trace the current modern day usage of the all familiar peace sign, we will find many references to its origins in the twentieth century. Its evolution through the 1960′s “peace movement” is also well documented to where it has become the internationally recognized pop-culture icon and symbol for peace that it is today.

Originally, it is attributed to a British nuclear disarmament movement headed by Gerald Holtom in 1958, organized by the Direct Action Committee and supported by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND). Holtom’s reported concept was taken from a combination of the semaphore signals for the letters “N” (arms angled downward at sides) and “D,” (arms straight up and down in one line), thus standing for “Nuclear Disarmament”. Eric Austen (1922–1999), an artist and designer, made ceramic lapel badges for Holtom that were used in a march that took place in April of that year, from Trafalgar Square, London to the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment at Aldermaston in England. The "peace" symbol soon became the badge of the CND and wearing it became a sign of support in the campaign for unilateral nuclear disarmament by Britain. This event and the subsequent use of the design gave it worldwide attention.

The symbol was not patented or restricted and quickly spread beyond CND and was adopted by the wider anti-war movement. It became known in the United States in 1958 when Albert Bigelow, a pacifist protester, sailed a small boat fitted with the CND banner into the vicinity of a nuclear test. Between 1960 and 1964 thousands of the buttons were sold on college campuses across the United States by delegates from the Student Peace Union (SPU) in support of the same cause. By the end of the decade it had become a generic peace sign crossing all national and cultural boundaries.

This is where its innocence ended! An article published in 1970 by the radical right-wing John Birch Society claimed that the peace symbol had Communist, anti-Christian, Satanist and Nazi associations. These documented claims have often been repeated many times since, for example by Christian evangelist Bob Larson in his 1989 book, Satanism: The Seduction of America’s Youth.

What we are about to portray are the other sources and more ancient origins of this beloved symbol. It is important to note that the best offensive tactics used by the adversary of the Lord God, are the ones that can be carefully hidden under the disguise of all goodness and benevolence.

“And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.” (2 Corinthians 11:14-15 NKJ)

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"The Best LIE is One that Contains Mostly TRUTH!"

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Let's also now look at the whole, "Do your own thing" and the "Live and Let Live" philosophy again. The "Utopian" dream that mankind has desired since the dawn of time (since actually, when we were kicked out of "paradise" for our own mistakes) may finally be on the horizon. Yes - It is now rapidly becoming an attainable goal with the ever growing number of powerful and influential social, political, and religious groups, that are working together, hand-in-hand for this common humanitarian purpose.

Hooray! - - We can all soon "LIVE and LET LIVE" together as ONE WORLD of people.

Does anyone else see what is really being said here? Does anyone also realize that the phrase: “Live and Let Live”, is really an analogue for “Do what you want and let others do what they want”; to basically exercise your own personal rights and freedom of will and leave others to do the same. It all sounds very nice and constitutional doesn't it?

Interestingly enough however, this sounds strikingly similar to a mandate by the revolutionary mystic Aleister Crowley, in his “The Book of the Law” – where he firmly reflects the occultic commandment: DO WHAT THOU WILT shall be the whole of the Law.” In this statement, he implies that we should basically exercise free will in any circumstance, without moral obligation or regard to consequence in how it may affect or impact others. To have complete unmitigated freedom of thought and actions.

Wow - What the heck did the Pastor just say! Yes indeed… go right ahead: “Do your own thing”, “Live and Let Live”, “Do what you want and let others do what they want”, or just “Do what thou wilt” – without the need for conscience. So the underlying theme for world peace and harmonious living comes right from the mystic thoughts of one of the world’s most renowned libertine (devoid of morals) magicians? That Satan sure is a sneaky devil isn’t he? In addition, he’s pretty darn clever in being able to slip in one of his favorites as an underlying mechanism for world peace. Peace is right (or actually “piece” not “peace”), as he just wants a “piece” of you, me, and the rest of the world’s populace. All it takes is just that slightest little seed of a deception that is planted unnoticed into our thought process and there you have it, the whole world buys into one of the greatest lies ever to be perpetrated!

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The “Broken Cross”

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Did you also know that the traditional “peace symbol” is no more than a pagan symbol of an inverted cross? Do we need remind you of what the cross is supposed to stand for in the Christian faith? So then wouldn’t inverting it be a slap in “someone’s” face?

The actual history of the peace symbol is that of the Teutonic (Germanic) rune of death. Throughout the last 2,000 years this symbol has represented a hatred for Christians. The Roman Emperor Nero, who despised Christians, crucified the Apostle Peter on an inverted cross pointed downwards as a “gesture of despair” and representing the “death of man”.

Since this heinous event also resembled the Teutonic cross, it became a popular pagan insignia for the day, thereafter becoming known as the “Nero cross”. It has also been called the “broken cross”, “crow’s foot” and “witch’s foot”, representing a cross with broken arms.

The Teutonic tribes who used this symbol attributed strange and mystical properties to the sign. Such a rune is said to have been used by “black magicians” in pagan incantations. During the dark ages, the “broken cross” was used in druidic witchcraft as well as in other pagan ceremonies of all sorts, especially for the initiation of a new member into their order. They would draw out a magic circle on the ground and have their initiate stand inside holding a wooden cross. The initiate would then lift the cross and turn it upside down as they renounced Christianity, culminating in breaking the horizontal pieces downward forming the symbol of the “raven’s foot”. The current modern “peace symbol” is an exact representation of the pagan magic circle with the “broken cross” at its center.

Also in western mysticism, the “broken cross” is documented as being a magical rune of power and is noted as being an equivalent of the mystical character for Aum (or the split ‘Y’ as transliterated from the Devanāgari language of the Hindus). “Aum” (or “Om”) is a sacred word in the Dharma Hindu beliefs. Chanting “Aum” is supposed to help awaken “the serpent power of Brahma” and in Buddhism it represents the “unity of all things”. You will also notice that this version of the symbol is used in reverse on one of the “COEXIST” bumper stickers above.

In more modern times, the occultist Albert Pike a renowned Masonic officer (elected Sovereign Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite’s Southern Jurisdiction in 1859) identifies the “broken cross” as a mystical symbol in his book on the ancient and accepted Scottish rites of Freemasonry – “Morals and Dogma” (1871). The inverted “broken cross” is also identical to the “symbol of peace” used by the socialist party. In fact, the National Socialist Party of Nazi Germany for example, not only used this symbol as ordered by Hitler to appear on all German death notices, but it was also part of the official inscription prescribed for the gravestones of Nazi “SS” officers. This symbol was well suited for the Nazi’s fascination and emphasis on the occult and mysticism. The same is prevalent today within various secret societies, neo-nazi supremacy groups and other extremist factions, yet it still manages to surface unchallenged as the universal symbol for peace in our modern pop culture.

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Under the Disguise of Peace

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While we’re still on the subject of “peace”, let’s also look at the hand gesture for the “peace sign”, the ‘V’. It is actually used interchangeably with another occult symbol of recognition, a closed hand with the two outside fingers extended upwards, as the “horns“. These gestures have both been used as a benediction during pagan rites and various occult rituals.

Likewise, they have been commonly displayed by musicians and other entertainers who dabble in the occult and other elements from the “darker” side of subjects. Some examples would include rock bands like “Black Sabbath”, or “AC/DC” who made popular such hits as “Highway to Hell“. These should not be merely written off as simple stage theatrics. These practices should not be merely written off as simple stage theatrics. The use of these cryptic symbols has a definite effect and impact on their audiences, whether it is intentional or not.

These signs have often been associated with membership in various “secret societies” such as the Bohemian Grove Club. Influential politicians and many other famous people have been frequently captured on film inadvertently displaying these symbols. Whether this is coincidence or not, doesn’t matter as much as the fact that most of these powerful people are also members of “global elitist” organizations (like the Bilderberg Group and the CFR), which will eventually orchestrate the formation of a "New World Order" to control the global economy and ultimately govern the nations of the world.

The ‘V’ sign also has a colorful history in other schools of thinking. First, it is the Roman numeral for the number “five”. The founder of the Illuminati, Adam Weishaupt likewise used it to symbolize the Law of Fives from the Principles of Discordia. Additionally, in the Jewish Kabbalah, the meaning of the Hebrew letter for ‘V’ (Van) is “Nail”. “The Nail” is then found to be one of the notorious titles used for the devil within various Satanic groups. The number five also reflects the most commonly used symbol in occult practices and witchcraft, the 5-sided pentagram.

The Freemasons are also known to have a very ritualized format to their meetings and events. For example, Masons utilize the “five-fold salute” in their ceremonial proceedings. Likewise, although their order requires members to declare a belief in a “Supreme Being”, they are not however asked to expand on, or explain their own individual interpretation of such. This leaves the order open to any faith, regardless of whether they are a Christian Freemason, a Muslim brother, of Hindu beliefs, and so forth. The discussion of politics and religion is forbidden within a Masonic Lodge, in part so a member will not be placed in a situation of having to justify his personal interpretation of God. While most Freemasons would take the view that the term “Supreme Being” does equate to a “god”, others may actually hold a more complex or philosophical interpretation of the term.

Winston Churchill (also a Freemason and a member of the “global elite”) commonly used the ‘V’ sign gesture and made it famous as the symbol for “victory” during World War II. Being a well educated man, he most assuredly knew the background and significance of this hand sign.

Can we also therefore conclude that this symbol as it is now used in our current modern world, can equate to a “V” for “victory”, as more appropriately the devil’s victory over our society?

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Alright, now that you’ve possibly been thrown into shock over these subjects – let’s navigate back more closely to the main topic at hand. Just keeping in mind however, that all of the above examples have actually led us to many of the current belief systems and trends in our modern day society. It is our responsibility as true believers of the Christian faith, to therefore not only be a light in the darkness of the world, but to also expose these things for what they truly are (John 1:1-14).

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Imagine One World – One People – One Faith – and a One World System for All Things

Look at the way that pop culture and social media have promoted these mind sets. Another way to consider this thinking is as such; for example, look at people like the immortalized John Lennon, while although he was a brilliant musician and song writer, his philosophy gravitated too far into eastern extremism. I can only pray that he found peace with the Lord God and the grace of salvation through Jesus Christ, before his life was cut short in this world. But even so, now his persona and influence have affected (or infected) generations of people, to the extent of causing a social movement that is completely removed from the Word of God as it is recorded in the Holy Scripture.

Here are the words in one of his most famous pieces:

IMAGINE

Imagine there’s no Heaven, – (NOT ACCEPTABLE – since this is the Realm of the ONE and only true God plus the source of all that is good through Him)
It’s easy if you try, – (a conscious effort to completely remove God from our thoughts)
No hell below us, – (mere ignorance or denial of this place does not preclude its existence)
Above us only sky, – (denial of what lies beyond, such as an infinite and loving God)
Imagine all the people, – (a world united in this same misguided philosophy)
Living for today, – (extreme living – as if there were no purpose or care for tomorrow?)

Imagine there’s no countries, – (economic globalism under The NEW WORLD ORDER)
It isn’t hard to do, – (once we loose all of our civil rights, this is inevitable)
Nothing to kill or die for, – (no war - ALL under the control the same one-world system)
And no religion too, – (the complete removal of the true biblical worship of God)
Imagine all the people, – (for they have all been collectively registered and tagged)
Living life in peace, – (as they have been forced into complete compliance and complacency)

You may say that I’m a dreamer, – (“Utopia” is a fantasy not a possibility in the current world)
But I’m not the only one, – (many others will also be blinded by this same deception)
I hope someday you’ll join us, – (as many more will subscribe and fall victim to this “great lie”)
And the world will be as one, – (a ONE world philosophy or “New Age” style of “religion”)

Imagine no possessions, – (complete socialism under a ONE-WORLD Government)
I wonder if you can, – (some will deny this trend, but they will be censored and silenced)
No need for greed or hunger, – (equality of life – the propaganda platform sold to the masses)
A brotherhood of man, – (ethnic and cultural “cleansing” until only one common society exists)
Imagine all the people, – (the remaining ones who willfully accept the “Mark of the Beast”)
Sharing all the world, – (under the rule of their one world leader, the “Antichrist”)

You may say that I’m a dreamer, – (a true prophet could see beyond this current world age)
But I’m not the only one, – (and other faithful believers are likewise aware this future)
I hope someday you’ll join us, – (those that seek out and find the one true God)
And the world will be as one. – (will then live in the future Kingdom of Heaven on Earth)

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Now this is a beautiful song and wonderful concept in theory (but it is only reserved for the future “Kingdom of Heaven”). Unfortunately, the style of eastern transcendental thinking this originates from and the quest for achieving a spiritual “oneness with the universe”, is actually farther from the actual truth about the only real and one true God than anything else. This entire philosophy promotes a teaching that “god” is centralized within us and that we ourselves are divinity in itself.

Popular AD for "IMAGINE" displaying what it represents.
Popular AD for "IMAGINE" displaying what it represents.

 

This is however, exactly the way it is being sugar-coated and sold to the people of the world in a very subtle form of brainwashing. It is a premise for achieving world peace and harmony based on the aspirations of mankind alone (without the need for God). Such a ‘Utopian’ existence however, will not be truly attained until the Lord God himself returns and establishes His Kingdom on Earth. The sole efforts of humanity are not enough to accomplish this. Although for the present time, these things will surely manifest themselves in the form of a "great lie" and the mass deception that we now see evolving. Thus it will allow the false prophets and the Antichrist to soon come into power over our world.

Ignorance or denial for lack of tangible proof does not remove the possibility that certain things do occur unnoticed in the invisible realm of the spirit. Refusing to accept or believe in something does not make it go away or cease to exist. Nor will our lack of response change the fact that these things are having a definite and detrimental impact, unwatched and unbridled, on the whole of humanity. It does not serve any purpose in supporting our faith and the “Body of Christ” by quietly pretending that these things are not having an effect on our world whatsoever.

The reality is, that we are living under “the curse of Adam”. No matter how hard we try to settle our differences and all live together, somewhere a “Cain” is going to disagree with an “Able” and as one thing leads to another, a conflict then arises! Because of this curse, we are collectively incapable of having that “perfect world” and it will always fall subject to the influences of the Lord God’s adversary. Just look at our history as it is relayed to us in the Word of God as an example. No matter how hard we try it is an inevitable fact, that some form of subversion will somehow manage to penetrate even the best of intentions (2 Corinthians 11:13-15). For now, until such time that the true “Prince of Peace” and King above all Kings returns to restore and reclaim this world, we are subject to the environment in which we must live.

What we as Christians need to be truly mindful of in adopting ANY cultural practices or customs that are introduced into our society, is to simply realize their true origins and the potential implications of the same.

Likewise, we should not stand idle while these underlying premises erode our communities or let the same afflictions smother us to the extent that we no longer have a voice in the matter. That is exactly what the adversary wants, quiet complacency and the lack of initiative on our part. We may not be able to solve all the issues of the world that we currently live in, but we can at least steer as many people away from self-destruction as possible. We do this by pointing them towards the real truth about the Lord God and the love that He professes.

We do need REAL peace in the world, love for our fellow people (regardless of race, country or religion), compassion for those in need, and for us to set the most excellent example we can as Christians, by living a life like, and entirely for, Jesus Christ.

Setting the correct example is the BEST evidence of the truth that we can profess (Numbers 16:28; Isaiah 66:18; John 8:28; John 13:35) but we cannot compromise our beliefs either, or we loose the intent of what the Lord desired for us to do in His “Great Commission” (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15). The “truth” however, becomes otherwise lost when we “muddy the waters” with practices that do not confirm or agree with it (Proverbs 26; 2 Peter 2).

The Lord himself put it best, in reflecting on these times in which we live:

“Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand… But you, go your way till the end; for you shall rest, and will arise to your inheritance at the end of the days.” (Daniel 12:10,13 NKJ)

“…because the time is near. Let the one who does wrong continue to do wrong; let the vile person continue to be vile; let the one who does right continue to do right; and let the holy person continue to be holy. Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” (Revelation 22:10-13 NIV)

I do not apologize for sounding like I am preaching in this particular matter (which more preachers need to be doing today), but these things need to be treated with imminence and brought to the attention of ALL people (both believers and non-believers alike). Please help in getting this message out to as many as possible, while there is still time left for them to actually have a choice. To the glory and praise of the almighty God, our Father who art in Heaven, in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and by His Holy Spirit through whom all things are done-AMEN.

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olgakhumlo 5 years ago from Mira Road Mumbai India

Today, the culture and practices are so gullible, that we need to be wary and ward off the evil before it traps our youths. Thank you Rev.Ted for the eye-opener, I pray it will enlighten many. God bless you and your family and your ministry.


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christ4ever 5 years ago from a life in sin saved by the Lord's grace - we are blessed with the ministry in Florida & Georgia Author

Hello my sister Olga and thank you for the remarks. Very true how we can be so easily deceived without proper guidance. I cannot even begin to perceive the challenges you face with the ministry in your country, where you are more of a minority surrounded by a culture of such diverse history, background and spiritual customs. May the good Lord continue to bless you and yours (you're always in my prayers) and keep His divine hand in your lives (Genesis 15:1).

In His peace... Rev.Ted


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Tamarajo 5 years ago from Southern Minnesota

interesting article. I find it so difficult however because most of the things you mention I have heard before yet I find most Christians could care less. The cultural idols seem to have embedded their symbols and ideals into Christian culture and everything is "no big deal" and when or if issue is made it most generally comes with the accusation of being religious. I guess I like to call it loyalty to the one and only true God. I am saddened at how we just don't care what anything means and whether or not it pleases God.

I am glad your write and inform maybe some who haven't heard of this and more importantly I hope it causes some to really look at the loyalties of our faith and not lend to compromise in symbol and practice.


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christ4ever 5 years ago from a life in sin saved by the Lord's grace - we are blessed with the ministry in Florida & Georgia Author

Hi Tamara and thank you for stopping by to share! You have most definitely "hit the nail on the head", as likewise it seems that these things do most often fall on "deaf ears". All we can do is keep "shaking the tree", in the hopes that some fruit will fall from its branches before being scourged by the birds. Likewise, to also keep praying for the people of our world as we soon approach the day of our Lord. Be blessed in all yours... Rev.Ted


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skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Rev Ted Me oh My Oh!! Truth and Truth and the precious Holy Spit has done a mighty work in you brother. You have shared so much and have share in truth your knowledge and wisdom. I know of what you share. I am in all agreement with the Lord Jesus Christ and the truth you have shared with the readers. I pray to God that they will have eyes to see and ears to hear. As Tamara wrote many have a deaf ear. I pray for All to wake up this is no messing around. The enemy is hard at work. I do not like giving him any PR Christ defeated Him for us at the cross on Calvary. He is doomed for the pit as we know. I am so grateful for this piece you have shared. You truly have an anointing on you and May our GOD of the Universe creator of ALL things Bless your work for Him. I know He does because God keeps His word! One day I believe many will come by to read. As the WORLD falls more are searching. Let us just pray as you said to keep shaking the tree and pray the fruit falls. Children of God it is time to rise up and share the gospel and not be shy. Our God is for us who can be against us 'He will never leave nor forsake us.' Hebrews 3:13. I know you know the scripture vs but if any should read this comment Please hear because what Rev Ted shares is Gospel written truth.

You have spelled this out in a masterpiece very easy to follow and understand. JVI ministries has fed me much on the coexist playing on the hearts of All to try and capture. I will stand for Our God and I am so grateful to know you. One day in Heaven I will know you and you me How wonderful is our God. Unmeasurable.

Have no other Gods before us people. 'God the Father Son and Holy Spit is the way truth and life.' He came to take away the sin of the World. You do not want to be separated from Christ!! IN His name I love ya rev and I have linked out and shared across the board. God is with us. Keep on in Him U will me too Phil 4:13 Hugs Brother.


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christ4ever 5 years ago from a life in sin saved by the Lord's grace - we are blessed with the ministry in Florida & Georgia Author

@skye2day - My dearest sister Patti - Joyful thanks for your praise and comments and most importantly - THE LORD GETS ALL THE GLORY! Many people I spoke with were almost 'afraid' to touch this subject, as it's controversial nature. I am so glad that you and some select others rejoice in the truth herein, as I agree and stand with you - "The enemy is hard at work." (1 Peter 5:8-9)

Fortunately, ALL things go to serve the Lord's purpose (Psalm 119:91) and God's WORD cannot go out and not accomplish what He desires nor return to Him (or us) void (Isaiah 55:11)! I thank you for your help in this message, as you too are a true saint (1 Peter 4:11).

To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever - AMEN! Continue to be fruitful in your blessings... Rev.Ted


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Tamarajo 5 years ago from Southern Minnesota

Rev Ted I know I have already commented on this article but most recently I received in the mail a news paper offered by our community education offices. These are some of the classes listed...keep in mind my community has a pop of about 18,000 (small)

"Angels" (as in spirit guides),

"Spiritual Study of Near Death Experiences" (categorized as New Age)

"Feng Shui" levels one and two,

"The Ancient Art of Reike" (listed as ancient energy system),

"Yoga Dance" (4 yoga classes total)

"Pilates Yoga fusion"

"Nia Technique" (kind of an all in one yoga martial arts and dance)

"Qi Gong with Singing Bowls" (universal energy)

"Zen Meditation"

"Crystal Therapy"

"Healing Yourself through Spring Forest Qigong" (part 1 and 2)

"Nature meditation"

"Butterfly Yoga for kids"

Just showing the magnitude of infiltration and the broad acceptance of the worship of other gods in our culture.


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christ4ever 5 years ago from a life in sin saved by the Lord's grace - we are blessed with the ministry in Florida & Georgia Author

Thank you for especially sharing this one. It is becoming quite overwhelming out there when we see how our culture is being bombared by 'eastern' influences which are even converging with the more 'New Age' emergent churches today. Especially of note, is that last course being offered to CHILDREN. I realize that people will argue that exercise and good health are important, and that this is really innocent (the kids are the innocent ones) but the underlying themes that these people are promoting are very 'BAD Seeds' to be planting. What may seem innocent because people do not know any better, is harmful to many out of their sheer ignorance. We are subject to the teachings of our elders and if they cannot set a good example, then what? Jesus spoke very harshly about those who 'suffer the children'. We must keep praying for the lost and draw as much attention (peacefully) to these things in hopes of sheding a light on these topics - through the "light of the world", our Lord Jesus Christ -AMEN.

Thanks again for your contribution and be blessed always.. Rev.Ted


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HOOWANTSTONO 5 years ago

Imaginations the play ground of devils...

Rom 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

2Cr 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

Peace


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christ4ever 5 years ago from a life in sin saved by the Lord's grace - we are blessed with the ministry in Florida & Georgia Author

@ HOOWANTSTONO - Nicely put. More time is wasted on 'imaginary things' than anything else. Just look at what many people do with their recreational time. DISTRACTION (of all kinds) is one of the greatest tools of the enemy, as it keeps our focus away from the Lord God. Roll all that in with what we mentioned above and it is no wonder the world is in the state that it is. Thanks for your input and scripture references. May His blessings always follow you... Rev.Ted

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