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Satan's Greatest Deception

Updated on March 26, 2018
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PlanksandNails' goal is to be a catalyst in encouraging the followers of Christ to pursue Biblical truth for themselves.

There are more and more coming to realize that the church system is a counterfeit as the Holy Spirit draws them out of the man-driven religious system that have saturated most of the world. When one comes to the light of the truth, there is a great spiritual shift that takes place by moving from the hypocrisy of the mainstream pulpits to walking the narrow way.

At that time many will fall away and will betray and hate one another, and many false prophets will arise and mislead many. – Matthew 24:10-11

For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders that would deceive even the elect, if that were possible. See, I have told you in advance. – Matthew 24:24-25

What many fail to understand is that the counterfeit church system is Satan’s greatest deception. It not redeemable nor will it go away until Christ returns. The reason is for biblical prophecy to be fulfilled in the last days. Scripture has made it clear that false prophets would arise. They are here to stay and will abound in numbers because most religious people are actively seeking those who will tell them what they want to hear. They are even willing to pay them large sums of money to facilitate the carnality in their hearts. False preachers focus on their own self-interests and make merchandise of their followers instead of seeking first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. They focus on supposedly ‘ruling with Christ’ in this age instead of suffering with Christ.

So they will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. – 2 Timothy 4:4

Lovers of Self

Today, most of the world including those within the church system are lovers of themselves. The greatest desire of men is to please themselves and make themselves look good. Men want to have it their own way instead of God’s way. Therefore, they have created a God and a Christ that bows to their needs. This is what is sold to the masses.

The lucrative marketing of their versions of ‘Jesus’ are built upon the altars of self. The ever-expanding religious market of selling the Gospel for lucre is big business. However, Christ already knew that this would come into fruition.

Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth?” – Luke 18:8b

The message of the cross has been cast aside for an adulterated Gospel that caters to self.

The true Gospel is considered ‘foolishness’ because it requires death to self so that Christ can reign supreme. The true Gospel will bring man to the end of himself. This is the only way he can become a disciple of Christ.

And whoever does not carry his cross and follow Me cannot be My disciple. – Luke 14:27

The church system has ignored God’s imperative for their own self-preservation. This is the greatest law in the religious kingdoms of self.

Are you with Christ or are you with the self interests of someone else?

In this age, God has given men latitude with the choices they make and one day they will reap them according to their works.

Let the unrighteous continue to be unrighteous, and the vile continue to be vile; let the righteous continue to practice righteousness, and the holy continue to be holy.” “Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to each person according to what he has done. – Revelation 22:11-13

The church doors will not close and what is called ‘Christianity’ and it will not stop birthing false prophets. It is up to the believer that truly yearns to follow Christ to completely abandon spiritual Babylon. God has given us the choice to stay or leave. There is no in-between. To think you can continue to warm a pew and be a ‘light’ in what is called ‘church’ thinking it can be redeemed is like fasting and praying for the conversion of Satan. It just is never going to happen.

Those who want Christ above all else will hear his call to come out of the religious whore system and no longer be used as a tool of Satan to sell the greatest deception to mankind.

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and dine with him, and he with Me. – Revelation 3:20

Not many are willing to forsake their Laodicean lukewarmness and the spirit of mammon that they cherish. They are deaf to the call of Christ because they treasure their denominational church memberships more than the way of the cross. Somehow they believe the man-mad religious constructs are supposedly the way to the Father.

Many have pitched their tents in Babylon. This is not the way of the Father, but to the ‘father of lies.’

Many believe in the lie that since ‘we are not all perfect,’ God accepts compromise with the church system. However, light and darkness cannot co-exist together.

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light, for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness, and truth. Test and prove what pleases the Lord. Have no fellowship with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. - Ephesians 5:8-11

The Narrative has Changed

Satan’s owns all of what is called ‘Christianity’ because he has succeeded in changing the narrative of Christ’s words. Once the words that the Father gave to Christ change, it means that Satan has control of the operation.

In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. - 2 Corinthians 4:4

Satan’s game has been going on for a long time. When he tried to tempt Christ, Jesus knew and lived his Father’s words and this is why Satan had no hold or power over him. This is because Christ knew the narrative of His Father and he stuck to it.

I will not speak with you much longer, for the prince of this world is coming, and he has no claim on Me. But I do exactly what the Father has commanded Me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. – John 14:30-31

The counterfeit church system today controls the narrative. They know that this is the way they are able to achieve full control over a person. False teachers will push their denominational templates, creeds and doctrines while their minions conform to and parrot them.

This issue arose because some false brothers were brought in under false pretenses to spy on our freedom in Christ Jesus, in order to enslave us. We did not give in to them for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel would remain with you. – Galatians 2:4-5

The apostles resisted the notions of the false teachers in their time. They were not nicey-nice and did not yield, submit or compromise even for a moment. They contended so that the truth of the Gospel would remain. The church system is getting away with their lies because not many are willing to stand up to and expose their false narratives.

Even from your own number, men will rise up and distort the truth to draw away disciples after them. Therefore be alert and remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears. – Acts 20:30-31

The narrative of Christianity today is dictated by Satan. They twist God’s word and upon this foundation comes the institution, the system and the hierarchical positions. Most Christian leaders are agents of an adulterated Gospel message because they sell it. Words that are found within Scripture have been redefined and do not have anything in common with the usage that Christ and the apostles used. For this reason, those within the mainstream church system have no idea who the true Christ is nor the true Gospel.

I am afraid, however, that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may be led astray from your simple and pure devotion to Christ. – 2 Corinthians 11:3

Christ is not going to save spiritual adulterers and adulteresses who walk in and sell the religious narrative under the control of Satan.

And to present her to Himself as a glorious ekklesia, without stain or wrinkle or any such blemish, but holy and blameless. – Ephesians 5:27

The true children of God must be of total separation from the mainstream church system because something that is built upon a satanic foundation is unredeemable. The foundation of the Gospel is not built upon the notions of ecclesiastical men, but upon the rock of Christ.We are living in the time where nearly the elect would be deceived. It imperative that we seek only the way of Christ. There is no other way in hearing God, but through His Son. Many are not ready to leave all and lose all to follow Christ, but this is what it takes to enter into the Kingdom of God. There are no compromises to the true faith. Churches are storehouses for tares full of victims and casualties of the great falling away. The only way to be released from the bondage of spiritual Babylon is the thirst for truth.

Are you willing to abandon Satan’s greatest deception?

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    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 4 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      As long as we are speaking of stereotypical church practice, building and doctrine I totally agree. But I would no more say "all" churches, than all Muslims are terrorists.

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      Tony Muse 4 weeks ago from Texas, USA

      Charile,

      No need to apologize. Family always comes first and this is but something that I do on the side myself. I am glad that you have been able to spend time with you daughter and family, good stuff!

      I hear you on what you say about Christ and His divinity. He really never did say that He was actually God, merely that His existence preceded Abraham's.

      As Paul stated:

      1 Corinthians 8:6 yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.

      Paul most definitely makes a distinction.

      Thanks for your reply.

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      charlie 4 weeks ago from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth. between the oceans

      Tony - Sorry for the delayed response but my daughter and family I have not seen for 5 yrs arrived thursday for a couple weeks.

      The requirements of Christ for His disciples include that they MUST be FILLED WITH (possessed by ) AND FOLLOWING the HOLY SPIRIT of God. This is the only way to become of One Spirit with God, to allow His Spirit to control our spirits. Jesus says He and the Father are one but He never says He is God as the churchmen say. He says they are of the same Spirit so they both are cortrolled by the same Spirit, not Jesus spirit which He clearly tells us He does not listen to (my will is to do the will of my father), but the Holy Spirit of God.and when we ask for and allow ourselves to be filled with and controlled by the Spirit of God we become of One Spiriit with them and have available within us the knowledge of ALL that Has ever been experienced by, for and of God. EVERTHING JESUS EVER SAID OR DID WAS TO US. Anything , words or written words that reference the work of man is not valid proof of anyhing to do with this age, Christ or God, only scripture correctly translated in context is a valid proof. And according to scripture one cannot understand scripture unless filled with the Holy Spirit of God., this is because having all knowledge it will confirm truth and deny false to those that possess it because they possess the same Spirit as God, Christ the firstborn son and all other real disciples of Christ...

      The problem is the majority of those calling themselves christians are disciples of man and not of Christ. They follow a false Christ and a false Holy Spirit that Jesus and the Apostles warned us in the scriptures, would come, in the latter days. A man can only impart what he possesses and no servant can serve two masters. You cannot serve a man or a church and be a disciple of Christ. According to Paul all disciples are to be bondservants.

      If you need more let me know.

      Rom 16:17-19 Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them. 18 For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus* Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple. 1

      Jude 17-19 But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ: 18 how they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts. 19 These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit.

      1 Cor 6:15 But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.

      1 Cor 12:12-14 For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body — whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free — and have all been made to drink into* one Spirit. 14 For in fact the body is not one member but many.

      Eph 2:18 For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.

      Phil 1:27 Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel,

      Acts 2:1-4 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord* in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

      Mark 1:8 I indeed baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."

      Luke 11:13 you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!"

      John 14:26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.

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      Tony Muse 4 weeks ago from Texas, USA

      Charlie - I know that we are told and encouraged to be of like mind and in unity with one another, but it escapes me at the moment where scripture says that this will will happen prior to the return of Christ. Perhaps it is because my mind is in a bit of a fog this morning. Please share with me the passage(s) that states this.

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      charlie 4 weeks ago from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth. between the oceans

      Tony Jesus makes it clear THERE WILL BE THOSE THAT ARE OF ONE ACCORD and ONLY THEY will enter the eternal kingdom of God It will be those accepted as disciples of Christ by Him because they must be FILLED with the Holy Spirit of God making them of ONE Spirit with Him and His father.

      I have experienced the assembly you mention and it is wonderful. Sadly only one or two w.ere in the USA.

      The USA is the biggest exporter of man made false doctrines in the world.

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      Tony Muse 4 weeks ago from Texas, USA

      When it comes to many if not most or all churches today, "truth is a moving target". How refreshing it would be to walk into an assembly of believers who were completely willing to toss aside doctrinal beliefs and be willing to let scripture be the defining word. Will there ever be total agreement on the interpretation of scripture? Probably not, but too many are unwilling to even consider that what they believe in is more tradition than it is scripture.

      Peace!

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      PlanksandNails 4 weeks ago from among the called out ones of the ekklesia of Christ

      Stacy,

      Thank-you for taking the time to read the article and your comment.

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      PlanksandNails 4 weeks ago from among the called out ones of the ekklesia of Christ

      AF Mind,

      When you really think about going to church, the communication is only meant to be in one direction. The moment you scrutinize, object or question anything, you will be asked to leave because they will say you are causing 'division.' In the end, they don't really want you to dig deep for truth because 'sheeple' are not meant to think for themselves, they are meant to conform to denominational templates.

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      PlanksandNails 4 weeks ago from among the called out ones of the ekklesia of Christ

      Charlie,

      The greatest part of the Gospel message is the Holy Spirit that is sent to guide us on the right path and lead us into truth. Unfortunately, most religious people don't want the Holy Spirit at all and this is obvious in their actions and behaviours. They prefer to follow the ways of man instead.

      I hope more people will realize that the Gospel that is preached in the church system is counterfeit. Sowing the seeds of the Kingdom is about seeking the way of Christ, not the way of Babylon.

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      Stacy Ingram vizcarrondo 5 weeks ago from Madera Ca.

      What a great artical dead on. You couldnt have said it any better. I totally agree

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      AF Mind 5 weeks ago

      Excellent article. I think the worst part about it is lack of discussion. Every church I've been in I can't recall any time where someone objects, asks a question, or anything like that. We're just expected to listen. That's not what it's about. We as believers are meant to dig in deep into the truth and trust in the Father first, not others and certainly not ourselves.

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      charlie 5 weeks ago from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth. between the oceans

      Great work Brother it sure feels good to see we are hearing the same things. Yes I am seeing a few others waking up to the call of the Spirit. Many are really having a hard time dumping the Man made junk but once they begin to see truth (find the narrow gate) the Spirit will take them where they MUST Go in order to make it to the end of that narrow difficult path that leads to the eternal kingdom of God..

      I believe the most difficult part for most is admitting to themselves that they have been deceived and are following a false jesus and a false holy spirit, but when they do and then are filled with the Holy Spirit of the creator God, it opens the door and they seek His leading fervently.

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