The Deception of Self-Righteousness
We live in a time of great deception as mainstream religion fashions realities to control the people. With the advent of modern technologies, the infiltration has increased exponentially. Satan has been deceiving from the very beginning as history attests the fallen societies of the men who have fallen for the serpent’s cunning.
And Yahweh said to me: “The prophets are prophesying LIES in my name. I did not send them, nor did I command them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a LYING vision, WORTHLESS divination, and the DECEIT of their own minds. – Jeremiah 14:14
But I am afraid that as the serpent DECEIVED Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes and proclaims ANOTHER JESUS than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a DIFFERENT SPIRIT from the one you received, or if you accept A DIFFERENT GOSPEL from the one you accepted, you put up with it readily enough. – 2 Corinthians 11:3-4
As the corrupt church system follows the same principles of the world, they embrace an antichrist gospel sowing the seeds of their tare religion. The good works of man in their traditions have replaced the work of Christ for a counterfeit. Religious puppets parody the way of Christ as self-appointed holy men have replaced the headship of Christ for their own.
Christ, the Son of God has been replaced with the sons of perdition. God has been replaced with the term called 'Trinity' becoming an it, instead of a He. The mystery of godliness has been replaced with the mystery of iniquity. The result is that more and more are taking the mark than becoming sealed servants of Christ. The deep things of God have been replaced with the deep things of Satan. Satan happily performs signs and wonders while the indoctrinated equate it with a movement of the Holy Spirit.
Those within the modern church system call the ekklesia of Christ heretic for their refusal to follow after their carnal religious wares and agendas. Self-appointed salaried men called 'apostles' promote the works of Satan calling it a movement of the Holy Spirit. The masses worship an 'angel of light' instead of our Father in heaven.
The business of a counterfeit Gospel is deemed 'good' as the masses ears are tickled as the hirelings ask the same types of questions that were asked of Eve, 'Did God really say?' as they twist their own doctrines and indoctrinating their followers to their demise.
FOR FALSE CHRISTS AND FALSE PROPHETS will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. – Matthew 24:24
Those who remain on the narrow way will not fall for the falsely inspired 'prophets' and 'teachers' who seduce the masses to walk down the wide path of compromise.
Words like peace, love, unity and tolerance are flags that are lifted high promoting compromise to the standards of God’s word. The natural man is regarded as superior to those who are crucifying their flesh daily. The here and now is of utmost importance. Yet the world that is to come is completely ignored. Human merit and the accolades of man drives the ego driven church system as they practice their self-righteousness (vainglory) for all to see. Look at me, look at us, look at my Pastor and look at the name we are making for ourselves. The advertisements don’t lie. Church politics and philosophy appeal to the old man and have replaced Kingdom principles. The many devoutly religious love to promote themselves and practice their self-righteous deeds before others.
BEWARE OF PRACTICING YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS before other people IN ORDER TO BE SEEN BY THEM, for then YOU WILL HAVE NO REWARD FROM YOUR FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN. “Thus, when you give to the needy, SOUND NO TRUMPET BEFORE YOU, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, THAT THEY MAY BE PRAISED BY OTHERS. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward...
But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be IN SECRET. And your Father who sees IN SECRET will reward you. – Matthew 6:1-4
Making Yourself Known
The best way to give to the poor is to give spontaneously without your left hand knowing what the right hand is doing. It is give anonymously with the passion of meeting a need, not to enhance your own image, or the names of the countless man-made religious organizations.
There are numerous unknown people who live in a lifestyle of volunteering (serving) their time and resources to help meet the needs of others. They do not want to to be patted on the back, but desire to lift others up without receiving any worldly praise, or recognition.
These are Kingdom principles and should be their obligation for those who call themselves followers of Christ.
If you receive praise on earth, then you will have your reward on earth, but missing the mark and receiving no eternal reward. Proclaiming personal piety is not a Kingdom principle. Kingdom principles are not about self-congratulation, but about having a peaceful and generous heart towards others.
How many trumpet their good deeds today?
How many ignore the words of Christ?
It is an epidemic, is it not?
The known generous patrons of the poor and needy are put on a pedestal for all to see. Religious performers love to get the applause from the audiences as they click-through slide shows of their good works desiring to feel important about themselves in front of others.
All their deeds are done FOR MEN TO SEE. They broaden their phylacteries and lengthen their tassels. – Matthew 23:5
Carnal, or Divine Rewards?
The giving that pleases God is a private transaction between you and Him. We are not the benefactors, as all is from our Father in heaven. Grabbing the limelight will give praise to yourself, rather than what belongs to God.
Kingdom works is all about receiving your eternal reward, not drawing attention to yourself, your family, your named religious building, or any other means of receiving carnal glory. Any other approach will void any divine rewards from our Father in heaven.
The carnal mind will gravitate towards the deeds of the flesh rather than the principles of the Kingdom of God. Justification by means of human merit by doing good works via the ways of the world is of the flesh. Scripture states that in the flesh dwells no good thing; therefore, it is the reason we must crucify it on a daily basis. When anything other than our Father gets the glory, it is a work of iniquity when making the claim to do things in Christ's name. The mantra of the church system is a social agenda of cultivating the old man rather than focusing on the creation of the new man through repentance and obedience. The notion of the Gospel of universal love and peace is counterfeit substitute for the Prince of Peace.
We are in a time of great deception. Most of what is deemed as truth is a lie as the counterfeit has become a slick well oiled machine.
Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by DEVOTING THEMSELVES TO DECEITFUL SPIRITS AND TEACHINGS OF DEMONS – 1 Timothy 4:1
Unfortunately, many have bought into false teaching and are blind to what truth looks like. Personal religious opinions abound, but how many spend time studying the word of God with the help of the Holy Spirit to understand what it says. Many are well grounded in their liturgy, but are completely ignorant of biblical truth because they have not tested what they are consuming.
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but TEST THE SPIRITS to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. – 1 John 4:1
Recognize Them by Their Fruits
The fact is you can go from one denominational church building to another and find that each place has been built on a different doctrine, revelation and Gospel.
Most are blind, even when their beliefs are debunked right in from of them. Their indoctrination and cognitive dissonance blinds them as they continue to tenaciously defend man-made holy dogma and myths.
The greatest enemy to the way of Christ are those who call themselves Christians. In the days of the apostles, it was the secular world that was the greatest opposition to obedient faith, but now what is called church has been thoroughly infiltrated with deception under the guise and media of 'good works.' Christianity may sound good and make claims to the truth, but the reality is it is void of fruit.
How many blindly judge on words rather than by the fruit of the Spirit?
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. YOU WILL RECOGNIZE THEM BY THEIR FRUITS...
Are grapes gathered from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus YOU WILL RECOGNIZE THEM BY THEIR FRUITS. – Matthew 7:15-20
The 'Look at Us!' Ministries
Countless ministries are peacocked all through the media where they make claims to all sorts of signs, wonders and miracles. They even justify their practices by quoting Scripture as people’s eyes gloss over while emptying their wallets.
How gullible can they be?
They gobble up every sacred word of the esteemed professionals while the fruit of their personal lives is mammon, adultery, idolatry, etc.
The church system is a pretend religion that makes claims to truth while at the same time undermining it with their carnal behaviours. They are the floodgates to the delusions of seeking a carnal religious experience created from their own man-made templates.
The empirical criterion of Scripture does not parallel what is called Christianity in any way, shape, or form. Unfortunately, many do not study God's word, but desire someone else to do it for them.
And with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they REFUSED TO LOVE THE TRUTH and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a STRONG DELUSION, so that they may believe what is false – 2 Thessalonians 2:10-11
Discernment, or Deception?
When people lose their love for the truth for their own subjective perspectives, they will never be able to discern truth from error. Many find Christ's words offensive. The irony lies is the fact that they claim to follow him and know him, but don’t even know the words he spoke.
See to it that no one takes you captive by PHILOSOPHY AND EMPTY DECEIT, according to HUMAN TRADITION, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. – Colossians 2:8
The religious traditions today deceptively use biblical words, but define them through their own subjective feelings that come from a humanistic, carnal and temporal viewpoint. Their viewpoint will not oppose sinful lifestyles, but enable them. Their version of 'love' is tolerance in direct rebellion against a holy, just and true God.
The love of God is not concerned about making everyone feel comfortable with themselves, but about what is just and right. God's love is holy, and through His Son will destroy sinful living and carnal natures. Our Father is not tolerant towards willful rebellion, disobedience and ignorance.
Many are ignorant and do not know God through His Son because they have not studied what Christ said about himself, but rather rely on ear ticklers to tell them what they desire to hear.
What group do you belong to?
For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, for everyone who lives on milk is UNSKILLED IN THE WORD OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their POWERS OF DISCERNMENT TRAINED BY CONSTANT PRACTICE to distinguish good from evil. – Hebrews 5:12-14
We live in a time where many people believe that the works that they are doing in Christ's name are acceptable to our Father in heaven. The harsh reality is the fact that they are an abomination as they have turned what is they call Christianity into spiritual works of iniquity. Do not be deceived. Pray for discernment from the Holy Spirit to open your eyes to the wide pious road that leads to destruction.
Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy IN YOUR NAME, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you WORKERS OF LAWLESSNESS.’ - Matthew 7:21-23
News Flash! She got her temporal rewards.
Are you involved with religious people who practice their self-righteousness for all to see?
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