Romans 12:2 AMPC “Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].”
I’ve watched human beings created in the image of God (including myself) follow mere delusions. We’ve all been affected by the mind control machine. When a person believes he/she is right about something we won’t stop at nothing to defend our cause. And how often we are dead wrong?🤔 (Proverbs 14:12) Emotions are very tricky. Trusting our feelings cause us to turn on husband, wife, father, mother, son, daughter, etcetera. Jesus said this would happen big time in the last days:
Matthew 24:10-12 NLT “And MANY WILL TURN AWAY FROM ME and BETRAY AND HATE EACH OTHER. And MANY FALSE PROPHETS will appear and will deceive many people. Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold.
FALSE PROPHETS ARE NOT ALWAYS IN THE PULPIT
When you hear the phrase, “False prophet,” you might think of a church or a cult leader gone astray. But false prophets come in all shapes and sizes. They’re not just in known religious cliques. They look like everyday people. They have blanketed social media, television, movies, books, music, every medium. EVERY form of communication has been tainted by the Devil and has false prophets. Evil, twisted, ideas are always made to look good. If a person doesn’t learn to filter EVERYTHING seen and heard through God’s word they’re in big trouble. They will be brainwashed even more and have their minds controlled by wicked spirit entities.
1 John 5:19 AMPC “We know [positively] that we are of God, and the whole world [around us] is under the power of the evil one.”
“The WHOLE WORLD [around us] is under the power of the evil one,” God’s word says. Not some of it, ALL OF IT! The Devil’s stamp is on this world system; lies, more lies, and even more lies.🐍 But ahh how different is the word of God:
John 17:17 HCSB “Sanctify them by the truth; Your word is truth.”
John 14:6 HCSB “Jesus told him, “I am the way, THE TRUTH, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
THE ANTIDOTE TO MIND CONTROL: JESUS😊
Hebrews 4:12 HCSB “For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the ideas and thoughts of the heart.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17 HCSB “All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”
Jesus is the word of God. (John 1:1) Nothing is more powerful than God’s word, NOTHING!😊 He is the gift, the tool, the weapon given to us by God to renew our minds and equip us for every good work. ALL OF US have been affected and infected by mind control. Hence we need the washing of the word. This reminds me of a time I was backslidden. I was in a fornication relationship with a witch.🎃 She had me totally under her spell for about a year. What broke it? The only thing that can, God’s word.😊 While in this relationship I had stopped reading the Bible altogether and was dying. After being given a loving but stern warning from God to get out of the relationship I knew I was in trouble and didn’t have the power to stop. It was revealed to me I had stopped studying my Bible daily like I used to which is why I was so weak. I picked up the Bible again. I studied it DAILY, and talked with God in prayer begging for his help and forgiveness. I felt life coming back into me again.💪😊 In about two weeks I had the strength to end the relationship with that witch for good! And I’m not just calling this woman a witch it’s what she really was. Looking back I remember the times she slyly tried to indoctrinate me into witchcraft. Fornicating with her and rebelling against God was really the same thing according to 1 Samuel 15:23. Only God’s word got me out of that mess that could have ended very badly.😥🤕
It’s easy to follow the crowd or the pattern of this world. Standing up and standing out for God takes courage. The Holy Spirit gives us courage as we regularly feed on the word of God and apply it. Our minds get renewed. Without the word of God no renewal takes place. I would rather have my mind controlled by Jesus than by the cruel, evil spirit entities of this world.
Romans 8:5-11 HCSB “For those who live according to the flesh think about the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, about the things of the Spirit. For the mind-set of the flesh is death, but the mind-set of the Spirit is life and peace. For the mind-set of the flesh is hostile to God because it does not submit itself to God’s law, for it is unable to do so. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. You, however, are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God lives in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. Now if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, then He who raised Christ from the dead will also bring your mortal bodies to life through His Spirit who lives in you.”
The benefits of letting our minds be controlled by the Spirit are outer worldly!😊 It results in eternal life!
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Revelation 17:7-14 HCSB “Then the angel said to me, “Why are you astonished? I will tell you the secret meaning of the woman and of the beast, with the seven heads and the 10 horns, that carries her. The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to come up from the abyss and go to destruction. Those who live on the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast that was, and is not, and will be present again. “Here is the mind with wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman is seated. They are also seven kings: Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come, and when he comes, he must remain for a little while. The beast that was and is not, is himself an eighth king, yet he belongs to the seven and is going to destruction. The 10 horns you saw are 10 kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they will receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour. These have one purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast. These will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will conquer them because He is Lord of Lords and King of kings. Those with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.”
Wow! Who knows more about governments than God? He’s seen them come and go. He is supreme ruler of all! Throughout history God foretold and foreknew every kingdom that would exist including those ruling now. One thing is for certain, they will all come to an end. (Daniel 2:44) They have picked a fight with the wrong person: The Lamb Jesus Christ; the Lord of lords, and King of kings.
Revelation 16:13-14 HCSB “Then I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming from the dragon’s mouth, from the beast’s mouth, and from the mouth of the false prophet. For they are spirits of demons performing signs, who travel to the kings of the whole world to assemble them for the battle of the great day of God, the Almighty.”
Wow! All the kings of the world are being gathered by demons to, “The great day of God, the Almighty,” Armageddon. (Revelation 16:16) This is not a movie, this is real. The kingdoms of earth are being mobilized to fight God!😲
Psalms 2:1-4 HCSB “Why do the nations rebel and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth take their stand, and the rulers conspire together against the Lord and His Anointed One [Jesus]: “Let us tear off their chains and free ourselves from their restraints.” The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord ridicules them.”
UNCLEAN SPIRITS LIKE FROGS👽
Demons are lying spirits. All they do is spew false propaganda. All the kings of the world are under their spell and so are the people of this world. Demons work for Satan whom Jesus called the ruler of the world. (John 12:31, 14:30, 1 John 5:19 Ephesians 2:2) Under their control the peoples and rulers of the world think the world is heading in one direction when it is really headed for another, “The great day of God, the Almighty,” Armageddon.😲
Revelation 16:15 HCSB “Look, I am coming like a thief. The one who is alert and remains clothed so that he may not go around naked and people see his shame is blessed.”
The only way out of this mess is Jesus Christ. Repent of your sins and be saved! He is coming soon like a thief, when folks least expect Him. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. (John 14:6) Following the pattern of this world only leads to eternal death in the lake of fire:
Revelation 14:9-13 HCSB “And a third angel followed them and spoke with a loud voice: “If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he will also drink the wine of God’s wrath, which is mixed full strength in the cup of His anger. He will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the sight of the holy angels and in the sight of the Lamb, and the smoke of their torment will go up forever and ever. There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or anyone who receives the mark of his name. This demands the perseverance of the saints, who keep God’s commands and their faith in Jesus.” Then I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write: The dead who die in the Lord from now on are blessed.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “let them rest from their labors, for their works follow them! ”
THE WHOLE WORLD
The whole world is under the control of evil spirits. Since the fall of man (Adam) this has been the case. Think about this for a moment: every tyrant throughout history has sold their subjects THE LIE that they had to do this or that for the greater good of all to be saved from impending danger. Sounds familiar?🤔 And what always winds up happening afterwards? Many still die! Hitler did it. So did Nero. So did Caiaphas the high priest. (John 11:47-54) Caiaphas who was High Priest when Jesus walked the earth reasoned with his fellow jews and clergymen that it is better for Jesus to die (murder Jesus) instead of the Roman Empire getting upset because of reports of some new king of the Jews in Jerusalem, then bring in their armies and slaughter everybody thus crushing any Roman resistance. But the real reason Caiaphas and the ruling clergy wanted Jesus dead is they feared the growing numbers of people who were believeing in Him. As Jesus spoke God’s word truthfully and with authority the Pharisees and Sadducees false religion was shown up for what it was: FAKE! They feared losing their positions and their choke hold over the people. So getting rid of Jesus was their solution. Sounds familiar?🤔 Not too many years later in 70 A.D. the Roman army came in and destroyed Jerusalem. MANY still died.
There is nothing new under the sun. People are believing all sorts of lies today. Out of fear and ignorance many just go with the world’s flow hoping things will get better. But sadly as in the case with past tyrannical systems people never fully understand what they are acquiescing to until it is too late.😥 Yes, many die. God foretold a great hoodwinking job that would take place in the last days right before Jesus returns. Some believe it is happening right now:
2 Thessalonians 2:8-12 HCSB “And then THE LAWLESS ONE will be revealed. The Lord Jesus will destroy him with the breath of His mouth and will bring him to nothing with the brightness of His coming. THE COMING OF THE LAWLESS ONE IS BASED ON SATAN’S WORKING, with ALL KINDS OF FALSE MIRACLES, signs, and wonders, and with EVERY UNRIGHTEOUS DECEPTION among those who are perishing. They perish because they did not accept the love of the truth in order to be saved. For this reason God sends them a strong delusion so that THEY WILL BELIEVE WHAT IS FALSE, so that ALL WILL BE CONDEMNED — those who did not believe the truth but enjoyed unrighteousness.”
ALL will be deceived and condemned who did not love the truth but enjoyed unrighteousness. They will fall for the FAKE MIRACLES, the false signs and wonders. They will believe the unrighteous deceptions. Why? Because God has handed them over to it. “They perish because they did not accept the love of the truth in order to be saved.” God sends them strong delusion so that they will believe the lie and are condemned. May this never be us. Look at the world around you today and ask yourself, does any of 2 Thessalonians 2:8-12 sound familiar?
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