The predictable and repetitive behavior of the human race makes us an easy target. Once the opposition, whether that human or of the spirit world, realizes the pattern they can formulate a predetermined pattern for the subject to follow. The following example is from the political realm. I am not arguing the politics, merely, pointing out the events as they happened.
One of the “side effects” of the shutdown and subsequent ‘buy out’ of the population through the stimulus check… is the inability to find employees during the re-opening of the economy. The nominally skilled and least motivated are perfectly happy with the current cashflow to effort ratio. The capitalist idea to outperform your competitor prevails and so the acceptable rate of pay now increases to meet the lack of supply in an attempt to satisfy demands. This is called prevailing wage.
The ‘other side’ had attempted to mandate minimum wage through legislation to a level twice the current rate for several years getting shut down by the heavily capitalist representation. The plan could not be fully implemented with a capitalist leader at the helm. The pleas of compassion for the suffering population, while sounding humanitarian, were generated by the very people attempting to manipulate the wage increase. Why? To set a precedent for the incoming president.
As the two parties battle and the transition of power is being realized, silently in the background, the prevailing wage is climbing at an exponential rate. Across the board, in all forms of employment, the lack of motivated and capable talent was drying up. They forced companies to offer more, more pay per hour, more benefits and more incentives. People with tenure and experience watched as their employer advertised pay rates larger than they were getting after years of service.
Net result, the prevailing wage is now at the exact wage the ‘other party’ wanted all along and they did it through conditioning the desired atmosphere to allow human repetitive behavior to satisfy the desired outcome. Double the cost of doing business to discourage new entrepreneurs and employment independence, while simultaneously creating a larger dependency on government for “income security”. And sadly, it is working.
That was merely one example…. of countless ways humanity is being manipulated… the program is designed for these experts in human behavior to gain financially and to be praised for their accomplishments. They are building the ten kingdoms prophesied for the Revelation.
It is this underlying principle that exists within the world of ‘religion’ as well. The hostile exchanges with Jesus from the Pharisees were all centered around this very principle. Mans intentional control over the people and the events that trigger human repetitive behavior.
You may be asking; why would anyone want to do that? To build a kingdom is the answer. But whos kingdom? Thiers or Gods?
In the movie “The Book of Eli” we see the following exchange between the main characters…
I need that book, I want that book, I want you to stay but if you make me have to choose I’ll kill you and take that book
Why, why do you want it?
I grew up with that book, I know its power.
While it sounds all ‘well and good’ that Carnegie knows it power, we know from the movie, his intentions and motivation are not. Ultimately Carnegie displays the very same desire exampled in the political world today. Deceive the people in order to gain control and compliance.
[to his men] Put a crew together, we’re going after him.
For a f***in’ book?
IT’S NOT A F***IN’ BOOK! IT’S A WEAPON! A weapon aimed right at the hearts and minds of the weak and the desperate. It will give us control of them. If we want to rule more than one small, f***in’ town, we have to have it. People will come from all over, they’ll do exactly what I tell ’em if the words are from the book. It’s happened before and it’ll happen again. All we need is that book.
Carnegie sounds pretty convinced this book was designed for conditioning the human race. Also relevant, is the fact he believes the one possessing the book is to be recognized by all as the natural leader. At the same time, and equally relevant, Carnegie has absolutely zero knowledge of actual content of the book. His only connection to the book is a vague remembrance of a previous repetitive human behavior. The author and its message are completely unknown to him or his “flock”.
This is not an issue to the average Christian as they can only see the movie as a piece of “art” or entertainment. The fact that “art” is said to imitate life doesn’t come to mind? Why do they not ask themselves a few questions? First and foremost would be: is this happening to me? Are they teaching me things that benefit the construction of a man-made kingdom and not the Heavenly one?
In a recent exchange on the internet, I made a comment to a ‘sponsored’ post from a local church, clarifying a position that varies from church to church and denomination to denomination. My post included the history of the “church” concerning the matter and how it fit into the secular history. Giving context to the statement I included the definition of the words from the original text using a very common resource respected by billions. The response did cast severe doubt on validity to a comment posted by one of the churches regular attendees.
The person hosting the website was none other than the leader/preacher. This faceless entity complemented the response given and agreed upon the position that I shared and addressed the other comment with respect. After a few minutes I received a private message with words of encouragement and the epic question…. “where do you go to church?”
Resisting the urge to reply with my favorite “the same one Jesus went to..” I simply stated that “I do not do the ‘Sunday-go-to-meetin’ gig.” Continuing: “I cannot find where the observance of Sunday is commanded in the Scriptures, not even once, and yet the observance of the Sabbath and the Feasts is repeated hundreds of times and generally labeled as a forever practice.”
Asking in a way to divert the topic at hand, “do you have a midweek service?” “Yes we meet for Bible Study on Wednesday night at 7, it is an interactive study with questions and answers.” He extends an invitation and accept, additionally he invites me to lunch and again I imbibe. On Monday we meet for lunch and have a very interesting conversation. I ask him how he interpreted the words forever, perpetual, and everlasting.
As for his questions, they centered around my aversion to attending church and my personal background. Explaining to him the need to congregate in fellowship and worship can be satisfied without a 501c3 or a permanent building. My network of brothers and sisters will hold me accountable and I them. Asking the question “what about my walk do I lack?”
After about 30 minutes of generalities surrounding church, life and education both men had a general understanding of each other. He confessed his own love for “church” while confessing zero biblical education. Not one Seminary class, not one organized or structured attempt at learning the ancient texts. His confession continued and revealed his propensity to repeat lectures given by men also uneducated and unproven in the Scriptures.
This man was following the lead of the parishioners. The crowd of 40 people used the precious few minutes each week spent in their brick and mortar kingdom to orchestrate a “group think” session based on their worldly educations and religious assumptions. After appointing 3 or 4 ‘elders’ [a tool for creating scapegoats] …who, like the preacher, are completely oblivious to the Bible and its author, these people pursue their religion.
Against my better judgement I returned for a second session this time prepared with noted and graphs. (not a surprise to anyone who lives in my world) During the session my replies to the questions were not understood nor were they well received. The Scriptures state “My people die for the lack of knowledge.” This principle was being lived out right before my eyes.
After the session a crowd formed and those that actually understood the comments came to rally and those that didn’t came to question. The later party prevailing. One in the crowd ask the same question concerning church and my attendance. Again I gave the Sabbath command versus nothing commanded for Sunday.
Insert blank stare, deafening silence and pregnant pause…. while the wheels grind and the smoke rolls … the “elder” finally unable to contain himself, from the conditioned machine is able to spit out…. Mark 16:9 as the justification …
“Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.”
This is a contention devoid of a base in scripture and a widely used defense of a habit invented and controlled by man. This is a topic covered in detail on this blog site, but for this entry, suffice to say they have zero knowledge of First Fruits.
- Numbers 28:26 “Also in the day of the first fruits, when ye bring a new meat offering unto the Lord, after your weeks be out, ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work:”
- 1 Corinthians 15:20 “But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept.”
- Revelation 14:4 “These are they which were not defiled with women;[false religions] for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the first fruits unto God and to the Lamb.”
Without a breath I fired back at the elder, with a calm voice and a direct eye “that is terribly misinterpreted and lacks context” avoiding the 35 minute rebuttal. Regaining my focus on the preacher who says to me “there are many ways study.” A disappointing look begins to set in my face as I reply: “that is patently obvious.”
Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.”
Jeremiah 50:6 “My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their resting place.”
This young “preacher” was a clean cut family man with a panache for public speaking. He delivered an eloquent speech full of scripture verses that sounded like Biblical theology, yet, patently designed for man-made religious control. AND he borrowed it from another man… he forgot he had Gods manual? It is without doubt…. this man has rejected knowledge ….he is turning away from the mountain (God) and turning to the hills (men)…
If this were an isolated occurrence we could band together and under the context of Scripture bring this man around. Unfortunately this is the mainstream… not more than twenty five miles north of this church is another with six times the congregation.
With a congregation of 300-999 a church is considered a mini-mega church with a high probability of becoming a mega-church. This church has a shared ministerial leadership containing three people; two are male and one female. Within this trio neither of the men hold a a degree, spiritual or secular, while the lone female has a certification in “Worship Leadership”.
The weekly gathering contains a vibrant and eclectic light show, a smoke filled stage and a video screen on par with any sporting venue. A hip, chic and expertly quaffed orator walks to a lone mic stand. He spends 27 minutes trying to stuff religion into a palatable package while prepping the benchwarmers to recruit more people. Like the back of the shampoo bottle… each week they rinse and repeat.
The disaster does not stop there…. oh no… 12 miles south east …. and creating a perfect triangle…. sits the monster mega church…. 8500 people a week. 5 services teaching the exact same message. The self affirming, sheep inspired, feel good, culturally relevant and Biblically ignorant, smoke and mirrors show.
The smiling faces and kind gestures seem Very Inviting… maybe…. sorta…
The reality is this… you upset the apple cart with Biblical truth…. and it looks like the ‘Great and Powerful Oz’ getting busted…. if the people take the time to peer behind the curtain the fraud will be exposed… pension plans and private schools… designated parking and private jets… crowds of people lauding over them and private entrances…. people ready to defend a man/preacher yet unable to defend the Scriptures…
Just like the example given in the political arena… the price to be paid climbs higher and higher the closer we get to the Revelation of Jesus Christ. Recall the words of Peters warning…
2 Peter 2:1-3
2 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.