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The Spiritual Battle and Secrecy

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12

This passage really has become the Christian calling cry to the world. Whether a believer in God or not, whether an atheist, agnostic, Hindu or Buddhist, the reality is the same. We are in a spiritual war. Every actions taken by us is a direct result of our own choice to manifest something whether of God or of this world. Because of this truth, it is becoming increasingly important to pray and to strengthen our personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Jesus never lied to anyone while walking this earth. One of the biggest differences between Jesus and all other faiths, or lack thereof, is the notion of secrecy.

Jesus
“Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing.” JOHN 18:20 (emphasis added)

Koran
There are two forms of lying to non-believers that are permitted under certain circumstances in the Koran, taqiyya and kitman. These circumstances are typically those that advance the cause Islam – in some cases by gaining the trust of non-believers in order to draw out their vulnerability and defeat them.

Buddhism
Secrecy is a trademark in buddhism. It’s otherwise known as sacred knowledge, secret mantra, etc. Buddha taught things to his disciples that he did not to the masses.

Hinduism
Similar to buddhism, Hinduism also has secret rituals, mantras, and knowledge held by the teachers, yogi’s, etc. This is knowledge only available to those who will diligently follow the traditions and rituals as taught.

New Age
The secret wisdom of the universe can be obtained through meditation etc. It’s basically a westernized repackaged version of hinduism and buddhism. Normally, the understanding of the secret knowledge promoted by the New Age movement is predicated on the idea that we must tap into the universal mind, or sometimes referred to as “Christ consciousness.” This is where secret wisdom is gained, and the connection between a given person and the universe is revealed.

Occult
The word means “secret knowledge” Many esoteric groups and philosophies can go under this category. Freemasons, Skull and Bones, Illuminati, etc. The whole point of “Secret” societies is just that; secrecy. Knowledge that is held by a select few, but are not allowed for any other, uninitiated members.

Cults

Mormonism, Jehovas Witness, and one can even say the Roman Catholic Church and it’s papacy, all have the idea of secret knowledge being held at the top, while the rest of the congregation must work their way up to attain it, or to be part of the inner members privileged to have that knowledge.

Atheism and Agnosticism

Knowledge can only be attained by the use of science and thus, truth is only known from those who have expertise in their field. It must also be verified and approved by qualified peers who also have an elite education. Knowledge can only be attained through careful examination and the proper use of the scientific method. This again, is the idea that knowledge is only available for the privy and well educated and can only be attained by reason, logic and rationality. But in some sense it’s worse because if you happen to disagree with science, you are considered uneducated and lacking knowledge or understanding.

Secrecy is part of the first lie ever told…

“For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened…” Genesis 3:15 (emphasis added)

 
Although this is a very short and generalized list, I believe the point is made. Jesus never told a lie in His earthly life, and so why don’t we listen to His words, His teachings, and His way? Why don’t we follow Him with the conviction, passion, and enthusiasm that we have for any other earthly activity?

The problem with all of these practices is their convictions based on human pride. Pride is something we all have and we all protect. It is an earthly, natural thing that resides in us all. Giving up our pride for the sake of the Gospel and to follow Jesus Christ is absurd to the non-believer. Yet the difference is that there is no secret with what we as Christians believe. There is no initiation, or sacred ritual or practice one must go through to be saved. Sure there are things we do like baptism to declare our faith in a public setting. And as far as attaining secret universal knowledge and understanding, I believe that knowing Jesus personally allows one to have much deeper appreciation, wisdom, and understanding of the world than any other relationship we can have. But I can say that without a sense of pride or elitism because truly it is not my knowledge of understanding, but God’s. As a Christian, I can honestly say, “God will reveal to me what He wants revealed to me.” And if I have a question about something in particular and He never gives a clear answer, then my conclusion has to be that it’s not important for God to reveal to me at this time.

The spiritual battle is found in this tug-of-war between our own human pride and the love that emanates from God the Father and Jesus Christ. When we do things out of our own love, we expect something in return. When we love others by our own love, we expect love in return. When we love God by our own love, we expect God to love us back. But it just doesn’t seem to work that way. When we are able to become vessels of God’s love, then our lives become self evident of His love. We become Godly in that our actions, our thoughts, and out deeds all begin to reflect God’s will. This can only come by faith. But the good news, is that all it takes is faith. It doesn’t require intellectual, rational, reasoning or rituals, traditions, saying, seances, study, science, or any other extra curricular activity.

I by no means have attained this perfect Godly life and it’s my belief that no one in the history of man kind has. Of course with the exception of Jesus himself. But I have to believe that all other forms of faith, religions, and spirituality that stem from the supernatural, must be laced with deceptive spirits because they all have characteristics of secrecy in them. Thus, Ephesians 6:12 becomes all the more relevant for our battle is truly not against flesh and blood. It is not against other people, tribes, nations, or colors.  It is not against the world elite, political leaders, world bankers and those who seek to enslave humanity. It is not against other animals (unless of course we create a race of super apes). But it is against principalities and powers, the cosmic forces of which are unseen to us, but are perhaps more real than reality itself. So make sure you put on the FULL armor of God so that we will be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

 

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Age Of Deceit Video Project

“Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” EPHESIANS 6:11

This video is the first of several to come. They will all be similar in nature, short 3-5 minute blurps on various topics relating the world to the Word

Almost every layer of society has dark spiritual infiltration. This may sound like a sweeping generalization but in fact, this has been true since the days of Adam and Eve who allowed the legal right for Satan to reign on earth. The only difference is, today we have technology; clear, fast, and precise forms of communication capitalized and controlled ultimately by money and by private entities who own that money. So with economics being at the top of the list for things that influence and control society, there is no doubt that this is the place Satan has done most of his work. The ripple effect that this creates throughout every facet of our world is evident in the various layers of our social and behavioral existence.

“When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.” MARK 6:34

I was very weary of putting this video out since it is on the heavy side. After starting my research on transhumanism to create my next video, I felt led to take a peek at several other topics concerning the agenda for the future of humanity. I began to see more clearly how vast the influence of the devil’s schemes are in this world. On one end, the corruption is through and through in that sin is the root cause of all of humanities short comings. But on the other hand, we can analyze the world of art, entertainment, economics, politics, spirituality and more to expose these schemes and to spread the Gospels as the ultimate solution to defeat them.

My next video is already done but I think I am going to make a few tweaks on it in the next week. My goal is to put one video out every week for as long as I feel led to do so. This whole process has been in many ways, a culmination of the things God has given and shown me in life. It’s evident to me that God was working in all the things that happened before I became a believer. These videos aren’t super high quality or high production. I’m just a guy who loves doing this kind of thing. And what better way to do it than to tell about Jesus?

The question I want these videos to provoke in people’s minds is, what is your source? Is it God or the world. Those of us who have accepted Jesus into our lives have the Holy Spirit within us influencing our hearts and our minds with every decision we make. It’s a privilege and a gift to live and breath everyday. I believe it is important to express the teachings of Jesus Christ in every way imaginable while we are here, alive on earth. How can someone who defies logic, reason, nature, and seemingly time by foretelling future events be anyone else than God in human flesh? He wouldn’t be God if he was unable to do these things. Jesus taught us, so I believe it is important for us to teach the world by living the Word the best we can.

“When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.” MARK 6:34