Wednesday, September 13, 2006

False Prophets & False Leadership

I have mentioned in previous posts that our current President (George W. Bush) and other leaders of our nation are not following the Lord. If they are not following God, there is only one other spiritual being who is influencing them and he is our enemy. I realize this is very difficult to believe and understand. As always, let’s not rely on our own understanding, but seek what the Lord says on this subject. How do we know if our leaders are following the Lord? We hear them speak of faith (George Bush will tell you he’s a man of faith), but what are their true intentions? How do we know if they are truly men and women of faith? Once you have studied the Bible, it’s not hard to answer these questions. Let’s start with a basic understanding of what separates the Godly from those who are not following the Lord:

“Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.” (1 John 4:1-3)

The Bible makes it clear – those that acknowledge Jesus has come in the flesh are from God, those that do not acknowledge Jesus are not from God. It doesn’t matter if someone claims to believe in God, if they deny Jesus came in the flesh, they are not from God. We hear political and religious leaders proclaim a belief in God, but the Bible is crystal clear on this subject – if they do not acknowledge Jesus Christ, they are of the spirit of antichrist. So, this is one way for us to determine if someone (leader or not), is following God. Now, if someone does proclaim faith in Jesus, does this mean they are from God? No. Remember, even though there is much deception in the world, the Lord has given us all of the information we need to see through these deceptions. Take note of Jesus’ words to us:

"Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.

"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'” (Mathew 7:15-23)

What are we told here? First, we are told to watch out for false prophets. Do not let your guard down, but be aware of these people who speak lies. Based on the Bible, anyone who does not follow Jesus Christ can be considered a false prophet. A false prophet can be a ‘religious’ person in the world today, but the Bible’s definition of a false prophet is not limited to ‘religious’ people. They can be political leaders who use God and His Word for their own purposes. We are told that these false prophets come to us in ‘sheep’s clothing’, but are actually ‘ferocious wolves’. What does this mean? It means that they will tell us what we want to hear and appear to be doing things that are in our best interests. They will appear to follow God and speak encouraging words. By all appearances, they will seem friendly to us. How can we tell their true intentions? Jesus makes it clear – “By their fruit you will recognize them.” Jesus is telling us that their actions and the results of these actions will give them away. Every person who follows God produces good fruit (contributing to His kingdom), those of the antichrist spirit produce bad fruit (worldly pursuits and actions). Jesus also makes it very clear that those who do not follow the will of God will not enter the kingdom of heaven. So, with these things in mind, let’s take a look at our leaders and the world today.

If you’ve read some of my other posts, then you know a little about secret societies and the Illuminati. You certainly won’t hear anything about these societies and their members in the main stream media. You won’t hear that George H. Bush, George W. Bush, John Kerry and other leaders of our nation are members of Skull & Bones and other secret societies. You may believe that these are just like any other fraternity, but you’d be wrong. I won’t go into details here, but let’s take a look at what it means for our leaders to be members of these organizations.

If you spend some time studying these ‘societies’, you will find that each society requires you to complete an initiation and sign on oath. These oaths supersede any other oaths taken by these men. Many of the initiation rituals (and other rituals) are satanic in nature. You may be thinking – ‘What about the oath of the President of the United States?’ Yes, a secret society oath supersedes even this oath. What does this really mean? It means that the objectives of the ‘society’ take precedence over the objectives of our nation. In fact, anyone belonging to these ‘societies’ will use their positions of power to further the objectives of the society above all else – including the President of the United States. So, by his action of joining the Order of Skull & Bones, our current President has placed the objectives of a few men above everything – including our nation. I realize that this is very difficult to believe, but it’s the truth. Anytime the President has been asked about his membership in Skull & Bones (which has only happened a couple of times by mainstream media), his immediate response has been – ‘It’s so secret that I can’t talk about it’. I believe this is the same line he used in his autobiography to describe his membership in Skull & Bones. The same thing applies to John Kerry or any of our other leaders who have joined these societies. What does the Bible say about this? Should anyone who claims to be a faithful follower of the Lord join these societies? Once again, the Bible is clear:

“Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: "I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people."
"Therefore come out from them
and be separate, says the Lord.
Touch no unclean thing,
and I will receive you.”
"I will be a Father to you,
and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty." (2 Corinthians 6:14-18)

Again, we must look at actions, not words of those who claim to be faithful. If our President was truly a man of God, would he yoke himself to a secretive worldly organization that practices satanic rituals? Absolutely not! He would be repulsed by this organization. I voted for George Bush – twice. Being a conservative, this seemed like the right thing to do. Given my choices, I thought George Bush would be better. I now know that our nation has reached the point of deception that it does not matter who I vote for – Bush or Kerry – the same secret agenda would have been followed either way.

What happens when we yoke ourselves to the world and its ruler?

“They yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor
and ate sacrifices offered to lifeless gods;
they provoked the LORD to anger by their wicked deeds,
and a plague broke out among them.” (Psalm 106:28-29)

If we yoke ourselves with evil and worldly pursuits, the Lord will turn away from us - with disastrous results….but the Lord is quick to forgive and will return to us if we turn away from evil.

“For I will forgive their wickedness
and will remember their sins no more." (Hebrews 11:12)

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)

Whether you realize it or not, you are yoked to the world and our enemy or to Jesus Christ. There are only two choices. What does Jesus tell us about this?

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." (Mathew 11:28-30)

Let’s continue with our discussion of our President. What other actions has our President taken that are not Biblical? We have attacked Afghanistan and Iraq. We have briefly discussed this in previous posts, but let’s take a closer look. Our President and the world will tell you we must kill our enemies or be killed. What does the Bible say on this subject?

“But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.” (Luke 6:35-36)

Have we been merciful? How many have died in both countries as a result of our actions? Is this good fruit or bad? It’s not hard to see. These countries are no better off after our attacks because we have matched evil for evil and expected a different result. What has happened to us as a result? We are spending billions of dollars (putting even more stress on our national finances), many of our soldiers and Iraqi citizens continue to die and our nation has become divided. Since we have become more aggressive, full of pride and more deceitful – the world has risen up against us.

“Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.” (3 John 1:11)

Don’t miss the importance of this verse. Anyone who does evil has not seen God.

“Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.“

“Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord. On the contrary:
"If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head." Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:14-21)

The Lord tells us not to respond to evil with evil. Respond with love and kindness. Leave judgment to the Lord for He alone is a righteous Judge. If you respond with evil, you are traveling down the same dark paths as your enemies…..with the same results.

We are repeatedly told by the leaders of our nation (President included) that we must respond to threats (terrorism or others) with force. Arrogance and pride flow from Washington D.C. Anyone who has experience in politics knows that our current system has become corrupt. What we hear in the news (bribery, adultery, power, pride, etc) is only a tiny fraction of what is actually going on. How long can this continue? Our leaders do not tell us what we need to hear, but what they think we want to hear. Everyone seems to be in this game to see what they can get for themselves – wealth, power, etc. We have become so corrupt that we don’t even know what the truth is….yet the truth never changes.

“Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter.
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
and clever in their own sight.” (Isaiah 5:20-21)

The Lord makes it clear how to tell who is following Jesus Christ and is led by His spirit and who continues to follow their sinful nature. As you read the verses below, think about the leaders of our country. Are they following the Lord’s spirit or are they following their sinful nature? In addition, as you read these verses ask yourself who is leading you.

“So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law.

The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other. (Galatians 5:16-26)

Think about what we’re told by leaders of our nation – some say that abortion is ok (even though the Bible does not differentiate from a child inside or outside the womb), some say that homosexuality is an appropriate lifestyle (even though the Bible tells us otherwise), killing others is ok as long as it’s approved by our leaders (contrary to the Bible), and we’re told countless lies on a daily basis regarding our nation’s motives for the Patriot Act, Military Commissions Act and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. All of these things are happening because our nation is going its own way and has turned away from God. We are following worldly plans and desires and allowing our pride to cloud our vision.

“The highway of the upright is to depart from evil;
He who keeps his way preserves his soul.
Pride goes before destruction,
And a haughty spirit before a fall.
Better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly,
Than to divide the spoil with the proud.” (Proverbs 16:17-19)

Does our President seem humble or full of pride? It’s rare to hear any of our leaders in Washington D.C. speak with humility. It has become a rare commodity in today’s world.

So, if we add up just a few things that our President has done (war on terror, Patriot Act, Military Commissions Act, Skull & Bones, wars in Afghanistan & Iraq, push for a North American Union), we see a man whose actions speak louder than his words. Jesus warned us about people like this and unfortunately, many of our current leaders fit this mold. You might say that our President is Pro-Life and that points to faith. The problem is that you are either of God or not of God. We’re never told in the Bible that it’s ok to do some evil if you do some good. You are either one or the other, not both. My belief is that the President is pro-life because he is a Republican, and to be elected as a Republican, he had to be pro-life. This may sound harsh, but I don’t believe that the President really cares about abortion. Anyone who could give orders that resulted in the deaths of thousands of Americans and tens of thousands of Iraqis does not place a high value on life. If you are truly a child of God, then all life is precious to you.
The next time you hear one of our leaders speak, or listen to Presidential candidates in a debate, remember these words from Jesus. When asked a question, how do they respond most of the time? Do they give a straight, honest answer or do they use deceptive words in an attempt to tell us what they think we want to hear? The question we must ask is – do they even care about the truth? Do they uphold God’s truth above all else or are they chasing after their own goals and agendas? Once you read the Bible, it’s very easy to discern their motives. If they are after power and glory for themselves and use deceptive tactics to attain these goals – who are they listening to? The verse below gives us the answer.

“Simply let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No'; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.” (Mathew 5:37)

If you are reading this blog and are part of the Illuminati, these words have been given for you:

"This is what the LORD says—
your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb:
I am the LORD,
who has made all things,
who alone stretched out the heavens,
who spread out the earth by myself,
who foils the signs of false prophets
and makes fools of diviners,
who overthrows the learning of the wise
and turns it into nonsense,
who carries out the words of his servants
and fulfills the predictions of his messengers,
who says of Jerusalem, 'It shall be inhabited,'
of the towns of Judah, 'They shall be built,'
and of their ruins, 'I will restore them,' (Isaiah 44:24-26)
O LORD, the God who avenges,
O God who avenges, shine forth.
Rise up, O Judge of the earth;
pay back to the proud what they deserve.
How long will the wicked, O LORD,
how long will the wicked be jubilant?
They pour out arrogant words;
all the evildoers are full of boasting.
They crush your people, O LORD;
they oppress your inheritance.
They slay the widow and the alien;
they murder the fatherless.
They say, "The LORD does not see;
the God of Jacob pays no heed."
Take heed, you senseless ones among the people;
you fools, when will you become wise?
Does he who implanted the ear not hear?
Does he who formed the eye not see?
Does he who disciplines nations not punish?
Does he who teaches man lack knowledge?
The LORD knows the thoughts of man;
he knows that they are futile.
Blessed is the man you discipline, O LORD,
the man you teach from your law;
you grant him relief from days of trouble,
till a pit is dug for the wicked.
For the LORD will not reject his people;
he will never forsake his inheritance.
Judgment will again be founded on righteousness,
and all the upright in heart will follow it.
Who will rise up for me against the wicked?
Who will take a stand for me against evildoers?
Unless the LORD had given me help,
I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death.
When I said, "My foot is slipping,"
your love, O LORD, supported me.
When anxiety was great within me,
your consolation brought joy to my soul.
Can a corrupt throne be allied with you—
one that brings on misery by its decrees?
They band together against the righteous
and condemn the innocent to death.
But the LORD has become my fortress,
and my God the rock in whom I take refuge.
He will repay them for their sins
and destroy them for their wickedness;
the LORD our God will destroy them.
(Psalm 94)

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