“What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?” Mark 8:35-37 (NIV)
The entertainment world or the world in general, is made up of two kinds of people; those who are talented and hope to be famous, and those who have little or no talent, but want to be famous. Unfortunately, the latter have been very successful, in the sense that: what and where they wanted so badly, they were also willing to do whatever it took to get it and get there. Therefore their heavy and ultimate sacrifice and its maintenance process, made up for their very little or unnoticeable talent or the complete lack thereof.
Most often than not, the sacrifice looks smaller or insignificant compared to the expected rewards. And ironically the rewards borders on three very things that God allowed the devil to tempt Him on as ‘the Son of man’, so that being touched with the feeling of our infirmities, and having been tempted as we are so often tempted, we would know that provision has been made for escape and victory.
“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” Hebrews 4:14-16 (KJV)
The devil challenged and tempted Jesus Christ on three levels; the lust of the eye, lust of the flesh, and the pride of life. And on each temptation, Christ had an answer and a response that eventually shooed the devil away if only for a season. Today on every level and in every way the devil is still making the same offer and most of humanity, a sad but considerable amount is falling for it: ‘hook, line and sinker.’
I am writing these things from an insiders point of view. I cannot tell you how many times I was approached and made an offer, that would make me an overnight sensation, in whatever way I desired (not for lack of talent as the world would have it). And it often came in a grand way and when I was in between making a decision and obeying God. Notice the devil came after Christ just finished a forty days fast and his flesh was tired and weak. No matter which way you cut it, the offer is still saying the same thing these days:
“The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. If you worship me, it will all be yours. Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’” Luke 4:5-8
Remember, the Son of God Jesus the Christ (God in flesh) went into that wilderness, fast and time of temptation led of the Holy Spirit. The scripture tells us; He was full and empowered by the Spirit of God. How then can we mere mortals expect to resist the lure, temptation and the proposal made by the prince of darkness without such armour? Thus you have millions of people bowing in worship to Satan and his disguised paraphernalia to gain beauty, youth, wealth and power for the price of their souls.
Needless to say that is why Jesus Christ established a body of people called ‘Christians’. What that word actually means is ‘ the followers of Christ’. Christ is the only one who has professing followers either divided in their devotion to him or going the opposite way of what they profess. That is not found in the kingdom of darkness. In case you have not noticed, his followers are very diligent as they inundate the earth with their demonic agendas. Which brings me to the heart of this blog.
On Sunday marked the most watched television event in the history of the United States. That means that for 236 years, nothing like it had ever been seen. Rightly so because we are quickly approaching the end and the scripture tells us that the mystery of iniquity is steadfast in its dalliances:
“For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out-of-the-way.” 2 Thessalonians 2:6-8
So now under the auspices of the Holy Spirit, let me venture to go where the lovely, non-provoking and sweet christians dare to thread for the sake of love, peace and what have you… Every activity, action and symbol that entertained 111 million (and counting) was of occultic rites. The outfits, the structures the choreography, the flashing pictures represented and honored every pagan God from Talmud of the Babylonians in symbols and vehicles of Kabbala (Jewish mysticism) to the secret society called Illuminati of which most music superstars belong and often honour with specific symbolic hand gestures. And of course, definitely not excluding the Free mason.
“There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification.” 1 Corinthians 14:9-11
No action was devoid of meaning; for approximately thirteen minutes, that many people (figure above) partook in occult worship, replicated gestures and symbolic meanings and paid homage to the High Priestess that officiated the whole event. I would give you picture and proof of every step, ritual and symbol as my expert source deciphered, but I choose not to pollute this blog site any further. A word is always enough for the wise.
So meanwhile, we live in a nation that abhors everything Christlike. The name of Jesus could start a riot, prayer offends people whose very lives were probably spared by exactly that. People who openly exercise or practice their christian faith are mocked for same reason (thank God for Tebow). And yet millions of souls whether knowingly or unknowingly ushered in darkness into their homes and subsequently their lives. If you say it is no big deal, it was just a show and the symbols mean nothing, then why do you need to move the ‘Ten commandments’ and Bibles away from court rooms and public places? Why are people offended when someone erects the Cross and what it stands for? Exactly, symbols invoke and usher in what they represent. But I will not go there today.
So what is the state of your heart today, are you among the last day remnant being prepared by God to face of darkness, yes by prayer and certainly by action also. “What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?” James 2:14-22
Or are you the one that holds back the church, because she (the church) has to deal with and carter to your flesh at every turn, which in the end produces nothing that honors Christ. I have a word for such a person from the Lord Himself: “Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.” Mark 8:32-34 “Will you not take what your god Chemosh gives you? Likewise, whatever the LORD our God has given us, we will possess.” Judges 11:23-25
For the rest of us that desire to see the kingdom of our God come on this earth, let us get to work as the Spirit of God leads. First and foremost receiving deliverance first in ourselves: “let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,” Hebrews 12:1
Here is a quote by the High Priestess (Madonna) a week before the Super Bowl. You can tell by her stage name that all ‘these things’ did not start today. It has been in the making for years! She who took a nation through some religious rites, initiation and activity. This was her statement about the spiritual importance attributed to the show. She said this on CNN the Anderson Cooper Show (for those of you that swear by that station)
“The Super Bowl is kind of like the ‘Holy of Holies’ in America. I’ll come at halfway of the church experience and I’m gonna have to deliver a sermon. It’ll have to be very important.”
Only one entity; God the Most High and Creator of heaven and earth dwells in the ‘Holy of Holies’. And by the blood of Jesus Christ, filled with the Holy Spirit do we dare to approach in awe-filled worship to the only One who is worthy. “That troublemakers have arisen among you and have led the people of their town astray, saying, “Let us go and worship other gods” (gods you have not known),” Deuteronomy 13:12-14
Wake up Church of Jesus Christ; there is war at your doorstep!!!“And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.” Romans 13:10-12