The modernistic methods used today, by so-called modern man, are now coming to a head. Humanity is at the place of finding out that all their efforts to build a perfect world are producing nothing more than increasing failure. This failure means that all which carnal man produces from himself, births nothing but chaos and confusion among the populace. In the political arenas of this modern day world, the results of humanistic efforts and carnal mindsets are proving to end in failure. In spite of their continual failure, the world’s population continues in their blinded efforts to find that certain intellectual politician who will lead the world out of this chaos that we see manifesting around the entire globe. The hopes and dreams of many in America are dying because of the lying, deceitful politicians. These politicians, with their good sounding words, paint pictures of a renewed world of contentment and peace. But without even knowing or caring, their words will not nor will they ever produce a real world of contentment as God has purposed it to be.
In recognizing the deceitfulness of the majority of these politicians, we must also consider and include that these same conditions exist in the other arenas of humanity as well. That is, the educational, the economical, the religious and the realms of society as a whole. People, caught up in these arenas of humanity, are removed from true reality because they have fallen into believing the big lie. The lie is that man can rule over himself without the need for God.
(Read Romans 1:17-32) with Romans 1:25 & 29-32 declaring, “Who [man] exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature [self] rather than the creator, who is blessed forever. … Being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them”. These verses are stating that all the standards which fallen man has erected for himself only lead to destruction. This state of existence brings the world to its knees while manifesting a system of chaos and confusion.
Where does such a standard come from and what is the result of its birthing? The bottom line for such chaos is the results of a foundation built upon lawlessness which is birthing such a time as we see now coming forth. Is this not fulfilling the prophecy foretelling of a time when evil will arise to manifest itself in a full measure? Why and how can this happen except that goodness and truth projected to live in man, bows itself down to the destroyer. His number one purpose, to remove God from all creation with but one desire, which is, to take God’s place. 2 Thess. 2:9-12 declares, “The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who parish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion that they should believe the lie that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness”. How is it that a people can be so deceived to believe such a lie? As verse twelve states, it is because they do not receive nor believe the truth. Truth, as used here, is a word with the meaning of, “that which agrees with God’s reality”.
What does truth accomplish when compared to the deceitfulness of a lie? God’s truth received and believed produces the fruit that makes one free from deception and all carnal fleshly control over the vessel. In this, truth sanctifies, that is, it sets the believer and follower apart from this evil world and makes him a part of God’s kingdom. It also purifies the vessel in a progressive manner, keeping them from the control of the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life. In this, truth will establish the vessel in the promises of God, as they (promises and truth) become the reality of the receiving vessels life.
Eph. 4:14-15 states, “That we should no longer be children [spiritually immature] tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the treachery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head – Christ – “. In this growth, into spiritual maturity of those who are willing to pursue truth, they shall gain experience in a way of life that God has made available to all who would receive and believe Him. For it is He alone who is the truth. Deut. 32:4 says, “He is the Rock, His work is perfect; for all His ways are justice, a God of truth and without injustice; Righteous and upright is He”.
For a just reason, humanity is in a valley of decision, having to make day-by-day decisions concerning their affairs. Humanity lives daily while having the right to choose between deceptions or receiving the truth. Truth is always present, because through the blood of Jesus Christ, His death on the cross and His resurrection, salvation is available to all who would accept and receive Him, the one who is truth. Hosea 14:9 shouts out, “Who is wise? Let him understand these things. Who is prudent? Let him know them. For the ways of the Lord are right; the righteous walk in them, but transgressors stumble in them”. In this verse, clearly knowing God and His ways, and following Him to know righteousness will lead that person away from the realm of chaos and destruction.
Again, we ask, what has and is deception accomplishing for humanity? One main position that has remained constant is a continual removal from God’s ways. This is the condition of falling short of the mind, the thoughts and the ways of God and robs the vessel of their God purposed inheritance as stated by Him for His creation. This stated inheritance, when received, places man into a much higher standard of existence. Isaiah 55:8-9 speaks to say, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts”.
In giving consideration to all that the deceived mind of man misses, we should consider God’s ways and His thoughts. God’s ways are a light of understanding that comes from God and is more powerful than the darkness of deception. This means that truth is stronger than error. In truth, God’s grace is stronger than the sin nature that abides in the heart. Included in God’s ways is the right to receive the power of the Holy Spirit that is more powerful than all the deceptive ways of satanic forces that desire to deceive humankind. Through the blood, the cross and the resurrection, God’s ways enable Him to not only cleanse man’s stain of sin but to also restore unto the receiving vessel a resurrected spirit, a resurrected soul, and then a resurrected body. Rom. 11:33 states, “Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out”!
With the deception of lies having swallowed up most of the world’s populace, they have blinded the minds and hearts of humanity to the only antidote made available. This antidote is not in the words of lying politicians; it is not in perverted educational systems, nor is it in the arenas of corrupt economics nor deceiving religions. These all are purposed to rob the people of their true freedoms in life, which are a life filled with joy, peace, contentment, satisfaction, love and an overall fulfilled life. These enjoyments come only from truth and truth alone. Thus, the antidote needed is the truth that only comes from God and Him alone. This truth reveals the simplicity of the needed sacrifice given for the fallen nature of fallen man.
Fallen man only knows a world filled with the like-kind birthing of one generation after another. Becoming vessels that only know the miserable deception of a fallen soul (meaning man’s mind, will, emotions and desires remaining unregenerate), filling the earth with chaos and destruction. However, in God’s love for His creation, what humanity could not supply for himself God has made a pathway of provision. The provision is the giving of His first begotten Son as a sacrifice for all receiving humanity, and the removal from their drive for deception. In the Son alone, these are able to partake of the sacrifice of truth. This truth, given to all who would receive Him, in that humanity might be set free from the present tense world of deception.
How is this possible when most seem to dwell in the darkness of the big lie? This lie is that which makes up this world of deception? But through the sacrifice of Jesus, those who would desire Him can receive God’s antidote. 1 Peter 1:22 shares, “Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart”. How is this possible? The antidote (Jesus Christ) is that which God alone can apply as He brings restoration concerning a newborn experience. This experience enables man to die progressively to the old corrupt deceitful nature and know resurrection into the nature of Christ. This is the Christ that desires to find a place within the soul of the man, becoming God’s new created man. This speaks of repentance of the sin nature through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
An entering into God’s world is:
- A being saved from committed sins by the confession of those sins and receiving the needed cleansing as it comes from God by the blood, which was shed on our behalf by Jesus. This act of confession and receiving opens the door for God’s Spirit to dwell within us and to fill our spirit. We, separated from Him in our fallen condition, but now a human spirit that is alive unto God as He fills our heart through that shed blood of His Son Jesus Christ.
- The forgiveness of sins and the receiving of Gods Spirit within the soul opens the door to the realm of our character. The Spirit of God embarks upon the journey, which is the saving of the fallen soul, the character of man. In this, man becomes acquainted with the newfound truth from God; he then begins to know a deliverance from the sin nature—the old sin nature filled with the lies and deception this corrupt world which molded the man. Herein, the cross crucifies daily that old nature as, line upon line; precept upon precept, the Holy Spirit enlightens man to the truth and the power of Christ crucifixion. The cross of Christ brings forth the final deliverance for the fallen soul, the sin nature, which will then cause man to know completeness in Christ as a new natured man, his soul resurrected into a new living soul.
- Herein, the resurrection that has been working in man’s spirit shall also resurrect the soul to become a new natured vessel that moves only in the mind of Christ and the will of God, along with the emotions and the desires of God. This new natured vessel is to resurrect into Christ until he finally knows the complete renewing of the body. This is a new body, which puts man into the category of being one of incorruption and immortality, therein a life, which enables man to live in God’s kingdom world eternally.
1 Peter 1:23 states, “Having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever”.