The Elect will be the Seduced / Deceived:
Ancient prophets fortold of our time, warning us that everyone, even God’s very elect, would be deceived by religious and or secular leaders that would seduce the people away from God through their “signs and wonders”.
“For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.” Mark 13:22
“For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” Matthew 24:24
The thing that would make such a deception possible would be the people would justify themselves instead of living in accord with God’s laws. If they had only learned, remembered and lived in accord with the first law God gave man (Genesis 1:28), it would have saved them from the deception. Time has proven the “signs” referenced are at least the signs of our times that cause men to give up almost anything to make a little money to meet their debts and imagined needs. The wonders at least include acts of destruction that cause men to do things they normally would not allow (like the passage of unconstitutional acts like: the P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act and the Homeland Security Act). Such destructive acts are far more motivating to most people than miracles.
Regarding the Deception:
“This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.” Matthew 15:8
“Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:” Isaiah. 29:13
Some say these references refer to the hypocrite; but, hypocrites do not honor with their lips; rather, they deceive. Therefore, the people these scriptures refer to are those that actually draw near to the Lord and honor Him; however, they have also removed their hearts far from Him, which at first glance may seem hypocritical; but, imagine what would happen if those people had been seduced into a deception that led their hearts away from God’s way even though they still believed in the necessity of honoring him. Wouldn't such a people still draw near to Him with their mouths?
This is often how people of one religion think of those that follow another. They imagine things like, “Those people believe what they are doing is right, but they do not have the true religion, like we do.”
Isaiah added, “…and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men”. So it is, even those that appear devout in their faith may have been deceived; for that is the very nature of seduction. People are led by their bieliefs and their circumstances into situations where their paths change; even though they fail to notice the deception. Thus, these scriptural warnings are profound. Fortunately, the Lord provided us with a mechanical test to prove the deception.
The Mechanical Test:
The beauty of a mechanical test is, the test can be run regardless of whether the party being tested has been deceived. Thus, the deceived can run the test on themselves to discover the deception.
“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Matthew 6:21
Though these verses apply to spiritual matters as well, for the purpose of this Mechanical Test to properly show the deception in question, we here recognize the “treasure” referenced is the material things of life, like: money, real estate, cars, investments and or any other physical property that can be owned and considered as part of “your treasure”.
To discover “where your treasure is”, follow these steps:
- Compose a Treasure List, including all of the physical properties and possessions you own or are in the process of buying. This can be limited to the clothes on your back (if that is all you own) or it may include trillions of dollars in assets—not the least of which may be your home, your car, bank accounts, investments and or other property.
- Now sort the list from the most valuable to the least; this point is not too critical, so long as the things at the top of the list have entitlement documents like the Title or Deed to some real property or a car's title. What we are after here is documentation that says you are the owner.
- Now notice the name on that documentation and also notice the taxpayer identification number (TIN) respective to that name. If the TIN is not listed, then look to the source of the funds that paid for the thing you own and notice the TIN on the bank account, credit card account or other resource from whence those funds came.
- According to Social Security Administration (SSA) publictions, ‘the Social Security number uniquely distinguishes the taxpayer from people’; and, the taxpayer is an agency (Trust) of the United States Government. (If you did not know this before now, you need to read Myth 22.)
Thus, the deception is easily recognized; the facts of this Mechanical Test prove the things you listed on your Treasure List do not actually belong to you; rather, they belong to the taxpayer; which taxpayer is literally defined in law as a Trust; that is, a business agency of the corporate United States Government. This is quite interesting especially considering the warning Matthew provided a verse later:
“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” Matthew 6:24
So, who or what is this “mammon”?
The word was originally derived from the Hebrew word מָמוֹן, which can be transliterated as, "money". However, by New Testament times the word’s usage generally followed more towards the Aramaic transliteration, which suggests the service of riches as if they have become a god; wherein, people begin to worship this god of riches and structure their lives and society around it. They seek their security, even their salvation, by and in it. Accordingly, once a society is so formed the controller over it would certainly qualify to be called “Mammon”.
Looking at the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) control over virtually every nation of the world’s national debt, it would certainly qualify for that title. Considering the facts that: in the 1945 Bretton Woods Agreement, the Corp. U.S. President gained control over the governors and general managers of the IMF; the Corp. U.S. “National Debt” is owed to the IMF; and, said taxpayers are allegedly obligated to pay said Debt through Corp. U.S.' taxes. Therefore, it is certainly reasonable to recognize such taxpayers (the SSA created trusts) as supporters of what the ancient prophets called Mammon. Even if they continue to worship God by drawing near to God with their lips, so long as they continue to structure their lives and society around the taxpayer they remain devoted to the service of Mammon.
Therefore, if we spend most of our time developing, manipulating, using and enjoying the resources of that agency Trust (as if they were our own), then we are at least serving that master. Accordingly, though through our religious and spiritual pursuits, we may draw near to God and honor Him with our lips our temporary service and our offerings, so long as we spend most of our time devoted to developing resources for mammon through its agency (Trust etc.) we have been seduced and we are operating under that deception.
“No man can serve two masters… . Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” Matthew 6:24
If these matters concern you, we invite you to contact us on our Open Forum to share your thoughts; through that source, we can easily help you learn how to recover from the deception.
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