It is evident that a God exists, but this is not the case for many people today. Jesus is the most popular figure in the world, but despite this, many reject his teachings. Why is this crucial truth hidden from the eyes of the world? Today we will explore how deep the rabbit hole of illusions and deceptions goes and how elusive the truth is, especially when listening to the world.
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.2 Corinthians 4:4 KJV
The answer to the question is evident in the passage above. Satan, the god of this world, has blinded the eyes of the ones who do not believe in God. That lack of belief has crippled them as they ignore the evidence in front of their faces. Regardless, I will explore this topic and highlight a few reasons why this lack of belief exists.
Most people trudge the well-beaten path of routine. The trajectory of their lives often smothers the exuberance of youth. Many end up living their short existence through the television or in silence, like mice in a cage, some cowering and others scrapping for every morsel on offer—too busy to notice the door is unlocked. Sadly, almost everyone walks the plank of life engrossed in the trappings of this world, consuming the scraps of the earth and medicating through hedonism and greed.
Everyone is under the spell of ambition and wealth acquisition, each searching for fulfilment in the carnal but never reaching it. The people are fed the lie of this existence and, as the fish with the bait, buy into it. They are corralled by institutions and their minions, putting blinders on their eyes to chase the illusions of this world.
8. Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
9. And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wiltMatthew 4:8-9 KJV
falldown and worship me.
If they bow down and worship, they can submit their neck to a burdensome yoke of neverending labour and fleshly rewards.
Who is the god of this world?
The world falls deeper and deeper into debauchery and filth, with everyone fighting for their square of wealth on the chessboard. The world’s narrative causes a downward spiral, but everyone jumps on the carousel for the ride.
Consider the following scenarios.
There are two people discussing poverty, one wearing blue, the protagonist, and the other red, the antagonist. The protagonist favours the Robin Hood redistribution of wealth, while the antagonist favours the poor pulling themselves up by their bootstrap. Here we assume that the protagonist is the good guy.
Consider the leading actress in a romantic film, the pinnacle of loyalty, gorgeous and innocently sensual. She, in the act of complete selflessness, has a one-night stand with her childhood sweetheart to help him out of a spiralling depression. He left the next day with a note of thanks and she went back to her husband. Here, some would say she did an act of compassion to save a soul.
The two scenarios are both the same. The first scenario, despite being on opposite sides of the argument, both embrace the ideology of this world. Stealing from the rich is no better than the impossibility of pulling oneself up by their bootstrap.
The second scenario tugs at your heartstrings with an incredibly romantic story but then the leading actress defiles herself and her marriage in the name of heroic selflessness.
Sin littered as petals using poverty and heroines to trample the commandments of God and saddled subtly into the narrative.
Why do so many people accept what is handed to them on a platter without question? Why do they walk the road conveniently laid out leading straight into the serpent’s mouth? Markedly, fear is paralysis with the hope of no consequence for not standing for what is right.
Be sober, be vigilant;1 Peter 5:8 KJV
becauseyour adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.
Cowardice is not an excuse when facing God. Conquer cowardice by releasing that pride and instinct of self-preservation. Once the focus is squarely placed on God and his desires, pride has no place of refuge.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayers…Matthew 23:14 (KJV)
I have repeatedly seen the need for security and belonging lead many astray. The belly of the beast often swallows women who do not have a robust support system. False teachers deceive them easily with random ideologies and comforts due to their need to belong.
Ideologies such as feminism have caused them to tear down their house with their hands (Proverbs 14:1) and, by extension, destroyed their stability. They destroy the union and the hierarchy put in place by God for their benefit (Ephesians 5:25).
Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth it not: yea,Hosea 7:9 KJV
grayhairs are here and there upon him, yet he knoweth it not.
We are all born into a wicked world with guardians of the exits such as religions, atheism, capitalism and even patriotism. Each says they are the way but are predators blocking the escape to freedom. The world has us in its crosshairs to devour us at the earliest age of innocence when we are ignorant to the serpent’s wiles, leading us away from God.
And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.Revelation 12:4 (KJV)
There is only one way, and Jesus showed us the way. He testified of God, and only God himself must lead you.
Catholicism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Juche, Judaism, Bahai, Spiritism, Shinto, Zoroastrianism, Neo-Paganism, Satanism, Hermeticism, Wicca, Voodoo, Palo, Santeria, Kabbalism alongside Atheism and Agnosticism is a short list of religions and beliefs.
Many people transition between these systems in search of meaning in their lives. Even though their efforts are extensive, they never find peace but instead conflict, dissent, lies, labour, chaos and fulfilment.
The truth of life is not stifling but liberation from carnal oppressive death disguised as life.
28. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.Matthew 11:28-30 (KJV)
Protestant Christianity is born from the foundations of Catholicism. It opposes Catholicism but is only itself a shadow. This similarity is evident in how they conduct their church services and the repetitive rituals and lack of in-depth teachings. If Catholicism is wrong according to Protestant Christianity, then there must be a difference; however, should that difference favour the carnal or based on the word of God?
Religion is not the way to find God, and although there are many flavours, they only try to capture a niche market. They act as a controlled power base with an unsuspecting army congregation which can be roused or dulled into passivity.
Many people would have graduated from the milk stage without the guidance of religion.
The Gospel model
2. And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
3. And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither
staves,nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece.
4. And whatsoever house ye enter into, there
abide,and thence depart.
5. And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.
6. And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healingLuke 9:2-6 (KJV)
The churches today are built on a monetary business model that is not Biblical. Jesus’s commands and death removed the necessity for the Levitical priesthood. If there is no Levitical priesthood, who belonged to God, there is no need for tithing to go to them but to God. The above passage shows the instruction of Jesus. Do not take any more for your journey to teach the gospel; therefore, why is this tithing model still in use?
There are many doctrines taught as foundational that diminish the truth of the scriptures.
- Scripture only (Sola Scriptura)
- Faith only (Sola Fide)
- Grace only (Sola Gratia)
Those three points instil in the congregation many clever deceptions:
- Only the scriptures chosen by the religion are valid.
- Faith, a word describing keeping the commands of God, is no longer an action word. The people no longer take action to keep the commands of God but see faith as just a belief.
- Grace (Ephesians 2:8-9) means that there is no requirement to do anything to attain salvation. Indeed, we cannot attain perfection as God or even come close without God, but if we are to be in his family, we must work for him.
Warped & false wisdom
The enemy uses many means at his disposal; another such means is to warp scripture to hide its true meaning. When these misunderstandings are embedded within people who are told they have wisdom, removing this will prove not easy.
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.2 Corinthians 4:4 (KJV)
The rabbit hole’s entire purpose is to suppress the law of God. The enemy’s goal is to dissuade everyone from keeping the commands of God. Only through God can we obtain life. There is no other place to find fulfilment. Consequently, this is why there is such an onslaught against God.
When all is said and done, many nations will come back to the laws of God (Isaiah 2:3), escaping the rabbit hole.
And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.Micah 4:2 (KJV)
Do not be fooled by the guise that religion represents God because if it did, it would keep the commands of God (Luke 6:46). Do not be fooled by the doctrines of the world because if they knew the truth, the world would not be destroyed now.
When one walks in the great I AM, the Spirit removes all fear of moving forward. No longer is the focus on self or working in the name of the beast despite the urge for self-preservation. Furthermore, there is no inactivity of thought and action but a Spirit-filled soul pouring out the truth of God.
Life and death are not in the hands of the adversary but in the hands of God. Everyone who has found the truth of God must walk boldly in the face of persecution.
Winning the chessboard of strategy requires a depth of complexity and layers of rotten-cored shiny apples to outmanoeuvre and trap a skilled opponent. Bravery, resilience, knowledge and back-to-the-wall determination are elements needed to achieve victory. When the battle is for your life, it is no laughing matter; thus, never take the adversary for granted.
Time is not on our side, and we must choose whether to remain deceived and serve this world or wake up to the truth and God.