THE LOVE OF MONEY
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CONTRAST THAT DEMANDS A DECISION
In the ways of Yahweh, there is always the contrast of right and wrong, even good and evil. But with a serpent hanging around in the tree, to his purposes that contrast often becomes befuddled, vague, and even to the acclaim of the inhabiting one, reversed! Good becomes evil, and evil becomes good (Isaiah 5:20). Such is the case with the tree of the knowledge of good and evil of Christianity. But, in closing this decisive writing, we are going to bring clarity to that contrast - for your good, or for your destruction.
Yahshua said - "And if any one hears My sayings, and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. He who rejects Me, and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day" (John 12:47-48).
We have already seen what Yahshua clearly spoke about how to receive the kingdom of God - "sell all"! So what clearer word is needed from Him on this matter? These are the words that will judge us in the last day (and not us His words).
Peter, the apostle of the first Remnant who had been under the covering of holding all things in common, saw the breach of Christianity starting to take place in the church and wrote:
But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them (even denying His teachings of holding all things in common), bringing swift destruction upon themselves. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned (they left their first love); and in their greed they will exploit you with false words ....
For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error, promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved (2 Peter 2:1-3 and 18-19).
Considering what Yahshua said regarding how to receive the kingdom of God, and what His disciples practiced while He was here and for the first year and a half following Pentecost, is not what Peter warned here the very threat to one keeping Yahshua's teachings - becoming enticed by fleshly desires, even ensnared in the work-a-day world? When one contrasts that which Yahshua said to any other alternative, whether it be the mere continuation of a job so humble as being a mere fisherman, or a rich young ruler, the deleterious factor is to be enticed and entangled in fleshly desires. "You cannot serve God and mammon."
Let us consider something very sobering for a moment. Did you know that the word "antichrist" used in 1 and 2 John, has a meaning that is quite different from the connotation of the word used here? The word "anti" in the Greek is actually never used to mean "against," as it implies today. For example, here is the identical Greek word used in another sentence. See if you can find it. "But when he (Joseph) heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there" (Matthew 2:22). Did you find the Greek word "anti" used here? It is translated "in place of," which is actually the true meaning of this Greek word, and not "against." Did this mean that Archelaus was against his deceased father? Of course not; he simply took his place.
How about in the following verse; find the word "anti" once again. "For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife" (Ephesians 5:31). Did you find it? Here "anti" is translated "cause," and carries with it once again the actual meaning of "in place of" - "For a man shall, in place of being with his father and mother, cleave to his wife." Does this mean that the son is against his father and mother - an "antiparent"? Obviously not; but he is now with his wife instead of being with his parents.
So what then is the spirit of "antichrist"? In the first place, one cannot even say that word without losing its true meaning, so let's say it more accurately so as to reflect the true meaning (though not quite as spectacular) - "in place of Christ." This "in place of Christ" thus does not mean that one is against Christ, but in fact one who is simply in pursuit of something that is "in place of Christ" and His teachings. And as John said immediately after Yahshua was caught up into heaven - "just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have arisen" (1 John 2:18). Though "antichrist" may be used as a noun, particularly in popular fiction teachings regarding the end times, in actuality it is the spirit of Satan that from the beginning of the church has placed teachings and plans out there for Christians to take in that take the place of Yahshua and His true teachings and ways - "in place of Christ."
Case in point. I have written that we are now in the test of Carmel, in which there are three participants - latter rain Christianity, the nation called Israel, and the second Remnant. Clearly this contest of Carmel, in which it will be determined who will ascend alive, began in 1948. So while Yahshua is looking for a people who by the faith of a mustard seed will move the mount of transfiguration, what is it that latter rain Christianity has pursued? Instead of teaching the words of Yahshua, they teach something "in place of" His teachings - "seed faith giving" and prosperity. Thus the faith movement goes after wealth, that which belongs to another (Satan), even the kingdom of this world (out from which they will thus not ascend). This teaching however is quite fitting, for there must be a contest of opposites at Carmel that is wholly conclusive and decisive. What are these opposites? It is a very clear distinction - Yahshua's teaching that one must divest himself of his worldly possessions and use them to obtain eternal dwellings, vs. giving a "seed" of your wealth to Christianity so that you can receive back more money and possessions. Is there any clearer contrast or test?
Thus what we find is that what Christianity is teaching at a breakneck pace (including fiction end time teachings), is in fact "in place of Christ." Anyone who embraces the teachings of Christianity regarding prosperity is in fact "antichrist," for unquestionably it is a teaching that is entirely opposite and clearly in place of the teachings of Yahshua!
I like Satan's antics some time; they can be very helpful in affirming the will of Yahweh, providing us confidence that the way we are going is correct. All you have to do is to see what Satan is doing, and you know that the opposite is true. SO, what greater evidence do we need that what we are doing in the second Remnant is right, than Christianity's teachings on prosperity? All one has to do is to look at Christianity and see what "in place of Christ" teachings Satan is putting out there, and do the opposite.
Come on, what do you expect from a devil? He is classic deceiver, the original, the best, and do you expect him to do something so obvious as what these widely acclaimed and accepted false teachers are saying about money and a "beast"/"antichrist" coming onto the scene? Absolutely not! He is the fox, and he knows very well how to steal the grapes/the fruit of the kingdom in Christianity, and he does it by slight of hand in the church's teachings. All he has to do, and has done, is to get Christians so enamored with science fiction theology regarding the end times, or even worse prosperity theology, so as to distract them and mislead them from the real teachings of Yahshua. He knows what it is going to take to defeat him, so he builds a counter plan. And clear and simple, his plan works!
At breakneck speed, Satan has Christians going after these false movies and books on the "beast" and "antichrist" and "end times" that provide deceiving lies that are "in place of Christ's" truth. At breakneck speed, Satan has Christians going after prosperity teachings that clearly are "in place of Christ's" teachings. While they falsely teach that the "antichrist" is born and will come upon the scene any time now, they are in fact the "antichrist" themselves!
Come on now, what kind of devil do you think is out there? He has performed in Christianity exactly that which he has desired, and that is to get Christians off on things that are "in place of" the truth. He's the father of lies, the god of this world, and Christians have swallowed his teachings hook, line, and sinker, even the whole rod and reel, and boat and motor as well! They have taken this in like it's all true - the gospel! But in fact, it is "in place of Christ"!
"How long will you hesitate between two opinions?," asked Elijah on Mount Carmel. This is the choice that you will make. You will either stay in Christianity and be a part of their religious sham, or you will sell all and separate yourself from their perilous path and embrace the teachings of Yahshua. The choice is yours. And do not be deceived - there is no middle ground! I don't care if you don't buy into these teachings, this is Christianity and you are either a part of it, or you are not. Christianity is "in place of Christ" in their teachings, evidenced by 22,000 denominations, and there is only one place that work is going - to the sea of death!
This is your choice! "How long will you hesitate between two opinions!" Not three opinions, not four; but only two! You will either follow the blind and deceived body of Christ, or you will follow the truth that the Spirit is bringing to us for our deliverance just before the return of Yahshua. There is a clear and decisive contrast here - Yahshua, or the world. "Yet to this day Yahweh has not given you a heart to know, nor eyes to see, nor ears to hear" (Deuteronomy 29:4). These are the words of Moses describing those who were in the wilderness period of the sons of Israel; but in fact, they are the words that describe the wilderness period of the church that kingdom man has been in for 2,000 years, evidenced even now with its contrasting "in place of Christ" teachings. Christians have not a heart to know nor eyes to see nor ears to hear, and even as Yahshua warned, the blind lead the blind. Who will you follow; you have two choices.
Satan provides a covering over this world, and it has its root in finances - the love of money. In closing, we are going to hit the nail right on the head. Either you remain under the governmental covering of Satan and continue to follow in his commerce, that which belongs to him, and remain on this earth; or, you pass through the way of escape and sell everything and come under the covering of holding all things in common, removing yourself from this earth, and ascend alive. There is no other alternative, there is no middle ground. Satan has done a GRAND job in confirming the contrast, and the choice is now yours - Satan and his worldly system which prevails in Christianity, or Yahshua and His clear teachings which the second Remnant embraces. What is your decision? And remember, indecision is a decision by default.
When Thomas, the Remnant twin, believed,
"Because you (the first Remnant) have seen Me,
have you believed?
Blessed are the ones who do not see (the second Remnant)
Blessed of Yahweh are you, believing second Remnant!
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