Truth Averse

Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. 
(John 17:17, KJV)

Today or at least this AM, we are taking a break from the news and looking at the issue of truth.

The passage above from John, I think is most telling in its simplicity. This was always a mark of John's gospel and his letters. In their simple style and humble phrasing  they are still some of the most poignant and hard hitting truth's of the gospel.  In the above passage, Christ defines what Truth is. God's word that is the truth. The reality, existence and power of God. That is truth. What God expects of his and what he has revealed about himself in his word, that is truth. The above passage is part of a long prayer that Christ made for his disciples before the cross. Christ knew his hour had come and that he had to get his disciples ready for their work when he was gone. But in order to be of use to God, one must be sanctified, consecrated or set apart for his work. The Greek for sanctify is this one.

The key here in this passage is two fold. Truth - real truth is a key part of holiness. To know, understand and live the truth of God. What is that Truth? It is personified in the person and work of Jesus Christ.

Jesus saith unto him,
I am the way, the truth, and the life:

no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 
(John 14:6, KJV)

God revealed key portions of his truth to Abraham, Moses and the prophets. But God's whole revelation to mankind had its culmination in the work of Christ. God made his words and his truth in many places in the New Testament in a very simple, easily accessible form so that people of all walks of life could understand the simplicity of the Gospel -  that God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son so that we who believe on him may not perish but have life everlasting.

But the truth is a hard thing. It is singular. There is only one truth. There are many lies and this is where the devil gets his power. It comes from the power of confusion and doubt. A person who does not like a particular truth is a prime candidate for deceit. When disinformants and spin-meisters come on the tube, their job is invariably to spin events in such a ways as to keep a person from the Truth and in a mental corral, where they can be controlled and manipulated.

They have a hundred different 'spins' and an army of alternative 'fact' makers who help them create and sustain various narratives that are designed specifically to lead you away from the truth about any given situation. On a spiritual level, it's the same thing. There are hundreds of different religions, sects and denominations. There are even more philosophies and pseudo spiritual views that are held my many who dwell here on earth.

Satan loves religion. It's his best known and most important subject and field of endeavor.  I know this because I know how who some of the people are whose job it is to mis and disinform Christians using their jobs in the Intelligence Community. They spread lies and disinformation and they did that to me, frittering away 20+ years of friendship on the alter of false narratives, Islamic narratives, lies and later a set up.

I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth,
but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth. 
(1 John 2:21, KJV)

Because today, there is so much effort and money being spent to spread lies, disinformation and false narratives, I want to take a little time today to talk about this phenomenon and why so many of the devils minions are working so very hard to move people away from the Truth... any truth. In short, it is so that lies can be enthroned and the father of lies can one day reign.

His whole M.O. will be to lie, mock the truth and blaspheme him who is the ultimate truth and sits on the throne of heaven. When we come to the final 42 month system, we see the false prophet (clearly some kind of religious figure) whose job it is to Blaspheme God or if we put it another way, show supreme contempt for the source of all truth, God.

And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies;
and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name,
and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them:
and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues,
and nations.
(Rev 13:5-7)

So we see that this whole idea of falsehoods, blasphemy and the false (lying) prophet in the last days has its linkages. But in order for that wicked man to be revealed and that system to be put in place, the world must be prepared to accept the big lie. How do you do that?

With a Thousand little lies!

When people believe and act on lies... this is the devils main purpose. To lead people away from the truth any truth. Truth is his enemy always has been so the ammunition in his arsenal comprise of things like falsehoods, mockery of the truth, misdirection, important omissions of key information to lend credence to a false narrative etc. These are tools that are used to move people away from the truth. Once that happens, a carefully prepared lie can then be put forward that can be bolstered by the foundation of misdirections, mockery and false facts that he has and is so adeptly preparing for the world to accept at the proper time.  I think the idea and principle of this is set down with striking clarity by the Angel who gave the vision to the Prophet Daniel.

And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great,
toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land.  And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them. 
Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the
daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down. 
And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression,
 and it cast down the truth to the ground;
and it practised, and prospered.

(Daniel 8:9-12 [KJVA])

We are not going to try and identify this little horn here. No rather we are going to look at a part of how it operates. First of all we note it's arrogance. It stamps on a host of stars to the ground. Stars are symbolic of both Angels and saints. He takes away the daily sacrifice (forbids the worship of the true God), he magnifies or glorifies himself. The word for magnify in this passage is this one.

A primitive root; properly to twist (compare H1434), that is, to be (causatively make) large (in various senses, as in body, mind, estate or honor, also in pride): - advance, boast, bring up, exceed, excellent, be (-come, do, give, make, wax), great (-er, come to . . estate, + things), grow (up), increase, lift up, magnify (-ifical), be much set by, nourish (up), pass, promote, proudly [spoken], tower.
Total KJV occurrences: 115

The major take away here is that
1. It attacks and casts down the Host of God
2. It is arrogant and glorifies itself and temporarily prospers in so doing.
3. It is truth averse and seeks to destroy it.
4. It seeks to destroy the true worship of God.
In this system that is coming, the truth is the enemy. The truth of God even the truth about our times. Why? Because any real truth leads one to new truths. Truth in this respect is like a path, a way. Once you find the Truth, more truths are opened up to you and the more open you are to it, the more of it you find.

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
(John 14:16)

Consequently, the powers that be who are under the inspiration of the evil one work overtime to undermine truth wherever it is found.

Many secularists even now are decrying the lack of truth in our Media. Look at Dr. Roberts and what he has to say. ConsortiumNews has a piece today along similar lines.  Even those who know not God but still have a conscience and don't like being had and manipulated understand a key part of the battle that the world is in right now. It is a battle that the devil is winning and one that will bring him a temporary victory when he can gain control of much of the world for that brief period of time, via deceit.

The powers of deceit? Brothers we can see them now in our news reporting and readers here do not need me to point out these things today. When the Apostle Paul laid out how the man of sin would come onto the scene the concepts of lies and deceit  are clearly and methodically spelled out.

And then shall that Wicked be revealed,
whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth,
and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming
is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish;
because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion,
that they should believe a lie:
That they all might be damned who believed not the truth,
but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
(2Th 2:8-12)

So here we see a very similar theme. Something very wicked gets revealed and is able to garner considerable power here on earth. It uses lies (lying wonders) to accomplish its ends. It is incredibly deceptive and is targeting whom? Those who are Truth Averse or as Paul put it, 'received not the love of the truth'.

Think about some of the evil things that have come out recently. The CIA being able to create a false trail evidence of cyber-attacks to blame someone else. The whole purpose? To lie and blame someone else for the evil that they do. Wickedness in the form of a government agency as well as deceit.

“We’ll Know Our Disinformation Program Is Complete
When Everything the American Public Believes Is False.”
- William Casey, CIA director
(quote has been hotly attempted to be debunked
but some those who were in the room at the time make it plain, Casey said it.)

Just so you know, The deep state does run many of the Internet's Debunking sites, mostly to debunk things they don't want out in the general population, like the quote above.

Narrative Control? Again, we see the same kinds of things out here daily in our media. The whole idea is to avert ones eyes to the truth and focus on a narrative that gives someone else money and power.

This ultimately is the power of the devil. He builds his kingdom lie upon lie, deceit upon deceit until the mass of humanity is ready to accept the him and the one he chooses to lead mankind into God's holy judgment.

In these dark times and the darker ones that are coming, it is going to be exceptionally difficult to find the truth and even harder for truth tellers to be able to do it. It is already pretty hard.  Look at the crap they tried to pull on me! But my God protected me from their satanic/racist and Islamic stratagems. But as the days pass it will be even more difficult. The last days are marked by considerable spiritual darkness. A man cannot see in the dark and this is one reason why the devil gets so much power. It's easy to mislead a person into a chasm if he is blindfolded and bumping around in deep dark cave. But if there is light and his eyes are open, deceiving him into falling into such a crevasse is much more difficult.

This is why we as Christians need light - a real light in these times. We must see where we are going and the only way to do that in dark times is with God's word.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,
and a light unto my path.
(Psa 119:105)

Do you want to know which way to go? Where to walk and how best to get where God wants you to go? Go to the word. God will guide those who earnestly seek his guidance and his ways. How did Christ put it?

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying,
I am the light of the world:
he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness,
 but shall have the light of life.
(Joh 8:12)

Brothers and sisters. The times are getting darker and if we are seeing more and more stories even from main stream sources of a 'post truth' news media, it is because that really is what is happening. Truth no longer sells newsprint or ads. Lies, falsehoods, hate, emotion, fear, anger and sex... we mustn't forget sex... these are what the people want. It does not matter if what is said is even half true. Does it elicit a fiery emotional reaction? Does it lend support to a narrative? This is what we see in our reporting these days.

In a post truth age, we need Gods word even more. That and access to good information and perspective. Without it we will not know what is going on nor fully understand the times we are in as our Lord told us to do.

We will be looking to the east when what the Lord wants us to see is in the west.

May God grant all who read this wisdom, light, peace and understanding in these most deceptive times.

In Christ,

Brother Mark

April 2017

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