In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.
In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.
The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
In the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself. 2 He was [continually existing] in the beginning [co-eternally] with God.
3 All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him not even one thing was made that has come into being. 4 In Him was life [and the power to bestow life], and the life was the Light of men.
5 The Light shines on in the darkness, and the darkness did not understand it or overpower it or appropriate it or absorb it [and is unreceptive to it].
There are many, many distractions that Satan puts before us on our short existence on planet earth.
It is in order to divert us AWAY from the Living Word of God, our only Lifeline in this turbulent, dangerous and dark world.
Riches, woman, man, religion, career, self, anything we put before God becomes and idol, and you cannot serve two masters no matter what anyone tells you in some commentary or latest book tells you.
For now I want to focus on the Religion /Pride, snare of Satan
The followers of the false prophet Joseph Smith have their Book of Moron which they unwisely add to the complete revelation of God, the Bible, Aleph to Tav, Alpha to Omega, the Beginning to the End, Word of God. What a distraction it is away from the Word of God. That devil is crafty and clever indeed, he’s seduced millions.
There was a time when the Catholics forbade those they intentionally kept in darkness from reading the Bible and they kept it in Latin so that the uneducated could not access the Light of the Word.
Today, they won’t burn you at the stake for possessing a Bible or reading it, but they will tell you that you are not trained (too stupid) to understand what God means in his word.
This has given them the darkness authority to twist it’s meaning to fit their bondage to them religion instead of serving God.
As and ex-Catholic, I see how this paganized form of Christianity usurps the Word of God and makes it of none effect with their many false teachings and their “Catechism.”
With their many saints and idols, Jesus the WORD gets a poor reception behind them and Mary.
To get an idea of why I hate religion, but love Jesus;
The false prophet Mohammed came up with a diabolical Satanic diversion away from the Living Word of God with the Koran.
The pride of Lucifer is hard to miss in this cult that has a god who is so weak that they have to do the heavy lifting for allah who is away, asleep somewhere. Truly the fruits of darkness are evident daily across the earth as they create mayhem everywhere this false religion is.
This is why the Arab and Islamic world is in so much darkness and turmoil today.
The Jews rely too much on their sages and Rabbi’s to understand what God’s word says and too little on seeking the LORD alone for understanding the Tanakh, another clever diversion from the Word of GOD.
Too many Christian’s have the same problem with these diversions that Satan puts up to obscure and confuse them AWAY from the WORD of God.
The commentaries have replaced Holy Spirit led teaching and understanding.
The many books have brought in false teaching like the early rapture of the saints which has weakened the Church and made it unprepared for the coming night.
Powerlessness, confusion and division is the order of the day for the deceived and the ignorant, backslid church.
Too many choose to listen to experts and religious men instead of the only teacher we need.
But the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will help you remember everything that I have told you.
This is how easily Satan has led billions of deceived souls away from the Way the Truth and the Life, the living word of God.
Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart And do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him, And He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way]. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord [with reverent awe and obedience] and turn [entirely] away from evil.
has been a life saver for me in my walk on this earth.
So many voices, so many books, so much confusion, so much deception, but the LORD made my path clear because he taught me to trust Him alone.
He’s the best teacher just as He is the forgiver of all my sins and the one who paid the price for my sins. The sinless, spotless Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.
The sad part in all of this is man’s stubborn pride, rather than admit they are wrong, and have been deceived, they hold on to the worthless lie. Pride keeps him from humbling himself before God and will separate Him from God for eternity..
But there are some humble Mormon’s, Catholic’s, Jews, Christian’s, Muslims out there who will seek the Living Word and come to know His love for them and be freed from religious enslavement that does not save.
Satan’s Last Stand
The world system that lies in darkness will tell you; all roads lead to God and Muslims worship the same God as Jews and Christians.
The false prophets and false teachers and lying politicians all push these lies in order to birth a false unity in their Utopian dream birthed in hell of a Global Government where Satan usurps God and is worshiped as God.
That is where we are headed.
It’s going to be short lived just like the first Tower of Babel, because God is going to mess up their plans and bring judgment on wicked of rebel planet earth!
“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
The primary reason is pride, too fat with pride to fit thru the narrow gate, to stubborn with pride to turn away from the sin that destroys so many.
Jesus is the Stone, the Chief Cornerstone that holds everything together.
Jesus asked them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures:
‘The [very] Stone which the builders rejected and threw away, Has become the chief Cornerstone; This is the Lord’s doing, And it is marvelous and wonderful in our eyes’?
43 Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to [another] people who will produce the fruit of it.
44 And he who falls on this Stone will be broken to pieces; but he on whom it falls will be crushed.”
The only way to meet Jesus is broken, self has to die and He must reign supreme, Lord of all.
Those who reject Him will be crushed on judgment day, the last day, because their sins were not covered paid for by the blood of Jesus Christ.
It is a fearful thing to stand before God on your own, in your flesh of sin and pride, religious pride.