Today, as always some very serious battle lines have been drawn. The small ones might just covers your personal life but the huge fight is one that pertains to the Great Holy One in the spiritual realms. This not even exempt ordinary men for this all about you and your eternal future in which Christ Jesus had fought victoriously. Ever since, evils eagerly fight for all the great claims of Jesus about Himself but always defeated. Haven’t you wonder why they never stop battling Jesus? Dismantling the Power of the Cross and His blood? Still trying to erase all truths in the consciousness of the people created by God? Better be ready and equipped to face this battle or be deceived by the enemy.
THE WARNINGS OF JESUS: BEWARE OF THE TEACHING OF THE PHARISEES AND SADDUCEES
“Then understood they that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the TEACHINGS OF THE PHARISEES AND SADDUCEES.” Matthew 16:12 ASV
During the ministry of Jesus with the people, the evil minions never leave His side. His concern was with His followers to succeed in this battle. His warnings are very relevant as of today’s generation. The Sadducees and Pharisees were long-standing enemies, and the fact that they came together against Jesus shows they regarded Him as a serious threat.“It is an extraordinary phenomenon to find a combination of the Pharisees and Sadducees. They stood for both beliefs and policies which were diametrically opposed.” (Barclay). The Pharisees were not a political party and were prepared to live under any government that would leave them alone to practice their religion the way they wanted to; the Sadducees were aristocrats and collaborated with the Romans to keep their wealth and power. The leaven was referred to in an evil sense. It was the starter that they would use to leaven their loaves of bread. It caused the rising by deterioration and decay, and so it’s been a type of sin, or hypocrisy in their teachings. In this case He said, “beware of the leaven of the Pharisees”, which is hypocrisy, and the deceptions in their teaching, (David Guzik). These people still linger and there are so many of them hiding in secret societies and establishments. Hired by satan to dismantle the claims of Jesus in the hearts of all His followers.
JESUS THE ONLY WAY:
“And whither I GO, ye know the WAY.”John 14:4 ASV
“And if I GO and prepare a place for you, I come again, and will receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I GO, ye know the WAY.”John 14:3-4 ASV
“No one comes to the Father except through Me”: Jesus made this remarkable statement, claiming that He was the ONLY WAY TO GOD. In this He set aside and dismantling the temple buildings and its rituals, traditions that they extremely follow ceremonially, as well as other religions past and present and those worldly ways satan offered to all. When God sent His Only Son into this fallen world, He has given us the free WAY for all to come back to Him and have eternal life. Jesus Christ is the Way, the Highway spoken of in Isa. 35:8: “And a HIGHWAY shall be there, and a WAY, and it shall be called The WAY of HOLINESS; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for the redeemed: the wayfaring men, yea fools, shall not err therein.” Isaiah 35:8 ASV
Nevertheless, this is a consistent theme in the Bible. The Ten Commandments begin, “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me” (Exodus 20:2-3). Throughout the Old Testament God denounced and mocked the supposed gods, graven images of saints and others forms they worshipped (Isaiah 41:21-29; 1 Kings 18:19-40). The Bible consistently presents the One True God, and Jesus is consistently presented as theONLY TRUE WAY TO THE ONE TRUE GOD. Jesus didn’t say that He would show us a way; He said that “HE IS THE WAY”. There’s only one road to God, and He Himself was that road. There is no middle ground available for the enemy to construct. He is the beginning, the middle, and the end of the ROAD. In him we must set out, go on, and finish surely the journey of life. ( David Guzik).
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” Revelation 22:13 ASV
JESUS THE TRUTH:
“If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.” John14:7.
To know Jesus is to know God. To believe in Jesus is to accept the Truth. He didn’t promise to teach us a Truth; He said that “He is the TRUTH”. Those Sadducees and Pharisees who still linger in variety of forms today would not believe this very Truth. They’re still searching for the truth and the evils are eager to offer them their LIES. Many issues in life in which people are having a hard times believing in God’s Words. As Jesus claimed He is the Healer as shown in His healing ministry yet people lined up to man made synthetic lab grown medicine (a dictated treatment protocol) and even modified foods instead on turning to what God has provided in nature and self body cleansing. As Jesus also claimed : “I will give you Peace that the world cannot give”, yet the faithless people are seeking peace and happiness in the world, in the trickeries and irresistible ways of the devil. All these evil manipulations are destroying the creation and aiming to dismantle the claims and presence of Jesus in your heart. Jesus should be the Foundation of our Faith for us not to be misled in this battle of Truth and Lies: “For other foundation can no man lay than that which is laid, which is JESUS CHRIST.” 1 Corinthians 3:11 ASV
As truth is opposed to falsehood and error; the doctrine of Christ is true doctrine. When we enquire for truth, the truth as it is in Jesus. As truth is opposed to fallacy and deceit; he is true to all that trust in him, as true as truth itself, 2 Co. 1:20. Everywhere TRUTH WERE BEING HEARD AND THE TRUTH WAS BEING SAID! A lot of Godly people: Doctors, journalists, teachers, lawyers, politicians, preachers even ordinary citizens: drivers, parents, youths, neighbors and friends are standing for the truth, sharing the Truth about Jesus already. Some of those faithful were silenced but the Truth prevails the more. We all see it, witness and we are all living it… and they these evils driven people still dare to lie to us in our faces which misled the faithless herd. We have watched a steady decline in the truth being told by those in authority, in power, with wealth and in the churches. This decline started long ago and began in the garden of Eden. It is what the devil does best. Jesus said the devil was a liar and the author of it. So it will always be with us as long as the devil is free to roam this earth which he is the ruler of.
Our mind processes information based on what we have been taught, experienced, seen, and/or what we have been told by others that we believed to be true. Many have been easily influenced by other peoples opinions of other people, places and things that they are not as familiar with as the one sharing the information is. Therefore we rely on others to be honest. But what if they aren’t? Today people are bombarded with so much information and much of it is propaganda. Without discernment we automatically believe it all. Because of all the lies and lawlessness our world has been turned upside down. The Associated Press “AP” is a news affiliate who gathers the current world news and sends that out to all news formats. If at times it sounds like they are all reading the same scripts…it is because they are.
Social media operates from the same processes. We see what the associated press and other reputable sources are saying and we print or broadcast via the many modes of media and online networking available (via internet, I-phones, I-pads, etc.). With advances in technology, particularly the internet, the role and style of AP reporting has evolved. Thus, the AP has maintained its position as the preeminent world news agency. They are known for doing more to inform and educate the public about current events than any other single organization. So controlling the news was very important to Big Industry Tycoons in the North. And the Southern Plantation Owners had their motivations as well. That is actually called propaganda. Control the narrative and you control the people… spreading the lies is certainly a work of the devil. https://diannemarshallreport.com/truth-versus-propaganda
“for the words which thou gavest me I have given unto them; and they received them, and knew of a truth that I came forth from thee, and they believed that thou didst send me. I pray not that thou shouldest take them from the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth: thy word is truth.” John 17:8, 15-17 ASV
“For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.”2 Corinthians 13:8 ASV
JESUS IS THE LIFE:
“Even so reckon ye also yourselves to be dead unto sin, but ALIVE unto God in Christ Jesus.” Romans 6:11 ASV
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have ETERNAL LIFE.” John 3:16 ASV
Jesus didn’t offer us the secrets to life; He said that He is the LIFE ; for we are ALIVE unto GOD only in and through Jesus Christ, Rom. 6:11. Christ formed in us is that to our souls which our souls are to our bodies. Christ is the resurrection and the life. Death has no power over Him He conquered it for the remission of our sins and cleansing for all to have eternal life. This expresses a “close union” with Jesus which produces life. The phrase “exactly expresses the process by which a graft becomes united with the life of a tree…The union is of the closest sort, and life from Christ flows through to him” (Morris). This fits in with Jesus’ picture of “abiding- the Vine and the branches” from the book of John 15.
This “close union” is both in His death and in His resurrection. God has both experiences for us. Paul expressed a similar idea for his own life in Philippians 3:10-11: “that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead”. Some are all too ready to be united together in the glory of resurrection, but are unwilling to be united together in His death. Certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection: Our participation in the death of Jesus makes our participation in His resurrection certain. Knowing this, that our old man ; sinful nature was crucified with Him: It happened spiritually when we were identified with Jesus’ death at our salvation. The old man can never be reformed. He must be put to death, and for the believer the old man dies with Jesus on the cross. Our inner being has desires and impulses and passions; these are played out in our mind, in our will, and in our emotions. The flesh is what acts out the inner man.The flesh is a problem in the battle against sin because it has been expertly trained in sinful habits. (David Guzik)
In place of the old man, God gives the believer a NEW LIFE , a new man — a Spirit filled life that is instinctively obedient and pleasing to God; this the indwelling of the Holy Spirit which makes man the “temple of God” where the Holy Ghost dwells. 1Corinthians 3:16-17. 16 “Know you not that you are the TEMPLE OF GOD, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 17 If any man defile the TEMPLE OF GOD, him shall God destroy; for the TEMPLE OF GOD is HOLY, which temple you are”. This aspect of our person is that which was raised with Jesus Christ in His resurrection. A New Life is impossible Without Jesus’ death on the cross and the shedding of His blood, for He is the Life. As Jesus’ said: “ no one comes to the Father except through Me,” because by believing on Jesus one will not perish but have an EVERLASTING LIFE.
Rom 6:5-10 KJV – 5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: 6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 7 For he that is dead is freed from sin. 8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: 9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. 10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
BELIEVE IN ME:
You that are Jesus’ disciples and followers, redeemed, chosen, sanctified ones, and God’s children though the nation and city be troubled, shaken by the enemy, though your little family and flock be troubled, yet Jesus said: “let not your heart be troubled. BELIEVE in God BELIEVE also in Me”. Though how huge the Leavened bread “deception” of the Pharisees and Sadducees, and the scheme of the devil in this world let them not affect and tremble your faith; “KEEP ON BELIEVING IN ME.” “Without the WAY there is no going; without the TRUTH there is no knowing; without the LIFE there is no living. I am the WAY which thou must follow; the. TRUTH in which thou must believe; the LIFE for which thou must hope.” (a’ Kempis, cited by Bruce).
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the WAY, and the TRUTH, and the LIFE: no one cometh unto the Father, but by ME.” John 14:6 ASV
References: Blue Letter Bible KJV, Matthew Henry and David Guzik Commentaries.