GOD IS IN CONTROL OF EVERYTHING AND ALL THE TIME

By Leith Lyman Cunningham

 It can give us a feeling of self-worth and importance when we’ve accomplished a task or brought a responsibility given to us to a successful conclusion. The greater the task or responsibility, the greater the feeling of accomplishment becomes. There is really nothing wrong with that, it comes under the heading of cause and effect. Because we have applied the appropriate amount of cause, we reap the benefits of the effect. Applying diligence, dedication, perseverance and the spending of thought and energy to a project that brings it to a successful conclusion can also be linked to the feeling of a personal reward as opposed to the feeling of a personal penalty for failure. If we look deeper for the actual truth of the matter for either one of the above, we will be able to learn the truth. As much as we might like to take all credit for our achievements, the source of all of our achievements or failures comes from God alone. That is, if we believe the Word of God. We can do nothing either good or bad without God. Even His own Son Jesus Christ tells us in (John 6:38) For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. (Those claiming to have free will are more righteous than Jesus Christ, who clearly tells us He has none) And then on to ( John 5:19 ) ISV Jesus said to them, "Truly, I tell all of you with certainty, the Son can do nothing on his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing, What the Father does, the Son does likewise. (Again, So much for Christianities fabled free will) We are able to conclude with only a couple of scriptures from Jesus Christ, that mankind can do nothing on his own.

Jesus speaks out

Here is an interesting bit of pure truth right straight from the mouth of the Son of God. All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. (Matthew 28:18) Make a mental note here exactly what Jesus Christ is telling us, and what He is not telling us. He is telling all who will listen and believe him, that His Father God has given him all power in heaven and in earth. He is not telling us that His Father God has allotted him some power, a portion of power, a lot of power or almost all power in heaven and in earth. It is plain, it is easy to understand, it is direct and to the point, there is no room for any thinking reasoning person to misinterpret or misrepresent these clear words in any single way. God has given His Son Jesus Christ all power in heaven and in earth. Once all power has been given to Christ, there is not the slightest little bit of power left over to give to anyone else! Our elder brother, the firstborn of many brethren, Jesus Christ, has been given all power in heaven and in earth. It becomes important to know this; otherwise we can look at ourselves and all of our achievements, and began to reason we have been doing great things all on our own, separate and apart from God and His Christ. That my friends, my brothers and sisters in Christ are a virtual impossibility, without Christ we can do nothing! The sooner we learn this, the more usable we become in the hands of the potter whom is molding and shaping us into His own specifications, to suit the purpose and plan of God before the world began. In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; ( Titus 1:2 ) We are to become as God and Christ now are, to have immortal, spirit life as They have life. What an awesome truth it is to have this revealed to us, God is in the process of reproducing Himself. First through His Son Jesus Christ, then all of mankind to follow in their own turn, in the order which God ordained before the world began.

What we believe matters

Once we come to believe the inspired word that God has given us within the pages of our bibles, it will require a change in the attitude and reasoning we have been taught by this world’s religious system. A system that God in Revelation 18:4 clearly instructs us to come out of! And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

Notice here it is God’s people He is addressing, and not someone else. We will never be able to understand the truth of God until we make that trip out of the Babylon of confusion. We all have been systematically programmed and trained by religion to believe in a false god, the god of this world. ( 2nd Corinthians 4:4 ) 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.  As opposed to the Almighty God of all heaven and earth, the One that has given His Son all power in heaven and in earth. Do not take these words lightly, or quickly skim over them without receiving the awesome meaning we are intended to get from them. Our failure to believe the words of Jesus Christ as we see in these following scriptures, do have a consequence. (John 3:18 and on) He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned (judged) already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (1 John 5: 10) He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness within himself: He that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. (John 8: 45) And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. (John 16: 9) (NLT) The world’s sin is unbelief in me. (Hebrews 4:2) We have heard the same Good News that your ancestors heard. But the message didn't help those who heard it in the past because they didn't believe. (Luke 10: 16) (NLT) Anyone who accepts your message is also accepting me. And anyone who rejects you is rejecting me. And anyone who rejects me is rejecting God who sent me. (Hosea 4:6) My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

Another aspect to consider

God will eventually have all men to know and to understand His wonderful truth. He will place within each of us a love of His truth, He will write it in our hearts and minds. (Jeremiah 31:34) And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. And also as well in (Hebrews 8:11) No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, 'Know the Lord,' because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest. This has not happened at this point in time and because mankind has not received the love of the truth, God will send them strong delusion that they should believe a lie, according to. (11 Thessalonians 2: 10 - 11) 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: No matter how we think or would like to believe something different, It will always be Jesus Christ who will determine the direction that events in our lives and the world around us will unfold and go forward until such time as seen here below in Colossians and 1 Corinthians.

(Colossians 1: 15-20) 15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, (Just as all the rest of us will be, according to Romans 8:29) the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, (Make a mental note here of how many things will be reconciled to Jesus Christ, all things leaves no room for anything not being reconciled to Christ, but your church has not told you that, Have they?.) by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

(1 Corinthians 15: 22- 28) For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. (The exact same all that die will all be made alive) 23 But each in their own turn: Christ, the first fruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him. 24 Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death. (After death has been destroyed, the only thing left is life) 27 For he “has put everything under his feet.” Now when it says that “everything” has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ. 28 When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all. Notice: (Not all in a few, not all in some, not all in many, but all in all of mankind)

Men become full of themselves and forget God

Mankind has the natural carnal proclivity to think, reason and to believe they are able to guide and direct their own lives apart and separate from God and Christ. But the inspired Word of God tells us something else, something different; whom should we choose to believe? (Jeremiah 10:23) O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps. (Proverbs 16:9) In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps. Let’s try and grasp the truth of this matter that we may avoid what many others have had to learn and suffer for, in attempting to guide and direct their own lives apart and separate from God. Leaving God out of the picture and out of our lives can have dire consequences. The higher in rank, the most powerful, the elite, the upper crust, the movers and shakers, the bold, the big achievers. All of those that God has given much ability to, has endowed them with strength, wisdom and high position, pillars of their special spaces on earth in their own eyes and those around them, many times they will succumb to the false belief that it has all come about by their own power, wit, intelligence and expertise. The problem with getting hung up on one’s own power can bring on correction from the one who has in reality been given all power in heaven and in earth. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. (Matthew 28:18) Let’s take a look at how God dealt with one individual whom flaunted his own supposed power and greatness.

King Nebuchadnezzar

King Nebuchadnezzar was the King of a huge kingdom. Though he had spent his entire life worshipping false gods, he finally realized that the God of the Bible was the only true God. He decided to write a letter to the entire world to share his story. When Nebuchadnezzar spoke, people listened! In fact, we are still listening today!

The Dream - Clear Warning

The fourth chapter of Daniel is actually King Nebuchadnezzar’s letter to the world. In it, he described the event that changed his life - and his eternity. One night, Nebuchadnezzar had a strange dream. He didn’t know what it meant, but it scared him. Once again, none of the wise men could explain his dream, so the King called for Daniel. Nebuchadnezzar told Daniel that he saw a vision of a tree. It was big and strong. It was beautiful and it gave food and shelter to animals and people. It gave shade to the animals on the ground, and a safe place for birds to build their nests. This tree must have been a beautiful sight. But then, Nebuchadnezzar explained, a messenger from heaven came to announce that the tree would be cut down, but the stump and roots would remain. Daniel understood exactly what the dream meant. The tree was a symbol for Nebuchadnezzar. God had blessed him with a huge kingdom and great power (James 1:17). But Nebuchadnezzar was proud. He thought he deserved his kingdom. The King did not pay any attention to God. So God was going to take away his kingdom (James 4:6). God was actually being merciful to Nebuchadnezzar by taking away his kingdom.

Nebuchadnezzar’s pride had caused his heart to be far from God. Nebuchadnezzar thought he did not need God. So God wanted to show the King that it was God who was in control of all things. (And all of the time) King Nebuchadnezzar would be FAR better off losing his kingdom and finding God, than keeping his kingdom and staying separated from his loving Creator. Daniel gave King Nebuchadnezzar the full meaning of his dream. Daniel told the King the reason God planned to take away his kingdom: “Then you will recognize that the Most High God rules over all of the kingdoms of men. He gives them to anyone He wants.” - Daniel 4:25 God wanted Nebuchadnezzar to come to know Him. God was not willing to leave the King in his sinful, prideful condition. God would go to any length - even take away a kingdom - to make Himself known to this man.

Our loving God pursues people! (Genesis 16:7) It is an amazing God who goes after those who don’t even care about Him! Daniel went on to explain that after Nebuchadnezzar finally turned to God, God would give back his kingdom. This was shown in the dream by the tree stump being left in the ground. The tree was cut down but not destroyed - its roots were still alive (John 15:2). Daniel had one more word of wisdom for the King: "So, my King, I hope you will accept my advice. Stop being sinful! Do what is right. Give up your evil practices. Show kindness to those who are being treated badly. Then perhaps things will continue to go well with you." (Daniel 4:27) God is so good! By His grace, He patiently gave Nebuchadnezzar the opportunity to repent (2 Peter 3:9). God gave the King the opportunity to turn to Him without the pain of losing his kingdom. But sadly, the King ignored Daniel’s warning. He remained in his pride, and his heart was far from God.

 Restoration Step by Step

God sent a warning to Nebuchadnezzar about his future. Then, patiently, God waited. God gave the King a full year to repent and turn to Him. But Nebuchadnezzar did not turn from his pride. Nebuchadnezzar writes: All of that happened to me. It took place twelve months later. I was walking on the roof of my palace in Babylon. I said, "Isn't this the great Babylon I have built as a place for my royal palace? I used my mighty power to build it. It shows how glorious my majesty is." (Daniel 4:28-30) Look at the verses above. See how many times the King talked about his own greatness. Before he had finished uttering these words, a voice spoke out of heaven. It said, “King Nebuchadnezzar...Your royal authority has been taken from you.” The mighty King was cast out of the palace. He lived out in the wilderness, away from other people. He ate grass like the goats and cows. The Bible says his nails grew like the claws of a bird, and his hair was like the feathers of an eagle (Daniel 4:33). Close your eyes and try to imagine the King with torn clothes and matted hair. He was wet from the rain, and muddy from crawling on the ground. Without God, Nebuchadnezzar could do NOTHING! In time, the former King lost his mind; he went crazy.

Nebuchadnezzar lived like a wild animal for seven years. He was without God and without a clear mind. Write the word PRIDE on a piece of paper. Circle the center letter. “I” is at the center of pride. If you are focused on yourself, and you think that you can control the things in your life, your mind will be filled with fear and worry - just like Nebuchadnezzar in the wilderness. After seven years of living like a wild animal, Nebuchadnezzar finally realized that he was helpless without God. Nebuchadnezzar turned his attention to the Lord. At the end of that time I, Nebuchadnezzar, looked up toward heaven. My mind became clear again. Then I praised the Most High God. I gave honor and glory to the One who lives forever. His rule will last forever. His kingdom will never end. (Daniel 4:34) As soon as Nebuchadnezzar turned to God, his mind was made clear. He praised God for being in control of everything (Daniel 4:35). God forgave Nebuchadnezzar’s sin and as He promised, God once again allowed him to rule Babylon. In fact, God blessed Nebuchadnezzar even more than before. The greatest blessing by far was that Nebuchadnezzar had a relationship with God. The restored King now lived with God’s peace in his life.

God had been drawing Nebuchadnezzar to Himself for a long time. God had arranged for Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego to become an influence in the King’s life. Each event that happened showed Nebuchadnezzar a little more about God. Little by little, Nebuchadnezzar learned who God really is. Let’s retrace Nebuchadnezzar’s steps on his path to knowing God. In Daniel 1, Daniel and his three friends decided ahead of time not to eat the King’s food because it was against God’s law. God blessed the four men and made them wiser than all the other men in the palace. So King Nebuchadnezzar saw that there was something different about those who followed Israel’s God. In Daniel 2, God gave Daniel the meaning of his dream about the coming Kingdom. King Nebuchadnezzar learned that God is wise and He reveals truth. In Daniel 3, Nebuchadnezzar was amazed when God saved Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego from the fiery furnace. Nebuchadnezzar learned that God is powerful and faithful. Then, when God took away Nebuchadnezzar’s pride, the King finally learned that God is the ONLY true God, worthy of all praise and honor. Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, give praise and honor and glory to the King of heaven. Everything He does is right. All of His ways are fair. He is able to bring down those who live proudly. (Daniel 4:37)

Just as Nebuchadnezzar learned about God by watching Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, the people around you can learn about God by watching your life. You may not see it with your eyes, but God may be using you to draw people to Himself. There is nothing more exciting than being a part of someone’s journey toward God! When you understand the truth that God is in control of everything, and all the time, your mind will be healthy and clear, and you will feel God’s peace (Galatians 5:22). Take the picture of the tree stump from day #2, and add a beautiful tree to the stump. This is a reminder that God restored Nebuchadnezzar’s mind and kingdom when he turned to God. Write, “God is in control.” Remember to keep your focus on God, and He will give you His perfect peace. (Lord) You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, all whose thoughts are fixed on you. (Isaiah 26: 3) (NLT)

As we are beginning to learn here, God is in control of our lives, world events, and everything else within our own thoughts and imaginations. He sets up and tears down individuals as well as governments according to His own will. His purpose for all creation shall stand. (Isaiah 46; 10) Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure. As we go along here we’ll talk about His purpose and plan for mankind and in fact all of creation. Read here in Ephesians a very important truth that has been missing in mankind‘s spiritual teachings. (Ephesians 1:11) In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: Do not take these words lightly or go by it so quickly you miss the importance of the message. God works everything after the counsel of His own will.

Notice as well we have obtained an inheritance and have been predestinated…. An inheritance and predestination to what? For that we go to the book of Romans for the honest and true answer. (Romans 8: 28 - 29) 28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Did you get it? We have all been predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son. We are all being made in the image and likeness of Jesus Christ and our Father God. God in reality and truth is reproducing Himself in mankind. Which should be no surprise to anyone. After all that is exactly what He told us His purpose was to be in ( Genesis 1:26 ) And God said, Let us make man in our image, like us: ( Basic English Bible ) We are all to have spirit, immortal life, to have life like God and Christ have life.

Our creator God is by far more intimately involved in the lives of His people then is being taught in churches around the world. As an ambassador for Jesus Christ I beg and plead with you not to allow Satan to rob you of such awesome, wonderful truth. God is in the process of reproducing Himself in every single person who has ever lived on this earth. What does it mean to be an ambassador for Jesus Christ? Ambassador: To be faithful to the person who has sent you: Which is Jesus Christ. Not to become entangled with the customs where you have been sent: To this earth. We are to follow after the Word of God and not get hung up on custom, ritual or traditions of men. Return to your homeland at the appointed time: And the spirit shall return to God who gave it. (2nd Corinthians 5: verse 18 - 21.) "Now all these things are from God who reconciled us to Himself ( notice here we have already been reconciled to God Himself ) through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses ( sins ) against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ as though God were entreating (Plead desperately, to beg someone, beseech, implore, to ask earnestly) through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him."

How then do we go about reconciling ourselves back to God? That is a very good question that deserves an honest answer. Rather than telling you myself, here is what the Word of God has to say about it. SPEAKING OF ALL OF THESE WORLDS RELIGIOUS SYSTEMS BELOW, BEING IDENTIFIED AS CHRISTIAN, BUT TEACHING FOR DOCTRINE, THE COMMANDMENTS OF MEN. Such as Christmas, Easter, Halloween, The hell hoax, That man has a free will, The Trinity, The rapture, That Satan morphed himself into existence, That God will annihilate most all of mankind, or send them to eternal punishment in a contrived place that Christianity has identified as hell. Plus much more, God has this to say in, (11 Corinthians 6: 17 -18) What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” 17 Therefore, “Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. (Come out from whom?) Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.” Here is whom God is telling us to come out from, the religious teachings, the false churches of this world. (Revelation 18: 4) (NLT) Then I heard another voice calling from heaven, "Come away from her, my people. (This worlds religious systems) Do not take part in her sins, or you will be punished with her.

Just so it be made perfectly clear whom it is we are to come out of and away from that is being talked about here. It is this worlds religious systems consisting of the Catholic church, the Methodist church, the Baptist church, the Pentecostal church, the Jehovah witnesses, the Mormons, and the Lutherans are but a tiny few that we all may recognize, but beyond them, all of the rest of the 650,000 denominations and splinter groups that are growing by the day, week and month all around this world in which we live. All of them preaching and teaching a watered down message of deception. Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. (2nd Timothy 3:5) If any be on the outside of the church that Christ is building on this earth, no matter the name or claim of being the true church of God, if they are not preaching and teaching that Jesus Christ is the Savior of all mankind and in fact all of creation, then they one and all are being deceived by Satan the devil, the god of this world. (11 Corinthians 4:4) 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.

They have been blinded and cannot receive the truth of God. No matter how crystal clear it is being made to them through the Word of God, as I have been pointing out here for all to see. They hear with their ears and see with their own eyes, but do not and cannot understand unless or until God remove the scales from their eyes that they may see and unstop their ears that they may hear this wonderful truth. May the God of all creation open our minds to understanding!

Whom has all power?

We need to understand that all power has been given to Jesus Christ in heaven and in the earth. (Matthew 28:18) Make no mistake about it, All Power, means exactly that, All Power. I am going to make it real easy here for everyone to understand how one can be absolutely certain whether or not a particular church is teaching truth or religious fiction. Jesus Christ claims to be the Savior of the world. Not a partial, not a somewhat, not a Savior of a few, but the Savior of all mankind and in fact all of His creation. Here is just a few of the hundreds of scriptures to substantiate that claim. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. (1 Corinthians 3:15) So it is fire (symbolic fire) that saves and not destroys as your church teaches their congregations. (1 Timothy 2: 3-6) 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. (Again! How many will be saved? (Notice it doesn’t say, a partial, an almost, or a somewhat Savior.) 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 2:6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. How many will Christ draw to himself? But will we believe him? I do, do you? (John 12:32) "The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand" (John 3:35). And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish; neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. (John 10:28)

"My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.… (John 10:29) The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (2nd Peter 3:9) Since God works all thing out after the counsel of His own will. (Ephesians 1:11) He is not willing that any should perish, then none will perish. So in conclusion, if the church you are attending teaches anything less than Jesus Christ being the Savior of all mankind, you are being deceived my friends, you are being duped into deception. You are not in the church that Christ is building here on this earth that the gate of hell will never prevail against it. (Matthew 16: 17) And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. 18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock ( meaning Himself ) I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Will we accept and believe the truth?

(Romans 13:1-4) (KJV) Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Notice here there is no power but of God. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. (Psalms 75: 6 - 7) English Standard Version (ESV) 6 For not from the east or from the west and not from the wilderness comes lifting up, 7 but it is God who executes judgment, putting down one and lifting up another. (God sets up and takes down all leaders as it suits his purpose.) (Daniel 2:21) (NLT) He controls the course of world events; he removes kings and sets up other kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the scholars.

How intimately are we connected to God?

(Psalms 139: 13 - 16 NLT.) You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. (14) Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous - and how well I know it. (15) You watched me while I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. (Psalms 139:16 NLT) You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. (Job 14: 5 NLT.) You have decided the length of our lives. You know how many months we will live, and we are not given a minute longer. God is the same yesterday, today and forever, He does not change, He is not a respecter of persons, what He will do for one He will do for all. Your preachers have not told you of this, because they don’t know it themselves, they cannot teach or preach what they do not know or understand. Even though the clear Word of God tells them in the very first book of the bible that God is creating mankind in His own image and likeness. To be like Himself and His Son Jesus Christ in every single way, to be predestined to be conformed to His image and likeness as Romans 8:29 clearly tells us. Why is it you might ask, is mankind not able to see and understand this? Again, let the Word of God answer that question. (11 Corinthians 4:4) 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. The Word of God goes on to tell what will happen to those not receiving the love of the truth. (11Thessalonians 2:11) And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

More truth being revealed

What most all of mankind fail to realize is another truth that has not been explained to them. God is not wanting everyone to know and to understand the truth at this time. If He did want that, then it would be happening. A confused and deceived Christianity for example teaches that Christ spoke in parables to make His message clear and more understandable. It is the exact opposite of what the words of Christ tells us. (Matthew 13:34) All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: 35 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: "I WILL OPEN MY MOUTH IN PARABLES; I WILL UTTER THINGS HIDDEN SINCE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD." (Mark 4:11 - 12) Most churches today teach that Christ came to save the world from its sins. This is why a number of churches today have major campaigns to “save souls” or to “turn hearts to Jesus.” It is also claimed by these same groups that Jesus spoke in parables in order for the majority of people to better understand what He was saying. But Jesus’ own words refute this claim: “And when He was alone, they that were about Him with the twelve asked of Him the parable” (vs. 10). Christ was talking to His disciples and a few others around Him. The multitudes mentioned in verse 1 were already away from Jesus. Then He said, “Unto you [His disciples] it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without [those unconverted, those He was not calling to understand], all these things are done in parables” (vs. 11). Jesus used parables to conceal, to hide the true meaning so those He was not working with would not understand. Continue in verse 12, “That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.” He used parables to make it more difficult to understand—not easier! As unusual and unreasonable as it may sound. If Christ is not working with us at this time, it is impossible for us to understand His truth.

The lack of understanding in the church of CR&T (Custom, Ritual & Tradition)

Not given the ability to understand the truth of God is being helped along in developing wrong spiritual concepts and teachings through the preaching and teachings of this world’s religious system. By this worlds religious systems I am specifically talking about that which we all have come to know and understand as Christianity. The biggest mistake we can make in attempting to understand the truth of God is to look around for a church that we feel suits and feeds our needs, we like the minister, his wife and family. The membership is kind, loving, outgoing and easy to get along with and the church teachings pretty much goes along with what we have already come to believe. We join that church and the trip into never, never land has begun. With each passing week, month and year we become more and more comfortable within our new spiritual home. Our new church becomes a part of our empirical self. God and His teaching have been replaced by the church. We believe what is being taught in OUR church. We can begin talking about OUR church having the truth at the exclusion of all others. We can become smug and contented in believing we are learning the truth of God. When in truth and in fact, what we are really learning is a little bit of actual truth along with a heavy dose of custom, ritual and tradition. Being taught the time worn custom, ritual and traditions brought into the church from past associations with pagan societies in the Christian church attempt to Christianize the pagans. In their attempt to appease the pagans by watering down the truth, Christians instead began taking on pagan custom, ritual and their traditions. OUR church teaching becomes so imbedded into our minds and hearts, we are unable to see and recognize the truth of God. We have become happy, complacent and secure within our deception.

A caution needs to take place here

Before you strip off all your clothes and go running naked into the sunset or find a pile of ashes to rub on yourself because I have offended you with the truth about your church, I hope you’ll read on a little further and let me try and explain what is happening all around the world today within the walls of brick, mortar, wood and paint churches on this earth. First, we need to recognize and accept the fact that God is in control of all things, and all the time. Failing to do this leaves us all hung out to dry, so to speak. Otherwise we are at the mercy and control of everything evil and opposed to God, instead of God. God can only operate within righteousness; everything He does serves a good purpose for all of His creation. But the watered down teaching and preaching of Christianity around this world, has in effect gutted the actual truth of God once delivered. It is all happening in exactly the proportions that Jesus Christ is in total control of, the One that God has given all power to in heaven and in earth. (Matthew 28:18) And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. It has not been given for most of mankind to understand the truth of God at this time. The truth is being withheld as I have already explained above. Secondly, we need to understand and believe the truth, that God has created evil for a good purpose, but instead we dig our righteous heels in deep and refuse to believe it. Even though His own Word tells us that truth. (Isaiah 45:7) I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things. Mankind will eventually judge angels. To learn and know only good leaves us like a half-baked cake, of very little use. We must know both good and evil to eventually rule with God during the millennium period. Ask God to remove the scales from your eyes and unstop your ears. That you might hear, see and understand such wonderful truth.

You need not that any man teach you

How are we to learn these things if the churches of brick, mortar, wood and paint don’t know or understand it themselves? I am glad you asked that question, all we have to do is accept and believe the inspired Word that God has left written down for that purpose. (John 2:27) But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. Go back and read that again, so you will be able to internalize and believe it. We do not need the deceived preachers and teachers of this world. So my friends, here is the answer, it doesn’t require trying to find a church, a building where the faithful meet that believes and teaches the truth of God, because the vast majority of them do not. It only requires one to accept and believe the written Word, but again what does Jesus Christ have to say about those refusing to believe.

(John 3:18 and on) He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned (judged) already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (1 John 5: 10) He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness within himself: He that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. (John 8: 45) And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. (John 16: 9) (NLT) The world’s sin is unbelief in me. (Hebrews 4:2) We have heard the same Good News that your ancestors heard. But the message didn't help those who heard it in the past because they didn't believe. Seems pretty straight forward and not too difficult to understand. There is only one church on the face of this earth that teaches the full and complete truth of God. Let me say right here, I do not claim to know or understand the full and complete truth of God. I do claim however to be an ambassador for Jesus Christ here on earth, and to teach all that He is giving me to understand at this time. So where is the true church that Christ is building?

The body of Jesus Christ

Remember whom it is that is in control of all things, and all the time. It is Christ the Savior of all of mankind and in truth, all of His creation. (Matthew 16:18) “I will build My Church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Colossians 1:18) And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. A couple things we need to understand here before we go on. It is an impossibility to go looking for and to decide to join the church that Christ is building. (John 6:44) No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. It requires that God the Father draws you to the church that Christ is building. There is no other way it can happen. Beyond that Christ will not reveal more truth to us than we can tolerate or bear. (John 16:12) I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. (John 6:40) For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day." (John 12:32) And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself."

The Apostle Paul goes on to explain it another way here in (1 Corinthians 3:2) I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. You might want to make a mental note concerning the above, how many folks will eventually be drawn to Christ, because your church apart from the one that Christ is building, will not tell you! Because they do not know or believe the Word of God themselves, this truth has not been given to them for reasons explained earlier. The true church that Christ is building my friends will be those believing and following the true Word of God. There may be individuals that can be identified as a part of the body of Christ sitting each week in churches made of brick and mortar around the world, but it will be those that actually believe the Words of inspired scripture. Not one in denial of the true words of God will be in the church that Christ is building. One need not ever darken the door of any of the worldly churches to be in the church that Christ is building.

We cannot understand truth until given to us by Christ

It will however require that an individual develop a love for the truth and begin a diligent and sustained effort in seeking and searching it out. Because it cannot be learned by joining up with one of the present day churches within our localities, expecting to be taught the truth within their congregations or by their ministers, simply because they do not know it themselves. A deceived person will never realize that they are being deceived. Satan the god of this world is a powerful force of evil and has been placed here (by God) to destroy, and do his dirty work on mankind in the exact way God has predetermined it to be. (Isaiah 54:16) Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. God whom is in control of everything and all the time has not revealed it to them at this time. Unless God reveal it to us collectively or individually, we cannot know or understand it. Since God does everything to serve and suit His own purpose for the good and well-being of all His creation, it will remain that way until such time as God determines the time to reveal it to all. (Isaiah 46; 10) Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure. That time is coming and will eventually be here when all will know the truth. (Isaiah 11:9) They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. (Zephaniah 3: 9) For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the Lord, to serve him with one consent. God will undo the confounding of our language at the building of the tower of Babel, and all will know the Word of God. (Jeremiah 31: 34) No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the LORD,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,” declares the LORD. “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”

Our sins removed from us

Jesus Christ whom claims to be the Savior of the world, whom claims to be the Savior of all mankind and in fact all of creation, is exactly what He claims to be. That is exactly, specifically and precisely why God our Father brought Him into existence through Himself. First God the Father brought forth out from Himself, Jesus Christ to be the firstborn of many brethren. (Romans 8:29) For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Christ came down to earth to be born a human baby just like all the rest of us. To live His life without ever sinning one time. The Father gave Him a full measure of His Spirit without limits and Christ did as His Father required of Him, never having sinned. Then He began preaching and teaching his disciples the truth of salvation through parables so the general public would not understand it. His own people refused to believe Him and crucified Him for telling them the truth. His own people sitting each week in the churches of this world refuse also to believe Him. (John 3:18 and on) He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned (judged) already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (1 John 5: 10) He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness within himself: He that believeth not God hath made him a liar; (lets guard ourselves from making God to be a liar through disbelief) because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. (John 8: 45) And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. (John 16: 9) (NLT) The world’s sin is unbelief in me. (Hebrews 4:2) We have heard the same Good News that your ancestors heard. But the message didn't help those who heard it in the past because they didn't believe. As far as the east is from the west my brothers and sisters, that is how far our sins have been removed from us. Not going to be some day, but have been removed from us. (Psalm 103:12) As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions (sins) from us. We are as white as the driven snow in the eyes of God because of the sacrifice of our brother Jesus Christ. The Word of God says it, believe it! To what depths has God allowed mankind to sink to in their depravity?

Let’s take a little stroll back through biblical history to the city of Sodom and Gomorrah in (Genesis 19: 1 - 13) The two angels ( in the form of men ) arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When he saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground. 2 “My lords,” he said, “please turn aside to your servant’s house. You can wash your feet and spend the night and then go on your way early in the morning.” “No,” they answered, “we will spend the night in the square.” 3 But he insisted so strongly that they did go with him and entered his house. He prepared a meal for them, baking bread without yeast, and they ate. 4 Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom—both young and old—surrounded the house. 5 They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight?

Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.” (Talk about coming out of the closet, evidently the whole area was homosexual or bisexual and not ashamed to flaunt it…. Our present society is beginning to reflect a like manner, when might God intervene because He has had enough of our present day lifestyles?) 6 Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him 7 and said, “No, my friends. Don’t do this wicked thing. 8 Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don’t do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof.” 9 “Get out of our way,” they replied. “This fellow came here as a foreigner, and now he wants to play the judge! We’ll treat you worse than them.” They kept bringing pressure on Lot and moved forward to break down the door. 10 But the men inside reached out and pulled Lot back into the house and shut the door. 11 Then they struck the men who were at the door of the house, young and old, with blindness so that they could not find the door. 12 The two men said to Lot, “Do you have anyone else here—sons-in-law, sons or daughters, or anyone else in the city who belongs to you? Get them out of here, 13 because we are going to destroy this place. The outcry to the Lord against its people is so great that he has sent us to destroy it.” We can see here that the entire city was populated with homosexual or bisexual men, both young and old. They wanted to rape and have sexual union with the angels of God whom appeared in human form. We also are able to see how our Father God looked upon this most grievous of sins. He had decided it was time to destroy this city and everyone left in it, because of their sins.

How far have we come in our world today?

We do not have to look far around ourselves to notice while we claim to be a Christian nation and have so called Christian churches on nearly every corner ( a reported 650, 000 worldwide and growing ) as we see them while driving through our cities. We should be able to recognize that we are not all that far removed from the likes of things that were happening in Sodom and Gomorrah so many years ago. We don’t even bother to blush anymore when we see all the perversion and grunge on most of our TV channels that gets stuffed down our throats on a regular basis. If we are not diligent and paying attention, our little children’s minds are being polluted and twisted from birth into adulthood. We are surrounded by and are required to live in a perverse society that in some aspects might be even worse than that of Sodom and Gomorrah. Black has become as white and white has become as black. We are being taught to be politically correct, all is well. A prime example of which I speak was documented a few weeks ago in the news and on television. A well-known black professional athlete had come out of the closet and as a badge of glory announced he was queer. Not a past queer that was going to quit sinning against God and man, but a practicing queer. (Homosexual) President Obama, the leader and head of the most powerful nation on earth, a supposed Christian nation, rushed to the phone to call and give praise and encouragement to this practicing queer for having the courage to come out with that news. Excuse me! Is something wrong with this picture?

How one is programmed to believe matters!

I am not a homophobic; I do not hate or fear homosexuals or lesbians. But neither do I believe it is something as a practicing lifestyle to be proud enough of to announce it to the world any more than one would announce their active participating in adultery, fornication, wife swapping, incest, rape, murder, prostitution, lying, stealing, cheating, spousal abuse or child molestation, or any other sin against God and mankind. If one has been born with the bend and proclivity to involve themselves in such behavior, wouldn’t it be considered wise to fly below the radar? Keep their sins and secrets to themselves? Below is an email forward I received a few weeks ago on 5/13/2013 from a friend. Isn’t there anything like national pride anymore? It makes me ask the question: “Where is a nation or world for that matter, heading, with this sort of mind set and reasoning??? This e-mail is worth repeating here again in the hope it may have the desired effect upon the mind and heart of a thinking, reasoning person who claims to be a Christian, who claims to love God, whom desires to follow the truth and the way of God. It in my opinion should offend the sensibilities as well as the conscience of all decent people living upon this earth. And especially so to families attempting to raise their children to develop good Godly character, righteousness integrity and a proper lifestyle.

The E-mail:

When a soldier is killed in the line of duty, his family eventually gets a flag and a note conveying sympathy and respect from the United States Government. When a Black pro basketball player announces he is a queer, he immediately gets a personal phone call from the President congratulating him for his courage. Am I missing something? Well then, excuse me.

Where are we headed as a nation?

All of these things are causing me to wonder about the future of our nation and in fact the whole world. A couple paragraphs back we learned in Genesis 19, where God grew weary of the sin and corruption that existed in Sodom and Gomorrah. He sent His angels down here to warn Lot and his family of the impending doom of those cities. Like many of today they refused to believe him. The angels were in the process of removing Lot and his wife out and away from that area, to escape the disaster to follow. We see here in Genesis 19 again what took place next. 12 The two men said to Lot, “Do you have anyone else here—sons-in-law, sons or daughters, or anyone else in the city who belongs to you? Get them out of here, 13 because we are going to destroy this place. The outcry to the Lord against its people is so great that he has sent us to destroy it.” 14 So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were pledged to marry his daughters. He said, “Hurry and get out of this place, because the Lord is about to destroy the city!” But his sons-in-law thought he was joking. I assure you that I am not joking here; God will not go on indefinitely and be mocked by such ungodly practices that are quickly becoming common place within our present society. 15 With the coming of dawn, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Hurry! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away when the city is punished.” 16 When he hesitated, the men grasped his hand and the hands of his wife and of his two daughters and led them safely out of the city, for the Lord was merciful to them.

17 As soon as they had brought them out, one of them said, “Flee for your lives! Don’t look back, and don’t stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you will be swept away!” 18 But Lot said to them, “No, my lords, please! 19 Your servant has found favor in your eyes, and you have shown great kindness to me in sparing my life. But I can’t flee to the mountains; this disaster will overtake me, and I’ll die. 20 Look, here is a town near enough to run to, and it is small. Let me flee to it—it is very small, isn’t it? Then my life will be spared.” 21 He said to him, “Very well, I will grant this request too; I will not overthrow the town you speak of. 22 But flee there quickly, because I cannot do anything until you reach it.” (That is why the town was called Zoar. 23 By the time Lot reached Zoar, the sun had risen over the land. 24 Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah—from the Lord out of the heavens. 25 Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, destroying all those living in the cities—and also the vegetation in the land. 26 But Lot’s wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.

What is the significance of Lot’s wife turning into a pillar of salt?

The significance of verse 26 here is of great importance to note. About what happened to Lot’s wife as she took it upon herself to disobey a spiritual order! She looked back against the advice of the angels. The looking back may have even been symbolic; it indicated her reluctance to leave the filth and corruption that had become a part of her life. She was in fact or symbolically looking back and longing as it were for more of what she was leaving behind. Many if not most of us are just like Lot’s wife when we are called into living our life as God would have us to do. We dig our heels in, in defiance of the Word of God. We may give lip service but we chafe at following the Word of God. This worlds Christianity which I have come to call and recognize as a counterfeit Christianity that has its roots fastened solidly into pagan custom, ritual and tradition. (More on this later) I know you do not want to hear this and will balk at even hearing it. But it is the truth and here in Revelation is what God has to say about it. (Revelation 18: 4) And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. As much as you may chafe and squirm and get your hackles up in being offended and hurt by having heard a commandment of God, wouldn’t it also be wise to consider what is being said here and to whom? It is crystal clear here that God is expressing His will to His people. Surely you do not deny or resent being called His people, do you? Why be upset, offended or hurt by God telling us to come out of something that is going to be bad for us to stay into? I can tell you, that it is not going to be easy or pleasant at times to extricate ourselves from the Babylon of confusion. (This world’s religious system) But like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in Daniel 3, God will be with us every step of the way. 16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. 17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. 18 But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. Let me reveal a little of my trip out of the Babylon of confusion in the following paragraphs.

I was way beyond knee deep into the Babylon of confusion when God began to call me out of it. It was as if God looked down one day and according to His predetermined timetable, knew the time had come to begin His work with me. He came down, (symbolically) rolled up His sleeves and reached just as far down into the muck and filth of this world until He reached the bottom. He began to move His hand around until He found some sort of sluggish movement. There I was a bottom feeder right on the bottom feeding on filth. Like a big rat, He grabbed me by the nape of the neck and began pulling me up and out of this worlds slime, dirt and corruption. He brought me up to where I could breathe fresh air and began to strip away with His fingers at the buildup of sludge that had accumulated over time. He is continuing that process as I submit to His loving correction. I have a long way to go because He is not done working with any of us yet. Lest anyone get the impression that I consider myself in the favor of God above others, I do not. God is not a respecter of persons, what He will do for one He will do for all. But for reasons beyond what I am able to understand, God is using me to help others come to the understanding necessary in order to receive His truth.

We need to understand a couple things here. As the title of this written piece reflects, God is control of all things and all the time. Jesus Christ, whom is God as well, has according to the word of God been given all power in heaven and in earth. (Matthew 28:18) If we acknowledge this truth, we should have no problem in believing that God is control of everything in heaven and in earth. We make God to be a liar by denying this truth. Then secondly we need to understand and believe the greatest truth that mankind can ever hear. That Christ is whom He claims to be, the Savior of the world, the Savior of all mankind and in fact the Savior of all creation. That in fact as well, God according to (Genesis 1:26) is reproducing Himself in mankind. To deny either one of these truths, causes one to make God to be a liar, as documented below from the inspired word of God. (John 3:18 and on) He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned (judged) already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (1 John 5: 10) He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness within himself: He that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. (John 8: 45) And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. (John 16: 9) (NLT) The world’s sin is unbelief in me. (Hebrews 4:2) We have heard the same Good News that your ancestors heard. But the message didn't help those who heard it in the past because they didn't believe.

To be able to understand and believe the truth of God will require first to know and believe these two afore mentioned things. Without this knowledge one will remain in the Babylon of confusion. With this belief and understanding, one will go forward within the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It’s that simple!

Where did God’s people jump the track?

Soon after the death of Christ, His resurrection and His ascension back to the Father. Wolves in sheep’s clothing did enter in and ravage the fledgling flock of early Christians, as some truth was being lost. Then in the passage of time in their attempt to increase the flock and bring more into the fold. The people of God, the early Christian church began to invite pagans into their fold. To do so they began to water down the truth and bring them on into the church in hopes they would assimilate into the Christian belief system. What happened instead was the Christians began to take on the custom, ritual and traditions of the pagans. Mixing pagan custom, ritual and tradition with some truth from and about God. Now here we are in the year 2013 and much if not most of the truth of God has been lost through the centuries, while pagan custom ritual and tradition thrives within the counterfeit Christian church known as the Babylon of confusion. Today’s Christians would no doubt be willing to fight and to die if necessary, to obtain and keep their false teachings alive. They would be able to go to their encyclopedias or seek and search out the truth of the matter on the internet by Googling the origins of these accepted Christian holidays of today. But they are not interested in knowing or learning the truth of God about these things.

They have become happy and complacent in their willing ignorance. But God has not fallen asleep at the switch. His Word continues to warn and give a commandment as to what we should all be doing in, (Revelation 18:4). And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. The problem with hanging tough and remaining in Babylon at all costs, has a penalty to go along with it. The people of God can worship Him in vain according to His Word. (Matthew 15:9) But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. (Mark 7:7) (ISV) They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.' It is our choice to believe or reject the truth at this time. Because of our refusal to accept and to believe the truth of God. He evidently has closed off our ability to understand and to believe.

What are the commandments of men being taught as doctrines?

I could write a whole long book about the commandments of men being taught as doctrines in the counterfeit Christian church known as the Babylon of confusion. But to me it becomes an operation of futility to do it as I have many times before and had it all rejected by one and all. Because I know you do not want to know or learn the truth of God. So what I am going to do here instead is to tell you some of these pagan customs, rituals and traditions that have crept into the Babylon of confusion, that have become their time honored life’s blood that they believe is honoring the God of all heaven and earth, but instead is paying homage to Satan the devil, while worshiping God in vain. Then if there is an individual whom actually does want to know and learn the truth of God, that person can seek and search it out for themselves as suggested above. (For example just type the origin of Christmas in your search space, and click on it.) I ask that God open your mind and heart to His most wonderful truth, to give you the will and desire to know and learn that truth. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

Holidays and beliefs with pagan origins

Christmas + Easter + Halloween + Purgatory + Eating fish on Friday + Valentine’s Day + Maundy Thursday + Lent + Ash Wednesday + That man has a free will + That most will either be annihilated or burn forever in a counterfeit Christian contrived place called hell + The Rapture + Satan morphed himself into existence + The trinity + The immortality of the soul + That we die and go to heaven. There are more but these will suffice for now. None of these, not one, have any connection what so ever with the truth of God. They are all man made contrivances to lead mankind away from God and His true word, and they have attained their Satanic purpose. The counterfeit Christian church, the Babylon of confusion will twist and turn scripture to suit their own purpose in bringing the people of God into captivity and away from the truth. Preaching and teaching that which is an abomination to our most high God. Like sheep being led to the slaughter, the people of God around the world are led each week to churches where they sit complacently adding their own Amen to time worn messages of fables.

Supposing they are worshiping God while eating at the table of demons.

I do not feel obligated to convince anyone of these things I write about here. I feel that God has brought me along here to a point of understanding beyond what He has many others. He has provided me with spiritual knowledge and given me the know how to pass it on to the world around me by way of the internet. I feel driven to do it as best that I know how, and then let God do with it as pleases Himself. Whether it be to draw others to it, or to let it remain on the shelf. In any case the will and way of God will prevail and His purpose for all creation shall stand. God in no way needs me to bring people to Himself that is His own responsibility. But He is giving me the opportunity to be a part of telling others about His purpose and plan for all creation. I am well aware that God is in control of everything, and all the time. Should we not be guarding our minds, hearts and thinking processes against such ungodly exposure, directly in opposition against God and His inspired Word? I believe the answer is an absolute yes we should. It is time we get our heads out of our hind ends and develop the ability to think and reason for ourselves, apart from being palette fed from the table of demons masquerading themselves as churches of God, or ministers of righteousness. I spent over thirty five years in one of these churches with all of their ministers of righteousness.

God brought me into that church to learn well what it meant to be beaten down, abused mentally and emotionally and being fed a heavy dose of this world’s religion. I learned to hate the words church, minister and religion. I wanted to vomit it all out of my system. Since that time God has drawn me away from that hocus pocus religion and has steered me onto websites of folks who have acquired the ability to think and reason for themselves. Along with guiding me through His Word to insure that what I am learning is actually written down as His inspired word in the pages of the bible. Christ has accepted me into the church that He is building here on earth, the one and only church that will believe what He tells them. He first made it known that I need not that any man teach me. (1 John 2:27) But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. So the teeth of the so called ministers of righteousness have been yanked out and they no longer hold sway over my spiritual understanding. They have one and all lost all power against my spiritual life. I wave good-by to their intimidation and manipulation, the truth of God is setting me free. (John 14:26) But the Comforter, which is the ( Spirit ) Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. May God bless you as well with His truth!

We love our idols

That we might more fully come to understand how the truth of God will teach us reality as opposed to that which comes from the Babylon of confusion. I want to spend just a little bit of time in exposing that which comes from the table of demons as truth and is believed and religiously followed by most all being identified as Christians around this world. For this example we will zero in on probably the biggest Christian holiday in existence, Christmas! How do we in our country observe and celebrate this day being identified as Christian? This day that we are told that honors our Savior Jesus Christ. It is ongoing from December of one year to December of the next year in some fashion and manner. It is completely money oriented, manipulated and maneuvered to extract the maximum amount of dollars from the rich and extremely poor as well. In the area of Michigan where I live, the spring time finds owners out in their fields feverously planting seedlings of pine, spruce or balsam trees to be grown into maturity in a number of years to be sold as Christmas trees. They fluff and buff and gently care for them along with their other fields filled to overflowing with from about a foot high up to some giant ones that end up at the White House in Washing D.C. Where they are celebrated, adored and worshipped by wide eyed and wide mouthed spectator onlookers‘. Then periodically played over and over again on national television throughout the month of November and December. The Christmas tree is obviously an idol that mankind again has adopted from the pagans. It has absolutely no connection what so ever to or with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It always reminds me of (Jeremiah 10:3 -5) They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. 3 For the customs of the peoples are delusion; Because it is wood cut from the forest, The work of the hands of a craftsman with a cutting tool. 4 "They decorate it with silver and with gold; They fasten it with nails and with hammers So that it will not totter. 5" Like a scarecrow in a cucumber field are they, And they cannot speak; They must be carried, Because they cannot walk! Do not fear them, For they can do no harm, Nor can they do any good."…

But don’t you dare to tell your neighbor or friends about this idol worship, because they believe they are celebrating the birthday of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. They like to get all blurry eyed and talk about “Little Baby Jesus” as they go through their neighborhoods singing Christmas carols. Another pagan originated custom and tradition that begin during their Saturnalia festival where little children were burned alive to their sun god Baal. (Check it out) Where drunkenness and debauchery of all sorts was allowed and prevailed. One has to be careful when revealing things like this that a blinded person does not want to hear or to believe. I will stop here because I have more of this on our website, www.thetruthstandsout.com or just Google my whole name. Leith Lyman Cunningham to learn more about the pagan origins of Christmas. Just a short look at the scriptures that the Babylon of confusion points to in proof of their false position or belief, will show their blatant error. Luke 2: 9 And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. 10 But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; 11 for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.…       I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people;

To whom does the good news of great joy cover here according to the correct and inspired Word of God? For All People! Yet while the Babylon of confusion jumps in with all four feet in their celebration of pagan origins, while at the same time preaching and teaching that God will annihilate and do away with most all of mankind, or send them to suffer alive forever in the flames of hell??? How in the name of God can this be called good news for all people? The sane answer is, it cannot be, it is from the table of demons.

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:8-20 Angels were heralds of the new-born Saviour, but they were only sent to some poor, humble, pious, industrious shepherds, who were in the business of their calling, keeping watch over their flock. We are not out of the way of Divine visits, when we are employed in an honest calling, and abide with God in it. Let God have the honour of this work; Glory to God in the highest. God's good-will to men, manifested in sending the Messiah, redounds to his praise. Other works of God are for his glory, but the redemption of the world is for his glory in the highest. God's goodwill in sending the Messiah, brought peace into this lower world! Peace is here put for all that good which flows to us from Christ's taking our nature upon him. This is a faithful saying, attested by an innumerable company of angels, and well worthy of all acceptation, That the good-will of God toward men, is glory to God in the highest, and peace on the earth. The shepherds lost no time, but came with haste to the place. They were satisfied, and made known abroad concerning this child, that he was the Saviour, even Christ the Lord. Mary carefully observed and thought upon all these things, which were so suited to enliven her holy affections. We should be more delivered from errors in judgment and practice, did we more fully ponder these things in our hearts. It is still proclaimed in our ears that to us is born a Saviour, Christ the Lord. These should be glad tidings to all. (End quote)

Since God is in control of everything and all the time, He could easily put an end to all of the idol worship taking place throughout the Christian world that is being cloaked in supposed righteousness. But as shown in the case of King Nebuchadnezzar, God has great patience and a willingness to give His people time to recognize the error of their ways and to repent and to change.

God made man to live forever

We have to come again to our starting place in this writing, as we acknowledge that God the Father has given His Son Jesus Christ all power in heaven and in earth. (Matthew 28:18) That He is in control of everything and all the time. As we establish again that all power means exactly that, All Power! There is absolutely nothing in all heaven and earth beyond the limits or ability of God to bring about throughout the entire universe. God speaks and it happens. There never was any question about this until mankind came upon the scene. Mankind under the influence of Satan the devil has made God to be a liar through unbelief of His Word. Churches around the world claiming to be Christian are the biggest contributors, as they preach and teach their watered down, Satan inspired half-truths and outright lies to their docile flocks that have learned to follow along after those claiming to know and understand the truth of God. The congregations failing to recognize that they are being taken in and being fed from the table of demons. Their ministers and leaders are being regulated and controlled behind the scenes. All of them being taught that which will bring in the most money into their already bulging coffers.

They care not one iota about the actual truth of God. They are even offended when their false teaching is being questioned. What does the inspired Word of God have to say about such workers of deception? (1 1 Corinthians 11: - 13 - 15) 13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. 14 No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds. Their boss, Satan, will not allow them to reveal the wonderful truth that all of mankind is to become immortal, spirit and have life just as God and Christ have life. Made by God to last forever! God my friends, is reproducing Himself in mankind.

I can almost hear the howling going on now from the reader whom has become so imbedded and consumed into the Babylon of confusion, that they choose only to be offended as opposed to bother looking further into such an important matter themselves. They choose to remain in the Babylon of confusion instead of following after the Word of God written down for our admonition in ( Revelation 18: 4 ) And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. If we claim to be the people of God, this is aimed directly at us… His people! I spent thirty five years in the Babylon of confusion before I was given the strength to come out of her. God drug me out by the nape of my neck and is still in the process of trying to clean me up from their perverted teachings. God has shown me much truth since that time, and while I have a lot more to learn yet, I will be forever grateful and thankful for whatever unknown reason God is revealing truth to me that is not being made available to many others. The greatest truth that the Babylon of confusion refuses to believe is that Gods purpose and plan has always been to save all of mankind and to bring them all up to Their own level of spirit, immortal life. To have life as God and His Christ have life.

It is a done deal, it is not something that is going to be done, it has already been established and cannot fail. The exact moment that Christ finished the work given Him by the Father, He had finished the work of living a sin free life and there by being of more value than all of humanity combined, He had paid the cost required for all sin for all time. (John 19: 30) When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: ( the work His Father had given Him to do )  and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. (John 17: 4) I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. The cost for all sin for all time has been paid in full. It is therefore impossible for anyone to have earned the death penalty, because it has been paid in full. It is true that the wages of sin is death. But the gift of God is eternal life. (Romans 6:23) For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Does sin still exist?

Yes it does, all one has to do is look around themselves on all sides to see and understand that it does and seems to be getting worse with the passing of time and with the perverted belief of mankind that we can live our lives separate, apart and away from the Word of God. But again the Word of God tells us something different. (Jeremiah 10:23) O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps. (Proverbs 14:12) There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Yes sin still exists and will continue on until the time talked about in 1 Corinthians and Colossians and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. (Colossians 1: 20) (1 Corinthians 15: 22- 28) For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. (The exact same all that die will all be made alive) 23 But each in their own turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him. 24 Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death. (After death has been destroyed, the only thing left is life) 27 For he “has put everything under his feet.” Now when it says that “everything” has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ. 28 When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all. Notice: (Not all in a few, not all in some, not all in many, but all in all of mankind)

Does sin still have consequences?

While all sin for all time has been paid for by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, and all of mankind and all of creation will be reconciled back to God the Father, including Satan the devil and his demons. (There’s another one your church hasn’t told you about, isn’t it?) God will not destroy any of His creation that He created to serve His purpose and plan of redemption. Satan is just another tool that God has created and has used for the good and eventual benefit of all creation. However there is yet a consequence to be paid for our sins. Our past, present and future sins, but not the threat of hell, annihilation or the loss of our salvation that the Babylon of confusion likes to use to keep us in the fold and sending money to cleanse us of our guilt and stuff their coffers. Let me try and explain it this way. The consequence of sin in my own life can still cause others as well as myself to suffer ongoing trauma and torment at times. I know my sins, past, present and future have all been paid for, while the consequence will continue on.

I for example lay awake at night at times and remember my life as a combat soldier and the ungodly things involved in trying to stay alive while killing our enemy. I can agonize and wonder how many old Chinese or North Korean mothers because of me, were never again able to hug and to hold their loving sons that never returned home. I see vivid episodes of men I have inflicted great pain and suffering on in the process of ripping their bodies apart. I know I have been forgiven and the ultimate penalty of death for my sins have been paid in full by Christ. But the consequence of sin remains. This may be extreme but we continue to suffer our whole life on this earth through the consequence of sin. That is why it is such a wonderful, awesome thing to be able to look forward where sin will no longer exist. That time is coming my friends, it is certain, it is true, God planned it all out before the world began. (Titus 1:2) In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

One aspect of proper biblical understanding has to be addressed as we talk about and consider Universal Salvation. That the plan of God is, was, and always has been to save all of mankind and in fact all of His creation, including Satan the devil along with all of his demons. In order to understand these things more clearly, we need to understand the roll that God gave Satan to play out here upon the earth between himself and mankind. I was lying in bed awake this morning contemplating these things, when it came into my mind to get up and come out to my computer and search it out on the internet.

After all there is an endless amount of information that one has access to on the internet, isn’t there? I wrote down, “Why did God create Satan” I was disappointed, I was not able to bring up anything that in my mind remotely resembled the truth of the matter. All I was able to get was what I considered to be a lot of hocus pocus, same O, same O, false and deceiving answers as we have all become accustomed to hearing from the ministers appearing as angels of light, but reflecting the mind of their father the devil and Satan. Throwing us further off the track of the truth of God. I finally gave up the search after reading the final one from a minister that I record below. After which an individual named Jonathon makes a comment of rebuttal that makes more sense while we’re attempting to understand the true and loving way of God, as opposed to how all the ministers of Satan make Him to appear to be. The minister addresses the question in this way.

Recently someone asked me this question:

Why did God create Satan and allow (or predestine?) him and so many other angels to turn against God, and why did God allow (or, again, predestine?) Satan to successfully tempt our first parents in the garden? This is a loaded question and one that we must answer carefully. I’m going to answer this question in 5 parts.

1.It was necessary to have the fall so that God could then have a reason to die for our sins thereby demonstrating that God can and does provide the greatest act of love which is to lay down one’s life for his friend (John 15:13).

2. The fall of Satan provides yet another method for God to be glorified in that God can use sin to prove that sin is “bad” and that God’s Word about righteousness is true. 3. If God is to have creatures with free will, then the risk of rebellion is part of that freedom. Satan had that freedom and used it to rebel. 4. If God had not created Satan and instead another angel fell, then we’d be asking why God made that angel knowing he would fall. 5. God has reasons about which we know nothing.

Just over a year ago now, we had our son, Micah. I wasn’t oblivious to the fact that my son would one day disobey me. Even today at 13 months old, he disobeys me. But that doesn’t mean that I should stop having kids because I know that one day they might rebel. Part of the risk of freedom is that rebellion will be a reality. Now let’s shift the focus to all of humanity. There have only ever been three people on this entire earth that have had free will in things heavenly, Adam, Eve and Jesus. We read in Genesis chapter 3 of the terrible day where the entire human race fell into sin. Romans 5:12 says, “Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned.” Unlike the angels, Adam, Eve and Jesus we do not have free will in things heavenly. We are born into sin and frankly, all we want to do is sin. But the story doesn’t stop there, in the middle of our despair comes the Good News. Jesus was born of a virgin, thus he wasn’t born into the sin and bondage that we are, He was born free. He lived his entire life free of sin, in word, thought and deed. He then went to the cross, suffered and died in our place. He absorbed the wrath of God and He took on all of the sins of His people, in exchange He gave them His perfect righteousness. Now in Jesus, we can live the life we were supposed to live, not because of anything done or said by us, only because of what He did some 2000 years ago. THAT is Good News.

Jonathan makes a comment:

Why don't you explain to your son that there is a possibility that God created him for the soul purpose of him burning in hell for all of eternity, that it could be that you gave birth to one of those damned children who are predestined to go to hell before they even existed (Doomed before the womb) by giving birth to him. No matter what you do as a parent or no matter what your son does, nothing can stop him from going to hell because God corrupted his nature by orchestrating the fall of man. How cruel are Calvinists by having children, they know that semen is this wicked satanic substance that creates children predestined for eternal hell fire. If I was a Calvinist I would not have children because I might give birth to a child that is predestined by God to go to hell. It would be better for them not to even exist. (End quote.

The above comment by Jonathon should be seriously noted and read by not only Calvinists, but by all of the 650,000 Christian splinter groups that go by different names around the world that are tuned into the wavelength of Satan the devil. All of the millions of individuals setting in their comfortable congregations feeding at the table of demons that continue preaching and teaching that God is either going to annihilate, do away with altogether, or roast alive most all of humanity, in never ending suffering in the literal flames of hell, day and night without relief forever. Any individual or collective group of so called Christians whom continue believing this satanic trash being palette fed them by the ministers of Satan, should as fast as they can make an appointment with their doctor to be castrated or neutered to prevent themselves from producing little children that may be condemned to suffer endlessly for trillions and trillions of years. Do not assume that the minister you have put all of your faith, trust and confidence in, is actually a minister of our God. Here again is what your own bible will tell you in, (2nd Corinthians 11: 13 - 14) For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. I tell you a truth here that few people on this earth know or will believe when they hear it. If you believe anything less than Jesus Christ being the Savior of all creation, you are being duped my friend. That is whom and what He claims to be, and that is the truth of our Almighty God. Jesus Christ came out from God the Father as the firstborn of many brethren, of which we all will become as well. It is our destiny and the plan and purpose of God cannot and will not fail. (Isaiah 46:10) Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: My friends, my brothers and sisters, God in us, is reproducing Himself. We are to become as He is!

We can worship God in vain

We can be led to believe that we are following God and believing His Word. We can be as sincere as we can possibly be, but if it is not the truth of God, we deceive ourselves and worship God in vain; it becomes less than nothing to God. It behooves us all to seek and search out His truth. That is what I am trying to do here today with this writing, I am trying to help you to grasp and hang on to a little bit of His truth that if accepted and believed will help you to learn more of the same. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men (Matthew 15:9) They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.' (Mark 7:7)

Human rules that I explained earlier in this writing, such as the celebration of pagan originated days and seasons, along with misquoted and misunderstood scripture. The most recognizable of these being Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Purgatory, Valentine’s Day, Eating fish on Friday in honor of the half fish, half man, fish god Dagon, the immortality of the soul, the hell myth, the free will myth, that man and Satan have a free will, man being a free moral agent. That Satan morphed himself into Satan the devil, the Rapture, and more. None of these have one iota of truth in them. They are all being taught to you by the god of this worlds ministers, to blind you against the truth of God. 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. (11 Corinthians 4:4) God speaks the truth, believe Him! It is to our own benefit to do so.

Believing in the Babylon of confusion

With this brief introduction, I will attempt to shed some light on the deception being taught by the Babylon of confusion. Step one to remember is, God is in control of everything, and all the time”. Step two to remember is, Jesus Christ is exactly and precisely whom He claims to be, the Savior of all mankind and in fact the Savior of all creation. It is what your own bible tells you as the truth, believe it! If we can only accept, believe, recognize and realize these two things as the truth of God, all of the rest of the truth of God becomes easier to understand and to believe. Let’s go back for a moment and reflect deeply upon a past paragraph, about folks accepting and believing as truth, the deceptive teachings and preaching’s of half-truths and outright lies. Suppose someone finds themselves in a church or religious group that teaches that most all of mankind ( or for that matter, even one person ) will either be annihilated, done away with totally, or sent by God into the raging flames of a literal hell to be tortured, tormented and suffer untold misery of every description, for all eternity. Now suppose the individual attending that group has come to accept and to believe it as the truth of God. Stop here and reflect upon that group and on each individual belonging to and sincerely believing it to be the truth of God. I submit to you, that anyone and everyone locked into that deception that decides to have children, is creating the most grievous of sins against their own little children. Believing and knowing full well that they will most likely end up in that condemned group that will be made to suffer endless pain and torment forever, for trillions of trillions of years without any relief. Take a moment and ask ourselves how cruel, sadistic, uncaring, unthinking and selfish an individual would have to be, while accepting and believing this satanic deception, then to produce children.

Can we then exercise some common sense?

Would not common sense itself dictate a rethinking of our belief system and of the teachers and preachers that have brought these gross most grievous of errors into our minds and into our hearts? Would it not cause one to ask themselves to think and maybe begin wondering about other error that is being palette fed to them on a regular basis, by these deceived ministers of Satan? Would it not cause one to begin a search for the truth on their own, separate and apart from their church and ministers whom are steeped into CR&T? (Custom, ritual & tradition) Teaching only that which has become acceptable to the Babylon of confusion, or counterfeit Christianity, that have set their jaw and dug their self-righteous heels in against the actual truth of God.

Would it not be time to consider the things I am pointing out to us here today? Would it not be time to read again (Revelation 18:4) and to take appropriate action according to the will, the purpose, plan and commandment of God? And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. This is aimed at you and me my friends, my brothers and sisters. It is not a suggestion; it is a commandment from God to His people. It is not to the world, it’s not to the pagans, notice to whom it is to. His people! I hope I haven’t offended you by identifying you as people of God. I have accepted being a person of God and have come out of the Babylon of confusion many years ago. I no longer spend every week end listening to what some sincere but deceived preacher wants to program me to accept and to believe as the truth of God.

A look at free moral agency

Let me enlighten you with a few different random biblical truths either being scoffed at, overlooked, or denied altogether by the Babylon of confusion. They believe and teach others to believe that Satan and mankind as well, have free moral agency, or have a will separate from the will and intent of God. They say man and Satan have a free will. It is not true, it is a lie, but don’t believe me unless I can show you scripture to support it. It doesn’t take a lot of study to find the truth in this matter, it only requires that we believe the Word of God once we find it. But here we have to remember what Christ has to say about that. (John 3:18) and on) He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned (judged) already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (1 John 5: 10) He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness within himself: He that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. (John 8: 45) And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. (John 16: 9) (NLT) The world’s sin is unbelief in me. (Hebrews 4:2) We have heard the same Good News that your ancestors heard. But the message didn't help those who heard it in the past because they didn't believe.

It becomes evident here by the words of Christ himself, that mankind will not believe Him. They will not believe him for at least two different reasons, and probably more. Either Satan, the god of this world has blinded their minds to make it impossible for them to hear and to understand, ( 2nd Corinthians 4:4 ) 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. Or not having received the love of the truth, God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie (2nd Thessalonians 2:11) Both of these biblical facts has them locked into deception. It also shows in the two following verses that Jesus Christ had no free will himself; He could do only that which He sees his Father doing.

For anyone claiming to have free will it becomes their attempt at being greater and more righteous in their own mind than our Savior Jesus Christ was, whom had no free will himself. Men make choices and decisions every day, but something (or someone) creates a circumstance that causes these decisions. If I scratch my body (my own choice), I do it because I have an itch. If I eat a meal (my own choice), I do so because I am hungry. If I hurt another person (my choice), I do so because they did some harm to me. For every choice we make, there is a cause greater than the choice. It is your basic cause/effect principle. For every effect (in this case our choice), there is some cause that prompted the action.

As no one would deny that God is sovereign over all things (including Satan), it is God who can change circumstances as He pleases to bring about the desired effect. In this way, we may think we are totally independent from God in the choices we make, but in reality, there is someone greater than ourselves working behind the scenes to bring about a perfectly orchestrated finale. God is the great conductor who controls and leads men to respond with a simple wave of His baton.

(John 6:38) For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. (Those claiming to have free will are more righteous than Jesus Christ, who clearly tells us He has none)

(John 5:19) ISV Jesus said to them, "Truly, I tell all of you with certainty, the Son can do nothing on his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing, What the Father does, the Son does likewise. (Again! So much for Christianity’s fabled free will)

What about the free will of Satan?

God created Satan to be an adversary to man. Behold, I have created the smith that blows the coals in the fire, and that brings forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. He has no choice in the matter at all; he was created a murderer and a liar from the beginning and evidently cannot tell the truth. (John 8:44) Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. Now let’s go over to the book of Job. (Job 1:6) "Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them." Then we go to ( Job 1:12 ) And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord.

God dealt with Satan, the one he had created to be doing exactly what he had been doing since his creation, in a calm, business like way. We can then clearly see here that Satan has no free will at all. He can do only that which God will allow him to do. God and Satan are not locked into some sort of battle for souls, and poor old God is loosing the battle as the Babylon of confusion continues teaching their flocks. Everything in all of the universe is going along exactly and precisely like Christ planned and put it into motion before the world began. There is no power in existence, nor ever will be that can thwart the purpose and plan of God. God gave His Son Jesus Christ all power in heaven and earth; it is He that will determine the course of all creation. Until that future day talked about in 1 Corinthians where He destroys death and turns the kingdom back to God while submitting Himself back under the authority of God the Father. (1 Corinthians 15: 22- 28) For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. (The exact same all that die will all be made alive) 23 But each in their own turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him. 24 Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death. (After death has been destroyed, the only thing left is life)

27 For he “has put everything under his feet.” Now when it says that “everything” has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ. 28 When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all. Did you get that? ALL IN ALL! Notice: (Not all in a few, not all in some, not all in many, but all in all of mankind). Why cannot Christianity around this world understand this simple truth? They refuse to believe God and willingly stay within the confines of the Babylon of confusion that God has ordered them all to come out of in (Revelation 18:4) Come out of her my people! The truth is that a deceived person, group or churches have no way to know or to understand they are being deceived. It reverts back to CR&T. Past generations, present generations and future generation will continue on being led astray by custom, ritual and tradition. It is the way those before us taught and believed, it is being accepted around the world as the truth, and will continue on until the day that God decides his people must come out of Babylon.


It should however be noted here

It is not all bad within the realm of multiple millions of the people of God around the world that remain in the Babylon of confusion, believing and teaching wrong concepts, errors in misunderstood scriptures, and living within the custom, ritual and traditions passed down by those before them, while denying the truth of God. The world churches that I have been discussing, the so called Christian churches all around the world, the people of God have done and continue doing wonderful and needed work in relieving the stress and suffering of their neighbors and the communities in which they live. They often are the first to arrive with aid and a helping hand during disasters of every description. They spend countless hours of service to others in feeding, clothing, housing and looking out after the poor, the children, the elderly and the needy. That part is something being noticed and appreciated by the public and the grateful recipients by the millions around the world whom have been helped by their loving and caring service. We should make no mistake about it; these people of God have been given the desire and will to help their fellow men, women and children. We all in some way and at some time have seen such good and wonderful things happening to others and even to ourselves as these people of God strive to serve others. We should appreciate and thank God that He has placed such of His people scattered around this world within our cities, towns and communities. I do recognize all of these people of God as my brothers and sisters in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Since Jesus Christ has been given all power in heaven and in earth, He is well aware of where each and every one of us are at, at all times. We are all exactly where He wants each one of us to be within every moment of time. We will all be brought out of Babylon when Christ decides it is time. (Jeremiah 31: 34) and (Hebrews 8:11) And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. I praise God for His people.

With that being said

We do still need to understand these truths that I am exposing to you here today. You will know the truth and the truth will set you free, so states the Word of God. There are so many other things I would like to zero in on and tell you about in this writing, but I fear it would be overload and you would not be able to bear it all at once. Christ reminds me of this in (John 16:12) I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. As I finish this short booklet, I would like to thank you for taking these words into your home and reading them. Allowing me to serve you in this, in the hope that it will have helped you in some way. Having gone this far in reading this booklet is an indicator that you do have an interest in the truth of God. I would encourage you to seek and search out the actual truth of God where ever you can find it. If you have a computer and are online, I am on a website with my longtime friend and brother in the Lord, James Oliver Near. You can find us at www.thetruthstandsout.com or just write my whole name, Leith Lyman Cunningham in the search space and click on it.

We have things there that you might find interesting. We have also included writings from other dedicated individuals that have come out of Babylon that are filled to the brim with a lot of good sound doctrine of the truth of God. You will be able to peruse those writings without any obligations what so ever. To accept or reject as God brings it into your mind and heart. I write these booklets and have them printed up and give them away as I am able to do it. I do not accept any money for them, I believe that freely we have received, freely we should give. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. (Matthew 10:8) We see here also a comment from Peter. Peter answered: "May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money! (Acts 8:20) I count it a privilege that you receive this free gift from me, thank you!

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P.S. Even if you would forget everything else and only remember just these two following things, you would I believe have more true understanding than most all Christian scholars around the world. God is in control of everything and all the time… And Jesus Christ is exactly whom He claims to be, the Savior of all mankind and in fact all of creation. (As seen below in the inspired Word of God) (1 Corinthians 15: 22- 28) For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. (The exact same all that die will all be made alive) 23 But each in their own turn: Christ, the first fruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him. 24 Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death. (After death has been destroyed, the only thing left is life) 27 For he “has put everything under his feet.” Now when it says that “everything” has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ. 28 When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be ALL in ALL!

Notice:

(Not all in a few, not all in some, not all in many, but all in all of mankind and in fact all of creation) (1Timothy 2:4 - 6) 4 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. (6) Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

(1 Corinthians 3:15) If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. Our God is a consuming fire according to (Hebrews 12:29) It is the symbolic fire of God that saves mankind, not destroys him. Your church or ministers have not taught you that have they?

(2 Peter 3:9) The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. If God is not willing that any should perish, there is no other power that can harm even one individual. God is in control of everything, and all the time!

May God bless you with an open mind!

Written by: Leith Cunningham 2/1/2014