A word From The Editor
A state of Imperceptibility
Definition: Something very slight, gradual, or subtle:the imperceptible slope of the road. not perceptible; not perceived by or affecting the senses.something not capable of being perceived by the senses
During the past Presidential election a spirit was unveiled that was beyond imagination. A mean spirit! A spirit that has confused the World’s leaders challenged with the volatile environment that threaten the stability of their Governments, and World peace. The peoples of the world are uneasy, angry, and feeling victimized by their leaders and are powerless to do anything accept violently protest. We live in a world of uncertainty and unrest; a condition of imperceptibility. This condition occurs when leaders of the people have not retained God in their knowledge, and over time, became trapped in a World of Deception.
In Romans 1:20-32 Paul describes this gradual slid into the chaos we see happen in the world today. In verse 28 Paul writes: “And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper;” verse 32 “and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.
The book of Revelations is a message to the leaders of the people who are called by His Name, the Church of God (John 17:6-10). In Rev 12:9 Jesus revealed through John, a disciple and apostle of Jesus the Christ, that Satan has deceived the whole World. “And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him”
Every one of us was born into a World of religious and governmental systems devised under the influence of Satan. We live in a state of imperceptibility. This started back in the Garden of Eden, with Adam and Eve. The world suffers today because of the influence of Satan on them and their descendents; the human race. We are destined to die in this state unless we submit ourselves to God and accept the grace He has provided in Jesus the Christ, His own Son. In Him God has healed the breach caused by Satan between Him and man. God established Jesus as the way, as the truth and the life, and no one can come to the Father but through Him; John 6:45.
Over the years since Jesus the Christ died on the cross, Satan has sent out many who claimed to have accepted Jesus, but deceiving the people by preaching a Jesus that is in rebellion against His Father. Paul, the apostle sent to the Gentiles described them; 2 Con 11:13 “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.” There are now more than 45,000 different denominations or versions of the Way Jesus taught, yet He only taught one Way that led to life. Jesus prophesied it would happen; Matt 24:5
Jesus Christ prophesied that only those who do the will of His Father (keep the Commandments) would enter the Kingdom; John 5:10 “The one who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself; the one who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given concerning His Son.” He is now the High Priest, King of King, Lord of Lords, and our Savior. He is the way, the Truth, and the Life! No one will enter the Kingdom of God except by Him, walking as He walked.
Jesus testified in Matt 7:21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22 “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23 “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’ Notice what Matthew records in the last verse of this same chapter; Verse 29 “for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as their scribes (mainline Christian ministers of the today).”
The message of salvation that Jesus and His apostles preached is a far cry from the gospel men today preach in His name. If you claim to follow Jesus, are you sure you are not deceived (Matt 5:17)? Paul urges us to prove what the will of God is! Romans 12:2 “Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.
America and the world are in a state of imperceptibility, and just like all the other world powers recorded in history that rejected or did not retain God in their knowledge. No matter how great and dynamic the leader not one was able to resolve the dilemma they faced. Nor are the leaders of our day. Our only hope is the return of Jesus as King of Kings to overthrow all the rulers of the earth and will begin to rule and there will be no end to His Government, Isa 6:9; Rev 1:1-7
There is this favorite saying among the Christian communities, and it is actually from the Scriptures recorded in Acts 5:29 “But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men. .Are you sure you are truly obeying God rather than man? Do you want to be sure?
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