But It’s so Hard

There is a simple problem about deception. Deceivers know exactly what they are doing, but the deceived believe that everything is just fine. It’s like a magic show, but the audience has no clue that they are watching a show. But we are the audience in this show we all call “the game of life” and life is only a game for those who control other people’s lives. To those of us who must obey or conform to the local, (micro-culture), or national expectations, (macro-culture), it is a very serious matter. This is a matter that will determine our futures, our ability to succeed, and even the quality of our family lives at home. And as long as we choose to consider our lives only according to the terms of science and educational logic, we are allowing the deception to continue and affect our lives detrimentally. We are choosing to reject the realm of the spiritual that the true leaders of society acknowledge, but also want to keep secret. They want to keep the true power of their success to themselves in order to keep the general public ignorant of the truth and powerless. They want our lives to stay hard and under subjection to the “higher powers” and they want to remain the supreme “higher power” in our lives.

Spiritual knowledge is the heart behind social power and control. It doesn’t matter whether the society is aboriginal or modern. The true leaders of society have tapped into a spiritual source of knowledge. Every tribal culture has a spiritual shaman as its head. If you don’t want to agree, let me know of specific tribes that do not have a shaman that the chief consults for advice. There may very well be some tribes that have banished their shamans. Even if that is the case, the tribe itself will still have an undercurrent of support or an underlying form of “underground culture” that still acknowledges a shaman, or medicine man. This is true in the Philippines, many South Pacific islands, the Caribbean, many American Indian nations, and in Louisiana.

Modern scientific logic is being taught openly in the school, but these children also learn to respect the “old ways” as well. The difference between the two ways is this, the old ways teach that you must believe first and then you will see, science dictates that you must see first, then you can believe. Let’s be truthful, life is hard and it will always be hard for the average man or woman. But with faith, life is at least bearable. Removing faith from our lives will also remove hope, and this will make a hard life, hopeless. They have maintained a way to keep hope and faith present in their lives. It really doesn’t matter what god they believe in, it is the belief in the spiritual realm that makes faith and hope possible.

This respect for the “old ways” has been lost in our Western society. So we only believe the things that we can see and test. Even though we believe that we have all of the information we need, science is beginning to learn that there is another realm that does not abide by the rules of particle science we’ve all been taught to respect. This is the realm of quantum science. It is in this realm that the rules of particle science are bent in strange new ways. It is also the realm that appears to support the existence of a spiritual realm that material or particle science cannot explain. Look at this article from Scientific American: “Can Science Rule Out God?” (https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/can-science-rule-out-god/) It appears that the scientific community itself can’t come up with an answer that all can agree upon. It is still divided on this subject.

New Age Philosophy still acknowledges the spiritual realm. This is the modern spiritual god of the Western world. Unfortunately, it not only has a god that resembles the God we worship, it also has a Jesus that they look forward to coming. They believe our God is the false god and that their god is the true god. The difference is this, their god fulfills the goals of humanity. Our God offers humanity spiritual wholeness and redemption from our walk and desires of the flesh. Our God offers this only through the work, and acceptance of that work, in Jesus Christ alone. Humanity prefers to believe that spirituality is obtained by merit. The secrets to obtain this by merit is held by “Secret Societies” and this “secret” is the reality of the spiritual realm. So New Age spirituality offers success and wealth in this life with the promise of being with “Jesus” in the afterlife. This afterlife is earned and the proof of attainment is the receipt of wealth and power today.

Christian spirituality also promises wholeness and a spiritual relationship with God today, and an afterlife with Jesus Christ forever in the future. But this spirituality is NOT earned. It is not given by merit on our part at all. There is nothing we can do to earn this reward by our flesh. This means that wealth and influence have no bearing upon this reward. The sins we commit in our flesh also have no bearing on this reward. All we have to obtain, comes by way of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. He paid the price of obedience that none of us could ever pay ourselves. He took the responsibility and endured the obedience and social disgrace of being a truly good guy that fulfilled all the law. Think about this, he chose to obey his parents, all of the rules of the church, (temple), the culture, the government, his school, and God’s written and revelation Word as payment for the price of obedience we cannot pay. This is how we were redeemed, (paid for), from the bondage of fear, sin, and the flesh. He paid the hard price, even when it meant dying for crimes He did not commit on the cross of crucifixion He did not deserve.

Whether we call it a harmless lie or a gross commitment of first degree murder, a sin is a sin. So if we try to believe that we can earn our salvation at all by anything we do ourselves, or that the severity of our sins can prevent us from being saved, we are deceived by humanist false doctrines. This humanism in our churches are taking away our hope and destroying our faith in the work of Jesus Christ. This is taking the responsibility for our salvation and afterlife away from Jesus and placing it once again upon ourselves. Why would any of us in our right minds take the responsibility for our redemption away from Jesus? He paid the hard price for us so we would never have to. This is love and grace in real life action. We all deserve to die in our personal sin simply because we all have sin as our nature. We are all born with no spirit, and no spirit connection to God. It is as impossible for a dog to be a cat, as it is for us to be righteous as God. That is why God provided Jesus Christ to be our redeemer. He is the one and only seed of a woman.

Genesis 3: 15 “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”

Human seed comes from the male to the female. So as long as you had a father provide his seed to your mother to get her pregnant, you are a descendant of Adam by the soul life that God breathed into him. Jesus Christ is the only offspring from the seed of a woman in all of history. Mary became pregnant without a man involved. This is where every genealogy that churches try to show from Matthew fail to notice in the discrepancy of the three groups of 14 generations. They use the cultural norms of making Joseph, Mary’s husband in Matthew 1: 16

Matthew 1: 16 “And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.”

Only the Syriac Aramaic text include a footnote that explains that Joseph in this verse could actually be Mary’s father. By ignoring a single footnote, in a translation of scripture that the church fails to acknowledge, we’ve had a translation handed down for nearly 2000 years that makes no sense. It does not agree with its own testimony in the very next verse.

Matthew 1: 17 “So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.” (Bold added)

Yes, I’ve seen different ways that theologians have manipulated the generations to make the three groups of fourteen agree. But the last group has always been a trouble spot for them as they consider Joseph, (of verse 16), to be Mary’s husband and attribute the genealogy of Matthew to Joseph in order to make Jesus legally of David’s regal line. Then at the same time, they do not know where Mary fits into the genealogy mentioned in Luke 3: 23 as this is clearly a different genealogy and attributes a different father for Joseph.

Luke 3: 23 “And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed ) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,” (Bold added)

Joseph’s father in Matt 1: 16 was Jacob. But in Luke 3: 23, Joseph’s father is Heli. But if this discrepancy isn’t enough, both genealogies are simply, clearly different. Counting both David and Jesus, Luke has 43 generations. But counting both David and Jesus, and considering Joseph and Mary as the same generation, Matthew shows 28 generations and many different names. The two general ways that three groups of 14 generations can be counted in Matthew requires listing either David, or Jechonias twice. Once at the end of one generation list, and again at the beginning of the next generation list. This is how theologians have reconciled Matthew to have three groups of 14 generations. But let me ask you a few simple questions keeping in mind that I have no desire to persuade you to believe my understanding of Matthew.

If you can’t make sense of the Bible yourself using known rules of grammar, syntax, and sentence composition, how are you able to believe it’s telling you the truth? If you believe the Bible is inerrant, and it is inspired by the revelation of God the Father, why did God have two different writers, write two different genealogies for the same person, Joseph the supposed father of Jesus the Christ? If God is perfect, did He make a mistake? If He made a mistake, then could the world be correct in their negative assessment of God? If the world is correct, why should any Christian believe either the Bible or God? Can you see by now that to accept an openly traceable discrepancy without a question is dangerous? That is why I highly encourage every believer to learn how to allow the Bible to speak for itself. Let the Bible define what is right or wrong and go with the clues within the Word of God. This is a simple change in your state of mind, but carnal Christians will find this to be very difficult to do, take it from a former, religious, carnal Christian. It is really hard, but possible.

It is really hard to shake the bonds of religion off, even when God shows clearly and logically from His Word the difference between His Truth and religious truth. Religious truth requires mental gymnastics to believe the words of one man over the logic and words of another equally great man. When both claim to be men of God, but both adhere to doctrines of different denominations, our tendency is to believe the man that comes from the same denomination as our own. Any opinion that originated from any other group is simply disregarded. No consideration is given at all. Not the logic, not the scriptures, not the support that ancient texts will give it, nothing, nada, it is simply ignored. This is the power of religion and is the heart of the division within the Christian church itself. There can never be a prayer of a chance for the Christian church to unite in any meaningful way when believers willingly separate themselves from one another simply because of disagreements in scriptural understanding. The believer’s walk was never meant to be this hard, we were never meant to be separated from one another within the family of God. We were meant to help one another and encourage one another as we learn how to walk with God. Even if it means supporting those we disagree.

To set the record straight, I really don’t care whether you believe that Joseph was Mary’s father or Mary’s husband in Matthew. I care about your ability to believe that the written Word of God really is the truth. Because if you can stake your life upon the truth of the written Word, then as you build your relationship with God and He confirms your understanding of the written Word, it will become easier for you to stake your life on His revelation Word. This is the comfort and truth that Jesus promised to give with the Spirit of Truth, His Gift, the Holy Spirit. This is Him abiding within us. This is how we become God’s home. By way of the Holy Spirit, God and Christ is alive within us. By our faith in His revelation Word, we prove we trust and believe in Him. We prove our faith as we act upon spiritual revelation. We show God by our obedience to His revelation, that we believe His revelation is the truth. It is just as true as His written Word. This is the leap we all have to make to graduate from carnal Christianity to radical, spiritual Christianity.

To make this leap of faith with Religious Christianity is possible, but difficult. Very few religious leaders know how to lead an average, fear, filled believer into the walk of the spirit, which is the walk of faith. Instead, they prefer to lead only a select, privileged, few into the “secret” walk of spiritual faith. So religious leadership build a culture of obedience and service to leadership in order for the select few to learn the truth of service to God. The rest of us see the service to leadership and mistake the service to men as service to God. It’s not a case of leadership misleading the masses, but of the masses misinterpreting the actions of leadership. The problem is in misunderstanding the motive or the actions. This makes trusting our leadership in the religious church difficult, especially when we are trying to learn how to trust God. It was never meant to be this hard. That is why I wrote “Rules for Radical Christians: A Practical Primer for Defeating Radical Liberals at Their Own Game.”

I have served as both a volunteer church servant and as a pastor. I’ve seen both sides of the fence and know the frustrations that both sides have to deal with. Pastors know more than they feel free to teach. It is usually fear that stops them from telling the whole truth. Fear of repercussions from the church elders, fear of offending members of the congregation, and fear of infuriating civil authorities. The average pastor walks on pins and needles in fear of losing their position and being replaced by someone who will teach the things that will please everyone around them. The usual reason given to with hold some or all of the truth they know is this: “The congregation isn’t ready to know the whole truth.”

My greatest battle over the last 49 years of searching and teaching is this. Receiving the freedom to teach what the Bible clearly states, even when it contradicts the teaching of the church, and especially when it contradicts the leader. Church leadership cannot accept being corrected by anyone below their position in leadership and especially when the written Word of God is quoted. They have no defense against the Word of God except their accepted doctrine and their accepted version of the Bible. It is almost possible to find a version of the Bible that will promote or support any doctrinal position at all. When deceptive study procedures are used, (cherry picking supporting phrases), then it becomes impossible to allow the Bible to teach the truth. It is literally possible to teach that the true God is cruel and controlling because the true God has an established standard that He requires all of His followers to obey. At the same time, then teach that Satan is the victim who exposed God’s deception to mankind.

These last two sentences summarize the entire aim of Communist and New Age spiritual instruction. For Communism and Socialism, the aim is to deny God altogether without revealing that their doctrine originated in a Satanic fellowship that Karl Marx attended during college with his Hegelian friends. He said: “My object in life is to dethrone God and destroy capitalism.” (Attributed to Karl Marx: No source found.) For New Age enthusiasts, spirituality is openly acknowledged. They quote the Bible, talk of love, encourage world peace, and speak of the Christ and his return. This is the deception of the New Age spirituality: They do not acknowledge the need to accept salvation through Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Their Christ is not the same as our Christ and the writings of Alice Bailey support this statement. (See: The Externalization of the Hierarchy) These two people are the two greatest influences of the 20th Century leading to the godless society we “enjoy” today.

The only way to defeat a godless society is to demonstrate God’s love and spiritual power in action. That is what Jesus Christ did all through the Gospels. Those who walked by their understanding, by their logic, or by wrong spiritual influences despised Him. Their only solution was to kill Jesus by any means possible in order to stop Him. But His death was necessary in order for Him to defeat death openly and make it possible for His believers to receive the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit that sets us apart from the world. It is the Holy Spirit that allowed the apostles to do the same things Jesus did. Their demonstration of God’s spiritual power changed the world then. It is the only hope to change our world today. But the Gospel of Salvation includes a promise we rarely hear.

John 14: 12 “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”

This promise is given to you and to me. This is the guiding promise behind my book. God gave us the Holy Spirit so we believers can demonstrate His love, His grace, and His power. We do this with our friends, our families, and anyone we meet. We do this where we live and work. We are called to live by the Spirit and walk in faith with God. This is the spiritual battle we face. To hear God and do what He tells us to do. That’s what the book below reveals. But only if you want to build your relationship with your heavenly Father yourself. Karl Marx and Alice Bailey tapped into Satan’s power to change our culture, we can collectively tap into God’s power to take our culture back from the clutches of Hell. It’s really hard to do by our logic, our doctrines, or our flesh. But history has already proven that change can be done quickly by the Spirit. Let’s work together with God.

Published by Power House Institute

I am a retired full time power plant mechanic. I am also a Radical Christian follower of God with 48 years of volunteer ministry service and training. I hold a degree as an Associate of Biblical Theology, and a Bachelor of Practical Ministry. I have volunteer experience as an Evangelist, property manager, set builder, stage electrician, musician, singer, conference security, food service distribution manager, and a former associate pastor for New Revelation Christian Development Center in Smyrna, TN. I am the founder of Power House Institute and Ministry and the author of Rules for Radical Christians: A Practical Primer for Defeating Radical Liberals at Their Own Game. I believe every born again Christian has the ability interact with God Almighty by way of His Holy Spirit and this is Radical Christianity. It is my mission to encourage and empower spiritual greatness in every Christian believer, no matter which brand of Christianity they choose to follow. By doing so, change the world around us, and the culture we live within. I believe Radical Christians are part of every Christian church in the world. If we want to restore morality, Radical Christians are the only answer for recovery. I want my book and this blog become a powerful and winning influence against Atheist liberalism. We can restore our culture through the combined power and influence of God at work in the lives of Radical Christians everywhere.

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