SHILOH MESSENGER - May 2018

















Duped to Dope

 

I love the USA!! There is no other Nation that God has favored and honored. But we have a satanic crisis! We our being deceived about morality. We have lost our moral compass that our founding Fathers had in drawing boundary lines, for Righteousness. They clearly knew that God had established a righteous path, “Due North” for America. This is the fixed Heading for any Nation who seeks God’s Face (2 Chronicles 7:14; “if my people who are called by my name humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land”).

We need healing and we need deliverance from the satanic powers that have influenced our moral judgement. One of the crisis is, “The Doping of America.” There is a great deception in our Society and even in the Church about drinking alcoholic beverages, smoking marijuana, pain med's and ant-depressants, etc.......The word "Duped" (*easily deceived) is Satan’s greatest strategy against humanity. If a person is "duped" he cannot experience "The Spirit of Truth" that illuminates to liberate. John 8:32 say’s, “you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.” Truth in John 8:32, is The Light of The Holy Spirit directing the individual into Divine destiny. (Note:” I do endorse Doctors prescribing medicine for healing & to ease suffering”)

One only needs to observe the past twenty years or so to see how skillful Satan has been in lulling (*causing someone to fall asleep) Society and the Church into a lullaby of compromise. It comes as no surprise for our society and our government to be duped, but for the Church, it is heresy.

The Apostle Paul writes in Ephesians 3:10, “God’s purpose in all this was to use the church to display His wisdom in its rich variety to all the unseen rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.” The Holy Spirit gave Paul a prophetic picture of the Church demonstrating strategic insight into the schemes of Satan. The purpose of the revelation was for the Church to impose the victory won at Calvary (Col. 2:15). These rulers and authorities (fallen angels) have been strategically assigned by Satan to deceive the nations to bring them into bondage (Rev. 18:23). The Church however is “The powerful Bride of Christ.” Jesus loves His Church and He has equipped us with The Armor of God (Eph. 6:10-18) to frustrate and to punish the demonic realm.

In 26 years of ministry I have observed our Society regress into a cesspool of iniquity. I have also observed how the Church responds. The majority does little to confront the strongman behind the schemes that deceive to destroy. It is then left to the few to confront the hordes of darkness riding the wave of iniquity to drown humanity in sin. This is what the enemy intends to do is to divide the Church to minimize our effectiveness. The Church must regain its effectiveness, like it had in the book of Acts. “Yet more and more people believed and were brought to the Lord—crowds of both men and women. As a result of the apostles’ work, sick people were brought out into the streets on beds and mats so that Peter’s shadow might fall across some of them as he went by. Crowds came from the villages around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those possessed by evil spirits, and they were all healed,” Acts 5:14-16.

The Church is responsible for the welfare of the people. It is through the Anointed Teaching of The Word of God that the hearer develops faith to heal (Rom. 10:17, Ps. 107:20, Prov. 4:20-22). I am a witness of the transforming power of God’s Word. Early in my childhood, fear with anxieties became a part of my emotions. Later in my teenage years I experimented with illegal drugs during the Hippie movement. That culture was using rebellion as an excuse to use drugs. I used drugs to medicate myself, and it was in this drug culture that I hid all my insecurities. Little did I know that later in life I would reap the devastating effects of its design. It was God’s Mercy that drew me out and then exposed the schemes of the devil to destroy. The word pharmacy comes from the Greek word *pharmakeia. Its meaning is, sorcery & witchcraft. Interesting to know the devil uses his wizardry to cast his spells upon the ignorant (*lacking knowledge). Our Heavenly Father however has given us The Holy Spirit to expose vain imaginations and false accusations brought by a superior intelligence, who uses deception to enslave his victims. We dismantle Satan’s psychological lies with "The Spirit of Truth" and punish him by our obedience to God's Word. (2 Corinthians 10:3-5)

I along with many others have been set free and delivered from the bondage of addictions by believing in Jesus Christ and His Atonement (Rom. 5:9). With our great salvation comes the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. We have been given the most powerful Person in all the heavens and on the earth, “The Third Person of The God Head.” He brings us new life thru regeneration (*born from above). He also reveals the Holy Scriptures to us for us to prosper in every area of our lives (Is. 55:10-11, Jn. 14:26). The Holy Spirit is available to every believer to transform us into a powerful entity which is His Church. We no longer must be slaves to any sin or be seduced into medicating our senses. The Lord has given us a Cup to drink from that satisfies the thirsty soul for the pilgrimage of life. The Holy Spirit is The Fountain of Life! “With joy you will drink deeply from the fountain of salvation! Isaiah 12:3.



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