All posts by Rev. Daniel Blair

Daniel Blair is a retired Minister, who has studied at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; and served as Pastor of churches in both California and Kentucky. He has led many revivals in this country and preached internationally. Reverend Blair stays active podcasting Revelation Truth and is an inspired writer keeping up a popular blog, and producing Christian videos. Reverend Blair ministers and counsels many hurting people on the social media site Facebook. He has seen firsthand how the devil and a multitude of psychological problems have taken their toll on Christians. Blair's passion for helping Christians to overcome their many problems has led him to write his second book entitled "Stand Firm" available at my online bookstore or at a bookstore near you. His first book was published in 2006 entitled "Final Warning." Reverend Blair and his wife, Robin, live in Round Rock, Texas. They have six children and fifteen grandchildren.

We Are on the Precipice of Change

In the next eight months, we may very well see the greatest change ever take place since the technological revolution in the new world. Two great political and social forces are struggling for dominance while most of the world’s population is pulled along giving them only fabricated lies and empty promises. The blind masses are completely oblivious as to what’s going on behind the scenes. The real struggle is happening behind the scenes in the spiritual realm between the powers of darkness and the children of light. It’s happening between the powers of heaven and hell. Perhaps one of the greatest struggles of all time. We need great patience for all of your beloved children to open their eyes fully and wait; wait to see the hand of God exposing the powers of evil attempting to enslave the entire human race. We don’t know if it will come from the left or the right, but we do know that your faithful remnant will see it and stand firm against the great deception that is already at work in the world, causing you to send forth a strong delusion. The reason we write, “from the left or the right,” is to force our eyes open, both physical and spiritual, to let God show us the truth of who is behind the greatest deception to fall upon the world. If we are locked into either side then we have accepted all their propaganda, overlooked many of the questionable behaviors and policies, and have not properly thought through where it could all lead if they gained total dominance.

Our goal must be to have total open-mindedness so that we are not caught in the trap of lying deception. I would be wary of any side that makes outrageous promises to the followers of Christ, even if those promises are only directed to the liberal element of the Church. Let’s not forget how Hitler was able to seduce the Christian churches in Germany by making outrageous promises to cleanse the Church from all the impurities of the world. We must, it’s essential, to keep an open mind even after we cast our vote. Let us not underestimate the powers of evil that could raise-up an opposing political party that seems so bad and so morally wrong, that it would blindly drive voters to the other side, to embrace the best of two evils. We must look much deeper than all the propaganda. We must look deeper than just the person running, by allowing God to show us the evil intentions of global dominance and the ensuing slavery of the human race. We cannot do this if we have already bought into all the propaganda of our chosen party. We cannot do this if we are unwilling to listen to what God has to say about our choices.

Let me be very clear that God hates the sin of murder, abortion, and homosexuality but He also hates other sins that are completely ignored in our time. To champion the fact that we stand against abortion and homosexuality but allow the other sins into our lives will set us up to be deceived and rest under the deluding influence sent by God for rejecting the truth. God’s truth embraces all of His holy commandments. It embraces our faith and trust in God alone to bring forth His Kingdom, His way. The Bible says, “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 (II Thessalonians 2:10-11). So, this delusion sent by God is for rejecting the truth and believing the lie. The one who will come very soon and has been working behind the scenes for many years will enslave the entire human race by teaching them to believe the lie. When he comes in the flesh and recognized by the faithful remnant, he will require that everyone must believe the lie. Why is this so important?  Because our salvation depends on us believing the truth, and Satan knows it. He cannot enslave humanity if we reject the lie and believe only the truth. This is exactly what we need to be watching for as the greatest change in over three hundred years takes place. We are on the precipice of change!

We must ask the question, “what is the lie and how believing this lie will allow the coming beast or Antichrist to control the human race. To reject God’s truth and not trust in God alone, will cause us to believe the lie of Satan and be enslaved by the powers of darkness. You may reject the horrible sins of homosexuality and abortion but, nevertheless, you will remain enslaved by the powers of darkness. This change will attack the very belief system of every Christian. There is something much worse and much more sinister that will attack the core belief of every Christian in the world. In many ways, it’s much worse than communism that’s mostly defeated around the world where many Christians are arising and throwing off the yoke of heathenism. It’s even far worse than Islam that is seeing many people coming to Christ in the strictest of Islamic countries standing firm even under persecution. Satan is not too concerned with the heathen for he already has them under his control. No, the greatest danger to Christianity is what attacks our faith in God. Faith is believing the truth but it’s also trusting God to fulfill His promises to mankind. If this trust is broken or exchanged by trusting in another then they will be easily controlled by the Antichrist and his religion for all of humanity no matter which god, they pray too. I have been preaching for many years that this new religion that can be practiced by every person in the world without giving up their traditional beliefs or even their non-beliefs is destructive to our faith. This new world religion will be pushed and eventually required to be believed and practiced by everyone in the world. This change is coming soon!

They will no longer trust their God alone to supply all their physical, emotional, and psychological needs. Rather they will trust the new religion of the State and failure to do so will make you an enemy of the State subject to incarceration or death. So, what is the new religion that will be pushed by the beast or the Antichrist that comes from the pit of hell? The new religion will lead you to put trust in your counselors for all of your emotional and psychological problems. It will lead you to put trust in your government to supply all of your physical needs. It will lead you to put your trust in yourself for all of your spiritual needs. Without trust, there can be no faith. Remember the words of Jesus, “shall he find faith on the earth” when He returns (See Luke 18:8). The lie believes that mankind must solve his own problems through psychological counseling and the administering of psychotropic drugs thus ignoring the Bible and the power of the indwelling Spirit. He no longer believes or trusts God to make them into new creations giving them everything they need for life and godliness. Rather they are led to put their trust in the establishment, the medical field, the psychotherapist and everyone else except Jesus Christ alone. I believe the greatest change to fall upon humanity is the requirement to put our trust in the coming leader, whomever that will be, to give us everything we need for all of life. This will be a remarkable figure who will garner the trust of the entire world through strength and supposed miracles, even promising peace and prosperity. We are on the precipice of change!

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The Greatest Lie Perpetrated Upon Mankind

What is the greatest lie? As we sit comfortably in our own little corner, we are told what to believe about the rest of the world. Important facts are purposefully withheld. We simply don’t see the big picture but only the picture given to us by the News media and Social Media. Most alarming is that history is either forgotten or changed leaving most people to experience life in the moment, to experience only what’s happening now. Unfortunately, if history is reported it’s typically done so by only utilizing certain events to demonstrate the need to change laws to further their control of the population. Yet, it is history that the Bible used for thousands of years to teach God’s children about the pitfalls in life. It’s history that shows us how God worked in the life of humanity to get their attention, lead them to repentance, and a closer walk with Him through Jesus Christ. Before we continue, you might be thinking, why is the world keeping us essentially locked into the present moment in time by forgetting history, in a sense giving us amnesia, and not reporting all the truth about what’s happening in the world. That can be explained in one word, “control.” Think about it for a moment: “how do you control 372 million people just in your country alone?” You give them the biggest lie ever perpetrated upon humanity.

As we begin to unpack this big lie, let me say up front that I don’t believe that every news reporter or social Media engineer that develops their algorithms or all politicians are knowingly perpetuating this lie upon humanity. I am convinced it goes much deeper involving perhaps as few as a dozen well-placed world leaders and most importantly the great deceiver himself, Satan. Although the ultimate reason for the lie is control, it is also used to keep humanity in check from experiencing global panic and hysteria that could lead to mass rioting. Although Satan’s ultimate agenda is the control of humanity, I believe that his greatest motive is keeping God’s children from seeing His hand in history; to keep humanity from seeing His plagues and woes being poured out upon an evil world. If humanity is locked in the moment only complaining about their current difficulties, they will not see how God has been working in the history of mankind for the past two thousand years to get their attention, to convict them of their unrighteousness before a Holy God. In the last book of the Bible, written nearly two thousand years ago, it says, “Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book” (Revelation 22:7).

Well, it should go without saying, we have not kept the sayings of this book. What we have done is read it, choose our school of interpretation, and then put it back on the top shelf to be fulfilled at some future date after we have all been raptured up to heaven. This is extremely dangerous theology! Listen to what the book says, “And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book” (Revelation 22:19). So, to throw the book on the top shelf and tell everyone not to worry about it for we won’t be here anyway is not only bad theology it may end up depriving you from many of the glories in heaven. This book is a very dynamic book useful for every age to demonstrate God currently working in the affairs of man. Yet, this cannot happen if we change the facts in our history and somehow believe that all the plagues and woes are meant for some future dispensation. So, let’s work together in recovering the history and all its facts that we have been deprived of and uncovering the greatest lie perpetrated upon humanity.

Let’s start by asking what would constitute a biblical plague or woe? Just how many people would need to suffer or how many people would need to die? We have all become witnesses of the birth of psychology with the founding of the first psychiatric hospitals and insane asylums set up by the Muslim physicians in Bagdad, Iraq in 750, which is the first woe in the Book of Revelation (See Revelation 9:1-11). Over the centuries this has caused grief and suffering for millions upon millions of people where many have longed to die to escape their unimaginable suffering. We have become witnesses of the birth of Islam and the second woe in the Book of Revelation (See Revelation 9:12-21) where, in time it spawned global Jihad or terrorism against Christians, Jews, and other religions killing more than 290 million people, and still counting. We have witnessed the rise of the Catholic Church where the inquisitions and Crusades killed 50-68 million protestants and others who disagreed with the church’s dogma. We have been witnesses of The Black Death that killed over 50 million people in the course of seven years, this too would constitute a biblical plague from 1346 -1353. We have become witnesses of the Second World War that killed over 50 million people and saw the slaughter of 11 million Jews in their death camps. I think most Christians will agree that all these would constitute a biblical plague or woe. So, why has the Church closed its eyes to these plagues and woes that have already taken place against self-righteous man who has rejected the teachings of Jesus Christ? Why are we still looking into the future thinking that the worst is yet to come? It’s already here and has been here for over two thousand years!

Keep in mind that the news services and social media don’t keep a record of these historical events, even if they are reported. They simply become a blip on the screen in time allowing the world to slip back into their state of amnesia. Moreover, they don’t report all the facts of what’s really happening all around us. If we look briefly at just the different diseases and viruses in our present day, we will have our eyes wide open to what’s being concealed. In the year of 2017, there were 47.4 million deaths from various diseases and viruses. Although each disease and virus are neatly categorized by type, they still all add up to one tremendous plague on humanity that’s increasing every year. Although fallen humanity is good at explaining these plagues away, by saying that they are caused by poor environment or unhealthy living, it doesn’t diminish the fact that humanity is reaping what it has sown. Do we honestly think that God cannot see what is happening in this country and around the world, that He is just going to save up all of His plagues and woes for the future? If so, that would be contrary to the clear teachings of Scripture that says, “Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand (Revelation 1:3). As of this writing, we don’t know exactly how widespread the latest possible pandemic will be in the coming months out of China. However, we do know if it turns into a full-blown global pandemic it will be the hand of God. Do you think that God cannot see what was going on in China with the persecution of His children and the destruction of their houses of worship?

Although it appears that in 2017 the combined deaths from terrorism and conflict are down from the previous years by concluding the wars in the Middle East and initiating a peace plan in Israel, it could be that Satan and the Beast will use this to his advantage by preaching peace, peace when there is no peace. On the other hand, so-called natural disasters are not only up but off the chart. Just how large must the earthquake, the tsunami or fires need to be to constitute a biblical plague or woe? Every year we see the number and severity of earthquakes increasing, bringing with it, stronger tsunamis along with death and destruction on a biblical proportion. We have seen fires ravage an entire country killing an untold number of wildlife. Dear friends, this is not just the beginning of the birth pangs. The Great Tribulation was birthed in the First Century and the Church should be using it to bring more people into the Kingdom of God. They should be using it to open the eyes of a world that is blind to what is happening all around them, partly caused by Satan, who does not want them to see and repent. The greatest lie perpetrated upon mankind is that things are great and that we are at the beginning of a new day. Even Christians have bought into this lie by saying that all sin will be eradicated by putting the homosexual back into the closet and outlawing legalized abortion. Yet, other sins are clearly overlooked while most are being led down a path of praise and adoration for their new leaders. They cannot see that most are still lukewarm in their Christianity, impure in their thoughts, and self-righteous by nature. Dear Christian don’t buy into the lie that the Great Tribulation has not come and that He will not send His plagues and woes on unrepentant humanity until we are safely raptured up to heaven. It’s happening now to turn you around, to prepare your hearts to meet your Holy God coming in the clouds with the armies of heaven (Please read Revelation 19:11-16).

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Who’s Telling the Truth?

The Bible says, “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” (Amos 3:3). This has been the problem since the beginning of time. When temptation and sin entered the world, thanks to Satan, mankind as a whole has not agreed with their God and have not generally agreed with one another. This division between man and his God was caused when the truth was questioned by the incitement of a lie, “Did God say” (see Genesis 3:1). It was not long thereafter that man was telling his own lies driving a deeper wedge between groups of people and the family unit. In time, these lies spawned completely different notions as to who God is, how we as a man came to be, the meaning of life, and our place in the universe. Although Jesus Christ came to set the captives free by giving them the truth about who we are and our original relationship with God, fallen humanity had already been questioning the validity of truth seen so clearly in Pilate’s response to Jesus, “What is Truth” (See John 18:38). I don’t think Pilate was mocking Jesus but simply stating an accepted norm that believed it was impossible to actually know the truth. Why was that so difficult then and now will be the topic of our study today, especially important with what’s currently going on in the world.

For many years in this country witnesses were sworn in by promising to, “tell the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.” This has become a bedrock of our legal system trusting that witnesses would set the record straight making it possible to deliver the correct judgment. However, we have grown increasingly more like Ancient Rome where one can say, “Who’s telling the truth?” Or “What is truth.” So, what’s making this so difficult in our day? The simplistic answer, which we will give further details, is that some truths and hearsay have been uniquely woven into the lie to make it more palatable or acceptable. In essence, they have created the half-truth, which is nothing less than a bald-faced lie. This, of course, has been Satan’s design from the beginning, knowing full well that lies will divide the human race making it far easier to conquer. The Bible calls this corrupt communication. It’s way beyond just vulgarity and filthiness, which also divides, to corrupt communication filled with damaging lies and half-truths intended to divide and destroy their fellow man (See Ephesians 4:29). This is exactly what we see in today’s world, lies dressed up with half-truths and hearsay to destroy the other side.

The other downside to this corrupt communication is that it grieves the Holy Spirit of God, which is the same Spirit that dwells in the heart of every true believer in Christ (See Ephesians 4:30). This is a great barometer of the Church’s true condition before a Holy God. If the indwelling Spirit is grieved (or deeply saddened) in an individual, then it can cause tremendous consequences allowing the person to slip into an array of emotional and psychological problems. It can cloud their thinking by actually calling bad, good and calling good, bad. We have seen this just recently where churches were divided over the acceptance of homosexuality and the so-called rights of the abortionist. This saddened Spirit can also allow people to see prophecies and interpretations of Holy Scriptures that are completely wrong causing great divisions among God’s beloved children. These divisions are not helping our united witness to a dying world nor is it helping us to stand firm against an evil world. Half-truths and hearsays are bald-faced lies causing people to divide, by rising up to destroy one another, which is giving the devil his due. Furthermore, in our divisions, nothing is being accomplished. How sad!

This corrupt communication has also filled the airwaves, the news media, and social media intoxicating the public. I say “intoxicating” because it’s like a drug or alcohol causing most people to keep coming back for more and more of the same thing. It’s like they can’t get enough of the lies and counter lies bashing the other side. It fires the spirit of retaliation unwilling to even talk to the other side or to look deeper into what they believe. It also finds great comfort and self-worth in finding others in their little echo chamber that agrees with them. It even emboldens and magnifies their pride when they listen to the so-called experts on the national news sites seemingly agreeing with their position. And the divide grows wider and wider every day! “What is truth?” It’s becoming more indiscernible every day. Unfortunately, it’s being peddled by the News Media and Social Media because they want your business. They want your money! They can care less if they are speaking the truth or speaking a lie. Simply put they are giving you exactly what they think you want. It works that way on both advertisements and news reporting or things that you see on your social media newsfeeds. We must no longer allow them to spread their lies through us. We must repent of our corrupt communication thus allowing the indwelling Spirit to once again rejoice in our hearts and continue to grow us from one degree of glory to another.

So, who’s telling the truth? The only one telling the truth is the Spirit if we have ears to hear. So, how do we have ears to hear? We begin by removing all of our preconceptions. You take all those childhood beliefs from politics to eschatology, from so-called proven science to psychology, and everything in between and ask God to bring forth His truth through the indwelling Spirit. Believe me, this will be the most humbling experience; wiping your heart and mind clean and allowing God to teach you His truth. When we do, we will begin to see the lies of the devil dressed up in half-truths and hearsay. When we do, we will see His truth confirmed again and again in the tremendous joy of the Spirit that’s no longer grieved. When we do, we will see how the lies blinded us from so many beautiful truths in His Word, the Bible. Until fallen humanity returns to God and His truth, they will be quiet incapable of really seeing the truth. They will be like Pontius Pilate, who said, “What is truth?” Or what we would say today, “Who’s telling the truth?” Yes, it is a good thing to turn off your electronic devices, shut your mouth, and listen to the indwelling Spirit to help us to only see the truth and nothing but the truth. Amen

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His Woe is Coming Quickly!

Woe, woe, woe is a constant refrain that we hear in the last book of the Bible. When we read it, we think of God saying, “this is it!” Or saying, “this is the last straw for you have just passed over the proverbial red line.” This happened once before in biblical history when God raised His prophets of old to speak to the nation of Israel. God had warned His children for years that they had not kept His commandments, that they had followed after the disgusting immorality of their age. They had so integrated the world around them into their religious traditions and civic life, that they could no longer see their unrighteousness as filthy rags. Clearly, their sin had blinded them to their true condition before a Holy God. The Bible says, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter” (Isaiah 5:20)! They had become so blind that they convinced themselves that they were correct in their beliefs. They were so convinced that their bad behavior was good, even in the eyes of God, that they would come out from among those who thought otherwise and fight against them with harsh words. They were not far from stoning the prophets.

Ancient Israel is not much unlike the Western World and especially the United States. When we condone legalized abortion, homosexuality, the transgender, and every other perverted lifestyle then we are not unlike Ancient Israel that called bad, good. When we condone the psychobabble being taught in our churches and schools along with the free flow of psychiatric drugs that’s causing untold problems or the legalization of marijuana then we are not unlike Ancient Israel that called darkness, light. When we condone the teaching of other world religions, humanistic philosophies, myths, and demonic incantations in the public square then we are not unlike Ancient Israel that called bitter, sweet. Moreover, this unholy exchange has required Christians to undergo psychological testing for employment, psychological counseling if they trespass one of their civil laws, and even required to take certain psychological drugs if deemed necessary by the doctors and enforced by the judges. This unholy exchange has emptied our churches and created a whole new atheistic subculture of people trusting in the works of their own hands and denying the existence of God. This unholy exchange has opened Pandora’s box filled with every familiar spirit of the New Age seduction. We are not too unlike Ancient Israel.

So, what did God do with the nation of Israel? He sent them into captivity. He allowed the kings from the East, namely Babylon, along the Euphrates River in present-day Iraq, to tear down their walls, overcome their strong military, and carry off their survivors into a long and harsh captivity. This was the outcome of the woe spoken by the prophets and specifically the prophet Isaiah. Throughout biblical history, God has used other pagan nations to chastise His people for their unholy exchange. If we look at the second woe in the book of Revelation, this has not changed. God can and does use other nations to chastise His people when they stray from Him or cross the proverbial red line. Read carefully the book of Revelation concerning the second woe (See Revelation 9:12-21, and my book “Final Warning,” that goes into greater detail). Yes, I believe there is that proverbial red line and we as a nation, the United States of America, have passed it. What’s left is the woe, the righteous judgment of God to turn His people back to the light and out of the darkness. I don’t believe that I am alone to see the “handwriting on the wall.” Thanks to our interference in the Middle East for many years, we may now have most countries in the area hating us worse than they hate one another.

We may have cleaned out ISIS, the radical element of Islam but we have left intact a coalition of nations now strategizing how to expel all foreign troops from their lands. How far this collaboration will go in uniting against what they see as the “great Satan” (the United States of America) is not yet known. We do know, however, that Iran has projected a tremendous influence on many of the countries and groups of people in the region spreading their undying hatred for the West and specifically the United States. We should not underestimate the hatred they have for America that’s gone on for more than forty years, whom they see as both imperialistic and greedy. Make no mistake, thousands upon thousands have already been killed by the Muslim hordes from the East since its conception. If this hatred reaches further into our homeland as did the attacks of 911, then I pray that we as a nation will repent of our gross immorality and turn back to God before we experience the full extent of the third woe, which will be the unveiling of the Antichrist with all of his power to subject everyone to him. This subjection will begin with increased surveillance to seek out the terrorist amongst us. It seems like the handwriting is already on the proverbial wall. It’s just a matter of time if this country does not sincerely repent from their many years of unrighteousness.

Dear Christian, we cannot put our trust in our leader to protect us from God’s woe! Nor can we put our trust in the previous administration that attempted to buy them off. We may happily enjoy all that our current leader is doing to protect us, from building walls to increasing the military, even a space force, to new weapons, and his powerful rhetoric spoken against our enemies. We can rally around him by supporting him with our gifts and time, but nothing will stop the hand of God to render His righteous judgment upon a lawless nation. In comparison to the United States and our allies, Iran and its axis of evil seem small and insignificant. However, we as a nation would not be prepared to witness the daily terrorist attacks on our homeland. They may claim that it will only be military installations, but that could change very quickly. Nothing will stay the hand of God but true unconditional repentance. We must cleanse our churches of psychology and only teach God’s truth. We must outlaw abortion and help mothers to raise their children. We must outlaw all forms of greed and stop robbing the poor. We must outlaw homosexuality and all other forms of sexual perversion and teach godly counsel in building God-honoring relationships. We must outlaw all movies, music, and books that teach and condone lawlessness. We must turn back to the only true God while there is still time. His woe is coming quickly, lest we repent!

As we have seen, God can and does use other nations, especially pagan nations, to judge His people. It has historical and biblical precedents. Although the Middle East is primarily Muslim, which we would consider pagan, there are thousands upon thousands of Christians, our brothers and sisters, spread throughout the region. Although we need to repent and stand firm against any traditions or laws that would weaken our faith or trust in God alone, we must also pray for our brothers and sisters in every country, including the Middle East, to stand firm against their, often pagan or tyrannical, leadership by also maintaining their faith in God alone.  If we as believers in Christ truly repent, we will not only be setting an example for our brothers and sisters in the Middle East and around the world, we may also stay the hand of God. If we don’t repent, then His woe is coming quickly upon this nation! God help us!

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Are You Fit for the Kingdom?

Jesus Christ stated that some people simply aren’t fit for the Kingdom. What? Yes, that’s correct! Until they change their way of thinking, they are not fit for the kingdom. This has proven to be a huge problem in today’s world. Many have come into the church without changing their way of thinking. They have come into the church and have expected, no demanded, that the church change its way of thinking to fit their interests and desires. They have memorized the Bible stories, some favorite verses of Scripture, learned many of their praise songs, and have learned well how to play church but have not changed their way of thinking. They have entered the church and have set their hands to the plough to do the Lord’s work in the kingdom, but they are not fit for the kingdom. Why? Let’s listen to the words of Jesus. “And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62). So, looking back is the problem. That is, looking at their own interests, their own agenda, and their own expectations based on the humanistic knowledge of their previous life.

In the first illustration our Lord gives, He indicates that the man was not prepared for the new life. Although the man said he was prepared to follow Christ wherever He went, Christ had perceived that his old life of comfort, familiarity, and his years of assimilated knowledge would be too difficult for him to leave (See verse 57, 58). He would not be prepared for the tremendous changes in his lifestyle that would lie ahead. He would not be prepared to jettison all of his accumulated knowledge in exchange for the vast amount of true wisdom in the Bible, a completely new way of thinking, and an amazingly different way of looking at things. Like most people coming into the church today, they want to bring with them the accumulated knowledge from the professionals of psychology along with a mixture of other world religions, political bias, and a legion of information from the school of hard knocks. Here’s the problem! They are not much interested in dumping all this worldly knowledge but are much more interested in trying to assimilate it with God’s truth.

We live in a world that has over-analyzed every minute detail of life filling up volumes upon volumes to explain man’s behavior, his emotions, and his psychological problems. This new knowledge is being taught in every area of society from the cradle to the grave. It’s in our entertainment, from the movies we watch to the music we listen to, and to the books we read. It’s in public education from the earliest grades to our most prestigious schools of higher learning. It has also taken a prominent role in the workplace from hiring guidelines to required tests for employment to guidance for management and employees. This new knowledge has even gained a significant foothold in the churches of every religion, and specifically Christianity. To the average person living today this new knowledge has become essential for understanding and managing all of their challenges, their sorrows, and their many problems in life. This new knowledge has become so assimilated into the mindset of humanity that most people including Christians are left only with the professionals of this age in psychology to help them when things get too difficult to manage on their own. Unfortunately, the church no longer counsels only from God’s Holy Word, but integrates information from the professional into their counseling sessions or simply refers their flock to them directly.

After a decade of dismal failure that’s literally ripping the world apart humanity needs to jettison this corrupt knowledge from psychology and follow Jesus Christ who offers them a treasure trove of biblical wisdom to reshape their thinking process, to overcome every obstacle, along with every emotional and psychological problem. Although this wisdom is absolutely free, it takes faith believing that Jesus Christ is the only Way to a new life, a life more abundantly. Although this biblical wisdom will transform your life, it must be applied to your life by completely throwing out the old belief system that’s captured the entire world. The Bible talks about putting off the old life (See Ephesians 4:22-24), which includes our wrong thinking and impure thoughts. Wrong thinking and impure thoughts inevitably lead to bad behavior and a multitude of emotional and psychological problems. Moreover, wrong thinking and impure thoughts lead to what the Bible calls sin and its consequences of eternal damnation. Clearly, to put our hand to the proverbial plough and look back by seeking the world’s knowledge to solve our problems will make us unfit for the kingdom. We must let go of the world’s corrupt knowledge. In essence, we must die to self, allowing God to make us into a beautiful new creation (See II Corinthians 5:17).

Unfortunately, many will not make that commitment. They are like the other two illustrations that Jesus Christ uses (See verses 59-61). They both had ready excuses as to why they could not follow Christ and make the needed commitment to become one of His disciples. Yes, applying God’s truth to our life is the most difficult part. It’s difficult to change your way of thinking and acting, especially the thinking part! Believe me, it’s much easier to stop those more obvious sins that even the fallen world frowns upon, rather than those secret sins of the mind. Instead of offering excuses, pulling back, or running away we need to study all 121 commands in the New Testament that describe the new life in Christ. Obedience is application. Every step of the way the indwelling Spirit will encourage you as God’s Grace empowers you. Don’t put it off. It’s time to apply all of God’s truth to your life, which is ONLY possible if we stop believing the lies or the old knowledge that’s captured the world. We live in a world that’s obsessed with looking back on the knowledge that they have previously assimilated, while the world around them is falling apart. Professing themselves to be wise they have become a little more than fools. Make an assertive effort today to apply only God’s truth to your life. You will be happy that you did.

“And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62)

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