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Who is Taking Your Mind Captive? (Video)

In today’s world, we have a new medium, no doubt designed by Satan himself, to hold the entire population’s thoughts captive to him. Each medium is saying come over here and follow me, from the professors of higher education to the news media, to Hollywood’s avalanche of movies, and to the algorithm of Social Media. We will examine how each of these mediums are holding your mind captive and how Jesus Christ’s call to follow Him exclusively will set you free to explore the endless possibilities of what your mind is capable of and the great joy of participating in His Kingdom work. Don’t miss the three amazing vocalists that will give you application to the truth in the video. After watching the video on my secure website, please share with others.

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Who is Taking Your Mind Captive?

Unlike the animal kingdom we have an amazing capacity to formulate complex thoughts, to remember minute details, and multi-task with tremendous accuracy while speaking, listening, and formulating our next thought. Our minds are the most astonishing gift from our Creator setting us apart from the rest of His creation. History proves that some of our greatest thinkers have separated themselves from the milieu of fruitless thinking and conversation that the masses are captive to. From the scribes of ancient Israel to the great philosophers in every Century they have held their followers captive. In today’s world, we have a new medium, no doubt designed by Satan himself, to hold the entire population’s thoughts captive to him. Each medium is saying come over here and follow me, from the professors of higher education to the news media, to Hollywood’s avalanche of movies, and to the algorithm of Social Media. We will examine how each of these mediums are holding your mind captive and how Jesus Christ’s call to follow Him exclusively will set you free to explore the endless possibilities of what your mind is capable of and the great joy of participating in His Kingdom work.

To truly follow Christ, not only needs our total submission to His will but our every thought must be taken captive to obey Christ. The Bible says, “We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God and take every thought captive to obey Christ” (II Corinthians 10:5). For most in today’s world, even for those who call upon the Name of Christ, this would be a most difficult task. “Every thought?” Yes, every thought. Look into any translation or the original language and it means the same. So, Christ must control our thoughts to obey His will or we will be left to the many devices in the world allowing Satan to control our thoughts to obey his will. When we submit to the will of Christ then the indwelling Spirit will lead us in all our thoughts. These beautiful thoughts will open our minds to the glory of God and His eternal Kingdom, to see things with our spiritual eyes that we never thought possible and to think His thoughts after Him in fulfilling His work on earth as it is in Heaven. Now, let’s look at how Satan is controlling the thoughts of the world’s population to obey him through many different mediums, then we will return to how Christ wants to control our every thought so that we will think His thoughts after Him.

Let me stress, that once the many mediums in the world control your thoughts, then in time, it will control your actions and your behavior. Cannot we already see this? Look at the teachings of psychiatry, for example, that began many years ago with some of the world’s great thinkers in Germany and then America. Now, this thinking has taken hold on almost every human mind in the world. Some have grown so accustomed to this thinking that it has possessed nearly every thought about their pitiful lives to explain their every emotional and psychological problem. Another example is how the News Media along with the algorithm on Social Media has captured the minds of so many in our day. Let’s be very clear that Satan wants every moment of your day. It’s rather ingenious how he takes your mind captive. He does this by tracking your interest from previous searches on the internet, posts on Social Media, or purchases from online stores, as long as those interests are not in God alone. Both the news sites and the social media do this to keep you online or continually coming back for their tailored information just for you. Satan doesn’t care if you buy their products, he cares more that he has captured your mind, your time, and is leading you further away from God. As long as he holds your mind captive to world events, politics, or spending money that you don’t have he doesn’t even mind throwing in an occasional Bible verse or spiritual song to keep you hooked. Doing so will give you the illusion that you are giving God some of your time. We must remember what God said, that He is a Jealous God and is quite unwilling to share His time with anyone or anything (See Exodus 20:5).

Another example of how Satan is holding the fallen world’s mind captive is the professors of higher education and the avalanche of movies coming out of Hollywood. The reason I lump these two together is that they both are teachers. They both hold the fallen world’s mind captive to teach them many things that are opposed to the knowledge of God’s truth. One teaches in the form of entertainment while the other one teaches to bolster your pride in obtaining a time-honored degree and promise of a higher paying job. How much people are having their mind-controlled can be observed at the number of times they can quote the talking points from a favorite professor or to the number of quotes they easily verbalize from their latest movies. Not only are they being taught lies that will affect their behavior and their belief system, but just think about the amount of time that they have freely given allowing their minds to be controlled. Although we have only briefly touched on a small number of mediums that are attempting to control your every thought, believe me, there are many more from sports enthusiasts, to paramilitary groups and everything in between to consume your time and control your every thought.

On the other hand, we as believers should allow Christ to control our every thought by thinking His thoughts after Him. So, how do we do this and more importantly why would we? Let’s answer the second part of the question first, why should we? The first part of the answer is that God created us and has re-created us in Christ Jesus to have a beautiful dynamic relationship with Him. The second part of the answer is to reject this relationship will expose you to the horror of a fallen world run by Satan and his demonic host. The Bible says, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” (I Peter 5:8). So, now we come to the part of how we allow Christ to control our every thought. We do this by learning how to listen to the Holy Spirit (See my Article or video entitled: “How to Follow the Holy Spirit”). We do this by reading His anointed Word allowing the indwelling Spirit to guide us. We do this by listening to more mature believers that can point the way. Finally, we think Christ’s thoughts after Him by giving Him all our time. This is most difficult when the world is already controlling so much of your time, but when we do, it will open up a whole new horizon of possibilities.

In time, you will learn to ask the indwelling Spirit about everything we read, everything we see, and everything we hear, is God in this? So much in the world is dark and dreary filled with violence, hate, and are disgustingly immoral. After a while, you won’t need to ask, you will just know and quickly move away from those mediums that are attempting to control your every thought. After a while, you will find yourself spending more and more time listening to the voice of God, so you can think His thoughts after Him. You will think beautiful and peaceful thoughts about serving others in the Kingdom. You will think thoughts that will glorify God where you will be led to express them in your writing, in your speaking, in your prayers, in your paintings, and your music. Every thought will glorify God. You will soon discover that everything you do will be in service to others to the glory of God. You will learn to live your life as if the Kingdom has already come. The Lord’s Prayer that says we should pray, “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10). This prayer will take on a whole new meaning. Oh, what joy it is to live every moment of every day for Christ allowing Him alone to take our every thought captive. Dear children, let me conclude by quoting the Bible that says, “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth” (Colossians 3:2). Amen

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False Hope Will Not Stop the End (Video)

The greatest lie of Satan is giving fallen humanity false hope. He has been doing that since the beginning by causing us to question God. We can hear his voice down through the ages, “Did God really say?” And we hear it loud and clear today. Both the right and the left are giving this country false hope. The left is saying we can save the planet by reducing fossil fuels or doing without them completely. After watching the video on my secure website, please share with others.

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False Hope Will Not Stop the End

The greatest lie of Satan is giving fallen humanity false hope. He has been doing that since the beginning by causing us to question God. We can hear his voice down through the ages, “Did God really say?” And we hear it loud and clear today. Both the right and the left are giving this country false hope. The left is saying we can save the planet by reducing fossil fuels or doing without them completely. Although I sincerely commend their willingness to stop the burning of fossil fuels that are harmful to both the environment and public health, they simply don’t have the ability to change man’s heart that’s controlled by selfishness and greed. Only God can change man’s heart. In their outrageous political statements, they say that they can stop or reverse the effects of Global Warming, which is nothing less than giving people false hope. On the right, most will publicly deny Global Warming as fake news and false science. Although I commend the right for their willingness to protect their citizens from the earth’s coming woes by beefing up the military, withdrawing support from other nations, building a large wall on our Southern border, and doling out $76.5 billion for climate resilience and disaster mitigation. Again, they too are ignoring the Words of God about the end and giving people a false hope that they and their communities can survive the coming apocalypse.

If you are either on the left or the right, you have been told that you will overcome what’s coming upon the world. Well, in God’s Book that is simply not true. As the world sinks deeper into their sins then the consequences of those sins are not far behind. Man’s heart is not getting any better, it is getting far worse. The world has gone well beyond their favorite sins of pornography, greed, selfishness, homosexuality, drug addiction, disobedience, stealing, rape, murder, and becoming transgender to thumbing their nose at God. They no longer trust His counsel, His rules, or His direction for their lives. In the stubbornness of their hearts, they are calling forth the wrath of God while they hold tightly to their false hope given to them by the evil one who stands behind both the right and the left. There is a time coming when all of fallen humanity will realize that there is no hope apart from trusting in God alone. Although Global Warming may be an excellent example of God allowing humanity to sink into the consequences of their sins by reaping heatwaves, flooding, and hurricanes, it barely scratches the surface for what God has planned for those who have turned their back on Him and persisted in their unimaginable sins.

Don’t be fooled for one minute, for what you see coming upon the world is not Global Warming, but the hand of God pouring out His wrath on unrighteous humanity. No one will be able to stand, except His faithful remnant. The Bible says, “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken” Luke 21:25-26). What kind of signs are in the sun, the moon, and the stars, we don’t know exactly, but we do know that they are “shaken” thus having a profound effect upon the planet. It’s common knowledge that the movement of any of our heavenly bodies including the earth either in its trajectory or orbital plane could have a devastating effect. When the heavens are shaken the effect is so great that the sea and the waves are roaring. This sounds like massive hurricanes would have a mind of their own going in one direction then another casting up tremendously powerful waves to flood all the coastal cities in the world. It’s like the oceans of the world are being displaced by some great force, either from the movement of heavenly bodies or the crashing of a giant asteroid on earth, creating storm surges beyond anything we could possibly imagine.

As previously stated, if the heavenly bodies were moved slightly out of their trajectory or orbital plane, this too could have a profound effect not only on the world’s oceans but also on the tectonic plates by causing them to shift violently creating massive earthquakes and volcanoes. Scientists have now come forward with evidence that at one time in earth’s history, the earth was put on a closer path or orbit to the sun before correcting itself. This closer path would have caused a tremendous rise in world temperatures that went well beyond any global warming projections. This would clearly qualify as seeing the powers of heaven shaken. Unlike Global Warming where mankind believes he can reverse it, this shaking of the heavenly bodies would leave mankind completely defenseless. The Bible says that the nations are in “great distress with perplexity.” The distress is so great that they are wringing their hands in desperation, saying there is absolutely nothing that they can do to stop the coming catastrophe. In another place in the Bible, it says that the people are hiding in the “dens and the rocks of the mountains” asking that the rocks fall upon them in order to hide them from the face of God and the wrath of the Lamb (See Revelation 6:16-17). They say, who can control the heavenly bodies, such as the sun, the moon, and the stars? In their mind, no one!

Their fear is sudden and so great that their hearts are failing them. As the roaring sea floods the coastal cities, they are also faced with earthquakes and volcanoes. We are already seeing the number of moderate and major earthquakes around the world in places that don’t normally see them. Typically, out of 473 earthquakes in one week, there are approximately 25% that are considered either moderate or major earthquakes. These numbers are increasing daily and in severity. These are rarely reported by the news service. As the fallen world learns more about the number of earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, volcanoes, and tsunamis decimating planet earth, the more they will feel helpless to do anything about it. When millions, not thousands, are escaping the burning inferno, the hottest and most desolate part of our hemisphere, the Southern continent, to find refuge in our country, it will be pandemonium. Many will pray that the great wall on our Southern border will hold. Furthermore, we are already seeing some of the hottest months on record, with failed crops and economies where thousands are being displaced or dying. When fallen humanity finally, at the last moment, discovers that their hope from either the left or the right is false and that there is nothing they can do about these calamities, there will be no law that can restrain them. Even Hollywood can’t picture the worldwide inhumanity of open hostility and barbarism.

On the other hand, the true believers in Christ who have not been blinded by the world will approach this moment with great joy in their hearts, not for the sinner suffering under the wrath of God, but for God’s justice and mercy for those who are being saved at the last minute. We will also rejoice because we know that our redemption draws near. We know that in a very short time that all of our pain and suffering will cease; that we will be with our God forever. The Bible says, “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh” (Luke 21:28). Lift up your heads. Don’t let them sink in depression or sorrow, but lift them up to the glory of God, knowing that although this planet is being destroyed, that there will be a new heaven and a new earth. The Bible says it best, “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away” (Revelation 21:4). Praise God!

Rev. Blair has recorded this Blog Article as a Tribulation Radio Show in HD Video with local vocalists, prayers, and much more to the glory of God. Please Click Here

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How to Follow the Holy Spirit (Video)

Without knowledge of the Holy Spirit, it will be impossible to follow Him. So, our first task is to make sure that we know Him, not in just a casual way, but to know Him intimately. Then we can learn together how to listen to the voice of the indwelling Spirit, which will eventually open the door allowing us to follow the Holy Spirit. After watching the video on my secure website, please share with others.

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