“for lack of knowledge”

Friday, July 20, 2018

Jesus said, “For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men…making the word of God of no effect through your tradition which you have handed down. And many such things you do” (Mark 7:8, 13). Thus, man’s traditions oppose the knowledge of God.

It’s natural to grow up believing what we are told to believe. It’s quietly assumed that we can believe our pastor, doctor, teacher, professor, the police, the FDA, the FBI and our government. While that may instill respect for earthly authority, it overlooks the authorities’ self-interest to maintain their religious, educational and societal status quo, be they right or wrong.

The status quo is tradition from which it’s difficult to break free, it’s like a self-made prison. Consider the Pharisee’s of Jesus’ day. Repeatedly they were ready to kill Christ because He excoriated their traditions. But rather than repent they hardened their hearts even more.

Today, the discerning see layers of religious, educational and civil deceptions being exposed. And authorities who once held those powers of leading the masses as they willed, now labor to maintain their traditional status quo…be it increasingly fruitless under the New World Order.

Lesser authorities are being assimilated to stronger authorities, and those stronger authorities are being assimilated to even greater authorities. Do you see where this is going? All authorities are being assimilated under one authority, the coming Antichrist. Thus, nationalism infuriates the authorities of the Deep State who desire globalism ruled by the New World Oder.

Pope Francis, fulfilling the first Seal, Rev. 6:1–2, has assimilated many Christians, Jews and Muslims, as though we all serve the same God. But we do not: Judaism and Islam vehemently reject Christ as Messiah! As a result true Christians are increasingly isolated and will ultimately be singled out for total destruction by the, now present, satanic New World Order.

The time has come when what tradition taught us to believe about the end-times must necessarily be challenged because largely, religious, educational, medical, governmental and civil authorities in this world no longer operate in our best interest, but in the interests of the New World Order.

Note civil examples: just because a label says “FDA Approved” does not mean it’s actually safe for human consumption. Much of our grains are genetically modified and our meats are infused with hormones that make our bodies sick with gastrointestinal problems, acid reflux, high blood pressure, diabetes and more. Then, sick, we go to the doctor who will prescribe medications that only put a band-aid on the illness. It’s a vicious cycle, the food industry makes us sick, and the pharmaceutical companies keep us dependent. Believe it or not, this too is end-times related!

Then there’s the highly popular fallacy that America’s founders were Christians, when in fact, many of them were high ranking Freemasons, members of an occult-based secret society. Take it from one of their own: Manly P. Hall, (1901–1990), a renowned 33rd Degree Freemason, said in his book “The Secret Teachings for All Ages” – “Not only were many of the founders of the United States Government Masons, but they received aid from a secret and august body existing in Europe, which helped them establish this country for a peculiar and particular purpose known only to the initiated few. The Great Seal is the signature of this exalted body – unseen and for the most part unknown – and the unfinished pyramid upon its reverse side is a trestleboard setting forth symbolically the task to the accomplishment of which the United States Government was dedicated from the day of its inception”. And that “task” is steeped in ancient occult mandates.

Additionally, many U.S. presidents were 32nd and 33rd Degree Freemasons. The end-times are now exposing the corruption of elected officials: Republican, Democrat, Independent, Socialist, makes no difference. We now know that Deep State politicians create wars, civil unrest, hatred and violence in their efforts to introduce and maintain the authority of the New World Oder.

Religious deceptions from the antichrist Vatican to the pre-trib rapture and other traditions in most churches reject the knowledge of God, and many are falling away from true faith in Christ Jesus as a result. Many, now believing Preterism, are tired of hearing about the end-times. Forty years ago they thrilled over the “Left Behind” lie, but now say, “So what, it’s time to move on!”

God said “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hos. 4:6). That truth wasn’t just intended for Old Testament Israel, but also for the New Testament “Israel of God” (Gal. 6:16).

Until the post-tribulation rapture, we who believe Christ must be about the Father’s business, telling the truth about Jesus and His redemptive work at Calvary and of His soon return. And in that process we must not fail to share the truth that Jesus gathers His elect “Immediately after the tribulation” (Matt. 24:29–31), to prepare both new and mature Christians to endure to the end, a message the status quo Church of this late hour refuses to disclose to people hungry for truth.

Global violence will increase till Antichrist makes his “covenant with many” (Dan. 9:27), then for 3 1/2 years he brings a quasi-peace in all matters religious, economic, civil, military, health and wealth. But Jesus said to us, “See, I have told you beforehand” (Matt. 24:25). Are you and your loved ones prepared for that time? Do not be deceived by “the working of Satan, with all power, signs and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved” (2 Thess. 2:9–10).

When tribulation “famines, pestilences, and earthquakes” (Matt. 24:7) strike; when “The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard…[and] transgression shall be heavy upon it” (Isa. 24:20) and the mark of the beast goes global, and the violence of Noah’s day visits everywhere, you will not be raptured off the earth but will remain right here to bear witness to the saving power of Christ!

In the midst of that chaos, however, Christ is our strength and our refuge, IF we have believed Christ and have prepared like the five wise virgins…then He will see us safely to the end.

Jesus said “He who endures to the end shall be saved” (Matt. 24:13). Have you in love believed and prepared in Jesus’ knowledge to do that? Will you believe the pre-trib rapture tradition that silences Jesus’ end-time truths as inapplicable to you, or will you believe Jesus Christ? It was God who said “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”. Don’t you be one of them.

Marlin J. Yoder

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