Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.”
Unknown writer said: “But it is requisite that members of the common herd be imprisoned in abject ignorance, never doubting that they are ‘free and self-sovereign individuals’ who are in full control of their lives and families, and who can speak freely on any subject they choose, and worship whatever God their consciences dictate.”
When I was taking meetings in Denmark how a Danish fellow who had lived in Canada for many years immigrated back to his home country and what he saw scared him because he saw how he and the rest were being manipulated in what to think, to buy, etc.
One of the definitions of ‘word’ is “verbal signal.” It is a fallacy to think that words are just words from whoever speaks them. Words are not only verbal signals, but they also trigger what some call a “biochemical response” and can be used by powers to modify behavior. We see this in advertisements as well as propaganda that comes out from the government. (Testimony of the Danish man)
I remember growing up hearing an advertisement for Marlboro cigarettes: “So round, so firm, so fully packed.” Very simple, but very powerful. What this did was to appeal to the sucking sense that we are born with. Every day we have an avalanche of information bombarding us that has a mind-numbing effect upon us. This avalanche of information bombarding us is part of the spiritual warfare that we are in. It is to get us to conform to a herd mentality, not question its authority or its morality, but to accept its authority. So often we find that if we do question authority it is as if we have defiled a holy place and we are met with hostility from friends and neighbors. Once we begin to see through this maze of propaganda and begin to understand – we also see how different we are from people or from those we once knew.
We have today what we call “code words,” often used by those in places of authority. Today we are hearing more and more the code word ‘fake news.’ This basically means any news that is not coming from established politicians and mainstream media is to be considered as fake news. In other words, the only source of ‘truth’ or ‘real news’ is from the mainstream media. However, Denzel Washington had it right when he said “If we do not read the newspapers we are uninformed, but if we read them we are misinformed.”
There are other code words being used today that are beginning to shape opinions. Words like ‘loophole’ that lead to greater government regulation, ‘white nationalism or white supremacy,’ or ‘uneducated white voters’ referring to those who live in what is called “flyover country;” people who believe in a strong family, in God and the Bible, and with love for their country.
Moving closer to the end times we will find deception increasing and it is through this avalanche of propaganda we are seeing it and many are being deceived by it. These “code words” do not come about by accident, but are devised by those in power and when repeated over and over have a dumbing down effect upon us.
Satan uses a philosophy called “DIA-PRAX.” Dia means to dialogue to resolve conflicts. Prax means to practice. So, the two together means to practice dialogue to come to a certain reasoning or outcome. In this philosophy, there are three elements: Thesis, Anti-thesis and Synthesis or result.
So, when we apply this to Eve in the Garden of Eden – what do we have?
First, we have the thesis. This is what God says: “You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.” (Genesis 3:3)
Secondly, we have the anti-thesis, the dialogue with serpent: “You will not surely die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” (Genesis 3:4-5) Showing the benefit of eating it that you shall be like God knowing good and evil.
Thirdly, we now know the synthesis or outcome: “When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.” (Genesis 3:6-7)
Apply this philosophy to homosexuality and what do we come up with?
First, we have the thesis of what God says: homosexuality is sin. We find this both in the Old and New Testament.
Secondly, in this dialogue we see the anti-thesis or reasoning coming out that Jesus loves everybody and so should we, and if call what they do a sin then we do not show that we love people. Therefore, we are those with ‘hate speech.’ So, the outcome or synthesis is that we accept homosexuality and the consequences.
When Jesus was in the wilderness we see the same philosophy being used on Jesus, but Jesus answered with the Word of God.
In this period of deception that is upon us all Paul tells us in Colossians: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.” (Colossians 3:16)
The only truth is the Word of God.