By Jason Kovar
Acceptance to New Age ideas have gushed forth into peoples living rooms via television shows and motion pictures for decades, and society is quickly warming up to them. In objection to God's Word, Satan is deceiving the world with empty promises of heaven and peppering them for the wrath of God that is to be revealed on the sons of disobedience.
Satan's primary target is the assault upon God's Word. By dismissing Scriptural facts for feelings, the satanic agenda moves people from the truth to that of emotional feeling. Feelings are powerful winds of change and Satan is pawning Oprah as a catalyst toward a feelings oriented culture. This principle has been used effectively in occult societies to convert initiates for centuries. Via her demonic inspiration, Oprah is using the same methodology of occult societies to supplant truth with emotion by teaching that: "the path to self awareness is what you feel, not what you think." A life simply governed by feelings would quickly fall prey to the broad path that Jesus warned would be followed by many. Satan has definitely found a real nugget in this occult evangelist, as Oprah's show is little more than a soapbox for her preachy sermons that send out her broad nets for the unsuspecting soul.
"Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve." (2 Corinthians 11: 14-15)
"But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet." (1 Thessalonians 5:4-8)
Follow Jesus and be wise in this life. Turn from any sin in your life and receive the forgiveness that he offers. His hand is extended out toward you, you just have to humble yourself and accept His mercy. If you have already done so, guard yourself and your family from the evil influences all around and allow no evil thing to be before your eyes. Satan is playing for keeps and desires to drag as many as possible into eternal hellfire with Him. We must resist him by standing fast in the faith so that the victory will be ours and so we might hear Him say, "Well done good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of the Lord."
We've all heard that money is the root of all evil. Like bullets, money is useless without the
intervention of the "free will" of all humankind.
Compare the different versions of the following passages. I think this says it all...
King James Version:
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!
(The NIV has changed the Christ reference "morning star" to that of "Lucifer")
King James Version:
The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.
Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner:
And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner?
This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
1 Peter 2:6
Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.
The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone;
Jesus said to them, "Have you never read in the Scriptures: " 'The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone ; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes' ?
Haven't you read this scripture: " 'The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone ;
Jesus looked directly at them and asked, "Then what is the meaning of that which is written: " 'The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone ' ?
He is " 'the stone you builders rejected, which has become the capstone. '
1 Peter 2:7
Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, "The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone, "
(The NIV has changed the Christ reference "corner stone" to "capstone")
Let's put two and two together and see what we get...
The use of the word "corner stone" (an indispensable and fundamental basis) which is a reference to "Jesus" is referred to as the "capstone" (the crowning achievement or final stroke)
and "morning star" which is a reference to "Jesus" is handed over to "Lucifer" (light bearer/bringer) and in the "New International Version" of the Bible.
Capstone + Illumination = ________________
Perhaps money IS the root of all evil! 8-)