LUKE 16:15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.
The darkness which have descended upon America as warned is now in place, contains temptations never before seen and are so subtle many are now caught in its delusions.
Let us consider their sin, and the fruit of their covetousness, which is their reigning sin, their own iniquity. Note, Many that make a great profession of religion, have much knowledge, and abound in the exercise of devotion, are yet ruined by the love of the world nor does anything but harden the heart more against the word of Christ.
Yeshua justly reproves them, not for deriding him, (he knew how to despise the shame), but for deceiving themselves with the shows and colours of piety, when they were strangers to the power of it, Luke 16:15.
First, They justified themselves before men they denied whatever ill was laid to their charge, even by Christ himself.
First, they claimed to be looked upon as men of singular sanctity and devotion, and justified themselves in that claim: “You are they that do that, so as none ever did, that make it your business to court the opinion of men, and, right or wrong, will justify yourselves before the world you are notorious for this”
Secondly, They were highly esteemed among men. Men did not only acquit them from any blame they were under, but applauded them, and had them in veneration, not only as good men but as the best of men. Their sentiments were esteemed as oracles, their directions as laws, and their practices as inviolable prescriptions.
The clouds deepened in their demeanour appearing more massive as temptations were making up the composition of the shadows. I could see they were dividing themselves into what seemed to be various categories almost like they were taking on a life of their own and then I realized they actually were.
The temptations were becoming more visible and appeared more appealing and majestic, their subtleties more evident, however, were alluring, enticing, inviting, and seductive, They were swirling and blending into the vapours of the cloud, becoming as one but not losing their appeal, identity or purpose.
What I could see, was the identity of the temptations in their mingled state. However, their identifiable functions were becoming less and less distinguishable, yet more appealing and acceptable.
FIRST TRUMPET: 1Corinthians 10: v.6 Now these things were our example, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. v.7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them: as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. v.8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. v.9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them tempted and were destroyed of serpents. v.10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured and were destroyed of the destroyer.
The clouds continued to swirl deeper inward, and I could see there were many standing within these temptations, believing they were safe and untouchable by the attractions within. People were demonstrating arrogance towards what was before them not recognizing their position and the consequences of their actions. Know your walk know your relationship with the Den of Wolves needs you to be as wise as a serpent and subtle as a Dove. Know your spiritual enemy is skilled, subtle, cunning and in your presence.