12Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: (Colossians 1:12-13, King James Version)
The above scripture from the NT book of Colossians is a Stargate kind of scripture; we only think of this metaphorically but in the spirit realm there is an actual translation that takes place in the chosen of God; though the body still dwells on the Earth the spirit is translated as if through a Stargate into the Kingdom of Light, the Kingdom of the Son of God. Our spirit man is literally removed from the kingdom of darkness like the kingdom of Sauron in the land of Mordor in the movie The Lord of the Rings, to the LIGHT Kingdom of The Son; in spirit geography we are literally moved to a different place than the place of darkness where we previously dwelt. This is the reason why we find ourselves so at odds with the rest of the world, we do not comprehend their world and they do not comprehend ours. World as used in the bible means a system or lifestyle rather than the Earth. Spiritually speaking we dwell in a different land where the system that guides the lifestyle is that of God not of man, and we are therefore condemned by the darkness dwellers because unlike them we are not motivated by selfishness and greed, and do not live for material gain.
Another analogy to understand this translation that occurs would be that of a horror movie in which the initiated know each other but the uninitiated are oblivious that there is something different about the initiated. We who have been initiated into the mysteries of the Kingdom of God know that we are different, that we are literally not of this world, but the rest of the blind sheeple that cannot see because of their spiritual darkness, think we are like them. The modern day church is run by the forces of darkness, I understand that this is a blanket statement but nonetheless I believe it to be true. This is the reason why men like Rick Warren work so hard to make their churches like the world rather than following the admonition of Jesus Christ and making the world like the church. They attempt to fit their believers into the mold of the Babylonian system of this world, a system devised by Satan that has plagued mankind since the days that Adam, the first man, was still alive. The system of commerce that rules this world is a cursed system because it promotes the love of money which is the root of all evil. Yes that is what the bible tells us, The LOVE OF MONEY is the root of all evil…
10For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (1 Timothy 6:10, King James Version). Please note that the bible does not teach that money is the root of all evil just the LOVE OF MONEY. You can do just as much good with money as evil, money itself is morally neutral.
So these modern day mega ministries are run by men and women that worship mammon not The Living God, and therefore they have made the house of God a shopping mall where everything is for sale. They mask their greed by using buzz words such as ‘love gift’ instead of ‘price’ for things that they are clearly selling. Like John Tetzel of the middle ages selling indulgences to enrich the Pope they disguise their indulgences in teaching tapes and videos, in seminars and camp meetings; all of which must be paid for in real cold cash or plastic, they are not averse to seeing you get into debt as long as it pays for their limousines and Lear jets. They show the way to Heaven not as a FREE GIFT from our Maker but as a plane ride whose ticket must be purchased from these ticket masters. Woe unto them for they have gone the way of Baalam for the greed of filthy lucre. This is the reason why all their teachings and preachings are centered on the cult of earthly gain, how to get a hundredfold return!!! These men like Joe Osteen would have us believe that the God who commanded us to be content with food and raiment alone, that the Lord who commanded us to not even think of our material needs, that the Spirit whose fruit has nothing to do with material gain are always at their beck and call! That if you send in your prayer requests along with a generous gift you will receive a hundredfold back just because God’s ears are constantly open to the perfectly coiffured prayers of Benny Hinn and his ilk. Those who follow these men condemn their souls to perdition; there is no gentle way of stating this harsh fact, so I must say it like it is; follow these men at your own risk and end up where they are destined to end up unless they repent and become true followers of Jesus like Simon the sorcerer did in the book of Acts.
These are the false prophets that Jesus and the apostles warned us about! How then are they able to fill stadiums and get air time on CNN and other media outlets? Well because they are a part of the world system, they are the kings of the kingdom of darkness, they are the lords of Mordor, and therefore all means to spread their sorceries are at their disposal. Religion is the greatest tool of deception and your only protection against it is faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, faith that is fed and strengthened by the study of God’s Word and anchored by His Spirit that He freely gives to all who believe. Study to show yourself approved and you will not be conned by these charlatans or the charlatans that come with tidings of peace, happiness and joy through their religion, whatever that religion might be. When you have been truly translated into the Kingdom of Light, The Kingdom of The Son, you will know, you will have assurance in your heart and you will find yourself reproving the works of darkness in your own life, and in the world around you, even if by your prayers alone. The scriptures that cannot be broken, the scriptures that will come to pass though Heaven and Earth pass away warn us to not love the world. That means we do not conduct our life according to the present world system; for this stance we can only expect persecutions and obstacles placed in our path, no crowns or stars on the walk of fame for living a Godly lifestyle. However in so doing we lay up treasures not on Earth but in Heaven. And frankly folks our time in this body is so short it will be over in the blink of an eye; our real future lies in the time outside of this body! Our retirement planning energies should be focused on the time beyond the body because we will have all the time in the world then to spend our treasures. Just so there is no confusion, Heavenly treasures are not monetary! I close with some scriptures that tell us that in this whorish world everything is for sale including the bodies and souls of men; this Babylonian system, so called because it was first perfected in ancient Babylon, is so despicable to God that He loathes it with a passion and will destroy it as in a moment.
15Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
8Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.
9And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
10Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
11And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:
12The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,
13And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men. (Revelation 18:8-13, King James Version)