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Who is like "man" in all the earth? as he says in his heart "I AM" and there is none like me... His creeds are as vain as he is, -his religious system is humanism (Christian & Secular humanism -be all that WE can be!) and it is spreading throughout the whole earth.
Man's systems by which he rules or governs in the earth are three-fold: religious, political & economic.
The number of man is 6 -it is the number of his name (of "man" himself) and the systems by which he rules in the earth bear the number of his name (6) religious (humanism), (6) political (communism -which is not dead only wounded in it's head) and (6) economic (monetary) and soon he (man) will cause all rich & poor to receive his mark and to worship his image -to submit to his own ways versus the Way of God: Jesus Christ!
...and all who name the name of Jesus Christ will be slain in man's New World Order (which is already here)
Those Christians who have accepted the "image of man being like God" (Christianized humanism) have been deceived by the antichrist's false form of Christianity (another Jesus & another gospel) will be spared for a season (which is now upon us) but soon they too will realize they have been both deceived and betrayed -and they too will also be slain. "Ye shall be hated of men" for my Name's sake...and the love of many will wax cold...
Meanwhile, Christianized Humanism (the false gospel of "man in Christ" -being empowered to be "all that we can be" -the gospel of our faith and of who WE ARE in Christ) -the apostasy of Christianity is just as much a part part of man's false religion -and man is himself a just as much a "counterfeit christ" -as the "god's of the New Age" and secular humanism & the rest of the world's false religions.
The elect of God have been deceived, the churches have been beguiled as Eve was beguiled ...ye shall be as God...)
There is only "one man" (The Second Adam, -the Man, Jesus Christ) who is like God, because HE is God (Jesus Christ) all others -those who are their own god, -or who think they themselves are "empowered by God to be like Him" are liars, counterfeit christs!
Man himself opposes being slain & opposes "his life" being "hid with God in Christ" -choosing (in Christianized Humanism) to see his own self as the empowered New Man and in this, but he is apostate in his beliefs.
By trying to be like God (even "like Jesus") man ignorantly opposes God and his Christ. "The first man is on the earth, earthy: the second man is the LORD frim heaven" (1Cor.15:47) In Christ, we become "passed away" through the work of His cross, -we (us, our life) is reckoned as dead and the LORD HIMSELF now hides us in Himself and "all things become new" as He Himself credits HIS LIFE to our account. But we ourselves are NOT "the New Man" (HE IS!) -we become "dust and ash members" of His Body by grace through the faith of Him by the adoption of His Spirit!
We are called to be "in Him who is the New Man" (the Lord Himself!) This is what it means to be "in the Lord" or "in Christ" --Our life is hid in Him and by Him who is the New Life (Jesus Christ) -we are "changed by exchange" (by grace through the faith of Christ) and it is Jesus Christ who now lives in us. That is why the Apostle Paul taught: "I die daily" -Paul kept in his remembrance daily the fact that it is "not I but Christ" who lives and did not allow the old man to exalt himself preaching not ourselves but us crucified in Christ!
The entire church needs to re-read the entire Book of Galatians -and get a revelation from the Lord of what the Spirit of God was warning us in Paul's writings regarding the folly of the early church which was so easily bewitched!!
I live, nevertheless not I but CHRIST liveth means just that! And Jesus Christ is who endwells us to Himself live "His Own Life" for us -IN PLACE OF US, by the power of His Spirit (which is the "gift of grace" -Christ, in us the Hope of glory!)
With us reckoned as dead and hid by Him and in Him, He now lives His Own Life for us by His Spirit -in our place! We are called into His rest, to "rest in Him" who is our Peace (by grace through the faith of Christ)
The children of Israel tempted God in that they provoked God in the wilderness when they saw His miracles and mighty works yet refused to allow Him to be their all, they refused to trust Him (see Psalm 78) -and now we, (the Church) have done worse than they with a better covenant! We have insisted upon exalting our own selves by works of our faith! We have been ignorant of the devices of the enemy and allowed Satan to seduce us into believing "another gospel" )of who man is in Christ" -instead of Christ in us, the Hope of glory!)
We have had itching ears, heaping up teachers after our own lusts (for titles, and power and possessions) vainglorying in the flesh of men. We have allowed men (teacher who have come up among us who are deceived and deceiving many) to teach us how to be "all that we can be" -but the humanist manifesto no matter how much we dress it up in Christian terminology &/or psychology is still humanism!
The LORD is calling all men everywhere to repent -including the Church! We have allowed men to flatter us into making a name for our selves (man) in the earth. We are not preaching Jesus Christ -and oursleves servants, crucified in Christ! We have made a mockery out of the cross of Christ (by which we are to deny our own "self") and have instead, wrested the word of God to teach oursleves resurrected as new God-powered man -supposedly victorious "overcoming" so-called God-like "grace-powered man in Christ" when in fact, we are called to overcome that vanity of man "the god of self" by grace through the victory of Jesus Christ.
The faith of many has been shipwrecked by men teaching us to strive to "be like the Most High God" (which is a burden to heavy to be borne) -we were not called to be like Him -but be hid in the likness of Him!
Jesus did not say come unto Me all ye who are weary and learn WHO YOU ARE in Me...He said: learn of Me and ye shall find rest for your souls! We are called to be restored to God through the cross of Christ, -not to be like Him but to rest in Him who is the express image of the Father, to put on Jesus Christ (the New Man) and be clothed with Christ who is Himself our Holiness, our Righteousness -our all and in all on behalf of all who will receive Him.
We are called to repentance and to rest in Christ by grace through the faith of Jesus Christ -not to be like the Most Hight God, but to rest in Him who is God! "There remainteh therefore a rest to the people of God ...let us therefore labor to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the example of unbelief" (Heb. 4:10-11 KJV) (*unbelief means disobedience here)
Adam is of the earth, earthy -Jesus Christ, the LORD HIMSELF is the "spiritual New Man" -in Whom & by Whom we are called to be both slain and our life hid that He (God) might work all things in Himself (by Christ in us) to the glory of God the Father!
In his vanity, man has reversed this (trying to be all he can be for God, trying to be like God -even man trying to be like Jesus -which is the pride, vanity and folly of man/Adam.
Let me repeat it: We (believers in Christ) are NOT called to be "like the Most High God" -we are called to "put on the New Man" (the Lord Jesus Christ) and to be "filled with Him" and be "clothed with Christ" -yet, we our own selves are counted as slain, reckoned as dead and our life hid -in the image and likeness of Him who is God ("in Christ" Jesus our Lord!)
If you look at the picture posted with this article, you will see man standing above the temple of God proclaiming who he is "I am..." Think for a moment about the pagan temple that was erected on international television during the world Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. In this "world arena" the spirits of the continents summoned the "eyes of the world upon man" who had erected a tabernacle in his own honor as men honored men in an ungodly spirit of competition -every man striving to make a name for himself in the earth...worshipping the spirit of man, and exalting himself and the triumph of the HUMAN spirit -that spirit is the same spirit that teaches you in the churches and in the schools according to the humanist manifesto (that you just need to come to the realization of who you are -and then, once you know who you are -you can reach your full-potential and nothing will be impossible for you! (Read the account of the tower of Babel -their objectives were the same!)
Woe unto you Babylon, Babylon soon to be fallen! (Note in the picture of the "nativity of man -and his new age epiphany or appearing" there is a same ornament hung on the tree -the ornament is a globe of the earth with a verse of scripture written ornament. The whole earth is under a curse. Those who refuse to be counted as slain and their life reckoned as hid with God in Christ, those who exalt themselves and who they are cursed of God. (If any man preaches another gospel, let him be accursed! cf. Gal.1:8-9 ) The world and the CHURCH are BOTH being called to REPENT -and this is the LAST CALL TO ALL! Even now the greatest judgements the world has ever seen have begun! How far the CHURCH will go into the tribulation depends upon the the Church! -whether or not she will HEAR what the Spirit is saying to the churches!
Humanism is NOT just man being his own highest authority -humanism is NOT just man being his own god. Humanism is also man "trying to be like the Most High God" by any power or any means! (even man trying to be like Jesus, -instead of being hid with God in Christ and being clothed with Christ!)
Man exalting his own self by any means or any power is not just human vanity! Man exalting his own self is anti-christ! Collectively "man" exalting his own self, -and "man" being all "of one mind" doing so in the earth "as one man" is Anti-Christ.
God does not regard the persona of any man -and without respect of person or postion, God has called all men everywhere to repent. If you have fallen from grace, (Gal. 5:4) if you have believed or received another gospel, -then repent. Examine yourselves and see if you are in the faith! (cf. 2Cor.13:1-8
"O the depth of the riches of both if the wisdom and the knowledge of God! and how unsearchable are his ways past finding out! (Rom.11:33 KJV) "For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath God not made foolish the wisdom of this world... the foolishness of God is wiser than men: and the weakness of God is stronger than men, for ye see your calling brethren, how nthat not many wise men after the flesh, not many MIGHTY, not many noble, are called: but that GOD hath chose the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and GOD hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things that are mighty; and the things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea and things which are not, to bring to noght things that are -that no flesh should glory in His presence." (1Cor.1:26-29 KJV)
In His wisdom, God has hidden these things from apostate religious leaders who perceive themselves to be wise and learned in the things of God. And while many became puffed up (and have become blind) in the conceit of knowledge, while men have found "biblical ways to exalt man" and many have been occupied arguing about eschatology and debating over their pet doctrines of men, -it has pleased the Lord to reveal these things unto babes.
God resisteth the proud but giveth grace to the humble." (James 4:6 KJV) The pride of the pharisees deceived them. They were blinded by the he conceit of what they deemed to be right in their own sight according to their knowledge of scripture -what they-thought-they-knew became their god, they themselves and their knowledge had become their own highest authority.
Not much has changed, the conceit of what men perceived to be right in their own sight still blinds -even as men still consult their own idol (their own mind and way of thinking instead of humbling themselves before God!) Men still stubbornly cling to their idols and men still use what they-know-that-they-know from their own understanding of the written word to contradict Him who is the Living Word of God, the Lord Jesus Christ.
History has repeated itself. Many have "ears to hear" but refuse to hear -many have "eyes to see" but -like proud pharisees (sure of what they know is or is not so) many religious leaders and people alike, stubbornly refuse to see. Many still consult their idols (the counsel of their own mind) -and walk, "scripturally, of course" in what seems right in their own sight, -according to the doctrines, commandments, and teachings of men. The blind following the blind...
In His wisdom, God resists those who say they see and think they know, --God resists the proud, but He gives grace to those who will humble themselves in His sight. If we will humble ourselves in His sight -knowing that "if any man thinks he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know" then, He will cause us to hear. Every man who exalts himself will be humbled...if we exalt our own selves, and our knowledge of who we think we are etc. then, we will be humbled. Except ye be converted AND "humble yourselves as little children, -ye shall not enter the kingdom of heaven" (Mt. 18:3 KJV) It is no wonder why the Lord is calling the churches to seek His Face, to humble ourselves and turn from our wicked ways (including man's own humanistic self-centerd perspective by which he has perverted the gospel of Jesus Christ and is teaching a bastardized form of Christianity -Christianized humanism!) He that hath an ear, let him hear:
In effect, God sees only "two men" in the earth: Adam (who opposes God and His Christ by exalting him-self to be as God; -and The Man, Jesus Christ (who is Himself God). If you are in Christ, then it is no longer I but Christ -the only Wat God can count you as faithful is if He cannot find YOU -YOU must be slain and your life hid with God in Jesus Christ -who alone is called "Faithful & True" (Let God be true, but every man a liar! cf. Rom.3:4)
Both in the church and in the secular world alike: man himself (being of one mind, "as one man") has already set up his image in the temple of God and proclaimed himself to the called, appointed and anointed to be as God!
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