Gen 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Apparently, Jesus Christ believed calling a person an “actor” was an insult. Jesus said if you spend your time JUDGING other people’s small problems without dealing with your own big problems FIRST, you are an ACTOR! How insulting!
Mat 7:2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
Mat 7:3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
Mat 7:4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
Mat 7:5 Thou HYPOCRITE (actor), first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
The word “hypocrite” is simply the Greek word for “actor”.
HYPROCRITE: G5273, hupokritēs, hoop-ok-ree-tace'
From G5271; an actor under an assumed character (stage player), that is, (figuratively) a dissembler (“hypocrite”): - hypocrite.
It is fascinating to me that in these last days, ACTORS (hypocrites) have gained so much influence over the general public. These days, people seem to esteem actors (appearance) over people with substance. Therefore, corporations, charities, politicians, even religious organizations, spend a lot of time and money courting actors. We have actors in the Congress and the Senate. We have mayors and governors of states who were former actors or actors taking a hiatus to dabble in politics. The citizens of the U.S.A. even elected a former actor as president of the country. Presently, a television personality seems to be the front runner as the Republican nominee for President. If your little girl or boy wants to be President someday, you should probably encourage them to get into “acting” first.
I am looking forward to seeing the first actor on the Supreme Court!
This is not just an American phenomena, it appears that actors are being elected to public office all over the world. It reminds me of the old commercial with the actor in a white smock pitching medicine who says, “I’m not a doctor, but I play one on T.V.” I wonder if people will ever begin to wake up and smell the coffee. People prefer to live in a fantasy world rather than know the truth. Therefore, a big production is made over election results and voter turnout, when in reality, “We the People”, have little to zero say about who runs the country. You may have some influence over who your next county dog catcher is… but I doubt it. The fix is in.
Have you noticed that no matter “who” gets elected, the major policies of the governments around the world rarely change? Worker’s wages remain stagnant, taxes increase, more wealth flows from the bottom 99% up towards the top 1%, and a larger intelligence, security, and law enforcement apparatus is continually growing all around the world. Gosh, I wonder why?
The entire Babylonian system: the governments, the corporations, the charities, the religious organizations are all set up to advance a spiritual agenda and it is NOT God’s agenda! As a matter of fact, it is directly opposed to God’s agenda. When the Apostle Paul was being persecuted by the business leaders, the religious leaders, and the political leaders of his day, he knew that they were working under the influence of demonic powers.
Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities (ARCHE), against powers (EXOUSIA), against the rulers (KOSMOKRATOR) of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
What is the primary demonic agenda of the Babylonian system?
TO TAKE OUR FOCUS AWAY FROM JESUS CHRIST!
The human imagination is very, very powerful. Our imagination is meant for one thing and for one thing alone. Our imagination is meant to “MAGNIFY” Jesus Christ!
Luk 1:46 And Mary said, My soul (PSUCHE) doth magnify (MEGALUNO) the Lord,
Luk 1:47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
SOUL: G5590, psuchē, psoo-khay'
From G5594; breath, that is, (by implication) spirit, abstractly or concretely (the animal sentient principle only; thus distinguished on the one hand from G4151, which is the rational and immortal soul; and on the other from G2222, which is mere vitality, even of plants: these terms thus exactly correspond respectively to the Hebrew [H5315], [H7307] and [H2416]: - heart (+ -ily), life, mind, soul, + us, + you.
MAGNIFY: G3170, megalunō, meg-al-oo'-no
From G3173; to make (or declare) great, that is, increase or (figuratively) extol: - enlarge, magnify, shew great.
If Satan cannot take our attention off of Jesus Christ, he will attempt to denigrate HIM, just like Satan attempted to denigrate HIM two-thousand (2000) years ago.
Joh 10:20 And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?
We were all created three-part beings: spirit, soul, and body. Each of our distinct parts serves a different function. We were “originally” created in the image of God (Jesus Christ), the creator of everything.
Our spirit is where the WORD of God (Jesus Christ) originates.
Our soul then FOCUSES upon and MAGNIFIES the WORD of God (Jesus Christ), with the help of the Holy Spirit.
The body then gives SUBSTANCE to the WORD of God. In other words, the body eventually REVEALS the WORD of God (Jesus Christ).
Our one and only task is to REVEAL JESUS CHRIST to God’s creation. In other words, we were made to be “exactly” like Jesus Christ.
Satan knows that if he can short circuit the process (take our focus off of Jesus Christ), he can prevent us from becoming the very image of Jesus Christ (God). Therefore, Satan attempts to get us to focus on other people, specifically famous people. Then Satan holds out a little carrot. If you really work hard, if you strive with all of your might, if you go along with the program, if the stars align, you too may become a star business man, or a star politician, or a star religious leader, or even a movie star. When we buy into the Babylonian system, we buy into a fantasy, and we become like the character Norma Desmond in the movie Sunset Boulevard …”I’m ready for my close-up Mr. DeMille!” We become totally lost in fantasy land.
Even if you agree with my assessment of the world’s situation, you may ask, “How can I ever be like Jesus Christ?”
The answer is: do not work, do not strive, and do not ACT like Jesus Christ. We need to look in the Bible and see how other “regular” people became like Jesus. There were “regular” people in the Bible who also performed mighty miracles, regular people who called down fire from the sky, regular people who raised the dead, regular people who miraculously healed and fed people. Am I saying that the Apostles and the Prophets were just “regular” people? Yes I am, the Bible says that the Apostles and Prophets were just “regular” people like us.
Act 14:14 Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out,
Act 14:15 And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:
Jas 5:17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.
Jas 5:18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.
Obviously, if the Prophet Elijah, and the Apostle Peter, and the Apostle Paul, were just “regular” guys; there was something different about them. After all, the three of these men raised the dead and performed mighty miracles. Did they have something in common?
Elijah the Prophet seems to appear out of nowhere. We do not know of his origins, we do know what the Book of James tells us: HE PRAYED EARNESTLY.
EARNEST: adjective, 1. serious in intention, purpose, or effort; sincerely zealous:
an earnest worker. 2. showing depth and sincerity of feeling: earnest words; an earnest entreaty. 3. seriously important; demanding or receiving serious attention.
noun 4. full seriousness, as of intention or purpose: to speak in earnest.
When Elijah prayed it was SERIOUSLY IMPORTANT to him! Elijah prayed and he did not stop praying until he received an answer.
1Ki 17:20 And he cried unto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, hast thou also brought evil upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by slaying her son?
1Ki 17:21 And he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried unto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, I pray thee, let this child's soul come into him again.
1Ki 17:22 And the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.
We see that Elijah stretched himself upon the widow’s son three (3) times before he received an answer. We can compare this incident with a prayer in the Apostle Paul’s life.
2Co 12:7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
2Co 12:8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
2Co 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
The Apostle Paul also prayed three (3) times until he received an answer from God. The answer may not have been exactly what he wanted but at least he kept praying until he received an answer to his prayers. I do not believe Paul’s prayer went like this, “God, please make this thorn in my flesh depart from me, thy will be done. Now I need to take a break for lunch. Talk to you later!”
We do not know when the Apostle Paul was baptized in the Holy Spirit, but we do know he was baptized because he prayed with tongues. Not only did he pray in tongues, he claimed he prayed in tongues more than everybody in the Corinthian Church!
1Co 14:18 I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:
I am always asking people, “Have you been baptized in the Holy Spirit? Do you pray in tongues?”
Invariably I receive the following answer, “I’ve prayed to be baptized in the Holy Spirit, but it didn’t work” or “God didn’t answer me” or “Not everybody has the gift of tongues” or “I don’t believe in that.”
Let me show you what Jesus said:
Luk 11:9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
Luk 11:10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Luk 11:11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
Luk 11:12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
Luk 11:13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
The Apostles prayed for ten (10) days before they were baptized in the Holy Spirit.
Act 1:13 And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.
Act 1:14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
Have you ever prayed continually for ten days for anything? Maybe that is why your prayers are not answered.
Jesus despised people who were simply putting on a show (ACTORS):
Mat 23:25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites (ACTORS)! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.
Mat 23:26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
Mat 23:27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites (ACTORS)! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
God wants to deal with serious people. These are the last days, Jesus is coming back soon. It is time to stop playing Church and start getting serious with God. We need to seriously spend time with the Holy Spirit for HIM to transform us into the image of Jesus Christ!
It's time to leave fantasy land. IT'S TIME TO GET REAL!