7. THE BATTLE IN THE MIND FOR THE HEART OF MAN’S
It is not my desire to speak as sociologist but as a man of God I simply speak what His Spirit says to me. The Lord is speaking concerning the acceleration of deception in His people.
When the first explorers and settlers came to America they brought trinkets to trade with the native population. A trinket is a small shiny ornament or item of jewelry that is of little value. The first explorers were called conquistadores in the Spanish language the word means those who conquer. When they came from the Old World these conquerors purposely brought trinkets with them to deceive the natives. Believe me when I tell you the conquerors had a plan and that plan was to take the land and all the valuables from the natives. When they arrived they traded their shiny worthless beads to the natives for pieces of gold and their land. Sometimes religion was added in but only to set up a system with which to control the natives. They were told to submit to God, but God only spoke through the Spanish priests, who as men were thieves too except with robes on.
Same thing happened in Africa, look at this quote from Desmond Tutu;
When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said Let us pray. We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.
As a Christian these are difficult words to read but I know that he was speaking the truth. It is the truth about the religious system that masquerades itself as Christianity today. It’s not my world anymore but it hurts nonetheless because I know that it shines a poor light on my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Trading Trinkets is the enemies Modes Operandi
Ezekiel 28 speaks of the fall of Satan. He was the anointed angel who was at God’s side in Heaven until he fell. Let’s look at what the scriptures say took him down.
Ezek 28:16 By the abundance of your trading You became filled with violence within, And you sinned; Ezek 28:18 You defiled your sanctuaries By the multitude of your iniquities, By the iniquity of your trading; I don’t have to understand the specifics I just need to understand that the fall of Satan had to do with trading. I can assure you it had to do with trading something worthless for something valuable.
TRADING TRINKETS Continues tomorrow