Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries Albany Conference Wednesday AM, September 15, 2004
1. The Garden of Eden was to Adam, when he looked at the first sinner, and was tempted, as the PPOG is to the believer when faced with temptation and manipulation by the weak.
2. Inside the PPOG, the battle is the Lordâ€™s and you win, because you made a right decision. Inside the cosmic system, the battle is yours and you lose, because you made the wrong decision.
3. There are no winners in the cosmic system, there are just different categories of losers. Among these is the group who follows the principles of being strong but controlled by the weak.
ACT 5:29But Peter and the apostles answered and said, "We must obey God rather than men."
4. In Thyatira, many believers had rejected the lure of the weak controlled by the strong.
5. Starting with Adamâ€™s wrong decision, we have the great conflict, man must choose between arrogance and humility as an extension of the angelic conflict.
6. If you think you are strong you really become weak, and you will be entangled with a system stronger than you are, the cosmic system of Satan, by which he administers the rulership of this world.
7. Once you choose a power system in which to reside, as a believer, your decision merges into a power greater than you are so that your decisions take on the character of your choice.
Good decisions are made for the PPOG and Bible doctrine, but bad decisions are made for the cosmic system, where the weak control the strong.
The author of the book of Kings makes no bones about the fact that Jezebel was an implacable dictator.
She was the priestess of the phallic cult called Ashteroth, or Ashtarte, Aphrodite or Venus.
Ahab was a great soldier, he would have been a great king, except for the fact that he was a victim of a very evil, weak person controlling the strong.
In her marriage to King Ahab, Jezebel changed her nationality, but she didnâ€™t change her religion, the phallic cult.
She brought the greatest invasion of the cosmic system into Israel in all of its history.
Under the principle of the weak controlling the strong, Jezebel was permitted to bring her priesthood into Israel.
She sponsored 450 prophets of Baal, and 400 prophets of Astarti, the 400 prophets of Astarti were just feminine or homosexual men.
She also arranged the assassination of the Lordâ€™s prophets, 1KI 18:13, 2KI 9:7.
She perpetuated the Phallic Cult, she brought the religion of evil into Israel, she neutralized everything related to doctrine.
The dogs shall eat the flesh of Jezebel, and the carcass of Jezebel shall be as dung on the face of the field, 1KI 21:23.
Pres-act-ind - planao = deceive, or seduce, or to lead astray.
Deception is demonization of the soul and personality of the believer or unbeliever living in the cosmic system.
Deception is thought transference of demon doctrine to the believer or unbeliever in the cosmic system.
COL 2:1 For I want you to know how great a struggle I have on your behalf and for those who are at Laodicea, and for all those who have not personally seen my face, COL 2:2that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of Godâ€™s mystery, that is, Christ Himself,
COL 2:3in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. COL 2:4 I say this so that no one will delude you with persuasive argument.
Many individuals think they are intelligent and wise, when in reality they are under extreme deception and delusion.
1CO 3:18Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become foolish [realize that he is a fool] that he may become wise.
2CO 11:3But I am afraid, lest as the serpent deceived eve by his craftiness, your minds should be led astray [deceived] from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.
1TI 2:14And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being "quite" deceived, fell into transgression.
Deception is the invasion of the soul, especially the mind, emotion, and self-consciousness of the soul.
EPH 4:14We are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves, and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;
2PE 3:17You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard lest, being carried away by the deception of unprincipled men [men with no principles], you fall from your own steadfastness,
The greatest victims of deception are believers, which is a direct result of the genius plan of Satan to distract them from the PPOG.
EPH 4:27; JAM 4:6-8, and in every passage where PRO 3:34 is quoted in which God makes war against the arrogant, there is always a reference to deception.
JAM 4:1What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members? JAM 4:2You lust and do not have; so you commit murder. You are envious and cannot obtain; so you fight and quarrel. You do not have because you do not ask.
JAM 4:3You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures. JAM 4:4You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
JAM 4:5Or do you think that the Scripture speaks to no purpose: "He jealously desires the Spirit which He has made to dwell in us"? JAM 4:6But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, "GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE."
JAM 4:7Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. JAM 4:8Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
"double-minded" = to have some true doctrine while in the PPOG plus having some doctrine of demons also stored in the right lobe; therefore, there is conflict.
1CO 15:33"do not be deceived: evil company corrupts good character"
Corrupt = the destruction and ruining of the inner life of an individual through the communication and impartation of garbage in the soul.
ROM 16:17Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them. ROM 16:18For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.
Four râ€™s which protect us from deception; A. Reception. B. Retention C. Recall. D. Resistance.
Ignorance cannot make application to experience; it can only emote in the face of testing or disaster.
MAT 22:29You are deceived, not understanding the scriptures, or the power of God.
PSA 95:10"they keep on being deceived in their hearts, and they do not know My methods"
HEB 3:10they always go astray in their heart; and they did not know My ways
MAT 24:24For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
REV 13:14And he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform.
GAL 6:7"do not be deceived, god is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap."
1JO 1:8"If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and truth is not in us"