The Elite 1% who conspire to rule the world have mastered the fine art of coercive persuasion. Instead of serving the people, modern government actively subverts the free will of the masses through two main avenues, which have been effective tools of the enemy since antiquity. The ‘heart’ in the Bible is figuratively used to indicate the ‘spirit,’ or the inner most part of man. It is the heart that is in communication with God. When the heart becomes hardened, communication with God is impaired and the voice of conscience is weakened. Hardening of the heart is the chief cause of inability to ‘hear’ the voice of God, which makes prayer very difficult. It is very interesting and instructive to see and apply to daily life what Jesus revealed had enabled the enemy to gain control of the mind of the Twelve Disciples.
Jesus Teaches on Coercion
Let’s have a look at what the scriptures say took place. ~ “Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread…Then He charged them, saying, “Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod. But Jesus, being aware of [it], said to them… Is your heart still hardened? Then they understood that He did not tell [them] to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine [propaganda] of the Pharisees and Sadducees” (Mark 8.14-17, Matthew 16.12). Here another profound truth is uncovered, which if correctly taught and instituted into the church would transform, not only the church itself but also, Western society along with it. The Spirit reveals two subtle yet deadly sources Satan has successfully used to destroy the church and the values instituted by Christianity in Western culture, which are: 1) false doctrine in the Church (the Pharisees), and 2) secular propaganda [doctrine] published by government (Herod).
Antichrist’s Propaganda Machine
The ‘Pharisees’ were the religious Jewish priests who taught ‘false doctrine’ in all of the synagogues in every city, and ‘Herod’ was the King, who, like modern governments today, was constantly publishing the secular ‘doctrines’ [propaganda] of the time, which included sexual immorality, materialism, and many other forms of vanity and paganism. Matthew’s gospel says ~ “How is it you do not understand that I did not speak to you concerning bread? ––[but] to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees. Then they understood that He did not tell [them] to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees” (Matthew 16.11-12). Interestingly, we note that the final government of Antchrist is comprised of two major branches: 1) religious subversion [the False Prophet], and 2) governmental propaganda [the Beast]. ~ “Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast” (Revelation 19.20). If the preacher is not guided by the Word of God, it is not hard to see how the enemy is able to derail the entire group. Most ministers today have never even read the Bible completely and have little understanding of sound doctrine. They are easily fooled and led astray from the rock-solid foundation of correct interpretation of scripture.
It is worth-while noting that Jesus did not approve of any other ministry except that of John the Baptist. This reveals how many true ministries existed at the time of Christ, and He sternly rebuked the false ministers of His day in public. ~ “He answered and said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: ‘This people honors Me with [their] lips, But their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, Teaching [as] doctrines the commandments of men.’ He said to them, “[All too] well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition” (Mark 7.6,7,9). However, the solution is not only with the minister in the pulpit, it will only be resolved by the entire church family working together to re-institute the word of God as the head of the church.
The Final Days
False doctrine in the Church is a coordinated and systemic attack of Satan, which was also used effectively to destroy through the heresies of King Jeroboam (government interference) the authentic Temple worship established by God in the Old Testament. Just as the first temple was destroyed by the subversive trap of mind control, so will the last temple be destroyed. There is only one solution, and it is exactly what Jesus said. ~ “Then they understood that He did not tell [them] to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees” (Matthew 16.12). The hidden key is found in the ancient Jewish Feast of Unleavened Bread, which is plainly taught throughout the Bible. In brief, it was the responsibility of EVERYONE to carefully search out and remove all leaven — FALSE DOCTRINE — from each of their houses — CHURCHES. Not only was it the responsibility of the priests; it will require the entire church to successfully remove the propaganda infiltration of Herod and the pharisees as the church enters the spiritual darkness of the final days of prophecy.
1 Corinthians 5:6-7
Your glorying [is] not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump.
© L. Jonathan Blais 2021 All rights reserved. Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission.