MODERN MAN’S ILLUSION OF INDEPENDENCE FROM GOD.

What the real reason behind the climate changes is, why it will soon get a lot worse and the only thing that can be done about it.

From the very beginning man was depended on Higher powers for everything. For food and water, two important lifegiving factors. Jesus used both these things as a symbol of Him. He said:
«He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water». (Joh.7:38)
And He said: «I am that bread of life» (Joh_6:48).

Mans dependence on these two things was a matter of life and death, and also what determined prosperity and poverty. Man were also powerless to bring forth rain. They were powerless to order insects to work on their soil and work at pollination and to order other insects to not ruin their crops. All in all, them being for the most part unable to control the elements of nature, they saw their dependence on a higher power. The originator of all things, a God. There were too many things that needed to work together in nature to maintain life for it to be left to chances.
They noticed and learned that there were invisible powers ready to help them if they connected to the spiritual world.
From early on man were acquainted with the Creation story and God, but many didn’t like 
the Biblical God’s moral laws. They didn’t want to work with God becouse of what He asked for, and so when other spirits offered their assistance they started worshipping these spirits as gods in Gods place. The Bible actually says that the other gods, when they contacted them, they were actually contacting demons, fallen angels in opposition to God. (Deu.32:17, Lev.17:7)


It wasn’t that people hated having to be depended on a God, they just didn’t want to have to follow the rules of the Supreme God. And that is why they were drawn to other gods or spiritual helpers.
It was always about opposition to God’s law. Had God removed these laws or given laws they had pleasure in, they would have accepted the supreme God. Idolatry was therefore never about rejecting a deity, it has always been about rejecting God’s laws and ordinances. That is the part th
at caused them to resist. And so when the fallen angels offered them alternative religions and spiritual contact without God’s moral laws and requirements, people chose them over God.
Again, this is very important, it was not the rejection of «a God», but a rejection
of God becouse of His laws.

The gods’ names varied, demons were helping them prosper on some parts. But even that was an illusion. For God is the creator of the world and the universe and all are maintained through His blessings. His patience with man, His pity with man has caused Him to wait with His judgement. (2Pe 3:9) The devil or demons portraying themselves as gods were liars, they gave the illusion that the blessings came from them. And so because God would not abandon mankind even though they chose to defy Him, and kept maintaining the course of nature and commanding the creatures on earth to continue the work for the blessing of man, those who had turned to demons saw it as a sign that their prayers to these gods were actually working.
So sometimes, in order to give man a chance to know the real truth and who the real life-giver was, He would take away His blessings, He would withdraw His life-giving spirit. The results were drought, failing crops and thirst.
He did this also in the days of Elijah. For long they had credited Baal for rain and the crops that God in His forbearance had blessed them with. But they had to know the truth. And so Elijah and the priests of Baal was gathered at Mount Karmel.
They both had their alters, one for Baal and another for God. And they said that the god that provided fire from heaven was the real God. No fire came when the priests of Baal prayed, but when Elijah prayed fire from heaven came. (1.King.18) They all had to admit who was the real God. But they still didn’t want His laws and not long after they turned away from him placing their hopes in their own gods instead. Still being sustained by the grace of God until God could not sustain them any longer because of their horrible moral and wicked ways. Should He bless the hand that strikes His neighbor, would not His continues blessings to people that do evil cause God to aid them in their wrongdoings? And so God was forced, for the sake of His righteousness and all good, after numerous warnings, to take His protection and blessings from them. So their influence and harm could be quenched.
God said He was:
«The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth» (Exo.34,6) But He could not be the hand that aided man to do evil.
If His blessings were used as a springboard to harm, He would take away His blessing.


This is why His quarrel with Sodom was so great.
(Gen.18 &19) Sodom and the other cities of the plain owed all their prosperity to God. The kings of Mesopotamia had captured the kings of Sodom and the other cities, taken all their riches and their people with them. God, by the hand of Abraham, had saved them all. They even got to keep all their riches. From that moment Sodoms prosperity and growth was built on God’s forbearance and blessings. And they knew, yet they would not repent. Instead, their evil ways got worse. So bad that God could hear the cries from all the victims: «And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous» (Gen.18:20) God had saved Sodom and restored their riches, yet they used their blessings to harm others. God would not bear it any longer. He destroyed the whole city. Had He let it continue to grow and do its damage, God could have been blamed for their power and influence.
That is why God is forced to remove His blessings and also punish evil-doers. Their life and prosperity are preserved by His blessings. He will have no part in their opportunity 
to do  harm.

God judges the ungodly because He is the life-giver.

Even the richest man on earth in all his wealth will not remain standing if the crops fail and the water dries out. Can he drink gold? Can he eat his car? Rich as well as poor eat and live becouse of God.

When he gave Israel Canaan and drove out the ungodly there, He could not, of all fairness, bless Israel if they did the same things those who lived there before had done. Should He continue to help them prosper regardless of their actions when He hadn’t with those before? (Rom 2:11; Jas.2,9)


With those who lived in Canaan, He had been patient for 500 years before judging them. Now Israel was rejecting God’s laws in the same way as those before. And God warned them through prophets over and over again, if they did not want to respect His laws He would take the land from them, He would take the rain from them, He would not bless their crops and He would not protect them from their enemies. (Deut.11) The only way God would show them a favor before any other nation was if they respected His laws. (Lev.18,26-28) Their willingness to accept His law was what were to work as a sign between them and God that they were, in fact, worshipping the real God and not false gods. (Lev 26:14 etc etc. Read the whole Torah)
God told them to not speak of the other gods, not take after their idol worship or their practices and He told them to drive all of them out of the land so they wouldn’t be tempted to follow their examples. But they didn’t and soon the two religions emerged.
(Num 33:55, Jos 16:10,Jdg_1:27 Jdg.2,11-15 etc) 

There was one true religion where God was working on peoples conscience and reason, with His laws. Then there was the other religions that allowed great sins and desires of the flesh. In not long, they were leaning to Baal and Ashtaroth for rain and crops and fooled themselves into believing that these gods would ensure their happiness and take care of them. And for a long time God had patience, He warned them over and over again. But they continued to praise other gods for the blessings God gave them. And so God removed His protection and the enemy sword came upon them, He stopped the rain from falling, the crops failed and the forces of nature no longer guided by the hand of God, destroyed nature and animal life. (5.Mos. 28,15-68; Eze.5:6-7, Lev 20:22)
Rather understanding what had happened, many chose to become bitter and hateful towards God. They blamed Him. They wanted God to bless them before others while they were doing the same crimes they were.

The core of the conflict was always and has always been God’s laws. When the serpent tempted Eve in the Garden he offered her,by violating God’s command, to become her own god. But man was powerless, having no life within itself, having no ability to create life or even maintain it left them still depended. The devil offered mankind alternative gods so that they could have the illusion of help from a divinity while being able to reject and be unlearned in God’s law at the same time. God’s battle with false religion was therefore crucial. If man would not keep His laws He could not continue forever to sustain them as God would not take part in their evil, and all the false religions taught man to reject what God needed them to do in order to save them, obedience to the Creator.
Today mankind do not worship Baal and Ashtaroth, but the battle is the same and the principles are the same. The devil has just created a new illusion in the place of the old pagan gods.

As mankind before was depended on their water, crops, early rain and the latter rain, most people in the western world think little of it with their tap water coming from human-created pipes and water reserves. The animals that were once sacrificed reminded man of the preciousness of life and killing life was done in humbleness. Today most people do not see or know the animals whose flesh they are eating, rather they are treated like items, they have horrible suffering and are in great pain their whole lives. Most men buy their flesh lying on a plastic tray in the store. Most people in the west do not grow their own foods, they buy whatever they want in the stores. Packed, cut and sometimes washed and ready for consumption.
They do not look up at the sky and praise God for bringing these fruits of the land, they look to the cooperations and stores as a certainty. If crops fail in one land, or draught strikes another, the state helps, or big corporations just move food from a fruitful area to the one who had the draught. No
one there knows that God’s blessings have been removed, for blessings are moved from

one country to another. And people do not think anything of it. Sometimes people in poverty have to give up their plenty to satisfy corrupt rich humans with little natural resources. They are mocking God while they hide the state they are in with God. They hide that God has taken His blessings away and most people go on with their every day life feeling no need for God.
We have the illusion that we no longer need God for the living water and the living bread. But it’s just an illusion. They also removed and changed those things that were to remind people of who the life-giver is.
God’s feasts were centered around the crops. At one time it wasn’t possible to keep the feasts without the blessings of God.
The Feast of unleavened bread was depended on God sending early rain and latter rain to the barley crops so that they could from the time of this feast eat the new grain as the law instructed. During the feast of waving shaft, they were to wave the sheaf of new and mature barley before the Lord in thanksgiving acknowledging who was the source of life. The feast of weeks that came a couple of months later was depended on the crops of wheat having their early rain and latter rain so that they could be harvested for the feast. And the feast in the fall, first they celebrated God’s atonement brought to them to unify fallen man with Himself and then followed a feast commemorating other fruits and prosperity given from the land.
If God did not give the rain in its time and protect the production of food none of these feasts could be celebrated. And the feast itself was a holy assembly with God, a greater blessing. (Lev.23)
A man could not live without food and water, in the same way man could not live without God’s spirit and a continuous union with their Creator. And this bond was especially tied through these feasts and the Sabbath. This might be why the antichrist wanted to change Gods times and laws as stated in Daniel 7,25.

When Israel repeatedly sinned and rebelled against God in the wilderness, God took away His protection from them. The result was that serpents came into the camp and many were bitten by them(Num 21:5-9). Then God provided a stake with a serpent on it, if they looked at it they were to live. This, according to Jesus, was a symbol of Him. (Joh.3,14) God wanted to forgive, He desired to forgive. He longed to take away the sins from His people. But if they would not turn He would not continue to protect and bless (Isa.1,18-19; Ezek.18,32).
By taking away His protection they understood that His protection and care was the cause of their successfulness.

Today man give themselves the credit for their own prosperity. Baal and Ashtaroth are exchanged with the worship of self and other people we admire.
Sin is what it originated as. The serpent said to Eve she could be as god herself. Now man, with all their technologies are doing just that, acting like gods. They bring the pipes with the water to man, they bring them food from afar by planes and trucks if their own crops fail. They think they provide, that man provide. And man is man grateful and state-dependent. But it’s an illusion about to burst.
Man wants to be their own god, their own judge by their own judgment and they want the ability to measure right from wrong after their own private consciousness. They call it “my truth”. They keep their own moral laws, by their own faulty moral. They want their own laws and rules adjusted to their personal needs. Sometimes they have one rule for their neighbour and another for themselves. All to their own benefit.
Modern society have, by creating a world were God is seemingly unnecessary they feel liberated to break His laws for their own rightousness.
Instead of child sacrifices, they now kill the child while it is still in the womb. Not to satisfy the Baal’s, but to satisfy self and their independence. Self is the modern religion and the chase to satisfy one’s own needs is the knew idol worship. As ever before it’s attractive becouse it offers freedom from God’s laws.

Even though man today think they don’t need God, that they are independent with their jobs and houses, they are blind to the fact that they really have nothing that can save them. Their workplaces, their educational facilities that all teach that there is no God but that we evolved from nothing and have ourselves created our prosperity and developed our intelligence. Our food, all controlled by big cooperations and governments that openly reject a divinity. If it collapses so does the individual. Their lives are in the hands of dishonest and ungodly people who control the world economy. They are not rich because God blessed them, but because they steal others blessings and resources. They steal people and they divide families. Their blessings are an illusion. And becouse no one looks at the signs God made on if they were in the right place with Him or not, they are unaware of the great danger they are in.


Just like Israel came to Egypt as free individuals in search of prosperity, the freedom man experience today will be a short experience. What happens when the powers ask for something in return
for nurturing you and yours in the life that you now not only are custom with, but you are unable or cable to live life any other way? What if they ask something in return for feeding you and providing you with water? For you to be allowed to go to that store?
Will you follow God that you haven’t seemingly depended on for anything or will you follow the powers you have trusted on for so long to keep you going?
In the last days, a power who controls and influence other world powers will refuse you to buy and sell unless you worship the beast
(obedient to their state government), or take their mark (follow their religious laws) and take their names on your forehead (ownership) (Rev.13,17-18).

Who wanted to write His name on your forehead? The Lord. (Rev.22:4) Because it’s a symbol of who you belong to, where your loyalty and your alliance is, but also who your savior and provider are. Is it God or is it these powers?
God had yearly feasts that could not be properly kept unless God had given them early rain and latter rain. This was given on condition of obedience to God’s laws, then He would bless their crops so that they could feast with the Lord. Through these feasts, there were to be created consciousness and celebration of their dependence o
n God but also the importance of knowing that their prosperity was tied to obedience to God’s law and His longsuffering atonement for the laws that they had broken.

The governments of the world have removed these feasts and replaced them with feasts instituted by the church, inspired by the old pagan feasts that were once ordained for gods such like Baal and Ashtaroth. The feasts of independence from the one true God and His laws. They were not depended on crops, and the signs in the heavens like God’s was, but tied to your dependence of man in power and to secure your dependence to man rather being reminded on your dependence of God for everything.

The Sabbath, God’s mark of authority and sanctifying bond with His people as proclaimed several places in the Bible, was changed by the church and replaced with a new day, Sunday. (Eze_20:12& 20, Isa 56:4-5, Eze_22:26, Matt.12,8, Mat 24:20) 

A day commemorating man as lawgiver and caregiver. (2.Mos.20,11) The symbol God had set to say He was our creator and life-giver and to remind us of that fact, was removed. Instead, we were left with a new resting day that all in all only illustrated our dependence on man’s power to change and make legislation seemingly on behalf of God. If there is an earthly mediator you will look to him and not to God. But our mediator, Jesus Christ, is in heaven (1Tim.2:5).

The false religion will always do this very thing, turn our faithfulness and dependence of God to allegiance and dependence of human powers instead.

In the book of Revelation, an angel comes with a message to the whole world before Christ second coming. It says: «Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.» (Rev.14,7)

The call to us in this hour is to again see our dependence of God, and that our confidence in the continuity of the world is an illusion. An illusion that is fading as natural catastrophes hit country after country. God has, as with the serpents in the wilderness, started to remove His protection in one last final attempt to wake us up to see that our prosperity, although credited mans own greatness, wisdom, and productions, has all of this time actually been God’s blessings in His forbearance with mankind. Man has never been able to provide food, all the food you see in the stores have come forth by God’s mercy and blessing upon the earth. Nothing could have been done without God. The animal life has been protected all these years by God’s hand and spirit, a hand that is now withdrawing and the result is that they now die by the millions.
All of this
God is doing to wake the world to their false illusion of independence from Him, to teach them that they were never ever in the course of time during earth history, independent. That there is no safety, no life without Him.
But man continue to mock God and while they have been mocking, God has in His great love and forbearance year after year made sure that the earth brought forth its crops, that rain kept falling and rivers continued running, for the survival of man and animals.
But when the evil, defiance, and mockery towards the hand that feeds them becomes too great, God’s time of judgment has come. He withdraws His protection so we will see what really happens when He no longer
guides nature as He has. Will they turn to Him, their creator, and true Father, or will they continue to blaspheme and tread on His laws as they did when they had all they wanted?

Environmental movements have risen all over the world. There are great protests and people are demanding the governments do something about the more and more intense situation. But they don’t turn to God as they have learned growing up from the same governmental learning institutions that man is the only god. Mankind is seeing the problem but they have decided to be their own savior and bring forth their own salvation. They want to save the environment, make changes, forbid straws, drive their car less etc. But this earths prosperity have never been caused by mans hand. The earth has remained prosperous because God has provided for it. Without God, there is no salvation. Without God, all mankind standing together in unity, cannot save the planet. They have yet to discover the greatest scientific fact: That everything on this planet is dependent on the power of God and His spirit. It has been that way since creation and ever since God blew His spirit in Adam’s lifeless body so that he could live. Everything on earth is dependent on God to continue to exist. No man can save it. Mankind can remove God or live on its own as little as a human can remove the chromosomes and DNA inherited from their parents without perishing. In the same way, we cannot remove God’s life-giving spirit and live. Rather giving God honor, turning to Him, learning His ways, His laws of love, they look for salvation within themselves, with the governments, with the big manufacturers that they lean on. And they continue to blaspheme God.

If you want to save the climate, this planet, there is only one way to do it. The earth must recognize its creator,  mankind must recognize their sin of rejecting their life-giver and sustainer and again turn to God’s laws. This is the only hope of planet earth.
For God will not, according to His own law, continue to feed the mout
h of evil-doers and mockers forever.
He will not strengthen the hand that violates other people’s right, or continue to bless those that bring curses to others. If we want to live, we need to be in harmony with God’s law.
And any religion, whether it be us as gods or other gods, they will always offer you the freedom from God’s law, that is how you know it’s a false religion. Even if that religion claims they honor God and t
hat they offer you God. If they teach you can violate God’s laws and sabbath it’s God’s own sign to you that it’s the same spirit that was behind Baal and Ashtaroth.
If you chose the lie before the truth you chose because you hated the truth.
(2.Thess.2,10) Chose salvation, by the blood of Christ, reconcile with your Creator and life-giver before it is too late.
Everything we now see falling apart in the world, in nature, will get worse as God’s spirit withdraws. The world will collapse without God. God doesn’t want to be evil man’s servant.

«Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.
And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him.
The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the LORD hath spoken this word.
The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish.
The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.
Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.» (Isa 24:1-6)

The misconception regarding what the Bible calls idol worship has caused people to continue in idol worship not even knowing that is what they do. Worship in the Bible is not just adoring or praising something, it’s obedience to powers and authorities that oppose God. It’s submission to a higher authority. In fact, God repeatedly rejects praise and adoration if it doesn’t follow obedience to His laws.
The same with idol worship, it’s obedience to another authority. Whether it’s our own self made laws or a heathen government. So the worship is about which authority you follow. The difference between obedience and worship is that worship means that you don’t just follow their guidelines and example but you also do it with admiration and devotion. And the combination of obedience and devotion makes up the term worship.
The devil doesn’t mind you praising God in heaven as long as you don’t show Him obedience, for he knows that the God of the Bible rejects praise tied with defiance and disobedience. And so you think you are worshipping God but God is not accepting your worship as worship.
In this verse in the Bible, it says they sought God daily, yet they were not accepted.
«Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.  Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.» (Isa 58:-2)
«And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.» (Isa 1:15)
«For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee» (1Sa 15:23)

So if the whole world paid homage to God in praise and ecstasy while defying His laws, it would be one great self-deception.
Even Jesus said it over and over again. That many would do many works in His name but because they keep transgressing His laws God will proclaim He doesn’t know them. (Matt.7,22-23 Word iniquity is the greek anomia which means violation of the law.) He also said: «And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?» (Luk 6:46)
And the apostle said that those who claim they know Jesus and don’t keep God’s law are liars.

The so-called climate change is really God’s spirit withdrawing from the world preparing it for judgment like foretold.
«Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,  Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness» (Heb 3:7-8)
The world will fall apart, and God will let it «The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the LORD hath spoken this word. …The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.»
«Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood. Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.» (Hos 4:1-3)

 

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    Great Article!
    I wish more people will read and follow.

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