IF GOD IS SHARING HIS THOUGHTS,
WHY DO SOME POLITICIANS & THEIR ELECTORATE
NOT RECEIVE THEM?
God really is trying to communicate His thinking to us. He knows if we receive it from Him, it can heal our thinking. Our own mind is ‘deceived’ very easily, and it needs God’s help to work right.
Jeremiah 17:9 (KJV)
9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
Since the ‘heart is deceitful’, it is easy to have wrong ideas, wrong thinking, false doctrines, and not realize it. The Bible also says that in the last days, ‘perilous times’ come, and ‘seducing spirits’ will lead many into ‘doctrines of devils.’
1 Timothy 4:1 (KJV)
1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
Therefore, we need to be wary, careful, and find out how to allow the thinking of God become our thinking too.
GOD HAS AN ANSWER TO WHY
EVIL POLITICIANS CAN
TOO EASILY DECEIVE THE ELECTORATE
Jesus answers with a parable. The parable is an extended simile. Parables illustrate truth, and make it clear by comparison with something that is familiar. They instruct without causing offense. A parable creates interest and hunger for more information. Jesus used parables to reveal many truths. Jesus was quite plain in explaining His reason for using parables.
Matthew 13:10-17 (KJV)
10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
Matthew 13:34-35 (KJV)
34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake He not unto them:
35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open My mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
Thus, a parable is told to reveal "MYSTERIES" (vs. 11).
A mystery is a previously hidden or non-understood truth. For many, in that time, and even still now, do not want to understand certain truths. As Jesus describes, they have closed eyes, and ears.
Their minds are "WAXED GROSS" (vs. 15).
This means their minds are over-full of other things, and unable to bear the truth.
Jesus said plainly that He was teaching in these parables a truth that had been "KEPT SECRET" (vs. 35).
At the end of Jesus teaching in these parables, He tells us that there is something "NEW" being revealed in these parables. Our curiosity should be aroused to find out what Jesus had taught.
REAL TRUTHS ARE OFFENSIVE
TO THE EVIL POLITICIANS
AND THEIR ELECTORATE
THAT ARE CARNAL MINDED
The teaching in these parables offended many. It was not received with joy, not the least bit.
Matthew 13:57 (KJV)
57 And they were offended in Him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.
Many of the listeners were like the "HARD GROUND" in the parable of the sower. They were like the "BIRDS" in the parable of the mustard tree. They were like the "LEAVEN" in the parable of the leaven in the meal. They were like the "BAD" fish in the parable of the net. Like these, who were "OFFENDED" by Jesus' teaching, many today don't want to accept the teaching. Don't be shocked if many reject this teaching. Too often, the rejection reveals which group they are in, as it did in that time.
THE DEVIL WANTS TO CORRUPT MINDS,
GOD WANTS TO GIVE US HIS THINKING.
Matthew 11:12 (KJV)
12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
The kingdom of heaven had been suffering attacks of the devil, of the world -- but when Jesus came, people could now enter the kingdom by forcibly evicting the devil and sin from their lives. So we now are living in this time of the "KINGDOM OF HEAVEN." We need to forcibly reject the errant, deceived thinking of our own minds. We need to decline the thinking of the world. God wants to share with us, His thinking.
EVIL POLITICIANS WILL EASILY DECEIVE AN EVIL ELECTORATE. WE NEED TO GET PEOPLE BACK TO GOD, THROUGH REPENTANCE AND ACCEPTANCE OF JESUS, AND THEN THEIR EYES WILL SEE TRUTH, THEIR EARS WILL RECOGNIZE TRUTH, AND THE LIES OF THE DEVIL'S POLITICAL COHORTS WILL BE EXPOSED.