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The necessity of disillusionment

Timothy C.Trepanier
Sott.net
Tue, 24 Apr 2012 17:40 CDT

Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion. ~ Arthur Koestler

Our greatest illusion is to believe that we are what we think ourselves to be. ~ H.F. Amiel

If we only knew what Illusion is, we would then know the opposite: what Truth is. This Truth would liberate us from slavery. ~ Boris Mouravieff

The experience of disillusionment is one that is common to all. It is safe to say that at some time or another, every human being has had the experience of believing in something that turned out not to be true. The initial shock that comes when one's perception of the world is revealed to be at odds with the hard facts of reality can range anywhere from mild disappointment to a feeling of overwhelming psychological trauma.

Whatever the degree of deception, the realization that one has been believing in a lie is a painful experience, not only psychologically but physically as well. Like a punch to the stomach, it can feel like one's breath has been taken away. And because our beliefs about the world are interconnected with other beliefs fixed in our brains, the destruction of one belief can often lead to a cascade of collapse of many others.

When a person is confronted with facts that contradict currently held belief systems, they have one of two choices. The first choice is to go into denial mode by rejecting the facts as being untrue in order to prop up their chosen belief system and continue living as before. The second choice is to accept the new data and try and reconstruct a new internal paradigm or map of reality that accommodates the new information, which may mean putting into question all other beliefs associated with the old model.

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well written up

to number 2 where the author starts putting in their own illusions and gets further into them as they go, thus leading people into different illusions instead of just removing current illusions

The Illusion that Human Beings are at the top of the food chain.

This is the seventh illusion mentioned in the article above. The writer postulates that there are paranormal beings feeding on humanity and I believe this to be perfectly true. I dealt with these "paranormal" or evil spiritual forces in my previous post. They do indeed parasitically depend upon human energy for their survival and feed off our carnal thoughts and desires that produce the proud, self centred, warring, lustful mind sphere necessary to their continuance.

They do have people working for them as the article also suggests and these are the human agents I mentioned in my previous post who are identified as the psychopaths who are seeking to dominate the world. This is the part in the article dealing with these entities:

"The psychopathic elite who sit atop the pyramids of power on our planet are the tools by which these 'paranormal beings', let's call them, act upon our reality. They are likely in some form of communication with each other. Slaves who remain unaware of masters who keep them imprisoned are no threat to the slave owners, especially when they can effectively hypnotize their slaves into believing that they are free. But knowledge is power and the slaves who become aware of their imprisonment can then organize themselves to find a way to free themselves."

However at this point I do depart from the writer since there is more to the story. He appears to believe that the plan of the rulers of this present darkness, as they are described in the King James Version of the Bible, will be successful and that 90% of the human race will be destroyed in the next five years. While it is true that there are evil spiritual forces at work there are also countermanding powers of absolute good which have already overruled these evil principalities as I indicated in my previous post.

The Author of these greater opposing powers is the one we know as the Creator God who became flesh in the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ as prophesied by the Hebrew prophets. Jesus said that He is the Bread that comes down from Heaven, the highest dimension of which is the realm of sovereignty and incorruption into which He ascended after His Resurrection and into which He invites us to follow Him. He has given Himself as the Sacrificial Lamb of God for the Life of the Universe and He commands us to eat His flesh and drink His blood that we may have Life in Him. These words are Spirit and they are Life to those who hear His voice and obey.

In other words we are to feed on Him rather than having these other lower powers feed on us. This is the meaning of our existence on this Earth plane: that we are to be awakened to our true identity in Christ and follow on to know Him and in Him to be reunited with our Father in heaven.

What this article suggests is very close to the truth but it is not the Truth. One clue to its error is the statement "knowledge is power". What underlies this description of the seven illusions is the esoteric concept of the veil of illusion called Maya in Hindu mysticism. All of these doctrines, along with all the science and wisdom of men, are the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. In their entirety they are the strong delusion given to men who refuse to believe the Truth.

It is clear to any spiritual mind that the seven illusions and their antitheses are likewise the fruit of this Tree. This is the prison in which the man from the earth finds himself and it is the bondage from which Jesus Christ, the Heavenly Man, came to set us free. There is only One Way to escape this realm of death and sin (error and lawlessness) and that is through the Cross of the Lord Jesus Christ. In other words we must be identified with Him in His Death. This is the death of the Old Man from the Earth. Then we can be identified with Him in His Resurrection Life and joined to the New Man from Heaven.

The suggestion in the conclusion to the article that we must simply become aware of ourselves as being part of the self aware Universe is an invitation to either become frustrated with the futility of such an exercise or to place oneself under the tutelage of a demon from the second heaven and join the spiritual forces of evil in high places. It is not without reason that the apostle Paul warned us to be aware that the adversary may come to us in the form of a messenger of light. The only safety we have is in the Rock which is Christ Jesus, the Lamb of God slain from the foundation of the world. He is the Only Way Truth and Life. Our heavenly Father has made it very simple for us to find the Door. All we have to do is enter in by Him.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

Here is the second one:

The powers behind the multi-generational plan to dominate the world are certainly the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenlies spoken of by the apostle Paul in Ephesians 6:12.

These are the powers and principalities against whom the Church was called to do warfare. Unfortunately over the centuries the leaders of the Church sought political power rather than spiritual power and forgot their primary responsibility. The same is true today.

For this reason the Mandate of Heaven has been removed from the Church and given to the Overcomers as described in the message to the Seven Churches in chapters 2 and 3 of the book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ. It is they who have engaged in spiritual warfare against these spiritual forces of evil and have defeated them to the pulling down of the strongholds of the evil one in Mystery Babylon.

Here is an account of these wars as they occurred between 1981 and 2008:

http://gods-kingdom-ministries.org/COLDFUSION/booklet.cfm?PI...

As a result of these wars and the victory gained in them the ramparts of the secret City of Babylon began to fall in 2007 and continue to crumble to this day.

There are of course human agents working with these powers, some consciously others unconsciously. There are even those in the churches who are actually fighting on the side of the adversary but believe they are fighting on God's side. The victories won in the spiritual realm are being worked out here in the Earth and I believe that Ron Paul is playing an allegorical role in these events.

In a material context the general contours of the kingdoms of this world can be seen in the religious, financial and political institutions. For the past two thousand five hundred years these have been primarily given over to the adversary to serve the purposes of the Kingdom of God. The time of the empires has now ended and the world is transitioning into the Kingdom of God which will be the ONLY world kingdom to come. The plans for the counterfeit world kingdom have already failed although the final denouement must await the manifestation of the sons of God to whom all judgement has been given.

Some of the rulers and religious leaders of the Jewish nation at the time of Christ did I believe make a compact with the spiritual forces of evil in order to usurp the sceptre that rightfully belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ. They have sought to establish the kingdom in the world that they believe belongs to them and seek to prepare the ground for the appearance of their Messiah who they believe to be Lucifer. To this end they have secretly promoted the esoteric doctrines in the Earth such as the Kabbalah, Gnostic Christianity, Tantric Buddhism and those of the numerous secret societies, which are in essence what people call Luciferian doctrines. It is these esoteric religionists who are the human agents of the spiritual forces of evil and who have been attempting to build their world kingdom for the past two thousand years.

This effort to build a world kingdom using the military and economic power of the nations which are descended from the original kingdom of ancient Israel is the material fulfilment of the many scriptures that prophesy of the uniting once more of the divided kingdoms of ancient Israel, the Northern Kingdom of Israel and the Southern Kingdom of Judah which came into being after the reign of Solomon in 931 B.C.. when the United Kingdom of Israel was divided. [Judah was originally given the sceptre (the kingship) and Ephraim (Israel) was given the birthright (the kingdom, including the birthright name Israel) by the patriarch Jacob/Israel and these were divided when the kingdom was divided.] The people of the Northern Kingdom were taken into captivity by the Assyrians between 745 and 721 B.C.

They then migrated into Europe after the fall of the Assyrian Empire in 607 B.C. and mixing with the peoples in those regions became the forebears of the European nations. These European nations went on to establish colonies throughout the world and eventually many of the descendants of the ancient Israelites from both kingdoms, including many members of secret societies, i.e. esoteric religionists, regathered in the land that became the United States of America and reformed the ancient United Kingdom of Israel. (It is interesting to note that the original number of colonies was 13, the number of the tribes of ancient Israel.)

Meanwhile the people of the Southern Kingdom of Judah were taken into captivity to the Empire of Babylon between 606 and 586 B.C. when Jerusalem was destroyed and the temple razed to the ground. After seventy years they were permitted to return to their homeland of Judah, centred on Jerusalem, which they rebuilt. It was during their stay in Babylon that they developed their skills in private banking. Not all returned but those who did remained under the yoke of the succeeding Empires of the world with the exception of the time from 163 B.C. to 63 B.C when the family of the Maccabees ruled the kingdom of Judah.

The final Empire to rule Judea before the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. was Rome. This came 40 years after Jesus began his ministry declaring the advent of the Kingdom of God which He specifically told us is not of this world system. In other words the Jewish nation was given this period of grace to repent and believe the good news that their Messiah had come as prophesied and that the Kingdom was now at hand in the Person of its King. The leaders of the nation refused to accept Jesus as their King and conspired to have Him crucified by the Romans.

This they did and so completed their usurpation of His earthly throne for a time. He however as prophesied rose bodily from the dead and after revealing Himself to his faithful disciples for a period of forty days ascended into the highest realm of sovereignty and incorruption and filled the universe from where He rules both Heaven and Earth until His work of reconciliation and restoration is completed at which time He hands over the KIngdom to the Father and then God will be all in all. (1 Corinthians 15:25-28)

The next historic event of the Kingdom of God is the manifestation of the sons of God. These are those disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ during the past age who have followed on to know Him in the fellowship of His sufferings and have entered into union with Him as He is in union with the Father. This is the true reunion of the House of Judah and the House of Israel which is taking place under the true King in the spiritual realm. This is the real fulfilment of scriptural prophecies. It is these Overcomers who will partake of the first Resurrection and will be revealed to the whole of the Creation to begin the work of entire restoration. Jesus Christ is the firstborn of many brethren and will appear in them, His saints, very soon. The expectation of the evangelical churches to be "raptured" will be disappointed.

Meanwhile the usurpers of the sceptre and their fellow esoteric religionists who, in collusion with the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenlies, have usurped His throne, have now usurped His kingdom by assuming the birthright name of Israel and have asserted their claimed right to rule in the flesh over all the descendants of the ancient United Kingdom regathered in the nations of America, Australia, Europe, New Zealand and Canada but primarily focused on America which nation is prophetically reenacting some of the history of Israel. It is in alliance with these nations that the rulers have sought to dominate the entire world and so fulfil their interpretation of the scriptures. This has all happened in the forbearance and plan of God so that all things might be fulfilled in Heaven and on Earth.

http://gods-kingdom-ministries.org/COLDFUSION/booklet.cfm?PI...

http://gods-kingdom-ministries.org/books/birthright/index.cfm

Since everything then is unfolding according to the plan and purpose of God it is incumbent upon us to seek His will for our lives and surrender to Him to be conformed to His image, His nature, his character and His will so that everything we do is what we see Him doing and everything we say is what we hear Him saying. There is but one God and Father of us all and one Mediator between God and men the Man Christ Jesus. This is the Way God has provided for us to be reconciled to Him.

This premonition of the coming of the Kingdom is I believe the reason we are seeing such an resurgence of interest in individual liberty since it is only in the Kingdom of God that such liberty will be the norm so He is stirring up this desire in our hearts. The overwhelming desire now in men's hearts is to be free and the plan of God is to set us free.

This is why I see in the Ron Paul Revolution a shadow of the coming Kingdom. These are the first harbingers of the Kingdom that are now becoming visible to and experienced by many. This is also why I believe that it is inevitable that Ron Paul will become the 45th. President of the United States and begin the final work of destroying the rule of Babylon. This does not mean that we can all sit back and do nothing. Every effort we make is used by God to further His purposes. At the same time we can be witnesses as He works out His plan against all principalities and powers and brings His sovereign authority to bear in all things.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

Interesting article and website.

I wrote a couple of comments on other forums that will fit in here quite nicely. Here is the first one:

When Noah preached to the people of his time for 120 years warning them that God was going to destroy the Earth with a Mabbul (cataclysm) they laughed at him. This was primarily because they did not believe in God. They thought He was a fiction.

Jesus said to His disciples that His return would be when the Earth was as it was in the times of Noah. Many have thought that applied to the decadence and depravity of the people and it did but even more importantly the people did not believe in the existence of God. This is why the world will be shocked when the Kingdom of God in the manifestation of the sons of God breaks in upon the Earth.

Everyone has a world view and that world view determines what we believe when we hear it. If something doesn't fit in with our world view we tend to reject it. Our natural mind rejects God because it is in a normal state of enmity to Him. This condition can only be remedied by God Himself.

Your brain and your heart are two different organs and it is through your heart or its analogue in the unseen realm, your spirit, that God communicates with you. If He has prompted you with a word to your heart from time to time and you have rejected it because it did not fit in with what you choose to believe about the world in your mind, then you will remain in your unawakened condition until at some point in your life His word will get through to you in such an overwhelming way designed to overcome the defences you have erected in your mind against it that you will cry Eureka! and enter into relationship with God.

This was made possible for all of us by the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Word of God made flesh through whom God created all the infinite expanse of the Universe and everything in it. Just like in the days of Noah this truth is so beyond the minds of men to understand they reject it. Only your spirit was created by God to have a relationship with Him and until that happens you remain spiritually dead, disconnected from God your Father and Creator.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

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Slap in the face plus freezing cold water splashed over my head

was the feeling I got the first time I heard what Ron Paul had to say. I was literally stunned into reality. But I have found that reality only bites if you let it. :)

My goal is to align my thinking with reality.

I acknowledge that beliefs are transient and is merely intellectual assent.

I have faith that I can know the truth, although that discovery is always a challenge fraught with problems.

I agree that people misunderstand how the myth of Santa Claus went from an explanation for an unexpected gift from a giver desiring anonymity to a mass marketing scheme to help children grow and believe that government is the only true Sana Claus.

In the Soviet Union this same meme played out.

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