The Art of Self-Deception

by John and Ruth Greene

proud manSelf-deception could be said to be the perpetual state of the human race, despite the fact that so many claim to be enlightened. Our sinful nature seeks to justify, to believe personal wishful thoughts and very often, the fantasies of propaganda – or at least what becomes fashioned as your very own propaganda. Any self-examination can easily be automatically biased, which suppresses the reality or need to see another viewpoint. To have a positive attitude is not enough. In other words, once you are hoodwinked, you are likely to stay that way based on your own personal bias that you are ‘right’ or that what you’ve been taught is truth. In a world that specializes in propaganda and the same behavior that you display, what you consider to be truth should be highly suspect. To root out the self-exalting and proud corruption of idolatry from the world, you must be wholly committed to doing so. (John 8:43-44; 2 Timothy 3:1-17; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-21; Colossians 2:8; 2 Corinthians 11:13-15; Acts 17:10-11; “Leaders & the Antichrist Spirit of Wisdom“; “Being Renewed: Putting Down Deception“; “Incentives of Deception“; “Leadership & Highly Effective People“)

“When we say that we possess no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. When we agree with righteousness as to our sins, He is trustworthy and right to forgive the sin, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.“ – 1 John 1:8-9, direct translation

“For if anyone thinks himself to be somebody, when he is not, he deceives himself. “ – Galatians 6:3, ISR98

agreement with YHWHThe remedy is for you to see yourself as your Heavenly Father sees you, as the One with the full authority to measure you to His standard of righteousness. Without Yahshua [Jesus] and the Set Apart Spirit [‘Holy Spirit‘], each of us is doomed to fail. However, Yahshua [Jesus] came so that those that listened to Him would be set right before Elohim [‘God’, YHWH] because of His ransom sacrifice. YHWH’s track of righteousness is where He designed you to walk. His standards are how He designed you to live, and exactly what multitudes walk away from in unbelief. Being set apart to sin is mankind’s natural condition. (James 1:22-27) Keep in mind through, that defining sin simply uses the measuring stick for righteousness. This is not the same as the morals or ethics of the world.(“Set Apart to His Purpose“; “Scriptures – Qodesh, Being Set Apart“; “Justice & Righteousness“: “Disciples: His Showbread Walking Out His Righteousness“; “Replacing Sin and Becoming Set Apart“)

“Not all that say to Me, ‘Master, Master,’ enter into the purpose of the Kingdom of Heaven. To the contrary, he that yields the purpose of My Father in Heaven. Many say to Me in that Day, ‘Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Your Name, and in Your Name cast out devils and in Your Name yielded many miracles? Then at that time I will agree with the authority of Heaven, them I never knew. You! Depart from Me ministers of wickedness.” – Matthew 7:21-23, direct translation

track-embattlementElohim’s Way is set out in scripture and continued through His Spirit. Only by an honest admission of your condition before your Father can you begin to be set apart to Him and begin your healing walk through the Messiah. (Matthew 6:24-33; Hebrews 13:5; 2 Timothy 4:3-4; 2 Peter 2:1; Titus 1:7-9; Jeremiah 17:9; “Understanding Sin“; “Christians and the Dumbing Down of Sin“; “Healing Wounds That People Can’t See“; “Healing in a World of Rage“; “The Meaning of Humility“)

“Then Yahshua said, addressing those Judeans that trusted Him, ‘When you continue in My word, you are truly my disciples, and you know the truth, and the truth makes you free.'” – John 8:31-32

“Do not love the decoration of the world, nor that which is in the world. When any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. Because all that is in the world, the desire of the flesh, and the desire of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passes away, and the desires of the world. But the one agreeing with Will of Elohim endures into the eternal.” – 1 John 2:15-17, direct translation 

(“Your Master & Your Obedience“; “The Antichrist & the War on Reality“; “Filling Your Life with Truth Instead of Deception“; “The Truth About Prayer“; “Road of Truth“; “The Unpardonable Sin“; “The Abomination That Causes Desolation“)

“For YAHWEH so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16, HRB
Heavenly Father,
Thank you for sending the Messiah, your only begotten Son to be my Savior. I believe in Him and have made this belief the center of my life. Because of this, by faith I have everlasting life! Thank you! I repent of my sins and of my past, freely admitting that I have fallen short of Your righteousness. I look fully forward to you in my life and commit my life to You. Thank You YHWH, my Heavenly Father for setting me free in the name of your Son Yahshua [Jesus]. May it be as you have promised!
genuine-articleYou will never enjoy true freedom through the Messiah and power of the Holy Spirit unless you read and absorb the Bible in prayer and trust. You will never know this freedom until you experience it for yourself. Get to know your Heavenly Father, His Son and allow the Holy Spirit to work in your life. The Holy Spirit is your teacher, your Holy Counselor that lives in you to help you learn about the truth of YHWH and His spiritual gifts.
Satan does not want you to have the excellence of YHWH in your life. People pray for protection and want to be taken care of, but often do little in growing close to Him. The world, your husband, your wife, your family, your government do not build your trust in YHWH or free you from spiritual bondage. Your church or your pastor cannot save you. Education, power and money will not free you, but only the Word of your Heavenly Father. Salvation is a daily walk, an act of love for yourself and for those around you, not a one-time event that centers only on you. Make the Word of YHWH your own, your very life!
YHWH is Yahweh, the covenant name of your Heavenly Father.
The name Yahshua [Y’shua] is an original language name for Jesus.
He is often referred to simply as the Messiah or Master.
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