To be truly led by the Holy Spirit brings true believers to uncomfortable places

The Reality of Dualism in our American Culture

May 22, 2018
What I have learned over the course of a very eventful life is that no matter who you try to fool eventually the truth will rise to the surface. Many of us had no idea that for decades the secret esoteric beliefs held by some of our conservative so-called Christian congressmen and women was in line with ancient idolatry of Egypt until the internet introduced the truth movement and it began to take hold in culture and reveal the dark side of what I am calling "modern day dualism".

With election of Donald Trump this "truth" movement has taken a deeper and deeper hold on our collective conscience as millions of Americans began to research the "illuminati". That journey has taken us to the point where we can confidently assert that many of our so-called conservative leaders, corporate and political, have deceived the conservative public into thinking they share our belief in Christ as the One and Only True Savior of mankind; these pretenders offer lip service to our credo but we now know that in secret they serve another master.

How can we be so sure? Symbolism. Learn the symbols of the dark side and you will see the connections. Pyramids are and example and they are significant to the spirit world. Study the origins of the great pyramids and your eyes will be opened. Study the tower of Babal and you will learn that globalism is no new idea.

The discovery of what I have come to call "dualism" makes all the confusing information we are gleaning about the dark and very evil life of the Bush family, the Clintons, and the Obamas, and many other so called christian leaders who espouse their appreciation of the Bible and its teaching while at the same time serving the father of lies -- Satan.

As in the days of Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the prophets of their day were the divine revelation and eventual realization that tucked away deep within the temple courts of the Most High was the worship of idols. From this discovery we realize quite easily that there is no new thing under the sun.

Ezekiel 8:3-18


He stretched out the form of a hand, and took me by a lock of my hair; and the Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven, and brought me in visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the north gate of the inner court, where the seat of the image of jealousy was, which provokes to jealousy. And behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, like the vision that I saw in the plain.
Then He said to me, “Son of man, lift your eyes now toward the north.” So I lifted my eyes toward the north, and there, north of the altar gate, was this image of jealousy in the entrance.
Furthermore He said to me, “Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the great abominations that the house of Israel commits here, to make Me go far away from My sanctuary? Now turn again, you will see greater abominations.” So He brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, there was a hole in the wall. Then He said to me, “Son of man, dig into the wall”; and when I dug into the wall, there was a door.
And He said to me, “Go in, and see the wicked abominations which they are doing there.” 10 So I went in and saw, and there—every sort of creeping thing, abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, portrayed all around on the walls. 11 And there stood before them seventy men of the elders of the house of Israel, and in their midst stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan. Each man had a censer in his hand, and a thick cloud of incense went up. 12 Then He said to me, “Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the room of his idols? For they say, ‘The LORD does not see us, the LORD has forsaken the land.’ ”
13 And He said to me, “Turn again, and you will see greater abominations that they are doing.” 14 So He brought me to the door of the north gate of the LORD’s house; and to my dismay, women were sitting there weeping for Tammuz.
15 Then He said to me, “Have you seen this, O son of man? Turn again, you will see greater abominations than these.” 16 So He brought me into the inner court of the LORD’s house; and there, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men with their backs toward the temple of the LORD and their faces toward the east, and they were worshiping the sun toward the east.
17 And He said to me, “Have you seen this, O son of man? Is it a trivial thing to the house of Judah to commit the abominations which they commit here? For they have filled the land with violence; then they have returned to provoke Me to anger. Indeed they put the branch to their nose. 18 Therefore I also will act in fury. My eye will not spare nor will I have pity; and though they cry in My ears with a loud voice, I will not hear them.”

We learn from reading this account that religion is a launching point into the dark places where world leaders seek power at the cost of their own soul.

Today we must bring these things out into the light for all to see before the return of Our Lord and Savior - Jesus Christ. We know from reading the passage in Ezekiel that Our Creator and Heavenly Father hates idolatry and I would also emphatically state He hates the corresponding hypocrisy that attaches itself to idolatry. 

The reason our Father hates idolatry so much is this particular sin violates our intrinsic biological relationship with Our Heavenly Father. He has made us for Himself with great enjoyment and delight Our Father made us for His glory. Since the fall of Adam and Eve we struggle with coming to a full understanding of this sacred truth.

When Satan deceived Adam and Eve by insisting that they could be more than human, more than the center of His beautiful creation, the only created being made in His image, not angels, but dust-made humans are made with a godlike capacity beyond that of heavenly beings. When this truth is preached and taught in the public square Satan losing is ability to deceive us. Satan has Hollywood stars, music celebrities, sports heroes, politicians, and corporate leaders convinced they need his help to be great. This is a terrible lie.

Satan has deceived the government of this world that they can be gods of the world. Baal worship had at its center the offering up of children, little babies placed in the fire before his throne in the valley of Hinnom.

Jer. 32:35 "‘And they built the high places of Baal which are in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire to Molech, which I did not command them, nor did it come into My mind that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.'

This awful lie centered around giving up our heritage to Satan so they could die in the fire with Satan in the bowels of hell. Satan loves the shedding of human blood. He is seeking to destroy the human race at any cost.

America and its founding documents are not purely based in biblical christianity. We have strands of Christianity woven into the fabric of our constitution but we also have the "dualism" of which I am sharing woven into each passage. Life, Liberty, and pursuit of happiness can be taken in many divergent directions. Dualism proponents use christian thought as a tool to gain public consent in convoluted method to hide the absolute opposite view which ultimately leads to death. 

The enemy wants us to desire god-like status as in the days of Adam and Eve. Satan uses the same logic as he did with Eve, "if you eat this fruit you will be like God knowing good and evil" The work of the Evil One use our native pride that sunk our race into the abyss to control us. Every generation falls for the lie.

As humans we must know deep down in the very depths of our being that we could never control our circumstances in this life. We know we are fragile humans, but still the enemy works in his magical ideas and men fall for the lie by the billions. I the modern culture "dualism" is embedded in our conscience by virtue of our public educational systems telling us that we can be and do whatever we choose. 

The Gospel message conversely brings us back to the Garden of Eden which today is guarded by the mighty ones of heaven and opens that gate to us through the blood shed of the Expected One. Simple faith in the Creator and His plan to save sinful humans is the only way to bring us back into fellowship with the Creator -- and Oh how sweet a communion is ours when we see with spiritual eyes what awaits those who believe in the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.

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Back in 2007 I went to Israel with a group of seminary students. I invested the time and money to go at a very inopportune time in our family's life, we had just started a retail cafe which needed our strict attention and me leaving for 2 weeks was like a death knell to our business investment. The reason I took this risk and went to Israel was based on questions I had about their historical demise. 

These are the two questions that I needed to find an answer:

1. What did Israel do to bring such judgment upon themselves where the Father brought pagan nations against them to destroy their Temple?

2. Are we Americans committing the same sins? 

The trip provided the answers to these questions. The first question and its answer required a couple critical visits in Israel. We traveled to the temple area established by King Jeroboam after the breakup of the kingdom of Israel.

It was at the alter of this temple area that we saw a reconstructed alter done Jeroboam style. Instead of following scripture to the tee Jeroboam decided to make the stone that surrounded the alter ornate by chiseling the corners of the alters with sharp right angles. This work displeased the Lord, Jeroboam thought God's handiwork needed human touch to make it better so he put his own hand to the work of arranging the alter of sacrifice rather than gather hewn stones from the earth as the Yahweh ordered. 

We are trying to rework the Gospel message to take away the difficult passages dealing with sin and repentance. We are trying to let those who are members of His Church live in a worldly manner, leaving off the hardness of walking the narrow path of devotion to a 3 times "holy" Jesus Christ. Repentance is the only way back to healing. We must enter through the narrow gate or we will miss out on the power and glory we need to break down the lies found in our American culture.

Many blessings,

Jonathan




 

2018 - Justice will be served

December 31, 2017

Decades of crime against the weakest among us will be exposed to the general public this year, at times it will be hard to read the latest news headlines. This work of revealing evil is a necessary work. The heavenly forces perform this work in order for godly prosperity to come to the nations. A calamitous end has been prophesied for decades BUT God has a work He will perform before THE END.


An understanding of the work of heaven will be more clear to mankind as the Lord unravels the sinister...


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A Word for 2017 - a year of battle

January 2, 2017

This is the year to fight in the spirit realm. We have always known that a war wages in the heavens, right above our collective heads. This year a door has been opened to help us wrestle with principalities and powers and to win those battles, to take territory back that has been lost, and to recover stolen goods. 

Yes, Satan has stolen much from the people of God, those who walk with Him, those who seek His face. There are items that have our name emblazoned on them that si...


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What is wrong with the local church?

March 26, 2015

What is wrong with the local church?

Jesus choose four businessmen to be His frontline disciples and future leaders of the Church, the Bride of Christ. These men were the brothers Peter and Andrew and brothers James and John. He choose them immediately following the torments of a very challenging forty days in the wilderness, and post a full onslaught from the Son of Perdition, the most devious sinister instrument of evil the world has ever known.

Our Lord responded to this satanic onslaugh...


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A Believer's Position on Climate Change

October 1, 2014
It's been a good while since I last deposited a word or two on this page. Since my last post I have come to learn more about how the Lord is calling us to serve Him. 

We moved back to Pilot Mountain this past February following a period of much struggle and searching for direction in my calling and career track. It was in Northern NJ that I found solar energy and fell in love with the idea of clean energy. The thought that my four boys could live in a world where they are not "called" up (draf...

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This is Personal

August 5, 2014

Have you ever heard someone say, “this isn't personal, just business!”?  This they say after they just robbed you blind.

Honor. Money. Promotion. All come from the Lord, but we live in a fallen world and a fallen church.  Does the fact that unscrupulous business people use this oft quoted moniker really bring you any comfort after you been cheated by their wicked schemes?  In turn, do these words really salve their guilty conscience?  Do these words in any way absolutize them of wrong doin...

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Spiritual Declension Defined / Renewal Explained

June 8, 2014


Over the last few years I have come to realize a measure of decline in my determination and drive to take the message of the cross to our lost and dying world. At the outset of my call to preach I had so much fire in my belly I could not but preach, sadly, as the Word predicts, decline comes and the passion fades.

Back in 2012 I asked the Lord to reveal to me the state of my heart. We had moved back to NJ, I was tired physically and emotionally, and I knew I was spiritually sleepy to the n...


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Origin of Jesus - Part 3

January 16, 2014

Origin of Jesus – Part 3

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As sons of the Living God, we are summoned by heaven to boldly witness to all the things that we have seen or heard.  Any man or woman of God, prophet, and apostle, upon their occasion of witnessing something of the glories of heaven, will agree that heaven's glory eclipses any glory we see on the earth.

All attest to the same reality of the sheer magnitude of the glory of God, those who have wrestled with rea...


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Adversity - Are we ready?

December 16, 2013

Adversity – Are we ready? 2014

Repost from 2008

If you faint in the day of adversityYour strength is small. Prov. 24:10

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In Psalm 91:14-16 we have a beautiful account of God's faithfulness to protect a saint, one who has sanctified the Lord always in his heart. A man, woman, or child that has made the Lord of Heaven his love and his refuge.  The Lord is able even at the latest hour to save those who have put their trust in Him.  Let's read the words of Ps. 91 with great care, 

Because ...


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Overcoming frustration in the way of faith

August 27, 2013

Dealing with opposition in the way of walking by faith!

Any human who spends any amount of time on this planet will experience suffering of some type or sort. Such is the result of the mother of all living making that fateful decision to take of the visibly beautiful fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good AND evil.

When any man puts his mind and in turn his fingers to writing on the topic of suffering, he must first have experienced something of the uniqueness of the kind of suffering that ...


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Jonathan Keener Our call is to be true "christ" ians. Those little christ's who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. Who spread God's fame by proclaiming His message of reconciliation to our world. Playing our part in the epic work of the regathering of the Body of Christ in the Last Days. livinlattes@gmail.com

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The calling on my life is to walk in a path similar to those called as messengers of God's revelation to their generation. This would in no way conflict with the work of prophets who wrote the scriptures. The work of the modern day prophet brings his audience back to the written Word. 

This job or assignment is not typically for the pulpit, many times this call leads men and women to connect one on one with pastors, business leaders, divinely selected individuals, and in public forums which the Lord opens to proclaim His message of Reconciliation

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Jer. 31:10

"Hear the Word of the Lord, O you nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say: He who scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd does his flock." 


 Reader, in touching on this point, I would not have you for a moment suppose that the future gathering of Israel depends on anything that man can do. God's counsels and purposes are independent of human strength. The sun will set tonight at its appointed hour, and neither Queen, Lords, nor Commons, Pope, President, nor Emperors — can hasten, prevent, or put off its setting. The tides of the sea will ebb and flow this week in their regular course, and no scientific decree nor engineering skill can interfere with their motion. 

And just in like manner, the promises of God concerning Israel will all be fulfilled in due season, whether we will hear, or whether we will forbear.


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27 years of learning agape love!

The place where many a sincere conversation took place, the place where our family served our  community the very best coffee and smoothies we could deliver.

The crazy day of living on faith in 2007

Livin Lattes event downtown Pilot Mtn, NC

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little did I know that witnessing this single event from the banks of the NJ side of the Hudson would be such an integral part of launching the LLI ministry

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Steve - 12

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Matt - 14 

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Seth - 17

Athlete - Baseball player

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 Kayla - 20

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Becca - 23

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