We are to be humble, faithful servants with childlike, obedient, teachable hearts.
God chose to save some of rebellious mankind before the world began for the praise of His glorious grace and to leave the rest under condemnation for the praise of His wrath and power. Jesus died only for the elect, and the Holy Spirit regenerates only them. The pure gospel is good news only for elect and regenerate hearers. (John 6:37-39; Romans 8:29-39; 9:10-24; Ephesians 1:3-12; 2Timothy 1:9-10).
Without Scripture - the King James Bible, we cannot know Jesus Christ. God inspired and preserved His words perfectly. Each is vital to truth. Satan attacked God's words in Eden, and he attacks them today with many false versions and proud skeptical attitudes. (Psalm 12:6-7; 119:128; Proverbs 8:8-9; 2Timothy 3:16-17; 2Peter 1:16-21).
God sent ministers to preach the word to perfect His saints. Most Christians want entertainment today, but this ministry exalts detailed teaching of God's Word - the King James Bible. God's Word is truth. This ministry desires to hear God's Word taught boldly on every subject it touches. (Nehemiah 8:1-12; 1Corinthians 2:1-5; 1Timothy 4:13-15; 2Timothy 3:16-17; 4:1-4).
God's true children live holy lives in absolute obedience to scripture. God is holy, and He wants us to be holy and live holy lives. True Christians do not befriend the world, will not conform their standards to the world, and will defy and overcome the world. (Romans 12:1-2; 2Corinthians 7:1; James 4:4; 1Peter 2:11; 1John 2:15-17)
Each Age has had its own elect, and that elect group always "heard the Word" and received it, proving they had the Seed in them. John 8:47, "And he that is of God heareth God's Words. Ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God." They refused the Word (Jesus) and His Words for their days, but the true seed received the Word because they were of God. "And ALL Thy children shall be taught of God [Holy Spirit]" (Isaiah 54:13; John 6:45). Being ONE WITH THE WORD proves whether you are of God and Spirit-filled.
But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Matthew 24:37-39
The lukewarm believers, who are semi-committed to Jesus Christ are quietly being fed disinformation. They are being lulled into inaction in order to keep them "quiet." God's remnant are not paying attention to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Nor are they being given a "heads up" on the true situation. They are ill-informed about what is to come and do not know how to respond to these events. The lukewarm believers are not receiving appropriate exhortations when they read and study the Word of God. Revelation 3:16: So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
As the New World Order knows, masses of people are easily manipulated by propaganda. They will believe a lie if it is repeated often enough. As long as the masses believe it is coming from "authorities" disinformation told over and over again is received and accepted by the masses as truth. And so in the absence of the Word of God we are subject to deception. We are inclined to buy our "news" from a low grade man-centered consensus coming up from among our own political and religious voices. But in the face of the issues of the latter days the voices of our own humanistic gurus are a babel of confusion. There is no clear message coming forth. Today, the voices of true Believers are a cacophony. They are as the bleating of sheep echoing back and forth across the valley of decision. The genuine prophetic Word of God is not forthcoming. And so a man-centered, new world order politico-religious matrix, a controlled opposition front rises up to take its place. But a truth slightly twisted becomes a most dangerous counterfeit. Many things we see in religion are not what they seem to be. We often find ourselves looking at something in religion and wondering. Is it genuine? Or is it a Trojan horse sent against God's remnant?
Cognitive dissonance is part of the strategy, however, this is a deeper spiritual issue.
The predictive programming of the various media establishes spiritual strongholds. Spiritual strongholds are built upon deception and lies that we accept into our minds that are contrary to the Word of God.
Music, movies, TV shows, newspapers, TV news, mainstream Christian 501c3 churches, education systems, universities, professional training, all the satanic systems of the world, and the lying governments, etc., all participate in establishing spiritual strongholds through deception.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5: For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
We are to cast down every thought that comes into our minds that opposes the knowledge of God. What is the knowledge of God? Since God associates Himself with His Word (John 1:1), if anything comes into our minds or people come in to our lives that speak and act contrary to God's Word, throw it or them out of your life! Do not waste your time thinking about it or trying to reason with them.
It is possible to have spiritual strongholds in place because demonic spirits have attached themselves to you at some point or another, and need to be cast out.
If you work hard at tearing down strongholds by praying God's Word, then applying the truths in God's Word, and yet you seem to hit a wall, it may be because a demonic spirit needs to be cast out.
It is very possible (and not uncommon) to experience quite a bit of freedom through applying the principles in the Word of God even if there is a demonic spirit present, but you will only go so far and feel like you're hitting a wall. That is a sign of a demon at work that needs to be driven out. It can be awfully hard to battle when they are working on you from the inside out. Resisting them from the outside is easy, but resisting them when they are on the inside can be extremely hard. If you seem to have reached an immovable mountain, you might want to consider the possibility of needing to have an unclean spirit cast out.
Isaiah 53:4-5: Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.