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The great "con"

The world is full of hungry people. Economics have helped a few get wealthy at the expense of others.

That is not the message of the Scriptures.


​Each time I read the news, I see a barrage of events, some related to violence, but many related to poverty. Injustice permeates our world, yet as believers we often turn a blind eye to the suffering of others for “more important” work like praying, preaching, and teaching. While these are essential in our walk with the Father, the Messiah and the prophets, it is not all that we are supposed to do.


Our faith should motivate us to do good works and to make a positive impact in the world. At the same time, we should also nurture our relationship with the Father, through prayer, worship, and study of his word. These two aspects of our faith are interconnected and mutually reinforcing, and we cannot prioritise one over the other, and we cannot just practice only one.

The prophet Amos emphasised the importance of social justice and righteousness in the eyes of the Father. He condemned the exploitation of the poor and the weak, and called for fair treatment and mercy towards them. Our belief is hollow when we don’t love and serve others in our own lives or we do not develop a relationship with him. The parable of the good Samaritan carried this message to us. The Messiah used the story of the good Samaritan to challenge the religious leaders of his time, who were more concerned with their ritual purity and status than with helping a fellow human being in need. The Samaritan, who was despised by the Jews, showed compassion and practical love to the wounded man, even at his own expense.

Our Father has called believers not only to be in relationship with Him but also to be in relationships with others. Yet how many believers and for that matter, denominations, practice one of these requirements without the other? Yet how many self professing believers exploit those who are helpless, and how many denominations operate as a business, forgetting the Messiahs messages to us and passing those in need. How many people get "conned" by their denominations into believing all they need to do is to be saved by grace or believing in partial truth. We have a very powerful enemy who will arrange economics, social policy, governments, situations and denominations to con people into a place of false understanding.


Some of you may remember a film called “the Sting”. It was a 1973 film set in September 1936, involving a complicated plot by two professional con artists (Paul Newman and Robert Redford) who set out to cheat a mob boss (Robert Shaw) of money. The story was inspired by real-life cons documented by David Maurer in his 1940 book “The Big Con: The Story of the Confidence Man”. Con artists are skilled at manipulating people's emotions, desires, and fears, and using them to gain their trust and exploit them for their own benefit. They often use various tactics such as false promises, flattery, urgency, and misdirection to create a sense of urgency and pressure the victim into making a quick decision without thinking it through.

Unfortunately, by the time the victim realises that they have been deceived, it may be too late to recover their losses or to bring the con artist to justice. This includes missing your Salvation where misdirection, false teaching, social coercion y denominational doctrine all play to con people form their Salvation, it is all a way to divert people from the truth, but make them think they are acting the truth.

We have all heard similar stories the the "Sting" where people are lied to or conned into believing something that is close to the truth but is not the truth. Although we have Laws and Regulations to help people from being “conned”, most cons are completed before legal assistance can be obtained. In terms of your beliefs, the only legal assistance available to you is to pray and study with an open and clear mind, and relearning all you have learnt about the Scriptures.

Common cons include on-line relationships, data hacking, drug carriers, gambling, to name a few. Cons are able to exert control by limiting the information that the victim has access to, or persuading that party to believe something else apart from the blatant truth (perhaps a deliberate misinterpretation of facts….), without the victim realising it.


How much like this is the world we live in, where churches and denominations con people into believing they are "saved", when they may not be.  There is no mention of social justice, there is no help to those in need, there is no "works" that should flow from believers as they live the set-apart life the Messiah has shown them. Remember the words of the Messiah in Matthew 7:21

Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Master, Master,’ shall enter into the reign of the heavens, but he who is doing the desire of My Father in the heavens. 22 “Many shall say to Me in that day, ‘Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Your Name, and cast out demons in Your Name, and done many mighty works in Your Name?’ 23 “And then I shall declare to them, ‘I never knew you, depart from Me, you who work lawlessness!’

Spiritually, we face exactly the same issue of being conned, our enemy is conning the world by restricting economics, education and information, presenting credible alternatives to the truth, as well as the doctine in churches and denominations. The greatest con is ensuring that people do not see the Fathers Salvation Plan or the truth in the Scriptures. The end point is you may realise you have been conned when it is to late, and you have delivered your soul to the enemy – something you do not realise while it is happening!

For everyone who reads these web pages, if you are in a church or doctrine, speak up  and ask appropriate questions, better to be banned from the group than to face judgement with little excuse.

Matthew 10:28 “And do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the being. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both being and body in Ghenna.

In many cases we are lied to by, teachers, pastors, web presenters, writers, and even governments. “Because someone told me so” will not be a valid reason when you stand before the Father to give an account for your life - you need to be certain that what you do, think, say and pray is in truth and spirit. If something seems incorrect read the Scriptures and pray yourself, be careful who you rely on for advice especially if that person is getting a benefit from you following a certain action – for instance receiving a tithe. Following a doctrine set out in a denomination and not supported by the Scriptures is very similar to the actions of Nadab and Abihu in Levitus 10. The coercive effect of denominations and churches is that unless you conform you will be ousted – you will lose friends and family. However, the Set Apart Spirit will guide you if your attitude is correct for the Father, and seek the Father with truth and honesty.

The real world is very different to the simulated world that non-believers see. Unless your spiritual eyes are opened through the Messiah, you are spiritually and intellectually blind without knowing it. Consider the file “the Matrix” where everyone lives in a simulation, a virtual reality, without knowing it – this is how those with blinded minds live, as they cannot see the truth of what surrounds them. Remember the words of Paul in 2 Corinthians

2 Corinthians 4:2 but have renounced the secret ways of shame, not walking in craftiness nor falsifying the Word of Elohim, but by the manifestation of the truth recommending ourselves to every human conscience, in the sight of Elohim. 3 And indeed, if our Good News has been veiled, it has been veiled in those who are perishing,4 in whom the mighty one of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, so that the enlightening of the Good News of the esteem of Messiah, who is the likeness of Elohim, does not shine on them.

​The cons seek to hide the Fathers Salvation from mankind by masking the world and the Scriptures from you, they seek to take from you everything that has meaning. The prize these cons seek is robbing people of their salvation – and they seem to be very good at it.

There are many examples in the Scriptures of cons, where people listen to and heed the wrong source of information. Consider the Israelites when they initially came to the promised land. The people sent spies into the promised land who returned with stories of giants. The Israelites changed their focus from the Father who had performed miracles to enable the exodus, and believed the spies when they said that the giants were too big for them and forgot what the Father had promised them. How different life would have been had they placed their faith in the Father, and not rely on the wrong source of information. As a result, the Israelites were “conned” and the price was 40 years of wandering in the desert.

Spiritual cons abound, our enemy benefits from diverting people from the truth. It is unfortunate that our economic, education and now political systems discourage people from exploring the Fathers Salvation plan. Consider for instance how many doctrines there are, all with their own translation of the same Scripture. Some dive into deep spiritual truths that do not exist, while others provide a superficial view. Many modern denominations are like a supermarket, shop for the product that suits your own ideals and lifestyle.

Take for example the merging of pagan practices into nearly all denominations e-a-s-t-e-r and c-h-r-i-s-t-m-a-s, you don’t need to keep the Sabbath, the Feasts are gone – in reality, nothing could be further from the truth. But this is all lies, for instance the Sabbath is the Sabbath, the Messiah kept it and told everyone that it was made for man. The Feasts continue on even in the millennium, as noted in Zechariah 14, the Feast of Tabernacle continues in the millennium:

Zechariah 14:16 And it shall be that all who are left from all the nations which came up against Jerusalem, shall go up from year to year to bow themselves to the Sovereign, Yahuah of hosts, and to celebrate the Festival of Sukkot. 17 And it shall be, that if anyone of the clans of the earth does not come up to Jerusalem to bow himself to the Sovereign, Yahuah of hosts, on them there is to be no rain. 18 And if the clan of Egypt does not come up and enter in, then there is no rain. On them is the plague with which Yahuah plagues the nations who do not come up to celebrate the Festival of Sukkot. 19 This is the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not come up to celebrate the Festival of Sukkot.

The “sting” in this case is when you pass from this world without establishing a relationship with the Father through the Messiah. The Messiah spoke about this in Matthew 7

Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Master, Master,’ shall enter into the reign of the heavens, but he who is doing the desire of My Father in the heavens. 22 “Many shall say to Me in that day, ‘Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Your Name, and cast out demons in Your Name, and done many mighty works in Your Name?’ 23 “And then I shall declare to them, ‘I never knew you, depart from Me, you who work lawlessness!’


And in John we are reminded how we build a relationship with the Father

John 14:6 Yahusha said to him, “I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me......... 21 “He who possesses My commands and guards them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I shall love him and manifest Myself to him.”

This is a warning to you, don't be one of the victims. There is one Father, one Messiah, and one Set Apart Spirit. There is only the one set of Scriptures and only a single truth that give you many warnings. Don’t be conned out of your salvation, get your life straight and your eyes and mind spiritually open while you can.


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Web page last updated 18 February 2023


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