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The People's Loss of Discernment (Teaching)
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Minister Ty Alexander
(Ty Huynh)
  11/23/2020 9:07 PM
Updated 7/24/2022

This election year brought forward how bad the church and believers in general are at judging people and issues. I saw believers blindly accept and follow falsehoods and untrustworthy people or groups, and be staunchly loyal to them, even when facts show their information is false or skewed.

For example, I saw far too many people blindly support President Trump and his statements, though many have been proven false, while they also blindly ridicule and accuse people and groups that oppose their loyalties, such as demonizing all Democrats and stating people, like Joe Biden or President Obama, are elite pedophiles.

They accept and spread lies far too quickly and do not verify things sufficiently. Some of these things come from conspiracy theorists, like Q-anon and its followers, who are overeager to take anything as plain fact or truth from sources they think are correct and trustworthy. However, I’ve seen much more misinformation, fact twisting, and total error than plain truth coming from these Q-anon, news reporters, social media bloggers, etc. Some things are truly facts, but many things are also twisted or just plain incorrect, whether they were not researched and validated well enough or complete lies.

It is as bad as all the false teaching I’ve seen in the church, and it saddens me that God’s people are lost to good discernment and wisdom, almost as much as the rest of the world. They are lost because they put faith in what is false – false teachers, false spiritual guidance, false prophecy, false news, and misconstrued facts.

In times when the fortified city crumbles, the Lord says my people are not a people of discernment (Isaiah 27:10-11). Their altars have idols of all forms of greed, pride, and people and organizations on pedestals. When your city withers and its branches fall, will you collect dead wood to burn instead of crush your idols and altars?

Have you not heard of swearing falsely and did the Lord tell you not to judge others? Labeling people, like Biden, who is one of the brethren, as well as whole groups, like Democrats, as pedophiles with no real evidence is not only wrong, but it is a sin. Did anyone ever consider the validity of “leaked” documents and other “evidence” that seems to support so much sin and corruption being spread by conspiracists?

Unfortunately, the church has come to be just as the Jews were in Yeshua - Jesus’s time – lost in false teaching, lies, and darkness, and can not make righteous judgment. So instead of blindly consuming so much unvalidated and misconstrued information, God's People need to stop believing everything from sources that are only superficially thought to be trustworthy and dig deeper; the largest news outlets are not the only channels you should question.

Validate things before making dangerous and slanderous accusations, so you can make righteous judgment and not come to judgment yourself. Aren’t you breaking the Second Greatest Commandment when you slander your neighbor?

"But the one who hates his brother or sister is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going because the darkness has blinded his eyes" (1 John 2:11).

Why do you judge your brother or sister? Or why do you regard your brother or sister with contempt? For we will all appear before the judgment seat of God (Romans 14:10).

Do not judge, so that you will not be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you” (Matthew 7:1-2); “Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon, and you will be pardoned (Luke 6:37-38).

This does not mean we should not judge a person’s actions at all. Who can claim to be sinless as the Perfect One? But God does hold leaders and authority, and even believers in general (Hebrews 10:26-31; James 3:1; Luke 12:48), more accountable for their actions, as we also should. Neither Trump nor Biden are infallible, and in fact have similar faults, so remember also you cannot make righteous judgment if you are partial to one or another and blindly dismiss your favorites’ errors while you emphasize the faults of the other.

"If you really keep the royal law found in scripture, 'Love your neighbor as yourself,' you are doing right. But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers" (James 2:8). Paul affirmed this rule of making righteous judgment when he also said,"I solemnly exhort you in the presence of God and of Mashiach Yeshua - Christ Jesus, and of His chosen angels, to maintain these principles [of judging elders] without bias, doing nothing in a spirit of partiality" (1 Timothy 5:21).

The Lord has guided me much with numbers and their meanings, and I see it as no coincidence that the electoral vote count for the 2020 election now stands, and likely will remain, 306 for Biden and 232 for Trump.

306 is a number that represents acting in righteousness, despite great threat of pain, trials, and death. It is linked to the deaths of Christ and Martin Luther King, Jr. (see the meaning of 306). The number 232, though, is the Latin gematria value for Satan (see the meaning of 55).

Good discernment come to you in the name of Mashiach Yeshua – Christ Jesus. Amen.

Update 12/8/2020 10:55 PM
Updated 12/11/2020

Despite numerous attempts by President Trump and his followers to overthrow official, validated election results through lawsuits and the spreading of lies and misconceptions, he has won no major point, had most lawsuits thrown out, and has failed to prove his claims of massive voting fraud.

An MPR article tonight just reported the Supreme Court threw out his case, brought by Republican Mike Kelly, to overturn the election results for Pennsylvania[6.15.1], a state with a large number of pivotal electoral votes.

The lawsuit tried to throw out 2.5 million ballots cast by mail, but the Supreme Court rejected the case. I have not heard of any legal cases brought by the Trump campaign to have changed election results in Trump's favor, and in fact some recounts found more votes for Biden, as happened in Wisconsin, and after Trump made the state of Georgia recount votes up to three times (ABC World News Tonight), its results remain the same.

Biden still has 306 electoral votes over Trump's 232, and if you recall the initial article, I noted the significance of those numbers. When the Electoral College votes to finalize the election on December 14th, the counts are expected to remain the same, and the MPR article noted another number I am familiar with: 36.

The Lord guided me that 36 means enemy or triumph over the enemy (see 36 in The Meaning of Numbers), and MPR stated that with 306 electoral votes, Biden has 36 more than the 270 majority needed to win. These numbers are God's way of saying that the enemy or Satan in Trump's 232 electoral votes are being triumphed over (36) with Biden's 306 votes.

Another interesting thing about this 36, is that God gave someone a dream concerning the meaning of the number to go with triumph over the enemy. The dream showed the nails pinning Christ to the cross were struck by the hammer 36 times, so you could say, that Biden's 36 more votes than are needed to win aligns with Christ being pinned to the cross with 36 hammer strikes, which helped seal His ultimate victory and triumph over the enemy with the finalizing of the New Covenant.

When I realized these connections with the numbers, it pained me to see, also, that believers and the world cannot tell the difference between the unrighteous ways of Satan and what is truly right, just as they blindly support Trump's obvious lies and unethical ways. I've heard many times that believers think President Trump is a kind of Christ-like savior, but the only things I have seen in his presidency to support this are some legal reforms against abortion.

The majority of news I've seen about Trump during his presidency has shown how he does not uphold or model many Christian values, such as humility, honesty, generosity, and love for everyone. That was Trump's public image long before he campaigned for president, which was why I was not in support of his bid for president and noted years ago that God allowed him to become president to show the U.S. what kind of morals and leadership they support (see America's Simmering).

Can you see how skewed the judgment of the people is, when they are willing to blindly support a person or cause, simply because they seem to promise support for one or two of your own causes, but act completely out of alignment with all your other values?

Too many Trump supporters just accept everything he says as true when they should be prudent to investigate, especially when they make damaging accusations. For example, during one of the Presidential debates with Biden, President Trump made a reference to a laptop that was found with information to accuse Biden's son, Hunter, of money laundering.

Nothing more was said about it during the debate, but I did not know about this laptop, so I looked it up after the debate. I found that the FBI got hold of a laptop from a computer repair tech who allegedly got it from Biden's son[6.16.1]. As I read about it, the circumstances of the laptop became more and more suspicious.

The repair tech said he could not identify the person giving him the damaged laptop, since he was legally blind, but the work order was signed with the name Hunter Biden. It is also suspicious no one returned to get the laptop or recovered data.

It is even more suspicious the tech gave the FBI the laptop when he found "alarming" and "embarrassing" files on the hard drive, which if the tech was doing his job with integrity, wouldn't have even looked in the files being recovered. I have worked with file recovery and know that the process generally does not reveal the contents of the files unless you open them explicitly.

The account of the laptop being a credible source of evidence was lacking, especially when you'd think anyone with something to hide and great wealth would not take it to a public tech and leave it. This is not the first or only example I've seen of Trump or other people running with stories too quickly that cannot be authenticated. It looks more like it was a faked laptop with faked evidence, like other fake "evidence" I've seen being spread all over the Internet.

There is hardly anything a deceitful person or organization cannot fake with today's technology. The Trump campaign even used a changed photo of an old news article to keep control of the election results[6.17.1]. Deep-fake videos can even be made by a layperson with today's personal computers that can make anyone appear like they are committing criminal acts, just as an artist can use Photoshop or other image editing software to create photographic fakes. My background in computer science and graphic arts has made that apparent to me, but this issue of deep-fakes goes far beyond the everyday world, as the Lord has also brought me to understand the "deep-fakes" of the spiritual world as well.

The schemes of Satan are many, but much of God's People are completely unaware of them as they've fallen to them. Now more than ever, the Lord's People need prayers so they would see with eyes not darkened, to open them so that they may turn from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God (Acts 26:18), because with eyes so darkened, the body is full of darkness, and how great that darkness (Matthew 6:23; Luke 11:34), for you cannot serve two masters (Matthew 6:24; Luke 16:13), and unfortunately, everyone so darkened cannot not even see they are serving dark masters and idols instead of God.

Update 1/14/2021 5:07 PM
The Electoral College votes were officially confirmed by Congress last week, making Joe Biden the official next president of the United States. But it was after much disruption as Trump supporting rioters broke violently into Capitol grounds and stopped Congress from confirming Biden. I was disheartened to see President Trump doing nothing to stop the violent insurrection and even giving loving praise to his supporters there. His public statements even encouraged the violence when he told his supporters, “If you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore.”

Unfortunately, too many people believe everything Trump says and blindly support him. The insurrection caused the loss of life for a handful of people, including some law enforcement officers, but Congress came back in the evening to complete the confirmation after control was restored.

The Electoral College votes stood as they were certified by the states in December last year – Biden has 306 and Trump has 232. If you recall the original post, I noted what God was trying to say with the numbers 306 and 232, namely that Trump’s 232 linked him to Satan.

And now, I see the Lord brought that number back to my attention in this process of governmental control, and is reaffirming what I stated about its meaning. The House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump for a second time, a historical first, and the vote came to be 232 for impeachment, which included 222 Democrats and 10 Republicans (Trump’s political party), and 197 ‘no’ votes and 4 abstaining from voting, which were all Republican[6.18.1].

The number 232 for impeachment again affirms Trump’s link to be unrighteous and an example of Satan, rather than righteousness. Yet so many believers continue to back him up. I even saw there were two Jewish women blowing shofars at the protests amongst the swarm of far-right supporters holding up Trump flags[6.19.1], many belonging to white supremist, anti-government, and other extremist groups.

I can see that many believers who continue to support Trump, like the Jewish women at the protests, are well-meaning people who truly believe there is great corruption in the government and that the 2020 election was rigged, but as I stated in the previous posts, God’s People have lost their discernment and cannot make righteous judgment.

I do not claim there is no corruption in the government, but I would say there is the same amount of corruption everywhere else, including in the church and other religions. The lies and deceptions of the enemy have prevailed much over the people, but it is not how Trump, Qanon, and other sources of fake news and misinformation have told. Untrustworthy sources have blown things out of proportion and given lies and faked evidence to support it. Some of it coming from false spiritual guidance from preachers influenced by their demons.

Those who consider themselves faithful believers and servants of the Lord, yet continue to support Trump and the agenda of untrustworthy sources, should be especially dismayed. Can you now see how your eyes have darkened, making your bodies full of darkness? (Matthew 6:23; Luke 11:34)

Many criticized the second impeachment of Trump, because it does not help unity and peace for the country, and it does little to change the remaining few days of his presidency. But those who see what is right will understand that impeaching Trump now is an issue of accountability and the holding up of leaders to higher standards.

Trump is a wealthy man who is used to getting his way, and used to getting out of trouble with little consequence. Those who truly know the Lord, know that He will not let His own believers sin without consequence, for He reproves and corrects those He loves as true children and heirs for the improvement of our virtue (Hebrews 12:7). This is the discipline of the Lord, and if you do not have any such reproof then you are either perfected already or illegitimate children and do not belong to the Lord (Hebrews 12:7-8).

This in no way denies love for Trump or others who continually live in sin and darkness. I can certainly forgive Trump for his bad behaviors, but over the decades that I have seen of his public image, I’ve not seen his character change.

That does not change God’s love for him as far as the gospel goes, but that is a separate issue and mainly deals with the guarantee of atonement for the next life, through no works of sanctification of our own (Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 3:19-30; 5:15-16, 6:23, 11:6; Titus 3:5-7), other than public acknowledgment of faith and loyalty to Christ (see The True Gospel and Imposters for details).

In this life, most of us have works of improvement to do, and it is for this the Lord guides, reproves, and punishes us - so we may share in His holiness and be trained in righteousness and the peaceful fruits of the Spirit, of which are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Hebrews 12:10-11; Galatians 5:22).

Christian leaders who cannot abide in such fruits and righteousness have further work to do in themselves, and should not be given positions of great authority, which is another point in proceeding with a second impeachment. A political historian I saw reporting on the impeachment noted the founding fathers intended the impeachment process to make clear that people of inappropriate morality do not belong in the White House.

May all this help you make righteous judgment in the people and things you support, through Mashiach Yeshua – Christ Jesus. Amen.

Update - Where does the truth put Donald Trump and supporters of misinformation? 7/24/2022 8:46 PM
Updated 7/27/2022

After the last round of Congressional hearings for the January 6th, 2021 Capitol Riot Insurrection, I felt strongly by the Spirit that I needed to talk about the evidence revealed in them. Previous posts in this thread, talked about the People’s loss of discernment, inability to make righteous judgment, and the continued darkening of many believers’ eyes to the truth.

The evidence shown in the last hearings gave much witness testimony and more details about what President Trump did when the violent riot took place on January 6th. Some people commented about the evidence that nothing new was shown, but the evidence and testimony did further seal the truth of what happened and how Donald Trump behaved – the riot was conducted by Trump supporters and he did want them to take violent action to stop the certification of the election. Trump did not even condemn the real threat of death on Vice President Pence and his security officers during the riot. The evidence gave more proof for Trump’s morality and state of mind, of which I had noted in this thread is not righteous or fit for leadership.

Yet even now, there are still many in the community and leading politicians who continue to support Trump, despite so much overwhelming evidence that he has lied, covered up information, used deception and misinformation, and even this weekend, he irrationally claimed the evidence against him in these hearings are a “hoax”[1.1]. Trump and other Republicans even tried to use fake electors to try and overturn the election[1.2, 1.3], which is clearly unlawful and hypocritical when they constantly claim the other side is "stealing" elections.

This puts anyone who denies the plain truth as Trump and his supporters are doing as not only unable to make righteous judgment, but it also shows they are brainwashed by what they believe, because this kind of thinking and behavior is very familiar to me after studying spiritual blindness and brainwashing in people of faith for many years.

One reason why I feel the Lord wants me to speak now of these Congressional hearings and evidence against Trump is to also share what I know of spiritual guidance related to him. In October 2020, before general voting for the 2020 Presidential Election happened, there was widespread spiritual guidance or “words” from people or prophets in the church that stated Trump was “God’s” anointed and that Trump and the Republicans would win the election.

Some of these exact same “words of God”, came from a ministry I know to be following false-Christ imposter spirits of the Lord, and I had also noted the same false guidance and false prophecy was being spread by the Q or Q-anon group and its followers, who I also determined to be following someone or a group of people who are also spreading false spiritual guidance and prophecy from imposter spirits.

Obviously, the spiritual guidance these people are spreading are lies and false prophecy, because Trump and Republicans did not win, but their followers are so completely brainwashed by the lies they believe, and blinded by their allegiance to these demons and the false guidance they get from them, that they completely dismiss plain truth and common sense, such as overwhelming evidence there was no mass election fraud, that all Democrats and many accused of pedophilia and child trafficking is not true, that there is no Jewish “Illuminati” elite controlling the world, and that Trump is not God’s righteous anointed messiah.

Despite the spiritual guidance and “words” having been proven to be lies, and therefore, cannot be from God or the Holy Spirit, for God does not lie and the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth, many believers still cling to the groups, ministries, and imposters that give the lies and false prophecy. This spiritual brainwashing is exactly the same as has been in the church for millennia and is a reason why false teaching is so hard to get rid of in believing communities of all kinds.

I knew when Trump allowed the rioters to attack the Capitol and by his statements continuing to support lies and not condemning violence, that he was a very dangerous person to be in power. He is not a righteous judge and used his authority and control over his followers to stage a rebellious coup of lawful government, even when he was given overwhelming evidence and truth that the election was valid and that his actions to continue trying to overturn it were unlawful.

After the last Congressional hearing, some people said the evidence defended Trump, like new video footage of him not wanting to say the election was over the day after the January 6th riot happened. However, considering all the evidence, the only way the new evidence defends Trump is that it showed he either truly believed the election was rigged, stolen, and fraudulent, which also shows that he is brainwashed by lies, or he knows the truth but is maintaining his fraudulent position to remain in power.

Either of these mentalities is extremely dangerous, as I can think of some infamous leaders that were or are brainwashed by lies and immorality and/or know they are lying and not doing the right things, but present themselves as being in the right. Hitler and Putin are in this category.

Now, some people have suggested that Trump is one of the hidden leaders of the Q group, which very well is possible, but even if he is unconnected to Q’s leadership, it is obvious to me that he believes in the same lies and false spiritual guidance that is spread by Q and other ministries that are loyal to known imposters of God.

Where does that put Trump and the groups that are allied with this false guidance and false prophecy? If these are imposters of God and false prophets saying Trump is their anointed messiah, what does that say about his anointment? Think carefully about that before you continue to support Trump, lies, and false prophecy.

I praise the Lord that He used Trump for abortion reforms and to help get Roe vs Wade overturned, but remember it was God who did it and not Trump. I see it as God’s fulfilment of our prayers to use him and any leader to work the Lord’s will and righteousness. But going further in support of Trump or leaders like him, overlooking their moral character, and treating them as infallible Messiah-Christs is not the stance of a People who are told to make righteous judgment.

[1.1] "Trump slams Jan. 6 hearings as a ‘hoax’ at Arizona campaign rally, as Pence makes rival appearance". yahoo!news. 2022 Jul. 23. Retrieved 2022 Jul. 24.

[1.2] Tim Pearce. "Michigan AG: ‘Absolutely’ Enough Evidence To Charge 2020 GOP Electors, Seemingly ‘Part Of A Bigger Conspiracy’". DailyWire. 2022 Jan. 19. Retrieved 2022 Jul. 27.

[1.3] "UPDATED Trump’s fake electors: Here’s the full list". AZ Mirror. 2022 Jun. 29. Retrieved 2022 Jul. 27.

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