99Relapses Podcast Episode #13 Part II- Show Transcript

 

 

 

Hi, I’m James Egidio welcome to the 99 relapses podcast. The podcast that moves you from recovery to discovery through the grace and mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This is episode number 13, part two, titled Satan’s worldly strategies and your addiction.

In this episode, I will dive deeper into Satan’s worldly strategies and how they influence your addiction. I’ll be picking up from episode number 12, but to recap, episode number 12. I had briefly described how Satan infiltrates society for both believers and non-believers alike through the media news, social media, politics, education, and faith utilizing his tools of deception and lies, division and destruction.

I also answered the question what does Satan have to do with your addiction? I answered that question in two parts and I said that Satan is always looking to derail and destroy your life of sobriety by undermining you with these deceptive tactics and these lies and this division and he utilizes these tools of fear, doubt, and worry. I actually went into detail about that in episodes, number 10 and 11. As well, where I titled that Satan does not want you sober. The second part to that question as to what does Satan have to do with your addiction? Was as Christians when you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and savior you possess this precious gift of the Holy Spirit, which is Jesus Christ living in you He’s indwelt in you and in return through prayer and reading the word and repentance, we receive this wisdom or discernment, I say. This ability to see the world and the worldly ways for how it compares to what we have through an eternal life with Jesus Christ

I also mentioned or used the analogy of a weatherman, putting out a severe hurricane warning where evacuation plan that is where you can be warned about the storm, which represents the world and suffer the consequences of that storm by that warning, or you can evacuate to safety for peace and sobriety with the hope of eternal life with Jesus Christ. I put that message out as a warning.

However, a verse that comes to mind that reminds me about that warning comes from a Ezekiel 33:1-9, which reads. Once again, a message came to me from the Lord son of man, give your people this message. When I bring an army against the country. The people of that land choose one of their own to be a Watchman. When the Watchman sees the enemy coming. He sounds the alarm to warn the people. Then if those who hear the alarm refuse to take action. It is their own fault. If they die. They heard the alarm, but ignored it. So the responsibility is theirs. If they had listened to the warning. They could have saved their lives. But if the Watchman sees the enemy coming and doesn’t sound the alarm to warn the people, he is responsible for their captivity. They will die in their sins. But I will hold the Watchman responsible for their deaths. Now son of man. I am making you a Watchman for the people of Israel. Therefore, listen to what I say and warn them for me. If I announced that some wicked people are sure to die. And you fail to tell them to change their ways. Then they will die in their sins and I will hold you responsible for their deaths. But if you warn them to repent, and they don’t repent. They will die in their sins. But you will have saved yourself.

Another verse comes from 1 Timothy 4:3-4. And it reads for a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. They will reject the truth and chase after myths

The verse that comes to mind about taking heed. We’re warning to the Lord. Comes from Ephesians 5:10-20 and it reads. Carefully determine what pleases the Lord. Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness, instead expose them. It is even shameful to talk about the things that ungodly people do in secret. But their evil intentions will be exposed. When the light shines on them. For the light makes everything visible. That is why it is said awake O sleeper rise up from the dead and Christ will give you li ght So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do. Don’t be drunk with wine because that will ruin your life. Instead be filled with the Holy Spirit. Singing songs and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves and making music to the Lord in your hearts. And give thanks for everything to God the father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ

I also mentioned that unlike other communist countries like China and around the world that we still live in a country, this great country of ours, the United States of America, which allows us to freely practice the most cherished and precious thing that we possess and threatened every day by institutions, that is our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.. He’s our only answer for that peace, hope, joy and faithfulness through that salvation and our original founding fathers who settled this great country of ours, the United States. Settled it as One Nation Under God and we instilled God and infused God into the law of the land into this country and we’re the only country that was founded on those principles. We been blessed for so many years with that, but it’s unraveling at the seams, as we can see and then finally, I mentioned and described internal and external spiritual warfare, which is internal spiritual warfare defined as that battle our sin nature within us, that we fight with every day that leads us into sin and addiction through our rebellious nature and through our sin nature and we’re born with this sin nature, and then I mentioned also of course, external, spiritual warfare, which are the things that Satan exposes to us through institutions in society. Outside of our are spiritual being outside of us and that lead us into temptation and sin.

And these are the tools of deception and division and destruction through fear, doubt, and worry in the world in the worldly ways, as you can see that, of course in this day and age, there’s no secret anymore to any of this it’s out in the open and the lines have clearly been drawn in the world today. Through, like I say, the internet, social media, entertainment and educational institutions and it’s not political, social, cultural economic difference thing this is out and out Good versus Evil.

And I mentioned in episode number 12, that we live as Christians, a really awesome time and I say that with cynicism, we live in a time where this stuff is out in the open and what it’s doing is it’s bringing the Bible to life in real time, right before our eyes and we have to have that discernment. The only way to get that discernment is through our faith in Jesus Christ to see what’s happening and how it’s unfolding and it’s really interesting. We are looking at how communist and communist countries evolved and the roots of communism we’re in full force to destroy Christianity and Christian beliefs and do away with religion, have complete and total dependency on government and not God.

So we’re in a very interesting time here in the United States, where we have to be really sober and awake as to what’s going on around us.

I’m going to take a short commercial break and when I come back, I’m going to talk about some of these tools of division, deception and destruction that Satan uses in society. 

Welcome back to the 99 relapses podcast. So before I took the commercial break I had mentioned that historically. Some of the communist countries going back to Marx, Stalin and Castro we’re using tools of deception and division in the country and it’s happening right now in the United States and in society every day through the media, politics, large corporations, which is big tech educational institutions and organizations. And you probably heard of words, such as gas lighting which is a form of deception and it’s a tactic that’s used to distract or gaslight something that’s going on deeper. The other word you may have heard is cancel culture where someone has an opinion opposite of what the narrative is and they express that, and they get fired from a job or canceled from, let’s say social media. You heard in our political arena words such as threat on democracy, fact checking, censoring, and of course, we hear a lot about racism, white supremacy and critical race theory. And then of course our educational institutions are pushing things and even our politics are pushing things such as binary, transgender, queer, homosexuality.

These are all tactics that are used to divide, deceive and destroy and these are all Satan’s tactics. Don’t think for one minute that they’re nothing but Satan’s strategies. When these buzzwords were hear, like I say, a lot from the media, the news, social media, big tech, politicians, entertainment music and movies educational institutions and corporations are all using these tools of Satan to elicit with what I call a somatic response or a physical response, meaning an internal response in the body of tension, stress, and anger in order to create this deception, division, and this destruction and they use it a lot of times with fear and doubt and worry in order to pull you away from a real true relationship with Jesus Christ. That’s what this is all about don’t think for one minute that this is not to pull people away from faith this is a direct attack on Christianity there’s no question about it and all this stuff that is going on around us is coming straight out of hell. And these tactics are what I call a distraction overload. They bombard you from every angle from every institution in order to distract you and derail you from believing what we’re supposed to believe, which is Jesus Christ and having a relationship with Jesus Christ because they know these institutions know that if they can pull people away from their narrative and people are believing in faith, the truth, Jesus Christ that they have no chance, they’re powerless and these things they tug at the spirit if you allow it to in order to create this response and this distraction away from God, like I said, and as I mentioned in episode number 12 Satan wants to compete with God. But we know he’ll lose.

And getting back to using this harsh rhetoric with white supremacy and racism which is horrible. in itself but this is how low these outlets have gone. These news outlets have gone and big tech and social media have gone. And even politicians are using that a lot of times to divide. It’s nothing but a division tactic. It’s right. Like I said, straight out of hell and it’s from Satan and only God can judge us for what’s in our heart and what we believe in. If people are truly racist, That’s not for us to judge. It’s God who judges that and one of the verses that brings that to light is in Matthew 7:1-5 where Jesus says, do not judge others, and you will not be judged. For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged.

And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own. How can you think of saying to your friend, let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye. When you can’t see past the log in your own eye hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye and you See enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.

And another verse that I like to share that talks about the truth, because I had mentioned that where the truth is viewed as a lie and then the lie is viewed as the truth is of course popular, like I say, in mainstream media and social media and a verse that exposes this lie about the truth comes from Isaiah 5:20, which reads what sorrow what awaits for those who say that evil is good and good is evil that dark is light in light is dark, that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter with sorrow, for those who are wise in their own eyes and think themselves to so clever. With sorrow for those who are heroes at drinking wine and boast about all the alcohol they can hold. They take bribes to let the wicked go free and they punish the innocent. Therefore just as fire licks up stubble and dry grass shrivels in the flame, so their roots will rot and their flowers wither. For they have rejected the law of the Lord of heaven’s armies. They have despised the word of the holy one of Israel. That is why the Lord’s anger burns against his people and why he has raised his fist to crush them. The mountains tremble and the corpses of his people litter, the streets like garbage.

I’m going to go ahead and take a short commercial break. When I come back, I will discuss some of the organizations and tactics that play a role in Satan’s deception division and destruction.

Okay, welcome back to the 99 relapses podcast. Now I want to focus on some of the organizations, actual organizations that utilize this rhetoric and create this rhetoric to divide and deceive and destroy, society as a whole in the family unit getting people away from faith getting people away from God, because you got to remember that taking God out of this country, as we can see it, these institutions are these politicians, news media they want to be your God. They want you to follow the government and not God, they don’t want God involved because God’s in the way of their agenda and you have to realize that and they’re going to work overtime to do that and to destroy the family unit and destroy structure and when you take God out of society to take God out of out of people’s lives and they follow the government now you have calamity, a mess and anarchy, there’s no social structure there’s no, there’s nothing there’s no foundation left. We of course, we know that God’s going to win in the end. But we also have to be aware of what’s going on and that’s the purpose for these last two and even actually four podcasts that I have recorded. The organizations and their affiliates. That intentionally work together to deceive, divide and destroy and use these tools of Satan are the following:

and we’ve seen this in the summer of 2020 with violent protests that cost over billions of dollars in property, damage and death and destruction in the name of social justice, which is BLM and Antifa. Two groups that of course participated in , division in complete and total destruction. And this, these two groups are what they call Marxist organizations and if you remember in episode number 12, I mentioned Marxism, which was Karl Marx, the communist. Who said that Christianity and God is the opiate of the people, meaning that he wanted to take God, out of the equation in society. And make it a completely dependent on the government and this is the goal with these Marxist types organizations in these Marxist type governments as they want to take over and control what’s being said which is protected of course, by our first amendment in this country, This great country of ours the United States which our founding fathers found.

They want to control, like I say, everything through the government. The second organization. As Planned Parenthood, which promotes abortion and murder through taxpayer funding. Now, this is something that if you’ve ever experienced and you repent and you ask for forgiveness, you’re forgiven by God for doing this but this continues to be put out as a falsehood this thing of the planned parenthood that there for pro-family planning. Planned parenthood is nothing but a butcher shop and abortion is murder and we know that life begins at conception and ending a life is murder, plain and simple there’s no question about it.

The third. That’s being used a lot is the media and news outlets and entertainment they use instruments of deception with lies and sensationalism and they continue to falsely report and this is all the news outlets are guilty of this, and they create division with false reporting and they’re to blame. And like I said, there’s no one specific news outlet that’s not guilty of this they’re not reporting the truth news outlets now make news they no longer report factual news, and it’s been this way for about 25 years. The entertainment industry uses violence, homosexual overtones, and sexual overtones and none of this has made for families to view, in fact, Disney is even participating with this type of entertainment for children and then there’s now of course huge amounts of internet pornography that’s decimating marriages and relationships in the minds of people to a point that normal relationship that would have potentially led to marriage lead to depression, despair and false hopes for real relationships.

So we’re seeing this, and now we’re even celebrating pride month, which is sin, may as well just celebrate sin month and and call it for what it is. Because that’s what it is. It’s sin month. It’s not pride month. There’s no pride in that. And I’m going to read a verse from Romans 1:18-27 that resonates with a lot of truth as to God’s anger at sin.

And it goes like this. And the apostle Paul. I says, but God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness. They know the truth about God, because he has made it obvious to them. For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities, his eternal power. And divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. Yes. They knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks and they began to think of foolish ideas of what God was like as a result, their minds became dark and confused. Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools and instead of worshiping the glorious ever living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people and birds and animals and reptiles. So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things, their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies. They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped. And serve the things God created instead of the creator himself who is worthy of eternal praise amen.

A verse that points out sin comes from 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 and that reads don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery or are male prostitutes or practice homosexuality or are thieves or greedy people or drunkards, or are abusive or cheat people. None of these will inherit the kingdom of God. Some of you were once like that, but you were cleansed. You were made holy you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the spirit of God

another organization that’s conspiring and participating with media outlets, big tech and corporations is our own government, our politicians and our political parties. They work with media outlets to endorse and promote groups that are tearing apart institutions and family units with things like abortion and BLM and Antifa the legalization of drugs and drug use, illegal immigration, family units. discouraging marriage and government promotes dependence for money, food and healthcare and now student loans, instead of promoting independence and a belief in God. I would say that this is communism or socialism, whatever you want to call it. But it’s definitely not Godly. It’s tearing up our country and at the people of this country and the confidence of the people of this country as well. This is not what our founding fathers of the United States intended for us.

In Proverbs 29:16. It reads when the wicked are in authority, sin flourishes, but the godly will live to see their downfall.

Another organization, the World Health Organization and CDC, they used false reporting and use fear and they use doubt and worry about a virus that if you were to contract you’d have a 98.8% chance of survival and then pushes a vaccine that’s not even tested by the FDA and test subjects. And by the way, it’s just promoted by both political parties.

This is a verse that comes out of Psalm 91 that talks about God’s protection with pestilence and it reads. Those who live in the shelter of the most high will find rest in the shadow of the almighty. This I declare about the Lord. He alone is my refuge. My place of safety. He is my God. And I trust him. For, he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease. You will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night nor the arrow that flies in the day. Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness nor the disaster that strikes at midday. Though a thousand fall at your side. Though 10,000 are dying around you. These evils will not touch you. Just open your eyes and see how the wicked are punished. If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the most high your shelter. No evil will conquer you. No plague will come near your home. For here, what order his angels to protect you wherever you go. They will hold you up with their hands. So you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone. You will trample upon lions and cobras. You will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet. The Lord says I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. When they call on me, I will answer. I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them. I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.

Another organization that’s conspiring. Along with the U.S. Government and governments worldwide is called the World Economic Forum that a lot of people are not paying attention to. This is led by a gentleman by the name of and I shouldn’t even call him a gentleman by the name of Klaus Schwab and his board members who are now in control of and participate and push for what’s called depopulation through vaccination programs. One of the CEOs. I just recently heard on one of the programs from one of the big pharmaceutical companies that distributes the vaccination said in 2019, he says we had a dream that by 2024, we would depopulate the world’s population with the vaccinations.

They’re also involved with artificial intelligence in the insertion of a chip that will contain all of your medical and financial information, as well as the control of the weather with the Green New Deal and Global Warming, they want to control and be the God of the weather and How the weather takes place in the world. So these people, they want to play God and they want to be God and they’re not going to win at this. They’re not, they are interested in having a one-world government. Whereas they said people are depending on the government and not God. They said this. I didn’t. They said they want to be in control of all this.

The last organization or institution is the educational institution. This institution is indoctrinating students and trying to cut the parents out of raising their own kids. They want to do it in schools with socialism and communism at the college level and grooming elementary school students for gender identity, hormone therapy and surgery and putting on drag queen reading sessions, as well as drag queen shows for kids as young as five years old. And one of the verses that it exposes this and these people that are indoctrinating these kids into sin, because that’s what it is. It’s sin. they’re leading kids down a path of sin comes from

Matthew 18, verses two through seven, which reads Jesus called a little child to him and put the child among them. Then he said, I tell you the truth. Unless you turn from your sins and become like little children you’ll never get into the kingdom of heaven. So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me. But if you cause one of these little ones who trusted me to fall into sin, it would be better for you to have a large millstone tied around your neck and drowned in the depths of the sea. What sorrow awaits the world because it tempts people to sin. Temptations are inevitable, but what sorrow awaits the person who does the tempting. And gender identity verse. Genesis 1:27 so God created human beings in his own image. And in the image of God, he created them male and female. He created them.

And then Romans 2:11 for God does not show favoritism.

And then finally another institution. Believe it or not that is also. Taking people down the wrong path are our modern day Christian churches. That’s right I said our modern day, Christian churches. That allow gay pastors, same sex marriage and stay away from preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ or what I call prosperity or feel good churches. If you walk out of a Christian Church and you feel good. Then that pastor has not done his job. You go to church to be convicted of your sin so you can repent and realize why Jesus Christ went to the cross and why he shed his blood for your sins.

Or churches, that accepted millions of dollars from the government to promote the vaccination programs is another one. These institutions have intended consequences to get people as far away from God and dependent on government as much as possible. Remember what I said in episode, number 12 Satan wants to compete with God and Satan wants to be your God, but God wins in the end.

I make this point to bring this up to this show for two reasons. Number one, there’s a spiritual warfare going on right now, and we all need to wake up about this. And we all need to dig our heels and get into Jesus Christ and into the gospels and learn why he went to the cross and know he went to the cross for our sins.

And number two, our dependence on Jesus Christ in our life for salvation and sobriety is desperately needed for all through our relationship of reading the word repenting for our sins and praying. If you have not accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and savior, and now is the time. Do not allow the sinful rotten world to derail, influence or sway your identity in Christ.

As a Christian, you need to stand strong and not be timid in spirit. As a Christian, you’re a child of God and you’re worth more to him than what others may view. Continue your to pour yourself out and surrender to God by staying in the word. And again, repenting, praying and learning what Jesus Christ is all about.

Proverbs 4:23-27 reads guard your heart above all else for it determines the course of your life. Avoid all perverse talk, stay away from corrupt speech. Look straight ahead and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Mark out a straight path for your feet. Stay on the safe path. Don’t get sidetracked. Keep your feet from following evil.

John 15:18-25 reads. Jesus says if the world hates you, remember that it hated me first. The world would love you as one of its own, if you belong to it. but you are no longer part of the world. I choose you to come out of the world. So it hates you. Do you remember what I told you?

A slave is no greater than the master. Since they persecuted me naturally, they will persecute you. And if they had listened to me, they would listen to you. They will do all this to you because of me for, they rejected the one who sent me. They would not be guilty if I had not come and spoken to them. But they have no excuse for their sin. Anyone who hates me also hates my father. If I hadn’t done such miraculous signs among them that no one else could do, they would not be guilty because as it is, they have seen everything I did yet they still hate me and my father. This fullfills what is written in the scriptures. They hated me without, cause.

Romans 12:2 reads. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think, then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

And then first 1 Peter 2:11-12 that’s first Peter, two 11 through 12 reads. Dear friends. I warn you as temporary residents and foreigners to keep away from the worldly desires that wage war against your very souls. Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will give honor to God when he judges the world. Thank you for joining me in this episode of the 99 relapses podcast. Thank you and God Bless.

I’d like to end this episode in a prayer heavenly father. I just give you so much thanks and praise Lord. We just recognize you as an omnipotent. God, an omnipresent God a loving God, a God who continues to forgive us for our inequities and our sins and a God who brought his only begotten son, Jesus Christ, our Lord and savior our Messiah, our king of Kings, our Lord of Lords our Prince of Peace so who you brought here in a physical body to be sacrificed at the cross to shed his blood for our sins, but to wash them way clean and white and show life and his resurrection. And we’re so grateful and thankful for that Lord. And I’m so grateful and thankful for that. Lord as I continue to pray we know that we get attacked by external spiritual warfare and this internal, spiritual warfare that we have in our sin nature in these institutions that are trying to take God out of this country and take God out of family structures and taking God out of everything that we encounter each and every day but we know. God Lord God that you have the authority over all of us and that we just need to recognize that you’re a powerful God who overcomes all that. And in the end you win And as I pray, Lord, I just, again, thank you for this opportunity to present this podcast to all those out there listening who are suffering with addictions and I pray that you place a hedge of protection around them. Place a hedge of protection for recovery from their addictions and the challenges with their addictions. And Lord, I just, again, thank you so much. For your son, Jesus Christ Amen.

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