The Golden Calfby Chief Apostle Dr. Eric vonAnderseck
Satan's Jesus is the Golden Calf. God's Jesus is covenant faith. God makes these distinctions throughout the Bible and His warning has always sounded: that Baal cannot be mixed with the holy things of His covenant.
Is Baal worship alive today? Yes it is. It is the heart of the Mother of Harlots Jesus preached against in the book of Revelation (Rev.17:5).
What is Baal? The image of Baal is the image of one's imagination formed by the moral-code (MC). And it is this image that stands in the place of Jesus Christ.
Cain erected an image of Baal in his heart when he presumed to offer to God a sacrifice that reflected his own pleasure, his own reasoning for favorable outcome, and his own logic to assess if his labor has any honorable value.
The Bible states in Genesis 3:3-5:
3. And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord.
4. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
5. But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
Here we see God addressing the idol of the heart and marking a difference between Abel's sacrifice and Cain's sacrifice. One was by covenant (Abel) and the other by the moral-code.
What is the Moral-code of the soul?
Let's take a few moments to learn about the moral code. What is God like? What are His characteristics? And, Do we share those characteristics? God is a God of love, kindness, forgiveness, goodness,and strength, and yes, all humans share these characteristics. But these things speak of the moral code, which God imprinted as a memorial of Himself within each heart.
The moral-code is a design of the Law of Moses. The Law of Moses was imprinted upon rock, but the moral-code was imprinted upon the soul.
The moral-code acts as a law written in the heart by which we know not to covet, not to steal, not to kill and to love our neighbor as ourselves. The moral-code acts as a governing factor for conduct that we might not offend one another. God has fashioned all hearts alike in that He has imprinted all souls with the same moral code. This is why many religions and philosophies all center on the same moral-code.
The moral-code passes through the filter of one’s education, social bearing, family traditions, culture, gender, religious and philosophical background to produce the moral center. Paul wrote about the moral-code/center in Romans 2:15, “Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another.”
When people talk about every day choices, weighing the difference between right and wrong, and defend issues: when they talk about their potential for moral goodness, strength, honor, purity, family values,mercy, kindness, meekness, love, and world peace, they are talking from their moral center. Why do people have instincts with morality? It is because God imprinted upon the soul after the manner of His own design.
So, when people refer to “signature strengths” and the “divine spark” they are also referring to these attributes of God that all humans possess. The good inclination of the moral-code is often confused with any religious virtue. Without the anointing this unrighteous maverick of the soul displays itself as Christ. Being independent in thought and action or exhibiting such independence is a maverick decision called antichrist.
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Cain used his own scale of right and wrong to weigh the worth of his sacrifice.
- Cain put a lot of thought and imagination into his sacrifice because he respected the tradition of his own hands.
- Cain adopted a viewpoint about service to God that favored his own inclinations.
- Cain presented his sacrifice to God fully expecting that his substitute would be accepted of God because he thought that God saw as he did. As to view righteousness from the creations perspective rather than God's.
- Cain withheld from God His pleasure and denied God his sacrifice, choosing instead to bring to God the labor of his own hands.
But Abel brought to God the sacrifice of blood, which tradition God set as a sign of Himself. So we can see how Cain represents the moral-code and how Abel represents the covenant faith and priesthood.
MC= Cain = works of death (idols of Baal)
F= Abel = works of life (virtue of Christ)
The witness is with Abel, not Cain. Cain's anger is equal to his own pride, which God was smiting with truth.
Cain desired God to come down to his level so that he could boast in the works of his own hands. So also the virtues of the moral-code work in man the same aspect, the same concupiscence, envy, hate, proud boasting, and emulation as it worked in Cain. His moral-code was his righteous cause! He felt free to murder to justify his feelings about himself. This is called wickedness. Satan hides in the passions of the principle to justify the sin.
By covenant God gives us a sacrifice that brings us up to His level, that our faith would not be in the boast of man, but the power of God (grace).
The moral-code needs a frame of reference, a value system to weigh and measure what is worthy and what is not worthy. This knowledge is what demons work with to devalue God and set man on many journeys that promise God's reciprocation, but end in Cain's anger carrying the voice of death. So it is easy to understand what False Knowledge (FK) is: it is knowledge that reflects the moral-code of the soul.
On the other hand, Abel used only the knowledge God gave him for sacrifice. This knowledge reflects God perfectly and is what the Holy Spirit works with to justify ones faith. God promised to reciprocate on His terms and Abel's faith is counted among the Patriarchs because he restricted his faith within the boundaries of God's covenant. So it is easy to understand what Holy Knowledge (HK) is: it is knowledge that reflects the covenant of Jesus Christ in truth.Here is a break down:
The power of Baal is demons = FK
The power of God is Christ = HK
Doctrines of devils is in the MC
Doctrine of Christ is in the Truth
The commandment of God is seen as "identifiable faith" in the sanctified priesthood.
The commandment of man is like water spilled on the ground,it runs in all directions having no form like bones without skin.
When water is put into a vessel it is contained in that vessel and becomes useful. The soul wanders with the commandments of man, but stays joined to God through the Doctrine of Christ.
Moving past Cain, we can see from history how the MC + tradition being mixed took on the forms of many religious practices that exacted much eye appeal as the Golden Calf is to the imagination or the christmas tree is to Christ.
The Golden Calf is an object of ancient history which today we view as ignorance, but the christmas tree puts this mindset into the modern living room.
Covenant: is God's Jesus = heavenly things
Baal: is Satan's Jesus = earthly things
As God brings the church through this final transition before the return of our Lord, He is making clear distinctions between "Satan's Jesus" and "God's Jesus". How will the church respond? How will you respond?
Some will conform to the Spirit of God and come into covenant with God and some will compromise. To remove the threat of truth and God's stewardship or to consent to its presence, one needs to compromise the holy knowledge to make in imitation of or as a substitute for to make a pretense of and make feign: these things into the existing system to ruin the value of faith and deny Christ. That again is the image of Baal, the compromise is "Satan's Jesus".
EXAMPLE:2Kings 17:15 "...that they should not do like them."
Meaning, that they are NOT to yoke the soul with the MC and confuse the heart with many philosophies, and make faith vain as a result.Because Satan hides in the moral-code of man but God is exposing the moral-code to remove Satan's hiding places. As He has revealed, "I will take away Satan's power."
Acts of contrition (MC) vs. holy priesthood
False promise in Baal vs. the true Hope in Christ
The universal MC is used as a scale to measure truth and reality. This false standard is used as a form of correctness, which ignites the aspiration of man. Because man confuses aspiration as faith, his faith is corrupted and God calls that corruption "idolatry".
This is idolatry: Idols of man is seen preached by famous and renown people as TV celebrities using postitions of influence to confirm their moral-code as righteousness and yoking the ignorant to their destruction.
The impact of grace not taking root in truth is spued out in forms of many philosophies and doctrines of man, being preached by the spoilers to silence the noise of confusion found in the inequity of their victims' soul.
Turning the grace of God into laciviousness will fit into the aspirations of the wicked and be honored by man, but despised by God.
The covenantless believer shows the fear of man rather than the fear of God in that they favor an education that tethers the soul to earthly things and gives credit to the powers of their moral-code.
In this mindset all doctrines being contaminated by the flesh keep the soul chained to the MC which is in rhythm with Satan's kingdom.
The moral-code is the litter of the wicked and it spoils the beauty of faith.