Like in the ancient story of Hansel and Gretel, crumbs were used to mark the trail into the forest so that they could find their way out again. The first time they were taken into forest at the behest of their evil stepmother, Hansel used little white stones to mark the way back to their Father's house, but the next time all he had left was bread crumbs, and the crumbs were eaten by the birds in the forest, so they were hopelessly lost.
The importance of the lesson that this old story contains cannot be overstated, especially in this present time. The world is like a dark, dangerous, scary forest that can get you turned around so that you cannot find your way out, like the forest of Mirkwood in the stories by J.R.Tolkien, that forest was dark and angry, and would purposely change to trick you off of the path and doom you to forever wandering the forest to find the path that leads out.
Truth is like bread crumbs, in the sense that it helps us to see where we are, and how we can find our way back when we stray into the dark forest of the world. Some of the paths into the world are wealth, sexual immorality, selfish ambition, materialism, false religion, and science, just to name a few. While all of these paths are extremely dangerous, none of them are as insidious as false religion, and by saying false religion we mean: religious organizations that appear to be genuine, but are in reality false, and corrupt. So for now we will focus on the path of false religion.
Lets talk about some of the bread crumbs that can help us see where we are. The first one is 'Money'. This is a very good one, because the Lord Himself had much to say about it, which helps us to see this one clearly, if we keep an open mind and heart. Money is a neutral thing, which means it can be used for good or evil, it all depends on how you use it, but when does it become evil?
Money becomes evil when we serve it, which means we are controlled by it, or rather it causes us to compromise our convictions. For example: if my boss wants me to do something that is wrong, I will have to chose between my devotion to what's right, and my need for the money that my boss gives me. The right choice in this example would be to disobey your boss in order to do what is right regardless of the consequences. Even though we need the money to survive, doing whats right is more important, if we would have given in to the boss and done what is wrong, then we would have succumbed to the fear of not getting the money, ergo: we would have been controlled by our need for the money.
That's why the Lord tells us to abandon our love for money, because it can control us. The World, and False Religion will try to convince us that we need lots of money to do lots of good, but is this really true? No it is not true, in fact nothing could be further from the truth. Creating a financial agenda (the need for money) is not scriptural, and the Bible teaches us to go the opposite direction, and practice self reduction in a material and financial sense, in order to focus us closer to what is really important in life. False Religions have always been centered around financial agenda, this is how they get there power, which happens to be the only power they possess, other than the mystique of religiosity, and people's innate desire for sociality.
The propensity for compromise is deeply embedded in the false religious system that is very old. It is found not only with the Pharisaical types , but also the Romans with their Temple Priestcraft paganism. Both were syncretized, or rather blended with the Original Christianity to create the Emperical hybrid, which was prophesied. Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots. All of the religious organizations are false in both form and practice, because the architype (or basic structure) is the Catholic Church, which was the original result of Empirical Syncretism.
The ancient Pagan practice (hundreds of years before Christ) was to build temples to the gods, and train the pontiffs (priests) in colleges so that they could run the temples, and all of the social gatherings, holidays, and financial resources were focused around the temple. The only difference now is that we have Judeo-Christian-Pagan hybrids that still practice priestcraft with hierarchical clergy, temple buildings and pontiffs (pastors) trained in priestcraft at the colleges to encourage people to worship their particular false version of Christ. This is called Polychrist Syncretism, or rather "Priestcraft" and it is very very old, and it is definately not Christ.
Have you ever sat in a religious organization's worship service and felt alone or have you ever sat in one of those services and felt like there was something seriously wrong but you couldn't put your finger on it? Well, I know exactly what you were feeling, and I can tell you now that you were feeling the Spirit of the Lord speaking to your heart telling you that it was wrong for you to be there, and you should leave.
If we mention all of the Bread Crumbs like Temple Building, Pastors trained in Colleges, huge financial agendas, hierarchical clergyism, Peddling the Gospel, compromising like: cultural relitivism, marrying divorced women (adultery), mothers working outside the home (feminism), materlialism, disregard of God's Order: Men not making their homes their ministry, and women working outside the home with men, being a bad example to the younger women, also not practicing purity in courting, and living together before marriage.
We can see that the organizations foster an atmosphere of compromise and licentiousness that they are trained to maintain, although outwardly seeming to be righteous, they are not, and are completely corrupt.
Men, your ministry is your home, and you should include your family in all your interests, passions, and recreations. Your home IS your ministry, and your neighborhood IS your mission field. You must work hard and be a good example to your neighbors, this IS God's will for you. The Orgs would have you believe that THEY are your focus of ministry, but that is a lie, and now you know it.
Women, work at home, be a professional homemaker, and be satisfied with the money that your husband makes, homeschool and home church your children, and protect them without being influenced by the fear of deprivation. The Lord will provide for all your needs if you trust and obey. Be a Pro 31.
What else can be said, we have been decieved, used, conditioned, abused, confused, and brainwashed. For hundreds of years people have accepted the status quo simply because it was ancient and practiced in their families, but what does the Lord say: Who IS your family? Those who DO God's will.
Come out, come out, come out, come out, come out. It is time. Remember our Lord warned us about people who would say that you have to go here and there to find Christ, and this is also a Bread Crumb, be lead by them, and do not stumble over them. May the Lord help you see the path.