What is an enemy of the Cross..?

First off, an enemy of the Cross of Jesus Christ cannot be proved by theology or doctrines, even if taken from the Bible, and taught to the natural mind.

The Bible is written to, and for the disciple of Jesus Christ, as they follow him in spirit and in truth. If one has not been born again of Spirit; they cannot hear, nor walk in the Holy Spirit of God, through the atonement of Jesus Christ, who was Crucified (put to death) and raised to newness of life, for those who would believe “on” him by faith.

Doctrines, theology, intellectual beliefs, and religious traditions or practices, have NOTHING to do with receiving, and walking with Jesus Christ “in Spirit and in Truth”. As it is God who is the engineer of all circumstances, and it is God who chooses just who he will call, and start a work in by grace. The real question then becomes, will you follow; or will you attempt to operate in independence of the cross, and the Holy Spirit?  Jesus taught that most would take the latter.

Institutionalized Christianity takes on a form of Godliness; but does not possess the power, or the spirit of the Lord, Jesus Christ!  Salvation unto God, is a work that God does alone, with those who would humble themselves in their “whole being” (Spirit, Soul, and Body) to be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ (continually), and will not move in independence of the crucifixion of their old man, by the Holy Spirit’s workings:  so as to be found IN CHRIST upon their physical deaths.

This death of the old man, engineered of God, is dependent upon two basic principles.

  1. Confession and repentance of the need for Salvation by God, found only in Christ, who stood our execution(s) on the cross; because of the separation from God, because of sin within the creation.
  2. Following Jesus in Spirit and in Truth, only found by abiding in his death and resurrection – unto life; concerning our “old man” who is trapped in sin, and without hope except that he be transformed into the image of Christ; by way of being crucified in Christ, and then being found in his resurrection, on the day of redemption!

These two examples are why the Apostle Paul was constantly burning the ears of the early brethren, in his letters; and feared for them often.  The Apostle John, continually warned his “early followers of Christ”, to be on the lookout for false brethren, “who started with them”, yet became diverted from the truth, and (coined as) “anti-Christ’s”, or false teachers to the actual brethren.

At this point, many may be wondering just why I have chosen to use two principles, rather than just one. The reason is actually very simple; it is because this is how the Holy Spirit of God functions, concerning the transformation of the child of God, unto Life.

So why is all this confusion within the Ecclesia, you may wonder? Well, that is quite simple too; Satan and his demons are at work, tripping up, and trying to destroy the actual brethren; is the answer.  Satan always will produce a look alike, to the things of God. He is the deceiver, the father of lies, and the butcher of the brethren! Every time that God does a work in “his people”, Satan is busy counterfeiting those “spiritual” workings of God, to confuse and deceive. Many people will acknowledge that the Saints are in a spiritual war, as it is scriptural, yet only a few, (a remnant) will enter into this battle in actuality when  spiritually made alive in Christ; and have grown into a spiritual man.

Everything which I write about is from my personal experience in Jesus Christ.  It has taken my Lord about 40 years, to lead me into a greater understanding of his ways. The primary reason for this is because of false brethren, the ones who refuse to be conformed to his image; and be found in his resurrection -they are the enemies of the Cross! By those who Claim His Name; but will not actually follow Jesus in spirit and in truth.

I have had 40 years of Bible training, I have been taught different theologies, history, and dogmas within various denominations. Yet all will fall short of the truth, if they are of a “different spirit”, than the actual disciple. True men of God are extremely rare today, and experienced Elders, are even rarer!  Many Bible based, Churchmen, and women exist today who claim to be the Lord’s, yet they will not submit to the Lord; nor even Biblical teachings, in the age of delusion.

The biggest obstacle which I am experiencing nowadays, are people who have a form of Godliness, but not the power (authority) thereof.  These Christians come in various shapes and sizes, in their religious practices. Some even have made movements outside the traditional church institutions and systematic theologies, into a more Bible based atmosphere; such as meeting in the homes. Yet even this, does not ensure a person is born again of the spirit; nor is following Christ, in spirit and in truth.

From such, turn away; is the only answer! You cannot mix, or compromise with the Holy Spirit of God; despite how much you may wish to be accepted, or find a comfortable place in the world to lay your head. You must push into the Kingdom of God, within you; and you cannot hold back for anyone, or anything! This is why Jesus told his disciples that he did NOT come to bring peace but a sword!  He promised division, and not unity with the world and his wife! He said, unless a man “hates” (a strong dispreference for) his, mother, father, wife, children, even his own life that he “cannot” (emphatic) be his disciple! He came to set mother in law against sister in law, and so forth.  The word hate here is used in the contexts of one who “hates” say, cabbage, or fish for dinner; rather than loving cabbage or fish for dinner.

It is a matter of what you love, that Jesus was drawing attention to. Jesus taught to love your enemy as yourself; not just out of human sentiment or pity; but because this type of “spiritual compassion” is a natural attribute of the Holy Spirit, whom the disciple must learn to follow. This fruit of the spirit will be manifested by Christ in us naturally, even when concerning the sinner; within our INDIVIDUAL callings with the Lord. It is not a license to “love the world, people of the world”, or be set up as a doctrine, for the love of the world.

God’s love of the people of the world was the ACTION of sending his only begotten son; to stay the believer’s execution upon the cross, so that they might be ABLE to become, the sons and daughters of God. This really has nothing to do with behavior modification, (like Christendom teaches) but rather is the result of putting one’s sinful flesh to death in Christ, so the outworks of God will be genuine, and not fabricated by false brethren , so prevalent  within the church today. Doctrine debating is only useful to non-believers and enemies of the cross; it will not edify the child of God into moving into the right place with God. People who engage in such activities, are either carnal in their understanding, or they do not walk with Christ in spirit, as they have never been born again.

The result is 3 types of Christians; the disciples, the broad roaders, or the unregenerate Christian informed heathen.

I would venture to say that most, if not all, different points of views; on the sinfulness of man, even at birth, and the regeneration of him towards salvation in this life which were written outside the Biblical texts, are tainted by sin to some degree. The result of this is nearly true, or vehemently opposed to the Cross of Christ in totality.

In other word’s; if teachings  are not directly inspired by the Holy Spirit, in the past, or today, some error will exist, which will trip up many, and ultimately leads to destruction. This is known as the “spirit of error”, and the only way to avoid it is to walk in, nothing less than the Holy Spirit of God, who teaches all truth. The believer also must have, real spirit filled elders, (not just theologians) coming aside to actual child of God, and who will not permit the unsaved, or the spirit of error, in the fellowship.

Good luck finding a body of believers like that today under your own efforts; only God can lead you to those who have an understanding, and are called to such a ministry; but the world loves to compromise with the truth of God as found in the scriptures, and have those who will tickle their ears, by feel good natural understanding. As a result of such poor understanding about spiritual truth, and enemies of the cross; Jesus said, “and few that it will be who enter” into the kingdom of heaven. But, always remember, this is God’s work to do, with those who will listen, so you are never alone!

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Wisdom and Courage, Geert Wilders: (re-post)

AndrewBostom.org September 29 2008

By Andrew Bostom

liberty is the most precious of gifts. My generation never had to fight for this freedom, it was offered to us on a silver platter, by people who fought for it with their lives.

All throughout Europe American cemeteries remind us of the young boys who never made it home, and whose memory we cherish. My generation does not own this freedom; we are merely its custodians. We can only hand over this hard won liberty to Europe’s children in the same state in which it was offered to us. We cannot strike a deal with mullahs and imams. Future generations would never forgive us. We cannot squander our liberties. We simply do not have the right to do so.


Geert Wilders, chairman Party for Freedom, the Netherlands.

Speech at the Four Seasons, New York September 25, 2008

In a generation or two, the US will ask itself: “Who lost Europe ?” Here is the speech of Geert Wilders, Chairman, Party for Freedom the Netherlands , at the Four Seasons in New York , introducing an Alliance of Patriots and announcing the Facing Jihad Conference in Jerusalem .


 

Dear friends,
Thank you very much for inviting me.
I come to America with a mission. All is not well in the old world. There is a tremendous danger looming, and it is very difficult to be optimistic. We might be in the final stages of the Islamization of Europe. This not only is a clear and present danger to the future of Europe itself, it is a threat to America and the sheer survival of the West. The United States as the last bastion of Western civilization, facing an Islamic Europe.
First, I will describe the situation on the ground in Europe .. Then, I will say a few things about Islam. To close I will tell you about a meeting in Jerusalem ..

The Europe you know is changing.

You have probably seen the landmarks. But in all of these cities, sometimes a few blocks away from your tourist destination, there is another world. It is the world of the parallel society created by Muslim mass-migration.
All throughout Europe a new reality is rising: entire Muslim neighborhoods where very few indigenous people reside or are even seen. And if they are, they might regret it. This goes for the police as well. It’s the world of head scarves, where women walk around in figureless tents, with baby strollers and a group of children. Their husbands, or slaveholders if you prefer, walk three steps ahead. With mosques on many street corners. The shops have signs you and I cannot read. You will be hard-pressed to find any economic activity. These are Muslim ghettos controlled by religious fanatics. These are Muslim neighborhoods, and they are mushrooming in every city across Europe . These are the building-blocks for territorial control of increasingly larger portions of Europe , street by street, neighborhood by neighborhood, city by city.
There are now thousands of mosques throughout Europe . With larger congregations than there are in churches. And in every European city there are plans to build super-mosques that will dwarf every church in the region. Clearly, the signal is: we rule.
Many European cities are already one-quarter Muslim: just take Amsterdam , Marseille and Malmo in Sweden .. In many cities the majority of the under-18 population is Muslim. Paris is now surrounded by a ring of Muslim neighborhoods. Mohammed is the most popular name among boys in many cities.

In some elementary schools in Amsterdam the farm can no longer be mentioned, because that would also mean mentioning the pig, and that would be an insult to Muslims.

Many state schools in Belgium and Denmark only serve halal food to all pupils. In once-tolerant Amsterdam gays are beaten up almost exclusively by Muslims. Non-Muslim women routinely hear ‘whore, whore’. Satellite dishes are not pointed to local TV stations, but to stations in the country of origin.

In France school teachers are advised to avoid authors deemed offensive to Muslims, including Voltaire and Diderot; the same is increasingly true of Darwin . The history of the Holocaust can no longer be taught because of Muslim sensitivity.

In England sharia courts are now officially part of the British legal system. Many neighborhoods in France are no-go areas for women without head scarves. Last week a man almost died after being beaten up by Muslims in Brussels , because he was drinking during the Ramadan.

Jews are fleeing France in record numbers, on the run for the worst wave of anti-Semitism since World War II. French is now commonly spoken on the streets of Tel Aviv and Netanya , Israel .. I could go on forever with stories like this. Stories about Islamization.

San Diego University recently calculated that a staggering 25 percent of the population in Europe will be Muslim just 12 years from now. Bernhard Lewis has predicted a Muslim majority by the end of this century.

Now these are just numbers. And the numbers would not be threatening if the Muslim-immigrants had a strong desire to assimilate. But there are few signs of that. The Pew Research Center reported that half of French Muslims see their loyalty to Islam as greater than their loyalty to France . One-third of French Muslims do not object to suicide attacks. The British Centre for Social Cohesion reported that one-third of British Muslim students are in favor of a worldwide caliphate. Muslims demand what they call ‘respect’. And this is how we give them respect. We have Muslim official state holidays.

The Christian-Democratic attorney general is willing to accept sharia in the Netherlands if there is a Muslim majority. We have cabinet members with passports from Morocco and Turkey .

Muslim demands are supported by unlawful behavior, ranging from petty crimes and random violence, for example, against ambulance workers and bus drivers, to small-scale riots. Paris has seen its uprising in the low-income suburbs, the banlieus. I call the perpetrators ‘settlers’, because that is what they are. They do not come to integrate into our societies; they come to integrate our society into their Dar-al-Islam. Therefore, they are settlers.

Much of this street violence I mentioned is directed exclusively against non-Muslims, forcing many native people to leave their neighborhoods, their cities, their countries. Moreover, Muslims are now a swing vote not to be ignored.

The second thing you need to know is the importance of Mohammed the prophet. His behavior is an example to all Muslims and cannot be criticized. Now, if Mohammed had been a man of peace, let us say like Ghandi and Mother Theresa wrapped in one, there would be no problem. But Mohammed was a warlord, a mass murderer, a pedophile, and had several marriages – at the same time. Islamic tradition tells us how he fought in battles, how he had his enemies murdered and even had prisoners of war executed. Mohammed himself slaughtered the Jewish tribe of Banu Qurayza. If it is good for Islam, it is good. If it is bad for Islam, it is bad.

Let no one fool you about Islam being a religion. Sure, it has a god, and a here-after, and 72 virgins. But in its essence Islam is a political ideology. It is a system that lays down detailed rules for society and the life of every person. Islam wants to dictate every aspect of life. Islam means ‘submission’. Islam is not compatible with freedom and democracy, because what it strives for is sharia. If you want to compare Islam to anything, compare it to communism or national-socialism, these are all totalitarian ideologies.

Now you know why Winston Churchill called Islam ‘the most retrograde force in the world’, and why he compared Mein Kampf to the Quran. The public has wholeheartedly accepted the Palestinian narrative, and sees Israel as the aggressor. I have lived in this country and visited it dozens of times. I support Israel , first, because it is the Jewish homeland after two thousand years of exile up to and including Auschwitz , second because it is a democracy, and third because Israel is our first line of defense.

This tiny country is situated on the fault line of jihad, frustrating Islam’s territorial advance. Israel is facing the front lines of Jihad, like Kashmir, Kosovo, the Philippines , Southern Thailand, Darfur in Sudan , Lebanon , and Aceh in Indonesia . Israel is simply in the way, the same way West-Berlin was during the Cold War.

The war against Israel is not a war against Israel . It is a war against the West. It is Jihad. Israel is simply receiving the blows that are meant for all of us. If there would have been no Israel , Islamic imperialism would have found other venues to release its energy and its desire for conquest. Thanks to Israeli parents who send their children to the army and lay awake at night, parents in Europe and America can sleep well and dream, unaware of the dangers looming.

Many in Europe argue in favor of abandoning Israel in order to address the grievances of our Muslim minorities. But if Israel were, God forbid, to go down, it would not bring any solace to the West . It would not mean our Muslim minorities would all of a sudden change their behavior, and accept our values. On the contrary, the end of Israel would give enormous encouragement to the forces of Islam. They would, and rightly so, see the demise of Israel as proof that the West is weak, and doomed. The end of Israel would not mean the end of our problems with Islam, but only the beginning. It would mean the start of the final battle for world domination. If they can get Israel , they can get everything. So-called journalists volunteer to label any and all critics of Islamization as a ‘right-wing extremists’ or ‘racists’. In my country, the Netherlands , 60 percent of the population now sees the mass immigration of Muslims as the number one policy mistake since World War II. And another 60 percent sees Islam as the biggest threat. Yet there is a greater danger than terrorist attacks, the scenario of America as the last man standing. The lights may go out in Europe faster than you can imagine. An Islamic Europe means a Europe without freedom and democracy, an economic wasteland, an intellectual nightmare, and a loss of military might for America – as its allies will turn into enemies, enemies with atomic bombs. With an Islamic Europe, it would be up to America alone to preserve the heritage of Rome , Athens and Jerusalem ….

Dear friends, liberty is the most precious of gifts. My generation never had to fight for this freedom, it was offered to us on a silver platter, by people who fought for it with their lives. All throughout Europe , American cemeteries remind us of the young boys who never made it home, and whose memory we cherish. My generation does not own this freedom; we are merely its custodians. We can only hand over this hard won liberty to Europe ‘s children in the same state in which it was offered to us. We cannot strike a deal with mullahs and imams. Future generations would never forgive us. We cannot squander our liberties. We simply do not have the right to do so.

We have to take the necessary action now to stop this Islamic stupidity from destroying the free world that we know.

Please take the time to read and understand what is written here, Please send it to every free person that you know, it is so very important.


 

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/wilders.asp

 

http://europenews.dk/en/node/14505

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Pagan Christianity – Frank Viola and George Barna

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The Real Prince of Persia, (Demons straight from the pit?)

The Prince of Persia, in the Biblical Book of Daniel; is Spiritually Describing Demons from the Middle East region, towards the end of days; or what I consider to be, Islamic Terror, in our present times. They come to us straight from the pit, and only the Lord God himself, will be able to deal with them! The only thing I can say is to resist the Devil, and he will flee from you Christian

Isn’t it interesting how Satan takes the God honoring nations of the world, and accuses them of being evil. Case in point; the Islamic world calls the United States, “The Great Satan” whereas for over a hundred years the U.S., has been used of God to stop such Evil as the holocaust, and ethnic cleansings, even while helping to protect Muslim populations. I am not saying that the U.S., nor any other land region on earth, are God’s people today; only that the Accuser, The Father of Lies, The Man of Sin, That Wicket, is actively and continually attempting to tear down any trace, of Christian informed cultures.

The Only place on earth that is physically important to God; is Jerusalem as HE has chosen to set his name there, and no other. For HIS NAME SAKE, he will not let Jerusalem be overcome, and by extension Israel. We who are found IN Christ; (the new covenant) today, are indeed Israel Spiritually to God, and no other found independent of the atonement are. This is NOT popular to point out, simply because it is the “offense of the Cross” which natural man hates, and wants no part of.

Below is a link to “The real Prince of Persia” Published by THE CHRISTIAN POST, it but touches on what DANIEL 9-10 speaks about; but only on a “feel good surface level” for evangelism’s sake, in my opinion.

More to the point, however: Daniel, I personally believe is describing what is happening today with Islamic Terrorism; not just in the middle east, but around the globe, and this has a far reaching effect on what the world is experiencing today! And not just watered down Biblical insights, and movie opinions,

The Real Prince

of Persia

 



Daniel 9:4-6

4 I prayed to ADONAI my God and made this confession: “Please, Adonai, great and fearsome God, who keeps his covenant and extends grace to those who love him and observe his mitzvot

5We have sinned, done wrong, acted wickedly, rebelled and turned away from your mitzvot and rulings. 

6 We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our leaders, our ancestors and to all the people of the land.

 

Daniel 9:10-14

10 We didn’t listen to the voice of ADONAI our God, so that we could live by his laws, which he presented to us through his servants the prophets. 

11 Yes, all Isra’el flouted your Torah and turned away, unwilling to listen to your voice. Therefore the curse and oath written in the Torah of Moshe the servant of God was poured out on us, because we sinned against him. 

12 He carried out the threats he spoke against us and against our judges who judged us, by bringing upon us disaster so great that under all of heaven, nothing has been done like what has been done to Yerushalayim. 

13 As written in the Torah of Moshe, this whole disaster came upon us. Yet we did not appease ADONAI our God by renouncing our wrongdoing and discerning your truth. 

14 So ADONAI watched for the right moment to bring this disaster upon us, for ADONAI our God was just in everything he did, yet we didn’t listen when he spoke.

 

Daniel 10:4-14

And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was by the side of the great river, which is Hiddekel;

Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz:

His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.

And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves.

Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and there remained no strength in me: for my comeliness was turned in me into corruption, and I retained no strength.

Yet heard I the voice of his words: and when I heard the voice of his words, then was I in a deep sleep on my face, and my face toward the ground.

10 And, behold, an hand touched me, which set me upon my knees and upon the palms of my hands.

11 And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling.

12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words.

13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.

14 * Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days.

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Vicky Beeching….’lesbian Christian’?

Published on Aug 20, 2014
Truly sickening…..but what is the truth? How does one have a ‘lesbian Christian’? What about ‘adulterer Christians’? And ‘murderer Christians…’?

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Observers don’t make it.

Every felt conspicuous when you were just simply doing the will of God, when you found no one else is?

Be doers of the word, not hearers only. I don’t know about you, but I know all about this type behavior by those who claim his name. If this were mere doctrine, I wouldn’t bother to post these videos!

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