I am an old school American, born under 48 States in the union. My family is church people (the conservative Bible believing type, not liberals) and the moral principles of the proper family unit were stressed.
I went into the military in 1980, women were still new to being accepted in the services in the Academies. I think this was only right, being that the male was to be the provider and defender of his family. Sexual tensions were the result of this mixing, and I was on one of the first ships to try such debauchery with their temptations and newly formed power struggles of the sexes.
Women do have a place in the services in building up the strength, but are a deficit when taxing the men even further, in there so-called move towards equality.
These are a couple of bullet points to a much more compromising picture to so-called human rights.
Destruction of the unborn while still in the womb, was a real dive from the moral cliff of decency, and can only be compared to the eugenics used by the NAZI’s in an attempt to get rid of the unwanted.
The women’s movement, is known to have its roots in the annals of Marxist doctrines, in an attempt to tear down the structuring of the family, and society in general. Also at that time Homosexuality was being pushed by Hollywood and other decadent forces for acceptance into the main stream.
The American Civil Rights movement was in full swing, and had corrected many evils of injustice, yet it came with its own new sets of new problems, and creating a greater resentment towards the white male in particularly.
I had never discriminated against another because of their race, religion, or ethnic background, yet I sure experienced it as early as my 20’s working two hours prior to me piers showing up, and two hours after they left, in making the same pay. They happened to be black, but it was the white supervisors who initiated (off the record) this new work ethic. I never complained, I was happy to have the job, however I did point my bosses hypocrisy, and with the threat of termination, I never said another word.
Of course, (and I really believe it) this has allot to do with being the Lord’s and suffering rejection from the world and it’s establishments, even as the Jews were seen as lesser by the Egyptians, and only to be used as slaves.
On a personal level, I have never had a problem in working with another, until resentment has been interjected by an outside political influence. This is the problem people are experiencing today.
At a basil level the absolute authority is the Lord God, yet nowadays everything is targeted at undermining this idea because of the rebellious nature within most people. Evolution for instance, is a direct assault of even the concept of there being a God, with “humankind” improving and developing into a higher life form. Whereas, the Bible clearly teaches that none is without sin, and except for Grace of God in Christ, all will degenerate to the lowest form of human depravity!
And this is exactly what is taking place today, filth is equivocated with righteousness’ as we spiral further and further away from the truth! It is the “Feet of Iron and Clay” found in the book of Daniel, the mixing together of all things (and Peoples) in rebellion towards God. Yet most people nowadays cannot see that their desires are worse than the days of Sodom and Gomorrah, as they use humanistic sciences to justify sinfulness, and scoff at righteousness – even wishing to overthrow it, and by extension the Lord God of Israel! As a result of most of humanity being children of the Devil, they will rejoice when he shows up claiming to be God, while performing many false miracles, while posing as God. Even Bible believing churches, who do not actually know Jesus Christ in spirit and in truth, will fall victims of Satan crying peace and safety thinking their savior has arrived. Yet soon afterwards, the Lord will destroy all this wickedness, and the world cannot hide (and wishing the rocks will fall on them) prior to His thousand-year reign upon the earth.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 (KJV) 5) But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. 2) For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 3) For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
Revelation 6:16 (KJV) 16) And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
After all this being said, the real question should be, are you with the Lord, or are you not, as this will determine your destination through eternity!
Being sowed into the world as actual Wheat, it never occurred to me for a moment, the rest of the “Christians” were sowed into the world as Darnel’s, a weed which so closely resembles the Wheat, that it is only their (spiritual) seed which gives them away!
I have discovered exactly what Jesus was speaking about concerning the sower and the seeds, only a remnant are actually good fertile ground, producing a good root system and then their fruit. I had a very close brother whose fruit sprang up quickly, and who everyone recognized as moving in the Lord! It was marvelous those first few decades in knowing him, yet later in life as things got tougher for him in the testing of his heart, and the concerns of the world, he seemed to wither and die on the vine. In this passage Jesus is speaking about the effects the ground has on the same good seed which fell upon the ground. The type ground one is, produces sometimes nothing, (as in the hard ground) or perhaps the plant springs up quickly as in the shallow ground then it dies, or the rocky ground although it produced life, the hardship of life was too much for it. And then of course the “good ground” which produces a good plant with deep roots, and lots of fruit!
Yet the ground parable is speaking about the elect of God, and what the “Word of God” (Rhema – ῥῆμα in Greek) inside the selective types produce. And yes, these are the ones who actually started with Christ, yet the path becomes unnavigable for all but the last type ground!
Whereas the Wheat and the Weeds, (Darnels) parable is speaking about the world and the elect of God towards salvation. Yet even more pointedly, these “Darnels’ are sowed into to same field (gathering) by Satan, in an attempt to choke out the wheat and kill the good crop, having had corrupted it!
Of course when Jesus returns the great sort out will begin in earnest! *** Matthew 7:22-23 >  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
This will probably occur during the thousand-year reign of Christ upon the earth, but even if it occurs during judgment phase, it is but academic in nature. The doctrine of once saved always saved (TULIP) is slightly flawed in the latter allegory, whereas the Armenian Doctrine is flawed in its early teaching that “anyone may come” and tends to use fear and legalism to keeps its tenants. Whereas what I am attempting to explain is closer to the whole truth in being “saved from sin”, unto new life by actually experiencing it, just not being taught about it!
The great point which I am attempting to make is; unless you actually have life found only in Jesus Christ, and walk in it, you will go through life constantly confused by those who claim to teach in His Holy Name. I will go as far as saying that over 90% of the so-called ministers I have met preach another Gospel, than simply Christ Crucified, whom is in but a select few of the population! The rest is “a load of old church” who have never seen him nor known him, and really don’t want to!
This is one of the reasons it is written Luke 10: 21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
In other word, this is not intellectually digested doctrines, but Spirit, and those who don’t have him are plumb out of luck! I write this as I have always been lumped in with the rest of the so-called believer’s, and being told there is no difference between me and them! That is a lie straight from the pit of hell, meant to discourage and distract me, and it wasn’t till the Lord started to work in my life in a powerful way, that I recognized the difference, and driven home by my near death experience, having Christ shoulder to shoulder next to me!
Now to be fair, most can’t help it, as they were sown into the world as weeds, and the Lord God has never done a work of Salivation within. And yes, it is only by grace we are saved, but we must learn to discern who our brothers and sisters actually are, and NOT SHARE only what we as family possess, namely the workings of Jesus Christ within us. We are only to share the Gospel with outsiders, lest they come into the fellowship and confuse and destroy the workings of the Holy Spirit, whom only works within His own, by the grace of God.
In closing, I would like to add that recently I’ve experienced jealousy within many brethren, (myself included) not because of spite, but because of a great need, a hunger, which me and others have experienced for so long in finding a “Man of God” who has been actually equipped by our Lord to feed so many hungry sheep! This is almost instinctual spiritually in seeking greater insight, and that time is very precious to an actual child of God, especially in the days wear so few actually exist, now!
It is the Lord who has shown me my jealous rage to be fed properly, yet it may take some time for others to recognize the same problem amongst themselves in being fed while in fellowship with an elder. Yea, we all have the same need, yet it is only the most mature who can recognize his problem within another, and wait quietly.
This has been a brutal generation to grow up amongst, and most of the men and women of God, are with the Lord now, and only few remain in actual faith. This is why it is written: Luke 18:8 > I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
I was born when there were still 48 stars in the Union Jack, and raised as an American, holding Christian informed values. I was taught that it was the man’s responsibility to provide and defend his household, and if need be his Nation. I am not all ashamed in being taught what the good Lord’s principles are in relationship to becoming a man. I did fairly well within the Boy Scouts of America, making Star Scout – even when others went on to become Eagle Scouts. In our troop (35) we were taught to begin with Reverence (for God) as well as end with it, within the Boy Scout Creed.
Ungodliness in those days, was anything deviant or compromising with those values. Cultural Marxists (Humanists) had not yet gained control of our history and education systems, like they have today, and they had not yet succeeded in replacing the family structure in using feminism, homosexuality, and other compromising behaviors. There were only two sexes, male and female, with their roles provided in creating the most stable type of home environment, in producing the next generation of leaders and providers.
These were the values which were learned from generation to generation in those days, and the backbone of having a stable society and families. The Ten Commandments were at the basis of our laws, and sex outside of marriage, (between a man and a woman) were still frowned upon.
The 1960’s “fixed” all that: with their free love, drug induced culture and rank rebellion against the establishment and government. Some were imprisoned at the time, yet to my amazement were later made college professors within some of our “so called” more progressive universities! Many early universities such a Harvard, once stood as a beacon to Biblical values upon their foundlings. West Point honored the Lord God of the Bible, and based their moral curriculum around it.
At one time, vastly almost all our institutions were based upon these types of structuring. Yet humanism (Marxists) started pushing in to all our institutions in an effort to overthrow the Christian informed monocultures predominantly within the West. The new history being taught, became the beginning of “white guilt” and the evils of free enterprise. The media widely covered the Vietnam war, it came into our households each night and showed the horror to the public, and sometimes instantaneously! As a result of the media, (controlled by the big 6) rebellion and often treasonous anti American acts were the result, and often perpetuated by Hollywood elites like Jane Fonda, while in total denial concerning the lives of our fighting men.
At the heart of this activity was the deep state (Illuminate) even then, a hater of God, free enterprise, and free people’s everywhere! I believe that the predominate Democratic Party was used as a tool by these so-called “Cultural Marxists” which really took off after the assassination of JFK, and LBJ being appointed as President.
Yet I still wanted to be an “American Fighting Man” fighting for a greater cause than myself, and I wanted to experience the “male bonding” which took place as defenders of righteousness! Oh yeah, I was a flag waving old school conservative who looked forward in developing into manhood after High School! The anti-military sentiment (by the left) still existed as a result of the Vietnam War, yet I still wanted to pay my dues (so to speak) in service to my country, like my father before me, grandfather, great-grandfather, and so forth.
The military seemed to me to be the last vestige for the traditional male, and I wanted a taste of it! The feminist were pretty much succeeding in all other careers within our culture, including fire departments and police forces. “To me” this was sad, and the standards kept dropping towards the lowest common denominators in the name of diversity!
In my view President Johnson’s idea of “the great society” has blatantly failed, yet the progressive still pushes to undermine any last elements of the “so called” Christian culture, which has openly been opposed by many a Democratic leader as the enemy of our culture ever since!
Fast forward to the 9-11 attacks on our Nation and the military. There was a move again toward patriotism after 9-11, the likes I have not seen since before the Tet offensives during Vietnam. Flags were openly displayed everywhere, the military had pretty much gained back it’s respect among most, and the Lord God was once again mentioned within the press. I was “called up” from my reserve unit to reinforce the ranks of many who had been shipped overseas under orders for Operation Enduring Freedom, and then Operation Iraqi Freedom. We were thanked by the Generals of the Army upon our arrival to Ft. Bragg NC, in the biggest call up since World War Two! It felt great to actually be doing something about the “War on Terror” which was now all around the globe.
I was then medically retired from the Army in 2007, just prior to Barrack Hussein Obama becoming President. I can remember Hillary Clinton being the first politician in espousing negative remarks about our wartime President Bush. She said “Bush lied and people died” concerning Iraq, and the American flags began to disappear from the front porches of America once again. These anti America, pro Communists from their days in college, were at it again. When Obama was elected as President, he blatantly stated that this was “no longer” a Christian country! And once again the accusatory deep state swings back hard against any vestige of unity in our land. And the fall of Iraq after so many American lives were lost in “liberating it” make most who fault there very bitter. Yet politicians don’t care, as long as they get theirs by using the uninformed masses, and even Illegal migration and voting to justify their means.
Divide and conquer has now become the normal tactic in imposing a one world order, and replacing our culture with another. The principles of the American Revolution, versus the French Revolution, has become the norm, and most Americans will never know the difference, as they were never taught these lessons. The white man has become the oppressor, and needs to be kept down, or effectively eliminated from regaining any type of control over the cultures, (and to say otherwise) makes you a sexist, racist or homophobic – not to mention xenophobia or any other words which have recently been coined by progressives in an attempt to change the culture.
Changing the culture of the military was also targeted by the Obama administration and the Democrats. I can remember my Father once telling me that “the Army has never changed” from when he went in, as we visited my first day of duty with the Army Reserves. Yet nowadays however, a man is written up for often times just expressing an opinion – which might run contrary to the one size fits all Army which has now emerged from the so-called progressives, or maybe even the so-called “deep state”. The white male is now often marginalized, and even legally challenged in asserting himself in the functions of his duty if he is perceived to be biased in any way shape or form towards women, minorities, and even can be reprimanded for calling a transgender Sir or Mam, if their perceptions of themselves is felt to have been wrongly identified and oftentimes, there is no due process even afforded them.
This is divide and conquer at its finest, yet ironically the supposed new designed is to promote unity and unit cohesion! The truth be known, this is actually a satanic reversal of the Lord God’s order, and soon enough persecution may come to anyone who dares to express it openly.
Media control of people’s thoughts are already being censored, which parts of the big 6 like Google may sensor if receiving enough views, otherwise one can still pass under the radar so to speak. I would guess when Albert Pikes’ “Lucifer” shows up, this will not be the case, so post your blogs freely now before the thought police come and get you!
This surely is the great falling away the Bible speaks about, the earth is covered in spiritual darkness, and the people gross darkness, the “Restrainer” is gone (2 Thessalonians 2:7) – the camp of the Saints overrun, and the mother of Harlots; the carnal church seems to be flocking to.
Yet like Lot’s wife, whose heart looked back at Sodom and Gomorrah, even I must pray my heart is not taken for a love of the world, the world’s people, nor even a love for my country; which I was instructed to defend the principles of, and sworn to its Constitution.
Thanks for reading.
Maybe I should have called this chopping up the Bible to tickle people’s ears..?
In my opinion, this new chart is a disgrace to the completed work of Christ on the Cross… It divides the (“Graphy” word) of truth, all right – yet almost reaches a level a heresy which I have never seen before in a Bible based Church. It’s fair enough to think you are doing a service to the Lord, but most sad when you are doing a disservice. Using the 1918 Clearance Larkins graphic is one thing, but modifying that work 100 years later for purely intellectual or theological purposes in the name of teaching, is entirely another!
Yet this is not uncommon, and I don’t mean to pick on any one particular group, yet this is a perfect example of using Systematic Theology in blatant independence of God, in my estimation. Systematic Theology should never be put above the Lord Jesus Christ when a carnal understanding of the Bible to the natural mind, is really what is sought, rather than the whole truth within contexts of what scripture verse is being read.
The reason for this is that often time’s men wish to be seen as “all knowing” rather than to submit themselves in faith to the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the way the truth and the life, who promises his actual disciples to reveal all truth (confirmatory with the whole of the scriptures) to their understanding. It may sound most harsh, yet this is why the Bible warns about false teachers and prophets in men towards the “end of days” saying, (by their actions) I am God. I don’t know how else to put it without compromising my point.
As a rule of thumb, Jesus Christ (God incarnate) “is the be all, and end all”, of the whole of the scriptures. From Genesis to Revelations, it is none other than Jesus Christ being either alluded to, indirectly or directly as being the way back to God the Father.
Yet the (newest) above chart can be folded to exclude the “age of the Gentiles”, as if it was out of convenience to the Lord’s provision for “all humanity” – the Person of Jesus Christ, can somehow now be rejected by the “natural Jew” (who was cut off from the stock of Israel) and yet during the apocalypse, these remaining Jews may still obtain Salvation in their acceptance of their Messiah, (whom they rejected) even after the wedding feast of the lamb has occurred.
Jesus Christ also said to the Pharisees, “If you tear down this temple that he would rise it up in 3 days”: so was he speaking about brick and mortar being rebuilt? Of course not, he was speaking about himself being raised up from death unto new life, not about the earthly or carnal plane.
So why then do men feel the need to make Israel something found within the carnal or natural world even towards the end of this dispensation? The Bible clearly states: Jew or Gentile, male or female, the whole of the world (can) is now made complete in Christ’s atonement on the cross. “Period, end of story”.
So why then is there such confusion when speaking about eschatology? In short, carnal understanding of the Bible is the reason. I submit to you that the Bible is speaking about “Spiritual Israel or Jew”, who have been made complete in Christ.
I would further add that it is an ongoing insult to the Father and the Son in thinking there will be some sort of return of the natural Jew (by birth) to the Lord God of Israel, without rebirth of one found in Christ, Jesus!
Yet, this is what eschatology has become in this day of strong delusion, and natural understanding of the Bible, apart from the Lord Jesus Christ.
Here we are in the midst of the falling away that is prophesied in 2.Thes.2. We are about to see ‘that Wicked’ revealed and horrors are abounding on all sides. Are we ready for this though? Are we ready to see those who we have known for ages falling away and returning to the world. Paul had all sorts of anguish about this. ‘Demas has left me having loved this present world’ he wrote. A man who had seen and heard the things of God returning to the world?! Who would have thought it! All the miracles in the world, and all the best exposition of the Truth of God will not prevent many from going back. There is this hope that if only we can produce the power of God and see wonders happening people will go church and stay there. It is not going to happen. In the parable of the sower you will know that we see that most ground into which the seed falls actually fails, not because of the seed, but the ground. This video asks if we are ready, and are we going to be fazed by so many going back. Stand fast, as this is bumpy and it is going to get worse.
Personal liberties individuality and free enterprise are much more Christ like, than are tyrannical and oppressive governments who wish to enslave the masses! So how can anyone who claims the name of the Lord Jesus Christ be against personal freedoms, and then be for: an emplacement of government whose only wish is to enslave the masses to its own twisted viewpoints and control? God’s way is to have Nation States, borders, and a common language of its people! Satan’s way is to have total control of the world and its people!
There can be no common ground, one is of the Lord, and the other of Lucifer. To me, this type thinking is equivalent to taking the mark of slavery, when you could have enjoyed freedom… I just don’t get it, one’s more of a God honoring system, and the other deeply Demonic!
People sure do have some twisted viewpoints nowadays, yet while in being a believer, they should really be able to understand these “basic principles”, as to not to be enslaved.
Call me nuts if you like, but if you haven’t actually started “In” Christ, you are better off in NOT studying the things of God (without Him) than to further heap condemnation on your soul by further learning about the spiritual workings of God, that do not apply to you. Now I’m not talking about being a conscientious person and living to a certain level of decency, not at all, but I am speaking about trying to be something you’re not, namely a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, if he hasn’t called you to do a work of salvation within!
That’s right, it is better to remain ignorant of the things of God, than it is to have a head full of Bible knowledge which will only compounds your damnation, because of the fact you had knowledge of it.
This is why Jesus so condemned the Scribes (Academics) and Pharisees of his day, as they actually created even more evil people by trying to teach them by the letter of the law, things they were unable to keep or even understand.
Now why folks may draw a dichotomy between the Old Testament saints and the New, the spiritual conditioning of “self-righteousness” is the same.
You see, as I have said many a times before: you cannot teach someone into Jesus! Either God the Father does a work in them, or he does not! Jesus said all that the Father gives to him WILL come, so by doing evangelism in the flesh, (independent of the Lord’s leading) you might be actually creating more of a problem for those people, than if you simply let them be.
I believe Satan, also called the butcher, knows this principle very well, and went out in creating a False Church, (Antichrists’) with a twofold function of destroying the actual ecclesia’s faith, and bringing in the religious unregenerate to fill ranks in confusing the actual brethren, all while creating the false gospel of theology, which only appeals to the natural mind, yet has no power over sin!
Thus creating twice the sons of Hell than themselves! And Jesus is calling them sons of hell, because it seems to me that, this is where such people will end up – rather than hades, and remaining in “the sleep of death” (where the dead know nothing) until the judgment day: and the separation between the sheep (found in the Lamb’s Book of Life) and the goats, who are headed towards the pit: I surmise.
Having said all this, the important thing is that those who have actually started in Christ, remain in him, until the day we are called to be with him, outside of our earthly tents. The rest is but academics, and many have fallen away because of such false and discouraging teachings.
“Brick Bat”: is representative of our “church founder’s brick”.
When I stopped attending our local church (as the Lord showed me to do) after my NDE, our names were to be struck from the members list… Did I ever raise a stink about that! The nerve of these “Priests” who offer to send a letter of recommendation to another “temple”, and thinking – as in an “Old Testament” style system, they are actually representing Jesus Christ!
The verse I struggled to express is Matthew 23:15 – Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
Years ago, I had moved into my first house it was very rustic inside with real pine in the small living room, and I had a German shepherd who shed allot. My Mom really didn’t like to come in due to her allergies, and my Dad would laugh as it sort of had the theme of old naval ships, and a musket on the wall, so he called it “old military” concerning my decorating.
I guess one would have to know my parents to understand, they are sort of old school high church people, who settled into the conservative Presbyterian Church, after my Mom, and supposedly everyone else accepted Christ as their Savior.
I had always felt “the odd one out” in our family, although no one dared and express it outwardly. Proper Church doctrines were expected of us all, and the family pressure might be felt to some degree if you stepped outside that dogma.
One day I received a gift which puzzled me from my parents, it was one of those dime store type of plaques with a boat on it which read, something about following your own paths – or the way of one man seems different to another, but does not make it wrong, I don’t remember exactly as I discarded it.
Still later as a single man, I became frustrated in meeting the “right women”, and in going to church, it even made me more conscious in being alone; especially if a member mistakenly thought the girl next to you was your wife! This was social church to me, and it seemed most of the sermons I heard were just a derivative of what I had always heard before. I thought that my problem must be that I was spoiled by the personal relationships I had developed while in home fellowship, when I lived in the City.
I also remember later my father cowering as he was “worried about my Salvation”, well that really set me off – and I refused to make a public spectacle of myself praying with my father in the driveway for the entire neighborhood to see! It was downright insulting, but actually the root of this whole problem was Spiritual!
Allow me to explain to the actual brethren who are reading this message, as only they will understand what false brethren can never see!
1 John 4, tells us to discern by “spirit” (not just doctrine) in whom are in Christ, and who are not! This is the only way one can tell, if it was done by legalism of doctrine all you get is a lot of “Puritans” running around. Sadly, this is what most church people are – they have never really been born anew into a new life, they only adapt to themselves the Bible; which really was never written to them to begin with: this is Satan’s finest trick since the creation!!!
That’s right, they are of a “different spirit” than those of us who actually follow and abide in the Lord! How do I know, most will ask at this point, and the simple answer is by experience. Still others will then say – “you are judging” in condemnation. No, that type of judging was done to me by my father, which I mentioned earlier.
I really tried very hard to “fit in” with this systematic theology system, yet the Lord had another plan for me! I had managed to get voted into the leadership by the Elders (Session), yet even when performing very well in my schooling, and surpassing the board of Elders, it was very evident to me, that they did not really want me in an office of higher leadership!
Some who have never met me, have the audacity to say that I am bitter, yet they do not understand what spiritual persecution is (Rev 17). They can never understand that it was the Lord himself who removed me from “the system” and later he spoke through an actual Elder in the Lord, proclaiming that they did not actually want Christ who’s within me around their church!
After my near death heart attack while in water survival in the service, I was not able to financially give to the church, and I hardly could stand long enough to perform my office as a Deacon. The head Pastor “borrowed” my testimonial about being shoulder to shoulder with Christ within the Church newsletter, yet they would NOT allow me to speak about it to the congregation! They later found out just why I left, and offered to let me light some candles at Christ’mas and give my testimonial. Yet I refused, as a testament to walking with my Lord, and not giving the oxygen of acceptance to a surrogate for Christ!
It was the Lord himself who showed me to follow him, (which I had thought I was attempting to do for years) and oddly enough he used my attempting to finally receive my accreditation by a Bible school to show me that was not important to him! I now understand that most people who “even” started with Christ, and claim his name as Savior, are in “no way” spiritually interested in actually abiding and listening to him personally, it is as if that is too close for comfort ( having a love for the truth)! They are much more interested in playing Church, to justify themselves before God, yet remain comfortable while in the world!!!
In fact they are enemies of the Cross, (as Paul called these brethren) and of the “Spirit of antiChrist” as when John first coined the phrase.
I sit and write this today, because in my mailbox just went a letter sent to (a new assistant) pastor, who has never met me. The so-called Elders or Session, has put their dirty work on this poor man, of striking our name from the membership rolls of their flock (as they call it) – which is much-better than having one’s name stricken from the book of life within Jesus’s flock! *( I was forced to put people out of the Army, so I know how this feels.) The really sad part to me is, whereas the ones who knew me, know exactly what occurred and why I left, yet they are too cowardly to stand, or either don’t want the stench on them!
They gave me a month to show up, or reply: so “tong and cheek” I suggested a refund of about half of what I gifted them – as they also purposely lost my founders memorial brick, to boot!
I’m just waiting for this to get back to my elderly father in the next county, this will be very hard, the level of idolatry towards church is unbelievable by such people, and although it was marked personal and confidential, I hope to the Lord that it doesn’t reach my Dad, this is not his fight but he loves to be in my business, and I’m afraid it might kill him!
If it does, I guess that I cannot allow Satan the victory of using his false brethren to tarnish the work of Christ within me. You can’t allow this very powerful spirit to enslave you, you must push in as a bond servant to Christ himself, or risk losing the gains you have made by not listening to him!
I can’t take credit for the title of this post, that honor goes to Brother Justin Hughes, whom I fellowship with. Yet I can share that a couple of years ago now, the Lord showed me that the “man of sin” (the Devil) will be seen as the “God loves everyone” model, which most of the churches deceivingly seem to follow and preach.
Recently, I spoke with an old minister friend of mine, from my days in street ministry. He was upset that Breitbart news had done a story on a NY Cardinal affirming the Pope’s (Antichrist’s) comments to a gay man who were (more or less) conservative Roman Catholics.
Yet the real problem is that nowadays (a Bible understanding) Satan, deceives by twisting doctrines which are only written to be understood by actual brethren, and sends them forth to the religious’ about Jesus Church, (false brethren) better understood to the world as systematic theologies or doctrines.
This carnal understanding to the natural mind, is the inroads Satan has always used to deceive man. Whereas, truth is only understood by abiding in Christ, our lifeblood into the kingdom! Drunk on the blood of the Saints and the Martyrs of Jesus, is actually talking about this spirit of error, or spirit of antichrist, in those who have started with Christ, yet will not be conformed to Christ’s image, nor are they willing to “enter in” by way of the cross (enemies of the cross) !
Instead they take the broad road, mouthing doctrines of the Bible, and claiming Christ’s Holy name, apart from being crucified in him. This is Satan’s Jesus, who is unholy and loves everyone! A work of “the butcher” himself, to undermine, confuse, and ultimately destroy those who have started on the narrow road towards life everlasting – now!
The Pope (Chief Antichrist) is only the “mother of Harlots”, yet there are many, many, more of her offspring, some of whom started off with us, but became diverted to another gospel. Or natural (carnal) understanding of the scriptures, in nearly all cases nowadays. This is the “Spirit of Antichrist” who John first spoke about. This spirit of error had come, and was also coming.
The line of demarcation today is not Roman Catholicism and so-called Protestantism as it was in the past, nor is it even the Bible or non Biblical teachings – but rather it is only identified by 1 John 4, of what Spirit is someone of? It is my firm belief that Satan’s coming as an angle of light, will deceive and destroy many, and indeed all of the world will worship and follow him straight into the pit for everlasting destruction!
Most Biblical scholars cannot even distinguish between the terms Antichrist (s) and Satan himself, as to them, it is all dependent upon Biblical contexts in a particular passage. This is an example as to why without the revelation of the Lord God, even the greatest of scholars are limited in their (natural) understanding.
Therefore, it is my contention that the unveiling of the Devil will probably begin with the Global Antichrist, and filter down to the local Antichrist (s) (Satan in a Jesus suit, clergy) who will “kiss towards” or worship the destroyer of the actual ecclesia, by their close surrogate for Christ – the world’s church systems and their all loving Jesus!
I have been warned not to try to impart what I plainly have been shown by my Lord, to the world and the church beast, as it will do no good to those who cannot or will not see. I’ve been instructed that the equivalent scripture is in Paul preaching the Gospel, and immediately withdrawing so that he too would not become a castaway (Disqualified). As it is too easy to be distracted by the things of the world, and even doctrines, than to simply continue to abide in the true vine, who is Christ himself, who is our Salvation!
Isaiah 60: 2 (From Benson commentary)
For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth — Ignorance, idolatry, and all kinds of errors and vices; and gross darkness the people — Like that of Egypt; the most palpable blindness and infatuation as to divine things; but the Lord — Christ, the bright and morning-star, the day- spring from on high,
This is where we are in human history now, it is just a matter of time till the man of sin is unveiled. Yet as promised in Isaiah, Satan shall be overcome by the sword of his mouth, and the brightness of his coming. This is the New Jerusalem, the city upon the hill where we shall rule and reign with Christ for a thousand years.
Black and White: when I was in the Army as an equal opportunity advisor to the commander, the school celebrated a book written by a professor which disputed the very idea that the color Black was associated with evil, and in contrast, that the color White was associated with good! Is this where civilization has come to nowadays?
To my understanding, now (SJW) educators are challenging our children on this very basal issue of being brain washed by the establishment, in believing that the absence of light (darkness – blackness) is depicted as bad, and that (white) light, which overcomes the darkness is now somehow evil.
This concept at the very root level, is actually a rebellion against the long understood principles of humanity, and although perhaps not realized, the Lord God Himself, and any truths which he alone is the creator of! Of course this is all politically based biased thinking, in an effort to overthrow any statutes of the past, and is an attempt to throw away any beliefs of a righteous God.
This is the perfect illustration of what Isaiah 60 verse 2 is speaking about, currently underway to the latest generation! Darkness and Gross darkness covers the people… We have thrown away the Lord, who is the light of the world, for Strong delusions, which the Lord God has seen fit to hand those over for their own destruction, who have rejected him and any of his ordinances!
This is all prophesied to happen towards the “end of the age”, and I submit to you that we are on the threshold of the destruction of Babylon, the destruction of the loosely cobbled together feet of iron and clay, which I view as global multiculturalism, to use modern day terminology.
2 Thessalonians 2 The Great Falling Away. 2 Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2 not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of [a]Christ had come. 3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of [b]sin is revealed, the son of perdition…
I will not attempt to convince anyone of what I can plainly see taking place today, especially in using the scriptures, as this is the same mistake most churches make in trying to teach people into light – truth/Christ, it just cannot be done. As even understanding is a gift of God alone to a naturally darkened mind (Spiritually speaking).
And this is the basis of all light to the world, and without Him we can see nothing, I’m waiting to see the son of perdition be unveiled next!
I once had a soldier who served in France during World War Two tell me candidly “dammit, you dig your own foxhole, if you jump in mine at night, I’ll kill you”!
I served in the military from 1980-2007, I can remember my father saying that the Army had never changed since he was in! I was excited about that, and the manly bond I would develop with my brothers in arms. I was raised on the pledge of allegiance to our flag, took shop classes in school, and played Army with the boys around the neighborhood.
GI Joe’s were our toys of choice, we would dress them for combat against the enemy, as it was our duty to protect and defend our way of life, family, and liberty!
When I became a man, I enlisted to serve our country, and the noble land I had come to respect, in no short measure because of my accelerations in the Boy Scouts of America, who taught us reverence foremost, and last in the Boy Scout oath. We were morally straight, and that meant exactly what we thought it meant – straight, not a deviant from the moral code of the family structuring!
We defended our positions of moral leadership, in preparation of someday providing and protecting our families from the evil forces in the world, which would threaten our great land. All of the men in my family since the American Revolution served in the military for at least one enlistment, as this was what was expected for a man to do, in all the generations past.
My father, my grandfathers, and before would have been appalled at the idea that their daughters would venture into a Navy shipyard, or Army barracks, for fear of what might happen to them! Is that culture wrong for holding such values? I think not, as these values (roles) which evolved as the most effective means to secure the family for the next generations to come.
Of course these are also godly values, which the Creator designed us to live by, and the more one strays from this design, the more complicated and corrupt a society becomes. Douglas Mac Author said it best: “Pluralism is the enemy, the longer it is allowed to exist, the bigger and bloodier the wars it creates!”
Natural law, is appalling to progressives, as it lends restrictions to “an all embracing pluralism”, which at its furthest limits, cannot even distinguish between right and wrong, good or bad – as relativism becomes God. This is why all the philosophers I have ever spoken with, seem distant and even ungrounded from any type of absolutes! This is where the limits of human understand reach their end. Or as Solomon put it, “Vanity, vanity, all is vanity…”
This was the basis for the Western cultures, which have been immensely blessed throughout history. Or what some might call the Judeo – Christian principals. When you discard these principles on the ash heap of history, as being antiquated, you are actually declaring that the Lord God our Creator is antiquated, and you enter into the darkness of natural understanding.
So, to get back on point, we now have a military which is “all inclusive” of everyone and every life style, which by its very nature must exclude the values I have aforementioned from our past. Equality is a myth, it does not exist, nor ever has! It is the lie (false narrative) which only allows the most powerful groups to maintain control over the masses, it is mere tribalism when all the different peoples who happen to be in power, insist upon their own lifestyles! Democracies cannot function when everyone insists upon their own ways!
What should we teach our boys who will become men, and our daughters who bare the offspring of our men? Are they equal, or are they created differently for a reason? Many nowadays would not even consider such a question, as that might infringe upon their (so called) rights!
In speaking with a Soldier buddy of mine at Ft. Hood, TX. He informs me that many women now take the testosterone hormone, so as to keep up with their male counterparts in the infantry! This is what gives me so much disgust, as I remember back to a simpler time when only men were allowed in combat arms, and rightfully so! It seems to me that the white straight male, is the only one excluded from having “rights” within our military today. If a female (for example) cannot function well in a field environment, the male soldier is at the very least, brow beaten to conform to the “New Army culture” and asked questions like; “are you saying you don’t want her in your foxhole”?! If the man answers in the affirmative, his career, and possibly even his personal freedoms become endangered by officials who are more concerned with their (political) careers, than they are with what is most effective and advantages’ to the whole of their troops! And, I am talking about the lives of both men, women, and deviants there of…
The military used to be able to legally discriminate based upon its needs, now it seems to me they only discriminate against the glue, in which once held together the very fabric of the esprit décor of the American Armed Forces.
Scriptural references: (which are only written to an actual disciple)
Of course, I am most guilty of violating the so called establishment clause, which not only separates Church and State, but wholeheartedly wishes to overcome any of its restrictions within society today. For, like righteous Lot; I am “vexed by the filthy conversation of the wicked” 2 Peter 2:7.
The “Church” is guilty of trying to teach the wicked by carnal means, the things of God, which are only given by the Lord to his people, they do not apply to the general population, which most evangelists fail to understand! 1 John 4: test the spirits, Matthew 7:6 give not which is Holy to dogs.
As for my people, (Spiritual Israel – not carnal) “children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths”. Isaiah 3:12.
Your wives, your little ones, and your cattle, shall remain in the land which Moses gave you on this side Jordan; but ye shall pass before your brethren armed, all the mighty men of valour, and help them; Joshua 1:14
Manly men…. Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 1 Corinthians 6:9
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 2 Thessalonians 2:7. – IS WELL UNDERWAY!
For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. Isaiah 60:2.
Come quickly Lord Jesus, the whole creation groans for the revelation of the sons of God!