Published on Apr 8, 2018
Apologies for my errors in judgment.
Elders can see if someone is headed down the wrong path.
Yet ultimately, it is the Lord who allows and orchestrates events for his sheep to learn and grow, and not mere men.
Elders should be able to discern the difference in a brother or sister of the Lord, whereas a younger member of the body of Christ, is still yet unable to do so. This is partly because so few elders exist nowadays who have the understanding of the different mindsets of reputable doctrines, (which we use to communicate in following Christ with others). And Satan uses these doctrinal divides, often destroying the unity of the body. Unfortunately most churches don’t understand the difference between the soul (emotional reasoning), the human spirit, and the Holy Spirit’s place and functions: which causes problems and unneeded divisions amongst the body.
Beware the monster you kill… because you too will become that monster! [Friedrich Nietzsche].
I never thought that being a follower of Jesus Christ that I would ever be quoting Nietzsche…
But I now see this is what happens when we operate in the flesh, under our own steam, especially while applying the letter of the law (and not Christ) to others!
The one who doesn’t think himself guilty of this, merely deceives himself, and like a good lawyer or salesman deceives others around him.
One thing that most human beings are lacking in, is in extending grace to others – like our Lord did for us. I have beaten up on my own ghosts’ for years, believing it was the Lord who was showing me greater truth of why I am who I had become. Armed with the new truth I perceived in dealing with sociopaths, I then dove into others head first to slay who I perceived they were.
Although this was not my nature, I started noticing I tended to morph into those who I have been the victim of. It starts with the ones closest to you, and will move forward, unless you apply the brakes! Those who think that they are above reproach, will never concede to applying the brakes, as the pride of life, and often their own sense of justice, (legalism) only drives them further into a self-righteous fury!
Yet this IS NOT the way of the Lord, who is gentle, forgiving, and full of grace. No, not Mary, but rather our heavenly Father, who has graced us before the foundation of the earth in sending his only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ as our atonement for sin.
Grace, grace, grace, I say, which no man can boast upon! As much as I may wish Jesus be Lord of my life above all else, I am powerless in attempting any type of change within myself! Did you get that? Powerless in orchestrating any type of change, no matter how hard I may want to obtain it!
I have learned some fantastic (Armenian type) Bible passages about choosing to follow the “narrow way” these past dozen years, and that is a good thing in wishing to be firmly rooted in Christ, yet the danger comes in with the wrong type of judging of others hearts occurs, and should the tide turn by others, it may be you who is swept from such a rigid foundation of stone!
The problem is when that rigid stone foundation is confused with being The Rock, who is Only Jesus Christ, or Lord, Savior, and ultimate judge. Whoa be it unto men, who try to walk in those shoes: for only heretical hypocrisy, apostasy, and perhaps hell awaits them, and at the very best, the judgment of a teacher who taught many in error, or worse as a false prophet.
In my view, only a fool would seek such a spiritual position of authority and responsibility. But I digress, the point is to be humble and unassuming to another’s status which is strictly amongst him, and the Lord God of Israel.
Like the Galatians we must be careful not to fall into our own heretical forms of worship and celebrations, but at the same time we must be diligent to not overstep our own understanding and authority in the judgment of others – especially in being graced so much ourselves!!
Yes we must maintain good order amongst the brethren, but be wise in taking command and control over those whom the Lord has graced.
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.
Clean Sweep, is about shaking of burdens of the world which may overwhelm one’s heart, and causing damage to your relationship with Jesus Christ.
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!
In the western world we use the mind to understand, reason and memorize facts. This is known as natural understanding. Yet the Bible specifically says to lean not towards your own (natural) understanding!
This is because the Lord God is Spirit and truth, so we must know him, and follow him in spirit and truth, not just our filing systems between our ears! In the 1960’s you had the Jesus movement, and people got into Jesus, yet often times Jesus was not “into” them! This is an age-old problem of believing in something, yet the belief system, like a philosophy, has no power over sin! This is called being religious, and although certain philosophies are much more beneficial than others in our personal lives, they should never be confused with actually receiving and abiding in Christ, who has power over sin!
The most tragic part of any belief system, is that people truly believe they are in the right place – when in truth, they may not be! Satan appeals to the mind, the eye, the soul and emotions to have his way with us, yet he does not care for us, only furthering his own cause which is to be lord and god over all the creation.
Yet the Lord God, who is the creator of heaven and earth, chooses out of humanity (before the creation) a people for himself, to move and operate in to bring glory to himself and his eternal purposes alone! God is good, as God is Holy, and he cannot be in the presence of sin! The love the Lord God has, was the action, of giving his only begotten son (the second Adam) as an atonement for sin, for the ones God has chosen to do a work of Salvation within. You can’t “sign up” for Jesus, it is the work of the Holy Spirit alone, in convicting us of our need for him, because of sin. This spiritual work – which only the Lord does, is known as sanctification, which is a separating out from the world, the flesh and our sin natures, which all humanity has suffered and are born with. This is why it is by Grace we are saved, in whom the Lord starts a work in. I have found that a child who is sown into the world as wheat, will always suffer rejection by the world: by are those sown into the world as tears or weeds.
After man fell from life and grace (separation) by being tempted to sin by Satan, in “willful disobedience to him” thus caused independence of God, just like we have the ability to do after our initial repentance and regeneration . This independence from God is called death, (for a born again believer it spells spiritual death – eventually, if there is no repentance). The rest of humanity continues to suffer this (separation) death to God, and will suffer physical destruction after the judgment.This continued willful separation from God (by the ones who have been given a chance at eternal life), inherently produces spiritual death, and although there is but one Christ and one Salvation, the disciple must continue to abide in the life-giving sap of the vine, the bad fruit is cut off and pruned, yet if the branch continues to dry up and die, it too is ultimately cut off and burnt!
We must have a love for the truth, (who is Jesus Christ within us) should we ultimately hope to finish with Christ, and further enter into the kingdom of heaven, which Jesus taught was within us now!
All Christian doctrine that I am familiar with teaches Salvation by Grace alone, as this is the Lord God’s work within us which produces growth and fruit in our lives, which is unquestionably correct! Yet other doctrines emphasize that anyone can be saved (from sin) and a type of legalism of do this – but not that, is preached! Still other doctrines will teach that real believers (the good ground) are the only true elect, and therefore the only ones who can hope to finish the race. Yet the Apostle Paul spoke about, when he pushed on in for the prize, as to not becoming disqualified!
Both these belief systems (doctrines) cannot possibly both be correct, which means there is error in one or both. So how do we discern the truth? We do this by abiding in Christ, and letting him show us! Not by compiling all the texts together and combing through them by natural intellect. Paul understood this principle, he called those that didn’t abide in Christ, enemies of the cross. John said that there where those who started with us, yet became diverted to a different Gospel. The different Gospel is walking in independence from going to the Lord: (The Old Testament is full of examples of this). After Pentecost, this is what John called the “Spirit” of antichrist! So then the “Spirit” of antichrist, is the same as the “Spirit” of error. It is really quite simple for those who abide in Christ, and don’t walk in independence (which is sin) apart from the Lord in their natural understanding. No man-made institution can teach one these truths, it is learned by our spirits – otherwise after millenniums it would have already taken root, and you can bet Satan would have tried to counterfeit it!
This shows that the physical world, and all living creatures have been affected by sin and imperfection with the exception of the “Second Adam”, God incarnate – “Jesus Christ”. Without whom no man will see God! He is the way, the truth, and the life, and without Him, humanity is stuffed!
The actions of the Cross, was the victory over sin (separation from God), and on a spiritual level, Satan IS defeated! Yet on the carnal level, the struggle continues and we who have started with Christ, must continue to abide in him for a renewal of our “spiritual strength and life” not just our natural understanding.
This is why I always say, that you cannot teach someone into Jesus!
It is a matter of heart, will we walk with him (the ones who’ve been given the chance to become the sons and daughters of God), or will we not? Everything in the world is a potential distraction in moving further and further away from our Lord. This is what the disciples all understood sometime after the day of Pentecost, even Peter.
That’s why the greatest of the commandments is to love the Lord thy God first, before all else!
Jesus did not come to do away with this law, he came to fulfill it!
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!
Published on Apr 27, 2018