Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Coming tribulation for the Christians

Excerpts from Fall of the United States

Many Christians make the mistake of thinking that judgments are befalling the U.S. because she will not repent. The truth is that only the Christians who have the knowledge and power to obey are responsible to repent. God’s real concern is not in this world but His people who are living in it and loving it. Jesus said, “I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for those whom thou hast given me; for they are thine (Jn.17:9). He said, “I chose you out of the world” (Jn.15:19). Make no mistake; it is God who is working all things together for our good. God’s irresistible plan is to separate His kingdom from the world, the spiritual from the carnal, before the end. Jesus said in (Mt.10:34-36)…Think not that I came to send peace on the earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword (the Word). For I came to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law: and a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. The Word will divide the righteous from among the wicked. It will also judge the wicked and save the lovers of truth.

When God’s people blur the line between the world and His kingdom, He has to redefine it. Sanctification is the process of separating us from the worldly. God says in 1 Peter 2:9 that we as Christians are “a holy nation.” Friends, we are already in a one world government called the kingdom of God. This one world Christian nation should not be confused with the worldly geographic, secular, nation that we live in, but it is. This will shock some of you “God and country” folks I know, but the U.S. is not the kingdom of God for Jesus taught, “My kingdom is not of this world.” Only they that are born of God live in His kingdom and its borders are not those of the U.S. Division in God’s plan is necessary when His people do not confess or represent Him to the world. When the world can tell no difference in the lives and methods of Christians, God acts to sanctify them. As of this writing, God’s people are far from the Biblical example of Christians. Before the exodus God’s people were content to be Egyptians so “He turned their (the Egyptians) heart to hate His people, to deal subtly with His servants.” He did not want them to be comfortable in their allegiance to the world and they needed to recognize their enemy. Jesus promised the same for our day. (Mt.24:9) Then shall they deliver you up unto tribulation, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all the nations for my name’s sake. The U.S. is part of this world which will hate us so that God’s nature, character, and authority will be manifested in us. As it was in Moses time, God’s people will cry unto the Lord and He will send salvation and revival to separate them from their enemies.

With the new laws in place in this country, it is now possible for anyone that doesn’t conform to this world to be arrested and held without a trial, lawyer or even a phone call to let family or friends know where they are. We are not to resist this any more than the Apostles did in the first century, but be prepared to stand and not deny Jesus Christ our Lord.

(Ephesians 6:10) Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might.
(Ephesians 6:11) Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to
stand against the wiles of the devil.
(Ephesians 6:12)
For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
(Ephesians 6:13) Wherefore take up the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and, having done all, to stand.

I posted a video (below) to show what some of the new laws have done to our “freedoms” in this country, just in case you haven't heard…….

Death of Habeas Corpus in the USA

1679 Habeas Corpus Act

Definition of Habeas Corpus: "A writ having for it's object to bring a party before a court or judge; especially, one to inquire into the cause of a person's imprisonment or detention by another, with the view to protect the right to personal liberty; also, one to bring a prisoner into court to testify in a pending trial." http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=habeas%20corpus

Friday, November 10, 2006

This world, America, Babylon is not my home.

sojourning....looking for a city whose builder and maker is God.

The Body of Christ lives under a new covenant. The old covenant is based on law, the new covenant is based on faith.

The New covenant has nothing to do with this world or things that can be obtained by our own strength for we are seated in Heavenly places with Christ Jesus. We live in the spirit and are crucified to this world.

OLD Covenant

Has a worldly kingdom (Jerusalem)
Wars with flesh & blood
Righteousness by works, living in the flesh
Had an Earthly Temple

New Covenant

Has a spiritual kingdom (New Jerusalem)
Wars in the spirit
Righteousness by faith, living in the spirit
We are God’s Temple

Let us not mix the two together. The dispensation we are living in today is to live in the spirit. We are to love one another. We are to turn the other cheek. We are to LOVE OUR ENEMIES and pray for them. We are to bless them that curse us. We are to prefer one another.

There is no such thing as an earthly “Christian” nation. The two does not go together, it is mixing flesh and spirit. There is only one nation that God raised up to call his own, the nation of Israel. He raised Israel up for a sign, type and shadow for his ultimate purpose, a perfect spiritual body, the Body of Christ, true Sons of God.

Jesus said we are not a part of this world. “World” is kosmos in Greek, meaning: 1) an apt and harmonious arrangement or constitution, order, government.

I know here in America we have been thought that we were a Christian nation, it is so ingrained in the Christians that it is hard to believe other wise. We have let America’s Constitution describe to us our “rights” and it has become the authority on the subject rather than God's word. How many has even checked to see what God said our "God given rights" are in this earthly kingdom? Christians have wanted “their” rights, change laws and get involved in a world that isn’t our own. This world is not our home, why would I go into someone else's house and try to control it? But while visiting there, I would respect their home and do as they wanted as long as it didn’t conflict with God’s word.

Jhn 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
Jhn 17:9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
Jhn 17:14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
Jhn 17:16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

Christian may have founded America, and tried to enact so called “Christian laws” into it. But there we go again, putting “Christians and Law” together again, mixing Old Covenant and New Covenant, flesh and spirit. Remember we are “in the world” but not part of it. A Christian’s job is sharing Jesus with a lost and dying world, not getting bogged down in politics and dragging “Jesus” into the slim, filth and corruption that is in this world.

Now, take an honest look at what a Christian is and what we are called to do. Do we kill the enemy as our "flesh" and the “government” says to do? Is that loving our enemies? Or do we do like Jesus said? Jhn 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight.

God rises up nations for his own purpose, sometime to “refine” his body through fire. Remember God rose up Babylon in the Old Testament to try Israel. God has vessels of honor and vessels of dishonor.

Isaiah 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace, and create evil. I am Jehovah, that doeth all these things.
Psalms 75:7 But God is the judge: He putteth down one, and lifteth up another.

Romans Chapter 9
17 For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, For this very purpose did I raise thee up, that I might show in thee my power, and that my name might be published abroad in all the earth. 18 So then he hath mercy on whom he will, and whom he will be hardeneth. 19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he still find fault? For who withstandeth his will?20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why didst thou make me thus? 21 Or hath not the potter a right over the clay, from the same lump to make one part a vessel unto honor, and another unto dishonor? 22 What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering vessels of wrath fitted unto destruction: 23 and that he might make known the riches of his glory upon vessels of mercy, which he afore prepared unto glory, 24 even us, whom he also called, not from the Jews only, but also from the Gentiles?

Remember King David? God said David was a man after his own heart. Yet, because he was a man of war and had shed blood in battle, he would not be allowed to build God’s house.

Act 13:22 And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the [son] of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.

1Ch 28:3 But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build an house for my name, because thou [hast been] a man of war, and hast shed blood.
1Ch 22:8 But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, Thou hast shed blood abundantly, and hast made great wars: thou shalt not build an house unto my name, because thou hast shed much blood upon the earth in my sight.

And that was under the Old Covenant and building an “earthly” temple. Today, we are God’s temple, How much more do we need to keep our hands clean. God is perfecting a church without spot or wrinkle, a glorious church, true Sons of God! Let us only do the thing fitting the vessels of honor and not the things reserved only for the vessels of dishonor.

Gal 6:14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
Col 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
Col 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Col 3:3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

1Jo 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things [that are] in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1Jo 2:16 For all that [is] in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
1Jo 2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

2Cr 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
2Cr 6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
2Cr 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [them]; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
2Cr 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you,

Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.