IS GOD IN CONTROL?

“God will be lawful in everything. Lucifer is the god of this world and God will allow him to run it…”

“But God is in control!” I cannot tell you how many times I have seen that comment under posts describing war, chaos and End-Times Prophecy. It seems, that for some, the idea that God is in control provides comfort in ignorance. Many seem to believe that they do not have to think or study because, “God is in Control.”

That brings two questions to mind:

  1. If that is true, is it an excuse for ignorance?
  2. Is it True? Is God really in control?

Let us briefly consider the first question. Scripture tells us what to watch for and Jesus, repeatedly commanded us to watch. I believe that to choose ignorance is a sin. If Scripture tells us what to watch for and Jesus commands us to watch, not to watch is to live in sin and rebellion, daily disobeying the direct command of Jesus Christ. Let us assume, for a moment, that God really is in total control, micromanaging every detail of current events. Does that fact excuse those who refuse to watch? I do not think so. “God is in control,” is not an excuse for willful ignorance.

What about the second question, is God really in total control of everything? We need to look at that question from two different perspectives:

  1. Eternal
  2. Day to day

From an eternal perspective, the answer is certainly yes. God is outside of time. He sees the end from the beginning. When time comes to an end, everything will have turned out exactly as He planned in the eternal past, before He created time. God will have his way. Every prophecy of the Book will be fulfilled. In that sense, God is in control.

I am going to propose however, that most of what happens in the world, on a daily basis, is not under God’s control but rather, under control of Lucifer, who is, according to the Bible, “the god of this world.” On a local basis, some things are the result of demonic activity but most things that happen are a result of the sinful actions of sinful people.

Adam was the first “god of this world.” God gave Adam dominion over the world and everything in it. When Adam sinned, that title, and all the authority that goes with it, was given to the Nachash, Satan, the Devil, Lucifer or whatever you would call him. When Jesus came, the Devil took him to a high place and showed him all the Kingdoms of the earth. Satan offered those kingdoms, with all the riches and power associated with them, to Jesus, if Jesus would only bow down and worship him. Jesus, we know, refused the offer. What He did not do was to challenge the Devil’s legal authority or ability to carry through on his promise. Jesus accepted Lucifer as the rightful god of this world.

Matthew 4: 8 Again, the Devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 And he said to Him, “I will give You all these things if You will fall down and worship me.”

If God was in control, in the way that many assume, Jesus would have called Satan’s bluff. Jesus would have laughed at the Devil… “My Father controls everything… You can’t do that!” But, for the moment, Satan does have that authority and he is, very much, in control.

God will be lawful in everything. Lucifer is the god of this world and God will allow him to run it. God wins in the end. God knows what the Devil is going to do and He has told us about it in his Word. We know, not only that God will win, but all the major events on the road to Armageddon. We are watching those events take place before our very eyes.

The thing that escapes those who use “God is in control” as an answer to every problem, is that Lucifer wins. The Devil gives power to the Beast and the Beast defeats the Church. We lose! On an earthly plain, we are the losers.

Daniel 7:21 “I kept looking, and that horn was waging war with the saints and overpowering them…”

Revelation 13:7 And he was permitted to wage war against the saints and to conquer them. He was also given authority over every tribe, people, language, and nation.

Of course, we go to Heaven and return with Jesus Christ when He defeats the forces of evil in the valley of Megiddo…

If God was in control, the Beast could not make war against the Saints or overcome them. Everything is not going to work out well. One Christian is being martyred for his faith every fifteen minutes… Today, all day long. The United States will be destroyed. American and British Christians are going to suffer, just like the saints in the Middle East are suffering today… God is not going to stop that. There is no exemption. “every tribe, people, language, and nation” means “every tribe, people, language, and nation.”

“God is in control” is not even true. God will win. God knows. God permits. But God is not in control… the Devil is in control. This is his world.

“God is in control” is not an excuse for ignorance, nor is it a bed under which you can hide. You need to learn what to watch for. You need to obey the command of your Savior and “Watch.” You need to prepare, both spiritually and physically for the chaos, the turmoil and the pain that is coming. You must be prepared to die.

You cannot hide but you can watch, you can be aware, you can prepare and you can make Heaven your home.

David…

THE NEW TESTAMENT AND THE LAW

What follows is Scripture. If you are a “Kosher-Kristian”, under the Law of Moses, please do not read these Scriptures. They will ruin your life…

Acts

The law is an unbearable yoke.

Acts 15:10 Now then, why are you testing God by putting a yoke on the disciples’ necks that neither our ancestors nor we have been able to bear? 11 On the contrary, we believe we are saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus in the same way they are.”

Romans

The law reveals sin but cannot fix it.

Romans 3:20 For no one will be justified in His sight by the works of the law, because the knowledge of sin comes through the law.

If the law worked then faith would be irrelevant.

Romans 4:14 If those who are of the law are heirs, faith is made empty and the promise is canceled.

The purpose of the law was to increase sin.

Romans 5:20 The law came along to multiply the trespass. But where sin multiplied, grace multiplied even more.

Christians are not under the law.

Romans 6:14 For sin will not rule over you, because you are not under law but under grace.

Christians have been delivered from the law.

Romans 7:1 Since I am speaking to those who understand law, brothers, are you unaware that the law has authority over someone as long as he lives? 2 For example, a married woman is legally bound to her husband while he lives. But if her husband dies, she is released from the law regarding the husband. 3 So then, if she gives herself to another man while her husband is living, she will be called an adulteress. But if her husband dies, she is free from that law. Then, if she gives herself to another man, she is not an adulteress.

4 Therefore, my brothers, you also were put to death in relation to the law through the crucified body of the Messiah, so that you may belong to another—to Him who was raised from the dead—that we may bear fruit for God. 5 For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions operated through the law in every part of us and bore fruit for death. 6 But now we have been released from the law, since we have died to what held us, so that we may serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old letter of the law.

The law is good, perfect and holy but cannot help you be good, perfect or holy.

Romans 7: 7 What should we say then? Is the law sin? Absolutely not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin if it were not for the law. For example, I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, Do not covet. 8 And sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, produced in me coveting of every kind. For apart from the law sin is dead. 9 Once I was alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life 10 and I died. The commandment that was meant for life resulted in death for me. 11 For sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me, and through it killed me. 12 So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and just and good.

The law which promises life only brings death through sin.

Romans 7: 9 Once I was alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life 10 and I died. The commandment that was meant for life resulted in death for me. 11 For sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me, and through it killed me. 12 So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and just and good.

The law makes you sinful beyond measure.

Romans 7:13 13 Therefore, did what is good cause my death? Absolutely not! On the contrary, sin, in order to be recognized as sin, was producing death in me through what is good, so that through the commandment, sin might become sinful beyond measure.

The law is weak.

Romans 8:1 Therefore, no condemnation now exists for those in Christ Jesus, 2 because the Spirit’s law of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. 3 What the law could not do since it was limited by the flesh, God did. He condemned sin in the flesh by sending His own Son in flesh like ours under sin’s domain, and as a sin offering, 4 in order that the law’s requirement would be accomplished in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

1 Corinthians

 The strength of sin is the law

1 Corinthians 15:56 Now the sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.

2 Corinthians

 The law is a ministry of death.

2 Corinthians 3:7 Now if the ministry of death, chiseled in letters on stones, came with glory, so that the Israelites were not able to look directly at Moses’ face because of the glory from his face–a fading glory—

The law is a ministry of condemnation.

2 Corinthians 3:9 For if the ministry of condemnation had glory, the ministry of righteousness overflows with even more glory.

The law has no glory at all in comparison with the New Covenant.

2 Corinthians 3:10 In fact, what had been glorious is not glorious now by comparison because of the glory that surpasses it.

The law is fading away.

2 Corinthians 3:11 For if what was fading away was glorious, what endures will be even more glorious.

Anywhere the law is preached it produces a mind-hardening and a heart-hardening veil.

2 Corinthians 3:14 but their minds were closed. For to this day, at the reading of the old covenant, the same veil remains; it is not lifted, because it is set aside only in Christ. 15 Even to this day, whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their hearts,

Galatians

 The law justifies nobody.

Galatians 2:15 15 We who are Jews by birth and not “Gentile sinners” 16 know that no one is justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ.

Christians are dead to the law.

Galatians 2:19 For through the law I have died to the law, so that I might live for God. I have been crucified with Christ

The law frustrates grace.

Galatians 2:21 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died for nothing.

To go back to the law after embracing faith is “stupid”.

Galatians 3:1 You foolish Galatians! Who has hypnotized you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was vividly portrayed as crucified? 2 I only want to learn this from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law or by hearing with faith? 3 Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now going to be made complete by the flesh? 4 Did you suffer so much for nothing—if in fact it was for nothing? 5 So then, does God supply you with the Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law or by hearing with faith?

The law curses all who practice it and fail to do it perfectly.

Galatians 3:10 For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, because it is written: Everyone who does not continue doing everything written in the book of the law is cursed.

The law has nothing to do with faith.

Galatians 3:11 Now it is clear that no one is justified before God by the law, because the righteous will live by faith. 12 But the law is not based on faith; instead, the one who does these things will live by them.

The law was a curse that Christ redeemed us from.

Galatians 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, because it is written: Everyone who is hung on a tree is cursed.

The law functioned in God’s purpose as a temporary covenant from Moses till John the Baptist announced Christ.

Galatians 3: 16 Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say “and to seeds,” as though referring to many, but referring to one, and to your seed, who is Christ. 17 And I say this: The law, which came 430 years later, does not revoke a covenant that was previously ratified by God and cancel the promise. 18 For if the inheritance is from the law, it is no longer from the promise; but God granted it to Abraham through the promise. 19 Why then was the law given? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise was made would come. The law was put into effect through angels by means of a mediator.

If the law worked God would have used it to save us.

Galatians 3:21 Is the law therefore contrary to God’s promises? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that was able to give life, then righteousness would certainly be by the law.

The law was our prison.

Galatians 3:23 Before this faith came, we were confined under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith was revealed.

The law makes you a slave like Hagar.

Galatians 4:21 Tell me, those of you who want to be under the law, don’t you hear the law? 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave and the other by a free woman. 23 But the one by the slave was born according to the impulse of the flesh, while the one by the free woman was born as the result of a promise. 24 These things are illustrations, for the women represent the two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai and bears children into slavery—this is Hagar.

Ephesians

 Christ has abolished the law which was a wall of hostility

Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus, you who were far away have been brought near by the blood of the Messiah. 14 For He is our peace, who made both groups one and tore down the dividing wall of hostility. In His flesh, 15 He made of no effect the law consisting of commands and expressed in regulations, so that He might create in Himself one new man from the two, resulting in peace. 16 He did this so that He might reconcile both to God in one body through the cross and put the hostility to death by it.

Philippians

 Paul considered everything the law gained him as “skybalon” which is Greek for “poop”.

Philippians 3:4 although I once also had confidence in the flesh. If anyone else thinks he has grounds for confidence in the flesh, I have more: 5 circumcised the eighth day; of the nation of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew born of Hebrews; regarding the law, a Pharisee; 6 regarding zeal, persecuting the church; regarding the righteousness that is in the law, blameless.

7 But everything that was a gain to me, I have considered to be a loss (skybalon) because of Christ.

1 Timothy

 The law is only good if used in the right context.

1 Timothy 1:8 But we know that the law is good, provided one uses it legitimately. 9 We know that the law is not meant for a righteous person, but for the lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinful, for the unholy and irreverent, for those who kill their fathers and mothers, for murderers, 10 for the sexually immoral and homosexuals, for kidnappers, liars, perjurers, and for whatever else is contrary to the sound teaching…

Hebrews

 The law is weak, useless and makes nothing perfect.

Hebrews 7:18 So the previous command is annulled because it was weak and unprofitable 19 (for the law perfected nothing), but a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God.

God has found fault with it and created a better covenant, enacted on better promises.

Hebrews 8: 7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion for a second one.

It is obsolete, growing old and ready to vanish.

Hebrews 8:13 By saying, a new covenant, He has declared that the first is old. And what is old and aging is about to disappear.

It is only a shadow of good things to come and will never make someone perfect.

Hebrews 10:1 Since the law has only a shadow of the good things to come, and not the actual form of those realities, it can never perfect the worshipers by the same sacrifices they continually offer year after year.

THE BIBLE AND KARL MARX

It was from these passages that Karl Marx received the inspiration for his communist Manifesto…

Acts 2: 42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to the prayers.

43 Then fear came over everyone, and many wonders and signs were being performed through the apostles. 44 Now all the believers were together and held all things in common. 45 They sold their possessions and property and distributed the proceeds to all, as anyone had a need. 46 Every day they devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple complex, and broke bread from house to house. They ate their food with a joyful and humble attitude, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And every day the Lord added to them those who were being saved.

Acts 4: 32 Now the large group of those who believed were of one heart and mind, and no one said that any of his possessions was his own, but instead they held everything in common. 33 And the apostles were giving testimony with great power to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was on all of them. 34 For there was not a needy person among them, because all those who owned lands or houses sold them, brought the proceeds of the things that were sold, 35 and laid them at the apostles’ feet. This was then distributed for each person’s basic needs.

It was from these passages that Karl Marx received the inspiration for his communist Manifesto. It is a noble sounding idea but there are several things to note here:

  • That which works for Christians, empowered by the Spirit of God, is doomed for failure if attempted by godless pagans, outside of the Kingdom of God.
  • This sharing was their idea. It was not commanded by God.
  • Nowhere, in Scripture, are we commanded to follow their example.
  • It did not work in Jerusalem.

The next time we hear of Jerusalem, there is a famine and the Christians there are starving. Paul spends much of his ministry and many words, in his Epistles, collecting money for the poor in Jerusalem. He spends a considerable part of both First and Second Corinthians and a part of the book of Romans, on fund raising to rescue the poor and starving Christians in the Holy City. It is notable that that which started out as a noble idea, resulted in starvation, even among the Saints of God.

1 Corinthians 16: 2 On the first day of the week, each of you is to set something aside and save in keeping with how he prospers, so that no collections will need to be made when I come. 3 When I arrive, I will send with letters those you recommend to carry your gracious gift to Jerusalem.

Communism has a remarkable record. It has led every single nation where it has taken root, into massive and un-survivable poverty. It has never succeeded, not even once, in any nation on earth. In spite of that, University professors, in Universities around the world, remain enamored with the idea and politicians have discovered that, there being more poor than rich in the world, the promise of stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, will get them elected repeatedly, even after a lifetime of failing to carry through with their promises.

Look at the people who now hate communism in Venezuela… Following free elections in which they have repeatedly and overwhelmingly voted for the Commie who promised them free everything all the time, forever!

Chavez and Obama were best buddies. They both shared Fidel Castro as their number one hero. Maduro is the handpicked follower of Chavez, carrying on the policies instituted by Chavez.

  • I was in Venezuela the night the clouds cried, whole barrios slid down the mountainside in Caracas and the people elected Chavez the first time.
  • I was in Venezuela when Chavez lead his first coup against the government.
  • I remember when he bombed Caracas and the presidential palace. That was the night that bullets kept landing on the tin roof of my little house.
  • I remember when Chavez walked into the TV Station and murdered the News Anchor, in cold blood, on national television.
  • I remember how he fled to the then communist country of Peru, for asylum.
  • I remember when the next President pardoned him.
  • I remember how the great killer ran for president on the promise of taking all the money from working people and giving it to the unemployable.
  • I remember how shocked I was the day he won…
  • What does not shock me is how it has turned out.

Satan is famous for producing noble sounding ideals that never work. Even Right-Wing, American ideals have been sold as “Christian Ideals,” when, in fact, they were demonic ideals. Be very careful of the noble idea, sold by the slick politician…

David…

SPEAKING TRUTH IN LOVE

The fact that the truth offends, is no excuse for me to be offensive…

Ephesians 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, let us grow in every way into Him who is the head—Christ.

My wife is the most loving, kind and considerate Christian I know. Jesus loved Cathy enough to save her and He loves you enough to save you. Cathy will love you into the Kingdom. Everybody loves Cathy.

We are opposites. I am mean, ugly, hardheaded and doctrinally correct. I will speak the truth as I find it in Scripture and as the Spirit convicts, but nobody feels the love.

It isn’t that I don’t love people. I love them enough to point out the truth, even when I know that the truth will greatly offend them and that they will reject that truth. I want to just be loving. I want everybody to love me. I want people around me to feel the love of Jesus, like it was just oozing out of my bones. You do not know how desperately I desire that, but these are desperate times and the truth keeps getting in the way.

The truth, however ugly and counter-culture it may be, can be spoken in love. I know that because the Bible tells me to do so. God would not tell me to speak the truth in love, if it were not possible to do so. God just wouldn’t do that.

I need to practice being kind and loving. I can take a hint from Jesus… “Go and sin no more… you brood of vipers!” How do I ever find that balance?

1 Timothy 5:20 Those who continue in sin, rebuke in the presence of all, so that the rest also will be fearful of sinning. (Speaking the truth in love.)

Luke 17:3a Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him… (Speaking the truth in love.)

Titus 1:13 This testimony is true. For this reason, reprove them severely so that they may be sound in the faith… (Speaking the truth in love.)

Titus 2:15 These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no one disregard you. (Speaking the truth in love.)

2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction. (Speaking the truth in love.)

“Speaking the truth in love.” Let us look at that passage in context:

Now grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of the Messiah’s gift. For it says:

When He ascended on high,
He took prisoners into captivity;
He gave gifts to people.

But what does “He ascended” mean except that He descended to the lower parts of the earth? 10 The One who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill[ all things.11 And He personally gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, 12 for the training of the saints in the work of ministry, to build up the body of Christ, 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of God’s Son, growing into a mature man with a stature measured by Christ’s fullness. 14 Then we will no longer be little children, tossed by the waves and blown around by every wind of teaching, by human cunning with cleverness in the techniques of deceit. 15 But speaking the truth in love, let us grow in every way into Him who is the head—Christ. 16 From Him the whole body, fitted and knit together by every supporting ligament, promotes the growth of the body for building up itself in love by the proper working of each individual part.

We are to grow up. This is about growing up and maturing to the point that we are no longer blown about by “every wind of doctrine.” We are to grow into unity but that unity can only be found in Christ and the truth of Scripture. Seeking unity through compromise will never work. Speaking lies, because they are more “loving” than the truth, will never work.

The truth is, that the truth is ugly and offensive to those who reject it. There is a deep and inherent offense in the message of the Cross. Those who have been trained in lies, disguised as truth, revolt at the real truth, rejecting it off hand. I did! When God started showing me how things that I had learned in church, things taught to me as “Gospel Truth,” violated his Word, I rebelled. “Not my Pastor! Not my church! They would never teach me anything wrong!” I cried, I screamed at God, I told people that they were crazy! So why am I surprised that others have the same reaction? Sometimes you just have to get angry and fight through things.

However, the fact that the truth offends, is no excuse for me to be offensive. Error must be confronted but it is easier to accept the truth from those who smile and take your interest and needs to heart. I must learn to take on other people’s burdens. I must seek to understand where they are and where they come from. I must identify with them as brothers and sisters in the Lord. I must meet their needs. Only then, will I have the right to speak truth into their lives.

Please pray for me, that in however it may be possible, I will learn to speak the truth in love. I am not even certain what that means but I am aware that I need to learn.

David…

THE AMAZING GULLIBILITY OF THE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN

It is true that, in 1776, the majority of Americans were believing Christians. It is for that reason that early documents, such as the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, present demonic ideas and ideals in Christian language and in a manner intentionally designed to deceive Believers.

It is a lie to state that our Government, designed by Jesuits, Masons and Deists, was ever Christian. Satan is the god of this world and for better or worse, all governments are under his control. The Devil offered Jesus Christ, “all the kingdoms of this world.” He had the right and the ability to do that because they are all part of the Kingdom of Darkness; they are the Kingdoms of this World. The United States of America is no exception.

Then the seventh angel sounded; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever.” (Revelation 11:15)

The Kingdom of this World will become the Kingdom of our God, but not until the Angel blows the seventh and final trumpet. Meanwhile, no matter how badly Babylonian Christians want to believe otherwise, the United States of America remains the most powerful nation in the Kingdom of Darkness and Donald Trump, no matter how many of his lies you insist on believing, is the leader of that nation.

Those who would insist that Donald Trump is better than Hillary Clinton or any other American Leader, are deceived. Joseph Stalin killed more people than Adolph Hitler. We could argue that Hitler was the better leader. Hitler killed more Jews than Stalin. We could argue that Stalin was the better man. Donald Trump is the King of Babylon. Donald Trump is the most powerful leader in the Kingdom of Darkness.

The Kingdom of Darkness is at war with the Kingdom of Heaven. Donald Trump is leading the war against God and against Jesus Christ. Meanwhile, half of all American Christians are so deceived as to believe that he is a Prince of God, sent to save them. This, they must believe, because they are, first and foremost, Americans. All of their life, their security, their happiness, their hope and their future is tied up in the United States. If America should fall, everything they hold as precious and necessary to life would fail. God cannot allow that to happen. If America dies, God dies with her.

Wishful thinking replaces Scripture and crowds out common sense.

We have invaded the Middle East, killing millions of people and destabilizing nations, because we are the Good Guys. Really? Their leaders were mean. We did the right thing by killing them and causing the death of hundreds of thousands of their citizens, because we are “Good” and they were “evil”. Really? We were trying to fight Al-Qaeda. We trained and armed Al-Qaeda. We are after ISIS. We trained and armed ISIS. This is retribution for 9/11. Anyone willing to look beyond their prejudice knows that 9/11 was a false flag. We are the good guys. Really?

Compare that to the atrocity that is the Congo. Only World War Two has claimed more lives than the war in the Congo. Rebel Leaders in the Congo have killed more people than Hitler and Stalin combined. So far, the United States of America has invested less than $10,000 in the effort to bring peace to the Congo. We are the good guys?

  • There is Petroleum in the Middle East.
  • Damascus sits on top of the largest petroleum field ever discovered.
  • North Korea threatens those who produce the goods we consume and threatens to nuke our military bases.
  • The Congo has no natural resources and poses no threat to our economy or our lives.

We have invaded nations that have done us no harm and killed millions of people in the pursuit of oil. In spite of that, Babylonian Christians will continue to insist that we are God’s Country and Trump is God’s man, sent to save us so that we can sin another day.

Did God allow Trump to be placed in power? Yes. The same God who allowed Israel to install Saul as their first King, allowed Manasseh to ascend to the throne as their last King. The Same God who called Abraham, allowed Israel to be carried off into captivity.

You folks have a choice. You can open your eyes and see the truth or you can bury your head in the sand. You can accept the truth or you can insist on wishful thinking; finding refuge in ignorance… Your choice…

The Kingdom of Darkness or the Kingdom of Light… Are you American or Christian? Where is your heart?

Will your God die with America?

David…

THE TERRIFIED AND THE IGNORANT

Under every post on war or trouble or trials or tribulations, beneath every post on End-Times Prophecy, you will find them; comments from the terrified and the ignorant Christianites and Christianettes. They almost always include a verse or two that includes the phrase “Fear not…” The commentator, his or her fear showing through the misspelled and misplaced words, informs us that, in times like these, we should not be afraid. Follow up questions and answers quickly reveal a fearful soul who is, almost always, totally ignorant of the issue being discussed.

In their fear, these Babylonian Christianites and etts, assume that anyone posting such horrifying pictures, with such terrible headlines, must share their own fear, and most certainly are in need of spiritual comfort. Their assumption is that, either the poster of such information is posting it because they are very afraid or, worse, because they are a big Meany who has set out to terrify timid souls.

Ignorance, it seems, is their only refuge. They assume that if no one talks about it and if they do not know about it, it cannot hurt them…

That, is a lie from Hell!

Scripture tells us what to watch for. Jesus commands us to watch. If we did not know what to watch for, we would be guilty of willful ignorance. If we did not watch, we would be living in rebellion, sin, and in direct disobedience to the direct command of Jesus Christ. If we did not share the danger that we did see, we would be held guilty for the blood of everyone who died because we did not warn them.

We do not share because we are afraid.

1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; instead, perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment. So the one who fears has not reached perfection in love.

We do not share in order to frighten the timid; we share because:

  • Jesus commands us to watch. You cannot watch without seeing.
  • God commands us to sound the alarm.
  • God will hold us guilty if we do not.
  • We love the Brethren enough to share.
  • Others need to prepare for the destruction that is upon us.

When others share, I learn. When I share, others learn. Together, we are continually watching, thinking, and sharing. This is how the Elect of God are preparing.

Ezekiel 33:1 33 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 2 “Son of man, speak to the sons of your people and say to them, ‘If I bring a sword upon a land, and the people of the land take one man from among them and make him their watchman, 3 and he sees the sword coming upon the land and blows on the trumpet and warns the people, 4 then he who hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, and a sword comes and takes him away, his blood will be on his own head. 5 He heard the sound of the trumpet but did not take warning; his blood will be on himself. But had he taken warning, he would have delivered his life. 6 But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet and the people are not warned, and a sword comes and takes a person from them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require from the watchman’s hand.’

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