Saturday, December 08, 2012

Looking for Christ?


The Supreme Court will now visit the issue of gay marriage. And if they uphold the decision by some states, and if they make gay marriage legally recognized across the nation, democracy will have worked. How can some believers not see that a representative republic, which is a form of democracy, has never been of God? Just who do these men and women represent? For the most part they represent people who do not know Christ. Is that what Christ desires?

And even if all unsaved people were pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, and conservative in all their moral and economic views would that satisfy the Spirit? All that would do is appease believers and probably lesson any evangelistic fervor which is diminutive as it stands now anyway. When will the church quit chasing morals and economics? Even some of the most mature and Biblically knowledgeable believers have been swept away with this ghost of Christmas past, present and future called nationalism. Democracy has become an idol, America is a golden calf, and the founding fathers have been made into a fairy tale.

And now democracy is working with open efficiency. President Obama has been reelected. Abortion is still legal. Gay marriage will become the law of the land. And all of this is because the majority rules! Don’t you feel the love? Please, don’t you see that sweet and bitter water cannot come from the same well? Nationalism and democracy are bitter wells that sometimes deceive us into thinking they operate along side God’s eternal kingdom. They do not. The systems of man are always in opposition to the kingdom of God even if sometimes they accidently align themselves with a handful of issues with the church. Like a pedophile using candy to lure his victims so do these systems lure people by using morality. And this candy now is being fed to us by cults? Look at the wrapper on this candy. It says “Forget about who Jesus is as Savior and Lord just help us establish some morality around here”. What?? We are supposed to ignore the Lordship of Jesus for a moment while we join hands with His enemies in order to pass some laws? What kind of Lordship is that, unless Jesus considers America more important than following Him, or more suspicious yet, He considers loving and following America the same thing as loving and following Him.

And let me ask us all this question: How did abortion become legal and how has gay marriage become legal? Is it because believers did not vote in great numbers, or is it because believers did vote in great numbers? Confused? You should be. By actively and passionately supporting an antichrist system believers have empowered it. Yes, the church has given life to what is against God And unwittingly we have been made pawns in this fallen system.

I remember watching a program which had an unusual ending. A man has a dream that his wife has been killed by crossing in front of a train. The dream is so vivid that he even recognizes the very railroad crossing in his dream. Suddenly the man awakes in a sweat, and he hears the sound of his wife starting her car so she can head toward work. The man rushes downstairs to stop her but he sees her pull away in the dark. He frantically hops into his own car and speeds down the street in order to warn her. He is driving fast and reckless.

Now his wife sees his headlights coming rapidly toward her in the distance. She begins to accelerate but the headlights still are gaining ground. After a couple of minutes the husband is right behind his wife and he is leaning on his horn in order for her to pull over. But the wife is so scared she drives even faster and faster in order to get away from this maniac, she believes. It is dark and she does not realize that it is her husband. Now she is so frightened she begins to take chances on the road and as she approached the railroad crossing she fails to see the oncoming train. Pressing down on the accelerator she and the train reach the intersection simultaneously. Jamming on his brakes the man watches as his wife is killed instantly.

Do you see the tragic irony here? The man himself was the catalyst for his wife’s death and he was the self fulfilling prophetic agent in his dream. And do you see the irony here as well? When we as believers participate and support a fallen system, we unwittingly help to empower the very system we claim is veering away from God. But we ourselves have become part of the overall process that we claim fights against God. In attempting to stop it, we have empowered and emboldened it. And when we witness that same system embracing things that are unbiblical and against the commands of God we are shocked and dismayed, and yet our hands have been on the same wheel. We have given credibility to the system and we have mistakenly believed that system could ever be a part of God’s kingdom. And because of that deception we have made it stronger. And because the kingdom of darkness heard the voices of believers calling for people to vote, they too became excited about getting out the vote. And because they are and always will be in the majority, and because democracy is all they have, they came to its defense and won the day! And they will continue to win the day within that system.

But brothers and sisters, we are not of this world and we are not of that system. This is not “our” country, we belong to another. This is not our system, we belong to God’s kingdom exclusively. The wide gate will always have a numerical advantage over the narrow gate. The entire worldly mess is what God is calling us out from and not into. But please do not think that calling believers out from this system is my crusade, or for that matter God’s either. The embracing and participation in antichrist systems is a stumbling block to a deeper and more spiritual walk with Christ. But it has been my experience that when a believer is loosed from such a stumbling block that more often than not his spiritual life is rejuvenated. And that is the ultimate goal.

The kingdom of God has never been a democracy and it never will. To submit to the will of the people is against everything we know about the Scriptures and about then Lordship of Christ. But when you participate in that system you are saying you desire to be a part of the will of the people, which in and of itself is against God. In these days even the will of the church is utterly flawed to say nothing of the will of the mixed multitude. These kinds of systems have no credibility with God and they should elicit none form us. For what fellowship has light with darkness. The great problem is that the church does not see democracy and allegiance to a nation as wrong. In fact, many see them as divine.

So when you see the fallen systems of man go through all kinds of democratic gyrations while attempting to find the fair and equitable answers that best represent the Constitution and/ or the will of the people, remember this: It is all a hollow exercise that in no way represents the kingdom of God even if they happen to stumble upon the right moral answer. In fact, the evil one has used the right moral answers to deceive millions of professing believers. Satan enjoys all the benefits of a democratic system just as he enjoys the benefits of totalitarianism. He just changes his robe to fit the circumstance. In this nation Satan comes dressed as an angel of democracy when in fact he is the enemy of our souls.


JMD said...

I remember when I had this epiphany which wasn't all that long ago. It was as freeing to me as disengaging from Christmas.

Anonymous said...

This is a good word and serious revelation and I pray we can be awakened from our slumber. All the systems that we lean on are of this world, and while we are in the world, are subject to them, although we can refrain from using them. But we can't change them. There used to be a saying that goes, "we can't fight City Hall" - and that's the way of the world these days with more and more corruption and dishonesty.

We could say the enemy has us by the tail because we've been lethargic for too long and trying to wake up and change is harder, since we've also been hypnotized by the distractions of compounding our lives with technology and unnecessary things, and so many are relying on medications of all sorts. It's hard to pull away from a life of dependency on the system. But through Christ, we can do all things.

When natural disasters hit different parts of the world, some evangelists would state that these countries were dedicated to Satan, or these countries didn't live for Christ, or such areas were being punished by God because they were planning gay parades. It's painful to hear them speak like that, as they've got to know there is sin everywhere, even in their own back yards. Their statements hurt the cause of Jesus Christ, as they speak as though they're heavenly judges, believing themselves to understand God's ways, and His wishes. They use Him to decide (depending on their politics at the time) who is worthy of punishment and who is not). Instead of showing compassion, they want to feel self-righteously justified that it wasn't them who were hit by a disaster, it's always the "other" guy, the ones "not like them". They are literally taking the place of Revelation's angel and separating the sheep from the goats, which is not their job. The tares and wheat will be together until God decides who is what and does the separating Himself. Good men who want to serve God will keep preaching and edifying, and sow the good seed, and teach and correct; that's not the same thing as publicly calling justification for catastrophes and giving God the glory on who is worthy to receive or not to receive; it's not the same thing as influencing the church to believe that their nation is exceptionally more worthy than any other country.

Abortion, unfortunately, has been going on for years, it never stopped, or decreased during previous administrations. If good men want to help stop the slaughter of innocent babies, that is a good cause. But, it doesn't turn us all into the white-robed saints of Revelation yet. We are all still tainted with some other sin. And, even if legislation passed where it was illegal to abort, the minds of young women wouldn't change; they still might find a way to abort. Does their sin not count if it's done in back alleys, illegally? Until men's hearts are given over to Christ, the sin will still be sin whether it's illegal to do the sin or not. So, the reasoning behind this new christianity that cleaning out the cup,
Matt. 23:25 - "Woe to you Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion and self-indulgence".

Anonymous said...

Romans 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

michael said...

One thing, speaking and typing from California is if the Supreme Court upholds their lessor court ruling they cease being a supreme court of the U.s. constitution in that the majority of voters in California passed Prop. 8.

The state is being governed by a select few well placed powerful people, not by a majority of the views and wishes of Californians who voted to uphold prop 8.

That being said, we the Church while sojourning through the world are encouraged by Jesus to, using KJV language, occupy until He comes. ESV says engage in business until I come. Cf Luke 19

Having said that I certainly like the way you put the numbers as they are true that there are more who enter the broadway than the narrow way!

Mat 7:13 "Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many.
Mat 7:14 For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.

Shannon said...

The Lord is allowing division within the "church" to reveal to those of us who belong to Him, who are "of" us and those who are not:

1 John 2:18,19 Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, so that it would be shown that they all are not of us.

The Lord is protecting us by opening our eyes to the fact that there are many professing believers mixed in with believers in the physical church.

As well as 1Cor 11:18,19
For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that divisions exist among you; and in part I believe it. For there must also be factions among you, so that those who are approved may become evident among you.


2Cor 11:13-15
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds.


Anonymous said...

Its strange to see so many people acting the way they do. So clearly I can see the devil and his minions working in their lives. They tell me I'm boring and, ask how can I have fun without drugs and drinking. Yet hours later I see them fighting,crying and, get locked up. I'm happily listening to Toby Mac or drawing maybe putting together next Sundays sermon. Yes I remember when I believe as them that if there was no mind altering substance involved that there could be no fun. In hindsight I can't see how I ever thought it was fun. I'm young I would like to go and have fun. I would like to go to party's and hang out with people my age; but why does there have to be alcohol or drugs? How about horseshoes, a sack race, three legged race, or charades. Good food, some music, dancing and, intelligent conversations with peers. If I put on a party like this with no drugs no one would come. Yet the guy next door could get a keg and its a party. I don't get into politics because I'm not of this world, there for what do I have to do with the worlds politics? I just want to go have some good clean fun. Sorry everybody I'm just longing for fun. I'm not on topic at all. Even people on this blog; Christian as it is probably think I'm a stick in the mud. God Bless you all