Thursday, May 5, 2011

Prepare for Battle (Part 1): D-Day

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, in whom there is no distinction between people's, race's, classes or societies, I write to you all from the Church in St. Louis, Missouri. My prayer for the body of Christ itself has been that of protection and cleansing as of late. There is a sickness that I have sensed within the body as a whole, and sickness first comes from without, and manifests itself within. Therefore, the Lord judges from within the Church first, in order to cleanse that which is without, the world, at which the will cleansing will come at the day of judgement. And so my prayer continues the same, yet I see with spiritual eyes that the Lord is moving in a mighty way, preparing His bride for the soon return, in which we will see Him in His full glory, where no darkness can exist or breathe. The breath of glory has been breathed into our nostrils, like the first man, and we are made new. Remember, only the eye that has been made new will see the One who makes all things new. My prayer is that you be made new, and continually washed clean from the dirt of the world. 

I have not been inspired to write for some time, as can be seen by the date of my last post, but the Lord has been revealing much lately to my spirit and I have been urged to finally post. This may be longer than even the previous posts, but by the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ it will be a timely message, which will serve to prepare and wake those who are not watching.

There is an incredible advantage that I have, in comparison to the apostles of long ago which they themselves did not have, which is the ability to send a letter to such a large audience of believers by way of the Internet (I refer you to my previous post on that particular subject). Therefore, with this in mind, I take into account that there may be brothers and sisters from all over the world, outside of the United States, that may be reading this message. 

But the first part of this message is directed towards the true body of Christ in the United States:

To the Church in America:

D-Day and H-Hour

It should never leave your mind, brothers and sisters, that we, as a family, are in war together. 

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places, (Ephesians 6:12, KJV)

This war is against Satan, the prince of darkness, the ruler of the air, who seeks the doubting heart of a Christian, in order to turn him towards his own purposeful gain against the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. Be wary, and be on watch against him, for he is at the door seeking to devour you the first chance he gets.

In this war, there are fronts, just like any war. Some battlefronts are more intense and deadly than others. Take for example the shores of France on D-Day, in comparison to the shores of New Guinea during World War 2. The conditions were both brutal, but the situations themselves were different in comparison to each other. On the shores shores of Normandy, death was imminent and almost expected. 

I tell you now, the United States, in the spiritual sense is Normandy, and D-Day is about to begin. The term D-day, in militaristic form can be taken to mean, "Day of Days". Another term used in the same context was H-Hour, or the "Hour of Hours". This signified the exact day and hour that the military operation was to commence. 

"The armed forces use code names to refer to the planning and execution of specific military operations. Operation Overlord was the codename for the Allied invasion of northwest Europe. The assault phase of Operation Overlord was known as Operation Neptune. Operation Neptune began on D-Day (June 6, 1944) and ended on 30 June 1944. By this time, the Allies had established a firm foothold in Normandy. Operation Overlord also began on D-Day, and continued until Allied forces crossed the River Seine on 19 August 1944." (Wikipedia)

Brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, I say to you in all sincerity, the battle is about to commence. 

But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. (Matthew 24:36, KJV)
Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. (Luke 21:36, KJV)

Take this to heart though, that the Lord Jesus himself received Revelation concerning the Day and the Hour in the Book of Revelation dictated to John the Disciple. The Day of Days and the Hour of Hours is fast approaching. Yet! many will be found wanting, and will be caught off guard. Take these words from the Spirit of the Lord which was revealed to Paul the apostle, to you and for you,  in this very hour in which we find ourselves living: 

But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. (1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, KJV)

The allied forces worked together, and used code names to communicate with each other, concerning the day and the hour of the operation. The Holy Bible itself is code. It has a deeper, spiritual meaning to every aspect of it, but it can only be understood with spiritual eyes. The eyes of the Spirit, the Holy Spirit, who is Jesus Christ and the Father, must be put on. The only way to escape the judgment to come, and to be on the right side of the battle, is to allow the life of Christ Jesus to live through you by His Spirit. 

For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. (Hebrews 9:24-28, KJV)

The 28th verse of Hebrews chapter 9 is perhaps one of the most important verse concerning believers of the Lord at this last hour. Only by looking and watching will that day not take you as a thief. The allies did not surprise each other when Operation Overlord commenced, rather it was meticulously planned and orchestrated. The Return of our Lord Jesus Christ is an operation, a battle you were meant to fight in, for Him and not against Him.  We ourselves are ambassadors of the Lord as Paul says:

Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech [you] by us: we pray [you] in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. (2 Corinthians 5:20, KJV)

Our battle is therefore not with flesh and blood, but with Fallen Angels and Demons; Devils of darkness and wicked spirits of old. Our message in wartime is towards the flesh and blood of the world, which is an invitation from heaven, to heaven. We invite the world to surrender before it is destroyed! We offer reconciliation from God to the world, that they may be saved, for God loved the world so much He gave His own Son as a sacrifice for it. Oh the wonderful mercies of God, which we represent and pour out upon those who dwell in darkness! The battle rages, but the word from the Lord is this: The Church in America is fading from the battlefield, and is fleeing to another front!

Many of the chosen soldiers of the Lord have gone AWOL, or they have been "absent without leave". The hardest place to actually be a Christian in the world today is America. The United States' society is founded and based on humanism, the belief that the end of all being is the happiness of man. This is the battlefront I have been born into. If you are reading this and are in America, this is the place where you have been chosen to fight. Why do you seek to leave the greatest battle in the Good Fight? 

There was a time and a place for missionary work, to spread the gospel all around the world. I do not lash out at the work of missionaries, but I do say this: The Lord has raised a people up, in every nation of the world today, and has planted seed everywhere there is soil. It is no longer the job of America to go to the foreign land, and spread the gospel. China, India and the like, have raised up phenomenal Christians, and their churches flourishes more than ours even in this land. 

This is one of the main reasons we as Christians in America have wished to flee our own battlefront, because it is easier over there to live the Normal Christian life. Do not misunderstand me. I know the physical hardships that the rest of the world faces, and that is the very point, physical hardships leads to greater spiritual labor. Now remember this, that the Word of God must be looked at with spiritual eyes:

The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked. He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich. (Proverbs 10:3-4, KJV)

Where there is no physical hardship, spiritual laziness and fornication creeps more easily. Once again, do not misunderstand my words, I am not saying Christians in America should seek to starve (although they should be fasting), or they should seek to be poor (although they should be willing to give everything up), what I am saying is that, spiritually, it is easier for the rest of the world to live out their faith in Christ, than it is for those in the body who are here in America. Why? The Church in America has applied the scripture in Proverbs in the fleshly sense. They work hard physically in their jobs, and therefore they become rich with material gain. But that scripture has nothing to do with physical workings and has everything to do with the spiritual workings of the Holy Spirit through you. Verse 3 is speaking of the soul, not the flesh of the righteous. Therefore, around the world there is a greater spiritual working, because of righteousness in the body of Christ. But here in America, the body is corrupted through wickedness, due to the blending of the Church and American society, which then leads to the Lord taking away His own Spirit and as James says:

 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. (James 2:26, KJV)

The body of Christ in America is fading because of wickedness and unrighteousness. The society and culture we live in promotes and promulgates the hatred of Christ and His ways continuously. Day by day we are tossed images of pornography, violence, atheism and occultism (which all translates into the tactics of Satan) and we do not know how to deal with such attacks from the enemy. So, the Christian who dwells in the land of America seeks a way out of this disparaging culture, and the continual trend is to literally leave the land itself, and go on a "mission trip" or work in the "mission field". This is seen as the remedy to cure the sickness that is killing the body of Christ in simply flee the battlefield! The Lord says this to the fleeing Church in America:

For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of [them] whose heart [is] perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars. (2 Chronicles 16:9)

You have done foolishly seeking to flee the battlefield, the place where you have been planted to fight the good fight of faith for Christ, which He Himself would have fought for you if you would have had courage enough to stay. Yet, henceforth, the Church in America is going to face the greatest persecution it has ever seen. The time is fast approaching. The Day of Days is near, and so too is the Hour of Hours. America is the like the front of Normandy on D-Day. Which side of the beach are you on? 

The land of America is a den of iniquity, which will be recompensed for every evil deed it has committed. Keep this in your heart: the most skilled soldiers are reserved for the greatest battles. I refer you to King David's mighty men in 2 Samuel 23. They were of valor and devotion to God's King, and they set themselves apart through their gifts and talents they were given by God, to serve the King Himself in all humility and righteousness. They Loved their King, and so too must we Love our King, Jesus Christ!

There are many different tactics and fronts within America itself, and most of the work must be done covertly. But if a revival is to take place here, it must be a full on invasion of the Spirit of God in the land, much like on the shores of Normandy in France. Knowledge, Courage and Strength are required in order to defeat the enemy, and the Spirit of the Lord can be the one only supply you with these necessities. Yet once again, spiritual laziness and moreover, the Love of the world is found within the "Church" today in America. God needs, out of all the places in the world, mighty men to rise up in America! 

O mighty men of Christ in America! Do not flee to the front in which their is a lesser battle, but fight where you have been placed! *Those who died on the beaches of Normandy did not flee to a place like New Guinea, where there was no battle. No. They fought, and faced the certainty of death. The certain death we face is the cross, which itself is life eternally lived. Who is willing to go to the cross IN America? There are many Americans willing to die on the cross with Christ, but not IN the land of America; they seek a way out of the land they were born in, thus they go to the foreign land and spread the gospel there. But what about America?! Will you not live the life of Christ anywhere? Will you not seek the death of the cross in any land? Too many have fled without permission. The Church in America is AWOL. They have not been given leave from the battlefield they were assigned to fight in. The war is not over in America, it is only beginning! The mighty men of America are soon to reveal themselves for the sake of the cross! You are to flee Babylon, yes! But that is spiritually for the Christian today! The command is to flee the system of Babylon, you cannot leave world physically. You must subdue it! You must spread the gospel of the kingdom of God!

The Warning
This is no joking matter, and this is not simply a word of advice, it is a warning. The invasion of the Lord is about to begin, and the rapture of the Bride of Christ is soon to occur.

And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. (Joshua 24:25, KJV)

You who dwell in the land of America, I say to you: choose you this day whom you will serve. The god of the Americans, which is Self, or Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God. There is no compromise between the two. Serve yourself or serve God. 

The Battle is soon to begin, which side of the flood are you on? Or more succinctly put, which side of the beach are you on? Are you invading the beaches of Normandy, or are you defending it? Take this message as a leaflet which serves as a warning before the bombs are dropped. The destruction is coming, choose the way salvation and grace, which is available to you this day, before the night closes in and the darkness eats you up. The Lord is willing, are you? 

Are you with Christ, or are you with Satan? Choose. 

More to follow soon God willing, unless the ambassadors are called home, and the invasion begins!

Blessings be unto you all in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ! May the Grace of God be found within your hearts continually, and may the message speak to your spirits, and awake those who are sleeping. Amen. 

*(Note: My grandfather was stationed in New Guinea, and the physical conditions were terrible during the war, and the important aspect here is that they were always in a warlike state, ready for battle at the call. But that does not overthrow the fact that a more intense battle was going on in France and Europe at the time. It simply exemplifies the notion that you must flourish where the Lord has placed you.)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Escaping the Spiders "Web"

I pray that the Spirit of the Lord guard this post against the enemies eyes, that he may be blinded towards the light and the knowledge of the Holy One and His plan for redemption. May the Holy Spirit breathe on this, and on everyone that reads these words, and call out those who are chosen in His body, the Body of Christ. In the Holy name of Jesus I pray.  Amen

What is the Internet? What does it do to us as human beings? Where is it taking the world?

The World Wide "Web"

From the Computing Dictionary:

Internet definition networking
(Note: capital "I"). The Internet is the largest internet (with asmall "i") in the world. It is a three level hierarchy composed of backbone networks, mid-level networks, and stub networks. These include commercial (.com or .co), university (.ac or .edu) and other research networks (.org, .net) and military (.mil) networks and span many different physical networks around the world with various protocols, chiefly the Internet Protocol. Until the advent of the World-Wide Web in 1990, the Internet was almost entirely unknown outside universities and corporate research departments and was accessed mostly via command line interfaces such as telnet and FTP. Since then it has grown to become an almost-ubiquitous aspect of modern information systems, becoming highly commercial and a widely accepted medium for all sort of customer relations such as advertising, brand building, and online sales and services. Its original spirit of cooperation and freedom have, to a great extent, survived this explosive transformation with the result that the vast majority ofinformation available on the Internet is free of charge. While the web (primarily in the form of HTML and HTTP) is the best known aspect of the Internet, there are many other protocols in use, supporting applications such as electronic mail, Usenet, chat, remote login, and file transfer.

The Internet is simply this: knowledge. It is an entirely different world that we choose to delve into every time we turn the computer on and enter "www." into the url box. It is the World Wide Web. That implies a few different things though does it not? A spider makes a web, with the intent of catching its prey, which could be a fly or a small animal. A web is an offensive weapon. It is a trap. I find it interesting that Proverbs states this about a spider:

The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces. (Proverbs 30:28, KJV)

Strangely enough, what are Christians called but kings and priest of the Lord?

And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. (Revelation 5:10, KJV)

Who is this Spider and what are his intentions for weaving this web of information and knowledge?  Considering the Lord said:

The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. (Luke 17:20-21, KJV)

We can therefore judge that Jesus was speaking of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, and that is found within us. This Spider is therefore trying to weave his own web within our very souls. Why? This is his way of polluting the kingdom of God, and in a way, learn of the secrets of the kingdom. When we as Christians are not guarded with the armor of light, the protection of the Holy Spirit, this Spider through his own little hierarchical kingdom of minions, is able to slip in unawares. Remember people, we are at war with monsters (literal monsters, yes. Or maybe we can say "Spiders") and we need to know that he is trying to use us against our God, in order to gain victory over Him. This Spider, is Satan himself.

Now what is a website? It is simply apart of the web; a single strand of the entire whole. This is a website, and I am contributing to the expansion of the Internet. You yourself are getting an insight into my soul right now. Did you know that? What are words, especially written words, but the capturing of thoughts that are brought from the unseen world into tangible existence? You cannot see your thoughts, yet when you write them down, you can then see them. What an amazing thing! What a dangerous thing...I believe this is one of the ways or methods that a Christian can use to "take captive ones thoughts" as Paul states:

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; (2 Corinthians 10:5, KJV)

The Internet and Facebook
I just recently saw the movie, "The Social Network", and it was quite a thought-provoking movie. It causes one to contemplate what it is worth to become successful. More importantly, it made me personally question whether it is okay to use something that was founded upon sinful intentions, and sinful means. I of course am speaking of Facebook. Anyone who is reading this right now knows what Facebook is, and if you don't, than you might just live in a cave. It is a popular thing. It is a world wide network that links people together on a single interface, allowing them to showcase themselves to all the world. It is vanity central; it is pride boulevard; it is a gossip factory. It is the Tower of Babel. A tower made up of people's faces, coming together in one voice, and in one accord, with one purpose in mind: to meet each other. It is a cesspool of Sin, where vanity, pride, gossip, lies, gluttony, lasciviousness reign freely. But shall I stop there? No, Facebook itself is not the Tower of Babel, it is simply an entity of the tower itself, perhaps a wing, or a level. What else has literally brought all people together, connecting the world onto one grid of space, but the Internet?

The Internet is truly the Tower of Babel recreated, in a digital world. If you truly understand the nature of atoms and their relationship to matter, you will note that the physical world is nothing more than a digital image, a digital sphere in itself. There is something more real out there than we are, and it lives in a different dimension, one that we cannot see. Remember, the Internet runs over airwaves on an electric grid, and who controls the air?

Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: (Ephesians 2:2, KJV)

Always remember who the god of this world is: Satan. Beelzebub is one of Satan's names in the Bible. It is popularly translated as "Lord of the Flies" but should be translated more literally as "Lord of things that FLY". He controls the air. Have you ever wondered who controls the Internet? Think hard on this; what did the Internet do to us as a people, as a species? It has changed the way we communicate, the way we interact, and I believe there is a demonic or satanic purpose behind it. 

The Inter"net"
Once again, just like the world wide "web", the Inter"net" implies that it is catching something. The purpose of a net in the scriptures is to gather fish, which represents men:

Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had this done , they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake . And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came , and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink . When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying , Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. For he was astonished , and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken : And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men. And when they had brought their ships to lan

d, they forsook all, and followed him. (Luke 5:4-11, KJV)

The other day, after I watched "The Social Network", my Dad, brother and I got into a conversation concerning this very subject. We were puzzled as to what the meaning and purpose of the Internet was. A whole lot of good I believe has come out of from the Internet, for my family in particular. It has led to the discovery of SO MUCH information that we would have otherwise perhaps never come across without it. But (and that is a big BUT), it has led to a whole lot of evil in our lives as well (I will hit on this subject in particular sometime soon, but I have not been led to share my testimony concerning this just yet).

What is it that Jesus was saying to Peter, James and John? By forsaking all things and following Christ, they have left their nets and their ships behind. So how can they possibly catch men? It is, of course, in the spiritual sense that they will gather men into Christ. But Jesus uses these men to gather others into the kingdom of his Father. Therefore, in a spiritual way, Christ has become the true fisherman, and we have become His net. We are His tool in gathering others into His body. The net is only dropped where the fisherman wills it to be dropped. Before, the apostles were trying to fish on their own, and they were casting their nets without the guidance of the Lord. But at the word of our God, Jesus, they threw their nets on the other side, where he told them to throw it, and caught so many fish the boat and the net could even handle it. What a wonderful thing to be caught in the net of the Lord! 

Now I lead you back to the Inter"net". First of all, we know that Satan is the god, (little g) of this world, and the Prince of the air (Beelzebub). Thus, the one who controls the "net"is Satan. Who did you think controls it? God? Well if the Lord controls it and sanctioned pornography to be placed on the web than I think something is wrong. No, the Devil himself controls it, and there is a specific purpose behind this creation of his (and yes I know the Lord has ALL things in control, and ALL things work according to His purpose). 

When Paul states that we need to take captive our thoughts, there was a specific purpose for that. 
Your thoughts dwell within the realm of the soul. Remember, your physical body is simply a suit, your true body is the thing inside of you; that is your true being, your soul. When you fantasize or think sinful thoughts, you are coming into contact with something most of us just simply do not understand, which is demonic spiritual forces. And I mean every sinful thought has demonic influence behind it. So when you speak something out of your mouth, or write something down, it is the transference of your soul into the physical realm. If you speak out sinful thoughts, your Spirit is convoluted with demonic forces. What does this have to do with Satan and the Internet? Well, if the Internet is, in a very real sense, a digital Tower of Babel, what other goal could Satan have than to capture every thought of the human race? When Paul commands followers of Christ to take captive their thoughts, Satan certainly saw those words, and seized the opportunity himself. He is taking captive the thoughts of humanity as a whole! By gathering the thoughts and knowledge of all humans, he is catching humanity in a net. But why? I believe the simple answer is this: control and espionage. I will first touch on control.

On Facebook
The intent behind Facebook is to display your persona on the Internet for the world to see. Truly, we are displaying our souls in a digital framework, are we not? Do not forget, that every word spoken out your mouth leads to a conclusion; read the entirety of Proverbs and you will get what I am saying. Our basis of communication and expression has been morphed and manipulated by the Internet, especially by sites like MySpace and Facebook, not to mention Google (that will have to be saved for different post as well). Facebook in particular opens us up to demonic influence through the communicative evolution it has started. Because we sit at home on our computers and are able to look at people and say things to them without them seeing us physically, we feel more freedom to say things that we would never say in person. Posting "status's" of your life. What's the status? How stupid. How vain to think that people want to know something about us. How vain we are that we post pictures of ourselves and wish for people to look at us and desire to be our friends. What happened to the day when we sat down and talked with one another face to face? What ever happened to conversation? People say that it still exists, it has just been placed in a different medium, like the telephone, and now Facebook. 

The World is a Much Smaller Place
Think what the Internet has done to us...think of what technology as a whole has done to us. Certainly it has made the world a smaller place, a less mysterious place. If I have a family member that lives half-way across the world, and I lived in the 1700's, then that would seem like a literal world away. But, in the age of Skype and Facebook, it is like they are right in the room with me. The world is truly a smaller place! More importantly though, the world is becoming one. The "Inter"net also implies interconnectedness. Think of a net once again...a net has links of strings or ropes, that are connected together and each serve an overall purpose in gathering in, or catching more fish, and holding them in. We are all becoming a part of Satan's "net", and quickly it is making us one. By becoming one net, the lord of darkness is able to control us easier. Especially when we are addicted to such technology. Have you noticed something about our culture, especially that of the America, where people are now literally addicted to their phones, computers, ipads, ipods, etc...? There is a reason for this: first of all, mind control. When you control what people are looking at, and it is filtered through a net, the Inter"net", you don't have to worry about them acting out of order. But more importantly when you have them addicted to anything, especially knowledge or "news", then he is able to enter our souls through any addiction and can implant anything he wills. But how does a Christian work through all this?

Finding Our Way Through the "Web"
Now on the point of Satan's form of espionage against the kingdom of Heaven, we are led back to the Spider and its web trying to weave deception and lies in the souls of Christians themselves; how do we combat this? If Satan is trying gain the thoughts of all humans, he does not necessarily have to concern himself with those who are in his side already. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. This is what Satan has done with those who are born again. He is especially trying to gain the thoughts of Christians, so as to learn the secrets of the kingdom of God! That means we have a responsibility as Christians to have discernment on what, and what not to reveal on such a public device. I present to you a few Proverbs from Solomon, the last being the most important:

In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise. The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth. The blessings of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow to it. It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom. (Proverbs 10:19-23, KJV)

A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter. (Proverbs 11:13, KJV)

Most, if not all people who have experienced the Internet have been caught already, in some form or another, in the web of lies and deceit it presents. But Christians, who are born again and have been baptized in the Holy Spirit, are to have wisdom concerning these things. Therefore, we are to not reveal every thought that comes out of our mouths, or else we be seen in God's eyes as a talebearer, unworthy to be trusted with information. There are many, many people who peek into sites, and may gain wisdom from certain information that I, or fellow brothers and sisters in Christ may present, but there are also many lurkers who seek to destroy the kingdom of God. Have you ever wondered why the Lord states:

Give not that which is holy unto dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. (Matthew 7:6, KJV)

A young babe in Christ the other day was experiencing such an incident where he felt that the Lord was saying to him, "do not cast pearls to swine, for you are then feeding the devil". How brilliant young Christians can be! We are certainly feeding the dogs and pigs (devils) by casting wisdom to them. By revealing to the enemy the secrets of the Lord, you are then allowing him to make his next move against the kingdom of God, and against you yourself. Think of that. 
We as Christians must be more careful. I am as guilty as anyone when it comes to the improper use of the Internet. You are seeing a soul who has once been caught in it, and is now freed from the "net" or "web" the Spider (Satan) has weaved for me, and that is only by the Power of the Holy Spirit! Thank You Jesus! I have a Facebook account, and I have gossiped on it, to my shame. I have a Facebook account, and I have had pride and vanity in wanting people to see my page, to my shame. Shall I get rid of it? I don't know, if the Lord leads me to then yes, of course I will. Shall I never, ever get on the Internet, or ever post on this blog again? If the Lord leads me to then yes, of course I will. But, at the moment, I believe the Lord is calling for us to save those who are caught in the "net" or "web" right now. We live in this world, yet we are not of this world. I quote Andrew Murray, that brilliant Christian man:

"When the Lord Jesus was here upon earth, what was it that distinguished His disciples from other people? He took them away from their fish-nets, and from their homes, and He gathered them about Himself, and they knew Jesus."

I wish to gather people away from the net of the world, and have them gathered unto Christ Jesus himself! I wish to see them saved! This blog is perhaps my way of entering the "net" to bring many of you who are addicted or caught in it, out of it! I can only pray in the name of Jesus that His will be done, and that at least one would be saved. We can no longer feed the Spider by getting caught in it ourselves, and tossing him wisdom that he thrives off of. We must have discernment. Remember, we are kings and priests, and the spider desires to hear the secrets of the King himself!

Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and as harmless as doves. (Matthew 10:16, KJV)

Be Blessed in Christ Jesus!

Monday, January 10, 2011

The Dance of Moloch (Part 1): The Physically Aborted

I will return to "The Blistered Man" series when I feel led by the Lord to post another article on it, but for now the Lord has been pressing upon me to write on this related subject.

At the end of my last post, the Lord revealed to me what may perhaps be a common metaphor to many, but was quite uncommon to me.  It is from that metaphor that I wish to base the following post(s?) off of.

To set the entire tone of this series, I wish to include a writing that I put together about a year and a half ago. It will also be the basis of these posts.

The Dance of Moloch
The law of nature is, in a rightful sense, repetition. In the spring the orchards grow from small acorns, the flowers blossom from unsuspecting seedlings into a beautiful tapestry that designs the landscape of the forests and the fields. The seasons wear on, summer and fall pass, and winter comes and transforms the scene into a world of gray, and the process is repeated with a new generation of things to come. It is rhythm. This is the nature of all things mortal: to live and to die, but also, to birth new life. In the world of the immortals death is seized from the equation. Though, the undying things follow natural tendencies as well. God himself has his own nature, of love, righteousness, and justice. He also shares the characteristics of living, and breeding new life with the mortal realm, as shown in everything that is seen in and around the world itself. The Fallen, those immortal beings who rebelled against God’s nature, have features of their own. They are living; yet they seek the opposite of God’s natural essence. As God searches out life in a dead world, they pursue and search out death, and seek to destroy new life before it takes its first gasp of earthly air. Thus, is the war of good and evil, the war between God’s nature and the nature of the Fallen.

Seeing as Adam ate the apple in the beginning and rejected the nature of God, humans had selected to follow the unnatural nature of the Fallen. From that point on, God sought to restore the balance in the world. The balance assembled on Calvary, and the symbol of the death of Sin is certainly a balanced, symmetrical one. As this balance was refurbished and cured, the Fallen, who had roamed freely on the earth before it, had fled into hiding, yet their presence had not faded.

The Fallen, or the demons, had roamed liberally on the earth before the thunderclap of the nails being driven into Christ’s hands and feet was heard. They were worshipped and served by many of the ancients of the world. The most perverse and arguably evil of the ancient empires is that of Carthage.
The Carthaginians worshipped a truly evil demon, one known as Moloch. The worship of that demon is the perfect showcase of his predisposition, as G.K. Chesterton puts it in the Everlasting Man,

“Moloch was not a myth; or at any rate his meal was not a myth. These highly civilized people really met together to invoke the blessing of heaven on their empire by throwing hundreds of their infants into a large furnace. We can only realize the combination by imagining a number of Manchester merchants with chimneypot hats and mutton-chops whiskers, going to church every Sunday at eleven o’clock to see a baby roasted alive.”

By his nature, Moloch, who demanded children as sacrifice, had devoured his own children of Carthage, just as the mythological god, called Saturn, devoured his.

The point is this, that Moloch’s spirit is alive in the modern world, just as he was alive in the ancient world. He is a spirit whose appetite for the blood of the youthful is never quenched. He now resembles that of a vampire, who prowls through the night, seeking to suck the blood from those who are defenseless: children. Moloch has found his new home; it is that of the United State of America. As the balance was set back in place by Christ, Moloch was forced to change his ways, even his name. Over the centuries of existence he has been called many things aside from Moloch, one could call him Lucifer, Satan, the Devil, Baal, Beelzebub, and yes, Moloch. But his new name is more frightening than all the former combined: Choice. (Note: Moloch is not Satan, he is subservient to Him, yet all demons fall under the same authority, and that is Satan himself)

As is the unnatural nature of the Beast to turn things holy upside down, he has convinced the foolish man and woman that the gift of free will, is also the gift of free murder, or in this case abortion, and taking that gift without consequence. But the law of nature calls for a reaction to any action. It could also be said that when a choice is made, a particular path is chosen as well. The choice to abort a child is not so much on the path to murder, as it is on the path to sacrifice. Abortion is the sacrifice of a child to the god of all things dark and terrible, Moloch, and the United States is his greatest follower of the modern world.

The law of God, or the nature of God states, thou shall not murder, or thou shall not abort. The unnatural law of Moloch could be stated, as thou shall abort all things living. The rhythm of any nature is like a dance, and the spirit of Moloch waltz’s freely around the land of liberty, eating his children at will. America’s law legalizes that which is not legal; right’s that, which is wrong; sacrifices the living to the dead, and calls it choice. Just as Moloch was behind Carthage, he roams behind the Statue of Liberty, who has sacrificed her children to him, and he is ready to feast on her walking corpse. The modern world, especially America, tangos with the Devil and thinks the stage is on the clouds of heaven, when really they dance on the flames of hell.

Physical vs. Spiritual Abortion
This is an excerpt from my last post:

"Those yet to be born must be cared for in different sense in comparison to a baby who must be       nurtured. A baby must literally be nurtured and raised from its birth (and that happens after baptism, or   the breaking of the blister). One who has simply been convicted, but has not been baptized, is like a baby  still in the womb. We must be careful to not harm that baby. These are delicate fetus's we are dealing with. Knowing that the new believers are to be born, we must be sure that we do not cause a miscarriage. Moreover, we must be sure that we do not abort any of these unborn babies, for the warning is stern for those who cause them to fall away from the Lord. He states this concerning them: 

But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. (Matthew 18:6, NIV)"

We tend to focus so much on the physicality of death itself, and oftentimes we forget the spiritual implications behind the violent occurrence. An abortion is not a clean and easy process. It is a traumatic experience for the women who go through it. In most cases, the physical manifestation of something, especially that of death, is simply an after-effect of a particular cause in the spiritual realm. What I mean is simply this: that when something big happens in the physical world, than something even greater happened in the spiritual world. With that thought in mind, I direct you to this recent article:

The article describes the discontent of certain "spiritual leaders" in the "church", over the abortion rate in New York. There are many physical abortions going on as we speak, and I pray against them right now in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. More importantly though, there are even more "spiritual deaths" occurring as we speak. What do I mean by this? I am speaking of those who have been on the cusp of believing, and those who have believed, yet have not been baptized. What holds them back from being born into the Kingdom of Heaven? Abortions or Miscarriages. Not merely physical, but spiritual abortions that are occurring daily. 41% of all births in New York Cities births result in abortions. And what does this Archbishop, Timothy Dolan say in response to this?

"Dolan said the practice is unlikely to end but that it was important 'to tell people what is happening." 

I pray for this man. I see NO faith in that statement. The practice is unlikely to end? I worship a God that makes the impossible, possible! I shoot BIG with God, and I pray that the heinous act of sacrificial offerings to the Devil will cease! And by the right hand of the Almighty God it will. Sooner than we think. Yet there is an aspect to this abortion rate that many will not see, because it is not happening in physically seen world, it is happening in dimensions that we cannot see. When things like this take place, it has a direct connection to the state of the Church. In a way, it is the revelation of what is happening in the spiritual world. 
Physically Aborted Babies
Many, too many, would be Christians, are being aborted while still in the womb. I speak spiritually as well as physically. Hitting first on the physical abortions in this post; I have heard it from some "denominations" that babies that are aborted go to Hell. I completely disagree with this. First off, I quote the Law, and the Lord's words to Israel concerning their children:

Moreover, your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, and your children, which in that day had no knowledge between good and evil, they shall go in thither, and unto them will I give it, and they shall possess it. (Deuteronomy 1:39, KJV)

What an amazing picture of aborted babies today! We have said that these children should be a prey, have we not? Yet, what does the Lord say here? The children of Israel had no knowledge of good and evil, therefore they are not condemned under the Law. Is this not the very tree that Adam ate from? Is not the knowledge of good and evil, evil itself? Yet these children had not come to that age of accountability, which I believe is up to the discretion of the Father. Many will disagree with me on this point. But it is at this point that I stay. For what the Lord says to the older generation right after is quite revealing, in the symbolic sense:

But as for you, turn you, and take your journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red Sea. (Deuteronomy 1:40, KJV)

We, who have tasted the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, and we who wish to become part of the Kingdom of Heaven, must first turn from sin (turn ye) and take up our cross (the journey), which will lead to the world's rejection of us (the wilderness), and finally we must be washed in the Blood of the Lamb, which is Baptism (The Red Sea) in order to enter Heaven (the Promised Land).

Do Aborted Babies Go to Heaven?
There have been many books written on Heaven, but a few of them have particularly effected my family and I. 6 Big, Big, Big Angels and Heaven is For Real, are two miraculously anointed books that I certainly recommend reading. In both books there is confirmation from these two young children, Victoria and Colton, who had near-death experiences and visions of Heaven, that aborted and miscarried babies go to Heaven. 

For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. (Romans 15:4, KJV)

These scriptures were written long ago for us now. We must look at them with spiritual eyes, through the lens of the Spirit. I could present many things that perhaps show the opposite side like:

For I was born a sinner—yes, from the moment my mother conceived me (Psalm 51:5, NLV)

Christ Himself, though sanctified the womb:

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14, NIV) 

I have hope that those children who never had the chance to glorify God in Christ, are glorifying him in Heaven right now, by growing in His sight. These children had a specific purpose to fulfill in God's eternal plan. But Satan has tried to destroy that plan by ridding these children the opportunity to fulfill their purposes. Yet God turns all things around for good. Even when a child is conceived in Sin, the Lord takes that child to His eternal abode. So those who support abortion when a child is conceived in rape or out of wed-lock or infidelity, I use the example of David and Bathsheba, against that thought:

Then his servants said to him, "What is this thing that you have done? You fasted and wept for the child while it was alive; but when the child died, you arose and ate food." He said, "While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, 'Who knows whether the LORD will be gracious to me, that the child may live?' But now he is dead; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me." (2 Samuel 12:21-23, NKJV)

If we believe that King David's son went to Hell, why would David say that he himself will go to him? No! He will go to his son in Heaven! Because that is where he went, Praise God! 

What a wonderful thing Jesus did for us, and what a wonderful thing He wished for us to become: children! Why children? First off, by saying little children, especially the unborn, go to Hell, do we not make our Lord out to be a liar? 
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." (Matthew 19:14, NIV)

The Kingdom of Heaven is reserved for those who are "like" little children. If we are to be like little children, that is an implicatory statement which supposes that little children have something that we older folk do not have. What is that? Innocence. They are guilty in Adam, but they have not made the choice themselves to eat of the tree, for they do not yet have the knowledge to do so...yet. But Christ is clear on this:

And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 18:3, KJV)

Aside from many other aspects of being a child, like obedience and lack of worry, the largest point is their lack of the knowledge of Good and Evil. They have not eaten of the tree, for they have never had the opportunity to do so even. 

So those children sacrificed to Moloch do not face the same end as the "god" they are being sacrificed to will face. This is the physical side of abortions, which has a less gloomy outlook in comparison to those who are spiritually aborted. Even so the Dance of Moloch continues throughout the land, and the unstoppable rhythm of death keeps moving, seemingly impossible to stop.

Never forget though, that through our Lord Jesus, all things are possible. Never forget that. 

More on that in the next post, God Willing!

Blessings in Christ Jesus!