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bkgrnd

Despising Government

05.01.2006

From the responses I have received there appears to be increasing numbers of Christians who are "beginning" to see how the pride inherent in man's sin nature is at the root of the militant patriotism now blinding most Evangelical and Fundamentalist leaders about America's place in the prophetic scriptures, and the deception behind Christendom's "just war" doctrine. And they are speaking out and asking questions of their leaders. These leaders have no legitimate excuse for the delusion and confusion they have created in Christendom. The confusion is generated by insisting there exists in the New Testament a "just war" doctrine for Christians against militant Islamic nations, that somehow has the approval of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Furthermore, they continue to ignore or reject the plain truth that Satan and his fallen angels control and manipulate by deception all of the nations and their political-religious systems, including America and Iran, Matthew 4:8-11, Revelation 12:9, 20:1-3. They also ignore that God the Father is temporarily allowing deceived and unsaved men in government to bear the sword to restrain and deter their sinful societies. At the same time he commands his ambassadors, his faithful remnant, to pick up their own cross and not the swords of judgment, while we wait patiently for the glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ to set up his earthly Kingdom and imprison the fallen angels.

In truth, these leaders today, and their confused followers who support President Bush, are only perpetuating the "just war" doctrine of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and the militant preachers of their day who rebelled against the true gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to follow a false one, and then despised men in government as they declared independence from the King of England. That rebellious spirit has a long, ugly, and bloody history. As I have written many times, all of these men, then and now, are trapped in the false militant Christian gospel the Roman Emperor, Constantine, and later Augustine, established seventeen centuries ago.

This false gospel spread throughout the Roman Empire and was responsible for the Crusades against a rabidly violent Islam, another satanic religion which occupied the Holy Land and had visions of world dominion. The current phase in this seemingly eternal war between Islam and Christendom over the existence of Israel is a satanic trap to seduce terrorized and nuclear war-weary populations into seeking world peace and security through men of enormous power. I believe the Presidency and Papacy are the two power offices of the modern day Roman Empire that Satan and his fallen angels have established to deceive and lead the nations into accepting his counterfeit Kingdom of God, Revelation 13. Eventually all religions, including a crushed and defeated Islam, will bow the knee to the two men who occupy these offices during Daniel's 70th Week.

There are other confused patriotic Evangelical and Fundamentalist Christians who now think God's chosen nation, America, has been taken over by global elitist wolves wearing sheepskin suits, like President Bush, and want to take it back, by force if necessary. Many of them are probably former supporters of President Bush, but have fallen away thinking the President has betrayed them.

Another distinct group of confused Evangelicals and Fundamentalists are acknowledging that America might actually be, or at least has become, Babylon the Great of Revelation 18 and the final lead nation of the Roman Empire of Daniel 7, and rightfully seek to distance themselves from this New World Order, rather than violently overthrow it. However, even though they are now becoming interested in and aware of prophetic truth, some of them have not repented of and "departed" from their own sin nature, which is far more serious than not understanding every jot and tittle of end-time prophecy, 1 Corinthians 13:2, 2 Timothy 2:19-20. For they, together with the confused Christians who oppose the globalism of President Bush, have fallen victim to another deadly element of our sin nature, which is the despising, dishonoring, and condemning of the leaders of civil government, especially the President himself.

I want you to know there are times when I am tempted by my carnal religious mind to walk with them down that deadly path of religious-political hatred, but the Lord Jesus Christ within my heart showed me a better way, in truth the only way. Please read the article "Honor the King" which was posted to my web site in April of 2003, during the time of the American invasion of Iraq. This was also a time when some of my friends and family were almost to the point of accusing me of treason for even suggesting that President Bush could be the Antichrist if he makes a peace covenant between Israel and her Arab/Islamic enemies, which includes the rebuilding of Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem. The article was based upon Peter who said...."Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake....For so is the will of God that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men....Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king", 1 Peter 2:11-17.

With deep regret, there seems to be some who are beginning to think America is or has become the Babylon/Roman Empire/NWO, that are "drifting" dangerously into the brute-beast mindset of other false teachers in Christendom identified by Peter...."But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities....But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption", 2 Peter 2. I find it amazing that our Lord, speaking through Peter, is harsher on the false teachers who have seduced young Christians back into the ways of unsaved mankind by religious deception, than he is the "dignities", the unregenerate kings and governors of the then Roman Empire, who occupied the land of Israel.

Today these false teachers and their followers, instead of obeying the command of the Lord through Peter and Paul to obey (only commands not contrary to the gospel) and honor President Bush, while still warning him of his own sin nature and the false militant gospel he is following, are now accusing President Bush of conspiring and even planning the attacks on 9/11 in order to fulfill the plans of the New World Order elites to establish a one-world government and religion. Let me be clear on this....even if President Bush and his government were directly involved in the slaughter of 9/11, or at least had knowledge of its coming, and purposely let it come to pass to then invade the Middle East to bring about their "dominion" vision, does not change how born again Christian ambassadors are to respond to civil authorities.

Those of you who think I am delirious and in desperate need of a psychiatrist's medications please read Revelation 13&14, which describes how Christians are to respond to the Antichrist/President and False Prophet/Pope during the coming time of Daniel's 70th Week which lasts seven years. Keep in mind this is when all of mankind will be forced to swear allegiance by taking the Mark of the President/Antichrist/Beast or be executed. Even then, the saints of God are commanded not to resist by taking up arms against a government which is filled with men who have the Mark of the Beast on their forehead or hand, who can rightly be called, dead men walking, for those who take the Mark are beyond hope and cannot be redeemed. They have condemned themselves by taking the Mark. Even during those coming days of darkness and mass death, the saints are not to take vengeance on their enemies.

Listen and heed the warning from the scriptures...."And it was given unto him (Antichrist/President/Beast) to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man have an ear, let him hear. He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and faith of the saints....And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them", Revelation 13:7-10, 14:13. From this you can clearly see that true faith is based upon patiently waiting for the return of the Lord Jesus and resting in the blood of the Lamb, always knowing that because Jesus rose bodily from the dead, so shall we. Is your ear tuned in to what John is teaching here?

To be honest, there was a battle in my mind as to whether or not I should write this article, knowing that it will trouble some of you who are daily bombarding the airwaves and internet with your harsh anti-government oratory and unproven accusations, all in the name of Jesus Christ. Some of you on my mailing list would have said to me...just pray and ask the Lord to correct these men if they are wrong about President Bush. Some others of you are probably calling me a monumental hypocrite, in that I am continually writing and exposing America as Babylon the Great and not God's chosen nation, whose destiny is to manifest the Kingdom of God. Remaining silent would be the easy way out and certainly bring me less criticism. However, when it comes to those who speak publicly over the airways and internet, who also take the name of my Lord Jesus Christ upon themselves, I must pay attention and as James said in the scriptures....."let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath. For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God", James 1:19-20.

Yes, I have declared repeatedly that the "final" President will be the Antichrist who signs Daniel's Peace Covenant that starts the ball of God's judgment rolling for seven years. But I don't consider it condemnation when I speak the truth about man's sin nature while compassionately crying out for them to repent. The "speaking evil" that Peter alludes to is the condemnation from a proud, hate-filled man who desires and passes an eternal sentence of damnation on another sinful man, while giving them no hope of escape in the Lord Jesus Christ, Romans 2:1-9. We must remember that passing eternal judgment on any man is the sole domain of the God of Israel.

However, this knowledge must be connected to another truth, which is that because of our sin nature we all stand condemned, sentenced, judged, and damned. Remember, the Bible teaches us that...."the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord", Romans 6:23. Jesus Christ has indeed lifted, removed, and pardoned this death sentence from those who repent and place their faith in him as being both man and God, and in his shed blood and glorious resurrection. On the other hand, as I understand the scriptures, there is no forgiveness or pardon for....(1) those who die apart from and without the Lord Jesus Christ, (2) those already in Hell, (3) those committing the unpardonable sin, (4) those who take the Mark of the Beast during Daniel's 70 Week, (5) Satan and his fallen angels. These all are beyond the reach of the Lord and have only themselves to blame.

Now as to whether this last President is a card carrying elite member of Skull and Bones or Freemasons, a republican or democrat, a conservative or liberal, or even a constitutional patriot, are not the issues that born again Christians should get entangled in. For all of these groups are different faces of the same serpent who leads all men who have not departed from the sin nature they were born with. It is Satan and his fallen angels who use them all against each other in order to seduce Christians into joining their "righteous" cause. They all need to be called to repentance and made aware of Satan's control over them. Admitting that I was controlled and manipulated by fallen angels that I could not see with my own two eyes was one of the most difficult decisions I have ever made. But it was the dirty and foul truth, and when I asked the Lord Jesus Christ to free me from their power he did, and then mercy, joy, love, and peace with God filled my soul and spirit.

Knowing my natural homeland is Babylon the Great and writing about it has brought me great grief and much rejection, where even some of my closest friends and a few family members have virtually washed their hands of me, and never respond with a phone call or letter to the life and death scriptural issues I write about. They don't even say..."Jack, thanks for the letter, I will pray and seek the Lord in the scriptures for confirmation on what you have said, and because I love you, I will get back with you, even if I disagree or don't understand". Sadly, I have found out my friends and family do talk to each other about me concerning militant patriotism and self-defense, but for some reason refuse to include me in the conversations. The heaviness I feel is deepened because of my own military experiences and the great respect I have for fellow veterans. I know that all of us in the military were misled by professional politicians and preachers who should have known better.

This rejection has tempted me many times to be silent or even change the truth so that I would again spiritually fit in this great political-religious-military eagle which is America's system. It has also tempted me to become proud and militant in my own way by lashing out in condemnation (as Peter said...despising government) at the political and religious leaders of the nation who seduce all of us. Every time I started to walk and write in that frame of mind, the Spirit of God within me would chasten me, and with great love and compassion, call me back to the bloody cross of my Lord Jesus. There, at the foot of the cross, I found the power of the Holy Spirit to overcome the pride, lust, and hatred toward those who despise me and what I write about, 1 Corinthians 1:17-25. The cross always reminds me that I have no power "in myself" to overcome the evil of this world, my own carnal flesh, or the fallen angels.

During these battles with temptation, the Lord would remind me of the scriptures where he commanded his followers to...."pick up your cross...love your enemies....my kingdom is not of this world, if it were my servants would fight...behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves, therefore be harmless as doves...watch, for in such an hour you think not, the Son of Man cometh." By doing this the Lord Jesus brought me back to the cross and the hope of his imminent coming, and from there I was given a love for the President and all civil authorities, whoever they may be, no matter how evil they are, or whether they come from the patriotic left or right.

The Lord Jesus reminded and instructed me to pray for, respect, obey, and even honor the King, just as the Lord taught John, Peter, and Paul, who all recorded this truth. These apostolic men understood the prophecies of their own prophets, like Daniel, that all nations are manipulated by the unseen rulers, the fallen angels, and understood also that Jesus was coming to put Satan and his followers into Hell for one thousand years. They knew it was the will and desire of the Father that no man perish, including the kings and presidents who walk in the darkness of satanic delusions. Until the Mark of the Beast is established on this Earth and on their bodies, which will be the final ultimate rejection of the bloody cross and second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, the civil authorities must be warned because they are loved, and because it is still possible for them to be redeemed.

The foundation stones of Christians are not the founding fathers like George Washington and Patrick Henry, but the Lord Jesus Christ and his apostles, his precious blood, glorious resurrection, and imminent return to set up his Kingdom on the Earth. The writers of the scriptures were rooted and grounded on this foundation and had "departed" from the evil of their own sin natures that were filled with the pride of this life (militant patriotism), the love of money, the love of self, and hatred, which are the root causes of war between all of the political-religious-military systems in the world, 1 John 2.

My prayer for all of you in Christendom is that you will remember the pure words and teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ, and as a loyal ambassador, take a stand for the bloody cross and coming of our Lord Jesus, who will then put an end to all of these wars that Satan has inspired among mankind. Those of you who profess to be Christians and are zealously warring and speaking condemnation against the civil authorities, need to know that you are fighting the wrong war. I sincerely ask you to reflect upon what I have written in this article and ask the Lord Jesus Christ if he is pleased with the war you have joined. Born again Christians should be joined with the indwelling Holy Spirit in the war against our own carnal mind that yet resides in our sinful bodies.

Remember, when we are born again it is our heart or spirit that is re-created and washed clean of the sin nature, but our minds and bodies still contain all the religious-political lies we have been taught all of our lives. When we are saved this old baggage is still with us as we grow in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus and his Kingdom. We need to understand the difference between the "new things" from the Holy Spirit and the "old things" that are contrary to the will of God. This is what Paul meant when he said...."Therefore if any man be in Christ he is a new creature, old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new", 2 Corinthians 5:17.

This war that some of you have taken up, that has led to your despising of men in government, is just another smokescreen and diversion from the humility of the bloody cross of Jesus Christ. It is one of the "old things" that should have been passed away, but you are allowing the lies of your old nature to overcome you. I write these words not to cause needless contention, knowing that I am still learning and growing in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, even after twenty-eight years as his disciple. Our Lord Jesus is coming soon, and through the bloody cross and honest repentance we can walk in the power of his love and mercy as we witness to the "worst" of our enemies.

And to those of you outside of Christendom, who have not "departed" from your sin nature to become disciples of the Lord, please consider the eternal consequences of your indifference or indecision. Even though Christendom is a divided and confused mess over these life and death issues I have raised, each one of you are responsible and accountable to the God of Israel, the Lord Jesus Christ. You cannot stand before him when he comes and blame the hypocrites in Christendom for your indifference, and expect him to welcome you into his Kingdom. And please don't make the mistake I made many years ago when I compared myself to all the pimps, prostitutes, and pedophiles and came out looking like Mr. Clean. The truth is that in my self-righteousness and pride of life, the prostitutes, though not yet redeemed, were much closer to God than I was.

I have a few final points concerning deliverance from our sin nature in light of other false teachings that have recently stirred much contention in Christian circles. For there seems to be growing numbers in Christendom who, like the despisers of government, are ignoring or sidestepping this essential truth that we are all born into this world with a sin nature and must be born again by the Holy Spirit to escape eternal condemnation. Beside those who insist that devout Torah believing Jews are already saved and not required to receive the Lord Jesus as their Messiah, there are others in Christendom who are now saying that God has his already "redeemed" people in all religions and traditions, who might not know yet they belong to the true God, or even hold to the name of Jesus Christ. And if they were to die in that state of ignorance their soul would still go to Heaven. Again, these lies are part of the old baggage or things they have previously learned from Satan's religious system that need to pass away. If someone is truly born of the Spirit, and yet is ignorantly hanging on to these old religious lies, there is a war going on within them, with the Spirit of God continually exposing the lies that are in the mind and calling the believer to repentance.

In addition, some of these people believe the old lie that the "souls" of all men never had a beginning and literally pre-existed before we were placed in our mother's wombs. Men who teach such things in the name of Jesus have obviously mixed New Age eastern religious thought with the gospel of Jesus Christ and desperately need to repent. These heresies deny the truth of the scriptures that "all" of us, Jew and Gentile, have a fallen, sin-laden spirit, soul, and body, all procreated at the same time in our mother's womb, and that unless we confess and depart from this fallen nature through repentance and faith in the atoning blood of Jesus Christ, we will be eternally condemned to that place the scripture calls, The Lake of Fire, Revelation 20:15.

There are many New Age teachings and techniques that have been Christianized, all with one ultimate purpose in mind, the uniting of all mankind to establish on Earth Satan's distorted, twisted vision of a Kingdom, where he is the object of man's worship. Just beware whenever you hear or read such words as....the emergent church, divine spark, inner light, and contemplative prayer. Just be a seeker of truth through the risen and returning Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you for reading this article.

 

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