Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 7:28 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Our Great Savior.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Revelation 2:8-11 (NASB).
“And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write:
The first and the last, who was dead, and has come to life, says this:
‘I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes will not be hurt by the second death.’
A Cultural Revolution
The government of the United States of America, in concert with the New World Order “Beast” is plotting the demise of followers of Jesus Christ, and the destruction of the gospel of our salvation. This talk of global climate change (warming) is a ruse. The climate change they are really talking about is the change from the old order of things to the New World Order, which will bring the world under the rule of this one-world government and one-world religion. When they speak of “cooperation” with the “international community,” what they are really speaking about is bowing to the beast. And, it is forced cooperation.
In the news today, Pope Francis decided to institute a ‘World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation,’ beginning this September 1st, and to be celebrated annually by the Catholic Church. The Pope has recently taken front and center stage in the world in speaking out on the subject of global climate change and on the subject of bringing all people of the world into “unity.” “In the letter released in June, Francis called for a ‘cultural revolution’ to save the earth, warning ‘every living person on this planet’ about wrecking the place with ‘consumerism,’ ‘individualism’ and ‘an unprecedented destruction of ecosystems’” – http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/pope-francis-say-prayer-creation.
There are two main key phrases in what this article just said. The first is “cultural revolution,” and the second is that the pope is warning every living person on this planet about wrecking the place with “individualism.” First of all, a revolution is a rebellion, uprising, revolt and/or insurgency. A revolt is “to renounce allegiance or subjection (as to a government)” (M-W) or as to God/Jesus. A rebellion is “opposition to one in authority” (M-W), such as opposition to sovereign governments and opposing God/Jesus. The pope is calling for us to rebel, revolt and to join in with an uprising (defiance of an established government and/or in defiance of God/Jesus and the gospel). This is a cultural revolution. Cultural has to do with traditional, social or national, i.e. this is a revolt against the old order of things so that out of the ashes of the old order the phoenix (new order) can rise. Definition: http://www.chegg.com/homework-help/definitions/cultural-revolution-47
Ok, this is also a revolt against “individualism,” i.e. the pope is warning (threatening, cautioning) every living person on this planet about wrecking the place with “individualism,” i.e. uniqueness, independence, distinctiveness, which is the opposite of conformity, which is what this is really all about, i.e. bringing all people of the world into conformity with the New World Order “Beast” and its one-world government and one-world religion. The gospel has to go, because it is distinctive and independent of other faiths in that it claims that Jesus Christ is the only Messiah and Savior of the world, and that he is the only way to God the Father and heaven, and he is the only true light, and the only truth. Also, sovereign nations have to go, too, because there can be only one rule of order for the world, and it is under the beast. This is where this is all headed, and they are making much progress this direction, and have been for some time, but they are speeding up the process now.
There has been talk of the P5+1 (US, France, UK, China, Russia + Germany) negotiating with Iran over nuclear power for many years now. The Lord has been showing me these things since at least 2007. Every time the Lord has pointed me to a news article about these negotiations over the past 8 years, he has shown me that what we accuse Iran of doing, the US and its military are the ones actually doing it, but we are just blaming them. As well, these negotiations are not really about getting Iran to curb their nuclear ambitions, but they are about getting Iran to “cooperate” with the “international community” in bowing to the beast and doing whatever the New World Order “Beast” asks Iran’s leaders to do.
If you have paid close attention to the language in world event news stories over the past 10+ years, you have probably picked up on the modus operandi of this New World Order and the language they use in these news stories, which usually begins with some crisis situation which needs to be resolved by the international community, either that there has been a “natural disaster,” chaos, riot, insurgency, coup, uprising, or terrorist attack, and the like, and so the US and their allies come in to try to “solve the problem” and to come up with a “solution.” This M.O. has now moved into the United States, and has been increasing in frequency much lately. The “problems” are created by the international community (New World Order) so that they can come in with their preplanned “solutions” to the problems they first created. The solution usually involves bringing in military, or some kind of military force, then creating “transitional governments” (New World Order governments).
In the news today, supposedly there are war veterans who are taking on Obama over the Iran Deal. Obama purportedly has said that there are only “two camps,” which are those who are for the deal, and those who are for war, equating those against the deal with those in favor of war. This, to me, sounds like a veiled threat. He and the pope have both been voicing “veiled threats” lately, and some threats not so veiled. This veterans’ group, though, sounds much like Obama and the Pope, possibly because they are just the other side of the same coin. In other words, part of this “beast’s” M.O. is that it creates two sides to a conflict in order to create the conflict so that it can come in with a solution. I don’t know this with any certainty. I am merely making an observation based upon what I have observed over the past 9 years. News source: http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-08-10/iraq-vets-take-on-obama-over-iran-deal.
This veteran’s group says they are going to challenge those who are “on the fence,” meaning those taking neither side, and they are also stating that those who are for the deal will have “blood on their hands.” There has also been an equating of those who oppose the deal with those they consider to be “hardliners.” The Lord Jesus gave me a writing on that subject in November of 2013: http://christsfreeservant.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-hard-liners.html, which was on this same subject. Basically, this New World Order is forcing the people of the world to choose which side they will be on. Will we bow to the beast? Or, will we say “NO!” If we say “NO,” we can expect war, and those who say “Yes” will definitely have blood on their hands – our blood, i.e. the blood of the “hardliners.”
The Synagogue of Satan
When this passage speaks here of those who say they are Jews, but are not, this can be either a literal reference to those who are Jews by physical birth, and who think they are still God’s chosen people, but who are not because they do not believe in Jesus Christ, or this could be speaking more figuratively of those who say they are Christians (God’s chosen), but who are not. Either way, this is definitely speaking of those who believe they have a relationship with God, and that they are his people, but it is profession only, for their lives deny what their lips profess. In reality, they oppose Jesus Christ and his gospel, so they are not true worshipers of God Almighty, but are worshipers (followers) of Satan.
I believe that is the case here with Obama, who claims to be a Christian, and the Pope, too, because not just by their lives, but by their lips they deny the Jesus they claim to believe in and follow, for they both talk of bringing all religions together in harmony with one another, and of uniting the people of the world as one, and of doing away with “hardliners” and “extremists” and “individualism” and “what divides us” as the people of the world. They want to turn the church into a civic organization which does “good deeds” and which incorporates and works alongside with people of all faiths, including atheists. But, they want to do away with independence, and unite the world as one under the authority of this beast.
So, what is our response to be to all of this? For one, don’t take my word for it. Pray about it. Ask the Lord to show you the truth. Read Obama’s words and the pope’s words, and ask the Lord for wisdom and discernment to know what these men are truly saying, as well as do this for anyone who speaks in the name of God. Test everything you hear against the Word of Truth, and in prayer, and against God’s divine character and will, and against prophecy of scripture. The Word teaches that there will be a time of great rebellion on the earth, and then the antichrist will be revealed, and then we will have a time of great tribulation on the earth. I believe that rebellion has already begun, but perhaps it is not yet come to its peak (to its fullness). But, this is where this is all headed.
Secondly, we should not be afraid. God has allowed this, and he is absolutely in control over all things. Nothing can happen but what he allows it, and he permits it for a purpose and for a specified period of time. Jesus has conquered Satan, and Satan’s doom is sure. God will protect us spiritually if we put our trust in him, and he will give us all we need to endure to the end. We just have to trust him, rest in him, rely on his strength and power and wisdom, and we just have to let him lead us in the way he wants us to go, and do what he says. He will give us his peace, and he will heal our wounded hearts. He will comfort us with his love, and wrap his loving arms around us. He is our all-sufficiency for every need we have, and he will see us through this until we reach our heavenly dwelling with him for eternity. He will never leave us or forsake us, even when humans betray and abandon us.
Lastly, we must remain faithful to our Lord and to his calling upon our lives until we breathe our last breath. We must not yield to this beast. We must not compromise our faith and convictions for the purpose of “unity” of all people of the world. We must stand strong in our faith, and continue preaching the gospel of our salvation, proclaiming Jesus Christ to be the only Savior of the world, the only hope of salvation, and the only way to God the Father. We must also proclaim the purpose for which he died, which was to deliver us out of slavery to sin so we could become slaves of righteousness; so we might die to sin and live to righteousness; so we might no longer live for ourselves, but for him who gave himself up for us; so we might no longer conduct our lives according to our sinful flesh, but according to the Spirit. So, stand strong! Don’t yield! Don’t compromise! You will be richly rewarded!
Our Great Savior / J. Wilbur Chapman
Jesus! what a Friend for sinners!
Jesus! Lover of my soul;
Friends may fail me, foes assail me,
He, my Savior, makes me whole.
Jesus! what a Strength in weakness!
Let me hide myself in Him;
Tempted, tried, in Him confiding,
He, my Strength, my vict’ry wins.
Jesus! what a Help in sorrow!
While the billows o’er me roll,
Even when my heart is breaking,
He, my Comfort, helps my soul.
Jesus! what a Guide and Keeper!
While the tempest still is high,
Storms about me, night o’ertakes me,
He, my Pilot, hears my cry.
Jesus! I do now receive Him,
More than all in Him I find;
Christ in me, the Hope of glory,
I am His, and He is mine.
Hallelujah! what a Savior!
Hallelujah! what a Friend!
Saving, helping, keeping, loving,
He is with me to the end.