Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “My Sheep.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read 2 Corinthians 11 (Select vv. NASB).
A Godly Jealousy (vv. 1-6)
I wish that you would bear with me in a little foolishness; but indeed you are bearing with me. For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, so that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin. But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ. For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully. For I consider myself not in the least inferior to the most eminent apostles. But even if I am unskilled in speech, yet I am not so in knowledge; in fact, in every way we have made this evident to you in all things.
When we trust in Jesus Christ to be Lord and Savior of our lives, and the Holy Spirit comes to dwell within us, we, in essence, become the bride of Christ and he becomes our husband. Our commitment to trust Jesus as our Savior and Lord (owner-master), i.e. to leave our lives of sin behind us and to follow Jesus Christ in obedience to his commands, is a vow of fidelity to God/Jesus. It is much like a marriage vow, where we promise to love, honor and keep (cling to) each other for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health from this day forward, forsaking all others, and to be faithful only to each other so long as we both would live. And, yet, many do not approach their relationship with Jesus Christ like this, at all, and thus they become easy prey for the enemy to deceive them into following after false christs. Yet, Jesus is a jealous husband who longs for his adulterous bride to return to him.
So, in what ways is the bride of Christ being deceived and led astray to follow after other lovers today? In other words, how is she presently being led astray from the simplicity and purity of her devotion to Christ? Well, for one, much of today’s church here in America, and perhaps in other countries, too, has willingly and unequally yoked herself together with the government of our nation, which is an ungodly and evil entity. Although she is the body of Christ, which is a living organism, with Christ as her head, she willingly submitted herself to come under the headship of the government by incorporating herself as a non-profit business organization. And, the problem isn’t just that our government is ungodly, but that they answer to Satan, who is their true head – who disguises himself as an angel of light in order to deceive people.
It has been about twelve years now since the Lord Jesus began opening my eyes to the truth about the US government and its Satanic ties, and its purpose in being created, which is to lead the world to worship the antichrist, i.e. the beast of Revelation, and to bring the world under a one-world totalitarian government and one-world religion (1). The USA is, in essence, the harlot, spoken of in the book of Revelation, which rides the beast. Our nation, I believe, is physical mystery Babylon. And, our government (and their allies) has led (forced) the nations of the world to follow and worship the beast. They and their allies have been doing exactly what the beast is described as doing in Revelation 13 in conquering peoples, nations, and the saints of God throughout the globe, and now here in America, too. And, the institutional church, which has partnered with this evil government, is culpable for her crimes, too.
As far as our present government is concerned, there is a group of elite who have served as a shadow government in the USA for many years, who are truly the ones ruling America, and now the world. Our physical government, which is the face of this elite “beast,” answers to this group of elite, which some people call the Illuminati, but which includes the Bilderberg group, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, Big Banks, CEOs of corporations, religious leaders and heads of state, etc. They are the de facto government in these United States of America. Yet, now or very soon this shadow government will no longer be in the shadows, but they will be what we see front and center. They are the all-seeing eye (eye of Horus) which hovers over top the unfinished pyramid on the Great Seal of the USA.
Basically, what they have done or are doing is they are turning the USA into a Public-Private-Partnership of sorts (2). I admit that I don’t completely understand what all that means, but what I do know is that this means that the beast shadow government will no longer be ruling from the shadows, but they will soon rule more directly, and that these CEOs of corporations, i.e. the really wealthy ones, et al, will be more out in the open, perhaps via the Trump presidency, along with his chosen cabinet. This will be true, though, whether or not Trump is actually inaugurated as the next president of the USA, for this is where our nation has been headed from nearly the very beginnings of her existence as the USA.
So, what this means for the church is that, if she has partnered with this government via the 501c3 that she is, in fact, unequally yoked together with Satan and his deceitful workers (See: 2 Co. 11:13-15). So, God is calling her to come out from her lest she share in her sins and in her punishment (See: Rev. 18:1-8). Please pray about this, for this is serious business!
What You Tolerate (vv. 16-21)
Again I say, let no one think me foolish; but if you do, receive me even as foolish, so that I also may boast a little. What I am saying, I am not saying as the Lord would, but as in foolishness, in this confidence of boasting. Since many boast according to the flesh, I will boast also. For you, being so wise, tolerate the foolish gladly. For you tolerate it if anyone enslaves you, anyone devours you, anyone takes advantage of you, anyone exalts himself, anyone hits you in the face. To my shame I must say that we have been weak by comparison.
This is speaking to the institutional church today loud and clear. Again, the church is a living organism with Christ Jesus as her only head. She is the body of Christ, a spiritual entity, not a physical one. She is married to one husband, Jesus Christ. She is to not partner with any other entity or to make anyone else her head. She is definitely not to incorporate the body of Christ with an ungodly and evil entity, i.e. she is not to be unequally yoked together with unbelievers, i.e. most especially with an evil government. She is not to make herself into a man-made business and to market herself as such, either, but she does and has – not the whole body of Christ has, mind you, but a very large majority in America has. And Jesus is jealous, and he is calling out to his bride to forsake these “other lovers” and to return to her “first love.”
But, it isn’t just this situation alone that is the issue. Via the partnership with the US government she has brought government worship into the church via the pledge (vow) of allegiance (fidelity) to the US flag and its government, with hand over heart, too, and via the singing of patriotic songs and the honoring of our military as our heroes, and as our “saviors” and “protectors.” The church has basically been indoctrinated with government worship to the point where the vast majority of the church here in America trusts whatever they hear coming out of the mouths of their leaders and from the mouths of their government-controlled (elite-controlled) media. And, so they are ripe for deception, manipulation and for being mind-controlled, as well.
In addition to all of this, the church has brought the world into the church rather than the church going out into the world with the gospel. In order to attract the world, thus, to the “church,” they turned to worldly means and methods for attracting the world, and via worldly marketing schemes and techniques. They have basically turned the church into a marketplace, and Jesus is coming with a whip to drive them out, I believe. “Worship” services are, more than not, just big shows to entertain the world and to make them feel good so they will want to come back. Bible studies are often just studies of books written by mere men (Holy Spirit uninspired). And, the gospel has been diluted in order to appeal to human flesh. So, they have completely removed the cross of Christ from our lives – no death to sin and no living to righteousness. And, the Holy Spirit has been given the boot!
So, again, Jesus Christ is calling out to his bride to return to him as her only “love” and to forsake all these “other lovers,” as well as to be discerning concerning these wolves in sheep’s clothing who masquerade themselves as servants of righteousness. Jesus said his sheep listen to his voice and they follow (obey) him. Whose voice are you following today? The voice of Jesus? Or, the voice of the government and media? Or, the voice of the world?
My Sheep / An Original Work / June 24, 2012
Based off John 10:1-18 NIV
My sheep hear me. They know me.
They listen to my voice and obey.
I call them and lead them.
They know my voice, so they follow me.
They will never follow strangers.
They will run away from them.
The voice of a stranger they know not;
They do not follow him.
So, I tell you the truth that
I am the gate, so you enter in.
Whoever does enter
Will find forgiveness and will be saved.
Nonetheless whoever enters
Not by the gate; other way,
He is the thief and a robber.
Listen not, the sheep to him.
Oh, I am the Good Shepherd,
Who laid his own life down for the sheep.
I know them. They know me.
They will live with me eternally.
The thief only comes to steal and
Kill and to destroy the church.
I have come to give you life that
You may have it to the full…
They know my voice, so they follow me.
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