Monday, May 1, 2017, 6:36 p.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “His Tender Mercies.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read John 10:1-13 (NIV).
A Stranger’s Voice (vv. 1-6)
“Very truly I tell you Pharisees, anyone who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.” Jesus used this figure of speech, but the Pharisees did not understand what he was telling them.
Jesus Christ is the shepherd of his sheep. He is also the gate by which we enter into his sheep pen, the church, the body of Christ, and the kingdom of heaven, via God-given faith in Jesus Christ. Jesus is the only way to the Father and to eternal life with God in heaven. There is no other way. His way is also the only way to salvation from sin and to eternal life, and that is only by way of the cross. First Jesus died on a cross, where he put our sins to death, and then he was resurrected from the dead, whereby he rose victorious over sin, hell, Satan and death, on our behalf. When we believe in him with God-given faith, we are crucified with him in death to sin, and we are resurrected with him to newness of life, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness (See: Ro. 6:1-23; Eph. 4:17-24; 1 Pet. 2:24).
Yet, there are strangers who have entered this sheep pen by another way, i.e. via deception, manipulation, force, persuasion and fakery. They are not true shepherds of the sheep, but are forgeries, phonies, liars and hypocrites who pretend to care for the sheep, but who are truly thieves and robbers. Many of them serve as pastors and elders in local congregations or in man-made churches, which are really businesses called “church,” but which are not founded on Jesus and the gospel, but on business marketing techniques and schemes. And, they preach a false grace gospel which requires no death to sin, no repentance, no submission to Christ and his cross, and no obedience. They twist the scriptures to their advantage, or they take them out of context in order to back up their lies and their false hope gospel.
Yet, these strangers exist, as well, in the political realm. Some of them claim to be Christians in order to convince Christians to follow them and to believe they truly care about the people, when that is a lie. One of them is Donald Trump, the current president of the USA. But, they also exist as some or all of those on the White House staff, and among those who are our senators and representatives, governors, and mayors, etc. Yet, our federal government of these United States is not the de facto government of this nation. Instead, a shadow government of the Elite (wealthy and powerful) of the world is the actual government of these United States, and our government leaders actually serve them, like the harlot who rides the beast. Thus, our government leaders are really more like the hired hands, which the shadow government uses to do their dirty work across the globe.
Steal, Kill and Destroy (vv. 7-10)
Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
In actuality, what our government leaders are involved in is the conquering of nations and peoples and Christians throughout the globe, murdering innocents (including Christians), raping, pillaging, destruction of property, confiscation of property not their own, and the take down of sovereign nations, and all for this shadow government, a.k.a. the New World Order, a.k.a. the beast (of Revelation 13). They are also involved in the forced relocation and deaths of many, many people, some of whom probably die in route or else they die in camps, much like the American Indians who President Andrew Jackson relocated from the southern states to west of the Mississippi River. Interestingly enough, Donald Trump seems to be making a parallel of sorts between himself and President Jackson, as kinship spirits.
What I believe the Lord Jesus is showing me today is that this is coming to America, too. It has to in order for this beast to ultimately rule the entire world and for all nations to be in subjection to this beast New World Order. America will not be spared. What we have done to other nations will soon be done to us, too. What goes around comes around.
Our president is not who he says he is, and he is not going to do most of the things he says he is going to do. He, alias the shadow government, a.k.a. the New World Order beast, which is comprised of multiple people and groups joined together for one common purpose, is planning to force compliance with this beast New World Order. They will do this by forced separation of what is vital, fundamental and essential for our survival physically, emotionally, and/or spiritually from its supply and support and/or from its foundation, such as removing from the people their bank accounts, incomes, sources of food, church fellowships, Bibles, homes, and lands, et al. The plan will also be to try to separate Christians from their beliefs and to get them to bend, i.e. to conform to the shape of the beast, to deny their Lord, and to compromise truth for the sake of acceptance and unity.
The Lord has been showing me much lately that America is in for a low time, a time of depression or decline financially, but that through this low period his church will be revived and many people will come to faith in Jesus Christ. The Lord will purify his bride to make her ready for the consummation of the marriage between her and her Lord (husband), Jesus Christ. Although this thief New World Order beast is here to kill and to destroy, Jesus is here via his Spirit to give life, and to give it abundantly to all who will trust in him to be Lord (owner-master) and Savior of their lives, via death to sin and resurrection to new lives in him, to be lived to him and to his righteousness.
The Hired Hand (vv. 11-13)
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.”
Jesus Christ, the Son of God (and God) died on a cross to deliver us out of slavery to sin and to free us to now come under the control of his righteousness. He took the punishment for our sin, as well, so that we would be delivered from hell and have the hope of eternal life with God. When we believe in Jesus with God-given faith, our old self is crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin – because anyone who has died has been freed from sin (Ro. 6:6-7). Now we walk (in lifestyle) according to the Spirit and no longer according to our sinful flesh (Ro. 8:1-14).
Yet, there are those who are the “hired hands,” i.e. those who come only to kill, steal and destroy who want nothing more than to convince us either that Jesus is not the only way to God and to heaven, and/or that salvation in him requires no death to sin and resurrection to new life, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. They want to convince us that we can make some acknowledgment of what Jesus did for us and some type of acceptance of his grace to us in providing forgiveness of sins, minus death to sin and living to righteousness. Thus, they do not teach that Jesus died that we might die to sin and live to righteousness, so we must not heed them.
As well, there are “hired hands” in the political realm, and in this case they are the US government who work for this shadow government (beast). They have already handed us over to this beast, i.e. they have already deserted the people of this nation. A turning point for America is coming when the wind of change will shift and will propel this move into the next phase of this takeover of the USA by this New World Order beast. It will come suddenly upon us like a surprise storm and the gust of a strong wind, and it will shake this nation to its very core. Yet, we are not to be afraid, for our Lord is with us, and he will give us all we need to endure and to cope with this change.
His Tender Mercies / An Original Work / January 26, 2014
Fear not! I’m with you.
Be not dismayed!
God watches o’er you.
Trust Him today.
He’ll lead and guide you;
Give you His aid.
He’ll love and keep you
With Him always.
Walk in His footsteps.
He’ll lead the way.
Trust in His love;
Believe that He cares.
He will not leave you.
Faithful He’ll be.
His tender mercies
Now you will see.
Fellowship with Him
Throughout the day.
Tell Him your heartaches.
He’ll heal always.
Rest in His comfort.
He is your friend.
Your faith He’ll strengthen,
True to the end.