A Good Death

I live in the United States of America. I am a naturalized citizen, for I was born here in the state of Ohio in 1949. I grew up like most Americans of that time going to public school where we were taught to say the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the USA. I grew up being taught to sing patriotic songs and to give high honor to our nation and our form of government, and to think of our soldiers as our heroes who were protecting our freedoms.

I thought we were the “good guys,” because I believed what I was taught in school and what I saw on the news on TV. I believed in our form of government and had no reason to question what I had always been taught, because this was reinforced in the church, too. So, I accepted it, not equal with my faith, but I was conditioned to see it as something sacred, in a way.

And, in fact, that was what was intended. For to pledge (vow) allegiance (fidelity) to the flag is worship, and that should be given to God, and to God alone. And, we were taught to do this with hand over heart, too, and our hearts are to be given to God alone, especially in worship of him.

We were to see our government and our military as our saviors who are the ones protecting us. But, it is Jesus Christ who is our Savior, and it is God who is our protector, and our freedom comes through faith in Jesus, not man. But, it is freedom from slavery to sin and from the worship of false gods. And, our government is a false god whom many Americans still worship. I did until 14 years ago.

But Then…

The Lord began to open my eyes to the truth. And, what he began to show me is that the US government is not our real government. Rather, a shadow government of the elite (wealthy and powerful) of the world is the de facto government of these united states. And, I believe that is pictured on our national seal as the All-seeing eye of Horus, a false god, which hovers over an unfinished pyramid (a masonic symbol).

And, this, I believe is a picture of this beast hovering over the people of the world, but that the capstone has not yet been put in place. But, it is getting there to where this beast New World Order will rule fully as a totalitarian ruler over all the people of the world. And, our government leaders are helping to prepare the way for the rule of this beast (read Rev. 13).

And, we are seeing this take place in our nation in many different ways. The tragedy of 9/11/01 was this New World Order beast flexing its muscles. And, then there have been many “false flag” events, mass killings, uproars, pitting people groups one against the other, inciting hatred and prejudice, chaos galore, upheavals, and all sorts of theatrics to keep the American people entertained, distracted, distraught, fearful, and giving even more of their devotion and worship to the government of the USA.

This beastly New World Order, of which our government is a part, and which it serves, has been exercising unrestrained power over the people of the world for quite a while now. For, they have been going throughout the world into other nations doing what they are now doing in our own nation, only they are a lot further along in the process in these other nations than they are in the US.

They (including our government) have been going into other nations creating chaos (like Trump is doing in the US), faking uprisings, creating factions among people groups, killing innocent people at will, stealing their natural resources, confiscating their land, and taking over their governments. It is the same M.O. (modus operandi) nation after nation after nation. And, then they lie to us and try to make us believe they are going over into these other nations for humanitarian purposes.

Out with the old, in with the new

But, in order for this beastly New World Order to take complete control over all the world, they have to have put to death the old order of things so that out of the ashes of the old order the new order can rise and take over. So, this is what we have been seeing take place all over the world, and it is what we are seeing take place now in America, part of which can be seen by the utter craziness, chaos, and ridiculousness of our present administration. For, this is all part of the plan to put our present order of things to death.

But, this isn’t happening just in the government, but in the church, too. For, the government got into the church via the 501c3, and then big business began to take over the church, and then the gospel was diluted, and the church became worldly, and then it barely resembles the body of Christ anymore because it has become so much like the world. So, the beast was at work there, too, in putting to death the old order of the Christian faith.

And, “the wall,” which Trump wants to build, is truly the rule of this beast which opposes, impedes and obstructs anyone who is not united with it. So, the criminals that we mainly need to be concerned about are those in Washington, D.C. who have sold us out to this beast. And, please know that our government supports and equips ISIS and Al Qaeda, and the Taliban, et al. So, our government leaders truly are the world’s greatest terrorists.

Luke 2:8-11 NIV

“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.’”

Despite all the craziness and utter chaos that is going on in the world, and including within the USA, though, there is GOOD NEWS!

Jesus Christ, God the Son, not only left his throne in heaven, came to earth, and was born as a baby, but he went on to become a man. When he walked this earth he was fully God yet fully man. He healed the sick and afflicted, raised the dead, comforted the sorrowful, delivered people from demons, fed the hungry and preached repentance for salvation and forgiveness of sins.

He had few true followers, though, for the vast majority of people eventually rejected him because his message of salvation from sin was “too hard” for them to swallow. So, why was it too hard? Because it requires death to sin and living to righteousness, but this death is a good kind of death. For, it was accomplished on the cross when Jesus took our place and our punishment for sin so that we could die to sin and live to righteousness.

And, then by faith in Jesus Christ, through death to sin, we are now able to be delivered from our bondage to sin so that we can live lives which are pleasing to God. And, this is the best freedom there ever will be! We can go through all kinds of tuff stuff in this world, and be hated and rejected for our faith in Jesus Christ, and be persecuted and maybe even put to death. And, yet, we are free because we are no longer bound in sin, but we now are able to live holy, godly, pure and upright lives for the glory and honor of God.

So, when things go south in this nation, which is where they are headed, and chaos increases, and we face all kinds of difficulties, trials and tribulations because this beast is putting to death the old order of things, please know that we can be at peace and at rest within our hearts through having a relationship with Almighty God and by being delivered from our slavery to sin. So, we never have to be afraid of what is coming, nor should we be surprised when “all hell” breaks loose, either, because scripture tells us this is coming.

Thus, don’t put your trust in man who cannot save you, and who will betray you. Donald Trump is not our savior. He is one of “them.” And, he has betrayed us, and he will continue to betray the American people and to hand us over to the rule of this beast, for that is his assignment, his job.

And, remember that our God is completely in control over all things and over all powers, so don’t let what is coming unsettle you, but put your trust in the Lord, and keep following his ways, and do what he says, and go where he leads you, even if it costs you your life. For, better to lose your life in this world and have eternal life, then to hold on to your life in this world, and to lose it for eternity (See: Lu. 9:23-25; Rom. 8:1-17; 1 Jn. 1:5-9).

Near the Cross

Hymn lyrics by Fanny J. Crosby, 1869
Music by William H. Doane, 1869

Jesus, keep me near the cross;
There a precious fountain,
Free to all, a healing stream,
Flows from Calvary’s mountain.

Near the cross, a trembling soul,
Love and mercy found me;
There the bright and morning star
Sheds its beams around me.

Near the cross! O Lamb of God,
Bring its scenes before me;
Help me walk from day to day
With its shadow o’er me.

Near the cross I’ll watch and wait,
Hoping, trusting ever,
Till I reach the golden strand
Just beyond the river.

In the cross, in the cross,
Be my glory ever,
Till my raptured soul shall find
Rest beyond the river.

*copyright status is public domain

Saturday, December 22, 2018

3 thoughts on “A Good Death

  1. I was raised at such a time, also. I remember a Quieter America, fewer cars, planes, all the stores closed for church. I sometimes long for those days but I realize now all the things we see with a spiritual heart has always been here, just under the radar so to speak. I thank you for saying it clearly, but most people do not want to see this. I still love my country and it’s people but never loved the government.

    q

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    • Bonnie, Thank you so much! Yes, I remember a quieter America, too, back in the 50’s and 60’s, in particular. Of course, I am speaking from my perspective as a child at that time. And, I agree that the stuff we now see with a spiritual heart has always been there, just under the radar, i.e. not so blatant and in our face as it is now. And, you are so welcome, too, but I am just sharing what the Lord gives me to share, so all glory to God. Yes, love the people, I agree. But, worship the government. No! Not any more!

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