Ephesians 4:17-19 ESV
Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity.
Who are the Gentiles?
Back in the Old Testament times, the people were either Jews (who were then God’s people) or they were Gentiles (not God’s people). So, the term “Gentile,” after Jesus’ death and resurrection, then became synonymous with the ungodly, i.e. with those not believing in Jesus Christ (i.e. with those not believing in Almighty God, the God of Abraham – Father, Son and Holy Spirit). So, Jews who don’t believe in Jesus, don’t believe in Almighty God.
Yet, the division was/is no longer Jew and Gentile, but it was then, and it is now, Christian and Gentile (i.e. non-Christian), for all people who do not believe in Jesus Christ are Gentiles (including non-believing Jews).
So, the people of the physical nation of Israel today are Gentiles, if they do not believe in the One and Only True God, the God of Abraham – Father, Son (Jesus Christ) and Holy Spirit. In fact, if they deny Jesus is the Christ, the promised Messiah, they are literally antichrist, or the antichrist.
This means that there is no difference between Jews and Arabs. They are both Gentiles, and as such, they are opposed to God and to his people. Only those who believe in Jesus Christ are now God’s chosen and holy people.
This is really critical that we get this, because many Christians today are supporting and are standing with the physical nation of Israel, thinking that they are standing with God’s people, but they aren’t. In fact, they are supporting and are standing with the antichrist. And, this is going to become more and more evident with time just how much the physical nation of Israel is of the antichrist, not of God, and how they are of the beast.
So, don’t be fooled. Don’t be deceived. Know what God’s Word teaches. God made Jew and Gentile one in Christ, via faith in Jesus Christ. We who believe in Jesus Christ are the Israel of God, God’s chosen and holy people.
[Look it up here: Matt. 12:30; Rom. 9:6-8; Rom. 11:28-32; Gal. 3:10, 16, 26-29; Gal. 4:22-31; Eph. 2:14-18; 1 Jn. 2:22.]
Making it Practical
So, with that said, the Lord is making application of this passage of scripture to our world today, as we are seeing it played out, not only in the world, as a whole, but now specifically with the nation of the USA.
The US government is not the real government of the USA. There is a group of the elite (wealthy and powerful) of the world, a large percentage of whom are Jewish, who are the de facto government of the USA, and have been serving as such behind the scenes for many years. But, now they are coming to the forefront, and they are bringing our nation down and into submission to the beast New World Order, along with the rest of the world.
They are the new “Master Race.” So, what we are seeing, also, is a revival of Hitler’s regime, only this is on a global scale. And, the Jews and their allies are the persecutors of God’s holy people, just as they were in Jesus’ day.
If you have followed the news with any spiritual discernment over the last several years, in particular, you probably have picked up on the Modus Operandi of this beast New World Order of the Elite (All-seeing Eye of Horus on our national seal), which the US government serves.
Basically, what they do is they fake uprisings, fake internal conflicts within governments, create chaos, plan and carry out false flag operations, lie, cheat, steal, falsify information, murder innocents, manipulate, detract, entertain, put on performances and dramatizations, and say all manner of pure nonsense in order to deceive and to accomplish their evil purposes.
And, then they convince us that these governments are broken or that they are being run by tyrannical leaders or that they are being overthrown by terrorists and so that we need to go in and “save the day” and rescue these nations and people. But, this is all a ruse. For, what our government, in cooperation and under the authority of this beast, is doing is conquering nations, peoples and Christians for the ultimate rule of this beast.
So, what is happening in America right now is the same M.O. as has happened in all of these other nations. All this mess with the wall that President Trump wants to build, and with Congress disapproving, and with a looming government shutdown, et al, is all play acting, but it is no game. For, the stakes are high. For, their goal and objective is to literally shut down our government for good and to bring us under this rule of the beast.
Just like they did in all these other nations, they have to prove that our form of government is not working, and that we need help and change. So, this is about the defeat of capitalism by this socialistic New World Order. But, first they have to put the present order of government to death so that out of the ashes of the old order a new order of government, i.e. of this beast, can rise and take over, and this is where this is all headed, as sure as anything.
In the Church, too
But, this isn’t happening just within our government. This has been going on within the church, too, for many years, as it has slowly been taken over by the New World Order beast, too. For, first they convinced the church to partner with this evil regime (the US government), and to come underneath its authority. And, then they convinced the church to turn “church” into a business, and to market it just like any other business to the world, their customer base.
Then, in order to attract the world to the “church,” i.e. to these businesses, they diluted the gospel message to make it more attractive, desirable and appealing to the world. So, they removed the true message of the cross of Christ, and they made it solely about forgiveness of sins and a promise of heaven when we die. But, they totally cut out the fact that God’s grace, which brings salvation, instructs us to say “No!” to ungodliness and fleshly lusts and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives (Tit. 2:11-14).
Ephesians 4:20-24 ESV
But that is not the way you learned Christ! — assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
Ok, so this is not the way we should have learned Christ, i.e. the way of the Gentiles. For, the truth that is in Jesus teaches us that if we want to be saved from our sins, and have a relationship with Jesus Christ, and the hope of heaven when we die, we must die with Christ to sin, deny self, and take up our cross daily and follow (obey) Jesus Christ. For, if we hold on to our old lives (of living for sin and self), we will lose them for eternity. But, if we lose our lives (die with Christ to sin), then we have eternal life (Lu. 9:23-25; cf. Rom. 8:1-17; 1 Jn. 1:5-9; Gal. 5:19-21; Jn. 6:35-66; Ac. 26:18).
Yet, this beast New World Order has convinced much of today’s church to buy into a cheap grace (substitute) gospel which denies Jesus Christ and the purpose for which he gave his life up on that cross for us. For, they either teach or they imply that we can believe in Jesus, have the assurance of heaven as our eternal destiny, but still walk in sin, in sinful addictions. But, that is not the truth that is in Christ Jesus that we should have been taught.
For, the reason for which Jesus died on that cross is that we might die with him to sin and live to him and to his righteousness. This is taught all throughout the New Testament. For, if we make a profession of faith in Jesus Christ and yet we continue to walk (in lifestyle) in sin, then the Bible says we are liars who do not live by the truth. It says we don’t know God and he doesn’t know us. And, it says that heaven is not guaranteed, but what awaits us is a fearful expectation of hell and of raging fires.
True faith in Jesus Christ, which is God-given and God-persuaded, by the Spirit of God puts sin to death, i.e. it puts off the old self which is corrupt through deceitful desires, and it is renewed in the spirit of our minds, i.e. it has a change of mind away from living for sin and self to living to God and to his righteousness. And, it is reborn of the Spirit of God to a new life, not like the old life, but one that is created in God to be like Him in true (honest) righteousness and holiness (not the fake stuff).
And, true faith in Jesus Christ results in us walking (in lifestyle) according to the Spirit and no longer according to the flesh. For, if we walk according to the flesh, we die in our sins, not have eternal life with God (Rom. 8:1-17).
For Our Nation
An Original Work / September 11, 2012
Bombs are bursting. Night is falling.
Jesus Christ is gently calling
You to follow Him in all ways.
Trust Him with your life today.
Make Him your Lord and your Savior.
Turn from your sin. Follow Jesus.
He will forgive you of your sin;
Cleanse your heart, made new within.
Men betraying: Our trust fraying.
On our knees to God we’re praying,
Seeking God to give us answers
That are only found in Him.
God is sovereign over all things.
Nothing from His mind escaping.
He has all things under His command,
And will work all for good.
Jesus Christ is gently calling
You to follow Him in all ways.
Men deceiving: we’re believing
In our Lord, and interceding
For our nation and its people
To obey their God today.
He is our hope for our future.
For our wounds He offers suture.
He is all we need for this life.
Trust Him with your life today.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019