Saturday, October 31, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “All Through the Night.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Jeremiah 9:1-9 (NASB).
Through Deceit (vv. 1-6)
Oh that my head were waters
And my eyes a fountain of tears,
That I might weep day and night
For the slain of the daughter of my people!
Oh that I had in the desert
A wayfarers’ lodging place;
That I might leave my people
And go from them!
For all of them are adulterers,
An assembly of treacherous men.
“They bend their tongue like their bow;
Lies and not truth prevail in the land;
For they proceed from evil to evil,
And they do not know Me,” declares the Lord.
“Let everyone be on guard against his neighbor,
And do not trust any brother;
Because every brother deals craftily,
And every neighbor goes about as a slanderer.
“Everyone deceives his neighbor
And does not speak the truth,
They have taught their tongue to speak lies;
They weary themselves committing iniquity.
“Your dwelling is in the midst of deceit;
Through deceit they refuse to know Me,” declares the Lord.
World powers and local opponents to evangelical Christianity, i.e. to the gospel according to Jesus, have been assembling together to seek a solution to the problem of what to do with Christians who are publicly proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ for the salvation of souls. There are three main weapons which they are engaging in to come against those who hold fast to the faith, who will not compromise their convictions, and who continue to spread the good news of the gospel of our salvation. One of them is to use military force against these believers. Some of this military force is disguised as “terrorists” our nation is fighting against, such as ISIS, when ISIS is truly a privatized military arm of the New World Order. The US recruits, trains, equips and supports terrorism, not the other way around. This weapon of war results in the shedding of innocent blood and Christian martyrs.
Another weapon they are using against Christians is the media, i.e. via the spreading of stories about Christians which may be partially true, but twisted, or may be totally false, and for the purpose to discredit them, and to paint them as ignorant, bigoted, hateful, and intolerant. Most of these stories are orchestrated or fabricated by the New World Order in order to bring these things to the public’s attention, to present that there is a problem, so that the N.W.O. can come in with the solution to the problem. I suspect they have, at least partially, come to some resolution, which I believe is reflected in Obama’s decision to put boots on the ground in Syria, and is also evidenced by this new US-backed Syrian rebel alliance on the offensive presently in Syria, according to the news.
A third weapon is spies, which can be electronic surveillance equipment, such as on our street lights, our stop lights, through TV sets, via the Internet, our computers, our smart phones or cell phones, and even in our automobiles. Or, it can be via private citizens who have answered the call to spy on family, friends, neighbors, fellow Christians, co-workers, etc., in order to get information from them, which they then pass on to the government. The government then compiles all this information together in a data center, which they can then use against Christians to charge them with hate speech or whatever, in order to silence them, I believe. Just as I wrote this paragraph, my computer blacked out and up came a message that read: “Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We’re just collecting some error info, and then we’ll restart it for you.” Interesting timing. Hmmm.
Basically what this means is that our government leaders, and some church leaders, too, have turned their backs on the American people, and on those who believe in Jesus Christ, i.e. they have betrayed, denied, rejected, abandoned, and forsaken us. They have committed adultery against us, and they have turned us over to our enemies, for them to override (prevail over and dominate) us. They have made a deal with the devil, and it is going to mean the persecution and death of many followers of Christ worldwide. And, this has been in the works for a long time. Obama, in his Cairo speech of 2009, inferred it, and now he and the Pope shamelessly state the facts of what they (the New World Order) are doing and plan to do in the way of doing away with all that divides us as a people so that we can all come together as one, in harmony, under the N.W.O. “Beast.” Part of the plan has to do with coming after evangelical Christians. [http://joeduck.com/2009/06/04/president-obamas-cairo-speech-transcript/; http://www.unaoc.org/who-we-are/.%5D
He Will Refine (vv. 7-9)
Therefore thus says the Lord of hosts,
“Behold, I will refine them and assay them;
For what else can I do, because of the daughter of My people?
“Their tongue is a deadly arrow;
It speaks deceit;
With his mouth one speaks peace to his neighbor,
But inwardly he sets an ambush for him.
“Shall I not punish them for these things?” declares the Lord.
“On a nation such as this
Shall I not avenge Myself?
I believe God is allowing this New World Order to gain control over the world as a judgment on the people and governments in the world, and as his divine discipline and correction on his wayward (backsliding) church. God’s purpose in this judgment is to examine his people and to refine (purify) them. God has been speaking to his adulterous church for some time now about her sins of idolatry and adultery, but, for the most part, she has refused to repent of her sins and to return to her Lord, for she claims God does not require repentance or obedience. Hogwash! All throughout the New Testament repentance and obedience to Christ are taught as necessary parts of the kind of faith that saves us (See: Luke 9:23-25; John 6:35-66; Ac. 26:16-18; Ro. 6:1-23; 8:1-14; 2 Co. 5:15; Gal. 2:20; Eph. 4:17-24; Tit. 2:11-14; 1 Pet. 2:24-25; & 1 Jn. 1:5-9; Ac. 3:19-20; Heb. 5:9).
He is also allowing this New World Order to come against his servants and messengers in order to refine them, to make them holy, to conform them to the image of Christ, to teach them perseverance, to teach them to rely on him and not on themselves, and so that they might comfort others going through similar suffering with the comfort they have received from the Lord during these difficult times. As well, I believe that through persecution the church will be revived and strengthened in the faith, and the gospel of Jesus Christ will spread, and it will result in many more people coming to faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and as Savior of their lives (See: Book of Isaiah).
So, we are not to be afraid of what others will do to us, but we should be wise and discerning so that we don’t fall into error and under the cloud of deception. We must remain faithful to our Lord and to his Word, and continue sharing the gospel as long as we are able, and be careful not to trust too easily, for there are many liars and deceivers, some of whom will pretend they are our best friends. They will act as though we are best buddies, but they will turn around and stab us in the back, i.e. they will end up betraying us in the end. We have to know that we live in an age of deception, and especially that we cannot trust the mainstream news media, which is an arm of the New World Order, or the words of our government leaders, or many of our church leaders, who are wolves in sheep’s clothing.
Yet, we need to love and forgive and pray for those who mistreat, betray, and desert us, and who turn us over to our enemies, for they need to know Jesus, too.
All Through the Night / An Original Work / December 7, 2013
Based off Various Scriptures
Blessed are you when you’re persecuted
Because of your faith in Jesus Christ.
Blessed are you when people insult you,
And falsely say what leads folks to doubt.
Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is
Great in the heavens. You’re not alone.
When you are persecuted in one place,
Flee to another. God will be there.
You will be hated by all the nations
Because you testify of God’s grace.
Many will seize you and persecute you,
And put to death the foll’wers of Christ.
Yet, do not fear what humans may do to you,
For I’m with you all through the night.
I tell you, love your enemies with my love,
And forgive as I forgave you.
Pray for those who do evil against you.
Rest in my love and grace from above.