A Shocker

Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 3:00 p.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Your Grace Divine.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Isaiah 63 (Selected vv. NASB).

He Redeemed Them (vv. 7-9)

I shall make mention of the lovingkindnesses of the Lord, the praises of the Lord,
According to all that the Lord has granted us,
And the great goodness toward the house of Israel,
Which He has granted them according to His compassion
And according to the abundance of His lovingkindnesses.
For He said, “Surely, they are My people,
Sons who will not deal falsely.”
So He became their Savior.
In all their affliction He was afflicted,
And the angel of His presence saved them;
In His love and in His mercy He redeemed them,
And He lifted them and carried them all the days of old.

God the Father sent his Son Jesus Christ, God the Son, to the earth to take on human flesh, to suffer as we suffer, and to be tempted in like manner as we are also tempted, yet without sin. When he walked the face of this earth, he was fully God yet fully man. God the Father sent his Son to die on a cross and to take upon himself the sins of the entire world, so that when he died, our sins died with him, and were buried with him. When he was resurrected from the dead, he rose victorious over sin, Satan, hell and death. Amen!

By God’s grace, through faith in Jesus Christ, we can be saved from our sins and have eternal life with God both now and for eternity. This faith involves dying with Christ to sin and being resurrected with Christ to newness of life (Ro. 6:1-23). Jesus died that we might die to sin and live to righteousness (1 Pet. 2:24). He died that we might no longer live for ourselves, but for him who gave himself up for us (2 Co. 5:15). He died that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us who walk no longer after the flesh, but who conduct our lives according to the Spirit, for if we walk according to the flesh, we will die, but if by the Spirit we put to death the deeds of the flesh, we will live (Ro. 8:1-14).

Coming to faith in Jesus Christ means we put off the old self, “which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires,” that we are made new in the attitude of our minds by the Spirit of God, and that we put on the new self, “created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness” (Eph. 4:17-24). God’s grace, which brings us salvation, is NOT a free license to continue in sin. He delivered us from slavery to sin, so how can we live in it any longer? God’s grace teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives while we wait for Christ’s return (Tit. 2:11-14). In other words, we are saved from sin in order that we might no longer live according to our flesh, but that we might walk daily in Christ’s righteousness and holiness. This is true grace!

But They Rebelled (v. 10)

But they rebelled
And grieved His Holy Spirit;
Therefore He turned Himself to become their enemy,
He fought against them.

Much of today’s church has turned away from their God, they have rebelled against him, and have grieved his Holy Spirit. They have become too much like the world in thought and in deed, and are not living holy lives separate (unlike, different) from the world so that they may become like Jesus in heart, mind, character and deeds. Some (like in the US) have partnered with evil governments, and have promoted worship of such governments, and have led their people to follow after humans in place of God, to adopt the ways of this sinful world, and to accept false doctrines. So, God has become their enemy, and he is fighting against them, i.e. the adulterous and idolatrous church of today is under the judgment of Almighty God. So, in what way is God judging his church in this present world?

One way is through Pope Francis, who is apparently asserting his authority over the church, but not just the Catholic Church, but the whole church. It would appear, from reading news articles about him, which often quote his words, that he is attempting to take the role of Jesus Christ over the church. Purportedly he sees himself as “pastor and teacher of all Christians.” Although he claims, it would seem, to guarantee “the obedience and the conformity of the Church to the will of God,” his loyalties lie elsewhere. He is subservient to this New World Order “Beast,” which is truly the one asserting authority over the whole church. And, as one of its spokesmen, his goal is to get us to bow to this “beast,” including getting all Catholic bishops and all church leaders worldwide to bow, as well. His messages are all about getting the people of the world to unite together as one, and to hug the earth, and to get all religions and all walks of life to become unified into one body.

According to this news article I read, Francis indicated that this “hierarchy” of which he speaks is not like that of the powerful of the world, i.e. the N.W.O. (Elite, Bilderbergs, Trilateral Commission, Council on Foreign Relations, et al). He described the “hierarchy” of which he speaks as an “upside-down pyramid,” which has to do with reversal of the old order so that the old order of things is on the bottom and the new order is on top. The pyramid of the New World Order with the All-Seeing Eye hovering overhead is not being turned upside down, in other words. The world is being turned upside-down. What the Pope is evidently describing is a rebellion, an abandonment of the old order of things, i.e. a subversion, which is a “systematic attempt to overthrow a government or a political system by persons who work secretly from within” (M-W), i.e. they are a shadow government working from within countries or religious systems in order to overthrow them and to make way for the New World Order “Beast” to come out of the shadows and to take his throne.

For instance, Barack Obama is not the brains of the US government, i.e. he is a puppet, a figurehead, a lip syncer, a batman suit, with the batman character being the persona of Bruce Wayne, i.e. the Elite of this world who really run the world. In other words, Obama is the face and voice of the New World Order, as is the Pope, and many others, perhaps, but it is this shadow government working behind the scenes in our nation which is the one truly calling all the shots and making the decisions. Obama just follows orders. Period! So, when our government (our present administration in the White House) makes decisions, or goes into other nations and invades them, or strikes other nations or peoples, it is this shadow government driving from the “backseat,” so to speak. In other words, what we see and what we think is the “real world” in many cases is just a façade, and the world we think exists is not real at all, but much of it is just a fabrication from the minds of the Elite.

In the situation in Syria, for example, we read in the news that supposedly the US and Russia are at odds with each other, but they are really members of the same team, i.e. the New World Order team, i.e. they are working for the same people. They are neither one striking “terrorists,” for our government leaders, at least that I know of, are the ones supporting, training and equipping the terrorists, which means the N.W.O. is doing this. They are striking Christians, and church leaders, and all opposing forces to the takeover of the N.W.O., and they are striking against independent nations (governments) and the old order of things to make way for the new order to rule the entire planet. They are inciting a revolution (cultural) in which they turn the world topsy-turvy, and the world now becomes subjected to this “beast” (communism, totalitarian authority, one-world government), which hates Christians, and is out to destroy them and the gospel of salvation. Russia is not trying to bolster the regime of Al-Assad, but that of the N.W.O. This is all about N.W.O. control.

In Canada, a new PM has been elected, but not really. Elections may take place, but they don’t really happen, i.e. the shadow government within nations sees to it that these elections go the way they have planned. This new guy is N.W.O., i.e. he is one of their servants. And, once again, this election was about doing away with the old order of things in order to bring in the new order, i.e. it is about displacing national governments with the N.W.O. This is about putting the N.W.O. “Beast” into the driver’s seat in all nations and over the church, too, across the globe. And, this is about all nations coming together as one, under one head, and all governments and the church, too, bowing in submission to the N.W.O. “Beast.” As well, this refugee situation globally is also about the takeover of the New World Order. Whether they are literally refugees from nations, or they are soldiers in disguise, and this is a “Trojan Horse,” or a little of both, this is about the N.W.O. takeover of the nations of the world, and them invading the nations, however that looks.

They are after independent nations, and all opposing forces to their takeover, and they are definitely against believers in Jesus Christ and the gospel of our salvation, and they are making threats against the church, much of which comes through the mouths of Obama and Pope Francis. They are trying to get believers in Jesus Christ to compromise with this “beast” by agreeing to not share their faith in Jesus Christ so as not to offend other people or to make other people feel bad about themselves. Satan has been getting much of the church to do this for some time now. They are trying to turn the church into a civic center for all people, which is where much of the church is already today. And, they are turning the gospel into “good works” only, but minus the message of the cross of Christ.

The “shocker” in all of this, for a lot of Christians, I believe, is that God is behind this, not that God is in support of his gospel being attacked and dismantled, but that he is allowing this “beast” and its shadow government within nations to take down the governments of nations and to oppress and persecute his church in order to get his church to acknowledge him as the holy God that he is, and to turn their hearts back to him in faithful surrender and obedience before Jesus Christ returns to gather his bride to himself. From God’s vantage point, this is about the revival of his church and the salvation of souls, for when his church is revived, the light of the gospel of our salvation will shine through the church throughout the world and many people will come to faith in Jesus Christ as a result (See the book of Isaiah). So, this, too, is God’s grace, because the goal of it is the salvation of souls and the revival of his church.

God has been giving these messages, and others like them, to his church for some time now, confronting his church with their sins, warning of judgment, warning of wolves in sheep’s clothing and against false doctrines, calling his people to repentance, and promising restoration to the repentant. Yet, most of the church kept going on, business as usual, largely ignoring the messages, and thinking that life as they know it will just continue to go on. Yet, God always keeps his word, and that is what he is doing. He is coming to the rescue, because the church has largely been blinded by this veil of deception which has come over the church. When the church suffers persecution at the hand of this “Beast,” though, they will awaken to the reality of where they have been, and of how they have been treating their God, and many will humble themselves, and God will heal them. Amen!

Your Grace Divine / An Original Work / November 6, 2011

All I have is Yours, Lord.
You gave all to me,
When You died at Calv’ry
On that cruel tree.
Crucified for my sins;
You paid what I owe,
So I’d be forgiven;
My God come to know.
All I have is Yours, Lord.
You gave all to me,
When You died at Calv’ry
On that cruel tree.

Lord, I am so thankful
For Your grace divine.
I invited You, Lord,
In this heart of mine.
I have been forgiven
For all of my sins,
So I’d live with Jesus;
His grace flow within.
Lord, I am so thankful
For Your grace divine.
I invited You, Lord,
In this heart of mine.

Growing in Your grace, Lord;
Live for You each day;
How I love to worship
You throughout my day.
Sitting at Your feet, Lord,
List’ning to You speak,
Leads me to love You, Lord,
More throughout the week.
Growing in Your grace, Lord;
Live for You each day;
How I love to worship
You throughout my day.

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