Lift up The Standard

Sunday, October 25, 2015, 2:17 p.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Come and See.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Jeremiah 4: (Selected vv. NASB).

Blow the Trumpet! (vv. 5-6a)

Declare in Judah and proclaim in Jerusalem, and say,
“Blow the trumpet in the land;
Cry aloud and say,
‘Assemble yourselves, and let us go
Into the fortified cities.’
“Lift up a standard toward Zion!
Seek refuge, do not stand still.”

Much of today’s church is living in spiritual adultery against her Lord, and is chasing after “other lovers,” i.e. after the idols of human-making. The church in the USA has partnered with an evil government and has put that government as head of the church in place of Jesus Christ. They have gone the way of the world, and have diluted the gospel of our salvation to make it more appealing and acceptable to the world. They have become followers of humans instead of followers of God. The Word of God has largely been replaced with humanistic philosophy, with mysticism and occultism, and with books on human business marketing schemes and techniques. Bible studies have largely been replaced with movies or with books written by mere humans, and worship services have largely been turned into theatre productions for the entertainment of the world. And, the church has been turned into big business and is marketed just like any other human-based business.

The gospel has been turned into nothing more than doing “good deeds,” and the message of the cross has been removed in favor of a softer and less threatening message which tickles the itching ears of those who listen to it. This softer message removes the requirement from God’s word for repentance (turning from sin) and following our Lord in obedience, as necessary components of faith which saves us from sin, and it tells its adherents that God is pleased with them no matter what they do, and that he smiles on them and delights in them even when they are steeped in sin. It convinces them that grace means free license to continue in sin without guilt and without remorse, and thus people have lost the fear of the Lord, i.e. the reverence, honor, and respect for God and for his Word have been nearly lost. Having lost the fear of God, many have returned to following after the flesh, convinced that grace covers it all, and so they are in the clear, believing God does not even see their sin, and that when he looks at them, all he sees is Jesus and his righteousness.

God has been having his servants and messengers sound the trumpet and lift up His standard to his church, yet many have still not returned to their Lord, but have continued in their adulterous ways. Some will claim they have returned, but it is only in pretense, and not with their whole hearts. So, God is still calling out to his wayward church to return to him, and he will have mercy on them, and will revive and restore them to fellowship with him. They just have to acknowledge their guilt – that they have rebelled against their Lord, that they have been running after “other lovers,” and that they have not obeyed God. Some people might make a pretense at confession of guilt, or they might only part-way confess, thinking that clears them, while they continue in their adultery. When we confess sin, though, we have to make full confessions, not partial ones, and we have to call sin what God calls it, i.e. if we are habitual at lying, we are liars, and if we routinely commit adultery, then we are adulterers, and if we make a practice of stealing, we are thieves. Repentance means to change, i.e. to stop practicing sin, and to become servants of righteousness.

God’s standard for his church is that Jesus died that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; that we might no longer live for ourselves, but for him who gave himself up for us; and that he died that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us who walk not after the flesh, but according to the Spirit, for if we walk after the flesh, we will die, but if by the Spirit we put to death the deeds of the flesh, we will live (See: 1 Pet. 2:24; 2 Co. 5:15; Ro. 8:1-14). His grace is not a free license to continue in sin without guilt and without remorse. His grace, which brings salvation, teaches us to say “NO” to ungodliness and worldly passions and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives while we wait for his return (Tit. 2:11-14). If we say we have fellowship with God, but we walk in darkness (sin habitually), we are liars, and the truth is not in us (1 Jn. 1:6). 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 to sin and self), we will gain eternal life (Lu. 9:23-25). This is God’s standard!

A Destroyer of Nations (vv. 6b-8)

For I am bringing evil from the north,
And great destruction.
“A lion has gone up from his thicket,
And a destroyer of nations has set out;
He has gone out from his place
To make your land a waste.
Your cities will be ruins
Without inhabitant.
“For this, put on sackcloth,
Lament and wail;
For the fierce anger of the Lord
Has not turned back from us.”

There is a New World Order “beast” which has been consuming sovereign nations, destroying land, confiscating natural resources, killing innocents, including Christians, faking uprisings, producing chaos, plotting takeovers of nations and the persecution of the church, all in order to bring the entire world under the rule of this one-world government, alias the “beast,” and this one-world religion. First they create a chaotic situation which needs resolution, and then they go in as the “saviors” to solve the problem, which they first created, and with a solution that they pre-arranged. This New World Order is comprised of the Elite of this world, big banks, CEOs of corporations, heads of state, the Bilderberg Group, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission, etc.

One of the plots of this New World Order, in order to bring about this cooperation, unity, and conformity to the New World Order, which is presently underway, is this refugee crisis in the Middle East. I don’t know if any of these “refugees” are literal refugees from war-torn nations who are seeking refuge in Europe and in America, or if they are all soldiers disguised as refugees, and this whole crisis is a Trojan horse for the takeover of sovereign nations, or if it is a combination of both. What I am most confident about, though, is that this was generated by the New World Order for the very purpose of invading sovereign nations in order to take them down, i.e. to destroy their sovereignty and to bring all these nations under the rule of this beast. As well, I believe many of these mass shootings, of late, here in America, are also the working of this “beast,” and are also for the purpose to create a situation which requires a solution so that the N.W.O. can come in as “savior,” to bring peace (a false peace), unity, cooperation and conformity of all people to the New World Order “beast.” When the reality of all this unfolds, it will be devastating, I believe.

Another plot of this New World Order is to bring all people of all faiths, and all walks of life, in unity together as one body. In order to do that, they began long ago with destroying the church and the gospel from within, via the things I mentioned earlier in this writing, by dismantling the gospel, marketing the church like any other business, and getting the people to become followers of humans over followers of God, etc. The Pope is a very strong voice right now for this one-world religion, as he, as an instrument of the New World Order “beast,” is leading the people of this world to forsake Jesus Christ as the chief cornerstone of the church, in favor of bringing all religions together under one roof. He has knocked down Jesus Christ as head over the church, and he has removed purity and righteousness from the gospel of our salvation via his teachings. He is teaching tolerance as though it is showing Christ’s compassion to others. His idea of “change” is a rejection of the gospel according to Jesus, and it is presenting a false image of Jesus Christ as one who is accepting of sin and who embraces people of all religions, as though we are all one in faith.

The Pope, as an agent of the New World Order, wants to conform the teachings of scripture to the modernization of the life of the family unit, i.e. in order to be more welcoming of gays and accepting of practices which God calls sin. He wants purity and righteousness removed from our faith and practice, so that we open the way for the unsaved to be more completely assimilated into church life. He does not want Jesus Christ as the foundation for our Christian faith and practice, but he wants us to have our faith rooted in the life of human beings, i.e. for humans to determine what we should believe and how we should behave. In other words, his mission is to remove Christ from our covenant relationship with God in order to render that covenant useless and worthless, and of no value to us. He wants the church to acclimate (adjust) to different beliefs and practices, which is a deviation from the teachings of scripture and the gospel of our salvation. In other words, he wants us to break off our engagement to Jesus Christ and to unite us with the New World Order “Beast.”

So, the adulterous church is being called upon by God to lament and wail over the destruction of the body of Christ, and of the gospel of our salvation, and to wash the evil from their hearts and be saved (or revived and restored), i.e. God is calling the church living in adultery to own up to their sin, to turn from it, and to follow God/Jesus in obedience. He is lifting up the standard for us to follow, which he made known to us through Jesus Christ and his NT apostles, and he is calling upon his adulterous church to reject the lies of these deceivers and to embrace and follow the truth of God’s holy Word only.

Come and See / An Original Work / May 20, 2013

Based off John 1:35-51

John, the Baptist, called of God to
Make straight the way for the Lord,
Told his disciples about Jesus,
So two of them followed Him.

One of them who followed Jesus
Told his brother, Simon Peter,
Who then he brought to the Savior,
Who had told them, “Come and see.”

Jesus Christ, our Lord, Messiah,
On his way to Galilee found a man, Philip,
So he told him, “I want you to follow Me.”

Philip then found his friend,
And he told him, “We have found the one
The prophets spoke of – He is Jesus!”
Philip then said, “Come and see.”

Jesus saw the man, Nathanael,
While he sat beneath a fig tree,
Even before Philip called him,
So Nathanael did believe.

Nonetheless the Lord said,
“You believe because of what I told you.
You will see much greater things than these
If you will Come and see.”

Jesus’ calling to each one of us.
He tells us to believe in Him
As our Lord and Messiah,
And to follow where He leads.

He says we must turn from our sins,
Die to sin and self each day,
And put on our new lives in Jesus;
Bow before Him; humbly pray.

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2 thoughts on “Lift up The Standard

  1. I feel very enlightened after reading this blog. Thank you very much. Though in my opinion, we are under one faith, different religions yes, but we all believe in the existence of a Divine provider which is God.

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    • Jeanette, there is only one true God, and he is the creator of humankind, the earth, the animals, the birds, the fish, etc. He exists as three persons in one – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Son is Jesus Christ, who came to earth, took on human form and died on a cross to deliver people from bondage to sin. Only through faith in Jesus Christ can we have the hope of salvation from sin and the hope of eternal life with God. Only through faith in Jesus Christ do we believe in the one and only true God. All others are without God, and without hope, and are destined to spend eternity in the fires of hell. The only way to God and to salvation is to die with Christ to sin, and to be resurrected with Christ to a new life, “created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” So, although many people believe in a supreme being, not all have faith in the one and only true God, who provides salvation from sin and eternal life with him for all who believe in his Son, Jesus Christ.

      Thank you for responding. Sue

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