My People - Part 1
My People Are Destroyed For Lack of Knowledge: This is the generation
of knowledge and power. Man has been able to explore space, as well as
the tiny invisible human cell. He has created "smart bombs" that destroy
targets with pin-point accuracy, and he has developed technology to instantaneously
transmit voices and images worldwide. At the touch of a key, vast realms
of knowledge that would fill thousands of volumes is available on the Internet
to millions of people in their homes. Our nation is now said to be the
world's one and only Super Power.
The question is:: To What Purpose? We hold the word's record for
incarcerations. Ours is the only nation where children murder their classmates;
we are the world's largest baby killer, with China a fast second. We at
least don't eat those murdered babies; YET, but the Chinese do. The electronic
"information highway" has failed to lead down the road to moral standards
and a safe environment.
We have attained great power and knowledge, but with n great purpose
in mind. Yet we have not acquired wisdom; because of the false teaching
and deceptions of the Judeo-Christian clergy. The rule of those who hold
the reins of this power is marked with injustice, deceit, and greed. It
is said that "power corrupts," and never has this been more obvious than
in our present time. Wielding power without the right purpose can only
If there is a correct purpose to be pursued by man: It must be
that purpose revealed by man's Creator, and if we seek any other purpose
than that, it is not only the wrong purpose, but it is doomed to failure,
for only that which fits the eternal plan of God will ultimately be accomplished.
His purpose was stated in the beginning, when He said, "Let us make man
in our image after our likeness." (Genesis 1:26) Adam and Eve rejected
that purpose when they sought to become "as God," and pursued a purpose
of their own. (Genesis 3:5) We know the sad results.
To enable man to fulfill His purpose God has given rules and instructions,
that we might have a mind-to-mind relationship with Him, but the history
of man is a record of his attempt to find a way to live by his own rules.
"The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together,
against Jehovah, and against His anointed, saying Let us break their bonds
asunder, and cast away their cords from us." (Psalm 2:2-3) Our legislators
and courts make it illegal for God's commandments to be taught in school
and, instead, seek to annual those commandments by legalizing abortion,
prohibiting parental discipline, and making sodomy acceptable. One can
spend 12 years in a public school and 4 to 6 more years in a University,
and learn absolutely nothing of the Creator's purpose, in fact, great effort
is made to keep the student from thinking of the Creator at all, or even
believing that He exists. Then the "educators" hold conferences and ask
how the massacre at the Littleton school could have happened.
The violence taking place all over the world is the result of
man exercising his God-given power for the wrong purposes, rather than
seeking the purpose of God.
God's Purpose is Demonstrated in His Son, Christ Jesus: "Who is
the image of the invisible God." *Colossians 1:15) God not only gave His
Son as a sacrificial offering to atone for our (Israel's sins) that we
might be free of sin and death, but also that we might know the purpose
of the Father through the Son. We see in Christ one who perfectly fulfilled
the Father's purpose. Not only did God publicly announce that He was well
pleased with His son, but Christ so perfectly fulfilled every facet of
God's purpose that He was exalted to the right hand of God and given dominion
over the creation. (Luke 3:22; Ephesians 1:20-22)
When we make the Commitment to follow Christ: We are also committing
to fulfill god's purpose to have us in His image. Paul wrote that those
who are called according to His purpose are fore-ordained to be conformed
to the image of His Son. (Romans 8:28-29) Making us into that image requires
a lot of changes; serious changes. He isn't playing; none of this foxhole
religion, false promises, hollow worship, or lip service. We are to be
transformed from the inside out. The theme that is popular with this church
cowards today is property, fame, pleasure, and security and little concern
for the ultimate purpose. One wants to settle the whole thing about eternity
in one moment, so he can get it over with and get on with his life.
But it is a life time process; Christ said, "let him take up his
cross (stake) daily and follow me." In the words of Paul, we are buried
with Christ through Baptism into death: "that we also might walk in newness
of life." (Romans 6:4) (This Baptism, although the Judeo-Christian clergy,
will not teach you is the Born-Again experience that they speak so much
of, but never explain) That's just the beginning of new life, and it is
a continuous walk in the direction of God's purpose; and without the demonstration
of works, then there is no proof that the person has been "born-again"
or is even a Christian which is a follower of Christ.
John wrote that everyone who has the hope of becoming like Christ
"purifies himself, even as he is pure." ( 1 John 3:3) This is not to say
that we can perfect ourselves to His image by our own will and efforts.
The broad way, which Christ said leads to destruction is littered with
the broken lives of those who thought they could rise to the heights of
perfection by their own determination and ability. What God wants from
us is humility, trust, and obedience. The transformation is by His hand
when we submit to Him, and not before.
Our confidence is in God, not in ourselves; Can God fulfill His
purpose? Indeed, He can, "God is able to make all grace abound unto you..."
(2 Corinthians 9:8) That grace may come in the form of suffering, loss,
or persecution. When we allow external circumstances to fill us with anxiety
and make us worry, what does this say about God's grace but that it has
failed and God cannot provide? The apostle Paul prayed to the Lord three
times to remove the "thorn in the flesh" which he suffered, bu the answer
was, "My grace is sufficient for thee: for my power is made perfect in
weakness/ (2 Corinthians 12:8-9) Paul then wrote: "Wherefore I take pleasure
in weakness, , in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses,
for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then I am strong." (2 Corinthians
Once we tell Him that we want His will to be done we can expect
some real work to begin to reshape us; cutting off a growth of pride here,
shaving away an ugly spot (in the heart) there, cutting out a tumor of
lust or cancer of greed. We are talking about change in which the old man
is put to death and buried, so that the new man may emerge in the image
of God. (Ephesians 4:22-24) We must cease thinking as the world thinks,
in terms of a life of ease without problems or pain. Christ promised the
opposite: tribulation, persecution, a cross to bar, hatred of the world,
chastening, to be denied (have the words the Lord give us) denied by our
own families because God said that He would:
"For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and
the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother
in law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household." (Matthew
My People - Part 2
We are also told:
"SUPPOSE YE THAT I AM COME TO GIVE PEACE ON EARTH? I TELL YOU,
NAY; BUT RATHER DIVISION: For from henceforth there shall be five in one
house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall
be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother
against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in
law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother
in law." (Luke 12:51-53)
So when you hear the lying, deceiving, false Judeo-Christian clergy
tells you that Christ will bring peace to the world, know that they are
lying to you; for the scriptures tell a different story.
Sometimes the things that we see as tragedies and hardships are
rather the strong steps that God takes in order to humble us, for we will
never yield to the strong hands of the Potter until the lumps of pride
and self-righteous resistance are removed. He has the power to use all
the tough trials as tools to fashion us into His image. He could remove
the pain, but it might also remove an important step in our growth. Hard
circumstances are our opportunities to depend on god's grace, and also
to manifest to the world that we belong to Him.
Some have told me that God hates me because I warn you against
the Jews, who planning on killing you and your family if they; as I have
a couple of very severe health problems; but I tell you that "The Lord
will use me as long as He can use me for His purpose. Of course, we would
like to feel good and healthy while He is using us, but if not, there is
still spiritual health and growth that may be advanced in spite of the
physical problems." Such problems remind us of our mortality, that this
life is temporary and will soon pass.
"For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned
as an hearth." (Psalm 102:3)
But God has something far better in His plan for us.
The fulfillment of that plan will be glorious beyond anything
we are able to imagine. Peter described it as "an inheritance incorruptible,
and undefiled, and that fades not away." (1 Peter 1:4) Peter was writing
to Christians who were suffering terrible persecution, but he told them
not to think of their fiery trials as something strange, "but inasmuch
as you are partakers of Christ's sufferings rejoice, that at the revelation
of his glory also you may rejoice with exceeding joy." (1 Peter 4:13)
When Christ prayed, "Not my will be done, but thine," he knew
the Father's purpose, and that it would bring Him suffering and death.
He also knew that death was not the end, but that he would be raised up
and crowned with glory and honor.
Paul wrote, "For I reckon that the sufferings of the present time
are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed to
us," (Romans 8:18) and that "our light affliction, which is for the moment,
works for us more and more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory." (2
God's purpose to have us in His image has not changed, and it
is to the glory of that goal that we are being led in triumph by Christ
our Redeemer, our Savior, and our King.