THE WALK OF PEACE
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom He has chosen for His inheritance.” (Psalm 33:12)
I am sure that as we approach this election, that it is not the first one that has been a major concern among the masses. However, I do believe this one is especially high on the “worry scale” because we realize our Nation is “really” in serious trouble and on the brink of collapse. I was in Indiana this weekend and was having dinner with my wife and some women that she works with. They asked me why it seemed the average person does not appear to comprehend the seriousness of what is happening. I said, I believe it is because for many of us, our lives for the most part have not been personally affected up to this point, however as we have seen in the recent natural disasters – conditions can change very quickly. It is probable that we are being “warned” by God, to stop and look deeply into the mirror as to whom we are, and whom He has called us to be. I believe we will eventually see and “feel” the effects of a transforming world and we must prepare our hearts for the levels of tribulation that is coming. When people are cold and hungry, they snap out of their trance and take notice they are in trouble. It is in these times of desperation that God is going to use us to minister LIFE to those who are searching for truth. We, who are followers of Christ, have been training to learn the true meaning of life and very soon will be used in divine appointments to introduce many to Jesus. Praise God! Just because the world falls apart does not mean that we are left helpless or hopeless! I quote Leonard Ravenhill, “I have The Father on my side, Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit and 2/3 of the angels. What do you think I am going to do? Sit down and cry?” In this light, let us rejoice that our names are written in the Lamb’s book of life and may we have faith to believe that whatever happens, God will give us the grace and wisdom to overcome. “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a WITNESS unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” (Mathew 24: 14)
There was a time when honest men and women rolled up their sleeves and worked with a clear conscience. The system has always been corrupt and possessed with an evil agenda, but it was the “core” people (like our parents and grandparents) who believed in God’s Word and prayed in the fear of the Lord. Most did not realize what was going on behind the scenes; they lived a difficult but simple life, trying to do what was right according to their limited understanding. Through time, (unfortunately) this inner circle has dwindled while Satan’s strategies have been growing. Now, the deceived outnumber the remnant and work day and night to destroy our system in order to rebuild this planet into a New World Order. I remind us of the words of the angels throughout God’s Word – Fear Not! This is not a day to pace the floor and be fearful of what is coming. In Luke chapter two, let us listen to the message of the angel and be reminded who is actually in control. “Fear not: for behold, I bring you GOOD tidings of GREAT JOY, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” Jesus is the King of all Kings and He is still Savior and Lord of all. With His love and grace, He has saved our souls and we will “walk” in this hour, with confidence that He knows what is happening and will do whatever it takes to bring His will to completion. “THY kingdom come, THY will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.” (Mathew 6:10) We walk in peace because we believe this is true. Amen.
Prophecy has been written by the finger of God and His absolute truth will come to pass EXACTLY as He has spoken it. The idea that politicians can bulldoze the past corruption and build a better world is a fantasy to help the masses stay calm. If the people of this dispensation realized what the anti-christ has planned for the future, there would be rioting and chaos in the streets (which will probably happen anyway). God has written in His Word that life on earth would progressively continue to deteriorate. Today the same evil spirit controls the legal system and religious world that crucified Christ! When Satan deceived Adam and Eve, he obtained authority to become the “prince” of man’s earthly government system. God allowed Satan to execute his destructive agenda but is limited to God’s will – as the story of Job reveals the Omniscience of the Father. The devil’s dark agenda contains the formula to distort man’s thinking and turn his eyes away from the truth by giving him a new philosophy to call his own. The “NEW” World Order is an old man made agenda to rule the earth according to his own carnal thinking. Millions of souls have been lost to hell and millions more are on the edge of eternity. We have NOT been called to save an earthly government – we have been called to be light holders for the love of Jesus Christ. We have been called to “LIVE” the cross of Christ in front of the world, so the eyes of the blind may be opened and many souls might be saved. Our thoughts are about the blood of Jesus and our prayers are about people – because it is all about God’s love.
Over the years, we have witnessed the leaders of our country abandon their “duty” to execute common sense in exchange for personal gain. Have we come to the point of no return? It is possible and as I try not to be filled with a “doomsday” attitude, I am sure all of you have been thinking about it in the back of your mind. It does not take a rocket scientist to know that another elected official in the White House will NOT be able to keep a ship (which has a large hole in the bottom) afloat. It is a very sad time when the masses would rather put more faith in a deceptive politician than God- but it is true! Many people would rather spend all their time debating over the hopeless scenario of our economy, than to invest their time and resources into prayer, giving, loving and witnessing.
Some believe that democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government but rather can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves financial support from the public treasury. We have filled our social system with mindless spending to the point where now the people vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits. As we can see first hand, this way of operating opens the door to loose and dishonest fiscal policy, which always leads to collapse and is followed by dictatorship. However, we as Christians do not claim this world as our home but realize that we are spiritual aliens that represent another world called heaven. We are spiritual missionaries and will either live for Him and be protected until we accomplish our mission or die for Him as we experience the ultimate sacrifice for our Lord. Whatever our destiny, may we stand strong on the front lines with the assurance that He is worthy of all honor, worship and glory! “Behold the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear Him, upon them that hope in His mercy; to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.” (Psalm 33:18-19) I can say within my own heart and conscience that if God Almighty does not reach down and untangle this “sinful” mess – our country will be bankrupt. Of course this is exactly what Satan is waiting for, to enable his anti-christ to present his new “beast” that will lead the world into bondage. God in His foreknowledge has always known what man would “choose” in his gift of free will. In addition, we can read prophecy that allows us to know how our world eventually comes to an end. We can see the world grows darker and more evil against God until He comes back to destroy it. This is not being negative – it is accepting what has been promised. God did not corrupt the world. Humanity was given the freedom to choose good or evil and since time began, the natural man has loved pleasure and temptations of the darkness more than the beauty and peace of God’s eternal light.
(Lord Woodhouselee, Alexander Fraser Tyler) Tytler believed that democratic forms of government such as those of Greece and Rome have a natural evolution from infancy to eventual corruption and decline. In Greece, for example, Tytler argues that the patriotic spirit and love of ingenious freedom became gradually corrupted as the nation advanced in power and splendor. It has been noted within the general masses, the short lifespan of some nations that made great advancements, yet went into a full circle returning to their original state. This is the dreadful progression that is evident in our own country: from bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependence; and from dependence back into bondage. Some believe the United States is now somewhere between the “complacency and apathy” phase, because there is so many already dependent on the government. With our government giving away all of our resources to a world that despises us, on top of supporting a huge percentage of our own people, it is clear that no one could balance our checkbook. Satan inspired our government to borrow money from other nations so that bankruptcy could manifest at a faster rate. With the weight of maintaining a very expensive military and the staggering cost of natural disasters, it brings up the question of just how much is our credit limit? What happens when we are told that we cannot borrow anymore money? The candidates will not touch this subject because they do not have a clue. The candidates will not plead with the people to fall on their knees and repent to God, because they are ashamed and afraid of the heathen that will mock their campaign. Little humans that are deceived to think they can patch the bottom of the ship and set course on a new successful voyage to paradise. Emanuel – God is with us! It is not about the success of a country – it is about how devoted we are to Christ within our network! He is our lifeline to safety that enables us to live in His peace. “For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.”