exhortations from the Kingdom of heaven

But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 19:14

Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. Mark 10:15

Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descendant of David, according to my gospel, 2Tim.2:8

Sitting on the 3rd floor balcony of my motel room, having a morning cup of coffee, I saw her walk into the parking lot below and enter the trash bin shed. There she changed clothes and re-arranged her packs of stuff, then started rifling thru the trash, collecting paper takeout boxes of discarded leftovers and putting them in a plastic bag.

She saw me and walked over towards me and spoke first. She was physically vulnerable. She was humble and gentle. She was homeless. She was a middle-aged female. She was like the kind of person that many would disregard as completely insignificant and of no value to “society” whatsoever. She spoke as a child. Some would say she sounded “crazy.”

“Watch out for my husband, if you see him!” (she described what he looks like.) “He is a pedophile and an abuser, he gave me AIDS. I met him at Church and he fooled me and hurt me and my children bad. Be careful and watch out for the fake Christians.”

Then she said,

“Remember Jesus Christ.”

She identified herself as in Christ, to me, first. She bore witness to me and gave me exhortation before even first knowing that I am her sister.

We spoke a few things to each other, I up on the balcony looking down at her with all her belongings in bags, her day’s food someone else’s discarded leftovers.

I told her, yes I will. (I will do what she told me. I will be careful of the fake Christians. I will remember Jesus.) She started blessing me in the Lord and telling me she will pray for me in Jesus name. I told her I love her and she told me she loved me. We said a few more things to each other and she went on her way.

When Kingdom love means choosing to say no

I, John, your brother and fellow partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance which are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. Rev.1:9

John got in trouble and suffered because he spoke of the word of God and his testimony of Jesus. He said “no” to a law or someone’s command that he shut his mouth about Jesus. But the love of Christ compelled him. This is similar to what happened to Jesus; the Pharisees tried to silence Him, but He kept on preaching and living the Kingdom of God. And this resulted in His suffering. His living the Kingdom and His suffering death were and are now both borne of love. Early believers in Rome chose to say “no” when the Empire demanded that they make a confession that ‘Caesar is lord’. They in love said “no” to the authorities and instead confessed, “Jesus is Lord.”

Have you ever had to say “no” to something because of your love for Christ? As we walk in our bodies through this world, the Kingdom of God is within us. Conflict is inevitable. Our response to this conflict of kingdoms, is due to our love for Christ, and His love for us. Our mutual covenant of love, necessitates having to make difficult choices. The kingdoms of the world want us to make one choice, but the Kingdom of God within us leads us to a different choice. The reason for saying “no” to what the world wants us to do, is always because of love. Our “no” is not a result of us being unloving; on the contrary, it is a result of a great love in the Kingdom of God, our union and communion with Christ. Our “no” is thus a great witness to the world.

People and things I have said “no” to (short list):

  • A teenage boyfriend who challenged me to choose between him and Christ.
  • College professors who required the reading and acceptance of occult books to graduate.
  • A Church that had patriotic nationalist songs as part of the song worship service.
  • A Church that practiced pragmatism, CGM, TQM, lying, and “New Age lite”.
  • Saying the Pledge of Allegiance (to the USA Gov.) at Christian school events.
  • A preacher teaching us that we should reverence and honor a political nation.
  • Ministry leaders and pastors that taught fear of “the heathens” and “war against enemies is necessary”, at a Christian conference.

This is just a sample of some times I chose to say “no”. I said no to these things because His life in me compelled me. Choices to say no are personal matters of obedience to Christ, a matter between you and God, as they are done because of His personal, individual leading in our lives by His Life, as He is our life (Col.3:4). Kingdoms are in conflict and sometimes saying no to certain activities or people’s demands is living the Kingdom love of Christ, as well as a witness to the world. Saying “no” to something in favor of the Kingdom of Jesus sometimes brings backlash and suffering from “the world”, but it always brings righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Rom.14:17).  When and why did you choose to say “no” to something out of love for Christ and His Kingdom?

we hear and heed our King

“You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” John 18:37

As we live in the realm of our King Jesus, we hear Him and obey Him.

We do not break civil laws, (unless we must in order to be faithful to Christ) or trust civil documents or civil leaders to be our salvation or means of life. We do not pledge oaths of allegiance to the State or Church, for we have made our covenant of allegiance to Christ.  We do not kill supposed enemies of God (whether evil religious or civic leaders, supposed heathens or Christians who are deemed “heretics” by theologians). We do not kill or destroy to solve political disagreements, we do not riot, protest, march for our so-called rights, seek revenge, rebel against the government, or foment violent revolutions.

We live by the instructions and Spirit of Christ. Our Kingdom is not of this worldly realm. We live by the Way of our Kingdom. We are strangers and pilgrims while here in this world. We offer the peace of God to both the oppressors and the oppressed. We are peacemakers with the peace of God. We hear and heed our King.

immigration

He ensures that orphans and widows receive justice. He shows love to the foreigners living among you and gives them food and clothing. So you, too, must show love to foreigners, for you yourselves were once foreigners in the land of Egypt. Deuteronomy 10:18-19

“Love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:39

Immigration?

On the personal level: I’m the daughter of an immigrant and the great-granddaughter of immigrants. My family was once “one of them” too.

On the Geo-political level: We have known for many years now that they have been working on incrementally implementing new political-geographical arrangements for global boundaries; that the plan for a North American Union, uniting Canada, USA and Mexico, has been in the works. This should not be a shock to us at this point.

On the physical level: Are these people not our neighbors? We have plenty of ways by which we can obey Jesus teachings about neighbors, by being concerned with their welfare, needs and provision. God is concerned for immigrants. He is concerned for travelers and sojourners. He is concerned for neighbors. He is concerned for foreigners. And many of them are also our brethren in Christ. Whether they know Him yet or not, how beautiful could our witness to them or our fellowship with them be, if we realize our role in their lives?

On the spiritual level : We know that USA or “America” or North America or this world, is not our kingdom. Jesus is our kingdom and His kingdom is eternal and transcends whatever changes are happening physically, culturally and politically in the kingdoms and nations of the world system. We are not bound by those things. Nothing hinders us. Our kingdom is not of “this world”. We are free to be and live HIS kingdom.

this is a test

“Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you saints and apostles and prophets, because God has pronounced judgment for you against her.” Revelation 18:20

What if all this history is just a test so God can see and determine(ie, “judge”) which of “God’s people”, those called to be His ambassadors and witnesses, (supposedly meaning professing Christians
and supposedly those of the Jewish faith, according to so-called Judeo-Christian beliefs, and also JihadistIslam, if viewed or understood as a dialectical subset, branch or useful servant of anti-Christ, Roman, Church+State Dominionist Christianity)..
either live it out as oppressive, manipulative, warring, murdering, enslaving, economic-benefitting,
riches thieving, politically conquering, abusive, cruel, sorcery practicing, willing- to- kill-the masses- for- political- power- and-religious-gain- Dominionists…

OR

if they live it out as little children, innocently living and/or lovingly doing much practical and spiritual good to others, thus doing the will of God.

Important Announcement: You are now in the New Covenant

“This is my blood of the new covenant” Matt.26

I don’t want to give any attention to the anti-Christ material posted by Mr. Shoebat. He is teaching the saints things against the heart , the Kingdom and Spirit of Jesus. A fb friend posted, “I would too. You all forget that Jael was a woman warrior!!” I say, “You all forget we are in the new covenant!” This “war and killing”, “kill the muslims” ideology is straight from the RCC philosophy of Crusading, Colonizing, Dominionism and Conquest. It is the same philosophy of the Jihadist actually. Worse than that, Shoebat’s teachings go against the teachings of our Lord Jesus. The “little ones” of Jesus are taught by the Christian Leaders to ignore Jesus. Shoebat doth mislead the sheep. Dominionism gets its Christian doctrine from the OT (twisted, misinterpreted and missapplied of course). Shoebat reps the pope, not the heart of Jesus Christ. And of course many Churches obediently go along with the war and killing mindset–they do not want to go against what the government does or what they teach in Dispensationalist, Zionist seminaries. Enough blood has been shed.  Jesus’ blood is more than enough.

my neighbor

All who came before Me are thieves and robbers ..John10

A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. Luke10

Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. Luke10

Two weeks later, I am still blown away and pondering the profound pain-filled statements made to me by a very dear friend, relating the emotional pain and suffering she has been struggling with because of experiencing spiritual abuse and shunning. This post is for all my friends (you know who you are) who have experienced social-relational abuse, spiritual abuse, Church System abuse, narcissist psychopath abuse, family emotional abuse, workplace bully abuse, and institutional shunning.

When friends and “neighbors” hurt and are in emotional pain and agony and confusion because of these things, it is LOVE that is concerned, that has empathy, that has compassion, for the person who was beat up, bleeding and left for half dead on the road, while the priests & Levites pass by to the other side. Yes, Jesus is judging those who were “not a neighbor” to that beat up person. He has love for the beaten, the robbed, the injured, the neglected and the shunned. This is love. It is awkward, messy work, this love. There’s blood, tears and bruised and torn flesh everywhere. Jesus cares for these hurting neighbors among us. Who is my neighbor? The injured one who has been abused by the “thieves and robbers” and shunned by the “priests”.  Who is a neighbor to the hurting abuse victim? The one who shows mercy to him.

Witness to the Christians

He witnessed to them from morning till evening, explaining about the kingdom of God, and from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets he tried to persuade them about Jesus.
Acts28:23…He proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ–with all boldness and without hindrance! Acts28:31

A Christian parent did a short devotional lesson with 150 kids and teens from Christian families. He then asked them to get in groups and discuss the question, “What do you want to be doing, or what would you like to see happening in the world, 20 years from now?”

A teen boy stood up, it was his turn to share for his group. He joked in silly manner, “World peace!” The parent leader said, “Oh yeah, how you gonna do that?” The boy said, “Kill all the people who are against world peace!” and he laughed and sat down.

No. No! Not kill all the people who are not “for world peace”. My heart breaks.

His parents are ministry leaders in Church. Has the boy not been told about the Kingdom of God and the Way of Jesus? He does not know.

Do they not know the new covenant way about love, doing unto others, about loving neighbors and enemies? About denying self? About LIFE in Christ? About being born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead?

Have they heard about the Way of the Kingdom? Do they know about the new and living way? American cultural-Christianity is nearly identical to the world. Does it see the Kingdom of God as something they must violently bring in, via force and Dominionism? Do they not know it is here now among us? This kind of carnal Christianity is part of the “Roman Empire”. His kingdom operates in an entirely different way than the world system. How can they know if they have not heard? How beautiful are the feet of those who bring tidings of good news.

They have not heard the basic teachings of the kingdom. “My kingdom is not of this world.” We must tell them. We are His witnesses. The Father has transferred us from the power of darkness to the kingdom of His beloved Son. We are ambassadors for Christ, God is making his appeal through us. We implore those in Churchianity on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

Related post: Heed not the motivation of fear

 

To the hurting and confused Mars Hill outcast

I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues;” Rev.18:4

For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out. As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country. I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel. I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD. I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick….Ezekiel 34

You have left Mars Hill Church. The stories you could tell, of what you have been through, what you have seen! You have been spiritually abused, used and cast out. You have experienced abuse, shame, bondage and lies. You have seen terrible things happen to your friends. You left. You are confused. You hurt. You are shaken. You have PTSD. Now what?

Some will try the kind of Church the most “opposite” of the Megachurch Evangelicalism. They will go reactionary, traditional, liturgical. They’ll go Episcopalian or Anglican or Lutheran. Some will head straight to the bosom of Mother Roman Catholic Church. Some will abandon their faith altogether.

But not you. Jesus is calling you out of this whole abomination. He is calling you out of the man-created and controlled substitute for Himself. He is calling you to flee to the mountains and not go back even to get your coat. He is calling you to follow Him to be with Him, outside the camp. He is calling you to come away with Him, away from spiritual predators. He is calling you to come back to your first Love. Back to the time when you first met Him. Back to the two-way covenant relationship that is based on trust, love, friendship and mutual commitment. He is calling you to the wilderness, where He will feed you and care for you,  where He will teach you Himself. Where He will lead you Himself. Where He will guide you as the faithful, loving and trustworthy Shepherd that He is. Where He will bind up your wounds and care for you.

The apostate Church System thinks it is the way to God  , but it is not. Jesus is The Way. If you hear His voice calling you out of Babylon, answer Him,  go to Him. He is leading you out to the only spiritually safe place there is — Himself.

Why I will not “ice bucket” myself

Then he showed me the river of living water, sparkling like crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb…Rev.22

1. I choose to follow Jesus: I am not a follower of men, pop culture, trends, fads or movements. I do not accept challenges given by those in allegiance to the kingdoms of this world.

2. I choose union with Jesus: I will not participate in the world’s unifying, social-bonding, group-hypnosis, peer-pressure, conformity-participation, mass rituals.

3. I choose obedience to the commands of Jesus: I will not obey the commands of the kings of the earth (the principalities, the powers the rulers, the spiritual forces of wickedness in high places).

4. I choose to love the Truth: The behavioral reasoning for this act, as well as the spiritual symbolism, implications and manifestations involved with this social ritual are deceptive and based on lies.

5. I choose not to participate in pagan ritual: Immersing self or bathing self with icy cold freezing water is an Eastern Orthodox pagan ritual for “cleansing self of sins”. It also looks like some kind of new age, “Age of Aquarius”, water-pouring ‘baptism’ ritual with possible “waters breaking /birth” or “shock” esoteric meaning that is NOT of Jesus Christ. Also I choose not to mimic torture: Ice water is used in occult trauma based mind control ritual abuse programming, which hurts people’s minds, bodies and souls.

6. I choose not to participate in occult ritual:  the Hexagram is a symbol of fire and water combining for satanic purposes. The triangle pointing up is fire (fire, fires, firing bullets, firing tear gas, Ferguson, MO) and the triangle pointing down is water (Ice bucket challenge). Both triangles combine in these simultaneous events.

7. I choose not to participate in the bold mocking of the throne of God and of the Lamb, but instead to love, reverence and honor my Lord and My God, my Savior and King. Then he showed me the river of living water, sparkling like crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb..Rev.22

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