this temporary internet fellowship

“Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied. 3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” Jude 1:2-3

Guest Post By: Timothy LaVigne (Via Facebook)

By the time the powers that be pull the plug on what used to be an overtly Christian press, radio outreach and television ministry, the Gospel will have long been diluted and the music so convoluted that truth will barely be recognizable or missed. Oh we’ll miss the imagined freedom to preach and we’ll suffer withdrawal for a season as we are totally weaned off our dependency for buzz words, pretentious mantras and supposed religious and patriotic rights. Many restrictions will eventually alleviate us of our social media privileges. Blogs, free-lance articles and opinionated commentary will be systematically screened and we should expect to be fined, at first, to help harness our proclivity to call attention to sin and immorality. Judicial mandates will be levied in such a way so as to reduce open opposition to the change and will reduce what was once free speech to nothing more than a memory. I’m guessing some of us small time agitators who make waves or stir up small pockets of controversy are already gradually being neutered. It may appear we have a few thousand friends, fans and followers, say on facebook alone but is it realistic to believe that in most cases 90% of those we think are our friends are seriously inactive, critically indifferent or just void of an opinion altogether? I understand that man shall not live by facebook alone but still, why the seeming lack of even the mere, by the numbers traffic? Brethren, our days of interaction are numbered, our true friends are few and we will in due time be separated by laws yet to be initiated. Some are experiencing this in their local fellowships and in their own neighborhood. All that can be expected is to stay the course, be strong in the Lord and keep the faith once delivered to the saints.

7 Mountains DOMINIONISM

Here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits… Rev.17:9

7 Mountains DOMINIONISM: Where the different Evangelical Movements converge as one.

I see 3 completely different camps of Evangelical DOMINIONISM converging. These three Christian movement camps think they have nothing to do with each other. Not so.
They are all pushing for global DOMINIONISM. Rather than teaching their members to follow Christ, they are teaching them to be change agents.

Do the followers of these movements see this yet?

I see the convergence is unfolding before our eyes.

1. The Charismatic, NAR, “Army of God”, Rick Joyner/ Elijah List type DOMINIONISM.
2. The  Modernist, Neo-Evangelical, BillyGraham/RickWarren/Campus Crusade/YWAM type DOMINIONISM.
3. The Intellectual, Authoritarian, Neo-Calvnist Reformed, Crown Rights to rule/Rushdoony/Reconstructionism type DOMINIONISM.

They are all “7 Mountains” in their goal for political, religious, cultural & economic dominion,  “World Evangelization” , “converting the nations” and “changing the world”.

The “3 measures of meal” do combine, and the whole loaf is leavened.

There is also the John Hagee, Dispensationalist, State of Israel worshipping, “Israel has the divine right to rule the world” ideology, whose members can be found in all three of these movements. This is part of the mix for sure, without a doubt!

Beware the false gospel of DOMINIONISM.

(It’s a Roman Catholic doctrine, comes straight from the Vatican Basement.)

This movement is concerned with “moralistic culture, and religious, political and economic control.
It based on eating from the tree of good and evil, it is not of eating of the Tree of Life.

Jesus tells us to make individual disciples OF HIMSELF and that His kingdom is not of this world.

Rome’s Tetzel preached FEAR of “hundreds of years in purgatory” and the “eternal damnation in fires of hell” (if they didn’t pay The Church for their indulgences), and thus sold the middle ages Christians a bill of goods.

The new false preachers of Rome (dressed as Evangelicals) preach a FEAR of “losing our Christian nation”, “losing the world to the secularists”,  and they are thus selling modern Christians a bill of goods.

The DOMINIONIST agenda requires $$$$$$$$ (Get Tetzel, the pope is on the phone!)
The true gospel of Jesus Christ and His kingdom, requires the Holy Spirit.

The false Christianity builds physically, infrastructure for political Christendom and the world system, while the disciple of Christ works as a laborer, helping build the unseen kingdom of God,
which no one can SEE unless they be born again. (John 3:3)

Business Leaders==== “Leadership Network”, “Leadership Conference”—“Marketplace Transformation”=== it’s all worldly, dead, carnal flesh! It is MANIPULATION and manipulation is witchcraft.

This is about witchcraft working vs THE HOLY SPIRIT WORKING.

Render unto Caesar!

Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and to God, the things which are God’s. ~ from Luke20, Mark12,Matt.22

(Give to the government the things which are the government’s, and to God, the things which are God’s.)

In Church this last Sunday, did the pastor preach against the abortion provisions of Obamacare? Did he preach against the Federal government’s war and killing in the middle east countries? Did he refrain from honoring and praising Church members who are military? Did he walk over to the US Flag which stands tall near the pulpit and take it down and throw it on the ground? Did he preach against drone strikes on innocent children in foreign countries? Did he preach about how the US Gov. is supporting and financing groups that kill Christians in the middle east? Did he preach against the brainwashing currently being promoted which encourages Christians to fear and support military war against Muslims instead of loving them like Jesus loves? Did he preach against this Obamacare mandated healthcare info storage/ RFID/ tracking computer chip wearable or insertable “device”?

Did he preach that our allegiance and obedience is to our Lord Jesus Christ alone and not to earthly kingdoms, nations and governments? Did he teach that we must always obey God over man, even if that “man” is the government? Was he clear to preach that our allegiance is to the kingdom of God which is not of this world? Did he mention that loyalty to Jesus’ kingdom will create serious conflict with family, society, nation and government? No? Why?

Because if his Church is registered with the government as an incorporated business “body” or business, he is obligated by law to not speak against any US Government policy or government propaganda, but to demonstrate support, compliance and obedience to the US Federal Government.

The physical insertable “computer chip” is not the mark of the beast. The mark of the beast is spiritual: the heart/mind love for self and this world, and the deeds that follow.

The mark is about allegiance, loyalty, love and worship– it is about to whom we acknowledge as our God, our trust, loyalty, love, allegiance and owner.

Through the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ and His covenant with us, we belong to God. Not the government. That is why we are non-compliant with this chip thing. Not because it is the mark of the beast, but because we love Jesus Christ our Beloved Savior and want to show Him our love by demonstrating we know who owns us. We are already marked (or sealed) by HIM. We belong to Him.

Incorporated Churches belong to Caesar. So let the government have the Churches then! Let Caesar then be given what belongs to Caesar (the Incorporated Churches). But our bodies, minds, love, worship, actions, obedience, loyalty and allegiance belong to God, let us give ourselves wholly to Him.

Lofty words, published books, well attended conferences

Dear children, let us love one another not just with words and speech,
but in deed and truth. 1John3:18

deed=actions

Yes right words are important, yes truth is important
but so are deeds …….

Missing even 1 of those 3 will make a mess
and even cause people to be hurt.

Many Lofty words, claims of knowing truth, published books, well attended conferences, exclusive “invitation only” Theology clubs, popular Movements, superstar famous Christian Leaders…………. nice, but is there present, the fruit of the Spirit?

The Holy Spirit.

The Spirit of Jesus.

By our fruits (deeds) shall we be known.

Each tree is recognized by its own fruit….. by their fruit you shall know them.

Fruit of love.

Fruit of kindness.

Fruit of gentleness.

Fruit of courage in the face of fearful trials (a manifestation of faith).

“Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof”

(The power of God to manifest the deeds.)

These who deny the power thereof, do not just act religious and talk religious, and perhaps verbally deny the power of God….they deny it with their actions; there is no demonstration in them, of the power of God.

Which comes from the Holy Spirit of God.

……These who deny the power thereof…………. : 

From such turn away.

heed not the motivation of fear

Hear My voice, I am the True Shepherd of the sheep, the thief comes to kill and destroy, but he comes as an angel of light!  from John10 and 2Cor11

I accepted an invitation from my girl friend, to go to a Christian conference at a Church building. I went because I wanted to spend time with her, and hear news of the suffering saints. I was given liberty from the Lord, to go, to hear what was being said these days, to Christian people at Church.

It was the VOM regional conference; the subject was persecuted believers in communist and Muslim countries. There were videos, pictures, testimonies
of these saints, and stories the speakers told, of their lives and suffering. I am always glad to hear of them, it is a sweetness and bittersweetness at the same time, the believers in hostile lands are so dear and sweet, but it is so sad, their suffering. I wanted to participate in remembering them, and learning of their plight.

But there were some things I noticed that grieved me. I really went, with an open heart, assuming the best, hoping and trusting I would not hear anything that would grieve me, but alas, I did. But I’m not surprised (though I’m saddened) because the Church System really is Babylon….. and she cannot be healed. Thus fleeing and forsaking her is the only way……. it’s not safe because the truth is tainted and muddied with bondage or lies (or both!).

The main speaker (from Iran) said all kinds of concerning things, though he is very eager to reach muslims in Iran as a missionary. Now he did report that many Iranians are coming to Christ and are assembling secretly, quietly in homes and such, and are doing a lot of evangelism. But this man defined the sharing the gospel as getting someone to “pray the prayer” for God or Jesus to “come into your heart”.  That was concerning.

He basically pushed for political and religious Dominionism in Iran. His words and style reminded me of Campus Crusade for Christ and YWAM, as far as the ministry catchphrases.

He boldly promoted the 7 Mountains Dominionism! That is where the 7 Mountains of society will be ruled by a cultural and political Christianity. He said Iran will become a Christian country!  He said 2 kingdoms are clashing and Islam is a spirit. But then he said, “You can’t come against it (the spirit of Islam) with the military, well sometimes you have to use the military.”

With that statement, he went against Jesus’ words and promoted war and killing “if it is necessary”.

Further, he said that we want to evangelize the muslims and convert them for these reasons:
1. because if not they will kill us all
2. because they want to take over the world and make every nation Muslim, (submit to Islam) thus we must stop them by converting more of them to Christianity.

This is NOT to be our motivation. His motivation was unfortunately pure FEAR— fear of being killed, fear of jihad, fear of being forced to submit to Islam, fear of our country being taken over, etc. This is NOT of Christ.
That attitude is the spirit of the Holy Roman Empire of Christendom, which wanted to preserve the culture, earthly kingdoms, lands and power holdings of State-Christianity (Christendom).   This is not of the Spirit. This is of earthly Churchianity or what we call Babylon Church.

The motivation he promoted, is the same motivation that sent men to the Crusades to kill and shed oceans of so-called infidel or heretic blood (Christian, Muslim and Jewish blood, and also pagans of other indigenous local religions). This motivation is satanic, it is not of Love, it is not of Faith, it is not of Hope. It is not loving God and loving neighbor. It is pure fear, and determination to hold on to what we “have in this world” (lands, nations, freedoms, rights, our lives, our culture etc). This is not of Jesus Christ who told us to die to self, follow Him and make disciples.

The man did promote evangelism and making disciples, but for the wrong motivation, not out of obedience to Christ, not out of love for God and people, and not out of gratitude to our beloved Christ Jesus for our salvation, not out of compassion for the lost, not out of the willingness to die if need be, not to serve others and love enemies, to give to others, like Christ gave to us.

So his message of what motivates us to reach Muslims, was entirely political and carnal, fear based and worldly. And it feeds into satan’s plan to get us warring and killing, (Christians and Muslims) that the synthesis/ solution of world government and global syncretic religion might be implemented as the solution for world peace. Political-military Dominionist Christianity is being used right now to help this global plan along.

So the man was either knowingly or unknowingly (we don’t know) helping the plans of the wrong side, so to speak, rather than encouraging us: to NOT FEAR and LOVE NOT YOUR LIFE and LAY DOWN YOUR LIFE FOR ANOTHER, and to LOVE UNTIL YOU DIE in your service of bringing Christ to the lost world WITH JOY AND HUMBLE TRUST IN THE LORD. We do not try to save our life, lifestyle, limb, culture or physical nation. We lay it down, and love like our Father loves.

I would have been so edified to hear that from this Christian Leader.

The teacher  taught that the motivation (to try to convert them) is:
1. because of terrorism growing
2. because they want to take over nations and plan to take over all nations including USA
3. because Islam is the greatest threat to the world, to world peace.
4. because Islam wants to wipe (political-geographical) “Israel” off the map.  Yes he said this. This motivation seems entirely fleshly, earthly and political.

Then he said: Iran will be a Christian nation! Christianity will rule the (7 Mountains) business, government, family, religion, media, education, entertainment (the 7 mountains exactly as taught by Bill Bright and Loren Cunningham!). There you go folks, straight up Dominionism.

He said, The future of Iran and Israel are united! He had scripture to back this up. He was quite serious that he meant this literally, in the physical-political. !!

He said, over 25,000 documented “decisions” for Christ. (This sounds identical to Billy Graham and CCC).

His definition of sharing the gospel, shown repeatedly over his speech, was leading ppl in prayer for God to come into your heart. Salvation was praying “the prayer”.

He taught that 9 11 was done by muslims. He showed pictures of the “twin towers” in a ball of flames and other scary pictures.
He had a lot of power point pics and charts that fanned the flames of “fear of Muslims”,  and reiterated that the main reason for his evangelism was to hold back the tide of Islam and prevent them from ruling nations.  weird. This is not the motivation Jesus gives us.

Also, this statement, “You can’t come against it (the spirit of Islam) with the military, well sometimes you have to use the military”,
is a statement that reveals an unstable DOUBLE-MINDEDness.

It’s either one or the other.

We either obey Jesus Christ’s instructions and love our enemies, and war in the Spirit with Holy Spirit power against principalities (spirits), OR we war in the flesh with physical war machine weapons, against flesh (literal physical men).

One or the other.

The Earthly Church has no qualms promoting warring in the flesh, and killing enemies. “Fight the enemies and kill your neighbor.”

The spiritual church, those led by Jesus, does what Jesus says:  “Love your neighbor, love your enemy.”

Babylon Church has lied for far too long to the Christians, about this. It does mislead the sheep.

It is a lie that it is “God’s will” that we as Christians must war and kill in the flesh in order to survive or take out the enemy or save the country or Christendom or take back the ‘Holy Land’ for God.

Let God (JESUS) be true, and every man a liar.

I have heard this also, on Christian “God N Country” Crawford Broadcasting and Salem Communications radio stations, back when I used to listen to them. I heard very clear messages of “fear of Muslims” and promotion of politics and “war and killing” being necessary to deal with this scary “greatest threat” to us.  This is not of the instructional words of Jesus, nor of the Spirit of Jesus.

Dear friends, let us encourage one another in this time, to heed the voice of our Shepherd Jesus and do what He says, doing the will of our Father.

Let us not operate in the flesh, but in His Power.

Let us not live because of fear but because of Love.

words and power in the kingdom

For the kingdom of God does not consist in words but in power. 1Cor4:20

Christ the power of God 1Cor1:24

The words we speak to one another, teach one another,  to exhort, edify and encourage one another, are given to us by the Lord, that we may all help and serve one another in love, according to how He leads us.

The words we speak, in and of themselves, are not power. The power is the Holy Spirit of God, which dwells within if we are a child of God, Who makes us understand, or Who challenges, comforts, helps, encourages and strengthens us. Yes He gives us words to share with others; but it is His power that works, not our words.

Teachers may teach and exhorters may exhort, but there is no power at all in their words. The power that makes anything happen in the lives of the hearers, is from the Holy Spirit of God.

We share words with one another, but it is Jesus Christ Himself, who teaches us anything. He teaches us, and we understand, by His power. (But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, John14:26). This revelation of truth, from Him to us, happens by His power.

Our words are many and they are nothing by themselves. The power of the Lord our God is His Spirit working — giving power to live whatever truth
the Lord is bringing us into reality in our lives.

For example: we may hear teaching and exhorting and instruction and warning and prophecies and edification all day long. But the power of the Holy Spirit of God will make these things happen in the kingdom:

Loving Truth
Proclaiming and preaching the Lord Jesus Christ
Desire to repent and the act of repentance
Prayer for others
Love, mercy, compassion for others
Love for the saints
Wanting to forgive those who have hurt us
Wanting to love the unlovely saints or those who are not our “style” or those who irritate our flesh
Wanting to crucify the desires of the flesh
Purposely avoiding sin
Killing sin, ie crucifying the flesh
Dying to self, Denying self
Taking up cross, following Jesus
Giving blessing and kindness to those who curse us
Trusting Him and praising Him through receiving reviling, cursing, mocking and hate
Fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control
Caring for people
Loving neighbors
Loving enemies
Forgiving those who sin against us
Forgiving those who hate us and want to kill us
Bringing the gospel to the world
Freeing people from bondage
Feeding people the bread of life
Dealing with evil spirits
Loving and helping the saints
Doing and practicing the things that Jesus said to do; obeying Jesus’ instructions
Giving your life for others
Speaking His words, as led by Him, to the world’s antichrist powers that be.
Staying silent, as led by Him, when being interrogated by the world’s antichrist powers that be.
Overcoming the world system
Enduring to the end
(and more)

Living in the kingdom of God= living in His power.

This power MAKES THINGS HAPPEN. This is the power of the living God, inside you, the same power, the same Spirit, that worked in our Lord Jesus Christ when He was here, in His flesh.

The power to obey, the power to forgive, the power to love, the power to deny self, the power to declare Jesus Christ to those who hate Him, the power to suffer rejection and persecution with hope and faith, the power to die. This is the power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead. This is the power of the Lord Jesus Christ!  The power of Christ crucified! This is the resurrection power!  His death and His life now in us! THIS is the kingdom of God. This is where the kingdom gets played out in us and within us…. not in our words, but in HIS POWER, in us. The kingdom of God is within you, it is the Holy Spirit life and power of  Jesus, our Lord and our God:  the power of Christ in you.

do not join the false worship

“Though you, Israel, are a prostitute, may Judah avoid such guilt. Do not join the false worship at Gilgal or Beth-aven, even though they take oaths there in the LORD’s name.” Hosea4:15nlt

“Though thou, Israel, play the harlot, yet let not Judah offend; and come not ye unto Gilgal, neither go ye up to Bethaven, nor swear, The LORD liveth.” Hosea4:15kjb

Not participating in the dialectic of “Patriotic Christians vs Million Muslims”.

Not participating in the divided loyalty, idolatrous, carnal, fake political American Christianity of “God N Country!”.

Not listening or paying any attention to the hate & fear-based propaganda rhetoric that we should go against the Muslims.

Not buying into the synthesis lie either.

private communications

These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete. 1John1:4

“No reasonable expectation of privacy”

This is what one “Big” Silicon Valley Tech company recently quipped, defending their right to scan private emails that use their services. Government agencies have admitted to their ability to crack encryption codes and “intrude upon communications”.

As we enter further into the brave new computer-enhanced world, there is no longer any “reasonable expectation of privacy protections”.

Your mail, email, phone calls, private blogs, files, photos, records, etc.  …… all are now potentially open and technically available for electronic or live perusing by  IT geeks and government powers that be.

Shall we then stop speaking? Shall we then quiet our witness? How about encouraging the other saints?

We can choose now to be intimidated; to put a lid on it and quiet down……. or we can choose now, to continue on as usual with both our public and our private spoken and written communications….paying no mind to whoever may be listening or reading……….. (as if nothing were different)……… with trust and joy. Let us choose to continue in our witness and choose to continue on encouraging one another.

Leadership. Summit.

He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Phil2:8

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time.. 1Pe5:6

New Age Christianity teaches the exact opposite of what Jesus Christ said.

Leadership. Summit.

Pride. Self promotion. Making self High up. Claiming your place in the world system (as a leader). Covetousness (for position) and Selfishness. Wise in the eyes of the world. Mighty. Save self-life. Feigning humility in pride. Seeking followers. Obeying your dreams, visions, desires. Climbing high up the ladder to the mountain of Christian ministry and worldly success. Doing the will of your dreams and visions. A wide path. Serving 2 masters, “Self and God”.

Servant. Humble.

Meek. Self-denial. Making self lower. Detachment from the world system. Sacrifice and selflessness. “Foolish” in the eyes of the world. Weak. Lose life self-life. Humbling of self. Dying to self. Seeking Jesus Christ. Obeying Jesus Christ. Humbling self to death of self. Doing the will of the Father. A narrow path. Serving only one Master.

(Please see my note in Comments.)

opting out

…transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, Col.1:3

As followers of Jesus who are called by Him, we now desire to opt out of what we were a loyal member of before. Previously having undying allegiance to the State, and “loyalty to country”, we now opt out. Previously having unquestioned adherence and loyalty to Religions, religious traditions and organizations, we now opt out. We leave behind loyalty to these kingdoms because we have been transferred to another kingdom, the kingdom of God’s beloved Son. Our heart now has no desire for loyalty to those kingdoms of which we no longer are a part. Now our membership is in Him. Now all our allegiance, love and loyalty is transferred to Him.

So when the previous kingdoms come after us, demanding that we continue to perform actions, reactions or rituals that prove loyalty and submission to their kingdoms, we choose to opt out.