When we witness to people, we must make sure to let them know we are not representing Americanism, Democracy, British Empire, American Empire, State of Israel, Zionism, Military Industrial Complex, Right Wing culture wars, Left Wing culture wars, a lifestyle, a culture, a morality, moralism, nationalism, empire building, Dominionism, a particular economic policy or ideology, 3rd way global governance, public-private partnerships, a particular political ideology, an institution, a religious movement, The Church, “any” Church or Christian organization, or even the religion of Christianity. But rather we are representing Jesus Christ, the kingdom of God, which is not of this world.
“There’s drones to kill people, why not drones to save people?!!” This was announced, incredibly, in a cheerful happy voice. Thus began the radio news report.
The god of this world is a dualist; a “two-spirit” god of darkness and light. “He” (the god of this world/the world system/the kingdoms of this world) is a god of “good and evil”. He sees himself as having the power of good and evil over the world, and he is darn proud of it. He congratulates himself for doing “good” in the world with one hand while simultaneously doing evil in the world with the other. But of course they ironically claim that this evil is all “for the common good”. (“the common good” is Enlightenment and Masonic theology.) In the kingdom of this god, knowingly doing good and evil is acceptable and necessary.
Bottom line: While seeking praise and admiration from the people of the world, all the dualist god’s actions are done via pride, charm, boasting, self-flattery, self-promotion, deception, manipulation, abuse and cruelty in order to “get his own way”. The dualist world god seeks what he wants for “self” (success, power, greed, domination, resources, ruling the world) without any compassion or empathy for others. Any empathy for people is feigned in a pretended, theatrical show of concern. Thus the dualist world god is an personality-disordered spiritual psychopath.
Case in point: The radio news report. I believe Stanford University is an extension and servant of the US Fed. Government. The news report said the Stanford grad students are working on drones for “good”, to deliver humanitarian aid to suffering people. But they are doing this even while the same government is using drones to kill others. The world dualist god gives humanitarian aid to some (the useful for some purpose) while it kills others (the undesirables). All on the same day. Drones for aiding people. Drones for killing people. Double minded is schizophrenic.
This is why pledging to the flag of the USA in Church or anywhere else such as events, is a tragedy and an abomination for the child of God. This is why blindly and unquestioningly supporting all policies of the US government (which you are doing if you sign a membership contract to a government incorporated, 501c3 Church corporation) is a tragedy and an abomination for the child of God. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. The god of this world is double minded. This is why listening to and submitting to pastors who teach things about Christ on one side of their mouth(ie “Love your neighbors”), but teach blind support and obedience to government policies at all times (ie “Sometimes it is necessary for us to kill our enemies!”) on the other side of their mouth, is a tragedy and abomination among God’s people.
We are called out (ekklesia) into Jesus Christ and into His kingdom. And Christ and His kingdom is within us. We cannot be witnesses of the Truth if we are (perhaps unawares) supporting, approving, obeying and serving the “god of good and evil”. We are Christ’s witnesses when we speak and live the Truth which comes by the Spirit. Our God is ONE. He is not a two-spirited god or dual god of yin/ yang or good/ evil.
Our God is ONE SPIRIT who leads us into all Truth. The tree of (knowledge of) good and evil is deceiving many within double-minded Christianity, and masquerading as God. Many Christians eat from it daily and are spiritually sick. We have the mind of Christ. Our God is the tree of Life. The tree of Life is in His kingdom. We feed from Him and He keeps us well.
The thief comes to steal kill destroy but I came that they might have LIFE!
But I fear that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your minds may be seduced from a complete and pure devotion to Christ. 2 Cor:11:3
But I fear that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your minds may be seduced from a complete and pure devotion to the Christian Ministry Organization, Policies, Contractual Requirements and Leadership.
But I fear that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your minds may be seduced from a complete and pure devotion to The Church Membership Contract and The Pastor.
Wait, what? That’s not what the verse says.
The serpent deceived by means of the lie. The lie was the foundation of evil. The lie is evil because it seduces God’s people away from pure devotion to Christ.
Many Churches require members to sign a loyalty contract. Some of these are online; go see for yourselves. One extremely successful International Christian, Neo-Evangelical/ecumenical ministry requires their staff members to agree to or promise to submit to certain behavior, for example, not ever being critical of the ministry or the leadership.
A quote from one ministry policy handbooks states, “A critical attitude of fellow staff, of the — ministry or of other individuals or groups shall be considered as evidence of disloyalty to Christ, and shall be accepted as an act of resignation.”
(The previous phrase was bolded by myself.)
So basically, if you are a member of this Church or Christian Organization, you better not question it! You better not disobey it! You better not critique it! You better not examine it! You better not discern it! You better not think critically! You better not ponder your unquestioned loyalty to it! Because if you do, this proves your disloyalty to Christ!
If you have to agree to requirements such as these, or sign any Church loyalty contract or any Christian ministry loyalty contract, in which you covenant your allegiance and obedience and submission to the organization, and to the Leaders,
you simply are not free in Christ.
If you have to agree to or sign a contract in which you covenant yourself to not criticize, or question or challenge the group, then you are not free in Christ! You are bound.
Dear ones, Be free! This is why Christ set us free! For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1.
Loyalty and devotion to Church Inc., or Ministry or Christian Organization or Leaders is NOT equal to loyalty to Christ.
If you are told that they are equal, you are being LIED TO. You are being asked to submit to evil, for evil is always founded on a lie. The mind must be seduced for one to agree to and submit to this lie. The seduced mind has therefore been deceived into believing and accepting a lie. The lie is then put into practice (translated into actions or obedience to the lie), and the mind is bound to evil, no longer free in Christ.
Submit not to evil; rather submit to Christ. Be devoted not to evil, be devoted to Christ. Be loyal not to evil, be loyal to Christ.
New wine must be put into new wineskins. Luke 5:38
Jesus, the new wine!
The old wineskins: Religions, Churches, Pharisees, Legalists, Leaders, Experts, Theologians, Religious Professionals, Gurus, Gnostics, Scribes, Monks, Councils, Creeds, Synods, Authors, PhD’s, Clergies, Consultants, Seminaries, Institutions, Organizations, Ministries, Movements, Buildings, Traditions, Laws, Contracts, Conferences, Committees, Conventions, Conclaves, Seminars, Advisory Boards, Panels, Governments, Parties, Societies, Philosophies, Plans, Kingdoms, Nations, Cities, Merchants, Armies, Family Empires, Financiers, Corporations, Business ventures, …..
The new wineskins: you and I!
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?
“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.
“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, as he praises and promotes “Christians” who respond to violent Muslims in other lands by going on their own warring rampages and killing them. Shoebat presents this so called Christian violence against Jihadists, as righteous and praiseworthy. A Facebook friend posted, regarding killing ‘the enemy’, “I would too. You all forget that Jael was a woman warrior!!”
I say to them, “You all forget we are in the new covenant!” All this “war and killing”, “kill the muslims” ideology is straight from the pagan Roman Empire (State) and pagan Roman Christianity (Church). Thus rules the mindset of Crusading, Colonizing, Conquest, Theocracy, Dominionism, takeover, payback, revenge and physical self preservation, to “win” in this world. Interestingly, this Christianity philosophy is the very same philosophy of the Jihadist.
Shoebat’s teachings go directly against the humble kingdom teachings of our Lord Jesus. The multitudes of our Lord’s “little ones” are taught by the Christian Leaders to disobey Christ Jesus. Shoebat and similar Christian Leaders mislead the sheep. The sheep are then spiritually trampled and crushed by the war chariots and tanks of ChurchandState-ianity’s own war machine. Dominionism apparently gets its Christian doctrine from the OT, literally interpreted, twisted, misunderstood and misapplied! The beautiful new covenant kingdom teachings of Jesus Christ are simply ignored.
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 decrees in it’s Public Policy. They do not want to reject what is taught in Dispensationalist, Zionist, Statist, Dominionist seminaries.
Did you get the announcement? War is over! It is finished. Enough blood has already been shed. Jesus Christ’s blood is more than enough.
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
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.
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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