there is ANOTHER KING

Guest Post:

Announcing Another King

by Bill Johnson of Canada

“and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus.” Acts17:7

Acts 17:6 And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also;

Paul and Silas, in “turning the world upside down”, by going forth with the gospel were a working power of the Spirit prophesied  in Isaiah 29-16. They were known for being diametrically opposed to  the decrees of the State. . They were “turning the world (system) upside down.” A reflection upon what Jesus told the women at the well in John ch. 4; Man will no longer worship God in temples of organized religion, which lifts up the works of mans hands, but rather God is a Spirit and the true worshiper must worship Him in Spirit and in truth. What was their inflaming message that turned the world upside down? Were they telling the congregations to seek out  a Pastor or Farther and support him; go to church every sabbath day; go along to get along with the world and their system by conforming to it? Could this have been the message that set the city fathers against them in verse 7? I think not! Were they asking people to send their tithes to them so they could build a nice church or develop a Christian youth center to keep the teens off the streets? I think not? What could it have been that made the works of Paul and Silas so contrary by “turning the world system upside down”? The answer is found in verse 7:

“Whom Jason hath received (into his house): and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus.”
 
Paul and Silas were announcing ANOTHER KING!  One who’s kingdom IS NOT OF THIS WORLD… They were forming congregational bodies that could meet daily anywhere at any time in the name of the LORD. Assemblies that no longer looked to Caesar as their king.

Contrary to revised history and the false pundits of today, Paul and Silas weren’t the “church builders they claimed them to be. They weren’t proselytizing people into a 2 fold child of hell from one church or synagogue to another.  They were establishing freedom in the Spirit to serve their King Jesus. They weren’t building and attending churches! Please understand the foundational ground work for these assemblies in the New Testament bears no resemblance to what we know today as “church”. In fact they were 24/7  sabbath gatherings of God’s people, who were meant to live together by the ecclesia pattern in communities, holding all things common, under the government of God, through His anointed spiritual elders of godly obedience. This is the Acts 2 model of assembly after the Spirit, holding fast the doctrine of Christ, and not after the arm of the flesh holding fast the traditions of men “ie” “the Nicolaitanes”..The early church body were kingdom builders in the Spirit! The members themselves were the church, not the buildings, institutions, and traditions of men and its so-called Christianity. The true Christian ecclesia’s we read about in the New Testament were independent bodies of Christians, when two or more are gathered in His name. Independent from worldly kings and governors, being led by the Spirit of grace, thus being ruled by the authoritative  government of Christ unto obedience to Him, a living movement, modeled after the Sermon on the Mount.. These lowly men were walking in the light of the gospel, and  reigning over the darkness of this world, treading upon serpents and scorpions, by dethroning rulers in the minds of the people, removing the deception,  and alienating them from the mental hold Caesar had upon them through heathenistic central government. They were teaching the principles of Christian government under Christ, the King of a kingdom that is not of this world, by preaching the new way of the gospel> love thy neighbour, do good to those who despise you, be not quick to anger, pray for your enemies, go yet another mile, have no malice, take no oaths, lay down your sword, for those who live by the sword  will perish by the sword, worship the one true God in the name of Christ, and thou will receive treasures exceedingly in the kingdom above..  They were putting forth the call of God to whomever would hear and obey HIS commandments, and of those whose hearts responded to the call became citizens of Christ’s kingdom and joined themselves to the ecclesia’s, or community of believers who walk by faith and not by sight. On the contrary, organized state religion, walks by sight, seeking signs and wonders through the works of man’s hands, a directive of having no faith, “ie” the Cain model of worship. The holy scriptures do not teach us that churches, their masonic buildings, their demonization’s;  and the ways of the Nicolaitanes,  would eventually take the place of His assembling of the saints gathered in His name. Therefore,  Paul and Silas were a threat to the existing establishment  8 And they troubled the people and the rulers of the city, when they heard these things.

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those who lead the many to righteousness

those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. Daniel12:3

There are voices out there in Christendom, preaching that you “should not” preach Christ to the lost, in certain ways, or if you are not the “right” type of person. These false teachers have a ministry of death. They are preaching dead religion. They are preaching law, bondage, oppression, scripture twisting, and “you should not”. They are preaching condemnation and religion and shame and denominational sub-cultures. They are preaching traditions, rules and regulations of men. They require that you must get their permission first before you can serve Christ or be useful in the kingdom. They imagine that they decide if you will be used in the kingdom and how. They imagine they can declare that you are unsanctioned by them to bear witness. They imagine they have the authority to ban you from shining your light. They imagine they can forbid you and suppress you.

But your commission to serve, comes from Christ Jesus, your Shepherd, your Master. And you are being led by the Spirit of the living God, Christ in you, not by religious men or religious organizations or traditions. It is He you will listen to.

Our Lord Jesus has freed you from all this bondage; He will use you, dear saints of God, to give Him glory and to lead the many to righteousness, that is, to Christ and to His kingdom. You are not a second-class saint. You have the authority of Christ to witness, as Christ is in YOU.

You who have insight among the people will give understanding to the many (yes some will die and some will be purged). You who know your God (Jesus Christ) will be strong and do exploits. Your strength is the power of God working through you. Your motivation will be love for Christ and people. The Holy Spirit will shine strongly in you and take action through you. Your work will be given to you by the Lord. Your exploits will not be approved by the religious authorities. But they are given to you by God. You who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and you who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. The ministers of death want to shut you up, but you shall be led by the life of Christ in you, to bring the ministry of LIFE to the many. Though you go through much purging, purifying and refining, (and yes this will hurt)….you who have insight, understand. And you will shine, my sisters and brothers, you will shine.

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.

Christ the seed

Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as referring to many, but rather to one, “And to your seed,” that is, Christ. Gal3:16

If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. Gal3:29

This post is a response I gave in the comments on the Jacob and Esau post. A Black Hebrew Israelite was telling me his misguided, racist and false “non” gospel of salvation only for the supposed “physical descendants of Israel” (whoever they may be)……. and I answer him here:

My ethnic heritage is Angle, Saxon, Scot, Scandinavian/Viking, German, and maybe Norman (I do not know for sure concerning the last one). So, am I in or out? Am I acceptable to God or am I doomed, due to my ethnic heritage? Should I be proud like the liars who say my ethnic seed is true Israel, or should I despair because of the liars who say any number of other seedlines are true Israel? I do not despair, nor do i revel in pride. My hope is in CHRIST JESUS THE SEED, and I trust Him by faith. I do not put any stock at all in my seedline or yours. My hope is not in flesh; it is in the resurrected Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, the seed, who dwells in me and who has given me His eternal life, a place in true Israel, and a place in His kingdom. All by faith. I concern myself not with my ethnic heritage or yours.

True Israel is spiritual, it is of the Spirit of God, it is of Jesus’ kingdom, which is not of this world, it is not of the flesh of the seedlines of men.

God is not a racist, the seedline of God via Abraham and the promise to him, ends with CHRIST JESUS the Lord. He IS Israel, and all who are in Him by FAITH, in Christ, are in the seed, Christ, His seed is in them, they are now the children of Israel.

ALL who believe in Christ are transferred from the kingdoms of this world, which include the ethnic groups through which i was born, and the ethnic groups through which you were born.

I condemn no Anglo-Saxon, no Scot, no Turk, no Kurd, no Arab, no Egyptian, no Greek, no man from all the African people groups, no Pacific Islander, no East Asian, no one…… but rather instead i by the leading of His Spirit, do witness to them all, of the Truth of Jesus Christ and salvation that is offered ALL men regardless of one’s heritage. So my gospel is not one of condemnation— it is one of good news. The good news is ALL may come to HIM, by faith, and He will receive them in. These are the lost sheep of Israel, all who are Christ’s by faith. These have no guile (they do not lie about what the true gospel is!) and they are humble, gentle, like children with childlike faith. This faith pleases God.

Not who sired you and what your ancestry is and what tribe you trace back to.

This is love, that He laid His life down for His friends, the little children of His kingdom, the little sheep who follow Him with faith and humility and trust and joy and hope and love, doing what He said. Therefore now, who are His friends? : )

Who are the ones who truly love the peoples of the world, whether they be African, Mexican, Native American, West Indian, European, South American, etc.? The ones who truly love like God are those who bring the joyful news to them all, of the kingdom of God which is NOT of this world (not of lands, cities or flesh seedlines), which is by faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. This is love: telling this truth to all, and making disciples of people of ALL the nations of the earth. These are the ones who so lay their lives down for the others, doing unto others, with mercy and compassion, as Jesus taught.

Glory to the Lord Jesus Christ! I rejoice with much joy.

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.)

history

and he had in his hand a little book which was open…………….. Rev.10:2

Just about everyone famous or well-known in politics, governments or Christian religion, were part of the Beast. That is, the anti-Christ world system of satanic government and satanic religion.

The true disciples were not famous world leaders as the world defines ‘leaders’. They were not movers and shakers according to the world. They did not become famous in government or religion. They did not become household names. They likely did not make the history books at all. In the eyes of the world, the true disciples were pathetic nobodies (“lambs for the slaughter”, as it were).

Most mainstream history books (secular or Christian) teach the history of the Beast.

But God knows all the details of the hidden history of His true people. He keeps the history of His kingdom, in His books.

And He knows what the famous men of government and religion have done to His people. He has kept a history of that also.

God is speaking, and has spoken, and will speak to these things. He will and does now prophetically speak against many peoples and nations and tongues and kings. He speaks against those who, under the pretense of “Christianity”, have done atrocities against the world’s people (to whom the gospel should have been lovingly given). And He speaks against all those who have done atrocities against the gentle, childlike Jesus following people of the kingdom of God.

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.

 

resist & struggle

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Eph6

 

Resisting in the Spirit!

“Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

Fighting spiritual forces of wickedness with spiritual power.

Not resisting in the flesh, but turning the other cheek.

Not fighting physical or spiritual forces with physical powers.

Fake Christianity: rising up with physical force (preserving self);  their struggle is in the flesh.

Sheep of Jesus; going down in humility (losing self); their struggle is in the Spirit.

Fake Christianity, in pride and fear, encouraging their adherents to “take it back”, to “defeat the enemies” (physically) to preserve themselves, trust themselves, and rise up in the power of their flesh.

Sheep of Jesus, in humility and trust, encouraging one another to follow Jesus, to “love the enemies”, to lose their “self” and entrust themselves to their faithful Creator, in the power of the Spirit.

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Gay ‘marriage’ and abortion cliff notes

Guest post: Gay ‘marriage’ and abortion cliff notes (abortion bill, prop 8 etc)

by Jim at Fleebabylon

Conservative christendom, full of pride and hypocrisy, was emboldened by her political allies to fight in the flesh for key social issues. She and the world exchanged blows as they battled back and forth. Even with the strength of her evangelicals, catholics, and mormons joining hands together she couldn’t best the world. Now the world rejoices in its alleged victory, erroneously thinking it has defeated Christ and His kingdom, not realizing its triumph was merely over american jesus and his kingdom.

There is no hope in the world or in christendom. The only hope is to keep your eyes on the real Jesus who is seated at the right hand of God the Father and shun the ways of american jesus who is seated at the right hand of worldly political powers. The early followers of Jesus didn’t spend much time trying to legislate holiness in rome or else where. Instead they preached ‘Christ crucified’ with great spiritual authority and power and it pierced the hearts of the most depraved men. If this lost generation (world and christendom) is to escape hell-fire nothing else will do.

1 Corinthians 1:20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

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Read Flee From Babylon HERE

any other gospel

If anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.” Gal. 1:9

I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preach is not made up by man or based on human thought. I did not receive my message from men. It was not taught to me by a person. I received it by a revelation of Jesus Christ.

I received the gospel from our Lord Jesus Christ, as I was reading the gospels in the Bible, by myself, with God. I asked Him to show me the way, to teach me to the truth, and to reveal Himself to me. As I read His recorded words,  Jesus spoke to me,(and I heard Him) by the Spirit.

What was the gospel I received?

1. “It’s all about Me. I am the Way.”  (It’s all about Him. This is the truth He wanted me to know and believe.)
2. “Follow Me.” (This is what He wanted me to do.)
3. “You are now Mine. You belong to Me.” (He placed me into His kingdom. He let me know I know that now I belonged to HIM. He let me know I have been removed from the “of this world” kingdom,  to His kingdom, which is not of this world).
4. Later as I began walking with Him…. He taught me things such as, “Repent” and “You will be My witness”.

But after this, during my 24 year membership inside Evangelical Christianity, I heard and was taught many many “other gospels”.  For example:
1. It’s all about Church.
2. Follow men, organizations, Theologians, Theology Systems, man-made dogmas, Movements, Political Leaders, Cultural Leaders, Ministry Leaders and Strategic Christian Organizational Methodologies.
3. You now belong to the top-down organized, State-incorporated, leadership networked, systems theory, total-quality-managed, rule based, authoritarian, religious, political, patriotic, money-changing, flesh-driven, success-seeking, reputation-preserving, world-approved, idolatrous, compromising, man-pleasing, man-following,  Evangelical sub-culture.
4. Later after I was deeply entrenched in Evangelicaldom, I was taught, “Come, let’s change the world” and “Take America back for God” and “Support the State of Israel”, and “When billions of people around the world say ‘yes’ to God, there will be peace! We will solve all the world’s global problems!”

Oh beloved, remember that gospel that you received by a revelation of Jesus Christ. Remain with that gospel that you first received from Him.