“Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one!”
Globalism: Violence is not love, therefore not God.
Who will the authorities choose to respond to?
Where do we stand in this conflict we see? How do we wish to respond in order to accomplish our “peace?”
John 18:36 (NASB) (Jesus before Pilate)
Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm.” [“I AM no threat to your kingdom Pilate]
John 18:37 (NASB)
”Therefore Pilate said to Him, “So You are a king?” Jesus answered, “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.”
Here is where we need to see the separation of thought. Jesus is not saying He came into this world to be a king in this world. He is saying “Yes, as you say [Pilate] I am a king.
Then Jesus addresses the vindicating question Pilate is asking. [So Jesus, what have you come to do in my kingdom?] “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 18:38 (NASB)
38 Pilate *said to Him, “What is truth?” And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews and *said to them, “I find no guilt in Him.
Pilate had the same attitude that we find in today’s society. “What is truth?” Truth was not a threat to Pilate. “I find no guilt in him.” On the other hand the pressure Pilate felt was obvious in suggesting the people choose between Barabbas and Jesus.
Here we are today. “Truth” is not a threat to those in much of our society. To them it is subjective and so without absolute definition. Take public benefits, “a convenient truth.” They want what they want, especially if it was once given to them, presented to them, as some sort of “right,” a benefit presented as truth. When you corrupt the understanding of a people this way you then solve the problem of moving the government in the desired direction. The government wants what it wants also, control and peace while exerting control. As this “truth or right” spreads across the world, the real truth which sets us free is cast aside for the truth that seems more practical but actually binds and cripples. The globalist agenda knows this.
When threatened, anger and anarchy are in the hearts of those deprived of these truth/rights. Is this what those who know the truth are to respond to? Believers also receive government assistance in some form. Are we angry? May it never be! Are we not to be the Jesus of our times standing before the public authorities. Do we grasp the voluntary actions linked to our destiny as Jesus did? Who will the authorities choose to respond to?
Again a war is raging across the sea. This time the enemy has infiltrated our shores, years ahead, in preparation for this onslaught against our Christian foundations, that which makes us precious to this world. The Truth of our founding is under attack indirectly by the insecurity that anarchy presents directly.
Imposing their will obliterates democracy and so our foundations. Democracy requires the leverage of Christianity in the hearts of its people. No other religion can satisfy the requirement, not even Judaism. If the God of Christ Jesus is renounced, the democracy by system is taken over by forces of desolation. I fear we have judged Neville Chamberlain by seeking “peace in our time.” Who will our authorities choose to respond to?
“Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”
This world (as it is now) is not His kingdom. Our response is not to be violent. Day by day via TV and Radio we hear and see our world’s depravity and outright insanity. This contrast to the kingdom of God must escalate but not without our conscious decision to fight this fight the only way He said to fight it.
But Michael, …. But Michael nothing! It is HIS Truth that sets us free, NOT just any truth one might argue as practical or expeditious in the moment.
Which “truth” will our authorities respond to? We already know.
If there is to be any delay to the withering death of this lost and dying world, it must be at the discretion of God Himself, and certainly to His purpose alone.
What do we know about that?
2 Peter 3:9 (NASB)
”The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.” [Peter is speaking to believers.]
2 Thessalonians 3:5 (NLT)
”May the Lord lead your hearts into a full understanding and expression of the love of God and the patient endurance that comes from Christ.” [Love is patient, it keeps no account of violations…aren’t we glad. Love endures.]
Hebrews 10:36 (NASB)
”For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.” [His Truth holds the promise and the path to it.]
I do believe we are in a God ordained reprieve of time. It has a purpose.
“If we remain in His grip, how far from His heart can we be!”
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