In Luke, as Zechariah the High Priest for that year entered the Holy of Holies, he met the angel Gabriel and was struck dumb in unbelieving faith that his wife Elizabeth would give birth to a baby, John the Baptist, who would bring peace to the World for he would make the way straight for the coming of the Messiah Jesus Christ. Zechariah and his wife were good and righteous people, obeying the laws and doing diligently offerings to God. Doing the sacrifice is not a test of God per say, or just following the law, but necessary to cleanse the nation from sin. The sacrifice look to the future of the Son of God being sacrificed once and for all.
Everyone is not equal. There is firstly, an innate separation between a righteous God, and a fallen mankind. Only at the centre of the Cross, can we find peace, a return to the God of Israel by accepting God’s love in Christ Jesus. Love alone cannot bridge the gap between God and fallen man. Just as man made a freewill decision to rebel against God, there needs to be a freewill decision to return to God. We cannot attain equality by realising that we are equal but by loosing ourselves in the Love, grace and mercy of Jesus Christ. Only at the centre of the Cross of Calvary are we safe if we hide in Jesus Christ, passing through judgement and receiving all of God’s grace, love and mercy as a child of God, adopted and bought into the family of God through Jesus Christ.
Rev 12:7 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, 8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. 9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Rev 12:10 Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. 12 Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.”
In the beginning of time, there was great angelic rebellion against God by Satan, and was being cast out of heaven to earth. And having cast out from heaven, the morning star wanted to destroy mankind, the inhabitants of earth made in the image of God and he is tenacious because he knows the time is short. For Jesus Christ is coming back, to be King, to rule over Earth and cast Satan out from his last strong hold whom he has been given domain by Adam and Eve.
We have a fallen church, the mainline Christianity who believes in a God of Creativity of many names, and not the God of Israel, nor His Son Jesus Christ as God and Saviour. Neither do they believe we are fallen, nor the spiritual warfare involving demonic principalities. Love it seems covers and distorts everything including the truth, the way and the life to God.
As the migrant caravan winds its way from Honduras/ Guatemala to the Mexico/US border, there has been much criticism of Trump by Mainline Churches. It is easy to talk but the mainline churches in the US would not be housing and feeding the many tens of thousands of asylum seekers. Neither will these loud spoken church be bearing the dire medical costs. These people are not criminals, neither are they mostly workers. Many are elderly, children, and very sick. Does Matt 25 applies to a Government whose duty is protect the borders and her citizens rather than the welfare of other nations.
Their plight is real yet well under reported as the Mainline churches and the Liberal West spends their time vilifying Israel at the United Nations. Their individual stories are not well-known nor published hence the chance of getting asylums. The images of women and children running away from tear gas is poignant but misleading for who would bring their children along to gather with the stone throwing mobs trying the breach the border and climb over the border fence.
The Mainline Churches loves to talk about the poor and the persecuted so much yet failed to love the Jewish people whom the bible referred to as the poor and forsaken seeking Jesus in the desert. The land of Judah, and Samaria belongs to the Jews in the bible, yet they are stolen by the Romans, Arabs, and the Ottomans, which the Christian Left are siding when they claimed the Jews are on occupied territories.
There is a great blasphemy in the Mainline churches that perhaps Jesus will not come back, and has put Christians on earth to bring in the reign of Christ on earth through love instead of violence and war. The love Commandments were nothing new to the Jews. They couldn’t follow it, but ended up with violence and death to the Son of God. Sin in mankind corrupts everything. Love becomes a violent hatred because we think we are loving God when actually we are causing harm. We can’t just follow nor align with Jesus because He is not here today and even the best of intentions causes great harm like the Christian Right and their condemnation of gays resulting in so many deaths, or the Crusades by the Catholic Church. We need Jesus Christ to come back to reign, because we are not gods and courrupted within. To say that we we are bringing in the reign of Christ as Christians through our acts of love is exalting ourselves as God, a blasphemy.
A Christian missionary John Allen Chau was killed in the remote Indian Islands by a native tribe that hitherto has been hostile to the outside world. His family and the Christian missionary groups that he have been associated with have affirmed that they held no animosity and have fully forgiven the tribe. This act of love so angst the Christian left that they had to dig up fringe Christian groups calling for justice and even clergy spinning this to say that this is how genocide starts, They tried to cynically spin the narrative because they wanted to detract the focus from Chau who was so loving and forgiving with the message that Jesus loves the tribe and he wanted to break what he said as “Satan’s last strong hold”.
The left wanted to spin the narrative to be about the tribe, when it is all about John Allen Chau, his love for God and His love for the Great Commission to the Lost, for Jesus loves me this I know. It was a foolish and illegal endeavour, but I believe God looks into his heart and His love for the saving Gospel of God’s grace through Jesus Christ so thoroughly rejected by the Christian Left. This is what faith is about, stepping out, driven by his love for God.
Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine
O what a foretaste of glory divine
Heir of salvation, purchase of God
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood
Perfect submission, all is at rest
I in my Savior am happy and blessed
Watching and waiting, looking above
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love
The church of Jesus Christ has become so law minded fighting even in Taiwan to ban gays from marriage and equality. This is sad, when our Great commission is the Gospel of Salvation not of the law, but the name of Jesus so precious in a country that worship other gods in the majority. In the bible, only the Ten Commandments is in the Ark of the Covenant covered by the mercy seat of Jesus Christ. The Law, the Torah, is placed just outside because there is no anointing and deliverance in the Law. When we preached the Torah, it is not Christ but ourselves. Are we better and more righteous than gays? Is Christ glorified?
As the “Love Singapore” and “True Love Is” groups pushed their anti-gay agenda even more aggressively now targeting gay youths, the irony is that gay youths are the most free from the closets of religion that binds many to religious laws. The Christian Right is scared because their hypocrisy and fake religiosity could be seen easily and the world has become a much smaller place where young people could connect and are not easily fooled knowing that they are not alone.
Gays are not coming out as they used to because there is no need to come out just as straight people don’t come out to realise that they are straight. Once the battle is lost, the counter argument is also true, the anti-gay aggenda of the church is immoral, and has caused the lost of many lives.
What is an abomination? The Christian Right would point to Lev 18:22 that one must not lie with a man as with a woman as an abomination, but the religious landscape and motivation were because the people were having sex orgies with the temple priests to join themselves to Satan in Baal worship where only men participated in the religious life. They were not gays. Neither were gays the modern day abomination whom the church is trying to blame, but the church herself where Babylon, the great harlot is in Rome, and the abomination of the church joining with the power of this world is happening daily.
Let those of the Spirit of God understand and see the truth. This is the abomination of the abomination, not gay sex due to same sex orientation but unnatural sex of joining oneself to demonic powers. Gays are scapegoat to be blamed for the real abomination. The universal church in Rome never stopped worshipping the mother pagan goddess of ancient Rome, just that you don’t see it even though all the “scared” symbols are obvious. They are masked by a form of religion. They have power but not from the God of Israel but the morning star. Continue reading