John 13:21-30 ESV
After saying these things, Jesus was troubled in his spirit, and testified, “Truly, truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he spoke. One of his disciples, whom Jesus loved, was reclining at table at Jesus' side, so Simon Peter motioned to him to ask Jesus of whom he was speaking. So that disciple, leaning back against Jesus, said to him, “Lord, who is it?” Jesus answered, “It is he to whom I will give this morsel of bread when I have dipped it.” So when he had dipped the morsel, he gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. Then after he had taken the morsel, Satan entered into him. Jesus said to him, “What you are going to do, do quickly.” Now no one at the table knew why he said this to him. Some thought that, because Judas had the moneybag, Jesus was telling him, “Buy what we need for the feast,” or that he should give something to the poor. So, after receiving the morsel of bread, he immediately went out. And it was night.
The Inner Circle
Judas was one of Jesus’ twelve disciples. He was in his inner circle. He traveled with him and ministered alongside him for three years. He was like family to Jesus, along with his other disciples. And, as far as I know, other than an OT prophecy about Judas’ betrayal of Jesus (See Zech. 11:12-13), though not naming him specifically, there is no indication, and no hint up to this point that Judas was going to betray Jesus to death. Even after Jesus pointed Judas out as his betrayer, the other disciples still didn’t get it.
And, so it is today. We have those within our nation(s), within our government(s), within our churches, within our families, and within our communities who are our betrayers, but we may not yet be aware of this fact, for they hide it well from us, and they cover it up with false righteousness, and with good deeds, and with masquerades and charades to try to convince us that they are on our side, when they are not. They are the enemy within. And, there are lots of them, too.
Drama, Drama, Drama
The American government, for example, is not what it is promoted as being. With some diligent and prayerful research, you can learn that there is a group of the Elite of the World (pictured on our national seal as the All-seeing Eye of Horus) who are the de facto government of the USA. And, our leaders serve them and do their bidding. And, they culminate in this beast (of Revelation), which is taking over the world presently.
Thus, our leaders have no real power over this nation other than what is given to them by this group of the Elite of the world. Thus, there is no Republican or Democrat. They are on the same team, working for the same people, toward the same ultimate end, which is the destruction of sovereign nations, including our own, and the destruction of the true church, Christ’s body, and the destruction of the gospel of Jesus Christ, as he taught it.
Thus, all the drama that we see coming from Capitol Hill is just that, “drama.” They play-act being against one another for the entertainment, distraction, and deception of the American people. And, it works. And, TV is a great medium for persuading the American people to believe their lies, and to be convinced that what they see on TV is real, when it is a masquerade. For, this is our leaders bending the rules, and abusing and cheating the system to the ultimate end of the end of America as we now know it.
America, who sits as queen and thinks she is invincible, is going to be brought down, as a judgment of God on her for her many sins against him, and for her many sins against humanity, too (Rev. 17:16; 18:1-10).
And, this will happen, and is happening at the hands of her own leaders and this group of Elite who are working together as a team to destroy America the great, so that they can replace her with the New World Order and its One World Religion. And, these include leaders within our churches, too, who have been destroying the church and the gospel of our salvation from within, and who have turned God’s house into a marketplace, and who have altered the gospel to make it more appealing and acceptable to the flesh.
So, even though the news indicates that a call is being made for President Trump’s removal, please know that he represents this beast, and he is leading the charge here in the destruction and removal of our nation, as a sovereign nation, and in the utter ruin of our present form of government, and of the church, and of the gospel of our salvation, too. Read his State of the Union Address, especially the next to the last paragraph. It could not be more clear that he is bringing our nation under this rule of the beast.
John 13:31-35 ESV
When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and glorify him at once. Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You will seek me, and just as I said to the Jews, so now I also say to you, ‘Where I am going you cannot come.’ A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
It is God’s will
It was God’s will, though, that Jesus should be betrayed to death by Judas, and that he would die on that cross for our sins, so that we could be free from our bondage (addiction) to sin, and so we could walk in his holiness.
And, it is God’s will, too, that we who are his followers should suffer like him, and for the same purpose, that we might become the righteousness of God (2 Co. 5:21; Eph. 4:17-24; Rom. 6:1-23; Rom. 8:1-17; 1 Jn. 1:5-9).
And, it is God’s will, too, that we, as a nation, should go through this judgment, and for the same ultimate purpose, which is that we might be delivered from our bondage (addiction) to sin, and that we might walk in Christ’s holiness and be a pure bride ready for her husband when he returns.
For, many within the church today are living no different from the people of the world, addicted to the same sins, living in gross immorality, with marriages and families destroyed. And, this is while the leaders of our nation are AWOL when it comes to leading us to godliness, because they, themselves, are trapped in sin’s deceitfulness, and so they have let us fall to destruction.
Love One Another
Now, this beast will also preach that we must love one another, so we must be discerning here of what God means by us loving one another, versus what this beast intends. For, God’s love is not the same as what the world is promoting as love. For, God’s love is based in purity, righteousness, holiness, faithfulness, honesty, integrity, and morality. And, it will do no harm to its neighbor, i.e. it will not cheat, lie to, deceive, manipulate or otherwise use another to its own advantage and to their disadvantage.
But, this beastly world system, that is part of this one world religion, has as its goal that we all unite as one people across the earth regardless of religion or regardless of lifestyle choice. And, they consider it hate to preach the gospel of our salvation and to say that Jesus is the only way to God and to heaven, and that salvation comes by God’s grace through repentance and a walk of obedience, which is the meaning of true faith in Jesus Christ.
So, they will try to persuade you to unite with them and to deny Jesus Christ as your only Lord and to forsake the teaching of the true gospel of our salvation in order to follow after a false gospel of “good deeds.”
But, when God says that we are to love one another as He has loved us, that means that we will willingly go to the death, if need be, in order to share with others the true gospel so that they can be saved from their sins (from bondage) and have the hope of eternal life with God in heaven.
He Gives Purpose
An Original Work / June 9, 2012
“Listen to Me when I’m calling to you.
Obey freely My word.
Follow Me in all of My ways.
Do all that I say.
Hear Me gently whisper to you
My will for your life and future.
Give all of your life and heart to
Follow Me always.”
Repent of your sins and worship Jesus.
He’s your Lord and Master.
He died for your sins so you could
Live with Him today.
He has a plan for your life and
He gives purpose and direction.
He gives meaning to your life,
So follow Him today.
“I love you so much I gave My life for
You to walk in My ways,
Living for Me each day as you
Bow to Me and pray.
Witness for Me of your love for Me and
Of My grace and mercy,
How I died to save you of your
Sins now and always.”
Thursday, February 14, 2019
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