James 4:1-3 ESV
What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.
What causes quarrels and fights among us who are believers in Jesus, or among all people? Sin! Yet, this is not speaking of differences of beliefs or differences of opinion here, but this is speaking of noisy, heated, and angry disputes, i.e. loud and obnoxious confrontations with others just because we didn’t get our way; just because we didn’t get what our fleshly lusts craved, when we wanted it, the way we wanted it; and because we did not attain the sensual pleasures we so fervently sought after, which can merely be pride.
Or, these fights and quarrels may be a means to getting what we want, too. In other words, they may be staged (orchestrated) just for that very purpose. And, this is what is happening in the US government right now. Our leaders, who are all on the same team, play-act as though they are in opposition to one another, but this has a purpose. And, that purpose is to convince the people that our government is broken and that it needs fixed, or it is to give cause to the government to fix what is broken, by any means possible. And, this was all pre-planned from a very long time ago.
This is basically what the US government and their allies (the New World Order of the beast) have been doing throughout the world for some time now. They go into other nations and they create chaos, fake uprisings, create anarchy and unrest and terrorist attacks, et al, and then blame others for what they have perpetrated so that they can then go in to these other nations to “save the day,” i.e. to take over these other nations, to confiscate their land and their natural resources, and to seize control of their governments. And, this is now coming around full circle to America, too.
So, what we have going on here is that from the very beginning of our nation we were created to bring about this rule of the antichrist beast. Our nation was founded on false gods and false religions but in combination with Christianity, i.e. it was eclectic and syncretistic from the onset (See our national seal with the all-seeing eye of Horus hovering over the unfinished pyramid, which is a masonic symbol, not a Christian symbol).
So, the plan all along was that out of many we would become one, i.e. a one-world-order of the beast (of Revelation), i.e. of the antichrist. And, that is the plan that is in motion, and that is in process, and it is in the closing stages of preparation for the rule of this antichrist beast and his one-world government, and his one-world religion.
Thus, what this means for the church, too, is that if the church is in an unholy union with the US government (via the 501c3), that means they are under the authority of this beast, which is the de facto government of the USA. And this beast is under the authority of Satan. So, the church, in union with the government, is a national (state) church, which is the false church, not the true church. And, the authority over its head is wicked, evil, corrupt, vile, immoral, treacherous, deceitful, manipulative and threatening.
James 4:4 ESV
You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
The Lord Jesus sees such an unholy union with the US government (with the beast) as spiritual adultery against him, which is what it is. He also sees this friendly relationship between the US government (of the beast) and the church as hostility against him, which it is. We can’t be unequally yoked together with the world, which is under the control of Satan, and not be in hostility against our Lord, in other words.
So, the results or the fruit of this unholy union between God’s people and the world is that the church has been on a moral and spiritual decline, and the truth of the gospel is under serious attack (persecution), and a half-truth (false) gospel has emerged and has been accepted by the vast majority of the church here in America – by the church which is in union with the government (with the beast) and with the world.
So, the true church (outside of this union) which is preaching the true gospel of our salvation, and which is calling the people of God to come out from the world of sin and to be separate (holy unto God), is under attack, big time! For those who are promoting the false grace gospel are like an army and they are everywhere spewing forth their lies and coming against the truth.
And, the Pope is a strong and persuasive voice right now against the true gospel and for the false gospel, and for the false church (the false prophet), and for the rule of this antichrist beast. For, he is vilifying the true gospel and the Jesus of the Bible, which he does by twisting the scriptures.
Twisting of Truth
The Pope’s central message right now appears to be that division of any kind is bad, for it builds walls instead of bridges, and that we need to be those who build bridges.
But, he is part of this beast order, and so he is part of this plan to create division (quarrels and fighting) in order to prove that our present system is broken and that it needs to be fixed. And, of course he has the remedy to fix the problem, which was also pre-planned from a very long time ago. So, he is not against Trump. They are on the same team just playing their parts in the “act,” i.e. the performance, i.e. the ruse.
So, the Pope now comes in to “save the day” with his “unity” message. So, he is breaking down the old order of Christianity in order to bring in a new order of this beast, i.e. the New World Order, which then fixes the problems of the old order so that we can now all live in peace and harmony with one another. And, this is because they will have now destroyed all that divides us as a people of the world, i.e. all differences in beliefs, all independent governments, and our basic human rights.
The lie that the Pope is basically spreading is that division is bad, and division builds walls which divide people, and it sows fear, and it is of the devil, the father of lies. He also appears to equate all differences of belief or opinion with bickering (quarreling and fighting), but this just is not true.
And, he also associates this building of walls (divisions) as being not Christian, of the devil, and that what they, who are builders of walls, are promoting is not the gospel, either. And, added to that, he expressed his opinion that no leader “should have the right to question another man’s religion or faith” (1). And, now we are at the crux of the matter.
Basically, Jesus Christ (of the scriptures) built walls, i.e. he did not come to bring peace but a sword, and to turn even our own family members against us, because we follow what he taught us. Yet, he built a bridge, too, which is his salvation, but it is restricted to those who would believe on him. And, he defined belief as death to self, death to sin, following (obeying) him, and living to him and to his righteousness. And, that builds walls, because it says he is the only way to heaven and he has the only truth which leads to God.
So, by the Pope’s own definition of those who build walls, Jesus was a wall builder, which the Pope says is based on fear, and that it is of the devil, and that it is non-Christian, and that what it teaches is not the gospel.
James 4:5-10 ESV
Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”? But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.
Jesus’ “fix” for what ails our nation and our world, though, is opposite of what our government and this false church and the pope are promoting. He wants us to resist all that is of Satan, by God’s definition, though, not by the Pope’s definition of what is of the devil. And, he wants us to draw near to God, i.e. for us to be turned from darkness to the light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that we can receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in Jesus Christ (Acts 26:18).
And, this means that we need to have our lives cleansed (purified) of sin, not just in theory, but in all practicality in our daily living and in our deeds (hands), and in our hearts (the very core of who we are).
And, we are no longer to be double-minded, tossed here and there by every wind of teaching, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes (Eph. 4:14). But, we are to weep and mourn over our sins resulting in true repentance, i.e. the forsaking of our sinful lifestyles in order to follow our Lord in obedience and in surrender to his will and purposes for our lives.
And, we are to humble ourselves before Almighty God, yielding our lives to his control, being honest about our sins, and sincere about our walks of faith, by the Spirit of God. We are to be holy unto God, separate (unlike, different) from the world, no longer living to please our sinful nature, but walking in the commands of our Savior in order to live holy lives, pleasing to him, for which he died on that cross that we might no longer live for ourselves, but for him who gave his life up for us (2 Co. 5:15).
Our true worship, then, should be given over to the One True God – Father, Son (Jesus Christ), and Holy Spirit – and to no other gods. And, true worship of the true God means we follow (obey) Jesus Christ with our lives, and we do what HE says, not what the Pope says, and not what preachers say who are teaching a false grace gospel absent of death to sin and living to righteousness. So, don’t be fooled! Just because it sounds good, doesn’t mean it is good. So, know the truth. Live the truth. It will set you free!
Saturday, January 26, 2019
(1) Pope Francis says 'builders of walls' sow fear and divide - CNN
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