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As we’ve been using the analogy of a row of Dominoes, which are each knocked down as we pursue more understanding of the complex prophetic puzzle presented in the Holy Bible, we’ve noted that when a believer refuses the knowledge sent by the LORD, his or her progress is stalled.
Many Communique readers may wonder why this writer continually harps on our identity as Israel – certainly an uphill battle during the present time of apostasy in the body of Christ – but please understand it is because if the believer in Christ insists on perceiving the modern political state of Israel as comprised of the “chosen people,” they are actually honoring the modern vessel of Antichrist, so they can never progress to understanding just why the events in the current timeline are occurring.
Further, they will not be able to accurately perceive commonly cited Scripture that God’s plan was to exempt his sons and daughters from the wrath He surely knew would come upon unrepentant mankind.
“God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ” (I Thessalonians 5:9).
Today’s Rapture Cult deceived believers use the grace given in salvation like a Get Out Of Jail Free card, giving little thought to their own progress as the LORD “refines” and “tries them,” through earthly circumstances that purge the sinful nature from our Spiritual man or woman. This process occurs so that we may be presentable to Him.
Those are the very words used by Zechariah, who told us the LORD will complete the work of cleansing the Spiritual “third part,” whereas the “two parts” of Flesh and Blood are already designated to be finite.
“In all the land…two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but…I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried” (Zechariah 13:8,9).
The Thessalonian verse which tells us God has not appointed His children to wrath is abused – especially by the “prewrath” sector of the Rapture Cult – as a straw man for the sake of a dialectical argument. Already sold on the false doctrine that unscripturally separates Jews and Gentiles, they illogically claim they will be “raptured” before the wrath of God (a phenomenon they define as a set period of time, usually lasting 42 months) explodes on the world.
Such ignore fundamental Scripture which does not define the wrath as a specific period of time, but a component of the LORD’s righteous character which is, of course, eternal:
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness” (Romans 1:18).
The Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans deals with the weighty issue of the Christian who is not earnestly seeking to allow the LORD to conform them to the righteousness that is seen in Christ. Those that continue to resist the LORD’s nurturing Spirit in molding us to be more like Christ, while they continue in their sinful ways, are examples of the strange creatures we see today.
“Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” (Romans 12:2).
Contrary to these instructions from the Holy Spirit, it is now almost commonplace to see “Christian homosexuals,” as the Flesh and Blood nature of such reprobates (the “two parts”) has diminished the input of the Spiritual “third part,” in order to retain their sin.
“That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (II Thessalonians 2:12).
Believers who want to continue their practice of marijuana intoxication commonly justify their continued use by twisting the Scriptures, and saying “the Bible says God gave us every seed bearing herb.” They never cite the any of the 12 verses in the New Testament telling us to “be sober minded” (Titus 2:6).
How long before we see “Strippers for Christ,” or “Christian Adulterers,” or some other bizarre hybrid? Believe it or not, we already have nudist colonies that cater to Christians.
The Apostle concluded the thought concerning those who redefine the sin in order to justify their relationship to it.
“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. Know ye not that so many that were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?“ (Romans 6:1-3).
The preceding verse simply seeks to remind the reader that because of OUR sin, Jesus went to His Death on the cross. Thus, to continue in the sin is to crucify Christ anew.
“Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin” (Romans 6:6, 7).
The fact is, you and I are running a race in this life, and the LORD expects us to make progress in the Spiritual realm, not deteriorate in our pre-Christian sinful behavior. Will we ever learn that the sin that we’ve struggled with for years is a gigantic Domino blocking our Spiritual progress?
Indeed, after a striking summary of the many fine believers who have lived in victory in this life, and moved on to eternity in the heavenlies, the writer of Hebrews concluded the following:
“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us” (Hebrews 12:1).
Very few believers have learned that Christ has already defeated the twin principalities of Death and Hell, and He has transmitted the strategy for victory to His sons and daughters.
“I am he that liveth, and was dead; and behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death” (Revelation 1:18).
Unfortunately, many believers are being held hostage by their Spiritual mentors, and contemporary Christians are not even aware our “Christian” institutional structures are actually blocking prophetic knowledge because it contradicts their established narrative. Even though this embrace of false doctrine by the individual believers is inadvertent, every Christian that resists the leading of the Holy Spirit found in the truth of Scripture, has some degree of culpability.
Indeed, the New Testament places an important assertion that the individual has a duty to learn of Christ, and His ways.
“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the work of truth” (II Timothy 2:5).
Therefore, because God has promised to draw His sons and daughters to Himself, when the collective believers continue in opposition to something the LORD wants us to know, His best course of action is to bring about the circumstances that will compel His errant children to personally seek His face, and re-examine their relationship to Him.
“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves” (II Corinthians 13:5).
Many years ago, the LORD revealed a system we now refer to as the Perdition Engine, as well as other terms. This “engine” is comprised of the two spiritual strongholds already referred to – Death and Hell. Earlier I alluded to this system when I described the process in which a believer whose Spiritual trajectory is stalled, as they are willing to sacrifice the truth in order to sustain the relationship they have with the sin.
Such a person values Christ, but their actions indicate they regard the sin even more. The process of rationalizing the sin – or the false beliefs they cherish – is a characteristic of the spiritual entity referred to as “Hell.” This power does not kill them, so they fail to recognize the seriousness of the threat; but the stronghold of “Hell” leads to Death.
This equation is essentially the same as we find in the intellectual formula developed by Karl Marx, referred to as Dialectical Materialism. It sounds complex, but if we recognize it for what it really is, it’s easier to grasp. The Satanically derived Marxist formula is Thesis (the truth) collides with Antithesis (another truth) and the two parts form a third which is Synthesis (a combination of the two).
The Synthesis is the comprised of the various aspects in which the Thesis agrees with the Antithesis. The two perspectives make this conclusion through the vehicle of Dialogue. Thus the Marxist system is also referred to the Dialogue to Consensus. The first truth (the Thesis) dialogues with the other truth (the Antithesis), and that which they can agree upon forms the Synthesis.
Marx and his followers taught that the Synthesis is the “new” truth, and the process is constantly repeated, which constantly redefines the truth. Once again, the collision of Thesis and Antithesis occurs through Dialogue. This “Dialogue to Consensus“ is now utilized in just about every human endeavor imaginable.
Conversely, if we think of the Truth (the Thesis) as the Word of God, and the Antithesis as the fleshly mind, the Synthesis is the Fleshly mind combined with the Spirit of God.
That is NOT a “new” truth as Marx postulated, it is a leavened version of the truth. Now shift the terms to Hot, Cold, and Lukewarm.
“I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth” (Revelation 3:15, 16).
Since the foregoing statement is found in the Bible, and it was written 1,800 plus years before Marx was born, it is self evident the Marxist formula is actually a corrupted version of the divine truth found in the book of Revelation.
In the Scriptural equation, “Hot” is the Thesis (the absolute truth of God, or the Life of God in Christ), “Cold” is the foreordained Death of the sinful Flesh, and the Lukewarm is the hybridized result – another step closer to the Disbelief inherent in Death.
When we repeat the process, we inch closer and closer to Spiritual Death. We could relegate the shifting sand of the Synthesis as the “Hell” which moves us step by step closer to the Death. When we recognize that the Thesis – the divine, non-negotiable Truth of the Life of God in Christ – is absolutely true, in order to be conformed to the salvation that God has provided through the person of Jesus, we must realize our Flesh has nothing to contribute.
“For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) dwelleth no good thing” (Romans 7:18).
The Dialogue which leads to the Hell of Consensus is identified in the book of Revelation as the communication which comes out of the mouth of the entity identified as the False Prophet. He looks like a Lamb, but he speaks like a Dragon. Thus, the Dialogue should be avoided like the plague.
“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon” (Revelation 13:11).
But the fashion in which the words uttered through earthly vessels indwelled by the Spirit identified as the “False Prophet” seek to evoke a Dialog (also known as the Dialectic), will have to wait for another episode of Dominoes.
-- James Lloyd
To Be Continued
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The Rage Of Nations
The Perdition Engine
The Shadow And The Substance
War In Heaven
Deja Vu DVD
I'm Not Alone
The Baal Bible
The Revolutionary Role Reversal
Image Of The Beast
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