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Saturday, August 24, 2013

A STUDY IN ACTS TWO:42 - FOUR FACETS in the FUNCTION of the CHURCH

THIRD FACET in the FUNCTION of the CHURCH:

Breaking of Bread/Communion – as taught by Kyle Peart

Let’s go ahead and turn to 1 Cor. 11th chapter; the title we have is . . .

Breaking of Bread: Commune or Commune?

Here we have a classic twist on the English language. Two words (homonyms) that look the same but have completely different meanings.

● To commune (verb; commune): to be intimate or fellowship
● A commune (noun; commune): community of people living together

So what does that have to do with our teaching?

Well, when we get into Acts 2:42 we read that there was fruit which revealed who the
disciples were. That’s why we’re doing this four part study. We examined
doctrine, fellowship and now the breaking of bread [Lastly will be prayer, by Josh Boubion].
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Saturday, August 17, 2013

THIRD WAVE TSUNAMI OF DECEIT (RIDING The THIRD WAVE INTO The LAST DAYS) – PART II

For those who are new to this series produced jointly by AMOS 37 ministries and TTUF, we have three contributing writers expounding upon these three aspects of The THIRD WAVE:

Keith McKenzie – 1) The Third Wave: The Religious aspect
Anne Kisly – 2) The Third Wave: The Political aspect
James Fire – 3) The Third Wave: The Economic aspect


Here are the articles already produced by AMOS 37 for your consideration:

THIRD WAVE TSUNAMI of DECEIT – ORIGINS Part One

THIRD WAVE TSUNAMI of DECEIT – An ANCIENT LIE Part Two

And here is TTUF’s first article on THIRD WAVE TSUNAMI of DECEIT – RIDING the THIRD WAVE INTO The LAST DAYS

We now pick up where we left off in our treatment of the Economic Aspect of the Third Wave – this Destructive Tsunami:

A bit more on the issue of central banks and those who attempted or succeeded in stopping them . . .
~*~What is sobering is that the three men who were successful at stopping a central bank from taking root, or had intentions of removing the power of the central bank known as the Federal Reserve were assassinated: Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield and John F. Kennedy (Andrew Jackson’s assassination attempt failed altogether).

Here is a video that addresses the assassination of J.F.K. and the reason for it.
When one acquires all that can be had in financial power, the only game left is political power and ultimately that on a global scale . . .

On a broader scope, here is Kennedy in a Presidential address to the American people, speaking on related issues:

Part One on JFK’s Take On Secret Societies and Conspiracies

Part Two on JFK's Take On Secret Societies and Conspiracies

For a detailed interview on the foremost authority on what happened on Jeykll Island in the formation of the Federal Reserve, read the following:

The SECRETIVE CREATION of the FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM.

Yet while the creation of this magnificent, marvelous monster of make-believe bogus money has produced debt unheard of in modern times; there are even more organizations as well as foundations* that have been created to steer us towards this Third Wave world and the ultimate formation of global governance. There was a transition from powers that controlled nations within the borders of said nations to powers that were Para-national and controlled nations from without, that is, on a global basis.

* - Essentially a foundation (such as Carnegie, Ford, Rockefeller and others) is a tax-exempt entity that is able to straddle the borders between nations to accomplish certain purposes that could not be obtained internally.

Watch this video on what Foundations are all about with Dr. Stan Monteith interviewing Norman Dodd (59 mins 06 secs).

In order to establish Globalism then and to ensure the power thereof remains in the hands of the few, global organizations must be established and at least initially ‘kept under the radar’ so that they may do their work unimpeded.

"The world of the future will be a safer place if we continue to work together in a rule-based system that offers enormous incentives for people to find ways to cooperate and to give up their old hatreds and their impulses to violence and war."
~ President Bill Clinton


What ‘rule-based system’ did Clinton mean? For one, the World Trade Organization, which feigns to be an independent organization free from the reins of any other organization or sovereign nation; in fact, it is the financial ‘tool shed’ of the UN which utilizes its economic power to accomplish the UN’s purposes . . .

“Do you wonder what those "enormous incentives" might include? Or what those "old hatreds" imply? Considering that the WTO is a vital arm of the United Nations’ management system -- which aims to control and monitor natural, human, and social capital around the world -- you can be sure that the incentives will help quench any resistance to its envisioned reign. Hard to believe? Then look at some of the evidence (included in the link below from Crossroad ministry with Berit Kjos).


Where ever the WTO as well as other agencies such as UNSO, ECA, UNICEF, UNCTAD, IMF and others are involved in ‘helping’ countries, not excluding the United States, they want their pound of flesh, that is, the yielding (to one degree or another) of their sovereignty and relinquishing control in part or whole in whatever capacity to the UN. An organization whose ultimate goal is globalism:

YIELDING U.S. SOVERIGNTY TO UN RULES. Rule-making and standard-setting are key to managing the global population in a ‘Culture of Peace’ – one that forbids politically incorrect opposition, conflict, contrary facts, and biblical truth. In his Executive Order 13132, President Clinton turned American federalism upside down by indicating that states would be accountable to standards, to ambiguous ‘principles,’ and to the consensus process according to needs determined at the national level. This step was a prerequisite to fulfilling UN demands for worldwide compliance with the evolving system for global governance.”

Prior to the WTC there was GATT, another organization whose eye steadfastly gazed towards the goal of Globalism of the Socialist sort:

"Not only is the ‘Trojan Horse’ mentioned at the end of Part 4 of this series a useful device for gradualist change agents to alter people’s spiritual values, but their political-economic values, too. In The Autobiography of James T. Shotwell (1961), this Director of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace described his plan developed in the early 1930s for lessening international trade barriers. 


"Shotwell had helped plan the League of Nations and the U.N., as well as inspire the founding of the International Labor Organization. And in his autobiography, he said: ‘The main idea was simple—nations which raised the wages and standard of living in the production of goods should have favored tariff treatment in the country to which they were exported. The plan was directed against the argument for high tariffs because of low wage costs in other countries…. Neither Mr. [Cordell] Hull [FDR’s Secretary of State) nor his economic assistants liked the scheme, because of its lack of fundamental free trade principle. I said it was the Trojan Horse to get inside the protectionist walls.’

"Shotwell’s strategy reached its fulfillment with the enactment of GATT and the World Trade Organization (WTO) as part of the globalist elite’s plan to have a global economy as a prelude to a global civilization.
"On NBC’s Today Show (June 26, 1996), Jean Houston said, ‘We’re moving towards a Planetary Civilization,’ and the New Age movement fits well with the globalist elite’s plan also to use educational reform (transformation) to help facilitate their desired World Socialist Government.

"That a World Socialist Government is the goal of the Power Elite can be seen in Power Elite agent and World Federalist Mortimer Adler’s Haves Without Have-Nots (1991) in which he asserted that the U.S., NATO, the Soviet Union, etc. will be replaced by the USDR (Union of Socialist Democratic Republics).

Political and economic homogeneity will occur in “a new First World order in the next century” (21st century), as there will be a redistribution of wealth from the “have” to the “have-not” nations (concept supported by the Earth Charter and President Barack Obama). Adler professed that ‘this can be done only by the regulation of a world economy by a world government.’ All participating nations must be ‘socialist,’ and surrender ‘every vestige of national sovereignty in dealing with one another.’ World government would preclude nations’ ‘foreign policies, military installations and personnel, and immigration barriers’."

"As this global system breaks down national economic barriers, the global elite will argue that a global economy must be managed by a global government. In his book, Knoke affirms that “The foundations to such a reordering have already been laid in the path-breaking World Trade Organization… a limited world government with sovereignty over world trade… [through which] member governments have voluntarily yielded sovereignty over domestic laws governing the environment, food, safety and way of life.

"‘Voluntarily’ yielded? How ‘voluntary’ was it, when Felix Rohatyn testified before the Senate Commerce Committee on November 15, 1994 supporting GATT implementing legislation, and said: 'The World financial markets are now more integrated today than the world trading system…. The financial markets are assuming ratification of GATT…. A change in U.S. attitudes, as represented by a negative vote in the Congress, would carry with it the potential for the most serious consequences in the financial markets'"?

The above quotes taken from the article by Dr. Dennis Cuddy, A BOLD NEW WORLD and FORCES TOO POWERFUL


So it can be readily observed by the plans of these ‘Goblins*’ that a political entity of Global proportions will have its needs furnished by Global Economic Blocks of Power (multinational corporatism), whose reins are held tightly by the Power Elite, so that these will work in conjunction with the Global Spiritualism that will reinforce both.

* A derisive term for ‘globalist’.

Another heavy hitter for global economics is NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) which, according to Henry Kissinger is not about “a conventional trade agreement, but the architecture for a new international system”.

Read the actual Los Angeles Times newspaper article here

In the advancement of this global governance, the European Union is leading the way; previously to the birth of this Union, there was the European Community and some time before that there was EFTA (European Free Trade Association) which is more or less the model of our own NAFTA and more currently the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP). I anticipate that we will see very soon a North American Community or perhaps the Power Elite will bypass this and go directly to the North American Union.

What must be noted is that in the formative years of what would eventually become the European Union, there was the understanding that European nations which for centuries warred against one another (and recent to the actions and plans for this supra-national organization, WW II) must find a path to peace and a cessation of such violence; they decided that by merging heavy industries (steel and coal), linking them across borders to form a cohesive entity, this would establish shared interests among the participating nations which would help to pave the way towards political and governmental coherence and a lasting peace.

And of course the EU is the model by which other Unions will be (and are being) established across the globe; thus we can expect that the Economic aspect of this Third Wave Tsunami of Deception to further this global enterprise of evil.

As mentioned previously, there are different global unions on the drawing board or actualized today. These are the very economic/political building blocks that, once linked together, will form the unified global governance. So said Under-Secretary of State and CFR member, George Ball:

“… if we could internationalize by using the UN in conjunction with the Soviet Union . . . we could begin to transform the shape of the world and might get the UN back to doing something useful . . . sooner or later we are going to have to face restructuring our institutions so that they are not confined merely to the nation-states. Start first on a regional and ultimately you could move to a world basis.”

For more on all of this, check out the following RED PILL articles:

ROUND TABLES

BROTHERHOOD of DARKNESS

A significant part of the Third Wave economics is a ‘mashing together’ of capitalism and socialist/fascist/communist systems into a communitarianism form of government and economy. Again we see the Hegelian Dialectic here just as it’s manifested in so many other systems. Thesis and anti-Thesis merging together to form a synthesis; in this case a kind of Capitalist-Marxist amalgam that supposedly will retain the individualism of the capitalist enterprise, but including governmental oversight that ensures to meet the needs of all uniformly, so that no one ‘is left behind’.
Yet there are many different versions of the Third Way (Wave) economics, irrevocably tied to its political twin (for an examination of these, visit this site).

The following is a quote from this article:

“With the collapse of the USSR, the demise of the welfare state in the West, and the deepening capitalist crises throughout the third world, a broad gamut of Third Ways emerged, each claiming to define a new direction between capitalism and socialism. The Anglo-American Third Way of Blair, Clinton, and Schröder is thus one variant on a theme: an attempt to capture the profound popular disenchantment with the social and economic failures of free-market capitalism and Soviet communism and their moral bankruptcy. Each variant of the Third Way reflects distinct political cultures and social structures as well as very different political projects.”

Another article related somewhat to the previous, specifically on this idea of American Fascism

Scores of proponents who seek advocacy and intervention by government via socialist reforms claim that capitalism just doesn’t work; that there are those extremely wealthy individuals who preside over their individual kingdoms, while the average person struggles just to make ends meet.

This is not a fault of capitalism however; this is a result of monopolizing enterprises which are virtual cartels in corporate form that eliminates competition; such Power Blocks can easily bend political entities to their will and formulate laws that benefit themselves while killing off competitors. 


Socialism advocates of the lower level kind would like a heavy taxation placed upon these mega-wealthy people but because of their Foundations as well as tax exempt status and shelters, any sort of socialist reform would find them impervious. Yet these power elitists welcome socialism in any form (but most especially this Third Way method) because it’s a means of controlling ‘the little people’ while leaving themselves in power with impunity.
Needless to say socialism and fascism have their undoubted problems as well!
So what the power elite are proposing in the guise of benign leadership is this amalgam of these different forms into this Third Wave (Three Legged Stool theory) methodology and spawn communitarianism as a result.

Here we shall end Part II of this article, and we shall pick up for a third on this Economic Aspect of the Third Wave. Next we shall consider the work and thoughts of Amitai Etzioni, an Italian intellectual and political commentator and a university professor tenured at Columbia and Harvard and his familiar notion of ‘The Three Legged Stool’.
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A STUDY in ACTS TWO: 42 - FOUR FACETS in the FUNCTION of the CHURCH –

SECOND FACET in the FUNCTION of the CHURCH:

FELLOWSHIP – as taught by JOSH BOUBION

Introduction: Have you ever felt that something is missing or something is wrong in your walk with the LORD? Is going to Church to study God’s Word enough? How about prayer and evangelism? And worship; are all of these enough?
As a believer all of these are essential necessities, and there is another part of our Christian life that is also an essential: fellowship!

1 JOHN 1:1-3
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; 2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) 3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
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Saturday, August 10, 2013

A STUDY in ACTS TWO :42 - FOUR FACETS in the FUNCTION of the CHURCH

*ACTS 2:42
42 “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.”

FOUR FACETS in the FUNCTION of the CHURCH
There are four functions or practices that the true church of the LORD Jesus Christ followed and still follows today as the basis of our spiritual life and health; these four functions in this series will be taught by the following:

1) The apostle’s doctrine (taught by James Fire)
2) Fellowship (taught by Josh Boubion)
3) The breaking of bread (taught by Kyle Peart)
4) Prayers (taught by Josh Boubion)
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Spectacular Film - Evolution vs. God

by A.M. Kisly

We don't usually advertise on this website, however there is a Spectacular Film called, Evolution vs. God, a must see for every Christian family.

This film, Evolution vs. God,  is challenging to unbelievers as well as faith affirming to all who are saved!

I highly recommend to everyone to obtain for yourselves a copy of this film.  You can watch here: Living Waters: Evolution vs. God





The following is a short preview of the film:

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Sunday, August 4, 2013

The GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW: Ch. 5 - The MESSIAH and HIS KINGDOM MESSAGE Part 2 of 4

By James J. Fire

The following study covers Chapter 5:9-16

We continue now learning from the Messiah and hear the Kingdom message He declares. Once again we must recognize that the Kingdom of heaven is in a very real sense, a sort of sub-set or division under the over all Kingdom of God. In the Kingdom of heaven there are wheat and tares; there are good fish and bad, there is “the enemy” – hardly what one would think should be present in such a kingdom.

Yet we understand that this Earth is polluted by such things, though God is present (behind the scenes as it were) and working to accomplish His objectives which will ultimately bring the Messiah-King back to this rebel planet known as Earth, ruling and reigning and ‘cleaning house’ of all things that offend.

This will become quite observable once the LORD Jesus Christ returns and commences the Kingdom given back to Israel in fulfillment of the Davidic Covenant, the veritable “kingdom of heaven” itself!

So as we learn more of this Sermon on the Mount, let’s not forget that though these Scriptural truths are entirely applicable for learning by us saints, who are of the church, its primary focus is in fact the Kingdom of Heaven, the reign of the Messiah and Israel in her glory during the Millennial reign . . .

MATTHEW 5:9
9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

The world, for all its pretense of worship of God in the myriad of religions that span the horizons, is in actuality at war with the true God and proves their satanic origins. Religion is incapable (as is man himself) of creating a nature and a life that God would approve of. Religion at best can only reform; only the Spirit of God can transform.

I love John MacArthur’s address on this issue of just “two religions”. Did you realize that in all the wide world, there really are only two religions? It’s true; have a listen to ‘Johnny Mac’ in this short video explaining the truth of just Two Religions, based on GAL 6:11-16.



JUST TWO RELIGIONS - THAT'S ALL, JUST TWO - John MacArthur




This enmity will culminate when the Beast of Revelation leads his armies into Armageddon (that is, the Valley of Megiddo, which I myself have seen twice now; perhaps the third time it will be from the heavenly mezzanine! See REV 16:12-16; 19:20-21; ISAIAH 10:28-34; 63:1-6; ZECH 12:1-14) to destroy Israel, only to witness the intervention of the Messiah, the LORD Jesus Christ at His Second Advent. The utterly ridiculous will then occur – the Beast and his armies will actually turn their weapons upon God. Holy incredulity will bring laughter from the lips of our LORD who will then express His derision and begins to destroy the blasphemous edifices of man’s world system (PSALM 2:1-12; 9:6-20).


JAMES 4:4
4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

ROMANS 5:9-11
9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

ROMANS 8:6-8
6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 
8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

Becoming citizens of heaven by the spiritual rebirth in Christ, we are now warriors of God that wage holy battles against Satan and his principalities and powers (EPH 6:10-18). We are also ambassadors to fallen humanity, seeking for the enmity between God and man to be dealt with, and relieved, so that reconciliation and peace with God may be experienced by those who surrender themselves at the Cross (2 COR 5:18-21; HEB 2:17; ROM 5:1-2).

It’s a sobering thought that as God’s peacemaking ambassadors, we shall one day be removed from these hostile territories that continues unrelentingly in its war and strife against the LORD and that this is one of the first courses of action taken when one nation declares war on another – the removal of its ambassadors and shutting down their embassies.

Once we, the church of the LORD Jesus Christ depart from this world in the rapture (1 THESS 4:16-18; 1 COR 15:51-57), God shall finally declare war on this Satanically inspired world that will openly defy Him by worshipping His enemy, the fallen cherub Lucifer (ISAIAH 14; EZEK 28) also known as Satan. Yet even in the midst of such terrible judgment, God will temper such with grace and opportunity to turn to Him for salvation (REV 7:13-15). God will commission yet more peacemakers to herald the Gospel of the Kingdom with the two witnesses and 144,000 Jewish evangelists (See REV 7:1-9; 11:2-4)!

The peacemakers of God are the Gospel heralders of God, for it’s only by the preaching of the Gospel and believing from the heart in the LORD Jesus Christ and His atonement for our sins that peace with God can be obtained (ROM 5:1; 10:15; EPH 6:15). However, as mentioned already, this dark world, filled with dark souls, have no desire for the Light and hate the Light as well as those who bring the Light of God to them (MATT 5:14; PHIL 2:15), thus the peacemakers become the persecuted.


MATTHEW 5:10
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

The LORD ends this portion of His sermon where He began it – at the kingdom of heaven; at the beginning He spoke of those who are poor in spirit, and here He speaks of the persecuted who suffer such because of righteousness.
The righteousness of Christ imputed (ROM 4:11,22-24) to such who are poor in spirit, thus making them rich spiritually (REV 2:9) is something that is despised by this world because of its pride and insistence in providing their own (dead) works for salvation – the quintessential element of self-righteous religion and works of the flesh (ROM 8:7-9; GAL 2:16; 5:18-20).

I find it ironic that Christians who proclaim the Gospel of grace, and profess quite readily that they themselves are sinners who in their own right are deserving of hell (1 TIM 1:14-15) and but for the unmerited favor of God, and having received the gift of eternal life are labeled by the world as ‘self-righteous’ when the very opposite is true.

Those engaged in ritual, ceremony, works, penance, mystical exercises, and all other religious forms that demand self-effort in order to achieve by their own merit the rewards, in view of such persuasions are the truly the self-righteous ones quite simply because they look to themselves for provision of righteousness!

In these days of increasing ecumenism and a push towards a one world religious system, any exclusive claims made by any religion must be deleted in order to fit in to this global apostate ‘church’ and yet Christians declare that it’s only through Christ Jesus that salvation and righteousness may be obtained. This is a non-negotiable that will (and has already the world over) earned the church persecution by the hands of those who despise such grace (HEB 10:29).

The LORD states that those who are persecuted are “blessed” and this truly is our inestimable estate because of the reward we shall receive for enduring such “light afflictions” patiently (See HEB 11:36-40; 1 PET 2:19-21; 2 COR 4:16-18).

He goes on in the following verses in Matthew’s Gospel:


MATTHEW 5:11-12
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

We know that the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our LORD (ROM 6:23), and that gifts are different than rewards obviously. Gifts are freely given at no charge to the recipient, but rewards are based upon merit.

While all saints will be granted access to heaven by grace and receive the blessedness inherent in that glorious place, not all saints will receive equitable levels of rewards but such will be based on how faithful we’ve been in conduct, in service, in the very worship of God by self-sacrificing our lives for the furtherance of the kingdom of God as well as dying to self that Christ may be glorified in us (See 1 COR 3:6-15; DAN 12:3; MATT 10:42; 25:23; LUKE 6:35; ROM 2:10; EPH 6:8; 2 TIM 2:12; also see various crowns earned for faithfulness: 1 COR 9:25; 2 TIM 4:8; JAMES 1:12; 1 PET 5:4; REV 3:11).

It’s imperative to understand however, that any rewards we are given for any service done, any suffering endured, any stand for righteousness we may exercise is to bring glory to the LORD and not ourselves, because it’s only by the Spirit of the LORD. His divine love shall motivate and enable us to work such exploits for God. 


Even in the giving of rewards there is a considerable measure of grace, for without the grace of God operating in yielded hearts intent on obedience to the LORD (1 COR 15:10; HEB 4:16), such works would prove impossible for us creatures made of dust.


1 COR 13:1-3
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

REV 4:9-11
9 And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,
10 The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

Please note that for the cause of Christ in suffering persecution, our LORD states that we will receive, not merely “reward” but “great reward” comparable to the prophets of old, like Isaiah (who was sawn in half for his holy testimony to the truth) and all the others who were likewise persecuted, even slain for righteousness sake!

The “evil speaking” against us that accompanies persecution should be false of course; as false as the witnesses against our LORD who couldn’t even agree among themselves what exactly He supposedly did that was sin (MARK 14:55-56). The LORD challenged His enemies to point out any sins He committed that could be used against Him (JOHN 8:46), but they couldn’t name a single sin or fault – I wonder what my enemies could say about my own testimony for the LORD?

Finally its been said by many, especially by those here in America who observe such worldliness and carnality in the church, that we need some persecution to purge out these heinous things and be purified. 


The sentiment is well received by yours truly and I know what those who say such things mean by them, but persecution in itself does not and can not purify. People of opposing religions have persecuted each other for centuries and this has done nothing to purify and make holy and clean such religious adherents.
Some believe that before the LORD can return, the church must be so purified so that she will be presentable to Him. Yet, it’s the blood of Jesus Christ, shed for the remission of our sins and that bestows the garments of salvation that makes us presentable, not suffering or suffering persecution (REV 19:7-9; ROM 3:25).

Persecution (and suffering in general) is but a tool which the enemy would use to destroy the saints, but it’s rather more effectively used by the LORD for His own purposes of purifying His people (JOB 23:10; PSALM 66:10-12; ISAIAH 48:9-11; MAL 3:2-4; 1 PET 1:6-7; 4:12-14,16,19). God alone works purification and sanctification by His Spirit, not by the deeds of sinners who persecute saints.


What persecution does is it allows the saint to re-focus their attention and their hearts on the LORD and away from worldly pursuits and desires that would cause lukewarmness to set in; that refocusing in the midst of such hardships like suffering persecution is what is effective in the lives of believers who become ardent and persistent in their seeking God at such times.


MATTHEW 5:13-16
13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Salt has long been known as a preservative, and the reason being is that when introduced to foods, particularly meats, it absorbs the water from invading bacteria, thus dehydrating them to the point where they simply die off.

Likewise light when can kill off fungus and molds when they are exposed to it; no longer safe in the dark where they thrive, light, especially ultra-violet light destroys the DNA of such growths, effectively doing away with them.

Spiritually speaking we who are salt and light are to ward off the spiritual infection sin and corruption by the Light of the LORD which like salt in an open wound stings the corrupted with conviction for their sin (COL 4:5-6).

This is why any society may be potentially free from corruption in proportion to the indigenous church as it’s living in the Light of the LORD Who is Himself Light (JOHN 8:12; 9:5; 12:46), walking in purity and holiness (1 TIM 1:5; 4:12; 1 PET 1:22; ROM 6:19). The church has a direct effect, by the Spirit of God, in warding off wickedness in a culture – if the church hasn’t lost its savor, if the Light given to the church has not been hidden.

This is not to say that sinners are compelled to refrain from sin because of the Light emanating from the church, but that the church is an influence of holiness that tends to convict the lost of their sin and inhibits (but doesn’t make it impossible for) their practice of the same.

What can we say then about Western civilization and America especially in light of this truth? When we bemoan the fact that such corruption is only increasing dramatically in these recent years, and lament over the deplorable immorality that plagues our nation, can we and should we ask ourselves what has gone wrong with the church of Jesus Christ? Where is her potency; where is her effectiveness as salt and light in combating corruption? Where is her ardent affection and submission to the Holy Word of God, both in believing all the counsel of God by faith and adhering to it by loving obedience?

What we see instead is a departing from the faith, that is, apostasy (1 TIM 4:1), and the promotion of leaven (1 COR 5:7-8; MATT 16:12) which flourishes in the lukewarm* church!

(* Leaven or yeast as we know it, cannot grow in cold water as it needs a temperature that will activate its production; hot water will kill yeast. The optimal condition for yeast to flourish in is in tepid (or lukewarm) water. No wonder the LORD admonishes us to have fervent and “hot” zeal and love for Him and His Word as this will ensure that such spiritually lethal leaven is killed off!)

It would seem the duty of every Christian, every saint bought with the blood of the LAMB, to seek the LORD and ask Him to reveal our own hearts (PSALM 139:23-24) for any wicked way that might be there; to shed His Light on such corruption to destroy it. Not only the world, but also the church herself (at least in this and some other nations) is infested with sin and corruption that has caused us to lose our spiritual potency! Israel who suffered its own apostasy during the days of Isaiah had the Word of the LORD given to them with very much the same kind of rebuke (ISAIAH 1:1-31).

The LORD admonishes us, His children – the very saints of the Living GOD, to let His Light shine before all, not with the objective of ourselves being seen by others, but to allow our good works (and they are good only if they are born of God’s Spirit Who alone is truly good) to testify of the Father’s work in our lives, that He may be glorified and draw such wayward sinners to His Son (JOHN 6:44).

On this sobering matter, let’s turn to the apostle Paul and hear what he has to say about this in his epistle to the Ephesians:


EPHESIANS 5:1-16
Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

For your provision allow me to present FROM the MIND of FIRE, this chapter in Ephesians with a study I did nearly three years ago. Here is Chapter Five for your consideration.

No condition found in any of the saints who have gone astray and suffered dilapidation and ruin at the merciless handling of the Harlot which is the world, is beyond remedy; the LORD Who spoke into darkness and brought Light, Who spoke into void and formless lifelessness and brought forth order and life, can speak into such lives and bring His Holy Light to shine in the heart and restore them to vibrant vitality and victory: we only need to repent and turn back to the LORD and open ourselves to His efficacious grace and glory.
Perhaps the flames of the Holy Spirit have dimmed in one’s life and reduced to nothing more than a cold smoldering. We can take heart, because any such saint who finds themselves broken like a reed, or smoking like flax that won’t ignite may know the rejuvenation of the Righteous One who can mend such brokenness and bring back to living flame that which merely smolders (MATT 12:20).


2 COR 3:17-18
17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

In our next study we begin by examining the Law and what its purpose is, and whether or not that purpose has been complete so that we no longer need to consider the Law. We shall learn about the power that the religious authorities had over the common people, and how these leaders abused both the Law and them in God’s Name. We shall observe in this next section what true holiness and obedience is, and that should carry us through to verse 32.

Until then, may the LORD bless you, and keep you!
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Friday, August 2, 2013

THIRD WAVE TSUNAMI OF DECEIT (RIDING The THIRD WAVE INTO The LAST DAYS) -

A Combined Production of the ministries of: AMOS37 and The TRUTH Under FIRE

Contributing writers:
Keith McKenzie – 1) The Third Wave: The Religious aspect*
Anne Kisly – 2) The Third Wave: The Political aspect
James Fire – 3) The Third Wave: The Economic aspect

* To view Keith McKenzie’s first article on this aspect, follow this link to his web site AMOS37 ministries, which he has listed under his apostasy tab.

INTRODUCTION:

The expression of ‘The Third Wave’ brings to mind a beach, where wave after wave breaks upon the shore line in a progressive fashion; each time as the tide rolls in, the waves get deeper and deeper inland.
Alvin Toffler wrote his book The Third Wave (published in 1980; which followed his previous work in Future Shock (pub. 1970) and in it he describes the First and Second Waves which were basically founded on an agricultural age and an industrial age respectively. The Third Wave, says Toffler, is that of an Information age. Each wave has pushed the previous away from predominance generally on a global scale.

This sequential paradigm shift in triplet form is also referred to as The Third Way, but in this instance, it focuses more on the political/economic aspects (a combination of democracy, capitalism and fascist-socialism to form a democratic socialism utilizing certain capitalistic aspects), whereas The Third Wave would also include religious influences in forming the global society that we are apparently destined for.

From Wikipedia we have the following points on (The Third Wave, based on the findings of Toffler; points are abbreviated here, for the more detailed list, see the site at the link provided): . . . the society foreseen is still emerging, with the dramatic transitions of the past two decades [with] several distinguishing features . . .
The rolling back of the Industrial-Era creed of "standardization", as exemplified in the one-size-fits-all approach typical of institutions of this era, such as the education system, factories, governments, mass media, high volume mass production and distribution, etc.
• The [assault] on the nation-state from above (includ[ing] the rise of powerful non-national entities: IGO's*, multinational corporations, religions with global reach, and even terrorist organizations or cartels. . . . a growing network of super-national organizations and affiliations; e.g. the European Union, the North American Union, the newly formed African Union, as well as organizations such as the WTO, NAFTA or International Criminal Court); and below (includ[ing] both the gradual loss of consensus, such as has characterized the politics of the United States in the 21st century, as well as political turmoil in China (largely split amongst urban-rural lines), Israel (orthodox vs. secular), Germany (the deadlock following the 2005 elections), the Islamic world (fundamentalist or traditional vs. secular) and elsewhere. It would include the rise of regional interests and the progressive devolution of the nation-state itself; e.g. the autonomization of Wales and Scotland in Britain; of Nunavut and Canada; the frequent incidence of separatist movements, the dissolution of Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, the USSR, Ethiopia, the emergence of microstates, such as East Timorand progressive obsolescence of the nation-state itself).

*International Government Organizations.

• The eclipsing of monetary wealth by knowledge and information as the primary determinant of power and its distribution. This was also discussed more fully in the sequel Powershift.
• The eclipsing of manufacturing and manufacturing goods by knowledge-production and information-processing as the primary economic activity.
• The emergence of various high technologies, such as cloning, global communications networks, nanotechnology, etc.
• A transformation of the very character of democracy, itself, from rule-by-periodic polling at the election booth, toward a more direct interaction between the government and its populace. To a large extent, this has already emerged with the rise of the Internet, though it has not yet congealed in the form of a fundamental revision of the constitution of any state. The trend toward on-line voting in the United States, following the election crisis of 2000, may be seen as a first step in this direction.


Alvin Toffler’s view of the Third Wave is for the most part optimistic, though even he as a futurist concedes that there will be problems to contend with; but though they are formidable challenge they are not insurmountable.

We contend however that this Third Wave ideology has a far more secretive and nefarious agenda, particularly where sovereignty of individual freedoms and rights will be endangered as well as the marginalization and eventual persecution of biblical Christians (here in America) are concerned.
This series will examine these three aspects: political, religious and economic and how these will affect the church of Jesus Christ as well as our way of life.

Such as the following:

“Alvin Toffler is a New Age guru and dear friend of Newt [Gingrich]. In an upcoming issue I will lay out this ‘New Age’ issue, from both sides and you can be the judge regarding the relationship between New Age and the New World Order. Alvin Toffler's book, Creating A New Civilization: The Politics of the Third Wave, is a bizarre, revolutionary view and blueprint for the 2lst century. Gingrich wrote the forward for this book - it's frightening and you should read both editions. These books became best sellers in Communist China because they mirror Mao (emphasis mine).
“On page 433 of Toffler's bilge, we read: "The founding fathers as the architects of the political system which served so well, this system of government you (founding fathers) fashioned, including the very principles on which you based it, is increasingly OBSOLETE and hence increasingly if inadvertently, OPPRESSIVE and DANGEROUS to our welfare. It must be RADICALLY changed and a NEW SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT INVENTED - a democracy for the 2lst Century." How frightening.

“And who constantly talks about ‘re-inventing government?’ Why, Al Gore, our illustrious tree kissing Vice-President. Mr. Toffler wants to convert our form of Republican government to a democracy*. Who died and made him King?”

Quotes taken from the article

* Note – We have heard for decades now from politicians, news media moguls, and high ranking business CEO’s that “America is the greatest Democracy in the world” and yet we were founded as a Republic – rule by just law; not a Democracy – rule by the people.
A republic’s sense of justice is proportionate to the source of law that it appeals to; In Greece, there was a Republic form of government, based on the law of its philosophers – such as Plato – which was far from the sense of “justice for all” in any equitable sense of the idea. A republic based on the immutable Word of God would be the most noble and fair minded indeed, even as one considers the equitable justice of the Ten Commandments.

Democracy however, being a rule by the people, is malleable and if the people can be conditioned to believe what ‘the powers that be’ want them to believe, in effect, you would have the rule by authorities not elected to office, nor possess any legitimately legislated authority; often such power in the hands of the few, guiding affairs of state behind the scenes while the veneer of democratic (and fair?) process remains intact (but essentially a lie). This is exactly what we find in today’s society here in America.

RIDING THE THIRD WAVE INTO THE LAST DAYS – 3) The Economic Aspect

It has been said that “money makes the world go ‘round” and everyone understands that in this world of ours, if anything of secular significance is going to be done, it’s going to take money, and the greater the significance, the greater amount of money will be required.
However, the Holy Bible declares the following with unflinching truth:

1 TIMOTHY 6:6-11
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness
.


Anyone devoted to the acquisition of money and has a love for it and what it brings will discover that at its root, there is evil; why is this necessarily true? Because with monetary gains comes power and power acquired (especially unlawfully) will, given the human nature, lead to the prosperity of the corruption inherent in the heart of mankind. We all know the expression “power corrupts . . .” What is also true is that the corrupt are themselves drawn to power.

According to Toffler, the Second Wave had to do with the Industrial Age, and it was during this time when companies were formed (coal mining, iron industrial plants, oil refineries, rail roads, business companies, banks, etc.) and employers and employees proliferated all across the land. Tycoons presided over their burgeoning financial empires: such men as Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, Frank A. Vanderlip, Paul Warburg and others.


Many such magnates, particularly the ones mentioned above were not content with their wealth alone, the taste of power was heady and addictive, but it left the residual taste for something else: more power! The objective then was clear: to gain more power these terrible tycoons had to control the money supply and that is what led to the creation of a machine of maniacal proportions and power – a central bank (which was Constitutionally illegal). Our founding fathers and those acquainted with the financial institutions of Europe spoke vehemently against the creation of a central bank!


“The central bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the Principles and form of our Constitution. I am an Enemy to all banks discounting bills or notes for anything but Coin. If the American People allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the People of all their Property until their Children will wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered.”

"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country."


- Thomas Jefferson

"History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit and violent means possible, to maintain their control over governments, by controlling money and its issuance."
"It is proper to take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties. We hold this prudent jealousy to be the first duty of citizens and one of the noblest characteristics of the late revolution. The free men of America did not wait until usurped power has strengthened itself by exercise and entangled the question in precedents. They saw all the consequences in the principle, and they avoided the consequences by denying the principle."


- James Madison

"I am one of those who do not believe that a national debt is a national blessing, but rather a curse to a republic, inasmuch as it is calculated to raise around the administration a monied aristocracy dangerous to the liberties of the country."

Directed to the bankers contemporary to the times: "You are a den of vipers and thieves! I intend to rout you out, and by the Eternal God, I will rout you out!"


- Andrew Jackson.

"The money powers prey on the nation in times of peace and conspire against it in times of adversity. The banking powers are more despotic than monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. They denounce as public enemies all who question their methods or throw light upon their crimes.
I have two great enemies, the Southern Army in front of me, and the bankers in the rear. Of the two, the one at my rear is my greatest foe. As a most undesirable consequence of the war, corporations have been enthroned, and an era of corruption in high places will follow. The money power will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in the hands of a few, and the Republic is destroyed."
"The government should create, issue, and circulate all the currency and credits needed to satisfy the spending power of the government and the buying power of consumers. By the adoption of these principles, the taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest. Money will cease to be the master and become the servant of humanity."


- Abraham Lincoln speaking on the third attempt to establish a central bank in America.

And lastly:

President Woodrow Wilson, after having broken campaign promises and betrayed his country by signing into law the Federal Reserve Act- 1913:

"I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country.
A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation therefore, and all our activities, are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world. No longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men."

Quotes above taken from the We the People blog article, Quotes on the Central Bank.

Here ends this first segment for our contributing TTUF article; you will note that this article is somewhat shorter than is typical (a little over 2,000 words) of my (James Fire) usual length. Because this series will be very ‘dense’ pertaining to the information contained therein, we thought it best to keep them short. More to come on The Third Wave by Anne Kisly who will be addressing the Political aspect of all this!

In the mean while, may the LORD JESUS CHRIST, the veritable Anchor of our souls keep us steadfast and steady, keeping clarity of sight through His Word, in the ensuing storms and this Tsunami of Deceit!
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