Friday, March 24, 2017
People do have questions all the time about the world they live in. This is a healthy thing to have. The only problem may be the source and intent of the answers they get. And the one question everyone ought to ask is why pagan lords are fighting frantically to rule the world.
Those who rule have the control and jurisdiction over people whose affairs they are supposed to oversee or preside over. When your senator or congressman believes other things other than what will advance your own prosperity and general well being, there's a problem. Imagine if a stated adversary of yours became one to represent your own interests. How will he do it? This can be seen again and again in politics in the United States for example, just to cite one. And what better example from history can there be than government officials meeting to debate the pros and cons of slavery, done among non others than slave owners.
Throughout history, most of the people in control of government, corporations and systems, many of whom are pagan lords, usually have their way in the things they set out to achieve. When they act as though the world belongs to them, some good voices rise up in opposition, even from among their own ranks. Again, slavery in the United States is a good example. This is not to say however that everyone in major roles in government or corporations are pagan lords. They just happen to be in the majority. It can be heard in the United States in the voices that have no compassion and no understanding of the position of other people. The only way to see the world as far as they're concerned is the way they see the world. And this they will always try to justify in any number of ways, including using misinformation. The world is about them--take it or leave it! This sounds today like the world of Russia and Putin, of which the United States is approaching or trying to approach.
Then you wonder why it's always their way or no way. The bottom line is resources. When they can control the sources, they can control the resources. Imagine if the white conquerors of Africa could not control the sources. Incidentally, they were able to, and so carted away from Africa resources that would today be calculated in the trillions of pounds and dollars. This is the only way they can hold on to power and continue to exploit the less privileged.
Pagan lords are corrupt, from Africa through Europe, Russia to the United States--pagan lords are corrupt! If they appear unyielding to the interests of the common man, it is because ruthlessness is the only way they think they can preserve the status quo. Take from everybody else and be rich, the others can take care of themselves.
This kind of system is about to collapse completely. God will execute the Order bringing it to pass. Recent happenings in the United States tend to point to the direction of "the head of government can do anything and get away with it." This is being tested right now, because God is interested in the nation built by nationals from all other countries of the world. Can one group or special interests hijack the wealth of the Untied States and say others should go tend to their wounds? It's not going to happen! The signs of such disavowal are what we see now.
It is easy to call corruption by it's name when it happens in Africa or Asia. Does it have a different name in Europe and America? It is the same. There is corruption in Europe and certainly corruption in the United States, ever more so today than has ever been.
Pagan lords want to rule for power, control, resources, and to enrich their friends and families, wishing and hoping that what they have will last for ever. And the Bible says:
"When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice. But when the wicked are in power, they groan."--Proverbs 29:2
Pagan lords, although many may profess Christianity, but by their fruit, we can all see where they stand and what they represent--the Kingdom of darkness!
Will It Remain Standing?
"The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock."--Matthew 7:25
This is one instance of how to build a house--on the rock! Yet there's another way to build a house, based on location and material, and it goes:
"The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash."--verse 26
On the outside, the two houses described can look identical in structure and finishing. But there can be a lot of difference in the foundation made and in actual materials used, as well as the contents of the houses. If there is no test, both of these houses can remain standing side by side in what may look like identical structures. But when the storms of life or actual storms come, the foundations of the buildings are tested. God's Word here reminds us of the difference between a solid foundation and a flimsy foundation. A building erected on the rock will endure it says, but the one built on a shaky foundation--like the one built on sand will have a heavy fall as soon as the storms set in.
Truth here refers to what God's Word calls truth. It endures, it's permanent and can withstand any weight, no matter how long it is for. On the other hand, somebody else's truth, which is mostly made up to serve individual and selfish interest, has the ability to withstand God's truth in many situations, until the real test comes. The difference is one can stand, the other will fall apart.
It is not by accident therefore, that a believer, by God's truth, will be a person of integrity and honesty, and standing by God's truth all the time. On the other hand, those who have learned to manipulate others and use falsehoods to make their way in the world have no use for truth. While this may serve their purpose for a time, a system built on these does fall apart eventually.
A storm is brewing right now. And the lies and falsehoods may seem to be winning in the short run, but they are fast running out of time. And God's truth will prevail. And since God's truth will never include cheating, manipulation, lies and falsehoods, there's only one direction to look--towards God's truth. When it is revealed, it will be upheld by all.
The world of darkness is the demonic empire of Satan, and those who employ it for their "victories" and "successes" in the world will soon realize that the promises from there are empty and ephemeral. And the wall they have put up against God's truth and ways is about to crumble. Now some of the greatest proponents of this demonic dark world have their backs to the wall, and will try to use anything available to ensure victory for their cause.
It will not happen! The wicked have no victory! And they will be unable to secure it, because the hand of God is set against them to bring their cause to naught.
There is only one victory; it is for truth, and is coming in the name of Jesus! All that is hidden will be made bare and God's truth will refresh the air!
After that, will your house still remain standing? Not if it wasn't built on truth--The Rock!
Friday, March 10, 2017
Whether in Africa, Europe, or America, pagan lords have one thing in common--they are self-serving. It's always about them. Not surprising then, their world revolves around the cult of personalities. They may attend church, they could even be "ministers" of the Gospel. It is about perception. They basically perceive the world, church attendance and activities not withstanding, as existing for those who can grab the most of whatever there is they are looking for.
Whether somebody is giving False Witness against the innocent somewhere in West Africa in order to get a free ticket to Canada or to the United States, or some in authority in the United States siding up with untruth for partisan interest, or whether it is the president of Equatorial Guinea and his sons siphoning the resources of their impoverished nation to benefit only members of their own family, it is all done in the same spirit--the spirit of the pagan lord! They are everywhere on earth.
"O LORD our God, other lords besides you have ruled over us, but your name alone do we honor."-- Isaiah 26:13 (NIV)
"O LORD our God, others have ruled us, but you alone are the one we worship."--Isaiah 26:13 (NLT)
Pagan lords can be found in every city, every town, every country. And there will always be those who rule over you as people who inhabit the earth space, but how many have become your gods because of what you get from them? Do you pay respect to human beings or do you worship them for the size of their bank accounts? So what do you witness to the pagan lords when you're in their midst? That it is okay to steal and defraud others with the left hand and do "charitable work" with the right?
It is time to be wise by the Word of God. Nothing can save from the calamity that is ahead. Only God's truth can.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
It is easy to directly point a finger to pagan lords from Africa. Equatorial Guinea has been in the news lately where the president and his family are in charge of government, and who have looted the treasury of their nation to their own benefit while the masses of the people remain in abject poverty. Is there a parallel here with the government of the United States? But even more so are the policies formulated by government. How do they affect everybody in general, and how do they affect the minorities and the voiceless of society in specific terms? Is there an attempt to disenfranchise some groups? Are some seen as takers and not makers? And what informs such a view? Who are those who feel entitled to the nations wealth and resources while advocating crumbs for others? This is a situation of pagan lords in charge. They may be coming down with oppressive policies, some disguised, some in plain sight. But it won't be long for all their efforts to come to nothing. It is by word of God and will not be taken back, the American pagan lords who are in charge of government now will all disappear from sight. God has sworn it by His name, and will clear them all out!
"There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your fellow Israelites ( human beings) who are poor and needy in your land"--Deuteronomy 15:11.
Pagan Lords always think they are in charge until God shows up. The truth is God was always there--He didn't go anywhere. The pagan lords just didn't realize it. God is about to show up on the American political stage and nothing will remain the same!
The Righteous Should Mourn
Seeing that we are all God's creation, one is just the same as the other before Him. He rejoices and wants to rejoice over all of us--His creation. But we must be pleasing to God by the way we live--in the things we say and do, in our activities and actions. However, life does not happen that way. Some have been able to live a life of faith and obedience and others do not. And so God determines to execute His Word concerning the punishment of evil and wickedness while rewarding righteousness and obedience. Although there are many things in-between, nothing stops God from remaining true to His Word to punish and to reward.
God says in His Word that He's not interested in the death of the sinner, but that they should change their ways to start to act and live like His own children would (Ezekiel 18:32; 33:11). The reason the righteous will mourn when they see fellow human beings facing God's judgment is that one or some of us--fellow creation of God--just met a terrible fate. It shows something is fundamentally wrong with our world because God created man with a grand purpose in mind, and which does not include becoming an agent of the devil and devilish acts and behavior.
In the constant feuds and sometimes very strong opposition that happens among individuals and groups, when one side is struck by any form of tragedy, the other side rejoices. But not so with the righteous. For the one who understands the true nature of God regarding how He views human beings, when the wicked are destroyed for even things they have done wrong, the God-loving and God-fearing should mourn rather than find it a cause to rejoice. The reason for this is that God Himself does not rejoice at the destruction of the wicked, He would rather they change their ways so that they can become useful instruments for the causes and purposes of God. The other side of the coin is to stand in opposition to God's truth, working and moving against God's plan and purposes.
The faithful understand that we live by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8 ) and those who have not been able to find this way of life are in constant danger of moving and acting against God, thereby putting themselves in direct opposition against God's will and truth. This does not call for rejoicing but for mourning, because without fail, the opposition will be destroyed.