Awaiting the City of God

Jerusalem_GloryEvangelical Christians love America. Some see in her the last hope of creating a Christian nation. But it is not a Christian nation. It is pagan to the core. It is in danger of becoming, if it is not already, the new “Evil Empire.” The Mayflower Compact is a museum piece, a relic of a forgotten era. “In God We Trust” is now a lie.

Yes, we must always work for social reform. Yes, we must be “profane” in Martin Luther’s sense of going out of the temple and into the world. We do not despise the country of our birth. But in what do we invest our hope? The state is not God. The nation is not the Promised Land. The president is not our King. The Congress is not our Savior. Our welfare can never be found in the city of man. The federal government is not sovereign. We live—in every age and in every generation—by the rivers of Babylon. We need to understand that clearly. We must learn how to sing the Lord’s song in a strange and foreign land.

America will fall. The United States will inevitably disintegrate. The Stars and Stripes will bleed. The White House will turn to rubble. That is certain. We stand like Augustine before the sea. We pray that God will spare our nation. If He chooses not to, we ask for the grace to accept its demise. In either case, we look to Him who is our King and to heaven, which is our home. We await the city of God, the heavenly Jerusalem, whose builder and maker is God.

CORAM DEO*
Are you looking to your King and to your eternal destiny, despite the circumstances around you? Keep your focus on the heavenly Jerusalem, whose builder and maker is God.

PASSAGES FOR FURTHER STUDY
1 Corinthians 15:50
John 3:5
2 Peter 1:11

*To live coram Deo (Latin) is to live one’s entire life in the presence of God, under the authority of God, to the glory of God.

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The Rise Of The One World Religion

It’s not about doctrine but about God’s glory~ Pope Francis

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The Copyrighted KJV 1611

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Revelation 22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

The other day I heard a pastor state his case for the KJV being THE only inspired Word of God because its not copyrighted! At first I thought nothing of it because I figured he may be right about that. It doesn’t make the case for the KJV being the only inspired Word of God, though. The original Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic texts are the inspired Word of God and the KJV may very well be the best translation, but it is not inspired of God! Recently, I found an article about the KJV 1611 being (gasp!) copyrighted.

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Meet the Trumpsters

Here’s a You Tube page filled with “Trump prophecies” from God (really? from God?! WOW!) Here is a “prophecy”*,Trump Chosen by God To Stop America’s Destruction – Astounding 2011 Prophecy. I guess since this “prophecy” came in 2011, long before Trump announced running for President, then its going to come to pass. Red flags are abundant in this video of the firefighter’s “prophecy.” We tend to think if a prophecy comes to pass that it is truly from God. However, if it draws you to glorify another god, i.e., the supposed prophet, or Trump or the USA government, then it did not come from Him.

Here is an article well worth the read: Vote for Trump? Nope.

Claim from the Trumpsters–”A non-vote or third-party vote is a vote for Clinton.” Look, I went to public school, but I had a great math teacher. Clearly you don’t understand how basic arithmetic works; or logic for that matter. Is voting for someone who “has no chance to win” a waste? Of course not. Nor is it a vote for someone else

At best this type of argument is a fallacy. At worst it’s a futile exercise in pragmatic scare-tactics with a clear misunderstanding of the perennial problem of collectivism. “You’re voting for the truly evil person by throwing away your vote!” Let me help you translate this: “I’m willing to compromise biblical principles, why aren’t you?”

I have NO idea who will win the election. I’m disgusted with both candidates and I may not fill in the blank for President since I have no idea, yet, as to who is a good 3rd choice. I just cannot imagine facing God and having to answer to Him as to why I voted as I did for choosing one of these two.

*This is a good video to watch if you have the time and you want to practice your discernment. Its loaded with red flags. Feel free to point them out in the comment line. The one I will point out is: “Touch not my anointed.” Here is why-

In a time of catchy phrases and clichés’, Christians can be no different. What does the Bible mean when it says not to touch God’s anointed? It’s not my opinion or yours that matters; but what God’s Word has to say about this that really counts. I certainly wish the people that repeat this phrase would read it in its context, ‘the Lord’s anointed’, is a reference to the kings of the nation of Israel (1Sam. 12:3,5; 24:6,10; 26:9,11, 16,23; 2 Sam. 1:14,16; 19:21; Psalm 20:6; Lam. 4:20). The mention of prophets, is a reference to the patriarchs (Psalm 105:8-15; 1Chron. 16:15-22). It is used exclusively in the Old Testament.
Ps 105:11-15 Saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan as the allotment of your inheritance,” When they were few in number, indeed very few, and strangers in it. When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people, “He permitted no one to do them wrong; yes, He rebuked kings for their sakes, Saying, “Do not touch My anointed ones, and do My prophets no harm.”  Notice in this Scripture that God protected His anointed (who was Israel) and His prophets from the enemies of Israel to bring physical harm.

The first thing one should notice is that the word touch actually means physical harm. What it does not mean is saying something about another person publicly that is true. How do we know this? Because that’s exactly what David did about Saul. It was David who said he would not harm God’s anointed, who was King Saul at the time but he spoke out publicly about him.

…We also need to ask the question who is anointed? The Bible tells us the whole body of Christ is, not just some certain people in the body. 2 Cor. 1:20-22 “Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee”(minor grammatical editing and bold mine~ Sherry)

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I just want to add an interesting thought on all of this Trump prophecy hoopla by Christians: Remember when President Obama first ran for office?  Oh, how he was touted as America’s savior! Images of him with the presidential seal as a halo around his head and children singing to honor him and the chants, “Obama! Obama!”…did the Christians not raise up their voices in protest? Yet, eight years later…

Some Very Good Points Are Made

Whose Rights?

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I would like have had the title read, “Whose rights?” but I don’t know if that’s possible with this platform or how to do it.  The reason for the title is that our culture is very concerned about “criminal rights.”  Police have to bend over backwards to ensure that anyone arrested in suspicion of a crime is “read his rights,” and probably anyone hauled in for questioning knows to ask for a lawyer right away.  More than one person on trial has walked away because of some little technicality, some oversight, some “i” not dotted properly or some “t” not crossed completely.

(After I put this away last night, with just a few lines beyond this point, one of the news stations had a segment about serial rape and the problems law enforcement was having with what to do with those guilty of numerous sexual crimes.  The segment showed one individual…

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Our Idols Must Be Destroyed

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arthur-w-pink“God will not wink at sin or gloss over evil doing. Whether He be dealing in judgment with an individual or with a nation, that which has displeased Him must be rectified before there can be a return of His favour. It is useless to pray for His blessing while we refuse to put away that which has called down His curse. It is vain to talk about exercising faith in God’s promises until we have exercised repentance for our sins. Our idols must be destroyed before He will accept our worship.”

~ Arthur Pink, “The Life of Elijah”

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