Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. — II Timothy 4:2-4
Last month I wrote that it was time for the “gloves to come off” when it comes to speaking the Truth of YHVH “boldly” when we, as watchmen, see that the “sword is coming upon the land.” Recently the land of the formerly-free upped the ante: the velvet glove of pretense was removed, to reveal a brutal iron fist within, as the aptly-nicknamed Transportation Sexual Abusers (TSA) at major airports began to force many would-be travelers to choose between an ogling of their Naked Body Scan and a brutal groping of their privates…because it would make the gullible “feel safer”. There was a time when any five-year-old girl hearing such a ridiculous claim knew it was a lie, and would not have fallen for it. But the “many” are again deceived, while hundreds of stories of horrors and atrocities abound over the internet. Meanwhile, the mainstream press steps up the propaganda to those who (obviously) have nothing else LEFT to hide.
The Bible repeatedly uses terminology like “to reveal the nakedness” in the context of forbidden acts, and things which cause shame. Truly, this month the nakedness of Police State Amerika has now been revealed to the entire world. The World’s Biggest Lie may now well be, “No need to trust in God any more…only the Almighty State can keep you safe.” So shut up, get in line, raise your arms, and follow orders, in other words.
But what continues to concern me as well is the response of far too much of the State-created, Caesar-approved, 501c(3) “church” and its licensed “Clergy Response Team” apologists. All too often the same people who preach that God’s “Law is done away with!” will turn right around and claim that Romans 13, however, means that you must now be “under the law” of men instead. Somehow the obvious contradiction eludes those whose salary seems to depend on which master writes the check, and offers the tax-exemption.
We have been warned (Matthew 24, Mark 13, etc) that the deception to come would be incredible. The fact that the world’s reserve currency is a fraud, an abomination, and repugnant to the Constitution of the land which prints it, surely qualifies as a major ‘deception’, as does the theatrical depravity at airports which masquerades as “safety”. The ForeclosureGate fiasco, where literally trillions of dollars in increasingly worthless mortgage “securities” have been passed off as investments, has been called the greatest financial fraud in history…which is saying something, given the scale of recent financial fraud! But the plagues which inevitably must follow the unraveling of such Big Lies are barely just beginning. History shows that wars, both economic and eventually the bloody kind, generally follow. As do false saviors.
I recently received another in what has become a series of emails from a Christian evangelical clergyman whose first name is evidently “Doctor”. He seems to take great offense at my public writings critical of the lies of such torah-less-ness, and which apply the prophecy of Jeremiah 16:19 (that we have “inherited lies, and things wherein therein there is no profit”) to modern Amerika. How can I continue to emphasize how important it is that those who understand His Truth repent, begin to “come out of her”, and to be separated from the coming plagues. I was asked pointedly whether there wasn’t “anything else” that I could talk about, and advised that it evidently wasn’t loving to warn people about lies, or suggest they separate from lawlessness…much less, evidently, to “convince, rebuke, or exhort.”
I disagree dramatically…and, in this particular case, not even very respectfully. Those who lead or teach are held to a higher standard (Hosea 4:6, Matthew 5:19, etc). The point of “blowing a trumpet” when the sword comes upon the land, according to Ezekiel 33, is to warn those whose lives are in danger. Quite frankly, as I read that missive, I could not help but be reminded of the story of a “pastor” in Nazi Germany who was concerned that his “sheep” might be disturbed by hearing the screams of passengers riding the rails to a nearby concentration camp…and thus advised the church choir to “sing louder”.
Our Father warns those charged with such responsibility, and who FAIL to do their duty, that, “his blood I will require at your hand.” How much more so, then, those “blind guides” who not only preach “lawlessness”, but teach others to ignore the warning? The “dust from our sandals” is not the only Witness against such perfidy.
We have been informed (Amos 3:7, etc) that YHVH does nothing without first declaring Himself through His servants, the prophets. The essential message of every prophet in Scripture is ultimately almost identical: Repent (or turn, in the Hebrew t’shuvah) from “wickedness”, and return instead to Him, lest the inevitable consequences of rebellion follow. Learn to walk again in obedience to His “torah”, the instruction that He gave to us, in love, so that we might be blessed. Both history and Scripture teach that the outcome for every single nation which forgets that essential Truth is the same. And the warnings today, I contend, have NEVER been so clear.
“For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them…But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief.” — I Thessalonians 5:4-5
Sometime “love” means telling people the Truth…even when it doesn’t soothe “itching ears”.
“One who turns away his ear from hearing torah, Even his prayer is an abomination.“ — Proverbs 28:9