Here is the audio file for Mark Call’s most recent teaching from the Shabbat Shalom Mesa online fellowship — one of the most “politically-incorrect” in the Torah:
And the “Lies just keep on coming!”
Whether the secret, unconstitutional program was called “Echelon,” or “Prism,” or “main core,” or any of a dozen other “code-names” designed to keep people from realizing the perfidy of those who consider themselves rulers — but clearly not servants — it is now obvious that the “conspiracy theorists” were right all along. Power DOES corrupt! And Big Brother really IS watching, and listening, and spying, and groping, and lying about all of it. King Solomon was right, too, of course. There really is “nothing new under the sun,” either.
The Director of the “National Security Agency”, or NSA (once so officially denied even to exist that it was called “No Such Agency”) and the Director of National Intelligence [sic] and the President of the United States have all recently claimed that they are not “bugging” phone calls. They are not spying on people who were once “presumed innocent” without a lawful warrant. They are lying. And they have been caught – repeatedly – and yet are not even ashamed.
The “ends justify the means”, is the common rationale. After all, the “law” doesn’t matter (remember, ‘the Church’ has participated in that dispensational deception for about 17 centuries; if YHVH Himself cannot be trusted to keep His Word, and the “Law of God” can be done away with, or “nailed to the cross” – why would ANYONE think a mere Constitution or Bill of Rights written by men could possibly fare any better?)
And if we will not allow God or His Word in the Courts – or legislature – or White House – or especially in schools, then why would anyone be able to expect His protection? Better, we are told, to trust in fallen man — especially when he wears a uniform, and is often the only one allowed to carry a gun.
What is so astounding about all of these recent “revelations” of deceit, and lawlessness, and brazen chutzpah is the sheer boldness of the evil. Adolf Hitler once famously wrote of “the Big Lie”, repeated ad nauseum, which succeeds in deceiving the masses simply because it IS so bold, so “in your face”. People, he said, would simply be unwilling to accept that anyone could lie so openly. Propaganda and peer pressure would do the rest. Any perusal of the news today reveals that, so far as the princes of this world are concerned, Mein Kampf was correct. Or at least that most politicians and bureaucrats are reading his playbook, and certainly not the Bible.
And yet Scripture is all about Truth. It is literally the opposite of the cancerous Big Lies we see exposed worldwide today. And all that we who have “eyes to see” can observe in the world today was correctly foretold as well. Yahushua, in Matthew 24, spoke of lies so overwhelming that, “if possible, even the elect,” would be deceived. “See, I have told you beforehand.”
Shaul, or Paul, spoke several times about the attitudes reflected by such “haters of God“, and called them, among other things, “proud,” filled with unrighteousness, “covenant-breakers” (Romans 1) and predicted that, “in the last days, perilous times will come,” and that men will be headstrong, haughty, traitorous, despisers of good, and ultimately, “having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!”
The true “disconnect” however, is that people who refuse to trust in God, and indeed reject Him completely, even to the point of accepting what He calls “abomination,” would instead trust their lives, and their children’s lives, to the protection of men who have shown they cannot be trusted.
Elected officials in the United States of America — at least ‘once upon a time’ — took an oath before God to defend the Constitution “against all enemies”, including those in positions of power, within the gates. Now it has become clear that many of those same “public servants” not only lied about their perfidy, but lied before YHVH as well.
Why would we — or ANYONE — “trust” people who clearly cannot even be trusted to keep an OATH before YHVH?
The Biggest Lie of all is that YHVH cannot be trusted to keep His Word, but that somehow, liars who hate Him – can.
From such, turn away.
These six things does YHVH hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
A heart that devises wicked imaginations, feet that are swift in running to mischief,
A false witness that speaks lies, and he that sows discord among brethren. [Proverbs 6:16-19]
Each and every week, the news simply seems to become more bizarre. Scandal follows scandal among the so-called “leaders” in governments around the world, and increasingly their immorality is exceeded only by their perfidy. While the words of the prophet Yermeyahu (Jeremiah 17:9) have always been true, they are becoming so blatant as to have evidently replaced the oath of office for most politicians:
“The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it?
But that level of evil is predictable (and indeed, HAS been predicted throughout Scripture). What is happening as governments around the world seek to consolidate power and control, and move so directly toward implementing the technology, infrastructure, and regulations to impose the “Mark of the Beast”, should not surprise those with “eyes to see” at all. No, it is OTHER things in the news of late that might be harder to swallow — literally.
It’s not enough that over 90% of all corn, soybeans, and canola grown in the USA is genetically modified. But now the USDA has admitted that genetically-modified Franken-WHEAT has been discovered infecting farms in Oregon, having evidently been spread from open field-testing by Monsanto as far back as 1998 to 2005. The self-replicating pollution has already spread, and may already have infected wheat in the 15 other states where such “testing” was permitted. Other nations are rightly concerned: Japan has already cancelled wheat deliveries.
Other foods, too, have been contaminated. While the danger of neurotoxic additives like Aspartame (aka NutraSweet, the ingredient in so-called “diet” soft drinks, among many things) is well-documented, and the identified health hazards associated with many other “pre-packaged foods” seem to grow almost daily, it’s BEES which have been an even bigger concern lately. “Colony Collapse Disorder” now kills over 30% of farm bee hive stocks every year, and recent reports from Russia even warn that US failure to address the “bee apocalypse” could “most certainly” lead to world war. And again, it is neuro-active insecticides and genetically-modifed crops which take center stage among likely culprits.
Indeed, the adulteration of what is almost laughably now called “food” has become so great, and the manipulation of public opinion and “law” so blatant, that it is hard NOT to accept the premise that some people in positions of power and control are so bent on “population control” that they are willing to poison vast multitudes in order to achieve that goal. A review of medical literature showing grotesquely tumor-ridden lab rats, diseased internal organs in farm animals, and symptoms in the GMO-consuming public should be enough to convince Bible-literate observers that the “plagues” warned about in Revelation 18:4 are on the horizon. (Nor, of course, should Torah-observant believers ignore the plague of the coming currency meltdown associated with the plague of dishonest weights and measures!)
And it should even be clear that all of the seven things YHVH says He hates are fixtures in governments around the world today:
These six [things] the LORD hates, Yes, seven [are] an abomination to Him:
A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood,
A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil,
A false witness [who] speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren. Proverbs 6:16-19
But it is the utter irony of the current world situation which should not be overlooked. YHVH not only keeps His promises, fulfills His plan, and exacts His justice — but clearly has a sense of humor as well.
Consider the story of the Exodus again. Even after seeing His miracles, and being delivered from bondage by His mighty hand, the people of Israel managed to continue to whine and complain. Rather than accept His Word, and walk in faith into the Promised Land flowing with “milk and honey”, they repeatedly sought to return to Egypt and slavery.
And what do we see today? The princes of THIS world — who increasingly will not allow YHVH, the Creator of the Universe, into THEIR schools, or courts, or seats of power — promise their own “blessings” for those who accept their authority, and ignore His Law. They literally, on so many fronts, call evil, “good”, and good, “evil”.
Home gardening, and small farms, are being outlawed, or priced out of business, by government bureaucracies. Private people who trade with one another for raw milk and dairy products have been raided at gunpoint, arrested, and their products and properties siezed. And now that bees are evidently being destroyed by manufactured toxins, it can even be said that honey, too, is at risk. The circle is complete.
Rather than being led by God in TO a land flowing with milk and honey, the modern slaves of Caesar are being led BACK into bondage in a land where milk and honey have been replaced by man-made poisons!
The choice has never been so clear:
“Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.
For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.”
— Revelation 18:4-5
And the reasons for obedience to Him, and the consequences of rebellion, have never been so undeniable.
Sometimes Biblical prophecy is only obvious in hindsight. Even so, the evidence that “time draws short” toward the events outlined in places like Matthew chapter 24 continues to mount. Most recently, in the US military, those who openly profess their faith in the God of the Bible are being “delivered up to be afflicted,” because “many are offended” and betray and hate one another. But the reason for the acceleration in this downward spiral is increasingly clear as well: iniquity, or “torah-less-ness” — the rejection of the instruction of YHVH in His Word — certainly “abounds”, and as such the “love of many” does indeed “wax cold”…and colder, and colder.
Numbers chapter 30 is all about vows. It makes clear, in no uncertain terms, that men who make vows before Yah will be held responsible for them. Presumably that holds true even for elected politicians and soldiers, each of whom swear before God that they will uphold the Supreme Law of their land, which generally means the Constitution, but also the Word of God upon which they rest. Lately the contradictions between those vows and certain fruit serves to underscore the iniquity which increasingly abounds.
In the State of Kansas at the end of April, the governor’s signature on a law passed overwhelmingly by their legislature went into effect, and essentially reaffirmed what the Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights already stated clearly, for those with “eyes to see“. Namely, that the right of the people (of Kansas, in particular) to keep and bear arms and ammunition, especially that manufactured and kept within their state, “shall not be infringed.” And that federal agents who violate their oaths, and that law, would be subject to arrest.
One might lament that such a “law” would even be necessary, given the many elements of the Constitution which make it redundant. But immediately after the new law went into effect, the same Attorney General responsible for the infamous “Fast and Furious” gun-running scandal — where rifles that the administration wants to prohibit citizens from having were sold illegally across the border to Mexican drug cartel ganglords — wrote a letter claiming that THEIR law was “unConstitutional!” A more obscene example of Isaiah’s prophecy* (Is. 5:20) about calling”evil, good and good, evil“, would be hard to find.
That is, until later that same week…when the “Department of Defense” for the US armed forces banned what it called “proselytizing”, and issued a warning to officers and soldiers that those who shared their faith in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob might face court martial. A spokesperson for the Air Force made a particularly asinine “clarification” of the new policy, saying that military forces in uniform may express their “personal religious beliefs as long it does not make others uncomfortable.” And perhaps that is exactly what our Messiah meant when He said, “many will be offended.” The Word of God, as Written, has ALWAYS been “offensive” to some, which is why it has been so hated, and twisted…but perhaps never more so than lately.
RIghts which were once unanimously agreed to be “God-given” are now being taken away by men who swore an oath BEFORE that same God to preserve them. While others who once risked their lives to protect those same Rights are now being told to deny them, AND Him!
By its very nature, war has always been a subject of contention. There has never been any shortage of debate about whether various armies of men in conflict are “serving God”, or not. But at least the history of most military forces, especially including the United States, has always included the propensity of men facing death in battle praying together and openly sharing their faith in God. The very idea that military service is about “God, family, and country” has never, until now, been in doubt. Even the old saying that there are “no atheists in foxholes” bears testimony to that truth. And the famous story of General George S. Patton’s prayer for “fair weather for Battle,” prior to World War II’s “Battle of the Bulge” demonstrates just how dramatically things have now been inverted.
The Army Chaplain who wrote the famous prayer, James H. O’Neill, wrote years later** of his conversation with General Patton prior to the distribution of that prayer request to the commanders of every unit in his Third Army (3200 copies, including the 486 chaplains). Patton indicated that he was a “strong believer in Prayer,” and God. He “talked about Gideon in the Bible, said that men should pray no matter where they were…and that if they did not pray, sooner or later they would ‘crack up.’ ”
Now, however, such a prayer to God would be — in the appropriately ironic term — “Verbotten!” Such a leader of men before God would be called a “proselytizer,” and risk court martial. But far worse: the army that refuses to acknowledge Him risks, and DESERVES, not the blessing of YHVH, but His wrath. Throughout Scripture, our Creator promises blessings for obedience to Him, and curses for rebellion to His instruction. The warning of places like Lev. 26:12-45 is dramatic:
“If you will not hearken to Me…if you reject My statutes…ordinances…commandments…
then I will do [these things to you]…
I will set My face against you, and you shall be smitten before your enemies; they that hate you shall rule over you…”
Those He loves, He chastens! But He promises that if we reject that chastening, it will become progressively more and more severe, ending — as it has in history repeatedly — in destruction and exile.
Recently, as I listened to a radio program addressing just exactly the kind of things that His servants are increasingly being given “eyes to see,” I was moved to “connect the dots” and heard a question that YHVH might have posed to me as an illustration. I ask you the reader to consider the implication:
“If your military — or your government — will not serve Me, then why would you ever think they would serve YOU?”
The implications of these developments are simply staggering. Both history and Scripture leave no doubt whatsoever about the fate of governments, nations, and civilizations that deny Him. The plagues that result are why we are told to “come out of her.” Those who have taken oaths of service before God bear a special obligation. Yahushua warns that those who deny Him will themselves be denied before YHVH, because He came “not to send peace, but a sword.” (Matthew 10:32-36) Shaul’s (Paul’s) letter to the Ephesians (5:11) — as does Ezekiel’s admonition (Chapter 33) to watchmen! — makes clear that the obligation extends not ONLY to “not denying” Him, but to speaking up and warning our brethren and neighbors about what is coming, while having “NO fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness.” History, too, has demonstrated that “I was only following orders,” is NOT a valid excuse even before a fallen world – much less the King of Creation.
Armies which march into battle without asking His protection generally do not march back out.
What is coming is at this point increasingly hard to deny. And it is not pretty.
But if we love Him, and are “called according to His purposes“, He already has things worked out for those who are His. The time to “come out of her,” is now. Pray that we are counted worthy to escape, and be covered, through what lies ahead. But, remember that, “he who shall endure…that same shall be saved.”
* Isaiah 5:20 —
“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”
** “The True Story of the Patton Prayer,” by Msgr. James H. O’Neill, from the “Review of the News”, 6 October, 1971.
The “Spring Feasts” of YHVH occur at this time of year, beginning with the time of Pesach, or Passover, and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Most people are aware of the command that we are to eat no leavened bread during that week, and are told (Exodus 12:15, 19, etc) to get the leaven (or “chametz”, in the Hebrew) completely OUT of our houses.
The metaphor which connects yeast or “chametz” with sin is also probably familiar to most readers here. Yeast, like sin, can literally be a “growing” thing, which takes root in our houses, and spreads — almost like a cancer. Indeed, “a little leavens the whole lump” (Galatians 5:9, 1 Cor 5:6, and the MANY references of Yahushua to the “leaven of the Pharisees”). Pesach is the historic time for “spring cleaning”, and getting the ‘sin’ out of our houses, in preparation for the dramatic events to follow.
But there is more to it!
Much of the symbolism of the Passover has to do with marriage, and with both the promise of the Covenant, and the abomination of idolatry, or literal spiritual adultery. It is the imagery of unfaithful wives who are called ‘whores’ (like both the northern kingdom of Israel, and the southern kingdom of Judah were, and for which they were sent again into exile and bondage) because they went after other gods. Time and again, “treacherous Judah” and “backsliding Israel” (see Jeremiah 3) both committed idolatry, then failed to “return unto Me with her whole heart.”
But it is also about reconciliation, and the promise of renewal of ‘right relationship’ with YHVH — if ONLY we will t’shuvah (“turn around”, or repent) and RETURN to Him.
Pesach is also a time of spiritual conflict, between the worship of YHVH, as He specifies, and the “prince of this world”, who has sought to pervert what is Written since the Garden of Eden by ‘twisting’ — sometimes just a little bit, and then later by a lot. It is why Scripture so clearly forbids “adding to” and “subtracting from” His Word, and warns so clearly against attempting to “honor” Yah in the ways of pagan ‘gods’ (Deuteronomy 12:30-32, among many).
I realize that drawing any distinction between the Passover of our Creator* and the pagan aspects of what has become “Easter” can be a very difficult topic, and a source of strife and division. I have no doubt that this is exactly what the Adversary intended. But, if we are to “speak His Truth boldly” — as we ought to, is it something which must be addressed.
It takes only a very cursory study of pagan goddess worship to realize that “Easter” and the vast majority of the “cute harmless traditions” that surround it are exactly what our Creator so explicitly forbade, especially when it comes to “mixing” the clean and the unclean, the ”holy” or set-apart to Him, and the profane. Not only are eggs, bunnies, and east-facing ‘sunrise services’ all explicitly pagan fertility rites, but the real story of those “harmless traditions” is even more heinous. Can there be a more severe indictment of Constantinian “Xtianity” than the realization that not ONLY has the most important event in all human history been co-opted in direct rebellion to YHVH, but that the Appointed times of Yah which He repeatedly commanded we keep “forever” have been changed, and even His very NAME has been expunged — to be replaced by a false pagan goddess (Ishtar, Astarte, Ashteroth, Oestre, “Easter”).
No wonder He Wrote through His prophet such a graphic description of His wrath about exactly what evil was done then, and is again being done now, in Ezekiel chapters 8 and 9. Read it for yourself, and observe that everything from the sunrise service to Lent (the forty days of “women weeping for Tammuz”) are referred to as “abominations” — and that the death sentence He specifies will “begin at My sanctuary“.
The story points out that there are nevertheless still people who “sigh and cry at the abominations” being done by those who profess to honor Him. They will receive His mark, and be separated and spared at the time of vengeance. The lesson is unmistakeable. And there truly IS, “nothing new under the sun.”
A columnist I admire frequently refers to the concept of “negative learning”, as is now widely taught in what pass for ‘schools’ in much of the world today. The “negative knowledge” which results is in fact worse than ignorance, because it is simply WRONG, and thus harmful, and in that it must first be UN-learned before the poor student can even get back to zero. Only then can real, POSITIVE learning again commence.
Unfortunately, this is what much of modern “Churchianity” amounts to — not just things which are in error, but often so WRONG that they must be UN-learned before those who have been so deceived by popes, priests, pharisees, and parasites can even get back to zero. The ‘baggage’ of tradition which is literally hateful to our Creator, and which Yahushua so consistently condemned, must be unlearned in many cases, and eliminated from our house, before we can return to Him, and learn to “worship Him in spirit and in truth.”
Paganism is a poison. It is a sin which YHVH forbids in the most explicit way possible. And, like leaven, it can infect a house. It can grow like cancer.
Whether we like it or not, such imagery is an abomination, and must be removed from our house, and our lives:
Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: [but] thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it [is] a cursed thing. (Deuteronomy 7:25-26)
We must get rid of the ‘chametz’ – get rid of the toxic leaven – and get the pagan traditions OUT of our house.
Thankfully, He has already made provision for our failure, and has even borne our guilt. “‘Return to Me’, says YHVH…Return, O backsliding children, and I will heal your backsliding…for truly in YHVH Elohekah is the Salvation of Israel.” (Yermeyahu/Jeremiah 3:22-4:1)
* Note, of course, that YHVH does not call it the “Passover of the Jews”, but in fact, always “MY feasts”, and “MY Appointed Time!”
For a real example of missing the point, check this out:
…by thinking that there is a contradiction somehow between wanting a “background check” for becoming a “citizen” of the Nanny State, and a background check in order for that slave to be allowed to “buy or sell” (at first, guns – but, ultimately – everything) a ONCE Constitutionally-guaranteed Right.
To relieve the concerns of many conservatives, the Republican senators proposing immigration reform have pointed out that undocumented immigrants will have to undergo fingerprinting and background checks, among many other things, before obtaining a green card. However, as Colbert points out, many Republicans oppose the same basic requirement to obtain an assault weapon.
“Yes, they must be fingerprinted, they must be background checked. After all they are trying to get citizenship, not an assault weapon.”
It is just two sentences, but it really sums up much of the debate around the two issues.
The truly GREAT irony is that Colbert (and evidently this author) gets it BACKWARD and misses what should have been his own point!
BOTH ‘immigration reform’ and ‘gun registration’ are about EXACTLY the same thing: CONTROL and the god-like importance of the Big Brother State. The real pretense here is that both Demo-cons and Republi-crats ultimately believe that only THEY, and the Almighty State, define what “Rights” are — and are NOT — and what the peons must do.
The “path to citizenship” requires registration and background checks. So does the path to infringement of what is left of the Bill of Rights. Colbert doesn’t believe people have “God-given Rights”. Peons need to be conditioned to ‘registration’, fingerprinting, airport searches, and “infringement” in general.
He sums up the obvious similarity — and the contradictions — but doesn’t get it. Nor does he see where such tyranny ALWAYS ends.
I was struck this morning by this article:
and the irony that it represents.
Amerika [with a ‘k’] once had a Constitution and Bill of Rights which protected all people from prohibited actions by its legitimate government – from illegal searches, to property confiscation, to any restriction whatsoever on the Right to “keep and bear arms”. All arms.
Now, travel can and is routinely prohibited unless victims “consent” to searches, groping, and theft of items which might offer protection from such abuse by other criminals.
An attempt to give a 16-yr-old a .22 rifle for a birthday gift can — and has — resulted in the arrest of fathers.
And while I am no fan of unconstitutional ‘laws’ prohibiting the so-called ‘possession’ of ANYTHING (find THAT in Article 1 as a power delegated to the central government!) I do find the irony in the decision today “ironic”, to say the least.
A 16-yr-old girl can no longer buy a rifle, even though the Second Amendment once demanded that such a God-given Right “shall not be infringed”. No matter HOW old she is, if Big Brother prevails against the last shreds of the Constitution, she will not be able to BUY such a tool without permission, without Big Brother’s “universal background check'” and the “Mark” it so clearly represents. In many places she cannot possess any such tool.
So – we have the following:
In places like Chicago, or NYC, or Washington, D.C, or Connecticut, that 16-yr-old girl cannot so much as THREATEN a rapist with a gun. But she can kill the baby.
There has been much “gnashing of teeth” and wringing of hands lately about the “Right of the people to keep and bear arms.”
Of course, when that Law was written into the Bill of Rights as a condition for ratification of the Constitution, those who did so unanimously recognized that all such “Rights” come from our Creator. Now that “democracy” [sic – it is correctly spelt “demon-ocracy,” I contend] has replaced the form of government once guaranteed by that document to these united States, and YHVH, the God of the Bible, is no longer even PERMITTED in the White House, Congress, courts, or Skools (aka “Publik Indoktrinashun Centurs”) of the land, it should come as no surprise that the ‘voice of the peepul’ is NOW the ‘voice of god’.
At least, those small-g ‘gods’ who have replaced Him.
Everyone with even a rudimentary grasp of history knows that slaves are NEVER permitted by their masters to ‘keep and bear arms’. So what is the problem? And what isn’t pretty well already clear?
But maybe there’s more TO this one:
It turns out that a lot of Xtians, and an increasing number of people who are “coming out of” a ‘Church’ that has been teaching His Written Law has been “done away with”, “nailed to the cross”, and just simply doesn’t apply in Modern Babylon — are starting to realize that something is horribly wrong. We have indeed, as the prophet Jeremiah (16:19) said, “inherited lies from our fathers.”
If the Elohim of Scripture, Who says He “changes not” (Mal. 3:6) and is the same “yesterday, today, and tomorrow” cannot truly be trusted to keep His Word, and if His Commandments don’t apply any more — in spite of His instruction to the contrary — then why in Hell would we think man’s pitiful ‘constitutions’, and ‘laws’ made in accordance with it could possibly fare any better? Like those who the Messiah rightfully called “hypocrites”, those who rewrite His statutes, judgments, and commandments, too, are “without excuse.”
There really wasn’t much left of the Bill of Rights in Amerika any more anyway…
But there IS something in this ‘debate’ about over-turning the last vestiges of a free people that should “raise the hair on the back of our necks”. Think of it as a “sign of the times”, and a great indicator of “where we are” in the Last Days ‘timeline’.
Revelation 13:16-17 says that he, “causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark — the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”
Have you followed all the debate about “Universal Background Checks”?
It seems that much of Washington, DC, is absolutely determined to get them in place for the peons.
It’s “very reasonable”, say the talking heads, the sycophants, and the poorly-disguised “Servants of Another Master”, to require the slaves to pass a “background check” before they are ALLOWED to purchase, or “transfer,” a firearm. Furthermore, the concept that was once called “private property” has now been reduced to a “loophole”. Recall that “licensed” gun “dealers” have already agreed, by virtue of that license itself, to abide by whatever rules their “master” (the One Who Gave Them the permission to do that!) — that they will abide, without question, by WHATEVER rules their Master dictates. Both now and in the future, whenever the One Who Gives Permission might decide to change “His” rules!
The problem is, there are SOME who serve a DIFFERENT master, and still think they have the Right, from the Creator of the Universe, to “own property”. They may not have agreed to the terms of the new “master’s” license. They still believe (and I hope you’re sitting down) that something they bought, perhaps decades ago, or that was given to them by their grandaddy, is actually “THEIRS”, to use, or give away, or even dispose of, as they see fit!
They may even still think they have “Rights” from their Creator. Rights that this OTHER master, aka “Big Brother Himself” no longer tolerates in his world.
Now, a “bipartisan” group of Senators (and that’s the most dangerous kind) wants to “close the gun show” — and “private sale” — loophole, and mandate that ALL firearms transfers must require a “Universal Background Check” before they are allowed to happen.
So – for a second, at least – just forget all the legal jargon. (They’re already telling you that simply FORBIDDING you from possessing SOMETHING doesn’t really constitute “infringement” anyway, so why would you believe anything else they claim? …Unless, of course, you’ve been properly Indoctrinated!)
IFF (that’s Engineering Geek shorthand for “IF, and ONLY IF”) there is such a thing as a “Force for Evil” in the world…whether It is called “Avarice”, the “Lust for Power and Control”, Global Socialism, the “New World Order”, or even Satan…
and IFF — knowingly or just in self-serving ignorance — that Entity is putting together a System of complete control of its Beastly World, perhaps under the guise of regulating all “commerce”…
and IFF that turns out to be EXACTLY what YHVH, the Creator of the Universe, warned us about millenia ago through “His servants the prophets”…
then just how would you expect some parts of that Plan to be put in place?
If they can require PERMISSION to “buy or sell” the single category of property that is SPECIFICALLY and unequivocally enumerated in the Bill of Rights that “shall not be infringed” —
is there ANYTHING that such a slave CANNOT be prohibited from “buying or selling” without some kind of “Mark” – denoting permission from that Beast system?
Are these “THE Last Days”? (Yes, we know that we can see from Scripture that we have been in the ‘last days’ for centuries at this point…but I hope you know what I really mean!)
I won’t argue with those who believe — and can support with “legions” of evidence — that the times spoken of by Yahushua in Matthew chapter 24 are ‘very’ near at hand: we can certainly “know the season”. And I’ve said before, and think the evidence is increasingly undeniable, that these are definitely the “last days” for the fiat U$ Dollar — which is not “lawful money”, but IS a “dishonest weight” and thus an abomination to YHVH. (See Deut. 25:15; Lev. 19:35; Proverbs 11:1, etc, etc.)
But what seems most obvious now is that the primary weapons of the Adversary — deception and fear — are ever more prevalent. We are bombarded with propaganda on every front – from economics to politics to “religion” – and most of it seems directed at turning the instruction of Scripture literally on its head; calling “evil” good, and good, “evil”. What YHVH calls “abomination” is taught in schools, spent as “money”, supported by public spending, and increasingly, mandated by what passes for “law”. Matthew 24 warns that, by such lies, many will be “led astray”, torah-less-ness will be “multiplied”, and that it will be so pervasive that even the “elect” might be deceived.
Lies are the weapon used by our adversary to “open the door” to what follows. In order to be effective, however; to “draw us out” from under the covering and protection of obedience to YHVH, we have to BELIEVE the lie. It is action, as a result of having accepted something else, or “another master”, as the author of ‘truth’ instead of our Creator, that is truly deadly. Once the seed of lies has been planted, it is fear which truly brings forth the evil fruit.
And now, the daily news from the world seems to be focused on THAT tool. In the economic realm, people fear the loss of their jobs, their pensions, their life savings, their homes. (And not, it must be stated, without some valid reason! Economic systems built on the abomination of “dishonest measures”, like fiat dollars, ALWAYS fail. But we have been warned.) People have been conditioned to fear “terror”, or “mass shootings”, or any number of other things which in fact kill fewer people than swimming pools, cars, or prescription drugs — but it is “fear” that seems to be the goal. And as a result, others fear the loss of their “privacy” (meaning what would ONCE have been called the criminal violation of their houses, bodies, dignity, and God-given Rights), their guns, or their lives. Whether it is killer drones, killer viruses, or a police state run amok, the political class and their media have SOME kind of fear to peddle to every taste. For those who live in, and serve, “the world” – there will be PLENTY to fear!
The lament of Job 3:25 seems to apply today as well: “For the thing I greatly feared has come upon me, And what I dreaded has happened to me.” Just as Isaiah 66:4 warns can happen again!
It has been said that “fear is the weapon of Satan, in the same way that faith is the weapon of Yah.” I submit that the statement, while not explicitly found in Scripture, is certainly consistent with the themes that it consistently teaches. For example, it has also been said that the instruction to “fear NOT” appears in the Bible more than any other admonition (over 900 times, including through His messengers, although I don’t claim to have made the count myself!)
So it should come as no surprise that, as the “last days” draw ever closer, the weapons of the “prince of this world” should be brought into place, and exposed. Indeed, “men’s hearts will fail them for fear” at what will eventually be seen coming upon the earth.
But the issue is Who WE serve! Who is OUR Protector, our Shield, our Strength, our “exceedingly great reward,” our King, our “Banner”, our ultimate “Commander”? Scripture calls Him “Yahuah Tzevaot” or YHVH of Hosts, and says (Exodus 15:3) that He is “THE Man!” when it comes to war. The primary message of the Exodus, it seems clear, is that He wanted the world, and particularly the Sons (or Children) of Israel — meaning US if we want to be His — to KNOW Him. “Ani YHVH!” says the Word, over and over: “I AM YHVH” — essentially, “I AM Who I SAY that I AM, and I WILL DO what I have said I WILL DO.”
And, just as during that first Exodus, we are to “come out of” the world, the “new Babylon”, or new Egypt, and thus avoid the coming, downright fearful, plagues. We must leave the “protection” of Pharoh, or Caesar, or even Big Brother, and serve only Him. TRUST only Him, too! We fight the FEAR engendered by the Adversary with faith in YHVH and His promises.
If we don’t KNOW Him, and know His character, and understand that we can literally stake our lives on His promises — because He WILL keep them — we have plenty of reason to “be afraid, be VERY afraid.”
But if we DO know Him, and serve Him, and walk in obedience to Him, there is nothing whatsoever to fear. And because we KNOW the Truth, the lies become obvious.