I have often wondered whether any of today's pulpit stand-ins would have made it in colonial days. Yep stand - ins. Have you ever wondered why we have preachers who are in pulpits that only get there by way of a seminary education? Now I am not going after a betterment of knowledge but when you seek that knowledge outside of the source of that knowledge (through the lenses and biases of the men and women who teach it) then you get what someone else wants you to believe instead of the original source. Do you not think that this fascist government didn't think about control of the people of the church through pastors who have no backbone?
It is time we wake up here. We have for several years now tried to wake people up not only about the education system at large but the failure of our churches to do what they are suppose to do.
Pastors are to be mirror image of Christ in their teachings. Do you not think Jesus, if he was walking the face of the earth today, would put up with this/ Well let's just see what he did in his days on earth when the government stepped into the church and had influence therein.
All we have to do is go read the story about Jesus getting mad and turning over the tables at the temple. The background to the story can be found in history as to what was really going on.
We are told of this story in everyone one of the gospels. Matthew 21:12-13, Mark 11:15-18. Luke 19:45-46 and John 2:14-16. In essence, Jesus entered into the temple on the day of worship. He found people selling animals not meeting the standards of biblical laws for sacrifice at an amount that was far to much for the animal. He also finds bankers exchanging foreign coins into local coins to be used in providing tithes for a fee to convert against Jewish law. he found that all of these commercial activities was being done on the outside of the temple where gentiles were to come and pray. We are told he got mad. He created a whip and he used the whip to hit those who were defiling the laws and turned over the tables telling everyone of their activities against the law of God.
What Jesus selected was a group of men of different backgrounds that became some of the most forceful people in transforming our world with the truth of God. All of the Apostles gave up their lives, in the majority of cases except John but he did through exile, to make sure that the world knew of God's law. It was in the law that love and harmony was promoted. However, it was in the law where judgment was used to call out the enemy.
Moving forward in time we look back to a recent blog post - Black Robed Regiment. What you find here is these men of God, not educated from a school with a hidden agenda but men of faith, that spoke the truth about tyranny, slavery, freedom of religion, freedom as sovereign people of God. It was these men who took off their robes and were the first to fight for their God given freedom.
Well now, where are the men of God today. They are wrapped up in fear. They have been taught a hidden agenda not the bold truths of God. I have been challenged recently about my thoughts about God in church. That is not what I am saying. However, I believe that God tells us to not just disciple people for the His Kingdom but he also goes on to tell us to disciple nations - to make sure governments govern using God's law.
What I see today is a sale out of the church. For those of us who do not know what the definition of the church is let's do a quick review.
The word “church” is the word - ecclesia, or in the Greek, ekklesia, where the word is a compound of two segments: "ek", a preposition meaning "out of", and a verb, "kaleo", signifying "to call" - together, literally, "to call out". Obviously, one cannot “call out” a building. What Jesus was saying that upon the revelation Peter had, he would build a family, or a group of people of those that are “called out”. This usage soon disappeared and was replaced with "assembly, congregation, council", or "convocation". So He said He was going to restore His family and build a church (A body of people as the church, not physical structures.
The fact is that most of us have been taught that this ecclesia was for a church building. This is not true. The Greek translation used in the context was for a legislative government. The Greeks had a city council in every village called an ecclesia. In fact, their supreme court was called the ecclesia – the governing body. The Romans used the term the same way. They used it not only for governing a region but to disciple it. When the Romans conquered a region not only did they establish an eccelsia for governing, but sent in an eccelsia team to disciple it in order to change the ways of the people over time. Meaning they changed their way of thinking to that of the Romans. The conquered region no longer wanted to re-establish their region because they were satisfied to be part of the Roman Empire.
Jesus is saying that not only has He come to restore His family, but it is His family that will become the governing body on earth just like He intended in the book of Genesis. My family will bind for Me and loose for Me and I am going to give them the keys of heaven and they are going to govern for Me on the planet earth as My ecclesia. In the gospels of Mark and Matthew he recommissions us. In Marks gospel Chapter 16:15-18 KJV Jesus tell us to “Go into the entire world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
The focus here is towards the family. The commission is directed to every creature not to nations. He speaks of healing the sickness of the family, cast out demons and baptizes those who believe on Jesus. He tells us that His disciples will be able to speak in other languages to be able to teach the families about God’s salvation.
The commission is directed to every born-again believer, to start in his family, then go to nations. He speaks of healing the sickness of the family, casting out demons, and baptizing those who believe in Jesus.
This concept is further enforced In Matthews’s gospel, Chapter 28:18-20 KJV, where Jesus told his disciples that “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” And again in Acts 1:8 KJV “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Taking the word literally, as we should, we can rightly understand that we are supposed to not only preach the gospel to our families and those close to us, but further to that, we are to disciple them in all things. Taken in context we not only desire people to be saved, but we MUST see the reestablishment of God’s Government at home, in the community, in the city, the county, the state, nationally and globally!
The CHURCH today has FAILED! It has failed in the selection of a pastor that is not part of the tyranny quest. It has failed in making the pastor accountable for the government of nations. And it has failed to stand up and teach the total truth of God - WE ARE IN A SPIRITUAL WAR.
People wake up. You are part of the ecclesia. You have a responsibility. It is amazing that we just sit back and say someone else will take care of our problems. You have a responsibility to yourself, your home, your family, your community, your church and yes to GOD! ACT!!!!!!!