Someone emailed me this link and asked: Please read and tell me if you believe if this is worthy of distribution.
True to Our God and Our Blood
I’ve read (or tried to read) a few articles at this site from time to time as people email me the links. While there is a lot of good information in most articles, there is also, I believe, huge gaps of missing understanding. Personally, I get the feeling that the person is not truly converted; “Christian” to him may be just a cultural moniker (but, I could be wrong; I would need to read many more to draw a definite opinion). There are attempts at spiritual lingo or spiritual concepts that seem to fall flat. Just my opinion. Fairly good writer overall though... many good ideas.
But I don’t believe that the people would follow a leader / hero... the people are cowards. God has sent the cowardice because of sin and unrepentance (something that article seemed to ignore—and anyone who leaves something so paramount out of such an article is spiritually blind). People didn’t stand up for those at Malheur. It doesn’t matter if they were not the best leaders. If no one steps up someone has to. In an emergency situtation you can’t choose your knight in shining armor. If people don’t stand up to evil, if they don’t stand up for what is right, they never will. They don’t because they don’t care, they are apathetic and therefore they are pathetic.
Samuel Adams (at a speech at the Philadelphia State House, August 1, 1776)—Independence Hall, which is seen in the left of the photo under the Rumination titled, “Independence Day?” — boldy declared, drawing the line in the sand:
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”
Benjamin Franklin (made at the Signing of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776), using a play on words, expressed a similar sentiment:
“We must indeed all hang together, or most assuredly, we will all hang separately.”
The people don’t stand up for their neighbors, they don’t support ministries that are standing up... they are selfish cowards and when the tyranny hits them they will whine that no one is helping them. I send out emails very infrequently of brethren who are in need... less than 3% ever reply to help. So be it, when they are in need, their cries will fall on deaf ears—mine and God’s. People need to stand up wherever and whenever evil makes an entrance, each time that our people are wronged, whenever Christ is defamed. True believers need to support those who are on the front lines. But they don’t. People who never order a book, never send regular or even sporadic support email me to ask me Bible or other questions. I always wonder, “Why are you not asking these questions to your pastor?” Don’t they have one? If they don’t why not? If they do, why can’t he answer their questions and if he can’t why is he their pastor? Most anyone can afford $5 or $10 a month, either as a freewill offering or as a donation toward books. I have even offered 50% off any title that I write (which takes thousands of hours and dollars to produce, but I gladly make the offer for those truly in need) for those who truly need the discount. Only 1 person took me up on the offer from my email list one year. The rest clearly don’t even care about the truth. Scripture admonishes, “Lay up treasure in Heaven”. They aren’t doing it. Their bank account in Heaven will be empty because they don’t obey God and they bury what they have in the earth. Saving is important yes, even as is being a good steward, but not at the expense of obedience... for that is robbing God and His ministers (so how well will that investment turn out?).
Christendom is being destroyed not by our enemies, but by so-called Christians. They don’t obey God. They don’t tithe. They don’t help their brethren in need. They don’t order and read quality books to learn (though travel all through cyberspace for spiritual junk food that’s free—they probably eat at McDonalds too). If they do read the Word of God does not seem to change them. They won’t even say “Amen” in agreement with me in prayer when I ask. They won’t even say “Amen” in agreement to an imprecatory prayer when I ask. But they will respond to some stupid cartoon. They are spiritually dead if they cannot be moved by anything but tragedy or injustice when and only when it hits them personally. They might as well just go to a rainbow love church because the truth apparently has not changed them any. “Be ye doers of the Word and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.” God will not bless such, He will chasten. What do they do with their time? watch sports, movies, sit coms? surf the internet for free material of questionable value).
God’s people deserve judgment. If they don’t stand up to tyranny and evil... if they don’t support or defend those who are standing up... God says that you reap what you sow and that he who sows [carelessly, apathetically] to the wind shall reap the whirlwind. If you don’t sow righteousness—you won’t reap any! If you don’t sow anything you reap a famine! If God’s people stood up leaders would arise. Leaders won’t arise when they know that no one will follow. No one stood up for Ammon Bundy or Lavoy Finicum. No one will stand up for you if you don’t stand up now.
“And how we burned in the labor camps later thinking: What would things have been like if every security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive, and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if people had not simply sat there, palling with terror, but had understood that they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up an ambush of a half-dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? The cursed machine would have ground to a halt. If, if, if! We didn't love freedom enough. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.” —Aleksandr Solzhenitzen
Americans and Europeans have been neutered and are cowards and they do not love righteousness and they do not hate evil—and so God has sent the cowardice, the impotency, the blindness. Until God’s people begin to love righteousness and hate evil, God will give us more evil and withdraw His Righteousness. Joseph de Maistre said, “Every nation has the government that it deserves”. When they deserve something better, once they have repented of their sins and do what is right, God will give them a better government. The government is merely a barometer of the moral and spiritual nature and state of the people and the people of Christendom are no better than those evil persons who have hijacked the government, if they remain still and silent in the face of such over-abundance of and over-the-top evil. If they don’t fight it then they agree with it and are accomplices. Christ said, “I wert that thou were hot or cold, but because thou art lukewarm I will spew thee out of My Mouth” (that is, ye shall have no part in Me). Why should God deliver us from what we are willing to tolerate and which in rebellion against Him we ignore? Christ will not return for a rebellious bride unwilling to submit herself to His Rule. Christ is not returning for most “Christians”—they shall hear, “Bring those Mine enemies that would not that I rule over them and slay them before Me”. Christ said that many on the Day of Judgment, who thought that they were “good Christians”—even doing “wonderful things” in His Name, shall hear Him say, “Depart from Me, ye that work iniquity, I never knew you”. That word iniquity should be translated “lawlessness”, it is the Greek word anomia, “no law”. What were these wonderful things they thought that they were doing in His Name? —the very opposite of what He commanded and those things that the Apostate Church and world deem to be “good” (amalgamation, tolerance of everything that God declared to be an abomination). Once God’s people start to obey God and stand up every single time that they see evil, then maybe God will intervene. Why should God deliver us from what we are willing to tolerate? He won’t. He commanded “hate evil!” Those who do will demonstrate that they do. Those who don’t apparently love evil—and thus they are not of God. There is no middle ground... only pseudo-spiritual delusion. If you love God you will love what He loves and hate what He hates. Those who don’t are His enemy.
It is true that babies cannot handle meat, but cows and goats will kick their calves / kids off their udders when it is time to be weaned, and some species of birds, the mother pushes the overgrown baby out of the nest to teach it that it is time to learn how to fly or die. People need to be offended to some degree, Christ was the stone of stumbling to those who can’t believe.... He purposely offended some. If some are offended by the truth tastefully presented, then they should stop following and embrace the world.... others, the offense will smart, but they will realize it is true and get on the right side. Sometimes adults don’t realize how resilient children are... so it is spiritually. Then need to choose this day... there aren’t too many days left.