KING OR JUDGE?
KING OR JUDGE?
Remember, Christians have been grafted in as God’s chosen people, (IF we have TRULY submitted to His Lordship in our lives), so any lessons learned by the Israelites of the Old Testament, are meant for us today. The old adage is true: “The Old is the New foretold, and the New is the Old fulfilled”
So, let’s look at our spiritual ancestors and see what the Lord is telling us.
God‘s chosen people, the Israelites, were led by a judge, who received Word from the Lord, which means that they were led by God, which is as He intended all of us to be. But in Isamuel 8:6 and following, they insisted on having a king, like all the other countries (they even said that!)
In effect, they were shaking off the yoke of the God of Abraham. They wanted a little “elbow room”. …. a little “me time”….they wanted God to “loosen up a little”…..
God got tired of hearing the whining, so He reluctantly gave them a king, which must have broken His great heart, because He knew what would happen.
This was the beginning of severe disobedience and idolatry by the Israelites, because God’s plan was turned upside down. His plan for them, and us, is for His people to lead, and show His mighty Love, Grace, Justice, and Salvation to the rest of the world, but that’s not how it went from that time on.
Lets take one example: Jehu was king as recorded in II Kings 10 18-31, where it says that Jehu cleaned up the high places…the pagan worship, and turned to the Lord……
.“Thus Jehu destroyed Baal out of Israel.”
oops….except he forgot something:
29 “Howbeit from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, Jehu departed not from after them, to wit, the golden calves that were in Bethel, and that were in Dan.”
He ALMOST cleaned it up……just like most organized churches today…they ALMOST teach about repentance…..they ALMOST make sure all members of the church are repentant of their former sins. They ALMOST teach their members to submit totally to God’s will, and read the scriptures for themselves. They ALMOST stand firm against homosexuality and abortion….but they DO make sure they are POLITICALLY CORRECT ALL THE WAY!!!!!
Obviously God was angry about this, because He demands total obedience. But He is also merciful, so he gave Jehu another chance because He wanted Jehu’s children to have a chance:
God is telling Christian churches the same….He remembers their past good works, and He yearns for His Bride, so He warns them, but doesn’t turn His back…
30 “And the Lord said unto Jehu, Because thou hast done well in executing that which is right in mine eyes, and hast done unto the house of Ahab according to all that was in mine heart, thy children of the fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Israel.”
You’d think Jehu would be grateful for the Lord’s great mercy, as organized churches today should be, but……..
31 “But Jehu took no heed to walk in the law of the Lord God of Israel with all his heart: for he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam, which made Israel to sin.”
Imagine the Lord seeing His Bride purposely sinning after His mercy!!!! Imagine our Creator seeing His creation fall to the lies of the devil!!! Imagine the heart of Our Saviour, when He sees His Church embrace sin, and wallow in the filth of betrayal, deception and idolatry!!!
Imagine the Bridegroom seeing His bride blaspheming the beautiful plan for His people of marriage, which depicts His marriage someday to His Bride, the Church, in order to show His Great Love, but His bride has trampled it in blasphemous, hideous, filthy, twisted, showing of it, by embracing the sin that satan uses to mimic the Lord!!!! It makes me sick to think of what the churches are doing!!! Think what it does to Our Dear Lord!!!!
Jehu and other kings, made a good show on the outside, but inside the country, they let the evil continue. This is what God sees in the compromises of His churches. They say the right words, do the meaningless rituals, but their works are like that of the Pharisees which Jesus despised. “Whited sepulcurs.”
The authority has been reversed in the churches of today, as with ancient Israel. They have accepted a worldly “King” in the governments of the world, and are taking their orders from them.
They live in fear of not being politically correct, and, heaven forbid, lose their tax exempt status, and actually have to rely on the Lord for survival!!!
The Lord has shown me previously how sinful this fear is, and that is also written on this fb page….
But, it’s a mixture of fear, greed, pride, and independence. While elevating and priding themselves on the outside like they’re a Godly church, they are shackling themselves with the “independence” of the evil worldly governments.
Their members are deceived by words of “Love”…..”welcome the sinner” and all such Godly-sounding words, when all they are really doing is embracing the sin that brings with it the false “Love” that will stab them in the back. God’s Love is forgiving AFTER repentance. He will not embrace the sin with the sinner……they MUST separate. I’m sure you’ve heard it said that He loves us enough to accept us in our sin, but He loves us too much to leave us there. The churches are not only leaving the sinners where they were, they themselves are joining them there, and dragging their members down with them.
What about the people who are following, and not leading? Are they victims whom God will have mercy on? NO!!! We are all responsible for our actions. Regardless of what church leaders, committees, and denominational ordinances say, we are to individually study, and submit ourselves to Our Lord in sincere repentance, and come clean of the deceptions of the upside down leadership where unChristian, unGodly, worldly government leaders are running our churches through the churches’ faithless leaders. Possibly God will do what He did at the time of Jehu ….hold His Judgment until such a time as all the wheat and tares are ready for harvest. Then He will separate them. Or, He may judge the church today….. Which pile will you be in?