“Oh, the unspeakable greatness of that exchange,—the Sinless One is condemned, and he who is guilty goes free; the Blessing bears the curse, and the cursed is brought into blessing; the Life dies, and the dead live; the Glory is whelmed in darkness, and he who knew nothing but confusion of face is clothed with glory.” Trailady

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

We have sinned

This conquest of the old United States we did to ourselves. “For thus saith the Lord, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money.” (Is. 52:3). “The crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us that we have sinned!” (Lam. 5:16).

“We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from Thy precepts and from Thy judgments:
Neither have we hearkened unto Thy servants the prophets, which spake in Thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.
O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto Thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither Thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against Thee.
O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against Thee.
To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against Him;
Neither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in His laws, which He set before us by His servants the prophets.
Yea, all Israel have transgressed Thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey Thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against Him.
And He hath confirmed His words, which He spake against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil: for under the whole heaven hath not been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem.
As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the Lord our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand Thy truth.
Therefore hath the Lord watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for the Lord our God is righteous in all His works which He doeth: for we obeyed not His voice.” (Dan. 9:5-14).

“For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?” (1Pet. 4:17,18).

“And the people served the Lord all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that outlived Joshua, who had seen all the great works of the Lord, that he did for Israel.
And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died, being an hundred and ten years old.
And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnathheres, in the mount of Ephraim, on the north side of the hill Gaash.
And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the Lord, nor yet the works which He had done for Israel.
And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and served Baalim:
And they forsook the Lord God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the people that were round about them, and bowed themselves unto them, and provoked the Lord to anger.
And they forsook the Lord, and served Baal and Ashtaroth.
And the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel, and He delivered them into the hands of spoilers that spoiled them, and He sold them into the hands of their enemies round about, so that they could not any longer stand before their enemies.
Whithersoever they went out, the hand of the Lord was against them for evil, as the Lord had said, and as the Lord had sworn unto them: and they were greatly distressed.
Nevertheless the Lord raised up judges, which delivered them out of the hand of those that spoiled them.
And yet they would not hearken unto their judges, but they went a whoring after other gods, and bowed themselves unto them: they turned quickly out of the way which their fathers walked in, obeying the commandments of the Lord; but they did not so.
And when the Lord raised them up judges, then the Lord was with the judge, and delivered them out of the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge: for it repented the Lord because of their groanings by reason of them that oppressed them and vexed them.
And it came to pass, when the judge was dead, that they returned, and corrupted themselves more than their fathers, in following other gods to serve them, and to bow down unto them; they ceased not from their own doings, nor from their stubborn way.
And the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel; and he said, Because that this people hath transgressed My covenant which I commanded their fathers, and have not hearkened unto My voice;
I also will not henceforth drive out any from before them of the nations which Joshua left when he died:
That through them I may prove Israel, whether they will keep the way of the Lord to walk therein, as their fathers did keep it, or not.
Therefore the Lord left those nations, without driving them out hastily; neither delivered He them into the hand of Joshua.” (Judg. 2:7-23).

“And the children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the Lord, when Ehud was dead.
And the Lord sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, that reigned in Hazor; the captain of whose host was Sisera, which dwelt in Harosheth of the Gentiles.
And the children of Israel cried unto the Lord: for he had nine hundred chariots of iron; and twenty years he mightily oppressed the children of Israel.” (Judg. 4:1-3).

“And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord: and the Lord delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years.
And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel: and because of the Midianites the children of Israel made them the dens which are in the mountains, and caves, and strong holds.
And so it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east, even they came up against them;
And they encamped against them, and destroyed the increase of the earth, till thou come unto Gaza, and left no sustenance for Israel, neither sheep, nor ox, nor ass.
For they came up with their cattle and their tents, and they came as grasshoppers for multitude; for both they and their camels were without number: and they entered into the land to destroy it.
And Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites; and the children of Israel cried unto the Lord.
And it came to pass, when the children of Israel cried unto the Lord because of the Midianites,
That the Lord sent a prophet unto the children of Israel, which said unto them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, I brought you up from Egypt, and brought you forth out of the house of bondage;
And I delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of all that oppressed you, and drave them out from before you, and gave you their land;
And I said unto you, I am the Lord your God; fear not the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but ye have not obeyed My voice.” (Judg. 6:1-10).

This begs the question, What have we done to call down God’s wrath upon our heads? How has Protestantism departed from the Lord?

Self-righteous insolence. What do you mean…? “And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you.
If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto My name, saith the Lord of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart. Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with it.
And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that My covenant might be with Levi, saith the Lord of hosts.” (Mal. 2:1-4).

“A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is Mine honour? and if I be a master, where is My fear? saith the Lord of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise My name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised Thy name?
Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the Lord is contemptible.” (Mal. 1:6,7).

“Ye have wearied the Lord with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied Him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the Lord, and He delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?” (Mal. 2:17).
“Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed Me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed Thee? In tithes and offerings.” (Mal. 3:8).

“Your words have been stout against Me, saith the Lord. Yet ye say, What have we spoken so much against Thee?” (Mal. 3:13).
“And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not Me, saith the Lord of hosts.” (Mal. 3:5).
“Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the Lord which he loved, and hath married the daughter of a strange god.
The Lord will cut off the man that doeth this, the master and the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob, and him that offereth an offering unto the Lord of hosts.” (Mal. 2:11,12).
“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord:
And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.” (Mal. 4:5,6).

What did all this mean? It meant the end of Israel’s probation, the end of the 70 week prophecy, the end of Israel as a favored nation to God. It meant that Jews could still find acceptance with God, but only through the gentiles which God would choose. It also illustrates the utter insolence in arguing back to God for His conviction of their sin. Will disobedient Protestantism do the same? They have abrogated the Law of God and called it non-binding since the cross. They say that Jesus fulfilled the Law and therefore we don't have to, even though He is our example. (Matt. 5:17,18;1Pet. 2:21-23).

“Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for Himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
And He shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week He shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations He shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.” (Dan. 9:24-27).

“Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.” (Matt. 21:42,43).

“They stumbled…through their fall…for to provoke them to jealousy.
…the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles…and might save some of them.
…The casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?” (Rom. 11:11,12,14,15). As a nation, Israel fell from the Lord’s graces. Could the same happen to the Protestant Reformation?

The conquest of Protestantism has been a long, painful ordeal. She treated the gospel with contempt for centuries, yet her God was patient with her. The church was the apple of His eye and the object of His supreme regard. But we did just as the children of Israel in their early days; we turned to please our carnal natures with the things of this world. And as our spirituality suffered, our place in the world began to slide.

The protection that God promised His people was first breached as the colonialists bought the sugar from the Jesuit reductions in South America. That sugar became a staple of our foods and desserts. As we became more and more dependent on the sugar we became more and more dependent on the Catholic Church. This simple measure illustrates how subtle Satan is. The primitive life of the colonies grew more and more like European life, and the old world’s corruption made its way into the American colonies.

Protestantism was dying with the death of the spirit of self-sacrifice. Religion in the colonies was cold and formal, although not beyond hope. But shortly after becoming established as an independent nation, after short-lived revivals every once in a while throughout the 18th century, the Lord sent the preaching of Christ’s literal coming in 1844 and a complete explanation of the biblical prophecies. But the mainline denominations rejected those truths and proved that the had departed so far from God that they would persecute the humble preaching of Baptist William Miller. Then they denied the Ten Commandments when they accepted Satan’s falsehood that God’s Law was abrogated at the cross.

After that was a quick slide for the churches. A civil war, two world wars and other lesser scale military conflicts saw the denominations grow darker. When the Charismatic and New Age movements passed through, the Protestants had not the spiritual wherewithall to disregard them.

“But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” (1Jn. 1:7). The Protestants had removed God’s law from their doctrines, therefore they were not walking in the light of God and lost the fellowship that comes with that humble walk. They grew more and more distant as their religion grew cooler and cooler.

Jesus said that love waxes cold because of iniquity. (Matt. 24:12). “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” (Heb. 10:25). When people have no time for God, they have no time for each other either.

Today, it’s hard to get people to come together for a whole day of sabbath-keeping, even for the Seventh-day Adventists. Even the remnant of the Reformation divides into clichés or single families and disperses for the day once the worship service ends. For many, worshiping God together is only a three hour excursion, for some, only a one hour.

Laodicea is the reason God let Satan loose in 1849 for 150 years, according to the fifth trumpet. Our lukewarmness and lackadaisical attitude toward heaven is the cause of America losing its sovereignty. Apathetically reading God’s word and the lack of living by every word that proceedeth from the mouth of God through a continual communion with the Holy Spirit has caused God to turn away from us like He did the Jews two thousand years ago.

We, Protestant Americans, have left our first love and our fear of God. So, God has had no other recourse but to give us what we want. We want the world more than Him, we will find out what the world is really about. We’ve looked at sin and temptation through rose-colored glasses and didn’t see much danger in it. We didn’t take God seriously.

Soon, the ugly reality of Protestantism’s disobedience to the gospel will rear its head and God will be glorified in those who will suffer until repentance. The stage for our subjugation is set. Democracy is about to give way to Hypocracy and Fascism on a massive world-wide scale. The U.S. will be the secular arm of the Vatican; Christian America, the Church’s eldest son.

“I will accept you with your sweet savour, when I bring you out from the people, and gather you out of the countries wherein ye have been scattered; and I will be sanctified in you before the heathen.” (Ez. 20:41). “But the Lord of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.” (Is. 5:16). “This is the water of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with the Lord, and He was sanctified in them.” (Num. 20:13).

Soon, “He shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people.” (Dan. 12:7). Our dependence on human strngth will be shaken out of us through the worst tribulation this world has ever experienced. When God has a people who perfectly reflect the character of Jesus, then He will come and claim them as His own.


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