"O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary." (Psalm 61:1,2)
We are guided to this conclusion by the numerical analogy of two facts. First, the 32,000 who responded to the call of God through Gideon are a proportional numerical picture of attendees of the present church in tribulation. 22,000 were not Christians (69%). 10,000 were Christians. Of these Christians, 300 were overcomers. The 9,700 (Levitical priests) supported the 300 (High Priests) with food (sustenance) and trumpets (voice), i.e. they tithed in type (Jud 7:8).
Secondly, commonly reported statistics of church tithing in the United States reveals that 70 to 80% of church attendees are not tithers. These facts do not necessarily mean that a non-tither is also not a Christian. That judgment is between God and the person. However, these facts are a definite indicator of where one is in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ who is head of the church (Eph 5:23) and to whom we tithe in type (Heb 7:8,17).
*And for this cause God shall send them STRONG DELUSION, THAT THEY SHOULD BELIEVE A LIE: That they might all be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (II Thess 2:11,12)
To whom is God speaking here? To whom shall He "send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie?" Well, there are only three groupings in all humanity as pertains to spiritual matters. The smallest group is the true believers. God is certainly not going to send "strong delusion" upon true believers. True believers are admonished not to believe lies. In assistance to the effectual working of that admonishment we have an indwelling Helper, Guide, and Teacher of all truth. In fact, because we have the Holy Spirit abiding within us as a part of us, it is impossible to deceive the very elect. Unless you think it possible to deceive the Holy Spirit? If the elect were deceived, they would no longer be the elect:
*THEN if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, IF IT WERE POSSIBLE, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you BEFORE. (Matt 24:23-25)
If these who do not tithe are Christians, they are in error and stand in need of Scriptural correction for, although saved, they partake of the curse. If they are professing Christians and thus unsaved, they are cursed whether they tithe or not. Remember, the willing, wise-hearted and obedient people brought "much more than enough for the service of the work, which the LORD commanded to make" (Ex 36:5), i.e. to build the BODY of the tabernacle of God. God's sovereign will shall be done with them or without them. Thank you Lord.
THE WORK OF GOD
*Then said they [the people] unto him, WHAT SHALL WE DO, that we might WORK the WORKS of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, THIS IS THE WORK OF GOD, THAT YE BELIEVE on him whom he hath sent. (John 6:28,29)
Do you hear the voice? The work of God is to "believe on him whom he hath sent." That is the work of God. It is not to do, it is to believe. The work of God is faith. It is to walk by faith not by sight. Let us witness how the people received and responded to this tremendous revelation of "work" from Jesus in the very next verse:
*They said therefore unto him, WHAT SIGN SHEWEST THOU THEN, that we may SEE, and believe thee? what dost thou WORK? (John 6:30)
They didn't get it, did they? They did not receive His words. They had no faith and walked solely by sight. They did not believe in Him and therefore could not receive His Word. They wanted a "sign...that we may see" the "work" of God. They were looking at the only "sign" that this generation will receive (Matt 12:38-40) but did not believe it. They did not hear the voice.
The farmer of the field is responsible both as watchman and laborer in the same field. The field is the world (Matt 13:38). When the farmer as watchman discerns an error or possible lack of Scriptural understanding, he is responsible to the jeopardy of his own soul "knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation" (James 3:1) to present correction through the Scriptures. Should the Scripture presentation be completed and the topic in question still be unresolved the watchman is absolved from all responsibility. Then the entire matter becomes one of reconciliation between God and the possible offender. Although the matter is still of concern to the farmer, it is no longer farmer's responsibility to act (Ezek 3:17-21).
*Again, When a RIGHTEOUS man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die: BECAUSE THOU HAST NOT GIVEN HIM WARNING, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Nevertheless if thou WARN the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also THOU HAST DELIVERED THY SOUL. (Ezek 3:20,21)
*I know thy WORKS, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thy wert cold or hot. So then because thou art LUKEWARM, and neither cold, nor hot, I will spue [vomit] thee out of my mouth. (Rev 3:15,16)
It is to this group of lukewarm professing Christians that God will send "strong delusion, that they should believe a lie." They do not have the Holy Spirit abiding in them: the torch of the Lord (Jud 7:20); the enlightener; the discerner; the Spirit of truth that "will guide you into all truth." (John 16:13). "Strong delusion" is a spiritual method of separating the wheat from the chaff. God will "try" (Jud 7:4) all Christianity and the chaff will separate itself (seemingly) from the wheat "and depart early from mount Gilead." (Jud 7:3). These of their own choice hear no shepherd in the voice of the Lord and are lost goats insistent upon going astray.
*WHICH HAVE FORSAKEN the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam, the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; But was rebuked for his iniquity: THE DUMB ASS speaking with man's voice FORBAD the madness of the prophet. (II Pet 2:15,16)
WHAT IS THE ANTICHRIST?
John tells us that there are "many antichrists" rather than just one antichrist, and that there were "many" even in his day. The Christians, i.e. little Christs, were a group of like minds and spirits. "Many antichrists" and therefore anti-Christians means an opposing group of like minds and spirits. A group of many-members with one mind and spirit is a body, a corporate body. John also infers that the number and proliferation of antichrists is an indicator "whereby we know" of the approaching end of this dispensation or "the last time." He says this twice for emphasis. John continues in the next verse to describe a characteristic of the antichrist body:
*THEY WENT OUT FROM US, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt continued with us: but they went out, that they might be MADE MANIFEST [to the world] that they were not all of us. (I John 2:19)
The antichrists separated themselves from the Christians. They separated themselves from the body of Christ that it "might be made manifest" or obvious to all the world that they were not Christians. John repeats his thought three times in this verse, lest we not perceive his meaning: antichrists separate themselves. Tribulations and persecutions were prevalent in the daily life of the early church, and are becoming intensified again. These antichrists who "went out from us" separated themselves from the church because they were "fearful and afraid" for their lives and livelihood (Jud 7:3). They did not believe God.
WHO IS AN ANTICHRIST?
*And every spirit that CONFESSETH NOT that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God [all unsaved are antichrists]: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. (I John 4:3)
*For many DECEIVERS are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh [all unsaved are antichrists]. This is a DECEIVER and an antichrist. (II John 7)
An antichrist is anyone and everyone who does not believe God. That person therefore believes the god of this world. One path, two ways. God is life and Satan is death. That is pretty simple. Christ is the anointed life and Satan is the unanointed death. Christ vs. antichrist. Life vs. death. An antichrist is one who denies Jesus is the anointed; one that denies Jesus is the Son of God. An antichrist will not confess (Rom 10:9) that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. An antichrist has the spirit of the Deceiver and is a liar.
THE PRIME DIRECTIVE
The prime directive is "Be fruitful, and multiply." This is the first commandment that God spoke to Adam and the woman while the woman was still in Adam. God spoke life to "them." To be fruitful and multiply is life. This is all that Christ is. He is life. To be against or opposite Christ is to be antichrist, and therefore for death. Any abatement, suppression or limitation of the prime directive is antichrist.
A tare is a poisonous grain called darnel. Darnel looks exactly like wheat until the head matures and bears its dark toxic fruit. Wheat has a golden head. In ancient days invading armies would sometimes scatter salt or darnel in the fields of their adversary as a type of "scorched earth" policy. Individual personal enemies would secretly scatter darnel in a neighbor's field and thus destroy his crop and livelihood.
GATHER YE TOGETHER FIRST THE TARES
AND BIND THEM
Sodomites are homosexuals and lesbians in the Bible. Can they be fruitful and multiply? No. They do appear to multiply in the sense that many are coming out of their closet and "appearing" exactly as tares in ever more abundant numbers. "They hide it not." They strongly desire to multiply as witnessed by the proselytizing programs fostered in the educational system. "They declare their sin." Their political influence and strength has increased tremendously in these last days as they "shew" the numerical power of being gathered into bundles. However, much of their effort is individually an empty and very lonely self reaching out for reassurance and reinforcement of a corrupted life-style which is an obvious death-style. They know. They seek to multiply numerically as an overt compensating response to deeply held fear but they are definitely not fruitful. If everyone were a sodomite the human race would suddenly end. There is no fruit in a homosexual or lesbian relationship, no issue. "Present your bodies [at the cross] a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service." (Rom 12:1). They present their bodies of dead flesh a sacrifice to the god of this world. They know. The consummation of their relationship is death, not life. These are antichrists. They are against life.
*And there came TWO ANGELS [Rev 11:3, two witnesses] to Sodom [Rev 11:8, the church] at even [Feast of Atonement]; and Lot [a priest] sat [Rev 3:10, patiently] in the GATE [of the court of the tabernacle] of Sodom: and Lot seeing them [sight] rose up [Rev 12:5, caught up] to meet them; and he bowed [submitted] himself [brasen altar] with his face toward the ground [heart]; And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into YOUR SERVANT'S HOUSE [tabernacle], and tarry all night, and wash your feet [brasen laver], and ye shall rise up early [as the morning star], and go on your ways. And they said, Nay [now is the appointed time]; but we will ABIDE in the street all night [Rev 11:9, their bodies]. And he [Lot] pressed upon [urged] them greatly [knowing what would happen]; and they turned in unto him, and ENTERED INTO his house [body tabernacle: Praise God]; and he made them a feast [Rev 3:20], and did bake UNLEAVENED bread, and they did eat. But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round [Rev 20:9], both old and young [Ezek 9:6], ALL THE PEOPLE from every quarter: And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know [touch] them [defile sexually]. And Lot went out at the DOOR [of the tabernacle] unto them, and shut the DOOR [John 10:7] after him, And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man [Gen 19:14, both married to Sodomites and therefore still virgins]; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men [the angels of God, the two witnesses] do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof [Rev 12:14, wings]. And they [Sodomites] said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow [Lot] came in [to Sodom] to sojourn [John 17:14, stay temporarily], and he will needs be a judge [Rev 19:11;Rev 14:1]: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore [Rev 19:19] upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the DOOR [Matt 11:12]. But the men [angels] put forth their hand [of God, Eph 4:11], and pulled Lot [Jude 23;I Thess 4:17, caught up] into the house [tabernacle] to them, and SHUT TO THE DOOR [Gen 7:16;Luke 13:25]. And they SMOTE the men [Rev 19:18-21] that were at the DOOR of the house with BLINDNESS, both small and great [Rev 19:18: "both small and great"]: so that THEY WEARIED THEMSELVES TO FIND THE DOOR. (Gen 19:1-11)
*AND FOR THIS CAUSE GOD SHALL SEND THEM STRONG DELUSION, that they should believe a lie. (II Thess 2:11).
The angels were definite "strong delusion" definitely sent by God. The Sodomites were smitten by the angels with "blindness" (Jud 7:22, Armageddon) that they could not "find the door." Who is the door? Jesus Christ. The Sodomites were active practicing homosexuals. They were unrepentant. Therefore, no matter how earnestly they weary themselves in seeking the face of the Lord, an active and unrepentant homosexual will not find the door. These are spiritually blinded by the angels. The angels of God are the messengers of "strong delusion." It is the angels who spiritually separate out, pick out, the tares from the wheat (Matt 13:41,49). These tares are now being gathered and bound by the angels into the visible bundle called homosexuals in preparation for the ultimate fire. The final biblical mention of homosexuals as a group or body is in The Revelation of Jesus Christ wherein the last two witnesses of God are temporarily slain (?) by the beast from the bottomless pit.
*And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the GREAT CITY, which SPIRITUALLY is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. (Rev 11:7)
Where was our Lord crucified? It was not in Jerusalem. He was crucified at a place named Golgotha (Mark 15:22) which is a hill outside the walls of Jerusalem. He was crucified outside the church body and tabernacle gate (Heb 13:12) of Jerusalem by the worldwide church of Sodom (no fruit) within the world of Egypt (unsaved). The "great city...where also our Lord was crucified" is the "great city" (Rev 14:8) of Babylon. This great Babylonian city is "spiritually" called Sodom. It is a city of "many antichrists" characterized by unrepentant homosexuals, i.e. a church of no fruit. Sodom is figuratively the Babylonian church and Egypt is the world. Yes, we are that close to the end. Praise God.
DEFILE THE SEED
This mingling of the seed of man with fallen angels was a Satanic attempt to corrupt, pervert, defile, blemish or spot the seed so that the Christ should not grow through His generations into fruition. Some of the mutated issue of this miscegenation which was not "after their kind" were the giants: (Deut 2:11,20; 3:11; 9:2; Num 13:33; I Sam 17:4).
*There were GIANTS in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God [fallen angels] came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. (Gen 6:4)
Noah was a "just" man. In Hebrew, "just" means that he was lawful and righteous in a moral sense. Noah was also "perfect" in his generations which translates from the Hebrew "tamiym" and relates to his genetic pedigree. Tamiym means to be entire , without blemish, complete, full, sound, without spot, and undefiled. Noah's pedigree had been preserved pure from Adam. Consequently, "Noah walked with God." This is why Noah and his family were chosen to survive the flood, that the seed of the Christ might continue to grow through its developing generations undefiled and thus the "perfect" becomes Perfect. Noah was "a preacher of righteousness" (II Pet 2:5) for 120 years during which "the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a-preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water." (I Pet 3:20). Let us take the 120 years that Noah preached during this waiting (by God) and preparation period (by Noah) as prophetic in the light of Genesis 6:3 and Acts 1:15, and equate a year to a Jubilee year of 50 years. A Jubilee year was celebrated on the Day of Atonement every 50 years. Then 50x120=6000 years. We have been preached to for almost 6000 years while the ark of Christ has been "a-preparing." In 1998 Israel will celebrate a significant Jubilee year dating 50 years from 1948 which will commemorate the re-establishment of Israel as a nation in the promised land. Allowing for calendar inaccuracies, I believe 1998 may be the 120th Jubilee Year.
KILL THE SEED
This new Pharaoh was of the Assyrians (Isa 52:4) who had conquered Egypt after the death of Joseph. He knew not Joseph or Joseph's God and looked upon the children of Israel as an enemy. This new Pharaoh was antichrist. These verses are prophetic and are being fulfilled in this present time for antichrist rules now. That which is not yet fulfilled is being fulfilled before our eyes. Natural physical circumstances are experiential manifestations of spiritual truths.
*And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel [Christians] are more and mightier than we: Come on, let us deal wisely with them; LEST THEY MULTIPLY, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies [Armageddon], and fight against us, and so GET THEM UP [II Thess 4:17] out of the land [of spiritual and political bondage]. Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to AFFLICT them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom [Heb: their mouthful, bit, narrow pass] and Raamses [Heb: thunder of the standard, son of the sun (Ra)]. (Ex 1:9-11)
*And he [antichrist body] shall speak great words against the most High, and shall WEAR OUT THE SAINTS of the most High, and think to CHANGE TIMES AND LAWS: and they [saints] shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time [3 1/2]. (Dan 7:25)
*But the more they AFFLICTED them [Matt 13:21; Mark 4:17; Luke 8:13], the more they MULTIPLIED and GREW. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel. And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour [it is rapidly getting increasingly tougher on Christians]: And they made their lives bitter with HARD BONDAGE, in mortar, and in brick, and in ALL MANNER OF SERVICE in the field [of the world]: all their service, wherein THEY MADE THEM SERVE, was with RIGOUR.. (Ex 1:12-14)
*Behold, I [God] have refined thee, but not with silver; I [God] have chosen thee IN THE FURNACE OF AFFLICTION. (Isa 48:10)
Praise God! The more they afflicted them, "the more they multiplied and grew." This is an awesome spiritual growth principle and extremely disconcerting to Satan. It makes no sense whatsoever to the natural man within us. It is opposite and foreign to his natural way of thinking that God, who those Christians say is love, would willingly allow this affliction to come upon His people.
Pharaoh was the manifest god of the world at that time and thus the foremost spiritual agent of Satan (II Cor 4:4). Pharaoh was the reigning antichrist. His was a vexing dilemma. He was torn between his desire for material wealth which readily translates into worldly power and his fear of the providers of that wealth. But he received an idea from his spiritual mentor: kill all the male Hebrew children at birth and keep the females as slaves. Without new Hebrew males, in a few generations there would be no more Hebrews. Pharaoh so commanded the midwives of the Hebrew women but they disobeyed. He then commanded the same of all the Egyptian people and they obeyed:
*And Pharaoh charged [commanded] all his people [Egyptians], saying, Every son that is born [of the Hebrews] ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive. (Ex 1:22)
This was an attempt by Satan to kill the seed of the line of the Christ. It was the first mass slaughter of children recorded in biblical history designed to kill the seed. This is the spirit of antichrist. It failed. Out of this wholesale carnage came a deliverer. He was born a man child of the line of the Christ. He was hidden in an ark in the bulrushes of the river and his name is Moses. Moses means "drawn from the water."
IF YOU DON'T SUCCEED AT FIRST, TRY AGAIN
The second time Satan affected the mass slaughter of children was through king Herod after the birth of Jesus. The wise men came from the east to Jerusalem and to Herod looking for the newborn King of the Jews. The Word never reveals how many wise men there were, but only that they were "wise."
*When they saw the star, THEY REJOICED WITH EXCEEDING GREAT JOY. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, AND FELL DOWN, AND WORSHIPPED HIM: and when they had opened their TREASURES, they presented unto him GIFTS; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. (Matt 2:10,11)
Do not all wise men continue to come from the east with great joy to worship Him? Do we not present unto Him the treasures of our heart (Luke 6:45)? The gifts of our heart are to Him as gold, frankincense and myrrh. Do you really believe that these unnamed, unnumbered and undefinable "wise men" (thereby representing us) from the east who followed a star in the sky for almost two years presumably by caravan with their servants, and had gained audience with king Herod were poor? Wisdom is not always a guarantee of material wealth, but it is an absolute guarantee of spiritual wealth. Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding." (Prov 4:7). "And unto all riches of full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgment of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge." (Col 2:2b,3). In the place of the wise men, and we are praise God, if you had the means and will, and we do, to follow a supernatural star in the sky for a couple of years while in continual joyful thought about greeting and worshipping your newborn Messiah, King of Kings, God With Us in person, what would you have presented unto him? Twenty bucks? I think not. Gold, frankincense and myrrh were the measures of wealth of that day. Jesus son of Joseph was wealthy at an early age, and the "wise" men wisely departed to their own country.
*Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth [his army], and slew all the children [male] that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts [outlying borders] thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men. (Matt 2:16)
This is the spirit of antichrist. King Herod murdered all the male children of two years old and under in and around Bethlehem. Satan got clever this time. Having "diligently" inquired of the wise men "what time the star appeared" (Matt 2:7), he knew the child to be less than two years old. This was the second mass slaughter of children recorded in biblical history designed to kill the seed of the generation of the Christ. It failed. Out of this second wholesale carnage came a deliverer. His name is Jesus the Christ. We are hidden in Him for He is an ark in the bulrushes of this world and our name is Christ. Christ means "the anointed." We have been "drawn from the water" in Moses and "anointed" with the blood in Jesus Christ. Water and blood (John 19:34). Hallelujah!
MOLECH ONE MORE TIME: ABORTION
*And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers [unsaved] that sojourn [stay temporarily] in Israel, THAT GIVETH ANY OF HIS SEED [children] UNTO MOLECH; HE SHALL SURELY BE PUT TO DEATH: the people of the land shall stone him with stones [measure for measure]. And I will set my face AGAINST THAT MAN, AND WILL CUT HIM OFF from among his people [Israelite or unsaved]; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech [child sacrifice by fire], to defile [idolatry] my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name. And if the people of the land DO ANY WAYS HIDE THEIR EYES [ignore this sin] from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, AND KILL HIM NOT: Then I will set my face AGAINST THAT MAN [who ignored this sin], AND AGAINST HIS FAMILY, and will CUT HIM OFF, and all that go a-whoring after [interact with] him, to commit WHOREDOM WITH MOLECH, from among their people. (Lev 20:1)
The third and last time that the spirit of the Deceiver has engineered the mass slaughter of children for the purpose of killing the seed which is producing the Christ is abiding in the land now. We call it abortion. Abortion is the spirit of antichrist. Abortion is the willful sacrifice of one's own child alive into the fire of the pagan god Molech. Abortion supporters accept and approve of the live sacrifice of this seed into the fire of Molech. This time Satan is desperate and crafty. He knows there is little time, that the end is near and he has changed tactics. The first time he killed all the male children just after birth. He failed. The second time he killed all the male children of two years old and under. He failed. This present time he is killing all the children, both male and female, before they are born.
He has been murdering unborn children at the rate of 31,000 per week (1989 reported statistics) in the USA alone for many years. That is 1.6 million per year and does not include the rest of the world. If you were to have 31,000 people wiped out in a local town near you by a disaster it would make catastrophic world news. Happens every day. Few pay any attention, for the spirit of antichrist prevails in the world. (Rev 11:8).
The first time Satan operated through the body and corporate agency of the government of Egypt with Pharaoh as nominal head (subject to Assyria) to effect mass murder of the threatening seed of the Christ. The second time Satan operated through the body and corporate agency of the government of Judaea with Herod as nominal head (subject to Rome) to effect mass murder of the threatening seed of the Christ. This present third time Satan is operating through the body and corporate agency of the government of America with the President as nominal head (subject soon to the European Confederation and/or the United Nations) to effect mass murder of the threatening seed of the Christ.
Antichrist is about to usurp the authority of God and fully occupy that great seat in the sanctuary of God. He who occupies the throne of the mercy seat in the tabernacle (albeit in darkness) has great power and authority (Rev 13:2). The children of God will serve "with rigour."
*Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; SO THAT HE AS GOD SITTETH IN THE TEMPLE OF GOD, shewing himself that he is God. (II Thess 2:4)
Born out of the fire of this third wholesale carnage will come a third deliverer. We will have been "drawn from the water" in Moses, "anointed" with the blood in Jesus Christ, and "purged" with the fire in God. Water, Blood, and Fire. His name is Manchild. He is the corporate overcomer body of the Christ with Christ Jesus as Head.
*And she brought forth a MAN CHILD, who was [and is] to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and he child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. (Rev 12:5)
*And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. (Rev 14:1)
*Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord HATH PERFORMED his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I WILL PUNISH THE FRUIT OF THE STOUT HEART of the king of Assyria [antichrist], and the glory of his high looks. (Isa 10:12)
BACK TO THE BUNDLES OF ANTICHRISTS
WOMEN'S RIGHTS, LIBBERS, FEMINISTS: ANOTHER BUNDLE
*Remember ye not, that , when I was yet with you, I told you these things? AND NOW YE KNOW WHAT WITHHOLDETH [Isa 3:1-3] that he [corporate antichrist] might be revealed in his [God's] time. For the mystery of iniquity [lawlessness] doth already work: only he who now letteth [holds him back] will let [hold him back], until he [man child] be taken out of the way [Isa 3:1-3; Rev 12:5]. And then shall that Wicked [antichrist] be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth [Rev 19:15, Word of god], and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan [Rev 13:2] with all power and signs and lying wonders. (II Thess 2:5-9)
*And I will give [in place of the overcomers of Isa 3:1-3; Rev 12:5] CHILDREN [lacking wisdom] TO BE THEIR PRINCES, and BABES SHALL RULE OVER THEM [the remaining courtyard Christians]. (Isa 3:4)
*As for my people, children are their oppressors, AND WOMEN RULE OVER THEM. O my people, THEY WHICH LEAD THEE CAUSE THEE TO ERR, and destroy the [righteous] way of thy paths. (Isa 3:12)
A rose by any other name is still a rose. However, these women are definitely not "the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys." (Cant 2:1). These are the hard ground of the way side where the fowls of the air come immediately to devour up the Word lest they become softened, broken-hearted, and believe and be saved (Luke 8:12). They harbor and manifest deep hostility toward men. Jesus Christ was a man.
HE SHALL RULE OVER THEE
Why? Why did God ordain to the woman that "he shall rule over thee?" Because "Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression." (I Tim 2:14). She believed the serpent's lie: "Ye shall not surely die" (Gen 3:4) because she wanted to. The serpent solicited her vanity: "and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil." (Gen 3:5). God ordained for the woman's protection that the man shall rule over the woman. The man is her covering. She was deceived, but Adam was not deceived. They were both present at the tree and the woman "took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat." (Gen 3:6). Well, if he knew so much, why didn't he stop her? He did not stop her because he had no authority over her. He did not receive authority over her until Genesis 3:16. Then he received authority only because she had been deceived in Genesis 3:6. Previous to Genesis 3:16 they were equals with no authority one over the other. The good news is that we shall be equals once again (Rom 8:19). Thank God. What a blessed relief (Rom 8:23) that will be! We, man and woman together, shall again live in the same body (Gen 1:27) of Christ. We shall receive the full mind of Christ as the Lord our God restores us into full communion with Him. Praise God. Hallelujah! However, we are not equals now.
YES OR NO?
The answer to the serpent's question was clearly either yes or no. Yea or nay. Either God said "Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden" or He did not. A direct yes or no, one word. The woman took an indirect route of 44 words to answer the question. First she told the serpent everything she knew about the tree, and then she added to God's Word (Rev 22:18). God did not say "neither shall ye touch it" in Genesis 2:16,17. As she listened to herself talk and began to enjoy the beauty of her own words, the one word response called for was being puffed up by her own pride and culminated in a lie. This is vanity. The longer she talked, the more trouble she got into. The woman took leaven and hid it in three measures of meal, til the whole was leavened.
These women who usurp the authority of a man are usurping the authority of God. God commanded that authority over the woman be exercised by the man (Gen 3:16). The source of that authority is God. Man is the agent. To disobey that authority is to disobey God. A woman is not to "teach" or be in a position of leadership and authority over a man because she is more easily deceived than a man. She is more vulnerable and susceptible to attack than a man both physically and mentally and she is more easily drawn into deception. Both Adam and the woman were present in the garden but it was the woman whom the serpent addressed and it was the woman who led her husband into sin. A deceived woman in authority will lead those who follow her into sin. The men who listen to these women are supporting and following them. These men have submitted themselves to women. They have become emasculated and castrated, eunuchs and gelded horses: no fruit. They are "defiled with women" (Rev 14:4, false doctrine). These particular men are weaker than the women they follow (Matt 15:14). They have bowed the knee to the woman and "hearkened unto the voice" (Gen 3:17) of the woman.
The woman is the weaker vessel (I Pet 3:7). God does not set up the weakest soldiers in His army as officers, leaders and captains of the host. Nor has anyone else ever intentionally done so in their own army. But, if I were Satan and wanted to sabotage an enemy army and had it in my power to promote their weaker soldiers into positions of leadership and responsibility I would certainly do so. A woman teaching men or preaching to men is the manifest (for all to see) spirit of antichrist within the church. It is the shame of the church and the glory of Satan. It is in direct opposition to God's Word. These do not believe God. God said it. I believe it.
God established the authority of the man over the woman for the woman's protection. These women seek to be without a covering and walk naked. They do not know that they walk without a covering and are naked because they are unwilling to receive God's Word. They are deceived. Many of these same women are also found in the lesbian and abortionist bundles wherein the spirit of antichrist prevails. They walk in darkness toward their own destruction. More dry wood for the fire.
Where on earth did God's authority manifest from in the Old Testament? The sanctuary of the tabernacle. The Holy Place and the Most Holy Place. Were there ever any female priests? Ever? No. Never. It was inconceivable that a woman could be a priest and minister to the sanctuary of the tabernacle. Can you conceive of a woman priest entering into the very Presence of God as the representative of all believers on the Day of Atonement to minister to God? How does the Holy Spirit inside you witness to that one? That would be the absolute epitome of the usurpation of God's authority flaunted by Satan in God's Most Holy Place. A woman priest usurps the authority of God. She desires to stand before God in priestly office but she is blinded and naked. Deceived and deceiving. She has no covering. She has no horns. She is an abomination before God. Can you imagine a lesbian woman priest standing in the sanctuary of God as your personal representative?
*WHEN YE therefore shall SEE the ABOMINATION of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, STAND IN THE HOLY PLACE, (whoso readeth, let him understand:), THEN let them which be in Judaea FLEE into the mountains. (Matt 24:15,16)
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