The Ultimate Loyalty

Biblical Law is the moral character of our Savior. It’s the revelation of God. It’s not confined to words on the pages of Scripture, but is the impact of God’s Presence in your soul, and the driving conviction to serve Him.

Dig into the issue of human nature and history itself will tell you that humans are tribal by instinct. Wise men can tell you that when you mix people together in a cosmopolitan atmosphere, each identity group will advocate for their own advantages. If they vote, then each group will vote for their own welfare, and precious few will think in terms of what’s in the best interest of the whole society. They may even claim that their tribal interest is in everyone’s best interest. Who in their right mind could want anything different? It can be racial, ethnic, religion, or something else, but people will support the agenda of whatever group they identify with most.

However, this is not simply human nature; this is Biblical Law. It shouldn’t be mere instinct, but should be conscious and forthright. The whole range of Law Covenants in the Bible presume that you must stick with your tribe and care for their unique needs and interests. If you don’t, you are a traitor or a spy. You actually belong to some other identity group and you are faking it. What the Bible does require is an honest confession of allegiance.

So anyone who tries to suggest that we should be conditioned and educated to support some cosmopolitan agenda is not just stupid — they are defying God. It’s damned evil; it’s the message of Satan. You cannot possibly have peace with God if you are forsaking a genuine tribal bond for some mythical cosmopolitan agenda.

In our parish, we naturally presume that those who care about Biblical Law will pray to God for guidance as to what their tribal identity should be. To whom do we belong in this world? What is the identity He requires for each of us? It cannot possibly be the same answer for all of us.

That is, it cannot be the same unless you seek to become a part of heart-led mysticism. Sure, root for your favorite sports team, hold fondness for your alma mater, and vote in elections for your home boy or girl. But once you join the family of Christ, all of those things take a back seat. They don’t disappear; they fade from your focus. The cares of this life remain below while your heart of conviction rises to the Spirit Realm.

And the longer that holds, as you progress in subjecting your whole life to the agenda of Heaven, the dimmer those things will be for you. It’s like the chorus of an hold hymn, Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus:

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.

In a certain sense, we don’t care about your ethnic background, your homeland, or any formal religious identity. We don’t care about human laws and political agendas. I’ll tell you what I think about such worldly things, but holding a different opinion won’t affect our fellowship. What we care about is that you are walking the heart-led way and committed to Christ. That makes you part of our tribe, however much you want to be a part. It’s the highest loyalty we have.

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Disentangled from the Lies

It’s a moral perversion to ignore the real problem in favor of false accusations.

If you are going to participate in revealing God’s truth, don’t drag the Devil into it. It’s one kind of problem to declare that there is no moral fabric; it’s actually worse to lie about what is moral. That’s the essence of the Fall: Deciding what is good or evil on the basis of human reason.

I mentioned recently Trump’s troll army and the anonymous figure called “Q” — these are not heroic people. Whatever else “Q” is, the person behind it is a despicable neocon. They will mix half-truth in with damned lies and promote an evil agenda that justifies God’s wrath. But none of that justifies calling the troll army “racist” or any number of other SJW false accusations. Keep in mind that this is two armies of evil fighting for who gets to plunder us and devour the spoils.

Our duty in Christ is to see what God is doing and call attention to His glory. He’s going to deal with one evil, and then turn His attention to the other. Either army is likely to espouse individual issues we happen to favor; the problem is that they have no clue why those issues are morally just. We have to be very careful how we engage something like that to avoid giving God’s glory to anyone else.

Thus, we can condemn those huge petroleum pipeline projects along with a bunch of Greens, but for a different reason: The people behind those projects are rapacious thugs who spitefully abuse natural resources and give our Creator the finger. They will reject any moral duty to be careful and protect other environmental resources God has given us.

But we condemn the Greens because they worship the creature, not the Creator. The Green agenda is to depopulate the earth (by slaughter if necessary) of all but themselves so they can enter into some impossible Nirvana of elitist “harmony with nature” as true worshipers. God gave us natural resources to use for His glory; the rapacious oil companies could do a far better job than they do now, but their worship of Mammon makes it a sin. The Greens versus Big Petroleum is a war between equally evil demon worshipers.

And it would be just as wrong to ignore the other groups involved in such protests. We are actually quite close to Native American pipeline protesters in many ways. Biblical Law says we owe a huge moral debt to the American natives. Don’t fall for a false dichotomy; few things in life are as simple as a binary choice.

Don’t walk into these things blindfolded. We represent the Creator, and He alone represents us. Nobody in this world is interested in what drives us, but they may be quite willing to hijack our energy for their lies and personal profit. There is nothing we can do about them for the most part, so ignore them when you can. We don’t support Trump; we stay out of his way as much as possible. We also don’t support his enemies. We are on a wholly different path from all of them, but we should pay attention to what they are doing so we’ll know to avoid unnecessary conflicts.

The ultimate failure of human reason is the self-deception that objectivity is even possible.

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Teachings of Jesus — Matthew 18:7-14

Jesus began this session explaining that leadership in His Messianic court would rest on unreserved trust in Him and His teaching. He draws the picture of a disciple who is like a younger child, but draws that image from His own culture where such children would never be a smart-aleck, but would always act as they were told. This is what Jesus calls a “little one” who should command the highest respect by His disciples.

A particular sin is taking advantage of such trust to mislead anyone. Would you dare trying to lie to the Father in Heaven who can read your very heart? Lying to one of His trusting servants is just as bad. Don’t abuse trust for any reason; it’s a cruel parent who plays head games, seeking to manipulate his own children instead of trusting them with the truth and free moral choice.

But Jesus now turns and says we should expect this world to be filled with people who do that and worse. That’s the way it is after the Fall — count on it. Still, God is watching and will surely pour out His wrath on such behavior. If not in this life, then surely in eternity, just recompense will fall on such moral depravity.

Jesus uses typical Hebrew hyperbole to emphasize His otherworldly viewpoint. It’s better to go through life maimed and crippled than to earn the wrath of God in the next life. If you cannot resist the temptation to abuse your position of trust, do whatever it takes to simply make it impossible. It’s a common Hebrew figure of speech to put out your eye or amputate a hand or foot to disable temptation. It’s a sort of preventive justice so you don’t end up falling under Lex Talionis — “eye for an eye.” Know yourself; if you know you are likely to abuse a position of trust, then stay away from such positions.

The kind of contempt for people that leads to abuse of trust is truly dangerous on the order of burning in Hell. Just because you can get away with it on the human level, don’t be fooled. God’s angels are watching and they will report it to the Father. The faith of these trusting “little ones” empowers their angels. Is your lack of faith, in trying to control things God reserves to Himself, binding your angel from guarding your life?

Try to understand how Jesus exemplified the divine shepherd. His servants who get misled and wander off into the power of the Devil are not just a minor annoyance to Him. It leaves Him with a sharp sense of loss. He came willing to die a horrifying death just so He could redeem them. He would go out of His way to chase them down, and would celebrate grandly when He rescued them. If He’s going to make such a big deal out of one percent like that, how much anger would you expect He holds for anyone who manipulated that sheep into getting lost?

You should tremble at the mere possibility that you could somehow lead one of His sheep astray.

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Our Message Will Prosper

Let’s review: Globalism is the prettier and younger sister of the old hag, communism. They are both gold-digging materialists who waste everything they get their hands on so that everyone is left poorer. And then they demand more. Here in the US, I’ve pegged globalists as the current biggest threat to human existence. There is no ethical or moral boundary these folks will not cross to seize power. They currently rule the mainstream media, most entertainment, most of academia and control the bureaucrats in most government agencies.

But very few Americans consider themselves any part of that philosophy. The globalists run the Democratic Party and control most of those who consider themselves leftist. They also have a strong minority in the Republican Party, in the sense that a small number of Republicans are sympathetic to portions of the globalist agenda. I’ve also said that globalists will ally with imperialists on some things, which is how they get a foothold like that. Yet for all their power, they are a minority in government and business. It’s just that they are so very loud, and they are firmly in control of the agenda espoused by people who think of themselves as politically progressive.

You don’t have to be conservative to be their enemy. All you need do is express insufficient support for their agenda. This is why they have always been a minority; they are spitefully intolerant. They used to hide that, but lately they’ve become quite open about it. Anyone who remains somewhat conservative and tries to work in their controlled enclaves will be persecuted at a minimum.

A notable example of that is Dr. Jordan Peterson. I’ve mentioned Dr. Peterson in the past. He’s very popular with folks sick and tired of the SJWs (social justice warriors) making so much hateful noise. Because he works in academia, he presents himself as besieged and oppressed. He’s not really so very conservative; he’s more centrist in what he promotes. He stands away from the fringes, so to speak, and gets a good bit of exposure in the media for it.

He does say a lot of sensible things. It’s clear he’s studied the human condition and has a firm grasp on what he believes would solve most social problems. However, he does waffle on some principles in order to keep from being shut out of the public debate. I noted that he is a fan of Western Civilization, so while we can appreciate some of what he has to say, there’s not that much overlap between his and our positions. Still, he’s got quite a fan base among self-conscious conservatives.

Lately he’s stumbled noticeably. From a conservative viewpoint, he failed to maintain fundamental principles more than once in public presentations. He wasn’t fully prepared for the typical semantic games of leftist manipulation. If he doesn’t turn this around quickly, he’s going to lose traction. Complaining about being a besieged man of principle only goes so far. Unless he takes advantage of his moment in the spotlight to propose at least a few concrete ideas to go on the attack, he’s going to be left behind.

I stand firm in my conviction that God is pouring out the first wave of His wrath on globalists — not so much as the sole target as simply a major first target. He will stir the conservative majority to do much of the work for Him. The momentum has already turned and the mass of public attention has shifted against the globalist message. We are already seeing the gentler assaults and it’s rather effective. The low-hanging fruit is being harvested now. Pay no attention to what seems like some kind of momentum on the progressive side; it’s all in vain. If Dr. Peterson continues operating like a member of a besieged minority, he’ll be left behind in the dust. More money and attention will go to aggressive figures who lead the way.

At the same time, you and I must remain aloof from the whole thing. Getting down and dirty with this partisan battle will take us out of the real war to restore heart-led mysticism to human awareness at large. Conservative American politics is not the message of the Bible. When the globalists have been crushed, the conservatives will not be our friends, either. However, they will be more tolerant of us, so our message can prosper.

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Trump’s Troll Army

Most assertively, we proclaim that this world of mainstream human awareness is a lie. It is absurd and only appears to make sense to those captivated within their fallen nature. As soon as you start appropriating the grace and mercy God offers, you will begin to question what your senses and logic tell you. Faith calls you to reject this world and its ways.

The only reason we stay involved in this world is to help spread awareness of that grace and mercy. We participate in the revelation of God, which He granted as an antidote to the Fall. His revelation is invasive in the sense that it cuts into the Curse of the Fall and pulls us out of the blindness and restrictions. It seizes us, calls us into the moral discernment and a sense of mission to live within the Fallen Realm by a higher power from outside it.

This in turn makes it our duty to understand the Fallen Realm from God’s clear view above it all. It need not be an encyclopedic understanding, only the part we need to walk in our own calling. My calling includes keeping an eye on human behavior on a broad scale, but with a prophetic ministry confined mostly to the USA. A part of that specialization is paying attention to the Internet, in part because so much of America’s future is tied up in that.

Let me reiterate that no government on this earth, so far as I know, is close enough to God’s revelation to warrant any particular favor. Nobody is obeying any covenant in any meaningful degree, in those terms. So it makes our part relatively simple, in that a primary means of reflecting God’s glory is living by Biblical Law. Striving to be His revelation in this world puts us in a unique position to see clearly how the world as a whole fails to seek God’s favor. Thus, we have the means to proclaim His truth by the simple contrast of how we live. Making a vivid contrast means understanding how the world has failed to live by God’s Word.

The US government in particular stands as an egregious violation of God’s Word. There may be particular items that make us smile, but most of it should make us weep. Sometimes the contrast between His Word and what America does is a matter of missing the point, making a mountain out of a molehill. For example, the American obsession with pedophilia does not reflect what’s in the Bible. All the more so due to the disgusting hypocrisy of sexualizing kids in entertainment and worshiping youth, while frantically searching for any evidence of human desire for sex with children. Pedophilia is wired directly into American culture. It’s not a question of whether it is sinful, but of greater sins committed by not keeping things in a biblical perspective. The solution to the problem is not in hysteria.

By now you probably know that whenever a government agency wants to take someone down, they often resort to planting evidence of child pornography on their Internet devices. And with so many computers wide open to various degrees of hijacking by criminals, a significant number of cases are nothing more than owners unaware that crooks are using their computers as storage for such illegal material. In other words, current prosecutions are often bogus, and this is simply another form of oppression and abuse. You end up with parents prosecuted for sharing a picture of baby taking a bath. The lack of clear and sensible standards is itself an abomination to God. Government officials are hardly sincere in any of this.

The mainstream media has spiked the story, so you’ll have to find it in small local outlets or from alternative media: US Arrests 23,000 in Massive Child Sex Operation. Notice the date. Suspending our cynicism for just a moment, we note that something this big was in the planning for quite a while. It turns out that some conspiracy theorists noticed a huge uptick in sealed court documents starting back in November of last year; such statistics are public record if you know where to look. Some portion of such sealed documents are typically indictments. It remains a mere curiosity until you add in the factor that folks were predicting this before it happened.

Stop for just a moment and recall I’ve said we are already in a civil war with a very loud minority of Americans rejecting the outcome of the last presidential election. I’ve also warned that the rising tension will lead to bloodshed, and that we should pray the Lord be merciful to America and keep this limited. Trump is a repulsive immoral creature, but He is God’s chosen instrument of wrath, so opposing him politically is fighting God, while denouncing him along with the whole political system is morally proper. On the human level of things, he’ll stomp on a lot of innocent people, but he is most certainly going after some folks God wants to crush.

One of his weapons is the pursuit of child sex trafficking. It is massively popular regardless of who the suspects might be. Federal law enforcement uses the same methods against child trafficking as they do against drug trafficking. They start by indicting all the little people and making them talk, and keep working upward through the system until they get the kingpins. But think of this as a weapon in the civil war — it’s not a question of whether the folks swept up are actually guilty of this particular thing; it’s the simplest way of taking them down. Yet, it turns out that a significant number of the folks Trump is after are pedophiles themselves, or aided in child sex trafficking.

Further, we have evidence he is involved behind the scenes. He hasn’t been silent, but he has been careful to mobilize a corps of Internet activists who do an awful lot of footwork for the cause. These folks have been active since before the election, and once he became aware of them as a resource, he began engaging them carefully, so that only wacko conspiracy theorists would even notice he’s involved. The whole thing caters to that mindset, and folks like that are very effective at some things.

Do you remember Pizzagate? The trolls behind that haven’t gone away. The small army has grown and now includes quite a few respectable folks who aren’t just basement-dwelling gamers. The chatter on 4chan and other discussion sites has welcomed regular folks who were marginalized by the mainstream. Some of the Pizzagate stuff included leaks from someone claiming to be an FBI insider, and the type and quality of leakage gave credibility to that claim. Now there’s another leaker named “Q” whose leaks are far more obscure and cryptic, but effective nonetheless. Further, some of the cryptic clues are echoed tellingly in Trump’s noise. That is, Q posts something, only to have Trump later include that clue in a tweet or speech or something similar.

This is a very savvy game and we should be grateful that it keeps the violence down. Once violence starts, it will be far more random and chaotic. This stuff with pedophile prosecution is much more narrowly targeted. Keep your eye on this crack-down, because it could easily escalate upward through the ranks into mainstream political figures, not to mention Hollywood and the mainstream media.

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Boasting in the Lord

This is our time as mystics and heart-led servants of Christ.

Surely you know that there are more folks out there who belong to this kind of faith. There’s nothing in God’s revelation that demands we all band together in human space. However, there is much in His Word that demands we seek their fellowship on whatever terms are possible within His calling and covenant. There is no need for a human leader to draw them all in and coordinate their activities; that’s the mission of the Holy Spirit. All of that takes place in the Spirit Realm. What’s left is to encourage each other within the calling and mission we share.

It would nice if there was a way to chat with all of these folks, to share on a personal level. I’m not sure what holds them back, but I can tell you quite a few such folks are subscribed here. Maybe it’s that we are all so very busy working at our mission that we don’t have a lot of time for socializing. I confess I don’t visit too many other blogs and sites on a regular basis because my calling up to now has kept me busy with other stuff. I sense the Lord may change that soon, but I can’t tell you how because I don’t yet know.

The first order of business is to pray for discovery, that the Lord will show us who out there shares enough of our mission and faith to be noticed. Let them know they aren’t alone. I’d also like for you folks to let us hear about what you have found out there in terms of kindred spirits. Leave a comment here, or send me an email about a site, blog or author you believe is a good fit. My email address is linked on the right side of this blog. Maybe we can come up with a link page or something.

Again, this is not necessarily trying to rope people in as members of our little virtual parish. They don’t have to join our club to be considered spiritual kinfolks. But we do need to let them know we are praying for them, and then do just that. We need to share as much as we can and exchange ideas on how to reach our world. And should they desire some kind of formal association, that’s just dandy, but this is not a boast in numbers. Let’s boast in the Lord.

God bless you all.

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The Rotting Carcass

At least as early as my days at OBU, I recall smart-aleck fools who insisted that Ecclesiastes was simply existentialism. This conclusion is entirely natural from a Western point of view.

Existentialism is the rotting carcass left after you murder mysticism.

It’s a foul philosophy that denies a higher realm of existence, denies the sure conviction of a God in Heaven, and denies that morality is anything more than a sentimental construct. Existentialists understand that the world is absurd and that you have only your internal processes to build on, but they reject the ultimate source of those internal processes. They deny the heart or the heart-led way.

Just for the record, agnosticism is a tacit rejection of God. To deny that we can know God is merely the rejection of the heart as a sensory organ with its own mind. We do know; God has planted that in us. It is burned in more surely than any of us can claim to be alive. To deny the Creator, even to doubt Him, is to deny your own existence.

This is why we never debate or defend having faith. We should be ready to discuss what our faith demands of us, but you are under no obligation to answer anyone who a priori rejects the grounds of faith. In my experience, roughly 90-95% of the people you encounter in the US will insist on sticking with a Western epistemology or appeals to emotion (including American Christians). That leaves some 5-10% ready to discuss genuine faith. If you are able to explain that your epistemology is Ancient Near Eastern, you might get another 5% or so to take you seriously. However, you have no moral obligation at all to meet anyone on the grounds of Western assumptions.

Don’t debate agnostics and atheists. It’s a waste of time. In that sense, we never take them seriously. Everything they say is tainted by their closure of the heart. Until God opens their hearts to hear the truth, you can not do anything for them. Worse, they will be driven to destroy your faith. State your position when it seems appropriate; be on your guard, and keep them at arm’s length. Show civility and compassion when they have need, but that goes without saying.

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