Divine Espionage

Jesus often sought solitude to pray. When someone discovers that their heart is a sensory organ in itself, that habit of Jesus makes an awful lot of sense that it didn’t before. Communion with unfallen nature is a divine treat, a taste of the world to come. It helps to setting questions from a heavenly perspective that the fallen world rejects.

No two of us will receive exactly the same experience from such moments. Creation treats each of us as individuals, and the content of communion is unique for each of us. That’s because Creation knows your calling from God, and seeks to support you in that. Even when our callings see us working at cross purposes with each other, you have to understand that it’s never about what you accomplish, but that you are faithful to your calling regardless of outcomes. God can call people to things you might find utterly repulsive, so don’t take it personally that our fallen state makes no sense at all. This is not what God intended for us, but this is how life is outside of Eden. The conflict is not from God, but from the fall. If we could leave behind our fallen nature, we would see no conflict in the things God calls us to do.

A proper heart-led moral perspective sees most things on multiple levels. We are not stuck in binary and linear logic. We can analyze the world from that alien perspective that only God can offer, because we belong to His realm, not this world. So we see this world and its activities from a totally different understanding. We share that alien viewpoint from our myriads of different callings. We understand instinctively that it’s all personal, that objectivity is an illusion. Have you noticed how most of the prophetic passages in Scripture are prefaced by a disclosure of the prophet’s personal calling experience? That kind of self-disclosure is part of not-taking-yourself-too-seriously, but making a humble effort to share your experience of God’s glory.

So it’s not self-promotion for me to describe my experience; it’s a caveat lector — “reader beware.” A significant part of my education was in social sciences and religion. I tend to see things globally; I’d rather not lose sight of the bigger picture when dealing with minutiae. I also tend to see broader human events as a flow that God controls. My calling is administrative in nature, what the New Testament calls a “ruling elder.” My method is instruction and counsel, but I have a prophetic gift. I have no trouble seeing things on multiple levels, and I see patterns in chaos. Finally, I always warn you that there is no one right answer.

Let’s pretend God calls you to get involved in human politics. You ask me for some advice; all I can offer is my own story. I have seen the wrath of God on American politics for decades now, so I don’t take politics seriously in the sense of what most of us have been taught. I dispute the conditioning propaganda of the mainstream narrative. That doesn’t lessen my curiosity about what’s going on in politics; it means I filter a lot of what I read about it. I don’t hate politics, but I hate the system and its cultural foundation. So, you would naturally expect me to be both pragmatic and adversarial about the whole thing. I would advise you to approach the calling as an infiltrator, a spy working for some higher power, all while seeking a shepherd’s care for the people under your authority.

That’s because I view the system itself as the biggest threat to the people. Keeping it alive is not in their best interest, but using the system is an obvious necessity on the way to seeking God’s glory. Obviously, there aren’t many people who would share my viewpoint, and I’ve learned from long experience about throwing pearls to swine. Your own character and personality will guide how and when you might tell someone any part of the real story, but I would tend to be reticent. God has called you, but consider carefully the costs, particularly in human terms. I would be very slow to trust anyone who isn’t already in my inner circle, so build one carefully before you even announce your intentions. It’s not spite; it’s holy cynicism. It’s not in everyone’s best interest to discuss your true vision. The system itself is shot full of lies and blind hatred for the truth.

This is why Scripture offers no complaints against the practice of assassination. But there are a thousand ways to end a threat, and most of them do not involve violence. Once you understand that the system is already dying, it’s a simple matter of helping that process along. We don’t want to solve problems as viewed by those who depend on the system; we want to help create the kind of problems that will expose it’s inherent failures. We want to shed the light of glory on the evil built into the system.

If you want to see God’s own brand of cynicism about politics, see 1 Kings 22. This is the image of God calling on an angelic/demonic being to deceive someone into folly so as to destroy himself. It was a folly already present in the man in question, so it’s only a question of using his weaknesses against him. While shocking to Western moral standards, it’s not so shocking when you view God from the Ancient Near Eastern (ANE) culture He designed to reveal His Word. God is light and truth; any other moral system is a lie. Western morals are a huge lie.

So if you bring ANE morals into an American political campaign, you cannot avoid espionage in that sense. Your aims are not consistent with the system, and you wield a power and wisdom the system cannot understand, much less resist. Creation itself will be working with you and against the system. Even if your quite moments in prayer and contemplation eventually lead you to some kind of crucifixion, you will know that you were on the right side and have obeyed your calling from God. Your personal investment is in God’s glory, not in some imaginary measurable results.

Addenda: In response to an offline query — The current system of government, aside from being inherently hostile to Biblical Law and the Covenant of Noah, is being used by a large number of people hostile to our national interest. If we think of the US government as a bunch of people running things, it is the government that is the traitor here. They get away with it because the system was a failure from the start; the corruption and betrayal are built into the system. But I don’t recommend people going into politics — that should have been obvious from my opening paragraphs. I don’t recommend engaging the political system with the intent to destroy it. It will eventually destroy itself without any of us getting involved. But if you do get involved, the only way you can serve the cause of justice is to work toward it’s destruction.

About Ed Hurst

Disabled Veteran, prophet of God's Laws, Bible History teacher, wannabe writer, volunteer computer technician, cyclist, Social Science researcher
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1 Response to Divine Espionage

  1. Jay DiNitto says:

    Generally, I prefer to show others that the American political system brings about things they find repulsive, not simply things they don’t prefer. That’s the nature of a system out of hand, that encompasses lots of different people, thar proposes to be “fair” or “equitable.” Sooner or later it comes back to you. It hands us the rope to hang ourselves.


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