Following Jesus…Those Who Know the Truth in the Final Days…

Truth Revealed By God

Chapter: Abba (Pages 26-29)

READ Isaiah 66:1-2. Thus says the Lord, Heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool. Where then is a house you could build for Me? And where is a place that I may rest? For My hand made all these things, thus all these things came into being, declares the Lord. But to this one I will look, to him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trem- bles at My word (NASB).

READ Matthew 11:27-30. All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; and

no one knows the Son, except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father, except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you shall find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My load is light (NASB).

 

DEVOTIONAL

A s we consider our own homes, we ought to create a habitat and atmosphere that is worthy of God. For where we create peace, there God will be. For those in tune with God,  churches have often not been a place where highly sensitive individuals could find peace…that is why the letters to the Seven Churches were written in Revelation, which apply to congregations today…Pastors must often feel very frustrated with their congregations, for they are often not hearing what is being communicated from a higher realm…However, your home is your true Sanctuary…it is intended to be full of peace, wisdom, and protection..God adores that comfort and gentleness. God is vengeful upon His enemies, but to His people He is all love. Maintaining a brilliant and contrite spirit is what pleases God. He casts His spirit upon us and redeems us. For the Son knows the Father and the Father knows the Son, but to only those chosen will the Son and the Father be revealed. It is our job to seek God through His word, for He is the author of the past, the present, and the future. We do not want to be in the darkness, not knowing the Son or the Father. We are to be sons and daughters of light, the true light which comes from God above in Heaven.

Truth Revealed  By God

 Chapter: Lion of The Tribe Of Judah (Pages 30-33…)

READ Luke 21:8-13. He replied, “Don’t let anyone mislead you, for many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah, and saying, ‘The time has come!’ But don’t believe them. And when you hear of wars and insurrections, don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place first, but the end won’t follow immediately.” Then he added, “Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, and there will be famines and plagues in many lands, and there will be terrifying things and great miraculous signs from heaven. But before all this occurs, there will be a great time of persecution. You will be dragged into synagogues and prisons, and you will stand trial before kings and governors because you are my followers. But this will be your opportunity to tell them about me. (NASB).

 

DEVOTIONAL

If we look closely at the current situation in the world, we see that much of what Jesus prophesied has already come to pass. The main thing to pay attention to in this time is spiritual persecution and battles in heavenly realms. We are to be fully aware of our actions and our words. Do not be lead astray or into traps by the opposition. Be sober minded, full of clarity and focus. God will take control of all things that have been created in order to justify His people. The chosen, who have seen both the Son and the Father, will be called to be branches of the tree of life. The tree of life is the body of Christ. Be careful not to allow yourself to be put into precarious situations. Steer away from trouble and immorality. Do not hesitate to tell the truth of God and His Son. The Holy Spirit will be your redemption. You will be kept safe under the wings of angels during tough times. Be not afraid, but in all things be true to yourself. Trust in God and in the salvation which has been gifted to His Son…

Key To Understanding the Present Time…

1 John 2:18-23

“Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that the antichrist shall come, even now there are many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time……..They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us. But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth. Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is the antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: {but} he that acknowledge the Son hath the Father also…”

When Shall God Overthrow?

The Sword of the Spirit: The Sound of Many Waters

Chapter: The Sin and Doom of a Godless People (Unedited Manuscript)

Jude 3-4 “Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write an urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints. For certain men (and women) whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless people, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny our only Sovereign and Lord.”

The way that God sees it is like this…We live in a world by which the masses of godless individuals desire not to seek truth, but to live life being deceived and denying the existence of Jesus Christ.

Sin and doom is a reality. Reality is what God speaks. God’s words are how the world and all of heaven was created…

The words have become flesh and they dwell among us…

2 Corinthians 4:14-18 “…knowing that He who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and will present us with you. For all things are for your sakes, that the grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God. Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man (or woman) is decaying, yet our inner man (or woman) is being renewed day by day. For momentarily, light affliction is producing for us eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen (distractions and illusions), but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”

Luke 10:17-20

“And the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.” And He said to them, ” I was watching Satan fall from Heaven like lightning. Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions (ex. The Great Prostitute-Revelation 17 in connection to the number of a man-666…), and over the power of the enemy, and nothing shall injure you. Nevertheless don’t rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in Heaven…”

God has been warning you……..The Sword of the Spirit…

(Key Note: Since you disbelievers think that Allah will save you or that the god of Islam is that powerful, why don’t you have that entity confront Jesus to his face and see what happens…bring the battle to him…He is not hiding and has been carefully observing…and believe me, he knows EXACTLY what it is like to be in the heart of Mecca…)

Understanding the Extreme Circumstances and Consequences for Crucifying the Son of God

The Sword of the Spirit: The Sound of Many Waters

Chapter: The Robe of Sin (Pages 195-196)

When we consider the robe of sin that was placed upon Jesus, let us make it a priority to recognize the deep symbolism of this parable in the Bible. Jesus is and was perfect. He was cast into the world of sin as a Lamb brought to the slaughter. This slaughter

was both spiritual and physical. He felt the beatings and spiritual attacks but persevered in order to fulfill His promise to His Father.

The blanket of sin placed upon Jesus was spiritual. Satan plotted to destroy Jesus by destroying His image. His image was perfection. Satan, along with the Great Harlot, attack Jesus in any circumstances in which He may appear to be vulnerable, just as vultures. This is what we may also know as complete beastly attacks upon the Son of God. Jesus endured attacks from the evil spirits constantly. The one weapon that was used to attack Jesus was the power of the invisible evil spirits to harm Him without Him being fully aware of what was truly taking place. This was part of His sacrifice while in the world. This is how we may begin to know the army that Satan uses to harm Christians. Satan attempts to cover Christians with filth and sin.

All of the explanation that we need to understand this robe of sin may be addressed in the Books of Isaiah, Matthew, and Revelation.

Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, and let us reason together,” says the Lord, “Though your sins are as scarlet, they will be white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, they will be like wool.”

Matthew 27:27-28 “Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole Roman cohort around Him. And they stripped Him, and put a scarlet robe on Him.”

Revelation 17:1-3 “And one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, “Come here, I shall show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed acts of immorality, and those who dwell on the earth were made drunk with the wine of her immorality.” And he carried me away in the Spirit (Divine) into a wilderness; and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast, full of blasphemous names, having seven heads and ten horns. “

Now let it be known that this is how we may begin to understand the sin of the world that has been projected onto the body of Jesus by the scarlet beast.

He stood up for God in all situations and did all that he could to help change the world…and save the lost from eternal doom…A nightmare for those who have persecuted him, manipulated, corrupted, threatened by subliminal messages, murdered, and destroyed lives through using evil weapons- such as drugs/black market…he has never committed a sin against His Father, who is in heaven, and who dwells within Him, having full authority.

The Holy Spirit gives us full understanding and discernment in this matter.

The Heart of Christ

The Sword of the Spirit: The Sound of Many Waters

Chapter: Jesus’ Heart/Life On Fire (Pages 345-346)

Some may say that a picture is worth a thousand words…but there are thousands upon thousands of words throughout the Bible that describe Jesus’ face and appearance…every single page.

The first point to be made is that God does not want us to be confused by looking at pictures of Him…
Jeremiah 29:13 “And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.”
It is a sad reality that we live in a world where we feel as if we must constantly be guarded and protect ourselves. If the world would only awaken, then we would not have to protect ourselves. We would be free to worship the God that created this world and all the universe.

A portrayal of Jesus is our direction and our understanding of what God looks like…If Jesus could paint a design what would it look like? Possibly simplistic bearing all the qualities and characteristics of the prophecy within the Bible? Correct.

The Sacred Heart of Christ could be recognized as a Rose, for the rose is His bride.
The Bride’s Admiration

Song of Solomon 2:1-4 “I am the rose of Sharon, the lily of the valleys. Like a lily among the thorns, so is my darling among the maidens. Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest, so is my beloved among the young men. In his shade I took great delight and sat down, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. He has brought me to his banquet hall, and his banner over me is love.”

This rose is not for the whole world to see, but only those who have been honorable to Christ. The rose is the truth, and the truth shall set you free…Do not fall into deceitful ways of evil, for the consequence will be a spiritual death of the soul, which is the second death.

The world without Christ is poor and without hope…But the world with Christ is a foundation of strength and wisdom.
Song of Solomon 2:13-14 “The fig tree has ripened its figs, and the vines in blossom have given forth their fragrance. Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, and come along! O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the secret place of the steep pathway, let me see your form, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your form is lovely.”

If God were to ever strike vengeance, we ought to know that it will be upon those who have attempted to disrupt and prevent Jesus from discovering His bride…But you see, His bride could have already been raptured out (Being “One” with Him) and what remains is judgment upon those that dwell on the earth…Those who have acted according to these ways will be judged. There will be no room for these, and they will disappear, being defeated by God and His Son.

This simple description helps us to see the heart of Jesus.

 

The Sword of the Spirit: The Sound of Many Waters (Unedited Manuscript)

Chapter: Jerusalem’s Restoration

Psalm 147:4-6 “He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them. Great is our Lord, and abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite. The Lord supports the afflicted; He brings down the wicked to the ground.”

Let us remember the stars of heaven for they are the angels. However, let us recognize the correct symbolization of the stars of God as opposed to the fallen stars, who have no regard for Christ. For there is a vast difference between the two, and the world now knows it.
Psalm 147:15 “He sends forth His command to the earth; His Word runs very swiftly. (The more we hear his Word the more power he gains and this is how we understand the Sword of the Spirit) He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes.”

Psalm 147:18 “He sends forth His Word and melts them; He causes His wind to blow and the waters to flow.”

This extreme language is how we must begin to understand the power of God. By writing out the words of truth deriving from the Father, we may understand how these words will melt hearts and rescue those in need. For if the words expressed are truly from God, granted by the Holy Spirit, then we may be rest assured that we bear the gift of freedom to state them. For by this same Spirit we are granted the key to open the door by which we enter the kingdom of Heaven.

Justice, dignity, opportunity, and freedom…These are only a few of the characteristics that we are given by seeking to define the term God. For this is our priority and our goal in life…To find God.
We have many difficult issues to face here as a nation in this 21st century. We have so many obstacles that must be overcome. We must demonstrate the Spirit by which we were first created. We must work together to make progress and move forward. Our progress is dependent upon this Spirit of God working in the lives of the future generations to come and upholding the Ten Commandments which are to be the foundation of our Government system, in a NEW WORLD.

As we discuss the New Jerusalem we must know that God desires for peace to be the mission by which it is established. God did not intend for war to be the focus of our issues here in this world, and the battle that has existed in Israel, between the Israelis and Palestinians, is a prime example of a situation that demands for an extreme resolution. Resolve is to be the core of our existence on this earth. For it is God’s promise that He will establish justice and peace here on earth, and a NEW Jerusalem. Recall the Scripture concerning a New Heavens and a New Earth in the Book of Revelation.

Let us not reject the earth beneath us or the sky above for these are to be embraced in full as part of our inheritance and God has provided them to us for having dedicated our lives to serving an absolutely sovereign God, through Jesus Christ.

He is the light and the beacon of hope.

Remember, that by the Glory of God we are to be divided and separated from the world of the lost…Testing is at the heart of all communication in the world now, and roles must be filled in order to fulfill God’s prophecy. Through His Glory and all the Angels of Heaven we are divided. The Angels are the loyal witnesses to all the world. Know that all of the pieces are in place for God’s prophecy to now be fulfilled and to demonstrate the state in which we are currently living.

Luke 12:51 “Do you supposed that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division.”
Now, you may see the roles that are in place…

War and Cooperation-The Final Battle To Save…

Leap of Faith: Daily Lessons About Jesus Christ

Chapter: Ideology versus Value (Pages 391-392)

Problem one: people are more and more isolated, busy, and disconnected. Our foreign policy has become an aggressive assertion of military superiority in a defensive and reactive mode, seeking to protect us against growing and invisible threats as opposed to addressing the root causes of those threats.

Prophetic politics should not debate whether our strategies should be cultural, political, or economic but would rather show how they must be all three, led by a moral compass. Let’s get centered with God.

We need competent and spiritually aware community organizers, social entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations, faith- based communities, and parents  to help show the way forward now.

We need to be focused upon pushing parties toward moral consistency and their best-stated values and away from negative campaigning that both sides too often engage in.

If we consider the movement of the Baptist minister Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., we see how he incorporated a strong moral foundation and social infrastructure that resulted in a civil rights movement that made an impression on the nation in its expressed ideals and changed us forever.

Problem two: how does the religious foundation of sacredness of human life challenge all the candidates on issues such as abortion, capital punishment, military spending, missile defense, and gun control? These are all issues that a person’s religion has a major influence upon, and we need to be mindful of the morality behind the issues.

 

“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how will it be made salty again? It is good for nothing anymore, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do men light a lamp, and put it under the peck-measure, but on the lamp stand; and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”

Matthew 5:13-16 (nasb) (emphasis added)

If one’s religious and ethical commitments do not shape a candidate’s public life, then what kind of commitments are they? James 2:26 (nasb) says, “For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.”

One point to be addressed is how many presidents have been voted into office by the majority of dead votes? This needs to change. From a candidate’s standpoint, the moral compass that directs an individual’s public life and their convictions shape their political objectives.

Organizations such as Bread for the World and Habitat for Humanity have demonstrated a strong advocacy for faith-based justice in the public square and have established a clear place for moderate and progressive Christian perspectives.

Moving away from a political world of liberals and conservatives would be a huge step in the right direction for positive change and would open up a new politics of solutions. We need to remember that there are multiple angles for perceiving and resolving the problem.

 

Leap Of Faith: Daily Lessons About Jesus Christ

Chapter: War Criteria (Pages 397-400)

From a Christian standpoint, war is not intended to be imminent unless it meets certain criteria and conditions. These are extreme circumstances that are fundamental of Christianity. We must be sure not to attempt to use war as a form of persecution, which is very popular within the radical elements of Islam. Christian war begins with the God-head, Jesus Christ, and networks down from his mind into the entire body of Christ. This is how we know how to handle the evil in the world and use assertive actions to remove the problematic issues.

War is evaluated on the basis of Christian theology. Patriotism means loving your country and its best ideals but also addressing issues that strike you as utterly wrong. Remember the fact that Christian faith supersedes patriotism.

For example, as a worldwide solution, and incorporating the United Nations, we could have used the international community more effectively to isolate, contain, disarm, and finally undermine and remove Saddam Hussein from his radical regime in Iraq. Being mindful of the agenda behind the war is necessary for understanding the reasons that we remained there for an extended period of time. From a Christian standpoint, we are not to use our own humanistic agenda to justify a war. This is a point to be made.

A possible solution in this case could have been founded on the basis of international law, political wisdom, and collective action centered on morality, and this should have guided our actions.

For the United States to voluntarily instigate the situation was a very risky precedent. In short, this basically undermined the system of international security that we had established since World War II.

 

We need to be mindful of the ultimate cause of the United States taking action and being the aggressor in this unusual situation. I personally feel that Saddam Hussein did deserve to be taken out of power, but the question is: was it our job to do so? Was Saddam Hussein the source for the events that took place on 9/11? Did Saddam Hussein have ties with terrorists in the Middle East? I believe that we can categorize Saddam Hussein as a terrorist in his own country without a doubt. He was a murderer and promoted further a regime that was grievously violent and radical. His regime was one of chaos and evil, and much about control and corruption…

But was Saddam Hussein really capable of pressing a trigger that would result in mass murder? I see that the manipulation of the intelligence in this case in order to support an agenda of war became one of the worst distortions of information in modern history. Regardless, he was a really deceitful individual, but much of our relationship with Saudi Arabia and our source of oil derived from our relations behind the scenes with him…Consider the power that he had and why we took the action that we did…

When we consider the Bush administration we ought to be careful not to be entrenched into a Pax Americana, which means “going at it alone,” as the world’s only superpower. The bottom line is that our decision to go to war was based on a premise, which included the rule of law or the habit of war, collective action or unilateral decisions, effective containment, or unpredictable escalation. These decisions were simply hypocritical to the Christian morality that is to be used to contain or resolve such a situation.The question to be asked is: was the Bush administration using the correct morality in deciding on whether or not to go to war? I can see where the impulse decision to seek out revenge on our enemies could have a major influence on the rational sense of a decision with such magnitude. Biblical precepts and morality teach self-control. We are to make decisions after much evaluation and consideration. Remember, God never gets into a hurry. We must maintain consistency.

“And He will judge between the nations, and will render decisions for many peoples; And they will hammer their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, and never again will they learn war.”

Isaiah 2:4 (emphasis added) (nasb)

I believe that abiding by such biblical truth gives us peace of mind in resolving matters of war.

Our duty, along with United Nations, is to maintain that governments in foreign countries do not threaten the peace that is to be maintained at all costs and to eliminate any and all efforts to develop weapons of mass destruction. At all times we are to align with the United Nations in pursuing such efforts of establishing safety. We must be mindful of moral principles, political wisdom, and international law. Christianity teaches peace, and we are to abide by the fundamental principles and precepts that are so clearly written throughout the Bible.

As a country we are responsible for setting the example of not using immorality as a basis for our decisions, especially in going to war. The United States is to be founded upon the ideas of morality and is to seek out a desire that allows us to relate to all peoples around the world. It is our absolute duty to focus upon establishing these principles. We need to keep in mind the international law, which states that we are to invoke the authority to go to war only if it is in self-defense following an attack.

I do see a side of things where we ought to help out peoples that are suffering and to protect the lives of those in other countries being controlled by radical dictators with evil intentions or non-Biblical Precepts. I see a just cause in seeking to protect them, but it must first begin with peace talks. Start with a peaceful resolution, and then use a board of directors to make the best decision from a morality standpoint on how to contain a radical regime. This is a decision that demands deep study into biblical truth that will guide us into knowing the correct move to make.

 

Political extremism is another dangerous issue to address but one in which terrible decisions can be made based upon an underlying agenda. By initiating a war in a region that is already in great turmoil there is a strong possibility that we might destabilize a government and increase the problem of political extremism. We must be mindful not to add fuel to the fire. The last thing that we want to do is make the situation any worse than it already is. This is why it is essential that sincere dedication to making the correct moral evaluation is a dire necessity.

Religious hope is at the heart of the United States of America. Remember that our ultimate source of wisdom is the Word of God, the Holy Bible. There are no sources that outdate the truth, which comes from the Word. The Word of God supersedes the Constitution in its Power.

The Bible is not to be abused or taken for granted. Use it in all decisions. It will not lead you astray. Having a Christian conscience is what it takes to lead a country. Many people may not agree, but this is how you get there. It is each person’s job to connect the dots and discover the truth.

I believe that before anyone should criticize they should do the work and discover the truth from intense research and analysis. If you have an opinion, be sure that you can back it up with the facts.

“If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is worthless. This is pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father, to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.”

James 1:26-27 (nasb)

Leap Of Faith: Daily Lessons About Jesus Christ

Chapter: Cooperation Achieves Results (Pages 401-402)

Now, let us come to the realization that in order to achieve success we must be able to find common ground and strive for cooperation in all that we do. Without individuals seeking to discover areas where we can embrace each other with ideas and solutions, we are at a loss—a loss unlike anything we have ever seen in the history of our country. We need solutions and people with the heart for our country, with the desire to empower and teach the Truth of God (7 Spirits of God).

I want to see our leaders instill hope and glory into the world. I want to see men and women who once had hope for our country succeed. I pray for the leaders of the world and hope that they will see the light and the discover the answers to all of the problematic issues. Where are the answers? The answers that we need do not come from our own ideas; they come from God.

I have passion for our country. I have hope. I see a country that has the opportunity to rise as the Son in all His Righteousness into a state that will forever flourish and allow for all citizens to live fulfilling and successful lives. I want to see those who have lost hope and desire move forward and rediscover that hope that they once possessed. I want the people of the United States to know that they have the ability to pursue their dreams and follow their heart wherever they should choose to go. I want America to be a country that leads the world and brightens the future for all generations to come.

 

I will not stand by and watch America be torn down, but I will demand to see it transform from its old ways….the “old self” into the “new self”... I want to see America come together and once again be the light of the world. We do this together as one Nation Under God.

We do not approach anything alone. We are a team, and we are a unit as a body of believers… We work with one other to resolve these issues. We need cooperation in order to get it done.

The heart of the country is alive, and we are here to make sure that you know we are ready to do whatever it takes to get the job done. We will not allow anyone to disrupt this situation. We are together on this, and we will not give up. Remember this: we stand side by side as brothers and sisters in Christ to be the example for the entire world to see.

I know that we can do this if we set our heart upon the idea: what we do, we do together!

Embrace the truth, and hear the voice of reason.

“Pilate therefore said to Him, “So You are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness of the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”

John 18:37 (nasb)

Peace in Truth

Leap Of Faith: Daily Lessons About Jesus Christ

Chapter: Peace in Truth (Pages 109-112)

Truth comes from God. God teaches peace through His Son, Jesus Christ. This is the central theme throughout the Bible. Jesus came to be the example and to give His life for our sin in order that sacrifice and peace might be demonstrated.

The issues to be addressed in our modern-day world are those of injustice and insecurity. Anger as well as resentment are the outright cause for war, as well as irrational decision-making that is simply not the way of God.These principles have been so deeply embedded into the heart of our political system and fundamental economic system that the results have been detrimental to our survival as a people who seek to honor Christ.

Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.said,“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is a nation approaching spiritual death” (Dr. Martin Luther King.net). I believe that as a country we have been warned about the risk of going to war and the consequences thereof. The result of war is more civilian casualties, the death of American men and women, and indirectly more instability and rebellious violence in a highly volatile Middle Eastern region. Regardless of whether the war is in Iraq, we will see more uprising of terrorist and rebellious acts of violence. The more force that we bring, the more conflict will arise. We are to be a protector and a guardian for ourselves foremost and the citizens of the United States. We are to uphold our commitments to our alliances but not to seek to invade or conquer countries out of selfish ambition to become the supreme authority. We are to demonstrate respect to all countries as the light of the world.

 

The Bible teaches us that we are to seek out peace. We are not to be the supreme aggressor in situations or conflict. The result of war leads to poverty, racism, hopelessness, and spiritual death. We are to uphold the idea of peace and war itself is a last resort.

We are to strive and seek out that every family in the United States has the opportunity to discover their own personal piece of the global economy. We, as a nation, are to be the light in the darkness. The light of the world does not promote acts of war. The light of the world is to be a shining example of what every country may accomplish by seeking out peace. The light of the world is to be the example of how each and every family may have their own vine and fig tree. How does a country achieve this goal? The simple fact is that it demands a restructuring of our entire system. We need to be upholding morality and value, as opposed to seeking out to conquer and to control other countries across the world.

Our country demands the right to freedom but upholds truth. Truth comes from the living Word of God. Our vine and fig tree are rewards that come from God by believing in His Son, Jesus Christ. When every family has a small piece of earth upon which to build a life, no one lives in fear. Fear arises from people in highly influential positions not taking action in helping to provide the resources for each family and to have the equal and ample opportunity to obtain their own personal patch of God’s creation.

Much of what we have seen over the course of time has been that those who have been very successful have attempted to control people rather than allowing equal opportunity for economic growth. The more jobs and opportunity there are, the better our economy is, and life as a whole. Our economy is to be driven by all peoples of all walks and races. Our job and our success is to help instill confidence and truth. Our job is to walk throughout the world as examples of how each man or woman who comes from little may achieve his or her dreams. Our goal is to allow each and every person to follow that dream.

 

The cost of war is where our debt is arising. Rather than spending millions of dollars in funding our military, we need to be creating programs that empower the millions of poverty-stricken families across the world. We need to address the issue of the lack of education for inner city youth who have been held in the prison of poverty for so long now. We need to seek to provide housing for women and children who have been forced to live in homeless shelters and for those who are going hungry. We are to be seeking to act as humble servants, and along with our success comes much responsibility. We are not only to be accountable to ourselves with our success, but we are more importantly accountable to those less fortunate. This type of mentality arises from biblical understanding.

From much of what I have seen over the course of my life, there has been this made-up talk about this antichrist figure that will claim to bring peace to the world. I want this to be clear: the beast in Revelation is the antichrist. The antichrist is not one man; it is a system of operation that simply does not retain biblical commandments. When we consider a savior, how do we imagine that savior? How will that person appear to us? The truth be told—this savior will tell you what you need to hear and not what you want to hear. This savior will inform you of the truth that a country faces and what much of the world does not want to hear. Recall what Jesus did during His first coming. Jesus disrupted what man had created. Man had rejected God’s direction and out of greed, ignorance, selfishness, and immorality had become the opposite of what God had desired. Man was backward from what God had established in the beginning.

We are to be sowing seeds for justice and peace.

Jesus is here to teach us that we are no longer in bondage or prisoners. We are free, and we each have the right to obtain our own personal piece of God’s creation to build upon. We are to seek to build up and not to tear down. This is the truth behind Jesus. We are not to destroy; we are to empower.

 

“And it will come about in the last days that the mountain of the house of the Lord will be established as the chief of the mountains. It will be raised above the hills, and the peoples will stream to it. And many nations will come and say, “Come let us go up to the mountain of the Lord and to the house of the God of Jacob, that He may teach us about His ways and that we may walk in His paths. For from Zion will go forth the law, even the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He will judge between many peoples and render decisions for the mighty, distant nations. Then they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; Nation will not lift up sword against nation, and never again will they train for war. And each of them will sit under his vine and under his fig tree, with no one to make them afraid, for the mouth of the Lord of hosts has spoken. Though all the peoples walk each in the name of his god, as for us, we will walk in the name of the Lord our God forever and ever.”

Micah 4:1-5 (nasb) (emphasis added)