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Working out your salvation

Posted by appolus on May 28, 2015

Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. (Php 2:12b)

“Working out,” our salvation, for many is a paradox because of the word “work.” It implies that we have our part to play and of course we do, we must respond to a loving hand that is reaching out to us. The very wellspring of everything that we do flows from our relationship with Jesus. It starts there and it ends there. Everything else is a by-product of that relationship. Make anything else the primary object and we inevitably begin to drift away and become less and less effective for Him until there is only works left which are not infused with life. God created man, but He had to breathe into Him to bring about life. Let everything we do and say be God breathed.

What is for sure is that what is going on internally will eventually manifest itself externally. I say eventually because it is often not readily apparent to others what is going on inside of us. The actor can so often give the impression of life but life is a force and it gives life, it begets life so to speak. The pharisee judges the hearts of men by what he perceives externally, it is not so with the Lord. In the parable of the obedient son in Matt 21 Jesus speaks of two sons, one apparently obedient and the other rebellious. Yet as it plays out we see that the apparently obedient son did not have the heart to do the will of the Father. The disobedient son repents of his disobedience with a contrite heart and does the will of his father. Jesus then tells the pharisees that whores will enter heaven before they ever will. Quite shocking isn’t it?

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Who shall dwell with the devouring fire?

Posted by appolus on May 26, 2015

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The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings? (Isa 33:14)

We know from Hebrews 12 that God Himself is the burning fire. And so to the hypocrites and sinners that dwell within Zion, dwell within Christendom, fear and terror besiege them in the day of trouble. Let not those who abandon the Word of God so recklessly think that they will stand in the evil day to come. The inner man is revealed in the day of trouble. Can you imagine the double fear of those who stand without God. First their human enemies will strike terror into their hearts and then when they see Gods mighty hand move, a true terror now is revealed for everything is exposed in the light of the fire of God.

What a difference for the child of God. To stand in the presence of the fire of God when one is covered by the Blood of the Lamb is to behold His glory and marvel. Those who know God and know His presence are comforted by the fire of God in the midst of calamity. In fact calamity only intensifies the presence of God in the hearts of the redeemed. This chapter tells us that they who dwell and magnify God in the midst of the consuming fire are those who walk in righteousness.The man who speaks truth and stands upon Truth is the man who dwells in a high place and that high place is the presence of God and that presence is as a refuge to him. He stands upon the Rock, he hides behind the Rock, his eyes have seen the King of beauty and they have beheld the Kingdom that was and is and is to come. This is their strength and quiet assurance. Read the rest of this entry »

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Watchman, what is left of the night?

Posted by appolus on May 24, 2015

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The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what
of the night? The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night. (Isa 21:11-12)

The answer that is given to the question posed by the title of this post is ” Morning is coming but also the night.” I think that is exactly where we stand, we being the Body of Christ living in a world that plunges deeper each day into darkness as it throws of the vestiges of truth yet Christ is at the door. There seems to be a determined effort by the world at large to rid itself of the ” shackles and restraints,” of absolute truth. I am sure previous generations would be horrified to see the complicit nature of so many of the institutions that claims the name of Christ in all of this, and in many cases are actually leading the way.

In Isaiah 21 we see a prophecy against Dumah. No one is really sure who Dumah is but what is certain is that Israel is being warned not to rely upon its neighbors for help for judgement was coming against all of her neighbors. God and He alone must be our help especially in times of danger and judgement. What is certain is that in times of danger while most sleep, there are watchmen and there are folks who want to know what the watchman sees. God has called the pastors of His sheep to be watchmen. For sure the sheep are to be fed and to be led but they are also to be secured. There are bears and there are wolves and they are on the prowl and the sheep are in most danger in the night watches. What good the shepherd if he feeds the sheep well but then sleeps and allows the predators to come in and take the sheep?

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The Broken Heart of God

Posted by appolus on May 23, 2015

crossThe heart that is open
Is the broken heart
He was wounded for our transgressions
By the stripes upon His back

The branch that is grafted in
Has been broken from the tree
And the root that receives the branch
Was opened up for you and me

A broken branch a wounded Son
A Father’s heart was torn in two
The curtain rent now all could see
The Holiness that came to view

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The Fall of Christendom and the separation of the remnant.

Posted by appolus on May 22, 2015

The_Fall_of_Christen_Cover_for_KindleI have just released this book. It is now available on amazon The Fall of Christendom and the Separation of the Remnant. and you can also get it at this link https://www.createspace.com/4853756
The Book talks of the present state of Christendom and how that affects and challenges the Body of Christ. We are living in days that we have never seen before. The foundations of all truth are being attacked and undermined and destroyed. Compromise is the order of the day and the world will demand more and more compromise in order to allow Christendom to exist in its current form. Now if you are a genuine saint, what will you do? Can you go along with the compromises that we see unfold? This book addresses the situation for the genuine saint and speaks to some of the fears and troubles we are and will face in the coming dark days. Please feel free to share this with anyone who may be interested. I have tried to keep it as cheap as possible. It can be purchased for $6.99. You can click on the image to purchase the book.

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Drawing from the wells of Salvation

Posted by appolus on May 21, 2015

oasisIsa 12:3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.

Have you ever noticed that the yielded saints who have been through the most trials and troubles in their lives are the deepest of saints? They have been tried in the deserts of afflictions and yet they not only survive but they thrive. In the hottest desert and the most arid places nothing should live. Yet here are these saints, not armed with clichés or words that are not backed by reality, but armed with a power that has no limit. What makes the world weaker makes them stronger. In their own weakness they have found a great strength. The have discovered that if it were just them, they would have dried up and blown away, but in Christ and because of Christ they draw water from the very depths of the Father’s heart.

A life, fully committed to Christ has access to the deepest wells. Therefore since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind(1 Pet 4:1) With this power principalities and powers are rendered impotent. The harder they try, the more they come against you, the deeper they drive you into the Father’s heart. To yield is to draw from the well. To surrender and embrace your circumstances in Christ is to drink your fill from the everlasting wells of salvation. For in this yielding and surrendering we are acknowledging that God Himself has ordered your steps. And as you are refreshed by the living waters that flow into your circumstances, great joy comes with the knowledge that He is faithful to you and that He is with you. This joy stands as a witness and a testimony to the one who saved you. Your joy is a reflection of your faith. Now it is a learning process to the flesh. Some saints draw from the well sooner than others, but be assured saint, the well is there and you have been called to draw from it.

When you draw from these wells brothers and sisters, the waters not only refresh you but are poured forth through the brokenness of your circumstances to others that face similar circumstances. Paul encouraged the saints in his chains to be bold for Christ. We who face dire circumstances are called by faith to joy and this faith and joy God will use to refresh the souls of the weary. With the comfort that we have been comforted with we have been called to comfort others. It can become a perpetual cycle of beauty and holiness. To draw waters from the wells of salvation by faith is to have the eyes of your spirit opened to the glory and the majesty of God. God is glorified in our sufferings because the joy that comes is so out-of-place. A flower in the desert? Color in an otherwise colorless landscape? Yes indeed. He brings life out of death. He brings joy from sadness, He creates rivers in the desert, He brings peace from chaos.

So if you are facing difficult circumstances I want you to know that God is right there. A well, an oasis deep in the desert. You will find victory in the yielding. Surrender to God that circumstance that has hounded you. That sickness that has threatened to overwhelm your body. That anxiety that has robbed you of your sleep and denied you of your heritage, a peace that surpasses all understanding. Surrender to God in all of it and lower down your vessel into the deep depths of the everlasting well that sustains you. Dear Lord, bless all saints today who have a spirit of heaviness. Give them eyes to see what the Spirit sees in their lives. Let them put on a garment of praise and be filled with joy and may you be glorified in all of it.

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Standing in the Evil day! -Come out from her.

Posted by appolus on May 19, 2015

riverIsa 7:9b If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.

Just this week we are hearing reports of the Anglican Church confirming and affirming homosexual marriage and the ordination of practicing homosexual ministers. This extends to the church in Scotland and Ireland and France and all throughout Europe. And of course right here in the States many of the mainline denominations have already given themselves over to this gross error even before the Supreme court rules in June.

Now the question must be asked, why then do genuine saints stay with such corrupt organizations? Indeed that must be a question that every saint around the world who identifies themselves under the name and the banner of such organizations must ask themselves. Is it misplaced loyalty? Is it merely because of tradition? Is it a fundamental lack of understanding of just what the Scriptures are referring to when it speaks of the Body of Christ and the unity of the Body? My question would be to any saint found within the walls of organizations that sanctify and solemnize homosexuality ” where is your loyalty to the Truth?” Are you so divided in heart and mind that you can overlook this? What next? If they were to strip the Lord Jesus of His Sonship would you still stay? If they were to advocate that there are many paths to heaven would you stay?

Now I am not picking on homosexuality in particular. There are many sins of which these denominations have overlooked and then ultimately embraced. My argument would be that if this is not the straw that breaks the camels back then the camels back is not going to be broken. It stands in such violation to the word of God that the people who embrace such error are truly without excuse. I believe God Himself is exposing the very underpinnings of these institutions. So therefore, if God is speaking are you listening? The Scripture above reminds us of a fundamental truth ” If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.” When Judah was face with destruction and the hearts of her people were shaken like the wind shakes the trees then they are advised to stand firm in your faith or you shall not stand at all. This, I believe, is the admonition by the Lord to His people today. Stand firm, do not be moved by the cultural winds of the world that are blowing with hurricane force for if you do not you shall not stand.

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Seeing God as opposed to hearing about God

Posted by appolus on May 16, 2015

GodI have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes. (Job 42:5-6)

You know, there is a gulf as wide as the stars in the heaven between those who have heard about God and those whose spiritual eyes have seen Jesus. At the same time, the gulf is no wider than the distance between our heads and our hearts. One ultimately leads to life, the other leads to death. Have you encountered God in a supernatural fashion or is Christianity merely a philosophy to you? Many men in this world are sold out to religion or philosophy and even have a zealousness in their pursuit of it. Paul says in Romans 10:2 that I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. They did not know God, they had only heard about Him from others or through learning. They had second-hand information, they were not eye-witnesses of His glory. Jesus came to share His glory with us that He had been given by the Father. The children of God are touched by the glory of God.

When we truly stand in the light of Christ’s glory, when our eyes behold His glory then we surely know who He is and who we are in comparison. It leads to life because at the same time the glory of God is the grace of God. Therefore to encounter God is to be transparent and fully understand our state. Yet in that moment, at the apex of understanding that we deserve no mercy, we find mercy by encountering Gods grace which eclipses our view of ourselves and fixes our eyes upon Jesus. Out from that encounter flows the greatest of joy because we have just been touched by unconditional love and it burns into every part of who we are. Our love for Jesus is taken from beyond the realms of the head and explodes in the heart, changing everything. Everything changes. To know Jesus, to see Jesus high and lifted up, to experience His love and His mercy and His grace is the cauldron of creation. It is in this knowing that sanctification takes place. Self effort is the road of the religionists. Yielding is the road of the saint.

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The reason for the terrible doctrine of the remnant

Posted by appolus on May 14, 2015

indexThe remnant’s role, the Body of Christ, has changed little down through the centuries, always at her core she has been called to be a witness, an eye-witness to Gods glory. This is the essential heartbeat of Gods Remnant bride and always will be. In this role she has been used as a sanctuary, the sanctuary, the Holy of Holy’s. She is a tabernacle in the wilderness, she is Gods temple here on earth. At the same time she has always been despised by the religious spirit because she speaks truth to power. In these last days God says in His word through His prophet Zechariah that ” In that last day a fountain shall be opened up for the house of David,” and God Himself says again through the prophet that ( speaking of Christendom) “Two thirds in it shall be cut off and die. But one-third shall be left in it. I will bring the one-third through the fire, I will refine them as silver is refined and test them as gold is tested. They will call on my name and I will answer them. I will say ” This is my people.” (Zec 13:8-9)

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New anti-extremist laws in Britain

Posted by appolus on May 13, 2015

cameronI believe the real target is to silence Christianity. I believe the people that are doing this are well intentioned enough, just caught up in a scheme that is much larger than them and beyond their comprehension. America will follow soon enough. And note that it is the Conservatives, in the name of security, that are seeking to silence free speech which will translate into silencing the sharing of the Gospel and the truths found within the Scriptures………….bro Frank

Make sure and read the whole article………… New laws to target radicalisation

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I hear the cries of yesterday!

Posted by appolus on May 12, 2015

mountainI hear the cries of yesterday
They echo throughout my soul
They are etched upon my very face
And on my heart they have taken their toll

Deep waters, give up your children
Mighty waves, just you settle down
Howling winds that scream from the past
Cease your blowing until I can’t hear a sound

Towering mountains come down to the valley
Stars in heaven wont you light up my way?
Mighty rivers dry up to a trickle
Only then will you hear me say

Only the light can pierce the darkness
Only the Son can displace the night
Only a victor can win the battle
Only He can teach me to fight

Now I walk behind the praises of tomorrow
The Son casts His shadow behind
And the joy that is set before me
Shines down love and brings peace to my mind

The cries of yesterday are forgotten
And my heart is healed by His love
The flower in the desert is blooming
As His rain falls down from above.

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The terrible doctrine of the Remnant by A.W.Tozer

Posted by appolus on May 12, 2015

pathTHE TERRIBLE DOCTRINE OF THE REMNANT by A.W.Tozer

By A.W.Tozer. From a previously unpublished essay and now in “Reclaiming Christianity.” It can also be heard here. http://www.box.net/shared/oe47j3glqb

Rom 9:27 Isaiah also cries concerning Israel, “though the numbers of the sons of Israel is as the sands of the sea, a remnant shall be saved.’

I want to articulate a doctrine in the Bible that is very troubling and alarming. I am very much afraid that the Bible is a more alarming book than we know .Before I explain what I mean, I would like to read the words of a hymn. I love this hymn from Edwin Hodder (1837-1904) about the Word.

The Word is like a garden , Lord
With flowers bright and fair;
And everyone who seeks may pluck
A lovely cluster there.
Thy Word is like a deep, deep mine;
And jewels rich and rare
Are hidden in its mighty depths
For every searcher there.

Thy Word is like a starry host;
A thousand rays of light
Are seen to guide the traveler
And make his pathway bright.
Thy Word is like an armory
Where soldiers may repair.
And find, for life’s long battle day
All needful weapons there.

All of that is true. I enjoy hearing that song and I enjoy singing it. However, I am a little bit afraid that that is the attitude we take toward the Scriptures-that it is a beautiful jewel to wear on or around our neck or our finger, or corsage to wear at some dress up occasion where the star shines on it; that it is fragrant. It is all that. But it is something more than that, and in our simple elegance, I am afraid we are not letting the Word of God mean to us what it ought to mean. Whatever the educators may be saying, whatever the current religious vogue may be, here is doctrine clearly taught in the Scripture,, which cultists have mis-read and have wrested to their own destruction. For every cultist says ” We are the people.” But I refuse to reject the doctrine because somebody else has wrested the doctrine to his of her own destruction. I have neither starry hopes for you to admire nor posies for you to smell; but what I do have is a terrible doctrine that hurt and bothers and makes me sorrow in spirit. It is the doctrine of the Remnant.

Only a Fragment

What is the doctrine of the Remnant? It is simply this; that in our blind, fallen, sinful world of mankind, at any given time, the vast overwhelming majority is lost. And by lost, I do not mean they have missed their way or come short of the mark or are less that they wanted to be or fail to fulfill their dreams. By lost I mean, alienated from God and an enemy to Him, without pardon, without life, without hope. What does the doctrine of the Remnant mean? “Remnant,’ means a small fragment, a surviving trace. It means that some-thing yet remains when the larger body is somewhere else. The Romans 9:27 text deals with Israel, but it sets forth clearly the doctrine as applying to the entire human race as well as the Church. This was true among the nations before Abraham; it was true of Israel after Abraham; and it is true of the Church since Pentecost. I am alarmed because it has been true since Pentecost that such a vast number of people who call themselves Christians-the overwhelming majority-are nominal, and only a remnant is saved.

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The prodigal rebel

Posted by appolus on May 11, 2015

prodigal 2prodigal 1Isa 1:2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.

Maybe you are the parent or parents of a rebellious child? You heart has literally been broken by the path you son or daughter has taken. You have anguished long and hard and looked deep within yourself to see why such a thing has happened. Perhaps you were not the perfect parent, maybe you yourself were not raised by the perfect parent? God has seen your tears and has witnessed your many sleepless nights. He has heard your cries for forgiveness for things that may have contributed to the situation. Can I tell you that God dwells with the broken and the contrite? He does not dwell with the proud or the self-righteous. The man that could not even raise his head is the man that goes down the hill justified in the parable. Now when God has forgiven you, what entity will bring it back to you? Read the rest of this entry »

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The compromising church vs the confessing Church.

Posted by appolus on May 10, 2015

confessingchurch-wikimedia-Gregor-HelmsBelow is a helpful article that compares the ” confessing,” church to the ” compromising,” church. In every era in the last 2000 years, men, almost entirely hirelings with ministries to protect, have been the enemies of God’s people who have separated themselves from compromise. Whether it was Novationists or Donotists or Luther or Moravians or anabaptists or a 1000 other groups, God’s remnant people have separated themselves in order to live an uncompromised life. It has brought them ridicule and scorn and they are most often decried as malcontents and trouble-makers, the devil never really changes his language and typically uses the same type of person, the person who loves to fit in, as his spokesperson. It’s a sad kind of jealousy that can lead to utter hatred and violence as we have witnessed down through the ages.

8 clear signs of a comprimsed church

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Out of the fire

Posted by appolus on May 9, 2015

furnacePsa 18:4-5 The pangs of death surrounded me, And the floods of ungodliness made me afraid. The sorrows of Sheol surrounded me; The snares of death confronted me.

One of the wonderful things about the Psalms and the Scriptures in general is that they are totally honest. We catch an insight into the troubles of the hero’s of our faith and we realize that to a great degree they are just like us. The words of David above are so honest. How many times have we been afraid? How many times in our lives have circumstances threatened to overwhelm us? We are confronted with situations that we think we cannot possibly handle and in the natural that may very well be true.

Yet just before that David starts out with ” I will love you o Lord my strength.” He declares that the Lord is his rock and his fortress, his shield, his salvation and his stronghold. And then he honestly declares to the Lord his situation and how he is feeling and dealing with everything that is coming against him. Dont you love that about our Lord? Dont you love that we can be honest with Him and be faithful to Him while being honest about the situations we are facing? I believe that the Lord loves this. He deals with His children exactly where they are.

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Christianity has a target on its back!

Posted by appolus on May 7, 2015

rev-17-whore-of-babylonJer 4:30…. Though you clothe yourself with crimson, Though you adorn yourself with ornaments of gold, Though you enlarge your eyes with paint, In vain you will make yourself fair; Your lovers will despise you; They will seek your life.

When God has spoken, when He has determined in His heart that His judgements shall come to pass then indeed in Jer 4:28 it says that the earth shall mourn and the heavens shall be black. Can I suggest brothers and sisters that God has spoken. The time of judgement is at hand and of course judgement begins at the house of the Lord. Many in Christendom run to and fro looking to forces that have helped them in the past. They appeal to society at large, they appeal to the courts, they appeal to politicians and to seats of power yet their lovers will despise them;they will seek their lives.

It is a sad sight to see Christian groups appeal to politicians and other groups, these are their lovers whom they have layed down with before. Yet when the worm turns, when no matter how much you try to make yourself attractive to them, they will ultimately despise you and seek your life. Politicians used to need the Evangelical vote and they courted them and Christendom loved to have it so. Now, rapidly, the Christian vote is becoming a liability to politicians of all stripes.

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My heart is stilled.

Posted by appolus on May 6, 2015

still waters

Though the waters roar and are troubled
And the mountains fall to the sea
And the earth cries out for it’s filled with pains
My heart is stilled for my God reigns

Though the night has come with its darkness
And the world is ablaze with its sin
The waters rise and come in like a flood
My heart is stilled for I’m covered by His Blood

Though the whole world falls still I’ll follow
I will follow to the ends of the earth
Though fires burn and the skies fall down
My heart is stilled for He’s all around

So let not your hearts be troubled
Nor be moved when the mountains crumble
Let the skies fall down let the fires burn
For we know our Redeemer shall soon return

My heart is stilled in the palm of His hand
It is quiet in the depths of His love
It rests beneath the shadow of His wing
In the depths of the dungeon you will still here me sing

Glory and majesty praise to our God
He is worthy of all praise and all honor
Let us stand for His glory and let us be filled
For He is my refuge and my heart it is stilled

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The break of dawn.

Posted by appolus on May 5, 2015

dawnPsa 46:5 God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.

God is in the midst of His people, He has set up His tabernacle right in the center of the Body of Christ. Can you imagine, the God of all the universe dwells with us! Where two or three are gathered there He is, at the very heart of it all. He is our strength, He is our refuge, He is a very present help in time of need. Any force that comes against us has to deal with God Almighty.

Now brothers and sisters, we are tested on this. Even the Lord Himself cried out from the cross ” My God, My God why has thou forsaken me?” Have you ever felt like you have been abandoned? This feeling runs head long into the Scripture that tells us that He would never leave us nor forsake us. Something has to give. We know at the very bottom of our hearts, at the very seat of all of our affections that God is always right and His Word never fails and that despite circumstances, He is not only with us, but He is in our midst.

Now we know from Hebrews 1 that faith is the evidence of things not seen. What can you not see in your life right now brothers and sisters? Maybe you cannot see a way out of your present circumstances? Maybe a doctor has given you a dire diagnosis? Maybe you look at an ever-increasing darkness in the world and wonder where it can all possibly end? Well, I am going to tell you something that you already know. God has not abandoned His people. God has not abandoned you, no matter your circumstances. He dwells in your heart and He dwells in the midst of His people. The break of dawn is that moment that comes after a long darkness, a darkness that seems like it would never end.

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Sharper than a two edged sword.

Posted by appolus on May 4, 2015

swordJoh 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

In another place God says through the Prophet “for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” It is a wonderful place to be when you can see past someone’s exterior and look into their hearts. The proud man, the man who is smug in his own outward behavior is totally blind to the fact that the Lord knows the secrets of a mans heart. You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time but a man can never fool God at any time. Saul was the obvious choice for King of Israel. He was tall and handsome and no doubt had charisma. David on the other hand was but a shepherd boy, just a lad, but God knew their hearts.

In Jeremiah 17 God says “But I, the LORD, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve.” It is true is it not, the Lord is the searcher and the examiner of all motives? It is less about what you do rather it’s about why you do it. Jesus in John 7 was addressing the fact that they were angry enough to kill Him because He healed a man on the Sabbath. Men, so blinded by outward appearance, cared nothing for the sick man. They were the guardians of the Law and it had afforded them a position, and all they were truly interested in was their position and how things looked to other men.

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Wrapped in the flag.

Posted by appolus on May 3, 2015

(Matt 5:13)You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty flagagain? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

So much of American Christianity is wrapped in their flag. Yet there is a wider problem in Christendom that goes well beyond the borders of the United States. It lies at the very heart of the religion of Christianity as opposed to the reality of Christ. True Christianity is indeed about becoming by grace what Christ is by nature. Yet the history of the Christian church from the time of Constantine to now has been about how to merge the church and the state. In order to do that the church has sanctioned wars and called it ” just wars.” This is the preposterous notion that the teachings of Jesus and the life of Christ in us are suspended in times of war and that it is perfectly okay to kill and maim you enemies if sanctioned by the state. Somehow the state over-rules Christ in times it deems to be emergencies.

This is no different from the Jewish leaders sacrificing to Roman gods inside the temple so as to preserve the temple system of worship and in doing so preserved their own place in society. If the visible church had opposed wars over the centuries they would have been driven out of public life and compelled to be an underground church. And therefore the church that we now know would not exist as it would have been an underground persecuted church. It would be a heck of a lot smaller but it would be the most powerful force on the planet as opposed to the weak and anemic world version we now see.If every professing saint in  Europe had refused to take up arms in the last several hundred years, there would have been no wars, including the two world wars.

Without the support of the established religious church, war could not exist as we know it in the west. What men have created, what men have forged together is now being dismantled from the inside by outside pressures. The culture is now demanding more and more of the established visible church. If it is to survive it will be forced to capitulate and the price of that capitulation is, as it always has been, truth. Thankfully God has always retained for Himself a remnant. He will have His witness and no force on earth can destroy it not even the gates of hell.

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