As the world itself has proclaimed, “there is no more racially and culturally segregated day of the week than Sunday and place than the Church”. Why do we have the Black Church, the Hispanic Church, the Asian Church, the White Church and the Rich Church and the Poor church, the Suburban church and the urban church, the Arab church and the Messianic, the this church, the that church and the other church? Why?
The reason is that this is a cultural Christianity, a counterfeit church system expressing a cultural Christianity, a Christendom that is born of flesh and planted in the shifting sand of blood and race and civilization and culture. Accordingly, what is born of flesh and blood will naturally, express itself through the same means, methods and motivations.
“9 But avoid stupid and foolish controversies and genealogies and dissensions and wrangling about the Law, for they are unprofitable and futile.” Titus 3:9 Amplified
“4 Nor to give importance to or occupy themselves with legends (fables, myths) and endless genealogies, which foster and promote useless speculations and questionings rather than acceptance in faith of God’s administration and the divine training that is in faith ([a]in that leaning of the entire human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence)” 1 Timothy 1:4 Amplified
“12 [No one] for there is no distinction between Jew and Greek. The same Lord is Lord over all [of us] and He generously bestows His riches upon all who call upon Him [in faith].” Romans 10:12 Amplified
“A dedicated Nation”, is how the body of Christ is defined 1 Peter 2:9, so here is your nationalism. However, to what nation do true believers in Christ, members of His mystical body and bride belong? If what we have just established above be the case, then the true church in the spirit is a race unto itself and no longer belongs to the Black race, the Hispanic race, the White Anglo Saxon Race or the Asian Race. No, in fact, we become a new spiritual ethnicity, a unique race of born again of the Spirit, supernatural people belonging to that invisible nation which finds its home in the heavens, the New Jerusalem (Galatians 4:6).
We are a dedicated nation yet, how can we be dedicated to the invisible nation if we are busy supporting and pursuing the agendas of the cultures in which we find ourselves placed merely, as sojourners? How do we justify before our one Lord and Monarch Christ, the devoting of ourselves and the offering of our allegiance to the earthly nations of which we are supposed to be only strangers, pilgrims, exiles and aliens?
“16 But the truth is that they were yearning for and aspiring to a better and more desirable country, that is, a heavenly [one]. For that reason God is not ashamed to be called their God [even to be surnamed their God—the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob], for He has prepared a city for them.” Hebrews 11:16 Amplified
How can I be dedicated to being a patriotic American and also be part of this dedicated nation of which I am commanded in the scripture to make my sole identity and give my full and undivided allegiance to, even to the point of dying for Her, if necessary?
Therefore, where is our citizenship? In heaven, in the New Jerusalem, the Mother of us all. Where is our eternal home? We are told in the final chapters of our bible, Revelation 21 and 22 that God creates a new heavens and a new earth and brings the New Jerusalem down from the heavens and places it on the renewed earth as an abode for the redeemed race of resurrected saints and also, makes His abode along with them.
This also extends to the obsessive preoccupation with the nation of Israel, according to the flesh, an even more religiously, culturally and ethnically based prejudice depending on a faulty understanding of what a Jew is in contrast to what we are taught in the writings of the Apostle Paul that “a Jew is one who is a Jew inwardly”, due to his or her faith in receiving a circumcised heart.
The New Covenant unequivocally declares that the circumcision in the flesh, as commanded under the Law of Moses qualifies no one for this distinction as a member of God’s people, “ a Jew outwardly” any longer rather, faith in Christ and baptism into His body is where the true Hebrew or child of Abraham is now to be found.
“But the Jerusalem that is above is free, which is the mother of us all.” Galatians 4:6 WEB
“21 Then I saw a new [a]sky (heaven) and a new earth, for the former [b]sky and the former earth had passed away (vanished), and there no longer existed any sea.
2 And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, all arrayed like a bride beautified and adorned for her husband;
3 Then I heard a mighty voice from the throne and I perceived its distinct words, saying, See! The abode of God is with men, and He will live (encamp, tent) among them; and they shall be His people, and God shall personally be with them and be their God.
4 God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall be no more, neither shall there be anguish (sorrow and mourning) nor grief nor pain any more, for the old conditions and the former order of things have passed away.” Revelation 21: 1-4 Amplified
True born again, Spirit-filled believers are citizens of heaven and have been transformed from the inside out, reborn through the Spirit in the heavens. According to the Apostle Paul, “we are seated in heavenly places with Christ”, already (Ephesians 2:6)! “Behold, if any man be in Christ he is a new creature, old things are passed away, behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
He is a new form of life, a new species, a new celestial creation of the heavens. We are seated in Christ at the right hand of the Father in the heavens! What we used to be, according to our finite and time imprisoned perspective, part of the human race has been put to death through baptism and we have been raised to new life as a regenerated, celestial species, ethnicity or race.
The Apostle tells us again that this is signified for us in water baptism (Romans 6), we go down under the water as the creature sold under sin and dead in our trespasses but emerge again from the water as a new creature born of God and free from death, sin and the grave. How glorious is this truth! Is this not much more exciting than clinging to our disadvantaged, disenfranchised, enslaved and exploited human civilizations, bloods and races? Also, I don’t know about you but this a lot more appealing to me than mixing with those hideous alien races of Star Trek and Star Wars lore!
“26 For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith.
27 For as many [of you] as were baptized into Christ [into a spiritual union and communion with Christ, the Anointed One, the Messiah] have put on (clothed yourselves with) Christ.
28 There is [now no distinction] neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is not male [b]and female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
29 And if you belong to Christ [are in Him Who is Abraham’s Seed], then you are Abraham’s offspring and [spiritual] heirs according to promise.” Galatians 3:26-29 Amplified
Thus, if we understand this otherworldly reality of being an entirely new and different species, then it should easily fall into place in our thinking to know that we also, now belong to a higher heavenly nation and no longer to that lower base nation. Just as we exchanged our lower base, earthly nature, so have we turned in our lowly earthly citizenship for the transcendent and eternal residency stationed in the heavens.
This being said, to my utter chagrin and if mine what about God’s, I hear nothing these days from the flag-waving, gun-toting section of the counterfeit church other than them being willing to go down in flames shooting for their beloved nation, speaking of the mythical entity called the United States of America and exporting that perverted patriotism to the recently created secular state of Israel! How shameful in light of the revelation we are bringing forth, here!
This patriotism is pure idolatry and treason committed against our invisible nation, as we fight with the wicked weapons of Satan’s device to win the day for a nation he is the creator of in rebellion to our Emperor and our Kingdom! If we choose to embrace this false loyalty to an earthly nation then we are traitors to the Kingdom of God, plain and simple! Our scripture states that we are a dedicated nation, dedicated to whom? Dedicated to Christ and Christ alone!
I am aware that one bible version speaks of believers as a peculiar people but I don’t think it means schizophrenic or bi-polar, splitting our allegiances and consciences between the Kingdom of light and the kingdom of darkness. The Apostle tells us clearly in his letter to the Christians at Corinth that these two worlds can never mix.
“14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers [do not make mismated alliances with them or come under a different yoke with them, inconsistent with your faith]. For what partnership have right living and right standing with God with iniquity and lawlessness? Or how can light have fellowship with darkness?
15 What harmony can there be between Christ and Belial [the devil]? Or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever?
16 What agreement [can there be between] a temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God; even as God said, I will dwell in and with and among them and will walk in and with and among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
17 So, come out from among [unbelievers], and separate (sever) yourselves from them, says the Lord, and touch not [any] unclean thing; then I will receive you kindly and treat you with favor,
18 And I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 Amplified
We should be ashamed but instead, this boastful and arrogant Paul Reverish clarion call issues forth from the most vocal corner of the counterfeit church -religious right, conservative Christian, republican, whitewashed world worshipers. Of course, this can be applied to any nation and culture on the earth but no group of nominal, nation worshiping, confessing Christians has so regrettably and foolishly distinguished themselves in their radical and militant defense of their earthly host culture.
The comical tragedy of this is the fact, that they have been totally hoodwinked by a Satanic global elite who doubles over in laughter at their ridiculously misplaced loyalties, as they toast to their New World Order with goblets gushing over with the innocent blood they have spilt to achieve their sinister objectives. They scornfully mock and hold in derision these useful conservative Christian, right-wing, republican idiots who continue to lift up the American nightmare as the dream they were sold along with the Brooklyn bridge!
Sad to say, it appears as if their sacrificial patriotic loyalty to the death for their earthly nation will be rewarded with registration into adult fun reorientation camps (FEMA concentration death camps)! What an ironic tragedy!
My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, my citizenship is not of this world if I have really been grafted into the invisible nation of Christ, no matter where I was born and which rebellious empire of unregenerate men issued me a birth certificate, social security number, passport and driver’s license. I dwell here temporarily and abide in a particular nation and may do so in several, before the Lord’s return to judge them all, I can’t change that, it is part of my cross.
The problem is that most Christians are still so deceived that they see it as a privilege and not a cross to the degree, that they will fight the Lord’s will when He wants to bring judgment on their host culture for its abominable sins against heaven and would rather have Him delay His coming so that they can continue to exercise and enjoy their “rights” under the banner of blasphemy that masquerades as their homeland!
Let me address some of you island people, you floated over on a life raft at the peril of your mortal life to escape the tyranny of that communist regime but you can be seen taking to the streets with Cuban flags. If it was such a paradise why did you risk being devoured by Jaws just for the chance of landing on the benevolent shores of the recreational republic?
You border hoppers who risked being gunned down while scaling barbed wire fences for the remote chance of working under the table at poverty level just to escape being slaughtered in one of the lunatic Latin American revolutions or to not have to fight to send your children to school in the midst of drug cartel warfare, yet continue to laud the glories of the murderous mob from which you escaped.
You Muslims who supposedly ducked the Sword of Sharia to profit from the freedom and rights produced by the continental white man and then you want to riot in the streets and demand beheadings over cartoons that criticize the very oppressive and violent religion and culture from which you ran? If the dry deserts of Islamic insanity are so ascendant and glorious, why are you not still basking in the sunshine of Sharia law instead of, trying to impose what made your life unbearable on your gracious American and European hosts?
In my experience as part of the workforce in Germany, I was privy to this deluded and ungrateful sentiment expressed by co-workers who had immigrated or their parents a generation before from oppressive or poor Muslim states (Turks, Eastern Europeans, former Soviet bloc country slaves) and bankrupt, seen their day, tourist trap, classical cultures (Greece, Italy, Spain, etc.) just to make a living. These ingrates were waving the flags of their beloved Fatherlands who couldn’t even provide them and their families with a decent enough income to eat yet, they could be heard cursing dastardly Deutschland for providing that for them as well as, medical care and health insurance.
These became prosperous enough in their earnings, even to be able to send back benevolent aid to their poor relatives who are still in the mother country suffering and starving. Not to mention, securing for themselves a nice retirement package to go home with and spend in the countries who gave them absolutely nothing! I know that I am not necessarily, speaking about Christian people here, although I haven’t espied much difference in their attitude overall, I just emphasize the depths to which human hypocrisy can descend in its twisted estimation of what really matters in life and to whom our loyalties should belong!
Christians, we have been delivered from all of this foolishness because we are not bound by all these cultural conventions, we are free men but do we know it? For our kingdom is not of this world! This is why Christ proclaimed to Pontius Pilate when this political puppet of Rome urged the Lord to defend Himself, “My Kingdom (nation) is not of this world otherwise, my servants would fight for Me but My Kingdom (nation) is from above therefore, I have not commanded them to wage revolution in My Name under this condemned world order.”
Yet, how many supposed disciples of Christ grasp this reality, as they rally revolution and wage war in His Name and under the banner of their concocted “Christian convictions”, advancing the corrupt conquests of Christendom? Therefore, please stop preaching to me that Jesus is telling you to take up arms for America just like the patriots of old because it is ludicrous!
First of all, as I have been stressing the point, these did not die for Christ but for their own man-made republic. Yet, you cannot differentiate between the two because you have been reared on a mixed faith, a hybrid aberration of Christianity which meshes worldly ideals of demonic democracy and perversion of scripture, called the American gospel, another gospel, altogether.
However, this child of classical catholic Christendom is accursed and an abomination to God, I don’t care if an Angel preached it to you, for you Mormons out there! All this decrying of Muslim terrorism yet, this falls under the same category of deception and treachery. Dear saints, start thinking about these things from a mature stance.
For instance, the United States of America didn’t even exist when Christ walked the earth but to listen to many rightwing conservative Christians today, for them Jesus wasn’t born in Bethlehem but in Washington D.C. and the bible begins with the opening verses of Genesis as follows, “In the beginning God created the United States of America and the earth was without Democracy and void of free enterprise and the spirit of Colonial Republicanism moved upon the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific and gave birth to Capitalism, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and the Lord of self-determination and liberalism looked upon what he had created and saw that it was good”.
Wake up bride of Christ! You are not your own! Whose blood was shed for your eternal salvation and freedom from the tyranny of the devil, Christ’s or revolutionary soldiers who gave their lives for Freemasonic arguments over being taxed too much! I will save the rest of this rant for another book and close this section by simply stating that we have the transcendent honor of belonging to a spiritual, dedicated and holy nation, God’s own blood purchased, special people.
We are special to the Lord, we are so special to Him! He pulled us out of this world system and actually created a whole new race of people, a whole new priesthood and a brand new invisible nation of which we carry the unique privilege of being a part. The world, no matter how much money they steal, war they engineer, peoples they subjugate through tyranny and attempt to cover it up in a vainglorious veneer of rebellious Angel religion, cannot take part.
For, this is reserved exclusively, for the Father’s blood bought and Holy Spirit born folk-the Church. This is our identity shared in community with the Living God and He has chosen us out of the world to be His own prized possession. God has given us something so special and yet, we want to choose the ordinariness of fitting in with society. Is there anything more grievous?
“11 For I want you to know, brethren, that the Gospel which was proclaimed and made known by me is not man’s gospel [a human invention, according to or patterned after any human standard].
12 For indeed I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but [it came to me] through a [direct] revelation [given] by Jesus Christ (the Messiah).” Galatians 1:11-12 Amplified