In Psalms 1:1 we learn that blessed of God is the man who selects his companions well and is not affected by those people who would lead him to stray away from the Almighty. In verse two we find the Psalmist saying that such a man knows not only what not to do but also what to do. Such a man delights in the Law of the Lord and never allows his mind (heart) to wander far from it. Even on his bed when all around him are sleeping, he thinks about the Law, which is the Lord in print. “The Word,” Who became Jesus of Nazareth (Jn. 1:1-4,14), dwells within the blessed man in the form of the Holy Spirit. This is what is meant by the statement: “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Col. 1:27). Reminder: EVERYTHING COMES BACK TO THE WORD OF GOD.
Note that the blessed man meditates upon God’s Law day and night. It is either day or night, therefore the mind/heart of the blessed man, when awake, is never far from the Word/Law of God. Recall that Jesus equated the Word and the Law in John 14:15,23, thereby revealing that the Word of God (Genesis to Revelation) is in fact His Law (“commandments”). The Ten Commandments as a unit constitute His Law (Genesis to Revelation) in condensed form. Not one jot or tittle (comma, colon, period, etc.) of the Law can be altered. Nor can anything be added to it or removed from it. To alter the Law is to break it, thereby proving that one despises both the Father and the Son (Lk. 10:16).
The Introduction to this website reveals many ways in which Satan has altered God’s holy Law. One example is his removal of God’s Saturday Sabbath his replacing it with his Sunday Sabbath. Other examples involve the substitution of Satan’s holidays for God’s Holy Days. An example of this heresy is his substitution of a pagan Easter celebration for God’s commanded Passover observance. Another example is Satan’s substitution of the rapture and one’s entrance into heaven for God’s first resurrection and one’s entrance into the Kingdom of God. Read Easter, The Kingdom of God and Bait and Switch. Key words–Easter. Kingdom and Bait respectively.
These are only three examples of Satan’s total power over professing Christendom. To see first-hand how powerful his hold over the church is, simply proclaim what God says about His Sabbath, Passover, the Resurrections, etc. God has revealed to me that as we draw nearer to the end of the age and Christ’s return, miraculous things will begin to take place–publicly and often. Such miracles will be performed publicly for all the world to see through the internet, t.v., etc. As time for His return approaches, the difference between God’s people and Satan’s people will become ever more evident. For this reason God’s Very Elect will be considered enemies of both the religious and the nonreligious. They will become the targets of those within the Catholic/Protestant Church System because darkness hates light which exposes what is happening inside Satan’s citadels of darkness. God’s people–His lights in a dark world–will show the world the difference between God’s people and Satan’s people. For a preview of how they and their worldly counterparts will react, watch what people are doing to the conservative Supreme Court Justices relative to the slaughter of millions of unborn babies. According to the polls, over half of the American population support them.
A time is coming when Laws that now protect God’s people from the religious and nonreligious will be removed. Only God’s direct and observable protection will keep His people alive. Because of God’s protection and provision for His Very Elect, they will be blamed for the wretchedness in which the world will find itself. He tells us that “though a thousand fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, you will not be moved” (Acts 2:25). “Your enemies will come at you one way and flee seven ways” (Deut. 28:7). Just before the Great Tribulation begins national governments will declare open warfare on true saints. Some of them will die at the hands of Satan’s people who will believe that by killing them they are doing God a service (Jn. 16:2). Children will be duped into giving up their parents; relatives will turn other relatives in to the authorities for being true believers. Religious and political leaders will convince their followers that God’s saints are the enemies of the masses. This has already begun. Recently it was learned that some four-year-olds were being taught to tell the authorities if their parents said anything against another race. Read Matthew 10:16-31 to see the extent to which this attitude will permeate the world. As was the case anciently, there will be martyrs in the last days of the age. God’s true saints must be willing to die for Him as did so many saints of old. Read Hebrews 11. Those who live through the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord will have been taken to a place of safety, known as “her (the church’s) place” where they will be protected and provided for throughout the coming 3 1/2 year period that will be nothing short of hell on earth (Rev. 12:14).
Until that time the Lord’s true saints must live the Law/Word of God. We must “walk” that Word as did Jesus of Nazareth Who walked it to the point that they who saw Him were symbolically looking at the Father (Jn. 14:8,9). We are commanded to grow in holiness and faith (1 Jn. 2:6) until we “come to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ” (Eph. 4:13). But let us not expect the other 99.99% of humanity to see God in us. Recall that people killed God’s Messiah and 11 of His messengers, along with the martyrs of Hebrews 11. Why? Because of their darkness-exposing light. And let us remember that it was the religious leaders of the day who killed them. As the Lord makes clear, darkness hates the light and will do everything it can to destroy the light. Leaders of the darkness will lead their followers against God’s people of light. Today, as we head into the the final days of the age, the religious elite simply ignore God’s people. Civil laws prevent them for killing God’s Very Elect. This will change in the future.
I believe that God is going to give the United States a short period of freedom from the ravages of liberalism beginning with the November mid-term elections. Daily He is exposing the moral rottenness of the Democrat Party. Just as He did our ancient ancestors, He is giving us one last chance to repent of our individual and national sins, turn to Him and obey Him per 2 Chronicles 7:14. If we would do so He would heal our land.
We will not do so permanently. There might a brief flirt with holiness, but eventually Satan will regain control. With extremely rare exception, Satan rules the lives of this nation’s people and has for many years. The time will come when his people will turn on God’s people and blame them for the hellish condition in which the world will find itself. A good example of this was the way Adolf Hitler convinced the Germans that the Jews were the cause of their defeat in WWI. We must be ready to live or die FOR Christ. In the meantime, we must live LIKE Him so that, at judgment we will hear Him say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Come quickly Lord Jesus. L.J.