Church: You are the Resistance!
Over the courses of time, man has been enslaved to a state; a government that claims the right to tax anything and everything you own, including your wages, property, even children are taken into consideration by that monster I call, the “state”.
The Christian church should see the state as a “beast”, as spoken of it in the books of Revelation or Daniel, or as a evil Prince in the grasp of Satan, that withstands the angels of the LORD (Daniel 10:13).
One world government has been a dream of mankind ever since the Tower of Babel. They all joined themselves together to become greater than God and to rule the whole earth from one central point. This displeased God, and so he confused their language, and scattered them abroad. (Genesis 11:1-9).
In Daniel, the King has a vision of a statue that was destroyed by a stone not made with hands.
The king answered and said to Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, Art thou able to make known unto me the dream which I have seen, and the interpretation thereof? Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, The secret which the king hath demanded cannot the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers, shew unto the king; But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these…
Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible. This image’s head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth. This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king. Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold. And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth. And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise. And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.
So, we know from history and that passage of scripture that the Babylonians were “the head of gold”, the Medes and Persians were the chest and arms of silver, the Greeks were the thighs of brass, the Romans were the legs of iron. But what about the feet of part iron, part clay?
We are in the phase of the part iron, part clay. The Empires of old are trying to rally and become powerful again, as they were before. The old Roman spirit of world conquest is still well alive in this world. The spirit of Anti-christ compounded with it tries its very best to put evil once more in a position of power. But, as clay and iron will not bind together, so the EU and the proposed North American Union and a union of Asian countries will not combine. However, a lot of damage can still be done. As servants of Christ, Christians must resist this evil.
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. (Mathew 5:14)
But, let me address the other alternative. Should Christians subject themselves to evil, subject themselves to the state? “God forbid!“
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. (Mathew 6:24)
Ye “cannot serve” the greatest instrument the devil has of wrecking havoc on this world and serve Christ. You cannot serve the state and God. That is our seperation of Church and State plainly stated!
Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
Most Christians today believe that they must serve the state because of this passage. However, this passage says quite the opposite. The Christian owes no allegience to the state because the state doesn’t follow the ordinance of God! Righteous government rewards the just and punishes the evil-doer. All the state can do, however, is rob, kill, and destroy. That is what the state has done ever since its founding.
Thus, we do not owe allegiance to the devil and his works. Obey in everything that is lawful! but do not obey the state over God.
Gods choice of government is made clear in 1Samuel 8.
And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment. Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel unto Ramah, And said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations. But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the LORD. And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them. According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt even unto this day, wherewith they have forsaken me, and served other gods, so do they also unto thee. Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit yet protest solemnly unto them, and shew them the manner of the king that shall reign over them. And Samuel told all the words of the LORD unto the people that asked of him a king. And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots. And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and will set them to ear his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots. And he will take your daughters to be confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers. And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants. And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants. And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work. He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye shall be his servants. And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the LORD will not hear you in that day. (1Samuel 8:3-18)
Remeber the LORD’s warning! When we put an all powerful state over us, or allow it to continue to gain in power, and even exist, we are rejecting God as our King. We have brought the curse of the state upon ourselves and future generations, just as the elders of Israel have done in the above scripture.
Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.