What is “The Election of God?” series:

21 Truths about the Election of God Part 1


Before I begin with this teaching about this very important subject I would first like to discuss the issue of “TRUTH” vs. “DOGMATIC IDEAS” as the concept of one man’s ideas against another do not join to form a Truth, necessarily. Many “truthful ideas” put together end to end by men do not make a doctrine of godly origin. It is very important to any biblical doctrine plainly taught in scripture that we not consume its obvious teaching and then turn around and ADD our ideas or TAKE AWAY God’s intent from it and thus be equally consumed by the wrath of God or our stupidity.
Too often we look at each churches “DOGMAS” or statements of faith  and assume that the truth of God lies there in every churches belief. But upon closer review it is not possible for this to be true. TRUTH, Biblical based exact Truth is EXCLUSIVE TO GOD ALONE, as he dictated it through the prophets!
Man on the other hand is INCAPABLE without the Holy Spirit’s help of finding or telling the truth as God sees truth. Why is this? Because man’s heart the bible says is “wholly wicked and perverse”! And without God’s cleansing power working 24\7, 365 days a year that perverseness blinds us to what the truth really is. Remember that God requires “100% truth” not partial watered down truth in any form. The Holy Spirit MUST o.k. what the Church teaches and believes or of what value is it? Many things have been stated over the years about the Election of God, who’s saved and why but the Truth of God remains after all the talk has faded into eternity.


The first truth from scripture that we must learn and learn well is that God HAS ALWAYS BEEN AND WILL ALWAYS BE . “Eternity” is one of the most misunderstood and untaught biblical ideas of all time. When I say God has always been I DO NOT MEAN that God was at some point BORN out of nothingness in the distant past. GOD WAS before everything else WAS including time itself, he is the source of all physical matter the beginning of all forms of life ( Organic matter) and non-life ( Inorganic matter ) ! God is NOT “the Big Bang” he is the origin of the spark that began the Universe.
Eternity describes a state of being that has no beginning and no end outside of normal space-time. God is the source of Eternity and normal space-time!
There are many questions that man has about the nature of “time” and thus eternity itself like:

Time unfolds as a scroll before God who exists outside of Time!

1. We live in an expanding universe.

2. Mass radiates gravitons which interact with space.

3. Mass produces negative curvature in space.(General Relativity)

4 Time slows in negatively curved space. (General Relativity)

5. Time also slows in moving objects. (Special Relativity)

6. Forces cut in strength as part of slowing of time. (From the thought experiment)

The above concepts when combined with the following definition of time gives new insight into the laws of the universe:

Time is the presence of motion and forces and  caused by the expansion of space

1. Gravitons radiating from matter (under influence of expanding space) interact with space to slow its expansion.

2. Slower expansion produces negative curvature in space.

3. Motion is slower and forces are weaker where expansion of space is slower and this is perceived as slower time in gravity.

4. Total amount of motion and forces (i.e. Energy) imparted by expanding space to a mass is a constant (MC^2).
Therefore when the
velocity of an object is increased the motion at the atomic level reduces and forces weaken in proportion, which is the observed
slowing of time in moving bodies.
Is time an emergent concept?
Why does time slow down in gravity? “when an object is accelerated. To increase the velocity of an object we have to apply force. The force changes the way space acts on that object. The object interacts with space and the expansion of space slows in front of object
and becomes faster behind the object. As time is related to expansion of space this sets up a time differential with slower time in front of
the object and faster time behind perpetuating the motion. The objects moves in time differential from faster to slower time.”
Why does time slow down in motion ?
Because TIME around us IS PERCEIVED THROUGH our actions. We perceive when there is no motion time seems slows down in our perceptions.  The more preoccupied with life the faster time seems to go in our perception! God, being the origin of time cannot be limited by perceptions of time thus he can travel through time at will because he exists outside of time!
Why is this important to biblical teachings?
Because if we perceive God improperly from wrong beliefs then any biblical doctrine we attempt to teach will be perceived wrongly as well. Perception means “the act of perceiving or the ability to perceive; mental grasp of objects, qualities, etc. by means of the senses; awareness; comprehension, insight or intuition, or the faculty for these. It is the understanding, knowledge, etc. gotten by perceiving, or a specific idea, concept, impression, etc.
What we know about God directly affects how we believe everything in life and what direction our lives take, in relation to TRUTH. There is ONLY one Truth, and that is God; but once the concept of God is twisted by Satan into another form then any real Truth is altered from being an immovable anchor to being a mere concept in our minds. We then spend our lives finding ideas that match our versions of truth rather than being anchored to REAL TRUTH.
If it is not obvious by now where I’m going with this…here goes! Our problems start when we try to do with God what we do with Time…percieve him as “WE WILL him to be” instead of holding to what the bible says in black & white as a truthful perception of God himself. “Isn’t the concept of god a matter of individual perception?” No God cannot be looked at nor perceived as “what we want him to be in our limited finite minds as we do with our perceptions of time , he exists totally outside the concept of time.

The real Key to understanding all of Life is to Understand God first!

However, it is not God who is the “ever changing” concept here, he NEVER has and NEVER will change. It is our weak human perceptions of who God really is that keep changing with our lifestyle changes. In order to excuse our sins before a holy God we must “change who he is in our minds” so as not to feel guilty of our sin! To know the true and living God as the bible states is to be “Settled and Anchored” in our lives JUST AS GOD IS with himself! There is no way EVER to think wrong about anything in life if we become ONE with the creator of life. Instead we believe our “own press” about ourselves being the be all, end all in the universe of ideas…..FAR FROM IT!
“….many worship their consciences formed by their own earthly experiences. Their consciences are nothing more than an inner voice, a sort of a moral policeman that has taken up residence within. Can it be trusted? Do we trust ours? This is better than nothing, but conscience is easily perverted and often abnormally developed because it is almost entirely dependent upon upbringing and propaganda from this world’s media. Since this is Satan’s world, there is little chance that a person’s conscience will be entirely aligned with God’s standards…… Others superimpose on God their conceptions of a human father, but this, too, is woefully inadequate. What if one has no father as part of his life? What if his father was stupid, foolish, tyrannical, or over-indulgent? What kind of positive impression will that leave? Is God merely a grand old man, a head-patting, gray-headed, somewhat doddering person whose mind wanders back to better times, forgetful of what is occurring on the earth and in our lives?”
Read more here:
http://bibletools.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/Topical.show/RTD/cgg/ID/1994/False-Concept-of-God.htm#ixzz0cLhrpAUF
There will be much more in understanding Election as I go on in this teaching, and I am attempting to dispel common myths about salvation as I go so it may take some time to complete this series.

What are your Works worth? Are they going to hold water in the Judgement?

If you can't DO what you SAY, don't SAY what you'll DO!

When we turn on our T.V.’s and Radios or even read a Book, are we really beholding the unalterable truth? Are the facts we hear true facts or purposefully placed propaganda? Do we hear from Washington or the Churches the truth or are they stating a negative concept that cannot ever be proved to exist with the few facts revealed! Whenever the big picture is purposefully ignored then by extension we make the few facts put out there SEEM reasonable because they stand-alone without a firm foundation of truth!

Washington D.C and the Organized Churches answer to everything is the same old

Nothing from here comes from God: Politically or Spiritually!

“Circle the wagons” and put out the “usual suspects” as culprits! But the big question is this….when are we going to see these people as they really are, hypocrites of the worst kind!

The SAME is true of the religious church, they are ON PURPOSE doing things that God hates because they don’t care and really do hate everything that God loves in exchange for those simple earthly pleasures in this life…POWER and CONTROL! What they have not realized is that earthly power and control is so small in comparison to the riches of a heavenly eternal power base controlled by God.

When it comes to religion, are the scriptures we hear belted out over the airwaves in complete context or are we being duped into a false sense of spiritual protection? Are our leaders words really accepted by God or are they simply ordained fools tied to men? It is of the utmost importance that we all reevaluate where we stand both in our Politics and in our Faith, its high time that we use the freedom we have politically to VOTE out the lame brains and old useless men and women in Washington D.C. and in EVERY STATE that continues to propagandize our constitutional rights away! It is PAST time that the true Church use its freedom IN CHRIST to pray out the Chaff that has rooted within our ranks!

It is a tragedy of American politics and the Churches that so many of the officials are proven to be “hand in glove with the underworld of law-breakers” that they were voted in to deal with evil but instead make laws that make it easier for Evil to exist.

Are we as the people of God really according to Jude 1:20-21 “building up ourselves on our most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Keeping ourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.” This and ONLY this is true biblical Christianity, anything less is false Religion.

Is your God a LIVING GOD or a stone hearted Idol?

Religion, in the simplest form includes a belief in the being and perfections of God, in the revelation of his will to man, and in man’s obligation to obey his commandments, in a state of reward and punishment, and in man’s accountableness to God; and also true godliness or piety of life, with the practice of all moral duties. If your life therefore does not include and comprehend Christian theology, as a system of moral doctrine or principles.

True Christianity MUST be lived outwardly and INTERNALLY as a personal practical piety done for the love of God ALONE and never as a fake outer show of religion. The practice of moral duties without a biblically based belief in a divine lawgiver, and without reference to his will or commands, is not Christianity at all. Every false religion including false Christianity has this same pattern of ANTI-BIBLICAL PRACTICE….to worship the creature rather than the Creator which they have changed into a more allowable god that lets them think and act as they feel fit rather than a God that requires a payment for their disobedience which means: Neglect or refusal to obey; a violation of a command or prohibition; the omission of that which is commanded to be done, or the doing of that which is forbid; breach of duty prescribed by authority. Anytime false Religion has an inroad into Christianity the same thing results, the taking away, the covering up, the twisting of the Truth of God to be replaced at key places with the same old ideas that have always failed. No matter if its politics and the socialist movement or Religion and the world of false beliefs masked in Christian words, the same result is forthcoming…..DEATH!

Rom 1:25  “Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.”

True Christian ideals are conformable to the facts of both science and to nature; being in accordance with the actual state of things and thus must be distinct from the theology that is only mental assent invented by and propagated by man. Real faith is godliness or real piety in practice not only words of intent. Consisting in the performance of all known duties to God and our fellow-men, in obedience to divine command, or from love to God and his law.

True Christianity is distinct from mere human virtue, or the natural inclination to morality that even Atheists portray daily. It exists as a fact only in the performance of the duties we owe directly to God, from a principle of obedience to his will from scripture. We must with great caution never indulge in the idea, that biblical morality can be maintained without real faith, for it would die on the vine of mans failed ideas. “Religion” in the simple definition is any system of faith and worship, so it does not in itself define TRUTH as many forms of “So-called Truth” exist but ONLY ONE is real truth that exists outside the realm of mans ideas.

Rom 1:28-32
“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;  Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, spiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”

Luke 16:15 says rightly “What is HIGHLY VALUED among men is DETESTABLE in God’s sight.” Remember that when the term “God’s Sight” is used it can just as easily be replaced by “God’s Vision within us”. When we are in obedience to his “Vision” for our lives, we are at the same time seeing the unsuitableness and extremely hateful; abominable things deserving our abhorrence, that God views everyday.

It is from this pile of garbage that the world deems valuable that most of “religion” derives its dogma not because it has to but because it chooses to of its own accord! No bad thing and not every good thing we have is usable in the work of God, this is why God bestows personal wisdom and spiritual discernment to better reveal his plans in our lives. In all this the Church has to realize that God does not look for powerful instruments but for instruments willing to be wielded by HIS POWER alone! Being busy working for the kingdom is not a Christian virtue because no matter how much “we” accomplish by being busy at work it only counts if that work is God’s work and not OURS!

WHAT IS THE WORK OF GOD?

The simple answer is found in John 6:28-29 (Amplified Bible)

“They then said, What are we to do, that we may [habitually] be working the works of God? [What are we to do to carry out what God requires?] Jesus replied, This is the work (The service) that God asks of you: that you believe in the One Whom He has sent [that you cleave to, trust, rely on, and have faith in His Messenger].”

Truth is very simple, believe and then receive..in no other way can God reveal or be revealed, so for the Atheist to say if I see it I’ll believe it is dishonest to the way God is revealed. Proof comes as belief comes and never before. This in no way says that the Proof is not in plain sight but rather it is seen as it really is by belief in the God who made it. When we view “The Creation” through the eyes of doubt and unbelief (Note: Skepticism is a healthy idea in the world otherwise we would fall for everything and gain nothing in life BUT doubt and disbelief go far beyond “natural skepticism” to the realm of “blind obedience” to self-made rules from personal experience rather than clear facts that lead to faith in God.

Where does your house stand…on the Rock or in the Sand?

Did you get that Mr. and Mrs. religious person? It’s NOT about how much we accomplish, it’s NOT about how many people we convince into believing our dogma, it’s never been about “The Us vs. THEM mentality of denominational-ism” BUT it is completely about “that which you cleave to, trust, rely on, and have faith in, like His Messenger” This and ONLY this is the Work of God, because no matter what else we waste our time pursuing it all comes back to TRUST not political or religious bluster! Once we all do this simple thing then every other thing we do is blessed. WHY? Because if God is in it, it automatically succeeds! If God is not in it, then it automatically fails!

We quote “Not by might nor by sight but by my Spirit says the Lord” like we mean it and all the while we do the opposite by relying upon every fleshly practice that we ask God to bless in prayer. We say bless my finances while we do all in our power to get money the wrong way to answer our problems instead of trusting God to give the increase. God throughout history has used “Little numbers ( Gideon’s 300 men), and little money ( Elijah’s widow and her one jar of oil ), and the little stones against David’s Giant trouble, all so-called insurmountable odds! What is to stop God from doing the same thing today for our needs?

A FALSE WORK WILL ALWAYS BRING DEATH TO BOTH THE AMERICAN DREAM AND THE CHURCHES VISION!

Proverbs 12:15
“The way of a fool is right IN HIS OWN SIGHT (Vision), but he who listens to council is wise.”

Proverbs 14:12
“There is a way which seems right to a man and appears straight to him, but at the end of it are the ways of death.”

We as the body of Christ must be very careful to work the works of God within the confines of the principles set forth in the bible not in our churches playbook written by men!Our understanding must grow beyond our pitiful political and religious playpen so that we can see that hypocrisy is deeper than celebrating a certain holiday or not celebrating it, it is doing anything that we do without the faith of God…..that’s the true hypocrisy in the church! Is it really too much to ask that Common sense be common to everyone who bears the name of Christ? The vision that God gave to his body is FAR MORE important than our small differences we expound on daily as if they were saving our souls.

The ten Commandments were not suggestions to follow but requirements for human survival. We do not have the right to pick and choose the ones we follow and certainly we cannot add more to God’s law than is required.

The Jews have a great saying:

“that no man is suspected of a thing but he has done it; and if he has not done the whole of it, he has done part of it, and if he has not done part of it, he has thought in his heart to do it, and if he has not thought in his heart to do it, “he has seen others do it, and has rejoiced”.”

Hypocrisy is the act of pretending to have beliefs, opinions, virtues, feelings, qualities, or standards that one does not actually have. Hypocrisy is thus the worst kind of lie and  comes from a desire to hide from others our actual motives or feelings.

The word hypocrisy comes from the Greek  (hypokrisis), which means “play-acting”, “acting out”, “coward” or “dissembling”. The word hypocrite is from the Greek word (hypokrites), the agentive noun associated with  (hypokrinomai), i.e. “I play a part.” Both derive from the verb  “judge” (“judgement”  (kritiki), “critics”) presumably because the performance of a dramatic text by an actor was to involve a degree of interpretation, or assessment, of that text.

The word is an amalgam of the Greek prefix hypo-, meaning “under”, and the verb “krinein”, meaning “to sift or decide”. Thus the original meaning implied a deficiency in the ability to sift or decide. This deficiency, as it pertains to one’s own beliefs and feelings, informs the word’s contemporary meaning.

Whereas hypokrisis applied to any sort of public performance (including the art of rhetoric), hypokrites was a technical term for a stage actor and was not considered an appropriate role for a public figure. In Athens in the 4th Century BC, for example, the great orator Demosthenes ridiculed his rival Aeschines, who had been a successful actor before taking up politics, as a hypokrites whose skill at impersonating characters on stage made him an untrustworthy politician. This negative view of the hypokrites, perhaps combined with the Roman disdain for actors, later shaded into the originally neutral hypokrisis. It is this later sense of hypokrisis as “play-acting,” i.e. the assumption of a counterfeit persona, that gives the modern word hypocrisy its negative connotation.

It is unfortunate that this “play acting” tends to define our lives from birth to the grave. We are duped into false beliefs early on and continue to fall prey to them throughout our lives from politics to religion. There is a measure of truth revealed to all men but so many refuse to profit by the light they have, and love the darkness they were born in rather than the light of the truth given to them. All who do not live up to the knowledge they possess, who do worse than they know, hold the truth in unrighteousness. They obstruct the truth, rather than let it have free scope.

Rom 1:32
“Not only do the same, but have pleasure in those that practise them” John Wesley comments on this verse: – “This is the highest degree of wickedness. A man may be hurried by his passions to do the thing he hates; but he that has pleasure in those that do evil, loves wickedness for wickedness’ sake. And hereby he encourages them in sin, and heaps the guilt of others upon his own head.”

These people become the “Enablers” for those who are sinning against nature and God by making the excuses and reasonings that prolong and blind us to our wrong doing. They are Jobs false friends who sound good to the fleshly ear, they give false peace and sooth the flesh until it feels better about the state its in INSTEAD OF COMING TO THE REALIZATION OF REPENTANCE!

Is There Morality in War? What Does the Bible Really Say?

thumbnail_bibledoctrineThe question of whether or not a believer in Jesus Christ can serve his or her country; kill the enemies of our country and at the same time fulfill the biblical mandate of loving your fellow man has troubled the conscience of many Christians.

Does any nation have the DIVINE RIGHT to exercise the sword or even to maintainstophim a war department?

Is it biblical to be a conscientious objector?

Is there a direct contradiction between the direct commands of God in Exodus 20:13 “Thou shalt NOT kill”
Deuteronomy 7:2 “. . . Thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them. . . “?

What is up here? Have we found a contradiction in the Bible?

This is real change but If they won't commit...don't relect them...THAT IS YOUR POWER!
This is real change but If they won't commit...don't relect them...THAT IS YOUR POWER!

The first thing we must understand and recognize is the clear biblical distinction between the spiritual kingdom on earth today; made up of believers in Jesus Christ and the earthly kingdom; composed of citizens of the national entity.

The biblical principles concerning the spiritual kingdom apply to the believer ONLY, while the biblical principles concerning the physical earthly kingdom are for BOTH us and the unbeliever alike.

The forefathers of this country understood this when they forged the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Jesus himself understood this when he stated: “… render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesars; and unto God the things which are God’s. “

The Christians responsibility is first to the body of Christ; then to the state, but they must not be confused as to the proper place and function of each one. They are BOTH ordained of God; but are NOT the same thing!

In Matthew 22 Jesus demonstrated the compatibility between Bible doctrine and our national heritage. In verses 1-14; he established the existence of a spiritual kingdom on earth. There are four divine institutions or principles set up by God under the divine laws of establishment for the perpetuation of the human race:

1.)Volition or free will; which is the basis of true freedom and which we as a people lost at the fall of man in the garden. But we must choose to be free even in the state of bondage.
2.) Marriage between a man and a women-Which is the stabilizer within the human race; without biblical Marriage relationships freedom is simply an illusion.
3.) Family– which is the basis for orderly societal stability.
4.) Nationalism– which exists to KEEP THE WORLD from turning into chaos and prevent Satan from completely taking over the world according to:

Isaiah 14:12 “How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer; son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground you who weakened the nations!”

As you can see without strong national pride and heritage rooted in biblical doctrine we could not begin to protect our freedom or guarantee effective evangelism. The Bible nowhere advocates INTER-nationalism… period!

Amos 3:3 says: “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?”

Human government was established in Genesis 9. God himself divided the land masses and the people into separate nations to prevent them from being destroyed.

Now this is the REAL bridge to nowhere.....the U.N. is a big joke!
Now this is the REAL bridge to nowhere.....the U.N. is a big joke!

Why? Because in Genesis 11:1-9 Internationalism was becoming the breeding ground for a concentration of wickedness and a total rejection of God.

God’s indictment against internationalism (The U.N.) at the Tower of Babel was the dispersion of the human race. He would give them different languages as a barrier to prevent future international schemes succeeding. God himself ordained geographical boundaries so that they would begin to seek the lord according to Acts 17:26-27. Nationalism provides law and order to protect individual volition so that people may have freedom of privacy within the law. It provides freedom to own property; to make decisions and conduct a legitimate business apart from the governments interference. A national entity must provide a system of free enterprise where there is the opportunity for advancement compatible with their individual ability.

Authority within the National Entity

The divine establishment of authority is spoken of in Romans 13:1-7. We as believers have a “Mode of operation” to function as citizens of both the spiritual kingdom and the national kingdom.
Two kingdoms co-exist and both have functions within the national entity:they are to be coordinated; but NEVER combined!

Both the spiritual and the national should never be in conflict with each other, but when the Bible is ignored and the principle of the separation of Church and state which is supposed to protect the Church entity from government establishment of a particular denomination getting supremacy over the others. Thomas Jefferson suggested and believed in this principle in his letters to a Baptist minister who was afraid of one denomination or religion gaining preeminence within our governments structure. That a WALL of separation between the actions of one man-made institution and the state DOES EXIST and should exist; but at the same time a WALL does NOT exist to separate the principles of God’s laws from our governments laws- the two are and must be one.

1.)There exists two kingdoms: Church and State.
2.)There is a clear distention between Church and State.
3.)The Christian has the responsibility to the state as well as to God.
4.)Whenever the State does not follow Biblical concepts of nationalism; then the believer is to declare his or her allegiance to God by making the issues of salvation and other doctrines clear. This helps the state define and maintain it’s freedoms and if the state refuses to repent it seals it’s judgment to come!
5.)The Church is to support GOOD government; but NEVER to become that government! We do not “condone practice” but we “condone principles”. These rules restrain and block unbelievers from practicing evil acts in overflow as in Babel. The Believer is restrained by their conscience ruled over by the Holy Spirit!

The Divine View of the Military

I believe NO ONE has the right to avoid Military service or to be a so-called conscientious objector on the basis of morality; and certainly not on the basis of religion or Christian belief. From the standpoint of the Bible; there are no such creatures as conscientious objectors. There are COWARDS and and people who are totally ignorant of bible doctrine; but there are no biblical reasons for any one to be a conscientious objector.

Allow me to demonstrate to you from the scripture and our own government doctrines that the Supreme courts ruling; permitting exemption from military service or the draft on moral grounds is contrary to biblical doctrine.

This principle is strongly expressed in:

“The American Creed” by William Tyler Page; adopted by an act of Congress in April the 6Th 1918:which states

Come on! Think about it....where would we be today if we had not WON WWII?
Come on! Think about it....where would we be today if we had not WON WWII?

“I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy IN A REPUBLIC; a sovereign nation of many sovereign states; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon these principles of freedom, equality, justice and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, support it’s constitution; to obey it’s laws, to respect it’s flag, and to DEFEND IT against ALL enemies. “

The Bible has a great deal to say concerning War. The real confusion comes in regard to the ignorance of God’s viewpoint on the subject! Whether or not you like war; the bible teaches that warfare which is necessary to protect:
1.) Your Country and
2.) To defend your freedoms under God is BOTH a moral right and justified END in itself! Now I am not referring to the immoral acts that take place on both sides of a war but to the moral principle of war when necessary!

What about fighting and KILLING the enemies of America? Is this a moral or Immoral stand?

“Thou shalt not kill” Does this happen in war? Yes, sometimes in war as in life people do “Murder” without cause in war; BUT the term to KILL here is “Murder without cause” not the same thing as killing of the enemies of a nation under moral defense. This commandment is referring to “Homicide Murder” under normal social conditions not wartime conditions!If it were not for National Wars to protect nations from conquers all the world would have been in Chaos century’s ago!

Eccl. 3:3 says that there is “a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down and a time to build up. “

Eccl. 3:8 says there is “a time to love and a time to hate, a time OF WAR; and a time of peace. “

There will always be in the framework of this present world system in spite of man’s best efforts for peace. Jesus said clearly that:”. . ye shall hear of wars and rumors of war; be ye not troubled:for such things MUST be. . . ” (Mark 13:7; Matt 24:6; Luke 21:9 )You can alleviate poverty but not eradicate it completely ( Deut 15:11; John 12:8)

War cannot be completely abolished because of the old sin nature which resides in every person and because of Satan’s personal ruler ship over this “world system” (John 12:31).
Only Christ can and will abolish both poverty and War when he returns to earth. During his Millennial reign; the swords will be turned into plow sheers; the spears into pruning hooks and man shall be taught war no more. (Isaiah 2:4; Mic. 4:3)

Until then, war will continue to be a doctrine from the word of God we must deal with. (Eccl. 3:8)
According to biblical standards WAR is not for Children but only Adults although at times in our own history as with other nations teens were drafted but the bible says in Numbers 1:2-3 and 26:4 and sets the standard at 20 years and above! There was an exception stated for the Jews in Deuteronomy 24:5 that certain adults were not to go to war.

The man with a new wife shall not go to war nor be charged with any business; simply because God knew that he would not have his mind on the war or his business so he was free from war and business for one year.

JUST warfare is from God

NOT all warfare is from God or justified in any way, War for personal gain or political aggrandizement such as what the Nazi movement or Japanese governments of “National Worship” over the world. As a mad dog must be destroyed, so that it’s oppression and evil be stopped forever never to rise again! God uses War to Judge all depraved , sin-filled nations whose viewpoint is incompatible with Divine Nationalism. Many times in the Old Testament God allowed War to destroy a Nation completely to keep it’s corruption from spreading or to preserve his people from destruction.

(Read Genesis 15:14, 16. Leviticus 18:25; Amos 2:9; I Kings 21:26)

In I Chronicles 5:19-22 The Jews were fighting the Hagarites-a branch of the Arabs descended from Hagar. This War was a part of the Conquest of Canaan ordered by God as Judgment for the Canaanites’ Apostasy of vile sin. Verse 22 reads “. . . for there fell down many slain; because the WAR WAS OF GOD. . . . “This war was God’s WILL, and an enemy was KILLED!

In God’s will there MUST be a Decisive defeat of his Enemies

Total annihilation and decisive defeat of the enemies of God or a Nation are the ONLY way to assure complete PEACE not listening to talking heads at the U. N. or “False political strongholds” held by Cowards who fear men!

Annihilation means the total eradication of all the enemies strongholds NOT the capturing of small towns and villages or geographic areas back and forth. Enemies MUST be decimated down to the last man and this alone involves effective strategy, tactics and logistics in order to accomplish real lasting peace.

(Read Deuteronomy 20:17, 20; Joshua 11:21-23; 14:11-15; Psalm 46:8-9)

We must realize that the Bible is “PRO-JUST WAR” But the problem in a lot of the wars the U. S. has fought in is that we have not fought a Just war because we have not gone far enough to win decisively, we’ve fought politically instead of God’s way! The Vietnam and Korean conflicts are the perfect examples of a political wars for personal agendas in Washington. We tied our soldiers hands behind their backs with little support; this is NOT a biblical War but should have been! It is not that we went to war that was wrong but the simple fact that we went for person gain and not with the blessings of God!If peace is not the result then the war was useless and accomplished nothing.

Psalm 18:34 says “God teaches my hands TO WAR. . . ” and the believers faith protects us in time of War. Job 5:20 says “In famine he shall redeem you from death: and IN WAR from the power of the sword. “

Remember this; NO people have ever been FREE without having that freedom challenged by those who hate freedom; cowards who hide behind women and children and attack at the backs never looking us in the eyes, these must be DECIMATED UTTERLY or we give them our freedom to be human beings blessed by God! In both the struggle and the perpetuation of Jewish freedom after the Exodus; God was the Commander in Chief of their armies (Joshua 5:13-6:2).

Jesus in War is NOT the “meek and mild” painted figure in religion; his garment is dipped in the blood of his enemies for whenever you see the title. . . “Lord of Hosts” you are seeing “Lord of heavens Armies” this is our banner of Victory in War. When America fights she must fight in submission to her true Commander in Chief!

Can a Christian be Possesed?

By Dale P. Kruse

Can a Christian be possessed?

Yes! A Christian can be possessed because only a Christian can be delivered.

The deliverance ministry benefits only those who have made Jesus Savior and Lord. The unsaved cannot be delivered, or if they are they end up seven times worse afterwards since they do not have the power of the Holy Spirit to stay delivered.

Many come to saving faith in Jesus Christ possessed because of previous involvement in the occult, sexual sins, sins of inheritance or as a result of specific unrepented sins. Some Christians become possessed because later they get involved in these kind of sins. The Bible is plain in Galatians 6:7-8,

“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh shall from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit shall from the Spirit reap eternal life.”

While many people’s theology teaches a Christian cannot be possessed, nothing in the Bible teaches that a Christian cannot be possessed. Possession is the result of sin, but not just any sin, but sin that a person commits that is deliberate and ongoing and without the intent to repent. Ecclesiastes 10:8 states “He who digs a pit will fall into it; and whoever breaks a hedge, a serpent will bite him.” When we sin, that is a doorway first to oppression. When we sin we give Satan legal access to ourselves.

We only have authority over Satan when we are in submission to the Lord. James 4:7 states “Submit therefore to God, resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James wrote this to Christians, not non-believers. When we sin and do not immediately confess and repent of it, unclean spirits related attach themselves to us to keep us in bondage to that sin. That is why even though we confess and repent of our sins and God forgives us, afterwards we often times still feel attached to and prone to that sin. Paul expressed this frustration in Romans 7:18-19,

“For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh; for the wishing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not. For the good that I wish, I do not do; but I practice the very evil that I do not wish.”

We have to go further than just confessing and repenting of our sins, we have to ask the Lord to then also cleanse us from the sin and all unclean spirits related. If we do not, we will find ourselves repeating the sin with seemingly no power to say no. That is because it is now the demonic influences which are causing us to sin. So after we confess our sins we also need to in the name and the blood of Jesus Christ of Nazareth to bind the unclean spirits related and command them to leave.

Next, as described in this article, you need to also anoint your house and place of work. Next, pray for the covering of Jesus’ blood (Revelation 12:11), the surrounding and protection of His mighty warrior angels (Psalm 34:7); and the overshadowing power and protection of the Holy Spirit (2 Thess 3:3).

“And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even to death.” (Revelation 12:11)

“The angel of Yehovah encamps around those who fear Him, and rescues them.” (Psalm 37:7)

“But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.” (2 Thess 3:3)

This is how we deal with demonic oppression. It is never just simply an issue of confessing our known sins, that is the first step. We then do need to take authority over the unclean spirits related or we will find ourselves continuing in that sin whether we want to or not. Only after binding the unclean spirits and commanding them to leave will we then find release from the propensity to sin. We all have a disposition to certain kinds of sins.

It is these sins we usually have the greatest battle with once we have given into them. What I have described here is what Christians mostly battle with which is oppression of unclean spirits from the outside, not possession.

While most Christians are not possessed, they can become possessed and this comes about through repetitious unrepented sin; sin we do deliberately, wantonly without any intention of repenting. Eventually that then opens a hole in the wall of our protection and demons enter in.

This is why it is so important when we fall to temptation to immediately confess it and get on our knees and ask for the Lord to cleanse us of that sin and to seal that doorway in His blood. We then need to ask Him for Holy Spirit grace, strength and power to say no to this sin and temptation when it comes (Eph 6:10, 2 Thess 3:3).

This is why it is so important that we stay close to the Lord through reading the Word and prayer and daily seek His power to stay close to Him and away from those things which tempt us. Jesus said in Matthew 26:41 “Keep watching and praying, that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

The Bible tells us that Satan prowls about waiting for that opening in our protection.

1 Peter 5:8-10 “Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world. And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.”

The solution is to stay clean of sin and to immediately confess and repent of your sin when committed and to stay close to the Lord by daily spending time with Him by reading His Word (1 Peter 1:22-23) and through prayer (Matt 26:41) and through avoiding temptation (Romans 13:14).

In the Article titled The Nature of the Flesh I explain how to avoid temptation and keep the flesh from sinning. We also need to daily put on the full armor of God to protect us from demonic attack and is why God has provided this armor listed in Ephesians 6:10-18.

It is a literal armor which covers and protects our human spirit. Only as we are submitted to the Lord and walk in obedience to Him do we have His protection and power and authority over Satan.