Most people do not stop to realize the significance of the words of Jesus in the following when he said,
(Luk 13:34-35) O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
This is how the it works folk, this is what Jesus was saying, if the Jews would have received him, he would have ushered in the Kingdom of God and the Jews would be ruling and reigning with Christ on the earth today, with Jesus on the throne of David, but instead their kingdom became desolate, as it is today. There are two workings of the Lord I want to point out here, Gathering and Scattering, we will talk more about this later.
In Part 1 of this piece, I used the movie “Lord of the Rings” to illustrate a point about political power. The Devil has appointed whom he will to rule over men, just as he said at the temptation when he offered the power to Jesus if he would fall down and worship him. The Devil in critical times of civilization, has offered a ring of power to many. As we previously discussed, the ring of power was offered to Jesus, political rule where a compromise could be made between the people of the Lord and the Devil to share in political power, but just as the tale goes in Lord of the Rings, Satan does not share power. Jesus turned it down, died on a cross and was raised victoriously to sit in power on the right hand of the Father. So the Devil was defeated at the cross and a rule and reign from the throne of God has effected humanity with that righteous rule from then until now, but there has not yet been an earthly Kingdom, that is what we are talking about today. As we also previously mentioned, Satan has successfully deceived men with this ring of power at two critical junctions since the death of Jesus Christ, he succeeded in a power sharing agreement with the people of the Lord at the time of Constantine, and he also succeeded with this same ring of power, a power sharing agreement to the Protestants at the close of the Great Reformation.
But this is what is important to note, if Satan had not deceived these people with the ring of power, the Kingdom of God would have already come and filled the earth with the glory of the Lord – There is no biblical reason to think otherwise, other than the words of the Prophets which foretold all of these things.
Make no mistake, there is another ring of power being forged behind the scenes, I do not think that this ring of power will succeed, these people are far to weak and to scattered to be offered it. It is an attempt to gain a sharing power agreement between the apostate people of God and the Devil, for lack of a better name, let’s call this “Dominionism”, the seven mountains mandate. These people lack the needed ingredients to succeed, they would need the power of the everlasting Word of God. They would need to be able to wield the Sword of the Word of God, gain it’s power and gather the people of God under the banner of it, only then would they become a real threat to the forces of darkness, and only then would Satan agree to a power sharing agreement, a ring of power. I am quite sure that all the political action in the world will never succeed for them, the Devil does not share power. But please do understand, while the Devil is called “The Prince of this world”, he is not God, their is only one God, owner and creator of heaven and earth, his rule is so high that even the Devil serves him without knowing it. God will perform all that he has purposed, written in the Law and Prophets, not one jot or titil will pass away till all be fulfilled.
In Mat. ch. 10 Jesus sent his disciples to the lost sheep of the house of Israel saying “The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand”, this Kingdom was a real Kingdom, a powerful Kingdom. Jesus told one of his disciples that he would not see death until he saw the Kingdom of God coming with great power and authority, while people dispute this prophecy, saying “is he still alive today?”, “where is the Kingdom of God and it’s power?” I believe that the disciple of Jesus did in FACT see the Kingdom of God come with great power and authority before he died, if you didn’t live at that time and experience it for yourself, you wouldn’t know the kind of authority and power of the early Christians after the death and resurrection of the Lord. Remember the words of Jesus, “what you bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven, what you loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven, if you say to this mountain “be plucked up and cast into the sea, it will obey you”, just because you were not there, does not mean that the early Christians did not see the Kingdom of God come with great power and authority! But Satan forged a ring of power, wolves entered among the people of God teaching blasphemous lies and three hundred years later, the true Gospel was hardly to be found and through the man, Constantine, a power sharing agreement was made, a ring of power was passed and the dark ages were upon us.
Jesus said in Mat. 16, “a wicked and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given them but the sign of the prophet Jonah”. Paul said, “The Preaching of the Gospel to the Jews is a stumbling block and to everyone else, the Greeks, foolishness”. God has chosen the foolish things of this world, God has chosen the preaching of the Gospel to save those who are lost. But here is where we make and huge mistake folks, we diminish or take away the power of the preaching of the Gospel, which is the POWER of God unto salvation, by settling for a gospel of lies, you think if a preacher get’s a few things right, if he claims “Lord, Lord, believe in Lord” and throws around a few bible verses, golly gee Martha, that man’s a preacher! Do you think Billy Graham, Paul Washer, David Wilkerson, John MacArthur teaches the Gospel? Many of you do and are thus deceived into a Gospel with no Kingdom Power whatsoever. You have no vision, nor do you see how the Kingdom of God is in your reach, you have settled for mediocrity at best, you have given up on the power of the preaching of the cross, you have never seen it!
This is what I am saying. We today are living in a wicked generation, if you claim to be a Christian, a spiritual Jew, you are seeking for a sign, you are looking for a man to come to your church and make legs grow and people get up out of wheel chairs. Even though this man will teach verifiable lies, you will defend him to the end because you saw a sign, well that’s not how it works folks! Jesus said, no sign will be given to such a wicked generation outside of the ministry of Jonah, he said REPENT or be destroyed! And interestingly enough, the Assyrian Empire is a type and shadow of the kingdom of the Anti-Christ, read Nahum, Jonah went to the capital of Assyria to deliver his message, to Nineveh, do you see that connection?
Those who seek for Truth with a pure heart before the Lord, this is not a wicked generation, the Lord is calling his people, “Gather my Saints together, those who have made a covenant with me by sacrifice” as it says in Ps. 50. The Lord is calling out a people who seek the truth and have presented themselves a worthy sacrifice unto the Lord. These are the people of the Kingdom of God in who’s hands are the power to see the Kingdom of God come in great power and might, to rule and reign with Christ forever. These people do not settle for half truths, they don’t settle for mediocrity in the preaching of the Gospel, it is the power of God unto salvation, it is the sword of the Lord that every warrior should learn to wield against the powers of darkness. Jesus told us already in his words, “And the preaching of the Gospel shall be heard all around the world, for a sign, then the end will come”. Don’t let anyone convince you that the next step in the progress of these things is that the people of God just disappear one day, or that this prophecy was already fulfilled by the likes of Billy Graham, it’s a blatant lie! You haven’t seen the preaching of the Gospel with great power yet, not even close! Many people today are preaching the gospel of suffering, they are teaching an endtime scenario or death and suffering, rather than the glory and power of the Lord, this is a lie brothers. The Devil does not attack people and mark them for suffering when they are scattered, they are not a threat. The reason for persecution has always been to scatter the people of God. The people of God today are like salt that has lost it’s saltiness, they are good for nothing but to be trampled under the feet of men. Don’t let anyone come along and tell you, “get ready to suffer and get perfected”, it’s a lie, the true Preaching of the Gospel is the power of God unto salvation, not suffering!
I am a man who’s head is Christ, I am a spiritual man and as such have learned to wield this powerful sword of the Lord, the Word of God. I do not know how many of us are alive in the world today, one would be okay, ten would be better or even better one hundred, a thousand or even better a million. But I can tell you this, after nearly 20-30 years in seclusion, just teaching my family in the home, I have gained much wealth in my house. The Word of God is with me, I teach NO LIES 1 John 2:27, EVERY Judgement I make is true 1 Cor. 2:15, there isn’t a man alive that can refute the Word of God inside of me Isa. 50:4, Anyone who rejects my words or rejects me, rejects Christ and will thus be destroyed 1 John 4:6, I stand blameless before the Lord, I live in his righteousness alone, not I that live but Christ who lives in me. There is not another man in the world who possesses these things who I am not in complete unity with, there is no different Gospel or doctrine or teaching between us, One Christ, One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism.
What I just described to you are the men in this world who hold the keys to the Kingdom of God, the key of David. Just as when Jesus came, if you received him you would be received of his Father and become the Sons of God, also in like manner, if you receive these men and are faithful with what God has given them, the wealth and treasure of their hearts, then you receive Christ and he will give you treasures of your own. No man will receive his own treasures unless he is faithful with the treasures God has given another. Jesus said “if you receive my words then the Kingdom of God is come unto you” and also in like manner, if you receive the words of men like myself, the Kingdom of God is come unto you. Truth is everlasting, it is the sword of the Lord, it doesn’t need me, it stands on it’s own. I as a spiritual man wield a sharp two edged sword, it comes out of my mouth from the treasures of my heart in Christ. This sword judges every man Heb. 4:12, at the end of the day when I am done with my battle, the enemy will be destroyed, my sword will divide apart the people of the Lord and the people of the Devil, there are only two kinds of people today, lost and saved.
I would leave you with this one question, are you one of these men with the keys to the Kingdom of God, is there great wealth in your house? Then pick up the sword of the Lord Brother, for the Kingdom of God is at hand!
(Rom 10:13-17) For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.