A Modern Example of Deception to Avoid – Part 5 Does God Need Your Militia?
(Ver 1.2) This is now “Part 5” in a series of commonsense Christian Bible lessons teaching us examples of modern deception that we should avoid at all cost. If you have not read this series from the beginning, you may desire to go and begin with “Part 1” first. But please understand that this lesson is not dependent upon any previous lesson for it to be understood and applied. Today’s lesson is about deception taking place that creates a worldly attitude that Christians are extremist crazy people that need to be imprisoned or killed. This is exactly the direction that Satan is trying to steer the unsaved world into believing about Christians. It is very much like what Satan did in the nation of Germany in the 1930’s when Jewish people were characterized as evil so that they could be exterminated. That is what is happening again today for Jewish people and for Christians.
MODERN DAY MILITIA
I was watching the news a while back when a concerning news story came across the television. Here was another example of extreme deception that we should avoid in the Body of Christ. I have said this before, but it is good to repeat it. If the news media puts a story on their valuable network time about Christians it is there for a purpose to drive Satan’s planned narrative. Therefore, take these stories and use wisdom to understand they are not there to make Christians look good.
In one state in the US, there appeared a group of people who call themselves Christians, who have armed themselves for a coming battle with the anti-Christ or so the news said. I don’t believe everything that the news always says, but if this is true these people are deceived into believing that their guns and military training is going to make a difference at the battle of Armageddon. How childish and ignorant this appears! The news story seemed to indicate that these people believed that we were living at the end of the age (which is the truth). They also believed that Jesus would be coming back to the earth very soon (which is more truth). They believed that the anti-Christ could be here already and that the end time battle for Jerusalem and the earth was soon to occur (this is also base upon Bible truth). So while they have all this truth mostly correct, they ignore the rest of the Bible and have bought into selective theology to justify their actions. In other words they have been deceived into believing a lie. They must not understand who Jesus is and how powerful that He is.
These Christians are thinking naturally and carnally and according to my Bible that is enmity against God. These people hopefully are saved Christians but they are lacking in a lot of spiritual knowledge, understanding and wisdom to know the POWER OF GOD. Not every person on the earth that calls them self a Christian is a Christian. I can call myself a car and go sit in my garage, but that does not make me a car.
Let us examine this carnal belief using the Bible. Let us start with Moses and the children of Israel leaving Egypt. What does God do? He parts the Red Sea and drowns all of the army of Pharaoh. Did God need anyone of the Israelites to do this? Were the Israelites armed with weapons of war that God required to fight this Egyptian enemy? Did you know that Egypt is a type of the world that we live in right now? That Pharaoh was a type of the anti-Christ and Satan. Did you know that the Bible says that what has been is the thing that shall be again (Ecc 1:9)? Will God need anyone to defeat the armies of the world led by the anti-Christ? I don’t think so! If God did need someone to defeat the anti-Christ , why choose a human? Why not some angels? God has millions or billions of angels that can kill everybody on the planet in a matter of seconds. God sent out one angel in 2 Kings 19:35 and he alone killed 185,000 human soldiers of Assyria. The current population of the earth is approximately 7 billion people. That would only take 38 angels to wipe them all out using the 2 Kings math. Let us read another Bible story about angels and there being no need for human weapons and fighting in a battle on the earth:
2Ki 6:16 And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.
In this story in 2 Kings, the prophet of God is confronted by his servant who asked “what are we going to do?” You see the enemies of God’s people had surrounded the hill side where they were and there were a whole bunch of them. In the natural they were vastly outnumbered, but Elisha did not panic, and even said “Fear Not”. He then exclaimed this, “There are more with us than there are with them”. At this point in time the servant could count, One + One = Two, against thousands and say what are you talking about? Then Elisha prays!
2Ki 6:17 And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
Did you notice Elisha did not pray for God to help, or to send help or ask God to do anything, but rather the prayer was to open the eyes of his young servant? This is what these militia people need. They need a word from God’s prophet from His written Word and to pray for God to open their eyes. God did answer this prayer! When God opened the eyes of the young man, he saw the hills covered with the army of God in chariots of fire. Now the servant could see that there were more with them than there were that were against them. Did God need anybody else? Did God tell Elisha to get his sword and fight? You see people who do not understand the Bible think that God is incapable of repeating anything that He has demonstrated before. You have to understand that any spiritual army of God is no match for any natural army of the earth. You do understand that, don’t you? Angels are bigger and stronger than us and we do not want to mess with one of them, much less thousands of them.
These confused, deceived Christians need a revelation from God to understand the power of God. God does not need any gun to defeat the anti-Christ or his armies. If you think He does need you then you are deceived. If we would just read the rest of our Bible and believe that God is God, we will be far better off. Let us stop giving spiritually mature Christians a bad reputation just because some carnal thinking baby Christians have not seen the truth yet. But, the world lumps Christians all together in the same crazy boat. Whenever, some deceived person bombs an abortion clinic, thinking they are doing God’s work they make every Christian come across looking like the same type of foolishness. I know this is actually a plan of Satan to do this. discount and discredit true Christianity, by deceiving a few people to look like crazy evil people.
So how does God defeat Satan and the anti-Christ and those that are arrayed against Him? Like I said if you would only need to read your Bible to find out that Jesus uses only one weapon to defeat every enemy. And this weapon is not your gun or your muscle. So what is this weapon that Jesus uses?
Rev 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
What part of this verse in Revelation sounds like God needs our gun or our whatever! The ONLY weapon that Jesus uses to defeat all of the nations of people arrayed against Him is His mouth. The Word of God is spoken and opponents fall down dead. Out of the mouth of the “Almighty God” will proceed a sharp sword and that is the only weapon that Jesus will need to defeat anybody that comes against Him. If we still do not understand that, I feel very sad for you, you have been deceived.
A PERSONAL APPLICATION
To believe that the Creator of heaven and earth requires human assistance to help defeat Satan, I believe is deception. I believe that this belief would be like little kids playing army. To a real soldier the kids would be amusing. Sometimes I believe God sometimes, sits in heaven and laughs at our childish behavior. So to the militia members and Christians that think that God needs your guns to defeat His enemy, here is our prayer for you!
Dear LORD, please forgive us for being so ignorant. Please give to us your Spirit of revelation in the knowledge of Christ Jesus. Help us to better understand His Power, His Position and His Plan for every human. LORD open the eyes of our spirit that we might perceive the truth as you have given it and intended it. Give us a hunger to read your Word and the vision of how you see your Words and their meanings. We are looking forward to your soon return to catch us up and away from the coming judgments upon the earth dwellers. Thank you, and we are looking forward to returning back to the earth with You riding on a White Horse to rule and reign for 1000 years. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.
God bless you and please pray for us. Your prayers are priceless and we value them immensely. Have a blessed time preparing for His soon coming, but if He has not return before our next lesson is available, live in peace and be led by His Spirit.
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