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(Ver 1.1) I occasionally answer Bible questions. If you have Bible questions you are free to leave them as a comment and I will get to them as I have the time. In today’s subject I was specifically asked by a reader what my views were on the Arc-Angel Michael being the pre-existent Jesus. This was a very strange question that I almost ignored. However, I can see the reason behind the question and the harm that this issue raises, so I will address it in a quick Holy Spirit led Bible Response. I will state plainly upfront that the main reason for addressing this subject is because it is a false teaching that promotes the lies of Satan. Any subject that is a lie from Satan can always be countered with the Truth of God’s Word. Clearly Satan is going to great extents to discredit the true identity of Jesus. Rather than teach you directly about the lie, I would rather spend my time teaching you the truth found in the Bible. In order to do this we need to address 9 basic questions:
- Do angels have pre-existence or are they created beings?
- How is Michael described in the Bible?
- Is Michael an angel or a divine component of the Godhead?
- Did Michael exist prior to Jesus’ birth?
- Does Michael still exist after the birth of Jesus on the earth?
- What “was”, “is” and “will be” Michael’s role in the Kingdom of God?
- Is Jesus ever directly connected in identity to the angel Michael in the Bible?
- Who did Jesus actually claim to be?
- Is Jesus a direct component of the divine nature of the Godhead?
I will at least briefly touch on the answers to every one of these essential questions in this lesson. These questions will be my outline for the lesson so you will know where we are going before we get there. Let me give you my opening verse for this entire Bible lesson. This verse has nothing directly to do with the subject of Michael but then it also has everything directly to do with the subject of who Jesus Christ is. Read and study it closely:
1Jn 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
We should be able to see from this statement that the anti-Christ will be the one that comes denying that Jesus is the Christ. He further goes to explain that the anti-Christ will also be the one that denies the existence of either the Father or the Son. Either denial constitutes an anti-Christ spiritual teaching of perversion. Why is it important for someone to affirm Jesus the Son’s existence? Why is it important to affirm God the Father’s existence? Both positions are placed on the same equal footing. Both are given equal levels of importance. Do you understand that if you deny one but not the other that you still remain an anti-Christ? You cannot proclaim God is Father and deny Jesus is His Son because you have reduced the importance of Jesus while exalting the importance of God. A partial lie is usually a harder deception to detect than a full complete lie. In this verse God just clearly made Jesus the Son the equivalent to God the Father in importance and significance. In this lesson we will discover why it is essential for every true Christian to know who the real Son is.
I believe that you will find that this teaching of Michael being a pre-existent Jesus originated from the Jehovah Witness group. I believe that many in this organization are teaching that Jesus existed in heaven previously before coming to the earth in the form of the angel Michael. This teaching would clearly lower Jesus to a distinct inferior level far below the level of the divine. This teaching reduces Jesus status, character and ability to the inferior position of all angels and all other created beings. Thus we have the first potential contradiction to my introductory subject verse that clearly places Jesus the Son on the same plain and level as the divine Father God. This stated teaching position that reduces Christ from being deity, clearly places the Jehovah Witness group in the category that God calls the “anti-Christ” denying the Son’s equivalence. That is potentially not a good group to be associated with by God’s definition. Do you see the importance of not denying who Jesus was and is? This is actually getting to be a very prevalent false teaching today because it keeps people from being saved. If people deny that Jesus is the Christ, they cannot be saved. If Jesus was just an angel or a normal man like you or I then we have no basis for our salvation. Salvation is dependent upon believing correctly the truth and I really do not care what other religious people try to teach. If anyone can get to heaven by believing anything that they want then Jesus was a liar. Jesus very clearly said “I am the only way to the Father” (John 14:6). Therefore, what you believe about Jesus matters very much.
The Jews today believe that God had no son. Therefore, they deny the Christ. Islam today teaches and believes that God had no son. So they categorically deny that Jesus was the Christ. What we can clearly observe is a pattern of deception occurring. This pattern of opposition represents a thread of lies that crosses boundaries between even opposing religions. Both Judaism and Islam clearly teach and deny that God had no Son. Now we can see this same erroneous religious philosophy corrupting modern church teachings and churches in a similar way. The denial of the existence of the Son has now started to creep into churches. How does one lie cross so easily between such diverse religions? It would seem to me that there is an outside force that is prompting these separate lies of deception to be taught. I believe that this outside force is the father of lies called Satan. You need to ask yourself, why does Satan want people to not believe in the true identity of the Son of God? Why is it important for people not to know the actual character, nature and origin of the man Jesus Christ? This knowledge should peak your interest enough to find the answers because your eternal destiny rests upon you knowing the truth. Don’t believe me? Who then saved you? Did an angel save you? Did a man like Muhammad save you? Who is your faith placed in to save you? If it is not God then you have been deceived.
I believe that there should never be any direct connections of equivalence made between any created beings and any divine being. We cannot lower the divine down or raise the created up to make them equal. When anyone makes the statement that Jesus pre-existed in heaven in the form of Michael a potential angel they are lowering Jesus’ true divine position and claiming Him to be the equivalent to any other created being. When they try to teach that Jesus is God today but before becoming a man he was Michael the potential angel, then they are raising Michael from the lower level of a created being to the level of the divine. Either position is a corruption of the truth. Any corruption of truth is a potential poison that may kill you. I believe that where the confusion originated is when God the eternal divine chose by His will to be made mortal flesh and thus divine God joined Himself to His creation in a brand new manifested form. This single act of God the divine was not expected by Satan and it seals the fate of Satan and this is why he fights it with all of his might to deny that it even occurred. However, God by His own sovereign will did this for a very specific cause and purpose that I will not be able to fully address today in this lesson.
THE ORIGIN OF THE ANGELIC CLASS OF BEINGS
Let’s begin by researching and considering the origin of angels. We should know from Bible study that there are only a few named angelic beings revealed to us in the Bible. I did a more complete study of the subject of angels called “Understanding Angels” if you want to study this subject in more depth than I can spend today in this single lesson. The three primary named angels are Lucifer, Michael and Gabriel. These three angels each held special high roles in the organized structure of heaven. I personally believe that each of these angels has at least some sub-ordinate angels under their authority and command. However, I believe if you study the subject out you have to conclude that the angel Gabriel is not as strong of an angel power as either Michael or Lucifer. We may look at this later. However, ask the question, where did angels come from? Are angels an eternal divine being like the divine God or do angels have a creation point where they first originated.
Eze 28:13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
Eze 28:14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
Eze 28:15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
Reading these verses we can clearly see that God reveals the creation of the angel Lucifer. The Hebrew word translated as “created” here is the exact same word used by God in Genesis 1:1 when God says He created the heavens and the earth in the beginning. Therefore, we have a one for one word match that Lucifer the angel was also a created being with a stated beginning. I have to conclude just by this information that if one angel was created then every angel was also created. This would certainly include Michael if he is an angel. Therefore, ALL angels had an origination point with no status of pre-existence before being created. Anything created must come from a creator outside of the realm of the creation. This is just very basic self-evident logic observed all around us. We understand when we see an automobile or building that someone apart from the automobile and building created them. According to the Bible God is the only eternal being with no stated beginning and no end. Therefore, God is the only qualified individual to begin or create anything with an origination point. Do you understand this logic so far?
WHAT DOES THE BIBLE REVEAL ABOUT MICHAEL?
Let’s counter the false conclusion that Michael and Jesus are the same individuals using the information revealed to us in the Word of God. This belief would either reduce Jesus to a created being class with no pre-existence the same as Lucifer or it would raise Michael to be an eternal being in the divine class and we are beginning to see that this is not true but we need more Bible evidence to prove it. Clearly if Jesus is reduced to a created being the argument position fails the initial verse test that places Jesus the Son on the equivalent level as God the Father. Let’s do a further analysis of the limited information given to us about the being Michael in the Bible. I’ll start by going to the last mention of Michael in the Bible and then working backwards through the Bible:
Rev 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
Rev 12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Here what we have is a stated future war being described to us that takes place in the spiritual realm of heaven between Satan and his angels and Michael and his angels. It is very important to note three things in this description; the timing of the event, the location of the event and then the participants of the event. We should be able to clearly see that this event is a future tense subject by backing up and reading the scripture in Revelation chapter 4 and verse 1. We then should be able to clearly observe that this described event takes place in heaven (a spiritual dimension) and not here on the earth (a physical dimension). Finally, we can see two opposing forces that are in conflict against each other. One force is directed by Satan a created being and the other force is directed by Michael. Therefore I have concluded from this information that Michael still exists in this future event description and this was written well after Jesus was raised from the dead and had ascended back into heaven in Acts 1. Uh oh? I think I can see a problem conflict coming. Do you see it? Are there two different individuals now? One is called Jesus and one is called Michael? What I can observe is that if Michael was the preexistence of Jesus then Michael should have ceased to exist when Jesus was manifested yet we see Michael still mentioned after Jesus was raised back into heaven. Is Jesus now become Michael again? Or are there two separate individuals with one named Michael and one named Jesus?
We find by continuing to read in Revelation that Michael and his angels prevail against Satan and his angels and that Satan and his angels are then cast back down to the earth in verse 9. Here we have the confirmation of strength difference between angelic beings. If Satan was stronger than Michael, then Satan would prevail but that is not the stated pattern that is revealed to us in the Bible. Michael is clearly the winner in every confrontation with Satan, but we should note that both leaders have angels that are subordinate to them. This is a verse that could imply Michael to be Jesus or equivalent to Jesus but that is a weak erroneous assumption that falls apart by further Bible study and analysis.
The being Michael is only directly named in 5 verses of the Bible. Three times in the book of Daniel, once in the book of Jude and this verse here in Revelation 12 that we have just looked into. Therefore we can only read a limited set of information given about this being and draw from them whatever facts are given to us. We also need to be smart enough to not jump to any erroneous conclusions from the provided information that is not being directly revealed. I personally believe that God provides us sufficient information to find the truth of Michael and Jesus and we will only come to one conclusion as we continue to explore all of the information provided.
I selected this verse in Revelation to study first because this verse helps us to begin to prove that Michael is not Jesus and that Jesus is not Michael. Nowhere in the Bible is Jesus connected to be Michael. They are always separate distinct named individuals. These verses in Revelation 12 are speaking of Michael as a future heavenly warrior after the physical birth, life, death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ being taken back to heaven in Acts 1. Thus we can easily conclude that the being Michael still exists even after God became a man in his son Jesus Christ.
God very clearly describes and names Jesus as being in heaven in 12 different verses in Revelation. In 27 other verses in Revelation we find Jesus being titled the “Lamb” and these references are also directed as Him being in heaven. Nowhere in the Bible is Michael ever called the Lamb, associated to be the Lamb or even close to becoming the lamb. I believe that it is technically and logically impossible for Michael and Jesus to be both mentioned in a future prophecy book using two different names at the same time if they are the same individual. That would make Jesus a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; one man with two personalities and that is another contradiction with scripture that teaches us “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and forever” (Heb 13:8). God would not name the same individual with the name Jesus and the name Michael in the same book of the Bible. Let’s read quickly the previous found Bible reference of Michael in Jude:
Jud 1:9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
Michael is clearly revealed to be an “archangel” in this verse. An archangel is a specific class of angelic beings which are of a higher order of responsibility than other angels. What we have just accomplished is that we have determined proof that God in the Bible calls Michael an angel and not a divine being. This makes Michael in the same class as Lucifer and helps us confirm that Michael was also a created being. Here in this verse we can clearly see that Michael was in another dispute with the angel Satan over the body of Moses. This is just a continuation of a pattern. Then notice what Michael says to Satan! The archangel Michael says “The Lord rebuke you”. That statement proves that Michael is not the “Lord”. Uh oh? That must be a new problem for anyone that says the Lord Jesus was a pre-existent Michael! If the Lord Jesus was Michael, he would have simply said “I rebuke you” and that would have been all of that conversation and Michael would have revealed to everyone that he was the Lord. I believe that we have just proven that Michael cannot be the Lord Jesus with this single verse and the previous one given to us in Revelation. However, let’s look at another important verse found in the book of Daniel about this individual named Michael:
Dan 10:13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.
Ok, here is another very interesting verse of truth containing more important facts about the identity and nature of the archangel Michael. We find that the angel Gabriel is speaking to the prophet Daniel and he says the angel Michael came to help him to get through to defeat Satan in order to be present in this conversation. This older spiritual war took place over a time period of 21 days in duration hundreds of years before Jesus was born on the earth. Did you notice what this verse says about the named angel Michael? Michael is very clearly described to be ONE of other unnamed “chief princes”. We are not given the number of “chief princes” that were created but there is definitely more than one of them. A chief prince denotes a type of ruler authority and means that there are sub-ordinate beings or princes under his command. It also literally means that Michael is just ONE of these “chief princes” and I believe that this causes great difficulty of conflict if only one of these chief princes became the incarnate man Jesus. What happened to all of the others and why were they not selected? What God has just revealed about the angel Michael is that he is not a unique being. What have we just learned from these three verses about Michael? Here is a quick review of the basic facts:
- Michael existed prior to the birth of Jesus found in the book of Daniel.
- Michael was warring with Satan in the book of Daniel to help the angel Gabriel reach his destiny here on the earth.
- Michael still exists after Jesus was born, died and was resurrected back to heaven according to Revelation 12.
- Michael is still a warrior angel in Revelation 12 continuing to battle Satan.
- Michael is nothing but a created archangel according to Jude.
- Michael by his own confession says that he is not the “Lord” according to Jude.
- Michael is clearly stated to be just one of other “chief princes” making him non-unique and no more special than any other created angel according to Daniel. I believe that this does not make Michael special enough to die to take away our sins.
How can you from these facts given to us conclude that Michael is the pre-existed Lord Jesus Christ? I honestly do not have a clue how this teaching can be considered legitimate using these basic Bible facts. Why, is the Lord Jesus Christ called the “KING of kings and the LORD of lords” (Rev 19:6)? It is simply to inform you that Jesus is not one “chief prince” of many but is rather the ONE LORD and KING of all. If Michael was the Lord, he would have said to Satan “I rebuke you” and not “The Lord rebuke you”. This is just so elementary that I don’t know why people are missing it.
WHO DOES THE BIBLE SAY JESUS WAS?
Who was Jesus? Who did Jesus claim to be? Did Jesus ever claim to be an angel? What does the Bible reveal about Jesus to us? Did Jesus ever claim to originate from Michael? If you do not know it yet, Jesus was the eternal God coming personally to the earth in the flesh to die for your sins. This is why Satan wants to discredit His identity. Here are some quick verses to help establish this essential truth:
Mat 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
Here is a very basic divine truth that needs to be established firmly in your heart. The angel announces to us that a virgin shall conceive and bring forth a child and His name shall be called “Emmanuel”. Emmanuel is a Hebrew name for the coming prophesied child that literally means “God with us”. What is being described to us in this name definition is that the eternal Spirit of God will come and manifest physically in human form to be observed firsthand by His own creation. The creation of God will for the first time be able to naturally observe their creator. Jesus will be the full manifestation of the combined Spiritual divine Godhead united with His created natural mortal man. Jesus Christ will be 100% God and 100% a man. There is no angel Michael in this work mentioned. The definition given to us from the name “Emmanuel” is simply that God will appear in the form of a man. Jesus would have been given a different name if it was “Michael with us”. Did you know that what a name means in the Bible is always important to God? God conceals important items of truth in the names of many people found in the Bible. If you don’t believe me then you need to go study the genealogy found in Genesis 5. The meanings of each of the names from Adam to Noah teach the complete plan of salvation of God. Every name has a purpose and teaches us something. For example the name Michael means “Who is like God”. That name teaches us that Michael is not God but rather a reflection of someone asking about Him or observing Him. Take the name “Israel” as a direct contrast to the name “Michael”. Both names contain the same Hebrew root word “el” which is translated as a “God”. However it is the other root words combined with this word that makes them so different. Do you know what the name “Israel” means? The name “Israel” means “He will rule as God” and that informs us who Israel really is. Israel is not just the name of a natural nation of people on the earth but according to the Bible it was a name of their God. It is clear to me that whoever possesses the name “Israel” will be the God divine ruler. I don’t have time to teach that but know the facts and understand that Bible names have meanings and that these meanings teach important messages.
I am going through the verses that declare Jesus to be God. We just looked at the verse in Matthew where Jesus was named “Emmanuel” and discovered what it meant. Let me give you other verses that say the same thing using different word descriptions. Read these important facts closely:
Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Joh 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.
Joh 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
In the beginning was the Word. God initiates the book of John with words that parallel Genesis 1:1. God basically connects Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1 together by His specific word selection. God is giving his commentary on the Genesis 1:1 creation using new descriptions. Here God says that the Word existed eternally and equally with God. This Word being described here in John 1:1 was clearly God. What we are observing is another parallel verse to my introductory foundation verse from 1 John 2:2. However, in these verses in John we are seeing that God equates “the Word” to be equal with God and in 1 John 2:2 we saw that the Son was equal with God. Do you know what that means? I’ll tell you in minute.
I think we need to establish a basic foundational Christian truth to who this God is being described to us in the Bible. This God called the Word in John 1:1 is the same as the God described to be a Spirit in John 4:24. Therefore I believe that this God who is Spirit is the same as this God who is the Word. Wrap your minds around what is being taught here because it is clearly way beyond normal human imagination. God is clearly telling us that His Spirit, and His Word and His Son are all equal to one in the same. How might you ask can I legally arrive at this conclusion? I am simply using God’s created laws of mathematics and Algebra to facilitate this fact. What law of mathematics am I speaking of? There is a very basic law of mathematics that states if A=B and B=C then we know that A=C. Do you see how I arrived at those statements now and how that they are correct? We can clearly see if God = Word (John 1:1), God = Son (1 John 2:2) and God = Spirit (John 4:24) that we can apply the laws of mathematics and say that Word = God and Word = Son and Word = Spirit. I think I probably went over the heads of many readers. Hang in there if you do not enjoy mathematics like I do.
What we can read in John 1:3 is that God confirms to us that everything created in the beginning was created by the Word of God. This eternal Word God created all temporary physical space and matter. Continuing to read down in the first chapter of John you get to the confirmation of the identity of Jesus:
Joh 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
This verse is very clear with the identity of Jesus as the Word God who is also Spirit. Jesus was the stated Word/Spirit and He was made flesh for our benefit. This is simply another way to say “Emmanuel” or God with us. John writes that because God became flesh that we were able to behold (see, observe) His glory. This was the creator God making Himself known in ways that blows the mind of devils, demons and natural men that do not want to believe in the existence of a loving God in the form of a Son. This was an expression of divine love beyond normal human comprehension. Why would an all-powerful God that could choose to do anything, choose to humble Himself to become a part of His own creation and walk around as if He was just one of us?
Eph 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
God continues to reveal in this verse that all of creation was performed by Jesus Christ the Word. This clearly claims that Jesus Christ was the Word of God since God created everything by His Word as we have just seen in John 1:3. If Jesus was the creator of all things then Jesus pre-existed all creation. The only way this is possible is if Jesus is divine, eternal and the Lord God. Notice the word ALL things in John 1:3. If Jesus was Michael then this would make Michael a non-created being and that belief falls apart quickly. This would mean Michael created everything and was God and that belief comes short of sound Biblical doctrine immediately just from the verses that we read about Michael. There are so many contradictions to this teaching that I just can’t give them all to you. But we will continue with a few more important verses of confirmation to the identity of Jesus:
Rev 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
Rev 19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
Rev 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
I wanted to include these verses to help confirm who this Jesus is that is coming back to the earth in Revelation and help you see that He is not called Michael but rather in verse 13 He is named the Word of God again. Who was the Word of God according to John 1:1? We know the Word of God was God and thus this Word God comes back riding on the white horse to the earth. There is no connection to Michael being stated here, formerly, presently or in any future tense.
WHO DID JESUS CLAIM TO BE?
Let’s examine who Jesus claimed to be while here on the earth to help prove that Jesus never said that He pre-existed as Michael. Who did Jesus say was His Father? Was it ever communicated that Michael was the father of Jesus? Did Jesus ever claim to pre-exist? In at least 70 verses in the N.T. Jesus is called the “Son of God”. Clearly to be called a son means that the man Jesus originated from a source of parental beings. From reading the Bible we know the physical natural mother of Jesus was named Mary and she is described to be a virgin having never known a man. The angel appears to her and informs her that she has been favored and she will have a son. She asks how this is possible and the angel tells her the Holy Spirit will come upon her and she will conceive. If you do not understand the concepts of the virgin birth you need to read my lesson series on that subject. I just told you that there are 70 verses that claim Jesus was the Son of God. We must conclude that the Spirit/Word God became the Father of the man Jesus. Therefore, the man Jesus was a product of the union between a natural woman’s egg and the Word of God coming from the Spirit that created all of creation with His Word. Take note that if God can create a natural world by speaking words, it is a very small thing to get a woman pregnant by speaking the same kind of words. Do you agree? Let’s take a look at some things that Jesus spoke:
Joh 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Here in this verse Jesus speaking of Himself declares that His father was God. Jesus claims to be the literal ONLY BEGOTTEN Son of God and that is a very important distinction to understand. Earlier we saw that Michael was called one of several chief princes. Clearly Michael was not a unique being. Here Jesus clearly states that He is completely UNIQUE! I’m not like Him, you’re not like Him, Satan is not like Him and Michael is not like Him. Jesus is a one of a kind being God never having done this before. So please tell me how a non-unique angel name Michael becomes a unique Son of God named Jesus? Can you even try to make some new lies to explain that? I pray that you are learning something.
Joh 14:9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
What did Jesus just say in this verse? Can you see it? This verse is only understood if you know who Jesus really is. If Jesus is not God in the flesh then Jesus just lied. Jesus looked in the faces of His disciples and told them when you have seen me, you have seen my Father. How can this possibly be if His father is not God and He is not His Father? Go back to the law of mathematics again. Jesus just said “Seeing Me = Seeing Jesus”. Then Jesus literally says “Seeing Jesus = Seeing My Father”. Therefore Jesus was claiming to be the same creator God in the flesh. This is not rocket science people, can you see it? Let me show you some other important verses that Jesus spoke:
Joh 5:17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
Joh 5:18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.
Jesus just made a statement to the Jewish leaders and said that what He did was equal to what His Father was working. Jesus had just healed a man on the Sabbath and this upset the religious minded people significantly. However, that was not the final straw. They heard these words that Jesus just spoke and realized that He had just said that He was equal to God and now they really wanted to kill Him. Did you understand that? Jesus said literally “My Father Works” and “I Work”. That is a very clear reference to equality. You cannot find any verse in the Bible that declares any angel to be equal to God. That would include Michael, Gabriel and Lucifer and every other unnamed angel. No angel is an equal to their creator. Only the creator Himself can be called an equal. Let’s look at one set of example verses to help confirm what I am teaching: Look at these two verses very carefully:
Mat 4:6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Mat 4:7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
Here in context is Jesus being tempted after being forty days in the wilderness without eating. The temptations are coming from the angel Lucifer also known as Satan. The name Satan simply means “adversary”. So Satan had become the enemy of Jesus. In verse 6 Satan has just tempted Jesus by asking Him to cast Himself down off of a high place. It would be like you standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona and Satan telling you to jump. But, did you notice what else was said? Satan a chief prince said it is written that if you jump “He will give His angels charge over you and in their hands they shall bear you up and save you from the fall”. Wow that is a strong statement? Who is the He that will give His angels charge”. It is not Michael even though Michael has angels under his command. If Jesus was Michael here His response would have been totally different to this statement. Did you notice what Jesus said and who Jesus claimed to be here? Jesus quotes an Old Testament verse that says “Don’t tempt the Lord your God”. Jesus was looking at the face of Satan saying I am your Lord God, why are you tempting me? I think that is pretty clear that Jesus is not an angel and never was an angel. I could just continue with many other verses but I’ll end with this one:
Mat 12:8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.
Here we have Jesus personally making another statement about Himself. Jesus calls Himself the “Son of Man” but then He also follows that name by calling Himself the title of “Lord” and that makes it very clear who He was claiming to be. Michael is never called Lord by anyone, in fact if you read in Revelation 19:10 when John sees an angel and falls down at his feet the angel rebukes John and tells him not to worship him, because he is a fellow servant with John. God’s Angels and Christian humans are called “fellow servants”. What was Michael? Was Michael not an angel of God’s also? If Michael is an angel like the Bible says then Michael is a fellow servant with me and not my Lord. If any angel was ever guilty of calling himself Lord it will be Satan and he will be cast in the lake of fire for his lies. Only the God in heaven is ever called the Lord hundreds of time in the Bible. God has no problem with calling Himself LORD as is His right. This is what Jesus just did with His statement of being the Lord in Matthew 12:8.
Jesus never claimed to be anyone but God. Jesus never claimed to be a former angel. Michael never called himself Lord but Jesus clearly called Himself Lord. Jesus clearly claimed to be unique not conceived like any other human but the Bible says Michael is not a unique being. Only Jesus can claim to be the “Son of Man” and the “Son of God” and both be true. I believe I have given sufficient evidence in the Bible to establish that Jesus was not Michael in the pre-incarnation spiritual dimension. I believe that we can see Jesus and Michael both being mentioned in future prophecy of Revelation and each have their own distinct roles and responsibilities. Michael is clearly just a warrior angel of God. He had a spiritual warring role in the book of Daniel to get Gabriel through to the earth with a message and we can see another example of him warring in heaven and casting Satan down to the earth in Revelation 12. The role of Michael has not changed from Daniel to Revelation. Michael was created to be an archangel and he has not departed from that role and he will remain in that role.
Can we now agree that Michael is not Jesus? Can we agree that Jesus is God? I could have given you many more scriptures but that was long enough for time spent on this type of question. I have spent two whole days writing this Bible lesson and it took away from what I was working on for a month. I hope I helped someone to understand the truth of the Bible and may it will help to point others to the one True God Jesus Christ. I pray that God will continue to bless you, until I get the next lesson completed.
Gal 4:16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
(Ver 1.1) Here in the U.S. we have been living through a very nasty election process costing billions of dollars. This Bible lesson is intended for my U.S. readers, but the application of the Bible principles taught will apply to any nation where you are permitted to vote. This of course will be a potentially controversial subject to talk about. Who knows I may lose some readers by offending them with the truth as Paul did in Galatians 4:16. But like Paul, I still want to speak the truth on my website, because this is what is needed at this critical time in America. Can a person be a Christian, be saved, be born-again, go to heaven and still ignore the truth, the Bible and the God of the Bible doing whatever they like? Whoops I thought this subject was about being a Democrat? Yes, you are right the main subject is about people claiming to be a Democrat and a Christian and that goes with my preceding statement precisely. Isn’t choosing to be called a Democrat a human freewill choice of the man or woman? Am I saying being a Democrat is someone that is ignorant of the Bible? Well you are going to have to read the entire lesson and decide for yourself. Let me give you my opening scripture verse for this subject:
Rom 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
God declares that His children are led by His Spirit! Are you His child? Not if you are not being led by the Spirit of God you are not! If you claim to be a saved child of God you better learn how to be led by the Spirit of God very fast. Nowhere in this verse or in any other verse will God contradict this truth! This verse strongly implies that those that are not led by the Spirit of God are not the children of God. The Spirit of God is never going to lead you into sin. The Spirit of God is never going to lead you to violate the Word of God. The Spirit of God will never lead you into hell. The Spirit of God will only say things to you that agree with the Written Holy Word of God. If you do not understand this you are free to call yourself a Democrat and choose to make God a liar. So the question remains, will the Spirit of God ever lead a person to be a Democrat? Not if it violates the Word of God. You better find out if being a Democrat is either in agreement or discourse with the Word of God and then decide personally which path you want to follow in.
First, I strongly believe that there are no perfect people in the world; Republican, Democrat, Independent or Christian. However, does that fact mean that that every Christian should not strive for perfection? I seriously do not believe that is the case. Perfection should be the goal of every Christian in order to conform to the image of Christ Jesus’ example. If you do not want to be like Christ you are definitely reading the wrong website. Can you find a scripture in the Bible that says that we are free to ignore what God says in His Word and still be saved? Are we saved independently from the Word of God? I have not found any verses that say we can be saved or remain saved apart from the Bible. I have found some verses that appear to say the opposite is true. Jesus was speaking in the Gospels and was quoted to say the following statement that should be strongly considered if you want to call yourself a follower of Christ:
Luk 6:46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
Who was the Lord Jesus talking to? Notice that this statement was not made to anyone that is not a Christian or at the least thought they were a Christian. No one is going to call Jesus Lord if they do not believe that Jesus saved them. Did you notice that? People came to Jesus saying “Lord, Lord!” and they did this with the forethought He was their Lord. You see according to the Bible, in order to be saved, an individual must believe that God has raised Jesus from the dead and then must also confess Jesus to be their “Lord” with their mouth (Rom 10:9-10). Therefore, Jesus makes this statement but, only to people that have called Him their Lord. No unsaved person has done this nor can they. What significance does the Lord Jesus place upon His spoken word in this statement directed at Christians? Is the Lord Jesus a casual, unconcerned or non-caring speaker of random unimportant words like people are? Do you think that it matters to God if you actually do anything that He says or not? Is God simply speaking words to hear the sound? I believe that you can clearly see in this verse that Jesus strongly implies that it matters a great deal what you do in this life concerning what God has spoken.
2Ti 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
What has God spoken? This verse informs us that God spoke the words of the Bible and that every one of them is here for the purpose of righteousness. The Greek word translated as “inspiration of God” literally means “God Breathed”. If God’s breath produced them they came from the Spirit of God and these are the Words that you are directed to follow by Jesus own admission. Why call me Lord, Lord and do not what I say in my written Holy Book of Words?
Whose responsibility is it to get you to do what God says? Who is going to make you read and learn what is written in the Bible? Is it not your choice what you do every day? Seriously pay attention to what the Bible is saying to you, learn it and begin to follow God’s instructions. It will matter more on judgment day than you can possibly think at this time. Let’s get another witness of the truth spoken from God about what you need to do:
Jas 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
God speaking through the apostle James says directly to the church in a letter, that they need to do the Word of God and not just hear it only or they will deceive themself. That is an amazing statement. Self-deceived people are abundantly found in the church today. These are people that go to church but still vote for a Democrat. Of course I understand that many churches are not teaching the Bible and that is even a greater problem. God says very clearly “My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6). Not being taught the actual Word of God will cause people to be deceived equally. I believe that it is abundantly clear that the God of the Bible was warning Christians that we better learn what He has said and then do what He has said or we will be destroyed. Let’s then figure out what God says in the Bible and then see if any of this Godly information disagrees with Christians being a modern Democrat.
Today I’m going to give you at least 4 sound Bible reasons why you cannot be both a Democrat and a Christian. You are free to disagree with me, but I would suggest that you do not disagree with God and His Word. What I will say today are not my words but His.
#1 THE MAJORITY OF THE DEMOCRATS AT THE DNC CURSED GOD
Anyone can clearly observe the Democratic official platform. The Democratic National Convention (DNC) was held here in Charlotte NC and I heard about this event for months before it happened and every day that it was here it dominated the news. Anyone can easily verify what I am about to say by searching the internet to find the DNC position. There are documents, videos, news reports and other evidence to the truth if you are unaware of what I am about to tell you. First, consider at the DNC that Democrats removed the mention of “God” completely from their official position platform. They further removed all mention of Israel and Jerusalem as their capital. Both of these should have been clear warning signs to those that call themselves Christians and Democrats. If you watched the DNC on TV you would have seen one man stand up and attempt to put God and Jerusalem back into the Democratic platform and he was required by rule to get a majority of the delegates to raise their voice and vote “Yes” in order to pass this position. He called for the vote once, twice and even three times and each time the NO’s clearly won the voice level vote. At the end of the third time he simply decided on his own that the “YES” votes won and that ended the voting session. Many of the delegates in the audience quickly booed the decision and that is a major problem with being a Democrat. How can you as a Christian associate with any people that are so far apart from the truth? I do not know how you can, based upon what God says to do in His word:
Pro 14:27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
Did the great majority of the delegates representing the U.S. Democratic Party from every state have any fear of God? If you believe that you can boo God and be a Christian you are a fool! If you think you can stand with people that boo God and still be a Christian you are still a fool. To “fear” God is a Hebrew word that means a human position of humility giving God great honor and respect as He clearly deserves. What kind of respect is it for Democrats to say to God we don’t want you God mentioned in our platform anymore? Wow, I do not even know how to begin to justify someone saying I’m a Christian and still calling themselves a Democrat. What did God say in this verse in Proverbs? Did He not just say if you fear me you are on the path to life and if you do not fear me you are headed on the path towards death? You better think a long time about what is being said here. Let’s look at another verse that applies to this situation of the DNC vote. Here we had a man that must have thought he was a Christian who wanted God put back into the platform and the majority of his fellow delegates blasted him down and said “NO”. What does the God of the Bible say about this?
2Co 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
Can you read? To be yoked to something is to be joined with them. To be joined means to be united in purpose, plans and action. To be yoked to anything is a clear personal choice unless you are their slave? Are you the slave to other Democrats or the DNC? If you are not their slave then you had a choice to be there and to call yourself one of them. Consider the legal ramification of being present at the DNC? If someone in the car that you are riding in commits a crime the legal system considers you an accessory even if you knew nothing about what was going to happen. The guilt by association is a very important topic in the court of heaven. Because you were voluntarily present at the conference you have become guilty of cursing the God of the Bible even if you did not commit the act. Just because you are a registered Democrat you are further guilty by association with the group. Now, shift to what it means to be unequally yoked as this statement is declaring. I take this to mean you are out-numbered. It is like a balance scale with you on one side and the rest of the God cursing people on the other side. If they have tipped the scale in their favor then God says you better not be linked with them.
This is a major problem again from the scriptural standpoint of being called a Democrat. To be in an organization that does not even desire to have any relationship with God is more than an awkward situation for you. This man that took the vote should have shook off the dust from his feet and walked away from the cursers instead of doing what he did and continuing to be one of them. Look at what Jesus said to His disciples:
Mat 10:14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.
Does this not still apply to us today? Are you not a disciple of Christ? I know I am! Of course this applies to you and I. If we go and tell someone about Jesus and they reject it, Jesus said that we can walk away free in conscious that we did our job. I feel like this would have made a much stronger statement than pretending that the “YES” vote won and add God back into the platform. How long do you think that the DNC will keep God in? Do you think that God will survive another vote? I personally do not believe He will. God and the Bible is being pushed out of the Democratic platform, it is just a matter of time before it happens.
The term “yoked” is a position of servitude whether you accept it or not. If you desire to be a servant accessory of a people with a position that curses God then you are not a wise man or woman. Take note with what these verses just said. What fellowship does a righteous man have with an unrighteous man? What communion does the light of God have with the darkness of Satan? I know a lot of people do not understand the differences between what is being stated in 2 Corinthians 6:14 so they believe it is permissible to be labeled a Democrat. That is exactly why I am writing and teaching this message today.
#2 OBAMA AND THE DNC EMBRACED HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE
Let’s consider point number two that was added to the official Democratic platform this year by Obama’s sudden change of position from the last election position. In the last election Obama was clearly asked about gay marriage and he clearly stated that marriage should be between a man and a woman. Now suddenly, the DNC and Obama openly embraced and joined themselves to the godless gay agenda by adding a gay marriage stance legitimizing the marriage between two men or two women as being normal and acceptable. In doing this they have snubbed the Bible and the God of the Bible and they have departed to establish a new independent truth separate from both. Here is the primary problem with the gay agenda; you cannot find it as a valid doctrine in the Bible anywhere. In fact if you study the subject closely you will find a lot written about it in the Bible that says it is an abomination to God when people live this way (Lev 18:22). I know that was an Old Testament verse reference and people are so quick to say that does not apply in the modern world. Let me quickly show you a N.T. verse that is also equally very clear:
1Co 6:9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, (NASB)
God tells the church plainly in this text that homosexuals will never enter into the kingdom of God. If people cannot be gay and be saved, what makes you think that you can be a Democrat supporting gays and the gay agenda and be saved either? Perhaps you need a new perspective to the importance of being in agreement with God. What is agreement? Agreement occurs when two people make a pact to walk in harmony. Disagreement is the antithesis and this simply occurs when two people are in opposite sides of any discussion. If you look up possible synonyms for the term “agreement” you will find one term “covenant” is present. That truth of covenant raises a new perspective and asks “Are you in covenant agreement with God?” or “Are you in covenant agreement with homosexuality?”. Technically speaking if you are not in covenant agreement with God then you are not saved. If yes, then God says you better agree with Him and what He says:
Amo 3:3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
You are being forced to make a choice today by reading the truth of God. If you read what God says and still choose to be a Democrat and support Democrats and the DNC platform then you are not walking in agreement with God but with your godless political party. That is an extremely poor choice in life to make yet people do it every day. What God has just clearly stated is that you better agree with what He has spoken or you will not be walking with God.
People who do not make an effort to know what the Bible says are those that have chosen to ignore God’s Word. Any non-decision to seek the truth is a conscious decision for ignorance of the truth. Ignorant people will find themselves apart from God based upon what Jesus said to you at the beginning of this lesson. You are not going to be able to call Jesus your Lord and then ignore what He has said about the subjects like homosexuality. The two positions are mutually exclusive and incompatible. If you do not know what the Bible says on the subject of homosexuality you need to find out very quickly. No, the word is not officially found in the KJV Bible, but that does not mean that God does not give you what He thinks on the subject very clearly using other words. I have a Bible lesson series on the subject called “What does God think about Homosexuality”. If after you read this lesson series and choose to still be a Democrat then your blood is not on my hands any longer.
#3 OBAMA AND THE DNC KILL INNOCENT HUMAN BABIES
The discussion of abortion is a modern controversial subject that Democrats like to dance around by speaking about it using irrelevant oxymoronic terms like “Women’s Rights” or “Planned Parenthood” and others that twist the reality of child homicide into something legitimate sounding. They have even gone so far as to call the unborn baby a “fetus” and not a human child even though that is clearly a lie. The child in the womb is a new complete being after the egg is fertilized. All of the future DNA of the complete human being is present at conception. Cells continue to grow in the womb and develop but this same process occurs after birth also. No human is born a completed mature work. Therefore, the process before birth continues after birth and finally the child becomes an adult. The baby developing in the internal water realm is no different than the external baby continuing to develop in the air realm. If after birth the same attitude of reckless disregard is given as to the unborn life of the water realm baby and care was removed from them the child would not live in the external air realm either. Developing cells that grow is the definition for life. If a scientist found cells like this on Mars they would take extreme measures to preserve them. Why then have ignorant deceived humans chosen not to value this life before birth the same as after birth? Nothing was added or taken away from the process other than the taking of the baby’s life. Things have gotten so bad in this area that many abortion procedures done by doctors today are to babies that could easily live outside of the womb with any proper modern care. These procedures are called partial birth abortions and the baby is partly birthed and then deliberately killed before they can take a breath. That is a totally insane ungodly behavior for any person to agree with but Democrats like Obama vote for it constantly to continue.
Today the determining factor for whether any baby lives or dies has been given into the hands of the woman carrying the baby. That right there is another ignorant presupposition of the truth. Who died and made this woman a god who decides who lives and dies? Did the woman get pregnant by herself? Here is where creative deceived people introduce a new argument of justification for the existence of abortions. They say “what about incest and rape”. They then use these minority cases to justify the existence of every abortion regardless if the woman consented to the sex or not. God states in Genesis 2 that the two shall become one and this is a law of God’s created design. Just because Satan has perverted it by enticing men to rape does not mean the whole result is evil. One evil act never justifies another evil act. The formed baby in the womb was not a participant in the evil so why is another evil taken out on them? That just does not make logical or Biblical sense. I recall no Bible verses that say if a man commits evil we need to kill an innocent child for retribution.
Take for example the young lady that had been kidnapped as a child by an evil man and forced to live with him for years and years until she finally escaped. She was repeatedly raped and even got pregnant and had a child. This child was still important and loved by God regardless of how it was conceived. After the woman escaped the captor went to jail but she and her baby went home. Perhaps in this case you believe we should kill the baby immediately after saving it from captivity? What then is the difference between now and before in the womb? Were they not both created through evil? Surely this justifies us killing born healthy babies if they are conceived by evil acts. If we kill evilly conceived babies after birth what stops any baby from being killed if they cry too much, are the wrong sex or whatever. When is it murder and when is it allowable or permitted? I do not see any lines that should ever be crossed personally.
When a woman determines that she does not desire to carry the baby to term, she chooses to commit murder and she terminates the life that God had placed inside of her by going to a clinic or by taking a pill these days. You may quickly respond and ask who did you say put the life in her? According to the Bible God says He put the life of the child inside of the woman. Here is a verse that is about abortion but does not directly name the term:
Jer 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
You can clearly see that God reveals that what the Democrats and liberals call the “fetus” in the woman was already known by God. God clearly says “I formed you there inside of your mother”. God also clearly says that I called you to be a prophet before you were ever born into this world. What if Jeremiah’s mother chose to have an abortion today? Would the prophet have been born? Would God have stopped her from being so foolish? I seriously do not understand why people cannot see that God will not override a woman’s will to murder her own child. The woman’s body is the woman’s body but the child in her was not placed there by the woman so she has no right to remove it. The child’s body is never a part of the woman’s body. The child’s body is an independent new being awaiting arrival into this world.
In making these uninformed decisions the woman has engaged accomplices that help her. The doctor is the instrument of murder that she uses to kill the life in the baby and I find that fact incredibly ironic. The doctor takes a Hippocratic oath to save life and instead for money has chosen to ignore that oath and kill their own kind because an activist judge somewhere said it was a legal act to perform. Everyone involved in this act is a willing guilty participant or accessory and they are all ignoring God, the truth and the Bible in making this decision or even allowing this decision to be made. That is just stupid if you ask me, but stupid is as stupid does.
In the United States alone there have been millions of abortions performed since it was legalized by a minority. That is an awful lot of blood that is on the hands of women, doctors, judges, voters and politicians. WHAT did I just say? I said the blood of the murdered babies will be held on the account of all those that voted to allow this practice to continue. If you do not think so, I would not want to be you on judgment day. I did not do a complete teaching on this subject and I have other lessons that will expand it in more detail. If you go and read “What does God think about Abortion” it will address more Bible verses that teach us about this very important subject.
#4 OBAMA IS AN OPEN LIAR AND DECEIVER
What is the definition of a liar? When a man says one thing and then does something else does that make him a liar? In my Bible I believe that is a very good definition for a liar. What is the definition of a deceiver? A very good definition of a deceiver is anyone that causes someone else to believe what is not true. One good synonym for a deceiver is a “con artist”. A “con artist” is anyone that tells you what you want to hear in order to get what they want from you. A “con man” uses words to entice human behavior for their own personal gain. Technically speaking a liar is a deceiver and a deceiver is a liar by definition. Let me show you a verse that Jesus spoke to us all and you then tell me what it says on these subjects:
Rev 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
So tell me what your God just said? Is God a liar? I strongly believe that God is not a liar and in this statement I believe it to be an accurate and literal announcement of truth. If after reading this verse you still believe that it is permissible to be an abortionist murderer or a liar then I think that you are already deceived into believing a lie. There is a missing message in many churches today called “Holiness”. This old holiness message was previously taught strongly by many preachers but it is widely ignored in the modern Grace dominated church. Because people believe that being holy is no longer a factor or a requirement for being a Christian they can justify being a Democrat and believe a man like Obama when he stood up in 2007 and said “I’m a Christian”. Nothing done by Obama in the last four years has proven that statement true. In fact his actions have proven the opposite. Jesus very clearly taught us that we will know them by their fruits (Mat 7:16). Jesus was speaking spiritually but said this spiritual fruit would be displayed externally in this natural realm in order for us to observe it and even possess the ability to judge it. If you do not know what the fruits of the Spirit are perhaps you need to go study the subject closely because Obama has none of these that I can observe. Let’s establish if Christians need holiness:
Eph 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
1Pe 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
1Pe 1:15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
1Pe 1:16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
Both Peter and Paul were led by the Spirit of God to teach on the subject holiness. Essentially God declared Himself to be Holy and commands that we are also to be the same Holy type. This gets back to the goal of perfection. If you are not striving to be perfect like God then you have already admitted defeat. The Bible clearly says that God is a Holy God!. The Bible also says that God does not lie (Heb 6:18). Therefore anyone intentionally lying is not of God and will have their part in the lake of fire as Jesus clearly says. I could spend a lot of time listing every lie publically spoken by Obama but that is a waste of my time and yours. Other websites have done a good job at documenting many of these, just go and search the web and you will find more statements than you care to hear about. If you have time to watch a video on YouTube I would suggest that you go watch these examples of lies spoken by Obama. This video is by far not a complete list. For example, Obama declared marriage to be between a man and a woman before being elected in 2008 but yet he has done everything in his power to reverse that even now making the clear position statement that marriage is beyond God’s definition. Make sure you understand the definition again for a liar. A liar is someone that says he will do one thing and then does something else. I will expand the definition of a liar to be anyone that speaks anything that is not the Truth of God and that is a much broader definition. Here is the video of lies, go check it out for a starter course:
VOTING WARNING EXAMPLES FOUND IN THE BIBLE
Exo 32:1 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
The concept of voting is found in the Bible if you actually look for it. The word vote does not need to appear for the message to be revealed. For example here in this story we have a nation of people in a desperate state of circumstances much like the United States today. Their Godly leader Moses has left them, they think and now we see them making a cry for a change. You do realize that voting is nothing but you asking for a desired outcome? Do you remember what these people have been through? They had just been delivered by God from a very oppressive harsh nation and a people that oppressed them greatly. The power of God was displayed over and over until Pharaoh finally bowed to the overwhelming display of God. The Israelites all had witnessed this deliverance but now in the wilderness when things were again tough they voted for change in gods and leaders. Was this the right decision? Was this the right choice? If you continue to read down in the chapter you will find that it clearly was not!
Here is my point for this entire lesson. Can you vote against God and expect a good outcome? Whenever the Democrats voted to throw God out of their platform were they not repeating the historic act that was given to us by God to learn from? Do you not understand what God says here about Israel? God tells us in the New Testament that these things were written as examples but not examples to follow but for examples not to follow (1 Cor 10:11). When a nation departs from God, the Bible and His ways they have also abandoned His hand of protection, His blessings and His favor. When the people vote against God they open the door for judgment to follow. Seriously do you feel the need to be judged? Continue to vote against God and His Word and you will be. Stop and read this next Bible example of a popular vote recorded in the Bible for us to learn from:
Mat 27:17 Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?
Mat 27:18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.
Mat 27:19 When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.
Mat 27:20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
Mat 27:21 The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.
Mat 27:22 Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.
Mat 27:23 And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.
If you read this story with your spiritual eyes wide open, you will see another popular vote being manipulated by the elders of Israel and their priests. Pilate clearly saw that it was because of envy that they were moved to do this thing to Jesus so he after being warned by his wife created a choice to vote on between two men. One man Jesus was entirely good and one man named Barabbas was entirely evil. Who do you think these men represent in our election? Well, let me ask you who is in favor of murdering babies and allowing gays to marry? Both of these are evil in the eyes of God. Well Barabbas was elected to live and Jesus was condemned to die and this was the outcome of a popular vote of the people. What does God say about this in the Bible? You probably don’t know this either but this is God’s opinion of that kind of vote and voters:
Isa 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Wow, I do not understand how anyone can be a Democrat today knowing what I know from the Bible. God warns people if they call evil as good and good as evil that there are consequences for these types of votes. If America elects this evil Obama president again, there will be consequences and heaven help us all. If you read down in this chapter you will find what God says will happen:
Isa 5:24 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
These curses are because the people have abandoned the God of Israel and His Holy Word. Major parts of the U.S. have just gone through a long drought that left the farmer’s crops and ranch industries decimated. Do you think this is a chance accidental happenstance? When a nation kills millions of babies and promotes gay life styles as the new normal I believe this opens the door for these types of events to occur. Let’s end this Bible lesson with the conclusion of the Jesus vs. Barabbas vote:
Mat 27:24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.
Mat 27:25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.
Pilate washes his hands of the matter and says this man’s blood is not on me. The people of Israel declare let his murder and blood be upon us and our children. In their minds they totally believed they were doing something good but their actions were not based upon any common sense or the truth of God. Pilate could see it, do you see it? I completely understand that God’s purpose was for Him to come to the earth and die. I totally agree that God accomplished exactly His plan to the very detail. However, if you believe that God manipulated the people and forced them to kill Him you are one of those confused people that believe God is a giant puppet master controller of our every move and that people lack any ability of choice. God can use human nature without causing it to happen. God knew what would happen before it happened so this is foreknowledge and not forced manipulation. Unsaved people today have not really changed much have they? They are still calling good evil and evil good. Still killing good babies and letting murders walk free. What was the outcome of this vote for Israel? Did you realize that there was a consequence for their actions?
If you did not know it Israel was completely destroyed and leveled shortly after this event in history. In the year 70 AD the entire city was decimated. The natural nation of Israel ceased to exist for almost 1900 years after this. The people of Israel were scattered broadly throughout the world and were continually oppressed and persecuted. The curse that they placed upon themselves followed them from generation to generation. It was not until the near extermination of the entire Jewish race under Hitler that prophecy began to come back into focus for this natural nation of people. Do you think that rejecting the Word of God had anything to do with what happened to them in history? Are there any parallels to what happened to the nation of Israel and what is happening here in the United States today? I believe very strongly that there are many direct parallels and if we do not change quickly and embrace God and His Word as a nation again we will experience the same outcome.
So can you be a Christian and still vote for evil? Can you be saved and ignore the Bible? Can you vote against God and still be for God? Seriously if you do not understand that this is not possible then your blood is not on my hands as I have already stated. No not everything a Democrat does is evil and that is not my point here at all. What you need to see is that it only takes a little bit of poison to kill an animal if it is mixed with a lot of good desirable food. If Democrats were entirely evil people there would be no contest in this election, no one would vote for them. But, since they lace their good deeds with poisonous intentions people are deceived in eating it all. I have warned you, and I have sounded the alarm. I am just one man on the wall willing to take the risk to blow an alarm sound of warning to the people of this nation. You can do whatever you like going forward but the consequences will come for your vote for evil sooner than you realize. This was the message that the Holy Spirit placed on my heart and I was just the messenger. I pray that your eyes were opened and that I saved at least one person from deception. If only one person was helped then it was worth all of my time and effort. God bless and we will get back to the other Bible subjects as the Lord leads.