BY: ELWIN R. ROACH
MARCH 3, 2013
This Matter Is By the Decree of the Watchers
Our Dear America—Where do We go from Here By Wolfgang and Mercy Simson
The Leaven of Herod
When Lions Roar
THIS MATTER IS BY the DECREE of the WATCHERS
THIS MATTER IS BY the DECREE of the WATCHERS
“This matter is by the *decree of the *watchers, and the **demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever He will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.” Daniel 4:17
*decree: H1510 gezêrâh, from H1505 gezar determination & gâzar to cut down or off…to destroy, divide, exclude or decide. Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance.
*By the decree of the sifters is the sentence, and by the saying of the holy ones the requirement, to the intent that the living may know that the Most High is ruler in the kingdom of men, and to whom He willeth He giveth it, and the lowest of men He doth raise up over it. Daniel 4:17 Young’s Literal Translation
**demand: H7595 she’êlâ’ a judicial decision or mandate. Strong’s Exhaustive. Concordance.
Less than half a dozen years ago Barack Hussein Obama was unknown to most of the nation and the world. He appeared suddenly on the scene and became an overnight sensation. No other man comes to mind that had ever gained something so high, so swiftly. One would have thought that his personal and political records alone would have stopped him, not to mention his lack of achievements that are usually essential for such a position. Many also thought that among the secrecy about his past, in addition to allegations questioning the authenticity of where he was born and the validity of his birth certificate, would have been the Achilles heel upon his run for the presidency. But not so! For he went on to become the president of the United States of America, and has now been elected for a second term. Some were very pleased with the outcome, others were not. As many who were overjoyed that he retained his seat of power, just as many were overwrought with dashed hopes.
Most of his supporters believed that he needed another four years to save the nation from its death throes of economic collapse, while others felt just the opposite, that without the restraints of an impending reelection slowing him down, he would take the nation to her knees in bankruptcy and another great depression of rampant unemployment. Rumors have it on the opposing side that this is his and his socialist billionaire handlers’ goal so the nation can be rebuilt according to their clandestine specifications. They believe also that the U.S. will become a police state of unprecedented measures, even as far as Martial Rule. A lot of people are in the survival mode of stockpiling food, money, guns, and ammunition. They are saying hard times like we have never known are on the horizon. I have not received anything by the Spirit concerning their fears. So we will see.
It is believed by his supporters that this president is the answer to all their political and economical woes, that under his watch all will be made well. He is looked upon as the one who will set things right. And this could be so; but knowing a little about the spiritual state of affairs the nation is in, and God’s order of things, I am more than a little skeptical. Moreover, since the people have wantonly lived without shame in deceitfulness, as well as rampant unrighteousness, and would not receive the love of the truth that they might be saved. God has sent them strong delusion, that they would believe a lie, and that they would be damned (Grk. condemned, tried). 2 Thessalonians 2:10-11
God has truly sent upon this nation, and the world, strong delusion to believe a lie, and they believe wholeheartedly that with the right man, or men, in high offices that destruction can be averted; but this has never been the case. Those being judged are never mightier and wiser than the One who passes judgment. So think not that it would have been different if Mitt Romney had been placed in the presidential office. Judgment upon this nation would have been the same. It mattered not which Persian king was chosen—God’s anointed king Cyrus or Darius—Babylon fell from power each time the demand came from the Holy ones, and each time it was made clear the He rules in the kingdom of men.
Some believe the judgment would have been swifter if Romney had won, others feel it would have been a slower process. Whether it is a quick work or a lingering one, this nation will not escape the decree of the Watchers. Until the elect of God comes forth in power and authority, it will continue its downward spiral of rebellion and debauchery.
When I was in grade school, we often got to choose our punishment, such as, a paddling, write a 100 or 1000 word essay on why we wouldn’t do this or that again, stand in the humiliating corner or go to the principle. Some might say that the people chose their type of punishment at the polls this election, and they did, but only as the Watchers decreed and demanded from behind the scene. Even so, most, I am sure, still believe they have chosen the one who is more capable in saving them from the perils of the times. But there is no man on the human level who can bring this nation back to its former glory. The entire government has grown to such enormity, corruption, and self-serving ways, that there are no answers that lie inside this towering monolith. Since man is responsible for creating the problem, he can only make it worse. He is incapable of fixing it. The more he puts his carnal hands to it, the worse it will get; but he is slow to learn—actually, never learning, never coming to the knowledge of the truth.
Another strike against any hopes of the country being healed is that there has never been such a polarization of the people over one person, races of people, and classes of people. And at least half of them, probably more, look to the government on all levels for the answers to any and all their problems, and the president is the head from which a major portion of the supposed solutions come, whether directly or indirectly. They trust him with their lives while literally being worshiped by many, while equal numbers despise and hate everything about him. Only a handful, it seems, are neutral. However, there are others who see that this is all by the hand of God whether for good or for evil, and this remnant knows this and are instrumental in what is taking place.
Again, our text verse:
“This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever He will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.” Daniel 4:17
“My God! How can this be?” some will exclaim! But those who question such a truth know very little about God and the kingdom of men over which He rules.
Having said that, let me pose some questions: Did this unknown man appear to be so accomplished and seemed to have such problem solving ideas that he was able to gain the position of being the most powerful man in the world? Was the news media a contributing factor to his success? And do we think it was the majority of voters that elected him to the presidency? Or could it be that it was from the powers of evil that he sits as the president of the United States of America? Some believe this to be the case; but, frankly, I do not believe so, nor do I believe any of the other scenarios. For if we put any faith in what Daniel the prophet and the apostle Paul said, such assumptions cannot be valid. Both men of God made it clear that it is He who sets men as rulers over nations. The record states that He even sent lying spirits into the mouths of king Ahab’s prophets and strong delusions to people so they would believe a lie. He even sent a lying spirit to Micaiah, His own prophet. That’s right, God does things like this. Read it for yourselves:
“And the messenger that was gone to call Micaiah spake unto him, saying, Behold now, the words of the prophets declare good unto the king with one mouth: let thy word, I pray thee, be like the word of one of them, and speak that which is good. And Micaiah said, As the LORD liveth, what the LORD saith unto me, that will I speak. So he came to the king. And the king said unto him, Micaiah, shall we go against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall we forbear? ****And he answered him, Go, and prosper: for the LORD shall deliver it into the hand of the king. And the king said unto him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou tell me nothing but that which is true in the name of the LORD? And he said, I saw all Israel scattered upon the hills, as sheep that have not a shepherd: and the LORD said, These have no master: let them return every man to his house in peace. And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee that he would prophesy no good concerning me, but evil? And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left. And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner. And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him. And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so. Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee.” 1 Kings 22:13-23 ****This was a lie. King Ahab would not prosper but would be killed.
Paul and Nahum both confirmed that it is God who rules in the kingdom of men as well as storms and hurricanes:
“Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.” Romans13:1
“Jehovah is slow to anger, and great in power, And Jehovah doth not entirely acquit, In a hurricane and in a tempest is His way, And a cloud is the dust of His feet. Nahum 1:3, Young’s Literal Translation
You see, it was Jehovah who directed the storm, Sandy, that reeked such havoc on the northeastern seaboard that some believe helped Obama to win the election due to his quick action to aid the people. One news commentator believed the storm’s impact changed the results of the election so much that he said, “I’m so glad we had that storm last week because I think the storm was one of those things… No, politically I should say. Not in terms of hurting people. The storm brought in possibilities for good politics.” Whether people are glad or not, one thing is clear, God was the director of the storm that won favor for Obama with many voters.
Do you not suppose that if He had been more on Romney’s side, and if He had heard the prayers and petitions of the majority of the Christians, He would have driven Sandy out to sea? Frankly, the question is not whose side God is on that makes a difference. The bottom line is that we should be on God’s side, for He does not take sides.
It is essential that we understand God is not idle in the kingdom of men. There are times when the powers that He places over nations for bringing about blessings and abundance, especially when their foundations are grounded in Him, and we have seen such with this nation, Canada, and western Europe; but the right hand of blessing is showing signs of being withdrawn, and there is no wonder. If we look at the signs of the weather in the field of politics, economics, religion, and morality, it certainly appears that there will be a flood of unprecedented hardships and evil to sweep over this nation and the world, even as the Psalmist wrote: “The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves.” Psalm 93:3 However, let us not fret, fear, or forget that “The LORD sitteth upon the flood; yea, the LORD sitteth King for ever.” Psalm 29:10
So what is there to fear, brethren? Even if this basest of men is a cunning serpent and brings the U.S. to her knees, along with the world, as many believe will happen — the most High, the Lord rules in all the kingdoms of the world. It may be true that God’s plan is to use a chastening rod called Barack Hussein Obama with the help of the 535 members of the House and Senate, the 9 Supreme Court justices, the 42,000 or so special-interest lobbyists, not to mention the banking system along with the feds. Even if this is so, can we not say praise God, so be it? Can we not see that this could very well be a part of what will set the stage for the Treasures of Darkness to be revealed, that is, the manifestation of the Sons of God?
Although to some, Barack Obama may be their messiah, which would make him an antichrist according to the word’s definition (instead of Christ), this does not make him the Antichrist no more than men such as Nero, several Popes, Alolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Henry Kissinger, Ronald Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev were, to name a few.
Frankly, and no doubt to the surprise of many, there is no place in the Bible that singles out one man as “the Antichrist,” often called the abomination of desolation. Notwithstanding, there were more than one that were considered to have been the abomination of desolation to which Daniel and Jesus spoke. Titus and his army, who were involved in Jerusalem’s destruction were collectively called the abomination of desolation of which Daniel and Jesus spoke. Paul’s reference was the man of sin, the son of perdition.
Luke gave this account of what Jesus said: “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. Luke 21:20 (NKJV) You see, the uncircumcised army of Titus with their idolatrous banners was not the only one to have defiled the holy place. Among others, there was one we hear little about. By noting history, we can see that what Luke wrote about was also the Roman general, Cestius Gallus and his army. This was the first part of the abomination of desolation which occurred in A.D.66. His army surrounded the city of Jerusalem, which was considered by the Jews as the holy city, i.e., the holy place, and it was defiled by this abomination of idol worshipers.
There were many notable men who maintained that both Luke 21 and Matthew 24 were speaking of the armies of Rome being the abomination that defiled and ultimately destroyed Jerusalem in A.D. 70, which was the end of that age. Clearly, it was not a prophecy for the latter days of this age. “For this it seems to me that the abomination of desolation means the army by which the holy city of Jerusalem was made desolate.” (St. John Chrysostom of Antioch (347-407), The Ante-Nicene Fathers).
In conclusion, I want to share some thoughts made by a German couple who have some insight on the matter at hand:
OUR DEAR AMERICA – Where do you go From Here?
by Wolfgang and Mercy Simson
Today, Obama has been re-elected; all the efforts of many Christian leaders, prayer movements, “prophets” and “concerned Americans” who have lobbied, written appeals, articles, books, letters – some have even done films – to warn not to vote for him have come to nothing. Many of them have behaved as if the future of the Kingdom of God is at stake. Well, it is not.
Can we, as foreigners who dearly love you as a people, say a few words into this situation? It is evident to us that God has a clear plan with your nation. But many don’t seem to see it, and therefore run the danger of fighting the wrong fight, wasting precious time and resources, and even endlessly call upon God to do what he just will not do.
The German weekly, Der Spiegel, kind of a German Time Magazine, has a cover picture of Uncle Sam in a sickbed with a thermometric sticking in his mouth, titled, “The American Patient: The decline of a Great Nation.” We think this is a prophetic picture. As your friends, we know, acknowledge, and admire that America has had a great past. But what does your future look like?
God chastises whom he loves because he knows: pride comes before the fall, and humbleness and brokenness is the only condition he responds to. We personally sense we need to tell you: the destiny of your nation is in God’s hands, not yours. It is not at all about Obama or Romney, it is about God using all the nations in the world according to his global and unchanging plans. Did you ever allow the thought that God in his sovereignty is using Obama like a pawn on his chessboard to humble the US as a nation because he wants to show his grace to a nation gone completely self-sufficient? A nation that is so full of independence, individualism, nationalism and trusting a greed- and fear-based economy that there may be only one way open to heal it from its idolatry and re-align itself with the Kingdom of God: a crisis beyond anything that America has ever seen?
In 2008, God was challenged by a man standing up in public, preaching to the cheers of a huge crowd: “Yes we can!” We watched it; we saw the tears of excitement in the eyes of the people; the statements were received as if coming from the Messiah himself, and the electoral rallies had all the flavor of a religious revival. “Yes, we can” is the exact opposite of the King of kings saying: “Without me, you can do nothing!”
If God is the one who “deposes kings and raises up others” (Daniel 2:21), does it really matter what are the names of the current puppets set in place by God that advance both the New World Order and the Kingdom of God? Neither Herod, Pilate nor Caesar were truly important for the development of the Kingdom. That is exactly why Kingdom people do not play in the Second League, but the First, the one that matters. The one that puts the Kingdom first, and everything else – including their own nation – second.
The problem of the current commotion and insecurities arise when even the people that call themselves after God keep confusing the Kingdom of God with the United States of America. And when that happens, especially through Christians with a public voice, then we have truly lost all perspective of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ.
America is being publicly humbled by God; and he is going to use Obama – and those after him – to further advance his agenda that will lead all nations to kneel before that one true King, Jesus, very soon. If any nation wants to become a tower that reaches up to high heaven, it will be humbled by a God who will not share His glory with people relying on their own strength.
America, where do you go from here? What does this mean for you? The future is going to be very, very rough. Your securities will vanish, the economy will go down, the education system will become even worse, the streets more dangerous, the churches even more divided, the youth even more disillusioned – unless there is a true movement that abandons all those idols mentioned above, and radically repents, makes a radical alignment with the King of the Kingdom of God and His Constitution. Live the Law of Christ in all areas of life, first and foremost in the areas of sex, money, power and how we “do church”. This is a defining moment for you as a nation. You could go down, as the German journalist of `Der Spiegel´ predicted. Or, America could be literally re-invented by Kingdom people who are ready to implode the prevailing myths about America‘s greatness, and replace it by God’s greatness. The King has even greater things purposed and would fulfill those purposes IF those who call themselves after Jesus the King, would turn away from their self-made religion, self-made churches and religious factions, self-made visions of success, and their self-made harmless God.
Can we lovingly but urgently call you back at this hour to begin and initiate a movement to reposition and repatriate yourselves into the eternal Kingdom by submitting yourself not only in theory but also in practical deeds to Jesus the King, starting to obey the King and His liberating decrees in all the areas that count? You might even want to write a Declaration of Dependence on God and each other, because by idolizing anything else before and over God, you will become illegal aliens in the country that counts, where we all are called to have our home: the Kingdom, the one place where our true citizenship, nationality and allegiance lies (Philippians 3:20). This is the only one country that will not be shaken, as it has an unchanging King.
If there is any way that we can help you in this great challenge and task – we want you to know we will.
Wolfgang Simson (1959) was born in Germany and has German, Jewish and Hungarian roots. He is married to Mercy and they have three kids. After living in the UK and India, they now live in the south of Germany.
In the midst of beginning a political career, a number of supernatural experiences brought him to a confrontation with the reality of Christ. After working as a social worker and taxi driver in Stuttgart, Germany, he later (1987) graduated with an M.Th. from Free Evangelical Theological Academy (Basel, Switzerland), where he later taught courses on Church Growth and Mission Strategy and became the assistant of the Dean, late Prof. Samuel Külling. While pursuing a Ph.D at various academic institutions in Belgium and the US – doing postgraduate studies in Missions and Cultural Anthropology – he found out that academia did not have the answers to the questions he was after – but God had them. In yet another direct experience with God he was shown the purpose, direction and path of his life, and he has been pursuing this ever since.
Wolfgang was working for two decades (1986 – 2006) as an evangelism and strategy consultant, researcher and journalist within various Christian networks and regional and global strategy think tanks in close to 60 nations. One of the founders of Dawn Europa, he has been a board member of both the British and the German Church Growth Associations, a member of the Lausanne Movement in Germany, editor of the well known EZines “Fridayfax”, “Fridayfax2” (now merged into StarFish News ) and “Kingdom Economic News”. He is the author of 12 books that have been translated into 20 languages so far.
Now, dear saints of God, neither fret nor fear that the United States of America is headed toward destruction; but rejoice in knowing all this is by the hand of God, and if we are His Holy Watchers, surely we were a part of it and had made the decree that Barack Obama would be reelected to the top office of this nation. I believe one way this decree took place was by many of us having sensed very strongly in the Spirit that he would not be unseated. Several of our friends, as well as myself, knew by the Spirit that he would win the race and finish that for which God had raised him up. What we knew was that which we could see unfolding by the Spirit from the throne of God. We were making the decree and causing it to become a fact. Some may have verbalized it from the heavens while in prayer as some did in 1989 when the powers of the nations along the Iron Curtain were brought down and given to others with the eventual collapse of the Soviet Union. The Holy Watchers of God were instrumental then, and they were instrumental with the past presidential election November 6, 2012. Therefore, since the holy Watchers/Sifters decreed Obama to be the president of the United States of America, how can we find fault with the fruit of our demand?
In our natural, human makeup, we may have made independent decisions that were contrary to God’s. In doing so, our decisions/votes at the polls might have been cast for the contender of His choice. If we had voted for Romney, or any other candidate, we missed the interpretation of the handwriting on the wall, while knowing in the Spirit we were making the decree from the heaven the exact opposite. Our spiritual command from the throne, and the fall of the gavel, stood over what our natural minds might have wanted. Therefore, we should well know that Barack Hussein Obama will do exactly for or against this nation that which pleases the One who rules in the kingdom of men. If he has been set to bless us, no man nor nation can prevent him from doing so. If he has been set as our German brethren wrote, even to the point of utter destruction, no man nor nation can prevent it. Although he and the powers pulling strings behind the scene believe they rule, it will unfold according to He who truly rules in the kingdom of men. That which has been decreed by His Holy Watchers are Sifting those appointed to high offices along with those of the nation! Can you say amen?
THE LEAVEN of HEROD
While on the Isle of Patos, John, the beloved of the Lord, heard Him say: “And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations.” Revelation 2:26
How many can really believe this? In all frankness, it appears impossible, especially since we are aware of the plans and advancements of the global powers that be. It is no great mystery that the rulers of the world’s nations, including our own, especially our own, are largely controlled by unseen oligarchs (a small group of people who together govern a nation or control an organization, often for their own purposes).
However, it is also no mystery, at least to those who hear from on high, that these men are but pawns in the fingertips of God. For as we mentioned in our previous article (#245.12), The Watchers had much to do with President Barak Obama and his election. And also Daniel’s word that a lot of people simply do not believe, religious and non-religious alike, that:
“This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever He will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.” Daniel 4:17
When we look at it objectively, and even without a shred of revelation by the Spirit of Christ, any rational person should be able to understand that there had to be more to this skinny guy from the windy city of Chicago winning the election…twice. How could anyone think that he could have made it to the presidency without divine help. Surely, his handlers, as with all the other presidents’ handlers had their roles in this grand production. They didn’t miss one word of the script; but the crux of the matter is that all the players thought they had written the script and had conducted the whole matter themselves. Ah! But the joke is on them as they are engulfed by the folly of their pride, right down to the last man, and it will be known in due time after they all have fallen into the ditch together.
Notwithstanding, let us reason, either in the natural or in the Spirit, but hopefully in the Spirit, and with no bias as much as is humanly possible. We will deal with the various winds that have been blowing over the nation whether factual or they are mere suppositions and innuendoes.
Whether fact or fiction, it is amazing that a man with nothing more than being a good teleprompter speaker, and being handsome according to some, could be placed overnight in the highest seat in the world. And who could have guessed that he would knock Hilary Clinton out of the race, the one who had been groomed for years and was expected to be a shoe-in for the job. Or did he?
Some say: “He didn’t build that. Somebody else made it happen.” They give a lot of credit to the Liberal News Media, Hollywood icons, along with billionaire backers. It’s a given that they were all a force to reckon with; but let us not forget the Watchers. Their decree was the authority behind what happened. I am sure that since King Nebuchadrezzar could not resist their command, I doubt that those of this present oligarchy could have resisted them either. Moreover, they had no apparent desire to do so, and it was the same with their first choice, a woman who was a real contender for the office, that is, until the Watchers diverted their attention—along with half the people of the United States—to Barack Obama.
He never had a job to speak of or run a business other than being a community organizer. It was common knowledge that his professed mentors and friends were anything but pro-American; such as: Gregory Galluzzo, Mike Kruglik, John L. McKnight, (all members of the Leftist Gamaliel Foundation), Alice Palmer, Frank Marshall Davis, anti-American bomber Bill Ayers, Barack Obama Sr. (all noted Communists), and Rev. Jeremiah Wright. In his book, “Dreams From My Father” he wrote: “To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist Professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.”
There were allegations of him having been born in Kenya rather than Hawaii that were voiced across the nation with as many believing it to be true as those who did not. The validity of his long birth certificate was being questioned. Some savvy digital experts maintain that it is a forgery and can be easily tested by almost anyone with programs like Paint Shop. In spite of all those ill winds blowing against him—he sailed on to be set in office.
Let us now ask ourselves, comparing natural things with natural things, was this man weighed in the balance of realistic scales? Did the people who were overwhelmed by his persona seriously consider any of the red flags that were raised daily about him ? Did they think that perhaps some of the smoke that was rising from his camp was coming from any fire of truth? The outcome speaks clearly that most either did not care, or they did not weigh the evidence, and/or innuendos, in an unbiased balance. If they had, and if they cared, the outcome could have been very much to the contrary when considering it on the natural plain. But that did not happen. He went on to become the President of the United States of America for the second time, and many knew he would; for being the Watchers, they had decreed it. Regardless of whether some were pleased with the outcome or were not, we know who really made this come to pass.
With God always being the Sovereign in the kingdom of man, it is a given that as it was with Babylon, it mattered not which Persian king was set in office by Him—Cyrus or Darius (Obama or Romney)—Babylon fell from power each time the holy demand came from the Watchers. It was made clear that it is God who rules and not narcissistic men of dust. It behooves us to know it is the same when we see coming to pass that which the Watchers of this day have decreed. If it had been Mitt Romney who had been commanded to be the President, he would have also been like Cyrus, the anointed of the Lord. Since it was Barack Obama, he then, is the Lord’s anointed. And please know this—the anointing has nothing to do with righteousness, but has everything to do with the Anointer, the One who anoints His servant to fulfill His flawless purpose.
It is still hard for many to wrap their minds around the thought that God could have anything to do with a nation’s political agendas or the outcome of elections. But elections are no more the outcome of man’s majority rule than wishful thinking of who would have been the next Roman Emperor during the persecution of Christians. To be reminded:
“…There is no power but of God: the powers that be are *ordained of God.” Romans13:1 “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: ALL things were created by Him, and for Him.” Colossians 1:16
*ordained: Grk tassÇ; to arrange in an orderly manner, that is, assign or dispose (to a certain position or lot)” Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance.
This is the God of Love from whom all things, thrones, dominions, principalities, and powers, were created. This same God unconditionally loves all that came from Him. How could He do otherwise? And like any parent, He chastises those He loves, as we see happening today with this great nation. Its destiny is in His sovereign hands, not carnal minded ones. Please, dear saints, know that it is not about Barack Obama, John Boehner, Harry Reid, George Soros, David Axelrod, the Bankers, or any other men of power whether behind the scene or in the forefront. It is about God and Him judging this nation which initially began in 1961 (see America Under Judgment by J. Preston Eby at:).
Unless there is a massive repentance and a turning back to God, His judgment upon the U.S. will continue, which will manifest in the form of more economic ills, social decline, and bad politics. These maladies upon a people are due to spiritual decadence and can only be solved spiritually! There will be no man-made solutions to any of these issues! If such were possible, the governors of New Jersey and New York could have waved their carnal fists at Sandy and her rage would have fizzled. But carnal means do not dictate to spiritual matters, this should not be a mystery. So how can a carnal man or his regime shake an angry fist at the storms of God sweeping this nation and have any effect? They can’t! The impotent prelates will flounder in their self-aggrandized pride like a shark out of water. What America needs is not the right messiah, be it man or woman, but Jesus. Repentance of her sins is paramount that she might be delivered from the judgment of her king Saul.
Many still look to the outcome of the recent presidential election as the solution to America’s problems; but this is not wise; for all who trust in horses and chariots, whether in one man or many, or in political parties, philosophies, armies, or man in general to save America are grossly deceived and have been blinded beyond reason. The election made no difference in what lies ahead; for until the hearts of the people turn from their evil ways and turn whole-heartedly to the Lord, the downward spiral to total destruction will continue.
Please hear this, Barark Obama cannot reverse it, neither could have Mitt Romney nor any of the others who were in the race! The cold fact is that regardless of the person in office, they would be contributors of it. Things would not have changed one iota. This is not to say that there will not be periods when conditions temporarily improve; but the general trend will continue to be toward economic, political, and social decay as the war lords sack more nations in the name of national security while the real motive is black gold.
I know we will continue to criticize the leaders of the U.S. government and heap an abundance of blame on them, and they will surely be held accountable; but the fact is, they cannot help themselves! God has placed a veil over their minds and hearts to cause them to walk about as men in a dark cloud. They are covered over with a spirit of folly, sometimes acting like imbecilic buffoons, as they preside over the nation’s demise; for God is judging this nation! The only thing that will change the kind of leadership we have is godly sorrow that works repentance unto salvation on a national level! We will surely see that this President, despite his best intentions and efforts, will come to know that he cannot reverse God’s wrath that is being laid upon us. But rather, he is a part of it. He may be very successful in doing that which is in his heart; but this is also part of the judgment.
Surely we can see that in God’s sovereignty, He is using this man, the members of Congress, the Supreme Court, and Federal agencies like pawns on His chessboard in order to humble the United States of America due to a nation under God having gone completely self-sufficient from underneath God. The U.S., for the most part, does not want to be under God and dependant on Him. She is full of independence, individualism, corporatism, nationalism, humanism, and moneyism. She trusts more in the President and the government for her safety and well-being than God. America has become a nation of idolatry, par excellence. Materialism is one of them and she refuses to align herself with God by any stretch of the imagination. By and large, the people have flatly rejected the true Messiah, the Savior, Jesus Christ, whereby only in Him are all things possible, while bowing to a man of like passions and proudly chanting, “Yes WE can! Yes WE can!”
Such reminds me of worldwide Christian programs that have had drives to get tens of millions to pray at the same time in hopes of persuading God to do what THEY want, believing that the more who prays, the more likely God will give in to their wishes, especially if they back Him into a corner by quoting scriptures to Him. Carnal efforts as this have never worked and they never will, much less carnal minded people chanting, “Yes WE can! Yes WE can!” I can imagine God taking this as a personal challenge and can almost hear Him saying: “No you can’t! And no you won’t! For without Me, you can do nothing—period!”
God is the one who whispers galaxies into existence, sets the sun and moon in their orbits, and raises up kings and world leaders. Like falling stars, He also removes them from power according to His timing and good pleasure. The latter was made clear in Daniel 2:21. Therefore, does it matter what their names are, or what their agendas might be? Not in the least. For they are all set in place by the left hand of God to advance His Kingdom in ways like Cyrus did when he subdued Babylon and released the Treasures of Darkness that were formerly held behind her walls.
There is little difference today between our heads of State and those in the days of Jesus. Herod, Pilate, and Caiaphas the high priest had roles to play, and once those roles were carried out; the Church was born and manifested that which turned the world upside down. Without those evil entities, the Treasures of Darkness, the saints of God, would have never been known. The roles of Herod and the others were by no means righteous; but what they did was essential so Jesus could be crucified. Without Pilate’s order for His death according to the people’s demand, the Kingdom of God would have never been more than one Son of God in the earth still walking around doing wonderful works and confined to one locality of wherever He might be at any given time. If He was in Alamogordo, New Mexico shopping for a new tunic at a Wal Mart Super Center, except for TV, no one in Bangladesh, or anywhere else in the world, would benefit from His glorious Sonship. You see, He had to die in order to fill every cell of His corporate body, the body that covers the entire earth. This was necessary to reach into the darkest corner of the world and subdue unto Him every problem. Without His death unto resurrection, anxieties, heartbreak, disease, all death, hell, and the grave could not be calmed nor destroyed. And some still ask, “Why did Jesus have to die?”
THE LEAVEN of HEROD
Turmoil and insecurities arise today when the people who call themselves by the name of God confuse His Kingdom with the church system, and even the United States of America. This is due to them not having a clear perspective of His Kingdom. They, therefore, dine from the world’s table rather than from the banqueting table of the Lord, and Jesus warned against this by saying: “…Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.” Mark 8:15
We have understood for a long time what the leaven of the Pharisees is, that it is referring to religious church dogmas, doctrines, tenets of faith, ordinances, rituals, and the likes; but what about the leaven of Herod? What could Jesus have been talking about? We don’t hear much about this; but it would be good if we knew.
While the Pharisees symbolized the religious world, Herod symbolized the political world. Today, we may have shed almost all of the religious trappings from our lives, but in many ways we have remained in bed with Herod. Unwittingly, we may have slipped on the king’s night shirt and maybe even crawled between the sheets of his political bed. Some are between Liberal sheets, while others are between Conservative sheets, and both sides think the others are in the wrong bed and believe they are totally blind to the truth. The fact is, there is little difference between the two lumpy beds. One has a blue bedspread and the other is red; but the bedframe and mattress are both the same—manmade, yet still decreed by the Watchers! When it comes to the Kingdom of God, they are both blind; for His Kingdom is not of this world. It is neither Socialistic nor Democratic. It is Theocratic! It is a Theocracy—God Ruled! And Cyrus, Obama, or whoever else, is very negatively instrumental in it all.
We might wonder how Christians could eat from Herod’s table? Most likely, because they believe the salvation of our country depends on their ability to cage the lion of political power and get him under their collective control of a people led democracy. They also believed that the more “Christian-like” the President might be, the sooner the nation will flourish as the Garden of Eden.
However, each president as far back as they go, regardless of his supposed or real commitment to Christ, has failed to place us at the right hand of God and has failed to give us dominion over our nation, much less the world. You can’t demand a king to rule over you and expect to have power over him. It does not work that way.
As for Romney not winning the race, we cannot say that his supporters did not try hard enough. I don’t think we have ever seen such frenzied political activity in the church system, and even with a large number of those who have the greater vision of spiritual matters. The leaven of Herod has been apparent, and most of it is built around the argument, “This is a Christian nation, so it is our Christian duty to do something! And when our man, or woman, gets in, he or she will turn things around and bring God back into focus, then prosperity and honor will return to our country again.”
Let it be that we are to be a people who will not be fooled by any of Herod’s hoodwinking, political ways. We are not to buy into the schemes of any of the self-aggrandizing heads of State, nor will we exalt these pompous puppets. Rather than looking to this president or to another, as our Messiah, we will continue in our calling to Sonship. We will keep doing the work of God’s kingdom until our goal is fully reached, as 2 Peter 1:10 admonishes. We will focus our attention on Jesus and be who we are in Him as we press toward the mark, for the prize of His high calling. We refuse to be identified by any party or power of our day; for we are His, and His alone!
Does this then mean that we must have nothing to do with politics? I cannot say. That is between each of us and what we know is right in the Spirit. Whether we sign petitions, write letters to congressmen and senators, vote, or we do none of these, let us be free in the Spirit to do or be free not to do. Whether we do or we do not each item or all of them, it is to be done without feasting on the political leaven of Herod.
Just prior to the election, our friend, John Clark, said, “I have heard that this is a case of voting for the lesser of the two evils. Well, why do I have to vote for evil at all? I refuse to vote for evil! Period!” And he didn’t!
John had a very good thought; for he understood that when a *lion roars, whether from the plains of the Serengeti, from the throne of God’s Kingdom, or from the oval office of the White House, it is by a decree of the Lord. There are lions in every kingdom: animal, man, and God, and they possess awesome powers in the realm wherein they live. But I can tell you this: When the prophets of God roar, when the Watchers decree, they have heard from on high, and that which they demand will come to pass over all realms under them! We believe it is the same with presidential lions, they roar that which is from the heavens; but they know not what they say or do. It is the Watchers who have an ear to hear and understand what they speak into the ear of the lions to fulfill the desires of He who rules and judges in the kingdom of men…
*Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?” Amos 3:7-8
WHEN LIONS ROAR
WHEN LIONS ROAR
“Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey? will a young lion cry out of his den, if he has taken nothing? Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?” Amos 3:4, 7-8
The African lion roars when he has caught his prey; for he has taken down that which will appease his hunger. He knows he will eat well, he and his pride/oligarchy; for his means and ways have been met with victory. Every creature round about his kill takes cautious heed.
It is much the same with the lions of nations. When the heads of State have caught their prey (the people) they also roar with political rhetoric while praising themselves for the seemingly good they have done.
The king of beast’s dominion on man’s level is quite different than the dominion of the Sons of God in His Kingdom. For one, there is no mercy when the ravenous lion rules in judgment over its subjects. They are but flesh on his dinner table: They are burdened by the ever increasing load of taxes, as daily oppressions become the norm. Laws and more laws are imposed, judicial injustices are not uncommon, wars and rumors of wars are ever present. They become demoralized by the day as godliness and virtuous living are undermined, laughed at, and even made unlawful. The beating drums of dumbing down of America’s senses are weighing heavy upon her.
Political liars will either justify or deny having to do with any of this while making more infringing laws, ridiculous policies, executive orders, to name a few, as the unholy bilge swells to bursting capacity and gullible souls fail to see the obvious. There may be an appearance of concern toward the people, and a few things put into place that will help them; but these are pseudo mercies, and our nation’s lions promise to fill every empty pot with a chicken, and supply every family with a home filled with all the niceties of life, or give everyone a job who wants one while bankrolling everyone who chooses not to work. This is all done, of course, by taxing “only the rich” to *spoil the poor. Such “mercy” is not mercy at all. It is merciless! And it is a sure way of destroying a nation and its people; for it in fact takes from them everything that makes them great. Most honorable people will refuse free money, food, and other goods; but when it becomes common place among the populace, and it is by law taken from others, it is very seldom real help, especially when those who work are robbed to give to those who won’t work. This is in no way directed to those who cannot work, or cannot find work, but those who choose not to work as long as others pull their wagon down life’s free ride. Seems like there are more in the wagon than those pulling it, which is becoming very burdensome on the pullers. *spoil: to treat one with indulgence; to destroy or strip of one’s possession, such as to spoil a nation; become unfit for consumption or use; to rot or become putrefied.
Mercy should be that which truly helps, temporarily, when there is a genuine need. To do otherwise is to cut away at a nation’s greatness. The mercies we see have the earmarks of government handouts that usually do more harm than good. By no means can this be mercy. It is a ploy to harness those to whom they claim are receiving their free gifts. It is all a sham, a pretext, an artful guise to gain total control over those to whom the pseudo mercy is to go. The people certainly receive from the hand of the government, who have taken it from the many hands of the people; but it is lacking the true spirit of mercy.
Mercy of the Kingdom of God, however, is that which truly helps people. You see, it is not administered by the lion that rules supreme over the servants of his kingdom. It is the Lion of Judah. One reason this is possible is that He lays down with the Lamb—the ravaging power over flesh and the sacrificial gentleness toward the lost are in union and perfect harmony. But when a lion rules without the balancing factor of the lamb—whether Cyrus, Darius, Nero, or whether Clinton, the former Bushes, Obama, or all the others before them—there is very little mercy delivered from such bestial thrones. They cannot do otherwise; for they are all but flesh themselves. Surely, whether knowing or not, they all have been responsible for fomenting the demise of America.
This dark cloud, however, is not all bad, at least not as seen in God’s plan of things. All these hard circumstances imposed upon the people make a way for the Treasures of Darkness to come forth! Such rule is certainly caustic; but this should be no horrible matter to you and me. Remember? It is one of those things decreed by the Watchers, and although it was by their holy demand, it is void of holy mercy. For instance, Jesus prophesied/decreed that He would come (in the form of Titus and his army) and destroy Jerusalem and the Temple, and there was no mercy there either. So let us not think that God’s decrees always establish beds filled with sweet smelling lilac blossoms.
So many today have been swept away by a tide of smooth rhetoric that the powers that be will shower them with bowels of mercy. But please know, with egocentric men in play, it is impossible for them to minister mercy upon anyone but themselves. Our souls weep, of course, at the thought of such a merciless regime raining upon this great nation; yet the stage has been set by a higher power, and we should and we will say—amen! It is a decreed scenario that must run its course, and it will. It will continue on until there is a godly sorrow that works repentance unto salvation sweeping over the land. Until then, there will be no deliverance from this judgment! The word of the Lord has gone forth from the mouth of Watchers, it will not return void, but it will accomplish that which has been decreed, and prosper whereto it has been sent (ref. Isaiah 55:11). This rebellious child of a nation will not snatch the rod of judgment from His hand, neither by hook nor crook, judicial laws, congressional bills, nor executive orders. The Washington/Money Power Plutocracy, the oligarchy, as well as Mr. Obama, must remain in power, for the word of demand to be accomplished. Whether it is at the hands of these or others, the judgment will be very much the same with every move they make being a portion of their own judgment, for: Be sure to know, your sin will find you out, Numbers 32:23. And, Your own wickedness will correct you, Jeremiah 2:19. Truly, God has the final word in the matter, not the actors on the set.
Many are between two worlds—that of the Kingdom of God and that of man’s. On one hand they desire to enter God’s glorious Kingdom, the one that can only build up and satisfy the spiritual man, while on the other hand, it is man’s kingdom which pertains to and ministers to the natural man. Both kingdoms are vying for dominion, and the greater, of course, will win, and we don’t have to be told which is the greater; for it is clear that it is the everlasting one, the one by which the King of kings is in command. This Kingdom is the one wherein abides Life, the Life of the ages! Although God rules in the kingdoms of men, there has been nothing to match His Kingdom. It is the one that affords the life of the ages! It radiates with God’s life par excellence! It will come to pass and be manifested in its full glory regardless of the opposition; for the Kingdom and dominion was given to Him, the Lord of lords, the one who has it within Himself to make it happen.
“For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: ALL things were created by Him, and for Him.” Colossians 1:16
This verse is so clear that a child would not err therein; but Bible scholars and theologians have missed that mark for centuries, whether willingly, blind, or out of ignorance! Even so, can we realistically heap blame upon them? No, we should not; because God is the one who blinded their eyes so that they do not see: “…Who hath made man’s mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?” Exodus 4:11 And, “The LORD hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.” Deuteronomy 29:4 Therefore, since He not only creates thrones, dominions, principalities, and powers, He blinds those of His choosing from being able to see the simplest particle of His doing while opening wide the eyes and ears of His Prophets, and especially the Watchers. In turn, whether audible or in the Spirit they shout His word together in agreement, in symphonic harmony throughout the world. By the power of their decrees, things are established. The prophets prophesy when they hear their Lion roar out of Zion; but the Watchers decree and establish those prophecies.
The morning stars, we are sure, were also in symphonic harmony when they sang together, as well as the sons of God when they shouted for joy as noted in Job 38:7. It was one voice, one accord, one cry of joyous exultation. We do not know if the morning stars singing together and the sons of God shouting for joy were merely overwhelmed reactions by what they saw, or if the sons’ shouts were decrees that were part of laying down the foundations of the earth.
Regardless, if our eyes happen to be open enough to see some of the light emitted from those words, I am sure we are shouting a little for joy about now, and if not now, hopefully, very shortly. We should at least be overwhelmed enough with astonishment and can join together in singing with the morning stars. And please know, such singing is not merely coming together in the same vicinity, such as with a group of people in the choir loft of their church. This singing together, yachad in the Hebrew, means to sing as a unit, as one, with one voice. The Hebrew word is the equivalent to the Greek word sumphoneo in Matthew 18:19 where it speaks of people being in agreement: “I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.”
This verse has been used for generations by well-meaning people attempting to get what they want without any regard to what the Spirit was saying about it. They came together (bodily) with something they wanted, and the plan was laid out. Their wants were told to one or two others, an entire congregation, or to untold thousands on worldwide prayer chains. And please take note, I appreciate prayer chains, especially if I am the one in need of prayer. Nevertheless, we have misused the very words of Jesus, saying, “If two of you shall agree…as touching anything that you shall ask, it shall be done for them.” From experience we all surely know that sometimes it is done and sometimes it is not. Brethren, there is something wrong with this picture. Either Jesus was telling the truth, or He missed the mark (sinned) by misunderstanding the principle of prayer, or He was lying. If He was telling the truth, as carnal minds perceive this verse, every single time two or more people set their minds to “agree” on a certain matter, God would have to honor their agreement. If not, Jesus would be made a sinner by missing the mark of what God would really do, or He was lying. But we know this is impossible; for as it is with His Father, and ours, He can neither sin nor lie (ref. 1 John 3:9 & Titus 1:2).
Agree, in this verse, has nothing whatsoever to do with two or three making a pact to agree on anything; but it has everything to do with being in union with the Spirit of Christ, and rising in symphonic harmony to meet that which is already finished in the heavens. Some may not know, but the Greek word for agree is sumphoneo and means to be in harmony. It is derived from sun and phoneo. Sun refers to being in complete union with another entity. In this case it is phoneo from where our English phone is derived and means voice or sound. Symphony is the transliteration of sumphoneo. A symphony is composed of various types of people and instruments, whereby all the variation rise in the same spirit to produce one sound, one voice of beautiful harmony. And as it is in the body of Christ, each class of instrument is strategically placed in the various regions of the orchestra for their greatest potential to be drawn. Although the entire orchestra produces one sound, not every instrument is always sounding at the same time. There are occasions when only one instrument is being voiced, such as violin or a trumpet. During such times as this, the silence of all the others is just as important as the one being played. Everyone and every instrument fit perfectly in the whole as the members either sound their instruments on cue or keep silent. That is what it is to agree on earth as touching anything whether it is two or three members of the body of Christ, or the whole body sounding together as ONE VOICE! (Margit wrote an excellent article, The Song of The Lord, concerning this thought: www.godfire.net/song.html)
As it is with any orchestra, at hearing the first sounds, or noise, when the musicians are doing the final tuning their instruments, one might wonder if anything good could come from such an unorganized crowd of people. And it has been the same with the symphony of the Lord’s body; but I believe the time has come for the stage’s Light to be turned on. It is the time of birthing, if you please, as our friend Daniel Sutton quoted this short statement recently he heard by the Spirit: “The water is broken.” When this happens, anyone who knows about this sort of thing, understands that “the time is short,” as others wrote a couple of days ago that they heard by the Spirit.
Therefore, since the water is broken, and the time is short—it is time for the members of the Conductor’s body to take their places and anxiously wait for His baton to slice the air to initiate the grandest symphonic birth the world has ever known. What a decree from the Watchers that will bring forth the manifestation of the glory of the sons of God who will bring salvation to the lost, the downtrodden, the outcast, the wounded, the forsaken, and to all others who hurt!
The entire house will be filled with the glory of the Lord that streams from each vessel. Now that, my friends, is what it is to agree. It is the Lord’s symphony with Him as the Conductor. That is the song of the stars with which we surely sang in agreement. A symphony of rapturous praise by the Spirit from seeing the foundation of the earth being rolled out like a scroll. Such a glorious view of God’s creation, from beginning to end that filled every son of God with a joyous, ear-splitting shout, and it is time to sing and shout again and establish the Kingdom of God at the end of the old era to begin the new!
We know of two people who were witnesses to all of this; but they did not live to see it unfold. One was our first grandson who died at the young age of nineteen, and the other was the daughter of a sister from Mississippi we met in a home meeting near Stanton, Tennessee. Her daughter, as it was with our grandson, also died young. She, like it was for Christopher, saw all there was to know about God, Jesus Christ, and everyone who ever was, is, or will be. They both saw and understood every thing there was to know about mankind, including every individual. They were in awe at knowing all things from the beginning to the end and everything before the beginning and everything after the end, while they knew that they could not possibly know anything like this. Nonetheless, they both saw it and understood it all, for several minutes, while they peered into the eyes of Jesus who had appeared to them. The ongoing and final Word and Spirit that also flowed through their understanding was that—”ALL IS WELL!”
I believe these two precious ones were living on the brink between heaven and hell, between life and death, between this side of the river and the other side—and during one of those times they drew nearer to those celestial shores than to the shores of the world, and they saw all things clearly. To think that we are still concerned about who our president is, whether it is for better or for worse.
Some might think I am either for or against this president, and perhaps in the natural as knowing things I may lean in one direction more than the other; but in the Spirit, it matters not one wit to me whether the president is male or female, black, white, black and white mixture, brown, red, yellow, shades between them all, albino, or pink. Note, these trifles are not an issue. Period! People do not think with their skin. They may think certain ways due to how they were treated because of their skin. Or they may have never been mistreated; but their family, friends, and mentors may have told them all their lives how they are hated by everyone else, and that because of their heritage, they will never prosper in the world. The way people think and do things are what needs to be weighed in the balance of one’s personal qualities and especially presidential qualities, and not their physical appearance. We have friends of varied races who we would place our lives and all we own in their hands and never give it a second thought. We also know people of varied races who we wouldn’t entrust our goldfish to their care, should we ever have one. Skin tones do not make people think good or bad; but I can tell you this. Jesus Christ is a factor that causes all who are born of His Spirit to think and do as He thinks and does.
In the natural makeup of my being, I care whether a president and his oligarchy have designs of bringing the people of the nation under their totalitarian control, which it is apparent that most of them have embraced that agenda. And do we think the one who sits today in the oval office—not a concentrical, round office that speaks of God’s unwavering perfection—is any different? Come on now! Don’t get side tracked and think that the captain of your football team (the president of your party) is an exception. He is not; for not only have the others worked according to the whims of the carnal man, so has this one. Moreover, his and his oligarchy’s whims, ideologies, and dictates have been decreed by the Watchers, namely, you and me! Don’t be shocked; but such things as this happen when it is commanded for a nation to be judged. Even so, we may want to take the rod of correction from the hand of our Father when we see our brothers and sisters flayed to an inch of their lives; but all efforts and pleas fall on deaf ears. He will hear none of it! In1961, the Watchers decreed from the visions they had that this nation would be severely judged, and judgment began that year. It has continued since, and no one has been able to reverse it.
Even so, when we understand it is by God’s hand that the government’s mind-set is to undermine the Constitution, to enslave the people, to pit ethnic groups against one another, spend the country into bankruptcy, and then rebuild it into a Socialistic nation ruled by an “elite” few (the oligarchy), are we to endorse God’s judgment by doing everything we can to support the destruction of the nation? God forbid! By no means should we ever vote to retain or elect men and women who support the killing of more than 54 million babies since 1973 by abortion. Nor should we endorse that which God calls an abomination. Let God control the population if there is a need, not the half-witted sages of the world order. We should, however, minister life and deliverance to those who are party to such an atrocity, whether willingly or unwillingly. Likewise, to endorse homosexuality as a God sanctioned lifestyle would be no different than endorsing fornication. The mystery is that, many people see nothing wrong with either, while some feel that recreational sex, or sex outside of marriage is ok, but not homosexuality. But can we not see that they both are fruits of the carnal nature’s lust? Both are generated by sexual emotions and desire. The only difference between the two is that one is natural and the other is not natural which goes against nature; but both render the same result—physical and emotional self-satisfaction!
Therefore, just because we know that God is judging this nation as well as the world by opening such doors by the works of amoral people and base politicians, we cannot endorse the people nor their actions that help to bring destruction to their lives and the nation. For instance, we could never see a child sodomized and turn a blind eye to the horrific act and say, “Well, it is God’s judgment on the nation.” Never, not in a million years could we do so, nor could we give credence to it! Even at the risk of our own life, we would put a stop to it if at all possible. Also, if we could go back in time with the understanding that the horrific death of Jesus was necessary to be part of the salvation of all, and we knew it was a decree from on high, we could have never endorsed it or have been a part of it.
Therefore, when we see God’s judgment being levied upon the people of this country, we neither attempt to usurp His authority and take the rod from His hand, nor do we plead with Him to let the nation go without being disciplined. Nor do we take the self-righteous approach by gathering around like cheerleaders encouraging Him on. However, as the Watchers, when the time comes, we will say to the rods of correction to cease, and they will obey! The powers will be removed and replaced with others of God’s choosing.
The Watchers will not prophesy that it will take place, someday, but decree it to be, and it will be established! Since the two witnesses of Revelation 11 have finished their testimony, for the most part, they have been killed by the beast. They are laying as laughingstocks in the streets of that great city that is spiritually called Sodom and Egypt; that is, the United States of America. The beast waged war on those whose testimony had been godly, descent, honorable, moral, and the beast has won that war. His weapons have been scurrilous propaganda, character assassinations, deriding those who are anything other than crass, worldly, and decadent. Charlatan ministers and churches have added to their demise as well as the News Media, Christian scandals of promiscuity and immorality, and more, have all been part of the weapons that helped to kill the two witnesses. But praise God! Their testimony was finished! There was nothing more for them to say! It was time for it to end and make room for that which is greater!
We see that after three days, these two witnesses are raised to life and are caught up to heaven, to a much higher realm of life and authority. With the prophetic order dead, they no longer prophesy—THEY DECREE! They do not prophesy in sackcloth—they decree from the throne of God in the heavens! And when they decree, things happen, and it does not take 1000 years, 100 years, or even 1 year to see it! Moreover, when the Watchers decree, they don’t have to put out a fleece to see if it is of God or not. They don’t have to test the waters. They don’t have to step out on a limb in blind faith and say, “Thus saith the Lord.” No, not at all! For they speak from the Throne’s powerhouse of authority and dominion! Their decrees do not have to be worked up, fasted for, or given to premeditation. When the time comes, without hesitation, forethought, or wavering whatsoever— they demand things to be, and they are established. Frankly, if they didn’t sound the decrees when it was time, I believe they would explode from the build up of power from within. How many of you have had a foretaste of this and can relate to what I am saying? A few, I am sure.
There was a season when the spirit of prophecy flowed like mighty rivers in this nation. But the time has come for that which is foretold—and declared to be taking place in the distant future—to end. Prophecies had let us know what wonderful things would come to pass, which gave us hope. But the time has come for the Watchers to bring it all to pass by their anointed decrees! It is like an executive order that has been sealed until an appointed hour, and once that hour arrives, whoever is authorized to do so breaks the seal. The order is made known to the Watchers who decree and establish that which had been prophesied. A decree can also be made that has never been prophesied. It can be a word in due season and for the occasions as the Lord conveys His word to His Watchers. It can be a word or event that had been heard or seen by a prophet, like John, but forbidden to be written in the book of Revelation.
Some would be tempted to draw up a pattern as to how the Watchers work; but we do not see that they have a pattern. They simply demand and establish things from the Throne; for being one mind with their King, they go about His business and bring forth whatever His plan might be at any given moment whether it is time for prophecies to be fulfilled or it is a new thing. Moreover, until our natural minds are totally renewed, some of our Father’s doings might not be that which we would choose or even think could be something He would be a part of. One thing comes to mind that a few surely disagree with His choice of our current president. Even so, it, indeed, was His choice, and He then passed it on to His Watchers in the form of a decree to make sure it happened. We might ought to get used to these High Court orders; for when they are given to us, we will demand that they are fulfilled whether our natural minds like it or not; for when the Lion roars from the heights of Zion, how can we do other than to decree His word?
We know that He spoke to John that to the overcomers He would… ” …give power over the nations.” Revelation 2:26. We look at this and may form an opinion that one of the first things we will do is to destroy the wicked governments of the world and set up God’s righteous ones in their place. And perhaps, punish the bad guys and reward the good ones. But by now, we are seeing that there is more to it than this; such as, decreeing that men of clandestine motives are set in power to judge and bring nations down.
It is still hard for many to grasp that many matters are by the decree of the Watchers, and those decrees are demands as holy ones, and this is so the world may know that the most High rules in the kingdom of men. And also that God gives it to whomsoever He will! And He sets up over nations the basest of men. Daniel 4:17.
As for base men, look around, my friends, and find one who is self-willed, self-aggrandizing, an egotistical self-loving narcissist, who is oozing with pride, one who is a hyper-sensitive, ruthless, vindictive, heartless, and pitiless man, who is unremorseful, deceitful, and is a pathological liar you might have found the next president of the United States of America, or some other world leader. For how much more base can one be?
With only a slight insight of these things, we can see that it is not a deep mystery that there is no president who has ever had the solution to America‘s problems, much less that of the other nations of world. Men, in fact, are the cause of the problems, and there will never be a day when we can trust in horses and chariots and reap that which only comes by the grace of God. There is no man, or many men, no political parties or organizations that can rid us of wickedness, poverty, and tyranny. Neither philosophies, armies, nor man in general can avert this. Until the hearts of the people forsake their evil ways and turn whole-heartedly to the Lord, the downward spiral to total destruction will surely continue.
So, let the lions of the earth roar; for they have their prey. Let the young lions roar in their dens; for they have taken their kill inside. But now the Lord, the Lion of Judah has also taken His prey—this nation—and it is in the jaws of his anointed, Cyrus/Obama, and His Watchers are sounding their decrees. His holy ones are demanding these things to be done. But this is not the end of the matter; for the same Watchers will decree the destruction of these earthly base lions of folly. They will say thus far and no more!
When lions of the world roar, their people fear, and much more so when the lions of God roar, namely, His sons, the Watchers. Their roar is not from beneath, but from above, from on high! There will then be a worldwide fear sweeping over all flesh; but another fear, a godly fear; that is, a reverence for Jesus Christ. It will flood the hearts and souls of all! When the Lord GOD has spoken, what can the Sons, the Watchers do but to—DECREE REGIME CHANGES, TRANSFORM LIVES, HEAL THE SICK, RAISE THE DEAD, and MANIFEST LOVE EVERLASTING FROM HE WHO IS LOVE? Thus—THE MANIFESTATION OF THE SONS OF GOD; for THE WATER IS BROKEN, and THE TIME IS SHORT!
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