MEASURING GOD’S KINGDOM BY WORLDLY STANDARDS 25 MAY 2017
When Awake individuals, including Christlike Christians, who are the truly awake ones, gaze out into the World, you see international organizations like the Bilderbergers and Trilateral Institution, powerful international banks like the Rothschild Citi banks…and the person wonders “Where are God’s organizations??” True, there are religious organizations like the Vatican, the World Council of Churches, and the WT Society and neutral benevolent groups like UNICEF, but the astute individual realizes that they are simply part of the World, and contribute to Satan’s Matrix, the Kingdom of Death. So a brother in Christ, observing all this, asked me: “It seems like the 1% good that are aware of this have to find a way to mobilize to expose the 1% evil…they have societies, we should also have a similar structure or organization…do they exist?”
THE PROBLEM. Does God have similar organizations to compare with the Satan’s World? No, or they would be worldly. God’s kingdom works in very quiet, subtle ways. He has chosen the weak and lowly things of the world to confound these powerful, well-funded, well-organized, worldly organizations.”But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty…and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: that no flesh should glory in His presence.” (A) I have witnessed the way God works and it is mighty…but it is very subtle…it does not get the attention of the World’s media…it does not come with the glitter and paparazzi and pomp and fanfare. What God is doing has to be seen with spiritual eyes!! That is why so many miss seeing it, they are taking worldly measuring criteria to find the work of God! Unfortunately, some who are not using spiritual eyes to see what God is doing, are despairing of life as the World seems so powerful.
WHAT GOD USES. The apostle Paul astutely said, “When I am weak, then am I [spiritually] strong.”(B) Let’s back up slightly on that verse where Paul quotes Christ telling him, “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” Paul then says, “Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest on me.”(C) A perfect example of this is recorded in the book The Heavenly Man. It describes how God raised a strong Christian man in the middle of communist China where there were no Christians (they had been wiped out), and no Bibles and no missionaries. He created a believer out of nothing. The Communists were so ignorant of God that they thought if they wiped out all the missionaries and Christians they would stop the work of God. He showed His power over them. The book The Heavenly Man is just one example of many how God has shown His power when from a worldly standpoint He was supposedly defeated. “The Word of the Lord came unto me, saying…For who hath despised the day of small things…” (D) This is because God repeatedly picks small insignificant things to do great works…a jaw-bone as a weapon of mass destruction(E)…a tiny mustard seed’s growth as a picture of His work (F), 5 barley loaves to feed a crowd (G), and finally arguably one of His greatest works: taking some slaves and making the people of Israel.
WHEN GOD’S PEOPLE COMPARED THEIR ORGANIZATION WITH THE WORLD’S. In the book of Judges we read about how Israel was ruled by God’s appointed judges. But further along in 1 SAM 8:5, we see the people wanted to be like all the other nations:”now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.” (LIKE ALL THE NATIONS!) And the prophet Samuel was upset and God told his prophet, “They have rejected me [God Almighty], that I should not reign over them.” 1 SAM 8:7
GOD’S MIGHT. God’s strength is mighty to the pulling down of the World’s strongholds. This is why God did a “Thus saith the Lord” in Zechariah: “Thus saith the Lord…Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the Lord…”(H) God sent one man Yahshua to do a mighty work. He began without any organization, simply calling common people without any training to him for discipling. This reminds me somewhat of how in ancient times the Spartans reacted when their ally Sicily called upon them for a strong army to save them. Did the Spartans send a army of their mighty hoplite heavy infantry? No they sent one man, one of their good generals…they were so confident in the power of one good man, they sent one man rather than an army, and he got the job done. That was confidence in their strength. Likewise, God had total confidence that his man Yahshua (who turned out to the Immanuel, God with Us, the Son of God) could save the day. He came into this world without any of the worldly trappings that make men powerful and great. God was choosing the small things to confound the strong and powerful.
GOD’S BRIDE. God’s true redeemed holy people are a subtle thing. Like the prophet was told by God that 7,000 unseen believers had not bowed the knee to Baal, likewise God has a cache of true believers that make up a beautiful bride class. The Bride of Christ is beautiful, but it has to be seen with spiritual eyes. She is there, a chaste beautiful bride, but she is not out in the open for the World to ravish…and believe me they seek her to dirty and destroy her, so she is rather hidden. “They have taken crafty counsel [conspired] against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.”(I) The Psalm writers were constantly talking about God hiding His people, to quote one: :”Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues. Blessed be the Lord: for He hath showed me his marvelous kindness in a strong city.”(J)
There my dear reader is the situation. We must see God’s organizations with spiritual eyes. We cannot measure them by worldly standards. But God can use these seemingly weak things in mighty ways!! That is how He has chosen to work, so that no man can glory in what He has done. Have a blessed day in our Savior.
(A) 1 COR 1:27-29 (B) 2 COR 12:10b (C) 2 COR 10:9 (D) ZECH 4:8, 10a (E) JDG 15:15 (F) MT 13:32 (G) JN 6:9 (H) ZECH 8:22 (I) PS 83:3 (J) PS 31:20-21
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