17 November 2020

There are a pile of people who talk about breaking down walls, usually thinking about jails. Those things that enslave us. They don’t think the way that the ancients did. A wall, then was a good thing, because it kept raiders out. It was easy and cheap to guard. Being in an open village was not a good thing. Until about the Napoleonid age, if there was a wall you got yourself behind a wall quick smart. Today, with fuel air bombs and bunerk bunsters, t is better to be distributed, dispersed, hidden.

But a dispersed people cannot be “guided” by the elite. They want us crowded, and they want us to live by fear. Which is why this meme applies today.

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This is not how it will be, and not how we should be. There are those who note that Jerusalem is now suburbs around the old city. Too many people live there, and this prophecy is fulfilled. However, there is an anology here about the church. The first part is that the people of God will break through the walls of doctrine that divide and give those who are not of Christ a sense of power as they work up the hierarchy. The second is that our protection is not in the structure of ancient diisions but in the truth and from God.

For without God, the Church won’t survive the difficulties in any generation.

Zechariah 2:1-5

2 [a] And I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, a man with a measuring line in his hand! 2 Then I said, “Where are you going?” And he said to me, “To measure Jerusalem, to see what is its width and what is its length.” 3 And behold, the angel who talked with me came forward, and another angel came forward to meet him 4 and said to him, “Run, say to that young man, ‘Jerusalem shall be inhabited as villages without walls, because of the multitude of people and livestock in it. 5 And I will be to her a wall of fire all round, declares the Lord, and I will be the glory in her midst.’”

1 Thessalonians 5:12-18

12 We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labour among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, 13 and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. 14 And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the faint-hearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. 15 See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

I pray, hope, and believe that the Church will in the final days be glorious. But let us not be foolish. There are those who sit in the seats of people who are deemed as leaders of the previous generation who are not of Christ[1]. I’m not that sure about the people who were called righteous by the leaders of the 1960s, anyway. It is Christ who preserves the church. The false prelaters will not survive the coming reformation, for it will be akin to fire.

There is a reason such people agree to the lockdowns, for when we meet together in the name of Christ ie is with us. They think that if we are not with each other we will fall into sloth and despair, which to them is a worthy goal. Or we will let our pride rule, us, and fall into a hell of self made isolation. Pride is a trap.

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We are not on this earth to hate others. There is struggle in this time, which relates to the way evil has been baked into the progressive project. But that is akin to building a wall against risk, when what is needed is the fire of God that protects and preserves, which is the holy spirit.

I expect the welfare state, that thing first promoted ans practical Christianity by avowed Fabian Socialists, to fail before it gets to a century ( you can date it from the 1930s in NZ, and from the 1970s it was curdled). Because we will run out of money.

I expect to see this.

And in that time, what will be left is the Church. Do not ever rely on the state or the promises of Men. For we are all fallen, and all our states are made up of fallen men. Trust instead God,

And give him alone the glory.

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1/ Memo to David Warnock. You repent of the evil you have done. Not what your grandfather or father did. Your sin. Your skin colour is not sin. I congratulate you for being honest: you are a politician not a pastor.

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Jonathan
Jonathan
3 months ago

Have you read the dystopian novels by Larry Burkett? They are set in a future USA with heavy control and huge welfare among other problems.
What I found interesting, and I believe will happen in the future, is that control by government/ elites will be heavily centered in the cities and the rural areas and town will be much freer – government can only control so much and will focus where most of the people are.
In his books, some of the remote states had de-facto succeeded and were well enough armed that the federal government didn’t try to take them back.