Saturday, February 19, 2022

Mankind’s ETERNAL Void Without Their ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Creator!



Lucifer can only succeed when humanity is at it basest and lowest point. That is when he is most powerful. His goal is just that; to reduce man spiritually and reduce him to a carnal and base state of non-absolutes and godless delusions to further his demonic agenda at all cost. It is ALL about him (Isa. 14:12-14)! He is fallen humanity's slave master and exploits man's fallen nature for his evil delusional designs of self-worship and absolute power (Isa. 14:12-14).

The more that a man’s soul consumes, the more that a man’s soul needs to consume!

The fathomless depths of the abyss of man’s soul are as a ravishing dragon ever seeking to be fulfilled and satisfied (Eccl. 3:11, Jude 1:10)! Today there are EXPONENTIAL vain fillers for mankind's void; via the EXPONENTIAL advances in technology, accessibility to lawless and vile desires (sex, drink, drugs, etc), all types of the abundance of entertainment and media, material and produce products, and boundless liberties for one to gorge oneself's soul! In these last days where everything is in EXPONENTIAL and in diverse abundance, one can observe the absolute emptiness of our day of godless mankind as materialism EXPONENTIALLY abounds! But in light of this EXPONENTIAL abundance, mankind is EXPONENTIALLY more depressed, distressed and destitute of the TRUE happiness and joy that ONLY their ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Creator can give them in RIGHTEOUSNESS (Psalm 1, John 15:1-7, Gal, 5:19-23)


But in light of this EXPONENTIAL abundance, mankind is EXPONENTIALLY more depressed, distressed and destitute of the TRUE happiness and joy that ONLY their ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Creator can give them!


The more a man’s soul consumes, the more that a man’s soul needs to consume. The soul of man is ETERNAL. It was designed by Almighty God to “house” the ETERNAL God (Isa. 55:1-2, John 1:4, 4:14). My friend, what or who can replace Almighty God? When a man or woman leaves out their Creator from their temporal existence in this fallen and ravished world, they will ALWAYS end up serving their fallen destructive appetites, all the while seeking to find fulfillment, deceiving themselves and reaping the horrific consequences thereof (Rom 1:18-32, Gal. 6:7, Heb. 13:4, Rev. 20:11-15). Oh! How we need Almighty God’s Savior!!! (Rom. 7:24-25)
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Deliverance Only in Christ
My friend, there is NEVER any excuse for serving the vile desires of our heart (Jer. 17:9, Matt 15:16-19). Almighty God has sent His Son to deliver (rescue) us from ourselves and from His coming judgment on our outright display of the transgressions of fallen humanity (John 3:36, Rom 3:23, 7:24-25). The practice of non-absolutes, disorder, chaos, anarchy and lawlessness can NEVER bring about a utopia or harmony let alone peace in this fallen world (Isa. 48:22). One will NEVER enter into Almighty God’s presence and His RIGHTEOUS Heaven without true repentance and the reception of Divine reality and truth (John 3:3-17, 4:24, 1 Cor. 6:9, 15:50, Eph. 5:5, Heb. 13:4).
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His Son came to earth, was born of a virgin, suffered, was crucified and died to be YOUR propitiation unto righteousness.

Almighty God calls out to ALL today, “Repent and be saved for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!” Almighty God loves you with a PERFECT and ETERNAL love which transcends the limited confines of this little temporal world. (Rom. 10:4, 1 John 2:2, 4:10). My friend, I do not know how to say anything more wonderful than that!

Today mankind’s godless appetite and rebellion know no boundaries. My friend, may you be one who embraces Divine reality in an evil, decadent and licentious day. Only Almighty God can fill and satisfy the ravishing beast of mankind's soul. May you personally know Almighty God's personal Savior in these last days. You will NEVER be the same!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F


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Friday, February 18, 2022

Setting the Stage for the Ultimate Tyranny –Jan Markel Rumble Video

My friends, if you follow current events in light of the EXPONENTIAL growth and implementations of the technological mediums of godless and lawless men, then you will have to see that all things globally and nationally are moving very very rapidly to the Day of the Lord and to the mark of the Beast- Rev. 13.  Jan's intererview with Leo is beyond sobering and should cause us all to be redeeming the time for Jesus and looking for His soon coming for His Bride!

Maranatha!

David


Jan Markell talks to journalist Leo Hohmann. They see the stage being set globally for the ultimate tyranny of the Tribulation. Health passports will lead to all personal information in the wrong hands. More crises must be implemented in the coming months as the globalists scheme. Psalm 2 reminds us that God laughs at such dictators and evil doers. His plan will override them.

Our Present EXPONENTIAL End Times Harvest Season World!

As we look at the 6000 years of human history; we find ourselves in this present day, at the accumulative technological EXPONENTIALLY superabounding depot for EXPONENTIAL population growth, technological advancement (in all sciences and warfare), in global depravity, lawlessness, godlessness, and global demonic oppression (Dan. 12:1-4)

We are living in the last days EXPONENTIAL end tmes harvest season!

When we are fully able to observe these things from this perspective, we truly know that we are absolutely near the end of this age and the Day of the Lord is at hand (Matt. 24; Rev. 6-19)!  When ETERNALLY Divine spiritual laws and their absolutes along with their moral laws and absolutes are willingly despised, abhorred, violated, ravished, and transgressed; you will always find the negative consequences of their violation and their destructive fruits (Rom. 1:18-32; Gal. 5:19-21)

All today is heading EXPONENTIALLY to the Day of the Lord and to Satan's 666 world EXPONENTIAL lawless world!

When an EXPONENTIAL day is EXPONENTIALLY seeking demonic darkness, godlessness, and lawlessness, it will produce the ultimate man of lawlessness and a global war against Almighty God, which in the end, will lead to the Battle of Armageddon (Dan. 7:8,11,12,24-26; 2 Thess. 2:3-12; Rev. 13; 16:13-16).

When an EXPONENTIAL day is EXPONENTIALLY seeking global demonic darkness, godlessness, and lawlessness it will produce the man of lawlessness and a global war against Almighty God!

The Book of Proverbs reveals the two different effects that take place based on the proper application to RIGHTEOUSNESS or its violation. Obedience to RIGHTEOUSNESS, spiritual absolutes, and moral absolutes produces the fruits of RIGHTEOUSNESS; such as peace, harmony, order, etc (Ps. 85:10; Isa. 32:17, Rom. 14:17; James 3:18); the violation of RIGHTEOUSNESS produces the violational effects of RIGHTEOUSNESS; lawlessness, disorder, chaos, anarchy, corruption, violence, etc. (Psalm 14; Matt. 15:19; Rom. 1:18-32; Rom. 3; Gal. 5:19-21; Jude 1:10-19). Simple enough to see is it not? But how come billions miss it? 

The answer is quite simple; Adam's fallen humanity with all of their being truly LOVE death, darkness, error, licentiousness, moral relativism, idolatry, etc., etc. for that is why the gate is very wide which leads to ETERNAL ruin!

The answer is quite simple; Adam's fallen humanity with all of their being truly LOVE death, darkness, error, licentiousness, moral relativism, idolatry, etc., etc. for that is why the gate is very wide which leads to ETERNAL ruin (Matt. 7:13-14; John 3:19-21; Rom. 1:18-32). It doesn't matter whatever one's moral or lawless bent is for unbelief, is unbelief, is unbelief...; and unless one is born again by faith in Jesus Christ, the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS PROPITIATION and ATONING Mediator between God and man in RIGHTEOUSNESS; one will die in their sins, violations and trespasses (John 3:16;17, 1 John 4:10; Rev. 20:11-15)!

It doesn't matter whatever one's moral or lawless bent is for unbelief, is unbelief, is unbelief...; and unless one is born again by faith in Jesus Christ, the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS PROPITIATION and ATONING Mediator between God and man in RIGHTEOUSNESS; one will die in their sins, violations, and trespasses!

It will be at the end of the church age at the Rapture that the global EXPONENTIAL ACCUNMINATED lawlessness of man will reach its zenith in rebellion and lawlessness and run straight into the Day of the Lord and His RIGHTEOUS Wrath (Rev. 6-19)! The Book of Revelation is all about a godless world's EXPONENTIAL rebellion against its ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Creator (Rom. 1:18-32)!

Unregenerate humanity is hiding from Almighty God much like Adam was when he first sinned and deep down inside they know why they are hiding, they LOVE their darkness and are LOVER of it!

Oh, that man would only truly trust Almighty God their ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Creator and call on Him for ETERNAL deliverance and salvation (John 1:12, Acts 4:12; 16:29-31)! Lawlessness only destroys ETERNALLY, yet an unregenerate man is hooked on it as heroin to an addict and pushes all hands away from those who seek to help to deliver in RIGHTEOUSNESS (Isa. 30:15; 53:6; Jer. 10:23; 17:9; John 1:9-11; 8:24; Rom. 1:18-32)! Unregenerate humanity is hiding from Almighty God much like Adam was when he first sinned and deep down inside they know why they are hiding, they LOVE their darkness and are LOVER of it (Gen. 3:9-11, John 3:19-21)! Note how Adam knew his sin and then try to blame Eve (Gen. 3:9-12). Unregenerate man is always seeking to self preservate himself at all costs to hold on to their love of darkness. This my friend is the biblical RIGHTEOUS diagnosis of Adam's fallen race and why all desperately need the RIGHTEOUSNESS of Jesus for one's ETERNAL well-being (Isa. 53; John 11:25-26, Rom. 10:2-4; Gal. 1:4)!

Unregenerate man is always seeking to self preservate himself at all costs to hold on to their love of darkness. This my friend is the biblical RIGHTEOUS diagnosis of Adam's fallen race and why all desperately need the RIGHTEOUSNESS of Jesus for one's ETERNAL well-being!

My dear friend, are you a hider today? One who hides from Almighty God in the cloak of demonic darkness (Gen. 3:6-11; John 3:19-21; Eph. 2:1-3)? Are you hiding in your traditions, family, culture, political party, skin color, "good" works, vices, social justice crusades, career, global movements, conservatism, liberalism, marxism, religiousness, abortion rights, pro-life passions, greeds, creeds, violence, gangs, humanitarian institutions, genders, sports, movies, etc., etc.? What are you hiding in that will keep you from coming to the ETERNAL Light of Almighty God your ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Creator, who so loved you that He came forth from Heaven's glory to die for your sins and transgressions (Isa. 53, John 1:1-12; Heb. 1:2-3; 1 John 4:10)! Almighty God is calling out to you today and will you come out of hiding and come into the ETERNAL Light of His presence (John 3:19-21)? Oh, my dear friends, I was once a hider and I ran from the Lord because I loved my darkness, but in Almighty God's grace and mercy He came after me until I saw my hiding place for what it was (John 3:19-21; 1 Cor. 6:9-11; 2 Cor. 5:17-21, Eph. 2:1-14)! It will be 30 years this October that Almighty God delivered me ETERNALLY from my hiding place and my death and I am here to tell you that LIFE and LIGHT in Christ are ETERNALLY superior to a life in darkness and sin! If you are a hider, I want to challenge you to come to the LIGHT of RIGHTEOUSNESS and see for yourself and place your ETERNAL trust in Jesus for your ETERNAL deliverance and salvation!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

What Must I Do To Be Saved?

Thursday, February 17, 2022

One Year After the Passing of Rush Limbaugh - America in Total Free Fall and Decline

Dear friends, for 25 years I listened to Rush Limbaugh and loved his passion for America and his fighting spirit to seek to preserve America and its conservative founding. I learned much through him over the years as he always kept me on the cutting edge of America's cultural, social, and political landscape. However, through Rush's long career we sadly saw not the victorious establishment of conservatism throughout our land but its slow decline and now near defeat. Rush would be absolutely horrified to see what our nation has so rapidly become in just this last year under Joe Biden, the Swampers, and his powerful high-tech social media army. Without Rush's presence, at 12 noon to 3 PM, there is a huge void and he is greatly missed. The thought to remember as conservative Americans in this day and hour in which we now live, is to place our focus on ETERNAL things and not this temporal fading world. The key to remember is to place our trust in Almighty God and His RIGHTEOUSNESS and not our heroes of this world who are but just a moment. Thank Almighty God for them but all things are heading to the ETERNAL.

Rush would be absolutely horrified to see what our nation has so rapidly become in just this last year under Joe Biden, the Swampers, and his powerful high-tech social media army. 

In light of our nation's current demise and implosion after just one year of Joe Biden, in light of the theft of the 2020 election, in light of the horrific slanderous treatment of President Trump and his American supporters; in light of the EXPONENTIAL deterioration and growth of lawlessness; and now in light of the one-year anniversary of the death of our beloved Doctor of Democracy, it is so easy to be totally overwhelmed and in absolute despair. My beloved, things here in America and throughout the world are not going to get better and as a matter of fact, the HORRIFIC EXPONENTIAL Day of the Lord is at the door and nothing can stop that now (Matt. 24; Rev. 6-19)! In such times like this, we need to see ETERNALLY above this world's fallen demise and hopelessness to the ETERNAL Throne of Almighty God by faith, to find His strength and hope in such hopeless days (Isa. 6:1-13, Col. 3:1-4)! Beloved; for when we do, we will be changed and hope of Christ will radiate from our hearts to a lost world which is ETERNALLY dying in their sins (John 3:16-17). Beloved, when all looks lost, Almighty God's ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Person, Word, and Spirit will show us His wonders of what will ETERNALLY be and give us the boldness in Him in such days to share the ETERNAL Gospel of Grace to those that are dying in the sins (John 3:16-17; 1 John 4:10)!

In such times like this, we need to see ETERNALLY above this world's fallen demise and hopelessness to the ETERNAL Throne of Almighty God by faith, to find His strength and hope!

In such dark godless demonic days, may we truly lock onto the Lord Jesus Christ our ETERNAL Hope and lift our eyes on high to the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS THRONE of Almighty God as Isaiah once did; and dear friend, if you do not personally know the Lord Jesus in a saving way, please do; for in His ETERNAL saving grace and love, there is found only ETERNAL HOPE (Rev. 1:17-18)!

In such dark godless demonic days, may you truly lock onto the Lord Jesus Christ our ETERNAL Hope and lift our eyes on high to the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS THRONE of Almighty God as Isaiah once did!

As Rush fought daily and bravely for his country and our Republic; may Almighty God's blood-washed saints do likewise for the ETERNAL calling given to us; and the race which is set before us to bring ETERNAL GLORY unto God our Savior (2 Tim. 4:7-8; Phil. 4:13; Heb. 12:1-6)!

God Speed and Maranatha;, for the Kingdom of Heaven is truly at hand!

DJP I.F.




Wednesday, February 16, 2022

The Coming Daniel 9:27 Desolation of the Tribulation Altar!

 
 

Dear friends, coming up very shortly, the political and religious focus of the world will change greatly and globally after the Rapture of the Church! With the then arrival of the Two Witnesses of Revelation, the spiritual focus of Almighty God will shift back to the Temple (Rev. 11:1-12)! In Daniel 9:27 and in Revelation 11:1-2, we see that the altar, sacrifices, and oblations will be reestablished unto the LORD and as Daniel 9:27 states will be the Prince's (Beast's) primary target for desolation (Dan. 9:27; 12:7; Rev. 11:1-3)! However when we look at Daniel 9:26; we see that some 2000 years earlier that; Messiah would be cut off (crucified, but not for Himself (Isa. 53, John 3:16-17; 1 John 4:10); and after that; the city and sanctuary were to be destroyed, which took place in 70 A.D. The ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS propitiation and finished work of the Messiah put out of business the Temple and Altar; for Messiah fulfilled it perfectly (Matt.26:28; Luke 22:20; Mark 14:24; Rom. 10:2-4; 1 Cor. 11:25; Hebrew 5-10).

Satan's TRUE WAR has always been aimed at the ETERNAL RISEN Lamb of Almighty God (the LORD Jesus Messiah) and at His ETERNAL REDEMPTIVE work!

You see, in the seven-year tribulation, the Lord will again institute the Levitical altar at the hand of Two Witnesses to point to what Messiah did for Israel and the whole world (Dan. 9:27, Matt. 24:15, 2 Thess. 2:4, Rev. 11:1-2)! Satan's TRUE WAR has always been aimed at the ETERNAL RISEN Lamb of Almighty God (the LORD Jesus Messiah) and at His ETERNAL REDEMPTIVE work; and from that TRUE WAR, all other wars and aggressions by Satan (Altar, Israel, Two Witnesses, 144,000 witnesses, Tribulation Jew and Gentile blood-bought believers) spring forth! 

In the rejection of Messiah and His Kingdom offer, Almighty God stopped Israel's prophetic clock at 69 weeks or 483 years and then established His Divine mystery of the Church Age made up of Jewish and Gentile believers in Yeshua!

In the rejection of Messiah and His Kingdom offer, Almighty God stopped Israel's prophetic clock at 69 weeks or 483 years and then established His Divine mystery of the Church Age made up of Jewish and Gentile believers in Yeshua (Dan. 9:24-27; Matt. 16:17-18; John 1:10-12; Acts 2; Rom. 7-8; Eph. 5:30-32, Col. 1:27). It will be after the Rapture of the Church, that Almighty God will again begin to move in the nation of Israel (His chosen people) via the Two Witnesses of Revelation, and will fulfill the 70th week of Daniel while seeking to call Israel and the entire world to Divine repentance (Rev. 11:3-7); for the risen Messiah's and ETERNAL King of Israel's return is very nigh and His Kingdom at hand! Again my dear friends, during this time, Almighty God will go back to the Levitical sacrificial system (Gen. 3:15; Lev. 1-7, 17:9-14; Isa. 53, 1 Cor. 11:25-26, Heb. 5-10; 1 Peter 18-19, 1 John 4:10, Rev. 5) to communicate and point to the finished work of the Messiah. 

This dispensational biblical teaching of the tribulation temple and altar is so hard for many to understand and believe today who call themselves "God's redeemed" because of willful unbelief, weak and shallow knowledge of Scripture, non-abiding minds and hearts which are dull of hearing!

This dispensational biblical teaching of the tribulation temple and altar is so hard for many to understand and believe today who call themselves "God's redeemed" because of willful unbelief, weak and shallow knowledge of Scripture, non-abiding minds and hearts which are dull of hearing (1 Cor. 2:14, 1 Thess. 5:9, Heb.6; 11:6) Beloved, for this very reason many today, get so offended and stir up strife! In the New Testament, we see and read so much information about the future tribulation altar, the Temple, sacrifices, and oblations (Isa. 53; Dan. 9:27;12:7;11; Joel 1:15-16; Zech. 2:10-14; Matt. 24:15; John 19:30; Rom. 10:2-4; Hebrews 5-10; 1 John 4:10; Rev. 11:1-3). Jesus, Himself talked about this period and setting as He was preparing His disciples to be His vessels and builders of the Church Age of the Heavenly "Called out Assembly". Dear friends, after the Rapture of the Church, the tribulation period is all about bringing Israel back to Almighty God as a nation via repentance and for the world to be made ready to receive Jesus; the Lamb, King of kings, and His Kingdom at His GLORIOUS coming (Dan. 2:43-45; 7:13-14; Matt. 6:10-13; 24; 25; Zech. 12:10-14; 14; Rev. 19:11-21)!

During this time Almighty God will then go back to the Levitical sacrificial system to communicate and point to the finished work of the Messiah!
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Why the Altar Attack?

Again my beloved; This is absolutely why the tribulation altar and the Holy of Holies will be Satan the Dragon's primary target for destruction and desolation in the seven-year tribulation period (Dan. 9:27; 12:7;  Rev. 11:1-3). Firstly, the altar points to Messiah's finished work and propitiation which offers ETERNAL salvation to all by faith in Him; not ETERNAL desolation (Lev. 17:11-14; Isa. 53; John 19:30; Rom. 10:2-4; 1 John 4:10)! Secondly; Satan was ETERNALLY crushed and ETERNALLY defeated on Almighty God's altar and cross (Gen. 3:15; Heb. 2:14-15; Rev. 1:17-18; 20:10)! Thirdly; Satan absolutely despises any work and promise of Almighty God and will with all his remaining rage and demonic being through his tangible host the antichrist with great fury seek to prevent Israel (and all nations) from coming to faith in Messiah; and will also seek to derail all of Almighty God's remaining promises for them in their ETERNAL Lamb and King (Dan. 9:24-27; 12:1-13; Zech. 13:8-9; 14:1-4; Rev. 12:7-17)! Lastly; Satan is on a total self-preservation mission and bent; knowing that his ETERNAL doom is very nigh and at hand (Rev. 12:7-17). All are expendable and all is on Satan's altar to preserve his demonic delusional dreams of ETERNAL rebellion against His ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Creator (Isa 14:12-17; Ezek. 28:12-19; John 8:44; Rev. 12:12; 20:1-3; 20:10)! With the ETERNAL resurrection of Messiah, Satan was ETERNALLY defeated and nothing in all of ETERNITY can ever override and overturn that established ETERNAL ABSOLUTE TRUTH and REALITY (Isa. 45:23; Rom. 14:11; Phil. 2:5-11; Heb. 13:8)!

Beloved; in the end, King Jesus wins BIG, EVERY single time; and we who are in Christ Jesus should rejoice continually and always!

Beloved; at the end of Satan and man's vain little tiny rebellion, King Jesus ETERNALLY WINS and we who are in Christ Jesus should rejoice continually and always in that ETERNAL GLORIOUS TRUTH (Phil. 4:4)! In closing; do you personally know the Lord Jesus as your Lord and Savior? O, my dear friend, it is ALL about Jesus and His RIGHTEOUSNESS; Be sure that you personally know Jesus as the Scriptures so simply and clearly teach.

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.



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Comparing the Fall of ‘Old Testament' Israel with America’s Soon Demise

It has been common place over the years for many to compare the eventual fall of America witth the fall of Rome. All civilizations rise and fall, and there are, of course, many parallels between them when they do fall. Some even use the fall of Athenian democracy as another parallel. Plato complained in the Republic that democracy inherently leads to amateurism, anarchy, mob rule and eventually despotism. However, the fact of the matter is, that while the fall of any empire and country can be studied and used as a historical warning to what may happen in the future, what is surprising is how few seem to really appreciate that the best example to compare the fall of America with is the fall of Israel in the Old Testament. This is the best comparison precisely because the founding fathers extolled the Exodus generation and many Old Testament values that often ran counter to the Greco-Roman society of the ancient world.

The Old Testament is an incredible book, and it is a far better document illustrating the great problems that America is now currently facing precisely because it provides countless historical examples from ancient Israel.
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Rather than dabble with the fall of Rome, or suffer through the abstract read that is Plato’s Republic, it would be far easier if people would just open up their Old Testaments. The Old Testament is an incredible book, and it is a far better document illustrating the great problems that America is now currently facing precisely because it provides countless historical examples from ancient Israel – some 1,000 years to learn from. Indeed, it was the apostle Paul who remarked in his letter to the Corinthians that the Old Testament was full of types or historical examples that were “written for our instruction (1 Corinthians 10:11).” While the fall of Athens and Rome are still very useful warnings to modern America, the fall of Israel is still the supreme example par excellence.

More importantly, pastors in America need to re-open their Old Testaments once again. They need to teach books like Hosea, Amos and Micah to their congregations, if nothing else than to at least inform God’s people of the rise and fall of nations according to God’s true international social justice so that they can all be far better prepared for whatever may happen in the near or distant future. The apostle Paul taught the “whole counsel of God (Acts 20:25-32),” which certainly included the Old Testament. Too many of God’s shepherd’s in the church today are unfamiliar with the Old Testament, and this is perhaps the primary reason why an erroneous Christian Marxist social justice, otherwise known as Liberation Theology, has been slowly, but gradually, taking over the religious public discourse as of late.

Indeed, the whole concept of freedom under the rule of law and limited government, both of which used to be the rock solid foundation of the United States of America, are largely borne out of the Bible, not of out Greek philosopher kings like Plato, much less Roman senatorial aristocrats and despotic Caesars. Indeed, the whole point of the history of Moses and Exodus generation was to contrast freedom under the rule of Law against the pagan backdrop of mystical tyranny and nature worship (Exodus 20:1-17). It is no coincidence that right after God graciously freed the Hebrews slaves out of Egypt that He then gave them the Mosaic Law. This document – this constitution – was thus divinely designed to enable them to live freely under the rule of law in the promised land. This, in a nutshell, is the great theme of the books from Exodus to Deuteronomy.
                                
Indeed, the whole concept of freedom under the rule of law and limited government, both of which used to be the rock solid foundation of the United States of America, are largely borne out of the Bible, not of out Greek philosopher kings like Plato.
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God thus gave to Israel, not an abstract or religious freedom of some kind for philosophers or mystics to contemplate or dream about, but a freedom grounded in the reality of the ownership of private property, which was legally apportioned to every Hebrew family so they would no longer be slaves (Joshua 15-21). This is precisely what the Promised Land is all about. Religious freedom in the Old Testament therefore was not based simply on abstract religious principles, but closely tied to the concrete reality of the promised-land wherein Israel was afforded a real and tangible opportunity to cultivate the freedom which God gave them. The Mosaic Constitution is thus a great religious-political document which favors farmers over kings and despots. Would Pharaoh or his gods apportion to all the Egyptians a piece of real estate and allow them to freely live under the rule of law as depicted below?

Nature’s Economy in the Old Testament

• God is Creator/Owner of Nature (Genesis 1; Psalm 50)

• Polytheism, Idolatry and Nature Worship were Forbidden (Exodus 20:1-5; Deuteronomy 4:15-19; Hosea 4:12-13; Jeremiah 2:20; Ezekiel 6:13)

• Nature was Made for Man to Rule, Guard and Cultivate (Genesis -28; Psalm 8)

• The World is Designed to be Filled with Population (Genesis -28; 9:1)

• Animals are to be Cared for (Genesis 6; Exodus ; Proverbs 27:23)

• Freedom Under the Rule of Law is Assumed (Exodus; Deuteronomy)

• The Natural World is to be Farmed and Mined for Human Development (Deut 8:1-20)

• Agricultural and Financial Blessing Based on Disciplined Obedience to God (Deuteronomy 28; Proverbs)

• Private Property is to be Protected by Redemption Rights (Leviticus 25:23-34; Proverbs 23:10-11; Deuteronomy 23:24-25)

• Mosaic Economy Extolled the Virtues of Small Business and International Trade (Proverbs 31:10-31)

• Making Wealth Provides Opportunity for Generosity (Proverbs 31:20) 

• Diversify Portfolio Portion for your Protection (Ecclesiastes 11:2)

• Credit Economy and Debt was Frowned upon – but Not Illegal (Leviticus 25:1-22; 35-38; Deuteronomy -23)

• Charging Interest was Illegal for Hebrews – but not for Aliens (Exodus 22:25; Deuteronomy 23:19-20)

• Aliens Living in the Promised Land are to be Treated Well (Leviticus )

• Hebrews were Forbidden to Develop Idolatrous Practices of the Multicultural World around them inside the Promised Land (Deuteronomy 12:1-4; 2 Kings 17:7-18)

•  Oppression of Women and Servants was Forbidden (Exodus 21:20,22, 21:7-11, 22:22, Lev 18:1-18,19:29, Deuteronomy 24:14)
• Biblical Wisdom is Better than Riches (Proverbs ; 23:4-5)

• Being Generous to the Poor was not Government Welfare – but was Expected of Private Individuals – Poor People had to Work (Leviticus ; ; Isaiah 58:7-12)

• Government Welfare was Frowned upon (Numbers 11:1-6)

• Do not be Partial to the Poor Simply Because they are Poor (Exodus 23:3)

• Poverty is an Unfortunate Fact of Life (Deuteronomy 15:1-11)

•  Thorns and Thistles Hinder Farming Productivity. The Natural By-Product of Making Wealth is Pollution  (Genesis -19; Proverbs 14:4)

• The Land was to have Rest every 7 Years (Leviticus 25:1-4)

• The Work Week was 6 Days with the 7th Day being Designated as a Day of Rest (Exodus 20:8-11)

Perhaps even more critical is that even when Israel demanded a king to recover from the anarchic times of the Judges, as they greatly struggled to live freely under the rule of law without one, this was offered with great hesitation, and when it was finally granted, there was a warning attached to the people of Israel as to what the oppressive results would be (1 Sam 8:1-22)? It is also true that the Mosaic Law demanded that the king also live under its divine rule (Deut 17:14-20). They were not exempt from the Law just because they were kings. Moreover, though Israel was certainly a theocracy, it is still true that the Old Testament clearly provides a separation of powers between king, priest and prophet (2 Sam 12:1-15; 2 Chron 26:16-23). So the Old Testament not only teaches us about freedom under the rule of law, but also demands that government be both limited and divided in its power. All of this was a far cry to what other nations around Israel were practicing at the time.
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The work ethic, informed by an Old Testament Jewish heritage based on strong families and hard work, is what built the United States of America, which used to be the envy of the world.
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 Perhaps more importantly, unlike the intellectual Greek leaders who largely disdained work and manual labor for example, the promised-land, regulated and informed by both the Mosaic Constitution and by the book of Proverbs, elevated thrift, industry and hard work to a level that was highly conspicuous in the ancient world. Is it really possible to build a modern economy with Greek intellectual elites on the one hand and Roman slaves on the other hand, all the while being suffocated under superstition, nature worship, gross immorality and debauchery all at the same time with no strong family life to train up children? The work ethic, informed by an Old Testament Jewish heritage based on strong families and hard work, is what built the United States of America, which used to be envy of the world, but the more America has fallen away from Biblical values, the more America has also fallen. This, of course, is all a direct result of drinking too much from the evolutionary wells of Hegel, Darwin, Marx and Freud. If one is just an evolutionary animal who just happened to accidently show up through a primal brutish osmosis of some sort, over time, what will that do to the role of the state in people’s lives, family values, the work force and economy, especially if one is genetically geared not to be responsible for much of anything?

Many, of course, get all upset with the Ten Commandments, but at least there were only ten for crying out loud. The simplicity of the U.S. Constitution, which one can place in his back pocket, coupled with the influence of the Ten Commandments, is far better than the silly maze of socialistic rules and regulations which are increasingly designed to try and stop bad things from happening to good people, a mystical fantasy land which not only defies common sense and reality, but which no rule or regulation can ever bring about anyway. The entire book of Job is classic on all this. One simply cannot regulate his way into Paradise. The Mosaic Law told people what was required under the Law, but never designed regulations in such a way to make sure that people would act accordingly. God made man in His image (Gen 1:24-31), and this means that God does not social engineer people to make sure that they live a certain way. God may have told the Jewish people what He demanded of them, but he never forced them to act that way like modern social engineers often do. This is tyranny – it actually removes the responsibilities of freedom, which is so critical if society is to function properly. These days, of course, America is suffocating under a plethora of so-called “progressive” rules and regulations which are increasingly preventing us from living a normal, free way of life precisely because bad exceptional cases are almost always used as the basis for passing yet even more rules and regulations. In short, bad cases make bad laws, something which our modern society has completely forgotten. When one uses exceptional cases as a basis for passing laws, it is impossible to live a normal way of life.
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America
is suffocating under a plethora of so-called “progressive” rules and regulations which are increasingly preventing us from living a normal, free way of life precisely because bad exceptional cases are almost always used as the basis for passing yet even more rules and regulations.
Closely related to this is that the Exodus generation also strongly teaches that freedom under the rule of law will be opposed by and large by the majority of people. The Hebrews actually hated Moses when he was alive, but venerated him greatly after he was dead. At one point during the wilderness journey, the Exodus generation was all ready to kill Moses and return back to Egypt (Numbers 14:1-10). That people inherently do not want the great responsibilities of living freely under the rule of law, but would rather sacrifice their lives to tyrannical pagan mysticism is no footnote in the Old Testament. This is largely what sin is all about. The failure of the Exodus generation to enter God's rest, i.e., to live freely under the rule of law with God as their king, is brought up time and time again as a negative example to avoid throughout the Old Testament (Psalm 78; 95; 106). In fact, seldom throughout their history did the Hebrews enjoy what God had richly provided them with. Good times like the days of David and Solomon were the exception, not the rule. In short, the Jewish people sinned too much against the Mosaic Constitution, which in turn, forfeited their blessings in the promised land, and enslaved them to false ideals and practices, especially with regard to nature worship. Elijah, for example, was basically taking on an early form of totalitarian environmentalism in his opposition to the green Baalism of the day, all with global warming and a Jewish dust bowl simmering in the background (1 Kings 17-18). Baal nature worship is the primary reason why the divided house of Israel and Judah were both sent to their respective captivities into Assyria and Babylon in 722 and 606-586 B.C. (2 Kings 17:28-41; Jeremiah 19:1-15).

In short, the Jewish people sinned too much against the Mosaic Constitution, which in turn, forfeited their blessings in the promised land, and enslaved them to false ideals and practices, especially with regard to nature worship.

As such, because of Israel’s continual religious-political failures, the New Testament comes out with much more ambivalent attitudes about politics and religion. Religious politics, as important as they may be, are not an end in themselves, and are better understood and practiced against the backdrop of the coming Messiah, who will rectify all these shortcomings by fulfilling in reality what the entire Mosaic Constitution portrayed, but could not bring about (Galatians 3:10-4:7; Hebrews 8:1-10:18). This also sets the stage for the separation of church and state when Jesus categorically told the Jews, "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's (Luke 20:25)." The Jews were, of course, tired of paying taxes which not only were used for evil pagan practices, but also kept them enslaved. What they failed to understand and appreciate is that living freely under the rule of Law is an impossible task for sinful man (John 8:31-34; Galatians 3:10-11). The Mosaic Law, therefore, led to slavery rather than salvation – hence the great need for Messiah (Romans 3:1-26; 7:1-8:4). In the Bible, very broadly understood, the inadequacies of both politics and the law point to the necessity of a religious Messianic answer, which is not to be mystically understood, but is to be appreciated from a historical-prophetic point of view.

Finally, and closely connected to this, is that socialistic rules and regulations come a dime a dozen these days, largely because America has moved away from New Testament teaching which places a strong healthy skepticism upon the effectiveness of any law or regulation to change people, which the history of Israel has graphically portrayed for us throughout the pages of the Old Testament, not to mention the whole problem of legalism or lawyerism which the entire New Testament dwells on at great length, most notably in Romans and Galatians. In fact, contrary to popular opinion, freedom as a principle to be enjoyed and exercised with responsibility is actually one of the great themes of the Bible, stretching all the way from the Exodus generation in the Old Testament, to what Martin Luther called the Magna Carta of Christian liberty, the letter of Paul to the Galatians. Keep in mind that it was the lawyers of the day, i.e., the legalists, who not only trumped the original Mosaic Constitution with all kinds of extra additional rules and regulations to make sure people live right (Mark 7:1-23), but also crucified the Son of God (Matt 27:15-26), and later threw rocks at Paul wherever he proclaimed his law free gospel of liberty (Acts 13:26-14:22) that a man is justified before God on the basis of faith, not by religious works (Romans 4:1-16; Galatians 2:16; Ephesians 2:8-9).
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Americans need to get back to their Bibles, without which, they will ever become more susceptible to mob rule, tyranny, nature worship, senatorial aristocrats, harassing lawyers, lax judges, corporate greed, and Machiavellian politics in general.

Americans need to get back to their Bibles, without which, they will ever become more susceptible to mob rule, tyranny, nature worship, senatorial aristocrats, harassing lawyers, lax judges, corporate greed, and Machiavellian politics in general. Without the God of the Bible as self described in the Old and New Testaments, one is left in the pigpen of paganism – a pigpen, however, which the prodigal son eventually escaped from precisely because of a serious and sober re-thinking of the circumstances of his life and how he got to be where he was (Luke 15:11-32). What America needs today is not an evolutionary transformation rooted in the failed politics of the past, but repentance.

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!
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RMM9 I.F. Mark Musser

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