Thursday, June 28, 2012
The Saints Are Not Called Unto Wrath, And A Word On Escapism Theology
2Ki 10:19 Now therefore call unto me all the prophets of Baal, all his servants, and all his priests; let none be wanting: for I have a great sacrifice to do to Baal; whosoever shall be wanting, he shall not live. But Jehu did it in subtilty, to the intent that he might destroy the worshippers of Baal.
2Ki 10:20 And Jehu said, Proclaim a solemn assembly for Baal. And they proclaimed it.
2Ki 10:21 And Jehu sent through all Israel: and all the worshippers of Baal came, so that there was not a man left that came not. And they came into the house of Baal; and the house of Baal was full from one end to another.
2Ki 10:22 And he said unto him that was over the vestry, Bring forth vestments for all the worshippers of Baal. And he brought them forth vestments.
2Ki 10:23 And Jehu went, and Jehonadab the son of Rechab, into the house of Baal, and said unto the worshippers of Baal, Search, and look that there be here with you none of the servants of the LORD, but the worshippers of Baal only.
2Ki 10:25 And it came to pass, as soon as he had made an end of offering the burnt offering, that Jehu said to the guard and to the captains, Go in, and slay them; let none come forth. And they smote them with the edge of the sword; and the guard and the captains cast them out, and went to the city of the house of Baal.
In this O.T. passage we read the worshippers of Baal were killed, by the kings decree, in context the story is sad, as the king did not complete the reformation, and did not heed or listen to the lord, his prophets, or worship the lord with his whole heart, he allowed the golden calf in the tribe of Dan to stay, so this is the context, the message I want you to see is in verse 23,
23b. and look that there be here with you none of the servants of the LORD, but the worshippers of Baal only.
The servants of the lord were sought out and taken out before the killing and abolishing of the idol of Baal and it's worshippers. The lord is saying my beef is not with those that are mine, for we are not appointed unto wrath. The lord has His mark on you, the devil has his sights on you, but the lords protection is over you.
Dear remnant one, we have been marked and sealed, as we are the lords property and his holy temple. If we stay the course and do not faint and fall away, we are secure.
When the stuff hits the fan, many true Christians will die, from many things and for the lord; this is not escapism theology, a historical fact. I have been re- reading the Foxes book of Martyrs and wow, it is a hard read and makes you weep. This book clearly shows that there is no verse that can support the fact many of us will lose our life for Christ and in natural disasters and other things, but we are not under the lord’s wrath so it is promotion day as it was for the martyrs of the past.
The lord has been impressing on me, a new kind of escapism theology has been spread all over, those that know the escape of a pre -trib rapture, came out and are told by the word and the spirit of the our lord, so we know, but to many, me included the lord said, you must declare a fact not a new escapism doctrine.
You see, we know we are not going to be ruptured, I preached and ministered , wrote on a rapture doctrine 25 plus years, so I can refute this doctrine now, but the lord said, many who have also been shown this doctrine to be a deception, with out realizing it have taken a small part of the rapture doctrine and applied it to this remnant doctrine that many, most, remnant ones will be kept safe, sort of like a rapture escape, but alive on earth.
Reading Foxes Book Of Martyrs, the lord said , see son, these saints millions , gave their life for me, and many died in the Black plague and other things, yes no one goes, no one is killed before I call them home, many will be spared, but many more will die. Do not have a false hope that many say, all the true believers will be spared and in safe havens ad such, as the many will die and the few will live.
We are not called unto wrath, dying is not wrath, going to hell is. So understand many reading this, remnant or not will die soon, sorry it is what the lord said to say.
I have read many sites that say all or most will be spared, we are spared from wrath, we are spared from many things, but when our number is called we go. This all must understand and is all the more reason we need to make our calling and election sure, as we do not want to come this far, or go through al that is coming just to lose it in the end and lose our soul and end up in hell.
The ones who are alive and remain...this is the message, you can not be touched, the text shows us we are being separated right now from the ones who are non-Christian and Christian in name only, a great separation for preparation is going on now, the lord knows who his people are. He is like this King in a way, he made sure the true servants of the lord were first separated and kept from the judgment and death, the wrath of the lord.
I hope dear reader you can grasp the message, it is serious and it is also one of hope, we are not going to be punished with the wicked we should be reading the book of Psalms everyday and praying. I have found in my own life, when I feast on the psalms and the many promises with spiritual praise and worship, holy honest prayer, there is a divine peace that comes, we all need peace in these days, try it. Turn off the T.V. and read a lot of psalms and pray, that’s it, do it for a weak or so and I honestly can say from trying this a few times, the peace that surpasses all understanding will come on and in you. Try it and see.
Read Ps 91 and others like it often, concentrate and think on the good things and the many promises, think you will be seen through all this, think no plague shall come near your tent, think this way no matter what, the lord will lift up your head as you rejoice in trembling, and this is correct biblical thinking. Do not sit with your head down, or cast down, waiting to die, believe these promises and peace will come, never think on things that put you in fear, only peace, this is for the true Christian, because we are never to think about being killed, we are to live in the light while it is day.
Do you see the sun today? This is the day the lord has made we will rejoice and be glad in it, make the choice to rejoice. Understand arm yourself that many will die, so if and when you become another name in the great hall of fame of the martyred saints you rejoice until than and after, so believe you will be spared. Luke said in Ch 21, concerning the tribulation. ‘Pray that ye be found worthy to escape ALL these things that are coming on the earth’, so pray you may escape , this is a dual message, a dual thought, but in the balance of this, you will have a peace and it will be beyond belief.
Jesus prayed, “Father if it be thy will let this cup pass from me”... and so we can do the same, and add your will be done, but we can pray and believe it, this is faith, no matter what happens the lord will not let you down, you have his word on this.
We must understand this new remnant escapism doctrine, must be kept in balance, as the man of God avoids all extremes. We must arm ourselves with the whole truth and believe for and pray for the best, the lord’s perfect will for you, is always best. Keep it sound, keep it balanced, avoid all extremes and peace will come in your heart.