WASHINGTON - I am reminded of the proverbial saying by Edmund Burke (1729-1797); 'those who don't know history are destined to repeat it', when I think of America's situation today.
Once there was a large group of citizens who felt they did not need to submit to the government. They accurately believed the government was tyrannical, evil, and was unjustly persecuting their rights. In response, they organized and entrenched themselves in a defensive posture and prepared to resist their government in outright civil disobedience. Their rebellion, however, cost them dearly. Every last one of these "freedom fighters" was murdered by the belief they thought righteously justified their position.
Their leader, a man named Elazar-ben-Yair, is credited with the following statement prior to their destruction:
“Brave and loyal followers! Long ago we resolved to serve neither the Romans nor anyone other than God Himself, who alone is the true and just Lord of mankind. The time has now come that bids us prove our determination by our deeds we have never submitted to slavery, even when it brought no danger with it. We must not choose slavery now, and with it penalties that will mean the end of everything if we fall alive into the hands of the Romans God has given us this privilege, that we can die nobly and as free men and leave this world as free men in company with our wives and children.
― The Jewish War - by Flavius Josephus
The group of Zealots who felt it was their duty to God to rebel against the government were all Jews and their fortification was Masada outside the ancient city of Jerusalem. It is believed that over 900 men, women, and children deliberately took their own lives rather than submit to the dictatorship of Rome. Those who remained alive were slaughtered by government soldiers.
The disturbing fact about this story, however, is they all believed they were being faithful to God (YHWH). There is a reason this occurrence is not recorded in Judaism's highest regarded work: The Talmud. For it is a story that portrays what happens to those that defy God. And since the modern formation of the Jewish State in Palestine was birthed in rebellion and sin the fate that awaits Israel today is just the same as America's . . . complete and utter destruction.
Jesus Christ told his disciples 2,000 years ago that the very city they were then standing in would be laid waste one day. He warned them that should they try to fight and rebel they would be taken captive or worse. So those that heeded his warnings fled from the destruction and were saved. Those Jews that remained were slaughtered in the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. It was four years later that the Zealots at Masada also perished for their rebellion.
Today there are many 'Christians' who believe it is their God-given right to resist a tyrannical government. They believe their Christian ideals and principles have been trampeled under foot by an evil dictatorship in Washington D.C., and that it is their birthright to rebel, and if neccessary die in defense of their 'rights.'
Granted, the government is evil in America. It stands for everything unbiblical. There is no righteousness in it. However, the government IS the instrument of God, (YHWH). And just like the ancient Romans, this government will overcome any resistance to fight against it no matter how dedicated its rebellious detractors become, they will fall just as the Jews of Masada.
Those who label themselves Christian Patriots today are justifiably upset by what they see as government corruption and wickedness. From false-flag operations designed to systematically strip Americans of their freedoms granted to them by the U.S. Constitution to the overt murder of the unborn and the open acceptance of grievous sin like homosexuality and usury. It is not hard to see why this country has been taken over by a diabolical cabal hellbent on bringing order from chaos.
Even so, these dedicated men and women who label themselves Americans are not realizing the god in whom they trust. While they believe themselves to be serving the God of the Bible, they are actually serving the same god of the ancient Jews, in fact, the same god of Judaism today. This god is NOT Jehovah.
The god such rebels serve is the Adversary. America has always trusted in this god. The selfsame god mentioned on our money in whom many ignorantly place their trust. This god goes by many names: the Divine Hand of Providence, the Great Architect of the Universe, and the 'One'. Little do people realize this is the same god others know as the Dragon, the Serpent, the Prince of Darkness and the Devil.
In his days, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant for three years. Then he turned and rebelled against him. And the Lord sent against him bands of the Chaldeans and bands of the Syrians and bands of the Moabites and bands of the Ammonites, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the Lord that he spoke by his servants the prophets. Surely this came upon Judah at the command of the Lord, to remove them out of his sight, for the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he had done, and also for the innocent blood that he had shed. For he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, and the Lord would not pardon. (II Kings 24:1-4)
The present descent into lawlessness in America will pale in comparison to the slaughter to come. This 'cleansing' is coming for one reason and one reason only . . . those who go by the name Christian have gone after strange gods. They have fornicated with the world and whored themselves out to Mammon all the while believing themselves to be in the will of their Savior whom they call LORD. For this reason YHWH has determined America to be overcome by her enemies and those that fight against this edict from Heaven fight against the very LORD they claim to worship.
In the next article we will shed light on the greatest oxymoron of all time:
The Immoral Christian