You, who would attempt to kill an idea,
as though you could, must face God…
as we all must, and when we see Him
every knee to bow, when some applaud,
for there are many deceived to think ‘the
wide gate’ to God will do us well, the mind
believe, were taught (trained) but we will find
God is all truth… even scripture cannot be
unchanging and true, truth is found in His
Kingdom… He is truth, don’t be left napping,
so know you seek to kill not just an idea of
right or wrong, in your eyes, but now a brother…
a brother from a different Mother than your own,
no less important than your Son… your Father.
The day we have been told was coming is here… with or without our approval or acknowledgment but to know one human being will attempt to exercise control over another, either from religious belief or political desire (or both), is enough to weaken the strongest among us. This is the day come where the: strident, lawless and proud (even arrogant) would strive to be the loudest or most vocal, even demanding, of our attention. This is the time before ‘the temple‘ to come is fully rebuilt in Jerusalem (Yes… the temple items are already being worked on) and the day for pure deception is upon us. Look to what happens there… found here.
[The abstract below comes from here (speaking of Judas’s betrayal and found under #3) where an act of kindness (the kiss of affection) would forever be imprinted with the foulest act of man against God. Go to the bottom of the page and click ‘Commentary Critical‘ to find it.]
“And Jesus said unto him, Friend”–not the endearing term “friend” (in John 15:15 ), but “companion,” a word used on occasions of remonstrance or rebuke (as in Matthew 20:13 , 22:12 )–“Wherefore art thou come?” ( Matthew 26:50 ). “Betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss”–imprinting upon the foulest act the mark of tenderest affection? What wounded feeling does this express! Of this Jesus showed Himself on various occasions keenly susceptible–as all generous and beautiful natures do.
[Found at #11, the two abstracts (one on Peter’s denial and one on Jesus’s mission) below… ]
Matthew adds to the address to Peter the following:–“For all they that take the sword shall perish by the sword” ( Matthew 26:52 )–that is, ‘Those who take the sword must run all the risks of human warfare; but Mine is a warfare whose weapons, as they are not carnal, are attended with no such hazards, but carry certain victory.’
“But how then shall the scripture be fulfilled that thus it must be?”( Matthew 26:53Matthew 26:54 ). He could not suffer, according to the Scripture, if He allowed Himself to be delivered from the predicted death. “And He touched his ear and healed him” ( Luke 22:51 ); for “the Son of man came not to destroy men’s lives, but to save them” ( Luke 9:56 ), and, even while they were destroying His, to save theirs.
[Found at #36, in front of Pilate… under the Roman government, Jesus tells us… ]
Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world–He does not say “not over,” but “not of this world”–that is, in its origin and nature; therefore “no such kingdom as need give thee or thy master the least alarm.”
If my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews–“A very convincing argument; for if His servants did not fight to prevent their King from being delivered up to His enemies, much less would they use force for the establishment of His kingdom.“[WEBSTER and WILKINSON]
Our Lord only says whence His kingdom is not–first simply affirming it, next giving proof of it, then reaffirming it. This was all that Pilate had to do with. The positive nature of His kingdom He would not obtrude upon one who was as little able to comprehend it, as entitled officially to information about it. (It is worthy of notice that the “MY,” which occurs four times in this one verse–thrice of His kingdom, and once of His servants–is put in the emphatic form).
The previous world kingdoms had each one extraordinary person as its representative head and embodiment (thus Babylon had Nebuchadnezzar, Daniel 2:38; Medo-Persia had Cyrus; Greece had Alexander, and Antiochus Epiphanes, the forerunner of Antichrist); so the fourth and last world kingdom, under which we now live, shall have one final head, the concentrated embodiment of all the sin and lawless iniquity which have been in pagan and papal Rome. Rome’s final phase will probably be an unholy alliance between idolatrous superstition and godless infidelity.
Numbers 6:24-26 24 The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: 25 The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: 26 The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
[The words below come from here, by R.C. Sproul, but by contrast… show us what the opposite (of the blessing above) could be, and (also) hold for those unwillingto see things by God’s truth.]
But my purpose here is not to explain the blessing of God but its polar opposite, its antithesis, which again can be seen in vivid contrast to the benediction. The supreme malediction would read something like this: “May the Lord curse you and abandon you. May the Lord keep you in darkness and give you only judgment without grace. May the Lord turn his back upon you and remove his peace from you forever.“
[From this reading, found here below (from Jerram Barrs) we acquire the main mission for the body of Christ (the Church), believers of Jesus.]
Yet we ought not to be surprised or shaken by the false beliefs, disinterest, or even hostility of the world. Jesus’ prayer, and the whole Scripture, teaches us that this is exactly what we are to expect in the world. All through this age we will be living and working among unbelieving people: people who do not know the Lord; people who do not love him; people who believe very differently from us; people who do not walk in obedience to his laws. However, it is precisely this world to which the Lord sends us; it is such people whom the Lord calls us to live among; and he calls us to reach out to them—whether we want to hear such a calling or not.
Luke 1:68-75 68 “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come and has redeemed his people. 69 He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David 70 (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago), 71 salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us– 72 to show mercy to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant, 73 the oath he swore to our father Abraham: 74 to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve him without fear 75 in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.
[Below is found here (on being lawless), and is more telling than not.]
The civil law is also the law of God. Those breaking it are lawless, hence, called “transgressors.” Those who are unjust in their dealings are also “lawless”; for this reason the hands of Pilate and those who with him unjustly condemned Jesus are called “wicked (unlawful) hands” (Acts 2:23 the King James Version). The most notable example of lawlessness is the Antichrist, that “wicked (lawless) one” (2 Thessalonians 2:8).
Those unable to hear and receive Jesus’ words belong to the devil, who is their “father” ( John 8:44 ) and they share a family likeness to him.
The nations of earth in John’s vision were deceived by him ( Rev 20:7-8 ).
“When Christianity became a worldly power under Constantine, the hope of the future was weakened by the joy over present success” [BENGEL]. Becoming a harlot, the Church ceased to be a bride going to meet her Bridegroom; thus millennial hopes disappeared.