THE DIRT CAME OUT"
is essential to defend the saints in the local church by exposing the vile ways
Steve Van Nattan
a certain family tried to move along to another location. Every door opened to
them in the Lord. As they were getting into motion, The Lord allowed them to be
nearly ruined financially by the very people who they thought were their best
friends in the Body of Christ. The pastor of that church informed the victims
to simply kneel and pray about it as extortionists IN THE CHURCH HOUSE tried to
defraud them of a large sum of cash. The saints stood by and did nothing.
suffered extreme terror, and physical and mental collapse nearly overcame one
of them. Ironically, the wimpy pastor has orchestrated a "Job's friends"
effort to convince the victims that they caused all the problems by defending
themselves. He has also threatened to black ball them amongst all the church pastors
in his area.
older couple owned a whole town in the California Desert. They wanted to sell
it and retire, and a Charismatic denomination bought it. The papers were signed,
and the denomination promptly began to play tricks, which eventually resulted
in the older couple nearly dying of heart trouble, and they lost everything but
enough to buy a modest home on the US-Mexican border. The denominational leaders
said it was not their problem-- That the couple should go see the men who cut
the deal. He evaded the law by other tricks. The denomination now owns the town,
and the older couple hate God and everything about religion.
have learned something from the Lord and recent events in a number of local churches.
That is, most Fundamental Bible believing KJV Only pastors in the USA, and the
world, are learning to be wimps and tolerate sin in the synagogue. Virtually ALL
Charismatic churches are thus afflicted. As I think of it, and the fact that we
are coming down to the wire on the Age of Grace, I am enraged. The narrow way
is becoming part of God's vomit:
So then because thou art lukewarm,
and neither cold nor hot,
I will spue thee out of my mouth.
this reason, I am giving you what I gather are the foundational texts for salvaging
a Bible believing local church. I will first show you the passages which wimpy
pastors, milque toast fathers, and mealie mouthed church leaders use to justify
themselves. These are the texts used to excuse their lack of zeal in dealing with
sin, Satan, and the flesh run amuck in the church house. Then I will show you
the Bible texts which will cure you of your wimpy sloppy agape.
such a picture exists in your assembly, WHY ARE YOU STILL THERE? Get out at once-
You will NOT save it. You owe an hireling NOTHING. If you think that God wants
you to save such a local church, you will have to run the wimpy leaders off, starting
with the pastor. You better be real sure that is what you are supposed to do,
for God only allows this where the shepherd is a true hireling and not born again.
Just get out of the wolf infested sheep fold, and start a house church. Don't
do what you do to prove a point-- Just do it, and leave the wimps for God to punish.
Hirelings and wimps love these texts (taken out of context of
Corinthians 6:1 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before
the unjust, and not before the saints?
2 Do ye not know that the saints shall
judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge
the smallest matters?
3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much
more things that pertain to this life?
4 If then ye have judgments of things
pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.
5 I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you?
no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?
6 But brother
goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.
7 Now therefore
there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why
do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?
8 Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.
preachers will claim that when the saints are rent by wolves in the assembly that
the sheep must just bleed and thank God for it. They discourage the saints from
defending themselves with Caesar's law or the police. This is wicked, for there
are many wolves in the local church these days, and they find this kind of false
teaching very useful for a cover and to even rip the sheep in the local assemble,
especially in business dealings.
Corinthians 13:4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity
vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly,
seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
7 Beareth all things, believeth
all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
hireling preacher and church leader who is terrified of his own shadow will use
this text to avoid dealing with wolves who rip up the sheep. All of the texts
in the lower area of this lesson will show that there IS a time to defend the
sheep, and there ARE wolves who get in amongst the sheep. The problem is, dealing
with wolves is messy and ugly every time, so the wimpy church leader will hide
in texts on love. Cheap shot friend.
15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
heretic is to be rebuked, not given a soft answer, AND the more out in the open,
and the rougher the thing, the better, Why? The sheep need to see the zeal of
their defender. Solomon was not talking about wimping out as a defender. His army
was clear proof that he was ready to defend Israel, and soft words don't work
with the wicked from the outside. Soft words work only with the household of God.
the flock of God
Peter 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof,
not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
this exclude defending the flock also? Of course not. But, some wimps who fill
the office of under-shepherd want to feed and not defend. They end up with fat
sheep who are wide open for the attack of wolves, and I know from experience that
there are wolves about who specialize in ripping fat sheep who are not defended.
It is the nature of wolves, and Jesus used the imagery ON PURPOSE.
to be entreated
3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle,
and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and
is often used to cover a wimpy personality by hirelings. It makes a coward look
good, UNLESS it is properly interpreted and set in context of all Scripture. The
intreating here is that of a saint by a saint. We are not talking about being
patient and pleasant to wolves. What abject absurdity! Texts dealt with later
show that God is PLEASED with those who are very short with the wicked when they
try to attack or offend the sheep.
such an one
6:1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore
such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be
wolves do NOT fit here. They are not born again and brothers. A lot of wimps in
the church, and their pastors, hide here rather than deal with offenses. Wolves,
even when they make a pretense at repentance, ARE STILL WOLVES. It is time to
test these wolves and see if they are demon possessed, and it is time to confront
them to be saved or ship out the door. Restoration is for a KNOWN sheep with many
years of record as a real sheep. This restoration is the love of sloppy agape.
and defending the sheep
5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good
to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute
is powerful stuff, and it is to be obeyed. We also read that David killed Goliath--
He did not go up to the giant and give him a big hug. Spiritual warfare, and the
rending of the sheep by wolves, is NOT what Jesus was talking about here. We will
see this later. Also, it is highly suspect to use Kingdom passages to deal with
Satanic forces in this age of the Church.
FOR WIMPY CHURCHES, PASTORS, AND MEN OF GOD:
who throw in their lot-- Proverbs 1
1:10 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
11 If they say, Come
with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without
12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those
that go down into the pit:
13 We shall find all precious substance, we shall
fill our houses with spoil:
14 Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have
15 My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot
from their path:
16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.
17 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.
they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.
19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the
life of the owners thereof.
first warning to wimpy pastors and men in the Lord's Church is to stay away from
deals with the wolves. These evil people use stealth to invade the sheep fold.
The two things that pull preachers down the most are women and money. Women will
come to a pastor and tell him they are having a personal problem and need to talk
to the man of God and find biblical solutions. These women will then talk about
explicit marriage chamber things, and if the preacher is dumb enough to let them,
these women will then go on to seduce the preacher.
other seduction is that wolves will drop large gifts in the offering plate. They
will give the preacher personal gifts, and they will draw him into their criminal
financial dealings. They may help him with a mortgage, or they may make some sort
of payments for him. He will talk himself into believing that these favors are
"sacrificial giving" and "heave offerings" to the Levite.
In the end, the clever wolf may even draw the preacher into deals which are headed
for Federal Court one day, and the preacher's testimony will be destroyed. During
all of this, the sheep will be used by the wolves, and the preacher will tell
everyone he believes the wolves are sincere and honest.
I Corinthians 5
and wimps in the Lord's Church like to flee to 1 Corinthians 6 and tell the sheep
that ALL wolfish attacks are to be received as of the Lord. They will tell them
to pray much before defending their homes and the local church, and anyone who
DOES defend his home will be cast as unloving. I have seen this in a KJV Only
Fundamental Baptist Church. It is not just a Liberal response. Let us look at
the chapter just before this abused passage.
1 Corinthians 5:7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that
ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed
8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with
the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity
9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:
10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous,
or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.
11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is
called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or
a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
12 For what
have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are
13 But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from
among yourselves that wicked person.
is horrifying to see a preacher leave wolves in the pew Sunday after Sunday, knowing
full well that they are rending the Flock of God. They may be extortionists, they
may be teaching filthy doctrine, they may be turning loose their fornicating children
on the youth group-- Many tricks are used by Satan's wolves. The hireling who
will not defend the Flock against these wolves is probably not born again, for
a true man of God will be enraged at such things.
Mark them and avoid them-- Romans 16:17
16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences
contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
18 For they
that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good
words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
is a process of pointing the finger or publicly identifying someone. John did
this with Diotrophes, and it needs to be done today a lot more. This divides the
sheep from the goats and the wolves. I have seen this done, and the result is
instant decision on the part of all present. Some stupid sheep love wolves, and
they will take up with them. Fine, let them go along with them, and don't run
down the street calling them back.
I will get him when I come-- III John
want you to see how John dealt with a wolf and a contrasting faithful men. John
almost seems to be pitting the two against each other. I have a feeling John WANTED
the lines drawn and to see a show down in that local church so that the wicked
would move along. Some back door revivals are very cleansing and a real blessing.
John 1:9 I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence
among them, receiveth us not.
10 Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his
deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content
therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that
would, and casteth them out of the church.
11 Beloved, follow not that which
is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth
evil hath not seen God.
12 Demetrius hath good report of all men, and of
the truth itself: yea, and we also bear record; and ye know that our record is
Israelite shish kabab-- Phinneas
love this story. This is a graphic proof that God loves to see men get some zeal
up and rough up the enemy. AND, it is about time to figure out that the enemy
is sometimes the saints who have taken up with wolves. This old boy made shish
kabab of a Jew! Oh my, how unholy. How violent and careless. They should have
called a meeting and, after much prayer and deliberation, put the two people under
church discipline, right? Not so friend. Read about it:
25:1 And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with
the daughters of Moab.
2 And they called the people unto the sacrifices of
their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods.
3 And Israel
joined himself unto Baalpeor: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel.
4 And the LORD said unto Moses, Take all the heads of the people, and hang
them up before the LORD against the sun, that the fierce anger of the LORD may
be turned away from Israel.
5 And Moses said unto the judges of Israel, Slay
ye every one his men that were joined unto Baalpeor.
6 And, behold, one of
the children of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman
in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the children
of Israel, who were weeping before the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he
rose up from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand;
he went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through,
the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. So the plague was stayed from
the children of Israel.
9 And those that died in the plague were twenty and
10 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from
the children of Israel, while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I consumed
not the children of Israel in my jealousy.
12 Wherefore say, Behold, I give
unto him my covenant of peace:
13 And he shall have it, and his seed after
him, even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was zealous for
his God, and made an atonement for the children of Israel.
14 Now the name
of the Israelite that was slain, even that was slain with the Midianitish woman,
was Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince of a chief house among the Simeonites.
15 And the name of the Midianitish woman that was slain was Cozbi, the daughter
of Zur; he was head over a people, and of a chief house in Midian.
the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
17 Vex the Midianites, and smite them:
18 For they vex you with their wiles, wherewith they have beguiled you in
the matter of Peor, and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of a prince of Midian,
their sister, which was slain in the day of the plague for Peor's sake.
don't know if Phinehas was High Priest already, but if he wasn't, he sure was
soon after this event. Someone standing by missed a real blessing by NOT getting
violent like this good brother. David mentioned Phinehas later in the Psalms,
and he noted his violent zeal. It is about time some preachers get up some zeal
about wolves in the local church. Some of the plagues of sorry wimpy zeal might
must note here that some preachers boast loudly of their experience in dealing
with wolves and "cons." They are all squeal and no bacon. When it is
time to actually attack a wolf, they disappear, literally, and they may even take
their phone off the hook. They will often leave their wife to answer for them,
and then scream foul later when someone has to speak of evil events with their
wife in order to pass on some report of wolfish behavior. There is no lower critter
in the Lord's Church.
Until the dirt came out-- Ehud
will not like this one folks, that is, if you are an ecclesiastical wimp and hireling.
You will say that this is a dispensational matter, and God would not work this
way in the Age of Grace. Which, being interpreted means, YOU ARE A WIMP. The point
for us today is to see the warfare principle and apply it in defending the Flock
of God in the same way, but with other weapons and other means.
Judges 3:12 And the children of Israel did evil again in
the sight of the LORD: and the LORD strengthened Eglon the king of Moab against
Israel, because they had done evil in the sight of the LORD.
13 And he gathered
unto him the children of Ammon and Amalek, and went and smote Israel, and possessed
the city of palm trees.
14 So the children of Israel served Eglon the king
of Moab eighteen years.
15 But when the children of Israel cried unto the
LORD, the LORD raised them up a deliverer, Ehud the son of Gera, a Benjamite,
a man lefthanded: and by him the children of Israel sent a present unto Eglon
the king of Moab.
16 But Ehud made him a dagger which had two edges, of a
cubit length; and he did gird it under his raiment upon his right thigh. 17 And
he brought the present unto Eglon king of Moab: and Eglon was a very fat man.
18 And when he had made an end to offer the present, he sent away the people
that bare the present.
19 But he himself turned again from the quarries that
were by Gilgal, and said, I have a secret errand unto thee, O king: who said,
Keep silence. And all that stood by him went out from him.
20 And Ehud came
unto him; and he was sitting in a summer parlour, which he had for himself alone.
And Ehud said, I have a message from God unto thee. And he arose out of his seat.
21 And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the dagger from his right thigh,
and thrust it into his belly:
22 And the haft also went in after the blade;
and the fat closed upon the blade, so that he could not draw the dagger out of
his belly; and the dirt came out.
23 Then Ehud went forth through the porch,
and shut the doors of the parlour upon him, and locked them.
24 When he was
gone out, his servants came; and when they saw that, behold, the doors of the
parlour were locked, they said, Surely he covereth his feet in his summer chamber.
25 And they tarried till they were ashamed: and, behold, he opened not the
doors of the parlour; therefore they took a key, and opened them: and, behold,
their lord was fallen down dead on the earth.
26 And Ehud escaped while they
tarried, and passed beyond the quarries, and escaped unto Seirath.
it came to pass, when he was come, that he blew a trumpet in the mountain of Ephraim,
and the children of Israel went down with him from the mount, and he before them.
28 And he said unto them, Follow after me: for the LORD hath delivered your
enemies the Moabites into your hand. And they went down after him, and took the
fords of Jordan toward Moab, and suffered not a man to pass over.
they slew of Moab at that time about ten thousand men, all lusty, and all men
of valour; and there escaped not a man.
30 So Moab was subdued that day under
the hand of Israel. And the land had rest fourscore years.
31 And after him
was Shamgar the son of Anath, which slew of the Philistines six hundred men with
an ox goad: and he also delivered Israel.
the dirt came out.
you realize that if Ehud had not buried the dagger until the fat boy's manure
had came pouring out, Ehud would not have had a cover. You see, Ehud shut the
door and slipped away. The smell of Eglon's manure gave the impression to the
servants and court officials outside that Eglon was going to the bathroom and
making a big stink of it.
waited a good long time before they finally figured Eglon was taking too long
for the duty at hand. That is the way with big fat people-- they spend a lot of
time sitting on the pot and stinking up the area. There is something of a spiritual
application there, but I will let you figure it out. In any case, you may never
get the church right with the Lord until you "Get the dirt out" preacher.
Use the Sword you have there, your black backed KJV, and bury it to the hilt.
now, how about that Shamgar? Wasn't he something with an ox goad? Maybe you know
someone in your assembly who needs a jab in the rear to either get them down to
the altar or out the door. Why leave them to sit there in the pew and just cause
trouble with their stubborn attitude?
you recall Samson's weapon? He didn't need a chrome plated revolver to get the
work done. Don't you know some jackass with a flopping jawbone who is destroying
the peace of Jerusalem? How about getting that jawbone in hand and clean house?
I dare you to preach a sermon next Sunday titled, "And the Dirt Came Out."
Go on now, don't be a wimp!
"If you don't get them, I will get you"-- Jehu--
If the last one seemed
undiplomatic, this one will terrify you Kissinger fans. This boy threatened to
kill his own buddies if they didn't do their best to kill the enemy. Think about
this as you read, and ask yourself if there are some men in your assembly who
need to be threatened to defend the holiness of the Lord and the sheep, or you
will thrash them.
2 Kings 10:1 And Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. And Jehu
wrote letters, and sent to Samaria, unto the rulers of Jezreel, to the elders,
and to them that brought up Ahab's children, saying,
2 Now as soon as this
letter cometh to you, seeing your master's sons are with you, and there are with
you chariots and horses, a fenced city also, and armour;
3 Look even out
the best and meetest of your master's sons, and set him on his father's throne,
and fight for your master's house.
4 But they were exceedingly afraid, and
said, Behold, two kings stood not before him: how then shall we stand?
And he that was over the house, and he that was over the city, the elders also,
and the bringers up of the children, sent to Jehu, saying, We are thy servants,
and will do all that thou shalt bid us; we will not make any king: do thou that
which is good in thine eyes.
6 Then he wrote a letter the second time to them,
saying, If ye be mine, and if ye will hearken unto my voice, take ye the heads
of the men your master's sons, and come to me to Jezreel by to morrow this time.
Now the king's sons, being seventy persons, were with the great men of the city,
which brought them up.
7 And it came to pass, when the letter came to them,
that they took the king's sons, and slew seventy persons, and put their heads
in baskets, and sent him them to Jezreel.
8 And there came a messenger, and
told him, saying, They have brought the heads of the king's sons. And he said,
Lay ye them in two heaps at the entering in of the gate until the morning.
9 And it came to pass in the morning, that he went out, and stood, and said to
all the people, Ye be righteous: behold, I conspired against my master, and slew
him: but who slew all these?
10 Know now that there shall fall unto the earth
nothing of the word of the LORD, which the LORD spake concerning the house of
Ahab: for the LORD hath done that which he spake by his servant Elijah.
So Jehu slew all that remained of the house of Ahab in Jezreel, and all his great
men, and his kinsfolks, and his priests, until he left him none remaining.
12 And he arose and departed, and came to Samaria. And as he was at the shearing
house in the way,
13 Jehu met with the brethren of Ahaziah king of Judah,
and said, Who are ye? And they answered, We are the brethren of Ahaziah; and we
go down to salute the children of the king and the children of the queen.
14 And he said, Take them alive. And they took them alive, and slew them at the
pit of the shearing house, even two and forty men; neither left he any of them.
15 And when he was departed thence, he lighted on Jehonadab the son of Rechab
coming to meet him: and he saluted him, and said to him, Is thine heart right,
as my heart is with thy heart? And Jehonadab answered, It is. If it be, give me
thine hand. And he gave him his hand; and he took him up to him into the chariot.
16 And he said, Come with me, and see my zeal for the LORD. So they made
him ride in his chariot.
17 And when he came to Samaria, he slew all that
remained unto Ahab in Samaria, till he had destroyed him, according to the saying
of the LORD, which he spake to Elijah.
18 And Jehu gathered all the people
together, and said unto them, Ahab served Baal a little; but Jehu shall serve
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.
20 And Jehu said, Proclaim a solemn assembly for Baal. And they proclaimed it.
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.
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.
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.
24 And when they went in to offer sacrifices
and burnt offerings, Jehu appointed fourscore men without, and said, If any of
the men whom I have brought into your hands escape, he that letteth him go, his
life shall be for the life of him.
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.
26 And they brought forth the images
out of the house of Baal, and burned them.
27 And they brake down the image
of Baal, and brake down the house of Baal, and made it a draught house unto this
28 Thus Jehu destroyed Baal out of Israel.
here is an ecumenical gathering we can all believe in, right? :-) This man was
not perfect in all he did, and he was impetuous. He drove too fast, and he did
not destroy every last vestige of Baal in Israel. But, look what God said about
Kings 10:29 Howbeit from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel
to sin, Jehu departed not from after them, to wit, the golden calves that were
in Bethel, and that were in Dan.
30 And the LORD said unto Jehu, Because
thou hast done well in executing that which is right in mine eyes, and hast done
unto the house of Ahab according to all that was in mine heart, thy children of
the fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Israel.
and Joab and Solomon
is a time to take revenge on those who live a wild life in the Lord's Church.
We are told to leave all revenge to God, and that is more often wise. But there
ARE times when the sheep need to see revenge on the wolves and wicked so that
they know that there IS a standard this side of God's throne. Note the following:
1 Kings 2:5 Moreover thou knowest also what Joab the son
of Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel,
unto Abner the son of Ner, and unto Amasa the son of Jether, whom he slew, and
shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war upon his girdle that
was about his loins, and in his shoes that were on his feet.
6 Do therefore
according to thy wisdom, and let not his hoar head go down to the grave in peace.
7 But shew kindness unto the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them
be of those that eat at thy table: for so they came to me when I fled because
of Absalom thy brother.
8 And, behold, thou hast with thee Shimei the son
of Gera, a Benjamite of Bahurim, which cursed me with a grievous curse in the
day when I went to Mahanaim: but he came down to meet me at Jordan, and I sware
to him by the LORD, saying, I will not put thee to death with the sword.
9 Now therefore hold him not guiltless: for thou art a wise man, and knowest what
thou oughtest to do unto him; but his hoar head bring thou down to the grave with
wise pastor, when he leaves a church to go on to another work, will not leave
wolves to destroy the next man.
Even Grandma may have to be dealt with--
Kings 11:1 And when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead,
she arose and destroyed all the seed royal.
2 But Jehosheba, the daughter
of king Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him
from among the king's sons which were slain; and they hid him, even him and his
nurse, in the bedchamber from Athaliah, so that he was not slain.
3 And he
was with her hid in the house of the LORD six years. And Athaliah did reign over
4 And the seventh year Jehoiada sent and fetched the rulers over
hundreds, with the captains and the guard, and brought them to him into the house
of the LORD, and made a covenant with them, and took an oath of them in the house
of the LORD, and shewed them the king's son.
5 And he commanded them, saying,
This is the thing that ye shall do; A third part of you that enter in on the sabbath
shall even be keepers of the watch of the king's house;
6 And a third part
shall be at the gate of Sur; and a third part at the gate behind the guard: so
shall ye keep the watch of the house, that it be not broken down.
7 And two
parts of all you that go forth on the sabbath, even they shall keep the watch
of the house of the LORD about the king.
8 And ye shall compass the king
round about, every man with his weapons in his hand: and he that cometh within
the ranges, let him be slain: and be ye with the king as he goeth out and as he
9 And the captains over the hundreds did according to all things
that Jehoiada the priest commanded: and they took every man his men that were
to come in on the sabbath, with them that should go out on the sabbath, and came
to Jehoiada the priest.
10 And to the captains over hundreds did the priest
give king David's spears and shields, that were in the temple of the LORD.
11 And the guard stood, every man with his weapons in his hand, round about the
king, from the right corner of the temple to the left corner of the temple, along
by the altar and the temple.
12 And he brought forth the king's son, and
put the crown upon him, and gave him the testimony; and they made him king, and
anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, God save the king.
13 And when Athaliah heard the noise of the guard and of the people, she came
to the people into the temple of the LORD.
14 And when she looked, behold,
the king stood by a pillar, as the manner was, and the princes and the trumpeters
by the king, and all the people of the land rejoiced, and blew with trumpets:
and Athaliah rent her clothes, and cried, Treason, Treason.
15 But Jehoiada
the priest commanded the captains of the hundreds, the officers of the host, and
said unto them, Have her forth without the ranges: and him that followeth her
kill with the sword. For the priest had said, Let her not be slain in the house
of the LORD.
16 And they laid hands on her; and she went by the way by the
which the horses came into the king's house: and there was she slain.
old nag! She even ended her life running out the horse gate, and how appropriate.
The Lord's Church has a few nags in it too, and it is a wimpy and mongrel preacher
who will not stand up to them. These sway backed nags spend hours on the phone
gossiping and stirring up trouble, and they run their wimpy little husbands. These
are she-wolves, and they are very useful to Satan in destroying the peace of the
Rebuke before all-- I Timothy?
is no fear in society today. It is a by word- "No Fear." Also, there
is no fear in the Lord's Church. Why? Answer: Wimps lead the churches, so the
wolves and wandering sheep are bold in their arrogance. They need to be rebuked
openly. It is a disgrace to quietly send away a bold leader who has openly sinned.
Note Paul's command:
1 Timothy 5:19 Against an elder receive not an accusation,
but before two or three witnesses.
20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that
others also may fear.
Slow bellies-- Rebuke sharply-- Titus
language is discouraged in this late Laodicean era. Many preachers are condescending
to the notion of being politically correct, and that is not biblical. There IS
a time for strong words. Note how Paul teaches Titus to talk:
Titus 1:10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and
deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:
11 Whose mouths must be stopped,
who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's
12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians
are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.
13 This witness is true. Wherefore
rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
gather you didn't want to mess with brother Titus. You could find yourself openly
labeled and rebuked. Such is not the case in about 98% of Fundamental churches
today. Tact is the key word, and you know something-- I have yet to find a Greek
or Hebrew word for "tact". So, as you may have noticed, I don't worry
too much about it :-)
Those on the outside
is an attitude in many Fundamental churches that if we do something dumb or offensive,
we can pass it off as a thing of Christian conduct and zeal, and the unsaved can
be ignored. After all; these are rebels and hell bound sinners, so they don't
count. One pastor is so involved in extortion, or at least the benefits of extortionists
in his assembly, that the whole community thinks he is "on the take"
with the wolves in his assembly. These wolves are headed for many many years of
prison sentences, and the community is now saying the preacher should go with
them. This is wicked, for that preacher thinks he must defend these alleged "sheep"
until they have finally been hauled away by the FBI and the Federal Courts. What
gross wickedness. Note please:
12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of
is not only in MY actions. It includes what I tolerate in the fellowship. It is
dishonest to raise the Word of God up in the pulpit as the standard, and then
I let some viper crawl about in the fellowship and hide from the light of the
Word of God. WICKED! Paul also spoke of the standards for deacons and elders:
Timothy 3:7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest
he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
a wimp would think this applies only to leaders. This is the high calling of God
for all men, and so when a wolf is living like a dog in the assembly, and in the
neighborhood, he should be severely rebuked or sent away.
Jesus and The Scourge of Thongs
you knew I would come around to this one. I don't want to carelessly use our Lord
and His actions to prove a thing not intended by Him. You read this, and you figure
it out. This is the Lord who also said, "Blessed are the peace makers..."
John 2:13 And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus
went up to Jerusalem, 14 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep
and doves, and the changers of money sitting: 15 And when he had made a scourge
of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen;
and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables; 16 And said unto
them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house
of merchandise. 17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal
of thine house hath eaten me up.
sniveling wimpy little greeeezy preacher who claims to love the house of the Lord,
the fellowship of the saints, yet he has no zeal to keep it clean, is worthless
and a hazard to the Lord's Church. Run him off, and find a MAN to stand in your
Get a sword
are those in the church who call for a pacifist attitude. We see that our Lord,
just before He returned to the Glory, encouraged his disciples to be ready to
defend themselves. This was not for persecution, as we see when Peter used the
sword on the ear of the guard who came to arrest Jesus just hours after the following
text. The sword is for common crime and disorder which is NOT persecution. Note
22:36 Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it,
and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and
37 For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished
in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning
me have an end.
38 And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And
he said unto them, It is enough.
39 And he came out, and went, as he was
wont, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him.
when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation.
a dirty old men is in the assembly and is hustling and flirting with the ladies,
and when the men and pastor of the church do nothing about it, these men are wimps.
I knew of a church in Michigan where a sodomite lurked in the restroom waiting
to peek at the boys when they entered. Other men would follow all the boys into
the restroom to make sure there was no offense. But, this church would not run
the sodomite off. What shame on that church, and the whole community mocked them
for their lack of zeal to defend the boys in that assembly. A church in Washington
let a cross dresser sit in the pew for six months until they finally got up the
nerve to deal with the thing. Amazing.
pastor had extortionists sitting in his church for 14 years, and he still has
not dealt with it, even though people in the church have been victimized by the
wolves. Can you imagine this, and do you have any idea what the community, those
on the outside, say about this?
is time to defend the saints. It is a physical thing sometimes, and it may be
messy, but a pastor who defends his people against evil and criminals will stand
tall by and by.
For those who refuse to act:
11:4 Thus saith the LORD my God; Feed the flock of the slaughter;
possessors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty: and they that sell them
say, Blessed be the LORD; for I am rich: and their own shepherds pity them not.
6 For I will no more pity the inhabitants of the land, saith the LORD: but,
lo, I will deliver the men every one into his neighbour's hand, and into the hand
of his king: and they shall smite the land, and out of their hand I will not deliver
10:21 For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the LORD: therefore
they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered.
is why churches sometimes seem to explode and disintegrate in a matter of weeks.
It is God destroying them to His own Glory.
12:10 Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under
foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.
22:22 The wind shall eat up all thy pastors, and thy lovers shall go into captivity:
surely then shalt thou be ashamed and confounded for all thy wickedness.
know a pastor who has defended criminals so long that the community is convinced
that the Feds should bring charges against him and send him up to the big house
for a few years. I has happened!
23:2 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed
my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited
them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD.
are the wimps who tell a wounded bleeding sheep that the wolf is really another
sheep and we must just get down on our knees and pray more. What vile scum of
17:16 As for me, I have not hastened from being a pastor to follow thee: neither
have I desired the woeful day; thou knowest: that which came out of my lips was
right before thee.
is the claim of many preachers today, but the wimps have NOT followed Jeremiah's
zeal. They simply know how to proof text their way our of trouble. WIMPS!
SCOURGE OF THONGS
who devour the sheep
11:16 For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those
that be cut off, neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that that is broken,
nor feed that that standeth still: but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and
tear their claws in pieces.
17 Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the
flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall
be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.
Doctrine of Balaam
is the doctrine of Balaam? We know the story of this heretic prophet who tried
to prophecy against Israel, and God had to talk to him through a jackass. Balaam
even talked back and argued with the jackass. There is not fear in some jerkwater
prophets. We have an incite into the thing Balaam did next. He managed to neutralize
Israel's zeal for the law by bringing Moabite women to them. It worked, and the
story of Phinnehas resulted. Here is how a wolf adapts to a church where he cannot
curse the people outright- He brings them fornication:
2:12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which
hath the sharp sword with two edges;
13 I know thy works, and where thou
dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast
not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr,
who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.
14 But I have a few things
against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who
taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things
sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.
15 So hast thou also them
that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.
or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword
of my mouth.
17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto
the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and
will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man
knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
you see what is happening here. In Asia Minor, during the life of John the Apostle,
the early church already had doctrines which approved of fornication and idolatry!
Today, about 90% of all Fundamental preachers approve of remarriage after divorce.
They have a whole doctrine of approval of this sexual sin. Does that make it right?
NO! Balaam strikes again.
do they get away with this? Easy-- They combine another heresy, Nicolaitanism,
with their sexual sin program. You see, Nicolaitanism is the preacher taking power
over the people and ruling with an iron fist-- Pastoral rule. Nico-laity-- Above
the People. Once his kingdom is in place, he can approve of anything, even sexual
sin. He may even take his church secretary and shack up with her and call it bad
karma, for which he will claim he pays God off by winning 300 people a week to
Caution and tact-- Not highly thought of by God
Moses was still used
after killing the Egyptian. Moses struck the rock at the second event against
God's orders, and God still used him, though Moses lost the blessing of entering
the Promised Land over it. There are a good number of other accounts of God's
men, in great zeal, going too far, or getting mad. But, God showed a lot of patience
with these men.
compare them with Saul who did not show enough zeal. Saul killed all the Amalakites
except the king of the pagans. Saul also saved the best of the animals and claimed
he was going to make a sacrifice of them and do God a big favor. Saul ended his
life sitting in front of a witch and fell on his sword. Too much zeal is tolerated
by God many times, but not enough zeal God hates.
4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is
if you can find me a verse telling us not to have too much zeal... Go on, I dare
4:18 But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and not only
when I am present with you.
what affects you? A good offering? You Balaam!
Of your own selves-- Acts
20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which
the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath
purchased with his own blood.
For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among
you, not sparing the flock.
30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking
perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
31 Therefore watch, and
remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night
and day with tears.
preacher who does not believe that wolves can materialize from within his assembly
is a gullible fool. And, any preacher who does not WATCH for this to happen WILL
be thrashed by the devil soon. It is the modus operendi of all church splitters
and wolves. These people enter the church and make a great show of zeal. They
give, and they support the pastor and give generously. They go forward and "get
right" regularly at the altar call.
a pastor is not very much alert, he will be taken in. Paul talked of tears as
he warned the leaders at that church. Why was Paul so emotional? Answer: A church
which has been infiltrated by wolves from within is more vulnerable than from
any other type of attack. The sheep and their wimpy pastor are simply going to
be slaughtered soon. This causes a godly men to weep.
10:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep
are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf
catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
13 The hireling fleeth, because
he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
14 I am the good shepherd,
and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
15 As the Father knoweth me, even
so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
pastor who will not do everything he has to do to defend the sheep is not an under-shepherd
of Christ. He is a hireling and a wimp. He should be run off. It is beyond my
imagination that I should see a whole church of men stand by and let wolves thrash
the sheep in their assembly. It is even more enraging to see their pastor TEACHING
them to stand by and allow the slaughter to proceed. A whole polity and doctrine
of suffering is in place, and the flock is bleeding-- No one defends them. I have
indeed seen this, and it is all to common. Such men and pastors, it seems to me,
should be flogged, and I mean that literally. Cotton Mather would have done so.
Be ye angry and sin not, NOT, "get down on your knees brother."
a time to be enraged and mad over a thing like wolves attacking the saints? Answer:
Ephesians 4:26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun
go down upon your wrath:
27 Neither give place to the devil.
him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands
the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good
to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
a pastor sees open flaunting of such teachings, with extortion, lazy freeloading
on the saints and on Caesar, and lying and corrupt boasting, that preacher better
get angry. It is not a sin, and it is essential so that he can show the same spirit
of Christ which He had as He cleansed the temple. Get good and mad, cleanse the
thing, and then let it go from you mind before the sun sets.
2 Cor 7:11-- I call this the 7 - 11 process
very filthy sin had come into the church at Corinth, and in 1 Corinthians, Paul
told them they ought to be ashamed for tolerating it. In this passage, he commends
them because they got very worked up over the thing and took care of it. Some
of you preachers don't have a clue what this means, and you ought to memorize
it and see what level you are operating at in this regard. Most of you are only
at the "careful" level, and you think "revenge" is nasty and
unholy. Get a life!
2 Corinthians 7:11 For behold this selfsame thing, that
ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what
clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement
desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves
to be clear in this matter.
Rebuke them sharply
3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
Titus 2:15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let
no man despise thee.
The point here is that they WILL despise you if you
do NOT rebuke the wicked.
Titus 1:13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may
be sound in the faith;
Timothy 5:20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.
2:15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in
the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the
21:15 It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers
21:3 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
you are a wimp and refuse to defend the sheep, you are NOT being persecuted when
you suffer. Persecution comes AFTER you get right, cleanse the temple, and are
a mighty defender of the Flock of God. Note the order of Jeremiah's zeal here.
He got right with God FIRST, he preached the Word of God, he rested all his cause
in God, and then he asked for deliverance from persecution. Today we see preachers
wimping out on the Word, cuddling up to wolves, collecting the abundant offering,
and then when they get a harvest of terror, they claim it is persecution. Blasphemy!!!!
17:14 Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for
thou art my praise.
15 Behold, they say unto me, Where is the word of the
LORD? let it come now.
16 As for me, I have not hastened from being a pastor
to follow thee: neither have I desired the woeful day; thou knowest: that which
came out of my lips was right before thee.
17 Be not a terror unto me: thou
art my hope in the day of evil.
18 Let them be confounded that persecute
me, but let not me be confounded: let them be dismayed, but let not me be dismayed:
bring upon them the day of evil, and destroy them with double destruction.
NOT Philistines, but rebel Jews of the House of Israel. Thump them! Get the Scourge
AFTER THE WAR IS OVER
will happen AFTER the battle is over and the hireling and his wimpy leaders are
trying to arrange for what the Feds call "damage control"? The Hireling
will soon realize that you, and all those who did battle with the wolves, now
are a vivid contrast against the hireling's wimpy religion.
this has happened to you, you will recall how viciously you were attacked for
defending yourself. You were deeply troubled that you should become the enemy
so soon. Why? Answer: You, though you didn't have any intention of doing so, became
a parable against the hireling and his wimpy leaders. You did what Jesus would
do. You did what John did with Diotrophese. You did what
Phinehas did. You did what David did with the Giant of Gath.
then becomes very urgent for the hireling and his wimpy crew to demonize you and
your friends of Godly zeal. The following is a discussion of how this is done,
I dare say, every time. I also suggest how you can deal with it.
Green Man Principle
6:12 A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.
winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers;
14 Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth
15 Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he
be broken without remedy.
16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven
are an abomination unto him:
17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that
shed innocent blood,
18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet
that be swift in running to mischief,
19 A false witness that speaketh lies,
and he that soweth discord among brethren.
hireling pastor or church leader will avoid defending the flock by causing envy,
paranoia, and defensiveness in the saints. Whenever a church member is ripped
by the sheep, the wimpy pastor will say sweet and charming things which are interjected
with quotes or citations from the wolves or other saints. He will assure you that
the wolves "are coming along, and are making real progress in spiritual growth."
He will tell you the wolves have sweet little children who need to be salvaged.
This really intimidates the guruized sheep. Everyone want little children to be
saved, right? At that very moment the wolves may well be ripping another sheep
nearby, and the hireling will have a house payment or "love gift" turn
up the next Sunday in an offering envelope.
Note: As to the dear children, please recall that God demanded that King Saul
kill ALL the little Amalakite babies. Evil is dealt with on God's terms, not on
your tender mercies. To allow some Satanic wolves to abuse the Lord's Church because
of the wolves kids is wicked beyond belief. This is NOT biblical evangelism at
clever rhetoric by the hireling will cause the wounded sheep to trust only the
hireling pastor and doubt the rest of the saints. The pastor will confide in the
wounded sheep, telling them evil reports which were told him by various sources,
and then he will suggest these reports not be believed. Yet, the result will be
to plant seeds of doubt and distrust among all believers. I call this "the
little green man" principle.
the wounded sheep defends himself, the pastor will cast that person as unloving
and troublesome, even calling their defense of themselves and their family a case
of wicked behavior-- uncharitable. "Me thinks he protesteth too much..."
the pastor will seem to have a change of heart and apologize for not helping defend
them better. The wounded sheep will feel biblically obligated to forgive him,
yet this pastor will leave the charges of misconduct standing against the wounded
sheep. This leaves the wounded sheep solely responsible for his own suffering,
and the wounded sheep will learn to feel he is basically evil at heart for defending
preacher even caste wounded sheep out of the church because they defended themselves.
You see, he cannot have those heroes of the Lord hanging around to make him look
like the wimp he is.
Note: A word here on flattery. The wimpy hireling will often tell those he wishes
to subdue that they are such a blessing in most areas of their life, or that they
teach the Bible well. Then he will attack their zeal as a warrior of Christ. I
have experienced this so many times that I cannot count them.
gave a seminar on the New Age one Sunday evening, and I promised to identify Satanic
intrusion in our area of Michigan. A Methodist preacher, who was a rank Satanist,
called me on the phone and raged on me, and he said he was coming to the meeting
and straighten me out publicly. He came, and our men prayed, and he got up to
do his number during the discussion time at the end. What did he do? He flattered
me and talked about how "we pastors must do more to warn our people about
these things." That blew me away, but I realized what Satan was doing-- He
was trying to get this guy into the loop of our zeal and warfare. What a ploy.
is NOT ONCE found in the Bible coming from a real man of God. Check it out. Flattery
is a ministry of devils, and Daniel tells us that it is the "policy"
of Antichrist. When a wimp flatteries you, get your guard up quick friend, and
do NOT inhale.
sweet and sour rhetorical ploy is the wimpy pastor's way of feeling like he has
done something deeply spiritual while still covering his posterior and keeping
the wounded sheep in bondage to guilt. There is not one iota of difference between
this ploy and the paranoia that the Roman Catholic priests keep their people under.
The wimpy pastor is in terror of really having to defend the sheep, so he MUST
keep them feeling guilty and obligated to forgive him. Indeed, if you are seeing
this happen in your assembly, you may have a Jesuit priest in disguise for a pastor.
the wimpy hireling may solicit help from leading men in the assembly to launch
an attack on a wounded sheep who will not submit to the ploy above. These men
will play the role of Job's friends and try to show the wounded sheep that all
the troubles in their life are due to the fact that they defended themselves against
Satanic attack, and they will be judged by God for it. This is then followed by
the application of this attack by identifying every trouble in the wounded sheep's
life as punishment by God. This interpretation will be made to the guruized sheep
so they are terrified of defending themselves, lest they too fall into Job's troubles.
this can become very obsessive, and it will finally become obvious to any rational
outside observer that the whole pack of wimps are guilty as sin and need to justify
their timid behavior. Eventually, no one is fooled except the ones involved, for,
from the outside, this whole mess becomes virtually laughable. There is a Bible
text which applies well here:
28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.
see, if the hireling were really a true Kissinger type, or high church diplomat,
he would at once commend the victim of the wolves and praise him for defending
himself. This would give the victim the illusion that the wimpy pastor and his
men were also defenders of the saints. It would be the best ploy to cover the
hireling's timidity. But, hirelings are such wimps that they have no common sense
at all. They flee, or else they attack the victim who fought back and prevailed
by God's help. Guilty people don't have good sense. Ask any cop.
result of these Satanic devices is that the saints become very frightened of one
another and only trust their pastor. I call this, "the little green man"
syndrome. The pastor becomes a broker of envy, distrust, and fear. He finds that
in this way he owns the sheep, yet he need not risk his worthless hide defending
them. This picture is not only seen in local Fundamental churches-- It is endemic
in Bible colleges and large Mission boards, especially on the foreign missionfield.
us suppose this has happened to YOU. What is the solution to this?
has a way of revealing things in His time and to His glory. If you want to see
God's revenge on your enemies and those who are tormenting you, say nothing. This
is what David did, and God DID send revenge on David's enemies in David's lifetime.
is a classic case of a man who did not react and rage against the wicked, yet
he became a veritable parable in his steady obedience and preparation for the
11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with
fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the
world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
world. You may not like it, and it may not be your first intention, but there
are times when God chooses a faithful saint, one willing to stand for righteousness,
to condemn churches, wimps, and hirelings in this Laodicean Age. This is as much
a blessing to God and the Lord's Church as any other work you could do. It becomes
very important then, that you NOT be drawn into verbal condemnation of these people
so that God can do His work without you getting the glory.
did NOT set out to kill all of humanity, but the day after the door closed on
the ark, Noah's 120 years of obedience and preaching the mercy and justice of
God became a crown of glory to Noah. As the wicked screamed, Noah knew he was
right with his God. Also, as a side note, you need to understand that there is
a "too late sinner" principle at work sometimes. There may be no way
to save a local church and its leaders after a point in time. God may write Ichabod
on them, and you better stand back and let them crash to the glory of God.
the call you, they write E-Mail, they send their wimpy posse to call on you, right?
do not respond.
response is what these scoundrels need, that is, your defense of yourself, or
your attack on them. They can then claim that they are being persecuted by you.
When you receive one of these tricky apologies which seeks your forgiveness, yet
it casts you as guilty and wicked, drop it in the round file, and walk on. When
an alleged apology turns you and your friends against each other by stealth, simply
do NOT respond. Those who did warfare with you, or for you, are your friends,
and you must resist the urge to distrust them because of the slander of the hireling.
This sort of communication is NOT an apology. It is a device of devils. Say nothing
and let God give the verdict.
may well come a time when the hireling will ask to talk to you face to face. You
must NOT respond. This sort of grievous attack on the Flock of God must be dealt
with publicly. The examples we showed above from the Word of God show us that
there is no mercy for an hireling. You need to understand that there are some
men in the Lord's Church who are NOT born again, and they are planted in the local
church by Satan to do every clever thing in the book. Their alleged sincere desire
to do the right thing is just another ploy.
you feel you must see them face to face, insist that it be in the assembly gathered,
and rebuke them fiercely with the Word of God, and walk out. Do NOT give the hireling
"equal time." He will trash you by stealth in order to justify himself,
and his wimpy sheep will follow their guru. In other words, and as I said before,
say nothing. This is the right way to deal with wimps. You need to understand
that, in defending yourself or other sheep of Christ, you took the high ground
in this spiritual warfare. Do NOT give that ground to the hireling. That is dumb,
and it is not spiritual.
do hirelings need to divide you from your friends?
They are terrified that you, and any of your friends who helped you in your battle
with the wolves, will gang up and either black ball the hireling in the community,
or the wimp fears you will start a church in the area in revenge. This is not
because you would do this-- It is the hireling's fear because he knows what he
is, and he is terrified he will be exposed as an hireling. Again:
28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.
hireling and his wimpy leaders set about to divide friends who do battle with
wolves. Put another way, you have war stories to tell, in which God's honor and
chivalry prevail, and the hireling has NO stories to tell. He can only wave his
little butter knife in the air and talk about what he would do IF... IF... IF...
But, he never gets up the gall to do any more than attack the warriors of God.
Note: War heroes-- We had a captain in boot camp at Fort Knox who really played
the tough guy thing. Real GI Joe type. He strutted around in bleached pegged down
fatigues, and he talked boldly of the real 'Nam. But he had never been there.
We also had a couple of sergeants who had been to Vietnam for a tour. They were
VERY quiet types. They had no need to play the tough. Why? They WERE tough and
were survivors. When they did speak, everyone was riveted on every word, for they
had been to the battle and were the ultimate source. That is why I told you that
you have the high ground, and you should not give it up. You got there the hard
way-- By doing battle with wolves and devils.
have heard a bunch of preachers talk boldly about dealing with devils, and how
they had such great victories. I find, from my own experience, and and from the
experience of truly godly men, that war stories are not appreciated by many saints.
I usually keep my stories to myself, and to share with other warriors. When I
hear a preacher boldly blabbing on and on about dealing with wolves and devils,
I figure the jerk has never been in a war zone in his life-- He is telling other
warrior's stories. I stay away from these GI Joes-- they've never seen the real
'Nam :-) Also, it is pointless to confront them-- They will attack you 100% of
hope you can begin to see how utterly hopeless it is to rebuke these wimps or
even respond to them. They NEED you to do this, for they NEED you to become the
enemy. The saints are watching to see what will happen next. Your silence will
do more than anything else to expose the hireling for what he is.
you know what is happening here? YOU are an accusation against these wimps. You
have done, by godly instinct-- not knowing there was even a problem of timidity
afoot-- You have done what they were too wimpy to do.
have NO recourse, in the flesh, but to attack you as the naughty person. Read
that again please.
won't touch the wolves, and they won't defend the sheep, so YOU are the surrogate
wolf. They KNOW you will not attack them, so they feel very free to attack YOU.
It makes them feel like they have indeed defended someone. Big tough wimps! The
pitiful thing is that they know how to defend no one but themselves. Even the
drunks at the local bar will one day see right through this.
have nothing to be ashamed of, and you need answer to no one but God. Just be
1:4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire,
John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the
beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy
the works of the devil.
Timothy 3:8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist
the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
Corinthians 16:13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
21:15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall
not be able to gainsay nor resist.
5:6 Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you.
Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman
waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until
he receive the early and latter rain.
8 Be ye also patient; stablish your
hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring
lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 9 Whom resist stedfast in the
faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that
are in the world.
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