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Steve Van Nattan

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NORMAL-- WHAT IS IT?

We live is an era of many presuppositions about normality. We assume things are totally normal and good for humanity which did not exist just 60 years ago. Because something "works," we assume it is the only way to live. We may be wrong.

BY STEVE VAN NATTAN

Introduction:

Definition: Conforming to the standard or the common type; usual; not abnormal; regular; natural.

Perpetual change has become "normal." The old is replaced by the new long before the old is worn out. Everyone is doing it, so we are pressed into the mold of the mass mentality teaching that frantic change is good stuff. Well, change wears you out. It is my contention that change, as a way of life, is making people exhausted mentally, and even physically. Here is a short discussion of this:

1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

James 1:23-24 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.

The whole message of the Gospel is that man is dead in sin. There is a CHANGE needed, and that change comes through faith in Jesus Christ. Once we confess our faith in Christ, things change, and they keep changing all the rest of our life.

Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

So, change is good, but only if that change is the work of the Holy Spirit in the believer. Change for change's sake is the preoccupation of unhappy people who never find what they want-- never satisfied.

Proverbs 24:21 My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:

Acts 17:21 (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.)

I believe we have an exhausted world, and in the USA, exhausted people who are never satisfied. I also believe that the commercial world teaches this with advertising and marketing tricks. We are forever being told that we are falling behind. And, millions of Americans will make any change needed to catch up.

Now, the final destination is to make change normal. Rip up the old carpet, and lay new carpet. Junk the old car, and go up to your nostrils in debt for a new one. Do not stop and ask if you need it-- it is NORMAL to live in perpetual discontent with what you have.

 

The Film:

The Grand Assumption

The Indians are in the way. The cattle are in the way. The sod is in the way.

The ethic that justified running off the Indians, displacing the cattle man, and turning the sod upside down was in the results, right. Eight years of unimaginable prosperity. The biggest drop of wheat (per acre) in human history. How could this be evil?

The following film was done in 1937. It was the only commercial production commissioned by the US government. It played all over the USA, and it was one of the most powerful and captivating films ever to be seen in theaters around America. The hero, Bam White, saw it in his home town with his family, and he wept as he saw himself as the symbol of many things. Please think about modern America, hell bent to get the next rush from life at any cost:

"The Plow That Broke the Plains"

 

Men Acting upon Bad Information

The US Government could not be wrong. The railroad tycoons could not be wrong. Prosperity is the reward of hard work. These were almost all decent people. They believed what they were told. Some moved all the way from Europe to the Great Plains. There were even German Mennonites among these farmers-- hard working and god fearing people.

But, while their intentions were good, and they were not lazy, they were wrong. We can try to excuse them for being lied to and acting upon bad advice from the US Government, but they were still wrong. I matters not how decent you are, and how godly you are, if you are a violator of God's natural law, you will pay the price right along with the wicked.

Are you depending on your sincerity?

Normal

After eight years of unbelievable prosperity, the "nesters" of the High Plains believed it would never end. They had no reason to believe it would end. Life was good. There were a handful of voices from those who knew that turning the prairie sod upside down was a bad idea, but they were ranchers and cowboys, and surely they were just biased because they were losing their cattle based economy.

Apply that to life today. We are tempted to believe that the frenzy of technology is leading to eternal prosperity. All the struggles of life are eased by technology. Those who predict a collapse of technology, or those who claim that technology is bad for our mental and physical health, are voices crying in the wilderness. They are just unable to adapt and enjoy the benefits of progress, right?

In our churches, those who call for a return to the old paths, the old worship, and reconsidering the worthiness of Contemporary Christian Worship, are just cranks in the balcony. Surely God likes our wild antics. After all, we are getting results, and our churches are full.

Retribution

The plains states nesters received retribution for their folly. Was it the wrath of God? I think not. I believe it was natural law being visited on the offenders. Many of them were godly and decent people. But, when a godly person makes a pig of himself, he dies of heart issues of diabetes. God does not have to visit them personally with his wrath. They simply get what we all know will happen.

So, the nesters became victims of their own folly-- it was inevitable. I had a cop in a church I pastored who once helped me with this. I young married man was about to leave the church parking lot. The cop, Bill Crane, and I were standing talking to the guy, and I saw him toss his brief case up on the deck behind the back seat. I said, "Jack, if you have an accident, that brief case will become deadly and bash in the back of your head." Jack laughed at me. Bill Crane turned to me and said, as if Jack were not listening, "Don't worry, pastor, there is a built in penalty. Jack will learn." Jack immediately reached back and grabbed the brief case and dropped it to the floor.

This discussion here is my way of trying to convince you that there is a built penalty for being suckered into compliance with the lust of man. I am inviting you to make a different change-- one that follows the ways of the Word of God.

Proverbs 4:23-27 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee. Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.

Last Comment

This film on YouTube has only had just over 1000 viewings at the time of this article. This makes me suspect that people today do not care, or do not have the ability to care, about the lessons of history. You need to understand that modern Americans, indeed, the whole world, is so drunk with modern life that they have no concept that history has an uncanny way of repeating itself. I hope you are the exception to the ongoing trend.

The Argument:

We have gone a long time assuming that anything new, if it feels good, must be normal.

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Technology turns normal in ten minutes. Something that sounded like it came from Mars when it was introduced, will be grabbed and taken into our live immediately. We then say, "You have to have it to keep up." Really?

Daniel 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

Nahum 2:4 The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall justle one against another in the broad ways: they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings.

The Internet

Here are the "normal" aspects of life on the worldwide web:

1. Books can be replaced by Wikipedia and millions of books online.
This is partially true, as are all the points here. I personally read books and reference works of all kinds. The value of this cannot be belittled. We have resources at our disposal that were impossible to get twenty years ago.

But, the problem is, people no longer believe that there are books out there in the shadows which are not online. Furthermore; anything still in print or new is not on the web for copyright reasons. So, people often quote old sources. Or, they pass over fresh sources, or exhaustive sources, and settle for a quickie version from Wikipedia.

Worst of all, many people have stopped buying books and carrying them along with them, or sitting in a chair and reading without the stimulation of pounding a key board. Online books can be downloaded sometimes, but where do you write your own notes in the margin. Thus, the book as a tool, and as a companion, is unknown to many young adults.

Result-- Ill informed people by the millions, and I mean college graduates. The majority rules-- they are "normal," right?

2. YouTube has everything important I need to know in visual format.
Again, great resource. I love to find old TV shows and old songs from my younger days. Watching funny videos is fun too. Also, as on this article, I can add validity to some editorial I am delivering you.

But, there is a problem. YouTube gives information with the eye, and few people stop the thing and meditate. Like TV, the video runs by, and a few impressions are made, but the analytical process is almost dead. This makes the third and fourth generation that has watched instead of experienced or meditated on stimulating things.

Result-- As with TV-- Dumb people with a memory of BEING given a visual rush, but they have not had value added to the mind. They are DUMB! Ah, but they are "normal," for, everyone is doin' it, doin' it, doin' it-- pickin' their nose and chewin' it, chewin' it, chewin it-- maybe you think its funny, but it's snot.

3. You can Google anything.
Google has become THE source of the world. The impression is, anything worth knowing is on the Web, and all I need to do is Google it, and I have all I need to know in ten minutes, OR LESS! The old discipline of having to research and dig in libraries, AND use some logical reasoning to isolate the most credible information, IS GONE. If it does not flow in on the first page of Google results, it must not be valid.

Result-- Again, dumb people. But, worse, these people will quote some source that I know is nutty as a fruitcake. I am expected to take them seriously. I have it. I have to join the stupid club to keep pace with my ill informed friends. Also, many sources are horribly biased and even flat out lie. It takes a lot of serious searching back and forth to isolate the truth, and most of you sheeple do not even know you need to do that, let alone know HOW to do it. Intelligent surging on the web is an art, and few take the time to learn it.

Furthermore; most people do not search for the contrary opinion as well as the source that serves their presuppositions. I have done this all my life. I used to listen to Russian and Cuban news on short-wave, not because I felt good about their bias, but I wanted to know how the adversary thought. If you do not do this, you are "normal," and you are stupid.

4. You don't have friend nearby, but you can have friends online.
Facebook is the great American friend by proxy. A friend, in ancient times, like twenty years ago, was someone you knew and spent time with on a regular basis. But, until Facebook came along, a friend was a physical pretense, not an anonymous entity at a distance.

In "Health and Healing," a newsletter by Dr. Julian Whitiker of Los Angeles, he reports, "Facebook has over 500 million active users who collectively spend more than 700 billion minutes per month on the site." Here is a person who has caught on to the phony world of Facebook, and they are setting standards for who they will interact with. The problem is, someone who will type words at you, but who does not want their real personality and persona to show, is probably a creep. You don't care though-- you believe the having pseudo friends in cyberspace is "normal," right?

Proverbs 18:24 A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

You see, "sticking" is the criterion of REAL friendship, and your alleged "friend" in cyberspace who is in Bangladesh is NOT able to "stick." He may be an interesting acquaintance, but he is not a friend by any rational definition.

While you may renew old friendships with schoolmates, which is rewarding, there is no substitute for getting in your car and meeting a friend for coffee. There is nothing like sitting in a boat on a hot humid night in Michigan casting from the middle of the pond into the reeds for bass. That is because you have your old buddy in the other end of the boat casting to the other side of the pond. The things you talk about, and stories you tell, and the burdens you share, are priceless, and you cannot sit at your computer and get anywhere close to the same rapport.

5. You don't need to shop in brick and mortar stores anymore.
Long ago, when I went shopping in Eldoret, Kenya, I walked into a hole in the wall shop, and the Indian owner would jump up and say, "Good morning Mr Wan Nattan. Vat are you wanting thank you please?" Good old Damji Manji. Beetle nut dripping

Work and Labor

Upward mobility is now admired by employers.

Work becomes a means to an end that is a mongrel substitute for living life.

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The Great White Assumption

This one you will not like. I have lived in the Third World for many years, and I have become a person who craves to know about the whole world. I am not talking about a One World mentality. I simply watch in every direction in order to be as totally informed as possible.

Now, the White Race defines the important things of the world in terms of how much they benefit the White Race. Hundreds of years ago, when explorers went forth from Spain, England, France, Portugal, and Italy, these explorers, and our modern history books, reported on what they "discovered." The implication is, no point on the globe existed in any significant way, until a Gringo found it. Never mind that China has a history and culture 2000 years older than Europe-- China has to be discovered by Marco Polo. What a blessing to the Chinese to learn thay finally existed officially!

So, where are we headed? Answer: To your mind.

You live under the assumption that if it ain't good for White people, it ain't good for nothing, right? You protest, I gather. Well, the "normal" way for the Western World to think is in terms of our being the model for all progress. The USA is possibly the most arrogant in this. Most good old boys in America are conditioned by the media, politicians, Presidents, and the school system to believe that America is the most advanced civilization in human history.

America is 37th in the world in health care, but we are the most advanced, right? San Marino is 3rd, Malta is 5th, Singapore is 6th, Oman is 8th, Colombia is 22nd, and Costa Rica is 36th, just ahead the USA.. But, of course, these nations are not "normal." There is something warped about the stats that let some podunk nobody nation beat us out of first place in ANYTHING, right?

If you are a Bible believer, and if you live under the assumption that America is the premier culture and society of the world, as Germans and the British believe about themselves, and as the French KNOW is true of themselves, then you are a simple minded bigot. You are NOT thinking with God:

Acts 10:34-35 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.

Grab hold please-- this will be shocking to you-- God has no favorites, not even the glorious White Race. I am sorry, but your idea of "normal," as to race and culture, may need a complete overhaul.

Acts 17:24-26 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

You are made of the same blood as the Bushman and Hottentots of Africa. Deal with it, Bunkie.

Acts 17:30-31 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

No one is standing in line in front of you or behind you. We all stand on level ground, right at the entrance to hell, and if we all do not repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, we will all go to hell and burn in the same equal opportunity fire.

So, what is "normal," my Anglo Saxon friend? Think on these things.

God, the Bible, and The Church

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Leaning On A Rubber Crutch

All of the Reformed churches lean heavily on confessions-- the Belgic, Heidelberg, Helvetian, Westminster, and London Baptist Confession (Reformed Baptist). Fundamental and Evangelical churches lean just as heavily on their Doctrinal Statements. The old Episcopal Church leans on the Thirty Nine Articles. If it the measure of the cold calculating deadness of these churches what proportion of their zeal is for their confessions, and what proportion is for the Word of God alone.

It is assumed by dead beats in all denominations that their man made documents are their anchor doctrinally. For this reason, the Bible is a dead book to them. Oh, they would be quite insulted to read this, but as a practical matter, they quote the creeds, confessions, and John Calvin a lot more than they quote the Bible.

This is normal to these groups, and this is death in the city.

1 Peter 2:1-3 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

Have YOU tasted of the Lord? If not, then go right ahead and lean on your rubber crutch. It will give you comfort as you wend your ponderous way to hell. If you have tasted of the Lord, then if is NORMAL to crave the Word of God, NOT man made epistles and creeds.

Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:

This prophecy is now with us. Bibles are everywhere, and the King James Bible is still the world's best seller every year. But, the vast majority of churches have highly educated flakes who read one verse, and then they blather and bluster and pitch the bull from their own intellect. If you feast on this hog slop, and if you think it is Bible teaching, you are a loser. IT IS NOT NORMAL CHRISTIANITY.

You Must Not Fall Behind

We said, in the introduction, that there is a kind of change that is essential to the believer in Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

This change is not often made comfortably. It disrupts our way of life, but the reward is SUPPOSED TO BE contentment.

1 Timothy 6:5-7 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

Gain is godliness-- this is certainly a common teaching in many churches, and it fits well with American marketing. Discontent leads to sales, right? But, godliness (the result of change spiritually) directly results in contentment. This means that after we make the change for Christ, he wants us to be content.

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Being content with what we have does great violence to the mind set of 99% of all Americans, including most alleged Christians. Even many preachers lust for bigger offerings so they can build bigger church buildings so they can build bigger résumé so they can be called to bigger churches, on and on it goes.

Jesus told a parable to make this so easy to understand that you must be a raving rebel to miss it:

Luke 12:13-21 And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me. And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you? And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

Many of us just do NOT agree with Jesus. I once was talking about the second coming of Christ, and a lady in the church, a rather zealous lady, said, "I hope the Lord does not return until I have my living room remodeled." Quite a statement!

If the return of Christ would ruin your fun in this life, you are in deep trouble, my friend. For, you see, Christ is not returned so much as he is already her.

Colossians 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

If you are letting the world drive you to be discontented, and if you are driven by a lust to tear down the old and build up the new, you are a rebel against the Lord IN YOU. Are you even born again?

 

The Suspicion:

There is a universal suspicion, among sinners and saints, that something is wrong. We tend to look at the economy and the dollar. This is because we are covetous people in the USA. We have not cared diddly about anything but the economy for about 50 years. Long ago, Presidential candidates had to have several planks in their platform for an election campaign. Today, the only thing the US voter cares about is stuff, money, benefits, entitlements, and, "get me more, and I will vote for you."

Fear That Something is Wrong--
Why is something wrong? Answer- The price of gas went up. Of course that has happened before, but if unemployment goes up, then something IS wrong. Well, can you still afford gas, and are you employed? If you can get along, why is something wrong? Perception and mass panic. That is what is really wrong with YOU. Is it now normal for something to be wrong all the time? If you think so, try to analyze who of what made you believe that. You may see that you need some new friends and information sources.

Fear In Caesar's Palace--
We watch Caesar, and if he cannot give us an answer for everything, a promise of good things to come, we say he is a failure. Caesar may not be able to fix everything. But, he is in big trouble if the masses figure that out. And, maybe Caesar is plotting to take over America. Maybe he is destroying the nation on purpose. Well, the Hidden Hand would not put up with that for long. If any President tried to actually destroy the USA on purpose, the Hidden Hand would arrange a ride in a convertible in Dallas for him. You see, the Hidden Hand (bankers) do not skim the cream of wealth off of destroyed people. THINK. Caesar is just being normal.

Fear of People--
People are bad. People are the problem. The cat poops on the carpet. You shoot the cat of donate him to some unsuspecting victim. But, people don't just poop on the carpet. They fall down your steps and sue you. They plot for you to get fired. They run into your Navigator and drive off. You sure do have reason to fear people. The thing is, people also make you happy. They cook your food. They cuddle you when you are tired. They teach you the Bible. They say, "Daddy, I love you." So, friend, you will have to decide if you wan to be a hermit and have no fear of people, or live with us slobs and take some risks. It is normal to have both pain and pleasure with people.

Instinct to Prepare--
Men have been preparing for trouble since the beginning of time. Trouble is going to come. Is it normal to prepare? Answer: Yes. But, if you prepare for something that does not come along, you wasted your substance. What to do? You must learn to look at history. What REALLY turned into trouble? Prepare for that. What is classically a panic party that never happens? Do NOT plan or prepare for that. It is not normal to panic before the problem arrives, but to many people today, with the help of the media and the Internet, many people are in a state of mild panic all the time. I am sick of it. I get very tired of hearing about the latest conspiracy. Go tell someone else please.

 

The End:

What Will It Be Like?

At the end of the Church Age, just before the Great Tribulation, and just before Messiah Jesus Christ returns to earth, life will be good. Right after it is good, the worst terror in human history will be loosed on the world's people in the form of the Antichrist, the Beast. Here is what life will be like:

Luke 17:26-30 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

Just before that final day of the Son of Man, Jesus Christ, just before massive destruction of life, just before two thirds of the world's population is killed by several terrors, LIFE WILL BE GOOD.

Sound familiar?

What Is On The Other Side of Collapse?

Romans 8:17-19 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

The problem we all have is that we are prone to look at the immediate future, which IS bleak. It is not hard to predict collapse of the social order and the economy. And, we may be 100% correct. But, do we see beyond that? It is wicked to become preoccupied with the close disaster and not look beyond it to the hope of the Bible believer.

Of course, you need to take prophecy seriously to have any hope. The problem is, ALL church groups have lost interest in prophecy. It was the main attraction in the 1970s, but since then prophecy has become almost a pariah topic. This results in the saint losing his "blessed hope," and that results in impurity:

1 John 3:1-3 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

If you have no interest in prophecy in your home and church, no wonder you are impure in your thinking. No wonder you are morbid and occupied with impending doom. You have no hope. Believing in a sort of inevitable happy ending is NOT what God wants of you. The Bible is about one third prophecy, and God does not put it there to amuse himself.

May I suggest, as a discipline, that you read Daniel and The Revelation at once? I believe it will get you future hope back up and running. And, it will, as the text above says, help you to want to be pure in your life.

What Does The Bible Believer Think?

Romans 8:31-39 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

God Knows

It is the end times. We learn from the Word of God that Christ is totally composed. He is not in any doubt about those who claim to be his children. He sees the Tare Prostitute "church," and he sees the Seed Bide Church. He has no intention to allow the Prostitute to stop him from building his Church. Matthew 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

I use the terms Seed Bride and Tare Prostitute because the are exactly what Christ thinks of the two. These are based on Matthew 13 where Christ gave parables teaching what would happened as the Gospel was preached. We are now seeing the results in the end of the harvest.

Christ knows the Seed Bride Church, and he is eager to encourage them.

Revelation 2:1-3 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.

Revelation 2:8-9 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

Revelation 2:18-19 And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass; I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.

Revelation 3:7-8 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

Christ also KNOWS very well the profane ways of the Tare Prostitute church:

Revelation 3:14-17 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

The vast majority of the alleged Church of Jesus Christ today is "wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked." True Bible believers must rejoice that they are the few, on the narrow way, and freaks to the mega church. It may well be only a short time before the Whore Church attacks the Seed Bride church. It has happened before.

Do, if you are in the Seed Bride Church, what is Christ's word to you?

Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

Revelation 3:2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.

Revelation 3:8-10 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

Revelation 3:20-22 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

So, we conclude that the spirit of the age is to see the profane warped culture, and the prostituted church, as normal. Indeed, those on the narrow way are now freaks. It may get worse. "Normal" will gather in more and more wickedness, and the true Bible believer will be more and more pressured by "normality" to be compliant-- to cave in.

The blessing of this destiny is twofold:

1. The Bible believer remembers that Christ KNOWS. Christ SEES. Christ is COMING. Whatever terrors and evil the saint experiences now will be small stuff compared to the glory to come when we are with Christ.

2. We win. Bad as things seem, Christ says he will build his Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

So, "The End" is really, for the Bible believer, "In the beginning" all over again.

 

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