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THE BRIDE OF CHRIST

Bible Prophecy

Rev. 21:9 And there came to me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come here, I will show you the bride, the Lamb's wife. 10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,...

     In Galatians 4 the Apostle declares: 21 Tell me, you that desire to be under the law, do you not hear the law? 22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a female slave, the other by a free woman. 23 But he who was of the female slave was born after the flesh; but he of the free woman was by promise. 24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which engenders to bondage, which is Hagar. 25 For this Hagar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answers to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. 26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. 27 For it is written, Rejoice, you barren that bore not; break forth and cry, you that travail not: for the desolate has many more children than she which has an husband. 28 Now we, brothers, as Isaac was, are the children of promise, 29 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now. 30 Nevertheless what said the scripture? Cast out the female slave and her son: for the son of the female slave shall not be heir with the son of the free woman. 31 So then, brothers, we are not children of the female slave, but of the free. In this teaching the Apostle is clearly saying that the rituals and rites of the Mosaic law called the first covenant are symbolized by Hagar and the birth of Ishmael. He calls the mother of the children of the first covenant the physical city of Jerusalem.  In the context of the entire chapter he is comparing the purely physical descendant's of Abraham to the people of faith, be they Jew or Gentile. This article, Symbolism in Genesis Regarding the First and Second Covenant goes into this very deeply. The point of this is that he is quoting from one of the old Testament prophecies about the New Jerusalem to teach this; Isaiah 54. The article will go through it verse by verse to show the amazing accuracy of it as a prophecy.

 

     (AKJV) Isaiah 54:1 Sing, O barren, you that did not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, you that did not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, said the LORD.
This is the verse Paul quotes. The way he is interpreting it is that the Mosaic Law and the physical city of Jerusalem were the married wife that bore many children. The people of faith though, few and for most of the history of ancient Israel persecuted and murdered by the faithless; these are the children of the desolate woman. However with the coming of the messiah the children of the desolate woman, in this case the children of the Jerusalem from above, the New Jerusalem, would bear more children than the earthly city would. The rest of the prophecy in Isaiah 54 will say more of this.

      2 Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of your habitations: spare not, lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes; 3 For you shall break forth on the right hand and on the left; and your descendants shall inherit the Nations, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited. A truly amazing prophecy exhorting the faithful with the promise that lay ahead. That the people of faith soon to be of all nations will grow and expand. So much so that it will be said the descendant of Abraham, the Messiah, through them will inherit the nations. That the fruit of this will be prosperous civilizations. (The desolate cities will be inhabited.)

      4 Fear not; for you shall not be ashamed: neither be you confounded; for you shall not be put to shame: for you shall forget the shame of your youth, and shall not remember the reproach of your widowhood any more. 5 For your Maker is your husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and your Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called. 6 For the LORD has called you as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when you were refused, said your God. 7 For a small moment have I forsaken you; but with great mercies will I gather you. 8 In a little wrath I hid my face from you for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on you, said the LORD your Redeemer. 9 For this is as the waters of Noah to me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with you, nor rebuke you. 10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from you, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, said the LORD that has mercy on you. Here are more references to the bride of Christ. The shame and the reproach of her youth and being forsaken is a reference to the tribulations the believers in ancient Israel faced at the hands of the Gentiles because of the wickedness of the majority of its citizens and its leaders. Due to this they were not recipients of any of the earthly promises of God made to Abraham and in many other places in the scripture. It seemed as if they were forsaken by God and left to the whims of the wicked.  It mattered not how they lived their lives before the Lord. They reaped whatever the despots who ran the world sowed. This certainly did not change in New Testament times and for many a century beyond that. Yet in the next verses we have a promise of a day when that would not be so.

      11 O you afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay your stones with fair colors, and lay your foundations with sapphires. 12 And I will make your windows of agates, and your gates of carbuncles, and all your borders of pleasant stones. 13 And all your children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of your children. 14 In righteousness shall you be established: you shall be far from oppression; for you shall not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near you. 15 Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whoever shall gather together against you shall fall for your sake. 16 Behold, I have created the smith that blows the coals in the fire, and that brings forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. 17 No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, said the LORD.  The first few verses unmistakably use the same type of illustrations as the New Jerusalem in Revelation.  Verse 14 clearly states that the way these children of the heavenly city will be established in the earth is because of righteousness. That the terror and the oppression their ancestors lived under and those peoples in the nations who do not know righteousness are subjugated to will not be their story, their testimony.  Verse 15 points out that these promises will come to pass in a world where evil exists because the wicked seek to conquer the people of faith. It simply shows that unlike the ancient world where the wicked reigned in perpetuity. In this one with the Lords help, the righteous will come out on top.

   

 It must be pointed out that these specific promises of freedom from oppression. terror and fear itself. Promises that say it will not come near to you have been fulfilled in the lives of many generations of believers in North America and some nations in Northern Europe. These promises were directly fulfilled because very significant minorities and sometimes even small majorities of believers of the population of a nation; plus significant minorities of non believers in those nations adopted the righteousness of Biblical principle to guide their private and national affairs.  All this came about when the Bible started to get into the hands of common men in their own languages starting right after the Roman empire fell in 1453 AD.  The history of this also shows the path forward. Preaching the Gospel with power, and the putting of the Scripture in the hands of whoever wants them are the foundation. Understanding that those who are pioneers in this effort where the Gospel is relatively new typically face cruel persecutions.  This history shows that national and international revivals are a necessity. It also shows that when the time is right based on the righteousness of the people through that Gospel that wars may be necessary. Certainly political ones but at times shooting wars. It is clear by looking at this history that limited and good government that administers justice by physical force is ordained by God and is to be established and maintained by righteous peoples; that this must be fought for and continuously watched over through faith in the promises of Gods Word. It also shows that the wicked will directly attack the righteousness of God, Gods saints  and the scripture in an effort to make the people immoral and therefore easily to manipulate. This in their quest to rule over the nations. Jesus's parables about the Kingdom of God that was prophesied to fill the world goes over this process in very enlightening detail. The article about them is a must read for whoever really wants to understand the nature of the Government of God and his plans for the earth.  Here is the Link: The Parables of the Government of God.

  The next chapter we'll look at is Isaiah 60.

      Isaiah 60 (AKJV) 1 Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen on you. 2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise on you, and his glory shall be seen on you. Two scriptures explain these verses perfectly. Matthew 5:14 You are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Revelation 21:11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like to a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;.....23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. None of these illustrations are by accident, as the reader will hopefully see as it unfolds. 

      3 And the Nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising. 4 Lift up your eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to you: your sons shall come from far, and your daughters shall be nursed at your side. 5 Then you shall see, and flow together, and your heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted to you, the wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you. There are a couple of items in these verses. First are the references to the children of this heavenly city, the bride of Christ.  Second, that these children are from all nations. That is what the illustration of the "sea" being converted to it is. the sea is an illustration of the nations. Rev. 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. While the Isaiah says the sea, the nations, will be converted to the New Jerusalem. Revelation says their will be no more sea. The meaning is very simple. That peoples and nations many a time opposed to one another based on their heritage will become one in Christ, hence no more sea. In this city all are brothers and sisters as the NT says over and over. This can also be seen in the ideal of America, because of its founding on Biblical principle. Where people of all nations become one people. That was it's design anyway. You can see the spirit of anti-Christ at work in it trying to thwart that from happening. For political advantage always purposely causing division among its people based on race and class. Another amazing thing is the prophecy of the enormity of this process. That the believers hearts will flow together. There is nothing like seeing Christians of all denominations working together because so many are being saved. Differences get put aside because the work is so great and so many are coming to Christ that there isn't time to fight among themselves.  Their hearts truly fear and are enlarged by what they see happening. Look at some numbers. Did you know that for the last decade or two over 100,000 people a day are coming to Christ? If the numbers were to keep extrapolating the way they have been in a few decades all the people in the world would have accepted Jesus in 50 years. Now obviously it is not going to play out that way and besides the work is so much greater than just introducing people to Jesus. That doesn't negate the radical phenomena of hundreds of millions of people coming to Christ though. Lets look at this in another way though. Lets say there are now 600 million real believers world wide. (There are over two billion that call themselves Christians now.)  If each of the 600 million truly won two people to Christ in a ten year period. Then those 600 million truly won two more and so on. In a mere generation or so the majority of people on the earth would be true believers. children of the heavenly city. Now think of the fruit that would bear in the nations if they embraced all their duties to raise their children and turn their nations toward Biblical principle.  That may be overly optimistic but it is definitely scripture based vision for the future. Then there is the wealth of the nations mentioned at the end of the verse. The middle class of these nations like the USA that were founded on Biblical principle have unimaginable wealth compared to the peoples of the nations who don't yet have the Gospel. In fact what the 1% super wealthy have is a pittance in comparison. Another reason why those animated by the spirit of anti Christ seek to impose laws and policies to strip the middle class of all that wealth. They want to get their hands on it. 

      6 The multitude of camels shall cover you, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall show forth the praises of the LORD. 7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together to you, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister to you: they shall come up with acceptance on my altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory. 8 Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows? 9 Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring your sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, to the name of the LORD your God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he has glorified you. Animals as well as trees are used often used as illustrations of the different nations and peoples in the  illustrative language of Bible prophecy. That is why you'll see scriptures like this one. Isaiah 11:6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatted calf together; and a little child shall lead them. 7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den. 9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. 10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. They make for nice Sunday school pictures of heaven but that is just not what they as prophecies are predicting. Rather they predict what we have been seeing to varying degree's. Representative republics who's morality is based in scripture are not fighting wars with one another. People's who have accepted Christ treating other races and nationalities who have as kin.

      10 And the sons of strangers shall build up your walls, and their kings shall minister to you: for in my wrath I smote you, but in my favor have I had mercy on you. We have the same scenario as in Isaiah 54 here. The sufferings of the people of faith at the hands of the wicked for millennia verses the time of favor, prophesied to come. When the righteousness of the saints bears fruit in the nations bringing circumstances where the promises of God made to the saints in time past can come to fruition. Plus very importantly. The descendants of the nations are prophesied to build the walls of this "city." verses ancient Israel or those who went out to preach the Gospel first. Instead the prophets of old and the apostles laid the foundation, are the foundation, for this heavenly city. Ephesians 2: 19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; 20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; Revelation 21:14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

      11 Therefore your gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring to you the wealth of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought. Corresponds to Revelation 21:24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honor into it. 25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. 26 And they shall bring the glory and honor of the nations into it

      12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve you shall perish; yes, those nations shall be utterly wasted. This is the verse keyed to the title of the article. Outside of the subject matter at hand and as opposed to the erroneous teachings that call the New Jerusalem a physical city from heaven in an imaginary age when there is no evil on the earth. The context of the scripture as a whole says there are nations who do not serve the New Jerusalem. Most in this day and age still do not and many that have are in danger turning away from their service. The main reason for this in an age where millions are coming to Christ is because Christians they have lost their vision of the future in favor of pop culture end times teachings. Teachings that claim evil will prevail in the earths future until a time they believe that Jesus will set up a visible\physical kingdom on earth.

      13 The glory of Lebanon shall come to you, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious. This predicts that the temple of the Lord will be built, beautified by the people of all nations as that is what trees illustrate. Ephesians 2: 19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; 20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; 21 In whom all the building fitly framed together grows into a holy temple in the Lord: 22 In whom ye also are built together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. It also explains why there is no temple in this heavenly city. Because God's people are his temple. Rev. 21:3...Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God....22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it

     14 The sons also of them that afflicted you shall come bending to you; and all they that despised you shall bow themselves down at the soles of your feet; and they shall call you; The city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel. The obvious here is this city has feet. Meaning, the New Jerusalem illustrates Gods saints and not a physical city. It is the mother of the saints in the sense that it is the faith of the saints of old gave birth to the children of faith of all nations. The other important part of these verses is the fact that it is the descendants of those who afflicted the saints that bow down to this heavenly city and not those who oppressed the saints. This can not only be seen as the obvious history of the world but also a scenario that repeats it self as the Gospel goes forth to new lands. The pioneers are viscously persecuted and murdered. The new saints live in fear of their lives as they spread the good Word. It is not until circumstances are changed, usually by a good portion of the population coming under the influence of the Gospel and the Word until one can see the descendants of the persecutors bowing themselves down before the heavenly city.

     15 Whereas you has been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through you, I will make you an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations. Once more, like Isaiah 54 a reference to the suffering of the saints living under the oppressions of the despotisms and idolatry of the ancient world verses the promise of what was to come.  How wonderful it is indeed to live in a nation were the opportunity exists to have the earthly promises of God fulfilled in your life. A nation that many millions built with their blood and treasure. A nation that Christ died for. How dis-honorable it is to see believers totally forsake their duties to maintain that nation because they have accepted false prophecy in the guise of end time prophecy teachings designed to  rob them of their vision thus allowing the wicked to rule those nation.

      16 You shall also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shall suck the breast of kings: and you shall know that I the LORD am your Savior and your Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob. 17 For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron: I will also make your officers peace, and your exactors righteousness.  This is a prophecy of the prosperity of the nations that "serve" the New Jerusalem. Not the prosperity of the ancient world or the world that has not been dramatically influenced by the Gospel.  Places where the rulers and their supporters became extremely wealthy by the exploiting the labor of the masses. This is the prosperity of nations who abide by the rule of law based on Biblical principle. Where property rights are protected as God given and therefore the creativity of the human spirit is able to blossom. Where the opportunity to create wealth exists for whoever is willing to overcome the obstacles laid in front of them. The lands where justice as defined in scripture prevails and human government is limited to it its practical capacity.

      18 Violence shall no more be heard in your land, wasting nor destruction within your borders; but you shall call your walls Salvation, and your gates Praise. Keep in mind that these as promises are conditional. As prophecies they have come to pass in some places and will come to pass in others that meet the conditions. Further that these are promises to believers in lands that serve the New Jerusalem and not in lands that do not serve it or war against it. They are promises and prophecies to believers in nations where Christians have overcome the wicked in influencing the culture plus politically. It should also be noted the great peril believers place themselves in when a  majority of them have accepted pop culture end times teachings that say this cannot be done; that Bible prophecy says the world will grow more and more evil as time goes on. This, as a false prophecy is basically self fulfilling as it hamstrings the hearts and minds of the very people needed most in bestowing the knowledge needed in a nation to fulfill these wonderful words.

     19 The sun shall be no more your light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light to you: but the LORD shall be to you an everlasting light, and your God your glory. 20 Your sun shall no more go down; neither shall your moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended.  Rev. 21-22 quotes these verses. 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. 25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. 22:5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God gives them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. Or, there are many other NT verses that in meaning correspond to this. John 8:12 Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life

     21 Your people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified. Rev. 21 says the same thing. 21:24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honor into it.  27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defiles, neither whatsoever works abomination, or makes a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life. Just as 1st Corinthians 5:21 points out Gods purpose. To turn people from sin to righteousness.  5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. Of course inheriting the land means the whole earth as articulated in many places in the scripture: Mathew 5:55 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

      22 A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time. In a time when Gods saints are walking in darkness concerning the times and the seasons of Bible prophecy; this particular verse carries extra importance.  The Lord will bring about all of these good things quickly in its time.  Not when Jesus came. Not when the Gospel was first preached to the nations or new to a nation today. Not even when kings and emperors claimed Christianity. But..in its time! That time is actually prophesied in the Bible over and over again. However, lets use one more passage about the New Jerusalem to verify exactly what things would be coming to pass "in its time."

Isaiah 65

    Isaiah 65:17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. 18 But be you glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. 19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying. 20 There shall be no more there an infant of days, nor an old man that has not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed. 21 And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. 22 They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and my elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. 23 They shall not labor in vain, nor bring forth (children) for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them. 24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. 25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, said the LORD.  (AKJV)

     Here in this passage we have wonderful promises and prophecies given that as Isaiah 60:22 says will quickly come to pass in its time. These "new" things are to be contrasted to the time period or age that they were written in as prophecy. For instance in the ancient world the average lifespan was approx. 40 years old. In the nations that have been transformed by the Gospel in the last 500 years the average lifespan is doubled and still on the increase. In the ancient world you had no rights other than what the current king or despot allowed you to have based solely on his interests. His interest was other peoples wealth and property which he took at will for himself and to reward his supporters.  In the lands that have adopted Biblical principle as the way in which they choose to govern their affairs human government is instituted to protect the private property of individuals. In the ancient world and in fact under all despotic rule children are forfeit to the state or despot to do as they please with them. Half the worlds population through the history of mankind were slaves. If the despot or his supporters wanted your little boys or girls for sexual slaves they simply took them and killed anyone who resisted. In nations that have been sufficiently influenced by the Word of God a couples children are under their charge and tutelage before God. All of these things so many in the western world now take for granted today were as a general rule simply non existent in the ancient world filled with sorrow and crying. So, you see these particular promises and prophecies were not promises just about personal salvation from hell through the sacrifice of the lamb of God. In fact it could be said that the common horrors the ancient world meted out were greatly exasperated for believers since just becoming a believer could get you a death sentence via torture at the hands of the gangsters who governed the world. No, these earthly promises of God written of throughout the scripture were for a time period to come.  That time period was prophesied to begin when the Roman Empire fell. Not only do the Bibles prophecies say this; they also prophesied when the Roman Empire would end just as it did in 1453 AD. You can see this in the article End Time Prophecy.

     There is one more important note about the timing these promises and prophecies would begin to come to pass as it relates to multiple prophecies about the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God has always existed in the earth and is spoken of as such throughout the scripture. It is on earth an essentially invisible Kingdom. It is seen, for instance, in the miracles that God worked through the hands of Jesus and his apostles. It was also seen by the fact that the Gospel once fully preached in a nation or empire destroyed the power that idolatry had over the people. However it was not seen in the overthrow of despotism until the Bible, illegally mind you, got into the hands of common men in their own languages. In other words. The missing factor that gave men in union with the almighty the power to throw off 6000 years of despotism came when the scripture, the truth, was in the hands of the people to read themselves and to teach others with. This began to occur right when the Roman Empire fell in 1453 AD. Commercial printing presses and brave men periling their lives to translate the scripture into their native languages for the first time in history got the Word into the hands of common men, in this instance northern Europeans. The extermination campaign that had worked for 1400 years by the powers that ruled failed to stop what was happening.  This was the beginning of the modern world  that so many take for granted, thinking it is somehow their wisdom, strength and goodness that created these freedoms and prosperity we now enjoy. Once one realizes these facts on the ground it becomes very easy to throw off the deceptions of the spirit of Anti-Christ at work in the hearts of men and their political aspirations.  Especially the international left that is now in control of the Democrat party in the United States. They seek to use the power of government to keep the scriptures out of the hands of children by banning them from public schools. In higher education they seek to denigrate the Bible and make it as some unclean thing in the eyes of the public. They persecute believers and seek to drive them from positions of trust or influence. With any means possible, be it via law, or judicial decree they seek to destroy the Biblical principle the nation was founded upon; that the people rely on for protection and a good law abiding culture. If one really comprehends the polices the international left seeks to subjugate the nations under it is simple to see that with or without the knowledge of the those who are pushing those policies, they will eventually lead to the despotisms of the ancient world or the nations who have not yet had the time with the Gospel to bring about transformation. This by the way is not a contest of law but a contest of power. Power and influence will be used to either bring the nation back towards Biblical principle or power and coercion will be used to drive it away. So even if many millions more come to Christ. To not fight, to have a doctrine that teaches it is written that the wicked will rule the world means that even a small minority of radical and motivated leftist will rule over the nation. Being a disciple means a bit more than just accepting Jesus Christ as your savior and cleaning up your personal life. Nations will stand or fall based on what believers do. Or as Charles Finney once said during America's second great awakening:

     "Brethren, our preaching will bear its legitimate fruits. If immorality prevails in the land, the fault is ours in a great degree. If there is a decay of conscience, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the public press lacks moral discrimination, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the church is degenerate and worldly, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the world loses its interest in religion, the pulpit is responsible for it. If Satan rules in our halls of legislation, the pulpit is responsible for it. If our politics become so corrupt that the very foundations of our government are ready to fall away, the pulpit is responsible for it. Let us not ignore this fact, my dear brethren; but let us lay it to heart, and be thoroughly awake to our responsibility in respect to the morals of this nation." 

 

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