Things To Come, #14
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (I Timothy 6:10)
Those who covet money have taught the believers that God is to be reverenced and not feared; that God loves them too much to allow them to suffer; that Christians are not required to keep the commandments of God; that God is a God of love and not of wrath.
More serious deception has followed: God desires that His people be rich in worldly goods; we can manipulate the supernatural realm by faith, by picturing what we want and believing it into existence.
The next move of the spirit of religious delusion may be as follows: "Christians can set up the Kingdom of God now; we can gain political control, amass the material wealth of the world; fill the earth with a righteous behavior proceeding from our adamic personality apart from our death and resurrection in Christ."
As part of the mass of deception we have the doctrine that the Gentile Church is true Israel; God no longer has any use for His chosen people; Christians have no interest in the nation of Israel. This error is termed Replacement Theology—the Christian Church has replaced Israel in the plan of God.
In actual fact, the only members of the true Israel of God are the people who are abiding in the Lord Jesus Christ. But the Christian salvation began with the physical Jews and will conclude with an unprecedented physical and spiritual deliverance of the physical land and people of Israel. The Kingdom can come to earth only in the physical land of Israel, and God will save His chosen people, the Jews, through Christ.
For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day. (Zechariah 3:9)
One may notice a common denominator of these deceptions: they invite the believer to serve God as a doctrinally correct human being. They do not stress the heart of the Gospel, which is that we are to be crucified with Jesus so He may live in us.
Antichrist seeks to use the power of the Lamb to lift the curse of God from the earth.
Christ is waiting at the right hand of the Father until the Father decides that the time has come for the nations to be released.
Those who are of the False Prophet are filled with plans to use the gifts of God to benefit mankind; to "get people saved"; to build churches; to deliver people from whatever hinders them from doing and being what they desire.
Those who truly are of Christ have no plans. They wait patiently each day on their risen Lord—waiting for Him as He waits for the Father. The patient waiting for Jesus crucifies our adamic nature. The majority of the Christians are building their own kingdom while the godly remnant are waiting patiently for Jesus.
This is the difference between those who walk in the soul and those who walk in the Spirit of God.
To be continued.