The Abortion Wars.
The "Army Of God" and www.ChristianGallery.com
A Tactical Critíque Of Operations.
thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I
will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are
thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid
from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest
parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect;
and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned,
when as yet there was none of them.” (Psalm 139:13-16)
“And it came to
pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped
in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: And she spake
out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed
is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my
Lord should come to me? For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded
in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.” (Luke 1:41-44)
"Finally, my brethren,
be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour
of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For
we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against
powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual
wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of
God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all,
to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having
on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation
of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith
ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the
helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of
God. . . ." (Ephesians 6:17)
This article was crafted
in light of the recent violent controversy concerning the conduct in the
national forum of the more notorious leaders of the militant anti-abortion
movement. One of them has gained national, and even world-wide, attention
because of the website he hosts, which has since been pulled, twice, by different
servers. ChristianGallery.com has been covered in many national news forums
since the host of the site was sued in a court in Oregon by a group of doctors
whose names where published on the site in question, under a page heading
of the “Nuremburg Files.” The issue in question was whether or
not the host implied or otherwise threatened violence and death against these
abortionists and if this was allowable expression under the First Amendment
of the United States Constitution.
This article you are now reading is in part some observations concerning the host’s tactics and philosophies, and some spiritual perceptions of his intents and attitudes which are unavoidably filtered through the prism of nineteen years as a Christian and reading through the complete canon of Scripture numerous times. Is this gentleman and his more aggressive supporters (the “Army Of God”) in line with Biblical Law and God’s clearly lain out protocols for dealing with the lost of the world? Is this situation and are this individual’s positions really of God, or a skillfully lain out and executed spiritual covert, “sapper” operation by the enemy, by Satan and his minions, to discredit, undermine, and destroy the restorative work of the Lord in America, as well as the mainstream Right To Life/anti-abortion movement? Before any of this writer’s propositions and claims are accepted, they need to be compared against the revealed Word of God. “But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.” (I Corinthians 2:15) and “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” (I John 4:1)
Is this a First Amendment
Issue? Yes, to a point. The freedoms guaranteed to us as citizens of the
United States should be guarded jealously by all who, by the grace of God,
live under them. One commentator "noted what she termed the "bedrock
principle" of the First Amendment — that government officials cannot
punish expression simply because they disagree with or dislike the content
of the expression." I agree, but from a Constitutional –
a temporal – perspective. But in the Church of Jesus Christ, an
exclusively spiritual organism, we definitely need to police doctrines
and philosophies being broadcast by those members who claim to be representatives
of Him. The LORD said, "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall
enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father
which is in heaven." (Matthew 7:21) There are "ministers" who lavishly call
Him "Lord" who are in complete rebellion, by word or deed, against Him in
His revealed Will in the Word.
To be clear, I read through
pretty much every article and explored every page on the ChristianGallery.com
site before it was pulled. The unworkable, even unreasonable, political
philosophy. The vicious mocking and condemning vulgarity directed against
the true Church and any Christian not in complete agreement with the writer
and his world view. The pornographic postings of various sorts not even related
to the abortion issue. I am amazed that anybody who claims to be a born again
child of God has a problem seeing this situation for what it is, and then
not having the guts, the spiritual backbone, to stand up against the intimidation
and coercion rampant throughout the site, and in a much wider forum, to challenge
the teachings of this clandestine group as they are circulated, uncontested,
throughout the Christian world. The simple fact that the whole site was almost
devoid of the Gospel should immediately send up a red flag in the mind of
any discerning believer and call the writer and the organization’s
credibility into question.
TACTICS ~ RIGHT AND WRONG.
First, the main
controversy in question, did the host of the ChristianGallery.com site imply,
promote, or threaten bodily harm against these abortionists? A nationally
known Conservative writer said,
“Oh, I know, you've
heard that the Website in question "threatened" the lives of the abortionists.
No way. There were no threats -- real or implied. Instead, the protesters
employed a technique that has been widely used successfully by activists
of many stripes for years without so much as a hint of legal trouble in the
I disagree. Of course he
did. That conclusion is inescapable; undeniable. I didn’t “hear”
about it either. I read it all myself. The main thrust of his philosophy
and tone were threats of bodily violence, if not death, against these
conscienceless, lost souls who willfully violate the sacredness of a
mother’s womb with the cold steel of man’s science to brutally
end the life of the unborn. It wouldn’t take even a half-wit to figure
out what was implied after reading through the bulk of the hosts’ writings.
Those are his tactics; their whole philosophy. They would be clear to anybody
who accessed the site and made half an effort to objectively read through,
and with a Holy Spirit critical, Word of God trained, analytical mind, judge
them. “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether
they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”
(I John 4:1)
Is the Christian Church
just another worldly “activist group” employing
“techniques” widely used by the world to reach people? Of course
not! We are Ambassadors of Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of Heaven sent out
to preach the Gospel to a lost and dying world. We don’t employ slick,
savvy, “marketing tactics” in publishing the Powerful Word of God.
An effective spiritual fighter doesn’t rely on hype, sensationalism,
and hysteria to seek to accomplish God’s objectives. That’s absurd.
They somberly and professionally trust wholly in the Will and Power of God.
The Lord said, “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth:
it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please,
and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11)
Where do secular, worldly tactics come into play in that?
The LORD, the Commander
of all earthly deployed forces of the Army of Heaven, that is, the visible
Spirit filled Church in the world, has clearly laid out clear directives
and protocols for the effective execution of offensive spiritual warfare
against any and all of the enemy’s interests and holdings. Are these
types of violent, overt tactics promoted by the author of this site, of God;
employed by God? Of course not. That’s preposterous and clearly against
New Testament teaching.
Revenge for the legion
of deaths of the unborn? “Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but
rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I
will repay, saith the Lord.” (Romans 12:19) And “To me belongeth
vengeance and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the
day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them
make haste.” (Deuteronomy 32:35)
Are lost souls bullied
and threatened into the Kingdom of Heaven? No. “Or despisest thou the
riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that
the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?” (Romans 2:4)
Christians employing bombs
and bullets to accomplish purely moral/social ends? “Behold, I send
you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents,
and harmless as doves.” (Matthew 10:16)
How about promoting one
and two man clandestine insurgent “cells,” functioning independently
and under personal initiative, to execute covert guerrilla ops against abortion
service related hard and soft targets?
I defy anybody to
show me Biblical justification for that!
That is plain, basic terrorism
regardless of the “righteousness” of the cause, and in clear violation
of the most basic, Holy Spirit revealed tenets of effective spiritual warfare.
David, in his challenge to the Philistine Goliath, stated, ". . .Thou comest
to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to
thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom
thou hast defied. This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand;
and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the
carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air,
and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there
is a God in Israel. And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth
not with sword and spear (or threats or bombs or bullets): for
the battle is the LORD's, and he will give you into our hands." (I Samuel
17:45-47) Or how about the principle, "This is the word of the LORD unto
Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power (or threats or bombs or
bullets), but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts." (Zechariah
It is written, ". . .For
though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the
weapons of our warfare are not carnal, (threats, bombs, or bullets)
but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting
down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the
knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience
of Christ. . . ." (II Corinthians 10:3-5) A true, discerning Christian, an
effective spiritual fighter, comprehends, grasps, and accepts the Biblical
warfare axiom, a first principle, that our war is spiritual, and not
physical! It is by faith, and not by sight!
So what is the plague of
abortion a symptom of? The immorality and loose morals of the nations. It’s
a product of man’s sinful rebellion against God. What is the antidote
for man’s sinful, rebellious heart? Killing them? Threats, intimidation
and violence? Of course not. Jesus rebuked his disciples for this same type
of mindset and heart.
“And it came to pass,
when the time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his
face to go to Jerusalem, And sent messengers before his face: and they went,
and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. And
they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to
Jerusalem. And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord,
wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them,
even as Elias did? But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not
what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy
men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.” (Luke
You know not what manner
of spirit you are of. . . .
Jesus’ tactics, His
motives and intents, were clearly to save the lives of men and women, not
to destroy them. The abortionists and their “clients” are lost
souls, blinded by their own unregenerate hearts and minds, their eternal
destiny the eternal fires of Hell. And Jesus’ final command to the Church
before He was received into Heaven was, “. . .Go ye into all the world,
and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15) Because, “.
. . God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the
world through him might be saved.” (John 3:17)
So what “spirit”
are they of?
SPIRITUAL COVERT OPERATORS AND DOUBLE
previous scripture verse does not comport with the bloodthirsty, cynical
hate which riddles the bulk of the fringe militant anti-abortionist’s
writings. And, as one who read the bulk of this one site’s literary
offerings, I don’t use the word “hate” in the same manner
the liberals do, in a denigrating, pejorative way to furtively and
surreptitiously try to discredit those who stand for principle, truth, morality,
and personal accountability/responsibility. I’m talking about plain
simple hate. The real thing. The kind of hate that drives a man to pick up
a twelve gauge shotgun and fire it point blank into the face of another man.
The kind of hate that drives a man to craft a bomb in a particular way and
detonate it so it kills as many as possible, even unwitting bystanders. It
takes an extremely hard heart to do that. No different a condition than the
heart that would prematurely end the life of an unborn child. The Bible clearly
states, “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.”
Are these tactics sanctioned
by God? No. Not by a long shot. Jesus rebuked His disciples for craving these
types of tactics and actions, and He rebukes His followers today, through
His written, revealed Word for grasping at the same tactics. Because they
just don't work!
And Satan and his subordinates
know they don’t work. To the contrary, these tactics by purported
“Christians” strengthen and exacerbate the situation. That’s
why Satan skillfully and carefully promotes them, and that through the tried
and true offensive warfare tactic of inserting the covert, double agent behind
his enemy’s lines. All he has to do is find and groom a few willing,
frustrated souls with the right background and training to manipulate and
deceive as his covert operators and double agents. The proverbial “wolves
in sheep’s clothing,” tasked and deployed to destroy the ongoing
work of restoration
and salvation in American society. Hearers of the Word, and not doers. (James
1:23-25) Having a form of godliness, but denying the Power thereof. (II Timothy
3:5) From such, we are commanded to turn away.
The cause is so noble and
right being trumpeted by these purported “men of God,” and many
are wooed and coerced into following them because of their vulnerability
due to a lack of foundation and training in the Word of God and an unBiblical
guilt which is encouraged by the cunning, persuasive, intimidating text of
these writers. Yet we read, and have to discern, “. . . .For such are
false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles
of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel
of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed
as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their
works.” (II Corinthians 11:13-15) Is the anti-abortion leadership’s
frustration in the light of the macabre holocaust which is the modern abortion
industry’s record understandable? Yes. But is stooping to their, the
abortionists, bloody level; the slain abortionist’s blood on the
Churches’ hands, the Biblical way to proceed? Is it God’s Will
that we blunder into the deceitful snare of the enemy like dumb sheep?
"Be sober, be vigilant;
because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking
whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same
afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world." (I
NATIONAL SIN AND IMMORALITY.
the core problem here? Has the anti-abortion movement made any headway these
past ten years in the legislative arena on their current course? Have any
of these overt, aggressive tactics in the physical realm worked? No. Much
to the contrary. Rather, the losses have been substantial, from the relentless
defeats of the partial birth ban legislation in Congress to the Freedom of
Access to Clinic Entrances Act (FACE). Is this due to a repressive, ungodly
government and liberal court system? Yes, partly. But that is a government
elected by the majority of the people, a society that doesn’t have the
moral backbone and fiber to demand that a errant, adulterous President be
tossed out on his ear.
Then, the Federal law
enforcement community is demonized and attacked for aggressively responding
to these bombing and shooting incidents, as if they should be required to
differentiate between who is a "terrorist" and who is purportedly "not."
Hey, it's all the same thing!
The answer sure isn’t
within the governmental forum. Actually, it never has been. Because the lesson
not learned is you can’t legislate morality. The unregenerate heart
of man still remains. I’m certainly not advocating abandoning
the political arena, but we should be doing the one, and not leaving our
primary orders undone. Like they have been undone these past three
to four decades. Satan has gleefully gained much ground as the Church, through
the auspices of the “Conservative Movement,” still remains pre-occupied
trying to advance the Kingdom of God in Washington, while leaving the theater
of battle in the spiritual realm practically forsaken. And that is
where we are being over-run. How many of us can admit that the Church has
not shut down the abortion industry in America because a lot of these abortions
are being conducted on Christian women, our own mothers and daughters,
who have too easily fallen into sexual immorality? Right. I thought so.
As goes the Church, so
goes the nation.
A trusted advisor writes
concerning this subject:
“The only way to
stop it is, as you know, by the Power of the Word of God to the masses. That
way, they won't do the things that lead to abortion in the first place and
the problem will be solved at its source. Forming an antiabortion demonstration
around the stable AFTER the horse is gone is of little help. It's too late
then. Neither do the other horses learn from it. Ha! The paradigm around
where the problem occurs is usually in a quiet place in the embrace of another,
with hormones aflame and no demonstration is anywhere near the minds of those
involved at the time. However, good Christian teaching WILL be in their
It is clear there is only
one way to reverse the moral
that this nation has experienced these past decades. By returning to the
old ways of engaging the enemy in battle. By gearing up exclusively with
the issued weapons of our warfare and aggressively attacking the problem
at it’s source.
CHURCH IMPOTENCE? OR REBELLIOUS UNBELIEF?
Do you want to stop the abortion industry? Do you want to shut it down and rip the black heart right out of it? Do you want to effectively lay siege to the blood-stained granite walls of this seemingly unstoppable, unassailable stronghold? The host of the ChristianGallery.com site decried and ridiculed the “impotence” of the Church in America. This is true. It’s true because the Church has been operating outside of her true Power source for so many years and relying on her own futile “efforts.” The only effective antidote to ever combat the moral anarchy of this nation is unwavering faith in the Power of the Living God and the preaching of the Gospel. The written Word of God. As simple as that.
Cal Thomas, with co-author Ed Dobson, in their recent book titled "Blinded By Might" said this,
"We have tried to build a strong case for the church to lay down its impotent weapons of political activism in exchange for the greatest force we have to change the world: the gospel of Jesus Christ." (Page 191)
Both these men were subsequently blasted by many in the Conservative Christian world for taking such a stand. Although I don't agree, as previously stated, that we should completely abandon the political arena, their position on once again giving the Gospel of Jesus Christ preeminence once again in the Church in America is key to any hope of ever changing the social fabric of our current majority ruled form of government.
Are you one who
snorts and dismisses this as “naive” and “simplistic”?
“Unrealistic”? Do you blow this proposition off as foolishness?
The Army Of God does. One quote from their “manual” states this,
“This is a manual
for those who have come to understand that the battle against abortion is
a battle not against flesh and blood, but against the devil and all the evil
he can muster among flesh and blood to fight at his side. It is a
how--to manual of means to disrupt and ultimately destroy Satan's power to
kill our children, God's Children.” The manual then sets
down a number of standard guerrilla warfare tactics to choose from and employ
in a bid to disrupt the abortionist’s macabre little craft.
Oh, really. The
temporal/spiritual contradiction is obvious.
This is blatant heresy,
delusion, and utter folly! This is a classic example of a group of Christian
people completely abandoning the Truth and Power of the Word of God, His
directives, and succumbing to Satan’s deception of turning to their
own rebellious efforts to advance God’s Kingdom and purposes. I remember
reading the ChristianGallery.com posted account, crafted by the Rev. Paul
Hill from his Florida death row prison cell, an account portraying his shotgun
slaying of an abortionist and his bodyguard. I was appalled as he detailed
the turmoil in his soul as his God-given conscience battled with the murderous
demonic forces which prevailed and held sway over the very abortuary he was
standing by. But he, his conscience already overpowered, was driven onward,
and killed the two.
Don’t you see
this for what it is? What an antithesis of position and deed! What a
contradiction in calling and action! Oh, what a paradox in profession and
creed that a man of God, a minister, would succumb to his own bitter cynicism
and nihilism, his own spiritual blindness and obstructed view of the third
dimension to do this! What a duality in vision that he would submit to this
Satanically energized action and attack the outward, physical representations
of the work of an unseen, sinister foe, one who is only overcome by unseen
weapons -- challenged and destroyed in the Arena of the War of Ideas -- and
by acting in this manner, become guilty of the very offense he is seeking
Is this man a hero? Is
he to be commended and lauded? No! What a pitiful, defeated soul. Did he
accomplish anything? Some may say he saved a few more babies from being killed
that day. Yet, what a trivial, frivolous prize, in that this
incident strengthened Satan’s hand and position, hardened
the hearts of many against the legitimate Pro-Life movement, silenced a
potentially powerful voice for the Gospel, and paved the way for the continued
genocide of so many more unborn children. What Paul Hill most certainly has
done is to effectively begin a systematic and militant campaign by the leftist
liberals in this country to curtail constitutional liberties that Christians
of this nation, the true warriors, have exploited for many decades
to bring the Gospel to a dying world. What a grievous tragedy. What a tragic
When will we
The only way to
effectively combat the spiritual enemies of the Church is for the Church
to utilize exclusively the tools of our warfare as directed in the Bible
and fight exclusively within the protocols stated therein. The militaries
of the nations of the world have their doctrines which they fight by. The
LORD as Commander in Chief of the Army of Heaven has His. And we must
comply with these doctrines of the Bible, our war manual, lest we careen
into disobedience and sin -- and subsequently, failure and bitter defeat.
“For the preaching
of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are
saved it is the power of God.” (I Corinthians 1:18) “But unto
them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God,
and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men;
and the weakness of God is stronger than men.” (I Corinthians
1:24-25) “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the
power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first,
and also to the Greek.” (Romans 1:16)
And there lies the heart
of the problem for so many of the challenges that face the true, Spirit-filled
Church in this nation concerning, not only this relentless battle, but many
other issues. We have fallen away from true faith in the mighty Hand
of God these past thirty/forty years, and put our faith in the things of
the world, whether governmental institutions, political parties and activism,
church marketing strategies, religious denominations, or a "social gospel,"
in a deluded effort to resolve so many of the complex but exclusively spiritual
and moral issues at hand, instead of the powerful and effective spiritual
tools, the "weapons of our warfare" we have always had access to in the revealed
Word of God.
Jesus said, “All
power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” (Matthew 28:18).
He then said, “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents
and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall
by any means hurt you.” (Luke 10:19) And, “ According as his
divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and
godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory
and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises.
. . .” (II Peter 1:3-4 ) Jesus said the GATES OF HELL would never prevail
against His Church. Anybody who says we don’t have the Power and spiritual
resources to overcome in this society, and world, for good and the Gospel
is seriously lacking in true faith, and by that, calling God a liar.
“If thou faint in
the day of adversity, thy strength is small.” (Proverbs 25:10)
Until the Word of God is
lifted up, until Jesus Christ, the Revealed Word of God, the Power that spoke
the universe into existence, is given exclusive dominance and supremacy once
again within not only the individual Christian’s life, but the forum
of the born-again Church in America as well, the spiritual stalemate in this
nation will persist, the veiled darkness which has settled over her will
continue to prevail, and her future effectiveness in the world will hobble
along, so attenuated and weak. We have fallen away from the true weapons
of our warfare, those things issued to us in the Bible (Ephesians 6:10-20)
and have trusted in our own wisdom, pride, and understanding. We have become
blind, and have turned to the U.S. government, our own efforts, to somehow
deal with society's problems.
Including the abortion
God Rules. God is Sovereign
in the affairs of men. God has said, “Behold, I am the LORD, the God
of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?” (Jeremiah 32:27)
And "I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour." (Isaiah
43:11) Yet we still refuse, after the visible decline of this nation, to
believe that He can intervene, that He wants to intervene, on this nation’s
behalf. And because of our lack of faith in His Word and His Mighty Hand
and refusal to repent of our hard-hearted, cynical unbelief, these wars have
come upon us.
YOU SHALL HAVE WARS.
In II Chronicles
16, Asa, king of Judah, was rebuked by the LORD through the prophet Hanani
for his tactical blunder of trusting in the arm of man, and his own
understanding, by relying on an alliance with the king of Syria.
“For the eyes of the
LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in
the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done
foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.” (II Chronicles
And it is so, as we see
the abortion wars raging today, with it’s thirty-two million plus and
climbing casualty count. A war which unfortunately rages because the Church
is guilty of trusting in her own wisdom, perceptions, and understanding;
clinging to destructive, fraudulent, and self-designated leaders; not
understanding the Power and Sovereignty of God; walking by sight, and not
The turmoil in America
today has been characterized by the secular broadcast and print media as
the “culture wars.” The “war of ideas.” How do the demonic
forces of Hell carry out their strategies and schemes to oppose the Church
and undermine and discredit the Holy Spirit’s work in society? Through
the ideas and actions of men through the whole realm of society. By influencing,
manipulating, and beguiling the wide open and rebellious minds of the
unbelievers, and the weak, undisciplined minds of those Christians not founded
solid and unmoving on the directives of the Word of God. This started way
back at the beginning with Eve being deceived by Satan in the Garden of Eden
(Genesis 3) by beguiling her to question the Will of God, saying, “Yea,
hath God said. . . ? Jesus engaged in this same warfare with Satan during
His temptation in the desert. (Matthew 4) Satan sought to lead Him in rebellion
against the Will of His Heavenly Father, and Jesus, utilizing the Sword of
the Spirit, engaged the enemy in unwavering resistance by holding to the
Word of God, saying, “It is written. . . .” This is a conflict
that still rages today.
Liberalism and socialism?
Doctrines of devils. (I Timothy 4:1) Humanism and the teaching of the
Evolutionary beginnings of man? Doctrines of devils. Relative truth and
subjective morality? Doctrines of devils. Abortion on demand and as a viable
birth control/population control technique? Doctrines of devils. And there
is only one way to effectively combat them. By fighting back in all
quarters with the Word of God and the unfathomable spiritual resources we
have access to as promised in the Word of God. The enemy's ideas are fluff
and folly in the presence of the superior Truths of the Bible.
Yet we see that a national
revival took place after the death of Asa, during Jehoshaphat’s reign,
so know all is not lost.
BIBLICAL DIRECTIVES IN EFFECTIVE
EXECUTION OF SPIRITUAL WARFARE.
“. . . By
the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on
the right hand and on the left. . . .” (II Corinthians 6:7)
A few Spirit filled Christians
within the national Christian forum have recently said this is where we are
at socially because we have failed to pray regularly for our leaders (I Timothy
2:1-4) to protect them from the dark cloud of black evil which prevails in
the nation’s Capital; even through the nation. This is true. The current
crisis in our national leadership is evidence of that. Yet, the LORD patiently
waits and pleads with His Church till she finally be exhausted from fighting
in her own futile, temporal efforts, and finally abandoning all others, falls
spent and pleading at the foot of that Blood stained Cross in genuine and
faithful intercessory prayer for God to intervene on this nation’s behalf.
And that unencumbered by our lack of belief and trust. The Bible
says, "Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any
root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled.
. . ." (Hebrews 12:15) He waits, until we, every believer, every congregation,
finally bows to His incomprehensible Power and Sovereignty, and truly repents
of our unbelief, faithlessness, spoiled apathy, bitter cynicism, and rebellious
And until then, and only
then, will the Holy Spirit break forth and heal our scarred hearts and fill
us with the knowledge and understanding (Colossians 2:2) of the mystery of
the Power of God. True faith, believing prayer, genuine repentance, submission
to Biblical law and directives. And if, ultimately, this nation has to be
brought under the
accomplish that, then it will be so.
But if the Church, in these
perilous times, does come to that completely broken and submissive point,
“According to their
deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompence to
his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompence. So shall they fear
the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the
sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall
lift up a standard against him.” (Isaiah 59:18-19)
Are the abortion rights
people too hard-hearted and vicious? So was Saul of Tarsus as he rode horseback
proudly down the rode to Damascus, with authorization from the governing
authorities to arrest and incarcerate any Christian he found. It says he
was “breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples
of the Lord.” (Acts 9) Yet we see the LORD (with no help from any man)
met him in the way and knocked him off his horse and flat on his back. Paul,
trembling, quickly asked, “Who art thou, Lord” and “Lord,
what wilt thou have me to do?” Are the abortion rights people any different?
No one can escape from the unleashed Power of God, the Holy Spirit.
And should that time come,
the true, Spirit-filled Church, the true “remnant,” a term the
Army Of God erroneously calls themselves, shall rise up once again from the
foot of the Cross, washed in the Blood of Jesus, empowered by the Holy Spirit,
and with eyes open to the real adversaries, the forces of Hell which seek
to destroy this nation, lay ferocious, audacious, unsurrendering siege to
these dark strongholds which plague this nation with nothing but the issued
weapons of our warfare, once again. They will finally understand that the
Word of God and It’s impact is not ever bound! (II Timothy 2:9).
That the Lord’s victory is not key on the cooperation of the U.S.
government, the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Supreme Court, our access to
the Internet, or any other such thing, but is only limited by our own finite
perceptions and irrational fears.
In conclusion, concerning
ChristianGallery.com, an advisor writes again concerning the host of this
websites supporters’ commentary on the legal problems, the First Amendment
issues, and the final pulling of the site,
of the situation is far afield of the truth. It is not Christianity that
is being persecuted nor the First Amendment being attacked, but it is his
personal vendetta and the way he goes about carrying it out that is the target
of the powers that be. In my opinion, he needs to be shut down and stay shut
down. . . .”
The myriad commentaries
have been written in opposition to government legalized, on demand abortion,
from the most eloquent of elder Christian Statesman, to the lowliest and
obscure grunt in the field. The rallies have been held and the organized
rescues engaged in. We obviously now have an systematized, Christian philosophy
based, guerrilla outfit operating in our midst, and that clearly far afield
of the Law of God. The “Army Of God” and ChristianGallery.com and
their philosophy is the resulting sin of a cynical, unbelieving Church, ripe
for recruits to Satan’s cunning, deceitful promise of “results”
outside of patient, faithful obedience to the clear directives and protocols
of the Lord.
It is clear the Church
needs to vigorously re-evaluate her tactics and motives in the Light of
God’s Love to clearly assess what is being done wrong, repent of her
faithlessness and cynicism, and then stand and oppose these double agents
within the camp, exposing them for what they are, and moving forward to true
conquest in these matters. This nation needs spiritual revival, audacious,
ferocious spiritual warfare throughout the second and third dimensions.
Not guerilla war on the streets. The repercussions of refusing to submit
will continue to be most severe, and that at the expense of the
“. . . He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.” (Matthew 19:12)
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