Many people have realized that their political citizenship has bound them into an obligated contractual state with rulers who do not care about them nor love them and they now want to find a way out so that they can be free souls under God.
This same problem is seen in 1 Kings 12:
They try many things without fully understanding the nature of their bondage.
That approach will and has often gotten people into trouble.
And more trouble is coming.
Seeking the kingdom is a good idea but that is not the only instruction we have received.
Matthew 6:33, Matthew 13:45, Luke 12:31
And most people do not understand what the kingdom looks like or how it operated and can operate today.
A few lone individuals and even lone families have struck out on their own, often at great cost.
Families have been broken and lone individuals often fall into a dependence on others who are still in the system for the very basics of life and even become a burden to others.
They can come with all kinds of excuses as to why they can just leave but few of those excuses have validity.
The kingdom of God and doing righteousness does not look like a scattered flock of malcontents who jumped ship and struck out on their own in a self righteous attempt to find their personal freedom.
Christ came to set men free and received the power of the Holy Spirit because like Moses and Abraham he cared about others enough to make a personal sacrifice of himself that others might be free.
Those who are not making sacrifices of their time and energy for others are not really coming in the name of Christ. This is a big difference between what we see from people who ran out ahead of the ways of the LORD to free themselves by supposedly rescinding all contracts as if they had the power to do so with the wave of their hand or a pen.
It might be great if it was that simple but it is not.
The fact is your fathers sold you into bondage. You have taken benefits from public education to ????
You probably signed up with 1040′s and W4 and sacrificed upon their altars.
They have incurred debt during this period. They incur debt every day their members breath in… why do you think they cannot get rid of debt?
Is not debt bondage?
“For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.” 2 Peter 2:20
Are you not entangled again in the bondage of the world?
“Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:” Galatians 4:3
You are trapped and snared:
“The snare is laid for him in the ground, and a trap for him in the way.” Job 18:10
“Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.” Psalms 69:22
“And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them:” Romans 11:9
You have been made a human resource and merchandise:
“And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.” 2 Peter 2:3
Now you want to leave.
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33
“But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Luke 12:31
The honorable thing to do is pay this debt off before you go.
Have you done that?
Have you even addressed this issue or examined righteous options?
But let us just accept for a moment that you have…
Now where do you go?
Have your pastors shown you the way or delivered you into bondage with half a gospel.?
“Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” Galatians 5:1
Where is this Kingdom of Heaven?
Is it a place?
Is it a status, a citizenship of a government?
Where are your people?
Who will bear witness for you that you are one of its citizens?
Where are the men and women… families of God who are with you in the kingdom?
Where are your people that form this kingdom of heaven?
Have you lost them or are you lost?
The kingdom of God is a more efficient and righteous government.
The people are not liars and do not break agreements they have made nor their fathers have made.
They are friends with the unrighteous mammon so that they will be worthy of more righteous habitations.
They do not abandon ship leaving families or women and children behind.
Certainly not their own families.
They count the cost.
They pay the fiddler and the seek the kingdom and strive for the righteousness of God.
They are men and women of honor and love for one another.
Yes you will need faith and courage but also love of and in Christ to obtain the revelation of the Holy Spirit to guide you in the way.
What the kingdom was and the way it worked and how it freed the people and protected them in hard times and persecutions is what these books and essays are about. It is what the network is about.
If people will do the work and walk the path seeking righteousness in service to one another we will share more of the secrets of the kingdom with them.
If they do nothing we can see then we will show them little of what we know.
It is simply not given to all to know the mysteries of the Kingdom.
“And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.” Luke 8:10
On This Day in history:
Monday January 16, 2012
1547 Ivan the Terrible was crowned Czar of Russia.
1786 The legislature of Virginia adopted a religious freedom statute, drafted by Thomas Jefferson and introduced by James Madison. It was the model for the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America.
Call no man on earth Father
What was Christ trying to tell us about fathers on the earth?
Why did Jesus tell us not to call any man on earth Father?
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What is the free exercise of religion?
What is religion?
Is social security a religious program?
Does its benefits snare you?
If you are going to be free do you need to practice pure religion?
What is it and who does it?
The Opiate of Religion
Religion, NN Video Series:9-10 4:27
To Heal Our Land
The Hateful Connection, The Unrighteous Corban, The Indictment
The Corban of the Pharisees
It made the word of God to none effect.
Is our Corban making the word of God to none effect today?
The Nicolaitan who God hates?
Because they covet their neighbor’s goods
Baptism, the Ritual and the Jurisdiction
Are Christians repenting and getting baptized or are they just all wet?