Many who have been spiritually “sleeping” will be caught off guard – swept away by an overwhelming surprise.
In fact what you are about to read in the next few Religious Liberty News Blogs will probably astound you, possibly even make you angry. But I assure you, if you are looking for clear and honest information about the future of America and even the world around us, you have come to the right spot. My focus here is primarily on religious freedom issues, but many other Biblical treasures will be interwoven into the content in order for you to grasp the big picture. “Seeing what is unseen.” The Great Controversy theme between Christ and Satan, the war over God’s Law of love, the spiritual warfare going on in an unseen dimension, are all central to your freedom. Most in the Christian world are not even aware, or simply don’t care of this fact. This represents terrible negligence.
Paul, in the New Testament exposes this spiritual war zone around us:
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against 1spiritual wickedness in 2high places. Ephesians 6:12.
Many will exclaim, “Who cares! let them fight it out. I have nothing to do with them.” “I’m saved” Aah, but that’s just how these “rulers of darkness” want you to to believe. These once, unfallen beings would have us think that they have no bearing on us or the events of this earth. They don’t want any evidence connected to them, nor to those human beings who actively have taken up their evil banner in this spiritual warfare. The Bible prophecy refers to these fallen angels as “stars,” and their leader as the great red dragon. They have been masquerading around the earth for 6,000 years working through their human agents, nation building and nation destroying. These unseen beings have been struggling for supremacy, warring with the faithful of every age since the beginning of sin. Many have apostatized from the faith, but a few remain to hold the banner of God high. Read this amazing prophetic symbolism:
And there appeared another wonder in heaven: and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth. Revelation 12:3, 4.
These “agencies” I’ve referred to are revealed in the Word of God by prophetic symbols. Heads, horns and crowns attached to the dragon, symbolize a close working relationship with the dragon (Satan) and his evil angels. While God has had His faithful representatives on this earth, Satan has had his faithful ones posed as sheep, but were actually wolves in disguised sheep skins – professed “Christians” who were leading many astray. Today, as with days past, there are those who have called themselves Christian, even speaking of unity and love, but who are teaching “doctrines of devils.”
Encouragingly, their are genuine Christians like you, who have heard His call to learn more from His Holy Word, to see the things that are eternal and come out of prophetic Babylon.
We will deal with this deception on a later time in greater detail. It has much more to do with religious freedom than you think!
Back To Lucifer, the Great Apostate
Proud, self-serving Lucifer chose to raise himself above3 God, and then deceive a third of Heaven’s angels to rebel against the perfect union of the three-in-one Godhead (God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit)and His holy law and government. It came down to Lucifer eventually waging war in heaven! God could have vaporized him on the spot, but what would that have proved to the unfallen angels and other worlds? Would God act as a tyrant? was God’s Law as unjust and cruel as Lucifer charged? You can read about this terrible scene of strife in the book of Revelation:
“And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angles, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.” Revelation 12:7-9.
Dear reader, first, did you catch which planet that “old serpent” was permitted to inhabit? That’s right. Earth – the place where you and I live. At first thought, it would seem unfair to allow the Devil to make his worldly empire here, but our all knowing God sees the beginning to the end. We can put our full confidence in Him, resting in the palm of His nail scared hands. “NOW IS COME SALVATION, AND STRENGTH, AND THE KINGDOM OF OUR GOD!”
Lucifer, the accuser(now Satan), knows his time is short, and hates everything related to God, including you and I. God desires His sons and daughters to represent His character and prove to all the universe that God is love, that God is fair in his dealings with the fallen angels and those who have rejected Him. And also, that God’s law of love can be kept with the Holy Spirit’s power working through us. We can be free from sin and transgression with His power. The Bible predicts this will happen. We need now this long overdue, spiritual transformation in order to keep His law.4
The Bible says we were created in His image5. What a statement! “In the creation of mankind as the image of God we find the theological foundation and thereby the basic and distinct rationale for the recognition and preservation of the rights of religious liberty and freedom of conscience.”6 What we are dealing with here is the beginning word about God and humankind between whom there is intended a very close relationship. We were created with a wonderful power to chose a higher calling toward the righteousness of God, or chose our own path, like the fallen angels, and our own form of self righteousness. What a choice! That my friends is true religious liberty. What a risk God has taken. What love His Son has revealed to us by dying on the Cross of Calvary for our sin of unbelief and rebellion. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life.” Romans 6:23
Not only for our sins did He die, but that we might be restored to that Edenic life in the earth made new someday. To be truly free at last.7
The Law of Liberty
Not only this but Jesus came to prove that His Father’s Law still stands! Immovable. Unchangeable8, and permanent. Jesus, God’s Son, chose to die in order that the integrity of the Law might be fulfilled not only through Him but in you and I. “I delight to do thy will O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.” Psalm 40:8.
Time to Get Back to the Source
By prayer and Bible study and action, you will begin to see your faith build. You will be reminded of Moses, who, “By faith…forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.” As you desire the truth, the Holy Spirit will touch your heart strings with the promise below:
Religious Liberty Wisdom
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” Jesus Christ, John 8:32, KJV
1 wicked spirits ( transl. – fallen angels)
2 heavenly places (transl. – restricted to the heavens over the earth)
3 Isaiah 14:12-15
4 Revelation 14:12
5 Genesis 1:26, 27
6 V. Norskov Olsen, Christian Faith and Religious Freedom, p.12, Teach Services, Inc., Brushton, N.Y.,1996
7 John 8:36
8 Matthew 5:18