“Idol’-i-cide: The Killing of Idols” Chapter Three

IdolicideBookCover2Chapter 3: Abolish Abominations

Ezekiel 16:2 states, “Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations.” The words for “abominable things” in the Hebrew language, is “TOEVAH,” which has the general meaning of being morally disgusting, and yet has many applications throughout Scripture. It is interesting that the use of the word is dispersed with some behaviors and practices that we find detestable today (idol worship, murder, human sacrifice, witchcraft), and others completely acceptable (homosexuality, sexual perversion, unfair business practices, lying, cheating, and disobedience). Whether we engage in such practices or simply tolerate them in our environment is not the defining line. The line is drawn in God’s commands to stay away from disgusting, detestable, and abominable behaviors and practices.

Can we accept the command to avoid an abomination like murder and yet tolerate or enjoy the sexual perversion in our entertainment culture? But, one may protest, “We are not under the ceremonial law anymore.” Yes, this is true, but we still ask the question, “Is it possible to accept some of the abominations and reject the others? Understand that God’s moral law never changes, and we are under the law of Christ. God’s commandments are still valid and necessary for all of us today. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

The Questions

In the book of Acts, the vision that the Apostle Peter saw commanding him to eat the unclean animals was symbolic of Gentile salvation. Do we believe the Jewish Peter ate of unclean animals after he saw the vision or did he stick to his Jewish roots and avoid unclean flesh? (Acts 10:9-47) Did God become “un-disgusted” with unclean flesh after the dispensation of grace was brought in through Christ Jesus?

Can we reject the idea of making of an idol to worship because it is an abomination to God, while allowing the roots of paganism found in Halloween, Easter, or Christmas celebrations to enter into our sanctuaries as harmless festivities or objects of a cultural holiday?

Will we find the thought of bloody human sacrifice to an unknown god repulsive while at the same time tolerating “Christian” homosexual and lesbian ministers in the church? Will we today tolerate and accept homosexuality as an alternative lifestyle while being disgusted at the thought of a male temple prostitute in ancient times?

Shall we cast away those who practice witchcraft and sorcery, and accept the casual reading of the daily horoscope, or become self-medicated on prescription drugs? Is the thought of burning a child alive on a pagan god’s altar disgusting while at the same time accepting cheating in business, or treating others poorly as an acceptable way to climb the corporate ladder, or perhaps the organizational church ladder?

May we insist on the death penalty for the murderer and child rapist, and at the same time perjure ourselves to family and friends? Do we have permission to be arrogant, prideful, contentious, or deceitful? Is it situational, and can we justify our sin because of the situation and circumstance?

I believe we, as Christians, are closer to committing abominations and detestable things than we realize. Mostly out of ignorance of God’s word and commands. We are led astray by false doctrines. It is time to reevaluate our lives according to the commands of God. No yoke, no bondage, just understanding of the truth in God’s word. We cannot, we must not, accept some things and reject other things according to our likes and dislikes. That kind of thinking is an abomination, and we must kill the idols and abominable practices if we desire to live eternally with God. “And first I will recompense their iniquity and their sin double; because they have defiled my land, they have filled mine inheritance with the carcasses of their detestable and abominable things.” (Jeremiah 16:18)

Create, Imagine, and Submit

In Ezekiel chapter eight, we read about the prophet Ezekiel warning the nation of Israel of impending destruction based on their worship of idols and false gods. The worship or trust in these demon-based gods is the result of their disobedience to the commands of the God of Israel. The “abominations” which the nation committed literally drive their true God away from His own sanctuary.

Passages in chapter eight depict three distinct methods in which people worship idols or place their trust in things other than God. There is no difference between the ancient nation of Israel’s idol worship and our modern day lifestyle of distrusting God in our lives. The three ways of idolatry still exist.

Images that we create

Images that we imagine

Images that we submit under

The fact that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever tells us that He fervently hates with a strong passion all idol worship. God hates anything that takes away our trust and confidence in Him and replaces it with a false security, pride, arrogance, strength, or belief. God will still remove Himself from your sanctuary (life) if you choose to continue to distrust Him.

“He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, see thou what they do, even the great abominations that the house of Israel commits here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary? But turn thee yet again, and thou shall see greater abominations.” (Ezekiel 8:6)

Ezekiel saw abominations, and the first of these was related to images that were humanly created for worship. The ancients often drew or pecked images of animals, people, or other things on their walls, tombs, and temples. These images were not mere decorations, but invoked the spirit and assistance of the thing depicted. Many ancient cultures practiced this invoking of the spirits. Ezekiel peeked into a visionary hole within the temple wall, and saw the leaders of Israel worshiping or submitting themselves to the powers of demons, asking for assistance.

“So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, portrayed upon the wall round about. And there stood before them seventy men of the ancients of the house of Israel, and in the midst of them stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan, with every man his censer in his hand; and a thick cloud of incense went up. Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? For they say, the Lord sees us not; the Lord hath forsaken the earth.” (Ezekiel 8:10-12)

The spiritual leaders secretly were placing their confidence and trust in false gods while in darkness. While on the surface they seemed legitimate and religious – they practiced demon worship in secret. The text states that they had censors and a thick cloud of incense was being offered to the drawings on the walls. Again, these were not mere drawings or paintings on a wall, but a thing created by human hands to invoke worship. The thing created represented the power of the animal or demon god. The worship always involved submission to a greater power.

The ancient Hebrews lived in an agricultural society and depended on the earth, rain and sunshine to grow food and sustenance. They also were concerned with insects, fires, floods, and other circumstances that could destroy their food. God promised them that He would take care of them if they would live in obedience to His commands. However, when they began to assimilate pagan practices from other nations and began to believe God had forsaken their land, they turned to trusting idols and false gods to meet their needs.

The Application

The question we must ask is how does this apply today? In what ways do you create an image representing your power, strength, assistance, sustenance, or survival? Does your car, job, or education represent your power and strength? Does your position on the church board or staff represent your spiritual survival? What can you not live without? What have you created as an image to place your trust in? If you trust anything other than God in your life, then you are an idolater. If you worship or submit to anything other than God, you have opened the door for demonic influence in your life.

The second manner of idol worship is creating an image of trust in our mind. “Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the Lord’s house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz.” (Verse 14)

The false god, Tammuz, was an Assyrian fertility god. He was connected to the death of crops in winter and the resurrection to life in spring. The women of Israel cried over his death and mourned the death of their crops. They placed their trust, hope, confidence, and faith in the spring resurrection of this demon god to bring food and sustenance to the community. Instead of trusting the true God of Israel, they resorted to worshiping an imaginary god. They imagined an image of worship and trust.

What do you imagine will pull you through hard times, your dead mother or father? Do you place your trust in an imaginary stock market that will return to life after it had been dead for so long? How about trusting in your denomination, religious traditions, or child hood beliefs about God to get you through life’s dark winter? Do you imagine a great career after college that will make you self-confident and financially independent? Are you looking for that perfect man or woman to fulfill all your dreams? The point is that we cannot place trust in things we create in our minds over trust in God for our sustenance.

The third manner in which we can turn to idol worship is to submit and bow down to things that are real. “And he brought me into the inner court of the Lord’s house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the Lord, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the Lord, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.” (Verse 16)

In this passage there are men in the temple of God with their backs toward the Lord and their faces toward the east sun. They are worshipping the sun. The Hebrew word used for worship means to bow down or prostrate oneself. It always connotes paying homage or submitting to a higher authority or being. Once again, when winter destroys all food sources, the spring sun is very important. However, these men were bowing down to the sun and invoking its power to save them. Rather than trust God, these idolaters trusted in the sun, or the spirit of the sun, as a god.

The sun is a real thing, not a humanly created thing or a thing imagined. What real things do you worship? What pastor, preacher, teacher, or spiritual leader are you trusting in rather than trusting in God? How about that “Christian” tattoo of a Scripture you put on your arm? What real church body or building do you submit under rather than submitting to the will of God? Are you trusting in your parent’s or spouse’s prayers to get you into Heaven? How about your ministry? Do you bow down to that ministry in submission believing that it will make you a better person in the sight of God?

Idol worship in any form or manner is a very serious thing with God. He is fervently jealous and will punish those who distrust Him. And not just for His sake, but for the good of society as well. Violence always follows idolatry. God destroyed the world by a flood because of the great violence on the earth. Violence is a natural outcome of demon worship because demon worship removes a person from obeying God’s commandments and taking on His character.

Seriously consider the three manners of distrusting God through things created, imagined, or real. Pray and ask God to reveal these things in your life, repent, and submit totally to the only God who can save and sustain you in this life and in the one to come. It is no trivial matter.

“Then he said unto me, have thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations, which they commit here? For they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose. Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them.” (Verses 17, 18)

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“Idol’-i-cide: The Killing of Idols” Chapter Two

IdolicideBookCover2Chapter 2: Desire A Disciple’s Heart

The Scriptures tell us that we should love the LORD our God with all our heart, and with all our soul, and with all our strength, and with all of our mind, and to love our neighbor as our self (Luke 10:27, Deut. 6:5, Lev 19:18). So then, what did the Lord mean in Luke 14:25-33, which reads,

“And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them, if any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, sits not down first, and counts the cost, whether he has sufficient to finish it? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. Or what king, going to make war against another king, sits not down first, and consults whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an ambassador, and desires conditions of peace. So likewise, whosoever he is of you that forsakes not all that he has, he cannot be my disciple.”

These passages in Scripture appear to be contradicting each other. Why would the Lord say we are to love our neighbor as our self in some passages, and then say that we cannot be His disciples unless we hate our parents, our spouse, our family and even our own life?

Notice that all the things Christ is addressing are gifts that He has given to us. He is showing us the correct perspective of a disciple’s heart. We are not to love the gifts more than we love Him. He must be our first love. If we love the gifts more than the Giver of Gifts, then we are worshipping idols, which is a transgression against the commandments found in Exodus 20:1-7, which read,

“And God spoke all these words, saying, I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shall have no other gods before me. Thou shall not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shall not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and showing mercy to thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. Thou shall not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain. ”

Notice the generational curse that results in worshipping idols. In the New Testament, the Apostle John wrote in 1John 5:21, “Little children, guard yourselves from idols.” Apostle Paul wrote in 1Corinthians 10:7, “Do not be idolaters,” and in verse 14 he commands the church to “flee from idolatry.” The subject of idol worship is serious. As Christ’s disciples, we must heed these commands and warnings. The Scriptures warn us in Hebrews 10:31 that it is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God. There is only one true God and He is YHWY.

Father, we thank you for your word. It is our light, a lamp to our feet. Please reveal to us any idols that we may have erected and hidden in our heart. We tear down those idols in the name and authority of your son, our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ. We repent and ask for your forgiveness. There is no other god, but you. You are the only true God. Thank you that you are faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Praise your name. Amen.

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“Idol’-i-cide: The Killing of Idols” Chapter One

IdolicideBookCover2Chapter 1: Killing Idols

What is idolicide? It is a word we invented to refer to the killing of idols. Idolicide is a noun, but we use it with the intent of an action verb. We want the reader to take action against the idols, which prevent a true worship of the All Mighty God in spirit and in truth, and we want the reader to destroy those idols from their lives. God has commanded, “You shall have no other gods before me.” It is that simple. The command and the requirement never changed, and we all must actively seek out those idolatrous things in our lives that would prevent us from having eternal life and salvation with our Father God.

Pagan gods and goddesses are easily recognized, but what about the subtle idols of attitude, behavior, or belief systems? Anything that stands in the way between you and the All Mighty God is an idol. Together we will explore and expose the hidden idols of tradition, religion, doubt, impatience, false worship, self-pity, and much more. Together we will commit idolicide and gain new perspectives and deliverance from demonic strongholds. This book is about spiritual warfare. It is the beginning of battle preparation, and is foundational in living a victorious and overcoming life.

What you are about to read is based on Biblical Scripture alone. There are some dreams and experiences included, which point to the truth of confirming Scripture regarding committing idolicide. If you are ready to see God in a deeper perspective and go into a wonderful spiritual relationship, then we will begin with the following story.

Idolatrous Pride

A friend had invited me to his church. He was so excited about this place with its charismatic pastor, and he was just as thrilled that I had agreed to attend with him. We slipped into an already in progress service and took our seats to the rear of this medium sized church building. It was not a mega-church and nothing about it or its people was extraordinary.

The pastor stood in front of his flock rather than behind a pulpit of sorts while he engaged them in colorful rhetoric and talk. I was having a difficult time listening to him because he was so arrogant. Pride dripped from him like fat from a steak, sizzling pride, and messy pride. I had my Bible open. I would rather read it than listen to the pastor’s arrogant speech. I knew he noticed me. He saw one person unengaged and unimpressed.

The pastor had full control of his congregation, and I could see that he wallowed in his power over people. It was late into the night, very late. I thought, “This man keeps babbling on, keeping people here late into the night without any care or consideration to others at all.” He was saying nothing of value, and only controlling others and making them sit through his arrogant speeches. But they loved him and adored him. They worshipped this man, just like my friend who brought me here idolized this pastor.

I turned around in my seat to view the clock on the wall. It was after 10 P.M. I knew this was significant and thought, “The hour is late, and these people are wasting precious time.” It was a “miracle service,” and anyone could receive a miracle from God on this particular night. No one else cared that it was so late, they only cared about the miracle they would receive from God via the pastor’s hand.

Then a humble and contrite man came forward and stood next to Pastor Pride, his name was “Joe.” I immediately thought to myself, “He represents the average Joe. His name was significant. This was the second significant sign that came to me; first, the time and now the name of Joe.” Pastor Pride began questioning average Joe about what kind of miracle he wanted God to perform for him. Did he need a new job, wealth, health, love, or to just have God find his misplaced car keys?

Average Joe began to answer, and quietly said, “I want righteousness.” I heard him say those words clear as a bell. Pastor pride quickly dropped the microphone down and away so that others could not hear average Joe’s request for God’s righteousness. However, average Joe did ask for God’s righteousness rather than for any other fancy and empty miracles.

Pastor Pride, sheepishly placing his left arm around average Joe’s shoulder, said to him in the microphone for all to hear, “You already are righteous. Indeed you are.” Pastor Pride did not want to address average Joe’s request to repent from sin and obtain God’s righteousness, rather he only wanted Joe to pick a miracle for God to “perform” in front of everyone, a miracle of show-boating, a miracle of entertainment and self glory. But Joe wanted “righteousness,” so Pastor Pride told him he was already righteous and sent him away empty-handed and lost to his seat.

I was mad. I was upset at what I had just witnessed. I noticed that my friend was sitting one empty chair from me, as if he had separated himself. This was another significant observation bringing the significant signs to three: the time, average Joe, and now the empty seat of separation. I thought, “Perhaps I can talk to Joe after the service and lead him into repentance and salvation.”

Suddenly a woman in the audience shouted to the pastor her miracle request. “Pastor, please have God leave day light savings time alone because I don’t like the time change. Make God stop time for me because I don’t like it.” I just about came unglued because of this trivial, personal, God-is-my-genie-in-a-bottle request. The spiritual immaturity was overwhelming to me.

Pastor Pride wasted no time in taking the opportunity to pontificate to the woman that this request would negatively affect him. He told the audience that he planned to become an engineer upon retiring, and that the engineering field required working with precise numbers. So, stopping time would negatively affect him. That was his theological reason to not perform the miracle.

I had had enough! I looked at my friend, still seated an empty seat away from me, and firmly said, “Are you ready to go?” He bowed his head and walked out far ahead of me while I looked back to retrieve my jacket from the chair. Pastor Pride did not appreciate me standing up and leaving during his wind bagging session, and so he addressed me in front of everyone. “What are you thinking?” he shouted at me. I stopped and looked at him saying, “Brother, believe me, you don’t want to know what I am thinking!”

He kept questioning me and demanding the reason for my departure. I became angered, and shouted to him, “Because you denied Joe’s repentance!” He yelled back at me denying any such thing. I screamed, “Liar! I heard Joe ask for righteousness and you denied him that request.”

I walked out toward the front door, but pastor Pride kept hounding me. I knew he hated me for being independent of him. He followed me out the door. I told him that I would gladly meet him in private to discuss all the wrongs I saw because I did not wish to embarrass him in front of his church. But, I knew that that was not what he wanted. Pastor Pride squared his stance in front of me, and I knew he was about to physically attack me. He was so angry with me. With a sudden and determined leap, he charged me at full speed. His intent was to damage me as much as possible.

Strangely enough, in my right hand was a “meat cleaver” or “battle axe” type of weapon. I had no fear of this enraged demon, only anger and indignation. As he came charging toward me, I raised my right hand with its weapon knowing that when it came down on his head it would split his skull in two like a ripe melon. And I brought it down forcibly.

At that moment, my wife, Linda shouted to me, “Paul, wake up!” I woke from my dream and knew it had spiritual significance. It was time to commit idolicide and tear out the roots of evil and religious pride. The LORD God of my salvation gave me this Scripture upon awakening. “And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: Therefore every tree which brings not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.” (Mathew 3:10)

Idolicide

This is what this book is about, having the knowledge, strength and courage to commit idolicide. All idols must be destroyed, no matter how precious to the worshipper. This is not an option in a Christian’s life, rather it is absolutely necessary to gain eternal salvation. “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; casting down imaginations (images and idols), and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; and having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.” (2Corinthians 10:4-6)

Understand your readiness or preparedness to kill/revenge all disobedient demons, spirits, idols, evil, and wickedness in your life is directly related to your fulfilling your own obedience to Christ. You cannot live a sinful life in disobedience to God’s Scripture and commands while believing you can do spiritual battle to rid your life of demonic infestation. It is only after you submit your life to God through Christ in full obedience to His will, word, and commands that you can ever hope to kill the idols in your life that are causing so much pain, torment, and harassment. Idols send you to eternal damnation and are the abominations that lead to all destruction. So, it is imperative that the roots of every bad tree, not bearing good fruit, be cut out and burned with fire.

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Are We Going to Listen to the Knock or the Whispering? By Joshua Campbell

Yuma PrisonAre We Going to Listen to the Knock or the Whispering?
By Joshua Campbell

In 1993, there was a skater comic-book-nerd who was sitting in a movie theater with his girlfriend. As he watched the movie, he longed to be the character on the screen. He cheered at every shooting along with his female sidekick next to him who would shout, “Way to Go! Get those idiots!”

This skater-nerd was an angry young man full of hurt and self-pity. He was a senior in high school with a B-average, which his dad said would not get him a full ride. His dad was right. The worst part for the young man was when the guidance counselor told him that his dad would have to pay his way to college. As he shouted, the whisperings inside his head was louder, “Life is unfair people need to pay!”

The movie, Falling Down, seemed to speak to him. It’s a Michael Douglas film about a man who lost his job and went on a rampage throughout Los Angeles. Douglas played a man who believed he was robbed of the things he thought he deserved out of life. When the movie was over, the young man’s date, who wanted his approval, leaned towards him and said, “Let’s make them pay.” Then the whispering came to him, “Do it. Make them pay,” but at the same time, a sick feeling came to him and he thought, “No, not this way.” The young man also had a strong feeling to get away from his date because she was wrong and that was the last time he saw her.

A year later, this young man ran out of the money he had saved and was unable to return to college. As he left, he heard a woman laughing at her fortune that her college tuition was being paid for because she had children. The whispering continued to play in this young man’s mind, which resulted in more self-pity and hate.

A couple of months go by and this young man is now using speed and gets busted. He is angry, and the whispering in his head gets louder. They are telling him that his parents and society have let him down. But then that sick feeling overcomes him like before, and he senses that the whispering is wrong, as well as, what he is doing. This feeling felt like knocking inside his heart.

During this time, his dad hired a lawyer who was able to drop the charges if he enlisted in the Army. His dad said it was a second chance for him. The young man thought he did well that year and he graduated from Tech school and had a permanent station at Fort Knox. The world seemed great and he did not experience the whispering for a while. Then things changed when he was told to take an exam the following morning. The exam was strange, but he thought he had done well. A week later, he was called into the Commander’s office. He was unprepared to receive the shocking news that he was being discharged. “Why?” he asked. He was told that the results of the test revealed that he had a “charismatic” personality, which flagged him as a potential threat to the Army. They believed that this type of personality could entice others to follow him in a revolt. The news was very upsetting to him. He wanted to know how they determined this from the test. They said that it was the affirmative reply that he gave to the comment, “You cannot always judge a book by it’s cover.” He thought that was nonsense. The commander said that while the young man was being observed, it was also clear that he posed a future threat.

Eight weeks later he was on his way home with an honorable discharge, but to him, it was another failure. Then the whispering returned, “They need to pay; that Clinton needs to pay.” And once again, along with the whispering came that familiar feeling in his stomach like a knocking on his heart that told him the whispering thoughts were not right. A short time later he was at his family’s house, and his parents had the Bible out. His grandfather leans towards the young man and says, “Son, it says in the word…” “Who’s word?” he replies to his grandpa and his grandpa answers, “Son, the Lord Jesus says in Revelation 3:20, ‘Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hears my voice, and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.’”

That young man was me, Joshua Campbell. I wish I could say that was the day I was converted, but it came later. But I now understood that the sick feeling I got when the whispering came was the Lord knocking on my heart. All that time, our Lord and Savior, Yahweh was knocking at my heart and reasoning with me. He was saying to me, “Just let me in Joshua. I’m the answer.” The whispering was the whispering of the serpent just like in the garden.

This week, a horrible tragedy occurred when a married couple committed a mass murder. They were comic-nerds like I was and they felt something was wrong with the world liked I did. But they listened to the whispering so much that it possessed them. When reading the story in the news, my heart ached for the policemen and their families. My heart also ached because I know that my Lord Jesus Christ had grace and mercy on me. I could have been them back in 1993 with the girl who wanted my attention, and the other times after that. But he knocked over and over. “Just let me in, Joshua,” he would say. He put the scripture in my grandfather’s mouth!

When that couple shouted, “A revolution is starting,” they were listening to a partial truth given to them by Lucifer himself. There is a revolution; a spiritual revolution. It’s a war between Yahweh and Lucifer and there is a side to choose. Are you going to hear the knocking and join the side of Yahweh? Will you become a soldier in his kingdom and fight against the powers of wickedness? Or, are you going to listen to the whispering of the fallen ones? So let us pray that the Lord places remnant members before these people to let them know that the answer is not the one who whispers but with the one who knocks.

Written by Joshua Campbell for the Remnant Resistance Blog!

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Where are the Shepherds? By Josh Campbel

Little GoatThursday, I was listening to a Bible question-and-answer show called, “Pastors Perspective.” This radio show is broadcast out of Calvary Chapel, Costa Mesa. This show allows people to call in to the program and ask pastors questions about the Bible or to inquire about a problem in their life. The pastors will then respond to their question or give Christian advice regarding their personal issues.

For those of you who are not familiar with Calvary Chapel, Costa Mesa, it is a mega-church founded by Chuck Smith. After his death, his son-in-law, Brian Brodersen became the senior pastor, and is one of the hosts of this radio program. This is typical of what these mega-churches do when the founder of that church dies. They leave their so-called kingdom to a family member as if their ministry was a corporation instead of a place of worship for like-minded believers. Well that is a topic for another post!

As I was listening to the program, a man called with a question about his four-year old daughter. The man said that over the last week, he and his wife would wake up in the night hearing their daughter crying, or sometimes laughing, or talking to someone. When they went into her bedroom to check on her, should would tell them that she was talking to her friend. She told her parents that this person was still in her room while she was talking with them. Her parents understood that this friend was an imaginary friend, so they asked her what her friend looked like. She described him as a man with dark eyes, and then she screamed and started to cry. They asked her what was wrong, and she said that the man was mad at her for telling them about him, and that when he gets mad, he gets ugly. So they asked her what she meant by “ugly, but she didn’t want to say. After a few minutes of them begging her, she said that when she did not do what her friend wanted her to do, his face would change into a face of a monster with glowing orange eyes and long hair like a lion. She said he would be real mean when he was mad. The dad told the two pastors, hosting the show, that he and his wife are terrified and needed help. At this time, I was already thinking, this family is under attack and they need deliverance. Get the wife and child on the phone with the dad and let’s bind these demons right? But, no! That is not what happens.

You can hear the man’s nervousness in his voice. Then both pastors ask him how long this has been happening. He responded, “Over the last week.” Then what I heard next made my blood boil! Pastor Brian Broderson responded, after he muffled one last chuckle, and said, “Well you know these little ones can be asleep and look like they’re awake.” The dad insisted that she wasn’t asleep, but was wide awake. Then Pastor Brian, (and I use the term pastor loosely), says, “Oh yeah, my son used to walk into their room while being fast asleep.” But the dad told them again with frustration that his daughter was not asleep. Then Pastor Brian continues and says, “Well I’m sure you prayed for her.” The dad says, “Yes, but…” and the call gets disconnected. You can hear the other co-host pastor conveniently say, “Oh, I think we lost him.” That is when you hear Pastor Brian talk to the disconnected caller, “If you’re listening and it happens again, take her to a doctor and we will be praying for her mental health.”

I couldn’t believe what I had just heard. I prayed, “My Lord this man needs you and these shepherds just laugh at him and tell him that his daughter is crazy and needs mental help.” Then the Lord spoke to me and said, “Where are the shepherds?” My heart ached so badly for the Lord’s people. This Pastor Brodersen inherited a church with over 20,000 members from a man, Chuck Smith, who was making over a million dollars a year, but he has no eyes to see the demonic attack on this poor family. Pastor Brian could only offer his false doctrine and worldly advice. He is no shepherd. He is a hireling because he cares more about his salary and prestige then to give one of our Lord’s flock the truth and deliverance.

Let’s see what the Lord says about a shepherd in John 21:15-17, “So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.” A shepherd feeds the sheep with the word of our Lord Jesus Christ. The shepherd protects the flock by casting out and binding demons and exposing wolves in sheep clothing.

Now let’s see what the Lord says about false shepherds in Ezekiel 34:1-10, “And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks? Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock. The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them. And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered. My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill: yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them. Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the Lord; As I live, saith the Lord God, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock; Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word of the Lord; Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them.”

These false shepherds are scattering the flock. They are making themselves rich and fat while our Lord’s flocks starve for the lack of spiritual food that only comes from preaching of the word. The flock has been scattered and there are wolves picking sheep off one-by-one. Therefore, we need to spread the truth about these false shepherds. We need to pray for the remnant and we need to pray that our good shepherd, the Lord Jesus Christ come quickly.

 

Written by Josh Campbell for the Remnant Resistance Blog

Who really are our brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ? By Josh Campbell

FifthHook OptB(400x400)About a year ago while attending a church service in my local community, I was amazed to hear the pastor state, “Except for the Mormon and Jehovah Witnesses, we should embrace other denominations and churches as our brothers and sisters in Christ.” When I repeated what he just said over in my mind, I felt moved to see what my Lord and Savior said about the topic in the Bible. Let us look at Matthew 12:47-50.

“Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren. For whosoever shall do the will of my Father, which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.”

We see that at the beginning that Jesus was with a group of disciples, and someone announced to Jesus, “Your mother and brothers are here!” For those who believe Mary was a perpetual virgin, please take a look at that scripture and that should put this belief to rest. Jesus responds to this announcement of his mother and brothers being present by pointing at the disciples and asking a question.

That question was “who is my mother and brothers?” This is one of the awesome things about our Lord. He answers the question in a way we can understand. The answer is this; whoever does the will of my Father in heaven, the same is my brother, my sister and my mother. To be considered a brother or a sister in Christ, you have to do the will of the Father!

So back to the question, “Is everyone in every church a brother or sister in Christ? In Luke 6:43-44 we are told how to know if someone is doing the will of the Father. This is what The Lord says,

“For a good tree brings not corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. For every tree is known by his own fruit. For thorns men do not gather figs, nor of bramble bush gather they grapes.”

The Lord just said by their fruit we will know them. So if they are producing Godly fruit then they are a brother or sister in Christ. On the same note, if they are producing corrupt fruit, they are not of God. We can tell by a person’s actions if they are of God or not of God.

If the church is promoting dead people as saints and building idols to them, then we know by the Ten Commandments that is a violation of God’s law in that we are not to have any other gods or make graven images. People following that belief are not producing good fruit. They are not your brothers and sisters in Christ.

If they allow homosexual ministers, (in the Old Testament law they were to kill the people who did such acts), they are not following the will of the Father. Therefore, they are not a brother or sister in Christ. Now in Luke we find that Jesus sent the disciples to preach the Gospel, and heal the sick casting out Demons. If you are in a church and you are going word for word in the Bible, you are following the will of the Father, and you are producing good fruit, then those people would be your brother and sister in Christ.

But, even wolves will creep in unaware. We need to ask the Father for wisdom and discernment to be able to spot them. Just because someone goes to a church and calls themselves a Christian does not make them your brother or sister in Christ.

Pastors stating that we are all brothers and sisters in Christ are spreading a false doctrine. I truly believe this false doctrine is also part of the emergent church movement that has the spirit of antichrist behind it. Therefore, it is important that we stay in the word and ask our Lord Jesus to bind these evil spirits of deceit. Also, pray for boldness so we can speak out against these false doctrines so that as many people can be saved.

By Joshua Campbell / ohmyitsjoshandgina@yahoo.com

False Doctrine of Escapism by Joshua Campbell

FifthHook MediaA doctrine is spreading throughout our churches, a false doctrine! The doctrine is the doctrine of escapism. This doctrine states if you ask Jesus into your life then all tribulation will be over. They say that God will never bring his anger and judgment on his believers. That all will be taken out in a twinkle of an eye, and all left will suffer Gods wrath. Well they do have correct the part that true Christians will not suffer Gods wrath. But where the false doctrine comes in is lumping tribulation as coming from God, and that true followers of Christ are going to escape tribulation. Let us see what the word says about the subject. In John 16:33, this is what Jesus says about tribulation”

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” Now if you notice, does Jesus say, I tell you these things so you will know what unbelievers will have. No. He says, “In the world ye shall have tribulation,” and here comes the part that Jesus says that will get us through it. He says, “Be of good cheer for I have overcome it.” Jesus is our Lord and he suffered for us, and the servant is never greater then his master. So if our Lord endured suffering, why do we go to churches that speak a false doctrine of escapism and prosperity, and then leave wondering why we’re suffering with many trials in our life? Why are so many people are falling away? Now let us go back to the word and see what else it says about trials.

In the book of Daniel chapter 3:15 we find that king Neb-u-chad-nez’-zar built a huge statue in his image and commanded all to worship this image at the sound of music. Let us see how Daniel’s friends respond. “Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of music, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made; well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands?

“Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.”

Now that sounds like a huge trial to me. Let us see what happens to these brave servants of our God. Daniel 3:19-25 reads, “Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated. And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace. Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.

Therefore, because the king’s commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flames of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counselors, did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king. He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.”

These three went through a huge trial and our merciful God got them through it because they trusted in him. See our Lord never promised there would not be trials. Instead, he promises to get those who trust in him through them just like Noah with the ark and Daniel when he was thrown in the lion’s den. Over and over again our Lord and God Yeshua shows us in his word that if we trust in him and follow him he will get us through the trials.

True Christians do not suffer Gods wrath yet we will have trials. Here is the answer; it is not God who does it. It is our adversary Satan. This is what the bible declares in 1Peter 5:8, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.”

Our churches are failing to equip the saints with the full armor of God by not teaching the truth that we are in a war with princes and principalities that are not of this world but are fallen angels. These pastors worry about saying something nice and filling the seats rather than saving souls.

This doctrine is going to set up the misinformed to a great deception. If you are taught by these wolves that a great revival is coming with a great escape from trials, then Satan has come as the bible says. 2Thessalonians 2:9 states, “Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders.” See with all “signs” it reads. So, brothers and sisters pray for eyes to see and ears to hear, and study the word so that you will not fall for these false doctrines and be deceived. Because our Lord comes quickly, and if you trust in him with all your heart, he promises to direct your paths.

Written by Joshua Campbell for the Remnant Resistance Blog

Doctrine of Demons Warning by Josh Campbell

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A viral post making the rounds on Facebook is a picture of a bible, and the caption says, “Don’t know the word-know the author!”

 

I’ve seen people respond to this with “Ooh so true!” as if this was some come back to a put down! People like this saying. But here is the problem, it’s a saying straight from satan!! Because to know the word is to know the author!

 

John 1.1 speaking of Jesus says this, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” See Jesus is the “word” that’s in the bible! So, to know the author you need to know what the author says. If you wanted to learn about a former world leader you wouldn’t take some commentary as the truth. You would listen to speeches and read about things they did while alive.

 

The same is true about our Lord and savior. Instead, the majority of the world proclaiming that they are Christian  go to a church were they are quoted one bible verse and then are filled with so much fluff that they leave the church feeling dizzy.

 

So let’s get to know our Lord and again what he says. In John 5:39 it says, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” Again another reference to him being the author and the word in the bible.

 

So my brothers and sisters we have to watch for lies and doctrines of demons. Our adversary is the father of lies and comes with a twisted version of the word of our Lord. So I pray that you don’t fall for these cute sayings, and you search and meditate on the WORD so when the time comes you are found worthy and escape the coming trials.

 

Written by Josh Campbell for the Remnant resistance Blog.

 

The Illuminati can’t change its spots-by Marcos

NWOThe conspiracy world has been shaken in the last weeks by declarations from the expert on the Illuminati, Fritz Springmeier, that the elite group is now led by a new generation of heirs with a different perspective, more transparent and open to dialogue. The 13 bloodlines have been reduced to seven. They now declare to have humankind’s interests in mind, and want to lead us as modern Plato’s philosopher-kings to an age of prosperity and peace. His new leader is supposed to be a certain William Cornelius Van Duyn, a kind of compassionate and super smart guy. Is this possible?

 

THE PLAN

 

The Illuminati is adapting to the new reality of the internet. Since the advent of the web, millions of people who never had any contact with conspiracy theories, mostly the youth, have watched Youtube videos, read articles and forum posts about the heinous crimes of the Illuminati. A response was needed.

The answer is a marketing campaign: the old generation was greedy and materialist, the new generation is open and generous. Let’s catch the flies with honey.

They have realized that they must get rid of the image of blood sucking satanic banker​s and ​be seen as enlightened, spiritually developed gnostic beings who will pave the way to the reign of peace of the antiChrist. Satan is right now working in many fronts in order to give us the impression that his antiChrist will get rid of the evil banking system, imperialism, the industrial-military complex and all bogeymen he himself created, in order to bring a spiritual age of love and peace, guided by his enlightened beings of light, benevolent aliens or ascended masters.

Think about the ecology freak, baby Illuminati David de Rothschild and his media coups, like the use of a recycled plastic bottle boat as a public relations stunt to push his eco-warrior image. The Rothschilds, narcissists by nature, have always loved the spotlight, in the way of fine wines from James Mayer or car races by Victor. They allegedly have given 50,000 works of art to museums. Their minions Bill Gates and Warren Buffet have surprised the world by giving away tens of billions of dollars. How not to love such benevolent rulers?

Since they believe in the gnostic concept of moral balance, they have no problem giving away US$ 10 MM to a Children’s Hospital the day following a ritual with human sacrifice. Of course, the public will only hear about the good action. We should expect many more such deeds in the near future.

 

EXTERNALIZATION

 

Alice Bailey, the head of the gnostic Theosophy, showed that the actions taken by the Illuminati today were never an idea of a new generation, as they want us to believe. They had been carefully planned and dictated by an ascended master (demonic fallen angel) in the book “Externalization of the Hierarchy” (1919), specifically in the section “Stages in the Externalization”:
“The old rituals must be revived and brought up to date (in the esoteric sense of the word) and the religious students of the world must be graduated into a higher school, given the occult interpretations, and taught that, after all, the truth has been present all the time, but hidden and misinterpreted.”

“It is surely easier to swing the masses into step and give them the newer light of truth if that light is poured on to familiar ground.”

“…the truth must be stepped down and adapted in such a way that the advanced minds, the enquiring minds, and the reactionary masses may have opportunity proffered them, to the measure of their receptivity.”

All these passages talk about bringing occultism from the inner secret circles to the mass culture and the common folk, in their own language. That’s why we see useful idiots like Madonna and Lady Gaga in the music industry displaying the Illuminati symbols and hand gestures openly in the last five years. Same in movies, always in a more open way, and even in the fashion industry. Illuminati is now a mainstream word.

 

THE NEXT STEP

 

There is an old strategy that tells us to put a goat in the living room. Soon, the stink will be so bad that people will pay you to remove the foul beast and forget you were the one who brought it in the first place. That’s what the Illuminati are doing now. They brought the world to such a decadence that even the most optimist person realizes we are going downhill fast: immorality, gratuitous wars, economic disparity, environment problems…there is no hope in the current system.

Enter the “Pepsi” new generation with solutions for all these evils. Free energy, perhaps, or eternal health by DNA modification? Their solutions might work, if only we get rid of old notions like sovereignty, gun rights and organized religion. We must embrace the global gnostic faith, follow our leaders, and everything will be alright.

 

CONCLUSION
Anyone with the slightest knowledge about secret societies and the Illuminati in special know about their oaths of allegiance and the promises of stark punishments for betrayal. Members of occult families are more often than not brainwashed and tortured in childhood in order to be acquiescent. The deep demonic and psychological strongholds make freedom, apart from divine intervention, almost impossible.
Just remember Amschel Rothschild, the non-compliant Illuminati heir who was conveniently suicided in 1996 in Paris, or names throughout history like Lincoln, Kennedy, Sadat, Bill Cooper and so many others, who died after becoming a nuisance for the group.

The key to understand the Illuminati is to know that they are more than a group interested in political and economic power. They have a spiritual demonic structure that is subordinated to Satan and his hierarchy. Even if a generation changes their way of thinking, Satan never changes. If they disobey their master, they would be eliminated and substituted by more compliant others. We can be absolutely sure that the Illuminati are following Satan’s directions to the letter, and their objective is to gain acceptance to their coming murderous and dictatorial world leader, called the AntiChrist by the Christians. A coming short period of peace is possibly in the plan, and after that the knot in the rope will be tightened. Total crisis is not in their plans right now, because usually suffering make people turn to God.

The Illuminati, like the snake they worship, may change its skin, but it is still the same old lying serpent inside.

Article written by Brother Marcos. Contact him on Facebook: BrotherMarcosRadio.