The opening comment addressed to me was from Andrew the administrator of the Facebook page New Yorkers Organized Against Authoritarianism. I had just finished a brief exchange with Tom, who had expressed his outrage over my posting the ID2020 article tying the Plandemic, and Agenda 2030 to Biblical prophecy. Me- “So where does Tom turn to for Truth? Tom- “everywhere. I’m a news junkie. Everything from Fox to CNN. And dozens of online agencies. Groups like this one. Following government people.” Me- “That’s encouraging. Do you consider the Bible a conspiracy theory?” …crickets.
I loved Andrew’s capitalizing Questioning of All Authority after the word healthy. But I think of it more as our utmost duty and obligation as Americans, to whom much is given, of him will much be required. ~ Luke 12:48…which brings us to Exam Time, Friday’s Maxwell Leadership read: And Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven. ~ Genesis 22:10-11 Maxwell goes on to write, “While Abraham’s trial foreshadowed what God intended to do with His only begotten Son thousands of years later, it also provided Abraham with a leadership test. When is the last time God tested you? If you aren’t being tested, then you’re not really moving forward!”
- Leaders get tested at each stage of growth.
- The leader’s goal is to pass the test.
- Testing always precedes promotion.
- Self-promotion can never replace divine promotion.
- Promotion requires sacrifice.
The modern church has totally and officially failed the exam. It has turned and is turning Christians into Eloi food for the New World Morlock. How must a man respond to a church that refuses to fight because “the end is near”? The Lord keeps the end times as the mystery of all mysteries for good reason and purpose. None of us can know “the end is near”. How many times in the past two thousand years has it appeared so?
There are only so many Abraham’s and Thomas Moore’s sprinkled about history. And there was only one Jesus Christ. But #5 on the Maxwell Exam is the solid line connecting all three. We cannot imagine what it must have been like to be Abraham in that moment on the mountain in Moriah. Paul Scofield brilliantly puts us in the courageous shoes of St. Thomas in this powerful scene from A Man For All Seasons. And God took the action upon Himself, in making the sacrifice Abraham was prepared to make. All for what? For the modern church to compromise with the devil? Let the sodomites and abortionists be, keep off the political grass, and we’ll allow you to pass the collection plate…while we marginalize and label those among you who actually possess a spine, as radical and fundamental extremists.
It is fascinating to me that immediately following Exam Time, Maxwell gives us Value Values, and Prepare Your People for the Future as the readings for yesterday and today. And I wonder how in the world we can stand before Abraham, Saint Thomas, and our Lord Himself one day and explain how exactly we valued values, or how we expected to prepare our people for the future by teaching them not to fight for it? Did Saint Thomas appear passive and without fight as he was hours from the chopping block? Or did our Lord at any point from Gethsemane to Calvary lose His?
It is Faith, not fear that moves mountains. The fear-based church sickens me beyond words for its convenient safety. The church that grows larger in silent compliance is one half empty, and the other half full of hollowed out men. In today’s Maxwell, he writes, Like any good leader Paul issues a warning at the end of his letter about the tough times his people will face. They are up against Satan himself, an enemy who will do everything to stop their progress. Instead of moping about the situation about the situation, however, Paul lays out a specific plan for his Ephesian friends. They are not to approach this fight in their own strength, but remember that only God can defeat the enemy. Paul then instructs his readers to put one the whole armor of God, in order to stand and prevail. Serving as an officer under God, Paul issues the orders for the troops. When leaders practice the Law of Intuition, they provide their people with:
The Fear Not Fellowship
- A strategy to win.
- Knowledge of the opposition.
- The resources they need.
- A plan for how to use them.
- Detailed Communication.
The Fear-Based Church
- God has this.
- We can’t discuss the opposition.
- Only the resources the opposition allows us.
- A plan of compromise and capitulation.
- Politically correct communication only.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. ~ Ephesians 6:10-11