Intolerant Love--Jealousy Part. 3
Gen. James Green
A S I BEGIN part 3, Donald Trump has just been sworn in as America’s 45th president (Jan. 20, 2017). He promises to bring America back to its “greatness” again; America is to “rebuild!” That statement tells it all—America is a crumbled heap. Our prayers will be with him. Thanks to the apostate Church, who sucked after the ways of the world, and who have put themselves first rather than God and His Will, America has fallen into spiritual RUIN! And, thanks to the politicians, who, as Trump stated in his speech, “…prospered, but the jobs left, and the factories closed. The ‘establishment’ protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs, and while they celebrated in our nation’s capitol, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.”
The Church and State have become a nightmare to behold. Few Christians there are that did not kiss the butt of Political Correctness. FEW CHRISTIANS RECOGNIZED THAT GOD, NOT MAN, MUST BE OBEYED. Few Christians stood in the gap for God’s honor and for lost man’s sake. As a whole, the Church is the guilty culprit here. Her watchmen fell asleep…dreaming of becoming JUST LIKE THE WORLD.
As the recognition of God-ordained relational exclusivity waned, so did the awareness for his jealousy that DEMANDS exclusive fidelity, hence, the Church played the dirty unfaithful harlot, thus leaving precious LITTLE interest in a theocentric emphasis for the Christian life.
Is it any wonder that the nation has become a cesspool of PC filth whose main goal is to RID America of the “God” element?
With the ignorance of, and an aversion to, the fact of divine jealousy, America set sail for Hell!! This ignorance/aversion has resulted in an anthropocentric perspective=that is man has become center and front, not God or Jesus. Human values have replaced divine values; and, as this writing proves, man sees no place for DIVINE JEALOUSY in the 21st century. When Divine Jealousy is misunderstood, human reason takes center stage—and look at where we are!
Unless America REPENTS of her sins, all the good USA intentions that can be promoted will not avail us. While it is SO TRUE that America is in RUINS, money alone will not, can not, help. This nation is “sin sick.” One of the parasites that makes the US sick is the whole GLBTQP agenda (not to mention that it promotes the One Worlders—who promote all this anthropocentric BULL).
AS IT STANDS, here is what we’re looking at: God’s love, mercy, compassion, tolerance, longsuffering etc. are welcomed and accepted; His jealousy, hatred, wrath etc. are rejected—by the world and the liberal Church. They fall all over themselves in embracing “unity in diversity,” but distance themselves from the severity of God’s jealousy.
The pagan world can be excused from the lack of knowledge of His jealousy...but not the Church. The Bible says, “Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart” (Hosea 4:11). This text describes the excesses which were committed by the people on the festival days at the Baal shrines. God’s people were so BACKSLID that they were drunken idolaters. Verse 10 relates that, “…they have left off to take heed to the LORD.” As then, so now!
Canaanite Church, Canaanite State
THIS NATION has become a Canaanite nation! Six abominations classify America thus so:
AS LISTED IN LEV. 18:
* child sacrifice
In Deut. 18 we come across another vice list, those sins of the occult, which are classified as “abominations” (18:9):
-passing children through the fire
-observer of times
-a consulter with familiar spirits
Verse 12 tells us that, “…these things are an ABOMINATION unto the LORD…”
We find both vice lists recorded in the NEW TESTAMENT as well; same God, same hatred for abominations! Yet the inhabitants of this land are guilty of these abominations daily.
One does not have to be a literal drunkard to anger God. No, one can be a materialistic drunkard—as so many are in this nation. It matters not to the Lord whether a person is a skid-row drunk (with his/her Mad-Dog 20 wine, Dark Eyes wine, or whatever) or an admired citizen (who gets tipsy at the cocktail hour), ALL ARE AN ABOMINATION.
Now that we know about some of the things that are hated by the LORD/Lord, we ought to be cognizant.
For the LORD’s Sake
WE HAVE SEEN that God is Jealous for His own name, honor, and glory. Isa. 48:9-11 tells us, “For my name’s sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off. Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.”
Several weeks before D. Trump became president, God’s Spirit spoke to us and said that for His name’s sake, He would spare America (had queen Jezebel Hillary got in, America would be at war with Russia). So, God can do whatever He pleases, with or without man’s approval or disapproval.
Here in Isaiah, the message was the jealous preservation and presentation of the LORD’s glory. He was not to share His glory with other pagan nations, because Israel was a covenant nation unto the LORD. But, on the other hand, when His people broke covenant, HIS GLORY AND PROTECTION LIFTED. When the Spirit said this to us concerning America, He also said He was going to spare us—not because we are so good—but for His name’s sake only.
The LORD/Lord can defer or prefer His anger for His name’s sake. Let us not disappoint Him in this mercy. Let us proclaim His desire to Americans; the world. Let us not be guilty of heaping glory and honor upon men/women as we’ve done before. His identity, as the ONE and ONLY HOLY ONE, DEMANDS ABSOLUTE LOYALTY. While He may use men and women, let us not fail to see it is Him and Him alone that moves them (if in any mode of morality). There is NO EQUAL (Isa. 40:25), so let’s be careful not to make an equal.
While God is “slow to anger,” He can also be QUICK TO MOVE. The patience of the LORD/Lord in delaying His wrath is a common affirmation of one of His central character traits (see Ex. 34:6; Num. 14:18; Neh. 9:17; Ps. 86:15; 103:8; 145:8; Joel 2:13; Jonah 4:2; Nahum 1:3 etc.).
Although God has spared America from destruction (or utter destruction), He has also declared WAR against the evil workers of wickedness. This is because of, and for the sake of His name. There will be some VERY DARK DAYS AHEAD FOR THIS NATION—despite Trump’s agenda. Those evil forces are still in place—he has to deal with them.
America: Profaned His Name
EZEKIEL 36:21-23 deals with the SIN of profaning God’s name—not by Israel alone, but by other nations (in this context, the queer nation, Islamic Nation, NWO etc.). In verses 1-16, Israel is told (by God) that His Jealous wrath will strike out on behalf of Israel (on those who have oppressed her). Verse 17 says, “…when the house of Israel dwelt in their own land, they DEFILED it by their own way and by their doings: their way was before Me as the uncleanness of a removed woman” (we can zoom up to 2017—New Israel, now backslid as Hell!). He reminds Old Israel that, “…I had concern for My holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the nations where they went” (v. 21). The verses 22 and 23 go on to tell us that it was not for Israel’s sake that He would, “vindicate the Holiness of My great name.” God said He was going to, “prove Myself holy among you in their sight.” This is what He is doing as I write; He is executing His wrath upon the evil doers (in America and the world) for His name’s sake. God will punish those who need punishing, despite the sorry condition of His professing people. He is giving both the pagan and the (sinning) “Christians” a space to repent.
He says in v. 21, “But I had pity for Mine holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen…” literally (w’ehe moi), “I had compassion,” or, “I took pity.” The NKJV, NRSV, RSV and NASB water it down to, “I felt concerned.” Thoennes writes: “God will act on behalf of those associated with Him. This jealous, radically theocentric perspective forms the introduction and motivational insight for the beautiful salvation passage that follows in vv. 24-38" (ibid, p. 47).
The truth of the matter is that the LORD does love His people and therefore is gracious and compassionate. And, because of this, He sometimes has to bring out the big stick for PUNISHMENT. We find this in Hebrews 12:5-11. Verse six says, “For whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth.” This, of course, is because of His Jealousy (see also Ezek. 39:25-27). God’s Jealousy motivates either blessing or cursing. It is rightly said that His Jealousy and mercy do not allow Him to remain ambivalent in the face of infidelity. But the apostate Church does.
The priests/prophets/preachers/teachers of today are supposed to keep themselves holy to protect, not profane, God’s honor. But what do we have? Pimps, prostitutes, whores, whoremongers, drunkards, thieves, liars, frauds, homos, lesbians, trans’ etc…all representing the Holy God. The Old Testament had strict codes of conduct for ministers. Not so today. The whole atmosphere of Churchianity today is WORLDLINESS. The modern mind thinks that the New Testament is, MUST BE!, kinder, more Politically Correct, more tolerant, and less strict. If this were true, why did Jesus act the way He acted when He cleansed the temple area of those who did not respect it (write for my “The Other Side of Jesus” DVDs)? Why did He butt heads with the religious leaders of His day? Better re-read the New Testament, my dear liberals.
Kingly Messiah-Suffering Servant
“JESUS WOULD NOT embrace the role of kingly Messiah without the suffering servant as part of His identity,” argues Prof. Thoennes (He cites Mt. 16:21-23). There is little doubt that this temptation is in mind (Deut. 6:13-15) when Jesus rebukes Peter for suggesting a similar situation. If this was offered to all these BIG Baby-lonian preachers today—to avoid the Cross and accept the role of “messiah,” they would be stampeded to “Messiahship.” Thank God that Jesus did not fall for this TRAP of Satan.
The Gethsemane scene (Jn. 12:27-28) finds Jesus accepting the Cross. Here, the sheer terror of death, and the incense of obedience became ONE!; the Son to die; the Father to receive glory. Amen.