"...No longer will the voice of your messengers be heard."
- Very end of the second chapter of Nahum
In my devotional time my attention is sometimes directed back to the minor prophets. I've found it interesting that there, as in most of His words in the Old Testament, God always says much more about infidelity and idolatry than sin itself. Please don't misunderstand, He does censure the sin of Israel and Judah — a lot. But the clear emphasis is not as much on what they are doing but on who they are worshipping, and that is the real impetus for their unrighteousness.
The question is still quite pressing today: Who do you worship? You do give your devotion, your allegiance, your intellectual assent to someone and to his or her words, and that someone does govern the things that you think and feel and do.
As I am engaged in some major livelihood-changing events right now, for this season I've decided to put up as the home page piece two blog posts I wrote last spring. I had been in the midst of seriously ruminating about a piece related to the heightened obsession people now seem to have with the marauding tyranny in the United States, something that is definitely quite frightening, indeed.
I did want to get in deep with it, but I'm afraid at this time I can't get it to be as meaningful as I'd like it to be. I did, however, review these blog posts, and to be honest, they themselves do say quite a bit about our present condition — one that is actually several millennia-old. It is just every few weeks or so the System adds a little different pizazz making it seem that much more wickedly harrowing — or seductively appealing if you're into that kind of thing.
Yes, Cain's Legacy is still hard at work, always seeing who's still snuggled up under the weight of its crushing dominion. It must be about this, by God's order even, as long as people continue requiring that proficiently executed service.
The very good news is that Christ is working harder, still reaching out His nail-scarred hands to grasp tightly anyone who wants out of the Romanist Ecclesiocratic hellscape. As He says Himself, "Come out of her, my people..." Might be worth a look, this thing to "come out of" — and then certainly to the place to go, the Kingdom. Check out the rest of the 18th and 19th chapters of the Revelation, please, get a good idea of what it is all about.
Meanwhile, those posts serving as this season's home page...
An Important Truth Rule That is Almost Always Completely Misunderstood
A few blog posts ago I admitted that a lot of what I do is splash a bunch of words on the computer screen so I know what I want to say. I wondered about admitting that because it may make it seem I don't know what's in my heart. Yeah, sometimes I don't, but sometimes I really do and the words just come out the way they do which may not be exactly the way I want to them to. Umm. Thing is everyone does this. No big deal. Sometimes we write pretty well, other times it is a bit meandering. We do our best.
It also doesn't mean a particular Truth Rule isn't absolutely veritable.
I'm writing yet again because I cannot neglect to post a link to this piece by one Kevin Smith over at Off-Guardian. It is obvious he is working it to get down key truthful things but it is just sort of a rich genuine flow mostly related to his considerations of the shared observations from an individual of some stature. Kinda cool actually, the truths he elucidates, but he's just riffin'.
Doesn't mean what he's saying is any less valuable.
Thing is, in all the revelatory things he is saying here — that The Great Reset is real, that it is a supremely destructive force, that there are legitimate authoritative forces making it happen, and yes, that there is a very profound spiritual dynamic involved — he is still not getting at the Truth Rule that I consider is definitely one of the most misunderstood ones.
Rome IS the World System, and the World System IS Rome.
And when I say Rome, yes, I do mean a critical component of it is the Roman Catholic Church.
Part of the extraordinarily misunderstood part about this is people look at this and think, "Hey! You're anti-Catholic! What a bigot! What prejudice! What judgmentalism! You're against God!"
Yes, I've seen a ton of the history of anti-Catholic rage and remonstrations and all the rest of it. Yes, very hard to watch, very difficult to accept, very troubling to think about why and all the rest of it. I'm not going to go there now, there is so much to all of that — much of which many haven't any real idea as to why things happened then the way they did.
Sure enough readers may rage against this assessment. That's okay, misunderstood people sharing stark realities have been blistered through the ages by those programmed to misunderstand. I will add this, however, and yes, this is just anecdotal. Just sharing it here to see if it resonates, that's all.
Many of the very nice, wonderful people who confess some allegiance to the Roman Catholic Church in some measure are the most miserable people I encounter. Far too many of them. I firmly believe they are miserable because they are overwhelmed with the shame and guilt of flailing about trying so hard to do good for God, church, country, facemask Karens — and they fail so often at their aspirations of perfection that it are far too often just plain unbearable. But then this is the ministry of condemnation at work — it is not hard to see the normal symptoms of its regular activity.
This is why I share these things in my webzine and my blog. For one I so want to minister Christ's freedom and grace and mercy and liberation from that enslavement, specifically to the Roman Catholic-identified — and just as much to the Catholicist, that individual who may not even have any avowed connection with Rome but is sucked into its influences just the same through the massive amount of World System exploitation there is.
For two I am not doing this to challenge or protest or do anything against the legitimate activity God gave Rome to do. If you carefully read the fourth chapter of Genesis, you'll see the establishment of the World System and it started with the first human sacrifice — the perpetual cornerstone of the System's spiritual component.
Rome is there doing its thing as it should be, doing it legitimately and proficiently and authoritatively to mitigate the effects of the evildoing by those who refuse to avail themselves of the righteousness that is in Christ.
Read Mr. Smith's piece. You see it all over that thing.
All The Great Reset gymnastics have all been in place for eons, they really have. It is true that the current progression of that activity may indeed have accelerated a bit too much, but what of it? If Rome's ordained operatives can make people crazy enough to seek solutions outside The Kingdom, then they are doing their job! Thing is, God has a profound way of taking the evil that is metastasizing all around us, much of it generated by Rome itself, and turning it against itself for the benefit of Kingdom dwellers who have a passion for reaching the miserable.
I am convinced the horrific Covid hysteria and lockdown stuff, all of the disheartening identity politics-equity-racialist stuff, and all the warp speed Great Reset push that follows will somehow, someway, be one of the most impressively rousing footstools of God ever.
One of the things that caught my attention in Mr. Smith's piece was his mention of 3,000 people doing the Reset work for the billions on the planet. How amazing is that, that a mere 3,000 are really doing all the deciding for everyone else. I know he's speaking of industrialists and politicians and hifalutin technocrats and all of those kinds of people, but I find it fascinating that this number 3,000 is the same as the approximate number of sworn Jesuits working in the United States.
That's still not a whole lot of people doing a massive amount of influencing.
Huh. Don't think those 3,000 "influencers" don't have a confessor of choice? The Jesuits are experts at making people feel really good about the substance of their psyche, no matter what condition it is in.
If you haven't already, I urge you to read Tupper Saussy's Rulers of Evil. There you will see a comprehensive expose of Rome's work through the past couple of centuries. It is quite sobering.
The only reason I'm introducing it to you at all is so you won't misunderstand, and then summarily you'll be His.
He is where the joy is.
An Important Corollary to the Misunderstood Truth Rule
Reading a couple of pieces about the state of the world today, I was reminded about a critical part of the Truth Rule I shared in my last blog post, the one about the World System of the United States government and the central bank administered financial network and the commercial enterprise network including 501c3 churches contracted with the System and the entrenched factional think-tank influencers is the Roman Catholic ecclesiastic hegemony, which itself is managed by powerful deep politics spiritually militant operatives sworn to serve their principalities.
Those writings didn't really do the best job of saying what they wanted to say, but again, graciousness prevails — not everyone gets it exactly right on paper, or, here on a computer screen. As I shared I'm no different but I do my best. One of those pieces spoke about the current technocrat-managed oligarchy that dominates public policy now and that our cherished constitutional republic is in danger. Not. We have never had a constitutional republic, only something that looked like it. We do have a form of an oligarchy, but I'm not sure that writer has any idea what it really is.
The other writing got a bit into how Rome long ago was destroyed in part because of the ways people successfully rebelled against it, and, well, "The Fall of the Roman Empire" and all the rest of it. Not. Rome has never fallen, ever, it has merely been carried through ultimately into the hegemonic power of Britain and the United States and it is presently manifest in those institutions mentioned there in paragraph one. Any "fall" was just theater to facilitate the switching of the oppressed to the oppressors and then at some other time vice-versa, which is kind of what is happening right now in fact.
But then it shook my thinking, which I felt compelled to share here.
I've taken some time in my writing ministry effort to speak of the dangers of socialism, racialism, and sodomism, and they are metastasizing all around us. I also see many people railing against those things as if those ferocious efforts will keep them at bay. The problem is, this has been the way it has been in all of history. It won't change because those three things are the things that fuel present-day Rome's rule. Much of why that is the case is because rebellion against those things is precisely what keeps Rome vibrant and legitimate.
It is the World System's modus operandi.
A few days ago the US president gave a speech before Congress laying out his grand socialist plans. Enough people are such zealous World System devotees that it was all fine to them. Then there were those who justifiably railed against it. Taking money from some to give it to others even in the name of compassion is a violation of the Commandment against theft, but it is what Rome does.
The follow-up message by a black Republican US senator included a pathodic (pathodic, not pathetic) exhortation that America is not a racist country. Wait — why is he saying that? Is American indeed a racist country to make him feel he must say that? But hey, the speaker was black so it must be true. The fact that he was shredded a new aye-hole by the left as "Uncle Tim" means the ordained influencers hit their mark. Presuming a given individual is racist with no evidence is a violation of the Commandment against bearing false witness, but it is what Rome does.
Much of the cause of critical theory is to ensure that our unconventional sexual expressions are fully embraced or else. Forced kindness is still kindness so get on board with it. Being inclusive enough to celebrate the worst sanctioned sexual confusion or immoral behavior is a violation of the Commandment against adultery, but it is what Rome does.
Of course cancelling people who don't comply with the Newest World Order is the rule of the day, so it doesn't matter if you lose your livelihood and reputation, you've deserved it you oppressor you. It'd be even better if you just disappear by exiling yourself to a small apartment somewhere where you can't be a bother. It'd be sad if really, you just killed yourself by OD'ing on something to kill the pain of what the freedom fighters have done to you, or you just went ahead and pulled the trigger of the rifle with the barrel shoved under your chin, except that this is a violation of the Commandment against murder. But again...
Here's the kicker. Showcasing the Ten Commandments is Rome! What is so amazing is that this is a total footstool-of-God thing, because Scripture tells us the power of sin is the law. This means the law is good to expose our sin, to accomplish the legitimate condemnatory activities of Rome in order to draw people further into Rome's iron-fist enforcement grip.
You see it all around now. The rightists rail against the leftists who are further and further emboldened to take down the white male heteropatriarchal hegemonic oppressive power structure. The leftists hate that with all their guts because it pushes against their considerations that the only freedom they can have is in institutionally authorized reparations or some twisted gender identification or fighting the good fight for some classified victim group and the hegemony is in the way.
That hegemony is Rome.
It is unabashedly so. It broadcasts itself as such. It markets itself as such. It is supposed to achieve exactly what you are now seeing around you. It has never been any different through the ages, never. Today it seems so different because advanced information technology has so radically messed with the ways we interact with one another now.
But the Truth Rule principles are still the same, as they have for six-plus millennia now. The great irony is that the "freedom-fighters" will always themselves become Roman agents if they serve the hegemony's purposes well. Of course many will be sacrificed in the name of the nationalist mythology, but that's how it's always worked. The System administers the affairs of the city, people rebel against that, the names of the oppressors change every once in a while but still do precisely what Cain was given the authority to do — wash, rinse, repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat over and over and over again.
What a nightmare.
But it is the truth. And it is why God established the Kingdom at exactly the same time He set up the System. Look there, at the very end of the treatise on the establishment of the System. "People began to call on the name of the Lord."
It is too simple. God will always, always honor that. Call on His name — genuinely call on His name, not the name of some System counterfeit — and you will be free, free to enter into a rapturously beautiful reconciliation, out and away from the condemnation that is the System. God now reconciled to you by His shed blood washing your sin away clothing you in His righteousness.
That's the Kingdom, a place in which anyone may dwell richly, right now. Ultimately it is the only reason Rome is still around to do its thing — the oppressor class is an evil thing, but it is supposed to be there for elaborate condemnation of oppressed, less-oppressed, and not-oppressed alike. Doesn't matter, it is all Hell.
The Kingdom is the deliverance, God welcomes you to it, but the stark reality is you've just got to get a hold of the Truth Rule. It isn't hard at all, God even helps you to see it, that's cool. Really, that's all God wants Himself, when you look at it, there in the ninth chapter of Jeremiah, "Let him who boasts, boast in this: that he understands and knows God."
My prayer always is that my readers understand.
And yes, call on His name.
Nothing else matters.
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This page was originally posted by David Beck at yourownjesus.net on November 28 2022