You shall not follow the masses in doing evil, nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside after a multitude in order to pervert justice;Exodus 23:2
The example of the GOP Senate leader publicly affirming that he is an agent for injustice and lies ought to have woken everyone.
Injustice does not just happen! People just want their piece of the pie at any cost. “I will not do impartial justice…” The senate leader undertook the job was to work with the defense to acquit the accused. His example did not wake up the masses. Have you seen an American church service recently? They continue their feel-good gospel and their die-and-go-to-heaven faith. They have their feet up to the ankle in a muddy puddle and want is to believe that they are swimming in the ocean.
The face of deceit is present in homes, churches, state and schools. It is dominant in those places where everyone seems to turn to superstition and ancestral practices, and no more so than in the mighty nations. Meanwhile we have spent decades pushing a ticket-to-heaven theology and having little time for undoing the burdens we have the power to.
The one and only God
Naturally, some of the deceit is pretense. When we discover that the face of truth belongs to someone else, we take the easy road, going through. They regularly put other names out front and think we do not notice. They have only recently discovered that spiritual life is supernatural and out-of-the-box.
The good in all men
Do we know how many Christians today are following ancient regulations which they see as fundamental to life and expresses something with royal features, even when the palace and its functions are finished. Food and drink are shadows as surely as feasts, new moons, and sabbath’s are. Faith, not human accomplishment (filthy rags?), pleases God today. It is sheer deceit that brings people to try repeating the assault of James and the Pharisee clique. The Pharisee clique thought that by introducing abstinence from things (contaminations they thought essential to avoid) that they had ensnared the church into the camp of Moses. They had not. Noone reads the letter sent out from the Jerusalem leadership (Acts 15) saying “The church must circumcise converts and teach them to keep the Law of Moses”.
The majority is still not the repository of wisdom. The church still says no to circumcision, Moses and the law. If you have been bullied into signing up for “God is love and love is commandment-keeping” there is no rock under your sandals. No argument can change the rock of salvation into the sand of carnal and human ordinances. The popular and influential leadership of the church across the globe still find their moral compass in the ten commandments and any part of the Bible that suits their agenda. What kind of learner are they when the cross is the instrument and revelation of God’s personal righteousness? The vast majority of believers think that God is righteous because he keeps the law, a law designed for bad people, not the just or justified.
There is fraud in the limitless spiritual life
Since Christ is God and Master the servants will always be below him. Do not ask the televangelists and super church members. They would not know. They are worshipping angels and making alleyways to being little gods. The “pure church” people are busy carving out a space for themselves as the only people with the truth. They all do it even when their message is clearly not from the Bible’s kingdom gospel but from a dream, a vision, or a book. It is fraudulent to accept Jesus as SAVIOUR and adopt Moses or any figure as the guide for the new life.
Angels are messengers with jobs. They have no family status as believers. Angels do not take credit for Christ’s work. They have learned from the expulsion of one-third of their number. Conversations with them have to be rare and well below the exchanges with the Holy Spirit.
Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind,Colossians 2:18
20. The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, so as not to worship demons, and the idols of gold and of silver and of brass and of stone and of wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk; 21. and they did not repent of their murders nor of their sorceries nor of their immorality nor of their thefts.Revelation of John 9:20-21
Rotten to the core
To the very end the people who we thought were leaders turn out to be in bed with demons, perverting justice, and refusing to pay for their crimes against humanity. The day for the great friendships and alliances to face the music has arrived. It will stop. The faith of Christ is unpopular because it holds up a dying Lamb as the solution to sin and the pattern of life. The kingdom gospel does not ask anyone to stand at a distance so clean that genuine fellowship is fatal.
You can be a good citizen who makes no waves and merely follows the crowd (church, school, business) but you are marking time if your salt and light is grounded in Moses or folklore. Moses will not acquit you. He cannot. He will accuse and execute you. Thankfully Yeshua and the Holy Spirit are on the same page. The Two are on the pages of our hearts. Rotten citizens in the world’s systems violate law, but the rot that accompanies many believers comes from violating the person God designated to bring us to glory. Whose government is your guiding light?