Silencing the Enemy!
Gen. James Green
“Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.”
W ITHIN GOD’S character is both “love,” and “hate,” the latter practically being stripped away by His enemies.
~ “God is love” (1 Jn. 4:16);
~ “…but His soul abhors the wicked and him who loves violence” (Ps. 11:5);
~ “The wicked shall be turned back (headlong, into premature death) into Sheol (the place of departed spirits of the wicked); even all the nations that forget or are forgetful of God” (Amp. Bible).
The Bible is replete with verses that show us both characters of our God. But, why is today’s church only preaching/teaching on “God’s love”? It is because those calling themselves “His people” are enjoying what the Holy Scriptures condemn:
“Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world. If any one loves the world, love the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the LUST of the FLESH (craving for sensual gratification), and the LUST of the EYES (greedy longing of the mind) and the PRIDE of LIFE (assurance in one’s own resources or in the stability of earthly things)—these do not come from the Father but are from the world (itself).”
If one dares to search out the “things” that God HATES, one will be surprised, for the modern, backslidden church does not bother herself with such “things” to expose them.
Zechariah 8:17 points out that God HATES the “imagine or devise evil or injury in your hearts against his neighbor, and love no false oath, for all these things I HATE, says the Lord.” Go through the Old Testament, and the New Testament, and read the “things” that God HATES!
“OUT OF THE mouth of babes and unweaned infants You have established strength because of Your foes, that You might SILENCE the ENEMY and the AVENGER.”
The psalmist, being acquainted with the old stories according to which creation began with a divine victory over the dragon of chaos (see 104:1-9) speaks of the firmaments as a “bulwark” or “fortress” which is impregnable against any attempt of “the enemy and the avenger” to rise up again and challenge God’s sovereign power.
We might compare the “babes” of Ps. 8:2 with the early apostles/disciples of Jesus…who were but “babes” in the faith of the “infant” church, those comparatively unlearned followers of Christ who had been “born again” or “born from above.” By and through Jesus’ teachings, they were able to confound the wise (learned religious leaders) among the Jews, and the mighty among the pagans (Romans especially). Jesus Himself called His disciples “babes” in Matt. 11:25.
These early teachings and preachings of their Rabbi/Messiah/King/God were able to turn the world upside down…and even convert the Roman Empire (what was left of it!) itself. Jesus’ teachings/preachings, His challenging, and converting influences, silenced the enemies of God time and time again.
Again, Jesus taught that to (really) enter into the Kingdom of God/Heaven, one must become as a little child. A child relies upon his/her parent for guidance, instruction, provisions, etc. But, what do we have today? Men/women who are proud, arrogant, and rebellious KNOW-IT-ALLS!! And, may I point out: a DEFEATED and DEFUNCT church—full of enemies of God.
And why is this? Mainly because of the LACK of the fear of the Lord (reverence). Now, read the following Proverb slowly:
“The reverent fear and worshipful awe of the Lord includes the HATRED of EVIL. PRIDE, arrogance, the evil way and perverted and twisted speech I HATE” (Pro. 8:13). Today’s “ministers” are a disgrace to the human race!, especially their TWISTED speech of “God is crazy about you” stuff. NO! HE ONLY LOVES US (DEEPLY) IF WE ARE WALKING UPRIGHT!!!
In that verse (Prov. 8:13) we find some of the “things” that God HATES, yet too many “Christians” today hate His Word, and refuse to let it control them. They HATE the Holy Ghost (or Spirit), preferring THEIR spirit to rule their lives. One ought to ponder Luke 4:1: “Then Jesus, full of and CONTROLLED by the Holy Spirit…” To speak of being “controlled” in this Politically Correct day and age will brand one as being: “BRAINWASHED,” being in a “CULT,” etc. Good!
The Smiling Jesus
THIS FALSE Jesus that the backslidden church has conjured up, is just that: FALSE. Since the Father HATES certain things, you can believe that the Son will also…and the Son’s true followers.
“God is a righteous judge, yes, a God Who is INDIGNANT everyday” (Ps. 7:11), not just once in a
blue moon, but EVERY DAY (over the sins of both His “people” and the world).
NOTE THE FOLLOWING, VERSE 12:
“If a man does not TURN and REPENT, (God) will whet His sword; He has strong and bent His bow and made it ready (by treading it with His foot).”
Don’t you think it is better to TURN and REPENT (of committed, unconfessed) sins, than have the Lord become our ENEMY and AVENGER?
Verse 13 follows up with:
“He has also prepared for him deadly weapons; He makes His arrows fiery shafts.”
Did You Know?
THERE IS “A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace” (Eccl. 3:8)?
Did you know that God hated Esau (Rom. 9:13)? Also, did you know that the Son: “…loved righteousness…and you have hated lawlessness” (Heb. 1:9)? Listen up! It is not enough for the Christian to LOVE righteousness; he/she MUST ALSO HATE EVIL!! You’re only fooling yourselves if you think you can merely “love,” but not “hate.” We see this clearly in Christ’s devotion to righteousness in Isa. 11:5 and His hatred of iniquity in His life, ministry, and also death (see Jn. 3:19 and 11:37, 8).
Are We Faithful or Faithless?
CHRIST’S FAITHFULNESS to His Father’s Word and Will while on earth was demonstrated by His love of righteousness and hatred for and of wickedness…even hatred for the “religious” (see Matt. 23). Psalms 45:7 is the basis for this: “You love righteousness, uprightness and right standing with God, and hate wickedness; therefore God, Your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness…”
The true believer’s love of righteousness and hatred of evil will increase by:
a) growing in heartfelt love and compassion for those whose lives are being destroyed by sin (e.g. homosexuality and militant “Muslim” Islam currently), and
b) experiencing more and more oneness with God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who loved/loves righteousness and hated/hates iniquity (see Prov. 8:13; Ps. 94:16; 97:10; Amos 5:15; Rom. 12:9; 1 Jn. 2:15 and Rev. 2:6 etc.). Time
IT IS TIME to silence the enemies of Christ and Christianity by loving righteousness and hating iniquities.
It is time to get EXTREME, dear believers. It is not the time to DENY Biblical Truth, but to REPENT and TURN AWAY from the things that God hates, both “political” and “religious.”
The word “Extremist,” these days, has come to mean: anti-homosexual, anti-militant Islam, anti-Progressive views held by both the US Gov. and the satanic mainstream media and the effeminate, wussified, perverters of His Word, churchites.
If one holds to what Jesus taught and practiced (also those who penned the New Testament), one will come under FIRE by those in ruling positions in both church and state, as “potential terrorists”! Good! So be it!! To HELL with “Political/Religious Correctness.”
To bring it home in a more personal way, America’s sick prez. B.H. Obama, has of late proclaimed/exclaimed: “Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings” and he (or is it she!?) insists that “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” To HELL with Muhammad! His teaching and actions are totally condemned by Holy Scripture. Those “peaceful” and “compassionate” sayings of their (false) prophet have been REPLACED by the “Sword” and “hatred” ones. Who can refute this?
The truth is, as it stands today, America is under siege—with “cradle-to-grace” brainwashing against Holy Scripture! With a constant diet of PCism and erotic mindless entertainment, it makes SICK and SEEDY citizens who are unable to fight the good fight of faith (as described in 1 Tim. 6:12).
Make the Change Necessary
THE “CHANGE” I refer to is REPENTANCE —Biblical repentance. The Spirit of God is calling for “Repentance Revolution” NOW!! When God says: “Enough is Enough,” the curtain will come down…His sore judgments and punishments will be executed upon this nation, this world (see our “Operation Devastation” and “Repentance Revolution” Words up on our Youtube).
AS THE MILITANT HOMOSEXUAL MOVEMENT IS WELL UNDERWAY, IT IS TIME FOR GOD’S PEOPLE TO SILENCE THE ENEMIES.