Avante Garde
by General James Green

Arise soldiers of God, up and out of the foxholes of death. Throw off the uniform of RELIGION and don the uniform of RIGHTEOUSNESS. There is a new sound in the land, the sound of God's true soldiers renewing their covenant, sharpening their swords making ready for the offensive. The Lord's Avant-Garde, His Holy Vanguard, is unfurling the flag of victory. The battle standard is rising up and out of the fox holes (churches) of death!!

Too long has the church of Christ (so-called) been content with making excuses for inactivity. All delays, half-hearted resolutions and half way reforms are so many triumphs for the enemies of the cross of Christ. For while they encourage each other to hope for victory, they only deceive themselves into thinking we are doing something, when in reality they are doing nothing!

Can't we see that this thing called religion --churchianity-- is causing terrible death among God's ranks, as an organic analogy, death occurs when the body stops replacing itself, any living organism must have the power to regenerate itself automatically. When the body of Christ loses it's health, it can no longer resist the sin that eats away at it. When various segments start fighting and destroying each other, we have a disorder similar to cancer or AIDS in the body. Sick and dying soldiers are not fit for active, front-lines duty, nor are the ministers (officers) fit to command the troops into the warfare. A replacement must be made and this is what our great commander, the Lord of Hosts, is doing.

The Christian who says he will try, or is only trying to cease from an evil habit by a gradual process is not more than half resolved about quitting. A full and hearty determination to quit, now, to touch not, taste not, handle not, is more than half the work of reform from any evil. Sin, like the aggressive cancer cell, and like the destroyer AIDS, will destroy us emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

Why remain in the fox-holes of churchianity? How long will you hide from the enemy? Arise, take the offensive and do the duty which the Lord commands you. How can you grow in grace and knowledge with an uplifted heart of rebellion and cowardly response? No one can possibly be growing in grace, advancing a single step heavenward, while disobeying His commands. You can choose to die in your rebellion, but as for me, I am continuing to choose obedience and consequently advance.

Can't you hear the battle cry? Can't you see the gathering, the forming up of His Avante Garde? Can't you perceive the signs of the times? A new eldership is rising, a new leadership. The Lord's Spirit is stirring the hearts of men, the hearts of women, boys and girls. Souls that are captive to sin and Satan await liberation, God's mighty Liberation Army is on the horizon. As the old church whore breathes her last rebellious breath, a new, glorious Holy Tribal Nation is in the formation.

As in the days of Jeremiah the Prophet of God, so in this present dispensation of grace --rebellion has spoiled the ranks. "In this manner says Yahweh, stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way; and walk in it, and you shall find rest for your souls; but they (Israel) said, we will not walk in it. And I set watchmen (elders, leaders) over you, saying, listen to the sound of the trumpet; but they said, we will not listen. Therefore hear, you nations and know, o congregation, what is among them. Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not listened to my words; and as for my law, they have rejected it." Jer. 6:16-19. Let us repent today of our rebellion, our stubbornness, our evil thoughts. Why die with the rebellious? Repent, reform, and join, God's Revolutionary Avant Garde.

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