Where are the men and women of valour in our nation?

by Nathan Barnard – also posted at www.theway.co.uk

UK citizens, along with nations globally, have faced restrictions due to a global pandemic. Such restrictions see Christians being prevented from worshipping collectively, due to assumptions that gathering or singing will spread the coronavirus, but will it? Why can we go to restaurants, pubs or the beach but believers are prevented from singing praises to God? Why are church leaders and clergy not challenging this? It is because the church has acquiesced through turning away from the word of God, in various degrees, to embrace a social gospel.

For the past two decades, Islamic extremist groups, have murdered innocent people in the name of their god, through waging a campaign of terrorising the west.  The US and her allies, since the twin towers attack, have been engaged in a fight against terrorism. However, the reality is that the Western nations have been plagued/struck by terror because they have rejected the LORD’s word through turning away from His precepts. The consequence of this is that the LORD sends our enemies to bring judgment.

43The foreigner living among you will rise higher and higher above you, while you sink down lower and lower. 44He will lend to you, but you will not lend to him. He will be the head, and you will be the tail.

45All these curses will come upon you. They will pursue you and overtake you until you are destroyed, since you did not obey the LORD your God and keep the commandments and statutes He gave you. 46These curses will be a sign and a wonder upon you and your descendants forever.

47Because you did not serve the LORD your God with joy and gladness of heart in all your abundance, 48you will serve your enemies the LORD will send against you in famine, thirst, nakedness, and destitution. He will place an iron yoke on your neck until He has destroyed you.

49The LORD will bring a nation from afar, from the ends of the earth, to swoop down upon you like an eagle—a nation whose language you will not understand, 50a ruthless nation with no respect for the old and no pity for the young. 51They will eat the offspring of your livestock and the produce of your land until you are destroyed. They will leave you no grain or new wine or oil, no calves of your herds or lambs of your flocks, until they have caused you to perish. 52They will besiege all the cities throughout your land, until the high and fortified walls in which you trust have fallen. They will besiege all your cities throughout the land that the LORD your God has given you. (Deuteronomy 28:43 – 52)

As God removes His hand of protection and blessing,  curses will  come upon the nation/people as judgment.

“However, if you do not obey the LORD your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come on you and overtake you.” (Deut. 28:15)[1]

Furthermore, we read in Leviticus 26:15-16 that the LORD will bring terror upon His people, Israel, if they turn away from the precepts  that He gave them to follow. [2] Moreover, if the people do not repent, further curses come upon them — wasting diseases and fever that will sap a person’s strength.[3]

Thus, we see that first, we were struck by terror, and now globally, we are gripped with fear of the coronavirus pandemic. People are terrified of contracting COVID-19 and therefore freely relinquish their human rights, like sheep to the slaughter, to the Globalist Satanic Kabbala’s tune.

People have been struck dumb, unable to make informed, rational decisions due to being paralysed by fear of contracting the unseen virus,[4] an enemy that, we are led to believe, will kill if we do not practice social distancing and wear face-masks. But where is the fear of the living God within the church? Should we not fear God who can not only kill the body but the soul also?

The unseen global reality, of what is transpiring globally is that God is judging the world. The LORD has given the nations over to their heart’s desires – lawlessness.  Furthermore, the blessings and the cursing which increase in severity, recorded in Deuteronomy 28-30 and Numbers 26, are what the book of Revelation outlines as taking place during the Great Tribulation – Jacob’s Trouble. The curses are for those who disobey God’s word and the blessings are for those who seek to humbly walk before the Living God, as they seek to work out their salvation.[5]

Therefore, let us not fear the virus or what will take place, for these are judgments for turning away from the LORD and His precepts. But instead, let us desist from being fearful and put our trust and hope in God – as we fear Him and nothing else. The coronavirus, whatever its origin, is a judgment of God because we have turned away from His word, but why has God allowed it?

For decades the body of Messiah has witnessed a watering down of the word of God, a process that has been propelled and birthed out of a lack of fear and reverence of the LORD. So this why we see today the leaders of the UK’s denominations bowing to political correctness like eunuchs, emasculated through embracing a social gospel to appease the masses. When was the Gospel ever supposed to appease the masses? The Gospel, when preached in its entirety, causes sinners to repent, as it convicts them of their sins. Without a person being convicted, they cannot accept God’s free gift of salvation made available through His grace which we receive through faith.

If today’s churches are preaching a social/politically correct gospel, then is this not a different gospel? IS this not a gospel that will spiritually give birth to a different, corrupted form of faith? Furthermore, which god do these people believe in? A social gospel is not the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The apostle Paul wrote in his letter to the church in Galatia,

I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the Gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God’s curse!

10 Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.” (Galatians 1:6-10)

Paul clearly states that he is not seeking to appease man, and those who seek to please people are not servants of God. Further, Paul states twice that those who preach such a gospel are to be cursed. But why, cursed? It is because they are false teachers, ministers of God who do not preach the Gospel of Christ and therefore have led people astray — something that has eternal consequences.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ demands that we proclaim the truth of the word of God while providing support/help to those in need, the widows, the orphans, those society has rejected. But to do this, we do not need to water the Gospel down, but rather, our actions affirm the Gospel of Christ.

It is time for believers to wake up and stop feasting on the putrid, fast food of the social gospel and feast on the pure word of God, one that will nourish and sustain you, rather than cause you to chase after one spiritual high after another because you are never satisfied. It is time the people of God feared the LORD that they say they follow, and have surrendered their lives to! — to stop playing at belief and to believe in the God of the Bible.

The word of God is true, just as Paul writes in his letter to Timothy stating:

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work”.[6]

God in His word informs us that He does not change, so why do Christian leaders believe we must modify the word of God to make it palatable?

I have been to many different gatherings as a minister and witnessed services where the worship is a performance similar to a secular concert. At these events, I have seen people on the stage perform in darkened rooms, as the people dance to the tune of the band, as people declare that what is taking place is of the Holy Spirit. Let me say, much of what happens in these meetings may be anointed, but whose anointing? The devil is an anointed cherub who is very much at home in the church. One has only to look for example at what takes place at Bethel, the Toronto blessing and Todd Bentley to see the profanity that is allowed and propagated in the name of God within the emerging church movement.[7]

I urge people to have wisdom and discernment and be good Bereans testing everything.[8] Do not merely accept what transpires during worship or what is spoken by a church leader. The Bible is full of accounts of when spiritual leaders have got it wrong and misled the people, or when Israel has incorporated pagan worship in their worship to the LORD. These are things the LORD detests and admonishes His people not to do.[9]

It is time for the men and women of God to wake up, to get serious with God and their faith! They should stop doing what they feel is right in their own eyes,[10] but rather seek to fear the living God and start proclaiming the Gospel of Christ in power and with authority. Time is short; people are crying out for answers. Thus, it is time the body of Messiah repented as it humbly seeks God so that it can move in the power and the anointing given to it, rather than proclaiming a wishy-washy gospel and the anointing of the spirit of lawlessness that is in much of the church today. 

I believe that time is short; judgment has commenced and will only get worse with each subsequent wave. Do not be ignorant of the fact that judgment will start in the house of God, as He searches the hearts and minds of His people and judges sin. However, God is preparing and calling a remnant within this generation — a remnant who have surrendered everything unto God and set themselves apart as Holy unto the Lord. This group will go out into the highways and byways and declare the word of the LORD with boldness. Signs and wonders will follow, and many will come to faith. Yet others will reject the message because the true Gospel will offend the prevailing status quo of the emerging Satanic World Order. Shortly believers will be imprisoned for their faith and others will lose their lives because of it, as Christians will be persecuted in all nations.

Remember, the Holy Spirit will not contradict the word of God. We are witnessing the establishment of the antichrist system, so believers should prepare spiritually and physically for the days ahead. The only secure place is accessed through surrendering yourself to the LORD .

The gift of salvation is free; we cannot earn or buy it, but to accept it we must surrender our life to God. A follower of Messiah is one who has surrendered their lives to God, someone who seeks God’s will and not their own, as they lay their life. The question is, are you prepared to give your life to God in order to gain life? — a life with divine purpose and blessings.

We are at the dawn of a new age. Therefore, I urge people to seek life and not death, blessings and not curses.[11] Life is found only through Jesus the Messiah, as we surrender to God and follow Messiah’s example of how to live. The choice is yours; what will you choose?

Remember and consider — your decision will have eternal consequences!

It is time for the people of God to stand up and tie their colours to the mast.

[1] Bible (NIV)

[2] Leviticus 26:15-16 (NIV) and if you reject my decrees and abhor my laws and fail to carry out all my commands and so violate my covenant, 16 then I will do this to you: I will bring on you sudden terror, wasting diseases and fever that will destroy your sight and sap your strength…

[3] Ibid.

[4] Psychologies know that the body’s coping mechanism for dealing with fear, causes, through the release of certain chemicals, a person to be unable to make rational decisions as the part of the brain that processes normal functions is reduced temporarily to allow the body to deal with the stress of the situation. Furthermore, it is detrimental for a person to remain in a constant state of fear, making them more susceptible to ill health, as it affects the person’s immune system.

[5] Philippians 2:12 

[6] 2 Timothy 3:16-17 – NIV Bible 

[7] The emerging church espouses a social political gospel. What we witness through the Toronto Blessing, Todd Bentley and Bethel, while some people do encounter God, in the most part, what transpires is under the anointing of a spirit of lawlessness. But, please don’t take my word for it, check this out!

[8] Acts 17:11

[9] Deut. 12:1-8; Jeremiah 10

[10] Deut. 12:8

[11] Deut. 30:15-20

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