The Daily Word of Righteousness

I Never Knew You, continued

And I saw what looked like a sea of glass mixed with fire and, standing beside the sea, those who had been victorious over the beast and his image and over the number of his name. They held harps given them by God. (Revelation 15:2—NIV)

They have gained victory over the beast, his image, and the number of his name.

The beast is the spirit of man-centeredness, man making himself God. The image of the beast is probably money, in line with the image of gold set up by Nebuchadnezzar. We notice that Charismatic people are attempting to use faith in Jesus as a means of becoming wealthy.

The number of the beast's name is 666, a trinity of sixes. Six is the number of man because man was created on the sixth day. 666 is man making himself God.

God has given harps to the true Christians. He Himself has become their Song.

They sing the song of Moses and the song of the Lamb, not as in that wretched Dispensationalism that seeks to separate the Lamb from Moses, the Christian Church from God's previous work with His timeless saints.

They praise, worship, and adore God, recognizing that He alone is holy and that all nations will come and worship before Him. God's righteousness has been revealed in Christ and those who belong to Christ, while the wicked have been judged.

This is a true portrayal of the exemplary Christian assembly.

Go to any Christian gathering today. What will you find? The accent is on people, what people plan to do "for Christ."

It is not often one finds an assembly, seminar, or convocation where God is adored. Time may be set aside for praise and worship but it is clear there is a human agenda. To just wait on the Lord without making plans to save the world seems to be difficult for us.

I personally am sick of hearing what people are going to do. I want to hear about the wonderful works of God and how the nations will finally come and worship before Him.

You know, it is not our responsibility to save the world. Our responsibility is to adore the Lord and to obey Him implicitly.

We see, then, that self-centered Christians will be deceived into supporting the Antichrist government.

Already in the United States we have a government which has legalized abortion and homosexual unions. What is next? In today's paper we find a publisher in China producing a book that describes the alleged immorality of the leader of a democratic nation and a professed Christian. Can you imagine with what reverence the Chinese people will regard this statesman? The Chinese leaders are tough and wise and in some instances have rejected Christians because of their immorality. All nations recognize and respect virtue and China is no exception!

Please do not interpret the above as an endorsement of the torture and murder of Christians and other people who disagree with Chinese policy. The Chinese leaders responsible for atrocities will answer for their practices in the Day of Judgment. Nevertheless, I think the dynamics are as stated above.

The President of the United States professes to be a Christian and from time to time consults with Christian leaders to help him make policy. This is an example of the spirit of man-centeredness in both the secular and religious realms working together in harmony.

To be continued.