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4 The LORD hath made all things for Himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil. (Proverbs 16:4)

 

The above verse was attempted to be snuffed out early on. The prominent Septuagint translators who translated the Hebrew text to Greek from 300 to 200 BC felt compelled to delete the verse altogether. It disquiets those who think that the verse is implying or could be misunderstood by others that God then must be evil or wicked if He made the wicked. Today, the verse is scalped and thrown to the ground in triumph by those who believe that they are fighting the enemies of the “love” of Jesus (Micah 3:1-4).

 

Father, may we see and understand. May You be glorified through Jesus Christ.

 

11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. (I Peter 4:11)

 

May the Holy Spirit touch our spiritual ears to hear in His understanding and not our own. May our eyes be opened to see our Holy and Righteous King, Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

Ambiguous enemy
The workings of evil & 666
The enemy defined
I am God, not gods
Back again
A different mark
The nature of God’s free will

 

To understand Proverbs 16:4, “The LORD hath made all things for Himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil,” we need to unravel some misconceptions that man has taken in. It is like needing to learn tennis from scratch if we initially played with an improper hand grip on the racket. We might have been able to get the ball over the net and even hit the ball back and forth; but we do not play in freedom or with much skill until the incorrect hand grip is adjusted. The wrist and arm muscles then work with much more ease and we can control the ball more accurately. The opportunity to excel is afforded to us when we have things lined up correctly. May our thoughts be adjusted according to God’s thoughts so that we move in Him with greater skill according to His will. This article will focus on understanding evil, free will, and defining the enemies of God.

 

Ambiguous enemy

The corrupt teacher ministry is utilized to bombard us with their teachings of what is good and what is bad. It has brought about a purposed ambiguity to not know or see whom and what our enemies are. Recall from the song of Lucifer “I by you will” that the first step for man to serve evil is with teaching, indoctrination, as though there is no God whom we are accountable to. If the door can be opened for continual wicked teaching by the traitors, heady, and high-minded teachers (II Timothy 3:4, 19 & --119), people start to develop their faith in and for those beliefs and teachings. The traitors subdue our natural ability to discern spirits and exercise an incorrect discernment rather than godly discernment. The heady tear down faith in the Lord and the Holy Spirit and develop the faith within others to accept incorrect belief systems. The high-minded teach methods on how to repetitively practice and put into power what brings about destruction. This means that they are able to use their power for productivity to destroy rather than to build. The corrupt teachers omit God’s truth and embrace false teachings, by their faith, and then they become willing to defend those beliefs, by their faith. They utilize the same operations as those who follow Christ, by faith, and labour unto Him. We receive what we learn by faith to then implement that teaching into our lives that then can produce results. This is just one reason why it is good to read Scripture and keep His teachings flowing into our mind, heart, and emotions so that we learn and keep learning “that good, acceptable, and perfect will of God” by the renewing of our mind (Romans 12:2).

 

God has enemies. We have enemies. And we are in line with God when our enemies are the same as His. As described in Theme parks, looking at life as though we are in a star wars of good versus evil is not accurate. Scripture tells us to teach and to learn what is the good and what is the bad, and to eschew evil (Amos 5:14-15, Romans 12:9, III John 1:11). We are admonished to do good and to not do evil. We want to be good figs and not evil figs (Jeremiah 24:1-10). But when we view our existence in this limited way, we are not seeing God in His fullness. And when we do not see God correctly, we see ourselves and our enemies incorrectly also. Recall that it is time to move past the basic foundations that have been put down over and over again (Hebrews 6:1-3). And we will do this as God permits.

 

23 And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean. (Ezekiel 44:23)

 

13 And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also? 14 Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel. 15 Butter and honey shall He eat, that He may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good. 16 For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both her kings. (Isaiah 7:13-16)

 

Recall that the tree of knowledge in the Garden of Eden was a tree of knowledge. The knowledge of both good and evil came from the same tree. The tree was not at war with itself. It was one tree that had the fruit of knowledge of good and evil. And when Adam and Eve ate the fruit of the tree their eyes were open to that knowledge. The knowledge of good and evil.

 

18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. (Matthew 7:18)

 

To have knowledge of good and evil was unnecessary for man to have in the garden. Man was walking and talking with God in the garden (Genesis 2 & 3). However, we are now responsible for discerning good and evil, and to abhor that which is evil and to do good.

 

11 For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of Him that calleth; (Romans 9:11)

 

12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love Him. 13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth He any man: 14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. (James 1:12-15)

 

In order to know what is good and evil, we also need to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil because God is the measure for this, not man. It is from His tree, the tree that He created that we eat to learn and discern what is good and what is evil. It is not immediately given to us in fullness of understanding, but it is exercised and worked in us by the Holy Spirit’s teaching and the Word.

 

14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. (Hebrews 5:14)

 

11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. 12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. (I Peter 3:11-12)

 

God appropriates evil, creation, circumstances, people, etc. just as effectively and efficiently as He does “good” (II Chronicles 18:18-22, Job 1:6-12, Luke 4:13, II Corinthians 12:7 to list just a few examples). Recall the time of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness. Let us no longer act or be surprised by this. We see this exemplified much in Scripture and in our daily lives. To understand this in a very simplified form, we run to God when evil around us gets “really” bad, just like the children of Israel did (I Corinthians 10:1-11). This is to our shame.

 

14 But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled [terrified] him. (I Samuel 16:14)

 

10 For I have set My face against this city for evil, and not for good, saith the LORD: it shall be given into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall burn it with fire. (Jeremiah 21:10)

 

12 For the inhabitant of Maroth waited carefully for good: but evil came down from the LORD unto the gate of Jerusalem. (Micah 1:12)

 

13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from Him for a season. (Luke 4:13)

 

7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. (II Corinthians 12:7)

 

19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck: 20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme. (I Timothy 1:19-20)

 

When we as individuals or as a nation decide to depart from God, He withdraws Himself at our will and our choice. He then is just to release us to the evil that we desire to interact with or to be ruled by those we have tolerated, judged, or embraced as “not that bad” as long as they do not directly harm me and mine too much. We say to God, “We want only this much of You and Your protection.” But we also want to make sure we have a place to go home to at night. And He gives us those desires, those choices, of our hearts and minds.

 

This is the point where people start to scatter and break off from eating from the tree of knowledge because it is much more comfortable to think of things in terms of good versus evil, and then to tack on the idea of gradients of good and evil. Things become more unclear as to exactly whom and what the enemies of God are, and who are our enemies. And this is the place where the matriarch goes into auto pilot with: “Well, God is in control, God has a plan” and that is all we need to know from here on out. “Hey, none of us are perfect” is the addendum that is given to encompass all of those grey areas that are not good enough in our own eyes about others or ourselves. A neutrality kicks in to avoid being offensive to others or even to God, and this is what it means to be lukewarm where we have no desire for new prophetic seeds of gold to expand our understanding of God or to grow and mature in Him. We like to stay living and thinking that there are two sides and we are on the good side. We cleave to the understanding that God is good, and that by faith we know He will work everything out for our good (Romans 8:28). We use the dissected Romans 8:28 blanket as the default to cover our ears and eyes to life and what is around us in the present. Then when evil is blatantly before our eyes “enough” by our own standards we admonish ourselves with Edmund Burke’s "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Man tends to keep the idea of good versus evil up until the concept breaks down because “good” just does not keep staying good enough.

 

18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good. (Ecclesiastes 9:18)

 

Then we tell God that we will behave better if He takes action for us so that things are more livable in a condition where good outweighs the bad just enough so that we are free enough to live how we want to. This way of living and thinking is permitted to us if we choose it by the free will that God has given to us. It is living on a line of two extremes and it is empty and without God’s form.

 

The workings of evil & 666

As a very quick foundational overview: We can accept that evil is utilized by God for His purposes even when our enemies have planned it for evil.

 

20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. (Genesis 50:20)

 

We can understand and accept that our own sin or the sin of others invites evil workings into our life. And that when God tries our hearts and understanding it is God’s intention to openly reveal to us what is in our heart and understanding so that we can be sanctified, cleansed, and holy unto Him (Ephesians 5:26-27). It is to our benefit when we seek His searching of us. But let us also keep in mind that the tempter is Satan and those in Satan’s army, not God (Matthew 4:1-11, Matthew 16:1, Matthew 22:18).

 

31 Howbeit in the business of the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent unto him to enquire of the wonder that was done in the land, God left him, to try him, that He might know all that was in his heart. (II Chronicles 32:31)

 

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: 24 And see if there be any wicked way [way of pain or grief] in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. (Psalm 139:23-24)

 

2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. (James 1:2-4)

 

12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love Him. 13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth He any man: 14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. (James 1:12-15)

 

And we can understand that man will call God’s chastening as “evil” and that many times correction is not received (Proverbs 5:11-14, Jeremiah 2:30, Jeremiah 7:28).

 

10 Correction is grievous [evil] unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die. (Proverbs 15:10)

 

7 Unto you therefore which believe He is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, 8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence [a trap, a snare], even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. (I Peter 2:7-8)

 

And God declares that He brings evil.

 

12 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Behold, I am bringing such evil upon Jerusalem and Judah, that whosoever heareth of it, both his ears shall tingle. (II Kings 21:12)

 

37 For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies, and before them that seek their life: and I will bring evil upon them, even my fierce anger, saith the LORD; and I will send the sword after them, till I have consumed them: 38 And I will set my throne in Elam, and will destroy from thence the king and the princes, saith the LORD. (Jeremiah 49:37-38)

 

We understand that God uses evil for correction, for exposing our hearts and thoughts, to perfect us in learning obedience (Hebrews 5:8, Hebrews 12:7-11), and to also destroy wickedness itself. It is good when we are tried and He finds our hearts to be blameless before Him. And if our understanding or thoughts are found deficient we know that God is our source to adjust and correct them if we are willing to submit to His righteous judgements. This is how we grow in His grace and the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (II Peter 3:18).

 

Now, let us go further. The workings of evil can be understood more easily by using numbers or also by looking at it in a visual form. If we put things that seem vague into visual pictures or also into numerical form sometimes it helps to understand a more evasive concept. It can explain the ‘hows’ and the ‘whys’ when words may not hit the target quite so easily. Then when we go back to the word form the concept can grow because we have fertilized them and poured water into them. “Evil” is in this category and we can use the number of the beast to help us see and to also put God back into the picture in the very place where man ignores Him to be.

 

18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. (The Revelation 13:18)

 

What evil looks like in the spirit realm is a removing or isolating from God’s creation. It is modifying, eliminating, dissecting, rearranging God’s Form. Recall from the Music post that Lucifer used what was given to him by God to delete parts and combine parts, in his free will. In the spirit realm 666 is a part of a very long sequence of numbers with numbers before and after it: …3593947436…..666….3928384…. It is part of God’s creation, what He has made. This also can be applied to light because the number 666 is also a specific color. It is a specific shade of aqua. Now hold on right here. Does this mean once we have this understanding that we no longer wear aqua or use aqua? Or become cautious of aqua or using 6s? Absolutely not. All colors of light, all numbers, all verses talking about Lucifer, all verses not talking about Lucifer, everything is for us to freely use according to His purposes and His Form. We are not to be afraid of numbers, colors, etc. The …666… is a working within God’s creation. In its place, where God designed it to be, it is of great beauty and purpose. All things are from the Lord, by the Lord, and For Himself.

 

16 For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him: 17 And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist. (Colossians 1:16-17)

 

7 When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever: 8 But thou, LORD, art most high for evermore. (Psalm 92:7-8)

 

1 Righteous art thou, O LORD, when I plead with thee: yet let me talk with thee of thy judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they happy that deal very treacherously? 2 Thou hast planted them, yea, they have taken root: they grow, yea, they bring forth fruit: thou art near in their mouth, and far from their reins. (Jeremiah 12:1-2)

 

From the above illustrations, we can now understand Proverbs 16:4.

 

4 The LORD hath made all things for Himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil. (Proverbs 16:4)

 

It may be a thought for some to then reason, so evil comes from God. This is not so, just as “no lie is of the truth” (I John 2:21); and just as 666 is not of the number sequence of God's ...666.... Creation can be defiled by our own free will because God gave dominion to man “over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth” (Genesis 1:26,28).

 

44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. (John 8:44)

 

21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth. (I John 2:21)

 

25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more [rather] than the Creator, Who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind [a mind void of judgement], to do those things which are not convenient; (Romans 1:25-28)

 

In Romans 1:25-28 above, the spiritual meaning of “women” is referring to the soul of man, and “men” is referring to the spirit of man. The natural use of the soul is to be submitted to our spirit. The soul’s work and expression will only flourish in the Lord when it is submitted to the spirit within a person and also unto the Lord. And the spirit of man is not to play the role of a soul or relinquish its authority. In addition, when the spirit of man takes unto itself other spirits (verses 27-28) God gives their mind up to exist without judgement because they no longer want God in their knowledge.

 

The following is a tangible example to understand evil. God has made the ability for a man to bond with a woman. Sexuality is part of that picture. Sexuality in God’s order of things, in His framework, by His formula, in His number sequence, and in the color of it can produce life. It generates bonding, it has the potential for reproducing, and it also has the ability for growth of intimacy within the relationship. Sexuality is also described, defined, by a number; and it also flows within sequences of other numbers. When sexuality is removed from its design and purpose, it can be transitioned for and to evil like using children for sex. Once anything is removed from its defined use, its sequence of surrounding numbers, it will produce death and corruption because it is removing God’s breath and knowledge from it. It is taking the raw material of God’s gifts and creation to utilize for our own purpose separated and apart from God. When 666 is manipulated by those who work evil, it is no longer in the sequence of numbers and is no longer in God’s form. Just like when a person violates a child sexually, it is not sex; it is something else altogether that just uses sexual anatomical parts for evil. It is without life and the breath of God. This is what evil is and this is what the substance of evil consists of.

 

We do not fear sex, 666, a color. There is no fear to be had in anything other than God Himself (Matthew 10:28). It is the fear of man that ensnares our soul. The number of the beast “is of a man” (The Revelation 13:18b). This is an open boasting in the spirit realm against man by the beast. The isolated 666 declares that man is being used to the fullest extent in their spirit, soul, and body. Recall “I by you will” song of Lucifer.

 

6 The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do unto me? (Psalm 118:6 NIV translation)

 

25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe [set on high]. (Proverbs 29:25)

 

18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. (The Revelation 13:18)

 

At this point we do not run to the camp that says, see, God is in control, we just let Him deal with evil and the wickedness that is around us. No, the above verses are to embolden us. We see His creation, we see Him, and we see evil in its context more clearly. Let us not forget that we have not yet resisted unto blood, and if we are still alive we are still in our race (Hebrews 12:1-4, I Corinthians 9:24).

 

Now that we see that “evil” is utilized by God and for His purposes, and we are also able to understand that this does not mean that God endorses us to call evil good and good evil (Isaiah 5:20-23), we can move on. We can take in more. We do not fear evil because it is evil. We fear only God because we have eaten of the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil.

 

The enemy defined

 

30 He that is not with Me is against Me; and he that gathereth not with Me scattereth abroad. (Matthew 12:30)

 

The above passage is also found in Luke 11:23. Jesus is speaking. Jesus Christ the son of God. The Saviour. It is clear; and there is no place to go from His words. We are with Him or we are against Him. There is no, “and I am also known by another name and it is akin to your Buddha, your Mohammed, your gods.” When one talks like this, they are the enemy of Jesus. It does not matter if the person is saved from eternal hell by receiving Jesus Christ as their Saviour or if they talk a lot about spiritual things or even if they are doing a lot of good to overcome evil. There is no, “and you can attribute to Me as being whatever and whomever you perceive Me to be.” As though Jesus is not aware of what is out there. As though Jesus is naïve to the workings of the universe and the hosts of heaven. As though, because He seems to talk plainly to us at times, there has to be more that He is not aware of now that we are so enlightened. As though He did not see the fall of Satan from heaven (Luke 10:18). As though He is not God and submitted Himself unto becoming a man (Philippians 2:8). As though He did not create the heavens and the earth.

 

7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. (Isaiah 45:7)

 

Matthew 12:30, given above, follows a discourse about casting devils out by the Spirit of God (Matthew 12:28). He was questioned by whose authority He was casting out devils and healing people. There is a correlation between our spiritual work and whether we are with Jesus or against Him, and whether we are gathering with Him or scattereth abroad. The questioners were the Pharisees, who are those who operate in the perverted pastoral ministry and uphold the matriarchal system. They are those who misuse the natural use of the soul and the spirit, Romans 1:25-28 above, the judgement haters who no longer have the knowledge of God in them and are doing and promoting things that are not convenient. They believed Jesus was working under and by the authority of Beelzebub (Matthew 12:24). They were aware of evil spirits. They had the evil versus good mentality. Us good, you bad. Bad equals demons. But Jesus throws a fast ball right over the plate. He declared the Holy Spirit and the Kingdom of God, POP! into the catcher’s mitt.

 

28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the Kingdom of God is come unto you. (Matthew 12:28)

 

Jesus is consolidating Himself with working by the Holy Spirit and that doing so signifies that the Kingdom of God has come. Recall that when Jesus ascended and the Holy Spirit descended is where we are in time now. We are in the “for ever” and are to operate by the Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ. Before Matthew 12:28, Jesus pointed out that “every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand” (Matthew 12:25).

 

The pastoral matriarchy likes to do a lot of talking in circles with very little spiritual content while talking about spiritual things and that is why the Spirit of Babylon, Jeremiah 50 & 51, is the oppressor of the Holy Spirit’s pastoral ministry’s gifts of tongues [author of Shamah-Elim, phone call 2014]. They subdue any sort of substantive communication and understanding to make sure that eternal labouring in the Holy Spirit is removed or perverted as much as possible. This is mimicked in the manifested form of the current communication snuff out and censorship. They are the “that doesn’t sound like it is from God” talkers when presented with anything that goes against their Babylonian system. God love, you not love. God good, God not bad. God forgive, God simple, God mad now but will forgive. Jesus water boy. Cats good, dogs bad. Is that what we believe now? o.k. Dogs good, cats bad. Judging bad. We judge God sounding judging evil. Jesus gentle. Jesus takes place of mean God. You mean, you bad, you crazy. Must destroy.

 

Because God’s knowledge is not in the mind of the pastoral matriarchy there is no ability to discern the enemies of Jesus, and man has transitioned to determining that if it is “good” by our own standards, then it is acceptable enough to God; and if it is “evil” enough then it must be the enemy of God. Good and evil are no longer understood from the tree of knowledge. It is something that is judged in man’s own understanding. When man becomes the determiner of what is good and what is evil without the tree of knowledge given by God, it begins to oppress the free will of man. Man then destroys himself by omission; and the enemies of Jesus Christ reign.

 

There is no free will when we cut out Jesus Christ because Jesus came to fulfill the law and the prophets. In Him is wisdom, judgement, righteousness, holiness. He is the way, the truth, and the life. And we do not operate in the Will of the Father by the Holy Spirit without Jesus Christ.

 

6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me. (John 14:6)

 

This can be exemplified in another way. The United States of America was built on the understanding of the trinity and the functions that each member operates in. The Executive Branch is a representation of God the Father’s labours, the Judicial Branch is the representation of Jesus Christ, and the Legislative Branch is the representation of the Holy Spirit. For many years the Word, Jesus Christ, has been chipped out of the Judicial Branch. A little here and a lot there. And as The Word, the Bible, has been removed from our eyes, Truth has become obsolete. We can live for a short time if wickedness comes in and out of the Executive Branch and the Legislative Branch when term limits were maintained. But when the laws of the land became the laws of man with man determining what is good and what is evil the house cannot stand. The Constitution then became the replacement for The Word, Jesus Christ, which is Truth. And even though the Constitution was shaped by the understanding of the Word of God, it became the replacement of the Word of God, without God. This is the pattern of the workings of evil as described earlier when a part of God’s creation is isolated out, manipulated, and removed from the life of God Himself. The supposed division of church and state shifted to mean keeping Jesus Christ and God, the One and Only living God, out of the government. As though one could or would want to separate their belief system from the running of the state that was God breathed and God blessed. And this is why the United States is fighting for its life now, because Jesus Christ was dismissed from the Bench and then the gifts of the Holy Spirit’s wealth were allotted by the Legislative Branch and the SES to produce temporary wealth and transferred resources from the United States back under the Crown’s skirt, the UN, and to those currently in charge of the United States government and their foundations.

 

[The almost 10,000 strong unelected life members and salary drawers of the SES, which is parallel to the headquarters/leaders of the Jewish, catholic, and protestant matriarchal sects, now control the workings of the government, the heads of all of the agencies and departments, the Legislative Branch, and the majority of the Judicial Branch. This is why we see those from the past administrations still “working”, presenting themselves, and being presented (C. Rice, S. Rice, V. Jarrett, Nikki Haley, Lindsey Graham, McConnell, Jeff Sessions, Mueller, Comey, William Barr, E. Holder, B. Kavanaugh, Gowdy, to name just a few). And this is why so few new appointments have been accepted since the 2016 election, unless they are SES members. It is also how investigations by committees are shuffled back and forth to one another to “look into” things with nothing found unless one of their own must be sacrificed to appease the citizens for a while. But when those few are found guilty of anything, they have little consequences for their actions while still drawing their large lifetime SES paychecks. The SES knows about, put into law, and operates in the freedom to give false statements to the courts, Congress, and the agencies without liability (False Statements Accountability Act of 1996, subsection b), which is how and why the Congressional Hearings are a sham. Remember Benghazi. Just as the pastoral matriarchy has taken the position of mediator between God and man, the SES is the mediator between the citizens and the government. Their interests and loyalties are to their own separate flag and oath that serves to protect themselves and the Globalist’s ideals. Even though most agencies do not know what the other agencies are doing, when it comes to implementing a “program” they operate as one fluid unit, which is how the lockdown happened so quickly without due process. The agencies were preparing for “such a thing” in advance. The secretive SES incorporates the philosophy that the way things really are or should be is just too complicated for the citizens to understand and that it is in the citizens’ best interest to not expose them to what we are doing and who we are. The SES has no incentive to confront, investigate, or prosecute foundations and corporations that are funded by the deep pockets who own the majority of the world’s wealth. They are working towards the same goal.]

 

The ability to control and manipulate the citizens is in full swing and was accomplished when the Holy Spirit was blasphemed (Matthew 12:30-33), which came after the removal of Jesus Christ. As the enemies of Jesus Christ have taken over the government of the United States, freedom was removed. Freedom was transitioned to mean that America is responsible for upholding the freedoms for all of man’s religions to operate with the absurd rationale that if we uphold the enemies of Jesus Christ that it would somehow allow our own freedoms to be sustained; as though our freedom never came from God in the first place but from the Constitution rather than the Word of God, rather than Jesus Christ. The knowledge of God is no longer in the mind of America.

 

31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on Him, If ye continue in My word [“logos” judgement word], then are ye My disciples indeed; 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:31-32)

 

Once the distortion took ahold that the government’s role was to abstain from Jesus Christ and God, the freedom of Jesus Christ was removed. Meanwhile, the citizens have paid and continue to pay for their own enslavement to wicked men through taxes. This is also how the matriarchal vassals have sustained their own spiritual oppression and abort their own eternal spiritual calls while giving their tithes and offerings to sustain their pastors, rabbis, and priests.

 

Notice the quick rebuttal that was snapped back after Jesus spoke verse 32.

 

32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 33 They answered Him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? 34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. 35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. 36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. 37 I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill Me, because My word hath no place in you. 38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. 39 They answered and said unto Him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham. 40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. (John 8:32-40)

 

These are the same words as we hear today. But we are free in America. We live under the Constitution. That is enough. We were a Christian nation founded on Judeo-Christian values. Notice that they said that they were never in bondage as though their lineage was not besieged and taken by the king of Babylon (Daniel 1:1). This is what matriarchal Christians are saying and praying now; the ones that seek help now in America. Now they want the tougher God of the Hebrew text, that harsh One to show His power to move on their behalf. They want to appeal to that God, the same way the Jews in John 8 appealed back to their heritage to Abraham. They wanted to make it clear that they believed that there was no correlation between God and Jesus who was declaring to them that freedom came from Him, the Judiciary Branch. We have dismissed the work of Jesus, the judgments of Jesus, and why He actually came on earth. It was for us to operate as Jesus did on earth in the power of the Holy Spirit, not as neutered boys who are unable to judge with God’s knowledge “to know to refuse the evil, and choose the good” (Isaiah 7:15 above). There is no freedom in anything or anywhere at the exclusion of Jesus Christ the Lord.

 

30 He that is not with Me is against Me; and he that gathereth not with Me scattereth abroad. (Matthew 12:30)

 

When we dismiss Jesus or make Him less than what He is, we are out of line with God. Jesus was not a means to an end; He is the Alpha and the Omega. We are either with Him or against Him, even in, especially in, the year 2020.

 

I am God, not gods

Recall from the Performance Art post that we are to operate as gods unto the Lord with Jesus Christ as the perfect template on how to do that. “Ye are gods; and all of you are sons of the Most High” (Psalm 82:6 and also found with Jesus speaking in John 10:34-38). We are to operate like this on earth because we are made in the image of God. The Hebrew word for gods is “'elohiym” in Psalm 82:6, and “theos” is the Greek word used in the John 10:34-38 passage. Exodus 22:9 given below is just one example of how man is to operate as 'elohiym gods where the KJV translated 'elohiym (gods) as “judges”.

 

9 For all manner of trespass, whether it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, or for any manner of lost thing, which another challengeth to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before the judges ['elohiym, gods]; and whom the judges ['elohiym, gods] shall condemn, he shall pay double unto his neighbour. (Exodus 22:9)

 

When Scripture speaks about different domesticated animals, it is referring to the different gifts of the Holy Spirit that a person possesses. Notice that the above verse is talking about what happens if those things are stolen or lost. When we are aware that spiritual gifts have been stolen from ourselves, from another, or from nations, we have the authority in the Lord Jesus Christ to 'elohiym judge those in both the spirit realm and on earth. Once the judgement is spoken in the Lord, it holds; and those who are sentenced carry the weight of that judgement. They cannot escape it from the Court and Bench of Jesus Christ. This is why the matriarchy endorses the indoctrination that it is unloving to judge and shuns the idea that we are to operate as the sons of the Most High (Psalm 82:6 & John 10:34-35). The power is immense; and it is how God has chosen to work His power through and in mankind. Jesus is judgement. The judgement of sin and death. Recall that it is always the same cycle. The purpose for God’s people to judge was removed first within the desire of the heart of God’s people, it was witnessed in the spiritual realm, and then became manifested on earth not only in the matriarchy but then expanded to all aspects of life on earth and now America. Judging was relinquished to the government and to those who run the government. The America that was founded on the trinity of God the Father, Jesus Christ the Lord, and the Holy Spirit. The America that was established for man to have the freedom to judge himself.

 

Below is a passage that speaks of a man who had no desire to labour unto the Lord as gods 'elohiym.

 

1 The word of the LORD [Jehovah] came again unto me, saying, 2 Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD [Adonai Jehovah]; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God ['El], I sit in the seat of gods ['elohiym, plural god], in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God ['El], though thou set thine heart as the heart of gods ['elohiym, plural god]: 3 Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee: 4 With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches [strength, power], and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures: 5 By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches [strength, power], and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches [strength, power] : 6 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD [Adonai Jehovah]; Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of gods ['elohiym, plural gods]; 7 Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness. 8 They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas. 9 Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am gods ['elohiym]? but thou shalt be a man, and no God ['El], in the hand of him that slayeth thee. 10 Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD [Adonai Jehovah]. (Ezekiel 28:1-10)

 

The above passage is about the prince, ruler, of Tyrus. Tyrus means “a rock”; it is not the same word used when describing or talking about God as the Rock or a Rock. The prince of Tyrus is the spirit of a man who has set his heart to be “'El”, the One and Only Living God. He is not interested in being a man after God’s own heart like David (I Samuel 13:14, Acts 13:22). No, he declares that he is The God, 'El (verse 2).

 

22 And when He had removed him, He raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also He gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after Mine own heart, which shall fulfil all My will. (Acts 13:22)

 

Notice that the prince of Tyrus sits in the seats of gods 'elohiym (verse 2) and also set his heart as the heart of gods (verse 2 & 6), but he did not have the heart nor was he 'elohiym. He believed, out of his pride in himself, that because he entered into the territory and sat where the gods 'elohiym are, in the midst of the seas (verse 2), that he could then take one further step to declare that he is The One, 'El. He was unwilling to labour unto 'El as gods 'elohiym because in order to be 'elohiym, one must labour as Jesus did, which means to be willing to also die in the midst of the sea in green horse sacrifice (verse 8). He thought that because he was sitting in their seats and set his heart as one (verse 2) that that automatically made him one. But it is sitting somewhere without legal residency and then claiming the authority and rights as if being a legal resident. It is God through Jesus Christ that gives us the freedom in Him to operate as gods ['elohiym]. It is given to us by Him alone (Matthew 22:14). We do not forget that our heart’s desire is to serve Jesus Christ and the Father ['El] as kings and priests (The Revelation 1:6).

 

6 Ye are gods ['elohiym]; and all of you are sons of the Most High. (Psalm 82:6)

 

We will read on to hear about the “king” of Tyrus, which follows right after the above passage about the man, the “prince”, of Tyrus.

 

11 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. 13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God ['elohiym, plural gods]; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets [bezels] and of thy pipes [settings] was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. 14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God ['elohiym, plural gods]; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. 15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. 16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God ['elohiym, plural gods]: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. 17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. 18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. (Ezekiel 28:11-18)

 

The “king” of Tyrus is a cherub (verse 14). Cherubim are an order of rank in the hosts of heaven. They are given much. And because of the reference to Eden and the great beauty given to this cherub some say that it is referring to Satan. There is a great deal of information within this Ezekiel 28 passage but we will focus on the title given, which is the king of Tyrus, king of “a rock” that is created by The Rock (verse 15). The “prince”, the man, of Tyrus and the king of Tyrus, a cherub, have a relationship. A prince serves under a king. And in this case the man, the prince of Tyrus, serves and is under submission to the king of Tyrus, the cherub.

 

The hosts of heaven have ranks. They vary in size, form, wisdom (Ezekiel 28:12 above), power and function. Each has chosen, in their free will given to them by God, to serve Him or not. Viruses are a part of the hosts of heaven. There are viruses that minister to man and viruses that try to tear down man. There are angelic beings who minister to man (Matthew 4:11) and serve God in many abundant ways. Some serve God in specific physical locations and others operate in specific kingdoms and areas on earth (Daniel 10:13). Keep in mind that whether working with or against Jesus Christ that this is not a star wars mentality of good versus evil. All things are made by Him and for Him. And the angels, authorities, and powers are made subject unto Him (I Peter 3:22).

 

16 For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him: 17 And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist. (Colossians 1:16-17)

 

Recall that Satan was given the authority, by God, to offer kingdoms on earth to man, which was one of the temptations also offered to Jesus (Matthew 4:8-10). But to receive anything from the hand of an enemy of Jesus Christ comes at a price, both in the present and in eternity. The man who submits to another authority other than Jesus Christ becomes a servant to that authority. Recall that the condition for receiving the kingdoms of the earth was to fall down and worship him (Matthew 4:9).

 

When we go back to the Ezekiel 28:1-10 & 28:11-18 passages above, we see that the prince and the king have much in common. They both had lifted hearts (verses 2 & 17). And the pride of the prince reasoned that because “I am all of this” I am God 'El. It was by wisdom and understanding that the man obtained much power and wealth. The wisdom that was given to him by serving the cherub was a corrupt wisdom that came out of pride of brightness (verses 7 & 17). Recall that shining brighter and brighter is the part of the grace growth cycle where apostolic ruling in diligence occurs. The king of Tyrus profaned the tremendous wisdom that he had out of the pride of his brightness of the wisdom given to him by God, which is apostolic. He chose not to rule what he was given with apostolic diligence unto God but instead he worked violence, corruption, and defilement.

 

The combination of pride along with obtaining much power and wealth by wisdom and understanding led the prince of Tyrus to conclude that “I am God, 'El.” The cherub, the king of Tyrus, did not make that claim. The hosts of heaven know their position. They have not, nor do they part from it, unlike how the matriarchy promotes the idea about them copulating with man by misrepresenting Genesis 6 out of their lascivious hearts. It helps them to keep their distance from understanding the spirit of man and the soul of man, which puts light upon spirits influencing us in the ways that they actually do, which we are responsible for. The cherub used all that he was capable of doing and what was given to him to become the enemy of Jesus Christ and to use what he had to corrupt the calls and fellowship of man from God the Father. Recall that Lucifer states in Isaiah 14:14 “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the most High.” He did not say, “I will be the most High.” The man that took the offer from the cherub, the king of Tyrus, to “be more” and to “have more” and to “be wiser” were the desires of the man’s heart. It was the prince, a man, who was ironically serving a king already that then says after his heart is lifted up that he is the One God 'El. The prince’s corrupted wisdom had become a great deception because he does not perceive that he is bound in the kingdom of Tyrus. The man “prince” is serving in the kingdom of Tyrus “the rock” under the cherub “king” of Tyrus.

 

It is important to stress that God is not mocked. When man clasps or stricketh hands (Proverbs 17:18, Proverbs 22:26) with the enemies of Jesus Christ there are repercussions. God allows much room for us to grow in Him when our hearts are bent towards Him, even if we are involved in evil. But when we have been exposed to His Truth and then think that we can pretend that we had not been exposed to it or start comparing ourselves to someone else’s evil, that is when we find no place for forgiveness (Hebrews 12:17) because we blasphemed the Holy Spirit. In other words, the Holy Spirit knows what information and knowledge we have received of Him. We are held accountable to God for the knowledge that we have been given.

 

21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? 22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies. (Psalm 139:21-22)

 

The enemies of God demand a commitment and loyalty that God does not demand. Our relationship with God is built on love; but relating and bargaining with the enemies of God results in servitude to them for what they offer. The hosts of heaven that are faithful to God and operate in ministering to man do not do this. They come into our midst if it is in line with their operation unto the Lord (Matthew 4:5-7,11).

 

Back again

The hosts of heaven were not more advanced in the past nor will they become more advanced just because we are in the end times. Psalm 92:7 describes the wicked springing up as the grass, and the workers of iniquity flourishing, but this does not mean that they are more complex or that the order of the hosts and God’s creation has changed. The layers of spiritual advancement and the layers of evil that men like to talk about are very effective in keeping our minds and hearts away from God. It makes things sound like there are layers upon layers of untapped spiritual realities. It all sounds so ominous and so very unlike life on earth, the place where we live and breathe. Once we go into those Theme parks we actually stop discovering, growing, and expanding in the ways of God from faith to faith; we stop growing from grace to grace; we stop abounding, increasing more and more in understanding and growth in Him; and we rarely, if at all, hear a call from Him to echo back His love; we stop ruling in apostolic diligence to become brighter and brighter in our training of spiritual ruling because we no longer go from glory to glory; and we stop from being exercised from strength (army) to strength (army). This is the way God’s people are to mature to become fruitful and take dominion unto the Lord. May we see the actual layers and progression according to the Lord, which can only be accomplished through Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit’s work in us.

 

As we grow in His Way by His grace, the Holy Spirit will unveil more and more to us, but not without an eternal purpose, and not just to be exposed to much evil or to casually enter into combat with the enemies of God. If God knows in our heart that we are more interested in the hosts of heaven than Him, He tends to reveal less to us in order to not further deteriorate our own eternal call. His blindfolds are given to us for as long as we need them. And as we grow in Him and He moves us to different planting and watering fields, the blindfolds become less filtered from His Light. For those who insist on embracing the spirit realm to see more, get more wisdom, have more power, etc. without the Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ, He then gives it to them at the level of their soul’s desire, where they do their eternal currency exchange into the temporal.

 

The Christian is the most desired by the enemies of Jesus Christ to flaunt in the spirit realm when a person has submitted themselves to serve them above God. It is not a light matter for man to serve idols, other gods, the hosts of heaven, or creation. It was always a big deal (Joshua 23:7-13) and it is still a big deal. When a Christian has reasoned in their heart or mind that God is just not enough for them or not stimulating enough intellectually for them, this is when man is open to alternatives that are willing to provide a Theme park to gratify those desires. This is how it looks in the spirit realm. A person desires more wisdom, and they want wisdom apart from maturing in the Lord and having fellowship with Him personally. No, they want big wisdom of the patterns and ways of the cosmos and they reason in their mind that, hey, God made it all anyway, I am actually learning about God. The spirit who calls herself Sophia comes to that person’s door to sup with them. She satisfies and satisfies. The Christian is convinced that “Sophia”, which means “wisdom” in Greek, is supplying them with the wisdom of God reasoning that any wisdom is God’s wisdom. Then over time foolishness starts to come out of the person’s mouth. This is the same when seeking prophetic information in connecting with the spirit who calls herself Cassandra, or seeking spiritual power by the spirit who calls himself Zadok, etc., etc., etc. What it looks like in the spirit realm is that the particular spirit that the person clasped hands with has the authority to put a medal collar around the neck of the person who submitted to them. They have a chain that they hook to the front of the neck collar that is used to lead and parade the person in the spirit realm. It is done not just to reveal conquest that the person has submitted to them, but it is also used as a mockery of mankind. The common denominator with anyone who has willingly given themselves to serve and worship a member of the host of heaven, like the prince of Tyrus did in Ezekiel 28, is that they end up serving a spirit by the name of what they wanted, who gives them “evil”, the corrupted and isolated substance, of that thing. This was done rather than desiring the substance of Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit. It is receiving Sophia, the spirit, instead of sophia, wisdom, from the Holy Spirit; Cassandra, the spirit, instead of prophecies given by the Holy Spirit; Zadok instead of power of the Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ; and in Ezekiel 28:1-10, to declare oneself to be God 'El rather than to live and serve as gods 'elohiym.

 

1 God[s] ['elohiym] standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he ['El] judgeth among the gods ['elohiym]. (Psalm 82:1)

 

The hooking up with angelic beings, other gods, particularly of the Greek nature and other mythological beings is currently taking a surge. It is nothing new; and the idea of the ancients and their interactions with “the gods” are contortions of the order of God, His hosts, and man. Recall what was going on in Athens when Paul went there and then later to Corinth (Acts 17:16-18:1). Worshipping gods of the ancients, philosophy, creation, and the physical body was rampant. Remember the whole deal with Paul confronting the situation with the man who was involved with fornication in Corinth?

 

1 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife. 2 And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned [lamented], that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you. (I Corinthians 5:1-2)

 

This was a mimicking of the Greek Hippolytus scenario, which is just one reason it was recorded. It reflects man’s fornication with God’s Church (Ephesians 5:30-32), which is what the pastoral matriarchy does with God’s people and why they use phrases such as “their congregation” or “my people”. There is to be no intercessor, no third party between us and our Father save Jesus Christ. The example given in I Corinthians 5:1-2 above is referring to the spirits of the pastors, priests, and rabbis who manipulate, uncover, possess “have” the souls of God’s people, His Church, His body.

 

A different mark

 

3 And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon He was, to the threshold of the house. And He called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer's inkhorn by his side; 4 And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. (Ezekiel 9:3-4)

 

This mark testifies of those whose souls and spirits are and have been in anguish because of the abominations that are in Jerusalem. Jerusalem is the inner workings of Israel, the Church. And the time has now passed to be given this mark, either a person has it or they do not. It is the mark given in The Revelation 7:3 & 9:4. Ezekiel 8-9 takes place on the 6th year, in the 6th month, in the 5th day of the month (Ezekiel 8:1). The mark has already been given and this is why the mark of the beast “666” and the happenings of the beast are being loosed. Things that occur and that are loosed on earth are because of occurrences that have already occurred in the spirit realm among God and His people. The falling away “divorcement” has happened (II Thessalonians 2:3).

 

When we have the understanding of evil correctly lined up in the context of God, we not only know by faith that God is the only One to fear, but we can see around us and confirm that He is the only One to fear. We see Him and the meaning of …665… to …666…, one mark and then a different mark follows. The “arbitrary” 6 feet social distancing is a witness against those who committed abominations in Jerusalem. The indictment declares that, No, you are not God 'El (Ezekiel 28:2 above), you are a number of a man “6”. And the number of the beast is of a man, which as mentioned before is the boasting of the beast that man has submitted to him in the spirit, soul, and body.

 

When reading Ezekiel chapters 8-9, we see much, we see a cherub, we see a man in linen, and we see God’s fury to be loosed because of the abominations that have occurred in Jerusalem. We see 6 men with their weapons to slaughter in their hands and one of them was a man clothed in linen with the inkwell by his side (9:2). The men went to the brazen altar (9:2), which speaks of the apostolic judgements that have already occurred in Jerusalem.

 

5 O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep. 6 A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this. 7 When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever: 8 But thou, LORD, art most high for evermore. 9 For, lo, thine enemies, O LORD, for, lo, thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered. (Psalm 92:5-9)

 

20 The anger of the LORD shall not return, until He have executed, and till He have performed the thoughts of His heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly. (Jeremiah 23:20)

 

The nature of God’s free will

God’s free will that He affords to us is not confined to our ability to choose Him, believe Him, or take His way. It is not just making the free choice with our mind and heart to freely accept Him or reject Him. Every day we operate in free will given to us by our Father. And His love that desires for us to participate in His life expands us to see Him and ourselves with the freedoms that He gives Himself. He desires for us to live in the freedom that He is.

 

It is good to stop to reflect on what God has given to us by His own free will and His choice. We have free movement of our body, our emotions, our thoughts, and our plans. Of course we may have restrictions, but those also are ordained by His hand to fulfill His will in our lives or in others (I Thessalonians 5:17-24). And we are given the option in our free will to ask Him if those restrictions are His desire for us or if they are a result of our own heart’s desires that may not be pleasing to Him. We can ask Him if we are suffering for righteous well doing or for evil doing (I Peter 3:17-18). We can ask Him to be loosed in all things that are not in His will for us and others. We can ask Him to have all of the things that we have tried to hide be exposed now, while we are alive (I Timothy 5:24). And we can ask Him for any necessary chastening to be quick so that we do not have to look for it in fear sometime in the future (II Samuel 24:10-14, also in I Chronicles 21:10). We can ask Him to know clearly when we are being chastened by His hand, and also to know if what we are going through is necessary warfare unto Him.

 

Jesus is speaking:

 

7 If ye abide in Me, and My Words [logos] abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. (John 15:7)

 

The kind of free will that God gives to us is not dependent on any man or circumstance. It is there whether we are bound or free.