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“Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven…. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (Matthew 6:10, 33)

When promoting Yahweh’s1 kingdom here on earth as one of our principal objectives as Christians,2 I’m often confronted by someone who thinks I’ve got my head in the clouds.3 The following is fairly typical of the responses I receive:

Your faith is to be respected. However, you can’t be serious. As secular as our government has become, this will never work. Millions have already prayed till their knees ache and our mess just keeps getting worse. You’re dreaming of utopia. It’s a nice gesture, but wholly ineffective.

Not only am I dreaming of utopia, I’m doing everything in my power to help make it happen, regardless how short we may fall in our attempt. Any progress toward utopia (the kingdom of God here on earth, based upon His moral law—Deuteronomy 4:5-8, 28:1-14, etc.) is better than where we find ourselves in America today under the Constitutional Republic’s government, based upon Enlightenment and Masonic concepts (Deuteronomy 28:15-68).4

But is the dream as impossible as some people make it out to be? I submit the following ten points as evidence that the mission is not as impossible as one might think—that, in fact, it’s not impossible at all. I also offer these points as encouragement and incentive to those already engaged (and those who hopefully will become engaged) in today’s battle for the kingdom.

1. God Hears Our Prayers

The Israelites in Egyptian bondage prayed for centuries and, in Yahweh’s providential timing, were heard and finally delivered. Keep praying! But while praying, don’t forget your obligation to do everything you can to advance your King’s kingdom: “Pray as if everything depends upon God and work as if everything depends upon you.”5

And it shall come to pass … that I will … punish the men that are settled on their lees…. Let not thine hands be slack. (Zephaniah 1:12, 3:16)

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass [mirror]: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. (James 1:22-25)

2. God Is Always a Majority

Our God is a majority, with or without us:

 …Yahweh is not restrained to save by many or by few. (1 Samuel 14:6)

 God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God. (Psalm 62:11)

 3. The Night Is Always Darkest Before Dawn

Things often must get worse (much worse) before they can get better—meaning, America is certain to go through a period of severe judgment before we see the kingdom restored in any significant fashion. As grim as this may sound, this is not the bad news it may at first appear. Because our God is sovereign, everything goes wrong just right:

[T]he most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest [lowliest, NASB] of men. (Daniel 4:17)

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)

Yes, this means even Obama and all of his criminal cronies (donkeys and elephants alike). Such men and women are intended as judgment upon an ungodly nation (Deuteronomy 28:43-44). But don’t overlook that the caliber of men and women governing our nation today is also meant to keep the sheep close to their Shepherd.

4. Christian Responsibility Remains Unchanged

As Christ’s ambassadors, our responsibility to pursue and advance His kingdom remains the same regardless how impossible the task may seem or what persecution may come of it.

[W]e are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. (2 Corinthians 5:20)

Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you…. (1 Peter 4:12-14)

5. Christian Repentance Will Bring Change

If American Christianity would repent of what’s best described by Christ, in Matthew 5:13, as salt that’s lost its savor, who knows what we might be able to accomplish.

My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof. I will go in the strength of the Lord Yahweh: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only. (Psalm 71:15-16)

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. (Philippians 4:13)

6. A New Mindset Will Bring Change

We must begin by repenting of the notion that the “giants” in the land are bigger than our God, when in fact they are just “grasshoppers” before Him, same as us.

And they [the ten faithless spies with Joshua and Caleb] brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land … eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and … there we saw the giants … and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight. (Numbers 13:32-33)

It is he [Yahweh] that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants [everyone, including the “giants”] thereof are as grasshoppers [in His sight]…. (Isaiah 40:22)

7. Kingdom Work Is Never Futile

Regardless the immediate outcome, nothing we do for King and kingdom is in vain.

So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. (Isaiah 55:11)

But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:57-58)

8. Our Work Readies Future Generations

To ward off despair, we need to keep our eyes fixed on Christ and become long-range visionaries. What we do now is not so much for ourselves as it is for a future generation.

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience [endurance, NASB] the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. (Hebrews 12:1-3)

Our efforts are so a future generation might have the opportunity to do it right(eous) the next time.

Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. (Proverbs 29:18)

9. Christian Utopia Has Happened Before

What we’re pursuing has already been accomplished here in America: in the 1600s when the Colonial Christians established governments of, by, and for God, based upon His perfect law and altogether righteous judgments.6

In June of 1639 the leading men of New Haven [Connecticut] held a convention in a barn, and formally adopted the Bible as the constitution of the State. Everything was strictly conformed to the religious standard. The government was called the House of Wisdom…. (John Clark Ridpath, History of the United States7)

They [the Christian Colonials] exercised the rights of sovereignty; they named their magistrates, concluded peace or declared war, made police regulations, and enacted laws as if their allegiance was due only to God. Nothing can be more curious and, at the same time more instructive, than the legislation of that period; it is there that the solution of the great social problem which the United States now presents to the world is to be found [in perfect fulfillment of Deuteronomy 4:5-8].

Amongst these documents we shall notice, as especially characteristic, the code of laws promulgated by the little State of Connecticut in 1650. The legislators of Connecticut begin with the penal laws, and … they borrow their provisions from the text of Holy Writ … copied verbatim from the books of Exodus, Leviticus, and Deuteronomy. (Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America8)

Their form of government was as strictly theocratical insomuch that it would be difficult to say where there was any civil authority among them distinct from ecclesiastical jurisdiction. Whenever a few of them settled a town, they immediately gathered themselves into a church; and their elders were magistrates, and their code of laws was the Pentateuch…. God was their King; and they regarded him as truly and literally so…. (William Holmes McGuffey, McGuffey’s Sixth Eclectic Reader9)

10. Nothing Is Impossible With God

Behold, I am Yahweh, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? (Jeremiah 32:27)

But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26)

Mission impossible? Hardly. Not only is nothing impossible with God, neither has He commissioned us with an impossible task:

For the eyes of Yahweh run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him….  (2 Chronicles 16:9)

For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, and we are ready to punish all disobedience, whenever your obedience is complete. (2 Corinthians 10:4-6)

Now, let’s go to work for our King!

 

Related posts:

Republic or Kingdom: Which Are You Promoting? Pt. 1

Republic or Kingdom: Which Are You Promoting? Pt. 2

5 Reasons the Constitution is Our Cutting-Edge Issue

375 Years Later: Constitution vs. Constitution

 

1. YHWH, the English transliteration of the Tetragrammaton, is most often pronounced Yahweh. It is the principal Hebrew name of the God of the Bible and was inspired to appear nearly 7,000 times in the Old Testament. It was unlawfully deleted and replaced with “the Lord” and “God” by the English translators.In obedience to the Third Commandment and the numerous Scriptures that charge us to proclaim, swear by, praise, extol, call upon, bless, glorify, and hold fast to His name, we have chosen to memorialize His name here in this document and in our lives. For a more thorough explanation concerning important reasons for using the sacred name of God, see “The Third Commandment.”

2. Republic or Kingdom: Which Are You Promoting? Pt. 1

Republic or Kingdom: Which Are You Promoting:? Pt. 2

3. This accusation is actually quite ironic. The clouds (thinking about heaven) is where I endeavor to persuade Christians from spending an inordinate amount of time, which often results in them neglecting their kingdom responsibilities here on earth.

4. 5 Reasons the Constitution is Our Cutting-Edge Issue

5. Often attributed to Ignatius of Antioch, a disciple of the Apostle John.

6. 375 Years Later: Constitution vs. Constitution

7. John Clark Ridpath, History of the United States, 4 vols. (New York, NY: The American Book Company, 1874) vol. 1, p. 181.

8. Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 2 vols. (New York: NY: The Colonial Press, 1899) vol. 1, pp. 36-37.

9. William Holmes McGuffey, McGuffey’s Sixth Eclectic Reader (New York, NY: American Book Company, 1879) p. 225.

  1. David Baugh says:

    Ted, in #8, I think you left off verse 4 of Hebrews 12, to wit: “Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.” I have always said that if you call yourself a Christian today, and act accordingly in promoting the Kingdom, and you are not being persecuted for it, then you are not being a true Christian. In my own experience, when you admonish political usurpers, particularly lawyers who are prosecutors or judges in the name of our Creator/Savior for their evil wickedness which makes His laws of no effect, they are visibly shaken. Imagine how much more shaken they would be if all Christians would do the same. As it is written in I Peter, we must be humble before our Creator/Savior, yet He admonishes us to “Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil [quisling, pettifogger, shyster lawyer prosecutors & judges who are false accusers & slanderers], as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour [prosecute and cast into prison]: Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world [order;system].” (See I Peter 5:3-9). One could also add the instructions given in Galatians 5:1, I Corinthians 7:22-23 and Romans 6:16, and follow the examples set forth by the early Christians in Acts Chapters 5 & 17. The obstacles those early Christians faced make what we face pale by comparison. All professing Christian Americans today need to take a good look in the mirror and accept the fact that it is they who are responsible for our current social, political and economic condition, and those who inflict it upon us are not to blame, for they are doing to us exactly what our Creator/Savior allows pursuant to Deuteronomy 28:15-68. Thankfully, our Creator/Savior is long suffering and is patiently awaiting us to turn back to Him and His righteousness (Law-system of “perfect liberty”). As our situation and circumstances worsen, this is what true Christian Americans will do and then we will all see some amazing things happen!

  2. George Rogers Clark says:

    Wonderful. This answers questions and encourages those who may be near giving up. Thank you, Ted.

  3. Steven Hawk says:

    God made America a Christian nation, otherwise it could never had been one. That’s paraphrasing D. James Kennedy. I see Americas flaws, but still think it’s the greatest Christian nation ever, but we are in for a bumpier ride to come.

    • Steven, thanks for joining the discussion.

      You’re correct. The 1600’s Colonial America was predominately Christian. The late 1700’s United States of America is a different matter altogether.

      The 1600’s Christian Colonials established governments of, by, and for God, based upon His immutable moral law. The late 1700’s founders established a humanistic government of, by, and for the people, based upon Enlightenment and Masonic concepts.

      For a more exhaustive contrast, see “357 Years Later: Constitution vs. Constitution” at http://www.constitutionmythbusters.org/375-years-later-constitution-vs-constitution/.

      • Steven Hawk says:

        I think it was predominately Christian even after the 1700’s, just maybe more distortion (deception?) of Christianity crept in. That does not mean there were not a lot of devout Christians, it only means they were deceived by a lot of tradition. One which you named had masonic overtones, which I think has its basis in Judaism, which might explain why there are a lot of Jews that head those lodges.

        • Agreed! Most of the population proclaimed Christianity, albeit already largely diluted from that of their 1600 Christian forbears, and only to get worse after the constitutional framers formally and nationally rejected government and society based upon Yahweh’s moral laws.

  4. Jim Rizoli says:

    Ted I’m with you on most of what you say. I do disagree with the final result.
    I don’t think God Kingdom has man in the equation in the sense that he’s going to bring it about by repenting and turning back to God.
    We’re in the judgement period now and the separating work is going on, and it’s our responsibility to let people know that.
    I can’t see any Jonah scenario happening. But your work is important to get peoples attention draw back to God and your doing a great job.
    My understanding of Gods Kingdom is it’s going to be a Govt ruling from heaven over righteous people on the earth. However God sets it up and who will be the ambassadors representing that Govt. will be his decision.
    That is my hope…am I right? Time will tell. I’m not worried about it as it will all work out according to Gods plan.

    Jim Rizoli

    • Jim, thank you for responding.

      I would agree with you if you’re timing for the kingdom was correct. However, you’re looking to the future for what’s already occurred. The kingdom was re-instituted with a remnant of ransomed and redeemed Israelites in the first century AD (in Acts 2, specifically), per Jeremiah 31, whom Yahweh expects to ambassador for Him and His kingdom while here on earth.

      In addition to a careful re-reading of the the previous two blog articles, I would also recommend “Law and Kingdom: Their Relevance Under the New Covenant” at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/law-kingdomFrame.html for a more exhaustive treatise on this extremely important issue.

  5. Misty Richards says:

    This is a terrific article! May I humbly suggest, though, a closer inspection of the word ‘utopia’? From the Greek it means ‘not a place’ so that from Latin it means ‘nowhere’. The word was coined by Sir Thomas More in 1516. Christians should not be interested in that which is not, but in that which is, namely the Kingdom of God.

    • Misty, thanks for joining the discussion.

      I did not know that about the word “utopia.” Thanks for enlightening me.

      Of course, my intent was with it’s modern use in mind and particularly as related to the kingdom of God–as, for example found in the second and third definitions of my Webster’s 2000 Dictionary: “2 any ideal place or state. 3 any visionary system of political or social perfection.”

      I like your point, nevertheless.

  6. kdj says:

    Great article! I’ll be back!

  7. Philip Stallings says:

    Great points here Ted.

  8. Anti Mammon and Usury Conquero says:

    Keep up the good work in exposing evils. Please check out our blog at fightingtheevilsofmammon.blogspot.com.au

  9. Anti Mammon and Usury Conquero says:

    Democracy is anti-Christian, a point I have been making to Christians for a while who still don’t get it. Check out fightingtheevilsofmammon.blogspot.com.au

    • So is Republicanism:

      “…Constitutionalists insist the United States government is a republic, not a democracy, but they never stop to consider that the two are virtually the same regarding sovereignty.

      “Christian Constitutionalists further insist republics are Biblical. However, because republics (like democracies) rely upon the majority vote of the people for the selection of their leaders, rather than upon Yahweh’s choice (as per Deuteronomy 17:15), republics are not anymore Biblical than are democracies. Both democracies and republics culminate in a government of, by, and for the
      people rather than a government of, by, and for Yahweh. The same is true with other issues voted upon by the people: ultimately the majority’s will is exalted over the Yahweh’s will.

      “As demonstrated in Chapter 3, both republican and Christian governments are ultimately theocracies. As a result, they are incompatible and hostile to each other. A republic looks to the people as its sovereign; a Christian theocracy looks to Yahweh. The very definition of a sovereign, or supreme ruler, excludes simultaneous sovereigns.”

      For more, see Chapter 7 “Article 4: Republic vs. Theocracy” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective” at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/BlvcOnline/biblelaw-constitutionalism-pt7.html.

      Thanks for the link. I’ll check it out first opportunity I get.

    • Atossa says:

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      Democracy is evil.

      The Edomite-jew talmud is a series of never-ending debate which nullifies and destroys God’s Law.

      Democracy is talmudic debate applied to government.

      The problem is very fundamental… the problem is in the perverted mind-set that has been entrenched for centuries… that “truths” to govern society can and should be debated and rationalized until there is a majority consensus that determines “truth.” THIS is the very heart of the satanic jew/nwo beast… evil secularism created by humanists to govern a new world order without God.

      Demonic democracy is the system used for the talmudic debate process whereby man arrives at a majority “consensus truth”…. but that human “truth” is transitory. Nothing is absolute… there are no Godly “thou shalt nots” in this satanic system. Everything is subject to debate and rationalization. The definition of “good and evil” is constantly changing to suit the whims of secular society. That is why today… loving and wanting to protect the Aryan race is considered evil… while sodomy is considered good. The Bible says in the evil last days men will call evil good and good evil… men will abandon God, God’s Law, God’s Truth… to make up their own satanic “truth”… humanistic laws and “truths” created by reprobate men to govern themselves as they please. THIS is what Paul meant when he spoke about the lawlessness of the last days that would try to usurp God. Today we see the horrific result of global rebellion against God.

      The satanic jew/nwo promotes a society where nothing is absolute… where anything… no matter how evil and perverted… is subject to debate… anything can become acceptable and legal. Satanic jew/nwo “truth” is fluid… changeable at the whim of popular opinion [which is manipulated. to suit satanic jew/nwo agendas.]

      The global satanic antichrist jew/nwo we live in today has destroyed the old Aryan Christian world order via the jew/nwo’s satanic “talmudic debate” process… today that satanic process is called, “democracy.”

      God’s government is very different. It is an absolute, autocratic world order. God/Christ is King and Lawgiver… God’s laws/commandments are absolute.

      Righteous men would never have an opinion contrary to God’s Law. Righteous men would never debate or try to change God’s commandments. Righteous men obey God.

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  10. Tracy says:

    Jesus said he Kingdom was not of “this” World. Satan is the God of “this” World because of fallen Man. Christ will destroy the Powers off Darkness and restore when he returns.

  11. Atossa says:

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    We are at the end of the age… the very end.

    The red [Edomite] dragon is now “conducting war against the remnant of her [Aryan Israel’s] seed” [Rev 12], God’s Aryan European Christ-bearing people.

    Gog/Magog’s global hordes are now invading all [former] Aryan European Christian nations; and unless God intervenes, will genocide God’s Christ-bearing people, the “camp of the saints” [Rev 20:7-9]

    The planet is overpopulated with mongrels and heathens and the vast majority of Aryan Israel Christians today are sleeping in the cemetery awaiting their resurrection.

    These are the days Jesus spoke about in Luke 17… the evil end of the age when evil has come to the full and society has passed the point of no return as in the “days of Noah” [ie, race-mixing] and “days of Lot” [ie, sodomites.]

    In times past, as the Bible and history record, when Aryan Israel was in bondage, God would raise up a man, a hero, to redeem and renew God’s people.

    But this time is different…

    This time the bondage is global. But there is no world leader who has the will, courage and ability to do what is necessary to liberate and renew God’s people. Nor can there be, because there is only a small remnant of God’s Aryan Israel true believers left [“the camp of the saints”]

    As in the “days of Noah” and “days of Lot’… only God can destroy the wicked who have demographically taken over and destroyed… only God can redeem God’s small faithful Aryan Israel Christian remnant and resurrect the Aryan Israel Christian dead and bring us all into God’s Kingdom on earth, the New Jerusalem.

    Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus !

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