America's Revolution Against God
"Turn ye unto him from whom the children of Israel have deeply revolted" - (Is.31:6).
"But this people hath a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone" - (Jer.5:23).
The definition of revolt is (1. to renounce allegiance or subjection to - rebel - 2. a determined armed uprising). Revolution means (the overthrow of one government and the substitution of another by the governed). God is the king of Israel, but also king of heaven and earth. God told Emperor Nebuchadnezzar - "...that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men" - (Dan.4:17). And God took proud King Nebuchadnezzar and gave him a beast's heart and he lived like a beast until the King said - "Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase" - (Dan.4:37). God is the governor of the nations - (Ps.22:28).
Over and over the people of Israel became proud and wicked and revolted against the government of God and His righteous laws, and became exceedingly sinful and finally, with no repentance, God’s judgment fell upon them. The Jews had a revolting and a rebellious heart toward God and would not let God reign over them. And Israel was God's example to the world and U.S. - "But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted" - (I Cor.10:5,6). The Jews revolted against God, and then had a revolution against their own government with a civil war that divided their nation between Judah and Israel.
A Godly nation will not revolt against God or their human government, but "an evil man seeketh only rebellion..." - (Prov.17:11). He is an evil man indeed that revolts and rebels against God, and the government God has set over him. God tells us - "let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? Do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil be afraid: for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. For this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due..." - (Rom.13:1-7).
Americans today are an extremely wicked people and have revolted against God's government and His righteous and holy laws, and very soon they may have another revolution against their earthly government. It happened in 1775-81 with our first American Revolution against Britain, and I believe it may happen again soon. Only this time our revolution will be like our Civil War, Americans against Americans. War began in Boston, Mass. in 1775 because they were the most ungodly and were rioting and committing violence because they would not pay their taxes to Britain until finally some British soldiers shot some of the mob in what we called ‘the Boston Massacre’. The Bostonians refused to pay the stamp tax and the tea tax and this caused hatred and finally our American Revolution. And this is exactly what God tells us 'not' to do in (Rom.13) - "For this cause pay ye tribute also...”. We've all heard of the Boston Tea Party in our government classes. Refusal to pay taxes caused the war.
And now we have another political 'tea party' that just started up, and I'm starting to hear revolutionary talk. Just recently Sarah Palin spoke to the Tea Party and said - "America is ready for another revolution and you are a part of this." Like in Boston in 1775, passions could lead to an armed uprising and revolt against our government. The southern U.S., just before the Civil war, also became inflamed over taxes that they felt were unfair to them and they rebelled against our government in our Civil War in the 1860's. Yes - the love of money is the root of all evil, and America is all inflamed now over our debt and money problems and revolutionary talk is increasing across the U.S. They're having a tea party in Washington D.C. in front of the Treasury Building on April 15, 2010: tax day, like they did in 2009.
But I believe in our next civil revolutionary war, that our president will become a dictator like President Lincoln was, and use war emergency powers, and suspend our constitutional rights, and we will lose our liberties. Because of our wickedness and revolting against God, God will give U.S. the wicked Antichrist-Beast to rule over U.S. We will deserve the evil government that God appoints over U.S. - a man with the heart of a beast like emperor Nebuchadnezzar - amen. He, like President Lincoln, will also be assassinated, but he seemingly will resurrect from death, and all the unsaved world who have rejected Christ, will worship him. "As it were wounded to death: and his deadly wound was healed: and all the wondered after the beast" - (Rev.13:3). Again, first we have a revolution against God's laws and His government, and then we have a revolution against man's laws and government. But a saint of God will absolutely never take up carnal weapons against our government, because ours is a spiritual war with spiritual weapons. If we suffer persecution or death for righteousness sake, then so be it. But we don't take up the sword against our government for any reason - (2 Cor.10:3,4).
God's Word informs us of a seditionist named Judas who started a revolution in Israel against the Roman Government, and it was in the days of taxing - "After this man rose up Judas of Galilee in the days of the taxing, and drew away much people after him: he also perished; and all, even as many as obeyed him, were dispersed" - (Acts 5:32). God' s Word tells us that during the reign of the Beast - "...he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints" - (Rev.13:10). The Tribulation saints must have patience and faith in Christ who will defeat the Beast at His second coming. The saints of God do not fight revolutions against their government.
Insurrection is revolting against your government and insurrection leads to murder. It is written about Barabbas, who was freed from prison instead of the sinless Savior, that he committed insurrection and murder - "And there was one named Barabas, which lay bound with them. That had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection" - (Mk.15:7). (Ps.64:2) says - "Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity." Revolution is wickedness and we are not followers of Barabbas but of Christ. Half of the Americans during the American Revolution were 'loyalists' and would not join an insurrection against the king. A born again saint of God is a loyalist to the Lord Jesus and will not be a revolutionary in any country worldwide.
Satan committed the first sin in the universe and became the first revolutionary leader, and his warfare against God and the saints continues today until Christ throws him in the lake of fire - (Rev.20:10). "And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels" - (Rev.12:7). And Satan has been the behind the scene leader of all the revolutions on planet earth. And he may very well start a revolution in America that will propel his Beast into dictatorial power. At the second coming of Christ Satan is cast into the bottomless pit prison for the 1000 year millennium, and then he is released for a short time. Then he will instigate his final military revolution on earth, Gog and Magog, against the holy government of emperor Jesus Christ. Satan's army will be destroyed by fire and Satan will be thrown into the lake of fire for eternity. And there will be no more sin and revolting against God's government evermore. Holiness and peace will cover God's universe.
(Jer.50 and 51) along with Revelation give us much insight into the end time Babylon-USA, and (Jer.51:46) seems to point toward a revolution. "And lest your heart faint, and ye fear for the rumour that shall be heard in the land; a rumour shall both come one year, and after that in another year shall come a rumour, and violence in the land, ruler against ruler”. Jesus prophesied of these end times and wars and used the word rumour - &qquot;And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars..." - (Mt.24:6). And I'm already hearing rumors of revolution in our land. We saints need to watch the new Tea Party and Boston, Mass also. People are getting very angry at paying high taxes for government debt and overspending. On Feb. 18, 2010, an angry Joseph Stack from Austin, Tx. burned up his house, and then flew his plane into the building that housed 190 IRS employees in Austin. He and one other IRS employee were killed and 13 others injured. This is a reminder to U.S. of 911, and a second warning from God to repent. It’s very possible that our nation will be destroyed first from within by revolution and a dictatorship before it’s destroyed from without.
Amy Bishop, a professor at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, was just arrested for murdering three colleagues, and wounding three others. She said she doesn't remember it. She also shot and killed her brother with a shotgun in 1986. She was released and it was called an accident, but they're looking into the case again. She was living with her parents at that time in Braintree, Mass., 8 miles south of Boston. Braintree was the center of the 'Braintree Resolutions,' a statement aligning the town against the 'Stamp Act' imposed on the American colonies by Britain in 1775. The Stamp Act was viewed as 'Taxation without representation’, and it paved the way for the American Revolution. Amy Bishop graduated from Harvard in Boston and has a doctor’s degree.
Both Amy and her husband are devotees of ‘Dungeons and Dragons’. She and her husband met and fell in love in a Dungeons and Dragons club while biology students at Northwestern University in the early 1980's, and were heavily into the fantasy role-playing board game. Dungeons and Dragons is a tool of Satan to get people involved in Satanism, occultism, and witchcraft, and many of the people became devil possessed. Many people involved in that game have committed suicide and murder, and it is totally forbidden by God's Word. Breaking God's laws against Satanism is the greatest revolting against God that a person can do. Deliberately contacting Satan. Amy Bishop grew up in Braintree, Mass. and has a doctor's degree in biology from Harvard. She was deceived by the same Devil that deceived Eve into eating of the forbidden tree of knowledge, which is the original 'Braintree.' She needs to turn to Christ on the 'heart tree,' the cross, and repent of her sins and become a new born again creature in Christ having a new heart and the mind of Christ. God will give her a new brain "...But we have the mind of Christ" - (I Cor.2:16).
The American people have a revolting and rebellious heart against God's government of righteous laws. We have become exceedingly sinful and wicked and this revolution may soon break out in revolution against our earthly government. Tax also means (to charge - taxed him with murder). Our government and most of the people are sinning with covetousness and paying for all their things by charging with charge accounts and charge cards. Our God is charging U.S. with covetousness, murder and sodomy etc. God is taxing and charging U.S. for our sins and so our taxes are overburdening U.S. "Therefore thou shalt love the Lord thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, always" - (Du.11:1). You pay taxes on your charge, interest charges.
Are you saved and born again? If not, repent of your sins and believe in Christ in your heart by faith, and you will receive forgiveness of sins and freedom from the bondage of sins. You will be saved from hell and become a new born again creature in Christ having eternal life. "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" - (Rom.6:23). Do not spurn the love and grace of God in His beloved Son on the cross or the wrath of God abides upon you. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" - (Jn.3:16).
The Lord Jesus was born when Joseph and Mary went to Bethlehem to pay Caesar's taxes. Shortly thereafter, King Herod had all baby boys killed under two years old in the Bethlehem area, trying to kill Jesus. But God sent an angel to warn Joseph and he fled into Egypt. But Herod was just a pawn in Satan's hand as he persecuted Christ. "And the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and the child was caught up unto God, and to his throne" - (Rev.12:4,5). As God's child suffered satanic persecution just after the first Caesar's taxing, so the born again children of God may suffer persecution just after taxes during the last Caesar's reign, the Antichrist. "And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ" - (Rev.12:17). As it is written of Antichrist - "And it was given unto him to make war with the saints and to overcome them..." - (Rev.13:7). Taxes were an important part of Christ's first coming, and may also be important at His second coming. What happened to Christ at His first coming, may happen to Christians at His second coming. I believe that's what God is showing us in (Rev.12). The second coming of Christ will be right after the Great Tribulation, which will be a very taxing time.
Pastor Mike Storti
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