THE TRIBAL CALL
Unity of Community (Part 2)
by General Jim Green (p. 8 in Issue Six of The Tribal Call)
P raise God! Welcome to part 2 of the message entitled Unity of Community. As I was saying in Part 1, we are going to be dealing with some very vital issues, or I should I say, concepts or keys to success. You can be successful as a Christian, not money wise, but Spirit wise. You can be living a fruitful life in the Spirit, not just talking about it but living it, getting the most that you can get from God. Let God's sanctions and blessings be upon us.
The first message was an introduction where we briefly covered the 5 main points. Now I want to begin going through the 5 points in greater detail one by one. The first point is the transcendence of God. The context of our message is going to be in Deuteronomy chapter 1. Also, we have talked about Josiah in the book of II Kings. I think he was 8 years old when he became a king. He had discovered the book of the law that was hidden in the treasure house, and as it was read to him, he got all shook up. He began to realize that he was king in charge of a nation that was completely backslidden. The whole nation was not even in covenant with God anymore. The very nation that was supposed to stand for God was no longer doing it. The fathers had forgotten to teach the children, and the great truths of Israel's heritage were lost.
We are facing the same situation here in America. You may think to yourself, “There are churches everywhere! Everybody knows about God!” Yes, they may know about it, dear one, but they’re not doing anything about it. Their fathers forgot to tell them that they had better do it and not just read about it in Sunday School or let the preacher tell you about it. You had better be living a real life for Jesus, not just talking about it. This is the problem we are facing today, both in America and around the world: Christians are not experiencing their covenant with God like they should.
I've said it many times, and I'll continue saying it until the end of my life, that God is going to have a Theocracy on this earth. And I don't just mean sitting around and waiting for Jesus to come back to make it happen. Sure, I believe that Jesus is going to come back; it’s going to happen. He'll be here. But what about in the mean time before He gets here? Why don't we believe that we can have a theocracy on this earth now? What’s the problem? The problem is that somebody "said" we couldn't. The problem is nobody wants to do it. Well, I'm telling you that it can be done and it will be done! Our group here has been striving to live as a Theocracy for years, and we are determined to go all the way. We want God to be our King, our ruler, our president. We don’t need some sodomite-loving, $$$ addicted, humanist to be our president. We don't have to look to some state or to some federal government for approval or permission to serve God. NO! We need God to be our King, and that’s all we need.
This is where we run into big problems in America. So many Christians have looked to the constitution. They have looked to the courts; they have looked to man made forms of government in order to secure their "rights." It makes me sick! I Used to be brainwashed like so many others to believe that our American constitution was divinely anointed and given to the people of the United States of America. It was a brainwash job. I was taught the big lie when I was growing up. I believed it when I was in school, I believed it when I was in the military, I believed it when I was a Christian in my early years, and I don't believe it any longer! Why? Because it’s a big lie! The constitution of the United States is nothing but a secular, humanist document created by men, most of whom were members of the secret Masonic Brotherhood. This is not speculation; this is documented history. The constitution, and all the governmental machinery that goes along with it, is not a "divine" document as many believe because IT GIVES RIGHTS TO THE WRONG KIND OF PEOPLE! God never gives rights to the wrong kind of people. Remember that!
God gives rights to the right kind of people, people who are living righteous lives for Him. He doesn't give rights to homosexuals or lesbians. He doesn’t give rights to abortionists to murder innocent babies for profit. He doesn’t give rights to women who want to murder their unborn children because they don't want to be inconvenienced. He doesn’t give rights to animals. He doesn’t give special rights and privileges to people just because they might be a "minority." He doesn’t give rights to pornographers who poison people with their filth. He doesn’t sanction and condone perverse and idolatrous religions that oppose Him. God gives rights to those that are right with Him.
From a Christian point of view, Democracy is nothing but another form of men ruling over men, and all such forms are bound to fail because they are created and governed by fallen man. As Christians, we desire to place ourselves under the direct commandship and Headship of Jesus Christ. We maintain that God is the ultimate authority in every matter. To clarify, I'm not saying that God doesn't keep and appoint men to leadership positions—because He does—but we must be sure that God puts them there. Let’s make sure that our leaders are there because God put them there, not because they wanted to be there or because they've been elected to their position by men, like they do in a Democracy and in many churches. The concept that our leaders should be elected by "the people" does not come from the Bible. Show me where the Bible teaches that "the people" should rule. God rules His people and fills the leadership positions with those whom he chooses.
This brings us back to our first point concerning the transcendence of God. Transcendence means, "Surpassing others; excelling; beyond the limits of possible experience, knowledge, and wisdom." Basically what this means is that God IS. All true knowledge and wisdom came from God to begin with. Transcendence also means, “Existing apart from the material universe.” What this tells us is that God is Spirit, and God created everything that is created. He created it all out of nothing. This is what the Bible teaches us, and we believe it. Of course there are plenty of pagans and humanists. Unfortunately, there are many Christians who claim that God didn’t create the world but that it just evolved. They claim that we just kind of evolved into what we are today. Yes, even some Christians are stupid enough to believe that big, fat LIE! Why are they believing that lie? I'll tell you why: because they don’t want God to be supreme. It’s rebellion! The root of it is rebellion!
To put it another way, we could say God is the creator and we are his creation. The essence of God's transcendence is that there is a definite distinction between God and man. God is divine and man is human, and the only sense in which man will ever be divine is by virtue of the substance God puts in him: When God created man, He created man in His own image an likeness. He put some divinity in him, but he was only half and half. Needless to say, when man fell into sin he lost anything good that God had put in him. Don’t ever get the idea that you can be God or that I can be God. This is what we find a lot of in the "New Age Movement,” which is really the old age movement. Man trying to aspire to be God is as old as Adam and Eve. They may call it the "New Age Movement" but it is really old; it’s ancient. Man wants to be God. He wants to be recognized as the creator; he wants to transcend.
We must get back to the fact that God wants His people to live under His rulership—in other words, a Theocracy where God rules. Yes, theocracy can happen now! Yes, it can happen in the 21st century. There is no valid reason why it can’t, other than the fact that too many Christians don’t believe that it can. For too long now Christians have been under the assumption that they are bound to obey the "laws of the land" and submit to whatever government may be in power at the time. They base this belief on a twisted interpretation of Romans 13, and the government is quick to encourage them in this false doctrine because it effectively neutralizes true Christians, making them into weak, passive, unquestioning slaves to the system. True, God expects us to live peaceably with all men as much as is possible, but when it comes to matters that violate God's laws or our conscience, God expects us to obey Him, not other men. The laws of God are higher than the laws of men, and the only thing that makes the laws of men seem valuable at all is that they have always borrowed from God's law to begin with.
We are looking to have an international, intentional, community, and that’s why I have titled this message "Unity Of Community.” We want God's people together in unity, forming communities where God is the Headship, God is the King, God is the Governor, and God is the Commander, yes Commander— God commands His people. Let’s go on to Deuteronomy chapter 1. As I mentioned in the first writing, the book of the law is the book of Deuteronomy. You can find all 5 of my main points in Deuteronomy. What I want to focus on here is that God was revealing himself to His people, and of course, Moses was writing all this down for us. Starting in verse 3, "And it cane to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, that Moses spoke unto the children of Israel, according unto all that the Lord had given him in commandment unto them." God is showing that He is in charge. What Moses was going to deliver to the people came from God; Moses didnt make it up. God was showing that He was the transcendent God. He wanted His people to understand that He was higher, that He was the Creator, that He was the ultimate lawmaker.
It is very important that we remember that there is a fundamental distinction, an inherent difference between the creator and the created. That is the essence of the transcendence of God. Men are not on the same level as God. We are created by God, and therefore, if we are created, we should obey our Creator. Amen? So why are we rebelling? Why don’t we obey God? What’s the problem? I’m talking about Christians! Why don’t they obey the commandments of God? Essentially, they disobey because they want to play God. They want to be their own God. They want to rule and command their own lives. That is SIN, pure and simple; it’s SIN! The principle being established in Deuteronomy 3 is that God's word is above man's word. God's word is the final authority, both spoken and written, on all matters. God still speaks to us today as well, giving us His correction, wisdom, and guidance by the Holy Spirit. This is how the Theocracy is able to function, because God is still actively communicating with those who truly desire Him to be their King. This is what’s so good about the community of God—I'm talking about His universal body— that it functions under God’s command by His Spirit through His chosen and appointed leaders.
We need to just humble ourselves and accept the fact that the thing we've got out here called the church is REBLLION! It's man made; it’s not God made. We need to do away with the dead church order, get on our knees, and cry out to God: "We need to renew our covenant with the Lord." What is a covenant? It’s like an oath, and for us it’s a blood covenant. Jesus died for us, and now we have to die for Him. Our covenant with God is a two way street; it doesnt just work one way. God died to save mankind, yet if you dont accept that blood sacrifice—the atonement for your sins—then you cannot be saved. You cannot expect the blessings of God to pour out upon your life while you still run around doing whatever your wicked, little heart desires. You can’t save yourself either. And this brings us back to the "New Age Movement" again, back to humanism. Men are trying to save themselves, self-help: doing it their own way, educating their own minds, developing their "god potential,'' discovering the "god within." I can go to any New Age bookstore and find literally hundreds of books on how to save myself, and no one is saved! They're all blind and lost in sin. They’re all staggering around in the dark. No one really has a handle on anything, but they talk like they do. Unfortunately, it is spiritually impossible to save yourself from the power of sin and the damnation of Hell. It is spiritually impossible for a man to wash away his own sins. Only the blood of Jesus Christ and a life lived in covenant with God can do it. Why? Again, because God is the Creator, and we are the created. He is transcendent and has power over us. Amen? God created the world out of nothing. This is what the Bible teaches us in Genesis, and we believe it’s true. God created the world out of nothing, and He created man out of the dust of the earth. Then He breathed or imputed into him the breath of life, and Adam became a living soul. From the dust, we were created, and when we die, our bodies will disintegrate and return to dust, but our soul and spirit will live on—somewhere! Don't let anyone convince you that there's an annihilation coming for you, or you are just going to “soul sleep.” No, you are going to live on, because the soul and spirit of a man are eternal. And as we continue through these messages, we will see that where you're going to be after death depends on how and what you do with your life here and now.
Genesis 2:15-17 says, “And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress and to keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of in the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shall not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." That was a promise; you shall surely die if you eat of this. I don’t know what kind of tree it was. How can there really be a tree of knowledge if you think about it. This is deeper than some physical fruit tree. But whatever it was, God said, "Don’t do it!" and Adam did it. You know the rest of the story. He died and fell from his original place of dominion. How did he die you ask? He didn’t die physically—he died covenentially. When Adam disobeyed, his covenant with God was broken right there. He became spiritually separated from God, yet his spirit didn’t die because spirit is eternal. In the original creation, Adam's spirit was one with God: he had communion with God. But when Adam disobeyed, his covenant was broken. He could not commune with God as he did originally.
This is what salvation is all about. This is why men are lost and dying in their sins. This is why the world is in such an evil, wicked, and corrupted mess. Mankind's covenant with God has been broken. Many people have come to doubt the Biblical account of creation and man’s fall into sin because they have been brainwashed from a child by some humanistic educational system. All I can say is show me one person who has ever lived on, who has ever transcended the ravages of sin. Show me one. Prove it. All people die physically, and this death is a result of sin. Yet even though we are bound to die physically, our soul and spirit can be born again, and we can renew our covenant with God. That’s what being bom again is all about, our spirit that has been broken by sin is renewed; it’s quickened. We become alive again towards God and our communication, our communion, is reinstated. We make a new covenant with God, and as a result of this new covenant, we enter spiritually into life again. Who is the life? Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me" (John 14:6).
There is only one way to God. You can’t go through the New Age guru Lord Matraeya. You're not going to go through Buddha. You're not going to go through Mohammed the prophet of Islam, you're not going to go through Shiva, or Krishna, or any other pagan deity. You must go through Jesus Christ to get your covenant renewed with God, to get the life of God again. Don't be deceived! Yet, you can get “education” and have lots of people tell you that you’re redeemed, but the proof is in the life—wait until eternity hits and see where you end up. This is not a joke and it’s not a fairytale. This is serious business. Men can laugh at this all they want, but you can be sure of two vital truths: you will die someday, and you can’t save yourself from your sins. Jesus is our savior; men are not. Of course, this goes directly against the teachings of humanism which tell us that man is his own savior. Obviously, men help other men in many ways, but the truth is that men cannot save themselves from eternal damnation. Death doesn’t end it all. In fact, death is only the gateway to eternity. If when we die we are not saved by the blood of Jesus, we will be separated from God for eternity. We will experience the ultimate death in Hell. But, if we are right with God and our names are written in the Book of Life, then we will experience the presence of God for eternity. So, we see that Adam brought all men into sin by breaking his covenant with God. He died covenantially. That is why the second Adam, Jesus Christ, had to come to earth and take on the form of a man, pay the penalty of our sins, and die on our behalf. He did that so we could be redeemed from death. He conquered death through His death. He died that we could have life, and so we could die to ourselves, to who we are, to what we want to be, in order to grow in His life.
Now, I want to go to Isaiah 45:5-7. It says, "I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee though thou hast not known me: that they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the Lord, and there is none else. I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things." Another translation makes it clearer that God actually forms things out of nothing. That is the creator God, the transcendent God. He forms things out of nothing. Can man do that? No! Men have to have something to work with before they can create anything. It says He forms, or creates, the light and He forms the darkness. He created peace, He creates evil, calamities, and destruction, and He will use a whip on our back when we need it. I can guarantee that you will never have a true Spirit community unless you believe that God is transcendent, and man is not God. If you believe in humanism, if you trust in the arm of the flesh, you will never have a true God-centered community. If you desire to have a real community of God upon this earth, you have to recognize that God is the supplier, the sustainer. God created the earth. He is not of the earth; instead, He created it out of nothing, but He’s here with us, and He sustains us in this mess.
I have a message for the mess-age: accept Jesus Christ as Lord of Lords and King of Kings. That’s the message. That’s the very thing that men don’t want to hear. And I know most Christians will say, "Of course I believe that I'm born again!" But believing it and then living according to those beliefs are two different things. God wants us to believe it and experience it. And how do you experience the life of God? By living it—by letting God work His will in you. So we must recognize that if we desire to have a true Spirit community, a Theocracy on this earth, then we all have to accept the fact that God is God and men are men. Of course, God uses men and women in leadership capacities. He anoints them and appoints them, and we must honor them because of that, but we don’t look upon them like they are God. And again, most people have a hard time taking orders from other people, don’t they? We all have a hard time taking orders. But when we are willing to recognize the fact that those who God appoints as His leaders are acting as mouthpieces for God, then obeying them takes on a whole different light. Moses was a good example of someone whom God appointed to act as a mouthpiece for Him to His people. We will all be better off when we recognize that God is the boss.
When we are in the ministry, we are only storehouses of God's power, energy, His knowledge, or His word. We're not God. Unfortunately, I have known many ministers who would like to think that they are God. They sure strut around and act like they're God. Yes. we may have some godly attributes and characteristics which we have obtained by obeying God, but we are not God. In other words, if we are serious about building a community for the Lord, which we are, then it is essential that we pray and ask God what His wisdom is for the 21st century. Dear God, give us your wisdom for this ugly and dark age in which we live. Yes, the Bible offers us many invaluable principles and guidelines to live by and build upon, but we have to ask God now, today, for His wisdom and guidance to deal with the circumstances we face. And God will tell us! God is Spirit, and God still speaks to His people by His Spirit. It’s not just a cut and dry thing where we decide to take a few things from here and there just because they tickle our fancy and say, "I like this. I'm going to build a community this way." No, you have to have the Living God ruling in your midst.
God is Spirit and He communes with us. God can be here with us now, and He is. He works with us through the manifestations of His gifts and the power of His Spirit. He is present with us, and we honor His presence. In fact, God should be present in all churches that claim to be followers of Jesus Christ, but unfortunately, most of them have kicked Him out the door. Modern day Christians don’t want God in their church, although they say they do. They don’t want His presence because it makes them feel uncomfortable. They would rather have the dead routines and easy- to-follow programs of men. When men try to play God, it is an abomination in the nostrils of the Lord. How many Christians want to use His name and His fame, and of course, experience His "blessings" but they dont want to serve Him? And as the leaders set up in their dead routines, they cut God's people off from Him. That is what we call "churchianity," where men set up their programs and they chase the Spirit of God out.
So, unity of community is what it’s all about, recognizing God as transcendent. I can’t cover everything that I’d like to at this time, but I can definitely tell you one thing: unless you're born again of the Spirit of God, you can sit in the church until you drop over dead, and you won’t be able to save yourself, nor have communication with God. This three-ring circus out there called the church is really sick. What you have is a bunch of dead people, going to some carnal building to hear a dead sermon from some dead preacher. They give God lip service, but they live for the world. Christians of today are more afraid of the communists, the humanists, the sodomites, and the government than they are afraid of God; they don’t fear God anymore! That's the major problem! And because they don’t fear God anymore, they don't recognize God in their hearts as the transcendent God. Although they say they do, their actions speak otherwise. They don’t recognize God as the King, as all powerful. Instead, they recognize men. Christians literally shake in their boots at the thought of what men might say or do to them, but they forget to fear God. You can’t have a community like that. The root of a strong, thriving community is the fear of the Lord. The Bible says that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. If you want to be wise in God, fear Him. Recognize God as transcendent, recognize Him as all powerful, and recognize Him as ever-present with us. Amen.
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