It is difficult to think about what is happening to our nation. I would rather put it out of my mind. It is distracting to my daily life. Sometimes I cannot really wrap my head around the massive changes that are taking place and what is being planned for us. Is this real? Is this happening? Yes, it is. The more I see and know, the more I realize that it is not a surreal dream.
Even though I should not be surprised at the sudden surprise events of the last three months, I still find myself responsibly adjusting to this reality. I have been studying this wicked system for over 25 years – banking, money, income tax, international government. It was all operating in the background as we went about our business in relative tolerable servitude. I knew someday the big collapse was coming and with it, draconian restrictions and uncharted economic waters. It is here. We are adrift without a harbor and without a port.
What has been most amazing to me is how the masters of propaganda have so deceived most of the people so as to create self-regulating and self-enforcing martial law conditions. No need for direct military occupation on the street – yet.
“We Are On Our Own”
If I look at reality in the face, I conclude, as one article’s headlines read, “We are on our own.” It would be self-deceiving to believe or seek government, at any level, for answers to fundamentally resolve the underlying causes for the present and future problems that are upon us.
As I look down the road, what is our world going to be like? What do you see? A year from now? Two years? Five years? How about 2030?
What about our posterity?
Okay, this is not going to end well if things continue to deteriorate at this pace. But we comfort ourselves with this truth: our God is still in charge. He is still sovereign. Yes, He is.
What I do see happening is that God has purposely loosened the reins on the principalities and powers of spiritual wickedness to create conditions that will force His Covenant People to come together in their local communities. If for nothing else, it will be for survival. But perhaps it is more than that.
What if, in God’s wisdom, these present and increasing Malthusian conditions are being used to reset the advancement and manifestation of His Kingdom. How? By reestablishing His Church through hundreds and thousands of local covenant, self-governing assemblies in every county and province in every land where His People reside.
These are not the Protestant or Catholic churches that exist today. New wine of the New Covenant truth can only be poured into new wine skins (Mark 2:22) – New Covenant church assemblies exclusively comprised of the Christian racial kindred of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Existing churches today are not New Covenant churches, and therefore are inadequate to answer the challenges of a thoroughly corrupt Judaic/Marxist world order.
God is moving by His Spirit to build His Church to reset, rebuild and restore His rule and reign in our lands. That is how I understand the present time.
Another Reset in History?
There have been a number of resets in biblical history:
- Reset through Noah and the Flood event.
- Reset through the Tower of Babel event.
- Reset through Abraham and the creation of the Covenant People at the Exodus event.
- Reset through Jesus Christ at the destruction of Jerusalem event in AD 70 and the establishment of the New Covenant (new heavens and new earth).
- Reset through the Reformation.
And now the corruptness has gotten so bad that perhaps, God is preparing another reset. Again, I believe that this will be another renewed calling of the Sons and Daughters of true Israel to regather unto our Lord and Savior and re-establish local, New Covenant church assemblies through which He will be glorified and can work to manifest His Kingdom on earth.
God’s Purpose Fulfilled
In my book, The Kingdom of God Manifested (Book Seven), I dedicate a chapter to God’s revealed purpose to be carried out by His local churches. Below are selected quotes from this chapter:
The local church can be many things. It can provide a place of spiritual growth and worship, wonderful fellowship, and a support system for many in need. All these are necessary internal functions of a church, and yet, there is an overriding purpose – an outworking for which a local church is uniquely created by God. Without that defined purpose, there is no knowledge or specific focus of what the church is supposed to do in respect to the Kingdom of God. There is no reason for it to exist outside of internal ministry. Without an outward purpose, the church is in danger of becoming stale, stagnant and potentially self-destructive. What is God’s primary intention for the existence of the local church? (pp. 141-142)
This purpose or mission of every local assembly is spelled out in Ephesians 3:9-11:
… to bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things; so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the Church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places. This was in accordance with the eternal purpose which He carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I flesh this out in application:
Wisdom (sophia) combines the principles of God in the letter and spirit of His laws with practical application in all the various areas of life. In other words, sophia explains how to apply the will of God in real life situations both for the people as well as in governing affairs – whether religious or civil.
Wisdom supplies the knowledge and understanding as to how to manifest the Kingdom of God in righteousness, order, and peace. It interacts with economics, morality, education, and all aspects of civil and criminal law, for example, in respect to “right conduct in obedience to the will of God rather than theoretical insight.” (pp. 144-145)
God’s intention through Christ Jesus is to assume the authoritative role in and through the local church assemblies to speak and act to advance and manifest the Kingdom.
God’s Power Realized
But, of course, that purpose can only be carried out with God’s power. In Chapter 11 of my book, I ask the question:
According to the biblical evidence, is God’s power to actually execute His plan to manifest His Kingdom fully available now? (p. 127)
I present evidence from the Bible to answer that question. One of the Scripture references I drill down on is Ephesians 1:18-21:
… that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know … what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe … in accordance with the working of the strength of His might and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.
Read that again and ponder it. If that is true, correct and certain that Jesus Christ has supremacy in authority and power, then how about His Church?
And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the Church… – Ephesians 1:22
Christ is seated at the right hand of the Father, and so is His Church:
… and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. – Ephesians 2:6
The church reigns and rules with Jesus Christ “far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come” (Ephesians 1:21). Raised and seated. It is a fact established as true, correct, and certain. In Christ Jesus, the church is in supreme authority and shares in “the surpassing greatness of His power” and “the working of the strength of His might” (v. 19). This was not only true for the church in Ephesus in that “age” (the fading Old Covenant age), but also “the one to come” (v. 21). From the first century perspective, the New Covenant Kingdom age was the age coming and about to be established. (p. 133) This New Covenant age was established in AD 70.
We now stand at the crossroads of history that requires a response. We have an opportunity to take action. The God of our fathers has placed you in a specific local area of our land. Could He call and choose you to be a part of fulfilling His purpose? Would you pray about that?
Could you begin by interceding before our God for your local area and ask that He begin to build His Church anew? Ask Him to begin to open up a door for you. Keep on asking, keep on knocking, and keep on seeking (Luke 11:1-13).
The time is now. The opportunity is at hand. Is it time to Reset – Rebuild – and Restore?
In my next post, I have an idea that may help you get started.
by Lawrence Blanchard, ND, M.Div.
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