Raiders of the Messianic Kingdom
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The gospel of the kingdom being preached today is not the biblical one because it is being preached out of season. We are in the harvest, and true laborers be few (Mat 9:36-38). The kingdom to come will be planted in the future. The social gospel calling for a utopian kingdom to be set up that is preached by men today is one being proclaimed from a motive of obtaining power. Satan wants his turn on the world stage to rule in a new kingdom of man, and this surging urging desire is reflected in false prophets.
These men are the evil trees Christ spoke of, and their chief followers are their evil fruit they bring forth (Mat 7:15-16).
The social gospel they preach is a well received gospel because it does not find fault with the individual, but only with his surroundings.
The social gospel contains the message that mans problems stem from a deficiency in some resource or service that can be humanly provided, and the person of the king is represented as an impersonal concept of social justice. Success of this gospel is measured by the redistribution of material goods and power, and its induction of people content to be religious and work to obtain for themselves meritorious salvation.
These have recently been defined as people of faith, a category created to remove Christ from Christianity, trade political clout for doctrinal conviction, and combine all religions into a single value. Their willingness to accept the concept of inclusion that proclaims all are the children of God despite the biblical qualification that one is a child of God only by faith in Jesus Christ (Gal 3:26); is for them their necessary confession of faith.
There is no room in this world for the exclusionary gospel of salvation. This is part of the reason that a growing number of pastors are not maturing their congregations to include a diet of the meat of Bible doctrine (Heb 5:12-14), and are, as Marie Antoinette did, telling them to be filled with only pastries (q.v.).
Here, another connection can be made with circumstances surrounding the French Revolution. This comparison is between the evil servants spoken of by Christ and the French rulers on both sides of the revolution.
After telling the disciples His second coming would be in an hour that they would not expect (Mat 24:44), Jesus describes two types of servants he will encounter upon His return. He puts it as a question and provides the answer: “Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing” (Mat 24:45-46).
It is altogether a different fate that awaits the other servant who entertains in his heart that the Lord is delaying His coming and begins to “smite his fellowservants;” which could include sheep, and other pastors.
The evil servant will also begin to “eat and drink with the drunken” (Mat 24:49), and the word for drunken here is not merely used to denote intoxication; it is the same as the one used metaphorically to describe the whore in Revelation who is drunk with the blood of the saints (Rev17:6).
The evil servant, though, will not escape the coming King:
The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Mat 24:50-51)
This is a hard saying, and it is best taken at face value. There are going to be shepherds claiming to be servants of Christ, or pastors, who will not be feeding their flocks the meat of the word. They may be deluded by the size of their followers, and the riches they have obtained by them, and the works they have done to build the kingdom, and they will present these to the King.
The Lord has said that the followers, or fruit, they will gather around them are but “thorns” and “thistles” (Mat 7:16), and as for their works:
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity (Mat 7:22-23).
The Raiders of the Messianic Kingdom have said in their hearts “My lord delayeth his coming” (Mat 24:48). What is implied here is that they see no benefit in serving the Lord because He will likely not return until the better part of their lives are over, or even passed away.
Intoxicated with the idea of residing in the pleats of royalty, evil servants begin to set their own tables with a king’s supper and start a banquet they can partake of now.
To provide for their tables they will be marshaling their flocks to perform service projects and pursue visions for establishing their place in a kingdom on earth. They will sup with unbelievers and form alliances with sinners for material and political gain. Eventually, they will even break bread with those who shed the blood of the saints.
Many of these Raiders meet with politicians with questionable views. They also invite political candidates to speak to their congregations even when they support the taking innocent life by the abortion; at any time and for any reason whatsoever. Warren gave such an invite by hosting a met the candidate gathering at his church for then candidate for president Barack Obama, who supports abortion. Warren also had candidate for president John McCain speak at his church. McCain stated at the the Republican candidate debate that he believes in the theory of evolution for the creation of mankind, and not the account in the Bible, but in the same exchange he immediately threw a bone to Bible-believing Christians by saying he does believe the hand of God is in sunsets at the Grand Canyon. How politically benign and morally abysmal can you possibly get? Is bringing such men before a congregation to beat numb their conscious not the same as the smiting of fellowservants? We shall know them by their their fruits.