Sunday, November 25, 2012

Guest Post - And Ye Shall Cry Out - by The Arctic Patriot

Arctic Patriot : And Ye Shall Cry Out...

It is obvious from all of the hand-wringing where the American Church has, on a very large scale, misguidedly chosen to place its faith.  The American Church has chosen the State, with its politics and man-as-saviour mentality.

American Christians used to say, "We have no governor but Christ."

Now they say, "We have no governor but Caesar, and anyone sporting a big shining "R" after his name.  If all else fails, we'll pray to God and see if He can help any."

Listen then, to the word of the Lord to those who in the past rejected God as King.

Action / consequence.  Math.

Background:

1 Samuel 8:1-10:
And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.  Now the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abiah: they were judges in Beersheba.  And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.  Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel unto Ramah,  And said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.  But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the Lord.  And the Lord said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.  According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt even unto this day, wherewith they have forsaken me, and served other gods, so do they also unto thee.  Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit yet protest solemnly unto them, and shew them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.  And Samuel told all the words of the Lord unto the people that asked of him a king.

Moving on to consequences...

1 Samuel 8:11-18:
(emphasis mine)

And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots.  And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and will set them to ear his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots.  And he will take your daughters to be confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers.  And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.  And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.  And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work.  He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye shall be his servants.  And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the Lord will not hear you in that day.

Look at the results, as outlined by R. Rushdoony in The Institutes of Biblical Law.  Many of these are not as directly applicable to our society, until one considers the massive amount of taxes that go to fund our perpetual wars, and the virtual conscription (via tax and debt-slavery) of our young men and women...

- Military conscription.
- State service
- Conscription of young men, women, and even animals.
- Massive expropriation of property
- The expropriation of a tenth of the wealth- a direct parallel to the tithe- to the state.
- The people complain, although their hardship is merely the price of their sins, namely, the rejection of God as King, and the substitution of the State-as-king.

No doubt we should pray.  No doubt we shout be spending time in prayer and fasting. 

I do not hold out much hope for miraculous deliverance, however, as the American Church, the people of God, have already chosen their king. 

It may just now be left for us to suffer the price for that decision, and to demostrate true repentence by correcting this mistake.  Some might say this is Divine punishment.  I would say that it is a case of a Father correcting His people by giving them exactly what they have asked for.

What is a believer to do?

The same as they did in Rome, when the threat of being used as a garden torch for Caesar lingered over their heads.  The same as the prophets did in ancient Israel, when the kings and queens sought their blood for speaking the truth.

Pray that you endure to the end. 

Make preparations accordingly.

Whatever that might entail, brothers and sisters.

The results are God's.

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