[Isa 28:17 KJV] 17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
[Jer 16:19 KJV] 19 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and [things] wherein [there is] no profit.
[Mat 16:1-3 KJV] 1 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven. 2 He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, [It will be] fair weather: for the sky is red. 3 And in the morning, [It will be] foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O [ye] hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not [discern] the signs of the times?
There are two topics in our time, the one in juxtaposition to the other. The concept of preservation by keeping out of the mind, that which has no place in it, and the concept of making peace with the world by allowing the world and it’s thinkers to build bridges into your mind. Walls vs. bridges.
When I was a young man, the political East and West were divided into two distinct camps of thought. Personal freedom and democracy, and the totalitarian state. The greatest symbol of these two camps was the Berlin wall. It was a physical barrier separating the two camps with clear and distinct presence. I had just finished reading in the book of Acts, how that the apostle Paul was to be brought to Rome to the judgment seat of Caesar, to answer for accusations made against him by religious zealots. The accusations were made while the zealots were living in a nation that was under Roman occupation, and it’s government divided into territorial provinces, each ruled by a puppet dictator who answered strictly to Rome. The nation was permitted it’s illusion of national identity in that it retained it’s own “king” ( though by appointment of the Roman senate) and it retained it’s divided religious system with it’s priesthood, it’s Pharisees, it’s Sadducees, it’s rabis and teachers. It was by all outward appearances, it’s own nation. But make no mistake about it, it was through and through, a vassal state of it’s Roman master, EXACTLY as is the United States of America today, with the United States military fulfilling the role of the iron teeth of Daniel 7.
Having appealed to Ceasar to save himself from the Jews, Paul was made a prisoner, placed under perpetual house arrest, and eventually was sent to Rome to have his fate decided. Curiously, Paul was both a Roman citizen by birth, as well as a Jew. But being now a man who believed Jesus, Paul had no real friends either in Rome or Judea. Paul was placed on a ship bound for Rome. The journey was made from port to port, until they came to a place called the “Fair Havens”. The ship stayed their well into the time after which weather could be dangerous. Paul warned his Roman keeper that further journey would result in ruin, loss of the ship, it’s lading, and many lives. But the governor of the ship deemed the weather agreeable, and set out for Crete, intending to Winter there. Soon after setting out, a great storm arose called “Euroclydon”. It is a violent storm resulting when strong winds from the East produce violent waves. The ship was destroyed, all it’s wealth lost, and only the lives saved because they finally listened to Paul’s advice. The wreck occurred in Malta. Such, spiritually, is the plight of any people or nation who turn to Rome for deliverance. Shortly after reading these things in Acts, I remember it was announced that Ronald Reagan and Michail Gorbachev were going to have an historic summit. This summit was to occur on a ship anchored off of Malta. The location and time was chosen for notoriously mild and good weather. Just before the summit took place, within a few days time, both Reagan and Gorbachev went to Rome for an audience where, without doubt, they received instruction. Each were then to be ferried to the ship for the meeting. Seemingly out of nowhere, EUROCLYDON. A storm of such violence arose, that it was nearly decided to cancel the meeting, as ferrying the leaders was deemed dangerous in such a storm. But the meeting took place, a meeting of EAST and WEST, brokered by Rome. Eventually the Berlin wall came down, and bridges between East and West were built. No longer are the lines between democracy and totalitarianism clear. The thinking of the average citizen has been sucked away as rapidly as the recourses of the nation, replaced with religious, social and political gobble-goop. The fall of the nation has been quick and hard. Any ship to Rome seeking justice for it’s captives, will surely be wrecked.Paul had been told before all this, that had he not made his appeal to the judgment seat of Caesar, he might have been set free.
I personally recall this same president, a man I still respect and admire (though he acted in great spiritual ignorance) receive the Roman dictator. I recall this man receiving the Roman dictator, called the “Supreme Bridge Builder”, which is what Pontifex Maximus means. I saw with my own eyes, this dictator land in this nation on a plane named “Shepherd One”. I saw him descend from the plane while on the TV, an image of the waving American flag was morphed into the fluttering yellow and white Papal flag. I heard the leader of this nation call this man of flesh and blood, “Holy Father”, and say the words, “Our nation is ready to hear you”, effectively casting off the Teacher, the Spirit of Truth, and embracing the one who claims to stand in that place. Natural Israel was lead for many generations without a visible king or leader. From the time they forsook the Lord and chose to have a king over them, they declined very rapidly.
The Lord has promised that any nation or people who cohabit with that thing, will be cast into GREAT TRIBULATION. Great trouble. (Revelation 2:22). Not long after these events I saw a vehicle attempt to rise into the heavens. The vehicle was named “Challenger”. It was to carry seven passengers, a scripturally significant number. One passenger was a TEACHER, by profession. She happened to be a disciple of the Roman dictator. Her name was Christa, which means “anointed” , the title of any in whom THE TEACHER, the Spirit of Christ and of the only and true Holy Father dwells. In a great sign to the nation, all of this was consumed in the head of a serpent.
Also, immediately after the dictator was received, the following chart began to take shape:
And now, the nation is a fractured, perfectly divided and subdivided shadow of what it once was. Individualism is faced with great opposition, while pressure is exerted from all sides, to open the mind to any and everything that demands to be heard. Even in my place of work, I have to answer questions about whether or not I am “embracing” diversity. They who craft such psycho-babel know full well, that “embracing” diversity means destroying it.
In yet another great sign of the times, the subject of walls vs. bridges looms. If you are a student of the scriptures, you will find copious reference to walls , gates and boundaries, and their necessity. It the world in which you walk, if you do not guard what you have and what you are, you will lose it. This is true naturally, but more importantly is true spiritually. In the days of Lot, wicked men stood outside the door of Lot’s house making demands that he send out his guests to them to be raped and defiled, or, they promised, “we will deal worse with you”. These guests were the word of the Lord. The parable is clear. You will read that these guests smote the people without with blindness so that they “wearied themselves to find the door”. If you dwell mentally where Lot did, don’t open the door to these bridge builders, whatever you do. But better still, get out of the place altogether and quit meddling in it.
During the recent political campaigning, the topic of walls and bridges also came to a head, for them with eyes to see. A man who understands the necessity of political, economic and geographic boundaries, and promised to build and restore them, was on the contested Southern border of the nation. On the South side stood a foreign dictator who said a “Christian” would not build a wall, but would build a bridge. That foreign dictator has a vested interest in keeping the borders of the nation porous. This statement is absolutely unfounded and in direct opposition to the scriptures, never mind the fact that the dictator lives in a nation completely surrounded by a nearly fifty foot high wall. The man whose faith this dictator impugned, stood up to the dictator, and told him his words were disgraceful. The man who stood up for himself and his beliefs was obviously prospered. I am not being political, and have no clue what this portends for the nation or how it will play out. What I am emphasizing is the critical nature of walls and boundaries to preserve what is within them, with a view to stating that you have every right as an individual to think and reason for yourself, and no one or no thing have any right to build bridges into your mind and make demands upon you to accept or reject anyone else’s thinking or chosen life style.
Spiritually speaking (I care nothing about politics), if you embrace diversity, you lose it. I speak to them who believe Jesus. To the world I have only one message. Repent and believe Jesus and save yourself from this wicked generation. There is only one with whom I reason freely, and He did not enter my mind over a bridge. He appeared within by invitation.
[Isa 1:18 KJV] 18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
[Pro 4:23 KJV] 23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it [are] the issues of life.
[Jhn 14:19-26 KJV] 19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. 20 At that day ye shall know that I [am] in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. 21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. 22 Judas saith unto him, (not Iscariot), Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? 23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. 24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me. 25 These things have I spoken unto you, being [yet] present with you. 26 But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.