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1Corinthians 10:14-22 (ESV) Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. 15 I speak as to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say. 16 The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? 17 Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread. 18 Consider the people of Israel: are not those who eat the sacrifices participants in the altar?

By mutual confession Christians enter into the universal Body of Christ and become the Temple of the Living God. Where two or three gather together in his Name, Jesus says ‘there I am’ and as the Word of God – the great ‘I am’ is present on earth to be praised and worshiped and to restrain the godlessness and lawlessness of all nations.

Psalm 2:1-6 (ESV) Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying, 3 “Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.”

Nations rage against the LORD and against his Anointed because the Church represents conscience, deterrence from chaos and absolute power that is dictatorial and Satanic.

Daniel 12:6-7 (ESV) And someone said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the stream, “How long shall it be till the end of these wonders?” 7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the stream; he raised his right hand and his left hand toward heaven and swore by him who lives forever that it would be for a time, times, and half a time, and that when the shattering of the power of the holy people comes to an end all these things would be finished.

The power of the Anointed, Spirit-filled Church of Jesus Christ has been shattered globally by regulations closing their gatherings due to the Covid 19 virus. Now an ‘end game’ is in play. Times are set, the end has begun and will come to completion. There is no going back. Atheistic science has told Christians to not come together and pray for the nations in the only essential service that God endorses. The nations who want to reign over the world, want to tell the Church when and how to commune and pray together – and what to worship.

Hebrews 6:1-6 (NKJV) Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, 2 of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. 3 And this we will do if God permits. 4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, 5 and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, 6 if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.

Paul lists the three basic doctrines and the one fundamental spiritual practice in the Church in verses 1 – 2 and repeats them again in verses 4 – 5. Consider for a moment the seduction and forced conversion of churches all over the world to use the Internet amid the Covid 19 virus panic. Can the churches commune with one another around the table of the Lord? Can they commune with the Real Presence of the Lord where two or more are gathered with the preacher of God’s Word? Can they fellowship all together at all? Can they baptise people having tasted the gift from heaven? Can they lay hands on people to receive the Holy Spirit? They can preach the Gospel and they can teach the Word to a camera but can they practice what they preach and teach on a very elementary basis and go on to perfection? The answer to all of these questions is no! Why? Because it is the Spirit who gives life; the man made Internet profits nothing. The words that Jesus speaks to us are Spirit, and they are life.

1 Samuel 4:15-22 (ESV) Now Eli was ninety-eight years old and his eyes were set so that he could not see. 16 And the man said to Eli, “I am he who has come from the battle; I fled from the battle today.” And he said, “How did it go, my son?” 17 He who brought the news answered and said, “Israel has fled before the Philistines, and there has also been a great defeat among the people. Your two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God has been captured.” 18 As soon as he mentioned the ark of God, Eli fell over backward from his seat by the side of the gate, and his neck was broken and he died, for the man was old and heavy. He had judged Israel forty years. 19 Now his daughter-in-law, the wife of Phinehas, was pregnant, about to give birth. And when she heard the news that the ark of God was captured, and that her father-in-law and her husband were dead, she bowed and gave birth, for her pains came upon her. 20 And about the time of her death the women attending her said to her, “Do not be afraid, for you have borne a son.” But she did not answer or pay attention. 21 And she named the child Ichabod, saying, “The glory has departed from Israel!” because the ark of God had been captured and because of her father-in-law and her husband. 22 And she said, “The glory has departed from Israel, for the ark of God has been captured.”

The wife of Phinehas named the child ‘Ichabod’, saying, “the Glory has departed from Israel!” The Ark of God had been ‘captured’. The Ark of God’s Presence – the Footprint of his Person – the Testimony of his great mercy and redemption for Israel had been captured by something called paganism and by demon worshippers. In a Covid virus, panic driven world, there is now a growing influence that is unchecked by the restraining spiritual influence of strong numbers in Biblically Christian fellowship. The Glory of God’s Presence in the Church has been captured by science since the closure of all places of worship. There’s no room for religion now that the religion of ‘Science’ (especially ‘evolutionary science fiction’) has ascended to power. No room for conscience now that the Spirit of Antichrist in atheistic science and medicine has taken control and is now lording over the churches. A social system or ‘Beast’ has no conscience in and of itself. It must have a rider. Today there is no Roman Catholic church – no apostate Calvinism – no pluralistic Freemasonry to govern the world. So who’s riding the ‘Beast’ of global society?

2 Thessalonians 2:6-7 (ESV) And you know what is restraining him (Antichrist) now so that he may be revealed in his time. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way.

John 10:10 (ESV) The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.

A beast may have no conscience but the devil is worse than an animal. The devil has come to kill, steal and destroy. His nature is pure. ‘Woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short’ – and it’s getting shorter and more intense by the day. As Judas was overcome by the possessing power of Satan so the Spirit of Antichrist is filling the world that is devoid of the true Church’s Restraining power. Churches who were panicked by the mass media have allowed the nations of the earth to remove the ‘Restrainer’ – the One who convicts the world of sin. Unrestrained lawlessness is now flooding in.

1 Samuel 6:8-12 And take the ark of the LORD and place it on the cart and put in a box at its side the figures of gold, which you are returning to him as a guilt offering. Then send it off and let it go its way 9 and watch. If it goes up on the way to its own land, to Beth-shemesh, then it is he who has done us this great harm, but if not, then we shall know that it is not His Hand that struck us; it happened to us by chance.” The men took two milk cows and yoked them to the cart and shut up their calves at home. 11 And they put the ark of the LORD on the cart and the box with the golden mice and the images of their tumours. 12 And the cows went straight in the direction of Beth-shemesh along one highway, lowing as they went. They turned neither to the right nor to the left…

The beasts that returned the Ark of the Covenant had a cart driver who was the Lord of Glory. In a ‘tour de force’, his Glory departs Israel, judges the pagans, demolishes their temple and their god, brings judgment on the wicked, smashes their perception of luck and chance and returns to Israel to again judge his people. In the same way the Glory of the Holy Spirit who now leaves the fallen Church, will so judge the pagan world in righteousness and return to redeem His people. The Ark of God’s covenant Presence went into captivity to the Temple of Dagon and Dagon and his demon worshipers learnt the hard lesson of One God’s eternal existence, who does not compromise His Truth with deluded fools. Now the lesson is to be learnt again by a planet full of fools who say in their hearts, – “There is no ‘one God’ only Science”, who say “Don’t go to church and pray – trust in Science and do what science says”. “You don’t need the Holy Spirit in the Body of Christ – you need our electronic Internet medium to unite you as one”. The Church was never to forsake the gathering together because where we are together in Jesus’ Name – He is. The true Church is the place where God’s feet have dominion on earth and where we pray and make intercession for all mankind. ‘Science’ especially atheistic evolutionary sciences place blind faith in blind chance as deluded pagans do a block of wood. When and if the Internet churches are allowed to come back to their buildings and repair their temples they will need to repent of their Internet fornication. They have baptised their people in an electronic medium as a substitute for the face to face Presence of God and the nature of their approach to worship will be changed. The heart of true worship has been taken captive by ‘medical science’ in submission to it’s social distancing rules.

As the Holy Spirit guides the true Church so Satan conversely drives the world. ‘Beasts’ of human social cohesion need a rider because man has a conscience. ‘God teaches us more than the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser…’ The ‘Beast’ of feudal western culture in the Dark Ages had the whore of Babylon to ride it, unite it and direct it globally within a ‘moral’ framework. First the whore of Romanism then the whore of Calvinism under the Enlightenment of science and now there’s no whore at all. So whose riding the beast now? Who’s guiding the cart of world dominion. If you don’t want a false church you need a False Prophet. Bill Gates for twenty five years since his book ‘The Road Ahead’ was written, has promised ‘individual Internet freedom of expression’. What has eventuated is the exact opposite. His Internet world has become a snare and a global data prison for individuals and all humanity. You are imprisoned between two guards, predictability and propaganda. It’s data science via the Internet that has just devoured the churches. They are being profiled – their members are being profiled and the propaganda personalised. There can be no direction of a ‘Beast’ without a false church and now in a post-Christian neo-pagan age it’s the False Prophet. The lie of global networking without authoritarian personalized control went out into all the earth via the mass media…

Colossians 2:8-10 (ESV) See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits (elemental spirits as principles – as in principalities and powers) of the world, and not according to Christ. 9 For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, 10 and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.

2 Timothy 2:24-26 (ESV) And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, 25 correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, 26 and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.

The phrase ’may perhaps’ – is a very severe word use here. If a Christian of their own restored free will turns aside to be bound again to do the devil’s will then God must be willing to grant them even the ability to repent. Restoration is not automatic. A person’s will is the motive centre or their ‘heart’ and if captured the Glory has already departed. Repentance is not automatic. Their ‘will’ is no longer an act of love and no longer effective in repentance. God’s will must enter on their behalf. It is not the same as initial salvation repentance and it is not the same as the reprobates in Hebrews 6:4 for whom repentance is impossible. Here in this text ‘may perhaps’ although stern is a message of hope.

Colossians 3:5-6 (ESV) Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 6 On account of these the wrath of God is coming.

The Ark of God’s Presence – the Footprint of his Person – the Testimony of his great mercy and redemption for the world can, in a fallen individual Christian or Church be captured by a ‘Beast’ of ‘philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition’. If unchecked that person or organization will surrender the Word of God and then do the Devil’s will. Paul is saying plainly that demonic possession can come against Christianity through material means. The Internet and the companies that run it use algorithms to figure out what sort of Christian you are. The material objective is to make you continuously covet what they want you to buy or believe. Satan’s spiritual objective is to impose idolatry through covetousness and steal the throne of your heart from God and ultimately make you demon possessed to do the devil’s will. You may think that Facebook is fun along with all the other apps that collect your profile – but it is not just a material scientific thing. There is an underlying spiritual reality at work here as well. The devil wants to lead you away and take you captive. He wants to steal God’s Word from your heart and make his lies to lord over you and to occupy the place of God and His Truth in your life. The devil wants you to tell his lies and do his will. He wants the Church to tell his lies and do his will in his ‘Pagan World Order’. Repentance that is granted by God is the only solution and although His Spirit Is grieved, and although God’s hand is raised – He is still not unforgiving.

Revelation 16:12-16 (NKJV) And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the Dragon, out of the mouth of the Beast, and out of the mouth of the False Prophet. 14 For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. 15 “Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.” 16 And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon.

The ‘spirit of the Dragon’ is the spirit of the devil possessed ‘Antichrist’ who is the spiritual and material head of the Beast or system of governance. He has taken possession of the world and he fills it as Christ fills the Church. There is also the ‘spirit of the false prophet’ and ‘the False Prophet’ who heads up data sciences for profiling and propaganda. Both are the means through whom Satan leads the world astray. The ‘Beast’ is the embodiment of Satan that animates and unifies human society in a Pagan World Order. Once his spirit has dominion in the world – the Antichrist will literally manifest. It is a trilogy of evil, set in exact opposition to the triune Godhead and His faithful Church.

Public Gospel street preaching to unsaved people is now more than ever, our only offensive and defensive weapon. Gospel street preaching in the power of the Holy Spirit, is our only medium of communication to the world. Use it or stand behind those who do. Revelations 11 is our instruction manual to fight faithfully to the end. Repentance that is granted by God is the only solution. Only use the Internet to destroy the Internet as David used Goliath’s sword to behead his opponent and begin the charge to victory. Now is the day of salvation. Now is the time to stand up and fight.

Matthew 1:21 …She will give birth to a son, and you will call his name Jesus; for he shall save his people from their sins.

There was in ancient Pagan Rome amongst other things – Temples, a Forum and a Colosseum, – (religion, social order and entertainment). In our new pagan ‘world order’ environmental earth care is the approved religion. The whole world is an Internet Forum and the earth is it’s Colosseum. Armageddon is the End Game. So the ‘games’ begin. The People of the Book vs. the Beast. Nation vs. Nation. All Nations vs. Israel. The lying propaganda, the killing – the stealing – the destroying will not end until the Prince of Peace comes again to save the world for the sake of his Elect. The Redeemed of the Lord will return. For a grand finale there will be the ‘Main Event’ when the Lord Jesus Christ returns for His people. Christ vs. All Nations. Christ on Earth vs. The Science and the Social Darwinism of China and her Allies. The ‘Beast’ and all his followers, the ‘Antichrist’, the ‘False Prophet’ and ‘All Liars’ vs. The Lake of Fire. The One God and Father of all Truth, justice and love and of our Lord Jesus Christ, will be the only winner forever. God help us, may God have mercy on us. God bless.