The Watchman On The Wall

The Watchman On The Wall
Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Verse 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Monday, December 9, 2013

End Time News and Gospel Message 10 Dec 2013

Friends, there are 126 days until the blood moons and solar eclipses begin on 15 April 2014/15 Nisan 5774!
On Passover 2014 the first of a series of Godly astronomical events will occur that will have Christians looking up at the night skies.

Pastor Mark Biltz made this amazing discovery in 2008. Biltz had been studying prophecies that focus on the sun and moon.  These prophecies are God’s signal to his Chosen people and Christians, like 'one if by land, two if by sea' of the American Revolution. "The Hebrew word implies it's a signal for coming or His appearing." Indeed, I believe Pastor Biltz is correct these signals are divine appointments.

In the book of Genesis chapter 1 verse 14 God states the lights in the sky would be "be for signs, and for seasons." 

Over the last 500 years, blood-red moons have fallen on the first day of Passover three separate times. These occurrences were connected to some of the most significant days in Jewish history: In 1492-1493, the final year of the Spanish Inquisition when Jews were expelled from Spain; 

Every heavenly body is controlled by the unseen hand of God, which signals coming events to humanity. There are no cosmic accidents in God’s universe.

Friends, take heed and prayfully prepare because the next series of four blood moons occurs at Passover and Sukkot in 2014 and 2015.

In the Old Testament, God's prophet Joel chapter 2 verse 31 states, "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come." 

In the New Testament, Jesus is say this about his second coming, "Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light. ... And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory." (Matthew 24:29-30) 

In Acts 2 God states: "And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes." 

"God wants us to look at the biblical calendar, the reason we need to be watching is because God will signal His 
appearance. But we have to know what to be watching as well” said Pastor Biltz. 
Friends, we need to be watching the Jewish feasts and their correlation to blood moons, solar eclipses and Bible prophecies. 
Blood moons occur during lunar eclipses. In 2014 two eclipses occur one on Passover and the high holy day of Rosh Hashanah, the first day of the seventh Hebrew month. Two more take place in 2015, also on Jewish feast days. Friends, this is not hocus pocus, these blood moons and solar eclipse are based on NASA projections and recorded celestial history.

Friends, now is the time to accept Yeshua Hamashiach/Jesus Christ as your Lord, Messiah and Savior. Remember, every heavenly body is controlled by the unseen hand of God. Get ready for a roller coaster ride beginning in 2014 because Israel’s and your redemption is drawing nigh.

The next footsteps in the corridor, he knew, might be those of the guards taking him away to his execution. His only bed was the hard, cold stone floor of the dank, cramped prison cell. Not an hour passed when he was free from the constant irritation of the chains and the pain of the iron manacles cutting into his wrists and legs.
Separated from friends, unjustly accused, brutally treated—if ever a person had a right to complain, it was this man, languishing almost forgotten in a harsh Roman prison. But instead of complaints, his lips rang with words of praise and thanksgiving!
The man was the Apostle Paul—a man who had learned the meaning of true thanksgiving, even in the midst of great adversity. Earlier, when he had been imprisoned in Rome, Paul wrote, “Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 5:19-20, NIV).
Think of it: Always giving thanks for everything—no matter the circumstances! Thanksgiving for the Apostle Paul was not a once-a-year celebration, but a daily reality that changed his life and made him a joyful person in every situation.
Thanksgiving—the giving of thanks—to God for all His blessings should be one of the most distinctive marks of the believer in Jesus Christ. We must not allow a spirit of ingratitude to harden our heart and chill our relationship with God and with others.
Nothing turns us into bitter, selfish, dissatisfied people more quickly than an ungrateful heart. And nothing will do more to restore contentment and the joy of our salvation than a true spirit of thankfulness.
In the ancient world, leprosy was a terrible disease. It hopelessly disfigured those who had it, and it permanently cut them off from normal society. Without exception, every leper yearned for one thing: To be healed.
One day 10 lepers approached Jesus outside a village, loudly pleading with Him to heal them. In an instant He restored them all to perfect health—but only one came back and thanked Him. All the rest left without a word of thanks, their minds preoccupied only with themselves, gripped with a spirit of ingratitude.
Today, too, ingratitude and thanklessness are far too common. Children forget to thank their parents for all that they do. Common courtesy is scorned. We take for granted the ways that others help us. Above all, we fail to thank God for His blessings.
Ingratitude is a sin, just as surely as is lying or stealing or immorality or any other sin condemned by the Bible. One of the Bible’s indictments against rebellious humanity is that “although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him” (Romans 1:21, NIV). An ungrateful heart is a heart that is cold toward God and indifferent to His mercy and love. It is a heart that has forgotten how dependent we are on God for everything.
From one end of the Bible to the other, we are commanded to be thankful. In fact, thankfulness is the natural outflowing of a heart that is attuned to God. The psalmist declared, “Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving” (Psalm 147:7, NIV). Paul wrote, “Be thankful” (Colossians 3:15, NIV). A spirit of thanksgiving is always the mark of a joyous Christian.
Why should we be thankful? Because God has blessed us, and we should be thankful for each blessing.
Thank God for the Material Blessings That He Gives You
We seem never to be satisfied with what we have—rich or poor, healthy or sick. But what a difference it makes when we realize that everything we have has been given to us by God! King David prayed, “Wealth and honor come from you … We give you thanks, and praise your glorious name … Everything comes from you” (1 Chronicles 29:12-14, NIV).
Some years ago I visited a man who was wealthy and successful. He was the envy of all his friends and business associates. But as we talked, he broke down in tears, confessing that he was miserable inside. Wealth had not been able to fill the empty place in his heart.
A few hours later I visited another man only a short distance away. His cottage was humble, and he had almost nothing in the way of this world’s possessions. And yet his face was radiant as he told me about the work he was doing for Christ and how Christ had filled his life with meaning and purpose. I am convinced that the second man was really the rich man. Although he didn’t have much, he had learned to be thankful for everything that God had given him. Paul declared, “I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want” (Philippians 4:12, NIV). A spirit of thankfulness makes all the difference.
Are you constantly preoccupied with what you do not have? Or have you learned to thank God for what you do have?
Thank God for the People in Your Life
It is so easy to take people for granted, or even to complain and become angry because they do not meet our every wish. But we need to give thanks for those around us—our spouses, our children, our relatives, our friends and others who help us in some way.
I once received a letter from a woman who began by telling me how fortunate she was to have a kind, considerate husband. She then used four pages to list all his faults! How many marriages and other relationships grow cold and eventually are shattered because of the sin of ingratitude?
Do you let others know that you appreciate them and are thankful for them? The Christians in Corinth were far from perfect, but Paul began his first letter to them by saying, “I always thank God for you” (1 Corinthians 1:4, NIV). When a group of believers (whom Paul had never met) came out to greet him as he approached Rome, we read that “at the sight of these men Paul thanked God and was encouraged” (Acts 28:15, NIV). Thank God for those who touch your life.
Thank God in the Midst of Trials and Even Persecution
We draw back from difficulties, yet not one of us is exempt from some kind of trouble. In many parts of the world it is dangerous even to be a Christian because of persecution.
And yet in the midst of those trials we can thank God, because we know that He has promised to be with us and that He will help us. We know that He can use times of suffering to draw us closer to Himself: “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance” (James 1:2-3, NIV).
When the prophet Daniel learned that evil men were plotting against him to destroy him, “he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before” (Daniel 6:10, NIV). The Bible commands, “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:18, NIV). Paul declared, “You will even be able to thank God in the midst of pain and distress because you are privileged to share the lot of those who are living in the light” (Colossians 1:12, Phillips).
I don’t know what trials you may be facing right now, but God does, and He loves you and is with you by His Holy Spirit. Cultivate a spirit of thankfulness even in the midst of trials and heartaches.
“God has given us the greatest Gift of all—His Son, who died on the cross and rose again so that we can know Him personally and spend eternity with Him in heaven.”
Thank God Especially for His Salvation in Jesus Christ
God has given us the greatest Gift of all—His Son, who died on the cross and rose again so that we can know Him personally and spend eternity with Him in heaven: “Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” (2 Corinthians 9:15, NIV).
The Bible tells us that we are separated from God because we have sinned. But God loves us—He loves you, He loves me—and He wants us to be part of His family forever. He loves us so much that He sent His only Son into the world to die as a perfect sacrifice for our sins. All we need to do is reach out in faith and accept Christ as our Savior and Lord: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16, NIV).
Have you opened your heart to Jesus Christ? If not, turn to Him with a simple prayer of repentance and faith, and thank Him for what He has done for you. And if you do know Christ, how long has it been since you thanked God for your salvation? We should not let a day go by without thanking God for His mercy and His grace to us in Jesus Christ.
Thank God for His Continued Presence and Power in Your Life
When we come to Christ, it is not the end but the beginning of a whole new life! He is with us, and He wants to help us follow Him and His Word.
In ourselves we do not have the strength that we need to live the way God wants us to live. But when we turn to Him, we discover that “it is God who works in [us] to will and to act according to his good purpose” (Philippians 2:13, NIV). Jesus promised His disciples, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:18, 20, NIV).
In many countries a special day is set aside each year for thanksgiving. But for the Christian every day can be a day of thanksgiving, as we are “always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 5:20, NIV).
Do you know the joy of a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ? If you’ll turn to God, He can take away your bitterness and give you the spirit of true thankfulness
The King of Jordan and his beautiful wife
Israel National News reported on 12/9/2013 that Major General Nitzan Alon, the Head of the IDF's Central Command, met leaders of the Jewish settlement enterprise in Judea and Samaria Sunday and attempted to allay their concerns about a possible agreement with the Palestinian Authority (PA) regarding the final status of the Jordan Valley in a future permanent accord.
General Nitzan Alon said, "All that has happened in the Middle East the regional upheaval, stability problems and everything that is going on in Syria only help our arguments. Our argument is that the Jordan Valley is a strategic buffer for Israel." Alon then made it quite clear that Israel's long-term security once a hostile Palestinian State is created depends upon Jordan being a full, long-term security partner.
Alon said, “that it is true that strategic relations need to be developed with Jordan, which would then provide an additional buffer zone, but insisted that this does not make Israel's position regarding the Jordan Valley any less solid."
Watchman comment: The major problem with depending so much on the cooperation with Jordan is that the Hashemite State is comprised of about 66% Palestinian citizens. Therefore, it is always possible, once these Palestinians see the degree to which Jordan is cooperating with Israel, they could very well turn on the Jordanian king. This is how the Black September movement came about after King Hussein, with his Bedouin supporters, attacked the Palestinians who were threatening his throne. Today, the king’s support among the Bedouins is not as strong. Jordan is Israel’s very shaky partner and the Jordanian king is living in a sea of trouble where monarchs are rare and dictators get eaten by the blood thirsty Illuminati.

Will Some Nations Experience Economic Prosperity In The Great Tribulation Period?"
You will discover that God is going to spiritually trap wicked nations by allowing them to be economically prosperous. God says in Psalm 17:9-14
9  From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.
10  They are inclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly.
11  They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth;
12  Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.
13  Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword:
14  From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.

The Illuminati Script follows this prophecy. The Illuminati came to understand during the Great Depression (1929-1939) that severe economic deprivation is NOT the best way in which to prepare the hearts of a nation to receive Antichrist. Millions of people responded by getting right with Jesus, not what the Elite had in mind. After World War II, the Illuminati decided that economic prosperity and the promise of prosperity was the best way in which to make people's hearts grow cold toward Jesus. Yet, both non-Christians and Christians have been screaming hard since June, 1998, that an economic collapse is inevitable and imminent. Many dates for this collapse have been set, only to have each date come and go without the collapse. When an organization sets a date that does not occur, they simply set a new future date and continue to urge you to buy survival stuff from them. They are laughing all the way to the bank. Do not make any financial decision based upon the idea that a collapse is imminent. Stop listening to the never-ending clatter of "Prepper" propaganda! And, stop being panicked by this nonsense. "Know the Truth, and the truth shall set you free" (John 8:32)

I have repeatedly said for several years that the U.S. would not attack Iran. Last month, Western Powers, led by Obama, reached agreement with Iran which not only removed the specter of war from the United States and Europe, but which also made it almost impossible for Israel to launch an attack against Iran. Why am I so sure that Iran is never going to be attacked? The answer is simple, Bible  Prophecy. You see, Iran is Ancient Persia, a nation which God has foretold will march with Russia against Israel in fulfillment of Ezekiel 38-39. I believe that both Persia (Iran) and Russia are protected by this prophecy. As it turns out, I was right. You cannot go wrong when you interpret world events through the lens of Bible prophecy.

The Houston Chronicle reported on December 8, 2013 that the Central African Republic,  France and the African Union announced plans to deploy several thousand more troops into embattled Central African Republic, as thousands of Christians fearing reprisal attacks sought refuge from the Muslim former rebels who now control the country after days of violence left more than 400 people dead.
Concluding a long-planned conference on African security in Paris, President Francois Hollande said France was raising its deployment to 1,600 on Saturday 400 more than first announced. Later, after a meeting of regional nations about the Central African Republic, his office said that African Union nations agreed to increase their total deployment to 6,000 up from about 2,500 now, and nearly double the projected rollout of 3,600 by year-end.
All countries within "Pentagon's New Map" and the "Non-Integrating Gap Region" are in danger of being invaded, threatened with invasion and/or threatened by internal dissent. The leaders and dictators in these two regions are being forced to yield tothe global demand to surrender their national sovereignty to the Club of Rome's regional government
In the book, "The Pentagon's New Map", Commander Barnett raises the possibility that Western forces may be fighting within this"Non-Integrating Gap Region" for 100 years! Now that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are winding down, and now that some nations in the Northern Africa and the Middle East region have been overthrown, the time has come for the Illuminati to move the wars southward. Not only is the Central African Republic the latest to be invaded, wars are raging in Yemen, Sudan, Niger, Mali, Nigeria and Somalia.
The real purpose of this "Pentagon's New Map" and "Non-Integrating Gap Region" strategy is to create instability within this entire region, so that the Club of Rome Plan can create satanic kingdoms #7 and #8 within the African  and Middle East region.
This is the REAL reason that Western Powers are invading the countries of this entire region. When finished, 10 satanic kingdomswill have been created, and Daniel 7:7-8 will be fulfilled.

Jonathan Turley, George Washington University law professor, is a progressive and a champion of the leftist agenda. He told the House Judiciary Committee on December 3 that there is a threat to America that is not "simply posing a danger to the constitutional system" but rather "the very danger the Constitution was designed to avoid." Turley was not speaking about conservative talk shows or conservative figures in politics, whether they be in the House or the Senate that might be pushing freedom of religion or be against immigration reform. To him, a progressive liberal, the greatest threat to the country is the man who occupies the Oval Office. Turley believes in the rule of law, and that this president threatens it.

He said, "In recent years, I have testified and written about the shift of power within our tripartite government toward a more Imperial Presidential model...I was equally concerned about the overall expansion of unchecked presidential authority and the relative decline of legislative power in the modern American system. The recent nonenforcement policies add a particularly menacing element to this pattern. They effectively reduce the legislative process to a series of options for presidential selection ranging from negation to full enforcement. The Framers warned us of such a system and we accept it - either by acclaim or acquiescence - at our peril."

He continued, "The current claims of executive power will outlast this president and members must consider the implications of the precedent that they are now creating through inaction and silence." He said, "The division of governmental powers is designed to protect liberty by preventing the abusive concentration of power. All citizens -Democratic or Republican or Independent - should consider the inherent danger presented by a President who can unilaterally suspend laws as a matter of presidential license." Turley also expressed grave concern over the increasing power of government agencies and the Supreme Court's recent ruling that they could "actually define their own or interpret their own jurisdiction."

Turley recognizes something many Christian Americans fail to see: that we are all in great danger of losing our Constitutional freedoms. We are closer to living in a freedom-as-a-storefront dictatorship than at any time in our history. I have heard so-called "prophets" speak of the demise of America. I have also heard that Christians should not be involved in government or politics. But we as Christians have been blessed by God with a nation where we have a say. Psalm 33:12 says, "Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance." What inheritance have we wrought? What stewards are we?
Our collective silence and inaction is approval. But the pulpit certainly reminds us each week that God loves us and wants us to be all that we can be.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

Wikileaks has released a 95 page document spelling out details on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). The secret globalist agreement will have a significant effect on a wide range of issues including internet freedom, medicine, patents, and civil liberties. The cabal met in Salt Lake, Utah, between November 19 and 24.
The draft text for the TPP Intellectual Property Rights Chapter spells out provisions for implementing a transnational “enforcement regime” designed to supplant national laws and sovereignty with a globalist construct. The TPP is by far the largest and most oppressive economic treaty devised thus far. It will have an impact on a staggering 40 percent of worldwide GDP. The TPP is the forerunner to the equally secret US-EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Both treaties combined will cover 60 percent of world GDP and exclude China.
Enforcement will be accomplished by “supranational [ Global & international ]  litigation tribunals to which sovereign national courts are expected to defer to.” According to the document, the globalist courts can conduct hearings with secret evidence.
In addition, aspects of the treaty resemble Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and ACTA treaties with draconian surveillance mechanisms. In early 2013, thousands of websites “went black” to show solidarity in opposition to SOPA because the legislation seriously threatened the functionality of the internet. “SOPA was an attempt to put the power of information back in the hands of an elite few who are rapidly losing the ability to control what the masses are reading, hearing and seeing,” Mac Slavo wrote in January, 2012.
“Since the beginning of the TPP negotiations, the process of drafting and negotiating the treaty’s chapters has been shrouded in an unprecedented level of secrecy,” Wikileaks notes in a statement on the release of the TPP draft. “Access to drafts of the TPP chapters is shielded from the general public. Members of the US Congress are only able to view selected portions of treaty-related documents in highly restrictive conditions and under strict supervision. It has been previously revealed that only three individuals in each TPP nation have access to the full text of the agreement, while 600 ’trade advisers’ – lobbyists guarding the interests of large US corporations such as Chevron, Halliburton, Monsanto and Walmart – are granted privileged access to crucial sections of the treaty text.”
Obama is poised to fast-track the secret agreement. “The US administration is aggressively pushing the TPP through the US legislative process on the sly,” said Wikileaks editor Julian Assange.
“If instituted, the TPP’s IP regime would trample over individual rights and free expression, as well as ride roughshod over the intellectual and creative commons. If you read, write, publish, think, listen, dance, sing or invent; if you farm or consume food; if you’re ill now or might one day be ill, the TPP has you in its crosshairs,” Assange added.

As I approach the best time of the year as we celebrate the birth of Christ our Savior,  I am so humbled as I am reminded of the God's  greatest gift to Humanity in the life death, and resurrection of Jesus.    But then I am also confronted  with much more Self centered and polarized rhetoric among the political pundits and current administration  policy wonks.....  I am just so Sick of it ...  I just want to vomit  !!
I totally know already .... that the Republi--crats --  or Tea Party --   is NOT the answer to our Spiritual Problem.   2 Tim. 3:13  says that  " 

But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving [others], and being [ self ] deceived.

but my question is -- How much better is the True Church actually doing ??---  It seems that the Church may be aligned  and on the same Trend Line toward Apostacy as the Rest of the World,  but NOT as steep of Decline yet.   Look at the divorce rate within the nominal Christian world ??
True Repentance means that we need to " change our mind ".  This is the First step -- to Change your Heart.  see Romans 12: 1-2
and GOD  promises to do the rest ...based on our perseverance and faith-walk
Read below and ask yourself ---  "AM  I part of the Problem,  or part of the Solution "  ???
If Christ is KING  then ...It's Really Christmas time --  ALL  year --  and its NOT about   YOU

Rebellion-  the Sin of the Self-Centeredness

In today's world, we hear SO MUCH about "self" programs: self-help, self-esteem, self-worth, self-respect, self-love, and so on. It seems this world has a love affair with 'self"; it's practically in our faces, surrounding us 360 degrees in all directions. We are told we need to "believe in ourselves", 'love ourselves", "esteem ourselves" and so on. Turn on the TV for any amount of time and this is readily evident in both the programming as well as the "commercials" that come on, as well as in movies themselves, games, talk shows, books, magazines, and practically ALL media.
And it permeates the world we live in, seeping down through all its' fibers.
You can see the common thread in all of this: it's all about the "self." It's all about fulfilling our desires, the things that make us feel GOOD, and avoiding all pain and discomfort. And this is no better demonstrated than when we are angered and someone either does something we don't want them to do, tries to infringe on our "rights" or otherwise makes us feel threatened, that we are no longer "in control":
"WHO does he/she think they are? Telling ME what to DO? How DARE they tell me I can't do this/that? I have the RIGHT!!! THEY crossed ME, I didn't do a THING to them. Well, they've got ANOTHER THING COMING!! After I'm done with them, they'll be SORRY!!! NO ONE TELLS ME WHAT TO DO!!!"
Sound familiar?
The Bible gives us some insight on why we are like this:
"From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. " (James 1:4-7, KJV, emphasis mine)
James tells us in these verses it is because we want and cannot have. In short, we are all about ourselves, and we as a race get violent and upset when we cannot get our way. We focus on OUR wants, OUR needs, OUR desires, and all to the detriment of all else and all others. we end up not caring about others because we are too busy caring and trying to fill the void in us that sin creates. When we separated ourselves from God, a limitless hole was created in us; the unsaved attempt to fill this with material goods, temporal "power", wealth, positions, etc. But none of these fill us because unlike God, we cannot exists independently.
We AREN'T God.
All of this started at the Garden of Eden, when man first rebelled against the Lord:
"And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons." (Genesis 3:6-7, KJV)
That's the spark of rebellion that is within all of us; the core of sin.
The word "rebellion" is from the root word "rebel", which is either a noun or verb. As a verb, it means to reject the authority that exists, and to act against it. As a noun, it means to be one who commits this act, and is known for such acts. Seeing as the human race as a whole has both committed these acts and is known for them, we are very rightfully classified as rebels, and our act ans INSURRECTION against the One True God. And in rebelling from God, we essentially said "we don't NEED you!" to him. We declared that we are sufficient unto ourselves and that we are complete in of ourselves. But we aren't. In our rebellion, we are like unto children who run away from home and tell our folks we don't need them anymore, yet we keep coming back for dinner, laundry, bedtime, and when we are hurt. What we REALLY want from God is for Him to run all the HARD stuff, and for us to have the say over the stuff we LIKE. We want God to take care of sustaining us, but for us to have power over the "choice matters" that we desire.
To put it another way:
"This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away."           (2 Timothy 3:1-5, KJV)
In short: we only want to be in charge when it ISN'T tough!!!
And that is where the Gospel comes in: to show man that he have rebelled against God, and that in doing so, he has wronged him. Unfortunately, like most rebellious children, Man doesn't want to hear the truth: he would just as soon continue in his "house of cards", playing all day as if we were God and that NO ONE will tell him what to do!
And ultimately, if he does not repent, he will get what he wants so much: to be by himself, in a place where he can exert all the control that he has within his power....
That place is hell, where those who reject the precious gift of the Lord find out all too quickly that they are NOT God, and are at the whim of a world that, to say the very least, is their worst nightmare.
Now, to those that have partaken of Christ's love gift: we still have this nature. But we also have the Holy Spirit within us as well. We are not alone in our battle against "the old man" or “the flesh”, as it were. But we need to be submitted to the Lord in all things:
"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith." (Romans 12:1-3, KJV, emphasis mine)
We need to let him work on us, in us and through us. We may not be able to rid ourselves of the rebellious nature, but as God works his will in us, we find that the old nature slowly dies, and is replaced more and more by the nature of god. instead of the vile, pernicious hunger and lusting of acquisition, we find a gentle peace growing, as we become satisfied with the table and the bountiful food of the spirit that the lord sets out for us:
"Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." (Philippians 4:11-13, emphasis mine)

So, we have a choice: we can follow this world in it's rebellion against God, or we can follow God and his way of contentment and peace.  Rom. 12: 1-2  is the Key!!

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