God’s Message to the PEOPLE, the PUBLICANS, and the POLICE

God’s Message to the PEOPLE, the PUBLICANS, and the POLICE:::
The thoughts and intents of many hearts are being revealed… For those that are interested in solutions from the Word of God rather than the mental manipulations of men, the Bible gives us ways to easily tell someone who speaks for God versus someone who uses lying statistics, sorcery and trickery.
 
There’s NO Biblical evidence that “black” people were created by God to be more violent than anyone else. There IS biblical evidence that police are more violent than others.
 
This is John the Baptist message of specific repentance:::
Luke 3
10 And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?
11 He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.
12 Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?
13 And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.
14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.
 
TO THE PEOPLE: be generous and share with each other
 
TO THE PUBLICANS (POLITICIANS): stop trying to get extra tax money
 
TO THE SOLDIERS (POLICE): 1. Stop Doing Violence. 2. Stop Accusing People Falsely. 3. Be content with your wages (stop trying to get extra money from the people).
 
These are the Words of God. This is an example of a scripturally balanced and accurate message of repentance to everyone.
 
Notice that the soldiers that occupied their land were known for being violent, for accusing people falsely, and for trying to get extra money. The public servants were known for trying to get extra money. The regular citizens were told to be generous to each other, to share resources and food… because this creates a more peaceful community and helps lower greed and theft.
 
YES this has been in your bible the whole time. How easy was that?
 
It’s very important to know your bible. Don’t believe the racists, self-haters, sorcerers, tricksters, and American idolaters who will use lying statistics, trickery, and media sorcery to tell you the opposite because they don’t speak for God – they speak for their American Idolatry.

The Voice that Cries in the Wilderness is the Key to Your Transition

The Voice that Cries in the Wilderness is the Key to your transition out of the wilderness. Not even Jesus took a shortcut.

*[[Mat 3:13-15]] KJV* Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.

Give Up Your Life to Save Others!

Every Elijah has an Ahab and Jezebel that wants to replace you and kill you. Every John the Baptist has a Herod and Herodias that wants to chop your head off so you can’t speak. PREACH THE WORD ANYWAY! Give Up Your Life to Save Others!

Spirit of Elijah is a Real Sacrifice

Church folk love to hear what the world is doing wrong, but we hate to hear what we’re doing wrong, and how what we do wrong is even more destructive, bringing shame to Gods name.

The Spirit of Elijah is not a sacrifice you make if you want to get money and fame in the church or in the world.

Confronting idolatry is something you do to prepare the way of the Lord, and sacrifice for the next generation of children. It’s a REAL sacrifice, for heaven, not earth.

Elijah himself was hated by a whole nation. John the Baptist was killed for operating in it. But he prepared the way for Jesus to come the first time.

In this second coming of Christ, the Spirit of Elijah will come first again. Do you want Jesus? Do you care for the next generation?

Offenses, Leadership By Example, and The Reward or Punishment for Influence

Offenses, Leadership By Example, and The Reward or Punishment for Influence

My first son has the chance to influence his little bros and sisses in right or in wrong – by example. He can make our parenting job easier or harder. And he can get rewarded by God for leading his generation in righteousness or be punished for leading his generation in disobedience.

It is similar in spiritual leadership – when you make disobedience appear successful, you become spiritually responsible and accountable for those who imitate or follow your disobedient influence. God is a great accountant and He knows how to trace rewards and punishments for good seeds of influence and bad seeds of influence.

– This is why James 3 says that masters, (or leaders) have a greater condemnation.

James 3:1 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. 2For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. KJV

James 3:1 Be not many [of you] teachers, my brethren, knowing that we shall receive heavier judgment. 2For in many things we all stumble. If any stumbleth not in word, the same is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body also. ASV

God was saying that not too many people should put themselves into position of leadership or teaching without God telling them, because they might cause people to be offended with their words.

What is “Offense” Really?

Today we use this word “offense” as if it means emotional insecurity or perceived disrespect. This word as used in the bible actually means to stumble, and in a disobedient step off the path off God.

Definition of Offend:

  1. to cause one to stumble or fall
  2. to stumble
  3. to err, make a mistake, to sin
  4. to fall into misery, become wretched

This is a major problem in the Body. People see the Word “offense” and think it has something to do with emotional insecurity or perceived disrespect rather than “stumbling off the path of obedience” to God.

Hosea 14:9b …for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.

I encourage you to reread all of the Scriptures you know that say “offense” and put the words ” stumble off the path of obedience” or “cause to stumble from the path of obedience”, or “stumbling blocks to obedience.”

When Jesus said:

Matthew 18:6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 7 Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come ; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!

He was saying that if you cause a small believing child to disobey and stray from obedience to God, your punishment is so great, it would be better for you to drown in the ocean. He was saying that a lot of punishment is coming on the world because they cause people to stray from obedience to God. Whoever allows themselves to be the messenger or example of disobedience is going to be punished horribly.

When Jesus said:

Matthew 11: 4 Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see : 5 The blind receive their sight , and the lame walk , the lepers are cleansed , and the deaf hear , the dead are raised up , and the poor have the gospel preached to them . 6 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.

He wasn’t rebuking John the Baptist for being emotional or asking a bad question, he was encouraging John to stay on his path of suffering in obedience, because JB had an important role in making a way for the Messiah, AND a share in the reward for the miracles Jesus was doing. He then went on to say JB was the greatest man ever born of a woman – he wasn’t rebuking him for perceiving disrespect or being emotional. He was in essence, letting him know his cut of the rewards for his obedience.

He was saying : “Look I’m healing the sick, raising the dead, and preaching the gospel to the poor. You were sent to prepare the way for me, so if you don’t back down and don’t back out of Obedience you will be very blessed.”

When you see the word “offense” as loss of emotional harmony, the devil will attack you and put roadblocks of conflict on your path of obedience to Gods will. Then you will leave the path of Gods will because of the conflict, keep the emotional harmony, smile and say “I’m not offended.” However, you really are offended, because you stumbled off the path of obedience to God.

Understanding the real meaning of “offense” brings great clarity to many issues of life. It will help you to find and stay completely on God’s holy path for your life regardless of the tricks, compromises and conflicts the devil puts on your path

As a leader, your main goal is not to cause people to stumble off the path of obedience. It’s not just words that can cause people to stumble from the path of obedience, it’s also your example.

Words are just the beginning. People do what they see, especially if they see people in positions of power and success doing them.

– This is why Proverbs says if a leader listens to lies, all his servants are wicked.

Proverbs 29:12 If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.

As a leader by example, if you even listen to a lie, all your servants become wicked and twisted from righteousness.

– This is why repentance is more necessary in the Church than in the world. God heals the land when HIS people repent and lead by example. (2 Chronicles 7:14)

2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray , and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

It’s not necessary to get sinners to stop doing this or that. It’s necessary to get so-called believers to obey, pray and walk in self-sacrificing holiness instead of compromise. That’s when God is released to heal the land. God didn’t give unbelievers the authority,

He gave believers the authority.
– This is why it’s important to obey God and lose money fame and influence rather than disobey God to gain money fame and influence “for God.”
When you try to outsmart God in this way, you get punished even more harshly for spreading corruption, even if you still look good in the eyes of the masses. The influence and money you gain “for God” by disobeying Him is actually a negative for you and for everyone under your influence.

Real Faith Is Obedience
I used to think people that were supposed to know the Word didn’t know the Word. Now I realize that many Christians know the written Word of God AND know the voice of God, but just refuse to obey Him in order to have success in the eyes of people.

I have seen, heard and experienced many people who know exactly what God wants Biblically, AND have clear direct instructions from God, but choose to do the opposite, in order to have temporary success.

It’s actually human nature NOT to make smart decisions, but to go with what makes you and others comfortable emotionally. I’ve been guilty of this myself. Just a few days ago, I had a decision where I could cut down the data on my cellphone plan and save cash every month. Even though I didn’t need unlimited data, and hardly used it, it was difficult for me to make the smart decision. Why? The stupidity of my emotional comfort was the reason.

Ask any business person, most people make decisions 80% on today’s emotion, even against hard facts and clear evidence of long term benefits. A product that is better, and saves customers money every month is actually hard to sell, because it makes people change when they don’t want to change. The same thing works with spiritual decisions.

But Abraham sacrificed Isaac, and passed Gods test to give up temporary success for permanent success (Hebrews 11:17-19). That’s real faith.

Jesus endured the Cross and got permanent success and reward (Hebrews 12:2). He didn’t disobey God for the temporary experience of success and making people comfortable. He didn’t Jump off the Cross to stop the Earthquake and get a round of applause and thanks. “That earthquake was really shaking things up Jesus – thanks for stopping it, you’re the man!”

A man that is working for his wedding day works hard and suffers long with no problem, because his wedding day stays on his mind (Genesis 29:20). If he thinks only about avoiding his suffering today, he quits. Then he gets sad, scarred, and looks for a prostitute instead of a wife.

Spiritually it’s the same: in order to really obey God, you have to have more faith in the Eternal Joy Set Before You (by meditating Gods ETERNAL promises and rewards) than you have in the temporary reward from pleasing people and making a temporary profit.

Genesis 29:20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.

Skillful Disobedience to Avoid Suffering is Dangerous

People follow what appears to be successful. But in leadership, the more skilled you are at disobeying God and making it look successful, the more Blood is on your hands. It may help you to avoid temporary suffering and loss – but you end up spreading disobedience, apostasy (falling away from the faith), and Tare Seeds across the body of Christ. Without public repentance the damage continues. At least with public repentance you can slow down the spread of Corrupting the Word of God.

True repentance and obedience to the Will (Logos) and voice (Rhema) of God even in difficult losses creates eternal joy and infinite rewards, both naturally and spiritually.

If God can’t use you as an example of obedience, He will use you as an example of disobedience.
#leadershipbyexample

True Spiritual Light Forces the Spectacle of Hatred or the Miracle of Repentance

*[[Joh 3:20-21]] KJV* For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

Jesus called us the light of the world, because we reflect Him. He also said to “marvel not” (don’t be amazed) if the world hates you. So if we are the light of the world, why does the world hate us?

The answer is found in John 3:20-21. Jesus Christ summarizes the psychological state of everyone in the whole world.

People that do evil hate the light – emotional opposition
They refuse to come to it – avoidance in action
Because their deeds are reproved – why? they want to avoid their actions being spoken against.

People that do the truth come to the light. – they dont avoid it
They want their deeds to be exposed as obedience to God.

So if sinners hide from the light, and we are the light, what is the link between people that do evil and people that do truth? One word- Repentance.

Repentance is when people who evil come to the light to get their deeds reproved and change their works to works done in God.

Repentance – the greatest miracle on earth. The only miracle that heaven rejoices over.

Jesus called John the Baptist a “burning and a shining light” and the “greatest man born of a women.” Greater than Elijah and Elisha, and all he did was get people to repent – without any other miracles.

Then he said that the least in the kingdom is greater than JtB. That means that those in the kingdom of heaven would get a lot of people to repent… Plus more. Jesus showed us this by example. Many repentant sinners followed Him, plus He did other miracles and healings.

Notice that the link between believers and unbelievers is not compromising or turning the light down. Its not subjugating your light to the darkness. Its the other way around!

Yes its the goodness of God that leads people to repentance. And its the obedient preacher that gives them something to repent from! Repentance is not achieved by our intelligence, but by a miracle of God in response to the foolishness of preaching.

The Spirit of Elijah Comes First – If You Really Love JESUS

The Spirit of Elijah Comes First – If You Really Love JESUS

A Confrontational Preaching Anointing

If you love Jesus and want him back soon, think about this: Malachi 4. The Spirit of Elijah comes first.

Malachi 4 4Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments. 5Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: 6And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

Jesus also confirmed this: “Elijah comes first, and restores all things.” Matthew 17:11

The Spirit of Elijah did not turn hearts of people by preaching a message on ‘turning your hearts’. He didn’t say “Fathers, turn you hearts back to your children. Children, turn your hearts back to your fathers,” even though those would have been very good messages.

When he prayed, he told God “Let them know that you have turned their hearts again.” But that’s not what he said to the people. He didn’t say “Everybody turn your hearts back to God please.”

What did Elijah actually do? Read 1 Kings 18:17-40

The Spirit of Elijah set up a confrontation with idols and false prophets. He let them have the stage for as much time as they wanted. He let them set up their altars. He let them have the advantage, 450 to 1. He clowned them. He gave himself a disadvantage, making his altar especially hard to “catch fire” by dousing it with water.

What did all the wishy washy, 2 opinion cowards say when it was time for the confrontation – “not a word.” They really didn’t know whether to worship God or Baal (the idol of money & power) (1 Kings 18:21).

But when the fire came, the people automatically said “the Lord is God.” Then he killed all the false prophets.

This is the same spirit of Elijah that manifested in John the Baptist before the first coming of Jesus the Messiah. He confronted the religious leaders of his day that really worshipped Baal (the god of money & power). They were good at getting money, but not good at loving God with real fruit. He gave himself a disadvantage – preaching in the desert instead of on a mountain or in the middle of the city, or the temple. His father was a High Priest, he could have had an easy platform if he wanted. People came out to hear and repent and be baptized, and he rebuked the false religious and political leaders of his day.

A Confrontational Preaching Anointing is what God will manifest before Christ’s 2nd Coming also.

If you really love Jesus Christ and want to see Him soon, don’t be scared to confront the false idols and false prophets of today. That’s what is necessary to see revival, a great awakening, the last days harvest, and the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ. Do you really love Jesus or not?

If I had known this before, I would have entitled my book: “Bringing Jesus Back Quicker.” Why, because Holiness Hastens the coming of the Lord (2 Peter 3:12). But alas, too late, it’s called Killing Idols For REVIVAL. Order it today.

If You are Living your Best Life Now you are going to Hell – Bringing Biblical Swords – Week Of Swords And Axes Day #2

If You are Living your Best Life Now you are going to Hell – Week Of Swords And Axes Day #2

If you are living your best life now you are going to hell. You might even go to church but be a false convert. Real Christ followers find spiritual identity in his death and rise when He comes back.

Colossians 3 1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear , then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

What About the Abundant Life?

Some people would say John 10:10… doesn’t Jesus come that we might have life, and more abundant?

John. 10:10 is surrounded in the context of scriptures that say Jesus is the door, the shepherd, the way, etc. In that same context He talks about the world rejecting Him, so they reject His true followers too. He says that the servants won’t be greater than their master. He also said this right before He went to the “Cross.” So it’s obvious that He wasn’t talking about the type of best life that is only positive, non-confrontational, and filled with earthly success and prestige in the eyes of man.

The things that men respect the most, God actually hates the most. You could be the richest, most influential, powerful person in the eyes of men, and everything you stand for would be an abomination to God.

Luke 16:15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

What’s the difference between a true believer and a false convert? A true believers heart is in Col 3:1-4 because they are actually following Jesus, and holiness, and taking the persecution and suffering that comes with it.

Find Your Identity in Jesus Christ, His message, His Life, His Cross, His resurrection! Do and say the hard things that it takes to follow Him.

False converts have no root, therefore when their earthly ‘best life’ is not happening, tribulation causes them to fall away from the faith. You can see this in the parable of the sower as well as in Matthew 24.

Mark 4 16 And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; 17 And have no root in themselves,and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended . 18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, 19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts ofother things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

Tribulation and persecution causes the true believer to go deeper in God and bear even more fruit. Do you know how many former ‘on fire’ false converts are no longer even walking with God? Do you know how many people go to church for 2 hours on Sunday, but worship demons through alcoholism, entertainment, and idolatry the rest of the week? Get ready for more, because as the last days continue, persecution will increase and false converts will fall away by the thousands. You can call them ‘false converts’, or ‘believers who fall away from the faith’; but the results are the same.

Mark 24:10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,13 but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.

The True Messenger     

That’s why the true messenger doesn’t just ‘sow seed’ He also ‘breaks up the fallow ground’ by preaching repentance and spiritual violence. He also rips out the thorns of the deceitfulness of riches and the care of the world, and lust for other things. He tears down, destroys, uproots, and throws down (Jeremiah 1:10). The role of the false prophet is to skip those hard steps, but then step in as a ‘visionary leader’ to ‘build and plant’ with only positive messages so that everyone, including false converts can live their best life ‘now.’

Jeremiah 4 3 For thus saith the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.

Yeah I feel you! Don’t you hate those “Prosperity” preachers?

NO I don’t. Prosperity is obviously in the bible in 3 John 2. I wish above all things that you would prosper and be in health. Some people may think I’m taking sides on an issue, but we don’t take sides – we take swords. These are God’s swords, not mine.

The Importance of Bringing Biblical Swords

The dumbest and most counterproductive thing you can do in the Kingdom of God is to try to correct a scripture. And it’s even dumber when you try to correct a biblical message, and then take your identity from a dead man’s bones like “John Calvin,” “John Wesley” “Jonathan Edwards” etc…

“Oooh, I hate that Word of Faith stuff…”

What are you?

“I’m Methodist.”

Huh? Word of Faith is in Romans 10. Reformed is in the dictionary. Where is Luther? He’s in the grave. Don’t get me wrong, I have plenty of respect for Calvin, Luther, Seymour, Ravenhill, Hagin, etc. It’s beneficial to know Christian history, and I’m not trying to “dog” people in those organizations. Trust me I’ve read so much on great teachers and revivalists of the past that did great things with God. But it’s really counterproductive to try to correct scripture with non-scripture. Dead Men, no matter how great they were, are in the grave. Jesus is alive, and His Word is alive.

If you want to bring correction, there is plenty of Biblical language that can be used to bring correction. You could talk about covetousness, Babylon business, wolves in sheep’s clothing, the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, the Judas Kiss, Balaam’s error, the doctrine of Jezebel; a bunch of stuff is in there. While you are quoting dead men you could be getting more revelation from the Scriptures, where the Dead Man Rose Up from the Grave.

We have entire chapters of teaching and supernatural revelation on all this stuff in Killing Idols for REVIVAL… but real quick – let’s bring out a Biblical example for correction.

The Judas Role

“But don’t you think some people are called to preach hard stuff and repentance, and some people are called to make a lot of money, and only preach positive stuff. That’s my role in the Body of Christ.”

Well first of all, Repentance and Spiritual Violence is the ground floor of the Kingdom of God. Not only did Jesus Christ get baptized by John the Baptist, “to fulfill all righteousness”, (which represented total agreement and submission to his message)… He also immediately went into the wilderness for 40 days of fasting (imitating John the Baptist)… then He came back and preached the same message that John the Baptist preached – not by coincidence. I talk more about this in “Jesus Christ Ministry Techniques.” Jesus took the next steps of teaching multitudes, healing, and casting out demons, and doing miracles. But he started on the ground floor of spiritual violence and preaching repentance.

The whole idea that this represents is bad. There are so many false converts and false prophet ministries who think they are better than a true messenger because they have more money and are more positive. They think that’s their role – but really they are playing the role of Judas (who was in charge of Jesus’s money and claimed to want to give to the poor too). When crunch time came, Judas was on the other team, doing what he thought was right in his own mind instead of obedience to suffering with Christ.

This has really sad results. Just in the past few years so many people have fallen away from the faith… even those who still go to church. But the good news is that the harvest is plentiful! Some pastors will even tell you that many of their members aren’t saved. So there is much opportunity to teach people about the Kingdom of God. It’s time for a clear message of specific repentance!

This is the Week of Swords and Axes here at SoSpression blog. Why? God is fighting with big swords, pruning His people with small swords, and taking Axes to the poison filled roots of every wicked tree in His Kingdom.

So put #wosaa and #killingidols and #ifeargod on your facebook and twitter; with a link to www.sospression.com. If you have a friend who likes truth, tell them to follow @esosa on twitter or on www.sospression.com

Day 1:  Why the Swords, Why All the Axes?

Day 2: If You Are Living Your Best Life Now, You are Going to Hell

Day 3: WOE TO THOSE WHO JUSTIFY THE WICKED AND CONDEMN THE JUST

Day 4: WARNING: Gospel Witchcraft Music and Christian Sorceror Ministry – How Not To Be A Religious Whore

Day 5: This is DETROIT, and This Is What We Do!

Why the Swords and Axes? | Week of Swords and Axes Day #1

Why Swords and Axes?   |  Week of Swords and Axes Day #1

Why the Sword SoS? Why All the Axes? I thought you were a nice guy…

I’m still a nice guy. I’m the same SoS that I always was… To be honest, this was all just led by The Ghost. Isaiah 49:1-4 came to my heart a few days ago and I’ve been thinking about it for a week or so. One day I put a little post about something totally different on my facebook page and it just kept flowing. The next day my wife woke up early; flowing with a crazy powerful message for like 5 hours straight. She’s pregnant so she NEVER wakes up early. Her message is actually the biggest axe of the week! The next day I was woken around 4 am with another really hardcore message. This was blowing our minds, so I decided that this week would be the “Week of Swords and Axes.” Then a friend sent me another crazy sharp swordified video message that the Lord gave them. We couldn’t stop it, so we just decided to flow with it.

BIG SWORDS ARE FOR FIGHTING

Isaiah 49: 2 And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me

We don’t wrestle with flesh and blood. We fight with Spiritual principalities, powers, and false ideologies that they promote from the heavenly realm (Ephesians 6). When we pray and speak the Word angels fight. Obviously there are some big battles going on and God needs someone to speak those swords to get these battles won.

 

SMALL SWORDS ARE FOR PRUNING

John 15 1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit He taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

A plant has branches, leaves and fruit. If our lives are plants, our results are our fruit. When we produce good fruit of love and faithful discipleship for Jesus Christ, it’s a good thing. Why do we still need swords? Because God wants to produce MORE fruit… So He cuts off the branches in your life that aren’t bearing fruit, because they are taking energy and resources from the branches that are bearing fruit. God cuts off diseased branches that produce rotten fruit, spoiled fruit, fruit that is too small, or no fruit at all.

If the tree doesn’t produce any fruit at all, He burns it.

The sword represents God’s pruning knives, from the mouth of a messenger who will cut off wicked things in our life with the Word of God. It’s necessary for everyone. Swords don’t mean you are doing bad. When God gives you swords, it means you are doing well, and God wants even MORE out of you!

 

AXES GO TO THE ROOT

Matthew 3 10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down , and cast into the fire.

The axe is a little different from the sword. The sword is to trim leaves and branches, outside things. The Sword is for people that are doing well. The axe is for people that are doing evil, and aren’t producing good fruit at all.

Continuing our tree analogy, the tree draws sustenance from under the ground through roots. Satan comes from under the ground in hell and introduces poisonous influences and diseases. It goes throughout the tree through the roots. It permeates through to all the branches, all the leaves, and all the fruit.

So we get the axe. We dig up under the ground, and we take the axe to the root of the tree. We cut out the wicked root, and replace the poisonous dirt with new fresh clean dirt. Or we just kill the tree, let it fall and plant a new one in a better place.

The Role of God’s Messenger

Jeremiah 1: 9 …And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth. 10 See , I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out , and to pull down , and to destroy , and to throw down , to build , and to plant .

Jeremiah was told to speak God’s words and root out, pull down, destroy, throw down… then build, and plant.

Gods Words in Jeremiah’s Mouth was Authority:

Over Nations – governmental authorities – (as buildings)

Over Kingdoms – financial authorities – (as plants)

Actions That God’s Messenger Was Responsible to Do:

Root out: pull up what has grown up by the roots (as a plant)

Pull Down: pull down the branches that have grown up (as a plant)

Destroy: demolish, cause to vanish (as a building)

Throw down: tear down (as a building)

Plant (after pulling down)

Build (after tearing down)

So we’re not going to take shortcuts and step in as “blind visionary leaders” or “false prophets” to “Build and Plant” before we have done steps 1-4: “Root out, Pull down, Destroy, and Throw Down.”

So it’s the Week of Swords and Axes here at SoSpression blog. Why? God is fighting with big swords, pruning His people with small swords, and taking Axes to the poison filled roots of every wicked tree in His Kingdom.

So put #wosaa and #killingidols and #ifeargod on your facebook and twitter; with a link to www.sospression.com. If you have a friend who likes truth, tell them to follow @esosa on twitter or on www.sospression.com

Why Talk Politics? | PLUS Why I Support Ron Paul for President

Why Do We Talk Politics?

+ Why I support Ron Paul for President

As A Christian, shouldn’t you just focus on Jesus? Why Talk About Politics?

As Christians, we don’t just talk about politics, we talk and speak with authority over politics.

Jeremiah 1:10 See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.”

God set Jeremiah his messenger OVER nations (government authorities) and kingdoms (financial authorities). Later in Jeremiah 1 God told Jeremiah that Kings, Princes, Priests, and other people would fight against him, but they would not prevail against him.

Jeremiah was faithful to the message God gave him for decades. His message outlasted everyone else, and it all came true.

As a man made in the image of God, spiritually my authority is OVER nations and kingdoms, not under them. When I speak and direct politics, I’m exercising my authority. Jesus Christ told us that we have authority in heaven and earth.

China Church versus U.S. Church

In China there is an ‘official’ government sanctioned church that can’t preach the resurrection of Jesus. Perhaps the reason is because that eliminates the fear of death. Neither can they preach any messages that correct government policies.

There is also a persecuted, underground, a.k.a. ‘real’ Church that speaks what God says.

In America, they don’t even have to ban us or restrict us because we cut out our own “spiritual throats” because of fear, or because of money; we do not want to lose our 501c3 statuses. This is a shame that we don’t want to speak with our God-given authority because of popularity, money, or branding.

Or, we give our spiritual authority to ‘Right Wing’ groups who don’t teach the bible for 3 years… but then when elections come around they shove some wack (business is God) candidate down our throat. They don’t mind if this person has no integrity, has inconsistent records, can’t tell the truth, or has 3 wives and 3 mistresses.

Or, we give our spiritual authority over to ‘Left Wing’ (government is God) groups who doesn’t even pretend to know the Bible or the importance of liberty (where the spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty 2 Corinthians 3:17). They don’t understand the biblical role of government.

Our Spiritual Authority

In the Kingdom of God, our authority is not in legislation, it’s in our “throats.” Our authority is in our persuasion and our conviction of truth and love. But if we cut our throats out, where is our authority? It’s gone.

So then the world suffers because the people that are in spiritual authority are scared to exercise that authority where it matters. Or they take 3 years off when it’s not election time.

John the Baptist used his spiritual authority

Preachers like Jesus the King of the Universe and John the Baptist spoke to government tax collectors and Roman soldiers telling them exactly what to repent from.

Luke 3:  7 So he said to the people who went out to him for baptism: You offspring of snakes, at whose word are you going in flight from the wrath to come? 8 Make clear by your acts that your hearts have been changed; and do not say to yourselves, We have Abraham for our father: for I say to you that God is able from these stones to make children of Abraham. 9 And even now the axe is put to the root of the trees; and every tree which does not have good fruit will be cut down and put into the fire. 10 And the people put questions to him, saying, What have we to do? 11 And he made answer and said to them, He who has two coats, let him give to him who has not even one; and he who has food, let him do the same. 12 Then tax-farmers came to him for baptism and said to him, Master, what have we to do?13 And he said to them, Do not make an attempt to get more money than the right amount. 14And men of the army put questions to him, saying, And what have we to do? And he said to them, Do no violent acts to any man, and do not take anything without right, and let your payment be enough for you. (Bible in Basic English)


– John the Baptist spoke to Roman government tax collectors and soldiers about what they did with their money.
– John the Baptist spoke to Roman government tax collectors and soldiers about what they did with their life.
– John the Baptist told Herod ‘It’s unlawful for you to have your brother’s wife’ (Mark 6).

Jesus Himself called Herod a ‘fox’ because he was a sneaky dog (Beware of Dogs) that used his mouth for evil. (Luke 13:32)

Jesus spoke often to the governing body of Jerusalem (the religious leaders), and His words came to pass for the city of Jerusalem, just as Jeremiah’s words came to pass (Matthew 23, 24).

God anointed Paul to preach to “kings” as well. He went to the political leaders of many cities, even the barbarian island. That’s new testament. Our job is not just to preach the gospel of individual salvation, but the gospel of the Kingdom (Matt 24). Jesus is King of all, coming back to literally reign. Everything must adjust to His truth. We don’t need government positions to do this, but we do proclaim all truth, and let conviction change the world. Everyone has a right to repent, no matter if their job is sweeping floors, or making laws.

The essence of what Jeremiah was called to do was proclaim God’s Word. We see similarities of the Word of God’s effect in the call of Daniel, the Apostle Paul, John the Baptist, and Jesus Christ. This is a scriptural principle that can be seen most obviously in the call of Jeremiah. The fact that God’s Word changes everything, and that everyone has a right to repent, no matter what their job is. God’s Word has a life of its own, and it is indomitable. Repentance and adjustment to His Word also has fruit. And the lack of repentance has serious consequences for everyone.

The call to love, obey, and proclaim God’s Word is part of God’s call to “all believers.” It’s part of the 1st commandment, the 2nd commandment, and the Great Commission. 

We Are The Authority
As human beings made in the image of God, we have to realize that we are the authority on earth. People are dying systematically, babies are being murdered systematically, poor people are being oppressed systematically. If the people that actually have the real power (Believers) don’t do or say anything on these issues, then the problems become our fault.

We need to begin to break in pieces the oppressors; as our Messiah does, so do we.

Psalms 72: 4 He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor

We who are made in the image of God are the ones walking as ‘lower case gods’, a.k.a. God’s representatives on earth. The foundations of the earth are out of course because of us.

Psalms 82:4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked. 5 They know not, neither will they understand ; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course . 6 I have said , Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. 7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.

As Christians, our authority is to be used to deliver the poor and break oppressors into pieces. Not only spiritual oppressors like satan and sin, but also the wicked world systems that hold people in bondage.
Why do I support Ron Paul? a.k.a. “You Shall Know them by their Fruits”

Why do you support Ron Paul?

1. See above statements on Jeremiah. – Ron Paul has been standing on the same messages for 40 years, being faithful to his message alone, in the face of opposition from everyone. He predicted all of the financial crises before they happened because he understands real economics.

Part of the reason he is the only candidate qualified to be President is because he is the only candidate with years of study and published works on Austrian Economics. Austrian economics is based on truth and empirical evidence. This allows him to know what’s going on, foresee the results of economic decisions, and know how to solve economic problems. He can critique and classify economic decisions better than any other candidate.

2. See above statement about John the Baptist.  Ron Paul is the only one that has been telling Republicans AND Democrats ‘It is unlawful for you to do this and that…’ He has more courage than 80% of the preachers in this nation.

Part of the reason he is the only candidate qualified to be President is because he is the only candidate with years of study and published works on the Constitution and first principles of the United States. This allows him to critique and classify decisions relating to law more accurately than any other candidate. Most of the other candidates either are liars or flip floppers.

3. Liberty – Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (2 Corinthians 3:17). Ron Paul understands the value and importance of liberty. He is the original promoter of those ideas to this generation. He believes that people should be honored as individuals, not dominated and robbed by so-called public servants.

4. Isn’t he racist? What about those newsletters? Here’s a video showing how racist Ron Paul is. He’s actually someone that volunteered as a doctor giving health care to the poor. Even IF he did have newsletters with racist comments that someone else wrote under his leadership – that was a management mistake, not a racist mistake. It’s obvious that he’s not racist. At least his management of his newsletter was a mistake and repented. And he has fruits from his repentance. He disavowed those statements way back in 1996. (See John the Baptist’s biblical requirements on repentance).

5. He’s the only politician that I’ve heard speak out against the racial injustice of the Drug war. Did you know that the same president that declared the war on drugs is the same President that wanted to get rid of the ‘Negro Bastards’ by funding Planned Parenthood? Black people are 12% of the population, but 35% of the prison population. Black people do not use drugs any more than white people, but they are imprisoned for it more. Just as abortion is the easy way to enforce racism for the ‘Left Wing’; the war on drugs is an easy way to enforce racism for the ‘Right Wing’ military war business. Have you ever wondered why crack cocaine prison sentences were on average 3.5 years longer than powder cocaine sentences?

6. Ron Paul is Pro-Life. His first published book was Abortion and Liberty. It is available for free here. That was his first published book, written in 1983. The significance of beginnings is powerful. Ron Paul just may be the one that God has called to end the bloody curse of tax-financed abortion on our land.

Psalms 106:38 They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was desecrated by their blood.

Abortion was and always will be rooted in racism and eugenics. Watch Maafa 21 on youtube. So how is Ron Paul a racist and people that support abortion aren’t?

We pay for abortion (systematic racism and genocide) with our TAX dollars. Big businesses give to Planned Parenthood. Republicans have been talking against abortion for years, but Ron Paul is the only politician that will actually do something about it. He can’t arbitrarily reverse Roe v Wade, but he will cut government down to size and break in pieces the oppressor (Psalms 72:4). That will limit government support of abortion.

7. He will break oppressors to pieces. He already has a comprehensive and specific plan to cut down the size of government by $1 Trillion, and that’s just in year one. Government that serves its limited purpose is not oppressive, but Government that continuously grows – is. Part of the reason you want an Austrian economist and a Constitutionalist as President instead of a person who knows how to “grow a business” is because you don’t want someone whose mindset is to grow their own power in charge of government.

Government is not a business that should use tax money to grow perpetually. Businesses by nature are always set up to grow. Publicly owned businesses, especially have to grow no matter what. They often end up consuming the environment, their consumers, and the economy for the benefit of their shareholders instead of their customers. Government is set up to uphold the rule of law so that businesses don’t externalize their bad costs to the public. We don’t need big business and banks running Government with bribes, lobbies, unions, and the Washington establishment.

Ron Paul is the only candidate who did NOT support bailouts, government mandated health care (a.k.a. forced profits for big health care businesses), or law-breaking legislation like the Patriot Act and NDAA. He is also the original troubler of the Federal Reserve, big banks. He also supports Right to Work, so that Unions don’t control people’s jobs.

Ron Paul’s vision is to take our economy back to the time when businesses had to keep rules and serve customers, not buy rules from the government, and consume customers. The fact that Ron Paul doesn’t fit in with big business and big government is a good thing. He’s on the side of liberty for the people. Ron Paul is the only person that the Banks, Big government professionals, and the left AND right wing media are scared of.
8. He has supporters of every race. People that don’t even like politics recognize that he is a truth teller. I personally know many spiritually sensitive people that hate politics. They see a Ron Paul youtube video and say “He’s the first politician I’ve ever heard that doesnt sound like he’s lying”

9. Leadership – when your enemies imitate and follow you, you are a true leader. In the last 5 years all the Republicans have tried to act like they were more like Ron Paul on financial issues. But they aren’t. They’ll fake it until they get a chance to start a war business.

Even Democrats are now talking about shrinking government and ending unlawful wars. But they won’t.

10. “I like Ron Paul except on foreign policy.” How about you say it like this –  I like George Washington, except on foreign Policy. Ron Paul has the same foreign policy as the first President. People that say this are actually the worst philosophically – they are the wolves that wear sheep’s clothing instead of fur.

That’s like saying: “I like Integrity – except when it’s inconvenient.” Or “I like honesty, except when there’s a chance for me to grab more power over you.” People like this are the psychopathic wolves.

Ron Paul is not against war or protection. He’s for Constitutional and legal wars, not illegal ones!

War is still war. It’s killing, raping, and pillaging. Do you really think our soldiers are in 150 nations doing only productive things with positive motives? Some veterans come back psychotic, depressed, broken, and homeless. Approximately 13% of the homeless in Detroit are veterans. There should be a limit to war. But maybe the war business doesn’t want us to limit war because war is their business. Maybe the banks don’t want us to end any wars because that’s how many nations stay in debt. Sometimes war is necessary, but a constitutional limit to war is mandatory.

The constitution is NOT the bible. Any organization can have a constitution. But what the Constitution represents is integrity. Integrity is, by definition 100%, or nonexistent. A foundation with a crack in it has no integrity.

11. What about drugs? Do you remember the Prohibition? How did that work out for you?
The whole gangster culture, that inspires gangster rap, gangs and urban decay for the past 100 years… all stemmed from us trying to ban what God has not banned – alcohol. I don’t drink alcohol because I’m a Nazarite that loves God in my heart, more than wine. But I don’t need Government to make it illegal.

Let’s say they legalize marijuana. Will I buy it? No. Will my children buy it? No. Why, because I will raise them right.

Christians need to learn to use their real authority – persuasion, conviction, and preaching, instead of using Government to legislate bans on legal substances.

Legal drugs kill more people than illegal drugs. Specifically, in Florida in 2007, legal drugs killed 300% more people than illegal drugs. But the FDA gets our tax dollars. Do these things make you go hmmmmm?

Cigarettes kill people every year. But they are not banned.

Government does need to protect the public. Just like drinking and driving is illegal. Drugs should be illegal while driving. Giving someone in the public secondhand smoke or a contact high should be illegal, just like pollution. Government should also protect people from breaking contracts and lying in advertising.

But the hypocrisy of banning certain harmful substances and allowing other harmful substances (that benefit certain races or certain businesses) is a waste of time and it is oppression.

12. What about Israel and the last days? Ron Paul is a friend of Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agrees with Ron Paul. He supports Israel by trading with them so they can prosper. Not by giving them our money, and then turning around and giving their enemies even more money! He would probably support them by partnering and treating them like a sovereign nation, not bossing them around.

But it’s the last days – the world is headed towards tribulation and World War III anyway. Ron Paul is cool, but we don’t care because the world is about to end.

First of all, the anti-Christ is only going to rule over 10 nations. (Revelations 13) Does our nation have to be one of them? No.

Someone with Ron Paul’s liberty principles would NEVER submit to a conglomerate of foreign nations, even if the anti-Christ was ruling them. I sure hope my nation doesn’t submit to the anti-Christ. I won’t support that.

God set physical land boundaries and time limitations for each nation (Acts 17:26). America is no exception, despite what American Exceptionalists will tell you.

A liberty based president would also never submit to or be subverted by Sharia law, since it is not constitutional.

Yes, Jesus Christ is coming back soon. Yes, the anti-Christ is coming to power sometime, somewhere. I don’t know when or where. But you don’t have to support the anti-Christ. As a matter of fact, if you support the anti-Christ system, you will be judged severely.

To Sum It Up

Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty. As a Christian made in the image of God, you are the real authority on this earth. We need to break in pieces the oppressors (Psalms 72). As Christians, our Kingdom is not of this world. But we have authority in this world to help bring light, liberty, and break oppressors to pieces. Use your spiritual authority to elect Ron Paul.

Ron Paul is not our Savior, Jesus Christ is. But based on his fruit (you shall know them by their fruits– Jesus) Ron Paul will do what’s right and tell the truth, and that’s all we can ask.

Will I be hurt if Ron Paul is not elected President? No. But at least I’ll know that I supported what was right to the best of my ability.