The Voice of Truth is not the Voice of Christianity
Written by Elinor Montgomery – firstname.lastname@example.org
May 20, 2003
The voice of Christianity is not the voice of God. It is the voice of doctrines and belief systems. It is subject to the whims of man and leads to compromise with the world. What we call church today has nothing to do with the church to which Jesus gave the keys of the Kingdom. It is a group of institutional systems all finding their roots in Catholicism, which, in turn, finds its roots in the Roman Empire. They stand on creeds made up by man. They often are moneymaking organizations, which, in some cases, have accumulated great wealth. In some other cases, they are in the business of acquiring expensive properties and building programs. Very few of its priesthood would have anything in common with the apostles. They work from their own agendas, doing their own thing, and not the commission that Jesus gave to His church. In their delusion, they take the sheep down with them as they preach and teach in a state of apostasy. Most of the prophets warned of this, and most certainly, Jesus hated it. Its name is religion, not church.
(Revelation 2:9) I know your works, your tribulation and poverty (but you are rich); and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. These are the words of the angel of the church to Smyrna. Why did He refer to them as Jews? The answer is that the true Jew is the believer. He was speaking of those who would call themselves church, but are not. They are nothing but buildings and systems of religion that belong to Satan. (Revelation 3:9) Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie – indeed, I will make them come and worship before your feet. These were the words of the angel to the church in Philadelphia. This is the church that has kept the commandments of God and has overcome. This is the church that has heeded the voice of the messengers. She is the overcoming church, the over-comers of the world. She is the bride, the pillars of the New Jerusalem. It is a church with a new name, and upon it is written the name of God and the New Jerusalem. Never will that name be Christianity, which has become a breeding ground for synagogues of Satan.
The only voice of God will be the voice of truth. It will come through a messenger who, like the voice of one calling in the wilderness, will be a voice to speak into the darkness that is growing in the world and in that religion called Christianity. No prophet, including Jesus, ever spoke outside of the authority of the Word of God. Always, the words they spoke came from God and not man. A voice of truth will only rise up with a messenger of truth sent by God, as prophet or prophets preceding the coming of the Messiah. Like the period of silence after the last prophet, Malachi, until John the Baptist, the church age today has been a period of silence until again the voice of one crying in the wilderness will rise up to make straight the way of the Lord. He allowed the systems of man to take a sinning church into captivity as she, like Israel before her, chose to compromise herself with the idols of religion. But at precisely the right time the wheat will be separated from the tares, and she will have her own exodus.
Before Jesus’ birth, God sent a voice of one crying in the wilderness to get ready for the Messiah. His message was to repent and be baptized and make straight the way. Jesus said no greater man was born of woman than he. John the Baptist was the forerunner of the Voice of the Bride, which will prepare the way in the end days. He was not born of the Spirit, for the Spirit had not yet been sent, he was born of woman. But many of the circumstances that surrounded Elizabeth’s conception had a message for the woman of Revelation birthing the man-child and a message about a new thing that would bring an end to systems priesthood just as Jesus did to the Levitical priesthood. John knew nothing of a spiritual second birth of which Jesus spoke to Nicodemus, but he did know that he baptized with water and that One greater was coming who would baptize with the Holy Spirit and fire. In this statement alone, John was preaching a message of the judgment that pointed to the Lord’s Day. He was prophesying the doom of the institutional church system called Christianity when, like one with a winnowing fan in his hand, Jesus would thoroughly purge His threshing floor and gather His wheat into the barn. Religion and all of man’s systems would be burned up like the chaff and tares, with an unquenchable fire. While it is burned away, the truth of God will remain forever, along with those who hold to only it and not to systems.
The institutions of priests call man to repent before them, while in many cases they are far from pure themselves as they molest God’s little ones and indulge themselves with the great wealth and rich robes bought with the monies of the poor. Many institutions call for water baptism, yet know nothing of the baptism of the Spirit. They read the Word of God in their synagogues of Satan while rejecting it in their lifestyles the next day. They look to their tax dollar exemptions for financial strength, while refusing to rest on the promises of God. They sit muzzled on issues of morality and are content in their comfortable pews. They have no understanding of the life the apostles were called to live when they were commissioned to become voices for the truth, which was spoken by Jesus before them and found in the written world.
Like John, the forerunner, a voice will rise up again in these last hours calling man out of Christian systems that have come through a long period of silence from God as the wheat and tares grew together. Now, the fulfillment of Pentecost culminating in the Feast of Tabernacles is at the door. Like John, the voice will make the trumpet call and the call to repentance and atonement, in preparation for the ingathering of the fruit. The path to glory is not complete, for the church must yet bring forth a man-child that shall rule all nations with a rod of iron. The saints travail to bring forth this son, while the religious priesthood travails for the old order doomed to failure. Hannah, who was barren, asked for a man-child, whom she dedicated to God, and his name was called Samuel. He was born a true priest and prophet of God, just as in like manner the bride will birth in the Spirit, to become a true priest to God. At the same time Eli was judged and removed after raising two wicked sons. Likewise, the old order of Christianity, with its order of a corrupt priesthood, will be taken away. Today, the priests, like Eli, are refusing to deal with sin in their midst. Remember that the Ark of the Covenant was captured the very day that Eli and his sons died. The glory had departed from the nation, Israel, as it has from the church and the nation today. Out of its ashes will come nothing more than a modern day Ichabod. Of Christianity it will be said, “Where is the glory?” for Ichabod points to the fact that the glory has departed. The Ark of the Covenant was returned to Israel by the Philistines on a new vehicle or cart specifically made for this purpose. It was pulled by cows, which were lowing all the way. This speaks today of a new vehicle, which will form the last covenant move. It will produce a holy priesthood that will be the covenant carriers of the vehicle or true church with the voice of the bride being heard all the way. Woe to those who try to interfere with this vehicle of God, whether wittingly or unwittingly. The bride will produce sons for God, just as the cows had produced calves, and God’s name, not Ichabod, will be on them.
John the Baptist, in being the last Biblical record of one born into the high priest line of the Levitical priesthood, became the Voice that shut down that priestly line to make way for the true High Priest, Jesus Christ, and a new priesthood. John points to the voice of the bride. He rejected his priestly robes, knowing that he was nothing more than a son of the beast and should dress as such, in the same way that God had dressed Adam and Eve after they had sinned in the garden. He recognized his sinful state and repented. He cleansed in the only manner he knew how, which was by water, but still the sin could not be washed away. The bride shall be baptized in the Spirit and acceptable to God by the saving blood of Jesus. She shall go forth, like John, calling the rulers back to truth, not religion. John was still under the banner of Aaron, but the bride shall be under the banner of Jesus. This tells us the importance of John’s beheading, for he signifies the end of the old covenant under the Levitical priesthood and the beginning of the new covenant with Jesus and His Holy priesthood of the saints.
The Voice of the Kingfisher can never speak for Christianity. It will speak only for truth and the Word of God. This will be a holy priesthood in the line of Melchizedek, eternal and acceptable to God. This will be a voice to challenge rulers and nations to make straight the Way. The way and the broad road meet at the cross, and from there they go different directions, never to meet again. The covenant way is the narrow way upward leading to the kingdom. The other is the broad road downward leading to destruction. Only Israel is God’s people of the covenant. Only Israel, the true Jew of the Church, shall receive God’s inheritance with the tribes of believers being saved to the nations that dwell around the Tabernacle of heaven.
In wisdom a house is built, but in understanding it is established (see Proverbs 24:3). Solomon built a temple with stones hewn by those under the ruler-ship of the king of Tyre, which is to say by the hands of evil men. The Christian institutions called churches are built in the same way as the temple of Solomon, being built by the handiwork of man. With the same results as that of the temple, it is now falling into idol worship, apostasy, and destruction. Only in truth and understanding of the prophetic word will the bride build the church under the leadership of her Lord as He restores it to its apostolic foundation to become a voice for truth once again for the Kingfisher of men. As the vials of judgment are poured out on the darkness that presently rules this world, the church, the woman bearing the man-child, will be raised up on eagle’s wings to soar with her Lord to her position of enthronement beside her Beloved on Zion’s mountain.