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The Plank in Your Own Eye

Voice of the Kingfisher speaks out  …from a different perspective

                                                           by Elinor Montgomery

 The Plank in Your Own Eye

January 16, 2008

 “And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye (Matthew 7:3)?”

 Jesus’ last message in Matthew to His church was that all authority had been given to Him in heaven and on earth. What He was telling His apostles was that when they walk with Him, they walk in truth and in light, for He is the way, the truth and the light. He is the one and only way to the kingdom on earth.

 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age (Matthew 28:19-20).”

 This was the message from a departing, resurrected Jesus to His church, which He was sending out into the world with the message of the truth of the gospels. His apostles did not recognize Him at first as the Jesus Who had been with them for approximately three and one half years. He appearance was that of a stranger as the resurrected Jesus in the Spirit and in His glorified body.

 He was not speaking to them about plunging the world into a water tank for baptism; He was speaking about bringing the world into line with His new Man in the Spirit in what would be a spiritual baptism. He was speaking about man coming back to life from his tomb-like death in the religious system. This could only be accomplished by a new life in the Spirit for any man who wanted to partake in the kingdom inheritance after death in this world.

 So, what is the commission carrier focusing on today – Richard Dawkins’ latest writing or the Bible, the spread of Zionism or the spread of the truth of the Bible, Madonna and Britney Spears or Jesus, the latest new teen idol or Jesus, Bible-carrying political figures or Jesus, the state of the stock market or the condition of the church, the way of the world or the Way of the kingdom?

 The question I ask you is whether or not the problem in the land of spiritual Israel is this missing apostolic church, which after a strong beginning of going out to the world with the Great Commission, was laid to rest in a tomb of Christianity?

 Would Paul have quickly run through the waiting cavernous doors of Constantine’s Christian palace to bow before a new authority in his life called the pope? It seems to me he would have stood before Caesar where he so badly wanted to stand, and would have warned everyone not to go through that apostate entranceway to the tomb of darkness where there would be no spiritual baptism within the tomb.

 What about Peter? Do you think he would have rushed a second time to deny his commission, which would place him under another gospel other than the gospel of truth? Would he have been willing to allow his church to embrace religion once again, after having been separated from it? After he recovered, as Jesus suggested he would, from his first failure at witnessing, would he have been likely to make the same mistake again of joining political correctness in the fear of what the world might think of him?

 And as for John, Jesus told him in His dying words, after having addressed Mary as ‘woman’, to behold his mother. Jesus had previously told Mary to behold her son, who, like her, would very soon birth a new creation in the Spirit and an adopted son for God. Jesus fully rejected the concept that she was a spiritual mother to Him, but rather she was the first woman of a line of many women who would birth sons for God by the Spirit.

 Do you think this same apostle John would ever have allowed the church to pray to a woman after the message he had received in the book of Revelation, with respect to bowing before an angel or any other created being? Heaven forbid that the church should bow in reverence to those who worship a ‘holy cow’, Allah, a guru, or a stone statue of Buddha, and most certainly not before a pope or a man-made priesthood!

 One can only imagine God looking down upon this, His nation over which He rules, His spiritual Israel, the land of the church, to which He entrusted His Great Commission of spreading the truth. On the Day of Judgment, which is right at the door, do you not think it will be the church He first will judge? Do not take my word for it, for He tells us, in the book of Revelation, who is in line first for the judgment; I tell you nothing I cannot find in the Book of prophecy (For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy – Revelation 19:10).

 It is because of this nature of the Spirit of God that His spokespeople are all prophets. They are given the word of prophecy from a God Who knows the beginning from the end. He certainly knew exactly what would happen to His captive church, which would find itself entombed in the end days, lying there in its Laodicean state.

 Only His bride, the true church, will emerge from this tomb of Christian building-programs and cathedrals dotted with gargoyles, ruled over by an apostate priesthood. Peter would have hated to see his ministry claimed by a throne of man-made priests. He would have hated seeing them deny the truth of Jesus, just as he had hated himself for having denied Him.

 But then, was it not necessary for Peter, whose very name symbolizes the church, to have shown the three denials of God by man – by Adam and Eve, by Israel, and, finally, by spiritual Israel, the church? He was also putting diamonds of prophecy in place for three more denials within the church itself – the denial by the early church, by the institutional church of the church age and by the latter-day church, after coming out of the confines of Romanism.

 Put on your thinking caps, priesthood, and try to understand the Word, speaking forth the prophecy written on scrolls, which only Jesus can open! No other man can open up the seven-sealed scroll but He. You will receive no such revelation in your seminary training, which, more than likely, will lead you into deeper darkness concerning the prophecy of the Bible. Many PhD theologians leave me gasping for breath as I listen to their messages, which have no backing whatsoever from the Word. They have chosen to partner with academia and not with the Lord, Who gave His commission to the church.

 The last pastor, under whom I sat in the false institutional church, had never heard of the Great Commission of Jesus for His church. She was a feminist, busy blessing the hands of the busy, meal-preparing women one Sunday, when she called them forth for induction by her Jezebel spirit into the works-program of carrying out the social gospel of the United Church of Canada.

 What did she know of Jesus’ last words to His church? She did not know her Bible. She was working on her PhD of Theology by completing her thesis on AIDS, before she would become a full-time promoter of the homosexual agenda from within the church.

 What a pathetic picture it all presents of the latter-day church! Without a doubt, it is just as the prophecy of the Word says; this is the age of the Laodicean church, which Jesus says He will vomit out of His mouth.

 Social activist groups, take a look at yourselves, and ask as to where your hearts are! How can you expect the government and nation to change if you see the speck in their eyes, but do not see the plank in your own? Have you lost sight of the Commission of the early church? Are you really Peters and Pauls, or are you merely lackeys for the institutional churches of Christianity?

 I have trouble hearing your responses, because of the interference from that coiled light, which has mercury in it and is quite deadly when broken. It is a symbol being forced upon us in the natural of the devil, who merely masquerades as the light, when in fact he is very poisonous indeed when exposed for what he is.

 Secularism wants man to come totally into a One World Order, with the masquerader of light at the helm. But it cannot happen as long as there are voices for the Great Commission still at work in the world, pointing man to the truth of Jesus.

 Let your voice be heard in support of the King-fisher of men! His calling for the fishermen of the Galilee was to follow Him and He would make them ‘fishers of men’.

 John addressed his gospels to the bride, the latter-day church, the elect lady, the one who would finally reach the purity, which the Lord always wanted to find in Israel. When the Lord spoke to Peter, He was speaking prophetically by commanding him to feed the sheep of the true church going out. Then He commanded him to tend the sheep through its captivity period in the tomb of Christianity, during the darkness of the church age.

 At the end of the church age, the birthing woman of Israel, the bride of the church, would have to make an exodus from her own Egypt, which became Romanism, just as the nation Israel had to make her exodus from the captive empire in which she had grown into maturity.

 It is incumbent upon the bride to carry out the third command to Peter to feed the sheep. She will be entrusted with the second prophetic multiplied feeding by the Lord to the hungry multitude, a feeding, which He told His apostles to distribute, once it had been multiplied. At no time in history has the understanding been as great as that which was sealed to Daniel and to John for a later time, when Jesus would then open up the scroll of understanding. Only He can produce and multiply the food of life.

 Jesus has been waiting for His bride, who will exit religion in the purity, which both sisters, Israel and spiritual Israel, Oholah and Oholibah, failed to achieve until this time when the fullness of the gentiles has come. She, as the female half of the apostolic church, must give the second of the two multiplied feedings, symbolic of spiritual food, which is ultimately a new opening of a greater understanding for a hungry multitude.

 We are speaking here of a multitude within the fifth empire of the Babylonian system, the Revived Roman Empire, which has been starving ever since the time that the Bible was taken away from it during the church age, with religion replacing the truth in the dark ages of man.

 Now, again, John writes to the bride saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues (Revelation 18:4).” The marriage-planner, John, is telling the church that Jesus will accept nothing but a pure and spotless bride.

 It is time to look at the plank in your own eye before considering whether or not you are the true called-out church on the apostolic foundation, the rock-solid foundation of truth, and not of religion. What you see as the speck in the eye of Secular Humanism may well be the same plank of religion, which can be seen in your own eye.