Voice of the Kingfisher speaks out …from a different perspective
by Elinor Montgomery
The Dance of the Double Camp and
the Chains of Darkness that Bind
March 12, 2012
But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own habitation, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day; as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire (Jude 1:5-7).
What are these chains of darkness to which Jude refers in the Bible? One could say they are both visible and invisible chains. Those who see through spiritual eyes can see them, for it is only by the Spirit of life breathed into man that dust came to have understanding. There is no understanding in the darkness of dust, which fills the universe. In man’s rebellion against God, the spirit of death took the dust back into a place of no understanding, to cause man’s spiritual blindness, by which he is held captive in the chains of darkness.
Only Jesus can return that Spirit of life, which is to say that one must be born again of that which was lost when the Spirit of life departed from man to allow the chains of darkness and death to take man captive to the spirit of religion and liberalism or apartness from God. This is why Jesus said that He came to set the captives free.
Mankind is doing a dance of the double camp throughout history (see Song of Solomon 6:13). It is a spiritual battle waged against Jesus in the dance with first, His people Israel and then, with His apostolic church, to which Satan repeatedly tries to cut in wherever man leaves a religious crack open, acting as a door for him to enter. He tries to steal the bride from Christ with the antichrist spirit of darkness, ever pressing in against them. Only in the purity of truth will they be able to dance around him, with Jesus leading the way.
Jude explained that one of those cracks was found in the apostasy of certain ones of the priesthood, who had crept into the church unnoticed, allowing ungodly men to turn the grace of God into licentiousness, while denying that the Lord Jesus Christ was the only true God. Today, we see just such an apostate group of priests in the process of making big names for themselves in the religious world of Christianity. They profess the name of Jesus as they systematically remove Him and the cross from what they call the church. In fact, it is nothing more than buildings belonging to a religious organization, which one could, as easily as not, call ‘the firm’.
In their eagerness to unite religions, they run in the way of Cain, Balaam and Korah. Are these apostate priests not like blind men in the dark whom one might describe as murderers of the brethren, as was Cain? Are they not hirelings like Balaam who push for the blending of the cultures in their ecumenical movement toward one religion? Like Korah, do they not lead a rebellion against God’s Word and His leadership in the nation instead of supporting His authority over these nations of America? Such apostate ministers are, indeed, spreading out the chains of darkness, which will surely bind millions of innocent people, desperately in need of the truth.
One of the threatening moves of Satan in the dance of the double camp is to mock and name-call those who truly believe in the Christ. Satan spreads the same lies today as he utilized to cut in on the dance of God with Adam and Eve in the Garden. He made a false statement about the Lord God similar to the way the Pharisees of Jesus’ time radicalized and mocked Him for speaking the truth about who He was. Now the devil will use the media and the same old tool of mocking, within the political arena, in order to put God-fearing politicians in a bad light to prevent them from serving in the public arena as a light for Jesus and liberty.
The mockers will be easily identified in these latter days, Jude explained. In their liberalism, they will walk according to their own ungodly lusts without any moral restraint. What better place to find these liberal mockers than among the late-night-show-hosts and those Hollywood types with a bubble-gum mentality?
These are sensual persons whom Jude aptly describes as not having the Spirit within them, whereas the true church is admonished to build itself up in the faith and to pray in the Holy Spirit. How else can we side-step Satan’s attempt to cut in on the dance? Where sexual immorality abounds, there, lie in wait, the chains of darkness. 2 Peter 2:4-6 states a similar message to that of Jude, pointing to Noah in place of the Israel of the Exodus, the same fallen angels and the sexually immoral men of Sodom and Gomorrah.
But the Word of God assures us that the glorious day for the saints is coming when, holding the double-edged sword of truth, they will execute vengeance on the nations and punishment on their peoples, binding their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron to execute on them the written judgment (see Psalm 149:5-9). I wonder if Sarah Palin will have the last laugh as a worthy judge, executing vengeance upon the late-night-show-hosts who once mocked her.
Let America rejoice in the God who created this nation for Himself! Let her people be joyful in their King! Let them praise His name in the dance (see Psalm 149:2-3).
If God considers the nations to be worthless and less than nothing, counted as the small dust in the balance (see Isaiah 40:15-17), then what must He think of the United Nations? Will they not be ultimately bound in the chains of darkness, which will see them cast out as the dust, destined to be sucked into the black holes of the universe?
Why in the world would America release any of her sovereignty to the U.N. made up of nations, which hate her, to allow them to make decisions in place of Congress, concerning the declaration of war against any of these same nations? Is the United States not straddled with a leadership that has more space between its ears than brains?
God has spoken it and so it shall be; the chains of darkness will bind wherever there is rebellion against Him. After 6000 years of history, are we still unable to see the difference between light and darkness, along with the liberty and captivity, which belong respectively to them? Is it not time to come out of the chains of darkness and into the light so we can be the nation God intended us to be as His partner, successfully dancing the dance of the double camp, which will end in liberty, rather than in the bondage of the chains of darkness?