Voice of the Kingfisher speaks out …from a different perspective
by Elinor Montgomery
September 07, 2010
The power of a nation under God rests solely upon her purity. It is not until they are put through the refining process that silver and gold become things of great value. God refers to Israel, His people and His nation, as being taken through this process of heating and melting down until He is left with a pure product.
“But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap. He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer to the Lord an offering in righteousness (Malachi 3:2-3).”
Let us examine America, the nation under God, which is the only nation that can claim she is God’s people. Is she moving toward a pure state? Is she getting rid of imperfections and being pruned and polished to shine forth the light of liberty? Is she free of all coarseness? The process requires separation, conversion, treatment and storage in order to become a pure product containing the light, ready to go out to other nations. Will they like her? In all probability the other nations will hate her in the same way the world hated Jesus.
He is God who is the refining fire, though He uses the furnace of affliction to do the work. He will not allow His name to be profaned and He will not give His glory to another. The facts remain true regardless of the foolishness of men. He is the First and the Last; His hand has indeed laid the foundation of the earth, with His right hand stretching out the heavens, and when He calls they stand up together (see Isaiah 48:12-13).
What is the meaning of this for a nation under God? All such nonsense as evolution needs to be thrown out the windows of the classroom and be replaced with the truth of the Bible. When the impurity of the sixties poured in, the governments decided, all on their own and without the people’s say, to take out the truth and replace it with lies.
How was it possible that this could happen? It all happened for one reason and one reason only; the church of today became the Laodicean church, with her customers put on snooze control in the pews. False priests droned out their apostasy, while living an impure lifestyle, with church becoming merely their place of business.
No leadership, no leadership, no leadership with nothing but leaven, leaven and more leaven! Our Pharisees of today are more pharisaical than were the original ones. Their affliction appears to be incurable, which will result in their being separated and cast into the fire with the burning of the dross.
America has gone the route of Israel, which eventually faced the burning of her temples and, in her impurity, was driven from the land. Oh that she had heeded God’s commands! Then her peace would have been like a river and her righteousness like the waves of the sea. Her descendants would have been like the sand (as promised to Abraham) and her name would not be cut off and destroyed before an angry God, as is happening today (see Isaiah 48:18-19).
God is the Lord who taught us to profit and to be led in the way we should go (see Isaiah 48:17). But we would have none of it. We loved the cults like Israel before us. We said come and build your mosques and eastern temples in our land where you can worship your pagan gods and we will endorse them along side of you. In fact, we will tell our God to move over to make room for the gods we honor in our harlotry.
And so God is warning us, “Go ahead, you little beasts as children of your father, the beast. I will give you what you want, which comes with the fire of burning. It comes with terrorism, war, killing and, worst of all, with the deception that evil is good and good is evil.
You will spit in the face of My Son Jesus, again, and you will allow Muslims to block your busy streets by giving them the right to bow to their pagan god, facing the East in front of their mosques. Sikh children will be allowed to wear swords to school but your children will not be allowed to wear crosses or symbols that point to Jesus. There will be no bowing to Jesus in the public square.”
Can you see, yet, why leaven fills the entire loaf and God warned at the time of the Exodus that there was to be no leaven eaten during Passover? It required a preparation in purity, with the blood on the doorpost, according to the command of the Lord.
There were only two possible outcomes to the Feast of Passover – one was salvation from death and the other was death itself. In fact, these are the two options for man and nations. There is life in the blood of Jesus, placed on the doorposts of men’s hearts, but without Him there is nothing but death for man and for nations.
You can clearly see multiculturalism is the brainchild of Satan and brings with it filth and impurity into the nation. Unless we get rid of it quickly, beginning immediately, then get ready for the refining furnace of God. He will burn it away, and you with it, when He comes in that day like a refiner’s fire and like the laundry soap, washing and cleaning us until we shine with His pure light (see Malachi 3:2).
When He comes near in judgment it will be as a witness against sorcery, witchcraft, adultery, perjury and the exploiting by wage earners of the widows and the fatherless. Involvement in such things caused America to lose her fear of what God could do to her. So she embraced the teaching of Secular Humanists, who taught self-esteem rather than God-esteem. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding (Proverbs 9:10).”
If we come through the refining fires, then we will cease to serve useless gods and self, to begin again to serve the one true God who rules over this nation, with pride in His name and gratitude for what He has done for us. With such purity comes power, and with that power comes the God-given strength to change a nation, which has gone mad. It is either purity and the power to make the nation live, or it is the alternative, whereby America will die never to rise from the ashes again.
“Son of man, the house of Israel has become dross to Me; they are all bronze, tin, iron, and lead, in the midst of a furnace; they have become dross from silver. Therefore thus says the Lord God: ‘Because you have all become dross, therefore behold, I will gather you into the midst of Jerusalem. As men gather silver, bronze, iron, lead, and tin into the midst of a furnace, to blow fire on it, to melt it; so I will gather you in My anger and in My fury, and I will leave you there and melt you. Yes, I will gather you and blow on you with the fire of My wrath, and you shall be melted in its midst. As silver is melted in the midst of a furnace, so shall you be melted in its midst; then you shall know that I, the Lord, have poured out My fury on you (Ezekiel 22:18-22).’”
“Her priests have violated My law and profaned My holy things; they have not distinguished between the holy and unholy, nor have they made known the difference between the unclean and the clean; and they have hidden their eyes from My Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them. Her princes in her midst are like wolves tearing the prey, to shed blood, to destroy people, and to get dishonest gain. Her prophets plastered them with untempered mortar, seeing false visions, and divining lies for them, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord God,’ when the Lord had not spoken. The people of the land have used oppressions, committed robbery, and mistreated the poor and needy; and they wrongfully oppress the stranger. So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one. Therefore I have poured out My indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; and I have recompensed their deeds on their own heads,” says the Lord God (Ezekiel 22:26-31).