Voice of the Kingfisher speaks out …from a different perspective
by Elinor Montgomery
The Moral Compass of the Nation
October 11, 2011
The directional needle of the moral compass of this nation no longer points upward and to the north, but rather, downward to the pit of hell.
“How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’ Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths of the Pit (Isaiah 14:12-15).”
This is a statement that speaks of the fall of a son of the morning, bearing in mind that Jesus said of Himself, “I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star (Revelation 22:16).” In this same verse, He also said that He, Jesus, sent His angel to testify to these things in the churches.
We are looking at a fall from grace, from life to death. We are looking at the very root of not only man’s decline, but, also, the decline of a nation. Generally it can be said that the testimony is at the heart of the problem. What is the testimony emanating from those institutions, called churches of religion? Is it allied with the pride of Satan, or is it attached to the testimony of Jesus, given in the spirit of prophecy?
The prophets were entrusted with the Word of God. God spoke to them so they, in turn, could speak into the nations, but particularly the prophets of old came only from out of the complete nation of Israel – both northern and southern branches. Generally, they spoke into the hearts of a people whom God had chosen as a nation to be a voice representing Him.
The heart of the prophet was that of a servant. If man wanted to serve himself, his prestige, and his man-approval ratings, then his calling could not be that of a prophet but rather that of a son of Lucifer who pretends to be the light but, in fact, is darkness in his self-serving nature. Elisha learned to wash the hands of Elijah with water long before he was entrusted with a seven-day journey into the wilderness to give advice to kings and rulers over the nation.
Elisha was not known for his dynamic personality or for his oratorical skills. He was known for two simple, but profoundly important characteristics, marking him as a man of God; he was a servant first, serving Elijah as he poured water over his hands, or more specifically, serving him in spirit rather than serving himself. This is called having a servant’s heart. Secondly, he was faithful to proclaim the Word of the Lord. It was a far cry from reciting Scriptures; he was living them out with one directional needle in his life pointing away from self as it points northward and upward into the heavens, directed toward the throne of God.
What does our priesthood-prophet look like on this seventh day of man’s journey into the wilderness of sin, with reference to 2 Kings, chapter 3? What do God’s people see when they look to the established priest-prophet descendants, so to speak, of Elisha who, if not found in the church, where will they be found? As we look at the institutional religious system of what is called church under the name of Christianity, we see a priesthood, being called our spiritual leaders, who pander to their congregations who, in turn, judge their worth by looks, voice, charisma and cleverness. These devices are used to bring undue attention to the messenger, with whom the people become enamored, rather than to the message.
And so they flocked to the place where Lucifer, the devil, went before God cast him down as a self-serving angel who wanted all the attention for himself, which was due to God. Unlike Elisha, he took matters into his own hands, all puffed up in pride of self. His leadership was disastrous for himself and those who followed him. All who sat in his pews went down with him – a third of the angels of heaven, to be exact. We are looking at a third of this earth about to be wiped out by this antichrist spirit.
The unity of the kings of Israel, Judah and Edom, spoken of in 2 Kings 3:9, speaks of a unity today of God’s people with the rulers of the religious nations. There is nowhere to look where they can find a true prophet of God on this, the seventh millennium (a day is as a thousand years) of man’s wilderness journey in a world ruled by Satan. There is nothing but false prophets everywhere, caught up in religion instead of truth. Like the Moabites in their desire to destroy Israel, the world wants to put an end to the American way of life under God’s Law and silence the voices given the right to speak for Him.
One voice will arise, according to the prophetic words of this chapter, which will serve the spirit of Elijah like Elisha served him; for this person will possess the understanding of the importance of the water used by Elisha to wash Elijah’s hands. This will be someone like the apostle Paul, who, in his time, was a voice for the Lord giving no credence whatsoever to religious spiritual waters but rather spoke nothing but Jesus Christ crucified, from whom flowed the water of life from His pierced side.
This speaks directly against the institutional Christian churches, which are trying to subvert such a witness by removing the crosses from their religious buildings. Paul was not given to bombast, but rather witnessed in weakness, fear and trembling. His preaching was not in persuasive words of wisdom but in a demonstration of the Spirit and power, saying that faith should not depend on the wisdom of men but on the power of God (see 1 Corinthians 2:1-5).
America’s governments are in the process of silencing any voices with the true authority of the prophet. When Israel had a tough time finding real prophets of God, they formed disastrous alliances, by listening to prophets like the Balaams of this world. How can a prophet arise out of a generation, which has been refused the Word of God? Our children have no idea of what a prophet is all about, because they have no spiritual knowledge, which leaves them spiritually dead. So they run to the cults, as our governments have led them to do, seeking a way, but finding only a broad road to disaster where the compass needle points downward to the pit; it leads to the very edge in moral depravity. Satan, in glee, gives the final push to do the dastardly deed, just as he did with Judas.
Wake up, America! Your compass needle is twirling and you have completely lost your direction. There is but one remedy and one remedy only. You will either return to the truth of God’s Word or you will join the fallen who have gone before you, never to be returned to the morning light of day again, which comes at the same time the Morning Star can be seen in the heavens.