Voice of the Kingfisher speaks out …from a different perspective
by Elinor Montgomery
September 02, 2012
Religious freedom leads to control by religion. Freedom from religion leads to liberty. Freedom from religion is only found where the foundation for all thinking begins with truth.
The truth of these statements is found in Genesis 2 after God has given the architectural plan for a good creation to come out of the darkness of evil – one in which there is only light. And Jesus, later, will tell us by algebraic analyses that if He is both the light and the truth, then light is equal to truth, and if light dispels darkness, then truth is also the means by which darkness is dispelled.
Satan is the author of darkness, which is against light; it is the antichrist spirit, also, against the truth of the Word of God. His tool is the lie, which creates a belief system we call religion. God hates religion, for in so far as truth is the foundation for life in goodness, religion is the foundation for death in evil.
Satan promotes the compromise of mixing good with evil by stating that one can do so and still live. In other words, one can combine religion with the truth of God and He will not reject such a relationship with the lie, religion and darkness. To the contrary, God’s message of truth is that He has zero tolerance for religion. Just the taste of it will surely lead to death. God says what He means and means what He says. Truth and religion are as rivers of different spiritual waters; truth flows from above the heavens, and religion flows from beneath them. They are enwrapped in the fruit of two different trees – the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, one, acceptable to God and the other the forbidden fruit.
The moment God created man, He explained to him this most important piece of knowledge, which he would ever receive. The Creator, Himself, laid the foundation for kingdom living on earth in a Garden of abundance provided for His precious living beings. This Garden was placed on the east side of Heaven (Eden), and was just westward from disaster, which was separated from it by a border of the spiritual waters of life from above, which kept religion apart from the truth.
A river flowed from Eden to water the Garden, but from there it parted to become four riverheads. One of the four was called the Pishon, which encompassed the entire land of Havilah, the Garden, for this was where the good gold was found. Gold is the biblical term for worship. God is at the center of worship in His kingdom and He is a God of truth and life. Man is created to worship in the Spirit and multiply in the Spirit, so God has surrounded him with the Spirit of life in a flow of truth, which becomes the law of life. This is the basic understanding of the message of Jesus to the Samaritan woman at the well in which He indicated that a day is coming when men will worship in spirit and in truth.
However, the message of the other three rivers is about life outside of the Garden-kingdom. The connection is made between these three rivers and the entire world history of seven different empires of nations in which religion will grow increasingly, until it fills the entire world in a coming One World Order. Our political headlines today are entirely related to the powerful, spiritual flow of the final river, the Euphrates. A unity of all the nations around the three 6’s of Babylon, which are a One World Religion, attached to a One World Government, with a One World Currency, is the goal for Satan’s final rule over all of mankind.
Religious tolerance will be the mantra for achieving this goal. God is going to allow Satan to bring together his sons and daughters of sin in this final world empire, before He lances the boil of religion. At the same time, the river of spiritual living water will flow again strongly through the bride and true church of Jesus Christ, as the last prophetic voice to fish for souls from the spiritual waters of destruction. Satan has been deceiving mankind for a long time with the message that Judaism and Christianity are different from other religions because they are tied to the name of God and to the Scriptures. They are both apostate religions having their roots in that empire of evil called Babylon.
We are the deceived fools today, like Eve was yesterday, for believing the lie that tells us Jesus’ church can be compromised by religion and still be His apostolic church. We have been deceived into believing that as long as Jesus’ name is part of the compromise, then all is well and good. We seem to forget that the bedrock foundation of the church is that Jesus is the Son of God, and it is sheer evil to join with anyone who would suggest otherwise. This foundation unites the divinity of Jesus with truth in a church separated from all of the religious activity of Babylon. He is the Word made flesh so, in Him is the embodiment of Scripture or the Law.
“Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders, so as to deceive, if possible, even the elect (Matthew 24:23-24).”
There were two trees in the Garden, which corresponded to the river waters, the first of which was the tree of life corresponding to the waters of the Pishon River, which surrounded God’s Garden-kingdom, where He ruled. Then there was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, which corresponded to first, the spiritual waters of the Gihon River, which surrounded the first empire of Egypt; to next, the Hiddekel, which went toward the east of Assyria and finally, the fourth, to the Euphrates River, which is at the heart of the Babylonian Empire, flowing from the East to water the entire world, until it is dried up with the others. They all lead to the sea, with the exception of the Pishon, to become the seawaters of death, which were separated from the good, dry land of creation.
From the beginning, God has distinguished between truth and religion, but Satan has tried to blur the lines by bringing evil to the table of goodness. Man is so deceived, as even the elect would be, if Jesus did not plan to return soon to make very clear the difference between truth and religion. He is definitely not the Son of a god of religion; He is the Son of the God of truth who comes in truth and never in religion.
The book of 2 John is about John, the Elder, speaking in the spirit as the older apostolic brother to his sister, the elect lady of the revived apostolic church of today, the bride. He can only see her by revelation in the spirit, so that he can understand her nature and relationship to him. He writes to her these words:
To the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all those who have known the truth, because of the truth which abides in us and will be with us forever: Grace, mercy, and peace will be with you from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
I rejoiced greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, as we received commandment from the Father. And now I plead with you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment to you, but that which we have had from the beginning: that we love one another. This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it (2 John: 1-6).
Now, remove the word truth and replace it with the word religion to see just how impossible it would be to match this book with the message of Genesis to Adam. It would not correspond to God’s warning, which declared man would surely die if he did not walk in His commandments of the truth and listened to the lies of religion from the serpent. The message in the beginning was the same as that of the book of 2 John, which was for the sons and daughters of God to walk in the Way of truth.
The deception of Satan causes political leaders to believe that truth and religion are one and the same and that religious freedom leads to liberty while the truth of the Bible interferes with that liberty. Remove the Bible and the priesthood can come on board the politically correct agenda for unity in a One World Order based on a unified religion – you know, the kind we saw on the platform of the Republican National Convention. I can guarantee you are going to see the same religious unity on the platform of the upcoming Democratic National Convention. For we are in the times of the end and the time of the fullness of the religious gentile nations, which will rule over the entire world except for the very few who, unlike the fools of Proverbs, are not deceived.
And why are they not deceived? They search the Scriptures daily for the truth in order to gain understanding, with Jesus opening up the scrolls to them to purify them in the light of truth. God will hand them the light as a gift to throw out like a great explosion into the darkness of religion to prepare the way for the coming of the Lord of light. Do not be deceived, for He is coming, and He is coming soon, to rule over this world in a New World Order, which will become His kingdom on earth!
Man was driven eastward out of the Garden into the land where the religion of the empires would take root and grow. History is His story of the Way back to the tree of life and the kingdom where truth rules. It is a journey all the way back to the east gate of Jerusalem where Jesus and His bride, the church, the witnesses to the truth, shall enter and rule together forever and ever more on the throne of David. They are the Son of God, and the sons and daughters of man of the Davidic inheritance, something the daughters of Jerusalem and the nation Israel lost because they would not give up their religious harlotry.