Voice of the Kingfisher speaks out …from a different perspective
by Elinor Montgomery
March 11, 2013
If I could put a challenge before those who identify themselves as Christian believers in religion, it would be this – to show me one place in the New Testament where Jesus mixed His teaching of the gospel of truth with a religious message having its source other than from the God of truth. Jesus clearly stated that He did only that which His Father showed Him. How could a God of truth who gave birth to His Son by the Spirit, place in Him the wrong spirit of religion and yet also say that He was His Son in whom He was well pleased?
The issue of whether or not a true believer can remain in a religious system is addressed in Genesis, chapter two. Eden is as heaven from where all water flows. The Garden is located in a direction to the east of Eden, or east of heaven; therefore man was placed in a Garden from which, if he were to travel westward, it could only mean he would be heaven-bound. The location of the Garden had to be one and the same as the location of the Promised Land to which there was no access from the west side – only from the East.
Since all spiritual waters have their source in heaven, or Eden, as they flow toward two very different spiritual trees, they part. God had separated the spiritual waters from above from the spiritual waters beneath, and the river of life came out of Eden to water everything in the Garden.
However, a cataclysmic event took place, which brought about the parting of the heavenly water into four riverheads. It was the sin of man, which brought the separated spiritual water from beneath, back to the Garden. It came in the form of religion from the author of the belief systems no longer based on truth, but rather on the lie.
The three rivers divided from the Pishon, or river of life whence the good gold (the gold of worship) came. They formed the religious, spiritual rivers attributed to the seven, religious empire systems to come under satanic rule for the next six millennia. These empires were prophesied in the book of Genesis, long before they ever came into being.
Hence, baptism out of the filthy waters of the world and into the living water, was the natural picture of a spiritual reality that would accompany Jesus to the cross. He would spiritually baptize His own with the Spirit of life from the living water from above, returning man to the purity of creation, a time when the breath of the Spirit of life was breathed into him before sin was found in him.
Dust, plus the spiritual water of God from above, was equal to the creation of the human being. For man, God had brought forth the light, which opened up the door of understanding and relationship with God and man’s surroundings. One can then see that this was also equal to the dirt of the ground and the spittle of Jesus, which brought together the same three elements of creation, which allowed the blind man, whom Jesus healed, to see again and come into understanding. He chose to become a disciple of Jesus (see John, chapter nine).
The process by which man is redeemed is the same process as that by which he was created. The spiritual water from beneath, of the fleshly body of dust, must be replaced with the spiritual waters from above, the living water (the Pishon). Only then is man’s understanding open to the truth, the only way the spiritual darkness of deception, caused by the lies of religion, can be removed. There is no bigger deception ever told to mankind than the lies, which support the unproven theory of evolution.
The first sign of the necessity for the spiritual changing of the waters became known as baptism, with John the Baptist who prepared the Way, to be followed in the spiritual with the Day of Pentecost when the Lord sent His Spirit of life again to dwell in the body of His church. It was as though man were recreated to be as he was in the beginning before sin entered into his life. Jesus described this process when He said man must be born again before he can inherit the kingdom of heaven. However, by choosing to trust in Jesus for life, one can be saved; but one must be born again of the right Spirit to inherit the kingdom and sit on thrones with Jesus as co-rulers in perfect justice, and as a part of the immediate, adopted family of God.
Of course, a compromised, religious system, calling itself church, has no idea it rests in Satan’s camp as long as it remains on a foundation that is not solely truth. There is no truth, whatsoever, in a religion that allows a man to be called high priest of the church of Jesus Christ, placing him in the position reserved only for Jesus. There is only one inerrant High Priest of the true apostolic church, and His name is Jesus.
There is talk that the Roman Catholic Church has just elected a spiritually dark pope who will be the false prophet for the Antichrist. There has never been a pope who has not been an apostate ruler of an apostate church, as are the archbishop and the Queen of England apostate high priest and high priestess, joint rulers over the Anglican Church. There are a myriad of other chief priests found in most every denomination of the greatly divided, religious systems of Christianity, which are erroneously called ‘the church’.
The true church, resting on its foundation of truth, functions under the leadership of the Holy Spirit of life, with Jesus being her only High Priest and chief Cornerstone. It will never function under any other leadership created by religious systems within the spiritual waters of Satan from beneath.
Pure water can never be mixed with a drop of impurity and remain pure. A religious system cannot be one and the same with the pure church of Jesus about which He declared the gates of hell would not prevail against it. As we watch the Christian, religious system decline and fall apart in corruption, we are seeing the gates of hell prevailing more and more against it daily.
There is nothing that can stop this disintegration, for a river that has departed from the river of life runs through it, just as described in Genesis, chapter 2, with the rivers that parted from the source waters of Eden. Jesus never, ever, had any such spiritual waters within Him. So, therefore, John the Baptist looked at Jesus and declared that it was not He who had need of baptism by John, but rather John who had need of baptism of that water, which ran with the blood from the side of Jesus on the cross. Yet, Jesus declared that He allowed John to baptize Him in order to fulfill all righteousness. The changing of the spiritual waters of baptism in our lives was a mere pattern in every way for kingdom inheritance.
Look carefully through the text of the New Testament and see if you can find for yourself any indication whatsoever that Jesus recommended the pure river of life should ever be mixed with the spiritually impure waters from beneath, which are the source waters for religion – something, which God hates. Yet, millions, even billions, have trusted their eternal destiny to a belief in the religious system of Christianity, just as the Pharisees trusted their future to the religion of Judaism. Jesus declared categorically that their father was not God, but rather the devil.
The Pharisees tried to make the argument, which Israel makes to this day; they declared Abraham to be their father. To this Jesus replied:
“If you were Abraham’s children, you would do the works of Abraham. But now you seek to kill Me, a Man who has told you the truth which I heard from God. Abraham did not do this. You do the deeds of your father.” Then they said to Him, “We were not born of fornication; we have one Father – God.” Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me.
Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me. Which of you convicts Me of sin? And if I tell the truth, why do you not believe Me? He who is of God hears God’s words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God (John 8:39-47).”
Jesus spoke only truth and never uttered a single lie of religion, nor did He ever recommend that anyone should do so. His message to the Christian priesthood today would be the same as it was to the Judaic priesthood yesterday: “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues (Revelation 18:4).” She is Babylon, that city of religion, which has ruled over nations since God divided the religious crew into nations at Babel.
Satan’s aim is to bring the nations back together into one body of religion again, as it was at Babel. Hence we see the process begin with the United Nations, erroneously considered the route to peace through unity of nations. It is a kind of peace in which there is no room for the cross or for Jesus. The international laws of ‘equal rights’ protect sin under the guise that all things are equal, with the Queen of England, who claims the role of high priestess of the church, giving her stamp of approval to such false equality. Popes have promoted this, along with other highly respected Christian leaders such as Billy Graham and Robert Schuller, to name but a few, as the deception grows like leaven in a loaf of bread.
As Jesus said, not one stone of man’s temple will remain standing upon another – but try to destroy the temple of His body, filled with the Holy Spirit of the living water, and it will rise again in three days. And so, too, will the dead bodies of those witnesses to the truth in these end times rise again after three days, as did the body of Jesus Christ (see Revelation 11:11-12). How the world hates this truth and tries to deny it, but the truth will live on long after every religious system has fallen!
“And the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth (Revelation 17:18).”
After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory. And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a habitation of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury (Revelation 18:1-3).”
“Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets, for God has avenged you on her (Revelation 18:20)!”
“And the light of a lamp shall not shine in you anymore. And the voice of bridegroom and bride shall not be heard in you anymore. For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived. And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who were slain on the earth (Revelation 18:23-24).”