Voice of the Kingfisher speaks out …from a different perspective
by Elinor Montgomery
July 14, 2010
“And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it (Matthew 16:18).” By this statement Jesus was declaring that the revelation Peter had been given about Him being the Christ, the Son of the living God, could only come from God and not from man. Upon this revelation, the foundation of the church was laid, with Jesus being one with the truth of the Bible. It is God’s Word, which witnesses to Jesus, with men being the voice of God and the agents who have written the Bible by the leading of the Spirit of God.
In the beginning, the church consisted of a mere twelve apostles. It was at what we call the Last Supper and the first Communion, on the eve of Passover, when Jesus washed the feet of the twelve whom He called His apostles. He stated that he who is bathed need only to wash his feet, but is completely clean. And all, but one, were clean.
“You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you (John 15:3).” If the Lord and Teacher had washed them clean by the Word, then it is the duty of the church to wash others in the nations clean with the Word of His teaching. Feelings and religious practices within institutional Christianity, running the gamut from Pentecostalism to Roman Catholicism, will never wash anyone clean.
You will note that the one who was not clean was hobnobbing with the religious men – their leaders to be exact. He was cutting a deal just like the Christian church cuts deals with the government, whereby it will remain silent about political matters concerning the state under God, preventing it from witnessing to His truth in order to receive tax-dollar exemptions. Like Judas did, you could say that they are selling out Jesus once again.
By agreeing to not mention the name of Jesus in prayer publicly, the sell-out has become down-right betrayal of our Lord, Who rules over this land and over His church. Jesus makes a very strong statement about this; “But woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had never been born (Mark 14:21).”
In fact, Jesus says of Judas, “‘He who eats bread with Me has lifted up his heel against Me (John 13:18)’”. Now, the seriousness of this accusation takes us back to the curse of the Garden where God said He would put enmity between the serpent and the woman and between its seed and her Seed. He would bruise its head and it would bruise His heel. This means the heel of Jesus is bruised since putting Satan underfoot becomes a matter of suffering and pain for Jesus when He goes to the cross to do so.
It follows that the church, as the woman and the bride, shall experience the same suffering and bruising of the heel, yet Judas did not put the serpent beneath his feet; instead, he raised his heel against Jesus. By this act the gates of Hades prevailed against Judas and are prevailing to this day against the entire institutional religious system of Christianity, which has raised its heel to Jesus, in a manner of speaking, as did Judas, instead of raising its heel against the head of the serpent.
Now, let us go to Revelation to see who Jesus is going to judge first. It cannot be His church, for the gates of Hades will not prevail against her, yet we see it is the church through the entire church age, which He is judging, just as Israel faced judgment before her at the First Coming.
It becomes very apparent that the true church has become dormant like Lazarus in the tomb of religion. According to Revelation 18:4, the remnant must come out of her, that Babylonian harlot called Christianity, lest it shares in her sins and receives of her plagues. We are looking at a church religious system, which will become part of that harlot, Babylon the Great, the one-world religious system, which is presently forming.
The church of Philadelphia received an exemption in the book of Revelation from the judgment of the Lord. This speaks of the great revival of spiritual Israel in America where the 13 colonies of the United States of America declared, in that city on July 4, 1776, that He would be God, the Creator, in Whom they would put their trust. At the moment this was declared, true church and state came together as one unit under the Law of God, His truth and the ruler-ship of Jesus Christ. This never, in any way, could be considered a religious/state alliance, for God is the God of truth (Deuteronomy 32:4, Psalm 31:5, Isaiah 65:16) and forbids His people to partake in any religious idolatry, in which the rest of the gentile nations of the world find themselves held captive, with the exception of the sister nation Canada.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.
Referenced from a copy of the documentation of the Declaration of Independence on the web site ARCHIVING EARLY AMERICA
Philadelphia was a city on the time clock of Asia Minor from the inception of the church until the time of the woman in labor to bring forth the child of inheritance, the bride of the church, for whom Jesus has been waiting throughout the history of the church age. He wants her washed clean of religion like He had washed His apostles. Such washing would involve receiving enormous understanding and revelation for her time. If she does not understand what the rivers of Genesis, chapter 2 are about, she will never have the understanding she needs for this time in history.
“And in all your getting, get understanding (Proverbs 4:7).” The religious dividing walls of Christianity are going to all come tumbling down as the religious system transforms itself into becoming part of the forth-coming One World United Religion, with its heel raised against Jesus, so that there can be no mention of His name. They will fall like the wall of seawater fell back over the Egyptians after the exodus of God’s people from that nation.
The move is well on its way in the United States, thanks to the Rick Warrens and Joel Osteens of this day who are buddy-buddy with the apostate idol worshipers in order to make everyone feel good about oneself. They fail to tell their adoring fans about their miserable state as sinners before a righteous God, with only one door to salvation, which is not through the doorway of religion.
When systems teach Jesus by feelings and not by the Word, watch out, for we do not receive that kind of teaching from above, in the manner in which Paul received it before he started his ministry. Such systems’ teaching is received from the devil, below. If you have true understanding you will realize that the life-styles of the Roman Catholic priesthood and evangelists such as Todd Bentley do not line up with Scripture, nor do their apostate teachings.
Jesus is going to make a clean sweep of His church, removing all apostasy that would cause it to be unclean. This is what Isaiah has to say about the apostasy that has crept into the house of God: “I will sweep it with the broom of destruction,” says the Lord of hosts (Isaiah14:23).
Now, this is what Jesus has to say about today’s institutional church of Christianity versus His apostolic church, which He washed clean in His day with the Word: “When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none. Then he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order. Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. So shall it also be with this wicked generation (Matthew 12:43-45).”
This speaks of the church under the seven times judgment of the waters, which wash over and pass through the history of man’s journey in the wilderness. Without the spiritual washing of the flow of the rivers and the waves of the sea, man will never arrive at his destination of the kingdom.
We are entering into the time of the fullness of the gentiles when Jesus is about to return in judgment as the roaring Lion of Judah. Before the harlot goes down riding the beast to the bottom of the sea, the Lord will take His beloved church from out of the seawaters and unto Himself, washed clean and dressed in white linen, prepared to meet her Bridegroom.
– For it is wedding time, and one can hear the wedding bells ringing in the distance.