The bible places on record an accurate description of God’s True Church Living at the End of Time. The bible record is so clear regarding who God’s True End Time Church is that if the bible alone were the standard of determining who the True Church of the End Time Saints were there could be no misunderstanding. But alas verses clear as day such as this are made dark as midnight, “these are they that follow their Church withersoever it leads them regardless”, but no, the verse actually reads, “These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. … Rev 14:4 ”
We’ve got to come to the understanding that following the church, and following Christ are not one in the same thing. If we are going to keep the church we attend spotless, clean, and a place where God will dwell with us it can only be accomplished by following Christ first, foremost, and only. And that can only be done as we study the character of Jesus, strive to copy His pattern in our life, and plead for the Holy Spirit’s aid, and power to accomplish this the highest purpose on earth. All those who follow any other pattern risk suffering eternal loss.
The bible goes on to describe a church system in the last days that have put worldly policy above God’s principles, who for fear of standing alone for the standards of the bible have united with worldly plans such as the United Nations plans for population reduction, loss of individual property rights, destruction of freedom, and the constitution.
How can a church professing to be Christian, and professing to operate from a motive of love for mankind have any agreement with the plans below:
“Land…cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth, therefore contributes to social injustice.” From the report from the 1976 UN’s Habitat I Conference.
“Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class – involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work air conditioning, and suburban housing are not sustainable.” Maurice Strong, Secretary General of the UN’s Earth Summit, 1992.
“Individual rights will have to take a back seat to the collective.” Harvey Ruvin, Vice Chairman, ICLEI. The Wildlands Project
“Participating in a UN advocated planning process would very likely bring out many of the conspiracy- fixated groups and individuals in our society… This segment of our society who fear ‘one-world government’ and a UN invasion of the United States through which our individual freedom would be stripped away would actively work to defeat any elected official who joined ‘the conspiracy’ by undertaking LA21. So we call our process something else, such as comprehensive planning, growth management or smart growth.” J. Gary Lawrence, advisor to President Clinton’s Council on Sustainable Development.
In this October 2, 1992 session, the House of Representatives passed HC 353, a resolution calling for the U.S. to assume a strong leadership role in implementing the sustainable development recommendations of the Rio Earth Summit including Agenda 21. Hear sponsors E. Engel (D-NY), N. Pelosi (D-CA) and W. Bloomfield (R-MI).
But many churches are in fact today sitting in counsel with the United Nations making plans for our future all the while the church members know it not.
The churches that unite with the State for loss of individual rights which have been paid for at such a high price God describes as being Babylon which always means “confusion” for God confounded the languages of the people at the tower of Babel, and today in the hour we are living Jesus is making a call for his people to come out from these churches system, and leave them. Here are the warning words to His people, “And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils…Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. Rev 18:2-4.”
The call is actual being made that “No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Luk 16:13” Mammon is literally “wealth personified” it is the ways of this world. It is the selfish prinicple to acheive and rise to the top while using others as a stepping stone. It is against the principle of “thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself”. And this is the Spirit of a church who has lost the prinicple of self sacrifice for the good of others, and this church system is rising in power, and authority in the world while at the same time it is becoming less, and less like the character of Christ, until the call is made to come out of it. That is, if you are going to “follow me” you will have to leave this church system.
Which is why we are given the scripture, “These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth… Rev 14:4”. Because in a time of universal apostasy from the truth here are a group of people who follow Christ wherever he leads. We like to sing the song, “Where ever he leads I’ll go”, but the song actually begins with the cost of following Christ. Have you thought of the cost of really following the Lamb of God withersoever he goeth.
I heard my Master say;
“I gave My life to ransom thee,
Surrender your all today.”Wherever He leads I’ll go,
Wherever He leads I’ll go,
I’ll follow my Christ who loves me so,
Wherever He leads I’ll go.
Rev 19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
Rev 19:9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
What do you think it means, “These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins.” These = those members of the Church who alone “follow the Lamb withersoever goeth”. Where is withersoever? Believe me, although it appears to be an indistinct place upon a hurried overview once prayerfully studied one comes under conviction that it is a very expensive place. A place costly to our human ego. A road truly, truly, less traveled by, but if you choose you may follow to this withersoever place where Christ is leading. Where is it you say? Will that attract you to follow Christ alone if one tells? We will soon see, for Christ has been leading His people since the beginning of time to this same place, yet how few, how very few want to travel down the road to withersoever.
One man said to Jesus, “… I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. Mat 8:20 “. Why did Jesus seek to discourage him? He didn’t, but the man sought a place among the disciples, and he was not called. Jesus neither rejected the man nor improperly sought to inspire him with the ease of being a disciple. He plainly stated to the man that their were to be no earthly advantages for following withersoever Christ would be going. And we know who the man was because Christ names the other 11 disciples. This man also became a disciple, and never gave up his lust for this world, that desire, the same desire pervading the church, and many leaders in the churches today finally devoured him.
Soul destruction came upon him as he excepted the splendid bribe to betray his Lord for thirty junk pieces of silver. Christ was bought by the leaders of the popular church ( a parable of the day) for the price of a common slave. Let’s find God’s True Church.
Continue to part 2 Fallen Church or God’s True Church