Monday, October 20, 2008
The Eliyah Message
The "Eliyah message" demands that we make a decision: "How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord (YHWH) is God, follow Him; but if Baal is god, follow him" (1 Kings 18:21).
"Truth has never been measured by numbers. Elijah stood practically alone against the 850 prophets of Baal and Asherah supported by Israel's government" (verses 19,22).
Ultimate deliverance for the human race will not come through any economic programs or political parties. It will come from outside, from outerspace, when Jesus, the Messiah, returns as the Deliverer of His people.
When the Israelites escaped from Egypt and were about to cross the Red Sea, Pharaoh pursued them with his army. But Moses encouraged the frightened Israelites: "Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still." Exodus 14:13,14
Apostate Christianity plus all the apostate religious forces, will lead ALL the political powers on earth to unite in one common cause, waging war against God's true followers! This is the last demonic war pictured in Revelation. War against God is war against God's people, the true followers of Christ.
"The battle of Armageddon will not be World War III because at Armageddon the kings of earth are assembled by demons to fight not so much against each other as against the Lamb," the true followers of Christ. God Cares, Mervyn Maxwell vol 2. p. 442.
The ultimate purpose of Christ's return is not just the destruction of Babylon but the rescue of His true followers ("those who keep the Commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus" Rev. 12:17), and the establishment of God's sovereign rulership in His universe. Read more...