Election, the Early Church, and Socialism? (10-19-08)
In Acts we have what some could call socialism personified. What! Socialism is not found in the Holy word of God. Correct!
And the congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul; and not one of them claimed that anything belonged to him was his own, but all things were common property to them. For there was not a needy person among them for all those who were owners of land or houses would sell them and bring the proceeds of the sales and lay them at the apostles feet and they would be distributed to each as any had need.
I agree with and admire what the early Church was doing! Many like to talk about the miracles in the early Church but are we willing to walk out the walk in the same manner they did - in all areas? We like to take segments and patterns of the early Church, but we also like to leave out certain things, such as persecution. They operated in strong love but they were strongly persecuted. Today's Church will learn strong love, because they too will be persecuted. We will learn how to really love! We will learn how to live out Acts 4:32-35 as we become familiar with test after test.
But a counterfeit version of how the early Church operated, in that no one was in need, will soon manifest itself, especially if Barack Hussein Obama is elected. Socialism on the surface can look good but it will be gravel in our mouths.
The definition of socialism according to "Webster's New Twentieth Century Dictionary Second Edition" states: 1. "The theory or system of the ownership and operation of the means of production and distribution by society or the community rather than by private individuals, with all members of society or the community sharing in the work and the products. 3. in Communist doctrine, the stage of society coming between the capitalist stage and the communist stage, in which private ownership of the means of production and distribution has been eliminated; as in the Soviet union, and the production of goods is sufficient to permit realization of the slogan from each according to his ability, to each according to his work. "
Socialism basically wants to "spread the wealth". That sounds a lot like the early Church as describe in Acts 4: 32-35. But one major difference! One is a type of government ordered by God, the other a counterfeit of satan. Satan has always had a counterfeit for what God is doing. He even has a counterfeit for God and that is himself. There is a word for God's government that the Bible speaks of, it's called the Millennium. It will not be a democracy, but ruled by Yeshua, with a rod of iron. It will be perfect. The counterfeit government for satan has several code words, one familiar one is called "The New World Order" and it will be the complete antithesis of God's government. At first this illusory government may not look that bad for it will have some appeals to it. Like the forbidden fruit in the garden of Eden it will look good to the eye, the natural eye, the eye of Eve, but it will be fatal. We far to long have seen things through the eyes of Eve. Socialism is from satan and Obama has embraced it!
Is Obama merely a player or a "Powerster"? The word "powerster" is a word I coined It takes the word "power" and the last four letters from the word "monster" arriving at the word "powerster".
Is Obama a player or a "powerster"? I think possibly a "powerster" but player or a " powerster" he is "that one". He is a socialist and I believe has strong, strong Muslim ties! He wants to spread our money around and that is socialism.
McCain is not anyone I would have picked and until he picked his VP I wasn't even going to vote, and at times I still feel that way but I will vote, and I will be voting against Obama and his evil associates and socialist agenda.
I believe Obama may win since former Secretary of State Collin Powell has endorsed him, his endorsement will carry a lot of weight and it appears wicked America will get their wicked king. Whether it's McCain or Obama, satan will try to set up his agenda. I believe Obama will accelerate that agenda. Pallin is a fish out of water, although a politician, she is one with character and is the odd one out in this foursome. She is neither a player or a "powerster" just someone McCain picked to help his chances with the conservative right.
What is ironic is that the "powersters" are really not in power and they are really not pulling any strings. But there is a God in heaven, named Yahweh, who is controlling them!!!! He is never caught off guard, or taken by surprise. We must never, never, never forget that!!
I have warned that judgment is coming to America, as well as Israel, and ultimately to the entire world. I am a citizen of this country but I have watched an immoral landslide of perversion, violence, abortions, homicides, the emerging love affair with Islam, the sordid love affair with perversion, via, same sex marriages. There is a ruthless war against anything Christian, and the continued effort by the enemy and his cohorts to change truth into a lie. Just as there is an economic collapse approaching, there is a bankruptcy of anything moral taking place since the beginning of time, but now it is an all out assault!
How long will my spirit scream out? - I do not even consider myself worthy of warning anyone of anything, but there are those who are worthy and America refuses to listen to them. How long will America plug her ears to those few who are sounding a clear sound of the trumpet? Yet, as insufficient as my sound may be to the masses, I must sound out a trumpet call with all the vigor I have. A call of warning, with a resounding sound that is clear and sharp!
This election may go to Obama and I wrote in my newsletter "If we elect Obama, we will have elected a most evil man; I believe the most evil by far!!! If we elect Obama we would have an "Obama-nation", which would certainly be an abomination. I do not comprehend how anyone who calls himself a Christian can even remotely think of voting for this individual. While no one man can save us, one man can certainly help bring about our demise." But I have news for you Mr. Obama: You and your cohorts are not in charge, now or after the election. You Mr. Obama, and everyone else from the underprivileged to the upper-crust, from the depraved to the devout, will all kneel before the Lamb of God and call Him LORD!!!
This is perhaps the most important election in history, certainly in my life time and I believe God holds us accountable for how we cast our ballet. I believe both candidates pontificate that we need a change, but what kind of a change? A change from capitalism to socialism, but that is only the beginning of the slide downward.
In 1962 Russian Premier Krushchev said: "We can't expect the American people to jump from capitalism to Communism but we can assist their leaders by giving them small amounts of Socialism until they awaken one day to find out they have Communism." He also said that Communism would take over America "without firing a shot." Krushchev was not a prophet, at least not a prophet from God, but he certainly spoke the truth in 1962 and we are going to see those words manifest themselves as never before after the November election if Obama is elected.
We are to fight evil in every strategic battle including the ballot box, but at the same time we must never lose sight that Yahweh God is working out His purpose. He will bring about His government and it won't be by a ballot but Divine order.
Be warned: Some adverse times are approaching. Adversity can produce character or reveal character. So the most important act you and I can do is this: Make sure that our lives and our houses are in order. Repent of sin in our lives and make sure Yeshua is absolute is LORD!!!
Note: This author does not capitalize satan.
Written and copyright by R. Jack Hunter
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