A TRUMPET IN THE WILDERNESS

 

Jack Hunter, Editor

Newsletter 38 

January 2004

 

 

Blow a trumpet in Zion and sound an alarm on My Holy Mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble for the day of the Lord is coming; surely it is near.

Joel 2:1

 

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         OUR MISSION

 

Our mission is to call the Church; those who confess their faith in Yeshua (Jesus), to be holy.  With a Gentile and Messianic-Jewish focus, we call the Church to prepare for the Great Tribulation at hand.  We will trumpet out warnings of wickedness in the Church, our nation, and the world.  We ask the United States to stand by the nation of Israel and to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.  We stand by our brothers and sisters in the persecuted Church and warn that persecution is rapidly approaching this country.  Until Yeshua tells us to stop, we will proclaim the Word of God, calling all mankind to come to the cross and be washed in the blood of Christ.

The Battle Line Has Been Drawn.

 

There is a battle about to emerge into a full-scale war. Although some major scrimmages have taken place and will continue to breakout, the real war is yet to come. This will not be a war of terrorism, although terrorism is real, and we will see more 9-11 type attacks on American citizens, which I, and a few others continue to maintain was the start of World War III. The war on terrorism is a real war and it’s far from over.  It’s a religious war, even if Mr. Bush says to the contrary. We may want to stop here and ask ourselves: Is Mr. Bush a good man or a bad man?  I have said since his inauguration that he is swimming with sharks and he will either become a shark himself or be devoured by them. Men like Colin Powell, Jim Baker, and his own daddy are a few in the school of sharks.  I don’t think we have to look that closely to see that our president is developing dorsal fins. You cannot be partway in bed with the enemy.  However, I think Mr. Bush is still a good man but with few godly friends. He is deceived on the nation of Israel and on the entire Middle East in advocating a Palestinian State.

I have from the beginning questioned the war with Iraq. Could it be a war out of revenge for Saddam trying to kill his daddy?  Could it be a war dripping not only with blood, but oil? These are simply my questions, but very serious questions. I am not saying I know the answers, but I am saying Islam will not rest until the world itself is Islam.

However, the war I am addressing is a war of a different sort, but just as dangerous - perhaps even more dangerous in the long run. This is the battle for the very soul of America. The enemies are the liberal judges and courts in America. They have the Church in their crosshairs and   what makes this attack doubly dangerous is that much of the liberal church is holding up the arms of the attackers. They are taking aim at those radical Christians who just don’t seem to fit in - they are taking aim at those who just won’t play along.

Many of the liberal “Churchgoers” are willing to put an imperfect immoral man-made law above a perfect moral God-made law.

Many will be deceived. Many will be so deceived they will someday turn in those who do not dance the two-step with evil. So the battle line has been drawn and you, and I must decide where we stand.  You can dismiss what I am saying as mere hyperbole or you can believe it.

I think this disreputable ordeal with Judge Roy Moore was perhaps a litmus test for many of us. Judge Moore did defy an official order given by Judge Myron Thompson, but was Judge Moore wrong?  No, but to the contrary.  This whole perverted mess was about political correctness, which is part of the poison we are consuming.

Here is a quote from Judge Moore after the monument was removed. "To restore morality we must first recognize the source from which all morality springs. From our earliest history in 1776 when we were declared to be the United States of America, our forefathers recognized the sovereignty of God.''

We have the liberal politically correct attorneys such as Joel Sogol from the demented ACLU who said: "Our courts should enforce secular law, and not God's law.” Then we have the politically correct judge himself, Myron Thompson, who gave the order to have the Ten Commandments monument removed. Judge Thompson said that it “constitutes government endorsement of a religion.”  

I beseech you to listen to me. Our country is being taken over by radical, liberal, politically correct judges. And it’s those “goody two-shoes” churchgoers with their liberal theology who will obey man’s law no matter how evil and insane those laws are. By the way, when I use the word “churchgoer” I mean someone who attends church, and that act of attending is autonomous to itself. In other words they have little or no experience with the God YHVH of the Bible. They have a church-house god and have yet to meet Yeshua.

This war is designed to dismantle us, then to pick us off like sitting ducks.        Many liberal Christians have clothed themselves with Romans 13:1-7 without knowing what Romans 13:1-7 is really talking about. Many sermons are being and have been preached with the supposition that we are to obey the law regardless what that law may dictate. They arbitrarily interpret Romans 13 to be obeyed unconditionally regardless if that law is good or bad. Romans 13 must be set against Acts 5:29. We must obey God rather than man. All through the scriptures we find examples of believers obeying God rather than the government.

The government is to punish evil and reward good. However, any government that punishes good and rewards evil violates God’s Holy Law and therefore enters into an area in which it has no divine authority. That government has become an autonomous government and that government then must be viewed as a tyrannical government and anti-God.

I would be remiss if I didn't point out that while we are to resist evil we are to love those delivering it. 

The earliest account of active civil disobedience to a draconian and tyrannical state is found in Exodus 1:15-27. A confederacy of gutsy, tough males did not carry out this resistance but women committed this civil disobedience.

Brothers and sisters, some of our dearest beliefs are being challenged by our nation’s highest court. These abhorrent decisions in some cases are inexcusable.

Many people do not even know how many Justices are on the Supreme Court. Only something like 40% can name one justice, and only 1% can name all of them. By the way there are nine justices on the Supreme Court.

Six out of the nine justices appear to have  malevolent and perverted track records.

 

Any time the state or the government becomes autonomous to itself then that system must not only be disobeyed, but also stood opposed.

Romans 12:4 saysFor it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil.

This government is supposed to punish evil and reward good. The state and its laws are to be agents of justice to circumscribe evil by punishing the one who commits evil. Anytime a governing body is autonomous then it has become a god, but a god not to be obeyed. Any time the state ceases to do good it ceases its claim to its proper authority. The current course our government is taking leads one to question if it is a good government or bad government. When any government passes laws   that break God’s laws then that government has usurped its authority and is headed for a draconian and tyrannical regime.

We have a constitution that is supposed to guarantee that law is king. However, if you have evil law then you have tyranny.

If we turn our politically correct head when laws are being passed then we will be breaking our own necks. We need to look squarely in the faces of the socialist judges and say: “You are wrong - this evil must cease! We must speak out and do what is necessary to make our voices heard. I am not saying we can turn the tide, but I am saying the tide will turn us if we do not get involved. When we decide to do nothing then we are endorsing and submitting to the will of evil.

Someone has well stated, ”War hath no fury like a non-combatant.”   We as Christians must, in love, stand squarely in the face of those pugnacious individuals who are willing to fight for anything contrary to basic Christian teaching.

General George Van Horne Moseley wrote: “Historians of the future will marvel most of all at the non-resistance of those who had the most to lose.” Edmund Burke wrote a like-minded thought: ”Evil men prosper when good men do nothing”

 

Since that horrendous day of January 22, 1973, when that evil law of Roe V. Wade was signed in blood, well over 40 million   babies have been murdered. Many liberal churches not only are silent on the abortion issue but embrace it. Every 22 seconds an innocent baby dies in the American Holocaust.

If abortion was not enough, we now openly ordain homosexuals and are proud of it. One among many repugnant decisions the Supreme Court has rendered in abolishing and overthrowing moral laws and replacing them with immoral ones is the case when the Supreme Court overturned a Texas Sodomy law.

The radical homosexuals often have mellifluous voices but as mellifluous as they are, they are voices of destruction. They dissemble the truth with their lies.  They are well skilled marksmen and they pick off weak and passive Christians at will.  They do it through the liberal media, the work environment, government schools, and through perverted television shows that portray homosexuals in a positive light and Christians as either bigoted, half-witted, or both. When states decided to honor same sex marriages they slit their own throats. Why have we crossed over the line? Are we that stupid, that insane, or are we just that sinful?  It’s no wonder many are drowning in their own feces. 

The politically correct crowd has become astute at changing truth into a lie.

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!   Isaiah 7:20-21

 

You may be in a church where you lift your hands toward heaven in sanctimonious praise, but are your   hands dripping with blood?  Are they dripping with the blood of innocent slaughtered babies? Are they dripping with blood of those who continue in sin and you are afraid of offending them. Too many will, because of fear, allow another to go to hell. We need to examine ourselves and see if our silence is not really affirmation of the sins we see around us. The pseudo-Christian will not make waves, not raise a standard. It’s lip service in the sanctuary while the country and the rest of the world goes to hell.

And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide Mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear; your hands are full of blood. Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before Mine eyes; cease to do evil; Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.   Isaiah 1: 15-17

 

How long will we in the church remain silent about the sins in our own camp?

I like the way Martin Niemoeooer put it: “first they came for the socialist and I did not speak out because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade’s unionist and I did not speak out because I was not a trade’s unionist. Then they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak for me.”

Now is not the time to retreat from the battle and hide under the “politically correct” blanket but to stand tall and stern and fight against tyranny at all levels. It’s the real Christian that is under attack.  It was Bonhoeffer who said: “The one who believes does not flee.”

When one has the proclivity to shut his eyes to evil, then he may find that they are blinded to all that is good.

It does not take mad, wicked, or insane people to carry out the evil agenda of those who wish to see us annihilated.  The everyday people will help accomplish this. The radical courts must have the cooperation of the populous for their evil agenda to work.

 

Now for those who have read this far, I beseech you - I implore you to get on the right side – correct your political correctness and arm yourself for war. I do not mean arm yourselves with bullets, beans, and barricades, but with the armor of God. Stand and look evil in the face and do not - I say do not - retreat, but conquer!! Obey God’s law and do not obey laws that violate His law. If you’re on the wide road that leads to destruction, stop turn and get on the right road that leads to eternal life.

If this evil of lunacy continues and true Christians continue to resist, then it’s the true Christians who will become the enemies of the state.

A gauntlet has been thrown down before us. Will we dare cross over and enter into battle, stand and debate the political correctness of the issues, or just turn and walk away?

After a certain amount of soul searching I have made some concrete decisions, that when those days of evil really begin to manifest themselves, I will obey God and not the state.

I will keep you in my prayers; I hope you will keep me in yours.

 

Now may the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob bless you through His Son Yeshua.

 

In His Service

 

 

Jack Hunter

 

 

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem

 

NOTE:

The book I was looking forward to writing did not come to fruition. I really thought I had heard from God. I believed God would use one or two people to help bring this about, but that never materialized. However, after I got over being mad, hurt, and depressed, I was then able to thank God for His direction. When will I learn? I must be content to be who I am.  God has given me a ministry in writing a newsletter and I must never take that for granted. I confess my sin of pride, jealousy, and un-forgiveness.

The past few months have been filled with other challenging days. My daughter, who I love, has decided to rebel. I ask that you pray for her. My mom, who will soon turn 94, has recently moved in with us. That move has been both a blessing and a challenge. I am just a man and I ask that you pray for my wife and family.

I am thankful for everyone on the mailing list, and as God helps me I will improve my correspondence with those of you who have taken time to write. I wish to thank the ones who have written, several who are serving time behind bars.

May the Lord bless each of you. Please write us if you are in need of prayer. Write us if the Lord leads and I will write you back.