THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW "NATIONAL SECURITY APPARATUS" IN THE UNITED STATES AND WHAT IT WILL MEAN TO YOU
[Part 5: Faith Which Does
Not Result in Obedience Is "Dead"]
Introduction To Article: Click Here.
May 13, 2006
by: S.R. Shearer
"Even so faith, if it hath not works [i.e., if it does not
result in OBEDIENCE], is dead, being alone."
This is S.R. Shearer of Antipas ministries: So now at last we come to the
end of our series of Saturday broadcasts concerning the development of a National
Security State in the United States. The purpose of these broadcasts has been
to convince Christians - and anyone else who will listen - to get out of the
United States as soon as possible.
In our first article/broadcast, we covered what the government has been doing
to restrict the right of ordinary citizens to travel about - especially those
it has deemed to be inimical to its "New World Order" agenda. In
our second article/broadcast, we covered the development of the United States
into a Surveillance State in which the lives of ordinary citizens have been
opened up to the all-seeing eye of the government; where there are no secrets,
and citizens are encouraged to spy on other citizens. In our third article/broadcast,
we covered what the government has been doing to make sure that it does not
lose control of the streets to the those who oppose the agenda of the American
New World Order System as it did during the Vietnam War. In our fourth article/broadcast
we discussed the growing effort by the government to "disappear"
its opponents and drop them into a "Super-Max" prison never to be
heard of again. Finally, in our special broadcast on John Dimitri Negroponte
we discussed how the government is making plans to introduce the American
public to the fiendish and brutal methodologies it has been using in its slave-state
system throughout the world.
A LARGER ISSUE
There is, however, a larger issue at stake here: OBEDIENCE
insofar as the will of God is concerned. The fact is, whether you stay in
the United States, or whether you "Come out," comes down to a matter
of OBEDIENCE. And whether you are OBEDIENT
to God or not comes down to your FAITH in Him who has commanded
you to "Come out." If you have faith in Him, you will OBEY
God regarding His commandment in Revelation 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. 18:4)
If you don't have faith in Him, you will not obey this command.
REAL FAITH LEADS TO OBEDIENCE
Faith is NOTHING unless it leads to OBEDINECE.
The apostle James writes:
"What doth it profit, my brethren, though a
man say he hath faith, and have not works [i.e., OBEDIENCE]? can faith
save him?" (James 2:14)
The apostle continues:
"Even so faith, if it hath not works [i.e., if it does
not result in OBEDIENCE], is dead, being alone." (James 2:17)
You say, dear brothers and sisters, that you have faith in Christ - but you
refuse to OBEY His command in Revelation 18:4. That means that your
faith is dead, seeing that it does not result in OBEDIENCE.
FAITH MUST RESULT IN OBEDIENCE - if it does not, it reveals it's claimants
to be LIARS! And so it is with regard to ALL those Christians
in the United States who refuse to OBEY God insofar as His command
in Revelation 18:4 is concerned - i.e., to come out of the United States -
AND TO DO SO REGARDLESS OF THE COST! The apostle goes on to say:
"Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works [i.e., I obey
God when He speaks]: shew me thy faith without thy works [i.e., without obedience],
and I will shew thee my faith by my works [i.e., obedience].
"Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also
believe, and tremble." (James 2:18-19) [In other words, the demons believe,
but that doesn't mean they have faith; that doesn't mean that they obey God.]
OBEDIENCE MUST COME BEFORE
MORE KNOWLEDGE IS GIVEN
This is the great TEST for ALL those in the United States who
say that they are "followers of Christ" - i.e., that they are His
servants: That by their obedience to God's command in Revelation 18:4 they
will prove that their faith in Christ is genuine. If they fail here, they
prove that their faith was nothing more than empty jangling. And more than
even that, if they fail here they will fail EVERYWHERE insofar
as Christ is concerned.
Christians in the United States should not think that they can fail on this
point (i.e., Rev. 18:4) and still be found faithful in all the rest; they
should not think - even for a moment - that they can falter here and later
be found faithful to resist the forces of hell at some later point under much
more onerous conditions than those that presently exist. INDEED, I SAY
THE TRUTH IN CHRIST WHEN I TELL YOU THAT UNTIL YOU OBEY GOD ON THIS MATTER,
YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GO ON WITH GOD. Instead, you will find that even
the knowledge that you have in Him now will be taken from you, and you will
be left with NOTHING insofar as the things of God are concerned. It
is not without reason that Jesus said of the unfaithful servant:
"... Take from him the ... [talent that I had given him], and give it
to him that hath ten ... [talents].
"For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given;
and from him that hath not [i.e., that prove themselves to be unfaithful servants],
EVEN THAT HE HATH SHALL BE TAKEN AWAY FROM HIM." (Luke 19-24,
Obedience must come first, then knowledge as to how to go on will be imparted.
This is precisely what happened to Abraham. The Bible says:
"By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he
should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and HE WENT OUT, NOT
KNOWING WHITHER HE WENT." (Hebrews 11:8)
WE HAVE BEEN CALLED AS SOJOURNERS
First comes OBEDIENCE, then comes imparted knowledge of what you should
do AFTER you have obeyed. Do not think that you can reverse this order!
As Christians in the United States, you have been COMMANDED by God
to leave the United States in answer to His holy DICTATE in Revelation
18:4. You have been commanded - just as your forebears before you - to be
sojourners in the world with no permanent abode; transients and "passerbys"
"... wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted,
"(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in
mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth." (Hebrews 11:37-38)
Or do you think, perhaps, that God would require it of them, and not of you?
The question before you is this: Are you one of those - like those who came
before you in the faith - who by their OBEDIENCE -
"... declared plainly that they seek a country.
"And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence
they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
"But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly:
WHEREFORE GOD IS NOT ASHAMED TO BE CALLED THEIR GOD: for
he hath prepared for them a city." (Hebrews 11:14-16)
OR are you one of those who will "draw back" (Hebrews
10:38a), and about whom the Lord will say on THAT DAY,
"... my soul shall have no pleasure in them." (Hebrews 10:38b)
YE CALL ME MASTER, AND SO I AM
There's no room any more for us to "play around" with God's insofar
as Revelation 18:4 is concerned; no room for being haphazard with regard to
it, for being casual in connection with it, for being slipshod or careless
with the plain meaning of this verse, no matter how uncomfortable or difficult
its implementation might be: Our very souls are at stake. Believe me when
I say, if ever there was a time for being unequivocal with God, now is that
time. Jesus said:
"Ye call me MASTER and LORD: and ye say
well; FOR SO I AM." (John 13:13)
The recipients of God's command in Revelation 18:4 (i.e., "my people")
are expected to listen to Him in reverence and fear, and OBEY
Him as MASTER - that is, if they really are "God's people."
Again I say, you have no right to call yourself a "servant of Christ"
if when your Master speaks, you fail to obey Him. If the servant fails to
obey, then he is not a servant. It doesn't matter if the servant thinks the
command is "right" or "wrong," or that it would be better
if the command were "softened" a little, and made more palatable.
The servant has NO say in the matter.
As Steven and Lisa Greer have reminded us, it's not without reason that God
calls Himself "YAHWEH." This name is a rendering of
a present verb tense that means "I AM that I AM;"
it also means, "I will be what I will be." This is an interesting
characterization that God gives Himself because it means THAT WE HAVE ABSOLUTELY
NO AUTHORITY OVER WHO HE IS AND WHAT HE DOES. That authority resides solely
God does what He does on His own terms: He came on His own terms (we had
no say in the matter), He lived on His own terms (the devil and the world
had no control over Him), and He died on His own terms (He loved us while
we were still enemies). In essence, He was, He is, and He is to come NO
MATTER WHAT ANY OF US THINKS. It's in this connection that you must understand
the absolute and sovereign nature of His command in Revelation 18:4 to "Come
out of Babylon."
IF A MAN LOVES ME HE WILL OBEY ME
"IF A MAN LOVE ME, HE WILL KEEP MY WORDS [i.e., he will obey
Me]: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our
abode with him.
"HE THAT LOVETH ME NOT KEEPETH NOT MY SAYINGS [i.e., my commandments]:
and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me."
Think about that! - if you fail to OBEY God insofar as Revelation
18:4 is concerned, you reveal not only that you are not truly a "servant
of Christ," but that you really don't love Him.
And you must understand something here: the LOVE
God demands from His children is an absolute LOVE, and so much so that
Jesus could say -
"He that loveth father or mother more than me IS NOT WORTHY
OF ME: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me IS NOT
WORTHY OF ME." (Matt. 10:37)
This is a very hard saying i.e., to OBEY
God no matter what the cost, even the cost of your dearest loved-ones so
difficult, in fact, that Jesus felt it necessary to reinforce what He was
saying with the words:
"... and the word which ye hear is not mine, but
the Father's which sent me." (John 14:24)
WIVES AND HUSBANDS ARE NOT EXCEPTED
Moreover - and, as I have said previously, at the very grave risk of offending
many of those associated with our ministry - I should add that wives and husbands
are included in this DIRECTIVE (i.e., Matthew 10:37), and this
is made clear when Jesus expands on this DICTATE in the Gospel
"Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren,
or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, [or husband], or children, or lands,
for my sake, and the gospel's,
"But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren,
and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and
in the world to come eternal life." (Mark 10:29-30)
Now the salient point here is this: that leaving a husband or wife is sometimes
necessary insofar as discipleship is concerned, OR what does
one think that God means when He says, "There is no man [and by implication,
woman] that HATH LEFT ... wife, [and, by implication, husband]
..." Does one think that one's loyalty to God is trumped by one's loyalty
to wife or husband?
SETTING PEOPLE AT VARIANCE
AGAINST ONE ANOTHER
This, of course, is a very, very hard saying and one that I am afraid will
deeply offend many of those associated with this ministry (if only because
it strips them of their last excuse NOT to obey God's command in Rev.
18:4); but, then, Jesus was being very hard when He said:
"For I am come to SET A MAN AT VARIANCE against his father, and
the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother
in law." (Matthew 10:34-35)
And to think that one's relationship with one's wife or husband is somehow
or other "special" insofar as the "cost of discipleship"
is concerned is farcical and that's made plain in 1 Cor. 7:10-16. This passage
of Scripture begins with the "truism" that the relationship between
husband and wife is a very important one and should not be easily dissolved,
even on account of unbelief:
"... If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased
to dwell with him, let him not put her away.
"And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be
pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him." (1 Cor. 7:12-13)
YOU ARE NOT IN BONDAGE
But there is an important proviso in connection with this: The assumption
being made here is that if a believing husband or wife is walking in the "way
of OBEDIENCE" with Christ, and his or her mate does not
hinder, then he or she should allow the unbelieving mate to remain. However,
the Bible goes on to say:
"BUT if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother
or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called
us to peace.
"For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband?
or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?"
(1 Cor. 7:15-16)
The requirement that is placed on all those (both men and women, brothers
and sisters) IS THAT THEY OBEY GOD. If one's unbelieving (or "backslidden")
wife, or one's unbelieving (or "backslidden") husband is willing
to remain and not hamper one in his or her walk with the Lord, then let him
or her do so. [This, of course, does not absolve the believing wife from "reverencing"
her unbelieving husband in other matters, or the believing husband from loving
and gently cherishing his unbelieving wife.]
But if the unbelieving partner chooses to depart because he or she cannot
abide the loyalty that the believing partner has for Christ, then let the
unbelieving partner depart. The Bible says:
"A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases ..."
(1 Cor. 7:15)
One's relationship with God supercedes one's relationship with husband or
wife. Now, in all of this, one should not think that I am advocating the disruption
of one's marriage I AM NOT. After all, I have been married to my
dear wife for almost 45-years, and she is the ONE and ONLY
wife I have ever had unlike so many of my detractors, many of whom, like
Charles Stanley and John Hagee, have been divorced, and not for the reasons
cited above, but simply because they grew tired of their wives and wanted
"to move on" into newer and more exotic relationships with "trophy
wives." And anyone who does that and attempts to use 1 Cor. 7:15 as
an excuse to do so, a PLAGUE on them.
YOUR DISCIPLESHIP IS BEING TESTED NOW
Now, why have we gone to such lengths here with regard to these matters?
The reason is this: We are very close to the end now, and YOU MUST NOT
ALLOW ANYTHING (financial considerations, safety considerations,
etc.) OR ANYONE (husbands, wives, sons, daughters, fathers,
mothers, etc.) TO GET IN YOUR WAY NOW AS YOU SEEK TO OBEY GOD. Soon
it will become too late for YOU to do anything about your situation
And in this connection, you must not think even for a minute that if
you are caught in the trap that is now gathering about you in the United States,
and you get "stuck" in Babylon after all the escape routes have
been shut down and all this because of your disobedience with regard to
God's command in Rev. 18:4 God will then use you where you are. That's not
what Rev. 18:4 says: rather it warns you that you will be spiritually CORRUPTED
(despite your best efforts to avoid being corrupted), and you will be JUDGED
"And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, come out of her, my
people, THAT YE BE NOT PARTAKERS OF HER SINS [i.e., so that you are
not corrupted spiritually], and that ye RECEIVE NOT OF HER PLAGUES
[so that you be not judged]." (Rev. 18:4)
TIME IS NO LONGER ON YOUR SIDE
Time is no longer on YOUR side. It is YOUR enemy
now. Time will not make things better for you; it will only make things worse.
God is bending over the parapet of heaven, as it were, and HE IS FRANTICALLY
TRYING TO SHAKE YOU OUT OF YOUR COMPLACENCY.
"Hurry! Hurry!" that's what the Lord is trying to say to you!
- who knows when the trap will be finally sprung; that day will come -
"... as a thief in the night.
"For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction
cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape."
(1 Thess. 5:2-3)
Don't be like those about whom the Bible warns us; those who -
"... shall come in the last days: scoffers, walking after their own
"And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers
fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of
the creation." (2 Peter 3:3-4)
But that's EXACTLY what you are doing when you fail to OBEY
God IMMEDIATELY insofar as Revelation 18:4 is concerned.
Brothers and sisters, I tell you the truth: Whatever it is that is holding
you back from OBEYING God IMMEDIATELY, you must be merciless
insofar as that "thing" or that "person" is - and so much
so that Jesus felt it necessary to warn His disciples:
"... if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it
from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish,
and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
"And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from
thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish,
and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell." (Matthew
THERE IS NOTHING MORE THAT WE CAN SAY
And so I say to all those who remain in Babylon, there is NOTHING
more that I can say to you with regard to this matter; to get you to take
the holy Scriptures seriously regarding Babylon, and to get away from it as
fast as you can. I have come at this matter in every direction that I can,
and in doing so, I have lost many of you as friends and compatriots.
And what personal gain has there been for me in all of this? - NONE!
Certainly there has been no financial benefit - for since we began preaching
this message, countless numbers of you have ceased giving to the ministry.
Still, many of our enemies continue to believe that that's all that we are
after: money. Then there are those who say that all we are trying to do is
start a Jonestown despite the fact that we have NEVER said that you
should come to Canada to be with us. And there are still others who say that
we are too lackadaisical and apathetic as to the way we "run" the
ministry, and others beyond that who say that we are too harsh. It seems that
we can't win for losing. As Jesus said:
"Whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting
in the markets, and calling unto their fellows,
"And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have
mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.
"For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a
"The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man
gluttonous, and a winebibber [i.e., a drunkard], a friend of publicans and
sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children." (Matthew 11:16-19)
Brothers and sisters in Christ, I tell you the truth when I say that there
is NOTHING in it for us to continue "harping" on the necessity
for you to get out of Babylon before you are corrupted by it. We do so because
- whether you want to believe it or not - we LOVE you, and so much
so that we are willing to risk our friendship with you in order to save you.
Next Saturday we begin a new series of broadcasts - a series of broadcasts
designed to LAY A FIRM FOUNDATION in YOU insofar as the
message of Antipas is concerned.
THESE COMING BROADCASTS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED TO HELP ALL THOSE OUTSIDE OF
THE UNITED STATES WHO WANT TO BEGIN TAKING ACTION INSOFAR AS THE GIST OF THIS
MESSAGE IS CONCERNED: TO RAISE UP A BANNER AGAINST THE FOE!
They are intended to be a COMPLETE course of instruction on the "end
of days," beginning with the most fundamental questions concerning salvation,
the grace of God, the purpose of the church, our walk with Christ, and so
forth - and those who complete this "on-line" course, and are
able to demonstrate to us that they have successfully done so - will be
issued a "Certificate of Completion" that will enable them to OFFICIALLY
and "legally" represent Antipas in the outside world, and to travel
in their own countries and throughout the world in our name much as missionaries
do when representing Wycliffe, New Tribes or other such organizations. We
realize that some in the United States might recoil at this thought, but,
then, so what. In the outside world, this is a matter of great PRACTICALITY.
At present, Antipas has "official" and "legal" NON-PROFIT
status only in the United States and in Canada. We hope soon, however, to
have similar representation in other countries: for instance, in the Philippians,
in Ghana, in Liberia, in Pakistan, in India and other locations throughout
the world, and that's what this course of instruction is all about - to hasten
In addition, insofar as those in leadership in Antipas outside the United
States, we hope and pray that you will avail yourself of the opportunity to
use this instruction as an occasion to gather others of like mind in your
home with you as we go through it.
FROM HENCEFORTH, WE GO TO THE GENTILES
Our last series of broadcasts were directed largely at an audience in the
United States. This series of broadcasts will be directed largely at those
outside of the United States because we sincerely believe that this is where
the heart of the Lord now is - with the poor and downtrodden in those areas
outside the borders of Babylon the Great.
As we just indicated, we believe that we have done everything we can to persuade
Christians in the United States to OBEY God insofar as Revelation 18:4
is concerned: to warn them that if they fail in this matter, they will fail
in EVERYTHING insofar as Christ is concerned. There just isn't that
much more that we can say on this matter. In a very real way, we have arrived
at the same point insofar as American Christians are concerned that Paul arrived
at insofar as the Jews were concerned:
"And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and [tried to persuade]
... the Jews ...
"And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia [which was a
Greek territory], Paul was pressed in the spirit, and [continued to try to
testify] to the Jews that Jesus was Christ.
"And when they [i.e., the Jews] opposed themselves [against Paul's message],
and blasphemed [him], he shook his raiment, and said unto them, YOUR
BLOOD BE UPON YOUR OWN HEADS; I AM CLEAN: FROM HENCEFORTH I WILL GO UNTO THE
GENTILES." (Acts 18:4-6)
God bless you all!
We need your help to spread the word concerning Antipas Ministries and the
eschatological viewpoint it represents; WE NEED YOUR
HELP BECAUSE WE DO NOT "LINK" WITH OTHER SO-CALLED "CHRISTIAN"
WEBSITES which are, for the most part, "in the tank"
insofar as their loyalty to the United States is concerned
- a loyalty that has made them partners in the BLOODY
trail the American military has left in its TERROR-RIDDEN
rampage throughout the world, as well as making them partners
in the abject poverty that American corporations have
imposed on the peoples and nations the American military
machine has ravaged - A BLOODY, TERROR-RIDDEN RAMPAGE
THAT HAS TO A LARGE DEGREE BEEN CARRIED OUT IN THE NAME
OF THE "PRINCE OF PEACE." [Please see our articles,
"The Third World
as a Model for the New World Order," Inside
the American New World Order System" and "The
American Empire: The Corporate / Pentagon / CIA / Missionary
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