“This Day”…

“This day I am setting you over New Zealand, both in the spiritual and in the natural.  You will reign until you have returned power and ownership to the people. To the Maori people of New Zealand.”

“The land belongs to Me.  I have given the land to My Maori people.  To the Maori people who bow the knee to Me.  They shall reign in this land.  You will submit to their authority in this land.  You will serve Me at their pleasure in New Zealand.  They own the land not you.  Serve them well.  Restore the land to My Maori people.  Restore authority to My Maori people.  Set up the Council of Maori Elders.  Appoint and delegate to them authority to lead in this nation.  The party you will lead will be a transition party.  They will take over in a lasting agreement.  One which will never be broken until I come again.  They will rule until I come.  No one will stop them and they will permit you full access to operate for My Glory in this land.  They will own the land and they will give you use of it.  You will reimburse them as I show you.  There will be unity.  There will be oneness.  There will be forgiveness.  There will be love.  No one will go without.  My blessing will fill this land.  I have chosen and appointed you for this purpose to be a go-between between My Maori people and all the other nations represented here in New Zealand.  Be My go-between.  Be My counsellor.  Be My negotiator.  Be My servant to put the needs of others before yourself.  You will be provided for – serve My People to come into their destiny in this land.  To establish the Maori Council of Elders.  To divest power to them to lead New Zealand.  Step back.  Let them lead.  And walk away.  Go to Jerusalem.  Worship and Proclaim for Me there.  Prophesy in My Name.  Speak My word.  Jerusalem will be saved.  Israel will be saved.  Africa will be saved.  Nigeria will be saved.  Russia will be saved.  America will be saved.  Europe will be saved.  India will be saved.  China will be saved.  Asia will be saved.  Australia will be saved and New Zealand will be saved.  You will be involved in all this as I lead you.  Much ahead for you.  Trust Me and I will deliver you.  Nothing here which you can do without Me.  Everything here which you can do with Me.  I am your Very Great Reward.  My Presence will give you rest.  You will be successful in Me.  People will love you.  Do not worship them.  Worship Me alone.  I will protect you.  Do not worship your wife.  Only worship Me.  Love your wife and give her everything I give you to give to her.  From your heart love her and I will bless you.  Watch Me Andrew, I will make you great.  Watch Me Andrew, I will make you great.  Watch Me, Andrew, I will make you great.  Endure and overcome.  I will be with you and I will show you My Glory”, declares the Lord who has mercy upon you and who shows you now at this point in time the depths of My Love for you and your family under you.

“No one in your family under you will be left behind.  No one”, declares the Lord.

(Wed 01 Apr 20)

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From Here Until The End…

I’ve been communicating with a brother (who I respect) on Facebook Messenger about what happens from here until the end when Jesus returns to reign on earth from Jerusalem… 🙂

I received a post from him this evening and took it before the Lord…

The Lord said, “Tell him”…

So, in obedience to the Lord, I’m going to publicly release, so everyone can see (and take before the Lord if they so choose), what I believe the Lord has told me about this topic (I believe it is between every individual believer before the Lord as to what they believe before Him on this topic, the following is what I believe before Him)…

First, I feel to share my testimony to date (it won’t be a full testimony, just whatever I feel led to share), if you want to skip the ‘Testimony’ segment just head down to where it says, ‘From Here Until The End’… 🙂

Testimony

I was born in Christchurch, New Zealand on 05 Sep 1971, my parents knew the Lord and my grandparents on my mother’s side knew the Lord (at that stage neither of my father’s parents knew the Lord but I believe they did come to know the Lord at the very later stages of their individual lives – I’ll know that for sure when I meet the Lord)…

My first awareness of the Lord was when I was around 3 years old (I guess 1974/75) when I remember saying to my older sister (she’s two years older than me), ‘Let’s pray for the missionaries’ (I felt the Lord in that experience and as I remember it now, I know that the Lord had given me a new heart and a new spirit at that stage)…

When I was 5 (I guess 1976/77), one night over in Adelaide, Australia (my sister and I shared a bedroom at that rental), I remember I had an experience with the Lord where He showed me that I was a sinner and that if I died that night I would go to hell. I knew in this experience that Jesus had done something for me on the cross so that I wouldn’t need to go to hell. I accepted what Jesus had done and then the Lord showed me that what that meant would be that He would remove all sin from me. I felt a real opposition to this inside me but I nodded my head on the inside and agreed with the Lord. That was my salvation experience. After it was over, I looked over at my sister’s bed (as if to say, ‘what just happened there?’) and she was sleeping (I didn’t wake her up or tell my parents). That was my first real encounter with or experience of God…

When I was 11 (it was towards the end of 1982) I was walking down our school driveway and I heard a voice which said to me, “If you’re a Christian then you need to behave like one” (it really took me aback). I had been joining in on things at school which weren’t right so I took that as a rebuke. Unfortunately, I didn’t really understand how to interpret what the voice had spoken to me (I now know I should have asked, ‘How do I do this?’) so this really began my legalistic phase where I tried really hard to be good. This legalistic phase continued on until 1995 (as below)…

At the age of 15 (in 1986) I felt strongly that I wanted to be baptized in water. This occurred at my then local open brethren church here in Christchurch, New Zealand. It was a beautiful experience and I truly felt clean afterwards on the inside…

During 1992 (roughly age 21), I read the book, ‘Revival’ by Dr Martyn Lloyd Jones. This book truly changed my life. As I read it I felt a fire burning in me to see Revival in my generation. It was the ‘real deal’. It made an impact on me…

In early 1994 (from memory), I read, ‘Rees Howells Intercessor’ by Norman Grubb. This book gripped me and I remember kneeling in my parent’s front garden giving myself to the Lord for Him to use me as He had used Rees Howells (still to this day remembering that book and that moment moves me deep inside, there’s a stirring)…

The following year (from early May to early September 1995) I had a major depression experience (where I thought I’d lost my salvation) where the Lord took me very deep in terms of seeing who I was without Him (i.e. what I was before He intervened in my life)…

He taught me a number of important lessons (I’m probably not aware of them all and won’t remember them all below) which I hope, by His Grace, will stay with me until He returns…

(1) He showed me that I was Adam (i.e. that I was ‘the sinner’), (2) He showed me that I couldn’t do anything for His Glory, (3) He showed me (via the way the depression experience ended) that He was waiting for me to give up so He could believe through me, (4) He showed me that you don’t know that there’s rock at the bottom until you hit rock bottom & (5) He showed me that He has a timetable for removing all the sin in my life and accepts me as I am right now at the stage I’m at in Him…

After this, back in late 1995, I was on a run one day with my walkman (yes, that amazing battery powered technology which allowed you to play cassette tapes while you were running 🙂 ), listening to a worship album I’d be lent by Randy Rothwell…

I speak of what happened here

This experience had a huge impact on my life. Looking back on this as I write this testimony now I’m only just now starting to see how huge an impact that experience had on me. It has shaped the rest of my life until this day (it really has, so much)…

During 1997 I started to thirst for the Holy Spirit, I attended an outdoor worship event each Friday evening called, ‘Worship Without Walls’ led in the Square here in Christchurch at the time by Rick Stokes…

My thirst for the Holy Spirit grew and I started attending a charismatic baptist church here in Christchurch in 1998 and went forward to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit, nothing happened at that time…

In November 1999 I attended an ‘Intercessors for New Zealand’ conference at Woodend where again I requested prayer to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit, I was prayed for by Pastor Warren Lyons (whom I have greatly respected for his input into my life) and again nothing happened immediately (that night) but the next morning I woke up praying in tongues…

Sometime (probably second quarter) in 2010 one day as I walked back to my apartment in Manila from work (I was working over there at the time) I started getting these words coming out of me and couldn’t stop them, ‘Fill me with Your Holy Fire’. I got into the apartment and fell asleep on the couch. I woke up in the middle of the night hearing generators going and went to my bed. As I was lying on my bed meditating about Jesus’ appearance described as being like fire (Ezek 1:27), I had an experience of God. I felt that God came into my studio apartment and His Presence was so strong and so weighty that I couldn’t stay on the bed, I had to lie face down on the floor (I can remember the smell of the dust on my floor). I couldn’t look up or open my eyes and could hardly breathe (I was crying so hard but no tears were coming out). I saw myself as so dirty (where before this event I had thought I was quite clean really), I was like a dirty sheep (that’s what came to mind) and I asked Him to kill me (sounds extreme but that was the depth of the Fire which was on me, I wanted Him to kill me so that evil could be removed). I have no idea how long that experience lasted but when I woke up the next morning I realized that Manila had been hit with a typhoon and that all the power had gone out…

Back in Christchurch in 2011, around May I believe, and the desire was strong in me again to be baptized with His Holy Fire, I remember going for a walk and the desire was so strong I felt like there was nothing else worth living for, I wanted His Fire so badly and that’s all I wanted…

This year, 2020, the Lord has told me that it is time, that His Move is “Now”. I was sitting at the piano worshiping Him earlier this year and suddenly He started proclaiming in song over me, “All Authority in heaven and on earth has been given to you, All Authority in heaven and on earth has been given to you, Go, In My Name, And I will go with you, Go, In My Name, and I will go with you”…

He was commissioning me, the time of the Call is “Now”…

From Here Until The End

I believe the Lord has shown me that we are presently in a time which I’ll call (because He hasn’t given me a name for it) ‘the Rev 2:22 phase’. I believe this phase, from what He’s told me will be of 6 months duration worldwide, having begun on 22 Feb 2020. During this 6 month phase is an opportunity for the Church and the world to choose to repent from the deeds of the Jezebel spirit (a.k.a. control/witchcraft)…

This is a sifting phase, what it requires from us as a Body is to individually renounce control and striving (all the deeds of witchcraft) and choose to rest in Him (Ps 46:10), surrendered to Him as our only source of Life and Goodness (sheltering under Christ Our Passover, Righteous Under His Blood Alone). Our only Power (basically to be comfortable that, “apart from Me you can do nothing” as Jesus said in John 15:5b) and that anything Good expressed through us (from here on out) will be Him Living through us (by the Power of His Holy Spirit) as He works it in us (in Peace, Rest and Unity), taking on His Easy Yoke (Matt 11:30)…

In terms of the world, those who have been practicing witchcraft/Satanism are being given this six month period to repent…

This phase will be followed by what I’ll call ‘the Rev 2:23 phase’ which I believe from what the Lord has told me will follow immediately after the ‘Rev 2:22 phase’ and be for a period of 9 months worldwide. This is a time of judgement against the children of Jezebel worldwide. Those either in the Body or in the world who have not repented from her works will be removed from the earth (this is incredibly sobering but has been written for many generations, by Jesus Himself, and will certainly come to pass)…

Those in the Body will be protected by His Peace but taken home by the Lord, He will remove their soul and their spirit from their bodies and they will go to be with Him (in glory, where they will know Him perfectly), their bodies remaining dead on earth…

Those in the world, who do not want to repent from the works of Jezebel, who directly worship Satan, will die and go to Hades to await final judgement (not all non-believers on earth will die during these 9 months, only those who directly worship and serve Satan under the Jezebel spirit)…

As Rev 2:23 states, all the Churches will see this happen. It will be worldwide. It will send a message from the Lord to the Churches worldwide (about our position of ‘nothingness’ before Him, only His Power through us, only Him living through us is our Life)…

After this time, the Lord will begin moving in worldwide Salvation…

I believe what He has told me is that it will be “at least 50 years” until the entire world is saved from the end of the ‘Rev 2:23 phase’ and worshiping Him together from our individual places at a single point in time…

Following this event, the worldwide worship of Jesus – which is the climax of His Accomplishments on earth (the Joy of His Heart) – I believe He has told me that there will be a period of “at least 30 years” further between this time and when the Anti-Christ is revealed on earth (the beginning of the last 7 years before Jesus comes to reign on earth from Jerusalem)…

During this time, I believe He has shown me that those living in the ‘Pacific Ring of Fire Region’ – which includes Australia as the ‘Great Southland of the Holy Spirit’ and every nation (including the USA) whose coast ‘touches’ the ‘Pacific Ring of Fire Region’ – will remain 100% saved…

Nations outside of this region will not remain 100% saved, there will be a ‘falling away’ (i.e. a ‘not coming to salvation’) among those new babies being born after the time when the whole world worshiped at a single moment in time…

During the time when the Anti-Christ is revealed on earth, there is safety within the ‘Pacific Ring of Fire Region’ from the Anti-Christ. I believe this is the woman hidden in the wilderness from Rev 12:6 (I also believe many Israeli by blood believers will flee to the ‘Pacific Ring of Fire Region’ during this time). Those within this region will pray against the Anti-Christ and for the protection of our fellow brothers and sisters ‘until death’, for those who believe they should remain in their nations outside this region during this time…

Those who know the Lord outside the ‘Pacific Ring of Fire Region’ during the final 3.5 years of the Anti-Christ’s time on earth will experience martyrdom for Jesus (the Lord hasn’t told me if every single one will be martyred but I do know there will be martyrdom experienced, both from what the Lord has shown me and via scripture, Rev 20:4)…

The Lord will give each of us, as members of His Body alive at that time, wisdom to know where we should be (geographically on earth) during that time (that final 3.5 years, which occurs directly after the initial 3.5 years). He will show us, I know this. There will be Peace to know where we should each be. Each will be where we should be. No one will be lost. No one will turn against the Lord who knows Him. No one will lose their faith…

At the end of this period I believe Jesus will return to the air, pick up the dead in Christ (from all time), pick up those alive at His coming and transform us all (dead and alive) into our new incorruptible glorified bodies and then we will ride down to earth with Him (and the armies of heaven) and be with Him when His Feet stand on the Mount of Olives and He takes up His throne in Jerusalem for a thousand years (“And so we will be with the Lord forever.” 1 Thess 4:17b)… 🙂

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New Zealand…

I was cooking my dinner, late dinner, before and contemplating what the Church thought of the vote with respect to abortion which past in parliament today…

I heard the Lord say, “Watch what I do now.  I will separate the wheat from the chaff in My Church.”

There are those in the Body of Christ in this nation who look to the government and are disappointed in the government for this ruling…

What this ruling shows is that the entire parliamentary system in New Zealand is corrupt, it is a system of false authority, a system of witchcraft, a system which God has judged…

Why do I say this?

Those same ‘good people’ who have prayed for God to intervene in this ‘abortion on demand’ bill can’t understand why He hasn’t, why He hasn’t heard and answered their prayers…

Like when Joshua and the children of Israel attacked Ai after there was sin in the camp and they couldn’t understand why they were defeated…

They were defeated because there were stolen items in the camp of the children of Israel…

What are the stolen items in the camp of the Church?

The land was stolen from the Maori and given to the Crown by deceit in the sight of God in the form of a covenant, a covenant made before God…

Rightful authority over this land was stolen from the Maori, their God-given authority usurped, and the Crown set up their false authority system, our present parliamentary system in its place…

After that there can be no blessing in this nation and whoever controls the Crown, controls New Zealand…

In the Spirit however, we have given back New Zealand to a Council of Maori Elders, who all know the Lord, and they now have authority over New Zealand’s future…

We have seen Jesus, in the Spirit, standing with His Scepter embedded into the ground of New Zealand and we have seen the black and shadowy tree of the knowledge of good and evil completely destroyed from the lava of His Fire which flows from His volcano…

We have seen the entire nation of New Zealand turn white and we have seen Jesus raise His scepter to heaven and God the Father’s blue and white light fall like blue and white electricity and go right through Jesus – symbolizing His Power coming to His Body in this land…

Jesus is Lord of New Zealand…

Jesus owns New Zealand…

The sins of the past are forgiven…

Witchcraft is destroyed in New Zealand…

It can not stand…

It has no where to stand…

It is abolished…

Nothing remains in this nation but Jesus Christ Himself and those who will bow the knee to Him…

His angels are now rushing through the cities and running on the walls as a great army who are carrying out His word…

The Lord utters His Voice, before His army…

The Lord utters His Voice, before His army…

As the song says…

Blow the trumpet in Zion, Zion, Sound the alarm on My Holy Mountain, Blow the trumpet in Zion, Zion, Sound the alarm…

The Lord will raise up Maori Evangelists who will go throughout this nation and bring this nation to the Lord…

The Lord will raise up Maori Elders who will govern justly…

The Lord will raise up Maori Church Leaders who will have the authority in the Body of Christ in this nation…

All the rest of us, who have been permitted by the Maori to live with them in their nation, who submit to the Lord’s authority through them, will be blessed in our endeavours for the Lord in this place…

What has been usurped has been returned…

There’s a new sheriff in town and His Name is Jesus and His deputies are the Maori Counsel of Elders who He will appoint…

To find our place we must submit to His order, to His authority…

There is no blessing without it…

All evil has been removed from New Zealand in the Spirit, we have seen it, removed by the lava of His volcano…

There is no wiggle room here…

This is the shifting, the separating of the wheat from the chaff…

Will we relinquish our positions to Him?

Will we relinquish our possessions to Him?

He owns this nation and He has given it to the Maori…

They have authority over this land…

And they will uphold it before the Lord until He comes again…

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CoronaVirus…

“I would speak to you”…

“This virus – this CoronaVirus – will not stand”…

“I will remove it”, declares the Lord…

“It is man-made and I will remove it – it will not stand”…

“I know who has created it and they – the creators of this virus – will not stand”…

“Their time – their time as ‘dictators of the fates of humanity’ – is over”…

“I have judged them and I am presently judging them – their entire evil system”, declares the Lord, “they will not stand against Me, nothing they have created – with respect to this evil virus – will remain”…

“I have heard the cry of My People and now My Fire will purge this world of the effects of this virus”…

“COVID-19 is over in the spiritual realm – it does not stand – I am decreeing My vengeance against it and against its creators who have used it for evil”, declares the Lord…

“Neither the virus itself nor its creators will stand and neither will remain – none who do not repent of their ways”…

“My Fire is going to and fro throughout the earth seeking out this virus and burning it up with spheres of fire (I, Andrew, see sphere-like balls of fire), targeting the virus and destroying it”…

“Nothing will stand against Me, I am not the originator of this CoronaVirus and I do not approve of it – this is not from Me”, declares the Lord…

“Stand firm in My word, speak My truth over your lives My People – I am your very great reward, I will rid this world of this virus and I will burn in the hearts of all people on the face of this earth and those who repent and give themselves to Me will be saved – eternally saved – and share eternity with Me”, declares the Lord…

“There is already a cure to this virus, those who created it already have this cure”…

“I speak now to the creators of this virus and I say, ‘Release the cure – under pain of death, release the cure!’ (in Jesus Name, I, Andrew, agree)”…

“I am standing against you, those who have created this virus, and I am saying, ‘Release the cure, freely and without payment, release the cure and give yourselves to Me'”, declares the Lord…

“Judgement is coming, upon all the gods of the earth it is coming, I will starve the gods of the earth – as My word says – all around the world, I will starve the gods of the earth, they will have nothing in My world”, declares the Lord, “and I will take this world for My Glory”, declares the Lord, “and no-one will stand in the way between Me and those whom I have come to save”, declares the Lord, “and no-one will separate from Me those whom I have come to save”, declares the Lord, “on the day which I come to save them”, declares the Lord, “I will be a protection to them and nothing will harm them, even in death they will be with Me”, declares the Lord…

“Darkness is coming but greater light follows, darkness will not overcome My light and My people will shine brightly and the tide will turn”, declares the Lord who has mercy…

“It will turn for My Glory and for the good of all who remain on the earth”…

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"Judgement is on the house called Rothschild"…

“I want you to prophesy my son”…

“Speak to the evil world order which has controlled humanity over the last centuries – over the last two hundred and fifty years”…

“I have a bone to pick with the family who have controlled the world and have made it their purpose to control the world – starting two hundred and fifty years ago”…

“They will not stand”…

“I will remove them”…

“I have waited and seen what they have purposed in this world”…

“I have allowed them to amass vast amounts of money and property”…

“They have accumulated vast amounts of wealth for themselves in the day of slaughter”…

“They have risen as others have fallen”…

“They have ‘fallen’ as others have ‘risen’ – to their own destruction – so that the family can go on”…

“Their ways – their ‘hiding’ – is known to Me”, declares the Lord, “and I have ordained their downfall”…

“Nothing can stop what I am about to do – I have heard the prayers of My people and I have now acted on My own behalf to put a stop to their plans – their purposes will come to naught”, declares the Lord…

“All that they have accumulated will be given to My Church – for one purpose only – and that purpose is for the furtherance of My gospel, in evangelism, to the nations”…

“I will have My gospel preached, in power and with miracles following, to every soul in every nation on earth before I come again”…

“Their money, their wealth, their position, their prominence will all be given freely to My Church”…

“I will do this and any who resist Me in their family – their combined ‘family’ – will perish”…

“They are not their own, they are not the masters of the universe, they are not the elite – I AM their Master”, declares the Lord, “and I have brought them to this position and to this point in time for a specific purpose”…

“To show them that I AM God and that there is none other”…

“They will be brought low and they will either humble themselves – as Nebuchadnezzar did – or they will be removed from this earth”…

“Everything they have laboured for will be brought to nothing – I will do this Myself – and all that they have garnered for their own evil purpose will be given to Me – to the lowliest of all – on behalf of My Church for the furtherance of My kingdom in evangelism”, declares the Lord…

“Nothing will stop Me – I have taken possession of what is Mine – all the cattle on a thousand hills are Mine – all souls are Mine – I have the life-breath of every soul in My Hand”, declares the Lord, “and none will live who will not live for Me”…

“This family has come up for attention before My throne – as Sodom and Gomorrah came up for attention before My throne – and I have now set in motion a set of circumstances which will bring this family to its knees – there is no escape – they will either surrender to Me or be removed from this earth”…

“My fire has been kindled against this family – My fire will either consume them or consecrate them (those who remain) to Myself – My fire is on them and there is no escape”…

“All who set themselves against Me have to answer to Me – their day has come – this is their day of reckoning before Me – I am arraying Myself against this entire family – this entire family who has set themselves against Me to do evil and I am bringing judgement on this family and all associated with them – I am bringing judgement on this family – the synagogue of Satan who worship Jezebel and I will fulfill My word against this family that I will kill her children with death – all who will not repent from her ways”, declares the Lord…

“This is the phase we are in – judgement is on the house called Rothschild”…

“Repent or be swept away”, declares the Lord…

“My Blood was shed for you”…

“I, Jesus, am reaching out to you – repent and believe in Me to be saved”…

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The Coming Fall of the Rothschild Empire…

“When you enter the land which the LORD your God gives you, you shall not learn to imitate the detestable things of those nations. “There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who casts a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. “For whoever does these things is detestable to the LORD; and because of these detestable things the LORD your God will drive them out before you. “You shall be blameless before the LORD your God. “For those nations, which you shall dispossess, listen to those who practice witchcraft and to diviners, but as for you, the LORD your God has not allowed you to do so. (Deuteronomy 18:9-14 NASB)

‘Behold, I will throw her on a bed of sickness, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of her deeds. (Revelation 2:22 NASB)

‘Behold, I will cause those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—I will make them come and bow down at your feet, and make them know that I have loved you. (Revelation 3:9 NASB)

Worshiping Satan is the antithesis of what the Lord desires for humanity and the Rothschild Empire have been worshiping Satan… 😦

They have now come up for judgement before the Lord and those of them who do not want to repent will be removed by the Lord… 😦

Those who are willing to repent will give themselves to the Lord and their wealth to His Body, The Church, for the Lord to use in The Harvest… 🙂

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The Police & The Military…

For the majority of my life (without publicly stating it) on the inside I’ve considered myself to be a pacifist…

For me practically this led me to one life experience where I was accosted by a couple of guys at a bus stop outside a local Mall here in Christchurch one of whom asked me to give him my sunglasses and when I said, “No”, pushed me over onto my back onto the pavement…

When I got back up he told me that he was going to beat me up and I asked him, “Are you OK?” then he took a swing at me and hit me in the face and I got knocked to the ground again…

When I got up the second time he and his friend ran away and hopped on a bus…

In that interaction I had no desire to defend myself (and felt that the Lord gave me peace during it) but after it was over, I went into the Mall and told Mall Security what had just happened…

They told me that a number of others had reported that they’d also been accosted by two guys in that same time period so it looked like these guys were hopping onto and off of buses in the Mall vicinity and intimidating and beating up people for some reason…

I left it at that, but I didn’t go to that Mall much after that occurred and I never caught a bus from that bus stop again…

I guess the way I feel, regarding my pacifist thoughts, is that (since I already know the Lord) I’d rather that someone else hurt me (so that I don’t hurt, seriously injure or kill them defending myself) if they attack me, just in case the Lord will save them at some later time…

I’m not sure if this is the way the Lord sees things but I probably still do consider myself to be mainly a pacifist (to be completely honest) but recently I had a revelation about the police and I believe by extension the military which kind of took me by surprise…

I was reading through Genesis and came to, “the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth” (Genesis 9:16b NASB) which God made with us via (our delegate) Noah after the flood (see Genesis 8:20 – Genesis 9:17)…

We learn that this was an important everlasting covenant because it is referred to later on in scripture (specifically I believe in Isaiah 24:5 as I don’t believe there is any other everlasting covenant which this verse could be referring to) in very sombre terms with Isaiah 24 painting the picture of what would happen to the earth after we, as the earth’s inhabitants, had broken this everlasting covenant with the Lord…

To be able to break this everlasting covenant with the Lord means that we, as the inhabitants of the earth, had something which we were meant to do (our side of the covenant, as covenants are always between two parties) which we haven’t done with respect to that covenant and when we read the covenant (again see Genesis 8:20 – Genesis 9:17) the only two things which we, as the inhabitants of the earth, could break would be the Lord’s command that an animal which murders a human be put to death and that a human who murders another human be put to death (Genesis 9:5-6)…

It would appear that the Lord made this overarching everlasting covenant with us (which I believe is for the purpose of civic governance) to avoid another occurrence of what had just happened in the flood, where before the flood, “the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and… every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Genesis 6:5b NASB) which prompted the Lord to, “blot out man… from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them” (Genesis 6:7b NASB) and to start again via Noah and his family and the chosen animals who entered into the ark…

It was like He was giving us civic governance authority to ‘police ourselves’ (with respect to murder only it would seem as nothing else is mentioned) so that He wouldn’t need to step in again and sort things out as He had to with the flood…

The issue of the sons of God (fallen angels) taking wives for themselves from the daughters of men had already been resolved as all the Nephilim (children born to them) had perished in the flood (2 Peter 2:5) and the demons involved had been banished “into hell… reserved for judgement” (2 Peter 2:4b, see also Jude 1:6) and from Genesis 19 we see that the Lord, after a close inspection of Sodom & Gomorrah dealt with the sexual immorality being practiced in those cities directly Himself with “brimstone and fire from… heaven” (Genesis 19:24b NASB)…

Thus, as we are now still living, in a civic governance sense, under the everlasting covenant made between the Lord and Noah (as our delegated representative) – because the Law of Moses (or the subsequent covenant made between the Lord and Moses) was for the nation of Israel up until the time that their Messiah came – nothing in the Law of Moses still holds in terms of how any nation on earth (including Israel) presently governs itself civically (in terms of law and order)…

If when Jesus died on the cross (and the veil in the temple was torn from top to bottom) not just the covenant between the Lord and Moses (as the physical nation of Israel’s delegated representative) but also the covenant between the Lord and Noah (as all the inhabitants of the earth’s delegated representative) were annulled then Paul wouldn’t have made the specific reference he did to civic governance in Romans 13 (after establishing salvation by faith, growing in grace and spiritual service in the preceding chapters of Romans)…

Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same; for 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. Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience’ sake. For because of this you also pay taxes, for rulers are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing. Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor. (Romans 13:1-7 NASB emphasis mine)

The words Paul uses above, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, after telling us in the previous chapter (see Romans 12:17-21) not to take our own revenge but to leave room for God’s wrath, seem to indicate that the Lord desires to use the police (within a nation) in exercising civic governance…

Peter appears to back this up (see 1 Peter 4:12-19) encouraging us not to suffer “as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler”…

If the covenant between the Lord and Noah no longer applied then Paul wouldn’t have mentioned civic authorities bearing the sword and being avengers and Peter wouldn’t have mentioned suffering as a murderer…

Thus, looking at scripture, it would appear to me that there is definitely a place for the police (within a nation) and that our tax money should go towards paying the police, and paying the courts (the lawyers and judges and their various associates) with respect to murder, theft and any other serious crimes which come within Peter’s definition of being an evildoer or a troublesome meddler…

In this world, it would be essential to have judges who judge with righteous judgement as anyone found guilty of murder, under the covenant made between the Lord and Noah, would face the death penalty…

Any lawyer, in this world, would have justice as their sole interest and as the stakes were so high (life or death) a very high bar would be required to demonstrate guilt…

To be fair, in such a world (which only the Lord could create), I would be happy to contribute my tax dollars towards providing boundaries around our nation and our communities which would protect ourselves from violent crime…

I guess the military comes in on that broader scale where there are nations who want to murder large portions of the populations of other nations (and take over their nations) and these nations need to be stopped…

A good example of murderous nations would be the Axis Powers in World War II, i.e. Germany, Italy & Japan…

A good example of nations obeying the covenant made between the Lord and Noah would be the Allied Powers in World War II, i.e. Britain (including other members of the Commonwealth), France, Russia and the United States…

If the Allied Powers had not obeyed the Lord’s covenant with Noah in World War II, we would not have a free society in the West today and the Jewish people would have been completely obliterated…

If the Jewish people had been completely obliterated, then Jesus would never have been able to return to reign in Jerusalem, as before He returns the nation of Israel must turn to Him and say, “Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord” (see Matthew 23:39)…

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. (Proverbs 29:2 KJV)

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