WHEN WILL CHRISTIANS RULE THE EARTH ?
What the Bible Says About Christians and Politics
By Arthur Owiti
Dominionism and Political Christianity are false doctrines that are going to put many ignorant Christians on the side of the Antichrist rule that is bound to eternal punishment. These Christians believe that NOW is the time to takeover the governments and rule for Christ. BEWARE-This is not sound doctrine.
The Bible is clear about when Christians will rule the earth.Let us give some time for the Holy Scriptures to speak for themselves.
I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
1 Cor 15:52
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
What we get from these scriptures is :
1. Christians will rule AFTER the rule of the Anti Christ, Man of Sin has ruled and prevailed against Christians who are also saints.Beheaded means dead or they had been killed hence they will resurrect and reign with him when he Jesus will come.
2. Christians will rule AFTER the coming of Jesus and the resurrection of the dead saints
3. Christians will rule AFTER attaining glorified bodies.
This clearly shows that until that time it is SCRIPTURALLY WRONG FOR ANYONE TO COMMAND CHRISTIANS TO START RULING THE EARTH AS A BODY OR CHAMPION FOR SOME CHRISTIANS TO TAKE OVER GOVERNMENTS FOR CHRIST OR IMPOSE CHRISTIAN LAWS AND MORAL LEGISLATION.
True Christians are supposed to WAIT for Jesus Christ and the kingdom of God and pray for the kingdom of God to come and be on earth as it is in heaven.
One Bishop Oginde of Christ is the Answer Ministries (formerly Nairobi Pentecostal Church ) justified the church’s involvement in politics by saying that “ thy kingdom come “ means Christians are supposed to build the kingdom of God NOW. Daniel cancels that false doctrine of Kingdom Now, clearly as we have seen above at what time the saints will possess the kingdom –after the coming of Jesus Christ.
THE POLITICAL CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT IS NOT ABOUT RIGHTEOUESNESS BUT THE LOVE OF THE THINGS OF THE WORLD
These deceived Christian leaders are misplacing priorities as Jesus said that we seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.
The Kingdom of God is about Love for God and love for man and thus the commandment of God which is in our hearts as believers .However this kingdom is also manifest when we do the words of Jesus and will completely manifest in the physical with Jesus as the King with whom we shall reign when HE RETURNS.
For now, we are to endure persecution and suffering for the sake of Christ as we shine as lights in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation.
We are to look for Jesus coming as we endure the war against the saints being waged by many antichrists and false doctrines in the church and the end time rule of THE Antichrist.
To follow Political Christianity and start forming Christian parties is a trap to follow Satan because Satan is concerned about the things of men, the world and its order.It is setting your eyes on the physical things of the world instead of heavenly things.Jesus is in heaven so set your heart on things above and not things below.
These Political Pastors unknowingly or knowingly are
.Turning their flock into votes and votes mean Christians will focus on the world-the spirit of antichrist.
.Declaring that Politics is more important than the gospel-Were the Apostles killed for Politics of Preaching Jesus ?
Did Jesus send believers to run for political offices and create Christian political parties or to Go ye into the world and preach HIS GOSPEL which has nothing to do with the politics and riches of this world?
Whose command is holy, Jesus’ or a political pastor’s command ?
Such behavior makes Christians the enemies of the cross of Christ because they love earthly things such as politics and money than the word of God and salvation in Christ Jesus.This is not to say that Christians are not to stand up and speak against unrighteousness in society. In fact if there is any time to stand it is now. It is however a dangerous and unscriptural move to join with the politics of this world to establish morality in a nation.
When your eyes are on earthly things believe you me, there is no way you will be aware of the heavenly and Jesus will surely come to you as a thief in the night. These are the last days when deception shall come in the name of Jesus, in the name of politics in Jesus’ name- beware and turn away from such.