ROMANS 13 OR REVELATION 13 ??
by Arthur Owiti
It is evident that the signs and platforms of Antichrist rulership that the scriptures so surely teach about are unfolding right before our eyes.Yet many churches are deliberately ignorant or unwillingly deficient in teaching about the last days ,not because of anything but that they have been deluded by Satanic deception and their worldly lusts.
THIS DECEPTION IS THE LOVE OF MONEY,THE LUST OF THE EYES,LUST OF THE FLESH AND THE PRIDE OF LIFE…yes the Love of the World and not the Love of God inspires them.
These can be classified as Demetrius Churches and Caesar churches or fellowships or pastors.They hide under Romans 13 and do not read in it in line with Revelation 13.
Yet there are others who cancel Romans 13 with Revelation 13 to support their Political Christian Dominionism false doctrine.
We should calculate the beast’s name so as to apply both scriptures correctly.Yet Romans 13 is the most abused to justify State/Demetrius/Caesar churches and Revelation 13 the most ignored .
WHAT IS A DEMETRIUS CHURCH
A Demetrius Church is a church that seeks to protect Demetrius business or the status quo.We derive this from the story of Demetrius in the book of Acts which
For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made
silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen;
Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and
said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth.
Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost
throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much
people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with hands:
So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought; but
also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised,
and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world
worshippeth. Acts 19:25-27
Paul’s preaching of the gospel reduced the number of idolaters not only in Ephesus but the whole of Asia..Wow! The power of the grace of God on Paul’s life.
Yet this effective ministry hurt the business of the silversmiths since the idolaters who used to buy the idols being saved now left such a purchase to follow Jesus.
A riot ensued against the believers because of the Gospel .Even though the magistrate found no just cause for the uproar , the fact is the Gospel hurt big business.
Yet today we see Churches very cozy with Demetrius companies such as banks, casinos, military companies, beer companies, porn industries, transnational companies that are bent on doing evil hence diluting the power of the Gospel.
This is why 501 3c churches are 501 3c that is State Churches ;since the State works to protect the interests of Demetrius they must control Churches from speaking against his agenda or preaching people out of his agenda.
So now when it comes to EndTime prophecies , what happens when the Economic System is finally put under full Antichrist control ?
Like the Mobile Phone companies that sponsor church activities,now call for the churches not to preach about their system as an example of preparing Antichrist system will not that church keep quiet about such issues or even justify it ?
Will not such churches that are owned by banks thanks to debt, keep quiet about a cashless system that directly leads on to the Antichrist system?
These churches refuse to preach the truth and hence protect Demetrius business, hence Antichrist business.
Preach the gospel in word and in deed and truly Demetrius will come against you because his agenda is against God’s Will and Word even though he can employ Christian cliches and Christian garb for the sake of making money.
WHAT IS A CAESAR CHURCH
These are churches which whether registered or not give allegiance more to the State or Political Bodies than to God.Yes it is true that we should all be law abiding citizens.They hide under Romans 13 and refuse to read it in line with Revelation 13 .
The issue is that in the Antichrist rule laws are made against true Christians and they will be deemed criminals.Those who keep the commandments of God are deemed to be State traitors.
Yet these allegations are not new.The early church,because of its organization and allegiance to Jesus Christ ,despite being law abiding, were persecuted because they followed another King,Jesus, other than Caesar.
And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain
brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned
the world upside down are come hither also; Whom Jason hath
received: and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying
that there is another king, one Jesus. Acts 17:6-7
Caesar churches cannot preach about the Antichrist rule because they are serving Caesar and not God, yet the Bible is clear that the Antichrist is a man who takes the place of God .
Apart from declaring that he is God, he will make laws and control the whole world with the icing being controlling Jerusalem the city of King Jesus.
When one serves God they become law abiding without qualm even though they can make many mistakes.In the short but devastating rule of the Antichrist rule the law abiding will be criminals.
A look at the war on terrorism shows that the more the criminals commit the crime,the more the innocent are treated like criminals.You are guilty until proven innocent.This is how it will be until Jesus comes. More oppression that will ultimately lead to the persecution and death of believers.
The Evangelical Church of Kenya is in bed with Government Agencies, the United Nations, bodies that hate God’s word.How can these churches preach against the machinery Satan is using to control all people when they are being fed by the same ??
Beware and come out from among them and seek true fellowship that is separate from the world.