America in the Sight of God

American Christians, by and large, believe that God founded America as a Christian nation.  With this general concept, I agree.  However, by and large Christians today believe that God gave us the Constitution and the Federal Government with which I disagree.

Christians cannot conceive of a Christian nation existing apart from a world system government.  It is incomprehensible to them.

Let’s go to the Word of God.  We see an example of a Kingdom nation in Jerusalem at the time of the Holy Spirit raining down from Heaven upon the church on the Day of Pentecost.  God anoints His Kingdom nation and the royal priesthood of His government.

On the Day of Pentecost, God didn’t merely save and baptize Christians with the Holy Ghost and fire.  God established a new order of priesthood through Jesus Christ and established this nation of priests as His anointed Kingdom nation.

Jesus said this to the Jews prior to going to the cross, “Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.” (Matthew 21:43)

In the sight of God, the priesthood anointed by God determines the kingdom of God and His nation.  The kingdom of God is given to a nation of priests.  The New Testament scripture declares all believers to be the royal priesthood of the New Covenant of Jesus Christ.  Jesus Christ is the High Priest of the New Covenant of His blood.  “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;”  (1 Peter 2:9).

As we go back to the Old Covenant, we see that this same law of principle applied.  The kingdom of God was given to a nation on the basis of the priesthood anointed by God.  It is on the basis of covenant and the anointed priesthood of a covenant that a nation becomes the Kingdom nation of God.

Exodus 19:5-7  Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:   And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.  And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the Lord commanded him.

As you see in scripture, God established the priesthood of Israel as His anointed priesthood through the Old Covenant.  This covenant was given through Moses.  Through covenant, God established a priesthood.

The nation of Israel was a kingdom of priests in the sight of God who were to bear His anointing in covenant relationship with Him. When God was with the kingdom nation of Israel in the Old Testament, the Levitical priesthood was established.

When Jesus came, Jesus changed the priesthood.  Jesus fulfilled the law of the Old Covenant which was the law of sin and death.  Jesus died on the cross for our sins.  Jesus tasted death for every man.  Jesus fulfilled the law which required our death for sin in His vicarious sacrifice and death for our sins.  Thus, He established a new priesthood.

The old priesthood was removed and Jesus was installed as the High Priest of the New Covenant.  With a change in Covenant, there was a change in priesthood.

Hebrews 7:11 If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?  12 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.  13 For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.  14 For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.  15 And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest, 16 Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.  17 For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.  18 For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.  19 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God. Jesus fulfilled the law in dying as a sacrifice for our sins under the Old Covenant.  The law could not be changed without a change in priesthood.  A New Covenant could not be installed without the death of the Testator of the New Covenant.  Jesus became the High Priest of the New Covenant in His sacrificial death by which He fulfilled the law which required death for sin.  Jesus has an unchanging Priesthood as the High Priest of the New Covenant of His blood. Hebrews 7:20 And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest:  21 (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)  22 By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.  23 And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:  24 But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.  25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.  26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;  27 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.  28 For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.

Hebrews 9:9 Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.  2 For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary.  3 And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;  4 Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron’s rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;  5 And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.  6 Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.  7 But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people: 8 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:  9 Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience; 10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.  11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;  12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.  13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:  14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?  15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.  16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.  17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.  18 Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.  19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,  20 Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.  21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry.  22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.  23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.  24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:  25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;  26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.  27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:  28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. God instituted the New Covenant through the High Priesthood and sacrifice for sins of Jesus Christ.  The priesthood has been changed.  The covenant has been changed.  Just as Jesus Christ has replaced the Levitical priesthood as the new High Priest of the New Covenant of His blood, so too has the covenant of the Levitical priesthood been changed to the New Covenant of His blood as the High Priest of the New Covenant.

Hebrews 8:1 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens; 2 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man. 3 For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer. 4 For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:  5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.  6 But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.  7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.  8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:  9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.  10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:  11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.  12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.  13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.

In the New Covenant, by the power of the blood of Jesus as the Testator of the New Covenant (also the Lamb, the Temple, and the High Priest thereof) — our sins are fully removed once for all time in Him and we are made perfect.  Our sins and our iniquities God will remember no more.  We have been washed in the blood of the Lamb as believing saints who have received this free gift by God’s grace.  Though our sins were as scarlet they are whiter than snow.  We are cleansed from our sin through the blood of Jesus Christ.  We are reconciled to God the Father.  We are sanctified in the Spirit of God.  We are become the royal priesthood of all believers of God’s kingdom nation of the New Covenant of His blood.

Because there is a change of covenant, a change of priesthood, and a change of law, there is therein a change in kingdom nation.  The priesthood of God is His holy nation as the scriptures do testify.

Old covenant:

Exodus 19:5-7 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:  And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.  And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the Lord commanded him. 

New covenant:

1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light; 

Christians today often do not understand “nation status” as a kingdom of priests and a holy nation according to the Kingdom of God.

To deny that Jesus Christ has replaced the Levitical priesthood with Himself as the High Priest is to deny Christ and the New Covenant of His blood.

To deny that Jesus has replaced the sacrifices of the Old Covenant with the sacrifice of His body and blood in death as the Lamb of God of the New Covenant is to deny Christ and the New Covenant of His blood.

To deny that the law of the Old Covenant has been replaced with the law of the New Covenant (the law of the Spirit) is to deny Christ and the New Covenant of His blood.

To deny that the kingdom of God of the nation status of the kingdom of priests of Levites and Old Testament Israel has been replaced with the kingdom of God of the nation status of the royal priesthood of all believers of New Covenant faith in Jesus is to deny Christ and the New Covenant of His blood.

To deny these biblical truths is to deny Christ, His sacrifice, His body, His blood, the New Covenant of His blood, and the Word of God of the New Testament.

It is the spirit of antichrist to deny that Jesus is the Testator, the High Priest, the Lamb of God, and the Temple of the New Covenant.

It is the spirit of antichrist to say that Jesus, the cross, His Spirit, His body, His blood is all of none effect and does not replace the old with the new in covenant, priesthood, sacrifice, and nation status of kingdom nation.

It is the spirit of antichrist to deny the gospel of Jesus Christ which indeed replaces the Old Covenant, the Levitical priesthood, the Levitical temple, the Levitical sacrifice of bulls and goats and all else, and the former kingdom nation which was of the Levitical priesthood.

The Kingdom nation today, in this the New Covenant age, is the royal priesthood of believers in Jesus Christ and His blood.  Believers in Jesus Christ are today sanctified and anointed by God and His Holy Spirit as the holy nation and royal priesthood of the New Covenant age.

What is the Kingdom nation of the New Covenant age?  It is the royal priesthood of all believers who comprise the Kingdom nation as the chosen generation and citizens of Heaven on earth as in Heaven as the household of living faith today.

Those who are anointed of God as His royal priesthood are the holy nation of the Kingdom of God on earth today in this the New Covenant church age.

In scripture, Jesus stated very clearly that with the change in the Covenant, the law, the sacrifice, the temple, and the priesthood, there would be a change in who comprised the Kingdom of God as God’s Kingdom nation on earth.

Matthew 21:43  Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.

Who is that Kingdom nation who has been the Kingdom of God?  The royal priesthood of believers in Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;

In scripture, the body of Christ is called “the ekklesia”.  This is a term that means “the governmental council of God”.  It refers to “the royal priesthood”; the “kingdom nation”; the “holy nation”.

The body of Christ is the global Kingdom nation of the holy nation of God’s priests anointed by God and sanctified by the Holy Spirit as His priests and His Kingdom nation today.

What does this mean?  Many things.  But, central to our discussion today is a biblical worldview of what constitutes a “Christian nation”.  We use the term “Christian” today.  God uses the term “Kingdom”.  When we say “Christian nation” what we are referring to biblically is “Kingdom nation”.

What the Bible is telling us is that today all saints globally are citizens of God’s New Covenant age Kingdom nation.  If you call the “Kingdom of God holy nation” by the term “Christian”, you might call the Kingdom nation by the term “Christian nation”.

Every member of the body of Christ, the “ekklesia”, is a citizen of Heaven.  Every member of the body of Christ is a member of the royal priesthood of all believers.  Thus, every member of the body of Christ today is a citizen of the holy nation of the Kingdom of God on earth today.

A “nation” is not merely a geographical area on earth.  A “nation” is a collective or group common of people united in common citizenship.

When we discuss what a “church” is, a church may have a building but the building is not the church.  The church is the body of believers.  The living church is comprised of the people of God; the royal priesthood of the believers.

In like manner, when we discuss what a “Christian nation” (meaning “Kingdom nation” biblically) is according to a biblical worldview, the Kingdom nation may have a soil with borders as a territory.  However, the soil is not the Kingdom nation (“Christian nation”).

The Kingdom nation (Christian nation) is the global body of believers, the people of God, the royal priesthood of the believers.

America, as I perceive it and history bears record, is a soil God has given to the body of Christ globally.  If anyone wants me to “prove that” I will write only briefly on that topic point.  Either people will believe it or they will not depending on their predisposition and current base of knowledge.  Others have written lengthy discourse on the matter.  Persons could read many books and articles elsewhere if what I say does not meet with their satisfaction.

Writing a long dissertation will not prove to anyone what they do not wish to believe.  I am merely setting forth America in the Sight of God as I see it in this brief article.

God sent Puritans and Pilgrims to the New World… America… to establish the Kingdom of Jesus Christ on the soil.  The means given to establish the Kingdom of Jesus Christ are, by no coincide, the same means by which the church of Jesus Christ is established on earth on soil:  by the Word of God, prayer, praise and worship, the gathering of the saints, and the life of the church in Christian community of the saints.  The Kingdom of Jesus Christ is established in the life of the church in the body of Christ.

The body of Christ can minister to the lost and to the needs of the world.  However, the lost and the world in need are not members of the body of Christ until such time as they are converted to living faith in Jesus Christ.  The Kingdom nation of the body of Christ, the global Christian nation as one, can minister to the lost and the world, but this does not make the lost and the world members of the global Christian nation of the body of Christ.

In other words, even as the body of Christ, the church of Christ, is comprised only of those with living faith in Jesus Christ and indwelt by the Holy Spirit, the biblical worldview states likewise that the Christian nation is comprised only of those with living faith in Jesus Christ and indwelt by the Holy Spirit.

Regarding the view that America was given by God to all saints globally as the Kingdom nation soil (the Christian nation) of all saints globally who comprise the population of God’s global Kingdom/Christian nation, I will briefly give evidences.

The first evidence is John Winthrop’s “City on a Hill” sermon.  Mr. Winthrop’s sermon was indicative of the same call and faith of the vast multitude of Christians who came as literal Pilgrims to America.  If you even look at the meaning of the term “Pilgrim” it means “a person who journeys to a sacred place for religious reasons.”

A Pilgrim is a person sent by God to “a Promised Land”… a “sacred place”… “holy land”… or “Kingdom nation soil”.  The Christian Pilgrims who came to America were clearly stating in the term “Pilgrim” their conviction that God had sent them to America and that the soil of America in national soil was given to Christians by God.  In other words, the very term “Pilgrims” means that these Christians came sent by God with faith that the soil of America was given to New Covenant Christians by God as Kingdom nation soil – hence Christian nation soil.

So, if you see the vision of Christians who were sent to America by God, their shared vision even denoted by the name “Pilgrim” was that God had specifically sent them to American soil; God gave the soil to Christians on which to establish the Kingdom of Jesus Christ as covenant soil set apart for Christians.

Therefore, even as God sent Moses to lead the Jews to the Promised Land in Middle East Israel to establish God’s Old Covenant Kingdom nation for Jews, in like manner God sent New Covenant Christians to the Promised Land of America to establish God’s New Covenant Kingdom nation on the soil for Christians.

Even as God covenanted with the Jews in the times of the Old Testament to give them the Promised Land of the Middle East as God’s Kingdom nation soil to the Jews, God covenanted with Christians in the New Covenant age to give Christians the Promised Land of America as God’s endtime Kingdom nation soil to the church of Jesus Christ.

John Winthrop’s “City on a Hill” echoed and stated the voice of God Himself in this same shared vision, calling, covenant, and heartfelt conviction.  This sermon or writing was in the larger work of “A Model of Christian Charity” of 1630.

When you see the words of John Winthrop, it echoes down the corridor of time reminiscent of the speech of Moses to the Jews as they moved to enter the Promised Land.  The vision and statements of John Winthrop were a parallel of Moses.

Winthrop references Moses and the entrance of the Jews into the Promised Land.  Winthrop declares that this new land is to be a City on a Hill.  Winthrop declares that the saints (and by extension their posterity) have entered covenant with God by grace through faith to enter this new land.  This land is ordained of God, and covenanted by God with the body of Christ, to be a Kingdom nation (Christian nation).

None of what John Winthrop is saying is “political” in his references to God and scripture.  John Winthrop is speaking of Divine Commission, covenant, faith, and conviction of the Holy Ghost in Jesus’ name in relation to this “City on a Hill” of the new land of the new world America.

John Winthrop declares that the eyes of all the world, and perhaps even referring to the great cloud of witnesses, is upon the Christian settlers to America and this City on a Hill.

John Winthrop, the Puritans, believed that God is Sovereign and believed in predestination.   So, John Winthrop spoke of God and their commission in faith believing that God had Sovereignly sent and dispatched the Christians to this new world to establish a Kingdom nation of Jesus Christ. (See… http://www.ushistory.org/us/3c.asp)

John Winthrop speaks as a minister who believes that the hand of God is upon him and this group in a manner paralleling God sending Moses and the children of God of Israel into the Promised Land.  This New World, America, is perceived by John Winthrop to have great significance.

He describes God commissioning them in power of covenant with God to establish a City on a Hill on this land in God’s covenant with them and their posterity (the Christian generations following).

In brief, our Christian forebears and the settlers sent by God to this nation’s soil as Pilgrims came here to establish the Kingdom nation of Jesus Christ.  They derived their authority to settle the land and have dominion over the soil directly from God with conviction that God had commissioned by covenant with them to establish the Kingdom nation of Jesus Christ on the soil as a “City on a Hill”.

So, taking seriously the hand of God and the conviction of our forebears in Christ sent first to this soil by God, we see these Pilgrims and Puritans entering covenant with God over this land.  This covenant is between Christians and God.

Whatever the articles of the Massachusetts Bay Company, Christians testify of being sent to America by Divine Commission in covenant with God over the soil to establish a Kingdom nation of a “City on a Hill”.

Greater text is available here at this source of the larger writing penned by John Winthrop aboard the Arbella ship in 1630.  Here is text of the end of the speech/writing:

We know that there were many that corrupted the service of the Lord; some setting upp altars before his owne; others offering both strange fire and strange sacrifices allsoe; yet there came noe fire from heaven, or other sudden judgement upon them, as did upon Nadab and Abihu, whoe yet wee may think did not sinne presumptuously. 31y When God gives a speciall commission he lookes to have it strictly observed in every article; When he gave Saule a commission to destroy Amaleck, Hee indented with him upon certain articles, and because hee failed in one of the least, and that upon a faire pretense, it lost him the kingdom, which should have beene his reward, if hee had observed his commission. Thus stands the cause betweene God and us. We are entered into Covenant with Him for this worke. Wee haue taken out a commission. The Lord hath given us leave to drawe our own articles. Wee haue professed to enterprise these and those accounts, upon these and those ends. Wee have hereupon besought Him of favour and blessing. Now if the Lord shall please to heare us, and bring us in peace to the place we desire, then hath hee ratified this covenant and sealed our Commission, and will expect a strict performance of the articles contained in it; but if wee shall neglect the observation of these articles which are the ends wee have propounded, and, dissembling with our God, shall fall to embrace this present world and prosecute our carnall intentions, seeking greate things for ourselves and our posterity, the Lord will surely breake out in wrathe against us; be revenged of such a [sinful] people and make us knowe the price of the breache of such a covenant. Now the onely way to avoyde this shipwracke, and to provide for our posterity, is to followe the counsell of Micah, to doe justly, to love mercy, to walk humbly with our God. For this end, wee must be knitt together, in this worke, as one man. Wee must entertaine each other in brotherly [Page 47] affection. Wee must be willing to abridge ourselves of our superfluities, for the supply of other’s necessities. Wee must uphold a familiar commerce together in all meekeness, gentlenes, patience and liberality. Wee must delight in eache other; make other’s conditions our oune; rejoice together, mourne together, labour and suffer together, allwayes haueving before our eyes our commission and community in the worke, as members of the same body. Soe shall wee keepe the unitie of the spirit in the bond of peace. The Lord will be our God, and delight to dwell among us, as his oune people, and will command a blessing upon us in all our wayes. Soe that wee shall see much more of his wisdome, power, goodness and truthe, than formerly wee haue been acquainted with. Wee shall finde that the God of Israell is among us, when ten of us shall be able to resist a thousand of our enemies; when hee shall make us a prayse and glory that men shall say of succeeding plantations, “the Lord make it likely that of New England.” For wee must consider that wee shall be as a citty upon a hill. The eies of all people are uppon us. Soe that if wee shall deale falsely with our God in this worke wee haue undertaken, and soe cause him to withdrawe his present help from us, wee shall be made a story and a by-word through the world. Wee shall open the mouthes of enemies to speake evill of the wayes of God, and all professors for God’s sake. Wee shall shame the faces of many of God’s worthy servants, and cause theire prayers to be turned into curses upon us till wee be consumed out of the good land whither wee are a goeing. I shall shutt upp this discourse with that exhortation of Moses, that faithfull servant of the Lord, in his last farewell to Israell, Deut. 30. Beloued there is now sett before us life and good, Death and evill, in that wee are commanded this day to loue the Lord our God, and to loue one another, to walke in his wayes and to keepe his Commandements and his Ordinance and his lawes, and the articles of our Covenant with him, thatwee may liue and be multiplied, and that the Lord our God may blesse us in the land whither wee goe to possesse it. But if our heartes shall turne away, soe that wee will not obey, but shall be seduced, and worshipp and serue other Gods, our pleasure and proffitts, and serue them; it is [Page 48] propounded unto us this day, wee shall surely perishe out of the good land whither wee passe over this vast sea to possesse it; Therefore lett us choose life

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The next evidence I will present regarding God’s Divine hand on America is the doctrine of Manifest Destiny.  Irregardless of whether persons were carnal in any manner in their efforts to “fulfill” the doctrine of Manifest Destiny, this doctrine was believed by Christians in faith that the soil of America was given to Christians to occupy in dominion in authority derived directly from God and by covenant.

World English Dictionary

Manifest Destiny
— n
(esp in the 19th century US) the belief that the US was a chosen land that had been allotted the entire North American continent by God

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The doctrine of Manifest Destiny is a doctrine that was held by faith by Christians that God Himself had covenanted with Christians to give Christians the North American continent; that on the soil of North America, Christians were to occupy the soil in dominion by the direct authority of God Himself.

In other words, the soil was indeed believed to be given by God to Christians for the establishment of a Kingdom nation (Christian nation).  The doctrine of Manifest Destiny declares that Christians were to bear the rule over the soil under God’s authority and by Divine Right given them by God in covenant.

In the sight of Christians of conviction from the time the first Pilgrims were sent here by God, American soil has been to New Covenant Christians what the soil of the Promised Land of Middle East Israel has been to Jews.

Next, I will quote Rabbi Cahn, a Messianic Jewish Rabbi from New Jersey, in a 2006 speech about Isaiah 9:10 The Harbingers of judgment on American soil.  Rabbi Cahn is very well known for his teachings on The Harbingers.  In this speech, Rabbi Cahn stated that America was established by God as a national soil for Christians in the New Covenant age exactly parallel to how Middle East Israel was established by God as a national soil for Jews in the Old Covenant age.

Rabbi Cahn says, “There are only two nations in history, in world history, founded and dedicated from their inception upon God:  They are Israel and America.  I was just there in Jamestown the first foundation of American civilization and I saw the plaque with its charter warning America to follow God or be removed.  America, like ancient Israel, was called to be a light to the nations.  It was founded as a New Israel.  And, like Ancient Israel, we would be blessed if we followed God but if we did not we would be removed.   The standard is higher because to whom much is given much is required.”

So, as we see, Rabbi Cahn is affirming and confirming what I have said and noted about America.  America was founded by God in covenant with the New Testament Kingdom nation of Christians to be the Kingdom nation soil of the New Covenant age.  America was founded by God via covenant even as Israel was founded by God in covenant to be a Kingdom nation in the Old Covenant age.

Rabbi Cahn affirms and confirms my interpretation that God’s Spirit spoke to and through John Winthrop in his reference to American soil as covenant soil for Christians.  John Winthrop likened American soil as covenant soil for Christians unto Israel soil as covenant soil for Jews.  Blessings and cursings come upon the soil in direct relation to what Christians do with their Kingdom authority on the soil in submission to God and in allegiance towards God in worship of God alone.

God instituted the soil of America by covenant with Christians before there was any “Constitution”, “flag”, corporation of “The United States of America in Federal Government”, any standing United States army, and before there was anything related to the world system governments of man.

God’s covenant was formed not through a charter instituting world system government in a union of believers and unbelievers by natural means of the flesh.  God’s covenant was formed by the Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ our Lord by the will of God the Father directly with the body of Christ by the indwelling Holy Spirit in conviction, faith, covenant, and commitment in personal relationship with believers.  God’s covenant was with the church – the body of believers in Jesus – the Kingdom nation of the royal priesthood of believers.  God made His covenant only with Christians by grace alone by faith alone by the Spirit alone by Jesus alone by spiritual means alone.  As Jesus said, “My Kingdom is not of this world.”

Imagine for a moment that you lived in  Old Testament times as a Jew in Israel.

Imagine for a moment that a group of leaders arose from within Israel who were dwelling on the Promised Land in covenant with God as God’s holy nation of Kingdom priests.  Imagine that these leaders stated that they wanted to write a charter Constitution to establish a Federal Government.  Imagine that they presented the proposition that the Jews, the nation of Israel, would join with the Philistines, the Edomites, Jebusites, Hivites, Hittites, Moabites, Ammonites, Perizzites, Midionites, Amalekites, etc. – all the foreign nations who worshipped foreign gods.  The Jews would unite with all of these foreign nations with all of their foreign gods to write a Constitution to charter formation of a Federal Government as “The United States of Israel”.  The Constitution would create this Federal Government with 3 branches:  legislative, judicial, and executive.  The Constitution would list a Bill of Rights and enumerate powers to be given to the Federal Government with the territories of Israel by States and the people to retain all powers not enumerated to the Federal Government.  In this way, Israel would become a “melting pot” of all the peoples of the area forming a democratic republic with elected leaders who then appointed other leaders to rule over the soil of Israel.  They would declare this union between Israel and the other nations, “One nation under God”.

What do you think would have been God’s response?

Does God, throughout the Bible, approve of God’s Kingdom nation uniting with other nations to form one “melting pot” nation?  Does God, throughout the Bible, approve of His people “choosing” this form of government?  Does God, throughout the Bible, tell us that if only Israel had formed this government, then Israel would have been blessed of God?

I hope all of us know that God’s wrath would have been stirred by Jewish leaders and people presenting and adopting this form of plan.  What they are building is not, in the sight of God, a “Kingdom nation under God”.  What they are building is… Babylon.

Christians today do not have a biblical worldview if they believe that the Constitution is ordained by God or approved by God.  Neither do they have a biblical worldview if they think that God approves of the formation of the corporation of “The United States of America and it’s Federal Government”.

Christians today could easily understand why God’s wrath would be upon Israel if Israel pulled this same stunt.  Christians would realize that God gave the land to the Jews, and the Jews were to remain separated from the other nations ruling over the other nations on the soil… even driving them off the soil… remaining united as one nation of God’s Kingdom priesthood separated from all other nations worshipping God alone.

So, Christians would have no problems recognizing how great the wrath of God would be upon Jews in the time of the Old Testament had the leaders and people concocted and carried out so rebellious and defiant a plan of their own in the flesh contrary to God’s will and vision.

Anyone who truly sought God would know better than to do the example of Israel uniting with foreign nations of foreign gods seeking to become one people and nation with them.  Anyone who truly studied the Bible would know better than to think that the covenant of God with His Kingdom nation of the priesthood covenant people would be formed “like this”.

God’s will for the Jews of Middle East Israel was dominion on the soil of the covenant soil that God gave to Israel as a people giving them the Promised Land of Israel as the soil of their nation.

It was not God’s will that anyone else on that soil would have any dominion or power over the people of Israel, but rather that the Jews would reign and bear rule on the soil.

Likewise, it is indeed God’s will that Christians have all dominion, authority, and power over the soil of America bear reign and rule on the soil in Jesus’ name.

So, what “vision” does this produce?  Am I stating that I believe Christians should “take up arms” in this the New Covenant age, go to war, and seek to drive others off the soil so that Christians manifest all dominion, authority, and power over the soil of America reigning and ruling on the soil in Jesus’ name?  No.  This is not the Old Testament age.  This is the New Covenant age.  As Christians, the weapons of our warfare are spiritual, not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.

I am stating that Christians have invoked the wrath of God by instituting the Constitution, the corporation of The United States of America, the Federal Government, the flag, the US military as a standing army under the corporation of The United States of America, State education systems, and all of the machinations of the State on American soil.  ALL OF THESE are literally Babylon.

So long as Christians unite with the world in union with the Constitution and The United States of America as the corporate charter and system of Babylon… the wrath of God is going to be on America and increase.

God’s vision is that the CHURCH should bear rule on American soil by means of dominion in Christ bearing rule as a New Covenant Kingdom nation does:  by separation from the world unto God, prayer, preaching of the Word, praise and worship, unity of the body of Christ, and the removal of all forms of “spiritual union and agreement” with the world system Babylon that has arisen.

II Chronicles 7:14 will be fulfilled as Christians re-examine their vision of “what a Christian nation is” in the light of scripture and restore a biblical worldview rather than a Babylonian world system view in union with enemies of God.

“Winning the lost” does not include making unsaved persons members of churches that name the name of Christ.  “Winning the lost’ requires preaching the gospel to convert unsaved persons to saving faith in Jesus Christ.  “Winning the lost’ does not include joining ourselves to unsaved persons in church or state as one body.

Rather, that is friendship with the world in enmity with God.  Any unbiblical excuse that compromising with the world in rebellion towards God in union with this world somehow is “okay” because it is being “loving” and “winning the lost” is unbiblical.  It is as unbiblical as such an excuse for perpetuating the sin of adultery.  God considers friendship and union with this world to be spiritual adultery towards Him.  There is no excuse.  There is only conviction, godly sorrow, repentance, and reformation.

I ask the body of Christ to go back to the Bible and return to God.  This alliance with the world system in attempting to form a Babylonian system is not of God and did not come from God nor is it biblical.

God’s wrath is upon American soil and our enemies are rising up on the soil to rob our liberty and threaten us with “democide” because we have forsaken God and turned from Him to form a Constitution by which to marry ourselves to the devil in union with Babylon in union of the church with unbelievers striving to be one as a nation.  Again, looking at the example of Israel of the Old Covenant we can be objective.  We are not personally invested in pattern of lifestyle, behavior, and belief through tradition with Old Covenant Israel.

We can see how God’s wrath would come upon the Jews and they would be given over to their enemies if they attempted to charter a Constitution forming “The United States of Israel” uniting with all nations of unbelievers trying to form “one nation under God” on the soil of Middle East Israel.

So, we need to apply the same principle to this present situation of the charter of the Constitution forming “The United States of America” in Christians uniting with all nations of unbelievers to try to form one nation under God on the soil of America.

We are not building a “Christian nation” by these measures.  Rather, the devil and our enemies are building “Babylon” all around us.  Actually, enemies of Christians even in the government are robbing the rights of Christians and are, apparently, preparing to rise up to attack Christians on the soil.

That should be expected.  We would know that if Israel made any such allegiance and government formation with her enemies, the result would be those enemies rising up through that government to attack the Jews on the soil.

It is time to wake up and face the reality of evil and our sin as Christians in rebelling against God to take part in this Babylonian rebellion against Him.

God calls us to II Chronicles 7:14 serious study of His Word to gain a truly biblical view of America and His Kingdom nation and will here.  God calls us to II Chronicles 7:14 humility, prayer, seeking His face, and repentance.

Settling The Score

We have to examine “why” we think what we think. It seems totally “wrong” that people who have not received Jesus Christ in this lifetime would “get another chance” and be saved yet so as by fire. Here is scripture:

1 Corinthians 3:10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. 11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 13 every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. 14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. 16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

While it doesn’t see fair or right that God would save people with no respect to their evil works… this is what God said about His own view:

2 Timothy 1:8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; 9 who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, 10 but is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:

When people speak of “God’s justice”… I believe they are thinking in terms of what they believe is morally “fair”. For example, if you do this.. then this is the result… and that is what is fair and right.

What is this saying? It is saying that we are saved not by God’s purpose and grace in Jesus… but through our own works. It is a view that looks at the performance of man within this temporal world, and thinks that eternal destiny must be the result of the scorecard.

For those saved… the scorecard is erased. We receive that. We know that when a person is born-again, all of their sins are forgiven and washed away. So, we see the erasing of the scorecard for Christians through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ as acceptable. We want our scorecard erased. We relate to those who are saved in this lifetime.

We think, humanly, within the confines of the times of the ages of this world… thinking that salvation must necessarily occur prior to Judgment Day… not on Judgment Day.

For any who are on the left of Jesus on Judgment Day, they must be judged by a scorecard of their works…. while as we as Christians born again in this life “qualified” to have the scorecard of all of our sins erased.

It turns into this system of works and salvation by works… and about the scorecard. But God does not think like we think. God does not place the weight of salvation on our performance in time at all. God said that He saved us in Jesus before the world began… by His own purpose and grace.. not according to our works. In other words, God said, “No scorecard of sin has anything to do with my willingness or ability to save through Jesus Christ”. That’s not even humanly possible to comprehend. That is grace.

Why does it seem “wrong” that God would save people through fire on the Last Day? Because it is contrary to a “scorecard” in terms of works manner of thinking. But that is our way of thinking humanly.  It is not God’s way of thinking.

God said that all of the sins of the wicked will be burned to nothing on the Last Day in the fires of Judgment… and they will come through that fire saved. How? Because it is not on the basis of their works and a scorecard. It is on the basis of the decision of God to save them irrespective of their works. Grace.

When the damned are cast into the lake of fire bodily alive to be judged… each one of them is wearing and holding their “scorecard”. Their “scorecard” is all of their evil works. God, on the Last Day, is going to burn up all of those evil works.. burning up the “scorecard”. God will not save them on the basis of their “scorecard”. God will save them on the basis of His own decision in His own purpose and grace to save them in Jesus that God made before this world began… irrespective of their works… irrespective of their “scorecard”.

God does not relate to us on the basis of a “scorecard”. God relates to us on the basis of His own purpose and grace made manifest in Jesus Christ.

No one said it was “fair”… but neither can any say it is “wrong”. To say it is “wrong” is to say that Heaven and the love of God should function on the basis of our “scorecard” in our own works… rather than by His own decision in His own grace:   His own purpose and grace in Jesus.

Our way of thinking is not God’s way of thinking. His thoughts and ways are higher than ours.

The Kingdom of Heaven does not function on the basis of a “scorecard”. The Kingdom of Heaven functions wholly and solely by the Spirit and grace of God our Father.

That’s what we cannot understand…. when we think humanly… according to the “scorecard”.

Jesus paid the price to burn the scorecard… and all sin… at His return. Jesus paid the price to burn all sin out of us in the fire of the Holy Spirit. Jesus paid the price to destroy Satan – the spirit of sin – very spirit of the “scorecard”… on the cross. The spirit of sin… the scorecard… all evil works… have been destroyed by Jesus on the cross.

And, when He returns, He will fully manifest and thus fully manifestly destroy Satan, the spirit of sin, and the scorecard.

To think that those people cannot and will not come through the fire saved… having all sin removed from them… having God-granted by grace ability to repent, believe, and be saved… because that is “not fair”… because there is no scorecard… is to not yet know the heart of God the Father in it’s fullness and how the Kingdom of Heaven functions in the Spirit of God wholly by His own Spirit and grace and love.

God’s purpose and plan in sending Jesus to save all according to His plan and purpose and grace… not according to their works… will not be thwarted.

Divine Love is not given according to one’s work. It is given solely, wholly, and completely by grace.

There is no “scorecard” that can stop the Divine Love of the Father who gave us back His Spirit and His grace and the Kingdom of Heaven… through Jesus Christ our Lord, His Spirit, His cross, His body, and His blood.

Ephesians 2:14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; 15 having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; 16 and that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

Colossians 2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; 14 blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; 15 and having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Jesus came to burn the “scorecard”. Jesus came to destroy the very spirit of sin, Satan, on the cross… thereby fully destroying the scorecard… our evil works… to reconcile us all back to God the Father.

Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

God is not taking “no” for an answer.

He doesn’t have to.

He has power to fully destroy the spirit of sin out of existence at His return through the cross and His blood… and to destroy fully the “scorecard”.

He embodies full destruction of all sin, Satan – the spirit of sin,… all evil works… and the scorecard.

1 John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

If we are going to understand, and stop thinking it is “wrong” and it is not “fair”, we must gain God’s view of the scorecard.

Is this license for sin? God forbid. It is the goodness of God that leads us to repentance.

The goodness of God does not give license for sin… yet destroys the scorecard… and will lead all to repentance on the Last Day.

The Eternal Whole Counsel Plan of God – Part 1

Genesis 1:1-2 proves that the devil and his angels fell from grace from the First Estate of Heaven prior to the Genesis creation.  Darkness pre-existed the Genesis creation.  The only source of darkness is the devil himself as the first prince, the king, of the kingdom of darkness.  Therefore, the fall of the devil and his angels preceded the Genesis creation.

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Scripture declares that the devil and his angels fell from a Garden of Eden of the First Estate of Heaven.  This Garden of Eden in the First Estate of Heaven was at, upon, or near the holy mountain of God in the First Estate of Heaven.

Ezekiel 28:12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God;

Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God;
every precious stone was thy covering,
the sardius, topaz, and the diamond,
the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper,
the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold:
the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes
was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so:
thou wast upon the holy mountain of God;
thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created,
till iniquity was found in thee.
16 By the multitude of thy merchandise
they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned:
therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God:
and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub,
from the midst of the stones of fire.
17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty,
thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness:
I will cast thee to the ground,
I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

Immediately we see that the devil and his angels fell, then God created the Genesis creation.  The Genesis creation was not distinct in it’s creation from the creation of the First Estate of Heaven.   Rather, even as there was a Garden of Eden in the First Estate of Heaven, so too was a Garden of Eden created in the Genesis creation.

The Genesis creation is clearly created as a recreation of the terra of the First Estate of Heaven from “Let there be light”.  At the end of the story, Jesus will return, destroy that which is evil, recreate the Genesis creation, and New Jerusalem will come down from Heaven above.

Therefore, it is clearly evident that the Genesis creation was created “from the beginning” to be the recreation of the terra above, the holy mountain above, and the Garden of Eden above of the First Estate of Heaven.  This Genesis creation, at the end, will fully replace the terra of the First Estate of Heaven as New Jerusalem comes down from above to be replanted on the Genesis creation.

Therefore, the “terra” or land of the Genesis creation is the reproduction and recreation of the “terra” of the First Estate of Heaven above us.

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I have written a book called “The Lost Story” available at www.graceexplosion.com setting forth the eternal whole counsel view as I see and understand it.  “The First Day” is a 110 page chapter of the larger “The Lost Story” ebook available to you today.

Please feel free to contact me for more information.   

Ultimate Reconciliation

Ultimate Reconciliation is the belief that it is God’s will and plan to reconcile all creation to Himself through Jesus Christ, His Spirit, His cross, His body, and His blood.

I am setting forth the theological position that the Genesis creation was created in God’s eternal whole counsel plan in a plan that is larger in scope than merely mankind.  God’s eternal whole counsel plan includes the redemption of fallen angels as well as mankind – in one on the cross.

The Eternal Whole Counsel plan, thus accurate biblical view, states that all sound theology begins with God Himself before anything was created… and does not begin with Adam on earth in time in flesh as a human being.  Therefore, I declare traditional, and present, Reformed thinking to be in error due to an incomplete view of scripture.   Jesus destroyed Satan on the cross.  Satan is the spirit of sin.  The destruction of Satan necessarily frees fallen angels from their fall “along with” the sum total of all mankind.

Therefore, this blog will explore the view that the fall and redemption of angels through the work of Jesus on the cross is fundamental to Christian biblical theology.  Mankind is in fact the incarnation in spirit of angels in human flesh and blood bodies being made human for the purpose of the redemption of all mankind and all angels as one.

This blog sets forth the biblical case for Ultimate Reconciliation.  My website is www.graceexplosion.com.

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I have written a book called “The Lost Story” available atwww.graceexplosion.com setting forth the eternal whole counsel view as I see and understand it.  ”The First Day” is a 110 page chapter of the larger “The Lost Story” ebook available to you today.

Please feel free to contact me for more information.