Saturday, May 9, 2015
"Is There Not a Cause"? The Official Preface to the David Mann Burden
"And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle. And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause" (1Sam. 17:28-29)?
Is there not a cause when the hour is midnight, the Church is Lukewarm, and everyone is doing what is right in their own eyes? Is anyone awake with the burden of Jesus Christ in the last days (Matt. 18, 21:12-46, 22:1-40, 24:10-13, 25:31-46, and 26:21-75)?
Is there not a cause when we are surrounded by false prophets on every side who turn the grace of God into lasciviousness, re-invent the Biblical Word "Charity", are blind to and do not take heed to the warnings in Scripture that apply to those Saints who do not keep themselves in the love of God by the power of God, instead they bless themselves and their hearers with the promises of God that don't apply to them because they, with a presumptuous lean, press upon the promises on a page instead of, by the "hearing of faith"(Gal. 3:2), lay hold of the Substance of those promises, the Lord Jesus Christ, vital reality with Him, He is all my righteousness and "Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the Lord understand all things" (Pro. 28:5). Those who leave off faith, mercy, and judgment hold men and brethren captive to do the work of the devil against the burden of Jesus Christ in the last days (Unity & Purity), subverting them from vital truths that are vital for continuing "in the Son and in the Father...that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming" (1Jon. 2:24,28), hence, having by the purchase of His blood and ingratiated abiding, perfect faith (Jas. 2:22), perfect strength (2Cor. 12:9), perfect love (1Jon. 4:17) and let every saint be perfected in holiness (2Cor. 7:1), for this is a matter of "oil" (Matt. 25:3), do you have Him (initially and presently)? I am not talking about subscribing to the damnable heresy of sinless perfection, but this is a matter of being a wise or foolish virgin (Matt. 25:1-13), a faithful or unfaithful servant (Matt. 25:14-30), a sheep or a goat, your eternal destiny: heaven or hell (Matt.25:31-46). The latter would rather go to hell than depart from their idolatry of Calvinism, Arminianism, and every other hell-spawned-ism that is spoiled with the rotten fruits of the Lordship of self-will, headiness, flesh-born debate, slander, and schism. God's controversy with idolatry is real my friends.
Is there not a cause when today's Remnant are more offended at reproof than the sin that your reproving? We have forgotten how Biblical love and wisdom does manifest (Lev. 19:17, Matt. 23). It's time to sharpen the remedy, follow His lead, and hope in His mercy.
Is there not a cause when Neo Calvinist garnish the sepulchers of Whitefield and Brainard but make excuses not to pursue God with all their hearts, living lives that are prayerless, powerless, and without brokenness? I speak such words with trembling lest I bring shame to His Name and I myself become a castaway, so help me God. "Happy is the man that feareth alway..." (Pro. 28:14).
Is there not a cause when God's wrath is breaking forth upon the Remnant in the form of spiritual deceptions and snares laid up for those who fortify themselves in the full armor of pride and worldly confidence? God has raised up false prophets with false doctrines to hold such to the way of rebellion and hell's torments will be far greater for those who have "known the way of righteousness" (2Pet. 2), but "if we be dead with him , we shall also live with him : If we suffer, we shall also reign with him :" and it does not matter if you don't believe you can fall from grace, "if we deny him ,he also will deny us: If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself" (Tim. 2:11-13), hence, there is no questioning about God's faithfulness and abilities "He abideth faithful", but brethren, though inwardly regenerated by the powers of the world to come, are still tainted with the residue of depravity and do not always abide faithful to His Person to the receiving of the Holy Ghost for mortification of that which is flesh (Rom. 8:13, Jon. 15:6).
Is there not a cause when today's Uncharitable Remnant have, to protect their prosperity, pride, and ministry, joined hand in hand with our heathen persecutors, selling us to be slaves to great infamy? Only Grace has counted us worthy and may Salvation be raised up in Egypt through Joseph. God will soon shake terribly the earth... Some of you will be saved through great tribulation, others will go to buy oil but it will be too late, you will be shut out from the Kingdom of God. "Seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the Lord's anger"( Zep. 2:3). I love your soul, please don't be easily provoked and hate a regenerate friend who loves you enough to hold you accountable to ingratiated deeds and truths consistent with Biblical Salvation (initial and present-progressive).
Is there not a cause when a dear family who considered you as their own flesh and blood, is offended because you, by God's grace have been purged from much fear of man/being a respecter of persons (Jas. 2:9) therefore are ingraciated to walk in greater love towards them by seeking to honor the Lord (Psa. 149:9) and by loving them as you would love yourself, hence, trying their spirits (1Jon. 4:1), hearing their conversion stories by the touchstone of Scripture, grace given surrender to any conclusion, and HolyGhost witness? Doesn't Scripture say that those who are having vital reality with God in Truth "cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God" (Jon.3:21)? Why is there so much thinking evil of my intentions and swiftness to being provoked (1Cor. 13:4-7)? The Jesus I know saves from worldly fear and being swift to speak, swift to rebel, and be ye certain, the hypocrites shield of unbelief won't work on judgment day! Such persons do not have the Prince of peace ruling and reigning in their hearts (Psa. 119:165) and if you are not BURDENED about true and false conversion, you are not God's man (Jer.23:22)... Truly, when did it become criminal to, with peace and goodwill, "prove all things" (1Th. 5:21)? Have I become your enemy by judging "not according to the appearance, but [judging] righteous judgment" (Jon. 5:30, 7:17, 7:24, 7:51)? Charity is not an agenda, He is a sin reproving, repelling, enemy of darkness to bring many backslidden sons back to walking in the Light and under the blood (1Jon. 1:5-7). God is not willing that any of His beloved perish in their prison house of carnality and worldly wisdom. Tis midnight and the Savior calls but all idolaters basically beg you to leave them shackled in their sins and to take away the Key to their responsibility to obey (Jon. 3:19-21), and do lay down and fall asleep again in their self-established kingdom that will soon be destroyed by the fire of the Almighty, May God have mercy.
Is there not a cause when this same family anathemitizes you because you are no longer a Calvinist, loading you and your people with slanders world wide, corrupting the morals of men and brethren (even David Mann), turning them to reject you from their homes, even to doing a 3 hour radio show crucifying you and your people with "earthly, sensual, and devilish wisdom" (Jas. 3:13-18)? None of us were invited to give our side of the story but if God has forgiven us in Truth, His love constrains us to forgive and love you still, though you murder us with your words, I give myself to prayer on your behalf.
Is there not a cause when leaders of religious communities get together and make a website against your Church yet deny that they have part in it and are caught in a lie about it (Matt. 6:23) and do, save God in His mercy does move upon them to do some sincere searching, bind their followers to a legacy of "folly and shame" (Pro. 18:13)?
Is there not a cause when there is more justice in flesh-born civil courts of law than between brothers and sisters of the faith today? "Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth?
For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work" (Jon. 7:51, Jas. 3:13-18).
"He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others; Because they turned back from him, and would not consider any of his ways: So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted" (Job 34:26-28).
The Lord has heard the cry of the poor, who are rich in affliction, blessed with persecution and "When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up" (Psa. 27:10).
I am sensible that this burden will bring out the scorners who "seeketh wisdom but findeth it not" (Pro. 14:6), for they are perverse in their ways, worshipping the idea of how they will not bow down to the Lordship of the Living Christ, thus the same deception that has come upon the 1st century Religious system has come upon those who have not fled (Rev. 18:4) from the 21st century religious system "(According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day. And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them: Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway" (Rom. 11:8-10).
This burden truly is a cross to me, I would of fainted and drowned in worldly sorrow if I didn't see these things in the Scriptures, but as I yield, the Spirit of God does rain upon me with His presence, bringing moisture to my soul, filling my entire citadel with how He feels, what He thinks, and what He desires to say to His backslidden Remnant. I desire mercy for everyman.
It is likely that most everyone who will read this will say that they love God, but dear reader, what does God say about your love? With many tears, fastings, and groanings, I bring to you God's mercy call and warning for a generation who's love has waxed cold: