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Medical Missionary Work During Religious Aggression

It is prophesied that there will emerge in this nation religious intolerance resulting in religious aggression. We read in a book these words, “As religious aggression subverts (overthrow from the foundation) the liberties of our nation, those who would stand for freedom of conscience will be placed in unfavorable positions. For their own sake, they should, while they have opportunity, become intelligent in regard to disease, its causes, prevention, and cure. And those who do this will find a field of labor anywhere. There will be suffering ones, plenty of them, who will need help, not only among those of our own faith, but largely among those who know not the truth.”  {PH082 4.3} 

When measures are taken to overthrow our civil and religious liberties we are told not that “we might”, but rather that “we will” be placed in unfavorable positions. This is a promise. However, we are told exactly what to do prior to this ordeal. “For their own sake, they should, while they have opportunity, become intelligent in regard to disease, its causes, prevention, and cure.” The implication is that one day we will not have an opportunity to become intelligent in regard to disease, its causes, prevention, and cure. It will in essence be too late. In the not far distant future disease will be far more prevalent than it is now, and it will be by possessing an intelligent understanding of disease, its causes, prevention, and cure that we will be able to have direct access to people who have no knowledge of present truth. We are told, “There will be suffering ones, plenty of them, who will need help, not only among those of our own faith, but largely among those who know not the truth.” 

Shall we wait till we see religious aggression? Absolutely not! Today there are events in this nation that are a good indicator and precursor to what is to follow. Currently, there is a presidential candidate who has said emphatically, “If I’m President, ‘Christianity will have power’ in the US”. He is viewed by many evangelicals as the protector of the Christian Denomination in the US. This should concern us when we consider the fact that there is a multitude of Christian denominations in the US. Which one does he propose to give power? Well, it would be far more advantageous to give power in the form of a religious favor to the largest Christian organizations that can make a major difference at the polls. The only power that the state can give to a religious organization is the power which it possess—Civil Power! Christianity does not need civil power, it needs Holy Spirit power, and this comes only by electing Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Whenever, the church enlists its influence on the side of an presidential candidate because he promises religious favors or some authority; it is a clear indication that the Spirit of God is lacking; and that another Spirit is controlling the ship.

The book of Daniel predicts that a religious/civil head is to attack the rights of Christians resulting in a permanent shattering of the faith of many, fortunately not all. God will have witnesses. This attack will divide Christianity into two groups—the overcomer, and the overcomed. In Daniel chapter eleven verse forty one the king of the north represents a head of a state this being implied by the term “king”. However, what is unique about this head of state is that it is also is the head of a religion. The characteristics of the king of the north as a religious leader is found in verse thirty-six. “And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvelous things against the God of gods…”. We will consider the phrases “exalt himself”, “above every god”, and “speak marvelous things against the God of gods”. In Matthew twenty-three verse twelve the phrase “exalt himself” is contextually referring the highest religious leaders in Israel—The scribes and Pharisees! The king of the north will be an eminent religious leader. In second Thessalonians chapter two verse four it states concerning the man of sin, “Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.” This he does as a religious figure sitting in a temple or church portraying himself as God on earth.

The Phrase “speak marvelous things against the God of gods” is found in Daniel chapter seven verse eight, and twenty-five. It is also found in Revelation chapter thirteen verse five, and verse six. These

verses are referring to the same power, and specifies what this power speaks-- blasphemies. The scriptures teach that for a man to make himself God, and claim His prerogatives such as forgive sins has committed blasphemy. [See Mark 2:7, John 10:33] Is there such a religious leader today that is a head of a state and religion that claims to be able to forgive sins?

This religious-civil leader is predicted to enter into the glorious country or the most prominent country in all of earth. The most prominent country in all the earth is the USA! The word “enter” in Daniel eleven verse forty-one comes for the Hebrew word, “bo” which is translated elsewhere in the bible as invade. [See 2 Chronicles 20:10] Therefore, Daniel eleven verse forty-one can read this way “And he shall also invade the glorious (prominent) country…” The word invasion means, “A hostile entrance into the possessions of another; particularly, the entrance of a hostile army into a country for the purpose of conquest or plunder, or the attack of a military force. An attack on the rights of another; infringement or violation. Since the country that it invades is the USA, it can’t be by military force; but rather through subtler means. Therefore, Daniel chapter eleven verse forty-one can read this way, “And he shall also attack the rights of others in the most prominent country in modern times.” Rights are attacked at the government level. If you recall when the supreme court ruled in favor of same sex marriage many Christians viewed it as “an attack on their religious freedom”. Revelation chapter thirteen verses eleven through eighteen lets us know that it will be in the realm of religion—religious worship. Now, the text doesn’t exactly explain how it would be done. It is obvious that it cannot be initially an overt undertaking, it must be subtle. In addition, in America the Republic it must involve the people, and various special interest groups. The majority of the people uniting together is stronger in influence than all the branches of our government. Revelation thirteen verse fourteen predicts that prominent figures will be encouraging the people or citizens of the US to exert there influencing upon the law making body “to make” a religious law thus creating a church controlled government. Let me remind you that eighty-three percent of the population is Christian.

It is believed by some that the only person that fits the characteristics of the king of the North is the Pope who is both the head of a state [the Vatican], and a church [Roman Catholic Church]. A union of church and state! In addition, the unprecedented visit of the Pope to the Congress of the US is believed by some to be a precursor to the fulfillment of verse forty-one of Daniel eleven.

The Pope’s unprecedented visit to Congress was requested by John Boehner [former House Speaker]. This act is the opposite of what John F. Kennedy believed was appropriate for a public official. John F Kennedy in a speech given in Houston Texas before clergymen stated, “I believe in an America ……. Where no public official either request or accept instructions on public policy from the Pope, the national council of churches, or any ecclesiastical authority.” This was probably because often behind instructions on public policies exist a religious agenda. We are perhaps living in a different America.

One of the items on the Popes agenda was Global Warming. The effort of the Pope to push for Global warming reform on the surface appears to have a secular purpose, but when we read the Pope’s encyclical we learn that it is just laying the foundation for a religious purpose. The Pope wrote, “"It is my hope that this Encyclical letter can help us to acknowledge the appeal, immensity and urgency of the challenge we face. I will begin by reviewing the present ecological crisis with the aim of providing a concrete foundation for the ethical and spiritual itinerary that follows." There appears to be an agenda here. This should alarm Christians especially when we consider the history of the Pope and Politics during the Dark Ages. In an article entitled, “Slow Sunday: The Simple Solution to Global Warming, “Sunday off” was introduced as the easiest solution for Global Warming,"Not long ago Sunday used to be a day of rest, a day of spiritual renewal, a day for families to come together, but we have changed Sunday from a day of rest to  a day of shopping, flying and driving. However, in context of excessive carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere, which are bringing catastrophic upheavals, we can and should restore Sunday to a day for Gaia, a day for the Earth." 

In conclusion, the preceding statements are given to show that we are possibly nearing the time when we shall experience religious aggression. When the papacy is to act a part in attacking the rights of Christians. This attack will create a test for all Christians within America producing two groups - those who obey God, and those who obey man at the expense of disobeying God. Daniel says, "many people will be overthrown in every Christian denomination, but some shall escape. We are told what we should do during this time, "For their own sake, they should, while they have opportunity, become intelligent in regard to disease, its causes, prevention, and cure. And those who do this will find a field of labor anywhere. There will be suffering ones, plenty of them, who will need help, not only among those of our own faith, but largely among those who know not the truth.” This is one of the reasons why M.E.E.T. Ministry has been raised up to help prepare men and women for those glorious times. Who will answer the call? One of the ways you can answer the call is by calling our office to request information on how you can become an intelligent gospel medical missionary, a helping hand for the Lord in these perilous times? This is our aim! Call today! Time is running out!

By Calvin Howell

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