I am posting here the “postscript” of The City of God, the City of the World, and the Great Deception. The essay can be found among the titles at the very top of the page. The essay as a whole makes the case that, although the record is heavily clouded by the distortions of an ambitious church, God nevertheless looks to us to recognize that Jesus, Yeshua, is at this moment on the eternal throne of David.
I believe that the church’s denial of this truth is an effort to maintain its own power and its own comfort, and that the machinations of certain elites to install their own messiah “on the throne of David” is a most cynical endeavor…being enabled at every turn by the apostasy of the church.
I spend considerable time in the last half of the essay presenting what Scripture says about the regency of Yeshua.
Here is the postscript, and I hope it leads you to the essay.
Thank you, Lawrence Jones
We have entered a time when the people of the world are compelled by their overlords to accept and live within mythologies. Through fear of losing social status and economic security, through distraction, through ignorance and apathy, popular acceptance of these mythologies furnishes to government the freedom to carry out in plain view programs to which, normally, outside the mythology, we would object.
For the West, “the great danger of international terror” is the prime mythology of the moment. It has facilitated our aggression into the Muslim world. Our government knows the truth of what happened on September 11, 2001. It could not have been carried out without the cooperation of people at the highest level. The massive evidence which discredits the official mythology is available for all to consider.
We must observe that until the government of the United States is ready to cast off this mythology and share the truth with its people, there is no ground for expectation of reasonable honest relations between the government and its people. Every day in which our leaders rise to perpetuate the mythology is one more day without respect for the people of this country. Our leaders betray us.
In the same vein let it be remarked that the followers of Yeshua, Jew and gentile, have allowed themselves to be lulled to sleep by the self-serving mythologies of the church and the synagogue.
In the first few centuries of the Christian era, during that short period before the installation of the state-sanctioned hierarchical church, followers of Yeshua greeted each other with the phrase, Jesus is Lord. For them it was the core assertion that Yeshua is the anointed king, the long awaited Messiah of Israel. Public identification with this core loyalty cost them their lives: it was an offense to Rome. Rome needed to preserve the mythology that Israel is nothing more than a genetic group, whose leaders are bound within the sphere of Roman political power. Rome could not tolerate the thought that Israel should be a power outside its control with a king beyond its control, a king who is also God, who holds his people to a call above the call of Roman power.
The radical enthusiasm and power of New Covenant Israel which fully survived the physical destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. by Rome — this enthusiasm and power enjoyed by Jew and Gentile together in a new Israel of God — this was subsumed and rendered tame by Constantine and his Roman state religion. Constantine flattered bishops, bought them off with basilicas, made himself the gracious arbiter of their theological differences, and married the filthy whole to the times and practices of his national pagan religion.
The comfort of modern religious life within the status quo is not due to some advanced condition that the modern Rome is more tolerant. The comfort of the modern religious institution is due to the fact that it has given away the core being and the core assertion of the dissenting kingdom and in its stead has settled into a faith with purely personal dimensions and ramifications.
This private “iPod” sort of faith will never be an offense to Rome. Under the modern mythology of Tolerance you may believe whatever fantastical thing you want to believe about Jesus or any imaginary God, so long as it has no implications beyond your own personal being, so long as it suggests no political imperative which might be a challenge to the authority ofRome.
But the time of the witness, the time of the martyr, is at hand. Only a handful of nations stand in the way of the completion of globalization. Rome will soon raise its standard, claiming authority over the whole earth. Unless we are ready to give away our humanity, it will be necessary in this time to speak the truth that Rome does not want to hear: We who belong to the Messiah of Israel are the polis of God, true children of Abraham, not one of the nations. We are the great and eternal political imperative of God.