Safe Salvation!

Safe salvation!

I want to state from the onset of this Blog that what you are about to read is written with a heavy heart of love. I have sat on something at least a year now and I believe what I was shown last year relates to what we are growing through right now. So, if you are offended by what you will read check your heart to see if God is offending you. One of His names is Rock of Offense, skandalon!

One thing this manufactured pandemic – I believe with all of my heart it is manufactured – is proving is contemporary church services are irrelevant, meaning they are not necessary for the saints to survive and thrive! By contemporary, I mean the modern service regardless if it is denominational or not.

This Blog is a righteous rant at those Christian leaders who did not fast and pray and get a direct word from God to close their services to their people or the public and to send them home without giving them the opportunity to seek God for themselves about what He wanted them to do.

If you as a leader heard God say stop your public services then I have no issue with you, unless you did not reveal that in your public announcement about suspending your services.

I never thought I would see the day where Christian leaders would practice safe salvation!

You have heard of safe sex, where you use protection to keep yourself from contracting an STD or producing a pregnancy.

Planned Parenthood, that virtuous standard-bearer of all family planning [harumph], advertises on its website 15% of vaginal sexual activity between a male and female will result in pregnancy – while using a condom.

FIFTEEN PERCENT, or 15 out of 100! That means, if that statistic is accurate, one male could impregnate 15 women out of every 100 he has vaginal intercourse with. If that is too graphic then 15 separate men would probably impregnate 15 women out of the 100 men having vaginal sex with a woman.

We have closed down our society, and church services, over a concern that a low percentage of people will be infected with CV19, and possibly die! The percent of those who die are relatively low.

So far, it is far below what the annual flu season produces, and way below what WHO said would happen. WHO said what!

Well, now, we are witnessing [pun intended] the practice of safe salvation where the people [those claiming to be Christ-filled, Christ-led, and Christ-empowered people] claiming to have the solution [anointing of the Holy Spirit] for the world’s crises are sequestered in the safe spaces of their homes – until the storm passes.

I mean until Uncle Sam says we can come out and play.

I am calling this safe salvation! You know, resting in your residence while the worship team worships and preachers preach sermons at a safe distance away via their social media and other live stream platforms.

Christian communities are actually proud they are practicing safe salvation by worshiping “together” from the safe confines of their personal property [safe places].

Wait! I actually thought the name of the Lord is a strong tower, and the righteous run into it [Him] and are safe. Has that ceased to be a reality?

Instead, they have run into their safe houses fearing the vengeance of the vicious Chinese flu! WOOOOhan that is. Wuhan sounds like WHO said! And now we discover WHO was in bed with the Chinese propaganda machine not letting it be known human to human transmission was happening. Who didn’t see that coming?

Some, who have an aversion to the heavenly law, you know, all the “Don’t do this” and, “Don’t do that” requirements for practical righteousness, immediately surrendered their sovereignty to the government’s decrees of all they could not do.

The government quickly changed the way they marketed how they want us to behave.

Social distancing is a much better sell than stay home instead of worshiping in your sanctuary! And now, as I am writing this word comes information we in Southeast Georgia will receive a Shelter in Place Order shortly from the Governor, like other states have done.

Speaking of those sanctuaries. I guess they are not all that sanctuary after all, except for the leaders, you know. It is one thing for a secular government to tell people to stay home. It is quite the other for spiritual authorities to tell their people to shelter in place and stay safe.

Safe salvation practice is where the leaders stand on their platform, separated from those that may infect them, and transmit God’s seed [Word] through song and sermon, to those ready to receive while resting in their residences.

Remember, PP says 15% will get pregnant. I wonder what % will conceive what is sown in them while they stay in their beds or on their sofas. Well, this will certainly give those who sleep in church a free pass.

Do you understand what they are saying to you, Mr. and Mrs. Sheep?

What they are saying is they feel safe around each other, not you!

Hmm, hmm!

They are communicating that you’re the unsafe portion of their ministry. They are saying you are the unknown part of the equation.

I know they presented it something like this, “Because we really care for you we want you to stay safe at your house while we come to God’s House and release important information to you through the internet.”

The leadership team made up of the media masters, worship and sermonizing teams [many mega pastors have researchers who do the heavy lifting for their sermon material], obviously feel perfectly safe around each other.

You know it is a percentage matter.

If they keep the number under 15 their chance of getting infected is minuscule.

Increasing numbers increases the chances of them getting infected.

Some of the larger churches have as many as 50 people or more involved in their worship and media teams. But they are willing to risk exposure to get you the message of the hour. How courageous of them!

I am VERY concerned about the condition of the Christian community!

I find it intriguing Christian leaders refer to earthly government officials as their “leaders” when speaking about canceling normal services and practicing physical distancing.

“To honor our leaders we are suspending normal services and encourage you to watch us on our various live stream platforms [FB, YT, etc] in the safety of your home. And PLEASE SEND US YOUR TITHE!”

I also wonder who will feel the need to return to the “sanctuary” service once they discover they can walk the beach [when that is restored], or stay in the comfy confines of their home and still “catch” the service. I mean, “Honey, think of the gas and time we will save. And we won’t have to fight with the kids to eat, get dressed so we can get out the door.”

Nowhere, including the Romans 13 text, are Christians instructed to submit to human decrees that contradict divine decrees.

Jesus never bowed to the Jewish or Roman governments, and He died for it. Herod was a political pawn who wanted to see Jesus, and Jesus called him a fox and kept moving.

Pilate said he had the authority to kill or free Jesus and Jesus told him he was not in charge! He also said, “My kingdom is not of this world.” You see, Jesus answered to a Higher Power that is still above the delegated authority in Jerusalem and Rome, and here at home too.

Herod, who accepted the praise of men instead of giving it to God was stricken by an angel, and was eaten by worms before he died!

Now, who is the Boss?

So forgive me for not agreeing with your understanding of Romans 13!

Paul, who wrote Romans 13 never surrendered his stewardship to Rome or Jerusalem.

The only thing that stopped him from moving out into the unreached world of the Roman Empire, was, believe it or not, Satan, and the Holy Spirit. Not even a putrid plague kept him sheltered in place.

This is how Peter and John responded to those who attempted to stop them from ministering in public, or at all.

14 And seeing the man who had been healed standing with them, they had nothing to say in reply. 15 But when they had ordered them to leave the Council, they began to confer with one another, 16 saying, ‘What shall we do with these men? For the fact that a noteworthy miracle has taken place through them is apparent to all who live in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. 17 But so that it will not spread any further among the people, let us warn them to speak no longer to any man in this name.’

18 And when they had summoned them, they commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.

19 But Peter and John answered and said to them, ‘Whether it is right in the sight of God to give heed to you rather than to God, you be the judge; 20 for we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard.’

21 When they had threatened them further, they let them go [finding no basis on which to punish them] on account of the people, because they were all glorifying God for what had happened.” [Acts 4]

I know what you are thinking. “Kevin, this is not the same thing. What we are dealing with is a health crisis, a pandemic of Biblical proportions. Says WHO! Not Jesus! Remember Jesus, the One who sent the original apostles into the danger zones of disease and death.

We now know WHO grossly inflated the numbers. What we don’t know is why! Although one can make an educated guess and be in the ballpark, at least. Remember WHO, that bastion of trustworthiness WHO failed to inform the world humans were passing CV19 to other humans at the behest of their Chinese masters.

I agree these are two different scenarios, one was epidemic and we have a pandemic.

The ramification to the 1st-century Jewish leaders was just as threatening to their way of life. Remember, this same council was concerned Jesus’ ministry, if not thwarted, would result in the whole Jewish world going after Him.

And Rome! Rome was worried their empire would crumble under the weight of the hoards of heralds who heralded the Good News!

There was a virus spreading throughout the Jewish and Roman worlds. It was – Victory in Jesus! It was – Jesus is Lord, not Caiphas or Caesar!

All the Roman leaders did was round up the trouble makers and force them to fight each other to the death. And when that stopped amusing the people they fed them to wild beasts.

And the Jews, they scourged some and stoned others! Pleasant wouldn’t you say?

Remember Jesus’ words, “16 Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves. 17 But beware of men, for they will hand you over to the courts and scourge you in their synagogues; 18 and you will even be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.” [Matthew 10]

Or this one, “10 Then He continued by saying to them, “Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, 11 and there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven. 12 But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you, delivering you to the synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors for My name’s sake. 13 It will lead to an opportunity for your testimony.” [Luke 21]

Plagues is an interesting word. It is the Greek word loimós / loy-mos’ and it means: A pestilence; a plague of disease.

Pestilence is even a more interesting word. It means: A fatal epidemic of disease.

Very interesting that Jesus would send His messengers right into the middle of all that mess!

I hope you notice that nowhere does Jesus say, “Now, make sure the governor okays your mission.” It AIN’T THERE FOLKS!

So much for safe salvation in their day! What a soft bunch of saints we have in our day!

Look, I understand epidemic is not a pandemic but to those people being sent into the middle of that mess they did not care whether it was epi or pan. It was a ‘demic’ [on the people] meaning they would have to trust Jesus to keep them safe in His unsafe salvation mission.

Go! Assemble! Those are commands, not suggestions. And they are not negotiable!

Jesus never checked with the Jewish religious/political leaders, or the Roman leaders, to make sure they approved of His traveling ministry or the travel of those who came from several hundred miles to be in His meetings.

Leprosy, which caused a person’s flesh to rot off was widespread in Jesus’s day. Was that the only plague plaguing the world they were to win for Jesus? I have been up close to a person with leprosy. Have you? It is not pretty or pleasant but Jesus must be presented to them.

In Jesus’ day, and most days up to this crisis, those affected would be quarantined away from the general population. Today, the general population, especially of those who claim Jesus heals the sick, are quarantined from those who need to be healed.

In Jesus’ day, the exhortation was to pray it was not in winter. Today, it is to pray there are no more than 10 people present. In some places now 2 is the maximum. Here’s to hoping those 2 are in agreement.

It is a historical fact that Christians of all generations have entered into the arena of death to bring healing and or comfort. Many have lost their lives to the very disease they were trying to defeat by bringing Christ to the hurting and dying.

Now, enter good ole Uncle Sam to the rescue. Who needs the church when we have the government?

Jesus marched on fulfilling His mission, and then He commissioned disciples to spread like wildfire all over the earth to advance His superior kingdom that destroys the works of the devil.

The church, in what should be its finest hour, has ceded that over to civil authorities. I called them in a previous Blog, the “A” Team.

Jesus’ Father sent Him to do specific ministry into a hotbed of hate and communicable diseases! And He said, “As the Father sent Me I send you. Go!”

“We can’t go, Kevin!”

“Why can’t you?”

“We saw the virus, and it is massive!”

“Our government is too! And, and, and, we were like grasshoppers in our own sight.”

Sound familiar? How did that work out for the last leadership team that lived like that?

As mentioned in the beginning of this Blog, one thing I have noticed that is absent [and I could have missed this part of the memo] from their explanation is, “We [your leadership team] have fasted and prayed and we believe the Lord has spoken instructing us to ask you to stay home until the crisis abates.”

For those leaders who did, and have looked their people in the eye and confirmed that I salute you! Well done! Great job!

For those who did not and therefore cannot look their people in the eye, I have a word for you. It is later in this Blog so please keep reading!

Something else I see, when leaders assemble the worship and media teams, and who knows who else is allowed to participate in person in order to broadcast their service to their faithful, it communicates a division between the “priests” and the laity.

It communicates the special ones are in the sanctuary but have no fear because they are looking out for everyone else’s well-being by telling them to stay home.

“Kevin, “we” did not tell them to stay home. We asked them to stay home.”

Did you ask them to pray and ask God if they were to assemble with you?

If you did not then you told them to stay home!

Have you taught them to hear from God?

Why don’t you trust them to hear from God?

Is it because you did not hear from God?

Selah

You see dear leader, at the mere suggestion from “your” [governmental] leaders you canceled your services and told your followers to follow their guidelines, not Gods. They did not order you to cancel. They suggested you cancel out of the abundance of caution and for the greater good. And you complied!

You elevated earthly authority over heavenly authority. This is much worse than what King Saul did. Saul was a people pleaser instead of a God pleaser. He wanted to make the people happy so he did what they wanted, not what God wanted. He disqualified himself from ruling in Israel.

God removed him and set in David who sought God’s heart for the people. David had a “hold” he would enter to hear from God. It was his prayer closet!

You, on the other hand, sought council from secular authorities. You got your marching orders from the media mouthpieces of the government.

Selah

This is troubling to me on many levels.

Leaders of churches and ministries have proven they will comply at the mention of potential danger.

What will they do when the government suggests they and their people get a chip implanted in them so the government can know where they are in case something bad happens to them.

You know, the government would never impede on their freedoms! Never!

“I would never allow them to do that to me or my people!” Uh-huh!

Dear leader, you just proved how easy you can be manipulated so that you [not the government] will manipulate God’s people.

Maybe you don’t realize that you are assisting the kingdoms of this world to mislead and control people.

I was so tempted to use another image for this Blog that would have been apropos but for some would have been in bad taste. So, believe it or not, I constrained my creativity and went with the safe image that also communicates important truths laid out in the next portion of this Blog.

You dear leaders have fulfilled Jeremiah’s indictment against the shepherds of Israel.

I pray you will read this text and weep!

“6 My people have become lost sheep; Their shepherds have led them astray. They have made them turn aside on the mountains; They have gone along from mountain to hill and have forgotten their resting place. 7 All who came upon them have devoured them; And their adversaries have said, ‘We are not guilty, inasmuch as they have sinned against the Lord who is the habitation of righteousness, even the Lord, the hope of their fathers.’” [Jeremiah 50]

You, by complying with a directive from someone other than Jesus, the Head of His church, have:

* Caused God’s people to be lost sheep
* Led God’s people astray [away from Jesus the Head to a secular leader]
* Made God’s people turn aside on the mountain [mountains speak of governments and authority and God’s mountain has ascended above all other mountains]
* Transitioned them from the mountain [God’s government and authority] to a hill [man’s government and authority] thinking you are making them safer when in truth you are exposing them to more danger
* Caused God’s people to forget their resting place [In Him and His government and authority]
* Positioned those you are leading to be devoured
* Have sinned against the Lord your habitation [and the habitation of His people you lead] of righteousness, the hope of the fathers of the faith

You have transitioned their hope from God to the government. You have trained them to listen to the government of man and not the government of God.

In some ways, you have become the Pharisees and Sadduccees of our day. Jesus reserved His greatest denunciation for these leaders. One reason was because they were controlled by the political spirit of their day. They wanted to make sure the politicians stayed happy and out of their hair.

You have proven how immature you are, and the people you lead.

“Those who are led by the Spirit of God, THESE are the sons [mature and trusted] of God.” By not allowing them to make their own decision after seeking God’s advice you make them more susceptible to deception.

Jesus does not communicate to His leaders and people through secular governments. He communicates through His Spirit to His prophets [spokesmen], and directly to each person personally connected to Him and in tune with His communication.

The Book of Revelation is a great template to consider.

“1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His bond-servants, the things which must soon take place; and He sent and communicated it by His angel to His bond-servant John, 2 who testified to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. 3 Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near.” [Revelation 1]

The resurrected Jesus communicated to His bond-servant John, by His Spirit. This was done so that Jesus could communicate to each of His bond-servants. This was a written communication that was to be read in each local church planted in 7 strategic locations in Asia Minor.

Jesus, by His Spirit, also communicates directly to His bond-servants so that when His written word is read and or preached, they will know it is He who is communicating to them.

Here is what John had to say about being protected from deceptive errors. “20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know. 21 I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it, and because no lie is of the truth. 27 As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him.” [1 John 2]

He also penned these famous words – “My sheep hear My voice, and the voice of a stranger they will not follow.” This is why the secular government [strange voice] manipulated you, dear leader. God’s people that you lead, trust you.

In the sermon on the Mount Jesus instructed His current disciples and future church leaders with this admonition, “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.”

These false spokesmen come to the leaders of God’s people so they can have access to them through the leaders.

And you fell for it!

Jesus, the same One who spoke to and through Jeremiah generations before, called these false spokesmen, ravenous wolves!

Paul would use this same language when he spoke for the last time to the elders of the church in Ephesus.

“17 From Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called to him the elders of the church. 18 And when they had come to him, he said to them, ‘You yourselves know, from the first day that I set foot in Asia, how I was with you the whole time, 19 serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials which came upon me through the plots of the Jews; 20 how I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you publicly and from house to house, 21 solemnly testifying to both Jews and Greeks of repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

22 And now, behold, bound by the Spirit, I am on my way to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there, 23 except that the Holy Spirit solemnly testifies to me in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions await me. 24 But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God. 25 And now, behold, I know that all of you, among whom I went about preaching the kingdom, will no longer see my face.

26 Therefore, I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men. 27 For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole purpose of God.

28 Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.

29 I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; 30 and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.

31 Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears. 32 And now I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.’” {Acts 20]

Do you see the same instructions Jeremiah and Jesus spoke in this text?

Those who really know me know I do not think or talk like what is next. I tread very lightly when I feel God has revealed something of this nature to me. Thus, I have sat on this and prayed with my wife for the past year. I only release this now because we believe it is time to warn the watchmen.

Paul wrote warnings to people. I know, I am not Paul but I do have the same Spirit he had and there are times when the Spirit will speak through someone no one knows or normally listens to. So please listen for the voice of the Lord in the words you are about to read.

My recommendation to those of you who did not seek God, and therefore did not hear from Him to stop your public services and to encourage your people to shelter in place is this: Repent and publicly apologize for your sin against the Lord and the people He assigned you to lead!

My warning to those of you who did not seek God, and therefore did not hear from Him to stop your public services and for you to tell your people to shelter in place, is this: If you do not publicly repent you will face one of two judgments: 1] Disqualification to lead God’s people, or 2] Death in your pulpit.

Almost a year ago the Holy Spirit spoke to me and showed me preachers would be dying in their pulpits and some of God’s people would be dying in the “pews.”

Judgment begins in God’s House and He showed me it will begin in His house with His leaders, the same way He excoriated the leaders of the Jews who refused to repent for their sins.

Because judgment begins in His house, what will become of those outside His house?

Lampstands and lives will be removed from God’s House! God is cleaning His house!

“If the light that is in you in darkness, how great is the darkness?”

God, from the beginning, separates the light from the darkness. “God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from the darkness.”

If you will not come out from the darkness you live in then God will remove your light from you!

Selah

Receive and steward God’s passion, power, presence, priority, process, promises, protection, provision, pruning, purging, purity, and purpose!

Dr. Kevin M. Drury, DMin
A radical spiritual revolutionary
Revolution Movement Co-Founder
http://www.revolutionmovement.org
kdrury@revolutionmovement.org

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