Many Christians align themselves with the enemies of God. Let me put this as plainly as I can: when you help those who are God’s enemies, you yourself become His enemy! I have said it many times before – Christians have NO MANDATE or authority to help godless people. When they do, they are being emotional or misled, but never godly and truthful. God expects us to follow Him, and to NOT help those who are his enemies. This message is especially pertinent today concerning two major movements – homosexuality and Islam.
“Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the LORD, curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of the LORD, to the help of the LORD against the mighty.
Blessed above women shall Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite be, blessed shall she be above women in the tent.
He asked water, and she gave him milk; she brought forth butter in a lordly dish.
She put her hand to the nail, and her right hand to the workmen's hammer; and with the hammer she smote Sisera, she smote off his head, when she had pierced and stricken through his temples.
At her feet he bowed, he fell, he lay down: at her feet he bowed, he fell: where he bowed, there he fell down dead.”
Note this: God cursed the people of Meroz for not aligning with God. But, God praised Jael for killing Sisera... “Blessed shall she be...” (Judges 5:23-27). If you do not like this kind of talk, then you may as well stop reading your Bible, for it is replete with such examples of God’s judgment falling upon individuals and nations, when they ignore Him or attack Him and His people.
Many modern Christians say they are repulsed by any claim other than “God is love”. In other words, they treat as sinful the judgments of the Lord. In this case, His judgment also falls upon them, in their day.
Modern Christians, filled with their own importance, faulty logic and bad theology, think that whatever they say and do is right, even when it can be shown that they are being wicked. It is not up to us to say or do whatever we wish... we are to promote, say and do, what God promotes, says and does. Nothing else!
In my work and ministry, I come across so many Christians who support and ‘love’ homosexuals, male and female. In my personal situation I did not attack or say a word against homosexuals who worked for me. But, I did not mix with them, nor become friendly. A Christian cannot become a friend to homosexuals, no matter how nice they seem to be, or if they are ‘celibate’. Why not? Because God says they are bound for hell for their abomination. As I keep repeating, we have no right nor authority to come to the side of those God hates and condemns. Whether or not they have sexual relations is not relevant – if they are still homosexual in their minds, they are as guilty as those who practice their wicked sexual ways.
In our day homosexuals are a massive multitude, a wave so high and powerful, yet they are still condemned by God. Instead of helping these people gain more power we should be praying imprecatory prayers, that God will remove them all, as did king Asa in his day against God’s and Judah’s enemies.
“And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee.” (2 Chronicles 14:11)
Also today we have the sons of Ishmael warring against Israel and God’s people. Their hearts are black with sin as they worship the moon god, Allah. It is irrelevant if some of them do not wish to be violent, for their worship of an idol draws God’s anger; being ‘nice’ has never deflected God’s wrath! Worship of idols is a grave sin, a wickedness that brings judgment. That is why we cannot, and must not, help those who worship false gods and religions. And this is why no Christian can help the people of Islam in their fleeing from war, or, Muslims who wish to invade our country, spreading their foul wicked religion. Not only are we not to help them, but we are commanded not to help them:
“And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore is wrath upon thee from before the LORD.” (2 Chronicles 19:2)
God was angry with Jehoshaphat for helping the ungodly! The warning from the prophet applies to us today, too. ANY religion that is not of God is wicked. God hates such worship and those who practice it. Dare we help those who do so? Dare we help migrants who bring idolatry and violence to our shores? And who hate God and His followers – Christians? No, we may not... unless we wish to risk God’s wrath.
Countless people who call themselves ‘Christians’ are helping Islamic migrants, when the king of Judah had God’s wrath against him for helping the ungodly. God did not look at pictures of small children with big eyes, allowing Himself to become emotional or sympathetic! No, the age of idolaters and their families are not His concern, nor are they ours. The majority of charity advertisements, too, are asking us to give freely to God’s enemies in Islamic countries. We should not do so, nor help them in any way. This is God’s command, not mine!
To offer help to God’s enemies is to attract His judgment upon us. We cannot both help God’s enemies and yet call upon Him for His favours!
“Moreover Amaziah gathered Judah together, and made them captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, according to the houses of their fathers, throughout all Judah and Benjamin: and he numbered them from twenty years old and above, and found them three hundred thousand choice men, able to go forth to war, that could handle spear and shield.
He hired also an hundred thousand mighty men of valour out of Israel for an hundred talents of silver.
But there came a man of God to him, saying, O king, let not the army of Israel go with thee; for the LORD is not with Israel, to wit, with all the children of Ephraim.
But if thou wilt go, do it, be strong for the battle: God shall make thee fall before the enemy: for God hath power to help, and to cast down.” (2 Chronicles 25:5-8)
If you want to fail, then help God’s enemies! If you wish to cut down your strength and faith, help God’s enemies! Amaziah paid soldiers amongst his enemies to help Judah in a battle. This is similar to the ways modern Christians seek alliances with godless groups (false religions and atheists for example) to help them win a legal battle. But, note what happened – a prophet came to the king and warned him that if he used the Israelite mercenaries, his battle would be lost. We cannot side with, or help, the enemies of God unless we endure the penalty. The king lamely said he had already paid the Israelites. The prophet advised that God can do far more than a whole army. The Israelites returned home bitter, but Judah won the battle, with God’s help, not the help of men.
Christians today are being persecuted, hated and murdered. Homosexuals and Islamists are enemies who hate God and those who truly worship Him. Therefore, we have no business whatever helping them in any way. The warnings are there for us all to see. Yes, single individuals may be helped when the Holy Spirit causes a Christian to approach them. But, these will be few and far between. And such help will not necessarily have a good ending. The result may be just to heap coals of wrath upon the heads of the one we help. Do not, then, go looking for homosexuals or Muslims to help... God alone must send them to you. And NEVER give help to known enemies of the Lord (who are usually also our enemies).
It is our task to obey God in holiness. When we do so we are counted to be ‘perfect’.
“Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers:” (Job 8:20)
Can you not see that I am not trying to introduce a new thing. GOD HIMSELF utters the warnings against helping an enemy. He DOES NOT HELP EVILDOERS! When we are resolute and not ruled by our emotions, God will come to our aid. But, when we offer help to His enemies, He will not help us. Take the warning seriously.
The Good Samaritan? He is in Samaria!
Of course, biblical ignorance leads some to ask “What about the good Samaritan? Surely the same principles apply to helping refugees?” this is a typical thoughtless idea arising from liberalism.
The parable of the good Samaritan is nothing to do with the current ‘refugee’ problem, and certainly does not mean God wants us to look away from the hard facts to help those He says we must not help! Forget those big eyes of small children!
The Jews thought Samaritans were demonic (John 8:48). This is because Samaritans were Jews-in-error. They held to divergent Judaism. Therefore, Jews shunned them. The parable in Luke 10 was about this great religious divide and wanted to show that when a person was in serious life-or-death trouble no-one should pass him by. This is VERY different from what is now happening.
Not all Samaritans were unholy, as Luke 17 tells us... only the Samaritan leper turned back to thank Jesus for healing him. This single act of faith and worship allowed Jesus to tell him that he was saved from his sin, but this did not mean that ALL Samaritans were thereby saved or held to be friends. The same is found in life today – while the majority of God-haters are bound for hell, a VERY small number might turn to God and ask forgiveness, and will be saved. They are the exception.
IN NO WAY does this mean we must let all godless people go unchallenged with the Gospel, or be helped as a general rule. As has been said already, a Christian MUST be CALLED personally as an INDIVIDUAL, to help another INDIVIDUAL who is without God. We are given NO MANDATE as God’s Church or as individuals to offer help to all people without judgment and discernment. To do so would be to reject God’s command NOT to help the godless... and so do evil instead of good.
Thus, the good Samaritan idea is a one-off to help a genuine man in great need. We do not see this in the current situation, whether homosexuals or so-called Islamic ‘refugees’. There are very few genuine refugees. The rest are frauds, illegals and godless. Also, God gives us an order of helps – first to God, then to immediate family, then to fellow believers in our local church, then to others in our own country, then to ‘others’. But, NOWHERE are we called to help those who hate God and His people! You can see that helping ‘others’ comes very low on the list.
Few Christians understand the need for discernment and proper judgment. In this they help our enemies and the enemies of God to flourish and to harm us. This is when Christians become fools. If they have the mind of God they would not do it. It has nothing to do with ‘love’ (a badly distorted and misapplied concept), but with obedience to what God says. He says we may NOT help those who hate Him or (by extension) us. This is very clear... but how many modern believers obey? This issue is vital to understand in such dark, demonised days.
© November 2015
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