Things that cause division in the body and the remedy in the Word of God.
The Body of Believers was intended by God to be a unified whole that functioned as a body would, in chorus. In the last days there is a lot working against the ideal, including Luciferian doctrines that have been infused with our christian doctrine. Things that have gotten into the Church can cause a church to polarize, and I want to address that here. What causes imbalance in the Church also causes division. We are out of balance for multiple reasons and the Word of God has the key for healing the imbalance. There are many things that can potentially divide us and shouldn't but if we are aware of them we can train ourselves to respond in ways that minimize division. The things that can cause division can include economic status, marital status, education or lack of it and Luciferian doctrines that are seeping into our churches disguised as something other than what they are.
Many of us have had the benefit of a higher education. In the United States there has been a push to make such an opportunity available to anyone who so desires and it is encouraged. Therefore youth and adults from underprivileged backgrounds have an opportunity to better themselves and improve their lives and many have taken advantage of that opportunity. However, many have not. Both at church and at work I have observed the resentment that arises sometimes because of the gap in the amount of privilege enjoyed by some that is not enjoyed by others. I came from an underprivileged background and I had an opportunity to go to college. I am forever grateful for it. However, I have frequently experienced the resentment directed at me from those who did not further their education. I think this is something that can seriously affect the body of believers and needs to take seriously.
Those who posses college degrees tend to have access to employment opportunities that come with a bigger paycheck and some prestige. They may also come with more flexibility, job satisfaction, respect and acceptance in some social groups. In the place where I worked for 18 years as a Case Manager there were a group of employees who did not have a degree and performed a lower paying job that was not as much fun and there was a consistent and bitter feud between they and the Case Management staff. It constantly frustrated the Case Managers. Our jobs paid more, we had more fun and more flexibility. However, if the staff who resented that we had nicer jobs ever wanted to apply for a position in our department they could as long as they met the qualifications. A couple of them did and did get the job. My personal observation, however, was that having a college education did not make me more capable of performing my job then those who did not have the degree. What a college education does is presents you with challenges and in the process of taking on those challenges you mature, you learn to think and to communicate and you gain a certain amount of refinement and confidence in yourself. The fact that you are stuffing your brain full of information might be the least beneficial part of your education because you are going to forget most of what you memorized and regurgitated. What you take with you when you walk out with that degree is a certain preparedness to function competently in certain environments. However, baring that, I felt that anyone who could read and write and had some decent listening skills and could work well with people would perform my job well, and you didn't need a degree for that.
In the Church I think we need to be mindful of the gap between the privileged and not so privileged. In the body of believers there should not be any gap, but we live in a broken world. As believers it is wise for us to remember, “....to whom much is given, much is required” (Luke 12:48). The one thing having an education cannot do is make us better Christians. Humility is a choice and it does not come naturally. It is wrong also to assume that degreed persons are morecapable of functioning in a ministry position than a non degreed person. None of Jesus disciples were chosen because they had an education. Those who had the best education the synagogue could provide completely missed the point of their faith. In the body we have to put all of that aside because it does not mean a hill of beans to God.
Privilege has to be used in such a way that it encourages and lifts the less privileged. It is a responsibility of those who posses privilege to find ways to encourage those who struggle. That is the biggest privilege we have as believers. Sometimes people struggle because they don't believe. They have no hope. They want only to survive. For some, life is so stressful that even having a dream, an ambition or a hope is a burden. The idea of doing something that might better their situation is so monumentous that they don't want to entertain such a thought. So encouraging people and giving them hope is an important part of ministry. Also treating people with less privilege with the same amount of respect that you would someone with credentials is surely something that Jesus taught his disciples. In the Church there is no cast society or it is not a Church.
I was chatting with a woman in a church who was one of those who was privileged. Her husband was a college professor and they were both of them credentialed persons. Another friend of mine who was with me that day had lived her whole life just barely surviving. She was still young but she had had some significant issues with her upbringing that were handicapping her socially and otherwise. My young friend made a remark during my conversation with the professor's wife that was out of line and inappropriate. The professor's wife looked at her kind of disgusted and rolling her eyes excused herself from the conversation. The professor's wife had “breeding” and my other friend had “transgressed.” I was a little embarrassed by the remark. However, the problem was that my young friend just wanted to be a part of the conversation and she did not know how. She wanted to belong, to join in, but she lacked the necessary skills. And in fact she desperately needed acceptance at that moment and a little mercy. We need to show a little grace sometimes. God doesn't care about our breeding. He cares about our hearts and the way we respond to people. I don't want to be critical of the professor's wife. I understood her frustration, but I also understood my friend.
I can't tell you the number of times I have personally felt snubbed, belittled, even shamed by someone in the Church who perceived themselves as superior. In general I just stuff it and go on, but there is entirely too much of that going on in our churches. Our arrogance can be very easily perceived in our most subtle behavioral gestures and even by the look in our eyes. I remember one time a pastor's wife who was speaking to some women at a prayer breakfast described her own experience. She had been miraculously healed of a long term illness while she had been attending a conference. Following her healing she was trying to make conversation with some of the other women and she said that she could not believe how snobby they were. She observed it was because of her healing that there was such a transformation in her they did not realize who she was, and soon as they figured out who she was their attitude changed. Something inside of me recoiled. I thought to myself, “Why should that have made any difference?” It shouldn't have. Jesus said, “ ...to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me” (Matt 25:40 NIV). By responding to people with lack of respect we contribute to their oppression. We put chains on their feet and knock the wind out of their wings. Some people are weak in the area of self perception and in general they have a hard time feeling good about themselves unless someone else gives them permission. That is not a good state to be in and it leaves the person vulnerable. We want people to grow out of that but snubbing and belittling people accomplishes the opposite.
One of my favorite college professors, Dr. David Cubie, once told his class a story that really touched my heart and I will never forget. He and his family had emigrated to America from Scotland. His father, David Cubie Sr., was a minister and they had decided to join a particular congregation. During one service there was an alter call and a haggard looking man went stumbling forward toward that alter. A man who was sitting next to David Cubie Sr. leaned over and whispered in his ear, “That man is a drunk. He has been to that alter many times but he'll never change. He can't walk past the bar on his way to and from work. His family is in dire straits.” Reverent Cubie responded, “Is that so?” He promptly got up and went down to the alter and kelt down beside the man. The man was weeping and he looked at Reverend Cubie and said, “Brother is there any hope for me?” The Sr. Cubie responded, “Sure there is. What time do you go to work in the morning?” “Bout 7:30 ” the man replied.” “And what time do you go home?” “Round 4:30” he said. So Reverend Cubie agreed to meet him at his home in the morning at 7:30 and walk with him to work and meet him at work at 4:30 and walk him home. He did it every day for two or three years until the man was strong enough to walk past the bar by himself. He was able to bring his paycheck home and his family was very grateful to Reverend Cubie.
We are all of us broken people. The way we respond to brokenness in other people is a clear reflection of the depth of our faith. In the body of believers everybody has to be a part of the conversation even if they don't know how. Bearing one another's burdens is a command and not an option. It is also a blessing. Every sheep in God's house counts. Building one another up is a responsibility and really a very rewarding one if we are paying attention.
I was at church one day and one of our members had a family member there that morning that needed a ride home. She was not able to take her and asked me if I could. I agreed to help. The woman, Sharon, was a young single mother with two young children. I took her home and on the way we talked. She was at that moment working in a factory. She had been laid off for awhile, but now that she was back to work she thought she could afford to take out a loan for a car. As the conversation continued I realized that the factory she worked for regularly laid off a certain number of laborers and this was making the young woman financially unstable and unable to consistently provide for her children. She compensated for this problem by having a live in boyfriend. She talked more about taking out a loan to buy a car and I became concerned that this would leave her with a problem if she got laid off again which would most likely happen. So I broached the subject with her of possibly furthering her education and improving her financial situation. We started talking about what she was good at in school and she said she was very good at math. We talked about some jobs she might do where she could use math skills and the possibility of taking some classes. Her interest was peaked but she did not have the money for school. I explained that for a woman in her situation there were resources that could help her. We decided to make a date to go exploring options for her. So on an agreed date and time I picked her up and we went to the college where I graduated and visited with the financial aid people and one of my old professors. We also went hunting at the career center for other possible options especially for financial aid. We had lunch and I dropped her off at her home. Then I did not see her again for several years.
I was dining at Pizza Hut with a co-worker one day when I looked up and there sat Sharon. I was stunned. The woman I had seen several years earlier had a long stringy hair do. There is nothing wrong with long straight hair. Yet the former factory worker was sitting there in Pizza Hut with a very stylish haircut, manicured nails, a snazzy pair of glasses and some very nice threads. She looked totally different. I gave my coworker my money and while my coworker was paying for our bill, I went and sat down at the table with Sharon. “I don't know if you remember me or not, but I think we met a few years ago at my church.” She smiled and said, “Yes, I remember you. You were the one who took me to that college and helped to find some resources to go to school. Well, I did. I have a really nice job now. I needed you to give me that lil push. It really helped.” I rejoiced with her. I also found out that she had dispensed with the live-in boy friend. I will never forget the smile on her face and the transformation of her countenance. She was pleased with herself. It was such a blessing. I have thought about how her example was going to benefit her children in the future. It was one of those divine appointments in life and I was blessed.
We all make mistakes and social missteps and I have had my share. I worked several years with adults with mental retardation and sometimes I slipped and forgot that other person who had less IQ points than me, was physically shorter than me, less verbally adept then me, was still a person that I needed to treat like I would any other very respected adult. It was easy to forget because they did not have the power to remind me, but God did, and he did. What we do with personal power is very important to God. Personal power I define as that part of us that is confident, equipped, competent and motivated to the task. When we use personal power in a way that puts someone down, belittles or insults them, we are wrong. God takes notice. However when we use our personal power to lift someone it benefits the body, and it can have a ripple effect.I really think there are people in our churches who need a “lil” push. They need some hope. They need to succeed at something. They need to be needed and wanted and they need to have something to give of themselves. They are also vulnerable people and they are susceptible wolves in sheep's' clothing. If we don't wrap our arms around them and embrace them, we could lose them. My friend, college classmate and coworker one day finally walked out of her church and never returned. Here was the problem. She was very gifted and wanted very much to share her gifts with her church. She was a beautiful gardner and landscaper and she was also good with figures. She wanted to do some gardening and landscaping for the church and volunteered to help with the budget. Her offer was declined. In fact everything she offered to do they declined. I wasn't a member of her church and I didn't know what they thought the problem was. I know she was very hurt and very discouraged. It was very sad. She had been raised in the church. She went to the same christian collefe as I did. She was dedicated to her job and worked tirelessly getting services needed by those on her caseload. Yet her talents and dedication were not at all appreciated in her church and she just gave up. People need to feel needed and wanted in order to be a part of the body. My friend was a single woman and very obese. Her self esteem was sometimes a little delicate. She needed to be a part of her church and she needed their acceptance and support.
There are always wolves in sheep's' clothing out there who are willing to make people feel like a million bucks and then exploit the living daylights out of them. Wolves put on sheep's' clothing to deceive sheep. We need to guard the flock. Occult operatives can easily walk in off the street and start looking over our congregations for those who are weaker whom they can easily dislodge from our midst. We need to embrace our weaker members, lest the wolves in sheep's clothing turn them on us and use them against us. There are some people who are particularly susceptible to getting in trouble with the law and having to haggle with the court system. They need advocates and people who can stand beside them. Single women raising children often have to fuss with human services because of child care, child support, and public assistance. They need support. Sometimes people who are underprivileged have a tough time with “the system”. People who are not married or are elderly and living alone are also possible targets for wolves. Being knit together in the body means that the wolves have a tougher time trying to single out someone to prey on, and people who have friends who can stand up for them are not as easily targeted. It's our job. It's the body. It's our right. The apostle Paul admonished the Galatians, “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28 NIV). In the book of James (2:3 NIV) we read “For if a man comes into your assembly with a gold ring and dressed in fine clothes, and there also comes in a poor man in dirty clothes, and you pay special attention to the one who is wearing the fine clothes, and say, "You sit here in a good place," and you say to the poor man, "You stand over there, or sit down by my footstool," have you not made distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil motives?…" Yet we show a consistent tendency in the church to do just this thing. We are admonished to honor the weak. God tells us in his word that they are indispensable to us, and we need them.
The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!”On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it that there may be no divisionin the body [emphasis mine], but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it (I Cor. 12:21-26 NIV).
I often think back to Professor Cubie's father and the example he set. It brings tears to my eyes every time. I hunger for that kind of mercy and compassion in my own soul, and I long for a body of believers who understands what a body is for. However, after a life time of church attending I had to come to the conclusion that there was something wrong. I asked God to show me what it was or show me if there was something wrong with me for seeing something wrong. It took awhile, but I believe through years of study and research, I found the thread that is unraveling the Church. That thread is the single word “professionalism”. Though there is a great deal of emphasis place on being professional even in the church, I don't believe that professionalism has had a positive impact on church ministry. In fact, as John Piper observed in his book Brother's We are not Professionals (2013, Desiring God Foundation), professionalism is killing the ministry. This is why the body lacking in warmth and “bodyness”. Professionalism makes us look good on the outside, but it is cold and detached on the inside. The philosophy behind professionalism is completely Luciferian. Luciferians do not believe in forming attachments or loving relationships. If they use the word love, though they would define it differently. They do not believe in needing one another. They are concerned mostly about how things appear. They are putting on a performance. They believe that we perform our duties robotically without emotion or really caring for one another. They also find no problem with deceiving people if it suites their purposes, or pretending to care if need be to achieve some goal. They believe we are biological machines. They are wrong. We have hearts and souls and Godmade us to feel, to love, to care, to form attachments and to need one another.
Professional relationships create an imbalance in power that can be debilitating to the non-professional in the relationship. People in the helping professions are discouraged from forming attachments to those on their caseloads. It's considered improper. In the world of social work we want to guard against exploiting people who are at a disadvantage to us, so we are supposed to respond to their needs but we aren't supposed to benefit from the relationship in any way. We do need to guard against exploiting people. We want to also guard against creating dependencies. However, if we are in a relationship where we are responding to someone else's need and we are not receiving anything from them at all it creates an imbalance in in the relationship. This imbalance is actually debilitating to the body. Someone is not needed and that is wrong. When we put someone in a relationship where they are doing all the receiving and we are doing all the ministering it creates drag. When God says the weaker parts are indispensable to us, he was not being sentimental. If God's strength is perfected in weakness (2 Cor. 12:9), then there is something inside even our weakest members that we absolutely need. We can't dismiss them and we can't ever assume that we don't need them for anything. In healthy relationships we are held together, bonded together because we do in fact need each other. Attachment is based on need. Detached, cold, professionalism is a disease like cancer that destroys that spiritual bonding that is essential if we are to be a body. It creates a one down relationship where one is superior to the other. God did not make any of us to be superior to any other. Luciferians are taught all their lives that they are superior to the rest of humanity. But we are admonished in scripture to do the opposite. “For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith” (Romans 12:3 NIV), and in Philippians 2:3 (ESV) “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.”
Eva had Down's syndrome. She was half my height and almost twice my age. I would often walk out on the workshop floor where Eva and those with disabilities spent their days doing some kind of paid or unpaid activity. Eva liked me. In fact she had an internal Bridget detector. If I stepped out on that workshop floor, it would not matter if her back was to me clear on the other side of the shop, her neck would whip around and she would see me. Then she would jump up out of her chair and come running across that workshop floor as fast as her little legs could carry her. She would wrap her arms around my waist as she looked up and said, “I like you. You nice!” I would respond, “I like you too” with a smile on my face. My professional self could not appreciate that, but my human self could. Oh I needed that. We loved Eva, but she was by far not a perfect angel. Yet, even with all her faults she was precious to us. Her faults were a part of her so we embraced them as well. We worked at finding Eva a job, and never could because she could not follow directions. She had to do her own thing. And she like to steal things. She took things sometimes just because they interested her. One time she took a phone from the front office area. The group home called us and told us she came home with aphone. We sat in a meeting with her and asked her why she took the phone. “I want a phone in my room” she said. Okay. It was one of those “Well duh!” moments. We had to laugh. We bought a whole new set of filing cabinets and they were sitting in the hall with the keys in the locks. The keys disappeared. We found them. Eva had them on a ring which she had attached to her belt. She was doing janitorial work for us and she knew that janitors carried a ring of keys on their belts. “I need it” she said. We laughed some more. One day she walked out of her group home and found a house down the street she really liked so she walked in and sat down on the couch. When the owner of the home walked into her living room, she found Eva sitting on the couch looking through a magazine. Eva looked up and said, “Hello” and went back to the magazine. The owner of the home was familiar with the group home down the street so she called the group home and said, “I think I have someone in my house that belongs to you.” They came and got her. We talked about the incident at our next meeting. Eva said, “I want a home-o-ma-own!” Sometime later she got sick. It was pretty serious. She ended up in the hospital on life support. They had every machine known to man hooked up to her. All she could do was lay there, smile at us and nod her head. Somehow she still managed to charm the nurses and make them laugh. And, when the tube came out of her throat somehow by accident, her family elected to let her go. This little woman with down syndrome had laid there in that hospital flat on her back completely unable to do anything but smile at us, nod her head and sometimes mutter a word or two. When she died the nurses cried. I ran to the hospital as fast as I could hoping against hope. “Eva, honey, please just wake up” I whispered. She never did. The group home staff where she lived wept. She lived on social security and medicaid and other state and federally funded programs all her life, but she blessed us. We missed her a long time. We cannot ever believe that anyone has nothing to offer us, that we can't benefit from having a relationship with them. We can't ever miss the treasure that God has placed inside even the most insignificant soul. I am blessed to know that Eva believed in Jesus. She had requested to be baptized some years before she died and she went to church every Sunday. When I get to Heaven I am sure that I will find her there in “a home-o-her-own”.
We who loved Eva were constantly reminding ourselves that we were there to serve people with disabilities, not rule them. Jesus said to his disciples, “The rulers of the gentiles lord it over them calling themselves benefactors, but you are not to be this way. Instead whoever among you wants to be great must first be a servant of all.” I think this verse is wrongly interpreted. It is often understood that once you have been a servant then it is acceptable for you to be in a better position. I don't believe that is what Jesus was saying. The definition of the word benefactor is as follows, “a person who gives money or other help to a person .” Why would Jesus object to that? Because they were “lording it over them” creating an imbalance in the relationship and putting another in an inferior position. This was not acceptable to Jesus. He is not implying here that after one has been a servant then this is okay. It wasn't ever going to be okay. No, he intended his shepherds to adopt a continual attitude of servanthood. In Matthew 22:25 Jesus again tells his disciples that their attitude toward the flock is not to be one of authoritarian control, but that of a servant, even a slave, and Jesus reminded them that he, the son of God and King of Heaven, came not be be served but to serve. A pulpit is not a throne. Leadership is the church is not a professional one down relationship with the flock. Volunteers in ministry should not to take on a paraprofessional relationship to those they minister to.
The authoritarian kind of control often exercised in churches, depending on the intensity of that control, can turn the church into a cult. Cults are emotionally and psychologically damaging to everyone involved. And unfortunately, those who use cult methodology to control people for personal gain do invade the Church and can very easily poison a church so that it becomes a cult rather than an uplifting body of believers. In fact the hierarchical structure with the Church with the leader at the top and the common folk at the bottom more closely resembles a Freemason pyramid then it does a cross. This becomes a problem when the head becomes severed from the body. This happens when the person at the top is no longer able nor willing to communicate with his hands and feet. If the head is severed from the body, the body is injured. This is a Freemason design, not a Jesus one.
Our churches are full of Freemasons and there are a lot of Freemason pastors. There are a lot of Christians who are members of Freemason lodges. I have relatives who I dearly love who are Freemasons and they get a little frustrated with me for taking this position. I would not say that all Freemasons are practicing Luciferians, but they don't know that they are members of a Luciferian cult and they are being influenced by Luciferian beliefs. As they ascend upward in the cult they get closer and closer to that Luciferian center. The closer they get the more they are being influenced to reject biblical truths and embrace Luciferian doctrines. This is done very slowly and very subtly, but it is certainly happening. We are warned of this in scripture. “The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons” (I Tim 4:1 NIV) I have already discussed how professionalism is rooted in such a doctrine. I want to look at a two more examples.
There are a number of teachings or doctrines in the church which to my observation has more to do with Freemason/Luciferian influence then it does the Bible. Sometimes it hard for me to put my finger on something when it bugs me, but I have learned with experience that if I am bugged it is for a reason. In the church I hear people talk about reaching. When a person is reaching they are trying to do something such as exercise a gift that God has given them, however, this is considered inappropriate. It is in the Church politically incorrect to do something you like to do unless someone who has the authority to do so approves of it. That is what they call reaching. Two scriptures come to mind. The first Jesus said to the pharisees in Mark 7:13. He was talking at that specific moment about the fact the Pharisees were insisting that any gift that an adult child wanted to give his parents actually belonged to God and should be given to the Synagogue. Jesus, however, made it clear that he was not speaking only of this issue when he said, “Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many things like that.” What does the word of God say about reaching ? In Matt 7:7 (NIV) Jesus says, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” When we belittle or snub someone because they are trying to grow, stretch or become what God put inside them, we take the wind out of their sails, exult ourselves over them and bring oppression to the body. Our lack of confidence in them is a reflection of our lack of faith in the God who created them. “And you do many such things.” I heard a pastor once say from behind the pulpit, “I am so tired of wanna be's.” His problem is that he did not have the faith to see the jewels that God hid in clay jars. That was a very inappropriate remark for a pastor to make. The problem I suspect is with an unspoken pecking order which has nothing at all to do with scripture but everything to do with Freemason culture.
Another issue I see is with the excuse that is often used to not assist someone who is suffering or going through a difficult trial. I have heard people often say, “If God is trying to do something in someone's life, you can't interfere.” Find me in the scripture where it tells you it is okay to turn your back on someone's suffering. You won't find it. In fact Jesus said, “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2). God may be doing something in someone's life, but that is not an excuse to turn our backs. If someone is bearing a cross, we bear it with them and we suffer beside them. This in fact is a clear signal to wolves that the person they are attacking is not fair game.
Please hear me. I don't mean to damn Christians who are Freemasons or Luciferians for that matter. We are to show kindness and love to everyone. We are to be patient with one another demonstrating brotherly love, even to Luciferians. My problem is that false doctrines that are a part of Freemason culture has influenced, diluted and even nullified the Word of God. Like Satan in the Garden of Eden speaking with Eve he says, “Did God say.....” and then tries to twist God's word or outright challenge it's validity. The other problem is that Luciferians infiltrate the church and identify themselves as Christians when they are not. Those who have been raised in the cult, such as Svali Walthrope, ([email protected]) are also often raised in the church. They blend in like tares among the wheat. We aren't supposed to try to weed them out. In fact our concern should be to win them, not destroy them.
It is wise to be very gentle with one another in the church especially with our leaders. There has to be leadership or there would be chaos and there would be wolves. Though Jesus never authorized authoritarian rule we are admonished in Hebrews, “Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you” (13:17 NIV). I believe that most pastors and church leaders I have met have been very sincere christians who loved God and want to do something positive for his kingdom. I also know they are under a tremendous amount of pressure. They are human too, and they need support, love and encouragement and they probably take more then their fair share of criticism. I read somewhere, don't know where or I would cite it, that more than 1000 pastors a day leave the ministry because the pressure is so great. They get discouraged and I am certain that all of them, especially if they are sincere believers, are under deliberate attack. The pastor of my church has been sued several times in the past 7 or 8 years since I began attending there. That is the occult. My pastor is a very outspoken and powerful conservative voice. Therefore I believe it is the occult that just keeps hammering him like a battering ram. That is what they do. They hit him once and he fought back and got up. They hit him again and he fought back and got up. They hit him a third time and he fought back and got up. They just keep coming. Their goal is just to wear him out until he just gets tired and gives up. That is their very satanic strategy. One of their other strategies is to deliberately isolate someone they want to control. Peter De Rosa observed in Vicars of Christ (1988 Peter De Rosa, Corgi Books) that the Pope is very controlled and very isolated. They protect him but those that surround him also filter what he sees and hears so he never has an opportunity to hear something or someone that is counterproductive the the ambitions of the secretive controllers of the Vatican. Pastors and church leaders often feel isolated and alone, and that is dangerous. I have come to suspect that this is a deliberate strategy on the part of those who want to control and manipulate very powerful and effective religious leaders. Especially in larger churches, occult operatives worm their way to the top so that they can protect the leader. Protecting also means filtering what he hears and sees and also controlling and manipulating what he does. Pastors may feel like they have no real friends thus they are even more vulnerable to attack at the worst or at least easier to control and manipulate by those who desire to do so. The truth may be that Pastors have been taught to keep their parishioners at arms length so as not to form any attachments, in the professional vein. I was once told by a pastor's wife that upon her husband's ordination she was told by another pastor's wife that she could never allow herself to have a friend.
I don't want to encourage people to criticize their pastors and church leaders. They make mistakes and they can be misled. But let us be humble believers and come along side and help bear their cross and pray regularly for them. They can fall. They can loose their souls. It hurts me and scares me to think that any pastor I ever met could get so discouraged that he gives up and walks out on God, but it happens. Pastors would be wise to spend time with their parishioners in informal fellowship. It is the habit of cult operatives to create division, and a pastor who refuses to be isolated also makes his church healthier and more unified.
We have to form attachments in the Church, and though we don't want to create dependencies, neither do we want people to be so independent that they have no need of one another. We need to encourage interdependence. Interdependent relationships are rewarding, satisfying and bring us strength. I can imagine a unified body of humble believers who are not divided by race, wealth, position, marital status, education or anything else. I can imagine that in the last days this is what will hold the Church together when everything is being shaken. In Ephesians 3:17 Paul discusses being rooted and grounded in love. Being rooted and grounded in love is not the same as having all your theological ducks in order. The Pharisees had that and they missed. Don't get me wrong. I have a love of learning and there is nothing wrong with good old fashioned book learn'n. Being rooted and grounded in love means that our faith and our ability to stand is strengthened not by knowledge but by relationships. We are rooted in relationship, in forming attachments, in needing one another. Though Jesus said in the last days the love of many will grow cold (Matt. 24:12) and this is by design by the very Luciferian cult that is now controlling the world, Jesus said the gates of hell would not prevail against his Church (Matt. 16:18). We form attachments, we love one another, we humble ourselves that there be no division.
For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, that ye may be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inward man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; to the end that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be strong to apprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge,[emphasis mine] that ye may be filled unto all the fulness of God (Eph. 3:14-19, ASV).