The world's funeral

7th May 2021

A funeral produces closure. The world is dead. It has been judged and executed by our Lord. But its funeral hasn’t happened yet.

What we are witnessing now is the death throes and squirming of the world as its time runs out.

Satan operates in and through the flesh, the world and the demonic.

God’s method of dealing with satanic infiltration is not by rooting it out. It is by killing the individual, and then bringing him to new life through the new birth. As far as the world goes, God’s purpose is not to make the world a better place, but to kill it in destruction and birth a whole new world.

In a sense the world get’s born again.

That’s why it’s futile to try and make the world a better place of peace. That’s like dressing the world up in its best clothes for its funeral.

I’m not suggesting that you don’t do the best at your job, or whatever God has called you to in this life. I’m talking about your overall priorities, and goals. You can be dead to the world-system and still operate excellently in it. But you must see its life-blood or umbilical cord attachment to you as severed.

Galatians 6:14 “God forbid that I should glory except in the cross of Lord Yeshua the Messiah, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.”

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Note the major important thing in the verse above. It is a two-way crucifixion. The world is crucified, and is now dead to me. And this now-dead world sees me as dead to it as well.

You see, when you got saved, you also got judged on a cross. All your sins past present and future were taken away by the cross.

Hebrews 9:27 “It is appointed for men to die once, and then judgement.”

People hate the idea that the world is judged and will be destroyed. It’s their idol, their home, their leader, their all. It’s their source of endless pleasure, sin and wickedness.

They have a big key-ring with all the keys to the world’s many doors. The keys to the kingdom of the world are: Sin, unholiness, evil, unrighteousness, uncleaness, contaminations, godlessness, degeneration and the like.

The keys to the kingdom of God are righteousness, holiness and peace in the Holy Spirit.

You know, I always find it amazing that when you meet another true believer, there is an instant, inner identification with them. It’s like meeting a long lost brother or sister. There is a sort of bond and a sense of belonging.

I have met many readers of TPS online, from all over the world, and feel as though we are family, right from the start. There is an inner bonding and belonging, which has a comforting air about it.

Well, pretty soon all those who are born-again are going to meet up in a wonderful new born-again world.

As that verse above says: Judgment comes after death! Suddenly the world will see that God is not like them, and that He requires an account. It’s all too late for the world.

Psalm 73:11 “They say, ‘How does God know? Is there knowledge in the Most High?’”

People think God does not all their deeds action and thoughts. How wrong they are.

But God knows it all. He knew it all from before the foundation of the world. The grand court of God has already spoken the death of the world. Its seven-year funeral is now being planned.

Present at the world’s funeral will be Pharaoh, Herod, Caesar, Hitler, and of course Jezebel will be there with her god Ishtar and the popes, all dressed in their mourning garb. They will all be lamenting and howling in great regret.

John Lennon will be there pathetically singing and imagining a world with no heaven or hell.

A stench of unholy sin will surround the funeral, contaminated, unclean, evil and demonic.

There is so much talk today about a sustainable new world. But to make it sustainable the poison must be removed. The world thinks that the poison is the Christians, Jews, the Bible and God. The truth is that the true, godly new born-again world will be entirely, eternally sustainable because it will be holy and pure with all the poison of sin and evil removed.

Psalm 73:6-9 “Their pride serves as their necklace; violence covers them like a garment. Their eyes bulge with abundance ...They speak loftily, they set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walks through the whole earth.”

The world –system and its leaders today are trying to get rid of God, His word and true Christians, so that they can get control and receive the worship of the world. To do this, they must replace the true church with themselves.

They must kill Messiah – yes, ‘crucify’ Him again. They must kill the truth and make their lies the new truth!

The world is okay with “another Jesus,” a powerless Jesus they can control. The world is happy with Christians they can tame, who are indifferent and wishy-washy wimps.

  • 2 Corinthians 11:4 “If one comes who preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you have received a different spirit, which you have not received, or a different gospel which have not accepted, you may put up with it.”
  • Galatians 1:6-8 “I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Messiah, to a different gospel...Even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.”
  • Philippians 3:18 “Many walk, of whom I have told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Messiah.”

So, in these three profound verses above we see another Jesus and another gospel and another cross. This is the essence of the counterfeits!

The world is okay with this cross-less “other Jesus” and “another gospel.” What they hate and must destroy is the true God in Messiah and the God in and of the true gospel. They must get rid of the cross, which produces the power and purifies and separates.

►They hate the power in the holy, godly name. They want to make Yeshua and Christians impotent, ineffective, sterile, unproductive, and spiritually disabled. They want to ‘abort’ the resurrection power, and enfeeble our faith.

So the seven-year funeral of the world begins; and look what some of the unsaved do:

Revelation 13:6 “Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle and those who dwell in heaven.”

Liberty is fine and good, but when liberty removes God from the picture, it quickly becomes evil tyranny. So, don’t cry for the world. Be thankful God has given you the grace of salvation and a powerful hope.

Those who have this hope in them purify themselves. The hope of the wicked shall perish.

Proverbs 10:28-29 “The hope of the righteous will be gladness, but the hope of the wicked shall perish. The way of the Lord is strength for the upright, but destruction comes to the workers of iniquity.” (Psalm 112:10)

Shalom...Joel