Kinsmen and women, the problem with those who “separate themselves” is they lack the gift of the Holy Spirit (Jude 1:19) denying themselves true wisdom. If “wisdom is the principal thing (Proverbs 4:7)” then the godless and foolish man is left undefended in the ‘spiritual realm’ and is not able to pay attention to the God-given enmity or “hatred (#H342)” sited for the Christian’s benefit
Here’s the essential verse; “I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel (Genesis 3:15).” This strict Judgment from Yahweh between Satan and Eve is a divine revulsion placed between two seedlines. The Amplified Bible renders this same pearl like this; “I [God] will put enmity between you and the woman [Eve], and between your offspring and her Offspring; He will bruise and tread your head underfoot, and you will lie in wait and bruise His heel.” As you can see, this is also an essential prophecy of the coming Messiah, the kinsmen Redeemer named Jesus who ultimately sprang through Eve through her replacement child Seth (Luke 3:38).
Here’s our proof; “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham (Hebrews 2:14-16).” Notice the term “seed of Abraham?” Death is also another name for Satan and today these two seedlines still continue to fight against one another in the physical and spiritual realms. We could say it’s ‘good against bad’ or ‘right and wrong’ but in reality it’s simply an ancient battle between the children of God and the children of the devil (I John 3:10).
For example, Romans 5:12 teaches us; “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” Many have fallen aside from these simple seedline truths because there are many false prophets among the ranks (II Peter 2:1) who teach contrary to the obvious sayings of the scripture. Jesus is considered “the head of all principality and power (Colossians 2:10)” so anyone who does not acknowledge Him as God is not complete. Such false brethren can usually be found attacking other Christian brothers because they feel they’re wiser than they. It always pays to fight against such deceivers because their work never stands up to one who finds defense in the scripture itself. There can be only one “head” and this morning I will prove that it is Jesus Christ, anyone else claiming to be the Way is a liar (John 14:6).
Let’s see what happens before young David defeats Goliath the mixed; “He [David] took his staff in his hand and chose five smooth stones out of the brook and put them in his shepherd's [lunch] bag [a whole kid's skin slung from his shoulder], in his pouch, and his sling was in his hand, and he drew near the Philistine. The Philistine came on and drew near to David, the man who bore the shield going before him. And when the Philistine looked around and saw David, he scorned and despised him, for he was but an adolescent, with a healthy reddish color and a fair face (I Samuel 17:40-42 AMP).”
The trusty King James Version says that Goliath; “disdained him: for he was a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance” further establishing that David was directly descended from Adam whose name means “ruddy (#H120).” The second witness to David’s Saxon roots is found in his election by the prophet Samuel; “He [David] was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to (I Samuel 16:12).” These aspects need to be brought to the forefront because many false prophets like to attack the ‘whiteness’ of God’s chosen people or the very Christian faith that Caucasians have defended since its establishment
Nevertheless, according to E. W. Bullinger’s tremendous book Number in Scripture, in the Bible the number five is representative of Yahweh’s own ‘grace’ so these selected stones were significant of David’s own ‘weakness’ complemented by Yahweh’s own divine strength. David was much stronger for God’s perfect cause in this state of ‘limitation’ than in all the heavy armor of Saul or man’s dissimilar kingdom. In the process of this story we learn that God’s people should lean only to Yahweh and not to man’s erroneous government nor devices. The bigger they are, the harder they fall.
Here’s what Goliath barks; “The Philistine said to David, Am I a dog, that you should come to me with sticks? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. The Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field. Then said David to the Philistine, You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the ranks of Israel, Whom you have defied (I Samuel 17:43-45 amp).”
Cursing righteous David by Philistine “gods” is an almost comical aspect of this narrative because there is none more powerful than Yahweh, God eternal (Ephesians 3:11). Yahweh “standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods (Psalm 82:1)” and later David would write; “I know that Yahweh is great, and that our Lord is above all gods (Psalm 135:5).” By examining David's faithful outlook we should be able to see why he was a man after God's own heart (I Samuel 13:14).
David continues; “This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will smite you and cut off your head. And I will give the corpses of the army of the Philistines this day to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saves not with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord's, and He will give you into our hands (I Samuel 17:46-47 amp).”
We should pay attention to the fact that David clearly told his enemy Goliath; “I will smite you and cut off your head.” I can imagine very few pulpits across the country ever speak on these latter verses very much if they ever get around to reading the Bible at all. The battle always belongs to Yahweh because He is considered a man of war (Exodus 15:3) and one with Jesus (John 10:30) who is “God in the Flesh (I Timothy 3:16).” Faithful David knew his God and that Goliath had nothing to contend with.
This part's really great, David runs up on Goliath; “When the Philistine came forward to meet David, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine. David put his hand into his bag and took out a stone and slung it, and it struck the Philistine, sinking into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the earth. So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and struck down the Philistine and slew him. But no sword was in David's hand (I Samuel 17:48-50 amp).”
It's worthy of note that David used only one stone to drop Goliath and it was sufficient enough because our God is one (Mark 12:29) as I previously stated. Indeed, there was no sword in David's hand because he landed the giant Goliath by planting a single solitary stone straight between his enemy's ogre eyes. Who's the head again? Most people are familiar with this chronicle from children’s stories but we should all pay attention to what the weaponless David does next.
This is what happens after young David defeats Goliath the mixed; “So he ran and stood over the Philistine, took his sword and drew it out of its sheath, and killed him, and cut off his head with it. When the Philistines saw that their mighty champion was dead, they fled. And the men of Israel and Judah rose with a shout and pursued the Philistines as far as Gath and the gates of Ekron. So the wounded Philistines fell along the way from Shaaraim as far as Gath and Ekron. The Israelites returned from their pursuit of the Philistines and plundered their tents (I Samuel 17:51-53 amp).”
The young David runs up to the collapsed Goliath and quickly lops his head off with his own sword causing the heathen Philistines to flee in horror. The Israelites give chase cleaning up the left behind Philistines while enjoying ‘the spoils of war’ by looting the Philistines’ tents. Following this epic moment of conquest, king Saul asks his cousin to bring him young David so; “Abner took him, and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand (I Samuel 17:57 amp).”
This isn’t the only time someone is beheaded in the Holy Bible. Who could forget John the Immerser? A dishonest butler’s head was removed under command of Joseph by Pharaoh and placed on an evergreen bush until ravenous birds gradually devoured it (Genesis 40:19). Sisera had his head nailed to the ground by Jael and then “she smote off his head, when she had pierced and stricken through his temples (Jdg 5:26).” A certain woman cast a piece of a millstone upon Abimelech's head and broke his skull (Judges 9:53) and Yahweh chops the false ‘god’ Dagon’s head off leaving only a stump (1 Samuel 5:4).
If believers continue to follow the Law; “Yahweh shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath (Deuteronomy 28:13)” but if we continue to allow the enemy to charge us usury and steal our homeland; “he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail (Deuteronomy 28:44).” As Christians, we should always fight to never allow men to make slaves of God's Israel people, not spiritually, physically nor doctrinally.
Lets turn to Colossians 1:14-18 that speaks of Jesus saying; “In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.”
This tremendous passage not only proves that Christ Jesus is the ever-living God of Israel since “by him were all things created” but it specifically states that He “is the head of the body” or church. There can only be one ‘head’ for Christians and it must always be Jesus Christ, period. There are numerous play-actor ‘churches’ out there who instead like to place themselves in the position of Yahweh and spend more time ‘excommunicating’ their own members than trying to “feed the sheep (John 21:17)” as instructed by the Master.
In this study we’ll be examining Jesus Christ, “the head of all things” so we can all be better prepared to spot the plentiful false cults who deny Him as the head of their lives or family proving themselves to be a lower form of antichrist. We must be able to discern the legit teachers from those who worship man’s money as a lower-case ‘god’ and do nothing but beg.
Jesus tells us to judge people by their “fruits (Matthew 7:20)” because in time those same works, or lack thereof, always begin to surface leaving the offender guilty as charged.
Even though He was “God manifest in the flesh (I Timothy 3:16)” Jesus once told a certain scribe; “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head (Matthew 8:20).” The ways of man are dissimilar to Yahweh and when we see so-called ‘teachers’ of God’s Word not acting in accordance with Jesus’ own commandments we need to be able to rebuke those same false Christians. The Way is narrow and few people find it in life (Matthew 7:14) so let’s always be careful to do as Jesus instructs, not only in regards to ‘baptism and repentance’ but in all things.
When speaking to the Colossians, Paul warns; “Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God (Collosians 2:18-19).”
Even in the early days of the church there was angel-worship and ‘followers’ who refused to hold to the “Head” whois Jesus Christ. Like a majority of the Bible, this still applies today.
The contrast to this passage on false prophets is found in Ephesians where Paul teaches; “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love (Ephesians 4:13-16).”
One thing that never ceases to amaze me is how many Christians move from group to group accepting every ‘new doctrine’ that rears its ugly head. Practically, any abomination imaginable can be found taught behind the modern (and government-owned) ‘churches’ today. Like double-minded leeches certain people can only be ‘tossed to and fro’ and ‘carried about’ with every wind of changing doctrine. Jesus tells us that He is the only Way, Truth and Life in John 14:6 so we must be able to trust in those precious Words completely. As you can see, Jesus is the correct Way because He's the Head (Ephesians 4:15) so He has left us a set of guidelines on positions for the Body of Christ known as His church. Let’s scrutinize these ‘ranks’ now.
It should be obvious to the world that homosexuality is a grievous sin and is punishable by death in both the Old and New Testaments (Leviticus 20:13, Romans 1:32) yet the anti-Christian ADL has recently attempted to add America to the ranks of infiltrated Europe by calling for the Bible to be ‘outlawed’ as being “hateful and bias against federally protected groups such as homosexuals.” The reason for this is because it’s an outright attack on family values as outlined in our scriptures so these antichrist snakes will stop at nothing to attack Jesus Christ and Christian standards.
For example, Paul says; “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing (Ephesians 5:22-24).” These words plainly state that a man and woman have different positions and are not considered ‘equal’ in rank although one flesh (Genesis 2:24). It was Paul who taught homosexuals are worthy of death in the book of Romans proving Jesus own Words that the Law is eternal (Matthew 5:18) and to be followed by a Christian nation.
Any attack on the Living Word is an attack on Jesus Christ Himself yet many Christians ‘in name only’ still push the erroneous claim that Christ stemmed from Judah and not Yahweh Himself. Numerous Babylonian whorehouses can be found across the globe today all accepting new age doctrines such as feminism and faggotry into their midst and will eventually “bring upon themselves swift destruction (II Peter 2:1).” If we don’t place Jesus as the very Head of our lives but instead rest Him on the ‘back burner’ for humanistic quests we can also expect Him to do the same for us (Matthew 10:33) and deny us the Kingdom.
Still, there are always those types out there who prefer to doubt. For those unlikely souls we have a valuable second witness in I Corinthians 11:3 where Paul says; “I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.” Here are our ranks from top to bottom – Yahweh, man, woman then obviously children. This teaching straightforwardly shatters the myth that all ‘men’ are created equal because Christian men should only focus on Jesus Christwhile their wives and children submit to both. A church ‘body’ comprises many different types of Christians all at varying levels of maturity so we should never attack those who don’t prove themselves to be antichrist.
In Psalm 41:9 we read; “Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.” This dismal prophecy was fulfilled in Judas Iscariot who was ‘entered into’ by Satan (Luke 22:3, John 13:27) in order to betray Christ bringing about God’s perfect Will. Jesus says this about Judas; “The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them. I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me (John 13:16-18).”
Jesus’ own chosen bride is Israel and I’d like to point out that Jacob is the only other ‘heel-graber’ to be found in the Bible meaning that he fought for the essential birthright. The Bible plainly says that Yahweh hated Esau (Malachi 1:3, Romans 9:13) but Jacob “took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength he had power with God (Hosea 12:3).” We should all strive to use Jacob/Israel as an example and refuse to allow another our position with the bridegroom. As I've said before, the only thing that Jesus' foot crushes is the 'false-rock' of Lucifer's head because “Death [Satan] is swallowed up in victory (1 Corinthians 15:54).”
So, the eternal war goes on between the children of Yahweh and the children of the devil (I John 3:10) with our side being victorious because God is the Head of all things. Sadly, many do fall aside in this struggle to false doctrines, worldly desires, excessive finances, pointless careers and all other manner of distraction. Let’s be sure to follow these instructions from Jesus: “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also (Matthew 6:19-21).”
My purpose with this message is to hopefully give you a little extra ‘food for thought’ to expand your thinking when it comes to the ‘curse of enmity’ as transcribed in Genesis 3:15. This divine hatred is placed between the two seedlines by Yahweh and as the children of God Himself we should always use our own discernment because “he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man (I Corinthians 2:15).”
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