HOSEA 4:6 PROJECT
June the 27th, 2019
Hebraic Year 5779
“Son of Man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore hear a word from My mouth, and give them warning from Me” (Ezekiel 3:17).
– The role of a watchman is to warn and teach.
“…But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the Shofar, so that the people are warned; and then the sword comes and takes any one of them, I will hold the watchman responsible for the deaths” (Ezekiel 33:6).
By Lyle Rapacki
America is now the front line in a global conflict to alter then abolish sovereignty of nations, and the dignity of individuals. Furthermore the increasing global conflict is aimed at eradicating all vestibules of Christianity, especially any form that is public along with any symbols reflecting Christianity. This conflict is still developing but make no mistake the tentacles of this horrific diabolical beast are already present. These tentacles are digging in steadily, stealthily, and even not so furtively but in plain sight. Examples of this are all around, from attacks on no prayer in public, no matter what the occasion, to acts of destruction against churches and crosses – even crosses in cemeteries. While schools will promote Islamic ways a student is suspended for wearing a cross around her neck. The list of such attacks would be long if cited here, and maybe this is something necessary to wake-up those who proclaim to be Christians, because like the proverbial frog in a pan of water on the stove, the flames are low and not too uncomfortable so the frog sits calmly, cozy content in warm water. Slowly and seductively the water temperature rises until the frog is cooked! Slowly, seductively so many sitting calmly and in cozy pews of their church are oblivious to the demise planned for them.
Our Forefathers knew all-to-well the fate of having a state run religion crammed down their throats, intervene in their families, and establish what would be acceptable practices. The First Amendment was deliberately penned to reflect this concern; “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof….” But increasingly America is being forced to vacate this sacred right given by our founders, and accept the mere right to worship. Our Constitution gives us in alienable rights to practice our religion in public, as well as in private. But forces are at work to compel Americans to choose between their faith, or their livelihood; their faith to stand publicly and proclaim the Gospel of Christ, or persecution sitting in a jail cell muted. Americans are being made to choose whether they want to go the way of the world, or stand firm in their faith for Christ. The First Century Christians faced very similar choices, stand for the cause of Christ and the Cross, or die in the lion’s arena. They chose to stand and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ even unto the government of their day which was viciously punitive. The Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 12:2 “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” This is no longer taught from the pulpits across America. Christians are not influencing this world, rather the god-less philosophy of the world is influencing the church!
The Lord Himself forewarned us, and His uncompromising apostles and prophets echoed the warning that a day approached when civilization will completely alter, and it will be difficult to describe how this change came about. What is transforming before our eyes is the civilization of the last days, and these shall be vastly different from everything that preceded. This End-time civilization will be less based on the natural, but more grounded in the unnatural. The rules of society, the traditions and principles that founded our nation, the ethics, the social order all will be based on the unnatural, the ungodly plan for humanity…a civilization at war with creation, with nature, and with all God created, and the order by which He created. We are facing the advent of a time when we must resist a civilization, resist governments, resist social order, and even resist the humanistic teachings pouring from pulpits – all waring against the order of creation and the author of the order, and stand against the patterns of this world and not be transformed by the patterns of the world. But growing numbers of people in the pews are starved for the meat of the Gospel, not the trappings of worship. The world has entered into the church at-large, and steadily a prodigious number of pulpits have become warm and cozy, weak and ineffective, unable (or unwilling) to prepare themselves or others for the civilization of the last days.
But a trickle of Believers in Yeshua are emerging who feel called-out. They are being wooed to prepare for the days directly ahead. They hear Holy Spirit calling them into prayer away from the church; a trickle of Believers being led to take Holy Communion on their own daily! At the breakfast table. At a coffee table in the living room. At the dining room table, led daily to take Holy Communion developing a deeper intimacy with the Lord, and receiving His breath breathed on them anew. There is a trickle of Believers across our country who fully realize they have the privilege to have the light of the Lord shine in and through them to a world growing darker by the day. Similar to the first-century church, they are receiving the Gospel personally and in profound ways then delivering the same to people desperately needing life not mere routine or trappings of worship, but similar to those who listened to the Apostle Paul preach all night even after a man sitting in a window fell asleep and dropped to his death on the street! The apostle went down and raised him from the dead, returned upstairs and continued preaching and teaching (Acts 20:7-12). America is desperate for this kind of committed Christianity. In the absence of committed Christianity the assault launched against America will prevail. We have been granted a window of time, a period of grace to decide who shall we follow…man or God?
LYLE J. RAPACKI, Ph.D. is an intelligence and threat assessment specialist who provided members of the Arizona State Legislature from April 2010 thru April 2018, consultations and briefings on threats to the southern Border and to State sovereignty. His reports and briefings enlarged to include elected and law enforcement officials across the country. He believes he is to now sound the Shofar of Warning to the Remnant Church Arising across America to the challenges and threats directly ahead. He is the author of the successful quick reading Amazon book “Our Forefathers Truly Appealed to Heaven” Amazon $10 and Amazon Kindle $7.