On My Supernatural Soapbox ©
By Richard J Grund
Save Them All; Let God Sort Them Out!
There is a military quote and motto used by the Marines and Special Forces “Kill Them All, Let God Sort Them Out”. It came from a Cistercian Monk name Arnaud Amalrci. When the Crusaders of The Roman Catholic Church invaded Béziers in 1209, when asked by a Crusader how to distinguish the Cathars from the Catholics, Arnaul Amalric answered: Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius (Kill them all. For the Lord knoweth them that are His.).
This is the origin of the modern phrase, “Kill them all and let God sort them out.”
And, that is just what they did. 20,000 people were slaughtered that day because they were deemed heretics.
As the “discussions” regarding the possibility of Nephilim hybrids being present in the World today reaches a crescendo another controversy has been added to it. Among those who adhere to a belief that this is indeed possible in this current day & age there is the disagreement as to whether these individuals are capable of salvation. Some believe since they are soulless beings they are beyond redemption. Others believe that since they are many generations away from the progenitors they may have become more human and therefore capable of salvation. While I see the argument on both sides I don’t see enough evidence either way to take a side so I say, “Save Them All, And Let God Sort Them Out!”. Our mandate from the Lord is to: “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 16He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned”. (Mark 16:15) What does that say? Preach the Gospel to every creature/creation. There are no parameters or specifics. If they believe with their heart and confess with their mouth they will be saved.
Romans 10:9-13(NKJV) 9that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” 12For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. 13For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
That pretty much covers it don’t you think? We were never told to pick and choose. Even if the tares get in with the wheat He will separate it all at the Harvest. It’s not our job!
Putting the CON in controversy
The word controversy means a disagreement in which a lot of people have strong feelings about a policy or an issue. Other words that could be used are disagreement, debate, storm or hullabaloo.
Well, we have all of the above regarding the existence of fallen angels in this day as well as the possibility they might be trying to recreate things they way they were Pre-Great Flood. There are two sides to this argument and for some bizarre reason those on the side of disagreement that this is impossible and is not happening have taken an unbending, “we are right you are wrong” position. Not only that, they have taken a position that anyone who disagrees with them are heretics. A heretic is a holder or adherent of an opinion or belief that contradicts established religious teaching. While that may be the dictionary definition of the word who gets to establish what is the proper religious teaching. When the books of the Bible were established as canon at the Council of Laodecia in 364 AD one book in particular that covered this topic, The Book of Enoch, was banned. It didn’t matter to these men that the book and its teachings had been a part of the church for the previous 300-years nor did it matter to them that Enoch was referred to or directly quoted close to 100 times in the writings of the Old Testament, Gospels, and the letters of the Apostles. It did not matter that Daniel, Jude, Peter and even the Lord Himself made direct references to Enoch. What mattered to them is what they wanted no matter the cost. Again, men took an unbending position reeking of their way or the highway. Many of the early church fathers and teachers were branded as heretics because they fought to keep it as a part of church teachings if not a part of canon. And, I have to believe that Origen was right when he stated that this was to keep believers from knowing anything about the fallen angels and what they did. I will take that position one step further – I believe this belief is inspired by the fallen angels themselves as they are the only ones who benefit from such a belief.
So, the first “con” comes from the first con artist himself, satan.
The second “con” comes from a new breed of con artist in the body. These con artist are more than wolves in sheep’s clothing they are sheep who because of their selfish desires and divisive natures have become predators of the flock. They prey on weaker Christians who are new believers and sweet talk them into believing that their position is the only right and Godly position. They prey on baby believers who are kept on scriptural milk so that they are dependent upon these “teachers” and never grow mature in the faith. A dependency is created so that these “teachers” have a following that support them and stand up for their misguided beliefs. They then push these baby believers to become teachers and preachers of their words so that it appears they are profitable in the faith. However, they put these baby sheep at risk and will be held responsible by the Great Shepherd if any harm comes to these lambs of His.
These “teachers” are the new snake oil sellers and con artists of the faith. Absalom, one of King David’s sons, was such a person. He sat at the gates of the city and slowly, through guile and deception, misled the people of Israel away from his father’s leadership. His desire for his own seat of power and leadership outweighed what was right and moral. In the end, his vanity led to his destruction. People like this build on the efforts of others and have no success or fruit of their own. The Lord told us in Matthew 7:15 that we would know them by their fruit and we do. If their fruit is dissension, arguments and deceit it’s pretty clear the tree they feed you from. Their fruit will always be bitter and lacking in any spiritual nutrients. They will always speak from two sides of their mouth and behind your back because they cannot withstand being pulled out into the open. In your free will you can choose to eat whatever fruit you want just as Adam & Eve did. Remember how their exercise of free will worked out and who was behind the deception that led to their fall and The Fall.
Watering Down the Antidote Kills the Patient
Another bone of contention that has arisen is the character assassination of anyone who gives a warning to the Body of Christ. Those of us, like me, that point to and expose what the powers of darkness are doing in the world are being labeled as fear mongers. The critics claim we offer no hope and only fear that makes us the enemy of the Kingdom. Although this attack has been toward many others I can only speak for me.
I got saved in 1988 out of a lifelong bondage to the occult. When I was set free from the darkness and translated into the Kingdom of His Son I swore to live out Luke 4:18 in helping others like myself. To do that means, at times, I must expose in detail the works of the enemy so that they can be destroyed. Even the Lord Himself and the Apostles gave us, in detail, the works of the enemy so that we would not be deceived or victimized. People that live in the jungle are ever conscious of the predators and indigenous threats. The first thing they teach their children is what is dangerous and what will harm them. As we raise a child we teach them not to touch fire or play with matches and in doing so tell them what the outcome would be. Is that fear mongering or good parenting? Any believer that adheres to the Beatles Gospel of “All You Need Is Love” has never read The Bible. If they have, they have picked and chosen what they wish to tell others. I say teach it all or not at all. Yes, I will tell what the Lord shows me in and by the Spirit of the enemy’s activities in the world. I will line it up with scripture and then when I’ve exposed you to the threat I will ALWAYS tell you what the antidote, protection or solution is. I will never lie to you, water it down or leave anything out. For too long the Gospel has been watered down to make it more acceptable and easier to live at the expense of the flock. More of the church today is bondage, going through divorces, committing fornication and adultery, living in sin, and committing outright rebellion against a Living, Loving and Holy God. This feel good, everyone goes to Heaven false gospel is another “con” from the fallen ones.
On November 18, 1978 a man named Jim Jones got 907 people to drink a deadly poison by mixing it with Kool-Aid. Out of this horrendous event came the expression of “drinking the Kool-Aid” when someone is being deceived by another individual. What these feel good teachers, con artists and snake oil salesmen are doing is getting you to drink the devil’s Kool-Aid when they water down the Gospel into a powerless empty gospel with no power and no freedom. Instead they poison you so that you are weak and easy prey to the demonic wolves they serve.
I am all for “hope” as it was the hope I saw in the Lord that lead me to that altar the day I got saved. What propelled my legs was the knowledge that I needed a savior and without Him I was destined for hell. Jesus of Nazareth was the antidote to the poison in my soul but first had to recognize and admit I was poisoned. Denial only leads to destruction. And, even today over 22-years later, I live with the knowledge that I am a sinner saved by Grace that if left to my own desires and to my flesh will fail and fall in my everyday walk. There is no fear in me because His Perfect Love has cast out that fear but there is also the underlying knowledge that my flesh and my spirit are always at war with one another. Without recognizing that as a warning we are doomed to live a rollercoaster walk where we are up one day and down the next. If your walk has been filled with the rollercoaster ride I just mentioned you are out of balance somewhere. Find what it is and correct it.
When In Doubt Deny, Deny, Deny
The final soap box topic for today is this current trend of denial in the church. The self-proclaimed heresy hunters and critics have an answer for every point raised and evidence presented regarding the supernatural events in question. Their answer is to deny that it is even happening.
“Fallen angels? What fallen angels?”
“UFOs are not real. It’s all a delusional deception”
“Cattle mutilations are being done by wild animals or subjects of military testing”
“There were no Nephilim AFTER the Flood. Goliath and his brothers had a hormonal disease.”
“There was no gunman on the grassy knoll” (Threw that one in to see if you were paying attention)
The cries of “myth” have been going on for a very long time by those who have little to no knowledge (experiential or otherwise) on the topic of the supernatural. They excuse away what they cannot understand and deny what forces them into accepting the possibility that they are wrong. Whether it is demonic possession, UFOs or paranormal events these head-in-the-sand believers don’t want anything to upset their belief structures. Fear of the unknown outweighs confidence in a Living God and Savior to help them overcome ANY threat natural or supernatural.
Denial is a self-defense mechanism for those who have no answers and are too afraid to seek them out. It’s also a protective mechanism for those who are still wounded and have not seen complete healing. It’s easier for them to deny what happened to them then to face it. However, sooner or later the scars and internal pain will rear its ugly head and the healing process of facing the event must occur.
Lately, the newest effort for those who have experienced being abducted by some alien life force is to deny that it ever happened, that the event was an illusion and reject all efforts to face it head on. The tangible evidence of wounds, scars, implants of unknown origin or element and the vivid memories are discounted completely. I have a theory as to why this position is being propagated and accepted – it makes things easier for all involved.
If you’ve been a victim of a possible alien abduction by, what we believe to be, fallen angels or high ranking demonic powers it is much easier to accept it as imaginary then to face the possibility that what was done was real. This type of denial is common in anyone who suffers a traumatic event.
For someone who tries to help or minister to such victims it’s easier to get them to believe it’s all an illusion or in their mind then to have to deal with the layers of psychic and spiritual trauma such an event causes. Dealing with that kind of pain, bondage and possible demonic pain takes a special person who moves in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and is appointed & anointed for such a task. It takes a tremendous amount of compassion and commitment to that individual for as long as it takes to see them through their healing and deliverance. Someone who claims that “unless they admit it’s all a delusion I cannot help them” is telling the truth. THEY cannot help them because they are neither called to or are equipped to help them.
So, for both parties the position of “denial” is a self-serving one and one that will not end well. Both will find themselves in a position of claiming peace, peace and sudden destruction will come upon them because they were not willing to submit to the fullness of the Word, both Living and Written. Take it from someone with experiential knowledge over the last 22-years do not bury it or deny it or it will come back to haunt you later on. And, it will be a button the enemy will push at just the right moment in an attempt to steal your peace and joy.
It’s also much easier to deny any of this is happening because to accept it means that the threat is ever present and active. However, we are told in 1 Peter 5:8 that there is a “roaring lion” out there looking to devour (tear apart) believers. The threat is always there and we must recognize it and resist it. We cannot deny it. That will only lead us directly into the gaping jaws of the enemy.
So, for me, if I admit the possibility of these UFOs, abductions, mutilations or other supernatural events it doesn’t make me weaker or fill me with fear. I know Whom I serve and that greater is He who is with me then he who is against me. I know that greater is He who is in me then he who is in the world. Bring on the UFOs, Fallen Angels posing as Aliens, et al for the same Spirit that raised Yeshua/Jesus from the dead is in me and that same Spirit created ALL things. So, I have the Power of the Creator over the creation inside of me. Like young David I will have the strength and courage to run toward that enemy in full confidence of victory because HE is with ME. No fear because I have nothing to fear.
Okay, time to get off of the supernatural soap box.
Too much work to do for and in the Kingdom.
Thanks for listening.
Shalom & Blessings,
Richard J Grund
The Porch & SRT the Supernatural Response Team.