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The Doctrine of the Pivot. Part 2.
Our main passage is ROM 9:29 which says And just as Isaiah foretold or predicted, “Except the Lord of Sabaoth [not the Sabbath but the Lord of the armies or literally the Lord of the military or of the Christian soldiers].ROM 9:29, “Except the Lord of Sabaoth [armies] had left to us a posterity [a sperma which refers to those believers who live in the nature of God or the sperm of God referring to His seed and therefore a reference to believers who are part of the pivot] And just as Isaiah foretold or predicted, “Except the Lord of Sabaoth [armies] had left to us a posterity [a pivot], We would have become as Sodom, and would have resembled Gomorrah.”
These are pivotal believers who live in the new nature as new creatures or new spiritual species who bring blessings upon the Clien nation, USA. So in ROM 9:29 the point is that those who live with God’s sperm, the nature of God, are the reason for any blessing upon the client nation. God’s sperm is characterized by the believers actions as 1PE 1:23, For you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and abiding word of God.
The purpose of this analogy with Sodom and Gomorrah is to reveal the importance of the fact that in every generation, the Lord always provides doctrinal teachers with doctrinal believers who become a part of the pivot that stops Satan from taking complete control of the earth. If not, we would all become like Sodom and Gomorrah, not necessarily like their lifestyle but like their destruction. Therefore, we have begun a very important doctrine for us to understand which is;
a. The pivot is defined as the accumulation of mature or spiritually adult believers living in a client nation in a specific geographical location, MAT 5:13-14.
b. While a pivot is composed primarily of mature believers, it also includes those new positive believers whose momentum has carried them into any legitimate stage of spiritual adulthood.
c. A third principle under the definition is that technically, the pivot also includes believers who have fulfilled the principle of “virtue first” as their first priority in the plan of God.
Not works or their own righteousness but virtue first! The command for the Christian way of life is virtue first.
These believers are apostate, recognized by their own cliches’, their hypocritical sweet personalities, their self-righteousness, their crusader arrogance, their distortion of doctrine and disorientation to reality, and they are potential revolutionists. In fact, a certain number of these type of believers are even mentally ill from arrogance. In fact, you can also recognize the shrinking of the pivot by the social action and civil disobedience advocated and practiced by believers. Therefore, the true Christian influence in the national entity is spiritual.
The believer’s civil responsibility is defined under the laws of divine establishment, as in ROM 13:1-10, Let every person be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore he who resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same; for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath upon the one who practices evil. Wherefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience’ sake. For because of this you also pay taxes, for rulers are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing. Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor. Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. For this, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; love therefore is the fulfillment of the law.
Christianity must never be the state, though religion always tries to be the state, (e.g., Arab countries like Iran and Syria). Both countries who are anti-Semitic and fallen apart and then of course blaming Israel and the great Satan, the USA. When, as Isaiah predicted and the Bible predicted two thousand years ago about the fact that there would be an Arab-Israeli conflict until the Lord comes back.
GAL 4:22-23, says For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the bondwoman [Hagar-Ishamel=father of the Arab race] and one by the free woman [Sarah-Isaac-father of the Jewish race]. But the son [a reference to Ishmael] by the bondwoman [Hagar-Sarah’s slave] was born according to the flesh,
A reference to the fact that Abraham and Sarah tried to fulfill the promise of God on their own, and of course that failed. Both Abraham and Sarah should have waited upon the Lord or the divine timing of God.
GAL 4:24-25, This is allegorically speaking: for these women are two covenants, one proceeding from Mount Sinai[referring to the bondage of the Law] bearing children who are to be slaves; she is Hagar. Now this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children.
One is like the Jew but not the true Jew. In reality, Hagar and her son Ishmael represent the Arab race and the bondage of the flesh or the human nature.
GAL 4:26, But the Jerusalem above is free; she is our mother.
This represents the true Jew who was born from Abraham and Sarah.
GAL 4:27, For it is written, “Rejoice, barren woman [a reference to Sarah who thought she was beyond menapause didn’t think it was possible to have a child.]
However Sarah forgot MAT 19:26, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” In fact, speaking of a woman who was also beyond menopause, Elizabeth, we read concerning her pregnancy in LUK 1:37, “For nothing will be impossible with God.” You better be careful ladies, you might have another one!
GAL 4:29, But as at that time he who was born according to the flesh [Ishmael] persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit [Isaac], so it is now also.
The battle between Ishmael and Isaac still goes on today in the analogy between the Arabs and the Jews. Today as a client nation to God and especially as a part of the pivot the influence of Christianity is not produced by influencing with Christian principles, but by growing in grace and establishing a pivot that has invisible historical impact. And this does not mean we are to force Christian principles upon the citizens of our nation. God forbid that we ever become like France when John Calvin literally has some French citizens beaten and even put to death because of rejecting the Bible. All in the name of religion influencing the state or the government. Again, here we see the evil of religion using the Bible or other books of other religions as justification.
It is possible for a man such as John Calvin to have been a “great theologian” and at the same time to act in this reprehensible way and afterwards show no remorse, all the person had to do is forget about the mercy and forgiveness that God had toward them. Never take MAT 6:14-15 lightly which says, “For if you forgive men for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.”