November 9, 2005 ©Homer
Commentary — From the Margins
The Killing Road
Last night just after sunset, just outside of Sebewaing, a doe stood on the asphalt, nuzzling her dead
fawn, another roadkill, its blood staining this jewel
of a planet, bright blue in a sea of darkness, a created death chamber in which
all that lives will die. The doe licked her fawn’s wounds, its broken bones
protruding through its hide. She seemed unafraid of the sugar beet trucks
delivering to the processing plant, unafraid of the pickups hauling hunters
home, of the cars making the circle tour of
But the mothering instinct of a dumb animal is a subject hardly worthy of serious exploration when the Christian Church as the last Eve systematically slays newly born sons of God through teaching a dispensation of Grace, while understanding neither Grace nor Law. Under the second covenant mediated by Christ Jesus, the laws of God—which He did not come to abolish—move from being written on two stone tablets, housed in a wood ark of the covenant in the Holy of holies, to two tablets of flesh, the heart and the mind, housed in a flesh and blood ark that will by baptized by Spirit and by fire as the wood ark of Noah was baptized by water. Baptism by Spirit and by fire will be unto life as baptism by water was unto death. However, baptism by Spirit will remove the cloak of Grace, thereby revealing the Body of the Son of Man, thereby liberating disciples from the law of sin and death that presently dwells in the fleshly members of every born-from-above son of God. And after the Son of Man is revealed, those liberated disciples who return to lawlessness because they believe they are under a dispensation of Grace will die in their sins when baptized by fire. Great will be the gnashing of teeth. Great will be the betrayal of disciples by their teachers of lawlessness, all of whom Jesus will deny knowing (Matt -23) when their judgments are revealed.
A dumb animal obeys the instincts placed within it; however, too many born anew disciples will not obey their Father or their elder brother, but obey, instead, the defeated prince of disobedience who broadcasts rebellion against the Father and the Son. These newly born sons of God walk the broad path, leading to delusion and destruction. They are, today, air breathing roadkills, each a spiritual firstborn son of God, awaiting the revealing of their judgments, awaiting being sacrificed in flames of gehenna. Yes, the majority of Christians are spiritually dead, slain because of their persistent lawlessness.
When certain elders of the circumcised nation, then in Babylonian captivity, came to the prophet Ezekiel to inquire of the Lord, the Lord said to Ezekiel, son of [the first] Adam,
Let them know the
abominations of their fathers, and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: On the
day when I chose Israel, I swore to the offspring of the house of Jacob, making
myself know to them in the land of Egypt; I swore to them, saying, I am the
Lord [YHWH] your God [Elohim]. On that day I swore to them
that I would bring them out of the
Then I said I would pour out my wrath upon
them and spend my anger against them in the midst of the land of Egypt. But
I acted for the sake of my name, that it should not be profaned in the sight of
the nations among whom they lived, in whose sight I made myself known to them
in bringing them out of the
But for His name’s sake, the
Lord would have slain
Again, because of
Then I said I would pour out my wrath upon them in the wilderness, to make a full end of them. But I acted for the sake of my name, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, in whose sight I had brought them out. Moreover, I swore to them in the wilderness that I would not bring them into the land that I had given them, a land flowing with milk and honey, the most glorious of all lands, because they rejected my rules and did not walk in my statutes, and profaned my Sabbaths; for their heart went after their idols. Nevertheless, my eye spared them, and I did not destroy them or make a full end of them in the wilderness.
And I said to their children in the wilderness, Do not walk in the statutes of your fathers, nor keep their rules, nor defile yourselves with their idols. I am the Lord your God; walk in my statutes, and be careful to obey my rules, and keep my Sabbaths holy that they may be a sign between me and you, that you may know that I am the Lord your God. But the children rebelled against me. They did not walk in my statutes and were not careful to obey my rules, by which, if a person does them, he shall live; they profaned my Sabbaths.
Then I said I would pour out my wrath upon them and spend my anger against them in the wilderness. But I withheld my hand and acted for the sake of my name, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, in whose sight I brought them out. (Ezek 20:13-22 — emphasis added)
In typology and for
disciples practicing typological exegesis, the physically circumcised nation is
the spiritually lifeless shadow [existing in one less dimension than that which
makes the shadow] of the spiritually circumcised holy nation of God. Being born-from-above
gives disciples, as sons of God, actual life in the heavenly realm while these
spiritual infants, toddlers, adolescents still dwell in fleshly tabernacles
that remain confined to darkness. Until their judgments are revealed, disciples
are imprisoned in darkness as are rebelling angels. All judgment occurs in this
death chamber that is the creation. And after the Law was given from atop
The land flowing with milk and honey that the
natural nation could not enter was God’s rest (Ps 95:10-11 & Heb ), its diminutive form being the weekly
Sabbath (Heb 4:9). The nation that left bondage to Pharaoh died in the wilderness—and
this natural nation is the shadow of the spiritual nation that will be
liberated from bondage to sin and death. God’s wrath in the form of a great
delusion will be poured out over the rebelling spiritual firstborn son, thereby
preventing this nation of
Moreover, I swore to them [the children of the nation that left Egypt] in the wilderness that I would scatter them among the nations and disperse them through the countries, because they had not obeyed my rules, but had rejected my statutes and profaned my Sabbaths, and their eyes were set on their fathers’ idols. Moreover, I gave them statutes that were not good and rules by which they could not have life, and I defiled them through their very gifts in their offering up all their firstborn, that I might devastate them. I did it that they might know that I am the Lord. (Ezek 20:23-26 — emphasis added)
Today, the last Eve offers up firstborn sons of God to the unquenchable fire of the valley of the son of Hinnom, [Ge-Hinnom] where physically circumcised Israelites offered their firstborns to the flames of Molech. She does so because her husband, the last Adam, has defiled this faithless wife through giving her statutes and rules by which neither she nor her firstborn sons can receive imperishable bodies. She is defiled through her teaching infant sons of God a dispensation of Grace that causes these children to erase from their hearts and minds the laws of God, received with spiritual birth. She effectively prevents spiritual children from going to their Father by having them pray to their elder brother, or to His breath [Pneuma ’Agion]. She is a murderess.
The doe alongside the road licked the wounds of her dead fawn. She couldn’t make it feel better; she couldn’t bring it back to life. Yet, the greater Christian Church, which today still has a chance to save the spiritual lives of many infant sons of God, seems bent upon butchering her children, cutting them into steaks that are wrapped and frozen, then thawed and seared in the lake of fire. Flame broiled—and served to the prince of darkness, the present ruler of this world.
The natural nation of
Therefore say to
the house of
Likewise, the spiritual
Broad is the road traveled by semis hauling sugar beets
to the processing plant, by pickup trucks and passenger cars and most
Christians going shopping on the Sabbath. Narrow is
the path that leads to God’s rest. And the Lord will not be inquired of by
those traveling the super highway that goes directly to the flames of the gehenna fire, foreshadowed by the
fires of Molech through which the natural nation of
Many will be the roadkills on this super highway to hell.
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