An Open Letter to the Remnant of Jesus Christ
Greetings in the name of our King, Jesus Christ!
This letter is being sent out with the purpose of opening up the lines of communication to take dominion for the Kingdom of Christ. The time has come, and is past, for us to seek the face of our Savior. None of us have the answers. We need to be led by the captain of the hosts who is Lord of all. We pray that this letter will stir the need for us to come together to pray, seek God's counsel and guidance, and initiate discussion on this topic which is of utmost importance. It is not only a matter of survival but of moving from survival to victory.
One of the biggest pleasures in life is leading my household in service to God and being able to experience the fellowship among God's people. We have truly been blessed as a family, a church, and with the many friends we have had the opportunity to fellowship and serve with.
Within these happy and blessed times it is evident that we are living in days of GREAT DANGER. Unfortunately, we have been too quick to unrighteously judge those who have fallen victim to Federal tyranny or any other level for that matter. We sometimes are too quick to say "they just didn't do it right," as though if it had been us, the powers that be would have thanked us for setting them back on the straight and narrow. We quote strategies from "trusts" to "not using your zip code" but all these have failed. Some are actually quit ridiculous. In fact, nothing seems to work to any degree of consistent reliability.
One reason they don't work is some were just designed to hide us. Some of us were actually using strategies that were not only meant to elude, but were taunting their pursuers at the same time. Naturally, they were made examples of.
Resistance is one thing but to use a strategy that the only purpose is to create a silver bullet of protection and then attempt to wave it in their face is ridiculous. This does not even ensure survival much less victory. It does get you three meals and free lodging though!
There's also much said about "getting out of the system." This too, if it works, at best accomplishes something only for the one "out of the system" and serves little to correct the abominations and tyranny around us.
We must realize that there are no silver bullets or tricks to make us comfortable as we run, hide. The only protection we have is God. Yet, God did not necessarily call us to be protected. God has called us to follow Him, trust Him, and take dominion for His Kingdom. Any people not willing to suffer loss are a people who can never take dominion.
Of course it is one thing to live in perilous times but it is another thing not to be equipped for the battle. Unfortunately, this is the situation we are in. We have wasted many years and now we are even further behind in this race for dominion.
This becomes more evident every time one of our people gets singled out and made examples of. We are absolutely powerless to help them, or so we think. Has our God become inept? Or is He waiting to hear us say "enough is enough," stand in the gap, and call on Him to lead us?
A few will respond by saying "What is He waiting for us to do?" This is a great question and one still to be answered. As Paul Hall said at the recent Media Bypass Convention the first place we should start is by going from our feet to our knees. Now, I believe in the power of God and in prayer. But this is just the beginning. It is from here that we need to start making some progress. However, when we squander the opportunities, time, and resources given to us by God and turn to Him only at the last minute what does that say about us? We need to get busy on this project.
However, let us not underestimate prayer and our responsibilities to seek Yahweh our God. Right now we need to be praying that our God would lead us to battle for His Kingdom. We need to seek His will on what the times necessitate and what our actions should be.
We need to pray that God would give us the courage to stand up against those who seek to destroy His Kingdom. The remnant needs to stop obeying, supporting, and appeasing this wicked system and those who run it. If the entire faithful remnant said "enough is enough" and worked toward tearing down the altars of “Baal” we would begin to see a change.
Yet, the fact is we have wasted so much and have nothing to show for it. The liberals in the state of Indiana have their Indiana Civil Liberties Union (ICLU) but we do not have our Indiana Christian Liberties Union. We have no voice and no support to defend our people or our cause. For this reason our people suffer under the hand of tyranny.
I am going to let everyone in on a secret. Until will are able to take our message and strive to overpower the other side, things shall continue as they are. Until we become respectable and able to intellectually and with dignity present and defend our cause and go on the offensive we shall continue to get trampled upon.
Until we are able to capitalize on the disenfranchised, both poor and rich, simpletons and intelligent, and give them something to become part of and belong to, we are no different than a bunch of stuffy old men who get together to discuss philosophical, political, and religious ideas.
We speak a lot about dominion but don't seem to understand what it implies. We have become victims of the "run, hide" method. Yet, these tactics do not work when it comes to taking dominion. The church became corrupt so instead of creating a pure and undefiled church what have we done? Run, hide!
It is way past time to start looking for another idea. Run, hide does not change anything, it does not present our message, nor does it support our people.
Another problem is anarchy, or as the Bible says, "Everyone doing that which is right in their own eyes." How can you structure a Kingdom without Law? Yet, this is what many of our people are practicing. The only kind of government they believe in is self-government. This is good for men who voluntarily comply but the Law was not made for the righteous. In other words, what does a righteous man have to fear from structure, government, Laws, and rules as long as they are God's? Furthermore, you can not take dominion religiously, politically, and economically without making these three areas lawfully in subjection to God.
The fact is our enemies, blind brethren, and just Biblically illiterate brothers are smarter than us. They have changed the church, the government, and the economy to the system of their god and have totally restructured the system without the use of force. They have done this through much sacrifice, small steps, tireless energy, and by feeding on our sins. Actually, they have used us to accomplish their plan. Rest assured, they do however, plan on attempting the use of force shortly to eliminate His remnant.
Still yet, in some of the areas that they have not totally restructured, when one of their own runs into a brick wall they have support mechanisms set up to defend and aid their comrades and in the process further their cause.
What do we have? Nothing!
Well, I am not going to take it anymore. I am not going to sit silently as we slide off the scene into oblivion because we won't wake up and smell the coffee.
It kind of reminds me of the Shakers. They were a group of people with some odd beliefs but soon died out. However, there are a lot of groups with odd beliefs that deceive our people still yet today. They are growing and taking dominion in certain places and circumstances but we are not anywhere. Odd beliefs do not dictate that a group will fade away but yet the Shakers did. The reason why is because one of their beliefs was that they did not believe in marriage or even reproduction. But thinking about that don't you think it rather strange that when the group was getting old and with just a handful remaining they still did not see the fruitless, detrimental, and destructive practice this was to their group?
So, we can continue to run, hide, or better yet, we can start to build our defensive and offensive strategy, build and equip our team, and structure our organization. Or we can run, hide until they have completely taken everything over and everything that we have preached was in vain.
However, there is a better way. We can get our own house in order and start rebuilding the foundations and the structure. It is not enough to tear down the altars of “Baal” if we do not replace them with the altars of Yahweh.
"If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?" -Psalms 11:3
This question is asked many times although worded in various ways. Yet, the answer is found in this chapter. In verse 7 it says that Yahweh "loveth righteousness and His countenance doth behold the upright." In other words, if the foundations be destroyed what are we to do? Be righteous and upright. On the surface, it may not seem like much but think about what that means.
If we lived our lives righteously and uprightly, which means doing everything that God has commanded us to do and not doing those things that He told us not to do, we would be rebuilding what has been destroyed. We would be taking back the church, the government, and the economy.
We need to start getting our house in order by first correcting ourselves. Usually we want to start with everyone else. However, what must first happen is for the man of the house to make Jesus Christ his Lord and Savior. The men must become submissive to Jesus Christ and His Word before they can ever expect the rest of the family to become submissive to them.
The Crown Rights of Jesus Christ must begin to be established in the home. It is simply a jurisdictional principle. Who do you belong to? To whom does the home belong to?
This is why it is essential that the spiritual leaders work on the implementation of God's Kingdom. Implementing the Kingdom is taking dominion. Yet, can we name one area in which this has been mapped out much less accomplished?
The reason why this is of most importance is because there are several areas in which you can not be faithful to what the Word of God has commanded if we are not implementing God's Kingdom nationally. Several examples of this are usury, land Sabbaths, food laws, etc. There are many other things that can never be implemented until we establish Biblical government. For us to enforce these things without the implementation of God's rule becomes anarchy.
Unfortunately, at best our vision only extends to destroying what has been corrupted. But no thought is given to creating a new nation under God. Presently, we (Union Christian Church) have been working on a Declaration of Dependence. It is time for us to declare our allegiance to the King of kings and Lord of lords. In Acts chapter 17 we learn that the early church was declaring another King, one Jesus. We must do the same.
Many of you have taken the correct step in rebuilding the foundation concerning your home and your children. We have returned to a patriarchal system, we have returned the mother back to the home; we have kept our children out of the system by having them born at home. However, what good will it be to have kept them from having birth certificates and social security numbers if we have not torn down the altars of "Baal" and established God's system in our land? Once our children are grown they are going to have to enter the system and all that work will have been for naught.
I am sure that some will say that they have trained their children in such a way that they will refuse to enter the system. The result of that will only put them in jail or make them reliant upon others who are in the system. Hardly what I would call taking dominion!
Still, many others are too fearful and would rather stay in their comfort zone. Yet, there is no comfort zone as long as tyranny, abominations, and lawlessness exist in our land. Although we use the Ben Franklin quote about those who give up liberty for security deserve neither in reference to the "other" side, I am more and more convinced it is us who are the objects of that principle. Some of you are probably nervous that you even received this letter because of the contents. You are thinking that I am attempting to have you thrown in jail over some small matter. Absolutely not! I am talking about the Lordship of Jesus Christ and the establishment of His Kingdom. The question is "who is Lord?"
Safety, security, and liberty are only found in the Kingdom of Christ. Until Jesus Christ is Lord over our land there will be no safety, security, or liberty. So, one of the problems we must overcome is our fear. For if fear keeps us from taking dominion for Christ we will never rid ourselves of these perilous times.
Notice Jesus' attitude in the midst of perilous times.
"His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again? Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him." -John 11:8-10
I know many have apprehensions and fears about a lot of things. Unless we begin to build, it's not going to matter, because without making an attempt nothing is going to change in our favor. I am going to take my shot at it. If I succeed or fail, I will at least know that I did my duty to my God and my fellow man.
If we are ever going to enter into this area in which to do battle for this land there are a few things we are going to have to establish:
1. Individual lives walking in obedience to God.
2. Godly homes.
3. Godly local churches.
4. Brotherhoods of Churches with a clear systematic theology.
5. A real defense organization aiding and supporting our people through entanglements with the courts.
6. A political presence.
Now there are several things that fall underneath each heading, but without getting real specific I hope you can begin to see what I mean. We are going to have to do what they do but only better for our cause. This does not mean a compromised position even though many of our people need to learn about timing, tact, and frankly, just when to keep your mouth shut.
Although these are things that must be looked at and worked upon for the future, what can we do right now? Right now we have a brother and a friend who is facing Federal tyranny with the possibility of financial ruin not to mention some of the other serious aspects that could result. However, the problem is this has happened many times before and continues to happen everywhere in our nation. Sometimes the issue might be taxes and other times home-schooling but the fact is we just let them get fed to the wolves.
Even though we are not where we should be what can we do right now?
1. Fall on your face before God confessing your specific sins and our collective sins. Pray and fast that God would show His mighty hand and deliver our brother and his family.
2. If you know the person/family, write letters or send e-mails of encouragement. If you call don't occupy too much of their time.
3. If they want their situation to be public, inform others by phone, e- mail, letter, or word of mouth.
4. Get others to commit to pray and fast on their behalf.
5. Have a special meeting at your church or Bible study group to read passages of deliverance, pray for deliverance, and if necessary pray imprecatory prayers. We encourage you to fully understand the nature and timing of imprecatory prayers and not be too quick to pray in such a way. We are commanded to be at peace with all men if at all possible.
6. Help, support, and aid in anyway possible this brother and his family.
7. If one of our own is hauled into their courts go to the proceedings. Be respectful, do not speak out, and remain silent and professional. Use your energy to silently pray.
8. Inform some more people even after you think you have done your duty in telling others.
9. Pray and fast some more.
10. Repeat step number 9.
The above is just an emergency plan until we right our wrongs of the past. Until we change our apathy we are going to continue to see our brethren smitten one at a time. Our people will continue to be ravaged, financially destroyed, homes broken up, fathers and mothers incarcerated, children stolen away to be raised by a corrupt state, and everyone else just sitting around waiting for their turn.
What is essential is for everyone to get involved in the church of Jesus Christ. I realize that many of our people do not have this benefit in their area. However, they can become extended members of a local church until God opens the opportunity for a local church in their area.
A local church could extend its reach to other areas as well. Until a local area can have its own independent church, a local body could still be organized and function in that area under the direction of an existing church.
However, most people are confused about what the church is. For more information about the nature of the church please see our Beyond Survival series which is coming soon.
Until then, let me point out that the church is simply the local body of Christ's Kingdom here on the earth. It is a body of redeemed Israelites who have covenanted themselves to God and each other into a local body politic. There are six purposes for the local church:
2. Worship and Praise
6. Fulfill Dominion Mandate. What is meant here is the true Church of Jesus Christ becoming the true power. It is God's rule and system established in our land.
7. Joint Defense
The church is also to be a defense and refuge against attacks on:
A. the Home
B. the Church
C. our People
D. our Heritage
E. our Liberty
F. our Posterity
G. our Government which is the Kingdom of Christ
H. our God-given Rights.
The reason I have listed these out further is because of the times in which we live. All these things are being perpetrated against us and we are wandering about in confusion and despair.
However, it should not be that way. We should not be the laughing stock. We should not be looked upon as kooks, quacks, and wild-eyed crazies. But we have isolated ourselves into this situation because we have not rebuilt the foundations.
Take for instance Lot and the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Had Lot just been performing a few of the simple tasks that God has issued to us the city would have been spared and who knows what could have happened. It would have then been possible for the cities to repent like Nineveh. But there was no opportunity because Lot had failed.
Had Lot just assembled a faithful remnant of 10 people the city would have been spared. The problem ended up being that Lot had not been faithful. Sure the city was destroyed because of its wickedness but had there been 10 righteous God would have spared it.
Although Abram had interceded through prayer, Lot had failed to be a righteous influence and because of that the city met with destruction. Let's say we could build local churches of righteous men who would stand in the gap. God might just spare our local towns from the destruction that is upon us.
These righteous pockets could also be the salt and the light to lead our people to righteousness and the dominion of Christ's Kingdom in our land. Of course how will we ever know if we do not do our duty?
As Pastor Charles Jennings pointed out in his open letter to Ministers and Laymen, we have been plagued by a lot of rubbish amongst us. Yet, all of this junk had nothing to do with reaching our people and establishing Christ's Kingdom.
None of us know God's will and as Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson said, "Duty is ours; consequences are God's." We must do our duty according to the Word of God and it must not be by our might, but through His Spirit and power. Pray that he allows us to know his will, provides the strength to do it, and lead us in battle and victory.
I am writing all of this because of a specific situation that is occurring with one of our brethren. I am not going to call his name unless he sees fit to make the situation public. But this I can say, it is our fault that our brethren experience these problems simply because they are attempting to stand for truth and be obedient to the Word of God.
It may not be this specific issue which is causing our brother to feel the heavy hand of tyranny that knocks on your door. However, one day you will hear that knock and you will feel the hand of tyranny as well. That is, unless we put the home, the church, and the government back on its proper foundation. There is no place to hide, no new land to flee to, or any safety in this wicked government. We only have one option left which is to be victorious in the name of Jesus Christ.
We must begin to restore the foundations, raise up a standard against the wicked, aid our brethren, set up our defenses, and, more importantly, work toward our offense and overcome.
Let us remember what the Scripture says:
"But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed." -James 1:22-25
"If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone." -James 2:15-17
"As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith." -Galatians 6:10
"But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel." -1 Timothy 5:8
Then we must focus on creating a mass movement to reclaim America back as a city set on a hill that cannot be hid, shining forth the light of the glorious Kingdom of Jesus Christ. We must recreate America into that prophetic Zion our forefathers sought to establish.
In conclusion, we are issuing this as a challenge to the remnant of Jesus Christ. The time to rise up is now. We have no choice but fulfill our commission by taking dominion of the land, defending the Crown Rights of Jesus Christ, and presenting the body of Christ as a chaste virgin. So there you go, we have much work to do. Its time to get serious about our duty and responsibility. The failures of the past and the apathy of the present has only helped to further the dominance of our enemies over us. The choice is ours, victory or defeat. Which will you choose? If you would like to set a new standard and commit yourself to the battle please contact us at Union Christian Church, 5355 Paragon Road, Martinsville, Indiana 46151. You may also call us at (812)597-5450 or e-mail us at email@example.com.
"Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins. Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God. Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours. Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high. Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to Yahweh? Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of Yahweh shall be thy rereward. Then shalt thou call, and Yahweh shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity; And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday: And Yahweh shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in." -Isaiah 58:1-12 [emphasis mine]
In His Service,
James Brown Jr.
Union Christian Church
James Brown Jr. is the pastor of Union Christian Church in Martinsville, Indiana and directs the Independent Christian Action Network. You can visit their web site at www.theonomy.org. Pastor Brown can be e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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