GOD'S WAY OF SUCCESS 3: CONSIDER THE BIG PICTURE

 
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MATTHEW 18:10-14

10  Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. 11  For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. 12  How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray? 13  And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray. 14  Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

This is a unique glimpse into the heart of God expressed to us in the simplest of terms. This is what Christ uses to depict Him and His people; the Shepherd and His sheep- this is the big picture. Christ makes it easy to understand for those who have eyes to see, and ears to hear. If we assume because we know the truth that we are beyond these concerns, we better think again. The clear picture of Christ's redemptive work in the Scriptures, which we did not have before we came to Christian Identity, is that Christ came only to save the lost sheep of the family of Israel (Matthew 15:24).

The contents of this passage uncovers one of the main purposes for which we've been awakened. As you will see, God's way of success leads thru the highways and hedges in search of lost sheep. No matter our plight, it is our responsiblity to assume our place in the framework of spreading the Gospel of Christ. We need not go too far to find someone we love who has yet to be awakened. We must reach deep within and find a way to effectively penetrate the darkness, in hopes of seeing Christ turn the light on inside them.

There are only two kinds of Israelite sheep; those that are saved and those that are lost. Judeochristianity doesn't have lost sheep only, to condemn our own family members to Hell. When all along the Scriptures teach how "All Israel shall be saved" (Romans 11:26). Isn't it a shame how quick our carnal mind wants to assume the worst of our own people, even when they've been blinded. We know the truth and now it's time to act.

Begin seeing your kindred Israelites in a more compassionate light- the big picture. For it seems the further gone one is (in our passage), the more excited the Good Shepherd is to "go into a mountain" even, to get that sheep. There is no greater rejoicing this side of heaven than when a lost Israelite is found and brought into the flock or His assembly of believers.

With God's excitement in reaching His sheep, where do you think our sharpest attention ought to be?! Seeing the big picture means we make it our highest priority to be about this our Father's business. That is why Christ has revealed the truth to us, so we can take it to other Israelites. Proverbs 11:30 says, "The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he that winneth souls is wise." Keep this in mind as Christ continues to reveal to you His wisdom.

MATTHEW 18:10

10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

In this cynical world it's easy to fall into despising our people, especially when we see what our people are capable of. Yet if we're humble, we more clearly see the plight of our people and that Christ is the only Answer. Along with this we have angels assigned to us by God. God knows everything that's going on with each individual Israelite, inside and out. He is ever-present to help us, if only we will believe.

Christ says in the Sermon on the Mount, "Judge not, that ye be not judged." This doesn't mean we are never to judge. It means if you do judge, you better be ready to be judged by someone else. Despising some one wrongly is based on poor judgment. Yet Christ is saying we shouldn't despise one another at all. We must find a way to at least pray for another white if we have a hard time caring much for them.

MATTHEW 18:11

11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

What is "that which was lost"? It's the lost sheep of the tribes of Israel. That's who "the Son of Man" Yahweh God in Adamic flesh, came to save. For Israelites are the only ones who the Scriptures ever describe as His sheep. In addition, only Israelites can be lost because we're the only ones that had a love relationship with Him in the first place.

Think about it: He knows everything about us because He lives inside of every single Israelite by His Spirit. But we also have His angels watching over us. Non-whites do not have either of these advantages and they never will- the presence of the Holy Spirit inside them or what's referred to as, guardian angels. The only thing God will say to all non-whites on the day of judgment is: "I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity" (Matthew 7:23).

Coming into Christian Identity we can lose sight of our responsibility to reach the lost. The good thing is now, we know exactly who Christ's sheep are- our white brothers and sisters. We don't share the Gospel with goats, wolves, or any other non-white. For we know the Shepherd gave His life only for the sheep; Christ died for our white kindred and they need Him. The big picture reflects these ideas.

MATTHEW 18:12

12  How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?

Obviously the Shepherd is not worried about the ninety and nine. He goes right off and leaves them for the lost one. This reveals His priority is in reaching the lost. He wants us to be interested in finding lost sheep, instead of just sitting around with the ninty and nine. Christ says this to cultivate our love for our lost brethren.

He even wants us to go after those who've really "gone astray" "into the mountains." They're not difficult to find. So many of our lost brethren have drifted into the loftiness of man-made religion. Yet at one time we may have thought that we'd been found, only to realize that we had never even heard the true voice of the Shepherd, only that of clever hirelings.

The farther we must go to reach someone, the fuller their appreciation will be toward the Shepherd for finding them. Good examples of this would be Mary Magdalene and Saul of Tarsus. Those who are more apt to stay closer by the Shepherd's side, are those who know how much it means to be with Him. How much do you appreciate what Christ has done for you?

The big picture is how God wants Israel reached at all cost. We must begin to make an effort to impact someone else. We were lost and someone found us, now we need to go find someone else. At home, at work, even in our leisure, we are always considering the big picture of the Gospel, our people's need to hear the message about their Shepherd.

MATTHEW 18:13

13  And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.

Our Shepherd can help us overcome every circumstance. Just look at what He's already done to help you! The opportunity is ours to begin reaching out. We can depend upon Him to deal with His people inwardly, as we seek to bring them the Word in due season. We cannot just remain in the comforts of the flock, when our Shepherd's attention is on the lost. In some way, we must get out there in order to represent our Shepherd.

MATTHEW 18:14

14  Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

When it comes to the big picture, everything is in harmony with "The will of your Father which is in heaven." Let's take a look closer at a passage and a verse that are twisted into universal 'overtures,' which actually only refer to Israel:

I TIMOTHY 2:1-6

1  I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2  For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3  For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4  Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 5  For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 6  Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

This passage has been butchered by universalists. If you do not know the Gospel of Christ, that's what you do. As we've seen throughout the Scriptures, non-whites are not "men" or Adamites. Therefore, non-whites are not included in God's will when it comes to salvation and coming to the knowledge of the truth.

Our efforts in reaching our lost brethren should always be bathed in prayer. No matter what station of life they may be in, if they are white, they need to hear about Christ and be told they are an Israelite. As this passage is teaching, God wants all Israelites "to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth," how do we know? Because He only "gave himself a ransom for all" Israel.

II PETER 3:9

9  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Here's another verse that is twisted into universalism, which also teaches the exclusivity of salvation for "the Lord is not slack concerning his promise," what promise is that? The promise He made in Isaiah:

ISAIAH 45:25

25  In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified and glory.

So based on "his promise" Yahweh "is longsuffering to usward" referring to the "scattered" Israelite people the Apostle Peter penned both of these Epistles to (I Peter 1:1; 2:6-9). Therefore the context itself shows how God is "not willing that any" of Israel "should perish" ultimately, so none will. For His will is that "all should come to repentance," all Israel. To twist this to teach universalism is to ignore the entire context of the Scriptures. The big picture of God's will is salvation for all Israel. Our greatest success in this life comes thru always looking for opportunities to love and reach our kindred.

So as Christ taught us to pray: "Our Father...thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven," we are praying for the carrying out of the big picture of Christ's redemption- the will of God in saving Israel. Again He said, "Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish." Now you know this. Stop worrying about your own salvation and turn your concern toward those you love who do not know. Be one of the Israelites who "obtain a better resurrection" as the Apostle Paul spoke of in Hebrews chapter 11, rather than one who is raised in "shame and everlasting contempt" according to Daniel 12.

REFLECTION

The greatest reward of our success will come if we hear these seven simple words from our Shepherd one day: "Well done thou good and faithful servant." If we want to hear those words we'll always consider the big picture.