Give Unto Ceasar?
Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness. YIELD NOT YOUR MEMBERS AS INSTRUMENTS OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS...(Romans 6:12-16).
This is the place to take a closer look at the words Give Unto Caesar. It is a favorite quotation of the prophets of Ba'al. The various churches under their sway have wrapped this saying around themselves and the people like a set of chains. They think it says "Give unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's," and to this unholy misconception they offer themselves and their children. The Lord's groanings vibrate in our ears as we hear the people declaring what they have been told he said. They teach other, saying "we must give unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's". But what he said to them, "as he perceived their wickedness," was "WHY TEMPT ME YE HYPOCRITES?" (Luke 20:21-26; Matthew 22:17-26...KJV).
They asked if it was lawful to render unto Caesar, even though the commandments NOT to do so were already contained in the Scriptures. It is written: The earth is the Lord's and the fulness thereof, the world, and they that dwell therein. (Psalm 24:1). Caesar himself does not belong to Caesar, so why would God give us to him? Does God enslave the Spirit to the flesh? Well, yes, but only in the sense that every spirit is born into a body of flesh, and only in the sense that God sent Israel down to Egypt--but this so that the people might learn, not only how to overcome the Darkness, but why. The ruler was created by God to fulfill all the ordinances of Darkness:
For the Scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my Power in thee, and that my Name might be declared throughout all the earth...(Romans 9:17).
Now who is Pharaoh but Caesar? And who is Caesar but a king? And who is a king but a president? And how did God show His Power in Pharaoh? By destroying him and all his host, and drowning them beneath the sea. As a people who have come to a full age, we ask, "Why would God give His people over to a power that He himself has purposed to destroy?
For the Mystery of Iniquity doth already work...2 Thessalonians 2:7-12; Malachi, chapter 4....(KJV).
Caesar is ordained by God to instruct the children of Light in the ways of Darkness. He and Pharaoh are one, even as the children of this world are one with the mind that rules over the lower order. God created the lower order, first of all, in order to reveal ourselves to ourselves, and then, that He might reveal Himself and how it is that He rises up against the powers of the earth in the form of opposing powers; and how He will rise up again to destroy any future attempt to duplicate the forms of political and economic evils that have been demonstrated to the world throughout this course of recorded history. Pharaoh, or Caesar, (or the Papacy), or a President, all of these sit as chiefs over the lower order:
But...you hath he quickened who were dead in trespass and sins, wherein in times past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the Prince of the Power of the Air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience... (Ephesians 2:2).
For ye were sometimes Darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as the children of Light...AND HAVE NO FELLOWSHIP WITH THE UNFRUITFUL WORKS OF DARKNESS, but rather reprove them.. (Ephesians 5:8, 11; Matthew 7:16-20).
The World-ruler is called the Prince of the Power of the Air because he is so intricately connected to the course of the Mystery of Christ which has been on an epic flight across history, from the rising of the Sun in the East (out of ancient Egypt) to the setting of the Sun here in the West (in America). It is understood in the words: Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on Eagle's Wings and brought you unto myself. (Exodus 19:4-6; 1 Thess.4:16-18). Thus Paul, always looking toward the fulness of time, also says: For the Mystery of Iniquity doth already work. (2 Thess. 2:1-12).
The realm of EGYPT, where also Our Lord was crucified...Revelation 11:8
The architects of the American government, who are referred to by the American church as "Our Founding Fathers," after they seized upon this land, were also compelled by God--when they were considering a design for the national seal--to engrave upon the national consciousness this very episode of Israel's epic flight from the lower realm. Thomas Jefferson, after describing the obverse side of how he thought the seal should be inscribed, said:
"On the other side of the Great Seal should be the following device: Pharaoh sitting in an open chariot, a crown on his head, and a sword in his Right Hand, passing through the divided waters of the Red Sea, in pursuit of the Israelites. Rays from a pillar of Fire in the Cloud, expressive of the Divine Presence and Command, beaming on Moses, who stands of the shore, and extending his hand over the sea, causes it to overthrow Pharaoh.
Motto, 'Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God.'"
Of course Jefferson could not have had any idea in his time that the words in Genesis 15:7-16 were referring to the people's spiritual captivity in America in these last times, or to events that would unfold at the end of the 20th century. Neither did Congress; it selected another instead, depicting the Great Eagle itself. With both Olive Branches and Arrows held in its talons it reflects the words: Let them grow together until the harvest. (Matthew 13:30).
The early Church (those who understood the mysteries) already knew the fate of Caesar and the Roman empire:
I will send my fear before thee, and will destroy all the people to whom thou shalt come, and I will make all thine enemies turn their backs to thee.
And I will send hornets (humans with the spirits of hornets in them) before thee, and shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite from before thee.
I will not drive them out from before thee in one year, lest the land become desolate and the beast of the field multiply against thee.
By little and little will I drive them out from before thee, until thou be increased and inherit the land...
THOU SHALT MAKE NO COVENANTS WITH THEM, NOR WITH THEIR GODS. (This means, with their Caesars, their popes, their kings, or their presidents, and especially when these take the Name of Jesus Christ in their mouths without walking in the precepts of Christ themselves. In which case even Jesus Christ becomes a false god).
They shall not dwell in thy land (and because the true Israel is not allowed to occupy any land on earth, the text means: They shall not dwell in thy heart or in thy mind), lest they make thee sin against me; for if thou serve their gods it will surely be a snare unto thee...(Exodus 23:27-33; Luke 21:35).
It is also written: The Lord will punish the host of the High ones that are in high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth. (Isaiah 24:21), and, He shall cut off the spirit of princes. He is terrible to the kings of the earth. (Psalm 76:12). So when they asked him to expound the doctrine of the "slavery of Kings" he could see that they were trying to ensnare him in his words. Had he expounded it clearly it would have been at the expense of the entire epic. (Matthew 13:10-15). It was not time yet. The sons of Darkness would have refrained from doing what was naturally in their hearts to do: sit on thrones, or declare war on Austria as Woodrow Wilson was fated to in 1917. They would have been able to "act" differently, refraining from power and thus fully deceiving the children of Light. They would have been able to slip into the-age-to-come with the children of the Kingdom, appearing to be of the same spirit. Not knowing who they were, and unable to distinguish their lofty rhetoric and smooth-sounding words from the truth, they would soon come to power again in the same manner as they came to power in this age of Darkness, and the whole cycle of judgments would begin again. Therefore God laid a snare for them.
It is written...
I exhort therefore, that first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for ALL men.
FOR kings, and ALL that are in authority, THAT THEY MAY LEAD A QUIET AND PEACEABLE LIFE IN GOODNESS AND HONESTY...(1 Timothy 2:1,2).
...but the apostate church, having made its pacts with the lower world, and having added to the context of Paul's words, now finds itself praying, not "FOR" Caesar, or the President, but "WITH" him, becoming in turn his priests and prophets--the prophets of Ba'al. And what do these World-leaders pray for? For God to be quiet and peaceable, so that their own earthly authority may continue. Therefore, with the words in his heart that say...
Evil men understand not judgment, but they that seek the Lord understand all things...(Proverbs 28:4,5).
...he said to them, "Show me a coin." Seeing the image of their god imprinted on it--knowing it would not be so for those who have endeared themselves to the whole of God's teachings--he gave them permission to do what was already in their hearts to do...even as it was said of them in 1776, "The revolution was in the hearts and minds of the people." (Open the pages of the Book of Isaiah at the time of the American and French revolutions, and understand 1 Peter, chapter 2 at the same time). Therefore it is also written: And they could not take hold of his words. (Luke 20:26).
And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given...
Therefore I speak unto them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears for they hear.
For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
Hear ye therefore the parable of the Sower...(Matthew 13:10-18; Isaiah 6:9-110).
He wished they could have come close enough to be instructed. He would have told them that nothing belongs to Caesar, save our compassion for him, and our knowledge of his great anointing from heaven. He is not our enemy until he attempts to draw us down into his realm, to fight his wars, or to stand up for him in his defense against God. Then he must be resisted. God has commissioned him to make an attempt on our souls, so that we could be instructed in the ways of Holy warfare. The Zealots too: if they would have listened, they would have learned that we do not have to storm Caesar's gates because God has already promised to throw them down for us. We simply go in and out liberating souls from his domain, and if he catches us, willingly suffering the consequences, and the death if need be as it has been revealed to us. Such a death leads to LIFE.
Nor do we bind ourselves to laws of Caesar's kingdom, especially when they are in violation of our own: After the doings of the land of Canaan whither I bring you shall ye not do. NEITHER SHALL THOU WALK IN THEIR ORDINANCES. (Leviticus 19:5). When the first Church aligned itself to the nations round about it God said: They have built the high places of Ba'al...WHICH I COMMANDED NOT, NOR SPAKE IT, NEITHER CAME IT INTO MY MIND. (Jeremiah 19:5). This means that we are not commanded, nor did God ever instruct us to obey the laws of this world...
But neither are we commanded to disobey the laws of men, when they are not in violation of God's laws. We are commanded to walk above them. And this because the highest legislative capabilities of men merely touch the lower wisdom of Heaven's laws. And because every thing good in man's laws is already contained in God's laws, to walk in them (even in the simplest precepts of men) is to come down from the heavenly places wherein we already dwell in Christ; and to break what is truly good in man's law is to have already transgressed the commandments of God. This, because the constitutions of men, their canons and their declarations, are all out of harmony with the just and radical requirements of God.
Keep therefore and do them; for this is your Wisdom and your Understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear of these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a Wise and Understanding people.
For what (other) nation is so great, who hath God so near unto them, as the Lord our God is in all things that we call upon Them for?
And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?
Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy children, and thy children's children...(Deuteronomy 4:6-9).
And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
And thou shalt write them (once again) upon the posts of thine house, and on thy gates...(Deuteronomy 6:4-9).
As for the present Caesar--the President of the United States of America?
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
And that no man might buy or sell, save that he had the mark (the mark of Cain of course...Genesis 4:8-15), or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Here is Wisdom. Let him that hath Understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred Sixty and Six...(Revelation 13:16-18).
Chapter 11, The Nature and the Mark of the Beast
The Number Six Hundred, Sixty and Six