NO KING BUT JESUS! The Divine Revolution
Tract #14 of the “Higher Battles” series
written by Roddy Kenneth Street, Jr.
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During the time of the American Revolution, the colonists of the New World would no longer accept the authority of a British king. They sought to throw off their bonds and the accustomed subjugation to British rule. In those days of passionate warfare, the words "No king but Jesus!" became a popular battle cry of the colonists! It was shouted during most of the battles of the Revolutionary War.
The colonists felt they were enslaved by the British, and they were determined to gain their freedom! They would fight and die for that freedom, no matter what the cost.
Today people all over the world are still enslaved. Now they are enslaved instead by the worship of false teachers and false gods, by strange religions such as Humanism, Scientism, and Evolutionism... and by their own inner demons.
The time has come for you to stop bowing down to idols, devils, and false gods. The time has come for you to stop serving men and the dark forces of this world. It's time for you to start serving Almighty God!
You need to make a commitment to Jesus Christ, Who is the Lord of Heaven and a Righteous King.
You need to let the Creator of the Universe be crowned as the Divine Ruler of your heart! Cast down the crown of thorns that others have placed on Him, and let Jesus be ordained as the King of your life. Let the government of this world be upon His shoulders.
You should crown Jesus as Lord of your heart because He has EARNED that title! He sacrificed His life on the cross for YOU and for all of humanity. That means you can be a part of the group that finds salvation in His Holy Name.
He was tortured in your stead, for YOUR sake, so that you might be spared the torments of Hell! He's EARNED His title as King of Kings and Lord of Lords; he deserves no less than your total allegiance... and you OWE Him your respect. You owe Him your loyalty.
God came to a sin-ravaged world as Jesus Christ to rescue humanity from guilt and the evils of a Fallen World. Although born in a humble manger in Bethlehem, He is the Rightful King of the Earth, and He experienced both torture and mortal death for the inhabitants of our world.
You should declare allegiance to this Righteous King, and you should be willing to die for Him, the Holy One Who has already died for you! You should fight till the End against His Arrogant Adversary, Satan, who seeks to usurp His authority over the people of this Earth!
Once you have been blessed with the Light of Christ, you become a soldier of Jesus and you share in His Light. You will fight effectively against the forces of Darkness till you exit this world and join the triumphal host that has entered Heaven.
When Jesus is your Lord and King, you will oppose any person, force, or theory that would seek to dethrone your Sovereign Lord! You will fight against any devilish usurper!
The devils surround you at this moment, in great numbers, and they hope to keep you on their side, fighting against the God of Heaven. In the great masses of humanity are the countless liars who serve them, and they want you to be one of them. Vast numbers among the crowds of humanity have already sworn allegiance to the Father of Lies!
You need to CHOOSE this day whom you will serve -- God or Satan! You are either a soldier of God or a warrior of Satan. With every new dawn, you are given another opportunity to choose which lord you will serve.
The Children of Darkness are doing their best to steal control of this world, and they are truly the children of their Father, Satan. From the beginning he has been a liar, and he is correctly called the Father of Lies, but there are vast numbers who serve him.
Those who would be Children of Light, children of the Father in Heaven, must choose this day whom they will serve, for a vicious warfare is being waged all across the face of the Earth!
Will we be subjugated by the forces of darkness? Will we live under the tyranny of vile Satan, the Adversary of all humanity? Forbid it, Almighty God!
Let us instead battle for true freedom... for the liberty of faith in Christ!
God give us strength, so that we may fight effectively on His side. Let us never be seen running away from the conflict, for freedom comes only to those who are willing to fight for it.
Patrick Henry was one of the most eloquent men who has ever lived on this planet, and he was a devoted Christian, a lifelong soldier of God Almighty. In the time of worldwide warfare which is upon us now, his long-hallowed words are as powerful as ever. With only the most minor changes, his speech will become again a cry to the public masses... urging that all saved persons-- all those individuals who are born-again, bought with the blood of Jesus Christ-- should at last arise in a Divine Revolution.
As followers of the Only Holy, Righteous, and True God of this Universe, all the soldiers of Christ should on this day leap to their feet; they should now dedicate their lives and their sacred honor to His cause, praying that they will become the most loyal and patriotic warriors ever to fight for Almighty God and His Son Jesus Christ!
"If we wish to be free-- if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending-- if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained-- we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to [Heaven] and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!
"They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary [as Satan]. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a [devil] shall be stationed in every house?
"Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?
"Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power.
"The millions of people [who are soldiers of Christ], armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us.
"Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.
"Besides, sir, we have no [alternative, no other choice]. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission [to Satan] and slavery [to that tyrant]!
"Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard [far away] on the plains of [Heaven and Hell]! The war is inevitable-- and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.
"It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. [Human beings] may cry, 'Peace, Peace'-- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps [in] from [the heavens] will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms!
"Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that [humans] wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery [to Satan]? Forbid it, Almighty God!"
I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty in Christ and give me Heaven. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord! I hope that all my Christian brothers and sisters in this land will say likewise, that we may become a mighty army in the cause of Righteousness.
Choose this day which Lord you will serve! The Holy God of Heaven offers you liberty in Christ, while Satan offers you only the "riches" of sin... and a time when you will ultimately see "the second death," which is an eternity of torment in Hell!
No king but Jesus. No Lord but the Lord God Almighty. No recanting and no surrender. No compromise with the demonic forces of this world. No submission to the devilish powers that would enslave us!
We will have freedom in Christ, for we have found the Truth, and the Truth of Christ— verily— has set us free. If we are to die in the struggle against the Evil Forces which come against us in the name of the Prince of Darkness... then let it be only as martyrs of Jesus Christ, as soldiers who are loyal to their King... even till the last moment of life!
No king but Jesus!
With this battle-cry, the Divine Revolution gets underway. Many years of struggle are ahead of us. Ahead of us also are winters that will be even as severe as that famous one at Valley Forge during the American Revolutionary War... and as severe as the environment endured by U.S. soldiers in the freezing, sub-zero temperatures that existed during that long struggle which was the Chosin Reservoir battle of the Korean War. But our faith in Christ will ultimately win for us the Kingdom of God.
There we shall see the New Jerusalem of God, and in this heavenly realm we shall observe a great Hall of Heros dedicated to the accomplishments of Christ’s army... honoring all the warriors who died as martyrs in the service of Christ, and all the soldiers who lived and fought bravely while on Old Earth. A Chosen Remnant will survive the troubles of Old Earth and become the inhabitants of God’s New Earth.
There we may be honored as the devoted soldiers who fought long and hard for the Kingdom of Heaven. But only if we have fought bravely for the cause of Christ! And we will know something else about this new realm. So we will enter with humility. We will know the facts in this matter. It was not done by our own might, but by the power of His Holy Spirit... the divine energy-source that He has placed within us.
It was ultimately not our own fighting skills that got us to Heaven, where we could at last enter the Presence of Almighty God.
We are saved instead by the ticket that we got from Jesus Christ, a free gift from the Lord of Heaven. The ticket says “Admit ONE person (free of charge) to the Ark of Safety.” The Ark of Safety is Jesus Christ, Who is the instrument of God for the Salvation of the Earth. A remnant that believes in Jesus, knowing that He is the Lamb of God Who takes away the sins of the World, will survive to reach the New Earth.
Jesus is the New Ark, our Ark of Safety, which brings us to the shores of Heaven. It may have been a long hard ride in the cargo hold of that vessel, but eventually we will emerge to see the dawn in a New World. The Sun of Righteousness will then arise with healing in His wings.
We will enter then a new existence on the New Earth of God, and it will be a bit like Noah and his family seeing a fresh new world that has had all evil things washed away from it. But this time there is a big difference.
This time God has recreated Paradise, and the history of Old Earth will have come to a close. The journey of the Earth will have come full circle, and the lost paradise of Eden will be restored. The Hell-on-Earth conditions of the prior millennia will be replaced with the Paradise of the New Earth.
The basic story of the Fallen World is simply this: It will all end up being fixed by God, Who plans to repair all the damage that was done by Satan.
Our King has made provision for the Survival of the Loyal... all those who are devoted servants of His Son Jesus Christ. Those fully dedicated to Him will one day know the joys of His New Earth, because they have truly believed in the sacrifice of His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ.
But those who are enemies of our God, after many years of fighting on the side of Satan, his devils, and a host of blasphemous idols... will share the fate of Satan, Who is the Adversary of God. They will share his place in Hell, and be with him for all eternity.
Choose this day which Lord you will serve.
God Almighty, the Holy and Righteous Leader of the Armies of Light, is looking for a few good followers. You can join His army by placing Jesus Christ, Who in the Trinity of God created our Universe, upon a throne at the center of your heart! He deserves that position and that kind of respect. He was first God The Son, but when born in human flesh He became the only sinless and righteous person who ever lived. Yet He sacrificed Himself on a cross for your sake, taking all guilt and sins upon Himself, in order that you and I— that all people— that whoever wishes for salvation might be rescued from the due punishment of sins.
If you will do this, you will gain a new contentment and peace as you accept God's organizational plan for the Universe . . . because you'll be letting God be the Ruler of All Things in this world . . . and in your own life.
All it really takes is a simple but sincere little prayer— one that you should make up in your own words. The prayer for deliverance and for God's leadership should come from your own heart!
Some important elements that you might include are:
1) your desire to turn away from the wrongness or evil of your
past life, and your remorse over the sins of your previous life,
2) your desire for God's forgiveness and mercy through the act
of sacrifice of His Only Begotten Son (Jesus Christ),
3) your desire to know God's leadership in your life,
4) your desire to learn more of God's truth through Bible study,
5) your desire to find fellowship with genuine believers.
Jesus said of the people of God that "The kingdom of heaven is like a net that God has cast into the sea, and it gathers of every kind: When it is full, it will be pulled up on the shore, where they will sit down to sort the catch, and they will collect the good fish in baskets, but the bad things will be thrown away. This is the way it will be at the end of the world: The angels shall come forth, and they will separate the unrighteous persons from among those justified by God . . ."
Excerpt from the Book of Matthew, who was a constant
companion of Jesus and his devoted disciple [13:47-50].
Jesus spoke of the people of God as being like a seed that is growing secretly, saying, “As for the kingdom of God, it is as if a person should cast seed into the ground; and then he sleeps, and he rises up night and day to see that the seed is springing forth and always growing up, although he knows not exactly how. The Earth is bringing forth fruit from itself; first the blade, then the ears of corn, and after that the fullness of the ears of corn. And when all the fruit of the Earth has come forth, immediately God will use the sickle to reap the fields, because the harvest-time has come."
Excerpt from the book of Mark [4:26-29].
It's also important for all of us to remember this:
1) WE SPEAK TO GOD by our prayers.
2) GOD SPEAKS TO US by the words of Holy Scripture.
So we must try to read His words and His Book
just as often as we possibly can!!
God wants to bless you for all your long efforts to understand this very confusing and difficult Universe in which we live— so let Him reward your search with the grace of His forgiveness and enlightenment!
THIS GUIDE WAS WRITTEN FOR YOU BY. . .
Ken Street, a baptized follower of the Way.
first draft was written on
Dec. 3, 2004 and
Jan. 17, 2005