I'm beginning to remember now why I got fed up writing a journal and stopped. There's simply no end to words - Yah'shua (Jesus) must have said millions of them but only a few thousand are recorded. One must suppose they were enough. Also listening to politicians and a cross-section of the public debate whether the Church of England should or should not ordain homosexual clergy has hammered home the utter meaninglessness of debating morality, and reminded me that the Kingdom of Heaven is a dictatorship of righteousness and not a democracy.
Bible-believing Christians are now in a microscopic minority in this country which has grown accustomed to, and comfortable with, moral and ethical abomination, and is not about to change. We are beyond words now - all that matters is radical, supernatural transformation of human beings caused by repentance and surrender to Yahweh.
I have no time for politics or philosophy - they do not work for Christ but oppose Him. They are the enemies of the Kingdom. The self-righteousness and pride in the faces of those debating tonight was enough to convince me that society is now beyond redemption - we are in the dispensation of gathering-out.
Friendship with the world (Jas.4:4) has always been utterly futile and counter-productive: when it has tired of arguing with us, and the restrainer's hand is removed, they will kill us - no doubt of that, because they love Satan more than they do God. Paul tried arguing with the Athenian philosophers and discovered that that was an utter waste of time.
What mattered then, and matters now still, is preaching the truth apart from world opinion and 'democracy', and accepting the inevitable. Why pretend that there is any other recourse? We deal with reality, and the reality is that the world hates us, will always hate us, and will persecute and kill us. We must structure our lives around that inevitability. The Kingdom comes not by words but by the Ruach (Spirit) - for that matter, it doesn't come by images, pictures or visions either.
(From the Diary of Lev-Tsiyon, 16 October 2003, England)