In our first lesson, we learned how to approach God's way of success by humbling ourselves. We now continue by learning how to deal with offenses. While non-whites do despicable things to our people, we do terrible things to one another. We live in a cruel world and unfortunately it has rubbed off on most all of us in some way. Christ shows us how to avoid and even remove obstacles which stand in our way into the kingdom.
6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 7 Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! 8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. 9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
Here Christ imparts great wisdom by explaining the consequences of offenses from God's perspective and that of the offender. This provides a more lofty perspective, as the potential for hurt and offense is always possible. Christ gives stern warnings against those who offend His "little ones." This obviously speaks of retribution for the mistreatment of actual white "little ones," having placed the child in their midst in the beginning.
It also includes retribution for those who are represented by the child in the midst, the converted Israelite; those who are living from the Christ within. We create our own heaven or hell on earth, depending on how much or little we think of our flesh, reflected by the way we respond to hurt and offenses. We must deal carefully with offenses as they come, along with not intentionally laying a stumblingblock in the way of our brother or sister. God wants us to learn how to deal with every circumstance utilizing His higher, inner perspective.
6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
The consequences Christ promises for those who offend, is chilling. According to Christ, death by drowning is better than what awaits any offender in the hands of the unchanging Yahweh. We better pay attention. When we apply this, we will eventually see the benefits of choosing God's way of success.
'Oh the mistreatment we see of white children in our day. From the brainwashing of multiculturalism to pedophilia, child trafficking, and murder, nothing breaks our hearts more than witnessing what our children face. No one is more aware of what is going on with our children than our Father. We live in a world which does nothing but openly offend God, much in the way it seeks to corrupt the younger generation. The force behind this teaching is God's abhorence of the way our children, His children, are being treated.
Again, "But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me" refers to the converted Israelite who is humbly serving God. The most targeted individual on the face of the earth right now is the white man. Everything in this world is geared toward eliminating those of European heritage who refuse to go along with the lie of the 'universal brotherhood of man.' The thrust of modern society is about penalizing and punishing those who want to peacefully live and raise a family without outside involvement. The vice tightens a little each day.
We can so easily become bitter, angry, and even depressed. Yet according to this, one day God Himself will avenge! Though nothing surprises us anymore, we can be lifted above every circumstance with the confidence that ultimately, God completely has our back when it comes to repaying our offender. Don't think for one second these non-whites are getting away with anything. As you will see, even unrepentant whites will suffer the consequences of their ways under God.
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7 Woe unto the world because of offenses! for it must needs be that offenses come; but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh!
This emphasizes the surety of God's judgment when we need it the most. It's a part of His plan that offenses will come. God does incredible work in our lives by freeing us from the burdens we carry. Rather than cleaving to the pain, receive tremendous strength by letting it go. There is no reason to doubt God's ability to deal with those who have hurt us. Your greatest opportunity for success could begin by dealing with the area in your life where there is the most pain. Christ can end your pain, bringing peace back into your life.
God's impending judgment awaits this world because of offenses. "Woe" is a term which references the direct hand of God's wrath and judgment. Here again we find support that God does not love this present world (for more see: FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD Part 2: JOHN 3:16). The emphasis is upon God's perspective; that the world will be severely punished for it's treatment of our children and those who've become as little children- converted Israelites.
Here is God's way of success when it comes to dealing with our offenses: LET GO AND LET GOD HANDLE IT. Christ makes it plain; are we willing to do it His way? Whites must stop seeing ourselves as victims and rise above the circumstances of this present world.
The jews have concocted this whole victimhood culture we find ourselves in today. Satan holds so many of our people captive, trapped within themselves, shutting down their growth and success. We may hold no power over those who've offended us, but God has all power. Prolonged victimhood as a lifestyle is denying the power of God.
We must recognize the difference between being victimized and making victimhood a lifestyle. Being a victim is out of your control. Whether or not to embrace being a victim as a lifestyle however, is under your control. God allows us to be hurt and offended. No matter what, we must trust God has some purpose in allowing it to happen. This is key to letting go and rising above what has hurt you.
It's quite possible you've been hurt by another white far worse than any non-white has ever personally hurt you. Understand, though "All Israel shall be saved," unrepentant Israelites who offend their own people, will suffer- "woe to that man by whom the offense cometh!" Christ already addressed the nature of His wrath toward the non-white "world", "but...that man by whom the offense cometh" from among our people will also be dealt with by the hand of God.
The question is, will you trust God to handle it in His way and in His time, by letting it go? That's the thrust of our Saviour's words here. He completely knows how harmful offenses are, for remember, He was "tempted in all points yet without sin." We must trust Him enough to move on and not let the offenses bring us any further down. So many live their lives thru grudges and resentment over circumstances that cannot be changed. Our Omnipotent God's way of success leads thru handling offences by letting them go.
Let us now see God's hand from the perspective of the offender. What is more important, our liberty or our brother? Which is your priority, the ability to exercise your rights, or winning others to the truth of Christ? There is a balance to be sought in the Christian life between our liberty and what might be offensive to a brother or sister. Though we have freedom and liberty in Christ, we must not deliberately use our freedom and liberty to offend or be a stumblingblock. It's one thing to offend somebody unintentionally; it's quite another to walk in an attitude of not caring about our brother.
The warning is to show consideration for one another. Allow the implications and consequences of this to sink in, to avoid becoming a stumblingblock to your brother. If you don't care about offending your brother, whatever else you think you're doing for God doesn't matter. It also may explain why certain things have or have not come into some of our lives.
Certainly we must be willing to make things right if we discover we've offended any of our brethren. Christ gives some radical measures to avoid offenses:
8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. 9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
This shows the seriousness of our Father's concern over His children offending one another. Nothing we gain in the flesh is worth deliberately offending a fellow Israelite. We are to put forth our fullest effort to avoid intentionally offending a fellow white. There are few parts of our body more used than our feet, hands, and eyes. Yet according to Christ, we would be better off to lose a foot, hand, or an eye than to live, not caring whether or not we offend our brother.
Again, though ultimately as Isaiah says "In Yahweh shall all the seed of Israel be justified and glory," our lives on earth certainly can become a living hell on earth. This is what Christ is talking about here. Realize, everything for us in this life is predicated on God's mercy. All God has to do is withold a measure of His mercy and fiery trials will come. Staying on the right side of God's mercy is key to staying on God's way of success.
When it comes to pinpointing deep-rooted problems, much is dealt with by Christ here in this chapter. To "offend" is Strong's Exhaustive Concordance #4624, skandalizo is to entrap, stumble, trip up, entice to sin. It comes from skandalon, Strong's Exhaustive Concordance #4625, which Liddell and Scott's Greek- English Lexicon defines as "the trigger in the trap on which the bait is placed." This is a serious issue, yet it's rarely addressed.
The more difficult the hurt or offence, the harder it is for us to let go of, and move passed. It can be even more difficult when someone has mistreated someone you love. There must come a day of reckoning, but it first must be placed in God's hands. Only when we let go and turn it over to God can we arrive at a place where we are free again.
One toxic result of offenses is resentment. Resentment has been described as one drinking poison, expecting others to die from it. 'How dangerous are these lingering, negative emotions. Maybe you've wondered why you can't get things going for God. Could it be an area in your life where others have hurt or offended you, and you haven't let it go? Over a period of time, pain can become such a part of your life. Yet we'll not move forward until all our resentment is dealt with.
We must take responsibility. We have wasted too much time and too many opportunities. The enemy wants us to be easily offended. From sensitivity training in the work place, to the feminization of men, our people are embracing offenses. Satan loves for us to focus on our preferences and rights, rather than helping and reaching others. We may go thru the motions, but until our heart is right, our spiritual progress will remain at a stand still. We cannot live an effective Christian life by filtering everything thru fear, anger, and sadness. We are called to be overcomers who will come out of such bitterness and become better for the glory of God.
As His children, our Father is responsible for everything concerning us. The issues and hurt we've dealt with in our personal lives matter to Him more than we know. He just doesn't want it to define who you are and where you're going in your life. The Apostle Peter proclaimed, "By His stripes ye were healed." The impact of His sacrifice not only has implications after we die, but in this life. Claim and receive Christ's healing for the hurts and offenses you have experienced.
Christ's words will heal you if you'll trust Him to avenge you. Here's God's way of success: RISE ABOVE YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES JUST LIKE CHRIST DID. Again, to humble ourselves is the last thing our carnal mind wants to hear. This merely reflects another example of the paradoxical nature of faith and living in the Spirit of God. To let go of the offense is to completely turn it all over to the God Who has spoken "Woe."
Whenever we're offended in the future, may God help us to see the 'big picture,' and immediately turn it over to Him. Also understand that just because something negative happens to you, it doesn't mean God is punishing you. Great success can begin when we allow difficulty to bring us closer to God. We must seek God's will and allow His vengeance. God's way of success and into His kingdom is to let it go and rise above.