Home of the Brave

by Pastor Mark Downey

At the end of this common refrain sung at ball games, there erupts a burst of hooting and hollering as if the angels of heaven were cheering in unspeakable joy for the conviction of one more soul given to Christ. Why should there be a home for the brave? What does that mean? Well, it shouldn’t mean ‘let the games begin’ as if one were in a Roman coliseum feeding the Christians to the lions in a time of ‘bread and circuses’, self indulgence and apostasy.

There is a deeper spiritual meaning for the brave seeking a place they can call home. A house and a home are not the same thing. A house is a mere structure or building, whereas a home is a safe haven or sanctuary. The house of Israel is just a racial designation, but Israel’s home gets much closer to where we will find the Kingdom of God. Home is where the heart is. It’s where families live and collectively congregate. “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to do good works; not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is” Heb. 10:24-25.

Buildings have been mistakenly labeled the church. Historically, the biblical church has been distorted to mean the architecture or a structured societal organization in lieu of those brave enough to respond to their calling and thus be ‘the called out ones’. Ironically, it is the man made church societies that Christians are to separate themselves from. In fact, the real church is simply the racial response of God’s people to their Creator, not the failed institutions of man that claim to be the only bona fide religion in town. Hence, we can clearly see a major difference between the denominational church-building/organization and the revival of a home church movement. The first is based on people control, neutralizing any ability to hear God freely. The latter promotes freedom for all to hear God collectively to ascertain the revelation of any individual. It is a check and balance system that God has instilled to insure that the truth is preserved.

The congregations of Israel are like sheep and can get lost without the right kind of shepherds to lead them out of alien territory, which is often hostile to Christ. God organized His people into a Kingdom under Moses at Mt. Sinai. God revealed to them that they “Shall be to Me a Kingdom of priests and a holy nation” (Ex. 19:6). But, the people reneged just like today. This was soon corrupted to mean a hierarchy of ‘wolves in sheep’s clothing’, rather than the people at large. God never meant for there to be a bourgeoisie of religious leaders with a special chosen status within an already established chosen race leading to fratricidal warfare. God’s Plan for the Ages has never categorically envisioned a class of big people controlling the little people. The nature of the beast (empires) has always sought to control others and to get them to forfeit their Christian responsibilities. It wasn’t the fault of Moses that the people wanted to hear from him what God had to say. This problem has haunted our race to the present era where so called “church” leaders demand that the people believe what they believe they have heard from God and as a consequence, all the little people that question their authority are then ostracized or excommunicated.

You and I have the right and divine responsibility to hear from God ourselves, but this obligation has been removed from most “churches” today for the sake of unity. This is the spirit of denominationalism, having thousands of different church laws and dogma reflecting a unity of ignorance.

Kinsman Redeemer Ministries has church guidelines, but I am not the head of the church… Christ is. Our ministry is a home church based on the attraction of Christian principles. Our no-pressure policy of being a member is to take it or leave it. Real unity is mirrored in rightly dividing the word of truth. Our goal is to be in agreement with Jesus.

It takes a brave Christian to break from the bonds of tradition for the sake of unity in Christ, which is a response of God’s people to their calling to come out of the so called unity of man-made social institutions in conflict with the divine plan. The real church of Christ is not called out to go in hiding from society, waiting for a nonsensical ‘Rapture’. No, we are called forth as militant soldiers to advance the cause of Christ so that even the gates of hell cannot prevail against it. We are motivated to lead society and Aryan culture according to the government of Christ. The limp wristed churches have been hiding from their responsibilities for far too long and it must stop. It’s no home for the brave.

Oh, I’m sorry, you may have thought this message on the brave was going to be about firefighters or our troops overseas (who are paid to do what they do) or a flag waving tribute to the 4th of July. No, this is about ‘the called out ones’, which is what the word ‘church’ means in the Bible; translated from the Greek word ‘ecclesia’. Christianity has survived thousands of years of institutional persecution, because of those brave souls who have paid the price of coming out of apostasy; who don’t just take the word of their preachers, but comprehend the Word of God for themselves. When Scripture says, “Study to show thyself approved unto God… rightly dividing the word of truth” (II Tim. 2:15), it is giving everyone the right to hear God for themselves.

What some people fail to realize is that God does have callings giving our race spiritual authority and direction. However, that doesn’t mean putting our own people in subjugation, such as King Saul who missed the point of his calling. The authority given to King Saul was an empowerment to give his people a freedom to obey God together. Authority is delegated from God to those who help others, not themselves. And yet the latter seems to be the rule rather than the exception, with one corrupt church after another crafting bigger and better Vatican’s. True leadership allows God to show the people who is truly called to form and lead a body politic. Ultimately, the plethora of home churches will independently arrive at the same political conclusions ushering in the supernatural operations of the Kingdom Age (replacing the Church Age). It will indeed be a New Age, but not the one envisioned by airhead philosophers.

The ecclesia and a body politic are synonymous. Our body politic is governed by God’s Law, not man’s spin on how to circumvent it. Wicked leaders in high places are highly offended at anyone who challenges their authority. But we must obey God, rather than men (Acts 5:29). “For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil… for he is a minister of God to thee for good” Romans 13:3-4. Brave Christians have been burned at the stake for denying the orthodox establishment. Just ask William Tyndale for daring to publish God’s Word in English for the common man. God called Tyndale to lead our people to study and apply the Bible on our own; to further advance His Kingdom. Leaders can be blind, not seeing their calling (blinded by self aggrandizement), and lead blind supporters into the ditch of destruction. That’s why we should be careful to appreciate the little people i.e. the meek and humble who are brave enough to hear their calling and stand up against the giants of government and religion.

It has not been an easy tow for the Christian Identity movement, reminiscent of the parable of the sower planting seeds. The message doesn’t always land on fertile ground. And sometimes the ground is over-fertilized with chemicals. Nevertheless, the Good News of our callings, as the true Israel, bravely moves forward through much testing and adversity. We are home for those we help out of the ditch, becoming a sanctuary and community of families no longer in need of the old structures of misbegotten authority.

Christian Identity has been shifting from church houses to home churches, meaning we should worship God rather than ego driven money pits when we come together for fellowship. I’m always getting inquiries as to where a CI church is in their area. With this message, I hope to teach them that the venue is in their heart and minds. We don’t just go to “church”, we get to work (being about our Father’s business); we are not just hearers of the word, but doers. “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few” Luke 10:2. Our callings from God are proactive. The brave are not sedentary aka ‘couch potatoes’.

The truth is we should not follow men who have not followed God, but should follow the clear teachings of the Word that comes to us or through others. I know that may be a subtle distinction, but it is possible when one matures in Christ and develops the ability to know them by their fruits. Some doctrines are so deep that they should just be put on a theological smorgasbord, rather than force feeding thy brethren with threats of hell or Mr. Satan. An adversary of God is one who determines the criteria of what constitutes a Christian that cannot be found in Scripture. Christians do not divide on the simplicity of Christ. The simple fact is that the Word is the love and wrath of God, not the opinion and assumptions of man.

Some people are drawn to the hierarchy of cultish fan clubs with charismatic leaders and enticed to let the King Sauls do the thinking for them; while others resort to anarchy and become lone wolves. Both fail to hear God’s calling for their self, because God’s revelation of the truth is dependant upon more than one person. “Many are called” (Mt. 22:14) so that “All things work together for good” (Romans 8:28). For who? “To them who are the called according to His purpose.” The ecclesia is a magnetic plurality of brave Christians learning to move in the same direction… as a body of Christ. The purpose of God is to be a Light unto the world, while conversely casting, “The unprofitable servant into outer darkness” (Mt. 25:30), “Performed against Babylon, to make [it] a desolation without an inhabitant” (Jer. 51:29). In other words, the corruption of modern Babylon will be purged from the Kingdom of God and not one antichrist will inhabit our land. Those kicked out of the Kingdom are referred to as “dogs, sorcerers, whoremongers, murderers, idolaters and liars” (Rev. 22:15).

It’s difficult for the brave Christian to find a home in a land filled with the spirit of King Sauls; a spirit that inculcates fear and intimidation in the common people to have a relationship with God. What they have is a relationship with Popes and glorified expositors. The people abdicated their authority to receive God’s revelation for themselves for fear of those acting like jewish Pharisees. It will always be a problem and insubordination to God when these leaders substitute the calling of all the congregations of Israel (to hear from God) with themselves. “Quench [extinguish] not the Spirit” I Thes. 5:19.

By the 2nd century AD, the “church” once again devolved into a spirit of King Saul and the trappings of a religious hierarchy, making unity an excuse to eliminate all competing viewpoints. Agape love and compassion took a back seat to papal-like violence and the arm of the flesh. The organized church was gradually becoming another Babylon and the historical results have been chaos. The home of the brave, which we could describe as the racially conscious community of White Christians responding to their callings to advance the Kingdom of God, waxed and waned from non-conformists to an underground movement, sometimes suffering from censorship to being hunted down and killed. Is there anything braver than fighting for an idea… from God?

Our founding fathers understood this principle during the American Revolution. “Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God” was the cry against the throne of man. Having pastors, elders, deacons and bishops is quite biblical, but it is a breach of office to demand subservience from those they are supposed to serve. These workers of inequity represent the oppression of an elite few who lead our people into spiritual dead ends. The corrupt political-religious establishment today is unable to champion freedom for all to hear God’s Spirit directing our paths, in which the body politic can share a multiplicity of spiritual blessings (I Cor. 2:13).

We need to grow in grace by comparing notes in Christian love, weighing things in the balance and making corrections for instruction in righteousness. If we can admit that God does not limit His wisdom, dispensing a single perfect revelation to one person, then we can move with God and His will for us by having home churches i.e. many members fitly framed together, much in the same way as the 1st century apostolic churches networked in a spirit of cooperation. Wherein, the fruit of the Holy Spirit is manifested within the body of believers. Here is an abiding love of God for His people and an environment conducive for Him to dwell amongst them.

The brave are not lying in the flag-draped coffins of Babylon or buried in regimentated cemeteries with thousands of parallel token crosses. The brave are quickened to obey according to the Law and to keep all that is written in the Word. That’s easier said than done in a diseased society that condones secular humanism as politically correct. “The Lord is a man of war” (Ex. 15:3), but, “He is not the God of the dead” (Mark 12:27), which means a lot of folks may be dying for the wrong God. “These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them; and they that are with Him are called, chosen and faithful” Rev. 17:14. “In the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” John 16:33. “This is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith” I John 5:4. Be advised: our faith may be a “hate crime” in the land of the free. “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them; for the Lord thy God, He it is that doth go with thee; He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee” Deut. 31:6.

Your course is now charted for home territory. “That ye should show forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” I Peter 2:9. Don’t you believe the cowards of life who try to tell you, “The world is not my home”, when Jesus Christ, “Giveth life unto the world” (John 6:33).

This is my Father’s world,
Where brave hearts come to stay.
The Lord hath prepared a home for you,
Where you’ll never go away.
God is good and full of promise,
So tarry not, come Judgment Day.
The Light of the world is not mocked,
Turn from the wicked, seek truth and pray.
Thank you blessed Kinsman Redeemer,
For each and every thing you say.