Maturing in Christ Part 2


by Pastor Mark Downey

We've been dispelling some common misconceptions of spiritual growth. To refresh your memory, the answer to the question, how do we become mature in Christ, is that we read, believe and obey. We actively apply the Word of God in our everyday lives, ultimately to be more like Jesus Christ. And don't you think that the tables will be reversed when it's no longer 'for fear of the jews', but it's 'for fear of the Christians', especially CI? You see, the enemies of God want our people to remain baby Christians all their lives. The antichrist jews have a heavy investment in worming their way into the seminaries and Bible colleges, publishing houses and televangelism. You better believe that they have poured hundreds of millions of shekels into dumbing us down, because they're scared to death of the babies learning to tie their own shoes and marching in formation to the tune of Obadiah.The Lord has shown me some examples of some misconceptions that plague our Movement and maturity in Christ. My wife is very good at challenging some people on the Internet, and a recurrent theme is this idea that spiritual growth is a personal and private matter; in other words, don't play church when it comes to racial and political organization. She came up with the sound byte ‘plant the seed – set the example’ and ‘end the hate – separate’.  Some of our people are too immature to know that they are doing the bidding of those who promote separation of church and state, which is a euphemism for eliminating the application of the Word in our body politic. Historically, the mature in Christ are the only ones who have resisted tyranny successfully.  And don’t be fooled by the canard of ‘separation of church and state’ when the state is conjoined with the opiate of secular humanism, paganism and Satanism. 

An example of disinformation came the day after they executed Timothy McVeigh in the New York Post, hysterically claiming that McVeigh had been martyred and would give rise to a new wave of 'Phinehas Priests' and lone wolves, and then rambled on, demonizing the same usual patriot groups that they like to target. Some of these groups attract and nurture the idolatry of self. Their leaders only talk about unity in the sense of race, while putting God on the back burner. But we can't do that, because our Book tells us there are consequences. When men give anything the power to do great things, that is equal to worshipping those things. So when our people worship and serve the creature (or race) more than its Creator, God says He will give them up to uncleanness through the lust of their own hearts and vile affections (Romans 1:24-26). The truth is: we don't grow in isolation from others or from God. We develop power (political) in the context of fellowship with our own kind and communing with God. God intends for His race to grow up in a family and to rally in strength with purpose. As Hebrews 10:24-25 admonishes us to "consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching." What day? The day of victory when the enemy is vanquished from the land. 

As we see the vision of overcoming the adversary, we mature in Christ as we approach a closer proximity to the Kingdom. But we need the glue that connects our people; that bonding agent which is the shining light of glory. "If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another" (I John 1:7). If you're a lone wolf Christian, you should question whether or not you're really walking in the light. Who wants to be alone in the dark? The quality of our relationship to Christ is reflected in our relationship with other believers. I John 4:20 asks "if anyone says, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar. For he who doesn't love his brother, whom he can see, how can he love God whom he has not seen?" A Christian cannot be in fellowship with God and out of fellowship with believers at the same time.  Monasteries were a breeding ground enabling handicapped introverts. 

By the same token, some people go to the big churches, because they don't want to relate to people. There's safety in numbers. Some day, Lord willing, the Christian Identity community will become a good sized Remnant (let us say 144,000) because we started the foundations of faith by relating to each other; just as 120 disciples did in the upper room at Pentecost.  We make use of our gifts and talents in service to each other. We edify one another in worship. We share our faith and hope through the ministry. We evangelize the lost on the Internet and at secular venues, to the ends of the earth, wherever the 12 tribes of Israel may be.    

It’s interesting to note that the outpouring of the Holy Spirit progressed from Solomon’s Temple to our physical bodies as the temple of God, both during the feast of Pentecost and symbolizing the Pentecostal Age or the Church Age in which the down payment of God’s Spirit anticipates the fullness of His Spirit in the next age, which many believe will be the Kingdom Age typified symbolically with the feast of Tabernacles whereby the overcomers become qualified to rule and judge all the people of the earth, for, “They will be priests of God and will reign with Him for a thousand years (Rev. 20:6).  The point being made by the Word of God is that we all mature in Christ in context to the divine schedule. 

Even though Mt. 5:28 tells us, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in Heaven is perfect”, we, being honest with ourselves, know that, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).  But, the exciting message to our race about our growth or evolution is revealed.  “The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy” Rev. 19:10.  It’s predicted in the Holy Writ that we will make the transition from children of God to sons of God to friends of God.  We all have the potential to witness to others the true and only object of worship and when we do so, we prepare ourselves for the next installment of God’s restoration of Paradise.  “Til we all come in the unity of faith… unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine… but speaking the truth in love, may grow up unto Christ in all things” Eph. 4:13-15. 

Mature Christians do more than study the Bible. We obey it, experience it, witness and give testimony of it. As we practice what we preach, we actually enjoy life and all of its challenges. Sometimes God gives us a painful experience to make us change our ways or to see the divine perspective. I've noticed over the years how some funerals introduce the idea of celebration, almost inappropriately eclipsing the sadness of death.   If I die tomorrow, you can mourn for me, but also join in the happiness that life brings through Jesus Christ. We know that we are maturing in Christ when we can appreciate the extraordinary meaning of Christian life at any time. Jesus didn't say "I have come that you might read." Yes, we study to show ourselves approved ... but for what? Heaven? No! For life and that we might have it more abundantly. I can hear Jesus saying 'get a life brother'. The balance to read, believe and obey must not have one without the others. The reason we have so many weak and immature Christians is because they are half heartedly committed to too many causes or none at all, rather than being dedicated to the things that really matter. Do you think it matters when the wheat and tares are finally mature at harvest time?

A barrier to positive Christianity is joining the wrong organization or supporting a person lacking spiritual maturity. People respond to their calling when they have a vision of the potential that awaits them. In contrast, people are often unmotivated by weak and pathetic appeals for help. Jesus didn't beat around the bush. He said 'you can't be my disciple unless you get rid of all your material possessions' (Luke 14:33). He had a game plan, and He only wanted hard core followers. The same principle can be found when Gideon’s army was reduced from 32,000 soldiers to 300.  Jesus was not shy about telling people to drop everything they were doing and let's go make some serious history. People mature in Christ when they don't resent being asked to make a great commitment, because they see the vision of a great cause.

That’s why I’m somewhat dismayed at the White Nationalist movement declaring itself secular and putting race before God.  Why should I yoke myself with unbelievers?  There are all kinds of movements out there, but not all of them mature in Christ.  In fact, these godless racial movements do more harm than good.  They stunt our growth for being delivered from our enemies.   There is no White Power for a movement that does not move with God.  We’re in a time of transition from Pentecost to Tabernacles, from a King Saul to a King David, from justification to glorification.  Several movements are running parallel with each other having similar goals.  However, “The Kingdom of God is not in word, but in power” I Cor. 4:19.  No movement is going to be entrusted with that power if they are immature. 

A ministry is to develop a membership committed to fulfilling each member's life mission. Each of us are missionaries ... not to Africa or India ... but to our own racial kinsmen. Our gift from God is seeing others mature in Christ as we did. The benefits of a growing body of Christ are the blessings of a healthy, vibrant instrument of righteousness. To be a part of a supernatural phenomenon, such as a church that is in harmony to God's will, is something you just can't buy at a mega-church. You can only find it by staying the course. Being a disciple of Christ requires discipline, but being ambassadors of Christ, we can diplomatically inspire the instruction of scriptures to new believers as something to be enjoyed, rather than endured. Our objective is to get people started on the journey. Once they get going on the road to racial consciousness, they will automatically thirst and hunger for the deeper things of God. "We have not known the spirit of the world, but the Spirit proceeding from God, so that we can distinguish the gifts God has granted to us. And what we speak is not in learned reasonings of a human philosophy, but by teachings of the Holy Spirit, comparing spiritualities spiritually" (I Cor 2:12-13).

One of our congregants asked me how I put my sermons together every week, and I told him it just flows with the Spirit of God. It's ironic that the previous scripture was derived from three different Bible translations in order to discern what God wants us to hear. God doesn't want us preoccupied with comparative religions, learning the ways of the heathen.  Hinduism belongs in India not here.  God wants us to network and exchange ideas so that we can move that much closer to His Kingdom. God will honor our love of truth. We may struggle along the way, but we will adjust our attitude in order to grow.

So what do people need to know? They need to know their identity. The day a White person discovers and accepts that they are Israel, is the day the door opens for a whole new understanding of Christianity. This revelation means that they can now see life from God's point of view. As the Christian matures, he learns what God did, and later, understands why. How much later depends on how serious their commitment to the journey is. God will reciprocate for "Strong meat belongs to them that are of full age, for those who through their disciplined faculties are exercised to decide between good and evil" (Heb 5:14). Unbelievers and baby Christians do not have what it takes to prove whether or not Israelite identity is right or wrong. "There is a way which seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death" (Prov. 14:12).  Conversely, the notion that jews are Israel is a most deadly assumption. 

This ‘Trojan horse’ of multicultural diversity creates a very confused society. It's not that our culture believes nothing. The problem is that it believes everything, which is contrary to the first commandment and our Manifest Destiny. When we grow up in Christ; when we grow as the ‘called out’, "we will no longer be like children, forever changing our minds about what we believe because someone has told us something different, or has cleverly lied to us and made the lie sound like the truth" (Eph. 4:14). This scripture is pivotal because we go from being called children of God to sons of God; we graduated from the milk to solid food. Having a good mature perspective is what produces stability in people's lives. "A double minded man is unstable in all his ways" (James 1:8), because he has not yet made the commitment to grow. Faith grows accordingly. We go from belief to conviction. A belief is something you will argue about. A conviction is something you will die for. Knowing what to do, and why, and how is all worthless if you don't have the conviction to motivate you to actually do it. A person or a church without conviction is at the mercy of current events as they happen.  Wolves prey on the weak. 

Each year, we have had a grotesque increase in mongrel violence, especially black on White crimes.  "Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? (Ps. 2:1). I'll tell you why. If we don't determine what kind of society we live in, other people will; other subhumans, who don't like Christianity or White people. The church and church leaders must teach the values that will overcome the New World Order, biblically known as Mystery Babylon. Here in the tri-state area, people have strong opinions, fanatic devotion, and die hard convictions about ............ the Bengals, the Reds, and college basketball. But, you ask them about Obama’s dealings with China or the Middle East and you get this 'deer in the headlights' look. No one is going to be interested in Christian Identity unless they are persuaded that there is a good reason. Jesus' life was dominated by His divine calling that He was sent only unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel, which produced a deep awareness of His life's purpose and kept Him from being distracted by the agenda of others.

When we develop like Christ, God will give us a sense of purpose in life. We must be on fire for the Kingdom, as the greatest of aspirations, if the ashes of Esau/Edom are going to be on the soles of our feet. As God turns up the heat and things get tribulating, without a Rapture, the vision of being salt of the earth for racial preservation will become contagious! It did over 200 years ago in the American Revolution; it did 140 years ago in the Reconstruction of the South; it did 80 years ago in Nationalist Germany, and the spirit of our forefathers shall rise again in us. The secret of our effectiveness will not be the art of war, but the art of making a difference, as did Christ. Ever becoming proficient in winning hearts and minds is the key to our victory in Jesus.

We shall fight with all the skill and character that the Good Lord has put in our blood. When we understand how God uses us, mountains will move, the lame will be healed and the mongrel hoards will take flight from whence they came. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do” John 14:12.  God's plan is to perfect us, not to pamper us. God is not a sugar-daddy and the church is not a candy store. "Faith without works (or unaccompanied by results) is dead (or worthless)" (James 2:20). And in verse 22 "You see, his faith (Abraham's) acted with his works, and from his actions faith was perfected."  
Aside from the bumper sticker theology of “We aren’t perfect, just forgiven”, we are a work in progress whereby our perfection is maturing in Christ.  Our God established ‘just weights and measures’.  Growth is a measurement.  Therefore, "Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be given to you. For with the same measure you measure it will be measured back to you" Luke 6:38.  Matthew Henry said, “Providence does what should encourage us in doing good. Those who follow the multitude to do evil, follow in the broad way that leads to destruction. The tree is known by its fruits; may the word of Christ be so grafted in our hearts, that we may be fruitful in every good word and work.”  We reap what we sow.   

I'd like to close with this observation:

Sow a thought and you reap and act.
Sow an act and you reap a habit.
Sow a habit and you reap a character.
Sow a character and you reap a destiny.