Love, Hate; And Where Is "John Paul II"?
We have received several letters accusing us of hate and bitterness. Before God and man, I can honestly and exuberantly declare that we hate no man or woman or any being. We do not take pride in that fact, because we know that in us is the capability of hate and every evil thing possible. I am, however, very thankful that we can declare innocence of hatred to any person, knowing that Jesus Christ has made this a reality for us by the crucifixion, burial and resurrection to life. Moreover, we love all mankind, as unlovable as mankind can be.
The love of God dictates that people are confronted
with their sins and error.
Yes, we do condemn all falsity. We do speak against the hypocrisy, not only in religion but in all of life. We do sharply rebuke the perpetrators of religious evil most of all, because they come and teach lies in the Name of God. They presume to serve Him, when in truth, they serve themselves and deceive others, serving to turn them away from God. Of such as these, Jesus had the harshest of words:
"But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of Heaven against men. For you neither go in, nor do you allow those entering to go in" (Matthew 23:13 MKJV).
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which indeed appear beautiful outside, but inside they are full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so you also appear righteous to men outwardly, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity" (Matthew 23:27-28 MKJV).
Did Jesus hate? You can count on it. He hated legalism. He hated hypocrisy. He hated vain worship. He hated form without substance. He hated pride. He hated all those things with which religious, nominal Christendom teems, and which it practices and preaches in all its impudence and presumption. He hates it all.
They accuse us of "judging." Yes, we are judging, without apology, and it
is righteous judgment that we judge. Those guilty, if unrepentant, hate us
for it. We can judge righteous judgment because we have removed the beams from
our eyes, by the grace of God. People do not savor being told that they are
sinners, or that they are hypocrites, or that their faith is false or nonexistent.
People do not like being told that they are wrong. They would rather have us
focus on the "love of God." Well, we do focus on the love of God and the love of God dictates that people know themselves for the culprits they truly are, as declared in Scripture. The love of God dictates that people are confronted with their sins and error, so that knowing so, they will reconsider, repent, and be saved. Otherwise, they will be destroyed in their sins and ignorance of those sins. Would you rather we did not warn you of the folly of your ways, which you think are good and true, and from the destruction to come? Are you depending on a counterfeit gospel to save you? Are you looking forward to a rapture? Forget it. It won't happen, not the way you think. We come with pins of truth that prick the gassy balloons of false doctrine, which many expect to lift them up to Heaven. For that, we are hated.
By the many cults of this world, we are condemned as a cult. How convenient
it is to deflect the onus from the guilty and to shoot the messengers who truly
speak in the love of God, by God! The false are loved and the true are hated.
The world does indeed lie in wickedness, even as John declares (1 John 5:19).
He would experience the very opposite of what he
had in this world.
Here is more news for those who have the ears to hear. I will tell you of a vision I had concerning one who has been the most widely loved and revered person in all the earth in this present day, and who has just left it. I will tell you that which the Lord showed me of the one that most people deem to be the holiest of men in this century. He acted it. But what was in his heart, truly? It is a vision that I had from God of Karol Wojtyla, who was known as Pope John Paul II. It is quite contrary to the words spoken of him by his successor, "Benedict XVI," who said: "We
can be sure that our beloved Pope is standing today at the window of the Father's
house, that he sees us and blesses us."
Just after the pope died, around April 2 or 3, 2005, I wondered what had become of him in the next world. I then saw him, about twelve feet ahead on a road, turned away about 130 degrees from me, starting to head into desolate places in lower regions, which seemed to be slums. He was appointed thus to suffer. He would experience the very opposite of what he had in this world. For fame, he would have obscurity and ignominy; for glory, shame and humiliation; for riches, abject poverty; for respect, reproach; for praise, contempt; for sumptuous dining, famine; for authority, begging; for security, danger and doubt; for fine clothing, rags; for joy, sorrow; for social activity, loneliness. All those things he had and which he denied others while pretending to provide, and champion, for them, he has lost, and has received the very opposite as his just compensation.
I saw no humility in Karol Wojtyla. He still postured as though very important, and it almost seemed as though he was expecting things to change quickly, as though someone was playing a temporary game with him, or as though what he was seeing was an illusion. He did not seem to believe it, though the reality was slowly dawning on him. The truth is that he had been living in illusion in this world, and was now committed to an unexpected and undesirable reality. He would experience that which was the lot of the least of his former subjects, multiplied. "The first shall be last, and the last first." "He that humbles himself shall be exalted, and he that exalts himself shall be humbled."