06 02 2020 The Third Decree Over Mandate



 By Anna Von Reitz

Many people don’t know what a Decree is, much less a “Mandate” so let’s explain. A Decree is issued by sovereign States or Principals (or as in this case, their Lawful Agent) as a direction or order given to secondary parties who are exercising Delegated Powers—- called “Mandates”, a word equally applied to the action of issuing a mandate and to those carrying such a mandate forward.

The Federal Constitutions established such mandates and authorized the exercise of our “Delegated Powers” to Third Parties.

There were three groups of Third Parties who received our mandates: the States of America, the Queen/Westminster, and the Pope.

All three have now failed and been divested of power, with the result that the Delegated Powers have, by Operation of Law, returned to the Delegators: The United States of America and the American States and People.

This Third Decree Over Mandate is addressed in effect to the Trustees of those who have been holding and abusing our Delegated Powers, informing them of our position regarding changes that are being made to the Uniform Commercial Code to unjustly enrich the banks, our position with respect to Covid 19 and bringing forward our claims and liens established on our own assets.

Those claims and liens have been brought in the name of the States of America, The United States of America, and The United States, which are all involved at different levels and in different jurisdictions as our Lawful Government.

Most of these claims and liens appear under my name, “Anna Maria Riezinger”, in data bases around the world.

This was done to prevent false Claims on Abandonment.  The international banks and their co-conspirators have aimed at bankrupting commercial corporations acting “as” governments, and then pretending that our assets being managed by these corporations were “abandoned” by the actual owners.

In the absence of clear evidence otherwise lodged on the public records, they would have gotten away with this bunko, but now the tables are turned.

Our country was used as “Crime Central” — the staging ground for much of the vast underlying crime, by a gang of international pirates.

Via the mismanagement of the Pope and the Queen, the apparatus of our government, and most especially our State of State organizations and our Patent Office and Monetary System, were commandeered and used to profit the perpetrators in Breach of Trust, and to set up this monstrous scheme of Corporate Feudalism promoted by the banks and politicians.

Under this criminal operation American babies were jurisdictionally kidnapped and their political status was deliberately misrepresented, so that they became misidentified as foreigners in their own country.

This is a crime both during war and times of peace, a capital felony requiring the death sentence for those guilty of conspiring to enforce this fraud on innocent people, so the Parties responsible were obligated to provide remedy for their actions , so as to excuse themselves and be able to claim that this vast unlawful conversion was “voluntary”—- all without telling their victims a word about it and without actually providing access to the remedies they published.

All Americans were supposed to be able to discharge all debts simply by signing bills and vouchers .  Instead, Americans were impersonated as British Territorial Citizens and prevented from exercising their exemption. Then, next, they were billed as foreigners in their own country and forced to pay the bills of the Perpetrators of this giant con game.

Please read the Third Decree Over Mandate with all the above firmly in mind, and then join your State Assembly.



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06 02 2020 “Mechanism of White Supremacy”?



By Anna Von Reitz

I don’t even know who it was I overheard on a talk radio program being broadcast at a local restaurant— maybe Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity?— but anyway, they were interviewing some Black Caucus-type people about the riots and the man kept referring to the “Mechanism of White Supremacy” over and over, but he never got down to identifying exactly what this “mechanism” is or describing how this machine works.

Well, we have found the “mechanism” and it’s entire history— ready for the review and response of all Americans.  It’s called Municipal   United States citizenship, or in the words of the now completely irrelevant 14th Amendment, “citizens of the United States”.

These “citizens” are slaves owned by the Municipal United States Government.

When the rats abolished private slave ownership, they enshrined public slave ownership.

Former plantation slaves were the first victims of this travesty, but in 1933, FDR opened the floodgates of a new ruse to include all the white employees and dependents of the Municipal Government, too.

So how did you (or I) become misidentified as a Municipal United States citizen?

We were given the “gift” of a Municipal citizenship—- without our knowledge.

This complimentary “gift” citizenship status is literally “the” Mechanism of White Supremacy— only it should more properly be called “Mechanism of Corporate Supremacy”, because it has been applied to all Americans without respect to color or creed.

To better visualize this— pretend that someone gave you a house in Manhattan without telling you a thing about it.

Does owning a house in Manhattan make you a New Yorker? No.

Does it make you a CITIZEN of NYC?  No.

But so long as you don’t know that you now own a house in Manhattan, you can’t speak up and say so, can you?

So now they start sending you bills related to this “gift” HOUSE in Manhattan— disguised as property taxes and utility bills and all sorts of other charges.

What if you don’t want or need a HOUSE in Manhattan and don’t want to act as an absentee landlord and certainly don’t want to pay for all the taxes and other expenses related to this “gift” property?

That you don’t even know you own?  And get no benefit from? That costs you thousands of dollars every year? And that gives foreign courts an excuse to address you and subject you as a slave to their foreign courts?

Well, I think you’d want to give that “gift” right back to the perpetrators, right?


Or, if you weren’t terribly fond of Cousin Jack, you might give him the gift…. who knows? Maybe he wants a HOUSE in Manhattan. The HOUSE in Manhattan is the STRAWMAN Municipal Trust operated by the Municipal United States Government in your NAME.

You don’t want it, you don’t need it, and so long as you hold onto it or fail to control it, you are liable for it.

This is the “Mechanism of White Supremacy” that has been used to oppress black Americans since 1868 and white Americans, too, since 1933.

And now that we know what it is and how it works we can address it together as One People.

It’s time for all such obligatory foisted-off “citizenship” masking slavery to end.

Now that we know the Mechanism— back to the rest of the story.

The talk show host went on without exploring the “Mechanism” but asked two more questions that stopped the show:

(1)If this had happened to a white man, would we even know about it?

(2) Why do colored people continue to elect Democrats who—even though they have had entire decades in which they have controlled both houses of Congress and the Presidency— have never delivered?

Both these questions elicited a long silence. Noticeably long. As if for just a moment, all the assumptions and indoctrination stopped. A ray of truth broke through, and everyone realized— yeah, we are all being victimized, yeah, it’s true, we gave the Democrats all that power for years, and….

They did nothing to stop the Mechanism of White Supremacy…..also known as the Mechanism of Corporate Supremacy.

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06 02 2020 There Will Be Blood



 By Anna Von Reitz

People have to understand that this has gone too far.

A protest over police brutality— fine and good and no doubt long overdue.  The police in this country have lacked oversight and been misdirected by the politicians for a long time. Everyone above the age of ten knows that.

Yes, I hold the police responsible. They are all grown ups.

I hold the politicians who give the police their marching orders and training more responsible.

But it became apparent that this is not a protest about police killings within the first two days.  This isn’t a protest.

This is another, albeit larger, Rent-A-Riot by George Soros and other Big Money Democrat interests.

They are USING the pent up anger of their own constituents— anger fueled by consistent Democrat failures to ever provide actual remedy — and then standing back and letting those same constituents pay the price.

Because there is going to be a price and no mistake about it, and once again, the black community and any white boys who join in the looting, are going to pay it.

The cynicism of the Democrat politicians responsible simply cannot be matched.

If the Dems had ever taken the responsibility to truly represent the people in their districts, those districts would be flourishing—- and all it would take is about 10% of what the Democrats have squandered on war and cronyism to make that happen.

It amazes me that people can read about trillion dollar spending bills, then look around their own shit-hole communities and not get angry.  And when they finally do wake up, it amazes me more that they continue to vote for the same political party that did this to them in the first place.

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

Anyway, instead of killing young rioters who are too green to know what’s going on, why not deal with George Soros instead?  Charge him with treason, confiscate his assets, execute him by public hanging.

End of problem.  No more Rent-A-Riots.

And you can bet that Warren Buffet and Oprah and Bill Gates and the Ted Turner Cartel and the other billionaire troublemakers will be back to work with a whole new attitude, too.

Better still, hang Bill Gates and George Soros on the same gallows.

Gates for his part in the Covid 19 debacle and the harm he has caused to hundreds of thousands of children worldwide, Soros for funding insurrection.

Sober up Big Pharma and the AMA and end the Rent-A-Riot nonsense at the same time.

Why not?

George Soros is a Nazi who hates this country and uses his money to undermine it while living here and enjoying its benefits and taking advantage of its people.

I have no sympathy for him. He has committed treason and fomented insurrection.  Who put the pallets of bricks on the street corners and paid for the buses?

And then cynically sat back and let other people’s lives and property be put at risk?

And as for Gates, let’s strap him down and inject all 77 vaccines he wants our children to take by age six.

He’s all in favor of using other people and their kids as guinea pigs, so he shouldn’t object to being a test subject himself.

You can see that after all this violence and rioting, blood will be spilled.  It’s just a question of whose blood should it be?

The rioter’s or the men who caused the problem in the first place?  Two deaths or thousands?

You all know the common sense of the matter.  You all know the truth.

If we confiscate their combined wealth and use it to pay back the victim’s losses, it might cover 10% of the damage these psychopaths have caused.

As for the rioters, I would very strongly advise them to go home and enjoy their new TVs. I have seen what is waiting for Antifa in Dallas-Fort Worth.  I have seen what is waiting in our Port Cities and all along both our Northern and Southern borders.

People, it’s time to act like you have the brains of a chicken.  It’s time to deal with the politicians and the actual problems, stop acting like two year-olds, and save your own lives.

If you want to solve problems instead of creating more— join your State Assembly.

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06 01 2020 Why Kill Colored People?



By Anna Von Reitz

The simple answer is that the diabolical cads are racists and always have been.  They actually think that they are superior in every way, the Master Race, blah, blah, blah.

Logically, if you are going to promote yourself as the Master Race, somebody has to be the Slave Race.

This is part and parcel of their entire “Either / Or” thinking modality.  These cretins literally practice “Either / Or” thinking and enforce it on all of us as a means dividing and conquering us— all of us.

There are no actual winners in Satan’s Kingdom, other than Satan.

So they divide us into rich and poor, black and white, Catholic and Protestant,  and from the time we are babies what do they do?

They teach us—- literally TEACH us—- to look at our differences and not our similarities.

This is so they can manipulate us.  Just like they are manipulating emotions and promoting lawlessness using yet another False Flag.  It turns out that whoever the unfortunate victim in the video tape may have been, it wasn’t Mr. Floyd, who actually died three years ago in another State.

Red flags, anyone?

We’ve been lied to about the structure of our government.  We’ve been lied about who is in charge.  We’ve had quadrillions of dollars embezzled out of this country. We’ve been lied to about September 11, the Lusitania, the Maine, the attack on Pearl Harbor, and as I recently demonstrated, lied to about the Atomic Bomb.

And we have certainly been lied to about the safety of vaccines and government oversight of the drug companies and Covid 19.

What more does it take, folks?

We are dealing with Liars.  They lie for fun, They lie for profit.  Yes, and they lie to control and to excuse their actions and to do hideous things and they aim to come out smelling like roses, too.

If they could lie about the Atomic Bomb and get away with it, obviously, the sky is the limit. Put a phoney veneer of fake science and bogus math over it, and they’ve already proven they can scare people into building bomb shelters.

Right now, people are rioting over police abuses that have gone on for decades, not just in Minneapolis, but all over this country, especially in Democratic strongholds.


Yes, you heard that right.

Absolutely all the worst police abuses, the racial profiling, the atrocious disrespect and disregard for individual rights and dignity all occur where?

In Democratic strongholds.

Why?  Because Democrats have always hated people of color.  It was the Southern Democrats in the Rump Congress after the Civil War that re-enslaved the freed plantation slaves as public slaves.  It was the Democratic Party that voted Unanimously not to give colored people any voting rights and then turned around and pretended to be BFFs.

They were also the ones that cheated Colored People out of recognition of their Natural and Unalienable Rights and substituted  “Equal Civil Rights”—- that could be suspended at the whim of the Congress, just like they are right now.

Liars.  Nothing but Big, Fat, Dirty Liars, who talked about freedom and provided enslavement— for everyone, colored and white, alike.

I am told that last night looters destroyed the Treasury Building in New York.  I find that highly suspicious.  We are left to think that the looters were dumb enough to believe there was money in the Treasury — but they didn’t bust open banks and left ATMs standing?

More likely just cover for the destruction of more records that have gone missing or been destroyed.

This is getting monotonous.

I am also told that someone kindly left big piles of bricks for the looters and left truckloads of bricks on every city block just to make the looting easier.  Wasn’t that thoughtful of someone?

And as always, George Soros and Son are involved.

If this country is such a terrible place how did they become billionaires? Why aren’t they in jail for funding sedition— and a whole lot more?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Finally— to get to the question we started with— why kill colored people?

Well, they operate their “government” as a corporation so they want to cut their operating costs.  Getting rid of the large inner city ghettos and all the welfare recipients does that very neatly, and once the ghettos are torn down the vermin can take over all that valuable real estate for development of parks and luxury high rises.

Kill two birds with one stone.

But there’s more.  I already told you about their habit of killing their Priority Creditors?  We are all their Priority Creditors, but they owe Colored People more money on average because they have been enslaved as Public Servants ever since 1868.

Most white folk weren’t “presumed upon” until 1933.

So, exercise your racial biases, kill the Priority Creditors you owe the most money to, reduce the welfare burden, AND free up some prime real estate for new development, all at the same time.

Colored people of all shades and colors— better think all this rioting and looting over. Better go home and give them no excuse to roll in the tanks and guns.

Don’t get mad.  Get even.  Its hard to spend money you are owed if you’re dead.

Join your State Assembly and help make history —and change—that the politicians promise and never, ever deliver.


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06 01 2020 WHY KILL ANYONE?


By James Harvey aka Olddog



It seems Anna and I have been on the same boat this week because I have been collecting comments on the subject of “Why do Americans hate each other so much”?  It seems pretty stupid to be praising each other for their accomplishments while wishing for their death. Hatred is an intellectual disease’ and never accomplishes anything positive. I am not saying that everyone is a hater, but the news media sure thinks we are if you are dumb enough to believe them. America was built on companionship simply because we needed each other, but now days there is so much differences of opinion between us we have no need for our neighbors. And if they have a difference of opinion they are ridiculed and hated. Believe me folks, there is no way America can stand the division, especially when the media industry hires the meanest authors they can find. Television and internet games are making our people incapable of companionship and concern for others. I could go on and on naming reasons for this social change but surely all of you are smart enough to see what it is doing to our nation states. Anna Von Reitz is a god send and if you want to have a happy and fulfilled life you should be reading every word of her articles. I have never in my life found a better social leader than her. Once you commit to reading her articles you will soon be a different person and praising her as I do. Ethnicity is not a ligament reason for hatred, so please reconsider the consequences of a divided world. Together we are invincible.


06 01 2020 Unity



 By Anna Von Reitz

A number of very urgent circumstances are bearing down upon me this morning.

My beloved Labrador Retriever suffered either a stroke or an epileptic seizure last night and so we are waiting for diagnosis.  That’s just my little world torn apart and an insight into the fact that I and everyone else continues on with the struggles of their private lives on top of all the other work we do and roles we fill.

We have sick dogs and dirty dishes like everyone else.

Thank the True God for all the volunteers and donations and on the ground “boots” coming forward to save this country from itself.

We are sounding a call for unity and clarity of purpose in the midst of the Mayhem and are pleased to see a new video by Mark Emery and the Lighthouse Law Club —I believe it’s called “It’s Game Time” — calling for unified action and laying out a game plan.

I have always liked Mark, though our approaches have been somewhat different— I slogged on to assemble the actual government owed to this country while he went the “Private Membership Association” route.

Now I think it’s time for both ends to meet in the middle, together with several other major patriot groups and efforts, all working together on various levels and at various capacities to solve the same problem.

All of those reading this please pass the message on to Mark Emery that there have been many developments and we need to talk as soon as possible.  The contact data I have for him is dated, but mine has remained the same so it’s easier for him to call me, but whatever works.

He’s right, as usual. It is time to come together, share resources, and deal with the usurpation against our government using all the lawful and legal tools available to us.

Because our vision of people-centered government that respects the rights and property of all people is for all people and the problem of Corporate Feudalism has grown far outside the borders of those countries that first gave the parasite a home, this is not just a call to unite and focus America on the job that needs to be done.

Every day from all around the world, I field calls from people who are waking up and seeing the evils and failures of their own governments and the slow creeping rot of society held captive by corporate robber barons, crooked banks and other institutions gone awry.

It’s not just an American problem. The housecleaning and swamp draining is a worldwide necessity.

As Mark so neatly sums it up, we have been standing alone and haven’t been able to gain the traction needed to make the needed changes because (1) we’ve been dumbed down and left ignorant, the better to prey upon us; (2) we’ve been disorganized; and (3) we haven’t had access to our own money and funding needed to do the job.

Well, it’s time to change all that. Time to get the education we need, pull together the organizations we need, and put together the funding to make it happen.

We have fifty States and forty-nine State Assemblies coming together. The sole State still Missing is North Dakota, which needs to get back on the map ASAP!   If you know people in North Dakota, spread the word.

The Lawful Government of the Land and soil is back and in Session.

The push is now on to “populate” every county in America.  Our lawful government has taken our claims into the Lion’s Den and lodged everything firmly on the international Public Records.

We will soon be issuing actual State Credentials to replace State of State IDs.

We have websites for all the State Assemblies nearing completion.

And a new block chain Public Notice and Recording System, too.

We have a new Peacekeeping Task Force to bring together the Constitutional Sheriffs, the actual State Militias, and The Continental Marshals as a cohesive network.

We are bringing together a team of both Constitutional Bar Attorneys and non-Bar Counselors of Law to rebuild the lawful Court System and bring justice back into the Admiralty and Maritime Courts that have been used to usurp upon and pillage the people of this country.

It’s coming together, folks, and you are making it happen, one telephone call, one Zoom Conference, one donation, and one new lesson learned —-organically, one step are a time.

Your government’s main duty is to protect you and your property. The problem is that your government, of, for, and by the people has been Missing in Action for decades.

It’s time to change all that.

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06 01 2020 For the Military



 By Anna Von Reitz

The formal Military in this country exists in two subsets— active duty and reserves.

For all practical purposes the “National Guard” and “State Defense Forces” of most States are part of the Active Duty Military and should be considered as “Federal” troops because they take funding from the foreign federal corporations and are “National” with regard to their States in name only.

Similar to the unlawful conversion of our counties resulting from their eagerness to receive federal kickbacks in the form of Federal Block Grants, most “National Guard” units have been unlawfully converted by the same process— which is why they have been deployed “as” federal troops in places like Afghanistan.

Calling them “State National Guards” when they are funded, commanded, and deployed by federal corporations  is at best an evasion of these facts and a convenient means of evading constitutional and other prohibitions against foreign troops on state soil.

Bear in mind that all Active Duty U.S. Military are technically foreign troops with respect to the actual States and People whether you call them “National Guard” or “State Defense Forces” or not.

Active Duty Troops domiciled as National Guard forces in each State are commanded by the State of State Governor.  Active Duty Troops officially assigned to the U.S. Military are under the authority of the President acting as Commander in Chief.

So the question comes up— what do I do when I finish my tour of duty and want to return home to true civilian status?

The answer for all forms of Active Duty Military personnel is the same.  Once you receive your DD214 or equivalent discharge paperwork, you send a registered letter to the head of your branch of service informing them that you are returning to your birthright political status. You keep the letter and mailing receipts as part of your records.  You are now officially separated from Federal employment and obligations and are free to join your State Assembly or resume your State National status by recording a simple Declaration.

Officers need to return and resign their Commissions along with the Notice letter, otherwise they remain under obligation to the Federal Government for the rest of their lives as part of the Reserve Forces.

This is, of course, a highly personal choice.

If Officers retain their commissions they cannot  act as State Citizens because of their retained Federal service obligations, but they can act as State Nationals and have all their basic rights and guarantees upheld by the Assemblies.

We were having trouble with false claims that retired NCO’s and enlisted personnel were similarly obligated to lifetime service and engaged as volunteers serving in “civilian-military” capacities without their knowledge or consent. To put an end to these claims we have had NCO’s and Enlisted personnel apply for benefits owed to such personnel and forced the Department of Defense and DOD to admit that they are NOT eligible for benefits and NOT serving in any “civilian-military connection after retiring from Active Duty.

Again, the rule is— if you are maintaining ANY connection other than being fully retired from Federal military service, including any federated ‘National Guard’ service, you are limited to State National status and cannot serve as a State Citizen until you are actually and factually retired and all volunteer activities including reserve duty has ceased.

Upon your release from Federal U.S. service you are set free to accept a Direct Commission from The United States of America and to serve in your actual State Militia.

The Reserves make up a million man Reserve Force composed of “retired but not returned” U.S. Military and federated National Guard personnel.  They have chosen knowingly or unknowingly to remain in Federal jurisdiction after their formal release from active duty.

These unseen defense forces were recently summoned back to work by President Trump.

In addition to these forces we have our own Peacekeeping forces in the form of our Constitutional soil jurisdiction County Sheriffs and Deputies, our actual State Militias, and our Continental Marshals Service.

None of these entities are in competition with each other and ideally work together cooperatively to cover and protect people and property, borders, and assets in all jurisdictions  of the law both Public and private.

The actual County, State and International Postal District Forces, that is, peacekeeping forces owed to this country,  have been largely defunded in recent years and operate as self-funded organizations supported directly by the people of each State. They operate on a system model similar to that found in Switzerland.

State Citizens between the ages of 21-45 are either direct members of the State Militia or supporting members.  Together they help organize Public Safety and Defense Plans for their States and Citizens using the Swiss model and work as civilian peacekeepers.  Older and younger members of the community serve a wide range of support activities.

Our Sheriffs can be recognized by their distinctive star badges and State Credentials. Members of our State Militias also have State Credentials issued to them by the State Assembly. The Continental Marshals function as our interface in international jurisdiction and can be recognized by their special Direct Commissions from The United States of America and their distinctive star badges with balls on the points of the stars.

Recently another Direct Commission organization has been authorized to help coordinate our peacekeeping functions at all levels— The Peacekeeping Task Force.

The Peacekeeping Task Force will be visiting local communities and providing education and support for our civilian peacekeeping services, networking local constitutional Sheriffs and actual State Militias and The Continental Marshals Service together to form cohesive protection for all Americans —State Nationals and State Citizens alike.

They may be recognized by their distinctive tan uniforms, their Gadsden Flag and Civil Peacetime Flag patches and Direct Commissions.

In addition to the Active Duty, Reserve Duty, and Civilian Peacekeeping Forces, there are private Law Enforcement Agencies that function as Subcontractors to our Federal Subcontractors and make up a private police force designed to protect the assets of the Territorial United States and the Municipal United States corporations.

These are all private security forces, aka, mercenary forces, under the direction of private and now largely bankrupt governmental services corporations.

These agencies include the DOJ, FBI, FEMA, BATF, IRS, etc.  (Municipal) and their Territorial corollaries, Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigations, etc. at the Federal level.

All such Agency Personnel are considered Law Enforcement Agents-for-Hire, otherwise known as Pinkertons and more generally as Mercenaries and they are engaged to enforce the private codes, regulations and Public Policies of the incorporated government services providers.


They are NOT supposed to be speaking to, addressing, arresting, or subjecting average Americans to their private corporate laws and statutes, but they are motivated by profit to do so.  They have little or no Public Interest duty or responsibility and their activities presuming upon average Americans who are not employees or dependents of their corporations must be brought under control.

At another level, State Troopers and ‘Sheriffs’ and local police employed by incorporated entities are all Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) and if they will not willingly obey and conform to their obligations to obey the Constitutions and the Public Law, they must be recognized as part of the problem.

The situation in Minneapolis this morning is due to the brutal action of a single uniformed corporate Law Enforcement Officer acting in flagrant disrespect of our Constitution and traditions.

Not only should he and the other arresting officers be charged with crimes, fired and not eligible for rehire, but their supervisors and the politicians responsible should be sacked. Finally, the corporation employing these thugs needs to lose its charter.  City of Minneapolis and MINNEAPOLIS should both be no more.

And if the State of Minnesota doesn’t do its job to discipline its employees, it’s charter needs to be revoked, too.

We don’t have to put up with this kind of behavior— not from individual men and not from the corporations that hire them.

Get organized and do your part.

Go to: www.TheAmericanStatesAssembly.net.

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05 31 2020 Casting Down Imaginations



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   All of humanity was born to worship.  We have an instinctive need to reverence our Creator.  This is just how God made us.  In the beginning, mankind had a close relationship with Him.  But in Genesis Chapter 3, we read of how the king of demons, Satan, tempted Eve and caused her to doubt what God said.  And the rest, as they say, is history.  Adam followed Eve in her quest for forbidden knowledge and power, and together they traded perfect communion with God for a life of pain and toil, of blood, sweat and tears… of thorns and thistles, culminating in death and then the judgment.

But that need to worship never subsided.  It’s woven into the very fabric of our souls; that innate need to revere the One who created us — to worship Him, and to somehow return to Him and re-establish that bond that was broken so long ago.  It’s the one and only thing that will ever satisfy our souls;  and the one thing that we will never find apart from Him.

The problems we encounter in this life begin the minute we depart from our Lord and try to do life on our own.  The consequences of this are immediate and devastating.  This is what happened to our first parents.  This rebellion is the “sin nature” that we are now all born with, so that even today there exists within us a great turmoil, a constant tug-of-war between our desire to know God and worship Him and our desire to stray away from Him and worship something else.

Now, God created us with minds to think and reason.  He doesn’t hide from us, and then expect us to have blind faith in a Creator we can never know anything about.  On the contrary, He makes Himself abundantly visible to all who have eyes to see.  We are without excuse.  The Bible makes it clear that we are able to know God, by the things that He made.  In other words, by observing His awesome Creation all around us, we know that God exists.  What’s more, He provided us with a book, The Bible, the very words of God Himself, so that we can know Him more;  and He did not spare even His own Son for our sakes, so that we may RETURN to Him and restore that perfect relationship, as He welcomes us back and draws us close to Himself with loving arms of compassion.

Let’s summarize these points:  We are born with the knowledge of God and with a desire and PURPOSE to worship and glorify Him.  This knowledge of God and desire to worship Him is reinforced as we observe His Creation all around us.  We also have His written Word to teach us all we will ever need to know.   Yet, many of us still prefer to deny Him, to run and try to hide from Him, because His light exposes the darkness of our sinful hearts.

Now,  what happens when we do this — when we deliberately choose to deny God?  Romans 1, starting at verse 28:  “Since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, He gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done.  They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity.  They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice.  They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful;  they invent ways of doing evil;  they disobey their parents, they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless.”   The heart of man, apart from the renewing and regeneration of Christ is hopelessly lost.  The Bible says it is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked.  Surely it is obvious that this is true.  Even little babies, as precious and as “innocent” as they are,  do not need to be taught to sin.  We are all born with a self-centered, sinful nature.

Depraved minds.  But you see, even depraved minds STILL have that in-born desire to worship that we are all created with.  And so, apart from Christ,  we begin to invent things to worship that will fit conveniently into our lives without requiring anything of significance on our part.  As if we can fulfill our need to “worship” but still live as WE choose, accountable to no one.  Deep thinkers with depraved minds will expand on these thoughts to create entire religions and theologies.  In other words, we use our IMAGINATIONS to invent things to worship, instead of God.

What is the root word of “imagination?”  It is “IMAGE.”  We create an image to worship, — one that is to our liking.  In modern times, this “image” is usually an unseen thing — an invisible “god,” theology, idea or concept.  But in ancient times, man built idols and graven IMAGES to bow down to as a substitute for the real thing…  Rather than worshiping the Creator, they worshiped and served created THINGS.

In Exodus, Chapter 20, God gave His eternal laws to mankind, written with His own finger on tablets of stone.  The Ten Commandments.  And first on the list was: “You shall have no other gods before Me.”  Why do you think this was the first, and most basic law God gave to us?  Because He knows the heart of man, and our need to worship.  He also knows how susceptible we are to demonic deceptions.

Let’s read more of this Scripture.  “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.  You shall not bow down to them or worship them…”  But yet what has mankind done?  Turn again to Romans, chapter 1:  “…although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.  Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for IMAGES made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.”  Then in verse 25:  “They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator.”

There is nothing new under the sun.  Mankind has been worshiping idols in vain ever since Satan deceived Eve in the garden.  It’s our eternal struggle to worship, but yet to worship without submitting ourselves to God’s authority.  So we use our imaginations to create a god to suit our selves… ultimately, one that WE, ourselves, control.  Most of us no longer carve and mold a golden calf or a totem pole.  But we invent gods in our minds that suit us better than the one TRUE God of heaven.

This is what is happening still today.  Even professing Christians are not immune from idol worship, and many create a god in their own image that bears little resemblance to the God of the Bible.  How many liberal Christians will admonish you if you “judge” or speak firmly about sin, repentance and holy living?  How many will declare it is not “Christ-like” if you confront the evils and wickedness of our day, such as abortion or sexual depravity?  “You’ll never win them to Jesus if you don’t welcome them and love them,” they say.  Or they’ll declare, “MY god would never condemn anyone to hell…MY god is a god of love.”  Religious people are great at creating gods in their own image;  in their own imaginations.

Those who do not know God, those who are not diligent in studying the Scriptures are easily led astray and deceived by Satan.  Paul warned the Corinthians, “I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.  For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily…”

To the Galatians he wrote, “I am astonished that you are so quickly… turning to a different gospel…  some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ.  But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned.”

Today we have many who profess to be Christians, but who deny the truths of Scripture or pervert the word of God by compromising it with their own imaginations.   And throughout the history of mankind, Satan has been at war with us, seeking our eternal damnation by luring us away from the pure word of God, with enticing things that appeal to our carnal natures.  Paul warned us of angels preaching false religion, tempting us to worship something other than God Almighty.  Scripture also tells us that Satan masquerades as an angel of light.  This is the same angel that appeared to Mohammed, calling himself “Allah.”  This is the same angel that called himself “Moroni” as he appeared to Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon religion.  This is the same so-called “angel,” who appeared to Satanist Aleister Crowley, and declared, “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.”

What it really comes down to is that we, in our sinful, human natures, are still trying to achieve what Satan promised Eve so long ago in the garden:  that we can become LIKE God.  In fact, many New Age religions will even teach that we can BECOME gods ourselves if we follow the path of “enlightenment.”

But let me clue you in to something that seems, to me, to be elementary, yet so elusive for so many:  as human beings we have two choices:  we either worship God or we worship Satan, in any number of disguises he will appear to us in, whichever disguise he knows will appeal to us most.  There are NO OTHER alternatives.  It is one or the other.

I was speaking to a New Ager recently and she was trying to explain to me how she prays to the Universe and how if she thinks good thoughts and surrounds herself with positive energy, the Universe will reward her with the desires of her heart.  Her ultimate hope for eternity is that her body will return to “star dust,” and that her soul will return to the Universe where she will be reincarnated, hopefully to a much higher, developed sentient being on this planet — or perhaps another planet, because as a citizen of the Living Universe, we do not limit ourselves to just the narrow mindedness of Earth.

Now, this woman reveres the “Universe” or the “Living Universe” as the ultimate “higher power” or “thing” that she worships.  She rejects the Bible and the God of the Scripture because she tried Christianity and it didn’t “work” for her.  In her mind, she cannot understand why anyone would follow a book so full of rules and laws and things that limit her freedom, words written by MEN thousands of years ago… words of superstition and bigotry and things that are clearly so old fashioned and irrelevant.

Now she is much more enlightened and on a “path” that appeals to her way more than the narrow-mindedness and confining dictates of a religion that limits her freedom to do as she pleases.  And, as the Wiccans say, “if it hurt no one, do as you please.”

Not knowing the Bible, the word of the eternal Creator, she does not realize that Scripture describes her to a tee:  in short, this woman “worships and serves created things, rather than the Creator.”  You see, in her mind, the Universe is the biggest, most powerful thing she can imagine.  (There’s that word again:  “imagine!”)  But she neglects to remember that the God of the Bible CREATED the Universe!

Why would you worship and serve a created thing rather than the eternal One who created it?  Friends, be warned, that those who DO, and deliberately choose to deny God and persist in their rebellion, will eventually be given depraved minds.  They will no longer be ABLE to discern the truth, even when it is staring them straight in the face.  It will be nonsense to them.  Good will be bad and bad will be good.  That’s what it means.  I believe there are many in the world today, who have passed this “point of no return” already.  Since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, He has turned them over to depraved, reprobate minds.

We are seeing a lot of this lately.   In fact, I believe we are nearing the close of time, the last days, and people are choosing now to seal their fate, and pick their eternal destinies.  It is a scary thing, but know this:  God has never condemned a single soul to hell who did not have ample opportunity to know Him and return to His loving arms.  The spiritual forces of darkness surround us, unseen as they are, but no less real.  Satan and his demons are contending for our souls and many are being led astray and deceived.  The most insidious part is that he rarely comes in his true form, but rather, as “enlightenment,” as a more pure, loving “path” to “god.”  So now, more than ever, we must remember the words of Paul to the Corinthians:  “Though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh.  For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds, casting down IMAGINATIONS, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”  Study and KNOW God’s word, dear friends, and you will not be deceived by the schemes of the devil.

Audio versions and transcripts of this message are available when you call me at Wisconsin Christian News, (715) 486-8066.  Or email Rob@WisconsinChristianNews.com.  Ask for message number 153.


About Rob Pue

Rob is an ordained minister and the founder and publisher of Wisconsin Christian News, a national Christian newspaper based in Wisconsin. He writes a monthly commentary for WCN, and can also be heard twice weekly, (Tuesdays and Saturdays) nationwide on the VCY America Radio Network, (as well as several other independent stations), with his “From the Editor’s Desk” commentaries. Rob’s messages offer unique teaching and insights from God’s Word, dealing with the most important issues of our day. In addition, Rob hosts the weekly internet TV program, “WCN-TV,” every Wednesday at 2 pm Central time, which can be found at WCNTV.net.   He is also available for speaking engagements for conferences and special events. View his website at:  WisconsinChristianNews.com