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Paul's Lost Letter to the Laodiceans
20 August 2012
Paul, a servant of Yeshua the Messiah,
To all God's holy people in Yeshua the Messiah at Laodicea:
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Master, Yeshua the Messiah.
It is with great urgency that I have felt the necessity of writing to you at this critical time.
As you well know, the Imperial Roman Senate will be choosing a new Caesar in just a few short months. You are also well aware that under the current Caesar, the morals of our great Empire have gone from bad to worse. During the years of his reign, the killing of babies has greatly increased. Homosexuality too is on the rise. It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret!
Society has become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed, depravity, envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. Not only do people continue to do these very things, but they also approve of others who practice them.
Therefore, it is imperative at this crucial juncture to strive with all of our might to turn this glorious Empire back to God, before the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, the economy is ruined, and we lose the relatively-high standard of living which we now enjoy.
In the name of the Master, Yeshua the Messiah, we command you to pray fervently that the Conservative Caesar-elect is chosen by the Imperial Senate, and that current Liberal Caesar is removed from his throne — peacefully, of course. Even though the Conservative Caesar-elect is a pagan, his Conservative values are much closer to our Christian values than those of the nefarious Liberal Caesar.
However, faith without works is dead! That is why all Christians must also write to their Senators to implore them to help us take this Empire back for God by choosing the Conservative Caesar-elect. Just one person, like Esther, "born for such a time as this," speaking up before the powers that be, can change the destiny of an empire! It all depends on YOU!
On a more local level, Christians must become appointed to city and regional councils, with some even maneuvering themselves into the offices of mayor and provincial governor. In this way, Christians can make new laws which will force society to obey the Word of God, thus hastening the coming of the Messiah's glorious Kingdom.
But let no one imagine that the election of a Conservative Caesar is the ultimate Christian goal. On the contrary, it is merely one step towards our higher calling in Yeshua the Messiah. A Conservative Caesar is simply a tool in the hands of the Master, as He works through the political system to establish His Kingdom on this earth.
If we persevere in the attainment of this goal, it is conceivable that, one day, the three glorious pillars of the Gospel will be known, reverenced and embraced far and wide by all peoples of the world — namely, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit Of Happiness. These three inalienable rights are the very reasons why God created man in the first place, and are the highest expression of His Divine Wisdom.
As I have written to you previously — and remind you again — Messiah died to set you free. Therefore, freedom and Democracy are the highest values in His Kingdom. But do not be deceived! Yeshua's Kingdom is not like the kingdoms of this world, in which an unelected, all-powerful king proclaims his decrees which must be obeyed. That is how the pagan rulers lord it over their subjects.
No, Messiah's Kingdom is not of this world, as He Himself declared before Pontius Pilate . In His realm, Yeshua is not the one who Lords it over His subjects and rules them, but Democracy itself is the ruler. Citizens of His "Kingdom" are actually free to chose their own rules, to vote on what is right in their own eyes, and even to decided for themselves if they want Yeshua to be their leader or not.
It is a dazzling, marvelous, sublime new way of running society, which until this time the world has not seen. This is the mystery, which God has kept hidden for ages past, and is now being made known through His Son, Yeshua. This is the glorious Gospel I proclaim, for which I risk my life on a daily basis: Your personal Savior came to earth and died, so that Democracy might be established for all mankind. For freedom Messiah has set you free, therefore pursue, defend, and exert your personal freedom at all costs!
It is for these reasons that a strong Imperial Army is so vital. How will Democracy take root in the Empire unless Christians support — and even enlist in — a vigorous military to defend our Empire from the barbarian hordes who would rule us with a rod of iron? As our Messiah once said, "No greater love has a man than this, that he lay down his life for his country and Democracy."
And how will the Good News of Democracy spread around the world unless Imperial Military Might carries it to the ends of the earth, and utterly destroys those who oppose Democracy. After all, a Democracy imposed on unwilling people by force is much better than no Democracy at all. And once they taste and see that Democracy is good, they will no longer need to be coerced by the sword, but will enthusiastically embrace Democracy with all of their hearts. For remember, God loves a cheerful democratic-citizen!
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to engage in the political process with all of your heart, soul, mind and strength. Without your personal political activism, society will never be transformed into the image of Messiah. Isn't this what it means to obey Yeshua's command to "go into all the world and make democratic-citizens of all nations, enlightening them in the name of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit Of Happiness." And remember His special promise: "Surely Democracy will be with you always, to the very end of the age."
Also, pray for us, that the Gospel message of Democracy may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you. In addition, it is vital that you send your most generous donation to me right away. Spreading the Good News of Democracy to both the common people and the Imperial leaders is very expensive.
The opponents of Democracy have financial resources many times greater than our meager income. Fighting them is incredibly costly. If you truly love the Master, and if you sincerely want to see His Democratic-Kingdom come to earth as it is in Heaven, then it is of the utmost importance that you send a large gift as soon as possible, so that Satan may not get the upper hand.
Make your praescriptiones (check) payable to St. Paul Apostolic Ministries, sending them in care of the Church in Antioch. For your generous gift of 100 denarii or more, I will send you a personally-autographed prayer cloth, which has been previously used in an authentic healing miracle. Unfortunately, your donation is not tax-deductible under Imperial Roman law, but don't worry — your treasure will be in Heaven, and the Messiah will make it up to you personally when He returns to establish His Democratic-Kingdom.
If — God forbid! — we should somehow fall short and fail in our mission, then the terrible, unyielding wrath of God will surely fall upon our Empire. If such an evil were to come to pass, our comfortable, modern way of life would be lost, and we would revert back to a stone-age standard of living. Pain, suffering, sickness, starvation, deprivation, loss of gadgets, depletion of retirement funds, cessation of vacations, loss of leisure, and many other calamities would be the certain, appalling results. Comfortless, homeless, powerless, hopeless, entertainmentless, purposeless — without our modern religious system to support us, Christians would wander the earth in abject despair. Let the prospect of the loss of all you hold dear energize you to greater political zeal than ever before!
In closing, my friends, dearly beloved in Yeshua the Messiah, remember that because we live in the world, we therefore wage moral and spiritual war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are the weapons of the world. So wake up, sleeper, rise from your couch, get out there and be politically active! The future of our glorious Empire, as well as the future of our own personal comfort and prosperity, rests solely on your political influence and activism. Don't let Yeshua the Messiah, and His Democratic-Kingdom, down.
After this letter has been read to you, see that it is also read in the church of the Colossians and that you in turn read the letter from Colossae.
I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand, which is the distinguishing mark in all my letters. This is how I write. Take special note of anyone who does not obey our instruction in this letter. Do not associate with them, in order that they may feel ashamed. The God of Democracy will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of Yeshua, the president-elect of the coming age, be with you all. Amen.
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