From Jerry DeLemus
Our elected leaders of our states and cities in many cases are putting the churches in a situation where they are being "put to the test". These leaders are refusing in many instances to allow the churches to gather together and worship. Some instances don't allow it at all, others in groups of no more than 10 or 50 depending on the city or state that the church is located in. The so called leaders of these churches should remind themselves and those in government of what happened in Egypt as we see in Exodus 5:13.
1) "And afterward Moses through Aaron went in and told Pharaoh, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness. 2) And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice and let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go. 3) And they said, The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days journey into the desert, and sacrifice unto the LORD our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword."
We all are familiar with what happened to Egypt and those who were disobedient to YeHoVaH God (Elohim) when the government continued to deny the people of God (Elohim) to go to worship Him. First it is interesting that in verse 3 Moses, through Aaron, warns that pestilence or the sword will fall on them if they are not obedient. Their hearts were right and their desire was to do the will of God (Elohim) but the government refused to allow them to do as their Father commanded. This put the punishment on those that go against God (Elohim). The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday July 24 that the State of Nevada could limit the number of church attendees to no more than 50. This while casinos are allowed to have up to 50% of their maximum capacity. A church in rural Nevada had challenged the governor's new regulation as unconstitutional and particularly so with the church and taken the challenge to the SCOTUS. The SCOTUS voted 5 to 4 in favor of the governor and the deciding vote was again, John Roberts.
It is time to revisit our U.S. Constitution especially our First Amendment which reads:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
That being said the Supreme Court is limited to decide for our nation anything that is in conflict with our Constitution and to determine then if it is lawful or not. All of our nation's laws are to not break faith with our U.S. Constitution and it seems that 5 of our Supreme Court Justices have abandoned the bedrock of our Constitution.
So where are our church leaders, the shepherds of the flock? In many cases one can hardly tell, as they are so very quiet. Who is it these church leaders follow, man or God (Elohim)? We should be hearing a united voice refusing to abide by proclamations put in place by governors or mayors that abridge our Constitution, but even more importantly our faith. Yet we do not hear a loud united voice that stands against the modern day Pharaohs that will not let the people of God (Elohim) go and worship Him. We fear man and not God! We are told not to fear he who can kill the body but fear Him who can kill the body and the soul. We do not do as we are told when it comes to God (Elohim) and the Word brought to us by His Son Yehoshua (Jesus). We obey man but not God and are being put to "the test" by Satan! No wonder our nation is in the state of lawlessness and chaos it is. Do we remember Daniel when ordered not to pray and his defiance of that order (see Daniel chapter 6)? We must, if we are truly people of God, start obeying Him or we will be looked upon as Yehoshua (Jesus) called it, "the synagogue of Satan". Man cannot serve two masters and we as the proclaimed people of God (Elohim) better start acting like it or we may feel His wrath as did Egypt in their rebellion.
Semper Fi, (another "ambassador in chains"),