The Work of the Hinderers
By John of AllFaith © 11.30.08
The Scripture says:
"Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand!
...Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints" -- Eph 6:13, 18
As people of faith we're commanded to resist evil, to hinder it and to do our best to overcome it. Never before in history has the lament been more true: The harvest is great, but the workers are few.
Will you join the spiritual resistance?
In this study we'll examine one important aspect of spiritual resistance: The Will and the Word as employed by the Hinderers. The concept is actually simple but requires effort to perfect.
Hinderers are those folks who stand in opposition to evil. The Will and the Word is one aspect of their resistance.
For clarity sake I should mention at the outset that the term should not be construed to suggest any form of Sorcery despite the shared use of the term.
The Role of the Hinderers:
The Scripture says
Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
And now ye know what hinders that he might be revealed in his time.
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now hinders will continue to hinder, until he be taken out of the way.
And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming. -- II Thess 2:5-8 (New Scofield KJV)
The word hinder here is Katecho, a Greek verb meaning "to restrain or hinder (the course or progress of a thing).
A more literal translation has this verse as:
Do ye not remember that, being yet with you, these things I said to you?
and now, what is keeping down ye have known, for his being revealed in his own time, for the secret of the lawlessness doth already work, only he who is keeping down now [will hinder] -- till he may be out of the way,
and then shall be revealed the Lawless One, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the manifestation of his presence -- Young's literal translation.
The Identity of the Hinderers:
The text as we have it speaks of the Hinderer as a single being, much as the Tanach often references the Jewish people as "My Servant" singular and the New Testament calls the Church the (singular) Bride of Christ, even though both groups number in the millions. In the same the Hinderers are many yet One.
There are some knowledgeable biblical commentators who believe the Hinderer is the Holy Spirit (Ruach ha Kodesh). This belief is generally based on the Nicean doctrine of the Holy Trinity, which I discuss elsewhere. In context however this can not be so because were the Spirit of God ever removed from the earth the earth would cease to exist (Acts 17:28 etc). It is only the omnipresence of the Holy One that makes existence possible.
According to the clear word of the prophets, the Hinderers will largely be slaughtered during the reign of the coming global despot. While the Spirit of God will never depart the world, the Hinderers will in this way be removed from the earth:
- And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. -- Rev 6:9-11.
The Hinderers are therefore willing martyrs who hinder the workings of the spirit of antichrist, especially those serving in our generation who are consciously restraining the rise of the Rex Mundi and his New World Order.
The Scripture says:
Surely, whenever and at whatever time righteousness declines, O descendant of Bharata, and there occurs a predominance of unrighteousness, at that time I manifest Myself.
In order to deliver saintly people, to destroy the wicked and to firmly reestablish religious principles, I appear age after age. -- Bhagavad Gita 4:7,8
Hinderers are those who serve the One God in diverse ways and who pray for His timely intervention for the good of all living entities. At the same time they work to postpone that intervention in order to give as many people as possible the opportunity to both prepare and decide which side they are on.
Most people have now decided. Most will embrace the New World Order and the coming Rex Mundi, as the Prophets foretold. The Hinderers are the exceptions to the rule. They come from all religious and philosophical systems and act according to the Light they have been granted. They are committed to standing against the encroaching Darkness whatever the cost. In this way they are like father Noah or Manu, warning the world of coming disaster and being largely ignored.
Antichrists Many and Singular:
To Be Continued