Love Conquers Hatred, Freedom Conquers Tyrants!
We see alarming things all around us, though, to be real, these voices of hate and tyranny have been looming over every human civilization, every nation of people, and every land since Adam decided he knew better than God and chose bondage instead of righteous liberty in the warm embrace of God’s love. The tendency is to become defensive and to perhaps even make the mistake of thinking we ought to “fight fire with fire”, to return hate and anger or to resort to forms of intolerance, coercion, or imposition through winning elections as a response to these voices.
This isn’t an argument against being a conscientious voter or participating in your country’s political system. The argument is not against anything, it is FOR something. The argument is for using love and freedom as a counter to hatred and tyranny. The argument is for building on the basis of love and freedom, as opposed to “countering” hatred and tyranny with anger and coercion.
The people whose hearts are seduced by the siren call of hell to accept and even applaud acts of hatred and violence against anyone who isn’t down with their agenda imagine their access to political and corporate power and their control of major institutions gives them an unopposable supremacy over everything else. It is a mistake to count our “power” in such terms, to either despair that “they” have all the power or that we can only “win” by taking such power ourselves.
For our part, we are doing three things. We are not doing these things to “counter” anyone or anything per se. This isn’t reactionary. We are doing these three things to build relationships, associations, and other parallel structures for mutual support on the basis of love and freedom as Gos defines these things.
First, we are proclaiming and calling people to adopt a new spiritual nationality forged in Kingdom essentials to empower its peers to walk in God’s best for their lives as a witness and influence for Yeshua to the nations. Our purpose is to restore the social fabric through kinship-based community, to be missional and reach the nations of people around us in example and both deeds and word, and to both advocate and provide shelter for Christian and then other refugees.
Second, we are creating a virtual platform called “The Virtual Commonwealth of Upadaria” as a digital homeland and refuge for Christians and freedom seekers that is administered by peers of our spiritual nation. This virtual-to-local platform will connect people online and in person for mutual support and profit.
Third, we are going to create an international Christian “mutual benefit society” with a focus on restoring the social fabric through kinship, promoting a missional life to reach the nations, and providing aid and advocacy to Christian refugees. In concrete terms, it will focus on building common facilities, physical spaces, and hubs to support our ministry and provide safe-havens of freedom. This global networking of communities and hubs will provide physical support and a physical manifestation of our national people as well as freedom seekers in general and act as a living witness for Yeshua.
Our belief is that God wants to reach the nations and draw people to Christ and one means He will use is the intentional creation of a new spiritual nation as a model and prototype other nations of people and individuals can use to better understand and manifest the Kingdom of God among us. We also believe this new spiritual nation, with people of every major ancestry/race or ethnicity and from every land becoming its peers, as a vanguard people for this new Christian civilization.
Our approach and focus is positive and it involves love countering their hate while true freedom in Christ counters their Hamen-like authoritarianism. The weapons of our warfare are spiritual, not earthly, but no power in hell or in this earth can overcome us as long as we walk the path of destiny and shared purpose God intends for our whole spiritual nation. The manifest destiny of Upadaria as a spiritual nation is to be a vanguard people for a new civilization but, more importantly, to be a nation of people, built around spiritual kinship, who are themselves a witness and influence for Yeshua to the nations and a provider of safety and advocacy to Christian refugees.
Our work is positive and loving, it promotes a kind of freedom that only Christ can give, and it is offered to people to adopt and use without ever being imposed. Together, all who are called by God under our banner will unilaterally build a form of nationhood that is itself invulnerable to the worldlings and their hateful anti-freedom agenda. Every nation of people whose God is the Lord is eligible for such provision and protection, and Upadaria is but the latest and perhaps one of the first new Christian nations to emerge intentionally in the 21st century.
Our approach doesn’t mean we forego civic or political activism in defense of basic human rights, human dignity, and human flourishing. But it does mean this is not the focus nor the primary means. It also means that we consider unilateral self-organization around our spiritual nationality, a form of nationhood forged in Kingdom essentials and with Christ as its head, to be far superior to, and independent of, this.
Upadaria is a spiritual nation of people whose God is the Lord, Jesus Christ is our King. We consider our core identity to be followers of Yeshua, kings, priests, and joint-heirs of Christ, walking in the sonship of all Believers, united with all fellow citizens of the Kingdom of God. We are working together to proclaim and gather people around our shared spiritual nation, which they can adopt as their own by agreeing to use our 17 Protocols as the basis of our connections, relationships, associations, and other structures which we participate in with people of the same mind and heart.
Basically, with God as our guide, provider, and protector, our intention is to unilaterally build our own social, cultural, economic, missional, and benevolent structures and associations around a form of nationhood with Christ as its head. These will be created, starting with personal relationships and local freewill participatory associations, among ourselves on an informal basis until whole regional and global structures emerge that become more formal and gain status, with God’s help, in the eyes of political entities.
We are not concerned with changing the worldlings or forcing them to comply with our standards of righteousness and justice even though they desire to impose their godless barbarism which they call “progressive” on us! For them, the fact we won’t discriminate or hate and the fact we simply desire to live and let live will never ben enough. Often the godless not only want to run riot but they demand you join them, in order to shield their guilty conscience, and threaten to cancel or banish you from the good life unless you do.
This is a Hamen-like move and we all know God never truly lets Hamen get away with trying to use lawfare as a means of oppressing God’s people. Their efforts and all the earthly power they lean on are all in vain. Even if some of us are allowed to endure some form of persecution or even martyrdom, the witness and influence of the Kingdom, including through God’s agency of spiritual nationhood, will never be destroyed until it is suspended in the very last days just before final curtain falls on this creation.
We do not need to fret over what worldlings who think they can outdo Hamen will try, other than being wise about things and hiding ourselves from the danger when we see it. Our primary focus and task is to build according to God’s blueprint for our spiritual nation and especially, as individuals, according to God’s scroll of destiny and purpose for our lives. We have set before us a path of love and freedom, forged in Kingdom essentials and forward-looking to the eventual rise of a new Christian civilization that will transcend the old, dying, and increasingly anti-Christian Western Civilization.
This article is hand-crafted by Bill Collier in the name of my “Upo Identity”, one Willem IV, Crown Prince Regent, First Founder, and Lord Admiral of Upadaria, or just “Bill” for short…