Many people proudly claim to be patriots of their country, believing in it’s founding principles and supporting it’s welfare. They will be disheartened if they find out the real meaning behind being a patriot. Part of being a patriot is supporting the country’s current interest, but many patriots do not and want to bring it back to a time when they think it was better. They have love for their nation despite the fact that their relationship to it is serfdom and debtorship. Humorously, in America many patriotic republicans have been swayed by the political rhetoric of Donald Trump believing he’s some kind of patriotic savior, and they still have hope in him becoming president again. I suppose they are unaware that Trump is not a zealous supporter of the US Constitution. The fact is that looking up to men to govern your affairs will always lead to inevitable destruction. “Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.”, Psalm 146:3
Patriots are under the delusion that the country is theirs and that it’s purpose is the citizen’s welfare. That is far from the truth as history has certainly proven. In the Constitution it starts out “We the People” with “People” being capitalized as a capitonym with a different meaning which does not refer to public citizens, but the ‘inhabitants’ of the States in their sovereign capacity. A US citizen is not an inhabitant of the State in which he ‘resides’. His inhabitance, or ‘domicile’, is the United States Corporation in the District of Columbia. He has residency in the state, but not domicile. The legal scribes intentionally make their legalese difficult to comprehend to the layman; as Thomas Jefferson said that in drafting statutes his fellow lawyers were accustomed to “making every other word a ‘said’ or ‘aforesaid,’ and saying everything over two or three times, so that nobody but we of the craft can untwist the diction, and find out what it means…” For a better explanation on how we are not the “People” I’ll direct you to an article that explains it well enough.
“PEOPLE. Ordinarily, the entire body of the inhabitants of a State. In a political sense, that portion of the inhabitants who are intrusted with political power… The words “the people” must be determined by the connection. In some cases they refer to the qualified voters, in others [i.e. “We the People”] to the state in its sovereign capacity…”
INHABITANT. Implies a more fixed and permanent abode than “resident;” frequently imports many privileges and duties to which a mere resident could not lay claim or be subject.’
One domiciled: one who has his domicile or fixed residence in a place, in opposition to a mere “sojourner.” – A Dictionary Of Law by W.C. Anderson 1889
The definition of patriot is one “who loves his country, and zealously supports and defends it and its interests.” The word derives from Greek patrios which means “of one’s father”, patris “fatherland”, and pater which is “father” To be a patriot is to claim your father is the worldly government that is your nation, not God. Even if you are not a patriot you are still a citizen which means you have voluntarily alienated adherence to a former foreign sovereign and are standing under your current secular sovereign that is your nation. If you were born in said country, at first your ‘father’ is God/Christ [a foreign sovereign to the nation, the Prince Of Peace] until the legal insinuation of your government issued (G.I.) person which in most cases is shortly after birth. The naturalization oath of citizenship clearly states that you “absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince [Christ, the Prince Of Peace], potentate, state, or sovereignty“
When breaking the word down [pat-riot], the government has always viewed patriots as terrorists even before the notion of the law labeling it’s citizens as possible ‘enemies of the state’. A ‘pat’ is one who adheres “to an existing/former status or policy and refusing to consider proposals of change or reform.” And ‘riot’ is an ‘assembly that is seen by the law as a breach of peace, a terror to the public, and to execute and unlawful purpose.’ That is how the law defines those words. The word patriot is also “used for a factious disturber of the government.” In this sense, the government sees patriots who refuse to consider proposals of change or reform as a threat to its future endeavors.
1590s, “compatriot,” from French patriote (15c.) and directly from Late Latin patriota “fellow-countryman” (6c.), from Greek patriotes “fellow countryman,” from patrios “of one’s fathers,” patris “fatherland,” from pater (genitive patros) “father” (see father (n.)); with -otes, suffix expressing state or condition. Liddell & Scott write that patriotes was “applied to barbarians who had only a common [patris], [politai] being used of Greeks who had a common [polis] (or free-state).”
Meaning “loyal and disinterested lover and defender of one’s country and its interests” is attested from c. 1600, but it became an ironic term of ridicule or abuse from mid-18c. in England, so that Johnson, who at first defined it as “one whose ruling passion is the love of his country,” in his fourth edition added, “It is sometimes used for a factious disturber of the government.”
The name of patriot had become [c. 1744] a by-word of derision. Horace Walpole scarcely exaggerated when he said that … the most popular declaration which a candidate could make on the hustings was that he had never been and never would be a patriot. [Macaulay, “Horace Walpole,” 1833]
It was somewhat revived in reference to resistance movements in overrun countries in World War II, and it has usually had a positive sense in American English, where the phony and rascally variety has been consigned to the word patrioteer (1928).” – https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=patriot
“pat – In politics, to adhere obstinately to an existing status or policy, refusing to consider proposals of change or reform; stand still, in a blind or stubborn refusal to disturb existing conditions when they are profitable to one’s party or one’s self.” – 1889 Century Dictionary
“riot – Specifically In law, an unlawful assembly which has actually begun to execute the purpose for which it assembled by a breach of the peace, and to the terror of the public, or a lawful assembly proceeding to execute an unlawful purpose…” – 1889 Century Dictionary
“PAT’RIOT, noun [Latin patria, one’s native country, form pater, father.]
A person who loves his country, and zealously supports and defends it and its interests.” – Webster’s Dictionary 1828
“I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.” – Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America
“and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” – KJV, Isa 9:6
“Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world” – KJV, Jhn 18:36
“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” – KJV, Jas 4:4
If you are not a “Christian” you already denounce Christ, but those who claim to be a ‘follower’ and also a ‘patriot’ have turned away His sovereignty. Being a Christian is following the example of Christ Jesus, but Jesus was not of this world [earthly kingdoms/governments, Satan’s world], and being part of it and actively participating in it is in fact renouncing Christ. Even His parents were not of this world, but they were subject to it [being subject to =/= being a subject of].
Christ Jesus, his Kingdom is not of this world [earthly kingdoms/governments], therefore his dominion is not of the United States nor any nation or state. He never registered to become a member under any nation. We are not to have membership of the world, for friendship of it is enmity with God, and this friendship is done by voluntarily enrolling/registering into it. Joseph sought to not make a public example of Mary; they wanted to stay private in the heavenly register. Some people will point to Luke 2:1-5 that mentions the decree by Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed [registered into the census] and that Joseph was taxed with Mary. In Luke 2:2 “this taxing” was so “that it might appear how much tax should be levied upon each one” In order to tax someone they would need to be registered into the public [census]. In the original Greek translation the word for “tax” in the KJV means to register [voluntary enrollment], and it is understood as that this enrollment was in the “heavenly register” for Joseph and Mary. The public register of a nation is clearly not the heavenly register. It is more likely that Joseph with Mary claimed privacy on record that he was of the lineage of King David and had no intentions to participate in the public business world. Thayer’s Greek Lexicon makes the claim that in Luke 2:3 “all” went to enroll in the heavenly register, when it is biblically clear that did not happen. Joseph and Mary enrolled in the heavenly register, pronounced their privacy and complete adherence to God through the lineage of David (it is possible that Mary’s pregnancy prevented them from publicly registering). Then when Mary brought forth Jesus she “laid him in a manger; for there was no room for them in the inn”, and back then the inns were for those who were publicly registered and could be accounted for. A ‘manger’ is in a barn; “a trough or box in which fodder is laid for cattle”, and although Jesus never confronted problems of being an illegitimate child, “one conceived in a barn” is considered a ‘bastard.’
“Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.” – KJV, Mat 1:19
“And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David: )
To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.” – KJV, Luke 2:1-7
“STRONGS NT 583: ἀπογράφω [tax]
a. to write off, copy (from some pattern).
b. to enter in a register or records; specifically, to enter in the public records the names of men, their property and income, to enroll (cf. ἀπογραφή, b.); middle to have oneself registered, to enroll oneself [Winer’s Grammar, § 38, 3]: Luke 2:1, 3, 5; passive οἱ ἐν οὐρανοῖς ἀπογεγραμμένοι those whose names are inscribed in the heavenly register,”
“STRONGS NT 582: ἀπογραφή [taxing]
a. a writing off, transcript (from some pattern).
b. an enrolment (or registration) in the public records of persons together with their property and income, as the basis of an ἀποτίμησις (census or valuation), i. e. that it might appear how much tax should be levied upon each one: Luke 2:2; Acts 5:37; on the occurrence spoken of in both passages, cf. Schürer, Ntl. Zeitgesch. § 17, pp. 251, 262-286, and books there mentioned; [McClellan 1:392-399; B. D. under the word Taxing].” – Thayer’s Greek Lexicon
1. A trough or box in which fodder is laid for cattle, or the place in which horses and cattle are fed.”
“B’ASTARD, noun A natural child; a child begotten and born out of wedlock; an illegitimate or spurious child. By the civil and canon laws, a bastard becomes a legitimate child, by the intermarriage of the parents, at any future time. But by the laws of this country, as by those of England, a child, to be legitimate, must at least be born after the lawful marriage.” – Webster’s 1828
Word origin ME < OFr < bast- (also in fils de bast) (< ? Goth bansts, barn) + -ard,-ard: hence, one conceived in a barn” – collinsdictionary.com
“Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.”, Psalm 146:3. Protestant pastor David Guzik explains eloquently how leaders of this day are nothing to revere. I believe it’s not just the leaders of these days, but of all time. Either way he makes a good point here.
“Politicians of this day look for what they can get from you. Jesus looks for what He can do for you.
Leaders of this day surround themselves with servants. Jesus surrounds us with His servanthood.
Leaders of this day use their power to build their empire. Jesus uses his power to wash our feet and make us clean and comfortable.
Leaders of this day trade their influence for money. God so loved that he gave …
Generals of this day need regular wars to keep their weapons and skills up to date and insure their own advancement. Jesus brings peace and rest to hearts.
The higher the plane of importance one reaches in this world, the more inaccessible he becomes. Jesus was Emanuel, “God with us.”
Leaders of this day are desperate to be seen and heard. Jesus sought anonymity so He could be useful.
Obviously, Jesus is not in charge of the halls of Washington, London, Moscow, Baghdad, Paris or Bonn.” – David Guzik
The spiritual way of Christ involves not volunteering to be enrolled in the world of man [legal world, world of nations, Satan’s world], and Christ was obviously not of this world. If you are publicly registered it is your spiritual duty to abjure from it.
“Leave Babylon; flee from the Babylonians! Shout for joy as you tell it and announce it. Shout it out to the ends of the earth…” – GOD’S WORD Translation, Isa 48:20