Christian greetings to all Bible Believers in the wonderful Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Let's turn straight to the Bible.
Firstly, Ephesians 2:8: "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves it is the Gift of God." He that has faith and is baptized shall be saved... ye are JUSTIFIED through faith in the NAME of the Lord Jesus, so repent and be baptized everyone of you in the NAME of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost or new birth (Mark 16:16; I Corinthians 6:11; Acts 2:38.)
JUSTIFICATION, a step of faith: is a clear understanding of the Word of God. We commence our Christian walk by faith in the Son of God! A clear understanding Who the Lord Jesus IS, what He has accomplished for Adam's fallen race and identifying with Him through obedience to Matthew 28:19 and being baptized in the NAME (singular) of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Next, Romans 15:16: "That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, and that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being SANCTIFIED by the Holy Ghost."
How does the Holy Ghost sanctify us? By FAITH, as we receive Him in WORD Form. John 17:17, "Sanctify them through Thy truth: Thy Word is truth." As we receive the Word by faith or UNDERSTANDING, we receive the Spirit because a Word is a thought expressed, and God's thoughts are Spirit (John 6:63; 13:20.) Paul's gospel IS the Holy Ghost in WORD FORM. By replacing our ideas with His thoughts we are cleansing or sanctifying the mind of our heart (Ephesians 5:26-27.) This is called "putting on the Mind of Christ," holiness or SANCTIFICATION is the second step in faith toward God (Galatians 3:27; Philippians 2:5; Colossians 3:10.)
Ephesians 4:30: "Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God whereby you are sealed unto the day of your redemption."
The third step of faith is the baptism of the Holy Ghost or the new birth, without which it is IMPOSSIBLE to understand the Bible (I Corinthians 12:13; John 3:3.) We receive the new birth by becoming written epistles of the Word He is fulfilling NOW (I John 1:7.) Notice in every age, faith comes by hearing what the Spirit is saying to the true and the nominal churches in their Age; Jesus said His sheep receive his Word (Revelation 2-3; John 10:1-5?)
Although it is patently obvious from church history and all can read the Bible, few seem capable of accepting the fact that God was fulfilling a DIFFERENT part of the SAME Word in each of the Seven Church Ages, as He said He would. Although they read in Daniel that the full revelation of redemption was sealed "until the time of the end," and Christ was Mediator on account of the IGNORANCE of the Church Age saints BECAUSE the Book was Sealed. Most cannot conceive God could progressively unveil MORE and MORE revelation through time, and it was these further revelations which determined the Church Ages or dispensations. Few consider that as the faith was LOST when the saints were martyred during the Dark Ages, succeeding generations could only walk in the partial Light which remained. Few ponder the reason for differences between the Protestant sects OR consider God's promised RESTORATION of the faith MUST render EVERY denomination AND their teachings null, void and inadequate, and in order to restore the Word God MUST send a prophet because the Word comes ONLY to a prophet. Fewer still could imagine God's prophet would belong to NO denomination and be rejected by EVERY denomination because his teaching is according to the Bible which condemns them when they refuse correction, proving they are bastards and NOT His children.
This may sound heavy talking but it is what the Bible says and follows the pattern of the Spirit of God and the spirit of the Devil recorded through the Bible (Matthew 23:34.)
Now, in Romans 2:16: "God shall judge the secrets of mens' hearts by the Word according to my Gospel."
Christ and the saints, the true Church born of his Spirit, will judge the world by Paul's interpretation of the Word. Paul was God's prophet with THUS SAITH THE LORD. Heavens and earth will be changed but Paul's preaching can no more fail than God can fail. "For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, discerning between soul spirit, and body..." (Hebrews 4:12.)
If we liken Paul's offering of the ORIGINAL Gentile Church of Pentecost to the incense offered by the Jewish priests at the morning oblation in the Temple, the antitype offering of incense at the evening oblation would be the end-time saints who will be changed in the atoms without seeing death (I Corinthians 15:50-55; I Thessalonians 4:16-17.) Do you believe IT? Do you know THIS is the day - we have arrived?
"In the beginning was the unchanging Eternal Word or Logos, and the Word was with God in THOUGHT FORM, and those thoughts are the attributes of what He is, and the Fulness of the nature and character of God was expressed in HUMAN FORM - Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the beginning of the creation of God, and Christ is expressing Himself through those who receive Him by faith - the continuation of the creation of the Word" (John 1:1.)
God received the Original church by their faith or understanding of Paul's interpretation of the Word. Faith in the Word is ABSOLUTE and cannot change. Therefore the incense offering (or faith) of the end-time Church MUST be identical to the understanding He vindicated in the original Church He founded at Pentecost. Incense in the Bible represents the prayers; that is the revelation or faith of the saints (Revelation 5:8; 8:3.) He's Alpha and Omega, the BEGINNING and the ENDING - NOT what was in-between. The Word or faith delivered to the saints at Pentecost, the BEGINNING of the Gentile dispensation, was lost until AFTER the denominational ages were all fulfilled, and RESTORED before the ENDING of the Gentile dispensation.
During the Seven Church Ages when the faith was lost, He was Mediator between God and the saints because they DISAGREED with the Word (I Corinthians 13:10; Revelations 1:8:)
The Word says He is One God and One Lord, but the church insists apart from the Bible and in the absence of any prophet, He is somehow "three." The Bible says Jesus is Emmanuel, "God with us," the church insists he is a fraction of God with us (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; I Timothy 3:16.)
The Bible says baptism is an act of faith requiring a true understanding of the Oneness of the Godhead and immersion in the NAME (singular) of the LORD JESUS CHRIST. The church insists God is somehow "three persons" and baptism whose names (PLURAL) are "Father," "Son," and "Holy Ghost" and that baptism is by sprinkling or pouring of infants (who of course have NO faith and cannot repent.)
The Bible says God placed man and woman under separate covenants; that a woman is forbidden to teach or usurp authority over the man and is to obey her husband in every thing. The church says God is an "equal opportunity employer."
The Bible says the local pastor is the highest office, and ruled only by the Holy Spirit. The churches place bishops, archbishops, cardinals, popes, presidents, state presbyters, conveners, etc., over the local pastor - this is nicolaitanism which Jesus hates.
God is His Own Interpreter, we learn that from Amos 3:6-8; John 10:1- 5,34-35; Hebrews 1;1-2; II Timothy 3:15-16 and II Peter 1:20-21. He KNOWS what His Word means and because He is omniscient and infinite can never change His mind, (and any word is a thought expressed.) God interprets or reveals His Word either by bringing It to pass, or by sending a vindicated prophet.
His Will for man is revealed firsthand to a prophet, NOT to an apostle, pastor, evangelist, teacher, or the general congregation of believers - we receive It secondarily. The prophet, however, may also hold one or more of these Offices. The test of a prophet is in Numbers 12:6; Deuteronomy 13:1-5 and 18:15-21; basically it states that anything a vindicated prophet of God says in the Name of the Lord will come to pass precisely as spoken, keep on coming to pass, and be in full agreement the with prophecies of any previously vindicated prophet.
Deuteronomy 4:2; Ecclesiastes 3:1-17; Isaiah 55:8-11; Matthew 24:36; Galatians 1:8-9, and Revelation 2:16-20 teach us God's Word is Perfect. It cannot fail or be changed in any way, so ALL prophecy is either fulfillment or a further revelation of EXISTING Scripture, (previous prophecy.) To ADD to God's Word is impersonating God. In the end-time when "the mystery of God is revealed" those persons prove they are NOT born again; they'll miss the first resurrection, the Wedding Supper and Millennium, facing martyrdom during the Great Tribulation, whilst those who DIMINISH the faith will have their names removed from the book of Life and be LOST.
God's Word is NOT to be played with. No man is fit to stand behind the pulpit until he has met the Pillar of Fire and has the determinate Counsel of God. "But we Christians have the mind of God," wrote Paul. "Then how come the denominations ALL preach different and conflicting gospels?" If the Holy Spirit guides into ALL Truth and the elect can't be deceived in the faith, and IF Anglicans, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Methodists, Baptists and Pentecostals, etc., ARE all Christians, aren't they all supposed to speak the SAME Thing?"
A good question. The answer is, of course, that it is IMPOSSIBLE for them to all be Christians at a single point in time. The Holy Spirit will only lead to the Word, and EVERY one of these groups denies revelation, or faith in the Word. If all or any one of them was in agreement with EVERY WORD of the Bible, Christ would not have been a Mediator, and they would all be together in love today. AFTER the Dark Ages when faith was lost, God began to reveal "the faith" once again, NOT in the Fulness as He did to Peter, John, Jude, Paul and the saints of Pentecost but, "line upon line, precept upon precept, Word upon Word, here a little and there a little" (Isaiah 28:8-13; Revelations 1-3.)
So the Holy Spirit led the elect into ALL the TRUTH revealed for THEIR Age. If we were to take a sheet of paper and draw a line from Pentecost to the end of the Gentile dispensation we would find it was subdivided into nine parts - the BEGINNING or Pentecost, when the saints held and understood the Perfect Word of God, Seven Church Ages when they had part Word mixed with man-made creed and dogma, and the ENDING or present holy convocation, "calling out" a Word Bride into the Fulness of the Faith. We could easily plot each of the Protestant denominations along this "time line." History records how each organized AFTER a Spiritual move of God. The "Spiritual moves" were evidenced in successive progressive Protestant Revivals as FURTHER revelations of the Word were added "line upon line, precept upon precept" through the Reformation of the Roman Catholic beliefs established at the First Nicea Council.
This information may be found in any encyclopaedia or history book, and may be verified by the statement of faith or creed of denominations formed around the Light as God revealed It through the Reformation. Broadly these revelations are expressed in "Justification by faith" of the Lutheran, Anglican, and Congregational churches of the Sardis Age. Then God added "Sanctification" or holiness to it, the focus of the early Methodists, and the restoration of the "Gifts of the Spirit" among the Pentecostal groups.
If we refer to I John 1:7 we discover in order to be "under the Blood" or born again, it was essential to have a clear revelation of the Word God was manifesting in your day and see It coming to pass in your life. Looking at the HISTORICAL moves of God plotted on the "time line" it is evident no group ever had a Revival once it had denominated.
There is no record of any denomination in either the Old or New Testaments having a Revival. Organization will not let people "keep walking as God unfolds more of Himself," so they refuse the Spirit and die. Like Israel before them, each denomination in turn becomes IMPERSONATORS of a day gone by. The Anglicans and Lutherans did run well, but ORGANIZATION hindered them from receiving the FURTHER Light God shone through Wesley's ministry. The Methodists picked up the Flame and carried It throughout the world but when they institutionalized, unbelief prevented them from accepting the FURTHER Light God revealed to Laodicea. The Laodicean denominations were so close as to almost deceive the very Elect and are known as Pentecostals; they did run well under justification, sanctification and the restoration of the Gifts, but when the Seals were revealed and the Word corrected their errors, they put Christ outside their group. Isaiah prophesied they would, for it is the last Church Age which becomes apostate. Now Christ calls His Bride to meet Him WITHOUT the camp (Isaiah 28:12-13; II Thessalonians 2:7; Revelation 3:20; 18:4.)
The messenger to Laodicea was a prophet like Paul the messenger to Ephesus, and through his ministry God placed the history of the church with the Bible - Revelations 1-3. Since the Seals are opened and "the mystery of God is finished" we can see which part of the Word each of the Seven Church Ages manifested and know they are all fulfilled. We also see OUR position in the Body and the Promises God will fulfill in His Bride TODAY.
A revelation of the Message of Luther brought the new birth in Sardis; the Message of Wesley added to It brought the new birth in the Philadelphian Age, and the revelation of Hebrews 13:8 and the Gifts made the saints of Laodicea Christians. Can you see how in each Age the saints had to walk in ALL the Light God had revealed? The Light of Luther produced the new birth in Sardis but there was no way It could regenerate the souls of the saints of Philadelphia - they HAD to have It PLUS holiness. What made the saints of the Philadelphian Age would not work in Laodicea, they had to have It PLUS, and what gave Life to the Laodicean saints will NOT work today - we have Christ, the Fulness (I Corinthians 13:10; Revelations 10:1-7.)
Unless we walk in ALL the Light God has revealed for our day we are NOT in the Word, NOT in Christ, NOT under the Blood, NOT born again. It was God's grace that Christ was a Mediator from Pentecost and throughout the Church Ages, interceding for the saint's ignorance of the Word. Now we have the perfect interpretation of the Word He is NOT a Mediator and the Bride must offer Him perfect faith.
Do you see how the WHOLE BODY follows the same steps of revelation as the individual Christian? Justification, Sanctification and the Baptism of the Holy Ghost (or new birth,) then lays in the Presence of the Son as He brings Her to maturity for the first Resurrection, the manifestation of the sons of God and the translation. So simple! He redeems us the same as He redeems the earth - Justification and water baptism with Noah's Flood, sanctification by the Blood of Christ falling upon it at Calvary, the baptism with the Holy Ghost and Fire at the end of the Age, and renewal in the glorified form of the new heavens and new earth. Jesus Christ the SAME, yesterday, and today, and forever!
The Book of Revelation is actually "the revelation of JESUS CHRIST given to John." The revelation is this: JESUS CHRIST IS GOD REVEALED OR MANIFEST IN THE FLESH OF ONE MAN and THE CHURCH IS JESUS CHRIST REVEALED OR MANIFEST IN HIS MANY-MEMBERED BRIDE. This Book reveals the mystery of redemption - WHO'S name is written, and HOW God redeemed them. On earth, these things were not fully revealed to Jesus, who could do nothing of Himself but what God revealed in visions. Significant details such as the day and hour of His second Coming at the end of the age were unknown to Him (John 5:19; Matthew 24:3,36.) After His assumption, God gave Jesus the revelation and Jesus showed It to John through a series of visions over the two-years of his exile on Patmos.
Now it is important for us to understand that there was only ONE (1) person who could know these things, and he was the "angel," (the messenger, or major apostle) to the Seventh and final Church Age. Through the centuries men have spent a lifetime presuming to interpret the symbols of Revelation by fitting the Scriptures together, but God said they were "sealed until the time of the end."
Clearly "the time of the end" is when Revelation 4 and 5 are fulfilled and Christ's Mediatorial work is finished (because all the saints predestinated to the final Church Age of Laodicea have been baptized into the Body and all Seven church Ages are over). When the Elders advertise for a kinsman redeemer, He advances from the "Outer Court" where His Body had lain as a Memorial on the bloody Altar of sacrifice, claims the Book of the Redeemed, tears open the Seals and reveals to His prophet, the angel to Laodicea, WHOSE names are written in the Book and HOW they were redeemed.
But BEFORE the Seventh Trumpet Angel sounds, to end the Gentile dispensation and announce Christ's return in the revelation of the Seven trumpets to the 144,000 Elect Israelites, "the mystery of God" must be revealed to perfect the Church for the translation. God does not deal with Israel and the Church at the same time (Daniel 12:4,9; Malachi 4:5- 6; Matthew 17:11; Revelation 10:7.) We must have Something to give us grace for faith to be changed in the atoms following the Resurrection of the sleeping saints after the Seventh Trump.
The Message of the prophet sounds throughout the world calling God's people out of Babylon and into Christ. The revelation of this message is God calling your name from the Lamb's Book of Life. In EVERY Age, Jesus said, "He who hath an ear, let Him hear what the Spirit saith unto the nominal church AND the Elect Lady," for "My Sheep receive My Word by revelation and cannot be deceived by a stranger quoting the dead letter of My Word without the Spirit" (Revelation 2,3; Matthew 24:24; John 10:1-5.)
In EVERY Age the Elect found their Position in the Body by hearing that part of the Word Christ was revealing to His saints for their Age. By faith they became written epistles of that part of the Word, - a life lived by the Word is God expressed. "Faith cometh by hearing and understanding by the Word of God" (Romans 10:17; Galatians 3:2,14.)
There is only one group of people, and that a very special group of people, who are able to hear what the Spirit says in each Age. It is one special group that receives the revelation for each Age. That group is OF GOD, because the group that CANNOT hear is NOT OF GOD (John 8:42-44.) The group that can and does hear what the Spirit is saying and receives the revelation thereof is that group described in I Corinthians 2:6-16. They are the ones who have the Spirit of God. They are the ones that are born of God. They are baptized into the Body of the Lord Jesus Christ by His Spirit. They are baptized with the Holy Ghost.
To further bring out what we have just said, and to emphasize a Scripture that should be borne in mind as we speak about who it is that is baptized with the Holy Ghost, see what Jesus says in John 6:45, "It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall ALL be taught of God.'" But turn to Isaiah 54:13 whence this is taken and it reads, "And all THY CHILDREN shall be taught of the Lord." The ALL of God are the CHILDREN of God. Thus it is that the evidence of being a true child of God, (he whom the Spirit has come upon and indwells,) is again set forth as one taught the Word by the Holy Ghost.
In EVERY Age, those who were the Elect became the manifestation of the Word prophesied for their day. In other words, by faith, they heard their name called from the Lamb's Book of Life ...NOT "Charlie," or "Sue!" THEIR part of the Word, the revelation for THEIR day. IF we can receive and see our lives fulfilling the Word God promised for His Church in this day, we have heard OUR NAME called and know we are written in the Lamb's Book of Life.
The messenger to the Laodicean Church Age was a prophet exactly as Paul, the messenger to the Ephesian Church Age was a prophet (Acts 13:1; 19; 20:27; I Corinthians 14:36-39; Galatians 1:10-12; Ephesians 3:1-5.) His ministry was to "finish the mystery of God" which would "turn the hearts of the God's children (the Elect Gentiles) in the end-time back to the Faith or understanding of Paul and the other Church fathers," "calling them out of the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches into Oneness with the Word." This prophecy is found in Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11 and Revelation 10:7; 18:1-4.
Do you realize there are multitudes of church going people who do not acknowledge Paul was a prophet? The call of the last "Word prophet" before the end of the Gentile dispensation was to "RESTORE THE HEARTS OF THE CHILDREN OF GOD TO THE UNDERSTANDING ONCE DELIVERED BY PAUL." When I say "Word prophet" I am distinguishing between a prophet whose Message EVERY believer MUST receive and a one whose prophecy has relevance only to the local church. There can only ever be ONE (1) faith or understanding, Christ is not divided, he knows what His Word means, and that understanding was to be RESTORED, not replaced.
Jesus said, "I will RESTORE" so His prophet will not preach another faith but restore the SAME understanding Paul delivered at the first. But as It is 100% Bible, we know It must be very different to what the church of the world preaches because God said he would SEPARATE His Children from the worldly church. EVERY denomination claims to be married to the Word but without exception have prostituted themselves with the words of another (Joel 2:25; Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11; Acts 3:21; Revelation 17:1-5.)
I Corinthians 6:17 says, "God and the soul that's joined together with God is One Spirit." If we are truly born again or married to the Word then we are One with the Word and cannot deny any Part It. He is Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, and as the wife is the reflection of her husband, the Bride at the End will be a Word Bride like the first Bride at Pentecost, NOT like the Church Age Bride, Who couldn't manifest the Full Word because they did not have It.
I hope you Bible believers out in the Electronic Congregation can see these things. Clearly there is a depth of teaching is all these sermons which requires them to be printed out and studied with your Bibles. We'll return in our future services to identify the prophet in the Bible and study some of the other promises of God which have come to pass or in process of fulfillment today. We need to have a clear understanding what God promised to do and what He is NOW doing else we stand to make a carnal impersonation of something He has already done, sincerely thinking we are "rich in the Word and in faith but actually naked and blind and wretched and miserable."
Let us earnestly contend for the faith once delivered unto the saints at Pentecost which NONE of the denominations have or accept, for strait is the Entrance to the Kingdom and narrow the Way, but broad is the way that leads to destruction and many there be that go in thereat (Revelation 2:21-23.)
God Bless you all as you study to prove these things. When YOU have the faith, don't forget to pass this Message on to another seeker of Truth. bb920209.htm
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