“My Gospel”

Why didn’t Paul call it, “the gospel” instead of “my gospel”?

Romans 2:16
In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

Romans 16:25
Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,

2 Timothy 2:8
Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:

The answer lies in this single verse:

Galatians 2:7
But contrariwise, when they saw that [1] the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as [2] the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter;

There are two gospels listed in the verse above, hence the reason Paul tells us this:

2 Timothy 2:15
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

So what is the “word of truth”?

Ephesians 1:13
In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

The twelve preached the gospel of the circumcision, (faith plus works) whereas Paul preached the gospel of the uncircumcision (faith alone).

2 Peter 3:15
And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul ALSO according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;

1 Corinthians 2:7
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

Cursed

Creation is currently under a curse:

Romans 8:22
For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

Genesis 3:17-18
And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;

Whereas God previously judged and destroyed the earth with water (the great deluge), in future, he is going to judge it by fire:

Isaiah 24:5-6
The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.

Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.

Genesis 9:11

And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.

2 Peter 3:12
Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat.

Malachi 4:1
For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

Although God is currently pouring out his unmerited favour on the world during this current time and isn’t judging it, there will come a time when he will do so, especially those who cross over from this dispensation to the next (which means they enter the Tribulation still clothed in their sin/own righteousness):

Romans 2:8-9
But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,

Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;

2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Nahum 1:3-7
The Lord is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked : the Lord hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.

He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth.

The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein.

Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him.

The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.

Roamin’ in the Gloamin’

As early as March we will finally be giving up the peripatetic life, and settle down…. Just have to decide where…. (Probably in a certain town where we know we can buy raw, unpasteurised milk, butter, cream and all such nice stuff…)

Can’t wait to sleep in a real bed again and not be a tasty titbit to thousands of starving mozzies…. or be on the menu as far as fleas, ticks, flies and snakes are concerned… yuk 🐊🐯🐻🐲🐞🐝 Did I say how much I detest flies…? And did I forget to mention spiders? *squash* Oops…. Flip-flops also double up and make great fly/spider swatters 😂

I have had enough of sitting under the stars by countless fires, braai-ing (BBQing) rather endlessly, not to mention the icky state of some showers and bathrooms, and, and, and… 💩💩💩

I’ve gone through an untold number of flip-flops, walked in mud, slipped in mud…. sand, tall grass and what-not….

I’ve seen more sunrises and sunsets than one can ever imagine…. walked along countless beaches, had infinite picnics, met people from almost every walk of life, roughed it in the wind and rain, even got myself a tan, and at times could have been mistaken for the “mad professor” (concerning how I looked some mornings), and yes, everything they say about Trailer Parks is true 😂

I need creature comforts, I need stability, a solid roof over my head, good hygienic ablution facilities (lol) and heaven forbid…. a routine! (I never thought I’d say that….)

Just in time for winter…. when I will OD on Netflix, home cooked meals and catch up on plenty of needful sleep 😇😀😁💄👗👜👡👠📺🍹🍝🍗🍳🍮

King of kings and Lord of lords

Acts 17:23
For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.

The One whose name people take in vain, blaspheme and use as a swear word. This is him:

“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” ~ Revelation 19:11-16

A war of biblical proportions ~ the world’s future

“And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.” ~ Revelation 19:19

“And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.” ~ Revelation 16:12

“And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.” ~ Revelation 16:16

“And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;” ~ Revelation 19:17

Interesting Facts Concerning Food

The reason Jews do not eat meat and drink milk together (in tandem):

Exodus 23:19
The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the house of the Lord thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother’s milk.

Locusts are kosher:

Mark 1:6
And John was clothed with camel’s hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;

People have been eating animal products for centuries:

Genesis 18:8
And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.

There are rightfully no vegans today, the only true Vegans were Adam & Eve before they sinned:

Genesis 1:29
And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

After the flood, mankind could eat any anything:

Genesis 9:3
Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.

But times changed when God handpicked Abraham to be the father of a chosen people:

Deuteronomy 7:6
For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.

And their diet too, was special:

Leviticus 11:2-4
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth.

Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat.

Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.

BUT NOW in this interval – interruption – parenthesis, Israel is lo-ammi:

1 Timothy 4:4-5
For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:

For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

Paul’s Audience

“… both theirs and ours….”

How many realise that not only saved people “go to church” and profess to worship God? After all, standing in a garage doesn’t necessarily make one a car… Just as “going to church” doesn’t necessarily make one a Saint… lost people also attend church and worship God… This is confirmed in 1 Corinthians 6:11 where Paul uses the word “some” and not “all”, meaning only some were Saints…

Paul is addressing both Saints and sinners:

1 Corinthians 1:2-3
Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:

Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

——

Footnote:

If saved people would realise they are truly Saints and no longer sinners, their condition would line up with their position (in Christ), and their condition would no longer be deplorable.

Paul addresses the saved Corinthians’ condition, and not their position. They were in Christ, meaning they were saved, but their condition was rotten <— and this is something mainstream Christianity cannot seem to comprehend… “They call themselves Christians, but I doubt it… just look at their behaviour, Christians don’t do/say such things!”.

Since when?

Fallen Men, Human Nature & God’s Solution

In Adam:

Guilty, and no better than the next person:

Romans 2:1
Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.

Without excuse, because the truth is manifest in them, (that which may be known of God) because he has shown it to men by way of his creation, in the manner in which the human body was created (Psalm 139:14), and by way of The Bible, not to mention the conscience:

Romans 1:19-22
Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Unthankful, Vain:

Verse 21: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Fools:

Verse 22: Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Idolaters:

Romans 1:23
And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

Given over to sexual immorality; lust:

Romans 1:24
Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

Self serving; self worshipping:

Romans 1:25-26
Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever.

Having reprobate minds:

Romans 1:28
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

The entire spectrum of fallen human nature, filled with all unrighteousness, which includes the Jews who are covenant breakers:

Romans 1:29-32
Being filled with all
unrighteousness,
fornication,
wickedness,
covetousness,
maliciousness;
full of envy,
murder,
debate,
deceit,
malignity;
whisperers,

Backbiters,
haters of God,
despiteful,
proud,
boasters,
inventors of evil things,
disobedient to parents,

Without understanding,
covenantbreakers,
without natural affection,
implacable,
unmerciful:

Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

But…

Romans 1:16-18
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the POWER OF GOD UNTO SALVATION to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

For therein is the RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD REVEALED from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Otherwise…

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

Current Day Israel ~Founded in 1948

With reference to my post concerning Israel, she was not born again in 1948… current day Israel isn’t the true Israel of God as she was not born of the word nor of the spirit of God. She was birthed by men… The Rothschild’s to be exact.

Truthfully, she is a Zionist State filled with RELIGIOUS Jews, Mohammedans, nominal Christians, Catholics, as well as Atheists ~ the entire spectrum of religiosity, that is, and yes, Atheism is a religion, because it is a set of beliefs which hinge on “do’s and don’ts” just like all the other religions out there, whereas on the contrary, the current day Faith of Christ builds on it’s foundation through faith alone in Christ’s finished work (on the Cross) alone without any works whatsoever (for salvation).

There are too many people out there trying to be good (just in case there is a heaven), but good people don’t go to heaven, saved ones do…

Sons

God’s only begotten Son – refers only to the Lord Jesus Christ:

John 1:18
No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

John 1:14
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Son of God – Capital ‘S’ – the Lord Jesus Christ:

Matthew 14:33
Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

God’s Firstborn son – refers only to Israel:

Exodus 4:22
And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the Lord, Israel is my son, even my firstborn:

God’s adopted sons – refers to the Saints of the body of Christ:

Galatians 4:5-6
To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

Romans 8:19
For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

sons of God (small ‘s’) – interchangeable – refers to angels and New Covenant saints (which doesn’t mean New Covenant Saints become angels):

New Covenant Saints:

John 1:12
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

Angels:

Genesis 6:2
That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

Genesis 6:4
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

Job 1:6
Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them.

Job 38:7
When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

God’s Will For Your Life

1 Timothy 2:4-6
Who will have [1] ALL MEN to be saved, and to [2] come unto the knowledge of the truth.

For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

Who gave himself a ransom for ALL, to be testified in due time.

1 Thessalonians 5:18
[3] In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

There are no restrictions concerning salvation with respect to who and what you are:

Galatians 3:28
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

The good news which has the power to save your never-dying soul:

1 Corinthians 15:1-4
Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And remember, salvation is the gift of God, it cannot be bought or earned:

Ephesians 2:8-9
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Grand Theft Covenant

Religion at it’s subtle “best”…. So how come, when they need money, they “ask” you for it – through guilt tripping you by preaching Israel’s tithing ordinance of “ifs” and “buts” in order for you to open your wallet or purse $$$, yet, when you need money, they tell you to ask God…

Why can’t people see that religion under the guise of Christianity is a scam and also so happens to kill in the name of Jesus? There is no such thing as a “born-again Christian”, but there will be a born-again nation called Israel in future… The term “born-again Christian” created by modern Christianity is an oxymoron. Israel needs to be born-again, and when she is, she’ll receive her New Covenant and be ruled by her Messiah – physically, and on earth.

The other thing Mainstream Christianity (MSC) does is commit “grand theft covenant” by taking and applying what God distinctly gave only to Israel and her proselytes: the Old and New Covenants. MSC simply does not distinguish between Israel and the One New Man, the body of Christ…

There is nothing Christian about Israel’s Torah… which includes 2 Chronicles 7:14, which is NOT the good news which saves men’s never-dying souls today.

Israel’s Torah (Old Testament) is pre-crucifixion, and Israel’s levitical and mosaic ordinances are not applicable today…. our conscience tells us, or should tell us when something is wrong, unless we’ve ignored it so many times it has become seared

1 Timothy 4:2
Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

Romans 3:27-28
Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.

Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

Romans 6:14
For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

His Righteousness

If the world was judged by its own righteousness, there would be no-one in heaven…

Isaiah 64:6
But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Romans 3:23
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

It’s the very reason we need God’s imputed righteousness which is received only through faith in the gospel (1 Corinthians 15:1-4):

Romans 3:26
To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

Romans 4:5
But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

Romans 4:13
For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.

An Interval ~ An Interruption

Romans 16:25
Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,

Ephesians 1:9
Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:

We are not under Israel’s Old Covenant today (Genesis 17 to John), neither are we under her New Covenant which is future (Hebrews to Revelation), the truth is, we are currently living in a parenthesis, an interval…. an interruption in Israel’s prophetic programme called, “The Dispensation of God’s Grace” (Romans to Philemon), and it’s already 2000 years in the making, but mainstream Christianity is still ignorant of it, and it is also known as “the mystery” the ascended Christ revealed to the Apostle Paul

Ephesians 3:2

If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:

Colossians 1:25
Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;

1 Corinthians 9:17
For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.

Ignoring it and putting oneself under Israel’s old and new covenants is perilous… and has dire eternal consequences..

2 Timothy 2:7
Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.

I = the Apostle Paul. Jesus sent Paul.

Redeemed From The Curse Of The Law

Mainstream Christianity or denominationalism puts itself under the curse of the law with its performance based gospels:

Deuteronomy 27:26
Cursed be he that confirmeth not ALL the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Deuteronomy 29:21
And the Lord shall separate him unto evil out of all the tribes of Israel, according to ALL the curses of the covenant that are written in this book of the law:

Galatians 3:10
For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in ALL things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

But now…

Romans 3:21
But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;

Galatians 3:13
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

Colossians 2:20-22
Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,

(Touch not; taste not; handle not;

Which all are to perish with the using; ) after the commandments and doctrines of men?

CHARITY

Although the world aims for love… we should be aiming for charity instead….

1 Corinthians 13:13
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

Whereas love expects to be reciprocated, charity doesn’t, nor does it boast or brag of its accomplishments…. It never says, “look how good I am”, “look how much I’ve done”, “no-one appreciates me”, “you don’t appreciate what I have done for you”…

1 Corinthians 13:3-8
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

PROFITS

For those who profess to be “prophets” (profits) and “tongue talkers” in mainstream denominationalism today – you’re believing a lie. We are not currently living in the time of Israel’s new covenant… nor in a time of miracles, signs and wonders...

1 Corinthians 13:8
Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

1 Corinthians 1:22
For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

1 Corinthians 14:22
Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe.

Besides, what do the Old Testament prophets always open their prophesies with? God speaking to ISRAEL. You are NOT Israel and there are no priests today, although the “holy” Roman Catholic church tries to fool everyone, including itself by saying there are (priests today)….

:

Jeremiah 1:1-3
The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin:

To whom the word of the Lord came in the days of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign.

It came also in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of JUDAH, unto the end of the eleventh year of Zedekiah the son of Josiah king of Judah, unto the carrying away of Jerusalem captive in the fifth month.

You have to start taking God at his word and believe what he says, to whom, when and why! Not what your pastor was taught in a cemetery (seminary) and is telling you today!

Neanderthals?

So much for the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, the Iron Age and illiterate cavemen wearing animal skins, et al, which the history books teach one about at school. All false, considering what the Bible says about the degree of civilisation on earth as early as Genesis 3 and 4.

Teachers and Instructors in brass and iron which means there was also mining taking place:

Genesis 4:22
And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.

Farming:

Genesis 4:2
And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

The mention of bread, which means the knowledge of milling and baking:

Genesis 3:19
In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

Carpentry and Ship Building:

Genesis 6:14
Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

Wine making (fermentation) and Tents (which means they knew how to sew animal skins together):

Genesis 9:21
And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.

Construction, the manufacture of bricks, and the building of cities and towers:

Genesis 11:4
And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

Judging

1 Corinthians 11:31-32
For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

Personally, I think it’s a good thing being judged by others (especially by fellow members of the body of Christ), doctrinally and with regard to one’s behaviour, as it keeps one on one’s toes. It forces one to examine oneself in these aspects and to maintain the good and let go of the bad…

Romans 14:13
Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.

1 Corinthians 6:2
Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

1 Corinthians 10:15
I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.

And what most Saints do not understand about their liberty:

1 Corinthians 10:29
Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man’s conscience?

Surprisingly…

… The beasts’ (who ruled with the Antichrist) lives will be prolonged and they will be permitted to go into the Millennium.

Daniel 7:11-12
I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.

As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.

Revelation 19:15
And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

Revelation 2:27
And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

(This concerns Israel’s earthly inheritance and the nations during the Millennium, not the body of Christ).

〰 Saints, The Righteous, The Lost and the White Throne Judgment 〰

RIGHTEOUS GENTILES FROM THE ANTEDILUVIAN AGE

Those who who lived during the antediluvian age, like Noah and his family ~

(Genesis 7:1 ~ And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation).

As well as Enoch ~

(Genesis 5:24 ~ And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him).

Not to mention Abel ~

(Genesis 4:4 ~ And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering:) :

Romans 3:25-26
Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of SINS THAT ARE PAST, through the FORBEARANCE of God;

To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

Noah and Abel were righteous Gentiles who also sacrificed animals as burnt offerings to the Lord:

Genesis 8:20
And Noah builded an altar unto the Lord ; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

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THE DISPENSATION OF THE LAW UNDER THE OLD COVENANT

Those who lived during this time who are LOST, will be judged by the following books at the White Throne Judgment:

The book of the Covenant – The book of the law of God:

Exodus 24:7
And he took the BOOK OF THE COVENANT, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that the Lord hath said will we do, and be obedient.

Deuteronomy 29:20
The Lord will not spare him, but then the anger of the Lord and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the CURSES THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK shall lie upon him, and the Lord shall blot out his name from under heaven.

Deuteronomy 28:58
If thou wilt NOT OBSERVE TO DO ALL THE WORDS OF THIS LAW THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE Lord THY GOD;

Deuteronomy 17:18-19
And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall WRITE HIM A COPY OF THIS LAW IN A BOOK out of that which is before the priests the Levites: And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the Lord his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:

Galatians 3:10
For as many as are of THE WORKS OF THE LAW ARE UNDER THE CURSE: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth NOT in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

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THE DISPENSATION OF THE LAW UNDER THE NEW COVENANT

Hebrews 7:12
For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.

The lost who lived during the Tribulation and Millennium or post Millennium, (particularly those nations who turn renegade against the believers of this period and come under the influence of Satan) will be judged by New Covenant doctrine which so happens to be the “marching orders” given to them by God for the time they lived in.

Revelation 3:5
He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the BOOK OF LIFE, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

Daniel 12:1
And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

Revelation 13:8
And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the BOOK OF LIFE OF THE LAMB SLAIN from the foundation of the world.

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THE BOOK OF LIFE

The book of life applies to Saints from all dispensations or administrations:

The Old Covenant Saints:

King David wrote in Psalm 40:7-8
Then said I, Lo, I come: in the VOLUME OF THE BOOK it is written of me, I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

Psalm 56:7-8
Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine anger cast down the people, O God. Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in THY BOOK?

Exodus 32:32-33
Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin–; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written. [And the Lord said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I BLOT OUT OF MY BOOK.

The New Covenant Saints:

The Author of Hebrews wrote in Hebrews 10:7:
Then said I, Lo, I come (in the VOLUME OF THE BOOK it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.

Revelation 13:8
And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in THE BOOK OF LIFE OF THE LAMB SLAIN from the foundation of the world.

Saints from The Dispensation of Grace:

Philippians 4:3
And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life.

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THE WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT

Books (plural) are opened at the White Throne Judgment whereby all lost Men will be judged. The book of life is also opened:

Daniel 7:10
A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: THOUSAND THOUSANDS ministered unto him, and TEN THOUSAND TIMES TEN THOUSAND stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.

Revelation 20:12
And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and THE DEAD WERE JUDGED OUT OF THOSE THINGS WHICH WERE WRITTEN IN THE BOOKS, according to their works.

The lost souls’ (who lived during the Dispensation of Grace), secrets will be judged at the White Throne Judgment according to Paul’s gospel:

Romans 2:16

In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to MY gospel.

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The Parts Mainstream Christianity Overlooks ~ And How It Ignores The Obvious in the Epistles To The Corinthians

1 Timothy 1:7
Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.

Mainstream Christianity is ignorant of the differences in God’s administrations and operations, the reason why it cannot discern between obtaining righteousness by faith + works and righteousness through faith alone.

1 Corinthians 12:4-6
Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.

And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

~

For them who believe that one needs to do good works in order to either gain or maintain one’s salvation or make a shew in the flesh, what do they make of the Corinthians, who Paul identified as follows, and who Paul never once said that they had lost their salvation:

1 Corinthians 1:2
Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:

Yet…

1. There were envyings, strife and divisions amongst them ~

Some even followed Christ according to his earthly ministry, while others were followers of men:

1 Corinthians 1:12-13
Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.

Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?

1 Corinthians 3:3-4
For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?

2. They were carnal – in the flesh – and walked as men ~

1 Corinthians 5:1
It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife.

1 Corinthians 6:1
Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?

3. Unfortunately, there was not one Corinthian who was in a position to rebuke or reprove his/her brothers and sisters in Christ ~

1 Corinthians 6:5
I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?

4. They were complainers ~

1 Corinthians 10:10
Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.

5. They didn’t know how to eat the Lord’s supper ~

1 Corinthians 11:21-22
For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.

What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.

6. Some even denied the resurrection of the dead ~

1 Corinthians 15:12
Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?

How not to be a Corinthian ~

1 Corinthians 10:31-33
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. ✔

[It goes without saying that drunkenness and gluttony do not glorify God].

Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God: ✔

Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved. ✔

1 Corinthians 11:1
Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. ✔ (Romans 16:25)

1 Corinthians 7:2
Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. ✔

Follow after charity ~ 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ✔

1 Corinthians 11:26-28
For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come. ✔

Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.

But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. ✔

2 Corinthians 13:5
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? ✔

2 Corinthians 3:3
Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.

Offline for a Week

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who pray for me (in general), your prayers are much appreciated.

Romans 8:24-28
For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?

But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

The Unbeliever’s Fate :’-(

If one hasn’t BELIEVED the gospel of one’s salvation (1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 4:25; Titus 3:5-7; Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16; Philippians 3:9; Romans 5), meaning, if one hasn’t been washed in Christ’s blood, had one’s sins buried with him, nor been justified by his resurrection, this is unfortunately one’s eternal fate:

Revelation 21:8
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

1 Corinthians 6:9-12
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

And such were SOME of you: BUT ye ARE washed, but ye ARE sanctified, but ye ARE justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

All things are lawful unto me, but all things are NOT expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

ENLIGHTENMENT & THE ANGEL OF LIGHT

2 Corinthians 11:14
And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

The reason why Satan now operates as an angel of light and chooses to be subtle is due to the fact that he needed to transform himself as there was a dispensational change whereby God changed the way He now deals with people.

Since God is operating under pure grace today, Satan can’t exactly walk around like a roaring lion devouring people like he did (and will do again in future) under the dispensation of the law – as he would be too obvious and would therefore not be able to hoodwink as many people.

TIMES PAST & TIMES TO COME:

1 Peter 5:8
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

NOW:

His work is so subtle it isn’t noticed by the duped congregants of (mainly) mainstream religion. Yes, he is alive and well and standing behind the pulpits and on the stages of the very institutions people expect to receive enlightenment from. It’s the only way the devil can make himself believable without making his presence known.

In this dispensation, the devil looks like the the good guy. He isn’t a little red guy with horns, a tail and pointy ears, running around with a pitchfork, on the contrary, he is hip, wears a suit or designer labels and sounds much like Joel Osteen, smiles a lot and says, “God bless you”. Hence the term “mystery of iniquity”. He is where one least expects him to be.

2 Thessalonians 2:7
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

In what better way, and in what more devious manner can one be duped, than by the preaching of Jesus Christ according to his earthly to Israel (for one’s salvation), by an institution which so happens to be called a church and has what most perceive to be Christian religious paraphernalia on display, as well as leaders who call themselves pastors and teachers who put people under the bondage of the law?

The tragedy of ignorant folk sitting in church pews almost every Sunday, thinking they are on their way to heaven, when in reality they are on their way to hell, (emphasizing their own righteousness by doing good works instead of having God’s righteousness which is of faith, is the crux of the matter). Nothing could be more subtle, underhanded or evil than this.

2 Corinthians 11:15
Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

Taken from, “The Path to the King James Bible”:

“To the Church of the day, it was rightly feared that having God’s Word available to the public in the language of the common man, English, would have meant disaster to the church.

No longer would they control access to the scriptures. No longer would people just believe what was taught. If people were able to read the Bible in their own tongue, the
church’s income and power would soon crumble.

They could not possibly continue to get away with selling indulgences (the forgiveness of sins) or selling the release of loved ones from a church-manufactured “Purgatory”. People would begin to challenge the church’s authority if the church were exposed as frauds and thieves.

The contradictions between what God’s Word said, and what the priests taught, would open the public’s eyes and the truth would set them free from the grip of fear that the institutional church held. The salvation that is through faith, and not works or donations, would finally be understood.

The need for priests would vanish through the Bible’s teaching of the priesthood of all believers. The veneration of church-canonized Saints and even Mary would be called into question. The availability of the scriptures in English was the biggest threat imaginable to the Church.”

Of course, this is in reference to the Catholic church which now has its own Bible, based on the Latin Vulgate which was changed even further to confirm Catholicism’s absurd doctrines, one example being:

“Give us this day our daily bread.” ~ (Matthew 6:11) was changed to:
“Give us this day our supersubstantial bread.”

How can one expect anything less than “supersubstantial bread”? It’s laughable.

And so neither the institutionalized church, nor the RCC succeeded in losing their power nor their income as predicted, as the devil found more subtle ways of duping people, what with perverted Bible versions which not only dumb down right division, but also the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, not to mention the incorporation of “religious experiences” into Sunday religious services, he pretty much succeeded in blinding the minds of the majority of men by either turning them away from God or into self-righteous bigots who are slaves to their own good works.

2 Corinthians 4:4
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Acts 13:10
And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?

We are, however, not a priesthood of believers (we are the One New Man, the body of Christ) – most of the men involved in the translation of the King James Bible, however, did not see the differences in Paul’s ministry compared to that of the ministry of the twelve apostles, except Miles Coverdale.

William Tyndale however, took cognisance of the fact that salvation was solely through faith and not work, which basically is what the Reformation was all about.

Since Satan is subtle in this dispensation, as he was in the Garden of Eden and outwitted Eve, so too does he outwit Bible scholars, Seminary graduates, as well as some saved Right Dividers alike today, the only difference being the degree to which they either blend, divide or believe the Bible.

2 Corinthians 11:3
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

Genesis 3:1
Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

~Romans 9:30
What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.

Revelation Part 5

A new heaven, a new earth and the new Jerusalem

Scripture, because no-one or nothing else can say it better:

Isaiah 65:17
For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.

Acts 3:21
Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

Revelation 21:1-27:

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea and God dwells with men.

[No more sea, no more death, no more sorrow, no more tears, no more crying, no more sun, no more moon and no more pain

All things are new].

And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.

And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,

Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:

On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.

And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.

And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.

And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.

And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.

And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;

The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.

And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.

And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.

And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.

And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:

And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.

And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.

Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.

And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

Revelation Part 4

The White Throne Judgment

Take note how the earth and heaven flee from the face of God, so surely no lost person would even think of arguing with him or dare tell him he is unfair or unjust. Imagine Prince Charles or Prince Phillip, as pompous as they are right now, trembling before God at the White Throne Judgment.

I know a few pompous asses who think they’re untouchable, filled to the brim with pride, unbelief and their own righteousness, because of who they are and what they have achieved in this life, and so are unable to imagine right now that they will be trembling before Almighty God in judgment one day. I am, however, praying for their salvation, so hopefully it won’t be their fate after all.

Revelation 20:11
And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.

And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. (Revelation 20:12)

Every single UNSAVED person who ever lived will be judged at the White Throne Judgment. No exceptions whatsoever. The following verse reminds me particularly of those who died on the Titanic and who were/are lost at sea. Those in hell will also come out of their “temporary holding cell” to face judgment and be sentenced.

And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. (Revelation 20.13)

Men will be judged according to God’s plan and purpose for the dispensation they lived in, for example, the secrets of men (unbelievers who are clothed in sin/their own righteousness), who lived during the Dispensation of Grace will be judged according to Paul’s gospel.

Romans 2:16
In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. (Revelation 21:8)

And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. (Revelation 20:14)

And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:15)

Members of the body of Christ’s names are already written in the book of life:

Philippians 4:3
And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life.

Revelation Part 3

The Millennium… Also: The Devil Gets His Due

Daniel 7:11-14
I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.

As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.

I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.

And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

Revelation 2:27
And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

Isaiah 2:4
And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

Isaiah 65:25
The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the Lord.

Those UNBELIEVERS who lived/died during the Antediluvian age, as well as during the flood, Old Testament times and during the Dispensation of Grace won’t be judged until after the Millennium when the White Throne Judgment takes place.

But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. (Revelation 20:5)

Concerning Believers like Noah and his family and the Old Testament saints and prophets, they will be resurrected after the Millennium, and Romans 3:25 in all likelihood applies to them.

Romans 3:25
Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of SINS THAT ARE PAST, through the forbearance of God;

(As far as the saints of the Dispensation of Grace are concerned, it goes without saying they became inhabitants of heavenly places even before the Tribulation started 🙂 )

Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. (Revelation 20:6)

After the Millennium, Satan is let out of the pit to deceive the nations once again, and it results in the deceived warring against the saints and Jerusalem:

And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. (Revelation 20:7)

And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. (Revelation 20:8)

The final solution to the devil: he joins the beast and the false prophet for eternity in the lake of fire:

And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. (Revelation 20:10)

Revelation Part 2

The Demise of the Antichrist and the False Prophet

Isaiah 30:31
For through the voice of the Lord shall the Assyrian be beaten

Isaiah 10:
O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation., which smote with a rod.

The end of the Antichrist and the false prophet:

And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. (Revelation 19:19)

The end of his followers and supporters:

And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh. (Revelation 19:21)

The temporary solution to the devil and his evil influence upon nations:

And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. (Revelation 20:1)

And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. (Revelation 20:2)

Many people will be saved during the Tribulation:

*A great multitude of all nations and kindreds and people and tongues stood before the throne arrayed in white praising the Lamb. (Revelation 7:9)

And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (Revelation 11:9)

Revelation Part 1

Isaiah 27:1
In that day the Lord with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.

Isaiah 10:
O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.

Tribulation and the Supper of the Great God

Matthew 24:21
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

If one is under the impression the world is experiencing God’s judgment and wrath at this (current) time by way of hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, drought, heatwaves and tsunami’s…. think again…. the time we are living in cannot compare to the Tribulation, besides, Christ isn’t warning the church today (singular), which is his body, on the contrary, he is currently building it, one individual at a time.

We are a church which cannot lose its standing, as we are complete in him (Colossians 2:10), whereas the churches (plural) mentioned in Revelation, can (lose their standing).

NB: The church of the Dispensation of Grace, the body of Christ, won’t be present during the Tribulation.

Unlike localised natural events at this time, God will rain down supernatural plagues on the world during the Tribulation as he did in Egypt, like hail, darkness, turning water into blood and boils/sores that don’t heal

Exodus 7:17
Thus saith the Lord, In this thou shalt know that I am the Lord : behold, I will smite with the rod that is in mine hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood.

—o0o—

(Biblical/spiritual knowledge increases (Daniel 12:4; Hosea 4:6))

*Christ warns the seven Hebrew churches of their failures. (Revelation 2-3).

*The Antichrist, who is a charismatic spiritual world leader, enters the world stage. (Revelation 13:1-8; Revelation 6:2)
-He rises up out of the sea (nations).
-He is powerful; having great authority.
-He is mortally wounded in the head, but miraculously survives.
-He gets his power from the dragon.
-He speaks great things and blasphemies (against God).
-Power is given to him over all nations.
-His one arm is disabled and he is blind in the right eye. (Zechariah 11:17)
-He is in all likelihood a Jew in the flesh. (Daniel 11:37; Genesis 49:16-17)

*The false prophet too, enters the world stage. (Revelation 13:11-18)
-He looks meek but his spirit is ferocious.
-He causes people to worship the beast and his image.
-He performs miracles and wonders, by making fire come down from heaven.
– He makes people take the mark of the beast.

God warns those who worship the beast and his image that they will experience his wrath and be tortured with fire and brimstone and have no rest. (Revelation 14:11)

*The measuring of the Temple takes place during the Tribulation (Revelation 11:1-2). (Considering it would take a few years to build, construction would in all likelihood commence at the beginning of the Tribulation).

A great war takes place, and is noted for its “great sword”. Food shortages, hunger and famine ensue, the end result being death on a large scale, not only from starvation, but from wild beasts (people fleeing to safety to remote areas), and obviously by the sword. With war also comes the persecution of believers, the result of all of this being, a quarter of the world’s population is killed off. (Revelation 6:4-9). Revelation 6:2 says the Antichrist conquers…

*The everlasting gospel is preached to all earth dwellers (The kingdom gospel of the New Testament) (Revelation 14:6)

*144 000 men from the twelve tribes of Israel are sealed (Revelation 7:4)

*Power is given to two witnesses. They have the power to shut heaven, to turn water into blood and smite with plagues. When their testimony is finished, the beast which ascends out the bottomless pit makes war against them, and kills them.

Their bodies lie in the street of the great city called Sodom and Egypt where Christ was crucified (Jerusalem). Jews and nations see them, yet leave their bodies lying in the street for three and a half days, rejoicing, making merry and sending one another gifts because these two tormented them, so they are happy to see them dead. But God breaths life into them, and soon after they are caught up to heaven, a great earthquake occurs, which kills 7 000 people. (Revelation 11:3)

*There is hail and fire mingled with blood, and a third of all trees and green grass is burnt. (Revelation 8:7)

*A burning mountain is cast into the sea causing the sea to turn into blood, killing a third of all marine life and destroying a third of all ships. (Revelation 8:8-9)

*A star called Wormwood falls into a third of rivers and fountains, poisoning them and those who drink from them, die. (Revelation 8:11; Jeremiah 9:15; Amos 5:7)

*A third part of the sun, moon and stars are smitten, making the days shorter and the nights not only longer, but darker. No full moon, no full sun, less stars to light the sky… (in winter it will be worse as the days are shorter). (Revelation 8:12)

*A falling star opens the bottomless pit causing smoke to come out of it, which in turn not only blacks out the sun, but also makes it look like it’s coming from a great furnace, out of which supernatural creatures appear which go on to torture men for five months, and so badly, they wish for death. (Revelation 9:1)

*The wind is prevented from blowing on the earth and sea. (Revelation 7:1). And the heat of the sun becomes stronger, scorching men with fire, yet they still curse God. (Revelation 16:8). Imagine there being no wind day after day during the time of an endless heatwave...

And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; (Revelation 6:12)

*Revelation contains a secret…. the utterances of the seven thunders, for now, it is not made known what they are… John was told to seal this information and not write it down. (Revelation 10:4)

The blood will flow during the Tribulation:
“And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.” (Revelation 14:15)

*The woman travailing in birth is Israel who is giving birth to her Messiah while the dragon waits for a chance to devour him. There is war in heaven: Michael and his angels against the dragon and his fallen angels. Of course, the dragon and his minions lose and are cast down to earth, he then proceeds to go after the woman (the little flock) and also persecutes the remnant of her seed. We now have an enraged devil and his minions running around the planet… imagine the consequences of this… (John 16:21; Revelation 12:2; Revelation 12:7-8)

*Men who have taken the mark of the beast and worship his image are given a noisome and grievous sore on their bodies. (Revelation 16:2)

*The sea becomes like the blood of a dead man and kills every living soul. (in the sea) (Revelation 16:3)

*The rivers and fountains also become blood. (Revelation 16:4)

*The plagues even affect the seat of the Antichrist and his kingdom with pain, sores and darkness. (Revelation 16:10)

*The Euphrates river dries up preparing the way for the kings of the east to go into battle, who themselves are now possessed by devils. (Revelation 9:14-20)

*Three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet, they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. (Revelation 16:13-14)

*The seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. (Revelation 16:17

*There is an earthquake so great, the sun is blackened, the moon turns red, heaven departs like a scroll, the mountains and islands move out of their places and stars fall to earth… which causes even great men to run and hide in fear… (Revelation 6:12-15)

“And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.” (Revelation 16:19)

*Babylon is fallen, that great city (Jerusalem). (Revelation 14:8)

*The judgment of the great whore that sits upon many waters: with whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. (Revelation 17:1; Revelation 19:2)

According to Revelation 17 & 18 the Antichrist rules a wealthy and successful empire of nations, which in turn rules the entire world which includes apostate Jews (Israel is known as the whore who commits fornication with the heathen nations and who killed the prophets that God sent her.)

*Take note: the woman sits upon the scarlet beast, almost as if she is steering or controlling it, or has prime position in the empire. Israel is always referred to in the feminine form ~ a woman, a bride a whore… “she”.

*Islam and apostate Jews have one important thing in common: they are both Christ haters and Christ deniers. In fact, when Gentiles convert to Judaism they are told to spit on the Cross and on Christian churches.

It is because of these reasons the flock is referred to as being “little”, as in “little flock”. Not many Jews have a love for Christ, the Son of God. In fact my own family mock, ridicule and laugh at the “stupid Jew”. :-/ And it’s also the reason why Hollywood movies in particular are riddled with the blaspheming of his name: simply because Hollywood is riddled with apostate Jews (in the flesh).

*A woman sits upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns, arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:

*Upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. The woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

*And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.

*The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

And here is the mind which hath wisdom.

The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth [Jerusalem sits on seven hills]

And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.

And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.

These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.

For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth [Jerusalem]

Another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.

How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire:

And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, Standing afar off for the fear of her torment.

—o0o—

Daniel 7:3-8 refers to four kingdoms or world empires which ruled over Israel in the past, and the fourth will rule once again, which is the Roman Empire whose power moved from Rome to Constantinople (Istanbul)… The Ottoman Empire… and the little horn is the Antichrist, the “Emperor” who speaks great things (Revelation 13:5).

And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.

The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.

And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.

After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.

After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.

I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.

—o0o—

And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. (Revelation 18:21)

And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth. (Revelation 18:24)

The marriage of the Lamb (Christ the Messiah) is come, and his wife (Israel) hath made herself ready. (Revelation 19:7; Revelation 19:9)

The supper of the great God: The Battle of Armageddon

*An angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. (Revelation 19:17)

And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. (Revelation 19:19)

Revelation 16:16
And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

Maturing and Bearing Fruit in the Spirit…

…Means crucifying one’s flesh on a daily basis, and yes, it’s painful… It means holding one’s tongue, walking away from endless debates and arguments, or satisfying one’s desire for revenge, it means refraining from gossip, keeping ones temper in check and not running around telling tales…. etcetera… What it doesn’t mean is to stop rebuking, reproving and exhorting people wrt doctrine ~

2 Timothy 4:2 ~ Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

Galatians 5:22-26
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

Romans 1:13

Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles

Romans 6:20-21

For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.

What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.

Romans 7:4
Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God

Philippians 1:11
Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

The fruit one bears after believing the gospel has nothing to do with one’s salvation, but has everything to do with one’s service in Christ.

Ephesians 5:9-13
(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.

The Ability To Reason

Man’s ability to reason is a sign of his intelligence, it is one of the things which sets him apart from the animal kingdom.

It also means he should have sound judgment, and that he is able to discern right from wrong.

Acts 17:2
And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,

Acts 18:4
And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.

Acts 18:19
And he came to Ephesus, and left them there: but he himself entered into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Jews.

Acts 24:25
And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

Acts 28:29
And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves.

British-Israelism

Since Boris Johnson has now constructed a law that makes the banning of Israeli goods illegal in the United Kingdom, it turns one’s attention to this absurd theology.

Whatever happened to free enterprise and freedom of choice?

http://www.britishisrael.co.uk/beliefs.php

Trump and Johnson go hand in hand as dominionists who support Zionism and the concept that war is peace…. Some profess the USA & UK to be the tribes of Manasseh and Ephraim…. Joseph’s sons – the inheritors of Jacob’s birthright…. How utterly warped, and certainly created by not understanding the parenthesis (interval) we are currently living in:

Ephesians 3:2
If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:

The liberty of the so-called Judeo-Christian west has bred mostly spoilt, Godless and materialistic brats, and its only redeeming factor, as far as I am concerned, is the freedom to practise one’s religion in relative peace and safety, but that too is nearing its expiry date.

“Their name shall be great – “Great Britain” – and they shall be missionaries throughout the world: “And I will make thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.”

(Genesis 12:2-3).

❓❗

With so many people out there thinking they’re Jews or Israel today, it makes one wonder who the Gentiles are Paul professes to be the Apostle to…

Any Gentile nations out there? Gentiles, raise your hands…

Trusting Christ

The verse which confuses some well meaning folk into believing one has to both trust AND believe the gospel. ❓

Why do they believe this? Because they make the mistake of ignoring the colon in Ephesians 1:13 (the presence of that colon is important), and they also misplace the comma:

“In whom also after that, ye believed ye were sealed”… ✖

as opposed to

“In whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed”… ✔

Ephesians 1:13
In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

By believing the gospel, one actually trusts Christ which results in one being sealed by the holy Spirit <——Ephesians 1:13 in a nutshell 👌✌👍

2 Timothy 2:19
Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

A Yoke Upon The Neck

Colossians 2:18-23
Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.

Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,

(Touch not; taste not; handle not;

Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?

Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.

Religion subjects itself to the law ~ ordinances. Touch not; taste not; handle not. It claims that in punishing the flesh, the spirit is strengthened, and it is the very reason religionists are perceived to be humble, but sadly it’s a man-made humility, not a Christ-like humility. A good example of this is how Mother Theresa chose to live her life.

But the Apostle Paul on the other hand calls these the commandments and doctrines of men (because they do not apply to us today, yet religious men/women will have us believe that they do). The people who subject themselves to these laws, “perish with the using” of them, which is contrary to what they think these commandments actually do for them.

Concerning angels…

I crossed paths with a “community of believers” once who wished me well with a departing prayer that “the angels of the Lord should guide me and go ahead of me and protect me”. But since God no longer sends his angels to guide and protect anyone… I knew these “angels” were in reality the god of this world and his devils (2 Corinthians 4:4). Denominationalism and other religions invariably still believe in guardian angels, and some even claim to have seen them… and just because people believe the death, burial and resurrection of Christ, doesn’t make them Christians… read on…

A few of the ordinances that religion still adheres to and practises, which come to mind, are:

*Water baptism. Yet baptism is a Jewish cleansing ritual. (Water cannot wash us any cleaner (1 Corinthians 6:11) than what Christ’s blood has already done (once we have trusted the gospel of Christ).

*Keeping the sabbath ~ Saturday and Sunday ~ for both nominal Christians and Jews alike. The only reason why weekends exist, is because of religion’s failure to rightly divide the word of truth according to 2 Timothy 2:15).

*Roman Catholicism’s Ash Wednesday, and Catholic Lite’s Lent, amongst others.

*Women covering their heads in church.

*The Roman Catholic celebration of Christ Mass. (Summed up, is actually a lesson in the “christianization” of Black Mass).

*The heathen celebration of Ishtar.

*Confessing one’s sins, to a priest or to God.

*Repeating the rosary countless times a day, every day.

Does water baptism make one’s flesh feel humble and give it a sense of accomplishment? Yes. I know how it felt when I rose above the water that cold June day many years ago when I was baptised after “joining a Pentecostal church” ~ like I was on my way to heaven – not. Pentecostalism is an emotional rollercoaster, compared to salvation which is a judicial standing.

Does keeping the sabbath do the same? Definitely. There are religious folk out there who say God won’t honour a person if he/she doesn’t honour the sabbath and keep it holy.

Does Ash Wednesday, covering one’s head in church, “putting Christ back into Christ Mass” and celebrating his death, burial and resurrection with bunnies and brightly coloured eggs, (instead of being thankful for his finished work on the Cross for one’s sins, each and every day), make one’s flesh feel good? Yes.

Denominationalists also believe Christ died, was buried and rose again on the 3rd day, yet they don’t believe it for their salvation, and if they do, definitely not that he died for ALL of their sins. Overall, they see his crucifixion and resurrection as mere historical fact.

Does giving up any special food or vices for 40 days over Lent make one’s flesh feel special? Yes. My late sister-in-law who was normally as meek as a lamb and rather jovial, who I loved as my own blood sister…. who also so happened to go into “Rambo mode” when the gospel of God’s grace was preached to her, decided to forego chocolate for 40 days at Lent one year, but *convinced herself* that hot chocolate in liquid form wasn’t actually chocolate… so she drank copious amounts of it over the 40 day period to satisfy her cravings… she was an Anglican… Religion sure makes one do stupid stuff…

Does one feel a sense of “relief” in one’s flesh when one openly confesses one’s sins to another person, only for them to hold them against one and proceed to look down on one? By the way, God knows all our sins without us having to confess them to him, and priests need not know our sins because they are not our mediators. (1 Timothy 2:5).

Repeating special words every day and begging God for his mercy also makes the flesh feel good as it makes one proud of the effort that one is putting into one’s soul salvation (but sadly lacks assurance). The good news is, God is currently bestowing his unmerited/undeserved favour on mankind, so there’s no need to beg for it, it’s freely available to all men, and all one needs to do is receive it is through faith in the gospel (1 Corinthians 15:1-4).

Ever lived with a denominationalist, or been one who praised the Lord for the sole purpose of wanting something from him, or for him to make certain things happen in one’s life? Chances are, one has, in both instances…

…If “praising” God by way of singing hymns, calling on his name and shouting out how great he is, is all one had to do to make one’s wishes come true, why are there so many poor and sick denominationalists out there compared to the number of wealthy pastors who tell all to sow richly (both praise + money) in order to benefit vastly from God’s grace? Likewise, why don’t they personally practise what they preach by praising the Lord, instead of mooching money from their congregants in the name of guilt and Israel’s ordinance of tithing?

Galatians 4:9-11
But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?

Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.

I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.

Romans 4:13
For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.

Faith Without Works Is Dead?

When someone is asked what they believed for their salvation and they say the following:

“I believed 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, and received it with Romans 10:9-10 because it so happens to be the word of faith according to verse 8”...

Romans 10:8-10
But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

In verse 10 there are two things:

1) believing unto righteousness, and

2) confession made unto salvation

which fits in with:

James 2:18
Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

1) Faith (believing; “my faith”)

2) Works (confessing with one’s mouth; “by my works”)

Which is not Paul’s gospel, which is faith in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 unto righteousness without works (Titus 3:5-7; Ephesians 2:8-9; Philippians 3:9; Galatians 2:16)

It is truly sad when one crosses paths with those who profess to be members of the body of Christ…. but aren’t saved as they believe Paul’s gospel in tandem with confession which is part of Israel’s kingdom gospel… which is another gospel…

My True New Year’s Resolution

Man categorises his time into days, weeks, months and years, and it’s a good thing, but I do not see any difference between the sun setting on the 31st of December and the sun rising on the 1st of January… The next 365 days as far as the world is concerned, are going to be no better than the last 365 days, in fact, they are in all likelihood going to be worse.

My “new year’s resolution” :

Philippians 3:13-15
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

The world cannot comprehend that there are no such things as war heroes when men die without Christ. I find it so sad seeing these youngsters going off to war, because not all of them will return, they are like lambs being led to the slaughter, and those who will return, will be changed forever…

Believers should look at these men differently compared to how the world sees them…. When I look at them on TV, on the internet and on the News, I wonder if their hope was/is in Christ… after all, the reason why they were born was to have a chance at salvation… and not only be war heroes… we have to be eternally minded and not earthly minded like the world is, we have to see souls, lost or saved, and not just soldiers with guns or just men and women “doing their duty”.

I know not everyone will be saved, but have any one of them at least heard the gospel that saves their eternal souls?

What kind of soldiers for Christ are we when there are unsaved souls out there going to war, and all we see are soldiers with guns?

A Personal Relationship With Jesus

STABLISHED ON FAITH NOT PASSION

“Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is,
that they might be saved. For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.”~ Romans 10:1-2

1. Making it Personal

a. This will be a deep sensitive root for those taught a personal relationship gospel
b. People knew about him in church, but did not know him personally.
c. The change from fundamental to evangelical – relationships over doctrine
d. Get people to relate, make God relevant to relationship (self) centered culture
e. Lesson plans became read a verse, make a point, tell a story, make it personal.
f. John 3:16 – put your name in there! Make it personal!
g. Having a “personal relationship with Jesus” is preacher talk, not Bible.
i. “God is personal; he wants to have a relationship with you!”

2. Defined by Passion

a. Relationship teaching now emphasizes passion, desire, love and commitment
b. Personal relationship is loving Jesus not the church group, or a dusty book.
c. Without doctrine; now they seek out the relationship experience – John 13:35
d. The personal relationship needs to have all the sensory experiences
e. Modern manifestations: Crazy love, Radical, Not a fan, Passion, Jesus Culture
f. If our personal relationship with God is not collective, and it is not tied to doctrine, but to emotions, then whatever we feel personally must be God.
g. The problem: Replacing faith for feeling, doctrine for passion, Christ for commitment

3. Our Relationship with God

a. Our relationship is not intimate in the carnal sense – 1 Corinthians 2:10-13
b. Life in Christ is not a pitter patter of your heart; candlelight dinner; romance.
c. We are members of his body – we cannot get any “closer” – Ephesians 5:30-32
d. We need more reverence for the Head, and not “relationship” – Ephesians 5:33
e. We have a relationship of obedience – Ephesians 5:23-24, Romans 6:17-18
f. Our old man, the carnal mind, is now dead – Romans 6:6, Romans 8:7-8
g. The Spirit is our seal; the Spirit speaks through the Bible – Ephesians 1:13, 6:17
h. We are absent form the Lord, but he is in us – 1 Corinthians 3:16, 2 Corinthians 5:6-8
i. You will not feel a doctrinal relationship, positional truth, identity change
j. We are warriors, soldiers, ambassadors, saints – 2 Timothy 2:4, 2 Corinthians 5:9
k. We have a working relationship as ambassadors – 2 Corinthians 5:19-20
l. We have a union with the Lord Jesus Christ, based on his saving cross work
m. Our relationship to him is defined by our faith, not by our passion.

~ Copied from Grace Ambassadors

“Word of Faith”

Romans 9 – 10:9-10 Confession unto Salvation

1. Romans 10:6-8
a. 10:6-8 – Paul is quoting the law from Deuteronomy 30:11-14 about Israel’s new testament

b. “who shall descend”- Paul is talking to people still waiting for their Messiah

c. “the word is nigh thee”- Where? In their mouth and heart, so that they may do it!

d. The heart and mouth are near to a person, they are not far off, but part of them

2. Misuse of the Verses
a. Romans road runs off a cliff in Romans 10 with Israel’s faith and confession

b. Evangelists make this a public confession to come down front to the altar

c. Soul winners require people to say certain words for salvation

d. Wet cleaners say the public confession here is water baptism

e. For Lordship Salvation, belief is not enough, Jesus must be “lord of your life”

f. Faith is the issue here, not special words or added works

3. Romans 10:9
a. What do they confess and what do they believe? At one point it was the law.

b. Hear the law, and do – Romans 2:13, James 1:22; Speak the law, and do – James 2:12

c. When Christ came, Israel needed to confess him – Matthew 10:32-38; John 9:22, 12:42

d. The “word of faith” is the message of John 3:15-18, 3:36 and Matthew 16:13-17

e. The spirits were tried by what they confessed – 1 John 4:1-3, 4:14-15; 2 John 7

f. They should have believed in his name and his resurrection in Acts 2:32-36

g. An example of an unbelieving Jew, believing and confessing – John 20:25-31

4. Romans 10:10
a. With what do they get righteousness and salvation? Not by law, works, or words

b. A mouth confesses what a heart believes; Jesus explained this – Matthew 12:24, 30-37

c. Confession was about submitting to the name of the Lord – 2 Chronicles 6:24-26

d. Life came through the name of Jesus, his authority – John 20:31 and 1 John 5:13

e. Righteousness by faith in the Lord Jesus, salvation in his name – Acts 4:11-12

5. The Missing Gospel
a. Romans 10:9-10 is not a mystery, but the righteousness by faith in Israel’s program

b. Jesus gave them commandments, their faith in him required works – John 14:21

c. The gospel of grace is Christ dying for our sins, telling us not to work – Romans 4:5

d. We preach faith alone in Christ’s cross, finished and free to all – Romans 4:25-26

e. Paul uses his knowledge of the gospel to show clearly why Israel is not saved.

~ Copied over from Grace Ambassadors

The Far Side of Nutty

Taken from various sources:

November 1, 2019 at 10:35 a.m. PDT

Florida televangelist Paula White, who has served as a spiritual adviser to President Trump, will join his administration in an official capacity, according to a senior administration official and another person familiar with the move.

White, who already helps coordinate Trump’s evangelical outreach to key leaders, will be a religious adviser in the Office of Public Liaison, the part of the White House overseeing outreach to groups seen as part of Trump’s base. According to Religion News Service, she will serve as the advisor to the Trump’s Faith & Opportunity Initiative.

During last year’s presidential campaign, some Christian leaders compared Donald Trump to various biblical kings, most often as a modern-day David, an imperfect man chosen by God to lead Israel.
Televangelist Paula White, a prosperity gospel pastor and spiritual adviser to Trump, made another scriptural comparison this week — this time between the president and a Jewish woman in the Bible.
Appearing on “The Jim Bakker Show,” White said Trump’s victory in November was akin to Esther becoming queen in the Hebrew Bible because both were unconventional choices for the roles they received.

Esther, as the story goes in Jewish and Christian scripture, was an orphan hand-picked by the Persian king to be his new queen at a time when Jews were persecuted. In her position she was able to stop a plan to kill all the Jewish people in Persia. The Bible says Esther was placed there by God for this purpose.

“Because God says that he raises up and places all people in places of authority it is God who raises up a king. It is God that sets one down,” White said on the show.
Esther did not have the image or the background to be queen, yet God chose her, White said. The same is true for Trump’s ascent to the presidency, she believes.
God is “raising up Esthers,” she said.“Our president 100 percent is a Christian who understands receiving faith by the grace of the lord, Jesus. He understands repentance, and I’ve seen him on many occasions in private and even in public,” she said.
Trump repents of his sins, and is therefore still “receiving faith by grace”? Compared to correctly having received God’s grace through faith… and as far as him being an Esther is concerned – definitely not… uh… nope… America isn’t Israel, Trump isn’t Jewish, nor is he a woman and we’re not under the dispensation of the law…

The man is just another warmonger (war is peace) as far as I am concerned who needs to believe the gospel of God’s grace in order to be saved.

What are the chances of connecting to Trump to preach the gospel to him, has any Grace Believer taken the liberty of doing this? I think I will do so directly on social “media-crity” as it would be best in order to avoid red tape and Advisors, which would be the case if one had to send an email or snail mail.

Gee whiskers! The world is so messed up, it’s actually mind boggling!

I’m no liberal, nor am I a fan of Obama.. But this man is just so wrong, and the fact that people worship him like he’s a god is just beyond me, saying he is chosen of God. Beam me up, Scotty, there’s no intelligent life left on this planet!

The Beginning of Sorrows?

There are some out there in Grace circles who are saying we’ve now entered a time when no people will be saved because men’s hearts have become so hardened.

What utter trite. They limit God’s grace.

1 Thessalonians 5:9
For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

We are not living in the time of the “beginning of sorrows” as that correctly discerned, is the beginning of the Tribulation and we are not appointed to wrath…

Romans 5:19-21
For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:

That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

We are living in the dispensation of God’s grace, yet the state of the world is being conditioned for the time of Jacob’s trouble. I see it as pieces of a puzzle coming together, and before the last piece is put into place, we’ll be out of here.

To emphasise Man’s sin at this time instead of God’s grace for that sin can be compared to having no hope or no trust in the gospel of Christ (1 Corinthians 15:1-4).

2 Timothy 3:13
But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

2 Timothy 3:1
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

Galatians 1:4
Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:

The World As We Knew It, Is No Longer…

2 Corinthians 4:4
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Think UN Agenda 2021 (which was upgraded to UN Agenda 2030) is still a conspiracy theory?

Smart Cities and high speed rail systems are all part of the plan, so is 5G (it is part of the surveillance grid) and Artificial Intelligence – the countryside (as opposed to the cities) will be left to become wildlands which will be off limits to all humans. One’s movements will be controlled~ and the bottom line of it, it will be said, is that the austerity measures put in place will be to “ward off climate change” and that it will be “for our own benefit”.

Only the elite ~ the powers that be, will be permitted to travel by air and visit wildland areas, as far as you and I are concerned, our future will be restricted to smart cities where they have to fit in as many people as possible, so it will be good-bye to big houses with gardens, good-bye to motor cars, (electric or fossil fuel driven) good-bye to vacations and good-bye to freedom…

The aged, sickly and disabled will in all likelihood be done away with too ~ who so happen to be labeled “useless eaters” who, it is said, are of no benefit to society…

There’s a very good reason why the Australian government isn’t really making much of an effort in putting out the fires… Bottom-line being: they are UN puppets.

Also, it is really no coincidence that Greta Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion have become prominent at this time too, saying Man will become extinct within 10 years, but the truth is, the earth is currently undergoing a warming cycle, besides, there’s an undersea volcano close to the Australian continent which is also active right now, which is the reason why temperatures are so high… not to mention the solar flares affecting this part of the world as well as a rare weather phenomenon over Antarctica…

(In Botswana, I lived for 7 years with +40°C temperatures daily with hardly no rain – which is normal for that part of the world, and there weren’t any bushfires at all. So this scenario surely makes me think…)

The powers that be have a deadline…. which was the year 2021, which was then pushed forward to 2030, and now has to be met, come hell or high water (no pun intended)… they don’t give a damn for human life…

Their agenda flies in the face of 1 Timothy 2:4 as it is nothing short of genocidal. To them, Man is the interloper on this planet, they say if it wasn’t for Man, nature would work in sync and there would be no global warming. These men and women are totally Godless, instead, they see themselves as gods.

Thus far, Australia has basically got off scot free as far as feeling the effects of the implementation of this insidious plan is concerned… That is, until now…

It goes without saying that the aftermath of the bushfires is going to be horrendous :’-(

This is one really wicked way of forcing people to tow the line… as well as to enforce a new way of life and a new way of thinking on them.

In South Africa we’ve been feeling the effects of the implementation of this Agenda for years with the brutal genocide of our farmers ~ the ANC government isn’t interested in solving the problem either, as it’s part of their plan to get people out of rural areas and off the land, even if it means murdering them in the most despicable of ways so as to instil fear into those who are set on staying.

We already got our high speed rail system in 2010, which is going to be expanded upon soon to incorporate the rest of the smart city that is Johannesburg/Pretoria with all of its neighbouring towns, and so make it one massive smart city. It is also the reason why the e-tolling of all major highways was introduced in 2010 ~ to get people out of their cars – to “minimise the carbon footprint”.

Our hospitals too have been geared to kill people off – no compassion, hardly no doctors, inconsiderate and lazy nursing staff… and cheap, ineffectual medication with the nastiest side-effects (donated by the UN of course, to government hospitals and clinics), everything is in dissaray. Crazy, but true.

Read the Georgia guidestones for more info why this is so… the Hippocratic Oath has become a farce… and legalised euthanasia along with abortion is the new normal.

Is there anything we can do something to stop this madness? I don’t think so, besides it’s not our calling to do so. On the contrary we rather need to redeem the time and preach the gospel of Christ to a lost and dying world…

Ephesians 5:15-17
See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,

Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

Australian Bushfires: A Smart City Conspiracy?

Doctrine

Someone recently stated that doctrine doesn’t matter, rather it’s how one treats people which is more important ~ unfortunately, one of denominationalism’s lies still doing the rounds today… Sounds good, but lacks wisdom…

Because it is sound doctrine which teaches us to know God’s plan and purpose, as well as His will for our lives, it is also sound doctrine which teaches us to walk in wisdom towards those who are without (the hope that is in Christ).

Case in point: One can be kind to someone and preach a false gospel to them… and they still remain hell-bound. I fail to see the kindness in that. It’s kindness based on ignorance.

Why pray tell do men still insist on repenting for the very sins Christ died for? Nowhere in the Bible does it say one must repent of one’s sins, repent, yes, but for sins? No.

Surely if He died for them (sins), they are no longer THE issue, surely if God justifies us freely, why do the majority of men still insist on paying for same with their good works?

Romans 3:24
Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

Salvation is THE gift of God, so why do people insist on working or paying for this gift? When they are given gifts by relatives or friends, do they also insist on paying for these?

Ephesians 2:8-9
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

When one pays for a gift, it is no longer a gift, rather it becomes something that is earned by one’s performance (of doing something to deserve it).

Galatians 2:16
Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

Once Saved Always Saved ~ Sealed

As a rule, mainstream Christianity on the whole denies the doctrine of eternal security as I myself once did. Actually my views on eternal security, like the rapture were a proverbial seesaw depending on what books of the Bible I was reading at the time 🙂

2 Timothy 2:12-13
If we suffer, we shall also reign with him : if we deny him, he also will deny us: If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.

God faithfully abides in us (believers), so he cannot deny himself, even those believers who eventually deny him and turn their backs on Pauline nomenclature, otherwise known as the faith of Christ are still saved.

Romans 8:38-39
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

2 Corinthians 1:22
Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

Ephesians 1:13
In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

Ephesians 4:30
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

Titus 1:2
In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

Many Sleep

These verses always held my interest, even more so since they are Pauline… yet, Acts 28ers tend to throw them on the garbage dump, saying they’re for Israel only… because of verses 24 and 25.

But when one thinks it through, Jesus Christ was crucified during the dispensation of the law, at a time when the mystery later revealed to Paul was still a mystery… (the Cross having a two-fold purpose, one of which was still a secret at the time).

At one time I was also convinced that the following verses didn’t apply to the body of Christ because we cannot eat and drink damnation upon ourselves… or can we?

1 Corinthians 11:29-30
For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.

For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

We have to discern between flesh (our bodies) and spirits here.

The sleep mentioned here is in respect to our bodies which get weak and sickly and die.

Galatians 6:7-8
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

This isn’t God’s judgment today on one’s sinful flesh, but the law of sowing and reaping taking effect due to one’s own carelessness.

Romans 8:12
Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.

God is righteous and just, so all wrongs have to be recompensed, the very reason why the Judgment Seat of Christ exists for believers after the catching away, where all believers’ bad works will be burnt and they will suffer loss.

1 Corinthians 3:15
If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

1 Timothy 5:24-25
Some men’s sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.

Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.

What I Learnt In 2019

1. God not imputing the world’s trespasses unto them does not equate to the unconditional forgiveness of sins, because one day in the near future things are going to change and those sins are going to be imputed to men again…read: tribulation period, and also when one dies without Christ…

2 Thessalonians 2:11-12
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

2. God’s provision for one’s sins can be compared to someone paying for one’s holiday, but if one does not take them up on the offer, one obviously reneges on the holiday and its benefits even though the holiday is paid for… just as mankind’s sins have been paid for, but the majority choose to reject it,You paid for it, but I don’t want it”

In case one hasn’t noticed: not many out there are enamoured by Christ’s provision for their sin… they would rather relish in blindness and ignorance…

And so their secrets will one day be judged by God according to Paul’s gospel…

Romans 2:16
In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

3. Boasting in one’s flesh is a waste of time. Worldly achievements are temporary and human nature is fickle. Ever noticed how people at funerals wax lyrically about the deceased’s earthly achievements like his/her salvation was dependent upon it? Because that’s what they truly believe ~ that good people go to heaven… and bad ones without or hardly any earthly achievements land up in hell…

4. People’s opinions of one are inconsequential. What people think of one is none of one’s business… in the bigger scheme of things it doesn’t matter

1 Corinthians 2:2
For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

It’s Not Happening Right Now

Lot’s wife turned into a pillar of salt when she disobeyed God’s instruction not to look back ~

Genesis 19:26
But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

Thousands perished in the Great Flood and only 8 people survived…

Genesis 7:23
And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.

Israel as a nation is blinded during this current dispensation (in part), but Jews can still be saved individually through faith in the gospel of Christ (1 Corinthians 15:1-4).

2 Corinthians 3:14
But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.

Romans 11:25
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

But now, God has reconciled the world unto himself, compared to times past when only Israel (the nation) was reconciled to God and could receive salvation directly through him, and this time also so happened to be a time of ignorance for Gentile nations on the whole ~

Acts 17:30
And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:

What isn’t happening right now is God’s judgment for mankind’s sins ~

2 Corinthians 5:18-19
And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

God’s judgment is ordained for a future time… and that time is surely drawing closer ~

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12
Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

At this current time, while God’s judgment is in abeyance, one needs to take full advantage of his grace by believing what He did for you (1 Corinthians 15:1-4) because one is unable to dissolve, or take away one’s own sin and make oneself righteous in God’s eyes… It is recommended rather to obtain his imputed righteousness through faith alone ~

Romans 3:26
To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

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How The World Sees Itself 10 Years From Now

We’re in for a ‘wild ride’ over the next ten years because of dazzling new technology that will change all our lives, according to former Tomorrow’s World presenter, James Burke.

Talking on BBC Radio 4’s ‘The World This Weekend’ on Sunday 29 December, the famous science presenter gave his dizzying prophecy on how amazing advances in technology will transform everything in the years to 2030 and beyond.

Some of the ‘wow, wow, wow’ developments in James Burke’s prophecies include:

Computers this year the size of a grain of salt, and by 2030, the size of a spec of dust – trillions of them, embedded everywhere, including inside YOU.

If you need a new body part, 3-D printing will make it

(And 3-D printing in the near future will make anything, from cars to clothing).

Nano (i.e. extremely tiny) medicine that can be sent to a single cell in your body – so, maybe, no cancer by 2030.

Artificial meat that you can’t tell from the real thing – so no need for huge expanses of land for grazing.

A ‘nanofrabricator’ that by 2040 can make absolutely anything you want out of the atoms found in dirt, air and water.

THE QUESTION I ask: how will the rewards of this new technology benefit ALL people, fairly and equitably? That’s not a decision of science, but a choice of politics. Of course, politicians should be discussing and considering this NOW, but they are not.

Listen to this 5-minute extract from Sunday’s ‘World This Weekend’ on BBC Radio 4, reproduced here under the Creative Commons Licence, attributed non-commerical use.

To listen to the full broadcast go to: bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000cnbw

Wanted: Dead or Alive

What does 2020, (and 2021 and 2022 —–> looking ahead —>) mean to me?

Summed up: Another year closer to being with the Lord, dead or alive 🙂

1 Thessalonians 4:15-18
For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

Self(ie) Absorbed

I have deactivated my Facebook accounts indefinitely (for a few weeks already) and can only receive messages on Messenger at the moment.

Facebook, it has been proven, feeds narcissism, as it’s a platform purely about “me, myself and I”. Selfies alone are proof of this…

Also, try wrapping your mind around an article about the 10 wealthiest kids in the world and their pics on Instagram… 😯

However, in the bigger scheme of things, all those “likes”, “shares” and the numbers on one’s friend’s list aren’t going to matter in eternity anyway…

I can, however, understand if one has a page set up for preaching the good news of Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery… but even most of these on Facebook are questionable… and the same can be said about the various groups, unfortunately…

I’ve tried several times to make social media work, but interest and willpower fail me as I have other priorities…

Side Note:

People ask why Richard Jordan let himself fall into the heretical trap of making the empty Jesus Christ theory “fundamental truth” in Grace circles…

Many years ago when Freemasonry was brought to my attention, I had a closer look at certain M.A.P.R.D pages and websites for clues… at the time, I noticed the background colour of Jordan’s website was pale blue with compass insignias splashed all over it, not to mention the questionable logo for the Grace School of the Bible. Now this might be pure coincidence, (the references to Freemasonry) but as soon as I mentioned it on my blog, the look of the website changed…

To my mind, the only reason why he did what he did, was to bring the Lord Jesus Christ down in order to make him more palatable to his (Jordan’s) own belief system, by not making him (Christ) God.

2 Corinthians 6:15
And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

The fact remains, if one believes the gospel, but not that the Christ of the gospel was the fullness of the Godhead bodily, one is actually believing another god for one’s salvation... sad, but true.

Only The Lost & Ignorant…

… look for reasons why the state of the world is such a travesty….

Believers already know the reasons why…

2 Corinthians 4:4
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

1 Corinthians 3:18-19
Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

1 Corinthians 1:20
Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

Romans 8:22
For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

Evil men, men without conscience and fools are only doing what they do best:

2 Timothy 3:13
But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

Our calling isn’t to spend too much time analysing how evil men are, in what manner and to what extent, as it’s a waste of precious time…our calling is to preach the gospel of Christ to them, after all, Christ died for them too… Nobody can be so bad as to render themselves unredeemable by the Cross…by Jesus Christ, by the gospel….

(With reference to the lost: We sum them up, but do not spend months or even years continually analysing their evil ways and sin…)

Case in point: They are unleashing geo-engineering on the world, they are foisting the lie of climate change on us, they are, they are, they are….. doing what human nature dictates as they are lost men without hope… and it’s our job to tell them about the hope that is in Jesus Christ…

Colossians 4:5
Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.

1 Timothy 2:4-6
Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

Mainstream Christianity & Cults Remove The Offence Of The Gospel

The reasons why most do not bother with ~

(a) believing the grace gospel, and

(b) the preaching of Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery (Romans 16:25) :

In their natural, fleshly and corrupt state, they do not want to hear they are sinners and therefore hell-bound enemies of God, and as far as the preaching of Jesus according to the revelation of the mystery is concerned, it causes them to go into untold apoplexy…. because they have never heard of such a foreign thing before…

… especially those who are Christian in name only as their preachers and teachers remove the offence of the Cross by ~

(a) telling them they can work themselves into heaven: saying works can not only gain one salvation, but can even maintain one’s salvation. In case one hasn’t noticed, salvation through faith alone in Christ alone offends people ~ they have a tendency to call it “cheap grace” as it offends their ability to be self-sufficient and self-reliant…

(b) Universalists, Calvinists, et al are offended by the Cross as one group believe all of mankind are unconditionally saved, whereas the other believes only some are chosen, which renders the Cross null and void. The former says all men are saved unconditionally, while the latter says only the chosen few will believe the gospel, both circumvent Christ’s finished work on the Cross for ALL men.

These people are offended when one references the Old Covenant, as well as the New Covenant to show them that mankind’s problem has always been sin since Adam & Eve were disobedient in the garden, and always will be, even during the Millennial reign of Christ…. that is, until God creates a new heaven and a new earth.

Overall, they not only limit his finished work on the Cross with their own good works, but also tend to see it as something terrible – devastating and totally unnecessary, as they do not grasp the true meaning of Christ crucified.

Generally speaking, the majority preach the gospels of men in order not to offend and be offended, after all how can one be offended when one is feathering one’s own nest?

Galatians 3:22-26
But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

Want To Be Stablished in The Faith More Than What You Care About (Your) Feelings & (Others’) Personalities?

After all, we should be mindful of the Truth rather than be mindful of personality and our feelings...

Doctrine matters. A lot.

Colossians 2:6-7
As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:

Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

What makes this man the best teacher is his tenacity for the truth and the fact that he honours God’s word, the Authorised King James Bible, not to mention that he has many years experience teaching the word of truth rightly divided.

With respect to doctrine, he is a Ferrari amongst all the VWs…

Cut and paste the following link into your browser:

https://vimeo.com/user26599688/videos/page:1/sort:date

Philippians 1:9-11
And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;

That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;

Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

Now I Understand

…. why some people throw in the towel and turn their backs on the faith (of Christ)…. it’s because those who hold to sound doctrine are as grumpy as Prima-Donna-saurus Rex’s on steroids, while those who range from subtle to blatant in their error, are as sweet as condensed milk 😡

How would you like your truth? Grumpy as hell with lemon juice sprinkled on top, or as sweet as candy, coated with lies, and you even have a choice here, folks: you can either have subtle lies or blatant lies….. or both…. Now how user-unfriendly is that?

Strange also how one is summed up as automatically being a scammer if one’s IP address is Out of Africa, and we ain’t talking no movie here, folks… 😂😂😂

Since I am a problem-solver, I go with the bear with the sore head who pops steroids 😂😂😂 (but holds to the unadulterated truth) and so, I suck it up, buttercup… because truth is important.

Nonetheless, I always liked me some sarcasm, bad hair days and crotchetiness when choosing a Grace teacher, that is, I prefer them stirred not shaken…😂😂😂 it kinda gives an edge to studying the word of truth rightly divided, wondering when I’m going to get blown to smithereens one frosty day when asking a simple question… being frozen out to never-never land forever, 😂😂😂 yet, irrespective of the fact, I remain one tough cookie: no speed wobbles or popping wheelies for me… only walking on eggshells 😂😂😂

But when all is said and done… please Lord Jesus, come quickly!

*I hope and pray for the catching away every day of my life in order to rid myself of the shackles of absurdity, insanity, mediocrity and mayhem which so happens to be this world*

King James Bible Denier

Does one ever think where this kind of ineptitude eventually leads a person?

No, Les Feldick, snails and barnacles are hermaphrodite, not Adam….

I guess when a couple gets married and the woman takes on the man’s surname, and then when one calls “their name Smith” I wonder, would it make them hermaphrodite too? 😂😂😂

It’s almost as if evolution at a later stage separated the two, making them male and female – not. 😯

Gee whiskers!!! How silly can one get?? I’m absolutely floored!!!

Dare I ask, whatever next? 😱

“What About Adam?

What about Adam? Was he bisexual? And was it a rib bone or the female reproductive organs? It’s a controversial subject and everyone can come to their own conclusion. It doesn’t affect our salvation so it’s more something of interest that we can ask God about when we get to heaven rather than something to cause strife here on earth.

However, for those interested, the first definition of bisexual in any dictionary will say “an organism having both male and female reproductive organs”.(The modern definition of bisexual having to do with homosexuality is now a third meaning in some modern dictionaries.)

The Hebrew word that got translated into rib is TSELA and most Hebrew words have more than one meaning. Many Bible scholars feel it would have better been translated “side” or “side chamber” which is also one of the meanings of the word. If that is the case, when one looks at Genesis 5:2, and we see that God “called THEIR name Adam”, it certainly seems indicate that what God used to create the woman was already within the man. And what is the basic building block that drives an organism to become feminine?

The answer would be the female hormones and of course we all know that the female hormones are driven by the ovaries. It’s all just food for thought but extremely plausible considering there are still hermaphrodites born every once a while to this very day.”

http://lesfeldick.org/news67.html

The Latest Ploy…

… what I personally find to be extremely ignorant… is when some cannot justify their erroneous stance with the appropriate doctrine, instead, they tell one to “take it up with Jesus”, or “Let’s discuss it with God in heaven rather than cause strife here on earth” and in so doing opt out of the conversation, knowing full well one cannot do so as He only speaks to us through His word today…besides, if he has given us the answers in his word, why still have the penchant to discuss it with him in heaven?

Supply the doctrine instead of “speaking in tongues” (when one says, “take it up with Jesus, one may as well be speaking in tongues… ), especially as we are told by Paul to study – to be WORKMEN – 2 Timothy 2:15, and in so doing, find the right answers – the right doctrine, in the here and the now, on earth, preferably…

Ever wondered why so many are coming to “the faith” through Jordan’s ministry, as well as a whole plethora of others who are in “unity”, who also so happen to rightly divide the word of truth and are quite popular with men?

Ever wondered why these ministries haven’t fizzled and have remained small and are also inconsequential when it comes to numbers, like the few churches out there which are, who speak the truth today?

I’ve come to learn that the truth is never popular…

…. so why have these churches grown? If we compare them to the churches of Paul’s day… they are enormous, as well as popular, and proclaim either to speak the truth or tell people they can never know all of the truth, especially the foundational truths of the faith…

…If one dithers and is unstable on the foundational truths, what hope exactly is there for one?….. as it is the foundational truths which make one a Christian – like Christ’s deity which is central to the faith…. so too is the gospel which saves…

Could it be they are preaching another Jesus (one who had to have faith in God to raise Him from the dead)? Could it be they have accepted another gospel (one which tells one that one’s sins were unconditionally forgiven 2000 years ago or that one needs to confess something with one’s mouth)? Could it be they have received another spirit (which tells one, one must aim for unity above all else mentioned in the bible, disregarding that which is of the utmost (doctrinal) importance)?

Believers so happen to be the peculiar people of this current dispensation… yet we behave, look like, believe and think just like the world and its denominations… Peculiar? I don’t think so…

Titus 2:14
Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

—o0o—

2 Corinthians 11:3-4
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

—o0o–

2 Corinthians 13:5
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

All Hat, No Cowboy…

I didn’t write this (it is a shortened version of the entire article). My point in posting it is to show what we as Grace believers are up against concerning certain teachers… Pity the victims who fall into their snares

“The policy of the Grace Unity Conference is, ‘Nobody is right and nobody is wrong.’

What kind of idiot would make such a statement and then gather Calvinists with Armenians, deity-deniers and Bible-correctors, 28ers and 9ers, Romans 10:9-10ers with I Corinthians 15:1-4ers, and make it policy that nobody is wrong? There are proponents of Luke 16 being a parable on this list, there are fellows who are racists as well as some who merely teach racist doctrine on this list, and there are more than a few on this list who are little more than loud-mouthed hot dogs. And the policy is that nobody is wrong? Is Rodney King in charge of this thing? Or maybe Mickey and Minnie Mouse?

But one thing every fellow on this list has in common: each and every one of them is willing to compromise on the King James Bible being God’s perfectly preserved words. No one should ever think these men are “King James Only” because we now have the evidence that they don’t care. Mark them and have no fellowship.

Publicity for this bad joke conference of cowards says: “Having a mutual foundation for the Grace Unity Conference far outweighs the problems of allowing all sorts of different bibles with the disunity among these bibles.”

Really…. unity over the Bible? Where have we heard that before? These idiots think they can unite without agreement as to the final authority in all matters of faith, practice and doctrine?

The “Featured Guest Speaker” is a man who disparages and corrects the King James Bible continually, and these fools are going to sit there and let him do it. And since he is the featured speaker, does not that testify to his biblical infidelity being not only acceptable, but preferred over being a King James Bible-believer?

This collection of wanna-be wimps will deal with four topics which were chosen by these geniuses who think that nobody is wrong. If nobody is wrong, why bother? If nobody is wrong, why not just separate the white people from the black people and have separate-but-equal group hugs while singing Kumbaya.

After all, “disunity among the bibles” cannot be allowed to get in the way of an opportunity to visit the Mouse in Orlando and speak at a conference with such a famous TV preacher and Bible-corrector. You folks that live in Orlando need to get out the mustard and ketchup because the hot dogs are coming to your town, honey.

You’ve got a fellow on the list above who read a poem about hearing the bells on Christmas day to his “church” and then wrapped up the meeting by telling them Jesus’ life is their pattern. You’ve got a fellow on this list that does not want to see black men/women with white men/women and teaches segregation. You’ve got a fellow on this list who says Jesus laid aside ALL His attributes of deity in the gospels. You’ve got a fellow on this list that has two bodies of Christ. You’ve got a fellow on this list that cusses from his pulpit. You’ve got a fellow on this list who told me Romans 8:1 and Romans 5:11 are wrong in the King James Bible, which was the last time I let him tell me anything.

But let’s not talk about any of the real issues that divide us. Let’s not have an open forum and debate. Let’s not kick out the racists. Let’s not rid ourselves of the phony fakers who don’t even prepare their own sermons, preferring to preach warmed over pottage taken from web sites. Let’s pretend as if there is no issue over whether Christ had any attributes of deity during His earthly ministry.

At the same time, we must give these stupid fools credit for getting one thing right: they do know the best way to find their version of unity is to get rid of the King James Bible believing Christians and have a conference of cowards, compromisers and infidels.

If you haven’t been invited to attend or preach at this mess, good for you

He that cometh preacheth another Jesus whom we have not preached… II Corinthians 11:4

We all know, there are many aberrant groups teaching heresy with respect to the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ. Here are some examples of the damnable teachings that are out there, as Satan has “blinded the minds of them which believe not”

WORLD WIDE CHURCH OF GOD (Herbert W. Armstrong):“Jesus Christ himself will never be quantitatively equal with God” “His father is God: they are two separate persons.” Quotations from “What it Means to be Equal with God” pages 21-22, 43.

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE (Mary Baker Eddy): “Jesus is the human man and Christ is the divine idea.” “If there had never existed such a person as the Galilean Prophet, it would make no difference. Quotations from “Science Health and the Scriptures” page 473, First Church of Christ Scientist page 318-319.

JEHOVAH WITNESSES (Judge Rutherford & Charles Taze Russell): “Michael the archangel is no other than the only-begotten son of God, now Jesus Christ.” Quotation from “New Heaven New Earth” page 30.

MORMONISM (Joseph Smith, Brigham Young): “By obedience and devotion he attained to the pinnacle of intelligence which ranked him as a God.” Quotation from “Mormon Doctrine” page 172.

WAY INTERNATIONAL (Victor Paul Wierwille): “Jesus Christ was the son of God but not God the son.” Quotation from “Jesus Christ is Not God” page 16.

UNIFICATION CHURCH (Sun Yung Moon): “As a man Jesus was not different from us.” “He can by no means be called God” Quotations from “Divine Principle” page 210-212.

When we encounter people who have been victimized by such teaching, we try to get them saved, but in order to do that we must open our Bibles and show them that Jesus was worthy to die for their sins because Jesus Christ is God, the fullness of the Godhead bodily. Christ’s deity is the central doctrine of Christianity.

To demonstrate the deity of Christ to the victims of cults most generally we page through the four gospels to demonstrate Christ’s miracle-working power, His omniscience as He even knows what people are thinking, His resurrection from the dead with victory over death, hell and the grave. Most all of us have taken evangelistic or “soul-winning” courses which all include a lesson on how to demonstrate the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Please consider trying to show the JW at your door that Jesus is God…without using Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. How would you show Christ’s deity to those nice Mormon boys on their bicycles if you could never once refer to the four gospels? Or the Moonie selling flowers at the airport? Or the World Widers trying to take over your church?”

There is Offence, Then There is This Kind of Offence

Galatians 5:11
And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.

When one chooses to preach in such a way as not to offend anyone with the truth of God’s word in order to increase the number of one’s followers, or how many “likes” and “shares” one receives on Facebook ~ then the overall reason without excuse is that one wants to boast in the “unity of the body of Christ” (through error), the truth then is that one has ultimately made a lame duck stand because unity in error so happens to be no unity at all..

At least have the courage to make a stand either way.

Almost everyone out there doesn’t want to offend anyone else ~ their political correctness is absolutely stifling.

#It’s not about men’s feelings and reputations.

#It’s not about men’s acceptance.

#It’s not about men’s approval.

#It’s not about being popular.

#It’s not about pleasing men.

#It’s not about belonging.

If they are wrong, they are wrong, regardless of who and what they are or how powerful or nice they are.

It’s about adorning the doctrine of the ascended and glorified Lord Jesus Christ.

Titus 2:10
Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.

Something To Ponder…

2 Thessalonians 2:2-4
That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

The Antichrist will be “king” of a world where doubt, sin and unbelief in God (apostasy) is widespread and the norm, and this is how those living during the trib will actually come to believe his miracles as well as how he will be seen as God and thus worship him because he represents a hope they have never encountered before, albeit be it a false hope.

The people in the Trib will obviously walk by sight. “If it looks good – it is good”. Mind you, a lot of believers today do that too.

Who knows what could and probably will still occur during the perilous times of the latter days of this current dispensation to cause such widespread apostasy which will land most people in abject apostasy and without any feelings of hope in the ensuing dispensation.

It could be the devastation, suffering and aftermath of a great war, hunger, poverty, religious persecution along with the banning of God’s word… It however goes without saying that mainstream Christianity with it’s gospels of false hope could also have a hand in bringing people to the point of complete and utter hopelessness, not to mention the imposition of harsh Sharia law under the auspices of Chrislam… One can only surmise….

The day of Christ is not the rapture, otherwise believers alive at that time would literally know who the Antichrist is before being caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air and this means they will be alive during the Tribulation. One simply cannot put the church into Daniel’s 70th week.

Neither is the day of Christ the day of the Lord which is also Daniel’s 70th week.

Interestingly, the phrase “The day of Christ” can only be found in Paul’s epistles.

Philippians 1:10
That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;

Philippians 2:16
Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.

2 Timothy 1:18
The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.

The day of Christ is rightly a day of rewards which comes after our gathering together with him in the clouds (the rapture or catching away).

Nonsensical

People who profess not to argue or don’t have the need to do so due to their own self-importance…. Nevertheless go on to argue the point by saying they are right and everyone else is wrong… Yet it is they who pervert the gospel of Christ :-/

1 Corinthians 4:10
We are fools for Christ’s sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.

Wholesale Ignorance

It’s almost the year 2020 and there aren’t any flying cars out there, but what there is, is ~

#People who do not read (especially the Bible), and if they do read it, it is from the standpoint of their preconceived notions to make it fit according to those (notions) instead of believing what they are actually reading, and so letting scripture change their minds… not to mention the overall failure of the majority to rightly divide the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15).

#Wholesale ignorance is also rife due not only for the abovementioned reasons, but also because of the Godless Common Purpose Education people have received.

#Rising anti-intellectualism, that is, refusing to believe experts in their field over some crazy people on the internet….. and it’s bound to get more outrageous as most assign themselves to the latest pop culture… embarrassing to say the least… especially those (believers) who should know better…

#Hypocrisy Boulevard is a one-way street, grace and peace shouted from the WWW, most of the time isn’t put into action… Love, after all, is a verb and not a noun… if you preach it, at least honour it (by putting it into action)…

#Well… at least we have Artificial Intelligence…. something which will be used to control us and turn some of us into even bigger zombies – it goes without saying, the mindset for this kind of thing has already been formed (as far as the majority are concerned).

1 Timothy 4:1-2
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

Paul is referencing those who have departed from the faith here… and not mainstream Christians or the world… but brothers and sisters in Christ, who have opted out of the race by choosing to adhere to wrong doctrine… and also those who cannot take the suffering of being in the faith…

The reason why these particular words fit denominationalism like a glove: when believers are in error, especially over the long-term, they actually become denominationalists without realising it.

I can also see how the refusal concerning the eating of meat would fit in with reneging on the faith in these last days…. some believers could become so enamoured with climate change and veganism, they would forget their real purpose and calling…

The fact that climate change and veganism go hand in hand and the bottom-line of climate change is that Man will wipe himself out in 12 years time, tells me that the proponents thereof are liars because the Bible tells how it’s all really going to end.

…. And with reference to the gender confusion out there: one can use any hormone treatment or undergo any operation one chooses to change one’s gender or outward appearance – at the end of the day DNA/genetics dictate what one really is… One can do a handstand or backward flip, but one cannot change one’s chromosomes…

We surely live in one crazy messed up world…

The End Times

Just as the book of Acts depicts Israel’s fall into spiritual abeyance, so do the Hebrew epistles of the New Testament (Hebrews to Revelation) depict her rebirth as a nation.

The current State of Israel has not been born-again simply because Christ isn’t physically ruling over her, apart from the fact that her current territorial borders fall short of what God promised and she doesn’t know her Messiah.

1 Peter 1:23
Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

Just as the twelve apostles and their followers suffered tribulation as their faith was put on trial, so too will Messianic Jews and their kind experience the same trials of faith at a future time, which leads me to believe that the (future) tribulation won’t be seven years in duration (because the time already suffered must be subtracted) – Matthew 24:22; Mark 13:20. (Time already suffered + future suffering = 7 years).

We can also thank God we are currently alive in the dispensation of grace, otherwise existing manifold temptations would certainly be the reason for our spiritual demise, especially as we do not have the unction.

1 John 2:20
But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.

Proof the twelve suffered tribulation:

1 Peter 1:6
Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:

1 Peter 1:7
That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

1 Peter 1:17
And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:

Besides, the horrid ways in which the twelve were murdered speaks volumes…

Hebrews 11:35
Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:

Today, Israel as a nation is spiritually dry – dead – her bones are burnt, they have no life in them, no sinews… no flesh

Psalm 102:3
For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.

Micah 3:2
Who hate the good, and love the evil; who pluck off their skin from off them, and their flesh from off their bones;

Ezekiel 37:1-11

The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,

And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.

And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest.

Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.

Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:

And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the Lord.

So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.

And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them.

Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord God ; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.

So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.

Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.

How do we know this prophesy hasn’t yet been fulfilled?

Ezekiel 37:12-14
Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God ; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.

And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,

And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the Lord have spoken it, and performed it, saith the Lord.

This verse ~

Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.

Correlates with this verse ~

Daniel 12:4
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

And this verse ~

Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God ; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.

Correlates with this verse ~

Daniel 12:2
And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

The hearing of God’s word will make Israel’s bones live once again.. God will breath life into her, and central to God’s word is Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Israel’s Messiah…

Isaiah 59:21
As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the Lord ; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth and for ever.

👉To God be all the glory 💙💚💛❤💜

The problem with Xmas & Kanye West’s New Album, “Jesus is Born”

To most Mid-Acts Dispensational Right Dividers, Christmas seems to hold more water than Acts chapter 9 does… Sad, but true.

Jesus (God) in the flesh did not come to men in general- he came only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel – Matthew 15:24; Matthew 10:5

Christ wasn’t born on Xmas day, he existed before his birth in the flesh occurred. Yes, He (who is God) was made flesh at the time… (Meaning: his birth in the flesh wasn’t his beginning). So stop telling people how Christ came into being in a manger in a stable in Bethlehem, particularly on the 25th of December….

John 1:1-2
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.

👉Please Note: The Word who was made flesh and dwelt amongst men, was born during September, not on some heathen day celebrated in December 👈

John 1:14
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Celebrating Jesus birth during December is the celebration and preaching of another Jesus who did not exist before he became flesh, and clearly isn’t the preaching and acknowledgment of Jesus according to the revelation of the mystery… (Romans 16:25)

How does one reconcile the preaching and acknowledgement of Christ according to the revelation of the mystery together with the celebration of a god supposedly being “born in December”?

I’d say it’s by having a very limited viewpoint, due to being spiritually immature and ignorant, because one can show people how Christ became flesh, how he was crucified and the reasons why – all with the aid of scripture (alone), 365 days of the year without the assistance of a heathen holiday which is only celebrated once a year.

Grace & Peace.

A Comprehensive List (constantly being updated)

I’ve been asked to supply a list of Grace teachers who teach major error, as well as those who are like-minded in actively propagating same (even beyond the grave via their books, articles, etc).

This list not only proves the lack of discernment amongst the majority of believers who profess to hold to Right Division (2 Timothy 2:15), but also proves how active the devil is in this particular sphere…

With all due respect, one needs to confirm these errors for oneself through the preaching, teaching, as well as the books and articles these people have written, their posts, also by the audios and videos they have made – and not to only take my word for it…

I’m doing this under the auspices (authority) of the Apostle Paul who is my pattern, as he named people along with the error they propagated (2 Timothy 2:17-18).

If error is preached publicly, it is to be refuted publicly ~ 1 Timothy 5:20. Only personal error or sin is corrected in private.

At the same token, if anyone’s name has been added to this list unfairly, because they have repented (changed their minds with respect to their error), they are welcome to contact me to set the record straight

This list will be updated as and when required.

*Error: The twelve are in the body of Christ, the mystery revealed to Paul was hidden in the Old Testament and one can be saved today by believing scripture taken from the Old Testament:

Jerry Pourcy

Robert Morphew

Artie Koffer – The 12 are in the body of Christ

The late Cornelius Stam – The 12 are in the body of Christ

*Error: Kenosis; the empty Jesus theory ~ the faith of Christ is interpreted as ‘Christ had to have faith in God to raise him from the dead’ (blasphemy; believing another Jesus):

Richard Jordan

Bernie Hance

Marilyn Manley ~ as confirmed in her book, ‘God’s Secret’

Zane Newitt

Steve Atwood

Rodney Beaulieu

Sam Gerhardt

Rosario DiPeri

Jan Edward Wilbourn

Bill Jennings

Bryan Ross

Trey Searcy

Daniel C Hurdle

Mark Gabert

Byron Wiggins

Gilbert Schellin

Robert Morphew

Tim Atwood

Delta Charis

Kevin Harshman

Brian Sipes

Mary Richardson Greer

Mike Greer

Kevin Wooten

Gary L Smith

Aaron Grace

Rodney Beaulieu

Regarding this particular error, one can be assured that 99.9% of Grace Believers believe it, unfortunately, and it is now presented and accepted as fundamental Pauline truth.

100% of those who graduate from The Grace School of the Bible in Chicago hold firmly to this error.

Error: Hold to corrupt Bible versions as their final authority (blasphemy):

Les Feldick

The Berean Bible Society

Joy Heath

Christine Angel

The late Cornelius Stam

Error: Unconditional Election (gospel perversion):

Zane Newitt

Steve Atwood

Jan Edward Wilbourn

Sam Gerhardt

The Lockharts

The late EC Moore

The late Jim Brackin

Mary Deanovic

Trey Searcy

Daniel C Hurdle

Mark Gabert

Byron Wiggins

Gilbert Schellin

Rhonda Russell

Susan Sonterre

Penelope Perales

Santy Mata

Kevin Harshman

Trent Garges

Kevin Wooten

Gary L Smith

Error: Confession in tandem with faith in the gospel of Christ for salvation (gospel perversion):

David Osteen

John Lowder

Bill Jennings

Steve Atwood

Curtis Miller

Erick Frank

Error: Acts 28 theology (disrespecting dispensational boundaries):

Steve Atwood

Zane Newitt

Daniel C Hurdle

Jan Edward Wilbourne

The Lockharts

The late EC Moore

The late Jim Brackin

Mary Deanovic

Mark Gabert

Byron Wiggins

Gilbert Schellin

Robert Morphew

Trey Searcy

The late Charles Baker

The late Sir Robert Anderson

The late EC Moore

Footnote:

*It goes without saying, however, that one can read, listen to or watch any book, article, video or audio written or made by these people if one is spiritually mature enough to discern the meat from the bones, irrespective of how subtle the error is.

Grace & Peace

It’s Nothing But Folly

It is said ~

Faith is a work when one believes one’s sins are forgiven at the time of believing the gospel.

Yet, on the other hand, it isn’t a work at the time one believes the gospel for one’s salvation.

So according to this assumption, Man is saved by works, that is by faith – remember, it’s a work….. Oh! I beg your pardon, it isn’t a work…

Where does scripture ever say faith is sometimes a work and that sometimes it isn’t? It doesn’t….

I can’t believe people fall for this stuff…..

Hebrews 11:6
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Only the gospel (object) of one’s faith changes, (dependant on in which dispensation one is living) but overall, in every dispensation, without faith it is impossible to please God.

In conclusion, the folly of “faith is a work, but now it isn’t” can be summed up as follows, (therefore the underlying reason for it) is not having renounced certain things…

2 Corinthians 4:2
But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

Handling the word of God deceitfully has a ricochet effect – it will boomerang on you….. today it will be a deception (singular) that is believed and followed through on, tomorrow it will have morphed into many more deceptions and so forth

So it’s not surprising how the same people who believe the aforementioned folly also so happen to believe the flap jack earth folly and the Acts 28 folly, not to mention the major folly of kenosis… next up will be either full-blown Calvinism or Universalism… I find it all incredibly sad… :’-(

Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Beats Me!

How anyone can reject God’s free gift of salvation today without works is beyond me! I mean, just take a look at all the perks one has when one is saved, so who wouldn’t want to be saved then? Truth be told, the majority of people out there, unfortunately… 😖

So as saved people, what perks do we have, now and in future?

An eternal abode in heaven, not made with hands…

2 Corinthians 5:1
For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

Hope of eternal life…

Titus 1:2
In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

All spiritual blessings in heavenly places…

Ephesians 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

We are children of the most high God…

Romans 8:16
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

Heirs of God & Co-heirs with Christ…

Romans 8:17
And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

Sons of God…

Romans 8:14
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

Philippians 2:15
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

Judges of angels…

1 Corinthians 6:3
Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

We will have celestial bodies…

1 Corinthians 15:42-44
So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

We will reign with him…

2 Timothy 2:11-12
It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him : If we suffer, we shall also reign with him : if we deny him, he also will deny us:

Currently justified and soon to be glorified too...

Romans 8:30
Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

Sanctified… washed… and if we’ve been washed in the name of the Lord Jesus and the Spirit of God, can we manage to make ourselves any cleaner with our own good works?

1 Corinthians 6:11
And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

Those Who Oppose & Opposition

Disagree with and attempt to prevent, especially by argument or actively resist (a person or system).

When it comes to salvation and things which matter, Paul says these folk are in reality opposing none other than themselves because at the end of the day they are the one’s who will suffer the consequences of their opposition.

The Jews opposed themselves in Paul’s day, as the majority still do today:

Acts 18:5-6
And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ.

And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.

The Antichrist too will oppose himself:

2 Thessalonians 2:4
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

Those who reject Christ, Pauline nomenclature, Right Division, who preach perverted gospels, who choose to remain in unbelief, refute dispensationalism and refuse to follow Paul also oppose themselves:

2 Timothy 2:25
In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

The following encompasses the Godlessness of evolution, the one dimensional ignorance of the flat earth theory, as well as the climate change hoax:

1 Timothy 6:20
O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:

Profane – disrespectful and irreverent

Vain – Useless

Oppositions of science falsely so called – these issues have been debated to death, resulting in division, and the ensuing conceit, boastfulness, pride and egotism is the order of the day…. 💩

It is said that the flap jack earth “has brought and still is bringing people to Christ” – yet nothing is said about them actually getting saved….. Pentecostalism also brings people to Christ, which doesn’t mean it’s right and that people get saved… which makes one ask “which Christ are they professing here?”

2 Corinthians 11:4
For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

Apart from the aforementioned flat earth fairytale, evolution is none other than systematic Godlessness, and climate change is an extension of that Godlessness where mother earth, Gaia is worshipped above all else, and at its helm stands the Godless UN.

All of these sciences so-called are opposition to the truth, their proponents being extremely active in converting people to the lies, the twisting of scripture, not to mention, giving credence to the tin foil hat brigade who see an imp behind every bush, emphasising the problem and not the solution, and can all be individually noted as science falsely so called…. Existing on nothing else but vain babblings, totally disrespecful to God’s creation…..

When people do not know the basics of science and tell one carbon dioxide gets trapped in the earth’s atmosphere, in turn heating it (the earth) – the exact same place where oxygen is actually made, it makes one think…. It is also said that carbon dioxide destroys vegetation, (acid rain) when in fact trees and other plants take in CO2 and emit oxygen…. The proponents of climate change as it is now called can’t make up their minds whether the earth is actually getting hotter or colder….. hence the change in name from “global warming” to “climate change” so it encompasses both extremes (so they can’t be seen to be wrong).

Conclusion: belief in a flap jack earth, climate change and evolution are not only the consequences of herd mentality, but also the ability to be strung along by the nose, due to nothing other than ignorance, “if it sounds good, looks good and feels good, it must be good”. Oi vey!

2 Corinthians 4:2
But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

Testing, Testing….. 1, 2, 3….

Want to know what some people really believe? Don’t take my word for it, rather ask them yourself…. (or alternately, read their articles and watch/listen to their videos/audios which will confirm without a doubt where they stand doctrinally.)

1) Ask them how they were saved, or what they deem the gospel to be which saves peoples’ souls.

If they answered the abovementioned questions correctly as per faith in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, and did not add Romans 10:9-10 for their salvation, or any works, performance, nor made any effort on their part, or even added their own ability to the salvation transaction, whatsoever, then you can proceed to –

2) Ask them what the faith of Christ is…. by asking this particular question one will figure out where they stand with regard to kenosis…… And “Christ had to have faith in God to raise him from the dead” is not the correct answer to this question…. It does, however prove their belief in the empty Jesus theory.

3) Want to know if they’re gospel perverters? Ask them when their sins were forgiven….. “At the cross or on the cross 2000 years ago” is not the correct answer, after all, food which was delivered isn’t a meal until it is eaten…. Provision of something doesn’t mean unconditional ownership thereof. The terms “at the cross” or “on the cross” have no scriptural basis whatsoever….. rather the forgiveness of sins/salvation is by the cross, by the gospel, by Jesus Christ.

4) Want to know if you’re crossing paths with Acts 9/28 hybrids? Ask them about the middle wall partition and the reason why it existed or alternately, ask them what the differences are between the people in Paul’s post and pre-prison epistles….. Not all Greeks were Jewish converts, and the same applies to the Romans, Galatians, Corinthians, etc….

5) Want to know if you’re dealing with doctrinally erroneous evangelical Grace Believers? Just look for the adorning of men above that of sound doctrine and the use of corrupt Bible versions….. those that stand for nothing, fall for everything.

They are apt only to see mainstream Christianity as being enemies of the Cross and refuse to believe that enemies of the Cross are also to be found in their very own backyards and so continue to promote the teachings of all Grace teachers equally. It’s a virtual smorgasbord of the good, the bad and the ugly out there (doctrinally speaking, of course). “You ring, we bring” – no discernment whatsoever…..

Discipline is also nonexistent to evangelicals, they see it as having no grace…. unless someone is in direct opposition to their questionable ministry of course, then they have no qualms in handing that person over to the devil for the destruction of his/her flesh…. (1 Corinthians 5:5 ~ To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.)

Philippians 3:17-19
Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.

(For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:

Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)

The Rise of Populism

Crazy times we’re living in….. The western powers or free world is currently on a “populism rampage”…. what with The Donald in the Whitehouse, and now Boris firmly entrenched in No. 10….. exit, brexit, scexit, wexit… And so the WTO has been rendered a non-entity…. Trade wars have now been added to the list of ongoing wars which could impact our food and medical supplies….. It seems it is going to be a free for all concerning the implementation of tariffs and trade agreements and who will eventually hold all the power….. $$$

Populism: a political approach that strives to appeal to ordinary people who feel that their concerns are disregarded by established elite groups.

History has a nasty way of repeating itself, Nazi Germany and Stalin’s USSR began as populist, and we know both ended badly….. The former with a bang, and the latter with a whimper…..

Populist political regimes usually end badly, sometimes in violence, sometimes with a whimper, nearly always in economic calamity and social division, exactly what they purportedly set out to eliminate. The problem with populism is not that it promotes ideas with which the elites disagree or to which they have become unresponsive. This can be productive in a normal, competitive process on which democracy depends. Populism’s flaw is partly in method, given that populist politicians make claim to represent virtue in a struggle against a tainted elite; that the ends thus justify the means.

Politically interesting, but also very troubled times… arsonists cause massive fires in Australia – climate change is to blame because it fanned the flames, a volcano erupts in New Zealand – climate change is blamed, Europe and the USA are currently suffering from an extremely cold winter – climate change ye olde villain, you are at it again…… Extreme temperatures in Australia this summer – yep, how did you guess – climate change…..

The world is currently in the throes of climate change on steroids, thus we have Greta sailing around the globe on a yacht with an engine powered by fossil fuel, eating supplies packaged in plastic (containers), telling everyone who will listen, her future has been destroyed…. It can’t get any nuttier than that.

We’re all going to die in a climate induced wasteland – not. Why can’t they leave the weather alone and just let it be weather……. after all, weather has always been unpredictable, whether it’s spring, summer, winter or fall…. 😉

I say the world gets what it deserves: the Greta Thunbergs, the Trumps, the Johnsons, the Macrons…. the Mugabe’s, the Greens who glue themselves to buses and sidewalks when protesting, not forgetting the Putin’s…. the Joel Osteens, the Joyce Meyers, the Benny Hinns…… the Popes….. the Clintons…. the Jeffrey Epsteins….. the Prince Andrews and the Prince Charles’….. who can all be saved by the way, but instead are blinded by the god of this world

2 Timothy 2:25
In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

In a “progressive” world where information is readily available at the push of a button, ignorance sure is rife…. but then, the devil is the god of this world, so can we expect any better?

The piece de resistance however comes into play when some believers state God has given the world a reprieve from the start of the Tribulation by bringing Trump and Johnson into power….. (to stave it off)…… huh?

1 Corinthians 2:5-9
That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:

But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

The Gospel Which Saves Your Never-Dying Soul

1 Corinthians 15:1-4
Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

There are no “buts” in Paul’s gospel….. there is, however an “if”…. …..do you believe what God said in these verses without a smidgen of doubt? If you do, you are saved – ARE saved, regardless of anyone’s opinion.

Trust what God says as there are men and women out there who will tell you 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 alone doesn’t have the power to save your never-dying soul, but God says it does…… So who will you choose to believe? Unbelieving men and women or God himself?

Unlike shopping or Churchianity, salvation isn’t an “experience” or a feeling, rather, it’s about having faith – believing – trusting (all are synonyms) the gospel, which is Christ crucified….…..it’s faith in the transaction of what He accomplished on the Cross, and the transaction isn’t complete unless Christ rose from the dead, after all, the baking of a cake isn’t complete until it is taken out of the oven…. the food that was delivered isn’t a meal until it has been prepared and then sampled or eaten……..….

…..believe he died (for your sins), that he was buried and rose again on the 3rd day – all for YOUR salvation, because it’s not what you have done or can do, it’s about what He has done for YOU.

You have been put on this planet for one reason and one reason only: To believe Christ’s provision for your sin – the opportunity to be saved ~ without God-given salvation your life is meaningless…… futile….. so give meaning to your life, believe the gospel of Christ, it’s a gift, which means it is free…… And also so happens to be God’s will for you..

Breaking News For Westboro Baptists

The tragic end result concerning the preaching of “turn or burn” (as Westboro Baptists are inclined to do), is that one will burn even if one turns….. think about it….

1 Corinthians 10:33

Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

Romans 3:21
But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;

Westboro Baptists need to be told, for one, to stop living in times past…. that the dispensation of God’s grace has been in effect for almost 2000 years already and that we’re no longer under the law, but under grace….

Acts 13:39
And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.

All the world is guilty before God, not only certain people who they personally pick and choose and mark as being guilty….

Romans 3:19
Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

And the purpose of the law is?

Romans 3:20
Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

Glory to God – we are under grace…. ❤

Romans 6:14
For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

Romans 5:8-10
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

Amen.

Beseech

The word “beseech” ~ a wonderful word Paul used quite often in his ministry.

It means, to ask (someone) urgently and fervently to do something; implore; entreat. Implore – beg.

The word “entreat/intreat” in this instance also holds special meaning, and is mentioned here:

1 Corinthians 4:13
Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.

Paul beseeched the authorities:

Acts 21:39
But Paul said, I am a man which am a Jew of Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city: and, I beseech thee, suffer me to speak unto the people.

Paul beseeched kings:

Acts 26:3
Especially because I know thee to be expert in all customs and questions which are among the Jews: wherefore I beseech thee to hear me patiently.

Paul beseeched believers concerning important matters:

Romans 12:1
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

Romans 15:30
Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;

Romans 16:17
Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.

1 Corinthians 1:10
Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

Philippians 4:2
I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 4:16
Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.

1 Corinthians 16:15-16
I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,) That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth.

2 Corinthians 2:7-8
So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow. Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him.

2 Corinthians 6:1
We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.

Galatians 4:12
Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am; for I am as ye are : ye have not injured me at all.

Ephesians 4:1
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,

1 Thessalonians 4:1
Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.

1 Thessalonians 4:9-10
But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another. And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;

1 Thessalonians 5:12-13
And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; [13] And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves.

2 Thessalonians 2:1-2
Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, [2] That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

Philemon 1:8-13
Wherefore, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which is convenient, Yet for love’s sake I rather beseech thee, being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ. I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds: Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me: Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels: Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel:

Paul beseeched unbelievers:

2 Corinthians 5:20

Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

Peaceful vs Peaceable

A peaceable person: Someone who is inclined to keep the peace, who avoids strife or dissension. This person favours peace instead of conflict, which means it is accomplished as follows:

Being honest in all things, not taking revenge, literally feeding one’s enemies if they are hungry or thirsty, and doing good in general: overcoming evil with good.

To clarify who one’s enemies are: Not brothers and sisters in Christ caught up in error…. But yeah, we are to live peaceably with all men, regardless…. which I might add, doesn’t include fellowshipping with those who believe error or behave immorally…. or use perverted Bibles….

Romans 12:17-21
Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

2 Thessalonians 3:14-15
And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.

Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

A peaceful person: Someone who is calm, still, quiet or tranquil amidst the turmoil that is this world.

Galatians 5:22-26

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

Amen.

Musings on a Wednesday Morning

My job was to train and assess members of staff, to test them, and from the results obtained from the tests, which included their overall attitude, body language and demeanour in the “classroom”, this (information or evidence) was used to ascertain/assess whether they were “trainable material” – worth spending time and money on – if they possessed all the right qualities, namely, inherent leadership skills (managers and supervisors), were loyal, bright, hard working smart, willing to go the extra mile…. customer service oriented….. After all, happy employees equate to having satisfied and loyal customers…. bottom line: healthy financial records, (at the same time realising the customer isn’t always right….. instead one makes him/her feel as if they are right….. It’s an art ~ the result of good marketing skills…… after all, it’s about “the experience” today ~ customers want to experience good things when shopping, they want to FEEL that one cares for them personally). It’s much like mainstream Christianity which so happens to also be an experience today as they want one to experience God and feel his presence. The “Alpha Course” was created to do just this….. Rather, it’s satanic to the hilt…… a blatant lie….. as God isn’t one’s personal gopher….. to be experienced and for people to “feel”, neither is he there to do good things for them in the flesh.

So….. it isn’t rocket science figuring out or having come to the realisation/conclusion that a certain group have become so mentally closed off that they no longer want to reason as they have reckoned in their minds that they’ve “finally found the truth” which in reality, (to be honest) spells C-U-L-T, their logic having left them in the lurch….. actually, the sad truth is, it is they who have abandoned all logic….

Notice how they all talk in slogans, parrots repeating what they’ve been told, they all sound the same, “winning debates” with a half a verse of scripture which is usually posed as a question, thus taking this particular straw-man which their much vaunted leader has created, and using it as a “deadly weapon” against the unsuspecting with the utmost vengeance and glee.

…. Nor have they learnt to put any of their “newfound knowledge” to the test – in context and with logic, that is – sadly their reasoning is non existent, and the only reason they believe as they do is because it looks good “on paper” and “it so happens to make sense in their heads”, but when their theory is pulled apart in a debate with men of knowledge, it all falls apart….. yet, even then they refuse to see the truth and stick to their guns because they believe when all else fails, God’s Word backs their theory up without a doubt ~ case closed.

In reality, the old adage of the Bible backing up their theory holds no water because they mercilessly twist scripture out of context to make it fit, and so happen to be kings and queens of proof-texting, even taking metaphors, hyperboles and other figures of speech literally, to their own detriment…… Taken out of context, one can make the Bible agree with anything one believes – it’s nasty, it’s subtle and it is wicked, and behind it stands ONE man, whose followers fawn over, fueling the flames of discontent amongst believers, who in my eyes is nothing but a narcissist, given his childhood, which so happened to be rather traumatic, (narcissists aren’t born, they are made) amongst other things…..

This particular man never really gives much in the way of an explanation, but rather puts the ball firmly in “one’s court” – in other words, he says “it is so” and quotes a Bible verse out of context, so one then runs around explaining why it “ain’t so” while he sits there relishing the factyet rightfully, he needs to be marked and avoided.

A narc always comes out looking good and shiny bright at the end and of the day as he proceeds to “hoover” his fans in with good words and fair speeches…. all the silly women (as Paul referred to them) who follow him are evidence of this…… who themselves were more than likely previously abused, either emotionally, verbally or physically…. who have now found their hero, their superman at last, who can’t possibly be lying to them…. :-/

One thing I have come to the realisation of: test everything that is taught, even from the grace pulpits, because false teaching at the end of the day does not stand up to scrutiny, as its i’s aren’t dotted and its T’s are never crossed – it never makes logical sense at the end of the day….. So I always ask myself, “where will this teaching take me or anyone else for that matter? And what does the devil aim to accomplish by it?”. (1) He obviously wants as few people saved as possible, or (2) he wants them saved by another gospel which isn’t salvation at all, OR (3) he wants the saved to spend time on inconsequential matters, not redeeming the time, and (4) he wants their faith to be shipwrecked in order for their ministries to be rendered null and void.

I have been offline as it pays to take a break from the virtual stiltedness of the World-Wide Web, it puts things into perspective as it gives one time to breath, to think, to scrutinise, to put all the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle together……. I firmly believe there are no happy endings and happy ever afters on this planet….. for both the saved and unsaved alike…… think about it…… I said “on this planet”….. there is, however, a happy eternal ever after in heaven though, if one is saved….

1 Corinthians 15:1-4
Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

There are no ” buts” in Paul’s gospel….. there is, however an “if”…. do you believe what God said in these verses without a smidgen of doubt? If you do, you are saved – ARE saved, regardless of anyone’s opinion. Trust what God tells you, there are men and women out there who will tell you 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 doesn’t have the power to save your never-dying soul, but God says it does…… So who will you choose to believe? Unbelieving men and women or God himself?

However, unlike shopping or retail therapy, salvation isn’t an “experience” or a feeling, rather, it’s having faith – believing – trusting (all are synonyms) in the gospel, which is Christ crucified, it’s faith in the transaction of what He accomplished on the Cross, and the transaction isn’t complete unless Christ rose from the dead, after all, the baking of a cake isn’t complete until it is taken out of the oven…. the food that was delivered isn’t a meal until it has been prepared and then sampled or eaten…….. believe he died (for your sins), that he was buried and rose again on the 3rd day – all for YOUR salvation, because it’s not what you have done or can do, it’s about what He has done for YOU.

One has been put on this planet for one reason and one reason only: For the God-given opportunity to be saved ~ without God-given salvation one’s life is meaningless…... futile….. so give meaning to your life, believe the gospel of Christ, it’s a gift, which means it is free, and it so happens to be God’s will for your life too…...

2 Corinthians 5:20
Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

Social Mediocrity

Social media to my mind is an addiction….. but some see it as a habit ~ a bad one at that.I was wondering if one can enter rehab to cure one of being addicted to Facebook? Anything’s possible these days…. But yeah, on second thoughts it is actually a habit.I signed up to Facebook in 2007 when I was living and working in Botswana ~ it served as a cure for loneliness at the time as I was in a foreign country with unbearable daytime temperatures of up to 40°C which was the norm, only to decrease to an unacceptable temperature of around 27°C at midnight, not to mention bad food – eggs fried for so long at restaurants, one could play ping pong with them – the notion of asking one how one liked one’s eggs done, didn’t even enter into the equation, terrible tasting water, bread as hard as a brick, cockroaches as big as one’s hand and sand, sand, sand and more sand….. it served to do nothing other than toughen me up real good. It was like one version of me entered Botswana in February 2003, and a totally different version of me left the country in November 2009…..Nowadays I find Facebook rather “top heavy”…… cumbersome…. disappointing and rather stressful…… I don’t want to go back, but I find myself reactivating now and then out of pure habit, only to be more disappointed than ever before….. so 21 days it is…. let’s see if it works, and I might never want to or have to go back, besides, next year will see us traveling, and me doing a Dispensational course, so…… no time to be had for the crazy, stilted world of Facebook (huge sigh of relief).“….It takes a minimum of 21 days for an old mental image to dissolve and a new one to gel. More recently, a study of 96 people published in The European Journal of Social Psychology found it took on average 66 days to form a habit, such as eating fruit at lunch or running for 15 minutes a day, furthermore, it takes a minimum of 21 days for an old mental image to dissolve and a new one to gel. More recently, a study of 96 people published in The European Journal of Social Psychology found it took on average 66 days to form a habit, such as eating fruit at lunch or running for 15 minutes a day”.I am by nature, apolitical, and Facebook has become a political platform for not only the left, but the right and everyone else in between, the proverbial soap box for everyone to stand on and voice their support for XYZ politicians, both the elected and the unelected varieties.If the UN seeks to, and is currently implementing Agenda 2030 worldwide, chances are good that one’s politician of choice totally subscribes to its implementation, either overtly or covertly.Populism is the order of the day as most are looking for or have more than likely discovered a political hero or heroes of note who will lift them out of the social or financial quagmire they find themselves in, and make everything great again…. rhetoric, rhetoric and more rhetoric, all meaningless stuff….. show me one politician who isn’t into subterfuge……. smoke and mirrors…… not to mention cloak and dagger tactics…. There are lies, damned lies and statistics. Today’s choice of politicians is the barometer whereby one can measure the state the world’s in, and right now we seem to be swivelling the drainpipe.When one votes for A to avoid the obvious globalist communist which so happens to be B, one is simply choosing a different way of how one will be duped. It’s like saying, “I prefer to be duped by an undercover con rather than an obvious con who makes the duping process feel so unbelievably good, that I’ll only realise I’ve been duped three years down the line when it’s too late – or probably never”.The world is currently in the throes of creating its Arch Duke Ferdinand moment which will push it over the edge and into another war. The battle lines are currently being drawn….. there sure is a lot of strife out there for the age we are currently living in…… If one didn’t know any better, one would never have thought we’re living in the dispensation of God’s grace ~ the devil sure is a master at keeping the mystery revealed to Paul a secret, even 2000 years after the fact….Besides politics, one also has to deal with a whole array of “rightly divided” deception on Facebook and so one is relegated to being the inevitable “square peg in a triangular hole”. When does the “same ole, same ole” start to get really old? When most cannot discern the obvious deception because they are men pleasers and conspiracy theorists of note….. Wasting time looking for the devil behind every bush, planet or tragic event.I’m also of the opinion that Facebook will tighten its security in a way that everyone’s IP addresses and locations will be prominent on their posts in future….. To date it has already banned all posts on vaccine awareness….. and proved itself to be pro Islam…….. So much for freedom of speech and freedom of choice on social media…. mediocrity has reached new heights of……… well….. mediocrity.So – back to the subject matter at hand:21 days it is……. 🙂

It’s Not About Us, Me, We

It’s about the Lord Jesus Christ who saves, God the Saviour gets all the glory, BUT it is us, we, me who need to use our judgment, it is us who need to discern, after all he gave us all a free will to decide – to choose…

1 Corinthians 5:12
For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?

Does This Theological Concept Exemplify What You Believe?

I realise I repeat myself with respect to certain issues quite often on this blog, but it’s one of the only ways one learns. Repetition makes one see things one did not initially realise or take note of.

I mention on my “About” page (on this blog) that I do not hold to “Common Grace“, and this is the reason why:

1. Common Grace is a Reformed/Calvinistic thought which refers to:

(a) The grace of God and holds to the concept that he has bestowed (past tense) his grace on everyone.

(b) It is called “Common Grace” because it is intended for the entire human race without distinction.

(c) And it is referred to as “grace” because it is undeserved.

(d) This type of grace isn’t saving grace though….

(e) Read: Everyone’s sins are forgiven…. which doesn’t mean they are saved.

2. Saving Grace or Special Grace is also a Reformed/Calvinistic thought, but…..

(a) Unlike Common Grace, it is the “work of the Holy Spirit, justifying and sanctifying” individuals.

(b) And unlike Common Grace it is restricted only to those who believe the gospel.

Problem #1:

According to this theology, those who believe the gospel are justified/saved, as for unbelievers, they land up in hell with their sins forgiven

Problem #2:

3. Shouldn’t we be asking ourselves though, what the benefits of Common Grace are, because the implied benefits of Special Grace are salvation, going to heaven and all spiritual blessings in heavenly places, but Common Grace has no benefits, besides, Man doesn’t have to be forgiven unconditionally in order to be justified/saved.

In other words, what is the point of bestowing forgiveness on mankind without distinction as the majority of people land up in hell anyway?

I can see how this concept is mistaken for Universal Forgiveness, but in reality, Universal Forgiveness is rightly known as Universalism which holds to the concept that all of mankind is saved without distinction.

4. Furthermore, the non-imputation of sins doesn’t mean forgiveness of sins. It means sin still exists, but it’s just not being imputed, or being held against, or reckoned to anyone’s account….. the reason why it cannot currently be judged by God.

Logically speaking, if sin was forgiven, there would be no need to not impute it to an individuals account.

Problem #3:

Common grace also creates a major dilemma for the next dispensation with respect to everyone’s sins being forgiven in the dispensation of grace, especially as most will cross over from this dispensation to the next.

2 Corinthians 5:18-20
And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

2 Timothy 2:15

If one believes this command was only written to teachers and pastors, as some do, one is on one’s way, or has already arrived at one’s destination of believing in having other mediators between God and man besides Christ himself.

1 Timothy 2:5
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

If only pastors and teachers are permitted to rightly divide the word of truth and they can lie….. and do – where would that leave the ordinary folk who aren’t permitted to rightly divide, solely due to the reason that this verse is found in a pastoral epistle (and not written to ordinary members of the BoC)?

Congratulations :-/ one has now succeeded in creating a clergy which is not only elitist, but undispensational too.

Welcome to the Dark Ages! :-/

2 Timothy 2:15
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Timothy was a member of the BoC as we are.

1 Corinthians 12:12
For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

Let Your Women Keep Silence In The Churches

If one believes women are to remain silent in the church today, one could in all likelihood still be adhering to one’s denominational beliefs.

1 Corinthians 14:34
Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.

One must keep in mind the context of 1 Corinthians 14 is tongues (prophesying in tongues) and accordingly, women were to remain silent.

1 Corinthians 14:34 too is one of the most abused verses in that it is used to control people in the church today….. women….. It is used to shut them up, but since no-one speaks in tongues today or prophesies in tongues for that matter, the conclusion drawn is obvious……

The reason they were to remain silent:

1 Corinthians 14:33
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

There was no order in the Corinthian church. One can only imagine if at least 2 women were prophesying together in different languages how confusing it must’ve been.

Why Waste Precious Time?

If one doesn’t understand figures of speech or doesn’t adhere to the context of certain verses ~ it’s entirely one’s own problem if one comes to the conclusion of a flat earth.

“NASA is lying to you, governments are lying to you, politicians are lying to you, blahblahblahblah”. Right. We all know that already because God said so…… Romans 3:4

So why waste precious time on the problem?

Ephesians 5:15
Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

1 Corinthians 14:38
But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.

Let him be ignorant

I’ve Said it, And Will Say It Again

Life isn’t a popularity contest, nor is the race we run as members of his body, neither am I a teacher, or a pastor. I am a blogger, just so everyone knows, as I do not want to upset the Baptists…

The fact that we finish, that is, having remained faithful is what counts…. as opposed to finishing ahead of others or coming first…..

The race we run is against ourselves so to speak, and not others in the body: it’s a race against our flesh, the world, the wiles of the devil, the bad choices we make, who we choose to be our teachers, whether we preach the gospel to the lost or not, how much we want to learn, what doctrine is installed in our inner men…. whether we remain faithful or choose to give up on the faith as most of Paul’s followers did in the day…..

2 Corinthians 10:12-18
For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you.

For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not unto you: for we are come as far as to you also in preaching the gospel of Christ:

Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men’s labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly,

To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man’s line of things made ready to our hand.

But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.

What Alone Has The Power To Save A Soul?

When I say the doctrines of justification and imputation don’t save, I mean the knowledge of these doctrines on their own…..

After all, how does one come to possess God’s justification and have his righteousness imputed to one’s account?

Only by believing the gospel of the grace of God….. through Christ crucified.

1 Corinthians 15:1-4 & 1 Corinthians 1:23

Emphasise The Solution

God is currently making his grace known to the world, and is simultaneously not imparting (imputing) men’s sins to them….. therefore there can be no judgment of sins today as it would be a total contradiction. No imputation of sins ▶ no judgment currently taking place.

Romans 4:8-10
Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.

How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.

The world is currently in uncircumcision as Israel’s prophetic program is in abeyance ~ Acts 28:27-28 ~ For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it.

We know that if a problem exists and there’s a solution to the problem, do we judge the problem and throw whatever it is that’s broken, away? Obviously not, because it’s repairable….. redeemable.

God has already judged the world and declared that it has a major problem:

Romans 3:9
What then? are we better than they ? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;

Romans 11:32
For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.

The solution – the gospel that saves:

1 Corinthians 15:1-4
Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

So why emphasise the problem when there’s a solution, like Denominationalism does? Because denominationalism like all religions is ignorant of what God has already accomplished….. made provision for (on the Cross by Jesus Christ), and therefore goes about relying on its own accomplishments……. providing its own solutions to the problem (sin).

The problems we experience in the world today like hurricanes, tornadoes, sicknesses, diseases, wars, tsunamis, droughts, famines, etcetera, are not God’s judgment on the world, on the contrary, they happen because of sin…… we live in sin cursed mortal bodies, in a sin cursed world where the law of sowing and reaping applies.

1 Timothy 5:24
Some men’s sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.

Romans 8:20-22
For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,

Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

Galatians 6:7-8
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

Romans 6:12
Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.

If one does something with the wrong motives or intentions, do not blame God when the law of sowing and reaping takes effect….. One is to blame for the outcome, one needs to take responsibility for one’s words and deeds.

We all bump our heads and we all make detours in this life, the “trick” at the end of the day is to learn from one’s mistakes and not repeat them.

Just like those ads one sees on TV: Emphasize God’s grace with respect to sin.

Silly comparison, but here goes:

“Dirty carpets? Don’t stress, we have the solution! So you don’t have to worry no more..”

Why be concerned or worry about dirty carpets when there’s something one can use to clean them?

Problem solved.

The Dispensation of God’s Unmerited Favour

*”Unmerited” means undeserving, which in turn means one cannot work for God’s favour: no human effort or performance is required in order to obtain God‘s grace.

Romans 15:9-11
And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.

And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people.

And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people.

*If we were under the law today, not many of us would survive its harshness….. the reason we should all be eternally grateful for God’s grace. Yet there are religionists who believe that it’s the harshness of the OT law that is currently needed to bring this world back onto the straight and narrow, and the reason why others are turning to Islam….. both being ignorant of God’s grace during this time.

Exodus 19:12
And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death:

Exodus 21:17
And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death.

Exodus 21:16
And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.

Exodus 22:19
Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.

Exodus 31:14
Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

Leviticus 20:10
And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

Leviticus 20:27
A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.

Numbers 3:38
But those that encamp before the tabernacle toward the east, even before the tabernacle of the congregation eastward, shall be Moses, and Aaron and his sons, keeping the charge of the sanctuary for the charge of the children of Israel; and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

Deuteronomy 21:22
And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree:

*But now Paul tells us:

Romans 6:15
What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.

Romans 6:14
For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

*And the reason why certain religionists who adhere to a works or performance based system reject Paul outright:

Acts 18:12-13
And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat,

Saying, This fellow persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law.

The Middle Wall of Partition

Ezekiel 44:9
Thus saith the Lord God ; No stranger, uncircumcised in heart, nor uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, of any stranger that is among the children of Israel.

“No foreigner may enter within the balustrade around the sanctuary and the enclosure. Whoever is caught, on himself shall he put blame for the death which will ensue.” 👇

This is the reason why Paul was put to death, because it was thought that he had brought Trophimus (an Ephesian) past this barrier (the middle wall of partition) into the temple (Acts 21:28-29).

Acts 24:5-6,12-13
For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes:

Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we took, and would have judged according to our law.

And they neither found me in the temple disputing with any man, neither raising up the people, neither in the synagogues, nor in the city:

Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me.

“The center of the structure was the tallest, with the front wall being built with beams which sat upon interlocking pillars. Highly glossed stones made up this wall, so finely polished that those who looked upon it for the first time marveled at it in amazement. This was the description of the first structure. Located within it, and nearby, were steps which led up to the second structure, which was surrounded by a stone wall used as a barrier, engraved with an inscription not allowing foreigners to enter into it under the penalty of death.” ~ The Historian, Josephus

Ephesians 2:11-17
Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;

That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:

But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us ;

Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;

And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.

Romans 3:9-11
What then? are we better than they ? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;

As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.

Divisions

PLEASE NOTE: This isn’t meant to be a salvation testimony – the purpose of this post is to show people why they need to be discerning.

Some ask why there are so many factions or divisions in the body of Christ, and why we all can’t walk in love and peace, not emphasising any of our differences…..

The body of Christ is divided for the following reasons:

*Most teach, believe and propagate major doctrinal error, including perverted gospels and refuse to repent, in turn causing division.

The propagators of the error then see the division (which they have actually caused) as unloving and obviously lacking in grace, which in turn diverts the attention from the actual cause: wrong doctrine, and not a lack of grace as they would have most believe….. it’s not a grace issue, it’s a sound doctrine issue.

*The propagators of major doctrinal error and perverted gospels also have differing doctrinal stances and even disagree amongst themselves, causing further division, after all, error begets error….

And these are the reasons why it’s difficult being a “newborn babe” in Christ these days…. it’s a minefield out there….. a war zone…… especially on Facebook, thus babes in Christ should avoid Facebook.

I know when I was saved circa 2008, I managed to circumvent the obvious deceivers like those who held to perverted Bible versions and preached Hebrews 10:25 as doctrine for the body of Christ. I remember a certain man, a pastor, reprimanding me online, telling me I should drive 3.5 hours each way to attend a Sunday service, which incorporated crossing the border, but since the border gate only opened at 6am, I would never have made it in time for the 9am service, not to mention the monthly cost involved and the exhaustion of working 10 hours a day, 6 days a week and then having to ceremoniously “trot off” to church on the 7th day…… crazy stuff…… I jokingly asked him if he would contribute towards the cost of my fuel, which he declined to do, and I got the heck out of there as in “ASAP”….. 🙂

Thereafter I got involved in something more subtle which presents itself as fundamental or sound Pauline truth rightly divided….. not to mention the fact that there is absolutely no lack of grace whatsoever amongst this group of people on Facebook: Atwood, Jordan and the purveyors of the Berean Bible Society… And if it wasn’t for certain people who had the courage to warn me about this particular group, I would still be in the clutches of these very nice, but very wrong men, rightly divided……

You see, on the whole, Facebook, (and a lot of people don’t understand this), one has to mainly either be a Jordan or an Atwood or a BBS fan or follower, either directly or indirectly (as “all roads lead to Rome”) in order to survive or be happy on there. If one chooses another pastor/teacher on FB, thinking he hasn’t been influenced by either the aforementioned, think again….. sadly, Facebook is a doctrinal jungle.

BTW, I can name exactly five people on Facebook who adorn the doctrine of God, who aren’t on there to increase their fan base, but rather to preach the gospel….

I came out of Pentecostalism by heeding what someone had to say about its error, albeit difficult at the time, as I thought I would commit the unpardonable sin by turning my back on Pentecostalism…..

I tossed and turned and experienced many a sleepless night thinking about all of this stuff, but my curiosity got the better of me and over rode my fear, and so I CHOSE to get deeper into the fray …. I even remember praying, “God, please let me understand the Bible, I want that more than anything, in Jesus’ name, Amen”.

My path to the truth didn’t take a few hours or a few days, or even a few months, it started in 2004 and I was saved in 2008.

I so happened to come across Right Division first, and then encountered the gospel of 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 and believed it, actually I was awestruck by 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 – actually overwhelmed by it…….. I had never heard it before and I marveled, it was like music to my ears – I even danced I was so happy, and then also knew the rapture was true :-). I was amazed at God’s grace….. “God, you died for my sins…. little, insignificant ole me”. All my life I had known I was a sinner….. but what Pentecostalism had to offer in the performance department to correct this was unattainable as far as I was concerned.

My path previously took me through the Hebrew Roots Movement and trying to keep the Sabbath on Saturdays like a knucklehead, I even denied the rapture and OSAS outright, and also attended a church based on Stam’s writings (Congregationalists which actually equate to Calvinists) who believed Romans 10:9-10 for their salvation, where one had to step up to the podium and confess Jesus as Lord and Saviour to the congregation – that’s when I decided to make a beeline for the door because there was NO WAY I was going to stand up there and say a DARN THING because I was too afraid to talk in front of an audience at the time. I didn’t know then though that Romans 10:9-10 wasn’t the gospel that saves one’s soul……….

….. then the IFB “got a hold of me” online and taught me about the root of salvation (Romans) and the fruit of salvation (James). Funny stuff…… So I chose rather to continue with the search…. because Baptists as I now know are seriously lacking in the truth…… even though they had taught me the doctrines of justification and imputation…… and these doctrines do not have the power to save men’s souls……

I then happened upon a Right Division website one day in my search for the truth, and I knew I had “hit the jackpot” (and no, it wasn’t Atwood’s or Jordan’s or the BBS’s website, it was a website based in Scotland) when at last someone could explain the differences in the Bible without having to reference “make-believe” or have to thumbsuck their way through it all.

At last the truth had a name: Mid-Acts, Pauline Dispensationalism: Right Division, and when I reflected on it, I realised the devil had hid it from me for years under the name of “hyperdispensationalism” 😦

What I’m in effect trying to say here is this: be discerning out there, because the devil has the Bible in his hand too, he is also a very nice person who so happens to be righteous….. you can however discern him by the doctrine which comes out of his mouth, and not by his behaviour as Churchianity tends to do.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

Forgiveness

The world has no, or hardly no forgiveness, even when one has righted certain wrongs, they will shun one, or at the very least have no respect and treat one shoddily thereafter.

Unlike the world though, when members of the body of Christ repent (change their minds) with respect to their wrong, one must be tenderhearted as opposed to the coldheartedness of the world, and forgive them and be fully accepting of them.

Ephesians 4:32
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

Hope

My favourite subject… especially the hope we have in Christ.

Romans 8:23-25
And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?

But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

Unlike Barack Obama’s “Audacity of Hope” this isn’t “pie in the sky” ~ this hope is for real.

Colossians 1:4-6
Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints,

For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;

Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth:

Why Don’t You Pray

Why Don’t You Pray?

What did you pray today? Did you pray at all? … Why not?

If you have trouble praying or are not praying at all, there is one thing for certain: grace doctrine is not working in you.

Grace teaches us to pray (Rom 12:12; Col 4:2; 1 Thess 5:17; etc.).

Paul says the word of God “effectually worketh also in you that believe” (1 Thess 2:13).

You say, “But I do believe God’s grace!” Then, why don’t you pray?

The Function of Prayer

You may have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God, and the gospel of God’s grace, but that information is lying dormant in the storage room of your mind without prayer. If grace is only brought out of your mental storage in doctrinal discussions about salvation, or for justifying your freedom from doing works, then grace is not working in you at all, and you need prayer.

Grace is the only way to be saved, and grace does give us liberty, but grace is more than a “get out of the law free” card. Grace is the power of Christ working in you to change the response and purpose of your heart.

Prayer is the spoken purpose of your heart. When you pray it forces your knowledge of God’s grace to be applied to the purpose of your heart. When your heart meets the amazing grace of God, it is your heart that changes, not God’s grace.

Perhaps you don’t pray because of greed (taking all without thought of the cost), thanklessness (receiving without acknowledging the giver), and selfishness (thinking you don’t need God’s help for anything).

Grace does not produce greedy, thankless, selfish Christians. They were greedy to begin with. Grace changes hearts, and that is where prayer works.

A lack of prayer betrays the lack of change in your heart to be generous, charitable, thankful, and loving toward God and others. A lack of prayer betrays your claim to love God.

Why Don’t You Pray?

How can you receive the love and grace of God toward you while you were yet a sinner, and not thank God in prayer?

How can you be a part of a church ministry with only a mind to be “served”, “receive”, and “ministered unto” instead of praying what you can do for others?

How can you know that God’s grace is what the world needs, and not pray for it? When you pray for it, your eyes may be opened to more opportunities to present the gospel.

If we believe God’s will that all men come to the knowledge of the truth, would we not pray that men grow in it? It makes for better prayers when you have specific truths in mind for specific people. Start with yourself.

If we know that we are being conformed to the image of Christ, should we not pray to comprehend and know Christ (Eph 3:18-19; Phil 3:10)?

If we know that Christ crucified our old man and created for us a new man by grace, then should we not pray in thanksgiving to God every day we put on the new man?

Of course, if you are not putting on the new man, then it makes sense why you don’t pray (Eph 4:18-24).

Whom Do You Need More Than God?

If you do not pray, then when do you thank God? When do you involve God in the purpose of your heart? Whom do you consult when the purpose of your heart exceeds the power you have to make it happen (Eph 3:20)? When do you express your desire for God to work in others as he has worked in you? How do you express your love to God if not in prayer (1 Cor 8:3)?

Who provides to you life, peace, wisdom, and growth, if you do not pray to God?

How does God’s grace affect you if it does not produce prayer? It may not be having any effect at all. Perhaps you have received the grace of God in vain (2 Cor 6:1).

If grace doctrine is ever to have an effect on others, it must first have an effect in you. It will not have an effect in you without prayer.

“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;” – Ephesians 6:18

Why Sound Doctrine Is So Important

In order for men to be saved (which only the right gospel has the power to do), and come unto the knowledge of the word rightly divided.

*1 Timothy 2:4
Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

In order for us to make God’s knowledge manifest in every place.

*2 Corinthians 2:14
Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.

In order for the body of Christ to come in unity of the faith, and knowledge of Jesus according to the revelation of the mystery and reach spiritual maturity.

*Ephesians 4:13
Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

In order to be sanctified in the flesh and do good works.

*Colossians 1:10
That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

1 Timothy 6:3-5
If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

It’s True: Baptism Does Save One’s Soul :-)

It depends on which baptism though…. there are 13 baptisms mentioned in the Bible.

Questioning GotQuestions Pt.9

Controversial, But True: Jesus Wasn’t Talking To You!

As much as you’d like to hold onto the idea and believe the church mentioned in Acts 2 is the body of Christ and that we are a continuation of that church today…… It isn’t, and we aren’t – therefore you are wrong….. so take time to watch/listen to these videos/audios, it will open your eyes, after all, we are to test/prove all things, right?http://ohiogracebible.com/video/jesus-wasnt-talking-to-you/

Irrefutable Truth For Today

“In [Paul’s] writings alone we find the doctrine, position, walk, and destiny of the church.” – Dr. Cyrus I. Scofield

Because nowhere else in scripture is the Body of Christ, the One NEW Man mentioned, other than in Paul’s epistles. Something new, didn’t exist before….

Galatians 2:7-9
But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter;

(For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)

And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.

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Not a Truer Word Has Been Spoken

Contrary to the beliefs of Joel Osteen, Pentecostalism, the name it, claim it and frame it crowd, as well as mainstream Christianity on the whole:

2 Corinthians 12:10
Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

The Difference Between Teachers and Leaders in the Church

A really, really excellent article!

Written by Justin Johnson

One reason there are so few properly functioning grace churches is the lack of good church leaders.

You may say, “we don’t need a pope telling us what to do”, or “there is one mediator between God and man, and it’s not you”, and you would be right.

You can study to show yourself approved unto God without a Ph.D. You can be saved without a priest waving his hands over you. You can teach the Bible to people privately or online without claiming any authority or dominion over them.

There are many teachers of the Bible, and with modern technology you do not need a church to benefit from them.

Even so, there are more false teachers than true ones. How do you know the difference? Who corrects them? Who is in charge? Where is ministry work being done?

Teaching vs. Working

God did not write a book just only to create teachers of the Bible. He wrote a book to create faithful unashamed workmen (2 Tim 2:2; 2 Tim 2:15).

There is a difference between a teacher and a workman.

When workers collaborate to accomplish a task, it requires leadership, order, and direction. This is why God ordained offices of leadership and authority in the local church so that ministry could be performed.

Ministry is more than just knowing things. Ask the Corinthians whose ministry was broken, not for a lack of teachers, but from a lack of order and authority.

“…ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers…” – 1 Cor 4:15

Using Paul’s pattern and epistles we can learn the difference between teachers and leaders in the church, and why we need more church leaders in grace churches.

If you want to know God’s will you need a teacher, if you want to do God’s will, then you need a place and person where leadership is practiced and patterned. A properly functioning church has both.

Differences

A teacher explains.
A leader rules (1 Tim 5:17).

A teacher can easily puff someone up (1 Cor 8:1).
A leader can easily put someone in their place (1 Cor 8:2).

A teacher can teach any doctrine.
A leader must charge others to teach no other doctrine (1 Tim 1:3).

A teacher suggests for your consideration.
A leader charges, commands, and directs.

A teacher builds according to the blueprint.
A leader sets the blueprint (1 Cor 3:10).

Teachers can teach without agreement with others.
Leaders cannot lead without agreement with others.

Teachers can teach anything from the Bible.
Leaders must emphasize that which is important.

A teacher teaches ideas.
A leader governs behavior.

Teachers have students.
Rulers have subjects (1 Tim 3:4).

Teachers have no authority.
Leaders are told to ordain authority (Titus 1:5).

Teachers don’t have to do what they teach.
Leaders must do what they say for others to follow.

A teacher is not responsible for what the student does with his lesson.
A leader must consider what affect his actions has on the group.

An impure teacher can teach a right thing.
An impure leader has lost his ability to lead.

Teachers don’t have to deal with sin.
Leaders must respond and deal with sin in the church.

Teachers help others know God’s will.
Leaders help others do God’s will.

Teachers mark mistakes on paper.
Leaders mark mistakes by avoiding people (Rom 16:17).

Teachers verify the right answer.
Leaders approve workmen.

A teacher will teach anyone no matter what they believe.
A leader can only lead those who are willing to follow.

Teachers strive in debate and argument over long periods of time.
Leaders withdraw from wrong teachers (1 Tim 6:3-5).

A teacher is not concerned with poverty, sickness, and honoring others.
A leader must communicate with these issues in the church.

A teacher speaks at people he teaches.
A leader must listen to people he leads.

A teacher is not required to reprove, rebuke, or exhort.
A leader is required to (2 Tim 4:2).

A teacher labours in doctrine.
A leader labours with people.

Teachers and Leaders

Leaders in the church must know right doctrine and be “apt to teach” (1 Tim 3:2), but their responsibility goes beyond doctrine toward the outworking of God’s will in the church.

Without leaders and keepers of the church there are no boundaries, no protection against error, no nursery for babes to grow, and no discipline for the children. Leaders establish the pillar and ground that teachers teach from.

The Corinthians needed a father, a leader, an authority, to get them in order and working for the Lord in unity and responsibility. Paul gave it to them in two long epistles, and by sending leaders to their church (1 Cor 16:15-16).

We need more good church leaders if grace churches will get any work done.

“Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.” – 1 Timothy 5:17

Brotherhood

There has to be a balance between brotherly love and brotherly discipline in order for the Church to operate properly if there is too much of one and too little of the other, the Church won’t function properly. The two must be balanced and fair.

BROTHERLY LOVE

Romans 12:10
Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;

Romans 14:15
But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.

Romans 14:21
It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.

1 Thessalonians 4:6
That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.

BROTHERLY DISCIPLINE

1 Corinthians 5:11
But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

2 Thessalonians 3:6
Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.

2 Thessalonians 3:15
Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

Naming & Shaming

Contrary to popular belief, and just so you know, this is not a “naming and shaming” blog for all those Mid-Acts Dispensational Right Dividers who are “naughty”.

The Apostle Paul called certain people out and named them according to their error in order to warn others not to fall into the same pit, and since he is our Apostle and pattern, we are to follow him – doing the same because it’s not about men and their reputations or men and their feelings or even their approval, but rather about the TRUTH according to God’s word rightly divided which is important.

Why do people always see this as embarrassing, shameful, unjust, lacking in integrity and honour, or deemed as unloving, when the Apostle they profess to follow did exactly the same?

Is it a sad case of modernism and denominationalism having turned us all into weak kneed, spineless politically correct wimps? In the day, Paul’s letters were also seen as contemptible, even terrifying…. his speech was even considered to be rude, yet everyone who identifies as a MAD professes to follow him and take him at his word…. I find that terribly ironic…..

Modern man cannot take correction, he sees it rather as destruction, as lording it over him, it’s taboo, and the reason why the world is in the state it is. One isn’t even allowed to spank one’s children and discipline them anymore as it’s also perceived to be destruction…..

I, myself have never subscribed to politically correctness because my late father was a World War II veteran who taught me that men are inherently evil as he saw what men were capable of in times of war, and that religion was nothing but a dog and pony show….. men pleasing men for nothing other than earthly gain and to make a name for themselves.

2 Corinthians 13:10
Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction.

2 Corinthians 10:8-12
For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed:

That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters.

For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.

2 Corinthians 11:6-7
But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.

Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely?

Yet Paul spoke in love, in charity….. because charity “Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;” – 1 Corinthians 13:6

Do you rejoice in truth or in men?

Crossroads

When reaching the crossroads of having to choose between God’s truth and inevitably one’s Faith (dispensationally considered, of course) or men’s reputations, feelings, approval or acceptance, which road would you choose?

I have had to make that decision of late, and it has nothing to do with the dispensational teachers I recommend on this blog.

Upholding God’s biblical dispensational truth is more important than fighting for men’s (good) reputations or even considering their feelings, or even wanting their acceptance and approval, especially when the man or men in question are wrong…… because at the end of the day, God’s truth is truly the victim if one acquiesces to men’s error and puts these same men on a pedestal.

2 Corinthians 13:7-8
Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates.

For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.

Threescore Years and Ten

Psalm 90:10
The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

I find it infinitely sad when a person who has almost reached their “threescore years and ten” mark (70), rejects the gospel of the grace of God outright in exchange for performance based New Age religion.

Bitterness against Christianity being the main reason for this rejection, brought on by Roman Catholic nuns who were harsh and failed to answer questions like, “How did Jesus manage to walk on water and feed 5000 with only 5 loaves of bread and 2 fishes?”

Religion causes untold psychological and spiritual damage in tandem with one growing up dirt poor and in this instance, also being ridiculed because of the way one’s mother dressed one when one was a child. It makes one feel one simply isn’t good enough to be accepted by vindictive religious men and women who are perceived to hold the keys to heaven.

Religion creates victims, victims which need to be pulled out the clutches of hell, and only the gospel of Christ has the power to do so.

Honestly speaking, we need to have more compassion for lost people because we too were once lost and on our way to hell, and if it wasn’t for the prayers, patience, perseverance and determination of some, we would still be hellbound sinners, oblivious of Christ’s provision for our sins at Calvary all those years ago (plus nothing), either trying to work ourselves into heaven or not believing there’s a God at all.

Romans 15:9
And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.

War

The devil is never more diabolical than when he appears with the Bible in his hand.”- C.H Mackintosh

“Knowing that the Devil has the Bible, too, should change your perspective when you see or hear someone using it. Be ready to discern.

Do not trust what someone says simply because they have a Bible verse to support a teaching. You may find out that you are following the Devil with a Bible in his hand.” – Justin Johnson

In case one hasn’t noticed, as Believers, we’re in a never-ending battle – a war, not only for the minds of men, but for the propagation of right doctrine, as well as a fight for the faith.

The result of war is suffering, because one will lose friends, family, and in all likelihood, jobs too, be ridiculed, ignored, humiliated, be classified as hateful and judgmental – also as having no grace, and in all probability, be seen as crazy or even pitiful….

The devil even uses fellow Grace believers as pawns in this war, to do his aiding and abetting…. and so as it is with all wars there will be victims, disagreements and as stated, suffering too.

Ephesians 6:11
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:

(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

1 Timothy 1:18
This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;

2 Timothy 2:3-4
Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

1 Timothy 6:12
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

Philippians 3:10
That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

Tenderheartedness In Context

Contrary to popular belief, saved people can lie, steal, be angry, jealous, their communication can be corrupt (wrong doctrine), they can also be confused, be like empty barrels which make a lot of noise and be malicious too, and Paul says to rebuke them and if they don’t repent, avoid them ~

1 Timothy 6:20
O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:

Ephesians 5:11
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

Romans 16:17
Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.

2 Timothy 2:23
But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.

Titus 3:10-11
A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject; Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.

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Nowhere does Paul say we are to be accepting of and to fellowship with liars, thieves, corrupt communicators propagating wrong doctrine, or those who are angry and malicious, who bear grudges against one another in the body of Christ. He says only when these things have all been put away, then be forgiving, kind and tenderhearted (to those who have committed these offences).

If one forgives someone who has not repented (changed their mind) of their wrong, it is pointless as one is then accepting of their error or corruption….. (when Paul specifically says to let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamour, evil speaking, and malice to be put away).

Ephesians 4:25-32
25Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.

26Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

27Neither give place to the devil.

28Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

29Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

30And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

Verses 31 & 32

Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

Ephesians 4:32 must be one of the most abused verses in Christendom, used (singularly) by Pastors and teachers out there to control people.

“Are certain members of the congregation out of hand? Then hit them up with Ephesians 4:32, and in so doing make them squirm into accepting the corruption spoken from the pulpit….. in other words, let them be tenderhearted and kind towards unsound doctrine, and if they don’t acquiesce, then simply mark them as being hateful, proud and unforgiving, and tell everyone they’re troublemakers… or have no grace….”

What people do not realise is, that it is the Truth – sound doctrine – which is the true victim when unrepentant members of the body of Christ are forgiven and fellowshipped with, and not men (as everyone thinks).

Its not about men’s reputations and feelings, it’s about God’s truth.

Middle English Word For The Day

“Whiles” ~ At times, occasionally

2 Corinthians 9:12-13
For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God;

Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men ;

2020

I’ve decided to study Right Division/Dispensationalism on a more “official level”, that is, in the new year (which is not a new year’s resolution), keeping in mind 2020 has 12 months, and the fact that a “few things have to happen first” before I can move on with my life.

On a side note…..

Show me one person who hasn’t fallen for a hoax, been manipulated or brainwashed – we all have to a certain extent. The point is to admit one has and walk away, and not remain in it to one’s own detriment….

The Judgement Seat of Christ

1 Corinthians 3:11-13
For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;

Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.

Whose body? – “his body”:

Ephesians 1:22-23
And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

2 Corinthians 5:10
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

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As saved people we too realise we can continue to serve sin, especially with respect to wrong doctrine, and since God is the ultimate judge and all sin has to be recompensed, (made amends for, as someone suffered the injustice as a result of it when it was believed and propagated, not to mention that it is blasphemy), as well as our failure to rightly divide the word of truth – all this will be judged and the perpetrators will suffer loss. Likewise, being faithful and standing on sound doctrine, rightly dividing the word of truth, as well as our (bodily) sanctification will also be judged and we will be rewarded accordingly.

Romans 6:12
Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.

1 Timothy 5:20
Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.

Adorn The Doctrine of God

I admit I too blocked people on social media mainly because they propagated major errors and were mostly too proud to put their own theological fairy tales to the test basically because they did not really want to learn.

There’s a difference between people who want to learn, who are open books and those who defiantly plod along in a doctrinal never-never land, who hold to theories, pipedreams and prefer to be followers of men.

Titus 2:10
Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.

Fools for Christ’s Sake

Remember the time when some blocked you on social media for being “hateful” and “stupid” simply for preaching Christ crucified along with a strict code of nonperformance for salvation? (Titus 3:5-7, Ephesians 2:8-9)

Well, in a way “they were right” 🙂

Because you are a fool for Christ’s sake… just gotta love the irony in this particular verse:

1 Corinthians 4:10
We are fools for Christ’s sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.

Galatians 4:16
Am I your enemy, because I tell you the truth?

On social media you can go from hero to zero faster than saying “geronimo” when preaching the “hatefulness” of the faith of Christ which encompasses the forgiveness of all men’s sins upon believing the gospel of Christ – all men, including the politically inept and evil ones:

“What?? The likes of Jeremy Corbyn can go to heaven even if he’s a wicked man who has known terrs on his buddy list and also has blood on his hands…. and that simply if he believes the gospel of Christ, yet good guys go to hell if they live exemplary lives and believe Buddha?”. <—- Well there you go – this is seen as plain stupid and hateful in the world’s eyes, after all, “good people go to heaven and bad ones land up in hell” (not to mention the fact that they cannot handle a third world country like South Africa having won the Rugby World Cup hehehehehe) *Block* *Block* *Block* *Block* *Block* *Block* *Block* *Block*

One would think preaching to Atheists would be infinitely easier than preaching to religionists…. but the majority of Europeans have become Atheists due to Roman Catholicism’s inability to rightly divide the word of truth, along with its propensity to “beat” its adherents into submissive performance based minions, especially from an early age.

I have a theory about ex Catholics as I have encountered this particular scenario twice already, which seems to exemplify the level of indoctrination that has taken place:

They will not divorce their spouses, even after many years of living apart….. and if their spouses divorce them, they will try very hard to remarry them…….. The reason being: they believe divorce is a one way ticket to hell, an unpardonable sin, and even though they claim to be Atheists, the roots of Catholicism still run pretty deep, to such a degree that they still quote scripture and claim to be part of the twelve tribes, in fact it was pointed out to me by a Portuguese Roman Catholic turned Atheist that the twelve symbols on the Portuguese flag actually represent the twelve apostles.

After these folk have rejected you outright because of your perceived ignorance, hate and injustice in preaching God’s unmerited favour for all men today, there is nothing left to do but move on.

Acts 13:51
But they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and came unto Iconium.

Thereafter remains only prayer.

“It’s a sad, sad world we live in, Master Jack”.

Contradictions

Was wondering if anyone else noted the contradictions of MidActs-Acts 28 hybrid theology which makes a clear distinction between the Gentiles in Paul epistles, and in so doing categorises Gentiles into two specific groups, and thus goes on to identify its adherents with only one of these groups, namely, the Gentiles in Paul’s prison epistles YET its adherents –

*Believe the gospel which is to be found in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, written to the Gentiles who they identify as Jews, who they themselves do not identify with….

*Furthermore, they also believe 2 Corinthians 5:19, also written to the same Gentiles (as mentioned above), who they identify as being converts to Judaism (“nigh”).

*Believe Romans chapter 5…. Romans who also so happen to be Gentile Jews in their eyes…. but nonetheless, stand firmly on the entire chapter…..

*Etc, etc…

It makes no logical sense whatsoever. Could it be that their Acts 28 theology is already morphing them into full-blown Universalists, after all, there are hints of soul sleep already to be found amongst them…. as well as swaths of men who previously believed as they do, who have already capitulated to the big U….. :-/

Romans 11:15

GALATIANS 3:22
But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

The fact that God reconciled the world unto himself through Christ’s cross work, simply means the entire world, as opposed to only Israel, is NOW in the position to receive direct salvation on an individual basis, as opposed to having to convert to Judaism through the nation of Israel.

In other words, since Christ died for all, there could no longer be any compartmentalisation, nor any favourites (like Israel) with respect to salvation.

2 CORINTHIANS 5:14-15
For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:

And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.

2 CORINTHIANS 5:18-19
And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

Gentiles were previously known as dogs who only got to eat the crumbs which fell from the table of their Jewish masters.

MATTHEW 15:27
And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.

MARK 7:28
And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children’s crumbs.

God restored friendly relations in order to make it possible for not only Jews, but Gentiles to take him up on his offer or provision of salvation, which also resulted in the cessation of him currently judging the world for its sins.

ROMANS 3:22
Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

The fact that he isn’t imputing the world’s sins unto them means, he’s currently not counting or holding these against or reckoning them to any individual person FOR NOW, simply because he provided the means of forgiveness or solution to the sin problem, BUT there will come a time when he will reckon all one’s sins to one’s account if one chooses to remain in unbelief, that’s when things will change…… at the end of this dispensation….

2 THESSALONIANS 2:9-12
Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

It Fits

The below mentioned verses fit the preachers, pastors and teachers of mainstream Christianity like a glove, and probably also traitors who have defected from the Faith of Christ and in so doing, have turned their backs on Right Division, who also then preach another gospel….

Mainstream Christianity is covetous – it wants all the best material possessions and all the money the world has to offer, it boasts in its own (good) works, blasphemes God by twisting and blending scripture, and purports to “come in the name of God/Jesus”, but doesn’t do his will, and to be sure, it has a form of godliness – possesses all the religious paraphernalia, participates in religious rituals and traditions, and preaches performance based gospels, and in so doing denies the power of true godliness…

Then we come to some of its victims – “silly women” – who are more than likely the type who organise tea parties and ladies’ breakfasts and speak about inconsequential matters such as “the sins of the fathers being revisited on the children”, “soul ties” and how someone hurt their feelings. The same applies to those Right Dividers who unknowingly find themselves at the mercy of corrupt teachers: ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the TRUTH.

If members of the body of Christ don’t think perilous times will come upon them via mainstream Christianity and their own kind who embrace ecumenism, they will be caught unawares. The battle is spiritual which so happens to be doctrinal, and as we know, mainstream Christianity, ecumenists and traitors belittle (sound) doctrine, especially when it isn’t all inclusive.

2 Timothy 3:1-9
This know also, that men the last days perilous times shall come.

For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.

Evil Communications Corrupt Good Manners

Evil communicators – those who speak wrong doctrine, and in turn, wrong doctrine corrupts one’s behaviour.

1 Corinthians 15:33-34
Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

Evil communications summed up:

*Ephesians 4:14
That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

*Ephesians 4:17-23
This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:

Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. But ye have not so learned Christ;

If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:

That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

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Good manners summer up:

*2 Timothy 3:10
But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,

*Ephesians 5:16-17
Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

1 Corinthians 3:18
Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

Without Christ We Are All Worthy Of Hell

This is as “good” as it gets when one is clothed in one’s own righteousness and dies in one’s sins, having rejected the Son:

Romans 1:20-32
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

Revelation 20:14

And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Here’s Something To Truly Get Excited About: God Died For His Enemies

If you are a lost person or soul because you do not believe the gospel of grace, you are God’s enemy, but the good news is that He also died for you, as opposed to only dying for his friends (Israel) (who in times past had to keep His commandments to be considered His friend).

“BUT NOW”

Romans 5:6-11

For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

TIMES PAST:

John 15:13-14

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. YE are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Acts 17:30-31

And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:

Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

Colossians 1:21-22

And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:

In conclusion, in the dispensation of God’s grace (“but now”) there is neither Jew nor Gentile (only Jews in the flesh):

Romans 11:32

“For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.”

Galatians 3:21-22

“Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.

But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.”

1 Corinthians 15:1-4

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”

Beautiful Couple….

1 Thessalonians 5:17
“Pray without ceasing.”

Love them, they do a lot of good, are really great people: South Africa’s Rugby Captain, Siya Kolisi and his wife, Rachel, but….

….they are unfortunately members of a Bible blending denomination……

*Added to prayer list for salvation*

People can reject the gospel of Christ, but prayer “softens them” over time, so plant the seed….. let someone else water it…… and God will give the increase, by putting them in the right place at the right time with the right people, especially if you don’t have direct contact with them. Praying for peoples’ salvation is God’s will.

1 Corinthians 3:6
“I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

Does the term “Mid-Acts Dispensationalist” Have a Stigma Attached To It?

I have a few minutes to spare…..

Was wondering about certain peoples’ method of Bible study…….

It is said:

“The words “mid-acts dispensationalist” isn’t to be found anywhere in Paul’s epistles”.

If people, especially denominationalists, have no words to describe their belief system, how else would we identify them individually and apart from one another, AND more importantly, how would we identify our own beliefs, especially since not all members of the body of Christ rightly divide? One can be saved and not know right division….

I was also wondering how hateful I must appear talking about hell, heresies and unsound doctrine to those who are totally clueless about how the devil has twisted Christianity due to its failure to rightly divide the word of truth, thereby creating hundreds of denominations who all have it WRONG, and that being a good, charitable guy or gal who professes to follow Jesus, will only serve in getting one a one way ticket to hell and not much else…… How hateful that must seem in the world’s eyes…..

What is worse than landing up in hell after having knowingly rejected Christ?….. Landing up in hell as a Right Divider who believed another gospel for one’s salvation, or landing up in hell after having attended church religiously, studied one’s Bible and done everything one’s Pastor told one to do in order for one to go to heaven…..

Which brings me to this undeniable truth: Love is actually telling people the truth, regardless of how hateful it is deemed to be…. whereas hate speech on the other hand is telling them they’re “okay” when they’re in fact on the way to hell.

Telling people about God’s free gift of salvation is the greatest gift one can give someone today.

2 Corinthians 6:2
“(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)”

Hell

What I find so incredible is, just the mere mention of hell gets people going, in more ways than one can imagine.

Most don’t want to think about it, less talk about it, yet it’s the place where most are going to sadly be spending eternity because of pride which keeps them in unbelief.

What could be easier and simpler than admitting one is a sinner in need of a Saviour and believing the Lord Jesus Christ is that Saviour who died for one’s sins, was buried and rose again on the third day, plus nothing, in order to avoid punishment and thus prevent oneself from spending an eternity regretting one’s decision in complete and utter hell.

Churchianity has people tied up in rituals, works and traditions, along with all the other many religions out there, trying to perform themselves into heaven, totally and utterly indoctrinated.

Dare tell anyone they’re no good rotten sinners and one is unceremoniously relegated to the “ash heap” of Gehenna, so to speak. Try challenging their thoughts, ideas and everything else they believe and stand for, and you’re placed in the “persona non-grata” bin. “Oh you’re being nasty”, “You’re insulting/attacking me/us/them/everyone again”. Blahblahblah.

If one cannot challenge people to think, and in so doing, (try and) get them out of their comfort zones, one might as well call it quits and herald in the Zombie Apocalypse, where most already live – in their minds –

Why do most people see being challenged as a bad thing?

Why do they hate being questioned and having their denominational and religious sacred cows and pet doctrines turned upside down? Why is it that some think they are special because of their earthly accomplishments?

In their mind’s eye, the Pope, as well as most people in important positions are under the impression God has a set of rules set aside specially for the upper echelons of society….. so their philosophy dictates that they do not land up in hell with all the other riff-raff and lowly scum of the earth, and they think they also get to take their caste system along with them to “Paradise”. Neither the Pope nor any preacher out there has automatic entrance into paradise….. the ego of some so happens to be a midge with a gargantuan attitude, small but feisty – and totally wrong.

And since when is calling people out on their doctrinal errors seen as personal attacks? Answer: Since religion turned just about everyone into self-righteous, performance based minions, that’s when…. “you are wrong, BUT I don’t have the “gonads” to tell you, so let’s all be happy….. in Paradise…. one or two saccharine sprinkles, ma’am? Besides, there’s my reputation to consider – what will PEOPLE think of me?” :-/

That’s how it is out there in never-never land, UNFORTUNATELY….. Churchianity is just so utterly wrong.

According to the world, only when one is six foot under or in an urn, then only is one considered a good person, like a potato – when one is in the ground, then all one’s goodness automatically “sprouts out” for all to see. Laughable….. The world sees one as good only when one is in the grave, as opposed to being good when one is in Christ.

The majority of course who are unrepentant will remember clearly the day they rejected Christ’s finished work on the Cross for their salvation, along with the lie that he didn’t resurrect from the dead and thus land up wishing for eternity they could have that particular day back in order to change their minds…. that’s the tragic part of it all…. that and being separated from God…. and by all intents and purposes, it doesn’t have to be that way…..

Time to get with the program, your salvation lies on the pages of Paul’s 13 epistles, particularly 1 Corinthians 15:1-4….. and it is free.

Isaiah 5:13-15
“Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.

Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.

And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:”

Pride

Pride is the key to any Pastor’s demise concerning unsound doctrine, in a nutshell, I am referring to those who refuse correction – which so happens to be the majority of RD pastors today. :-/

Terence McClean & Justin Johnson on the other hand are both open to correction… as Dean Hewitt once said, “Terry has been wrong, but when shown his error, he has repented (changed his mind)”

The majority conveniently turn this controversy into a “man” or “teacher” problem, which boils down to the personality of the person questioning the error…. but in reality it’s a doctrinal issue – a major one at that, yet the Cult of Personality, (together with the “fruit inspectorate” along with the “department of behavioural sciences” in tandem with Jung’s internet “psycho-analysts”) succeeds in taking the attention off the doctrinal issue at hand and turns it into an issue concerning the man’s personality.

I find it rather sickening that most cannot stand their ground, but rather run away when it comes to this issue. They either don’t want to discuss it, or they’re “sick and tired” of it. In other words, “who cares about our Lord and Saviour’s deity being dragged through the mud, right?” The same Lord and Saviour you are going to bow down to one day – God help you.

The Grace Movement consists mostly of a bunch of weak kneed, spineless, doctrinal wimps who are nothing but men pleasers and ignorant sponges who absorb doctrinal trite and parrot their leaders doctrinal error all too willingly.

Newitt’s little “band of exclusive followers” for one are truly sickening in what they consider to be truth – they’re like lemmings ~ parrots “Polly wants a cracker”, “Polly wants a cracker”. Absolutely zero thought goes into their “sacred cow doctrines” because their discernment is nonexistent. They “run with the stuff” and “get off on it”, because of a huge ego trip, instead of wanting to know the actual truth.

Of course, it goes without saying, the ability to reason with parrots who proof-text and twist scripture is absolutely zero, as it’s almost like dealing with Zombies in the Apocalypse when conversing with them, all one hears is a skewed rendition of 2 Corinthians 5:19, like all cults, they mouth off “half and single verses of scripture” repeatedly, which seems to shut their equally ignorant detractors up – I tell ya, if it weren’t so tragic it would be hilarious…… “One verse wonders” in the swamp of kenosis, Unconditional Election and Acts 28 theology….. :-/

I do find it incredibly tragic how people can be led along with the likes of Newitt with his Baptist Cemetery degree, who couldn’t discern himself (doctrinally) out of a brown paper bag even if he tried.. inklings of a Cult Leader in the making??? Frightening stuff.

1 Corinthians 11:19
“For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.”

Proverbs 14:3
“In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.”