The Apostle Paul’s claims and his ministry

1 Corinthians 1:17 – For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.

  1. He wasn’t sent to baptize (with water) as most churches do today.
  2. He was sent to preach the gospel, yet most today are ignorant as to what the gospel is which saves men’s souls.

Followers of the Apostle Paul?   No.

1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

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.

  1. He renounced the hidden things of dishonesty.
  2. Didn’t walk in craftiness
  3. Didn’t handle the word of God deceitfully.

Proof that he was an Apostle sent of God:

2 Corinthians 12:12 – Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.

1 Corinthians 2:1-3 – And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.Not with excellency of speech or of wisdom.

Yet modern-day preachers come with excellency of speech and worldly, man-made wisdom and want to know everything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

1 Corinthians 2:13 – Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

2 Corinthians 7:2 – Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.

Wronged no man, corrupted no man and defrauded no man – just told them the truth and nothing but the truth.  A claim institutionalized, denominational christianity cannot make as they defraud, corrupt and wrong men every day.

2 Corinthians 10:10 – For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.

Compare this to most Pastors/Preachers of today whose bodily presence is awe-inspiring and bold, dressed to the nines in expensive suits, being clean shaven, “dressed for success” and whose speech is anything but contemptible – they stroke peoples’ “tail feathers” instead, by telling sinners they are worthy and that salvation comes with a change in lifestyle.

2 Corinthians 12: 7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.

Today’s preachers claim to seek the Lord on such things and claim healing of same, yet the Apostle Paul sought God 3 times on this matter and the answer was a resounding NO (and with good reason).

2 Corinthians 10:1 10 Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you:

But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.

Unlike Dale Carnegie or modern-day preachers who claim rudeness of speech to be unloving, Paul told the Corinthians what they needed to hear in no uncertain terms.

1 Paul called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,

2 Corinthians 7:Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.

A lesson we can all learn: to be exceeding joyful in all our tribulation because:

Romans 5: And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;

And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

 

 

 

 

 

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A LETTER (DISPENSATIONALLY DISCERNED) TO THOSE WHO ARE ALIVE DURING THE TIME OF JACOB’S TROUBLE (THE TRIBULATION)

I’m not sure if most people will ever be able to discern the times they are living in (in times to come) because for one, peoples’ love will grow cold, and secondly, they will continue living their lives as if the world (as they know it) will continue unabated forever, marrying, being given in marriage, having children, going about their everyday lives as per the norm…

I can only IMAGINE how things will be during the tribulation, and from my PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE I would say that at the first sign of trouble, e.g., earthquakes, tsunamis, solar eclipses, immense hatred and famine, people will be terrified and fill apostate churches as they do today as most will be totally clueless as to what is happening and why, so most will follow the person who claims to be the Messiah, and who performs miracles along with his spokesperson and representative, namely the False Prophet.

Given, the world as we currently know it is a Godless, evil world where most are biblically illiterate, Christ denying and foolish Atheists and religionists, so one can only imagine how this mindset would multiply, grow and take hold during the time of Jacob’s Trouble.

Today, most want an “experience” or a feeling, they rely on their emotions, they want to feel good which is in direct contrast to heeding the doctrine given to the Apostle Paul pertaining to this current dispensation.  So one can only think what will be taught or instilled into their children and their children’s children and ensuing generations (which will one day live through the time of Jacob’s Trouble).   Not to mention the current degree of anti-semitism in the world which will only worsen in times to come.

What most people fail to realise during this current dispensation is that one has to cut oneself off from fellow believers who propagate rank heresy.  Why?  In order for sound doctrine to survive and so do God’s will to make men see, and one cannot make all men SEE with apostate doctrine.In reality it is those who propagate heresy who are the ones who in reality cause the division.   The same can be said for the ensuing dispensation (time of Jacob’s Trouble), only then will it have dire consequences, which is the fact that one can and will lose one’s salvation if one preaches, follows or believes falsities or heresies.

A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.  Yet many today see this as dividing the body of Christ and/or not exercising or practising Christian love, but what love is there to be had if there is no sound doctrine which reflects love for one’s fellow man by conveying unadulterated truth and getting people saved and edifying them?  The same can be said for every dispensation.  When Israel took on the ways of the heathen and backslid she took on the status of a whore. It is therefore apostate Israel who is the whore in question during the tribulation period.  Not every Jew during the tribulation will be a Messianic Jew (believer), in fact they will turn against one another with a large portion following the Antichrist.  Read the book of Matthew.

During the tribulation period Israel is born-again.  After having divorced her, God remarries her, hence she is aptly called the Bride of Christ.  (Jeremiah 3:8, Isaiah 54:5).

The Apostle Paul tells us that evil men will wax worse and worse  (2 Timothy 3:13), and that men will deceive others and themselves be deceived.  Since this is written to Timothy who was a leader (a Pastor), it means MOST spiritual leaders today are seducers, so if it is like this today, one can only imagine the seducers who will be present during the tribulation, and they are referred to as false Christs (Matthew 24:24).

Although there aren’t any signs, wonders and miracles taking place during this current dispensation, circumstances and events dictate that we are on a downward spiral and preparation is taking place for the time of Jacob’s Trouble.  One only has to look at the current state of the world to confirm this in relation to how drastically the world is changed in just the last 20 – 30 years.  It is almost as if evil is increasing faster these days, which makes me PERSONALLY believe that the Time of Jacob’s Trouble isn’t too far in the distant future.

Unfortunately, in every dispensation men tend to follow or believe every way BUT God’s  way.  It happened in Adam & Eve’s time, it happened in Noah’s time, it happened to Israel, and it is currently happening in this current dispensation.  God gave doctrine to the Apostle Paul for Gentiles (who were never under a Covenant) and to Jews (who rejected the Covenant God made with them) and He made salvation easy for both, yet there is a problem with salvation as most believe they HAVE TO accomplish something in the works department in order to be acceptable to God.

The Holy Ghost Himself will dictate that men’s (biblical) knowledge will increase in times to come, which I see as righteous men who will understand what is taking place and why, and who themselves will follow God’s way, realising that the Kingdom Gospel will be preached throughout the world before the end of the world (as they know it) comes, and that men will either have to bless the true Israel (Messianic Jews) and assist them during these troubled times (Genesis 12:3) as many Gentiles aided/assisted the Jews in times past (Joshua 2), or on the other hand will have to believe that Christ is the Son of God and justify their faith in Him in accordance to works of the law, i.e. prostelyzing.

The doctrine for the time of Jacob’s Trouble is to be found between Hebrews and Revelation, as well as in unfulfilled prophecy of the Old Covenant.

The book of Hebrews opens up with a reminder to the Jews concerning who Jesus is and what He accomplished on Calvary’s cross:  the perfect sacrifice without spot or blemish who they will place their sin on in times to come, their Messiah.  (Hebrews 1-2).

There is also the realisation that most in the world today want a leader who “can make the world a better place, a world where all can live in peace and harmony” a leader who will herald in a New World Order, a golden age which is preparation for a world leader in times to come, the Antichrist.  Men’s minds are already being influenced in order to propagate the same line of thinking to ensuing generations, more so now than ever.

Some state that since the god of this world takes scripture and twists it, he will take Pauline scripture (Paul’s 13 epistles) and influence Man during the tribulation into the “realisation” that Pauline scripture (faith without works) will be applicable during that time (doctrine for the wrong dispensation), just as he is currently blinding men to Pauline scripture and they are believing tribulation doctrine and Old Covenant doctrine for their salvation today.

There could and probably will be a number of current day Gentile churches who will take faith without works doctrine into the tribulation, but the tribulation won’t be about Gentile Christian Churches (so-called), it will be about Israel, and Gentile churches, especially the Roman Catholic church for one will be classed as unbelievers because the times of the Gentiles will be over when the tribulation begins.

Many make the mistake of putting a Gentile apostate church at the forefront of the tribulation as the “whore”, but in reality Gentile (apostate) churches will have nothing to do with Hebrew doctrine and events at this time.  They were never classed in God’s eyes as being right to begin with, so they never went of the spiritual tracks (so to speak), therefore can never be classified as the “whore” Hebrew doctrine mentions.  There WAS never a time God approved of Roman Catholicism, and God never mentions an apostate Gentile church during the dispensation of grace in the Old Covenant nor the New Covenant, and modern day churches aren’t referred to as “she”, i.e., a woman.  The body of Christ (those who are saved) are referred to as the One New MAN – masculine.

The reason for the tribulation is for God to bring Israel back into the fold, for her to once again be the light unto the world through which Gentile (heathen) nations can and will prostelyze in order to be saved, where salvation is no longer directly given to the Gentiles as it is during this current dispensation.   Doctrine in accordance to the revelation of mystery is that God gave individual salvation DIRECTLY to the Gentiles (Acts 28).  During the tribulation this will no longer be the case.

The time of Jacob’s Trouble is when God will fulfill all His covenant promises to Israel, and those Gentiles who believe and bless the Messianic Jews will be saved to live through the Millennium and partake of the blessings.

The best information or advice one can offer those Gentiles living during the tribulation period is to either bless Israel (Messianic Jews) or to prostelyze to Israel’s new covenant doctrine and believe her Kingdom Gospel.  Concerning the Jews during that time, there will be the two witnesses (prophets) whom God will raise up at that time, not to mention the 144 000 who will preach to the Jews at that time.  Matthew talks about Jews of the same household and family turning against one another, the Old Covenant speaks about hunger and famine so great that Jews will turn to cannibalism.  It’s called being refined in the fire as gold – if they give into the needs of their flesh they will be condemned because their works will not justify their faith.

BUT

More importantly during this time we need to be more concerned with preaching Paul’s Grace Gospel to the lost  than be concerned with the salvation of people during a future time when we will no longer exist on this earth and salvation during a future dispensation isn’t our responsibility at all.

We as believers are living during this current time where we can make all men see……. let us not forget that because one day soon we will be judged according to this (a good work) as opposed to being saved and not caring how many OTHERS land up in hell for eternity.

We live in a very selfish world where ME, MYSELF and I hold sway.  It’s about MY happiness, it’s about how good I am…… it’s about what I can do, it’s about how I am drawing closer to God and how I can see exclusive doctrine and others can’t, and how bad everyone else’s behaviour is in comparison to MINE.  I’ve made it, you haven’t.  I’m perfect, in fact, I’m the only perfect person on this planet along with those who think and behave like do.  Their belief system boils down to performance and the renewing of the rotten flesh as opposed to the crucifying of the flesh which amounts to the innerman exercising self-control.

That’s the line of thinking of most:  politically correct, too saccharine to be sincere and putting the emphasis on the outerman to prove the spiritual condition of the innerman – this is what is known as love in the world, hence the difficulty in getting most people saved (by the preaching of the Gospel, which isn’t based on one’s performance).

We live in a world of “go-getters” who DO things in order to climb the corporate ladder, to become rich, to become better people………… so why wouldn’t gaining salvation be any different to them?  “Your words make you who you are”, “Words have power”.  Yes, words do have power in that they can either put you down or build you up, but on the other hand, people cannot insult you without your permission, so in fact it boils down to whether you believe what people tell you, so giving power to their words.

 

QUESTION

If Roman Catholicism is the whore or harlot that rides the beast (Revelation 17), does that mean the rest of Christianity so-called is above board and correct – that “she” isn’t a harlot/whore?

The book of Revelation is Hebrew – Jewish in nature.  Gentiles feature in that they are saved by believing Israel’s Kingdom Gospel or blessing the true Israel.  The Kings of the East are her age old enemies.

God won’t be interested in the Vatican or Rome – He’s attention will be on the Jews and those who bless the true Israel in the end times (the tribulation).

God gives the Pope and all Roman Catholics a chance in this current dispensation to be saved, if they reject it, He will give them a stronger delusion, along with all those who reject His will, purpose and plan in this current dispensation.

2 Thessalonians 2

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

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

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

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The lie they believe is the Antichrist and his false prophet who perform miracles, signs and wonders, and the Antichrist who brings down fire from heaven – Revelation  13:13 – they will believe.  After all, people need to see something to believe because they are biblically illiterate, so anyone who performs something supernatural is believed – one can see it clearly today’s world.

Ask almost any denominsationalist-pentecostal-charismatic and they will tell you they are waiting for Elijah to re-appear because they take Malachi 4:5 to be written to them and apply it to TODAY in this current dispensation of God’s grace :

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord:   (Malachi 4:5)

2 Kings 1:10

And Elijah answered and said to the captain of fifty, If I be a man of God, then let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. And there came down fire from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.

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Who in their right minds knowing what 2 Thessalonians 2:11 says will want to reject God’s salvation during this current dispensation?

 

 

 

What is Israel’s good news (in times to come) in comparison to our good news in this current dispensation?

Nowhere does it state in the Authorised King James Bible that if Israel (in times to come, under the New Testament Dispensation), if she believes how that Christ died for their sins, was buried and rose again in addition to doing/practising good works/keeping the law/commandments she WILL BE SAVED.  In other words, Israel doesn’t have to believe that Christ died for their sins, was buried and rose again on the third day for her SALVATION.

Nowhere.  If you believe it is so, please supply the Chapter and verse.  Believers in times to come will confirm that their Messiah died on the cross and rose again on the 3rd day, but it is not what they need to believe for their SALVATION.

Much the same can be said concerning mainline denominationalism today, they believe that Christ died for their sins, was buried and rose again on the third day – and their celebration of Easter confirms this, BUT they don’t solely believe it in order to be saved, instead they also believe Israel’s doctrine and believe in Christ, believe on His name, they even profess to be “born-again”, do good works, change their lifestyles, etc, etc.  Yes,  mainline denominationalists believe in Christ – but they aren’t saved because they don’t believe the God-given doctrine/good news for their salvation that is in effect during this current dispensation

What New Testatment doctrine/Hebrew doctrine however does state for salvation in times to come is as follows :

1 John 5:1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.

In times to come, a person will have to believe that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, This is in line with 1 John 4:3  where it states that if one does not believe that Jesus is the Son of God, one is antichrist.

1 John 4:3 – And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that [spirit] of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

1 John 5:2 goes onto to state that believing that Christ is born of God is what will make people children of God, because when one states this and believes it, one loves God, in addition to keeping His commandments – look it up for yourself.

In 2 John chapter 1 it states that Israel will have to abide in the doctrine of Christ, and if they do not, they simply will not have God.   Christ is the way to God, without Him they cannot be saved.

It is clear that in Matthew, Mark, Luke & John that the majority of Israel did not believe that Jesus was the Christ, the son of God.   Hence the reason why the Apostle Paul had to first convince the Jews that Jesus was the son of God before he could preach the gospel of grace to them in order for them to be saved.

John 1:12 says as many RECEIVED HIM, to them He gave power to BECOME THE SONS OF GOD, even to them that believe ON HIS NAME.

John 3:15 – ……. that whosoever BELIEVETH IN HIM should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Believeth in him.

Today, if we believeth in Him are we saved?  No.   Our good news is solely dependent in belief in His death (for our sins), burial and resurrection which justifies us in the eyes of God.  His finished work on Calvary’s cross.

Israel’s Kingdom doctrine is different.

James 2:24 clearly states that a man is justified not only by faith alone, but by works too.  Verse 25 corroborates this by giving Rahab as an example.  Compare this to Romans 4 which is our doctrine for today.  Justified by faith alone in Christ’s finished work on the cross alone.

Revelation 14:12 confirms that the faith of Christ (during the Millennium dispensation, of which the tribulation is a part of) + keeping God’s commands is what will save a person in the Millennium dispensation when the New Testament will come into effect.

Jesus said in John 3:3 that one needs to be born again to see the Kingdom of God, and He was speaking to the nation of Israel.   Since Israel was rendered lo-ammi when she rejected and crucified her Messiah (lo-ammi : not God’s people), she as a nation needs to be born again – born of God by believing that Jesus is the son of God, the one sent by God to be her Messiah (King).

I used to be amongst the ignorant who believed that the Kingdom Gospel was belief in Christ’s death for sins, His burial and resurrection plus good works/keeping the law/God’s commands

The sheep/goats judgment at the end of the Tribulation is proof that unsaved people (nations) will enter the Millennial Kingdom.  Not everyone who enters the Millennium dispensation (alive, in the flesh) will be saved, the same applies to those born into the Millennium dispensation, hence the reason why Israel will be the light world once again – bring salvation to the Gentile nations – which was God’s initial goal and purpose for the nation of Israel.  The sheep nations are those that blessed Israel (the true Israel) during the tribulation.

The New Testament speaks of taking one’s sins to Christ and placing them on Him, the perfect sacrifice, confessing one’s sins to one another (1 John 1:9 & James 5:16), thus enduring to the end in order to be saved, that is, not giving up on one’s faith, unlike this current dispensation where we are already purified by belief in Christ’s death for our sins, His burial and resurrection and the only thing we need to endure is sound doctrine.  (2 Timothy 4:3).

In this current dispensation we are saved the moment we have faith in Christ’s finished work on the cross, whereas in times to come, Israel will be saved if she endures to the end as she has to be refined like gold in the fire (tribulation) and be born-AGAIN.   Again. It means she was initially born of God, chosen as His peculiar people, but she was set-aside along with her prophetic programme due to her unbelief/apostasy and thus needs to be : born again.

1 John 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.

3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

(Author’s note : Those who profess to be born-again today have great difficulty in overcoming the world – one needs to ask oneself why).

5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.

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1 John 5:10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.

11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

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So anyone who states that Israel’s Kingdom Gospel for their salvation incorporates believing how that Christ died for one’s sins, was buried and rose again on the third day is simply ignorant.

Israel’s Kingdom Gospel – good news –

It’s believing on the name of the Son of God.

It’s blessing the true Israel during the tribulation (as Rahab had done in times past).

It’s being justified not only by one’s faith, but also by one’s works.

It’s being born again.

It’s confessing one’s sins.

It’s confessing with one’s mouth that Jesus is the son of God, that He is Lord.

That’s quite different from what we have to believe to today in order to be saved, wouldn’t you agree?

Don’t always believe what you are told – not even me.  Check it out for yourself.

What confuses people today, especially those who call themselves Right Dividers is how that mainline denominationalism believes in Christ’s death for their sins, His burial and resurrection on the 3rd day, yet they (denominationalists) aren’t saved – why? Simply because they don’t believe it solely for their salvation – instead they believe it + they believe on the name of the son of God (Hebrew doctrine) for their salvation, and they also believe that if they love God/Christ – they are saved, nto to mention repenting (of their sins) and being water baptised – which is not the good news for this current dispensation.

Like some ignorant Right Dividers deny the Gospel of 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, which is unique to this current dispensation, because they wrongly believe it’s also part of the Kingdom Gospel,  which of course it isn’t.   They make God the author of confusion because of their blatant ignorance.  Christ is Israel’s perfect sacrifice, He replaced lambs, bulls and goats – one only has to read the book of Hebrews to realise this.   Christ died for ALL men – but not ALL men have the same good news to believe in order to be saved. God will pick up with Israel at a future time, where He left off with them in the past – He will fulfill the promises He made to them, thus He could not give their doctrine or promises to Gentiles who weren’t part of Israel’s promises or covenants as that would mean He would be breaking His promises, hence the reason He gave us a whole new set of doctrine, as well as a new/different gospel in this current dispensation.  Once God starts bringing Israel back into the fold (during the tribulation) a dispensational change will take place.  *Welcome to the tribulation*.

Furthermore, I haven’t discussed the good works that need to be practised as a part of Israel’s Kingdom Gospel.  One only needs to read the epistles of Peter to confirm these which need to be practised as per James 2:25.

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Tribulation

Many don’t realise it, but full-scale tribulation was upon Israel after Jesus ascended to heaven with the following words :

Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. 

And it’s corroborated by Peter when he says in Acts 2:

ACTS 2:16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; 

It is further emphasized by the persecution and martyring of not only Stephen, but other members of The Way as well, with the result of most of them fleeing abroad :

Acts 8:1 And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles. 

But this didn’t stop them from preaching the Word:

Acts 8:4 Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.

James 1:1  James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.

Hence the reason why Israel’s tribulation doctrine is already in place, namely Hebrews to Revelation.

1 Peter 1:Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: 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 John 1:Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

A dispensational change however takes place in Acts 9 when the ascended Christ intercepts Saul on his way to Damascus.

If this dispensational change didn’t occur then, the world would be a remarkably different place today, Israel would currently be the light of the world and Christ Himself would be ruling and reigning and we’d all be living in the Millennium Kingdom.

And to think that most of mainline, institutionalised Christianity bases her doctrine on Israel’s tribulation doctrine where it specifically states that when people gave up their possessions, houses and land, the money that was received from the sale of such was distributed amongst the needy, unlike today where false teachers grow exceedingly rich from doing the same.  If Israel’s Kingdom Gospel were in effect today, there would be thousands of Ananiases and Sapphiras dying on the spot, without a doubt.

The only reason why people were selling their possessions, land and houses after they learnt the truth, was because they knew they were in the tribulation period, especially the twelve who were instructed to preach the gospel not only in Jerusalem, Judaea and Samaria, but to the uttermost parts of the earth.

Since Israel has already experienced part of her prophesied tribulation, how many years do you think she’ll have left to endure to the end in times to come?

It is also clear in Acts 2 that the Jews were told of the crime they had committed :  that they crucified and slew the Son of God who now sits at the right hand side of God, and they were pricked in their hearts – they felt guilt and remorse and ask what could be done to correct the wrong they had done and Peter tells them to repent and be baptised, which they obeyed.  But modern day Christianity takes this to be the gospel and in effect make themselves guilty of the crucifying and slaying of Christ, then they go on to put themselves into the tribulation (without realising it).

They read how God will rescue people out of tribulation if they are faithful and live righteous lives, but they read it in the context that the bad times in their lives is the tribulation and that God rescues them out of these circumstances and  then goes on to bless them financially and materialistically.  Makes one wonder what they make of the Millennial Kingdom under these circumstances?  Nirvana?

Mainline, denominational, institutionalized Christianity is just one crazy mixed up farce – totally devoid of the truth.  How anyone can sit in the pews Sunday after Sunday is beyond me.  They’d do much better obtaining an Authorized King James Bible and reading it for themselves – beginning with the book of Romans and then comparing it to the book of James, and taking note of the differences.

The next best thing to do would be to ask WHY the differences?  Why 13 Apostles and not 12?  Why is the body of Christ only mentioned in the Apostle Paul’s epistles?  What was the mystery the ascended Christ revealed to the Apostle Paul?  Why does Paul state we’re no longer under the law?  What does 2 Timothy 2:15 mean?   What is the gospel thats saves men’s souls today?

These are things you need to ask yourself and find (biblical) answers to instead of hanging around a church where their only interest is to line their own pockets and fill their own stomachs – and that at your expense.

It’s all about your money, honey – they aren’t particularly interested in you, and the way to prove it is when you fall on hard times, they aren’t particularly too keen on helping you.  You are then requested to “have faith”, and when that doesn’t work, they turn their backs on you because of your “lack of faith”.  Those preachers will go to bed at night with a full stomach, have a safe, warm place to stay, a family and financial security and their consciences won’t bleed one iota thinking about you in need – fact.

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PREPARATION FOR THE TRIBULATION

Although it has to be emphasized that we’re currently living the the dispensation of God’s unmerited favour, it must be kept in mind that this dispensation is also a time when things in general are being prepared for the tribulation period.

If one thinks about it, nothing can exist in a vacuum, so things have to gravitate to a certain point for the tribulation (when it’s time has come) to take full effect, like the love of men growing cold, men waxing worse and becoming more evil, the total decline of morality, the age old enemy of the Jews becoming more powerful (Ishmael’s progeny), man’s self-hatred becoming more and more apparent (abortion, euthanasia of the old and sick and putting the creation before or ahead of Man).

The Apostle Paul tells us things will get worse – they had already started to decline towards the end of his ministry.

The mystery of iniquity is in full force today.  One only has to look at the Institutionalized Christian Church to see that this is true.  There are millions of people out there who profess godliness, but deny the power thereof, people who think that by good, doing good works and not judging others, stand a good chance of entering heaven, but the truth is, they deny the saving power of the Apostle Paul’s gospel because they add their own “godliness” to it, which to them means that his gospel alone hasn’t got the power to save their souls.

Even among Right Dividers themselves things aren’t exactly kosher, if you think the devil isn’t standing behind most grace pulpits, you’re sadly mistaken.  The devil along with man’s weakness and disrespect for sound doctrine always puts them back under church traditions, religious rites, not to mention playing church.  When that building and the various events, become more important than the people who frequent it and Jesus is seen as some distant third force whose name is simply bandied about because everyone’s automatically doing the Polly thang – that’s when things go belly up (spiritually).  Things might look good from a fleshly point of view, but not from a spiritual point of view.

Most people discern things from their fleshly stand point.  They will look at the materialistic things, like the cars, the clothes, the make-up, the hair-do, one’s health, jewelry, shoes and overall appearance and this is how they discern peoples’ spiritual status or condition, and their mantra more often than not is, “The Lord has blessed us/me/them” = spiritually good = “we’re doing good, therefore we’re in God’s will, hallelujah”.    That’s pretty base.

There are too many people out there looking on one’s outward appearance in order to discern one’s inner spiritual status.

1 John 2:16 is a trans-dispensational truth :

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

Hence the reason why the Apostle Paul said this:

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.  Romans 12:2

Most Right Dividers sit in church pews and have their flesh “renewed” not their minds, unfortunately because heresy doesn’t renew one’s mind because it’s a work of the flesh:

Galatians 5:19-21 ~

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like

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In each and every dispensation men, even the ones who were inclined towards the truth weren’t exactly kosher either.   In each and every dispensation men messed things up royally, and in this current dispensation much the same can be said – mainline Right Dividers are messing things up totally by absorbing wrong doctrine and reverting to playing church once again.   One thing that used to irk me big time in the Pentecostal church was the propensity of people to all sound the same – speak in the same tone of voice, say the same things over and over and over again.  One could actually predict their answers to your questions, hence the reason why I just gave up asking questions.

It’s like current Right Dividers who say “grace and peace” after they’ve ripped you apart in a debate – that never ceases to amaze me, and then go on to back-bite you – like saying “grace and peace” justifies their wrong and makes them feel so much better about themselves? Do evil then say “grace and peace” and everything’s alrighty.   To my mind that’s exactly what sears a person’s conscience.

And that’s exactly what most men and women will have during the Tribulation – a seared conscience (and no, they won’t be Right Dividers).  When your conscience has been seared, you’re likely to be a psychopath – your wrongdoings don’t bother you in the least, in fact you don’t/can’t acknowledge that you do wrong.

It is said that most CEOs today are psycopaths – fact, because when it comes to business vs people, which equates to money vs people – they will always choose to go the route of putting profits above people.

To my mind the Antichrist, the son of perdition will be a psychopath – he’ll be able to sweet talk people as well as have the most intense hatred for them.

1 THESSALONIANS 5

1 Thessalonians 5

 1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.

Why was there no need for the Apostle Paul to write to the Thessalonians concerning the times and the seasons?

Because they  were living in the time of God’s unmerited favour, a time when God isn’t pouring out His wrath upon mankind.  The time and the season they were living in wasn’t a time they had to fear the day of the Lord.

For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

Why?

Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

We are currently living in the same time and season the Thessalonians lived in – the dispensation of God’s grace :

For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

And that’s what most people who label themselves Christians do not or cannot grasp :  God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.

The day of the Lord (God’s wrath) is for another time, another season, but for now it’s grace which is the opposite of wrath :

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

Failure to discern the time and the season we are currently living in is as a direct consequence of the failure to rightly divide the word of truth as per 2 Timothy 2:15.

Grace isn’t wrath or judgment.  There’s a vast schism between God handing out His unmerited favour so that all men can obtain salvation through believing the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ on Calvary’s cross and His judgment and wrath in times to come, or His judgment and wrath in times past.

Different times and different seasons where God dealt and will deal differently with mankind concerning salvation.