Apostasy - but He Who Hungers after Righteousness Shall Be Filled

Christian greetings once again to all of you Bible Believers, hungering and thirsting after righteousness. Jesus said, "You SHALL be filled" - through the obedience of faith. And we know faith is spiritual understanding or revelation by the Word of God: He imparts righteousness as we feed our soul on His Word.

Thank you for the confidence you have placed in this ministry. Not "me, I and myself," there's nothing good in a man. It's not "my" ministry but the Lord's ministry through the Office. I am fallible, a sinner saved by grace but the "Office" or Gift is God, and He is the Word. It's humbling to have the privilege of such responsibility. The Word of God is Life when received by faith, but DEATH when It is rejected, perverted, and when It is delivered or received without understanding. The ministry is accountable to God, so I would covet your continued prayers.

Those of us who are new to the ministry of Bible Believer's Church, please be patient and make sure you listen to the END of the teaching, then search the Scriptures whether these things are true and Eternal Life, or a mans' ideas and DEATH (Hebrews 13:7; Acts 17:11.)

If you have difficulty seeing the SAME teaching in your Bible from Genesis to Revelation and personally understanding It, don't be discouraged, and don't reject what we are preaching. Have patience always, God is not in any hurry, there is no "time" with Him; only faith. We can only apprehend Him and eternal Life by faith. So if you're not readily grasping the sense of the Message, I suggest you return to the first sermon in the series and study through the teachings in chronological order with your Bible, obeying everything God reveals to you. Compare the teachings with what the BIBLE says, not what your church teaches and not what your minister, your wife or your friends believe. Be prepared to walk ALONE with God. Faith is an individual affair between you and God alone; even in the midst of the true household of faith your relationship is with God the Word, ALONE.

If you are having difficulty finding these same understandings in your Bible, and living them, are you sure you have a clear revelation of the Godhead? If so, were you SUBSEQUENTLY baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins? Spiritual revelation of the Word is the rock upon which Jesus said He would build His Church. According to Peter's prescription for receiving the Gift of Eternal Life, the new birth, water baptism in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ was the answer to faith (Acts 2:38-39; Matthew 16:13-19.) There is no other way for remission of past sins and regeneration between the covers of the Bible.

Jesus told Nicodemus, "Unless a man is born again he will never understand the Bible." The Holy Spirit is the Teacher. We cannot understand the Word without Him and we only receive Him by being born again. If you are having difficulty receiving faith or understanding, either you are not born-again, or unconfessed sins are standing between you and the Word. Again I would suggest you go back to the beginning sermon, don't discuss it with others but confirm it in your Bible and obey what the Bible says do.

Let's turn to the Scriptures for a text. Writing to Gentile Christians in Rome, Paul says, "For as you in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through Israel's unbelief: even so have these also now not believed, that through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ they may obtain mercy. FOR GOD HATH CONCLUDED ALL IN UNBELIEF, that he might have mercy upon all" (Romans 11:30-32; Galatians 3:22.)

In his letter to the Gentile Christians of Thessolonica, Paul writes, "Now we beseech you, brethren, concerning the Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto Him in the rapture and the first Resurrection. That you be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as if from us, as if the Day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for THE DAY OF THE LORD SHALL NOT COME, EXCEPT THERE BE A FALLING AWAY FROM THE FAITH FIRST (or an apostasy,) and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition" (II Thessalonians 2:1-3.)

And Jesus, answering of His disciples' question, "When the kingdom of God should come?" instructs them that the second "Coming" is NOT a physical manifestation of the Man from Galilee but a "revelation" of the Word in Its fullness. "The kingdom of God cometh NOT with observation:" His precious feet don't touch this earth - we meet Him in the air in glorified bodies like unto His Own. "But FIRST He must suffer many things, and be REJECTED BY THE GENERATION IN WHICH HE RETURNS" (Luke 17:20-37.)

What does the Bible say? In the mouth of two or three witnesses! There we have it, the Gentile church ends in APOSTASY, and NOT world-wide revival as so many blind leaders persuade their blind congregations. The only revival in the end-time is in the heart of the Bride when She hears the "Shout" of the Message of God's prophet, calling Her out denominational traditions and baptizing Her into the Body (Matthew 25:6; I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 18:4.)

People in the church have no idea what apostasy is. However, Israel, says Paul, is the type and example for our instruction.

Israel believed their Bible which prophesied exactly when Messiah should appear and the whole nation was looking for Him (Daniel 9:24-26.) Unfortunately they believed their ministers WITHOUT confirming their teaching with the written Word and were looking for His Third Coming as Son of David when He will destroy Rome and establish the Kingdom of Israel. We know this is the Millennium, NOT His First Coming. And because they were looking for the WRONG scenario, when the RIGHT Thing came along they rejected It, and have been APOSTATE for the past 2,000 years.

His First Coming was through the womb of a virgin, to bleed and die. He came in the Office of Son of Man, the PROPHET - NOT Son of David, the KING, and NOT Son of God - the PRIEST. We have to make the right "Dispensation Claim." Father - God above His people until the virgin birth; Son - God with His people in the days of His Flesh and since Pentecost, Holy Ghost - God in His people: not a trinity of gods but the One Person of God in THREE DIFFERENT DISPENSATIONS.

I was speaking with a minister the other week, hoping to share with him the nine dispensations or divisions of the Gentile dispensation. Unfortunately most ministers are so WELL-TRAINED in psychology, when God reveals a faith contrary to their school, they AUTOMATICALLY apply a psychological straight jacket to avoid identifying with the Sword of the Word. That's the way the devil has them tricked and trained and they don't know it. They're resting on learning and mental prowess, not faith in God

I told him, Father, Son and Holy Ghost are three Offices or DISPENSATION CLAIMS not three names and not three persons. He was a Baptist so I showed him his denomination actually baptizes into the fellowship of the Roman Catholic church with their unscriptural water baptism. He protested the simplicity of his "faith" in the trinity, saying Jesus is prophet, priest and king as if He were ANOTHER trinity. We parted because he was "busy."

Law and Grace cannot exist side by side. God can not operate conflicting dispensations at the same time as this would be a contradiction and produce confusion among the believers. Likewise, Christ does not simultaneously answer to His different offices as this minister believes. Prophet, Priest and King are three Offices or DISPENSATION CLAIMS like Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Neither can you operate all of your offices at any one time. To be a father, a son, and a husband might be three of your many OFFICES: you may also be president of the yacht club and the local plumber, two more offices - still you are only one person as God is only One Spirit. Your son has no CLAIM upon you as husband or son, only as father. Your wife has no CLAIM upon you as son or as a father, you are not a son or father to her: she has claims upon you as husband. Yet to your mother who has claims upon you as son, you have no relationship as father or as husband.

If my Baptist friend studied Isaiah 9:6, he'd see it teaches precisely what Jesus said in Matthew 28:19. Both Scriptures identify three distinct and separate OFFICES or DISPENSATION CLAIMS of One Person: God, whose compound redemptive Name is Lord Jesus Christ. Further study would reveal Prophet, Priest and King are the three main OFFICES or DISPENSATION CLAIMS of Jesus.

Jesus always referred to Himself as the Son of Man or Prophet from Nazareth - under the Old Testament every prophet is son of man, but He was Emmanuel, more than a prophet. Jesus was GOD WITH US (Matthew 8:20; Hebrews 1:1-2.)

On the Day of Pentecost He returned as Son of God, our parakletos, Advocate or Holy Ghost; another Form and another Office but the same God IN US (John 14:15-26; Matthew 28:20.) This was His Office as High Priest and Mediator to the end of the Church Ages when Revelation four and five were fulfilled.

After the Church Ages are over (and they are,) He changed His Office again for the end of the Gentile Dispensation and Jacob's Trouble. Once He has claimed the Book and opened the Seven Seals He is no longer a Mediator, and returns in Word Form, in the Office of Son of man to incarnate the end-time Bride. Now as Son of man He becomes King of kings and Judge (John 5:19-29; Revelation 10:1-7.) That's why those who believe in the Gifts holler and shout and receive a thing from God, NO NEW BIRTH! Why? Because they don't know Him: they don't know WHAT HE IS DOING NOW! They know and love Jesus, the I Was of past history, but they don't know Christ the I Am. They don't know Him because they're trusting their ministers, NOT the Word. And their ministers know only what they learned at Bible School: they have no faith, only learning (Matthew 7:21-23; II Timothy 3 & 4.)

After the Tribulation, Christ returns with the saints of all Ages and the 144,000 elect to restore the KINGDOM of Israel. His Office at this time is Son of David.

Remember the woman of Canaan whose daughter was possessed? She believed Jesus was Messiah but when she beseeched mercy by the title "Son of David," He ignored her. As a Gentile she had no CLAIM on Him as Son of David but when she cried, "Lord!" her faith was rewarded for He was indeed her Lord. We must also learn to say the right thing to God if we expect an answer.

Paul admonished us to study to show ourselves APPROVED UNTO GOD like Enoch, RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH to know the Gospel of OUR salvation. We must recognize the promises God promises for OUR day, so we can fulfill OUR PART of the Word. Paul is saying the same as Jesus said in I John 1:7 and in Revelation two and three. RIGHTLY DIVIDE THE LIGHT to know what Jesus is doing NOW (II Timothy 2:15.)

Look at Israel, impersonating the Word for a DISPENSATION gone by, twisting the It to justify their sin; making liars of God and vindicated prophets such as Daniel and Jeremiah, who foretold exactly when Messiah would come. The Jews love God, millions have died and will yet die for their testimony of the Word. They are APOSTATE because they are following their ministers AWAY from the Word. They have not rightly divided the Word, the Promises.

Paul said IF we rightly divide the Word we will have the testimony that we PLEASE GOD, that our faith is His Faith. Without the mind of Christ it is IMPOSSIBLE to please God.

Paul said, "According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation of the Faith (by writing the New Testament,) and ANOTHER buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon..." He proceeds to speak of the foolish virgin whose work is rejected although they themselves are saved.

Why do the foolish virgin suffer loss and why is it they're not born again? They FORGOT Christ is building a HOUSE: NOT a wall. A house has corners, at every dispensation change there was a turn. They forgot Paul only laid the FOUNDATION and that ANOTHER would build thereon.

Paul was the first of seven (7) `angels' or messengers through Seven Church Ages. Although His was the foundation Message and there is only ONE faith, the faith was lost and the challenge was different in each Age. So there were seven (7) DIFFERENT Messages, each a portion of the faith. Do you recall how Exodus, Zechariah, Revelation, etc., speak of the seven Lamps of the Lord or the seven spirits of God? Of course we believe God has and is only One Spirit or we're pagans. This speaks of seven PORTIONS of the One Spirit. In each Age, God revealed PORTION of Himself. But after the Church Ages, when Revelation four and five were fulfilled, the Seals revealed, and the Perfect one and only faith was RESTORED, "that which was in part was done away (I Corinthians 13:10.) Christ was no longer a Mediator: partial faith or "portion" of the Spirit, was no longer sufficient to give the new birth to a Bride Who will manifest the sons of God and be changed in the atoms.

Bible schools lose sight of I Corinthians 3. They can only teach a history of what they know God did do IN THE PAST through Luther, Wesley, Spurgeon, Branham, and so-forth. The denominationals ARE workmen busy garnishing the tombs of the dead saints of yesterday but have no idea of God's program for today, they are NOT faith-men, able to rightly divide the Promises of God. They had better wake up and repent or they'll go into the Tribulation and suffer loss. Be a God-pleaser rather than a man-pleaser.

Paul said ANOTHER would build upon his foundation. Let us examine the Church since Paul; did it follow the foundation? If you answer "Yes," then you had better explain why Christ was a Mediator. The answer is NO, they did not follow Paul's faith, they followed the dead letter of his epistles WITHOUT very much faith at all. The faith went to the grave in the hearts of the saints Rome martyred. Had the church through the centuries followed the foundation laid by Paul, there would have been no need for Reformation, and there would be no denominations today because they'd all be together in love, all "speaking the SAME thing" by the Inspiration of the SAME Spirit.

NO, the faith was lost! As each Age had only a portion of the Word, they only had a portion of the Spirit. We receive the Spirit as we receive understanding of the Word (Galatians 3:1-5.) Paul's Message alone would NOT complete the House of God, ANOTHER had to RESTORE what he had delivered and ADD the mystery hidden under the Seven Seals: the HISTORY of Christ and Antichrist from the Day of Pentecost in the true and false churches. Paul didn't know that, it wasn't time, nor would it have been beneficial for the Church UNTIL today.

The denominations did run well. Look back three hundred years, at how the Lutherans and Anglicans preached and LIVED "Justification by faith." Look at the great churches built across Germany and Britain, by men and women of faith, they're on almost every corner. Of course nowadays many are used as warehouses, gymnasiums, or disco's.

They did run well but when God sent Wesley and turned the corner, adding Sanctification, their grandchildren just kept blindly building their wall. Ministers didn't know or care what the Blueprint, the Bible said, they had established their traditions, their Book of Common Prayer, etc. It was not important to them that Jesus commanded Bible Believers "PRAY!" NOT, "say a prayer" and recite Roman Catholic vain repetitions.

Two hundred years since Wesley, the Anglicans are STILL following their own ideas WITHOUT God. Like Israel when the Shekinah no longer appeared in the Holy of Holies on the Day of Atonement, they did not return to the Word to discover why God was not with them; they kept it a secret, and teaching for doctrine the commandments of men, they made the Word of no effect to them. I John 1:7 is one of the most important and least understood Scriptures in the Book! What about the Methodists, Baptists, Nazarines, all the Brethren denominations? You ran well until Laodicea then scoffed at the Holy Spirit proving you did not have what John and Charles Wesley had. Eighty-six years later and you haven't recognized that dispensation change, or the one which followed! You're still out there building a wall BETWEEN yourself and God, and you're NOT a part of His Building TODAY.

The Laodiceans ran well for about three years, until they denominated, and surrendered their freedom in the Spirit. Before long they were worshiping the Gifts instead of the Giver. Idolaters, just like those self-starched holiness people before them. But there were only seven Church Ages, and Laodicea was the last, the one in which the church rejected Christ and went into APOSTASY.

Friends, Bible Believers, we must RIGHTLY DIVIDE THE WORD. We MUST ensure we are walking in the present truth, as Peter said. We must find the wise masterbuilder God promised would RESTORE the Gospel of Saint Paul by which Jesus and the New Testament Church will judge the world. He will be a prophet like Paul, Jesus said so in Matthew 17:11. He will be the Elijah of Malachi 4:5-6 and Acts 3:21; and the Messenger to the Seventh Church Age (Revelation 3:14; 10:7.) He will be strictly with the Word. Denominations will hate him and reject His Message. HIS MESSAGE IS CHRIST IN WORD FORM. They'll call him a false prophet and they'll reject his Message, because it disagrees with their man-made creed and doctrine, never mind what the Bible says (Revelation 3:20; 10:1-7.)

So the Gentile churches end in apostasy, following the pattern of Israel. They're zealous for God. They love Him, adore Him and look for His Return, because It's promised. But without faith, they're teaching for doctrine the commandments of men, they are looking for the WRONG thing and missing the Promise (Matthew 24:36; Revelation 3:14-21.)

They think they're rich and in the faith, but spiritually, they're bankrupt and not under the blood. Like Israel before them, they've failed to KEEP walking in the Light AS Christ was in It. They're impersonating an age gone by, naked and wretched and miserable - APOSTATE - and don't know It.

They're looking for the WRONG thing and missing the RIGHT Thing, because It's contrary to what their organization teaches. Their master is not the Word, it is the traditions of organization. Sure, they believe He's Coming at any time now. Like Israel, they are looking for the Third Coming, the second PHYSICAL Coming of Jesus of Nazareth as Son of David, the King: when they should be looking for the Coming of the Son of man. But the rapture is a secret He shares only with His Bride 'cos the others will not believe.

His Second Coming is NOT a physical manifestation of the glorified Jesus Christ. Jesus said It will be a UNIVERSAL Coming - "For as lightning, that shineth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also THE SON OF MAN be in His day." The Greek word used for the Second Coming is "parousia" which means "arrival and subsequent Presence." The Greek word used for a physical coming is "erchomai."

How could the PHYSICAL Coming of the Man Jesus be UNIVERSAL? It doesn't even make sense. His second Coming is NOT a man, Jesus Himself said "IT IS LIGHT!" The second Coming is the Fullness of Christ by faith in His Word through a vindicated prophet, He comes by faith NOT by sight. The revealing of the Seventh Seal brings Him back to earth by revealing the mysteries hidden under the first Six Seals. Not a Man, the WORD!

That's why Paul said in I Thessalonians chapter five, expanding on verse sixteen of the previous chapter, His Coming is as a thief to those who are in the dark - those without faith. But children of Light, the children of faith, will "see" or understand Him, because He comes in WORD Form.

Theologians actually imagine the 144,000 elect of Israel will be born again by sight. Mercy! Israel will receive Him through the Message of their two prophets - by faith. Read Daniel 12, Zechariah 14, Revelation 11 and 14.

The second Coming is NOT a Man, His precious feet don't touch this earth. We meet Him in the air. The second Coming or Presence is LIGHT ON THE WORD (Zechariah 14:6-7; Matthew 24:27.) The MESSAGE of the angel to the Seventh Church Age IS the Coming of Christ, that's why it's such a mystery to organized religion, without faith they can't see Him, and crucify unto themselves the Son of God afresh. Exactly as the Bible said: they're lost and don't know it.

He comes THREE times: He came first to redeem His Bride on Calvary; next He has come to INCARNATE His Bride for the manifestation of the sons of God and the translation, and thirdly He will come back WITH His Bride to step out on the ashes of the wicked for a thousand years of peace.

Through the Church Ages he was in the Office of Son of God, the Priest and Mediator, but AFTER the Seven Church Ages have finished, (and they have,) He returns in the Office of Son of Man, the Prophet, NOT YET as Son of David, the King. Search the Scriptures! His First Coming was through the womb of a virgin, the Second Coming is through the mouth of a prophet. He comes in Word Form to incarnate His Bride by faith. Praise the Lord..."AS lightning cometh out of the east (Jerusalem - His First Coming,) and shines even unto the west (the new world at the end of the Gentile dispensation;) SO SHALL ALSO THE (Second) COMING (or "parousia") OF THE SON OF MAN BE" (Matthew 24:27.) NOT Jesus of Nazareth BUT Christ, the anointed Word.

ALL the Jewish denominations loved God BUT they hated the anointed Word. They knew the historical "I Was" and the prophetic "I Will Be" but they did not know the "I Am." ALL Gentile denominations love their historical Jesus, BUT they hate the anointed Word. It is not Jesus they reject, but Christ the Word they've put outside their camps.

They'll go into the tribulation preaching their FALSE salvation messages - He's NOT a Mediator now. Remember, the sacrificial lamb that imputed righteousness and Life to Israel on that first Good Friday morning, was SIN and DEATH the same evening? We must find out the promises of God for OUR DAY, and see Him manifesting them through us (I John 1:7.) He won't receive a second-hand religion.

Do you begin to see the seriousness of what the Bible says? Can you see it has already happened? The churches ARE apostate and they don't know it! She can't beat her type. When the Promise of the Word is brought to the church in the last days, she will not receive It because she's married to her traditions and creeds - her whoring SUBSTITUTES for the Word, as the Hebrew type was married to her SUBSTITUTE of bulls, goats and traditions.

How does God bring the Promise of the Word to the church in these last days? Through a vindicated prophet: search the Scriptures. The Gentiles end in APOSTASY like Israel but God ALWAYS makes a way of escape. Two of God's promises for our day:-

1) APOSTASY in the church, and

2) A PROPHET TO THE GENTILES.

God Bless you Bible believers. Study these things with your Bible and make sure you are understanding this from God's Word, not because I said so. You make Christ the solid rock on which by faith you stand ALL other ground is sinking sand. ALL other ground is sinking sand.

Love one another, be nice to one another. Pass the Message on. Above all obey It and let It live in you. That is the Token or Evidence of the Life of Christ on display. bb920220.htm

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