Bible Believers' Newsletter #169
"We focus on the PRESENT Truth -- what Jesus is doing NOW . . ." ISSN 1442-8660
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ and thank you for gathering together with us for fellowship around the unchanging Word of God.
In this issue I thought we might take a break from examining the revelation of the man of sin as he positions the Roman Catholic church to rule the soon-coming One World Government and consider the Christian ministry today.
This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith and whosoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible. . . Brother Anthony
Illuminati Fourth Reich Holy Roman Empire Revived
FRANKFURT (NYT), April 30, 2000 -- Chancellor Gerhard Schröder's governing party proposed a far-reaching plan today to turn the European Union into a more centralized federal system . . . modelled after Germany's. Full story
Vatican Controlled by Jews, Say Syrian Academics
DAMASCUS (FOXNEWS), May 06, 2001 -- Soheil Zakar, one of Syria's top historians, recently argued that "immense pressure" by American and European Zionist groups forced the Vatican in 1965 to absolve the Jews from the "historical responsibility" for the death of Jesus.
"It is like a pope who comes along and says, 'I don't care about the historical side of Christianity and I am only concerned with the creation of a new Christianity for a new world,"' said Zakar, a Muslim whose 1983 book Popes From the Jewish Ghetto claims that three medieval popes were of Jewish origin. . .
A Syrian Catholic historian, Michel Munir, alleges in a new book Pope John Paul is architect of a conspiracy to undermine the Catholic church by placing it under control of Jews. Full story: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,22803,00.html
The Christian Ministry Today
Ephesians 4:8, 11-16, "When Jesus ascended on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of those who are already saints (or born again) for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the Body of Christ: till we all come in the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, (I Corinthians 13:10; Ephesians 1:10, 17-23; Acts 3:21; Revelation 10:7), unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: that we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried by every wind of doctrine, (from denomination to denomination), by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; but speaking the truth in love, may grow up into Him in all things, Who is the Head, even Christ: from Whom the whole Body is fitted together perfectly, and each member in its special way complimenting the other members so that the whole Body is healthy and growing to maturity in love."
Today's conception of a minister is of a man or woman busy 25 hours a day organizing famine relief, soup for the poor, administering homes for orphans and delinquents, counselling, running symposia on narcotic, drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse, administering retirement homes, hospitals, schools and universities, fund raising, directing investment portfolios and myriad other activities God never ordained. . . . I'm out of breath.
These are all noble vocations for Christians who feel so led. But God never instructed His Church or His ministers to engage in such activities. Presumption is to venture without authority (faith) (Deuteronomy 18:20-22; Revelation 22:18-19).
The other day, a fine church-goer was trying to persuade me God has ordained women as missionaries and preachers throughout the history of the Church. I said, "But God and the Word is the selfsame Spirit and the Word condemns it." He protested and began naming women he said had won many souls to Christ.
If they did or were instrumental, that does not make them right and the Bible wrong. They were presuming, trying to do God a service without it being His Will. God "winked" at such ignorance during the Church Ages when the Book was Sealed and Christ was a Mediator. He will NOT overlook this in these last days. The end-time Bride is without spot or wrinkle, under preeminence to God, and like Her Husband the Word has no mind but His (John 5:19.) Today, any woman who teaches, preaches, or usurps authority over a man proves she is not born again, and is bringing a reproach to the Word. No Christian would countenance her presumption or accept her "authority."
The "church," so-called, has been presuming for centuries. Ministers think they are doing God a service with their carnal works programs. But without the Spirit, they cannot discern the Word. Instead of preparing souls for the Kingdom of God, they're catering for flesh and blood which cannot inherit the Kingdom. Actually, they are building Satan's Eden here on earth, and know it not.
Remember Mary and Martha in Luke 10? Although both were believers who loved the Lord, Martha was so busy organizing worldly affairs she ignored the Word. The same trick of the Devil has ministers so busied in worldly pursuits, or works programs, they don't spend time alone with the Word and ignore God's Faith Program for today.
Paul warned us that in the time of the end, ministers and congregations would be without Light, unrighteous, "and because they did not receive the Love of God, (Charity, the new birth,) that they might be saved, He would send them strong delusion, that they should believe 'the' lie." The same lie Satan told Eve: "God loves you Baptists, Pentecostals, Methodists and Presbyterians so much, although you teach for doctrine the commandments of men, surely He won't let you die". God does not love us all. And unless we are walking in the Light as He is in It, we are not under the Blood, and must face the Judgment.
Like Mary and Martha, all denominations love God, but they're so busy serving the world, doing what they think is a good idea, they ignore God's Word. They have not received His Voice for this day but strange reasoning against the revealed Word, and will be damned because of it. Proof God does not love them (John 10:1-5; II Thessalonians 2:12.)
Today's Protestants expect God to honor the "part-truth" they know that Luther, Knox, Wesley or Spurgeon preached to their forefathers. When Christ saw their faith in the Word for each age, He overlooked ignorance. Since the Seven Seals have been revealed, He is no longer a Mediator and requires us to walk in the whole Truth. The testimony of our denominational fathers will not baptize us into the Body today (I Corinthians 13:10; I John 1:7.)
The ministry and the Church is built upon faith, not good works. God's twofold commission to His Church has not changed since Matthew 28:19. It is to preach the Word in It's season -- which God will confirm with signs following, (notably regeneration) -- and to baptize in the NAME of the Lord Jesus Christ.
"Do you know even one minister who preaches the Word for this hour? Do you know what God's Word promises for this hour?" If your answer is, "No!" then there is a famine for the true Word and you had better search the Scriptures wherein you think you have eternal Life for they hold the answers.
Speaking of the five different offices or types of minister, Paul says God ordained them for men, not for women. God has never called a woman to the ministry. And He never will. Every baby that dies, every cripple, all disease, sickness, war, famine and hardship, each wrinkle and gray hair was caused by the preaching of one woman: Eve.
I Timothy 2 explains why woman is forbidden to teach or preach God's Word but is to be under the authority of men, and subject to her husband. Paul establishes this Command which has remained unchanged from Genesis and the "Fall," to the New Testament Church. He instructs to a study of Genesis for understanding (or faith) on the separate covenants God has with men and with women.
When God formed the animals He made pairs -- male and female -- but the human race He formed in just one person, the man Adam. Years after He'd finished creation, bringing the animals to Adam to name, God took from him a rib and formed woman. She was not original creation, but a by-product in the image of man. When God was made flesh He was a man. His Bride, the Church, is the by-product. Jesus Christ, the last Adam, was also created alone. And when God put Him to sleep on the Cross, He took from His side the Holy Spirit from which He is forming the elect Church, a by-product in His image (I Corinthians 11:8-12.)
God placed Adam and Eve on free moral agency with responsibility for the choices they would make. As the spoken Word of God, Adam was a son of God and could not be deceived on the revealed Word. Woman is not a spoken Word, and is designed so she can deceive and be deceived (Matthew 24:24; John 10:1-5.) Adam was not deceived but the by-product being deceived, was in the transgression; Christ was not deceived, but the church being deceived required a Mediator (I Timothy 2:14.)
The fall, which would be caused by Satan, had to have flesh to make fall. Satan had to come through flesh also. Satan could not come through human flesh to make the fall as Christ would come in human flesh to restore the fallen. But there was an animal, the serpent, so close to man in physical appearance and attributes that Satan could get to that beast and through that beast get to human flesh and cause the fall, injecting himself thereby into the human race, even as Jesus would one day come and inject Himself into the human race, even to the extent of a resurrection wherein we would have bodies like unto His glorified one.
Satan, (the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil), inspired or incarnate the serpent and deceived Eve to believe God loved her so much He would break His Own Word so she would not surely die but learn how to fulfill His command -- and bring life into the world. She planned to teach this secret wisdom to her husband but God's Word is known by faith from Above -- Spiritual revelation of the Word -- not carnal knowledge against the Word.
Both Old and New Testaments teach how the original sin resulted in adultery between Eve and the serpent. Eve was deceived, she actually thought Cain was Jesus, the beginning of the creation of God (Genesis 4:1). She was already pregnant by the serpent when she came to teach her husband. Adam was not deceived, he knew she had stepped from eternity into time and was dying. He loved her, and sold the whole human race into sin, forfeiting his dominion to Satan. God's eternal unchanging Word teaches us that if a woman leaves her husband and goes with another man she is an adulteress and is no longer married and the husband is not to take her back. That Word was true in Eden as It was when Moses wrote It in the Law. The Word can't change. When Adam took her back he took her responsibility upon himself. He knew exactly what would happen to the human race which he sold into sin in order that he might have Eve, for he loved her (Romans 5:14-21.)
Adam had the revelation he was a son of God and could no more be lost than God. And that if he "died for his wife," somehow God would redeem him, and Eve would also be saved because she was flesh of his flesh and bone of his bone. A perfect type of Christ Who came from eternity to time to redeem His fallen Wife, the True Church.
Eve means "mother of all that is living" which she is, in the natural, though Adam is not father of all living. Eve conceived by Adam. He knew she would and so those two sons were born, sons that would be the fathers of the human race that was even now polluted. Nowhere does it say Cain was in Adam's likeness, yet he would have to be if he were Adam's son, for the law of reproduction is emphatic: everything must bring forth of its own kind (Genesis 1:11). We must also credit the fact that in the genealogies of Genesis, Luke and Jude 14, Cain is missing. Cain was begotten of that wicked one, the serpent, not Adam who was the son of God (I John 3:12). And at that time, the only son of God.
Today a certain church claims to be "the mother of all spiritual living" and the Bible calls her a whore. She claims to be the Bride of the Word but committed adultery with man-made creed and dogma. Like their mother, her daughter churches are harlots.
Lust and sin intervened between God's holy command of Genesis 1:28 and the procreation of the human race, for "ALL are shaped in (Adam's) iniquity and conceived in (Eve's) sin" (Job 14:1; 15:4; Psalms 51:5; I Timothy 2:14-15.)
Now can we see why God placed man and woman under separate covenants? The peculiar token of circumcision under the Old Testament was the evidence of God's covenant with man and applied to the woman only through the marriage union (and obedience to a godly husband.) God's New Testament covenant is with the Man Jesus only, and applies to the woman, the Church, only through the Spiritual Marriage Union with Her Husband the Word, or the new birth. A woman serves God as she obeys her husband; likewise, the Church serves her Husband, the Word, in everything (I Corinthians 11; 15; Ephesians 5.) Now we see why woman is forbidden to handle the Word of God, or usurp authority over man but is to remain under obedience.
These things may be verified by comparing Genesis 3:14-19 with the present reality. Ask yourself: Does the serpent still crawl on his belly? Do women conceive in pain today? Does earth more readily produce thorns and thistles rather than edible crops, and does man still toil for his livelihood? If the answers are "yes," then the ban on women preachers is not a question of culture but faith.
Jesus gave the five gifts or offices of ministry to men. Elected LAY offices such as deacon and bishop are also men; it's improper for a woman even to lead song service (Ephesians 4:8; I Timothy 3:1-13.)
As Satan deceived Eve, he's deceived the church. His anointed ministers are deceived, trying to do God a service without His will. Reprobates concerning the faith, they hybrid God's Word with man-made creed and tradition. "Correcting" the Bible, they write another gospel to permit women preachers, mixed bathing, free love, homosexuality, equality between the sexes, etc., making God's Word of no effect to themselves.
Is God the author of confusion? The Elect or born again cannot be deceived on the Word of God. Folk who advocate women ministers may be sincere but they are sincerely wrong and without faith; not born again, and not Christians. They destroy every Bible type, making mockery of God's unchanging and infallible Word. Jesus' sheep receive only His Word and can not be deceived in the faith (Matthew 24:24; John 10:1-5; 16:13.)
Paul said, if after the second admonition folk refuse correction, you know they're wilful sinners. Although they claim it, God is not their Father, spiritually they are bastards and not under the Blood (Hebrews 12:8).
Contrary to popular belief, God's ministers are not sent for sinners; Jesus said, "I pray not for the world but for them which thou hast given Me out of the world." God set the five different offices of the ministry in the Church, not in the world. The "Church" is the ecclesia or separated ones, those who are saints, not sinners (I Corinthians 12:28.)
The function of the five-fold ministry is to bring those who are already born again to maturity so that each member of the Body will compliment and edify brethren in Christ. It is not meant to prepare the saints for the pulpit but to help them grow, through faith and experience in applying the Word in their own lives, from "spirit babes" to "elders," ready always to give an answer to every man that asks a reason of the hope that is within them.
We must have the Token of the new birth, the Life of Christ, on display 24-hours a day. In other words be under preeminence to the Word doing only what the Father reveals, and speaking only what He has inspired (John 5:19.) As a woman obeys her husband in everything, like Sarah, regarding him as her master or lord, our soul does only what the Word says do.
Our lives should be "salty," so people without the Spirit become thirsty as to how they too can obtain What we have. It is here that each member of the body has his or her ministry as priests before God and ambassadors for Christ, sharing the experience of their conversion, reconciling others to God through faith in the Word of the hour (II Corinthians 5; I Peter 3:15; Revelation 1:6). And sisters may witness their personal experience without teaching.
Often Christians born into the Kingdom are full of denominational learning but concerning Christianity are as babes. Prior to regeneration our soul served the world by catering to the desires of the flesh and mortal spirit. Now we must now learn to bring the carnal senses and intellectual reasoning subject to the Word, our Husband, the Ruler of our soul. Through the Spiritual marriage union the two are One; One with the Father, as Jesus and the Father are One -- by obedience in the common faith (John 17:20-26; I Corinthians 6:17.)
A life lived by the Word is the Word expressed and that is the only way Jesus Christ can be our Lord. Dead to our senses, with the world and the things of the world crucified with Christ, It is no longer you or I, but Christ expressed in our bodies, the Anointed Word living and reigning in us by understanding, or faith (Galatians 2:20.)
When folk see Christ on display and become curious, your testimony can pass the Life through the Body, quickening their soul to the increase of the Body. Every member of the Body draws sinners into Christ, not ministers alone. We need only display the Token of the new birth, and sometime we'll be asked to give account of our faith. Those who can receive, will find themselves a real Holy Ghost-filled pastor who can feed and lead them by the Word, that's God's way (Ephesians 4:16.)
Some groups dismiss the five-fold ministry, claiming all Christians are ministers. (One wonders to whom they pay tithes.) All Christians, male and female, are priests or intercessors before God, with the ministry of reconciling others through the Word of faith but not all Christians are ordained of God to minister His Word in public (I Corinthians 5; 12.) I Corinthians 12:28, says GOD alone decides who is and who is not a minister and Romans 11:29 says, "The Gifts and Callings of God are sovereignly given by God and are without repentance."
One cannot attend Bible School or theological training to become either a Christian or a minister in the Church of God. Prayer, fasting and study have their place but they will not cause God to "change His mind" and ordain you to the ministry. Likewise the laying-on-of-hands does not endue or endow people with the Holy Spirit or new birth, grant the Gifts of the Spirit, or place them in the five-fold ministry. Laying on of hands is a witness by the elders recognizing a sovereign Gift of God already in the brother, acknowledging also that he has waited on his ministry and is a sufficiently experienced elder to exercise his Gift. (In the same vein, water baptism is the outward evidence of an inward work of faith II Timothy 1:5-6; I Peter 1:21.)
Paul asks, "Are all apostles?" The answer is No! "Are all prophets?" And the answer is No! "Are all teachers?" Again, NO! Not all are teachers. Not all are doctors. Not all are mechanics. Not all are mothers. All Christians do not speak with other tongues, work miracles, possess the gift of healing, and so-on. God is sovereign and it's our responsibility to recognize our several abilities as well as our limitations, laying them before the Lord for Him to use as he should choose. We can never succeed at being what we are not (I Corinthians 2:11-16.)
Next time we face with Mr Unbeliever, Mr Holier-Than-thou, and Mr Sceptic, who say "the days of miracles are over" and "there are no prophets or apostles today." In a way that's true, no heaven-sent minister could serve God amongst the sinners in their church. God placed His chosen ministers in the Elect Church. Do you realize some who claim to be Christians, and even ministers, deny the Baptism of the Holy Ghost is for today yet one can't be a Christian without It, the baptism with the Holy Ghost is the new birth!
With respect to those who say these things were only for the apostolic age. This is the apostolic age. It began with the Church on the Day of Pentecost when the "Call" first went out in Acts 2. And God is still calling, so the apostolic age is still with us and will be until Christ takes His Church Home.
There's not a minister today who doesn't believe God still has pastors; some believe He still has evangelists and even teachers, but few believe He could have a prophet or an apostle today. Paul said in Ephesians that these five different offices would be in the Church until the translation; until all the saints come into the unity of "the" faith and mature into the measure of the fulness of Christ. This truth upsets those banking on their denominational superannuation fund rather than the first resurrection and the Millennium. In order for the saints to come in to the unity of the faith, they must come out of every denomination and gather unto "Him" -- Christ the Word, not "her," the church (Ephesians 1:10; 4:13-16; II Thessalonians 2:1; Revelations 18:1-4).
When the saints "all come in to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God," Christ is no longer a Mediator; every denominations is irrelevant, and united against the Word, impersonating fulfilled history. II Timothy 3 & 4 and the four Gospels describe this condition, "in the last days" -- after the opening of the Seals (Daniel 12:4,9; Revelation 10:7). And so has it been since 1963.
"The mystery of God is finished" by the revelation of the Seven Seals in the ministry of the Messenger to the Laodicean Church Age. Christ is the mystery of God revealed and it is this revelation which brings the Bride into maturity and perfect agreement with the Word. "Henceforth the elect are no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried by every wind of denominational doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive." We have THUS SAITH THE LORD by a vindicated prophet and the folly of seducing clergy spirits is made manifest when they dispute the revealed Word of God.
God has all five offices in the ministry today, and they will all be in the Body until the dispensation change. And those with special responsibilities over here will still be leaders on the Other Side. So let's distinguish between these offices.
There can be no greater Office than APOSTLE for he is one who is sent. For some unknown reason they are generally referred to as "missionary" today. An apostle is one who sets the Church in order. He travels out from his home church to minister in other congregations, perhaps overseas, but he is not a "homesteader" and does not set up permanent residence in the "mission field."
The Word of God comes only to a PROPHET. The apostle, evangelist, teacher, pastor and brethren receive It secondarily. And although all revelation will be personally inspired, this only confirms the Word that God has already delivered through His prophets (Numbers 12:6; Deuteronomy 13:1-5; 18:15-22; John 10:34-35; II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21).
The Office of prophet is a "calling" and is not the same as the "gift" of prophecy. Because God anoints a person to prophesy in a meeting does not mean to say they are a prophet, they may never prophesy again. This is the Gift of prophecy which must be judged by two or three spiritual judges. You don't judge a prophet like that.
When we consider the great world-wide "revivals" of men like Dr. Billy Graham, we can see how very different man's ways are from God's ways. Just compare what they preach with the Scripture and look at their results -- not according to the Bible! The EVANGELIST has an ability to revive or Spiritually enliven those who ALREADY have the Life within them. He brings revival among those who are ALREADY saints.
The PASTOR is a feeder of the sheep. He separates himself alone with God to seek "Spiritual Food in due season" and then breaks It down so that the Sheep can receive It. He understands the sheep God has entrusted to his care; though they seldom fully appreciate his concern and discernment, he has them constantly in his heart and prayers.
The TEACHER has a depth of understanding in the Word way beyond the other Offices, he can teach the other ministers. The reason so much error is believed as truth is a lack of sound teaching. Preaching brings condemnation, correction and repentance; teaching shows you your position in the Body.
It is essential all Christians, including ministers, discern the ministry God has set in the Church and humble themselves before the Word, seeking understanding or faith, instead of trying to justify their own beliefs. If a point of truth from the Word comes up and a man tries to explain his view to one with an opposing view, the listener is not at all listening that he might learn, but is listening only to refute what is being said. Where is the Holy Spirit in this? If the speaker is presenting "the faith", to dismiss It is to reject the Holy Spirit. The listener is not born again and has no respect for God's servants.
It is high time we took stock and recognized God declared a time when every Church and every minister would be found to be preaching error. Of course, they have been in error since Pentecost, which is why Christ was Mediator. If the Church and God's ministers had been preaching THUS SAITH THE LORD all this time, Christ would not have been a Mediator. When Revelation 4; 5; and 10:1-7 were fulfilled, all Seven Church Ages had ended as Spiritual moves of God, and all the mysteries of the Seven Sealed Book were revealed. That was 38 years ago, in 1963. It is later than we all think.
Fleshly church members without the Spirit, unable to discern the ministry, imagine they can worship wherever they please. But God said "We must not worship in any old entrance to the Kingdom the Lord has given down the Ages -- Lutheran, Anglican, Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist, Assemblies of God, United Pentecostal, etc., but in the Place where He has chosen to put His Name" (Deuteronomy 16:2,5-6; Isaiah 28:8-13; I John 1:7; Revelation 1-3.)
God put His Name in Christ the Anointed Word. But can you see that the Place of the Presence of God or the Portion of Word (Spirit) which gives the believer an entrance into the Kingdom or new birth, has changed as He has revealed more of Himself through the Reformation? It is not acceptable for us to walk in part of the Word, we must walk in all the revealed Light of God or we can not be born again (I John 1:7.)
Surely the Protestant denominations bear out this point. Each was founded following further progressive revelation from God -- check the history books and the major doctrines they espouse. In each age, the saints came out of the older denominations that refused further revelation. And when they refused more of God, they rejected the Holy Ghost. The saints recognized it was impossible to be born again by the glare of an Age gone by, God was not there any more, He was in the Light (I John 1:7.)
Blind leaders of the blind! A schoolboy could see That. Yet hundreds of millions of supposed-to-be-Christians, ten thousands of clergymen who have dedicated their lives to studying the dead letter and the educated guesses of educated men can't see It. Grace! Grace! God's Grace to see Light!
Now God is calling all of His Elect, (not everyone), out from Rome and her (once) Protestant daughters into Oneness with the Word to fulfill Jesus' prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane (John 17:20-26; II Thessalonians 2:1; Revelations 18:1-4.) The opening of the Seventh Seal was the return of Christ, the Fulness of the Word (I Corinthians 13:10.) The end-time saints are coming into Oneness with the Word for the manifestation of the sons of God and the translation. The denominations are in the darkness of apostasy.
The rapture is a revelation, a "process" of coming into agreement with the Word by faith: the Bride will be under such preeminence to the Word she will have the testimony of Enoch, that she pleases God. After the close of the Gentile dispensation during the manifestation of the sons of God she will be a hunted and persecuted little group, but what she says God will do, for she has the mind of Christ. Then, like Enoch, she'll be changed in the atoms -- so few in number, she won't even be missed. God will take Her Home for the Wedding Supper and the world will enter the Great Tribulation.
The Gentile dispensation ends in a time of natural catastrophe without precedent in the history of man. Over a million square miles of California will be swallowed by the Pacific, tidal waves will sink ships and drown coastal towns, it will be worse than the last days of Pompei. Political strife will follow, including the invasion of the USA; Satan will be cast out and incarnate himself in the man of sin.
Christ has already come as a thief in the night. The nominal Christians can't see Him without faith because He's in Word Form. The "rapture" has been going on since 1963. I didn't say the "translation", did I? It ends with the Seventh Trump calling the sleeping New Testament saints to the first Resurrection in glorified bodies, followed by the glorification of the living saints, then God deals with Israel through His two prophets.
"So what about the Lutheran, Anglican, and Presbyterian Christians? Will they be in the first resurrection?"
"Yes, the bodies of those Sardis Church Age have been sleeping for hundreds of years waiting for the first Resurrection."
"But what about John Wesley and the Methodist, Baptist, Nazarine, Brethren, and Pilgrim Holiness Christians, will they be there?"
"Why certainly! Those saints have been waiting since the Philadelphia Age ended in 1906."
"And the Pentecostals? Will the saints from the Assemblies of God, Four Square, Church of God, United Pentecostal Church, etc., be present?"
"Yes Sir! All the saints of the Laodicean Church Age will be present. They too will resurrect from the dead to glorified flesh in the likeness of their natural body in the prime of life."
"Well, what about God's children who are living and in these denominations today? Will they be changed from mortal to immortal and be translated?"
"The Bible teaches all of God's people, both wise virgin and foolish virgin (who are of course "saved" but not in the translation, and will be martyred by the false church during the Great Tribulation), hear the Message of the Prophet to the Laodicean Church Age. And in obedience to God's Word they all "Come out of man-made religion," for once again, God is "without the camp" rejected (Exodus 33:1- 7; Matthew 25:1-13; II Thessalonians 2:1; Revelation 3:20; 18:1-4.)"
What did we read in the Old Testament type of I John 1:7? "You may not worship within any of the gates which the Lord your God gave you: But at the Place which He shall choose to place His Name - that's where you'll recognize the Atonement, in the Word for your hour." Once It was the revelation of Luther -- the angel to the Sardis Age, next the new birth was in the Revelation of Wesley -- the angel to the Philadelphian Age, then Christ was in the Pentecostal or Laodicean Message. Where do we find him now? Not in any denomination, they've put Him out! We must go unto Him without the denominational walled cities for He is in His Word and since the opening of the Seals we the Mighty God is unveiled before us in His Fulness.
"But every denomination loves Jesus!"
"That's true, every denomination loves the Man Who died on Calvary but they hate Christ, the Anointed Word. They believe and know Jesus Christ like Nelson, Washington, or Captain Cook -- as an historical figure. They know the I Was really well but they've never met the I Am because He's known only by faith not learning. They say they're rich and have It all, God says they're naked and not under the blood (Revelation 3:17.) Come out of Babylon and be filled with the Spirit."
God is performing a quick short work in this day. Choosing the right minister can mean the difference between eternal Life and the Millennium -- or the Great Tribulation and possibly DEATH. A minister is preaching THUS SAITH THE LORD and eternal Life, or he's hybrid the Word just a little and is preaching DEATH. Since the Seven Seals have been opened and the mystery of God is finished, every minister should speak THUS SAITH THE LORD from the pulpit. Whilst the Holy Spirit is the Teacher Who guides the Elect into all truth, His most important tool is the five-fold ministry. We should each seek out a pastor who is born again, an elder, and ordained of God. This requires a revelation from God. In this day you will not find him in denominational service.
If we are His Sheep, God has a pastor somewhere to feed our soul. If we don't particularly like the man we must respect his Office, for that Office is the Holy Spirit. Our judgment should be Spiritual, not based on his personality, social or educational standing. In selecting a pastor we must have confidence in the man's testimony, his present life, and his communion with God. Receive his ministry with an open heart, listen to the end of his teaching, and go home and prove by the Bible It is the Logos we are receiving, not some man's personal views or our own private interpretation: THUS SAITH THE LORD will run in continuity from Genesis to Revelation.
The job of the ministry today is to preach Christ's Bride into the rapture. Any minister without a clear revelation of the Message for this hour is either not born-again, or was born-again in the previous Age of Laodicea. In either event he is not equipped to feed Christ's end-time Bride.
The Gifts of the Spirit, fruits of the Spirit and the five-fold ministry can all be impersonated but the Token or evidence of the new birth cannot. It should only take a few minutes to know whether a man has been born again -- just give him the Word test. If a man is without a clear understanding of the Word for the age you know he is not born again (I John 1:7.)
Ministers like Christians all make mistakes at times. Our faithfulness in prayer and our love are as necessary to him as the tithe of our material increase. If we believe a minister is in error, we should approach him with a meek spirit so he'll feel loved, not threatened, and has opportunity to explain our misunderstanding, or receive correction by the Word. If he is wrong and refuses correction by the Word, you'd better run for your eternal Life.
We live in the most glorious time of the history of the world. Satan is in his adulthood and the Children of God are coming to maturity. There is more evil and unbelief than ever there has been in 6,000 years but there is also more revelation. We now have the perfect Interpretation of the Word and Christ is no longer a mediator. Since the revelation of the Seals, the Fulness of the Spirit is on the Fulness of the Word. Any saint in error will quickly catch the revelation when corrected by the Word. The elect cannot be deceived on the Word, God and Christ and His Bride are One as Jesus prayed in John 17:20-26.)
God bless each of you Bible Believers as you confirm these things in your Bible. If there's something you cannot quite understand or with which you disagree, if you've obeyed Acts 2:38, pray. God will surely reveal It through the pulpit if not beforehand. He's the Dissolver of doubt. bb920208.htm
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Brother Anthony Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister. He has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations in various countries. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to minister in your church.
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