We often forget God is the "I AM", and we concentrate upon the "I WAS" of history, or the "I WILL BE" at some point in the distant future. But if EVER we're going to be Christians, we must recognize OUR day and IT'S Message, and see THAT part of the Word manifesting through us.
We can't be born of Luther's Message in THIS day. That was for an Age gone by. Those who were written epistles of THAT part of the Word fell asleep hundreds of years ago. And we can't be written epistles of Wesley's Gospel in THIS day, the saints representing THAT part of the Body are also made-up. Neither can we manifest the Pentecostal or Laodicean part of the Body, which would also be IMPERSONATING, the Word for a day gone by. It's over, FINISHED. WE must 'search the Scriptures' to discover what God promised to do in OUR day and walk in the Light He is in NOW.
Recognize YOUR day and IT'S Message, and become a written epistle of THAT part of the Word. Outside of the PRESENT Truth, you're not even called to at all.
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* we'll be commenting on Current News;
* mentioning some recent discussions on Bible Believers web site, which is on-line 24-hours a day,
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* Let's commence with a News Comment:
We've just witnessed a tragic earthquake that killed 5,000 in Kobe. There were others in Bolivia, New Zealand, and Darwin. Rabaul was devastated last year and 11,000 small eruptions were recorded on Krakatau, a volcano in Indonesia, which last erupted in 1927. It's eruption in 1883 was heard 5,000 km away, and a vast cloud of volcanic debris soared 80 km into the air, plunging 3/4 million sq km into darkness and affecting sunsets as far away as England and the USA. 21 cu km of land was blasted out, generating ocean waves more than 30 metres high which killed 36,000 people.
These earthquakes are just earth's BIRTH PAINS as it struggles to renew itself for the Millennium.
The pains of a woman in travail become more frequent and closer together, as the birth approaches. And as the Gentile Dispensation ends with a massive earthquake and tidal waves (you can read about this in Luke 21:25 and Revelation 16:18), her birth pains are becoming more frequent and more intense.
Brother Branham said, that Los Angeles and 1,100 x 4-500 miles of California will sink beneath the ocean. In 1933 he prophesied the Pacific Ocean will one day inundate the Salton Sea, which is already (240 feet) below sea level, like the Dead Sea, and is the food basket of the United States.
Here's what the Bible says of the end of the Gentile Dispensation: 'And there were voices, and thunders and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake: such as was not seen since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great' (Revelation 16:18).
Of the Spiritual condition of the churches, Jesus says: 'They are MISERABLE'. This means they're objects to be PITIED but they SCORN pity. They are full of PRIDE. They vaunt what they have. But what they have will NOT stand the test of time. They have built upon QUICKSAND rather than the rock of the revelation of God's Word.
In Matthew 16, Jesus told Peter He would build his Church upon the rock of Spiritual revelation of the revealed Word. And asked His disciples saying, 'Who do men say I the Son of man am'?
They replied 'Some think you're John the baptist restored to life, Elijah, Jeremiah or one of the prophets back from the grave'.
Then Jesus asked Peter, 'Who do YOU say that I am'?
Peter gave the famous confession, 'Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God'. To which Jesus replied, 'Flesh and blood - man, books, Bible school, theology and ministers have not revealed this unto you, but My Father which is in Heaven has revealed this to you. And upon THIS rock of the Spiritual revelation of Who I am I will build My Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against Spiritual revelation of the Word of God, which is FAITH'.
Christ is NOT building His Church upon the shifting sands of man-made creed, dogma or traditions. His church isn't wandering about trying to GUESS what He is doing NOW. It is built on the SURE rock of faith.
These other things shall FAIL and pass away but God's Word stands fast forever. When God delivered the tables of stone to Moses upon Mount Sinai, the Bible says His Voice then shook the EARTH. But in THIS day His Voice has shaken the HEAVENS also. Read Hebrews 12:26-29. The things that were shaken are MAN-made creed and dogma and have been REJECTED.
The mystery of God was FINISHED when the Seven Seals were revealed in 1963 as Revelation 10:7 said It would be. In I Corinthians 13:10 Paul said, 'When that which is perfect - the FULLNESS of the Word - is come, that which is in PART, part-Word mixed with GUESSWORK, shall be DONE AWAY'. Christ was ONLY a Mediator UNTIL the Seals were opened and the mystery revealed.
This happened in OUR day, we are living in the end-time. The Bible was SEALED with Seven Seals 'UNTIL the time of the end'. But when Christ tore open those Seals, and REVEALED the mystery of God, the FULLNESS of that Word SHOOK the heavens so thoroughly, that PART-Word was DONE AWAY. Denominational quicksand proved NO foundation for the kingdom of God. SINCE the revelation of the Seven Seals, we now have the perfect interpretation of the Word.
Christ is calling HIS little Bride OUT from all man-made systems into Oneness with the FULLNESS of the Word, for the manifestation of the sons of God and the great translation. SOON cometh the earthquake. Immediately after the LAST predestinated member of the true Church has been baptized into the Body.
SOON come the storms of the wrath of God in judgment. THEN sudden destruction. And in spite of all their carnal preparations, they will be unprepared for what comes upon the earth. In spite of ALL their worldly efforts, church men and women are actually OPPOSING themselves and DON'T know it. Objects of PITY are they indeed.
PITY the poor people who are in this last day ecumenical move, for they call it a move of God, when it is of Satan. God said how can two walk together except they be agreed on the Word? PITY those who do not know the CURSE of organization. PITY those who have so many beautiful churches, lovely parsonages, grandly trained choirs, a show of wealth and such a sedate and reverent form of worship. PITY them, don't envy them. BACK to the old store buildings, to LESS of the world and MORE of God. PITY those who make their great claims, and talk about their gifts. FEEL for them as objects of PITY, for soon they will be objects of WRATH.
'They are POOR', SPIRITUALLY poor. The sign of this Age as it CLOSES, is bigger and better churches, with more and more people, with more and more manifestation of what is SUPPOSED to be demonstrations of the Holy Ghost. But the gifts of the Spirit in operation, and remarkable attendance is NOT the answer from God, for those who come to the altars seldom stay to go on with God.
After these great campaigns have FINISHED, where ARE all those who came down the aisles? They heard a man, they listened to an appeal, they came into the net, but they were NOT fish, NOT His elect, and turtle-like they crawled back to their own waters.
Then there is all this talk about the glossalalia, or tongues. It is SUPPOSED to be the evidence of the Baptism of the Holy Ghost, and people are thinking that we are in the midst of a great revival. But they are DECEIVED, the revival ended in 1957, and the tongues are God's sign of impending DISASTER, even as they were when they appeared upon the wall at Belshazzar's feast. The ONLY revival in THIS day is in the heart of the Bride as She recognizes HER day and ITS Message and separates from denominational teaching unto Christ the Word (Matthew 25:6; Revelation 18:7).
Don't you know that many are going to come in the last day saying, 'Lord, Lord, haven't we done many wonderful works in Thy Name, even to the casting out of devils'? And He will say, 'DEPART from Me, ye that work INIQUITY. I never knew you' (Matthew 7:22-23). Jesus said they were workers of INIQUITY.
INIQUITY is doing what you KNOW to be wrong.
'You are blind and naked'. They BELIEVE they are Christians but they are SPIRITUALLY blind, and spiritually NAKED. Do you remember when Elisha and Gehazi were surrounded by the army of the Syrians? Elisha smote them blind by the power of God. Yet their eyes were WIDE open and they could see where they were going. The blindness was peculiar in that they could see CERTAIN things, but certain OTHER things such as Elisha and the servant and the camp of Israel they could NOT see. What this army COULD see did not avail for them. What they did NOT see brought on their captivity.
This means to us exactly what it meant back there in the earthly ministry of Jesus. He TRIED to teach them truth, but they would NOT listen. John 9:40-41, 'And some of the Pharisees which were with Him heard these words, and said unto Him, Are WE blind also? Jesus said unto them, If ye WERE blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We SEE; therefore your SIN remaineth'.
SIN is unbelief in the revealed Word of God.
The attitude of this age is EXACTLY what it was then. People have it all. They know it all. They CANNOT be taught. 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.
Now I want to ask a fair question. Can Scripture fight Scripture? Does the Bible contradict the Bible? Can there be two doctrines of truth in the Word that say the OPPOSITE or OPPOSE the other? NO. IT CANNOT BE SO. Yet how many of God's people have their eyes open to that truth? Not even one percent as far as I know, have learned that ALL Scripture is given by God and ALL is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction in righteousness.
If all Scripture IS so given then given a chance, every verse will dovetail. But how many believe in predestination unto election and reprobation unto destruction? Will those who DON'T, listen? No, they will NOT. Yet BOTH are in the Word, and NOTHING will change it. But to LEARN about it and RECONCILE the truth of those doctrines with other truths that SEEM to oppose, they will NOT take the time. But they STOP their ears, and GNASH with their teeth, and they lose out.
God says they are naked AS WELL as blind. I can't imagine anything as TRAGIC as a man who is blind AND naked and does NOT know it. There is only ONE answer - he is out of his mind. He is ALREADY deep in oblivion. His faculties are GONE, spiritual amnesia has set in.
God promised a PROPHET to the church at the END of the Laodicean Age, but they were blind to all that he is, and did, and said. They were SO sure they were right and in their BLINDNESS they will lose it all. Calloused and BEYOND hope, they glory in what is ACTUALLY their shame. Defiant against the Word, yet ONE day they shall be JUDGED by it and PAY the PRICE of its awful indictments.
The resurrection of the New Testament saints will pattern after the resurrection of the Old Testament saints. SOON cometh the earthquake.
People TODAY will not heed the warning to LEAVE the denominational walled cities and come INTO Christ, anymore than the apostate Jews heeded Jesus' warning to COME OUT of Jerusalem and its traditions. They are MEN-pleasers. And as those Jews were SLAUGHTERED when the armies of Titus breached the city walls, so will these perish in the wrath of God that follows the earthquake.
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We don't have time to discuss any of the subjects in detail, but some interesting person was suggesting Jesus lived in India, which is impossible. Under the Old Covenant, God was only dealing with an election from and within Israel. The correspondent pointed to similarities between Krishna, Christ and their virgin births, not realizing that every ancient nation holds the SAME beliefs because Scripture is written in the stars. God's first Bible was the stars. The prophecies portrayed have just been misinterpreted, as the different mythologies developed further away from the truth. Another suggested Christians are sinners, which is IMPOSSIBLE, for those who are born of God CANNOT commit sin, as they are IN the faith, and sin is UNBELIEF in the revealed Word, or DENIAL of the faith (I John 3:9). The 'original sin' is frequently a topic as very few understand it. One correspondent of 83 wrote condemning homosexuality, a 73 year-old user tried to persuade me Christians must observe a sabbath day, and a correspondent from San Francisco informed us about Civil actions brought against people who assist homeless citizens with food aid, leading to the arrest of some 735 volunteers.
The coming New World Order is always an active topic and there are generally several articles exposing corruption in Australia or the United States. There has been some discussion recently of the writings of Malachi Martin, a former Jesuit and professor at the Vatican's Pontifical Biblical Institute, and I suppose he could be described as an important element in Pope John Paul's propaganda machine.
For your education, I recommend you read 'The Keys of This Blood'. Martin's well-informed writings focus upon the geopolitics of the Millennium endgame and describe the contest between Communists, International Jews, and the Roman Catholic church for control of the NWO. As a Catholic he views this power-play from the natural perspective. Bible students know Rome will rule the NWO, but this NWO our present Federal Government is working so hard to introduce will not come in until AFTER the end of the Gentile dispensation.
It is LATER than you think. Christians seek no visible continuing city on earth, but a City whose builder and maker is God. We know there can be no peace until the Millennium, AFTER the destruction of all life on earth.
This is a sample of thousands of messages we receive each week.
It's wonderful to read of the heroes of faith, the Miracles of Jesus, and what God did in ages past. But what is He doing now?
God is only making epistles of the PRESENT Truth. We MUST recognize OUR day and ITS Message because as Christians, we can only manifest the Word He is fulfilling NOW.
When we can see the PRESENT Truth coming to pass in OUR lives, we have found OUR position in the Body of Christ. We KNOW we are born again and sealed to the day of our redemption. radio002.html
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