For those who like their Scripture interpreted truthfully, as opposed to the hysteria, myths, fables, wild speculations and outright end-times deceptions foisted on them by others who are pursuing nationalistic, political, personal or outright Satanic agendas and who also deny the fullness of Christ's blood sacrifice offered on the cross once for all (by trying to re-establish temple sacrifices, etc):
How refreshing to just see what the Bible actually says, vs all the nonsense man claims it says.
e.g. "It is futile to apply the predictions of Matthew 24 to our own historical framework (see Jackson, 1998). Is it not strange that Christ, who gave these signs, did not know when the “end” would be (Matthew 24:36), yet modern “prophets” can read them and provide us with a precise schedule? How superior they must be to our Lord!"
The beginning of the end of days began at the Cross. The Church age and the giving of Gifts to men, began in full swing at Pentecost. The mandate given to all those who believed was shown in Mark Chapter 16, "go into all the world and these signs will follow those who believe". The Holy Spirit was given to the Church, those who had received Him within, at Pentecost and the divided steeple house systems of blinded/controlled men have been rejecting Him from the beginning.
The enemy has invaded the systems of men from the secular to the religious. Millions of fiat bucks have been obtained by those who sell their end times books and tapes, and those who proclaim that their steeple house system are the only ones going to heaven. Man has set up their own holy places, holy lands, holy books, holy buildings, holy men and women, and even holy water while lacking the understanding that the only place that is Holy is where Christ resides.
While all of this transpires, over the last 2000 years, the true prophets of the Lord, the real Church, the called out ones are rejected by the blinded systems who persecute and kill the ones who truly see. We see the state of ruin on the t.v. sets on Sunday mornings and the gathering of thousands to hear the fleecer's of the Flock of God as they lead the many into the pit set by the enemy. Oh how there will be a great weeping in the last day as the many will wonder why they are outside of the gates of the Kingdom, fellowshipping with the five foolish virgins.
Better off is he who learns to do that which the Lord has placed before him every day than he who studies the rotation of the stars. jmo Jim
Well said. I liked this sentence in particular: "Man has set up their own holy places, holy lands, holy books, holy buildings, holy men and women, and even holy water while lacking the understanding that the only place that is Holy is where Christ resides. "
45 And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought;
46 Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.
The old temple , of the old blood covenant, had the invasion of the works of the enemy. The entire system had been infiltrated by those seeking profit from the sheep and there was not any prophets to drive out the death within the flock. The prophets were killed or ran out of the temple until Jesus showed them the truth and their ruined condition.
Today's temple, not made with hands, "Ye are the Temple", is also being invaded by the seekers of profit and like before, the majority have rejected those that have been sent. The billions of dollars have been spent on foolishness, stockpiling the wealth of nations, while the masses are hungry and this will be a witness against the assemblies in that day.
Yes, as before, "ye have made it a den of thieves"!
> The Bread of Life in Christ Jesus within or > a cup and wafer, served by the clergy, given to any and all.
> Living Water, given by the Lord to His Body, the Church, the House of God, the called out Ones or > so called "holy water" blessed by a man, a s.h. priest.
> The direct call of the Spirit of God, within the believer, set for the work ahead or > four years of bible college with a certificate, being ordained by men, sent into divided systems, teaching the doctrines and traditions of men.
> The Spirit of God within, received just as in the first fulfilled Feast of Pentecost, given to His Church, His Body or > receiving the sacraments of the steeple house including a slap from the bishop.
> Direct Revelations, given via the Spirit within or > the doctrines and traditions of mankind.
> Outcasts of the s.h. or the synagogue for being followers of Christ alone or> featured speakers on the circuit of divisions, the good old boy clubs of the blind.
> True Freedom, given as a Gift to the Church by the Lord Himself or > continual bondage to the systems and their traditions.
> Seekers of His Kingdom and His Righteousness first or > seekers of s.h. membership and their support while being lorded over, violating Matthew Ch. 20.
> The Body being the True Temple of God or > the wood and cold stone structures of men being the false holy place.
> Salvation by Faith or salvation by steeple house membership.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
Yes Jesus said: in Matthew 15:
7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Sorry, busy, busy week.
Dr P. Three thumbs up on post 1282. Salvation is of the Jews, yet he is not done with them yet.
“For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.” Matt 23:39.
He was addressing National Israel, those to whom He came, and rejected Him, so…. just when is this statement going to occur and be fulfilled? When are they going to say that collectively?
Ok, now post 1283…. You come off the rails here again here.
Sorry to be blunt, not much time to post so………
You better hope Christ is coming soon because if you live in America, which I suspect you do, we are in deep, deep trouble.
Dr. P, respectfully, study Babylon in scripture, we are the final manifestation and the revival of ancient Babylon found in Revelation 17 & 18, Jer 50 & 51, Isaiah 13, 14, 18, 47.
Babylon is a SYSTEM, a CITY and a NATION. She is all three. America is THE NATION Babylon the Great.
Sorry to pour water on everyone’s 4th of July celebrations for America, but one day soon, we are going to get nuked from sea to shining sea, in one hour, just like scripture says, and kind of like the anthem implies. Revelation, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Daniel, and Habakkuk tell us what will happen to the good old USA, and honestly….. we earned it and deserve it.
It’s not that God did not warn us, it’s all in the Word, all in the scriptures. We just don’t read it or believe it, and will not, as a nation and people REPENT.
It’s not that America could not be healed, it’s that we won’t. Too many false prophets, too many errant handlers of the Word of God to tell the truth to the people of this Nation what is right in front of us……. Judgement.
“We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies.” Jer 51:9.
We are at the end of this age. Even the unbelievers on this site see something BIG coming. No?
There is salvation in Christ for all.
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Rom 10:13
"Jesus answered, 'My kingdom is not of this world.'" - John 18:36
3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
Yes, oh yes, we have this "Treasure" in earthen vessels, our temple, our body and the world has been blinded to this event. Jim
Mankind had looked for freedom and independance from the beginning. There was great hope, even today, for those who came to America, seeking independance from kings, rulers, popes, and even taxes. Have we truly found our Freedom? He who the Son sets free, is free indeed! Jim
snippet: "One aspect of Jehovah’s providence is his international operation. He is “ruler over the nations” (Psalm 22:28), and civil powers rise and fall at his behest (Daniel 2:21; 4:35). The general rule seems to be, “righteousness exalts a nation” (Proverbs 14:34), but “nations that forget God” are consigned to Sheol, i.e., the region of the wicked dead (Psalms 9:17)."
That is a pretty good article above. Now lets shine the Light upon a real problem. On the one hand, the huge majority of believers, they are deeply involved in politics. The out of divine order called clergy, even pass out who to vote for and also state that the assembly needs to pray for that candidate.
An old story again: We were at an auction, long ago, and I ran into an old leader in FGBMFI. He said "Hay Jim, I found the answer". I had thought that he had found Christ as his Answer, the only True Answer. Nope: He was on a committee to get a Christian Governor elected in our left coast state. I was speechless! They were going to pray her in and she would be the answer for the healing of our state. Oh what blindness, nothing but "REPENTANCE" will begin to heal any nation/state upon this earth.
The Lord raises and lowers, places those in office, the good or the bad for His Own Purposes. Learn the lessons of Moses in Egypt and the pharaoh who was not a good man but used of the Lord to set the people of God free.
We do not dream of national gatherings where we will finally get our candidates in office but gatherings across the nation, tents or halls, local elder outside of the systems of men, preaching Jesus Christ and Him crucified while calling the assembly to repentance, returning to their first Love. Our Kingdom is NOT of this world but the assemblies do not understand that we are currently seated in Heavenly Places in Christ Jesus.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Daniel 2
20 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:
21 And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:
22 He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.
23 I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee: for thou hast now made known unto us the king's matter.
1. Virginia executed a convicted killer on Thursday, despite claims that he suffers from a delusional disorder and requests for clemency from mental health advocates, and 2., saying that they do not remember the sin. This line will be long and we see it forming, even today. jmo Jim
thanks for the comments. And Re: "On the one hand, the huge majority of believers, they are deeply involved in politics."
I believe it's even worse (way worse) than that statement, and referencing 2 Peter 2:1 as the continuation:
"But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves."
Even 99% (or more) of so called Christians and even Christian pastors today do not even know that their very own Lord and King Jesus Christ is RIGHT NOW ruling and reigning in heaven IN His "millennial" (1000 year symbolically stated) heavenly kingdom (which is not of this world).
Instead, as prophesied in 2 Peter 2:1 above, they spread and teach falsely destructive heresies that Christ's reign is still somewhere in the future in an earthly political worldly kingdom centered around some plot "of land" which no longer means anything whatsoever in Biblical importance, in these New Testament last days (specifically after A.D. 70), and teach that sacrifices need to be resumed in a new temple (thereby denying the blood of Christ)! Astounding!
I don't think they even realize their "citizenship" is in heaven!
May the light of truth start to shine on such erroneous (and blasphemous) nonsense and the false prophets and heresies specified in 2 Peter 2:1 be found out for what they are: heresies!
Yes, much could be stated as to the state of ruin within the divided/blinded assemblies. As you stated:
I don't think they even realize their "citizenship" is in heaven!
There are very few who actually understand that scripture. We can see the problems when we view the worldly ways of the sheep within their systems. Will the sheep even ever listen, when the Lord sends His prophets to their assemblies?
I do not know the answer to that. I have read of several who are members of clearly erroneous churches (e.g. 7th Day Adventists which have a litany of gross/bizarre errors in their teachings) who were truly saved.
I think the Lord is extremely gracious and to each gives mercy as warranted (Luke 12:48), probably mercy more abundantly than we can ever guess at this time.
However, for those who spread and teach these false errors and heresies, beware James 3:1!!
The Great Reset is coming. Everything that can be shaken will be. The religions of the world will fall in a heap, in a moment of time. Every eye will see Him and the many will finally see that they had listened to the false prophets of Satan. For the huge majority will awaken to the fact that they really did not know Him or His ways. The divided systems of men, will shake to their foundations and hopefully, that foundation will be Christ. Everything else, will burn in the fire. jmo