One must ask, "what does it take to actually be saved and enter the Kingdom of God?" Some believe they are saved Christians because of where they were born. Most believe think that by signing a membership form, at their divided steeple house system, will gain them the Kingdom. Some believe that they will suffer for awhile and then be released from a fire in the pit and then, in time be allowed into the Kingdom. Most "think" if the do the basics >>>>>> attended the divided systems of men on Sunday mornings, Wednesday nights and pay their tithes, along with joining the system and submitting to the "anointed leadership", they will be able to walk through the Gates of the Kingdom of God. We understand that many of the co-called Christian cults think they are the only ones who will escape hell and judgment.
It is also written:
1 Timothy 4 King James Version (KJV)
4 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
This is what we have been proclaiming for decades, Yes, the majority have "departed from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits". Many tell me that they know something is wrong in their steeple house. They are afraid to leave. The blinded priestcraft have taught them that if they depart, their salvation is also departed.
We all understand that the anti-christ spirit has invaded our schools, all of them. We see that spirit in politics and even in our entertainment upon our computers and our t.v. sets. We see the demonic coming out in almost every movie coming from Hollywood and we see the takeover of witchcraft from Disney. WHY OH WHY CAN WE NOT DISCERN THE TAKEOVER WITHIN THE THOUSANDS OF STEEPLE HOUSES? How do we, who are outcasts from the systems of men and demons, warn the good people to flee the coming judgments? How do we promote revival, repentance, and spread the Word of the Lord when the people are asleep upon their pews? This is why the narrow way of Life, that narrow pathway to His Kingdom, is found by only a remnant from mankind. How will we wake the ones who have their eyes closed and their ears plugged?
I noticed a lighted up Christmas tree in our development. The two perverts who live there think they are married. Yes, degenerates can legally get married these days and they have their tree to celebrate Christmas. They may have been married at a local s.h. by Rev. Mary and they may even be members of her blinded assembly. The people in that assembly may even rejoice over their demonic union. Great losses are coming and there are thousands of doors which enter into hell but only One Door that enters into the Kingdom. Jesus said "I am the Door".
Well SS, I am on the edge of typing a flaming pen, warning the Luke warm believers to return to their First Love and without true repentance, hell will receive them later. jmo Jim
Galatians 5:19-21 King James Version (KJV)
19 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: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
I copied one of your posts on the city of Paradise:
"I Guess They Have Paradise Completely Shut down" and of course, a double meaning. The Paradise in California has burned as the blinded citizens have rejected the real "Paradise" from Hollywood/Disney/MSM and the perverted gatherings of the anti-christ citizens. They have been trying to close down the real "Paradise" from the beginning, without any success. Jim
Long ago, we taught a message on Matthew 23:13. It was the religious leaders of that era, the ones who were the guides to the blinded sheep, that were the real problem:
13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.
They were the ones who closed off, shut up, the Kingdom against men not going in themselves, and did not have the insight to help others to go in. How is it any different today? Jim
Just watched the Left Behind series made back in 90's. Great drama, but I wonder if that is really the way the "Rapture" happens. Though the Bible doesn't mention the Rapture anywhere it only speaks of being "Caught Up" and taken to Heaven.
1 Thessalonians 4:17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
Would love a commentary on this......Believers staying or going? Transforming and staying behind with the non-believers? Where do fit in with the Tribulation time?
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Matthew 24 kjv
The believers have been so deceived that they cannot even read the many scriptures, having been given an alternative view of the Truth. Everywhere we look, the wicked are removed and the believers inherit the earth, just as in the days of Noah. Enoch, Chapter 1, also takes this view.
It is difficult to :
"gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other" if they had departed seven years earlier. Yes, after still means after, even after 2000 years.
BOOK OF ENOCH
I-V. Parable of Enoch on the Future Lot of the Wicked and the Righteous
1. The words of the blessing of Enoch, wherewith he blessed the elect and righteous, who will be living in the day of tribulation, when all the wicked and godless are to be removed.
A temple that is within.
When I was going to church every Sunday and serving in the altar I always wondered why we could only be with god at 'church'. Before I finished my teen years the answers had come. I note that breaking bread together is one of the common formats of sharing the Kingdom of the Lord our god.
We'll need to do that again when we get together.
someone asks us where we "go to church", we instantly know they have missed the entire direction, given to the people of God, being the Temple, and not a building. That however, is only the tip of the iceberg as to our never understanding nor moving in the direction of His Kingdom. Jim
Most really do not understand the basics of being a born again believer, becoming part of the Church, having Christ enter within, but even a child can enter in and quickly. I told the story before, when N., one of my granddaughters, was about 4 years old. I was teaching, at the assembly, being the Church, at a local home, on receiving Christ. When the meeting was over, N. came to me and said: "Poppy, I went into the kitchen and did what you said. I asked Jesus to enter into me and when I did, I felt Him enter". Yep, 4 years old. She knew, right then that she had changed and she still is walking close to the Lord and loves to pray with the sick. She is in her 2nd. year of college and she says the students are just nuts with their modern concepts. Oh what a witness she is for the Lord.
8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. (Romans 8)
So reader, why not reach out to Christ, asking Him to enter within your temple, your body, and the inner life will be altered forever, a real "born again" happening. Jim
I heard this long ago and remember it most when interacting with Mormons......"The difference between Christianity and Religion is that all other religions are about man trying to reach up to God. Christianity is about God reaching down to man"..... Ever notice that all religions have their first book of choice with the Bible on the side right next to Jesus. So many people lost putting their faith in flesh, man. People say Christians are brainwashed. That's ok at least I know who's washing my brains. One book, Only Living God, nothing to lose for believing and everything to lose for not.
A little brushing up on John 3:16 doesn't hurt sometimes.
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Amos 8 King James Version (KJV)
8 Thus hath the Lord God shewed unto me: and behold a basket of summer fruit.
2 And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said the Lord unto me, The end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more.
3 And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord God: there shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth with silence.
4 Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,
5 Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?
6 That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?
7 The Lord hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works.
8 Shall not the land tremble for this, and every one mourn that dwelleth therein? and it shall rise up wholly as a flood; and it shall be cast out and drowned, as by the flood of Egypt.
9 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord God, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day:
10 And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day.
11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord:
12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it.
13 In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst.
14 They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say, Thy god, O Dan, liveth; and, The manner of Beersheba liveth; even they shall fall, and never rise up again.