Thursday, January 19, 2023

We Are Living In 'The Twilight Zone' Of The End Times

2nd Timothy 3:13, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”

The Twilight Zone was a popular television series created by Rod Serling, which ran between 1959 to 1964. Sadly, by all indications Rod Serling (1924-1975) rejected Jesus Christ and according to the Holy Bible, went to Hell forever. Jesus plainly warned in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” The core of the New World Order (NWO) is an adamant rejection of the truth of Jesus Christ.

I am often reminded of The Twilight Zone as I hear the daily insanity in the news (local, national and world news). The world has become a large insane asylum. In particular, people just don't care anymore in first world nations (America, United Kingdom, Australia, China, Russia). And that indifference spreads like cancer, letting the poor starve to death in Africa. Palestinians lack water. North Koreans are cannibalizing their children to survive.

Immorality has infected the globe. I read today in the news that Over The Past 40 Years, Rape Has Increased 1,472% In SwedenGermany and Sweden are also being forced to tolerate millions of illegal immigrants flooding into their countries. Sweden is even considering a law forcing its citizens to house illegal aliens. Time would fail for me to mention all the insanity in the world today. A man can only handle so much insanity! Sometimes I have to walk away and don't listen to any news for a couple days.

Billions of people worship the Beast already. Hundreds-of-millions of AC/DC fans flash the El Diablo satanic hand-sign, showing their allegiance to the Beast (i.e., the coming Antichrist). We see allegiance to the Devil everywhere we turn in American culture. Even the 1984 New International Version (NIV) portrayed Jesus Christ as the Capstone (Antichrist) instead of the Chief Cornerstone (the foundation). I've been hearing in the news today that in Germany, Sweden and other nations, like the United States, illegal immigrants by the tens-of-millions are being forced into their cultures. The reason why is obvious if you understand the agendas of the architects of the New World Order (NWO), one of which is to destroy national sovereignty in favor of global government.
“No one will enter the New World Order unless he or she will make a pledge to worship Lucifer. No one will enter the New Age unless he will take a LUCIFERIAN Initiation.” —David Spangler, Director of Planetary Initiative, United Nations
All forms of individualism, national sovereignty, patriotism, faith in the God of the Bible (Christianity), moral conviction and religious exclusivism are the enemies of the NWO. For the appearing of the Antichrist to succeed, the whole world must be prepared to receive him, which means there must be a Global Godless Totalitarian Communist Police State!!! By breaking down all barriers of race, culture, country borders, religion and morality, the world's youth are becoming revolutionaries.

Listen to what Alice Bailey (1880-1949), a devil in disguise and mega false prophetess, foretold that youth would abandon organized religion and the Words of God in the Holy Bible. Interestingly, Bailey admits that the reason why youth will totally abandon religion and the Holy Bible is because of the quarrelling between their adherents. Now you know why Satan has published literally hundreds of different English Bible versions, and started thousands of new religions, to confuse everyone possible.

By creating umpteen counterfeit religions, churches and Bible to confuse today's youth, Satan has effectively driven them into apostasy. So now the world's youth are instead looking to the the Communist state, worldly ideologies and humanity itself for answers. God is out!


Occultist Alice Bailey said these disturbing words:
“The new world religion is nearer than many think, and this is due to two things: first, the theological quarrels are mainly over non-essentials, and secondly, the younger generation is basically spiritual but quite uninterested in theology. The intelligent youth of all countries are rapidly repudiating orthodox theology, state ecclesiasticism and the control of the church. They are neither interested in man-made interpretations of truth nor in past quarrels between the major world religions.

At the same time, they are profoundly interested in the spiritual values and are earnestly seeking verification of their deep-seated unvoiced recognitions. They look to no bible or system of so-called inspired spiritual knowledge and revelation, but their eyes are on the undefined larger wholes in which they seek to merge and lose themselves, such as the state, an ideology, or humanity itself. In this expression of the spirit of self-abnegation may be seen the appearance of the deepest truth of all religion and the justification of the Christian message.

Christ, in His high place, cares not whether men accept the theological interpretations of scholars and churchmen, but He does care whether the keynote of His life of sacrifice and service is reproduced among men; it is immaterial to Him whether the emphasis laid upon the detail and the veracity of the Gospel story is recognised and accepted, for He is more interested that the search for truth and for subjective spiritual experience should persist; He knows that within each human heart is found that which responds instinctively to God, and that the hope of ultimate glory lies hid in the Christ-consciousness.

Therefore, in the new world order, spirituality will supersede theology; living experience will take the place of theological acceptances. The spiritual realities will emerge with increasing clarity and the form aspect will recede into the background; the new emerging truths. These truths will be founded on the ancient realities but will be adapted to modern need and will manifest progressively the revelation of the divine nature and quality. God is now known as Intelligence and Love. That the past has given us. He must be known as Will and Purpose, and that the future will reveal.” [emphasis added]

SOURCE: Alice Bailey, The Externalisation of the Hierarchy, pp. 201-202
Most professed Christians today won't research the NWO, either because they are woefully ignorant, completely lazy, blatantly don't care, or have a sincerely held foolish conviction that such matters are not of concern to the new Testament Church. I care, and I'm not ignorant of the NWO, and I have diligently researched the matter, and I understand the Holy Bible to teach that it is every believer's duty to “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them” (Ephesians 5:11b).

By God's grace I am doing my best to wake other Christians up, but it seems that few are listening. I watch the hit counters for the great video sermons that I promote of the best Bible-preachers, and it is fortunate if 200 people watch them. Yet, some sleazy-satanic-sodomite-slut like Miley Cyrus sings a perverted song in shame, and she gets 100,000,000 hits on YouTube! Why should God bless America?

The Bible tells us in Revelation 12:12, “Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.” Time is short friend. If you've been following world events, you know that the Illuminati (Satan's architects of the New World Order) are working relentlessly to destroy national borders, sovereignty, individualism, parental authority, Christianity, honest capitalism, faith in God and all barriers of race, religion and culture. This is all necessary for the Devil to create a world system friendly to receive the Antichrist. It is happening!

I could share thousands of disturbing things with you showing the fall of our civilization, but here's one. Corporations today prioritize profits over people. They just don't care anymore if there's no money in it. Music for the most part died in 1972, becoming commercialized. It's all about money today. A quality decent song's video may receive 15,000 views, but if a singer curses and uses vulgar language, the song's video will receive 500,000 hits! A Bible verse comes to mind from Jeremiah 17:9, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”

And also, Romans 3:12, “They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.” Modern technology has allowed sinful mankind to go further down the wicked road they were already travelling. The world has always been a wicked place (1st John 5:19), because Satan is the god of this world (2nd Corinthians 4:4). Even so, come, Lord Jesus!

Thursday, December 8, 2022

What Is Our Blessed Hope?

The following helpful words are by Pastor Harry Ironside...

As we thoughtfully read the words of our Lord Jesus recorded in the early verses of John 14 and as we consider the teaching given in the Pauline epistles in regard to the hope of the church, it becomes increasingly evident that there is not the least hint that believers of this dispensation were to look forward to a long series of events preceding the return of the Lord Jesus to raise the dead in Christ and change the living and take them to Himself in the Father's house. This blessed hope is always presented as imminent, which it could not be if one had to suppose that the destruction and revival of the Roman empire, the rise of the antichrist, and the great tribulation, must precede that glorious event. Yet there are other scriptures that distinctly show, as we have seen, that there will be saints on the earth when these conditions prevail. But I trust it has already been made clear that they will not belong to the church, the body of Christ.

There are in fact two distinct stages of our Lord's return presented in the New Testament. He is coming for His saints; this is the rapture that precedes the great tribulation. And He is going to be manifested with all His saints when he descends to exercise judgment on those who have persisted in rejecting His grace; this is when He will establish His glorious kingdom to reign in righteousness over this world. In other words, while the Old Testament and the four gospels, together with other scriptures, plainly predict Christ's second coming to establish His kingdom on this earth, it is part of the mystery hidden from past ages that when He comes He will have with Him a bride to share His throne, as well as a host of other redeemed saints from all past dispensations in His train. This is looked on as a visionary interpretation by many, and the attempt has been made again and again to show that this view, which is often called the futurist theory, was originated by Spanish Jesuits in order to turn away opprobrium from Rome. But the fact of the matter is that the Jesuit writers in question, Alchzar and Ribera, simply set forth what was taught with more or less clearness by some of the church fathers in the first three centuries of the Christian era, and was lost sight of later.

Others again have tried to put the stigma of demonism on the precious truth that the Lord may return at any time to take His saints to be with Himself preceding the great tribulation, endeavouring to link this with certain theories taught by the late Edward Irving and his followers in the early part of the nineteenth century. But anyone at all acquainted with Irving's teaching can see how truly false this is. From the time when long- neglected prophetic truth came again into prominence there was a great deal of confusion regarding the two aspects of the Lord's return mentioned above. But eminent Bible teachers who weighed all the scriptures carefully and prayerfully before God were led to see the distinction between the church as the body of Christ and the saints of a coming age. These saints would be witnesses for the Lord in the time of the tribulation and would share with Him in the manifested kingdom. The more carefully these views have been examined by men of God dependent on the teaching of the Holy Spirit through the word, the more they have been seen to be distinctly in harmony with divine revelation.

In recent years, particularly following World War I, there has been a recrudescence of post-tribulationism, brought about largely by the fact that so many stirring events have taken place which seem to foreshadow the actual conditions that will prevail during the time of Jacob's trouble. Already the Roman empire seems in process of revival. The rise of dictatorship gives us to understand how readily the great world ruler of the coming day will forge his way to the front and be acclaimed as the very representative of God himself. The return of thousands of Jews to Palestine, involving the rehabilitation of that land, is certainly preparing the way for the very events depicted in the prophets and by our Lord Himself, which are to take place in the last days.

All of these things and many others that might be added, seem to have swept some dear brethren away from their moorings. Losing sight of that blessed Hope, they are now fixing their attention on events, rather than on the Person Who is coming. The effect of this is not a healthy thing. It results in occupying the heart and mind with earthly things instead of with the coming Saviour. It has led many to think that perhaps we are entering even now into the great tribulation - perhaps we are actually through the greater part of it and are just waiting for the revelation of the antichrist and then the Lord's actual descent to the Mount of Olives and the establishment of the kingdom.

But the very fact that we see conditions shaping themselves for tribulation times should only lead us to realize the nearness of our hope. At any moment now the Lord may descend from heaven to raise the dead and change the living, and then will come the dark days predicted in both Testaments for apostate Israel and apostate Christendom.

Another view that has clouded the faith of many is what is commonly known as the partial or firstfruits rapture. This, however, is in plain contradiction to the testimony of the Holy Spirit given through the apostle Paul and our blessed Lord Himself. The Saviour made no distinction among His heavenly people when he said, "If I go...I will come again and receive you unto Myself." He had just foretold the defection of Peter, but He did not even hint that unless Peter is restored he will have no part in the heavenly Father's house. In fact, our Lord addressed Himself particularly to Peter when He said, "Let not your heart be troubled." He of course had made provision for the restoration of the soul of his disciples, as He does for all of us; but He gave no suggestion that any would be left behind when He would return for His own. In the epistles the rapture is seen to be all-embracing. We read: "They that are Christ's at His coming."

We do not read that they are eminently faithful, nor that they speak with tongues, but simply that "they that are Christ's." And again, in 1 Thessalonians, we have the statement, "We which are alive and remain shall be caught up together." There are no distinctions made between mature and immature Christians in these words. If other scriptures are cited which seem to indicate that some will not be ready when the Lord comes, a careful examination of the context will show that in each instance the reference is to the coming of the Son of man at the end of the great tribulation, and not to the descent of the Lord to the aid to receive the saints of this dispensation and past ages to be with Himself in the Father's house.

Therefore it may be confidently affirmed that neither post-tribulationism nor partial rapture theories are taught in the word of God. It seems perfectly evident that the blessed Hope is intended to be the daily expectation of the believers, which could not be if certain events had to take place before its fulfillment.

Moreover, if I put anything in my thinking between the present moment and the return of the Lord, I am losing what is of infinite value in connection with my personal walk and Christian experience. "Every man that hath this Hope in him purifieth himself even as he is pure." I know of nothing that is so effectual in controlling the heart and mind of the believer, so that his one aim and object will be to walk in holy separation to the Lord Himself, as the thought that at any moment He Who has redeemed us may return and take us to the Father's house. One may hold certain intellectual views of the second coming of Christ, even the view of the pretribulation rapture, and not be practically sanctified thereby. But if this hope holds me, it cannot but result in increased personal piety.

Then too we need to remember that it is at the return of the Lord for His saints that He will go over our record as servants when we stand before the judgment seat of Christ. At that time, we are to be rewarded according to the deeds done in the body, and our place in the coming kingdom indicated. It is then that the crowns of reward are to be distributed, and in this connection it is significant to note that in the book of Revelation, we see the twenty-four elders crowned and enthroned around the central throne of God and of the Lamb (Revelation 4 and 5), before the solemn judgments begin to fall on the earth. Almost all futurist interpreters are agreed that in chapters 6-19 of Revelation, we have the great tribulation period. It is then that the wrath of the Lamb and the wrath of God will be poured on the habitable earth, and Satan will be cast down from the heavenlies, having great wrath, knowing that his time is short.

These are the circumstances of the great tribulation. We are looking for Christ as our deliverer from the wrath to come. Whatever view we may take of the symbolic elders, whether we think of them as twenty-four individuals, or as representing the entire heavenly priesthood, which to me is clearly the true interpretation, there is this to bear in mind; they are seen crowned in heaven before the judgments begin. Consider these facts: the tribulation period does not begin until the Lamb receives the seven-sealed book and breaks the seals. But the Lamb does not receive the book until crowned saints are seen in heaven. No saints have yet received their crowns, nor will there be crowned saints in heaven until the Judgment Seat of Christ is past. The apostle Paul declares definitely that the crown of righteousness will be given to him and to all who love Christ's appearing in that day; this is the day of the manifestation following our Lord's return for His saints. Therefore it seems plainly evident that the great tribulation cannot possibly begin until after the rapture of the church.

There is much more that might be said, but I leave the matter here, commending the entire subject to the spiritual judgment of the people of God, feeling assured that the more carefully this matter is weighed, the clearer it will be that the church, the body of Christ, is not to look forward to a time when the wrath of God will be poured out on this world, but is to live in daily expectation of the Lord's return to take us to be with Himself before the time of grief begins.

May it be our privilege to search the scriptures daily concerning the truth of these things, and to live in the power of that blessed Hope.

Praise God for our blessed Hope, Jesus Christ.

[Dr. Harry Ironside (1876-1951), a godly Fundamentalist author and teacher for many years, served as pastor of Chicago's Moody Memorial Church from 1930-1948]

Sunday, December 4, 2022

The Marriage Supper Of The Lamb

QUESTION: 0231

The Marriage Supper of the Lamb! Exactly what is it?

By Pastor Max D. Younce

Question:

Please give me some information concerning the Marriage of the Lamb as described in Rev. 19:7-9? I would really appreciate it. Thank you.

Answer:

A. I will begin with Verse 7 which states, “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.”

The Bridegroom, referred to as the “Lamb” is none other than the Lord Jesus Christ. John 1:29 tells us that, “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”

John’s reference to the “Lamb of God”, of course, reminds us of how our Savior shed His blood upon Calvary as payment for our sins. Peter in his first epistle, 1:18,19 describes this perfectly. “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers.” (V. 18). “But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and with spot.” (V.19).

(1). The Bridegroom in Relation to Israel: Had Israel, as a nation, accepted Christ as their long prophesied Messiah, then He (the Bridegroom) would have taken Israel as His wife and established the Kingdom at that time.

(2). In Mark 2:19,20, when the Scribes and Pharisees were finding fault with Christ’s disciples because they did not fast, the Lord stated in Verse 19, “Can the children of the bride chamber fast, while the bridegroom (Christ) is with them?”

Then in Verse 20, He speaks about His ascension back to Heaven as the marriage and the Kingdom would be put on hold. "But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, then shall they fast in those days." The reason is explained by John 1:11. “He (i.e., Christ, the bridegroom) came unto his own (Israel to reign with Him as his wife) and his own received him not.”

Therefore there is no unity of marriage, as Christ returns to Heaven (Acts 1:4).

(3). Who is the Bride? As one studies Hosea, Ezekiel and Isaiah, we find that all three great prophets address Israel as the WIFE of Jehovah. Israel is also referred to as the BRIDE in John 3:29. John the Baptist speaking states, “He (Christ) that hath the bride (Israel) is the bridegroom: But the friend (John the Baptist) of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: This is my joy therefore fulfilled.

(4) The Wife (Israel) rejects the Bridegroom (Jesus Christ). As the Old Testament prophets state, Israel is the forsaken wife of Jehovah, embodied by Christ in human flesh. Because of Israel’s idolatries and her adulteries and her rejection of her Bridegroom (Christ), she is an alienated wife. She will, in the future, be restored and reign with Christ in the Kingdom forever. (Ezekiel 36:16-38).

(5) The wife of the Lamb in Revelation 19:7. “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come and his WIFE (bride) hath made herself ready.”

The "wife", or Bride, is not Israel but rather the Church; i.e., all Christians from Pentecost to the Rapture, a time known as the Dispensation of Grace. It is the Spiritual Body of Christ (I Corinthians 12:13).

When Israel, as the wife of Jehovah, is restored she will not be considered a bride, as no restored wife is ever referred to as a VIRGIN. But in Revelation 19, we find the wife (bride) is a virgin. The word of God in II Corinthians 11:2 speaks concerning the church: “...I have espoused you to one husband (Christ), that I may present you as a chaste VIRGIN to Christ.”

Further, in Ephesians 5:30-32, the Word of God states, “For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning CHRIST AND HIS CHURCH.”

Therefore, the Bride married to our Lord is the Church made up of every saved individual.

B. Examining Revelation 19:7,8.

(1). (V.7a) “For the marriage of the Lamb is come.”

A marriage constitutes the living together. The beginning of Christ’s (the Bridegroom’s) marriage to the church positionally and practically occurs at the Rapture and will continue throughout eternity. What a wonderful marriage this will be at the Rapture. The Bride will never sin against the Bridegroom throughout eternity. Just as Christ did not possess a sinful nature, neither will the Christian. We will have a new body at the Rapture (i.e., the marriage), void of the old nature we inherited from Adam. Philippians 3:20 explains, “For our conversation (Greek “ citizenship”) is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, Who shall CHANGE our VILE BODY, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body....”

In I Corinthians 15:53 we are told concerning our new bodies; “For this corruptible (bodies that have died) must put on incorruption” (sinless bodies that will never die) and this mortal (those alive at the Rapture) must put on immortality (sinless bodies that will never die).”

“And so shall we ever be with the Lord.” (I Thessalonians 4:17).

(2). (V.7b). “And his wife hath made herself ready.”

This event takes place at the Judgment Seat of Christ in Heaven, after the Rapture. Always remember that Heaven is NEVER a reward, but a GIFT. Ephesians 2:8 makes this perfectly clear. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the GIFT of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

In Romans 5:15-17, salvation is described as a "GIFT" five (5) times. Rewards are given at this judgment for our faithfulness to Christ while living on the earth. Notice II Corinthians 5:10, For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.” (Also Romans 14:10-12).

In I Corinthians 3, which is addressing the Christian, our faithfulness and good works and/or our unfaithfulness and disgraceful works are described in Verse 12, “Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones (i.e., faithfulness and good works) or wood, hay, stubble; (i.e., a disgraceful life).”

Now in Verse 14 concerning the gold, silver, precious stones in Verse 12 we are told, “If any man’s work abide (i.e., are pleasing unto the Lord) which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.”

In Verse 15 we have the results of living a disgraceful life, described as “wood, hay, and stubble” in Verse 12. “If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: (i.e. of rewards) but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.”

With this judgment in mind, we can now continue.

(3.) (Revelation 19:8) “And to her (the Bride) was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the RIGHTEOUSNESS of the Saints.”

In Christ’s time, there were many people who wore an inner garment and an outer garment. In Matthew 5:40 we have this verified. “And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat (Greek “chiton”, “inner garment”), let him have thy cloak (Greek “himation,”, “outer garment”) also.”

The Roman world, as was their custom wore two robes. The inner robber was called a TUNIC and the outer robe, which was loose fitting, was called a TOGA. The inner garment in Revelation 19:8 is in reference to the righteousness of the saints. The inner, white robe is for every Christian, showing they have the righteousness of Christ given to them for their faith. “For he hath made him (Christ) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the RIGHTEOUSNESS of God in him.”

The inner robe is for salvation. Both garments are referred to in Revelation 3:4,5. Notice carefully that Verse 4 is speaking of our works, or our faithfulness to the Lord. This outer white garment, the TOGA is the same as that in Revelation 19:8. “Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in WHITE: for they are worthy.”

Notice Verse 5, which is speaking of Salvation and the inner white garment that every Christian will wear. He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in WHITE raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life...” This is the inner garment of Salvation, the TUNIC. How wonderful it will be to see every Christian that makes up His bride wearing their beautiful white robes of righteousness, known as the TUNIC.

This will not be so concerning the TOGA, the outer robe. This will be made in the likeness of our faithfulness in serving the Lord.

Dr. Lehman Strauss, that great Bible expositor and conference speaker gave his observation concerning Verse 8 as such. “That at the marriage each of us will be wearing the wedding garment of our own making.” How true this is. Can you picture with me for a moment, as we stand before Christ in Heaven. Here stand all Christians (His Bride) as he now calls each one to step forward. On one he places this beautiful outer white robe for their dedication and faithfulness to him. Others are left standing, no rewards, as all their works have burned up. They are saved “so as by fire,” as though they had escaped a burning house naked.

As a Christian, what kind of robe are you weaving for yourself? I Corinthians 15:58 is a promise from the Lord that we will be rewarded for our faithfulness to him. “Therefore my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is NOT IN VAIN in the Lord.”

May the words of this old song touch our hearts.
“Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face.
And the things of earth will go strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.”
(4). (Revelation 19:9) “And he said unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb...”

In Verse 7, we had the Marriage of the Lamb, the Church uniting and living with Christ, beginning at the Rapture. Now in Verse 9 we have the Marriage Supper, an additional event after the marriage. The supper is altogether different from the marriage. Three items will be addressed in this verse. They are “The supper,” and “The called” or guests, and “Where will it take place?”

C. The Marriage Supper

We would like to take notice first of all that this is NOT the reinstitution of the Lord’s Supper as given in I Corinthians 11. This ordinance was given to the Church (the Bride) to observe while on earth. This ordinance will consummate at the Rapture as the Church will be taken to Heaven. This is made clear from I Corinthians 11:26. “For as often as ye eat this bread and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death TILL HE COME.” The ordinance of the Lord’s supper ended with Christ’s coming and taking his Church (Bride) to Heaven.

The question has been proposed, “Who is going to be able to eat at this supper, since all Christians (the Bride) in Heaven will be in their resurrected bodies?” Remember, Christ ate in His resurrected body as we are told in Luke 24:42,43, “And they gave him (Christ) a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. And he took it and did eat before them.

We might also be thrilled to know that God has made it possible that the saints will be able to enjoy eating many varieties of fruit, during the Millennium and throughout Eternity. Revelation 22:1,2 describes this. “And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb (V.1). In the midst of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.” (V.2).

The word “healing” is the Greek “therapeia,” meaning “health and enjoyment.” It does not give health in the sense of healing a person from being or becoming ill. Our resurrected bodies will never get sick or die. (Revelation 21:4). It will be healthy in the sense of feeling good by enjoying the privilege of eating all these varieties of fresh fruits. I am sure the Lord will have avocadoes, as they are one of my favorites.

Therefore, at the Marriage SUPPER of the Lamb we will, in our resurrected bodies, be able to feast and enjoy whatever the Lord has planned to serve.

(1). Where will this supper take place?

I am not aware of any Scripture that tells us for sure of the exact location of this supper. There are Scriptures that point in the direction, and indicate that our wedding feast may take place in the New Heavenly Jerusalem. Notice in Revelation 21:2, since the Church is the Bride of Christ. “And I John saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of Heaven, prepared AS a bride adorned for her husband.”

Here the beauty of the Holy City is likened unto a bride who beautifully adorns herself for her husband. Here, God reveals this beautiful city, which His Son, Jesus Christ, presents as a dwelling place for His Bride, the Church.

In Revelation 21:9,10, we are further told concerning this heavenly city, “And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither; I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife. (V.9). And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, THE HOLY JERUSALEM, descending out of heaven from God.” (V.10).

Could it be when the Lord shows His Church (the Bride) the New Jerusalem, that he will have the Marriage Supper within its confines? Wouldn’t it be wonderful, as we view this beautiful city approximately 1500 miles square, to then be invited in to sit with our Wonderful Savior and enjoy the Marriage Supper? This appears, from the foregoing Scriptures, to be a good possibility; but, only time will bear this out.

(2). (Revelation 19:9) The “Called” (guests), who are they?

By deductive reasoning, we can conclude that the guests will be those already in Heaven. Since the Marriage Supper probably takes place in the New Jerusalem in Heaven, earthly beings are exempt as I Corinthians 15:50 so clearly states: “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit corruption.”

This leaves, as the guests, all the saved from Adam and Eve up to Pentecost, plus the Tribulation martyrs, since the Tribulation Period is the completion of the Old Testament. Pentecost, of course, is the birthday of the Church and consummates at the Rapture.

(3). (Matthew 26:29) A feast on earth that is different from the marriage feast in Heaven.

“But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”

This was the Passover Feast for Israel on earth, not the Lord’s Supper for the Church in Heaven. A custom of the celebration of Passover by the Jews, even today, is to use four (4) cups at the feast. There was the Cup of Sanctification, which was passed around for everyone to drink of. The same was done with the Cup of Blessing, the Cup of Judgment, and the Cup of Communion. Christ would not drink of the Cup of Communion, as He knew Israel, as a nation, would reject him as their Messiah. Therefore, no communion as the earthly Kingdom would be put on hold, and the Church Age would be ushered in.

He will drink this Cup of Communion with the 12 Apostles and all the Old Testament Saints at the Passover Feast in the Millennial Kingdom. We are told in Matthew 8:11, “That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of (from) heaven.”

The “Kingdom from Heaven” is mentioned some 38 times, and only in Matthew, the Kingdom book. It is always in reference to Christ’s earthly Kingdom. In Luke 22 after describing the same Passover Feast, we are told in Verse 32, concerning the 12 Apostles, “That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom (i.e., on earth), and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”

Ezekiel, in Chapters 40-48, describes in much detail what will take place during the Millennium. We learn from Ezekiel 45:21 and other Scriptures, the Passover will again be observed.

“In the first month, in the fourteenth day of the month, ye shall have the Passover, a feast of seven days; unleavened bread shall be eaten.”

This is when and where Christ will drink the Cup of Communion with the redeemed that He had promised.

Remember, all the Old Testament saints now in Heaven will be the Bride’s guests and feast with the Church at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb in Heaven. Then, they will come back with Christ, receive their resurrected bodies and feast with Christ at the Passover every year throughout the Millennium.

(4). Abraham looked for the Heavenly city. Hebrews 11:10 tells us that, “For he (Abraham) looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.” This is a Heavenly city NOT an earthly city. Men build earthly cities; but, this one is built in Heaven by God. In Verse 13,, all of Abraham’s seed “confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.”

In Hebrews 11:16 we are told of them, “But now they desire a better country, that is, an HEAVENLY: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a CITY.”

In John 14:2 Christ stated that, “in my father’s house (Heaven) are many mansions (i.e., dwelling or abiding places)...” The only Heavenly City described in Scripture is the HOLY CITY, the New Jerusalem, in Revelation, Chapter 21. Abraham and his seed (saved Israel) will also have access to the Holy City along with the Bride (the Church).

It should be recognized that all the saved from Adam up to Pentecost are in Heaven now. When Christ ascended, He emptied all of the saved out of Paradise in the heart of the earth and took them to Heaven with him. (Ephesians 4:8-10). These are all in their spiritual bodies; but, not their resurrected bodies. They will receive their resurrected bodies when Christ returns to set up the Kingdom for 1,000 years; but, the Marriage Supper of the Lamb takes place just prior to that.

(5). Can one feast at the supper in their spiritual body?

From Luke 16:19-24, we have an unsaved, rich man who died and went directly to Hell (Greek “Hades”). In Verse 23 we are told, “And in hell he lift up his EYES being in torments.” In Verse 24, “And he CRIED and SAID...send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in WATER, and COOL MY TONGUE; for I am tormented in this flame.”

This man in his spiritual body has all the attributes he possessed in his earthly body. He had eyes to see, could talk, had feelings, a sensitive tongue, and etc. A Christian’s spiritual body possesses the same attributes; therefore, it seems only reasonable that they could eat and enjoy the feast the same as the Bride (Church) in their resurrected bodies.

(6). Angels will also be present at the supper.

In Hebrews 12:22 we have recorded, But ye are come unto Mount Sion, and unto the City of the living God, THE HEAVENLY JERUSALEM, and to an innumerable company of ANGELS.”

Can one imagine what it would be like to attend this supper, and be able to see and talk with Michael, the Archangel, Gabriel, the Seraphims, the Cherubims,, the Four and Twenty Elders and all the Heavenly Host? God has revealed to us in the Bible concerning the angels and their activities in serving Him. I think it very possible that God could extend to them the honor and privilege of serving all the redeemed (guests) and His Bride (the Church) at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

This is just a glimpse of what awaits the Christian as he enters into the presence of His Savior in Heaven. Much more could be written on this subject; but I hope this will give one some illumination concerning the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

To be included in this great supper, there is only one condition, belief; and only one way, Christ. In John 14:6 we are told, "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the FATHER, BUT BY ME.”

Jesus went to the cross, submitted His sinless life to death, as the payment for the sins of the world (i.e., every human being). If one sin had not been paid for, Christ would still be in the tomb. BUT, “Christ was delivered for our offences (sins), and was raised again for our justification.” (Romans 4:25).

Will you believe, with no reservations, that Jesus Christ loved you so much, that he died on the cross, was buried, and rose again the third day to pay for your sins personally. If you believe or disbelieve, John 3:36 reveals the result of your decision.

He that believeth on the Son (Christ) hath EVERLASTING LIFE: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; BUT the WRATH OF GOD ABIDETH on him.” (John 3:36).

All you have to do to be excluded from Heaven, the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, and spend eternity in Hell, IS NOTHING, just die in your sin of unbelief. I would strongly suggest that you make the wisest decision you will ever make in this life, and that is:

“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.” (Acts 16:31a)



(MP3 sermon by Pastor Curtis Hutson)

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Mockers In The Last Time

Jude 1:16-19, “These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage. But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.”

 Notice in Jude 1:17-18 that it was the Lord Jesus Christ Himself Who foretold of MOCKERS in the Last Days. The Greek word for “mockers” is empaiktes, which means “a derider.” To deride means: To laugh at, speak of, or write about dismissively or contemptuously. DEMONIC, ANTI-CHRIST READY, HATERS OF CHRISTIANITY! (Christians who stand are persecuted). America is in dire spiritual condition, filled today with mockers, scoffers and those who walk in their own ungodly lusts.

In the following MP3 clip, you'll hear Late Night TV comedian Conan O'Brien mocking the Holy Bible by scoffing at the reality and horror of Hell, bragging that he is going to Hell when he dies. Mr. O'Brien won't be laughing and making fun of th Lake of Fire when he is burning in the flames. Conan has also portrayed the Lord Jesus Christ on national television as a homosexual voyeur (a pervert who likes watching queers have sex) on his show. On one of his televised events, Conan O'Brien performed the wedding for a Jewish same-sex marriage between two men. This is utter wickedness!!!

The Lord said in John 7:7, “The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.” The Lord hates wickedness, but the evil world mocks Him by joking that He doesn't. Some people may contend that God has a sense of humor. That is true amongst His children when done appropriately, but there is nothing humorous about unsaved reprobates making fun of the Holy Scriptures, diminishing the awfulness of punishment in Hell, and portraying the Lord as a sexual pervert. Nothing is sacred to this spoiled generation. We live in an authoritiless generation where God is portrayed as a decrepit old man, and the Bible has been corrupted to read like a newspaper, and our churches have lost their authority because pastors are no longer using, memorizing and preaching the King James Bible. Corrupt new Bible versions will corrupt your church, guaranteed!!!

You're either a Christian or you're not a Christian. Most people are not. In the old days, even if someone was not a Christian, they still had respect for the Church and the man of God. It's very different these days. Today, the churches have lost their authority. Pastors don't preach anymore. Our churches are hotbeds of gossip, hypocrisy and apostasy. False prophets abound. Bless God, I didn't publish this website to preach some sermonettes to a bunch of Christianettes to go out and smoke their cigarettes! If you don't like that, Get right or die wrong!!!

All modern Bible versions have been corrupted by Satan. The Word of God is our milk and meat (our food). The Devil has given the churches spiritual food poisoning, and they've gobbled it up, asking for seconds! Because of greedy televangelists, many people no longer trust nor respect the Church. We've got a bunch of yellowbellied pastors in the pulpit who are afraid to mention Hell, fire and eternal damnation. They're afraid to preach against sin, daring not mention that it is sinful for women to wear pants in public.

You're not ever going to have a burden for souls or winning anybody to Christ until you get a divorce from the Devil, the flesh and the world. If you are a Christian and you sit in front of that nasty one-eyed idiot called a television, you are not going to have a burden for lost souls. People's minds are being ruined, going bad, disturbed. If the Lord tarries His return, violence will cover the face of the earth as it did in the days of Noah. Television is ruining people's minds and hearts!

I've been listening to sermons by Brother Lester Roloff this week and it has been such a blessing. In his awesome sermon titled, “JESUS IS LORD,” Brother Roloff quoted the following Scripture...
2nd Chronicles 36:16, “But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till there was no remedy.”
What a powerful Scripture! This describes America today! There is much mockery toward fundamental Baptist churches nowadays. Countless mainstream newsmedia outlets bash fundamentalist Baptist churches. The Bible says in 2nd Chronicles 36:16 that the wicked despise God's Words. They mock God's messengers... preachers!

Something that I've noticed in America is that the aggression and hatred against Christians by mockers is increasing. I found a website today called “KILL THE AFTERLIFE,” mocking Biblical Christianity. Clearly they are not Christians.

One Oregon man named Bobby Henderson, in an attempt to mock and discredit Biblical Christianity, started his own religion in 2005 called, “The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.” Here's some of what they teach...
Afterlife

The Pastafarian conception of Heaven includes a beer volcano and a stripper factory. The Pastafarian Hell is similar, except that the beer is stale and the strippers have sexually transmitted diseases.

SOURCE: Flying Spaghetti Monster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
How low can Americans go? I believe that the only reason God has spared our nation from judgment is because of the thousands of remaining faithful churches, most of which are Baptist. However, as the churches turn apostate and embrace false modern Luciferian Bibles, the heresy of Zionism, the false plan of Lordship Salvation, the worship the god of entertainment, God is removing His hand of blessing. The storm clouds are gathering, the handwriting is on the wall, and the dots are being connected.

Also, listen to the awesome MP3 sermon by Brother Roloff, “RUNNING SHORT ON AUTHORITY.”

Do you know what the cause of juvenile delinquency is? It's human parentage, that is, parents not training up their child “in the nurture and admonition of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4b). The Bible says that we were all born delinquent. We are all sinners by nature and by choice.

The more that I live down here on earth, the more I don't fit! Airplanes are nothing more than flying barroom's today. My friend, you will lose out as a Christian when you get adjusted down here. DON'T GET ADJUSTED!!! (an awesome MP3 sermon by Brother Lester Roloff).


2nd Chronicles 36:16, “But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till there was no remedy.”

Monday, October 31, 2022

The World And All The Works Therein Will Be Burned Up

2nd Peter 3:10, “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.”

The “DAY OF THE LORD” refers to the time period between the Abomination of Desolation (Matthew 24:15) until the end of the 1,000 year Millennium (2nd Peter 3:10). There are many Old Testament references to the “day of the Lord,” as a time of God's anger and wrath being poured out upon the earth. Zephaniah 2:3, “Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD's anger.” So the “day of the Lord” encompasses 1,003.5 years (1,000 year Millennium + last 3 1/2 years of the Tribulation period, called “The Great Tribulation”). I wouldn't argue the point, but this is the only logical conclusion if you compare Scripture with Scripture. I'll discuss this doctrine more in a moment, but first, the main point of my article.

Only What We Do for Christ Will Endure in Eternity

All of the music recorded in the world, secular and Christian alike, will be BURNED UP someday. All of the beautiful music, art, sculptures, architectural wonders, exquisite furniture, and masterpieces of mankind, will all be destroyed by God one day. IT WILL ALL BURN!!! So what does that mean to us? The Bible tells us:
2nd Peter 3:10-13, “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.”
God has already given us the answer. Knowing that everything in this world will one day be BURNED UP, we ought to live like it! Such a sobering thought ought to compel us as born-again believers, to maintain a holy manner of life, looking for and desiring the speedy return of our Lord. There is nothing wrong with wanting Christ to return sooner than later. We know from 2nd Peter 3:9 that the only reason God is delaying His return is so that more men will repent toward God and believe the Gospel.

NOTE: By the way, repentance is always “toward God,” never from sin, to be saved. That is exactly what Acts 20:21 teaches. Acts 20:21, “Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.” Anyone who teaches that you must repent by turning away from your sins to be saved is a false prophet. You get saved by turning toward Jesus Christ in faith to be saved. Obviously you need to turn “FROM” something in order to turn “TO” the Gospel. But that something you turn FROM is not what saves you, nor is it a requirement to be saved, as many false prophets claim these days. If you place your faith in Christ's sacrifice on the cross, as payment for your sins, believing that Jesus was buried and bodily raised up three days later, you are immediately, permanently and forever saved!!! The man who believes has also repented! This is why we find the words “believe” and “believed” mentioned 85 times in the Gospel of John (which was written to convince men to be saved - Acts 20:31), but the word “repent” is never mentioned even once! John 20:31, “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”

Biblically, as we just learned from 2nd Peter 3:11, we should be “LOOKING FOR” and “HASTING UNTO” the coming of the day of God. The word “hasting” means “speed, i.e., to urge on (diligently or earnestly); by implication to await eagerly.” Remember, this passage does not concern the Rapture or the Second Coming. This passage in 2nd Peter 3:9-13 speaks of the event, at the end of the Millennium, when the earth is renovated over with fire. The oceans will be burned up. Everything on this earth will dissolve in the intense heat. This is a remarkable passage of Scripture. It will be a whole new world and heavens, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Amen for that! We are supposed to look forward with eagerness to this time of cleansing and newness, wherein dwelleth righteousness. I can't wait! It sounds beautiful to me, and that is what God wants us to think.

As God's child, I am so sick and tired of this sin-cursed world full of wickedness. I am sick and tired of Satan being in charge of this evil world. I'm sick of seeing Illuminati symbols everywhere I turn; namely, the All Seeing Eye (which is seen extensively in Hollywood and the music industry), The Great Pyramid (look on the reverse of any U.S. one-dollar bill) and the Obelisk (e.g., The Washington Monument, which was also Nebuchadnezzar's golden 90' x 9' image). I hate all the corruption, filth and evil that permeates every nook and cranny of American society today. The world has become such a horrible place because of Satan and mankind's sin-nature. And it's not just America, the Bible says in 1st John 5:19b that “the whole world lieth in wickedness.” What a glorious day it will be when the whole world is “BURNED UP” and “THE WORKS THAT ARE THEREIN SHALL BE BURNED UP” (2nd Peter 3:10). God is going to purge the planet of man's filth, starting all over in RIGHTEOUSNESS!!! Amen, hallelujah, what a awesome time that will be!!!

The Holy Scriptures teach that as believers we ought to LOOK forward to this time, and even eagerly await for it with great HASTE.

Lot Hated the Wickedness He Beheld in Sodom

Abraham's nephew, Lot, in the Old Testament pitched (pointed) the door (opening) of his tent toward Sodom. Genesis 13:12, “Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.” Just one chapter later, in Genesis 14:12 we read “And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.” There is an important truth to be learned here, which is, long before we move into sin in our lives, our heart gets there first! Lot pitched the opening of his tent toward Sodom, because that's where his heart yearned to be. The next thing you know, Lot lived in Sodom, a city full of wickedness and perverted filth, and it destroyed his entire family.

NOTE: And also, as a side note, I'd like to go back and make a comment about living in big cities. Check and you will see, that the bigger the city, the more you'll find crime, evil, homelessness, gangs, drugs, indifference and all manner of wickedness. As a general rule, I think it is far better for parents to raise their children in a smaller city or town, or out in the country. I guarantee you that you'll find far more atheists and liberals in big cities, than you will living out in farmlands and rural areas. There's just something about the big city that elevates the spirit of man, and not God. Granted, there are many benefits to living in a bigger city (e.g., convenience, more restaurants, public services, businesses, entertainment, et cetera), which is why Lot moved there no doubt.

So often the decisions that we make adversely affect the lives of everyone around us, especially our own family and loved ones. Life in it's simplest form is nothing more than a series of decisions! That's why we need to saturate our daily life with the King James Bible and lots of Bible-preaching, to help us make the RIGHT decisions. That is exactly what Proverbs 3:5-7 teach us:
Proverbs 3:5-7, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.”
Just as Lot hated what he saw around him in Sodom, we feel the same today in the United States. Filth, homosexuality, perversion, dishonestly greed, substance abuse and immorality are everywhere!
2nd Peter 2:6-8, “And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds.”
That's exactly how we should ALL feel as Christians about wickedness!!! And to make matters much worse, false prophets exist everywhere, peddling corrupt Bible versions, teaching things they ought not for filthy lucre's sake, who have crept false doctrines into the churches, and religious people love to have it so! More than half of the 6,000 independent Baptist churches in America now embrace the satanic lie that a person must “turn away from sins” to be saved. They've got it backwards! You don't turn away from anything to be saved, you place your faith in the Good News (Gospel) of Christ crucified, buried and risen to be saved (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). Obviously, in order to turn “TO” Jesus, you must also turn “FROM” something. But turning from something is not a requirement to be saved, it is an integral part of TRUSTING the Savior. Ephesians 1:12-13, “That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise.” There you have it, we are saved simply by TRUSTING upon the Lord (the Gospel), which is what is means to BELIEVE.

Everything in This Life Will be Burned Up Someday

The Holy Bible teaches that at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, He will establish His millennial kingdom. We learn about this in Daniel chapter 2, in Nebuchadnezzar's dream of an image. Christ's return and Millennial kingdom is represented in the image by a stone cut out of a mountain without hands, which smashes all the kingdoms of mankind:
Daniel 2:44-45, “And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.”
After the 1,000 year Millennial reign of Christ, the Word of God teaches that the earth and all contained therein will be BURNED. I agree with Dr. Oliver B. Greene (1915-1976), who taught that BURNED doesn't mean the earth will disintegrate; but rather, it will be renovated with fire:
The last part of verse 1 tells us, “ . . . the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.”

This statement refers to Revelation 20:11: “ . . . from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away.” This dissolution (not complete annihilation) will take place through the melting process of fire (II Peter 3:10). The world and the works will be burned up, the elements will be on fire, the air will explode. When the new Heaven and earth come into being there will be no more sea, no more great oceans - restless, destructive, never calm or still. The great separating medium of the continents is essential to both animal and vegetable life now; but the sea will not be needed in God’s great new economy.

During the Millennium the sea will still be here . . . we read of nations, rivers, seas; but in the eternal ages there will be no need for a sea. The removal of the sea will give immense land surface exceeding greatly the surface of earth’s land today. There will be countless hosts of Gentiles and the entire nation of Israel who will dwell on the new earth.

Verse 2: “And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” Again John says, “I saw,” assuring us that he was there and he knows for sure what he is writing about.

The new Heaven and the new earth that John saw are not described; however, the Pearly White City is described in minute detail.

There is no doubt in my mind that the earth will be a magnificent place - one giant garden of flowers, shrubs and everything that an eternal God can and will provide to make life complete and abundant. The new earth will be one giant paradise (the word means “Garden of Pleasures”). God has no joy in the death of the wicked; it is not His will that men suffer. He has great joy in blessing His people, and no good thing will He withhold from them who love Him, serve Him and walk with Him.

SOURCE: Dr. Oliver B. Greene, The Revelation Of Jesus Christ, 1963
With this great truth in mind, knowing that the world and all that exists therein will be BURNED UP someday, we ought to spend the bulk of our time, resources and efforts laying up treasures in eternity:
Matthew 6:19-20, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
This life will be over before we know it. How sad and tragic that the average pastor today is more concerned about his next paycheck than he is about loving people and contending for the faith. The average pastor doesn't care about THE TRUTH, for if he did he would never allow two or more Bible versions to exists in his church congregation. You show me a man who uses both the Textus Receptus (King James Bible) and the Alexandrian manuscripts (all modern Bible versions) and I'll show you a man who is sinfully compromised, unreliable in his teachings and ought not be allowed behind any pulpit. God wrote one Bible, not two! The Alexandrian texts are corrupt as can be! Only the Textus Receptus (or majority Text) is trustworthy, upon which our beloved King James Bible is based.

Beware of Phony Pastors Lurking in Many Baptist Churches Today

The average pastor today is a sinful respecter of persons, shunning away those who make him feel uncomfortable. Romans 14:10, “But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.” I know a group of local Baptist pastors on Guam who won't even let me visit their church, because they are compromised, cowards and Christless. Christ didn't turn people away, he received everybody who asked for help. The Lord esteemed others BETTER than Himself, considering OTHERS before Himself, and He commanded us to do LIKEWISE (Philippians 2:3-5).

No genuine man of God would ever turn anyone away who asked for help. We are living in ungodly “perilous times” of fake pastors “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away” (2nd Timothy 3:5). We are living in woeful times of apostasy, when pastors are no longer shepherds, but wolves in sheep's clothing (Matthew 7:15), fleecing the flock with counterfeit Bible versions (which ALL promote another gospel, another spirit and another Jesus). That “power” spoken of in 2nd Timothy 3:5 is the Gospel, which is NOT taught in the Alexandrian Bible version (all modern Bibles). Instead, Lordship Salvation is taught, and manmade repentance.

“The mark of the child of God is that he loves everybody!”
(a quote from Pastor Jack Hyles' classic MP3 sermon, “FORGIVENESS”)

Monday, October 24, 2022

Will There Be A Different Gospel During The Tribulation?

Acts 10:43, “To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.”

Will there be a different Gospel during the Tribulation period? No, I don't believe so! We plainly read in our text Scripture passage that if ANYONE preaches another Gospel than that taught in 1st Corinthians 15:1-4, let him be accursed!!! I find nothing in the Holy Bible which teaches Christians about a coming new Gospel, that will apply only for Tribulation saints. That is a strange doctrine that mostly Pastor Peter Ruckman (1921-2016) and some of his followers teach. There has always been just one Gospel. Old Testament saints were saved by looking forward to the cross of Calvary; whereas New Testament saints are saved by looking back to the cross of Calvary. Either way, we are all saved by grace through faith in the GOOD NEWS of the Lord Jesus Christ crucified, buried and risen.
Galatians 1:8-9, “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.”
Those who receive the Mark of the Beast will be damned to Hell (Revelation 14:11). Those who wrangle and pervert the incorruptible words of God into corruptible words, will burn in Hell (Revelation 22:19). Whether you corrupt the Holy Scripture or receive the Mark of the Beast, it is effectively equivalent to rejecting Jesus Christ, who is The Word Of God (John 1:1-3, 14; Revelation 19:13).

I do not find any Scripture passage teaching that works will be required for salvation. To the contrary, the Bible teaches that ALL THE PROPHETS testified of the Gospel. Act 10:43, “To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.” It is heresy for Dr. Peter Ruckman to say that Old Testament saints were saved by faith and works. In fact, Dr. Peter Ruckman is so doctrinally flawed that he teaches no less than SIX DIFFERENT PLANS OF SALVATION!!!!!! That goes against the plainest teachings of Scriptures! In Genesis 15:6 we read that Abram (Abraham) BELIEVED THE LORD and it was counted (imputed) to him for righteousness (Romans 4:3-6). Abraham was saved WITHOUT WORKS. Abraham was saved ONLY by faith!!! There has always been only one plan of salvation.

Every Old Testament saint was saved by trusting in the blood of the Lamb of God, which is what the day of “PASSOVER” was all about! The Lord said in Exodus 12:13, “And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.” If the Lord saw the blood applied to the doorposts of the home, then the firstborn's life was spared. WHEN I SEE THE BLOOD!!! Hallelujah!!! No blood APPLIED meant no salvation!!! Likewise, there couldn't be salvation for anyone if it weren't for Jesus' literal, liquid, precious blood, sprinkled upon the heavenly Mercy Seat, in the Holy Place, in the presence of the Father (Hebrews 9:12, 22-24; 12:24).

I disagree with some errant, but sincere, Bible students who say that James 2:24 (“Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only”) refers to the Tribulation period, alleging that works will be required to be saved during the Tribulation. That is utter heresy! NO WORKS WILL EVER BE REQUIRED TO RECEIVE THE GIFT OF GOD!!! If there were a new Gospel during the Tribulation, which requires works, then what happens to the gift of God? What happens to the imputed righteousness of Christ? What happens to the Apostle Paul's stern warning against being deceived by “ANOTHER GOSPEL” (which is not another). What happens to God's curse upon anyone, even an angel, who teaches “ANOTHER GOSPEL”? Dr. Ruckman is full of bologna!!! There will NEVER be another Gospel. What's wrong with the Gospel that we have? Nothing at all!!! Dr. Ruckman is teaching strange doctrines not taught in the Bible, but he has a very strong following of churches and pastors.

It is heresy to teach that abstaining from receiving the Mark of the Beast to be saved is a “work,” and that this work changes the Gospel. We are warned now, presently, about avoiding the “unpardonable sin” (i.e., not getting saved), and not to remove words from the Bible lest God remove our name from the Book of Life (Revelation 22:19). So there is no difference between now and the future concerning how to be saved. Men have always been sinners, and sinners need a Savior! The law is our schoolmaster, showing us our hopeless condition because of sin, and then points us to Jesus Christ (Galatians 3:24-26), Who is the END OF THE LAW to them that believe (Romans 10:3-4).

In other words, If you BELIEVE THE GOSPEL OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, then God's law has accomplished its purpose of showing you that you cannot save yourself by keeping the law (i.e., by good works)!!! It is insane to even suggest that there will be saints in Heaven, who were saved by some alternate method. What in the world is Dr. Peter Ruckman thinking? Everything in the Old Testament is leading up to the cross. Yet, Dr. Ruckman says they were saved by WORKS + FAITH. That is satanic heresy!!! I'm really surprised that many preachers support Dr. Ruckman, when he is 100% corrupt on the plan of salvation.

Also, consider this. If there were to be another Gospel during the Tribulation, then the Bible would be obsolete and a lie, because Galatians 1:6-9 would still pronounce a curse upon anyone who perverts the Gospel. Unless God's Word will be changed to remove the curse on teaching ANOTHER GOSPEL, then we must reject the absurd idea from some Baptists that there will be another Gospel of WORKS + FAITH to be saved during the Tribulation. And certainly this nonsense never existed in the Old Testament.

The truth is that there has always been only one way to be saved, and that is through faith in the Messiah. Revelation 7:14, “And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” Saints during the Tribulation will be saved by the precious blood of Jesus Christ, the same blood that saves us today, the same blood that has saved every Old Testament saint. 1st Peter 1:18-19, “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.”

There has always been only one plan of salvation. There is no such thing as a “dispensation of grace.” We've always been saved by God's grace! Ephesians 2:8-9, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” If even one work of human effort will be added to the Gospel during the Tribulation period, then eternal life will no longer be a “GIFT.” I am amazed how any Bible student could make such a gross theological blunder, as to conclude that people can get saved by believing the Gospel only during the Church Age. We are all saved by “THE SIMPLICITY THAT IS IN CHRIST,” which is “the Gospel” (2nd Corinthians 11:3-4; Romans 1:16; 1st Corinthians 15:1-4). If you BELIEVE THE GOSPEL, you are saved!!! “The Gospel” is that Jesus DIED on the cross for our sins. He was BURIED, and He bodily RESURRECTED three days later for our justification. Believe it, Oh sinner, and you are a permanently born-again child of God!!! Amen!

There is debate over when the Church Age started. Dr. Oliver B. Greene and other theologians believe that the Church started on the Day of Pentecost. However, we read about “THE CHURCH IN THE WILDERNESS” in Acts 7:38, “This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us.” I agree with Dr. Jack Hyles that the Church began with the first family, with Adam and Eve. A local church is a surrogate family, since we move away from our biological family as we grow up to adulthood and get married. The local New Testament church is the believer's family in the Lord. Sadly, many local churches shun away sinners, cater to the wealthy, ignore the poor, are doctrinally corrupt, use corruptible seed, are lukewarm, teach another Gospel of “Lordship Salvation,” and are spiritual hellholes. Heresy is creeping into our fundamental churches by the hour!

Please listen to the needful, awesome, MP3 sermon, “FUNDAMENTAL HERESY” by Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001).

Please note that there will NOT be a split-Rapture of the saints. There will be one Pre-Tribulation Rapture (before) the 7-year Tribulation period. After the Tribulation, the moon and sun will be darkened, and men's hearts shall fail them for fear from the horrifying things they experience, as foretold in the prophetic book of Revelation. This wicked world is going to find out just how much God hates sin and evil during the Great Tribulation (the last 3 1/2 years of the Tribulation). Some theologians conclude that the saints saved during the Tribulation period will require another Rapture, but they won't. Those people who are saved during the Tribulation will enter into the 1,000 year Millennium in their physical bodies. They will bear children. Longevity of life will once again return.

However, since many saints will be killed during the Tribulation, there will need to be another resurrection. In fact, the 'First Resurrection' Of Revelation 20:6 Consists Of 5 Separate Resurrections (by Dr. Max D. Younce). So there will only be one Rapture. Albeit, at the end of the Tribulation, the angels will gather the tares (unsaved) to cast into Hell. Two men shall be in the field, the one taken and the other left. The wheat (believers) will be left behind. This is similar to a Rapture, but it is not. It's the opposite!!! This will simply be a time of separating the tares from the wheat. There is no split-Rapture. There are numerous resurrections.

One of my favorite Scriptures is Ephesians 3:15, “Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named.” Praise God, we have a “FAMILY” in Heaven!!! I am looking forward to meeting my heavenly family. Every person who is led to the Lord through my labors for Christ, joins my family in Heaven! Boy, that's exciting!!! If you are a born-again Christian, you have a family in Heaven waiting for you. If you go to burn in Hell, you'll never see your family again. The Lake of Fire is a horrifying literal place of darkness, weeping, brimstone, excruciating pain, torment, ascending smoke, no rest day nor night, regret, wailing, a furnace, gnashing of teeth, where the fire is not quenched and the worm dieth not. The choice is yours alone to make. 2nd Timothy 2:13, “If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.”

No Double Inspiration of the Word of God

I disagree with Dr. Peter Ruckman that the King James Bible was “given” by inspiration. 2nd Timothy 3:16, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” This refers to the originals, not a translation. In other words, I don't believe God gave His words directly to the King James Bible translators as He did to the holy prophets of old. If God had given those 47 men original content, then there wouldn't have been any need for a translation. (There were 54 translators at the beginning, but 47 ended up actually completing the work.) The 47 translators of the King James Bible had inspired texts (incorruptible texts) to work with, to produce a magnificent English translation of the holy Scriptures. It took them eight years, which they finished in 1611.

The Greek meaning of the word “inspired” is God-breathed. Some Bible scholars interpret this to mean that since only the original autographs of the Scriptures were breathed out from God; therefore, only the originals are inspired. I disagree with that entirely. I don't believe that the King James Bible was newly “given” words from God to mankind. I certainly believe that the King James Bible is inspired, because the originals are inspired and God has preserved His “pure words” (Psalms 12:6) unto every generation as He so promised in Psalms 12:6-7. I think it simply means what Matthew 4:4 tells us, “But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Inspiration means that the Scriptures came forth from God's own mouth, every word. Thus, they are all God's Words! All Scripture is given by inspiration of God. That is, all Scripture is from God's own mouth. Those words are not men's words. Man did not author the Holy Bible, God did. Albeit, God used approximately 40 men to write the Bible, as His pen.

If only the original autographs were inspired, then it presents some serious problems:
First, there are no original texts available today. So if only the originals were inspired, we do not have God's inspired words today. Obviously, a copy can be inspired, otherwise we couldn't have God's Word.

Second, if only the original manuscripts were inspired, then we do not have a perfect copy of God's Words, and we cannot live by “EVERY WORD” that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. God humbled the Hebrews in the Wilderness, by allowing them to go hungry, to teach them that they needed to live by God's Words, and not just food (Deuteronomy 8:3; Matthew 4:4). If I am to obey God, by living by “EVERY WORD” out of His mouth, then I need an “EVERY-WORD-BIBLE”!!! Amen! Thank God, I believe we have that preserved, holy, reliable, tested, inerrant, infallible, perfect, blood-sprinkled, inspired BOOK... the beloved KING JAMES BIBLE!!!
Respectfully, I disagree with Dr. Gail Riplinger and Dr. Peter Ruckman that the King James Bible is superior even to the Hebrew and Greek from which it was translated. In computer programming terms, the Hebrew and Greek are like binary computer language (all 1's and 0's). The King James Bible is like C++, a mid-level computer programming language. There's nothing inferior about C++, it's just not as detailed and precise as binary. For example: There is only one English word for “hell,” but in the Greek there are three different terms: Hades, Gehenna and Tartarus. All of these three Greek terms are translated as “hell” in the New Testament.

God gave us His words in the Koine Greek, which was a military language developed by general Alexander the Great for its precision in battle. There has never been a more precise language on earth. That's why God commands us to “study” the Word of God (2nd Timothy 2:15). We have tons of study resources available to us these days. I disagree with preachers who scold believers for consulting the Greek for a better understanding of the Scriptures. That's what God wants us to do! You'd just better make sure that you're not wholly relying upon corrupted study aids, like W.E. Vine's concordances.

I recently sadly discovered that Dr. Merrill F. Unger denied that Jesus' blood is sprinkled on the Mercy Seat in Heaven, sharing the same heretical view of the blood as John MacArthur, Robert B. Thieme Jr. and William E. Vine. Mr. Vine, like Dr. John MacArthur, denies that Jesus' literal blood ever made it to the Mercy Seat in Heaven. Like MacArthur, Vine teaches that Jesus' blood soaked into the ground and dried up at Calvary's cross. That is deadly doctrine! They foolishly claim that Christ's “blood” merely refers to His death.

To say that the King James Bible was not given by inspiration in no way detracts from the King James Bible being inspired by God. It's just important to realize that the Hebrew and Greek are more precise. The English word for “repent” is nowhere near as precise in meaning as the Greek word “metanoia” (a noun). The verb form is metanoeo. Metanoia is a grand word, wonderful, which means “to think differently” (or, “to change one's mind”). The English King James Bible is not inferior, it is just not as precise. There are 7,000 languages in the world. Every two weeks another language vanishes from the earth, due to the forming New World Order. English is the predominant language in the world today. God knew what He was doing when He gave us the blessed King James Bible. The King James is not a “version,” it is the Holy Bible. I stand firm and true alongside the King James Bible. You can trust it! I believe the 1611 King James Bible (and its typo-edited editions, not revisions) is inerrant, perfect, infallible, inspired, preserved, holy and incorruptible—they are God's Words!!!

The Textus Receptus (or Majority Text; also, Received Text) is the Antiochan (i.e., from Antioch, Syria) manuscripts from which are beloved King James Bible is translated. The Textus Receptus is not better or more powerful than the King James Bible, it is simply more precise. No matter what language the Word of God is translated into, there will never be a language more precise than the Koine Greek. Certainly, you don't have to be a Greek scholar to understand the Bible, but there are some truths which would be impossible to grasp without the Greek (such as the difference between Hades, Gehenna and Tartarus). For an excellent exegesis of these terms, please read the free online .pdf book by Dr. Max D. Younce titled, “A BIBLICAL EXAMINATION OF HELL.”

Only the originals were given by inspiration (i.e., God breathed), and that inspiration has continued. It is utter heresy to say that the King James Bible is not inspired. God promised in Psalms 12:6-7 to preserve His refined “pure words” unto every generation. The King James Bible does not correct the Greek and Hebrew. God words have always been inspired, not just the originals. Only the originals were given by inspiration, but those breathed out words will ALWAYS be inspired. They were inspired before they were ever breathed out to man. The originals are in Heaven (Psalms 119:89). It is God's “Words” that are inspired, not the translations. A translation is preserved inspiration if it has been translated correctly. God's words are inspired. If those words are faithfully interpreted into another language, properly conveying the “Words” which God has spoken, then they are still inspired, and have been divinely preserved as God promised in Psalms 12:6-7. (Note: All Alexandrian based modern Bible revisions corrupt this passage of Scripture, errantly saying that God preserves His saints, not God's pure words.) Our beloved 1611 King James Bible is 100% inspired!!!

Also, I do not believe that God only promised to preserve His words in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek. There are no original manuscripts in existence today. They have all faded away, been stolen, deteriorated or lost. All we have are copies of copies of copies of the originals. Those copies are still inspired, because God's words are inspired. The New Testament writers didn't have any original manuscripts to work from. Yet, they often quoted the Old Testament, and these quotes are still inspired by God. Thus, a copy can indeed be inspired!

The honest Bible student needs to distinguish between the giving of the Words of God while “holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost” (2nd Peter 1:21); verses God's solemn promise to “preserve them from this generation for ever” (Psalms 12:7). It is heresy to say that only the originals given by God are inspired. It is also heresy to say that God has given new words by revelation in the King James Bible. The 47 King James Bible translators did not receive any words from God. They were simply highly skilled men in the ancient languages, and labored diligently with God's blessing and help to produce the best translation possible. I believe that the King James Bible is superb, accurate, perfect, inspired, preserved and God's Word for the End Times. There will never be another translation of the Word of God; Our English language is too inferior today. You need those “thee's” and “thou's” to properly convey God's Words.

So, no, there will NOT be a different Gospel during the Tribulation period. Nor was there a different Gospel in the Old Testament. Please read Romans 4:4, “Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. If eternal life has ever been obtained BY WORKS, then God owed that individual salvation! Dear reader, God is not indebted to you or me. We all justly deserve to spend eternity burning in the fires of Hell. If you disagree with that, it is only because you are not as holy as God, so you cannot grasp how righteous God is, and how wicked we are as humans. I admit that I cannot grasp it myself, but I chose long ago to just believe the Word of God. The Bible teaches in Revelation 21:8 that all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” Telling even one lie makes a person a liar.” That is why you and I need a Savior, because we cannot save ourselves. God does not owe anyone eternal life!

There is only one Gospel, which is the GOOD NEWS of Jesus, the Christ, the only begotten Son of God, who died on the cross for our sins, He was buried, and three days later He bodily resurrected from the dead (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). Whosoever comes to God as an admitted guilty sinner (Romans 3:19-20) and BELIEVES the Good News is instantly and forever saved. Thank you for reading my blogs. You are my ministry!!! 2nd Corinthians 3:2, “Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:

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