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HOW COULD A GOOD GOD SENTENCE PEOPLE TO ETERNAL DAMNATION

July 22, 2022

 

HOW COULD A GOOD GOD SENTENCE PEOPLE TO ETERNAL DAMNATION

My name is Alan Finch. I became a Christian in April of 1976. I would like to share my thoughts on "HOW COULD A GOOD GOD SENTENCE PEOPLE TO ETERNAL DAMNATION?”

For some reason John 6:44 has been GREATLY overlooked by the Church today. In this verse, JESUS clearly states that nobody can come to Him unless God draws that person to JESUS. You and I only came to JESUS because the Spirit of God drew us to JESUS.

There are billions of people who never had the Spirit of God draw them to JESUS. Since that is the case, why would a loving God sentence billions of people to eternal torment who never had the Spirit of God draw them to JESUS? The answer then becomes clear that the Scriptures are not being properly understood by the vast majority of people.

God has His own plan for each individual that He has created. In the future, in His promise of RESTORATION, God's Spirit is going to do such a GREAT and MIGHTY work in each individual that just as God has promised in Isaiah 45:23, Romans 14:11, Philippians 2:10&11, that at the name of JESUS ALL will bow the knee and every tongue confess that JESUS CHRIST is LORD. There is no place in these verses that states that people are going to be forced to bow their knee before JESUS. Being forced to bow the knee before JESUS brings no Glory to God. The Scriptures are very clear that God only accepts a willing heart. So, ALL people are going to bow the knee before JESUS from a WILLING HEART, not from being forced.

Isaiah 45:23 states that every tongue shall swear before JESUS. The word "SWEAR" in this Passage of Scripture means to take an oath that JESUS is their Lord. In greater detail, it means to "PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO." People who know that eternal damnation awaits them are certainly not going to be pledging allegiance to JESUS. Rather, they will be cursing JESUS.

JESUS often used metaphors in His teachings which is often been overlooked today by the Church. Once we begin to gain a better understanding of the metaphors used by JESUS then (PRAISE GOD) the Scriptures begin to come alive with clearer meaning. The problem that we have today in the Church is that much of the teaching is coming from a scholarly type of teaching, rather than from Holy Spirit revelation insight of the Scriptures. JESUS said that His Church is to be built upon Revelation.

I spent several years in putting together a 32 page document "WHAT IS THE GOOD NEWS OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST?" I put forth a pain stacking effort in trying to leave no stone upturned in Biblical expounding upon the Biblical truths that I share in my document It will be published here.

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THE SEVENTH TRUMPET

July 16, 2022

 

THE SEVENTH TRUMPET


THE SEVENTH TRUMPET


WHAT HAPPENS IN THE REALM OF SPIRIT..... WHEN WE HEAR BY REVELATION.....    


the sounding of the "SEVENTH ANGEL".... the sounding of the "SEVENTH TRUMPET"...  


Rev 11:15

And the "SEVENTH ANGEL".... sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.


When the blessed seer of Patmos first introduced the seventh angel, he wrote, “And the angel which I saw…sware by Him that liveth for ever and ever…that…in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished” (Rev. 10:5-7).  The words, “In the days of the voice of the seventh angel,” and the words, “when he begins to sound,” speak volumes to us because the complete sounding of that trumpet involves a process of time and shows us that our change which comes with the sounding of seventh, or last, the trumpet is not to find its total consummation in one specific moment.  There is the obvious implication of a prolonged sounding extending through various periods and dealings.  Yet at the initial sounding, the “mystery” of God’s purpose..... GOD'S PLAN AND PURPOSE OF THE AGES.....  in His elect shall no longer be restrained or hidden! This mystery MUST BE REVEALED..... MADE KNOWN... at the sounding of the SEVENTH TRUMPET...  


The elect of God are and have heard this trumpet, for the mystery of God has been revealed in the midst of the saints in these days!  When the seventh trumpet sounds wonderful things take place in the realm of the heavens...   the temple of God is opened in heaven... in and by the Spirit, the ark... "the Lord Jesus himself" of the covenant is seen in His temple, a great wonder appears in heaven....   a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cries, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.  And she brings forth a manchild..... THE SAVIOURS OF THE WORLD....  who is to rule all nations with a rod of iron... THE FULL AUTHORITY AND POWER OF THE LIVING WORD OF GOD....  and her child is caught up unto God, and to His throne.  


None of these things happened as a result of the word or ministry of the IN PART..... IMMATURE... HAFT-HEARTED MEN... MERE CARNAL, LITERAL, NATURAL men.... who falsely claimed the identity of the seventh angel.   Yet many thousands of the Lord’s people have heard the sounding of the seventh angel, not from the lips of any one individual, but "IN THE SPIRIT" and "BY THE SPIRIT" as the Lord has moved in the midst of His elect!  By a deep, spiritual work of God, the stage is being set for glorious things to come!


In the days when THE VOICE... THE SOUND....  of the seventh angel with his trumpet message begins to sound, the mystery of God shall be finished... COMPLETE... .  The mystery of God is God manifest in the flesh!  “Great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh”   (I Tim. 3:16).  This is also the mystery of Christ, that God was in Christ, and now God in Christ is in us!  This is the mystery of “godliness” or “God-likeness.”  Except God be manifest in our flesh, as He was manifest in the flesh of the firstborn Son, there can be no visible image or expression of God.  Paul elaborates upon this mystery in these words: “How that BY REVELATION...  He made known unto me the mystery; which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto His holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs and of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ by the gospel” (Eph. 3:2-6).  When you follow the word “mystery” through the writings of the apostles it is clear that the mystery is the body of Christ.   In Ephesians 5:31-32 it is the mystery of the union of Christ the Head with Christ the body in all the fullness that that means.  It is time, my beloved, for the mystery of God to be finished!  Finished means completed or consummated.  In the days of the voice of the seventh angel, THE BODY OF CHRIST SHALL BE FINISHED!  Not just quantitatively, but qualitatively.  That trumpet signifies that the Lord’s elect, the sons of God or the body of Christ, have all been transformed into His image and likeness and grown up unto the measure of the fullness of the stature of Christ!  Christ the Head and Christ the body are joined in the blessed union of fullness.  The great purpose of God revealed in sons has been accomplished.  The mystery of God manifest in the flesh will be finished!


To me, the greatest evidence that the ministry of the seven angels through the seven trumpets finishes our Father’s great work of  bringing many sons to glory is found in the fact that at the sounding of the seventh trumpet, which is necessarily also the “last trump,” John is explicitly informed that “in the days of the seventh angel when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as He hath declared by His servants the prophets.”  This statement gives the meaning and purpose of the vision of the trumpets, and therefore we know what the work of the trumpets accomplishes, and we have the interpretation of the vision!  The “mystery” of God which is “finished” is the mystery of CHRIST IN YOU, THE HOPE OF GLORY! (Col. 1:26-27).  Yet here, Christ is no longer a hope — HE IS BECOME THE GLORY!  The mystery is finished, completed, fulfilled, realized, attained, accomplished, perfected, concluded, and consummated!  Isn’t it wonderful!


Just as soon as the seventh angel begins to sound his trumpet message and the mystery of God formed as Christ in His many brethren is finished, the very next scenes are of the temple of God opened in heaven, the ark is seen in His temple, the great wonder of the woman in heaven travailing in birth, and the birth of her remarkable manchild who is to rule all nations with a rod of iron!  The seventh trumpet, therefore, signifies that the hour has arrived for the sons of God or the body of Christ to come forth in birth, into full and complete manifestation!  This corporate Christ, Head and body, this manchild company, shall rule all nations with a rod of iron.  Caught up to God and His throne — into the omnipotence of His authority!  No man can rule over the nations without until first he has ruled the “nations” within — all the inclinations, propensities, and powers of the carnal mind and the flesh nature within each of us which also are the characteristics of all the external “kingdoms” of men of the world system. 


Those who have overcome all of the “seven nations” which occupy the “land” of our inward spiritual inheritance in Christ, shall then be caught up unto God and His throne, given a “rod of iron,” or “divine authority” to rule all nations in all realms until all have been subdued under the glory and majesty of the kingdom of God!  In the days of the voice of the seventh trumpet message the mystery shall be finished, the Christ body completed, and the long and tedious work of preparation of God’s sons shall, at last, be consummated.  The trumpet has begun to sound!  There is no doubt that you who now read these lines have heard the sound thereof!  I am not referring to hearing my word, my message, or my ministry, or that of any other of God’s ministers and scribes,  but to that voice which you have clearly and powerfully heard by the spirit within yourself, of which the things we speak serve merely as a confirmation.  There is an acceleration of God’s revelatory word in the midst of God’s called and chosen elect, an intensified trumpet declaration, a clear sound of the revelation of Jesus Christ!  Listen, my friend, for the sounding of the trumpet voice within your spirit!  


If you can hear this trumpet sounding above all the hue and cry of rapture, antichrist, the mark of the beast, world government, great tribulation, denominationalism, sectarianism, mansions over the hilltop, cabins in the corner of glory land, pie in the sky, religious programs, rituals, ceremonies, endless meetings, coverings, bishops, set men, cunningly devised fables, grandiose programs and promotions of men, money raising schemes, false prophets, false healers, lying signs and wonders, carnal health and wealth prosperity doctrines; if you can mount up with wings as eagles and soar high above all this carnal, confused, frustrated clamor of noisy gongs and clanging cymbals, and hear the distinct, plain, unmistakable sound of this last trump, then it can be said to you: Blessed art thou, overcomer, manchild, hundred-fold, firstfruits; for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven!


The seventh trumpet is the final redemptive message and when it is finished sounding God will have made a man in His image!  What tremendous truths are being blown on this redemptive trumpet!  Let not any man rob you of the greatest sound that man has ever been privileged to hear!  A sound with such a high and holy pitch, with tones so deep and profound, that no carnal ear can discern them, and only the Spirit can reveal its message to those who hunger and thirst after righteousness.  Do not miss what the Spirit is saying; gird up the loins of your mind with the truth that will fully redeem and transform you, in spirit, soul, and body!


Blessings All...

THE LIGHTNING, THE THUNDERINGS, THE GREAT HAIL STONES

July 16, 2022
THE LIGHTNING, THE THUNDERINGS, THE GREAT HAIL STONES



THE LIGHTNINGS..... THE THUNDERINGS... THE GREAT HAIL STONES...  

Rev 11:19...  

And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were..... lightning, and voices, and....   thunderings, .... and an earthquake, and ..... great hail...  


  “And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there were … lightning” (Rev. 11:19).


First, there are seen lightning that flashes throughout our earth!  Undoubtedly, we have all seen, when clouds turn the sky into terrible blackness, how there suddenly flash forth from their awesome darkness almost terrifying streaks of lightning that light up earth and sky.  Lightning is a powerful discharge of atmospheric electricity.    


Spiritually, there is a word and revelation of the Lord that flashes within our consciousness like a bolt of lightning!  When man’s darkness seems impenetrable and unbearable, then suddenly we behold the brilliance of a storm of moving charges as God’s lightning flashes... thus the revelation of the Lord breaks through the darkness of the carnal mind by the swift and powerful illumination of His Word by His Spirit.  


His glory is seen in the “lightning” and we discover where we are in His great purpose!  This declares to us with unspeakable clarity that lightning is the SPIRITUAL symbol of divine illumination... LIGHT.... understanding..... revelation, and reality of truth!  These symbolic lightning are spoken of in Psalm 97:4 wherein we read, “His lightning enlightened the world; the earth saw and trembled.”  The lightning of God bespeaks the illumination of men when the Lord moves suddenly and powerfully by His Spirit of wisdom, understanding, and revelation!  Only the Spirit of truth can take external pictures... natural things like.....  voices.... lightning.... thunders.... hail stones.... thus lifting them "UP" into the lofty and higher realms of Spirit and Truth...  Only the Lord can quicken these things and make them alive..... WITHIN THE TEMPLE OF GOD.... in which we are..... These are vivid spiritual displays of the light and glory of God which earth-men.... carnally minded men..... men dominated by the spirit of this world....  can neither deny nor ignore, and they are changed thereby!


 And the temple of God was opened in heaven… and there were…thunderings” (Rev. 11:19).


John heard out of the temple, we proceed on to the “thunderings.”  The word of the Lord to His people in the eighty-first Psalm is this: “Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the.....   secret place of thunder…” (Ps. 89:7).  This raises the question as to what thunder really is!   Thunder is the noise (a sound) that accompanies a flash of lightning due to the air disturbances caused by the sudden heating and expansion of air during the electrical discharge.  Electricity is power, and in the discharge of power air, which represents the spirit, is heated and expanded with the resultant thunder or the issuance of noise or voice.  Thus the Revelation of the Lord Jesus himself.... this glorious sound.... this divine voice..... this divine declaration of the REVELATION OF CHRIST..... is likened unto .... THE HEAVENLY THUNDERING of power and might.  Also...  Such phenomena as a flash of lightning with its accompanying thunder is awesome, to say the least, and how much more so when this natural occurrence is "caught up"....  with spiritual meaning!”  Our God is a master at taking natural things.... thus lifting them high up into the spiritual realms of revelation and truth.... notice these things a transpiring WITHIN the temple of the lord.... as John by the Spirit saw ..... THE TEMPLE OPENED IN THE HEAVENLY REALM OF SPIRIT... 


Thunder is thus associated with lightning — no lightning, no thunder.   Lightning is power; thus the thunder is the “voice” or “noise” resulting from that power.  Lightning brings sudden and powerful illumination, understanding, and revelation, but the thunder is the voice, the sound, the noise that results from the illumination.  Notice that the Lord said in the passage quoted above, “I answered thee in the secret place of thunder.”  God spoke by the thunder!  The lightning bespeaks the illumination of the word of God, whereas thunder signifies the power of that word or illumination.  Perhaps this simple explanation will aid our understanding: God speaks (lightning) in power (thunder).   Paul calls it THE WORD OF HIS POWER!  That is lightning and thunder together!  The word “thunder” in  the Greek also means “roar.”  It is when God roars out of Zion!   Our church age ministries have often seemed so impotent, but when God SPEAKS HIS WORD and RELEASES HIS POWER to begin His deliverance of the whole creation and restore all things into Himself again, it shall burst forth with a roar, a mighty thundering, getting the attention of the whole world with all its powers and institutions, and awakening new hope in the hearts of the prisoners who have long been waiting under the tyranny of sin and death.  Who can comprehend the power of our God?  Who can tell the workings of His energy force?  We have personally experienced the demonstrations of His might, the roar of His deliverance, as the power of His word turns everything upside down,  and assures us that it is His doing and He will accomplish all His purpose.  Thank God, the temple shall be opened in heaven, the ark shall be seen, and the thunderings shall be heard!  It happens in us, and it shall also be experienced by all mankind!  Bro Eby writes...


  “And the temple of God was opened in heaven… and there was…great hail” (Rev. 11:19).


Hail in its natural state is nothing more than hard water.  When the heavens drop down the hail it always is destructive in some measure, depending on its size and duration.  Water is one of the best-known biblical symbols, used in many places as a type for both the Word of God and the Spirit of God.  The rain is usually perceived as a spiritual blessing and a life-giving power.  The Word of God is quick and powerful, and the Spirit of God is refreshing and life-giving.  


But not so when it freezes in the heaven and falls upon the earth as hail!  Hail is indeed water, and spiritually it is truly the Word of God or the Spirit of God falling upon our land, but it is not a blessing in the way we think of blessing but comes as a judgment from the Lord.  It is a hard word and a hard dealing of the Spirit that beats down all the proud fields of man!  A single word of God’s rebuke will smash to smithereens the strongest vanity of the carnal man.  When this judgment falls upon the earth it does a precise work, not pleasant at the time, but needful and ultimately corrective and redemptive!


In natural man's mind... there are 7-8 billion people upon this earth.... that is how the natural mind of man counts... Not so with God..... God's mind is spirit..... therefore in His wisdom... there are but TWO MEN..... the first man is earthy.... the second man is the Lord from heaven.... the new creation man... God has already passed his judgment upon both men... Adam's judgment is DEATH... There is no hope from Adam's nature in men..... God has sentenced him TO DEATH..... Yes, the HAIL STONES of revelation and truth.... shall kill the man.... thus removing his influence from the heart of creation.   Then there is the new man.... the Lord from heaven WITHIN US HAS ALREADY BEEN JUDGED... unto resurrection, life and glory..... 


Thus when God's spiritual words of truth.... and revelation....  began to HAIL DOWN within us as a judgment against the ..... Adamic nature... His words of truth..... DESTROYS EVERY LIE...  His words become GREAT HAIL STONES to judge every error.... every false doctrine within us.... consuming the works of the flesh... Adam is thus being HAIL TO DEATH with divine truth and glory... By the spirit of wisdom and revelation..... Present truth is falling within us as great HAIL STONES.... destroying everything that is not Christ-like within our lives... The purpose of the .... hail stones of judgment unto to death upon the flesh realm... IS TO BRING CREATION TO THE POINT WHERE..... there is but ONE MAN LIVING AND MOVING.... within us... "ONE MAN"... left standing in glory and might.   Truth is like GREAT HAIL STONES that destroy lies.... the flesh realm..... But the same TRUTH is like..... RESURRECTION LIFE AND GLORY unto the New Creation man.... the inner man of the heart.   


The following words by Ray Prinzing are truly instructive here.  “‘Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the HAIL shall sweep away the refuge of the lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place’ (Isa. 28:17).  Although it is written, ‘My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distill as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass: Because I will publish the name of the Lord’ (Deut. 32:2-3), yet it is equally true that the truth shall have a SOLID IMPACT upon the lies and the false doctrines of the religions of our day, and shall utterly demolish the refuge of creedal error and the traditions of men.


“Men have built their kingdoms, walls and barriers seem to abound, but when God sends forth HIS HAIL from His temple, it will bring an end to the works of man.  Who can tell of all the ways and methods this shall be fulfilled, for prophecy has amazing ways of fulfillment, far beyond the speculation of man.  But the vision is sure — John saw the temple measured, he saw the finished temple OPENED — and so shall God’s truth be declared, and established in all the earth.  ‘For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea’ (Hab. 2:14).  God will have a people through whom this tremendous work shall be accomplished.  His power and glory shall be revealed, and His name shall be glorified in all the earth!”   — end quote.


I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the plummet, and hail will sweep away the refuge of lies…and your covenant with death shall be annulled, and your agreement with Sheol (hell) shall not stand” (Isa. 28:17-18).  The prophet Isaiah declares that the hail sweeps away the refuge of lies, that is, of all the falsehoods of the doctrines of men, all the foolishness of the religious systems, in which men take refuge, in which they trust for their blessing and eternal salvation.  I am substituting the word falsehoods for lies because lies infer a deliberate, intentional, malicious deception.  Very few preachers, teachers, and church systems deliberately intend to deceive God’s people.  They themselves are deceived and the message they proclaim is laced with falsehoods.  The hail is a strong, hard, corrective word from the Lord which He sends into our lives with such solid impact that it sweeps away our refuge in falsehoods.  I have experienced the hail, and I tell you that in just a very brief period of time the word of God can come to us in such power that it completely lays to ruin all our strongholds of carnal thinking and religious error!  The ultimate result of this wonderful deliverance is that He will abolish our covenant with death and destroy our league with hell!  It is a complete salvation, yet it cannot be wrought apart from the hail-storm of God’s strong and powerful word which sweeps away the falsehoods that have kept us from laying hold upon life and immortality.  

Blessings All...

THE WOMAN AND THE MANCHILD

July 16, 2022

 

THE WOMAN AND THE MANCHILD


THE WOMAN AND THE MANCHILD... 


THE WOMAN... who is the Church...  AND THE MANCHILD.... who is the manifest sons of God... 


Rev 12:1-3...  And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.  And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.  And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to His throne... 


            For many years now, those who are moving in this present truth anointing of the Spirit of God have been hearing proclaimed what is called the “manchild message.”  When John saw a woman clothed with the sun and the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars upon her head, she travailed in birth to bring forth a manchild who, as soon as he was born, was caught up unto God, and to His throne.  We understand by the Spirit that the sun is a type of the glory of Christ, for He is the “Sun of Righteousness,” and on the mount of Transfiguration His countenance shone brighter than the noon-day sun.  The fact that this woman is clothed with the sun speaks of the garment of the bride, who has made herself ready.  The moon is a type of the old order reflective light of outward religious observances of rituals, ceremonies, programs, creeds, ordinances, sacraments, etc., none of which have any light of their own, but all reflect light just as the cold, barren, lifeless moon reflects a portion of the light of the sun.  It signifies indirect and partial revelation.  This woman, therefore, represents the true church, not having the limited, reflected light of the old order church systems of man, but she has been given the living knowledge of the Son of God and is clothed upon with the radiant glory of the reality of the living Christ!


            That crown of twelve stars upon her head signifies that she has come under the divine government of the mind of Christ, for twelve is the number of the divine government, and the stars speak of the power, glory, and dominion of the wonderful illumination of the mind of Christ.  The moon being under her feet signifies that this woman has been lifted up to a higher place in God, in both revelation and experience, than the old order church systems of man, the moon.  This tells us that she is hearing directly from the Lord, rather than responding to others, who have heard about the Lord.


            “…clothed with the sun…”  Norene Nichols has shared some interesting and edifying insights into this important theme.  “The garbing of the woman of Revelation twelve is unusual in that she is clothed with the sun.   On the surface, one might refer to this as being clothed in light or understanding which it is, but there is much more meaning lying under the surface of these words than most of us realize.  With the help of the Lord, we may ponder this matter a little further and see some of what is involved.  In Greek there are two words used for ‘clothed,’ one is enduo and the other is periballo.  In this particular case, the word periballo is used and realizing that every word is important in respect to where and how it is used by the Spirit of God in the scriptures, we know that periballo is distinctly illuminative.  Enduo means to ‘go into clothing’ which infers that the clothing is of a certain size and specification into which a person must fit.  In other words, a person up to a particular size could fit into a certain garment, but over that size, it would be impossible to get into it.  On the other hand, periballo means to ‘cast around about’ which would infer some sort of a garment that can be put on and cast around a person and made to fit the person rather than the person fit the garment.


            “For instance, Luke 24:49 speaks about being ENDUED (enduo — clothed) with power from on high’ referring to the infilling of the Spirit on the day of Pentecost.  Here the word used means to be clothed with power in the sense of going into clothing or having the garment of a particular size into which the person must fit.  We have seen much in times past of people who claimed so much because of the enduing of power when in reality they fitted as best they could into that garment.  Thus we have seen many trying to do great wonders and signs in a garment they are in but which is too big for them, into which they have not grown up, and which drags in the dust realm (carnality), bringing reproach and criticism from many looking on.


            “On the other hand, the word periballo used of the sun-clad woman infers that this full-grown woman has a covering of the sun that is cast about her in such a manner that the garment fits her rather than her trying to fit into the garment.   This woman is a mature woman — matured in God, matured in love, matured in understanding — and God grants her the clothing that fits her maturity.  Her clothing is comprised of one thing — the sun.  The sun is the light and warmth of our solar system and rises upon the just and the unjust alike.   It is no respecter of persons.  The planets revolve around it and are benefited thereby.  Thus this woman is clothed with the light (understanding, revelation) and warmth (effect, blessing) of Him who is ‘the Sun of Righteousness.’  She does not withhold her light and warmth from anyone either just or unjust, but beams alike upon all.   In other words, her light of understanding is dispersed abroad, not by words, but by BEING, EVEN AS THE SUN SPEAKS NOT BUT WHAT IT IS BY VIRTUE OF ITS NATURE.  She claims nothing for herself — no position, no gifts, no power, no ministry — but simply IS what she IS by the grace of God.  The sun does not have to say, ‘I am the sun!’  It is that by reason of its being, and this woman is what she is by reason of her being who she is, and as a result, her light and warmth are spread abroad without stint”   — end quote.


            “…and the moon under her feet…”  Through the summer months, Lorain and I enjoy sitting on the front porch of our house in the late evenings listening to the night sounds and watching the stars, moon, satellites, and airplanes in the heavens above.  We especially like to be out there at the full moon and see it rise up over the Hueco mountains in all its brilliance.  What do we know when we see the beautiful moon shining so brightly?  We know the sun is in the heavens; we can’t see it, but we know it’s there because the moon is shining, reflecting the light of the sun!  Now, this woman that John beholds in spirit, this wonder in the heavens, has the moon under her feet.  Do you know why?  She doesn’t need external proof anymore that the Sun of Righteousness is shining — for she is clothed with the sun!  Bro Eby writes...  


            May God open the eyes of every reader of these lines to clearly see and understand the great mystery that we now unfold.  Israel of old with her outward law, outward sacrifices, outward temple, outward priesthood, outward feasts, outward rituals, and ceremonies — all these external ministrations were merely a sign that Yahweh was in the heavens!  All these things merely reflected the light of God, the Spirit, but they were not the light and not one of them had any light within itself.  The moon shines so we know that the sun is there.  The great truth that the Holy Spirit would make known to us is that external religious ordinances of every kind are typified by the moon — they are not the true light of Christ, they merely reflect light.  As the writings of the New Testament progress, we see a theme unfold before our wondering eyes which eventually bursts forth in all the splendor of a blooming flower of truth.  The writer to the Hebrews exudes the fragrance of this blossoming truth when he writes, “Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect…which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings (Greek: baptismos — baptisms), and carnal ordinances, IMPOSED ON THEM UNTIL THE TIME OF REFORMATION (CHANGE)” (Heb. 9:9-10).  These externals were needed when men could neither see nor know God and needed to be assured that God was there.   But now, praise His name, He has sent the Spirit of His Son and we are putting on the Lord Jesus Christ, we are being clothed with the light of the glory of God that radiates from the face of Jesus Christ!  Therefore, we no longer have any need for the moon for we are clothed with the sun!  Isn’t it wonderful!


            In nearly every religious system today we have a lot of reflected light of outward rituals, ceremonies, sacraments, and ordinances.  Water baptism, for example, is merely an outward symbol of reflected light,  for it is an external exercise which stands for and represents and portrays that true spiritual baptism into the death of Christ whereby our sins are carried away into the sea of forgetfulness and our new creation life arises in the power of His resurrection.  The Lord’s Supper or communion is but an outward symbol or reflected light of that deep spiritual experience whereby we truly eat the flesh (word) of Christ and drink His blood (spirit) in truth and reality.  The whole Christian world, including some who profess to be sons of God, continues to walk on in the semi-darkness of the reflected light of the moon.  But this woman, this heavenly woman, this sun-clad woman, this woman pregnant with the Christ has put the moon under her feet!  SHE IS LIVING IN THE REALM ABOVE ALL TYPES AND SHADOWS AND SYMBOLS, ABOVE ALL REFLECTED LIGHT, CLOTHED WITH THE SPLENDOR OF THE NOONDAY SUN, THE MAJESTY, AND THE GLORY OF THE LIVING CHRIST.  She has risen above the outward shadows! 


            This woman doesn’t need to appear in church on Easter morning to proclaim the resurrection of our Lord, for she has risen with Him and is now seated together with Him in the heavenly places in Christ.  She has no need to sip wine or eat a wafer in order to recognize the death of the Lord and her union with Him, for she bears within herself the marks of the dying of the Lord Jesus, and she is dead, and her new life is hidden with Christ in God.  She doesn’t need to be baptized in water in any particular name, by any certain formula, for any special work of God, for by one Spirit she has already been baptized into one body, baptized into the Christ, she has “put on” Christ, and is now bone of His bone and flesh of His flesh.   Oh, yes!  This woman, this virgin bride of Christ, dwells in a heavenly place in the dazzling glory of spiritual understanding, reality, and power.  Only the woman thus clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, is able to birth the manchild, the manifest sons of God!  The sons of God are not birthed out of carnal, earth-bound religious systems of men who are ruled in the nighttime darkness of their walk as carnal Christians by the reflected light of the moon.  Coming out of Babylon was not our birth into sonship!  It is the woman who has come out of Babylon.  It is only in the high place of pure spiritual experience that the life of sonship is conceived and brought to birth.  The Lord is now bringing His elect into the hot, throbbing, pulsating, radiating, penetrating LIGHT OF LIFE!


            Even at the most elemental level of our spiritual walk, every saint of God who yearns for peace, victory, and growth in the spirit must begin to put the moon of external rules, regulations, laws, commandments, and man-imposed standards of righteousness under his feet.  I believe the dream of every child of God is to walk fully in the will of the Father.  The ability to do so lies right within HIS NATURE WITHIN US!   All nature teaches us this simple but sublime truth — the root determines the fruit.  The mystery is just this: Adam can never be holy; Christ can never sin.  So once the consciousness of the new man arises within you, you are on your way to victory!  God is not judging you — we have all been judged already at Calvary.  Once the law of the spirit of life has been quickened within you your natural man will still be the natural man and he will fail at times, but God is not looking at that!  Our heavenly Father, more than anyone in the universe, understands perfectly that Adam cannot be anything but what he is — a sinner!  He also knows that only Christ in you has the power to be holy, for Christ is holy.  And even God isn’t trying to lay the law on old Adam (your natural man) and make him reform.  That’s not the plan!  The plan is for Christ in you to daily increase while the Adamic man, the flesh, daily decreases.   As we learn to live out of our true identity, the new man, Christ in us, there is no more consciousness of sin.  That means we stop worrying about sin and getting all bent out of shape every time Adam acts up!  Instead, we concentrate on our new life and feed, water, nurture, and cultivate the Christ within!  


            I’m a great believer in setting men free — free from rules and commandments, free from condemnation, free from the consciousness of sin — for the strength of sin is the law.  You are going to be who you are!  It’s as simple as that.  Someone says, “If you don’t teach people the law, if you don’t instruct them in what to do and what not to do, if you don’t lay down the guidelines and set the standards, how will they know how to live and do righteousness?”  The answer is just this — by nature!  Every man lives by his nature, and every man who does righteousness does so by the nature of Christ in him or he will not do righteousness!  “The law made nothing perfect.”  Nothing!  Can we grasp that?  “For what the law could not do, in that, it was weak through the flesh, God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the spirit” (Rom. 8:3-4).


            If I have to instruct you on how to live you are not benefiting from me because I have not the power to cause you to obey what I tell you.  But if I set you free you are free to do one thing — you are free to be who you are!   If you are living in the consciousness of Christ you are going to act like Him and be like Him!  The reason Christ has redeemed us is not to save us from hell and take us to heaven, as the churches foolishly teach; rather, it is to quicken us within our spirit so that we can discover our life, our real self, our true identity as sons of our heavenly Father!  Oh, yes!  Our spiritual life within is the secret place of the most High.   It is Christ within us, our only hope of glory!  Once we learn that laws, rules, regulations, commandments, standards, sacraments, and so-called church disciplines are absolutely and utterly impotent to do one thing for us, we will put that cold, sterile, reflective light of the moon under our feet and begin to put on the Lord Jesus Christ — CLOTHED WITH THE SUN!  Isn’t it wonderful!


            “…and upon her head a crown of twelve stars…”  She is crowned, but not with kingly authority, for she is not seated upon the throne.  Her child is caught up unto God and to His throne.  The woman has not reached the highest pinnacle in the Spirit, for her child, as soon as it is born, is caught up into a realm above her.  Her crown is the Stephanos crown of the overcomer, yet it is unique, for instead of being formed of laurel branches as were the Stephanos placed upon the head of the victors at the Greek games, it is composed of stars.  It is neither a true Stephanos nor is it the golden crown of a king!  It is a crown of twelve stars.  Here it is the number that is most significant.  Twelve is the number in the numerology of God that denotes all, absolutely all, or the end.  And the end of God’s plan is sonship!  You see, we have sixty seconds in a minute, sixty minutes in an hour, twenty-four hours in a day, seven days in a week, four weeks in a month, and twelve months in a year.  But when you come to twelve you come to the end of time as we know it, for in the twelve months the earth’s circuit around the sun is complete.  In twelve you come to the highest denomination of time as we know it; you can start over with two years, three years, a thousand years, or a trillion years, but you’ve come to the end. 


            Twelve is also in scripture the number of divine government.  The ruling order of God is revealed in the fact that there were twelve patriarchs from Seth to Noah before the flood; also twelve after the flood from Shem to Jacob.  There were the twelve tribes of Israel and the twelve princes of those tribes.  And in the New Testament, we find the twelve apostles of the Lamb, the twelve foundations in the New Jerusalem, the twelve gates, the twelve pearls, and the twelve angels (messengers).  All the measurements of the city involve the number twelve.  There are twelve stones on the high priest’s breastplate.  Twelve persons are recorded as being specially anointed for government, five as priests, and seven as kings.  All this speaks of Divine Government!    


            The sun-clad woman is crowned with the divine government, yet, again, it is not a government on the level of the throne.  The divine government she is under is the order of God in a particular realm.  Each realm in God has its own order!  There was an order of God for the patriarchs, another order of God for Israel under Moses, a different order of God for Israel under Joshua, a further order of God for Israel under the judges, and another order of God for Israel under the kings.  Each was God’s order, His divine order, but the rule of God over His people took different forms.  Today there is a divine order of God for the church and only a few saints in the whole world have submitted themselves to God’s divine order.  “And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ” (Eph. 4:11-13).


            Nearly all churches operate and function under man-made, man-controlled systems, that bear little resemblance to the order of God!  The Babylon religious system is not the “order” of the Spirit nor is it in any way “divine”!  Its origin is from the carnal concepts and inventions of man!  The true divine church order, however, beautiful and wonderful as it is, still is NOT THE DIVINE ORDER FOR THE SONS OF GOD!  The woman is crowned with a crown of twelve stars, the divine order of church government; but the manchild is caught up to the highest realm in God to sit as Christ upon His throne!   That is the difference.  The woman has an authority, but it is not the authority of the throne!  

Blessings All....

Don't preach earthly riches in Jesus name

July 13, 2022
Don't preach earthly riches in Jesus name


DON'T PREACH EARTHLY RICHES IN JESUS NAME. HE NEVER OUTRIGHTLY PROMISES HIS FOLLOWERS EARTHLY RICHES.


Read this till the end👇


Wanting to be rich is the desire of every human, but it is not a goal in Christianity. Jesus never outrightly promised any of his followers' earthly riches.

 

The moment a Christian makes earthly riches a goal, he will most assuredly deviate from God; in devotion, commitment, etc.. because the god of earthly riches is mammon and he will demand worship of time, efforts, etc.. taking you away from your devotion. Don't ever preach or pursue being rich. What is attainable in Jesus is "supply" and supply is kingdom purpose-based. God will not give only you 5000 loaves of bread without a greater purpose for it.


 "He was poor, that we may be rich" yes! But rich in what? And what were we poor in? Material possessions? No! We were poor in spirit, glory, and life..the things Jesus called true riches.


Look at these two scriptures:


Revelations 3:17

You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked.


Revelation 2:9

I know your afflictions and your poverty—yet you are rich! I know about the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.


The first was a church that based their spirituality on how much earthly possession they had and by that, they entered into error, and when Jesus wrote to them, he said they were poor! Whilst the second was a physically poor church but Jesus called them rich.

 

We don't preach earthly riches in the name of Jesus, that is not the bible pattern! We preach salvation and obedience to God through the gospel in the name of Jesus.


Can a Christian get rich?


Yes! But riches are never the pursuit! Every time the scriptures talk about our earthly needs, it dealt with it from the perspective of "daily sustenance" and what you need to sustain you and your immediate purpose. Scriptures teaches you not to try to amass wealth for tomorrow, but to daily trust him to faithfully give you what you need for the day. 


Proverbs 30:8 Keep falsehood and lies far from me;

    give me neither poverty nor riches,

    but give me only my daily bread.


Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked; for the power of the wicked will be broken, but the Lord upholds the righteous.

Psalm 37:16-17


Matthew 6:19-21

King James Version

19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.


Jesus always distanced himself from amassing aimless earthly wealth and in truth wealth outside your need and purpose will only lead you into becoming a beast of pride, greed, and a slave of mammon. Jesus was not rich, he was not poor, he simply had a daily supply of what he needed for life and assignment. So there will be days where you will have plenty, but other days you may not have plenty as your assignment demands, but you must learn that Godliness with Contentment is great gain.


Everything you have at the moment must serve a purpose in God, and not spite others.

 Personally, I have a big house, but I don't stay there alone, my house is not for me but for the Lord so more than 14 brethren stay with me there. Now in my house, I don't have a car, but one of the brethren has a car so guess what, the car serves us all because that brother also being a kingdom man gave the car for the use of all in the house.. this is the Apostolic pattern, with this we all lack nothing. Why do you glory in 50 cars? Trust me you have become a slave to mammon but you just don't know it.


Apostle Joel Ogebe.

4 STAGES OF LIFE YOU NEED TO KNOW

July 05, 2022
4 STAGES OF LIFE YOU NEED TO KNOW


 4 STAGES OF LIFE YOU NEED TO KNOW


There are 4 stages to every man's life (Read Carefully) 


The Unit of Destiny is TIME. Every man's destiny is a measure of time. WhWhatever you give your time to, you are giving your destiny to.


Your ability to maximise the four stages of Life is called FULFILLMENT, EXPLOIT and IMPACT.


Morning Stage: (Age 0 - 25)

It is the Learning Stage. It is the stage of preparation.

You are given room to make mistakes and still make corrections.


Afternoon Stage: (Age 26- 50)

This is the stage for maximum Kingdom impact in terms of destiny. It is the stage of execution.


Evening Stage: (Age 51- 75)

This is the age of Legacy and Consolidation. The stage you build institutions that preserves your values and outlive you. You can impact your world and mentor the younger generations.


Night Stage: Age 76- death.

This is the rest stage.. You have given all you were deposited with at the time of creation.


This is the Time for Assessment.  Most people don't discover their purpose on time. 


If you wasted the first stage of your life, you can't waste the second stage.

You need to seek Grace to catch up.


As a Parent, if the only thing you gave your children is Education and Money, you did not bless them.


Young People have Time but don't have Wisdom so they waste their time.

Old people don't have time but they have profound wisdom and experience.


Give them Morals, Give them what made you YOU, Give them what made you exceptional. 

Their Spirits and Mind are the most important components for their success.


©Apostle Joshua Selman

HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT PARTNER

July 03, 2022

 

HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT PARTNER


HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT PARTNER- PASTOR KINGSLEY OKONKWO.


Having a good marriage is not by luck, there are many people who think that this marriage thing is by luck, is like picking a box and you don't know what's inside the box that it is only when you get home that you will know what is inside, that's a lazy man's approach.


The journey to a great marriage starts with you.


*Knowing yourself: Who are you, what kind of person are you. Knowing yourself is crucial when picking the person you want to marry. Many people have not even discovered themselves and they are talking about marriage. Your single years have certain benefits and one of the benefits is to discover yourself.


From the day you got married, your life will never be the same and it can be positive or negative, so those single years are like a gift God gave you to study yourself. Finding yourself will help you to know the qualities you are looking out for when finding a life partner.


*Discover your purpose: Most of the people I know, found their purpose before they got married, your single years are not meant to be a waste, is a period to find what you really want to do with your life.


Knowing my purpose made it so much easier to find my wife, you need a purpose for life before you pick a life partner i.e you need to have a life before you find a life partner.


The journey to finding a life partner is first finding yourself, you must first be the right person before the right person.


*Don't be desperate: Many people are desperate to marry because they have not found themselves.  when you find yourself, you will know your worth and value. it is something that is not valuable that you will push out and it is very hard to find something that is valuable. Know your value, nobody will increase your value so hold your value.


When you as a woman, you are chasing after a man, my dear you are reducing your value because you are too desperate. It is your job to protect your value so no need for desperation.


Finding the right spouse is not by power or might, just find yourself, find your purpose, and find God.

God bless you!!

POWER OF AUTHORITY

July 03, 2022
POWER OF AUTHORITY


POWER OF AUTHORITY.

Most people do not understand that authority plays a vital role in Dominion and in commanding mastery.


Submit yourself to God, recognize that there is an authority from where you derived your own power, and with that consciousness, you can resist the devil and he will flee from you.


Authority seems to provide three things in the life of an individual which include:

*Provision

*Protection

*Promotion.

These are the assignment of authority in the life of an individual.

You are as powerful as the authority that backs you, you cannot explore in the realm of greatness on your own accord, so it requires the authority that backs you up both physically and spiritually to take part. Never try to fight alone, always be conscious of the authority that backs you up.


When Jesus Christ was on Earth, he never regarded nor called himself father, even though him and his father are one, so while he was on Earth he knew and acknowledged that there was Abba Father, the one that is above him.


Many believers are not able to succeed in life simply because they don't understand the power of authority. If you only depend on the quality of your spiritual life to advance in life, your pace may be slow, because there are times you will need to adopt the covenant advantage that comes with authority that will enable you to make tremendous progress in your life. 


Authority is powerful, when God calls men, there are covenant he has with them that creates a platform for certain possibilities and you can tap into that covenant. There are ministries that carry the covenant of wealth and prosperity and when people come into that ministry before they get to know anything about finance, they will begin to prosper because of the power of authority. There are ministries that are prophetic that when you will see a businessman coming in to seek for business solutions before you know what is happening they will start travailing in their businesses.


 Strive to understand the advantage that authority can provide, because there will be a time when your skills will fail you but the covenant you have with the authority you are under will speak for you.

 
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