This book is small but it carries great messages specifically for the churches: The New Covenant/The Gospel, the origin of Christ’s Church, the problems and death of Christ’s Church, the origin of the Synagogue of Satan to replace Christ’s Church, the possibility for renewed life of Christ’s Church, the anger of God the Father and His Son, the efforts of Christ to revive His Church, the harvest of all people in Christ from the earth, the efforts of the Father to revive Christ’s Church, God’s punishment, Christ’s rule with true Christians, the destruction of all ungodliness, God walks with man on the renewed earth.
Generally speaking, it is for all people all over the world who have not yet come to know the Son of God who came to earth and gave himself for all mankind.
There will be strife ranging from minor disagreements to wars and all the hell they create. There will be troubles, manmade and what is commonly called acts of mother nature. These things will continue and intensify until all peoples repent and call upon the name of the Lord and wait for him, or until God puts his foot down. The latter will be the case.
KISS THE SON
All credits belong to Almighty God and his son, Jesus the Christ.
Author: Jesus Christ
Written by: John Zacharias
Many thanks to my wife, Sherry, for her prayers and word processing.
All Biblical quotations are from the NIV Bible. Compiled and edited by Frank Charles Thompson, D.D., PH.D. Published by B.B. Kirkbridge Bible Co., Inc., and Zondervan Bible Publishers. Thank you.
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In the beginning: I was born in the family’s country home on a cold winter morning in 1925. My father and mother were devout church parents. Dad was an admirer of Priest Zechariah, “Upright in the sight of God,” Lk. 1:6, and his son, John the Baptist, “filled with the Holy Spirit from birth.” Lk. 1:15. He named me John Zacharias.
I grew up on the farm in central Arkansas. I can well remember the time of the Great Depression. We didn’t hurt for food or clothing. We had plenty; fruits, vegetables and poultry products, along with pork, beef and dairy. Everything was done by hand, and horse and mule power. During the lean years, we had very little money. Dad did lots of bartering at the general store in the town five miles to the south of the farm. The original three room house that I grew up in was built by my Dad and his dad. The lumber was sawed at my Grandfather’s saw mill. I was the fourth boy in a family of five boys and two girls. The boy that preceded me died of whooping cough as an infant. As the family grew, the house grew. Our only access to the outside world was an Atwater Kent, 12 v. battery-powered radio. The batteries were kept charged by a windmill.
I went to grade school in a one room, one teacher situation, first through the eighth grades. I went to high school in a town twelve miles to the north.
After graduation, I was drafted into the Army during World War II. I served in infantry combat until the war ended. I chose the Army for a career. After serving through Korea and Vietnam, I retired from active duty in 1976 with 30 years active duty. After retirement, I eventually settled in Missouri.
After 16 years with Wal-Mart, I retired a second time. The Lord urged me to retire so I could give full attention to His desires. He has been patiently working with me for several years, since I was in my mid 60’s. I was an elder in a local church. After accepting the position of Elder, the responsibility of true Christianity for the church became a deep burden for me. After a long time of prayer and study, the gap between the traditions of the church and the truth the Lord was teaching me grew wider and wider. The other 10 or so elders and I were often in conflict. I was labeled as a trouble maker and a stupid old man. (They exaggerated; I was only in my late 60’s, early 70’s)! Eventually, I was told that it would be difficult for me to find fellowship there. I told them I would go when the Lord said I should, and I did.
Through these years, the Lord was patiently teaching me and asked me to draw up a paper--The New Covenant.
THE NEW COVENANT INTRODUCTION
During the time I was in the process of developing the paper, the Lord encouraged me to turn away from ALL traditional church teachings and follow him. This was very difficult for me; that meant giving up the teachings of my parents and the heartfelt religious fellowship with my maternal brothers and sisters and church friends. This had been a way of life for me for more than half a century. I did as my Lord asked me to do. After many hours of prayer and tears, I firmly declared all my previous religious works to be as filthy rags. I prepared the New Covenant paper and didn’t have the slightest idea of what to do with it. Since I prepared the papers in 2008, the Lord has opened the doors and gave me the opportunity to present the New Covenant to three churches. In each situation, there was eventual rejection. They didn’t deny the truth therein, but giving up their religious traditions was out of the question.
I wait on the Lord. I wait for His direction. He lets me know through His many blessings that failure of acceptance was just another learning experience. He lets me know that humbly seeking His righteousness and allowing Him to direct my path is where I should be.
My Lord has blessed me as He worked with me in preparing the New Covenant portion of this little book, the opening of my eyes to the condition of the church, repentance and all the rest. First of all, He has blessed me with a Christian wife and a large family, four boys and three girls.
Also, personal health: Several years ago I was diagnosed diabetic and placed on medication. I haven’t taken the medicine during the past few years, and all is well in my annual check-ups, blood tests are normal. I have been diagnosed with aneurysms, chest and abdomen. Recent tests have shown no abnormalities worthy of being classified as an aneurysm in my chest or abdomen.
My first healing was a very important blessing for me. This happened to me years ago when I was beginning to realize the great difference between church traditions and God’s righteousness. After being diagnosed with a very hyper thyroid by the family doctor, the healing occurred before going to the specialist to determine the specific medication needed to control the thyroid. I went to my family doctor telling him that I had been healed. He insisted that I continue with the appointment. I said nothing more to anyone about being healed and during the test at the radiology clinic, it was confirmed that I had no thyroid problem. This blessing confirmed to me that I was on the right track with the Lord--Living by faith in the Spirit was where I needed to be. I have learned what calling on the Lord and waiting on the Lord really means.
THE NEW COVENANT
The New Covenant is based upon believing. “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he does not believe in the name of God’s one and only Son.” (Jn 3: 18). Our salvation is in the New Covenant. Believing is the key to the New Covenant. God makes it easy to believe. Because, when He says something is going to happen, it happens, and when He says that He is going to do something, He does it.
Examples: God told Adam if he ate from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, he would die. (Gen 2:17). Adam ate from the tree and he died. (Gen. 5:5).
God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth.” (Gen. 6:13). God did exactly as He said He would do.
God’s angels said to Lot, “Do you have anyone else here, sons-in-law, sons or daughters, or anyone else in the city who belongs to you? Get them out of here, because we are going to destroy this place. “ (Gen. 19: 12-13). Lot and his family got out. The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding plains, except the town of Zoar, where Lot and his family had fled, were destroyed by fire.
Peter, speaking by the Holy Spirit, said, “The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.” (2 Pe 3:10). This will come to pass.
In the case of Adam; he and Eve were in the presence of God. However, they were persuaded to disobey him, and he removed them from the place he had prepared for them.
In the case of Noah and his family, they believed. This placed them in the presence of God, from that point on they followed God’s plan and were saved.
In the case of Lot and his family; they believed. With the exception of Lot’s wife, they followed God’s plan and were saved. Lot’s wife didn’t follow God’s plan to completion and was not saved.
Now for the prophecy of Peter. God has given us a plan to escape. His plan is in the New Covenant. Believing is the key to come into His presence.
Most people in our society believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, that He lived here on earth and died on the cross to cover our sins. However, some do not understand the role of Jesus as our High Priest, our Lord and His daily involvement in our godly righteousness. The writer of Hebrews went into great detail to explain that our Lord Jesus is our High Priest forever. Also, he quoted the prophets concerning the New Covenant that Jesus introduced into being as He broke the bread in the upper room on the night He was betrayed. Jesus is our High Priest and Mediator in the New Covenant. (He. 4:14 to the end and 5: 1-10). Also, “Jesus the Mediator of a New Covenant.” (He. 12: 24). God will equip us with what is pleasing to Him through our Lord Jesus Christ. (He. 13: 20-21).
“We have much to say about this (Jesus as High Priest), but it is hard to explain because you are so slow to learn. In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers (a gift), you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s Word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teachings about righteousness.” (He. 5: 11-12). This is what I want to talk about now, Godly Righteousness. The righteousness that I am speaking of cannot be attained by study and discipline, that was the way of the Old Covenant. The righteousness that God our Father is pleased with is a righteousness that is given to us by our High Priest, through faith. “The righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.” (Ro. 3:22). Without believing, a person cannot receive the messages our Father has for us through our Lord Jesus Christ. The righteousness by faith is promised to us by Almighty God our Father in the New Covenant. “All your sons will be taught by the Lord, and great will be your children’s peace. In righteousness you will be established.” (Isa. 54: 13-14). Righteousness is a gift, it is free. “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.” (Isa. 55: 1).
We must, by faith, have an ear to hear what our Father says to us through Christ in the Holy Spirit. “Give ear and come to me; hear me, that your soul may live. I will make an everlasting Covenant with you.” (Isa. 55: 3). The prophet compares God’s teaching to the rain and snow. “As the rain and snow comes down from heaven, and does not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is My Word that goes out from My mouth: It will not return to Me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. (Isa. 55: 10-11).
I am reminded of the teaching of our Lord speaking through the Apostle John. As Jesus admonished and encouraged the churches, in closing with each church, he said these words, “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” (Rev. 1 & 2). The flip side of that teaching would be: Don’t listen to anything that doesn’t come from the Holy Spirit. There were false teachers in those days just as there are today. There are different reasons for false teachers. Many simply teach what they were taught by other teachers, accepting it as truth. We must be certain that what we teach comes from the Lord, our High Priest and Mediator in the New Covenant. He is there to select teachers and give them the message to teach. The writer of Hebrews said it this way: “See to it that you do not refuse Him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused Him who warned them on earth, how much will we, if we turn away from Him who warns us from heaven?” (He. 12: 25). He made this statement after he had stressed the importance of faith in chapter 11. Our mind must not be controlled by the teachings of men. Paul wrote, “The mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace. “ (Ro. 8: 6). I am sure Paul found great joy in introducing people to Christ and encouraging them to the point where Christ could take over.
The prophet Joel also spoke of our Father’s New Covenant. (Joel 2: 28-32). Luke quoted this prophecy in Acts 2: 17-21. In part, “In the last days God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Even on My servants, both men and women, I will pour out My Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy and everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” We must call upon our Father. He will speak to us and direct our lives through the Mediator, our High Priest, our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. All glory and praise be to our Heavenly Father and His Son, Christ Jesus!
Speaking by the Holy Spirit, Jeremiah wrote, “No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his brother.” (Jer. 31:33). God will teach, is teaching, through His Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
The New Covenant was demonstrated for us as Jesus served the Lord’s Supper to the twelve in the upper room on the night He was betrayed. He took the unleavened bread, (food representing no sin--His Holy Spirit), gave thanks, and broke it, and gave it to His disciples, saying, “Take and eat. This is my body.” (Mat. 26: 26). Because of previous teaching, they knew that He was speaking about His spiritual body. (Jn 6: 45-59), and verses 61-64. I will quote in part, verse 56: “Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood remains in Me and I in him.” (verse 61): “Does this offend you?” (verse 63): “The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are Spirit and they are life.” Jesus gave a portion of His spiritual body to each of the twelve. Then Jesus took the cup and demonstrated the sealing of the New Covenant in His blood, which He did, literally on the cross. Jesus said, “Drink from it, all of you. This is My blood of the Covenant.” (Mt. 26: 27-28). (A blood covenant cannot be broken). Also, His blood was literally poured out for the forgiveness of our sins on the cross. Jesus went on to explain that He would participate in the New Covenant with the believers as it is fulfilled in our Father’s Kingdom; our daily lives, the here and now.
Paul, in explaining all of this to the believers in Corinth, wrote: “Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? (1 Cor. 10: 16). We are participating in a covenant sealed with His blood and humbly accepting His shed blood for the forgiveness of our sins. “And is not the bread that we break a participation in the Body of Christ?” (1 Cor. 10: 16). He went on and explained in detail what he meant by the Body of Christ in 1 Cor., chapter 12. Paul also gave definition to the spiritual Body of Christ in his letters to the Romans, (Ro. 12), and Ephesians, (Eph. 4). In these letters, he gave many examples of the different gifts God will give to believers in making up the body of His Son, Jesus Christ. Money cannot buy these gifts, nor can man give these gifts one to the other. They can only be GIVEN by our Heavenly Father through our Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus.
The following are examples of spiritual gifts making up the Body of Christ as stated by Paul in letters to the believers in Rome, Corinth and Ephesus. For the believers in Rome: Serving, Teaching, Encouraging, Contributing to the Needy, Leadership, and Showing Mercy. (Ro. 12: 6-8). He also mentioned Faith in verse 3. For the believers in Corinth: Message of Wisdom, Message of Knowledge, Faith, Healing, Miraculous Powers, Prophesy, Distinguishing between spirits, Ability to Speak in different kinds of tongues, and Interpretation of Tongues. ( 1 Cor. 12: 8-11). Also, Apostles, Prophets, Teachers, Workers of Miracles, Healing, Helping Others, Administration and Speaking in Different Kinds of Tongues. (1 Cor. 12: 28-29). In both of these letters after his teaching about the “Gifts”, he followed up with emphasis on Love. In his letter to the Church in Ephesus: Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers. The goal is to mature into “The whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” (Eph. 4: 11-13). Again, this is followed up with emphasis on Love, verse 15. Along with the teachings about spiritual gifts, he spoke to them about spiritual baptism: “For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one Body.” (1 Cor. 12:13). To the Church in Ephesus: “There is one body and one Spirit--Just as you were called to one hope when you were called--One Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all through all and in all.” (Eph. 4: 4-6). All of this reminds me of the words of our Lord as recorded by the Apostle Mark. “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.” (Mk. 16:16). Paul wrote in great detail so that there could be no misunderstanding about Christ’s baptism that John the Baptist spoke of as recorded by the Apostles Matthew, (Mt. 3:11), Mark, (Mk. 1:8), Luke, (Lk 3:16), and John, (Jn 1:33). This baptism was taught by our Lord and all the Apostles. Peter wrote, “Each one should use whatever gifts he has received to serve others, faithfully administrating God’s grace in various forms. “ (1 Pe. 4:10). In Paul’s letter to the Philippians, “For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose.” (Php. 2:13). Here are some other references: He will teach us His ways. (Mic. 4:2). For the Holy Spirit will teach you. (Lk 12:12). Jesus taught while here on earth, but the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, will teach you. (Jn 14:26). Taught by God’s Anointing. (1 Jn. 2:27).
Paul summed up the Christian way of life into three words: “Faith, Hope, and Love.” He went on to say that , “Love is the greatest of these.” (Ro 13:13). In other words, none of the above (life in the New Covenant) can happen without interacting Christian love. All of the above are included in Jesus’ response to Nichodemus’ visit with Him. (Jn 3:1-21). Jesus concluded that teaching with these words, “Whoever lives by the Truth (God‘s Anointing), comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he (the believer) has done has been done through God.” (Verse 21).
Our Lord Jesus Christ is at the right hand of our Father as our High Priest, our Mediator, and our Lord. He is giving to us what He wants us to have and interceding for us as we make inevitable human mistakes. All in all, we are being prepared for the perfected Kingdom of God on the renewed earth that Peter wrote about. “In keeping with His promise, we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.” (2 Pe. 3:13). Glory be to God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ!
In conclusion--Through the work of God-given evangelism, we hear the Gospel and believe. Following this new birth of the Holy Spirit, we must grow into a way of life that is pleasing to God. This way of life is found by participating in the eternal covenant. The writers of Hebrews stated it in this way: “Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise--The fruit of our lips that confess His Name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” (Heb 13: 15-16). Also, “May the God of Peace, who through the blood of the eternal Covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus (Here, through this Covenant, we find our eternal hope), that Great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing His Will, and may He work in us what is pleasing to Him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.” (Heb. 13: 20-21).
The writer of Hebrews mentioned sharing with others. Our Lord emphasized this Christian way of life in the parable, “The Sheep and the Goats.” (Mt. 25: 31-46). Study the parable. Jesus lets us know without a doubt how very necessary it is to practice Christian love in this life. Our Father through our Lord Jesus Christ gives us all that is necessary to meet each other’s needs. “The yoke is easy, the burden is light. “ (Mt. 11:28-30). We are blessed by our Father and we must bless each other and we will inherit the Kingdom prepared for us on the renewed earth.
The Father is in our Lord Jesus and Jesus in the Father. As believers, we are in them. This is our Lord’s prayer for us, (Jn. 17:21). Also, we must be one just as they are one. (Jn. 17:20).
I enjoy being His servant. There are great benefits in His service here and now:
1. The angels of God are watching over me.
2. God makes sure all my needs are met.
3. He blesses me so that I can bless others.
4. He gives me joy and peace.
5. He gives me hope for this life and the life to come.
It is awesome to participate in the New Covenant with our Heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. All glory and praise be to our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Near the end of John’s writing of Revelation, he quotes the Lord in giving the reason for the book. “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches.” (Rev. 22:16). The entire book was given to John for the benefit of the churches. This is something everyone in every church should understand. The Lord, in John’s testimony, made clear what happened to the Church, as the Body of Christ functioning in His Spirit, and what will happen as time goes on without repentance.
John used the number 7 several times to reflect the whole of whatever he was talking about: The seven Spirits, the seven churches, the seven seals, the seven trumpets, the seven bowls, ect. All these sevens depict the whole and complete plan of an omnipotent God for the Church.
Without an “ear to hear”, it is impossible to understand John’s testimony, its scope and purpose. For example, some Bible teachers say that His messages to the different churches (Rev. 2 & 3), are in correlation with specific time periods of Christ’s Church. For example, it is taught that the Church in Philadelphia represents His Church from 1750 until the Rapture. The Church in Laodicea represents His Church from 1900 until the Rapture. As you will see from what the Lord has to say, His Church does not exist during those time periods. I will get to that later. First, I ask you to read what the Spirit has to say about His Church. (Rev. 1:17 through chapter 3). Note that there are seven churches. They depict the entire Church, the good and the bad of it from the beginning to the end.
To the Church in Laodicea, the Lord said, “I am about to spit you out of my mouth”--separating the church from Himself. He did just that and it left the church destitute, in the Lord’s words, “Wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.” (Rev. 3:17). The church no longer has an angel watching over it. The church is no longer nourished by the Holy Spirit. It is no longer dressed in white robes. His Church did not exist from that day forward. It did not exist during the seventeen and eighteen hundreds. His depth in rebuking the Church indicates His love for it. (Written history tells us that the process of joining the church to a human government was completed and became official in the year 380. Emperor Theodosius I officially merged the church and the secular government of Rome).
Please allow me to point out a few things that will help in understanding the point I am making. In reference to the Church in Ephesus, He encouraged by pointing out the good and rebuking the bad. Repentance ensured the blessings of God. In reference to the Church in Smyrna: Here, early in the years of His Church, the Lord documents the synagogue of Satan, the beginning of the great deception. The Lord’s encouragement centered around standing firm in the faith through the time of persecution, not giving in to Satan. Historical writings describe the hideous persecutions; executions on the cross lined the roadway into Rome, some were placed into the arena with wild beasts, and many fled into hiding. For many years being a Christian was a capitol offense in the Roman Empire. The Lord continued in encouraging and correcting.
Difficulties became greater and the rewards for repentance and endurance became greater. The synagogue of Satan is documented a second time in Rev. 3:9. He recognized the good deeds of the church and kept the door open for them to continue as His Church. The Lord offered to use His power to make the synagogue of Satan bow down before them. He promised to keep them from the time of God’s wrath on earth, if they kept the faith, (Rev. 14: 17 to end). He also promised grand rewards for endurance. Please read Rev. 3: 8-12.
Sadly, in the Lord’s message to the Church in Laodicea, He addressed Himself as the “Amen.” These are His final words to His Church. There are no words of praise. His Church became a church without the Spirit. It is dead, lost, a 666 church. In the words of the Lord, “A synagogue of Satan.“ (Rev. 2:9 and 3:9). His Church ended during the 4th century. Our Lord Jesus Christ has become angry. (Note: In John’s testimony, you will find that both He and the Father can become angry. Rev. 6: 16-17). The root of God’s anger is with Satan. In the end he will be destroyed, (Rev. 20:10). Satan’s early effort to disrupt Christianity was to personally lead Jesus into temptation, and that failed, (Lk. 4: 1-13). Verse 13: “When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time." He returned and fought back through the church. Satan deceives the church by masquerading as the angel of light, (2 Cor. 11: 1-15). He was at work very early in the life of the church and continues to this day. This is confirmed by the Lord in the book of Revelation. The only way to avoid the Lord’s anger is to love Him, to love Him is to obey as He personally directs each and every person through the Spirit. The prophet David said it in this way: “Kiss the Son, lest He be angry and you will be destroyed in your way.” (Ps. 2:12). (Note the word YOUR). Our kiss to the Lord is a personal expression of love and serving Him in His way. The prophecy of all that I am talking about is found in Ps. 2.
After you have studied the Lord’s message to the churches, (Rev 2 and 3), and prayed in the depth of love that the Lord has for you and His Church, please turn with me to Luke, chapter 15, the Parable of the Lost Son, verses 11 through 31. “There was a man who had two sons.” The man represents God in this parable. The older son represents God’s people, Israel. He was born into the family of God. The younger son represents Christ’s Church. Members of the Lord’s Church are chosen by Him, led by the Spirit of God, and are sons/children of God, (Jn 1:12, Ro. 8:14, Gal. 4:6-7, Php. 2:15, and 1 Jn. 3:1).
I want to make a point clear. In this parable, the younger son does not represent any one person. The Lord speaks clearly, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the Kingdom of God.” (Lk. 9:62). Also, “It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the Word of God and the powers of the coming age, if they fall away, to be brought back to repentance, because to their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace.” (Heb. 6: 4-6). Finally, read the words of the Lord, Mark 3: 20-29. Specifically take to heart verse 29, “But whoever blasphemies against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven, he is guilty of an eternal sin.” I know the common arguments; I know so and so and he walked away from God, repented, and became a strong member of the church. In this case, the person speaking doesn’t realize that the person they are talking about did not walk away from God. He walked away from the doctrine of the church that he belonged to and returned to the same or perhaps a different church.
Every person is a sinner and all sin. All have sinned and fallen short of God’s righteousness. There is a great difference between committing a sin and repenting, as compared to walking away from God in contempt, denying the Holy Spirit. This is an eternal sin. Therefore, in the parable, the Lord is talking about His Church.
One last note concerning the Lord’s final message to the churches in Revelation. The reward for a person who turns away from the Synagogue of Satan and goes through the open door into Christ’s Church, is given the greatest of all the rewards Jesus offered in His messages to the churches. “To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with Me on My throne, just as I overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.” (Rev. 3: 21). The reward is awesome. There is nothing greater. There is nothing worse than the alternative, the fate of those who do not repent.
Now, back to the parable of the lost, the dead son, the church. “He (God) divided His property between them.” No part of the property belonged to the son. Without the Father, the church has nothing. God gives of Himself to the church. Note in verse 13, the son did not leave immediately. Compare this to John’s testimony in Revelation, quoting the Lord in his messages to the churches. When the son did leave, he didn’t hang out anywhere near the Father; not in the adjoining country but rather in a distant country. The church was completely, and of its own doing, separated from God. Godliness and ungodliness can not coexist. In one situation, Christ had this to say: “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” (Mt. 22: 15-21).
The gifts of God were squandered in a relationship with the world: After all of the gifts of God were gone there was a spiritual famine everywhere and the church was in dire need. As Christ said, it was, “Wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.” (Rev. 3:17). At that point in real time, (4th century), the church made a fatal choice. It chose to come under the authority of Satan. “So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs.” All in one sentence Satan casts the church into degradation; “feeding pigs.” All the gifts the Father had given the church were gone. Separated from God, the church was in a famine situation. The church was starving and existing on hog food. The church was no longer existing on the Holy Spirit. The young son was eating hog food.
Paul painted a word picture of the synagogue of Satan in his second letter to Timothy. “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.” (Note Paul’s words, he did not say, “on the last day”, or “at the end of time.” He described the time in which we now live--The Last Days). “People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient of their parents, ungrateful, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control (No Holy Spirit), brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God--Having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.” (2 Tim. 3: 1-5). Timothy lived to see the beginning of the condition that exists in the church today. Paul stated a large number of ungodly symptoms and concluded with the cause: “Having a form of godliness but denying its power.” The power is given by God the Father through His Son. As a person follows the Son, he will accept His spiritual guidance, just as a slave follows verbal guidance from his master. The Son is indeed our Lord. Therein a person is accepting the power--God’s Spirit of sonship and his gifts for the Church society, all expressed in godly love. Glory be to God and His Son! Also, read Paul’s prophecy concerning the church in 2nd Timothy 4: 3-4. Paul advised Timothy to keep his head--that’s where the Spirit teaches and controls our thoughts and deeds.
The parable shows that when the young son used his head, he decided to return to the Father. I am pleading that all people of the churches come to the same conclusion. There is still an opportunity to repent. The Lord stands at the door and knocks. As individuals in today’s churches come to their senses, repent, turn away from everything that reflects man’s doctrine, the synagogue of Satan, the Father will run out to meet them with open arms. In this way, the church could be restored. There would be no need for the Iron Scepter. There is an opportunity to humbly return to the Father, as the younger son did. Those who do repent will work with the Lord. As prophecy declares: “We will rule with the Lord in the morning. “(Ps. 49: 14). “We will sit with Him on His throne.” (Rev. 3: 21).
All who repent will be given the “best robe”, the white robe of Christ’s righteousness. They will be given full status in the family of God: “Put a ring on his finger!” Also, they will be prepared to go forth in service. The one who repents will have “sandals on his feet!” Also, “I will come in and eat with him and he with Me.” (Rev. 2: 20). This is a time for service and celebration, “For this son of mine was dead and is alive again, (just as it was on the day of Pentecost), he was lost and is found.”
In the final outcome, the Church will be restored, every knee will bow. The unnumbered multitude will come out of the Great Tribulation in white robes. (Rev. 7: 13-14).
There will be a “thousand year “ reign. (Rev. 20: 1-6).
First, there is an opportunity for repentance--NOW! After the door is closed and God’s people have been reaped, (Rev. 14: 14-16), God’s expressions of wrath will be upon all who remain. (Rev. 14: 17-end).
After the younger son’s return, the Father encouraged the older son. So ends the parable.
There came a time when it was necessary for the children of Israel to choose between the false prophets of Baal and the Lord God, as their God to serve. The time has come for the people of the church to choose whom they will serve.
Recently I was asked the common question, “What church do you belong to?” My response was, “I don’t belong to any church.” I belong to my Lord, Jesus the Christ. He bought me with a price, death on the cross. Everyone serves whom they belong to. Many people serve the church they belong to in total sincerity. Some people serve more than one master. Everyone on earth should belong to Jesus Christ, everyone should serve Him in the Spirit. The message is very clear. “You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature (man’s understanding), but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you.” (God’s teaching), (Ro. 8: 9).
Our salvation is in the same Spirit. “And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who lives in you.” (Ro. 8: 11).
The Father and the Son are angry, we must understand why and repent. If everyone was serving the Lord in the Spirit, calling on the name of the Lord and waiting on Him, there would be only one teaching, one doctrine, one Lord. He is the Master, I am the servant, the slave. I have no authority. Almighty God gave all authority to His Son, Jesus Christ, my Lord, to whom I belong and serve.
FAITH AND SERVICE
IN THE SPIRIT
Almighty God, the Father, has established His Son as King and has given Him the authority to rule with an iron scepter if necessary. Those who do not repent will be “Dashed to pieces like pottery.” (Ps. 2: 1-9). “Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son lest He be angry and you will be destroyed in your way, for His wrath can flair up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in Him.” (Ps. 2: 11-12). The Lord has made it clear. In this prophecy, there is no exception other than those who take refuge in Him. If you are in a fellowship, following a human-developed doctrine based on an understanding of the Bible, or any other writing, or a so called vision from God, you are in error. You have broken the Law of God. You must “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” (Prov. 3: 5-6).
“This is the fate of those who trust in themselves, (666 in forehead), and of their followers, who approve their sayings, (666 in hand). Like sheep they are destined for the grave, and death will feed on them. The upright, (those who repent and wait on the Lord, (Rev. 3:21), will rule over them in the morning; their forms will decay in the grave, far from their princely mansions. But God will redeem my soul from the grave; He will surely take me to Himself.” (Ps. 49: 13-15).
Kiss the Son is the key. This kiss is an expression of love and service directly in contact with our Lord. “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined us to be adopted as His sons through Christ Jesus, in accordance with His pleasure and will. To the praise of His glorious grace, which He has given us in the One He loves. In Him we have redemption through His blood, for the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace He lavishes on us with all wisdom and understanding.” (Eph. 1: 3-8). In this holy way of life you have the mark of God in your forehead, self-control. There is no mark in the hand of a true believer. A mark in the hand denotes a follower of someone other than Christ. The child of God is self-controlled. This is a part of the basic doctrine given to Paul by the Lord, (Ac. 24: 25). To be self-controlled is to be born again and be baptized by Jesus our Lord in the Holy Spirit. Please read the second chapter of Titus through the 12th verse. Note also, Peter stated that we must be self-controlled so we can pray, (1 Pe. 4:7). This puts us in direct contact with the Lord and He personally directs the life of a true believer. Glory be to God the Father and His Son. “Kiss the Son, lest He be angry.” Amen.
We must worship in Spirit and in Truth. Herein we serve the Lord as we wait for His specific instructions through the Spirit. “But when the Spirit of Truth comes, He will guide you into all truth.” (Jn. 16:13). Also, “You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.” (Jn. 8:9). “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” (Ps. 27:14). We are blessed when we wait for the Lord and call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Our Lord is dealing with the church just as God dealt with Israel in earlier times. Please read Isa. 30: 1-18. In this passage of scripture, He is pleading with His “obstinate children”, Israel. Today He is dealing with the church in the same way through our Lord Jesus Christ. This is the mind of the Lord in all times, in spite of disobedience in the church, “Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion. The Lord is a God of Justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him!” (Isa. 30:18).
SERVICE IN LOVE
In the upper room, after the Lord and the twelve had celebrated the Passover and the Lord’s Supper, Jesus said, “A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” (Jn. 13:34). Jesus described that love in the parable, The Sheep and the Goats, (Mt. 25: 31-34). Herein we find our service and worship to Him by caring for each other in godly love. He stated specific areas of concern that those who are members of His Body should have for each other: Daily needs, help in times of sickness, helping with social problems.
Also, we must show kindness and outreach to those outside His Body. In loving care for each other in His Church and reaching out to those outside His Church, we are in service and expressing our love to our Lord Jesus Christ. In His words, “I tell you the truth, whatever you do for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.” (Mt. 25: 40). Another example of Christian service is found in James 1:27: “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: To look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”
In loving service to each other and helping those who cannot help themselves, we serve and worship our Lord. God prepares us for this service with His gifts, coming to us through faith. Paul encourages the Spirit of Kiss the Son as a way of life between believers in the Church: “Greet one another with a holy kiss.” (Ro. 16: 16, 1 Cor. 16:20, 2 Cor. 13: 12, 1 Th. 5:26; also Peter in 1 Pe. 5: 14), described it as, “a kiss of love.” In God’s time this will bring His Spiritual Kingdom into a kingdom of reality. A fellowship in love is pleasing to God. A fellowship without love amounts to nothing. (1 Cor. 13: 1 to end).
God will choose and in every way prepare his sons and daughters for the service in love that He desires. In our Lord’s words, “It is written in the prophets: They will all be taught by God. Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from Him comes to Me.” (Jn. 6: 45). In Christ we serve through the Spirit, loving each other as He loves us.
All praise and glory to God the Father and His Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ.
Kiss the Son.
Amen and Amen.
I told my wife that the book was finished, but my Lord told me, “Not quite.” He wants me to acknowledge a few things. First of all, the writing has been a learning experience for me. For example, in the parable concerning the two sons, never before was the parable explained to me as I understand it now. The Lord directed me to the Scripture and explained it to me as I read it. For more than half a century, I served in the church and never heard anyone give that explanation.
I have read the book of Revelation several times and I have heard sermons from the book many times, but I had never seen the things in the book that He wanted me to express. For example, I had never realized that Revelation is the only book in the Bible that the Lord personally endorsed. (Rev. 22: 16).
I am not a writer. I have done the best I can to express what the Lord has given me concerning the great deception going on within the church and what He wants the church to do about it.
I have been deceived just like everyone else. Most of my life I followed a doctrine established by man’s understanding. I have known that something was wrong for a long time but I didn’t know what, or what to do about it. I can understand now my Lord’s anger. The man I was following did not go to the cross for me, nor did he have authority to direct my life. I was in error. I allowed a man to stand between me and my Lord, making it impossible for me to “Kiss the Lord.” All prophecy and New Testament Scripture directs me into a spiritual and personal relationship with Christ; yet, I allowed a man with his opinion of written Scripture to come between me and the Son of God in a spiritual union. Paul talks about the spiritual union that one must have to please God. (2 Cor. 3: 1- 11). There is no prophecy or any other Scripture to justify a human developed doctrine.
The Lord did not ask me to start a new church. He asked me to state clearly the great deception that caused Him to remove the Spirit with His power and gifts from the church. Also, that He stands at the door and knocks. In the same Scripture, He clearly states the personal spiritual relationship that He desires. He is eager to restore what He had to take away from the church in order not to support Satan. I separated myself from the human church for the same reason. I know there are other believers in the same situation I was in before I repented. I encourage you to repent. The Lord will bless you.
Each and every person has a choice, repent and Kiss the Son, or go through the alternative as described in the book of Revelation.
“The Spirit and the Bride say, ’Come!’ And let him who hears say, ‘Come!’ Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.” (Rev. 22: 17). The door is still open for the free gift; Kiss the Son: No iron scepter rule--No God‘s wrath. The door will soon be closed. On that day, the Lord will harvest the righteous from the earth, (Rev. 14: 14- 16). After that day, the Tribulation expressing God’s wrath will begin. (Rev. 14: 17-20). The Water of Life will no longer be free.
When I repented, I prayed for years to be given the gift of healing. I thought that would be an awesome way to bring honor and glory to the Lord Jesus and the Father. (There was probably some self-pride in there also). It took a long time but He finally got me off my desire and on to His. This little book is all His work, not mine, it is a warning from the Lord. Take to heart words from the Lord as recorded by Matthew: “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow is the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.“…“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord’, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?‘ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!‘” (Mt. 7: 13 & 14, and 21-23). In the Spirit, pray and study all the parables of the Lord. Spiritual ears to hear and eyes to see will open to you God’s truth and righteousness.
Outside of personal information, every word is from my Lord. After each time that I sat down to write, I prayerfully asked the Lord to keep me on track. I made corrections as needed. It has been joyful, exciting and helpful to my spiritual growth and understanding. I am making every effort to completely repent, taking upon myself the spirit of a slave. Poor in spirit, so that I may receive the Spirit of God in fullness--Baptized. I DO NOT want to be identified in any way as a part of, or in any way supporting, the synagogue of Satan. I want to be completely removed. I want to be a part of the Lord’s Church and seated with Him on His throne. I like that promise!
It is my prayer that you, too, will find excitement and joy in repentance and obedience to the desires of the Lord.
Kiss the Son and tell a friend. Tell everyone you know to, “Come!”
In FAITH, follow Jesus Christ by the indwelling Holy Spirit.
Our HOPE for the gift of everlasting life becomes sure as we assemble the Body of Christ by coming together in groups and expressing spiritual gifts as He gives them according to God’s Will.
Experience godly LOVE as we care for and respect each other in the Body of Christ and reach out for those outside His Body.
All GLORY and PRAISE to God the Father and God the Son.
For those who believe our Lord and repent, I expect that you have a question--Where do I go from here? I can’t really answer that question, because that is between you and our Lord. Based on experience, my advice to you is to be patient and in the Spirit be continually in prayer. He will direct your way. Christ laid the foundation in the New Covenant and He is the cornerstone for the Kingdom that is being built. Wait on our Lord.
At this time in my life, priority one is to get this little book into the hands of as many people as possible--I need help. Secondly, I hope to get in touch with other believers who have either walked away from the synagogue of Satan or are new believers who have been born again and ready to grow up in Christ. I hope to find fellowship in their homes and they in mine; this could be by personal contact or other relations. I pray for this and again I need help. I want to be a part of a godly family, all working together in godly love, taking care of each other and reaching out to enlarge the family--Bringing the Kingdom of God into reality. God, our Father, will help His family through blessings of love, His spiritual gifts, His power and protection.
This is the best I can do in answering your question--Be patient--Be in prayer--Be in love. Our Lord will direct you into service in His Church, the Kingdom now and forever.
Thanks to God our Father, our Lord Jesus Christ and the Saints who have helped me thus far.
A SECOND WITNESS
John is very encouraging as he begins his testimony of what he saw and heard as God’s angels came to him: “Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophesy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it.” Rev. 1: 3.
So far, in this little book, KISS THE SON, REVELATION, I have brought out the truth about the church of Christianity that exists in the world today. In the eyes of God it is spiritually dead, void of the 777 Spirit. Even though the church is dead, God the Father and God the Son are very much alive and there is godly work that must be done here and now. I want to bring into light a second witness, Revelation chapters four through fourteen, declaring the death of the organized Church Christ established, what He has done and will do about it, and the work that must be done now by true believers who have repented and turned away from the synagogue of Satan. Turn with me to the sixth chapter. Christ has been found worthy and is opening the first of seven seals in a scroll describing His Church and efforts for repentance.
The first Seal--This seal pictures His Church and its purpose as He placed it into being. John saw a “White Horse”, (Christ’s organized Church). Its rider, (the members), held a bow, (the Gospel with no violence involved), and he, (the members), was given a crown, (The crown of Christ’s righteousness), and he, (the members), rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.” Rev. 6: 1-2. The literal works of the “conqueror bent on conquest”, is pictured in the book of Acts and the letters to the early churches.
The second Seal--John saw “A fiery red horse, (Christ’s Church has changed into a physically aggressive church governed by man). Its rider, (the members), was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him, (the members), was given a large sword.” (A weapon of war and death). Rev. 6: 3-5.
The third Seal--John saw, “A black horse!” (The church was no longer headed by Christ‘s Spirit. It was no longer bearing His purity or His light). “Its rider, (the members), was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I (John) heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, ‘a quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages.’ (The church is now functioning according to man’s standards, and his understanding of justice). And do not damage the oil and the wine.” Rev. 6:5-6. Whatever happens, man wants it to appear to be the very best thing possible for mankind, and no one dare damage that image.
The fourth Seal--John saw “A pale horse, (The Church that started out filled with Christ’s Spirit and His purity is now void of the Holy Spirit. The organized church is spiritually dead). Its rider, (the members), was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. (The members are dead spiritually and are destined to die physically and go to Hades, not Paradise). They, (the members), were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by the sword, famine and plagues, and by the wild beasts of the earth.” Rev. 6: 7-8. The results of the work of the church is the opposite of that intended by Christ in the beginning. The fourth condition of the organized church is in existence to this day in 2013.
The fifth Seal--This seal revealed those in Paradise waiting for God’s judgment of the earth. They were given white robes and were told to wait a little longer until the number God wants sealed with His seal is accomplished.
The sixth Seal--This seal gives an overview of Christ’s wrath and the wrath of Almighty God, the Father.
After that, John saw four angels with destructive powers to be released after a certain number has God’s seal on their foreheads. The specific number is revealed as 144,000, twelve thousand from each of the twelve tribes of Israel. Also, it is revealed that an unnumbered multitude of people from every nation, tribe, people and language will come out of the Great Tribulation, dressed in white robes. It is very sad to me that so few people repent and turn away from the synagogue of Satan while they have an opportunity to do so in this life. In the last part of the seventh chapter, one of the elders before God describes the everlasting life of peace and joy for all who have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
The seventh Seal--A time of consideration and preparation is described. Incense and the prayers of all the saints are brought up before God. As the ultimate effort by Christ for repentance, seven messages, (Seven Trumpets), will be given to all people of the earth. He will continue in the refinement by fire until the harvest of the saints as described in chapter 14, verses 14 through 16.
The First Trumpet--Hail and fire mixed with blood was hurled down upon the earth. A third of the earth and trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up. In our deceived state of mind, we refer to these messages from Christ as, “Acts of Mother Nature.” Discipline was imposed with a show of power and authority. Many people should have understood that the Lord is crying out for repentance. However, man did not repent and discipline continues.
The Second Trumpet--At this time, the salt waters of the earth were contaminated. This caused problems for man but not so great as to cause men to die. “A third of the sea turned into blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.” (Rev. 8: 8-9).
The Third Trumpet--By this time, greater discipline was imposed and mankind felt greater devastation--”Many people died from the waters that has become bitter.” (Rev. 8:11). Christ is a loving Lord. In the beginning, his efforts for repentance were mild and brought little discomfort to man, but man did not repent, so discipline gets worse and worse.
The Fourth Trumpet--One third of the sun, moon and stars were turned dark; one third of the day and night had no light. Christ has demonstrated that He has complete authority and control over all creation--The earth, trumpet one; The waters, trumpets two and three; The heavens above the earth, trumpet four. He meant what he said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” (Mt. 28:18).
The Lord Jesus Christ has expressed His authority over all creation, and He has demonstrated that He can do harm in the use of His authority. He has begun to take away the light of His Presence with mankind. Man dos not realize how devastating that this will become and does not repent. Man has the given ability to do good things one for the other, but as time goes on the grace from God grows dim--Times get worse and worse. Satan is given greater power and appears to be the light--The Great Deception. The warnings are ignored. Man does not recognize the works of “Mother Nature” and the plagues of different diseases as being the efforts of Christ for repentance. In the eyes of man, he sees unexplainable scientific processes at work and it is his job to counter them with his great and increasing knowledge and wisdom. For example, the ability to forecast and warn against severe weather, and the ability to recognize and cure illnesses. However, the weather and other acts of nature continue to kill more people. In the area of illnesses, new and more severe illnesses come into being faster than the scientist can come up with cures and more people die. How dumb can you get? Sin is the cause of all problems. Christ is in control and if man allowed Him to have His way and direct mankind through His Spirit, there would be no sin and no problems. The high intellect of man is very dumb--Warnings go unheeded--No repentance.
The Fifth Trumpet--The First Woe--Satan is allowed to torment mankind. “Men seek death, but will not find it, they will long to die, but death will elude them.” (Rev. 9:6). Mankind does not realize that they cannot escape from the torment that they are in--They can only escape from this mortal body. The only people who escape are those who have the Seal of God on their forehead. Repent and allow Christ to direct your life here on earth by His Holy Spirit, as well as life everlasting in the presence of God after we leave this mortal body. Fire from the altar of God is in the process of refining mankind. I am only writing what the Lord is giving me to write, and I know that there are symbols in the text that I seem to be ignoring, but the Lord is not involving me with those things at this time. My Lord is working through me to express His plea for repentance in very clear and simple human words.
John describes an army with great power to torment mankind. In verse eleven of chapter nine we find out who the great tormentor is--Christ has used the king of deception and evil to torment mankind. The king of the great army is the angel of the Abyss. He is called Abaddon in Hebrew, and Apollyon in Greek. In English his name is Satan, the Destroyer.
“The first woe is past; two other woes are yet to come.” Verse 12. Why go through all of this hell? Do you still believe all is OK? The world is full of false religions, including man’s version of Christianity. The powerful organization of the Roman church destroyed true Christianity in the organized church. Christ withdrew His Holy Spirit and the 666 spirit took over. Since the Roman Church was the leader in this great deception that exists to this very day in 2013, why shouldn’t it lead the way in repentance? Allow the Lord Jesus Christ to regain control by His Holy Spirit--Repent! That would be a first step in the right direction to solve the world’s problems. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist or a Jesuit to know that this is the truth. I believe that the followers of Luther, Wesley, Campbell, and all of the rest would follow suit. Christ has a strong rebuke for those in 666 organizations who think they are spiritually correct--Rich. “You do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.” (Rev. 3:17). In verse 18, He also gives loving advice--”I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in fire; so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.” However, since that is not going to happen, Christ stands at the door knocking. He is ready to come in as he is invited by individuals who repent. “Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.” Christ speaking, as recorded in Rev. 3:19.
The Sixth Trumpet--The Second Woe: Some people have repented. How do I know? At this point in real time, God has reached the First Fruits number that He is waiting for. In the timeframe of prophecies, this action coincides with God’s people returning to Israel, the land God has given them. In chapter 7: 1-8, the four angels were told to hold off until 144,000 were sealed; here in chapter 9, verse 14, the sixth angel was told, “Release the four angels who were bound at the great river Euphrates.” John’s description of destruction sounds like all the wars of the world rolled into one. Verse 18, “A third of mankind was killed by the three plagues of fire, smoke and sulfur.” Sadly, “The rest of mankind that were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the works of their hands; they did not stop worshipping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood. Nor did they repent of their murders, (Holy Wars), their magic arts, (false miracles and signs), their sexual immorality, (spiritual fornication), or their thefts,” (Taking from others in the name of Christ). Verses 13-21. At this point in time most of mankind continues to do their own thing, appearing to be the Lamb, but in God’s eye, the dragon. Mankind needs to understand that we must wait on the Lord and follow His counseling through the Holy Spirit--That calls for repentance from all of the above.
In chapter 10, John talks about seven thunders and a little scroll. He was not allowed to reveal specifically what was in either one. According to what he said about the small scroll, things are not what they appear to be--Very palatable in the mouth but sour when digested in the stomach. Many things accomplished by man fall into that general statement, even religion. The angel told John precisely how the mystery of God must be accomplished, “Just as he announced to his servants the prophets.” By studying on through the Book of Revelation, one can easily see that man, generally speaking, never did get it right without extreme pressure from God. The purpose of my work for Christ is to encourage individuals to open the door while He is still there knocking. In this body or out of this body, you do not want to experience God’s Wrath. It is far better to be a part of the two witnesses John testifies about in chapter 11.
The Two Witnesses for Christ are the two olive trees, the remnant of God’s people, Israel, and the two lamp stands, the remnant of Christ’s Church. They prophesy for a time, times, and half time. After their prophesying is completed they are overcome and killed by Satan, and go to be with the Lord forever. The 666 powers destroyed Christ’s organized Church and formed a church incorporated with the Roman Empire. There was no longer an organized Body of Christ. According to John’s prophecy, it will not come into existence again until the Iron Scepter Rule. I am looking forward to working with Christ during that time. That is His promise to those who repent. “To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on His throne.” (Rev. 3:21). There are now individuals who have repented and are in service for Him as they are counseled through the Holy Spirit.
John was told that he must “Prophesy again about many peoples, nations, languages, and kings.” His prophecy includes all people from all over the world and their leaders. There is no exception for any person on earth except those who repent and invite Christ in as He stands at the door and knocks. In the seventh trumpet, John first quotes voices that he heard in heaven giving praise, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He will reign forever and ever.“ (Rev. 11:15). “Then the twenty-four elders who were seated around the throne worshipped God saying: ‘We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, who is and who was, because you have taken power and have begun to reign. The nations were angry and your wrath has come. The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding your servants the prophets and your saints and those who reverence your name, both small and great--And for destroying those who destroy the earth.‘ Then God’s temple was opened, and within His temple was seen the Ark of his Covenant.“ (Rev. 11:16-19). In these words of praise and thanksgiving, we see an overview of the prophecy John has yet to give as he begins to prophesy again. He goes back to the beginning and shows us where the problem lies; “That ancient serpent, called the devil or Satan, WHO LEADS THE WHOLE WORLD ASTRAY.” Herein is the problem; see it, believe it, and repent. John goes on to explain in detail what has happened. The devil, Satan, attacked the Church. He “was enraged at the woman and went to make war against the rest of her offspring --Those who obey God’s Commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus.” (Rev. 12:17). He failed in all previous attempts to disrupt and destroy God’s plan to redeem mankind. He failed when he tried to kill the mother, and the infant Jesus. He failed when he went face to face with Jesus and tried to tempt Him to go in the wrong direction. He made war against the rest of her offspring--The Church--The Spiritual Body of Christ. John explained that war and Satan’s victory in Chapter 13. The seven-headed beast represents all ungodly powers on earth--”Peoples, nations, languages and kings.” The early Church killed one head of the beast. It took away a portion of the beast’s power over all people--One head had a fatal wound. Satan joined with the first beast, made war against the saints and overcame them. This brought the wounded head back to life. All the inhabitants of the earth worship the beast, except those whose names are written in Christ’s Book of Life.
After that, John saw another beast. This beast “Had two horns like a lamb but he spoke like a dragon.” (Rev. 13:11). Verse 12, “He (the second beast), exercised all the authority of the first beast on his behalf.” Satan had joined with the first beast and overcame the saints. Now, the second beast (the church developed by man), joined with the first beast and exercised all authority on his behalf. The second beast (the church), made “The earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast.” The second beast, (man’s church), with the combined powers of man and Satan, “Performed great and miraculous signs.” (Rev. 13:13). Because of the miraculous signs that he did on behalf of the first beast, (Mankind and Satan), “He deceived the inhabitants of the earth.” (Rev. 13:14). The church deceived the people. This was the beginning of the great deception that continues until this day. From that day until now, the existing church functions on behalf of the first beast. Christ has continually made efforts to get man to repent, and according to John’s prophecy, He will continue until the time comes for Him to reap the earth of the individuals who do repent. Man’s church developed into an image of the first beast. It is 666 spiritually. In the establishment of man’s church, force was used and many people were killed. (Rev. 13:15). Man’s religions control the spiritual life of mankind. Spiritually speaking, man cannot buy or sell without the 666 number, because there is no other marketplace; no organized spiritual activity outside the 666 spirit realm. Christ’s organized Church was controlled by the Holy Spirit, (777), but it no longer exists.
Chapter 14: John looked and he saw Christ on Mt. Zion with the redeemed of Israel. Then he saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal Gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth. With the church of Satan and man in control and presenting a false gospel, it is necessary to present the ETERNAL GOSPEL. Jesus stated while He was here on earth that this Gospel must go out to all mankind and then the end will come. The angel stated in a loud voice why and who we must worship. We must worship Him who made the heavens and the earth, and all other things. We must worship Him because the hour of His Judgment has come. Performing the task of proclaiming the Eternal Gospel and worshipping in Spirit and in Truth must be the immediate priority of all true believers. This is where repentant believers fit into John’s prophecy. Even though we are not organized, we can get the Word out through man’s ingenious invention…the computer, with this message direct to you online.
Father God’s wrath and the work of the saints will bring into reality the message of the second angel--”Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great, (the synagogue of Satan), which made all nations drink the maddening wine of her adulteries.” (Rev. 14:8).
The third angel states in a loud voice what will happen to those who do not repent and Kiss the Son in the final hours of these last days. They will experience God’s wrath as prophesied by John in chapters 15 and 16. “Men gnawed their tongues in agony and cursed the God of Heaven because of their pains and their sores, but they refused to repent of what they had done.” (Rev. 16:10-11). Also, during God’s final expressions of wrath, “From the sky huge hailstones of about a hundred pounds each fell upon men. And they cursed God on account of the plagues of hail, because the plague was so terrible.” (Rev. 16:21). There was no repentance while they were here on earth. As stated earlier, there was a multitude in white robes that were resurrected as a result of the great tribulations.
I will close this portion of writing as Christ swings His sickle to reap the harvest of the righteous. According to John’s prophesy, no one living is going to repent while going through God’s wrath.
Those who have repented must be patient and endure. As John prophesied in verses 12 and 13, chapter 14, we will be rewarded now and hereafter for our labors. I find it to be a great joy to wait on the Lord and follow His directions through the Holy Spirit.
I started this writing with a blessing from John, I will close this portion with a blessing from Christ: “Behold, I am coming soon! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.” (Rev. 22:7). My prayer is that Christ’s blessing will be received by many people.
GOD’S WRATH AND FINAL EFFORTS FOR REPENTANCE
REVELATION 15 & 16
Chapter 15:1--John saw another great and marvelous sign: “The seven last plagues--Last, because with them God’s wrath is completed.”
John also saw, v. 2--”Those who had been victorious over the beast and his image and over the number of his name.” This includes the 144,000 from the 12 tribes of God’s people and all Gentiles who have “kissed the Son” from the beginning of Christ’s Church until His harvest of the earth. God gave them harps and they sang the song of Moses and the song of the Lamb. They had great reason to be playing music and singing praises. Being victorious over the beast and his image, and the number of his name, is the greatest possible accomplishment of man. This is impossible without God’s help, before and after Christ’s crucifixion. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for going to the cross and making it possible for the Gentiles as well as the Jews in the New Covenant. The love and patience of the Lord is far beyond human comprehension.
I find it awesome how the Father and the Son always work so perfectly together in all things. As the Father expresses His works of wrath, He follows the exact sequence of events as the Son.
Chapter 16:2--”The first angel went and poured out his bowl on the land, and ugly and painful sores broke out on the people who had the number of the beast and worshipped his image.” The Father is a just God, here, and always, those who hold the mark 777 are never affected by the results of His wrath.
Vs. 3--The second angel poured out his bowl on the salt waters and every living thing in the salt waters died. The expressions of Jesus in this area, as well as others, was like a warning compared to God’s wrath. Only one third of the creatures in the sea died as a result of Christ’s actions.
Vs. 4--The third angel poured out his bowl on the fresh waters and they became blood. John heard the angel in charge of the waters say: (Vs 5-7)--”You are just in these judgments, you who are and who were, the Holy One, because you have so judged; for they have shed the blood of your saints and prophets, and you have given them blood to drink as they deserve.” And John heard the altar respond: “Yes, Lord God Almighty, true and just are your judgments.”
Vs. 8--”The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and the sun was given power to scorch people with fire. They were scarred by the intense heat and they cursed the name of God, who had control over these plagues, but THEY REFUSED TO REPENT AND GLORIFY HIM.” At this point in time, people know that God and His Son are in control of all things but they curse God instead of repenting. I know from personal experience that repenting is very difficult. It is impossible without working directly with the Lord. I want to help others in any way that I can in the process of repenting. I would like to see everyone make a complete turn around from orthodox Christianity, while holding to that theology, a person can never “Kiss the Son.” I will quote to you what a pastor wrote to me in a letter some years ago when I was struggling for repentance and crying out for help within the church. He was telling me where his beliefs were based and that I should follow his lead. “They (his views of Christianity) are based on a balanced, historical, orthodox view of Scripture that has been embraced for centuries.” That is the exact reason God has been angry for centuries. His Son died on the cross to break away from a religion wherein man exercises his view of the Scripture. The Lord very clearly explained the relationship that true Christians must have with Him in John 10:1-16. We are the sheep, He is the Shepherd. In the Spirit, we know His voice and follow Him. Christ went to the cross and sealed a New Covenant.
Vs. 10-11--”The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom was plunged into darkness. Men gnawed their tongues in agony and cursed the God of Heaven because of their pains and their sores, but they refused to repent of what they had done.” I do not want to be on this earth, or in Hades, suffering God’s wrath when His light is completely removed. Now, with a third of heavenly light removed, when terrorists attack, people rally together to overcome. With no heavenly light on earth, it will be, as the saying goes, “Dog eat dog”--no sympathy--no community love. The earth will not be a fit place to live. During the Father’s expressions of wrath, there are no true followers of Christ on earth; He harvested the earth of His followers, (Rev. 14: 14-16). His true followers will return and reign with Him during the thousand year reign, (Rev. 20:4). God is not joking when He says, “Men gnawed their tongues.” This is the last time repentance is mentioned in John’s prophecy. God would no longer be angry if man repented and returned the churches to His Son, and functioned by faith in His Spirit. However, that is not the case, and God’s expression of wrath will continue.
Vs. 12--”The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings of the East.” This is the first time the eastern religions are mentioned. God is making way for all of His enemies to come together in preparation for His final cleansing of mankind.
Vs. 13-14--”Then I saw three evil spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. Vs. 14--They are spirits of demons performing signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world to gather them for the battle on the Great Day of God Almighty.” God is ready to challenge and destroy all combined evils on earth. In verse 15, He gives warning, “Behold, I come like a thief!” Then He gives a blessing for those who repent. “Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed.” One must be clothed in the white robe of Jesus and be ready.
Vs. 16--”Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.” All religions opposed to God and His Son will come together for the final showdown with Him; this includes counterfeit christianity.
Vs. 17--”The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘It is done!’” With these last plagues, God’s expressions of His wrath and pleading for repentance is complete. He has left no stone unturned. He has pressured man in every aspect of his life here on earth. Also, “God remembered Babylon the Great and gave her the cup filled with the wine of the fury of His wrath.” The leadership of the 666 churches will not go unpunished. God will put great pressure upon man, but to no avail.
Vs. 21--”They cursed God on account of the plagues of hail, because the plague was so terrible.” John made no mention of anyone repenting during all of God’s expressions of wrath.
I am troubled! Before I go on, I must put this into writing. I know who I am. I’m just an old country boy with very little education, not a scholar, not even a student. I have lived most of my life by the 666 spirit. I have known for most of my life that there is a Holy Spirit and I have tried to fit into that Spirit, but failed--failed--failed. I feel unworthy. I am unworthy. I ask myself…Why am I chosen for giving these messages? I’m not complaining--God is VERY gracious! When I wrote the New Covenant paper in 2008, I had no idea that my Lord was going to have me do what I am doing now. Just like some say: “WHO do you think YOU ARE?” As the pastor wrote to me, orthodox Christianity has been in existence for centuries and most people think that it is a good thing. However, I observe that people have been changing it here and there all through the years. The truth not only does not need to be changed, it can’t be changed, obscured, but not changed. The truth is going to stay there even if it is covered up. True Christianity has been covered for centuries. John wrote the book of Revelation in the first century. What he wrote as the truth is still the truth. Christ Jesus and Almighty God became angry when the truth was obscured in the first century and they are still angry. I know they are because we live in a troubled world; tribulations are going on as I write: Famines, terrorists, wars, tornadoes, hurricanes…you name it. Unworthy as I am, my Lord has asked me to uncover the truth and plea for repentance. God is the epitome of love, patience and justice. When punishment is due, He will punish.
PUNISHMENT OF THE GREAT PROSTITUTE
What is spiritual prostitution? It is man attempting to mingle the spirit 666 with God’s Spirit, 777. God is angry with the mingler, the Great Prostitute. The churches functioning in accordance with man’s theology and claiming to be of God’s Son, the Christ, is the problem. A church functioning outside God’s New Covenant is committing spiritual adultery, and claiming to be of Christ is a cover up. He will punish those who need to be punished. I know that is the truth because the Apostle John devoted about 500 or more words to that subject--Chapter 17.
Vs. 1--”One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, ‘Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute who is sitting on many waters.”’ In verse 15, the “waters” are explained. “The waters you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages.” The prostitute affects many people in many places throughout the world. Vs. 2--”with her, the kings of the earth committed adultery, (Religious leaders presenting a counterfeit Christianity), and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.” To be intoxicated is to be induced into any of a series of states of mind ranging from exhilaration to stupefaction. The person sitting in the pew is the recipient of this adulterous stimulus. In verse 3, John is carried away in the Spirit by an angel and was shown, “a woman.” (The prostitute’s seat of authority). The woman is defined in verse 18. “The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth.” To grasp the true meaning of John’s prophecy, one must think in the Spirit. His prophecy is to and for the churches. It has nothing to do with secular kings, kingdoms, or places. These things may be mentioned in describing where or what is happening with the churches. As John said in verse 9, “This calls for a mind with wisdom.”-- God given wisdom. The woman is a great city and she is sitting on a beast. He is described in verse 8, “The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and will come up out of the Abyss and go to his destruction.” This is Satan. He has seven heads. They are described in verse 9. “The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits.” The great religious city that sits on seven hills is Vatican City. This city is the religious seat for the leader of all prostitute type churches throughout the world. This is where all churches that operate/function, based on man’s understanding of the Bible originated. They go by thousands of different names. The “Mother of Prostitutes” is the mother of them all. The woman, the Great Prostitute and Babylon the Great, spiritually speaking, are one and the same. They are all seated on the Scarlet Beast, Satan, and Vatican City is the location.
I know there can be confusion between the city of Rome and Vatican City. The Emperor of Rome was involved with the church for a short time. However, it was the religious leaders who had the option and authority to get involved with a secular power or not get involved. They made the wrong decision and pulled Christ down to a human level and disregarded in a disgraceful manner His death on the cross and its purpose for mankind; life in the Spirit, by faith. The Apostle John made it clear: The “woman” is wearing the purple.
Verse 4--”The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet.” (Purple: The voice of authority. Scarlet: In sin). “And was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls.” (In the eyes of 666 man, she appeared to be the finest, she made that outward appearance). “She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries.” (What she has to hand out appears to be the refined best, the golden cup. However, what the person in the pew is receiving is the world’s worst--Abominable things and the filth of her adulteries).
Before I go further, I want to put all these things pertaining to the punishment of the Great Prostitute into a specific time frame. When John wrote this prophecy, Vatican City did not exist by that name. However, God knew that it would be given that name in 1929. The punishment of the Great Prostitute will happen during the thousand year reign. The clue to that fact is in verse 8, “The beast, which you saw, once was, NOW IS NOT.” Here is the clue: Satan will be in the Abyss during the thousand year reign. The punishment of the Great Prostitute is during that time period and complete destruction will be accomplished during the “one hour” reign of the 10 kings and Satan.
Vs. 5--God has appropriate titles for the Great Prostitute:
“MYSTERY”: She is a professional in cover up. At this point in time some things are being uncovered and have been in the past, but nothing compared to that which is to come.
“BABYLON THE GREAT”: I will go to the Webster Dictionary for a definition. “1. Any city or place of great luxury and corruption.”
“THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES”: These engendered prostitutes are in many nations throughout the world. They are any church/religious fellowships claiming to be of Christ but are following a doctrine developed by man.
“AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH”: In God’s eyes, this is what the prostitute churches are made of: 1. Abomination: An abhorrence for something; loathing. 2. Something that elicits great dislike or abhorrence. Abhorrent:
1. Disgusting; loathsome; repellent. 2. Feeling repugnance or loathing. These are quotes from the Webster Dictionary.
Vs. 6--”I saw that the woman was drunk from the blood of the saints, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus.”
Now I can grasp the full meaning and urgency of the voice from heaven, “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues; for her sins are piled up to heaven, and God has remembered her crimes.” (Rev. 18: 4-5).
Vs. 12--After Christ’s Thousand Year Reign, the ten horns, the ten kings, will be in authority for “one hour,” along with the beast. Vs. 13--”They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast.” Satan will be in complete control.
Vs. 14--”They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because He is Lord of Lords and King of Kings, and with Him will be His called, chosen and faithful followers.” Those who “Kiss the Son.”
Next is something only God could make possible and accomplish. Vs. 16--”The beast and the ten horns you saw will hate the prostitute. They will bring her to ruin and leave her naked; they will eat her flesh and burn her with fire. Vs. 17--For God has put it in their hearts to accomplish His purpose by agreeing to give the beast their power to rule, until God’s words are fulfilled.”
I am so pleased to read the words in verse 14, “And with Him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.” In the body or out of the body, I do not want to go through God’s expressions of wrath. I very much want to stand with my Lord in that Day.
The Lord has asked me to write down very clearly the need for repentance and help those who truly want to do what is right, realizing that we live in a time of great deception. In the end, the entire counterfeit church system will be erased from the earth. Having died and gone into Hades before this happens is not an escape from the expressions of God’s wrath. The Lord gave a perfectly clear picture of Paradise and Hades in the parable; The Rich Man and Lazarus, Luke 16: 19-31. Also, (2 Peter 2:9), “The Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the Day of Judgment, WHILE CONTINUING THEIR PUNISHMENT.” Our Lord is a just God.
The fall of Babylon, Vatican City, is described in chapter 18.
The celebration of the fall of Babylon is pictured by John’s prophecy in chapter 19: 1-10.
The capture and destruction of the beast and the false prophet is outlined in chapter 19: 11-21. “The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur.” Vs. 21: “The rest of them (opponents of Christ) were killed with the sword that came out of the mouth of the rider on the horse,” (Christ). Chapter 20: 1-3: Gives an account of the seizure of Satan and sealing him in the Abyss during the thousand year reign of Christ. All of the powers of the Lord’s enemies are out of the way during His reign.
Rev. 20: 4-6: These three verses give an overview of Christ’s thousand year reign. The twelve Apostles will be seated on thrones as judges and the true followers of the Lord will be brought back to reign with Him as, “Priests of God and Christ.” Vs. 6, chapter 20. During the thousand year reign, the entire counterfeit church system will be dashed to pieces like pottery, Ps. 2: 9-12. In the last sentence of Ps. 2:12, the prophet writes, “Blessed are those who find refuge in Him.” It will indeed be a blessing to reign with the Lord.
Come out of the Babylon system now. Repent and enjoy the reign with Christ, the New Jerusalem and the River of Life described in chapters 20, 21, and 22 of John’s prophecy.
God’s final judgment of the ungodly is outlined in verses 11-15 of chapter 20.
Hear the words of the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, “Behold, I am coming soon! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy in this book.” (Rev. 22:7).
Glory be to God the Father and His Son, Jesus the Christ!
The Apostle John writes: “The waters you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages.” (Rev. 17:15). This information desperately needs to reach every person affected by the great deception concerning True Christianity wherever the Great Prostitute sits. If you truly love Jesus the Christ, you will help get this information into the hands of all deceived persons in all languages.
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