The Age of Grace: For A Very Select Few

posted by Jael Ever @ 7:01 AM
August 8, 2017

You wouldn’t know it by tuning in on or attending Sunday services, or clicking on the many daily “Christian” radio and TV broadcasts—but two-thirds or more of The Bible—God’s Holy Word of Warning to men—is about judgment. Although too many today talk about prosperity, most of what’s in wholesale Christian Bibles is not about that. In fact, there seem to be more verses in The Bible about healing, than about prosperity. But, of course, those who claim to be public spokesmen for God don’t preach or teach about healing too much, because they would have to demonstrate it. Thus, they make “prosperity” their main subject.

However, it is just not Biblical that all who claim to be Christian would miraculously prosper! In fact, such miraculous wealth for true Christians has many ‘strings’—such as FULL obedience to God’s Word. That is, just going to church, or listening to a few programs won’t do it. Let’s see, how about a verse like this one: “If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: (Isaiah 1: 19).” Did you know that many are willing to obey God’s every Word, but most fall short? Also did you know that many who know God’s Word only too well, do not obey it? Whether willing or obedient, Christians will make it to heaven only by their repentance and by God’s amazing grace!

But back to the Bible’s major theme: judgment! Take the Book of Genesis. The first judgment was between Genesis 1: 1 and 1: 2. In the first verse, God created a perfect heaven (the Third Heaven, where He lives now) and a perfect earth. But by the second verse, judgment had fallen on Satan, on his fallen angels, and on all inhabitants of that first earth. Apostle Peter refers to it as “the world that then was”: “For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men (2 Peter 3: 5 – 7).”

This flood was not Noah’s flood, because everyone in Noah’s flood did not perish. The prophet Jeremiah calls that first flood as a time when “there was no man (4: 25).” During Noah’s flood, four men and four women survived that flood. But then Noah’s flood was surely a second time of world-wide judgment! In his Dake’s Annotaded Reference Bible, Finis Dake presents fact-based arguments that one of the reasons Noah and his family were ‘saved’ in the Ark from drowning is because they were the only eight pure human (i.e. God-made) men and women on earth. The millions of other semi-human beings had been otherwise invaded by sexual relations with hundreds or thousands of Satan’s fallen angels. By the end of the Book of Genesis, only a few men, women and children were washed by God in His demonstrated testimony about the blood of His Son Jesus. These included Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob (Israel), and Joseph and presumably a few of their wives and children.

Of course, the Book of Exodus more than demonstrates the fact of God’s judgment against most of the idol-worshipping human race. Even after they were freed from slavery in Egypt—through the blood of The Lamb smeared on their door posts, symbolic of The Lord Jesus’ covering over true believers—too many of them died under God’s fierce judgment. Over and over again God’s Word promises judgment for those prone to willfully disobey His Word, who prefer following Satan’s evils, rather than seeking God’s blessings.

Ahh. But you say, The New Testament is full of grace towards all. Really? Consider such verses as these: “He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God (John 1: 11 – 13).” The overwhelming majority of Jews in Jesus’ day rejected Him. Apostle Mark makes the way to identify true Christian leaders abundantly clear when he quotes The LORD Jesus: “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover (Mark 16: 17-18).”

Hmm. How many of these so-called preachers you know of are casting out devils, speaking in tongues, or laying hands on the sick, etc. Those doing such things may be signs or indications of true Christianity. Besides, it is time, past time, for those who are really born-again Christians, called of God to preach and teach so-called prophetic messages to start preaching and teaching about the coming days of judgment. Remember, Satan plants false preachers and pastors throughout the world. These phonies of course culminate in the last of Satan’s imitation preachers, the False Prophet: “And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, . . . And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six (Revelation 13: 11 – 18).”

So in the end, don’t even wholly trust in the finest of preachers. Stay humble before God’s throne and trust Your Savior, The LORD Jesus Christ, to Bless, Prosper and Heal you here on earth, and to see you through to His Everlasting Heaven! Amen!

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Heaven Bound? Where God’s Word & Rule Alone Operates!

posted by Jael Ever @ 7:00 AM
July 18, 2017

21st Century Christians must be reminded: if they plan to go to heaven eventually, God’s Word and His Will are all that matter up in the planet called ‘The Heaven of Heavens’.  That ultimate Heaven does not operate on a democracy or majority rule or anything like that.

Every being—whether human, angel or beast–up in Then Heaven where God Alone rules, devote themselves wholeheartedly to worshipping God, praising Him, learning about Him, obeying Him and seeking to please Him and His Dear Son, The LORD Jesus Christ.

What passes for Christianity today—especially in the United States—is woefully short of those standards.  No, God has not changed His mind about such subjects as: homosexuality; racial, economic and political superiorities or ‘hatreds’; practices of ‘light’ witchcrafts; apostate denominations which claim Christianity but lie; preachers, prophets, and singers who woefully misdirect from pulpits, broadcasts, on-line and other platforms, etc.

Look in His wholesale Christian Bible where He insists: “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6: 9 – 10).”

Again the Apostle writes: “Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God (Galatians 5: 21).”

And once more so that the wealthy won’t think they can escape, Apostle Paul emphasizes: “For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God (Ephesians 5: 5).” Note that those who love money instead of loving and obeying God are in the same class as sexual slave sellers.”

The LORD Jesus gave His life so that true Christians would inherit The Kingdom of God and live and rule the universe with Him and His Father. People refusing to read and obey His Word, or to repent for not doing so, should not think they will go to live for all eternity where He, His Father, and millions of true Christians from the last 6,000 years will be.

So, please do as Apostle Peter warns all believers:  “Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1: 10 -11).”

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What Are ‘Christians’ Practicing in Church Today?

posted by Jael Ever @ 7:00 AM
June 3, 2017

        For weeks this blogger has struggled with ways to discuss what Praise and Worship towards God means as intended in His Holy Word.  The matter has come up because of what too often now passes for such attention to The Godhead.  Today what is said to be purposed for and about Our Heavenly Father, and His Beloved Son, The LORD Jesus Christ, as presented by and through the anointing of His Holy Spirit—in so many churches today is far from what The Scriptures ever intended.

What claims to be adoration for God in too many 21st century places of worship in the United States today, is essentially entertainment, which Merriam Webster defines as “. . . amusement or diversion provided especially by performers . . . something diverting or engaging.”  Just because a pastor or choir director sanctions an “act” performed to supposedly “Christian” music, does not mean they have enveloped their “Christian” audience into an attitude of praise or worship for and towards The Godhead.

In fact, the meaning and action involved in such words as “bless,” “thanks,” “praise” can be used toward people as well as toward God.  The same dictionary defines the word “bless” specifically as applied to people: 1. “ . . .to hallow or consecrate by religious rite or word asked the priest to bless their marriage Bless this home. 2 religion :  to hallow with the sign of the cross He blessed himself before liftoff. 3:  to invoke divine care for bless your heart —used in the phrase bless you to wish good health especially to one who has just sneezed. . .”

Obviously, true believers must have their minds on who is the object of the use such praise and worship words– i.e. “Son, you are a blessing to me,” or “we want to praise Brother Johnson because of his fine work on the decorations,” or “thank you so much for your kind friendship.” Such words are used in human discourse by and about people all the time.  But care must be taken when such words are used in Church Services and intended to be toward God.

When people see what could be defined as “entertainment” at church—regardless of whether it is classical high brow or more low brow cultural music—they must be aware of Who or what is the object of such praise.  In other words, is certain music played because it is part of one’s background or culture, or arouses certain emotions, or takes one back to particular memories?  All of these human reactions however, may not involve God at all. God’s people should hallow or hold His Church as Holy, not for any purposes of entertainment. The Godhead alone is to be the sole Divine Object of Christian praise and worship.

Now “worship” is in itself a term solely to apply to The Divine and Holy Godhead. Webster’s definition of worship insists that it is:  “. . . reverence offered a divine being or supernatural power; also : an act of expressing such reverence; extravagant respect or admiration for or devotion to an object of esteem.”  True Worship comes from the heart and soul of God’s people, when they put all of their thoughts, emotions and will on Him! It is never an act of going through habitual rituals.

For instance, God instructs the prophet Zechariah in wholesale Christian Bibles to tell church members in his day: “Then came the word of the LORD of hosts unto me, saying, Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh month, even those seventy years, did ye at all fast unto me, even to me? And when ye did eat, and when ye did drink, did not ye eat for yourselves, and drink for yourselves?

“Should ye not hear the words which the LORD hath cried by the former prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited and in prosperity, and the cities thereof round about her, when men inhabited the south and the plain? (7: 4 – 7).”  In other words, in their prosperity, believers in those days simply went through the rituals of praising and worshipping God.  They went through the motions for themselves, not for Him. Their hearts were not into worship for Him.  And as the prophet continues, they soon lost their prosperity, and their nation.  Today, God’s people must turn away from ritual ‘entertainment’ and return with repentant hearts to their Savior, and Almighty God, or else today’ half-hearted Christians follow in that nation’s same fallen footsteps.

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Please Avoid This BIG MISTAKE!

posted by Jael Ever @ 7:00 AM
April 25, 2017

Something is amiss in the professed Body of Christ.  Some well known ministries are warning that believers must store up to 25 years of food in case of power failure or war or some other dreaded tragedy.  Most interesting are two recent articles in Charisma Magazine giving professed Christians instructions on how to stay alive in case they miss the Rapture—i.e. Christ’s Return near the earth to call true believers up to Him and take them to heaven.

On his daily broadcast, Pastor and TV Evangelist Jim Bakker speaks continuously that those who trust in God must start storing up food in preparation for holocaust-type events soon to take place on earth—especially in the U.S.  God knows Bakker has gotten more than his share of persecution in past decades, but the publicized Body of Christ admits that he has more than come back from scandals, divorce and years in jail cells.  Now on top of the Christian media heap again, Bakker daily warns believers to store buckets of specially prepared foods to get ready for the inevitable hard times just around the corner–hard times that may last two or three decades.

Similarly, in two articles—“What to Do If You Miss the Rapture, Part 1,” and “9 More Things to Do if You Miss the Rapture,” Dr. Dave Williams writes in Charisma News about at least 21 things professing Christians must do IF they miss the Rapture—i.e. if they are still here after Christ comes back to draw truly faithful and obedient Christians out of this world, taking them back to heaven with Him. (Just how does God’s Word define these two groups of professing Christians: hmm “Not every one that SAITH unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that DOETH the will of my Father which is in heaven (Matthew 7: 21).” (Caps added for emphasis!)

Williams—“ for over 30 years as pastor of Mount Hope Church in Lansing, Michigan, with over 500 outreach ministries around the world”– calmly tells those who miss the Rapture not to kill themselves, not to stay in or near large cities, not to deny being a Christian if questioned by police (for it is better just to be killed and go immediately to heaven, rather than to deny him and go to hell), and above all, he warns DO NOT go to church. You see, immediately after the True Church is taken up into heaven, the seven-year Tribulation (described in Revelation 6 to 17 in wholesale Christian Bibles)–when Satan tries to totally rule the billions left on earth to swear unchanging allegiance to him by carving his mark into their bodies and praising his evil, evil deeds—begins.  So, why does Williams counsel erstwhile left ‘believers’ not go to church? Because Satan’s false prophets—who already rule in so many churches—will be in total control. The masks will come off.  And the goal of all false prophets is to get people to believe in the anti-Christ,  Satan’s last false god.

Why does this blogger find these two phenomena interesting to say the least? Because: No. 1 – True believers don’t have 25 years before Our Savior returns to take His true church to glory.  At best, we may have a decade or less. The Signs of this short period: check Watchers, etc. multiply increasing: earthquakes, wars and rumors of wars, famines, diseases or pestilences, and disgraceful sinfulness (i.e. as in Sodom and Gomorrah) worsens daily.) See Matthew 24: 4 – 7. If things are so bad that power grids are out for months or years, the entire society will collapse: riots, thefts and murders will ensue.  So try protecting years of stored food from raving, murderous maniacs.

The second thing I want to shout about William’s good advice:  REPENT NOW.  Don’t wait to be left behind on earth after true Christians are gone.  Meekly come to His Throne, ask God’s forgiveness for neglecting Him and His Word, for loving money and the world more than you love Him, for staying in churches that you know do nothing but drain your faith. There are no possible substitutes for the True Gospel and the True Holy Spirit! Don’t take a chance that you can withstand Satan’s onslaughts during the Tribulation.  Pray now for yourself, your family, your friends.  Nothing, absolutely nothing in this present world, is worth your missing Jesus, the first time He comes back for you!

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Are 21st Century Christians Ready for End Time Judgment?

posted by Jael Ever @ 12:27 PM
March 19, 2017

        During our recent weekly program, “End Time Revelation” with Dr. Sondra O’Neale ‘N Company, held each Wednesday at 7: 30 p.m. on internet radio/TV at Worship Detroit.com, we returned to chapters four and five of Apostle John’s Great Prophecy in the Book of Revelation. Those two chapters cover the seven years during which believers—from the age of Noah forward—will be judged on what they have done for God during their lives on earth.  So those alive today who assume they will have such great rewards on that judgment day should compare their accomplishments to those of say Noah, Moses, Joshua, Abraham, Isaiah, etc. and the Great Apostles and disciples of The New Testament.

As Apostle Paul explains in 1 Thessalonians 5: 13 – 17: “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

“For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

And those saints, plus all who went after them who now lay in graves shall come out of those burial places in body, soul and spirit first, and then we who are alive will be taken up the same way to meet The LORD Jesus in the clouds on, as some saints use to sing, “that great getting’ up morning.”

But you may ask, how can we be judged compared to those mighty saints?  How can we do such great things in our day? Surely Our Savior, Who is always more than fair to us, may base it on us doing all that we can do in our own generation. Are our feats for God up to the Gold—based on the very best?  Are we doing what He has called us to do? Or are we doing just what we want to do?  Those among us doing the latter should not expect much reward. As Apostle Paul puts it in 1 Corinthians 3: 11 – 15:

“For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.”

In addition to these judgments, rewards and great losses, all believers will get reassignments for our places in the great army that will return to earth to face the armies of Satan, the Anti-Christ and the False Prophet and the billions of people on earth who took the Mark of the Beast in pledges to serve Satan unto the death.

Included in the notes in Dake’s Annotated Reference Bible, are seven areas about which Finis Dake summaries that Chistians will be judged. But I have several other categories I have taken from wholesale Christian Bibles to add to that list. But to get all of those you should catch our next bod cast or read our next blog.  Until then, God bless!

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Why Does God Insist “Love Not the World”?

posted by Jael Ever @ 13:24 PM
March 8, 2017

        Yes God’s Word commands us to “Love Not the World, neither the things that are in the world. . . (1 John 2: 15a), but the question is why is The Triune God so concerned about this type of love? Any Christian worth his or her salt — i.e. “Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. . . (Matthew 5: 13)”–knows and understands that there is not much in his present world to love!

All that would seem lasting and familiar in this world is subject to constant change. In fact, nothing in this present life is stable.  In fact “all that is in the world” is getting more and more unstable every day.  When some Christians think they have the perfect job, Satan moves in their surroundings and the “rug” in that job is pulled out from under them. Haphazardly, the same can happen in a home, in a marriage, even among parents and children. And have you noticed that many more people around you are fearful, even nervous about what the future holds.

Nature certainly is no bed of comfort. Statistics show that natural disasters have increased in the United States and around the world some 78%.  Politics reeks of instability just as much.  Now we have thugs, who disagree with political outcomes, destroying business properties, physically assaulting those who disagree with them, and denying others the right of free speech. Moreover, there is so much fear in some communities that it has become “normal” for citizens to fear leaving their homes because streets are filled with killer gangs and deadly gun violence.

In addition, middle and lower income American citizens—as well as the vast majority of people in the whole world—live constantly with the fact that some 80% of the wealth in the earth is owned by just a handful of men. Again, no comfort in any of these thoughts, or in the realization that most people with whom believers come in contact with are ardently selfish, ego-centered and filled with concentrated, fulfillment seeking only to consume their own desires—this can be true, especially for those who claim to be church-going Christians.
However, the believer’s job, as the “salt” of the earth, is to pray away these types of attacking dangers, to pray for their families, their neighbors, their cities, their states and their nation—and especially for their fellow Christians–so that particularly the man-made fears can be lessened and destroyed.  Such prayers, especially in families, groups and churches even have the power to ask God to move away natural disasters.

Moreover, God’s people must reinforce in their souls, the understanding from wholesale Christian Bibles that “Satan is the god of this world.” He knows that his ‘bells and whistles’ soon grow old and stale, so he keeps trying to invent new schemes in order to keep people yearning for ‘cotton candy’ nothingness that can never fulfill or satisfy. But as he keeps them chasing after that which can never satisfy the soul and spirit, he nonetheless leads them closer and closer to hell as their eternal homes.

This inherent instability in world cultures must have been true thousands of years ago, because Apostle John finishes his wisdom advice about loving the things of this world with: “If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever (1 John 15b – 17).” Thus, he contrasts those temporary things of this present life—which will all pass away—with the treasures of eternal life which true believers will possess forever and ever.

Apostle Paul places the bar of loving this present world at an even higher—i.e. or lower—risk when he writes: “For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica” (2 Timothy 4: 10). Thessalonica was a particularly ungodly pagan city.  Apostle Peter further adds about those who insist upon loving this present world: “ . . . Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam [the son] of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; (2 Peter 2: 15).  What are all the Apostles telling believers who live in this early 21st century? They warn and insist that genuine Christians, who persist in loving this world, are indeed risking the loss of their own eternal salvation.

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Knowing More About Revelation in These Last Days Chapters 5 – 7

posted by Jael Ever @ 2:03 AM
January 15, 2017

thPart V, Chapter 20, Satan and his hosts are finally expelled down to hell in order to usher in The Thousand Year Reign of Christ Jesus, thwherein He and His saints will rule over the affairs of men and nations.  People, now free of sickness and disease will live for hundreds of years, as long as they obey God’s laws, as enforced by Christ and His Church.  At the end of that period, Satan will have a short period to return so he can start a rebellion with those who have chafed against constant submission to God’s will.  After that rebellion is put down, The LORD Jesus and His Church will hold final judgments over all fallen men, evil angels and demons, announcing sentences according to appropriate crime levels in hell’s caverns. (See Matthew 13: 41, 49; 1 Corinthians 6: 3: “Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?”).

Part VI, Chapter 21, gives detailed description of ‘The Eternal New Heaven and New Earth,’ because God The Father will move His new headquarters—i.e. His ruling throne—down to earth: “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

“And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God.  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away (verses 1 – 4).”  In other words, those people who survived the horrors of the seven year Tribulation, and who will then live in new supernaturally transformed bodies during The Thousand Year reign, during which they joyfully accept the rules and laws of The LORD Jesus and faithful army who will rule with Him during those centuries—will still be alive.  That group of people will live eternally on earth, maintaining homes and serving God, The Father, and God, The Son as they will.

This chapter describes in detail the beauty of this great city, New Jerusalem, having twelve gates each made of one solid pearl, and high walls adorned with all types of pearls and precious stones.  Both God The Father and God The Son rule on their thrones in The Temple of this New Jerusalem, with rulers and peoples of the earth coming often to worship Them: “And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honor into it (verse 24).”

In addition, both of these last two chapters give warnings to all people to avoid the judgments coming to those who will not be part of this New Heaven and New Earth, because they refuse to worship The LORD God and His Son Jesus:  “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” John continues, “And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will show thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife (verses 8 and 9).” Another verse adds: “And there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth,  neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but [only] they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life (verse 27).”

Part VII, Chapter 22, gives more description of God’s Temple, Throne, and This New Jerusalem—from which God will rule earth and the universe, as well as the final status of all true believers—“And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be: “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.  Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city (22: 12 – 14).”

Please note that here (as in all of John’s letters giving God’s instructions), The LORD Jesus refers to His words as commandments, not suggestions which believers may choose not to follows.  In other words, those wanting to eat of that tree of life, (of which Adam and Eve had the first rights to eat), must obey God’s instructions, not do what they want and then expect to be rewarded by “grace.”

This Chapter also gives the final status of all unsaved human beings:  “For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and revelation-22-15murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie (22: 15).” It is this last section about loving and making a lie into which so many people, especially some who claim to be Christian believers, fall today.  There is little difference between an idolater in India who worships cows, a peasant in China who puts the Communist flag and its party above all that is valued in life, or the person in the United States, the rest of the Americas, or Europe who loves and adores the things of this world while claiming to be a Christian. Sorcerers are witches, students and scholars for Satan and of all things evil; while idolaters are those which worship entities other than Almighty God, whether ideologies, spiritual idols and/or other material objects. The term for ‘dogs’ in this New Testament Greek language does not refer to non-human animals, but to those people who prefer (i.e. agree to and/or support) homosexual life styles.

Finally, the end of the last section (verses 14 to 22) of this chapter and of This Book (which this blog refers to as wholesale Christian Bibles), gives a final message to all categories of people:  A) True believers who accepted The LORD Jesus Christ as Savior and who grew up spiritually in Him (verse 14); B) Those acclaiming themselves to be Biblical scholars who add to or take away from The Book of Revelation (verse 15);  and C) A final message to all mankind: “I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.”

Further, The LORD adds: “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen (verses 16 to 21).”

In closing, take care to study the word for yourself. You can find more research of these discussions by visiting our store.  And please make sure that you are among those sending up prayers to fill those vials, prayers, which the elders collect in heaven.  Remember, Apostle James promises:  “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much (5: 16).”

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Knowing More About Revelation in These Last Days Chapters 1 – 4

posted by Jael Ever @ 7:00 AM
January 12, 2017

understanding-the-bible        Now that you are better familiar with parts of the Bible, according to their historical categories and divisions (i.e. Books of History, Poetry, Prophecy, etc.) in both The Old and New Testaments, let’s move onto understanding the various divisions of The Book of Revelation. It’s own divisions—like ‘Books,’ Epistles and prophecies—would also enable believers to better understand–to quote The LORD Himself–that “which is, and which was, and which is to come (1: 4).”

Indeed, The Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ,
Part I, the whole Book’s Introduction as set forth in this first chapter, explains Apostle John’s location of ‘jailed’ isolation of persecution for preaching The Gospel Truth about His Savior. No doubt after they had inflicted severe physical punishment, Roman rulers imprisoned John in exile, alone on the tiny, treacherous volcano island called Patmos. With no one beside him in that dark, cold, damp, foreboding place, Satan no doubt expected this disciple to fall into depression.  But The LORD Jesus came to comfort His faithful servant. This chapter then becomes a description of The Resurrected Christ, and of His present ministry. However, because God moves in the universe with multi-faceted purposes, messages in following chapters also have intent to bless Christian believers of every generation.

Part II, chapters two and three includes epistles which The LORD Jesus sends to seven churches which were alive and somewhat functioning as Christian bodies in John’s day. However, the individual churches have also been applied historically as the Church Age moved through geographical and worldly ruling political ages. His last letter to the seventh church, as being neither cold nor hot, and thus sickening and expelled from His Body, is especially applied to the Church of The Body of Christ in these last days. After Part II, the Christian Church is no longer mentioned in this Book. It is assumed that the Church Age, has passed, that The Present Body of Christ has been raptured (i.e. taken up into heaven)—for the Christians’ seven years of judgments and rewards (see 1 Corinthians 3: 11 – 15)–while God returns to His treatment of Israel and all remaining nations.

Part III, in chapters four and five, readers view things in heaven, where God The Father sits upon His throne surrounded by 24 elders—which may include 12 highly respected saints from the Old Testament and 12 from the New, who are presumably The LORD’s twelve disciples. All believers in God from both ages are, by the end of the Church age, as noted at the end of chapter 3, then in heaven.  Four animal-like creatures—each with either a face like a lion, calf, eagle or a man, and each with six wings and covered with eyes all over their bodies (similar to that seen by Isaiah (chapter 6) and Ezekiel (chapters 1 and 3), are accompanied by innumerable numbers and types of angels, all singing, “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.”

Then John notices God The Father holding A Book, closed by seven seals—stamped permanently closed–in His hand, as an angel cries “withlamb-with-seven-horns-and-seven-eyes a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?” John begins to weep because no human or angelic being in heaven, earth, it’s seas, or even under them, was worthy to open God’s book. But then an elder (perhaps John’s brother, Apostle James, who was martyred soon after the birth of The Church), tells John, not to worry because “in the midst of the elders, stood ‘A Lamb’–as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth (v.6)”–took The Book from God, The Father’s, Hand. At this point the 24 elders worship The Lamb as each plays a harp and pours out vials of pleasant odors, which indeed are the prayers of all believers, before Him.

Part IV, from Chapters 6 to 19, covers the seven years of The Tribulation (or man’s suffering, earthly punishment), including the 42-month ministries of the prophets Enoch (Genesis 5: 18 – 14) and Elijah (1 Kings 17 to 2 Kings 3), who had been taken live up to heaven, and living there thousands of years are bathed with The Holy Spirit’s anointing.  Satan will kill them, but after four days, God will resurrect and take them up to heaven while their persecutors helplessly watch. Two more groups of holy Jewish saints will also be likewise resurrected and taken up to heaven. This section also covers the final destruction of Jerusalem, and rise of the Anti-Christ, (now born today) in Syria, who will rule from Iraq, as well as the ultimate False Prophet, who will convince the world to worship this false Christ and bow down in adoration of his phony, fake, useless materially man-made image.  (More on these 14 chapters may be covered in later blogs).

 

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Title: Victory Goals for Christian Believers in 2017

posted by Jael Ever @ 11:54 AM
December 28, 2016

Looking back on 2016, it has been a year of struggle and disappointment for many believers—jobs of even meager earnings have been lost, some family members have been unfaithful and devilish, managing finances proved arduous, and maintaining a modicum of faith in God was often a struggle.  Yet He was faithful, He kept His children afloat and they survived.  Even so, most Christians look forward to 2017 with anticipation and hope that things will be not just better, but victorious, for themselves, their families and friends.

spiritual-growth-necessary    First, all believers must recognize that we are living in the last days of man’s rule on earth. People all over the globe live with or watch war, death, and poverty encroach upon their lives on a daily basis. Many good people did not survive 2016. Thus, Christians must double-down on attaining the spiritual growth necessary, not only for survival, but for Victory in 2017.  These growth factors must include more Bible, more prayer, more love for God, family and everyone else, and more godliness in thoughts, words and actions.

Thus, Christians must dedicate themselves to knowing the Bible better.  It is not enough just to read what people write about the Bible. True believers must read God’s Word for themselves. Enough of this sitting in church for twenty years and not knowing how to find the Book of Habakkuk, or who Apostle Jude is.  Christians must dedicate more personal time each day to studying—and praying in and about–God’s Word for themselves.

Such re-dedication to His Holy Word means reading it more, learning the organization and types of its Books—i.e. History, Prophecy, Gospels, Epistles, etc.—and praying more for understanding of That Word.  It also means memorizing more Bible verses.  The warrior Joshua demands that God’s people think more—i.e. memorize—God’s Words: “This Book of the Law shall not depart [i.e. stop coming] out of thy mouth [through speaking and confession]; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success (Joshua 1: 8).”

Some preachers teach that confessing a few favorite verses is enough, but true believers must live and believe what they confess. (A person confessing the same verse several times a day, but using vile and faithless language otherwise, while exercising shallow faith in The True God, should not expect full blessings.)  Memorizing and confessing as much of God’s Word as possible makes His Word a part of you, and you then become a walking example of His Word.

Let me explain another reason for memorizing and repeating verses as often as possible:  Back when memorizing-and-repeating-versesthe walls of the Soviet Union fell, the people living behind the Iron Curtain screamed with joy and delight.  One man stood up on the rubble and demanded that they all thank God for their new-found freedom (that freedom coming largely from faithful Christians in the Free World Christians who prayed). A few tried to lead in a hymn they remembered from their childhood. One man tried to lead them in The LORD’s prayer, but sadly, few could remember the words.

Why? Because, the Communist government indoctrinated their own books as the ‘new Bibles.’ Those same rulers tore down most churches or turned them into office buildings. Anything that those in the crowd remembered about God’s Word came from what their grandmothers had taught them decades ago.  Soon school, newspapers, politicians—yes even radio, television and worldly music–obliterated God’s Word from their minds.  (Even more shameful, too many who confess to be Christians in the U.S. today also have slight memory of God’s Written Word, because they seldom bother to memorize some of It’s passages, and spend more time on the things of this world.)

Remember, The LORD Jesus says that His Words are the very essence of life:  “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life (John 6: 63).”  Apostle John also wrote of His Savior:  “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was life; and the life was the light of men (John 1: 1 – 4).” Your Savior knows where the jobs are, and He knows the job He wants you to have.  He also knows where the funds are for your businesses.

As the Old Testament writer, Job, learned through his many struggles:  “Surely there is a vein for the silver, and a place for gold where they fine it. . . .  The stones of it are the place of sapphires: and it hath dust of gold. There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture’s eye hath not seen: The lion’s whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it. . . God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof  (28: 1 – 23).” The vicious fowl, vultures and lions refer to that feigned god, Satan, and his evil angels and demons–the ones which use the Christian’s wrong words and actions, and that of others, to block the successes God wants to give His children.  So in 2017 we must stop cooperating with these destroyers and start walking and speaking more in God’s methods for our health, happiness and good success.

Job learned these truths through suffering and loss, and he left us a road map so that we can find the path that God has for our favor, honor and good success.  So open those wholesale Christian Bibles and get ready for 2017 to be the best and most prosperous year you have ever had!  Next we will suggest new prayer goals for 2017.  Don’t forget to catch our internet radio-TV show on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. EST at Worship Detroit.com. God Bless you, and let us shout thanksgiving together for God’s blessings in the coming New Year!

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Knowing More About Revelation in These Last Days

posted by Jael Ever @ 7:00 AM
December 25, 2016

book-of-revelation   Some time ago, my daughter, Nancy, asked me to turn to the Book of Revelation for more in-depth teaching.  The show’s Producer, had been begging the same thing for months. He even changed the name from ‘Home for Today and Tomorrow’ to ‘End Time Revelation.’ But other team members balked, wanting to keep the old name.  So he simply combined the two.  But I have still been reluctant to do so.

For one thing, I insist that readers, listeners and viewers must know more about the whole Bible, not just the last book.  As a Bible teacher, I know that one cannot grasp this last book of the Bible, without knowing more about the other 65 books in God’s Holy Word.  So before exploring what men have named, The Revelation of St. John, The Divine (but The Holy Spirit calls The Revelation of Jesus Christ (verse one), I ask audiences turn to the Table of Contents in their Bibles.

The problem is that too many modern-day translations only have an alphabetical Table of Contents, which is antithetical to God’s intention, because the Bible is an historical book which moves from the first and second creations to Adam, to Abraham, through Jewish history to the birth and ministry of Our LORD Jesus Christ, and the formation and continuation of His Church.

So readers should mark (or create) their own Table of Contents thusly: I. Genesis to Deuteronomy – The Five Books of Moses; II. Joshua to Esther – 12 books of History; III. Job to Song of Solomon – 5 books of poetry; IV. Isaiah to Ezekiel The Four Major Prophets (but in 5 Books because Jeremiah added Lamentations); and V. Hosea to Malachi The 12 Minor Prophets. Thus, there are 39 Books in The Old Testament. And each book in The Old Testament refers to the coming of The LORD Jesus Christ.

In The New Testament, of course there are the Four Gospels recording the life and ministry of The LORD Jesus Christ—Matthew, Mark, Luke and John; and then Acts, the New Testament book of history, establishing the birth of His Church. Next come the Epistles (or letters) of the Apostles, of which Paul wrote 14, from Romans to Hebrews; James one; Peter two, John 3, Jude one, and then The Book Revelation also by John—all adding to 27 Books in The New Testament, for a total of 66 Books in The Bible.

OK, so why the reluctance?  Because this Book–which promises, by the way, to bless all who read it, hear it and obey it—also gives what could be the most damning condemnation for so many today who call themselves Christians: namely that just because someone was once born again, or goes to church regularly, or sometimes confesses knowing Christ Jesus does not mean that person is going to that eternal place of blessing and joy called heaven.

In chapters two and three of wholesale Christian Bibles, The Resurrected LORD Jesus examines church-at-ephesus-to-repentseven churches and explains to each that eternal blessings are only for ‘Overcomers’.  In 2: 1 – 6, while He lauds them for some good accomplishments, He nonetheless begs members of the Church at Ephesus to repent:  “Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent (2: 4 – 5).” Loss of the candlestick means that church loses its Spirit-filled, God-appointed pastor.

Without Holy Spirit appointed leadership, church members cannot grow spiritually.  These are grave consequences, which only strong Christians can overcome.  Thus, The LORD adds:  “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God (2: 7).”

In each message to the seven churches, The Savior repeats that eternal blessings and rewards are only for those who fight to overcome obstacles and temptations from the world, the flesh and the devil put before every born-again believer in Jesus Christ.  Yes, all believers will face attacks, but they must fight to overcome them (i.e. Ephesians 6: 10-18).  Let us resolve that in 2017, we will fight—by getting into God’s Word much more, praying more, loving others more than ever, returning to and loving The LORD Jesus more than ever—to be the best and strongest true Christian generation God has ever known!

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