WATCH AND PRAY

1. The very air we breathe is choked with FEAR and ANXIETY mixed with EXPECTATIONS,, “MEN’S HEARTS FAILING THEM FOR FEAR, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the POWERS OF HEAVEN SHALL BE SHAKEN” [Luke 21:26] A pervading DREAD of what lies ahead breeds a deluge of infantile PREDICTIONS and CONSPIRACY THEORIES, but God has the final say, “DECLARING the END FROM THE BEGINNING, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, MY COUNSEL SHALL STAND, and I will do all my pleasure” [Isaiah 46:10] The DISTRESS in all nations foreshadows the predetermined END of the present world, when “… the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the EARTH ALSO AND THE WORKS THAT ARE THEREIN SHALL BE BURNED” [2 Peter 3:10] We shall not all be roasted; in the midst of present pains and confusion, the Lord Jesus Christ shall appear to receive His BRIDE to everlasting glory,

2. There is so much happening at the same time; climate change, earth quakes, pandemic, economic downturn, social disorder, etc., therefore, “WATCH and PRAY, that ye ENTER NOT INTO TEMPTATION: the SPIRIT INDEED IS WILLING, but the FLESH IS WEAK” [Matthew 26:41] To WATCH is to OBSERVE and put what you SEE in proper PERSPECTIVE. WATCH, therefore, to EXAMINE your FAITH in Christ, knowing fully well “… ALL THINGS ARE NAKED and OPENED UNTO THE EYES OF HIM with whom we have to do” [Hebrews 4:13] Every secret SIN or WEIGHT of unruly PASSION dims the LIGHT in us, and though we SEE, we lack UNDERSTANDING of the TIME, unlike the “… children of Issachar, which were MEN THAT HAD UNDERSTANDING OF THE TIMES, to know what Israel ought to do;…” [1 Chronicles 12:32] WATCHING, in deep and sincere FELLOWSHIP with God gives us the right PERSPECTIVE to PROPHETIC EVENTS, “The EYES OF YOUR UNDERSTANDING BEING ENLIGHTENED; that ye may know what is the HOPE OF HIS CALLING, and what the RICHES OF THE GLORY OF HIS INHERITANCE in the saints”[Ephesians 1:18] With our INNER EYES ENLIGHTENED, we are no longer blind to the WILES of the ENEMY; SEEING what God SEES, we are quick to escape TEMPTATIONS of the FLESH and LIES of those who weave THEOLOGY into human WISDOM to interpret CURRENT AFFAIRS.

3. As global DISTRESS bites harder, more people are turning to PRAYER for respite and rightly so. PRAYER, indeed, is our LIFELINE to refreshing GRACE at times like this, but PRAYER without WATCHING is like a bird with one wing, it won’t fly. WATCHING and PRAYING are two sides of the same coin, “PRAYING ALWAYS with all prayer and supplication IN THE SPIRIT, and WATCHING THEREUNTO with all perseverance and supplication for all saints” [Ephesians 6:18] WATCHING opens the EYES of our UNDERSTANDING, and “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for WE KNOW NOT WHAT WE SHOULD PRAY FOR AS WE OUGHT: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us …” [Romans 8:26] Brethren, our TIME here is fast running out, let us do away with SELFISH PRAYERS and vain BABBLINGS which arise from COVETOUSNESS, “… let us LAY ASIDE EVERY WEIGHT and the SIN which doth so easily beset us, and let us RUN WITH PATIENCE THE RACE that is set before us” [Hebrews 12:1] IPRAYING or joining others for PRAYERS to disallow present global TRIBULATION, is a form of rebellion against God, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but MY WORDS SHALL NOT PASS AWAY”, says the Lord [Matthew 24:35] Let us, therefore, be established in PRESENT TRUTH, WATCHING and PRAYING for FINISHING STRENGTH “… BUILDING UP YOURSELVES on your most holy faith, PRAYING IN THE HOLY GHOST” [Jude 1:20]

4. As we WATCH and PRAY, waiting patiently for the appearance of the Lord Jesus Christ, let us be careful not to be deceived, “For there shall arise FALSE CHRISTS, and FALSE PROPHETS, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, IF IT WERE POSSIBLE, SHALL DECEIVE THE VERY ELECT” [Matthew 24:24] FALSE CHRISTS signify FALSE MOVES of the ADVERSARY to DECEIVE and turn SAINTS into SCOFFERS, “And saying, WHERE IS THE PROMISE OF HIS COMING? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation” [2 Peter 3:4] There is a lot of DECEPTION surrounding the MARK of the BEAST; whatever form it takes, it is not the device or technology that matters but the decision to RECEIVE or DENY the MARK. More importantly, the MARK comes after the RAPTURE; if you are left behind determine not to take the MARK. Do not put your mind in diverse PREDICTIONS of the IDENTITY of the ANTICHRIST; many shall be so disappointed as to give up on their FAITH, but “Let no man deceive you by any means: for THAT DAY SHALL NOT COME, EXCEPT THERE COME A FALLING AWAY FIRST, and that MAN OF SIN BE REVEALED,… ” [2Thesalonians 2:3] As the DAY draws nearer, there shall be many FALSE MOVES and PRETENDERS, WATCH and PRAY. HOLD ON to your FAITH in Christ, FOCUS on the trajectory of PROPHETIC EVENTS and not on PERSONS, “Take ye heed, WATCH and PRAY: FOR YE KNOW NOT WHEN THE TIME IS” [Mark 13:33]

5. If you are not BORN AGAIN, accept Jesus Christ s your Lord and Saviour, amen

BEWARE OF SCRIBES

1. When the Lord Jesus Christ said, in Luke 11:44, “Woe unto you, SCRIBES and PHARISEES…”, He spoke to this generation and was “… WRITTEN FOR OUR ADMONITION, upon whom the ENDS OF THE WORLD are come” [1 Corinthians 10:11] He did HATE SCRIBES, but exposed their HYPOCRISY to bring them to REPENTANCE, that He might SAVE them. Brethren, the SPIRIT of SCRIBES is very much evident in the present Church and we do not well if we keep quiet, because we desire to be RELIGIOUSLY CORRECT or for FEAR of what men will say or do. Thus, says the Lord, “BE NOT AFRAID OF THEIR FACES: for I AM WITH THEE to deliver thee, saith the LORD” [Jeremiah 1:8] Let us, in all SINCERITY, CONTEND for the DOCTRINES of Christ, not having any man in mind but Christ, WARNING all men as “… He said unto them in his DOCTRINE, BEWARE OF THE SCRIBES,…” [Mark 12:38] And this, let us do, not in ENVY, HATRED or “… EYESERVICE, as MENPLEASERS; but as the SERVANTS OF CHRIST, doing the WILL OF GOD FROM THE HEART” [Ephesians 6:6]

2. SCRIBES were first mentioned in 2 Samuel 8:17, and grew rapidly into a professional cadre of TEACHERS of the LAW, as PRIESTS paid more attention to RITUALS than MINISTRY of the LAW. By the time of Jesus Christ, PHARISEES, SADDUCEES and HERODIANS had SCRIBES who TAUGHT and INTERPRETED Scriptures to accommodate their excesses. The SPIRIT of SCRIBES is the reason there are DIVISIONS in the Church and SEMINARIES to INSTRUCT Preachers in sectional THEOLOGY. I assure you, there is no culture of BIBLE SCHOOLS or SEMINARIES in the NEW TESTAMENT Church, “But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and YE NEED NOT THAT ANY MAN TEACH YOU: but as the same ANOINTING TEACHETH YOU ALL THINGS, and is TRUTH, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him” [1 John 22:27] Let no man be deceived, God does not require a professional DIPLOMA or DOCTORATE in THEOLOGY, “For it is GOD WHICH WORKETH IN YOU both to will and to do of his good pleasure” [Philippians 2:13] The choice is yours; BIBLE SCHOOLS will replicate THEOLOGY of SCRIBES in you, “But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and YE NEED NOT THAT ANY MAN TEACH YOU: but as the same ANOINTING TEACHETH YOU OF ALL THINGS, AND IS TRUTH, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him” [1 John 2:27]

3. SCRIBES are neither BORN or ORDAINED by God, but forged in those who once LOVED the TRUTH, but driftedt into perfidious GREED and “… being past feeling have GIVEN THEMSELVES UNTO LASCIVIOUSNESS, to work all uncleanness WITH GREEDINESS” [Ephesians 4:19] Beloved, do more than listen to your Bishop; consider also his PASSION for earthly goods and his disposition to be accepted in the MARKETPLACES of this world. It is not my personal OPINION but the DOCTRINE of the Lord, “And he said unto them IN HIS DOCTRINE, BEWARE OF THE SCRIBES, which LOVE to go in LONG CLOTHING, and LOVE SALUTATIONS in the MARKETPLACES, And the CHIEF SEATS in the SYNAGOGUES, and the UPPERMOST ROOMS at FEASTS. Which DEVOUR WIDOW’S HOUSES, and FOR A PRETENCE MAKE LONG PRAYERS: these shall receive greater damnation” [Matthew 12:38-40] Those who turned the Church into a MARKETPLACE, and cover their LUSTS with LONG CLOTHING” of false piety are SCRIBES, “… men of corrupt minds, and DESTITUTE OF THE TRUTH, SUPPOSING THAT GAIN IS GODLINESS: from such WITHDRAW THYSELF” [1 Timothy 6:5] WATCH your Pastor closely, when a man who once LOVED the TRUTH is compromised by GREED, he no longer speaks against SIN, does not exalt RIGHTEOUSNESS and neglects JUDGMENT, but “… with FEIGNED WORDS MAKE MERCHADISE OF YOU: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not” [2 Peter 2:3]

4. SCRIBES are smart with words and you may never see the SCRIBE in your Pastor until it is too late, and you are SHUT OUT of heaven, “But WOE UNTO YOU, SCRIBES, and Pharisees, HYPOCRITES! for ye SHUT UP THE KINGDOM of heaven against men: for ye NEITHER GO IN yourselves, NEITHER SUFFER YE THEM THAT ARE ENTERING TO GO IN” [Matthew 23:13] It is hard to believe, but there are Preachers in the Church hierarchy propelled by the SPIRIT of SCRIBES, like Simon in Samaria, “TO WHOM THEY ALL GAVE HEED, from the least to the greatest, SAYING THIS MAN IS THE GREAT POWER OF GOD” [Acts 8:10] You see, the GOSPEL is not about numbers, but CONFORMITY with the PATTERN of Jesus Christ, and “YE SHALL KNOW THEM BY THEIR FRUITS. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?” [Matthew 7:16] After many years of crisscrossing nations in the name of Christ, the harvest is there for all to see, but without condemning any man’s work, the Bible says: “WOE UNTO YOU, SCRIBES and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, YE MAKE HIM TWOFOLD MORE THE CHILD OF HELL than yourselves” [Matthew 23:15] Beloved, break free of those who make merchandise of your SOUL and prepare yourself for the imminent appearance of Jesus Christ, when “… 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” [1Thessalonians 4:17]

5. Accept Jesus Christ and be CAUGHT UP at His appearance, amen

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MERCHANTS OF FAITH

1. FAITH is God reaching out to man, not the other way, “So then FAITH COMETH BY hearing, and HEARING BY THE WORD OF GOD” [Romans 10:17] Beloved, FAITH does not come by joining a Church, but by HEARING; HEARING the Preacher and then HEARING God in your SPIRIT MAN and “The SPIRIT BEARETH WITH OUR SPIRIT, that we are the CHILDREN OF GOD” [Romans 8:16] By FAITH we are DEAD to the FLESH but ALIVE in Jesus Christ, “And they that are Christ’s have CRUCIFIED THE FLESH WITH THE AFFECTIONS and LUSTS” [Galatians 5:24] We LIVE to become WHAT GOD WANTS US TO BE, and not after the pursuit of carnal AMBITIONS and AFFECTIONS. FAITH, therefore, is the ability of God in us to accomplish His PURPOSE, “For it is GOD WHICH WORKETH IN YOU both TO WILL and TO DO of HIS GOOD PLEASURE” [Philippians 2:13] Let us, therefore, be established in the TRUTH and be wary of MERCHANTS OF FAITH who turn the Bible upside down, “For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath” [Mark 4:25]

2. FAITH is kindled in our INNER MAN by REVELATION of God’s IDENTITY, so then, every man “… that cometh to God MUST BELIEVE HE IS, and that HE IS A REWARDER of them that diligently seek him” [Hebrews 11:6] God alone settles the MYSTERY of His IDENTITY, as He did to Peter “And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for FLESH and BLOOD HATH NOT REVEALED IT UNTO THEE, BUT MY FATHER which is in heaven” [Matthew 16:17] The MYSTERY is resolved in Jesus Christ, “And without controversy great is the MYSTERY OF GODLINESS: GOD WAS MANIFEST IN THE FLESH, … “ [1 Timothy 3:16] When we ACCEPT Jesus Christ as God manifest in FLESH, our INNER MAN is delivered from bondage to SIN, quickened by FAITH and empowered by the SPIRIT of Christ to WILL and DO to PLEASE God. Be warned, those who promise LIBERTY from SIN outside the REVELATION of God manifest in Christ are MERCHANTS OF FAITH, “While they PROMISE THEM LIBERTY, they themselves are the SERVANTS OF CORRUPTION: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage” [2 Peter 2:19] Friend, if all you have is the WITNESS of men, those who assure you of SALVATION in Jesus Christ are MANIPULATE your ignorance, thus says the Lord: “No man can come to me, except the FATHER WHICH HAS SENT ME DRAW HIM: and I will raise him up at the last day [John 6:44]

3. FAITH is the STRENGTH of our CONFIDENCE, “In HOPE OF ETERNAL LIFE, WHICH GOD, that cannot lie, PROMISED BEFORE THE WORLD BEGAN” [Titus 1:2] Whereas every PROMISE of God is rooted in ETERNAL LIFE, we have by FAITH the SUBSTANCE of EVERLASTING LIFE in this BODY, as it is written: “Now FAITH is the SUBSTANCE of THINGS HOPED FOR, the EVIDENCE of THINGS NOT SEEN” [Hebrews 11:1] The “THINGS HOPED FOR” pertain to TREASURES of EVERLSTING LIFE, of which “… EYE HATH NOT SEEN, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things WHICH GOD HATH PREPRED FOR THEM THAT LOVE HIM” [1 Corinthians 2:9] Beloved, FAITH is programmed for heavenly TREASURES; those who collect MONEY from you with promises of Abraham’s BLESSING make MERCHANDIZE of your FAITH. Be not deceived, the BLESSING of Abraham was the PROMISE of ETERNAL LIFE, made to the FATHER of FAITH, “That the BLESSING OF ABRAHAM might COME ON THE GENTILES THROUGH JESUS CHRIST; that we might RECEIVE the PROMISE OF THE SPIRIT through FAITH” [Galatians 3:14, read also Hebrews 11:10] The SPIRIT of Christ, which we receive by FAITH is the SUBSTANCE of our FAITH, the “… EARNEST OF OUR INHERITANCE…” in Jesus Christ [Ephesians 1:14] Those who peddle FAITH as MAGNET for earthly goods are MERCHANTS OF FAITH, “… destitute of the truth, SUPPOSING THAT GAIN IS GODLINESS: from such WITHDRAW THYSELF” [1 Timothy 6:5]

4. FAITH is God in us, not a COMMODITY that may be bought, imparted or sold. EVIDENCE of our FAITH are not in “THINGS” that are SEEN, but in living in CONFORMITY to God’s prescribed PATTERN: “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be CONFORMED TO THE IMAGE OF HIS SON, that he might be the FIRSTBORN AMONG MANY BRETHREN” [Romans 8:29] FAITH is the VALUE of our relationship with God and each man’s FAITH is the measured according to CONFORMITY with Jesus Christ. I must, therefore, warn you of some who present themselves as MODEL for your FAITH, and DISTRACT you with false pretenses. Listen carefully, FAITH is PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP with God, not MENTORSHIP, “LOOKING UNTO JESUS the AUTHOR and FINISHER OF OUR FAITH; who for the joy that was set before him ENDURED THE CROSS, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” [Hebrews 12:2] Be prepared to SUFFER, if need be for your FAITH, and “… know ye not that the FRIENDSHIP OF THE WORLD IS ENMITY WITH GOD? whosoever therefore will be a FRIEND OF THE WORLD IS THE ENEMY OF GOD” [James 4:4] Resist with all your strength, the entreaties of those who sold their SOUL to be “FRIEND OF THE WORLD”, “That the TRIAL OF YOUR FAITH, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, MIGHT BE FOUND UNTO PRAISE and HONOUR and GLORY AT THE APPEARING OF JESUS CHRIST”[1 Peter 1:7]

5. Accept Jesus Christ today as your Lord and Saviour, amen

WEEP NO MORE

1. Beloved, the Lord is not blind to your TEARS in this perverse and cruel generation, even as Lot, “… dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, VEXED HIS RIGHTEOUS SOUL from day to day WITH THEIR UNLAWFUL DEEDS;” [2 Peter 2:8] The Lord SEES your toiling to retain His RIGHTEOUSNESS, under PASTORS, who lay on you “… HEAVY BURDENS and GRIEVOUS TO BE BORNE, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers” [Matthew 23:4] God is mindful of the WEAKNESS of the FLESH, and “… will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; BUT WITH THE TEMPTATION ALSO MAKE A WAY OF ESCAPE, that ye may be able to bear it” [1 Corinthians 10:13] Though God’s “WAY OF ESCAPE” may not kill those who PERSECUTE you or bring untimely end to your AFFLICTIONS, WEEP NO MORE, His COMFORT shall wipe away your TEARS and strengthen you. Thus, says the LORD: “Comfort ye, COMFORT YE MY PEOPLE, saith your God” [Isaiah 40:1]

2. It is reassuring to acknowledge the OMNIPOTENCE of Jesus Christ, as it is written: “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, ALL POWER IS GIVEN TO ME IN HEAVEN and IN EARTH” [Matthew 28:18] We are COMFORTED in all situations because Christ is for us, and “… ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD TO THEM THAT LOVE GOD, to them who are the CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE” [Romans 8:28] When the Bible said “ALL THINGS”, it includes sundry TRIALS and PAINS, which THINGS were spoken as prerequisite for the perfection of our FAITH, as the Bible says: “… the TRYING OF YOUR FAITH WORKETH PATIENCE. But LET PATIENCE HAVE HER PERFECT WORK, that YE MAY BE PERFECT and entire, wanting nothing” [James 1:2] Brethren, we must not be ignorant of TRUTH, as to join hands with those who pray, fight or engage in politics to change the tide of PROPHECY, for “… we must through MUCH TRIBULATION ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM of God” [Acts 14:22] Let us be COMFORTED in WELL DOING, not fainting or wearied by SUFFERING, “But REJOICE, INASMUCH AS YE ARE PARTAKERS OF CHRIST’S SUFFERINGS; that, when HIS GLORY shall be revealed, ye may be GLAD WITH EXCEEDING JOY” [1 Peter 4:13] We must not be DISTRACTED by our SUFFERING, but LOOK UP to the imminent appearance of Christ, for “… WHEN THESE THINGS BEGIN TO COME TO PASS, then LOOK UP, and lift up your heads; for YOUR REDEMPTION DRAWETH NIGH” [Luke 21:28]

3. God has it all worked out, “DECLARING THE END FROM THE BEGINNING, and from ancient times the THINGS THAT ARE NOT YET DONE, saying, MY COUNSEL SHALL STAND, and I will do all my pleasure” [Isaiah 46:10] We are CONSOLED, knowing there is an END to our PAINS, “For SURELY THERE IS AN END; and thine expectation shall not be cut off” [Proverbs 23:18] We refuse to be TROUBLED because God has prepared a BETTER PLACE for us, therefore, “LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I GO TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I WILL COME AGAIN, and receive you unto myself; that WHERE I AM, THERE YE MAY BE ALSO” [John 14:1-3] Listen carefully, though our AFFLICTIONS are VISIBLE, they are not ETERNAL and shall soon pass away: “… for the THINGS WHICH ARE SEEN ARE TEMPORAL; but the THINGS WHICH ARE NOT SEEN ARE ETERNAL” [2 Corinthians 4:18] Our PAINS and SORROWS are TEMPORARY and shall give way in the TWINKLING of an eye, when the Lord shall appear, “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. Wherefore COMFORT ONE ANOTHER WITH THESE WORDS” [1Thessalonians 4:17-18]

4. CONFIDENCE in God is the antidote to our TEARS, “For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; IN RETURNING AND REST SHALL YE BE SAVED; in quietness and in CONFIDENCE SHALL BE YOUR STRENGTH: and ye would not” [Isaiah 30:15] I must not fail to warn you of PREDICTIONS orchestrated by ORACLES of demonic wisdom, to shake your CONFIDENCE. Be not be carried away by INTERNET SITES and SOCIAL MEDIA commentators who peddle frightening THEORIES of the MARK of the BEAST, but do not touch the COMFORTING TRUTH of RAPTURE. Listen carefully, the TRANSLATION of SAINTS precedes the MARK, as it is written: “IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE TRIBULATION of those days shall the sun be darkened, … And then shall APPEAR THE SIGN OF THE SON OF MAN IN HEAVEN: and then shall ALL THE TRIBES OF THE EARTH MOURN and they shall see the SON OF MAN COMING IN THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN WITH POWER and GREAT GLORY” [Matthew 24:29-30] The “SIGN OF THE SON OF MAN” shall cut short current TRIBULATION, we shall be TRANSLATED and the “TRIBES OF THE EARTH SHALL MOURN” by reason of the MARK which follows. The “SON OF MAN COMING” puts an end to the MARK at ARMAGEDDON, and reigns through the MILLENIUM. Beloved, HOLD ON, “… weeping may endure for a ight, but JOY COMETH IN THE MORNING” (Psalms 30:5) Turn away from SIN and from GOOGLE, MSN, BAIDU, YAHOO, etc., to interpret the Bible and “COME UTO ME, ALL YE THAT LABOUR and are HEAVY LADEN, and I WILL GIVE YOU REST”, says the Lord [Matthew 11:28[

5. Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and SAVIOUR, amen.

HOW ARE THE MIGHTY FALLEN?

1. I acknowledge those who wish we do not write “DISTRESSING” things about the Church or Pastors. Even so, if we all keep quiet, who shall WARN the flocks of “… FALSE PROPHETS, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but INWARDLY, THEY ARE RAVENING WOLVES” [Matthew 7:15] Brethren, who can deny PROPHECY is fulfilled, as it is written: “For THERE SHALL ARISE FALSE CHRISTS, and FALSE PROPHETS, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, IF IT WERE POSSIBLE, THEY SHALL DECEIVE THE VERY ELECT” [Matthew 24:24]The FALSE CHRISTS and FALSE PROPHETS mentioned above are leaders raised in the Church, but FALLEN irredeemably into DISHONOUR, “For it is impossible for those who were ONCE ENLIGHTENED, and have TASTED OF THE HEAVENLY GIFT, and were made PARTAKERS OF THE HOLY GHOST, And have TASTED THE GOOD WORD OF GOD, and the powers of the world to come, IF THEY SHALL FALL AWAY, TO RENEW THEM AGAIN UNTO REPENTANCE; …” [Hebrews 6: 4-6]

2. No man is too ANOINTED to FALL; cConsider Satan, of who the Bible says: “Thou art the ANOINTED CHERUB that covereth; and I have set thee so: THOU WAST UPON THE HOLY MOUNTAIN of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire” [Ezekiel 28:14] He FELL on the altar of selfish AMBITION, as it is written: “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High” [Isaiah 14:14] AMBITION, that is, unbridled AFFECTION contrary to the WILL of God is the MOTHER of LUST. For this reason, when any man comes to God through Jesus Christ, he is required to CRUCIFY SELF, “And they that are Christ’s have CRUCIFIED THE FLESH WITH THE AFFECTIONS AND LUSTS” [Galatians 5:24] We renounce ALL RIGHTS to whatsoever we ever desired to be, to become what God wants us to be. Evidently, some keep back pockets of LUST; notwithstanding, God gives GIFTS and CALLINGS” to ALL who come to Him through Jesus Christ, “… for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and SENDETH RAIN ON THE JUST AND ON THE UNJUST” [Matthew 5:45, See also Romans 11:29] Whereas LUST may not stop a man from becoming an Apostle or Church Leader, it will CORRUPT his SOUL and drag him into a battle he cannot win, “For the FLESH LUSTETH AGAINST THE SPIRIT, and the SPIRIT AGAINST FLESH: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that YE CANNOT DO THE THINGS THAT YE WOULD” [Galatians 5:17]

3. No man is too MIGHTY to FALL; you will be wiser if you FOCUS on your Pastor’s HANDLING of the WORD of God, than his material status, “… for MAN LOOKETH ON THE OUTWARD APPEARANCE, but the LORD LOOKETH ON THE HEART” [1 Samuel 16:7] The WORD we minister is the SPIRIT and LIFE of Jesus Christ; “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] Wherever LUST is present, the FLESH rules and there is DISHONESTY, MANIPULATION and REBELLION in the ministry of the WORD. Those who inflame your soul with PROMISES of “MATERIAL PROSPERITY” in the name of Jesus Christ HANDLE the WORD of God DISHONESTLY ”… this is THE PROMISE that he hath promised us, even ETERNAL LIFE” [1John 2:25] When they quote copiously from the OLD TESTAMENT without relaying to you the “BETTER HOPE” of the NEW COVENANT, they MANIPULATE you, “For the LAW MADE NOTHING PERFECT, but the bringing in of A BETTER HOPE did; by the which we draw nigh unto God” [Hebrews 7:1] The NEW TESTAMENT offers us LIBERTY in perfect CONFORMITY Christ, not any man; living or dead. Those who intrude into your FAITH as PATRIACHS or spiritual FATHERS do so to MANIPULATE you into BONDAGE. The Bible says: “… ALL YE ARE BRETHREN. And CALL NO MAN YOUR FATHER upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven” [Matthew 23:8-9] We are BRETHREN, those who teach otherwise lure you into active REBELLION against God.

4. The LEAVEN of secret AMBITION, hid for many years, has brought forth a breed of Church leaders who “… PROFESS THAT THEY KNOW GOD, BUT IN WORKS THEY DENY HIM, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate” [Titus 1:16] Jesus Christ told us to build DISCIPLES, not grandiose Cathedrals, universities, Bible schools, hospitals, etc. He did not instruct us to build hospitals in His NAME; He is our HEALER. The school built by God is the heart redeemed by the BLOOD of Jesus, where the HOLY GHOST dwells, not faculties of human wisdom. All these and such like them are DEAD WORKS of drowning souls seeking to JUSTIFY their selfish AMBITIONS before men, as it is written: “… Ye are they which JUSTIFY YOURSELVES BEFORE MEN but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is HIGHLY ESTEEMED AMONG MEN IS ABOMINATION in the sight of God” [Luke 16:15] Dearly beloved, watch out for those who extort your meagre resources and turn around to VINDICATE themselves, “… men of CORRUPT MINDS, and destitute of the truth, SUPPOSING THAT GAIN IS GODLINESS: from such WITHDRAW THYSELF” [1Timothy 6:5] Beloved, I challenge you to SEE beyond the deceitfulness of CRASS MATERIALISM; look through the eyes of God and deliver yourself from ENEMIES of your SOUL, “WHOSE END IS DESTRUCTION, WHOSE GOD IS THEIR BELLY, and whose glory is in their shame, WHO MIND EARTHLY THINGS)” [Philippians 3:18-19]

5. Friend, the appearance of the Lord is at hand; REPENT and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, Amen

PATTERN OF CONFORMITY

1. CREATION is God expressing Himself in a PATTERN compatible to His PURPOSE, that in due season, He might ”… RECONCILE ALL THINGS UNTO HIMSELF; by him, I say, whether they be THINGS IN EARTH, OR IN HEAVEN” [Colossians 1:20] When, therefore, God said: “… Let us make man IN OUR IMAGE, AFTER OUR LIKENESS: …”, He set the PATTERN OF CONFORMITY for those who shall be RECONCILED to Him. He set the PATTERN in the “FIRSTBORN”, “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be CONFORMED TO THE IMAGE OF HIS SON, that he might be the FIRSTBORN AMONG MANY BRETHREN” [Romans 8:29] FIRSTBORN is Jesus Christ, “… the brightness of his glory, and the EXPRESS IMAGE OF HIS PERSON, …” [Hebrews 1:3] If any man is not CONFORMED to the PATTERN of Jesus Christ, he is accounted as TARES and as “… TARES ARE GATHERED AND BURNED in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world” [Matthew 13:40] To who are you CONFORMED; the FIRSTBORN, your Pastor, denomination or the world?

2. If any man CONFESS there are three gods, he is deceived; “… the LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD” [Mark 12:29] If you BELIEVE there is one God, it is not enough, “THOU BELIEVEST THAT THERE IS ONE GOD; thou doest well: the DEVILS ALSO BELIEVE, and tremble” [James 2:19] The true IDENTITY of God is His NAME, and His NAME is Jesus Christ, “… a NAME WHICH IS ABOVE EVERY NAME: That at the NAME OF JESUS EVERY KNEE SHOULD BOW, of things IN HEAVEN, and things IN EARTH, and things UNDER THE EARTH” [Philippians 2:9-10] We are SAVED and CONFORM to the IMAGE OF THE SON when we accept Jesus Christ as true IDENTITY of God, “NEITHER IS THERE SALVATION IN ANY OTHER: for there is NONE OTHER NAME UNDER HEAVEN given among men, whereby we must be saved” [Acts 4:12] His NAME is the same in all nations, by which our SINS are forgiven and we are BAPTIZED into the LIKENESS of the FIRSTBORN, as it is written: “… REPENT, and be BAPTIZED every one of you IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST FOR THE REMISSION OF SINS, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost” [Acts 2:38] Concerning BAPTISM, it is written: “… BAPTIZING THEM IN THE NAME of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” [Matthew 29:19] It is ONE NAME, not NAMES, for which reason Jesus said: “I AM COME IN FATHER’S NAME, …” [John 5:43]

3. Jesus Christ gave Himself a SACRIFICE for us, “By the which will WE ARE SANCTIFIED through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all” [Hebrew 10:10] We are SANCTIFIED, set aside from the world, to LIVE as Jesus Christ did, “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” [1 John 2:16] Unbridled appetite for the things of this world is a SNARE, and must not be found in us “For WE BROUGHT NOTHING INTO THIS WORLD, and it is certain WE CAN CARRY NOTHING OUT” [1 Timothy 6:7] I warn you, beware of those who inflame LUST in you for excesses of the things of this world, “… men of corrupt minds, and DESTITUTE OF THE TRUTH, SUPPOSING THAT GAIN IS GODLINESS: FROM SUCH WITHDRAW THYSELF” [1 Timothy 6:5] Do not be distracted when those who have preeminence over you are celebrated and loved by the world; thus says the Lord: “… I HAVE CHOSEN YOU OUT OF THE WORLD, THEREFORE THE WORLD HATETH YOU” [John 15: 18-19] If the world HATES us, we are CONFORMED to Jesus Christ. If not, look around; how come the world loves our diverse brands of Christianity; “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the FRIENDSHIP OF THE WORLD IS ENMITY WITH GOD? whosoever therefore will be A FRIEND OF THE WORLD IS THE ENEMY OF GOD” [James 4:4]

4. There are many VOICES in the world, as there are denominations, each one professing CONFORMITY to Christ, but only ONE PATTERN approved of God [1Corinthians 14:10] It is your duty to “… WORK OUT YOUR OWN SALVATION with fear and trembling” [Philippians 2:12] I urge you to get it right, as did the Brethren in Berea, who “… RECEIVED THE WORD with all readiness of mind, and SEARCHED THE SCRIPTURES DAILY, WHETHER THOSE THINGS WERE SO” [Acts 17:11] Beloved your ETERNAL RELEVANCE is not tied to any man or local assembly but Jesus Christ; I charge you, therefore, to regularly “EXAMINE YOURSELVES, WHETHER YE BE IN THE FAITH; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?” [2 Corinthians 13:3] Concerning your FAITH, listen closely, “… FAITH is the substance of THINGS HOPED FOR, the EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN” [Hebrews 11:1] We are CONFORMED to Christ by FAITH, in sure HOPE of His Coming, “And HOPE MAKETH NOT ASHAMED; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us” [Romans 5:5] Those who have this HOPE, keep themselves unspotted from the world, labouring to be CONFORMED to the LIKENESS of the FIRSTBORN, and “… WHEN HE SHALL APPEAR, WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM; for we shall see him as he is” [1 John 3:2]

5. Friend, the appearance of the Lord is so close. Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, and be CONFORMED to the FIRSTBORN, amen.

ORDER OF MELCHISEDEC

1. I recently read of a man argue RAPTURE is a fable because the word was not once mentioned in the Bible. While it is true the word was not used, the Bible is not an historical book, and cannot be read like a scientific journal, “ALL SCRIPTURE IS GIVEN BY INSPIRATION OF GOD, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” [2 Timothy 3:16] The Bible is a compendium of MYSTERIES CONCEALED by the WISDOM of God, for “It is the GLORY OF GOD TO CONCEAL A THING: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter” [Proverbs 25:2] The Bible is understood by those to whom “… it is given to know the MYSTERIES OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD: but to others in parables; that SEEING THEY MIGHT NOT SEE, and HEARING THEY MIGHT NOT UNDERSTAND” [Luke 8:10] ORDER OF MELCHISEDEC is a MYSTERY and like RAPTURE and many others, they are “GIVEN” to those who are initiated into the “MYSTERIES OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD”.

2. MELCHISEDEC is the heavenly ORDER of SAINTS made perfect in Jesus Christ, our HIGH PRIEST, If there is a HIGH PRIEST, there must of necessity be PRIESTS who are made like Him. To be made like Him, He became like us, “Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be MADE LIKE UNTO HIS BRETHREN, that he might be a merciful and FAITHFUL HIGH PRIEST in things pertaining to God, …” [Hebrews 2:17] Having said that, the Bible says “For this MELCHISEDEC, KING of Salem, PRIEST of the most high God, …” [Hebrews 7:1] If this man was KING and PRIEST, so are we who come to God through Jesus Christ, “… for THOU WAST SLAIN, and hast REDEEMED US TO GOD by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast MADE US UNTO OUR GOD KINGS and PRIESTS: …” [Revelation 5:9-10] MELCHISEDEC was not God in FLESH, or a personal name, but a description of who we are in Jesus Christ, “… being by INTERPRETATION KING OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, and after that also King of Salem, which is, KING OF PEACE” [Hebrews 7:2] We also are KINGS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS in Christ “… who knew no sin; that WE MIGHT BE MADE THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD in him” [2 Corinthians 5:21] We are likewise KINGS OF PEACE because he said, “… MY PEACE I GIVE UNTO YOU: not as the world giveth, give I unto you” [John 14:27]

3. ORDER OF MELCHISEDEC is the prophetic mandate of GRACE by the BLOOD of the “… LAMB SLAIN FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD [Revelation 13:8] The man we call MELCHISEDEC obviously found GRACE, even as “… NOAH FOUND GRACE in the eyes of the LORD”, and Enoch, and Job, of who God TESTIFIED, “… Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, A PERFECT and AN UPRIGHT MAN, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? … [Job 2:3] When God called Abraham, he was neither PERFECT nor UPRIGHT but obtained GRACE, as one in who “… ALL FAMILIES OF THE EARTH BE BLESSED” [Genesis 12:3, See also Joshua 24:2] When Abraham met this man, he had ISRAEL in his loins and in his hands, spoils of men and women, GENTILES and gave him “TITHES OF ALL”, “That the BLESSING OF ABRAHAM MIGHT COME ON THE GENTILES THROUGH JESUS CHRIST; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith” [Galatians 3:14] This man, standing as PRIEST OF THE MOST HIGH GOD, gave Abraham the instruments of GRACE and pronounced the BLESSING, as it is written: “And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth BREAD and WINE: and he was the PRIEST OF THE MOST HIGH GOD. And HE BLESSED HIM, …” [Genesis 14:18-19] BREAD signifies GOSPEL of Jesus Christ, and WINE, His SPIRIT, by which the BRIDE are sealed into the ORDER OF MELCHISEDEC.

4. ORDER OF MELCHISEDEC is the everlasting PRIESTHOOD of those who are BORN, “… NOT OF BLOOD, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, BUT OF GOD” [John 1:13] If any man is BORN OF GOD, “… HE IS A NEW CREATURE: old things are passed away; behold, ALL THINGS ARE BECOME NEW” [2 Corinthians 5:17] We are indeed NEW CREATURES, even as the man we call MELICHISEDEC, who the Bible says was “Without father, without mother, WITHOUT DESCENT, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but MADE LIKE UNTO THE SON OF GOD; abideth A PRIEST CONTINUALLY” [Hebrews 7:3] If this man had no father or mother so are we; we are “BORN OF GOD”. We are established in EVERLASTING LIFE, having neither “BEGINNING OF DAYS, NOR END OF LIFE”. You see, he was not the SON OF GOD, but MADE LIKE Him; a FORERUNNER of who we are and what we shall be, as it is written: “Beloved, NOW ARE WE THE SONS OF GOD, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, WHEN HE SHALL APPEAR, WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM; for we shall see him as he is” [1 John 3:2] Beloved, consider how great this man was and Enoch, Noah, Job, Abraham, David, and others “… having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that THEY WITHOUT US SHOULD NOT BE MADE PERFECT” [Hebrews 11:39-40] Let us, therefore, press towards the mark of the calling of Jesus Christ to be made PERFECT with them at His imminent appearance.

5. Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour today and take your place in the ORDER OF MELCISEDEC, amen