THE NEW TESTAMENT

1.The Bible says: “For where a TESTAMENT is, there must also of necessity be the DEATH OF THE TESTATOR” [Hebrews 9:16] A TESTAMENT is a legally binding AGREEMENT stating how a man wishes to dispose his possessions after his death. When God laid the foundation of the world, He also prepared a TESTAMENT stating TERMS and CONDITIONS for those who shall INHERIT His ETERNAL ESTATE. By FOREKNOWLEDGE, He determined His HEIRS, wrote their names in the BOOK OF LIFE and disowned those “…whose names are not written in the BOOK OF LIFE of the LAMB SLAIN from the foundation of the world” [Revelation 13:8] The “LAMB SLAIN FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD” is Jesus Christ, who being the “brightness of his glory, and the EXPRESS IMAGE OF HIS PERSON” is the TESTATOR [Hebrews 1:3] At the appointed time, the TESTATOR of the NEW TESTAMENT was MANIFEST on earth to DIE and have His WILL ENFORCED. The LAMB of God was MANIFEST among us, and John testified, saying: “…Behold the LAMB OF GOD, which taketh away the sin of the world” [John 1:29] The LAMB OF GOD came and DIED for the SIN of the world, including you and I, and activated the WILL of God for all men irrespective of race, colour or gender.

2. The Bible says: “By so much was JESUS MADE A SURETY OF A BETTER TESTAMENT” [Hebrews 7:22] SIN is proof of Satan’s odious presence and whosoever embraces SIN is as abominable as Satan before God. When Adam and Eve fell into SIN, the HOPE of our EVERLASTING INHERITANCE was in jeopardy until BLOOD was shed and God made “… coats of skins, and clothed them” [Genesis 3:21] The BLOOD of animals partially erased the odium of SIN and PREESERVED the HOPE of ETERNAL LIFE. The COVENANT with Abraham was signed with the BLOOD of circumcision, but was not enough to implement the TESTAMENT [Genesis 17:11] The OLD TESTAMENT, with Israel, was midwifed by angels and inked with the BLOOD of animals, when “…Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the BLOOD OF THE COVENANT, which the LORD hath made with you concerning all these words” [Exodus 24:8] The BLOOD of sinful man and animals covered but did not break the yoke of SIN, “For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins” [Hebrews 10:4] But in Jesus Christ, we have the SURETY of a BETTER TESTAMENT, as it is written: “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, THE MAN CHRIST JESUS, WHO GAVE HIMSELF A RANSOM FOR ALL…” [1 Timothy 2: 5-6] The offer of the BETTER TESTAMENT is on your table and the choice is yours.

3.The Bible says: “For a TESTAMENT IS OF FORCE AFTER MEN ARE DEAD: otherwise IT IS OF NO STRENGTH AT ALL WHILE THE TESTATOR LIVETH” [Hebrews 9:17] The TESTATOR came at the appointed time, and “… GOD WAS MANIFEST IN THE FLESH, …” [1 Timothy 3:16] God was manifest in Jesus Christ with ORIGINAL COPY and DETAILS of His WILL, written from the foundation of the world. By the shedding of the BLOOD of the TESTATOR on the Cross, at Calvary, the full BENEFITS of the ESTATE of God was activated in our favour. Whereas all previous COVENANTS, including the OLD TESTAMENT, pertained to persons or particular nations, the NEW TESTAMENT reconciles all nationalities and races to God in Jesus Christ, as the Bible says: “…for THOU WAST SLAIN, AND REDEMED US TO GOD BY THY BLOOD out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation ”[Revelation 5:9] If the DEATH of Jesus Christ paid the RANSOM for our SINS, His RESURRECTION was the GAME-CHANGER. By His RESURRECTION, DEATH was defeated, and everyone that comes to God through Jesus Christ is initiated into EVERLASTING LIFE. The NEW TESTAMENT removes all barriers between God and man. It no longer matters where we were born or the weight of SIN hanging on our necks, we are justified freely by His GRACE and “… made heirs according to the HOPE OF ETERNAL LIFE” [ Titus 3:7]

4. Jesus Christ said: “For this is my BLOOD OF THE NEW TESTAMENT, which is shed for many for the REMISSION OF SINS” [Matthew 26:28] The NEW TESTAMENT is as old as time, but so called because it SUPERCEDES all previous COVENANTS. When the TESTATOR died at Calvary, the Kingdom of God was established on earth to EXECUTE His WILL. By GRACE, through FAITH in Jesus Christ, we are no longer slaves to CRASS MATERIALISM, SIN and DEATH, but citizens of the EVERLASTING Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God is not a physical location or material condition, “… behold, the kingdom of God is within you” [Luke 17:20] The Kingdom of God is the TESTATOR living in you to EXECUTE His WILL in your life and my life, as it is written: “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” 1 Corinthians 3:16] Because Jesus Christ lives in me, I am reconfigured in the image and likeness of God and “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” [Philippians 4:13] We are literally gods and ambassadors of Jesus Christ. Though the world presently mocks us, and we are pressed to breaking point by trials of our FAITH, “… we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is” [1 John 3:2] The Lord will come as a thief in the night, let us be vigilant and prepared, so we are not caught unawares.

5. The Bible says: “… Except a man be BORN AGAIN, HE CANNOT SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD … Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, HE CANNOT ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD” [John 3:3-5] To SEE means to acknowledge the NEW TESTAMENT as God’s offer of PEACE and ETERNAL LIFE. Many people do SEE but miss the WAY when they seek to ENTER on TERMS and EXPECTATIONS of OLD TESTAMENT. The Bible says: “For the kingdom of God is not MEAT and DRINK; but RIGHTEOUSNESS, and PEACE, and JOY in the HOLY GHOST” [Romans 14:17] Whereas Israel approached God with MEAT and DRINK offerings under the OLD TESTAMENT, the NEW TESTAMENT demands you must be BORN AGAIN, with proof of RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE and JOY in the Holy Ghost. Beloved, what you have or have not in this world has nothing to do with your ETERNAL INHERITANCE. If you are BORN AGAIN, I exhort you to firm in the HOPE of Glory at the appearance of the Lord Jesus Christ in clouds of GLORY, when we shall be caught up “… in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord” [1 Thessalonians 4:17] If you are not BORN AGAIN, I admonish your to receive Jesus Christ as your LORD and SAVIOUR today and be established in the NEW TESTAMENT, amen.

SONS OF GOD

1.The Bible says: “There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the SONS OF GOD CAME IN UNTO THE DAUGHTERS OF MEN, and they bare children to them…” [Genesis 6:4] The SONS OF GOD in antediluvian times were not angels but men PREDESTINATED by God to inherit the riches of His everlasting glory. Angels have no physical bodies or gender. They neither marry nor given in marriage, as it is written: “For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven” [Matthew 22:30] The SONS OF GOD in the days of Noah were descendants of Adam through Seth, who kept FAITH with God and separated themselves from the race that sprang up from Cain, as the Bible says: “And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began MEN BEGAN TO CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD” [Genesis 4:26] Adam was the SON OF GOD by creation, his progeny were SONS OF GOD by PREDESTINATION and ADOPTION through FAITH in Jesus Christ [Luke 3:38] In the course of time, that generation of SONS OF GOD succumbed to SIN, as it is written: “….the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them…” The rest as they say is history [Genesis 6:4]

2. The Bible says: “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” [John 1:12] God dispenses “POWER TO BECOME THE SONS OF GOD” by PREDESTINATION for the purpose of ADOPTION, as it is written: “Having PREDESINATED US UNTO ADOPTION of children BY JESUS CHRIST to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will” [Ephesians 1:5] By PREDESTINATION, the SONS OF GOD were in Christ when the “…MORNING STARS sang together, and all the SONS OF GOD SHOUTED FOR JOY?” [Job 38:7] At the appointed time, God revealed Himself in Jesus Christ to save us by ADOPTION through the preaching of SALVATION in His NAME [1 Timothy 3:16] In like manner, the SONS who fell in the days of Noah were delivered from PRISON when Jesus Christ “…went and PREACHED UNTO THE SPIRITS IN PRISON; Which sometime were DISOBEDIENT, when once the longsuffering of God waited IN THE DAYS OF NOAH, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water” [1 Peter 3: 19-20] It is evident there is neither REPENTANCE nor SALVATION for fallen angels. The “SPIRITS IN PRISON” were the souls of SONS OF GOD, to whom GRACE was extended as done to us [1 Peter 1:12] Remember, we also were DEAD in SIN but now restored by POWER to SONS OF GOD when we RECEIVED Jesus Christ as God manifest in FLESH and BELIEVED in His NAME as GOD’S PERSONAL IDENTITY.

3. The Bible says: “For I reckon that the SUFFERINGS OF THIS PRESENT TIME are not worthy to be compared with the GLORY WHICH SHALL BE REVEALED IN US. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the MANIFESTATION OF SONS OF GOD” [Romans 8:18-19] God demands every SON to be proved and made perfect in OBEDIENCE as Jesus Christ, who being the only begotten SON, “…LEARNED OBEDIENCE BY THE THINGS HE SUFFERED; And being MADE PERFECT, he became the author of ETERNAL SALVATION UNTO ALL THAT OBEY HIM” [Hebrews 5:8-9] When the SONS OF GOD were proved in the days of Noah, the Messiah was not yet come and only eight souls escaped the deluge [1 Peter 3:20] The SAVIOUR has come and everyone that calls His NAME shall be thoroughly proved, as it is written: “…whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and SCOURGETH EVERY SON whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, GOD DEALETH WITH YOU AS WITH SONS…” [Hebrews 12:6-7] Are you pressed to breaking point by fiery trials on every side? I challenge you to ENDURE His CHASTENING. 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 AT THE APPEARING OF JESUS CHRIST” [1 Peter 1:7]

4. The Bible says: “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] We are SONS OF GOD because we are BORN AGAIN of the incorruptible WORD OF GOD and sealed by the Holy Ghost from corruption [1 Peter 1:23] We have in our mortal BODY the TREASURES of ETERNAL LIFE, being the “EARNEST OF OUR INHERITANCE” and are JOINT-HERIS with Jesus Christ, yet have not the fulness of our INHERITANCE [Ephesians 1:14]. We are SONS, yet daily suffer the indignities of a servant, as the Bible says: “…the HEIR, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all” [Galatians 4:1] If you are a SON, you must not be discouraged, deceived or distracted by those who claim to be SONS by reason of fame, riches or titles. Listen carefully, we are all STEWARDS of FAITH and shall be approved or disapproved as SONS OF GOD at the APPEARANCE of the Lord Jesus Christ. At the long blast of His Trumpet, WHEAT shall be separated from CHAFF and we shall be TRANSFIGURED as Jesus Christ once did and it is written: “And was TRANSFIGURED before them: and HIS FACE DID SHINE AS THE SUN, and HIS RAIMENT WAS WHITE AS THE LIGHT” [Matthew 17:2] We shall be restored to the glory we had in Him from foundation of the world and reign forever with Him and in Him.

5. The Bible says: “And, behold, I COME QUICKLY; and MY REWARD IS WITH ME, to give every man according as his work shall be” [Revelation 22:12] The REWARD of our FAITH is not anything in this world but the “CROWN OF GLORY” which shall be placed on the head of every SON OF GOD [1 Peter 5:4] If any man manages to gain the whole world and loses out on the CROWN OF GLORY he is ETERNALLY DAMNED [Mark 8:36] If you are a SON, I exhort you to hold tight to your FAITH. If not, I commend you to the AMAZING GRACE of our Lord Jesus Christ which is able to SAVE the worst offender that comes to Him through FAITH in His NAME, amen

THE MESSAGE AND THE MESSENGER

1.The Bible says: “That which was from the beginning, which we have HEARD, which we have SEEN with our eyes, which we have LOOKED upon, and our hands have HANDLED, of the WORD OF LIFE” [1 John 1:1] The WORD OF LIFE which the apostles HEARD, SAW, LOOKED UPON and HANDLED was the MESSAGE and the MESSENGER rolled into ONE. The MESSAGE and MESSENGER is God manifest in Jesus Christ to give ETERNAL LIFE to those who come to Him. Jesus Christ was the MESSAGE in Eden, sealed in the TREE OF LIFE. He was the MESSENGER in the SPOKEN WORD, calling man to choose EVERLASTING LIFE and forsake DEATH and ETERNAL DAMNATION, as it is written: “And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” [Genesis 2:16-17] The MESSAGE and the MESSENGER were ONE but SIN separated man from God; we were reconfigured to hear God through MESSENGERS, even as Israel said to Moses: “…SPEAK THOU TO US, and we will hear: but LET NOT GOD SPEAK WITH US, lest we die” [Exodus 20:19]

2. The Bible says: “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners SPAKE UNTO THE FATHERS BY THE PROPHETS, Hath in these last days SPOKEN UNTO US BY HIS SON,…” [Hebrews 1:1-2] All the PROPHETS who spoke before Jesus Christ were MESSENGERS and not the MESSAGE. Incapacitated by SIN and limited by DEATH, they could neither give ETERNAL LIFE to themselves nor to those who believed their REPORT. At the appointed time, the MESSAGE and MESSENGER was manifest among us, as it is written: “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us…” [John 1:14] Jesus Christ is the MESSAGE and at the same time the MESSENGER like no other before or after Him, because in Him ““…dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily” [Colossians 2:9] He is the TREE OF LIFE which if any man EAT, he shall LIVE FOREVER, as the Bible says: “…Verily, verily, I say unto you, EXCEPT YE EAT THE FLESH OF THE SON OF MAN, and drink his blood, YE HAVE NO LIFE IN YOU” [John 6:53] In Jesus Christ, we are reconciled to God and have access to EAT the FRUIT of the TREE OF LIFE. This is the MYSTERY of the ages; God was manifest in FLESH as the MESSAGE and MESSENGER of ETERNAL LIFE, as it is written: “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: GOD WAS MANIFEST IN FLESH…” [1 Timothy 3:16]

3. The Bible says: “But YE SHALL RECEIVE POWER, after that the HOLY GHOST IS COME UPON YOU: and YE SHALL BE WITNESSES UNTO ME both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the UTTERMOST PART OF THE EARTH” [Acts 1:8] Having restored our access to the TREE OF LIFE through His DEATH and RESURRECTION, the Lord Jesus Christ commissioned a peculiar army of MESSENGERS to proclaim the MESSAGE in all nations. The New Testament MESSENGER is primarily a TRUE WITNESSES of God manifest in FLESH to OFFER ETERNAL LIFE in Jesus Christ. The PROOF of a TRUE WITNESS is the POWER and PRESENCE of God dwelling inside bodies of FLESH and BLOOD. So then, we carry in our earthly bodies a deposit of TREASURES of ETERNAL LIFE, as the Bible says: “But we have this TREASURE IN EARTHEN VESSELS, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us” [2 Corinthians 4:7] The NEW Testament MESSENGER is not by any means a MASTER or RULER but in every sense a STEWARD, through whom God works to perfect His PURPOSE. As STEWARDS, let us be faithful, knowing fully well that the Lord shall return at a time no one knows and will cast “…the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth” [Matthew 25:30]

4. The Bible says: “But there were FALSE PROPHETS also among the people, even as there shall be FALSE TEACHERS among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies,…” [2 Peter 2:1] Listen carefully, every MESSENGER is defined by his MESSAGE. The MESSAGE is not what the MESSENGER says, it is who he is. When the Serpent said “…Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” he was a MESSENGER alright but had no MESSAGE because ETERNAL LIFE was not in Him. I caution you, there are many LIARS and DECEIVERS in the world masquerading as MESSENGERS. It is your duty to separate WHEAT from CHAFF. Thus said the Lord: ‘Wherefore BY THEIR FRUITS YE SHALL KNOW THEM” [Matthew 7:20] The FRUITS refer to the TREE OF LIFE, that is, the LIFE of Jesus Christ. If any man claims to be a MESSENGER of Jesus Christ and does not LIVE and SPEAK as Jesus Christ did, he is a LIAR and DECEIVER. The LIFE of Jesus Christ was replicated in the Apostles and the early Church as FRUIT of the TREE OF LIFE. They were so much like Jesus Christ, they were nicknamed CHRISTIANS in Antioch [Acts 11:23] The Apostles were not lords but servants over the Church. They were not famous for their wealth but had the TESTIMONY that they OVERCAME SIN and DEATH, as the Bible says: “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death” [Revelation 12:11]

5. The Bible says: 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 ELECT will not be deceived because they know the MESSAGE and the MESSENGER are ONE. The ELECT have the FRUITS of ETERNAL LIFE in them and will not be MANIPULATED by CARPETBAGGERS whose sole claim to ministry is the PROSPERITY OF FOOLS [Proverbs 1:32] I exhort you to EXAMINE the MESSAGE in your HEART and APPRAISE the MESSENGER in your life. Are they ONE? Do not be DECEIVED by those SPEAK with “…Jacob’s voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau” [Genesis 27:22] Beloved, the coming of the Lord is at hand when He shall appear suddenly and many shall be caught unawares, as it is written; “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” [Matthew 7:22-23] Remember, the MESSAGE is Jesus Christ and the MESSENGER is God WORKING right now, “…in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure” [Philippians 2:13] Amen.

O LORD! AWAKE YOUR CHURCH

1.The present Church is in traumatic slumber, as it is written: “While the bridegroom tarried, THEY ALL SLUMBERED AND SLEPT” [Matthew 25:5] She is tormented in her sleep with scary visions of hell. Are we not blinded by deep sleep when we lead the flocks of Jesus Christ to fight and curse perceived enemies, whereas the Bible says: “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, SUPPLICATIONS, PRAYERS, INTERCESSIONS, AND GIVING OF THANKS BE MADE FOR ALL MEN; FOR KINGS, AND FOR ALL THAT ARE IN AUTHORITY; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty” [1 Timothy 2:1-2] Brethren, the Church is the EMBASSY of God and not a PRESSURE GROUP. The RELEVANCE of the Church in every age is determined by FULFILMENT of PROPHETIC AGENDA and not by number of invitations to STAKEHOLDERS MEETINGS. One of the cardinal assignments of the Church is taking GOOD CARE of God’s people. IS THE CHURCH TAKING GOOD CARE OF CHRIST’S SHEEP? ARE WE FEEDING THE POOR IN THE FOLD? WHERE IS THE POWER TO OCCUPY AND FULFIL DIVINE PURPOSE? ARE WE NOT MERELY DRIFTING FROM ONE NIGHTMARE TO ANOTHER? Let us remove the log in our eyes.

2. The present Church magnifies persecution as if it is SIN. The early Church was also persecuted but did not compromise. When they were pressed on every side as we are today, they returned to God for FRESH COMMISSION and did the NEEDFUL, as it is written: “And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus. And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness” [Acts 4:29-31] Instead of praying for the outpouring of POWER of the Holy Ghost, many Church leaders are neck deep in murky waters of political manipulation. In some parts of the world pastors push their flocks to take up arms to kill their perceived oppressors, forgetting that the “…weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; ) [2 Corinthians 10:4] Lest we forget, PERSECUTION is a necessary rite of passage for every SOLDIER of Christ, for which reason we are charged to “…endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ” [2 Timothy 2:3] If any man is in doubt, I commend him to the words of the Lord Jesus Christ, as it is written: “And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved” [Matthew 10:22]

3. The High Priest and the Priests in the Temple at Jerusalem read the Torah and the books of the prophets everyday but missed the birth of Jesus Christ! That Church was blinded by the tyranny of Rome, failed to understand prophecy and missed the DAY OF HER VISITATION [Luke 19:44] The handwriting is on the wall for this generation and it is the SIGN of Prophet Noah, as it is written: “They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all” [Luke 17:27] O Lord, AWAKE YOUR CHURCH so we are not caught unawares as in the days of Noah. AWAKE US O, LORD and set our feet on the path of the Apostles, as it is written: “And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and THEY WERE ALL FILLED WITH THE HOLY GHOST, and they SPAKE THE WORD OF GOD WITH BOLDNESS. And the multitude of THEM THAT BELIEVED WERE OF ONE HEART AND ONE SOUL: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common. And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all. NEITHER WAS THERE ANY AMONG THEM THAT LACKED” [Acts 4:31-34]

4. IS THIS CHURCH OF ONE MIND? ARE WE TAKING CARE OF THE POOR? ARE WE PREACHING THE GOSPEL TO REAL AND PERCEIVED ENEMIES OR SPOILING FOR WAR? IS THE CHURCH FILLED WITH THE HOLY GHOST? IF THE ANSWER IS NO, WE ARE NOT BUILDING ACCORDING TO APPROVED PATTERN? Let us retrace our steps to the SURE FOUNDATION OF ACTS OF THE APOSTLES. Let him that has ears hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church, as it is written: “Wherefore he saith, AWAKE THOU THAT SLEEPEST, and ARISE FROM THE DEAD, and CHRIST SHALL GIVE THEE LIGHT” [Ephesians 5:14] This is my humble prayer for the Church; O LORD, AWAKE YOUR CHURCH. Can I have a loud amen?

FINAL EPISTLE

1.The FINAL EPISTLE is a REMINDER of events shortly to happen and a CLARION CALL to the Church to PREPARE for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. This LETTER should “…STIR UP YOUR MINDS BY WAY OF REMEMBRANCE. That ye may be MINDFUL OF THE WORDS SPOKEN BEFORE BY THE HOLY PROPHETS, and of the commandment of us the apostles…” [2 Peter 3:1-2] As we sail into the last days of the present world, I encourage you to be MINDFUL of trajectory of PROPHETIC AGENDA and not be unduly troubled by present trials of your FAITH which shall soon be over. Strengthen your FAITH and be established in the knowledge of TRUTH, knowing fully well that this present world has EXPIRY DATE, as it is written: “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up” [2 Peter 3:10] As all nations rush headlong to mutually assured destruction, the Bible asks: “…what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness” [2 Peter 3:11] I challenge you to make your PREPARATION foolproof, be READY to be TRANSLATED and escape the fiery wrath of God that shall come upon this sinful world.

2. This FINAL EPISTLE confirms the ANTICHRIST is here in one form or another and sets in order the progression of PROPHETIC AGENDA leading to the end of TIME, as the Bible says: “And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and EVEN NOW ALREADY IS IT IN THE WORLD” [1 John 4:3] The WICKED ONE shall be revealed, incarnated in a man, after the SAINTS are TRANSLATED. The Bible says: “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: ONLY HE WHO NOW LETTETH WILL LET, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that WICKED BE REVEALED,…” [2 Thessalonians 2:7-8] He that “NOW LETTETH” is the Holy Ghost. He is taken out of the way after the SAINTS are TRANSLATED as PROPHETIC CLOCK turns to the Jews and the ministry of the TWO WITNESSES, as the Bible says: “And I will give power unto my TWO WITNESSES, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth” [Revelation 11:3] FOOLISH VIRGINS shall be cruelly persecuted, the MARK OF THE BEAST enforced as the world slides to ARMAGEDDON and the MILLENNIUM. At the end of the MILLENNIUM, Satan is thrown into the lake of fire. The WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT follows and “…whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” [Revelation 20:10-15]

3. The FINAL EPISTLE is written to COMFORT and ENCOURAGE you to remain steadfast to the end. I assure you, whatever you have or lack in this world is incomparable to what God has in store for you, as it is written: “…Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit…” [1 Corinthians 2:9-10] ENCOURAGE yourself in present circumstances, as we shall soon be established in God’s Presence. The Bible says: “…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” [Revelation 21:3] Every barrier separating HEAVEN and EARTH shall be removed and we shall see God’s face, as it is written: “And THEY SHALL SEE HIS FACE; and his name shall be in their foreheads” [Revelation 22:4] Do not allow yourself to be distracted or pressed beyond measure by excruciating demands of living in this dying world. Be vigilant and steadfast in FAITH, so you do not lose your reward at the coming of the Lord. Thus says the Lord: “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be” [Revelation 22:12]

4. The FINAL EPISTLE draws parallels with the Church in the Wilderness. The people delivered from bondage in Egypt ate the “…same spiritual meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of THAT SPIRITUAL ROCK THAT FOLLOWED THEM: AND THAT ROCK WAS CHRIST. But with many of them God was not well pleased: for THEY WERE OVERTHROWN IN THE WILDERNESS” [1 Corinthians 10:3-5] Joshua and Caleb, of the roughly 600,000 men of war who left Egypt, made it to the Promised Land! That Church “LUSTED AFTER EVIL THINGS” as many do today, equating GAIN with GODLINESS [1 Corinthians 10:6, 1 Timothy 6:5] They provoked God to jealousy with IDOLATRY, as some presently do, raising idols of Mammon and worshipping at the altar of false prosperity [1 Corinthians 10:7] SEXUAL SINS of this generation far outweigh FORNICATION in the Wilderness [1 Corinthians 10:8] The MURMURING and TEMPTATION of this generation are worse than Sodom and Gomorrah. [1 Corinthians 10: 9-10] All these are lessons for us, as it is written: “Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written FOR OUR ADMONITION, UPON WHOM THE ENDS OF THE WORLD ARE COME. Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall [1 Corinthians 10:11-12]

5. This FINAL EPISTLE is an OPEN LETTER to all SAINTS to SANCTIFY and make themselves READY to be united with the Lord at His Coming. SIN of any sort is a reproach and must not be found in us. The Bible says: “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 13:5] The RACE has been long and tiring, I assure you, the end is in sight when 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. Wherefore COMFORT ONE ANOTHER WITH THESE WORDS” [1 Thessalonians 4:16-18] I pray you are COMFORTED with this FINAL EPISTLE and charge you to COMFORT others, sharing this message with them. If you are not BORN AGAIN, receive Jesus Christ today as your Lord and Saviour and be established in the SURE PROMISE of His Coming, amen

LAY UP TREASURES IN HEAVEN

1.Every religion paints a picture of HEAVEN consistent with her doctrines. Every nationality has a concept of HEAVEN peculiar to her culture. Individuals are not left out and you probably have your personal views of where and what to make of HEAVEN. Now, listen carefully to what God says of HEAVEN, as it is written: “…The HEAVEN IS MY THRONE, and the earth is my footstool…” [Isaiah 66:1] God is not an alien or angel sitting on a throne suspended in coloured clouds and HEAVEN is not a geographical location. HEAVEN is the dominion of HOLINESS and the PERFECT state of creation. It is the throne of God because it is the PRESENCE of the Almighty, where nothing imperfect is allowed. HEAVEN is the dimension of FULNESS OF JOY, where SIN, DEATH, SORROWS, CORRUPTION, POVERTY, etc., are absent, as it is written: “….IN THY PRESENCE IS FULNESS OF JOY; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore” [Psalms 16:11] I am glad to inform you, God will make NEW HEAVEN and NEW EARTH [Revelation 21:1] This decadent EARTH shall be replaced with a NEW EARTH where shall God dwell with His redeemed, as the Bible says: “…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” [Revelation 21:3] The NEW EARTH is HEAVEN because God dwells there and there shall be no barriers between man and God. These things being TRUE, I invite you to lay up TREASURES in HEAVEN.

2. The Lord Jesus Christ invited His disciples to lay up TREASURES in HEAVEN, saying: “But LAY UP TREASURES FOR YOURSELVES IN HEAVEN, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal” [Matthew 6:20] This INVITATION applies to you, if you have a VALID ACCOUNT in HEAVEN. The Lord opens a VALID ACCOUNT for every man that comes to Him by GRACE through FAITH in His NAME. We are registered in a name known only to Christ, but shall be revealed to us at His Coming as the Bible says: “…a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it” [Revelation 2:17] A VALID ACCOUNT is the KEY to the promise of HEAVENLY MANSIONS, of which Jesus Christ said: “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 14:2-3] Your MANSION is your ETERNAL HOME or SPIRITUAL HABITATION which you do well to FURNISH with TREASURES of EVERLASTING GLORY. The MANSIONS are not HOUSES or CASTLES as we presently know such but the GLORIOUS BODY that awaits us at the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. A VALID ACCOUNT is yours today, if you will accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.

3. The TREASURES we are charged to lay up in HEAVEN are evidently not of earthly stock. If it were so, the poor and downtrodden would have nothing to offer. The Lord who admonished us to lay up TREASURES in HEAVEN also gave every SAINT the means to do so. The Bible says: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath BLESSED US WITH ALL SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS in heavenly places in Christ” [Ephesians 1:3] “SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS IN HEAVENLY PLACES” are ENDOWMENTS and SPIRITUAL GIFTS given to us in Jesus Christ, to accomplish the PURPOSE of God. The same God works His GIFTS and ENDOWMENTS in us, as much as we allow Him, for His GOOD PLEASURE, as it is written: “For it is GOD WHICH WORKETH IN YOU both to will and TO DO HIS GOOD PLEASURE” [Philippians 2:13] I bare witness that God works His TALENTS in us for His GOOD PLEASURE ONLY. Therefore, let us not “hide’ the TALENTS in the earth” or misappropriate them to amass filthy lucre [Matthew 25:15-28] Beloved, though you presently have little or nothing of earthly riches, do not be dismayed. The TREASURE you are called to lay up in HEAVEN are within you, as it is written: “But we have this TREASURE IN EARTHEN VESSELS, THAT THE EXCELLENCY OF THE POWER MAY BE OF GOD, AND NOT OF US” [2 Corinthians 4:7] The TREASURES are not tied to your bank balance but commensurate with every man’s level of OBEDIENCE to the WORD of God. Emphasis is on the WORD of God, not tradition, philosophy or sectional doctrines.

4. The Lord Jesus Christ told His disciples the story of a rich man and his wayward steward, who tried to play both sides of the divide [Luke 16:1-13] At the end of the parable, He cautioned His disciples, saying: “No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. YE CANNOT SERVE GOD AND MAMMON” [Matthew 6;24 Laying up TREASURES in HEAVEN require singular FOCUS and exemplary DETERMINATION. Remember, the little time you have here is the only opportunity to FURNISH your EVERLASTING HABITATION. Let us live and WORK as “…STRANGERS AND PILGRIMS ON THE EARTH…”, earnestly looking forward to being united with our HEAVENLY HOME [Hebrews 11:13] Our WORK is well laid out on Earth and there is no ambiguity about the PURPOSE of God. We are called to generate TREASURES by WINNING SOULS, ESTABLISH the SOULS in God’s Kingdom and PREPARE the SOULS for the Coming of the Lord. As you apply the GIFTS and ENDOWMENTS of God in you to any or all three commissions, you are generating and laying up TREASURES in HEAVEN. This is the PILGRIM’S WAY, therefore, 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]

5. God knows your capacity and capability and every man’s TREASURE is reckoned against his GIFTS and ENDOWMENTS. The Bible says: “…For unto WHOMSOEVER MUCH IS GIVEN, OF HIM SHALL MUCH BE REQUIRED: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more” [Luke 12:48] I challenge you to put in your best while there is little time left and look not to men or society for recognition. Those laying up TREASURES in HEAVEN are scarcely appreciated and often derided by those they GIVE THEIR ALL to deliver from the terrors of eternal damnation. Apostle Paul was laying up TREASURES when he said: “And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved” [2 Corinthians 12:15] Finally, the expiry date of the present world is fast approaching and the coming of the Lord is at hand. At the sound of the TRUMPET and in the twinkling of an eye, we shall be transformed to inhabit our EVERLASTING HOME as we FURNISHED it. I encourage you to remain strong to the end, working faithfully to FURNISH your HEAVENLY MANSION, amen.