Saturday, October 20, 2018

The 7 Highly Effective Habits To Develop An Apostolic Lifestyle To Fulfill God's Mission For Your Life











1) Build people not physical Churches with a name because only people last for eternity (John 3:16; Luke 16:9; Eccl 3:9-13; 2 Cor 6:16; Matt 16:18-19; 18:17-20; 1 Pet 2:4-5, 9; Rev 21:14).

2) Become the person whom God desires you to be, that should be your highest priority in your time bound existence before entering eternity. Be holy in all your conduct through experiencing cleansing from within by the blood of Jesus and learn to forgive everyone, and do not be lethargic about your spiritual needs towards God every new day because you cannot regain forever your spiritual blessings lost for eternity
(Col 3:1-5, 8-10; Eph 4:21-24, 25-32; 2 Cor 7:1; Heb 12:15-17; Eph 4:26-27; Matt 6:14-15; 18:34-35; 2 Cor 2:11). Drink on prayer as though your very life existence depends upon it, eat the word of God as though you cannot carry on living without consuming it from time to time regularly.

3) Be God pleaser through faith always and not a people pleaser by doing works that tries to please others at the expense of God at any point of time consciously in your life to waste the precious life that God has given, if we foolishly choose to live in the flesh and think otherwise
(Rom 8:6-7, 8), this life will soon pass away to give way in to a new life of eternity in which there will be no much reward to look forward to (Gal 1:10; Heb 11:6; Rev 3:11; Rev 22:12; 1 Thess 4:1).

4) Always be content to be thankful and praising when your basic necessities and needs are met, knowing life in itself is the greatest miracle that God has provided us to enjoy each moment of it in its fullness in Him
(John 10:10; Php 4:4; Eccl 3:12; Eccl 5:18-20), then when joy, peace and righteousness fills you in the Holy Spirit exhibiting you as a Kingdom Ambassador to the world around you, all your needs will be met by God according to His promise (1 Tim 6:6-8, 17; Rom 14:17; Eph 5:15-21; 2 Cor 5:20; Matt 6:33-34).

5) Go where God wants you to go, not where people want you to come
(Acts 18:5, 9-10; 16:6, 8, 9-10; 21:13-14, 26; Rom 8:14). Be led by the Spirit of God always and move according to His clear instructions in your life and ministry, and every moment of your life (Gal 5:16-18).

6) Do what God wants you to do, not what people want to do through you
(Rom 12:1-2; 2 C
or 10:3-6; Matt 6:19-21, 33-34; Matt 22:36-40; Rom 13:8-10, 14; 1 Sam 13:12; 15:15; Acts 13:22).

7) Look to the imminent coming of the Lord
(Luke 21:36; Heb 12:14; 10:25; 1 John 3:2-3; 2 Thess 1:6-7; Jam 4:7-10; Tit 2:13-14). Let that be your passion that drives what you do for Him (1 Thess 5:5-11; Luke 12:39-40; Matt 25:13; 24:43-44; Mark 13:32-37)















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What About The Word Of Faith Movement, Is It Biblical?







Is It Unbelief To Add The Phrase, 'If It Is Your Will At The End Of Prayers?'

Question : Is it unbelief to add the phrase, 'If it is your will at the end of prayers we are not sure whether it is the will of God?' As I have heard many many word of faith preachers and teachers of the Word of God, say that it is a unbelief to pray, 'if it is your will'. I have also read and heard about the great man of God Smith Wigglesworth say, 'I take hold of the will of God and pray by faith to move God if something doesn't get moved in the natural. I move God if He does not move me!' What do you think about this issue?

Answer: Greetings in Jesus wonderful name!

Word of Faith
(also known as Word-Faith or simply Faith) is a worldwide Protestant Christian movement that teaches that Christians can access the power of faith or fear through speech. At the heart of the Word of Faith movement is the belief in the "force of faith." It is believed words can be used to manipulate the faith-force, and thus actually create what they believe Scripture promises (health and wealth). Laws supposedly governing the faith-force are said to operate independently of God's sovereign will and that God Himself is subject to these laws. Thus it is turning our faith—and by extension ourselves—into god and opening ourselves to deceitful doctrines of demons that makes us crave for more money and finally takes its toll on the faith of believers where they finally end up becoming strayed from the faith in greediness and end up piercing themselves up with many sorrows (1 Tim 6:10). Any form of covetousness promoted whether with a religious Christian label or a new age label, it is a idolatry that displeases God and is sinful to the core, because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience (Col 3:5-6). Its distinctive teachings are found on radio, Internet, television, and in many Charismatic denominations and communities, it is a movement and not a organisation. But Word of Faith teaching is decidedly unbiblical. Word of Faith is not a denomination and does not have a formal organization or hierarchy, instead, it is a movement that is heavily influenced by a number of high-profile pastors and teachers of whom some have passed away and some do still remain in our days.

The basic doctrine promotes the idea that Christians must not be poor or suffer defeat in order to live a godly life and glorify Jesus Christ, and its theology just strays further and further from Scripture: it claims that God created human beings in His literal, physical image as little gods. Before the fall, humans had the potential to call things into existence by using the faith-force. After the fall, humans took on Satan's nature and lost the ability to call things into existence. In order to correct this situation, Jesus Christ gave up His divinity and became a man, died spiritually, took Satan's nature upon Himself, went to hell, was born again, and rose from the dead with God's nature. After this, Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to replicate the Incarnation in believers so they could become little gods as God had originally intended.

It further says, as little gods we again have the ability to manipulate the faith-force and become prosperous in all areas of life. Illness, sin, and failure are the result of a lack of faith, and are remedied by confession—claiming God's promises for oneself into existence. This word of faith movement makes man to become god and God to become a man, thus humans take on god-status and God takes human-status as they are interchanged and kept at the same status, and thus make Jesus Christ as a genie who had come to restore the fortune of all those who call him and ask him to do whatever they desire to do in life. As personal revelation of humans are honored over the canonized Scripture, therefore we see the fruit of this moment of Faith has ended up with such absurd beliefs, which is just one more proof of its heretical nature.

The Word of Faith doctrine teaches that the saving work done by Jesus on the cross included health and provision in this life which is true to a certain extent when it is in the will of God, not only because we see the word 'salvation' in Greek is 'sozo', which is an all inclusive word in its fullest form which means SAVES, HEALS, RESTORES, DELIVERS and MAKES WHOLE, but also we see Jesus through His ministry demonstrated healing and salvation as a package to be received with an overcoming life over sin, sickness and death as a foretaste of the life to come through faith in Him. Not one place anywhere in the Bible suggests that the miraculous power of Jesus has ceased with Jesus and the original apostles of the first century, instead we have seen Jesus Christ work through and through the centuries in the past through the ministries of all those who believed in His power of saving and healing. Even today the power of saving and healing of Jesus Christ works in the same way without change, but only in the will of God can it be received in fullness through faith.

The wrong doctrine of the Word Of Faith that should be renounced are the following ideals of the Bible that cannot be compromised, God is sovereign over all His creation and every one who denies it we should withdraw ourselves from them (Gen 1:1-5; 1 Tim 6:1-5). Everything finds its purpose in God as He has created it all for Himself, and the reason for creating it all is for His own pleasure (Col 1:16; Rev 4:11). God doesn't need faith, but only we as finite humans need faith to reach this infinite God by hearing the word of God to find the will of God to walk in it to please God and find our purpose in Him (Rom 10:17; Mark 11:22; Heb 11:1, 6; Eph 1:11; 1 Thess 5:16-18). God is spirit and does not have a physical body or image to be described (John 4:24; Isa 40:18, 28; Job 36:22-24, CEV), but we as humans have a physical body and also have a spirit to connect with God from within us which was given to us at the time of creation, but then became dead because of the sin of our forefather Adam (Gen 2:7; Eccl 12:7; Rom 5:12), this is where all the similarity ends. We become God in the likeness of His character when we become a new creation to again get connected from within our spirit to the Spirit of God and to God Himself through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior (2 Cor 5:17). But we do not become like Him in the likeness of His power and authority as He not only has unlimited power but also has sovereign authority to use it all, the way He wants, when He wants and where He wants and use it for His own pleasure (Isa 40:25; Psa 115:3), but graciously because we have become God's children in Christ Jesus, when we subject ourselves to Him in absolute surrender and act as a son of God, we regain the power and authority which we lost to Satan and his demons due to sin and therefore become empowered to subdue spiritually the earth now in His will (Eph 1:3; Luke 10:17-20; Jam 4:7-10), and later in the Millennial rule of Jesus and His Church in the present earth to subdue it physically to fulfill His purpose (Gen 1:28-31; Rev 12:7-12; Rom 8:19; Php 3:20-21). After all these things are done and the Millennium rule of Jesus Christ on earth along with the Church gets over and done, then all things in heaven and earth will forever be subject to Jesus Christ, and He himself as the Son of God and Son of Man, will subject Himself to the Father who has put all things under Him to fulfill His foreordained purpose of having fellowship with redeemed humans for eternity ahead, that God in tri-unity may be all in all (1 Cor 15:28). Thus Man was created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26, 27; 9:6), but this does not make him a little god or divine.

God only has the Divine nature, and we who are called to share His divine nature through inheritance cannot become God (2 Peter 1:2-4), remember Lucifer (i.e.) the son of the morning as an Arch angel tried to become like Him and was thrown out of heaven to become Satan, and one third of those angels who followed his foot steps became disembodied unclean spirits trying to posses people on earth to inhabit them when it is found empty without God and His word and His Spirit (Isa 14:13-15; Ezek 28:14-19; Rev 12:4; Matt 12:43-45). So just like Satan influenced and deceived the angels to become fallen, he not only has deceived our forefather Adam to become fallen through sin which made all of humanity as sinners without God (Rev 12:4; Rom 5:12, 14, 19), but also he is trying to deceive the humankind to be kept in that fallen state of sin and death as much as possible through his demonic mercenaries who keep them in control through fear and sin, thus Satan acts as their god (2 Cor 4:4; Eph 2:2; John 12:31; Eph 6:12; 1 John 5:19, 21), therefore we should be careful in this regard not to become deceived by Satan himself who is trying to deceive the whole of humanity mainly believers in these end times by his deceitful doctrines of demons (2 Cor 11:3-4, 13-15; 1 Tim 4:1). We do not relate to God as little gods which mainly appeals to only those unsaved without faith and to those who have a covetous heart that is lifted up with pride because of their rich earthly status and privileged positions that God has bestowed upon them (John 11:33-35; Psa 82:6-7; Ezek 28:1-10; Isa 43:10; 44:6; Psa 8:6-8), but we as an adopted dear and beloved children of God, we can relate to Him from our spirit to His Spirit directly and communicate with Him any time any place and any amount of time (Rom 8:15-17; Eph 1:5; 5:1; John 1:12; Acts 17:29; John 16:7).


Christ is Eternal
(John 8:58), the Only Begotten Son (John 3:16), and the only incarnation of God in the human flesh (John 1:1, 2, 14, 15, 18; John 14:9; 1 John 2:22-23; 4:2). In Jesus Christ dwelt the fullness of the Godhead bodily (Col 2:9; 1 John 4:1-2). When Jesus came to earth forfeiting his Divine glory to become a man, yet He remained in the form of God within his earthly body in his spirit as he cannot become to be something else other than who He is already (John 17:5; Php 5:2-8), God in the flesh (John 1:1, 14; Isa 9:6). By becoming a man, Jesus gave up the glory of heaven but not His divinity (Philippians 2:6-7), though He did choose to withhold His power while walking the earth as man in order to walk pleasing to the Heavenly Father in His perfect will and learn obedience through suffering (Matt 4:6; Matt 27:39-40; 41, 42, 43; Heb 10:5-7; 5:7-8).

At its core is the same lie Satan has been telling since the Garden:
“You shall be as God” (Genesis 3:5), the word of faith movement has been deceived in this regard to gulp the lies of Satan and his demons (John 10:10). I do accept that there are good things with them in certain other areas and doctrines, but this 'little god' lie has the potential to wreck the faith of people of God and sear the conscience with the lies that outweighs the good things (1 Tim 1:19; Acts 23:1; 24:16; 1 Tim 4:2).

Our faith comes from God in the first place
(Ephesians 2:8; Hebrews 12:2) and is not something we create for ourselves, our hope is in the Lord, not in our own words, not even in our own faith but only in the unchanging love of God (Psalm 33:20-22; Rom 8:25; Gal 2:20; Rom 8:32, 38-39; 1 Cor 13:13). So all I would say is to be beware of the teaching of the Word of faith which closely relates itself to health and wealth Gospel to create a unruly covetous heart of disobedience to God.

Now having understood the errors of the word of faith, we now know it is not unbelief to add the phrase, 'If it is your will at the end of prayers which we are not sure whether it is the will of God?', because even Jesus prayed like that before getting on to the Cross and there on the Cross where he felt for a moment of time as though God has forsaken him forever
(Matt 26:39, 42, 44). It is natural and perfectly right to pray 'if it is thy will' in whatever matter we are not sure of as God's will, whether in healing, business, personal life, family problem, church problem etc (Jam 4:11-12, 13-14, 15-17)...as for Brother Smith Wigglesworth he had a gift of faith to know the will of God and take hold of it to perform miracles in his public ministry which cannot be equated to his personal life which was between him and God only (1 Cor 12:7-11; 1 Pet 4:10-11), so that cannot be applied to a saint in the Church who takes care of his life and seeks God daily to find the will of God like the rest of us through praying and reading the Word of God (Rom 12:2; Acts 6:4; Isa 55:6-7; 66:2; Jer 29:13). The Great Smith Wigglesworth himself struggled in his personal life to seek and find the will of God regarding many things he did not understand, that is why he prayed constantly and read the word of God equally for all his waking hours, so we must not consider an exception and try to make it as a principle for all (Luke 4:27).


Much Blessings...





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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Please Intercede For Me To The Lord To Know His Will







Prophecy Of The Old Testament Vs Prophesy Of The New Testament, Which Reveals The Will Of God For Us Personally?


Prayer Request: Dear Apostle,

Even if I am not a member of your church I have a personal request to intercede on my behalf and ask God if there is anything I need to sort out from my part which may be a hindrance to marriage. Mostly the interests that come through websites are Catholic which I am not willing to take a step. Recently one orthodox proposal came. He is a cardiologist working in US but he is not born again and does not have a personal relationship with Jesus. My mom was very happy to go forward but I had a personal chat with him in which I told him that I would prefer to marry some one who keeps Jesus first.

I kept the matter in prayer and I had a dream in which I saw a dusty bus with torn seats inside. Then I understood this is not a match for me.

As you have a prophetic gift, can you please pray for me and ask the Lord to reveal His will for me. May be you can pray along with any church member or when you are fasting.

I know you are a busy person but if it is acceptable please intercede for me to the Lord to know His will.

God bless you.

My Answer: Greetings in Jesus wonderful name!

I am sorry for answering you a little later than you would have expected.

To me all the saints around the world are the same in value and priority, whether they are a local ministry supporter or a church member in our church or related churches which are a local expression of the Universal Church in heaven and earth, and a small part of it in our city
(Eph 3:14-15). My concern is for all the Churches of Jesus Christ in all the world, that is why I have been continuing in this Internet ministry which receives almost nil support from all those who are blessed through it (2 Cor 11:28, NLT).

The moment you conveyed to me your burden, from that moment onwards I have been praying in the Holy Spirit, which means, I have submitted your request to the Holy Spirit and let the Holy Spirit pray through me in personal prayer language of tongues which I received from the Lord when I was Baptized in the Spirit and filled for the first time
(Matt 3:11; Acts 2:4), a lot of request for prayer comes for me around the world, but as a human I can't keep all of it in my mind to keep praying for specific things as I am a learner who still pray and learn through praying new things from the Lord everyday and always (Rom 8:26-27). But I can assure you, that the Lord brought you in to my mind sometimes, which means I know that the Lord is working on behalf of you. I then give thanks and praise to the Lord in faith and let things go in to the hands of the Lord which is the safest place to find solutions for all impossibilities of life (Luke 1:37; Matt 19:26). I pray, but you must also believe that the Lord can and will do all His plans for you which are good and only good, though it might seen otherwise through your natural circumstances when He takes you through trial to give you the best possible solution (Jer 29:11). But you also need to ask, seek and knock the godly door of His plan to be opened for you, and with great desire you need to pursue it with all your heart (Jer 29:13-14; Matt 7:7-8).

See one thing I want to say openly, all the five fold ministry office of the apostles, prophets, teachers, evangelists and pastors are not present to foretell your future or the will of God for you but rather to teach you about Jesus through the Word of God, and bring you to the stature of the fullness of Christ which will not only make you realize and walk in the will of God, but also teach others about it
(Eph 4:11, 12-13; Heb 5:12; Rom 16:25-26; 2 Tim 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21; 2 Tim 2:2). To tell you what you should do is none of their business because the Holy Spirit is given personally to all believers and if anybody takes over that place he will become grieved as He also yearns jealously for our affection as like a Father and Mother (Eph 4:29-30; John 16:13-14; Heb 8:11). Because when you have the Master of all Creations with you (Matt 28:20), how can you seek His servants to speak with you an answer favorable to you, and just think over it, is it not going back to the law again to get entangled in to its bondage again (Exo 20:18-19, 20-21; 2 Cor 3:6; Rom 8:2)?. You are His children and the Lord Jesus prays for you to the Father, and from the Father He reveals His love for you personally and wants to reveal things about your future through the Holy Spirit who also prays for you personally (Rom 8:26, 34; Heb 7:25; Jude 24-25). Do you know how many believers get deceived and misled in our New Testament times by the so called prophetic words from the prophets? Actually it was an Old Testament phenomenon where people sought servants of God and prophets to receive a word from the Lord (1 Sam 3:1, 19-21; 4:1; 9:9), but such attitude becomes an insult in the New Testament to our 'Immanuel' which means 'God Himself with us', because the Holy Spirit who is the anointing that teaches all things about the future and spirituality to us is in us (Matt 1:23; 1 John 2:20, 27). Do you know the great Prophet of the New Testament named Agabus who prophesied to Paul against going to Jerusalem in the will of God, and again through many others prophesies that came to him it was revealed not to go to Jerusalem (Acts 21:4, 9-14), but he did not take heed to those prophecies because he knew from within through the Holy Spirit that God was testing him whether he was having faith to face all the troubles that he is going to face, so like a flint he did not heed these prophesy but set himself to go to Jerusalem in the will of God just like the Lord Jesus did in his life (Isa 50:7; Luke 9:51). Were the prophecies that came by reputed Spirit filled believers and prophets were wrong, or the word revealed through them was just a part of God's mind of testing revealed to ultimately fulfill the will of God in Paul's life through courage and faith? Actually the prophecy given to Paul was know in part and was prophesied in part (1 Cor 13:9), but when that which is perfect has come in to us through our salvation [(i.e.) the Holy Spirit (Eph 1:13, 14; John 4:10, 14)], then that which is in part [(i.e.) the prophesies that come to us] will be done away (1 Cor 13:10).

So all I say is, not to neglect prophecy when God sends it to us and thus quench the Spirit
(1 Thess 5:19-20), but at the same time not seek for prophecy from men but rather clear guidance from the Holy Spirit who is within us to guide us in to all truth of Jesus in our lives (John 14:16, 17-18; 15:26; 16:7, 13-15). Test the prophecies that you receive if it has come to you from men or women of God by taking those things in prayer for the Holy Spirit to confirm it, but when you get the revelation of the truth from Jesus which is contrary to what has been said, stand by what you have heard from the Holy Spirit just like Paul the apostle did by throwing away the prophesies which were given to him only in part (1 Cor 14:29-33). You are safe from deception only as long as you are guided by the Spirit as the sons of God and not as slaves of God through his servants (Gal 3:26; 5:18; Rom 8:14). So now you know how a person who takes the prophesies from people and not check with the Holy Spirit conviction and guidance within them can be easily deceived, and then do not blame blame a servant of God for giving a word of prophecy which was in part was right or may be even wrong because it was God who might have been testing you (Deut 13:1-4, 6-8; 18:21-22; 2 Thess 2:11-12), and overall wrong if we have not consulted with the Holy Spirit about the veracity of it and the full meaning of it to be applied in our lives in the will of God (1 Tim 1:18-19). If the prophecy is a general encouragement, or comfort or exhortation from the Scripture, you can easily take it, but when the prophecy is personal or predictive or foretelling in our New Testament times, immediately take it to the Holy Spirit to know whether the word is real or not, if the Holy Spirit gives you no conviction at all or conviction in the opposite direction (1 Cor 14:31-33), throw those words away even if it has come from a reputed prophet as it did come to Paul the apostle (1 Thess 5:21-22). Those who become deceived by false prophecies or part prophecies in the New Testament times to misunderstand it and be misled by it are to blame themselves for not having tested the word to find whether it is true or not (Rev 2:2, 14, 20; 3:17; 2 Thess 2:11-12; Deut 13:2-3; 18:21-22), but they should repent for rather gulping it all because of seeing that those words were good (2 Tim 4:3-4; Acts 20:30, 31-32), which will cause or would have caused the mind to be blown up with pride for the devil to control us to be deceived to cause shipwreck to our faith and nothing more (1 Tim 3:1, 6; 4:14; 5:22, 24-25).

In my life, I tell you, I would have gone to pieces never to regain again to see the light of day if not for the prayer of Jesus and the Holy Spirit which they do constantly do for me. That is why when I have seen all around many who had fallen, He has never let me down because I have believed in the prayer of Jesus and the Holy Spirit to carry me in my personal and public life for the Glory of God. Along with that, many many known and unknown saints of God pray for me. My loved ones and my physical and spiritual Father and Mother of my family also pray for me, and I am so thankful for all of them for their prayers. But all of it together cannot be compared to the faithful prayer that Jesus and the Holy Spirit do for me
(John 17:20-23; Luke 22:31-32). So I would encourage you to depend on the prayer of the 2nd and 3rd person of the Trinity who are faithful prayer partners to you already, and that prayer will never fail even if all others prayer fails including yours (Heb 13:5; Rom 8:27, 34). But if you are already filled in the Spirit, I would encourage you to pray in tongues at a set time for at least an hour or two or from your heart under your breath even when you are doing some other work (Matt 26:41). This prayer is so powerful because the prayer that comes out of you is designed by the Holy Spirit in the will of God, so that hundred percentage of it will get answered back to you in the will of God because the Holy Spirit cannot produce through you unanswered prayers as he is the only one who knows the will of God all the time at all situations in your life to bring all the plans of God to come to pass for the Glory of God (1 Cor 2:9-12).

But as the word of God says,
"he who prophecies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men" (1 Cor 14:3), the moment we see the word "prophecies" we think of personal prophesy. But in the New Testament, speaking the Word of God to the hearers is what is called as 'prophecies', (i.e.) revealing the will of God. Only through such expounding of the Word of God, we can become spiritually mature. The word prophecy is a noun. (The last syllable of prophecy is pronounced sea.) A prophecy is mainly a knowledge of the future from the Bible which is contained both in the Old Testament and New Testament to be together as 66 Books, and the very words of God which He has spoken already about the past, present and future - to have come from a divine source to build us spiritually and excel in our relationship with God (2 Peter 1:19-21; 2 Tim 3:16-17). The five-fold ministers who speak any sermon or Bible study is this kind of prophecy we hear to build ourselves spiritually. (Ex. On the second day of the course, we will study the prophecies of Jesus.) The word prophesy is a verb. (The last syllable of prophesy is pronounced sigh.) To prophesy means to predict the future - usually with divine inspiration by a man or a woman of God inspired to speak by the Holy Spirit. All the men and women of God who speak over your life an inspired prediction, comfort, encouragement of your past, present or future is this prophesy. (Ex. He prophesies a great war between East and West, a flood, or a storm or a Tsunami.) So always understand the difference between prophecy and prophesy and apply it accordingly. 

As for personal prophesies, in the New Testament times, do not seek for it from the servants of God but rather seek His will to be revealed from God Himself through his prophecies through which He has promised to shows all His servants, children and all flesh by dreams, visions and by filling of the Holy Spirit, even He has promised to make them a vessel to prophesy to bless others around them
(Acts 2:17-18, 21). O what a privilege! Praise God. At the same time, if a prophesy comes to you, do not despise it, but rather test it by telling the Holy Spirit whether it is true or not, if you have the conviction from Him, take it in or else just throw out in the thin air from where it has come to you, and do not let it bother you any more than a small stone pebble down your pathway (Deut 18:21-22).

I am very happy to say to you, how all the things I have discussed above are happening to you in reality, which you are taking it to the Holy Spirit regarding the marriage proposals that were coming to you, and you were clearly guided by the Holy Spirit through dreams which you were able to understand and know the will of God which is for your life. This is the primary way to be guided by the Holy Spirit in the New Testament times who is the like comforter and guide sent by Jesus to represent Him in us to personally speak the very word of Jesus which he speaks to us from heaven to all the saints and God's children around the world
(Heb 12:25).

In
John 16:7 the Bible reveals, "Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter (parakletos. Gr) will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you." Parakletos means ‘to call alongside’. ‘Para’ - ‘alongside’, ‘kletos’ - ‘to call’. Yet ‘parakletos’ means more than just standing alongside to help. Having someone with us to help in times of difficulty is not enough, when we need power to be a witness for Jesus in the midst of all troubles we face (Acts 1:8). God's answer to us to overcome is the Holy Spirit who is the Comforter primarily and also someone who does more than comfort, that is, he comes alongside as a friend in a time of trouble to empower us to be victorious in difficult times through faith and prayer. The Holy Spirit does this well, as he comes alongside beautifully like a Dove to help us in our weaknesses and empowers us to overcome through praying in the will of God through tongues, and also in natural native know language by burdening us to pray (1 Cor 14:2, 14-15; Eph 6:18).

To have a godly partner of God's choice is more important than the qualification or education or even social standing of the prospective people who come to approach you for alliance. God will always have the best person for you in his mind, and if you continue to seek His perfect will, you will get His best in your life, though sometimes it might not be the one who you thought you might have ever wanted
(Prov 27:17). But it will be the best choice to make you grow spiritually and make you a blessing to many in the days to come on earth, and be rewarded greatly for eternity for all the spiritual work and service you will have done for the Lord through your life and family life in the future, like bringing the children up in a godly faith filled atmosphere which is important for the Lord to make them a blessing to the world in the future. Sometimes mothers are those who have done the best service to the Lord Jesus by bringing great children of faith who had blessed the world through their lives. Great is the reward for such women for now and for eternity! Praise the Lord!

So I encourage you and affirm that you are going in the right way with the Lord and are being guided by the Lord Himself step by step in to the future. Continue patiently to
"walk by faith and not by sight" (2 Cor 5:7). I would like to tell you, it would be much safe and better to take the hand of Jesus and walk in to the unknown path of darkness, than to see all things in the day light and walk in the know path away from the will of God.

When you say to me, "As you have a prophetic gift can you please pray for me and ask the Lord to reveal His will for me. May be you can pray along with any church member or when you are fasting. I know you are a busy personal but if it is acceptable please intercede for me to the Lord to know His will", I reply humbly to you that I am praying for you to be blessed in all things, including for you to get the person whom God is having for you in His mind and will, but will not dare to say who you should marry or what you should do in life by taking the place of the Holy Spirit to grieve Him, as I have done some of these things foolishly in my past and have repented and have regretted to learn from my mistakes done already. If in case the Lord reveals a prophecy in part, I would release it to you without fail in the future. But still do not take that word as the promise of God, but rather take it as a word to be tested with the Holy Spirit, and if you have the conviction and peace of God take those things and be blessed
(Php 4:6-7; 1 Cor 14:31-33). It would be better to keep yourself open to the Holy Spirit, and he will speak from within you all the guidance you will ever need, and also will give you prophesy through His servants if He wants to confirm it to you through them. Also the Lord can and will speak to you freely from regular reading of the Bible which is the Scripture, which we must make it as the prime most priority and habit to read, reread and inculcate it in our heart to develop ourselves spiritually to hear the voice of the Lord within us (Rom 10:17). The Lord can speak through circumstances or other means too, but always without fail check with the Holy Spirit to get conviction about the authenticity of the will of God and you will never get misguided away from God's best for you life. Thank you. Praying for you!

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Friday, October 12, 2018

How Will Our New Glorious Spiritual Body Will Look-Like After Our Resurrection?









What Is This 1 Cor 15:41, Glory?


Question: In
1 Cor 15:41 we see a glory, what is this glory?

Answer: Greetings to you in Jesus wonderful name!

Here is the passage of
1 Cor 15:41 - "There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory."
The context of the passage is about the future bodies of the believers in heaven. Some believers asked Paul the apostle and demanded an answer about what kind of body we will have in the life to come, in other words they asked him, will we have the same type of body we have now, or we will have different body from the existing body we have now on earth, especially the outward look of personal identification in the light of the look of the immateriality of the new glorious body will be the same as now or different?

In other words the believers precisely asked Paul, How are the dead raised up? And with what body do they come? I mean they were asking him whether we will be have a youthful image of themselves or middle age or old age in eternity?

They asked this question foolishly without having any idea about the glorious body that Jesus has planned to give us just like He himself rose in an eternal glorious body after he got resurrected from the dead, in fact Paul the apostle expected these believers to read the gospels and understand about the glorious body of Jesus and thus ours too (Luke 24:36-43; 1 John 3:2). Paul then compares our present body in this life to a seed and says further that what we sow is not made alive unless it dies, which means he says that the glorious body will not be seen by us until we die and are buried in the ground.

Paul the apostle further continues saying, when we sow a seed, we do not sow the plant that is going to come out of it, but mere grain—perhaps wheat or some other grain. But God in his genius plan and power releases from within all the new ingredients to give it a body as He pleases. And to each individual seed of grain we plant, God not only gives it a individual body, but also different structures according to the type of seed that has been planted.

Paul continues saying that all flesh that has been made by God for example on the different days of creation, which are flesh of men, another flesh of animals, another of fish, and another of birds which are different from each other, how much more differently and individually God will design the glorious bodies of believers in a unique way when they are going to last for eternity ahead?

Further apostle Paul continues by saying that the glory of the heavenly bodies like sun, moon and stars that shines the light are in one level of glory, the earthly bodies which shines with reflective glory on earth is altogether at a lesser level in comparison, so too we as believers now on earth who hold the reflective glory of our Lord Jesus Christ are expressing the glory in a limited level in this earthen vessel of our body (2 Cor 4:7; Col 1:27), but once we die and go on to be with the Lord to again rise up in a new glorious body after our resurrection, then we will hold the glory of God permanently in our glorious new bodies in heaven which will have different capacities like the stars in heaven which differs from one another in glory and the sun which in itself is a star and so the Bible calls it morning star. Daniel in his book reveals that, "Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever [in their glorious new bodies in which God will raise them up again when they rise up from the dust of the earth]." (Dan 12:3). Jesus Himself said that, "Then [when? (i.e.) after the resurrection of] the righteous, they will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father." (Matt 13:43).

Thus Paul the apostle concludes saying, in the resurrection of the dead, the body which has been sown on earth in to corruption because of sin, it will be raised up in a glorious incorruptible body because of the righteousness of Jesus and his power which will be given to it supernaturally at that time. When a believer dies they are sown in to the earth in dishonor, saying from dust they have come and dust they have returned (Eccl 3:20), but when Jesus raises up the believer he leaves nothing to stay corrupted but raises them up in the same glory in which He himself was raised by God the Father and the Spirit (Rom 8:11; Acts 2:24; 1 Cor 6:14). It is sowed in weakness of sin nature which lead us toward the humiliation of death and old age or even accident, because of which we could not only no longer live strong and healthy perpetually but also cease to exist on earth at God's appointed time because of death that we have to die. But when it is raised, it will be raised in the power over sin by Jesus because He will give the same eternal life we have within our spirit and soul now to the eternal body which previously has been sown as a natural body on earth, and that which became dust. The expression Paul uses here 1 Cor 15:43, 'humiliation or dishonor', and a similar one used in Phil 3:21, where Paul says our lowly body of humiliation will be transfigured into the body of Christ’s glory, by the power, which enables him to make all things subject to himself without the rebellion of sin operating in it unlike the previous earthly body. This clearly proves that the glorious body of every believer will be just like the body of Jesus but with differing glory and power in eternity according to each one's work done on earth for the Lord (Eph 6:7-8; Col 3:24).

Just like we have natural body on earth made of the dust of the earth to live with the dust suit on earth, when we are raised up again we will be raised up with a new heavenly spiritual material which will make it as a spiritual body for eternity ahead, and thus we will be able to go through the walls like Jesus and also have metaphysical nature that transcends the natural environment of earth to give us a ability to fly at the moment of a thought in our mind (John 20:26; Acts 1:9, 11). Praise the Lord!

Will the glorious body shine? Of course, that is why Paul, Jesus and Daniel compared the body of the resurrected believers to the sun and the stars. Will they eat in the glorious new body after resurrection? Of course we saw Jesus eat fish and honey after his resurrection, so too with the believers (Luke 24:42-43).

Then further we will be able to change even the appearance of our form in to another form according to the assignment that the Lord will give to serve Him on earth for a thousand years and then for eternity ahead in the new earth (Rev 19:8, 14; 20:6; 21:24, 25-26), to withdraw our original appearances to people and show ourselves in a way that will look different to others according to the required need in the participation of the mission in which the Lord will send us in assignment, which He even sometimes sends His angels with such mission now in the present time (Heb 1:14; 13:2), of whom we entertain thinking as some normal humans to show them mercy and kindness in order to reveal the Character of the Lord to the persons watching from heaven to prove our faith, when they are actually angels behind the scene in person (Mark 16:12; Acts 12:8-12). O what a privilege for the Church to serve the Lord for eternity!

Jesus died as having the body of an adult around 33-34 years which is the prime of life, and when He rose up, the disciples saw him as the same in the glorious body and identified Him. So we must all will likewise have the same look of a adult glorious body with us for eternity ahead. When someone had infirmities and deformation of their body on earth due to birth defect or unfortunate accident, those weaknesses will be removed from the glorious body and will be made to look like in the prime of their youthful days as if how they would have looked, if they never had such things of weaknesses in their body to experience in their earthly lives.

The meaning of the word glory is diverse, and can refer to literal brightness, splendour, or radiance, thus to the glorious body, the 'glory' on each one will be like a badge of honor for each higher level of splendor and brightness, as it becomes a tangible reward for eternity, and the identification to greater positions of rulership and authority in the Millennium rule of Jesus Christ in which the Church from the New Earth will rule the present earth (Rev 2:7, 10-11, 17, 26-29; 3:5-6, 12-13, 21-22; Isa 24:23; Isa 59:19-20; 60:3, 5; 66:12), and will continue to serve the Lord in the New Earth for eternity ahead after the demolition of the present earth and heavens by fire at the end of the Millennial rule (Rev 21:22-27; 2 Peter 3:8-9, 10-13; Isa 34:4; Heb 1:10-12). Paul does not here encourage the believers to sit back and do nothing when he uses the word 'steadfast, immovable' and 'awaiting the day' (Tit 2:13; Rom 8:19), but rather it actually means that they are told to actively work for the Lord in their earthly life overcoming the flesh, world and Satan for which they will receive the eternal blessings at the end of the age (1 Cor 15:58). Christians are exhorted by Paul to “put on the new self” (Eph 4:24), and to become more and more Christ-like and work for Him by letting Him work through them on earth (Php 2:13). Use your time wisely and live for Christ saints (Eph 5:15-18), because the glory of the reward from Christ to us for eternity in the glorious new body is awaiting to be rewarded to us, and those who are lethargic and take it lightly will miss it altogether to regret for it later like Esau (Rev 3:11; 21:4; Heb 12:16-17)! Praise the Lord!


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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Are SDA Believers Born Again As Christians?




Errors Of Seventh-day Adventism - The SDA

By Abraham Israel








I have been asked about SDA from a evangelical believer who wanted to know about their belief, because her friend being a SDA was trying to convince her that only Seventh Day Adventist are the true believers of Christianity. One of the main things she wanted to know was about the Sabbath, the lack of celebration of Christmas and Easter which was forbidden in it, and then about the end time doctrine which her friend shared through a PDF file to make her understand and was trying to convince her about their belief as the only truth.

Many SDAs are trying to gain acceptance as part of the orthodox Bible based Christian community, and even want to marry other Christians who are in Evangelical and Pentecostal denominations if they are willing to accept their cultic dogma. Some even disregarding their own belief, want to mix in with the other Christian orthodox culture not knowing whether they themselves are born again, or someone they are looking to marry is born again or not. I would suggest the real born again girls and boys
(John 3:5), to understand that they as believers in Christ Jesus should look for only another born again partner as according to the Word of God (2 Cor 6:14), so that they in their married life can bring up a family which will glorify God and be led by the faith that has been passed on to us from our Lord Jesus Christ, apostles and all the men and women of God in between them and us in our generation (1 Tim 4:16; Acts 14:22; Deut 4:9). It is like a Olympic baton with fire that was passed on from Jesus to us in this generation, it should be carried on by each successive generations to keep the faith and reach the heaven's shore according to the promises we have received from God in Christ Jesus (1 Peter 1:8-9; 2 Peter 1:1-4, 16-21; 2 Tim 2:15; 3:14-17; 4:2-4; 1 Tim 4:13, 16; 5:12). However, the following points show that the SDA's do not hold the "the faith which was once for all to delivered to the saints." (Jude 1:3).

These false doctrines of Seventh-day Adventism are a clear warning to people, to not to join up with SDAs, or leave the SDA if they are already involved in it by being a part of it.


1. THE SABBATH

Seventh-day Adventists believe church co-founder Ellen G. White (1827–1915) was inspired by God as a prophet, she claims that on December 25, 1865, that she was shown a extra-biblical revelation that there has been too much slackness in regard to the observance of the Sabbath and therefore from that time onward SDA's insist that we must keep the Sabbath on Saturday as a day of worship. This is wrong because:

a) The New Testament never commands Christians to worship or meet on the Saturday Sabbath, as we all know that the apostles being Jewish were the foremost observers of the Saturday Sabbath before the Church came in to existence, but the only important commandment that is not repeated from the Old Testament is the observance of Sabbath, and God did it intentionally in revealing to them of how the external Sabbath in the Old Testament have become an internal perpetual Sabbath rest for Christians
(Heb 3:14; 4:2-3, 5-6, 9-10, 11; Matt 11:28-30). So what is the Sabbath rest for a Christian? Not even keeping Sabbath day as a law on Sunday, but rather it is coming to Jesus by faith to find rest in Him and be pleasing to God apart from keeping the law legalistically from the Book of the Bible from our soul and memory, but rather keep it from the spirit of the human heart in which the Spirit of God writes the same law within and helps us keep it by the righteousness of faith because the work has already been finished from the foundation of the world by Jesus Christ (Heb 4:3; Rev 13:8). Instead, Christians are recorded as meeting on the first day of the week, which is Sunday for fellowship and edification looking towards the Day of Rapture (Heb 10:25), in the following Bible passages:

1. We see in
1 Corinthians 16:1-2 -- Paul the apostle said, "Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given orders to the churches of Galatia, so you must do also: 2 On the first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper, that there be no collections when I come." So we know that from the apostolic days Sunday was the first day and was a holiday for the whole of Roman Empire, and thus offering of the Churches from their gathering was taken on that day.

2. Acts 20:7 -- Paul preached to Christians at Troas whose habit as usual was to meet on the first day of the week which was Sunday, to break bread and have communion on that day of the assembly of saints.

3. John 20:19, 26 -- Jesus, after His resurrection met with the disciples on the first day of the week which was a Sunday.

4. Romans 14:5-6 -- Paul, when discussing which day to meet, did not say that you must meet on the Saturday Sabbath (as SDAs say), or even on Sunday as legalistic Christians say, but he said
"Let every man be fully convinced in his own mind [about keeping Sabbath on Saturday or Sunday or Internally all the time]. Whether one observes externally a Sabbath or does not, he observes or does not observe to the Lord." In other words, Paul says whether we observe a Sabbath externally or not, we wholly and internally belong to the Lord who has bought us for Himself through His life, death and resurrection, and therefore by faith and obedience mixed with patience should observe the Sabbath rest on the inside of us all the time (Heb 4:2; 10:36). No one has to teach a Christian believer, what to do and what not to do because the Holy Spirit does it all the time 24/7/365, until the end of their lives on earth (1 John 2:20, 27; John 14:26; Heb 10:15-18; 8:11, 12; Eph 4:32).

5. Colossians 2:16-17 --
"Let no one judge you in ... feast days or Sabbath days: which are a shadow of things to come but the reality of its fulfillment is in the body of Christ," who became a substitutional sacrifice on behalf of us before God to forgive us of our sins and thus fulfill the food, drink, feasts days or sabbaths of Old Testament laws and traditions.

SDAs judge Christians wrong who keep the assembly of saints on a Sunday to consider it as a holy day. Paul says that SDAs are wrong to judge Christians for not keeping Saturday as a holy day.

b) SDAs claim that the Roman Catholic church after Constantine in 320 AD changed the day of worship from Saturday to Sunday. This is completely false, because we have at least ten quotes from major church writers from 90 -- 500 AD who all say that the practice of Christians everywhere was to meet on Sunday, not the Jewish Saturday Sabbath. Like we see in this following 90 A.D. DIDACHE which says: "Christian Assembly on the Lord's Day: 1. But every Lord's day do ye gather yourselves together, and break bread, and give thanksgiving after having confessed your transgressions, that your sacrifice may be pure. 2. But let no one that is at variance with his fellow come together with you, until they be reconciled, that your sacrifice may not be profaned. 3. For this is that which was spoken by the Lord: In every place and time offer to me a pure sacrifice; for I am a great King, saith the Lord, and my name is wonderful among the nations." (Didache: The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles, Chapter XIV). SDAs have no early quotes to show that early Christians met on Saturday and not on Sunday.


2. SOUL SLEEP

SDAs deny that believers on death go to heaven. They say that believers go to soul sleep in the grave until Christ's return. JW's, Christadelphians and other false groups also believe this error. But there are some minute differences between them, while Jehovah's Witnesses teach "soul annihilation," which means when we die, the soul ceases to exist, and the redeemed will have their soul recreated at the future resurrection. Seventh-day Adventists teach true "soul sleep," meaning after death believers are not conscious of anything and their souls become completely inert or lacking the ability or strength to move until the time of the final resurrection of the dead. During this period of soul sleep, the soul resides in the memory of God. While they take out of context verse like
Ecclesiastes 9:5 and 12:7 from the Old Testament, to read in to the Scripture what they want it to speak rather than what it really says to defend the doctrine of soul sleep. Thus they come to deny the Scripture that says and affirms that soul and spirit are inseparable, but only through the Word of God which make us conscious of our spirit within which gets born again from heaven above when we are saved, and become God-conscious of the Creator God who watches over us deep in to our soul and spirit, to whom we all have to give account of our life on the judgment day whether we have done good or bad (Heb 4:12-13; Acts 24:14-16, 24-25; 26:20-23, 27-28, 29).

The main verses disproving the soul sleep error are:

1. Philippians 1:23 --
"For I am hard-pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and BE WITH CHRIST, which is far better."

2. 2 Corinthians 5:8 -- "We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be ABSENT FROM THE BODY (i.e. after death) and to BE PRESENT WITH THE LORD." ((i.e.) in heaven).
3. Hebrews 12:1 -- "Therefore we also, since we are SURROUNDED BY so great a CLOUD OF WITNESSES."
((i.e.) The departed believers of the Old Testament time who were discussed in Hebrews 11 were residing in heaven and watching all of us believers of the New Testament who are in the race of faith).

4. Hebrews 12:23 --
"TO THE general assembly and CHURCH of the firstborn who are registered IN HEAVEN, to God the Judge of all, to THE SPIRITS OF JUST MEN made perfect."

5. 1 Thessalonians 4:14 -- "For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so GOD WILL BRING WITH HIM THOSE who sleep in Jesus."
(This means that if we are believers, when Christ returns to resurrect believer's bodies at the time of Rapture, He will bring with Him all the believers spirits and souls who have already died on earth).

6. Revelation 6:9-10 --
"9 When He opened the fifth seal, I SAW UNDER THE ALTAR (in heaven) THE SOULS OF THOSE who had been SLAIN for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. 10 And THEY CRIED with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”"

7. Isaiah 14:9-10 -- "9“HELL from beneath is excited about you, to meet you at your coming; It STIRS UP THE DEAD for you, all the chief ones of the earth; It has raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. 10 THEY SHALL SPEAK AND SAY TO YOU: ‘ Have you also become as weak as we? Have you become like us?"

8. Ezekiel 32:21 -- "21 THE STRONG among the mighty SHALL SPEAK TO HIM OUT OF THE MIDST OF HELL with those who help him: ‘They have gone down, they lie with the uncircumcised, slain by the sword.’"

9. Ezekiel 32:30-31 -- "THE ZIDONIANS which are gone down with the slain ... PHARAOH SHALL SEE THEM and shall be comforted, even PHARAOH AND ALL HIS ARMY SLAIN BY THE SWORD."

10. Luke 16:19-31 -- The rich man and Lazarus who had died spoke to each other in Hades.

These 9 scriptures show soul sleep of SDAs to be false.


3. CHRIST

Mrs. White said: "Christ took upon His sinless nature our sinful nature. Christ took our nature and it's deteriorating condition." (Q.D. p.654-656).

According to White and SDAs, Christ acquired a sinful nature. This is false. Christ had a sinless human nature and that is the reason Jesus was among sinners and yet without sin (John 8:46; Heb 4:15). In his spirit, he was still God and had never ceased to be the God that He already is, yes, the baby Jesus was born a human, but the Son was given from heaven who resided in that body without the glory of heaven which He left in heaven to become a Son of man, meaning simply a human like any other (Isa 9:6; John 8:58; Php 2:5-8). We must understand that the nature we bear is called "sinful flesh" or more briefly, 'sin' in our soul (Rom. 7:20 and 8:4), and our body of flesh works according to our souls desire after the fall of man (Luke 12:19), the body in itself is a neutral thing which is neither good nor bad, but is a dust suit that we need to live in this earth as humans. Christ took our sin punishment in his body, not our sin nature, that is why the Bible emphasizes that Christ came in the "likeness of sinful flesh" which means exactly like in the form of sinful human with human dust suit over Him (Rom. 8:3-4), that is why as a perfect human before God He was able to offer his sinless soul as a offering to God for the forgiveness of our sins (Isa 53:5, 10; John 19:30).

Even the cult of Christadelphians have done the same mistake of taking that verse "Jesus came in the "likeness" of sinful flesh" (Rom 8:3-4), as that which "He came in sinful flesh". In other words, instead of saying, Jesus became in his body just like the sinful humans made of dust, they have wrongly interpreted it as, Jesus came with the sin nature like that of humans. It is a serious mistake which actually denies the very Divinity and Godhead nature of Jesus and is a heresy and blasphemy that should be avoided and spoken against. Only Satan will try to touch the Godhood of Jesus because he is liar from the beginning and does not stand in the truth of God's word (John 8:44; 1 John 3:8; Gen 3:1-5). So stay away from the cults like SDA and other offshoots like these that deny the Godhood of Jesus.

In what way did Jesus actually carry our sins, read my following post to find the depth of it: http://www.apostolicrevelation.info/2009/07/sit-walk-and-stand-part-3.html#Div1


4. LOSS OF SALVATION

"Now while our Great High Priest is making atonement for us, we should seek to become perfect in Christ." (The Great Controversy, E.G. White, 1911, p. 623).
SDAs teach that though saved by grace (Eph 2:8), we are kept saved by keeping the Law. This is partial atonement. In other words, it means Jesus Christ saves us, but we have to keep ourselves in that saved state with our works or else we might end up in hell fire because of our spiritual lethargy and sluggishness. Therefore, to stay saved according to SDAs, we must continue to keep the Sabbath, the 10 Commandments and pay the tithe. So Grace plus Works saves us ultimately at the end of it all.

This is absolutely against the very salvation and eternal life which is given as a gift of God, so that no human can boast before God (Eph 2:8-9). Some of the Jews who accepted Christ as their Savior, were misled by the same kind of religious Jews of the first century in Galatia, and they were rebuked by apostle Paul who was the one who helped them get saved. Then he asked them saying, "2 This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 3 Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh? 4 Have you suffered so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain? 5 Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?—They that believe are justified 6 just as Abraham “believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” 7 Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham." (Gal 3:2-7).

In other words, the plain reasoning of Paul the apostle was, if you were saved by faith, then you are kept saved by that same faith which God has given to you as a gift. If in case, you get deceived to start to work to keep that salvation intact, all your works does become dead works before God as you are trying to be made perfect by the flesh, even though God has agreed to save you to perfection by His Spirit (Php 1:6). So the works that can be done to get reward for eternity and bring Glory to God now on earth were made to become dead before God because according to God, "to him who works, the wages are nor counted as grace, but as debt." (Rom 4:4), what a waste of time after salvation to work the dead works which has no reward in eternity at all (Heb 6:1), and what a insult to God to indirectly say to Him that though He had saved us through Jesus Christ, but He does not have the strength to complete the salvation which He has started in us who were saved? Paul is saying, salvation is a miracle from the start to the end which happens on the day of Jesus Christ during Rapture, which is worked out by the Spirit of God day in and day out. Paul further does his reasoning to find the truth by asking, 'Did you get saved by the Spirit of God by your works or the hearing of faith? Abraham our father of faith got saved by faith and thus received God's righteousness to live a saved life. Likewise, only if you are saved by faith, you can live righteously with God's righteousness as the sons of Abraham.'

So saints, beware of those who might deceive you from eternal reward by their deception (Col 2:20-23), these 'do's and dont's of the law' are just a shadow in the Old Testament which was revealed by God a little bit to give a hint about what the coming Christ had fulfilled it in His first coming to earth, and who will fulfill it all to the end at the time of His second coming to the earth, but the ultimate substance of all of it is in Christ Himself (Col 2:17). Run away from cultic SDA like wayward group of people who can mislead a true saint by their false doctrine. Praise the Lord!


5. INVESTIGATIVE JUDGMENT

Investigative judgment means no assurance of salvation. According to SDAs, beginning on October 22, 1844, Christ entered upon the "judgment phase" of His ministry, whereby He blots out sin. The SDA "Investigative Judgment" doctrine rests on Ellen White's claimed revelation that Christ entered the Holy of Holies not at His ascension, but in 1844 (The Great Controversy, p.362-373).

Hebrews 9:12 contradicts White's theory: "Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered (past tense) the Most Holy Place once (not in 1844) for all, having obtained eternal redemption" and further in context the writer says, that unlike the earthly High Priest who enter every year to offer sacrifices for the sins of people, Jesus entered in to the heavenly temple once and forever (Hebrews 9:12, 25). Hallelujah!

The writer to the Hebrew continues saying, "...but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared (past tense) to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself." (Heb 9:26). So whatever revelation Ellen White has said is directly in opposition to the revealed word of God which is inspired by God Himself (2 Tim 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21), which means she has been deceived to give a private interpretation when the Scripture prohibits it completely and that she has added to the Word of God her own words when she knew that the canon of Scripture has forever been closed in the first century itself by John the apostle (Rev 22:18-19).

SDAs thus teach that Christ transferred the record of believers sins to the heavenly sanctuary, which will be finally cleansed at the conclusion of the Investigative Judgment, their day of atonement.

Mrs. White says in "Patriarchs and Prophets", p. 357, this heresy: "The blood of Christ, while it was to release the repentant sinner from the condemnation of the law, was not to cancel the sin. It would stand on record in the sanctuary until the final atonement."

Hence SDAs sins and its followers sins are not cancelled or forgiven yet. What a worry. No wonder they have no assurance of salvation until the imaginary Investigative Judgment is finished.

These SDA should ask themselves the following question, "If Christ can create the universe in 6 days, why does he take from 1844 until now to investigate the books? Is Christ a slow reader who is not efficient enough to know all the sins of all the people to forgive them? Does he really need to go through it all again to decide who is worthy enough to be forgiven or unworthy when the Scripture has condemned all under sin and how all have lost the glory of God, so that all who believe can be given the righteousness of God (Rom 3:23; 11:32; Gal 3:22)?"

These verses show the Investigative Judgment to be false:

"25 ....In His forbearance GOD HAS PASSED OVER THE SINS [i.e. past, present and future sins] that were previously COMMITTED [i.e. by the influence of the old sin nature (Rom 7:20)], 26 TO DEMONSTRATE AT THE PRESENT TIME HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS [i.e. through the new nature], that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus." (Rom 3:25-26).

"THE LORD KNOWS those who are His." (2 Timothy 2:19).

"KNOWN TO GOD from eternity [past] ARE ALL HIS WORKS." (Acts 15:18).

"...I KNOW My sheep, and am KNOWN BY MY OWN." (John 10:14). 

"IF WE confess our sins, HE IS FAITHFUL and JUST to FORGIVE us our SINS and to CLEANSE us from ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS." (1 John 1:9). 

"...He had by Himself PURGED [i.e. got rid of completely] our SINS, SAT DOWN at the right hand of the Majesty on high." (Hebrews 1:3). 
"And you, who ONCE were ALIENATED and ENEMIES in your mind by wicked works, yet NOW HE HAS RECONCILED [(i.e.) made us friends with God]." (Col 1:21). 

"...HAVING FORGIVEN you ALL TRESSPASSES [(i.e.) unlawful acts committed in the past, present and future]." (Col 2:13). 

Christ's judgments are AFTER he returns, not BEFORE He returns: "When the Son of Man shall come in his glory ... then shall he sit upon the throne of His glory: and before Him shall be gathered all nations." (Matthew 25:31-32). This is the judgment of nations before He establishes God's Theocratic Kingdom on earth for a thousand years, in which all believers and unbelievers will be separated from one another, and the unbelievers sent to hell fire and the believers will be let to populate the earth again for a thousand years time just like in the days of Noah and Lot (Luke 17:27, 29; Matt 25:31-46).

Hebrews 4:13 exposes the SDA limitation on Christ's omniscience: "And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account." This Scripture points out the fact that because Christ knows all the sins of every one, we must give reason to God and also receive the penalty for our behavior from Him AFTER HE RETURNS, one for the believer after the Rapture before his Second Coming to the earth and the other to the earth to rule it with righteousness, who will judge both the saved and the unsaved, (i.e.) the saved to get reward for their works of righteousness after the Rapture of the Church saints (Heb 9:28; Rev 3:11; 22:12), and the unsaved to get condemned for their works of sins after the present heaven and earth are destroyed (Rev 20:13).

Since Jesus knows all cases already, why must He investigate?


6. SATAN AS THE SCAPEGOAT FOR OUR SINS

White says in TGC page 422: "When Christ, by virtue of His own blood, removes the sins of His people from the heavenly sanctuary at the close of His ministration, He will place them upon satan, who, in the execution of the judgment, must bear the final penalty."

Satan, according to SDA's, becomes the scapegoat of Leviticus 16. This lack of clear distinction between the forgiveness of sins at salvation, and the blotting out of sins at some time in the future, makes it impossible for anyone to know, even at death, whether he is saved or not.

SDAs are not allowed to experience assurance of salvation as opposed to the Word of God which says we have the assurance of salvation through the Spirit of God who is given to us at the time of our salvation (Eph 1:13-14; 1 John 4:13; 3:24), because I think she thought that there would be no pressure for them to keep the Old Testament law and Sabbath as reinterpreted by Ellen White, she had taken authority deceitfully and have spoken against even over the apostles and their decree of the 1st century, who along with the Holy Spirit has clearly directed that the Gentile believers around the world not to carry on any yoke which the Jews themselves were not able to carry, but be saved by faith, live by faith and be purified by faith until the coming of our dear Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 15:6-7, 10, 22-29).

Having the sins of all humans laid on satan, assigns to satan an indispensable role in the blotting out of sins and thus nullifies the all-sufficiency of the finished work of Christ. What a deception of Satan the SDA's have come under through Ellen White!


7. ANOTHER GOSPEL

The Investigative Judgment and Scapegoat theories are "another Gospel" that Paul warns us about in Galatians 1:8-9. Paul places a curse on those preaching a false gospel such as SDAs and also those who do not love the Lord Jesus Christ because of deception through false doctrines which they have not watched spiritually enough to avoid and reject them wholly (1 Cor 16:22; Luke 21:36; Rev 2:2, 14-15, 20, 22, 24; 3:4-5, 15-16, 17).


8. THE MARK OF THE BEAST

SDAs believe that Sunday keeping will be the mark of the Beast of Revelation 13:16-18.

White says in TGC, page 449: "But when Sunday observance shall be enforced by law, and the world shall be enlightened concerning the obligation of the true Sabbath, then whoever shall transgress the command of God, to obey a precept which has no higher authority than that of Rome, will thereby honor popery above God. He is paying homage to Rome and to the power which enforces the institution ordained by Rome. He is worshipping the beast and his image. As men then reject the institution which God has declared to be the sign of His authority, and honor in its stead that which Rome has chosen as the token of her supremacy, they will thereby accept the sign of allegiance to Rome--'the mark of the beast.' And it is not until the issue is thus plainly set before the people, and they are brought to choose between the commandments of God and the commandments of men, that those who continue in transgression will receive 'the mark of the beast.'"

This is not rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Tim 2:15). This shows SDAs careless, deceitful handling of Scripture and thus they are under the curse of the book of Revelation in which John the apostle has clearly pronounced a curse for all those who add or take away words to the existing words of prophecy which was given as the revelation of Jesus Christ directly from Him through John the apostle His servant (Rev 22:18-19).

So to know 'What Is The Mark Of The Beast?' in-depth, Click this following link and read my post titled : Is The Mark Of The Beast A Literal Or A Symbolic Mark Which Is Signified?


9. SDA'S ARE VERY CONFUSED ON PROPHECY SUBJECTS

SDAs think that God has finished with Israel. Romans 11:2 and 25 contradict this idea. To SDAs, much of Revelation had been fulfilled by 500 AD. They don't understand Daniel's 70 week prophecy at all (Dan 9:24-27).

Conclusion: Leave the SDA movement today.

Are the SDA - Seventh Day Adventist born again people of God? See I believe that God has a remnant in all the denominational Churches everywhere around the world who believe the Word of God and are born again to love the Lord Jesus Christ and one another (1 Pet 1:22-23; Rom 11:5-6). These remnant believers where ever they are, God will bring them back in to His fold and will make them to be tested through fire to purify them and then keep them close to His heart forever and ever (Rom 9:27; Mic 4:7; Isa 1:9; Zech 13:8; John 10:16, 27; Rom 8:37-39). But when it comes to mingling or marrying someone, where they come from and what they believe is very important as the apostle Paul has clearly told all the believers to take care of the doctrine they believe, so that they can be saved (1 Tim 4:16; 1 Cor 7:39; 2 Cor 6:14; Eph 5:5-7; 1 Cor 5:9-13). The reputation of a believing person and his family will always be unique as they will not value for a empty religion and tradition, but the character of the person whom they are going to marry. As marriage is a holy institution of covenant before God and humans, one spouse for life is the norm of it which should be considered carefully and followed. So one needs to carefully consider everything and ask God for guidance in prayer and through the Word of God to first receive peace from Him, and then to go forward in to marriage.

To the remnant believers of the end time whether they are in SDA, Catholic, Jehovah Witness, or in any other questionable cult that deceives etc..., the clarion call of the Lord to them is, "Come out of her, my people" (Rev 18:4). So follow Jesus Christ through obeying His Word and be led by the Spirit (Eph 5:26; Rom 8:14; Gal 5:16, 18), so that in these end times you can be safe under the shelter of His wings and be Raptured along with the born again Jesus following Church which are everywhere present as a small remnant (Psa 91:1, 14-15; Luke 12:32; Zech 8:6; Rom 9:29). Watch and pray so that you may be delivered from the tribulation which will make inhabitants of the earth to be burned to leave just a few men on earth which Jesus foretold as that which is coming upon the whole earth (Luke 21:34-36; Rev 3:10, 11; Heb 12:14; Isa 24:6).

Your heart is like a garden where Jesus plants His seeds through his sowers who speak His Word and Spirit in to your life. But if you are not careful enough to understand the state of your heart condition and ask God to change it and save from sin, you can become a deceived name sake believer without being born again (John 3:3, 5), and therefore no fruits of godly character or change you will experience in your life because of lack of believing the word of God through faith (John 6:39-40, 44; 5:32, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 44, 46; Rev 3:18, 20; Jam 2:26). Salvation is initiated by God, but must be received by humans by a supernatural encounter with God by believing and holding on to His promises to be saved for eternity ahead. Make sure you watch and pray so that Satan doesn’t come and snatch the seed before it grows in to a tree branch after which none can take it away for eternity (John 10:28-29), and instead plant some ugly weeds to deceive you to think yourself as believer when in fact you have not yet become one (Luke 8:11; Matt 13:19-21; 2 Cor 13:5).

Be saved and live saved for eternity! Be married to a believer and live married to your spouse the rest of your earthly life faithfully!

Much Blessings.....







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