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Leviticus 26:17   

And I will set my face against you,          and ye shall be slain before your enemies:

they that hate you shall reign over you;  and ye shall flee when none pursueth you.

   

Ezekiel 20:26 ……

              that I might make them desolate, to the end that they might know that I am the LORD.

 

                   A Message From Peter James                                   

 

Ecclesiastes 1:18  For in much wisdom is much grief:

and he that increases knowledge increases sorrow.

 

Jeremiah 9:6  Your habitation is in the midst of deceit;

through deceit they refuse to know me, says the LORD.

 

                        IN THE AGE OF UNIVERSAL DECEIT,

TELLING THE TRUTH IS A REVOLUTIONARY ACT   George Orwell.

 

                         When Will Christ Come?     

Christ will come to the individual when he or she is born anew

or as it is also translated born again.

 

     When Will Christ Return?        

Christ will return as soon as His bride has made herself ready.

The purpose of this document is to address both of these points.

 

What is the purpose of man?

Let us start at the beginning.

Genesis 1:26  And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them

have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle,

and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.

27  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God

created he him; male and female created he them.

We can see that from the conference which the Godhead had

in verse 26, it was decided to make man in the image of God,

and in fact this is what actually happened in verse 27.

What was the purpose of making man in the image of God?

It was so that man would become the actual container for God.

This means that he would not only be in the image of God

but also ultimately he would be of the very same essence and nature

as the Eternal, but not a part of the Godhead and not worshipped as God.

I think that this must really get up Satan’s nose that, mere man made out of the lowest

thing, dirt, is destined to be elevated high above him,

the most beautiful, and wisest of the Eternal’s creation.

Furthermore he was made out of Spirit not mucky dirt, like we are.

The created man:

Man is composed of

1) a human spirit, which separates him from animals

2) a soul:  comprised of a mind, will and emotions.

3) a physical body: the container of both of the above.

 

When Adam was created, and Eve was built, they were placed in the garden of Eden.

They had the human life in them, because the Eternal breathed

the breath of life into them, and then the lifeless flesh and blood underwent a dramatic

change.

They received a human spirit and a soul was also produced.

The soul is the mind, the will and the emotions.

We can dismiss the satanic nonsense of evolution as foolishness.

How anyone could look at the incredible abilities built into any part

of the creation and not stand in total and complete awe of the Creator is quite beyond me.

Each animal has a spirit which makes them their own unique creation.

A dog has the spirit of a dog,

A bird has the spirit of a bird, and

A fish has the spirit of a fish, etc. etc.

No-one has to teach a dog to be a dog, and a bird to be a bird, and a fish to be a fish.

Even if you reared several generations of a bird and kept it away from

all nest building materials, it would build the same nest that the same birds in the wild

build when given the materials to build a nest.

As we are told each one is made after his kind.

The entire animal and vegetable kingdoms are pre-programmed

down to the tiniest detail.

Yet in the animal kingdom they still have a certain amount of freedom.

Neither time nor choice can make a fish decide that it wants to become a bird.

This is absurd to the uttermost.

The rantings of the ‘educated’ evolutionist show quite clearly that scripture

is absolutely correct.

A sound mind is a gift from God and not the result of study.

 

2Timothy 1:7  For God hath not given us the spirit of fear;

but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Without God, you are dealing with people who have unsound minds,

regardless of their appearance, wealth or status.

This should help you to understand why so many things simply do not make sense.

Man was not made after the human kind.

 

Genesis 1:21  And God created great whales, and every living creature that moves,

which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his

kind: and God saw that it was good.

22  And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply,

and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. 

We are told that man was made after the God kind, in the image of God.

This is completely the opposite of what the Evolutionist claims.

He claims that we evolved from the animal kind.

This is a diabolical lie.

 

Genesis 1:26  And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:

We were made in God’s image for a specific purpose.

Our ultimate destination is to be kings and priests, and the bride of Christ

We will be the New Jerusalem, which is not a physical building but a spiritual

creation of transformed human beings.

 

Revelation 5:10  And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign

on the earth.

We are the temple of God.

 

1 Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit

of God dwelleth in you?

 

Revelation  3:12  Him that overcomes will I make a pillar in the temple of my God,

and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God,

and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which comes down out of

heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

We are the many abodes in the Father’s house.

We are being prepared as the dwelling place.

John 14:2  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.

The Eternal knew Adam would sin.

The Eternal who knows the end from the beginning was fully aware that Adam and Eve

would sin.

 

Isaiah 46:10  Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that

are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

Thus Christ died before the foundation of the world.

 

Revelation 13:8  And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not

written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

We have to constantly remember that the Eternal lives outside of time

and space, which were both created by Him as Genesis 1 states.

Often we can only believe, when we are neither expected nor told that we  have to

understand.

Adam and Eve still had a personal choice.

The option never to sin was there,

The Tree of Life.

It was the only option that would result in them not sinning.

They were put in front of the two trees,

one was the divine life, Christ,

and one was death,

the knowledge of good and evil, which is Satan.

 

To have eaten from The Tree Of Life meant that they would no longer

be just in the image of God, but they would literally contain God.

Their life would take on a new and immeasurably higher dimension.

The Divine Life would enter them and all the attributes of God.

Christ as the Spirit would dwell in them.

 

1 Corinthians 15:45 Thus it is written,

“The first man Adam became a living being”;

the last Adam (Christ) became a life-giving spirit.

46  But it is not the spiritual which is first but the physical,

and then the spiritual.

47  The first man was from the earth, a man of dust;

the second man is from heaven.

I do not have any idea how this would have worked in practice, 

but that is no concern of ours as the fact is Adam sinned.

Note Adam and Eve were both called ‘Adam’.

Genesis 5:2  Male and female created He them; and blessed them,

and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

If they ate from the tree of Life, they would have had the Divine Eternal Life,

because the uncreated Life of the Eternal would now be in them.

No longer would there only be the image of love, mercy and compassion,

and other attributes  of the Eternal, of which we have but a shadow.

They would have had the reality of these attributes dwelling in them,

because the fullness of the Godhead, Father, Son and Holy Spirit would dwell in them.

To have Christ is to have the fullness of the Godhead dwelling in us.

 

Ephesians 3:17  That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith;

that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

 

Colossians  1:19  For it pleased the Father that in him (Christ) should all fulness dwell;

It is at the point that the Eternal makes His home in our hearts that

Christ comes to us.

This is the answer to the first question.

We can see from this that Eternal Life is not simply living for a very long,

even time without end.

Rather Eternal Life is a person, Christ.

Once Christ has taken residence in our hearts, that is where He stays.

He never leaves.

 

Hebrews 13:5  Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such

things as you have: for he has said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you.

That is why our salvation cannot be lost.

 

John 10:28  And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish,

neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

John 10:29  My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all;

and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.

 

This, however, does not mean that we can lead whatsoever kind of lifestyle

we wish and that it does not matter, certainly  not. 

I believe that the problem is as follows.

It is a fact that Christ said that His genuine followers will never perish.

The question we have to ask ourselves are we really genuine followers of Christ?

Does the Holy Spirit dwell in us?

We cannot ask this of others.

We would be making a judgment which we are not equipped to make.

If in reality the Holy Spirit is not dwelling in us, we do not qualify as followers of Christ.

However, we again have to be very careful, because we have no idea how God is going

to judge others. The classic example is Matthew 25.

Those people whom Christ called righteous, do not seem to have had the Holy Spirit,

or even to know much about Christ. However, they were told to enter into the Kingdom

which had been prepared for them from the foundation of the world.

 

Matthew 25:34  Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come,

ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation

of the world:. . . . . .

40  And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you,

Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,

ye have done it unto me.

 

We can also see that the unrighteous who apparently were in the same position,

with the same opportunities, were told that they were cursed, because they did not do the

very things that the righteous had done.

 

Matthew 25:41  Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me,

ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

It therefore seems that not only must we not judge, but we cannot even presume to know

what happens to ‘unbelievers’.

We have been clearly told in Rhema that sometimes God has to take everything away from

a person before He gets their attention, but we were told that sometimes, He had to take

the person to the very point of death before they listened.

It does appear that chastisement will be apportioned to genuine believers who go astray.

That certainly seems to be the lesson of rebellious ancient Israel.

If we go off the rails we will be disciplined to bring us back on track.

This is the clear message of the letters to the churches in

Revelation chapters 2 & 3,

and several of the New Testament epistles.

There is no question that whatsoever Christ has started He will finish.

We can make it as hard or as easy as we wish.

The choice is ours.

There is also the problem that there are people who might appear to be believers,

or even think themselves to be so, but in the eyes of Christ they are not.

 

Matthew 7:22  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?

23  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me,

ye that work iniquity.

These people have been subject to deception of the highest order.

Christ will finish the work He started.

 

Philippians 1:6  Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work

in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

Had Adam and Eve not sinned they would have lived forever.

However, all that they would have had is the human life.

They would always only be in the image of God

but they would progress no further. They would be like a glove made for a hand.

They would forever be a glove, but a glove without a hand.

A glove which was only the image of a hand.

We have to reflect, that is to be mirrors of and for God.

Therefore when people see us they should see something of the Eternal.

The lives of Adam and Eve would have been forever bound by space and time,

where there would be days and nights and the whole time scenario.

They would have the unfallen human spirit, soul and human body. 

Adam & Eve actually chose to take of the tree of death, Satan,

which was independence from God, rather than from the Tree of Eternal Life

which is none other than Christ Himself.

 

Genesis 2:9  And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is

pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst

of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.          

 

The fruit of tree of the knowledge of good and evil was death although it appeared good,

pleasant and even desirable.

Most Christians are unaware of the fact that the knowledge

of good and evil or right and wrong are both from the same tree.

Christ Himself said that he was the Tree of Life

 

Revelation 2:7  He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches;

To him that overcomes will I give to eat of the tree of life,

which is in the midst of the paradise of God. 

 

John 15:5  I am the vine, you are the branches: He that abides in me, and I in him, the

same brings forth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing.

 

It is worth noting that in a vine that the main trunk and the branches

are almost indistinguishable one from another.

We should also note that the only purpose of a vine is to bear fruit.

It is quite simply good for nothing else.

You cannot use the wood to make furniture or any such thing.

That is how a true Christian ought to be.

From the moment that man ate from the wrong tree,

the God warned penalty, came into effect.

Man would die and all his offspring would also die.

There was no going back.

No longer would they live an eternal physical life.

Regardless of how many hundreds of years they lived there would

be a specific time when they would die.

 

Genesis 5:5  And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years:

and he died.

 

The paradox is that, in spite of what some think,

the tree of the knowledge of good and evil can never lead to life.

They are at completely different ends of the spectrum.

But the tree of Life will lead to revelation of the Eternal, His ways and Life. 

The fruit of this, would be genuine Peace amongst men, a healthy environment,

good health, joy, happiness and every positive thing, which we all crave but which at this

time deserts most of us, regardless of where we live, our status and wealth.

Peace is Christ.

 

Ephesians 2:14  For He (Christ) is our peace, who hath made both one,

and has broken down the middle wall of partition between us; 

 

It is for this reason that peace talks will never result in real peace.

In a word Christ fulfils absolutely and completely our every need.

The important question is not what are we doing but rather,

who is doing it or put another way how is it being done?

We can expend our energy and countless hours arguing

about the rights and wrongs of certain procedures, regulations, or rituals.

When we do this, we are totally unaware that we are touching death.

It is even a scientific law that you cannot get life from death.

What we are doing will possibly look good, even very good and also be

intellectually stimulating, but that is not the criteria which we should

be using to evaluate ourselves.

If we are acting out of our mind, will and emotions, which we all tend

to be doing most of the time, we are in error, and are missing

the transformation which would be taking place,

if we were acting by the indwelling Christ as the Holy Spirit.

Very few people are aware of this, and they continue on their walk

totally oblivious of the fact that they are living in their soul and flesh.

This means that they can be leading very busy ‘Christian’ lives which

are completely devoid of any life and, or transformation.

A day without any transformation is simply a wasted day.

Sadly, most of the time, this is the case for all of us, including myself.

These days do not count.

Most times these days leave us utterly exhausted but sadly without

any entry in the book of life.

In one sense it is better that such days did not even exist.

With this concept in mind, I think that we will all be very shocked

that after a long, busy, and what some would claim to be successful lives, we have a mere

literal handful of days, if any, which are entered in the book of life.

This is highly sobering to the uttermost.

Pause for a moment, stop, and realise that your time and therefore

your life is running out very quickly.

 

Many who are reading this have already spent more life than they have yet to live.

What we need is Revelation not knowledge.

Christ needs to be made known to each and every one of us.

It is pride, knowledge, greed and arrogance which has brought us to the present crisis

which surrounds us. We think that our purpose in life, and even our priority is to acquire

more and more knowledge.

I am not saying that we should not get educated, however, we seek knowledge in order

to earn money so that we can live.

That is how the Babylonian system is set up. 

It is the only way which is taught.

In this system there is no place for God.

 

Perchance you might say, yes but there are the ‘Theological Colleges’.

The fruit of these institutions are there for us all to see.

Many who emerge from these places do not even believe basic biblical teachings.

Most think that knowledge leads to life, but this is no the case at all.

Remember one tree was the knowledge of good and evil and the other tree was Life.

One could never lead to the other.

The fruit of one was life and the other was death.

The more knowledge we have, the worse it seems to get, in spite of universities.

Many of which are larger than many towns, with unbelievable numbers

of students, up to   30 - 40,000 students and even more.

We have managed to be very educated yet with hospitals and mental homes

and prisons overflowing.  Unjust judges as scripture states are the norm.

Exploitation of the poor, the widows, the orphans, and the strangers is normal.

We have managed to pollute the air, the water,

our food, our minds, our bodies, just about everything.

We spend vast amounts devising more destructive weapons to kill

more people in more horrible ways.

We create diseases in the laboratories.

We do all sorts of things but we do not seek the Eternal and His Life.

We can even search the scriptures, know them by heart,

and yet actually be quite dead.

Strange as it might seem the bible can be a great source of death.

This means that you can go to countless bible studies and never

find Christ who said:

 

John 5:39  Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life:

and they are they which testify of me.

To get life it was a matter of coming to Christ.

40  And you will not come to me, that you might have life.

 

When we do find Christ it is a matter of listening and obeying Him.

This is the crux of the purpose of life.

We can also end up teaching the commandments of men

and doctrines of demons even from the very bible.

 

Mark 7:7  Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines

the commandments of men.

 

Of the many pagan customs we can mention Easter and Christmas which have been

adopted by ‘Christianity, but which are an abomination to the Eternal’.

 

1 Timothy 4:1  Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some

shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

2  Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

3  Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created

to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

4  For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused,

if it be received with thanksgiving:

5  For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

 

Speaking lies covers a multitude of items.

Here only two items are mentioned, forbidding to marry and

clean and unclean meat as defined in Leviticus 11.

Galatians and Romans speak about circumcision and Law keeping.

The problem with law keeping is that it deceives us into believing that

we can do something to make ourselves acceptable to God.

We reason that we can pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps.

This is a lie.

 

In practice, if we are honest, we have to admit that with us,

law keeping always has some degree of ‘grace’ built into it.

This cannot really be classified as law keeping at all,

as in law keeping there is absolutely no grace whatsoever.

Everything is black and white.

There are no shades of grey.

To be blunt it is utterly impossible to keep any law 100%.

We also need to realise that with a Holy and Righteous God,

it is not only a matter of sin but of faults, which might well not be sin.

This is why we always have to be under the atoning blood of Christ.

This means that it is a covering for us, like an umbrella.

Those around us and who are on the earth like we are,

can easily see our faults and short comings as they look across at us,

but when the Eternal looks down on His repentant believers He does not see

our faults and sins.

He sees us from above.

He sees our covering, Christ as it were our umbrella.

This is a most important point for us to understand.  

We have to understand that it is not what we do, but who we are that is critical.

When we grasp who we are, then we need to be aware of who is doing what we are doing,

which ought to be ‘Not I but Christ’.

 

Galatians 2:20  I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I,

but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh

I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

 

In a confrontation with a demon, do we really think that because

we have kept whatever days we believe we should keep,

been circumcised, we have tithed, and observed all the regulations

in Leviticus that this would make the slightest difference and make you come

out the winner in this battle?

 

I can tell you that none of those things will make the slightest difference.

What matters is who you are.

When the demon possessed person sees you,

what matters is does he or she see Christ or not.

What you do will not make the demon fear and tremble in the slightest.

If the demon sees Christ you can be victor as it will fear and tremble.

If not you certainly need to be somewhere else.

We have to realise that we are blessed simply because the Eternal chose

to bless us not because of our righteousness.

It is because that in the Eternal’s sovereign will and mercy,

He has declared a blessing on us.

If we were blessed because of any of our deeds we would all be dead.

 

Isaiah 64:6  But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy

rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

We were saved whilst we were yet sinners.

 

Romans  5:8  But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners,

Christ died for us.

 

How much more we need to see that we cannot hold on to Old Covenant teachings

because we find them convenient.

We cannot pick and mix, keeping those that suit us and

omitting those that do not suit us.

Almost every group promotes tithing.

They  state that if you tithe you will become prosperous and be blessed.

Some even claim that your salvation depends on it.

This is a lie.

Salvation is a free gift.

Romans 5:18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men

to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men

unto justification of life.

 

Prospering in all things.

The reality is that I know many people who have tithed

for dozens of years, one tithe, two tithes, even three tithes and offerings and

are still as poor as the proverbial church mouse.

It is true that we are told that the wealth of the sinner is being stored

up for the righteous.

It is true that God can bless us with great wealth and that

we are told that we should ask for our needs.

However, we need to be clear that money, the financial Babylonian system

and God are at the opposite ends of the spectrum.

 

Mark 10:25  It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle,

than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

According to Christ’s own words here, wealth is a major problem.

A much misunderstood verse and the basis for a health and wealth gospel.

 

3 John 1:2  Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper

and be in health, even as your soul prospers.

 

We are so schooled that the minute that we think of prosperity,

we think money.

When I say that my rose bushes are prospering does that mean that they

are making money?

Hardly.

It means that they are doing well.

To prosper can also mean to be successful in whatever you put your hand to do.

This is a very important thing and often has nothing to do with money at all.

 

Jeremiah 2:37  From thence also shall you go forth,with your hands upon thy head:

for Jehovah has rejected those in whom you trust,

and you shall not prosper with them.

 

As I write this, I am hoping that this will be a successful document

which is able to help even one person.

It will not earn me a single penny as my homepage

states quite clearly these are free documents and can be distributed but not

sold under any circumstances.

Yet, I certainly hope that this document prospers.

Does this mean that you should not give to your spiritual teachers ?

Of course not.

Support them as generously as possible.

I am simply highlighting errors in teaching that are having a negative

effect on the body of Christ.

Everything which we have been given is ultimately to carry out God’s purpose.

We must remember that it was out of the Temple that

the money changers were driven. 

It is right and proper that we should teach generosity and responsibility,

but, it is time that we started telling the truth, even if it is to our hurt.

After all the Eternal is not broke.

We have to stop thinking only of me, myself and I.

Sadly few really understand what an incredible event takes place when

they are saved. In fact it is beyond our understanding.

None the less this is what happens when Christ comes into the life of a person who accepts

Him. It is utterly beyond price.

When He takes up residence in the repentant believer,

the riches which become ours simply cannot be bought.

We have the entire Godhead dwelling in our Spirit.

We have  priceless peace that cannot be bought.

We have been moved out of the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light.

We have become sons of the Great King and will be like Him at his appearing.

 

1 John 3:2  Beloved, now are we the sons of God,

and it does 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.

 

The time is short what are you going to do?

 

When is Christ going to return?

Christ will return when His bride has made herself ready.

If we had been transformed and made ready,

Christ would have already returned.

 

We will discuss what is needed for the bride to make herself ready.

Some reading this will probably be hoping for a date or a sequential

list of events which must take place before Christ returns.

It is true that there are certain prophesied events that will take place,

however, by now we should all be fully aware how in one hour the whole world

can be changed never to be the same again.

In the Old and New Testament we can see that in a single hour a nation

will be destroyed, this speaking of the time in which we live.

The preparation of the bride takes time, it cannot happen in a day.

Everyone needs to do what they feel that the Spirit is leading them to do,

however, the pertinent question for us is whether what we are doing

is actually preparing the bride and making her ready or not?

You can say well I do all these charitable good works and I go

to services once a week and I pray and read the bible.

The question still remains unanswered.

There is absolutely nothing that can frustrate the Eternal’s sovereign will.

His plan will take place at the appointed time regardless of the activity of Satan or man.

Neither Satan nor man can surprise or outwit the Eternal.

 

Isaiah 42:9  Behold, the former things are come to pass,

and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.

 

Isaiah 46:10  Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things

that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

 

Isaiah 41:21   Produce your cause, saith the LORD; bring forth your strong reasons,

saith the King of Jacob.

Let them bring them forth, and shew us what shall happen: let them shew the former

things, what they be, that we may consider them, and know the latter end of them;

or declare us things for to come.

23  Shew the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that ye are gods:

yea, do good, or do evil, that we may be dismayed, and behold it together.

Behold, ye are of nothing, and your work of nought: an abomination is he that chooseth you.

This is a clear statement to show that many of the things we attempt

to do simply cannot be done and we are wasting out time and life.

In fact the challenge is thrown out to man to tell the past and to predict the future.

This is a warning to astrologers, foretellers of the future and those who try

to dig up the past, some more abominations to the Eternal.

It also shows us that we do not have to worry about ALL the corrupt

governments in the world, the false churches and their Babylonian evil

practices, the multitude of satanic secret societies, witchcraft, New Age religions, etc.

etc. We have the assurance that there will come a time when all that which is hidden will

be exposed additionally everyone will be rewarded according to their deeds.

What we have to worry about is that we seek the Lord while He may yet be found.

There will come a day when it will not be possible to find Him.

There will come a day when you will search in vain for someone whom

you might now know, for help and assistance, and they have simply disappeared.

You will search high and low in vain.

No internet sites, no books to be bought, no radio and television programs,

no bibles, as it might well be a criminal offence to own such a thing.

This already happens in certain parts of the world.

This will possibly happen very suddenly.

I know that you are very busy now, but what will you do then?

I fear that there is going to be a lot of weeping and gnashing of teeth.

 

Zephaniah 2:3  Seek you the LORD, all you meek of the earth,

which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness:

it may be you shall be hid in the day of the LORD’S anger.

 

The Eternal’s plan for man to be a vessel to contain Himself continues

relentlessly and we can be assured that it is happening and will eventually

be manifested to the whole world.

Nothing can stop it.

We have seen that the apostle Paul was able to say ‘Not I but Christ’

is the one who is in me and doing all the things which I do.

That is the function goal for every believer.

 

Galatians 2:20  I am crucified with Christ:

nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me:

and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith

of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

 

Unfortunately most are deceived and side tracked into doing everything

except letting Christ live His life through them.

They are caught up doing good works which they feel is their calling.

There is absolutely nothing wrong in doing good, however, most times we are doing what we

want to do and then we hope and even pray that it will be acceptable to God.

Unfortunately this does not work.

Rebellion is rebellion.

When you add idolatry to rebellion we are in very deep catastrophic trouble.

All this delays the preparation of the bride.

All the spots and blemishes will be removed from the bride.

This is a statement of fact.

No-one has to teach us to be rebellious we do it naturally.

Jonah was a remarkable preacher, the people of Assyria actually listened

to him and changed  their sinful conduct, which is more that can be said of the nations

of the world, and the preachers today.

But when he had been told by the Eternal to go to Nineveh, he promptly got on a boat,

and went full speed in the opposite direction.

As we all know he soon got the idea that he should do what he was told

after he had been cast off the ship in a storm and was eaten up by a great fish.

There he called on the name of the Lord and the fish

unceremoniously vomited him up where he should have gone in the first place. 

That report is there as a lesson to us.

Is that what we really want to happen to us.

The adversary’s plan is to deceive us into wasting our life going down blind alleys,

which delay the preparation of the bride.

He has us following things which we might think are scriptural,

but are not, they are simply lies which mislead us.

 

Some Wrong Roads.

We are told that cleanliness is next to godliness.

Of course we should be clean but we could even wash our skin away,

and still be very dirty internally.

A bath, and a designer suit or a beautiful dress does not make us clean to the Eternal.

Our leaders both physical and spiritual give the appearance of cleanliness.

They are very well dressed, but so are the high class criminals.

We simply have to look at the fruit and we can see that their activities

are not of the Eternal.

It does not matter how much they claim that they are.

A whitened sepulchre is still full of dead men’s bones and it stinks.

 

Matthew 23:27  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto

whitened sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead

men‘s bones, and of all uncleanness.

 

We are told do your best and God will do the rest.

This means that the Eternal’s freely given salvation requires some human activity.

It does not.

The sooner that we realise that our goal is ‘Not I but Christ’ the better off we will be.

The Eternal does not want to help us.

He wants to be and to meet our every need.

He just needs our cooperation to do what He desires. 

This is our daily goal.

 

Galatians 2:20  I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I,

but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith

of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

 

Our personal Christianity.

We can feel that our Christianity is a very personal thing

therefore we keep it to ourselves and we also keep ourselves to ourselves,

especially if we have seen the serious failings in the mainstream denominations

and we are confused by the Pentecostals, charismatic and various evangelical organizations.

This is quite understandable but if you are truly a seeker, the Eternal

will find away to deal with your dilemma and lead you to Him.

 

Matthew 7:7  Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock,

and it shall be opened unto you:

 

This is not a maybe statement, but a positive statement of fact. 

Humble yourself acknowledge you do not know it all,

seek and you can tell God quite clearly that you expect to find Him. 

You will.

All we have to be is sincere.

We all know many people who are sincere but they are sincerely wrong.

A smoker can sincerely believe that he is not doing his body any harm.

We know that this is purely a self-deception.

Saul was exceedingly sincere, but could a person be more wrong ?

He was killing the Christians.

His error had to be pointed out to him.

 

Acts 9:4  And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him,

Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?

 

It was only then that he was aware of his awful mistake.

It is worth note that the risen Christ was saying that it was He that was being

persecuted. Saul was persecuting the church, which is the corporate Christ, the ‘Me’.

To be sincere is not enough, it requires qualification.

An inaccurate portrayal of Christ. 

Christ is portrayed year in year out either as a baby in a manger or

daily as dead hanging on a cross.

Both of these are commemorated yearly at the pagan mammon oriented

Christmas and Easter holidays.

These are unacceptable pagan abominations.

Christ is in neither.

 

It takes much more than having a cross of some type around your neck,

or a little fish on your car to be a ‘Christian’.

Christ is alive and a victorious warrior king as we will all soon find out.  

We will be truly shocked and in awe and we will not like it one little bit.

That includes the originators and the speaker of the statement,

who we all know was President Bush.

There are many more examples but let these suffice to make the point.

The highest possible price was paid for us to be able to become sons of God.

We simply cannot grasp the enormity of the price which was paid

so that we could become the literal brothers of Christ.

The Eternal God in the person of Christ came to earth.

He was born, lived a perfect life, died, was resurrected and became

the life giving Spirit and then He ascended to the right hand of the Father in heaven.

 

Christ was the first God-man.

We are also told that He will see his offspring RSV Isaiah 53:10.

Christ had no physical children.

We are not told that Christ got married.

His intended bride is the Church.

We are his spiritual offspring, his brethren.

Isn’t that the most incredible thing?

Praise the Lord.

His father was God and his mother was the Virgin Mary.

Christ was not the only person to die the horrific death on the cross.

The thieves on the cross were crucified and they also had their legs broken.

What was different in the case of Christ’s death was that he literally

took on all the sins of the world, every negative thing for the billions

of human beings who would ever exist. No-one else could ever do that.

They could only bear the burden of their sin.

Completely sinless he became sin, he became a curse instead of us.

We see this graphically described in the following verses.

 

Isaiah 53:3  He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows,

and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him;

he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

4  Surely he has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows:

yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

5  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities:

the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

6  All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way;

and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

7  He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth:

he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers

is dumb, so he opened not his mouth.

 

Isaiah 53:8  He was taken from prison and from judgment:

and who shall declare his generation?

for he was cut off out of the land of the living:

for the transgression of my people was he stricken.

9  And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death;

because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.

10   Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief:

when you shall make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed,

(RSV he shall see his offspring) he shall prolong his days,

and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

(Note the word prosper, again it has nothing to do with the acquisition of wealth.)

All this suffering when He was completely guiltless and perfect.

It is not just a matter that he died.

We all die.

What Christ experienced was the second death the complete rejection

by His father as his Father turned his back on Him.

This was the Lake of Fire,

but not for His sin, but the accumulated sin of the human creation.

Our minds simply cannot fathom this.

There are some who think that the suffering which Christ endured is not any worse than

that which many suffer today, in wars, accidents and sickness.

They totally miss the critical point, which is that He was crushed

by the burden of all the sins of the world since the creation.

It is worth pointing out that the paintings and crucifixes which

all supposedly represent Christ are in error in almost every point.

The long haired, white skinned person is not Christ.

I have no idea who it is.

I will not discuss whether it was a cross or a stake,

nor the matter of the length of his hair.

I would like to point out, however, that He was naked and furthermore

He had been beaten to a pulp with a whip like the cat o nine tails,

that had bits of bone and metal at the end of the tongs.

The purpose of these were not just to beat, but also to rip and tear

the body to shreds.

Many died from the beating, there was nothing of life left to be worth crucifying. 

The lily white body with a little dab of blood in the palms of the hands and

a little dash of white in the side is to grossly minimize what had actually

happened to Christ.

The brutal beating left Him and unrecognisable mess unlike any one else.

We are also told:

 

Isaiah 52:13  Behold, my servant shall prosper, he shall be exalted and lifted up,

and shall be very high.

14 as many were astonished at him—his appearance was so marred, beyond human

semblance, and his form beyond that of the sons of men—

 

I am uncertain as to whether this was his normal appearance

or Christ’s appearance after He had been beaten.

I do not know, but I suspect that this was after His incredible beating.

What is not in doubt is the incredible human and spiritual suffering

which Christ undertook in our place.

Many are confused by this verse and the cannot understand

why Christ said that he had been forsaken.

 

Matthew 27:46  And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying,

Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast you forsaken me?

 

We have to realise that at the crucifixion there was a physical and

a spiritual activity taking place at the same time.

It was impossible for people to see the spiritual activity,

which of course was the most important aspect.

If Christ had not said these words we would have had absolutely

no means of knowing that the Father had turned his back on Him.

These words let us know that He had in fact had become sin and that was

the reason the Father had to turn His back on Him.

A Sin laden Christ

 

The resurrected Christ immediately on the day of his resurrection

told Mary not to touch him because he had not yet ascended to His Father

to present Himself to Him after completing the horrific

task which He had accomplished.

This is not referring to His final ascension.

 

John 20:1  The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early,

when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre,

and saw the stone taken away from the sepulchre……..

 

16  Jesus said unto her, Mary. She turned herself,

and said unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.

17  Jesus said unto her,

Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father:

but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father,

and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

 

The reason was that he had not been cleansed from all our sins which

had made Him a curse in our place.

I believe that the following verses give us an idea about what happened

immediately after Christ’s resurrection.

Bear in mind that Joshua is simply another name for Jesus.

 

Zechariah 3:1   And he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel

of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him.

2  And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke you, O Satan;

even the LORD that has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you:

is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?

3  Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel.

4  And he answered and spoke unto those that stood before him, saying,

 

Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said,

Behold, I have caused your iniquity to pass from you,

and I will clothe you with change of raiment.

At this point the sins were still on Jesus.

We see and Angel here.

It is more than likely that this is the high ranking archangel Gabriel.

This is a critical and very important event in the whole creation.

The two highest ranking angels mentioned in the bible apart from

Satan are Michael and Gabriel.

Michael is a warrior prince.

 

As this is not a battle situation, I therefore believe that it is Gabriel.

In any case Christ had on the garments of sin.

That is what was taken from Him, our sins not His, as He was sinless.

These were removed so far away that they could not be found again.

That is what happened to our sin and sins after Christ paid the price.

We need to note the spiritual severity of Christ’s punishment for us. 

Jehovah, the Father said

Is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?

It is the second death that Christ experienced on our behalf, the lake of fire.

After this process in heaven Christ returned to earth the same day.

After he had the sin removed from Him, He allowed others to touch him,

as He was now clean. 

This whole process that God went through in the person of Christ brought

into existence a new type of being, God-men. 

Christ was the first of many brethren.

 

Romans 8:29  For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed

to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

 

Some might think that this is simply a nice statement .

It is not but rather it is a marvellous reality.

When we are Born Anew or Born Again

We are a new creation

 

Galatians 6:15  For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails any thing,

nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

 

2 Corinthians 5:17  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:

old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

 

Being born anew, or born again is not a small matter.

It is a most wonderful thing to understand.

The corporate Christ which is also referred to as the body of

Christ, the Bride of Christ, the overcomers and the New Jerusalem,

are in fact ‘A New Man’.

This is quite understandable that a set of new God-men when combined

will be ‘A New Man’, a corporate entity.

 

Ephesians 2:15  Having in his flesh put an end to that which made the division

between us, even the law with its rules and orders,

so that he might make in himself, of the two, one new man, so making peace;

 

If you read the full context you will see that Christ broke down

the middle wall of partition has been broken down.

There is no Jew or Gentile.

Christ made all the Believers into One New Man.

The reality is that we are called to be Sons of God

 

Our destination far exceeds Satan’s position even at the peak of his existence,

although he was the top most creation of the Eternal.

We are called to be Sons of God, of the very nature and essence

of God but of course not in the Godhead and not to be worshipped.

This is an exceedingly bitter pill for Satan to swallow that man made out

of mere dust will ultimately rise far above him who was the pinnacle of the creation.

Religion, which has been infiltrated by the spirit of iniquity, also finds

this a very hard pill to swallow.

It is therefore rarely taught.

However, the fact is that this is really

the sum total of God’s plan for man. 

 

As we have said the purpose of man was to be a container for the Eternal.

The part of man that the Eternal would dwell in, is the spirit in man.

It takes spirit to communicate with Spirit.

We have to become one Spirit with the Lord.

This takes place when we are born anew.

This verse tells us that when we are born anew,

it is Christ that is in us.

It also tells us that the Spirit is life.

Christ and the Spirit are one.

 

Romans 8:10  And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin;

but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

Christ Himself said that He was Life.

 

John 14:6  Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:

no man comes unto the Father, but by me.

 

This alone completely destroys the false doctrine that the Holy Spirit is a power.

When Christ enters us as the Spirit we become one spirit.

This means that we can have fellowship with the Spirit as it takes spirit

to communicate with Spirit.

 

1 Corinthians 6:17  But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

 

It is for this reason that it is impossible to persuade someone to become

a  ‘believer’. They are living in a different realm and it takes

the intervention of the eternal to remove the blindness which hinders them

from seeing the Truth, which is none other than Christ.

 

Ephesians 2:18  For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

 

When this spiritual blindness is removed it is then possible to speak words

of Life into that person.

However, it is not achieved by clever arguments.

If this was not the case then the intellectuals in the world would at an advantage,

and they would be able to grasp the truth when lesser mortals fail to do so.

Fortunately this is not the case at all.

Often the more intellectual the person, the greater the spiritual darkness

in which they dwell.

 

An example of this are the religious hierarchy in Christ’s day.

The problem resulting from sin is that when Adam sinned, in his human spirit where

God was going to dwell now dwelt the enemy Satan, death.

Man’s soul, his mind, will and emotions were now exhibiting the qualities of Satan.

Man’s body, was seeking to have itself satisfied in every possible way.

Even from birth the baby demands, I am hungry feed me, I am wet change me, etc. etc.

If you do not respond, you will be screamed at until you do respond.

No-one taught the baby to do this.

 

As adults we do exactly the same thing except that we might not make

so much noise but we will steal and kill to get our objective, whatever that might be.

We are quite happy to satisfy our every desire to the detriment of any and everyone

else. We can see that a righteous God cannot dwell in a fallen, spirit, soul and body.

However, the Eternal’s plan had to continue.

The next phase of His plan was implemented.

Since He could not dwell in a corrupted spirit, He implemented His plan

to create a new uncorrupted spirit into man in which he could dwell.  

 

Ezekiel 36:26  A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you:

and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

27  And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes,

and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

 

This is an amazing section of scripture which details what Christ

was going to do and is still doing.

We are told that we will be given a new heart to replace our hard heart.

We are told that we will be give a new spirit.

Some assume that this is the Holy Spirit, but this is not the case at all.

The Holy Spirit is not new.

The Holy Spirit is God and has eternally existed.

In verse 27 we are told and I will put My Spirit,

which means that it is referring to the Holy Spirit and therefore God.

We are told that the Eternal was not going to fix up a home damaged

by Satan as his dwelling place.

He was going to have a spanking new place for his home.

A new human spirit.

 

We can consider our own human position.

Let us say that we were going into a flower arranging contest for flowers

which we had grown.

The specimens were as perfect as they could be.

We then bought an exquisitely hand crafted  crystal vase in which to put

the flowers. Let us then say the vase got broken.

Would we simply glue it together and display the flowers in it saying

well the flowers are beautiful shame about the vase.

Of course we would not do such a thing.

We would get a new vase for our display.

Most believers do not realise that when they are born anew

that is precisely what happens.

They believe that our fallen spirit is somehow repaired.

 

The truth is that we are given a new spirit in which the converted believer

now has the Holy Spirit in residence.

Also most do not realise that the Holy Spirit is not a mindless power which enters us.

 

1 Corinthians 15:45  And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul;

the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

46  Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural;

and afterward that which is spiritual.

47  The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.

 

It is clear that the Holy Spirit is none other than God who had become a man,

Jesus Christ who had lived, died, was resurrected and ascended back to heaven.

Having gone through this process of humanity he became the life giving

spirit so that He could enter into man.

Before this complete process as a man, right through the resurrection,

he could not enter into man.

As a spirit however, He could do so.

Perchance you should say but in Genesis 1 we are told that the Spirit

of God moved over the waters or the earth prior to the re-creation,

this is not a problem at all as the Spirit is also none other than God.

Therefore there is no reason to suggest that it is a mindless power.

We are clearly told that Christ is the Creator.

 

John 1:1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,

and the Word was God.

2  The same was in the beginning with God.

3  All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

 

In Genesis 1, we see that the creation was carried out by speaking.

In the gospels we do not see Christ calling on the Holy Spirit to do things.

He simply spoke to the dead to arise.

He spoke to the wind and waves to be still.

He spoke to demons to remove them from possessed people.

We are told it is by the word of his power that everything exists today.

 

Hebrews 1:3  Who (Christ) being the brightness of his glory,

and the express image of his person,

and upholding all things by the word of his power,

when he had by himself purged our sins,

sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

 

We must be born anew or again.

Nicodemus who had gone to Christ as teacher, that is Rabbi,

was seeking more teaching to make him a better person,

although he would have been one of the top moral people of that time

to have attained his position of the teacher of Israel.

Christ told him that he had to be born anew, he did not need more knowledge.

He needed a new life.

 

John 3:2  The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that

thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest,

except God be with him.

3. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man

be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Nicodemus was confused, but Christ told him.

 

John 3:6  That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit

is spirit.

 

Christ is very precise in what he said.

He said that it was needful for Nicodemus to be born anew.

He also said that this was a spiritual act.

It was a spiritual rebirth in the spirit realm and had nothing

to do with being born in again in a fleshy birth or some traditional ritual. 

When you accept Christ as your personal saviour, you receive this new spirit,

and Christ as the Holy Spirit takes up residence in this new spirit.

 

Many Christian groups who think that this is an emotional experience which is manifested

in all sorts of outward ways, and ought to be sought are missing the point.

Of course emotions might well be involved in being born anew.

We can see from the type of our physical birth that once we are born,

we cannot be unborn.

It is utterly impossible.

Whether we like the baby or not it will be for all eternity our child.

It is completely irreversible.

Even if you killed the child it will still be your child.

It is the same with being born again.

A spiritual birth is completely irreversible.

You may stray, you might backslide.

Your salvation is not at risk in the slightest,

HOWEVER, we have been told that we will be disciplined.

 

Hebrews 12:6  For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom

he receiveth.

 

1 Corinthians 3:15  If any man’s work shall be burned,

he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

Fire is a fearful thing.

Surely no one would want to be saved and yet have to go through the fire.

In the twin towers tragedy, several people leapt to their death

from the top stories of the towers, some 80 stories high, rather than face the fire.

They must have known that there was absolutely no chance of surviving such a fall,

but that is what they did rather than face the fire.

 

I cannot begin to imagine the horror of such a decision and the thoughts

which would have flooded their minds as they plummeted

to the rapidly approaching ground at I believe in excess of 100mph,

knowing full well that in seconds they would be dead. 

 

 

When will Christ Return ?

When the bride has made herself ready.

This means when the spots and blemishes have been removed

and she has been transformed.

Transformation – what it is not having been born anew the process of transformation

can now begin to take place.

This is not a matter of adhering to a set of rituals, rules and regulations.

It is a matter of being changed from the inside out and not from the outside in.

 

The purpose of transformation is to constitute our entire being

more and more like God in whose image we were made in the first place. 

It is not a matter of asking what would Christ do in this situation?

If you pursued this you would end up in a mental institution.

Being a believer is not a matter of becoming a composite of the best bits of ‘Christianity’.

Let us say that you observed a certain day or days

how does that transform you and constitute you with more Christ?

 

Let us say that you ate or did not eat certain things

how does that transform you and constitute you with more Christ? 

Let us say that you believed something different to me

how does that transform you and constitute you with more Christ?

Let us say that you understood prophecy or some difficult scripture

how does that transform you and constitute you with more Christ?

It so easy to consider people who do any or all of the above

and yet are as far removed from being true Christians as it is possible to be.

 

Romans 12:2  And be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing

of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

 

Transformation is a matter of the indwelling Christ renewing your mind, will, emotion and

bringing them together with the flesh under the jurisdiction of the spirit.

To do this is to come out of the jurisdiction of Babylon and to give your

allegiance and obedience to the Eternal.

This is the opposite of what we do now.

Most times we let either our flesh or our soul determine what we do.

We can see from this that to be born anew is a very real organic change

and not an intellectual activity.

This is a critical thing to understand as it is the key to when Christ will return.

 

Christ will return when His bride has been made ready.

 

To be made ready the bride has to be as far as Christ is concerned

those who have been transformed into the same kind as He is.

It is not possible for Christ to marry a church that had not been

transformed into the same kind as himself.

He has given us a new spirit and put Himself into us.

We have now to allow Him to transform us and to come out of all the

Babylonian practices in which we have indulged.  

We have to follow the leading of the indwelling Christ and accept

the restrictions which He places on us.

This means carrying out the law which has been written on our hearts.

This has nothing to do with rituals and traditions.

These laws are not simply a list of do this, don’t do this.

 

What Jonah was told to do was not written in the Old Testament law, yet he sinned.

When Saul was told to kill all the Amalekites that was not written in the Old Testament

law, yet he sinned.

When Annanias and Shaphira kept back some money from putting things in common that

was not written in Old or New Testament law, yet they sinned.

 

We can see that the law of love is an all embracing law of life.

It is the very opposite of the law of sin and death.

We are told to love one another.

We are also told that God is love.

Therefore without God it is impossible to love one another.

When we received Christ into the new Spirit which we are given when we are born anew,

it is this automatic law of life that is in our spirit.

We tend to like a list of things to do or not to do.

But this law of life is on a much higher plane than this.

A review of these verses makes it clear that this far more than

observing some custom, traditions, rituals or days.

Further more if we are honest we will have to admit that all these

things are totally above our capacity to perform.

The reason for this is simply they are attributes of God.

 

1 Corinthians 13:1  Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have

not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

2.And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all

knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not

charity, I am nothing.

3. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be

burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

4.  Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself,

is not puffed up,

5. Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh

no evil;

6  Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

7  Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

8   Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether

there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

9  For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

10. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done

away.

 

If we are honest often we would far rather give an offering

than make peace with another person.

It is no wonder that we are told.

 

Matthew 5:23  Therefore if you bring thy gift to the altar,

and there remember that your brother has ought against you;

Matthew 5:24  Leave there your gift before the altar,

and go your way; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

 

For those who think that law keeping is the thing, think carefully on the above.

If you are living in a house of warfare and confusion think carefully about it.

That is often the result when people have different belief systems.

Of course everyone believes that they are right but what is certain that there is very

little love there.

How do you love the unlovely ?

The simple answer is that humanly you cannot.

It is an act of the Holy Spirit in you.

You have to ask how much transformed has taken place with me?

We often are praying for our partner to be transformed so that they

would think and act like we do.

It never happens.

 

The person who needs transforming is you.

The sooner that You and I are transformed the sooner Christ will return.

You might be able to quote the entire bible and never have experienced

any transformation whatsoever.

The incredible purpose of the Eternal is that we,

who are just vessels of perishable clay are being changed into the precious stones,

of which the New Jerusalem is made.

the bride of Christ is part of this New Jerusalem.

This is the final result of our transformation.

 

We are the delaying factor in Christ’s return.

The believers, who are part of the overcomers, the bride, is still full of spots and

blemishes. The bride only comprises a relatively very few believers for this part

of the Eternal’s plan.

Instead of complaining about the world situation we need to make

ourselves ready so that the next phase of Christ’s plan can be implemented.

The World situation a few brief points in case you think

that we are not concerned about the reality of the present situation.

The present world condition The world is going to go through a period unlike anything else

in history. Afghanistan, the Twin Towers, Iraq, SARS, are just the fore runner

of worst and more global events. There will be the wars, rumours of war,

pestilences  and other events mentioned in Matthew 24.

 

We need to understand that the News is for our entertainment and our

control. We are told little of what is happening in reality.

It is claimed that AIDS and SARS are manmade.

It is claimed that there are astounding weapons which we cannot imagine.

Here is an example:

As I have explained the mystery of iniquity is working full time,

Satan knows his time is short.

He works while we slumber and sleep.

If we refuse to do what we ought to do, the Eternal will simply choose others.

He could even chose stones to do his will if He so desired.

The confrontation is a spiritual one.

 

All the main players, the world leaders are just puppets on a string.

They are controlled by others whose strings are pulled by ‘the god of this world’, Satan

It is in the public domain that some of these leaders are directly sold

out to the adversary.

Witchcraft has invaded everywhere and is the fastest growing religion. . 

The leaders call in astrologers and remote viewers and all sorts to advise them

whilst at the same time claiming to be Christian.

 

Apparently witch chaplains or whatever they call themselves were with the forces in the

Gulf. The top selling witchcraft handbooks are the Harry Potter series.

Books which have made their author one of the richest women in the world.

If we think we can do all these things and get off scot-free,

we are sadly mistaken.

The Church leaders say Amen to war whilst claiming to be Christian.

The blood of all the people who are being killed is crying from the ground

just like the blood of righteous Abel.

There will be a day of reckoning.

There is no escape.

 

The Eternal will allow hold his return back because the bride is not ready.

It has been made very clear to us that we are at the crisis at the close of this age.

We are going to see some more severe serious mind blowing events

when the mess hit the proverbial fan.

 

Luke 21:26  Men’s hearts failing them for fear,

and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:

for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

 

No medication exists to deal with these situations.

 

Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked:

for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap.

 

I have just re-read a book which I read some years ago.

It is worth a read, you will find some surprises and explanations

of things I mention in my writings which are explained in detail.

To some of you it might be old news, but for many of you whom I know personally

it is not. The Omega Conspiracy by I.D.E. Thomas.

There has been much talk about super weapons and I have wondered

about it but I did not recall having read anything about it before, but I obviously had.

Bear in mind this was written in 1978 Here starts the quote

“Earthquakes”

.....Hua (Chairman of China) was informed that the Soviet Union would

shortly provide him (Rumania’s premier) with a series of three

demonstrations of Russia’s operation geo-physical warfare arsenal.

 

The first demonstration was to be an undersea earthquake in the vicinity

of Taiwan scheduled for September 2, 1978.

 

The second, to take place the following day, was to be an earthquake on land

in the area of Western Europe that is not generally known for earthquake activity.

Both of these, Hua was told, would have the intensities

in a Richter scale range of 6.5.....

The third demonstration, the final, was to be an earthquake centred

on the Caspian Sea coast of Iran, north of Tehran... about September 14. 

However, the exact strength... was not predicted...

The reason given was that the Iran quake would be brought about by

remote means, whose results are not yet highly predictable.

 

On Saturday, September 2nd, and undersea earthquake,

measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale, occurred new Taiwan, right on schedule.....

The next morning Southern Germany was rocked by the most powerful

earthquake in 35 years, measuring about 6 on the Richter scale.

Eleven days later, on September 14... a fantastic earthquake,

reaching 7.7 on the Richter scale, erupted some 400 miles

south-east of Tehran).

In moments the town there ceased to exist and the devastation

was heavy over a wide area. Within days the death count had

reached 26,000 and was still climbing.

In case one should conclude this to be a far-fetched, unproven theory,

no less an authority than Zbigniew Brezinski

 

(Assistant to President Carter for National Security Affairs refers

to this very possibility in his book, Between Two Ages.

“ Not only have new weapons been developed,

but some of the basic concepts of geography and strategy have been fundamentally altered.

Space and weather control have replaced Suez and Gibraltar as key elements of strategy.

 

In a similar vein, Dr. Gordon J. F. Mac Donald of the University of

California in Los Angeles, in an article in Geophysical Warfare

underscores the techniques of earthquake modifications and how they

may well be used “in support of national ambitions”.

Zbigniew Brezinski quotes him as saying.

“Accurately timed... Electronic strokes could lead to a pattern of

oscillations that produce relatively high power levels over

certain regions of the earth.” Here ends the quote.

Books referred to in the document:

Zbigniew Brezinski, Between Two Ages

(NewYork: Penguin Books 1976). pp. 56-57

Dr Gordon J.F. Macdonald, How to Wreck the Environment

(Geophysical Warfare). Unless Peace Comes Edited by

Nigel Calder (Viking Press ,1968).

The point is this that was 25 years ago !

Do you think that things have gotten better or worse?

Do you think that the weapons have been greatly improved or not? 

This is what man is doing it has nothing to do with supernatural

intervention as stated in the book of Revelation.

 

This is just a small part of the coming judgement.

If I were asleep, reading this would certainly wake me up.

 

Isaiah 24:19  The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved,

the earth is moved exceedingly.

20  The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage;

and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.

 

It is exceedingly simple.

Sooner or later, we will listen, or we will perish.

 

Believers V Unbelievers.

Today we are in the very sad situation when often there

is little difference between believers and unbelievers.

The very same good works that believers carry out is also done by unbelievers.

In one way or another both celebrate the pagan festivals including Christmas and Easter.

Believers and unbelievers both buy and allow their children

to read books on witchcraft, i.e. Harry Potter.

The problem with this is that people who have been delivered

from the curse of witchcraft state categorically that

these are hand books on witchcraft and the fake curses only have to be replaced

by the real ones and you are in business.

We have to ask how can light have fellowship with darkness?

 

2 Corinthians 6:14  Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers:

for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?

and what communion hath light with darkness?

And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth

with an infidel?

And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple

of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them;

and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

 

2 Corinthians 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate,

saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

 

Believers and unbelievers both often allow their children and even

they themselves practice martial arts.

These are demonic practices imported from the Far East,

together with other Demonic new Age practices.

Believers and unbelievers both support war,

under the guise that peace can be obtained by fighting. 

It can never happen.

Many church leaders publicly supported the recent war in Iraq.

All sorts of people support abortion.

All sorts of people are pre-occupied with making money.

These are just a few items to show that there is often very little difference

between the believers and unbelievers.

 

This is a tragedy of the first order.

The political and religious leaders have for the most part gone astray.

Inevitably the flock follows.

 

Read Ezekiel 34 for yourself then read the book of Jeremiah, all of it.

You will see in chapter 25, that

Jeremiah is written to the nations of the world.

We are truly in a deep crisis of unimaginable proportions.

The innocent and the guilty are being killed by the thousand.

Probably many more than the 3,000 were killed in the twin towers.

Thousands have been killed in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Suicide bombers in Israel kill dozens and themselves.

 

In a current case it was found that one internet site

only had 1 new subscriber to its pornographic site.

When it added child abuse content - paedophile films,

the business literally exploded instantly to I think they said they had 1800 hits in a month.

 

Amazingly sometimes parents not only abuse their children themselves,

but they put forward their own children for this sick satanic practice.

The fact is that those who are interested literally cross the whole spectrum of society.

Ministers in churches, their members, the government, the military, the health service,

and on and on it goes.

Ministers are preaching their sermons and then getting involved with all sorts of illegal

activity that if found out they would end up in prison.

I am not making this up.

These things have been exposed to me.

Will someone please tell me what is it that separates the believers from the unbelievers?

The problem with the above is that it will get so bad that unless those days

are shortened no flesh will be saved alive.

 

Matthew 24:22  And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh

be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened

 

See separate document ‘Shortened Days’.

Until we are of the same kind as God we cannot be married to Him.

Why is this critical issue not taught?

Why has this been superseded by a social gospel, a ploy of the enemy.

The answer is simple Satan knows that his time is short and he just

seeks to drag out this short time as much as possible.

Now that many are being awakened to the Truth, his time is certainly almost up.

The prepared bride, the overcomers, the manchild will not go through these things.

They will be raptured  and will return with Christ to utterly smash Satan,

his governments, and his armies.

Christ is pre-occupied at this time with the preparation of His Bride

 

Ephesians 5:27  That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot,

or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

 

Some spots and blemishes:

We have to come out of Babylon.

Babylon is the Satanic counterfeit of the New Jerusalem.

This means that we have to come from under the Satanic government of Religion and politics.

 

Our Allegiance has to be completely to Christ.

 

Revelation 18:2  And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying,

Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen……,

4  And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people,

that you are not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues.

5  For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.

 

Some spots and blemishes not in any particular sequence:

Counselling We have to stop setting ourselves up as counsellors, even Christian counsellors.

This is a cruel deception, under the guise of helping others.

The fact is that we are not equipped to counsel others.

I am yet to find out what Christian counselling actually means.

The respected counselling centre in the town where I live, people come

from all over to attend these courses.

To be a counsellor they need to know if you owe anyone any money.

I am sure that there is a very good reason for this.

It is also made clear that you are not allowed to mention, Christ, God and the bible.

This does present me with a difficulty.

What part of this counselling is Christian?

Is it because those conducting the courses are Christians?

I know of people who have qualified as counsellors who are themselves in need of counselling.    

The original counselling session which is mirrored by today’s counselling

has been already been mentioned in this document.

It took place in the garden of Eden.

The Eternal spoke directly to Adam and told him what he should do.

He ignored God.

Satan gave them lying counsel on what they should do and what they could expect.

This directly contradicted what God had said.

After 6,000 years nothing has changed.

Official scientific disciplines which contradict God are set up and their

teachings are implemented.

The result is exactly the same.

Instead of an increase in life more and more death and darkness is spread around.

 

Psalm 107:10  Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in

affliction and iron;

11  Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the

most High:

12  Therefore he brought down their heart with labour; they fell down, and there was

none to help.

 

Satan gave lying counsel to Eve.

The choice which Adam faced in the garden is the same for us today.

Are we going to those who study the mind or are we going to God?

We have already stated that the mind is a part of our fallen soul.

The mind does not need patching up and fixing.

It needs to be renewed.

It needs complete transformation.

 

Romans 12:2  And be not fashioned according to this world:

but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind,

that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

 

Titus 3:5  not by works done in righteousness,

which we did ourselves, but according to his mercy he saved us,

through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,

 

Just to look up and understand the meaning of the sciences which purport to study human

behaviour and the mind, requires a degree.              

This confusion does not need to concern us.

The problems which we encounter are simply that there is not enough

of Christ present in the person or relationship.

Christ is the solution,

not our ‘Christian Counselling’ or any type of counselling.

It therefore becomes imperative that we turn people to Christ for their

daily salvation and not just the one of Eternal salvation.

Most churches are not even aware of such a thing as daily salvation.

 

One major possible cause of problems is that they are designed to turn us to Christ.

If it is a simple problem that could actually be solved,

it is possible that we are actually hindering what God is doing as He tries

to get our attention and to guide and train or discipline us.

He will have to introduce another problem into our life as his purpose will stand.

These difficulties can continue indefinitely and increase in severity until we get the

message.

 

 

Controlling and manipulating others means that we put ourselves in the place of God,

regardless of the name under which we choose to operate.

By this I mean that instead of pointing people to God, we put them on a treadmill

to constantly keep coming to us to solve their problems.

The result is that we end up having a hold over the person. 

We become God to them.

This is not a small thing.

The confessional is the classic control mechanism.

 

If you tell me all the sins of which you feel you are guilty, I am then in a position

to blackmail and completely control you.

If the sin involves another person, you can then control two people and those two people

will lead you to others, and pretty soon you will end up controlling the whole community.

We are not equipped to carry our own sins much less those of others.

It is no wonder that we are told to cast our burdens on the Lord.

 

Psalm 55:22  Cast your burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain you:

he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

Many secret organisations require that you make a confession of your faults.

In this way they can also blackmail you.

It becomes clear that you cannot really be a genuine Christian

and be involved in these occult organisations. 

It does not matter how many ‘good works’ the organisation carries out.

God is good at being God,

He does not need us to do His work.

He wants us to bring people to Him and then to help and encourage them as led by Him.

If he wants us to do something, He will make it clear to us.

 

The Eternal uses whom he chooses.

Sometimes we need to seek fellowship with other members of the body

in order to ascertain that what we feel that we are told is valid.

Almost everything that a member of the body does affects the whole body. 

Therefore we must always seek to operate in the body.

The Eternal is quite capable of solving every problem and desires to do so.

We have to be careful that we do not end up in an idolatrous situation,

This is a major spot and blemish which has to be removed.

Idolatry is when something or someone is taking the place of God.

 

Isaiah 9:6  For unto us a child is born, (Christ) unto us a son is given:

and the government shall be upon his shoulder:

and his name shall be called

Wonderful,

Counsellor,

The mighty God,

The everlasting Father,

The Prince of Peace.

We can see from the above scripture that counsellor is one of the titles of God.

Counselling is His business, not ours.

The fact is that often times counsellors themselves need counselling.

Often they themselves are suffering from a total absence or shortage of Christ in their

lives.

 

Luke 12:12  For the Holy Spirit shall teach you in the same hour what you ought to say.

 

1 Corinthians 2:13  Which things also we speak,

not in the words which man’s wisdom teaches,

but which the Holy Spirit teaches; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

 

John 14:26  But the Comforter, which is the Holy Spirit,

whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things,

and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

 

There are countless scriptures that tell us that the Eternal is the one to whom

we should turn, not other people, although of course they might be able to offer

some help and support.

 

More spots and Blemishes.

1) We have to stop practising doctrines of devils.

2) We have give up idolatry, which is spiritual fornication,

3) We have to stop adopting Far Eastern Religions and practices,

some under the heading of New Age.

4) We have to stop being rebellious and acknowledge the almighty God.

5) We have to give up our witchcraft and astrology and occult         

and other secret satanic society practices.

It is worth pointing out that belonging to some groups can carry

generational curses to several generations.   

6)  We have to stop practising murder in any form, such as abortion.

7)  We have to give up controlling and manipulating others in the church

and outside of it. This is a very important even critical subject.

Members are told that they must come under the authority of the minister.      

This sounds quite reasonable. However, members can then be controlled by fear.

They are told if you do not do thus and such you can lose your salvation.

No Christian wants to lose their salvation.     

Once a person is saved this is impossible according to scripture.

 

The most absurd and satanic control doctrine which

I have come across as yet, is that the ministers teach that they have

the Holy Spirit, but the members do not.    

Of course as the members are then an inferior breed,

they would have to carry out the wishes of the leadership.

When this is taken in conjunction with the point regarding losing

your salvation we have a complete nightmare that could not

be further removed from God and scripture if it tried. 

 

8)  We have to have a heart for the Lord and his heart’s desire and not

live a life just for me, me, me.

9)  We have to let the love of God which is shed abroad in our hearts

be reflected on to others, the good, the bad and the ugly.

10)  We must not be  fooled by the deceitfulness of riches and we must

use the blessings which we are given as God intends and shows us

and not just to pamper ourselves.

11)  We must not forsake the assembling of ourselves with

the body of Christ as scripture clearly states.

 

Hebrews 10:25  Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together,

as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more,

as you see the day approaching.

 

12)  We will serve and love the body of Christ as He loves us.

To do this is to love God Himself.

13)  We will listen to and allow ourselves to be led by the Holy Spirit.

 

The matter of Oneness.

Satan divides in order to conquer.

Christ cannot return to a divided body.

A set of separate body parts do not make a body.

There is no life in such a situation.

Christ cannot marry a set of body parts.

 

Many dear saints wander from congregation to congregation

hoping to get some spiritual food because they are spiritually starving.

The blinded leaders cannot see that there is anything wrong or faulty with their ‘church’.

In reality the membership might be more in touch with what God is telling them

than the leadership.

I recently visited an old congregation which had been a very large group.

A dear sister was so distressed. She said that she shed many tears

hoping that the local situation would improve.

I was deeply saddened.

The problem in many congregations can be compared to someone who has Body Odour.

How do you tell your best friend that they have B.O.?

There is simply no easy way to deal with this situation.

 

One has to have a genuine attitude of humility in order to acknowledge

that things have gone very wrong.

Secondly one has to be brave and courageous in order not to compromise

and not to seek acceptance at any price.

Over and over in the Old Testament, the great men, were told to be brave and

courageous.

This needs to be the case even more so now

that the end of the age, a period unlike anything before, is upon us.

We cannot be men pleasers whilst we seek acceptance and unity.

In fact it will have the directly opposite effect.

That will never make the bride ready.

The way of Truth is one of rejection not acceptance.

We should be very wary when others speak well of us.

 

Luke 6:26  Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you!

for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

 

We need oneness not unity.

This is a matter of the spirit, not of opinions and compromise.

We need a revelation of the reality of the body so that it is

not simply an intellectual concept.

The true Church is the body of Christ and He certainly does not

need or require any human being to sort out problems in His body.

He is quite capable of doing this Himself.

However, it is true that He has limited Himself by choosing to work through men.

This does not mean however, that we set up ourselves as judges.

 

This has been dealt with in other documents such as

‘The Overcomers’

‘Where is God?

 

We might be called to point out things and we have to do what we are led to do.

Additionally everything which we do should be done in love

and we should take care not to cause hurt and division.

If a house is on fire, we need to give the alarm.

When we have done this we are no longer accountable, and those

who are in ‘Leadership’ need to deal with the situation.

At the same time some spiritual leaders can be trying sheep stealing

to take from one congregation to increase the size to their own congregation.

All of this shows a lack of understanding about the body.

The hand does not steal from the foot.

 

How are we transformed ?

 

1) The first stage is to accept Christ as our personal saviour.

At this point we receive a new Spirit and the Holy Spirit.

2) The second thing that we need to do is to be open to the leading of the indwelling Christ.

3) We need to read the Word of God to become constituted with Him.

4) We need to pray so that we are living in accordance with God has ordained for us to do.

5) We need to meet with all the saints so we can be made into one.

Witness Lee uses the word blended.

6) We need to willingly serve the saints as the opportunities arise,

realizing that what we are blessed with is not simply for us to indulge ourselves.

7) We need to willingly support the Work that the Lord in any way

we can as our circumstances allow and God moves us to do.

This can be by prayer, opening up our homes to the saints, financially, acts of service,

support etc. etc.

 

8) We need to help the victims of Satan’s system as directed by Christ

and not just do anything and hope that it is good enough and to Him.

9) We will confront Satan and his co-workers as directed by Christ,

and not be passive Christians.

10) We will be prepared to pay the price of our calling.

11) We will be sighing and crying over the sad situation in the world

and praying and carrying out our God given commission so that Christ can return quickly.

12) We will have a genuine love for all people including the deceived

billions on planet earth, treating all as potential sons of God.

13) We will be living in our spirit and not in our soul.

14) We will realise that our living is a body of Christ matter.

 

All of this of course means that our minds will be renewed.

 

 

What then is required for the bride to make herself ready?

The answer as we have seen, is that we need to be transformed.

We can also note that the bride has moved from one status to another.

This is a permanent position, the bride does become a wife.

Let us busy ourselves and allow the Eternal to make us ready.

 

Revelation 19:7  Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him:

for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife has made herself ready. 

 

When will Christ return?

Christ will return as soon as the bride has made herself ready.

 

              Praise the Lord.

           Come soon Lord Jesus.

The only way out of this dilemma is Jesus Christ.

         He is the only way of escape.

           Praise the Lord.

          Come soon Lord Jesus.

          Amen.

       

 

                   Messages By Peter James