Restraining Lawlessness

The Godhead has an excellent division of duty in creation and redemption:

God the Father was in charge from Eternity Past up to Gen 2:3

God the Son took over from God the Father from Gen 2:4 to Acts 1 both as the Pre-incarnate Christ (Lord God) and as the Son of Man.

God the Holy Spirit took over from God the Son from Acts 2 to Rev 4

God the Holy Spirit will return the baton back to God the Son from Rev 5-22

When God the Son has completed the restitution of all things during His millennial reign on earth, He will hand over the kingdom back to God the Father to resume role as the all in all.

“Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.” (1 Cor 15:28)

The essence of this post is to affirm that the Holy Spirit who assumed duty on earth on the Day of Pentecost with the assignment of inaugurating and building the church to maturity will soon complete that assignment and return to heaven with the called-out ones. It is important to strive to be included with those to be lifted up.

Once the Holy Spirit returns to heaven with eligible called-out ones, there will be no one or anything on earth that will hinder the antichrist from manifesting unbridled wickedness on mankind. You need not be here then.

#CIE

Born of God

To be born of God is to be born again and again; to be reborn again or born two times. “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.” (Jn 1:12)

In John 3 verse 3 Jesus said “unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” In verse 5 He said “unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” The key operating words in what Jesus said are “see” and “enter” the spiritual kingdom of God.

In verse 6 He also said “that which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” It means to be able to see and enter the kingdom of God one must be transformed from the physical to the spiritual realm.

The transforming agent is a miniaturized image of God. Jesus is the express image of God. The image of God planted in man can be described as His seed, an incorruptible seed or a Hypostatic Chip.

When a person is born of blood, the will of the flesh and the will of man that is natural birth with eternal death sentence if the person dies in that state.

When one is born again one receives the ability to see the kingdom of God through the implantation of a Hypostatic Chip. This state does not automatically guarantee eternal life. Anyone who dies in this state cannot make it to heaven. “But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified” (1 Cor 9:27).

To participate in church rapture one must be born of water and the Spirit. This is a state of inseparable union between the implanted Hypostatic Chip and the invisible part of man, the inward personality comprising of spirit and soul. Union between the two is attained through fusion of the implanted Hypostatic Chip with the resident spirit and soul of man. The person becomes a son of God with eternal life.

Transformation is the work of the Holy Spirit using what is embedded in the Hypostatic Chip to transform the inward personality to a son of God. Mind renewal is the key to growth in grace from babyhood to maturity in Christ Jesus. “My little children, for whom I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you. (Gal 4:19) Hypostatic Chips are brethren of Jesus.

The determination of formation of Christ in any person is at the point of death or church rapture, whichever occurs first. It is at this point that Hypostatic Chips become children or sons of men just as Jesus is the Son of Man and qualify to inherit the earth eternally. “The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’S; but the earth He has given to the children of men.” (Ps 115:16) Hypostatic Chips as sons of God are pure spirit beings who cannot inherit the earth without earthen vessels.

The human body acquired through natural birth has been judged. “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.” (1 Co 15:50) A new body comprising flesh and bones will be fashioned on the day of church rapture and given to resurrected dead saints as well as living saints before being lifted up in the air to meet the Lord in the atmospheric heaven to remain with Him forever. This is eternal life.

Many Christians are born again with the capacity to see the kingdom of God but are not growing in grace to qualify for rapture as dead or living saints. The lamentations of Jesus regarding six of the seven churches of the Book of Revelation attest to this tragic situation. The major cause of this state of affair can be traced to three weird doctrines prevailing in today’s churches.

  • Doctrine of the Nicolaitans;
  • Doctrine of Balaam; &
  • Doctrine of Jezebel

To be born again is good and very essential but not enough to ensure attainment of eternal life. To treat ability to see the kingdom of God as eternal salvation of soul is dangerous. “That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” (Tit 3:7) One must be watered with the Word of God in the power of the Holy Spirit to enter the kingdom of God.

Eternal life is a hope and a promise attainable by those who believe in the Son of God and choose to grow in grace to maturity to the end. It doesn’t happen by chance. “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” (Phil 2:12 NKJV) Jude verse 20 says: “But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.”

There is a minimum level of growth in grace required to attain eternal life in Christ Jesus. “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” (Eph 4:11-13 NKJV)

 

 

Parable of Vineyard Labourers

In Mt 20:1-16 Jesus gave the parable of workers in God’s vineyard. The parable is talking about proper rendition of service and the accompanying rewards.

Some Christians rate themselves by activity. Some rate themselves by duration in ministry. Some rate themselves by popularity. Some rate themselves by number of followers. God rates His servants by obedience.

People who are born in families and countries with Christian heritage believe that there is a general elevation of such people compared to those born by unbelievers in closed areas, which is not the case. God judges individually and not collectively.

Those who have been Christian for long assume that they will get greater reward than those who have just become Christian or even their converts. It is not always the case because in assessing the relevance of works regard is given to what one was appointed to do and not what one thinks is good to do or what the public applauds to be good.

John the Baptist died at the age of thirty years. He was in ministry for a few years. Moses died at the age of one hundred and twenty years. He was in ministry for forty years. John the Baptist performed no miracle. Moses performed many breathtaking miracles.

This is what Jesus said: “For I say to you, among those born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.” (Lk 7:28).

Can you imagine that! The least saint in the kingdom is greater than all the Old Testament patriarchs including Abraham, Moses and John the Baptist. Even among New Covenant saints the basis for reward is not activity but obedience.

There are many servants of God largely unknown to the world who will sit very close to Jesus in heaven by reason of being faithful to their calling. If you are called to be an evangelist but you decide to be a pastor and build the largest auditorium in the world, you may be shocked to see the effort burnt by fire at the Judgment Seat of Christ. Therefore, whatever you are called to do, do it with diligence.

God’s expectation from His servants especially in this end-time period is to be watchful over needful things, ready for Christ’s second coming faithful in the area of call and fruitful in soul-winning. There are many things to watch over especially personal relationship with the Lord. Readiness is key to participation in the rapture of the ekklesia.

Many are called into the Lord’s vineyard with differing assignments and timing but only those who are faithful to their specific assignment will be rewarded by the Lord. The key is to know what you are called to do and doing it without reference to what other people are doing. Comparing oneself to others is the sin of the flesh, which is pride. God hates it. Be yourself. At the Judgment Seat of Christ everyone will stand alone.

Some people think they can impress God by giving Him things like money. Mankind has absolutely nothing to give to God. Otherwise, there would have been no need for God to incarnate in Jesus Christ. God is self-sufficient.

Those who are expecting more than they deserve by reason of activity will cry profusely in heaven. “Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.” (Lk 10:1-20)

What you are expected to do on earth was written in your Hypostatic Chip. Ascertain what it is and do it. Don’t allow ‘church’ or human organizations to deceive you into following weird doctrines rather than the Holy Spirit.

The way this end time church is organized and run can derail pilgrims who desire to serve and be faithful to the Lord. Being a worker in a denominational church can be a distraction unless what you are doing there is written in your Hypostatic Chip, which is doubtful because the church of men is not the same as the church the Holy Spirit inaugurated and is running.

Follow your destiny “for as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.” Jesus said: “I come quickly and my reward is with me.” There are five crowns to be won at the Bema, the Judgment Seat of Christ. Do not miss what belongs to you.

CIE

GREAT DECEPTION

GREAT DECEPTION

The root cause of the angelic conflict is ownership of the earth. It began when Lucifer, the shining light, rebelled against God.

The Scroll also known as the Book of Life is the Certificate of Ownership of the earth. It is currently in the right hand of God the Father in the third heaven. Whoever receives it at the end of the leasehold of the earth granted to Adam is the owner of the earth.

Lucifer was the governor of the earth prior to the creation of Adam and Eve. He conceived iniquity in his heart and said: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’ (Isa 14:13-14 NKJV)

He was able to convince a third of the angels and the pre-Adamites to join him to launch attack on heaven. He and his cohorts were repelled by the heavenly host and cast down to earth. “And He said to them, ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.’” (Lk 10:18)

Lucifer wanted desperately to take hold of the Certificate of Ownership of the earth and rule the earth perpetually. As god of this world and the prince of the power of the air he has created doubt in the heart of the nations and peoples in the world. Many believe him and follow his pernicious ways.

In spite of his defeat he continued to deceive pre-Adamites that became demonic principalities as well as fallen angels that became powers, rulers of the darkness of this age, and spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places that he would regain control of the earth. He will launch an attack against heaven again and fail woefully.

Human beings who are controlled by him are also greatly deceived. Many of the deceived do not know they are deceived because their god has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts against the glorious gospel of Christ.

The church is not free from deception. Many in today’s church have changed the ancient landmarks. Weird doctrines have replaced the doctrines of Christ. But the greatest deception will befall the Jews.

Immediately after the rapture of the church a man will appear on the world scene posing as the Prince of Peace. The Jews will accept him as the Messiah because he will deceptively persuade Israel and the Palestinian Authority to sign a peace Agreement for seven years. He will authorise rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem, resumption of animal sacrifice and the restoration of the priestly order. This man will after three and one half years become the antichrist and deal with the Jews ruthlessly for another three and one half years.

“I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive.” (Jn 5:43 NKJV)

Jesus said: “Take heed that no one deceives you.” Deception leads to disobedience of God’s word. Disobedience to the commandments of the Lord carries a heavy penalty.

Do not be deceived.

Imminence of Church Rapture

Unlike the visible return of Jesus Christ to the earth, church rapture has no accompanying signs. It is an event that can take place at any moment without prior notice.

 

No one can know in advance the day or hour the rapture of the church will occur but it is possible to know the times and seasons hence the necessity for intentional preparation by being faithful to the Lord in order to attain preordained position in the heavenly realm.