Judgment Has Begun

On January 1, 2021 I had a divine visitation. The only interpretation of that encounter available to me now is that the judgment of the church started on that day.

On October 7, 2020 in a post title US Presidential Election I wrote:

“The result of the US Presidential election in November 2020 will be an announcement from heaven. If President Trump is reelected for a second term of four years, it means the Body of Christ has been given a little more time to repent and avoid the calamity that will soon come with devastating effect on Christians. If Biden wins it means Sickbed Great Tribulation would be unleashed on Christians without delay. Covid-19 is not the Sickbed Great Tribulation but a prelude to it. As things stand today, we have had enough of DECEPTIONS & FALLING AWAY the two prerequisites to end of dispensation of grace judgment.”

As I write the US Congress has confirmed the electoral results. The incumbent was not reelected not because of poor performance and not because he’s not loved by his people. He was not reelected for three reasons.

Reason #1. Voice of the People.

The prayers that God answers are those that align with His perfect will. Evangelical Christians in the US and around the world prayed fervently for Donald Trump to be re-elected. They took him as the defender of the faith. Analogies were made with Cyrus who enabled the return of exiled Israelites to their home land to rebuild their Temple and the city of Jerusalem.

God told Prophet Isaiah “My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways.” Jesus told His disciples to be His witness in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the end of the earth. They began well. The result was outstanding. They were stuck in Jerusalem.

When Herod killed James one of the three inner circle disciples he thought he was defying God. From human perspective he ought to die for touching God’s anointed servant. God did not kill him. But when the people gave him ovation and he began to revel in it, the Jealousy of God arose and killed him not for beheading Apostle James but for usurping God’s glory. “Then immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he did not give glory to God. And he was eaten by worms and died.”

Christians who were concerned about persecution and tribulation should have followed the footsteps of the Master by praying thus: “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.”

Reason #2. Individual Mandate.

God can use anybody to accomplish His purpose. Saul the blasphemer was an unlikely disciple for Ananias but not for God who saw a Paul in him. Besides, every child of God has a person-specific mandate from God. It was engrossed in individual Hypostatic Chips before the foundation of the world.

God’s end time program includes rebuilding His Temple in Jerusalem by the Jews. The Trump administration achieved what looked like an impossible feat in the Middle East: recognition of Jerusalem as God’s eternal capital, moving US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; packaging a peace plan that has received almost universal acceptance – only Iran and the PA are openly opposed to the plan; and successful negotiation of peaceful coexistence between Israel and some Arab states – an unprecedented achievement. The Obama administration did not go in those directions. A Hilary Clinton administration would have worsened matters for God’s end time program.

Mankind has the tendency of avoiding pain even when it is beneficial.  John the Baptist was a near perfect servant of God. The Lord testified of him: “Assuredly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.” But when he was put in prison, his flesh cried out. He questioned his own very successful ministry by worrying about what people would say. From that point in time his presence would have constituted a distraction to the ministry of the Lord.  God honored him with martyrdom.

Donald Trump has been used of God to fulfill remarkable end time prophecies. If he has an outstanding business no power could stop him from continuing.

Reason #3. End Time Agenda.

God has been patient with this world for a long time. The first coming of Christ was as the Lamb of God to take away the sin of the world. His second coming is for judgment. Christians, Jews and Gentiles must be judged for defying God and transgressing His commandments.

As it is written, judgment shall start with the household of God. “For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?”

Christians who are working out their salvation with fear and trembling with the hope of participating in the rapture of the church are enjoined to have the mind of Christ. Paul’s counsel is “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.” Humility is the key. Moses was the meekest man on earth. He refused to accept God’s insistence that it was he rather than God who brought the children of Israel out of Egyptian bondage. Moses knew the mind of God.

There must be an end. The judgment of the church, which is the house of God, has begun. The falling away prophesied to precede it has reached a crescendo and the imminent second lockdown will bring the organized church to her knees.

The purpose of this sickbed great tribulation is a final grace apparatus to save those who can be saved and allow the recalcitrant ones to go to their own. You cannot blame God for the negative exercise of human volition.

Many believers have strayed from the faith being entangled with many winds of doctrine. This church-based great tribulation will compel backsliders to denounce the pernicious doctrines of the Nicolaitans, the ways Balaam and the filthiness of Jezebel and repent in time to be included in the rapture event.

It is not about Donald Trump. It’s about God’s end time program.

Thy kingdom come O Lord!  Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.

Come, Lord Jesus!

Collins Enyeribe #evangelicalfellowshipinstitutre.org

 

Certificate of Ownership of the Earth

Certificate of Ownership of the Earth

The seven-sealed Scroll is the Certificate of ownership (C of O) of planet earth. Right now, it’s in the right hand of God the Father in the third heaven, which is also known as the heaven of heavens.

Shortly after the rapture of the church the Certificate of Ownership of the earth will be handed over to the Lion of the tribe of Judah and judgment will begin. The Lord Jesus Christ is the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, who prevailed through sacrifice to receive the C of O.

He will judge the dead and the living.

2 Timothy 4:

1 I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom:

 2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.

 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers;

 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.

 5 But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. (NKJV)

Collins Enyeribe #www.evangelicalfellowshipinstitute.org

LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED

Jesus the promised Seed of the woman came to the world about two thousand years ago and voluntarily offered His life to redeem what God lost. As He was about to ascend to heaven where He came from His disciples asked Him: “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?”  (Acts 1:6 NKJV)

His answer was stunning to His hearers. He said it was not yet time to do that. Something very important had to be done first. “And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.’” (Mk 16:15-16)

God’s programme for the world is to take out from Jews and Gentiles a people for His name. This assignment is supposed to be accomplished by the followers of Christ in a period of about two thousand years from the time the commission was given.

Like Nebuchadnezzar’s colossus, the world is drifting from bad to worse and will continue to do so until the Body of Christ the church is fully formed.

Jesus is coming back, not to a peaceful beautiful world, but to a chaotic, disorderly and sin-ridden world.

  • Evil is multiplying everywhere.

  • Truth is being turned into a lie.

  • Justice has been turned upside down.

  • Good men are ridiculed; wicked rulers are applauded.

  • Murder of the innocent and defenceless is celebrated.

  • Life is denigrated.

  • The Ten Commandments have been turned upside down.

  • Men want to be women; women want to be men.

  • Nature is mocked.

  • Marriage has become a mockery; you can marry anything – same-sex, animals or even inanimate objects.

  • Every day the world is saying it loud and clear “THERE IS NO GOD.”

But at the fullness of time Jesus will return as He promised. At that very moment, just as in the days of Noah, the door to the ark of salvation shall be locked.

For the faithful, do not be discouraged. The Lord says “But hold fast what you have till I come.” (Rev 2:25 NKJV)

  • Political correctness will be on the ascendency.

  • More and more people will be sacrificed on the altar of greed, power and sex.

  • Numerous destinies will be truncated.

  • Abortion, which is child sacrifice to Satan, will increase exponentially.

  • Eaters of flesh and drinkers of blood will wax stronger and stronger.

  • The world will continue to become more and more terrible a place to live in.

  • The value of life will diminish.

  • Hopelessness will rule the world.

Do not waste your time praying to God to make the world a better place to live in. He won’t. The world has already been condemned. Unbelievers are one leg in the pits of hell. Pull out those willing to be saved from the fires of hades.

  • Justice will continue to be sold to the highest bidder.

  • Morality will become more and more anachronistic.

  • Sexual purity will more and more become the jab of mockers.

  • Nature will revolt.

  • Cities shall fall.

  • Jesus shall return.

When the rubber band snaps or as they say ‘when the come comes to become’ the beasts of the earth will unleash wanton destruction. The ground will be miffed from drinking blood.

John 14:1-4 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.”  (NKJV)

Maranatha! Come, Lord Jesus.

@Collins Enyeribe #evangelicalfellowshipinstitutre.org

House Churches

House Churches

 “… the foolishness of God is wiser than men …”  (1 Cor 1:25)

God in His ‘foolishness’ did not include PASTOR as one of the appointive posts He designed for operating a house church. The house church was considered by God to be so critically important for building the Body that it is one of two places the Holy Spirits manifests His presence since He arrived as the representative of the Godhead on earth.

The five-fold ministry of Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers was designed for the equipping and edifying of the militant church that is the living church worldwide. They were not restricted to specific locations or regions rather their coverage was the known world of their time. They travelled and did the work of ministry as led by the Holy Spirit. As they did so they added to the church the fruits of their labor.

The house church a constituent part of the living church grew organically. In carrying out the Great Commission the original twelve deployed their apostolic, prophetic, evangelistic, pastoral and teaching gifts to draw people to faith in Christ. Those so drawn were put in clusters under the temporary care of overseers to nurture them to stand on their own. Overseers did not belong to the local church but moved from house to house as it was considered expedient.

Originally, there was no clergy-laity dichotomy in the local assembly. They were all brethren. The purpose of the house church was to function as nursery to nurture and grow believers from babyhood to maturity in Christ. The Holy Spirit Himself was in charge of house churches. The joy of fellowship was the fact that the Holy Spirit was totally in control of proceedings.

Eph 4:11 “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some  prophets,  some  evangelists, and some Pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13 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.”

In the days of the Apostles those with pastoral calling had no direct role to play in the local house church other than to transmit messages and divinely-received teachings to them through overseers sent to establish them in the faith.

For the house church established by the Holy Spirit and enrolled mostly through fruits of evangelism qualified men and women were given appointments in the church. “And God has appointed these in the church”

  1. Apostles

  2. Prophets

  3. Teachers

  4. Workers of miracles

  5. Gifts of healings

  6. Helpers

  7. Administrators

  8. Speakers with tongues

  9. Interpreters of tongues

In the early church, every member of a house church was endowed with at least one of these nine gifts to function in the local assembly. They were not ordained by any ‘anointed’ man of God. They simply stirred the gift bestowed to them and carried out the enablement in the local assembly of believers. They did not carry the titles like bracelets. Some functioned in more than one appointive position.

The twelve Apostles appointed from the men who followed them overseers of house churches. They were required to move from house church to house church establishing the new appointees in their roles in the church and strengthening them to continue in the grace of God.

Collins Enyeribe

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