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.

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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.

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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.

Marriage Joined By God

Marriage Joined By God

One of the two reasons that will make people miss the rapture of the church is inappropriate marital relationship. A wedding must be joined by God to be a properly constituted marriage.

What the world calls wedding is completely different from what the Bible defines as wedding. Every wedding has natural and supernatural aspects. The natural aspect is leaving, which is made up of activities leading to the handing over of a woman by her father or duly appointed representative to the bridegroom for ‘cleaving.’

It also includes the first act of sexual intimacy between the bridegroom and his bride after ‘leaving’ their parents. It has natural and divine aspects.

The real cleaving, which is supernatural is the joining that takes place in the spirit, soul and body of the man and the woman. That is what heaven regards as wedding. And that is why cleaving without following due process attracts the death penalty.

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Do Not Miss Church Rapture

Do Not Miss Church Rapture

There are seven human dispensations.

The church age is part of the dispensation of grace, which is the sixth.

The church age will come to an end with the rapture of eligible Christians seven years before the dispensation of grace comes to an end.

After the tribulation of those days, Jesus with raptured saints and holy angels will descend to the earth from heaven.

On alighting on earth, Jesus will destroy the armies of the world assembled at the Valley of Jehoshaphat and send His angels to select kingdom citizens from among surviving human beings.

To miss the rapture of the church is to miss being part of the Priesthood of Jesus Christ.