Christian greetings in the wonderful Name of our Lord Jesus Christ to all Bible Believers hungering and thirsting for Life, more abundantly given for the Bride of these last days.
Oftimes it seems the echoes or newsgroups are very still - there's a famine for the Word. For those of us whom Jesus calls His Own, there's a special Portion overlooked by the religious world, which as always, is looking for the wrong thing. That's how Jesus said they'd put Him without their denominational camp again in the last days in Revelation 3:20. Their hearts are so conditioned by worldly wisdom and man's FALSE ways of "winning souls to Christ," they cannot recognize the One they claim to serve when He comes. Like Job's wife, the breath of Him with Whom they claim to be in union is strange.
Many people calling themselves by our Saviour's lovely Name are so carnally minded, they actually believe Jesus of Nazareth will physically step down from the heavens to deliver the Baptists, Episcopalians, Assemblies of God, Methodists and whatmore from the wrath which is to come upon this earth.
Paul wrote, that to be carnally minded is enmity with God and DEATH? Like Scriptural water baptism, His second Coming is a revelation. There is no merit in the fleshly physical experience of the water, unless preceded by a revelation of Who the Lord Jesus Christ IS. For the majority of people, the extent of their experience is the water. They go down a dry sinner and rise a wet sinner, believing what they have been taught, not understanding what God the Bible has to say. Believing His Name is Father-Son-and-Holy-Ghost, or that these three titles refer to a succession of different beings who are inexplicably the same Person.
That's why they speak with other tongues, holler and shout, and get NOTHING from God. No Birth. They're still-born, because they have not been with they Father, they don't Know Him. They claim they are His children but they cannot name His Name. Wretched children these, children of Darkness.
But Brethren we're persuaded better things of you, things that accompany salvation. I speak of faith. Without faith it is impossible to please God - all our carnal works, like Cain's, don't amount to a hill of beans in His sight. Women preachers "trying to do God a service He told them NOT to do," and sissified men justifying sin, saying how wonderfully "enlightened" the church is today. God will show how "enlightened" it is when He stones the great whore and her harlot daughters. They don't have long to wait.
Just as water baptism is a physical witness to a Spiritual revelation, the absence of the Bride following her translation will be witness to her faith that She saw Him, and walked with Him whilst He was on earth the second time. Is it possible He is here now and you don't know IT? What if I were to say to all of you, "He's been here for thirty years?"
Unless we know WHAT to look for, and HOW His Bible said He would appear the second Time, we won't know What to look for. Remember Israel was convinced God would send them a General to defeat Rome and restore the kingdom. When He sent them a Baby, according to the Scriptures, they could not recognize their Messiah in that Form, and crucified Him without the Camp. Be warned Brethren. The same Scripture which declares Israel's denominations ended in unbelief says He concludes "christian" churches in UNBELIEF.
What if? What if... just suppose the second Coming of our Lord Jesus as foretold in the Bible is NOT the Man from Galilee? What if His second Coming is not a man at all? What if His second Coming is in another Form? Unless we search the Scriptures and examine our own selves, whether we be in the faith, we'll never know. You can take "pot luck,' but that would not be faith, would it? You would be unreceived of God. What if... ?
He manifested himself to two of His disciples in another Form on the Emmaus road, finished the mystery of what the Psalms and Old Testament prophets declared regarding THAT Coming, and as soon as they caught the Revelation, he vanished. Could it happen again? Could it be that He has been here in another Form, unseen by the world as He unveils Himself to His disciples? What if... and the question is, "Will our eyes be opened, and will we know Him?"
As we've taught in earlier lessons, the key to understanding God's Bible is that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever.
It will be interesting to know how many of us are so garrisoned behind our books, discipleship training, Bible school theology, and other "works" programs, that our preconceived un-Scriptural notions of how Jesus must return will prevent us from seeing Him. Supposing His Coming is not strictly the way we have learned It. Do you think it is possible we might meet the Word face to Face, and actually deny Him, because He is not the manifestation of OUR thoughts?
We should all think on these things.
Let's turn to God's Word and read a Text for this evening's Message. Turning firstly to Saint Luke's Gospel, we'll read from chapter eight, verses four to eleven.
"And when much people were gathered together, and were come to Him out of every city, He spake by a parable: 'A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold.'
And when he had said these things, He cried, 'He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.'
And His disciples asked Him, saying, 'What might this parable be?'
And He said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand. Now the parable is this: 'The seed is the Word of God.'"
The Kingdom of God is not built of flesh and blood as men build their kingdoms, but of the Word, by faith, and unless we see It, we have no part in It. But we must see OUR Part of the Kingdom. If we cannot see our Part the mystery remains a parable to us. Reading from Matthew 13 where Jesus expounds this more fully, we learn "the mysteries of the Kingdom" are revealed to His elect. To those who are without the Kingdom, or new birth, they remain a parable.
Taking the church from the early Reformation, we can see the "good ground" or Elected produced "thirty-fold," for that was all the revelation they had in the Sardis Church Age - Justification. Wesley's Age didn't have the full Word but God added another line in "Sanctification" and the Token Life in the saints was likened to sixtyfold of the Life of Christ, the Original Seed, Who fell into the ground that He might not abide alone.
At the end of the Age, however, God promised to "restore all things spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began." We were promised "Light in the evening time," the SAME S-O-N Light which shone in the East is restored in the West, just before SON sets on this day of Grace. The end-time Bride will produce hundredfold Christians for the manifestation of the sons of God and the translation. God can only produce hundredfold Christians if His Bride see Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever in the Fullness of the Word. In other words, they go beyond the veil through the revelation of the Seven Seals of Revelation.
Jesus cried, "He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. Now the parable is this: 'The seed is the Word of God.'"
The first Adam fell and was replaced by that Corn of Wheat which died yonder on Calvary. He reproduced Himself in a Bride at Pentecost, a byproduct taken from His side as He slept on the cross. His espoused Bride was deceived and fell for another at the First Nicea Council, just as the first Adam's espoused bride fell for another in the garden before he could know her. As Christ had to die to reproduce himself, His Bride also had to be rejected and die to reproduce the Life after laying under the ground through a thousand years of Dark Ages.
But the Life has been coming back, through Justification, Sanctification, and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit until now we have the Fullness of the Spirit on the Fullness of the Word for the catching away of His Bride. The Word at the beginning will be the Word at the end. Malachi 4:5-6 requires It.
He is Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending but He is NOT what was in between. Jesus has been building His Body, his Bride, His Kingdom, by the Word as Isaiah foretold, here a little and there a little, line upon line, precept upon precept. Isaiah also foresaw the Protestants would stumble and fall backward into Romanism like a dog to his vomit or a pig to his wallow.
Let us now read our second text, Luke chapter seventeen, verses twenty to twenty-one:
"And when He was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, He answered them, and said, 'The Kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, "Lo here!" or, "Lo there!" for, behold, the Kingdom of God is within you.'"
Same thing as He said to Nicodemus in John 3:3, "Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom or God." And again, "Except ye eat the flesh of the son of man, and drink His blood, ye have no Life in you." He never explained these things. It's a revelation. God's children see these things, those outside the Kingdom hear and read but cannot receive them 'cos they're NOT His children.
Seeing can be a very subjective thing. What we "see" depends on what we're looking for. You've heard the old saying, "You always get what you expect." Unless we UNDERSTAND what God has promised, we'll strain our eyes to witness the fulfillment of our prejudice and indoctrination and miss the Kingdom. The Kingdom may be seen and apprehended only by Faith. It is made up of the Word and in this case "seeing" is not necessarily believing, for the Kingdom is made of things not seen, "seeing" means UNDERSTANDING.
We spoke earlier on water baptism. Many believers "see" that the NAME (singular) of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost is Lord Jesus Christ and are baptized in that Name. That is good and that is the only baptism commanded for Christians. I suppose it's a great leap of faith over those baptized in three of His Titles but unless they "see" or UNDERSTAND the true Oneness of the godhead, they still have the Letter without the Spirit.
Nicodemus, and the Pharisees also, had a natural understanding of Jesus' Words and what they should be looking for, expecting to "see" a physical something with their eyes. But it was the Word they had to "see" or understand with the eye of their heart.
I hope their example will be taken as an admonition by believers looking for the Coming of the Lord in this day. Unless we know WHAT to look out for, we will not recognize Him. Indeed we will refuse and reject Him when we do meet Him. UNLESS we have faith or understanding of the Scripture to know HOW and in WHAT Form He comes, we will never see Him. He is ONLY coming for His Own, those of the Household of Faith, NOT those of the household of learning and psychology. Learning will only take us further away from Him than we were to start with.
God is found by knee-ology, not theology. He hides Himself in humility and reveals Himself in simplicity such that the wise and prudent cannot see (or understand) Him. He is the Word.
Watch how perfect the Word and nature work together. All nature, everything works in harmony with the Word of God. We see this perfectly demonstrated in the Church Ages. In Matthew 13, Jesus likened the world to a field in which He planted Seed to produce a Wheat Bride, but afterwards came Satan, sowing tares among the Wheat.
Now if "the Spoken Word is the Original Seed" as Jesus said in our text, (Luke 8:11), and we know 'the faith' or UNDERSTANDING of the Word was lost during the Catholic persecutions of the Church, then the "tares" or weeds must be something Satan has sown or ADDED TO God's Word which is NOT God's Word at all, and therefore NOT Life. Can you see that? Do you UNDERSTAND what we am trying to say?
God is His Word. His Word is His thoughts (which is Himself) expressed in a Form we can receive Him, the Holy Spirit. Are you following? So the Tree of Life is the Word manifest in flesh, which is Jesus. Satan is the perverted Tree, that MIXED, hybrid Tree of Knowledge, Knowledge of Good AND Evil. Are you still with me? Those same Trees which began their Battle in Eden are at war today.
Jesus said, "MY WORD is Spirit, It is Life, NO man can come to the Father except he partake of the Tree of Life." And He testified unto EVERY man that hears the Words of the prophecy of the Book of Revelation. "If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the tribulation plagues." (The prophecy was not revealed until these last days Revelation 10:7.)
Life is ONLY in Christ and He is the Word, so if we partake of tares which were mixed in with the good Seed, we are partakers of DEATH. Of course through the Church Ages, little could be done, such was the ignorance which smothered Light in the Dark Ages, but Christ was a Mediator on that account in behalf of the Saints.
Do you remember when the ministers discovered the tares and advised their Master? Matthew 13. He said to leave them alone, let them grow side by side WITH the saints IN the churches through all Seven Church Ages; but at the end of the Ages they would be bound by the Holy Spirit ready for the burning, then He would gather His Wheat into the Garner for the Wedding Supper. Amen! Glory!
We must recognize we are no longer in the Church Ages. ALL Seven Church Ages are over. That which is in part is now done away.
Now we know Rome both added to and diminished from the Word. By TAKING FROM the Word they have made God less than He is. Consequently their names are not found in the Book of Life at the end of the Gentile dispensation (Revelation 17:8.)
When Luther, Wesley, the Baptists and Pentecostals introduced their reforms to the Roman system of worship, they retained much of what Rome had ADDED.
Please try to "see" what we are trying to say. Doctrinal differences aside, It should be patently obvious ALL of the Protestants were teaching only PART-Word (and part-ERROR) - the fruit of that MIXED Tree of wisdom from Eden. If you disagree, let me put one question: "IF the churches, or YOUR denomination at least, was teaching the perfect revelation of God's Word, the other denominations HAVE to be anti- Christ, as the Spirit guides into ALL Truth and is not author of confusion. Why was Christ a Mediator if you were in perfect agreement with the Word? And give me THUS SAITH THE LORD, God's perfect infallible interpretation of the Seven Seals. YOUR group must have had the Secret all the time, UNLESS they were preaching PART-Word?"
I rest my case.
We won't write a manifest of Protestant doctrines which are the Word PLUS man's wisdom, the Holy Spirit can reveal them to you. Suffice to say Luther carried a sack full DARKNESS out of Rome; Wesley retained some ERROR in his Age, and like Israel's Passover lamb, the Pentecostals clung to their substitute creed and rejected the Word when It was presented to them, fulfilling Revelation 3:20.
As a consequence, God is calling His Own - not everyone mind you - only the Wheat Bride, OUT of the great whore and her harlot daughters into oneness with the Full Word, and every One. The denominational harlots are not in the Lamb's Book of Life, or the election, and because they continue to ADD to the Word after It is revealed, they are cast into Tribulation. That may be found in Revelation 13:8 and 22:18.
When did Jesus promise the separation? At the end-time, when both Wheat and tares are ripe and ready for the harvest. (Matthew 13:30; Revelation 18:4.) Jesus said at this time the wheat and tares would be so much alike they'd almost deceive the very elected IF that were possible. But it's not possible. By their fruit shall ye know them, the teaching of the Hour. We must walk in the Light AS Christ is in It, otherwise we cannot come under the Blood. Look at the Baptist Message, Pentecostal, Methodist and Anglican Messages, impersonating the glare of Ages long passed. They are known by their teachings, but they won't work today. The Life has moved up into the Seed again. Surely blind Freddie could see what we're trying to make plain!
Tares are actually darnel, a plant which looks like wheat but produces hallucinations when eaten. How like denomination. They actually believe they are Christians, they speak with tongues, go to church, pay tithes, and sing in the choir. But give them the Word test; that soon proves which of us is a Wheat, and which is hallucinating.
God's Law of reproduction states "Every seed must bring forth of its kind." So much for evolution.
Lets test the Baptist seed, it produces Baptists every time, the Methodist can only produce more Methodists, Church of Christ produce of their kind, the Salvation Army can bring forth musicians; test the Anglican seed, they produce more W.A.S.P's. But that genuine Wheat is reproducing Christ in His Bride, the hundredfold Christian with the SAME faith delivered unto the Apostolic saints, nothing added to or taken from the Pure Word. She's resting in the SON Light which ripens the last of the greenness out of Her.
The SAME Word that spoke of the Groom speaks of His Wife. She is One with the Word and cannot deny One Word. The Church Christ founded on the Day of Pentecost is the ONLY one He recognizes as his Own. Anything else is FALSE. Wake up if you want to be Space Cadets, we are not back in the days of Luther, Wesley, or Pentecost. Come out of her my people and walk in the Light He is shining forth today to unite with His Wife.
Notice, the Life that was in the stalk (Luther, you Anglicans and Presbyterians,) in the tassel (Wesley, you Methodists, Baptists and Nazarines,) and in the husk (you Pentecostals - so close ...) ALL of that Life gathers in the seed. The Life that was in the stalk, went to make tassel and pollen for the missionary Age, and that passed into the husk or shuck we type with Laodicea, or Pentecost. Now, the wheat plant, which was the carrier of the Life is DEAD and dried up. The Life is back in the Seed, and the Pentecostal husk has opened up rejecting It, just as they were rejected by the Methodists then, and Wesley's ministry was rejected by the Anglicans.
Justification made a way for Sanctification, Sanctification made a way for the Baptism of the Holy Ghost, and the Baptism of the Holy Ghost made a way for the Holy Ghost Itself to come right down in perfection, back to the Word again to manifest ITSELF. "Not my will but THY WILL, O God."
What denominates dies. There can NEVER be a revival in ANY denomination. Unless we are walking in the Light He is presently manifesting we can not come under the Blood, or be born again. How can a denomination have a Spiritual revival when God's Word says it's death? Denominations were formed AFTER the Spiritual revivals they represent.
The Life of Luther's Message went to make Wesley's Age, from Wesley It grew to Pentecost, and from Pentecost back to the original Seed. Each time the Spirit moved, the saints left their denominations or they were rejected and forced out. But their descendants who organized new denominations, were unable to "see," let alone follow the next Move of the Spirit because It condemned their "statements of belief" which were contrary to God's Word. When Pentecost denominated, it looked so like the real thing, it was typed as the husk.
Do you see the three stages in the development of the wheat? Stalk, tassel or pollen, and husk. Then back to the original seed. It was the Life of the seed growing through these stages to reproduce Itself again in a many membered Form. Do you see it? A resurrection, like the One that went in.
Living, they each produced in their early revivals a certain portion of the Seed Life, but when they organized, the Life moved out of it. As proved by history, no organization had a Revival. Once it organized it died, never to be useful to Him again.
Can you see it, or are you blind, open your eyes! Nature and the Word prove right here this is the Truth. That Life leaves the stalk to make the tassel; from the tassel it goes to make the husk; and from the husk it goes into the original grain. Do you see why He never used an organization? They substitute creeds and traditions... "Whosoever shall add one word or take one word away..." locks Christ out! He can't get back in it again. It's dead! But the Life passes on from one to the other.
This is a parable of the Bride, God's Masterpiece in the making. As the Masterpiece fell, there's a Masterpiece rising. The Masterpiece fell at Nicea. After Rome, She's come through a process like the Wheat; but She's coming right back again to that Masterpiece, perfected, for She's a part of that Word that was spoken by Him. He WILL have a Church without spot or wrinkle, not connected in any way with any organization or denomination. (The cursed thing, like the gold wedge and Babylonian garment Achan brought secretly into the camp of God's Elect. Material things and earthly beauty of Babylonian religion has NO PLACE in Christianity). The church has passed through such things. Like the wheat plant, they were carriers of the Life but they were NOT the Life.
That Life is coming up, not going back. There'll be no more resurrection after this. The Life growing into its perfection, a resurrection. Notice, the husk rejects the original seed from of its midst. We find this in Revelation 3:20. That's why your "fellow christians" don't like to have you around little Bride. II Timothy 3:12, the Presence of the Word in you condemns their shabby life and sham creeds. They scoff and despise your faith because It's hidden from them. We are in the harvest time, "By their fruit shall ye know them." Man made reasoning, or Christ, the Word!
No other Church Age put Him out. He passed through each Age to make something else. But this is it. There is nothing else. The Word has been restored to perfection again. See? Nothing added to or taken away. How different It is.
When the Life begins to leave the husk to make the Grain (the Bride), the husk opens up and excommunicates the Grain. Isn't that true to nature?
In Revelation 3 we find the Laodicean Church Age put Him out. It didn't in the other Ages because there was something more to be made. It just passed through and went on to another. But there were ONLY seven Church Ages, there's no more denominations coming, we're at the end. They put Him out because He's the Word again, the One that died, the same Doctrine which came forth in the beginning.
When the seed Word begins to grow forth, the husk rejects It. The Life leaves all the others to follow It. True believers follow the Life, wherever the Life goes.
Like Israel, everywhere that Pillar of Fire went was Life; God was that Light. Whether it was midnight or they were in a safe camp, when that Pillar of Fire moved, the trumpet sounded, and Israel moved with It. Hallelujah! And when the trumpet sounded, Martin Luther moved out with It. After him they organized, God took the Life on and laid the organization in the grave. Then out came Wesley. He saw that big organization and sounded the trumpet of sanctification: more of the Word. And when he did, out they moved from Luther, into holiness.
When Pentecost saw It, the trumpet sounded, "It's time for the return of the Gifts." Out they came; then they organized. But remember, that's the three stages we know of, there's nothing left but the Grain. And It's put out of all of them. The Word begins to form Itself in the Seed, and the Life is brought forth out of the carriers - Revelation 18:4.
Notice if the Bridegroom in the beginning was the Word, then a Bride taken from His side must be the Word, manifested and made plain because the Bride and the Bridegroom are One. She's just a Piece smitten from Him. God's bringing this little Bride that's been smitten, separated, right back into the side of the original Word. The family, back in garden of Eden.
How is this Wheat Bride going to do this? Malachi 4 promised in the last days It would be restored. "I will restore, saith the Lord, all the years the palmerworm, and cankerworm, and all these other things have eaten. I will restore again." Malachi 4 said He will restore the hearts of the people, back to the original faith of fathers. And we see this right before us.
Church, where are WE at? Do WE all "see" It?
Malachi 4 is to bring the elect back to the original Seed Word the Lord Jesus planted. With her Master, She is smitten from the church body, and for the same reason, as She is the Word.
As Joseph was smitten from his brethren, because he was the Word, and Jesus was smitten from His brethren, because He was the Word, the Bride is smitten from the church, because She is the Word, the Living Word in action. The Bible Bride, not some man-made Bride, the Bible Bride. No beauty that she should be desired, yet did they esteem Her, smitten and afflicted. That's right, She stands alone, smitten from all denominations according to Revelation 3, smitten out of the Laodicean Church Age She was raised in.
This Church was raised up in the Laodicea Church Age. That's the husk. Can't you Pentecostals see that? If that other was tassel and died; if the stalk had to die, so must the husk die. Those three stages of organization. The Bride stands alone, rejected, the Word He can work through to manifest Himself.
The stalk, the tassel, and husk never became Seed, but were all the time becoming more like the Seed. Now, in the harvest time, the Seed is back to its original Life, back to the Bible. Malachi 4 said it would be and to be this way it must have ALL of the Word.
Now in Revelation 10, what did Jesus say that would take place? "In the days of the Voice of the seventh angel, THE WHOLE WORD OF GOD WOULD BE MADE MANIFEST." ALL the stalk Age left off, everything the tassel and the Husk Ages could not understand, and why, and all about it, would be made manifest in this time. Is that what the Word said? Is that what YOU'VE been hungering for. Do we see it? Then the harvest is here, She's ripe, waiting for Him to take her Home.
At harvest time the Seed is back to its original condition, and must have ALL of the Word in order to be the Seed. Half of the Life won't grow, it's got to be the WHOLE Seed. Not just say, "I believe in baptism of the Holy Ghost. Hallelujah! I believe speaking in tongues." That's just PART of the Seed, like Justification, and Sanctification are PART of the Seed. Not just the Gifts, the Life of the gifts. We're at the end time brethren.
Stalk, tassel, husk are dead and dried, to be gathered in the World Council of Churches for their burning. What is it? It's the devil, taking them straight to that slaughter, every one of them going in. Exactly as the Bible said in Matthew 3:12; Revelation 2:21-23; 19:20 and 20:10. And here it is, amongst the Pentecostals and just pulled them right in.
"The people who are taught know. "The wise shall know their God in that day," said Daniel. Yes, sir! The wise will know their God; they're watching for these things. And the Word has become flesh, exactly as promised in Luke 17, Malachi 4, and all the rest of Scripture.
All true Life that was in the stalk, the tassel, and the husk is now gathering in the Seed, ready for the resurrection, ready for the harvest. The Alpha has become Omega. The first became last; and the last is the first. The Seed that went in has come through a process and become the Seed again. The imperfect seed that fell in the garden of Eden and died, came back to the perfect Seed - the Second Adam.
The first Eve that fell at Nicea, was used to bring forth a child, which has now become true Bride again, the Seed, right back with the original Word. Alpha and Omega is the same. He said, "I am Alpha and Omega," the Word at the beginning is the SAME Word RESTORED in the end time. He is not what was in between, that's why He was a Mediator through the church Ages. "I am Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last." That's it!
The first ministry and the last ministry are the same. The first Message and the last Message are the same thing. "I was in Alpha; I'm in Omega." "There'll be a day that won't be called day nor night, but in the evening time it shall be Light." See? Alpha and Omega; it's become the first and the last. Oh my, brethren, we could spend hours on that.
His great masterpiece of a family, the Second Adam and the Second Eve are now ready for the garden, the Millennium (Amen!) back on the earth. Hallelujah! He didn't forsake them but took time, as He did through the millions of years molding that first perfect couple who fell. Christ came, was smitten and from His side come forth the Helpmate, and She's brought up in the same process. It's been thousands of years, He's molded again, and now They are ready. Here She is restored again, with all nature, the Bible, and everything else testifying of the hour in which we live.
Nations are breaking; Israel's awak'ning, The signs that the Bible foretold; Gentile days numbered, With horrors encumbered, Return, O dispersed, to your own. (You better get in quick if you're coming.) The day of redemption is near, Men's hearts are failing for fear. Be filled with the Spirit Your lamps trimmed and clear, Look Up, Your redemption is near.
The husband and wife cannot truly be a family unless they are one. They're not a good family if the wife's pulling one way and the husband another. God's Family is in agreement, with love one to the other, that's a family. And every true family here portrays that. Christ and His Bride, the Second Adam and the Second Eve are ready now to return back to their Home. The whole picture has been one of redemption from where It was, bringing It back to Where It should be.
Oh, Church of the Living God, bow your hearts before God! These things are true. Just be thankful that you are where you are today, IF you're in Christ. Remember, all that Life will be gathered right into the Grain for the resurrection, but the rest of it must be burned. The husk and all must be destroyed, and it will be. Don't trust in those denominations. You stay in the Word, the Life.
He was smitten of God and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquity, to redeem His Bride. He didn't die for all the rocks, or for the tares, only for that Part of the earth which would come up with the Life of Seed.
Is there any here who can't recognize being in that Grain tonight? As the Life is now pulling its LAST piece from the husk, for the husk is drying... that Pentecostal church is drying? The Life has left it. And I wonder if the Bride isn't already made up.
The Prophet asked, "Who hath believed our report? And to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?" And Jesus asked, "When the Son of man cometh, shall He find 'the' faith on the earth?"
Let us humble ourselves to the Word, not a creed, and examine whether we be in 'the' faith. Ask yourselves this question, "What am I looking for? What does the Bible say I should anticipate?" Let us be honest with oneanother brethren, confessing our faults and shortcomings. If we don't know what we are looking for we are of men most miserable. We are NOT in the faith, NOT in Christ, we've merely joined church.
Will Our Eyes Be Opened? And Shall We Know Him?
"I counsel thee to buy of Me gold tried in the Fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten; be zealous therefore, and repent." Those who refuse correction by the Word prove their father ain't God (Revelation 3:18-19; Hebrews 12:8.)
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