Hi, good to be with you again. I'm Brother Anthony, welcoming you to 'Bible Believers', where we focus on the PRESENT Truth - what Jesus is doing in This day.
If you're not taping the program this-morning, I'd like you to have pencil and paper handy so you can write down the Scriptures I'll be giving, and prove what i say in your own bible afterwards. God is only known by faith, and faith is a clear understanding of the Scripture. If we have faith, our understanding will agree with the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Now I cannot give you faith, I can only share the faith God has given to me. You have to listen and take what you hear me preach back to your own Bible, asking God to give you HIS understanding of His Word.
You'll remember I asked you to do some Spiritual Homework. Search the Scripture and write down what God promised He would do in OUR day. One thing God promised to OUR day was a vindicated prophet.
Scripture says, 'Surely the Lord God will do nothing, unless He first reveals His secret counsel to His servants the prophets'. And Jesus promised US a prophet in the Spirit and Power of Elijah who would restore the church to the faith of their apostolic fathers BEFORE the Tribulation.
Let's read Malachi 4:5-6. It's the last Book of the Old Testament.
'Behold, I WILL send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse'. Jesus and His disciples often referred to this Scripture.
On Mount Transfiguration, Jesus showed Peter, James, and John a preview of His second Coming, glorified, to reign on earth a thousand years, preceded by two prophets to Israel with the anointings of Moses and Elijah.
Puzzled by an apparent omission from the vision, the disciples asked, 'Surely Malachi 4 promises ANOTHER Elijah will come to the Gentiles BEFORE these visit Israel?' Jesus agreed, 'Elijah truly SHALL first come to the Gentiles BEFORE these witnesses to Israel. And he will RESTORE all things according to Malachi 4.
But John the Baptist was the Elijah of Malachi 3, NOT Malachi 4. John laid the ax to the root of all spiritual principles, he cut up and tore down. John restored nothing. He introduced My first Coming and was martyred when his mission was fulfilled; otherwise men would be following the messenger instead of the Word'.
In Acts 19, about five years after Pentecost, Paul met a group of John's disciples who knew not Messiah had come, been crucified and sent the Holy Ghost to regenerate men's souls.
Do you realize that multitudes who claim to have the holy spirit actually believe John the Baptist was the Elijah of Malachi 4? But if we read the Scripture we will discover Malachi 3 and 4 are both concerned with the NEW Testament, and most verses are yet FUTURE.
Whilst it IS true, that AFTER John's DEATH, his ministry RESULTED in the heart of the Church fathers turning AWAY from God's SERVANT nation to the CHILDREN born of His Spirit, the SECOND part of this verse, 'and turn the heart of the children to THEIR fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse', could not POSSIBLY apply to John. Otherwise he would have restored them back to the faith of the Patriarchs, and DENIED Calvary. Israel is God's SERVANT, not His HEIR: the elect Church are God's heirs, and JOINT heirs with Christ.
Besides, the prophecy said that immediately AFTER the RESTORATION, tribulation judgments would set in; ALL life would be destroyed, and Jesus Christ WITH the glorified saints of ALL ages would 'STEP out upon the ASHES of the wicked' for the Millennium.
Two THOUSAND years have passed since John, and the DAY of the Lord has STILL not come. Regarding this prophecy, Peter said, 'The Lord is not SLACK concerning his promises'. So Peter, who was himself a prophet, knew John the Baptist was the Elijah of Malachi 3 and NOT Malachi 4. And in the Gospels, Jesus and John BOTH identify him as the Elijah of Malachi 3.
Now we know that the day of the Lord comes immediately after the END of the Gentile dispensation, when God turns to Israel to fulfill Daniel's seventieth week. And Jesus told us that the generation which saw Israel planted back in his Homeland would not die-out in the normal process of time until the day of the Lord AND the Millennium comes in. Israel was restored in 1948, so how LATE is the hour? And God is cutting the time SHORT.
Did you hear what I just said? According to Jesus Christ, WE are the LAST generation before ARMAGEDDON destroys ALL life on earth in atomic conflagration. There is NO future in our civilization. Only MORE wars, MORE disease, and MORE bloodshed. Jesus said so. Our ONLY hope is to get into Christ. But Christ is the Word, so we must get INTO the Word, and EVERY Word. That Word is ALREADY justified and will NOT go through the Tribulation.
If we ARE God's Children who will be translated to meet the Lord in the Air, we must be RESTORED to the apostolic faith which means we must RECOGNIZE the Elijah who came in OUR day and RECEIVE his Message of restoration. That Message, according to Peter in Acts 3 is 'ALL things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of ALL His holy prophets since the world began' (Acts 3:21). The FULLNESS of the Word.
Peter said that every soul which will not hear that prophet will not be restored, and shall be destroyed from among the people. We live in fearsome times, the consummation of the ages.
God gives us two choices in this day. Be RESTORED to the apostolic faith, receiving the Word of the HOUR, and be translated. OR take your chances in entering the tribulation, where you will be killed along with ALL life, THEN appeal at the White Throne Judgment.
Christ is FINISHING His Church. The END-time evangelism is NOT 'Go ye into all the world and make disciples of all nations', but 'Come out of her my people'.
God has sent US a prophet with a Message of RESTORATION to the one faith of Jesus Christ. Without that prophet there could be NO restoration of the faith and NO rapture. The prophet Amos said the Lord CANNOT send judgment without FIRST sending grace by a prophet and a way of ESCAPE.
Any church that has not received or is not looking for the prophet Jesus promised God would send US in THIS day has NOT recognized the Bible promises for this day.
Christ is calling a WORD-Bride OUT from ALL man-made religious systems to fulfill His prayer, 'That we might all be IN agreement by faith as He and the Father are in agreement by faith, or ONE in their UNDERSTANDING of the revealed Word'.
The REASON God has sent us a prophet in the end-time is to call His people OUT from all the 'new traditions', adopted at the First Nicea Council where the Roman Catholic system of worship was organized. He's us calling BACK to the old time religion of Jesus Christ, Peter, Paul and the apostolic saints.
God is calling HIS people: NOT all church members, just His elect, BACK to the Word the church has fallen away from over 2,000 years. If He's RESTORING the one and only faith of His Word, NOT starting ANOTHER denomination, he HAS to send us a prophet. For the Word of God comes ONLY to a prophet.
I'm saying that the Elijah of Malachi 4:5-6 and Revelation 10:7 HAS been in OUR day and fulfilled ALL Scripture spoke of him.
Some may quote Matthew 11:13-15, 'For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John. And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come. He who has ears, let him hear'.
While this Scripture is true, it has no relevance to Malachi 4:5-6 or Revelation 10:7 and neither does it mean that the prophets who have been since John and the prophets Jesus promised will yet come to Israel in the future, are false prophets.
Jesus Christ came after John, and Jesus was a prophet. Peter, Paul, Jude, John the Divine, Agabus, Phillip's daughters and multitudes of vindicated prophets have come since John.
According to I Corinthians 12:28, Ephesians 4:11 and Matthew 23:34 'God set PROPHETS in the church'. And 'the Church' was established almost four years AFTER the death of John, and AFTER the death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ Himself.
Jesus identified John as the Elijah of Malachi 3:1 and Isaiah 40 ... so did John, whose ministry resulted in 'the hearts of the FATHERS being turned to the CHILDREN', over three years AFTER his death, and some years after Pentecost. The Bible does NOT say John turned the hearts of the children back to their fathers.
'The disciples asked Jesus, "Why then do the teachers of the Law say that Elijah must come first?" Jesus replied, "To be sure, Elijah comes and will RESTORE all things BEFORE the tribulation, BEFORE the two witnesses to Israel forerun the Millennium".
Indeed His commission was the very opposite. John 'laid the ax to the root of ALL the man-made traditions of those Jewish denominations'. Had John restored the children to the faith of their fathers, he would have REJECTED the One He was sent to forerun. Instead of introducing the Coming of the Word, He would have promoted the Patriarchs who PRE-DATED even Moses and the Law!
Moreover were John the Elijah of Malachi 4:5-6, he would have been commissioned to restore the Gentiles to the teachings of Israel's Patriarchs. Israel is God's SERVANT nation, NOT His children. The CHILDREN were those BORN of God. But aside from the lord Jesus Christ, no-one had been BORN of God in the days of John the Baptist. The Sacrifice for sins had not been offered. And the Gentiles could not be restored to something they knew nothing about in the first place. God was not dealing with the Gentiles until AFTER Pentecost. The Covenant was between God and Israel - Abraham's NATURAL seed. John was NOT sent to the Gentiles.
How could John restore the Gentiles to something they never held?
'The disciples asked him, "Why then do the teachers of the Law say that Elijah must come first?" Jesus replied, "To be sure, Elijah comes and will RESTORE all things'.
Jesus is NOT speaking here of John the Baptist, but of the Elijah of Joel 2:25; Malachi 4:5-6 and Acts 3:21. He is speaking of the Elijah who restores the Gentiles back to the APOSTOLIC faith BEFORE the great and dreadful day of the Lord; BEFORE the vision He's just shown Peter, James and John comes to pass.
That is ... BEFORE two prophets with the anointings of Moses and Elijah come to minister to Israel during the Tribulation. For it is THEIR Message which precedes the return of the glorified Jesus WITH the saints of ALL ages at the START of the Millennium.
"But I tell you, Elijah has ALREADY come and they didn't RECOGNIZE him, but have done to him everything they wished".
This was John (PAST TENSE), the Elijah of Malachi 3. Whereas Jesus said ANOTHER Elijah 'Surely will first come (FUTURE TENSE); before the great and dreadful day of the Lord (which is STILL FUTURE)'. This Elijah could by no means be John, could it? Because John was already DEAD.
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One user asked, "Who knows about the Sons of God in Genesis 6? They cannot be of the Sethite ancestors".
The sons of God are the descendants of Adam through Seth. (Abel was murdered by Cain without offspring). God's FIRST Son was Adam. We find this spelled out quite clearly in Luke's Gospel. Chapter three traces Jesus back to God through Joseph and Mary to Adam who was 'the son of God'. As Adam was the FIRST son of God, ALL of his children were sons of God because God's Law of reproduction states that EVERY seed brings forth of its OWN kind.
The Book of Life is the record of Adam's NATURAL line, his family tree. Jesus died to redeem Adam and his descendants. The record of His elect, or SPIRITUAL line, is called the LAMB'S Book of Life.
Cain was NOT the son of Adam. The original sin was adultery between Eve and the Serpent who was a man-like creature - great giant of a fellow who was incarnate by the Devil and who beguiled or seduced Eve. Cain and his descendants are NOT in Adam's lineage, NOT on the Book of Life, and NOT redeemable.
You can understand WHY God was so grieved that He ever put man on the earth when the descendants of Adam hybrid with the descendants of Cain. All the offspring would be Serpent's Seed and could NEVER breed themselves back.
People think it a very light thing to mix races but to God it is a very serious infraction of His Word. He NEVER forgave it in the days of Noah and destroyed ALL life. We must remember that Satan is NOT a creator. He can only PERVERT what God has created. By SEX he sought to outbreed the little kingdom of God and become the god of this world. Jesus said that what Satan accomplished in the days of Noah would REPEAT in the days of Christ's parousia. That's NOW and we see it happening before our very eyes.
The NATURAL types the SPIRITUAL. NATURAL Serpent's Seed is Satan's lineage hybrid vicariously through Cain. SPIRITUAL Serpent's Seed is denominational hybreeding of God's World. It can't produce sons to God. Only bastard children to the second Eve, the FALSE church, as Cain was the illegitimate son of the first Eve. See, NATURAL hybreeding types SPIRITUAL hybreeding.
Spiritually, the RIGHTEOUS lineage is just about run out. When the LAST elect is baptized into the Body of Christ, THAT'S it. He'll take His children Home.
Another questioned God and His existence? He asked:-
What do you mean by "become One with God"?
In the natural, a man and woman become 'one' when they are joined together in marriage by God NOT some backslidden preacher or half-drunk magistrate.
In the spiritual, the elect become 'one with God' through their Spiritual marriage or new birth. Jesus' prayer is that we might become one with Him and with God as He and the Father were one. There is and has only ever been ONE (1) way in which a man could be born-again and that is by manifesting a clear revelation of the Word for HIS day in his life.
A life lived by the Word is the WORD expressed. Christ in you, the hope of glory. Any Word is a thought expressed. God's thoughts are eternal and they are REAL. His thoughts are the ATTRIBUTES of WHAT He is. We must have the mind of God, or FAITH. And our lives must manifest what His Word promised for THIS day.
If we are going to be 'ONE' or in agreement with God, we have to recognize OUR day and ITS Message, and see THAT Part of the Word manifesting through us. Outside of that we are NOT one with God, NOT a born-again Christian, and not even called to at all. God is ONLY making written epistles of the Word prophesied for THIS day.
In THIS day, God has already 'RESTORED the apostolic faith', 'FINISHED the mystery of God', and for thirty two years He has been calling His elect OUT from ALL man-made religious systems into oneness with the fullness of the Word for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation. (Matthew 17:11; 25:6; Malachi 4:5-6; Joel 2:25; I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 10: 7; 3:14; 18:4, etc...)
Could such an experience be Satanic delusions. Is it possible to discern what it was?
Anything that is OF God will be consistent with Scripture from Genesis to Revelation. And it will be what God promised for THAT time.
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