Let the dead bury their own dead

The title is taken from bible verse Matthew 8:22 mean by “let the dead bury their own dead”

This picture is from http://crosstownalliance.com/2015/11/16/live-in-five-episode-4/

Dead bury own dead

This verse was spoken by Father Jesus in response to the refusal of an invited man to follow Him and become His disciple. He excused himself by reason that he has the duty to bury his dead father.

Jesus said, “Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead.” He was responding to a request from one of His followers who asked to be excused from his responsibilities to “go and bury [his] father” (verse 21).

Especially in Chinese tradition, if you would not care about your father’s buried, it is a taboo, people will be quick to call you unfaithful, disrespectful or unfilial son or daughter. You see, my father-in-law passed away few months back, 30/7/16. I cannot exhibit the care less attitude by continuing working and say the same the thing to my wife and her family members, “let the dead bury their own dead.”

This would be a very arrogant demand, especially in a family-centered Middle Eastern culture. The only reason it’s not is if Jesus is actually deserving of more love than anyone and anything else, and is thus God Himself incarnate. (Which is of course, what Christians believe about Jesus).

Critics of the Bible have often considered these as “hard sayings” of Father Jesus seems to encouraged his disciples to BREAK the fifth commandment (honor your father and mother) by not giving their fathers a proper burial. Is this consistent with the laws of YEHOVAH God? Is the Messiah really demanding this?

When He said “Let the dead bury its own dead? Is He is teaching us to be a irresponsible person, infilial son or daughter? Or is he saying merely a miracle will really happen, that the dead will really get out of the coffin and bury themselves? There are many interpretation to this bible verse. You can google for search it.

Billy Graham explained “To us Jesus’ words to this man might sound harsh, but that is because we don’t understand what the man was really saying. When someone in Jesus’ day said they wanted to go bury their father, it didn’t necessarily mean he was already dead. Instead they really were saying that they wanted to stay with their father until he died, something that might be years away. This man was simply looking for an excuse to avoid becoming Jesus’ disciple.” Url Link https://billygraham.org/answer/what-did-jesus-mean-when-he-said-to-let-the-dead-bury-the-dead

Most commentators suggest that Yeshua meant “Leave the (spiritual) dead to bury the (physical) dead” — see The Anchor Bible: The Gospel According to Luke I-IX, by J. Fitzmyer, and Luke, The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, by W. Liefeld. This interpretation, though common and known as the “majority interpretation,” simply is NOT consistent with the text and with FIRST-CENTURY JEWISH BURIAL CUSTOMS! Taken from http://www.hope-of-israel.org/deadbury.htm

So many could justify that Father Jesus’ saying is correct, that the response to spiritual calling is more important important than our domestic (physical issue).

It is hard for many Christian to comprehend this, that you need to have agape love for Father Jesus. You must put aside everything personnal (fleshly associated) to follow Him, in order to be His disciple. Puting the love of Father Jesus side by side with family members, the comparison has to be so extreme, such that love for Father Jesus is so strong that everything else became hatred. Here are the supporting bible verses:

Matthew 10:37-38 (NIV) “Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.”

Does this sayings of Father Jesus meant that you should not love your family members? That would contradict the 10 commandment isn’t? “Honor your father and your mother, that you may live a long time in the land the Lord your God is giving to you.” Father Jesus is not saying that you must not honor (love) your father and mother, what he meant is that your love for Him must be agape love such that your love for your parent, as a comparison, is like hatred. Why is it like hatred? Look at Peter and the rest of fishermen, they left their livinghood and family behind to follow Father Jesus, that seems like hatred action by his family members.

Luke 14:26 (NIV) “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, even their own life, such a person cannot be my disciple.” Here is the direct translation as Father Jesus mention as if to hate your father and mother. But explained earlier, your love for Father Jesus must be such extreme as agape love that seems hatred by the human emotion and logic.

Allow me to provide a clearer picture leading to Father Jesus saying “Let the dead bury its own dead.”

Instead, Christ told the man to focus on his calling. A better sense of Jesus’ statement would be, “Don’t neglect the high spiritual calling I’ve given you; let the spiritually dead attend to the routine tasks of life.” Certainly, Christ would not forbid the man from attending to the funeral arrangements for his father. Christ Himself went to visit the family of His friend Lazarus after Lazarus’ death, even at great risk of His life (John 11:1-16).

Certainly, this man may have wanted to fulfill the oldest son’s duty to bury the father, to be near the father in order to obtain an inheritance, or to remain near the body of his father for up to one year to rebury the bones, a practice of some Jews at the time. In any event, Jesus’ answer makes clear that this request would have involved putting tradition and/or the disciple’s own desires ahead of serving Jesus.

1Kings 19:19-21 “So he [Elijah] departed from there, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he was with the twelfth. Then Elijah passed by him and threw his mantle on him. And he [Elisha] left the oxen and ran after Elijah, and said, ‘PLEASE LET ME KISS MY FATHER AND MY MOTHER, AND THEN I WILL FOLLOW YOU.’ And he [Elijah] said to him, ‘GO BACK AGAIN, FOR WHAT HAVE I DONE TO YOU?’ So Elisha TURNED BACK FROM HIM, and took a yoke of oxen and slaughtered them and boiled their flesh, using the oxen’s equipment, and gave it to the people, and they ate. THEN he arose and FOLLOWED ELIJAH AND SERVED HIM.”

Here we see Elijah allowing Elisha to return home to bid his parents good-bye BEFORE leaving to serve him. Elijah did NOT insist that Elisha drop everything, leave the oxen in the field and disappear off the face of the earth as far as his family was concerned! Was Elijah more righteous and compassionate than the Messiah?

My understanding for the reason why Father Jesus spoken in this manner to the disciple is that He knew the thought of the disciple. The reason was because the disciple wanted to make use of his Father’s buried as an excuse not to follow Father Jesus. When Father Jesus said to him “Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.” Father Jesus is merely telling him not to make excuses for not following Him and be his disciple. In our normal carnal world, we tends to make excuses for not doing something for someone, esp more so for Jesus’ mission, and that of “ceremonial burial” for the dead father is a very legitimate reason. So, did Father Jesus really read the heart amd mind of the disciple who make the excuse? Let us take a look at the sequence of event that lead to Father Jesus saying thus to His disciple.

Matthew 8:18-22 (NIV)

The Cost of Discipleship

18 And when Jesus saw great multitudes about Him, He gave a command to depart to the other side. 19 Then a certain scribe came and said to Him, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go.” 20 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” 21 Then another of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” 22 But Jesus said to him, “Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead.”

Verse 18-19, Perhaps the scribe was very impressed with Father Jesus’s teaching and he wanted to follow Father Jesus wherever He go. Then Father Jesus told him that he will be traveling most of the time, and he has no fixed home where he can rest even His head.” (Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head). At this point, the scribe may not had followed Father Jesus as he was used to have good life and comfort at home. Father Jesus spoke into his heart. Then, Father Jesus, perhaps already knew the thinking of the disciple that he would be making excuses of not following Him. so as it was, the disciple used his father burial as the reason not to follow Father Jesus.

Yes, Father Jesus knows the heart of everyone. To the Pharisees, he spoke to their heart, Matthew 23:27 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness.”

Here was another instance where Father Jesus spoke into a person’s heart because He knew his thoughts. This case is The Rich Young Ruler Matthew 19:16-22 (ESV)

16 And behold, a man came up to him, saying, “Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?” 17 And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments.” 18 He said to him, “Which ones?” And Jesus said, “You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, 19 Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 20 The young man said to him, “All these I have kept. What do I still lack?” 21 Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 22 When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.”

Sounds familiar? Do you have church member who had grown up in church, very successful, like a “Ruler” in control of everything, in his business and even church ministry. Here is the clue that biblically points to successful young man “All these I have kept. What do I still lack?” Father spoke into his heart, that he had used his effort to became “very law obeying in church” and be successfully rich. There is no lack for being a good church disciple and finacial. Father Jesus is not against blessing His disciples with richness. But what grabbed him is that his heart was so attached to his money (great possession), that he can’t let go and he forgo eternal life for his material gain. In today’s context, many of these successful “young ruler” would not be able to let go their “possession” to follow Father Jesus’s mission. They will find excuses, of having to attend to their business. The worst part is part is that these successful youth claimed that their success through their own effort is given by God. There will be a time when Father Jesus will test their faith, just like the Rich young man (or Ruler), whether they can let go of their wealth to help the poor in Father Jesus’s given vision. What excuses will they give? What if they are being rapture? Will they look back to their worldly possession on their way up to the cloud? Tell you what, thanks Father Jesus, I almost looked back for my family but praise the Lord, I carried “The anointing oil, Our Holy Spirit” is with me, HE cautioned me “Don’t look back!” I focused and zoomed upward towards the 3 clouds, I can felt the thin cloth adhere to my transformed body rocketing upwards. The air was so fresh. Then, within seconds, I was on my firm ground again, near the pedestrian bridge, crossing towards Hong Lim Complex. Well, did my such claim contrary to the Bible? Do you read bible? Father Jesus cautioned His disciples “Remember Lot’s wife”. She turned into pillar of salt when she looked back, refusing to let go her worldly lustful possession in the sinful cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.
But as Father Jesus had spoken “let the dead bury their own dead”. What Father Jesus meant is that we worried over too many things and tends to give priority over personal affair than to make sacrifice for Kingdom of God. What He meant is that those problems will be solved by itself. Here is the assuring Bible verse that Father Jesus had spoken to His disciples, hope it is a blessing to all who read my notes.

Matthew 6:25-34 (NLT)

“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life, whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God[a] above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”

I paricularly like the last verse “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” People who worry the tomorrow will never plan anything for the next day, and likely they will make excuses for not moving on to plan for the next spiritual calling.

Here is another example of worrying for the wrong thing. Remember Mary and Martha?

John 12:1, “which has the meeting take place at the house of Lazarus, who is not mentioned in Luke’s story). Her sister, Mary, sits at Jesus’ feet listening to him. Martha, “distracted by her many tasks,” asks Jesus to tell Mary to help her. Jesus replies: “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her” (Luke 10:41-42). Here Martha is the symbolical equivalent to today’s Christian doing and focussing on church ministries, but they forgot about the soft voice calling of Father Jesus. While those Christian who seems not very involved in much church work may had spiritual calling to do other tasks that is not within the church. They are the one who, like Mary, sits at Jesus’ feet and do HIS visionary missions. Martha could easily used the need to do the tasks as the excuse not to attend to and listen to Father Jesus’ teaching like The Rich young man.”

For me, I am glad, I did not continue with my market place of work and said to my family member by saying arrogantly, “Let the dead bury its own dead.” But I applied urgent leave and had helped out in my Father-in-law funeral. I booked the HDB function hall because brother-in-law not allowed to book any premises for the funeral as he stayed in private property. I had paid my last respect by bowing and not involved myself in the Taoist praying ritual. I could have stained the Gospel of Christ if I did it.

Anyway, if really there was a spiritual calling for me, what would do you think my respond would be? Thanks Father Jesus for His Gift of Wisdom and Discernment. I know how to discern whether the calling is from Father Jesus or not. I interprets and understood the heavenly language of Dreams, Visions and Revelations. John 10:27 “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.”

To summarize, do not worry about what will happen next when received spiritual calling from Father Jesus. For you will not know tomorrow. You can plan everything by yourself but things may not happen your way. But if the mission is from Father Jesus, He will ensure that you will be blessed and rewarded. Do not give yourself excuses for not wanting to do God’s will. Also obeying human authority without getting direct visions, dreams and revelations from Father Jesus can tantamount to disobey God because they are doing man’s will. You can’t run away from God’s calling. Just like Jonah, what happened when he tried to run away from God’s calling? God caused a big whale to swallow him up. At least he repented while in the fish’s belly and did God’s will of warning the King and people of Nineveh.

I never procrastinate on Father Jesus’ calling. Father Jesus’ calling via my wife (who is still a non believer). She out of the blue suggested to me to apply for a job just across the street from my home. At that time, I was busy researching on internet for marketing strategy techniques. So I responded and applied for the job. I have my interview on the same day and 2 hours later received call that I was offered the job. Without hesistation, I took up the job. Today, I realized that Father Jesus had fulfilled my prayer that I had forgotten. I prayed for a job near to my home, not further than 15 minute of transportation and salary of $1,500 per month for my semi retire job.

So, my friends, when you have a calling. As a true disciple, you will be able to regconise the voice of the Sherpherd. What will be your response? Will you doubt and consult your Leader or act on faith? Father Jesus don’t have to say this to you “Let the dead bury its own dead.”

Here is another angle you can look at the phrase “Let the dead bury their own dead.” If you have any dead situation that you had tried with your effort or help from people but to no avail. Could be marriage, business or things that are dead, cannot work anymore. Let them in the past. Look up to Father Jesus, HE who resurrected from the dead will make your life anew. You will never know but Father Jesus will definitely give you something better. Here are the Bible verses that can encourage you.

Luke 11:5-13 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? So if you who are evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

Put your burden and worry on Father Jesus.

Matthew 11:30 “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

The scales that dropped off Saul’s eyes

(Published in FB 18th Jan 2014, 0025hrs

What do you think when the Bible said  “And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.” (Acts 9:18) ? This is kind of fancinating, how would Saul (later called Paul) who had good eye sights, before he met Jesus on the way to Damascus, suddenly became ill and have scales on his eyes that caused him to be blind?

I had been pondering on the meaning of this Bible passage “Is this really a scales like that of fish fell off from Saul’s eyes or was it figurative meaning?”

There is nothing in the words of the sacred text which compels us to think of literal scales. (in Bible passage, however, a literal flaking-off of foreign substance is meant, scales dropped from Paul’s eyes). We have here rather a description of the sensation which terminated the three days’ period of blindness which the apostle suffered after his meeting with the risen Lord on the road to Damascus. Then, apostle himself does not use this expression in his own graphic description of the same experience: “In that very hour I looked upon him” (Acts 22:13). The phrase has, however, come into English, for we speak of “scales falling from one’s eye” when we mean a sudden illumination or remembrance or a dissipation of harassing doubt.

And one morning, a breakthrough as I was jogging and doing quiet time, my Senior Partner, our Holy Spirit, reveals to me that it is “Figurative or symbolical meaning.” It is now crystal clear to me the meaning of this Bible passage.

Especially those who had gone through Bible school/study, they should know that  in those OT days, the Greeks, Jews likes to use figurative or symbolical way of saying thing to represent a broader meaning of events or messages.

Here are some facts that you  can determine if “Scales that dropped off Saul’s eye” is more of figurative meaning or just literal meaning:-

1.  Apostle have had perfect vision persecuting Christians before he met Jesus on the way to Damascus. Why would Father Jesus put scales over Saul’s eyes to had caused him to be blind for 3 days?

2. Book of Acts is written by Apostle Luke and Paul himself did not mention about literal event of scales dropped from his eyes. (Acts 22:13).

3. Here is the idiom meaning of “Scales dropped from eyes” – if scales dropped from someone’s eyes, they are suddenly able to understand truth.

Example in the Songs of Song of Solomon Chap 4 and 7

Your eyes are like doves behind your veil.

… Your hair is like a flock of goats…

Your teeth are like a flock of newly shorn ewes…

Your lips are like a scarlet thread,

Your temples are like a slice of pomegranate…

“…Your neck is like the tower of David

built with rows of stones

on which are hung a thousand shields…

If a reader could not interprete and understand the figurative meaning of this beautiful language, then the woman being pictured is very very ugly. As depicted in picture, taken from http://www.acts17-11.com/snip_song.html

ugly_woman_song_solomon

Songs of Solomon

 

You should be able to picture a beautiful woman if you’d understood the figurative meaning of the woman discribed by King Solomon, i.e.visualised a beautiful woman with a very well refined or almost shining neck, as of tower meaning of good length and with long hair with strenght that runs down with like that of those advertisement for shampoo where the model would dropped their hair and beautifully fall down like goats rushing down the hill and straightening up.

So what is the meaning and why it was being discribed that Saul received sight after having the scales fell off from his eyes? 

Perhaps to explain it in better clarity, you can imagine picking up the most clear fish scales pair that you can find and put in onto your eyes like contact lens. Even how clear the fish scales maybe, they can never provide clear vision, it is blurry, marked by the growth ring of the fish throughout the years.  It is true, all of us, living in the fallen world,  DO NOT have clear eye sights, we do not know where we are going, everything is of the worldview vision, blurry and full of deceits.  But mercy from Lord Jesus that Saul had met HIM on the road, and he couldn’t see because Lord Jesus was  in the process of healing his pairs of sinfuls eyes. Then on the day, healing came, Saul became Paul and his sight is restored to see the Kingdom of God, his perspective is completely changed, he can see clearly his destination and the vision set forth by Lord Jesus. The people said that Saul is a complete changed man, “And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.” (Acts 9:18).  Understand the meaning “it had been scales”? If one interprete laterally, it would meant Saul eyes were specially make from scales. That sounds funny wouldn’t it?

So, my dearest Christian brothers and sisters, Do you have the scales removed or fell off from your pair of eyes?  If you had not, that’s the reason why you aren’t seeing any visions from Father Jesus and you aren’t sure where you are heading, the worst part is that you had not received deliverance without knowing. You had grown up in Church, do the “good works” and learned to be a “good Christian”.  This is typical of many Christians who was like the rich man in purple robe.

Once you have that “Scales dropped from your eyes” You will receive Gift of Wisdom which enable you to see and inteprete vsions and dreams.

Jesus on How the Rich Get to Heaven (Mark 10:17-25)

17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? 18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother. 20 And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth. 21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.22 And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.23 And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! 24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 

Here is the serious notes from Father Jesus:

“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 7:21

 The message is very clear, if you, being a Christian and called Jesus “Lord, Lord” but did not do the will of Father God, then you cannot enter Kingdom of Heaven.”

    Many still could not understand the true meaning of “doing the will of Father God”.  All I can said is that you got to have direct Vision, dreams and revelations from Father God Jesus, in this way you can be very sure of doing the will of God.  But if you are like the rich young man as depicted in Mark 10:17-25. Then you probably doing the “will as prescribed by your leaders or pastors” and  NOT FROM THE SOVEREIGH GOD FATHER JESUS.

Addon notes: 31/1/15 Union of Holy message, Rev Dr A.R. Bernard preached the same things. He spoke about, church people judging people through theirs lens. We need to take off these distorted “fish scale lens” or do adjustment to lens that is prescribed by God. Just like glasses or contact lens, if dirty you need to clean it to see clearer. Much better is your sight is perfect and don’t need to wear any lens or glasses. 

Stanley Tan (Posted in FB) both Rev Dr A.R. Bernard preached exact same thing I wrote as inspired by HIM.   

Dr A.R. Bernard in the house. He speaks about people make judgement by viewing through dirty lens. Luke Chapter, Jesus spoke about parable of putting light on lampstand. In retrospect, I once wrote about “The scales that dropped from Paul’s eyes” I said that, that is symbolic meaning of spiritual blindness where we see through blurry lens of fish scale. Bernard mentioned the parable of good Samaritan. It is same as people who “wore sunglasses. Praise the Lord for Union of Holy message.Amazing Union of Holy message. From AR Bernard, lens and good Samaritan. From Pastor Kong, same passage I posted this morning “Who Cares!” Jesus said about he was hungry, no one feed him. In so much as you did to the little one, you did it on to me.

Added note 23/1/16

Wearing sunglasses is different from scales dropped from your eyes in that you knew your wrong doings but hide your pupil from people’s penetrative view. YOU CAN’T HIDE YOUR LYING EYES.

Endtime message by Sandra Sadiq Chap 1 and 2

September 23, 2009

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A MESSAGE FROM SISTER SANDRA SADIQ

When I first became born again Christian 12 years ago I went to a Benny Hinn’s crusade in Long Island, New York and bought this Spirit filled Life Bible from Benny Hinn’s ministry on 13 August 1997 (5:47pm).  I was so poor and broke but I was so happy to spend $50 on a bible because my Pastor always said it was good to have a least one good study/quality bible that we can keep for years  and she said we spend money on everything else why not spend money on God’s things.  I was just so happy to be saved and full of peace I felt that was the best gift I could give myself anyway. 
 
After the Lord started dealing with me about end times, in October 2008 Holy Spirit led me to the spiritual answers written on page 2001 by Pat Roberstson in that New King James bible from Benny Hinn’s ministry and I could believe what I was seeing or reading.  Mind you, I have had this bible for over a decade even taken it to war but then read the bible just Genesis to Revelation.  God knew He had created me for End times revelations before I was even formed in my mother’s womb that is why He moved my heart to purchase that bible because at the end He was going to use the things on the page 2001 to tell the world if they will listen.  Please take a look for yourself and you will not believe the Lord had already given Pat Roberston knowledge of what was really going to happen and how the AntiChrist (A/C) was going to come on the scene of the earth, wow.

I JUST HAVE TO SAY I LOVE THE LORD.  HE IS THE ROCK OF MY SALVATION AND HE ROCKS FOREVER MORE. 

                       ENDTIMES (SIGNS, RAPTURE, ANTICHRIST, ETC.)
                                            RAPTURE (CAUGHT UP)

The carrying of a person to another place or sphere of existence.
1 Thess 4:16-17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
Dan 12:2, 13(Daniel will be died/resting and at the end he will also arise)
1 Corin 15:51-53 (We shall be changed in a twinkling of an eye)

                           ENDTIMES SIGNS BEFORE THE RAPTURE
1. Matt 24:3-14 (JESUS talks about the signs of the end times)
2. Mark 13:4-13 (JESUS talks about the signs of the end times)
3. Luke 21:8-19 (JESUS talks about the signs of the end times)

       FINAL PIECE TO THE PROPHESY THAT HAD TO BE FULFILLED
            BEFORE THE RAPTURE  (WHICH HAS BEEN ALREADY)

2 Thess 2:3 (Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction)

                               THE MEANING OF ANTICHRIST (A/C)

1 John 2:22 Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a man is the antichrist—he denies the Father and the Son.

1 John 4:3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.

2 John 1:7 Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist.

The spirit of the antichrist is always in the world and has shown itself in many ways and in many people down the ages.

Empowered by satan, this last great antichrist will recognize no authority, Christian or otherwise, apart from his own, will put himself in the place of God as the sole controller of mankind.

1 John 2:18 The last hour (not in the timing of man of in the timing of God)
SOME PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SEEING 11:11 OR 01:11 (ALL THESE 1’S) IT IS BECAUSE LORD TOLD ME THE REASON WHY I KEEP SEEING THE 1’S IT IS BECAUSE OF THE ANTICHRIST WHO HAS BEEN REVEALED IN THE LAST HOUR AND THE LAST HOUR IS 11PM.

                             THE NAMES OF THE ANTICHRIST (A/C)

1. AntiChrist will come – 1 John 2:18
2. The man of lawlessness – 2 Thess 2:3
3. The man doom to destruction – 2 Thess 2:3
4. Lawless one – 2 Thess 2:9
-Lawless means contrary to or without regard for the law: lawless violence/ being without law; uncontrolled by a law; unbridled; unruly; unrestrained: lawless passion
5. Name of the beast/the number of his name 666- Rev 13:17-18.

                           GOD SAID TO ME IN JANUARY 2009 THAT
                                    THE FIRST SEAL IS OPENED.

                             HOW CAN THE A/C BE KILLED/DESTOYED
1. He (A/C) cannot be killed by human hands (Dan 8:25)
2. The Lord will consume the A/C, lawless one with the
-Breath of His mouth
-Destroy with the brightness of His coming (2 Thess 2:8)
3. He (A/C) will be captured with the false prophet and will be cast alive into the Lake of fire burning with brimstone (Rev 19:20)

                              SOME OF THE THINGS THE A/C WILL
                                    DO/ HIS CHARACTERISTICE

1. He will have a mouth speaking pompous words (Dan 7:8, 11; 11:36; Rev 13:1,5,6)
2. Whose appearance was greater than his fellow (Dan 7:20, 23-24)
3. He is going to make war against the Saints (Christians) (Dan 7:21)
4. He shall speak pompous words against the Most High (Dan 7:25; 11:36)
5. Then Saints shall be given into his hand for 3 1/2yrs (Dan 7:25; Rev 13:7)
6. He shall persecute/oppress the Saints (children) of the Most High (Dan 7:25)
7. A king (leader) shall arise having fierce features, who understands sinister schemes (Dan 8:23)
8. He shall be mighty but not by his own power (Dan 8:24)
9. He shall prosper and do his own pleasure (Dan 8:24)
10. He shall corrupt & destroy the mighty men & the holy people(Israel, saints) (Dan 8:24)
11. Through his policy he shall cause trickery to prosper in his hand (Dan 8:25 Amp)
12. He shall magnify himself in his heart and mind (Dan 8:25)
13. In their security he will corrupt and destroy many (Dan 8:25)
14. He shall also stand up against the Prince of princes (JESUS), (Dan 8:25)
15. He shall be broken and that by no [human] hand (Dan 8:25)
16. He shall confirm a covenant with many for one week but in the middle of the week he will bring an end to sacrifice and offering (peace covenant with Israel (Dan 9:27)
17. He will stop the offerings and sacrifices after three and one-half years (Dan 9:27, NCV)
18. He will set up a sacrilegious object that causes desecration, until the fate decreed for this defiler is finally poured out on him (Dan 9:27, NCV)
19. And armed forces of his shall appear [in the holy land] and they shall pollute the sanctuary, the [spiritual] stronghold, and shall take away the continual [daily burnt offering] (Dan 11:31Amp)
20. They (A/C and his soldiers) shall set up [in the sanctuary] the abomination that astonishes and makes desolate [probably an altar to a pagan god] (Dan 11:31Amp)
21. The covenant he shall pervert and seduce with flatteries, but the people who know their God shall prove themselves strong and shall stand firm and do exploits [for God] (Dan 11:32 Amp)
22. He shall do according to his will (Dan 11:36)
23. He shall exalt himself and magnify himself above every god (Dan 11:36)
24. He shall prosper till the wrath has been accomplished (Dan 11:36)
25. He shall regard neither the God of his fathers (Dan 11:37)
26. He shall regard neither the desire of a woman (Dan 11:37)
27. He shall regard neither the God of his fathers nor regard any god for he shall exalt himself above them all (Dan 11:37, 2 Thess 2:4)
28. He sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God (2 Thess 2:4)
29. He shall honor a god of fortresses and a god which his fathers did not know he shall honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and pleasant things (Dan 11:38)
30. He shall act against the strongest fortresses with a foreign god, which he shall acknowledge
(Dan 11:39)
31. Those who acknowledge him he shall magnify with glory and honor, and he shall cause them to rule over many and shall divide the land for a price (Dan 11:39 Amp)
32. He shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt; also the Libyans and Ethiopians shall follow at his heels (Dan 11:43)
33. He shall also enter the Glorious Land, and many countries shall be overthrown; but these shall escape from his hand: Edom, Moab, and the prominent people of Ammon (Dan 11:41)
34. He shall stretch out his hand also against the [other] countries, but the land of Egypt shall not be among the escaped ones (Dan 11:42)
35. He shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt; also the Libyans and Ethiopians shall follow at his heels (Dan 11:43)
36. News from the east and the north shall trouble him; therefore he shall go out with great fury to destroy and annihilate man (Dan 11:44)
37. He shall plant the tents of his palace between the seas and the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and no one will help him (Dan 11:45)
38. The lawless one (the antichrist) will be revealed and the Lord Jesus will slay him with the breath of His mouth and bring him to an end by His appearing at His coming (2 Thess 2:8 Amp)
39. The coming [of the lawless one, the antichrist] is through the activity and working of Satan and will be attended by great power and with all sorts of [pretended] miracles and signs and delusive marvels–[all of them] lying wonders– (2 Thess 2:9 Amp)
40. He was given authority to continue for forty-two months (Rev 13:5)
38. He will cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed (Rev 13:15)
41. He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or[f] the name of the beast, or the number of his name. (Rev 13:16-17)

SOME OR MOST OF THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ANTICHRIST WILL NOT HAPPEN TILL AFTER THE RAPTURE. REMEMBER HE WILL NOT BE ACTIVATED TILL AFTER THE RAPTURE.

Praise the Lord, He has been so good to me. I thank the Lord so much for giving me these Revelations because I never knew anything about the end times not even a word about the Rapture (Caught up) but it was prophesied to me 26 December 2007 that in the coming year starting 2008 that God was going to give me a lot of serious revelations of His Word, serious discoveries and etc. Now I can’t stop sharing some of the things God has given me. My name is Sandra Sadiq.

In August 2006 whiles I was stationed in Korea early one morning the Lord woke me up to pray like I usually do but I was so tired and I told Him I will spend time with Him before I going to work like I always do but I just needed a little more sleep. In about 45 minutes to an hour later, I heard this loud sound and the first thing that came to my mind was oh boy that is the sounding for all the soldiers on post to get ready for war (in the Army that is how we practice for war and we call it an alert). So I got up running in my barracks room getting ready for work and at the same time I was repenting to the Lord that I have to get ready for work because of this emergency so I will have to spend more time with Him later. When I finally left the room I realized there was no one on the streets or even in my office and at that time I was working for one of the general officer’s in the army. This was about 4 or 5 am in the morning. Finally I decided to go back to my room then I saw a guy on the street on post and I asked him why there is no one outside because there is an alert and later on that day I kept asking people and no one had heard that sound the sound but me. But I never bothered to ask the Lord so a couple of days later which was on a Sunday I was in the bus going to church and there was a young lady who I had invited to church talking to me in the bus but then I heard the Lord so clear and what He said to me was the sound I heard that day was from Him in Heaven that was the trumpets; wow. GOD IS SO GREAT.

On 18 September 2009, I went to the salon to get my hair done and I started talking about end times with a couple of the ladies there. I told them about the first seal been opened and one lady asked me who is the A/C and I said I can’t tell her but I will send her the scriptures so she can study them herself and allow the Lord to talk to her. Then she mentioned a name and told me she thought it was that person too but she went and asked her Pastor and her Pastor said it will be a beast from East. I knew not to engage in any arguments with her so I said I know what the Lord told me and I rather listen to God rather than any other human being. So the next day on 19 Sept. when I got up and the first thing the Lord said to me was, even He is God Almighty had to come in the form of man and was also was called the Lamb but yet did He did not come walking on all fours (looking like an actual lamb) on earth what makes people think the devil will actually send a real beast to conquer the world. Yes the bible uses the word beast or the A/C but that doesn’t mean the Antichrist will actually look just like a beast as in an animal form, oh boy. The A/C has to come in the form of man and pretend and deceive many, in order for one to deceive they will have to look and talk like the people or the thing they are trying to take over.

I LOVE THE LORD. I never thought God will pick me to give me all these end times Revelations because I really didn’t even know anything about trumpets, Rapture, end times, etc. It is easier to teach, preach or talk about these end times Revelations instead of writing them. My brothers and sisters in the Lord, please be Ready and Waiting for the Lord because there really is nothing left for Him to do other than the sounding of the trumpets.

LORD, I AM FOREVER GRATEFUL AND I LOVE YOU. REALLY THERE IS NO GOD LIVE JEHOVAH.

MARANATHA

September 23, 2009

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 A. It is also very important that we all understand just because someone refuses the Mark of the Beast and does not accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and is killed by AntiChrist’s and his team does not mean they are going to Heaven or spend eternal life with the Lord.

They will actually have to repent of their sins and ask Jesus into their hearts and others will have to rededicate their lives back to Jesus again (those will be Lukewarm Christians). I really don’t know how many times I can keep repeating these words probably till it finally sinks in your spirit that we don’t have time and you don’t want to take anything lightly. Even after the Rapture, it tells us he (A/C) is going to be in power not only in the physical realm but also in the spiritual realm. He will be in power in the sense that he is going to be controlling the world, since he is satan son or right hand man he too believes the lie there is no God that actually he is the god. The AntiChrist is going to be controlling everything including the media and he will do all he can to try to convince people there is no such thing a Rapture, that the Rapture did not happen and it is actually an alien that has adapted them or they have been kidnapped. It is the AntiChrist’s job to be used fully by the devil to try to do all he can so people will deny the existence of Jesus and also that the bible is a lie so many will end up spending eternal life in hell. My brothers, sisters and the unbelievers don’t believe those things because it is part of the plan from the enemy so we will not know the truth especially for those who will be left behind.

Revelation 13 verse 16. The AntiChrist will cause many to receive the mark, so it does not matter who you are during that time if you are poor, rich, old, middle age, middle class and etc. he is going cause all to receive the mark (666) so it is very important that we know all these things. We serve an awesome God who put all these things on paper so we will not be deceived but we will have knowledge about what is about to happen on earth.

Revelation 13 verse 17. The people who will be able to buy or sell will be those people with the name of the Beast or his Mark. Oh my brothers, sisters and unbelievers since we know we are already in the End Times and some are not sure if they are going to Rapture, but some do know because God has already told them that they will be Rapturing but it does not mean those people should fall asleep in the spirit now because they too can be left behind especially with they start going back to their old lives. If someone is not Christian they already know they cannot be Rapture because the bible says those who are His (God’s) have His Spirit dwelling in them, Hallelujah. The Word of God also says Jesus is coming for a Bride (Christians) without spot or wrinkle; Ephesians 5:27. So if you know you are living a lukewarm life you cannot and will not be Rapturing. We need to start storing up some food etc. No one will be able to buy or sell, whether to go to work and etc. remember money is going to be useless. Everything is going to be done through that Mark (666), that Mark.

It is very important that we don’t take it lightly that after the Rapture we might get a chance to some of us can’t even fast for one day so just imaging going days without food you might end up not being able to resist the devil by refusing the Mark just for food sake. Some people like I said before will or might die on the spot and they will end up in the gates of hell because after the Rapture they were part of those people who did not get a second chance to repent and give their lives to Jesus Christ. They were probably in the airplanes, vehicles etc. or around places where people operating those transports were, so they did not know even for them to run and hide somewhere for safety. The airplanes will be falling from the sky and they will be hitting public, residential areas, private places and etc. so if you are there and you have been left behind guess what those things will be coming right unto you and you will not get a chance to repent. You might not get a chance to repent or give your lives to the Lord, Jesus.
Please make copies of this sermon and also please feel free to sacrifice some of your personal time and translate this some into the main languages of your country and dialects so people can read it too and give them to your love ones the saved and the unsaved. So that they will know and understand what is about to happen on earth. Even now we don’t have time. At the end if we chose to live for God or not we will all make an account for the lives we have lived here on earth to Him. Whether we chose to be Christians or not we will all be judge at the end. Those who will to accept Him will at the end also spend eternal life in hell.

WHO IS JUDGING WHO?

Judging, not judged

WHO IS JUDGING WHO?

I think one of the most misunderstood and abused Bible verse is :

Matthew 7:1(NKJV) “Judge not, that you be not judged”

This article is not suitable for people who are quick and swift to speak out “Judge not, that you be not judged”, whenever someone mention about the shortfall of another fellow Christian. I could stop at this line of writing, as reading this article is will be subjected to judging too.

So, in what manner does an action constitutes a judging in our daily encounter? I think it is very hard to decide on any given situation to know if it constitutes a judging or not.

In our daily walk of life, we are bound to meet people who would conveniently abuse the use of this Bible verse “Judge not, that you be not judged” even though the outspoken person may have the good intention of helping by revealing a person’s shortfall . Should not another Christian seeing his or her fellow Christian friend walking towards a hole tells and warn them about it out of love? Where is love if one can’t show love? Here are some categories of people who would intentionally or unintentionally abuse the Bible verse:

1. Afraid of being guilty of judging, misunderstood the real complete meaning of Bible verse Matthew 7:1.

2. Don’t want to get involved in helping another fellow Christian; best way to shut up the person’s mouth is by mentioning “Judge not, that you be not judged.”

3. Convicted but refusal to repent, easiest way to escape is to shut up the person by quoting Matthew 7:1 “Judge not, that you be not judged.”

4. People who are legalistic and self-righteous, always judge people, usually easily gets offended and angry whenever someone point out their wrong doing and they’ll use the Bible verse Matthew 7:1 “Judge not, that you be not judged.” to shut up the speaker.

5. People who were prejudiced against the person speaking the shortfall of other Christian, they are quick to stop the person from speaking by quoting Matthew 7:1 “Judge not, that you be not judged.”

There are other categories of people abusing the Bible verse but I’ll just restrict to the common five. In this article, I’ll try my very best to give reader the balanced view.

Why is there conflict against calling for repentance?

The root cause is rebellion, against the righteous, moral government of Almighty God. Unknowingly, all the five categories of people were being used by the principalities as agents to resist God’s plan for correcting one’s life. So, the next time someone talk to you about someone else, don’t be too quick to cut the person off, be a good listener, try to understand what is the motive of the person speaking, was it just for gossips or trying to solicit help. You have no choice, you’d become an involuntary judge in this sense, so be a GOOD JUDGE since you had already been in it.

By being a good listening, you not only show that you care and love the person speaking, but also showed your maturity in loving the other people that he or she is talking about, you are doing God’s will by interceding for His people, NOT COUNSELING! Do you not know that Lord Jesus is interceding for everyone in Heaven with His prayer?

Who is judging who? Let’s us not be overly smart, and self-righteous. Ecclesiastes 7:16(NLT) So don’t be too good or too wise! Why destroy yourself?”

Let’s us examine the category of people who knowingly or unknowingly judged people.

1. Afraid of being guilty of judging.

Matthew 7:1-2 reads “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.” (NKJV).

But these groups of people do not read and understand the whole context Lord Jesus was talking about.

Matthew 7:3-5 “And why you look at the speck in your brother’s eyes, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from you brother’s eye.”

Here the passage mention about “speck” and “plank’. A speck is obviously much smaller than the plank. What these means is that many times one tends to be critical and focus on the small imperfection in another person while they themselves have many bigger shortfalls. Lord Jesus advice, “Don’t be hypocrite, first remove the plank from your own eye.” Thus Christian who had removed the plank can, out of love, help to remove the speck from the brother or sister. Example, a person who don’t gossips can advice the other person not to do it, a person who don’t tell lie can also tell the other person not to do it, a person who don’t cheat in company sales can advice the other person not to do it, etc.

2. Don’t want to get involved.

I think this is very typical of many Singaporean. “Don’t be busybody, don’t get involved”, especially witnessing for fatal car accident, many refused to step out to be a witness because of selfishness, they don’t want to inconvenient themselves. Justice needed to be served; innocent victims lost their lives because of the carelessness of other people. The blood of the innocent cried out from the rocky road for justice! If one has love, let’s show love. The Bible mentioned that “we have to carry each other’s burden.”

What great friend Job had. Job 12:13 “So they sat down with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his grief was very great.” They stay with him without talking for seven days, only problem is they speak the wrong things and wrongly judged Job, but you know what? They received deliverance in the end; Job interceded for them in prayer and restored their relationship with God. So, how can one said to have love if knowing that another person had fallen and yet not lifting a finger to get involved to help them from falling further, by praying congregationally.

“Bear ye one another’s burden, and so fulfil the law of Christ.” Gal 6:2

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13-34-35

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In my youthful days, I used to be a good innocent guy, don’t want to get into trouble. I will not want to be involved, even witnessed evil being done such as people stealing things, someone beaten someone, I just want to be in my comfort zone of NOT GETTING involved by SPEAKING NO EVIL, SEE NO EVIL AND HEAR NO EVIL. But today, I am a different person in Christ, I don’t monkey around with God’s given revelations, discerning of certain people’s spirit as they speak and it is important because this helped me to understand why a certain good nature Christian would behave in an unGodly way, a rebellion. Our Holy Spirit is the ‘Spirit of Truth’, He reveals many things to you as long as you are a willing spirit. I would be of no use to God, our Lord Jesus if I can’t speak out with His Authority!

Our Holy Spirit had taught me a great deal in Spiritual warfare, and I understood the Bible verse Ephesian 6:12 “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

3. Convicted but refusal to repent.

I think these groups are not as bad as the fourth group of people; at least they listened; only problem is that they refused to repent. For repentance, one needs to have broken spirit and a contrite heart or else they will continue their sinful ways of doing things, keeping the “old man” within them. “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit. A broken and a contrite heart.” Psalm 51:17

4. People who are legalistic and self-righteous.

I think these are the worst self-righteous group of people. This is what Lord Jesus would say to these “White washed wall Christians” or “The modern day Pharisees”

“Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about, saying: These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me. Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.” Matthew 15:7-9

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness.” Matthew 23:27

5. People who were prejudiced.

These are group of people who were being mislead by others by way of gossips. Thus they already had prejudice against the person speaking out the truth. The worst situation is that they tends to listen and believe the slandering of gossiper and totally ignored the truth spoken by the honest man. Here is the Biblical advice for those who listen to the righteous man.

. “He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward. And he who receives a righteous man in the name of the righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.” Matthew 10:41 Don’t expect monetary rewards, but when they pray for you, Heaven will open up for you to receives blessings.

Lastly, remember LOVE RULES. Whenever you want to reveals the shortfall of other people, do it with love. The Bible does taught us the proper way to correct another person, this method can be used by any non believer also. Instead of spreading or talking to other people about another person (which will ended up in gossips), the best way is to speak to the person one to one, being honest with one another and possibly renew friendship.

Matthew 18:15-17 “Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone, if he hears you, you have gained your brother. But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he refuses to hear them, thell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector.”

For non believer, instead of church maybe family or company is more applicable. Here is the fact, unfortunately, the steps in Matthew 18:15-17 wasn’t follow closely by many leaders, they will stopped at their level and just buried in the carpet and the problems with the individual wasn’t solve and it spread to others like wild fire, especially dealing the habit of gossiping.

Here are some Bible verse that you can use along with your great love for people:

Paul echoes the point Jesus was making in Romans 2:1-4. This passage reads: “You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. So when you, a mere man, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment?” (NIV).

1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 NIV says: “Test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil.” KJV of this same verse passage says: “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil.” So we definitely should judge all things (movies, books, music, and behavior of people).

2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV says: “All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 4:2 NIV says: “Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage- with great patience and careful instruction.”

Titus 2:15 NIV says: “These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.

Ephesians 5:11 NIV says: “Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.”

1 Corinthians 2:15-16 NIV says: “The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man’s judgment: For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.”

I John 4:1 NIV says: “Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” Believers should test the spirits behind a person’s action to see if the action brings glory to God.

Titus 3:3-5 NIV says: “At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.”

Conclusion:

For 3 to 4 years, I had been interceding for the same group of people and new ones through revelations. I had sent SMS, emails and wrote in Esharingportal.com as inspired by Him, hopefully to help these people to know of their shortfall, be convicted and seek repentance but instead of appreciating the goodness of God, they persecutes, spread rumours and gossips bad things about my good intention. Every year without fail, I would pray to Lord Jesus, giving thanks for what He had done for me for the whole year and also what I should do for the following year. December 2010 was a very remarkable year for me because our Holy Spirit spoke within me and said “Let go of helping these stiffed neck people.” But as I was declaring it in FB, our Holy Spirit added more words, so I ended posting “Let Go and Let out.” I was amused at this revelation and immediately gave thanks and I knew what to do. Then, while in spirit, Father Abraham spoke to me with a laughter first, “Son, what you trying to do? Even if Moses or the prophets speak to them personally, they will not change their heart.” Wow, with this rally on by Father Abraham, I could move on and let go of this people. Without fail, I had been making eyes contact whenever chance on meeting them, waved my hands and smiled to these group of people but they would just walked passed me like a rock of ice, ignoring me completely. I have many other friends that truly treasure my friendship, so I had to let them go and foster better friendship with my true friends.

So, the next time someone reveal to you about someone else or a group of people, DO NOT be too quick to shut your ears and said “Judge not, that you be not judged”, but pray for Gift of Wisdom and Discernment, be a good listener, ask yourself these questions first:

1. What is the motive of this person telling you these things?

2. Is the person saying it out of vengeance or unforgiving heart? (You need to discern the spirit of the speaker).

3. What can you do to help?

4. Do I have prejudice against the speaker or the person or the group of people mentioned? (If you have prejudice due to someone had already gives you bad ideas of a person, politely tell the person that you cannot handle this and advice him or her to speak to other friends).

Remember, the Devil also knew how to use scripture verses to distract and creates doubts in Christian’s mind, read the story of when Jesus went out into the wilderness and was tempted by the Devil. In fact, as stated in the Bible, the devil will plant tares within the wheats overnight (symbolical meaning of giving one evil thoughts while the person’s did not guard his or her mind, sleeping!). So, there is no surprise that those who are not in spirit would be used by Satan to speaks words against Christians doing the will of God, that is correct fallen Christian so that they may be redeemed again.

Which side of the fence you are on? Are you bearing the fruit of Holy Spirit? How can one say to be a Godly, or God loving person if he or she don’t hate the unGodly acts or behavior of fellow Christians? Do some self check, do you exhibits any of the behavior as stated below?

“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers (gossipers), without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” 2 Tim 3:1-7

Here is the grand conclusion to the whole matter by King Solomon:

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man’s all. For God will bring every work into judgment, including every secret thing, whether good or evil.” Eccl 12:13-14

Friends, do you have any secret things? Hidden in sub-conscious mind? Or things you swept under the carpets hopefully no one will uncover or hopefully people will forget? Have you ever preached wrong doctrines and swept under carpet, hoping that people will forget or don’t take notice? Do you know what? GOD KNOWS EVERYTHING!

The Composite Churches

THE COMPOSITE CHURCH

What is the meaning of composite church?

In dictionary, the word composite means – made up of disparate or separate parts or elements; compound: a composite drawing; a composite philosophy.

The reason I am writing this article because of my suspicion that today’s churches are of composite churches operating in certain area that are against God as mentioned in the Book of Revelation chapter 2 and 3. Notice that Lord Jesus said “I know your works.” That means Lord Jesus is Omniscient; He is all knowing and all emcompassing, nothing can escape His wisdom and knowledge, no secret work can be hidden from Lord Jesus.
Letter to seven churches
Out of the seven churches, there is only Smyrna and Philadelphia that Lord Jesus did not rebuke. There is one church that is already dead but they would not admit and they continue to put up name as if they are still alive, that church is Sardis. We can be consoling ourselves that we are not one of them or even laughing at churches that has been rebuked by Lord Jesus, but the truth this, that church today’s are THE COMPOSITE church, which in certain area, or segment or in certain group had already been under the control by the evil Spirit of Jezebel; being seduced to worship Balak, practice the authorative mind control of Nicolaitans, left the first love, lukewarm or even dead. Do not be complacent henceforth, that you should have acknowledged being a COMPOSITE CHURCH, so that what the church needed to do now is to provide new training ground so that church member can be equiped with strong spiritual sensitivity and be able to discern whether known area have the operating Agenda of our Holy Spirit or of the devil.

The letters follow a general sevenfold pattern:

A greeting. To the angel of the church.

A reference to Christ’s self designation from Rev 1:12-19, this has some application to the letter to the church.

A commendation. I know your deeds… (except in case of Laodicea and Pergamum).

A rebuke if applicable (except in case of Smyrna and Philadelphia).

A charge to repent or a warning.

A call to hear. The phrase ‘He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches’.

A promise. The phrase ‘To him who overcomes’ followed by a reference to a reward mentioned later in Revelation.

Chapter 2

To the angel of the church of Ephesus write.

2-5 “I know your works, and that your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they apostles and are not, and have found them liars and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become wary. Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place – unless you repent.

(Intepretation taken from http://www.apocalipsis.org)

v4 – Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love. – Rebuke: they had deeds but not their love for each other and Jesus as at first. The word used for love is agape a stronger form of love rather than phileo which is brotherly love. Agape most characterises the love that Christ has for us which is a deeply committed love and which depends more on the nature of the giver than the attractiveness of the one loved (cf. eros the love between lovers). We are to love one another as Christ has loved us (John 13:34), agape love and not just brotherly love. It is likely that they had lost their initial love for Christ which resulted in a lack of love for each other. This is the great test for the saints, do they love one another (1 Cor 13:3, John 13:35). Their testing of everyone to see whether they are false apostles or false brethren had created an atmosphere of mutual distrust in which love could not grow (Mounce).

v5 – Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. –

Jesus now gives three steps to recovery:

i. Remember your former condition (stop and recall your love in the past, realise your current position and compare to how you used to be).

ii. Repent (change your direction, stop doing the negative)

iii. Do the things you did at first (do the positive, repentance is not just turning from wrong but also doing what is right).
To the angel of the church in Smyrna write.

9-10 “I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich); and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer, indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.”
(Intepretation taken from http://www.apocalipsis.org)

v9 – I know your afflictions and your poverty–yet you are rich! – For the other churches (except Pergamum) Christ says ‘I know your deeds’ but here he says ‘I know your affliction and your poverty – yet you are rich’. They were physically poor but spiritually rich, contrast this with the Laodiceans who thought that they were rich but were poor, 3:17 (Jam 2:5). Physically the church in Smyrna suffered from persecution from the Jews and they were poor, they had few luxuries and possessions, yet spiritually they were rich in the sight of Christ. Jesus sees their affliction, he knows about it, this must be of comfort to this persecuted church.

v9 – I know the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. – Again he says ‘I know the slander…’ he sees their situation, he is aware of it and its injustice, once again this must bring comfort to this church. These Jews follow Satan in slandering God’s people, the word Satan means accuser (12:10), but the Devil means slanderer. Behind these Jews stands Satan; it is he, not Abraham, who is their spiritual father, John 8:44, (Wilcock). Slander, that is telling lies to blacken the character of people, is one of Satan’s weapons against the church, see the river of lies, Rev 12:15. Again in the letter to Philadelphia there is a reference to those who claim but to be Jews but are liars, they are actually a synagogue of Satan (3:9). See also other examples of Jewish antagonism in Acts 13:45, 14:2, 17:5, 18:6, 25:7. Paul defines a real Jew not as one physically circumcised but as one circumcised in the heart by the Spirit (Rom 2:29) and who believes God just as Abraham believed God (Gal 3:6-7).
To the angel of the church in Pergamos write.

13-16 “I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you where Satan dwells. But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality. Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth.”

(Intepretation taken from http://www.apocalipsis.org)

v14 – Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: You have people there who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin by eating food sacrificed to idols and by committing sexual immorality. – While the church coped with the external threat of persecution it did not deal with the threat from within the church. They had been infiltrated by Satan’s servants who introduce destructive heresies. The book of Revelation is largely about the external enemies of the church yet we must not forget the false prophets within the church. The word of God warns us about false prophets, Mat 7:15, 24:24, 2 Pet 2:1, 1 John 4:1. In the letters to the seven churches Jesus is purifying his church so that it will cope with the coming persecution. For Balaam the false prophet see Numbers 22-25:3, 31:16, 2 Pet 2:15. He enticed God’s people to commit sexual immorality and bow down and eat food offered to idols, Num 31:16. These sins all involve spiritual and physical compromise with the world, the church of God is to be blameless and holy (11:2, 14:4-5, 20:6, 21:2). Idols are mentioned because God wants to purify his church of anything that resembles idolatry (2 Cor 6:12-7:1 cf. Rev 18:4) which is the fundamental sin of those who worship the beast and his image (cf. 13:14-15, 14:7, 9-12).

v14 – eating food sacrificed to idols and by committing sexual immorality – These are the same things mentioned in the letter to Thyatira, there they tolerated the woman Jezebel, who called herself a prophetess, but who by her teaching misleads God’s servants into sexual immorality and eating food sacrificed to idols, Rev 2:20. Paul covers these topics in 1 Cor they are also mentioned in Acts 15:28, these are clearly matters that troubled the Christians of the time, see Acts 15:28-29, 1 Cor 6:18, 8:1. They involve compromise with the world, the church is to be holy and separate from the world, in the world but not of it. John was clearly concerned by idolatry (1 John 5:21).

v15 – Likewise you also have those who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans. – For the relationship between the Nicolations and Balaam see Rev 2:6 in the letter to the Ephesians. They permitted compromise with the world. This heresy is one that all God’s people are tempted with throughout church history, it is nothing new. Another OT figure, Jezebel, is used while describing the same sins in Rev 2:20 again she compromises with the world. The saints are to be pure for they are the bride of Christ, Rev 14:4. False teaching is one of Satan’s main weapons against the church, see his river of lies (12:15). If he cannot destroy the church from without he will try to destroy it from within, in 2 Cor 11:13-15 Paul talks about Satan’s servants masquerading as apostles of Christ.
To the angel of the church in Thyatira write.

19-24 “I know your works, love, service, faith, and your patience, and as for your works, the last are more than the first. Nevertheless I have a few things against yhou, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrifice to idols. And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent. Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and thsoe who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds. I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works. Not to you I say, and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as do not have this doctrine, who have not known the depths of Satan, as they say, I will put on you no no other burden.”

(Intepretation taken from http://www.apocalipsis.org)

v20 – Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols. – Despite their growing love and faith they tolerated evil in the form of Jezebel in their midst, she calls herself a prophetess but is in fact a false prophetess (Jezebel is transliterated from the Hebrew ‘Izevel meaning, ironically, chaste [Zodhiates]). Compare this church to the Ephesians who did not tolerate wicked men (Rev 2:2), Ephesus had truth and lost their love, but they had love but lost their love of the truth and permitted impure doctrine to be taught in the church resulting in impure acts. They had not guarded the truth entrusted to them, the church leaders had not guarded their flock as those in Ephesus had. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth (1 Cor 13:6). Doctrinal error leads to immorality but the truth leads to godliness (Tit 1:1). Sexual immorality and eating food sacrificed to idols are the same sins are mentioned at Pergamum. Jezebel brought idolatry into Ahab’s life, she urged him on in evil (1 King 21:25-26), especially idolatry and persecuted the prophets (2 King 9:7), note that as with Balaam in the letter to Pergamum in Rev 2:14 a famous OT figure is used to heighten the imagery. He also uses the word Jezebel because that is how God sees the prophetess. Jezebel killed the true prophets of God (1 King 18:4) and by her teaching here she is bringing spiritual death to those who follow her.

Since sexual immorality and eating sacrificed food to idols are mentioned in Acts 15:20 and in Corinthians 6:18, 8:1, we should take it literally. Eating food offered to idols would be a temptation with respect to the trade guilds which would have feasts involving food offered to idols and possibly sexual immorality. Once again spiritual compromise is warned against, James 4:4 warns that friendship with the world is hatred towards God, it is a form of spiritual adultery. In 18:4 the saints are warned to come out of Babylon so that they will not share in her sins or her punishment. The reason for his intolerance of evil is that he wants his bride to be pure cf. 14:4-5, Eph 5:27. See also comments on 2:14.

To read more about danger of Spirit of Jezebel, click Identify and remove Spirit of Jezebel
Chapter 3

To the angel of the church in Sardis write.

1-5 “I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God. Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you. You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments, and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.”

(Intepretation taken from http://www.apocalipsis.org)

v2 – Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your deeds complete in the sight of my God. – Spiritually they were asleep, Christ saw them as dead and so he commands them to Wake up! A better translation is ‘show yourself watchful’ (Mounce). They were like the five virgins who took their lamps with them to meet the bridegroom but did not take any oil (which stands for the Holy Spirit), when the bridegroom arrived they were not ready, Mat 25:1-13. We must be ready for Christ’s return which is referred to in the next verse (see also Mat 24:42 ff.). Their deeds were not complete, i.e. perfect, in God’s sight, they failed to come up to God’s standard, the implication in verse 4 of the soiled clothes is that sin was involved, it could more simply be that of neglect.

v3 – Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it, and repent.- They were to remember the word of the gospel that gave them salvation obey it and repent (1 Cor 15:2). Clearly they had forgotten what the gospel meant, and had stopped growing and bearing fruit (Col 1:4-6). They needed once again to hear the gospel of their salvation and to respond to its message afresh. The historicist interpretation would point to Luther as an example of one who heard the gospel afresh and a new vibrant church was formed. The key to their state is to hear the word of God afresh. cf. 2 Pet 1:9. They also need to obey the word, they need to be doers of the word and not just hearers only (Jam 1:22). They also need to repent of their previous attitude, they must change their attitude, wake up and strengthen what remains.

v3 – But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you. – ‘I come like a thief’ is a reference to his unexpected second coming (cf. 16:15, 1 Thess 5:2-4, 2 Pet 3:10), he warns his church to keep watch, see the warning in Mat 24:42 to keep watch, ‘because you do not know on what day your Lord will come’. This is a reminder to them of the lack of vigilance of those in Sardis who were twice unexpectedly overcome by the enemy. It can also be taken to be a reference to his unexpected coming upon them in judgement (Mounce), but it is more likely the second coming he has in view (see the warnings in Mat 24:36-25:46). We should see this as a warning to the church to be awake at His return, this is in line with the message of Revelation which is to ensure that the church is ready for his return (1:3, 16:15, 18:4, 19:7, 22:7, 12-14).
To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write.

8-11 “I know your works. See. I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name. Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie – indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you. Because you have kept My command to perservere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. Before, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.”

(Intepretation taken from http://www.apocalipsis.org)

v8 – I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. – Commendation, there is no rebuke. Jesus is the one who walks among the churches and sees. Philadelphia, meanwhile, was on the main trade route between East and West, a situation that presented the believers with an open door for the gospel into the region beyond. Although they were a tiny group with little strength, theirs was a door that God had provided and therefore no-one could shut (Hill). They had kept his word and not denied Jesus, therefore he will acknowledge them before their enemies. Ramsay points out that the “open door” is a Pauline metaphor meaning a good opportunity, i.e. an open door, for missionary work, see Act 14:27, 1 Cor 16:9, 2 Cor 2:12, Col 4:3.

v9 – I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars–I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you. – A synagogue of Satan is also referred to in the letter to Smyrna (2:9), the Jews follow Satan, whose name means slanderer, in slandering God’s people, clearly the Jews in particular were troubling these early churches as Acts demonstrates, Acts 13:45, 14:2, 17:5, 18:6, 25:7.

To the angel of the church in Laodiceans write.

15-20 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’ – and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked – I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.”

(Intepretation taken from http://www.apocalipsis.org)

v15 – I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! – He who walks among the churches sees their deeds. The water supply for the city of Laodicea came from hot springs some distance away so that it was lukewarm. There is more hope for the cold anti-Christian, such as Saul, than these lukewarm Christian who has lost his hunger for God.

v16 – So, because you are lukewarm–neither hot nor cold–I am about to spit you out of my mouth. – Literally he is about to vomit them out of his mouth. This shows his revulsion of these lukewarm Christians. The remedy is shown in verse 18 in which he counsels them to buy gold, white clothes and salve.

v17 – You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realise that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. – Their material wealth had blinded them to their true spiritual bankruptcy. The world had invaded this church, compare the similarity of her attitude with that of the harlot who said ”I sit as queen; I am not a widow, and I will never mourn’ (18:7). It is frequently noted that Laodicea prided itself on three things: financial wealth, an extensive textile industry, and a popular eye-salve which was exported around the world (Mounce). The church thought it was rich in her own eyes, but in the eyes of Christ it was poor. In Hosea 12:8 Ephraim boasts, ‘I am very rich; I have become wealthy. With all my wealth they will not find in me any iniquity or sin’. Compare the Laodiceans with the church in Smyrna who were afflicted and poor but in the Lord’s eyes were rich.

Their attitude was similar to that of the Pharisees who thought that they were healthy but were in fact sick (Mat 9:10-13), they thought that they could see but were blind (John 9:40-41, Mat 15:14). While they were not Pharisees their condition is similar which is why the Lord rebukes them. Their condition is dangerous because they do not realise it.

v18 – I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see. – Christ’s counsel to them is in three parts: to buy gold so that they become rich instead of being wretched, pitiful and poor; white clothes to cover their nakedness and salve for their blind eyes so that they can see.

v18 – I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire – This is gospel buying without price (Isa 55:1, Rev 21:6), true riches without price, i.e. salvation that is free. In 22:6 God offers freely to the thirsty to drink from the spring of the water of life, in 22:17 the invitation to the thirsty is given by the church to take the free gift of the water of life. The Laodiceans were relying on their own riches without faith in Christ. The gold represents faith in Christ, see 1 Pet 1:7, rather than trusting in their own wealth which perishes. They can only get this gold from Christ. They cannot take their wealth with them after death, but their labour of faith follows them (14:13).

v18 – white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; – Originally Adam and Eve were naked but felt no shame (Gen 2:25), but then after they sinned they were ashamed of their nakedness and sewed fig leaves to cover their nakedness (Gen 3:7). In 16:15 at the second coming Christ calls blessed is ‘he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed.’ In 3:4-5 those in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes will walk with Christ dressed in white because they are worthy. Those in Laodicea did not even have any clothes, they were naked, they have to come to Christ to get clothes to cover their sins. Joshua the high priest was dressed in filthy clothes in Zec 3:3-4, he was given new rich garments after his sin was taken away. These clothes are the white clothes of righteousness (Isa 61:10). Throughout Revelation white garments stand for righteousness (6:11, 7:9, 7:14, 19:8, 19:14), in 7:14 they are said to have ‘washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.’

v18 – and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see. – They do not even realise their nakedness and need their spiritual eyes opened so that they can see their condition. Laodicea was famous for its eye salve. Once again they must buy this from Christ.

Summary, please stop and do some self examination:-

For the church, try to understand as I explain in parable. You may see the church as a fruit tree but there are certain branches that are producing bad fruits, the church has to find out which root (root cause or which part fallen from first love) had been rotten and must identify the worms that is attacking it to cause it to rot. The church needs to spent time and effort to uncover many ground to discover it.

For individual, especial those running as Cell Group leader.

Do you practice mind control?

Do you find yourself using manipulation and hype to control people under your charge?

Are you feeling that your leadership is being threaten and you must do something such punishment to exert authority over your members?

Are you quick to get angry over member breaking your “internalised rules” and you do not hesistate to meed out punishment on to them?

If your answer to the above question is “yes” You are in danger of being control by the evil spirit of Jezebel. You need to repent and to the extent of deliverance.

Do you have lusts for authority, adultery, material gain such as money?

If “Yes”,You need to ask for the blood of Lord Jesus to cleanse you of these lusts.

Do you find yourself bearing the spiritual fruit?

1.Love

2.Joy

3.Peace

4.Patient Endurance

5.Kindness

6.Goodness

7.Faith and Faithfulness

8.Gentleness

9.Self-Discipline

(Galatians 5:22-23)

If you find that you don’t possess ALL of the above spiritual fruit, then your spirit life is in big question, are you reborn?

Lastly, do you receive Visions, dreams or revelations personaly from our Holy Spirit (Lord Jesus) or from Angels? If your answer is “No”. Then, perhaps you do not have our Holy Spirit in full control of your life. You need to pray for deep rooting with our Holy Spirit.

Addon notes(3/10/20100: (Special thanks to San Davis for sharing this video on FB)
Grace based church giving discount on true teaching of Lord Jesus leading many to the broadway of entering Hell. Be open to view this video, it is not talking about wrong teaching of Apostle Paul but the low or discounted value teaching of Lord Jesus Christ. Grace based church rarely preach about using the power of Holy Spirt, Angels, Spiritual warfare and rarely warn about the existence of Hell.

Which face you want to show?

Which face should I show?

In this part of the world, especially Chinese culture, Face is so Important!!!
We heard of Chinese saying “Give me face” Meaning “Give me the respect I entitled by giving in to me”
We also heard of another Chinese saying “I don’t want to lost face” Meaning “I don’t want to be embarrassed or lost respect”

Added Notes: 19/05/2009 by Stanley
Even Jonah, the prophet care very much of HIS FACE, because God sent him to prophesied to Nineveh “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” So the people of Nineveh, even the King himself put on sackcloth and repented. Jonah 3:10 “So God relented from the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them, and He did not do it.”
So Jonah “lost face” because what he prohesied did not happened, and he was angry with God. Jonah 4:1-2 “So he prayed to the LORD, and said, “Ah, LORD, was not this what I said when I was still in my country? Therefore I fled previously to Tarshish; for I know that YOu are a gracious and merciful God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, One who relents from doing harm.”
Jonah even wanted to die because he had “Lost his face”
Jonah 4:3 “Therefore now, O LORD, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live!” Very childish isn’t it? But God still love him as his child, he taught him a lesson.

What about Christian, which face should we show all the time to be a good testimony for Our Lord Jesus Christ?

Rev 4:7 “And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.”
This revelation was shared by Mrs Ang (Wife of Pastor Ang in Nee Soon), almost 30 yrs back, a Pentecostal Church.

Mrs Ang explained,
The four beasts represent the character of a gifted loyal Christian and Lord Jesus have the face of Humanity all the times. (With the help of our Holy Spirit, I further interprete the meaning of this passage, which was almost 30 years ago).
Face of a Lion, you must be brave and ferocious as a lion, able to charge forward and attack and kill the unholy.
Face of a Calf, you must be willing to be a slave, you slave for long hours, even with tear in your eyes, you still slave on
Face of a Man, you must possess humanity, this should be the face in the front ALL THE TIME, showing love, grace and Kindness.
Face of an Eagle, you must be able to see things from high above, with sharp eyes and quick to pick up and discern between the Good and Evil with pinpoint accuracy which is the ability to see supernatural. No one can see this spiritual character.

Brother and Sister, being children of God. What character face do we have and what face do we show most of the time? Do we show Humanity all the time or the other faces?
Addon notes 14/05/2009, testimony by Doufang Billy on 26th April 2009 “Do we have to show to people our suffering face? If I am sick, do I have to show to people my sickly face all the time so that people will take pity on me. NO! I will still show the loving face of Lord Jesus, radiant with brightness.”
And yet sometimes, we have to roar like a Lion, showing God’s wrath.

Mattew 21:12 “And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves”

Is chasing out people in the temple peaceful? Turning over tables, very gentle? Definitely NOT! If you were there at that time, you’d witnessed Our Lord Jesus’ ferocious anger, he must had roared like a lion and attack and overturned the table violently as it was mentioned in the Bible. Our Lord Jesus does showed anger, but very very seldom. What we have all the time is his Face Of Humanity, Loving, caring and Teaching people all the time!

Do not be despair, my friends, if you don’t have all the characters that are required of a Christian. You just have to be constantly be doing God’s work, praying and asking for spiritual gifts, for it is mentioned in the Bible.
James 2:26 “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.”
So not only you must have faith in God but also be a doer of God’s work. As you sharpen your skill, you are also enlarging your ability, our Holy Spirit will bring in more spirit gifts into you for HIM to administers. But if you do not want to do more work, just be contended with doing some tasks, thereby limiting yourself. Then, how can you do more work for God? A good steward for Lord Jesus is one who is without four walls but willing to increase his capacity at anytime. Now, that is the Good steward of God.

Mattew 7:7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you.”
So, you have to be constantly asking for more of Lord Jesus and it will be given. In fact once you had progressed to the level of sonship, your wish that is according to God’s will will be fulfill. Listen to my Second Audio speech for this Revelation.

Part 1 Testimony of Reborn, Angels protecting you and You have Gift of Prophecy.Holy Spirit, you have Gift of Prophecy and resolution of year 2009WMV Or

Part 2 The 3 levels of spiritual growth. .Holy Spirit, you have Gift of Prophecy and resolution of year 2009Mp3

Receiving these spiritual gifts is not for fun!
Only those who have great spiritual responsibility, a reliable son of God, then God, our Lord Jesus will approve the anointment of these Gifts and The Helper, the Holy Spirit who had dwell in you will help you administrate and prospers.