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40 DOCTRINES UNDER THE LIGHT OF THE BIBLE

 

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 BRIEF INTRODUCTION

1. YAHWEH, JEHOVAH, YHWH. THE NAME OF GOD AND ITS ESSENCE.

2. Yahshua – JESUS CHRIST. Is He the only possible saviour for all nations?

3. THE TRINITY. IS IT BIBLICAL?. HOW IS GOD?. DO YOU KNOW THE HOLY SPIRIT?

4. ORIGIN OF SIN. THE TREE OF THE GARDEN. MAN LIVES WITHOUT GOD.

5. GOD'S LOVE. SALVATION.

6. Baptism. BAPTISM Of babes. Baptism OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

7. TO BE BORN AGAIN. BIRTH FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT.

8. PRAYER. DO PEOPLE TALK TO GOD?

9. THE HOLY SUPPER. TAKING THE BREAD AND THE WINE IN REMEMBRANCE OF HIM.

10. THE ANOINTING.

11. Miracles.

12. THE BIBLE. THE WORD OF GOD. ARE THERE OTHER HOLY BOOKS?

13. THE LAW OF GOD. THE COMMANDMENTS.

14. SABBATH. THE DAY OF GOD. ORIGIN OF SUNDAY AND FRIDAY.

15. JESUS CHRIST. DID HE DIE ON WEDNESDAY OR ON FRIDAY? PASSOVER.

16. WHICH ONE IS THE TRUE CHURCH OF WHICH TO BELONG TO? The organization of the Church according to the Bible.

17. BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CHURCH: ROME, ORTHODOX, PROTESTANT, EVANGELICAL, TODAY.

18. THE MINISTRIES. THE GIFTS. HEALING, IMPOSING OF HANDS, OIL ANOINTMENT, TO SPEAK IN TONGUES.

19. PREACHING OF THE GOSPEL BY ALL BELIEVERS.

20. THE GOOD WORKS- GOOD DEEDS.

21. THE PRIESTHOOD OF ALL OF THOSE WHO ARE GOD'S PEOPLE. LOVE AND MERCY FOR OUR BRETHREN.

22. THE PEOPLE OF THE LORD, WHO ARE THEY?. WHAT ABOUT THE JEWS AND ISRAEL?

23. JUDAISM. CHRISTIANITY. ISLAM. MESSIANIC. OTHER RELIGIONS AND SECTS. WHICH ONE LEADS TO THE TRUE GOD?

24. WOMAN. DO YOU NOT KNOW THAT IN CHRIST THERE IS NEITHER MALE NOR FEMALE?

25. ANGELS. LIFE IN OTHER DIMENSIONS. EXTRA-TERRESTRIALS.

26. DREAMS. GOD TALKS TO US. BE RECEPTIVE TO THIS PRIVILEGE.

27. CREATION - EVOLUTION.

28. THE LIE ABOUT THE MEDIATION OF SAINTS, VIRGINS, IDOLS AND ANCESTORS

29. HEAVEN AND HELL. WHERE DO THE DEAD GO?.

30. APOSTASY. PROPHECY OF BELIEVERS WHO FALL AWAY FROM THE LORD'S WAY.

31. INVOKING THE DEAD. SPIRITISM. FORTUNE-TELLING. WITCHCRAFT AND MAGIC. ASTROLOGY.  HOROSCOPES.

32. DESTINY. PREDESTINATION - FREE WILL.

33. RESURRECTION vs. REINCARNATION. WOULD YOU WANT TO COME BACK TO THIS WORLD?.

35. THE END OF THE WORLD. THE DAY OF THE LORD'S JUDGMENT. ARE YOU READY TO FACE IT?

36. RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST AND THE WHOLE OF HUMANITY.

37. THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH. WILL RAPTURE HAPPEN BEFORE THE GREAT TRIBULATION?

38. THE 1000 YEARS. THE MILLENNIUM OF REVELATION 20 ANNOUNCES GREAT PROPHECIES.

39. BIBLE PROPHECIES FULFILLED, BEING FULFILLED AND PENDING FULFILLMENT.

40. THE COMING OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD. ETERNAL LIFE.

 

BRIEF INTRODUCTION

Nowadays in the XXI century when we could be close to the end of time that God has given humanity - at least the fulfillment of prophecy suggests so - man, I mean those men and women who in a sincere way seek for the true doctrine of the Lord Jesus Christ, Yahshua, those who fear God, go to a church, normally the one their family attended, or the predominant one in their home country or the one close to them.

If you find a good Church where the Holy Spirit manifests and where they follow the doctrine, practice and fellowship of the primitive church found in the New Testament, you will be in good hands and will receive the sound doctrine of the Bible. On the contrary, if you enter in a ritual-based church, of medieval doctrine, like the large established churches, you will find, as well as a distant relationship and much liturgy, a lack of information about the doctrine of the Bible, and instead you will find man-made traditions and commandments. God will help you find the True message of salvation of our soul and the spiritual guide of the Spirit of God and will bring you to know Jesus Christ.

No need to mention that many of those who are searching, before they know Jesus Christ, they take a look at other religious alternatives, since they feel uncertain about all of them. Then is when God sees the heart of that person, his true search and sends a messenger, a pastor, a friend, a stranger, a person from whose mouth flow words of Truth and of power, words that impact, Living Word that was already in the Bible, because those sent will prove that they did not invent any of them, that they were there, in that book that everyone has but few read, where Jesus Christ reveals Himself. It is then when the person decides to accept the Son of God, Jesus Christ, Yahshua, as his Saviour and Lord being born again, John 3:3. From this point, that person who already loves Yahshua, searches for the true doctrine, the knowledge to live spiritually, how to learn the Bible, how to learn the true base which is founded in Jesus Christ and the Word of God; this is when he truly appreciates having access to a doctrinal reference guide of sound doctrine of the Bible.

For this reason, I prayed to God that from this website we could offer this base of doctrine free from any denominations, based on the Bible and whose message, beloved reader, the Holy Spirit will confirm to you whether it comes from Him; that we would be given an easy and useful guide of those doctrines which are God's and which hold salvation, as Scripture says: through faith in His Blood. As men we can fail, but when the Holy Spirit moves our spirit, and if we are humble, we will finally find the true doctrines, because we are ready to ...Prove all things; hold fast that which is good... 1Thessalonians 5:21 ...and searched the scriptures daily... Acts 17:11. There is no other message that makes human hearts tender, those of good will, those who seek the Living Spirit of God, the message that Christ loves us, that He has shed His Blood for our sins on the Cross, and there is no message more motivating than knowing that He has given us His written Word, and the best possible Guide ever: His Holy Spirit who takes us to all truth, that we may come to the Father for eternity, because Yahshua of Nazareth is the Truth and the Life. To finish this introduction read John 7:17. 

The contents of this Bible Doctrine section have been reviewed and extended in June 2009, from the original ones of 1998. If you don't find a particular subject of your interest, or wish to make a comment, do not hesitate to send us an E-mail.

*Every title links to the text of the doctrine referred. Once read, its title over the text links back to this index.

 

  • You want to know God, but you know the way is not through organized religion,, nor by sects, nor by society. The world has failed. ...I pray for them;  I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours... John 17:9. Prayer of Yahshua, Jesus Christ.


  • For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Prophecy of Isaiah 9:6.


  • I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Words of Yahshua - Jesus Christ. John 14:6.
  • If you really seek God, begin today the new life though the true hand of God. The Gospel is the message for all nations, no matter their race, their origins or culture. God is the savior of those from humanity who open their hearts to Him.


  • ...Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.  1Corinthians 15:58.

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1. YAHWEH, JEHOVAH, YHWH. THE NAME OF GOD AND ITS ESSENCE

YHWH the Lord our God Is one. Creator of the Universe. The Almighty, Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnipresent. Good Father who loves us all with infinite mercy, Who has prepared a Kingdom to which He calls us for eternity through faith in the work of salvation of His Son.

Before studying the Name of God, it is more important that we know Him, His personality and attributes which are included in the meaning of His Name. Man receives information about many religions and many gods; how will man know which one is the true God?. First of all, we need to understand that the most that the "man of good will" will do, is look up and cry out for help to the Creator. God has placed in us the need to seek Him, and replies knocking on the door of our souls. Unfortunately, human kind, always doing things on its own apart from God, creating its own gods to its image and likeness, and with the characteristics that one wants, has been failing throughout the centuries. God created us, we didn’t create Him, and the great news is that He Is, and has wanted to reveal Himself to humanity; even more, He came down from His Godliness, coming in His Son Jesus Christ as a man to be close to us, to die on our behalf in order to give us eternal life through faith in His Work, if we receive Him. It is therefore obvious that there is only one alternative for man: To believe in the one and only God who promises the everlasting life by His own merits, not through ours - as all religions, false gods and philosophies request.

It is also important to point out the fact that, although God chose a people who would really represent the origin of people of faith, those He did it to, were chosen to prove that He is with the weaker ones, those fewer ones, therefore those with less power, but those at that time who always looked up with an open heart to the Truth, I mean Abraham, father of nations, not only father of Israel. Abraham is the father and prototype of the man of faith from which every man of any nation becomes spiritual son if he seeks God in Spirit and Truth. We must thank God for the dedication of the Jews in keeping the Bible, later on for the Apostles and for the Church in its different denominations, and today also for the Bible Societies and other organizations that transmit and look after the Word of God that the Holy Spirit has revealed and confirmed as His Word with unquestionable proofs like the scrolls found and the fulfillment of its prophecies. Additional to the legacy of this treasure from God, He gives us understanding of it because we seek Him, although in reality God is who seeks us and gives us the same message that we find in the Bible, which is for all nations: change your mind and accept that God provides salvation for us in two fields: from our own world and project without Him, and from eternal death, through the victory of Jesus Christ on the Cross over the enemy who deceived us to make us become enemies of God.

You must also understand that any person who hasn't had the knowledge of the Bible and of the salvation of Jesus Christ, because he was not preached, or because it was thousands of years ago, his heart will be weighed by God; God will look at the intention of the search of that soul and will preach to him in the place of the dead, where Jesus Christ descended after the Cross, to announce His victory over death; then they will have the opportunity. As it reads in the Apostles' Creed: ...descended into hell... and 1Peter 4:6 talks about Jesus Christ preaching the Gospel to the dead, not only referring to those alive who are dead to the Holy Spirit, but also to those physically dead, the Work that Jesus Christ did after dying on the Cross. Do study this doctrine. We also read about it in Philippians 2:10. Don't you think that every soul must have the opportunity? God is just.

After the study of the origin of the Name of God, we notice that the form  from right to left is YHWH, being the closest way in which we can write the Name of God in our language and YAHWEH if we add vowels. But I would like to exhort everyone to understand that the Name of God cannot be pronounced in the content of its essence, nor read in its wide and infinite meaning, because speech, or language, or having to transmit ideas through speech is a limitation to the essence and the definition of God Almighty. Yahweh is the way to write and read God's name according the Hebrew students. Jehovah is not correct; it comes from the addition of the vowels of Adonai (The Lord) to the Tetragrammaton (four letters: YHWH). But the Name was not pronounced, in order to avoid blasphemy from the gentiles and to keep it to the Jews. ...Thou shall not take the name of YHWH your God in vain... 3rd Commandment. God said to Moses: I am that I am, I will be. Exodus 3:14. God is who He is, and exists through eternity.

God, and also men, have a name that defines them, or should define them. The name defines the essence of the being, and therefore God, His name, is associated with Being, with existence, with origin, He who Is. The famous "I am that I am". Because God Is, we are. He is the beginning and the end, the Alpha and the Omega, the origin, the eternity, the essence of life, and so many definitions that wouldn't fit in the internet neither in books.

Neither Jehovah, nor Jesus are the real names. One of the reasons is because the letter "J" is only 500 years old. There is no J in the Bible, not in Hebrew nor in Greek, the phonetical sound did exist. It became a letter itself in Latin and it was created to replace the "i" when it was together with the "e", like in Iesous which is Jesus. These are Greek or Latin forms. Jesus is Yahshua, which is composed of Yah and Shua, Yah is God and Shua is salvation, Emanuel: Emanu-El: with us He, where He is God. Christ the Messiah, Mashiah, is salvation of God. Yahweh or Jehovah, Lord of hosts: The Commander in chief of the heavenly armies, of the angels or spirits, and of creation. Elí, Elohim, El Shaddai: (Almighty God), Adonai. El: God, was the revelation to Noah and to Abraham.

We must not forget that even Abram was changed for Abraham, Sarai for Sarah, Yacob or Jacob for Israel. All this shows us that the name includes the essence of the person. God will give every one of us a new name, individual and untransferable by which He will call us, and only each of us will know it and will reply by it. This is another proof of the existence of the personal soul. Two twins may have an identical DNA, but their soul and spirit are different.

Once we know the name, we know the essence of the being. When we pray in the name of Yahshua, Jesus Christ, we pray in the power of Christ as He taught us.

God will give us that individual new name in resurrection, and His new name in our minds: Revelation 3:12.

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE ORIGINAL HEBREW NAME

Hebrew is written right to left, so we place the letters the other way round, or the right way round, depends on the criteria, to enable us to read them in our language. We also show the numerical value because Hebrew contains a numerical value in each letter: these four of the name of God are called Tetragrammaton:

YHWH. Y (Yod=10),  H (He=5),  W ó V (Waw=6),  H (He=5). 

Y: Yod is the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet and it has an unbreakable shape, like God. It means the infinite.

H: He is the fifth letter and its pronunciation requires no effort, just like for God to create the world.

W: Waw (W or V is used in the Scripture depending on how old the Text is), in the origins there was no v in Hebrew but W, therefore in our website we use the oldest). Its value is six, like creation was created in six days. A figure is complete and close when it has 6 sides, top, bottom, left, right, front and rear.

The Name of God YHWH values 26 (Y = 10, H = 5, W = 6, H =5). For our information the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, Alef: its value is 1 (The unity of God, God is 1 "The Father and I are 1") but is made of one Waw (=6) and two Yod (10 times 2 = 20)=26. Far from an approach to numerology, this exposure only aims to provide this knowledge per se.

The original Hebrew does not have vowels; therefore the Tetragrammaton is YHWH ó YHVH. If we add those vowels it should be YaHWeH or YaHVeH. 

Know the FATHER OF THE CARPENTER. We pray that you will receive all the blessings, in the name of   

 

 


 

 

2. Yahshua – JESUS CHRIST. Is He the only possible saviour for all nations?

Jesus Christ speaks of Himself in a way and with a message not found in any other messenger of God. This is the first thing that impacts the mind of anyone who hears the following Words, that were said by This messenger who is His own Son:

I am the way, and the truth, and the life; nobody comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6.

I am the bread of life. John 6:35.

I am the light of the world. John 8:12.

I am the door. John 10:9.

I am the good Sheppard. John 10:11.

I and My Father are one. John 10:30.

I am the true vine. John 15:1.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but heave everlasting life. John 3:16.

All this in the New Testament, but in the Old Testament we find something just as amazing:

Behold the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14.

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6.

Fulfilled prophecies, as we all know.

Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. 24Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: 25And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS. (Yahshua, Emmanuel) Matthew 1:23.

...Lo I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Matthew 28:20.

You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life. John 5:39.

Yahshua has victory over the world and over death and says to us:  I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. John 6:35. 

You will never find another saviour that will tell you a message like the Gospel, and who has proven to come from God, has victory over death, grants you everlasting life, cleanses your conscience, protects you and keeps you until the coming of the Kingdom of God, and Who has proven that He loves you so much as to give His life for you. You can then ask yourself what place is there, then, for religions?.

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12.

There is no other name given to men in which we can be saved. Man has had enough time until the 21st century to understand that he will not achieve being a holy people, a nation who loves his neighbour in loyalty and honour an unbreakable moral in accordance with perfection. Today humanity corrupts itself; man does not evolve from being a rational animal who provides for his carnal desires, far from God and from mercy, far from Love. Religions have failed.

Smile :-) God loves you. 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

3. THE TRINITY. IS IT BIBLICAL?. HOW IS GOD?. DO YOU KNOW THE HOLY SPIRIT?

 

YHWH the Lord our God Is one. Creator of the Universe. The Almighty, Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnipresent. Good Father who loves us all with infinite mercy, Who has a Kingdom ready to which He calls us to for eternity through faith in the work of salvation of His Son. He exists eternally in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Trinity is not rational but spiritual; it is not understandable by man’s mind, but can be discerned by our spirit when we are born again of the Spirit of God, and is evident by experience to those of us who know God in His Word and through His Spirit. God is not three beings or different gods. Man is made to the image and likeness of God, and we are also three: spirit, soul and body. 1Thessalonians 5:23.

 

When God touches our heart and we are called to the faith that convinces us to receive the Son of God, once we receive Jesus Christ as our Savior, once we begin our relationship with the Father through the Son, we experience that we also begin our relationship, as He promised and was fulfilled at Pentecost, with Him who fulfils His prophecy that says: ...16Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the veil shall be taken away. 17Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 2Corinthians 3.

 

The Lord Jesus also said: ...If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Helper, that he may abide with you for ever; the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him, nor knows him: but you know him; for he dwells with you, and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans: I will come to you... ...But the Helper, which is the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, all things that I said to you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you... John 14:15-31.

 

Jesus Christ explains to us that the world, man without God, cannot see neither know the Spirit until he is born again. In this Text, Jesus Christ refers to Himself as Father, when He says He will not leave us comfortless, and therefore as the Father sends another Comforter who does the function of Father, referring to the Holy Spirit, it is attributing to Him the function of Father. It is in this key Text that Jesus reveals to us that the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit do in us the function of Father for ever, as well as the other two.

 

In spite of the above, in terms of arguments, once we are born again and experience these words made alive in our own daily life, there is no doubt that this relationship with God is real, and although the mind cannot explain it in a rational way, we are dealing with God Himself in our inner relation with the Father, with the Son and with the Holy Spirit in unity. These brief Bible Texts show the antiquity of our relationship with God:

 

FATHER:

 

...Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, o LORD, art our father, our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting. Isaiah 63:16.

 

SON:

 

...For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6.

 

HOLY SPIRIT:

 

...The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously?. James 4:5.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

4. ORIGIN OF SIN. THE TREE OF THE GARDEN. MAN LIVES WITHOUT GOD.

The first message I would like to transmit is the need to have an attitude to reposition yourself, to forget all the concepts that religions have transmitted about the concept of sin, regarding it as the unfulfillment of the precepts and rules. To sin is to err, not to do something well. Man does not live how he should, because he has separated from his origin who is God. The world has developed by a human kind which God has left to its free will but whom He invites to everlasting life with Him in heaven through the Gospel of repentance. The man of good will who looks around him soon comes to the conclusion that this is not the world in which he would like to live, because it is not just.

This is sin: having wanted to live separated from God, which as a result has created a system, or in other words, having given to the devil the power that God gave us, who has used it to create a system of evil and hate, that seeks enmity against God and seeking egoist profit. This is the sin of man. Keep reading because there is true hope.

MAN WITHOUT GOD (TAKEN FROM THIS WEBSITE IN "THE GOSPEL")

This is the universal message for every man of every nation and religion which he will have to leave, if he seeks God truly. The God of the Bible, Yahweh, Jehovah, his Son Yahshua or Jesus Christ and the Bible itself, don't belong to churches, nor to the western world, not even to the people of Israel, but to all humanity, those who become the Body of Christ universally; any other explanation is sectarian and therefore it has no place in the mind of the man of good will. We should say that Jesus Christ is not Christian if we base ourselves on the kind of Christianity which the western world has exported. Jesus Christ is the universal savior.

Man lives without knowing God. Normally he realizes that He exists and tries to justify himself before Him, through religion or by good works of mercy for others, and then considers himself a good person. Sin is to live without God. Man does not know God. God manifests Himself to us by the preaching of His Living Word in Spirit, which says that He, in Jesus Christ, gave His life for us, His physical blood which is symbol of His Spirit; first as propitiation for us, cleaning our conscience and also delivering us from our enemy, and from our spiritual death, which is not to have a relationship of love with Him. This is the way our beloved God opens the door to us, to begin a new life walking by His side, and after, in resurrection eternal life by His side.

And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: 23Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. 24So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life. Genesis 3:22.

Allegorically Eden means to be with God and to feel His presence. To live in paradise. In a future Bible study THE TREE IN THE CENTRE OF EDEN. But man in his foolishness, misled by the devil, and coveting knowledge, insisted in wanting to live without God, and left Him; even today mankind, as a people, is separated from God. The flaming sword that turns every way is the Word of God: The Bible. No one will understand it by religions, nor by the rational intent of understanding it to then judge it. Only those who believe in God and are humble will see it, because His Spirit provides the spiritual interpretation. The tree of life is Christ. Man cannot eat from It, unless admitting to being a sinner, and accepting Christ by faith.

This is why God gave us His Law, so that mankind can come to know that it is under sin and unable to fulfill the best moral possible. ...Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. ...23For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood... Romans 3:20.

...Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ... Romans 5:1.

 

 

 


 

 

5. GOD'S LOVE. SALVATION

God's love for man reflects in the work of His Son on the Cross. For God so loved us that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16. Salvation is received by faith in the work of redemption of Christ for us, that through repentance transforms man's mind in Christ's, by the new birth from the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ preached His sacrifice for us and resurrection to all the dead of all times, past, present and future, (John 5:25), who have not had the opportunity of hearing the Gospel because they were not reached by the preaching nor have had access to the Bible to know It, so that all people from history of humanity are given the opportunity of salvation. Ephesians 4:9, 1Peter 3:19-20. We all have to accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and personal savior and must tell the Father and Christ and confess it to others, because:

...For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16.

...Jesus answered and said onto him, Most assuredly , I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. John 3:3.

RECEIVE THE LORD Jesus Christ, Yahshua, the only Way to the Father, and THE GOSPEL, His salvation message.

 

 


 

 

6. Baptism. BAPTISM Of babies. Baptism OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

 

I will divide the teaching on baptism in four parts, as there are four different uses:

The first one is the original one, the baptism in water to proclaim that we have understood our need to be cleansed from sin by the Blood of Christ, and that we are sinners, and therefore we repent; that we want to change our minds of our own will to receive Yahshua as our only savior.

 

THE BAPTISM IN WATER.

 

Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. 14But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? 15And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. 16And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 17And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Matthew 3:13.

 

And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins; 4As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet... Luke 3:3.

 

And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway. Acts 16:33.

 

Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?...Romans 6:3.

 

 

THE BAPTISM OF BABIES

If baptism in water, in the name of Yahshua, of Jesus Christ, is the ritual act done by the believer to prove to God, to the Church and to every principality and power, the confirmation of his repentance or mind-change, the "metanoia", a baby cannot change his mind, because he still cannot express it through speech, although his personality, his spirit and his soul are eternal. Therefore the baptism of babies is only a symbolic act of the parents, but not for the soul of the child who will  first have to come to know Christ, Yahshua, in his life, or in death. It is more reasonable then that the child understands the Gospel before being baptized.

...1Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God... ...6For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly... ...12Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned... ...18Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. Romans 5.

This Bible Text backs this argument; justification is by faith in the work of the Cross of Christ Yahshua. Therefore whoever baptizes confirms having accepted the Gospel.

The children that die or are aborted, even though they are counted as heirs of Adam's sin, they encounter Yahshua who opens His arms of Godly love for them, for whom He also died to save them. The mentally ill, the mentally-handicapped or in comma will be set free of their sickness in resurrection, as we will all resurrect, and then they will meet Christ who so loves them. For all of them there will also be an encounter with Yahshua who will open His arms and will announce the deliverance from the inheritance of sin.

The fact that a child is not baptized does not stop him from having a relationship with God, neither does it mean that he is not saved, as the following Texts prove:

Before I formed you in the womb, I new you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations. Jeremiah 1:5.

This Text implies the eternity of the soul, God's knowledge of all of us, and the predisposition of each of us for loving God and of accepting Yahshua the Messiah before we came to the world.

Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them. 14But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. 15And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence. Matthew 19:13.

And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:2.

And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. 14But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. 15Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. 16And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them. Mark 10:13.

And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them. 16But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Luke 18:15.

The child on his way to maturity, before his youth, must be instructed in the Gospel by his parents so that when he has discernment he may repent and ask to be baptized in the Holy Spirit and participate at home of the Holy Supper with the brethren and family.

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6.

This is a battle that the devil is winning in society, today's youth seek to do whatever their carnal flesh desires, or coveting, or sex, being dissolute and their parents don't care about them, because they do the same. According to the prophecy of the Bible: And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers. Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. Romans 1:28.

 

THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

 

John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. Luke 3:16.

 

But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able. Matthew 20:22.

 

And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 3And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 4And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. 1Corintios 10:2.

 

50But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished! 51Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division... Luke 12:50.

 

 

BAPTISM IN FIRE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

 

7Awake, O sword, against my Shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the Shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones. 8And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. Zechariah 13.

The part will remain. This is the people of God, those who walk through the narrow Way to find Eternal Life which is in Christ Yahshua. ... I AM THE LIFE...

9And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and each one will say, The LORD is my God.

In NKJV the translation says, "each of them will say" instead of all, because God talks to every man, to each one in particular and also because we are one with Him, and belong to the Begotten of the Father, to Christ who has the only spiritual genetics of God, because when we become part of the Body of Christ we become one in Christ.

This is the way God talks to us in advance about those events to happen regarding the remnant who has been saved by the Grace of God, those who had faith, that gift that only God gives. But it is after faith, that God talks to us about the last step, the baptism of fire. This fire is spiritual and the one that burns in us those traditions and reasoning of the dead man that we were before we knew Him. That purifying fire of God, finally delivers us from the remnants of the world that we still have inside, so that our soul is cleansed in the Spirit with Christ before we go to the Kingdom with Him. But this baptism in fire is not only for the last days of our life, but when the person offers himself to God to be spiritually circumcised removing the burden of the flesh which stops us from opening our hearts. 

 

BAPTISM FOR THE DEAD

 

Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead? 1Corinthians 15:29.

 

This is the verse used by the Mormons or Church of the Late Day Saints to seek their genealogic tree and baptize for the dead. They justify saying that it is really a symbolic act to attract the attention of God over their ancestors in case they believed, so they may have all justice fulfilled if they did not know the Gospel.

 

When Paul preaches to the Corinthians he is talking, in the context of the entire chapter 15, about the faith in resurrection and that there were pagan people like those in Eleutheropolis, also called Bet Gubrin, who used to baptize for their ancestors, as they believed that by doing so they would guarantee a good life in resurrection, therefore, and because the Corinthians were people contaminated with pagan traditions, he teaches them this way, according to the Text we read before, so that they may focus on resurrection and not in baptizing for the dead, because it was a pagan baptism and of mere symbolic purification, without power, and not in the name of Yahshua as it was taught by the apostles in Acts 2:

 

...36Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. 37Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? 38Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
 

Therefore the baptism of the dead is a non-Biblical interpretation. Baptism is an act of faith which one does in full consciousness of what he is doing, which we have explained in the baptism in water.

 

Neither the apostles, nor the rest of the true Church, have ever taught to baptize for the dead as a doctrine.

 

 

CONCLUSION ABOUT BAPTISM.

When Christ is accepted by faith, one receives the baptism of the Holy Spirit, it is the anointment that God gives us, when He touches the heart and gives us the Faith in Christ, in His Word and in Eternal Life, obtained for us by the merit in the Cross of Yahshua, the Christ.

The Bible teaches baptism from the origins of the story of the crossing of the Red Sea, and also, and specially, when crossing the Jordan to enter into the Promised Land.

We can say that those who must be baptized are those who understand the work of redemption of Christ for their lives, those who are called to give testimony of it. But those who are people of God and never knew about baptism in water, did not a need it for salvation, as they would have done so if they knew. The first diverts to the second, but not the other way round, therefore the Bible says: ...He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. Mark 16:16.

Take note that it does not say who was not baptized, but who would not believe in Christ when preached.

How about yourself, have you baptized?

...38Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit... Amen. Acts of the Apostles 2.

 

 


 

 

7. TO BE BORN AGAIN. BIRTH FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT.

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? 5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 8The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. John 3:3-8.

When a person has been born again from the Spirit of God, he enters into a dimension which he could not see before. It is like giving eyesight to a person who was born blind. We are born spiritually blind. When God opens our eyes, when Yahshua heals the born blind, He is really teaching us - apart from the miracle - that we need to see eternal life, which is the spiritual one. He shows us His mind so we may receive it, if we feel that we love Him and we miss Him because of the existential emptiness that we bring in our souls before we are capable of acting with the use of reasoning.

May no one be left in the dimension of darkness; come to Him and you will receive the Light so that you may be light.

Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light. Ephesians 5:14.

What a privilege to live with God from today, by this new birth, through the spiritual understanding. Share your life with him, He is your best friend.

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8. PRAYER. DO PEOPLE TALK TO GOD?

 

I read in the Internet that some websites offer a service of a computerized prayer program, for a 'reasonable' price; the software repeats prayers to the different gods hoping for the blessing of the people. Some people are foolish, but to that point?. Nevertheless, in India they have columns that they spin round and are counted as prayers. And a never-ending list of situations which people put their minds into that make no sense.

 

Prayer means to express verbally, to talk to God on our own or with others. Therefore the doctrine of the Spirit of God instructs us to talk to Him, not to repeat ready-made sentences, to talk in our intimacy and frankly, because God knows our situation, but is pleased in us sharing it with Him and blesses us with the solutions in our lives. We find two good examples of prayer given by the Lord, the Son of God, when He was on earth: one is the most famous prayer in the world, The Lord's Prayer, and His prayer in John 17.

 

But what I really want to point out from prayer, apart from the communication with God, is its power. The Bible shows that prayer is like a power on God's side, when it is done in the name of Yahshua, Jesus Christ, is like a source of God's power that is added to the battle against powers in heaven. Prayer for the sick, for the prisoners, to ask for rain, to ask for the poor, to stop wars, etc.  It is as if through prayer we could be united with God in the different causes. Try telling God about your life in the name of Yahshua, Jesus Christ!

 

Yahweh appeared to Solomon the second time, as he had appeared unto him at Gibeon. 3And Yahweh said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before me. 1Kings 9:2.

O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come. Psalm 65:2.

...Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer. Isaiah 56:7.

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. Matthew 6:6.

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11Give us this day our daily bread. 12And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. Matthew 6:9.

And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. Matthew 21:22.

And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting. Mark 9:29.

Pray without ceasing. 1Tessalonians 5:17.

Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. 14Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. James 5:13.

...having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. Revelation 5:8.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

9. THE HOLY SUPPER. TAKING THE BREAD AND THE WINE IN REMEMBRANCE OF HIM.

 

In remembrance of Me, this do as often as you take it. For the glory of Christ the Messiah. We declare ourselves to be body of Christ when we take it, everyone must know if he has the mind of Yahshua the Christ and if one is temple of the Holy Spirit.

 

When taking Holy Supper, it is an announcement that we are body of Christ to all powers in the heavens for the glory of God. The communion is the intimacy and the sharing of the secret of God with us.

 

The secret of Yahweh is with them that fear him; and he will show them his covenant. Psalm 25:14.

But his secret is with the righteous. Proverbs 3:32.

And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; 28For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. 29But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom. Matthew 26:27.

And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves: 18For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come. 19And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. 20Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you. Luke 22:17.

The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? 17For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread. 1Corinthians 10:16.

This is how the first Christians used to take Holy Supper in their homes, and so should we, in remembrance of Him.

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10. THE ANOINTING.

 

The anointing of God over man is like our clothing from Above that covers us in holiness, in wisdom and guide, and in protection that drives us in the Way of Salvation for ourselves and to serve others who want to know God.

But the anointing which you have received from him abides in you, and you do not need that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teaches you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it has taught you, you shall abide in him. 1John 2:27.

Throughout the history of humanity, this blessing has always been searched for, even by our ancestors; still today in hidden tribes men look for God's anointment, even those who do not know Him. However, in many occasions the anointed ones take advantage of it and misuse their position misleading others, deceiving them by making people believe that a leader or a group have the anointment because they have a higher knowledge. In this advice to distinguish those who are from those who are not anointed we must include the recommendation in the Bible: ...you shall know them by their fruits... Matthew 7:16.

 

The anointing has two purposes: the anointment from God, the one we seek to live covered or clothed by it, and the anointment which one receives from God for a ministry, like when a king is anointed, or a priest is for a particular ministry.

 

But the anointment of the Holy One, who is Christ, is the anointment that I want to talk about here, because it is an attitude towards God that brings the blessing of God for those people who surrender to Him. How wouldn't God anoint those who love Him and keep His commandments and are waiting for the coming of His everlasting Kingdom?

 

...But you have the anointing of the Holy One and know all things. 1John 2:20.

The Holy One is Christ, the Anointed amongst the anointed, the King of kings, our King.

...He should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. (Christ means Anointed). Luke 2:26.

...You anoint my head with oil, my cup runs over. Psalm 23.

...The Spirit of Yahweh is upon Me, because Yahweh has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He sent Me to heal the broken hearted... Isaiah 61:1.

 

There is also a third anointing which I would like to point out, the anointing of the sick. I don't mean the sacrament of the roman church for those dying or just dead, called extreme anointing. The anointing of the sick is for those with faith in God healing illness:

...anointed with oil many who where sick and healed them. Mark 6:13.

...pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Yahshua and the prayer of faith shall save the sick... James 5:14.

 

May the anointing of God that is over all of us who love Him, be on us, the clothes of His Holy Spirit.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

11. Miracles.

 

Manifestation of God in His people to show them His glory in particular circumstances and the wonders of His power. Some churches only seek these manifestations and place them before the Gospel and praise, others deny them. The Church has always lived seeing the miracles of the Lord.

 

There are many testimonies of people daily who assure having received miracles, in hospitals there are always doctors who have been astonished with healings that cannot be explained, and in the world many people are saved from impossible situations. There will always be unbelievers who will never realize that even the act of breathing or the fact that the Earth keeps going round and does not crash with an asteroid that will annihilate humanity is already a miracle. The same God who opened the water, the one who raised Lazarus is the same God today and for eternity, and has the power to do the same miracles always. Pray to the Father in the name of Yahshua, Jesus Christ, and He will do.

 

But your eyes have seen all the great acts of Yahweh which he did. Deuteronomy 11:7.

 

So Manoah took a kid with a meat offering, and offered it upon a rock unto Yahweh: and the angel did wondrously; and Manoah and his wife looked on. Judges 13:19.

 

Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? Matthew 7:22.

 

And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: 12So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them. Acts 19:11.

 

God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to his own will? Hebrews 2:4.

 

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12. THE BIBLE. THE WORD OF GOD. ARE THERE OTHER HOLY BOOKS?

 

In the Bible we find the fulfillment of the prophecies, without exception, and the highest moral that exists, and wisdom, and personal knowledge of God, it also includes the message of salvation: the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, through the redemption of the Son of God, not by our works, as opposed to every religion. Man saves through faith in that only work of Jesus Christ, and not through his own moral or religious efforts, and good works he will do to his neighbour through love. There is no other message like God's.

 

There is neither any other compilation of books that agree with such consistency like the Bible does, with the centuries of separation between them. Science and history also give credit to the Bible as true and inspired. Herodotus, Josephus, the Dead Sea scrolls, the secret code of the Bible, the mathematical code of the Bible (see these in PROPHECY) and the archaeological discoveries about the miracles that happened are a source of information that can only be ignored if the individual insists in remaining blind before the evidence of their veracity.

 

Why other books are not the Word of God? They are not prophetic regarding its fulfillment, they do not include the history of creation and of humanity according to science, and they do not offer the salvation of the soul and the gift of everlasting life as a gift of God that man cannot obtain by his own merits and also the Bible includes the highest existing moral.

God has always spoken to man to guide him in his life, although our nature is one that rather lives not counting on Him. The Lord has always spoken to those who come close to Him and has revealed His Will and the truth for our lives in a way that we can come to know Him. But if the Bible is read with no faith and with skeptical eyes just to decide whether or not to obey God's commands, it will not be understood, and it will be misinterpreted: ...because the letter kills but the Spirit gives life. (2Corinthians 3:6) This is God's will, that His Word may not be understood if we don't love Him: "I shall give them eyes that that they may not see and ears that they may not hear..." But if we seek the truth, the Bible will reveal to us as: ...The Word of God made man, Christ Himself talks to us... John 1. We must have this attitude in order to understand it spiritually, and for each one of us in our daily life. If man in his heart surrenders to God, then: "The Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth" John 16:13. The Bible is written so that we may understand our life and our relationship with our Creator and Lord who misses us so much, and so that we may know how to guide ourselves in life before our neighbour and before ourselves.

Therefore the Bible is not only true history of the world, but the history of the life of every man, of the past, of present and of the future in his relation with God through Yahshua, Jesus Christ.

And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables. Exodus 32:16.

Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. Matthew 22:29.

And have ye not read this scripture... Mark 12:10.

 

And he began to say unto them, this day is this Scripture fulfilled in your ears. Luke 4:21.

 

And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. Luke 24:27.

 

And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the Scriptures? Luke 24:32.

 

Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. John 5:39.

 

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. 2Timothy 3:16.

 

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13. THE LAW OF GOD. THE COMMANDMENTS.

 

The teaching of the Master Yahshua about the Law, leaves no doubt that God seeks the heart, the will to love our neighbour and Him when He asks those who came to the famous stoning of the adulterer that whoever was without sin among them should be the first to throw a stone at her. The eldest were the first to leave, then He commanded the adulterer not to sin again. This teaching does not allow freedom for adultery nor tolerates it, which is what today's society and human rights preach; on the contrary, in the law of condemnation, in the perfect Law of God, man cannot make himself perfect by its fulfillment, because he finds another law in his members, inside him, which is the animal law of the flesh and of an evil anti-Christ mind.

 

The law of man in our days in its highest level of Human Rights, does not impose death penalty to terrorists, legalizes adultery and homosexuality, idolatry, and depending on which country and traditions we find different laws that don't make man perfect, because he cannot submit to them. And thus the old enemy of mankind is still handling humanity as if they were puppets, through lies and deceit, tolerating every behavior as long as man can make money out of it, and satisfy the desires of the flesh, including pedophilia, an abomination we constantly find on the news and those who practice it are many times highly ranked honorable officials and religious people; at least it is still prosecuted. Abortion is being legalized as a contraceptive together with the so-called culture of death, flooding the western society. God is the just judge and condemns them if they do not repent. The outcome of this situation is that humanity tolerates abominations that God condemns, but then man wants to set limits to the new generations who have grown up in this society and the consequence is the current moral degeneration prophesized in the Bible for the end of times. The law of man does not stand, and its justice has no power; man, under the direction of the evil one has created an ideal system for the wicked ones. What about you, would you prefer the Law of God?

 

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14.  SABBATH. THE DAY OF GOD. ORIGIN OF SUNDAY AND FRIDAY.

 

The day of Passover, 14th of the month of Nisan, Christ entered in the Holy of Holiest, in the heart of His Father, and on the Earth in the Holiest of the Temple, the veil was rent and the way to God was opened by His Son.

 

It is since then that the fourth commandment, the Sabbath, acquires its full spiritual value, (because the Law is Spiritual, Romans 7:14) because for God the day of rest is the one when a man receives Him in his heart, and is the true rest day for that man, the day he knows God and that day is the one when one knows and accepts the ...Lamb of God which takes away the sin of the world... John 1:29, because for the sake of the Day of Passover, a rest day is celebrated, or "Sabbath of great solemnity", and this is the objective of the meaning of the Sabbath which God refers to: That He and we rest from the work of being created as sons of God and the celebration of the exit from the bondage of men to the world to come to know Christ in freedom, that we may have the Sabbath in our souls, those of us who believe in Him as our Saviour and fulfil in our souls the Spiritual Law, no longer being a literal but a spiritual commandment for a spiritual relationship with God. It is in this situation when God rests the seventh day of our spiritual life and inner creation.

 

Therefore as it is written in the commandment: in the Sabbath, thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor your son... nor any one in your house with exception of the wife - who is not mentioned, because spiritually, the wife is our soul, that is reserved to do the spiritual work of the special priesthood of intersection of the Sabbath which is the day (or new era of our life, because what God seeks on us is that we live in Sabbath every day of our lives, that we may carry our cross with Him, that we may share His yoke), day, in other words life, that we must dedicate to God, to Christ, so that He may see that:

 

First: we have accepted His sacrifice as the work needed to be done, and therefore we must not try to do any work to achieve salvation of our souls, because as it is said in the commandment, thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor your son, nor any one of your house. This is the spiritual interpretation of this commandment, it does not mean not doing any work or labor, but no work for salvation, as salvation belongs to the Savior, to Yah-Shua, the salvation of Yah.

 

Second: That He sets us free from the literal law of religion of the Torah, which comprehends the 613 commandments and ordinances, that we may fulfil through the Spirit the moral commandments of perfect religion given by God to men, with a new conscience in the mind of Christ integrated into our new mind, so that we no longer live under the law, but under the grace of God, and they may see that religion is slavery; and also free from the slavery of Egypt, that symbolizes the world and the system of society governed by Satan, because the flesh cannot submit to the law, and if anyone considers himself perfect, because he is rich in spirit, he should make himself poor in spirit, because before God the only thing that counts is to love Him and to be humble, recognizing the dependence that we have on our Creator, and accepting that He came to the world obtaining victory over death giving us everlasting life, because death is the great lie with which Satan deceives us, because they will all resurrect, and also as it is said in Scripture, ...And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28.
 

And Third: That we now have open access to the Father, because Christ has fulfilled in our souls the work of the Law, the commandment of the Sabbath, has cleaned our conscience of dead works, and makes us want to live in the presence of God, to walk guided by His hand, like Adam used to walk in the beginning. The veil has been rent by Christ for those who receive Him and come to the Father through His hand. If the literal Israel do not accept the Jewish Messiah, Who is the Messiah of all people of all nations, who does not belong nor to them, nor to western Christianity, they will not have peace in their literal land, nor the people of all nations, neither in their souls, which are the promised land of God, where He lives until the arrival of the new spiritual dimension if the Kingdom of God.

Keep the Sabbath day to sanctify it, as YHWH thy God hath commanded thee. 13Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work: 14But the seventh day is the Sabbath of YHWH thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou. 15And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that YHWH thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore YHWH thy God commanded thee to keep the Sabbath day. Deuteronomy 5:12.

I believe that the Sabbath when the people of God all offer their souls in sacrifice to God, for Him, and the love of the Wife rises to the Husband, that day He will come and will receive us to HimSelf for eternity. So, what about you, will you love your God and will bring Him rest the next Sabbath, will you start to live in the Sabbath?

The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath: 28Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the Sabbath.  Gospel of Mark 2:27.

 

Other days:

 

The use of Sunday, as always, comes from the pagan union between Rome and Christianity, when in the council they decided to change the holy day of Sabbath, when Christ was raised, for the first day of the week, when the Maries came to the sepulcher. When they adopted Christ as their God, they used the day of worship to the sun - Sunday, the one who dominated, dominos - Then it was explained that Christ was raised the first day of the week and that it was a new era after Christ. Christ Himself fulfills the Sabbath and resurrects at the end of it.

 

Friday has been adopted by the Islamic for being the day before the Sabbath, to put it this way, to be first before the Jews, because Sunday was being used by the Christians, because Mohammad after his trips learning from the other two religions, when he created his own without accepting Christ, created Friday as holy day.

 

No other day will ever be so meaningful to man and God than the Sabbath.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

15. JESUS CHRIST. DID HE DIE ON WEDNESDAY OR ON FRIDAY? PASSOVER.

 

And was raised right at the end of the Shabbat, at sunset, when Sunday begins. First of all we will expose the data which is available nowadays, which is in the Bible, plus some additional historic information and then we will analyze its repercussion spiritually. "...Truth shall make you free..."

 

...For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth... Mathew 12:40.

Christ was dead 3 days and 3 nights and was raised already the first day of the week. He dies on Wednesday the 14th of the month of Nisan (Abib), when Passover begins in the afternoon, 15th is Thursday (Sabbath of great solemnity). 16th Friday when the women bought the ointments to anoint the body of Jesus, 17th was Sabbath of the week, 18th was Sunday or first day, in the morning He is already raised. 18th in the afternoon He appears to the disciples still in the Passover week. This is three nights, the one of the 14th, 15th and 16th, and three days 15th, 16th and 17th. Christ resurrects at the end of Sabbath, the first day He is no longer in the sepulcher. Christ is who fulfils the Spiritual Sabbath. He dies at the threshold of the Sabbath and raises at the exit of the Sabbath, fulfilling the Sabbath in a double way and spiritually, as well as eternally, as it could not be any other way.

 

If Christ had died on Friday, only 1,1/2 days would have gone by, the half day of Friday and Saturday, and 2 nights: the one of Friday to Saturday and Saturday to Sunday, but as we have seen, at the end of Saturday at sunset is Sunday, so it would only count as one night. But He himself announces the 3 days and the 3 nights and fulfils the prophecy about Himself which is in the Scriptures.

 

A historical coincidence: Yahshua died in the afternoon of Wednesday, at the beginning of the Shabbaton (great yearly Sabbath) in the year 2000 Pesach also fell on Wednesday the 14th day of the month of Nisan.

For us RESURRECTION is the most important which is achieved by the Lord at PASSOVER.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

16. WHICH ONE IS THE TRUE CHURCH TO BELONG TO? The organization of the Church according to the Bible.

 

Before taking you to the Bible order about Church organization, I would like to make you think and equip you for life with God with the following vision of what a person of the Lord of God needs:

 

To be a member of the Church of God, a person needs to have received Yahshua, Jesus Christ, to know the Gospel and repent in his heart. This is the starting point of the life of the Christian. When the Christian is received in a good church, one faithful to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to the sound doctrine of the Bible, when he is treated with brotherly kindness and Godly love and integrates in the congregation and participates in evangelization, praise, worship, good works and as a part of the family of the Lord, the new Christian receives the blessing to live a fully spiritual life. But if his congregation or church, in its organization is comparable to any religion, sees that men fail, that even the leaders, the elders, the ones that have taught him, sin...his faith starts to cool down.

 

It is so easy to see the straw in the neighbour's eye but how difficult to see the pillar in our eye. Jesus Christ, if we have this attitude, calls us hypocrites (Matthew 7:5) and invites us to take the pillar out of our eye to be able to see properly first. This task of taking off the pillar is the circumcision, that far from the one in the flesh of the male, it refers to the one made in the heart, in the feelings for the brethren, and if Christ invites us to love our enemies, how would we not love our brethren even when they fail, because I also fail. The only one who never fails is God. We must forgive the brethren, otherwise there is no Church, the gifts are wasted and then the enemy wins the battle, although not the war. This is why He taught us to wash our feet to one another humbly, to accept exhortation and the Lord's correction.

 

It is my aim from this media that unless a brother, who so calls himself, denies the Scriptures and Christ as the only savior - in which case Christ invites us to not even eat with them - that, on the contrary, we should remain with the brethren carrying our own cross and the yoke with them and for them.

 

Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled. Isaiah 43:9. 

 

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Matthew 18:20.

 

And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad. John 11:52.

 

And all that believed were together, and had all things common; 45And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. 46And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, 47Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved. Acts 2:44.

 

Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. Hebrews 10:25.

 

 

READ THESE 3 PASSAGES ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION OF THE CHURCH: THE KEYS ARE INSIDE THEM. THEN SEEK WHERE THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE MET AND JOIN IN.

 

 

And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter (stone, rock), and upon this rock (the faith in Christ) I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19And I will give unto thee (because you have faith, and to those that have it who will be called stones) the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 20Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ. Matthew 16:18.

 

That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: 13But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. 14For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; 15Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; 16And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: 17And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. 18For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. 19Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; 20And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; 21In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: 22In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. Ephesians 2:20.

 

And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: 16From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. Ephesians 4:11.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

17. BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CHURCH: ROME, ORTHODOX, PROTESTANT, EVANGELICAL, TODAY.

 

 

If you seek the perfect Church, I would like to invite you to reposition yourself and consider a previous and more important situation: Seek Jesus Christ first! in a personal relationship, because salvation is personal. The message of the Holy Scripture is Jesus Christ, not the Church; we are the Church and our message is Christ alive, the message of Christ is Salvation, therefore our message must be the Lord, not our church. After saying this, I will say to you: welcome to the true Church, the imperfect one which seeks perfection, as the Master said in Matthew 5:48: " ...Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect...! Remember Peter when he promised the Lord he would never deny Him, and he did so, three times that night before the cock crew, how he suffered seeing how easy it is to fail the Lord!, and how the love of Jesus embraces us and raises us.

 

Dedicate time to learn about the history of the Church, because by doing so you will learn to understand the Church of our days and the one that will remain when the Lord Jesus Christ comes. These are the chapters that a complete study of the History of the Church must include:

 

  • THE PRIMITIVE CHURCH. THE CALLING OF JESUS CHRIST AND THE WORK OF THE APOSTLES. THE GOSPEL TO THE JEWS AND TO THE GENTILES. FROM THE FATHERS OF THE CHURCH TO CONSTANTINE THE GREAT.

  • THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, ROME. PETER AS HEAD OF THE CHURCH. HISTORY OF THE COUNCILS. THE SACRAMENTS. WORSHIP OF IMAGES. THE GREAT SCHISM EASTERN-WESTERN CHURCH. THE ORTHODOX CHURCH. THE COUNTER REFORM. THE INQUISITION.

  • THE PROTESTANT CHURCH. LUTHER. THE REFORM OF THE XVI CENTURY. CALVIN. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. HISTORY OF THE CONFESSIONS OF FAITH. THE EVANGELICAL CHURCH. THE DENOMINATIONS. BAPTIST CHURCH. METHODIST CHURCH. PENTECOSTAL CHURCH. NON-DENOMINATIONAL CHURCH. LOCAL CHURCH. CHURCH IN HOUSES. INDEPENDENT CHRISTIANS.

  • MESSIANIC JEWS AND THE LAST CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST.

  • COMPARISON BETWEEN DOCTRINES AND GOVERNMENT OF THE DIFFERENT CHURCHES. THE CREEDS.

  • SECTS: CATHOLIC, PROTESTANT AND OTHERS THAT CALL THEMSELVES CHRISTIAN.

  • CONCLUSION

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18. THE MINISTRIES. THE GIFTS. HEALING, IMPOSING OF HANDS, OIL ANOINTMENT, SPEAKING IN TONGUES.

 

The church is equipped with several members that form the body of Christ. These have different functions, just as a human body has different members. Truly the purpose of sharing the gifts follows that members love each other and form a same body, that we love each other kindly as brethren in truth, that we may need each other and miss one another. The same way as He has loved us. That is why no one has all the gifts, so that we may provide each other in spiritual and earthly matters.

 

Ministries and gifts are the activities that prove the power of God in the world towards His people, those who believe in the salvation of Yahshua, Jesus Christ, who have a heart ready to receive the gift of faith before knowing Him, those who lived as strangers in other cultures and in the old times but with the hope that the Great God, the Creator will remember their lives.

 

You have a gift of God, if you have opened your heart to Him, and if you have not found it yet, pray, talk to God in Christ and He will show it to you.

Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that YAH God might dwell among them. Psalm 68:18.

Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. Matthew 10:8.

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Yahshu (Jesus Christ) for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38.

To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 11But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. 1Corinthians 12:10.

 

And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 19To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 20Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. 2Corinthians 5:18.

 

The Lord has granted us the legacy of all manifestations of the Spirit that may be found, shown in THE 12 APOSTLES.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

19. PREACHING OF THE GOSPEL BY ALL BELIEVERS.

 

Yahshua says: " ...you are the light of the world... ...you are the salt of the earth..." Matthew 5. When someone converts to Christ, as every day thousands accept Yahshua as their saviour; these are given the gift of everlasting life, and from that moment they are ambassadors of Christ. Yes, indeed, whoever starts to walk the way of Christ cannot help talking about it, as we see in the Gospel the amount of people that received a miracle, or forgiveness, or love of God in Christ, they could not keep quiet even though Jesus asked many of them to do so, but out of joy they couldn't be quiet. Don't you be quiet neither, because: ...out of you will flow rivers of living water... carrying the clean Gospel preaching that Christ has died for us and forgives us our sins and gives us eternal life in His kingdom, every soul that is of God will receive the message, because this is living Word. From this point he who has known the Gospel must learn the Bible and ask the elders in the knowledge to teach him proving in the Bible that all they teach is sound doctrine of the Holy Spirit Who will give testimony to his spirit, of the teaching of those that he will know by their fruits.

 

People need Christ, let us not stop reminding our neighbours, it's for love for them.

 

The Spirit of Yahweh the Lord is upon me; because Yahweh hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek. Isaiah 61:1.

 

And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. Luke 9:2.

 

And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. Luke 24:47

 

But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness; 24But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. 1Corinthians 1:23.

 

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake. 2Corinthians 4:5.

 

Read the Bible Study about THE GOSPEL.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

20. THE GOOD WORKS- GOOD DEEDS.

 

James, in his letter, is my favourite to make the people of God aware of the meaning of the works, and how they are an extension of the Faith, not that through them a person could be saved, but that they are a proof of the Faith for those of God, because there are also some that do works, the majority of them, to feel good, to satisfy their consciences.

 

An important point to take into account is the mistake that has been spread around regarding which works does Christian doctrine refer to when we are talking about the salvation of the soul, and I will explain. There are two types of works: the good works of mercy and works of the Law of God, the fulfillment of the 613 commandments and ordinances of the Torah. We can read below in Romans 3:20 that by the deeds of works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight, which makes it clear that it is impossible by its fulfillment. But it must be clear to man that through his good works or charity he cannot save himself if he does not accept Jesus Christ as his saviour, because He had to pay for his sins in the Cross at Calvary to cleanse him of sins with His precious Blood.

 

The works of the Law are then like our tutor so that we may realize that we are sinners, and the good deeds are for love for our neighbour, therefore the only work that originates God's salvation is the gift of faith, which makes us accept the work of the Cross of Jesus Christ as our salvation. How many churches and religions preach salvation by good deeds?. In the same way, the Jews keep trying to save themselves by the deeds of the Law. Make your works for love for others and if possible anonymously, because God sees in secret. 

 

There is a major work to be done by a Christian which is to preach Christ, to give testimony of Him in your life. To make the Gospel known, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name.
 

God bless those who do good works that they may also believe in the Gospel and receive the greatest of all works, Christ's in Golgotha for us. Thank You Lord for saving us.

The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin. Proverbs 10:16.

Yahweh, in trouble have they visited thee, they poured out a prayer when thy chastening was upon them. Isaiah 26:12.

But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him. John 10:38. 

Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. Romans 3:20.

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:8.

What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? James 2:14 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. 2:17.

If you wish to participate in good deeds, visit our links to Christian and world NGOs and make your donation to whichever you find more confident with, check their work. But I recommend that first you check out in your neighborhood, in your own family, in your own home, because many times our help can begin by looking closer and then further. Humanitarian Aid.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

21. THE PRIESTHOOD OF ALL OF THOSE WHO ARE GOD'S PEOPLE. LOVE AND MERCY FOR OUR BRETHREN.

 

Jesus Christ is the eternal Holiest Priest, He is interceding for us, in the love of the Father through the Spirit until He returns. Likewise, the Church, and every individual member, intercedes for the brethren in prayer, bearing the burden of the yoke of the Lord and the Church, thus fulfilling the law of Christ: Galatians 6:2. In intercession and preaching, every disciple lives as priest and preacher of the Gospel of the Kingdom of the Lord.

 

Jesus Christ provides us with a special love, for our enemies as well as for our brethren, with whom He makes us be like a family. Furthermore, He tells us that if we love one another, everyone will know that we are His disciples. But when a brother fails or walks away we must not abandon him, on the contrary, we must try our best to get him back on the Way of the Lord. The Lord's Word shows us that we must try to convince the lost brother; if he receives us we have gained a brother. If he does not receive us, we must visit him with another two brothers and if he still does not receive us, we must tell the whole church. We must pray for him in Christ's love so that he comes back to His Word and to be with Him, and we will make ourselves available to help him in this difficult situation. We must not give up, unless the brother despises us, or strongly rejects the Word of God and Jesus Christ's salvation - then we shall leave him in the hands of the Lord, who loves and disciplines everyone He accepts as a son. Let us not forget to look at the plank in our eye and remove it before we see the speck in our brother's eye.

 

 

Therefore love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. Deuteronomy 10:19.

 

You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord. Leviticus 19:18.

 

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!  2 It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of his garments.3 It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion; for there the Lord commanded the blessing— life forevermore. Psalm 133.
 

 

Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. Luke 9:23.

 

 

Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. Matthew 18:21.

 

These things I command you, that you love one another. John 15:17.

 

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2.

 

Love your brethren as in 1 John 3:16 and 17.

 

In the Bible Study PRIEST we can see the relationship there should be amongst brethren within the Body of Christ, sharing the yoke of the burden of all the brothers and Jesus Christ's, the prayer for them and especially for those within our household.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

22. THE PEOPLE OF THE LORD, WHO ARE THEY?. WHAT ABOUT THE JEWS AND ISRAEL?

 

The first thing that calls our attention is the first Bible quote below, where God promises Abraham that he would be father of all nations because he had believed in Him and had obeyed Him. Therefore, Abraham's inheritance is for all the people on earth who love God and receive His word. Nevertheless, God has chosen the people of Israel in principle because they are the continuity of Abraham's faith, and from the beginning in Egypt they sin like every other nation, and the whole Bible is a battle between God and His people who become arrogant against Him, which is a lesson for every one of us in our own relationship with God.

 

Further on in the Bible we see how, through Solomon's apostasy in worshipping his wives' gods, the kingdom is taken away from his descendant who becomes arrogant against God and is only left with the tribe of Judah (the Jews) because of His love for David, and the rest of Israel is scattered through all the nations. And with this, I do not want to link the believers with the genetics of Israel's flesh, but with the genetics of the faith of Abraham, the spiritual genetics.

 

Thus, the people of the Lord is no other but those who, like Abraham, leave their country (habits), their family (teachings), and their father's house (education that is not from the Lord), from an impartial point of view, with a blank mind, to start questioning everything until they find the Way to God which is Jesus Christ, the Lamb who gives His life in Moriah instead of Isaac, son of Abraham. Welcome to citizenship in the Lord.

 

 

In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice. Genesis 22:18.

 

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance...Psalm 33:12

 

God has gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.6 Sing praises to God, sing praises! Sing praises to our King, sing praises! 7 For God is the King of all the earth; Sing praises with understanding. 8 God reigns over the nations; God sits on His holy throne. 9 The princes of the people have gathered together, the people of the God of Abraham. For the shields of the earth belong to God; He is greatly exalted. Psalm 47:5-10.

 

Now it shall come to pass in the latter days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it. Isaiah 2:2.

 

And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. Matthew 24:14.

 

 

Then He taught, saying to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’”. Mark 11:17.
 

And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2 In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. Revelation 22:1-2.

 

WHERE TO GO? Church, Synagogue, temple, mosque, religion, cathedral, organization, sect, fellowship, etc. Where are the people of the Lord? God is not religion, but Spirit.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

23. JUDAISM. CHRISTIANITY. ISLAM. MESSIANIC. OTHER RELIGIONS AND SECTS. WHICH ONE LEADS TO THE TRUE GOD?

 

The world "religion" refers to the type of relationship with God, which may be personal in Jesus Christ without the traditions and the organized worship - this is a blessing, so far. The problem arises when, in order to have a relationship with God, we submit to rules, rites and commandments made by men in organizations that do not obey the New Testament. The understanding of the origin of people within each religion leads us to cry out. We must all come out of them. We do not need to be part of any specific religion or denomination in order to have a relationship with the Lord, since we are all Temples of the Spirit of the Lord once we are born again.

 

Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. James 1:27.

 

With this Bible verse, which I would like every man and woman who call themselves religious to read, I will start this chapter which is of vital importance for those who start their search for God, and for those who realize that the traditions they have received from their parents and the society they have grown up in, do not lead to the truth, because they do not provide a definite answer to the basic questions of the spirit.

 

Man's spirit needs to find the essence of its existence and being, The system of this world, man-made, provides endless options which seem to fill that space in our soul. In reality, those options, religions, ethical codes, human rights, politics, and a never ending list, after time goes by prove to be ineffective as the basis of humanity and also useless to bring us peace in our spirit. I would say that the world's system is made by God's and man's enemy.

 

When we are born, we all have a program installed in our brain: the search for God.

 

What options to have a relationship with God are we given by the different religions to relate to God or with different gods, goddesses, saints, spirits, etc?

 

According to the Atlas of Religions of 1998, by Könemann, the almost 5.500 million human beings who inhabit the planet are divided, approximately, into the following beliefs:

 

Message from Jesus Christ.....For every man who has existed, exists and will exist. Come to know the universal GOSPEL

 

 

Christians, over 2.000.000.000

Muslims, approx. 1.000.000.000

Hindus, approx. 700.000.000

Believers without a religion, approx. 700.000.000

Buddhists, approx. 350.000.000

Tribal religions, approx. 240.000.000

Atheists, approx. 140.000.000

New religions, almost 100.000.000

Sikhs, almost 23.000.000

Taoists, approx. 20.000.000

Jews, approx.15.000.000

Baha'is, approx. 6.000.000

Confucionists, approx. 5.000.000

Jainists, approx. 4.000.000

Shintoists, over 3.000.000

 

The conclusion we come to after studying the different religious options in humanity is as follows: They all propose that man should look for his perfection through personal effort focused on the fulfillment of moral rules in order to perfect ourselves and be admitted, accepted and receive God's favour or that of the different deities that are to be worshipped.

 

However, if the person reading this is a sincere and good-willed individual, he may reach the conclusion, through studying human feelings and behaviour, that man has not been able to, and will not be able to reach perfection - neither moral or spiritual - no matter how hard he tries, and there has always been and will always be different social classes, wars, envies and hatred amongst men.

 

Therefore, there is no religion that shows us the possibility of receiving salvation for our souls unless it is through our own merits, which are impossible to fulfill. Jesus Christ is the only one who offers to fulfill the work of salvation for us and that through faith in His work we are saved without our works of the Law. The works we do after we are born again will be good works, not focused on obtaining our salvation but due to our love for our neighbor.

 

We now enter the final part of this section about religion. Since every fulfillment-orientated religion to obtain salvation or blessings has failed, and if we invent new ones - or we unite all of them: ecumenism - we will come to the same conclusion, I would like to propose our reader to make an effort and really consider the words that God said to Abraham, who is known as the father of faith, and then after reading them, carry on reading:

 

 

Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 2And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. 4So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him. Genesis 12.

It is very clear that this message does not belong exclusively to the Jews - who did not exist in Abraham's times - neither to the sons of Ismael or arabs, or Christians only, but to every family on earth. Mayans, Buddhists, Confucionists, Hindus and the endless list of religions, they must all receive the Word of God for every nation, tribe, race and ethnic group.

This is the principle of the relationship with God. The key of the personal relation that makes us look deep inside ourselves and fail  to find what we are looking for and then look up, cry out and ask God to listen to us and forgive us for having lived without Him and having allowed ourselves to be fooled by the enemy - ours and God's, the old serpent,  who since Eden, our mind, in the beginning is tempted to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil so that obtaining knowledge, the door to God that communicates God with each and every one of us is closed. The original option was to eat from the tree of Life, which is Jesus Christ in Spirit and Truth, so that we lived with God.

 

Good parents, without realizing, offer their children the best of this science, which is to live without God, and the way it is offered is through one of the religions.

 

The only solution is not found in any religion or denomination, but in the person of Jesus Christ, Who does not belong to Christian denominations, that have added His message to theirs, but the Saviour of every soul from any origin and offers only one solution; yes, even for a man from the far east 4.000 years ago who has not listened to the Gospel has a chance to be saved because God looks at the heart of man, and Jesus Christ came down to the place of the dead before He resurrected to announce His victory over death and the deceiver and enemy. Man had never been offered that option, and will never be offered again. This is the option opposed to the essence of man, his ego and pride to achieve salvation through his own merits, sacrifices, penitence or just by believing he is righteous in his own justice, which he fails throughout his life due to the weakness of the flesh, the situation that makes man humble before God and kneel down before Him. Jesus Christ was judged and crucified instead of us; Jesus Christ had to come and fulfill it for us because we are not able to fulfill the Law of God and be righteous.

 

The Gospel: The great news for the delivery of the spirit of man in the hands of the one and only God who created existence, who humiliates Himself and comes in our likeness in order to invite us to live a new life with Him, here as well as (and this is the most striking part of the news) in eternity, in that eternal youth that man is looking for through science, deceived by the enemy. Man's reply must start with understanding that man's essence does not accept giving up attempting to be accepted as righteous before God, and becomes anti-Christ.

 

The anti-Christ is the spirit that makes man believe that he can, through his own efforts, consider himself righteous before God. Jesus Christ had to come and win, Himself, we have not succeeded, and never would, and thus in His great love for us He shows us that we will not reach His heart through practicing a religion, but through repentance, that change of mind which makes me not want to make mistakes against Him or against the others, but I am lacking perfection and being delivered from the bondage to the desires of my flesh and my reason-mind, and that perfection is God's Spirit inside me. "...But we have the mind of Christ..." 1 Corinthians 2:16. "Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?..." 1 Corinthians 3:16.

 

God's promise to us is eternal life without being dependant upon the desires of the flesh and mind programmed by society. God's peace in His presence endlessly. I want to be there! Thank you Lord Jesus Christ for making it possible, guard me until your return, my beloved ones and my-your beloved ones.

 

He will make the following changes in me:

 

- Will allow me to have patience until the coming of the kingdom of the Lord.

- Will help me to understand the essence of man and of God.

- Will show me the true religion, which is talking to God in a simple and personal way.

- Will lead me to a relationship of love with Him and that relationship will make me have His love for my neighbour.

- Will make me stand up from my prostration so that I believe, even though I have sinned. And the most difficult part: that I may believe in the forgiveness of my mistakes or sins and see myself covered on the life-essence-spirit of Christ before Him.

- Will allow me to know His word and teach others so that nobody deceives them and we do not depend on denominations or religions.

- And so many other things that each and every one will be able to discover with Him.

 

He gives us the bread of life for our spirit, so that we are not spiritually thirsty or hungry.

 

And I will conclude with the words of the bearer of the message to each and every one of us:

- I am who I am

- I am the light of the world.

- I am the bread of life.

- I am the door.

- I am the good shepherd.

- I and my Father are one.

...but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world...John 16:33.

 

Jews have several sects mentioned in the Bible: The Scribes, the Pharisees. We know what the Messiah calls these: hypocrites. But this qualification applies to all those religious leaders who force people to submit to a series of rules, man-made, which they are not capable of fulfilling themselves, man-made traditions. But, thanks to the Scribes, we now have the Scriptures. Another sect, the Sadducees, believed that there was no resurrection: then what is the use of being faithful if we will die without hope. There are Jews who even believe in re-incarnation.

 

No, brethren, God with the Torah teaches us that man cannot save himself without the provision He gives us, and that is the Messiah who died for us. The Messiah is announced in Isaiah, who fulfills the prophecy in Yahshua. Isaiah announces the Messiah who, in Yahshua, fulfills the prophecy. But God will make those amongst the Jews who are His, receive the gift of faith, just like already thousands of Messianic Jews preach about Jesus Christ. This is how it was at the beginning, and the biggest evidence is that the New Testament is written by Jews and Israelites. Convert to your and our Messiah already and  proclaim it!

 

Islamics since Ismael, son of Abraham, also have their sects since year 610 AD, known as Sunnites, the vast majority, and Shiites in Persia (Iran) who are the most radical. These two did not come to an agreement on who should be the successor leader to the prophet and they accept different rules and commandments. They worship a black stone located in Mecca. Nowadays they also have terrorist groups like Hamas and others who want to impose Islam, just like the Holy Inquisition did with Catholicism, killing those who opposed them, killing the unfaithfu; and what can be said about Al Qaeda with their brutal chain of terrorist attacks as in the World Trade Center Towers in New York. Judgment belongs to God, and not men; we have to wait for God to be the One to send the unfaithful to eternal punishment on the Day of Judgment. However, Islam does promulgate world peace, but radicals kill in Allah's name.

 

Islam has 5 principles. The first one is a copy of the 10 Commandments, the representation of the son of God is forbidden, but the problem is that they say that God cannot incarnate. Is this not anti-Christ? Christ became flesh, the Son of God is One with the Father. Islamics need to believe in Jesus Christ (Isa) as God become flesh, who resurrects and returns to the bosom of the Father and is on the Throne of the Glory. Muhammad knew the message of the Gospel which was preached to him by Christians, but he adapted the message - which according to tradition he received from Gabriel the archangel - in order to become the leader of a people that did not have a leader. Therefore, he has created a new religion and in order to be different from the message of Jews and Christians he has made the difference and has attempted to deny the truth of the Bible, not saying that the Torah and the New Testament are not from God, but saying that they have been manipulated by the political leaders throughout history, which could be credible, but the archeological discoveries of sacred texts have confirmed the authenticity of the texts we have today. But the fulfillment of prophecies, the concordance of the two testaments, and - above all and most important - is that it transforms people completely because it is Living Word. Finally, Jesus Christ confirmed the Torah, He did not make it null and void, He said: ...one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Therefore neither Islam or Judaism are consistent as systems to save man, because he needs to continue with his merits in order to be saved.

 

Christians are mainly divided into Catholic and Protestant, with the Orthodox being part of the latter - very zealous, like Catholics, of their traditions, their saints and their commandments of tradition instead of the faith in Jesus Christ. Protestants are those who protest against Rome, infallible papacy and Vatican's commandments which make tradition as important as the Word of God, even though it is outrageous to read how contradictory they are with regards to the Bible. From Luther onwards, almost all Christians of good faith have followed the Bible. Today, more than ever, there is a multitude of churches who proclaim the Salvation of Jesus Christ according to the Bible.

 

Inside the churches that follow the Bible instead of tradition which goes against it, we have a division of interpretations about issues which are not essential for salvation, such as the doctrine of freedom of choice against double predestination, the belief in either a literal or a spiritual millennium, the belief in whether the Church will or will not go through the Great Tribulation, etc. When each church has made specific emphasis in the interpretation or one or another doctrine the outcome was the different denominations and it will be the responsibility of Christians to come together in agreement. Baptists, Evangelicals and Pentecostals. They all preach the message of the Salvation of Jesus Christ in the faith of His redeeming work; we could say that they are the churches that know the Word of God and preach it, there are also mistakes - the perfect church does not exist - but they have the message and they teach the way to God: Jesus Christ.

 

There are also non-denominational Christians who, clinging on to the Bible under the guide of the Holy Spirit, they preach the Gospel and the Word of God so that men come to know their Saviour, Jesus Christ, and also come in congregation as church to give Him the glory and praise God in Jesus Christ, as Paul said: For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for necessity is laid upon me; yes, woe is me if I do not preach the gospel! 17 For if I do this willingly, I have a reward; but if against my will, I have been entrusted with a stewardship. 18 What is my reward then? That when I preach the gospel, I may present the gospel of Christ without charge, that I may not abuse my authority in the gospel. 19 For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more; 20 and to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the law, that I might win those who are under the law; 21 to those who are without law, as without law (not being without law toward God, but under law toward Christ), that I might win those who are without law; 22 to the weak I became as weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. 23 Now this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I may be partaker of it with you. 1Corithians 9:16-23.

 

There are other sects that call themselves Christians, like the Witnesses, whom the letter kills because they do not believe in Jesus Christ's deity, they do not know the Holy Spirit, they changed their Bible to have their own way and they use abominations such as denying life (blood) as God's interpretation, nothing further than referring to the sacrifices of animals which are no longer needed once that Jesus Christ died for us as sacrifice, they have changed John 1:1 to support their doctrine; but one of the worst things is having to abide by the Spanish translation of their Bible - their English version still makes some sense, excluding specific changes. Mormons destroy the Bible and make up their own book, etc.

 

Jesus Christ is Who achieved Salvation on the Cross in Golgotha for every nation on earth, resurrecting and ascending to heaven, and if a simple man can do this, I do not believe it. ...Nor is there salvation in any other...What about you, my beloved brethren, will you do like Paul and make yourself to all for all and for the love of all?

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

24. WOMAN. DO YOU NOT KNOW THAT IN CHRIST THERE IS NEITHER MALE NOR FEMALE?

 

Women are heirs, together with men, of the Kingdom of the Lord, since Christ gave His life for men and women alike. Woman is equal to man in their intellectual capacity. Woman is as necessary as man in society, feminism and male chauvinism are Satan's weapons to confront the two essential members of the family, to create rivalry and comparisons with the only objective of confronting instead of edifying.

 

Allegorically in the Bible, woman represents the soul and mind of man; i.e.: Adam and Eve as man or woman and their mind. The passage opens up for you and you will understand the situation of sin. Genesis 2 and 3.

 

Man is physically stronger, and this is how animal males are in the majority of cases. Man and woman have differences in their brain and physiological functions, they perceive situations differently and, according to the latest medical and scientific discoveries, we are conditioned by different needs, but in reality man and woman are complementary.

 

Normally, man is more spiritual and woman is more material, as we can see throughout history; but there are also great women anointed by the Spirit of the Lord. Woman worries more about the home and man is more given to make projects. However, each of them with their advantages, superiorities and inferiorities above the other in the different aspects of humanity, they can both govern a country, be judges, doctors, bosses, employees, secretaries, soldiers, artists, musicians, etc.

 

But a mother is a mother and a father is a father. The law of nature sets limits to our own existence.

 

The great problem in the workplace today is inevitable. A mother needs to be with her children and the children need to be with their mother. Even if the father helps, it is never the same.

 

However, on the spiritual level there are two different situations: Married women and single women. Married women are instructed in the Bible to submit to their husbands in everything, of course we are referring to husbands who are fearful of the Lord and who love their wives and treat them with dignity and respect, "...as to the weaker vessel...". We are talking about the spiritual level, since if the husband is a child of God, he will be the one to receive the instruction, as the head, to lead the home to God's liking, just like Joseph received instructions in his dreams to deliver them from the evil that was awaiting them, and not Mary, who was Jesus' mother.

 

In spite of this, beyond the dimension of time, in heaven, in resurrection, Jesus Christ teaches us: 29 Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God. 30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of God in heaven. Matthew 22:29-30.

 

Also Paul said that they both come from God: the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God... ...since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man. For man is not from woman, but woman from man. Nor was man created for the woman, but woman for the man. For this reason the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels. Nevertheless, neither is man independent of woman, nor woman independent of man, in the Lord. For as woman came from man, even so man also comes through woman; but all things are from God. 1 Corinthians 11:3-12.

 

In terms of the right and inheritance of the woman, the Lord tells us:

 

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 7 “The daughters of Zelophehad speak what is right; you shall surely give them a possession of inheritance among their father’s brothers, and cause the inheritance of their father to pass to them. 8 And you shall speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘If a man dies and has no son, then you shall cause his inheritance to pass to his daughter". Numbers 27:6-8.

 

But the woman's excellence is:

 

...a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. Proverb 31, complete, for those looking for a woman of the Lord.

 

Relationship in marriage:

 

...The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. 1 Corinthians 7:4.

 

 

...So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband. Ephesians 5:28-33.

 

Peter the Apostle, also inspired by the Lord, teaches us:

 

...Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear. Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands, as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror. Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered. 1 Peter 3.
 

Christ appeared resurrected first to a woman, Mary Magdalene. Women were also the last ones under the Cross.

 

 

SOME EXEMPLARY WOMEN IN THE BIBLE

 

Prophets like Mary in Exodus 15:20 or Anna in Luke 2.36.

In the Church, like Priscilla, Romans 16:3,

Ruth and her perseverance.

Merchant women like the queen of Sheba, Esther or Lydia. Acts 16:14.

Virgin Mary chosen as mother of the Messiah in Isaiah 7:14 and Matthew 1:20.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

25. ANGELS. LIFE IN OTHER DIMENSIONS. EXTRA-TERRESTRIALS.

 

 

But the Angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” So he said, “Here I am.” 12 And He said, “Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.” Genesis 22:11.

 

 Then he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. 13 And behold, the Lord stood above it and said: “I am the Lord God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and your descendants". Genesis 28:12.

 

And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed. Exodus 3:2.

 

The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them. Psalm 34:7.

 

The word of the Lord came to Zechariah the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet: 8 I saw by night, and behold, a man riding on a red horse, and it stood among the myrtle trees in the hollow; and behind him were horses: red, sorrel, and white. 9 Then I said, “My lord, what are these?” So the angel who talked with me said to me, “I will show you what they are.” 10 And the man who stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, “These are the ones whom the Lord has sent to walk to and fro throughout the earth.” 11 So they answered the Angel of the Lord, who stood among the myrtle trees, and said, “We have walked to and fro throughout the earth, and behold, all the earth is resting quietly.” 12 Then the Angel of the Lord answered and said, “O Lord of hosts, how long will You not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah, against which You were angry these seventy years?” 13 And the Lord answered the angel who talked to me, with good and comforting words. 14 So the angel who spoke with me said to me, “Proclaim, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts: “ I am zealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with great zeal. 15 I am exceedingly angry with the nations at ease; for I was a little angry, and they helped—but with evil intent.” 16 ‘Therefore thus says the Lord: “ I am returning to Jerusalem with mercy; my house shall be built in it,” says the Lord of hosts, “ and a surveyor’s line shall be stretched out over Jerusalem.”’ 17 “Again proclaim, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts: “ My cities shall again spread out through prosperity; the Lord will again comfort Zion, and will again choose Jerusalem.”’” Zechariah 1:8.

 

The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. Matthew 13:39.

 

Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven. Matthew 18:10.

 

And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. John 20:12

 

Now I, John, saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things. 9 Then he said to me, “See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.” Revelation 22:8-9.

 

I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.” Revelation 22:16.

 

Additionally to the above texts, we have a clear example of the angels of the Lord talking to the Church in Zechariah's relationship with the Lord. Read about it in the Bible.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

26. DREAMS. GOD TALKS TO US. BE RECEPTIVE TO THIS PRIVILEGE.

 

...and saw in a dream, and behold, the rams which leaped upon the flocks were streaked, speckled, and gray-spotted. 11 Then the Angel of God spoke to me in a dream, saying, ‘Jacob.’ And I said, ‘Here I am.’ Genesis 31:10.

 

And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I have had a dream, and there is no one who can interpret it. But I have heard it said of you that you can understand a dream, to interpret it.” 16 So Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, “It is not in me; God will give Pharaoh an answer of peace.” Genesis 41:15.

 

In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon men, while slumbering on their beds, 16 then He opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction. Job 33:15

The prophet who has a dream, let him tell a dream; and he who has My word, let him speak My word faithfully. Jeremiah 23:38.

But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying...Matthew 1:20.

Then, being divinely warned in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed for their own country another way. Matthew 2:12.

My favourite character of the Bible who lives the dreams is Joseph, read about his experiences which changed his life and those of his family, the people and the nation of Egypt. Genesis chapters 37 to 50.

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

27. CREATION - EVOLUTION.

 

The debate between those who defend creationism against defenders of Darwin's theory of evolution is still on, and will go on until the coming of the Kingdom of the Lord. It is obvious that creation follows an intelligent design and, like everything that God does, it is perfectly executed. God has designed it in His mind as an architect does - He has designed the project - and once He has seen it, He has instructed its execution, knowing beforehand that there was a problem: that man would sin and that His Son Jesus Christ would have to come to give His life for us to cleanse our consciences with His blood, in repentance and through the faith in His work. The result is the invitation to the wedding of the Lamb to live with God in eternity, thus God finally takes us back to a perfect paradise which we initially did not want to share with Him, but now it is eternal.

 

I don't know whether you have realized it, but in conversations about this subject, both Christians and non-believers alike, both defenders of Darwin and of the Bible alike, most of the time they do not know the Text of Genesis but they do know a myriad of arguments of all types to support one or another position. I invite you to read the Text:

 

GENESIS 1

 

Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind”; and it was so. 25 And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”... ... 31 Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

 

The Father, speaks with the the Son and the Spirit about making man to Their image and likeness. The following Text in Paul's first letter to the Corinthians provides an interpretation in agreement with God's science.

 

1CORINTHIANS 15

 

It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. 45 And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” the last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual. 47 The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven. 48 As was the man of dust, so also are those who are made of dust; and as is the heavenly Man, so also are those who are heavenly. 49 And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man. 50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption.

 

For further information on this subject, link here to our section on SCIENCE AND FAITH

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

28. THE LIE ABOUT THE MEDIATION OF SAINTS, VIRGINS, IDOLS AND ANCESTORS.

 

I would like to introduce this section with both the sensibility and resolution that it deserves, and I believe there is no better text than the following one, from Luke's Gospel, chapter 16, about the story of the rich man and Lazarus:

 

“There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day. 20 But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate, 21 desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 24 “Then he cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.’ 25 But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented. 26 And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.’ 27 “Then he said, ‘I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house, 28 for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.’ 29 Abraham said to him, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.’ 30 And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ 31 But he said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.’”

 

The teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ leave no room for doubt. As soon as man looks for a mediator other than the Son of God and reaches for the dead, he is not doing God's will, even if those dead are saints. We are, on the contrary, exhorted to hear and do God's Word.

 

Mary is not a mediator, Jesus Christ is. Mary is not the redeemer of sins, Jesus Christ is. The origin and the teaching of this mistaken doctrine is the Council of Ephesus in 431 AD where it was established that Jesus Christ's mother was God's mother. A goddess mother is what the people had over thousands of years. From Babylon's goddess to Egypt's Isis, who were mothers and goddesses, mediators and intercessors. This idea had deep roots in a society where, pagan women above all, demanded having a goddess mother mediator and intercessor in Christianity. The assumption is a recent (1950) dogmatization.

 

Matthew tells us clearly about the teaching which Jesus Christ wanted the Church to have about Mary: ...Then His brothers and His mother came, and standing outside they sent to Him, calling Him. 32 And a multitude was sitting around Him; and they said to Him, “Look, Your mother and Your brothers are outside seeking You.” 33 But He answered them, saying, “Who is My mother, or My brothers?” 34 And He looked around in a circle at those who sat about Him, and said, “Here are My mother and My brothers! 35 For whoever does the will of God is My brother and My sister and mother.” Mark 3:31.

 

Our love for Mary, for the holy brethren, Apostles and Prophets who passed away or for our relatives is not an excuse to disobey God, neither to be deceived by the devil or any religious organization. Therefore, whichever church preaches these intercessions must be rebuked in the Word of God. May the reader act in conscience: whether he prefers tradition, or the Truth of the Word of God.

 

This is an issue which that does not pose any problem understanding it in the Protestant, Islamic or Jewish worlds. There are many cultures that make images and statues of gods to worship them, and they ignore that they are just work of their own hands. However, we must not take this as something that only the most intelligent individuals can understand, since the powers of the devil can make someone who is not walking in the Lord's ways pray to images, the dead, saints, gods, virgins, etc.

 

There is no other God to reach out to than the Creator. There is no way to God other than Jesus Christ, Yahshua, God become flesh, the Jewish Messiah, the Universal Saviour for every nation. He who is alive but was dead.

 

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me". John 14:6.

 

For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus6 who gave Himself a ransom for all...1Timothy 2:5.

 

Everything that is mentioned above about Mary is also applicable to the saints or to relatives who have passed away. The dead no longer belong to this dimension, for them everything has been fulfilled and therefore the Bible says: ...‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? 27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living. Mark 12:26.

 

 

For the living know that they will die; but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten. 6 Also their love, their hatred, and their envy have now perished; nevermore will they have a share in anything done under the sun. Ecclesiastes 9:5-6.

 

About consulting the dead, which is practiced by many through clairvoyants and sorcerers, the Law of God is categorical when speaking about humanitarian Laws in Exodus 22:18 ...You shall not permit a sorceress to live. They must be exhorted to repent.

 

There is no communication with the dead and whoever invokes the dead, saint or not, is cursed. All the paths that are supposed to lead to mythical deities, saints and virgins, are closed and we will see them in resurrection. Therefore the Roman Catholic Church must be rebuked in their encouragement to worship the dead and the Christian who has believed and accepted this as doctrine of the Church should, as I am doing here, denounce it before God for deceit and heresy. It is one of Satan's trick, who intends to be worshipped, or at least to make man worship other or others instead of God.

 

Your prayers are not in vain if they are in the name of Jesus Christ. If you do not know Jesus Christ, God will look at the intention in the heart and the culture where they have been taught and He will, or will not, be with the person who is deceived.

 

And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8 “Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. 9 In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name...Matthew 6:7.

 

This Text is conclusive, Jesus Christ teaches us to pray to the Father, not to the prophets, not to the saints, not to His mother, but to the Father in His name.

 

IDOLATRY

 
Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. 15 I speak as to wise men; judge for yourselves what I say. 1Corinthians 10.

 

“You shall have no other gods before Me. 4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; 5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. Exodus 20.

 

But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” Revelation 21:8.

 

HOLY WEEK OF THE ROMAN CHURCH 

 

I believe that the Bible is very explicit clarifying what happens with this celebration:

 

Hear the word which the Lord speaks to you, O house of Israel.2 Thus says the Lord: “ Do not learn the way of the Gentiles; do not be dismayed at the signs of heaven, for the Gentiles are dismayed at them. 3 For the customs of the peoples are futile; for one cuts a tree from the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the ax. 4 They decorate it with silver and gold; they fasten it with nails and hammers so that it will not topple. 5 They are upright, like a palm tree, and they cannot speak; they must be carried, because they cannot go by themselves. do not be afraid of them, for they cannot do evil, nor can they do any good.” 6 Inasmuch as there is none like You, O Lord (You are great, and Your name is great in might), 7 who would not fear You, O King of the nations? for this is Your rightful due. For among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like You. 8 But they are altogether dull-hearted and foolish; a wooden idol is a worthless doctrine. 9 Silver is beaten into plates; it is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the craftsman and of the hands of the metalsmith; blue and purple are their clothing; they are all the work of skillful men. 10 But the Lord is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King. At His wrath the earth will tremble, and the nations will not be able to endure His indignation. 11 Thus you shall say to them: “The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth shall perish from the earth and from under these heavens.” Jeremiah 10.

 

This is how they encourage and support the worship of the dead, the saints, the virgins. They are presented to the devout worshipper as patron saints, protectors and mediators between God and men. They contradict the Bible, ignoring the Word of God. They have annulled God's commandment. "There shall not be found among you anyone who calls up the dead". Deuteronomy 18:10-11.

 

 

IMAGES

 

Although nowadays the Catholic Church teaches worship to images and icons representing saints, virgins and Jesus Himself, this has not always been the case, until the year 787 AD in another Council in Nicaea.

 

Rome has always been a tolerant empire with the religions in the areas which they conquered. The pagan world and their worshipping deities remained, just like the Jewish religion continued in small groups in the diaspora, and of course Christianity as well. The first Christians in Rome refused to participate in the worship of Caesar as deity and suffered the persecution and condemnation for it. To say that Catholicism is contaminated by paganism can be an explanation to the worship of relevant characters of the Church, but it certainly does not justify its practice, neither in those times nor in present times and nowadays we have many more pagan options in our global society. Therefore, it is in the conscience of each church, and even more in every individual's conscience, to understand that Jesus Christ said what He said or ignore it: ... “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. John 14:6., or what Paul confirmed: ...for there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all...1Timothy 2:5. And we can say, without any fear of being mistaken, that Paul had a good experience in his missionary and evangelistic trips fighting against all types of doctrines from all sources about pagan deities, especially greek and roman.

 

The eastern churches inherited worship to images and icons because their separation from Rome was after the council that approved them.

 

For they provoked Him to anger with their high places, and moved Him to jealousy with their carved images. Psalm 78:58.

 

Those who make an image, all of them are useless, and their precious things shall not profit; they are their own witnesses; they neither see nor know, that they may be ashamed. 10 Who would form a god or mold an image that profits him nothing? 11 Surely all his companions would be ashamed; and the workmen, they are mere men. Let them all be gathered together, let them stand up; yet they shall fear, they shall be ashamed together. 12 The blacksmith with the tongs works one in the coals, fashions it with hammers, and works it with the strength of his arms. Even so, he is hungry, and his strength fails; he drinks no water and is faint. 13 The craftsman stretches out his rule, he marks one out with chalk; he fashions it with a plane, he marks it out with the compass, and makes it like the figure of a man, according to the beauty of a man, that it may remain in the house. 14 He cuts down cedars for himself, and takes the cypress and the oak; he secures it for himself among the trees of the forest. He plants a pine, and the rain nourishes it. 15 Then it shall be for a man to burn, for he will take some of it and warm himself; yes, he kindles it and bakes bread; indeed he makes a god and worships it; he makes it a carved image, and falls down to it. 16 He burns half of it in the fire; with this half he eats meat; he roasts a roast, and is satisfied. He even warms himself and says, “ Ah! I am warm, I have seen the fire.” 17 And the rest of it he makes into a god, his carved image. He falls down before it and worships it, prays to it and says, “ Deliver me, for you are my god!” 18 They do not know nor understand; for He has shut their eyes, so that they cannot see, and their hearts, so that they cannot understand. 19 And no one considers in his heart, nor is there knowledge nor understanding to say, “ I have burned half of it in the fire, yes, I have also baked bread on its coals; I have roasted meat and eaten it; and shall I make the rest of it an abomination? Shall I fall down before a block of wood?” 20 He feeds on ashes; a deceived heart has turned him aside; and he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, “Is there not a lie in my right hand?”
 

 

Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. 24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves.

 

He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 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 the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

 

And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.” 12 Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

29. HEAVEN AND HELL. WHERE DO THE DEAD GO?.

 

The exit from the dimension subject to time implies that there is no turning back. When someone dies, they leave temporality and enter into the eternal region. For those alive, it means the end of the relationship with the person who passes away; on the contrary, for the one who dies it is the beginning of the new spiritual life which goes directly into the presence of the Lord, to resurrection, not here on earth, he is taken to the end of times where all men will come together. Yes, from every age in history, they will come together for Judgment, some will resurrect for eternal life and others for eternal condemnation.

 

For the living know that they will die; but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten. 6 Also their love, their hatred, and their envy have now perished; nevermore will they have a share in anything done under the sun. Ecclesiastes 9:5-6.

 

 

HEAVEN

 

 

So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. Mark 16:19.

 

 

Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys. Luke 12:33.

 

“There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day. 20 But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate, 21 desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 24 “Then he cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.’ 25 But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented. 26 And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.’ 27 “Then he said, ‘I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house, 28 for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.’ 29 Abraham said to him, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.’ 30 And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ 31 But he said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.’” Luke 16:19-31.

 

For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2Corinthians 5:1.

 

I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago—whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows—such a one was caught up to the third heaven. 2Corinthians 12:2.

 

HADES

 

For You will not leave my soul in Hades, nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. Acts 2:27.

 

HELL

 

And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28.

 

For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; 5 and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah...2Peter 2:4.

 

LAKE OF FIRE

 

If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched— 44 where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched. Mark 9:43.

 

But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” Revelation 21:8.

 

PARADISE

 

 

Then one of the criminals who were hanged blasphemed Him, saying, “If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us.” 40 But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, “Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this Man has done nothing wrong.” 42 Then he said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.” 43 And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.” Luke 23

 

 

SHEOL

 

The wicked shall be turned into sheol, and all the nations that forget God. Psalm 9:17.

 

Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the fish’s belly. 2 And he said: “ I cried out to the Lord because of my affliction, and He answered me. “ Out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and You heard my voice. Jonas 2:1-2.

 

CONCLUSION

 

...And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life. Read Matthew 25:31 to 46.

 

This is the situation that God offers us. Whoever wants to, will go to heaven, and whoever wants to will go to hell; so we can pray to the Lord for people so that His mercy touches their heart over and over again so that they receive faith and they do not go to the hell of fire that is not quenched. The fountain of the water of life is free, Jesus Christ offers it to us: And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely. Revelation 22:17.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

30. APOSTASY. PROPHECY OF BELIEVERS WHO FALL AWAY FROM THE LORD'S WAY.

 

 

If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2Chronicles 7:14.

 

Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity; for the Lord has heard the voice of my weeping. Psalm 6:8.

 

Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. 1Thessalonians 2:3-4.

 


Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons. 1Timothy 4:1.

 

...Exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. 4 For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ. Jude 3 and 4.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

31. INVOKING THE DEAD, SPIRITISM, FORTUNE-TELLING, WITCHCRAFT AND MAGIC, ASTROLOGY, HOROSCOPES.

 

Invoking the dead, spiritism, sorcery...they are not new issues. They are an attempt to look for knowledge in order to have power over one's life or anybody else's but - of course - without counting on God.

 

Why is it that some people, not to say everybody, look for God's knowledge but do not love Him or fear Him? We can find the reply in the Bible and in a character that is God's enemy and who encourages everyone to become God's enemy too, since this enemy wants to rule over God, but he can't, therefore he tries to destroy His work and offers spiritual and carnal beings a knowledge of power so that they do not listen to God and turn away from Him. But what this enemy - that is, the devil, the old serpent, the beast, the false prophet, etc - wants to achieve is an army of enemies of God in order to have whom to fight alongside him.

 

From YAHSHUA.NET we earnestly recommend you to take your children and beloved ones away from magic and sorcery (Harry Potter, amongst others), that they do not consult horoscopes because they condition the relationships with other people, that they do not consult fortune-tellers or clairvoyants, that they do not practice witchcraft or abominations, that they do not consult their dead: parents, grandparents, brothers, husband or wife, or any other dead. Otherwise, the wrath of the Lord shall be over you, your house and your family. Do not forget that Satan knows events and happenings because he lives for the whole history of humanity, he will reveal to you what you want to know and you will therefore know, but beware of the consequences, because if the Lord turns away from you, you will be left in the hand of Satan's armies and they will do whatever they want with you because they are spiritual powers superior to men; we only have protection if we are in the Lord's side and we obey Jesus Christ. Read King Saul's story below, how he ends up committing suicide, just like Judas Iscariot, because they betrayed God.

 

 

BIBLE REFERENCES:

 

 

I will set My tabernacle among you, and My soul shall not abhor you. 12 I will walk among you and be your God, and you shall be My people. Leviticus 26:11-12. God's invitation to look for Him.

 

You shall not permit a sorceress to live. Exodus 22:18.

 

There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, 11 or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. Deuteronomy 18:10-11.

 

The Lord called Samuel. And he answered, “Here I am!”. 1 Samuel 3:4. God speaks to those who love Him.

 

Then he removed the idolatrous priests whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense on the high places in the cities of Judah and in the places all around Jerusalem, and those who burned incense to Baal, to the sun, to the moon, to the constellations, and to all the host of heaven. 2Kings 23:5.

 

For the living know that they will die; but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten.  6 Also their love, their hatred, and their envy have now perished; nevermore will they have a share in anything done under the sun. Ecclesiastes 9:5.

 

Thus says the Lord: Do not learn the way of the Gentiles; do not be dismayed at the signs of heaven, for the Gentiles are dismayed at them. Jeremiah 10:2.

 

For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. Matthew 24:5.

 

So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world...Revelation 12:9.

 

And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. 15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 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 the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666. Revelation 13:14-18.

 

The light of a lamp shall not shine in you anymore, and the voice of bridegroom and bride shall not be heard in you anymore. For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived. Revelation 18:23.

 

Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. Revelation 19:20.

 

 

MESSAGE TO FORTUNE-TELLERS, SORCERERS AND CLAIRVOYANTS:  

 

Repent now, in the name of Jesus Christ; God forgives you if you burn your witchcraft books and return to God. Jesus Christ has also died on the Cross for your sins and has resurrected proving to us that death has no power over Him, since He is the Creator of life and every single thing we know and those we do not know. Your testimony will help thousands of people. Now !!! in Yahshua's name.

 

But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: 10To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.11And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries. 2But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.13Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done. Acts 8-9-13.

 

Now it happened, as we went to prayer, that a certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much profit by fortune-telling. 17 This girl followed Paul and us, and cried out, saying, “These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation.” Acts 16:16-17.

 

Also, many of those who had practiced magic brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted up the value of them, and it totaled fifty thousand pieces of silver. Acts 19:19.

 

 

THE CURSE OF CONSULTING FORTUNE-TELLERS AND CLAIRVOYANTS: THE STORY OF KING SAUL WITH SAMUEL THE PROPHET.

 

...And Saul had put the mediums and the spiritists out of the land. 1Samuel 28:3

 

And when Saul inquired of the Lord, the Lord did not answer him, either by dreams or by Urim or by the prophets. 7 Then Saul said to his servants, “Find me a woman who is a medium, that I may go to her and inquire of her.” 1Samuel 28:6

 

Because you did not obey the voice of the Lord nor execute His fierce wrath upon Amalek, therefore the Lord has done this thing to you this day. 19 Moreover the Lord will also deliver Israel with you into the hand of the Philistines. And tomorrow you and your sons will be with me. The Lord will also deliver the army of Israel into the hand of the Philistines.” 1Samuel 28:18-19.

 

Then Saul said to his armorbearer, “Draw your sword, and thrust me through with it, lest these uncircumcised men come and thrust me through and abuse me.” But his armorbearer would not, for he was greatly afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword and fell on it. 5 And when his armorbearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell on his sword, and died with him. 1Samuel 31:4.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

32. DESTINY. PREDESTINATION - FREE WILL.

 

Our ideal destiny is certainly the Kingdom of God, to which we are invited for eternity if we love God. This subject needs to be divided in two parts: the destiny of our souls and the destiny of our life on earth.

 

The first one depends on what God sees in our hearts, on whether we are humble in spirit to accept that we need to be saved from our way of life against God, through the Cross of Christ, this is known to God from the foundation of the world, but is necessary for us to come to a world that is enemy to God so that we can value being with God and let our life develop, which God has seen in eternity with its fruits, because God knows the outcome in His omnipresence.

 

The second one is decided by each person if they walk hand in hand with God. It is then when God helps us to make proper choices in our decisions, otherwise man is left to the influence of his times, society, education, experience, genetics, etc. All these conditioning factors make man a slave of what can be seen, of what seems to be "logical" in principle, but he is really in the hands of the principalities and powers of the darkness that fight to snatch our souls and take them to hell.

 

In order for this issue to make sense, it is essential to read the following texts, that explain the answer in the Bible and will make you live in freedom and enjoying the presence of the Lord in your life. Below them, we will explain about predestination and free will.

 

The Lord has made all for Himself, yes, even the wicked for the day of doom. Proverbs 16:4.

 

...to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose determined before to be done. Acts 4:28.

 

For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Romans 8:29.

 

(for the children not yet being born, nor having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works but of Him who calls), 12 it was said to her, “The older shall serve the younger." Romans 9:11-12.

 

just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, 5 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will...Ephesians 1:4.

 

but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 20 He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you 21 who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God. 1Peter 1:19.

 

Man received from God the warning not to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, therefore man is granted the possibility of choice between following God or not. Once man covets knowledge in order not to share with God, he receives the ability to be like the Creator, in as much as knowing good and evil, and starts basing his life on this code which rules the whole of mankind, personal moral, which in the wicked and carnal individuals is far away from the Law of God and which, however, others try to fulfill it and thus they justify their lives. Genesis 3:22.

 

Man needs to repent from his mistaken choice, the original sin which is living without God, of rejecting Him in their lives; therefore man has the possibility of making a choice: Matthew 2 and 4:17, John 3:16.

 

There is no literal basis found in the Bible - in the sense of one or several paragraphs - that speak about free will as such, likewise there are none about double predestination, but I will use the following verses as arguments about free will:

 

 

...But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name. Gospel of John 1:12.

 

...I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind...Jeremiah 17:10.

 


...I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts...Jeremiah 31:33.

 

God gives us the most important commandment: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. Matthew 22:37. Man is urged to choose loving God, he is given the freedom to do it.

 

...I am He who searches the minds...Revelation 2:23. God knows us and our thoughts. He awaits our choice.

 

We must also mention that it is true that God can be moved to intervene so that others have faith through our prayers. It is all an exhortation to repentance, if there was no choice, there would be no free will. However ...For whom He foreknew, He also predestined ...whom He predestined, these He also called...Romans 8:29-30.

 

But the fact that God knows the events in human history and everything that is created does not change the fact that God loves us and gives us the freedom to choose, had He not loved us, he would have not come to become man to give Himself on a cross and resurrect to conquer over death.

 

From this day onwards, you can choose two different alternatives in your decisions. First, you may choose by impulse, let yourself be influenced by your beloved ones, friends or society. Or, second, you can choose in your mind asking God so that your decision be what He knows is best for you, if you trust God over men. For this second alternative, which I would say is the good one, pray to God every day when you wake up and tell Him that you want His help, have faith and continue walking and you will experience the blessing. However, do listen to everybody, and then the Lord will make you have open ears so that you hear whatever is from Him, and make your heart ready for God to give you the feeling for whatever it is that you have to do. Read the Bible every day and you will find wisdom inside it, read the Proverbs especially for this, and eat from the fruit of God's wisdom.

 

Your life will never be the same. You will have started to live led by God's true hand. Jesus Christ is the only option to know God. Choose Jesus Christ!, the only One who does not deceive. It is up to you.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

33. RESURRECTION vs. REINCARNATION. WOULD YOU WANT TO COME BACK TO THIS WORLD?.

 

In the times we live in we have heard just about everything about reincarnation, out-of-body experiences, and all sorts of experiences that science cannot explain. However, in this web we propose once again that the Bible is the source of truth. If you want to know about Jesus Christ's alternative, read on.

 

When you analyze experiences or sensations that say we have already lived a certain moment or circumstance, everybody seems to ignore that there is a spiritual world where the beings or angels are either from God or from the devil. They can provoke certain sensations in individuals. Jesus Christ talks about spirits that come out of men and go back in. In the analysis of children who are educated as lamas, they see that they talk about other lives and other fathers repeatedly. It seems that psychologists who treat these cases do not take into account that a spirit that has lived inside a certain person can now live inside a different one in another time in history, this is why it can affect the mind of this child and induce experiences of the life of another person.

 

In the Bible, the Levites were exhorted not to be contaminated by a dead. Although Jesus Christ attends when there are dead, as in the famous passage when He resurrects Lazarus, the brother of Martha and Mary. Obviously, Jesus Christ is the King of Spirits and they obey Him. We must pray to God for spiritual protection when we attend burials or we are in the presence of dead, so that our soul is not filled with any spirit. This should be a daily prayer for the believer, so that Jesus Christ is our protector every day.

 

To support this doctrine, we can refer to the Bible in the verses of Luke 11:24.

 

“When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ 25 And when he comes, he finds it swept and put in order. 26 Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first.”

 

I believe that the bizarre experiences that people suffer are fully explained by this and other passages in the Bible, therefore there is only one destiny left for souls: Resurrection of the body which they belong to, that is earned through the merits of Jesus Christ, whilst reincarnation is an on-going trial in different lives where man, through his own merits - i.e. anti-Christ - must improve until he succeeds in not having to depend on the flesh.

 

We can find an answer to this in the Bible:

 

Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. 1Corinthians 15:50.

 

But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. 23 But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming. 24 Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. 25 For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. 26 The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. 1Corinthians 15:20-26.

 

And what would you prefer? Reincarnate and having to go through the limitations of the flesh and this world over and over again in order to realize that you cannot win without Jesus Christ? Or would you rather stay off the proposals of the anti-Christ and once your life on earth is over you inherit the Kingdom of God in Resurrection in a new body that can live eternally without depending on the limitations and temptations of the flesh? Are you looking for the flesh or Spiritual Life with God?

 

Read a Bible study about RESURRECTION.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

34. SATAN. THE ENEMY OF GOD AND MAN. SPIRITUAL BATTLE.

 

In this section, I wanted to refer to the film "Matrix", because it shows the real situation of the world, where the individual is being manipulated by the system that absorbs him in such a way that he is no longer in control of his own life, but stress and the speed of the competitive work-place and consumer society leave no other way of escape than material pleasures in the short time that is left, and which man mostly spends trying to recover his mind and his identity. A parallel world is shown, that is comparable to the spiritual one where there are two sides: the good ones and the evil ones who want to subjugate the leading character, called Neo ("New" - yourself or myself when we are born again in Jesus Christ), who receives the message that what the has been looking for, the truth, exists, but the Truth implies breaking up with the system. Neo takes the decision of knowing the Truth. Jesus Christ says: The truth shall make you free.

 

Satan, the enemy of God and man, knowing that he has been defeated, tries to snatch away as many as he can, or at least to ruin their temporary stay on Earth. The problem is that the one that deceives mankind lives in a parallel world that the Neos cannot see, and they are manipulated at his fancy. You are invited to get to know the truth, just like in the film. Therefore, follow the Truth in the Bible: Jesus Christ.

 

BIBLICAL DESCRIPTION OF HOW SATAN WAS CREATED AND HIS LATER REBELLION AGAINST GOD:

 

BIBLE TEXT: EZEKIEL 28.

 

“Son of man, take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord God:  “You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. 13 You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering: the sardius, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes was prepared for you on the day you were created. 14 “ You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; you were on the holy mountain of God; you walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones. 15 You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, till iniquity was found in you. 16 “ By the abundance of your trading you became filled with violence within, and you sinned; therefore I cast you as a profane thing out of the mountain of God; and I destroyed you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the fiery stones. 17 “ Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor; I cast you to the ground, I laid you before kings, that they might gaze at you. 18 “ You defiled your sanctuaries by the multitude of your iniquities, by the iniquity of your trading; therefore I brought fire from your midst; it devoured you, and I turned you to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all who saw you. 19 All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you; you have become a horror, and shall be no more forever.”’”

 

OTHER BIBLE TEXTS

 

And a man’s enemies will be those of his own household. Matthew 10:36.

 

...being tempted for forty days by the devil. Luke 4:2.

 

And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works. 2Corinthians 11:14-15.

 

...nor give place to the devil. Ephesians 4:27.

 

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Ephesians 6:11.

 

..and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will. 2Timothy 2:26.

 

 

Get yourself ready for the daily spiritual battle: ...Put on the whole armor of God...Ephesians 6:11.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

35. THE END OF THE WORLD. THE DAY OF THE LORD'S JUDGMENT. ARE YOU READY TO FACE IT?

 

Far from exposing a catastrophic or apocalyptic approach, my intention is to call the reader's attention, whether he may be Christian or not, so that he places himself before God and does what is commonly known as examination of conscience which can be of use for his relationship with the Lord. We usually apply the term "apocalyptic" wrongly, since the true meaning of the Greek word "apocalypsis" is not the end of the world - it means revelation, God's revelation which Jesus Christ received from the Father and that He taught John so that he would share it with us.

 

If we read some Texts we can se the relevance which the announcement of the times of the end has for the Lord, so that man may consider his situation before resurrection, which every man will go through - some to eternal life and some to eternal condemnation - and so that man can be moved to repentance and reconciliation with God for life in Jesus Christ.

 

MATTHEW 24

 

Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

 

 

BOOK OF THE PROPHET DANIEL: CHAPTER 12

 

At that time Michael shall stand up, the great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people; and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation, even to that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered, every one who is found written in the book.

 

Those who have received Christ and they have been found in the book if life that is Christ. Revelation 20: Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. 13 The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. 14 Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.

 

And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting contempt.3 Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever. 4 “But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”

 

So far, the prophecy was closed. It is opened in Revelation. (See below).

 

Then I, Daniel, looked; and there stood two others, one on this riverbank and the other on that riverbank. 6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, “How long shall the fulfillment of these wonders be?”

 

The man clothed in linen is Christ who, as High Priest who lives in the Holiest Place eternally, dresses in linen that is the garment of the holiest priest according to the Law when he goes into the Holy Place.

 

Then I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand to heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever, that it shall be for a time, times, and half a time; and when the power of the holy people has been completely shattered, all these things shall be finished.

 

The shattering of the holy people will be over when all those who are children of God, especially in these times the Jewish people, accept Jesus Christ as the Passover, the Sabbath, the Saviour and the Way, the Truth and the Life (Romans 11: I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But through their fall, to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles. 12 Now if their fall is riches for the world, and their failure riches for the Gentiles, how much more their fullness!)

 

8 Although I heard, I did not understand. Then I said, “My lord, what shall be the end of these things?” 9 And he said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. 10 Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.11 “And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days. 12 Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days. 13 “But you, go your way till the end; for you shall rest, and will arise to your inheritance at the end of the days.”
 

 

Blessed and holy is he who awaits with faith the coming of the time of the Messiah and believes in Him.

 

REVELATION 1:7

 

...Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him...

 

RESURRECTION IS COMING.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

36. RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST AND THE WHOLE OF HUMANITY.

 

Do you know that, according to the Bible, Christ has conquered over death and that for every man to see Him we are all going to be resurrected after death, some for eternal life and some for eternal death?

 

When Christ carries the burden of our Sins on Himself, He pays for us, instead of us, in our place, but He does not pay for Himself, since He does not sin, because sin is to turn away from God and He is One with the Father. Christ said: it is necessary to fulfill all justice, because He knew that the Father, who is just, could not leave His soul in hades, because He proves that He is The life, and after physical death He is resurrected to prove that every domain and strength are under His power.

 

Come, and let us return to the Lord; for He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up. 2 After two days He will revive us; on the third day He will raise us up, that we may live in His sight. 3 Let us know, let us pursue the knowledge of the Lord. His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain, like the latter and former rain to the earth. Hosea 6.

 

and come forth—those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation. John 5.

 

See you in resurrection, if we do not meet before.

 

Read a Bible Study about RESURRECTION

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

37. THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH. WILL RAPTURE HAPPEN BEFORE THE GREAT TRIBULATION?

 

For this subject, I believe that the Word is the best answer, we only need to bring the related verses together.

 

 

Then it happened, as they continued on and talked, that suddenly a chariot of fire appeared with horses of fire, and separated the two of them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. 12 And Elisha saw it...2Kings 2:11

 

“At that time Michael shall stand up, the great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people; and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation, even to that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered, every one who is found written in the book. 2 And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting contempt. 3 Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever. 4 “But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” Daniel 12

 

For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened. Matthew 24:21.

 


“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. John 14:1-3

 

...why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven. Acts 1:11.

 

And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him. Genesis 5:24. Acts 11:5

 

Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. See Revelation 11:15.

 

Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words. 1Thessalonians 4:17.

 

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, 12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, 13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ...Titus 2:12.

 

Because you have kept My command to persevere, 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. 11 Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. Revelation 3:10-11.

 

He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!. Revelation 22:20.

 

In the STATEMENT OF FAITH and in the Bible Studies about The Rapture and The Millennium I deal with the subject of the rapture or snatching away of the Church. Read the following section which includes a brief explanation of the different schools of interpretation about the Great Tribulation, the rapture of the Church and the millennium.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

38. THE 1000 YEARS. THE MILLENNIUM OF REVELATION 20 ANNOUNCES GREAT PROPHECIES.

 

Although the Bible has many hidden and allegorical messages that are opened for the mind of the believer, they are also confirmed in prophecies as they are fulfilled, and there are not many left to be fulfilled related to the end of times. Prophecies are fulfilled literally, as we have seen for over approximately 5762 years.

 

The millennium is the period of time that lasts one thousand years, after the coming of Jesus Christ, when the Lord will reign in justice and holiness over the nations on the earth. A vision of the return to Paradise, to Eden, as the experience of what was God's first project for mankind if we had not sinned turning away from God. After the millennium, the Kingdom of Heavens will be established, which is eternal.

 

Furthermore, in the prophetical map the millennium is linked to the rapture of the Church on the coming of Jesus Christ in the clouds, which has given rise to three different interpretations which we will now see briefly and which, additionally, connect to the question of whether the rapture happens before, in the middle or after a period known as the Great Tribulation which, in turn, can also be interpreted as the period of persecution that started in Jerusalem in the year 70 AD when the Romans destroyed the Temple identified as the time of the Church after Jesus Christ ascended and that will last until His coming to go to the millennium; and the pretribulationist vision that teaches that the Church will be snatched away before the coming of the day of the wrath of God over the wicked world in the kingdom of the antichrist in the last seven years, before the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

There are three main lines of eschatological interpretation about when is the time of the millennium: premillennialist, postmillennialist and amillennialist; these are terms which the Christian must know in order to study this Biblical message.

 

Premillennialism teaches that Jesus Christ will come before the millennium and will establish the Kingdom on the earth from Zion. This doctrine is taught by the majority of evangelical churches, especially Pentecostals.

 

According to postmillennialism, we are living in the symbolic millennium from the coming of Jesus Christ and the Church will slowly win over the world through the Gospel. But we have been 2000 years seeing how human kind is corrupted and how governments become increasingly apart from from the Ways of the Lord. The persecution of Christians, the middle ages, the persecutions of the Inquisition, the two world wars...it does not look like a millennium when Satan is bound. This is the doctrine of traditional churches, Catholic and some protestant churches.

 

Amillennialism says that there will be no literal millennium and that the only Kingdom of God is the Kingdom of Heavens. In the traditional vision of amillennialism the Kingdom of the Lord is the Church and Zion is the heavenly Jerusalem, but this position does not leave any future for Israel who has returned to their land fulfilling the prophecy. The problem is how do they explain the two resurrections explained in Revelation 20.

 

Are they 1000 literal years or do they represent one of God's days, which is what 2Peter 3:8 could refer to, that for us will be like a twinkle of an eye where the judgment and the vision of the justice of the Lord are fulfilled? If you have not read the text recently, I invite you to discover information that is in your Bible. Let the Lord's Spirit guide you in your reading and think carefully and deeply its meaning afterwards, try to leave every interpretation in God's hands and, during the reading, do not refer to the information that is already in your mind of already-known interpretations, just read the passage and leave your understanding in the Lord's hands.

 

One thing is for sure, and the Bible repeats it continuously: The Lord will return in a visible way, Revelation 1:7, and He will establish His Kingdom and we will live in His presence during eternity, all of us who are saved through His grace, not only for a thousand years.

 

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39. BIBLE PROPHECIES FULFILLED, BEING FULFILLED AND PENDING FULFILLMENT.

 

Bible prophecies. The Scrolls found confirm them, but their fulfillment is the light in the Lord's prophetic clock. The jigsaw puzzle of the Lord's prophetic panorama in the Bible is almost completed, there are few pieces left to be received from the Lord in order to complete it. Check it out and guide your life with God.

 

 

4 PROPHECIES FULFILLED IN JESUS CHRIST

 

 

The Messiah would be born in the town of Bethlehem

 

...but you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting. Micah 5:2. I recommend reading the whole of chapter 5. Year 735 b.C.

 

...Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem. Matthew 2:1; Like 2:4.

 

 

 

Children, martyrs for His cause, would accompany the arrival of the Messiah

 

...A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation and bitter weeping, Rachel weeping for her children, refusing to be comforted for her children, because they are no more. Jeremiah 31:15. Year 570 b.C.

 


...Then Herod, when he saw that he was deceived by the wise men, was exceedingly angry; and he sent forth and put to death all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all its districts, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the wise men. Matthew 2:16.

 

 

The Messiah would be priest according to the order of Melchizedek.

 

 

...The Lord has sworn and will not relent, “You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” Psalm 110:4. Between 1400 and 500 b.C.

 

...where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek. Hebrews 6:20.

 

The Messiah would have a triumphant entry into Jerusalem.

 

...Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, lowly and riding on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey. Zechariah 9:9. Year 480 b.C. Isaiah 62:10-12.

 

...took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out: Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! The King of Israel!. 14 Then Jesus, when He had found a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written. John 12:13-14.

 

 

ESCHATOLOGICAL PROPHECIES FULFILLED

 

1948 ISRAEL RETURNS TO THE PROMISED LAND AFTER THE HOLOCAUST. EZEKIEL 36 AND 37.

 

...For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. 25 Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them. 28 Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; you shall be My people, and I will be your God.... ... 33 ‘Thus says the Lord God: “On the day that I cleanse you from all your iniquities, I will also enable you to dwell in the cities, and the ruins shall be rebuilt. 34 The desolate land shall be tilled instead of lying desolate in the sight of all who pass by. 35 So they will say, ‘This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden; and the wasted, desolate, and ruined cities are now fortified and inhabited.’ 36 Then the nations which are left all around you shall know that I, the Lord, have rebuilt the ruined places and planted what was desolate. I, the Lord, have spoken it, and I will do it.” 

 

Which provides the hope of resurrection in:

 

Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They indeed say, ‘Our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off!’ 12 Therefore prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. 13 Then you shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up from your graves. 14 I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken it and performed it,” says the Lord.’”

 

 

THE APOSTASY OF ISRAEL AND THE CHURCH

 

JUDGES 2

 

Then the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and served the Baals; 12 and they forsook the Lord God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt; and they followed other gods from among the gods of the people who were all around them, and they bowed down to them; and they provoked the Lord to anger.

 

GALATIANS 1

 

I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, 7 which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed. 10 For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.

 

1TIMOTHY 4

 

Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, 2 speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared ...

 

PROPHECY BEING FULFILLED AT PRESENT TIME ABOUT THE CHURCH UNTIL THE COMING OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD

 

REVELATION 19

 

Then a voice came from the throne, saying, “Praise our God, all you His servants and those who fear Him, both small and great!” 6 And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, “Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! 7 Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.” 8 And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.

 

 

 

ESCHATOLOGICAL PROPHECIES PENDING FULFILLMENT

 

ZECHARIAH 12 AND 13

 

“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. 3 And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.... ...9 It shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. 10 “And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.  Zechariah 12.  ...“In that day a fountain shall be opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and for uncleanness. Zechariah 13.

 

 

ZECHARIAH 14

 

Behold, the day of the Lord is coming, and your spoil will be divided in your midst. 2 For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem; the city shall be taken, the houses rifled, and the women ravished. Half of the city shall go into captivity, but the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city. 3 Then the Lord will go forth and fight against those nations, as He fights in the day of battle. 4 And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east. And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two, from east to west, making a very large valley; half of the mountain shall move toward the north and half of it toward the south. 5 Then you shall flee through My mountain valley, for the mountain valley shall reach to Azal. Yes, you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Thus the Lord my God will come, and all the saints with You. 6 It shall come to pass in that day that there will be no light; the lights will diminish. 7 It shall be one day which is known to the Lord — neither day nor night. But at evening time it shall happen that it will be light. 8 And in that day it shall be that living waters shall flow from Jerusalem, half of them toward the eastern sea and half of them toward the western sea; in both summer and winter it shall occur. 9 And the Lord shall be King over all the earth. In that day it shall be— “ The Lord is one,” and His name one. 10 All the land shall be turned into a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem. Jerusalem shall be raised up and inhabited in her place from Benjamin’s Gate to the place of the First Gate and the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the king’s winepresses. 11 The people shall dwell in it; and no longer shall there be utter destruction, but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.

 

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40. THE COMING OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD. ETERNAL LIFE.

 

The Kingdom of God is the hope of paradise which is in the wishes of every person who trusts in God's mercy and love. It is God's promise for those who await His coming, the coming of Jesus Christ in the clouds with His armies, to conquer over evil and give us eternal life: But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:33 and The kingdom of God does not come with observation; 21 nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.” Luke 17:20.

 

But everybody wonders about when this will happen. Jesus Christ's answer is that nobody knows the day or the hour, only the Father who is in heaven does, and now so does Jesus Christ who is with Him. However, without fear of being mistaken, the prophecies in the Bible which are being fulfilled make us realize that the time is coming close, very close. 

 

Don't be left out - don't let your beloved ones be left out, take the message of God's hope home with you, that justice and peace will come to our lives, that they believe in the work of Jesus Christ and they will enter the amazing Kingdom of Heaven.

 

Therefore, if the Kingdom if God is coming without a shadow of a doubt, and just in case you still don't know it, to enter it you will only have to go in through the Door that is Jesus Christ, believe in His redeeming work on the Cross and live a life of holiness as part of the Church, obeying the Bible in the New Covenant in His Blood and in the vision of prophetic fulfillment of the New Testament like the primitive church. Come to the wedding of the Lamb. HalleluYah.

 

For the kingdom is the Lord’s, and He rules over the nations. Psalm 22:28.

 


How great are His signs, and how mighty His wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and His dominion is from generation to generation. Daniel 4:3.

 

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” Matthew 3:2.

 

Assuredly, I say to you, I will no longer drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God. Mark 14:25.

 

And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS. 32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. 33 And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end. Luke 1:31-33

 

Then He lifted up His eyes toward His disciples, and said: “ Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God". Luke 6:20.

 

Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3.

 

Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world". John 18:36.

 

For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Romans 14:17.

 

Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come. Revelation 12:10.

 

Eternal Life in the Kingdom of God, in peace and happiness with God and the family of those saved by Him. This is the promise that Jesus Christ has granted us through the faith in His work. If we live a Christian life we can persevere in the faith until His Kingdom comes. In His Kingdom, all those who love God and the Messiah, our Saviour, will be kings and priests and will enjoy God's blessings with Him, now part of them and then after resurrection during eternity, as wife of the lamb. Read Revelation, chapters 21 and 22. In the meantime... the kingdom of God is within you....Luke 17:21. The Kingdom of God will be established universally. This and other Bible prophecies need to be studies and understood by the Christian and announced to the whole world, for God's glory.

 

...Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen. Revelation 1:7.

 

...But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:33.

 

..Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3.