Posted by: ajtony | December 30, 2014

2014 in review


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Posted by: ajtony | January 13, 2014

The Secret Destiny of God’s Ecclesia


God withholds many secrets from His creatures for they are much better off at times not to know what the future holds. Minors in knowledge and truth must be nourished on basic foods but as they progress towards maturity, the character of the food can be changed. Paul makes this point in the following verses.

‘And I,  brethren, could not speak to you as spiritual, but as fleshy, as to the minors in Christ. Milk I give you to drink, not solid food, for not as yet were you able’. 1 Corinthians 3:1-2

God reveals His truth to us as he pleases and as we are able to comprehend and accept it. I can personally testify to that as there are articles on this blog that I wrote a few years ago that I no longer believe to be true. This is because the Lord has shown me more of His truth. It is a fact that the vast majority of people who call themselves Christians do not know the truths of God, instead they have been indoctrinated into the ‘religious’ falsehoods that are taught by the churches. I was so indoctrinated, being brought up by a Roman Catholic (RC) mother and attending RC schools. Later on in adulthood, after the Lord revealed Himself to me, I joined Anglican, Baptist and non denominational churches and found that in essence they have all fell for the false doctrines that do not correspond with the correctly translated Word of God.

If you have matured in your journey with the Lord you may be able to grasp and understand the following ‘secret’ that is plainly in the scriptures.

The Twelve Apostles could not understand the impact of Jesus being the Son of God.

‘Philip is saying to Him, “Lord show us the Father and it is sufficing us.” Jesus is saying to him, “So much time I am with you and you do not know Me Phillip! He who has seen Me has seen the Father.” John 14:8-9. (taken from The Concordant Literal New Testament as are the rest of the scriptures below)

They couldn’t understand His being sacrificed on the cross and His resurrection.

‘Jesus said to His disciples, “You be laying up these sayings in your ears, for the Son of Mankind is about to be given up into the hands of men.” Yet they were ignorant of this declaration, and it was screened from them, that they not be sensing it, and they feared to ask Him concerning this declaration.’ Luke 9:44-45

‘The Son of Mankind …. will be given up to the nations and will be scoffed at and outraged and spat upon and, scourging Him, they will be killing Him. And the third day He will be rising.” And they understand none of these things, and this declaration was hid from them, and they knew not what He said.’ Luke 18:32-34

The end object and reasons behind these things were secrets, revealed at appropriate times to selected individuals (see John 14:16-17, 15:12-15, 25-26) to conform to God’s purpose for the universe.

‘for you to complete the word of God, the secret which has been concealed from the eons and from the generations, yet now was made manifest to His saints, to whom God wills to make known what are the glorious riches of this secret among the nations, which is, Christ among you, the expectation of glory.’ Colossians 1:26-27

The all-important secret for Christians today is still obscure to the vast majority by virtue of Christendom’s false doctrines which evolved over the centuries by action of the church hierarchy.

It was first revealed to Paul, (‘I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you, the nations, since you surely hear of the administration of the grace of God that is given to me for you, for by revelation the secret is made known to me.’ Ephesians 3:3)

In essence, the secret revealed to Paul over a period of time can be summarised as thus: God designated certain individuals (Jew and Gentile) before the disruption of the world to be among a host of people having a special purpose and destiny. (Eph 2:6-7)

‘Blessed be the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who blesses us with every spiritual blessing amongst the celestials, in Christ, according as He chooses us in Him before the disruption of the world, we to be holy and flawless in His sight.’ Ephesians 1:4

At God’s chosen time, these individuals heard and responded to the Word of Truth and through faith accepted Christ Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. In so doing they became saints, sons of God, (‘designating us beforehand for the place of a son for Him through Christ Jesus.’ Ephesians 1:5. ‘Now, at the coming of faith, we are no longer under an escort, for you are all sons of God, through faith in Christ Jesus.’ Galatians 3:26), and members of Christ’s Body (the Church), (‘and subjects all under His feet, and gives Him, as Head over all, to the ecclesia which is His body’  Ephesians 1:22)

All of the saints then are justified of their shortcomings through Christ Jesus (by God’s grace) (Gal 2:16). At Christ’s appearance in the air, the Church which is Christ’s body (comprised of all its members – Jews and Gentiles alike) will respond to His call and rise to meet Him with changed bodies (from terrestrial to celestial).

‘for the Lord Himself will be descending from heaven with a shout of command, with the voice of the Chief Messenger, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ shall be rising first. Thereupon we, the living who are surviving, shall at the same time be snatched away together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. So that, console one another with these words.’ 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18

It will be our mission to display God’s grace, love and kindness before the spirit beings in the celestials, thereby gaining their adoration of the Heavenly Father.

‘yet God, being rich in mercy, because of His vast love with which he loves us (we also being dead to the offences and lusts), vivifies us together in Christ (in grace are you saved) and rouses us together and seats us together among the celestials, in Christ Jesus, that in the coming eons, He should be displaying the transcendent riches of His grace in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus.’  Ephesians 2:4-7,

‘To me, less than the least of all saints, was granted this grace: to bring the evangel of the untraceable riches of Christ to the nations, and to enlighten all as to what is the administration of the secret, which has been concealed from the eons in God, Who creates all, that now may be made known to the sovereignties and the authorities among the celestials, through the ecclesia, the multifarious wisdom of God, in accord with the purpose of the eons, which He makes in Christ Jesus, our Lord;’ Ephesians 3:8-12

Following this great event, Christ eventually returns to earth, (‘And then shall they be seeing the Son of Mankind coming in clouds with much power and glory.’ Mk 13:26), the unbelieving Jews accept Him as their Messiah (Jerusalem! Jerusalem! who art killing the prophets and pelting with stones those who have been despatched to her! How many times do I want to assemble your children in the manner a hen is assembling her brood under her wings and you will not! Lo! left is your house to you desolate. for I am saying to you: You may by no means be perceiving Me henceforth, till you should be saying, “Blessed is He Who is coming in the name of the Lord!”.’Mt 23:37-39), they evangelise the unbelieving nations (Mt 28:19-20, Rv 20:4), Satan is bound for 1,000 years (Rv 20:2-3), he is loosed for a time (Rv 20:7-9), a last battle of rebellion takes place (Rv 20:9-10), death is abolished (‘The last enemy being abolished: death.’1 C 15:26, ‘is being manifested through the advent of our Saviour, Christ Jesus, Who, indeed abolished death.’ 2 Tim 1:10) and Christ brings ALL (the terrestrial and celestial beings) to God’s throne (1C 15:24) to live in peace and joy forevermore

Now, whenever all may be subjected to Him,

Then the Son Himself also shall be subjected to Him Who subjects all to Him,

That God may be ALL in All. ( (1Cor 15:28))

Posted by: ajtony | December 31, 2013

2013 in review


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Posted by: ajtony | September 28, 2013

ALL in All


Christ died for our sins, And He has been roused …..

Christ has been roused from among the dead,

The Firstfruit of those who are reposing.

For since, in fact, through a man came death,

Through a man, also, comes the resurrection of the dead.

For even as, in Adam, all are dying,

Thus also, in Christ, shall all be vivified. Yet each in his own class:

The Firstfruit. Christ;

Therefore upon those who are Christ’s in His presence;

Thereafter the consummation,

Whenever he may be giving up the kingdom to His God and Father,

Whenever he should be nullifying all sovereignty and all authority and power.

For he must be reigning until He should be placing all His enemies under His feet.

The last enemy is being abolished: death. For he subjects all under His feet ………..

Now, whenever all may be subjected to Him,

Then the Son Himself also shall be subjected to Him Who subjects all to Him,

That God may be ALL in All. (selected from 1 Corinthians 15)

Please read the above carefully and then read it again, and again, till you can grasp what this passage of scripture is saying to you.

The Lord may reveal it to you or He may not. That is entirely up to Him and is nothing to do with me. All I am doing is writing down what is on my heart and what I believe the Lord has shown me more recently than some of the older posts on this blog.

Now also read this passage from 1 Colossians 15-20

Who is the image of the invisible God,

Firstborn of every creature,

for in Him is all created,

that in the heavens and that on the earth,

the visible and the invisible,

whether thrones, or lordships, or sovereignties, or authorities,

all is created through Him and for Him,

and He is before all,

and all has its cohesion in Him.

And He is the head of the body, the ecclesia,

Who is Sovereign, Firstborn from among the dead,

that in all He may be becoming first,

for in Him, the entire compliment delights to dwell,

and through Him to reconcile all to Him

(making peace through the blood of His cross)

through Him,

whether those on the earth or those in the heavens.  (1 Colossians 15-20)

The supremacy of God’s Son depends on the universality or totality of His many dignities. This is emphasised in the above passage from Colossians.

Within these five verses we read no less than 8 times that the given glory is all inclusive.

He is the Firstborn of every creature. All is created in Him, and all is created through and for Him. He is before all. All has its cohesion in Him. In all He is becoming first. The entire compliment dwells in Him. He reconciles all through the blood of His cross.

And on two occasions this is amplified and defined as all that is in the heavens or on the earth. it is said to include both visible and invisible.

What more could be said to impress us with the universal scope of the Son’s activities?

If the Lord allows I will write further on ‘heaven and hell’, whether punishment for the unbeliever is eternal, everlasting or forever, or is in fact for a period of time only called ages or eons in the Bible.

Taken from ‘All in All’ by A.E. Knoch and the Concordant Literal New Testament.

Posted by: ajtony | August 22, 2013

I’m Back!


I am the author of this website and although it regularly gets hundreds of visitors a day I haven’t added anything to it for over 18 months!

Why not you may well ask? Well, I believe that the Lord has continued to show me more and more of His truth and this means that I don’t actually believe much of what I have previously written. None of us come to the full knowledge of truth but I do believe the Lord shows us more and more according to His will and just like the Aposle Paul’s knowledge grew and matured, so can ours!

Also, my website has been hijacked by religious people, spell casters, and those who believe and practice the false prosperity gospels of TV evangelists who preach that God wants to heal us of every illness, bless us and make us rich in this life etc. This teaching is FALSE and is not Biblical! If you are one of God’s chosen ones then our blessing is with Him in the heavenlies NOT here on earth. This world has nothing to offer a chosen one of God. We are here and we have to live, one day at a time, waiting for the glorious appearing of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ! Giving thanks in all circumstances and trusting that whatever happens to us, good or bad, it happens according to God’s will because He is in control. That is our blessing, now and in the future! He will ‘break’ his chosen people with ‘bad’ things, ill health and difficult circumstances until we learn to totally rely on Him to provide for us and to remove any semblance of worldly ambition or pride. That is part of maturing as a chosen one of God!

So don’t pray for riches, jobs, partners etc, pray that God’s will be done in your life. Surrender totally to Him! Make Him the centre of your life but don’t believe you have to do anything in return!

I have recently been led to the Concordant Literal New Testament, published by  the Concordant Publishing Concern as this more accurately translates the original scriptures. What I have learnt means that there is a major doubt in my mind now about the existence of Hell and the eternal damnation and future destiny of the ‘lost’. The ‘lost’ will face punishment but will this be eternal or not? I believe the Lord has also shown me the future destination of his chosen ones and clarified the separation of the Jewish race and the church of Jesus Christ and how He will deal with each group.

The more I have read, many of the anomalies in scripture have become clearer and I plan to reveal these things over the coming weeks and months on these pages. For example study these passages and ask yourself can both views be true?.

Universal Justification Rom 5:8      vs    Everlasting Punishment Mt 25:46

Universal Vivification 1 Cor 15:22       vs    An Endless Death State Rev 20:14

Universal reconciliation Col 1:20      vs      Eternal Torment Rev 20:10

The veil of deception is so, so strong! We are all deceived! We all need to see the truth but that can only come if the Lord reveals that to us and that will be according to His will. He won’t reveal His truth to everyone and even though you may be searching for truth it will only come from God if it His will for your life.

‘for theLord Himself will be descending from heaven with a shout of command, with the the voice of the Chief Messenger, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ shall be rising first. Thereupon we, the living who are surviving, shall at the same time be snatched away together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. And thus shall we always be together with the Lord. So that, console one another with these words.’ 1 Thess 4:16-18 (Concordant translation)

That is the blessed promise that all God’s chosen ones should be looking for. If you are struggling in this world and you know that you just don’t fit in, then REJOICE! You are a chosen one of God and your reward will be great! You will forever be with the Lord BUT where will you be? I will write further about this in my next entry.

Love in Jesus, Tony

Posted by: ajtony | February 17, 2012

the sovereignty of God


I have recently discovered the sermons of  Lehman Straus (now with the Lord) and I have been so impressed with the Biblical truth and teachings in them that I am going to post a few of his sermons here. My prayer is that the Lord will speak to you through what Lehman has to say. Love in Jesus, Tony

GOD IS IN CONTROL by Lehman Straus

God is the creator and controller of the universe and all that is in it, whether animate or inanimate. Any use or disposition He chooses to make of any part of His creation is His sovereign right. God is accountable only to Himself. He reports to nobody. He is not required at any time to give to any person any explanation for anything He says or does. He is the superpower above all powers in every area of His creation

We do not expect to understand fully the purpose for our trials until our Lord calls us home to be with Him. But we do know that He loves us too much to harm us, and that He is far more concerned with our welfare than we are. God’s choices are always right. He is capable of carrying out any project to a successful conclusion without the possibility of fault or failure. Nothing in His universe happens by chance or accident. For every effect there is a cause. God “worketh all things after the counsel of His own will: That we should be to the praise of his glory”  Ephesian 1:11-12. Yes, God is in control.

It was Wednesday, April 14, 1982. Eighteen days had passed since Elsie’s stroke. The neurologist in charge requested that I meet with him. I waited expectantly in the corridor outside Elsie’s room. When the doctor appeared his remarks were brief and pointed.

“We are making arrangements to move your wife to a rehabilitation center in San Diego.”

“What led you to this decision?” I asked.

He hesitated. I detected a bit of concern in his delayed reply. I was right. His words came slowly.

“There is nothing more that we can do medically for Mrs. Strauss.” He placed his hand on my shoulder and patted it gently. “I’m sorry,” he said, and he walked away.

For a few seconds I stood motionless, my mind almost blank. Then I walked slowly into the room, kissed Elsie, and sat in the chair beside the bed.

She spoke first. “What did the doctor tell you?”

“He said that you will be transferred to a rehabilitation center in San Diego.”

I took her hand in mine. Then I assured her that there was nothing to fear because God was in control.

But did I really believe that God was in control? The mere thought of questioning the sovereignty of God scared me. But then, the government of the universe is a question with which most of us have grappled at some time. We Christians affirm our belief in the sovereignty of God, but our faith is challenged in times of natural upheaval, national disaster, or personal affliction. Pain and poverty, disease and death, sorrow and suffering all tend to cause us to think seriously about God as creator and controller of the world of which we are a part. It is not always easy to believe that God is in control.

On that Wednesday in April 1982, my faith was being tested. At that particular moment my mind was not capable of rationalizing the majesty of God’s sovereignty. When I was told the seriousness of Elsie’s condition, I realized that some cherished plans would have to be canceled. Quite frankly, I could not understand God’s reason for this turn of events. But I knew that the Bible contains all we poor mortals need to know. Our Lord said, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” Mathew 4:4. So I went immediately to the Scriptures for help.

God’s Sovereignty and the Scriptures

Although the words sovereign and sovereignty do not appear in the King James Version of the Bible, the fact of God’s sovereignty is its major message.

The word sovereign comes from the Latin word super. It conveys the idea of superior and supreme, primary and paramount, unequaled and unexcelled. The God of the Bible is eternal and self-existent. He is supreme in excellence and perfect in all His ways. He is the one and only autonomist, self-contained and self-controlled, with the right and power of self-government. God is infinite in His imperial independence. His capacities and capabilities far surpass the scope of human reasons.

After Elsie had her stroke, someone sent her a book entitled Yet Will I Trust Him by Peg Rankin. The book is nontechnical and nontheological, but we found it to be practical and helpful. It contains this brief definition of God’s sovereignty, “God can do anything He wants to do, anytime He wants to do it, anyway He wants to do it, and for any purpose He wants to accomplish.” Any use or disposition God chooses to make of any part of His creation, animate or inanimate, is His sovereign right. When God revealed to Abraham that He would destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, the patriarch knew that many people would die. To that frightening revelation Abraham said, “Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?” Genesis 18:25.

In addition to being sovereign, God is righteous. This means that He can do no wrong. If God could do wrong, He would cease to be God. When those two cities were destroyed, God was in control. He was doing what He wanted to do, when He wanted to do it, in the way He wanted to do it, and for the purpose He wanted to accomplish. And in so doing, He did right.

The book of Daniel was written to teach the sovereign rule of God over all nations on earth. Read these excerpts:

–to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men. (4:17)

–till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. (4:25)

–until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. (4:32)

And [Nebuchadnezzar] was driven from the sons of men; and his heart was made like the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild asses; they fed him with grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven; till he knew that the most high God ruled in the kingdom of men, and that he appointeth over it whomsoever He will. (5:21)

In each of the above passages the name “most High” or “most high God” is used. It is the Hebrew name El Elyon, and means “the possessor of heaven and earth” Genesis 14:22. The Holy Spirit guided the writers of Scripture to state emphatically that “the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein” Psalm 24:1; see also 1 Corinthians 10:26,28. God sent the plagues upon the Egyptians so that the people would know “that the earth is the Lord’s” Exodus 9:29. The universe is God’s by creative right. By Him were all things created and by Him all things consist (see Colossians 1:16-17 and Hebrews 1:3.

The apostle declared that God “worketh all things after the counsel of his own will” Ephesians 1:11. Civilizations have risen and fallen. Great leaders of nations have reigned and have been dethroned. And all the while, God has been in control. David prayed to the Lord, “Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all” 1 Chronicles 29:12. With the rise and fall of every world ruler, God has been in control. Yes, He has been doing what He wanted to do, when He wanted to do it, in the way He wanted to do it, for the purpose He wanted to accomplish, and using whomever He would.

Likewise, the book of Amos teaches the sovereign control of God over all the affairs in heaven and on earth. The nation of Israel had willfully disobeyed God. Divine judgment came to the people in several ways: war, drought, famine, and plagues of grasshoppers. Read chapter 4 carefully and note the seven times God said to Israel that He was responsible for every disaster that befell the nation. Observe the use of the first person singular: “I also have given you . . . want of bread” (v. 6); “I have withholden the rain from you” (v. 7); “I have smitten you with blasting and mildew” (v. 9); “I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt” (v. 10); “I have overthrown some of you” (v. 11). God here informed the nation that He was the motivating force behind disease, death, drought, and destruction.

Now look at Amos 3:6, where the prophet asked, “Shall there be evil in a city, and the Lord hath not done it?” The word evil here does not refer to moral evil, but rather a calamity. Through the prophet Isaiah, God said, “I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I, the Lord, do all these things” (45:7). Again the word evil denotes any kind of a natural disaster such as a plague, drought, flood, or earthquake.

Both Amos and Isaiah are telling us that nothing happens by chance or accident. For every effect there is a cause. God does what He wants to do, when He wants to do it, in the way He wants to do it, for the purpose He wants to accomplish, and involves any person or persons He chooses to use.

The supreme rulership of God is based upon the perfections of His divine being. This is the biblical concept of God, and Christians need to believe it and hold fast to it. God is the supreme dispenser of all events. “He ruleth by His power for ever” Psalm 66:7. He is “the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords” 1 Timothy 6:15. Our loving Heavenly Father is the sovereign ruler over all His creation. He is in control. This is the plain teaching of the Holy Scriptures.

God’s Sovereignty and Human Suffering

I am learning that there is a large gap between studying truth intellectually and knowing that truth by personal experience. This fact was made real to me as I reviewed what the Bible teaches about the sovereignty of God. Quite frankly, I confess to having had a bit of a problem on the day of April 14, 1982.

This was my problem: How does a child of God reconcile God’s sovereignty with human suffering and affliction? How does a Christian apply the sovereignty of God when his wife, whom he loves more than he loves his own life, lies helpless and suffering before him?

If someone had come to me on that day in April and said, “I would like to help you. What are your needs?” I wouldn’t have had any answer. My mind was too boggled. I was hurting. I needed time for in-depth study and personal application of the truth of God’s sovereignty.

Is it wrong for a minister and teacher of God’s Word to be perplexed? Although most of us don’t admit it, all of us at some time have been tempted to walk away from God. But when a hurting person takes his view of life from what he is experiencing, from what he sees and feels, that’s one time when he needs to draw near to God. As the apostle James put it, “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you” James 4:8. Asaph was perplexed by what he saw in life, but he came to the right conclusion when he said, “But it is good for me to draw near to God” Psalm 73:28.

How do I draw near to God? I could pray. But at that moment I was affected emotionally to the point where I couldn’t articulate an intelligent prayer. Then too, what could I tell God that He didn’t already know? I needed to draw near to God, not to update Him on Elsie’s condition and our needs. I needed to draw near so that He could speak to me and give me the assurance that He was in control. I had just told Elsie that God was in control. But at that moment, I was being controlled by an experience that perplexed me. So I drew near to God through His Word.

The prophet Isaiah wrote, “And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction–” Isaiah 30:20. Yes, God does send adversity and affliction to His own. They are His gifts to us, “For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth” Hebrews 12:6. This is a time of adversity and affliction for Elsie and me, but I will not dishonor the Lord by questioning His right to do what He wants to do.

I see no difference between a God who is not sovereign and no God at all. If I were to doubt now that the Lord of the Bible, the God and Father of every believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, is in control over our lives, I would be no better than an atheist.

David stood before the congregation and prayed aloud to God, “Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all. Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all” 1 Chronicles 29:11-12. Take special note of that word reignest. Because it is in the present continuous tense, it tells us that God is reigning now. At this very moment God is in control.

I am comforted with the assurance that my Lord has a good and wise purpose to be served through Elsie’s affliction. Exactly what His purpose is in sending this trial into our lives I do not know at this time. Nor do I know if God will ever reveal His purpose to us in this life. The Lord said, “What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter” John 13:7. I do not want these words of our Lord to be lost on me as they were lost on Peter. One day Elsie and I will understand that which for the present is hidden from us. We can afford to wait. “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then, face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known” 1 Corinthians 13:12.

Multitudes have suffered and died, and multitudes continue to suffer, without knowing the reason why. The Bible says, “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it” 1 Corinthians 10:13. This is God’s promise that He will place a limit upon the severity of the trial and that He will give us sufficient strength to bear up under it.

We realize that we are not the only ones to suffer without knowing the reason. Job, for instance, who suffered great losses and bore heavy burdens, never did learn the reason the tragedies came into his life.

Recently, as I reread Psalm 119, I was greatly impressed and encouraged with David’s personal testimony of the blessings he received from the afflictions he suffered.

First, he bore witness to the sovereignty of God when he was afflicted. He said, “I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness has afflicted me” (v. 75). Here we have a clear testimony, given by divine inspiration, that God in righteousness sent affliction into David’s life and experience.

Second, David testified that affliction was a learning experience for him. He wrote, “It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes” (v. 71). Suffering is a required course in God’s school, and it should be a great learning place for every believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. Our trial has been for me an enriching experience. It has taught me some valuable lessons.

Third, David testified how his affliction benefited him spiritually. “Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word” (v. 67). One of the proverbs reminds us that “whom the Lord loveth He correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth” Proverbs 3:12. The New Testament adds witness to this fact with the words, “For whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth” Hebrews 12:6.

Yes, spiritual benefits are to be derived from trials and suffering. God has placed us on earth that we may glorify Him. “Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf” 1 Peter 4:16. The suffering season of life is a beautiful time to glorify God. It provides us with a fresh incentive to grow in grace and to develop spiritually.

Every afflicted Christian should bow to the absolute sovereignty of God and surrender to Him the right to do what He chooses to do, whenever He chooses to do it, in any way He chooses to do it, for any purpose He wants to accomplish, and to use any person He chooses.

He Maketh No Mistake

My Father’s way may twist and turn,
My heart may throb and ache,
But in my soul I’m glad I know
He maketh no mistake.

My cherished plans may go astray,
My hopes may fade away,
But still I’ll trust my Lord to lead,
For He doth know the way.

Though night be dark and it may seem
That day will never break,
I’ll pin my faith, my all in Him,
He maketh no mistake.

There’s so much now I cannot see,
My eyesight’s far too dim;
But come what may, I’ll surely trust
And leave it all to Him.

For by and by the mist will lift
And plain it all He’ll make;
Through all the way, though dark to me,
He made not one mistake.

(A. M. Overton)

 

Posted by: ajtony | January 3, 2012

2012 and the Occult


What does 2012 have in store for us all? As far as I am concerned it is one year nearer to our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, returning to this earth for His chosen ones, and I look for Him every day!!

But the dark forces in this world have a plan as well and 2012 is a big year for them. What they are trying to bring about can only happen if the Lord allows it according to His will (they have tried several times in the past to no avail).

Click on the following link to read aabout the occult’s plans for 2012. Whilst i do not necesarrily agree with all that is written here i do believe that there is a huge occult movement to bring in their ‘christ’, the man of lawlessness, the Antichrist, that this world awaits.

2012

This world is under decay, and all the ‘bad’ things that are happening and that will continue to happen are signs of the soon return of Jesus!Hallelujah!!

So I say , ‘BRING IT ON’ and ‘Come Lord Jesus!’

Love in Jesus, Tony

Posted by: ajtony | December 30, 2011

Does God hate anyone?


I was writing an article on God, love and hate when I came across this piece by Matt Slick. Rather than continue my bit I didn’t hesitate publishing Matt’s article. It is full of Biblical truth and wonderfully explained. Love in Jesus, Tony
 

The universalists repeatedly say things like, “God loves us all so much that He will save us all”; or “He hates the sin, but loves the sinner”; or “God is love, and will not send anyone to hell.”

Universalists teach that God is so full of love, that He simply cannot send anyone to eternal hell fire. It is against His infinite love. They want God to forgive all, even those who openly reject Him and die cursing God.

I must admit, it is nice to think of God’s love being so infinitely great that all will ultimately be saved. Hell is a terrible place and I don’t want anyone to go there. But it does not matter what I think. It matters what the Bible says.

God is love (1 John 4:8), but God also punishes the sinner and hates all who do iniquity. God is not one sided. He is not simply an infinitely loving God. He is also infinitely just. He must deal with sin. He must punish the sinner.

In the truth of God’s word, we find that the Lord has provided one way by which we may be saved. That single way is through Jesus’ sacrifice. For all who trust in Him, salvation will come. But to those who turn away, God’s wrath abides upon them: “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him,” (John 3:36).

Does God hate anyone?

Does God hate anyone? The answer is yes.

  • Psalm 5:5, “The boastful shall not stand before Thine eyes; Thou dost hate all who do iniquity,”
  • Psalm 11:5, “The Lord tests the righteous and the wicked, and the one who loves violence His soul hates.”
  • Lev. 20:23, “Moreover, you shall not follow the customs of the nation which I shall drive out before you, for they did all these things, and therefore I have abhorred them.”
  • Prov. 6:16-19, “There are six things which the Lord hates, yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: 17 Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 A heart that devises wicked plans, feet that run rapidly to evil, 19 A false witness who utters lies, and one who spreads strife among brothers.”
  • Hosea 9:15, “All their evil is at Gilgal; indeed, I came to hate them there! Because of the wickedness of their deeds I will drive them out of My house! I will love them no more; All their princes are rebels.”

Are these verses hard to read? Do they make you feel uncomfortable? They should. God hates sin. But, He does not punish sin. He punishes the sinner. Sin cannot be tied up and thrown into a fire. It cannot be put in a box or glued to a stick. It is rebellion. It is rebellion in the heart. It is breaking God’s Law. Sin occurs inside the heart and mind of people. Therefore, God must punish the sinner. Why? Because He is both Holy and Just and the person who sins offends God. God’s Holy and Just character will not allow Him to ignore this offense. Why?….

God’s Law is Perfect

When God said, “Let there be light,” it happened. When He commanded that the oceans be, they came into existence. God’s word is powerful. What He says is never futile, empty, or without power.

The Law is a reflection of God’s character. It is pure and perfect. It is powerful. The Ten Commandments reflect God’s holiness and justice. These commandments are not without punishments. A law without consequences is only an empty slogan.

To sin is to break God’s Law and offend His character. To sin means to challenge His character and authority. It means you go against His word. But God is not a liar. His word is true. He has said He will punish the lawbreaker.

But, praise be to God, that while we were yet sinners, Jesus died for us (Rom. 5:6). There is no way we can appease God. That is why God became one of us (John 1:1,14; Heb. 2:17), to take our place and become sin on our behalf (2 Cor. 5:21). Therefore, people have two options:

  1. Trust Jesus, God in flesh, as your savior and put your faith in the sacrifice that He made on the cross and in nothing you do.
  2. Reject the cross and let the penalty of the Law fall upon you.

Either God pays, or you do — forever. Which will it be?

“For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,” (Heb. 10:26). If there is no sacrifice available for you, then God’s wrath abides upon you because He hates sin and your sin is not removed (John 3:36). Trust Jesus alone or the wrath of God will abide upon you forever.

Conclusion

The sobering fact is that God is so holy and righteous that He hates the sinner (Psalm 5:5; Lev. 20:23; Prov. 6:16-19; Hos. 9:15). Some say that we should say that God only hates the sin but loves the sinner. But, the above scriptures speak contrary to that. But it is also true that He is love (1 John 4:8). It is better to accept the love of God found in Jesus than to reject it and suffer His wrath.

Posted by: ajtony | October 9, 2011

The Christian ‘New Age’ Religion


In my last post I stated my belief that the new world religion prophesied in the Bible is here now! It comes under the umbrella of the ‘New Age Movement’ but embraces anything ‘spiritual’ as long as it is not true Christianity or Judaism, faiths that believe in one God only. You may or may not believe that it is here now or you may not actually be aware that it has crept into the ‘church’ by the back door so I am going to give you some examples from somewhere very close to where I live in Scotland.

If you claim to be a Christian who follows Jesus Christ of Nazareth as Lord, Saviour and God, then you need to leave any church or group that promotes or belongs to any of the following organisations, or teaches subjects such as ‘christ consciousness’, ‘meditative Christianity’, emerging spirituality, mysticism or holds to the belief that we are all gods that can seek higher levels of consciousness and make contact with the god within us etc etc. These practices lead to contact with what the new Agers call. ‘spirit beings’ or ‘ancients’ but which are really fallen angels or demons, masquerading as ‘angels of light’.

When you read about the New Age occult practices on the internet or in books it can be quite shocking. But, when you actually see it in action, it brings home to you that it is definitely real and here now.

The Findhorn Foundation is on our doorstep being less than 20 miles away and it has been called the world headquarters of the New Age Movement. They are very up front about what they do and in this respect I haven’t got a problem with them. Their ‘religion’ has been about for thousands of years (see Ezekiel 8 for example) and the Bible tells us that those following ‘doctrines of demons’ would increase as the day of Jesus’ return approached so I say bring it on.

What I want to do is to highlight a conference coming up at Findhorn in April 2012 entitled, ‘Into Christ Consciousness – Co-Creating Our Emerging Future’. This is how they advertise the course on their website.

‘In Findhorn’s 50th birthday year we invite you to join our co-creative Easter Gathering in the transformative field of consciousness emerging at this time, calling us to expand into the greater reality that has always been there and take a further step beyond fear and into Love.

Down the ages, mystics of the world’s spiritual traditions have awakened to this reality and now quantum scientists are re-discovering that there is a greater whole beyond our sense-bound perception. Human consciousness is evolving, and the process is speeding up – towards the realisation that there are no boundaries in Love, for what one is, all are. This reality calls us to birth and embody our inner divinity and, in so doing, embrace our universal humanity. This is Christ Consciousness.

Key themes include: ·

  • the evolution of consciousness ·
  • the active power of compassionate love –
  • stepping beyond fear ·
  • the inter-connectedness of all being, from cells to stars ·
  • multi-dimensionality ·
  • living from the level of soul ·
  • owning the shadow and embracing difference ·
  • the feminine face of the Divine ·
  • active engagement in the magic of life’s flow

Join us in creating a group chalice. This will be a gathering created by group-synergy, not in the usual conference format. Participating together in silence and meditation, ceremonies of song and story, poetry and dance, in personal sharing, in exploration and in practical discussion, we join to open a channel for a consciousness that can meet a changing world with compassion and creativity.’

Now, you would hope that most discerning Christians will read this, see it for what it is, and steer well clear. But the descriptive ‘Christian’ has been hijacked by many different groups, and use of the word doesn’t actually mean anything anymore. There are Christian witches, Christian pagans, Christian mystics, Christian spiritists, Christian druids etc. and they even use the name of Jesus but it is a different Jesus. If you check out some of the links here you will see that there is the Jesus Christ of the Bible, the Jesus of Rome, the New Age Jesus, the Cosmic Christ, the Master Jesus and the Maitreya, just to name a few.

You may be even more surprised to know that Luciferians refer to Lucifer as Jesus. click here to read why.

Back to Findhorn and the Christ Consciousness conference. It is when you look at the groups working in collaboration with the Findhorn Foundation and actively promoting the above conference that alarms bells should sound because many of them claim to be Christians.

This is what the website says:

‘This Gathering is an integral part of an emerging process. Organisations actively supporting it include CANA (Christians Awakening to a New Awareness), the Wrekin Trust, Contemplative Fire and Friends of Iona. CANA and the Wrekin Trust are collaborating with the Findhorn Foundation in creating an interactive website for exploration, Into Christ Consciousness. Offering features, resources and a mailing list, the site aims to support people in linking with others on a similar journey. We offer the Gathering as an event in which we join to work actively, both for the transformation of our own consciousness, and in service to the whole. All who come are contributors’

CANA, Christians Awakening to a New Awareness, was originally ‘Christians Awakening to a New Age’ and a visit to their website will tell you amongst other things that:

Those who join CANA see their starting point as Christian but are open to the moving of the Spirit to seek and explore God and the spiritual dimensions of life, in a way that is open-ended and free from the boundaries that most religious frameworks and structures have imposed.

CANA exists to give those seeking a deeper spiritual awareness a safe place to experience, share and develop their vision’.

That all sounds fine doesn’t it but the next part gives us a clue as to what they are really all about.

‘CANA recognises that we are all one through that of God within us from whatever background we come’.

There you have it! The ‘God within us’, not a Christian concept at all. Further delving into the events advertised on the CANA website show courses on ‘DISCOVERING INNER WAYS TO TRUTH’. They quote the scripture shown below, state that Jesus wants us to become like Him (all true) but then go on about Inner and outer teaching, how Jesus prepared the way for our evolution in awareness and mentions exploring the ‘Essenes and Christian Mystery School teachings of Elizabeth Mac Donald Burrows (described here as a Christian Mystic & International Spiritual Educator, she was was raised a Christian but was visited and guided by the unseen Masters of the angelic regions from her early youth. Check out her website and you will see clearly what the Mystics and New Agers believe). This is most definitely not Christian and they are not writing about Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Lord, Saviour, God and man of the bible, that’s for sure!!

Here’s how they describe the course.

‘And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? He answered and said unto them, “Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.” (Matthew 13: 10-11.)

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do. (John 15: 12.)

There has always existed an Inner and Outer Teaching. However, no longer is the Inner Teaching available only to the few. In these times, the Inner Teaching is available to all who seek it. Jesus’ wish for us is that we should become like Him, for which purpose He prepared the way for our evolution in awareness.

We shall explore sources of the Inner Teaching, readily available to us today, e.g. the Essenes and the Christian Mystery School teachings of Elizabeth MacDonald Burrows. There will be experiential sessions to show how practical the Inner Teaching is for our development as spiritual beings.’

 CANA states that their ‘numbers continue to grow, attracting both laity and clergy who are refreshed by being amongst people who are exploring faith in an open way’.

A look at the ‘Useful Websites’ page shows more groups involved with CANA, again many of them claiming to be Christian’.

PCN Britain (Progressive Christian Network). The Progressive Christianity Network Britain works to promote and support open and contemporary Christian understanding. www.pcnbritain.org.uk

The Modern Churchpeople’s Union. MCU are a mixed bunch of people, that share an open-minded and thoughtful approach to Christian faith. They wish to offer a safe space for people to explore doubts, further their spiritual journey, and take a critical approach to certainties. www.modchurchunion.org

Sea of Faith Network. The Network explores the implications for spiritual, social and ecological issues that arise from embracing the provisional nature of religious insight. www.sofn.org.uk

Bede Griffiths Sangha. Father Bede Griffiths, who died in 1993, was one of the great spiritual leaders of the 20 th century, and a charismatic man who emanated unconditional love. The Bede Griffiths Sangha (the Sanskrit word for community) is an informal network of people who have been touched and inspired by his life and teachings. www.bedegriffithssangha.org.uk

The British Teilhard Association. The British Teilhard Association promotes the work and vision of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. www.teilhard.org.uk

Catholics for a Changing Church www.ccc4vat2.co.uk

Contemplative Fire. Contemplative Fire is a movement, a community and an adventure, celebrating life in all its fullness on the Way of Christ. www.contemplativefire.org

Anglican Boatrockers Boatrockers is not an organisation -it’s a human dynamic to catch the wind of the Spirit that rocks the boat – not to make it sink, but to keep it on course! www.anglican-boatrockers.net

Wrekin Trust. The Wrekin Trust and Wrekin Forum have their roots in the work established by Sir George Trevelyan and those that worked with him. www.wrekintrust.org

GreenSpirit. Green Spirit is a network of people who celebrate the human spirit in the context of our place in the natural world and Earth’s own evolutionary journey. www.greenspirit.org.uk

Jerusalem Peacemakers. Jerusalem Peacemakers is a network of independent interfaith peace-builders dedicated to encouraging understanding and reconciliation in the Holy Land. www.jerusalempeacemakers.org

Just a word on the Contemplative Fire movement. Their website says this:

‘It was founded in 2004 by Revd Philip Roderick and authorised by the Diocese of Oxford. It is registered as a ‘Fresh Expression of Church’. Philip Roderick is on the Fresh Expressions national team of Associate Missioners, mandated by Archbishop Rowan Williams. Whilst Contemplative Fire also attracts those from different Christian (or non-faith) backgrounds, it is accountable to and in creative conversation with the Church of England. Wherever Contemplative Fire establishes itself as a praying, liturgical community, the blessing of local church leaders is sought.’

Philip Roderick is a speaker at the ‘Christ Consciousness’ course at Findhorn and their website describes him like this.

‘Philip Roderick is founder-director of the Quiet Garden movement, community leader of Contemplative Fire and advisor in spirituality to the Bishop of Sheffield. His drum, chant and bodyprayer ministry is called Sheer Sound. He was the first to suggest a conference on Christ Consciousness at Findhorn.’

The Quiet Garden Movement lists the following patrons.

 We are grateful to the following Patrons of the Quiet Garden Trust

  • Richard Foster, writer and speaker on prayer and spiritual discipline
  • Gerard W. Hughes, S.J. writer and speaker on spirituality, peace and justice issues
  • Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia Assistant Bishop, Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain
  • Margaret Magdalene Evening writer and spiritual director
  • The Most Revd Vincent Nichols Archbishop of Westminster
  • The Rt Revd John Pritchard Bishop of Oxford
  • Professor Sir Ghillean Prance former Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Esther de Waal international speaker and writer on spirituality

Just a word on Archbishop Rowan Williams. This man is head of the Church of England and if you click here you will see that he is also a druid. He would probably call himself a Christian Druid, but you really can’t be both. Druids are pagan and are not Christian. Click here to see what they believe.

So you will see that the blatantly up front New Age Findhorn Foundation are now joined by all sorts of ‘Christian’ groups from what I call mainstream denominational churches, eg. Catholics, Anglicans, Church of England as well as Muslims, Jews, Greens, ‘save the planet’ organisations and inter-faith humanitarians. If you delve more deeply into the websites listed above you will see there are more and more ‘Christian’ churches or groups getting involved in this deception, called the ‘great falling away’ by the Apostle Paul.

And all this comes from looking at just one New Age organisation near where I live. The rest of the UK, Europe and the world is absolutely crammed with New Age occultism – it is absolutely everywhere, and it is here NOW!

DO NOT BE DECEIVED! CHECK THESE THINGS OUT FOR YOURSELF AND ASK THE HOLY SPIRIT TO SHOW YOU THE TRUTH BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!!

The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow by Constance Cumbey, albeit 30 years old, is an excellent book on how the New Age Movement has infiltrated the church

Posted by: ajtony | October 1, 2011

‘Come Out Her My people’


The world religion prophesied of in the bible is here now! The apostasy prophesied by the Apostle Paul and the great ‘falling away’ has happened and the stage is now set for the man of sin, the antichrist, to be revealed.

‘Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, that ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders’. 2 Thessalonian 2:1-9

Biblical prophesies are happening before our very eyes and I truly believe the time is very near when our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ will return in the clouds and take His chosen ones to be with Him in heaven, and will then punish the world.

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words 1 Thessalonains 4;16-18

With the ‘elect’ out of the way the Antichrist will then unleash mayhem on this world and there will be much strife, suffering and war that has never been seen before.

 The time is indeed short and the Lord is even now calling His people.

 ‘And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues’. Rev 18:4

 Billions will follow this man of sin. Millions of ‘Christians’ will be deceived into following this man just as Jesus told us –  ‘many will be deceived’. Mathew 24

 Just take a look on the God TV channels. They are a mishmash of distorted teachings from the bible, false prosperity and word of faith teachings, doctrines of demons, and an emphasis on meditative Christianity, New Age teaching and a return to the ancient ways of the Gnostics and church fathers who isolated themselves and listened to the inner voice within etc. This is not Christianity!!

 ‘Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils’. 1 Tim 4:1

 Is your church teaching Biblical truth or have you been unwittingly led along the slippery path of deception without even knowing it? You need to read and study the Bible (KJV only) for yourself and ask the Holy Spirit to take the scales from your eyes so you can see the truth.

 I was heavily involved in an Anglican church in England and attended many Pentecostal, Charismatic ‘Christian’ events and services for a number of years. But I never did fit in and in my spirit I just knew there was something wrong!  It seemed that nearly all denominational churches were coming together behind false teachers, who were preaching a false Gospel and announcing a ‘new move of God’ and it became more alarming when all ‘religions’ began meeting for ‘inter-faith’ services and the like.  What I didn’t know then was that this was all part of the Satanic ‘New Age Plan’ for this world and that they have been planning it for many years.  You can read about is by clicking on the ‘Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow’ link on the right side of this page.

As I searched the Scriptures it became clear to me that we are to separate ourselves from those who preach a different Gospel or who cause division or who call themselves Christians, yet are fornicators or idolators, and we should expose them.

‘If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received. Let him be accursed’. Gal 1:8-9

‘Now I beseech you bretheren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them’. Rom 16:17

‘If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is a partaker of his evil deeds’. 2 Jn 10:11

‘And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness but rather reprove them’. Eph 5:18

When we (me and my wife Pat, also one of the elect) moved up to Scotland in 2005 we began looking for a ‘church’. The Lord had called us out of organised religion a few years earlier but like most stubborn ‘children’, we weren’t getting the message, and the yearning to belong somewhere was driving us. We attended quite a few ‘churches’ but after a while we just couldn’t stay in any of them. This is because of the false teaching and the false gospels that are being preached today. We have not been able to find one church in our part of the world that hasn’t been led astray, and we have now stopped looking because we feel the Lord has called us out, to stay out, until His return.

There are many people in these churches who are simply deceived – just as Jesus repeatedly told us would happen! There are others in positions of leadership in these churches who have infiltrated the church with false teachings to steer people away from Jesus, our Lord and Saviour. And they do secretly worship Lucifer or Satan. To give one example. Many churches have early morning sunrise services on Easter Sunday. The congregation face the rising sun and praise ‘Jesus’. It all seems fine but they are unwittingly paying homage to Satan in doing this – and the false teachers (ferocious wolves) are laughing at them behind their backs. Check out Ezekiel chaper 8 and you will see that sun worship was around then, even in the house of the Lord, and it is still around now!

If you are one of the elect, the Bible tells us you cannot be deceived so my prayer is that the Lord will use this article to show you or start you on the path of truth.

‘They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error’. 1 John 4:5-6

When the Lord first started showing me the ‘deceptions in the church’ I felt absolutely sick to my stomach and couldn’t believe it! However, we are called to check the Scriptures to see if what we are hearing is true (see Acts 17:11) so that is what I did. I asked the Lord to take the scales from my eyes so I could see the truth. I studied the Bible (KJV only!! – to see why click on the link in my Blogroll, ‘Is your Bible Counterfeit?) and checked all this ‘stuff’ out for myself. As I studied the Bible for myself and sought the truth in this matter, the Lord showed me more and more deceptions, and He continues to show me more day by day.

‘And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many’. Mathew 24:3-5

‘Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 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? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity’. Mathew 7:13-23

DO NOT BE DECEIVED!!

 

 

 

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