Special note to clueless readers, (the Elect of GOD can skip this note):
With over two billions people living today totally believing and convinced that they are Christians (whatever that may mean to them) and even more claiming they believe in JESUS of the Christian Holy Scriptures, it must therefore be made abundantly clear that nearly all of these people will in all probably be totally clueless to the issues and events addressed and discussed in this post. Even those among these who might have some inkling (i.e. hazy and muddled idea) of what this post discussed, hardly any will believe the plain, clear and simple truth highlighted and expounded here.
This post discussed the state and condition of the one and only true Church of GOD that JESUS CHRIST established in 30 C.E.*** on the Day of Pentecost (aka Feast of First Fruits) through the giving of the promised HELPER, the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD (John 14:16; Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8, 2:1 – 4). Unless you are a member of the true Church of GOD begotten by GOD's HOLY SPIRIT after you had in genuine repentance made the commitment in Baptism and thereafter had faithfully continually at the appointed time, day and season and in the commanded manner (1 Corinthians 11:23 – 29; Luke 22:14 – 22) faithfully observed and kept the Passover Covenant, the New and Everlasting Covenant, made in the very BLOOD of JESUS CHRIST, you will in all probably be unable to relate to (and connect with) anything that is written here.
This however does not mean that clueless readers are not able to understand what is written here. Anyone who is truly (as opposed to falsely or pretending to be) sincere and is not given over to the unbridled lust of ego supergorging, and who in true (as opposed to a false self deceiving) humility with a genuine contrite repentant attitude would (or should anyway) be able to understand. And not just what this author testify to and expound here, but also what the Holy Christian Scriptures clearly and very plainly recorded.
Fact is every single member of GOD's Elect, the true Christian disciples of LORD JESUS, not only will understand what is written here but will also know for a certainty the truth of what is testified here. But many (probably the greater majority) will refuse to believe because of the lifting up of their hearts in their fixation on self glorification (aka ego supergorging) which is exactly what the Christian Holy Scriptures recorded some two thousand years ago:
Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked— I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see (Revelation 3:17 – 18)
The Saints of the Smyrna period faced both persecutions from without: in the fourth Beast power of ancient Rome; and from within, in the false disciples and leaders of the Babylonian Mystery religion (Revelation 2:9) who had infiltrated and replaced many congregations of the Church of GOD. Most of the Saints from the Smyrna period were to become victims to the vicious persecution of the Beast power. Meanwhile Satan grew his churches throughout the reach of ancient Rome, from his agents, followers of the Babylonian Mystery religion that has taken on the name of Christianity and adopting some of its forms while corrupting its central doctrines with spins, lies and twisted truths. The end of this era was probably marked by the martyrdom (Revelation 2:10) of most of the disciples including the leaders and elders of this Smyrna era. Here was an era that seek and followed GOD’s will for them, dying (Revelation 2:10 last sentence) at the hands of their persecutors.
The collapse of the Soviet Union between the mid 1980s to the early 1990s were to reveal in parts of the Ukraine, Sabbath keeping congregation that were remnants of the Church of GOD from both the Pergamos (those who also keep the Holy Days) and Thyatira era. These remnants are the Elect who are no longer part of the Church of GOD (Revelation 12:17) because they have ceased laboring for the message of the Gospel, which is doing the work of JESUS CHRIST just as the Sardis era ended because they had ceased from doing the work (Revelation 3:1 last part), of seeking and carrying out the will of THE FATHER (John 5:36; 14:10) to bear witness and testify to the message of the Gospel of JESUS CHRIST.
You can read a discussion of this journey of the the Church of GOD through the centuries prophesied and recorded in these seven churches on a mail route in Revelation chapters 2 and 3, explained in the chapter ‘The Elect’ in Bible 101*1 as well as in the post ‘The False Prophet’ of this blog.
The Church of GOD today.
Many of those spewed out from the Church before and during this period have apportioned for themselves the title of being loving and zealous Philadelphian or of being Noble Bereans. Most of these are putting in their own interpretation of the term ‘hour of trial’ refusing to understand the times and twisting the term to their own interpretation. Just as they do the reference to ‘the woman’ describe in Revelation 12, deliberately misunderstanding what the symbol of a woman represents in Christian Biblical symbolism.
What they refused to accept is that the Philadelphia era is over and the primary Philadelphian (Messenger or Angel of the period Philadelphia) has died and the whole of the membership of Church of GOD that followed from that era had been spewed out (Revelation 3:16) because they were lukewarm (Ezekiel 33:30 - 33). GOD in the meantime having raised up another leader and congregation as the first messenger/angel (administrative head or pastor general of this last era) began to succumb to the takeover by the Son of Perdition and his followers, the disciples of the Satan. GOD had allowed this to reveal the lack of a real love for GOD in the membership that consists mostly of those called in the previous era (Ezekiel 33:30 - 33). All these were revealed nearly two thousand years ago in the book of Revelation.
If you could believe the accounts of Revelation chapter 2 and chapter 3, you would see that the takeover of the Church of GOD either partly or totally by Satanic agents also occurred in at least four other era of the Church of GOD. These are namely Ephesus (Revelation 2:5), Pergamos (Revelation 3:14 - 16), Thyatira (Revelation 2:30 - 23) and Sardis (Revelation 3:4). For the Elect who were the remnants of the Philadelphia period you should recall al least two periods when the agents of Satan attempted to take over the Church of GOD in that era but were thwarted (Revelation 3:9) by the Angel or Messenger of the period.
These ‘Laodiceans’ talk of two groups of GOD’s people, one who will be taken to be protected from Satan and the other that will go into the Tribulation. Each and every single one of them refusing to recognize that one is the Church of GOD (‘the woman’ mentioned in Revelation 12:4 - 6, 13 - 16) and the other group is the rest of her offspring (Revelation 12:17), those people who keeps GOD’s commandments and Covenant but who are not in the Church (Matthew 16:18). All have subscribed themselves as the zealous faithful or the Bereans or the Philadelphians standard or the sons of Zadok. Each and every one of them the defining standard of GOD’s righteousness and love. They have blinded themselves from seeing the clearly written words of the Scripture of Truth that testified to the fact that they are ‘wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked.’
JESUS CHRIST emphatically told them that they are, ‘wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked’ and advised them to ‘be zealous and repent.’
Who can understand it?
JESUS CHRIST said, ‘Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.’
Those who cast out demons in CHRIST’s name and performed powerful miracles in HIS name will not enter in the Kingdom, not unless they are also doing (living and carrying out) the will of GOD, the work of the FATHER.
The same conditional applies to JESUS CHRIST (John 5:30; 6:38) when HE walked as a son of man. There is no partiality with GOD. That is why all of the Elect were spewed out because they are not seeking the will of GOD and doing the work of GOD. They are doing their own will, their own self-expedient agenda (Ezekiel 33:31 -33). They are self-expediently pursuing their own gains in all that they lusted after. All are focused on advancing their own temporary lives. Yes the leaders and the lay members almost every single one of them that is why JESUS CHRIST spewed them out, all of them.
Whereas the teaching of mainstream “Christianity” today really have no basis in the Christian Bible but are the personally developed beliefs and doctrines of some man or men from the past who no one living today personally knows. Just because they borrowed a few ideas from the Christian Holy Scriptures such as grace and forgiveness and some names of personages from the same Scriptures does not mean that they are teaching, advocating and advancing the message of these Scriptures. Fraudsters and confidence tricksters use this methodology and strategy all the time to trick and defraud their victims, dropping names and laying fraudulent claims to their special relationship with prominent personalities, politicians or royalties.
Elijah Truly Is Coming First.
The fulfillment of these prophecies did not fit into what they had projected and expected, and they did not like the fact that not only were they not acknowledged by the John the Baptist or by JESUS CHRIST, but were actually rebuked by both. They held themselves the epitome and yardstick of religiousness and righteousness, the ultimate authority (John 7:47 - 49) of their field and refused to see their self-expediency (Matthew 15:1 - 9), willful ignorance, arrogance, hypocrisy and their consequential wickedness (Mark 7:9 - 13).
And they asked Him, saying, “Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?”
And he will turn
The hearts of the fathers to the children,
And the hearts of the children to their fathers,
Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse
Many if not most among these hundred and twenty faithful disciples of JESUS during HIS three and a half years ministry were those prepared and baptized by John the Baptist. As John called the Jews who were the people of GOD by covenant (the Old Covenant) to repent, so also the Elijah Type fulfillment is calling the Saints, the Elect of GOD of the New Covenant: to repent of the pursuit of their own lives and self glorification; to stop strutting around glorifying in their "great superior" knowledge, wisdom, understanding and righteousness. Additional to that, the work of the final Elijah Type fulfillment would also be key to preparing a following from the genealogical descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who have not accepted the New Covenant by the time of the Tribulation to finally do so before the Day of the LORD.
So Has Elijah Already Come? [elijah]
And he will turn the heart of the FATHER to the children, and the hearts of the children to their FATHER.
Go to this people and say:
Hearing you will hear, and shall not understand;
And seeing you will see, and not perceive;
For the hearts of this people have grown dull.
Their ears are hard of hearing,
And their eyes they have closed
A False Elijah Type.
He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.
The Son of Perdition would eventually then turned all those Elect who remained in the defunct Church to apostasy (falling away), into the apostasy of the Christmas religion. The death of the first Messenger officially marked the spewing forth of all the Elect (Revelation 3:16) and also marked the end of the first administration as the Church of GOD in Laodicea. The death of the first Messenger also marks the official beginning of the term of the second administration under the second Messenger that GOD had raised up and prepared several years before. That was the point the second administration (i.e. the second Messenger) took over role as the Church of GOD in Laodicea.
But I have a greater witness than John’s; for the works which the Father has given Me to finish—the very works that I do—bear witness of Me, that the Father has sent Me.
Then the Jews surrounded Him and said to Him, “How long do You keep us in doubt? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.”
Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in My Father’s name, they bear witness of Me
John 10:24 – 25
NEXT THE BEAST AND THE TEN KINGS.
WHAT IS NEXT IN PROPHECY?
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1. Words in italic referenced titles or proper names where this applies, otherwise these are personal notes to selected people who are familiar with them.
2. I have intentionally left out many scriptural references as anyone who wants to prove or disprove what is written here should read the Christian Bible thoroughly and extensively (from cover to cover at least three or more times).
3. The various chapters and articles discussed here are by no means exhaustive of the doctrines, prophesies, subjects and answers to questions on the Christian Holy Scriptures.
4. Scriptures quoted are from New King James Version unless otherwise indicated.
5. Please bear in mind that this stuff here is for foundation understanding, just Christian baby food.
6. The word or term 'man' is used throughout as a reference to man specifically as well as to all mankind (male and female) according to the context in the same way as the Bible used the term.
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Last Updated: 2016 09 03
First Posted 2010 07 22