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    CHRIST COMING IN LIKE MANNER 1 (LAST DAYS PREDICTIONS PART 12)

    In Acts.1: 9 we read. “And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and A CLOUD received him out of their sight.

    10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

    11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven”.

    Now, the first thing I will like to deal with here is in verse 9.

    What received him out of their site? A CLOUD!

    Already from the study in John 14, we do know that ‘COME AGAIN’, was simply a promise of the Holy Spirit.

    That wasn’t the issue of second coming, which the rapture believe holds strongly to. And they also use this particular passage in question, to prove that this His promised to come in like manner, is the second coming.

    The pre- tribulation rapture believers claims, that, the ‘second coming’ of Christ will be His stopping just above the earth in the clouds, then He will catch away the living and the dead back to heaven for the marriage supper, after which He will come in the glory of His father.

    The question is, if the so called ‘rapture’ is a separate ‘event’ from the coming of Christ in power and glory, how could each stage be called a ‘second coming’?

    Again, if His coming FOR His people (“for” a word not found in scriptures) is separate from His final coming to rule, going by mans limited understanding of spiritual truth, then Christ coming is in three stages –

    His coming in Palestine would be stage 1,

    Coming for His people – rapture, stage 2

    And coming in power and glory, stage 3.

    Can we say this kind of thinking agree with the scriptures?

    Again, going by Acts 1:9-11, we are told He went up IN A CLOUD (singular) but in 1 Thes 4:17, what we have there is CLOUDS (Plural).

    If the second coming is in like manner, why is He coming in ‘clouds’ and not ‘ A cloud’ as in Acts 1:9-11?

    The Singular Cloud Of God’s Presence.

    In Acts 1:9 – 11 we are told, that the ascension of Jesus was IN A CLOUD (Singular) but we read ((1 Thes 4: 17, Rev 1:7). ) that His coming is IN CLOUDS (Plural) .

    So if His coming must be in like manner, how come He left in A CLOUD and He is coming IN CLOUDS (plural).

    What then is this ‘cloud’ and ‘clouds’ with which He is going and coming? How does this, ‘cloud’ translate into ‘clouds’ as it relates to (1Thes 4.)

    Let it be noted that, while “clouds” could refer to our atmospheric climate of ‘Lumbus’ and ‘Cumulus’ , in the Bible it is symbolic of

    (1) God’s invisible presence,

    (2) God’s move in judgement.

    (3)a witness and

    (4)ministry, as we shall soon see.

    ‘The Cloud, the symbol of God’s Vehicle of Expression’.

    When God met with the Children of Israel in Exo. 19:9-20, we are told. “And the Lord said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee IN A THICK CLOUD that the people may hear when I speak with thee… And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and A THICK CLOUD upon the mount “And the glory of the Lord abode upon Mount Sinai and THE CLOUD covered it six days; …

    “ “Again the Lord descended IN THE CLOUD, and stood with him there” Exo 34:5.

    God told Moses “… I will appear in THE CLOUD upon the mercy seat”. (Lev. 16:2)

    In 1Kgs 8:11, at the dedication of Solomon’s Temple, we are told.

    “..the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of the LORD”

    So what then can you make of this SINGULAR CLOUD from the above passages?

    It is simply not only God’s vehicle of expression but the evidence of His presence in a particular place. And this is how the Lord led the children of Israel in the wilderness.

    The record says “And the Lord went before them (Children of Israel) by day IN a pillar of A CLOUD to lead them by the way…” (Exo 13:21). Note the definite article ‘a cloud’).

    Now come to the NT, at the Mount of transfiguration,

    (Math.17: 5 )” While he yet spake, behold A BRIGHT CLOUD, overshadowed them; and behold a voice out of THE CLOUD, which said, this is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased, hear ye Him”

    The singular cloud overshadowed the disciples and God spake from the Cloud. Meaning God was in this Cloud.

    Luke’s account says

    “… there came A CLOUD and overshadowed them, and they feared as THEY ENTERED INTO THE CLOUD” (Lk 9:34) Glory!

    What does it mean, “they entered into the cloud”?

    It is simply this, that they became one with God’s mind it order to partake of the vision of the transfiguration of the Spirit of Sonship, that they may bear witness of it later after His glorification.

    The word to them, from the Son of glory is “… Tell THE VISION to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead” (Mt 17:9).

    Moses has to enter into this glory cloud so that he can be able, as a priest to communicate the life and mind of God to the people. (Exo 24:16).

    Now hear this “And when He had spoken these things, while they beheld, He was taken up; and A CLOUD (same cloud of God’s presence) received Him out of their sight” (Acts 1:9).

    Can you see it? He entered back, where He came from.

    For “… I go unto the Father; for my Father (who sent me John 8:18) is greater than I.” (John 14:28).

    You know what that means? He was simply saying I am returning to the realm of Fatherhood, which is greater than that of Sonship (sent).

    Remember “…great and important and weighty, we confess, is the hidden truth (the mystic secret) of godliness. He [God] was made visible in human flesh, justified and vindicated in the [Holy] Spirit, was seen by angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, [and] taken up in glory”. (1 Tim 3:16) Amp.

    So He left in the glory Cloud that He came with and not the Empty space out there.

    Does this make sense to you?

    And you may ask if I believe in His coming!

    Why not?

    But how does He come?

    Follow me.

    To be continued…

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    LAST DAYS PREDICTIONS PART 12 – RAPTURE 9 (JOHN 14)

    “WHERE I AM THERE YOU BE ALSO “

    John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that WHERE I AM THERE YOU BE ALSO.

    When God spoke through Moses to the children of Israel during the course of His redemptive work, He said,

    “ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on EAGLE’S WINGS and BROUGHT (receive) YOU TO MYSELF” Exodus 19:4, KJV.

    Now, we know that God was not physically dwelling in the desert (Mt Sinai) where the children of Israel entered into. He only revealed Himself to the ones

    He has called out of Egypt on the third Month, yet He said:

    “He brought the Children of Israel to Himself”.

    Please, note that in this context, God is a person and not a geographical location beyond the sky. Being brought to God therefore, is the initiation of a relationship that can only be perfected by God alone.

    The “Bringing out” was from Egypt-,the realm of slavery and sin, it was to enable the Children of Israel serve God.

    WHERE IS HE?

    “And if I go and prepare for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself, that where I am there ye may be also” John. 14:3.

    So where was Jesus when he made this promise to the disciples? Remember he made this promise to them when he was still alive and in the upper roomn at the Passover, but stated that he was somewhere.

    Also note that; He “…came forth from the father and am come into the world; again, I leave the world, and go to the father;” (John 16:28; also see 13:3).

    So where was He at the moment of His promise?

    Obviously, He was in relationship with the Father. And this relationship was not one of a physical proximity (location-based) as He was also on earth at that moment when He made the promise.

    The answer to Phillip’s question to Jesus will give us the answer to the above question (John 14:8-11):

    “Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.

    9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?

    10 Believest thou not that I AM IN THE FATHER, and the FATHER IN ME? The words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the FATHERTHAT DWELLETH IN ME, he doeth the works”.

    So Jesus told us where He was , ‘IN THE FATHER’., who is spirit (John 4:24).

    Note that “FATHER” is a title and not a name. It means the source or originator of certain actions or behavior as we can see in John 8:44,

    When Jesus spoke to the Pharisees:

    “…ye are of your Father the devil…” but we know that the devil is not a physical human being but a spirit which worketh in man’s heart of men.(Eph 2:2).

    So, Father speaks to us of a Universal Spirit from which all things originate and have their existence (Romans 11:36, Acts 17:27-28).

    Therefore, from the statement of Jesus, Christ was only declaring His oneness with the Father.

    Consequently, Christ in the Father and the Father in Him (Christ) speaks of their ONENESS in purpose, thoughts and actions as clearly seen in John. 1:1

    “In the beginning was the Word (Christ) and the Word was with God and the word was God Himself” AMP. (See Rev. 19:13, 16, Isaiah 9:6).

    The Greek word for “WORD” here is “LOGOS” and it means:

    (1) A thought or concept.

    (2) The expression or utterance of that thought.

    (3) In Him are embodied all the treasures of the divine wisdom, the collective “thought” of God (See 1 Cor.1:24; Eph. 3:11; Col.2:2) existing from eternity.

    From the above, we can see that the word “LOGOS” is an appropriate title for Christ. Number 3 follows from numbers 1 and 2.

    Christ therefore, is the thought and wisdom, the very person of God and He is in the flesh, a man called Jesus.

    “He is the sole expression of the glory of God -the light – being, the out-raying of the divine – and He is the perfect imprint and very image of (God) nature…” Heb. 1: 3. Amp.

    His Image here means “the invisible” God manifested in the flesh. He was the only one that revealed the Father to be seen physically. (John.1:18, 1 Tim 3:16).Christ.

    Being in the “Father’s bosom means that Christ is nearest to the Father’s heart”.

    So, we see that Christ is not just IN the Father but in a position where He could reveal the Father.

    SO WHERE ARE WE NOW?

    “Father I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me WHERE I AM.

    That they may behold my GLORY, which thou hast given me…”John 17:24.

    For us to behold His glory, we must be where He is, so where are we?

    “And we know what CHRIST, God’s Son. Has come to help us understand and find the true God. And NOW WE ARE IN GOD because WE ARE IN JESUS CHRIST HIS SON, who is the only true God; and He is eternal life.” 1 John 5:20 TLB. (See 1 Thes. 1:1).

    Did you see that? Now we are IN GOD (because we are IN JESUS CHRIST HIS SON who is also IN the Father)

    “Whereunto He called you by our Gospel to the obtaining of the Glory of our Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Thes. 2:14) for “God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of His son Jesus Christ our Lord” (1 Cor. 1:9) “…unto eternal glory…” (1 Peter 5:10).

    Therefore:”…walk worthy of God who hath called you unto His kingdom and Glory (1 Thes. 2:12) because “…you have everything when you have Christ and you are filled with God through your union with Christ. He is the highest Ruler, with authority over every other power” (Col. 2:10 TLB) and we are now seated together with Christ in heavenly places (Eph. 2:6).

    My friend, that is where you are today. Look at this;

    “17 Therefore if any man be IN CHRIST, he is a new creature….18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

    19 To 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” (2Cor.5:17-19)..

    Did you see anything there?

    You are IN CHRIST, GOD WAS IN CHRIST, and YOU IN GOD (1 John5:20).CHRIST was IN THE FATHER.(John.14:)

    Therefore His Promise to the disciples and Prayer to the Father have been answered. See it.

    “Neither pray I for these alone, (His disciples) but for them (you and I) also which shall believe on me through their word;

    21 That THEY ALL MAY BE ONE; as thou, FATHER, ART IN ME, and I IN THEE, that THEY also may be ONE IN US: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me” (John.17: 20-21)

    Did you see it?

    We are where He is, IN THE FATHER, in fact we are all one in the same place. Hence we read;

    “For in him (The Father) we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring” (Acts.17:28).

    And all these took place right from the Day of Pentecost.

    Your belief on this fact will deliver you from all fears and you will obtain your inheritance in Christ Jesus as we behold the Father’s Glory, where He is.

    Friends, Jesus never promised to come, take you anywhere but to unite Himself with you that you might become a revealer of the Father here on earth as He was in His Earthly Ministry. It was not rapture.

    Acts 1: 11 “…which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven”.

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    To be continued.

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    LAST DAYS PREDICTIONS PART 11 – RAPTURE 8 (JOHN 14)

    John.14: 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself;

    ‘In receiving us to Himself we become the Bride of Christ’

    Its every important to note that, just as Moses build the habitation for God in Exo, 15, even so Jesus build a habitation for God through the Spirit (Eph.2:22-23).

    God speaking to Moses in said Exo. 19:4

    “Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles wings and brought (received) you to MYSELF” KJV.

    This is God’s redemptive work in favour of the children of Israel when they were in captivity in Egypt.

    God spoke to Abraham that his seed will be slaves for 400 years, but that he will redeem them “…And the nation to whom they shall be in bondage will I judge said God: and after that, shall they come FORTH, and SERVE ME IN THIS PLACE” Acts 7:6 –7 KJV.

    So here was a restoration to fellowship with God after a broken relationship as slaves.

    Just as Adam broke relationship with God, Christ restored the relationship of (Father-Son, Husband-Wife relationship) thereby setting us free from sin.

    This is what God meant when He said He is to receive us unto Himself.

    He told Moses “I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt. And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land-” Exo. 3:7-8 KJV.

    Moses in turn said to Israel

    “hath God assayed to go and take Him a nation from the midst of another nation, by temptations by signs, and by wonders, and by a stretched out arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the Lord your God did for you’ in Egypt before your eyes?” Deut. 4:34 KJV.

    Now, these miracles that God used in Egypt-the terrors, wars etc, to deliver His people were the invisible manifestations of God’s presence through a vessel-Moses, in Egypt.

    Just like He told Moses “…I am (God Himself) come down to deliver them out of the hands of the Egyptians” Exodus. 3:8. KJV.

    We see here that God did not physically come down to Egypt; rather, He empowered Moses-a chosen vessel for the hour, with the Holy Ghost to go.

    The Magicians of Pharaoh confessed it and said:

    “…This is “THE FINGER OF GOD, –” (Exo.8:19 KJV).

    And “The finger of God” is the power of the Holy Spirit with which Jesus cast out devils (Luke 11:20).

    This also is what was termed “EAGLE’S WINGS” in Exodus 19:4.( Compre Isa.40:31..)

    “Pentecost the reality of the Eagles wing “

    On the day of Pentecost, Peter said of Jesus

    “ye men of Israel hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs…” Acts 2:22 KJV.

    So, Just as Moses brought out Israel from Egypt through signs and wonders, so also was Christ anointed to deliver mankind out of the bondage of sin through signs and wonders.

    Just as the Lamb was killed in Egypt for their redemption,(Exo.12) even so Christ is our Passover Lamb.(1Cor.5:7,John.1:29)

    This Passover experience is followed by the out pouring of the Holy Spirit, on the day of Pentecost to empower His Body – the redeemed ones to go forth again with signs and wonders for the continuation of that “—which He (Jesus) began both to do and teach” (Acts 1:1 KJV)

    Where is Jesus taking us to?.

    “…I will come again and RECEIVE YOU UNTO MYSELF…” Christ is receiving us unto HIMSELF-Christ is a PERSON and not unto a geographical location.

    It is to the person of Christ that the church is being received. The word RECEIVE in Greek root is “PARA”: near, from beside, with, act, in and ‘LAMBANO’ –to take (in very many applications, or act, to get hold of.

    The two words joined together is ‘PARALAMBANO’ which means to receive near, i.e. ASSOCIATE WITH ONESELF (in any familiar or intimate act or relation).

    So what is that? Simply that Christ is taking us unto Himself as a bride from this present evil world through the atoning blood. So we read

    “…who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil world (age)…” Galatians 1: 4 KJV. (See I Peter 2: 24, I Tim. 2:6).

    So what’s wrong with the world (age)?

    First of all, he meant the Jews, and their system of carnal ordinances; and judgments by which they could not live; (Eze 20:25); and the whole of their ecclesiastical economy, which was a burden neither they nor their fathers were able to bear, Acts 15:10. The disciples were to get out of that.

    The secondly, this present world(age) of the unredeemed, is evil it is under the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience”-Eph. 2:2. (2 Cor. 4:4, Acts 26:18. John 12:31).

    Therefore the redeemed are moved from that age to the kingdom age.

    Now, “kingdom of God”, doesn’t mean a future “Millennium reign”. But rather a transition from the age in which we are now in as it is under the influence of the wrong spirit.

    So, any spirit-filled son of God, has been brought to this place – the kingdom age, hence we read: “I pray that you will be grateful to God for letting you have PART (a place) in what He has promised His people in the kingdom of light, God rescued us from the dark power of Satan and BROUGHT US INTO THE KINGDOM OF HIS DEAR SON, Who forgives our sins and sets us free” Col. 1:12 – 13 CEV

    We see then that the work has been accomplished through the blood of Jesus. And also the kingdom which is a people washed in the blood of the lamb is well and alive on earth today.

    The Holy Spirit which is the principal factor of the kingdom is here, (Math.12:28).

    So, as He redeem us with His blood and washes us with the word. (John 17:17), He is taking a people to Himself from amongst the rest of mankind.

    Our being received by God is wrapped up in Christ’s fervent love for the Church

    “Christ ‘so loved the church and gave Himself (atoning blood) for it; THAT HE might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word; that He might PRESENT it to HIMSELF a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such things but that it should be holy and with out blemish” Eph 5:25 – 27 KJV.

    You see it? The word ‘present’ is ‘PARISTANO’ (Grk) meaning to stand beside i.e. to exhibit, proffer, (spec.) recommend, to be at hand (or ready) etc.

    It is the same idea as ‘Paralambano’ which means to take to ones side as a bride. This two words-Paristano and Paralambano accurately gave us the mind of Christ for His Church. When the job of cleansing is thoroughly done on her, the Church by her Husband (Christ), she will then be EXHIBITED by Him for the world to see.

    She will be as a prepared bride adorned for her husband (Rev. 21:2; 9).

    This is the full manifestation of the sons of God talked about in Romans 8:19. The ‘Adornment’ is the glory of the husband (Christ), which she has taken upon herself. (Rev.21:11).

    In receiving us to Himself, Christ is taking a bride for Himself from amongst men. He is taking a nation from the nations, -a single family under heaven with the name (nature) of the father written on their foreheads (Rev.14:1 = having the mind and wisdom of God and no longer the nature and wisdom of Adam that is earthly and satanic).

    A free people to fly in the air; in the Spirit of the father where He dwells, ‘the eagle saints’.

    So, here we are talking of a relationship of a husband and a wife. “But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.( 1 Cor 6:17).

    Friends, we are married to the Christ of God as a Bride, and this happened when He took us (married us, received us to Himself) on the day of Pentecost.

    This has nothing to do with a people being taken up to a geographical location above the sky by supposed Rapture.

    Let’s stop this deception!

    “…where I am, there ye may be also…” Next .

    To be continued …

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    LAST DAYS PREDICTIONS PART 10 – RAPTURE 7 (JOHN 14)

    John.14: 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself;

    THE “SECOND APPEARING” IS A REVELATION OF CHRIST WITHIN

    A mere look at the above, one might think that the “come again” that Jesus talked about implies the popular “SECOND COMING” that is widely anticipated in the church today. But that is not what Jesus really meant like we said in the previous post.

    He was merely promising the disciple His coming as the Holy Spirit to unite with them after His death and, resurrection and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

    So His coming as the Holy Spirit was the Fulfillment of the Father’s Promise to

    “Return Again” in John 14:3.

    John 14: 16 “A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.

    The little while is the period of his death and his resurrection, walking with them in a glorified body for forty days before the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the fiftieth Day. For,

    “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty” ( 2 Cor.3:17)

    So He came back to them as the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost. The passage therefore was not about a physical being coming down from Heaven.

    That means, the spirit has taken over as a new dispensation of God coming to His people. The Spirit will now demonstrate the right of Jesus, to the title “son of God” (John. 10:33; 19:7).

    His going to the Father will prove that He is God’s son (John 13: 1; 20:17); therefore He is one with the Father. (John. 17:5).

    His ascension shows where he came from, the Father (John.6: 38, 62; 8:42).

    And (He) that descended (as a human being) is the same also that ascended up, far above all heavens (realms of spiritual existence) that He might fill all things” (Eph.4: 10) with Himself.

    Why? Because He is now spirit, He couldn’t fill all things with Himself as a human being, but as spirit now he can.You see the difference?

    This is why a corn of wheat must fall to the ground and die in order to bring forth much fruit (John12: 24…

    So know we no man after the flesh, even though we have known Christ after the flesh. 2Cor.5:16.Ampl.

    A “SECOND TIME” APPEARING TO THOSE WHO LOOK FOR HIM.

    “…unto them that look for him shall be appear THE SECOND TIME without sin unto salvation” Hebrews 9:28.

    Here again is anther passage that the church has misapplied to mean Christ supposed “SECOND CO0MING”:

    To start with, the Book of Hebrew chapter 9 deals with the priesthood ministry of Jesus. Note that, and according to the above Scripture, Christ shall appear “unto them that look for Him” and not to everybody as the church today has made us believe.

    The word again is “second”, so when was the “first”? The first appearing is found in verses 24 -26.

    “For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us

    25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;

    26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world (End of the Old covenant): but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself?”

    Now, consider this in the old order, the atoning sacrifice was not accomplished merely by the killing of the animal at the brazen altar.

    The blood had to be taken by the high priest to the Most Holy place, where it was presented to God by the high priest.

    This is exactly what Jesus did for us at Calvary – a High Priest; He presented the blood of atonement before God. This is the reason He told Mary “Touch me not” because He had to ascend to the Father (John 20:19) to perfect the work of atonement without being defiled/contaminated.

    So, how does this apply to us today? Christ as a High Priest did not offer His blood in a physical literal TEMPLE but rather in the MOST HOLY PLACE that is WITHIN US. We are now the temple of God and also, one not made with hands-the type that God dwells in (2 Cor. 6: 16; Heb.8:1-3).

    We are the tabernacle in which the Lord has pitched His tenth. It is right in us that God dwells. It is our heart that the blood of Christ-His life and consciousness is now brought to in order to perfect our conscience

    (Heb 9: 9) The OT was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience”

    ” 1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins (Heb 10:1-3).

    So “…Christ through the eternal spirit (Holy Ghost) offered Himself without spot to God, purge your

    (our) conscience from dead work (that is the removing of our sin consciousness, and animal sacrifices ) to serve the living God …having obtained eternal redemption for us” (Heb.9:14).

    Therefore, we now receive the Christ CONSCIOUSNESS in place of sin consciousness as the law of the spirit of Christ is written in our hearts and minds (Heb.8:10; Rom. 8:2).

    THE “SECOND APPEARING” IS A REVELATION OF CHRIST WITHIN

    “…unto them that look for him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation “-Hebrews 9:28 KJV.

    The word “appear” used in the above Scripture is from the Greek word “optanomai.”

    It means to appear or show.

    It is the same word used in Acts 7:30, 35 to describe the appearance of the angel to Moses in the “burning bush”.

    Now, if Moses’ burning bush experience is anything to go by, we can see that there was no physical appearance of God to Moses. Yet, God’s presence was manifested to him and he was ordained as a deliverer to the children of Israel.

    Also, the same word, ‘appear’ surfaces in the words of Jesus Christ to Paul during his conversion on his way to Damascus:

    “But rise and stand upon thy feet, for I have “APPEARED unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister…” Acts 26:16.

    The point here is this; Paul never saw Jesus in the physical. What he saw was a light from heaven as he himself said.

    Now, see the puzzle. Paul in his letter to the Corinthians church (1 Cor. 9:1) asked:

    “AM I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus?”

    So did Paul really saw Jesus physically with his natural eyes? I think the answer is NO! Once again, what he saw was a blinding light from heaven as he himself said. Look at what he said again,

    “… but when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb. And called me by His grace, TO REVEAL HIS SON IN me that I may preach Him among the heathen I confer not with flesh and Blood…” Gal.1:15-16.

    So we see that the experience he had on the way to Damascus was actually a revelation of Christ in him?

    Take special note of the word “in” as used in the passage. The revelation he had was IN him and not TO him.

    “To him” would mean that Christ showed up physically and that would be inaccurate.

    Beloved, can you see now that the “second time appearing” of Jesus is in those that look for Him, in order that He may complete His work of atonement thereby commissioning them?

    We are not just in Christ, Christ is also IN US and He is our hope of glory! (Col. 1:27). Christ dwells IN US, we are His Temple. His Spirit and our spirit have become one (1 Cor.6: 17 )

    “But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit”

    There is a power at work ‘IN US’ according to Eph. 3:20: “…unto Him that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the POWER that worketh IN US.”

    This POWER is the Holy Ghost-the Spirit of Christ, Himself who dwells IN US.

    UNTO THEM THAT LOOK FOR HIM

    “…unto them that look for him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation “-Heb. 9:28 KJV.

    The word “look” in the above passage is from the Greek word “apekdechomaia.” It means to expect fully; to look (wait) for.

    That’s the word translated “looking” in Hebrews 12:2 which says:

    “Looking away (from all that will distract) to Jesus, who is the leader and the source of our faith (giving the first incentive for our belief) and is also its finisher (bringing it to maturity and perfection)… “AMP.

    The reason Christ is appearing a second time “unto them that look for him” is to make perfect-bring to maturity and finish the work of atonement He had begun in them.

    Look at it;

    Rom.8: 23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

    24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?”

    Since

    “..we are citizens of the state (commonwealth, homeland) which is in heaven, and from it also we earnestly and patiently await [the coming of] the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) [as] Savior,

    21 Who will transform and fashion anew the body of our humiliation to conform to and be like the body of His glory and majesty, by exerting that power which enables Him even to subject everything to Himself.Phil.3:20-21 Amp.

    So you see people, what we are waiting for which you called his “second coming” is the transformation of our bodies like unto his glorious body of resurrection.

    This is what is meant by

    “51 Behold, I shew 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 trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

    53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

    54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victor”.(1Cor.15:51-54)

    So Christ is not coming to catch away people but to transformed them, and it is actually done within, for salvation is spirit soul and Body ..

    Someone says but what of “…and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also”

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    LAST DAYS PREDICTIONS PART 9 – RAPTURE 6 (JOHN 14)

    JESUS PROMISED TO COME AGAIN

    “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself…” John 14:3. KJV.

    A mere look at the above, one might think that the “come again” that Jesus talked about implies the popular “SECOND COMING” that is widely anticipated in the church today.

    But was that what Jesus really had in mind when He said those words?

    Two questions surfaces here: Was there a “first coming?”

    And if there is going to be a “second” coming,” when was the first? Because if there is a “second,” then there must have been a “first.”

    CHRIST “COMINGS” THROUGH THE AGES.

    Christ “coming” is simply a revelation of Himself to mankind. It has been from time of creation.

    In Micah 5:2 we read “But thou, Beth-lehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall He come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings (Plural) forth have been from of old from everlasting” KJV

    Here the “goings” are in the plural form because He, as the Everlasting Father and Mighty God, ( Isaiah 7:13-14; 9:6-7) has always being and has been coming.

    Carefully viewed, that which we called “first coming” was only the creator manifesting Himself to mankind for the work of redemption.

    1 Tim.3: 16 “And without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory”.

    1 Tim 3:16 “And great and important and weighty, we confess, is the hidden truth (the mystic secret) of godliness. He [God] was made visible in human flesh, justified and vindicated in the [Holy] Spirit, was seen by angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, [and] taken up in glory”. AMP

    (He became flesh and dwelt amongst men (John 1:14; 1 John 1:1-2) as Emmanuel-God with us) in order to restore us to the position Adam was before the fall.

    Is this coming what you called a first coming?

    Consider these questions:

    Who came to Adam in (Gen. 3:8) God did!

    Who came down to destroy the Tower of Babel? (Gen.11:1-9) God.

    Who came to Abraham in Gen 18?

    So God-Christ (I and my Father are one” (John 10:30) has been coming to mankind.

    And for every coming there was and is a purpose tied to it.

    CHRIST IN GOD THE FATHER

    “SECOND COMING”?

    God came to Abraham (Gen 17:1) and He returned unto Sarah-Abraham’s wife; leading to the conception of Isaac-the promised son, (Gen 17:19; 18:10; 21:1-2).

    God came to Moses in the Burning bush to take to Himself the children of Israel “…God will surely visit you…” (Exodus. 13:15-16;)

    God came to the children of Israel at Mount Sinai, (Exodus 19:9-18).

    God also came to Shiloh in the days of Samuel.

    Severally, he has been coming, and in a human form, was one of such comings. And so that can’t be his first coming if am right.

    Now, in the NT we have various shades of his comings which I think the Church doesn’t take note of e.g. .

    Math. 24:27 HE COMES as lightening

    Math. 25:6 HE COMES as a Bridegroom

    Math. 25:31-34 HE COMES as a King

    Mark 13: 26 HE COMES with clouds

    John 14:18 HE COMES to His saints

    John 14:3 HE COMES to receive the saints unto Himself, a person

    2 Thess.1:7-8 HE COMES as a flaming fire

    2 Thess. 1:10 HE COMES in His saints

    Phil. 3: 20-21 HE COMES in Resurrection power

    James 5: 7-8 HE COMES as the Rain

    James 5:9 HE COMES as the Judge

    Jude 14 HE COMES with the saints

    Rev.1:7 He comes in the CLOUDS

    Rev .2:28 HE COMES as the Morning Star

    Rev. 19:11, 14 HE COMES on a white horse

    Rev. 16:15 HE COMES as a thief

    And above all, in the book of Malachi 3:1-3, He comes as “the refiner’s fire”.

    Which of this could be the “SECOND coming”?

    Now, who came to your door (heart) to knock? (Rev. 3:20).

    And did you open unto Him?

    Will you call that a “Second Coming” or a “first”?

    When Jesus told Judas that “If anyone love me, they will obey me, then my Father will love them, and we will COME to them and live in them” (John. 14:20-23). Is there a fulfillment of this coming in the life of His people now or not? And if so, which of the comings that you know is this?

    For Him to make His abode in you, means you are His temple. (2 Cor. 6: 16; 13:5).

    “COME AGAIN” is a fulfillment of a promise.

    “I will come again” and receive you unto myself…” John.14:3 KJV.

    Mind you there is no where “SECOND” and “COMING” are joined together in the Bible, this is the only scripture being alluded to.

    The words, “I will come again” in the above Scripture is rendered: “I shall return” in the Jerusalem Bible Translation.

    Note it , that when the word, “return” or “Again” surfaces in the Bible, it usually speaks of the fulfillment of a promise or in the context of a promise yet to be fulfilled. For example:

    “…I will return unto thee, according to the time of life and Sarah shall have a son” (Gen.18:10-14 ) ,the promise to Abraham of the Birth of Isaac. That Sarah his wife would bear him a son, Isaac at a set time when He (God) would return.

    Now, we never saw God physically came before Isaac was born, but as long as Isaac was born, the lord came.

    The coming of the Holy Spirit was the Fulfillment of the Father’s Promise to;

    “Return Again” in John 14:3.

    John 14: 16 “A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.

    17 Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father?

    18 They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? we cannot tell what he saith.

    19 Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, Do ye enquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me?

    20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. = (The pains of Jesus leaving will turn to Joy when the Holy spirit is poured out )

    21 A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.

    (The manchild born into the world, was the Church that was birthed in the upper room when the Holy Spirit came down upon the 120).

    Christ is the same as the Holy Spirit.. See it..

    for” – God hath made (promoted, exalted) that same Jesus (the human figure that you use to know) whom ye have crucified both LORD and CHRIST” (Acts 2:36),

    “because I (Jesus) go to the father (who is Sprit. John. 4:24) and you see me no more (John 16:10) (as a human being).

    2 Cor.3: 17 “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty”

    The Comforter, The Holy Spirit is Jesus.

    Jonh 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

    “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name,(Nature) he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you”.(John 14:26)

    “But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me”:( Joh 15:26)

    “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you”( John 16:7)

    And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

    9.Of sin, because they believe not on me; = (as the Lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world)

    10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and YE SEE ME NO MORE; = (as a physical being) (John.16: 8-10)

    Friends, I will “COME AGAIN” was a promise of the Holy Spirit fulfilled on the Day of Pentecost, with the birthing of the new Testament Church .

    It was NOT a RAPTURE promise.

    But is Christ coming? why not, He is coming. Just follow on.

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    LAST DAYS PREDICTIONS PART 8 – RAPTURE 5 (JOHN 14)

    THE PREPARED PLACE

    John 14:2 In my Father’s house are many mansions:.. go to prepare a place for you”

    It’s important we clean ourselves from all forms of the ‘theology and traditions of men’ and follow “the ‘Spirit of truth’ for He is the greatest teacher of ALL THINGS (See John 14:16 – 26).

    Then shall we be free indeed, to serve our Father in spirit and in truth. For that is what God the Father is looking for- (John4: 23-24)

    We have seen that the rooms are in the “Father’s house” and not in “heaven” above. Nowhere in the Bible is heaven referred to as the “Father’s house.” The Father’s house is built in heaven but it is not in heaven. Please note again that heaven as a location was never mentioned in John 14 to have Mansions, but the “Father’s house” was.

    So what is the preparation?

    John 14:3: “I go to prepare a place for you…” This is one of the phrases of Jesus so greatly misunderstand. This has been taken to mean a heavenly place up in the sky that Jesus was supposedly going to prepare for us to occupy some day when we vacate the earth. But the truth of the matter is: Jesus had no such plan in mind.

    The place He intends to prepare is not located in ‘heaven’ up above in the sky but actually you.

    So far, we have been able to see that the “Father’s house” is the Church and that the “many mansions” are the “many members of the body of Christ”.

    What now did Jesus mean by “I go and prepare a place for you”?

    Let us first consider the meaning of the word ‘prepare’. The Greek word is ‘hetoimazo’, which means ‘to prepare, provide, make ready’.

    Now, what was Jesus going to prepare or make ready and for whom?

    Notice this fact, that this “preparation” has nothing to do with anything external .i.e. what is outside of man. The word used here is hetoimazo, unlike kataskeuazo which means to prepare thoroughly (properly by external equipment).

    The word “hetoimazo” refers to internal fitness; by implication, it means to construct, create, build, (Eph.2:20–22) make, ordain (John 15:16) prepare.

    The English word ‘FIT’ (vt) means to make suitable; to qualify; to adapt; to adjust; to fashion to the appropriate size. The noun ‘FITNESS’ means the state of being fit; sound bodily health.

    The question then follows; what went wrong in heaven or the Father’s house, that Jesus had to go and make ready; adjust; adapt to, fashion to appropriate size? etc. Please let us meditate.

    WHY THE PREPARATION?

    Evidently, the purpose of the preparation is REDEMPTION. And to speak of redemption means something has gone wrong with a property or that it is under enslavement to an authority and needs be reclaimed.

    In just the same way, we find the issue of preparation in connection with Moses when he sang the song of redemption in Exodus 15:2:

    “… The Lord is my strength and song, and He is become my salvation; He is my God, and I will PREPARE HIM AN HABITATION; my Father and I will exalt Him”.

    Here is the case of establishing the Church in the wilderness as a priest and prophet of God for God to inhabit.

    This is plain enough, that this song is as a result of the redemption of the children of Israel from Egypt.

    Now, Scripture makes it clear, that redemption involves the following:

    (1) God; Redemption is completely of God (Exodus 3:7, 8; John 3:16)

    (2) A man; God uses (or it involves using) a person (Moses-Exodus 2:2; Jesus-John 3:16, 17)

    (3) Blood (Exodus 12:13, 23, 27. 1 Peter 1:18)

    (4) The power of God (Exodus 6:6, 13:14; Romans 8:2).

    The habitation therefore, that Moses was to prepare for God was nothing more than His role as a priest in preparing the children of Israel as a peculiar people for God from amongst men in the world, in this case from Egypt. That is the Church in the wilderness.

    So, we see that the statement: “I go to prepare a place for you” by Jesus speaks of the redemption of

    man from the power of sin.

    Jesus was merely telling them I will be going to the cross and then come to your spirit man and by the spirit to make you ready for God to inhabit again as His Temple.

    Man had to be redeemed from sin because:

    “..you know that you are slaves of anyone you obey? You can be slaves of sin and die or you can be obedient slaves of God and be acceptable to Him (Romans 6:16) CEV.

    Yet man was supposed to be the dwelling place of God.2 Cor.6: 16

    “And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people”

    So then the falling man needs redemption.

    As touching the promised made to Abraham that through him all nations of the Earth shall be blessed, (Gen.12:7; 17:4-6) Paul declared:

    “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being a made curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree”

    That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

    . “And now that we are Christ’s, we are true descendants of Abraham, and all of God’s promises to Him belong to us” (Gal. 3:29)

    “For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God’s truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the Patriarchs and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for His mercy…” (Rom.15:8 RSV).

    Therefore the promises of the Gospel is “To open” (our) eyes that we thus receive. A PLACE and PORTION and those (the many member body of Christ) who are consecrated and purified by faith…” that is in Christ (Acts 26:18 AMP).

    Therefore, the ‘place’ and the ‘portion’ in the above passages are directly connected to the covenant of promise by God to Abraham which Christ came to confirm, and which must be realized on the Earth.

    This is what Paul meant when he said: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who had blessed us with all spiritual blessing in heavenly places in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3).

    Luke 15:11-32, Is an interesting story about the prodigal son that asked for his portion, as an heir..12 …,

    ” Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living”

    This is what it means to have a place or portion in the father’s house

    So the essence of the Gospel is “to open our eyes and turn us from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that we may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me (Christ)” (Acts 26:18)

    NIV

    The Gospel is meant for you to locate your inherit in the fathers house the Church, just like each tribe of Israel had their portion or a place in Canaan through Moses ministry executed by Joshua.

    Knowing this that we being joint heirs with Christ, we are also sitting together with him in the heaven realms.

    The place of power and dominion (Eph.2:6).

    So you see, it is not our going up to a location called heaven that will guarantee us the blessings or our portion in the covenant of Abraham, but our union with Christ right here on earth.

    Again, we see that this is what He came to establish.

    It must be noted as well that the “portion” includes the gifts of the Spirit which the Holy Spirit distributes to each and every one of us as He wills (1 Cor 12:7-11; Eph.4:11).

    So, we can see that mankind was in enslavement to sin through Adam. Because of his fall, he was not qualified to abide in the “Father’s House” forever. So, the ultimate purpose of the preparation is that mankind may be liberated and re-admitted back into the Father’s house (see Ps. 90:1–3). Hence the record says that we have been

    “…translated from the power of darkness (a realm of authority) into the kingdom (a place) of His dear Son” Col. 1:13.

    Notice the difference, Power detains reluctant captives, whereas a kingdom cherishes willing subjects.

    This re-admission (the preparation) was accomplished through Jesus’ death by which means He destroyed him that had the power of death, that is the devil; and delivered them who through fear of death (sin factor) were all their lifetime subject to bondage (slavery) Hebrews 2:14–15 KJV.

    So “The Holy Spirit gives up life that comes from Christ Jesus and will set you free from sin and death” Romans 8:2 CEV.

    Therefore the preparation implied in John 14 is nothing more than Jesus’ crucifixion, death, resurrection and glorification.

    And by the release of the Holy Spirit, He established a kingdom of holy people freed from the power of sin (Acts 26:18) in fulfillment of the model prayer.

    “…Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth, as it is done in heaven” Matthew 6:10

    Christ came to terminate “the kingdom of darkness” (Colossians 1:13) that was dominating the earth. Through His sacrifice on the cross, He redeemed us from the powers of darkness and translated (moved) us, into His own kingdom.

    This translation is not going to happen when we die or when He comes again a supposed second time. Rather, even now, we are

    “receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved” Hebrews 12:8.

    By implication, God’s life is being imparted in us to be manifested on the earth to the degree that it cannot be moved by the power of sin or otherwise.

    So, there is an increase of His Kingdom both in principle and in people to the point that at the end, the word to those called out will be;

    “…come ye blessed of my Father, INHERIT THE KINGDOM PREPARED for you from the foundation of the world” Math.25:34.

    The preparation is simply Christ sacrifice that we might be brought back to the fathers house as sons to inherit our inheritance as sons of the Father.

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    LAST DAYS PREDICTIONS PART 7 – RAPTURE 4 (JOHN 14)

    John 14:2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so,…”

    It’s already clear to us that the Father’s House of Jesus that He referred to is the Church of the living God (1 Tim.3:15, Heb.3:1-6)

    So then what are the mansions in this house that He was referring to?

    THE MANY MANSIONS… A PEOPLE WHERE GOD DWELLS.

    Paul says; “..the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned”. 1Co 2:14

    What that means is, by secular education or just being religious, man cannot see beyond the letters of the word, as the mere academic exercise of theology and human philosophy cannot make one know God. God can only be known through the son, by revelation. [Math.11:27].

    Unfortunately, 80% of Christendom approach God’s language through the natural senses, thereby finding it difficult to understand who God is. As a result they cannot understand His language;

    How can they understand the voice of Him whom they do not know (John 10:27)?

    This is why people misunderstood the words of Jesus in John 14:2 for a physical building up in the sky. Which to them has been under construction for the past 2,000 years or more? But thanks be to God, for now we know by His divine grace and through the leadership of the Spirit, that the father’s house is a people, the very family of God, the Church of the living God, with Christ as the head. Heb. 3:1–6, 1 Tim. 3:15, Col. 1:8, Eph. 1:22–23 etc.

    Now, consider the statement of Jesus:

    “In my father’s house are many mansions…”

    What could the mansions mean if the house is the family of God?

    To start with, let me ask you this simple question that you can always answer, no matter your level of understanding of the English Language. A “mansion” and a “house” which is bigger? .Very simple! A mansion is bigger. So why do you imagine that Jesus is not intelligent enough to know that, since a mansion is bigger, it cannot be found in a house?

    It simply shows, we have not understood what He meant, when He made that statement.

    Now, if He said ‘in my Father’s are many mansions’, it simply means the mansions are already there and he wasn’t going there to prepare or build some for the disciples. That was a statement of fact.

    So what then are the ‘mansions’ in the father’s house?

    To do this, let’s quickly compare different translations of the Bible based on this verse of scripture.

    1. In my father’s house are many mansions – KJV

    2. In my father’s house are many rooms – RSV

    3. In my father’s house there are many dwelling places (Homes) – AMP

    4. There are many rooms in my father’s house – JB

    5. In the house of my father, there are many abodes. Int. Linear Trans.

    This again is simple, that the word ‘MANSION’ does not mean a building in itself, but rather rooms or dwelling places within a house.

    Therefore the statement of Jesus does not indicate that, He was going up somewhere to build ‘mansions’ for people to stay in when they die or get raptured to heaven. The father’s house simply means the family of God. So what He meant to say to them, was that in the family of God, His own Church, there are many dwelling places, rooms, abode (people, you and I) where God resides by the Spirit..

    Look at this.

    Eph.2: 19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;

    20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

    21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:

    22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.”

    Look at the verse 22 very well, it says we are being built as a habitation, a dwelling place, a residential place for God to live in. Can you see it?

    So what could these mansions, dwelling places – rooms mean?

    The dwelling places are simply the individuals that make up the family of God.

    This becomes clearer as we look at the meaning of the word mansion in the

    Greek –MONE, it means a staying, i.e. residence (the act or the place) abode, mansion, dwelling place. It also means, to stay in a given place, state..

    Now compare the statement of Jesus in John 14:23 when Judas asked Him;

    “how is it, that thou will manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?

    (Verse 22)” Jesus answered and said unto him, “if a man loves me, he will keep my words, and my father will love him, and we will come unto him, and MAKE OUR ABODE (mansion) WITH HIM”

    “…We will come to him and make our HOME (abode, special dwelling place) with him” AMP.

    “…we will come to that man and make our HOME WITHIN HIM” Phillips.”

    “…We will come to them and LIVE IN THEM” NCV.

    Was that not the same statement made by Paul

    “…for ye are the TEMPLE OF THE LIVING GOD; as God hath said, I

    WILL DWELL IN THEM, and WALK IN THEM; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people” 2 Cor.6:16 KJV.

    Can you see now, that the ‘mansions’, are the individual temples in the father’s house?

    Look! You are ‘a mansion’, a dwelling place, an abode, a home etc where God dwells by the Spirit as you abide by the teachings of Christ

    (2 John 9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son)

    Therefore, you do not have to die to own a mansion. Rather, you are to live to manifest what a mansion stands for because God’s HOME IS NOW WITH HIS PEOPLE; He will live with them, and they will be His own, Yes, God will make His home among His people. (Rev.21:3. CEV).

    Jesus in His earthly ministry made it abundantly clear that, He was a House of God, when He went into the physical Temple with a cord in hand and drove away all that were buying and selling.

    Wherein they demanded of Him to show them a sign, He simply said

    “destroy this Temple and in three days I will raise it up” (John 2:19). In verse 22, the Bible says “…He spake of the TEMPLE of His BODY”.

    Meaning, He was not talking of a literal Temple as the House of God, but of His own Body. “For it has pleased (the father) that all the divine fullness – the sum total of divine perfection, powers and attributes should dwell in Him (Jesus) permanently.” Col. 1:19 AMP.

    For “…GOD WAS IN CHRIST reconciling the world unto Himself…” (2 Cor.5:19 KJV).

    Even so, we are the temple of God today on the earth, with the same ministry of reconciliation. (2 Cor. 5:19–20).

    But above and beyond that, this temple is the Church, the present glorified body of Christ

    “He … is the Head of (His) BODY, THE CHURCH; …” Col.1:18 A.MP. And “…we being many are one bread and one body; For as the body is one, and hath MANY MEMBERS, and all the members of that one body, being many are one body; so also is Christ (i.e. Christ body, the Church)

    1 Cor. 10:17, 12:22.

    Now these “many members” that make up this body of Christ are the “Many Mansions” Amen.

    Friends, again we say, this was not a promise of a physical building by Jesus that you will inherit when you get raptured to heaven. It is simply you as the Church.

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    LAST DAYS PREDICTION – RAPTURE 3 (JOHN 14)

    John14:

    1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye 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 unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also”

    This is one passage that the Rapturist has used to deceive the masses about the end times, by building in the them a false hope.

    A minister once said on TV that the Rapture have not taken place because Jesus is busy building mansions for each of the children being born into the faith .Then I wondered if Jesus will ever come because women are busy giving birth daily.

    That’s how far we can go with our wrong belief system in giving false hope to our members who believe in every word we preach and teach.

    So truth be told, almost every Christian, because of the way we have been programmed, sees John 14:1–3 to be the hope of the Church, supposedly promised by Jesus for us to ‘escape’ the persecution of the so-called ‘Antichrist’, either through the ‘rapture’ or through death. Then we go up to heaven above, and collect keys to beautiful buildings that Jesus has been constructing for us for the past 2,000 years and yet unable to finish maybe.

    Let me help my audience here a little bit. One of the major keys in accurate Biblical Interpretation is AUDIENCE RELEVANCE. By that I mean, who was speaking, and to whom and why, what was the prevailing situation then?

    If you can answer these questions, you readily get an answer to any passage in question.

    But the point is, what exactly was Jesus talking about? What led to this statement of His?

    What hope was he really presenting to the Church?

    What does the “mansion” and “father’s House” etc stand for?

    These are the things we hope to examine in these shot posts as per the request of a brother online.

    In this case Jesus was speaking to his Disciples by saying –“Let not your heart be troubled. And where? In the upper. Why? Because they were disturbed when he told them in Chapter 13, that he was going to be betrayed and killed at Jerusalem. And that one of them with him on the table will be the one to betray him.

    So you see, you can’t get the answer to this passage without first going back to chapter 13 and what led to the statement.

    “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believed in God, believe also in me. In my father’s house are many mansions…” John 14:1-2.

     Now why did He make the statement?  The following reasons;

    (1)  The disturbances that was in the heart of the disciples as a result of the prediction of His betrayal and subsequent death. John 13:21–30;

    (2) The soon to be denial of Jesus Christ by Apostle Peter. John 13:36–38.

    So ultimately, Jesus made these statements to strengthen their faith as a result of the confusion that was already developing in their hearts. Come to think of it.

    For the Apostles to begin to hear that the Messiah they have so trusted in, that they have walked with for 31/2 years, performing signs and wonders, will suddenly be betrayed, arrested and killed?. To them all hope as to what the future holds and even as to whom else to believe in as their leader was lost. That was the thought Jesus discerned in their hearts that led to His making the statement in question.

    “Let not your heart be troubled…” John 14:1. Why? “But now I go my way to Him that sent me, and none of you asked me whither goest thou? But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart” (John 16:5–6 KJV).

    Note, that Chapter 16 is a continuous dialogue from Chapter 14.

    However, since “…ye believe in God… (John.14:1 KJV)”,That he has promised to protect his own in the Old Testament see Deuteronomy 33: 3 Yea, he loved the people; all his saints are in thy hand: and they sat down at thy feet; every one shall receive of thy words.

    Isaiah 43: 13 Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?

    Then “…believe also in me” that the sheep which the Father has given to me “… no man is able to pluck them out of my father’s hand…” John 10:29 KJV.

    So, this is the trouble they had and Jesus went into series of explanations and clarifications to strengthen their faith.

    Now as the discussion continued and Jesus began to explain to them, His death, resurrection, the work and release of the Holy Spirit (Chapter 14 through 16), the faith of the disciples began to rise as true understanding was beginning to dawn on them.

     As a result, they declared, “…by this we believe that thou comest forth from God” John 16:28, 30.

    Jesus then replied “… Do ye now believe? Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered every man to his own, and shall leave me alone, and yet I am not alone, because the father is with me. “These things I have spoken unto you, that IN ME ye might have peace, IN THE WORLD ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” John 16:31-33.

    THE RAPTURE QUESTION

    Having looked at the above passages of Scripture, can we say that Jesus had the issue of ‘rapture’ in mind while talking to the Apostles and of course His disciples?

     NO! How could He be talking of ‘rapturing’ the saints and at the same time be telling them to be brave in the same world? Brave towards what then?

    Here again, the indication is that they will have tribulations in the world, but because they are IN Him, they shall have peace. See 1 Thessalonians 5:23.

    THE WORLD

    Now what constitutes THE WORLD that will produce the tribulation?

    The Greek word used here is KOSMOS which speaks of the system of the world. It speaks of mankind; the ‘human race’ that is hostile to God, those who hate Christ and His disciples, orderly arrangement, i.e. decoration; by implication, the world (in a wide or narrow sense, including its inhabitants). (John 7:7, 15, 18, 19, 17:14, Revelation 13:8).

    This is why the record says:

    “He was in the world (i.e. took His residence amongst mankind) and the world (mankind) was made by Him, and the world (mankind) knew Him not” John 1:10.

     Therefore, Christ in His intercessory prayer for the saint to be able to resist the evil system of man, said,

    “I pray for them, I pray not for the world (the antichrist system of man), but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine…

    I have given them thy word (that they might trust and resist the evil one with the word Psalms 119:41–42, 50, 161 even as He did in the wilderness Matthew 4) and the world (beast system of man Revelation 13:8) hated them because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world…” John 17:9, 14, 16.

    Then in verse 15, he prayed.. “Father, I don’t ask you to take my followers out of the world, but keep them safe from the evil one” CEV. 

    “I am not asking you to remove them from the world, but to protect them from the evil one” JB.

    So here He prayed against the RAPTURE, Can you see it ?

    Why did Jesus pray this prayer?

    It is simply that through the Church, the world that has so hated Jesus may believe in Him, whom they never believed in (John 1:10, 16:9), for the world’s sin is unbelief (John 8:21, 24; 46:15; 22), which must be exposed by the Holy Spirit through the Church.

    Therefore Jesus prayed: “Neither pray I for these alone (early apostles) but for them (you and I) also which shall believe on me through their word That they all may be one, as thou father, art in me, and I in thee; that they also may be one in us, that the world may believe that thou has sent me” John 17:20–21.

    Did you see it? Praise God! Therefore it is the presence of the Church in the world that will eventually make the world-mankind, to believe in Jesus, whom they had never believed in even while He was alive physically as a human being. So, should there be any ‘rapture’ of the Church, it would mean that Christ’s prayer was not answered by God. And the whole world (mankind) for whom He died (1 John 2:2) will eventually perish because of their unbelief.

     Basically therefore, John 14 is to encourage the saints to be able to fulfill the will of God for us. The Saints are the salt of the earth and the light of the world-Mankind (Matthew 5:13-14) even as His life is the light of men (John 1:4). 

    It is this life that overcomes the world (system of men–Antichrist). Therefore be of good cheer!

    UNDERSTANDING THE TERM, “FATHER’S HOUSE”

    “In my ‘FATHER’S HOUSE’ are many mansions…” John 14:2 KJV. Now you already know why Jesus made that statement, so now what exactly does the term Father’s means .. What is a house? How does the Bible apply this term? What did Jesus really mean by “My father’s house”?

    The Hebrew  one for House is “BAYITH” – a house (specifically Family, etc), temple. And in the Greek language, it is ‘OIKIA’ – an abode, by implication, a FAMILY (specifically DOMESTIC) home, house(hold). The Noun form of ‘OIKIA’ is OIKIAKOS and it means familiar i.e. RELATIVES–they (them) of (his own) household.

    It is clear from the above definition that, when we are talking of a ‘house’ as used in the scriptures, we are referring to a realm of existence, a family that is made up of individuals who are close to one another, and not necessarily a physical building. Look at the followings on how the word is used in the Bible…

    e.g. “ABRAHAM’S FATHER’S HOUSE”. Abraham, when talking to his servant to go and get a wife for his son Isaac, from among his people said: “The Lord God of Heaven, which took me from “MY FATHER’S HOUSE” and from the land of my kindred… thou shalt go and take a wife unto my son from thence” (Gen. 24:1–7 KJV)

     “… The Lord who brought me out of ‘My father’s household’ and my native land…” NIV.

    “… The Lord who brought me from THE HOME OF MY FATHER and the land of my RELATIVES…” NCV.

    So, Abraham’s Father’s House was his immediate family, from amongst whom God called him. Not a physical building .For God did not call him from his Father’s physical building but from amongst his relatives.

    Again, we see that “JOSEPH’S FATHER’S HOUSE” was his brothers who went to him in Egypt: “And Joseph said unto his brethren, and unto his “FATHER’S HOUSE”, I will go up, and shew Pharaoh, and say unto him, MY BRETHREN, and MY FATHER’S HOUSE, which were in the land of Canaan, are come unto me” (Gen.6:31 KJV) “…My brothers and my FATHER’S FAMILY… have come to me” NCV.

    Friends, this is also clear that Joseph’s Father’s House that went to him in the land of Egypt were his immediate brothers, and the extended family circle. Here again we see that Joseph never carried a physical building called the ‘father’s house’ to Egypt. (See Genesis 41:51, 47:12, 50:8)

     But  his extended family circle was his father’s house .  “…and so Joseph continued to live in Egypt with ALL HIS FATHER’S FAMILY…” Genesis 50:22 NCV.

    Similarly, we read of  RAHAB’S FATHER’S HOUSE, which were her RELATIVES in Jericho. (See Joshua 2:1, 12, 18; 6:25) “Rahab the prostitute, her FAMILY (father’s house) and all who were with her…” NCV.

    Gideon had a father’s house “…Oh my Lord, wherewith shall I save Israel? Behold, my ‘family’ is poor in Manasseh, and I am the least in “My father’s house” Judges 6:15 KJV.

    It absolutely clear, that the phrase “father’s house” means nothing more than a person’s relative. David’s Father’s house was his relative that went to him at the cave Adullam (1 Samuel 22:1;)

    In the same vein “Moses was nourished up in his father’s house three months” Acts 7:20.

    May I be bold to tell you, my dear reader, that as far as the phrase “Father’s house” is concerned, it refers to the members of an individual’s particular family?

    Therefore the best way to understand the language of Jesus is that, He was referring to God’s family in which He is the first-born son. So Jesus wasn’t in any way referring to a physical building up there in heaven but His family members.

     Don’t be deceived; with a false hope .Jesus never promised us a physical building up in heaven nether was Jesus promising us rapture in John 14.its a religious belief.

    So then what was Jesus Fathers house?

    Coming Next..

    To be continued..

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    THE PROBLEM IS THE PRIESTHOOD

    Bertrand Russell famously said,

    “The fundamental cause of trouble in the world is that the stupid are so confident and the intelligent are so full of doubt.”

    I thought Christians would know better than to be swayed with every wind of conspiracy theory about G5, CoviD-19 and the so called imaginary  Antichrist.

    Whatever happens to scriptures like…

    Rev.11: 15  And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever”

    Do you really think the father of glory will relinquish His authority over creation to one beasts to take over?

    What was the purpose of the cross and Christ death?

    Let them have Dominion was a mandate , So God has changed his mind am sure?

    Why ask us to pray for His kingdom to come and his will to be done on Earth?

    Friends, we are the ones giving over the church mandate  to the devil out of fear and unbelief factored in ignorance.

    Listen to this…

    Here is the reason why we are where we are…

    Hos.4: 6  My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.,”

    You know what?

    We pastors quote this  to pride ourselves over the flock as if God was talking to the flock. No, read it completely.

    God truly was rebuking the priesthood, the today’s pastors for rejecting the true knowledge of God and so the body of Christ is suffering and being swayed to and fro , laddened with fear.

    FEAR OF COVID-19, AND ANTICHRIST?

    No! there is nothing new under the sun. Let the pictures below heal your fears , things like these have happened before.

    The world didn’t end. No Antichrist arose from anywhere and there is never going to be one anyway…

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    LAST DAYS PREDICTIONS: THE G5 AND COVID-19 PART 3

    A LOOK AT THE RAPTURETHE LORD COMING DOWN WITH THE TRUMP.

    1 Thes.4:16 “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”

    (1 Thes.4:16). “One word of command, one shout from the archangel, one blast from the trumpet of God and the Lord Himself will come down from heaven…” (Phillips).

     We know through out the Bible that trumpets speak of messages.

    Jesus would say , when you do good “…do not sound your trumpet  before you” Math.6:1-2.

     And we know  that the “last trump” (1 Cor 15:5-52) is actually the last message of the seventh angel of (Rev 10:1, 7), which is the message of perfection and completeness.

    But what exactly is this ‘trump of God’ of 1 Thes 4:16?

    Here the trumpet is directly associated with “God” Himself unlike what we have in (1Cor 15:52) “Last trump” that is associated with the seventh angel.

    So then,what is the true meaning of the phrase “the trumpet of God”.  We can find the answer in the words of Prophet Zechariah.

    The whole chapter of Zech.9 is prophetic of the judgment on Israel’s enemies, the restoration of Israel to the Promised Land, which will embrace not only the Israelite territory then (see Judges 20:1) but also the Aramaean, Phoenician and Philistine cities.

    The whole prophecy speaks of a victorious campaign, and interpreted as the campaign of God Himself, which speaks of the coming age of the Messiah, and that this campaign is to be carried out at THE COMING OF ZION’S KING.

    Look at it “This is the message concerning God’s curse on the lands of Hadrach and Damascus, for the Lord is closely watching ALL MANKIND (or “of the cities of Syria belong to the Lord, as much as do the tribes of Israel.” ) … Rejoice greatly, O my people! Shout with joy! for look, your king is coming! He is the righteous one, THE VICTOR: … The Lord shall lead His people as they fight! His arrows shall fly like lightning; the Lord God shall sound the trumpet call and go out against His enemies like a whirlwind off the desert, from the south. He will defend His people and they will subdue their enemies, … they will taste victory and SHOUT WITH TRIUMPH They shall shine in His hand as glittering jewels in a crown How wonderful and beautiful all shall be; ” (Zech 9: 1-17 Tlb).

    Zech.9: 14 “And the LORD shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go forth as the lightning: and the Lord GOD shall blow the trumpet, and shall go with whirlwinds of the south”.

    So when Jesus used this phrase for the Jews of his days in Luke 12, what do you think he was saying to them?

    Luke 12: 55 “And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass.

     56 Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time”?

    He meant to say, you don’t know that I am the messiah spoken of by the prophets and that your time of Judgment under the Roman Armies is here.

    For – the south west wind, blow over hot desert areas into Palestine and so could produce a heat wave, symbolic here of judgment.

    So you see, It is in the light of this prophetic word and the restoration process through God’s judgment on His enemies that the “trump of God” in 1Thes 4:16 is speaking to us.

     For “yea He sent out His arrows, and scattered them; and He shot out lightning, and discomfited them.” To executed vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; to bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron to execute upon them the judgement written; THIS HONOUR HAVE ALL HIS SAINTS Praise ye the Lord.” (Ps 18:14, 149;7-9 KJV).

    Precisely what Enoch prophesied  in Jude 14-16. “…see, the Lord is coming with millions of His holy ones (saints)..”.

    So what are we saying? The trumpet call of God is symbolic of God’s move against His enemies in warfare ..

    “When He shall come to be glorified IN HIS SAINTS, as He is “revealed from Heaven” – in flaming fire (heat wave. Heb.1: 7) taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ…” (2 Thes 1:10,7- 8).

     Therefore what we are seeing here in 1 Thes 4:16, is the “war call” of Nub 10:9 which was blown by the priest accompanying the army. (Nub 31: 6) compare 2 Chron.13:12-15.

     This trumpet call of God, is not just an ordinary call or message like any other, but a call to arm, to bring to subjection, – self and human ego, as we match arm to arm with principalities and power, with our wills being broken that we might fully be empowered by Him to go forth and to conquer, even the beast in political governments, religion and the heart of men.

    It has nothing to do with a literal trumpet some days to come that will enable you fly away.

    The victory over sin is sure and the last enemy to be destroyed is death, producing a total restoration of man back into the image of His creator in Christ. Eph. 1: 10, CoI. 3: 10.  

    Clearly then, the trumpet of 1Thes4:16  “THE TRUMP OF GOD”,is  AN ALARM OF WAR. It’s not for a Rapture , but to declare the Victories of Christ on the Earth.

     ASCENDING  & ASCENDING. The Lord descending is a manifestation.

    “For THE LORD HIMSELF SHALL DESCEND FROM HEAVEN ..,” (1 Thes 4:16).

    First of all, the word DESCEND is KATABATNO which means: – DESCEND, (lit or fig) Come (GET, GO, STEP DOWN, FALL (DOWN).

    In the book of Proverb , we read,

    “Who hath ascended up into heaven, or DESCENDED–?” (Prov.30:4)

     Jesus Himself answered the question when He said

     “–No man hath ascended up to heaven, but HE THAT CAME DOWN (descended) from HEAVEN, even the Son of man which is in heaven” (Jn 3:13 ).

    What can we understand by this? It is simply that, He alone has manifested the fullness of the Godhead bodily.

    In other words, no man has being filled with the fullness of the Godhead in human form before His arrival and that He alone had that privilege while alive even on earth.

    For “for in Him, the whole fullness of Deity (the Godhead) continues to dwell in bodily form, giving complete expression of the divine nature” (Col 2:9),Amp.See 1Tim.3:16.  “God was manifested in the flesh…”

    Having accomplished the victory of sin and Satan at the Cross, through His human ministry, He ascended above all other realms of spiritual attainment-heavens, into the Fatherhood realm.

    For “I come forth from the Father, and am come unto the world (descended) again. I leave the world (as a human being and ye see me no more. (Jn16:10) as i go to the Father who is spirit (Jn 4:24 Jn16: 28).

    Just look at this..

    Eph.4: 9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?

    10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)

    So how did he descend from heaven the first time, did he float down like a balloon from the cloud and landed on Earth as a human being?

    The scripture says, in response to the address of the angel that spoke to Mary..

    Luke.1: 34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?

     35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God”

    Can you get it.. He came through the glory cloud, same cloud that descended on the Mouth of transfiguration, the cloud that came at the dedication of Solomon’s temple, and same cloud that descended on the Mouth Sinai when the law was given. The very cloud that was in the Most Holy place upon the Ark and the very cloud with which he ascended Acts 1: 9 ..and a cloud received him out of their sight”

    Not Clouds, but the same singular cloud people.

    He descended through that means as the glory rested on Mary.

    His descending, was simply to give up his Glory as the Father and became a human being.

    Phil.2: 6 “Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men”

    So in Jn 3:13 when He said, “no man has ascended up to heaven,” it is that no human being had ever lived, even Elijah and all others, and those even now without Christ, did not and cannot attain to the fullness of the Godhead without the sacrifice of Christ

    “for in Christ, there is all of God in human body” Tlb.

    But the word of God says, Elijah ascended up to heaven! Sure, he did, but not into the fullness of the father’s glory because “–the way into the holiest of all (fullness of God’s glory) was not yet made manifest while the first tabernacle (realm of sacrifices and laws) was yet standing, (i.e. Still in place) (Heb 9:8).

    What are we saying?

     “Descending out of heaven” does not mean a literal human being being floating down, but a manifestation of His person.

     But this time through a people- see this “God was IN CHRIST” (2cor 5: 19), that was a manifestation.

    There was no literal person called God other than the vessel He chose to pass through as Jesus the Christ.

     God descended on Mt Sinai in fire- (Exo 19: 18), that does not limit the nature of God or his manifestation to be of fire. In Exo.33: 9, He filled the tabernacle with the “cloudy pillar of glory” as He descended. In Gen 11: 5 “And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower,…..” to destroy the tower of Babel,  Who saw a physical human being?

    Think for a moment. Could it be we are missing some of his visitations to us because we are thinking of just only one way of his coming?

     In Jn1:51 Jesus told Nathaniel that He shall see angels ‘ascending and descending’ upon the son of man’

    He was not talking of literal angels walking on him as a human being, but rather, that He is the WAY to the father-our heavenly home.”–I am the door, by me if any man (angel?) enters in, he shall be saved, and shall go in (ascend) and out (descend) and find pasture (life) (John10: 9).

    What it means further to descend …

    Exo.19:18 And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.

    19 And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.

    20 And the LORD came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the LORD called Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up.

    21 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they break through unto the LORD to gaze, and many of them perish….

    22 And let the priests also, which come near to the LORD, sanctify themselves, lest the LORD break forth upon them.

    23 And Moses said unto the LORD, The people cannot come up to mount Sinai: for thou chargedst us, saying, Set bounds about the mount, and sanctify it.

    24 And the LORD said unto him, Away, get thee down, and thou shalt come up, thou, and Aaron with thee: but let not the priests and the people break through to come up unto the LORD, lest he break forth upon them.

    25 So Moses went down unto the people, and spake unto them.

    “The Law was given”

    Exo.20: 1  And God spake all these words, saying,

    2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

    3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me…..

    Get this right. Moses ascended, then God asked Moses to go down-descending, and as he starts descending, immediately the Law was proclaimed.

    What is the implication of this? The law was imparted into Moses to be further imparted and implanted in the rest of the people. And that is God, Heaven itself descending into man with His nature, so man may manifest heaven-God for the laws were the nature of God.

    So when Jesus talked about “ …and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man”,(John1.51. ) it is to get the mind of God in order to reveal same to creation.

    The result of this movement is the establishment of a kingdom of priest as we impart the nature of God to men. Since from the mouth of the priests shall they seek knowledge Mal.2:7.

    Man meeting with God is heaven coming down to Earth, this is the oneness of God and man that the Father ultimately desire for the creation since the fall of man, thereby revealing his laws in our hearts-and so manifesting God’s Government-His kingdom.

    So in Isaiah He said to his people;- Isa.51:15

    “But I am the LORD thy God that divided the sea, whose waves roared: The LORD of hosts is his name.

    16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people”

    This is the mystery of the sons of God going into God, receiving and blessing the people in the’ outer court’ spiritually with the resources of heaven. This is the same ladder that Jacob saw in Gen28: 12.

    Now, you can understand why the-‘ great city’-the lamb’s wife-the heavenly Jerusalem is.. “descending but of heaven from God”, (Rev.21:9-10).

    It is the Church of Christ, which is His body and with Him as the head being revealed,  (Eph1:22-23), that through the church, He as spirit in the church might fill ALL THINGS with His person.

    “(20 “All this energy issues from Christ: God raised him from death and set him on a throne in deep heaven, 21 in charge of running the universe, everything from galaxies to governments, no name and no power exempt from his rule. And not just for the time being, but forever. He (Christ)  is in charge of it all, has the final word on everything. At the center of all this, Christ rules the church. 23 The church, you see, is not peripheral to the world; the world is peripheral to the church. The church is Christ’s body, in which he speaks and acts, by which he fills everything with his presence.” (Eph.1:20-23 msg.)

    Praise the Lord. Can you handle that?

    So His descending out of heaven is the revelation of His ‘body’ to the world in a great power and glory, when He comes to be glorified in His saints. (2Thes1:10) For He is in them, (Col 1:27), and the Church is in God, (Acts17:28,1Jn 5:20, 1 Thes:1-1, John 14:20, Ps 90:1).

    Again, Christ coming out of heaven, the spirit realm is through a people – the Church, with whom He is now sitting in glory. (Eph 2: 6, Col 3:1).

    So ultimately, God is intending us to take heaven wherever we go and to have it planted as such, bringing to a realization the prayer, thy kingdom come, thy will be done in Earth as its in heaven.

    The Church needs to wake up and be who God intends her to be on the Earth.

    We must get out of the fears of the Antichrist and trying to run away to heaven.

     For “…The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever” Rev.11:15..

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