CRY OUT AGAINST THE SYSTEM (VOLUME 1)ed
FIRST PUBLISHED IN THE YEAR 1994 By BRIDE OF CHRIST MINISTRY WORLD-WIDE © BRIDE OF CHRIST MINISTRY WORLD-WIDE
The authorship of this prophetic and revealing book cannot be attributed to any man as the Bible wrote very clearly in Second Peter 1:20-21 in this manner saying,
This portion of the scripture is proven to be truth through this write up as indeed it is written by holy men of God who were actually inspired by the Holy Ghost to write the will of God for our generation. When one reads the Book of Isaiah Chapter 8 Verse 1, he must get a further confirmation that God can tell a man to write for Him. “The Lord said to me (Isaiah), “Take a large scroll and write on it with an ordinary pen: Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz (Quick Loot, Fast Plunder).” KJV
Prophet Isaiah only obeyed the Voice of God and thereby served as a Secretary to the Lord, therefore there is no way the authorship of the book could be attributed to Isaiah the prophet, but rather the Authorship belongs to God Himself who dictated what should be written down by His servant.
We are still living in the days of the Apostles and Prophets. We are still living in the dispensation of the Holy Ghost who even presently inspires men to speak and write upon His dictation. So, when well over a dozen men gathered in obedience to the commission from the Lord to write this particular book, they separated themselves from every other thing and consecrated themselves in the presence of the Lord, and within a period of seven days this book was put together through the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, then it became God’s Book for the Hour that takes us back to the Christians’ absolute which is the Holy Bible - the Word of God, and God Himself.
The message contained in this work is an honest attempt to tell the truth. The body of this work is divided into three major sections. While the first section dealt with the issue of identifying the system which is being cried out against, the second section dealt with what the true system stands for.
As a matter of fact the system being cried against is a wrong system responsible for all the ills of the society - be it in the political, economic and religious realm. To expose this system for what it is forms the main thrust of the presentation in the first section of this work. In the same vein, the second section tried to show more of the falsehood surrounding the false system. As such the distinctive mark of the true system was highlighted and presented.
Progressively from the first two sections, the third section dealt with the God sent solution to as many that sincerely want the way out of the, so to say, unsolvable problem of the cruel, merciless and wicked system that has been imposed on mankind. No matter how people will disagree; the major problem is religious and herein hangs all human problems. To solve this problem the way out is presented.
The sincere admonition therefore is that whoever is reading must be patient and take his time to read through and then be in position to judge the contexts of this booklet. Two reactions or responses are certain from those who will read or hear about this work.
While a few will consider what is written therein, the truth and nothing but the whole truth that must be received to help them out of the age long errors and falsehood pervading everywhere, the greater majority will either ignore it or consider it one of the most dangerous religious information or material.
Some may even go out of the way to stop its circulation or call those that have a hand in its production into question.
However, whoever is reading should not expect much of the accepted and prevailing academic, intellectual and theological learning. Where people least expect to see God is normally where God is seen. God remains a mystery, unless He reveals Himself, which He does to whomsoever He wills. Amen.
IDENTIFYING THE SYSTEM:
CRYING OUT AGAINST THE SYSTEM
But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment. For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness. So that there is no place clean” (Isaiah 28:7-8, KJV).
Isaiah the prophet of God cried out against the evil systems of various men, nations, kingdoms and synagogues in his day; in the same manner every true God-called man or Church must raise his/their voice against every falsehood in their day, although it might cost them their life blood.
Righteous and holy men of God are as bold as a lion whenever they see, discern or notice any perversion, impersonation, or deception from the devil on the land against the people of God and against the Word of God. ‘The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion” (Proverbs 28:1, KJV).
The Lord Jesus Christ who is the Author and Finisher of the Christian faith was always bold to tell the truth about everything in His day. In Matthew 23rd chapter, we read clearly how Jesus boldly spoke against the hypocrisies of the Scribes, Pharisees, Sadducees, Lawyers, etc.
He called everything by their names to the extent that His hearers spoke concerning Him “But, lo, He speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto Him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ?” (John 7: 26, KJV).
Jesus never compromised like our preachers of today, rather He boldly declared the entire Truth of God’s holy Word, and so were the rest of the prophets, Apostles, and other holy men and women of God.
Elijah the prophet cried out against apostasy in Israel, and against Ahab’s wicked rule and idolatry, influenced by his unrepentant wife Jezebel according to the Scriptures “But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, who Jezebel his wife stirred up. And he did very abominably in following idols, according to all things as did the Amorites, whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel” (1 Kings 21:25-26, KJV).
Concerning Ahab and his wife Jezebel, Elijah boldly cried Out against the evil ways as revealed to him by God “And the Word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite saying, Arise, go down to meet Ahab King of Israel, which is in Samaria: behold, he is in the Vineyard of Naboth, whither he is gone down to possess it.
And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine ....... And of Jezebel also spake the Lord, saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel. Him that dieth of Ahab in the city the dogs shall eat, and him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat” (1 Kings 21:17-19, 23-24, KJV).
Elijah neither feared nor flattered Ahab and Jezebel, who were the king and queen of the nation of Israel at that time. Elijah boldly declared the truth regardless.
Micaiah was another prophet who stood as a man alone in God’s hand and boldly cried out against Ahab and his false prophets. These false prophets like so many preachers of today, flattered Ahab with prosperity messages, declaring that he would win his battle against his enemy despite the fact that God’s Word was against his going to war against that city.
These false prophets with their “prosperity Message” wanted even the true prophet Micaiah to compromise with them and preach falsehood. “And all the prophets prophesied so, (that Ahab must succeed), saying, up to Ramoth-Gilead, and prosper: for the LORD shall deliver it into the King’s hand. And messenger that was gone to call Micaiah spake to him, saying, Behold now, the Words of the prophets declare good unto the king with one mouth (Accord): let thy Word, I pray thee, be like the word of one them, and speak that which is good”, (in order words, compromise with us and preach prosperity message to the king and his people).
And Micaiah said, “As the LORD liveth, what the LORD saith unto me that will I speak…And he said, I saw all Israel scattered upon the hills, as sheep that have not a shepherd: and the LORD said, These have no master: let them return every man to his house in peace. And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, did not I tell thee that he would prophesy no good concerning me, but evil?” (1Kings 22:12-14, 17-18, KJV).
So many people today are like King Ahab, longing only to hear “good message of prosperity” and hating to hear that “the wages of sin is death” for the disobedient. And God has allowed false, deceiving and deceived preachers who are like the false prophets of Ahab to mount the pulpits to preach Only “Miracle, prosperity “ to them in order for such people to end up in hell without repentance.
Yet God has preachers of truth like Micaiah of old, who will not join the majority to propagate false hope and false doctrine to the people. Such preachers will be hated as Ahab hated Micaiah and even put in prison for not joining the rest of the ecumenical preachers to say the approved message by the religious headquarters of false prophets with “prosperity message.”
We read about another character in the Bible, John the Baptist, by name, who boldly declared the truth from God’s Word to the people of his days.
Although he was aware of the danger of preaching the entire truth and the threat on his life for boldly speaking the truth without deceiving anyone’s ear or giving any one a false hope in respect of the Kingdom of God, yet he maintained his ground and cried out against the adulterous life of King Herod who snatched the wife of his brother Philip, Herodias by name, merely because he was richer.
John the Baptist never minded king Herold’s wealth or social status, rather he boldly condemned the King for breaking the law of God on “Marriage and Divorce” without fear and flattery.
“But Herod the tetrach, being reproved by him (John the baptist) for the Herodias his brother Philip’s wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done, added yet this above all, that he shut up John in Prison” (Luke 3:19-20; KJV).
“For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias sake, his brother Philip’s wife. For John said unto him, it is not lawful for thee to have her... .And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison” (Matthew 14:3-4,10; KJV).
John indeed died but he died a saint and for the Truth of God’s Word. Peter the Apostle of Jesus Christ upheld the Truth of God’s Word boldly before the council that threatened to kill them should they continue to preach the Truth out of the Scriptures concerning Jesus Christ.
“And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and said unto them, whether it be right in the sight of God, to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:18-20; KJV).
When the council had released the Apostles after much threatening, floggings and mockery, these servants of God never compromised but rather yearned for more boldness from God to declare the Gospel Truth even at the risk of their lives ”And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto Thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak Thy Word,….” (Acts 4:29; KJV).
It does not take much education or wealth to boldly stand for God as did Isaiah or any of the prophets and apostles of old. What it takes is only to be with Christ, the Word of God, and understand what He loves and what He hates bearing in mind that whatever He spoke is irrevocable Word of God, as it is written “Forever 0 LORD, Thy Word is settled in heaven” (Psalm 119:89).
Peter and the rest of God’s true servants never acquired any Bible college qualification only that they had been with Jesus, the Word of God, and possessed His Doctrine and life and became fully like Him
“Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus” (Acts 4:13; KJV).
We can as well display such boldness today by being actually with Christ, which is the Word of God (John 1:14). And any man, or Church who meets Christ today will as well speak boldly like Micaiah and the rest of the true preachers of righteousness without speaking the popularly accepted doctrine from the people’s prophets for the peoples Church.
Regrettably, preachers of today who are quite aware of the evil lives among the Churches, Nations, Presidents, Governors, Ministers, Kings, traditional rulers, have sold their birth rights only to propagate “good prosperity message” like the false prophets of Ahab, to the people of our day that needs to be reproved of their various sins against God and His Word.
These compromising preachers shy away from declaring the whole counsel of God like St. Paul who said “For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the Counsel of God” (Acts 20:27; KJV).
Paul knew the danger of deceiving the ears of his audience so he unavoidably and boldly told them the entire Gospel Truth as he said “Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God” (Acts 20:26-27; KJV).
But the social preachers of today with their social “non-offensive, non-provoking and unity and love” messages continue to deceive the ears of the people in order to retain their meal ticket.
These preachers know very well that any moment they speak the entire true, rugged, and uncompromising Word of God against the evil system and way of the people in our day, so many noble and rich men will stop attending their Churches and thereby diminish the much desired population of people in their groups.
That is not all, such preachers are aware that the real Word of God preached uncompromisingly is a “hard truth” and many people hate to hear the “hard truth”. Should such preachers dare to preach it, “the Governors will no longer attend the fund raising service or the launching of the Cathedral building”.
They avoid also telling people the truth because “the mayor will be offended and leave. Also traditional rulers will ignore the invitation for the bazaar programme”.
For the sake of money and respect of persons, preachers nowadays present a social gospel that “must be sweet to every ear” to a dying generation in this end time. They are afraid to be cast out of the pulpit or rejected by their Church and its headquarters.
They are afraid of having their certificate of registration being withdrawn and their Church being closed, they are afraid of being ridiculed or of losing their popularity. It is a shameful thing to such preachers.
Saint Paul spoke concerning such people in Philippians 3:17-19 “Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as you have for an example. (for many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ; whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things)” KJV
Paul said such preachers are going to end up in hell because their god is their belly and bodily desires. They think only of things that belong to this world.
Isaiah the prophet saw such preachers and their pulpits and lamented that there was no place clean. He said “For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness “. (The tables represent the pulpit from where we collect our daily spiritual food for our souls).
Isaiah went further to prophesy “They are of the way”. Let us find out the way which these people have left from Isaiah 35 verse 8 “... And an highway shall be there, and a way. and it shall be called The Way of’ Holiness: the unclean shall not pass over it, but it shall be for those: The wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein”. KJV
To understand it further we have to read St. John Chapter 14 verse 6 “Jesus saith to him, I AM THE WAY, The Truth, and The Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.“ KJV.
Christ (who is the Word of God made flesh) is the only Way of holiness, so Isaiah cried out against the people for forsaking the Way of God, the Way of holiness and Truth, even the Word of God, he cried out, “They are out of the Way”.
Every true preacher in every age never failed to cry out against the people, nations, kingdoms and denominations each time they noticed them erring from the way of truth, holiness and life of God These faithful preachers cried out against the flattering and compromising religious leaders whose pulpit, tables are full of vomit as they brought back all that they rejected earlier on by the Word of God.
The Bible spoke concerning such men and women who went back and picked up again all the evil systems that the Word of God asked them to forfeit.
“If people have escaped from the corrupting forces of the world through their knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and then are again caught and conquered by them, such people are in worse state at the end than they were at the beginning.
It would have been much better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than to know it and then turn away from the sacred command that was give them. What happened to them shows that the proverbs are true: “A dog goes back to what it has vomited” and “A pig that has been washed goes back to roll in the mud” (2 Peter 2:20-22 GNB).
How many people today call themselves sons and daughters of God, yet their lives are full of vomit and pollution and filthiness of sin and unbelief to God’s Word. They are out of the way of the Lord, the Christ, the way of truth and true holiness. Such people are out of the Word of God and Christ is the Word of God and the Way, Truth and Life (St. John 1:1, 14; 14:6).
Isaiah said “they err in vision” because they only see God by the way their carnal, ungodly and sinful minds visualises the Word of God through Bible college theological and denominational eyes and understanding. They do not want to see God according to His Word, the Holy Scriptures.
For this reason as prophet Isaiah said further “they err in judgment” as they declare false teachings and messages contrary to God’s Word. Every preacher and Child of God is called to be a judge. He must know the truth and the mind of God in order to judge wisely based upon God’s Word which is our constitution.
The preacher must condemn whatever the constitution (God’s Word) condemned and justify whatever the Word of God justified because he is an “Ambassador of God” and therefore must judge or speak like God “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ . ..“ (2 Corinth. 5:20)
“Do you not know that the saints shall judge the world? And if the world shall be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know you not that we shall judge angels? How much more things that pertain to this life?” (I Corinth. 6:2-3; KJV)
“If any man speak (judge), let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen” (I Peter 4:11; KJV).
Unfortunately, so many preachers and so called Christian groups pass false judgment by the Word of God today not understanding the constitution of the kingdom of God. That is why we find many unrepented men that have married and divorced more than one wife retaining their positions as elders, deacons, or even preachers in the Church contrary to God’s Word.
Nowadays, preachers are passing judgment that it is alright for mothers and the entire womanhood to appear almost nude as footballers for such activities like “Mothering Sundays, Launchings” etc. Poor judgment from the pulpit has caused men in secret and occultist societies to remain in the Church, even retaining high and very important positions.
It is poor judgments that introduced cultural and various traditional dances like the masquerades into the Church. By so doing, all manner of worldly cultures, life and systems have overthrown the Way of God out of power among all denominations. Sin and ungodliness have been welcomed to stay in the congregations only because of false judgments.
All the doctrines of God have been misjudged, displaced, dislocated and misquoted because poor judges, who boast of only theological qualifications with brain knowledge without ever being with Christ have overtaken the pulpits.
In spite of all these, yet people with false doctrines and sinful ungodly lives goes ahead to claim “we are children of God”. But the question is, Which God? Is it the God who live in no other place but in His Word “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and, the Word was God” (John 1:1; KJV).
Anyone who claims to be a child of God must be a child of the Word, living and teaching in accordance to God and His sacred Word. But on the reverse what we see today among so called Christians neither reflect the life and teaching of God nor His Word.
The poor judgment has produced corrupt system both in Politics, Economy and Religion. Everywhere spells corruption and no one is interested to take a bold stand to cry out against such evil systems.
However, as the Word of God was against the false systems in the past, the same way it is against the false systems of today and forever because the Word never changes “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today, and forever. Amen” (Hebrews 13:8; KJV) Christ is the same because, He as God changeth not. “For I AM the LORD, I change not; ... (Malachi 3:8; KJV).
Because of this immutable nature, whatever He hates from the beginning is hated till the end; and whatever He loves from the beginning, He loves to the end. For instance when Jesus observed the hypocritical life of the Pharisees, how they appeared religious before people and yet always broke God’s law,
He warned His disciples saying “... Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. ... This people honoureth Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. Howbeit, in vain do they worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men as washing pots and cups and many other such like things ye do. And He said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keepyour own tradition” (Luke 12:1, Mark 7:6-9; KJV).
As Jesus condemned such habit once, He forever condemns it. Yet today denominations love to propagate man-made ways more than God’s provided way. Like the Pharisees, people in our day uphold catechisms more than the Word of God, which certainly is traditional.
People love standing in the market places to pray openly where everyone can see them than to obey the Bible that said, “And when thou prayest, thou shall not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men.
Verily I say unto you. They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly “. (Matthew 6:5-6; KJV)
And such other man-made dogmas, people prefer to God’s Word. Imagine ordinary human being preferring to keep his own system other than the Word of God. God hates seeing in any Church or people usurping authority over His Word as it is written “and whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the Name of the Lord Jesus (the Word of God), giving thanks to God and the Father by Him” (Colossians 3:17; KJV)
“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4, KJV)
For the fact that God loves His Word to prevail over every man, and subjects everything under the Word of God, makes it necessary for a true man of God to raise his voice against every man-made systems introduced into the various Churches today in the name of God by carnal human reasoning for it is written “there is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Proverb 14:12, KJV).
Every man-made system introduced into religion, economy or politics deceitfully in the name of God must fail with everyone that introduced such because Jesus said “I AM the Vine, ye are the branches; he that abideth in Me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit (the same succeeds) FOR WITHOUT ME YE CAN DO NOTHING” (John15:5, KJV).
No nation, Church or people can ever succeed in life if they abandon the true Word of God. The Word of God must be the absolute for every child of God, to cross check his daily life, his doctrine, conduct and order. Any attempt by anyone to ignore God’s Word, such a one can easily be swallowed up by his own traditions and selfish systems, yet having the assumption that he is pleasing God.
Being a child of God is a way of life and not a mere religion where one covers himself, hiding in hypocrisy whereas one’s life does not reflect the very love of God here on earth. Realizing this, one must be very certain of the ground that he is treading upon for the fact that the Faith of Christ is not a gamble.
Saint Paul said in 2 Corinthians 13:5 “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?” KJV. (Christ is the Word of God, the Way, the Truth and Life, one must be certain whether the Truth is in him).
The Holy Scriptures have both the questions and answers to the Kingdom of God. And by it alone must one examine himself whether he is in the Faith of Christ, contended by the saints in all ages. One must not lean upon his own understanding, otherwise he perish.
It is written in Romans 1:18”for the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness” KJV.
When one answers a child of God, he means that he is in the truth and therefore he must be extremely careful concerning the very life he lives or doctrine he professes as he, in other words, is telling everyone around him that his life and teaching is from God and Christ. God must judge everything that man introduced into the world created by God, whether it be a life lived or doctrine taught or whatsoever he manifests.
The Bible said “Each of us shall give account of himself to God” (Romans 14:12, KJV). Everyone without, exemption, must appear before the judgment seat of Christ. All will be there whether Pope, cardinal, bishop, overseer, pastor, denomination, or the entire people, all will be there individually to answer for himself.
As we know that God is no respecter of persons, what manner of persons ought we to be? We therefore ought to be certain of whatever we believe and teach as well. Moreover, one must also be certain of the life that he manifest - whether one live actually a godly life, holy and truthful.
One must as well examine his doctrine whether it is absolutely backed by the Scriptures, if in the positive, then God is in control of one’s life, but if one’s life and doctrine is negative and contradicts the Holy Scriptures then repentance is the only immediate solution as there is no reasonable excuse before God.
Surely God is a God of love and mercy, but one must remember that He is also a God of justice. For instance in His love and mercy He spared not rebellious Satan when he introduced rebellion against God’s rulership and God casted him down (Ezekiel 28:12-17; Isaiah 14:12-19).
God spared not His first son and daughter on the earth, (Adam and Eve), when they transgressed against the word of God (Gen 3:1- 19).
In the book of Numbers 10 verse 1-3, we read another account of how the very God of love and mercy sent down fire from heaven to destroy the two disobedient sons of Aaron (the first high priest of Israel) because they sinned against Him by making sacrifices in the temple of God with “strange fire” which God disallowed.
God destroyed the city of Sodom and Gomorrah by fire in Genesis Chapter 19, because the inhabitants enjoyed sin at random.
Even Israel, God’s chosen nation, were severely punished by God each time that God caught them guilty of introducing strange systems of idol worship into their midst (Judges 2:10-15).
So God of love and mercy judged and judges still, every transgression and man-made systems because “our God is a consuming fire” (Heb. 12:29). He hates to see whatsoever He never introduced among His people because He alone is the. Author and Finisher of our faith (Heb. 12:2).
He started the faith and must end it and as well loves to see it preserved just as it was handed over to man, without any man-made systems, being added to it or subtracted from it.
But it seems today’s Christianity has overlooked this important fact. In Ephesians 2 verse 20, the Bible says “And (we) are built upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the Chief Corner Stone “. Christ, the Word of God is the main and central point of all that the Apostles and prophets spoke about. The Scriptures say further “Whatsoever ye do in words or deeds, do all in the Name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him” (Col.3:17, KJV)
“For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named.” (Eph.3:14-15, KJV).
The Word of God must be one’s absolute, for unto Christ (the Word of God) alone must we bow to and obey because He was the central theme of all that the Apostles and prophets preached, they never preached or heralded any man-made system throughout their era. Amen.
THE MIDNIGHT CRY
In the Book of Matthew 25th Chapter, first through thirteenth verse, the Holy Bible recorded an interesting and striking passage that must fulfil in this last age during which the whole world shall be covered in gross darkness. It is called the parable of the ten virgins which took place during the midnight hour.
From the Book of Isaiah 60 verse 2, we read “For behold the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people ...” In fact, the earth and the entire people upon the earth who had not Christ in their lives are in gross darkness because Christ is the light of the world. This darkness came as a result of rejection of the Word of God and true believers and bearers of the Word by the entire world.
However, this parable of the ten virgins fulfils when the world is in gross darkness for rejecting God’s Word, and when even the religious people who claim to have their lamp trimmed become tired of waiting for Christ’s coming and then slumbers without having enough oil, (the Holy Spirit), and without Light - the Word of God).
“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD, he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the Light of Life” (John 8:12, KJV). We read further in St. John 1:1, 4-5 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God ....... In Him was Life and the Life was the light of men. And the Light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”
Christ, the Light is the very life of men, whosoever that rejected Him is in darkness. So, that midnight cry will sound when the entire worldly men and women are operating without the Light and Life of God.
Let us prove it further that Christ is that Light and life provided by God for all human race. From St. John’s Gospel Chapter 12 verse 35-36 “Then Jesus said unto them, a little while is the Light with you. Walk while you have the Light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. While you have Light, believe in the Light, that ye may be the children of Light .....” KJV
It is quite clear that Christ (the Word of God), is the Light that was given by God to men to guide their pathway here on earth as David the Psalmist said “Thy Word is a Lamp unto my feet, and a Light unto my path” (Psalm 119:105, KJV).
Without the true Word of God on the land, the entire world remains in gross darkness, and each time the world would see any Light, it must have to come through the children or lovers of light who hold the Word of God as a Lamp to order the footsteps of the people across the wide wilderness of life in this dark world.
And as long as the true believers hold unto the Lamp and Light-giving Word of God in each age, those believers remain the Light of the world like Jesus who was the Light to the world when He manifested in the flesh. Jesus spoke of the believers in Matthew 5:14 “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid” KJV
Whenever Christ (the Word of God) is rejected and put out of the lives of various families, tribes and nations of the world, and God’s children who are the true bearers of the lamp (light) of the true Word of God can scarcely be found, then the next and only thing to witness is gross darkness all over the land.
Comparing the way and manner of life manifested by many people today with the Word of God, one can easily discover a parallel line that majority of people live contrary to the Scriptural standards and as a result grope in gross darkness because they refused to accept the Light of God’s Word to control their lives and doctrines.
Nevertheless, there must be a persistent uncompromising voice from God in this dark hour of the world to cry out against all falsehoods of men in this present age, warning all and sundry to flee from the darkness into the marvelous Light of God’s Word, yet only very few will obey that voice because....“the Light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not ...
And this the condemnation, that Light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than Light, because their deeds were evil. For verily every one that doeth evil hateth the Light, neither cometh to the Light, lest his deeds should be reproved” (John1: John 3:19-20, KJV)
The midnight cry of Matthew 25:1-13 signifies a Gospel Message from God through an end time messenger who will herald the secret coming of Christ to catch away His Bride for the Wedding Super in the air according to 2 Thess. 4:16-17 “For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” KJV
Firstly, one must take note of the fact that the voice of Matthew 25 went forth at midnight “And midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet Him” (Matt. 25:6, KJV).
This cry is a message like John the Baptist’s cry “The voice of him crieth in wilderness, prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God (Isa.40:3; Luke 3:4, KJV).
It was not an ordinary cry but a message to wake up a people in the world that have slumbered and slept although they have the Bible (the lamp) in their hands but had not the Spirit of God (oil) to make it burn effectively.
“Then shall the kingdom of God be likened unto ten virgins, which took lamps, and went forth to meet the Bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no with them. But the wise took it in their vessels their lamps” (Matt.25:1-4).
This portion of the Scriptures concerns mainly the people who handles Word of God which David called “a lamp unto my feet”. It is mainly for every gathering where the Bible is being mentioned, therefore one has to be very certain that he or she does not carry about the Lamp without enough oil.
In the Bible, oil represents the Holy Spirit of God being figuratively spoken of in many portions of the Scriptures. Like an oil, the Spirit of God consecrates, comforts, illuminates and heals.
There is no use for anyone to contend for the heavenly race and kingdom of God without the Holy Spirit dwelling in him or her, consecrating the person for the race, comforting one in time of distress and despair, illuminating one’s heart to understand the mind of God and healing one of both spiritual and physical sickness.
The Spirit God is nothing less than the Word of God and the Living Truth from God’s Word as Jesus said in St. John 6:63 “It is the Spirit that quickeneth (makes alive); the flesh profiteth nothing: the Words I speak to you, they are Spirit and they are life.” Jesus spoke no other words other than the very Words of God. The Word of God is Spirit because God Himself is a Spirit (John 4:24).
We can now understand by the above explanation that what those foolish virgins lacked was “enough” Word or Spirit of God. They lacked the Word of God enough in their lives which hindered them from the Wedding Supper in the sky with the Bridegroom.
This shows that anyone who does not acquire enough revelation of God and His Word to walk fully like Christ Himself in this age must not be in the wedding supper with Christ. The Bride of Christ must acquire enough Truth, Life and Doctrine of Christ to sustain her till the Bridegroom comes. She must be in uniform dressed with the wedding garment in the Word of God for the marriage feast as it is written.
“For by One Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into One Spirit” - God’s Word (I Cor. 12:13, KJV).
There is only one way for one to become a child of God, having and manifesting godly life, preaching, teaching and believing one Truth out of God’s Word as the Bible said “There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling: One Lord, one Faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all...” (Eph. 4:4-6)
“For God is not author of confusion, but of peace, as in all Churches of the saints” (1 Corinth. 14:33, KJV). God gave only one faith to every true child of God through the foundation of the teachings of the Apostles and prophets according to Ephesians 2:20 “And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the Chief Corner Stone “.
This foundation laid by the Apostles and Prophets are not man-made. “knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost” (2 Peter 1:20-21).
The prophets and apostles were true witnesses of God “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of Life; ... And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full” (I John 1:1 & 4, KJV).
Because of the certainty of their experience with God, the Apostles and Prophets pointed everyone to the only Truth, Way, and Life commanding everyone to “... earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints” (Jude 3).
There is only one true faith to be contended for, there is only one way for anyone to know the truth from God which is through the Holy Scriptures for it is written “and ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make ye free” (John 8:32, KJV).
The only oneness and unity in faith which pleases God is the one achieved in line with God’s Word (THE TRUTH). God has only one standard and if anyone does not meet up God’s standard, he or she is disqualified no matter the position one occupies here on earth.
This is why the “midnight cry” is going forth now saying “Check up your lamps whether you actually have enough oil and true word of God in you”, just as the Scriptures say “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates” (2 Corinth. 13:5, KJV).
It is the midnight hour and Christ is coming soon and His message has gone forth “Wake up from your slumber, for you have the Bible - the Lamp, without having the Holy Spirit to quicken the Word into your soul”.
Presently, the entire religious world slumbered and are tired of proclaiming the truth of God’s Word uncompromisingly with the same burning zeal the apostles and prophets handed it down, rather they keep on messing up the sacred name of the only one and true God.
However, only the Voice of God through the Message of the Midnight Messenger can wake one up from his or her slumber. And the hour has come when one should know on whose side he or she stands for. When those virgins woke up from their slumber, we discovered that half of them united together in search of oil as they went out in gross darkness at the late hour.
They had not enough Word of God and His Spirit in their midst so they missed the Wedding Supper of the Bridegroom, but the other half that had enough Word of God and His Spirit (the oil) were sustained by it, they were never tired because what they had was able to catch them away to meet the Bridegroom.
No matter the pains, ridicule and mockery on those wise virgins, they retained the oil (God’s Truth) because at the long run “they’ll ever be with the Lord” in the Wedding Supper. The Bible says “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not - rely not - unto thine own understanding” (Prov. 3:5, KJV).
Indeed the Faith is not like a disco or playing party, nor a social club, it is not a political party, nor a mere religion where one depends on his human understanding through Bible Colleges and other educational institutions. One must not rely on any human being and his human ideas whether Pope, Cardinal, Bishop or Reverend Father or Mother, for every man-made programmes, or teaching must disappoint whosoever rely on them.
Faith in Christ is a matter between life and death because it is a business between man and his Creator who is a consuming fire “For our God is a consuming fire” (Heb. 12:29).
And God committed the main responsibility of worshipping God unto the hand of man here on earth, to understand what is pleasing to his Creator and observe it word for word, line by line, precept upon precept and it is a duty “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His commandments FOR THIS IS THE WHOLE DUTY OF MAN” (Eccl. 12:13, KJV).
Worshipping God is a strict business, one must be certain of the path he is treading upon knowing full well that, God must bring everything done in this present body to judgment. One must not do anything only because he loves it that way. EVERY THING MUST BE DONE ONLY THE WAY GOD WANTS IT, AND NO OTHER WAY IS REQUIRED.
Worshipping God calls for man’s complete dependence upon God and His Word, for God created us and paid a special price to save mankind “What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, AND YOU ARE NOT YOUR OWN? FOR YE ARE BOUGHT WITH A PRICE: Therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s” (1 Corinth, 6: 19-20, KJV).
There are numerous worshippers today who feel that they are in a ‘free world” and for that reason they claim the right to live anyhow and introduce into God’s Church any kind of man-made social, deceptive creeds and dogmas. No one has such right because God must certainly ask him or her why such a thing was done. For this reason one must re-examine his experience by God’s plumb line - the Word of Truth.
One must not be carried away to say “God is with me because He is blessing and prospering me” That is not a sure sign to ascertain one’s relationship with God because the Bible tells of a man Lazarus by name, who experienced abject poverty, was wretched and sick as he had no money for hospital expenses but entered the paradise of God only because he was faithful to the entire Word of God.
Assuming that prosperity is used as a yardstick, poor Lazarus would have been the first to enter the place of torments. So many preachers today have deceived the ears of the people by proclaiming that “poverty is a curse, and if you are poor you are a sinner”. Never! It is the devil’s lie because a call to the Faith of Christ is a call for suffering, poverty, and other various hard experience
“Giving no offence in anything, that the ministry be not blamed. But in all things approving ourselves the ministers of God, in much patience, necessities, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonment in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fasting ..... By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers and yet true; as unknown, and yet well known, and behold, we live; as chastened and not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things” (2 Corinth.6:3-5, 8-10, KJV).
The Holy Ghost in Paul warned children of God concerning material blessings and prosperity “But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which draw men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many arrows (Tim. 6:9-10, KJV).
Jesus never deceived His followers with promises of material prosperity and blessings. He spoke to them plainly “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God” (Mark 1O: 25, KJV) “ ...... And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.” (Matt. 20:29, KJV).
It is now clear that prosperity in material wealth is not an unfailing sign that God is pleased with someone and the very thing he is doing, neither is lack of material things of the world a sure sign that God has forsaken anyone because God never promised the riches of this present life to His children. He promised them “One thing needful” which is Eternal Life and no power or money can buy it. One can prosper and still perish.
Satan is still in control of the present wealth of the present worlds because he was created in riches “Thou hast been in Eden the Garden of God; every precious Stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz and diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrels and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou was created.” (Ezek 28:13, KJV).
God casted down Lucifer with all his powers and riches pending the day he and his angels will be cast into the lake of fire prepared for him and his angels, his riches notwithstanding.
Is it not blindness on the part of preachers today who proclaim that God is with them only because they have acquired flashy cars and costly cathedral - Church buildings including gigantic theological colleges, or that they have so many number of people within their congregations. That is not the plumb line. How many buildings did Jesus raise? Did any of the prophets and Apostles build any synagogue? Rather they hardly had any place to lay their heads.
Concerning the number of people in a congregation, how many people remained with the Lord Jesus after hearing the dynamic uncompromising hard truth from His sermons. During one of His sermons even many of His disciples forsook Him and His Church had only very few members because He boldly declared the true Word of God as He was not preaching just to have the largest populated group but to prepare the lives of men for the Kingdom of God.
The Bible said, “From that time many of His disciples went back and walked no more with” (John 6:66, KJV). The Lord Jesus never preached a “sweet non-offending social gospel” to His audience; neither did John the Baptist nor Saint Paul.
They all died in the truth and for the truth they stood for, which meant most everything to them, and not how many multitudes that flooded the pews and attended the crusade. And everyone must take side with either the uncompromising hard Gospel Truth or the popularly accepted social and compromising system of the present religious world. Amen.
THE SYSTEM TODAY
A system is defined as a way of organizing something according to certain ideas, principles, etc. It is also a plan or method. There is devil’s system of doing things and there is God’s system of doing things also and both systems are expressed through human beings.
Whenever man operates through God’s system, it must agree with God’s Word, but anytime man is influenced by the devil to operate devilish systems, it will disagree with the Word of God bearing in mind that a system is a way of organising something according to certain ideas and principles. God has His own ideas and principles as the devil has his also and they both differ from human ideas.
God spoke concerning His ideas and principles thus in Isaiah 55:8 saying “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”
Various ideas and principles emanate from one’s manner of thoughts and ways. God’s ways and thoughts are perfect and whatever He does must be perfect, and as devil’s thoughts and ways are pervert, same manner all his ideas and principles remain pervert.
From the above quoted scriptures from Isaiah, one can see that man’s ways and thoughts in organizing anything without the influence of God and His Word, MUST DIFFER both in principles and ideas from God’s as the Scriptures further says “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out! FOR WHO HATH KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD? OR WHO HATH BEEN HIS COUNSELLOR?” (Rom 11:33-34, KJV).
No one is God’s counsellor. The Word of God remains what God said it should be. No one can query God’s ideas, principles, the system of God remains the absolute and every devilish system through human beings must be resisted and cried against.
Unfortunately, blind and foolish, deceived men of the world today believe that they can counsel or correct God and for that reason they insist on the correction of the Holy Bible - the Word of God, in order to establish their own devil-influenced human ideas and principles, a system that will encourage them in their evil lusts to rebel against the Word of God.
Such people must either repent or perish, for God sees things from His own perspective and not from man’s ideas, principles or ways.
Man in his wickedness right from Genesis 3, has always rebelled and rejected God and His system only to have his human way. This hatred on God’s Word has also caused man to hate anyone who loves to stand for God as we can see in the case of Cane and Abel.
Cain slew Abel in Genesis 4, only because God identified Himself with Abel who did His will through revelation of God’s Word. Yet, in this twentieth century this clash between the people of God and devil has continued.
Adolf Hitler of Germany for example hated the God of the Jews and subsequently he hated the Jews as a people of God in the natural. Such hatred prompted Hitler to execute the genocide against the Jews with the use of “gas chambers” to annihilate about six million Jews.
In his human idea, Hitler thought that he could put to an end a nation whose God promised to be re-gathered in their homeland of Israel in the last days. Today, we are living witnesses that Israel has been re-gathered to their homeland according to God’s promised Word, but Hitler is dead and gone.
One can hate God, His Word and the people of God, yet he cannot put to an end whatever promise that God has made for His people in His Word, as God’s promise can never fail. “For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry” (Habakkuk 2:3, KJV).
Another instance is Jesus of Nazareth - The Truth from God, whom the blind Jews (religious people) with the help of the Romans (government) killed; they crucified the true Word made flesh and buried Him thinking that they have succeeded to put His ministry to an end, but contrary to their human ideas it took God only three days to raise up Jesus - the Truth - back to life again.
It is the same thing today because God never changes in His ways, whosoever that crucifies the truth from God again must see the truth back to life again within seventy two hours (three days). The Truth must always re-surface triumphantly because “... we can do nothing against the Truth, but for the Truth” (2 Corinth.13:8, KJV).
Jesus knew that the peoples of the earth hate the truth and the bearers of truth. Therefore He said “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated Me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
Remember the word that I said unto you, the servant is not greater than his Lord, if they have persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept My saying, they will keep yours also. But all these will they do unto you for My Name’s sake, because they know not Him that sent Me “.
The world and her corrupt system hate the Word of God and every faithful follower of God’s Word. However, no matter what the world does or says, the true Word of God must be preached and it must attack all the man-made systems. Jesus said that the world at large must hate and persecute the true children of God for the Truth they represent.
How can the same world that hated and crucified Jesus - the Word of God - spare or accept any man or group of men who live and teach in accordance to the ideas, principles and doctrine of Jesus Christ? It is impossible.
But preachers of today claim to be higher than the Lord Himself, because the same wicked ungodly world and her system that rejected and killed the Master of Truth - Christ - is now in sweet romance with such preachers even to the point of awarding such preachers with honorary doctorate degrees and other various titles as a sign of appreciation for their compromise with the world.
The entire world jointly awarded “a Nobel peace prize award” to a Pope in our generation. In other words, making the Pope their prince of peace, whereas same world crucified the True Prince of Peace - Jesus Christ - and hated and rejected His teachings and manner of life.
But the Bible asked “can two walk together except they be agreed?” (Amos 3:3, KJV). This goes to show that Churches and preachers of various denominations have compromised with the world with social and flattering gospel, preaching “peace and unity” contrary to the word of Jesus “Think not that I AM come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in-law against her mother in law” (Matt. 10:34-35, KJV).
The doctrine of Christ must cause separation between believers and unbelievers as the Scripture says “If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to doctrine which is according to godliness: he is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmising, perverse disputing of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: FROM SUCH WITHDRAW THYSELF” (1 Timothy 6:3-5, KJV).
But preachers of various denominations ignore these scriptures by welcoming every pagan and unbeliever who is not willing to talk in line with God’s Word into the Christian fold because they want “peace and unity” by all means.
However, the Church of God is the Pillar of Truth and no room for compromise with any worldly system. Yet one witnesses each day before his eyes, how the leaders of various denominations are uniting the Church and other heathen, traditional religions together, including voodoo and Satanic priests. Such amalgamation or togetherness tolerates everything that God condemned in His Word.
The ecumenical leaders in their blindness are ignorant of the fact that they are leading their followers into the ditch of hell and destruction.
The true Church of God must cry out against all the evil ideas and principles of men in religious attire, which they have incorporated into the worshipping of the true God contrary to God’s command by His Word - as God says.....
“Ye shall not add unto the Word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from to, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you ....... Every Word of God is pure: He is a shield unto them that put trust in Him. Add thou not unto His Words, lest He reprove thee, and thou be found a liar... For I testify unto every man that heareth the Words of the prophecy of this Book, if any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this Book:” (Deut. 4:2, Prov. 30:5-6, Rev. 22:18, KJV).
The true Church must cry out against all the man-made systems added into the Churches of today for the Bible says “God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, that Thou mightest be justified in Thy sayings, and mightest overcome when Thou art judged” (Rom. 3-4, KJV).
God alone and His mind through the Word of God is the only Truth and source of truth and every other man-made formula or system is a lie and fallible. Both the word of a Pope and the highly recognised man in the world or even the least man upon the earth is fallible. Only the Word of God is infallible and must be the Absolute to every sincere child of God.
The Bible commanded all true worshippers who worship God in Spirit and Truth through the Holy Scriptures not to compromise with the world nor love her system “Do not love the world or anything that belongs to the world. If you love the world, you do not love the Father. Everything that belongs to the world - what the sinful self-desires, what people see and want, and everything in this world that people are so proud of - none of this comes from the Father; it all comes from the world. The world and everything in it that people desire is passing away; but he who does the will of God lives forever”. (1 John 2:15-17 GNB).
The order of the world is contrary to God’s way. Jesus Christ who is the Anointed Word of God made flesh never compromised with the world for the sake of peace and togetherness, rather He upbraided them in doctrine or life, no matter how big or small or beautiful it seem, but if it contradicts God’s Word it is then against (anti) the Word of God - and such is the anti-Christ (against the Word of God).
Jesus said “He that is not with Me is against Me; and he that gathereth not with Me scattereth abroad” (Matt 12:30, KJV). Anything against Christ and His Word is the anti-Christ whether ideas or principles of man or groups of men.
The Word of God condemns the system of this world because Satan influences the actions of all ungodly men who walk not according to God’s Word. “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the devil and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him” (Rev. 12:9),
“But if our Gospel be hid it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world (Satan) hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the Light of the glorious Gospel of Christ, who is the image of God should shine on them” (2 Corinth. 4:3-4, KJV).
Satan, incites religious ungodly men under his control to teach and live contrary to God’s Word and to propagate man-made ideas, and he is fully aware that such falsehood will only bring those compromisers back to hell for destruction. Inspite of the horrible and terrible judgment that awaits such men, they love sin and Satanic man-made systems more than the Word of God, and even go to any length to stop every true move and Word of God to establish their vain manmade traditions. Amen.
THE GREAT DECEPTION
From the book of Obadiah verses 3 and 4 the Bible says “The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the cliffs of the rock, whose habitation is high; that says in his heart, who shall bring me down to the ground? Thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the Lord”.
Man by nature loves to deceive his heart (as he hate to tell himself the truth), so the heart of man is deceived through pride any moment he feels that he has succeeded in his life endeavours dwelling in his strong ground of pleasure through sin, unbelief and neglecting of God’s provided way.
He feels very much secured in his very nest of popularity which he has woven for himself by his own system, and he swells up with pride, and boastings because of the very height of his man-made achievements or new found nest. One can liken the present unity of various religious groups going on around the globe today to the above mentioned scripture because of the deception involved.
Very many people today feel proud and confident of the nest being woven upon the platform of “One World Church“ However, God’s Word speaks contrary as there should be nothing good that will ever come out of the Confederation of Churches, rather Satan has successfully used this vehicle to deceive the entire religious world.
Confederation of Churches is a deception of the devil and never came from God as He warned His people never to support nor partake of it “For the Lord spoke thus to me with a strong hand and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people saying, Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say a confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid” (Isaiah 8:11- 12, KJV).
The entire religious world is gathering into associations and confederations. It is the order of the day. God never instituted this system for His people, rather He warned His children never to join these religious associations, neither should they fellowship together with them in any way, nor partake of anything in common with those confederations and associations established by man in religion as the Lord God had already foretold of their failure
“Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear all ye of far countries, (including Nigeria, etc.), gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces” (Isaiah 8:9, KJV)
God is not a fool for repeatedly speaking this Word, each time God repeats any word in the Scriptures, He only wants one to be careful that He is serious on that as Jesus repeatedly say “Verily, Verily, I say unto you”. He wants to drive His point home on a very serious note and not vain repetition.
The Word of God in Isaiah 8:9, had said “gird yourselves and ye shall be broken in pieces“ KJV. In other words, “fortify yourselves under your confederacy or associations of religious body, yet ye shall surely fail”
It is clearer as we read Isaiah 8:10-13 “Take counsel together and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: For God is with us. For the LORD spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying, say ye not, A confederacy neither fear ye their fear nor be afraid. Sanctify the Lord of hosts Himself; and let Him be your fear, and let Him be your dread” KJV
God in His infinite mind foreknew that fear in men’s heart in the latter times will lead people into confederations and associations contrary to God’s Word. Fear; - fear of failure, fear of hunger and starvation, fear of war and persecution, fear of annihilation. And that was the reason why Churches confederated together to become “One World Super Church” in order not to be swallowed up by communism - Fear of Communism.
Yet communism was not the real enemy of the true Church of God, rather Romanism. Because of fear of communism - that communism rose up to wipe away Christianity, the denominations confederated together under false foundation of World Council of Churches “to pull down communism” because of ignorance of the Scriptures concerning the real enemy of the Church of God and true Christianity and thereby the denominations fulfilled the Scriptures as they erected an “image to the beast”.
They began to say confederacy which God commanded His people not to say nor fear. Because of fear of collapse of Christianity they have woven false nest on top of collapsible rock of “ecumenism” thinking confidently that they have finally secured an high inhabitation in a cleft rock of human foundation, but God’s Word says that they have been deceived and “shall be broken in pieces”.
God spake harder concerning the ecumenical gathering in Isaiah 54:15 “Behold, they shall surely gather together but not by Me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake”. Ecumenism means togetherness - bringing together of the various denominational groups who fears communism, etc., yet they fear not the LORD of hosts nor have any regard to His Word. Such man-made gathering will finally rise against God’s Word and His true Bride, but God said they shall surely fall. Amen.
THE THREE KINDS OF GATHERING
Before we go any further on this issue of ecumenism, we have to consider the three kinds of gathering that the Bible foretold to manifest in this End-time and which presently are taking place around the world.
Firstly, there is the gathering of the true Bride of Christ made up of all that believe every portion (A - Z) of God’s Word. These members of the Bride are being gathered together by God’s Messengers (Angels) with the true Gospel trumpet into the Kingdom of God - the true Church of Christ with Scriptural life and doctrine
“And He shall send His angels (messengers) with a great sound of trumpet, and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other” (Matt. 24:31, KJV).
He states further “For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together” (Matt. 24:28, KJV). The gathering of the Gentile Bride in this End-time must be around the Word of God - the eagles food. They will not gather around man-made creeds and dogmas. They will reject whatsoever that is contrary to God’s Word.
God likened Himself to an eagle “As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wing, taketh them, beareth them on her wings: So the LORD along did lead him (Israel), and there was no strange god with him” (Deut. 32:11-12, KJV).
As God likened Himself to an eagle, so His children are likened to eagles that gather only where the carcass - eagle food (the Word of God) alone can be found. So the present gathering of the Bride is around the Word of God - Genesis through Revelation, for “... Man shall not live by bread along, but by every Word that proceedeth out of the Mouth of God” (Matt. 4:4, KJV).
The bread of man is a type of man-made systems, creeds, dogmas and formulas, it can never sustain an elect (eagle) of God, only the Bread of Life from Heaven - the true Word of God can sustain the Bride of Christ and that’s the only ground that they can be gathered.
The Gentile Bride as the true Israelites worships God only where He placed His Name. No one can worship God on any other ground unless where He placed His Name. The Israelites as a nation never worshipped God except where He placed His Name as recorded in Deuteronomy 12:11, 13-14, “Then there shall be A PLACE which the LORD your God shall choose to cause His Name to dwell there; THITHER shall ye bring all that I command you; your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, your tithes, and heave offering of your hand, and all your choice vows which ye vow unto the LORD... Take heed to thyself that thou offer not thy burnt offerings in every place that thou seeth; BUT IN THE PLACE WHICH THE LORD SHALL CHOOSE in one of thy tribes, there thou shalt offer thy burnt offerings, and there thou shalt do ALL that I command thee “.
The Gentile worshippers worship God as individuals, and all these individuals put together make up the Church of God, nation of God. As a nation of God, the Gentile Bride or true Church of God must also gather to worship God only where He (God) placed His Name.
However, it is not a gathering around a physical temple alone but spiritual. The true Church of God worship God through His Word “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, AND THE WORD WAS GOD” (John 1:1, KJV)
“His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns; and HE HAD A NAME WRITTEN, that no man knew, BUT HIMSELF, And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in BLOOD; AND HIS NAME IS CALLED THE WORD OF GOD” (Rev. 19:12-13, KJV)
“To wit, that God was in Christ - the Word, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the Word of reconciliation” (2 Corinth. 5:19, KJV)
It can be clearly seen that God’s Name could be called “the Word of God” or Christ, and it is in the Word of God alone that the Name of God has been placed for the Gentile Bride of Christ “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12, KJV).
It is only the Word of God - Christ that gathers the true Church together and not man-made ways. The gathering of the Gentile Bride is only where the Name of God is placed which is in the Word of God - Christ, for He came in His Father’s Name (God’s Name) “I am come in My Father’s Name, and ye receive Me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye shall receive” (John 5:43, KJV).
Therefore the true gathering of the end time, Bride - The faithful Church of Christ is to take place around the Word of God alone because that is the only place where God placed His Name for us to worship Him and for the salvation of His people. The Gentile Bride must resist and reject any call for ecumenism because such gathering is outside the Word of God.
The second gathering that takes place in this End-time is among the Israelites (Jewish nation) whom God promised to re-gather to their homeland after being scattered around the globe because of unbelief towards God and His word as the Scripture says, “Well, because of unbelief they were broken off and thou (Gentiles) standest by faith. Be not high minded, but fear. And they also if they abide not still in unbelief shall be graffed in : for God is able to graft them in again” (Rom 11:20, 23, KJV).
The Israelites were cast away by God the moment they rejected and crucified Christ Jesus - the Word of God, but God promised to re-gather them back to their nation this end time in order to seal the 144,000 out of the nation for the kingdom of God according to Revelation 7:1-8.
The re-gathering of the Israelites to wait for the revelation of their Messiah was predicted by Jesus “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; when his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh” (Matt. 24:32, KJV). This parable refers to Israel as God likened them to a fig tree in the Scriptures
“I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the first ripe in the fig tree at her first time: but they went to Baal-peor, and separated themselves unto that shame; and their abominations were according as they loved” (Hosea 9:10, KJV).
In Jeremiah 24:1-10, the picture becomes clearer that Israel is the fig tree “Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, LIKE THESE GOOD FIGS, so will I acknowledge them that are carried away captive of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans for their good” (Jer. 24:5, KJV).
As Jesus spoke in Matthew 24:32, He revealed that one of the end time signs is the re-gathering of Israel back to their nation as they will spring up and blossom as a fig tree through the assistance of various kings and princes of other nations which was accurately prophesied in Isaiah 49:19-23 “For thy waste and thy desolate places, and the land of the destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants, and they that swallow the up shall be far away. The children which thou shalt have, after thou hast lost the other shall say in thine ears, the place is too strait for me: give place to me that I may dwell”. KJV
Israel became a nation by 1948 when all hopes were lost of the re-emergence of the Zion State. But the Word of God fulfilled and Israel was re-gathered to their homeland with only very few population. And a little while after re-settling, their population swelled up inspite of the fact that Hitler killed about six million of them in his gas chambers.
Today, Israel fights for expansion of her territory to settle the under-estimated nation. The Bible prophecies are just perfect and true! How did those few people become so great in number that they ask for expansion? The Scriptures has the answer “Then shalt thou say in thine heart, who hath begotten me these seeing I have lost my children and am desolate, a captive and removing to and fro? And who hath brought up these? Behold, I was left alone; these where had they been?”
How did my population come up to this number of people, where do they come from seeing that no one wanted to see the Jews? I lost six million in Germany under Hitler, all these people migrating from America, Russian, Ethiopia, you mean that they are all my children - Jews by blood?
Surely the Jews re-gathered according to promise of God in His Word “Thus saith the LORD God, Behold I will lift up My hand to the Gentiles and set up My standard to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in their arms and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers, they shall bow down with their face forward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet, and thou shalt know that I AM the LORD” KJV
All these Scriptures in Isaiah 49:19-23 fulfilled to the letter this generation. As God scattered the Israelites through a man, namely Titus the Roman General in AD 70 because of their unbelief, same way God promised to re-gather them through kings and queens in the government of the Gentile nations.
God used men like General Allenby of Britain to re-capture the Jewish territory without any gun shots, and queens and kings of nations like England and America were used to nurse the tender state to maturity.
Israel from its tenderly stage as a tiny fig plant received the nurturing of the entire nation through the government of America and other nations that God used to bring Israel to full height as a matured fig tree or nation that can now boast of her national flag, military power, currency and government. She is a full-fledged nation, for God’s Word is true and must fulfil as God spoke.
There is a third gathering of people that is presently taking place on the land beside the gathering of the Bride of Christ back to God’s Word, and Israel back to her homeland to wait for their Messiah and resume full worship of God by revelation.
This third gathering is the gathering of the tares that are meant for fire. The wheat represents the true Church of God, whereas the tares stand for the false Church- the false religious groups of the world will gather into ecumenism - togetherness to form the image of the beast.
The false unity will elect a popularly accepted man to preside over the affairs of religion worldwide. He will be ruler as Nebuchadnezzar, and will decree that everyone must buy his “anti-Christ” idea and principle and whosoever that opposes his decrees shall be punished even unto death. That leader will claim authority to “ratify the legal status of the Church” and to pardon the Jews for crucifying Christ.
It is the gathering of the confederation of Churches that leads to the mark of the beast, it is the anti-Christ move and gathering of his followers to fulfil the Scriptures - The “confederation of Churches” and “Ecumenism” equals to the Mark of the beast.
This is a very crucial point we must treat by the Scriptures which is the Absolute for all children of God. Every sincere child of God must run away from the Confederation of Churches or ecumenism seeing that it leads only to the Mark of the beast.
That is why the Spirit of God spoke through Isaiah saying “For the LORD spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying, say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A Confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid” (Isaiah 8:11-12, KJV).
The gathering together of denominations and other religious bodies of the world into a confederation is not of the Lord, it is the image of the beast through which deceived people shall receive the mark of the beast. Amen.
THE BEAST AND HIS MARK
From the beginning, Satan has ever remained a cunning, subtle and deceptive being and so are his ministers. When Satan deceived Eve, Adam’s Bride, he claimed to have believed what God has commanded in His Word, yet the cunning devil never failed to add his own sinful idea and principle to the original commandment of God.
“Now the serpent was more subtle (- social, smart, clever, cunning) than any beast of the field which the LORD God has made. And he said unto the woman, yea, hath God said, ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, we may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
But of the fruit of the tree, which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods knowing good and evil” (Gen. 3:1-5, KJV).
One can easily notice how Satan deceived Eve a type of the Church of God in the beginning. The devil never came as a stark unbeliever rather he accepted that what Eve (the Church) quoted was from God but in his smartness he questioned the Word and the authority of the Word, only to introduce his own system.
He confirmed that the Bible is true but decided to get rid of some Scriptures like 2 Corinth. 6:14.. “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” KJV.
He (Satan) confirms that it is the Word of God but turns around to say “well, there must be unity and togetherness with all religions”. Satan and his ministers are always clever, cunning, social and smart. He, first of all, accepts to identify with the Word of God, then after creeping in (by making one to believe that he is a child of God) then he will cunningly twist the Word out of meaning to suit his own catechisms, creeds and dogmas, saying that God never meant what He spoke and through this smart means he deceives whosoever that have not the revelation of the Word of God.
The Scripture says in John 7:49 “But this people who knoweth not the law are cursed” KJV. God’s Word is a law and instruction to everyone and therefore no man should give any excuse that he or she was deceived as a result of ignorance of the Scriptures.
So many people today in the denominational world have been deceived through Satan’s ministers to identify themselves even ignorantly with the beast and the image of the beast and thereby receive the mark of the beast because social, cunning, clever and smart - flattering preachers hatched out of Bible College incubators have deceived them to join the system contrary to the Word of God.
God does not condemn any one without first of all warning him or her. And by this Message one will either be part of the Body of Christ or part of the human system of the mark of the beast. This is a Message of warning for one to escape the impending danger of judgment and condemnation. One must take side either with the entire Word of God or man-made systems of denominations.
One must know what the mark of the beast - 666 - means, otherwise he might have been in it already, ignorantly kindling the system to power. The truth about it must be known or else one could be cursed for it is written “and these people who knoweth not the law are cursed”. (John 7:49, KJV).
The mark of the beast is written in the Scriptures or Law of God and one must know what the Word of God said concerning the mark of the beast in order to escape the wrath of God. The Lord God always makes a way for His people to escape to safety in the face of any temptation unless such a person hardened his heart through unbelief and then he perish
“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: But God is faithful, who will not suffer (allow) you to be tempted above that ye are able; BUT WILL WITH THE TEMPTATION ALSO MAKE A WAY TO ESCAPE, that ye may be able to bear overcome or resist) it.” (1 Cor. 10:13, KJV).
God knows that the mark of the beast will be a temptation upon all the inhabitants of the earth, but the Scripture say that God does make a way of escape, therefore the only people that can receive the mark will be all those who reject God’s provided way of escape through His Word, those who disbelieve God’s Word
“Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, TODAY if ye will hear His Voice, harden not your hearts, as in provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: when your fathers tempted Me, proved Me, and saw My works forty years. Wherefore I was grieved with that generation and said, They do always err in their heart, and they have not known My ways. So I swore in My wrath, They shall not enter into My Rest)... But with whom was He grieved forty years? Was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcass fell in the wilderness? And to whom swear He that they should not enter into His Rest. BUT TO THEM THAT BELIEVED NOT? So we can see that THEY COULD NOT ENTER IN BECAUSE OF UNBELIEF” (Heb 3:7. 11, 17-19, KJV).
There is every need for one to know and believe the Truth in order to escape to liberty from the mark of the beast and bondage of men’s creeds and dogmas that leads to the mark of the beast. However, if one refuses or fails to accept and believe the Truth he is then the very cause of his death and doom.
By this Message, we declare the entire truth from God’s Word concerning the mark of the beast to enable everyone to run for his dear life. We, as watchmen must warn everyone of the imminent danger and on coming storm upon all them that will join the system of the beast.
“So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a WATCHMAN unto the house of Israel; therefore, thou shalt hear the Word at my mouth, AND WARN THEM FROM ME. When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man thou shalt surely die; if thou (watchman) dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity (false life, doctrine or system),
but his blood will I require at thine hand (because the preacher that knew the truth failed to declare it for the people to flee away from their evil system). Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity BUT (WATCHMAN) HAST DELIVERED THY SOUL (Ezekiel 33:7-9, KJV).
Dear friend, the Message contained in this booklet is to deliver our souls, we don’t want to be cast away by our God who had spoken the truth of His Word by revelation to us and had made us able Ministers of the New Testament in accordance to 2 Corinth 3:5-6
“Not that we are sufficient of ourself to think anything as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God, WHO ALSO HATH MADE US ABLE MINISTERS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT; not the letter, but of the spirit for the letter (man-made theology and understanding of the Bible) killeth, but the spirit (the Word of God in revelation by the Holy Spirit) giveth life.” KJV
God made us able Ministers of the New Testament to proclaim His word and to warn every human being of the doom that awaits all that reject and disbelieve the true and sound Word of God for man-made Creeds and systems. It is not a Message to entertain men, neither is it to entice nor to please men and receive their praises or approval.
It is a Message in obedience to God’s Voice that was audibly spoken to our hearing, saying “I have anointed you with My Spirit, I have anointed you with My Power. Speak My Word; Fear them not for I will be with you. I have anointed you with My anointing, Speak My Word for I have promised to be with you, I have anointed you with My Unction, yes the LORD of Hosts has promised. It’s My Word among My people, It’s My Word among My People, for it’s My Power, Yes, Thus shall you come into MY sanctuary and they shall see My Power among My people.... The camp of my people shall be separated from the camp of the ungodly... “.
Saint Paul said “and I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God... And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom (philosophy and theology), BUT IN DEMONSTRATION OF THE SPIRIT AND OF POWER” (1 Corinth. 2:1,4 KJV)
The Message therefore is being proclaimed by the Spirit, Power and Unction of the Lord God Almighty.
It is further being proclaimed according to 1 Thessalonians 2:4-5 “But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the Gospel, even so we speak, NOT AS PLEASING MEN, BUT GOD, which trieth our hearts. For neither anytime used we flattering words (God’s Word must be proclaimed as raw and effectively powerful as an unadulterated acid), neither anytime used we flattering words as ye know, nor a cloak of COVETOUSNESS, God is witness “.
It is not a message going forth for the sake of money, popularity and membership but THAT ONE MAY KNOW THE TRUTH AND ESCAPE FROM THE BEAST AND HER SYSTEM FOR THE SCRIPTURE says “And you shall know the Truth and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32, KJV). It is only the truth that will deliver one from the evil and deceptive system of the beast on the land.
Many people are wondering “What is the beast? How can one identify it? Is it physical or spiritual? And what is the mark of the