Everlasting Gospel? What is it?
6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation (judgment); but is passed from death unto life.
Believing in God, as Jesus here refers in John 5:24, and the Good news or Gospel, there with proclaimed, does not mean,… to believe that Jesus died and arose again. What is called the Gospel of Grace, and preached throughout the dispensation of the Church only set one on course with a great hope of the full redemption, here offered by Jesus in John 5:24, upon the return of Christ at His second coming. The Gospel of Grace only came about after Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection, and the Good News offered thereby was the opening of the door for Salvation to be extended to the Gentiles, previously having no access to the Covenants and Promises of God. The Gospel here offered in John 5:24 is referred to throughout Christ’s earthly ministry as the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, into which a person must be Born Again to enter that kingdom. Now after John the Baptist was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom of God
15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
Contrary to this Gospel of the Kingdom of God and the resurrection then offered, the Gospel of Grace only brings hope in the general resurrection at the time Michael stands up according to
1And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
The TWO RESURRECTIONS can be seen from John 5:25
Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
The grace being offered after Christ’s earthly ministry was understood to be the Ernest or down payment to that Promise of His return at the End Time, after the Times of the Gentiles had run out. Where many have erred, between these two Gospels, was to teach that one is born again by believing that Christ died, arose again, and once professing one’s faith in that fact they pass from death unto Eternal life. Nothing could be further from the truth. The truth being offered by Christ in John 5:24 and it’s Good news, if one would hear what Jesus was telling them and believe on God, they would not come into judgment because they have Eternal life. But if any, being in this condition by New Birth with Eternal life, happened to live long enough to see the second coming they would have no advantage over those not being Born Again as they. We see this in
1 Thessalonians 4:15
15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive (having the first fruits of the Spirit) and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent (hinder) them which are asleep.(Awaiting the Second Resurrection)
The hour is coming,… when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
I Thessalonians 4:16
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel (Michael -Daniel 12:1), and with the trump of God (1 Corinthians 15:52): and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive (in the Spirit) and remain (physically) 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.
As we see from Ecclesiastes 12:13, the whole duty of man is to fear God or have faith in God and not oneself, and by doing so one automatically fulfills the Commandments of God, because there is no other way to fulfill them. Self-righteous, religious works do not fulfill the Commandments, but Faith in God’s Sovereignty does. This was confirmed when Jesus condemned the self-righteous Pharisees.
Matthew 5:20, 27-28
20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
In other words Jesus was magnifying the law with these statements, showing that it was not within the ability of the natural man to fulfill the letter of the law, as the self- righteous Jews were claiming. If a person thinks they can live so righteous that they can, of themselves, fulfill the law they are deceived. The law was not given that a man, of himself, could fulfill it, but it was given to prove he couldn’t.
Faith in God does NOT mean believing in the Bible or that the Bible is true or even believing about God. This is only one’s profession of faith towards God and NOT faith IN God – Big, Big difference! The minister that can’t tell you the difference has no business in the pulpit because he has not been Born of God himself. They are blind to truth, thus speaking lies, leading the people blindly to the ditch of tribulation in which all will be brought to judgment by Christ. As you will begin to see, very few were truly Born of God and that small group was limited to the first coming ministry of Christ with the exception of the Apostle Paul coming later. The great decline came after those Apostles died off, and what we have had since is a claim of faith and not the New Birth.
Saying all that, we can now see that the Everlasting Gospel, unlike the Gospel of Grace, is not dispensational. It is indeed one and the same as that of the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, where God is honored as such rather than religion self-determined by man. THE LIE OF RELIGION HAS BLINDED MANKIND AWAY FROM REAL FAITH IN GOD, OFFERING NOTHING MORE THAN “ANOTHER GOSPEL” CLAIMING SALVATION, WHEN THE END RESULTS THEREOF IS DEATH OR SEPERATION FROM GOD.
There is a way that seems right unto a man, (religion) but the end thereof are the ways of death.
II Timothy 3:5
These having a form of godliness (religion), but denying the power (Sovereign Omnipotence of God) thereof: from such turn away
For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
John 4:21 and 24
… the hours cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet in Jerusalem, worship the Father… God is a spirit and they that worship him MUST worship him in spirit and truth.
Contrary to what has been generally preached from the pulpits, the Kingdom of God is Spiritual and not literal.
20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
22 And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.
23 And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them.
24 For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.
I Corinthians 15:50
For flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.
Thus the resurrection and redemption you seek is a spiritual understanding of Truth and not physical bodies coming up from literal graves.
THE MAIN DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE ‘GOSPEL
OF GRACE’ AND THE ‘EVERLASTING GOSPEL’
The “Gospel,” the way it has for the most part been taught, is predicated upon the following assumption:
[ Mankind was, at some point in the creation, given Free Moral Agency or the ability to choose one’s destiny by self-determination, greatly influenced by God’s ultimate failure called Satan, a third party being, created perfect by God, that went awry by, somehow, removing himself from God’s Sovereign control and greatly interfering with an otherwise perfect creation.
Taking this position assumes to leave man responsible for his accomplishments as well as his own failures, mainly of which was in meeting the standards of a Righteous God. Along with this idea, one is left to believe that God either made a big mistake in giving man freewill, making the devil, over which God lost control,….OR,... that this Omnipotent Sovereign God planned this obsolescence of man and man’s inability to meet those righteous requirements. Then worse, God sentencing man to eternal damnation of hell-fire for those failures, whether he was directly or indirectly responsible, through the influence of this third-party-reject, called Satan, which had caused man to fail. God, then magnifying man’s inadequacies with a law that man could not keep, requiring mankind to believe that Jesus Christ died and arose again, to escape the judgments of hell-fire. In other words, God made mankind fallible that he might become guilty and be sent to a burning hell if he doesn’t repent for being made imperfect and fallible in the first place.]
Numerous and serious questions abound, if we are honest in our evaluation of this formula just stated:
1)>>>Is this really the Gospel, or is it rather another gospel, declaring God’s inadequacies and lack of Sovereign control over all things? How is that “good news”?
2)>>>Is the Omnipotence and total power of the Almighty Creator so limited that he cannot save all or is it, as we have earlier stated, planned that way just to burn some in hell-fire?
3)>>>Moreover, with the alleged salvation brought from such a ‘gospel,’ can mankind be so impersonal to believe himself worthy, or just lucky enough to have faith to make the right choice to be granted eternal bliss above others,… while knowing that many he has loved, and for which he cares, are being tortured in a place of torment? How sadistic a thought!
4)>>>Is this the GOOD NEWS of a Righteous God or has the Gospel been tampered with just to instill fear into people and fill the churches, offering a false deliverance to a false, religious belief system called BABYLON?
The true Gospel of Grace was never meant to replace the
Gospel of the Kingdom of God preached by Jesus Christ.
Like that of the Gospel (or good news) of the Resurrection of Jesus, spoken of in Mark 16, the Gospel of Grace was the fact that in the manifold wisdom of God an avenue to salvation was opened to those having no such hope at the time of Christ’s first advent. The Apostle Paul, after his conversion, was given this responsibility of taking this good news of Christ and his resurrection to the Gentiles. Any preaching of the Gospel of the Kingdom by the Apostles, as well as Paul, was only in pointing to a time to come when Christ would return to finish the work of the Kingdom (as stated by Christ “that where I am there ye may be also”), which was aborted by Christ being rejected by those to whom he was sent. Again, in the wisdom of God, it was through that rejection that salvation was extended to the Gentiles. THIS is the TRUE GOSPEL OF GRACE, and taken along with the Gospel (or good news) of the Resurrection of Jesus spoken of in Mark 16; both comprise what is understood to be the GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST, and not the lies being taught as the “gospel” with “another gospel and another Jesus” from the pulpits today.
For the most part, what is being taught as the “Gospel,” is nothing more than asking someone to believe in a church doctrine or some idea that will identify you with that group of people and their beliefs. Once acknowledging that you believe such, you are thereby assumed to be “Born Again” with “Eternal life.” Some, in addition to this, require what they call, “the in-filling of the Holy Ghost” with the evidence of speaking in an “unknown tongue,” which is nothing more than a cheap counterfeit to receiving the fullness of TRUTH OF THE WORD OF GOD, WHICH IS THE FULLNESS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. While not being limited to these ideas, many variations of this, calling it, “THE GOSPEL,” remain too numerous to mention.
To thoroughly understand the difference we must examine more closely the background setting the stage for the Gospel. As the result of what happened in Genesis chapter 3, mankind became separated from God, or at least he perceived himself out of touch and indifferent towards his Creator. Redemption, to regain man’s original position with his Creator was required.
To understand redemption, one must first understand what happened to require it. The concept of sin is guilt, magnified by a law which condemns sin. Therefore if we could do away with the law, would not that eliminate sin? NO,… because one still has a conscience of guilt about something for which he perceives himself responsible. A perception of FREEWILL brought that divide between God and man. But that perception was in the mind of man, not God’s. From man’s standpoint, he believed he had a choice between what he now believed to be good and evil. But did he really have a choice? NO,… because God never forfeited any part of His Omnipotence that would allow for such. Let us examine some of the Scriptures that support the fact that God controls it all:
29For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.
15 For He says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion.
16 So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy.
Rom. 9:21 21Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel for honor and another for dishonor?
11(For the children not yet being born, nor having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works but of Him who calls),
12 it was said to her, The older shall serve the younger.
13 As it is written, Jacob I have loved, but Esau I have hated.
There are those that take the hardline position, as we do, that God is Sovereign, and in Omnipotent control of ALL things. Contrary to this, the largest group by far, believes in FREEWILL of man, and takes the position that God, in His Omniscience, of knowing all things, foreknew, or knew ahead of time what choices, as to salvation, mankind would make and worked accordingly to those choices to save some, while sending others to hell. What is interesting,… is the fact that there is no direct Scripture in the entire Bible that says mankind was given FREE MORAL AGENCY. The closest it comes is in
Deuteronomy 30: 15-19
15 See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;
16 In that I command thee this day to love the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the Lord thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
18 But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;
18 I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it.
19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
Now at first glance one may say: “According to verse 19, it says: ‘therefore choose life,’ So,… we have a choice.”
However, read the four previous verses, which clearly indicate that it is a CALL UNTO OBEDIENCE or one would suffer the consequences. In other words, verse 19 should be read more correctly as to say, ‘therefore PURSUE life.’
Additionally, one may also ask: “So what is meant by, Rom. 8:21-30 ‘For whom He foreknew…,’ if it wasn’t that God, as a prophet, would, look down through time to see what choices people would make?”
To answer that question we must realize that God’s Omniscience, of knowing all things, doesn’t operate as a prophet that sees a future event, but exists because of His Omnipotence. In other words God doesn’t just see the future, He makes the future. FOREKNOWLEDGE OF GOD simply means that the knowledge of God is expressed in His creation. An example would be the expressed thoughts of a new home by the builder fulfilling the desires of the new home’s owner. This fact should answer the long misunderstood idea, gathered from the expression, “We are made in the image of God.” I say misunderstood,… because most run off on the tangent of teaching that man is patterned after, what they assume to be ‘a three-person godhead, or trinity,’ and then putting with that idea their assumption, that man is a triune being made up of a body, soul and spirit, thus making him in the image of God.
This teaching is erroneous on both points. God is not a trinity of three persons and man has no soul. He became a living soul upon the breath of life entering the body. In short, we are made in the image of God as His expressed thoughts or knowledge that He had before of us, prior to the beginning of the world.
This being the case, how, and from what,… is one redeemed by the offering of Christ and the atonement of blood thereby offered? Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin. But,… ‘WHAT’ is put in remission by the Blood of Christ?
The answer: It is the punishment of sin required by the law!
Does this really have anything to do with the consciousness of guilt, as far as eliminating IT? Not really, because a cancer put in remission is still an inactive cancer. While one can be redeemed from the judgment of the law by the required shedding of blood, one still remains a sinner in his own mind even though his sins, by faith, are covered from judgment by the blood of Christ. With this remission of sin, one’s acts of sin are given a perceived amnesty, but it does not do away with the conscience one has for doing wrong. The illusion of choice is lying to him and telling him that he is a FREE MORAL AGENT, now saved by grace from the judgment of the law because he chose to believe in the ‘Gospel’. However the word ‘SAVED’ is here used loosely as one self-imagines his position of believing himself to be in Christ, or having the security of a saved position. The term ‘FAITH’ is likewise used loosely because what is assumed to be faith is nothing more than a hope.
If a man claims to have faith, or believes something to be indeed so,… how can he prove his claim, unless he has proof and evidence of that which he believes is so? For the most part, people believe in what is called “blind faith,” meaning that no substance is required to prove what they believe. Often erroneously, they use the term as a way of saying, “you don’t have to understand something, just accept it by faith.” But this is not faith at all!!! It is but an assumption or theory as to something you think to be so. To have faith means you believe, and with that belief, you will have an understanding of what you believe. This UNDERSTANDING is the EVIDENCE and substance of that, to which, you have entrusted your faith. In other words if a man shares his faith, he shares his understanding, and it is no different when God shares His way of thinking with us, it brings faith.
Along with this idea of having faith, we must take into consideration where that faith is directed. If one says, he has faith in God and that belief is put in a belief about God as taught by others, one’s faith is hearsay from a secondary source which may or may not be correct. Faith in God means to have firsthand knowledge from God, because the man that knows God is taught of God and not of other men. Moreover, in order to know God one must be born of the Spirit, or mindset, of God.
Contrary to this assumption of faith, which leaves mankind spiritually blind and believing he knows things to be so, when he really doesn’t, real faith is not blind, but has substance and evidence that brings real understanding to the way things really are. This has everything to do with the fact that all of mankind are sinners in their own eyes, perceiving themselves to have made the choices based upon this limitation of their faith and understanding of God. This ILLUSION OF MAN HAVING FREEWILL, THAT HAS CAUSED THE WHOLE PROBLEM FROM THE BEGINNING, will remain until the full REDEMPTION, offered by the EVERLASTING GOSPEL, brings them back, in one’s thinking, to the original creative state, when God saw it was all GOOD, in the finished work of that creation, before this illusion of FREEWILL entered the picture.
Here is where the word REDEMPTION must be kept in context when speaking of the Gospels. The Gospel of Jesus Christ and by one’s faith in the finished work of the cross, redeemed one, by that faith, from the law and its impending judgment passed upon all that committed sin. However again, that did not remove the fact that all are sold under sin by their very human nature that causes one to perceive himself guilty for his failures and short comings in the first place. While the Gospel of Jesus Christ and his resurrection opened that door for one to have faith toward God, it is the Gospel of the Kingdom of God and the NEW BIRTH it offers, that destroys THE MAN OF SIN and its carnal way of looking at things, thus eliminating the sin question forever.
I John 3:9
9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
No one can enter the Kingdom of God unless he is BORN AGAIN, but once reborn, he CANNOT SIN.
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Unlike the “finished work of the cross” which redeems from the judgment of the Law with its required blood atonement, the Everlasting Gospel and Rebirth from the old nature it offers, REDEEMS from the conscience of sin in the finished work, as depicted in Hebrews 4:1-11, which speaks of entering INTO the finished work of the creation as God rested from His labors of that creation.
1 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
4 For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.
5 And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.
6 Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:
7 Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
8 For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.
9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
Now Jews, and Christians alike, for centuries have striven to enter into that REST by the keeping of a literal day of the week or marking out things which could be done on a Sabbath day, but not considered work. This age old quagmire brought no understanding of the REDEMPTION, and what it really took for one to ENTER that rest. At this point we must examine the fallen nature of mankind that prevents him from entering this finished work, REST, and keeps him in this insecurity of sin, which condemns by the consciousness of guilt, perceived by THE ILLUSION - FREEWILL!
Unlike the Gospel of Grace, which serves a purpose for a season or dispensation, the EVERLASTING GOSPEL is not dispensational. In other words, it is the Good News that brings to view the BIG PICTURE, revealing how God views things from an ETERNAL standpoint, not being subject to time and space. The reason it is called the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, is that it puts God back on the throne. Not that He was ever dethroned, but just a reminder to us that HE is The Almighty and not we ourselves, as we perceive self-determination. A major part of this GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM being offered by Jesus was the full REDEMPTION of entering into that REST of the FINISHED WORK OF GOD when he said:
28 Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Contrary to the view held by most, FREEWILL WAS NOT IN THE ORIGINAL CREATION OF GENESIS CHAPTER 2!!!
So where was FREEWILL introduced? It was an apparition or ILLUSION occurring as the RESULT of the events OF THE FALL recorded in Genesis 3.
THEREFORE NOT BEING IN THE ORIGINAL CREATION, FREE MORAL AGENCY - FREEWILL WILL NOT BE IN THE REDEMPTION.
Most Jews teach that freewill was a divine gift from God imparted to man when he was given a soul. This idea is wrong in two aspects:
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Man became a living soul after the breath of life entered.
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If it was, among all else, God found it good, and it would remain in the Redemption. Not being in the original creation, it will not remain in the Redemption.
However, the Jews also teach that it will be removed in the REDEMPTION, even though they teach it was in the original creation. They can’t have it both ways as they teach. It is contradictory. Why do we bring out this Jewish teaching? It is because this doctrine has greatly influenced others and misled many into the LIE that mankind has FREE WILL, when he does not. The bottom line is this; if it’s not in the original, it is delusional and cannot be real, because all things were good and complete from the beginning. THAT’S WHY WE NEED THE FULL REDEMPTION, IN ORDER TO GET US BACK TO REALITY and away from these delusional apparitions, perceived by mankind to be real, when in truth THEY ARE NOT! Like the illusion of freewill, the illusion of a Devil, hell-fire, and sin, will also come to an end. ‘Freewill’ was not in the original creation, therefore only exists in one's mind. Moreover, everything contingent and projected off of that figment and illusion must come to an end in the FULL REDEMPTION.
Like the boogieman in the closet, bringing false fears of a burning hell, the idea of a Devil overriding God’s Sovereignty, will no longer be given place in one’s belief system. All these childish delusions, taught from the pulpits of man, will no longer be given credibility.
THIS IS THE PURPOSE OF THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL GOING FORTH AT THIS TIME, SO THAT MANKIND CAN HAVE A PLUMBLINE WHEREBY TO MEASURE ALL THINGS, AS TO WHETHER THEY BE SO,… OR NOT.
18Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.
Simply put, the acid test is this;
If a man says he has freewill, he has never been born of God. He doesn’t have eternal life, nor can he enter the Kingdom of God. Moreover he will come into judgment for what he perceives to be his works, even if those works consist only of his claim to choose and believe.
On the other hand, if one claims to believe in the Sovereignty of God, yet builds upon that foundation unsound doctrines, such as an eternal, hell-fire judgment, which discredits God’s just righteousness, he will be spared, but his works burnt
I Corinthians 3:11-15
11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
WHEN IS THE EVERLASTING
GOSPEL AGAIN PREACHED?
This EVERLASTING GOSPEL is what Jesus was referring to in Mathew 24, when he said:
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
It is the 7th plague of Revelation 16:17 poured out into the air:
17And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air.
It is the 7th TRUMPET of Revelation 11:15-19:
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.
16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,
17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.
18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
19And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
This is the same GREAT POWER spoken of in
Daniel 12: 7
And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter (or broadcast in the AIR) the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.
While this POWER was poured out moderately at Pentecost according to
And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high,
Only being fulfilled in part according to Acts 2:17, the greater outpouring will occur when Michael stands up and THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL is broadcast into all the world.
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
This event is the same as that referred to in Revelation 10. The Mystery, there finished, brings this POWER as deliverance and judgment as the Seventh Trumpet unto everlasting life and the Seventh plague unto everlasting condemnation at the time Michael stands up according to Daniel 12:1-2 as earlier quoted.
4 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.
5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,
6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:
7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
8 And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.
9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.
10 And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.
11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
This being the same MYSTERY contained in the SEVENTH SEAL of Revelation chapter 8:1
And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
This brings the resurrection of I Thessalonians 4:15-17
15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
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:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: (the BROADCAST or AIRING OF POWER HELD AS A MYSTERY UNDER THE 7th SEAL IN SILENCE UNTIL THE SOUNDING OF THE SEVENTH TRUMP ) and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Thus bringing the same resurrection as in I Corinthians 15:50-58
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
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 (as is I Thessalonians 4:17 and Daniel 12:1), and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. (as in Daniel 12:2)
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 victory.
55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
HERE IS THE OBVIOUS QUESTION FOR MOST THAT ARE UNDER THE GOSPEL OF GRACE WHEN THEY FIRST HEAR THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL:
“But isn’t one’s faith in the Gospel of Grace adequate forever?” Only if that faith is made complete by walking into the full understanding of the Big picture, NOW being presented in the EVERLASTING GOSPEL. In the grand view, God is building a house with many habitations, and when a corner is turned, you must turn with it. If one did not turn from the Law to Grace at the first coming, he was left behind. Likewise, as another and final corner has been turned, all must turn with it, thereby having their faith made perfect and complete.
1Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection (completion); not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
I realize at this point that it may be hard for one to make the connection; but the ILLUSION OF FREEWILL and the perception of SELF-DETERMINATION that it brings, is the root of all the problems and unrest that has, and is, occurring in the world. WORLD PEACE will only come when mankind renounces its claim to such and pronounces Sovereign Control to our Creator, thereby regaining dynamic and harmonic balance with the rest of the Universe, which demonstrates no such prevarication to reality, as that of the ILLUSION THAT MAN CONTROLS ANYTHING.
Again it may be hard to make that connection, but living with the delusion of self-determination, skews and distorts one's outlook on life in general, and directly effects how one perceives and treats others. Demonstrating this fact, the Bible, and all that is spoken therein, boils down to this one point:
It is the whole duty of man to Honor his Creator above all else, thereby denying self. This is the First and GREAT COMMMANDMENT.
The Second Commandment, and the fulfillment thereof, only reflects that you have fulfilled the first. For it is how we perceive and treat the rest of God's Creation, that speaks to how we perceive and Honor the Sovereign God of the Universe.
The question naturally arises: “What is it, by nature, that has always existed which would override a set of religious laws and requirements designed to keep mankind on the right course? In other words, if the religious laws are removed, what’s left, if anything, to govern the morals of mankind?”
The answer: Universal, Inherent, Collective, Objective Morality, or perceiving and judging others with the knowledge that they have no freewill or self-determination!
Objective morality is inherent as we perceive the innocence of others. The illusion of personal freewill tends to delude one from that inherent value as we view others responsible for their own actions and which are often offensive to our self-centered egos.
Religious standards can never replace universal, inherent, collective, objective morality. Religious organizations on nearly every street corner testify to this fact. In fact religious ideologies, overwhelmingly promote exclusivism. They do not promote collectivism and brotherhood of mankind. Oh they will say they do! However, actions speak louder with their self-promoting agendas. I am only against religion when it conflicts with reality.
In summary of what you have just read:
The Everlasting Gospel and the Good News it brings renders the Gospel of Grace, and the guilt it requires, obsolete because an innocent man does not need grace or forgiveness from something he did not do!
In short we must grow up in Christ by leaving the first principles of our faith towards God, going on to perfection to see things as God sees them. This, indeed, is THE ADOPTION, to wit, OR WITH UNDERSTANDING bringing us unto the REDEMPTION of the PURCHASED POSSESSION by which we are positionally placed as MANIFEST SONS OF THE MOST HIGH GOD. This understanding of the Manifested Sons of God comes through the hearing and receiving of this Everlasting Gospel.
To do this one must first, RENOUNCE FREEWILL (which is TRUE REPENTANCE as explained at the end of this message) and secondly, PRONOUNCE THE SOVEREIGNTY AND OMNIPOTENCE OF THE ALMIGHTY (which means to honor the first and great commandment upon which all the others rest). Upon doing so and from that point, and with that as the foundation of faith in God, the HOLY SPIRIT will quicken to you the UNDERSTANDING OF ALL TRUTH, and upon that sure foundation, the house of the Lord will be built correctly and you will have no need that man teach you, for you will be restored to the original position when mankind, on the basis of true communion, addressed and heard from his Creator.
HAVE YOU TRULY REPENTED
AND BEEN CONVERTED OR ARE
YOU DECEIVED BY ANOTHER GOSPEL?
The meaning of the Greek *metanoia/μετἀνοια is very different from the meaning of the English repentance, and the meaning of the Greek metanoeō/μετανοἐω is very different from the meaning of the English repent. Therefore, the translation of metanoia as ‘repentance’ is an extraordinary mistranslation. Reviewing translations of metanoeō/μετανοἐω and metanoia/μετἀνοια as repent or repentance, in the Greek, there is none of the sorrow or regret contained in the words repentance and repent. Repentance denotes “sorrow for what one has done or omitted to do; especially, contrition for sin.” Repent primarily means “to review one's actions and feel contrition or regret for something one has done or omitted to do” Therefore, translating metanoeō/μετανοἐω and metanoia/μετἀνοια as repent and repentance constitute “an utter mistranslation” that translators excuse by the fact that no English word can adequately convey the meaning of the Greek words.
Two key Protestant Reformation figures in opposition to the Church's interpretation of metanoia as comprising contrition, confession, and penances, Martin Luther objected that it retained its classical sense of “a change of mind.” John Calvin pointed to the double derivation of “repentance”: from the Hebrew meaning conversion, or turning again and the Greek [metanoia] meaning a change of mind and purpose. The meaning of the word, for Calvin, is appropriate to both derivations because repentance (a) involves “withdrawing from ourselves,” (b) turning to God, (c) “laying aside the old,” and (d) putting on “a new mind.”
In most dictionaries and in the minds of most Christians the primary meaning of “repent” is to look back on past behavior with sorrow, self-reproach, or contrition, sometimes with an amendment of life. But neither Jesus nor John the Baptist is telling us to look back in sorrow. For St. Paul, “metanoia is a transfiguration for your brain” that opens a new future.
There is no English word that signifies the meaning of the Greek μετἀνοια (metanoia). Merriam-Webster has remedied this deficiency by transliterating the Greek μετἀνοια into metanoia and borrowing it as an English word with a definition that matches the Greek: “a transformative change of heart; especially: a spiritual conversion,” augmented by an explanation of metanoia’s Greek source: “from metanoiein to change one's mind, repent, from meta- + noein to think, from nous mind.”
With this in mind when considering Peter’s appeal in
Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out.
We can see that he is not setting forth a ‘three-step-solution’ for deliverance but rather showing that it is ‘one’ achievement attained by a true TURNING FROM ONE’S SELF-DETERMINATION AND GIVING FULL ALLEGIANCE TO THE OMNIPOTENT POWER AND SOVEREIGN CONTROLLER OF ALL THINGS, THE ALMIGHTY. Again we see this call going out by John the Baptist as well as Jesus when summoning the hearers to turn from their way of understanding and mindset of self will unto the WILL AND MINDSET OF THE ALMIGHTY. Moreover when considering other scriptures to this effect John and Jesus again are focusing on deliverance from judgment and offering Eternal reward by way of the preaching of this GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD, which again is requiring those hearers to honor The Almighty and His Sovereignty as we can see from
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
This Gospel appeal was being made to Israel who had walked away from honoring God’s Sovereignty shortly after leaving Egypt when doubting that Omnipotent control by accepting the witness of those sent to view the Promised land and their negative report, again expressed in their worship of the ‘Golden calf’ rather than the Almighty as their true deliverer. Doubting God’s Omnipotent Sovereignty has always been Israel’s problem thus it only stands to reason that the fear of the Almighty is what John the Baptist, Jesus, and Peter are calling them back to for deliverance.
With the mistranslation of the word “repentance” to mean something other than a renouncing of self-determination and return to honoring the Sovereignty of the Almighty, many are left with the misconception of being delivered by the mere admission of wrong doing and need of turning a new page in their life as one would make a New Year’s resolution to change, which couldn’t be further from the truth of what the Scripture is requiring for salvation. Ecclesiastics 12:13, tells us that “the whole duty of man” is to Fear God and by doing so, contrary to self-determined works, is the only way to fulfill the Commandments of God. Jesus makes this clear in John 5:24, when directing the hearers to “believe” or TRUST in the Almighty, Jesus was sent here to represent.
In short, feeling sorry for mistakes past does not bring ‘CONVERSION’ nor the “BLOTTING OUT OF SINS,” but hearing the GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD preached by Jesus and at his directions given, DOES, according to John 5:24, “BELIEVE ON HIM THAT SENT” JESUS “hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” This is the Gospel Jesus Christ preached and any other gospel preached in his name is “another gospel” teaching another Jesus.
*“Meta” (from the Greek preposition and prefix meta- (μετά-) meaning "after" or "beyond") Definition of “Noia”: suffix meaning from the Greek νοια (condition of the) mind or will (e.g., paranoia). Metanoia, a transliteration of the Greek μετἀνοια, has been reckoned the greatest word in the New Testament. The King James Version and many other versions of the New Testament translate metanoia/μετἀνοια as ‘repentance.’ Metanoia’s verbal cognate metanoeo/μετανοἐω is translated by the word ‘repent.’ Translating metanoia as ‘repentance’ has been deemed “an utter mistranslation.”
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