THE END-TIME MARK OF THE ANTICHRIST (VII)

Israel goes back to Temple worship when the Antichrist finally shows up

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(VII)    Another truth is that this evil personage cannot pin anyone down and give this number to an unwilling soul. Those who cannot endure, plucking from the ratiocinatio of volitionalism, will ask to receive the mark. Jesus would still have His remnant, who did not believe the Word of salvation –before the rapture– in the turbulent world. They will pay for their salvation with their own blood, for stubborn pluck of the refusal to take the accursed number. God is always in control. He orchestrates all events to suit His will. If the Antichrist should overstep his boundaries, (by a deceitful chip injection, or forcibly against one’s will, should put the mark on any remnant) he will be shocked that God may lessen his days from three and a half years to a couple of months or even days. Jehovah is the ultimate Judge! Amen!

Fake Christ has no sheep: “The abomination of desolation.”

                Why is 666 his number? Rev. Chris Okotie explained it thus: “Adam, the first man, was created on day number six –Exodus 31:17. Jesus Christ, the second Man is 6+6 i.e. 66 or 12 –12 disciples; 12 tribes of Israel. The third man, the fake ‘Christ’ is 6+6+6 or 666.” His name —the third man—, as the Bible couches, goes with his number (Revelation 13:18). Period! What a revelation!  

         Christians are God’s property

            Get born again. Become Jesus’ bona fide property. This automatically exempts you from the impending tribulation. What Jesus Christ promises is eternal life (John 3:16). What does the Bible say, concerning Christians? It is in 1Peter 2:9-10, But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 10) Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.”  

With the rapture, Christians are exempted from taking the number 666.

                ‘Chosen’ of verse 9 is eklektos (ek-lek-tos’), meaning: ‘select; by implication favorite.’ ‘Generation’ is ethnos (eth’-nos) ‘a race (as of the same habit), that is, a tribe; specifically a foreign (non-Jewish) one (usually by implication pagan).’ What is ‘peculiar’? Peripoiēsis (per-ee-poy’-ay-sis) and it means: ‘a preserving, a preservation; possession, one’s own property; an obtaining, acquisition.’ Peripoiēsis gives a picture of a circle with a dot within. God is the circle while the Christian is the dot. God will not open the circle for any evil incursion. When He does, it is because the quiddity of His ‘peculiarity’ can handle it. Amen!

Christians shall not come into condemnation

                The tribulation is God’s anger on Israel. As for the Christians, the promise is: 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 (Joh 5:24). Paul’s scriptural corroboration is, There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit” (Romans 8:1). Let me cap it with: “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2Corinthians 5:17). Amen!

                Let us use scriptural facticity to do justice. Can the Antichrist really give the number and mark of his name to true born-again Christians? The Bible has all the answers to these seemingly knotty questions. Let us start from the beginning of scriptural couch.

And I will put enmity between thee and the woman” [Genesis 3:15]

                Genesis 3:15, And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” Borrowing from the teaching of my Pastor, Rev. Chris Okotie, this clearly teaches that the physical contact of aggression between the Antichrist and the Church does not receive Divine authorization. It is between Jesus and the Devil. Where was the prophesy fulfilled? On the gory cross of Calvary, of course. The Antichrist has no Divine authority to touch the Christians: we are the mystical body of Christ, the Second Member of the Godhead. The enmity is between the woman and the evil spirit behind the incursive serpent. Satan is the evil spirit while the woman is the Church.

                There is absolutely nothing this Antichrist can do outside the allotment of empyrean authorization. He and his Lucifer, the father of lies, know that they dare not operate outside Divine rules.

Eschatological vials of Jehovah’s wrath

                Folks, this is why you just must be born again (John 3:7) before your earthly time is up! Pray the prayer of all prayers: the one that gets you born again. Are you ready? It must come from the core of your heart, and believing every word. Here we go; say:

Dear heavenly Father, I come to you now, in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe in my heart that Jesus died for my sins. I believe that You raised Him from the dead (for my justification). I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord, and I receive Him as my Lord and Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!

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THE END-TIME MARK OF THE ANTICHRIST (VI)

Chaotic aftermath of Rapture

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(VI)      1Corinthians 15:45 “And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.” In Scripture the name ‘Adam’, of Jewish origin, is Âdȃm (aw-dawm’): ‘ruddy, an individual, the first man; typically (of Jesus) man (as his representative).’ God will not allow the Antichrist to bear the toga of Adam: for to allow him to be the second Adam will give him the responsibility of undoing the pristine parent’s original sin. He will definitely exacerbate mankind’s opportunity of striking a peace accord with the eternal Father. In the Book of 1Corinthians 15:47, it reads, “The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.” In the Adamic scheme, Lucifer and his son of perdition are technically nonexclusive, to perfect soteriology. Now, if there is an ordinal first and a second, what stops a third one?

First Adam: a creature; the second Adam: the LORD

                                The first man, Adam of the Eden garden, at creation, was the federal head of mankind. The second man is the Lord, the Hebraic Jehovah, the eternal LORD God Almighty of the empyreal assizes. We call Him Jesus. A third man will rule the world-evil-order like no other man of the earth. “And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority” (Rev 13:2). He is as unique to Satanism, just as Jesus, the Second Member of the Godhead is to the Eternal Father. If the Beast were an Adam, he would be authorised to witness the Lordship of Jesus Christ. He cannot be trusted by the Majesty of the Rainbow Administration.

Like the Devil, his father, the Antichrist will lose.

                He would choose the inglorious path of a renegade. Useless. Check this out.

                As number three, he holds the ordinal position of the third. The first man, Adam, went to heaven: a righteous man, right? Jesus Christ, the Saviour, is our righteousness, ergo, the Righteous One of Israel. Two out of three. The third man is standing alone, making one-third of the three men of authority. He is not different from his Lucifer, the father of lies, who led the one-third of the angelic host in the first ever putsch. Like the Devil, his father, he will lose. Like his father, all his desideration is to receive latria.

Behold the rapture of the saints of Jesus

                                He knows that he must commence his global rule as a peace maker. That is the incontestable rule of Divine operative. He cannot deviate a smidgeon of a millimeter from the laid down rules. God will always be in control, He owns everything. A deceitful –fake Jesus— show of affability, therefore, must be his modus vivendi. There is a good reason why the Antichrist will embark on the prophetic “he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease.

                The rapture will take place!

                Many people do not seem to visualise the cataclysmic turbulence that will accompany the rapture. Imagine a long bus moving at top speed on a bridge, and suddenly the driver of the vehicle, being a born-again Christian, got caught up in the rapture. What if it is a huge aircraft being piloted by a spiritually regenerated pilot and the co-pilot? Imagine thousands of potential crashes everywhere across the large expanse of the globe!

He is a destructive beast, not a kind shepherd.

                The global cataclysm is all the Antichrist needs to decree the taking of his 666 mark. Those who refuse this mark on the forehead or the arm become the enemy of the world order of Satanism. Nominal Christians, who suddenly would realise the evil plot, are the main target. For the rejection of the simple gospel, that gets one born-again free of charge, those who would accept Jesus will, with their own blood, pay for the regeneration. The torture that the opposers of this mark will go through is best imagined. Daily lashes of the whip, breaking of bones, ocular gouge, tearing of flesh and abscission of toes, fingers and limbs. Cruelty of sadism is the joy of the Antichrist. This is why God had to shorten his seven years of tribulation to 3 ½ [Matthew 24:22]. It cannot be the whole seven years to the perfection of evil, lest it tends to assume a perfection equal to God’s righteousness! Hallelujah!

                His second coming is twofold; for the first part, He will appear in the sky, not touching the ground: the Rapture. If Jesus should set His divine feet on the terra firma, there would be two captains: an early elimination of the Antichrist. God will suffer the lawless one to be, as long as his keeps to the rules. For the second part, will come in the middle of the remaining one week (seven years) of the 70 weeks of Daniel’s eschatological prophesy. The Lord’s appearance is the proof of His prevalent control of the earth’s activities, including the allotted time for Satanism, Adam having asked for it a la the original sin of the disobedience to the strict commandment of Jehovah. The real second coming is His descent, landing His Majestic feet on terra firma, with the accompaniment of Christians, His Bride, to destroy the Antichrist and rule for a thousand years. Christians would have left the earth, very much unhurt, three and a half years earlier.      

Folks, this is why you just must be born again (John 3:7) before your earthly time is up! Pray the prayer of all prayers: the one that gets you born again. Are you ready? It must come from the core of your heart, and believing every word. Here we go; say:

Dear heavenly Father, I come to you now, in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe in my heart that Jesus died for my sins. I believe that You raised Him from the dead (for my justification). I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord, and I receive Him as my Lord and Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!

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THE END-TIME MARK OF THE ANTICHRIST (V)

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(V)        The evil character of Daniel’s ‘abomination of the desolation’ can never be Antiochus Epiphanes, the vile Syrian king -as commentaries of J.F.B. and Albert Barnes point. John Gill’s slant towards Titus Flavius Vespasianus, the tyrannic Roman emperor, cannot be favoured, in view of the chronology of the one remaining week. Matthew Poole’s attempt to substitute Emperor Titus with Jesus is a complete “No, no!” It cannot be the jihadism of Mohammedism as Adam Clarke sees it. Of the seventy weeks of prophecy, the existential incarnation of Christ saw Him leaving the earth in the sixty-ninth week. He was to “finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy,” but, just one more week the Lord left in an ascension to heaven. Why? Jesus would not perpetrate any abominable evil. The ‘body that thou hast prepared me: (Hebrews 10:5)’ is a sown seed which must be allowed to fructify: The Church.

   The seventy weeks is purely soteriological, incarnational and a conscious, engendered intent to solidify the foundation for the Adamic emancipation from the destruction of the original sin. God must, ergo, be the actuating Actor of this event. It must be purely Jewish as well: for it says, “Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression (Daniel 9:24). Jesus, born a Jew, did not stay here to the end of the prophetic 70. Did He reject God’s will or did He honour it? We understand that Christ will never ever go against the Father’s will. John 10:30 “I and my Father are one.” 1John 5:7, “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” Jesus honoured the will of the Father by suffering the Holy Spirit’s indwelling of the born again Christian, to birth the Church, the mystical body of Christ. “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever” [John 14:16].

   Intercalation! That is what the Church age happens to be.

    Seven more years to go, and, He left. What did the wisdom of God do? He paused the seventy weeks; in-between it, He wisely sandwiched the Church age. The Temple worship thus suspended, the Holy Spirit left the holy of holies. The Temple worship was essentially rendered nugatory at the ascension of Jesus Christ. It is this suspension that negates the possibility of the final taskmaster of Israel to be any of Muhammad, Titus Flavius or Antiochus Epiphanes. Jesus said, “And the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come” [Matthew 24:14]. ‘World’ in this verse, is oikoumenē (oy-kou-men’-ay) ‘the whole inhabited earth; the world; the inhabitants of the earth; men; the universe; the world.’ The word ‘nations’, ethnos (eth’-nos), is: ‘a race (as of the same habit), that is, a tribe; (specifically) a foreign (non-Jewish) one (usually by implication pagan).’

                Contrary to the exposition of some commentaries, as these definitions have unraveled, the evangelism is not solely for the Jewish nation of her twelve tribes. It is for the entire races of the whole world. This evangelism is essentially the business of the born-again Christians. They will take the word of God to the whole wide world before the emergence of the Beast -son of perdition. His new world order of Nazification accounts for his bestiality. The word of God does not see him as an Adam. When the Church is translated a la rapture, the remaining seven paused years continues. So, we will not be here at all!

                Pauline exaltation says, “But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul” [Hebrews 10:39]. Who do not draw into perdition? Christians! The word ‘perdition,’ used by Jesus for Judas in John 17:12, and which Paul describes the Antichrist in 2Thessalonians 2:3, is apoleia (a-pō’-lei-a), meaning: ‘total destruction, ruin or loss (physical, spiritual or eternal).’ The great tribulation can never involve true Christians. It is meant for the unbelieving Israel and the Gentile nation that spurned the gospel that was preached throughout the world.

Folks, this is why you just must be born again (John 3:7) before your earthly time is up! Pray the prayer of all prayers: the one that gets you born again. Are you ready? It must come from the core of your heart, and believing every word. Here we go; say:

Dear heavenly Father, I come to you now, in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe in my heart that Jesus died for my sins. I believe that You raised Him from the dead (for my justification). I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord, and I receive Him as my Lord and Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!

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THE END-TIME MARK OF THE ANTICHRIST (IV)

The prince of this world is judged (John 16:11).

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(IV)      The rapture. It exempts the Christians from the great tribulation. Amen! Lego (le’-ğō), meaning: “1. (properly) to “lay” forth. 2. (figuratively) to relate. 3. (by implication) to mean;’ is the Greek word for ‘they shall say’ of 1Thessalonians 5:3. ‘Peace’ is eirene (ei-ree’-nee) ‘1. peace. 2. (by implication) prosperity;’ while ‘safety’ isasphaleia (a-sfa’-lei-a), meaning:security.’ Why would Paul assure Christians in the succeeding 4th and 5th verses that the tribulation should not ‘overtake’ them? ‘Overtake’ of verse 4 is katalambanō (kat-al-am-ban’-o) ‘to lay hold of; to seize upon, take possession of; of evils overtaking one, of the last day overtaking the wicked with destruction, of a demon about to torment one.’

Emmaus bound disciples met with the risen Jesus

                                                                                                                                                               Reverend Chris Okotie taught that the three and half years of Jesus’ ministry will account for the first three and half years of the Antichrist. This happens to be the reason why he must of Divine decree, toe the line of peace, if the Antichrist must deceive the world of his salvific mission. Prophet Daniel asked “How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?” The next seventh verse of Daniel chapter 12 had the angelic answer, “for a time, times, and a half.” Three and half years! Revelation 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. Why should the fatidic ‘for a time, and times, and half a time’ be given in reference to the ‘woman’? It is simply because of what the ‘woman’ is; it is the Greek gune (ǰ ï-nee’) ‘a woman, (specially) a wife.’ Christians constitute the Bride of Christ, a woman. Revelation 11:3; 12:6 and 13:7 all point to an eschatological the three and a half years. 

                Of veridical perception is Satan’s title as the god of the world’s system. He wants to be worshipped. He will get this crave in the seven years of the tribulation. Revelation 13:15-17 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. 16) And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads. 17) And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

TRIBULATION!

                The verb, ‘causeth’ is poieo (poi-ye’-ō): ‘to make or do.’ It properly refers to a single act thus differing from prasso (pras’-sō): ‘1. to practice, i.e. perform repeatedly or habitually. 2. (by implication) to execute, accomplish, etc. 3. (specially) to collect (dues), fare (personally). Remember that Jesus teaches that when all these things are happening, it is really not the end. The taking of the mark of the Beast will be a one-time affair of after the rapture, and never, as the Scripture reveals, before we, the born-again Christians, are taken out of the turbulence, which will be wreaked upon the people who are left behind.

                The antichrist cannot exercise his wickedness on the Bride of Jesus. It will be tantamount to carrying out a physical sexual rape on God’s wife. Who will allow that? Certainly not God! The Antichrist cannot touch the Christians simply because we are the body of Christ, the Second Member of the Godhead. He has no authorization to touch us.    

We will be in heaven all through the (3 ½ years) of tribulation.

                We are the spiritual phenomenon! The physical representation of the Christ. How can we be subjected to bestial worship? It will be unfair to some of us who would lack enough faith to face the Antichrist. The truth is that our continued existence on earth together with this son of perdition will harm the lawless one, so, greatly. One angry effusive torrent of the glossolalia ma so kakada na hashasha landia waka!– will blind and overwhelm him. His father, Satan, has no answer to what the Holy Spirit pours forth from our tongues! Two captains will not be suffered to dwell here at the same time. Heaven will be too happy to host us for just three and a half years.  

Folks, this is why you just must be born again (John 3:7) before your earthly time is up! Pray the prayer of all prayers: the one that gets you born again. Are you ready? It must come from the core of your heart, and believing every word. Here we go; say:

Dear heavenly Father, I come to you now, in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe in my heart that Jesus died for my sins. I believe that You raised Him from the dead (for my justification). I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord, and I receive Him as my Lord and Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!

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THE END-TIME MARK OF THE ANTICHRIST (III)

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(III)      Prophet Daniel was the first to reveal the emergence of the apotheotic Antichrist. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. 25) And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time [Daniel 7:24-25]. This impiteous son of the incorrigible Lucifer will, in all probability, ostend a sadomasochistic proclivity. There is nothing stopping him from not being a homosexually oriented beast. He will mirror the egregious warped mentality of Satan, the Devil, his evil father. Isa 37:23; 2Thess 2:4; Rev 13:5; Rev 13:6; Rev 13:11.    

Daniel the prophetic interpreter of dreams

                Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. Seventy weeks turned out, prophetically, to be a day for one year. 70 times 7= 490 years. Do you know that exactly four hundred and eighty-three years of Daniel’s Prophecy, Jesus ascended unto heaven after resurrection? Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times [Daniel 9:25]. This comes to 69 weeks or (69 multiplied by 7) 483 years i.e. seven years short of the prophetic 70 weeks.

The Antichrist and his horned, deceptive prophet.

                He will champion a global armistice: the Antichrist. Prophet Daniel recorded this in the 27th verse of the 9th chapter of his Book, And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.Forsooth, I find it hard to believe that many Bible commentaries ascribe the actor of this covenant to Jesus, the Messiah. This is unquestionably the Antichrist. Remember the prophetic warning of Matthew chapter 24? Verse 15 reminds of Daniel’s “abomination of the desolation; verse 21 predicts “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” Seven is the number of perfection: God’s number.

                One entity stands diametrically opposed to the Most High. His son of perdition is the consummate evil. Put together the cruel likes of Cain, Nimrod, Antiochus, Kali, Abacha, Idi Amin, Hitler and Nero. The aggregation of the evil proclivities of these people will not come close to 20% of this ultimate evil personified: the Antichrist. He will be given seven years to consummate the flagitious stance of Satanism. Because he needed to present himself as the Messiah, and the word says, Jesus went about doing good, the Antichrist must be a good person initially, for three and a half years. This is the prophetic ‘midst of the week.’ His office will catalyze the world peace that no conqueror had ever engendered.

                                                                                        Something will happen in the middle of the seven years. “But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. 2) For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 3) For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape” [1Thess 5:1-3].

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Folks, this is why you just must be born again (John 3:7) before your earthly time is up! Pray the prayer of all prayers: the one that gets you born again. Are you ready? It must come from the core of your heart, and believing every word. Here we go; say:

Dear heavenly Father, I come to you now, in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe in my heart that Jesus died for my sins. I believe that You raised Him from the dead (for my justification). I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord, and I receive Him as my Lord and Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!

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THE END-TIME MARK OF THE ANTICHRIST (II)

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(II)        Romans 5:19 “For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.” ‘Righteous’ is dikaios (dik’-ah-yos) ‘equitable (in character or act); by implication innocent, holy (absolutely or relatively).’ This fairness of justice that covers the born-again person, translates him to the innocency of absolute holiness. How? The legality of it comes from the celestial assizes, the very sphere of eternity. The Bible does not say, shall ALL be made righteous.” It says, “shall many be made righteous;” and the ‘many’ are definitely the ones who will make the decision to receive Jesus as Lord and Saviour. The first Adam, our pristine parent, brought destruction to mankind. Jesus Christ, the last Adam, must perform the prophetic second coming, which ushers us into eternal life. There is no shred of doubt that the trumpet of the rapture will sound three and a half years into the seven remaining years of the 70 weeks (490 years).

Christian calling is irrevocable Rom. 11:29

                Romans 6:2-4 2) “God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? 3) Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 4) Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” There is a difference between ‘dead’ to sin (v.2) on one hand, and the ‘dead’ of verse 4. While that of the 2nd verse is apothnēskō (ap-oth-nace’-ko) [which comes from apo (apo) -off- and thnēskō (thnay’-sko): -to die, to be dead; metaphorically to be spiritually dead] means: ‘to die off; of the natural death of man;’ ‘dead’ in verse 4 which is nekros (nek-ros’) means: From an apparently primary word νέκυς nekus means (a corpse); dead (literally or figuratively).’ The nekros (i.e. physical)death of Jesus derobed us of the spiritual death resulting from the Adamic original sin. Amen. It becomes, ergo, apropos for us to be seen walking in the engendered ‘newness’ which is kainotēs (kahee-not’-ace): ‘in the new state of life in which the Holy Spirit places us so as to produce a new state which is eternal life.’ The Holy Spirit, the theological earnest of the regenerated soul, is our eternal reassuring terms of divine insurance. It will never expire: for this insurance policy is as eternal as the Holy Spirit. Amen.

How can any of these, of Acts chapter 2, lose the indwelling of the Holy Spirit?

   The Holy Spirit’s indwelling of our spirit realm makes us carriers of Jehovah. What that connotes is that we own the earth: for it says, “The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men;” in Psalm 115:16. The Antichrist has his own hegemonic day on this terra firma. There cannot be two captains on earth –the Christians and the Antichrist. So, what is the solution? Rapture! 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! [Romans 11:33].

We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed –Rapture!

                Jesus was the first to intimate us with the rapture. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left (Matthew 24:40). Incredible! Paul mentioned it in 1Corinthians 15:51-52 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52) In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

one shall be taken, and the other left

                The book of 1Thessalonians 4:16-17 is more explicit: 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: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.Confer Acts 1:11; Titus 2:13; Philippians 3:20-21. We understand, from scriptural view, that rapture is of Divine operative. How long will it last? 

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Folks, this is why you just must be born again (John 3:7) before your earthly time is up! Pray the prayer of all prayers: the one that gets you born again. Are you ready? It must come from the core of your heart, and believing every word. Here we go; say:

Dear heavenly Father, I come to you now, in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe in my heart that Jesus died for my sins. I believe that You raised Him from the dead (for my justification). I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord, and I receive Him as my Lord and Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!

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The Blood (III)

Art by   Dennis Schmelzer

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3)            The blood is Jehovah’s protective devise for His woman. Before she could come into being, his future husband had to sacrifice his rib to allow the expiative innocent blood to go ahead of her disobedience. Its circulatory motility that ensures man’s vim makes it the perfect mechanism of spiritual regeneration. God does not toy with erratic ventures. The blood is a serious affair. It must involve God too. A messier than the clayey sculptural mould of Adam (Genesis 2:7), in Eden, would be the goriest sleep of Golgotha.                                                                                                                                                                                  

Adam’s tardemah gave the sinless life to the female Adam

                The first woman must possess the sinless blood of the first man, a typal Jesus. He must die to bring the church into creation. Did Adam have to die for his woman’s creation? Yes. And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof (Genesis 2:21). ‘Deep sleep’ is the Hebrew tardemah (tar-day-maw’), feminine noun, meaning: ‘1. a lethargy 2. (by implication) trance.’ Now this tardemah has the root word radam (raw-dam’), which is: ‘to stun, i.e. stupefy (with sleep or death).’ The saints of Jehovah are not said to be dead, they ‘sleep in the LORD.’ The blood that was shed in Adam’s tardemah gave the sinless life of the female Adam.

Jericho falls but Rahab was saved by the blood

                The names of the four surviving wives of the antediluvian annihilation were kept secret. Why? The Church is God’s most guarded secret. Four is the number of creation. The Church is the creation of a new species of immortality. Christians have, running in their veins, the covenanted blood of God Himself, the Creator of the heavens and the earth. It was important for Rahab to ask for a token. Joshua 2:18 narrates Joshua’s sent spies instruction to Rahab, Behold, when we come into the land, thou shalt bind this line of scarlet thread in the window which thou didst let us down by: and thou shalt bring thy father, and thy mother, and thy brethren, and all thy father’s household, home unto thee. This verse is a complete soteriological narrative, no doubt! Everything is so amazingly compactly put together here.

The Blood: the binding connectivity

                Let us begin with the word ‘bind.’ It is qashar (kaw-shar’) which means: ‘bind (up), (make a) conspire (-acy, -ator), join together, knit, stronger, work (treason).’ Scripture makes it clear that Satan’s wicked conspiracy drove us into our sinful nature. The blood is the binding connectivity that engenders the closeness of ‘the body’ to the Christ. She was a gentile woman, with no covenant with Jesus, her faith in the finished work of the cross got her engrafted in the Israel of God’s covenant. Ephesians 2:13, But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

                ‘Line’ is tiqvah (tik-vaw’). This word is a feminine noun and it has the definition of: ‘1. (literally) a cord (as an attachment) 2. (figuratively) expectancy.’ The Church is attached to Jesus by a marriage. Our expectancy is the promised celestial bliss. Does it not say, ”If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable,” in 1Corinthians 15:19? Shaniy (shaw-nee’) is the Hebrew for ‘scarlet’ and it means: ‘crimson, properly, the insect or its color, also stuff dyed with it.’ This is the blood. The precious blood of Jesus. It is truly a big deal. It just has to be Shaniy which happens to be a masculine noun. Jesus is the Bride-groom of the redeemed Church, He is a Man, our dear God-man. The noun ‘thread’ is chuwt (khoot) ‘1. a string 2. (by implication) a measuring tape.’ It is another masculine word. How does it typify Jesus? The measuring stance makes Jesus what He is: the paradigm. Then we have ‘window.’ It is challown (khal-lone’) meaning ‘an opening -[a window (as perforated)].’ Interestingly, challown is either of the genders of male and female. Salvation is not gender partial. Was her household not delivered? Does it not say in Acts 16:31, And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house?

                God commanded male Israelites to cut off the foreskin of the genitals as an identity of His people. It is a bloody affair. The tabernacle, where Jehovah is worshipped must have a sprinkle of blood. It is for atonement. Jephthah’s daughter of Judges Chapter 11 needed not to have been sacrificed at all. Exodus 13:13 & Leviticus 18:15 give the solution. The woman of issue of blood was a reminder of the fallen man. The menses flowed for twelve years –the number of our Lord Jesus. She met Jesus, the Redeemer and the object of man’s offence ceased. Why?  Jesus says, And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world in John 12:47. The Church had been purified for the Master’s use.

                Mary Magdalene was the first to see the risen Lord. She stood in the capacity of the Church. The blood had been poured forth for the remission of sins. Amen! 

                Be cleansed of your sinful nature. Get born again. Say this prayer, believing it with all your heart:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now, in the name of the Lord, Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him as my Lord and as my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen.

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Taking a good look at masked people, do they not look like people from Mars –demons?

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2)            He must silence the Christians. They are the only people who can confront him. They wield an authority, against which he has no clue! They have Jesus. And Jesus has deftly placed the Holy Spirit inside them. “All they have to do,” the Antichrist understands, so very well, “is open their mouths and puissant words of authority pours forth in uncontrollable torrents, pulverizing all our strongholds.”

Congregational worship is most rewarding, most acceptable before Jehovah.

                Keeping Christians out and away from their holy assemblage is a joy that knows no bounds in the malefic heart of Satan. Keeping them away from the effusive glossolalia is a huge accomplishment for the Antichrist. One of them kills a thousand, while through the miracle of inexplicable equation of mathematical theory, two of them will kill ten thousand! He knows what a thousand Christians will be capable of, not to mention the annihilating outcome of what a million of us will definitely do! He has been able to keep Christians quiet. “Pray where tens of you will not do our kingdom any harm,” is the stance of the enemy. How did he accomplish this? Simple.

Christians’ sleep –an enablement for the enemy to sow spiritual inconvenience.

                Matthew 13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. He sprayed the spirit of somnambulism and the church went limp.

                What do I hear some Pastors say? “God wants us to take a rest.” Indeed! That cannot be true at all. I know what the Protocol says. Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching [Hebrews 10:25]. What is the word ‘forsaking’ in Greek? It is egkataleipo (eng-ka-ta-lei’-pō) meaning:1. to leave behind in some place. 2. (in a good sense) let remain over. 3. (in a bad sense) to desert.’ Who says we should ‘desert’ the church, even for one church service day? We played into the hands of the government when we refused to do the scriptural requisiteness –playing the dual roles of the salt and the light of the world. The Church of Jesus went to sleep!‘Assembling’ is episunagoge (e-piy-sïn-a-ğō-ǰee’) 1. a complete gathering. 2. (especially) a Christian meeting (reoccurring for worship).’ The word‘together’ is the same episunagoge (e-piy-sïn-a-ğō-ǰee’) just as ‘assembling’. The only place Christians fellowship is done when they come together, and in the church auditorium, led by the Pastor of the local assembly.

The Household of God Church

                Going to church, in the Apostolic Pauline couch, is an imperative one. It is a must to go to church. We attend church service not only to get spiritually refueled, but, also, to get our spiritual battery well charged for effective Christian life. Church attendance renews the ignition spark plug for effective spiritual combustion. Congregational worship is not only most rewarding, it is the most acceptable before the Thrice holy Jehovah! 

                Paul instructs, by the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, that we should, as a matter of fact, increase the weekly number of church worship when the end of time draws near. This is actually the time Paul mentions in the holy writ. What rest are they blabbing about? Our rest is found only in Jesus, the LORD of the Sabbath! The Church is not praying enough. Reverend Chris Okotie says, “I don’t want to ask you (members of The Household of God Church) to give you an extra Church Service day (apart from Sundays & Wednesdays) of the week, so, what I’m doing is increase the amount of time we spend on each service day.” Before the coronavirus epidemic, he told Householders to maintain a certain quietude after each service, expecting us to leave the Church premises very quietly, not talking to anybody at all. About sixty percent –if not more, I believe— of us disobeyed. Who knows maybe God wanted to use the strict obedience of Householders to take better care of Nigeria, and by extension, the world? Who knows?   

Reverend Chris Okotie

                But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. Selah! It is not so late dear saints of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

                Is it by our might or our strength? Certainly not. The power of the word of God resides in us. The Holy Spirit cannot leave nor forsake us. The Goshen experience, that covered the children of Israel is our hope. By the reason of the promise of God which says, And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee (Exodus 15:26). I will put none of these diseases upon thee is our confession.

The Goshen experience protected Israel

                What does this tell me? Every born-again child of God is a Living Goshen. Goshen means ‘approaching, drawing near;’ it has fresh water running through it for irrigation.’ Who draws near to us? Is it not Jesus, the Healer? Who is the Water running through us for strength? The Holy Spirit, of course. Are we alone in these trying times? The true answer is, “No.” Confess the truth and say, “I AM A LIVING GOSHEN.” Selah!

People wear masks on a street in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 to celebrate the Lunar New Year which marks the Year of the Rat in the Chinese zodiac. Cutting off access to entire cities with millions of residents to stop a new virus outbreak is a step few countries other than China would consider, but it is made possible by the ruling Communist Party’s extensive social controls and experience fighting the 2002-03 outbreak of SARS. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

COVID-19 cannot hold you down if you are a Living Goshen!

                Get born again by saying this simple prayer.

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”

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Coronavirus (1)

1)            This thing called COVID-19 has got everybody guessing, “What is truly going on?” China and the United States of America are at loggerheads. Biological War! Two Super Powers. When nations of this amplitude fight, something is always very, very fishy.                                                                                   

     Scientific researchers are unable to unravel the true cause of this pandemic, or so it seems. Satanism is so shrouded in secrecy. This, therefore, most certainly, looks like another cover-up. A lot of unsuspecting people may twitch their noses at this, but it is the gospel truth that over 90% of the earth’s political powers are in firm hands of occultists; and you can take that to the bank (it’s understood that they own the biggest banks) and you will not be disappointed. Amen! Most of our political rulers are in possession of a symbolic spoon. When the occasion demands they use it to dine with the great kahuna, Lucifer! The said spoon is the proof of an allegiance with the Darkest Lord.                                                                                                                                 

                There has always been a cure for every disease. How do I know this? It is because the Bible has the answers. The Israelites had a problem with a strangling thirst and when they found water another problem arose: And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them [Exodus 15:25].

Take a lump of figs [2Kings 20:7]

                There is another instance in 2Kings 20:1-3 & 7 In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live. 2) Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, saying, 3) I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore. 7) And Isaiah said, Take a lump of figs. And they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered. I believe so strongly that there, certainly, is a known cure to those who should know. They just want to waste some lives. Satanism.

How is this enforcement not like 666?

                Everybody should wear a face mask: is the global instruction (or law). The whole world is complying so obediently. I am not really against the wisdom in the protective mask. It, certainly, is not a wrong medical idea. So, what is my grouse with this preventive exercise? Take a meticulous cognizance of a masked populace. They look like cultists! To belong to a secret cult, you must be initiated. The mask, do not think I am being paranoiac here, is a token of having gone through an initiation i.e. obedience to the instruction of a one who has received it from a worshipful master. They have just tested the waters; and to the cachinnatory satisfaction of the Antichrist, it has worked. The world will obey him when he finally assumes the global headship of the terra firma. When the Antichrist becomes the de facto emperor of the world the universal identity is the number 666, akin to the compulsory facial masks for everyone!

And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, ……” [Rev. 13:17].

                The mask, as a mark of being able to rule without any opposition, connotes a branding. The words of instruction, likened to a spell, cast on the people, the face mask is a token of having been branded. A branding denotes the ownership of the branded by the owner of the insignia of the brand. We are told to wear masks. We did. The god of this world, Lucifer, will definitely have his wicked day. That gives him a sanguine disposition. His devious plan is an acquirement. Do you know that in every secret cult, the members are warned never to divulge the happenings of the occult to anyone? “Not even to your closest partner.”

                Keep sealed mouth is the order of the Luciferian Order! When people have to cover their mouths, what do you think is happening? Control in its absoluteness. None recognizes another, promoting the abstruseness of ‘say nothing of what you have seen’ of the occult.

                He must silence the Christians. They are the only people who can confront him. They wield an authority, against which he has no clue! They have Jesus! And Jesus has deftly placed the Holy Spirit inside them. All they have to do is open their mouths and puissant words of authority pours forth in uncontrollable torrents, pulverizing all our strongholds.

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With Jesus Mara becomes Sweetness

                Get born again by saying this simple prayer.

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”

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IT IS A FLABBERGAST THAT JESUS IS MY FRIEND (three)

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3)            The book of Romans 11:29 says, “For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.” The Greek word for ‘gifts’ is charisma (khar’-is-mah) ‘a (divine) gratuity, that is, deliverance (from danger or passion); (specifically) a (spiritual) endowment, that is, (subjectively) religious qualification, or (objectively) miraculous faculty.’ The next word ‘calling’ is klēsis (klay’-sis): ‘an invitation.’ This is a call to the Divine feast: invitation to embrace salvation of God. The first communion of the New Testamentary establishment was of scriptural recording between Jesus Christ and His disciple friends.                                                             

                The Lord made the ‘call’ when He pronounced a universality of an invitation attributable only to Divine utterance in Matthew 11:28, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Only God can give rest. Now, the words ‘without repentance’ is ametamelētos (am-et-am-el’-ay-tos) ‘not repentant of, unregretted –or better still– irrevocable.’ God will never feel sorry or regret as far as this friendship is concerned. It is an entente cordiale between the Redeemer and His redeemed preciousness. Our natural birth is unbelievably sinful (Psalm 51:5), ergo, disqualified to be the friend of the King of kings and Lord of all lords, the Saviour even the Almighty. Somewhere in Isaiah it says that “all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags;” where the ‘filthy’ is `ed (ayd): ‘1. the menstrual flux (as periodical). 2. (by implication) (in plural) soiling;’ and ‘rags’ beged (behg’-ed) is: ‘1.  a covering. 2. clothing. 3. (also) treachery or pillage.’ The ‘filthy rags’ of our nature most definitely alienates us from any association with the purity of the Divinity. Jesus, notwithstanding, the putrefaction of our being, decided to make us His eternal friends.

“Let us make man in our image after our likeness”

                Were we not very close to His Divinity in Eden? At creation we were made in the image and after the likeness of God (Genesis 1:26). ‘Likeness’ in the Hebrew is dmuwth (dem-ooth’), a feminine noun reminding us of how the first woman had to be brought to the man, it means: ‘1. resemblance. 2. (concretely) model, shape. 3. (adverbially) like.’ The ‘image,’ tselem (tseh’-lem) is interestingly a masculine noun. It has these definitions: ‘1. a phantom. 2. (figuratively) illusion, resemblance. 3. (hence) a representative figure. 4. (especially) an idol.’ The ‘mage’ of God was what we did lose as a result of the original sin. While the ‘likeness’ is in reference to the anthropomorphism of Divinity, the ‘image’ is in actual fact a Person: Christ (2Cor 4:4). And that points to the rationale of using tselem, a masculine gender! Having got us born again, we have recovered the lost ‘image’ of Jehovah in Himself i.e. Jesus Christ our good Friend! Amen!  

These two verses of Colossians 1:21-22, “And you, that ‘were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled 22) In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:” tell me unequivocally that the reconciling Redeemer is the Consummator of this Divine friendship. The relationship is truly an entente cordiale: for the original sin did sequester our Eden fellowship with the LORD God. The Greek for ‘reconciled’ is apokatallassō (ap-ok-at-al-las’-so): ‘to reconcile completely; to reconcile back again; bring back a former state of harmony.’ Just for saving us, should we be left as the slaves of Jesus forever, would that not be a thing to be eternally grateful for? For an inexplicable reason, in spite of all that we owe Him, the love of Jesus chose us. He forgave all our iniquitous acts. He washed us clean just for the actualization of His intended friendship.                                                                                                                                                       

He is the Friend that sticks to you for all eternity. How I do arrive at this fact is in the definition of ‘present,’ paristēmi or paristanō (par-is’-tay-mee) ‘to stand beside, that is, (transitively) to exhibit, proffer, (specifically) recommend, (figuratively) substantiate; or (intransitively) to be at hand (or ready), aid.’ Our friendship is an engenderment of the free salvation wrought on the cross of Calvary. Jesus had always loved me. One of the reasons Jesus, of very God the very God, died for me was to befriend me! Astounding! Is it not?

                Astounding it is to understand that Jesus, the King of kings and the Lord of lords, is my bosom Friend. Hallelujah!                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thank You, Jesus, for being my friend! O How I love Jesus: for He first loved me. Praise the LORD!

                You can choose to be another friend of Jesus. Get born again. Meaning it from your heart, say this prayer:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”   

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