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 END-TIME MARK OF THE ANTICHRIST (I)

(I)          I am truly flabbergasted, each time, to hear and read of the fears prevalent among my Christian brethren, concerning the mark of the Beast –the Antichrist. “They want to use this coronavirus pandemic to inject the chip of the 666-mark into the bodies of unsuspecting populace!” Others warn people not to step out at a particular period of the day, saying, “The powers that be have decided to spray the mark of the Beast into the atmosphere, employing the strength of the 5G internet network.” One evangelist even said, in an article, that the LORD Jesus had told her to tell Christians to get ready to flee to safe places. Reason? The Antichrist had already given the directive to his apostles to forcibly start engraving the mark on people, especially, the Christians. The great tribulation, according to the article, has begun; and Christians, according to what Jesus had told her, are billed to partake of the eschatological tribulation. True is the word of God which says, “My people perish for lack of knowledge.”

   The article even stated that, Jesus Christ told her that Christians should be careful lest they should receive the mark and enter into eternal perdition! Unbelievable! Should we not be careful to whom we give our attentive ears? Merely saying that Jesus said it does not mean that Jesus truly did say it. The disciples asked Jesus about the end time and He taught it to them in the Book of Matthew.

   “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet” (Matthew 24:6). The turbulence of Covid-19, of wars and of social aberrancy definitely do not actuate the flagitious hegemonism of the Antichrist. It is merely a precursor to his eventual inauguration. How do I know this fact? Jesus was pellucid with the eschatological addendum: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.          

Spirit-filled Christians will not partake of great tribulation

                As at today, the 10th of July, 2020, the Antichrist, the son of satanic perdition cannot give the mark of his name to anybody. It is not possible. And it is simply because it is not yet his time. The LORD God is in absolute control of global occurrences. Verses 13 and 14 of Matthew chapter 24 reads: “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 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.”

                Verse 13 does not, in any way, underpin the 5th point of Arminianism, which states that: “believers are able to resist sin but are not beyond the possibility of falling from grace;” simply because one cannot lose one’s toga of soteriology. Romans 11:29 clearly teaches: For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.” The Greek for ‘without repentance’ is ametameletos (a-me-ta-me’-lee-tos) means ‘irrevocable.’ Those who must endure are the ones who never received Jesus as Lord and Saviour before the rapture, who must, painfully, pay with their blood, unfortunately. Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9) Not of works, lest any man should boast. Kauchaomai (kaf-cha’-o-mai) is the Greek for ‘boast,’ meaning: ‘to glory, vaunt.’

                Matthew 24:15, “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:).” This verse, credited to the Lord, Himself, points to a particular world event, when we can say unequivocally that the Antichrist and his afflictive agenda is a reality. That is when the mark will be branded on the people of the world. He will enter into the holy of holies of the Jerusalem Temple and nothing will happen to him, even though he is not the High Priest. Nothing will happen to him because he is that Wicked one who will be revealed (2Thess 2:8). The Greek for ‘wicked’ is: anomos (a’-no-mos) meaning: ‘1. lawless. 2. (negatively) not subject to (the Jewish) law. 3. (by implication) a Gentile. 4. (positively) wicked.’ The Jewish law of Jehovah does not affect him because of his different breed of humanity. Confer these verses: 2Thessalonians 2:3-4; Daniel 9:27, 11:31; 12:11

                “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22) And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened” [Matthew 24:21-22]. Let us look at some of these words. ‘Tribulation’ is the Greek word, thlipsis (thliy’-psis) meaning: ‘pressure.’ It comes from a root word thlibo (thliy’-ɓō) ‘1. to compress. 2. to squeeze. 3. to press hard. 4. (passively) to be hard pressed. 5. to pinch. 6. (figuratively) to press in against, to crush (in a crowd).’ The next is ‘shortened’ koloboo (ko-lo-ɓo’-ō) ‘1. to dock. 2. (figuratively) abridge.’

                ‘Flesh’ is sarx (sarx’)1. flesh (as stripped of the skin). 2. (strictly) the meat of an animal (as food). 3. (by extension) the body (as opposed to the soul (or spirit), or as the symbol of what is external, or as the means of kindred). 4. (by implication) human nature (with its frailties (physically or morally) and passions). 5. (specially) a human being (as such).’ Saved’ is the Greek, sozo (sō’-zō) ‘to save, i.e. deliver or protect.’ The last word for treatment is ‘Elect,’ eklektos (ek-lek-tos’) meaning:‘1. select. 2. (by implication) favorite.’ God knows that if the Antichrist should be allowed to use the whole seven remaining years of the 70 weeks, even those whom the Lord had preserved for the soteriology would not be able to endure the tribulation.

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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)

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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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The Blood (I)

1)            Whether it is in the Hebraic dam (dawm) or the Greek aima (hah’-ee-mah) it means the same thing. It is the seat of life. The circulation of this crimson fluid keeps the life of the living entity alive on terra firma. The scriptural definition is: ‘blood (as that which when shed causes death) of man or an animal; by analogy the juice of the grape.’ Sin contaminated the blood of mankind, making his life unfit to stand before the thrice holy LORD God, the Almighty.                             

The soteriological formula finds its calculation in the blood. Arbitrariness has no footing in God’s creativity. The order of the Creator’s steps is of a calculating precision. He knew that Adam would drop the ball. His omniscience gave man two lives running on blood. The second life was to enable him to do a 180 degrees volte-face back (of second chance –alien even to celestial angels) to God in total repentance for the benignancy of God’s soteriology.

The New Blood Covenant at the Last Supper

               The blood receives its first mentioning here in Genesis 4:10, And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground. There is, however, no doubt that a connotation of a bloody affair did take place in these verses, 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; 22) And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man [Genesis 2:21-22]. This shows a clear indication that God is quite interested in the affairs of humanity. His judgment upon erring intelligent beings of creationism will be tested in Adam.

                The head of the angelic beings, Lucifer, sinned once and remained an embodiment of error forever. Ostensibly, the head of the pre-Adamic principalities plunged all of them into the state of disembodied spirits –demons (on demons click this URL https://hoojewale.wordpress.com/2016/04/30/demonism-part-one …). When it came to Adam, the LORD God had to kill two animals, because they had no part in eternity. The animals, albeit soulish, they had not spirits to be regenerated for the Spirit of God’s habitation. Expendable lives, which cannot participate in celestial bliss, were sacrificed as covenantal witness to God’s soteriological intention. What a wise God!                                        

Blood sacrifices point to the ultimate Golgotha death on the cross

                Before the shedding of innocent animals’ blood, the innocent drops of Adamic crimson fluid had been received by the witnessing earth. “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” [Gen 2:21]. On the indubitable account of blood related soteriology, in the spiritual emancipation of mankind, the bloody affair known of rib extraction must spill Adam’s innocent blood as well. Amen. A certain consanguinity was established when the innocent blood of the sacrificial animal met with the sinless blood of Adam and the rhema of, “Go and sin no more,” was applied to the life of the pristine family. The blood!                                                      

                  This is the first thing Noah did. “And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar” [Gen 8:20]. The sacrifice was pleasing to the LORD so much that it is quoted of Him in verse 21, “And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.”

THE CLEANSING BLOOD!

                In the next chapter, a blessing followed the sacrifice in Genesis 9:9, “And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you:” –for the perfection of any sacrifice to God necessitates the draining of the blood of the object of oblation. It is the blood that atones for our spiritual derangement. Life for life. God is full of wisdom. “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]! In His judgment of sin, God thundered, “Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die” [Ezekiel 18:4]. Since the shed blood has atoned for the sin, thereby removing the curse, the eating of blood revokes divine atonement. Man, through Noah, received the right to make a gourmet of flesh, “But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat” [Gen 9:4]. One life, having been sniffed out for another life to be restored, to make a meal out of the sin stained fluid is quite pollutive.   

                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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Coronavirus (2)

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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