Where Will You Spend Eternity ?

In Hell Or In The New Earth God Is Going To Create?

How To Repent From Sins

  

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"I am making a new earth and new heavens. The events of the past will be completely forgotten.....Babies will no longer die in infancy, and all people will live out their life span....People will build houses and live in them themselves-they will not be used by someone else. They will plant vineyards and enjoy the wine.......I will bless them and their descendants for all times to come.."

    ( Isaiah65:17-20, Rev 21:1-5, Luke 18:29-30)

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Non-denominational Bible Teaching Ministry for the Perfecting of Saints and healing of the Sick, in Ready for the Rapture.                       

Matthew 24:15=Daniel 7:25=Rev 14:9-20

CONTENT

1. Introduction

2. What is the Gospel?

3. What is Sin?

4. What Gospel was our Lord Jesus Christ and the Apostles preaching?

i) Divine knowledge of Sin.

ii) Human knowledge of  Sin.

iii) Prayers for divine knowledge of Sin.

5. Confession and separation from sins(breaking hereditary or  ancestral curses).

A) Ancestral sins.

a) stage  one

b) Stage two

B) Personal Sins.

6. Receive by faith from the lord the forgiveness of your  ancestral  and personal sins and thank Him.

7. Inviting Christ to come into our heart.

8.What is Water Baptism?.

9.Baptism in the Holy Spirit.

10.Reasons why after repentance, God will not give you things just to satisfy your carnal pleasures in this present world .

A) God is going Back to what he had intended from the beginning  before man sinned.

B) Believers after  rapture will temporary live in heaven for 1000yrs  like angels(No marriage as Jesus said in Luke 20:35).

C) What is the meaning of the word: "...deceive the nations scattered over the whole world, that is GOG and MAGOG" Rev.20:7.

D) Believers coming down from heaven in immortal bodies to live on  the New Earth forever after the 1000yrs .

1) Introduction:

Our  Lord Jesus Christ Said:

" Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or friends, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake, who shall not receive manifold more IN THIS PRESENT WORLD, and IN THE WORLD T O  COME LIFE EVERLASTING ." Luke 18:29-30

 

Do you know that you and me are the ones to come back and live on the  New Earth which  God will create, in a new  everlasting body  to accomplish that which He had intended from the beginning before the fall  as written  in  Isaiah 65:17-20?(read). That We  will get married, have children, build houses and live forever? Revelation  21:1-

5  support this text saying:

‘ ‘  Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first

earth had passed away , and the sea was no more. And I saw the HOL Y  CITY ,

new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride

adorned for her husband; and I hear d a loud voice from the throne saying, Behold,

the dwelling of God is with men.

He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be with

them; He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more,

neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former

things have passed away”.

 

Which is this HOLY CITY COMING DOWN  FROM  HEAVEN to settle on the  New Earth and  be forever?  You will get more wonderful Revelations in this  book as to the wonderful

things God is preparing for you and  me.

 

Read and be blessed.

 

INTRODUCTION TO MAKING DISCIPLES OF JESUS IN READY FOR ETERNITY

To begin with:

 My dear brethren, the bible  says: “ Take the teachings that you heard me proclaim in the presence of many witnesses, and entrust them to reliable people, who will be able to teach others also” 2nd Timothy 2:2.

This is certainly what the Lord wants us to do, and is moving you to do. So, if  we succeed to  teach reliable people the right things of the Lord,  we will be building a solid foundation for a continuous chain process as they will have to teach others. This is what God wants.  We will be  training God’s workers in a good way so that they will be very effective in the vineyard of God. 

Dear brethren, we must understand that the major fundamental problem existing between man and God is sin, and it is  sin that brings the other problems to the human race  such as sickness, poverty, hunger, premature  deaths etc. God has a wonderful eternal plan for man which is a New earth that he will create  for all those who become truly born again in Christ, by turning away from their  sins to live a godly life.

Therefore, if we successfully handle this problem and lay emphasis  on  teachings to let the people have this buried very deep in their hearts, they will be well restored to the Lord and be ready to spend eternity with him in the New earth He will create.

Let’s begin then by  laying a good foundation  on SINS  and the fundamental way of reconciling  with God through  repentance, baptism for the forgiveness of Sins, and Receiving the Holy Spirit(Act 2:38), that will lead us live the New life in Christ.

I propose that we begin with the following solid foundation as the basics:

2)    WHAT  IS THE GOSPEL ?

The  Gospel is all about repentance from sins toward God and forgiveness through the blood of Jesus Christ: “ ….and in his name , the gospel about   REPENTANCE AND FORGIVENESS OF SINS  must be preached to all the nation” Luke 24:45-47 ( Act 20:20-21, John 1:29).

 3)    WHAT  IS  SIN?

 Sin  is the disobedience to the “word” of God. To turn back to God therefore, we must repent from  every disobedience in which we have been involved  consciously or unconsciously. This is because the only thing that separates man from God is disobedience. The bible says: " Through him God gave me the privilege of being an apostle for the sake of Christ, in order to lead people of all nations to BELIEVE and OBEY" Romans 1:5

 God’s major  problem with man is sin or disobedience to his word (LAWS) or ‘it is written’. The bible says: “ You do not want sacrifices or  I will offer them! You are not pleased with offerings. My sacrifice is a humble spirit , oh God, you will not reject a humble and repentant heart” Psalm 51verse 19.  The Lord clearly says:

-"This book of the Law shall not depart  out of your mouth, but you shall MEDITATE on it DAY and NIGHT, that you may be  CAREFUL to do according to ALL that is written in it, for then you shall make your way PROSPEROUS, and then you shall have  GOOD SUCCESS" Joshua 1:8.

From these two  texts, it is very clear that for perfect communion or fellowship with God, man needs to repent genuinely from all his sins. This therefore justifies the gospel as repentance from sins and forgiveness through the blood of Jesus Christ.

This implies that any giving of money to the Lord, prayers, fasting, going to church on Sundays while living in sins is useless.

4)    WHAT GOSPEL WAS THE LORD JESUS CHRIST PREACHING?

 Illustration Of The Preaching Of The Gospel In The Bible:

-     Act 20 verse 20-21: “ To Jews and gentiles alike. I gave solemn warning that they should turn from their sins to God and believe in the Lord Jesus”.

-“After John had been put to prison, Jesus went to Galilee and preached the good news: The right time has come he said and the kingdom of God is near, REPENT FROM YOUR SINS and believe the good news. Mark 1:14-15.

- “ John the Baptist came preaching REPENT FROM YOUR SINS because the kingdom of heaven is near” Matthew 3:1-2.

-“ ….and in his name , the gospel about   REPENTANCE AND FORGIVENESS OF SINS  must be preached to all the nation” Luke 24:45-47.

- Peter said to them:

“ Repent and be baptized anyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” Act 2:38.

From these texts it is crystal clear  that the GOSPEL preached by: John the Baptist, the lord Jesus Christ, and the Apostles was that of REPENTANCE FROM SINS and nothing else. Therefore, any gospel which is not centered on  Repentance from Sins is a  false gospel from the devil’s kingdom aimed at deceiving people to keep them fit for hell fire.

So, Christ came on earth only for one purpose: Repentance from Sins: She will have a son , and you will name him -JESUS  because he will save his people from their SINS” Matthew 1:21.

There is something very important to know about the knowledge of SIN. There is a divine knowledge of SIN and a human knowledge of SIN.

i) DIVINE KNOWLEDGE  OF  SIN.

This involve the ability to see or look at sin  in the light of   the evil it does to the heart of God. When God opens our eyes to see sin in this way, a deep regret  for sins is produced in our heart and thus leads to a good sincere repentance. This category  of believers are those who will  hate sins in their lives and will grow  in loving and serving  God.

The bible says: " When God saw how WICKED everyone on the earth was and how EVIL their thoughts were all the time, He was fill with SORRY that He ever made them and put them on the earth. He was so filled with REGRET that He said, " I will wipe out these people I have created..." Genesis 6:5-6.

 Are you one of those God is regretting why he ever created you because of your sinful heart, and is thinking to wipe you out if you don't repent ? 

Every sin we commit, is a knife  pieced in the heart of God and He won't take it lightly. We  pierce a knife in the heart of  God and claim to love him by  some fake worship, prayers, fasting   etc.. If such fake Love isn't possible at human level, it shouldn't equally be at that of God. Joseph understood this and said: ‘How then could I do such an immoral thing and sin against God ’’ Genesis 39:9

If we therefore see sin as to what it does to the heart of God, we will do everything possible to sincerely repent and never attempt to consciously commit it. 

 ii) HUMAN KNOWLEDGE OF SIN.

 This involves the knowledge of SIN at the human level by looking at what sin does to man. What it may cost him and not because it hurts the heart of God. For example, if someone is told that he hasn’t got  a job, money, married, is  sick  etc because he sinned against  God, he does not see sin as an evil that hurts God’s heart, but the consequences that he is suffering from.

The implication here is that if he has nothing from which he is suffering , there is no need to repent from his sins because he believes to be in a perfect spiritual condition and thereby not hurting God in any way.

 Or, a person sees sin  as to what may happen to him if he is caught. Therefore if he is not caught by a human being, he can sin. He therefore has no worry of whether he is doing that evil but against God. Therefore, if he /she commits  adultery, steal, lie etc, and is not caught, then there is no problem.

Such can never truly repent and abandon sins because they will always commit it if they can go free and not be caught by man.

Because of this, the following prayer is important.

 iii) PRAYER FOR DIVINE REVELATION OF SIN.   

-  Heavenly father, I pray that you grant me a divine revelation of sin! Open my mind to understand what sins does to your heart(Genesis 6:5-8).

-  Grant me  revelation on  the consequences of what sin does to your heart, before  secondarily  to  man which is eternal separation from you in the lake of fire.

-  Lord, stir up my heart and provoke in it, your own very hatred, bitterness and anger for sin so that my entire being Spirit-Soul-Body, will naturally revolt against it.

-  Grant to me  sincere conviction of sin, for a true and authentic repentance.

 

5) CONFESSION /SEPARATION FROM SINS(Breaking hereditary curses).

 The Lord says in his word that,  he punishes sins of parents to their descendants from the 3rd to the 4th Generation( Exodus 20:5-6). Therefore, we have our ancestral sins to handle and our own sins. The bible says: “ The few of you who survive in the land of your enemies will die because of your own sins and the sins of your ancestors. But your descendants will confess their sins and the sins of their ancestors” Leviticus 26:39-40.  Psalms 51 is good to read.

A)    ANCESTRAL SINS.

Knowing ancestral sins is very easy: At the general level, just look at the customs and traditions of your people. The different forms of traditional practices and some cultural values that are in opposition to God. Those things which they practice which are against the word of God( both at the individual and community level).  The fallen man from  Adam and Eve has not changed as well as Satan and his demons. So all those things that  provoke human beings, remains as we are going to see!

As for CURSES that will equally flow upon descendants the bible says in Deuteronomy 27:15-26:

1.      God's curse on anyone who makes a graven or molten image, an abomination to the LORD, a thing made by the hands of a craftsman, and sets it up in a  secret place.

2.      God's curse be he who dishonors his father or mother.

3.      God's curse be he who removes his neighbour's boundary mark.

4.      God's curse be he who misleads a blind man on the wrong  direction.

5.      God's curse be he who perverts the justice due to the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widows .

6.      God's curse be he who lies with his father's wife, because he has uncovered her who is his father's.

7.      God's curse be he who lies with any kind of  beast.

8.      God's curse be he who lies with his sister, whether the daughter of his father  or the daughter of his mother.

9.      God's curse be he who lies with his mother-in-law.

10. God's curse be he who murders  his neighbour in secret.  

11. God's curse be he who takes a bribe to murder  an innocent person.

12. God's curse be he who does not  obey all God's Laws and teachings. etc,  etc

If  any of our ancestors committed any of these sins and many others not listed here, the curses will  flow upon us and our children.

Therefore, we humble for the Lord to lead us to pray:

-Lord, I pray that you grant me a divine revelation of ancestral sins from the 3rd to the 4th generation  so that I can confess them as you have commanded  for you forgiveness, and deliverance from all the curses operating in my life because of them.

 Then  we confess them one  after another, separate ourselves from them, and order the spirits behind  them  out of our life to be gone and never to return, in the name of Jesus.

a)     STAGE  1

-   Ancestral worship of false gods like: Buddhism, Hinduism, holy Mary, Mohamed,  gods of: trees, water fall, mountains etc,  and offering of sacrifices.

-   The consultation of witch doctors or soothsayers.

-   Magical practices, horoscope, divination etc

-   Invocation of spirits of the dead and pouring of libation etc.

As we confess them one after another, we implore or plead the blood of Jesus to cleanse us in order to be separated completely from them, and  break the bonds of curses in our life. We also  nullify every satanic blood pact or covenant into which we might have been  entangled. We call each unclean spirit behind  such pacts  to leave and never to  return. Then  we invite the holy spirit to fill the vacuum.

b)    STAGE  2

The Lord God says: “These people have given their hearts to idols and are letting idols lead them  into sin(Ezekiel 14:1-3.) This deals with character and habits:

          * Fornication

            * Adultery

            * Incest

            * Masturbation

            * Homosexuality

            * Lesbianism

          * divorce

            * Polygamy

            * Polyandry

            * Anger

            * Bitterness

            * Unforgiveness

            * Pride

            * stealing

            * witchcraft, occultism

            *  Falsehood

            * Manipulations

            * Hatred

     * Love of the world and the things of the world 

     * Revenge   Etc  (see  a list of 210 idols in the human heart   in the book:  imminent End of the world in this 3rd Millennium.

B)   PERSONAL SINS.

 This is at our own personal level. Here equally, we  begin prayers in this direction.

-      Lord, grant me a deep revelation of  my  own personal sins committed in thoughts, words and actions, since I was born into this world. You can get a sheet of paper and write down all  that which you know and can remember, then ask the lord to keep revealing those you might have forgotten which He needs you to handle.

-     Grant me revelation of idols in my heart, and grant me  hatred for them

-     Lord,  Grant me the power to be separated from them and give me your hatred for them so that I sincerely  repent and part away with them forever.

The list of idols in the heart as in stage 2, are the same and there are many of these things which are inherited. We  will equally confess and separate ourselves from them.

 

N:B: Sexual Immorality :

Someone asked me reasons why God seems to rate this sin at the top of all the others when he says:

- "Flee away  from sexual immorality, any other sin a man commits is out of his body but the  man who is guilty of sexual immorality sins against his own body..."1st Corinth 6:18

- " Can you carry fire against your chest without burning your clothes? Can you walk on hot coals without burning your feet? It is just as dangerous as he who commits sexual immorality. Whoever does it will suffer......He is just destroying himself..." Proverb 6:27-35

-" Sexual immorality is a short  cut to death" Proverb 7:27.

I said he was right and directed him for more understanding to read the book: " Practical Guide on the choice of a life mate to assure a successful Christian marriage - Helping youths preserve their virginity Until Marriage". Here, he will understand:

1) Why God put the Hymen in the Female's Genital organ.

2)  Through just one act of illegal sex, we will not only carry from the other,  thousands of curses that immediately become active in our life to later flow unto our descendants 3rd to 4th generation, but equally open doors to the influence of thousands of demons in our life etc .

6)  RECEIVE BY FAITH FROM THE LORD THE FORGIVENESS OF YOUR  ANCESTRAL AND PERSONAL SINS AND THANK THE HIM:

-       Lord grant me eternal forgiveness through the blood of Jesus from all these sins.

-       Lord, that I be the terminating point of every inherited and personal curses, and a beginning point of blessings in the Lord to my descendants. 

-       I pray that you remember all these sins no more.

-       Father, may you wipe away all the earthly consequences that stand against me in your moral universe because of these sins.

-       Thank you lord for forgiving me  from all my sins

-       I protect my forgiveness in my heart with the blood of Jesus from Satan’s attacks through accusations(Rev 12:11)

7) INVITING  CHRIST TO COME INTO OUR  HEART

a) LORD JESUS, you came and died and resurrected for a sinner like myself  so that I can pass from death to life!  I confess that you are the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world, for the redemption  of souls.

b) I open my heart now to you, and invite you to come in by your Holy Spirit and dwell, transforming me from within into a child of God born again, qualifying me into the kingdom of God as you  promised (John 3:3 ).

 NB: God is spirit and those who worship him, do so  in spirit and truth: "..But the time is coming and is already here, when by the power of God's Spirit people will worship the father as he really is, offering him the true worship that he wants. God is Spirit, and only by the power of his Spirit can people worship him as he really is" John 4:23-24

Therefore: Images or pictures of Jesus, holy Mary , statutes, candles, cross  etc, are all Satanic tricks to steal this true worship in spirit and move us  to external objects of false worship that blocks our connection with God because they are against his word: "Do not make for yourselves IMAGES of anything in heaven or on earth, or in the water under the earth. Do not bow down to any idol or worship it..." Exodus 20:3, Act 17:29.

Please, if you have these images or pictures, statutes etc, I advise you out of experience  to get rid of them because  no matter how serious you may think to be loving God in  worship, prayers, fasting etc, Satan will keep using  these things as open doors to keep oppressing your life in one way or the other because the word of God condemns them.

So the point is not how we love God but our obedience to his word. Demonstrate your love for him by obeying his word. The lord said: " Why do you  call me, Lord, Lord, and yet don't do what I tell you? Anyone who comes to me and listens to my WORDS and OBEY them...."Luke 6: 46. You won't go anywhere if you don't pray for God to bless you with a RADICALLY OBEDIENT HEART to his word. It is the only key for rapid spiritual growth.

No matter the wonderful tune in which you can pray and shade tears before God, if Satan is successfully deceiving you to consciously disobey what is written in the scriptures to be OBEYED, forget. Your emotional godliness before God will be useless. Take this advice very serious and don't allow Satan to seduce you by quoting and misinterpreting out of context some other  scriptural texts as he tried to do with our Lord Jesus. 

Are  you someone indebted to things like: Holy water, holy salt, holy stickers, holy pictures, holy anointed oil, holy candles, holy handkerchiefs etc, as your means of reaching the power of God in the name of Jesus? Then be sure you are under the disguised manipulation of some "Christian" religious demonic spirits from the higher spheres(prophetic divination  spirits).

 Believe me now or not, if you are honestly seeking to know God not for what you can get from Him but for whom He is to you,  He will open your mind to understand this truth in sometimes to come. This is disguise "Christian" religious  charlatanism and the Lord Jesus gave many warnings against these false Prophets  who were to use His name in these practices. Carefully reading the bible, we will see nowhere, where the Holy Spirit standardized the use of things. He would use one thing or the other in different situations and on different individuals whenever He deemed necessary.

And we see how He administered this through the Lord and the apostles. In some cases, He spontaneously flowed through them using mud, spite, olive oil, handkerchiefs and water. While  in some cases none of these where used. Therefore, the Holy Spirit lives in  human beings and make use of these things  through them spontaneously. He doesn't live in things and begin to function in them as demons would do.  But unfortunately this is how many of the so called faith "healers" or prophets behave today.

We act as if the powers were coming from us and we command it the way we want whereas there is a personality in us-the Holy Spirit, administering through us. Therefore, we are just charnels through which He ministers the various gifts. We don't command Him, but He initiates every action in us and we flow to execute command in His name(which is the name of Jesus). In the medical field to which I belong, I know there is no standardized same medication for all sickness to all patients.

When the Lord talks of false prophets coming to use His name to perform great miracles, signs and wonders if possible to seduce even the  authentic  believers or elects(Matthew 24: 24), He meant   that counterfeit ‘Christian’ religious demonic spirits will   flow through them to preach,  heal, deliver etc , and they will execute command  not in the name of Satan but disguisedly  in the name of Jesus  as to seduce people. If not, then they will not be able to seduce even if possible the elects. To seduce even if possible an elect of God will mean that the  spirit will have to disguise and teach some real biblical truths and perform some real biblical miracles and wonders in resemblance to the master of the elect. 

When an elect hears his master's name being used to do these things, he may be seduced to believe that it is his master, whereas it is not. So, knowing how difficult this was going to be for us to discern, He warned  us to look at their fruits(Matthew 7:15-18), rather than their teachings, miracles and wonders.

And to know such person's fruits, you will need to stay around him/her for some good length of time as to really discover whom that one is  is. Investigate that person's  personal life and know most importantly how he or she started with the Lord.  But if you are just admiring such from a distance and applauding, you will not be able to. So, we must do well to follow the Lord's instructions on this matter else we will be seduced.

c) Transform me from within so that I may live a holy life and be   serving you, until when you call me  home to be with you eternally.

d) Thank you  Heavenly Father for reconciling me to yourself and  forgiving me.  In    JESUS   name.           AMEN.

A servant of the Lord who leads  someone in this complete way,  including doing away with the “ grave cloths”, John 11:43-44, can confidently take him to the stream for baptism.

8 ) WATER BAPTISM

i) WHAT IN REALITY  IS WATER BAPTISM?

The bible says: “…He who believes and is baptized will be saved…” (Mark 15:16).  The Bible further says:

  ….Which was a symbol pointing to baptism, which now saves you. It is not the washing away of bodily dirt, but the promise made to God from good conscience (1 Peter 3:21).

ii) Prayers:

-    Lord, grant  me  the divine revelation on water baptism.

-    Grant me a  deep heart conviction of water baptism  not just as a mere formality but as an act of dying with Christ to sins and resurrecting for a new life in Christ, to live the holy life of God on earth through the Holy Spirit(Roman 6:1-4).

ii) THE MANNER OF BAPTISM

To begin with,  let’s first come to a clear understanding of these words:  BAPTISM,  BAPTIST, BAPTIZE

As    NOUNS:

1. baptisma ( <START GREEK>ba/ptisma <END GREEK>), “baptism,” consisting of the processes of immersion, submersion and emergence (from bapto, “to dip”),.

2. baptismos (<START GREEK>baptismo/$ <END GREEK>,), as distinct from baptisma (the ordinance), is used of the “ceremonial washing of articles,” Mark 7:4,8, in some texts; Heb 9:10; once in a general sense, Heb 6:2.

3. baptistes (<START GREEK>baptisth/$ <END GREEK>, NT:910), “a baptist,” is used only of John the Baptist, and only in the Synoptists, 14 times. (from Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words, Copyright © 1985, Thomas Nelson Publishers.)

As  a  VERD:

baptizo (<START GREEK>bapti/zw <END GREEK>, ), “to baptize,” primarily a frequentative form of bapto, “to dip,” was used among the Greeks to signify the dyeing of a garment, or the drawing of water by dipping a vessel into another, etc. Plutarchus uses it of the drawing of wine by dipping the cup into the bowl (Alexis, 67) and Plato, metaphorically, of being overwhelmed with questions (Euthydemus, 277 D).

So, Baptism  is  dip, submersion and emergence, which has  nothing to do with sprinkling, introduced  from  313AD on the Roman Emperor- Constantine while on his sick bed(The devil changing the Times and Laws of God as earlier warned in Daniel 7:25). So when someone says he was baptized by sprinkling, he is like saying he was immersed by sprinkling

Therefore:

 The bible says:“ For surely you know that when we were baptized INTO union in Christ, we were baptized in UNION in his DEATH. By our baptism then, we were BURIED in him and shared in his death in order that just as Christ was raised from dead by the glorious power of the father so also we might live a new life“. Romans 6:1-5

Brethren,  when a man is alive and makes his WILL, when does that WILL becomes  effective?  Certainly only when  that one dies!  Therefore unless he dies,  his WILL  never come  into effect.  Brethren, there are many unsaved people out there claiming  a false salvation by grace in Jesus without baptism.

Let  us pray that our brethren who have  believed  in the Lord Jesus  as their Lord and savior through repentance from their sins but still blocked at the level of baptism(water immersion) will be convicted by the  Holy Spirit  and arise and get baptized  as soon as possible. Brethren, the bible says:           

“  In the case of a   WILL it is necessary  to prove that the person who made the WILL has died, for a WILL  means nothing while the person who made it is alive; it comes into effect ,only  after his DEATH” Hebrew 9:16.

This is the  reason   why  the  scriptures says  : “ By our baptism, then we were BURIED with him and shared his death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from death by the glorious power of the father, so also we might live a new life” Roman6:4.  Therefore, without  the first step of DYING  with Christ by being buried in water baptism after repentance, it is practically impossible to live a new  life in Christ.

And  If  you can’t live a new life in Christ, how then can you call yourself a new creation in Christ ready for eternity?  Most of those who say they have believed in Christ but are not baptized  will be very honest to testify  their  unproductive  efforts   to live a modified life.

They just struggle with some morality  but will always find themselves consciously falling into sin.  They will struggle to pray, fast, give money to God, do this and that, but never find things working.

The word of God can never be broken! You can’t corrupt the conscience of God.

In fact  it is written clearly that one must  repent and be baptized for the forgiveness of  sins,  in order to  receive the gift of the Holy Spirit(Act 2:38). There is no true follower of Christ in the bible, who believed and was not baptized like Christ himself. Read Mathew 3:16,  Act 9:18, Act 8:36-39, Act 10:48, Act 19:1-5.

So, the bible clearly says: " Go throughout the whole world and preach the gospel to ALL MANKIND. Whoever BELIEVES and is BAPTIZED will be SAVED whoever does  not BELIEVE will be condemned" Mark 16: 15. It is not "whoever is  water SPRINKLED ON THE HEAD  and BELIEVES is SAVED"

Therefore, if by your repentance you have taken a WILL  before God to abandon  sins and never consciously commit them again, then you must prove  your decision ! And the only way of proving this before God, is to  DIE with Christ in water through baptism. This is because it is only by dying with Christ in water Baptism and resurrecting with him that our WILL  of repentance from sins to live a new life, comes into effect.

Therefore, our WILL to repentance and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ is NOTHING before God, until we must have taken an engagement of clear conscience before Him, which is Baptism-meaning dying with Christ and resurrecting with him to live a new life that qualifies us for eternity(Roman 6:1-4).

iii) WHY IS FORGIVENESS OF SINS LINKED  TO  BAPTISM?

The bible says: " REPENT, and be BAPTIZED in the name of Jesus Christ  for the FORGIVENESS of your sins, and you shall  receive the GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT" Act 2:38.From this text, there are  three fundamental steps of reconciling with God:

1) Repentance from sins.

2) Baptism in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins.

3) Receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

"SINS ARE NOT FORGIVEN UNLESS BLOOD IS SPILLED "

By the Law of God , the wages of sins is death and there is no forgiveness of  sins unless blood is spilled. To this the scripture says plainly: " INDEED, UNDER THE LAW ALMOST EVERYTHING IS PURIFIED WITH BLOOD, AND WITHOUT THE SHEDDING OF BLOOD THERE IS NO FORGIVENESS OF SINS" Hebrew 9:22. In the Old Testament the blood of animals was used for the forgiveness of sins, but replaced by that of Jesus  in the New testament.

 It is only when we are yoked to the death of Christ through water  Baptism, that we  benefit from His blood and so be saved from death that sin brings(..Baptism which now saves you ..1st Peter 3:20-21). We benefit from  the salvation  blood of Christ, only by yoking our self to His death, which is only done through water baptism.

As we are being buried in water (Baptism) to share his death(Romans 6:1-5), God sees Christ on the cross as if we were the one and so his blood as if it was our blood  spilled  for the forgiveness of our sins. Therefore, fulfilling the Law of God that says " sins are not forgiven unless blood is spilled".

That is why we see forgiveness of sins  attached to baptism. God in the old Testament saw the blood of the killed animal during purification ceremony  as if it was our blood and so forgave our sins. In the new Testament, He sees the blood of Jesus Christ as if it was our blood. Remember John said of Jesus " This is the LAMD of God that takes away the sins of the world" John 1:29

The spiritual significance of immersion(water baptism), is profound! Since Christ died physically in our place for the forgiveness of  sins, GOD TAKES WATER TO BE A GRAVE IN WHICH HE BURIES US IN, AS A SPIRITUAL SIGN OF OUR DEAD TO THE DEATH OF CHRIST FOR OUR SINS TO BE FORGIVEN SO THAT WE MAY BE RAISED BACK TO LIVE A NEW LIFE THROUGH THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. To illustrate this,  the bible says:

By our baptism, then we were BURIED with him and shared his death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from death by the glorious power of the father, so also we might live a new life” Roman6:4.

In whose name should we be baptized?

There is much unnecessary arguments on this. But The Lord guided me to baptize saying: ‘‘ In the name of Jesus, I baptize you in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit(Matthew 28:18,Act 2:38, Act 19:5).

Son Yes, our WILL of repentance must be justified by our baptism which means death! Thus baptism as the bible puts it: “ .. is not the washing away of bodily dirt, but an engagement made to God from  a GOOD CONSCIENCE “ 1st Peter 3:21.  

iii) CAN SOMEONE BE BAPTIZED TWICE?

 Yes, if we didn’t take the right baptism, we  must conform to the right one . To this the bible says:

“While Apollos was travelling in Corinth, Paul travelled through the interior of the province and arrived in Ephesus.

There he found some disciples and asked them,“ Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?

“We have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit”, they answered.

Well, then, WHAT KIND OF BAPTISM DID YOU RECEIVED?, Paul asked. The baptism of John, they answered .

Paul said “ The baptism of John was for those who turned away from their sins;

and he told the people of Israel to believe in the one who was coming after him-that is in Jesus.

WHEN THEY HEARD THIS, THEY WERE BAPTIZED IN THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS.

Paul placed his hands on them, and the Holy Spirit came upon them;

they spoke in strange tongues and also proclaimed God’s message. They were about twelve men in all” Act 19:1-8.

 

You may claim to have been WATER SPRINKLED when you were a baby, or a grown up and so need not to be Baptized(immersed) now that you have  repented from your sins,  because  the bible says there is only one baptism!

Yes, there is only one Baptism which is the right one: Repent and be Baptized(Act 2:38) and not be water Sprinkled and  repent. You may sincerely be honest  in what you are saying,  but ignorant that you are just being manipulated by  demons not to OBEY  the word of God and fulfill righteousness as the Lord Jesus Christ Himself told John the Baptist during his own baptism (Matthew 13: 15).

 Prof. Zacharais Tanee Fomum (a famous servant of the Lord), tells us his story how God obliged him to obey the right Baptism:

".........I know what I am writing about from personal experience.  From the  first day of my conversion to the Lord   in 1966, He had laid a burden on my heart to come and bring my people to Him. I prayed every day for Cameroon for the next nine  years while I studied and lectured abroad. I grew in the ministry of the word both to the saved and the unsaved.

Then in 1975 I came back home and the burden became even greater. Under the auspices of the National Centre for Evangelism I got many bible study Groups and Prayer cells started, wrote and distributed hundreds and thousands of tracts and evangelistic  booklets. We carried campaigns and crusades in most major towns of the nations.

I became the vice- president of the national Centre for Evangelism, and in 1977 the executive committee named me "National Evangelist". We were having evangelistic campaigns all over and the work among the students in the High Schools and University was taking root. I was in high demand everywhere. In the Moslem town of Ngaoundere at one meeting in 1977, over 4.000 people turned up to hear the Gospel.

I preached in English and was interpreted into French and Foulfoulde. Nine hundred and sixty-nine people came forward to give their lives to the Lord, and there was much joy, restitutions and the destruction of  fetishes.

That same year the Lord began to deal with me about the MATTER OF WATER BAPTISM.I had been SPRINKLED as a  seven-day old baby and had not been BAPTIZED since I BELIEVED in 1966 at the age of twenty-one. I knew clearly that the word of God said " Repent and be Baptized". As I thought about  it, I felt very clearly that I had to OBEY the Lord in the matter of WATER BAPTISM.

The problem was my Ministry. A dear brother in the Lord told me, " It is true that the bible demands that you be baptized after you have believed. But have you counted the cost of your being Baptized on your Ministry? The churches will close their doors to you and that will be the end. Think of your Ministry".

A visiting Pentecostal missionary leader advised, " I have been through the country. Wherever I have been I have seen the fruit of your work. You are at the brink of taking the whole nation for God. Why do you want to get involved with the baptism issue?"

The General Secretary of National Centre for Evangelism said to me, "You are the human father of the revival that is going on now. Forget about re-baptism. You have the helicopter at your  disposal. You  have all the doors of all the churches of the nation opened to you. You have the full backing of the government approved union of churches and missions organizations(FEMEC). You have the nation at your feet. Forget about baptism and go on as you have started".

I tried to keep quiet, but my spirit would not be calm. I knew I had to OBEY, even if I lost everything. Soon after that,  I was seeking revelation from the Lord on certain matter. He spoke to me saying "THAT HE HAD SPOKEN TO ME ABOUT WATER BAPTISM AND I HAD NOT OBEYED. HIS REVELATIONS WERE NOT FOR DECORATIONS".

 I then knew that I had to OBEY at once. In 1978 I was BAPTIZED, and things became hot. The very people who had called me " National Evangelist", "the Billy Graham of Cameroon", "the human father of the Revival", met and called me " the devil sent to trouble God's churches in Cameroon". Announcements were made all over and doors were closed to me.

 I had taken my Isaac(Ministry)into the river and as I was buried into union with Christ in His death and Resurrection, I buried my Isaac, my longstanding desire and the fruit of many years of labour. Does God resurrect Isaac? What happened to my Isaac? God brought him back to life and I will tell the story some day in the future.." ( Knowing the God of  unparalleled Goodness-page 176-177).

What about you? Can you arise now and get the right Baptism ?

9) BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

After water baptism, the fundamental step  is to be sure we are baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit. Yes, receiving the Gift of the Holy Spirit from God (Acts 3:38): Therefore according to this text, this comes when we must have fulfilled the first two conditions (repentance and baptism for the forgiveness of sins ). It is then that we receive the Holy Spirit to teach and lead us in the ways of the Lord, that we can be His witnesses (Acts 1:8).However  in some cases the Holy Spirit may descend on us before water baptism( Act 9:18, Act 1044-48). As signs for real believers who have undergone the prescriptions of this text the Lord says: 

And these signs  will accompany those who believe in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if  they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will   recover  (Mark16 7-18).

The real born again Children of God need to be transformed to live a new life in Christ, and so the need to be baptized and filled with the holy spirit is fundamental as earlier mentioned, else living the new life becomes very difficult. To this , the bible says, :

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

The Bible also says of them: “Put off your old nature which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and put on the new nature, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness”(Ephesians 4:22-24).

So, the bible says that you will receive the gift of the  Holy Spirit(Act 238). Yes, “ But when the Holy Spirit comes  upon you, you will be filled with POWER and you will be WITNESSES for me  in Jerusalem, in all Judaea and Samaria, and to the Ends of the Earth”. Act 1:8.

In the spirit of this context,  we only qualify to be witnesses of the Lord after being baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit so that we don’t go out and preach the flesh or a false Jesus. This is the way the apostles followed and we must do same in order not to set confusion in the vineyard of the Lord and destroy His work.

The apostles always made sure that all those who believed  and received baptism were filled with the holy Spirit. We have seen the example of  Acts 19:1-7.  We have this other text Act 8:14-17:

‘The Apostles in Jerusalem heard that the people of Samaria had received  the word of God,

so they sent Peter and John to them,. When they arrived, they prayed for the believers that

they might receive the HOLY  SPIRIT.

For the HOLY SPIRIT HAD NOT YET COME DOWN ON THEM, THEY HAD ONLY BEEN BAPTIZED  in the name of Jesus.

Then Peter and John PLACED THEIR HANDS ON THEM, AND THEY RECEIVED THE HOLY SPIRIT” .

 

The manifestation of the fruits of the Holy Spirit are signs that we have received baptism in the Holy Spirit, and not speaking in tongues. But off course speaking in  tongues as ecstatic utterances may flow in some cases when the Holy spirit comes upon us as we can see in Numbers 11:24-30, Act 19:6-7, Act 2:4, Act 10:45-46. But it is not a standardized  prove of baptism in the Holy Spirit.  Demons do very well speak in tongues. Many tongues that many claim to have today, are tongues of demons or just some mind set babbling of the tongue.

The gift of speaking in different kinds of tongues is a spiritual gift of the Holy Spirit just like all the other gifts as we clearly see in 1st Corinthians 12:4-31(..to another discernment of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues....Have all the gift of healing? Do all speak  with various tongues....)-Christian Jewish Bible. By the  grace of the Lord I have this gifts of divers tongues which I greatly deploy in private prayers and so better  understand the difference. The biblical standardized prove  of baptism in the Holy Spirit  and continually being filled, are the manifestations of the fruits of the  Holy Spirit. It is not even gifts, because someone may be operating under a spiritual gift of the Holy Spirit whereas the Holy Spirit long  left him. But you can't  produce the fruits of the Holy Spirit without the Holy Spirit indwelling in you.  When the Holy spirit is there, you see the fruits, and when he leaves the fruits equally disappear and you see the fruits of the flesh( Galatians 16:25, Ephesians 4:25-32, Colossians 3:5-15).

i) PRAYERS

a) Heavenly father, I pray that you grant me revelation of baptism into the Holy Spirit.

b) Open my mind to understand that without  baptism and being filled with the holy spirit and his  power, I won’t be an effective instrument in your hands to be  your witness at home and in the world at large.

c) I pray that you baptize and fill me with your holy spirit and  power so as to lead me to live a new life     of  a new creation, else it will be impossible because without Him, all will be useless works of human efforts that can’t give life but death as you say   in your word

d) Ask and keep asking until you are baptized and filled.

e) When you are finally  baptized and filled, thank the lord  and ask the Holy Spirit  to reveal the LORD to you so that you may know him, have  your faith increased to trust Him, because the degree of our faith depends on our knowledge of Him- the object of our faith  ( Ephesians 1:15-20).

f) Ask him to lead you in the new life of redemption in Christ, teaching you his word, that you may grow into perfection in holiness Spirit-Soul-Body.

g) Ask him to train and lead you into your own assignment or work  that He wants you to do in His vineyard.

My brethren, this is the foundation that is crucial for any good  spiritual growth which  I suggest we begin with, before continuing into other areas. This basic fundamental foundation in Christ is very important and  if we fail  to build it solid enough, the soul may hardly grow into maturity. 

So if we handle this foundational teachings very well, the soul will be well equipped to grow well in the Lord and to teach and lead others equally to grow well in the Lord.  A  poor spiritual birth often results to a poor spiritual growth.

I have discovered  that it is at this foundational level that many churches fail and so just end up with a group of people who do not know their right from the left.  This is just a briefing  and I pray that the Lord will open your mind to understand more and expand on it.

I advise that you have a copy of the book: Imminent End of the World in this 3rd Millennium  in which detail treatment of some of these issues have been well handled. In it, there is a list of over 210 idols in the human heart and how to overthrow them to have a pure heart.

Brethren, we must see the plan of God so clearly in our New Born again Life, as to be successful till the end.

10 ) REASONS WHY AFTER REPENTANCE, GOD WILL NOT GIVE YOU THINGS JUST TO SATISFY YOUR CARNAL PLEASURES IN THIS PRESENT WORLD AS WE READ:

i) James 4:1-4 “..You strongly desire things but you cannot get them....You do not have what you want because you do not ask God for it. AND WHEN YOU ASK, YOU DO NOT RECEIVE IT, BECAUSE YOUR MOTIVES ARE BAD; YOU ASK FOR THINGS TO USE FOR YOUR OWN PLEASURES. Unfaithful people. Don’t you know that to be the world’s friend means to be God’s enemy ?

ii) 1st John 2:15-17  “...... Do not love the world or anything that belongs to the world. If you LOVE the WORLD, you do not love the father. Everything that belongs to the world- WHAT THE SINFUL SELF DESIRES, WHAT PEOPLE SEE AND WANT, AND EVERYTHING IN THIS WORLD, that people  are so PROUD OF-none of this comes from the Father; it all comes from the WORLD. THE WORLD AND EVERYTHING IN IT  THAT PEOPLE DESIRE IS PASSING AWAY; BUT HE WHO DOES THE WILL OF GOD LIVES FOREVER...“

iii) 1st Timothy 6: 6-10.  “There is great gain in godliness with contentment; for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world; but if we have FOOD and CLOTHING, with these we shall be content. But those who desire RICH  fall  into temptation, and caught in the trap of many foolish and harmful desires, which pull them down to ruin and destruction......”

A) God Is Going Back To What He Had Intended  From The Beginning Before Man Sinned.

God  Will Create A New Earth Where We Will Live In An Immortal Body TO Enjoy All The Wonderful  Pleasurable Things We May So Desire For Ever,  As He Had Intended For Adam And Eve Before They Sinned.

Do you know that you and me are the ones to come back and live on the  New Earth  God will create, in a new  everlasting body to accomplish that which He had intended from the beginning before the fall?  That We will get married, have children, build houses and live forever? Read Isaiah 65:17-20  which we have summarise here:

“I am making a new earth and new heavens. The events of the past will be completely forgotten.....Babies will no longer die in infancy, and all people will live out their life span....People will build houses and live in them themselves-they will not be used by someone else. They will plant vineyards and enjoy the wine.......I will bless them and their descendants for all times to come..”

Read ahead to discover the  secret plan  that has been revealed in the scriptures. God said: “ Let us make man in our image and likeness“ Genesis 1:26. Which was this image? God is Spirit, and it  is the Spirit of man which is in God’s image. And we see our spirit every day in what we call dream.

While  our spirit is in the spiritual invisible world as we  are  sleeping, it doesn’t even occur there that we have kept a body on the bed. That is how physical death is. It is oxygen that feeds the physical body which is the dwelling place of the spirit in the physical world. The bible says “ Thus says the Lord, who stretched out the heavens and founded  the earth and FORMED THE SPIRIT  OF MAN WITHIN HIM” Zechariah 12:1-2

God  clothed the Spirit with the earth(mud) as it’s house to dwell in, in the physical world.  So, man is a spirit that has a soul, living in a body.

After man sinned, He condemned the body to return back to durst from which it was made, and  planned to re-cloth the spirit with another  earthly  imperishable everlasting  body. So,  our  ma, grand ma or pa’s cloth(body) is old but not the spirit. Equally  as ours is growing old.

The spirit has no age.  It is this condemned  physical body that we now wear, which wears out like cloths. God will cloth the spirit of  Ma, grand Ma or Pa with another  body which will be everlasting, if  they live a holy life in Christ here on earth. Let‘s help them receive Christ as their perishable body fades away. Satan has the tendency of deceiving us to pity but the physical aging body of our parents or grandparents instead of their spirit. To this the bible says:

“ It is sown a physical body, it is raised a spiritual body......For what is immortal must be changed into what is immortal ; what will die must be changed into what cannot die. So when this takes place and the mortal has been  changed into the immortal , then the scripture will come true: “Death is destroyed; victory is complete ” “ 1st Corinthians 15:33-54

In this new body that will be imperishable, man then will live eternally on earth, to continue the eternal life He had wished for Adam and Eve. Yes, the kingdom of God’s holy people living forever and ever.

To this, the bible says: 

“I am making a new earth and new heavens. The events of the past will be completely forgotten.

Be glad and rejoice forever in what I create. The New Jerusalem I make will be full of joy,

and her people will be happy. I myself will be filled with joy because of Jerusalem and her people.

There will be no weeping there, no calling for help. Babies will no longer die in infancy,

and all people will live out their life span. Those who live to be a hundred will be considered young.

To die before that would be a sign that I had punished them......

People will build houses and live in them themselves-they will not be used by someone else.

They will plant vineyards and enjoy the wine,  it will not be drunk by others.

They will fully enjoy the things that they had worked for.

The work they do will be successful, and their children will not meet with disaster.

I will bless them and their descendants for all times to come.

Even before they finish praying to me, I will answer their prayers.

Wolves and lambs will eat straw, as cattle do, and snake will no longer be dangerous.

On Zion, my sacred hill, there will be nothing harmful or evil ( Isaiah 65:17-25 GNs).

 

 From this text we may then ask ourselves this question:

From where will  these other human beings come from to live eternally on earth like this? Is God going to create other new human beings like He created Adam and Eve?

 Certainly not!! It is you and me, and all the other saints of God who have already put off this perishable body and are  presently under the alter( Revelation 6:9).And  those who will be raptured when the Lord comes to destroy this present world with fire( 2nd Peter 3:10-13), will join them. As of the day of the Lord, it is written:

 “On that day the heavens   will disappear with a shrill noise, the heavenly bodies will burn up and be destroyed, and the earth and everything in it will vanish…as you wait for the day  of God…the day when the heavens will burn up and be destroyed, and the heavenly bodies will be melted by the heat. BUT WE WAIT FOR WHAT GOD HAS PROMISED; NEW HEAVENS AND NEW EARTH, WHERE  RIGHTEOUSNESS  WILL  BE  AT  HOME ” 2nd Peter3:10-13.    It is very unfortunate that the Jehovah witnesses don’t believe in this scripture. They say that  this world will not be consumed by  fire because God had promised never again to destroy the world. Yes, not with water again but this time with fire.

B) Believers After Rapture and Resurrection of Saints  Will Temporary  Live In Heaven For 1000yrs Like Angles (No Marriage as the Lord Jesus Christ said in Luke 20: 35)

Being all in heaven after the rapture, we shall be like angels not marrying.  After the 1000years with the Lord in heaven for the wedding feast, the invisible world or nation of evil- “Gog and Magog” where satan and his demons including all those who died without holiness in Christ are  will be judged and thrown into the lake of fire. To this the bible says:

“Then I saw thrones and those who sat on them were given the power to judge ...

They came to life and rule as kings with Christ for a  thousand  years.......

And when the thousand years are ended Satan will be loosed from his prison and will come

out to deceive the nations which are at the four corner of the earth, that is Gog and Magog,

to gather them for a battle; their number is like the sand … and the devil who had

deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulphur where the beast and false

prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever....

......Then I saw a great white throne and him who sat upon it; from his presence earth and sky fled away,

and no place was found for them. And I saw dead, great and small, standing before the throne,

and books were opened. Also another book was opened, which is the book of life.

And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, by what they had done.

....... And the sea gave up the dead in it. Death and Hades gave up the dead in them,

and all were judged by what they had done. Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire.

This is the second death, the lake of fire; and if any one’s name was not found written in the book of life,

he was thrown into the lake of  fire (Revelations 20: 7-15).

 

We must understand that, the Law of sex and multiplication is earthly bound, and not heavenly because God’s pronouncement was made on the inhabitants of the earth and not those of heaven. That is why we can easily understand  why the angels of God while on earth, could possess human beings and have  sex with them(Genesis 6:1-2). We see around us demons who are fallen angels possessing humans and having sex with them.

 While on  earth, they come  under the power of the divine  Law of governance on sex and multiplication. Heaven therefore is not bound by this divine Law, while earth is. That is why, Saints while taken up in heaven, cannot have sex and multiply. But they can, if brought back to earth. 

God never intended man to live forever in heaven. It was because of the fall that God decided  “under the alter-Rev. 6:9”, as a temporary place while he destroys this present contaminated world, and creates another, then brings man back on  it.

 The bible says “BUT WE WAIT FOR WHAT GOD HAS PROMISED; NEW HEAVENS AND NEW EARTH, WHERE  RIGHTEOUSNESS  WILL  BE  AT  HOME” ( 2nd Peter 3:10-13).

 Isaiah 66:22-23 adds: “Just as New earth and the New heavens will endure by my power, so your descendants and your name will endure. On every New moon to new moon, and from Sabbath to Sabbath all flesh shall come to worship me says the Lord”.

Clothing  our spirit with a new imperishable earthly body  for us to live in it for ever on earth will  mean that, God has to render our spirit perfect in ready for the New righteous kingdom. He won’t cloth an imperfect spirit with an everlasting earthly body for fear of  any future rebellion.

 We must understand that, God  is carefully planning a New eternity of 100% submission to His Divine Law of  governance so that no angel  or human being will ever attempt what Satan did. Through  the demonstration of our loyal service unto him out of  Love even unto death disinterestedly, qualifies us for the new coming kingdom.

C) What is the meaning of the word: “...... deceive the nations scattered over the whole world , that is GOG and MAGOG” ? ( Rev. 21:2)

Brethren, let’s pray the Lord to open our minds to understand the meaning of the word “.........deceive the nations scattered over the whole world , that is GOG and MAGOG” ( Rev 21:2), which is source of much confusion to many believers today.

Going up to heaven after rapture will just be temporal and then we will come down after the thousand years expires. There is no place in the bible that says immediately after the rapture, we will come back on earth. We clearly see our coming back on a New earth as a Holy City in Rev. 21:2 , after the thousand years . Many people are confused with Rev. 20: 7 which says “ After the thousand years are over Satan will go out to deceive the nations scattered over the whole world , that is GOG and MAGOG“ .

The secret to understand this text lies in the understanding of the word “.... that is “GOG and MAGOG” which refers to the invisible evil world where Satan and his demons are. Many misunderstand it to be human beings in the physical world which we know had all been destroyed by fire on the day of the Lord(rapture) as indicated in 2nd Peter 3:10-13.  The bible refers to  the rapture day saying: It will be like the day of Noah when water came and destroyed everyone.

 It will be like the day of Sodom and Gomorrah , the day lot left Sodom, fire rained down from heaven and kill everyone. That is how it will be on the day the son of man is revealed” Luke 17:27-36. If that day of rapture is going to be like this, then where will human beings come again from to be on earth for  a Thousand years after which Satan will be released to seduce them?

It is important therefore  to understand here that, the events in this text are referring to the invisible world (invisible earth), which is Satan’s kingdom where all the fallen angels and those who die without Christ (1st Peter 3:19) are. It is therefore the spiritual invisible world where fallen angels are. That is, the invisible side of the visible world under the sun where fighting takes place between the angels of God and demons in favor of man.

It will be extreme foolishness on our part to believe that the statement, “Satan will be loosed from his prison and will come out to deceive the nations which are at the four corners of the earth, that is Gog and Magog, to gather them for a battle; their number is like the sand” means that Satan will come on earth and starts gathering physical human beings to physically fight against God.

 This sounds very ridiculous. Presently where is the current battle going on between God and Satan? In the invisible as we see the examples of many cases like in Daniel 10:12-13, Jude 9 etc. So, it is Satan rallying his demons in the invisible world “Gog and Magog ”, for a battle against God in the spiritual realm.

During the rapture, only elements in the visible physical world (visible earth) where we are will be destroyed, while the invisible world (earth) will remain. Elements in the visible physical world will not survive the rapture as it is written:  And then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the element will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and the works that are upon it will be burned up(2nd peter 3:10).

This means that, the beast and false prophets will first be caught and thrown into the lake of fire as illustrated in Revelation 19:11-21 that reads:

“Then I saw heaven opened and behold a white horse! He who sat upon it is called faithful

and true, and in righteousness he judges and makes war…. And I saw the beast and the kings

of the earth with their armies gathered to make war against Him who sits upon the horse and against his army.

And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who in its presence had worked the signs

by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image.

These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulphur.

And the rest were slain by the sword of him who sit upon the horse, the

sword that issues from his mouth; and all the birds were gorged with their flesh ( Revelations.19:11-21).

 

Then Satan and the other demons will only be thrown later after the thousand years as seen in Revelations 20: 7-10.  This text is very clear as to the fact that, no physical visible nations will exist on earth after the rapture, but the invisible where the fallen angel and those who died without Christ are (Gog and Magog).

 We should therefore note that, the physical visible earth where we are, with its four territorial corners, is the visible representation or image of the invisible spiritual world, which is also real with four territorial corners.

All therefore are the world (earth) with the only difference that, one is in the visible, and the other in the invisible. That is why the Lord specifies the word ‘‘ that is Gog and Magog’’ which symbolises evil in memory of some sinful physical nations that existed in this visible physical world.

This therefore is used to represent the invisible evil earth or world. Read Ezekiel 38:1-3, to see the symbol of evil that  Gog and Magog represents ;and also Genesis 10 to see the ancestors of these territories. This is the same as Babylon today, the symbol of evil. The following texts gives us illumination on the word Gog and Magog:

 Son of man, set your face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him. Denounce him, and tell him that I, the sovereign Lord, am his enemy …. Torrents of rain and hail together with fire and sulphur will pour down on him and his army (just as said in Revelation 20:10) and on the many nations that are on his side” ( Ezekiel 38:1-23). Reading ahead, Ezekiel 39:1-29 says : And so the land will be clean …. I will pour out my spirit on the people of Israel and never again turn away from them.”

Reading these texts, it becomes more clearer  that, it spiritually projects us to the Lord’s final doing away with Satan’s evil world (Gog and Magog), and his restoration of his people (spiritual Israel). From Ezekiel 40, the Lord talks of the future temple after restoration.

This clearly implies that the use of the word ‘Gog and Magog’ in Revelation 20:8 refers to Satan’s invisible world of darkness, which will be destroyed for a new heaven and earth to begin.

D) Believers Coming Down From Heaven In Immortal Bodies To Live On The New Earth Forever, After The 1000yrs.

The Saints In Heaven Who Form  The New Holy City Of God’s People (Symbolizing Jerusalem), Will Descend Upon A NEW EARTH(Revelation 21:1-5) As It Is Written:

-‘‘ Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth

had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the HOLY CITY, new Jerusalem,

coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband;

and I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, Behold, the dwelling

 of God is with men.

He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them;

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither

shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away.

And He who sat on the throne said “ Behold I make all things new.” Also he said,

“ Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true”(Revelation 21:1-6, Rev3: 12).

 

Which is this HOLY CITY COMING DOWN  FROM  HEAVEN? 

The  HOLY  CITY coming down  from heaven refers to the Saints or believers who  were raptured and those who had physically died first. They have all been enjoying the 1000yrs  like angel in heaven before now.

They are the ones  clothed  with a New  earthly everlasting imperishable  body to accomplish Isaiah 65:17-25. Or is there any in the bible that  God says he will create another new Human beings as Adam and Eve? If there is, please kindly quote  the text.

In concordance to the text above “And I saw the HOLY CITY  COMING DOWN FROM HEAVEN”,  is  Daniel 7: 26-28  that says:

“But the courts shall sit in judgment and his dominion shall be taken away to be consumed and destroyed to the end. AND THE KINGDOM AND THE DOMINION AND THE GREATNESS OF THE KINGDOM UNDER THE WHOLE HEAVEN SHALL BE GIVEN TO THE PEOPLE OF THE SAINTS OF THE MOST HIGH; THEIR KINGDOM  SHALL BE  AN EVERLASTING KINGDOM, AND ALL DOMINION SHALL SERVE AND OBEY THEM..” 

Remember our Lord Jesus Christ said: "Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or friends, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake, who shall not receive manifold more IN THIS PRESENT WORLD, AND IN THE WORLD TO COME LIFE EVERLASTING." Luke 18:29

Where is under the heaven where the kingdom is ?  Certainly on  the  Earth! And who are  the people of the Saints of the Most  High to receive this kingdom? The elects who formed the Holy City of God coming down from Heaven,  CLOTHED WITH A SPIRITUAL EVERLASTING BODY TO LEAVE FOR EVER ON EARTH AS GOD’S PEOPLE FORMING GOD’S KINGDOM !

These are those that Isaiah 65:17-20 is talking about:

“I am making a new earth and new heavens. The events of the past will be completely forgotten....

.Babies will no longer die in infancy, and all people will live out their life span...

.People will build houses and live in them themselves-they will not be used by someone else.

They will plant vineyards and enjoy the wine.......I will bless them and their descendants for all times to come..”

 

 The bible is not contradictory brethren! We are the ones not understanding it.   The kingdom  of God’s Holy people is not going to be  in Heaven but on a New Earth for ever  and ever. So, we must be careful and flee away from those who teach us to save God out of what we can get from him like: money, promotions, jobs, husband, wife, children, health, visa, miracles and wonders  etc.

 Don't forget how Satan told God, Job was serving him for personal interest( things and health) Job 1,2. God had to permit trials on Job to prove this, and Job passed the test. Are  we like Job?

If there is any trace in us which is indicative of  running after Jesus because of things, then  forget about the New coming kingdom of God. You will not be there.  God sees you as a future rebel who may rebel against him because of things since there are things that you want and not him. Let us then take these his words very serious:

- “God's curse be he who does not  obey all God's Laws and teachings”  Deuteronomy 27: 26

- “Whoever breaks one commandment is guilty of breaking ALL” James 20:10

- "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God' Matth 5:8

- "And may your spirit and soul, and body be kept Holy, and blameless on the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ' 1st Thessalonians 5:23.

- "You must be PERFECT  just as your Father in heaven is perfect" Matthew 5:48

-" He did this to dedicate the church to God by his word, after making it CLEAN by  WASHING it in water, in order to present the church  to himself in all its BEAUTY-PURE AND FAULTLESS, WITHOUT  SPOT OR WRINKLE OR ANY OTHER IMPERFECTION" Ephesians 5:25-27.

Imagine if God just destroyed the devil when he rebelled! The others would have been serving him out of fear than Love, and therefore no guarantee to God that Satan’s error will not produce itself again.

So, God is taking us back to the beginning of how He wanted things to be. In the beginning- on creation the Lord said: " But for all the wild animals and for all the birds , I have provided grass and leafy plants for food." Genesis 1:30. This was to be forever if man didn't sin. We see that this will come back to be in the New heaven and earth to come as it is written :

 .....Wolves and lambs will eat straw, as cattle do, and snakes will no longer be dangerous...." Isaiah 65:25.  The weekly Sabbath came into being in the beginning- Genesis 2:1-4, and was to be forever!

That is why we see it in the  New earth and Heavens to come. If Adam and Eve had passed the test, He would have qualified them to live forever obeying and loving him irrespective of things. So, God is reworking us now, for the eternity on earth which Adam and Eve failed to achieve. 

 If things are going to be like this, then we  will better understand Paul's letter when he says:

"What I mean brothers, is this: there is not much time left, and from now on married men

should live as though they were not married; those who weep as though they were not sad; those who

laugh, as though they were not happy; those who buy, as though they did not own

what they bought; those who deal in material goods as though they were not fully occupied with them.

FOR THIS WORLD AS IT IS NOW, WILL NOT LAST MUCH LONGER...

 

I will like you to be free from worry. An unmarried man concerns himself with the Lord's work, because he is trying to please the Lord.  But a married man concerns himself  with worldly  matters because   he wants to please his wife.

An unmarried woman or virgin concerns herself with the Lord's work because she wants to be dedicated  both in body and spirit; but a married woman concerns herself with worldly matters, because she wants to please her husband" 1st Corinth. 7:29-34.

Yes, from the beginning before the fall, God gave his command to man, to multiply and fill the earth. Meaning therefore that every man and woman was to get married and reproduce. There was going to be no eunuch or sterility.

But  after the fall, this plan of the Lord changed. It was no longer a priority.  He pushed this forward to the New Heaven and earth as we see in Isaiah 65:17-25.

 To him therefore, if we see that marriage can cause us perish with this perishing world, then we can postpone it  for the future New world.   If in the future world, we will marry, have sex forever, multiple, build houses, etc and enjoy things for ever, then why not be patient just for a while for him to rearrange things? Only the wise that He has open their eyes to see the wonderful coming kingdom of God, can understand this.

We may really be asking how  consciously we will be as regards our now existing life. To this the bible says plainly: “I am making a New earth and New heavens. The events of the past will be completely forgotten" Isaiah 65:17.

 Is all God's mysteries ! Wearing another  new body different from this we  are having  now, I don't think  one will be able to recognize those he had known while on earth, when we will be in the New world.

 If  after resurrection  the apostles couldn't recognize Jesus, I don't think it will be us in another new everlasting earthly body  to be able to   recognize one another. We will be like new creations(Sons of God just like Adam and Eve were in the beginning before they sinned).

God in other words is saying why  are you worrying to enjoy these things just for a while and spend eternity in the lake of fire, while you have the chance to be patient for a while and enjoy them forever?

 We  clearly get this cry of God as we read:

"Do not love the world or anything that belongs to the world. If you LOVE the WORLD,

you do not love the father. Everything that belongs to the world- WHAT THE SINFUL SELF DESIRES,

WHAT PEOPLE SEE AND WANT, AND EVERYTHING IN THIS WORLD, that people  are so

PROUD OF-none of this comes from the Father; it all comes from the WORLD. THE WORLD AND

EVERYTHING IN IT  THAT PEOPLE DESIRE IS PASSING AWAY;

BUT HE WHO DOES THE WILL OF GOD LIVES FOREVER" 1st John2:15-16.

 

Which of the two worlds do you choose brethren? This present one, or the one to come?  As for me, I'm ready to postpone everything in this one now, to get it in the new one to come.  The apostles saw this  plan of God clearly, and chose to  sacrifice even unto death for the new coming world.

Brethren, if we don't see this plan of God so clearly, the devil will successfully distract us with this  perishing body and we will miss the new coming world to spend eternity in the lake of fire. This wonderful book will be of great help to you for your preparation: Imminent End of the  World Fire soon to Dissolve the Earth and all the Works on it in this 3rd Millennium. You can obtain it from the Publisher:

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