By Richard Duke–written October 31, 2016:
Salvation and saved are words of time (realm of time outside the realm of eternity). This age consists of time and space. Spirit is outside the realm of time. Spirit is only space, not time.
Only God can prepare a heart (breath) to be saved (soul) and born again (spirit). So why is all the talk about going out and getting people saved? The soul is in the blood. Leviticus 17:11. The spirit is in the breath. Because they only understand the gospel, and not the gospel of the Kingdom, and hence believe they can do God’s work. This is because the Kingdom of God is not taught; and therefore they bring them into the congregation and make then twice* the child of hell. Matthew 23:15. God prefers some remain just the child of satan and not to be pursued by man so he can make people twice the child of satan. *Twice does not mean two times more. It means the people were children of satan, with little or no interest in God, and Pastors and others pursue them to get them saved (God’s authority and responsibility, not man’s) and do not teach them about the kingdom of God and make them twice the son of hell.
15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
Note the “prophets and righteous men” in the following verse (regarding understanding the Kingdom):
Matt. 13:17 —For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
Matt.13:17. Keep reading. He is talking about the Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew used Kingdom of Heaven and other gospels used Kingdom of God). Read the above carefully. This is the state of the dead churches. The pastors do not know the difference in the gospel and the gospel of the Kingdom.
This is the main one to note: The prophets and righteous men are the thieves who come only to steal (money), kill (the spirit) and destroy (relationship with God). John 10:10. Why? Because they are under the law—all those who came before Christ. These ministers are like all those who came before Jesus (under Mosaic law) and they are thieves and robbers because they are hirelings who teach legalism. John 10:8, 12.
See the attached [NOT ATTACHED] from the book by Derek Prince regarding Teachers. Learn what teachers do and how they are distinguished from evangelists and pastors. Teachers interpret the Scriptures.
Greater Gifts: Teachers (as well as apostles and prophets and others)
“27 Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it. 28 And God [Father] has appointed in the church, first apostles, second prophets, third teachers [evangelists and pastors not listed], then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, various kinds of tongues. 29 All are not apostles, are they? All are not prophets, are they? All are not teachers, are they? All are not workers of[t]miracles, are they? 30 All do not have gifts of healings, do they? All do not speak with tongues, do they? All do not interpret [teachers], do they? 31 But earnestly desire the greater gifts. 1 Corinthians 12:27-31.
Please note that evangelists and pastors are not included in the greater gifts. I have an opinion as to why they are not included in the greater gifts. Evangelists and pastors primarily deal with the gospel (helping God get people saved and born again), where Jesus is the SAVIOR. Apostles, prophets and teachers primarily deal with the gospel of the Kingdom—where Jesus is KING. Focusing solely on salvation (deals with the soul, not the spirit) is man-centered. God is theocentric—He is the center of the universe, not man. The Kingdom of God is most important to God. Seek first the Kingdom…
PLEASE NOTE FROM THE ABOVE THAT TEACHERS INTERPRET:
Regarding the above, can a person have more than one ministry? Paul certainly did. So Yes. Now look at Paul’s words–
Equipping the saints for the work of service, etc:
11 And He (Yeshua/Jesus as stated in verse 10) gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. 14 As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; 15 but speaking the truth [aletheuontes] in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love. Ephesians 4:11-16.
Aletheuontes (above in verse 15) means: to make it one’s business to express the reality of love and not to feign it. Aletheuontes comes from the word “aletheuo” that means: real, actual, not counterfeit, and to act as such.
The above gives the purposes of the 5 ministries—to equip the saints for the work of service; and these ministries—all 5 must exist in order to accomplish what is written in verses 12-16.
If the congregation does not include all of these 5 ministries, then this is what results: The saints are not equipped for the work of service, and the body of Christ is not built up; 13 as we do not attain unity of the faith, and we do not have the knowledge of the Son of God, which causes us not to become mature men, and we do not reach the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. 14 As a result, we are like children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; 5 and we do not speak truth in love, we do not grow up in all aspects into Him who is not our head, as Christ, 16 and the whole body, not fitted and held together, because we are not joined, resulting in each individual part not properly working, causing the body not to grow and thus the body does not build itself in love.
It is incorrect to ask: which church do you attend or do you go to church? That makes us think of a building where the “church” is located or of the particular domination. See last paragraph from the below (we must change our language because the manner in which “church” is used is just plain wrong and misleading); and please note that called out of the world and set apart is the definition of being sanctified (a process); and when Jesus said, many are called but few are chosen (invited), He said that because we are chosen to go through sanctification (being removed from the world systems and becoming more and more holy–sanctification)
Answer: Which church—that is, which denomination of Christianity—is the “true church”? Which church is the one that God loves and cherishes and died for? Which church is His bride? The answer is that no visible church or denomination is the true church, because the bride of Christ is not an institution, but is instead spiritual persons made up of those who have by grace through faith been brought into a close, intimate relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8–9). Those people, no matter which building, denomination, or country they happen to be in, constitute the true church.
In the Bible, we see that the local (or visible) church is nothing more than a gathering of professing believers. In Paul’s letters, the word church is used in two different ways. There are many examples of the word church being used to simply refer to a group of professing believers who meet together on a regular basis (1 Corinthians 16:9; 2 Corinthians 8:1; 11:28). We see Paul’s concern, in his letters, for the individual churches in various cities along his missionary journey. But he also refers to a church that is invisible—a spiritual entity that has close fellowship with Christ, as close as a bride to her husband (Ephesians 5:25, 32), and of which He is the spiritual head (Colossians 1:18; Ephesians 3:21). This church is made up of an unnamed, unspecified group of individuals (Philippians 3:6;1Timothy 3:5) that have Christ in common.
The word church is a translation of the Greek word ekklesia, meaning “a called–out assembly.” The word describes a group of people who have been called out of the world and set apart for the Lord [SANCTIFICATION], and it is always used, in its singular form, to describe a universal group of people who know Christ. The word ekklesia, when pluralized, is used to describe groups of believers who meet together. Interestingly enough, the word church is never used in the Bible to describe a building or organization.
The Greek word for called is invited. The Chosen accept the invitation by going through sanctification.
These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful. Revelation 17:11.
Chosen to war. The chosen are under a King. The King is their ruler (and they live for their Ruler). Jesus as Savior is not the same as Jesus the King.
Rev. 17:14. These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful.
Chosen for sanctification.
2 Thessalonians 2:13: We are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification (continuous—not a one-time event) of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
1 Peter 1:1-2. Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
Sanctification is apparently not taught in most congregations, it appears. Only the gospel and Jesus as Savior are taught. Jesus as King is not taught–deny soul and take up cross and follow Him and sanctification are not mentioned. Most teachings are about being saved–which is the soul, not the spirit.
Those going through sanctification above are the elect. See above 1 Peter 1:2.
The elect and chosen are going through sanctification. Do you hear the words “sanctification” or “holiness” in your services? If a person is not in the Kingdom (Christ in you—Colossians 1:26-27), Jesus said he will be cast into the furnace where there is wailing and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 13:47-51.
Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14 are being led to the furnace and gnashing of teeth—Matthew 13:47-51—and the ministers are thieves and hirelings who come only to steal, kill and destroy (their congregations). John 10:8, 10, 12.
Pastors and rabbis apparently do not understand the Kingdom. It is the hidden mystery and appears to still be hidden. Remember this verse:
26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
A saint is in the body of Christ. The body are those removed from the world. Being remove from the world is the definition of sanctification. Those going thru sanctification are the body of Christ. Those not in the body are not aware of Col. 1:26-27. Still a hidden mystery. This is the state of churches
The Bible says get away. It is why a wall keeps me from going. It is a waste of time and the Bible says leave
They are not equipping me. So what is the purpose of attending? The services are not operated as required by Bible. The result: the saints are not equipped. Note the word “saints” are not being equipped.
Did you believe we are being equipped?
One sees the Kingdom. In other words, the soul (mind) sees the Kingdom. And one cannot see the Kingdom without renewing his mind.
Soul sees the kingdom but you cannot enter (spirit) until mind is renewed.
What does enter mean? A person receives in his spirit Christ, the hope of glory. Colossians 1:26-27.
2 And be not conformed to this world (sanctification): but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind (soul–deny soul take up cross and follow Jesus), that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Without a renewed mind one can’t see kingdom. The Kingdom is a Person. That Person is King Jesus. Christ in you. You in Christ is salvation; and Christ in you, the hope of glory is Christ in you.
Without a renewed mind one cannot see the hidden mystery of all ages and generations which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Because apparently most pastors do not teach aletheia (truth) to their congregations resulting in outside controllers and forces to brain wash those in their congregations. How can one be brain washed and see the kingdom.
Only God can prepare hearts but people are pursued to get them saved and then credit is given for getting them saved (God’s responsibility and thus His authority—the only credit is to Him) and then they are not taught about the Kingdom, which causes these people to be twice the child of hell. Matthew 23:15.
Who and what is a disciple?
Before answering, remember one cannot follow unless he first denies the desires of his soul and takes up his cross (not the cross of Jesus, which is the gospel). Denying the soul and taking up your cross is the Kingdom of God. Have you been taught this or are you being taught this?
Now the answer to who is a disciple?
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32 And ye shall know the truth [aletheia], and the truth [aletheia] shall make you free.
If one is not a disciple then he cannot know aletheia (the truth) because he is brainwashed. He cannot be free. Because he does not care about the truth–what is going on around him—that allows him to be confronted with truths. Peter denied Christ three times. He learned at least two truths about himself: that he was not as strong as he thought and he was self-righteous. Peter was confronted with these two truths. So Peter had the choice of ether dealing with his confrontation with these truths and be set free or ignoring these truths and not being set free.
The church is dead—the name of a sermon by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The Holy Spirit does not lead me to attend congregations where blasphemy is present and where the doctrine of God our Savior Jesus Christ is not being taught (the Kingdom).
The doctrine of God Our Savior Jesus Christ is to deny ungodliness and to be removed from the world, which is sanctification and to live a sober life. Titus 2:10-12. Titus 2:15: “These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.” Who is teaching this?
If the doctrine and of our God and Savior Jesus Christ is not being taught then false doctrine is being taught. False doctrine comes from Jezebel. In other words, Jezebel in Greek means false doctrine.
Jezebel means we have a right to this. Jezebel said to the king that because he was king he has a right to the land he wanted. We have all these buildings and missions and teachings because we are blessed and doing God’s work. They’re teaching “godliness for gain” because the pastors and leaders are pronouncing themselves and their congregations as Godly. Because they are blessed, they say, they are doing such and such—building buildings, creating missions, and on an on—for Christ. The Bible says from such remove thyself. 1 Timothy 6:5 (most versions of the English Bibles deleted this). Then it goes on to say the love of money is the root of all evil. 1 Timothy 6:10.
I highly recommend that you read all of 1 Timothy 6 and Titus 2. They go together. You will see in the beginning verses of both that failure to respect God’s hierarchy is blasphemy. (Most versions of the English Bibles changes the word “blasphemy to another word; but the word in Greek is blasphemeo). 1 Timothy 6:1; Titus 2:5. For example, only men can be pastors, bishops, elders and deacons. 1 Timothy 3:2, 12; Titus 1:6-9. The Bible requires that pastors, bishops, elders and deacons be men (man of one wife). And the Bible is clear about the role of woman: 1 Timothy 2:11-14: 11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
I am tired of hearing that God gave the Torah to us (Jews) of all peoples. The Torah was given to the Jews under the Old law. But after Jesus ascended, and after He returned in the clouds somewhere around 70 AD bringing His Kingdom–Matthew 24; Mark 13; Luke 21–the Torah is also for Gentiles. I am tired of hearing the verse that Jesus did not come to destroy the law and the prophets but to fulfil—Matthew 5:17–without reading the next verse—Matthew 5:18:
18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
Is this being done?
This is what ministers are supposed to be doing. Edifying the ecclesia (called out of the world) so that they are equipped to be saints. Is this being done?
We are equipped when Ephesians 4:11-16 is followed and we are preached the doctrine of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:
12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts (sanctification), we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world [age chosen and continuously saved by going thru sanctification] 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. [Does not say to get us saved] 15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee. [Required to be preached–deny soul, take up cross and follow Jesus to Father; be
This is the doctrine of God our Savior Jesus Christ. Any other doctrine is false doctrine (Jezebel–godliness for gain) and is due to the love of money being the root of all evil. Almost all ministers are preaching false doctrine.
I see clearly the legalism in just the gospel. If the Kingdom is not preached Jesus is not inside the people. Yet they talk about the Holy Spirit inside if them. This appears to be blasphemy toward the Holy Spirit by ministers. I cannot deal with this.
14 For Many are called, but few are chosen.
How many are chosen? FEW.
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and FEW there be that find it.
Do you ever hear these verses?
11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. Matt. 13:11
15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. Matt. 13:15.
16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them. Matt. 13:17.
Continue reading. Jesus is discussing the Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew used Kingdom of Heaven and other gospels used Kingdom of God). Read the above carefully. This is the state of the dead churches.
19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. Matt. 13:19.
The Kingdom is not even preached.
37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; 38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; 39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world [age]. 41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; 42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, 50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 51 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.
If one is not in the Kingdom he belongs to Satan and will burn. The Kingdom is breath and spirit–not soul and blood.
24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified [are crucifying] the flesh with the affections and lusts. Galatians 5:24.
14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
2 Thessalonians 2:13
13 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning CHOSEN you to salvation THROUGH SANCTIFICATION of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
Do you ever hear the above? The church is dead. Sermon by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Sheep are not being equipped to be saints and are not being taught the Kingdom and Jesus said they will be cast into the furnace where there is gnashing of teeth. The thief (pastor) comes only to steal, kill and destroy. John 10:10. And because the God’s hierarchy is not followed (blasphemy), the Jezebel doctrine is followed, which is godliness for gain (look what we have done for God); the love of money is the root of all evil is speaking to minister. John 10:10 (must read carefully John 10:1-9).
Derek Prince: “In many cases it is safer to go to a bar than to a congregation.” He then followed that statement saying that he did not go to bars.