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The Triple Connection

 

We asked our Father Love what new congregations needed to understand first and foremost as a basis of their lives as believers. He responded: forgiveness, identity in Jesus, and the Sabbath.

Those of us who have kept the Sabbath have realized the connection between these three teachings and practices. Allow me to explain.

God calls the Sabbath an identifying sign, a sign of who He is and who we are in Him. It’s a sign “that you may know that I am [the Eternal, the “I am”] who sanctifies you” (Ex. 31:13).

A threefold connection exists in these three main teachings a new believer needs to understand and that few believers have ever accepted. Obviously, Jesus understood this connection. Luke 4:16 says that He kept the Sabbath “as was His custom…” He promptly opened the part of the scroll that established his identity as the Son of God, anointed to preach the gospel of the Kingdom.

The Sabbath in the understanding of the Hebrew letters in the word has the following meaning: return to the covenant or cross. For Jesus it meant to return to His covenant with His Father so He would do and say what He saw His Father say and do. His intimacy with the Father was based in the weekly reminder of His identity in the Sabbath, His oneness with the “I am.” He knew He had been set apart by His Father. Being one with the “I am,” He knew that He was the “I am.”

His identification with the “I am” costs him His life and His reputation. His brothers and sisters thought he was crazy and said so. Imagine the challenge.

I don’t have to imagine it. I was attacked with a life-threatening illness in 1986. God saved me in His mercy from sure death, my former wife being told to prepare for burying me in three hours. God didn’t let me die, but because of my unforgiveness to a ministerial boss, there was a delay. This boss had challenged my identity, which I didn’t understand as a son of my Father Love and a brother of Jesus. That situation obliged my Father to allow problems to bring me back to Him.

I went through twelve years of severe mental illness, wanting to kill myself several times. To this day, twenty years after all who really know me also know I was healed, my immediate family doesn’t think I am healed. Even my family in my native U.S. thinks I am still mentally ill.

As Jesus lives in me, I must call on my Father’s gift of forgiveness to forgive my family, my birth family and the family of my first marriage. Jesus did. He forgave his siblings who cursed him with mental illness. He went through everything we could possibly go through.

The key to the forgiveness Jesus displayed every day of His life was identity. He knew who He was. And that identity was refreshed and solidified every Sabbath day as He was reminded of who His Father was and who He was in Him.

He didn’t allow Himself to be overwhelmed by the opinion of his family and the religious establishment, who called him demon-possessed.

Our Father has taught us to lay down our problems every Friday just before the Sabbath so we could enter into the joy of the Sabbath and have our identity refreshed every week. If we don’t follow that command, we can easily be overwhelmed by our weekly challenges.

God gives also the new moons to lay down our long-term burdens so we don’t have to carry them throughout our lives. We have a “Christian” world that has forgotten the covenant and the cross it represents.

Today, we can emphasize the meaning of the word Shabbat that means, “return to the cross.” Jesus laid down His life for us to give us a new day every day, even if we murdered someone the day before. God always gives us a new day, and a true believer will always forgive us and give us a new day. God forgets our sin. Although a believer may not forget the offense, he or she will not bring it up and considers it as a past that doesn’t exist.

That’s how God want us to consider ourselves, forgiven as if we had never sinned. And that’s where the problem is. Often we can’t forgive ourselves, so God can’t therefore forgive us. He delivers us to the demonic tormentors to drive us back to Him.

You can see why God told us the first teaching that is most important is forgiveness, especially forgiveness of ourselves so we can walk in our identity.

We can finally accept the identity we have in Jesus. Our Father said to Him before He did any mighty works, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

When we accept our Father’s grace to forgive ourselves and others, we can then return to the cross, realizing that Jesus’ blood makes us exactly like Jesus. We can know that our Father sees us like He sees Jesus—exactly. As He is, so are we (1 John 4:17).

John understood. Maybe that’s why he lived so long. He called himself “the disciple Jesus loved.” That’s who each of us believers are, if we will only recognize our identity. It’s easier for Sabbath keepers to understand this truth, but many Sabbath keepers haven’t accepted what their Father offers them—the grace to forgive others and themselves. This is why God told us forgiveness is the first thing.

A Sabbath keeper should understand His identity in Jesus as a beloved son of Father Love, and he should have understood his need to forgive himself and give himself a new day every day. David was a man after God’s own heart. He gave himself a new day after committing adultery and murdering the husband of the woman he slept with.

He didn’t live a live feeling sorry for himself and his fate. Jesus redeemed the situation, allowing him to marry that woman. Jesus had to allow the death of his young son because He hadn’t come to shed His blood to break curses, even from God.

Today we can return to the cross on the Sabbath day, allowing ourselves to see ourselves as totally forgiven with our sins forgotten and erased by our Father because of Jesus’ blood. God has given us everything in the Sabbath day, identity and forgiveness, if only we will take advantage of it. Shabbat shalom!

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph Prince Caught in Heresy!

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We love Joseph Prince. We pray for his repentance, and we follow our calling of crying aloud and showing God’s people their sins (Isaiah 58:1). Pastor Joseph believes there is no more law, which means there is no more sin and nothing to confess. But when we see that heresy is being preached, we must come against it and state clearly what the Word of God says.

 

Today, February 25, this man of God declared that Matthew 24 applied only to the Jews, since the Sabbath, mentioned in verse 20, was Jewish.

 

First of all, it’s not true to say the Sabbath was Jewish. Adam was not Jewish. Jesus made the Sabbath for mankind, not just the Jew.

 

Matthew 24 is not directed to the Jews. Jesus was talking to His disciples. While it’s true that most of them were Jews, not all were. The word disciple means follower. These men were followers and believers in Jesus. Today we call them Christians, even though the Bible calls them believers.

 

It’s ironic that the heresy Joseph Prince preaches is mentioned in this chapter, where Jesus warns us that many will come to mislead us and deceive us. The grace revolution is a major deception, which contradicts what the Bible says about the Kingdom of God and its laws of love. God loves all, but He hates lawlessness (Mat. 5:19).

 

Jesus said that the gate to death was a wide one. It doesn’t matter to God how many preachers teach heresy. His truth stands. The belief that this chapter applies only to the Jews is heresy. The belief that Jesus could not sin, and thus was not tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin, is a heresy. It doesn’t matter how many theologians agree with this heresy.

 

Pastor Joseph stated that anyone who minimized the truth that Jesus was fully man was preaching heresy. That’s exactly what he is stating, that Jesus wasn’t really tempted to where he could possibly sin. Jesus  said the flesh was weak, and He was in the flesh. Satan wouldn’t have wasted his time in tempting Jesus to worship him if such a thing wasn’t possible.

 

Jesus had to be like us His brothers “in all things” (Heb. 2:17) in order to truly understand us and be our High Priest. He said He could do nothing of Himself, without the Father’s help, and He says we can do nothing without Him (John 15:5).

 

Will the Jew who endures to the end be saved (Mat.24: 13)? No. Only believers will be saved. Many false prophets will arise and teach lawlessness, and most people’s love (not just the Jews) will grow cold (Mat. 24:11-12). Don’t fall for heresy!

Big Surprise for Joseph Prince!

Joseph Prince made a comment that one day he will regret when he hears it directly from Jesus Christ, since he doesn’t seem to want to hear it, not unlike the whole Christian world. He said the day we keep is a non-critical issue. No! Isaiah 56 shows the truth God has shown us, that the two most critical issues in the body of Christ in the last days are the name of Jesus versus Lord, who is demon named quagmire (ask any high-level witch!) and the Sabbath day, which any dictionary will tell you is Saturday! And you will never read anything different than this seventh day in the Bible. It’s keeping the Sabbath that protects us from the great falling away to lawlessness that sounds so good, but is deceptively false and deadly! “Will the real gospel please stand up?” asks Joseph. Read Mark 1:14-15 and Matthew 24:14 and you’ll see it’s NOT the gospel of grace! Read more…

And Joseph, please receive this from those who know more about the law than you. Acts 15 talks only about men who claimed you must be circumcised to be saved, period. Keeping God’s laws was NOT in question, no matter how many times you may repeat this lie! The foreskin of your heart must be removed, but not the physical foreskin.

Your hero, the apostle Paul, who said his hero was Jesus (1 Cor. 11:1), said this: “Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but what matters is the
keeping of the commandments of God” (I Cor. 7:19).

Is the Sabbath a commandment of God? Yes, the only one He said to remember. If you want to argue about whose commandments matter, notice it says God, not Jesus. Now Jesus was indeed the Word who spoke the Ten Commandments, but we can’t expect the Christian world to believe that. But Paul did say God, to make sure no one would confuse the truth of who said it. People think the Father gave the Ten Commandments, which is false. However, Paul used Jesus when he meant Jesus, and used the term God when He meant the Father.

In reality, they are both God, and Jesus never said anything different from His Father. Here Paul is saying the commandments of God matter. They aren’t a non-critical issue. Actually, every word of God is critical because Jesus tells us we are to live by every word of God. This is called a dabar or word, but it’s one of the most important words ever written. It’s a test commandment (Ex. 16:28).

God gave this manna test, which was a Sabbath test, even before He gave the Ten Commandments officially to His people at Sinai. It’s a test the Christian world hasn’t passed, which is why the Lord, not Jesus, told Joseph Prince, to preach the false gospel of grace. This falseness opens the door to great error, such as the surprisingly inaccurate statement made by Joseph today.

Joseph, we love you and forgive you, and look forward to your repentance.

The Whole Counsel of God

I confess. I had not noticed this verse, Acts 20:24, that speaks of the gospel of the grace of God. I must add, however, that I was seeking the whole counsel of God as verse 27 states.

The whole counsel of God includes the whole Bible. I can’t rewrite the whole e-book on the grace revolution here, but I can remind myself and my readers that my first reaction to this anti-biblical doctrine of grace was to write about the theme of the Bible. That theme is the Kingdom of God.

We find it as you start reading the Bible in Genesis 1, verse 26. It never changes throughout the Bible, including in Acts 20, verse 25.

You can pick and choose verses hear and there without taking into consideration the whole counsel of God (Acts 20:27), but in so doing you are adulterating the Word of God.

The Kingdom message is the Bible message, and it is the crux of the gospel message that Jesus and Paul brought (Mark 1:14-15), and it is a message prophesied to go out in his last days (Mat. 24:14).

Jesus said He did not, I repeat not, come to do away with the law. He said that those who do will be called least in the Kingdom. Notice the emphasis again: the central message of the Kingdom of God and the importance of the laws of that Kingdom.

Yes, the gospel of the Kingdom includes the aspect of the grace of God, but if it’s a grace that teaches lawlessness, it isn’t the true gospel.

The false gospel Paul speaks of in Galatians involved circumcision and witchcraft (Gal, 3:1; 5:11). In no way did it involve God’s moral law. It was a different gospel than the true gospel of the Kingdom.

The arguments against God’s laws of love hold no water. They are part of this great end-time deception sweeping the Christian. World. If you swallow it, you may still be saved at a later date, but you’ll miss out on marrying the real Jesus when he returns.

Read the whole Bible. Embrace the whole counsel and purpose of God, which is summed up in His Kingdom of Love. Pick and choose, and you may lose.

A Word for Believers Losing Hope

We are entering a season of unprecedented attacks of all sorts on true believers. The world is suffering from utter hopelessness, and Satan is launching an all-out attack on true believers to wear them down and cause them to lose hope. As I was meditating on the extreme attack in two situations where believers who were losing hope had asked for prayers, I asked God what I could possibly say to them. He told me that words were cheap at a time like this for them, but He did give me these words we hope will give some encouragement…

Your Father will prove His love to you if you don’t give up on Him. I know you feel abandoned. But I gave you Jesus so you wouldn’t feel abandoned even when all circumstances scream that you are. I did abandon My only Son on the cross, and at the time he cried out, “My God, My God, why have You abandoned Me?”

He couldn’t even call me Daddy anymore. But you can because I abandoned Him so I would never ever abandon you. I am your Daddy who provides for you even when everything seems hopeless and useless.

Trust Me. I make all things work out for good, even the extremely bad things. I see success ahead if you don’t give up on the One was proven His love for you by giving up Jesus for you. Make Jesus and Me your everything, and I will give you everything you need and more in My timing.

Keepers of the Fourth Commandment, Arise and Unite!

To the relief of those of us who keep God’s days, the Christmas season is finally over. Which days are truly God’s days? God showed us years ago that the two major tests in the end time would be the name of Jesus and one of the commandments of Jesus involving God’s day of worship. Jesus said, “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments” (John 14:15). One of Ten Commandments is a test commandment as well as one of the first covenants God made with man. The Bible clearly says that this covenant will still be in force when Jesus returns to rule the earth. Yet the vast majority of Christians today have turned their backs on this commandment. They reason around the clear words of the Bible, which never ordained Sunday as the day of rest and worship. Few keep God’s day today, and even those who do keep it, keep it alone. What does the Bible say about observing it alone? Read more…

In ignorance many claim that the New Testament never repeats the Sabbath commandment. Yet as you read the gospel accounts, you will discover that the Sabbath is mentioned more than any commandment. Jesus even said, “The Sabbath was made for man and not man for the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is [Divine Master] of the Sabbath” (Mark 2:27-28).

Paul believed “everything that is in accordance with the Law and is written in the Prophets” (Acts 24:14). He declared that he had never committed any offense against the law (Acts 25:8). Never. That means when he accepted Jesus, he never stopped observing the Sabbath day. The writer of Hebrews declares, “So there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God” (Heb. 4:9).

The writer leaves no doubt about which they was the Christian Sabbath, for he says that we must rest from our works as God did from His (verse 10). The member of the God Family who spoke with man in the Garden of Eden was the one who spoke the words of creation. He was Jesus before His birth as a man. Jesus made the Sabbath for man, and Adam was the first man, not the first Jew.

One of the purposes of the Sabbath is often overlooked, and it explains why believers who keep the Sabbath alone should seek out others in their area who observe the same day.

The Bible encourages us to “consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds” (Heb. 10:24). And how are we supposed to do that?

One of the ways is expressed in the very next verse: “… not for seeking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near” (Heb. 10:25).

The day of Jesus’ return is extremely close. As that day approaches, it becomes more and more important for Sabbath keepers to meet together when possible.

Why? The reason is that the Sabbath is the day of love, the day when the God whose name is Love convokes His people.

God says, “Gather My godly ones to Me, those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice” (Ps. 50:5). God’s ultimate purpose is to gather His godly ones, plural, to Him on the day of His Sabbath covenant. It is indeed a sacrifice to come out of the world, even the Christian world that keeps the wrong day, and often receive persecution for obeying God.

Those who choose to obey need encouragement. They need others to join with them and stimulate them to further good works. It’s a day of fellowship with God and with other believers.

God’s appointed times are holy convocations, commanded assemblies where God tells us to come together to worship Him (Lev. 23:1-3). Sometimes we have to keep the Sabbath alone because we’re the only Sabbath keepers in a certain area.

In times past on our popular blog Sabbath keepers could connect. Now we are required to ask bloggers to include their emails. We don’t do this to make your life difficult or to cause fear. We only do it because we are required to do so. We promise never to use your emails inappropriately.

However, posting your email so that you can post comments on a blog will allow you to communicate with us and receive answers to questions as well as to communicate other Sabbath keepers in your area who are seeking to fellowship with other believers.

Years ago one young lady wrote how she yearned to fellowship with other Sabbath keepers. Her boyfriend and her began riding around the neighborhood and praying in the Spirit for revelation on a Sabbath home group. Her boyfriend received a word from God to stop at a certain house, where they were warmly welcomed into a Sabbath keeping group.

Finding a Sabbath home group may not be as miraculous for you, but you can make such an occurrence easier by posting your email on our blog and began posting comments. Who knows whom you may connect with in your area? You may be able to show love on the Sabbath day by your very presence as you fellowship with other believers who keep the fourth commandment.

The amazing answer this question is found in Romans 10:14-16. It reads, “How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news of good things!” However, they did not all heed the good news; for Isaiah says, “[Eternal], was who has believed our report?”

Fact is, a false gospel of grace is going out that is being hailed by a surprising number of believers, including pastors and TV evangelists. That highly acclaimed false gospel of lawlessness, condemned by Jesus (Mat. 5:19), is only the beginning of the end-time, great falling away that opens the door to the appearance of the man of lawlessness.

“Honesty is such a lonely word,” went the lyrics of a popular song. The true gospel Jesus preached and prophesied to be preached in the last days is none other than the gospel of the Kingdom (Mat. 24:14). The Bible does talk about grace, but the true gospel has never been the gospel of grace but the good news of the Kingdom of God, and it includes of necessity the laws of that Kingdom of Love.

How can believers believe a report they have never heard? Rare are the preachers of the Kingdom, and Satan is trying to attack them and be rid of them. Witness the perishing of Myles Munroe.

God does promise to send a future “Elijah” who will restore the hearts of God’s children to their Father, and these verses, Malachi 4: 5-6, follow the verse that enjoins us to remember “the law of Moses My servant.” Jesus is the “My” here who is the Word that gave the law to Moses, and then brought grace and truth to live in believers in the person of Jesus to empower them to keep that same law in all its spiritual scope.

Our calling is Isaiah 58 and 59:1-3, and we are called to lift our voices in a desert of religious confusion to prepare the way for this Elijah, who himself will prepare the way of Jesus’ return. While this gospel of the kingdom is indeed going out worldwide on the Internet for the moment, few indeed are listening. You are. So you, whether you are a Christian who is awake or asleep like most, are blessed indeed to be hearing it.

We believe you are the most blessed blog readers in the world because you have the rare opportunity to hear the true gospel and to act on it while there’s still time.

The enemy doesn’t want this message to be heard, but you can read it here and be one of the few who hears this rare report of truth and believes and acts on it. You can hear the true gospel right now, right here…http://www.amazon.ca/Grace-Revolution—Deadly-Deception-ebook/dp/B00JTWA6SG/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=U. ” title=”Grace Revolution?” target=”_blank”>http://www.amazon.ca/Grace-Revolution—Deadly-Deception-ebook/dp/B00JTWA6SG/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=U.

Answer to Our Question re: Joseph Prince Blog

I always assumed commentators were right in declaring that chesed meant grace, but that contradicts the clear words of John 1:17. In other words, the grace revolution proponents are contradicting their very them verse and adding to their schizophrenic declarations about the subject of grace. The verse says that the law came through Moses (which of course came directly to Moses through God, who was the One who became Jesus).

Remember the last part of that verse: grace and truth came through Jesus Christ when He came as a man. So God is saying there was no real grace in the First Testament, which is a favorite argument of the grace revolution.

Was there mercy? Of course. God is a God of mercy. But grace or the empowerment to obey the laws of love God gave in the Hebrew Scriptures came through Jesus when He came in the flesh as a man to die for us.

They are stretching it. Because they believe so firmly in this false grace doctrine, they try to say it’s been there all along in the Bible. But it hasn’t! They simply want it to be true so they can pretend that the same God has always been a God of grace.

Why would God say, “O, that there were such a heart in them, that they would love Me and keep My commandments, “ my paraphrase of Deuteronomy 5:29?

The simple answer is that Jesus, who is the Word who spoke the Ten Commandments, was saying this: I am Grace with a capital G. I’m coming to die for your sins, your breaking of My law, and to then live within you so you have the power to change the focus from “Thou shalt not…” to “Love does not….”

The grace revolutionists don’t like that focus because they want you to see the law as bad, not good. Yet God says the law is good throughout the Bible. He never puts a bad spin on His commandments as the grace people do, as Joseph Prince has done on his broadcast today, Thursday, December 18.

We must challenge him. His statement contradicts his own theme verse of John 1:17. He’s taking away what makes Jesus different in the New Testament than in the “old,” which is not old at all.

How could Jesus come to bring grace if it already existed? How could the law be in our hearts unless Jesus, Grace personified, is now in our hearts (Jeremiah 31 and Hebrews 8). If you read those two chapters together, you will understand what grace is.

Grace is having Jesus in your heart so His laws that He gave long ago will be in your heart. You now have the empowerment, the grace, to perform what your flesh can’t.
You will understand that the whole Bible is to be observed by the power of Jesus or grace within us.

A believer will have the strength to buck the crowd and stop keeping the pagan holidays like Christmas that have been baptized Christian when Jesus never did!
They will actually have the power to obey the last few verses of Deuteronomy 12 and the clear verses of Jeremiah 10 that gives a surprisingly accurate description of the Christmas tree!

I takes courage to go against the mainstream. “But everybody who’s anybody keeps Christmas! You must be in a cult.” No. It takes courage and Grace to keep God’s laws, even His unpopular laws.

Will you have the courage and the grace to come out of the world to obey God this December 25? The good news is the grace to keep the laws of the Kingdom of God came with Jesus, and He lives in you! You can do it!

Will you swallow the lie I swallowed years ago? It’s one of the many lies of this popular grace revolution, which is in reality a grace rebellion against the laws of love of our God of love. These laws are the basis of the Kingdom of God, which is the only true gospel. Jesus preached it, and so did Paul! It’s a lie that is all too common in the Christian world. It involves pretending you know the Hebrew when what you say contradicts the plain Word of God. This lie even contradicts the very theme verse of this grace revolution, John 1:17. What is this dangerous lie? It involves the meaning of the Hebrew word chesed. It even involves the pagan celebrations of December 25! Yes, pagan celebrations! Read more…

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