Monday 6 June 2022

God's Eternal Plan (CW62)

       Coming World War 3

Fall of Lucifer
Isa14:12-14  "How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart: 'I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.'
    Lucifer, also known as Satan or the Devil rebelled against God for he wanted to be God and to sit on the throne of God, so that all will worship him as God.

Throne Given to Overcomers
Rev 3:21  To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.
    So after the fall of Lucifer and before the foundation of the world, God chose weak and fragile men (not angels), created in His image, to be predestined to sit on His throne on the condition that they can overcome the wiles of Satan.

Predestined 'Word made Flesh'
1Pet 1:19-20  but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you.
    God predestined that the Word was made in the form of a man and that through His sufferings as the Lamb of God, He will be able to help men overcome the wiles of Satan.
Heb 2:18  For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.

Man Created in His Image
Gen 1:27; 2:16-17  So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
    God created men in His own image and gave them their free will. Men failed miserably when tempted by the Devil. Since then man worshiped idols and commit all types of abominations. Even the descendants of Abraham under the Mosiac Covenant, with Yahweh displaying His presence, miracles, blessings, signs and wonders, yet they rebelled against Him.

The New Covenant
Rom 10:9  that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
    With this new covenant, if anyone (not angels) chooses to believe the gospel (His death, redemption, resurrection, etc.) then he will be saved with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

Sons of God
Rom 8:16  The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs -- heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.
    It was predestined that whoever suffers with Jesus, he will be counted worthy to be joint heir with Christ.
Gal 3:26  For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.

Love for Jesus
John 14:23  Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him."
    All Christians are called to love God. Almost every Christian will sing, praise, worship and declares that he loves Jesus, but many refuse to keep His word of forgiving his enemy, merciful, love one another, blameless, generous, kind, holy, humble, free from heresy, etc.
    Even though these Christians choose to love Jesus, yet they did not keep His words, so God will not choose them for they do not love Him.
John 14:24  "He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father's who sent Me."

Anointed Endtime Teachers (CW61)

    Coming World War 3

Dan 12:4  "But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase."

Uniqueness of Endtime which surprisingly has been fulfilled during these two decades.
1. many shall run to and fro
    Since 1993 the start of the last days (U06), the construction of good expressways, high-speed trains and big planes has made travelling long distances cheap and fast. The competitive travel industry had made traveling overseas for holidays affordable to those in the West and also the developing nations. Travelling long distances daily to work is the norm, which was impossible in the early days on horses.
2. knowledge shall increase
    During these 25 years, with the help of supercomputers, knowledge is so advanced that we have discovered and also with understanding many mysteries of God's creation - in physics, DNA, nanotechnology, medical fields, space travel, etc. Today we are boasting of extending our life span to 200 years soon and researchers are competing to improve Artificial Intelligence.

Anointed Endtime Vessels
Brethren, we are living in the most interesting last days when God will reveal His truth to His people. Let's prepare ourselves to be His vessels and channels of blessings to our beloved brethren. Since God is righteous and just, He can only reveal His truth in accordance to His words.

John 14:15-17a, 26  "If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever — the Spirit of truth.... But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you."
    Unless we keep His commandments (the sign of our love for Him), we will not get the anointing of the Spirit of truth to enable us to understand His signs, truth, will, prophecies and teachings.

What are His commandments?
1. John 13:34  "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another."
2. Mat 5:44  "But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you"
3. Mat 6:19  "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth..."
(We will be judged by hoarding His money or talent in Mat 25:24-30)
4. Mat 7:12  "Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets."

These are only a few of His commandments. The Endtime parable of the sheep and goats (please read Mat 25:31-46) reveals the mistakes, laziness, weaknesses, lovelessness and hypocrisy of Endtime Christians for our repentance. So please brethren, be His beloved sheep.

Brethren, our Lord will only reveal the truth of Endtime Signs and prophecies to all those who love Him and have kept His words and commandments. Sorry for those worldly, carnal, covetous and sensual pastors, Christian leaders and hypocrites, for they do not have truth in them. Repent, and you will find His love and truth again.

Doing God's Work (CW60)

       Coming World War 3
With World War 3 around the corner and a quarter of all mankind facing death caused by weapons of mass destruction, famines, starvation, pestilences and deadly diseases, only God can protect and nourish us. Jesus had done everything for us and we only need to believe Him so that He can help and deliver us.

Just Believe, That's All
John 6:27-29  "Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him." Then they said to Him, "What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?" Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent."
    Our Lord Jesus Christ told His disciples to labor for food leading to everlasting life. They are to labor to believe in Jesus Christ whom God had sent.

Brethren, we have to labour to believe Him until we go back to Him in heaven:-
1. He is our Savior - we do not need to seek salvation by good works. Our sins are cleansed by His death on the cross and we only need to repent: So confess your sins
2. He is the Almighty God - we do not need to trust and worship idols or men. Nothing is impossible to Him in nourishing, helping, comforting and protecting you.
3. He is our King of kings - we are King's kids: The Devil cannot harm us
4. He is our Father God - as children of God, Satan and his demons cannot harm us
5. He is our Healer - we do not need medicine for the healing of wounds, sicknesses and pains.
6. He is our Provider - He will nourish us for the duration and beyond the whole period of World War 3 (lasting possibly a year) when everyone will be starving.
7. He is faithful to His word - we only need to keep our part of the covenant and He will fulfill His promises.
8. He is Merciful - He will always forgive those with humble and repentant hearts.
9. He keeps His Covenant - we will know where we stand in His sight for He honours His promises.
10. He is our Peace
John 14:22  "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."
    When we face WW3 and the horrific destructions, we can trust Him enough to allow His words to minister to us so that we can find His peace within us.

He loves us above All
Rom 8:35,38-39  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?.. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Faith with Works
Jam 2:26  For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
    Brethren, do we really believe our Lord Jesus enough (just a few examples above), that we can walk out our faith in Him. All those who love Him will believe Him and they will walk out their faith in Him.

Just Trust and Obey for there is no other way.

Sunday 5 June 2022

How Jesus Rebuilt the Temple of God ? (CW59)

      Coming World War 3

John 2:19  Jesus answered and said to them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up." Then the Jews said, "It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?" But He was speaking of the temple of His body.
    There are so many speculations on when the law (Judaism) ended and the period of grace began. Our Lord told the Jews that He would rebuild the temple of God in 3 days.

Destruction of the Temple
Mark 15:37-38  And Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and breathed His last. Then the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.
    At the death of our Lord Jesus on the cross, the veil of the temple of God was torn. At God's departure from the Most Holy Place, the temple was discarded (destroyed) by Him, resulting in the end of Judaism.

At His death on the cross, all these items were fulfilled by Him:-
1. Bronze Altar - Sacrificed as the Lamb of God
2. Bronze Laver - Obeyed God and was baptised by John the Baptist.
3. Table of Showbread - He was the Bread of life.
4. Golden Lampstand - He was the Light of the world.
5. Golden Altar - He was offered as sweet incense to God.
6. Ark of Testimony consisted of
  a) Ten Commandments - Word of God
  b) Aaron's rod - Perfect Priest
  c) Book of the law - Word of life
7. Mercy Seat - Jesus is so merciful that even at His death, He showed these mercies to us:-
a) He tasted death for us
Heb 2:9  But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.
   Since all men fear death, our Lord Himself tasted death on our behalf so that we will not taste the horror of death.
b) Delivered us from Fear of Death
Heb 2:14-15  Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
    Through His death, He destroyed the devil's power of death, to release Christians from the fear of death.

Discarded Temple
    Though the temple was discarded by God at the death of Jesus, yet God did not tear it down for the sake of saving the devout Jews coming back from a distant land to observe the Jewish feasts. In Acts 1-4, thousands of Jews were saved, and Apostle Paul rushed back to Jerusalem (Act 18:21) for the feast to evangelize the devout Jews.

Temple of God Rebuilt in 3 Days
Luke 24:1, 6-7  Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared... "He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, saying, 'The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.'"
   At His Resurrection (three days after His death), He rebuilt the temple of God with all the 7 items within, thereby replacing the discarded Herod's Temple.

Born Again Christian
John 20:21-22  So Jesus said to them again, "Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you." And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit."
    Then Jesus gave His disciples the Holy Spirit to become born-again Christians. Every Christian can start to build his own temple of God within his body on His foundation.

Establishing God's Throne (CW58)

       Coming World War 3

1Cor 3:10-11,16  According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ... Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
    Apostle Paul has helped us to build our foundation based on Christ Jesus. It is our job to build the temple of God in accordance to His design. So far we do manage to understand from the temple of God, a few important truths to help us walk along His path to holiness.
2Cor 7:1  Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

1. Bronze Altar - Salvation,  sins cleansed and forgiven.
2. Bronze Laver - Water baptism to His death (sanctification, crucified)
Rom 6:3  Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?
3. Golden Table of Showbread and Golden Lampstand - Baptism of the Holy Spirit of truth, where His truth will enlighten us into all wisdom and understanding.

The Golden Altar of Incense
Rev 8:3-4  Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel's hand.
    At the golden Altar the Priesthood burned incense to Him. When you are a living sacrifice (love as Jesus had loved us), then you are the incense offered at the golden Altar.
Rom 12:1  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.

Perfect Sacrifice
Heb 10:5  Therefore, when He came into the world, He said: "Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but a body You have prepared for Me.
    When you live only for Him, then you are the perfect body (sacrifice) for Him.
Gal 2:20  I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

Ark of the Covenant
The Mercy Seat sits on the Ark as its foundation, which consists of the ten commandments tablets, the budded branch of Aaron (heresy) and the book of the Law.
    Brethren, keep away from wrong doctrines, distorted truth and heresies. In the new Covenant with Jesus, we keep only the commandments of our Lord Jesus Christ and the words of our Lord and the Epistles of the Apostles. Do not keep the Law or Prophets.
The Mercy Seat
Luke 6:36  "Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful."
    Brethren, we must always be merciful to the poor, needy, destitutes and brethren. But when our love is perfected, we will be merciful even to our enemies, then the Mercy Seat is within us.
1John 2:5  But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.

John 14:23  Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him."
    Brethren, when we have completed His Temple, the Father and our Lord Jesus will dwell on His throne within us because we keep His word.

Establishing the Temple (CW57)

       Coming World War 3

As a new Christian, you have just presented yourself before the Bronze Altar, where the servant of God (Priest), had led you in the sinner's prayer of salvation (Jesus Christ was offered as the sacrificial Lamb). Immediately, the blood of Jesus cleanses you of all sins and unrighteousness and the Holy Spirit of redemption then dwells in you making your physical body the temple of God.
    Since your body is the temple of God you must not grieve the Holy Spirit with sins. Instead, you must ensure that your body is holy and worthy for Him to dwell joyfully within you by setting it up with the various articles that He had designed.

1. The Bronze Altar
Eph 1:7  In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace
    If we believe the gospel and come before the Lord to confess and repent of our sins, then we have established the bronze Altar in the Temple within us.
1John 1:9  If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Royal Priesthood
1Pet 2:9  But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
    At our salvation, we are all called to be His royal priesthood or disciples. To be His disciples we must deny ourselves and then follow Him and His words.
Mat 16:24  Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.

Holiness unto the Lord
2. The Bronze Laver
Eph 5:26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word,
   By obeying His commandments, we are being cleansed from our lusts, carnality, worldliness and wickedness, then we have established the bronze Laver in the Temple. As we love Him more we will slowly forsake the world and the things therein, till we can enter into the Holy Place.
2Cor 4:2  But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

3. Table of Showbread
Mat 4:4  But He answered and said, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.'"      
    After entering into the Holy Place, when we will hunger for His words in the Bible (not books), then we have established the table of showbread.
John 14:23  Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him."

4. Golden Lampstand
Eph 1:17-18  that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
    As we express our love for Him by keeping His commandments, He will baptised us with the Holy Spirit of truth, to guide us into all truth thus establishing the Lampstand.
John 16:13  "However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come."

Praise the Lord that the Holy Spirit will be happy dwelling inside the Holy Place within us.

I Will Speak In Parables (cCW56)

       Coming World War 3

John 16:25  "These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; but the time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but I will tell you plainly about the Father."
     Our Lord taught and guided His disciples at every opportunity. Regrettably, they could not understand His parables due to the absence of the Holy Spirit, who was given only to the anointed Israelites (priesthood, prophets and kings) then.
Luke 8:9  Then His disciples asked Him, saying, "What does this parable mean?"

Mat 21:45  Now when the chief priests and Pharisees heard His parables, they perceived that He was speaking of them. But when they sought to lay hands on Him, they feared the multitudes, because they took Him for a prophet.
    The Jews, specifically the spiritual leaders understood many of His parables for they were the people of God and had the Holy Spirit (until the death of our Lord Jesus). God wanted them to understand so that they would repent and be saved. One of such examples is the follower, Nicodemus. Foolishly, the Jews lose the entitlement when they put our Lord to death.

Mat 13:34-35  All these things Jesus spoke to the multitude in parables; and without a parable He did not speak to them, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: "I will open My mouth in parables; I will utter things kept secret from the foundation of the world."
    Hidden in the parables are the secrets and mysteries of the Kingdom of God. All those without the Holy Spirit will not be able to understand them, for God kept the secrets from them.

But the time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language
    Our Lord was crucified a few hours after these final instructions. After His resurrection, He gave His disciples the Holy Spirit as a seal of redemption.
    After our Lord was glorified, the believers were filled with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of spiritual gifts.
    On a different note, His disciples were baptized with the Spirit of truth, who would teach them all things.

John 16:13a  "However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth;"
    Brethren, unless we are baptized with the Holy Spirit by our Lord Jesus Christ (not by man) with the Spirit of Truth, our understanding of the word of God, and the parables of Jesus will be limited.