Saints are Ambassadors appointed to be Priests Update from May 14, 2012

 

 

I AM WHAT I AM BECAUSE OF HIS GRACE. I UNDERSTAND WHAT I KNOW BECAUSE OF HIS GRACE.
See notes below on background information.  

Note:  I found this Blog I had originally written back in 2012  – when I was going through tremendous trials.  I found this Blog because of recent research on this subject.
 I updated it to include a growing trend of false teachers who are Pharisees straining at gnats while swallowing camels. Who attempt to restrict and bar the Saint from knowing who they are in Christ and their role with Christ in ruling with Him.
Note: There are those who believe the the Body of Christ are not saints. This is unbiblical.  This is addressed in links below. 
Don’t let the Pharisee false teacher steal your crowns
Do NOT be deceived by Dominion Theology #EndTimes #Maranatha (thethirdheaventraveler.com)

ALL SCRIPTURE IN KING JAMES BIBLE

  • You are an ambassador appointed to be a Priest because you’ve come up close and personal to a deeper understanding of Luke 14:26-27; Hebrews 10:38; Luke 9:62; Matthew 13:21-22. Romans 15:15,16, Romans 12:1, Ephesians 2:8,9, and ESPECIALLY – in this context – REVELATION 1:9,10, 5:9,10, 12:5, 20:5.
  • You’re in the midst of trials and tribulation and testing.  God has chosen you in the furnace of affliction and you know our Lord Jesus is with you in the midst of this furnace and yet you feel completely at peace and your joy knows no boundary.  
  • As with your fellow Saints, you know you’re being prepared through trails, tribulation and testing as you take the cross. This all started when you heard our Master command you to GO, then COME, then TAKE UP THE CROSS. (Mark 10:21)  
    Jesus said to the young rich man: “One thing you lack: “GO” your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and “COME” “TAKE UP THE CROSS” and follow me. (Mark 10:21). 
  • As Oswald Chambers wrote, “Very few of us truly know what is meant by the absolute “go” of unconditional identification with, and abandonment and surrender to, Jesus. 
  • You’re not asking why because you know you’ve taken up the cross and are pressing in closer, you don’t want to miss the mark, because you know you’ve heard our Master’s call and you yearn for Him, you can’t get enough of him as the Shulamite yearned for and sought out her Shepherd in the Song of Songs. You don’t want to miss out on what God has in store for you.
Don’t miss out of your REWARDS dear Saint.  The BEMA SEAT judges our works.
Study on the BEMA
  • You know the servant is not greater than His master. If our Lord suffered so shall we do likewise. 
  • You know the reasons for your calling is because you’re in an empirical understanding of a relationship with Jesus and to do that you must and are being weaned from milk to find the meat. This is where the mature Saint wants to be.

  See study on experiencing Jesus

Why God Engineers our circumstances to test us FAR Beyond our Limit (thethirdheaventraveler.com)

  • You know that the ultimate purpose of your calling is to be a joint heir with Christ and heirs–heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. You know this is all for the glory of God.
Romans 8:17

“And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.”

  • Knowing this you know that Christ learned obedience through his sufferings. In other words, Christ learned to submit to God’s will in his suffering, which would lead to his death. Christ’s learned that His suffering is what qualified him to be High Priest under the order of Melchizedek. And subsequently through our obedience to him we are saved. (Hebrews 5:8-10)
  • You know the word consecration adheres closely to the law of sowing and reaping. You understand the moment you were  called out to be separate you had to first consecrate yourself to our Lord and by faith you know God then immediately consecrated you, gave you the Holy Spirit to empower you with the authority to be His Royal Priest.
  • You know you can’t fulfill this commission on your own strength or ability. You know there’s over 4,000 years of history in the Bible where the children of God tried under the old covenant and failed, but God through His great grace and mercy gave us a new covenant through the perfect sacrifice of His only begotten son, Jesus Christ, that we are saved, justified, sanctified – including being sanctified – and will ultimately be glorified.  Amen.
  • You understand your calling under Jesus the High Priest according to the order of Melchizedek  king-priest connection; walking/functioning completely in the Spirit and not the flesh.

 

  • You know and understand the urgency to read, study, and  learn and then apply yourself to what are the awesome, incredible responsibilities, duties, requirements of a Royal Priest of God.  


Amen!  Maranatha!

NOTES:

DO NOT FALL PREY TO THE HYPER-DISPENSATIONALISTS and their kind who tell you the Body of Christ is not in the book and prophecy of Revelation.  Who lie and say the Body of Christ has no part in the Millennial Kingdom.
Why Hyper-Dispensationalists Remove Prophecy for the Church (thethirdheaventraveler.com)
Only a person who issaved can be consecrated by God to be His Ambassador here on earth 2 Corinthians 5:20 in the here and now and His Priest on earth during the Millennial Kingdom Revelation 20:5.
   Therefore, the selection process is straightforward and quite simple.  Those who are saved are members of the Body of Christ. Each of us will be rewarded for our works here on earth in this realm.  See my study on knowing our position in Christ and being good soldiers.

To be a Good Soldier for Jesus We have to Know our Authority and Responsibility in order to Strive Lawfully (thethirdheaventraveler.com)
However, once were saved is when the battle begins, the process of sanctification of growing up to know our true role as Christians and as Priests of God, even to the judging of Angels. Revelation 20:5,  1 Corinthians 6:3.
Unfortunately, many are called but few are chosen, they’d rather remain as babies instead of growing up, or they turn back or are distracted with the cares of this world.
Although Matthew 22:14 refers to people who have a chance to come to Jesus, but scripture is clear we Saints are in a race and we will be rewarded accordingly. Study for yourself the BEMA JUDGMENT.  Revelation Chapters 1 through 3. 1 Corinthians 4:5, 2 Corinthians 5:10, 1 John 2:28.
This is pretty amazing considering no one, not one person is justified before God, (Romans 3:20) ; but by God’s great grace, as a free gift, God has made anyone who believes in Jesus Christ to be made righteous (holy before God), and justified (blameless before God) and worthy before God to be His saint.
For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23)

Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus . (Romans 3:24)

Once we come to know we’re saved, we then have to take the call to take up the cross and follow our Lord Jesus..

Scriptures and notes on High Priests of God and The Kingdom of God:

 

1 Peter 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;

 

1 Peter 2:5: you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

 

Hebrews 4:14-16: Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

15For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

16Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.


Hebrews 5:1: For every high priest taken from among men is appointed for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins. 
Revelation 1:3-6

Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;

And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen

Revelation 5:9-10: 


8And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.9And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;10And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.Revelation 20:6: Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years. 
1 John 5:15 And if we know that He hears us, whatsover we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him.  
In John 17 We distinctly see The Priestly prayer of Jesus to the Father on our behalf.
Romans 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.
Spiritual sacrifice is said to be holy, acceptable and well pleasing to God.
In his letter to the Romans, Paul directs the saints to present their bodies to God as a living sacrifice, which, he says, is their “reasonable service”  This “reasonable service” is an analogy of the divine service of the priests of Israel:
Notes on reasonable service:  

The apostle Peter, in his first letter, refers to the saints as a “royal priesthood” (1 Pet. 2:9) and as a “holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices” (1 Pet. 2:5).

In this paper, I will explain why Peter refers to the saints as a priesthood, and just how they offer spiritual sacrifices. I will also show how the holy priesthood and spiritual sacrifices, of which Peter speaks, relate to the Levitical priesthood and carnal sacrifices of the Mosaic covenant. It is not only Peter who uses this analogy, for this idea is found elsewhere in the New Testament.  I will also show how the Priesthood is harmonized for the BODY OF CHRIST. 

A Royal Priesthood and a Holy Priesthood

Peter speaks of the saints as a “royal priesthood” to denote their standing “in Christ” (1 Pet. 5:14). Since Christ is King, it follows that those who are in Christ would be royal:
1 Timothy  6:12-18:

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;

That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:

Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

Since the saints have received “sanctification of the Spirit” (1 Pet. 1:2), they are “holy”; that is, set apart for a special purpose. Thus, Peter refers to the saints as members of a “holy priesthood”.
Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth, being a good Dispensationalist you’d say, “Peter is not writing to the Body of Christ.”   This is true in most instances in the Book of Peter. However, as in links in the notes calling out the Hyper-Dispensationalists, ALL SCRIPTURE IS WRITTEN TO THE BODY OF CHRIST. There are some scriptures that do NOT apply to the Body of Christ. The test is to see if the scriptures can be harmonized with the Pauline Epistles.   And in this case this directly applies to INHERITING the Kingdom and ruling with Christ. See scriptures harmonized below. 

Spiritual Sacrifices

1 Peter 2:5: …”you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.”
Peter states that the saints, as members of a holy priesthood, offer spiritual sacrifices which are acceptable to God. Just what are spiritual sacrifices? Other passages of scripture shed light on this topic:
Hebrews 13:16: “But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.”
Philippians. 4:18: … a sweet smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God.”
Romans 12:1: that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.”
“reasonable service” –  an endowment with purpose.  An endowment is an inheritance granted by birth or decree. 
Galatians 5:21 – 1 Corinthians 6:9:   Inheriting the Kingdom of God.
Thus, spiritual sacrifices refer to doing good, sharing, and the giving of a gift to one in need. Spiritual sacrifice is said to be holy, acceptable and well pleasing to God.
In his letter to the Romans, Paul directs the saints to present their bodies to God as a living sacrifice, which, he says, is their “reasonable service” [intelligent service; Young]. This “reasonable service” is an analogy of the divine service of the priests of Israel:
Rom. 15:15-16:  Is telling us that Paul is performing PRIESTLY DUTIES – Ministering the Gospel so that the offering up of Gentiles might be acceptable. 
Ministering in the context of Romans 15 in the Oxford English Dictionary page 1804 tells us this is the function of Priests administrating and carrying out the duties in their service. 

The Levitical Priesthood

The book of Leviticus states that the burnt offering, the grain offering, and the peace offering, are offered by the priests. These offerings are spoken of as “a sweet aroma to the LORD”
Lev. 1:3,9: “If his offering is a burnt sacrifice … And the priest shall burn all on the altar as a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, a sweet savour (aroma) to the LORD.”
The Saints as a Sacrifice
Paul uses a different metaphor with regard to the sweet aroma of sacrifice. He speaks of the saints as a sweet fragrance:
2 Cor 2:14-15: “Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance [sweet fragrance; Young] of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.”
What an honor it is to be called and chosen to be the vessels through whom God diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge. And this honor has been granted to the saints because Christ is our sacrifice.

Christ as Sacrifice

Ephesians. 5:1-2: Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
If you fail to see the significance here relating to how Jesus Christ places significance in HIS ROLE as the High Priest, ask yourself why Jesus told Mary Magdeline not to touch him before he ascended to the Father.  See the remarkable connection to the High Priest duty on the day of atonement before entering the Holy of Holies.  Jesus not only ascended as High Priest but also as the Sacrifice.  Also note the 2 ascensions of Christ Jesus.  Once mentioned in John 20:17 and the other in Acts 1:9 after his 40 days as a witness to over 500 1 Corinthians 15:1-11. 
See this in study where the Yoke Masters are rebuked for deleting the role of the Church from Revelation and from our role with Jesus Christ in reigning with him.
As the Body of Christ we ARE IN CHRIST.  Read Ephesians Chapter 1 and 2.  Read Colossians Chapter 1 and 2.  Read Romans chapters 3, 5, 6, 8.
KINGDOM OF GOD NOTES:

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  1. Amazing. Brings to mind the scripture, Eye has not seen nor ear heard nor has it entered into the heart of man’s imagination what God has in store for those who love him. Amen.

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At the foundation of this question lies another question. “Why would they use – “PROPHECY not for the Church but for only for Israel” – as the basis of their claim the church is not found in Revelation?

Perhaps the lock to this perplexing question is unlocked for us by John Bunyan in his work: “Of the Law and a Christian.” See Lena Whittaker’s video of John Bunyan in link below:

https://youtu.be/ZhLj4Y-1xhE

For we know John Bunyan the author of “Pilgrim’s Progress” wrote this masterpiece while in prison for preaching GRACE vs WORKS at great consternation to the Church of England and the Quakers who loved RELIGION more than God’s word. You see, Bunyan found GRACE and never let go of it.

He read and studied his Bible and held God’s word over the vain imagination of man and man’s religion tainted by the carnal mind of man that is enmity against God.

GRACE is under assault by those who dispel Prophecy and those who promote GRACE are stifling it as the Pharisees straining gnats and swallowing camels.

READ THE EXCERPT IN NOTES BELOW TO FULLY GRASP our point.

Ah says the Christian who studies their Bible, “The LAW is NOT for me but for thee oh Israel. And for the Prophets, the same.”

But the better student finds Matthew 5:17, 7:12, 22:40, Romans Chapter 3, specifically verses 21 and 22 as well as Galatians 3:24. Revelation 19:10. Understanding through Knowing the LAW and the PROPHETS were not abolished but fulfilled. Understanding through Knowing FAITH OF JESUS CHRIST is WITNESSED by the LAW and the PROPHETS. Understanding through Knowing the LAW was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ. Understanding through Knowinging the Spirit of Prophecy is for the Body of Christ 1 Corinthians 14:22 subject to the Prophets 1 Corinthians 14:32.

Understanding through Knowing that to deny prophecy to the Body of Christ is to DENY the TESTIMONY OF JESUS CHRIST. God Forbid!

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“And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.”

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NOTES

Quote: from Lena Whittaker’s John Bunyan’s Video:

though therefore it be sad with the

unbeliever

because he only and holy standeth under

the law

as it is given in fire in smoke in

blackness and darkness

and thunder

all which threaten him with eternal ruin

if he fulfill not the utmost title

thereof

yet the believer stands to the law under

no such consideration

neither is he so at all to hear or

regard it for he is now removed from

thence to the blessed mountain of Zion

to grace and forgiveness of sins

he is now i say by faith in the Lord

Jesus

shrouded under so perfect and blessed a

righteousness

that this thundering law of mount sinai

cannot find the least fault or

dimination therein

but rather approveth

and alloweth thereof either when or

wherever it find it

hebrews chapter 12

this is called the righteousness of God

without the law

and is also said to be witnessed by both

the law

and the prophets

when this law with its thundering

threatenings doth attempt to lay hold of

thy conscience

shut it out with a promise of grace

cry

the inn is took up already the Lord

Jesus is here entertained

and here is no room for the law

indeed if it will be content with being

my informer

John Bunyan – The Trinity and The Christian – narrated by Lena Whittaker

 

 

 

 

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My Response to: “I Don’t Understand God.”

I Don’t Understand God

My Response:

1 John 2:19

“They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.”

King James Bible

The other day I came across this tragic article about a former Catholic now turned agnostic because of a family tragedy.

I don’t Understand God

I am very sorry for her terrible loss and know personally how devastating this is.

We read about these stories all the time.

The Word of God tells us that when this happens, the person was really not saved in the first place.

In his story the case is precisely this.

This woman didn’t understand God because she never knew God in the first place.

What she did know was RELIGION.

All religion is frankly far – far apart from God.

This includes Catholicism and any other religion including other Christian religious practices such as Evangelical and the traditional protestant codes, catechisms, creeds, church teachings… etc.

All, repeat, ALL RELIGION is man’s philosophy to explain God and is FAR from the word of God ultimately.

Colossians 2:8

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”

King James Bible

This is the reason I am a strict adherent to ONLY the King James Bible.

We must KNOW God in order to UNDERSTAND God. To know God is ONLY found by studying HIS WORD.

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Rodney stands out as the worst, a heretic who teaches Universalism (all humanity are saved from hell). His arrogance is frankly overwhelming.

https://youtu.be/grFrT68qGFU

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Rodney says he does not fear man. Or please man. We believe him. We also believe he does not fear God. He is LOST and has been turned over to a reprobate mind with strong delusions. Read Romans 1:19 and 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12. Read 2 Thessalonians Chapters 1 and 2 to keep this in context.

IF YOU ARE FOLLOWING THIS MAN OR GOING TO HIS CHURCH… RUN AWAY FROM HIM.  DO NOT BE A PARTAKER OF HIS WICKEDNESS.
IF YOU DO NOT KNOW JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR. FIND HIM NOW. YOU ARE ONLY SAVED BY BELIEVING THAT JESUS DIED ON THE CROSS FOR YOUR SINS ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES, THAT HE WAS BURIED AND ROSE AGAIN ON THE 3RD DAY ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES. 1 CORINTHIANS 15:1-4.
NOTES
Make no mistake.  Hell and The Lake of Fire are real.  Read the story – this is NOT a parable of the Rich man and Lazarus.
RAPTURE VISION
Hell is inside the earth’s crust.  This place is a holding place for the wicked – lost – unsaved who did not believe in Christ Jesus to be saved – or those of the Old Testament who rejected God and His Law and are awaiting their final judgment at the GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT – Revelation 20:11-15 – at the end of this time.
After the GWT Judgment, the lost person is literally thrown by an angel into the ETERNAL LAKE OF FIRE and the SMOKE OF THEIR TORMENT will rise to heaven FOREVER!  Revelation 14:11.

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Revelation 21:8 – But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

John 3:16-18 – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.   (Read More…)

Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Revelation 20:15 – And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Matthew 25:46 – And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

Matthew 10:28 – And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Mark 9:43-48 – And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:   (Read More…)

Matthew 13:50 – And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Revelation 20:14 – And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

2 Thessalonians 1:9 – Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

Revelation 20:10 – And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

Psalms 145:20 – The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.

Matthew 5:22 – But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

Hebrews 10:26-31 – For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,   (Read More…)

Revelation 14:11 – And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

Luke 16:19-31 – There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:   (Read More…)

Luke 12:5 – But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.

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Revelation 20:10 – And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

Revelation 21:8 – But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Revelation 20:15 – And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Matthew 25:41 – Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

Revelation 20:7-10 – And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,   (Read More…)

Matthew 25:46 – And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

Revelation 20:14 – And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

Matthew 10:28 – And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Revelation 20:11-15 – And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.   (Read More…)

Revelation 19:20 – And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

Revelation 20:14-15 – And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.   (Read More…)

Psalms 16:10 – For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

Mark 9:43-48 – And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:   (Read More…)

Revelation 20:10-15 – And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.   (Read More…)

Romans 10:9 – That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Revelation 19:11-16 – And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.   (Read More…)

Revelation 19:19-21 – And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.   (Read More…)

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The Yoke Masters Part 3 – Rodney Beaulieu at Grace Bible Church GBC

 

The Yoke Masters Part 3 –  Rodney Beaulieu

 

Addressing Rodney  at Grace Bible Church GBC

1 Timothy 6:1-5

 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.

 

And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.

 

If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;

He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

 

Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

The Yoke Masters Part 3 –  Rodney Beaulieu

This Part 3 of our 3 Part Series exposing the Yoke Masters who place a burden on the people by constricting, restricting, dismissing, and deleting scripture altogether,  that definitely applies to the Body of Christ, lying to the people by saying it does NOT.  Sadly these are the Dispensational teachers who go far beyond RIGHTLY DIVIDING and in fact over divide thus WRONGLY DIVIDE scripture. 

This work is a joint labor of love by Andrew Sheets, Rick Whittaker and his wife Lena Whittaker.  Brother Whittaker special thanks for the title of this Study and your and Sister Lena’s in- depth assistance in research and collaboration to produce this work. 

The Yoke Masters tell you the Church is not in The Book of Revelation and has no part in it whatsoever. And throw out scripture that does apply in other books of the Bible including the Old Testament and in New Testament books beyond the Pauline Epistles. 

 

Jesus Said:

Luke 11:46

“And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.”

Luke 11:52

“Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.”

 

Jesus said:

Matthew 11:28-30

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

 

Paul wrote:

Colossians 2:8

8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

It’s time to take the scissors away from the Hyper Dispensationalists.

To those with eyes to see and ears to hear.  

All scripture in the King James Bible.

Why the King James Bible Only?

The True History of the King James Bible – all modern Bible Translations are Satanic (thethirdheaventraveler.com)

Which Church do you belong to?  The Church in Philadelphia (Revelation 3:7-13)  

https://www.thethirdheaventraveler.com/2020/10/i-dont-go-to-church.html

Or the Church of the Laodiceans,  the apostate church in this age (Revelation 3:14-19) ?  

The Hyper-Dispensationalists Preachers and teachers with their false and twisted words meet the definition of the church of the  Laodiceans.  

The Laodiceans – Apostate church operations of this day

The Flood of Updates on The Apostate Fake Church of Today; Wake Up Christian! Come Out! (thethirdheaventraveler.com)

DISPENSATIONS and what are the RIGHTLY DIVIDING lines in scripture require us to rightly divide. In 2 Timothy 2:15. We are firm believers in Dispensations in the Bible, but rightly dividing means precisely to RIGHTLY DIVIDE  – NOT OVER DIVIDE or divide incorrectly.  See properly dividing scripture by dispensation in notes below.

 Where are the proper divisions in scripture regarding Dispensations, What pertains to the Body of Christ, What pertains to Israel, etc.

All our work and striving are based on our solid Foundation which is Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen!  Scripture is clear in 2 Timothy 2:23 and 1 Corinthians 1:10 for us to stay clear of senseless arguments.  

1 Corinthians 13:12

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

1 John 3:2

2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

If Paul and John would write such things, it behooves us who have no way near their knowledge and direct experience with Jesus Christ to realize we only have a glimpse. 

Scripture is so clear that we all see through a glass darkly and no matter how well we think we have God’s word figured out, we still do not have it perfectly clear. 

And certainly no one person can claim to have more knowledge over others as the Pharisees. God forbid!  We invite comments on this study in the spirit of love.  

 We submit this study in the spirit of love, cautioning those who want to rightly divide scripture to be careful not to OVERLY DIVIDE and become legalistic and blind and not allow scripture to interpret scripture BUT instead force scripture into their own interpretation. (2Peter 1:20-21) But the hyper-dispensationalists will teach you not to  use the Book of 2 Peter, that it does not pertain to the church.  More detail in why we use all books of the Bible for the Body of Christ in Part 3.  Remember the New Testament is not a new testament it is the fulfillment of the Old Testament.  

According to observation, there is a group of  prominent bible teachers of dispensation that have frankly become hyper-dispensationalists which must be reproved for instruction in righteousness.  (2 Tim 3:16)  We pray these individuals take this study and sincerely check themselves.

The most prominent – stand outs – in this group of Hyper-Dispensationalists include at least three that now appear to be saddling a burden and frankly a yoke on Christians.   Richard Jordan at Shorewood Bible Church.   Justin Johnson at Grace Ambassadors and Rodney Beaulieu at Grace Bible Church.  It’s interesting and ironic that all three also teach and preach the pagan theory of TRINITY and not the Biblical Godhead.  See studies on why the Trinity is NOT the Biblical Godhead:

See study of Trinity is Pagan BAAL Worship and is NOT the Biblical Godhead

Trinity is Pagan Practice of Polytheism in Mainstream Christianity #EndTimes #Apostasy (thethirdheaventraveler.com)

 

Yoke Master:  Rodney Beaulieu 

Rodney like the other overzealous scissor cutters must not read 

Revelation  1:3 when he teaches on the Book of Revelation.

They are Reprobates concerning the faith (2 Timothy 3:8,9) who do not read

 Revelation 1:3:  “Blessed is he that readeth and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein for the time is at hand.”  Or Revelation 22:19: “And if any man take away from the words of the book of this prophecy…” (He removes key scripture in Revelation and or completely misinterprets and twists scripture to make it fit his agenda)

These false teachers are becoming more and more outspoken and DOGMATIC in their contention that the BODY of CHRIST is limited to the strict confines of Acts 28 or some say Acts 15 through Philemon.

Any scripture outside of Acts 15 or 28 or some consider Romans through Philemon, they consider irrelevant for the Body of Christ. Most of them will hypocritically claim it was written for the Body of Christ but not to or about the  Body of Christ. But in their teaching and practice they are honestly cutting away madly with their Pharisee scissors. These Pharisees are blind guides who strain a gnat but swallow a camel. 

Matthew 23:24. Matthew Chapter 23 CLEARLY DEFINE THE HYPOCRITE AS THE MARK OF THE PHARISEE. 

Quick Background on the Mid-Acts Beliefs:

Disclaimer:  We are strong believers in Dispensations which are commanded in 2 Timothy 2:15.  I believe the Gospel of the Kingdom was very distinct and separate from the Gospel of Grace.

What are the Mid-Acts Beliefs?  This is a rather slippery question. For every Mid Acts believer, there are at least 2 different variations of what they actually believe. I’ve seen some Mid Acts believers say the church began at Acts 9 others Acts 13 others say both in part. Most confusing is they all seem to think the Church never existed anywhere outside of Mid Acts to Philemon, even though scripture is solidly against them. They also claim to be fundamental Dispensationalists however their Dispensation thinking is in error which we will point out.  

And as you’ll find in this study, the key word is ‘RIGHTLY’ dividing which the Mid-Acts people do not in more ways. Their teaching is honestly quite confusing as they require lengthy and always contradicting theories that are NOT based on scripture.  

Rather than allowing scripture to purely interpret scripture they force scripture to fit their narrative as we point out in this study using Rodney’s focus of the Mid-Acts – Hyper-Dispensation group. 

God is NOT the author of confusion.

In Part 1 we addressed Yoke Master:  Richard Jordan

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Beware of the Yoke Masters (thethirdheaventraveler.com)

 

In Part 2 we addressed:  Justin Johnson at Grace Ambassadors

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The Yoke Masters Part 2 – Justin Johnson Grace Ambassadors (thethirdheaventraveler.com)

We recommend you read parts 1 and 2 for background information that will help you get up to speed in this study.

Here in Part 3 we address 

Rodney Beaulieu at Grace Bible Church GBC

GBC Church, Hartford CT Rodney Beaulieu Pastor – Dispensationalism is often (gbccct.org)

Of our 3 Hyper-Dispensationalists Rodney stands out as the worst, a heretic who teaches Universalism (all humanity are saved from hell). His arrogance is frankly overwhelming.

 

https://youtu.be/grFrT68qGFU

We will be doing an upcoming Rebuke of Rodney’s blasphemous and heretical UNIVERSAL False Teaching.

To give the reader an idea of how viral this false teaching has become and now being grasped by ignorant people – a recently posted video teaching this heresy had over 75K views after only 1day. This will be a major part of the GREAT DELUSION. 

https://youtu.be/MGvcRnlId4k

 

 

Rodney says he does not fear man. Or please man. We believe him. We also believe he does not fear God. He is LOST and has been turned over to a reprobate mind with strong delusions. Read Romans 1:19 and 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12.  Read 2 Thessalonians Chapters 1 and 2 to keep this in context. 

Note: Hyper-Dispensationalists believe 2 Thessalonians 1:7 means the Saints will remain in heaven for the duration of the Millenium. The proper sound Hermeneutics of STUDY to shew thyself approved REQUIRES The harmonizing of scripture with scripture. This has NOT been done here. 

One scripture alone – especially taken out of context –  is NOT foundational.  But dismisses all scripture before and after.

What is happening here in 2 Thessalonians is Paul is calming down the Thessalonians who had received a false teacher’s letter, telling them the Rapture had passed and they were in the time of Jacob’s Trouble.

God does indeed have a great sense of humor:  In Rodney’s own website he shows us how GRACE GRIPS and restrains those caught in his web of deception and lies.

 

Here we will be addressing Rodney’s “outrageous”claim, mocking those of us who believe the word CHURCH in Revelation means church – Body of Christ and NOT Israel. 

Here’s his video Part 1

https://youtu.be/HOlngw9OEHQ

SHOCKER ALERT:  Rodney feels compelled to not only tell us the word CHURCH in Revelation is NOT really Church but he has to do this in 8 parts.  Over 8 hours in vanity trying to disprove what exists before our very eyes.  The best example of the Emperor has no clothes. 

Disclaimer:  Rodney’s Dispensation teaching recognizing the the Bible requires us to rightly divide 2 Timothy 2:15 is correct and that there are distinct Dispensations.  Our purpose here is to document the major flaw, the point he falls off the cliff with lying about the churches and the role of the Body of Christ in Revelation.

We will present this is 3 sections:

  • Proof the Church – The Body of Christ is INDEED in Revelation.
  • PROPHECY is for the CHURCH as well as The Remnant (Israel in Context of Romans 9:25-27).
  • Examples of how to identify and use scripture outside of the Pauline Epistles that applies directly to the Body of Christ.

1 Cor 6:17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit

Angels are not made in the image of God 1 Cor 6:3 Know ye not that we shall judge the angels

Saints or Angels:  The Saints are clearly the Saints to Judge even angels. Read 1 Corinthians 6:1-3.  Angels are not to be confused with the Saints that will rule with Christ Revelation 20:4 (Tribulation Saints who have come through the Tribulation) or the Body of Christ Revelation 20:6 that come with Christ on white horses in Revelation 19:14.  Remember Angels do NOT JUDGE THE SAINTS.  IT IS THE OTHER WAY AROUND!!!  

Section 1:

We saw in Parts 1 and 2 these terms such as Church, Israel, Prophecy, Mystery terms defined.  Please refer back for clarification if needed. 

Spoiler alert: the entire Bible is about Jesus Christ. Every time we see Jesus Christ we see His Body.  

For a preview read:  Ephesians 1:22, 23 and Jeremiah 23:24

CHURCH MEANS CHURCH 

In Rodney’s disturbing video teaching in the link above he does the unbelievable by trying to tell us that although the word church is used 7 times in the churches of Revelation, this means Israel. 

 

ISRAEL IS NEVER REFERRED TO AS THE CHURCH THROUGHOUT SCRIPTURE.  ISRAEL IS ALWAYS REFERRED TO AS ISRAEL AND THE CHURCH MEANS CHURCH. THERE WERE NEVER CHURCHES IN THE OLD TESTAMENT THERE WERE ASSEMBLIES BUT THE FIRST TIME THE WORD CHURCH APPEARS IN SCRIPTURE IS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.  

 

Exodus 12:6  And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.

 

Num 8:9  And thou shalt bring the Levites before the tabernacle of the congregation: and thou shalt gather the whole assembly of the children of Israel together:

 

Deut 10:4  And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which the Lord spake unto you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly: and the Lord gave them unto me.

 

Hebrews 12:22,23 it is written: 22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,

23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

 

Review this excerpt from

 

 H.A. IRONSIDE

The Lord Himself has indicated the divisions of the book of the Revelation in chapter 1, verse 19. We are told that He said to the Apostle John: “Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter.” A somewhat more literal rendering of the last two parts of this verse would be: “The things which are now going on, and the things which shall be after these things.”

 

At the time that the Lord uttered these words, John had only seen the vision of chapter 1, the Son of Man in the midst of the candlesticks. Therefore, we are justified in saying that the first division of this Book would be chapter 1, verses 1 to 18. 

 

The things which are now going on would embrace the next two chapters where, under the similitude of seven letters addressed to seven actual Christian churches or assemblies existing in the last decade of the first century of the Christian Era in the reign of the Emperor Domitian, under whose tyrannical sway John was banished to the Isle of Patmos, we have an outline picture of the moral and spiritual conditions which the Lord saw would prevail through seven periods of the Church’s history from apostolic days to the end of its testimony on earth. 

 

These churches were all located in the Roman proconsular province of Asia, where John himself, according to the best records that we have, spent something like the last thirty years of his life. For a very definite reason the Lord selected the particular seven that we have here. There were other cities in this province in which churches were located, but they are not referred to here. Hierapolis was one of them; Colossae was another. The seven here selected will be seen, by consulting a map, to form a kind of a rough circle, so that if one took the highway from Ephesus, he would go on to Smyrna, then Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea, and from there back to Ephesus.

We are told in the twentieth verse of chapter 1, which introduces this division: “The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.” The Lord, then, is seen in the midst of these churches which are in the place of witness-bearing here on the earth. If we are only to think of the state and condition of the churches in the day when the Apocalypse was written, there is no particular mystery involved, but the mystery is now readily unfolded, for as we stand almost in the middle of the twentieth century, we can look back over all the years that have gone and see how remarkably these letters fit into seven great periods of Church history.

 

Observe, we do not have here specific historical facts as to individuals predicted. We mention this because some have objected to what has already been said because of the fact that the great outstanding characters of Church history seem to be utterly ignored. “How,” one commentator asks, “could the letter to Sardis, for instance, speak of the great State churches of Protestantism when there is no mention of Luther, Calvin, or any of the other outstanding heroes of the Reformation?” The answer, of course, is that we are not dealing here with events or persons so much as with principles. In the letter to Sardis we see the moral and spiritual condition of Protestantism, and that is what the Spirit of God sought to make known. The most convincing proof that this suggested interpretation is the correct one is this: If we were to change the order of these letters in any degree, we would have confusion, but taken as they are, everything is in perfect accord with Church history. We cannot, for instance, substitute Sardis for Smyrna, Laodicea for Thyatira, Pergamos for Ephesus, or make any other change without spoiling God’s wonderful portrayal of the prophetic story of the Church.

 

According to this view, then, we are now living in the Laodicean period of Church history. Ephesus sets forth the early days when living apostles still ministered to the Church on earth. Smyrna pictures the moral and spiritual conditions prevailing in the days of the ten great outstanding Roman persecutions. Pergamos tells of the union of Church and State in the days of Con- to heed His voice. They agree perfectly with the seal judgments.

Chapters Available – Revelation – Ironside’s Notes on Selected Books – Bible Commentaries – StudyLight.org

 

Matthew Henry also proclaims clearly the Church DISTINCTLY described in Revelation. Read Link

 

Revelation 2 Matthew Henry’s Commentary (biblehub.com)

 

Revelation 3 Commentary – Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete) (biblestudytools.com)

 

See Part 1 where DAY OF THE LORD is the Tribulation and THE LORD’S DAY is Sunday and the direct link to the Church

 

The Yoke Masters Part 1 – Richard Jordan at Shorewood (thethirdheaventraveler.com)

 

We know that This Day – The Lord’s Day in scripture is Jesus’ resurrection and ascension into heaven as written in John 20:19 and again in Pentecost in Acts 2:1,  Acts 1:9-12. See link above above on Pentecost on the first day of the week.  

 

 John was referring Revelation 1:10, 4:1  to the DAY OF JESUS’ Ascension was on the day John was caught up before Jesus.  Remember that Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath Matthew 12:8. It is chapter 12 when the major shift from the Kingdom Gospel takes place and Jesus curses the Pharisees. The next chapter 13 is where the Kingdom is clearly removed from Israel. 

 

 

We find The Lord’s Day in Revelation 1:10 that directly connects to Revelation 4:1 When John was Raptured * 

 

* Note: we use the word raptured. This word comes from the Greek Harpazo – Caught up. Snatched, seized by force. G726.  This is found in Revelation 12:5  The Revelation 12:5 Sign in the heaven signifying the Rapture.  John being “called” COME UP HITHER Revelation 4:1 and not snatched up.  The call UP hither and the ascension is from Strongs G305 ascend – abruptly in context taken from root G303 by implication with INTENSITY into the midst of Jesus Christ.  (John was taken up in his spirit  – not changed as we will be changed in a twinkling of any eye  1 Thessalonians 4:17.)  

 

The 2 Witnesses in Revelation 11:12 were also taken up to heaven in the same language “Come up hither.” 

 

A different study for a different day is Spirit vs spirit  Revelation 1:10 – Revelation 4:1. 

 

Continue reading below in this study to see the Church – the Body of Christ appearing in Revelation and definitely having a role in the PROPHECY OF JESUS CHRIST. The word Harpazo is also found in 2 Corinthians 12:2,4 *Paul Raptured into the 3rd Heaven,  1 Thessalonians 4:17 The Rapture of the Body of Christ.  

 

The word HARPAZO – Rapture is also used in Revelation 12:5.

 

Read link of the Revelation 12 Sign – We Saints will LITERALLY RULE WITH CHRIST LINK BELOW

 

LINKS

 

 

We Saints will literally rule with Christ (thethirdheaventraveler.com)

 

Disclaimer:  We fully realize rightly divided scripture points out the continual appearance of the body of Christ in Revelation up to Chapter 5 and then again appearing in Revelation 19. Along with the Body of Christ. Obviously since Revelation is mostly describing the events of the Tribulation, we see the Tribulation Saints clearly – examples Revelation 7:9,13, 14; 12:11, attend the marriage supper of the Lamb with the Body of Christ – Revelation 19:17; and their rule with Christ 20:4. 

 

Regarding the 7 churches of Revelation 2 and 3, as we’ve stated in this study, there will obviously be similar trials the Tribulation Saints will face that the churches faced.  We also see in the 7 churches KINGDOM GOSPEL language, i.e., works plus faith which will be the GOSPEL during the Tribulation. Examples: “Repent” in Revelation 2:5, “Overcometh” Revelation 2:11, 3:5 . However, after extensive review we find these terms also used in the Pauline Epistles and are therefore exclusively written to the Body of Christ.  Example:  REPENT 2 Corinthians 7:9,10; 1 Thessalonians 1:9, (not required for Salvation GOSPEL OF GRACE as given in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 but rather that compelling conviction we all feel when coming to Christ and feeling true sorrow for our sinful condition.  OVERCOME  Romans 3:4, 12:21 G3528 tremendous examples in the Pauline Epistles for striving for our crowns.  Especially is the overcomer’s crown known as the INCORRUPTIBLE CROWN Read:  1 Corinthians 9:25.

 

 

WE SAINTS WILL LITERALLY RULE WITH CHRIST

 

 

Revelation 12 is the Rapture Celestial Sign

 

Revelation 12 is The Rapture Celestial Sign and Debunking: Not knowing the Day or Hour of Rapture (thethirdheaventraveler.com)

 

 

However we see here Revelation 4:1 John being “called” UP and not snatched up.  The call UP hither is from Strongs G305 ascend – abruptly in context taken from root G303 by implication INTENSITY into the midst of Jesus Christ.  

 

This is significant in that this is not the prophesied promised event we the Body of Christ  wait for in 1 Thessalonians 4:17 or Revelation 12:5 nor was it the unexpected snatching up of Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:2,4, nor was it the Acts 1:9 Ascent of Jesus Christ into Heaven in his self propelled ascent G1869 – in context of G142 (take upon oneself).

 

John was told, “Come up hither”. John on this Day which is holy (Sunday) was called by direct command and it immediately happened that he was before Jesus Christ and witnessed the testimony and foresaw the Body of Christ which is the 24 Elders, Revelation 4:4. 

 

Note:  See this study by H.A. Ironsides of the 24 Elders of Revelation as “representing” the Body of Christ – The Church.  Note also the Church is absent after the Revelation chapter 5 and does NOT appear again until Revelation 19.  The literary interlude of Revelation 12:5 is the only exception.  Prophecy in 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17, 1 Corinthians 15:51,52,  Revelation 2:27, 5:9,10, 12:5, 20:6.

 

 

Compare Revelation 12:5 with the following scriptures:

Revelation 5:9,10, Revelation 2:27, Acts 4:2, Galatians 4:26, 1 Corinthians 15:51,-53, 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17, Isaiah 66:7,8, Daniel 7:18, 27, Jude 1:14, 15. (Note Enoch was also raptured).  Revelation 20:6, 21:2, 9.

 

Revelation 4 – Ironside’s Notes on Selected Books – Bible Commentaries – StudyLight.org

 

As noted earlier in this study the 2 Witnesses were also told to “Come up hither.”

 

If the aforementioned scripture isn’t the clearest evidence of THE BODY OF CHRIST existing in Revelation in the promise of the Rapture then NOTHING ELSE IS…  Yet this is the very essence these YOKE MASTERS – Hyper Dispensationalists want to steal from the Body of Christ by not including the church in Revelation. 

 

Pentecost happened on Sunday. This is hugely significant. This corresponds to the first fruits, first resurrection, to the barley harvest all pointing to signs of the Rapture and the Body of Christ.  See NOTES below on Sunday – The First Day of the Week – The Lord’s Day related to the early church’s worship and how John was in the presence of Jesus Christ – Raptured – Brought up, taken up before Jesus in Revelation Chapter 4:1.  

 

SUNDAY and The Lord’s Day is not a Catholic thing it is IN MY KING JAMES BIBLE. These Hyper-Dispensationalists want to scare away bible believers by defining the day as Catholic.     

 

In Revelation 1:10 John is in the Spirit of God and hears the voice of God, exactly described the same as in the call of the Rapture in 1 Corinthians 15:51 and 1 Thessalonians 4:16. John is told about the 7 different churches which I invite you to study as actual physical churches in Asia Minor at the time of John and God gives precise findings on each church as it existed and the problems these churches experienced and their corresponding warnings and rewards. 

 

 If people do not believe these churches were real and apply directly to the Body of Christ and also to the Tribulation Saints who will go through the trials of these churches we ask you to consider the warnings to the church of Ephesus in Revelation 1:11, 2:1-7 and compare to Paul’s grave concern over Ephesus in his letter to the Ephesians and Corinthians he even mentions Ephesus in strong words 1 Corinthians 15:32 and in 1 Timothy 1:3, 6:9,10. Look also at Acts Chapter 19 and 20:17-32. 

 

The love of money and cares of the world have drawn the Ephesians away from their first love spoken of by Jesus in Revelation 2:4 regarding Ephesus are exactly the types of concerns Paul had for the Epesians.  

 

See notes below on excerpts from H.A. Ironsides on the Churches of Revelation and the definite correlation to churches throughout history and the current condition we’re in of the Church of Laodicea. 

 

In Revelation 4: 1,2 John hears God’s voice (Trumpet sound) and he is immediately Raptured up to the 3rd HEAVEN Revelation 4:1 (Come up hither).  and is in the presence of Jesus Christ. Not the 3 pagan Trinity gods or persons of the Father God, The Son God and The Holy Spirit God who is really ONE God. This happens on the Lord’s Day – Sunday The first day of the week that has replaced the Sabbath. 

 

Note:  There is a powerful connection with the Church of Philadelphia in Revelation 3:7, 8 and 10 and Revelation 4:1 when John enters the OPEN DOOR to Heaven because we’re the Saints who will be Raptured among the many false believers and be spared from the Tribulation.  AMEN!

 

Read how in Exodus 20:10.11, 20:8, 16:23, 31:14,15, Isaiah 58:5, 13, 14, how God’s day must be kept holy and set apart and compare to the New Testament scriptures of Pentecost on Sunday Acts 1 and 2. Acts 20:7  Jesus’ Resurrection of John 20:1,19; 1 Corinthians 16:2, 

 

Sunday Pentecost   Resurrection Sunday  Worship by the first century Christians   John Raptured on Sunday in Revelation Chapter 4.

 

 

Here are more references proving Sunday is Pentecost

 

The Lord’s Day: Sabbath or Sunday? (christian-history.org)

 

Pentecost in Acts 2:1 was on Sunday (bible.ca)

 

 The Body of Christ in this Dispensation will reign with Jesus Christ in the Heavens which is true. 

The Saints – The Body of Christ will ALSO reign with Christ on earth with Israel in the earthly kingdom.  When taken in the context of “all” scripture associated with this subject, The Church exists as an extraordinarily unique “entity” “NEW CREATURE”.  The Church will have extraordinary access to both the Heavenly as well as the Earth Physical Kingdom of Heaven with Israel. We must remember the church is grafted into Israel. Ephesians 3:6 is clear.  If they want to interpret Ephesians 1:10 in the manner they do, they must take into account Ephesians 3:10.  

 

Scripture solidly supports the Church reigning with Jesus Christ in the Millennial Reign on earth. Revelation 3:10, 19:4, 7, 8, 14; Revelation 20:6; 21:2, 9, Ephesians 2:6, 19 is clear we are one with the Saints in Christ in Heavenly places and return with Jesus Christ as “fellowheirs” and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel.” (Ephesians 3:6) .  

 

SECTION 2

PROPHECY is for the CHURCH as well as The Remnant (Israel in Context of Romans 9:25-27).

PROPHECY

BELIEVE – KEEP

Revelation 1:3… That hear the words of PROPHECY…Keep those things which are written therein…

The synonym for BELIEVE IS KEEP THE FAITH.  

WHEN WE KEEP OUR TRUST IN GOD OUR TRUST IN OUR SAVIOR. WE ARE ABLE TO KEEP THE WORDS OF PROPHECY THAT WE HEAR. AMEN!

The most shockingly blatant error of the Hyperdispensationalists – especially Rodney’s brash proud – mocking – belligerent tone to the Saints is NOT RECOGNIZING the obvious that one third of the Bible is PROPHECY.  This is SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS that demands to be REBUKED. 

Jesus said in Luke 4 : 17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, in Isaiah Chapter 61

Luke 4: 20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.

21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

22 And all bare him witness,

Jesus CLOSED THE BOOK  Scripture FULFILLED

AMEN AMEN AMEN

 

What is most IRONIC  is the Hyper Dispenser say MYSTERY FOR THE CHURCH – PROPHECY FOR ISRAEL. But in reality the mystery revealed to Paul by Jesus Christ was PROPHECY. 

It seems by contrivance, by design – of spiritual darkness – these Yoke Masters want to keep the Church away from Revelation in the same spirit as the Pharisees as noted here by Jesus Christ:

Quote: “or ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.” Matthew 23:13

“The children of them which killed the prophets.” Matthew 23:31

In all ages, those who “block prophecy” are blocking God’s message to mankind. 

Study diligently the book of Jeremiah.  You’ll see how much he was hated by his own people. Why?  They DID NOT want to HEAR GOD. 

 

The hallmark of any false teacher is first they possess the spirit of the FALSE PROPHET.  All false prophets attack the True Prophets of God in the King James Bible and ALL PROPHECY recorded in scripture. 

Note: We acknowledge that all prophecy has been recorded and there is no NEW PROPHECY. However, HyperDispensationalists are quick to deny the use of Prophecy and the GIFT OF PROPHECY as given to the Body of Christ that remains active whereas the other gifts, healing, tongues have ceased following the cessation of the apostolic age.  Read this study:

 

Notes regarding Prophecy in the AGE OF GRACE.  

The Gift of Prophecy in the Age of Grace – What does the Bible really teach? (thethirdheaventraveler.com)

 

Here is a video made in Vietnam that is based on Prophecy in 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17, 1 Corinthians 15:51,52,  Revelation 2:27, 5:9,10, 12:5, 20:6.

 

https://youtu.be/6_1O5NRnVwE

 

Additional:

 

Compare Revelation 12:5 with the following scriptures:

Revelation 5:9,10, Revelation 2:27, Acts 4:2, Galatians 4:26, 1 Corinthians 15:51,-53, 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17, Isaiah 66:7,8, Daniel 7:18, 27, Jude 1:14, 15. (Note Enoch was also raptured).  Revelation 20:6, 21:2, 9.

As in proving the Church’s existence and role in Revelation we also include this link to emphasize in order to inculcate the truth that this study also applies to the essential nature and existence of PROPHECY FOR THE CHURCH IN REVELATION

We Saints will literally rule with Christ (thethirdheaventraveler.com) 

 

THEIR DISREGARD FOR THE OPENING TITLE OF REVELATION. 

THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST THE 1:1-2

 

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

 

Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

Spirit of Prophecy Rev 19:10

I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

Of thy brethren

John considered Paul and the CHURCH as his brethren. H251 in Hebrew  G80 Greek.  The word Brethren is used 542 times in scripture and crosses into the church.  Read Acts 14:2, 28:14,15, Acts 15:2-13, 22,23.  Romans 1:13, etc…

for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. Rev 19:10

Romans 16:25-26 but now is made manifest and by the scriptures of the prophets according to commandments. Gal 1:11,12 But I certify to you, brethren, that the gospel; which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it OF man nor was I taught it, but by the REVELATION of Jesus Christ.

 

REVELATION 20:6 IS MOST CLEAR: The Church is involved with the coming kingdom.

No matter how hard one tries to remove Jesus Christ and the Church from Prophecy they always end up trying to remove Jesus Christ from the Church which is blasphemous. 

 

How dare you Rodney.  We rebuke you in the name of Jesus. 

 

Section 3

Examples of using scripture outside of the Pauline Epistles that applies directly to the Body of Christ

1 Cor 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

We’ve decided to actually use these examples below from literally thousands of scriptures written outside of the Pauline Epistles that apply directly to the Body of Christ.   

Hopefully the reader has realized that we’ve been using scriptures like this throughout this study.  Let’s review a few others:

Kingdom Gospel From John The Baptist until the full revelation of the GOSPEL of Grace given to Paul in approximately Acts 28, but clearly in the Pauline Epistles.

Here is a verse clearly in the full context of the Kingdom Gospel – Dispensation of the Kingdom:

Matthew 6:31-34.  “Take no thought for what you will eat.”

These scriptures in no way can be applied to the Dispensation of GRace

In the Pauline Epistles, Paul says “If you don’t work you don’t eat.”

Or How about Matthew 5:22, 29-30?  “Hell for calling your brother a fool.”  “If you right hand offend you cut it off…

Needless to say this doesn’t even come close to the AGE OF GRACE.

However, look at

Matthew 6:13,14: We are salt and light in this world.

The Pauline Epistles state:

Philippians 2:15, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Galatians 5:22,23, etc.

Here’s the Dispensation of the LAW:

 

CHILDREN HONOR Your Father and Mother

Found in Kingdom Dispensation scriptures:

Found in Pauline Epistles Ephesians

Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 5:16; Matthew 15:4; Ephesians 6:2, 3.

We encourage you to practice this for yourself.  In your Bible study take any scripture you may be studying and see how it directly applies to the Body of Christ.

Read this study about how to study the Bible

 

Understand the Bible – From a Workman Approved unto God by His Grace (thethirdheaventraveler.com)

Just recently I was asked to comment on Psalm 139:23-24. And why the writer finished with such powerful words.

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

I was surprised at how DIRECTLY this scripture applies to the BODY OF CHRIST.

We see this scripture transcend through the  Dispensation of LAW here in Psalm and into the Kingdom to this Dispensation.

Certainly a powerful thought provoking statement David makes. It seems clear David is once again opening himself up before his creator in confession of his useless deceitful heart. We realize the end purpose of this rhetorical plea and this being David’s awe of God’s profound GRACE and MERCY.

We by example stand on these scriptures adding 

Jeremiah 19:7 , Matthew 26:33,34. John 2:23-25. Romans 3:10-18. Romans 7:24,25. 

BOTTOM LINE:  Never allow the Hyper-Dispensationalists to keep you out of YOUR BIBLE.  YOUR BIBLE IS NOT THEIRS IT BELONGS TO YOU.  READ IT!

 

People take these laws and yokes and buy into them. The one thing is we take it as our own and become proud and yet we would not have known if God had not revealed it to us.

He says I will rebuke and chasten you NOT coddle you

It is so backwards you cannot think that they are no different than the pharisee. They were using that same word of God and twisting it to fit their agenda.  Today men are twisting God’s word but what about the Jews who were persecuted in the camps as was Corrie Ten Boom, who took only small bits of God’s word, which was all they had, and stood on His promises, on His word, not that of man.

Bottom line is it all starts in your heart, with the gift of the Holy Spirit , you are the Temple, you are the Church, you are His Body, you are His Bride.

It’s not how much we know it’s how much we believe and how much we will accept the Chastening of The Lord God Almighty.

 

 

 

 

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1 Timothy 6:1-5

 

Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.

 

And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.

 

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Part 2 of a 3 Part Series exposing the Yoke Masters who place a burden on the people by constricting, restricting, dismissing, and deleting scripture altogether,  that definitely applies to the Body of Christ, lying to the people by saying it does NOT.  Sadly these are the Dispensational teachers who go far beyond RIGHTLY DIVIDING and in fact over divide thus WRONGLY DIVIDE scripture. 

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The Yoke Masters tell you the Church is not in The Book of Revelation and has no part in it whatsoever. And throw out scripture that does apply in other books of the Bible including the Old Testament and in New Testament books beyond the Pauline Epistles. 

Jesus Said:

Luke 11:46

“And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.”

Luke 11:52

“Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.”

 

Jesus said:

Matthew 11:28-30

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

 

Paul wrote:

Colossians 2:8

8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

It’s time to take the scissors away from the Hyper Dispensationalists.

To those with eyes to see and ears to hear.  

All scripture in the King James Bible.

Why the King James Bible Only?

The True History of the King James Bible – all modern Bible Translations are Satanic (thethirdheaventraveler.com)

Which Church do you belong to?  The Church in Philadelphia (Revelation 3:7-13)  

https://www.thethirdheaventraveler.com/2020/10/i-dont-go-to-church.html

Or the Church of the Laodiceans,  the apostate church in this age (Revelation 3:14-19) ?  

The Hyper-Dispensationalists Preachers and teachers with their false and twisted words meet the definition of the church of the  Laodiceans.  

The Laodiceans – Apostate church operations of this day

The Flood of Updates on The Apostate Fake Church of Today; Wake Up Christian! Come Out! (thethirdheaventraveler.com)

DISPENSATIONS and what are the RIGHTLY DIVIDING lines in scripture require us to rightly divide. In 2 Timothy 2:15. We are firm believers in Dispensations in the Bible, but rightly dividing means precisely to RIGHTLY DIVIDE  – NOT OVER DIVIDE or divide incorrectly.  See properly dividing scripture by dispensation in notes below.

 Where are the proper divisions in scripture regarding Dispensations, What pertains to the Body of Christ, What pertains to Israel, etc.

All our work and striving are based on our solid Foundation which is Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen!  Scripture is clear in 2 Timothy 2:23 and 1 Corinthians 1:10 for us to stay clear of senseless arguments.  

1 Corinthians 13:12

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

1 John 3:2

2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

If Paul and John would write such things, it behooves us who have no way near their knowledge and direct experience with Jesus Christ to realize we only have a glimpse. 

Scripture is so clear that we all see through a glass darkly and no matter how well we think we have God’s word figured out, we still do not have it perfectly clear. 

And certainly no one person can claim to have more knowledge over others as the Pharisees. God forbid!  We invite comments on this study in the spirit of love.  

 We submit this study in the spirit of love, cautioning those who want to rightly divide scripture to be careful not to OVERLY DIVIDE and become legalistic and blind and not allow scripture to interpret scripture BUT instead force scripture into their own interpretation. (2Peter 1:20-21) But the hyper-dispensationalists will teach you not to  use the Book of 2 Peter, that it does not pertain to the church.  More detail in why we use all books of the Bible for the Body of Christ in Part 3.  Remember the New Testament is not a new testament it is the fulfillment of the Old Testament.  

According to observation, there is a group of  prominent bible teachers of dispensation that have frankly become hyper-dispensationalists which must be reproved for instruction in righteousness.  (2 Tim 3:16)  We pray these individuals take this study and sincerely check themselves.

The most prominent – stand outs – in this group of Hyper-Dispensationalists include at least three that now appear to be saddling a burden and frankly a yoke on Christians.   Richard Jordan at Shorewood Bible Church.   Justin Johnson at Grace Ambassadors and Rodney Beaulieu at Grace Bible Church.  It’s interesting and ironic that all three also teach and preach the pagan theory of TRINITY and not the Biblical Godhead.  See studies on why the Trinity is NOT the Biblical Godhead:

See study of Trinity is Pagan BAAL Worship and is NOT the Biblical Godhead

Trinity is Pagan Practice of Polytheism in Mainstream Christianity #EndTimes #Apostasy (thethirdheaventraveler.com)

In Part 1 we addressed Yoke Master:  Richard Jordan

 Home | United States | Shorewood Bible Church 

Link

Beware of the Yoke Masters (thethirdheaventraveler.com)

We recommend you read this for background information that will help you get up to speed in this study.

Here in Part 2 we will be addressing Justin Johnson at GRACE AMBASSADORS 

https://graceambassadors.com

Here in Part 2 we will be Addressing the Justin Johnson’s errors and focusing on the meaning of Church and the fact that the Bride of Christ is in FACT The Body of Christ and is in the book of Revelation.  

In Part 3 we will be addressing Rodney Beaulieu and his mocking of those of us who claim that the word CHURCH in Revelation means church – Body of Christ and NOT Israel. In this part we have decided to address PROPHECY not only for Israel but for the Body of Christ as well. We were originally going to address this in part 2, but the length of part 2 had exceeded our intended length. 

We will also include in part 3 a study on how we are to use parts of scripture that are outside of the Pauline Epistles.

Spoiler alert: the entire Bible is about Jesus Christ. Every time we see Jesus Christ we see His Body.  

For a preview read:  Ephesians 1:22, 23 and Jeremiah 23:24

Let’s get started:

Psalm 45:1-7

Yoke Master:  Justin Johnson

https://graceambassadors.com

Justin like the other over zealous scissor cutters must not read 

Revelation  1:3 when he teaches on the Book of Revelation.

They are Reprobates concerning the faith (2 Timothy 3:8,9) who do not read

 Revelation 1:3:  “Blessed is he that readeth and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein for the time is at hand.”  Or Revelation 22:19: “And if any man take away from the words of the book of this prophecy…” (He removes key scripture in Revelation and or completely misinterprets and twists scripture to make it fit his agenda)

These false teachers are becoming more and more outspoken and DOGMATIC in their contention that the BODY of CHRIST is limited to the strict confines of Acts 28 or some say Acts 15 through Philemon.

Any scripture outside of Acts 15 or 28 or some consider Romans through Philemon, they consider irrelevant for the Body of Christ. Most of them will hypocritically claim it was written for the Body of Christ but not to or about the  Body of Christ. But in their teaching and practice they are honestly cutting away madly with their Pharisee scissors. These Pharisees are blind guides who strain a gnat but swallow a camel. 

Matthew 23:24. Matthew Chapter 23 CLEARLY DEFINE THE HYPOCRITE AS THE MARK OF THE PHARISEE. 

Quick Background on the Mid-Acts Beliefs:

Disclaimer:  We are strong believers in Dispensations which are commanded in 2 Timothy 2:15.  I believe the Gospel of the Kingdom was very distinct and separate from the Gospel of Grace.

What are the Mid-Acts Beliefs?  This is a rather slippery question. For every Mid Acts believer, there are at least 2 different variations of what they actually believe. I’ve seen some Mid Acts believers say the church began at Acts 9 others Acts 13 others say both in part. Most confusing is they all seem to think the Church never existed anywhere outside of Mid Acts to Philemon, even though scripture is solidly against them. They also claim to be fundamental Dispensationalists however their Dispensation thinking is in error which we will point out.  

And as you’ll find in this study, the key word is ‘RIGHTLY’ dividing which the Mid-Acts people do not in more ways. Their teaching is honestly quite confusing as they require lengthy and always contradicting theories that are NOT often based on scripture.  

Rather than allowing scripture to purely interpret scripture they force scripture to fit their narrative as we point out in this study using GRACE AMBASSADORS as the primary focus of the Mid-Acts – Hyper-Dispensation group. God is NOT the author of confusion.

What is Mid-Acts anyway? In this study we will debunk a few of these tenants. 

What is Mid-Acts Pauline Dispensational Right Division? (graceambassadors.com)

Here’s Got Questions trying to explain it. This link shows us how confusing they can be even in their own circles.

What is mid-Acts dispensationalism? What is the Grace Movement, and is it biblical? | GotQuestions.org

The Church

See Notes below on additional notes on The Church

 We  firmly believe the Church AGE began at Pentecost. Jesus Christ firmly established himself as the HEAD OF THE CHURCH and established this fact clearly in Matthew 16:8.

The Church is now a NEW THING and had its introduction at this point. Jesus himself announced this in Matthew 16:8.  Read Luke 24:47.

Note: Many Mid-Acts believers teach the church existed in the Old Testament.  Although the word assembly is translated in Hebrew as:

Edah H5712.  This is the Old Testament Saints. Period. This is NOT the church, this is SEPARATE and APART… Read Hebrews 12:22-24.  GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND CHURCH. 

The Church IS THE BODY OF CHRIST. 

Note: The Church “of” God we see the use of the concrete noun with the preposition “of” with God meaning the church is a part of God. Compare with “The Son “of” God.  scripture God the Father is IN Him and He is IN the Father.   See John 14:13,14… Read Ephesians 1:6.

“Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:”—1 Corinthians 1:2

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia:”—2 Corinthians 1:1

Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.”—1 Thessalonians 1:1

Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Colossians 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:

The question we must ask ourselves is which Church was founded at Pentecost.

We would of course answer and say the “Body of Christ” but it’s disturbing to see Hyper-Dispensationalist Legalists squawk  Mid Acts – Mid Acts  completely ignoring scripture they claim they’ve RIGHTLY divided when the Mid Acts people say the Church didn’t begin until Acts 9 or Acts 15 or Acts 28 or ???  

What’s a Mid Acts believer? Maybe we missed something.  

Know What Mid-Acts Means (graceambassadors.com)

The Mid Acts Hyper-Dispensation people misuse and obviously misunderstand terms: 

The Church is now a NEW THING and had its introduction at this point. Jesus himself announced this in Matthew 16:8.

And when we read 

Luke 24:46-47

46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:

47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

The Mystery is NOT the Church as Grace Ambassadors proclaims. Jesus Christ revealed the Church in Matthew 16:18, Luke 24:46,47.

 It is clearly identified in Acts 2:47.

Note:  We see that although the CHURCH is established as the Body of Christ, we see there is a “different” GOSPEL being preached as compared to the GOSPEL OF GRACE. 

 The Mystery revealed to Paul according to scripture is God calling the Gentiles to Salvation by faith in Christ. In other words the GOSPEL of GRACE and the INCLUSION of the GENTILES as fellowheirs into the PROMISE in Christ by the gospel (GRACE). (Ephesians 3:6.)  

Ephesians 3:6

That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:

This is clear that although the “church” was established by Jesus Christ it wasn’t until MYSTERY was revealed to Paul when the Gentiles were included into this PROMISE – THE NEW COVENANT was the current CHURCH AGE was truly fulfilled.  

Note:  The Promise of Ephesians 3:6 is the New Covenant of Ephesians 3:4

Ephesians 3:4

4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ.

 Hebrews 12:24

“And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.”

 

Note on MYSTERY: 

Mystery –  It is important to understand that according to scripture The Mystery is not about the Church. Jesus Christ revealed the Church in Matthew 16:18.  It is clearly identified in Acts 2:47 The Mystery revealed to Paul according to scripture is God calling the Gentiles to Salvation by faith in Christ. In other words the GOSPEL of GRACE and the INCLUSION of the GENTILES as fellowheirs (with the JEWS). (Ephesians 3:6.) * See full definition below.  The Gentiles were strangers ( Eph 2:12), but now, in Christ, they are “joint-heirs” (1:11, 14, 18). “Fellowheirs” depicts the Gentiles’ sharing equally with the Jews in the privileges, blessings, and heavenly hope found in Christ. 

Three compound nouns are used to describe the new status of the Gentiles. The Greek preposition sun, meaning “together with” or “joint,” is combined with heirs, body, and sharers to become “joint-heirs and a joint-body and joint-sharers of the promise in Christ Jesus… quote from Marshall in link

https://binged.it/3wBuDST

 

Additional note on The CHURCH AGE WAS INTRODUCED at PENTECOST:

We see First mention of CHURCH – of 76 uses in NT Strong’s Concordance (strong’s concordance.org) – in assembly of universal filling of Holy Spirit among different ethnicities Acts 2: 6-12, 47.  Some of these may not have been Jews.

It is important to note that of the 120 Saints gathered at Pentecost in Acts 1:15 were obviously saved Jews from the Kingdom Gospel, but nonetheless these are members of the Church.

It is important to contend that the two uses of the word Church in the Gospels (Matthew 16:18 and 18:17 are directly related to the BODY OF CHRIST, existing as the church in the Dispensation of the Kingdom. 

The DIFFERENCE Between the first members of the Church during the Kingdom DISPENSATION were under the SALVATION PLAN – GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM, whereas  the MYSTERY given to Paul – was for the GENTILES to enter into the PROMISE – NEW COVENANT. This became the GOSPEL OF GRACE. 

 Matthew 16:18 is perfectly harmonized with 1 Corinthians 3:11   and 18:17 with church discipline of 1 Corinthians Chapter 5.

It is here we need to clarify the word GOSPEL

Gospel:   

Most Christians have no idea what this means. They’ve been told by 

Their apostate trained CEO of their brick and mortar 501C3 organization called a church that The Gospel means GOOD NEWS and that’s the sum total of their knowledge of this word.

The Gospel does mean good news but the good news is SALVATION, the plan for Salvation to save man from eternal death in the lake of fire. Ephesians 1:13.  The Gospel of the Kingdom is preached for the Jews during the dispensation of the Kingdom. It is NOT for the body of Christ under the Dispensation of GRACE which includes Jews and Gentiles alike in this dispensation of GRACE. 

The Gospel of GRACE was given to Paul as revelation after he was given the mystery I discussed above which brings in the Gentiles with the Jews as a new creature in Christ called the church under the dispensation of Grace as opposed to the Church under the dispensation of the Kingdom.

See detailed study on GOSPEL 

Most do NOT know the GOSPEL #EndTimes (thethirdheaventraveler.com)

See Notes on Israel – Jews

Clarification of JEWS – Israel. Israel – the remnant – NOT national unrepentant Israel. Romans 9:25-33, Zechariah 13:9, Hosea 1:10,11, Isaiah 10:22, 50:1, Jeremiah 11:14, Daniel 9:24-27, Revelation 2:9, 3:9. See full description in term definition below in this study. 

Modern National Israel is the Husbandmen of Matthew 21:33-40 (thethirdheaventraveler.com)

What is astounding is Hyper-Dispensationalists fail to read and understand Galatians 4:21-26.  We the Church are the children of PROMISE OF the FREEWOMAN by PROMISE. And Jerusalem which above is FREE and the MOTHER OF US ALL.   Study Revelation 12:5 again please.  Study Hebrews 8:6.  Study Romans Chapters 3, 5, 6.   Study it while you’re reading.  See the study on how to study. 

Understand the Bible – From a Workman Approved unto God by His Grace (thethirdheaventraveler.com) 

It is only through your own personal study of the King James Bible can you see through the deception of these Yoke Masters.  Amen!

Justin Johnson of GRACE AMBASSADORS and his crowd are known as the defenders of Mid Acts Dispensation.  Justin Johnson is continually weaving his little webs of incomplete improperly divided studies trying to convince the church they have NOTHING to do with the Kingdom of God or with earthly Kingdom of Heaven. They actually believe the church will be raptured and remain in heaven for eternity.   

Link below: Note: Take your time to study Justin’s article on Kingdom’s and compare with my study. 

https://graceambassadors.com/prophecy/mmlj/kingdom-of-heaven-and-kingdom-of-god

I also invite the reader to read Justin’s inaccurate reasoning of Paul’s preaching of the Kingdom of God in Acts 28:31. 

Paul Taught the Kingdom of God (graceambassadors.com)

 Justin is so concerned about keeping Paul as far apart from the Kingdom Gospel, he goes to extraordinary links to try to tell his readers that what is written in Acts 28:31 doesn’t say what it really says. 

As I note below, Acts 28 was written well after Galatians and Mid-Acts and here Justin has a problem. Instead of confronting this accurately he attempts to say Paul was not teaching the Kingdom message in the manner of Peter, etc.  Preaching The Kingdom of God is NOT the same as Preaching the GOSPEL of the Kingdom.  Study 1 Corinthians 6:9-12 and Galatians 5:19-21. 

However, Acts 28 is not the only reference to Paul preaching the Kingdom. We also see Paul preaching the Kingdom Gospel in his literary interlude to the Jews for the Jews – The Remnant in the Time of Jacob’s Trouble of Romans Chapters 9 through Chapter 11. Make no mistake, Romans chapters 9 through 11 are written to describe God’s salvation plan for Israel (The remnant identified in Romans 9:25-30). 

This is precisely what Peter is doing in Acts 2 by quoting Joel Chapter 2 which is strictly addressing the Time of Jacob’s Trouble. Peter by the Holy Spirit is telling the Remnant how to be saved during the Tribulation.  Romans 10:9,10 matches perfectly with Acts 2:21 which matches Joel 2:32. 

  Christians are always messing this up in their soteriology – salvation in teaching Romans 10:9,10 – CONFESSING WITH YOUR MOUTH is required for this age. This is in  no way harmonized with 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 and Ephesians 2:8,9. This is a part of the misguided ABC SALVATION teaching I address here in link below:

9 -11 Romans 9 – 11 Written to the JEWISH REMNANT and Gentiles saved during Tribulation (thethirdheaventraveler.com)

Note: Another reason Peter quotes Joel in Acts 2.   God has not forgotten his remnant that will come out of the Tribulation – the time of Jacob’s Trouble. They will no doubt have the scriptures at this coming time in the near future. The Bible will become the most precious possession of the Tribulation Saints including the Remnant of Jews.

Under the power of the Holy Spirit Paul is doing the exact same thing as Peter. Read how Paul stops addressing the Church and changes gears in Romans 9 to address the Jewish Remnant during the Tribulation – the time of Jacob’s Trouble.  

We also see Paul was all things to all. To the Jews a Jew read 1 Corinthians 9:22 and read Romans 11:13. But certainly after Acts 28 Paul left the Jews and went strictly to the Gentiles.  Perhaps the Mid-Acts people should say they’re END ACTS believers?

And finally it must be observed that preaching the Kingdom of God is NOT necessarily in all cases preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom. Compare Matthew 3:1, 4:23, and ultimately clear in Matthew chapter 5, The Sermon on the Mount: The Beatitudes. We see the Gospel of the Kingdom as a distinction from preaching the kingdom.

 In his fear of mixing the gospels, Justin throws the baby out with the bath water when he denies the Church began at Pentecost and in turn misleads his followers regarding the Kingdom of God in relation to this dispensation of GRACE.

We often find that Hyper-Dispensationalists like GRACE AMBASSADORS are also quite legalistic and closed minded.  This is important to consider when dealing with any “Hyper-Anything” individual like the hyper-grace crowd or the closet law keepers and Judaizers that want to tell us that the Christian Jews really have to keep their “Jewish Feasts and Tradition” as true disciples of Christ since Jesus was a Jew First and practiced the customs. 

Using the  “legalistic” “closed minded” attitude of Justin Johnson’s GRACE AMBASSADORS as * an example when we need to study for ourselves and focus on Jesus Christ as our foundation and follow the examples of Paul in accordance with 1 Corinthians 11:1, Philippians 3:17, learning from examples in the Old Testament Romans 15:4.  

More on UNDERSTANDING THE CHURCH

Understanding the Church, specifically “The Beginning of the Church,”  may not seem to be a big deal and it can become a petty argument as I stated in the introduction.  However, not thoroughly understanding the simple expression “The Church” brings a great deal of confusion in so many vital areas of discipleship and growing as a mature Christian.  I believe it is important to at least study and help disciple the new believer.

Another major departure from scripture the MidActs Dispensationists commit is that the transition from the Kingdom Gospel to the Gospel of GRACE DID NOT abruptly END and Begin in one day with Paul’s conversion in Acts 9 or as some believe at Paul’s first Missionary journey Acts 13.   This is both unbiblical and illogical. In each dispensation throughout the time of ADAM to today, each dispensation ended over time and was phased out by one individual announcing it as given by God directly after a series of events PROCLAIMING THE NEW THING COMING.   

See how the Law dispensation began fading out with John The Baptist declaring the COMING OF THE KINGDOM… Matthew 3:1-3, John 1:6,7  It was INTRODUCED.  It was not MADE OFFICIAL until the Person whom God had given as the PROVIDER announced it by proclaiming that he, Jesus proclaimed clearly in Matthew 4:23 and in Matthew 5:17 that he FULFILLED the law.

  Note: Fulfilled means to accomplish, to finish, to bring to an end.  The Kingdom Dispensation continued through Luke 10:9.11.   BUT look at what happens after John the Baptist is put in prison we see Jesus make another seemingly final plea in Mark 1:15. 

After John the Baptist’s death which happened shortly before the Pharisees committed the unpardonable sin – Blasphemy the Holy Spirit by calling Jesus Christ Satan Matthew 12; We see a major shift whereby the Kingdom Offer has been REMOVED from the Jews. In Matthew 13 we find the Kingdom Parables which are all CLEARLY projected to what is going to happen in the future and it is ALL A DECLINE into Apostasy and a POINTING TO THE MILLENNIAL Kingdom.  

The Parables of the Talents and the Pounds found in Matthew 25:14-26; Luke 19:11-27 are clearly to tell the Disciples WAKE UP PEOPLE – Luke 19:11… the Kingdom is no longer at hand but DELAYED FOR A LONG TIME.  After Luke 19:14,19 – John 1:11 we see a very stark difference in language regarding the KINGDOM OF GOD. 

God did NOT give Israel a “SECOND CHANCE” to bring back the Kingdom in ACTS. Mid Acts Dispensationalists believe God gave Israel another chance to restore the Kingdom after Jesus Christ ascended to heaven.  They then believe the Kingdom was withdrawn after the stoning of Stephen. 

JESUS DELIVERED THE DIVORCE TO ISRAEL IN PERSON!

There is no scriptural evidence whatsoever where God gives a second chance after the final decree of judgment has been given. EXAMPLES:

The Flood, Sodom and Gomorrah, Final Judgment on Pharaoh and Egypt, Final Judgment on Israel,  Final Judgment on Judea (Babylon and the 1st Temple), Final Judgment on Israel by Rome in 70 AD. (This happened after the Kingdom was removed by Jesus Christ in his chilling proclamation in Luke 21:6, Matthew 24:2 (70AD event described perfectly by historian Josephus.

 See link The Destruction of the Second Temple (jewishhistory.org) . 

 Note: Both Luke 21:6 and Matthew 24:2 we see Jesus Christ physically speaking in the Temple and referring to the Temple’s soon destruction which would happen 40 years later.  We can also read Luke 21:6 and Matthew 24:2 and match these with Daniel 9:26.  I also acknowledge the remainder of both Matthew 24 and Luke 21 are referring to the Tribulation which also harmonizes with Daniel 9:27.   

 If we acknowledge that Jesus knows of the soon coming destruction of Israel after he was rejected, proof in Jesus weeping and proclaiming in  Matthew 23:37. It is imperative to understand all of the END TRIBULATION – KINGDOM POSTPONED Parables (talents, pounds, marriage, barren fig tree, laborers in the vineyard, etc) are listed in succession in Matthew 20 through 23, Luke 19 through 20.   Oh Jerusalem, Jerusalem in Matthew 21:42,43 the KINGDOM OFFER HAS FINISHED. IT HAS BEEN REMOVED.  

Why would God go back and give Israel another chance after the resurrection?  

Instead of being given a second chance, it seems clear that this is the PHASE out and final verdict of the KINGDOM DISPENSATION to the declaration of the GOSPEL OF GRACE. Compare the warnings of Exodus and The Gospels. Look carefully at the final decree given to Pharaoh by Moses from God Exodus 11:1 to Exodus 12 and the crossing of the Red Sea and the destruction of Pharaoh’s army.  (not only reject your plea to leave but throw you out) to Matthew 23:46 and ultimately the crucifixion and on to 70 AD.  

Note the timeline between ACTS 7 to ACTS 28 where Paul says, NO MORE PREACHING to the JEWS.  Note:  The Mid Acts people have a major problem trying to explain “adequately” Acts 28:31.  Acts 28 was written well after Paul’s mission in Mid Acts and his Epistles of Galatians and Romans whereby he announced the Mystery revealed to bring in the Gentiles.  

Let’s examine:  Compare Matthew 4:23 with Acts 28:31.  “Preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom” compared to “Preaching the Kingdom of God.”

The Gospel = Salvation Message. See notes on Meaning of Gospel below. Ephesians 1:13.  After  that ye heard the Truth, the gospel of your salvation: Amen!

Also, read 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 and Galatians 5:19-21. Paul is speaking to the BODY OF CHRIST and preaching the Kingdom of God. 

See the study on the difference between ENTERING vs INHERITING the Kingdom of God. 

Ephesians 1:11 –

Understanding Inheriting the Kingdom of God; Galatians 5:19-21, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 and Ephesians 5:5-8 KJV (thethirdheaventraveler.com)

Two points must be addressed.   Many confuse Paul preaching the GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM here but it is clear KINGDOM OF GOD is different from the GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM described above.  It is also considered that Paul was all things to all to proclaim Jesus Christ. To the Jews a Jew, etc. 1 Corinthians 9:20.  

Acts and the Epistles Chronology – Study Resources (blueletterbible.org)

We believe the reason the hyper-dispensationalists fear finding the beginning of the church at Pentecost is because of Acts Chapter 2:21 Peter is proclaiming the KINGDOM OF THE GOSPEL message and quotes Joel 2:32.  Peter is NOT addressing the church here. He clearly quotes from Joel who is addressing the Remnant in the Tribulation. 

This is NO different than Paul switching his address from the Romans to the Jewish Remnant in the Time of Jacob’s Trouble in Chapters 9 through Chapter 11.

THE GREAT IRONY HERE IS LOOKING AT HOW UNWILLING THE JEWS WERE TO ALLOW THE GENTILES TO SHARE IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND NOW HERE WE HAVE THESE HYPER-DISPENSATIONALISTS – PHARISEES TRYING TO BAR THE BODY OF CHRIST FROM OUR FULL  I N H E R I T A N C E. THIS MEANS BEYOND OUR SALVATION BUT OUR INVOLVEMENT IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD/HEAVEN 

Yes! We the Body of Christ – Saints – do in fact have an inheritance OF THE KINGDOM.

Scriptures of our guaranteed inheritance of the KINGDOM…  Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, Galatians 5:19-21, Ephesians  5:5, Romans 1:2, Revelation 20:6.  Hebrews 11:8,9;  Daniel 7:18 connected Ephesians 1:17,18; 5:5.

To have a deep understanding of how the DISPENSATION OF THE CHURCH AGE BEGAN at Pentecost and developed from The Gospel of the Kingdom as if FADED out to Paul’s Gospel for the “same church” founded on the FOUNDATION OF JESUS CHRIST – Let’s look at the work of an Artist on a canvass.

When a skilled artist begins painting a landscape, it is created in stages.  It is continually in process until it is complete.

 One will not see the completed painting until it is COMPLETE. 

The Mid Acts people would have you believe the painting was completed in the initial stage. 

Matthew 16:18 declares the church on the foundation of Jesus Christ and it happens when Peter is “converted” Luke 22:32 (changed by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, Acts 2). 

Acts 2:37 shows the assembly of the church after the resurrection of Jesus and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit as the comforter during this dispensation after Jesus’ Kingdom offer had been removed. 

We do not see the artist’s painting mentioned above, complete until Paul fully identifies the church as the body of Christ in the Gospel of Grace Salvation Plan, The Pauline Epistles that were attested by the council at Jerusalem, Acts 15, and by Peter in 2 Peter 3:16. 

Throughout the book of Acts, Luke gives us the process of the beginning of the painting to the end. 

EACH DISPENSATION BEGINS – DEVELOPS – AND IS ESTABLISHED.

Notwithstanding, the seemingly non essentiality of this issue or perhaps seeing this as contextual semantics, a good Bible student must understand these concepts, or be led astray and swept away from the promises of our Inheritance of the Saints.  

2 Timothy 2:4-15.  

Study carefully the CROWNS:  Especially The Incorruptible Crown – The Overcomer…  To include

The Yoke Masters want the Bride to be living in the clouds playing harps. There’s no practical application to their faith.  

If you understand CROWNS – THEOCRACY – It makes a tremendous difference. To STRIVE LAWFULLY for our rewards – Crowns with Purpose.  

Paul writes that to receive a prize, we run that ye may obtain. Paul was not beating the air and running with uncertainty… Read:  1 Corinthians 9:26. 

To be a Good Soldier for Jesus We have to Know our Authority and Responsibility in order to Strive Lawfully (thethirdheaventraveler.com)

We see how inadequate the Kingdom Gospel is when we compare with GRACE. The Kingdom Gospel is FAITH plus WORKS.  Believing only in the finished work of the CROSS can only be accomplished by FAITH as was given completely freely on God’s part where we had nothing whatsoever to do with anything in this process. 

 Look carefully at Abraham and the covenant God made with Abraham while he slept.  Genesis 15:18-21.  The KINGDOM salvation requires WORKS unto repentance and then ask yourself seriously, have you read the BEATITUDES lately and really understand the details?  

Finally, it is the work of the Holy Spirit that is central here at Pentecost.  Why did Jesus make such a big deal out of the COMFORTER? Another study for another day. 

 After the Ascension of Jesus Christ an ENTIRELY NEW PROGRAM was INITIATED and PHASED IN.  

 Our final major contention with the Mid Acts believers is addressing their statement of belief in the Prophecy to the Jews and Mystery to the Church. We will provide commentary in red below in response to Justin Johnson’s comments.

NOTE:  We will be discussing the PROPHECY – MYSTERY issue thoroughly in Part 3. 

Quote: excerpt from GRACE AMBASSADORS

The Bible describes a two-fold plan and purpose that God has for the universe. The difference between these dual programs inside God’s purpose resides in the information that was ‘spoken by the mouth of the prophets since the world began’ and that which was ‘kept secret since the world began’ (Acts 3:21, Romans 16:25). We mark the difference between the two programs by calling one the subject of prophecy, while the other is the subject of the mystery revealed to Paul (Eph 3:1-5).

This statement is a misguided false declaration. Prophecy applying to only the Jews would make God a liar. Using Acts 3:21 is taking the entire chapter out of context. What is being spoken of here is the prophecy of Jesus Christ the Messiah. If we harmonize this verse perfectly with Paul describing the perfect plan of God before the foundation of the world that the Gentiles would be grafted into Abraham. 

Read Romans 11 and Galatians Chapter 4.  Grace Ambassadors and the Mid Acts people failed to read or understand Romans 1:1,2:  Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, 2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,). 

What about Revelation?  There’s no wonder the Mid Acts and Hyper-Dispensationalists don’t believe the Church is in Revelation even though the church is mentioned 7 times (divine perfection is the number 7) and the 24 Elders mentioned 12 times (government perfection is the number 12). The Revelation of Jesus Christ is PROPHECY. Revelation 1:3. Jesus Christ is the foundation of the Church.  

The KNOCKOUT PUNCH:  How about harmonizing Revelation 20:6, 21:2, 21:9, and 22:17 with The Body of Christ? 

Spoiler Alert

THE ENTIRE BOOK OF REVELATION IS PROPHECY.  IN FACT, THE PROPHECY OF JESUS CHRIST.  TO MAKE AN ABSURD STATEMENT THAT THE CHURCH HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH PROPHECY IS UNBIBLICAL. 

We can further distinguish these programs by their sphere of dominion. The prophetic program is promised a future dominion on earth, while the program which was kept a mystery is promised a dominion in heavenly places. These two programs describe what will fulfill God’s single purpose for eternity – that all things would be in Christ (Eph 1:10).

This is frankly outrageous. Where is this written in scripture?  Ephesians 1:10 does not say these things that the Church is promised dominion in heavenly places ONLY!  In fact, it INCLUDES EARTH!!! Do you even read what you write???  By stating that the mystery is promised a dominion in heavenly places you’re making a statement which is not supported by scripture. If you have scripture regarding this statement, please list it.  

Here is what Paul says about HEAVENLY. He quotes HEAVENLY KINGDOM. See my study in Kingdom about using the Adjective Heavenly instead of the preposition OF – Kingdom OF HEAVEN.   2 Tim 4:18 …preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory forever. 

IN CASE YOU FAIL TO UNDERSTAND the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN it means “God’s Heavenly KINGDOM on Earth. “  Matthew uses over 30 references to Kingdom of Heaven, example:  Matthew 3:2, 4:17, 5:3, 13:31, 33, etc.  

The Bride of Christ IS FOUND IN SCRIPTURE and The Body of Christ IS IN FACT THE BRIDE OF CHRIST.  AMEN!

Emails were exchanged with Justin regarding his contention of the phrase “Bride of Christ.” Although this phrase is found nowhere in scripture, the word BRIDE is and is in the context of Bride of Christ. Read

 Isa 49:18

…and bind them on thee, as a bride doeth.

 Isa 61:10

…with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

 Isa 62:5

…rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.

 Jer 2:32

…a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire…

 Jer 7:34

…voice of the bride: for the land shall be desolate.

 Jer 16:9

…voice of the bride.

*

 Jer 25:10

…voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones, and the light of…

 Jer 33:11

…voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the…

 Jol 2:16

…go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.

 Jn 3:29

He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the…

 Rev 18:23

…and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee:…

 Rev 21:2

…God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

 Rev 21:9

 Rev 22:17

And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth…

Justin believes the phrase “Bride of Christ” should be strictly forbidden as a term used by the Church. We find it amusing he is so strict in his compliance with what Paul said, but Paul never said the church began with his Gospel, yet this is what Justin and teachers like him insist that Church and Pentecost never be used. To us this screams Hyper-Dispensationalism, Legalism, and frankly a Pharisee. Straining gnats and swallowing a camel. 

Disclaimer: Again, let us remind the reader that Justin Johnson and his GRACE ministry comparing the Kingdom Gospel to the Gospel of Grace is very good and Andrew Sheets has used it in some of his work as reference material.   

However, with the preponderance of evidence stacking up against Justin’s glaring errors in other aspects of his teaching, proving more egregious especially considering the latest BLASPHEMOUS video Justin actually says “Jesus is the greatest man of all time,  The GOAT”.

Video is GRACE AMBASSADORS YouTube “What Jesus Learned”   

https://youtu.be/ksfDeq8-PLc

This is just more proof how we Saints MUST BE GOOD BEREANS and Not blindly follow man, but rather Christ as our solid ROCK.

PAUL WARNS: BEWARE LEST ANY MAN SPOIL YOU THROUGH PHILOSOPHY AND VAIN DECEIT, AFTER THE TRADITION OF  MEN, AND AFTER THE RUDIMENTS OF THE WORLD, AND NOT AFTER CHRIST. Colossians 2:8

Bride of Christ is in FACT The Body of Christ 

Why are the Hypers so defensive about the term The Bride?  Yes, Paul does not use the word in his teachings. But why do we see Christ as the Bridegroom and we see the word bride used 14 times in the bible and in many ways closely associated as a type of the Church and the Rapture of the church.  Do you actually believe Joel 2:16 has nothing whatsoever to do with the Church – The Rapture as a type and Prophetic utterance?

Read over these scriptures. You’ll no doubt say that Israel is God’s Bride. But the church belongs to Christ. Let me remind the reader to read carefully Galatians Chapter 4, specifically verses 25 through 31.  

 Isa 49:18

…and bind them on thee, as a bride doeth.

 Isa 61:10

…with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

 Isa 62:5

…rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.

 Jer 2:32

…a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire…

 Jer 7:34

…voice of the bride: for the land shall be desolate.

 Jer 16:9

…voice of the bride.

 Jer 25:10

…voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones, and the light of…

 Jer 33:11

…voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the…

 Jol 2:16

…go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.

 Jn 3:29

He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the…

 Rev 18:23

…and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee:…

 Rev 21:2

…God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

 Rev 21:9

…Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb…

 Rev 22:17

And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth..

Study 1 Corinthians 6:2 reign with Christ 

We are spiritually the Bride.  If you believe in the Godhead and not the Pagan Trinity,  that Jesus Christ is the Image (PERSON – BODY) of the invisible God and not the 2nd Person of the 3 person Trinity Colossians 1:15, you will believe that Jesus is God and we are His Bride.  Amen!  See the Trinity is Pagan and  IS NOT the Biblical Godhead study links above.

See the connection with the Body of Christ.  

Understanding the Godhead vs the Trinity will make this clear.  See our study in links above.

The body of Christ being grafted into the PROMISE OF ABRAHAM – Salvation by Faith alone means there is NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN Jew, Greek, Male, Female we are ALL ONE BODY. 

Jesus Christ IS the visible image of God Colossians 1:15, 2:8,9.  He was the one who addressed Moses and married Israel.

Read study  Come meet my Kinsman Redeemer.

Come Meet my Kinsman Redeemer (thethirdheaventraveler.com)

Read the book of Ruth. Take the time and see the type and  shadow of Jesus as our Kinsman and we are His GENTILE BRIDE.

Ask yourself this imperative question.  Why are the YOKE MASTERS so keen to remove the Church as the BRIDE?  Do you sense any alarms going off?  

Read how God – Jesus Christ DIVORCED ISRAEL.   Here is the Divorce Decree read it carefully:

Jeremiah 3:8-10;  Jeremiah 31:31-34, Read Hosea… Read Hebrews Chapters 8, 9, and 10. 

From the personal visceral pain of going through a divorce, it is unthinkable to imagine going back to a person whom is both legally and spiritually devastating and terminal in all aspects to the other.  Of course this does not address those instances of reconciliation.  We’re referring to IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES especially of a spiritual nature.  Why would God take back what he had legally proclaimed? 

For some low informed foolish Christian who thinks scripture supports God changing his mind or repenting for his actions, please read this study:

My response to the Question: “If God is perfect, why did he regret creating humanity and cause a flood in Genesis 6:5,6? (thethirdheaventraveler.com)

Read John 8:42-47

Jesus cursed and rebuked the Pharisees and removed the Kingdom from them (FOR A TIME)  We do NOT believe in Replacement Theology.  Read Romans 9-11.  God has His chosen remnant.

Read Matthew 12.

Paul clearly finished his work with the JEWS and went to GENTILES Read Acts 28.

Notes

Church: It seems the entire discussion regarding church is being confused with the Dispensations of the GOSPEL.  Please know there is only one Church, One Body. There does not exists A church of the Jews and A church for the Gentiles.  The Church is used with the INDEFINITE ARTICLE THE = ONLY ONE.  There are however very clear and distinct dispensations from the LAW to KINGDOM to GRACE.  See Dispensation term definition below.

The word church is used in the New Testament 76 times. Church means gathering of believers. The Church means the Body of Christ.  Paul writes in Galatians 3:28,29: There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. The foundation and first use of the word Church is where we must begin with Isaiah 9:6,7

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

 And stand on Matthew 16:18

 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 

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76 verses containing the word “church”

 

 

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Beware of the Yoke Masters

Yoke Master:  Richard Jordan

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1 Timothy 6:1-5

Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.

And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.

 

If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;

 

He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

 

Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

Beware of the Yoke Masters – Part 1

Part 1 of a 3 Part Series exposing the Yoke Masters who place a burden on the people by constricting, restricting, dismissing, and deleting scripture altogether,  that definitely applies to the Body of Christ, lying to the people by saying it does NOT.  Sadly these are the Dispensational teachers who go far beyond RIGHTLY DIVIDING and in fact over divide thus WRONGLY DIVIDE scripture. 

This work is a joint labor of love by Andrew Sheets, Rick Whittaker and his wife Lena Whittaker.  Brother Whittaker special thanks for the title of this Study and your and Sister Lena’s in- depth assistance in research and collaboration to produce this work. 

The Yoke Masters tell you the Church is not in The Book of Revelation and has no part in it whatsoever. And throw out scripture that does apply in other books of the Bible including the Old Testament and in New Testament books beyond the Pauline Epistles. 

 

Jesus Said:

Luke 11:46

“And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.”

Luke 11:52

“Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.”

 

Jesus said:

Matthew 11:28-30

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

 

Paul wrote:

Colossians 2:8

8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

It’s time to take the scissors away from the Hyper Dispensationalists.

To those with eyes to see and ears to hear.  

All scripture in the King James Bible.

Why the King James Bible Only?

The True History of the King James Bible – all modern Bible Translations are Satanic (thethirdheaventraveler.com)

Which Church do you belong to?  The Church in Philadelphia (Revelation 3:7-13)  

https://www.thethirdheaventraveler.com/2020/10/i-dont-go-to-church.html

Or the Church of the Laodiceans,  the apostate church in this age (Revelation 3:14-19) ?  

The Hyper-Dispensationalists Preachers and teachers with their false and twisted words meet the definition of the church of the  Laodiceans.  

The Laodiceans – Apostate church operations of this day

The Flood of Updates on The Apostate Fake Church of Today; Wake Up Christian! Come Out! (thethirdheaventraveler.com)

DISPENSATIONS and what are the RIGHTLY DIVIDING lines in scripture require us to rightly divide. In 2 Timothy 2:15. We are a firm believers in Dispensations in the Bible, but rightly dividing means precisely to RIGHTLY DIVIDE  – NOT OVER DIVIDE or divide incorrectly.  See properly dividing scripture by dispensation in notes below.

 Where are the proper divisions in scripture regarding Dispensations, What pertains to the Body of Christ, What pertains to Israel, etc.

All our work and striving are based on our solid Foundation which is Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen!  Scripture is clear in 2 Timothy 2:23 and 1 Corinthians 1:10 for us to stay clear of senseless arguments.  

1 Corinthians 13:12

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

1 John 3:2

2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

If Paul and John would write such things, it behooves us who have no way near their knowledge and direct experience with Jesus Christ to realize we only have a glimpse. 

Scripture is so clear that we all see through a glass darkly and no matter how well we think we have God’s word figured out, we still do not have it perfectly clear. 

And certainly no one person can claim to have more knowledge over others as the Pharisees. God forbid!  We invite comments on this study in the spirit of love.  

 We submit this study in the spirit of love, cautioning those who want to rightly divide scripture to be careful not to OVERLY DIVIDE and become legalistic and blind and not allow scripture to interpret scripture BUT instead force scripture into their own interpretation. (2Peter 1:20-21) But the hyper-dispensationalists will teach you not to  use the Book of 2 Peter, that it does not pertain to the church.  More detail in why we use all books of the Bible for the Body of Christ in Part 3.  Remember the New Testament is not a new testament it is the fulfillment of the Old Testament.  

According to observation, there is a group of  prominent bible teachers of dispensation that have frankly become hyper-dispensationalists which must be reproved for instruction in righteousness.  (2 Tim 3:16)  We pray these individuals take this study and sincerely check themselves.

The most prominent – stand outs – in this group of Hyper-Dispensationalists include at least three that now appear to be saddling a burden and frankly a yoke on Christians.   Richard Jordan at Shorewood Bible Church.   Justin Johnson at Grace Ambassadors and Rodney Beaulieu at Grace Bible Church.  It’s interesting and ironic that all three also teach and preach the pagan theory of TRINITY and not the Biblical Godhead.  See studies on why the Trinity is NOT the Biblical Godhead:

See study of Trinity is Pagan BAAL Worship and is NOT the Biblical Godhead

Trinity is Pagan Practice of Polytheism in Mainstream Christianity #EndTimes #Apostasy (thethirdheaventraveler.com)

In Part 1 we will be addressing Richard Jordan at Shorewood. In this study We will be addressing at length the Church – Body of Christ – in Revelation and that we will be ruling with Jesus Christ in the Millennial Kingdom.  We will be addressing the difference between The Lord’s Day and the Day of the Lord. 

In Part 2 we will be addressing Justin Johnson at GRACE AMBASSADORS and addressing the meaning of Church and the fact that the Bride of Christ is in FACT The Body of Christ and is in the book of Revelation.  We will also address PROPHECY not only for Israel but “about” “for” and “to” the Body of Christ as well. 

In Part 3 we will be addressing Rodney Beaulieu and his mocking of those of us who claim that the word CHURCH in Revelation means church – Body of Christ and NOT Israel. 

We will also include a study on how we are to use parts of scripture that are outside of the Pauline Epistles.

Spoiler alert: the entire Bible is about Jesus Christ. Every time we see Jesus Christ we see His Body.  

Let’s get started:

Psalm 45:1-7

Yoke Master:  Richard Jordan

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 Richard Jordan teaches the Church is nowhere to be found in the Book of Revelation that Revelation does NOT pertain to the Church in any manner. He also makes outrageous claims that the phrase “The LORD’S DAY” means “The DAY OF THE LORD.” 

The Lord’s DAY is clearly defined in scripture as the first day of the week –  Sunday.  Isaiah 58:5, 13, 14 (Spoiler alert for The Rapture – Come up Hither of John in Revelation 1:10, 4:1 harmonizes with Isaiah 58:5,13,14.)  See more details further down in this study on scripture for the Lord’s Day. 

Richard Jordan tells us specifically that taking Sunday as the Lord’s Day comes from Roman Catholicism and is BAAL worship. 

(The irony is BAAL worship is preaching and teaching the Pagan TRINITY as the Biblical Godhead which is what he does.)  

He claims this phrase means the DAY OF THE LORD (Tribulation). 

He also has other disturbing claims that the Bride of Christ is NOT the Church but rather strictly Israel.  See his videos listed here:

https://youtu.be/20Q3RL7fGD4

https://youtu.be/_PlQdbeWN_U

These are frankly lies which we will prove in this study, but the great irony here is that their doctrine of faith claims the Trinity as the Godhead which is in fact BAAL Worship. 

Richard Jordan at Shorewood Bible Church mocks Christians who believe the Body of Christ is in Revelation and that the book of Revelation is extremely relevant to the Body of Christ. 

He must not read Rev 1:3 when he teaches on the Book of Revelation.

They are Reprobates concerning the faith (2 Timothy 3:8,9) who do not read Revelation 1:3:  “Blessed is he that readeth and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein for the time is at hand.”  Or Revelation 22:19: “And if any man take away from the words of the book of this prophecy…” (He removes key scripture in Revelation and or completely misinterprets and twists scripture to make it fit his agenda)

These false teachers are becoming more and more outspoken and DOGMATIC in their contention that the BODY of CHRIST is limited to the strict confines of Acts 28 or some say Acts 15 through Philemon.

 Any scripture outside of Acts 15 or 28 or some consider Romans through Philemon, they consider irrelevant for the Body of Christ. Most of them will hypocritically claim it was written for the Body of Christ but not to or about the  Body of Christ. But in their teaching and practice they are honestly cutting away madly with their Pharisee scissors. These Pharisees are blind guides who strain a gnat but swallow a camel. Matthew 23:24. Matthew Chapter 23 CLEARLY DEFINE THE HYPOCRITE AS THE MARK OF THE PHARISEE. 

Let’s address his points:

He contends The Day of the Lord is the same as the Lord’s Day of Revelation 1:10.

DAY OF THE LORD  VS THE LORD’S DAY.

If the order of words does not matter then words have no meaning AMEN! And AMEN!

By the Way.  The Way, The Truth, The Life…  This is why we Rightly Divide.

Revelation 1:10, 

 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, and  Revelation 4:1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.

 In Revelation 1:10, John states he was in the Spirit (meditating and worshiping The Lord on His Holy Day) This is clearly understood when we read the words in the order they are given. “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day.

Why would John be in awe if it meant the same as The Day of The Lord?  Amos writes: WOE UNTO YOU THAT DESIRE THE DAY OF THE LORD!…  Amos 5:18.

Why would John be taken up into the 3rd Heaven in Revelation 4:1 on the Lord’s Day?  Because The Lord’s Day is  the day consecrated – “the holy” day unto Jesus Christ.  Isaiah 58:5, 13,14.  1 Corinthians 16:2. His Day.  Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath. Matthew 12:8. On the consecrated day – the first day of the week –  Sunday was the day they meditated on the word. See Acts 20:7.  1 Corinthians 16:2.   John uses the phrase “The battle of that “Great Day of God Almighty.” Revelation 16:14 which is clearly the Tribulation – Time of Jacob’s Trouble. Why would John not use the same phrase if it meant the same thing?

The Lord’s Day is NOT the same as The Day of the Lord by both grammar, biblical context and bible hermeneutics comparing scripture with scripture:

Background:

The Day of the Lord = 7 year Tribulation not to be confused with the Day of Christ = The Rapture of the Church.  

Grammar:  DAY OF THE LORD. Found 31 times in scripture as in Joel 2:1. 

Bible, King James Version (umich.edu)

 

Within the context comparing scripture with scripture, The word Day in Revelation 1:10 is a noun meaning ERA,  PERIOD OF TIME. This NOT to be confused with Day as in a 24 hour time period as in a certain day of the week.  Day here is followed by the Preposition OF which expresses the relationship between a part and a whole. 

This means that the time frame marked by day (period of time) is part of God’s judgment.  Day here is NOT distinct and apart as in the day or a day of the week, but rather is a separate time frame marked as a part of God’s purpose. In the context of scriptures used 31 times plus in Revelation 16:14 and 6:17 we see this is the great day of His wrath.  

 

 

The Lord’s Day = Sunday the first day of the week – an acceptable day unto The Lord!

All starts from the beginning.  Genesis 1:3, 4 reads: And God said, “Let there be light; and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good.

The established First Day of Creation was the First Day of the Week. This is the Lord’s Day.  

The LORD’S DAY.  My Holy Day Isaiah 58:13. 

See notes below titled TITLE FOR THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK  = THE LORD’S DAY for additional information on the origin of Sunday being the Lord’s Day.

Scripture tells us clearly Jesus was risen early on the first day of the week (Sunday) Mark 16:9.  Jesus then tells Mary Magdalene not to touch him because he must ascend to the Father in heaven * see further explanation below. Jesus tells Mary to go tell the disciples and that he must go to the Father in Heaven. John 20:14. Then in Mark 16:12 he appears in another form which means he had already ascended and returned. And Mark 16:14 he appeared to the 11 Disciples the same day in the evening, see John 20:19. 

 

Note: In Mark 16:14 Jesus rebuked the eleven that sat at the table for not believing the witnesses that saw him after he was risen on the First day.  Again this is significant because they believed NOT that he had resurrected from the dead on the FIRST DAY – THE LORD’S DAY. If we deny him the day does not matter.  The disciples didn’t even know it was Jesus. They did NOT recognize him or believe.  For the Pharisees (The Yoke Masters) to deny the Lord’s Day being the First Day of the week – the resurrection they are in fact denying the connection of His Sacrifice to this day.  This is significant!

 

The day Sunday, The Lord’s Day is established on the third day by the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Paul referred to this as part of the Gospel of Grace read 1 Corinthians 15:4…rose again from the dead the third day… according to the scriptures…  

Also see Luke 24:21

The day that Jesus was resurrected, the day he ascended after telling Mary Magdalene not to “touch” *  him before He ascended unto the Father John 20:17.   

* The King James Bible translates this correctly as “touch” whereas perverted bibles use words such as “do not cling to me” “hold me” etc. The definition and meaning of “touch” in this context means literally do not affect, taint, reproach in an injurious manner by making an impression upon that affects in a negative manner. 

See page 3361 Oxford English Dictionary Compact Edition. Additional definition is act upon contagious, affect  See page 38 of the Oxford English Compact Edition.  

What this means is Jesus had not yet gone to heaven to fulfill the role of High Priest at the Blood Sprinkled Mercy SEAT.  Luke 24:26 tells us that Jesus ascended to enter into His glory. For a deeper study see the requirements of the High Priest cleansing ritual before entering the Holy of Holies on the Day of Atonement. Leviticus Chapter 16. 

The sacrificial rituals laid out in Leviticus are Chapters 1 through 7.  The procedures to deal with uncleanliness in Leviticus are chapters 11 through 15. See the Ark of the Covenant Mercy Seat. Study this significance in  Hebrews 9:16-28, and the blood sprinkling for atonement, expiation, propitiation for the removal of sin. John 1:29; Romans 3:24-26;  8:34. 

Jesus not only ascended for the purpose of High Priest but also as himself as the sacrifice.  Read 1 Timothy 2:5,6

 For nthere is one God, and one omediator between God and men, pthe man Christ Jesus; 6 qWho gave himself a ransom for all, ||to be testified rin due time.

 

Hebrews Chapter 10.

Especially versus 5 – 23

 

Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:

6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.

7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.

8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;

9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.

10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:

12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;

13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.

14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,

16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;

17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.

18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.

19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,

20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

21 And having an high priest over the house of God;

22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)

 

Jesus then tells Mary to go and tell the Disciples the news he is risen. 

Jesus then appears after he had obviously ascended to Heaven and returned because he see him later appear on the same day to the disciples assembled in John 20:19

The disciples assembled on resurrection Sunday John 20:19 and Jesus met them.  Again on the following Sunday the disciples assembled on Sunday 20:26. 

 

The Church was established on Pentecost the first day of the week Leviticus 23:15-16; Acts 2:1.

 

The early Christians always worshiped on Sunday Acts 20:7 and 1 Corinthians 16:2. 

Another reason for Sunday was Jesus broke the legalism of the Sabbath after Matthew 12. The new day is Sunday.  In Genesis 2:3  God sanctified the sabbath. The Sabbath is the Holy Day which was kept on a Saturday but changed it after Israel rejected the Messiah.  Whatever day God has sanctified is HIS DAY regardless of what day it is.   Going through scripture there is NEVER a reference to HIS HOLY DAY as the Day of His Wrath.  In other words, the Lord’s Day is never used in the same meaning or context as The Day of the Lord. 

The Lord’s Day is only found in context 1 time in scripture as a day of the week John was called up into the presence of Jesus Christ in the same manner of caught up (Raptured) (Harpazo) unto Jesus Christ in the 3rd Heaven. See further explanation below. 

 Lord’s: the contraction apostrophe meaning possession.  A possessive apostrophe is an apostrophe used in a noun to show that the noun owns something… The Lord owns this day! The Lord’s Day.  Revelation 1:10. The Lord of the Sabbath. Mark 2:28.

Exodus 20:10,11  Wherefore The Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.  Amen!

We know that This Day – The Lord’s Day in scripture is Jesus’ resurrection and ascension into heaven as written in John 20:19 and again in Pentecost in Acts 2:1,  Acts 1:9-12. See study below on Pentecost on the first day of the week.  

 John was referring Revelation 1:10, 4:1  to the DAY OF JESUS’ Ascension was on the day John was caught up before Jesus.  Remember that Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath Matthew 12:8. It is chapter 12 when the major shift from the Kingdom Gospel takes place and Jesus curses the Pharisees. The next chapter 13 is where the Kingdom is clearly removed from Israel. 

 

We find The Lord’s Day in Revelation 1:10 that directly connects to Revelation 4:1 When John was Raptured * 

* Note: we use the word raptured. This word comes from the Greek Harpazo – Caught up. Snatched, seized by force. G726.  This is found in Revelation 12:5  The Revelation 12:5 Sign in the heaven signifying the Rapture.  John being “called” COME UP HITHER Revelation 4:1 and not snatched up.  The call UP hither and the ascension is from Strongs G305 ascend – abruptly in context taken from root G303 by implication with INTENSITY into the midst of Jesus Christ.  (John was taken up in his spirit  – not changed as we will be changed in a twinkling of any eye  1 Thessalonians 4:17.)  

The 2 Witnesses in Revelation 11:12 were also taken up to heaven in the same language “Come up hither.” 

A different study for a different day is Spirit vs spirit  Revelation 1:10 – Revelation 4:1. 

Continue reading below in this study to see the Church – the Body of Christ appearing in Revelation and definitely having a role in the PROPHECY OF JESUS CHRIST. The word Harpazo is also found in 2 Corinthians 12:2,4 *Paul Raptured into the 3rd Heaven,  1 Thessalonians 4:17 The Rapture of the Body of Christ.  

The word HARPAZO – Rapture is also used in Revelation 12:5.

Read link of the Revelation 12 Sign

LINKS

We Saints will definitely Rule with Christ  

We Saints will literally rule with Christ (thethirdheaventraveler.com)

Revelation 12 is the Rapture Celestial Sign

Revelation 12 is The Rapture Celestial Sign and Debunking: Not knowing the Day or Hour of Rapture (thethirdheaventraveler.com)

However we see here Revelation 4:1 John being “called” UP and not snatched up.  The call UP hither is from Strongs G305 ascend – abruptly in context taken from root G303 by implication INTENSITY into the midst of Jesus Christ.  

This is significant in that this is not the prophesied promised event we the Body of Christ  wait for in 1 Thessalonians 4:17 or Revelation 12:5 nor was it the unexpected snatching up of Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:2,4, nor was it the Acts 1:9 Ascent of Jesus Christ into Heaven in his self propelled ascent G1869 – in context of G142 (take upon oneself).

John was told, “Come up hither”. John on this Day which is holy (Sunday) was called by direct command and it immediately happened that he was before Jesus Christ and witnessed the testimony and foresaw the Body of Christ which is the 24 Elders, Revelation 4:4. 

Revelation 4 – Ironside’s Notes on Selected Books – Bible Commentaries – StudyLight.org

As noted earlier in this study the 2 Witnesses were also told to “Come up hither.”

If the aforementioned scripture isn’t the clearest evidence of THE BODY OF CHRIST existing in Revelation in the promise of the Rapture then NOTHING ELSE IS…  Yet this is the very essence these YOKE MASTERS – Hyper Dispensationalists want to steal from the Body of Christ by not including the church in Revelation. 

Pentecost happened on Sunday. This is hugely significant. This corresponds to the first fruits, first resurrection, to the barley harvest all pointing to signs of the Rapture and the Body of Christ.  See NOTES below on Sunday – The First Day of the Week – The Lord’s Day related to the early church’s worship and how John was in the presence of Jesus Christ – Raptured – Brought up, taken up before Jesus in Revelation Chapter 4:1.  

SUNDAY and The Lord’s Day is not a Catholic thing it is IN MY KING JAMES BIBLE. These Hyper-Dispensationalists want to scare away bible believers by defining the day as Catholic.     

In Revelation 1:10 John is in the Spirit of God and hears the voice of God, exactly described the same as in the call of the Rapture in 1 Corinthians 15:51 and 1 Thessalonians 4:16. John is told about the 7 different churches which I invite you to study as actual physical churches in Asia Minor at the time of John and God gives precise findings on each church as it existed and the problems these churches experienced and their corresponding warnings and rewards. 

 If people do not believe these churches were real and apply directly to the Body of Christ and also to the Tribulation Saints who will go through the trials of these churches we ask you to consider the warnings to the church of Ephesus in Revelation 1:11, 2:1-7 and compare to Paul’s grave concern over Ephesus in his letter to the Ephesians and Corinthians he even mentions Ephesus in strong words 1 Corinthians 15:32 and in 1 Timothy 1:3, 6:9,10. Look also at Acts Chapter 19 and 20:17-32. 

The love of money and cares of the world have drawn the Ephesians away from their first love spoken of by Jesus in Revelation 2:4 regarding Ephesus are exactly the types of concerns Paul had for the Epesians.  

See notes below on excerpts from H.A. Ironsides on the Churches of Revelation and the definite correlation to churches throughout history and the current condition we’re in of the Church of Laodicea. 

In Revelation 4: 1,2 John hears God’s voice (Trumpet sound) and he is immediately Raptured up to the 3rd HEAVEN Revelation 4:1 (Come up hither).  and is in the presence of Jesus Christ. Not the 3 pagan Trinity gods or persons of the Father God, The Son God and The Holy Spirit God who is really ONE God. This happens on the Lord’s Day – Sunday The first day of the week that has replaced the Sabbath. 

Note:  There is a powerful connection with the Church of Philadelphia in Revelation 3:7, 8 and 10 and Revelation 4:1 when John enters the OPEN DOOR to Heaven because we’re the Saints who will be Raptured among the many false believers and be spared from the Tribulation.  AMEN!

Read how in Exodus 20:10.11, 20:8, 16:23, 31:14,15, Isaiah 58:5, 13, 14, how God’s day must be kept holy and set apart and compare to the New Testament scriptures of Pentecost on Sunday Acts 1 and 2. Acts 20:7  Jesus’ Resurrection of John 20:1,19; 1 Corinthians 16:2, 

Sunday Pentecost   Resurrection Sunday Sunday Worship by the first century Christians   John Raptured on Sunday in Revelation Chapter 4.

 

Here are most references proving Sunday is Pentecost

The Lord’s Day: Sabbath or Sunday? (christian-history.org)

Pentecost in Acts 2:1 was on Sunday (bible.ca)

Here’s an excerpt from Matthew Henry on Revelation 1:10 THE LORD’S DAY

Matthew Henry’s Commentary on Revelation 1:10

Commentary on Revelation 1:9-11

(Read Revelation 1:9-11)

It was the apostle’s comfort that he did not suffer as an evil-doer, but for the testimony of Jesus, for bearing witness to Christ as the Immanuel, the Saviour; and the Spirit of glory and of God rested upon this persecuted apostle. The day and time when he had this vision was the Lord’s day, the Christian sabbath, the first day of the week, observed in remembrance of the resurrection of Christ. Let us who call him “Our Lord,” honour him on his own day. 

Revelation 1:10 – MSG – It was Sunday and I was in th… (christianity.com)

See additional studies in Notes below titled:

The connection with the Body of Christ and Passover – Pentecost Sunday

 

NOTES:

DISPENSATION – How to Rightly Divide

Dispensation – In the context of the Bible we are commanded to understand Dispensations.  2 Timothy 2:15 (Rightly Divide = divide God words by proper dispensation).  Colossians 1:25, 1 Corinthians 9:17, Ephesians 1:10, Ephesians 3:2.  Please take time here to stop and “study” and meditate these scriptures. Also see why it is so “critical” to rightly divide God’s word. If we do not, we’re using God’s word “unlawfully.”  Read carefully this study about striving lawfully 2 Timothy 2:5,  

To be a Good Soldier for Jesus We have to Know our Authority and Responsibility in order to Strive Lawfully (thethirdheaventraveler.com)

The meaning of a Dispensation taken from the same Greek word we get the word Economy οἰκονομία oikonomia oy-kon-om-ee’-ah

from STRONGS 3623; administration (of a household or estate); specially, a (religious) “economy”:–dispensation, stewardship. 

If you’re thorough in your research in the context of this meaning in scripture you’ll see the best fit synonym is ADMINISTER .  Take your medicine that is prescribed – administered to you by your doctor.  Your medicine is “dispensed” – “administered” to you personally for your particular ailment.  Anyone who takes your medicine that was “dispensed” administered” to you is in danger of grave health issues.  This is precisely the purpose of dispensations in the Bible.  Each dispensation is God’s plan of redemption for a particular people for a particular time frame.  Each Dispensation is phased out by an event through A SPECIFIC PERSON and arrives at its final accomplishment.  

Study Dispensations

Dispensations; Rightly Dividing The Bible; ESSENTIAL DOCTRINE; False Teachers do not teach (thethirdheaventraveler.com)

Dispensational Truth From Genesis to Revelation (thethirdheaventraveler.com)

Although there are 7 major dispensations from the time of Adam and Eve to the Millennial reign of Jesus Christ on earth. Most leave out the Kingdom Dispensation entirely.  In this study we’d like to focus primarily on the 3 major dispensations going from the 1. LAW to the 2. Kingdom to 3. Dispensation of GRACE. The Law given to Moses by God, Exodus 19:3-8 and covers the Bible from Exodus 20 to Jesus coming to fulfill the law and introducing the Kingdom Gospel Matthew 3 and Matthew 4:23.

The Kingdom offer fades out after Israel has rejected their Messiah in Matthew 12 and ends at the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The new dispensation of the Church begins at Pentecost with the birth of the church and is further realized in Acts 9 by the conversion of Paul and his direction to preach to the Gentiles in Acts 9:15. We see the Gospel given to Gentiles in Cornelius the Centurion in Acts 10. There’s much study in regard to when did Paul exactly receive the GOSPEL of GRACE as he preached in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. At Acts 20:24 We see Paul using the terminology GOSPEL of the GRACE OF GOD. 

The most important aspect of Rightly dividing is understand that ALL Scripture in the Bible is for the Body of Christ but NOT all scripture directly applies to us for our Gospel – plan of salvation. We must carefully inspect, examine each scripture to see if it applies by comparing scripture to the Pauline Epistles. For example: You see throughout this study we use many scriptures are quoted verbatim in all dispensations for example: Children honor and obey their parents. Law – Exodus 20:12, Kingdom – Matthew 15:4, and Grace – Ephesians 6:1. Other scripture may not be quoted verbatim but are in the same spirit in doctrine. For example: In Hebrews, a book written primarily to the Jews there are scriptures such as Hebrews Chapter 10 that directly apply to the Epistles. For example. Hebrews 10:29 corresponds to Ephesians 4:30.

Hyper-Dispensationalists are too quick to cut out all scripture outside of the Romans – Philemon Epistles of Paul. And even in the book of Romans there is a literary interlude between chapters 9-11 where Paul addresses the Jews – The Remnant going through the Tribulation.

Here’s good study link from Bereans to define the timeline to when Paul was given the Mystery (Gospel of GRACE to the Gentiles)

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The Gospel of GRACE also known as the Dispensation of Grace also known as the Church Age will End at the Rapture of the Church.

It is important to clarify that the classic theological definition of Dispensation is simply a distinctive arrangement or period in history that forms the framework through which God relates to mankind.  This definition however is weak under the scrutiny of scripture and especially in the context of comparing scripture with scripture.  We ask you to conduct your own study to verify what we write, but the truth is each DISPENSATION IS A CHANGE in God’s plan for salvation for mankind in His governance over man’s spiritual life and its manifestation in the physical realm. In other words, a Dispensation is a SALVATION PLAN to maintain mankind’s JUSTIFICATION before God.  Here are a few examples of scripture as one salvation plan changes to another. 

Kingdom Gospel found in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, examples: Matthew  4:23 specified in Chapters 5 through 7 (note: we get a glimpse of the future dispensation when Jesus remarks on the faith of the Roman Centurion in Matthew Chapter 8. The same happens to Peter in Acts 10 with another Roman Centurion named Cornelius. John 3:3,16.  Acts 2:21 up to Acts 28, including Romans 9-11 – specifically Romans 10:9,10,13  Matthew     John   Acts 2:21; Romans 10:9,10,13 (Note Romans 9-11 is a literary interlude set aside that Paul uses to address the JEWS regarding the time of Jacob’s trouble in which the Tribulation Saints will be under the same dispensation as the Kingdom Gospel  FAITH plus WORKS.  REPENT, BE BAPTIZED, BELIEVE AND CALL UPON JESUS TO BE SAVED.  

Gospel of GRACE:   Believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins according to the scriptures, was buried and rose again on the 3rd day according to the scriptures. 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. 

The Church in this age requires a thorough understanding of Dispensations which clearly define different SALVATION PLANS from Adam to today’s Christian. A change in Dispensation means a change in the plan of salvation. 

 

Sunday is the First Day of the Week and was observed by the first church 

Read following scriptures:

From the beginning Exodus 20:10,11; 16:23, 31:14,15, Isaiah 58:13,14  Mark 2:28, Matthew 12 Jesus Christ is the Lord of the Sabbath

God made the Sabbath holy and a command to follow and adhere to this day. However, after Israel turned to BAAL worship and rejected God, God divorced Israel and turned them over to Gentile rule.  Time of the Gentiles Read Daniel chapters 3, 7, and 9. After Israel rejected their Messiah, the age of the Kingdom Dispensation and the Law transitioned into the Dispensation of the Gospel. Do you still believe God honors the Sabbath over any other day? Read these scriptures Colossians 2:16, Isaiah 1:11-17, Amos 5:21, 

The Sabbath for the Christians was Sunday Read: 

Acts 20:7, John 20:19, 1 Corinthians 16:2  

Note:  If you want to observe Saturday over Sunday it is not a legal issue.  Colossians 2:16 is clear. 

 

Excerpt:  H.A. IRONSIDE

The Lord Himself has indicated the divisions of the book of the Revelation in chapter 1, verse 19. We are told that He said to the Apostle John: “Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter.” A somewhat more literal rendering of the last two parts of this verse would be: “The things which are now going on, and the things which shall be after these things.”

At the time that the Lord uttered these words, John had only seen the vision of chapter 1, the Son of Man in the midst of the candlesticks. Therefore, we are justified in saying that the first division of this Book would be chapter 1, verses 1 to 18. The things which are now going on would embrace the next two chapters where, under the similitude of seven letters addressed to seven actual Christian churches or assemblies existing in the last decade of the first century of the Christian Era in the reign of the Emperor Domitian, under whose tyrannical sway John was banished to the Isle of Patmos, we have an outline picture of the moral and spiritual conditions which the Lord saw would prevail through seven periods of the Church’s history from apostolic days to the end of its testimony on earth. These churches were all located in the Roman proconsular province of Asia, where John himself, according to the best records that we have, spent something like the last thirty years of his life. For a very definite reason the Lord selected the particular seven that we have here. There were other cities in this province in which churches were located, but they are not referred to here. Hierapolis was one of them; Colossae was another. The seven here selected will be seen, by consulting a map, to form a kind of a rough circle, so that if one took the highway from Ephesus, he would go on to Smyrna, then Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea, and from there back to Ephesus.

We are told in the twentieth verse of chapter 1, which introduces this division: “The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.” The Lord, then, is seen in the midst of these churches which are in the place of witness-bearing here on the earth. If we are only to think of the state and condition of the churches in the day when the Apocalypse was written, there is no particular mystery involved, but the mystery is now readily unfolded, for as we stand almost in the middle of the twentieth century, we can look back over all the years that have gone and see how remarkably these letters fit into seven great periods of Church history.

Observe, we do not have here specific historical facts as to individuals predicted. We mention this because some have objected to what has already been said because of the fact that the great outstanding characters of Church history seem to be utterly ignored. “How,” one commentator asks, “could the letter to Sardis, for instance, speak of the great State churches of Protestantism when there is no mention of Luther, Calvin, or any of the other outstanding heroes of the Reformation?” The answer, of course, is that we are not dealing here with events or persons so much as with principles. In the letter to Sardis we see the moral and spiritual condition of Protestantism, and that is what the Spirit of God sought to make known. The most convincing proof that this suggested interpretation is the correct one is this: If we were to change the order of these letters in any degree, we would have confusion, but taken as they are, everything is in perfect accord with Church history. We cannot, for instance, substitute Sardis for Smyrna, Laodicea for Thyatira, Pergamos for Ephesus, or make any other change without spoiling God’s wonderful portrayal of the prophetic story of the Church.

According to this view, then, we are now living in the Laodicean period of Church history. Ephesus sets forth the early days when living apostles still ministered to the Church on earth. Smyrna pictures the moral and spiritual conditions prevailing in the days of the ten great outstanding Roman persecutions. Pergamos tells of the union of Church and State in the days of Con- to heed His voice. They agree perfectly with the seal judgments.

Chapters Available – Revelation – Ironside’s Notes on Selected Books – Bible Commentaries – StudyLight.org

TITLE FOR THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK  = THE LORD’S DAY

 

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Quotes from Early Church Fathers: the Sabbath, Lord’s Day, and Worship

There is much confusion on what the early church taught in regards to the Sabbath, the Lord’s Day, and the day of worship. The early Church Fathers never taught that the Sabbath was changed to the first day of the week. The traditional Christian teaching is that Christ died on Friday, was dead and in the grave during the Sabbath (Saturday), and He rose from the dead on the eight day or the first day of the week.

The teaching that the Sabbath changed to the first day of the week is a new teaching from the reformation. Below are key quotes from the early Church Fathers that clearly show that the Christian church gathered on the first day of the week and in no way believed that the first day of the week was the replacement for the Jewish Sabbath.

The Didache

 

  1. But every Lord’s day do ye gather yourselves together, and break bread, and give thanksgiving after having confessed your transgressions, that your sacrifice may be pure.

(Didache Chapter XIV.11 —Christian Assembly on the Lord’s Day. 14 [A.D. 70]).

The Letter of Barnabas

Since, therefore, the days are evil, and Satan possesses the power of this world, we ought to give heed to ourselves, and diligently inquire into the ordinances of the Lord. Fear and patience, then, are helpers of our faith; and long-suffering and continence are things which fight on our side. While these remain pure in what respects the Lord, Wisdom, Understanding, Science, and Knowledge rejoice along with them. For He hath revealed to us by all the prophets that He needs neither sacrifices, nor burnt-offerings, nor oblations, saying thus, “What is the multitude of your sacrifices unto Me, saith the Lord? I am full of burnt-offerings, and desire not the fat of lambs, and the blood of bulls and goats, not when ye come to appear before Me: for who hath required these things at your hands? Tread no more My courts, not though ye bring with you fine flour. Incense is a vain abomination unto Me, and your new moons and sabbaths I cannot endure.” He has therefore abolished these things, that the new law of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is without the yoke of necessity, might have a human oblation(The Epistle of Barnabas 1 Chapter II.—The Jewish sacrifices are now abolished.)

Further, He says to them, “Your new moons and your Sabbath I cannot endure.” Ye perceive how He speaks: Your present Sabbaths are not acceptable to Me, but that is which I have made, [namely this,] when, giving rest to all things, I shall make a beginning of the eighth day, that is, a beginning of another world. Wherefore, also, we keep the eighth day with joyfulness, the day also on which Jesus rose again from the dead. And when He had manifested Himself, He ascended into the heavens.(The Epistle of Barnabas Chapter XV.—The false and the true Sabbath. [A.D. 74]).

Ignatius of Antioch

If, therefore, those who were brought up in the ancient order of things have come to the possession of a new hope, no longer observing the Sabbath, but living in the observance of the Lord’s Day, on which also our life has sprung up again by Him and by His death—whom some deny, by which mystery we have obtained faith, and therefore endure, that we may be found the disciples of Jesus Christ, our only Master(Letter to the Magnesians(shorter) Chapter IX.—Let us live with Christ [A.D. 110]).

During the Sabbath He continued under the earth in the tomb in which Joseph of Arimathæa had laid Him. At the dawning of the Lord’s day He arose from the dead, according to what was spoken by Himself, “As Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly, so shall the Son of man also be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” The day of the preparation, then, comprises the passion; the Sabbath embraces the burial; the Lord’s Day contains the resurrection(The Epistle of Ignatius to the Trallians Longer Versions. Chapter IX.—Reference to the history of Christ.)

 

Justin Martyr :

 

 But Sunday is the day on which we all hold our common assembly, because it is the first day on which God, having wrought a change in the darkness and matter, made the world; and Jesus Christ our Saviour on the same day rose from the dead. For He was crucified on the day before that of Saturn (Saturday); and on the day after that of Saturn, which is the day of the Sun, having appeared to His apostles and disciples, He taught them these things, which we have submitted to you also for your consideration.(First Apology Chapter LXVII.—Weekly worship of the Christians. [A.D. 155]).

 

First Apology of Justin Martyr

When was Justin Martyr written?

138–161 A.D.), sometime in the years 155–157 A.D. It seems Justin composed the work in direct response to the martyrdom of Saint Polycarp (69–155 A.D.), an early Christian bishop, theologian, and Apostolic Father (one who personally knew one or more of the apostles of Jesus)

Chapter 1. Address

To the Emperor Titus Ælius Adrianus Antoninus Pius Augustus Cæsar

Chapter 67. Weekly worship of the Christians

And we afterwards continually remind each other of these things. And the wealthy among us help the needy; and we always keep together; and for all things wherewith we are supplied, we bless the Maker of all through His Son Jesus Christ, and through the Holy Ghost. And on the day called Sunday, all who live in cities or in the country gather together to one place, and the memoirs of the apostles or the writings of the prophets are read, as long as time permits; then, when the reader has ceased, the president verbally instructs, and exhorts to the imitation of these good things. Then we all rise together and pray, and, as we before said, when our prayer is ended, bread and wine and water are brought, and the president in like manner offers prayers and thanksgivings, according to his ability, and the people assent, saying Amen; and there is a distribution to each, and a participation of that over which thanks have been given, and to those who are absent a portion is sent by the deacons. And they who are well to do, and willing, give what each thinks fit; and what is collected is deposited with the president, who succours the orphans and widows and those who, through sickness or any other cause, are in want, and those who are in bonds and the strangers sojourning among us, and in a word takes care of all who are in need. But Sunday is the day on which we all hold our common assembly, because it is the first day on which God, having wrought a change in the darkness and matter, made the world; and Jesus Christ our Saviour on the same day rose from the dead. For He was crucified on the day before that of Saturn (Saturday); and on the day after that of Saturn, which is the day of the Sun, having appeared to His apostles and disciples, He taught them these things, which we have submitted to you also for your consideration.

The First Apology was an early work of Christian apologetics addressed by Justin Martyr to the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius. In addition to arguing against the persecution of individuals solely for being Christian, Justin also provides the Emperor with a defense of the philosophy of Christianity and a detailed explanation of contemporary Christian practices and rituals. This work, along with the Second Apology, has been cited as one of the earliest examples of Christian apology, and many scholars attribute this work to creating a new genre of apology out of what was a typical Roman administrative procedure.[1]

The Lord’s Day in Christianity is generally Sunday, the principal day of communal worship. It is observed by most Christians as the weekly memorial of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who is said in the canonical Gospels to have been witnessed alive from the dead early on the first day of the week. The phrase appears in Rev. 1:10.

15th Station of the Cross: the Resurrection.

According to some sources, Christians held corporate worship on Sunday in the 1st century.[1] (First Apology, chapter 67), and by 361 AD it had become a mandated weekly occurrence. Before the Early Middle Ages, the Lord’s Day became associated with Sabbatarian (rest) practices legislated by Church Councils.[2] Christian denominations such as the Reformed Churches, Methodist Churches, and Baptist Churches regard Sunday as Christian Sabbath, a practice known as first-day Sabbatarianism.[3][4] First-day Sabbatarian (Sunday Sabbatarian) practices include attending morning and evening church services on Sundays, receiving catechesis in Sunday School on the Lord’s Day, taking the Lord’s Day off from servile labour, not eating at restaurants on Sundays, not Sunday shopping, not using public transportation on the Lord’s Day, not participating in sporting events that are held on Sundays, as well as not viewing television and the internet on Sundays; Christians who are Sunday Sabbatarians often engage in works of mercy on the Lord’s Day, such as evangelism, as well as visiting prisoners at jails and the sick at hospitals and nursing homes.[5][6][7][8] A Sunday custom present in many Christian countries is the “hearing” (abhören) of children at dinnertime, in which the parents listen while the children recall what their pastor preached about in the Sunday sermon; if any corrections are needed, the parents instruct them.[9]

In Christian calendars, Sunday is regarded as the first day of the week.[10][11]

 

The connection with the Body of Christ and Passover – Pentecost Sunday

Proving the Date of PENTECOST! (hope-of-israel.org)

During the Passover week (days of Unleavened Bread) the Lord told the Jews to do this. After sunset ending the regular Sat. sabbath the High Priest went to the field and cut enough barley to make an omer (1/10 of an ephah) for an offering to the God of the firstfruits of the harvest. This was called the ‘Wave Offering’. Very early the next morning on the first day of the week they beat the barley grain off the stalk and cleaned it of chaff, purifying it. Then the High Priest lifted up the bowl containing the omer of barley and brought back down. 

exegesis – Did Jesus ascend to Heaven twice? – Christianity Stack Exchange

Jesus ascended to heaven after his resurrection two times.  Once in John 20 after Jesus tells Mary Magdalene not to touch him before he has ascended to the Father. John 20:17. We know this was on a Sunday. Read John 20:19.

Jesus was the Firstfruits of the Resurrection. It’s believed that as the High Priest cut the stalks loose from the ground Jesus was Resurrected shortly after sunset on the Sat. sabbath which would have been the beginning of the first day of the week for the Jews. Then Mary sees Him. “say to them, I ascend to My Father”.  As the High Priest lifted up the omer of barley as a first fruits offering, Jesus ascended to His Father as the Firstfruits offering of the Resurrection.

Note:  We THE BODY OF CHRIST are PART OF THE FIRST RESURRECTION: Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.  Revelation 20:6. 

 

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Scripture for the Feast of Weeks are found in Leviticus 23:15–21.

REV 20:6:  Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years:

This is clearly the Church which will be with the Tribulation Saints mentioned in Revelation 20:4.  

We will attend the WEDDING SUPPER OF THE LAMB. REV 19:9.

 

 

 

 

 

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