Beware of the Yoke Masters Part 2

Addressing Justin Johnson at Grace Ambassadors

https://graceambassadors.com

 

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 2

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. 

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)

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.

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 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. 

https://strongsconcordance.org/results.html?k=church

76 verses containing the word “church”

 

 

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