MEANING OF FEAST OF TRUMPETS (5.9.13) (Sermon given 2012)

 

BRETHREN, THE EVENT

   GOD HAS COMMANDED US TO CELEBRATE TODAY, IN THIS ANNUAL SABBATH IS BEYOND “HUMAN UNDERSTANDING! AND YET GOD HAS SEEN FIT TO GIVE IT TO US IS ASTOUNDING!

 

THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST AWESOME DAYS IN ALL OF GOD’S ANNUAL SABBATHS, THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST IN SUPREME POWER, & GLORY!!

GOD’S FEAST of TRUMPETS TELLS US THOUSANDS OF YEARS IN ADVANCE OF THIS EVENT- IT’S   FANTASTIC MEANING & EARTH-ENCOMPASSING MAGNITUDE!!!

 

WE’LL FOCUS ON 3 POINTS: HOW; WHERE; & WHEN IT WILL HAPPEN!!

 THIS IS NOT WHAT THE PREACHERS OF THIS WORLD TEACH, BUT IT IS THE TRUTH OF ALMIGHTY GOD!

 PRIOR TO THIS TIME, THE RETURN OF J.C,

 

ISRAEL IS TO BE DESTROYED IN THE PROPHESIED GREAT TRIBULATION.   Isa.9:8,13,14; 10:5-7

HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF GENTILES, WILL THEN

TURN & FIGHT THE RETURNING JESUS CHRIST & SATAN’S COMBINED FORCES WILL TURN ALL THEIR FIRE-POWER, AGAINST CHRIST & HIS SAINTS Rev.17:1; Rev.19:19-21;

 

THEY’LL BELIEVE THEY’RE FIGHTING AN OUTER SPACE INVASION  Zeph. 3:8;  Zech.12:9

BEAR IN MIND AT ALL TIMES, THAT ALL ISRAEL WILL BE SAVED, AND THAT ALL THEIR ENEMIES WILL BE VANQUISHED BY THE GREAT GOD.                                                                                                                                                                                                       

MY BRETHREN,  THIS WORLD OF AWESOME PROGRESS, AND “INTELLIGENCE” HAS REJECTED THE-GOSPEL MESSAGE  J.C WAS SENT BY THE FATHER TO PROCLAIM,

AND THE ONLY MEANS BY WHICH MEN CAN BE RESCUED FROM ALL THIS HORROR, & THAT IS WHAT WE ARE REHEARSING IN THIS ANNUAL REFRESHER,THIS MEMORIAL; Lev.23:23-25. A MEMORIAL IS A CELEBRATION, WE REMEMBER TO KEEP, EACH YEAR, WHEN IS THIS ONE? ON THE 7TH-NEW MOON, THAT’S DAY 1 OF THIS 7TH-MONTH.

AND ON THIS DAY, IN THE NEAR FUTURE, ALL OF MANKIND’S INTELLIGENTSIA,

THE INTELLECTS, THE PROFESSORS, SCIENTISTS, & EDUCATORS, LEADERS OF GOV’T, & ALL WHO ARROGANTLY POUR SCORN ON THE PROPHETIC WORD OF THE LIVING GOD,

WILL SUDDENLY BE CONFRONTED WITH THE FEARFUL FULFILLMENT OF GOD’S ORACLES, IN BIBLE PROPHECY, SPARKING PANIC ON PLANET EARTH!

PANIC & BLIND-FEAR!!

LET’S SEE WHAT CHRIST WARNED? Lk.21:20,22,36;  Mat.24:29-34 

AT THIS TIME, THERE WILL BE MILLIONS STILL ALIVE ON EARTH, WITH MASSIVE FIRE-POWER, BUT

IT WON’T HELP THEM – NOTHING WILL, BECAUSE THEY HAVE REJECTED GOD FROM THE BEGINNING!!!   Isa.28:22;  29:5,6,8,20

 

 

SATAN’S AGENTS WILL MARSHALL HIS FORCES, TO REPEL  WHAT THEY SEE AS AN INVASION FROM OUTER SPACE

Joel 3: 9,11-16;  Joel: 2:1,2,10,11;  Rev.14:15-20; Isa.66:15-16; Isa.63:1-4,6; Mic.3:10-12;            THEY’LL BE STRIPPED BARE, AND STARTED AGAIN- THIS WILL BE EVERYONES LAST CHANCE!

 

       FOR ALL THIS, GOD IS INDIGNANT AGAINST ALL PEOPLE,  &  HAS A CONTROVERSY, AND HE WILL CONTEND WITH ALL HIS ENEMIES AT THIS TIME

 

THAT IS “A” REASON THIS TIME IS ALSO THE VENGEANCE OF GOD, FOR ZION!

THIS WILL BEGIN, AS I SAID, WITH THE G.T, THE TIME OF TROUBLE, SUCH AS HAS NEVER BEEN SINCE THERE WAS A NATION, NO, NOR EVER WILL BE   AGAIN!

THEN THE DAY OF THE LORD! AND ALL OF MAN’S ARMIES WILL “THINK” TO FIGHT OUR LORD!

 

MASSIVE, THOUGH MAN’S ARMIES WILL BE, WITH FAR-RANGING BALLISTIC MISSILES & HYDROGEN WEAPONRY, TANKS, WARSHIPS, DRONES, UNMANNED CRAFT THAT CAN DROP BOMBS ON TARGETS FROM ABOVE THE CLOUDS…

 

YET, FOR ALL THIS,

TO THEIR DISMAY & BLIND PANIC, THEY WILL SEE THEIR WEAPONS ARE COMPLETELY USELESS!!

 

THEY WILL BE SHATTERED TO REALISE THEIR WEAPONS ARE LITTLE MORE THAN FIRECRACKERS AGAINST POWERS THEY CAN’T COMPREHEND!

Zech.14:1-5,12Jer.25:29-35

 

GOD SAYS NO WEAPON SHALL BE EFFECTIVE Isa.54:17;  Psa.91:5-10; Lk.21:17-19;

 

GOD HAS PROMISED HIS ELECT THAT THEY WILL RISE TO MEET THE RETURNING JESUS CHRIST IN THE CLOUDS,

AS HE DESCENDS UPON THE MT OF OLIVES!

 

THAT MEANS OUR BODIES WILL BE MADE IMMUNE TO LIGHT-SPEED!  STRANGER THAN FICTION, YET TRUE!

 

THE SPACE-SHUTTLE HAS TO RE-ENTER EARTHS ATMOSPHERE AT VERY HIGH SPEED AT ABOUT 120 KMS IN HEIGHT FROM SPACE WHEN IT BEGINS IT’S DESCENT TO EARTH, AT ABOUT 3,400 KPH! (MACH-25)

 

EARTHS’S HEAVY ATMOSPHERE WILL HAVE NO EFFECT ON OUR NEWLY CHANGED BODIES, & THIS WILL OCCUR IN THE BLINKING OF AN EYE, IN AN INSTANT!

I Cor.15:50-52; IThess.4:13-17;  

                                                                                 WE COULD ASCEND AS MUCH AS 20,000ft TO MEET THE RETURNING CHRIST IN THE AIR AS HE DESCENDS UPON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES!

THAT’S WHAT IS DUE TO HAPPEN ON THE ACTUAL DAYWE’RE NOW COMMEMORATING IN ADVANCE!!!

 

HAVING READ ALL THIS MATERIAL, HAVE WE FORGOTTEN THAT THERE IS TO BE A REMNANT THAT WILL BE SAVED OUT OF THE COMING G.T? REV.12:13-16, THIS IS ONE-GROUP. VERSE 17; THIS IS AN UNPROTECTED GROUP!

The protected group are shown in verse 6 again, still here in Rev.12:6 THIS PROPHECY IS GIVEN IN DUALITY, FIRST TYPE IN ANCIENT TIMES, WHEN THE PEOPLE OF GOD WERE CHASED ALL OVER EUROPE, AND BUTCHERED, THIS IS SHOWN ALSO IN REV.17:6, (MENTION VS.5; THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS-THE WHORE!

 

THERE IS TO BE ANOTHER MARTYRDOM OF THE SAINTS IN THIS TIME OF TROUBLE, SUCH AS NEVER WAS, AS WE READ IN REV.6:9-11; VS.12 SETS THE TIMEFRAME,

AND AGAIN IN Rev.7:13-14; THESE ARE BEING PUNISHED, BECAUSE THEY WOULD NOT LISTEN, AND THEN THEY OVERCOME, AND REPENT, AND COME OUT OF THE G.TRIB’

 

GO TO REV.3; TO READ ABOUT THIS PROTECTED GROUP AGAIN; REV.3:7-11. FINALLY HERE, TURN TO ZEPH.2:1-3.

 

  THAT’S ALL PART OF THE MEANING OF THIS DAY

 

THERE WILL BE 100s OF MILLIONS OF DEAD FROM THEIR FUTILE FIGHT AGAINST THE RETURNING CHRIST !!!    

 

JERUSALEM WILL BE DEVASTATED!! LK.21:20-22;     Hos.13:9-14;

 

THIS IS THE-DAY OF VENGEANCE OF OUR GOD, UPON A WICKED, HOSTILE, VIOLENT, & REBELLIOUS WORLD!!! HEB.10: 28-31 ISRAEL KNEW ALL OF THESE THINGS WE ARE READING TODAY BRETHREN;     Isa.35:3-4,10  CROWNS OF LIFE!!!

 

HOW GREAT WILL THIS VENGEANCE BE? II Thess.1:3-9; WE WHO HAVE REMAINED FAITHFUL WILL BE SAVED! THOSE WHO REJECTED GOD, AND DENIED HIS NAME,(Rev.3:8.) WILL BE DETROYED IN FLAMING FIRE!!!

 

THERE ARE GOING TO BE FEARFUL TIMES BETWEEN NOW THEN, AND,  THE FAITH OF MANY, IF NOT ALL WILL BE TESTED,

BUT NOTICE WHAT GOD SAYS:           Eph.6:10-14,16-17

 

 

THAT’S THE GOOD NEWS & LIFE ETERNAL IN THE KINGDOM of GOD!

 

 

MY BRETHREN, IN CONCLUSION, WE’VE SEEN HOW ALL THESE THINGS ARE GOING TO TAKE PLACE

 

IT’S THRU GOD’S ARMY UNDER CHRIST, LAUNCHING VENGEANCE ON THE GENTILES & RESCUING ISRAEL’S REMNANT  Amos 5:2-4,15

 

WE’VE SEEN WHERE MOST WILL TAKE PLACE     Rev.9:15;  14:20

 

WHAT ABOUT  WHEN”?        Mat.24:36-41, 31-34, 42

 

PROTECTION IS PROMISED, & REVEALED    Rev.3:10;  12:14;  Psa.91:1-11;  Dan.7:13-14,27

 

LET’S GIVE GOD GRATEFUL THANKS EVERYDAY FOR THE UNSPEAKABLE GIFTS HE PROVIDES FOR US, AS PART OF HIS REMNANT, ACCORDING TO THE ELECTION OF GRACE!

Rom.11:1-2,5,7-11.

 

AND LET’S CONSTANTLY GIVE THANKS THAT WE ARE PART OF THIS MAJESTIC MASTER-PLAN, LET’S NEVER FORGET THIS, TURN WITH ME IN CLOSING TO Rom.16:25-27. AMEN

 

 

CHURCH OF GOD UPDATE

Dear brethren of God’s church T.V.E, & God’s elect worldwide, & to all the scattered called, who fear God:

To bring you up to date with latest developments, we first of all wish to give all of you thanks for your support through another difficult year in this world, as Jesus Christ said, in the world, ye shall have tribulation, but in me, ye shall have peace!

By way of announcements, & to let you all know, we have moved headquarters to the southern state of Victoria in Australia, from Sydney, in the state of New South Whales. A new GPO box will soon be set up in Melbourne, but all can continue to contact us through the website, email, and phone.

WATCH, THAT YE MAY BE ACCOUNTED WORTHY TO ESCAPE ALL THESE THINGS THAT SHALL COME TO PASS (L’k.21:36)

In relation to world events, if you are “WATCHING”  world events are taking shape through prophesied global conflicts, nations rising against nations, & kingdom against kingdom, famines & pestilences  and earthquakes in diverse places as the beginning of sorrows!

These events we  are leading in to the most HORRIFIC time, the prophesied time of WORLD conflict, called the great tribulation. Matt.24:21-22. A time such as has NEVER been, no, nor EVER will be again! How few have heeded the terrifying implications of this coming WORLD WAR, the 3rd, and LAST war for mankind, at the very end-age. This is not a fear religion, this is the religion of the Holy Scriptures, the religion of the Most High God, who in his loving mercies, warns, encourages & teaches the way that leads to life, the way the world is going, believing, and thumbing their collective nose at Almighty God, the way of sin, for which wages is death, is diametrically opposite!

 

The time is coming, & will come when all, or most are slumbering, and loving to slumber, both physically, and, especially, spiritually, with many putting these ‘evil-days’, far from them, and some saying, Oh no, things will just go on as before, and we will have peace, we had similar situations as we have now, so did we back in the 1960’s, with the Cuban Missile crisis, and the closing of the Panama canal, the hundred year war, conflicts, strife’s etc, etc. For any who “think” this way, THINK AGAIN! That would be a major mistake.

As we know, world events are taking shape now with many crises’ of all kinds in many nations, from disrupted & wild weather patterns, to religious, multicultural, societal, national or global anarchy, on every possible front. With lawlessness, violence & evil growing in lack of parental care, discipline and training via family breakdown, globalism, and many, many other related problems. No man could ever have foreseen this to occur some 2,750 years in advance, but the eternal God did!

“And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable. And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them. The shew of the countenance does witness against them; They declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves. (Isa.3:5,4,9.) These are just a minuscule sliver of the pronouncements God made against the tribes of Israel who were scattered by God over the entire world, and the punishments to soon be meted out upon an UNHEEDING people!

 

The middle east is shown in many, many prophecies, Old Testament, and New Testament to be the hot-spot in the grand smash climax to man’s age, with recent events in Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Iran, Syria, & Israel, for starters,warning us that this is not going to change, at least in the short-term!

Likewise, with the rising European Juggernaut, like an unstoppable freight train at high-speed ready to crash world economies, we will see a slimmed down 10-nation union, from the current 27-member union, whether amalgamated into a revamped 10-nation power house, or, a revised, and slimmed down 10-member union, resurrected out of the ashes of economic and fiscal failure, from the sheer weight of unrelenting debt, that now pervades the E.U, through their financial instruments, the ECB, and others, and the “whore” sitting astride this rising Beast power!

 

As this Euro-power house continues to pick up other financially struggling Euro-members, and along with these members, their debt, they, the E.U, must either continue to fund, or cut them loose. At the minute, Greece is going through a kind of death-throes, with a great deal of financial pain for decades of financial mismanagement, now choosing to ignore strong fiscal recovery as properly advised by the leaders of the E.U, the Germans, especially. Regardless of what happens short term, the result as revealed by the living God will be, typical of man’s institutions, a WASTELAND of misery, pain and suffering for all who put their trust in the “strength” of man. As God warns in this context in Jeremiah.17:5; “Cursed is the man that trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm,  and whose heart departs from the LORD.

The downfall of the Euro’ is shown in scripture to come at an instant,  and major re-shuffling of world powers, perhaps even the collapse of some will result from a vortex created sometime not too far ahead. Nevertheless, we in God’s church do not pretend to know the precise details of all that is shortly to come to pass, but only those things which Bible prophecy reveal will happen.

As all of these, and many other inter-related events begin to come to pass, Bible prophecy reveals another shifting of the tectonic plates, with half of the church not ready, (the exact proportion is unknown-see further) where the teaching of Jesus Christ showed that there would be 5-wise, and 5-unwise ‘virgins’,  referring to the churches at the time of the end, which would have become lukewarm, (spiritually) Rev.3:14-20. with their ‘lamps’ having gone out! (no oil-quenched the Spirit-I Thess.5:19.)

It is the elect of God, who will not have quenched the gift of God’s Holy Spirit, are still growing in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ, proving ALL things, repenting daily, remaining close to God, walking in all His holy commandments, in total submission and commitment to God, and His coming kingdom, and it is those that we are reaching out to, as many as the Lord our God shall call! Acts.2:38-39; Those who are not being deceived by the cunning of false ministers, who teach for filthy lucre, instead of being prepared to hazard their very lives for the name of Jesus Christ, and feed the sheep, and lambs of God, and Christ.

Any who are reading this now, may be some of those elect, to whom God is extending a final opportunity, and a mighty arm of salvation!

If you are one of those, we are prepared to assist, and be fellow helpers of your faith and joy in the LORD Christ. To you who do rejoice in the things of God, hearken, the God of Glory, The father of our Lord Jesus Christ has scattered his people, to sift and sort them into at least these 2-main groups, either, Wise, or Unwise, which group any of us are in, depends entirely on whether you are responding appropriately to the calling of God Almighty, or, whether you already “think” you stand… God is not a respecter of persons, regardless of whosoever the person is, if they are living in obedience to His Laws, great and small, and heeding all the commandments of Jesus Christ, as He said, he that loves Me, keeps my commandments…(Jn.15:1-10.) He that loves me not, keeps not my commandments…This may sound all too simplistic, and there is a great deal more to this entire situation, granted, but these are the nuts and bolts!

If you, like us, believe you are in obedience to all of God’s Laws and commandments, then, it certainly won’t hurt for you to at least check out what we are talking about, nothing to lose right? Right! But if you are not keeping God’s way, and word appropriately, then this is an opportunity you CAN’T Afford to miss!

To you, we extend an invitation, whether all alone, or in a group, whether a minister, or member, to seek the truth of what is written here. In an honest and open heart, let us together seek the Lord, while he may be found. As God advises in Isa.55:6-7; … Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts, and let him return to the LORD,  and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

 

 

WHERE IS THE TRUE CHURCH TODAY? THE SHOCKING TRUTH!

INTRODUCTION

The ASTONISHING facts that the so-called churches are meant to be teaching, but are instead hiding from their members, while professing to be “doing-a work” should shock any who have been in God’s truth for any length of time! What is that work they are meant to be doing? And is suppressing the truth from their members part of their work?? These are very confronting questions, but answers must be given!

Some WILL be shocked by this article, but initially, by way of introduction to this article, please note that it is not our intention to criticize, ridicule, ride rough-shod over other churches, their beliefs, their ministers, or their congregations. Hence the reason we do not name & shame them. In fact, the Church of God is the family of God, our brothers & sisters in Christ, the sons & daughters of Abraham, & of Israel are being systematically re-deceived by the arch-enemy of mankind, that old serpent, called Satan, and the Devil.(Rev.12:9)

As a faithful remnant of the One true church of God, & possibly one of, if not the smallest organised church group with proper governmental structure, as begun by Jesus Christ to live by every word of God, we must speak truth, and as such, we have admonished many of our brothers, older and younger, to carefully check who they are following, whether God, or men.

God commands us to PROVE ALL THINGS, hold fast that which is good! I Thessalonians.5:21. And we hope to help all those called of God to come out of the lies & hypocrisies of your church which is not preaching the whole truth. Whether they are large or small, God is not a respecter of persons, organisations, ministers, members, or any thing in heaven or earth. But all that fear him in every nation, and obey him, he will honour!  This is just another IMPORTANT reason we are commanded by Christ not to put father,  mother, wife, children, brethren, sisters, or even his own life before God! (Luke.14:26-27) Saying here that when this is done, these are NOT-WORTHY to be Christ’s disciples!! Verse 33. Do you BELIEVE this??? Most do NOT.

As such, we have been warning many for around 16-years that they are in ERROR of the keeping of God’s commanded Holy days, and annual Sabbaths, called the Feasts of the Lord. And they have all, to a man, rejected this PLAIN, and easily provable TRUTH. Now, we have further rebukes for those who are sliding down a slippery slope called, “Laodiceanism”, meaning becoming lukewarm. In fact so many have become Laodicean, lukewarm, they will hardly preach prophecy, will not believe the truth concerning the CORRECT, & easily provable dates of God’s commanded Holy days! They have become so steeped in traditions, they can’t even recognize it anymore-What a shame!

Due to this lukewarm condition, we are among very rare & small company, as God’s faithful, called the elect in Scripture, who BELIEVE the GOSPEL. We are therefore directing this article to you that are prepared to be FAITHFUL to the living God, & his truth, those who will seek the kingdom of God above ALL THINGS.

Paul also had to finally realise that the Jews were not interested in the Gospel, or Christ, whom the prophets had foretold of, as he said to them in one place; “Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles”. (Acts.18:6) We also go now to ALL whom God will send, to truly learn, be taught, and follow the path Christ set for his church, the ONE-true church he said he would build. (Matt.16:18)

As a further lead in to this examination of who are the true church of God are & who are the elect, and who are proclaiming the true gospel, we must ascertain who are actually keeping God’s Laws, while also preaching God’s word. Before we examine this situation further down after the sub-head, Who Is, & Who Is NOT teaching God’s Truth, & What is TRUTH? below, let us first ask & hopefully answer some basic questions, and  get the back drop of past and current teachings. 

Which Gospel?

In approximately 27 A.D, the gospel of the kingdom began to be proclaimed by Jesus Christ according to all the prophecies that went before on him, and as mentioned in Mark.1:14-15; “Now after that John was put into prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand:repent ye, and believe the gospel. John had prepared the way before him baptizing them in the river Jordan. And Jesus himself went to John to be baptized, not that he had sins to be washed of, but he the principal, and correct order, that except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God, (John.3:5.) showed even he, Jesus, had enter the kingdom of God, in this designated manner, and lead by example all them who would follow, as he had explained earlier to the Pharisee Nicodemus.

This is the point where a member of the human family is actually begotten into the family of God! And the transcendent process of beginning to let Christ live his life in every newly begotten child of God commences. Of course, Nicodemus could not understand, just as any of us who have been baptized and received the laying of hands of the ministry and a begettal of God’s Holy Spirit could not understand until this process had occurred. The apostle Peter said in Acts.2:38. …Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission (removal) of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

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Herbert Armstrong Tribute “God Sent him To Proclaim The Gospel”, Worldwide! By Pastor

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Dear brethren of God worldwide, we, like many of you, are baffled by the loss of so many of the teachings God restored to us via His apostle in the 20th century, Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong. As such we have seen many in the churches moving away from the trunk of the tree & solid foundational teachings, from which we all cut our teeth. Also the tremendous worldwide work Jesus Christ did through him. As he said, I am not doing this work, I have my part in it, but it is Jesus Christ doing the work, He is the Head of this church! (Or words to that effect) We have been criticized by some who appeared to worship Mr. Armstrong for not preaching him. We honour him as a faithful servant of God, and in deep appreciation of the truth God led us to understand. But I say, as I did to these; I preach Jesus Christ and Him crucified, (I Cor.1:23) not men! God’s servants are not to worship each other! For even the angel did tell this to the last surviving apostle of the 1st century. (Rev.19:10) “And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus; worship God: …  Even the mighty angel made it clear to this wonderful apostle toward the end of his life as a faithful apostle of Jesus Christ. We know it is Only God that ought to be worshiped! Herbert Armstrong castigated those who worshipped other men, and quoted the verses below, we have recorded on C.d, still, they continue on blindly worshipping him, while saying they aren’t worshipping him! In fact there are entire churches who have halted in their learning as a direct result of this “man-worship”. He stated, that he expected to go on learning until the day he died, and any who did not do this were in dire trouble. 

To prove their “man-worship” is in error, they they will never admit it; The apostle Paul encountered this same problem, and said “who is Paul, or who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man. I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that plants anything, neither he that waters; but God that gives the increase. (I Cor.3:5-7-My emphasis) The fact that there were divisions in the early churches of God, and that the ministry were having to counter this, shows nothing has changed as far as human nature is concerned. Today, some of the brethren, still want to worship men.

Another sad indictment on many of the people of God is that they do not understand that Jesus Christ said “I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH“; (Mt.16:18) But, it is the Father that doeth the works, via Jesus Christ, not any man! (John.14:10)

Mr. Armstrong  did his part faithfully, and as a result, we all love him, though he is dead. Many are slandering his name, his work, even accusing of heinous, yet unproveable crimes. Yes, he made his mistakes, he was after all, a man.

At this junction, I want to emphasize, that God did open the Gospel to his called people on a world wide basis, not done for 1900 years! (19 time cycles) Mr. Armstrong stated to his successor that he had preached the gospel, his successors job, was to to get the church ready! Even this well known statement has been rejected by the deniers, saying, they knew first hand that he did want the gospel to continue to be preached. Even though they all knew HE-had preached the gospel on a WORLDWIDE basis, that no man had done since the time of Jesus Christ. Did they realize Jesus Christ was opening the doors to him, and no other man? No, and they still will not realize this fact, so simple a child could work it out.

That “marvelous-work” WAS-DONE! (Hab.1:5) Does that mean as some “think”, that everything is finished? As one put it, the time of prophecy is over? And does that mean that there’s nothing else we can do? That we should should just wait? Perhaps we have nothing further to be doing? Maybe God is not even doing anything else, because Mr Armstrong is now dead? That “thinking” would mean all prophecy has been fulfilled. And that is impossible.  [Read more…]