A Journey Into God

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The Work of God – 21st Century
For

The Churches of God
Circa May 2008

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A Journey Into God
Key Scripture
''Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.'' (Gospel Book of John 17: 17-21)

We are on a journey.
We are on course in our journey into God. This is a spiritual journey we undertake while we walk, consciously, in our bodies of mortal flesh and blood. While we continue to have our being.

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And, on this journey, we ought to have a single reference point. And, on this journey, we also have a job to do. We use material, physical things to do and perform a spiritual job. And, ultimately, accomplish a spiritual goal. Then, finally, ARRIVE AT THE VERY ONLY, ONE, AND ONLY, SPIRITUAL END. And, we have many things to do. Inside of those things, that we must do and to be able to arrive at our destination, WE HAVE TO HAVE A COMPASS, like this, a magnetic compass, (Pr. 8:27). Every day of our life, we set our bearings (2 Cor. 4:10) aright on that point in that compass, our spiritual compass. So that we can arrive at our destination. If we do not have that sole reference point, if the next day we have another bearing, somewhere along the line, in the process of time, we begin to do other things than what we have been commanded to do, (Tit. 1:16). Then, we will never arrive at our destination.

THE WORLD LOST ITS WAY
So, that is what happened to all the churches of this world on this planet, that had so many bearings on their spiritual compass. They claim their kind of compass is based and oriented to the Holy Bible. This is what happened to the religious congregations and assemblies in this world. They incorporated the traditions and doctrines of men, and blended it with the doctrines of God, and in the Name of God, even the Names of

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GOD. THESE SEEMED RIGHT IN THEIR EYES. The multitude of believers agreed. These variant devotions became forms of worships and attended by hypnotizing rituals. With memorized prayers, chants, and mantras. They became institutionalized into religious culture. The people adored these. They adopted them. They, today, live and die for these. And so, they came up with different kinds of names. Different kinds of gospels. Different kinds of doctrines. Different kinds of things that they think are true, (Matt. 15:9; Matt. 7:13, 14). They included doctrines of devils and teachings of alien nature. The worshipful multitude are caught unaware. So, they came up with the conclusion that there is one God. Then, they concluded in their own minds that there are many ways, approaches, viewpoints by which and through which we can all worship Him and how to love Him. In the course of time, a huge bloc of believers adopted the idea that there are many gods. They do today. WHY DID MEN THINK SO? WHY DID MEN IMAGINE THESE VARIATIONS? WHY DID MEN GOT DIVERTED INTO WILL WORSHIP IN THE WORSHIP OF THE ONE TRUE GOD

There Is But One Way
The true God has only ONE WAY. And that is God's Way. The Way of Christ, (Matt. 22:16; Mk. 12:14; Lk. 20:21). He said, ''I am the way, the truth and the life,'' (Jn. 14:16). And, no man can reach the eternal final destination unless we walk through the narrow way, (Matt. 7:13-14). When Christ came from heaven, He was born of a human virgin in the form and shape of a human being. In mortal flesh and blood. Conceived by the Holy Spirit, the power of the Highest, (Luke 1:31-35; 1 Timothy 3:16)
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He came as the embodiment and personification of the Truth (Jn. 14:6). He was manifested in the flesh with the one Way (Eph. 4:4-6) we must go. He did not bear His own Message. He carried the one and only Message from God, He only had one message, the message of the Message true Way of God (Jn. 4:34; 5:19-20; 5:30; 5:43; 6:38-40; 10:30).

AllThe All-Inclusive Key (The Kingdom of God)
So to be able to understand the Holy Bible all the Bible, parables, all the sayings, all the red letter things, even the explanations of all the apostles throughout all the New Testament and the Old Testament, REMEMBER the theme of all these Scriptures God, is the Kingdom of God (Matt. 4:23; 6:33; 9:35; 24:13; 19:24; 10:23; 24:14; Lu. 12:31; 18:24; 24:47; Ro. 16:26). Yes, the only hope of all mankind, is the return of the Messiah, the Great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ, (Titus 2:13). We look for His glorious appearing. (1 Cor. 15:19; Gal. 5:5; Eph. 1:18; 4:4; Col. 1:27; 1 Tim. 1:1; Heb. 6:11; Ro. 8:24). The human race in all these thousands of years have tried to experiment with all kinds of governments. We have monarchies. We have dictatorships. You know, we have empires. We have democracies, societies, theocracies. We even have anarchy. And, all of these have failed! (Matt. 4:8; Lu. 4:5). THE PICTURE OF FAILURE IS EVIDENT IN THE HUMAN CONDITION TODAY. The onset of crises

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after crises bedevils the human race. Glimpses of success are few and far between. Throughout all the 6,000 years, all the sons of Adam and Eve have nibbled and eaten of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, (Gen. 1:17; 3:3-17; Matt. 3:10; 7:17, 19; Lu. 3:9; 6:43; Isa. 38:18) like all their forefathers did. Like Adam and Eve did. Even, if they went out of the Garden of Eden, all of them including us before we were converted, were nibbling everyday at the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil which symbolizes truth and error.

Multitude of Errors
So, mankind in his pretended wisdom (1 Cor. 1:19-21; 3:10; Jas. 3:15-18) away from God with all his scientific discoveries, his thoughts, his meditations, his writings, everything he has installed, crafted, manufactured and placed on this earth. They are all a product of man's dabbling and engagement in the knowledge of good and evil which is a mixture of truth and error, (Jude 11:1; Jn. 4:6; 2 Pe. 3:17; 11 Cor. 10:46; 1 Cor. 15:34). That is why you see sometimes it is deceiving that so great churches seem to be speaking the truth, (Matt. 15:14; 23:16-19; Lu. 6:39). They have great big cathedrals. They have great big libraries. They have great big schools. And they graduate in the millions, learned men and women. And, all of them produce only graduates that have drunken, eaten and have been mentally, intellectually nourished from the fountain of Satan the devil which is truth and error, (2 Cor. 4:4). result: The result You see this world you live in. There is no happiness in this world (Jn. 14:30; Ro. 12:2; 1 Cor. 1:20; 2:6; 3:18-19; Gal. 1:6; Eph. 2:2; 6:12; 1 Jn. 3:17; Jn. 18:56). There is no real peace, (1 Thes. 5:3; Isa. 59:8). Your Bible says, ''the way of peace they have not known,'' (Ro. 3:17).

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When I was there in Geneva, Switzerland, living as a resident guest in the Intercontinental Hotel Geneve, in the late 1980’s, and early 90”s, there were all these big leaders with all their great meetings. I was there when all these great leaders were meeting. It was there they met from all over the earth. They came to meet. Week after week. Month after month. Year after year, trying to bring peace to the world. I saw James Baker and Tariq Aziz. I was there in the banquet hall looking at them try to bring peace to prevent the Gulf War. Nothing happened. Pride took over, see. The eloquent spokesman of the ancient people of Iraq said, ''we have been here for 5,000 years, Mr. Secretary, we will survive.'' Pride, (Pr. 8:13; 14:3; 16:18). And, Mr. Baker, James Baker, the U>S> Secretary of State, he had something else in mind, they did not agree. So, finally they went to war, (Ja. 4:1). In that same historic place, leaders of nations had tried to craft some peace agreements. US President Ronald Reagan. Soviet Union President Gorbachev, They headed the only two superpowers in the world. And all those other world leaders. Nothing was, no, never was peace really lasting. It was just for the selfish interests of nations themselves. And they are backed up behind by all the armaments of war (Matt. 24:6) that have been manufactured with billions, even trillions, of U.S. dollars that could have gone to the benefit and the good use of all the children, the homes, the families, the widows, the orphans, the men, the women on earth, (Jer. 38:4). But, no, they were not! (Ps. 35:20; Isa. 59:8; Ro. 3:17). The way to peace they know not!

Christ Sends Us To The World
So, in the midst of this kind of a world, Christ our Lord, Jesus Christ our Shepherd, the Son of God, the Captain of our Salvation, the Head of His Church, sends us, after He has chosen us, (Jn. 5:38). First of all, God the Father calls us. And, we are told, that we are called. and chosen, and predestined to be called before the foundation of the world (Ro. 8:29, 30; Eph. 1:5, 11).

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Why is that? Who are we? (Matt. 6:28; Lu. 12:27; Ps. 8:4; Heb. 2:6; Ps. 115:12). We, of whom the apostle Paul said, ''For you see your calling brethren, not many wise men, not many noble are called'' (1 Cor. 1:26). You, who are the simple. You, who are the “of no account.” You, who are base. You, who were the useless, why? Why, did He call us? (Ps. 34:18; 51:17; Isa. 57:15; 1 Cor. 1:26; pr. 9:4, 15).

From Nobodies To Precious Children
We, who were nobodies, (1 Cor. 1:26-28) were called, indeed. However, it does not mean that when we were base, when we were not noble, when we were the useless, when we were called, that we will remain the base, the useless, the of no account, once He has called us. He will transform us, (Ro. 12:2) not by our own ability. He will change us, not by our own wisdom but by the Spirit of God, (Ro. 8:9, 14). The Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit of the Godhead that empowers to help us and quickens us (Ac. 1:8) to change. ''Be ye transformed brethren,'' the apostle Paul said, by the renewing of your mind. How can we be transformed? By the Spirit of God, (Ro.
12:2).

So, as you can see, as you have read a while ago, when you were baptized, (Ac. 2:38; Ac. 1:5; 11:16; Matt. 28:19), when you were laid hands on (Ac. 8:17), you, received an earnest, a down payment, a portion of the Holy Spirit (2 Cor. 1:22; 5:5). You, became at that point and time, from that day forward, partakers of divine nature, not the living, walking dead (1 Tim. 5:6; Heb. 6:4-6; 10:2) of which we once were.

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We have began to have many lives. We have become the ambassadors (2 Cor. 5:20) and the representatives of Christ. We have become the citizens of heaven (Eph. 2:19). We have become the called-out ones out of Babylon (Isa. 48:20). We have become the children of the brotherhood of light (1 Pe. 2:17; Matt. 5:14). And, so many other things (Ja. 2:23) that amazes us. From nobodies in Gods' eyes, in Gods' standard, we became the heirs (Gal. 4:7), the children of God (Ro. 8:17). We are empowered with the Spirit which we did not have before we ever knew Him (Eph. 1:4). Before He ever imbued us (Isa. 44:2, 24; 49:5) or, ever before we ever knew God, He knew us.

He loved us first before we ever loved Him (Jn. 3:16; 15:9).We a people of no account, useless and nobodies. We can be grateful, we can thank God beyond words to even express that He has even considered us. In the Bible, in the Book of Psalms it says, ''what is man that you him, are mindful of him that you have considered to make him even as he is today, lower than the angels (Ps. 8:4; Heb. 2:6), to make him higher than the angels when it is all over?'' So, our final and true destiny is incorporated in the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, (Matt. 24;14). When, we will have been called as you are (Ro. 8:30), when we will have been begotten as you are (Jas. 1:18), what becomes of us?

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Mighty Instruments In God's Hands
We become His instruments (Isa. 41:15) to go and bring the Good News (Lk. 8:1; 1:19; 2:10) of the New World (Rev. 21:1, 5: 3:12; 21:2) to come. To carry the glad tidings of the coming Kingdom of God (Ja. 2:5; Rev. 12:10) under Christ and to rebuild this world. To bear the blazing splendid herald that the Millennial Age to build the new world, the world of God is just around the bend. All 6,000 years of all humanity's misery, misrule, misgovernment will soon be over. The age of human society is soon over. So, the world that is spoken of in the Bible is the AGE (Heb. 9:26). The time frame from Adam and Eve's sons and daughters going down through our time is one age. That age is divided into some phases of course. There's the missing years before the Great Flood. There is the time before Enoch, the only righteous man. And so before that, and after that is now our Christian era, as we look back 2,000 years.

of Are You The Church of God In Philadelphia?
If you have the big picture, why are we here today? Why did He call you and me? Who are we? If, we were useless at one time or the other before He called us, we ceased to become useless. To the Eternal God of Heaven we can be used by Him but He can only use us to the end that we are willing to be trained to study (2 Tim. 2:15); to grow in grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ (2 Pe. 3:18). We can only be used to the end that we can obey His commandments (Deut. 11:27; Col. 3:22) and His laws (Ps. 119:1; 1 Cor. 9:21).
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We can only be used by the Father if we were willing to continue to endure (Matt. 24:13). And, to overcome (Ro. 12:21; Rev. 2:7, 11, 17, 26; 3:5, 12:21; 21:7) so that we can be worthy to be the bearers, the bearers of the Holy vessels of the Eternal (Matt. 13:48; 25:4). What is that? What are those Holy Vessels? The Good News of the Kingdom of God is what Christ has told us. We are not carrying a literal physical golden vessel (Isa. 52:11). Oh, no! We become the bearers of the Mission to go and tell the human race the one and only true Gospel of the Kingdom of God. We are not out here to tell them that “now is the only day of salvation” as others do. And so they are so eager to blanket the world by thoroughly evangelizing it. And making them come and join them, and “give their hearts to the Lord”. And join with them in their religious group. That is not our job.

Our job is to be like the Church of God in Philadelphia, even as we are small, or little, in number and in physical strength. Let us go to Revelation chapter 3 verses 7-12 and read this. You notice the words, because “you are of little strength,” because you are a little fellowship of churches and branches of the Church of God around the world. You are not great. You are not mighty. You do not have big cathedrals or temples. You do not have big this and big that. You have little strength. But, “You have kept my You word.” And, God said, “I

have set before you an

open door”. door”.
This door is like a swing-out door. And, therefore we are going to enter that door. That door that no man can shut. We are going to enter that door by the ability, the strength, the power and the Spirit of God to

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preach and publish the Gospel of the Kingdom of God without fear. And that we will keep God's word. That we will not deny His Name (2 Tim. 2:12) and His Name is God. We will not deny by calling ourselves by any other name than the Church of God (Jn. 17:11-12). So, we keep His Word (1 Jn. 2:5). We will not compromise. We will not cut here and there, we will not say this revelation is gone, ''anyway it is one thousand years, let us live for immortality. Let us remove some parts of the Books of Acts,'' (Rev. 22:19). No. We will live by every Word of God, because He said, ''you

have kept My Word,'' (Isa. 66:2; Jn. 5:24; 8:31; Rev. 3:8).
Our Father and His Christ has opened that door (Col. 4:3; Rev. 3:5, 20; 4:1; 2 Cor. 2:12) and He will give us all the ability to be able to preach and to publish the Gospel of the Kingdom of God (Matt. 24:14) in spite of the fact that we have little strength (Rev. 3:8). So, He will provide us with all the strength (2 Cor. 12:9) from the Divine God of Heaven who owns the entire Universe ( Ps. 24:1; 98:7; Nah. 1:5; 50:12; 89:11; 90:2; Jn. 1:10; Ac. 17:24; 2 Pe. 3:6; ). Well, He will reveal it to us in due time, (Ph. 3:15; Matt. 11:27; lk. 10:22). First of all, He has to call you (Ac. 2:39). He has to call men and women like you who with all their heart, with all their minds and with all their being, would become instruments in the hands of God to go through the open door that no man can shut (Matt. 22:37; Mk. 10:30; Lk. 10:27).

Be Fishers of Men
Let us go out there and become fishers of men (Matt. 4:19; Mk. 1:17). Let us be among those men that God the Father will call in this day among the hundreds of millions. He will also use them to become instruments in His hands to also walk through the door until it is fulfilled: that which is written in the book of Rev. 10:9 which says, ''prophesy again.'' So, it is being done, now today, it is being, and will

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be, prophesied. Our Bible tells us, our Lord Jesus Christ tells us:

''PROPHESY AGAIN.''
Because we are the Church of God, in Philadelphia (Rev. God, 3:13-17), and we walk through that open door, we have little strength. He will allow us to finish the job that others before us have not done and have not been able to do. And, when that is done, let us go to Matt. 24:6-14) and let us read this. Alright, all these historical events have come to pass in their first fulfillment. In their final fulfillment, we have the mandate from the Living Christ to proclaim this Gospel of the Kingdom of God which shall be preached in all nations in the world for a witness and a warning and then the end shall come, (in Mk. 13:10, it says ''publish''). That is the very qualification that our Father, our God demands to happen on earth so that He will finally instruct, command, tell Jesus Christ to return to the earth (Mal. 3:18). Jesus Christ who is in Heaven will come at the appointed time of the refreshing and restitution of all things (Ac. 3:21). He will return when we will have done that. See then, He who will from the heavens allow Jesus Christ to return when we, the Church of God, although we have little strength, will have walked thru the open door and preached and published the Gospel. When our Father sees that we have done it, then, Jesus Christ will return. So, upon us in these last of the last days (1 Tim. 3:1; Jn. 2:18; 11:24; 7:34; Ga. 49:1-33; 2 Pe. 3:3), is the final task to do the proclamation of the everlasting Gospel, AGAIN (Rev 10:11). See, He has not said that in any other eras, or time periods. He is telling us, He is announcing to us, that Christ is going to come in our own time. He promised that. And, we that are going to do it, it, will become pillars in the temple of our God (Rev. 3:12).

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Reward For Works Done
So, our reward for the work that we will do is extraordinary. We will become part of God’s Headquarters of the Kingdom of God as He rules the entire Universe. We will become pillars in the temple of our God (Rev. 3:12). We will receive our special reward (2 Jn. 8; 1 Cor. 3:8; Col. 3:24; Matt. 16:27). Our reward is unlike the other rewards of the other eras of the Church of God as He has pronounced, here in the Book of Revelation. So, therefore, let us be diligent (Ex. 15:26; 2 Pe. 3:14) to be prepared. Let us be diligent to be trained (Ac. 18:25). Let us be diligent to have the spiritual power that can only come from our Father by studying (1 Pe. 1:10). By meditating (Pr. 21:5). By praying (Jude 20). By spiritual fasting (Joel 2:12). And by learning (Heb. 11:6) how to sing psalms and spiritual songs and hymns psalms ) (Ps. 77:6). So, it is no excuse that we do not know how to sing (Isa. 14:7). It is part of the spiritual disciplines including singing of songs. So, may God help us to know how to sing. Even if we are out of tune, we have to. It pleases the Father (Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16) that we learn. We teach others how to sing songs, hymns, spiritual songs, psalms and praise the Father. He likes to be praised. Other people say God is complete. He is perfect. (Deut. 32:4; 2 Sam. 22:31; ps. 18:30; Job 36:4; 37:16; Ps. 19:7; Matt. 5:48; 1 Cor. 13:10). He does not need to be praised (Eph. 1:6; 1 Pe. 2:9). But, the Father Himself said, ''PRAISE ME BECAUSE I AM GOD” GOD” (Joel 2:26-27; Ps. 118:28), then, I, can bless you and I can release the increase (Psalms 67:6, 85:12). I can make the increase that is hiding there to yield there.''

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So, you think praising and praying is not important? Read Ps. 67:1. People say that God is perfect (Matt. 5:48). He does not need people to praise Him (Ac. 17:24-25; Jn. 2:24-25) but your Bible tells us, ''let all the people praise you, O God, let all the people praise you.'' Make a joyful noise, sing unto Him, let all the nations be glad and sing for joy (vs. 4). He did not say speak. He said sing for joy “Let the people said joy. praise you, let all the people praise you O God,” (vs. 7). How important is singing, brethren? The reason, some times that all the nations are cursed, is because they do not know how to praise God themselves. See all these great thinkers, the great theologians, they say, ''God does not need praise.'' Because, He is God, He requires praise and singing to Him. The verses 6 and 7 holds the greatest secret for some of the greatest blessings God is withholding. ''THEN SHALL THE EARTH YIELD HER INCREASE.'' It is always there, He withholds it because the people do not praise Him. If we want this Country to be blessed and for this Country to be able to fight and remove poverty, it is there we must teach them how to praise and sing to God. So, we shall be able to do that.

To Worship God In Spirit And In Truth
In (Jn. 4:22) Jesus said, to the woman in the well: ''you worship, you know not what, (she represents all the people in this world) but the hour comes and now is when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth (vs. 23) for the Father seeks such to worship Him.'' So, how can these people of this country know how to worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth if we are not there to teach them? So, this is our job. God is Spirit and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth (Jn. 4:22-23). So, they cannot worship the true
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God, they do not know the true God (Titus 1:16; 1 Cor. 8:6; Jn. 1:1; 8:41; 17:3; 2:21; 4:22; Jn. 1:26; 1 Jn. 4:12; Rev. 4:8; 11:17; 15:3; 16:7). So, they worship idols (Ac. 7:42; Ezek. 20:31; 22:4; 23:7, 30, 37; 2 Cor. 6:16; Ac. 15:20; Hos. 8:4; 1 Thes. 1:9; 1 Jn. 5:21; Rev. 9:20). You know when they have a revolution, the first thing they do is dedicate their success to that big statue that looks like a fish at EDSA. They dedicate, consecrate their success to that metallic crafted Idol. You see, our Father through Jesus Christ tells us that the time to worship Him has come (Jn. 4:23, 24). The true worshippers shall worship the Father but they can not do that until we have told them the true Gospel of the true Kingdom of God (Matt. 4:23; 7:21; 10:27; 7:13, 14; 24:14; 10:22; 19:17; 22:37-40; 23:8-10; 28:20; Mk. 1:14; Lu. 4:43; 8:1; 9:2; Ac. 2:38, 39; 1 Thes. 4:15-18; 1 Cor. 10:12; 15:51-54; Eph. 6:12-19; Jas. 2:10; 1 Pe. 4:12; 2 Pe. 1:19-21; 2:21; 1 Jn. 3:4; 1:15-17; Rev. 2:26; 3:12, 19, 21; 5:10; 11:15; Rev. 20:6).

We Have A Job To Do
So, that is our job. So, that is important, that we fix our reference point on the Kingdom of God. And when we fix it there, the next day and day after tomorrow after tomorrow while we go into our Journey into God, towards God the Father in Heaven, we will never deviate. We will not turn right. We will not turn left. And then, we are fixed. We do not go out there and form our own Gospel (2 Thes. 1:8; Gal.1:8,9) like others do. No, we don't get side tracked. If we have a gift of healing, it is all part of preaching the Gospel and it is free (Matt.10:8). Jesus Christ gave them. He loved them. He took good care of them. He provided for them, even sometimes He made miracles to feed them. Remember the 5,000. He did not collect anything. He created the resources to feed the hungry. That is what we will do. So, you remember the promise of God to us in the Church of God in Philadelphia, if you can feel that, if you have the Spirit, the heart, you of little strength (Deut. 8:18; Ecc. 5:19; 6:2)! We must be faithful to believe that our Father has put before us an open door. What is that open door? He will reveal that to us in due time.

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Light of The Gospel To These Isles
That open door will enable us to walk through and to bring the Gospel of the Kingdom of God into these 7,000 Islands (Dan. 11:18; Isa; 20:6; 23:2). Into, these Islands known as the ''Pearl of the Orient Seas.'' Into these eighty eight million Filipinos. Into other peoples, in other continents, into other parts of Asia and in other parts of the world. Would it be that he will give us the ability and the resources to help finance other servants of Christ in other parts of the earth? Maybe that is the open door (Col. 4:3). Let us pray that He will because I know the status and the situation of many of the other servants throughout the world and they do not have the wherewithal to finance themselves. If therefore, He opens to us and executes a wealth transfer (Deut. 8:18) into our hands, then we can help all the other servants of Christ throughout the world and in due time, in the shortest possible time. As, He said, ''He will do a short work,'' (Ro. 9:28). How will He cut it short? He will shake the earth like a rag doll (Heb. 12:26; Isa. 2:19, 21; Joel 3:16) with the message of the Kingdom of God beginning from here.

What Happens To Us When Christ Returns?
We will not be ''raptured'' to go into heaven (Jn. 3:13; Ac. 2:34). But, we will rise to meet the returning Lord Jesus Christ in the air (1 Thes. 4:16-17) then we will descend on the mount of Olives with Jesus Christ (Zech. 14:4) and begin to rule the earth in the Kingdom of God from there. We will not be ''raptured'' to go into heaven but we will all rise up in the time that Christ returns and we will all descend on the Mount
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of Olives and we will begin to rule from the Kingdom of God. Let us read (Ro. 9:28) so you can see our role. He will finish the work and cut it short, because a short work, He will make upon the earth. The Lord Jesus Christ will come quickly in our day and time, if, we fulfill the prophecy of the Church of God in Philadelphia (Rev. 3:713). If, He opens to us a door and He executes a vast wealth transfer, which is only available in this country, then we are able to shake the earth like a rag doll with the message of the Kingdom of God arises. And, we will be able to fund every servant of Christ throughout this planet. When we will have done this, the Great Tribulation will come (Matt. 24:21, 29; Mk. 13:8, 24; Jn. 16:33; Ac. 14:22; rev. 2:22; 7:14). The false prophet (Rev. 16:13; 19:20; 20:10) and the beast (Rev. 4:7; 6:3; 11:7; 13:1, 11; 15:2; 16:13; 17:8, 11; 19:19; 20:10) will arise, but we will have done our job! He, Jesus Christ, then will call out from anywhere on the earth, the two witnesses (Rev. 11:13) that He has chosen to preach on the streets of Jerusalem for three and one half years (Dan. 12:7; Rev. 12:14) while the Church of God, who will have done the job, will be brought to a place of safety in the wilderness (Isa. 33:16; Rev. 12:6, 14). When the Great Tribulation comes, which is the anger and hatred of Satan the devil (Dan. 2:21; 7:25) against the human race and the Church of God, we will be nourished and sustained for three and one half years (Rev. 12:6-17). And, when the time comes for Jesus Christ to return to the earth (Matt. 24:27) after the Seven Last Plagues (Rev. 21:8) then we who are alive, we will be changed (1 Cor. 15:52) transformed from mortal to immortal. We will follow the resurrected dead in Christ who “will rise first, to meet the Lord in the air,” (1 Thes 4:16-17) So, you pray, brethren, that indeed all these things will begin to happen to us. Then, you are going to see why you are here in this country, in this land to work with us. So, now, brethren, you will see it happen. The greatest miracle that will happen in the last days (Ge. 49:50; Isa. 12:2; Mi. 4:1; Ac. 2:17; Jn. 6:39, 40, 44, 54; 7:37; 11:24; 2 Tim. 3:1; Heb. 1:2; Jas. 5:3; 2 Pe. 3:3) in this land. Then, we can tell them, we can tell the world, let us go to proclaim the everlasting to them
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(Isa. 60:1). We can tell the people in this land, ''arise, shine for the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee and His glory will be seen upon the earth, “ (Isa. 40:5). “Comfort ye my people and speak, the voice of him that cries in the wilderness . . . make straight to prepare the way for the coming of the Lord, to make straight a highway for the coming of the Lord. Every valley, every mountain, every crooked place shall be made straight,” (Isa. 40:4; 42:16; Lk. 3:5; Isa. 45:2).

Prepare The Way For The Lord
So, our job is to prepare for His coming. The glory of the Lord shall be revealed. Our job is to preach and to publish the Gospel of the coming Kingdom of God throughout the world. Will He use these Islands? Let us see. “Keep silence before me O Islands “. . . the righteous man from the east will rise. . . He will use these Islands, brethren (Isa, 49:1). He will raise a righteous Church in these Islands, read all of Isa. 49. So, has He hidden you? Has He hidden the Church of God in this country? So, at the time when they are needed to go and help the other Churches, throughout the world and other countries, He will use these Islands where the wealth of the world is hidden (Isa. 46:9). Remember . . . read, (Isa. 46:11) a ravenous bird from the east . . . He has called a Church. He will raise up a Church in these Isles. Others have claimed this brethren. The others are the anti-christ (1 Jn. 2:18, 22; 4:3; 2 Jn. 7; Ro. 16:18; 2 Cor. 11:13; Eph. 4:14; 2 Tit. 1:10; Rev. 18:23; Mt. 5:19; 1 Tim. 1:7; 4:2; 6:3; 2 Ti. 4:3; Tit. 1:11; 2 Pe. 2:1; Mk. 13:22; Mt. 7:15; 24:11; Zec. 13:3; Zep. 3:4; Mi. 3:5; Ho. 9:7; Ezek. 13:2; 22:28; Je. 2:8; 5:31; 14:14; 23:16; Isa. 9:15; Deut. 13:5; 18:22; Mk.

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13:22; Ac. 20:30; 1 Ti. 4:1; 2 Ti. 3:13; 1 Jn. 2:26; Ezek. 13:10; 2 K. 21:9). And, you are the Church of God brethren. You are the ones who are going to fulfill this prophecy! So, you must keep the single irrevocable, unchanging reference point of the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. And, your Bible tells us that you, who have kept God's Word in (Rev. 10:11, read this) . Let us remember that promise so that it is clear in our minds. Do you know what “Philadelphia” means? ''You, who have kept My word (Rev. 3:8). You, who have loved one another (1 Jn. 4:12, 19, 20, 21; 5:2; 1 Pe. 2:17; 1:22). If, we go by the test, we shall go by the true Gospel. Are we preaching the true Gospel of the Kingdom of God? (Matt. 24:14). Let us read again, Jn. 17: ''Holy Father keep through your own name,'' the name we must keep is the name even as we are the Church of God, so we passed the name test. Now, let us go to the Law and the Testimony test. Do we keep the law of God and the testimony of God? If they speak not according to this word, it is because they have no light (truth) in them, (Isa. 8:16, 20).

FourThe Four-Way Test
So, first we must pass the Gospel of the Kingdom test We test. proclaim the only one and true Gospel: The Gospel of the Kingdom of God. Second, Second we must pass the name test: the Church of God. There is but one and only true church of Christ: THE CHURCH OF GOD. So named in twelve places in the New Testament, (THE CHURCH: Mat 16:18; Col 1:18, 24; Jn 17:11: The Church of God: Acts 20:28; 1 Cor 1:2; 1 Cor 10:32; 1 Cor 11:22; 1Cor 15:9; 2 Cor 1:1; Gal 1:13; 1 Tim 3:5; 1 Tim 3:15; 1 Cor 11:16; 1 Thes 2:14; 2 Thes 1:4.
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The Church of God is also the Church of Christ, (Rom16:16; Christ is the Vine, the churches of Christ /God are the branches, (Jn 15:5). Third, test. Third we must pass the Law test Not one jot or title will pass away until all things are fulfilled (Matt. 5:18). If we say the Law is done away, and there are hundreds of millions of them who do, these hundreds of millions do not believe that the Law of Love is the Royal Law of Love by which we must be taught (Lu. 2:39; 10:26-28; 24:44; Deut. 17:19; 27:3,8; 32:46; Ps. 1:2; 19;7; 119:1, 77, 92, 174; Matt. 7:12; 5;17, 18; 22:36, 40; 23:23; 16:17; Ac. 7:53; 13:15; 15:5; 22:12; Jn. 1:17, 45; 7:19, 23, 49; 8:5; 10:34; 12:34; 15:25; 18:31; 19:7; Ro. 3:21; 7:22, 25; 8:7; 13:8, 10; Gal. 2:21; 3;2; 3:13; 5:3, 14, 23; 6:2; 1 Tim. 1:7; Tit. 3:9; Heb. 9:19, 22; 10:11; 1 Jn. 3:4; Jas. 2:8, 10, 12; 4:11), and LIVE BY, Then they do not pass the law test. On that testimony they fall. For the Law of God is Holy, Just and Good (1 Tim. 1:8). TO THE LAW AND THE TESTIMONY, IF THEY SPEAK NOT ACCORDING TO THIS WORD, IT IS BECAUSE THERE IS NO LIGHT IN THEM, (Isa 8:20). Finally, the fourth test MERCY , JUDGMENT, and FAITH test: 6 “Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament, not of the letter, but of the spirit; FOR THE LETTER KILLETH, BUT THE SPIRIT GIVETH LIFE,” (2 Cor 3:8). We handle matters of relationships with others with much kindness and consideration for others. We ought never to be judgmental in dealing with our neighbors. We must never be like the unconverted disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, before the Holy Spirit came in unto them, and their change and conversion came. Peter was before a lightning and thunder, and fire and brimstone one, when he cut off by his sword the ear of the servant Malchus of the Pharisees, that came to arrest Jesus at the Garden of Gethsemane, (Jn 18:11). Then Jesus commanded him to restore the ear that was cut off. 23 “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the WEIGHTIER MATTERS OF THE LAW, JUDGMENT, MERCY, AND FAITH: THESE OUGHT YE HAVE DONE, and not to leave the other undone,” (Matt 23:23).

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We are exhorted to: “EXAMINE YOURSELVES (OURSELVES), WHETHER YE BE IN THE FAITH. PROVE YOURSELVES. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus is in you, except ye be reprobates?,” (2 Cor 13:5).

So, by those four tests we can see that most of the organized religious groups of this planet do not pass. So, they can not possibly be the one that Christ said He will open the door for. They have not kept His word and they have denied the Name of God. (Jude 4:1; Jn. 2:22, 23; 2 Tim. 3:5). To them, He will shut the doors. What ever door they will enter into, it will not be the doors that God has opened. Now, going to all these missions who are trying to save souls, that is fine, Paul said, if they be of God, they can be useful, leave them alone, (Mk. 3:23; Phil 1:18)

A Kingdom of Kings and Priests On Earth
Our job is to bring The Message to the world, NOT to convert the world. The Gospel Message for a witness and a

warning. The message to tell them the good news that Jesus Christ
is returning. That He is coming as King of kings (1 Tim. 6:15). That we will build a New World to come as kings (Rev. 17:14) under the great King, as lords under the great Lord (Rev. 19:16), as priests under the great high Priest (Heb. 8:1; 9:11). Yes, that we will build a New World. Let us see that one, let us go back to (Isa. 41;18). Will the Message convert the many? It will bring conversion to but a few. Remember this from the beginning when we embark in our task to proclaim the Gospel.

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In so many places in the Book of Isaiah, it says here in (Isa. 42:15) we see here the New World arise, read this. So, in one message we will dwell in the New World to come. We will dwell also in the one thousand years, when we will be there as kings, lords and saviors under the Great King, Lord and Savior. We will learn of our descending on the Mount of Olives (Zech. 14:4) to begin the New World. In that day the men shall learn the art of war no more (Isa. 2:4; Mi. 4:3) and the knowledge of God and of the Law shall cover the earth as the waters covers the seas. You will see it happen in your spiritual immortal existence in the Family of God, in the Kingdom of God as kings to rule with Christ here on earth, not in heaven and to witness and participate in the restitution (Ac. 3:21) of all things. When we will be there to teach the nations. When we will reallocate the lands to the tribes and families of the earth. When Noah will be there to reallocate the nations to the tribes and families of the earth. When Moses and Daniel will be there. When King David as the immortal everlasting king of Israel shall be there. When we shall see Enoch and Abel and they are there in the Kingdom and family of God. We shall also see the three patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Finally brethren, all those prophets who looked into the City whose builder and maker is God. The City that was not made with hands (Heb. 11:10). Those that have not yet received the promises, they remain there in the grave waiting along with Lazarus, when he is resurrected Abraham will be resurrected and they together will be together. They will be clothed. We will see the apostles, we will be together with them. You, brethren, the Church of of the Living God, in the spirit and attitude of the church in Philadelphia, will be pillars in the headquarters of the Kingdom of God in Jerusalem, (Rev. 3). We will have a special place and fulfill that prophecy as the one with little strength into which God our Father will open the door. And He will execute a massive unbelievable wealth transfer into our hands to finance the operation of the preaching and the publishing of the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. The SUPREME LORD GOD ALMIGHTY will grant us the wisdom by the Holy Spirit, and the divine direction of the Lord Jesus Christ, to know how to use these resources to go forward to proclaim the Greatest Commission in the whole universe in this end of days.

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And, the earth will be shaken like a rag doll (Matt. 24:20; Mk. 13:25; Lu. 21:26). He will call more men and women like you (Ac. 2:39; Jer. 1:15). So, you will have to be able to teach others to (Matt. 28:19). You will have to be able to impart to them the knowledge of the true Gospel (2 Cor. 2:12; Ro. 9:16; Matt. 4:23; 9:35; 24:14; 26:13; Mk. 1:14; 14:9; 16:15; Lu. 20:1). And that takes faith, (2 Cor. 5:7; Ac. 24:24).

Our Spiritual Defense And Equipment
You will have to ask for spiritual powers that when you ask God for anything, your only sole main concern in this life is that you will be instruments in the hands of the Father to bring the herald of the good news of the Kingdom of God (1 Cor. 2:4). He will give you everything. He will hand over first of all the tools, all the powers that you need, because the God that we serve is the God of the Universe. There is nothing that will be withheld from you. He will give it all to us. And, if people will try to touch you or to kill you, or destroy you, you have the prophecy that tells you, ''TOUCH NOT MY ANOINTED,'' (1 Chr. 16:22; Ps. 105:15). He will not allow you to be destroyed. So, remain close to Him. And, be faithful to Him. And be determined to be used only as instruments in the hands of Christ and God. To do His Work. To do His Will. And to do it all His, God's Way. Next time brethren, we will discuss the New World to come so that when you discuss it with others they will have a better hope (Ezek. 13:6) and they will know now finally the solution of the end of all poverty in this land. We will be there in the Kingdom of God to rule this earth with love and justice and equity (Dan. 4:17, 25, 32). We will restore peace, prosperity and good health to this world (3 Jn. 2).

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And We Will Teach The Secret of True Happiness
There are only four things that men need to be happy. First, We only need to be healthy. Thereby we will teach them how to be healthy (Ac. 27:34). Second, we will teach them is how to be self-sufficient (Matt. self25:25; Ps.44:12), that they may be free from penury and want. Third, we will teach them is how to be successful as individuals, as groups, as families (1 Tim. 5:8; Zeph. 3:16). In their lives, personally. And in their work. Either with their professions. Trades. Occupations. Careers. And fourth we will have to teach them how to live in harmony (Matt. 10:16) In tune and in unity with one another. When they have those four, which are the four pillars of

happiness, then, we will teach them how to build on the

foundation of absolute irrevocable faith in the faith Creator God (Heb. 11:1).
These are the things we will teach.
Not the things that are beggarly and vain deceit that are taught to the peoples of this world.

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We will teach the peoples of this nation and they can only do it if they do it God's Way. And we testify that God’s Way works. Sustained by His Word. Strengthened and empowered by His Will, by the Holy Spirit. In fulfillment of His Work to create immortal children of God into His Family and Kingdom forever. Yes, it works. Like it works for you. Like it has worked for us. So, let us go forward, brethren, and be faithful to the Lord Jesus Christ, we must be the loyal servants of Christ in His Royal Service. If, we do, then, there is nothing that we cannot be granted by asking, and receive, from the God the Father as a blessing and as an empowerment, (Gospel Book John 14:23) to allow us to fulfill the role to finish the greatest job He gave us to do!
By

Jesus Martinez Cardona
Senior Serving Brother

CHURCH OF GOD
Circa May 30, 2008 ************

(Note: Printed in Times New Roman font. Head scripture in Elephant font )

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