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BUT THEN SUNDAY CAME!

"Our fathers trusted in thee, they trusted, and thou DIDST DELIVER THEM. They
cried unto thee, AND WERE DELIVERED;
they trusted in thee, and were not confounded. But I am a worm, and no man; a
reproach of men, and despised of the people." (Psalm 22:4-6)

Psalm 22 describes in intimate detail the death of Christ upon the cross. After severance
from Christ from God BECAUSE of spiritual death, the only thing Christ has left IS
FAITH AND TRUST IN GOD. He must place all of His faith, all of His trust in the
promises that God will deliver His own. Christ went from a union, which requires no
faith, because faith is for that which is not known, not seen. Union does not require faith,
because union is based upon an experiential knowing, a seeing.

"Be not far from me, for trouble is near; FOR THERE IS NONE TO HELP."
(Psalm 22:11)

Again I would ask why Christ would make such a statement if God were in fact still in
union with Him. This is a statement of aloneness, of separation, or hope that God, while
now severed, is still near. If union were still a fact, God would BE IN CHRIST, AND
CHRIST WOULD KNOW IT. The statement to be not far away is a statement that God
is gone, and Christ is pleading that He not move FAR, FAR AWAY. There are many such
proofs in Scripture, all which prove that Christ did indeed die a spiritual death upon the
cross, and payment number one in the MOST AWESOME PURCHASE EVER MADE
IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE.

Physical Death

The sequence that Christ went through on the cross follows exactly the sequence laid
down in Genesis, for the creation and fall of man:

1. Creation with a live spirit


2. Sin enters in, and spiritual death follows instantly.
3. Physical death will now follow because of spiritual death.
4. After physical death, descent to the pit to await the second death.

To the unbeliever and the scoffer, no amount of evidence will be accepted, because the
heart is not right to accept any evidence. You could transport the mocker and scoffer back
through time and let him watch the entire event and he would come up with some reason
to reject it. The next payment due from Christ is physical death, because man must die a
physical death.
"Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, YIELDED UP THE GHOST.
" (Matthew 27:50)

"And Jesus cried with a loud voice, AND GAVE UP THE GHOST." (Mark 15:37)

"And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, 'Father, into thy hands I
commend My spirit: and having said thus, He GAVE UP THE GHOST." (Luke
23:46)

"When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, it is finished; and He
bowed His head, and GAVE UP THE GHOST." (John 19:30)

All of the Gospels claim that Jesus died. Even Pilate was astounded at how fast Christ
had died; this is IN SIX HO[/u] He was the Son of Man. Man has 6000 years of
probation upon planet Earth. Does the six hours on the cross represent the span of man on
Earth? Pilate sent centurions over to VERIFY THAT CHRIST WAS DEAD, AND TO
FINISH HIM IF HE WASN'T Pilate knew all about the RESURRECTION
PROPHECY:

"But when they came to Jesus, and saw that HE WAS DEAD ALREADY, they
brake not his legs:
But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith there came out
BLOOD AND WATER " (John 10:33-34)

We then have verification of the actual death of Christ, and we have the gainsaying Jews
who had this thrown in their faces:

"Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus
Christ of Nazareth,
WHOM YE CRUICIFIED,
whom God raised FROM THE DEAD,
even by him doeth this man stand before you whole." (Acts 4:10)

Peter was under the impression that Christ had died. He was also under the impression
that God had raised him from the dead, PROOF POSITIVE THAT ALL ASPECTS OF
THE KINSMAN-REDEEMER LAW WERE FULFILLED AND ACCEPTED AS
FULL RANSOM PRICE. We should also note that Christ was under the impression that
He had died, and He ought to know, being the primary witness to it all:
"I am he that liveth, AND WAS DEAD; and behold,
I am ALIVE FOR EVERMORE, AMEN; and have the keys of hell and of death."
(Revelation 1:18 )

"And unto the angel of the Church in Smyrna write: these things saith the first and
the last, WHICH WAS DEAD, AND IS ALIVE.. " (Revelation 2:8 )

The evidence is conclusive, and if you need more proof than this, your problem is not the
evidence, it is with your heart.

Did Christ shed blood?

It is the requirement of law that for the remission of sins there has to be the shedding
of innocent blood. This is not a SYMBOLIC SHEDDING, as some apostates suggest,
but a REAL AND LITERAL SHEDDING OF REAL AND LITERAL BLOOD. By the
virgin birth Christ is innocent of the knowledge of good and evil. By His life, he
remained sinless. Thus He is guiltless, and is able to pay all prices. Did He actually shed
his own blood, the blood of a human being, a near kinsman, in this transaction?

"But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out
BLOOD AND WATER." (John 19:34)

We must not forget that the act of SCOURGING, WHICH PILATE ORDERED BE
DONE UPON CHRIST, RIPS THE SKIN ASUNDER AND CAUSES VAST
AMOUNTS OF BLEEDING (Matthew 27:26) The act of spiking Christ to the cross
would
also draw blood. We can thus conclude that CHRIST FULFILLED THAT
REQUIREMENT IN FULL.

Did Christ face the second death?

It is a requirement for sinners that they face the second death, and must be assigned their
place in Hades to await this event. The question to ask is this: did Christ descend into the
holding place for sinners, and taste of the torments and the agony of hell in our place?
Based upon the completion of all other requirements, the evidence would suggest that He
did, and that He was active in that region while His body was in the tomb awaiting the
resurrection.

"Now that he ascended, what is it but that he ALSO DESCENDED FIRST INTO
THE LOWER PARTS OF THE EARTH?
HE THAT DESCENDED is the same also that ascended up far above the heavens,
that he might FILL ALL THINGS."
(Ephesians 4:9-10)

We might ask why would Christ descend to the pits of Hades itself unless, as the
Scripture plainly states, it was TO FILL ALL THINGS? What requirement could there
be that Christ has to fulfill unless it is the requirement of kinsman-redeemer? What other
reason could there be? We know that Christ did in fact descend to the lower regions of the
earth, which is the holding place of all souls that do not come to knowledge of agape
love. We also know that Christ termed it a place of
torments and real, literal fire. There was, at that point in time, another compartment
called paradise, which, when Christ ascended, took all those there up to heaven with him.
The only ones in the lower regions of the earth are the wicked dead, those that did not
come to Christ as He commanded.

The question becomes this: did Christ actually go in to the holding place for the wicked
spirits, and was He actually taken there as a wicked person to PAY THE FINAL
PAYMENT THAT MANKIND MUST PAY? I believe He did, and I base it upon PSALM
88. I believe that this is the cry of Christ in the place of torments, while He is totally
severed from God, while He is cut off, and is alone and under torment that the living can
not even begin to comprehend.

It should be noted that there are 66 books in the Bible. These 66 books are the testimony
and the witness of Jesus Christ to man. The number of man in Scripture is 6. The number
of the antichrist is 666. Christ is our INTERMEDIARY, OUR GO BETWEEN. As a Son
of Man is His number 66? It is interesting to note that THE DEATH of Christ is recorded
in Psalm 22. 66 chapters later we find HIS RESURRECTION. Psalm 88 is about the
place of torments and THE RESURRECTION TO NEW LIFE. 66 chapters later we
find his FINAL PAYMENT PAID IN FULL. Is it all coincidence? I think not. Many of
the same phrases are used over again as were used in Psalm 22. It is clearly the cry of
Messiah in torment. Verses 1-5 are Christ again on the cross, in the process of death. We
pick up with verse six:

"Thou HAST LAID ME IN THE LOWEST PIT, IN DARKNESS, IN THE DEEP.


Thy Wrath LIETH HARD UPON ME,
AND THOU HAST
AFFLICTED ME WITH ALL THY WAVES, SELAH."
(Psalm 88:6-7)

These verses verify those in Ephesians. Christ is AFFLICTED, IS TAKING THE


FULL SPECTRUM PAYMENTS THAT ARE DUE TO ALL THE WICKED THAT
DESCEND INTO THIS PLACE OF TORMENTS. HE IS SHUT UP, AND
CANNOT COME FORTH. HE HAS BEEN MADE AN ABOMINATION TO HIS
FRIENDS AND TO ISRAEL.

"Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me; thou hast made me an
abomination unto them:
I AM SHUT UP,
AND I CANNOT COME FORTH.

MINE EYE MOURNETH BY REASON OF AFFLICTION; LORD, I HAVE


CALLED DAILY UPON THEE, I HAVE STRETCHED OUT MY HANDS UNTO
THEE." (Psalm 88:8-9)

God has removed Him from His disciples, from Israel, from His family, and from LIFE
ITSELF. He is in the place of afflictions and torments and He cannot come forth. God has
severed all contact, and Christ is suffering the full brunt of what we all deserve. He is
crying out to God for mercy, as do all the prisoners of this place cry out, but no mercy
comes forth. WILL GOD ANSWER HIS CRY? WILL GOD ALLOW HIS OWN
SON TO GO FREE?

It is right after this that Christ begins to speak of being RESURRECTED! He is the
FIRST FRUITS OF THIS PROCESS. Faith and trust are all that Christ has, and that is
all we have! Verses 10-13 are the questions that Christ has. Will it happen? WE GO
BACK TO PSALM 22: THE FATHERS OF ISRAEL TRUSTED, AND THEY WERE
DELIVERED. I believe the evidence is strong indeed that Christ did go down and taste of
the place of torments so that NO ONE COULD SAY HE HAD NOT PURCHASED
THE HUMAN RACE WITH A FULL RANSOM PRICE.

Satan was not going to be allowed to stand before the throne of God and make up some
technical argument that Christ had failed to pay all the requirements in full. The church
has a tendency to forget that this was A LEGAL TRANSACTION, DONE UNDER
THE LAW. No stone was left unturned; no part of the law was not fully paid for.

WAS CHRIST WILLING TO PAY THE PRICE?

This question is a crucial question, because under kinsman-redeemer law, the near
kinsman had to be WILLING AND ABLE. We have proved Christ was able, we have
proved that HE DID EXECUTE THE PLAN IN FLAWLESS DETAIL. But was He in
reality WILLING? To force Him into it would undo the whole process. To force Him to
pay would be high treason in the heavenly courts.

"Then saith he to them, MY SOUL IS EXCEEDING SORROWFUL,


EVEN UNTO DEATH; TARRY YE HERE, AND WATCH WITH ME..." (Matthew
26:38 )

“And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying,
O MY FATHER, IF IT BE POSSIBLE, LET THIS CUP PASS FROM ME..."
(Matthew 26:39)

Christ is in agony that we cannot begin to comprehend. He knows what is coming, for He
knows from the Law what is required to purchase the human race. He knows what must
be done, and now the time has arrived. He will leave behind his mother, his father, his
brothers, his friends, and the world. He is at the end of his life in a mere 33 years. He has
had a friend in heaven whom he has known from the time He had conscious thought. He
has never experienced a moment when they were not in full union, with one another. He
knows now that union will be broken, but He does not know what it means, for He has
never experienced it.

He knows that He must face the FULL WRATH OF GOD. He faces total severance
from God the Father. He knows that AGAPE LOVE WILL DO WHATEVER MUST
BE DONE TO FULFILL ITS REQUIREMENTS. He does not want to face the
torments of the damned. He can turn back. He can call the whole thing off. He could
make a bargain with Satan now and decide the human race was simply not worth the
price. His torment is so great that He sweats literal blood. Is He going to be willing?
There is a last moment it seems when we must decide to either go through with our plan,
or call it off. It is the moment of decision, THE MOMENT OF FINAL
REASSESSMENT.

What is Jesus going to do? He does have options open to Him. What will He decide:

"NEVERTHELESS,
NOT AS I WILL, BUT AS THOU WILT."
(Matthew 26:39)

Yes, Christ is willing. He decides to submit to His Father's will. The die is cast, the plan
will be finally completed. It is His submission to the will of the Father that makes Christ
willing. THE VERY PRESENTATION OF IT IN SCRIPTURE PROVES CHRIST
DID NOT HAVE TO SUBMIT. HE COULD HAVE SAID NO. He elects to go on, in
spite of what is coming. He sets His face as flint, and LOOKS BEYOND THE CROSS,
beyond the suffering, to the final result. His soul is now calm. the greatest purchase
ever made in the history of the universe is about to go down on a lonely hill outside
of Jerusalem. The greatest demonstration of true agape love is going to be witnessed by
a world that lay in utter darkness. Light has come into the world, but the world loved
darkness rather than the light. The flames of AGAPE LOVE IN ACTION WAS ABOUT
TO BE EXTINGUISHED, KILLED BY THE VERY OBJECTS OF THAT LOVE.

The execution by crucifixion is a most painful way to die. It is also one of full
humiliation, as the victim is stripped naked and hung for all to see. The mockers and the
gainsayers gather around for their final licks. THE TRANSACTION MUST GO DOWN.
The ransom price must be paid. Some claim that the ransom price was paid to Satan, for
after all, the human race was under his dominion, and therefore Satan himself collected
the payment. We need only ask where the blood of Christ was deposited to answer the
question. THE RANSOM PRICE WAS PAID TO GOD, BECAUSE IT WAS GOD'S
LAW THAT WAS VIOLATED. If you break state law, you pay the State. If you break
Federal law, you pay the Feds. If you break God's law, you pay God.

Satan is beside himself with joy. At last his enemy is going to die, and good riddance to
bad rubbish. The demons of hell are throwing a big bash. They did not realize that they
had stumbled into a trap that they themselves had set. If you lay a snare for someone, you
will be caught in the same trap you set for them, and you will yourself fall into it. It is a
law of God.

His disciples are beside themselves. Their master is put to death in front of their eyes.
The Jews are angry, and they flee in confusion and fear. BUT THEN SUNDAY CAME.
A cry was heard: HE IS RISEN, HE IS RISEN, HE IS RISEN! In stunned disbelief the
world heard that cry, and still hears that cry. FROM THE DEPTHS OF OUTER
SPACE, TO THE DEPTH OF INNER SPACE THAT CRY WAS HEARD. It has
echoed down the corridors of time for almost 2000 years. More books have been written
about Jesus Christ than any other figure in human history. His doctrines have been
analyzed, taught, dissected and argued more than any other teachings in human history.
This solitary figure, this lonely itinerant preacher who went about doing good divided the
calendar of man. This solitary figure is loved and hated by more people than any other
personage of history. WHO WAS JESUS?

WHAT IS TRUTH?

Can we know? Is He really alive in the heavens? Did he really come to help man to jump
the gulf of silence between himself and his creator? If we do what He says, will we know
for sure? Can we find God? Can we come to a resting place? Did he purchase the human
race like He claimed that He did? Is the Bible the LAST WORD AGAINST MAN?

All of these questions can be answered if we would but do what Jesus commands we do.
I can vouch for the authenticity of the words. So can hundreds, thousands and millions
of people down through the ages that have walked the solitary walk of Jesus Christ. Jesus
did not live in the mainstream of life. His walk was in the wilderness, preaching his best
and most famous sermons far from the hue and cry of the city. When He went to be with
His Father, He often went off alone, in the deep of the wilderness, in solitude. Thus He
calls us to do the same. He calls you and I to leave the religion of the outer court, and to
go deeper, much deeper, and to pick up thy cross, and to follow Him. If you will do it,
then you will know THE STRANGEST SECRET OF THE UNIVERSE.

All of the requirements of the kinsman-redeemer law were met and paid for in full by the
Lord Jesus Christ. THE FOUNDATION FOR THE REDEMPTION OF MAN WAS
LAID DOWN AND COMPLETED IN FULL. The resurrection of Christ proved that it
was a total success. PAYMENT WAS ACCEPTED IN FULL BY GOD THE FATHER.
THE BLOOD OF CHRIST WAS SPRINKLED UPON THE MERCY SEAT IN
THE ARK OF THE COVENANT IN HEAVEN.

"Neither by the blood of goats and calves, BUT BY HIS OWN BLOOD HE
ENTERED IN ONCE INTO THE HOLY PLACE, HAVING OBTAINED
ETERNAL REDEMPTION FOR US.

For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer SPRINKLING THE
UNCLEAN, SANCTIFIETH TO THE PURIFYING OF THE FLESH:

HOW MUCH MORE SHALL THE BLOOD OF CHRIST, WHO THROUGH THE
ETERNAL SPIRIT OFFERED HIMSELF WITHOUT SPOT TO GOD, PURGE
YOUR CONSCIENCE FROM DEAD WORKS TO SERVE THE LIVING GOD?

AND FOR THIS CAUSE HE IS THE MEDIATOR OF THE NEW TESTAMENT,


THAT BY MEANS OF DEATH, FOR THE REDEMPTION OF THE
TRANSGRESSIONS THAT WERE UNDER THE FIRST TESTAMENT, THEY
WHICH ARE CALLED MIGHT RECEIVE THE PROMISE OF ETERNAL
INHERITANCE.

FOR WHERE A TESTAMENT IS, THERE MUST ALSO OF NECESSITY BE


THE DEATH OF THE TESTATOR.

FOR A TESTAMENT IS OF FORCE AFTER MEN ARE DEAD: OTHERWISE IT


IS OF NO STRENGTH AT ALL WHILE THE TESTATOR LIVETH...." (Hebrews
9:12-17)

The work of Jesus was sealed by His blood. That blood was taken into heaven and
sprinkled upon the MERCY SEAT OF THE ARK OF THE COVENANT. The Ark of
the Covenant fully represents THE NEW TESTAMENT BECAUSE WITHIN IT ARE
ALL OF THE ITEMS RELATING TO AGAPE LOVE, AND AGAPE LOVE
BESTOWED IS THE NEW HEART GIVEN BY GOD HIMSELF.

The HISTORICAL JESUS LAID THE FOUNDATIONS FOR US TO ENTER THE


NEW COVENANT. His work was the PREPARATION WORK TO ALLOW HIM TO
BEGIN THE NEXT PHASE OF HIS MINISTRY! The next phase of the ministry is the
ACTUAL BESTOWEMENT OF AGAPE LOVE UPON THE OBEDIENT BELIEVER.
If you embrace only the HISTORICAL JESUS, and only embrace by faith the
FOUNDATION AND PREPARATION WORK OF CHRIST, you have missed the entire
point of the WORK OF CHRIST. It is the WORK OF CHRIST COMPLETED ON
EARTH THAT ALLOWS HIM TO DO THE SECOND WORK FROM HEAVEN. THE
SECOND WORK IS THE ACTUAL REGENERATION OF HUMAN HEARTS.

Had Christ not completed the first work, had he not actually PURCHASED THE
HUMAN RACE BY HIS BLODD, HAD THAT WORK NOT BEEN ACCEPTED BY
GOD AS A PERFECT WORK, AND HIS BLOOD NOT ACCEPTED AT THE MERCY
SEAT, THEN CHRIST COULD NOT HAVE BEGUN THE SECOND WORK OF THE
HOLY SPIRIT.

“Nevertheless I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away: for IF I GO
NOT AWAY, THE COMFORTER WILL NOT COME UNTO YOU; but if I depart,
I will send him unto you.” (John 16:7)

It is essential that you understand that CHRIST HAD TO LEAVE THE EARTH TO
BEGIN HIS SECOND WORK. He could not have done that HAD HE NOT BEEN
RESURRECTED. His second work is an active work, and that work cannot be done upon
the human heart unless one allows it to be done. TO EMBRACE THE FIRST WORK
OF CHRIST, THE HISTORICAL WORK OF CHRIST, AND REFUSE THE
SECOND WORK OF CRIST IS TO INVITE CERTAIN ETERNAL RUIN. That is
what the vast majority of Christians do! They embrace all of the tenants of the faith, they
hold them in the deepest of respect, they embrace them with whole hearted sincerity and
dedication, but their theology PREVENTS THEM FROM GOING TO THE NEXT
PHASE, AND THEY ACTUALLY REFUSE IT.

“AND WHEN HE (THE COMFORTER) IS COME, he will REPROVE the world


(that’s you and I) of SIN, and of RIGHTEOUSNESS, and of JUDGMENT.” (John
16:8 )

It is this reproof, this rebuke that is refused. The many Christians allow the Holy Spirit to
reprove them IN THEIR CONSCIOUS MINDS AND HEARTS. They allow Him to
convict them of their SURFACE SINS but they refuse to allow it to go deeper. They
refuse to allow the Spirit to CONVICT THEM TO THEIR HEART OF HEARTS.
They refuse the awfulness of being JUDGED BY THE LIGHT OF AGAPE LOVE. As
Jesus said, LIGHT HAD COME INTO THE WORLD, BUT THE PEOPLE LOVED
DARKNESS RATHER THAN LIGHT, AND THEY WOULD NOT COME TO THE
LIGHT TO HAVE THEIR DEEDS REPROVED.

It is the SECOND WORK OF CHRIST FROM HEAVEN that is the real authentic
REPROVING WORK. It is found only by entering the strait gate and walking the
narrow way. If you refuse it, FOR WHATEVER REASON, your faith, your religion, your
works are all in vain. They will avail you nothing whatever. They will cost you eternity.

“AND BEING MADE PERFECT, HE BECAME THE AUTHOR OF ETERNAL


SALVATION UNTO ALL THEM
THAT OBEY HIM.”
Hebrews 5:9

It was the FIRST WORK OF CHRIST ON EARTH THAT MADE HIM PERFECT.
That makes Him the author of ETERNAL SALVATION FOR MAN. That allows Him to
PROCEED WITH THE WORKS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT. That is why the
historical Jesus cannot save you. The historical Jesus cannot save anyone, for that work
was only a FOUNDATION FROM WHICH THE WORK OF SALVATION COMES
FROM. Modern Christianity does not realize that they EMBRACE ONLY THE
HISTORICAL JESUS. THEY EMBRACE BY FAITH THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE
FAITH. Their religion is the religion of the outer court, and one must PASS THROUGH
THE OUTER COURT BEFORE ONE CAN ENTER THE MIDDLE COURT, In other
words, you have to GO BEYOND THE HISTORICAL JESUS CHRIST.

Salvation is never taught in Scripture as you embracing by faith CERTAIN FACTS


ABOUT JESUS CHRIST. It is not based upon you embracing the PROMISES OF
SCRIPTURE AS FACTS FOR YOU BY AN ACT OF FAITH. All of these facts of
Scripture are the MERE FOUNDATION UPON WHICH THE LIVING JESUS
CHRIST DOES HIS WORK.

An illustration of what I mean is this. You want to build a house. You pour the foundation
of the house and do a wonderful job. It is a perfect foundation. You then go around telling
everyone YOU HAVE A COMPLETED HOUSE. All you have is a cement slab. The
winds blow, the rains come, and because you neglected to put up the NEXT PHASE OF
HOUSE BUILDING, THE HOUSE ITSELF, YOU ARE IN THE COLD. The foundation
is only that which allows you to CONTINUE YOUR WORK. If you do not CONTINUE
YOUR WORK, YOU DO NOT HAVE A HOUSE; YOU HAVE ONLY THE
FOUNDATION OF A HOUSE.

Jesus gave the same illustration about building a house upon a firm foundation. One of
rock, the other was of sand. IF WE BUILD OUR FOUNDATION UPON THE ROCK
OF CHRIST, WE HAVE A FIRM FOUNDATION. But what about the rest of the house?
A house that is not built by the Lord will not stand! A house that THE LORD DID NOT
BUILD HIMSELF WILL NOT STAND:

“Except the LORD BUILD THE HOUSE, they labour IN VAIN that build it: except
the LORD KEEP THE CITY, the watchman waketh BUT IN VAIN. “
(Psalm 127:1)
Jesus Christ laid the foundation of His work while here on earth. THAT FOUNDATION
IS BUILT UPON SOLID ROCK. Now the SECOND PHASE OF THE WORK BEGINS,
THAT OF BUILDING THE HOUSE. By what means does God build the house on earth?
The body is called the TEMPLE OF THE LORD, THE HOUSE OF GOD. How dare
we claim that God has built our house when we have failed to become
REGENERATED? If we believe the essential facts of Christianity, if we believe that
GOD AND CHRIST ARE and that Christ did in fact purchase the human race, that He
did in fact die for our sins, WE HAVE A FOUNDATION, WE CAN REST UPON THIS
FOUNDATION AS THE ROCK.

What about the house? YOU MUST CONTINUE ON AND ALLOW GOD TO BUILD
THE HOUSE. YOU MUST CONTINUE ON TO BE REGENERATED. YOU MUST
LEAVE THE HISTORICAL CHRIST BEHIND, YOU MUST LEAVE THE OUTER
COURT BEHIND AND YOU MUST JOURNEY ON TO FIND THE LIVING CHRIST.
Jesus is ONLY the author of eternal salvation to those that OBEY HIM. He is not going
to offer the New Covenant to those who DISOBEY. You are in rank deception and
delusion if you think you are saved by embracing the HISTORICAL CHRIST, OR ONLY
THE WORKS OF CHRIST ON EARTH.

The word 'obey' is 'hupakouo' and it means TO HEED OR TO CONFORM TO


AUTHORITY, TO BE OBEDIENT TO, TO COMPLY WITH THE WISHES OF A
SUPEROR. It should by now be evident to you that Christ is not going to allow
ANYONE WHO DOES NOT KEEP HIS SAYINS AND WALK THE NARROW WAY
TO ENTER HEAVEN. There are many books out on the market right now by apostates
that claim you do not have to be obedient to Christ. They claim all you need to do is have
FAITH. You simply BY FAITH ACCEPT THE WORK OF CHRIST AS ALL
SUFFICIENT FOR YOUR EVERY NEED. It is a HALF-TRUTH, AND A HALF-
TRUTH IS A WHOLE LIE OUT OF THE PITS OF HELL. It is the lie of Satan; it is
Satan speaking through those men saying, "Yea, hath God said?"

INDEED GOD HAS SAID, AND THESE MEN ARE GOING TO GO INTO ETERNAL
RUIN BECAUSE OF WHAT GOD HAS SAID, IF THEY DO NOT REPENT AND
COME TO A KNOWLEDGE OF THE MYSTERY OF CHRIST. These same false
teachers also totally redefine FAITH, CONVERSION, REGENERATION, WORKS,
ETC. What did Christ say to you?

HE SAID OBEY HIM.

You cannot misinterpret these commands. A five-year-old child can correctly get the drift
of what Christ is saying. Why cannot these apostates that have now utterly defiled the
Church Of Christ? They can not because they are wicked, evil men, bent upon stealing
from Christ that which belongs to Him. They are false shepherds, liars, and imposters,
ANGELS OF DARKNESS POSING AS ANGELS OF LIGHT.

Who will you obey? Who will you listen to? Why do Christians insist that the precious
Word of God be filtered through the minds of utter apostates before they will accept it?
Would you take crystal clear spring water and filter it through dirty and rotting garbage
before you drink it? Then why do Christians insist upon DRINKING THE ROTTING
GARBAGE WATER OF THESE APOSTATES? Get ye away from them, come out from
among them, leave them to their ruin. Do not allow the eye to deceive you, do not allow
their popularity to sway you, CHRIST, PAUL, PETER, JUDE AND JOHN ALL
WARNED YOU OF A SLICK, EASY GOSPEL, THAT WOULD COME.

“ STRIVE to enter in at the strait gate: FOR MANY, I say unto you, will seek to
enter in, AND SHALL NOT BE ABLE.” (Luke 13:24)

The number 13 in Scripture is the number of REBELLION. The number 24 is 12 x 2 or


DOUBLE THE NUMBER OF GOD'S GOVERNMENT. Is it coincidental that this
remark about the STRAIT GATE APPEARS IN THE THIRD GOSPEL, IN THE 13TH
CHAPTER AND THE 24TH VERSE? Do you suppose this is just an idle comment of
our Lord or do you think it rather a direct command and a direct warning? Do you
suppose he could be telling you that those who only seek will NOT FIND IT?

“When once the master of the house is RISEN UP,


and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door,
saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you
not whence ye are:

Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast
taught in our streets.

But he shall say, I tell you, I KNOW YOU NOT WHENCE YE ARE; DEPART
FROM ME, ALL YE WORKERS OF INIQUITY.” (Luke 13:25-27)

According to Christ, one must STRIVE TO ENTER THE STRAIT GATE. We are not
speaking of walking the narrow way; we are speaking of only ENTERING THE
STRAIT GATE. Then he says the 'many' or THE VAST MAJORITY WILL ONLY
SEEK TO ENTER IN, BUT THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE.
Who are the many?

The clue as to who the many are resides in what they say, LORD, LORD. They are
Christians. They claim they have eaten and drunk in His presence. That means that they
PARTOOK OF THE LORD'S SUPPER. Only Christians partake of the Lord's Supper,
and ONLY AT THE LORD'S SUPPER WOULD ANYONE DARE SUGGEST
THAT CHRIST WAS PRESENT. This is the ESTABLISHED CHURCH OF JESUS
CHRIST WITH ALL OF IT DENOMINATIONS, FROM THE BAPTISTS TO THE
CATHOLICS. Indeed, the Lord's Supper is served as a routine ritual in every Christian
church.

They next say that Jesus taught in their streets. Indeed, Jesus did teach in their streets and
communities all over the world. They read His word; they studied the scriptures, for in
them they thought they had eternal life. They all went to Sunday school, these leaders
went to seminary and the Church flourished in the streets of earth. INDEED JESUS DID
TEACH IN THEIR STREETS, BUT IT WAS ALL FOR NAUGHT.

His reply is the same reply to the many of Matthew Seven. He says HE DOES NOT
KNOW THEM. The word know is an experiential know. They were never
REGENERATED. THEY WERE NEVER IN UNION. They had a huge religious system
built, which they called Christianity. They performed all of the rituals and the traditions
of their fathers. They served the Lord's supper and they thought by it they were drawing
nigh unto God, and that God was drawing nigh unto them. They read their Scriptures
daily, and from their pulpits they preached mighty sermons of holiness and moved people
to tears. BUT IT NEVER MOVED THEM TO BE OBEDIENT, IT NEVER MOVED
THEM FROM THEIR OUTER COURT RITUAL. IT NEVER MOVED THEM TO
STRIVE. They served and worshipped the HISTORICAL CHRIST OF THE CROSS.
THEY LOVED THEIR JESUS CHRIST OF THE CROSS. THEY WORSHIPPED HIM.
THEY PRAISED HIM. THEY GLORIFIED THIS ANCIENT JESUS.

They sung their songs of an empty tomb, and they claimed that He was in heaven, but
they never went forth to MEET HIM TO FIND OUT. THEY NEVER MADE
CONTACT WITH THE LIVING JESUS CHRIST. They parked at the Bible, they
parked at the foundation of their faith, and they never once ALLOWED THE WORD
OF GOD TO ENTER IN TO THEIR HEART OF HEARTS. Because they refused,
because they were disobedient, because they would not accept the word STRIVE, but
instead substituted another word which they called FAITH, and because everything was
accomplished by simply believing they were lost forever.

Is your religion of the outer court? Are you stuck in ritual and form? Have you ever heard
of a strait gate and narrow way? Has anyone ever showed to you that Jesus said we
MUST STRIVE TO ENTER THE STRAIT GATE? Does that not sound like a form of
works? What muse we do? What does Christ mean by all of this? If you will
CONTINUE IN HIS DOCTRINE, YOU WILL FIND OUT, AND THE TRUTH
WILL SET YOU FREE.

IN CONCLUSION

1. We must start at some point on this incredible journey that Christ has laid out before
us. Where we must start is where God starts. We start at the conscious mind heart and
soul. We start with our conscious will, and we BY FAITH ALONG ACCEPT THE
HISTORICAL CHRIST, AND WE ACCEPT THE WORK ON EARTH THAT HE HAS
DONE FOR US. We must accept this work in our conscious minds, for it was A WORK
IN THE PHYSICAL REALM, WHICH SENSE MAN AND SOUL MAN COULD SEE
AND UNDERSTAND.

2. When we have elected to embrace the work of Christ in history, we do so BY


CONVERSION. Conversion is always done by the WILL OF THE CONSCIOUS MIND
AND HEART. We leave the ways of the world, and we CONVERT TO JESUS CHRIST.
We then must move our tents by the TABERNACLE IN THE WILDERNESS. We then
go in to the OUTER COURT, and we carry out our duties and obligations, our rituals and
our traditions. We bring our tithes and offerings to the Lord, we sing our hymns of
worship and praise, and then go back into the world. ALL OF IT IS WITH OUR
CONSCIOUS HEART, SOUL, MIND AND WILL.

3. Beyond us, hidden by a veil, lies the INNER COURT AND THE HOLY OF HOLIES.
If we become obedient Christians and OBEY THE COMMAND TO ENTER THE
STRAIT GATE AND WALK THE NARROW WAY WE WILL FIND LIFE. If we
refuse to do it, for whatever reason we may offer up, we will not find life, and we will
perish and be sent away. We have the option of leaving the outer court and surface
religion behind and to follow on to find the SECOND WORK OF THE LIVING
CHRIST. The choice is ours. If we prefer the company of the vast majority of Christians,
the Lord says we will perish. There is no misinterpretation here. WE WILL PERISH.

4. The SECOND WORK OF CHRIST, AND THE SECOND ASPECT OF CHRIST, is


found only in the living Christ Himself. He alone holds the authority to grant AGAPE
LOVE, AND WITH IT, ETERNAL LIFE. He promises that if we will leave the outer
court, and go into the middle court, and allow the Holy Spirit to work His work of
convicting of sin, righteousness and judgement, that at the end, when we are dead, and
yet we live, that HE WILL COME, AND SUP WITH US, AND WE WITH HIM. HE
WILL REVEAL TO US THE SECRET BEHIND ALL OF LIFE, AND HE WILL GIVE
TO US HIS AGAPE LOVE. It is done by the WILL OF GOD, WHEN AND WHERE
GOD DETERMINES. It is called REGENERATION.

God has clearly laid out the plan in front of us. None have any excuse whatever. We can
lay down on the foundation and claim we are in the house of the Lord, or we can go on to
regeneration and KNOW THAT THE LORD BUILT THE HOUSE. WHAT WILL
YOU DO?