GOD ONE PEOPLE - AN INVALUABLE COMPENDIUM OF GOD'S SECRETS
GOD!! ONE PEOPLE!! "
- GOD, MAN, SPIRIT
- SIN, SALVATION AND PRAYER
- GOD'S PLAN FOR HIS PEOPLE
- THE ONE AND ONLY TRUE
- WHY SHOULD THE LORD JESUS
SUFFER AND DIE FOR SINNERS ?
- CHRISTIANS, END-TIME,
MILLENNIUM, JUDGMENT, HELL AND KINGDOM OF GOD
- THE HOLY BIBLE AND TRUE
- REVELATION ABOUT ETERNAL
LIGHT AND ETERNAL KINGDOM
- BESTOWAL OF DIVINE EXPERIENCE
- GOD'S MINISTERS OR SERVANTS
- FOODS, GREETINGS AND
- BAPTISM AND LORD'S SUPPER
OR HOLY COMMUNION
- THE LORD'S CHURCH
- THE LAST DAY
- GOD IS WONDERFUL !
GOD IS TERRIBLE ! GOD'S FINAL CALL TO BE THE ONE PEOPLE !
A Prayer of Adoration
GOD IS WONDERFUL ! GOD IS TERRIBLE ! GOD'S FINAL CALL TO BE THE ONE PEOPLE
25. By transforming himself deceitfully into an angel of light (II Corinthians
26. By doctrines of devils (I Timothy 4:1), heretical teachings (Titus
3:10), various and strange self-chosen doctrines, different from the truth
(Hebrews 13:9), prosperity gospel, wealth and health gospels, work gospel,
false teachings and destructive heresies (II Peter 2:1), dilution of CHRIST's
Gospel, and compromise on the true Gospel. Sinners are like the remote-controlled
equipments of Satan, the devil.
Sinners are like the remote-controlled equipments of Satan, the devil. Sinners are remotely controlled by Satan, the devil from outside and they are also inwardly controlled by Satan, the devil from inside. Sinners sin by Satan, the devil's remote control from outside (Psalm 109:6); and they sin also by Satan, the devil's inward control from inside (St. Luke 22:3). Sinners are fully in the evil hands of Satan, the devil, like monkeys in the hands of a monkey-charmer. What a pitiable thing it is!
Further, the end of all things related to the corruptible flesh and the corruptible world is very near. So, living for GOD's glory is very essential and serving for GOD's glory is very essential. Therefore, we should be of a sound mind, have a clear mind of sobriety and self-control, be able to understand things properly and thoroughly without being disturbed and we should be sober and watchful unto prayers, by humbling ourselves under the mighty hand of GOD (I Peter 5:6) and by casting all our life with its care and anxiety upon GOD (I Peter 5:7).
“But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.”
I Peter 4:7
6.1 WHO IS THE ONE GOD ?
Again, my beloved brothers and sisters in CHRIST,
“For there is one GOD, ...” I Timothy 2:5
“...This (JESUS CHRIST) is the true GOD, and eternal life.” I John 5:20
“One LORD, one faith, one baptism, One GOD and FATHER of all, ...” Ephesians 4:5-6
Now, there is no reason for anyone to have a doubt over the fact that the LORD JESUS CHRIST is the ONE GOD and the ONLY GOD and the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD.
Further, there is no reason for anyone to have any doubt over the fact that HE is the GOD to be served; HE is the GOD to be worshipped; HE is the GOD to be revered; HE is the GOD to be hallowed; HE is the GOD to be adored; HE is the GOD to be believed; HE is the GOD to be hoped; HE is the GOD to be feared; HE is the GOD to be respected; HE is the GOD to be called upon; HE is the GOD to be bowed down; HE is the GOD to be knelt down; HE is the GOD to be loved; and HE is the GOD to be followed.
Since the LORD JESUS CHRIST is the ONE GOD and the ONLY GOD and the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD, any man should bow down and kneel down and fall down before HIM and worship HIM in fear and trembling and worship HIM in holiness with folded hands.
“Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.” Psalm 2:11
“Sanctify (Hallow) the LORD of hosts HIMSELF; and let HIM be your fear, and let HIM be your dread.” Isaiah 8:13
Again, there can be no doubt about the fact that the lord jesus christ is the one god and the only god and the one and only true god with a name, which is above every name and which is the most holy name and which is the most powerful name. he is the great and the most holy and the most powerful god to be worshipped truly by everyone.
“Wherefore GOD also hath highly exalted HIM, and given HIM a name which is above every name: That at the name of JESUS every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that JESUS CHRIST is LORD, to the glory of GOD the FATHER.” Philippians 2:9-11
‘Things’ mean ‘those’.
Further, there can be no doubt about the fact that the LORD JESUS CHRIST is the ONE GOD and the ONLY GOD and the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD, is the Holy Spirit. Hence, everyone should worship HIM in spirit and in truth (St. John 4:24).
Our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST is the ONE who is without sin (St. John 8:46); the ONE who is qualified to rebuke sin (St. Matthew 11:20); the ONE who is qualified to condemn sin (St. John 8:10); the ONE who is qualified to forgive sin (St. Mark 2:10); the ONE who is able to set people free from sin (St. John 8:11); the ONE who is able to wash people from sin (I Corinthians 6:11); the ONE who is able to sanctify people or set people apart from sin (I Corinthians 6:11); and the ONE who is able to justify people or declare people righteous (I Corinthians 6:11) for HIS kingdom, the kingdom of heaven or the kingdom of GOD.
Besides, the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST's eyes are too pure to look at evil. HE cannot look at iniquity (Habakkuk 1:13). HE is the only righteous judge. HE is angry with the wicked everyday (Psalm 7:11). No one can hide himself/herself in secret places, so that HE cannot see him/her.
“Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.” Jeremiah 23:24
Further, the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST is the LORD Almighty; HE is the LORD of hosts. HE is the GOD who commands the sun to shine by day; HE is the GOD who commands the moon and stars to shine by night; HE is the GOD who divides or stirs up the sea, so that its waves roar; HE is the GOD who has great surprising strength.
“Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is HIS name.” Jeremiah 31:35
“Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of HIS hand, and meted out (measured) heaven with the span, and comprehended (calculated) the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?” Isaiah 40:12
“Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, HE taketh (lifteth) up the isles as a very little thing.” Isaiah 40:15
“Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in HIS fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth?...” Proverbs 30:4
Everyone must worship the omnipotent (the all-powerful) GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. For HE spoke, and it was done; HE commanded, and it stood firm.
“For HE spake, and it was done; HE commanded, and it stood fast.” Psalm 33:9
Everyone must worship the Omnipotent (the all-powerful) LORD and KING of the nations. Everyone must worship GOD's name. HIS name is the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST. HE is the maker of all things. HE is the true GOD and HE is the living GOD.
“But the LORD is the true GOD, HE is the living GOD, and an everlasting king: at HIS wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide HIS indignation. Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens. HEhath made the earth by HIS power, HE hath established the world by HIS wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by HIS discretion. When HE uttereth HIS voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and HE causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; HE maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of HIS treasures. Every man is brutish in his knowledge: every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them. They are vanity, and the work of errors: in the time of their visitation (punishment) they shall perish. The portion of Jacob is not like them: for HE is the former (Maker) of all things; and Israel is the rod (tribe) of HIS inheritance: The LORD of hosts is HIS name.” Jeremiah 10:10-16
‘Jacob or Israel’ means ‘the saved people’.
No one is like our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST. HE is great and HIS name is mighty in power.
“Forasmuch as there is none like unto THEE, O LORD; THOU art great, and THY name is great in might.” Jeremiah 10:6
Again, the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST is glorious in holiness; HE is fearful in praises; HE is doing wonders.
“...Who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?” Exodus 15:11
Further, the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST is the GOD of righteousness, justice, loving-kindness, and truth.
“Justice and judgment (Righteousness and justice) are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.” Psalm 89:14
Furthermore, the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST is love.
“...GOD is love.” I John 4:8
Besides, the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST's person and power are expressed in Hebrews and Colossians. HE is the brightness of GOD's glory; HE is the express image of GOD's person. HE is the express image of the invisible GOD.
“Who being the brightness of HIS (GOD’s) glory, and the express image of HIS (GOD’s) person, and upholding all things by the word of HIS power, ...” Hebrews 1:3
“Who is the image of the invisible GOD, ...” Colossians 1:15
Here, it is very important to notice that even a child in the womb of a woman is also upheld by god’s powerful word. Praise The lord! Alleluia!
Besides, the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST's mighty and wonderful works are incalculable.
“Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number.”
“Which doeth great things past finding out; yea, and wonders without number.”
Furthermore, the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST is the GOD who shuts the mouths of lions, and quenches the fury of the flames. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!
“Who ... stopped the mouths of lions, Quenched the violence of fire, ...”
Again, the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST is the GOD who gives life to the dead, and calls things that are not as though they were.
“...Even GOD, who quickeneth (gives life to) the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.”
Further, the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST is the GOD who holds in HIS hand your life and my life, and all your ways and my ways.
“...And the GOD in whose hand thy breath is, and whose are all thy ways, ...”
Again, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is the ONE GOD and the ONLY GOD and the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD, who came to this world to save sinners. HE is the only Saviour of the world. HE saves people from their sins. HE is the good Saviour of souls. HE is the only Saviour of souls. Our LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST gives us salvation from sins. It is the great gift of GOD (Ephesians 2:8).
“...Thou shalt call HIS name JESUS: for HE shall save HIS people from their sins.”
St. Matthew 1:21
Our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST is good and forgiving and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon HIM (Psalm 86:5). HE is the only Forgiver of sins. HE forgives all sins of mankind. HE has authority on earth to forgive sins. Since there is no remission of sins or forgiveness of sins without the shedding of blood, HE shed all HIS most holy and precious blood on the cross at Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins.
“…The Son of man (the LORD JESUS CHRIST) hath power (authority) on earth to forgive sins, …” St. Mark 2:10
“…And without shedding of blood is no remission (forgiveness).” Hebrews 9:22
“…Which (HIS blood) is shed for many for the remission (forgiveness) of sins.”
St. Matthew 26:28
“In whom we have redemption through HIS blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of HIS grace.” Ephesians 1:7
Further, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is the good Deliverer of souls. HE is the only Deliverer of souls. HE delivers souls from death and eyes from everlasting tears and feet from everlasting falling or stumbling. Here death means second death or the fiery lake of burning sulphur.
“For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.” Psalm 116:8
Again, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is the only Redeemer of the world. HE is the good Redeemer of souls. HE is the only Redeemer of souls. HE redeems the people by HIS most precious and holy blood and by HIS most precious and holy flesh and by HIS most precious and holy life.
“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible (perishable) things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation (conduct) received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of CHRIST, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” I Peter 1:18-19
Thus, there can be no doubt about the fact that the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST is the only Forgiver and he is the only Saviour and HE is the only Deliverer and HE is the only Redeemer.
“...All flesh shall know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.” Isaiah 49:26
‘Jacob’ means ‘the saved people’.
Moreover, the LORD JESUS CHRIST lives with HIS people. So HE came to this world with a name Emmanuel. Emmanuel means GOD with us.
“...They shall call HIS name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, GOD with us.”
St. Matthew 1:23
Further, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is the blessed and the only Potentate, the KING of kings and the LORD of lords; who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no one can approach unto and whom no one has seen nor can see. HE is the GOD visible and invisible. HE is the Almighty GOD. HE is Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending. HE is the first and the last. HE is the GOD Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come soon.
“That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our LORD JESUS CHRIST: Which in HIS times HE shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the KING of kings, and LORD of lords; Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.” I Timothy 6:14-16
“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the LORD, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: ...” Revelation 1:8, 11
“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.”
The LORD JESUS CHRIST is the wonderful GOD. HE is the mighty Ruler. HE is the mighty GOD. HE is the wonderful Counsellor. HE is the everlasting FATHER. HE is the GOD of peace.
“...The government shall be upon HIS shoulder: and HIS name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty GOD, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of HIS government and peace there shall be no end, ...” Isaiah 9:6-7
6.2 EXISTENCE OF GOD
At this juncture, let us consider some important points about the glorious existence of GOD.
“Because that which may be known of GOD is manifest in them; for GOD hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of HIM from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even HIS eternal power and GODHEAD; so that they are without excuse.” Romans 1:19-20
GOD's glorious creation (the universe, the world and all living things) reveals two important invisible things about GOD-HIS eternal power and GODHEAD (Divinity). Creation reveals that GOD is the most powerful; hence, all the people of the world are obligated to HIM and the fact that HE is GOD. No one is able to stand before GOD and say that he/she turned away from GOD because GOD did not give any vision or revelation to him/her. But all the people of the world have had the vision or revelation. Hence, all the people of the world are accountable to GOD. What may be known about GOD is evident to all the people of the world, because GOD has made it evident to them by HIS glorious creation (the universe, the world and all living things). In the beginning, GOD created the heavens and earth from nothing. The heavens and earth were created by the word of GOD. This creative power of GOD explains HIS glorious existence. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!
“In the beginning GOD created the heaven and the earth.” Genesis 1:1
“By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of HIS mouth.” Psalm 33:6
“Who being the brightness of HIS glory, and the express image of HIS person, and upholding all things by the word of HIS power, ... ” Hebrews 1:3
The heavens are GOD's preachers in the sky. They proclaim always (day and night) the truth that GOD exists. The heavenly bodies are objective and positive proof that a most powerful creative GOD exists.
“The heavens declare the glory of GOD; and the firmament (expanse of heaven) sheweth HIS handywork (the work of HIS hands). Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth (reveals) knowledge.” Psalm 19:1-2
But, some people have a wrong thought that the universe, the world and all living things came into existence purely by chance. Why is this wrong thought? The answer is:
“...They did not like to retain GOD in their knowledge, ...” Romans 1:28
“Because that, when they knew GOD, they glorified HIM not as GOD, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible GOD into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Who changed the truth of GOD into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more (rather) than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.” Romans 1:21-23, 25
The theory of evolution and the theory of thermodynamics regarding creation are false and unreasonable. So, they must be discarded. Our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST knows the thoughts of men, the false and unreasonable theories of men. HE knows that they are futile.
“The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.” Psalm 94:11
Now, man is a moral and intellectual being. Since man is a moral and intellectual being, his Creator, GOD, is also a moral and intellectual being. This also explains the glorious existence of GOD. Conscience is a knowing within oneself. Conscience is a knowledge or sense of right and wrong, with a compulsion to do right. Heart is the apparent location of the conscience. Conscience provides the awareness and sufficient grounds for condemnation, because it establishes a framework of right and wrong and it also reflects the law of GOD written in our hearts. Man was created in the image and likeness of GOD and even after the Fall he has the law of GOD written in his heart. If our hearts condemn us, we will be condemned. If our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before GOD.
“Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another.”
“For if our heart condemn us, GOD is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward GOD.”
I John 3:20-21
Again, in this world, every house is built by someone. A builder is necessary to build a house. Without a builder, no house can be built. The LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST is the builder of the heavens and earth and everything in them. Without this Almighty GOD, no heavens and earth can be built. This also explains the glorious existence of GOD. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!
“For every house is builded by some man; but HE that built all things is GOD.”
Further, the world in which we live clearly proves that a great mind or intelligence was behind its creation and arrangement. Man was fearfully and wonderfully created by GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Man's bodily arrangement is a very beautiful and useful arrangement. GOD's great intelligence is clearly seen in man's creation and in his bodily arrangement. This also explains the glorious existence of GOD. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!
“...HE that teacheth man knowledge, shall not HE know?” Psalm 94:10
“HE that planted the ear, shall HE not hear? HE that formed the eye, shall HE not see?”
“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” Psalm 139:14
A person who believes that there is no GOD, is an atheist. Disbelief in the existence of GOD is atheism. But, GOD has revealed HIMSELF very clearly in HIS Holy Bible. The fool or the senseless or the morally deficient or the morally decayed says in his heart that there is no GOD. Atheists are wilfully against the truth of GOD's word. So, they will be condemned.
“The fool hath said in his heart, There is no GOD. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.” Psalm 14:1
“HE that chastiseth (disciplines) the heathen, shall not HE correct (punish)? ...” Psalm 94:10
“That they all might be damned (condemned) who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”II Thessalonians 2:12
Now, it is left to your will and wish to recognize and receive the LORD JESUS CHRIST, the ONE GOD and the ONLY GOD and the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD, as your own GOD. Everyone should be righteous; everyone should be holy. No one should be unjust; no one should be filthy. Our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST warns:
“He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And, behold, I come quickly; and MY reward is with ME, to give every man according as his work shall be.”
This precious book "ONE GOD !! ONE PEOPLE !!" which you have seen and read will have convinced you about what is going to happen on the last day (on the Day of Judgment) and that the LORD JESUS CHRIST is the ONE GOD and the ONLY GOD and the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD. Therefore, don't be late; don't be slack; don't give room to unbelief and doubt; in spite of knowing the ONE GOD and the ONLY GOD and the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD, don't lose your own soul. Our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST asks:
“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” St. Mark 8:36-37
Don't forget that now is the day of grace; now is the day of mercy; now is the time accepted; now is the day of salvation; and now is the time of the last days.
“For HE saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”
II Corinthians 6:2
If you are saved and delivered and redeemed and if you live a holy life taking advantage of these good last days; you will be caught up with the LORD JESUS CHRIST, who is to come soon and you will obtain immense pleasure and happiness in heaven, the kingdom of GOD.
Now, you must also know that it may so happen that you have to depart from this world at an unexpected time. Therefore, you must receive the LORD JESUS CHRIST, the ONE GOD and the ONLY GOD and the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD, as your own Saviour and Deliverer and Redeemer today itself. If you repent and obtain forgiveness of sins (remission of sins), salvation from sins (deliverance from sins), redemption from sins and the Holy Spirit to live a holy life from the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST and if you pray to GOD steadfastly and live a holy and sinless life, you will be a true child of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST and you will certainly inherit heaven, the kingdom of GOD.
6.3 THE HOLY BIBLE ALONE DECLARES "THE ONLY
Only the Holy Bible, the Holy Scriptures declares the ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST, to all people of the world. We obtain eternal life (an endless existence) from our LORD JESUS CHRIST. A personal relationship with GOD is obtained from our LORD JESUS CHRIST. An eternal relationship with GOD is obtained from our LORD JESUS CHRIST, the ONLY TRUE GOD.
“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the ONLY TRUE GOD, and JESUS CHRIST, …” St. John 17:3
Further, the Holy Bible declares about the ONLY TRUE GOD as follows:
“...This (the LORD JESUS CHRIST) is the TRUE GOD, and eternal life.” I John 5:20
“For there is ONE GOD, ...” I Timothy 2:5
“ONE LORD, one faith, one baptism, ONE GOD and FATHER of all, ...” Ephesians 4:5-6
“I am the LORD thy (your) GOD, ... Thou (you) shalt (shall) have none other gods before (besides) ME.” Deuteronomy 5:6-7
“I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no GOD beside ME: ...” Isaiah 45:5
“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon HIS shoulder: and HIS name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty GOD, The Everlasting FATHER, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of HIS government and peace there shall be no end, ...” Isaiah 9:6-7
“But the LORD is the TRUE GOD, HE is the living GOD, and an everlasting king: ...”
“Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O LORD; thou art great, and thy name is great in might. Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto thee.” Jeremiah 10:6-7
“I, even I, am the LORD; and beside ME there is no saviour.” Isaiah 43:11
“Look unto ME, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am GOD, and there is none else.” Isaiah 45:22
“Neither is there salvation in any other (other than the LORD JESUS CHRIST): for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
“To HIM give all the prophets witness, that through HIS name whosoever believeth (believes) in HIM (the LORD JESUS CHRIST) shall receive remission (forgiveness) of sins.” Acts 10:43
“...Our LORD JESUS CHRIST: which in HIS times HE shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the KING of kings, and LORD of lords; Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.” I Timothy 6:14-16
“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith (says) the LORD, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8
“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.”
“Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise GOD, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.” I Timothy 1:17
Only the Book of the LORD or the Holy Scriptures or the Scripture of truth or the Good Book or the Holy Bible declares the ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST, to the people of the whole world, to be the ONLY TRUE PEOPLE of the ONLY TRUE GOD, to enter into heaven, the kingdom of GOD. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!
STRIVE TO ENTER INTO HEAVEN : Our LORD JESUS CHRIST severely warns,
“Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.” St. Luke 13:24
Strive: This word is a translation of the Greek word AGONIZOMAI which has been used in several verses in the New Testament. Originally it was used to mean contending for victory in the public games, as in I Corinthians 9:25. Then it generally came to mean to fight, to wrestle as in St. John 18:36, indicating the task of the good fight of faith in persevering amid temptation and opposition (I Timothy 6:12; II Timothy 4:7). It also denoted special pains and toil and fervent labouring (Colossians 1:29; 4:12; I Timothy 4:10). It came also to mean straining every nerve to the uttermost towards the goal, the goal for the prize of the high call of GOD in CHRIST JESUS (Philippians 3:14). This is what this word means in St. Luke 13:24 which I have quoted above. This implies hindrances in the divine development and progress of Christian life and a great and continuing struggle against conflicts of various kinds.
Now, it is very important for us to remember at the beginning that our LORD JESUS CHRIST is not suggesting that anyone can MERIT (deserve) heaven by striving for it. No matter how rigorously they labour, sinners can never save themselves. Salvation is solely by grace and not by works (Ephesians 2:8-9). But entering the narrow gate is nonetheless difficult because of its cost (loss) in terms of human pride, because of the sinner's natural love for sin, and because of the world's and Satan's opposition to the truth.
"Many will seek to enter in" means at the judgment when many will protest they deserve entrance into heaven (St. Matthew 7:21-23; 25:41-46).
“The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of GOD is preached, and every man presseth into it.”
St. Luke 16:16
"Every man presseth (Greek: BIAZO) into it" means pressing himself with great energy. This means while the Pharisees were busy opposing CHRIST, sinners were entering HIS kingdom in large numbers. The language of this expression speaks of violent force, signifying the zeal with which sinners were seeking and striving with all their heart to enter the kingdom of GOD through the narrow gate.
"Strive" means "try or struggle physically, morally, mentally, emotionally and spiritually extremely hard".
The word strive is a command. The word strive condemns many and comes with a severe warning and the verse St. Luke 13:24 contains an awful prophecy: "Many will seek to enter in, and will not be able".
The strait gate or the narrow gate or the narrow door (St. John 10:9) or the narrow path or the narrow road is the narrow way. The narrow way is our LORD JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF (St. John 14:6). HE is the only way of salvation. HE is the only one way to be saved-through HIMSELF (Acts 4:12). HE is the narrow gate. HE HIMSELF is the narrow gate for sinners. This gate is too narrow for those who love sins and sinful lusts of the world and those who are not willing to get the salvation of their souls. Such people will not enter into this gate.
In eternity past, our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST planned to make this narrow gate for sinners, by dying for them on the cross. So this narrow gate cost HIM HIS own most holy body and most holy blood. HE opened this narrow gate, the new and living way through the veil of HIS most holy flesh (Hebrews 10:20).
This narrow gate is the only way to heaven, the kingdom of GOD. Our LORD JESUS CHRIST is the only gate through which anyone can get into heaven. This narrow gate leads us to repentance from sins, forgiveness of sins, salvation from sins, holiness and holy life, spiritual growth, anointing of the HOLY SPIRIT, the peace with GOD and eternal life in heaven. Those who enter through this gate will be saved and they will enter into heaven.
Even though this gate is narrow, it is a gate through which thousands upon thousands of sinners, extremely bad sinners have entered and have been saved. Thousands upon thousands of people, from all countries and classes of society have come to this gate and they have been saved. Our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST's earnest desire is that everyone should enter through this gate and be saved.
Many have lived and died without entering into this gate, the gate of salvation. Salvation is set before you as a free gift of GOD (Ephesians 2:8). So, do not neglect this blissful gate and perish because of unbelief.
"Strive" is a command to all people of the world. Our LORD JESUS CHRIST has commanded us to strive to enter into the narrow gate, the gate of salvation and HE has not commanded us to strive for any other thing. So, we should strive to enter into the gate of salvation. We should strive to come, believe, labour, repent, ask, seek and knock at our LORD JESUS CHRIST. With HIS divine help, we should strive to overcome our own evil hearts, sins and sinful lusts of the world, the world and its temptations and Satan, the devil-the destroyer of our souls.
People strive for all kinds of things, such as riches, greatness, fame, education, promotion, powers of the world and other worldly lusts and worldly things which are corruptible. The incorruptible things, such as repentance from sins, forgiveness of sins, salvation from sins, holiness and holy life, spiritual growth, anointing of the HOLY SPIRIT, the peace of GOD and eternal life in heaven are inside the narrow gate. Everyone should strive for these incorruptible things.
Our GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST has commanded us to strive and we have no excuse if we refuse to do so and to be lazy in spiritual things and to be living in sins and sinful lusts. There is a very great danger outside the narrow gate. To die outside the narrow gate is to lose our souls without hope for ever. Due to the shortness and uncertainty of time, our LORD JESUS CHRIST urges us not to delay and not to leave it too late, but to act quickly to enter into the narrow gate.
Again, the word "strive" condemns many and comes with a severe warning. It condemns many who call themselves Christians, since they make no efforts at all in spiritual matters. They are not striving. Many are irregular in attending church worship. This is not striving. Many attend regularly only out of customary habit. This is not striving. Many hardly ever touch and read the Holy Bible. This is not striving. But they very interestingly touch and read newspapers, magazines, novels, etc., neglecting the Word of GOD. This is not striving. They very interestingly read pornographic books, novels or magazines. This is not striving. They very interestingly watch pornographic movies or films. This is not striving. Pornographers are sinners. They very interestingly watch TV programmes, such as movies or films, entertainment or sport events, etc. This is not striving.
Many never pray to GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. This is not striving. Many do not thank GOD. Many do not seek GOD. Many go to bed without prayer and they get up without prayer. Many ask nothing from GOD. Many confess nothing to GOD. They know one day they must die. But they are not striving to pray with their Maker and their Judge. We with our common sense can judge ourselves if we are striving. Our heavenly GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST warns, Strive.
Very few people strive to enter through the narrow gate to be saved and to enter into heaven. Many people boldly make many bold excuses. In the parable of the Great Supper, illustrating lack of appreciation of GOD and hatred of HIM (St. Luke 14:16-20), we see some bold excuses-one has his land to attend to; another has his oxen to try out; and another has his own family affairs. There is no excuse for making an excuse (Deuteronomy 30:11-14; Romans 1:20; 2:1). Since they were occupied by their riches, such as land, cattle, or a wife, they refused GOD's Great Invitation and they made some bold excuses. All sinners are united into one, on making excuses regarding why they do not renounce sin and serve GOD. They do not strive to get GOD's full salvation.
Further, our LORD JESUS CHRIST has prophesied, "Many will seek to enter in and will not be able". In this prophecy, HE is speaking of HIS second coming to judge the world. At that time, HIS longsuffering will come to an end, the throne of grace will be replaced by the throne of judgment and the opened narrow gate will be barred and closed and the day of grace will be past for ever. An awful time is coming and all the values of the world will be turned upside down. Those who live for this world as sinners will become worthless (Proverbs 1:24-31). When the great Day of Judgment will come, these
solemn Words of our LORD JESUS CHRIST will be fulfilled: "Many will seek to enter in and will not be able".
Everyone should put forth personal effort to enter into heaven through the narrow gate. Now, have you actually entered through this narrow gate? Are you now inside it? If not, your sins are not forgiven; you are not saved; you are not regenerated; you are not fit for heaven, the kingdom of GOD; and when you die you will be eternally miserable in hell, the fiery lake of burning sulphur.
Now, the opened narrow gate stands before you, ready for you to enter in. Our LORD JESUS CHRIST is ready to save you. Enter at once, without any delay. Let us strive and work while it is day, for "the night cometh, when no man can work" (St. John 9:4). And let us strive and work to show our neighbours the narrow gate, for "he which converteth (who turns) the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, …" (James 5:20).
Many will not be able to enter into heaven because:
Many do not obey the divine call of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST (St. Matthew 11:28); many do not call upon (worship) the name of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST (Genesis 4:26; Romans 10:13); many do not do the will of the heavenly FATHER, the LORD JESUS CHRIST (St. Matthew 7:21), since it is not pleasing to them (Romans 15:3); many do not choose to be ill-treated or reproached or suffered in the name of the LORD JESUS CHRIST (Hebrews 11:25-26); many do not seek and strive the correct way (St. Luke 13:24; 18:9-14; Psalm 34:18; 51:1-5; I John 1:9); many do not seek and strive at the correct time-before the door of salvation is shut (St. Luke 13:25; II Corinthians 6:2; St. Matthew 7:21-23; 25:10-12); many do not seek and strive in the correct place-stand outside the door of salvation without accepting CHRIST genuinely (St. Luke 13:25-26; Revelation 3:20); many do not seek and strive upon the correct pleas-we received YOU, we entertained YOU and we supported YOU (St. Luke 13:26; St. Matthew 25:41-46); many do not seek and strive with the heart, but with the mouth; their heart is far away from GOD (St. Luke 13:26; Isaiah 29:13; St. Matthew 15:8); and many do not dislike sins and sinful pleasures, the passing pleasures of sins (Hebrews 11:25).
Now, to enter into heaven through the narrow gate, everyone should seek and strive the correct way; everyone should seek and strive at the correct time; everyone should seek and strive in the correct place; everyone should seek and strive upon the correct pleas; everyone should seek and strive with the sincere mouth confession toward GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST continually and with the sincere believing heart abiding in HIM (Romans 10:9-10); everyone should obey the divine call of GOD; everyone should call upon (worship) the name of the LORD; everyone should do the will of the LORD; everyone should choose the way of afflictions; and everyone should hate sins and sinful pleasures of the world.
Most importantly, we should strive to receive the full salvation of GOD and we should always strive to work out our salvation lifelong with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12). If we always fear and tremble before our GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST, then there is no possibility of a fall or a failure in our spiritual life.
Further, godliness is profitable for all things of this life and of the life to come (I Timothy 4:8). So, we should strive much in the LORD to get godliness or piety and also to the living of GOD in us (I Timothy 3:16).
Besides, we should strive always to keep our conscience without offence (clear) toward GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST and men (Acts 24:16). If we earnestly strive for these things, then we will be given rest for our souls from our labours and we will be the blessed in the LORD for ever (Revelation 14:13). Glory be to GOD!
No one should strive for the bread (the bread of deceit-Proverbs 20:17) which does not satisfy (Isaiah 55:2). Everyone should strive for the true "Bread of Life" (St. John 6:32-35) which alone is good for the body, soul and spirit. There is no personal profit for our souls in our own striving for the worldly things (Ecclesiastes 1:3; 2:22).
GOD's ministers or GOD's servants should strive with the mighty power GOD has given to them, to present every person perfect in CHRIST JESUS (Colossians 1:28-29). They should always strive for the spiritual welfare and bodily welfare of the people of the
whole world (II Corinthians 6:5). They should strive according to the Laws of GOD, the rules and regulations of GOD (II Timothy 2:5). GOD's ministers are GOD's fellow workers (I Corinthians 3:9). They are the hard-working (hard-striving) farmers of CHRIST and they should be the first to partake of the fruits, the spiritual blessings
(II Timothy 2:6). Without striving in GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST, no one will enter into heaven, the kingdom of GOD.
6.5 GOD'S FINAL CALL TO BE THE ONE PEOPLE
Our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST's final call to be the ONE PEOPLE of GOD is the heavenly calling of GOD (Hebrews 3:1); HIS final call to be the ONE PEOPLE of GOD is the holy calling of GOD (II Timothy 1:9); HIS final call to be the ONE PEOPLE of GOD is the high calling of GOD (Philippians 3:14).
Our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST's gifts and HIS call are irrevocable (Romans 11:29). HE calls all people everywhere to repentance or salvation (Acts 17:30). HE calls all people for a dedicated life in JESUS CHRIST. HE calls all people into the fellowship of JESUS CHRIST (I Corinthians 1:9). HE calls all people to be Christians (Romans 1:6). HE calls all people for sanctification (I Corinthians 3:4). HE calls all people to holiness and holy life (I Peter 1:15-16). And at times HE calls HIS servants (ministers) to do HIS special ministry (Acts 13:2).
Our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST lovingly calls all who are weary and burdened, to give them rest (St. Matthew 11:28-30). HE lovingly calls all to the kingdom of heaven or the kingdom of GOD for eternal bliss (St. Matthew 4:17).
the children of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST are the people of GOD. They are the ONE PEOPLE of GOD; they are the ONLY ONE PEOPLE of GOD and they are the ONLY ONE TRUE PEOPLE of GOD. They are the ONE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD. They are the ONLY ONE PEOPLE of the ONLY ONE GOD. They are the ONLY ONE TRUE PEOPLE of the ONLY ONE TRUE GOD. They are the ONE PEOPLE and the ONLY ONE PEOPLE and the ONLY ONE TRUE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD and the ONLY ONE GOD and the ONLY ONE TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST.
The children of GOD are the chosen people of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST. They are the own people of the LORD GOD. They are the ONE PEOPLE and the ONLY ONE PEOPLE and the ONLY ONE TRUE PEOPLE blessed by the LORD GOD. They are the royal priests of the LORD GOD. They are the holy people of the LORD GOD. They are the righteous people of the LORD GOD. They are the special people of the LORD GOD. They are the people saved by the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST. They are the people delivered by the LORD GOD. They are the people redeemed by the LORD GOD. The saved people are spiritually called Israel. The children of GOD have obtained mercy and grace of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST.
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth (proclaim) the praises of HIM who hath called you out of darkness into HIS marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of GOD: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.”
I Peter 2:9-10
“A seed shall serve HIM; it shall be accounted to the LORD for a generation.”
‘A seed’ means ‘the chosen generation of the LORD’.
“Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.”
The children of GOD live by faith. They are the just (the righteous people). They believe GOD with all their heart. They never use any medicine for their sicknesses.
“Now the just shall live by faith: ...”
“...For I am the LORD that healeth thee.”
The ONE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD have no "vain faith" or "vain belief" in the wrong or false doctrines and in the doctrines of devils.
“...Some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing (deceiving) spirits, and doctrines of devils.”
I Timothy 4:1
The ONE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD have no "dead faith" or "dead belief" or "faith without works".
“But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?”
The ONE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD have no "weak faith'' - belief expressed as mere legalism.
“Him that is weak in the faith ...”
The ONE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD have no kind of unbelief. They have no "little faith"-a mixture of faith and unbelief or doubt. Our LORD JESUS said to Peter,
“O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?”
St. Matthew 14:31
The ONE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD have "strong faith"-faith that is rooted in the promises of GOD. They give glory to GOD, being fully convinced that GOD has power to do what HE has promised. They have no failure of faith.
“He staggered (wavered) not at the promise of GOD through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to GOD; And being fully persuaded (convinced) that, what HE had promised, HE was able also to perform.”
Faith, hope and love remain in the ONE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD. But, the greatest of these three is love. This love of GOD comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. Thus, the ONE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD have a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
“And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.”
I Corinthians 13:13
“Now the end (purpose) of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith un-feigned.”
I Timothy 1:5
‘Charity’ means ‘love’.
The ONE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD are born of GOD (I John 5:18); they are the children of GOD (St. John 1:12); they are the born-again or the regenerated people of GOD (St. John 3:3, 5); they are the saved (Revelation 21:24); they are the redeemed (I Peter 1:18); they are made alive by CHRIST when they were dead in trespasses and sins (Ephesians 2:1); GOD always leads them in triumph in CHRIST (II Corinthians 2:14); they are in fullness in CHRIST (Colossians 2:10); they are the saints (Ephesians 1:1); they are the witnesses of GOD (Acts 1:8); and they are the blessed (Ephesians 1:3).
The ONE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD are the poor in spirit (St. Matthew 5:3); in their spirit is no guile or deceit (Psalm 32:2); they are the meek (St. Matthew 5:5); they are the merciful (St. Matthew 5:7); they are the pure in heart (St. Matthew 5:8); they are the peacemakers (St. Matthew 5:9); and they consider the poor (Psalm 41:1).
The ONE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD are the branches of the true vine, the true vine is the LORD JESUS CHRIST (St. John 15:5); their transgressions, sins and trespasses are forgiven (Psalm 32:1); their sins are covered (Psalm 32:1); their sins the LORD does not impute (count against) (Psalm 32:2); and they are kings and priests to our GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST (Revelation 5:10).
The ONE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD are the habitation of GOD (Ephesians 2:22); they are the household of GOD (Ephesians 2:19); they are the temple of the living GOD (I Corinthians 3:16; II Corinthians 6:16); they are the body of CHRIST and they are parts (members) of the body of CHRIST (I Corinthians 12:27); and they are GOD's field and GOD's building (I Corinthians 3:9).
The ONE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD are the undefiled; they walk in the law of the LORD; they keep their testimonies; they seek HIM with the whole heart; they also do no iniquity and they walk in HIS ways (Psalm 119:1-3); they walk not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of the scornful (Psalm 1:1); their delight is in the law of the LORD and in HIS law they meditate day and night (Psalm 1:2); they fear the LORD and they delight greatly in HIS commandments (Psalm 112:1); they keep justice and they do righteousness at all times (Psalm 106:3); their strength is in HIM and their hearts are set in HIS ways (Psalm 84:5) and they do HIS commandments (Revelation 22:14).
The ONE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD get HIS sound wisdom, knowledge of the Holy ONE and good understanding. All the treasures of wisdom, knowledge and understanding are hidden in our LORD JESUS CHRIST (Colossians 2:3). The Spirit of wisdom, knowledge and understanding are in HIM (Isaiah 11:2). Everyone should get the wisdom of GOD, the hidden wisdom which GOD ordained before the foundation of the world for our glory (I Corinthians 2:7).
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do HIS commandments: …”
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the Holy (the Holy ONE) is understanding.”
“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.”
“For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of HIS mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. HE layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: …”
“Happy (Blessed) is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.”
The ONE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD are the great nation and this great nation is a wise and understanding people (Deuteronomy 4:6). Their GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is very near to them, whenever they call upon HIM (Deuteronomy 4:7).
“For what nation is there so great, who hath GOD so nigh unto them, as the LORD our GOD is in all things that we call upon HIM for?”
The ONE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD wait for HIM (Isaiah 30:18); they always fear HIM in reverent fear (Proverbs 28:14; I Peter 1:17); they hear or listen to HIM (Proverbs 8:34); they hear the Word of GOD and keep it (St. Luke 11:28); they keep their hands from doing any evil (Isaiah 56:2); they trust in the LORD and their hope is the LORD (Jeremiah 17:7); the LORD will deliver them in times of trouble (Psalm 41:1); the LORD will preserve them and keep them alive and they will be blessed on the earth (Psalm 41:2); the LORD will not deliver them to the will of their enemies (Psalm 41:2); the LORD will strengthen them on their bed of illness and the LORD will restore them on their sickbed (Psalm 41:3).
The ONE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD are those who have not seen HIM and yet have believed HIM.
“…Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.”
St. John 20:29
The ONE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD are those who endure temptation (James 1:12); they persevere (James 1:25); they suffer for righteousness' sake (I Peter 3:14); they are reproached for the name of CHRIST (I Peter 4:14); they watch and keep their garments of salvation (Revelation 16:15); they keep the words of the prophecy of
the Scripture (II Peter 1:20-21; Revelation 22:7); they are the dead who die in the LORD (Revelation 14:13); and they have no second death-the fiery lake of burning sulphur or hell (Revelation 21:8).
The ONE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD have part in the first resurrection-the resurrection of the saints (Revelation 20:6); they have part in the thousand years rule (the Millennium) with CHRIST (Revelation 20:6); they have part in the kingdom of GOD, the kingdom of heaven (II Corinthians 5:1; Revelation 19:1); they will be with CHRIST eternally in HIS kingdom (I Thessalonians 4:16-17; Philippians 3:20); and they have no separation from GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST (Revelation 21:3-4). Praise The LORD! Alleluia!
The ONE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD are a "new creation". That is, the saved people are a "new creation". They perceive the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST in a new and living way. Their old lives or sinful lives have passed away from them and new lives or sinless lives have come into them. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!
“Therefore if any man be in CHRIST, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
II Corinthians 5:17
The ONE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD are the children of obedience. They wholeheartedly obey the pattern of teaching (form of doctrine) entrusted to them. They never follow the ways of this world and of the prince of the power of the air, the spirit (Satan, the devil) who is now at work in those who are disobedient.
“For your obedience is come (reported) abroad unto all men. ...”
“But GOD be thanked, that ye (though ye) were the servants (slaves) of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.”
“Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience.”
“Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of GOD upon the children of disobedience.”
The ONE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD never run with the unsaved into the same excess of dissipation. They never walk in licentiousness, lusts, drunkenness, revellings, drinking parties, abominable idolatries, etc.
“For the time past of our life may suffice (is enough for) us to have wrought (done) the will of the gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you.”
I Peter 4:3-4
The ONE PEOPLE of the ONE and only GOD conduct them-selves in a manner worthy of the gospel of CHRIST. They stand fast in one spirit, with one mind contending together for the faith of the gospel.
“Only let your conversation (conduct) be as it becometh the gospel of CHRIST: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel.”
The ONE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD dwell in GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST and GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST also dwells in them.
“Hereby know we that we dwell in HIM, and HE in us, because HE hath given us of HIS Spirit.”
I John 4:13
The ONE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD have eternal life, the eternal life of the eternal GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST.
“These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the SonofGOD; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of GOD.”
I John 5:13
‘The Son of GOD’ means ‘The LORD JESUS CHRIST’.
The ONE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD are the salt of the earth. Salt is used for flavouring and preserving foods. It gives good taste, sweetness, and pleasantness. It is a very suitable description of the saved in their relationship to the world, in which they live. Our LORD JESUS said,
“Ye are the salt of the earth: ...”
St. Matthew 5:13
The LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST is the Light of the world and in HIM there is no darkness at all. HE is perfect and good; there is no sin or evil in HIM. Since GOD is the Light of the world, HIS children (the saved) are also the light of the world. Our LORD JESUS said,
“Ye are the light of the world. ...”
St. Matthew 5:14
“Then spake JESUS again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth ME shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
St. John 8:12
The ONE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD bear much spiritual fruit, since they remain in HIM and HE remains in them. They glorify GOD by their good works, and anyone can understand that GOD is really with them. Our LORD JESUS said,
“...He that abideth in ME, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: ...”
St. John 15:5
The attitude of the ONE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD is the same as that of CHRIST JESUS.
“Let this mind be in you, which was also in CHRIST JESUS.”
The ONE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD-the children of GOD have a good testimony (witness) of the Holy Spirit of GOD; they have a good testimony of all men-the believers and unbelievers; they have a good testimony of GOD's ministers; they have a good testimony of the truth-the law of GOD; they have a good testimony of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!
“The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of GOD.”
“Demetrius hath good report (testimony) of all men, and of the truth itself: yea, and we also bear record; and ye know that our record is true.”
III John 12
“Ye are witnesses, and GOD also, how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe.”
I Thessalonians 2:10
The righteousness of the ONE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD-the righteousness of the children of GOD will shine out brightly; their salvation will shine out like a burning lamp. The Sun of righteousness, the LORD JESUS CHRIST will rise on them. The glory of the LORD will be seen on them. They will be a crown of glory in the most holy hand of the LORD. They will be a royal diadem in the most holy hand of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. See Isaiah 62:1-3; Malachi 4:2.
The ONE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD-the saved people are the light of the world. As a city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden, their salvation cannot be hidden. Their salvation cannot be hidden from the world. Their salvation cannot be hidden from his/her
household. Their salvation cannot be hidden from his/her villagers/city. Their salvation cannot be hidden from anybody.
“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.”
St. Matthew 5:14
Among the unsaved, the ONE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life. They are blameless and harmless (pure) and without grumbling or arguing and without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation. As stars are readily noticeable in a dark sky, the children of GOD are readily noticeable in this sinful world. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!
“Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons (children) of GOD, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; Holding forth (fast to) the word of life; ...”
GOD has given to us Only One Bible-the Holy Bible. We firmly believe that GOD has Given the Authorized (King James) Version 1611, the King James Version or the Authorized Version of the Holy Bible for the English-speaking people. English is a foreign language for us and not for the English-speaking people. We use the Authorized (King James) Version wholeheartedly. Why can't the English-speaking persons? Since they are caught under Satan's Ecumenical trap of Ecumenism, Romanism (Roman Catholicism), Charismatism, Oikoumenism, Apostolicism, Ecclesiasticism, Liberalism, Modernism, Idealism, Pluralism and Westernisation of Spiritualism, they neglect the Authorized (King James) Version. Except this Version, all other versions in English are greatly poisoning the Word of GOD, the Word of Life-the River of Life at its sacred source. So, the English-speaking people are lovingly called to make use of the Authorized (King James) Version of the Holy Bible, the only GOD-given Bible.
The ONE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD or the blessed and the holy people of the ONE GOD will be given a thousand years rule (a Millennium rule) on earth with CHRIST (Revelation 20:6). They will rule this earth with CHRIST. During this thousand years rule, Satan, the devil will be imprisoned, so that he may not deceive the nations anymore until the thousand years are completed (Revelation 20:1-10). The names of the idols will be cut off (banished) from the land and the false prophets and the unclean spirits will be removed from the land and all kinds of evil and wicked activities of Satan and his henchmen will be put down (Zechariah 13:2) and the land will be purged of sin. All kinds of rebellions, terrorisms, wars and violences on earth will be put down (Psalm 78:8; St. Matthew 24:6-7) and all the troubles will be ended. All kinds of diseases, sicknesses, pestilences and famines will be taken away from the midst of HIS people and there will be no earthquakes or floods or tsunamis or storms or tempests or any other natural calamities (Exodus 23:25; St. Matthew 24:7) and evil will have been totally eradicated.
During the thousand years rule of CHRIST, Israel will be fully delivered from the nations (Zechariah 8:7-8). Jerusalem or Zion will be the head (capital) of all nations (Zechariah 8:3; Psalm 48:2). Our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST will sit on the throne of HIS glory at Jerusalem or Zion in Israel (St. Matthew 19:28). The covenants of GOD made with Abraham (Genesis 12; 13; 15; 17), Isaac (Genesis 26), Jacob (Genesis 28) and others will be fulfilled. All prophecies concerning the glorious reign of the MESSIAH or the CHRIST will be fulfilled (Isaiah 11:5-10). The Israelites' or the Jews' long awaited rule of the Messiah or the CHRIST will be fulfilled. There will be restoration and reunion of GOD's dispersed people.
During the thousand years rule of CHRIST, the saints of all ages will be exalted to a kingly and priestly position according to their works (Revelation 1:6; 20:6). The earth will be restored to its rightful owners and the nations will be judged in righteousness by the saints (I Corinthians 6:2; St. Luke 22:29-30). A righteous and peaceful government will be restored on earth as originally planned by GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST (Isaiah 32:1).
During the Millennial reign of CHRIST, his holy temple (Habakkuk 2:20) or HIS capital building, which is the Millennial temple will be established in Jerusalem or Zion. The establishment of the literal, earthly, visible and civil kingdom of heaven on earth will be on the top of the mountains and it will be exalted above the hills and all nations will flow unto it (Isaiah 2:2; Micah 4:1). Purified Israel will be the light of the nations, the temple will be glorified and the supremacy of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST will have been acknowledged.
“Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.”
“Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, GOD hath shined.”
During the Millennium, CHRIST will reign over all kingdoms of the earth gloriously, peacefully and righteously. At that time, Jerusalem will be the LORD's house, the mountain of the LORD and the house of GOD of Jacob (Isaiah 2:3; Micah 4:2). Again, Jerusalem will be the city of righteousness (Isaiah 1:26), the faithful city (Isaiah 1:26), the city of the LORD (Isaiah 60:14), the Zion of the Holy ONE of Israel (Isaiah 60:14), Hephzibah (Isaiah 62:4), meaning the LORD's delight is in her (Jerusalem), a city sought out and not forsaken (Isaiah 62:12), the throne of the LORD (Jeremiah 3:17), a green olive tree, fair and of good fruit (Jeremiah 11:16), the LORD is there or the abiding presence of the LORD (Ezekiel 48:35), a city of truth (Zechariah 8:3), the mountain of the LORD of hosts (Zechariah 8:3), the holy mountain (Zechariah 8:3), the perfection of beauty (Psalm 50:2), the city of our GOD and the mountain of HIS holiness (Psalm 48:1), the joy of the whole earth and the city of the great King (Psalm 48:2).
During the Millennial reign, CHRIST will actually land on the planet earth and be visible among men. Jerusalem or Zion will be HIS dwelling place as well as HIS office place. Jerusalem or Zion will be the place of the soles of HIS feet, HIS capital building, HIS dwelling, HIS headquarters, HIS holy throne-seat and HIS official palace where HE will rule over all nations (Ezekiel 43:7). During HIS Millennial reign, CHRIST will have Jerusalem or Zion as HIS earthly headquarters and the New Jerusalem in heaven as HIS heavenly home. During the Millennium, the nations will submit their disputes to the arbitration of the LORD JESUS CHRIST and so wars will cease and the weapons of war will be turned into tools of peace (Isaiah 2:4; Micah 4:3).
The MESSIAH's or the CHRIST's ruling the world in righteousness and peace will extend even to the animal kingdom. Animals and other creeping things will not hurt or harm anyone. They will change their diets also (Isaiah 11:6-9; 65:25). Together with the coming of the golden age for humanity there will be a transformation of the lower creation and the animals will be content with the food GOD assigns to them. The earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST as the waters cover the sea (Isaiah 11:9). All things will be gloriously restored as before sin entered into the world (Ezekiel 37:23). GOD will have HIS sanctuary in the midst of HIS people and will dwell with them. All heavenly blessings will be given to HIS people by our heavenly FATHER, the LORD JESUS CHRIST (Ephesians 1:3). Our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST lovingly calls us all for this glorious thousand years rule. What a glorious thing it is!
Now, you too will obtain the experiences of the children of GOD. You too will obtain the experiences of the ONE PEOPLE and the ONLY ONE PEOPLE and the ONLY ONE TRUE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD and the ONLY ONE GOD and the ONLY ONE TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST and you too will rule with the LORD JESUS CHRIST, the ONE GOD and the ONLY ONE GOD and the ONLY ONE TRUE GOD for ever and ever in heaven, the divine world.
Further, no one can have any doubt about the truth that the ONE PEOPLE or the ONLY ONE PEOPLE or the ONLY ONE TRUE PEOPLE are the holy and righteous people of the ONE GOD and the ONLY ONE GOD and the ONLY ONE TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. They will certainly obtain the eternal blessings of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST.
Now, without any doubt, the old Tamil saying "ONE GOD !! ONE PEOPLE !!" reveals the great fact and truth that the people of the ONE GOD and the ONLY ONE GOD and the ONLY ONE TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST are the ONE PEOPLE or the ONLY ONE PEOPLE or the ONLY ONE TRUE PEOPLE of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST.
This precious book has been written because the ONE GOD and the ONLY ONE GOD and the ONLY ONE TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST has willed it. It has been written for you to know and believe that the LORD JESUS CHRIST is the ONE GOD and the ONLY ONE GOD and the ONLY ONE TRUE GOD and HIS people are the ONE PEOPLE or the ONLY ONE PEOPLE or the ONLY ONE TRUE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD and the ONLY ONE GOD and the ONLY ONE TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST; and to inherit heaven, the kingdom of GOD in HIS name.
The horse and the mule have no understanding and they are senseless and foolish. In order to tame it or control it or check it, we have to bridle it by putting a metal bit in its mouth (Psalm 32:9). likewise, spiritual bit and bridle are very essential to tame or control or regulate or check to attain good spiritual understanding. Figuratively, these pieces of equipment, bit and bridle speak of trials and tribulations which come as corrective measures from GOD. Sometimes, it is necessary for the LORD to deal in, what seems to be a harsh manner with HIS disobedient children. For instance, we very well know that some believers in Corinth became ill and others died because of their improper conduct in connection with the LORD's Supper (I Corinthians 11:17-30).
Spiritual bit and bridle control and regulate and check us to do the will of GOD. They make us come near to our GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. They make us obey the Word of GOD. They give us humility before GOD. They give us the fear of GOD. They give us the will to obey GOD with trembling. They turn our whole spirit, soul and body towards the will and pleasure of GOD. They remove our senseless conduct and give us a meek and quiet spirit. They give us a sinless and guiltless life. They make us beloved in CHRIST. They tame our eyes, ears, tongues and hearts and our whole body. They make us perfect men/women without stumbling in the dark. They deliver our souls from hell (James 3:2-12; Psalm 32:1).
Now, for our spiritual sight, our eyes must be circumcised and opened and anointed by the HOLY SPIRIT (Colossians 2:11; Psalm 119:18; Revelation 3:18). For our spiritual hearing, our ears must be circumcised and our itching ears that hear evil things must be healed by the HOLY SPIRIT (Colossians 2:11; II Timothy 4:3). For our spiritual speaking, our tongues must be circumcised and bridled from speaking lies, evil and deceit and our tongues must speak with varieties of tongues (Colossians 2:11; James 1:26; Psalm 34:13; I Corinthians 12:28). For our spiritual life, our hearts and our whole body must be circumcised and purified and established not by ceremonial rules, but by a spiritual operation by the HOLY SPIRIT, which is the baptism of our souls (Colossians 2:11; James 4:8; Hebrews 13:9).
To everyone in the world, now is the time of GOD's favour to be saved; now is the day of salvation to be saved; now is the accepted time to live as the children of GOD; now is the accepted time to live as the ONE PEOPLE and the ONLY ONE PEOPLE and the ONE AND ONLY TRUE PEOPLE of the ONE GOD and the ONLY ONE GOD and the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!
“...Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”
II Corinthians 6:2
For a sinless life, we must have a true determination not to sin (Psalm 17:3); and we must make a true covenant with GOD and with all our members of our body (Job 31:1); and we must have a prayer of faith for our bodily and spiritual blessings (Psalm 141:1-4; Proverbs 4:23-27; James 5:15-16). Without the grace and guidance and help of GOD, we cannot live a sinless life (Psalm 127:1-2).
Humbleness of mind is always essential to live a godly life (Colossians 3:12). To obtain salvation from our ugly and shameful sins, we must humble ourselves before GOD. After getting salvation from sins, we humble ourselves before GOD for our GOD's free gift of salvation and for our free spiritual and bodily blessings (Ephesians 2:8). So, the saved should have more humbleness of mind than the unsaved. Our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST's humbleness of mind is wonderful. HE is the model for us to emulate.
Our LORD JESUS CHRIST has said,
“…I am meek and lowly (gentle and humble) in heart: …”
St. Matthew 11:29
“…I am among you as he that serveth (the ONE who serves).”
St. Luke 22:27
“For whosoever exalteth (exalts) himself shall be abased (humbled); and he that humbleth (humbles) himself shall be exalted.”
St. Luke 14:11
“…Whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister (servant); And whosoever will be chief (first) among you, let him be your servant (slave):”
St. Matthew 20:26-27
“Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”
St. Matthew 18:4
For our humbleness of mind, 'JESUS CHRIST' must come in the place of ' I ' (Galatians 2:20). For this, the grace of GOD is very essential (James 4:6). When we humble ourselves in the sight of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST, HE will lift us up (James 4:10) and "before honour is humility" (Proverbs 15:33). "Better it is to be of a humble spirit with the lowly" (Proverbs 16:19). When we worship and give praise and thanks to GOD, we must humble ourselves before GOD greatly (St. Luke 18:9-14). If anyone wants to be exalted, he must humble himself (St. Luke 14:7-11).
Job humbly confesses that he is a worm and a maggot (Job 25:6). Apostle Paul humbly confesses that he is like the filth of the world and like the offscouring of all things (I Corinthians 4:13). He again humbly confesses that he is the worst sinner (I Timothy 1:15).
Our faith creates humbleness of mind. Humbleness of mind makes us realize the fact that we are nothing (I Corinthians 13:2) and are of no worth (St. Matthew 8:5-10). The centurion said to our LORD JESUS CHRIST,
“LORD, I am not worthy that THOU shouldest (should) come under my roof: …”
St. Matthew 8:8
The Syrophoenician woman's faith made herself humble before our LORD JESUS CHRIST. She humbly compared herself to a dog (St. Mark 7:24-30).
Pride is the gate of hell, the fiery lake of burning sulphur. Pride is the gateway of hell. Pride is the cause of sin and curse. The pride of life always works against our humbleness of mind. It works outside as well as inside of our hearts. Due to pride, Adam and Eve (the first man and the first woman) had fallen miserably. Due to pride, human beings commit all kinds of abominable sins.
Satan, the devil cunningly injected pride, the deadly poison into the hearts of Adam and Eve without their knowledge. Pride entered into the hearts of Adam and Eve without their knowledge. They could not see how it entered into them. They disobeyed GOD's command because of the pride of life. Pride penetrated and pierced into their hearts without their knowledge. After that, they could not take away this terrible sin from their hearts. Now, with our own strength, we cannot take away this sin from our hearts. Only with the power and strength of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST, we can take away this sin from our hearts and when we pray with a broken-heart and with tears and with weeping and by confessing our sins wholeheartedly, GOD will take away this sin from our hearts. Further, we must have total separation from the world and we must not indulge in any corrupt communication and we must have pure and undefiled godliness and we must reveal in our life humbleness of mind, holiness, righteousness, love, sobriety and godliness. Glory be to GOD!
Why do people go to hell? People go to hell, the fiery lake of burning sulphur because of their unbelief in GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST (St. John 3:16-17). People go to hell because of their sins (Romans 6:23; I Corinthians 6:9-10; Galatians 5:19-21; Ephesians 5:3-5; Revelation 21:8). People go to hell since they have not been saved (Ephesians 2:8). People go to hell because of their unholiness (Hebrews 12:14) and ungodliness (Jude 15).
Seven secret things in our creation are:
(1) Where were we when GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST laid the foundations of the earth? (Job 38:4). We were in the holy mind of GOD. Before the creation of the world GOD had chosen us in HIM that we should be holy and blameless before HIM in love (Ephesians 1:4).
(2) whence did we come? We came from GOD's wonderful creative hands (Psalm 119:73; 139:14) and were made in GOD's own image and in HIS own likeness with a living soul (Genesis 1:26-27; 2:7).
(3) Who are we? Though we have become sinners-corrupt and depraved, subject to the sins and sinful lusts we are still the objects of GOD's love (Psalm 51:5; Genesis 8:21; Romans 3:23; St. John 3:16).
(4) Where are we going? Sin personally offends GOD. Sin makes GOD angry. So, the wrath of GOD is revealed from heaven against all sinners (Romans 1:18). Life is a journey and its destination must be known (Psalm 2:12). The sinners are going towards their lives' destination-hell. The saved are going towards their lives' destination-heaven.
(5) Why are we here? We are here in a congregation to escape the wrath of GOD (Romans 1:18); to obtain forgiveness of sins, salvation from sins, etc., (I Thessalonians 5:9); to obtain sanctification and to abstain from fornication or sexual immorality and from all sins (I Thessalonians 4:3); to be filled with the HOLY SPIRIT (Acts 1:8); for sharing our faith (Acts 1:8); to be joyful in CHRIST JESUS (I Thessalonians 5:16); to be prayerful in life (I Thessalonians 5:17); to praise and thank GOD (I Thessalonians 5:18; Ephesians 5:20; Colossians 3:17); for growing strong in the grace that is in CHRIST JESUS (II Timothy 2:1); for studying the Word of GOD (II Timothy 3:14-17); to escape GOD's judgment (Revelation 20:11-13); to escape hell (Revelation 21:8); and to enter into heaven (St. Matthew 25:34).
(6) What is our end? As believers (saved)-heaven. As unbelievers (unsaved)-hell. If we are not saved, our lives are meaningless and we have the wrath of GOD and hell. JESUS can save anybody, regardless of what we have done. HE will grant salvation, if we are remorseful for our sins. The LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance (II Peter 3:9).
(7) How can we know these truths? We can very well know these truths from the HOLY BIBLE, the living Word of GOD and from this precious guide book, "ONE GOD !! ONE PEOPLE !!" - "AN INVALUABLE COMPENDIUM OF GOD'S SECRETS." Glory be to GOD!
Further, the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST's shed blood speaks the best things on earth (Acts 20:28; Hebrews 12:24). The speaking blood of JESUS CHRIST on earth speaks to GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF to give us HIS forgiveness of sins, salvation from sins, holiness, etc. the speaking blood of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST on earth speaks to us to obtain HIS forgiveness of sins, salvation from sins, holiness, etc., from GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST himself. The most holy blood of JESUS, the living blood sprinkled all over on earth speaks to GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF and to us, the sinners. The speaking blood of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is working all things together for good. Glory be to GOD!
So, no one should refuse to hear the Word of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST who spoke on earth. No one should refuse to hear the Word of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST who speaks from heaven. No one should refuse to hear the Word of GOD who speaks by HIS speaking blood on earth (Hebrews 12:24-25). If we hear and obey the living Word of GOD, no one can separate us from the living GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Glory be to GOD!
Furthermore, in the first coming of CHRIST or in the first advent of CHRIST, HE especially revealed HIS love, grace, mercy, holiness, sinlessness and righteousness (St. John 8:11, 46). In the second coming of CHRIST or in the second advent of CHRIST, HE will reveal HIS holiness, justice and judgment.
Our GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is the Judge of all the earth (Genesis 18:25). HE is the Judge of the living and the dead (Acts 10:42). HE is the Judge of all (Hebrews 12:23).
Our GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is holy, holy, holy, … (Isaiah 6:3; I Peter 1:16). HE is infinitely holy. HE sits upon the throne of HIS holiness (Psalm 47:8). So, HE will judge the world with holiness. In HIS second coming, HE will deal with all holily, revealing HIS holiness.
Our GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is righteous, righteous, righteous, … (Psalm 119:137). HE is infinitely righteous. Justice and judgment are the habitation (foundation) of HIS throne (Psalm 89:14). HE will judge the world with righteousness and the people with equity (Psalm 98:9). HE will judge the world with righteousness and the people with truth (Psalm 96:10). HE will do right (Genesis 18:25). In HIS second coming, HE will deal with all justly, revealing HIS justice.
Our GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is upright and HIS judgments are upright (Psalm 119:137). HE will be consistent in judging HIS obedient and disobedient people. In HIS judgment, sinners will be set apart from the righteous. To the unbelievers (the sinners)-permanent separation from GOD. To the believers (the saved)-they will be permanently in GOD's glorious presence. In HIS judgment, HE will reveal HIS glory, holiness, purity, righteousness, justice, authority and ability. In HIS second coming, HE will deal with all authoritatively, revealing HIS righteous judgment and HE will deal with all genuinely, sincerely and honestly.
Beware of sects/cults. Beware of 'isms'. Mormonism is a deadly sect/cult. This is one of the worst secret sects/cults. Some male members of the Mormons of the Fundamentalist Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-Day Saints, formed in 1935, invented a very ugly term "spiritual wives" to have sex with kids, girls as young as twelve and to circumvent US polygamy law. These ugly polygamous sects/cults, the deadly sects/cults, poisonously spoil the precious lives of many innocent young children. What a sorrowful thing it is! The punishment of eternal hell-fire is ready for these evil men (Jude 7-8). Unless they repent of their sins with broken-heart and with tears and with humility, and obtain forgiveness of sins and salvation from sins, and live a holy life, they will never escape hell, the fiery lake of burning sulphur (II Peter 2:9-14).
Our LORD JESUS warns,
“… Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”
St. Luke 13:5
To live a holy life and to enter into heaven, the kingdom of GOD, everyone should seek the most holy GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST and HIS most holy face/presence and HIS most holy strength/might continually (Jeremiah 10:6; Psalm 16:11).
“Seek the LORD and HIS strength, seek HIS face continually.”
I Chronicles 16:11
In anticipation of the second coming of CHRIST, we should live holily, soberly, righteously and godly (Hebrews 12:14; Titus 2:12). Our GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST lovingly speaks to us all through HIS speaking blood to believe HIM and obtain HIS salvation and HE calls us all to believe HIM and obtain HIS salvation and HE calls us all to enter into heaven, the kingdom of GOD and to escape judgment and hell, the fiery lake of burning sulphur. Glory be to GOD!
Now, everyone must learn to fear the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST (Deuteronomy 31:13). We must fear the LORD for our good always, that HE might preserve us alive (Deuteronomy 6:24). We must learn to do what is good (Isaiah 1:17) and pleasing to the LORD. We must learn to obey the LORD (Hebrews 5:8). We must not imitate the ways of the heathen or the Gentiles (Jeremiah 10:2). We must learn CHRIST (Ephesians 4:20). We must learn from CHRIST how and where to find rest for our souls (St. Matthew 11:29). HE teaches through HIS true servants and we should learn from them (Philippians 4:9). The Holy Bible, the Holy Scriptures is written for our learning (Romans 15:4). This precious book "ONE GOD !! ONE PEOPLE !!" is written to bring out some of the mysteries and secrets of the Holy Bible to the attention of everyone.
Our GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD. GOD's salvation rescues/saves mankind from sin and death to eternal life (Acts 4:12). GOD's vicarious atonement (substitutionary death) on the cross at Calvary covers people's sin (Romans 5:8; Psalm 32:1). GOD's propitiation (atoning sacrifice) on the cross takes people's sin on HIMSELF and imputes HIS righteousness to people (Romans 3:25; I John 2:2). Justification is a legal term which means a judge's acquittal. Our GOD is the Judge of all (Hebrews 12:23). GOD's justification acquits people because the penalty of sin has
been paid in the death of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF on the cross (Romans 3:28; I Corinthians 6:11). GOD's reconciliation eliminates hostility between GOD and people and reconciles people with GOD (Romans 5:6-11). GOD's redemption redeems people (Romans 3:24). The price of redemption of people from the slavery of sin and Satan, the devil is the precious blood of our LORD JESUS CHRIST (I Peter 1:18-19). Regeneration is being re-born or re-created or made alive to GOD. GOD's regeneration gives new life to people (St. John 3:3, 5). GOD's sanctification makes holy and sets apart people for GOD (I Corinthians 1:2). GOD's glorification glorifies people (Romans 8:30; Philippians 3:21) to worship, obey and enjoy GOD's friendship and love eternally in heaven, the kingdom of GOD-the holy habitation of GOD: the perfect, unseen world (Deuteronomy 26:15). Hence, all are lovingly called to enter into this unseen world of wonders, the wonderful and divine world of our wonderful and divine GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Glory be to GOD!
GOD will always be present in this unseen world of wonders with HIS people. There will be no sin; no curse; no temptation; no pain; no parting with loved-ones; no guilt; no shame; no darkness. GOD's own 'light perpetual' will shine on HIS people. There will be peace, freedom, security and endless life. The saved/the redeemed mankind will never again abuse their freedom; they will never again disobey GOD. So, the fall of mankind due to disobedience and abuse of freedom resulted in barred access to the 'tree of knowledge' will be reversed in heaven, the kingdom of GOD (Genesis 3:21-24; Revelation 22:2). In the end, those who are not saved/redeemed will be shut out for ever from the glorious presence of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST and thrown into outer darkness-hell and there will be always weeping and gnashing of teeth (St. Matthew 8:12).
So, let all who thirst come. And let them have the water of life, the water of eternal life free of cost (Revelation 22:17). The coming of our LORD JESUS CHRIST is soon (Revelation 22:20). Are you watchful to see HIM (St. Matthew 24:42)? Are you ready to meet
HIM (St. Matthew 24:44)? As in a race: 'ready, steady, go' and receive the prize, the kingdom of heaven from HIM (Philippians 3:14).
Now, the European Union/the European Community/the Common Market, an economic and political association established in 1958 by the 1957 Treaty of Rome, now including Italy, Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Britain (UK), Denmark, Ireland, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Finland and Sweden with twelve other member countries and its European Parliament- the legislative assembly of the European Union of 27 member countries, and its Euro- the basic monetary unit for countries in the European Union, and Ecumenicalism/ecumenicism/ecumenism-the principles or practice of one world material church or the apostate church or the Roman Catholic church including Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and all other religions and denominations of the world except the true Christianity are the basic foundations of the coming satanic empire of the beast or the antichrist (Revelation 13:1-18; II Thessalonians 2:3-10). The world likes the beast and dislikes GOD. During the inaugural parade on 20 January 2009, the president-elect of the USA is going to ride "the beast"- which is the nickname of his Cadillac.
On 10 December 2008, a delegation of Hindus approached the European Parliament (EP) of the European Union (EU) at Brussels with a demand to give recognition to the Hindu community (religion) in its 27 member countries. They presented a memorandum to this effect to the president of the European Parliament. They demanded adequate Hindu representation in various European Union bodies and consulting Hindus at national levels on religious and related issues as equal partners instead of patronizing only one kind of religion or denomination, viz., Christianity and promotion of inter-faith dialogue. They also demanded recognition of all other major religious communities (religions) of the world in the European Parliament. This is one of the basic foundations of the one world material church or the one world Ecumenical church or the Roman Catholic church or the apostate church.
Having common country (world), common rule, common charter, common law, common apostasy, common convention, common custom, common military, common coinage, common market, common mark or common name of the beast or common number (666) of the beast (Revelation 13:13-18), common god or global god, common religion or global religion, and common worship or global worship of the beast, the antichrist (Revelation 13:14-15) will be revealed during the last and final rule of the antichrist. During the treacherous rule of the antichrist, everyone will be forced to receive a common mark in his/her right hand or in his/her forehead (Revelation 13:16).
Nowadays, for this common mark, a computer chip may be easily placed in one's right hand or in one's forehead. Through these basic things or through these fundamental areas of these basic foundations, the coming satanic empire of the beast or the antichrist will be established in this world. There will be no room in this empire of the beast for any kind of freedom including the religious. The worship of the antichrist alone will be enforced fully and ruthlessly and he will be a powerful opponent of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST; HIS teachings, HIS worship, HIS plans and HIS people, for a limited period of forty-two months (Revelation 13:5).
The countries in the European Union have already connected their countries by special computers. Their main computer with the symbolic name 'beast' (Revelation 13:1-7) and with the symbolic number '666' (Revelation 13:18) has already been installed in Brussels, the capital of Belgium. In other words, the European Union has already started its satanic works in the name of the beast, the antichrist and in his number (Revelation 13:1-18). Further, a beast crashing against huge waves of many waters with a woman sitting on its back (Revelation 17:1-5) is depicted in the Euro coin of the European Union. This woman represents the one world ecumenical church including Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and all other religions and denominations of the world except the true Christianity. From these things, we can very well understand that the satanic empire of the antichrist has already been established in disguised condition for his Great Tribulation (Revelation 13:7-10). So, be watchful and ready to meet CHRIST to enter into HIS kingdom, the kingdom of heaven.
Those who have genuine saving faith will persevere or endure all the persecutions of the beast, the antichrist, because they are GOD's saints (Revelation 13:10). These tribulation martyrs will be blessed through rest, resurrection, and reigning with CHRIST
during the Millennium (Revelation 20:4-6). They will receive a great reward for their works of obedience.
Before the millennium, during the battle of Armageddon, the beast, the first beast (Revelation 13:1-10, 18) or the antichrist and his henchman, the second beast (Revelation 13:11-17) or the false prophet will be cast alive into hell-fire, the lake of burning sulphur (Revelation 19:20). They will become the first inhabitants of the lake of fire (Revelation 20:10). Satan, the devil will then be cast into the lake of fire with them (Revelation 20:10). Their torment in hell will be eternal. At the end of the Millennium, Satan will be released from prison to make one last attempt to defeat CHRIST, to fight one last and final battle against CHRIST. He will deceive the nations into rebellion against GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Satan, the devil and his armies of Gog and Magog and his armies of the four corners of the earth will surround the camp of the saints and the beloved city, the earthly Jerusalem-headquarters of CHRIST's millennial kingdom. All the rebels will be quickly devoured by fire from GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST (Revelation 20:7-10). then they will also be cast into hell and their torment in hell-fire will also be eternal. Those who received the mark or name or number of the beast, the antichrist and those who worshipped the beast or his image will also be cast into hell and their torment in hell-fire will also be eternal. No one will escape hell. What a horrible thing it is!
The troubles and tribulations experienced by the people of this world are GOD's way of displaying HIS wrath against sin (Romans 1:18). The purpose of the Tribulation period at the 'end of the age' or the 'end-time' is to punish those who unbelieve and reject GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST and to bring the remnant to faith in CHRIST.
In the book of Revelation, John the apostle described his highly symbolic and magnificent visions which GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST gave him. He saw a vision of JESUS standing among HIS churches (Revelation 1:12-20) and he recorded the way in which JESUS analysed the seven churches in Asia Minor (Revelation 2-3). He saw a vision of the throne of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST (Revelation 4). He saw a vision of JESUS as the Lamb of GOD (Revelation 5). He described his visions of the Lamb opening seven seals of a scroll (Revelation 6-8), seven angels blowing seven trumpets (Revelation 8-14) and seven angels emptying seven vials (bowls) of GOD's wrath (Revelation 15-18). And he described his vision of the ultimate destruction of evil and the emergence of GOD's Holy City, New Jerusalem from heaven (Revelation 19-22). This book of Revelation reminds us that CHRIST is eternally alive and active from heaven as well as on earth, and that the final victory of CHRIST will end all our earthly troubles and bring us a wonderful end. There is a glorious and wonderful future for every faithful believer, especially for those who died as martyrs for CHRIST. This world is in GOD's hands. HIS love for HIS people is unfailing. The book of Revelation closes with the repeated promise of JESUS, "I come quickly." After HIS coming, HE will reign supreme in peace and justice.
Now, when the Lamb of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST opened the first seal, a conqueror, the rider on a white horse went out conquering and to conquer (Revelation 6:1-2). When the Lamb opened the second seal, a rider on a red horse was given power to take peace from the earth and to make people kill one another (Revelation 6:3-4). When the Lamb opened the third seal, a rider on a black horse was given power to make scarcity of food (famine) on earth (Revelation 6:5-6). When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, a rider on a pale horse was given power to kill a fourth of the earth with sword, with hunger, with death, and by wild beasts of the earth (Revelation 6:7-8).
When the Lamb opened the fifth seal, John saw under the altar the souls of the martyrs and heard the cry of the martyrs and then he saw each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to rest a little while longer, until the number of their fellow-servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was fulfilled (Revelation 6:9-11).
When the Lamb opened the sixth seal, John saw a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood, and the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. Then the heaven (the sky) departed as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain was moved out of its place and every island was moved out of its place (Revelation 6:12-14).
As a result of the opening of the first six seals, all sinners will want to die and to hide from the wrathful face of the Lamb of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST who will be seated on HIS great white throne of judgment (Revelation 20:11), but will not be able to (Revelation 6:15-16). The great day of HIS wrath or the day of the LORD (II Peter 3:10) or the day of GOD's judgment to the earth and its inhabitants (Joel 1:15; 2:1, 11, 31) will come as a result of the opening of the first six seals (Revelation 6:17). The day of HIS wrath will be terribly against the present day of HIS grace.
Now, this present universe is reserved for fire, until the great day of judgment and destruction of ungodly people (II Peter 3:7). The judgment will take place in this earth, since the present unclean heavens with all things viz., sun, moon, stars and planets (Job 15:15; 25:5; Revelation 6:12-14), except the third heaven-the holy Paradise (II Corinthians 12:2-4) will be dissolved and all the sinners of the earth will be devoured by the fire of HIS jealousy (Zephaniah 1:18; 3:8), just before HIS judgment; and the present unclean earth with all other things viz., mountains, oceans, seas, islands, etc., will be dissolved by the fire of HIS jealousy, just after HIS judgment (II Peter 3:10-12; Revelation 20:11-13; 21:1). This is one of the greatest mysteries of GOD. Thus the judgment day will be a day without day-time or night-time (Zechariah 14:7).
When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour (Revelation 8:1) and John saw the seven angels who stood before GOD, and to them were given seven trumpets. Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all the saints, on the golden altar before the throne. The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of the saints, ascended before GOD from the angel's hand. Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and cast it on the earth; and there were voices, thunderings, lightnings and an earthquake. Then the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound them (Revelation 8:2-6).
The first angel sounded his trumpet, and then hail and fire followed, mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth. A third of the trees were burned up, and all green trees were burned up (Revelation 8:7). Due to this, famine, lack of oxygen production, and pestilences will result. Then the second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea. A third of the sea became blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed (Revelation 8:8-9). This will produce a reduction of evaporation and thus a shortage of rain and fresh water and shortage of food. International commerce and distribution of food and water will be severely hindered. Then the third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, burning like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned wormwood (bitter) and many people died from the waters, that had become bitter (Revelation 8:10-11). Then the fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them were darkened. A third of the day did not shine, and also a third of the night (Revelation 8:12-13). This reduced light arriving from the sun, moon and stars will cause great fear, lack of crop production, famine, lack of oxygen production and pestilences.
Three woes are to come to the inhabitants of the earth when the fifth, the sixth and the seventh angels sounded their trumpets. The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and it brings a five-month period of torment by the locusts from the bottomless pit. They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those people who do not have the seal of GOD on their foreheads. They only torment sinners for five months. The pain will be like that of a scorpion. The torment will be so great that they will seek death, but will not find it; they will desire to die, but death will flee from them (Revelation 9:1-12). Then the sixth angel sounded his trumpet, and it results in the death of a third of the surviving sinners on the earth. The four angels who had been kept ready for this very hour and day and month and year will be released from the great river Euphrates to kill a third of the surviving sinners. These sinners will be killed by fire and smoke and brimstone, because they will refuse to repent (Revelation 9:13-21).
GOD's two witnesses, Elijah (Elias) and Enoch, will perform miracles similar to those performed by Moses (Exodus 7:14-20; 8:12) and Elijah (I Kings 17:1; II Kings 1:10-12; St. Luke 4:25; James 5:17). They will be given power to shut heaven, so that no rain will fall in the days of their prophecy; and they will be given power over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues as often as they desire. No one can harm them for three-and-a-half years (Revelation 11:1-14). The second woe is past and the third woe is coming quickly.
The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and it results in the establishment of the millennial kingdom of CHRIST (Revelation 11:15-19).
Now, the things which the seven thunders uttered were sealed up. But in the days when the seventh angel is about to sound his trumpet, the mystery of GOD which the seven thunders uttered will be accomplished, as HE declared to HIS servants the prophets. There will be no more delay (Revelation 10:4-7).
The wrath of GOD began with the seven seals (Revelation 6) and will be finished with the seven last plagues or the seven vials- the seven bowls (Revelation 15). The bowls are full of the wrath of GOD. The bowls of the wrath of GOD represent the climax of GOD's punishment of sinners. No repentance is shown and no repentance is invited in this very short period of time, the emptying of the bowls. The first angel went and poured out his vial upon the earth. The emptying of the first vial by the first angel will produce a foul, loathsome and painful sore on all the followers of the beast or the antichrist, wherever they are (Revelation 16:2). Then the second angel poured out his vial on the sea. The emptying of the second vial by the second angel will turn the entire sea to blood, and will produce the death of all sea life. There will be coagulating and rotting as the blood of a dead man. No evaporation for rain would be possible (Revelation 16:3). Then the third angel poured out his vial on the rivers and springs of water. The emptying of the third vial by the third angel will turn all fresh waters to blood. No pure water for drinking will be left on earth. Those who shed the blood of GOD's people should drink blood (Revelation 16:4-7). Then the fourth angel poured out his vial on the sun. The emptying of the fourth vial by the fourth angel will scorch the earth with fire from the sun. the followers of the beast or the antichrist will be scorched with great heat, because they fully rejected GOD and followed the beast or the antichrist and they blasphemed the most holy name of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST, and refused to repent (Revelation 16:8-9). Then the fifth angel poured out his vial on the throne of the beast or the antichrist. The emptying of the fifth vial by the fifth angel will produce darkness on the seat and kingdom of the beast or the antichrist. His followers will suffer great agony, pain, and fear. The sores of the emptying of the first vial will continue (Revelation 16:10-11).
Then the sixth angel poured out his vial on the great river Euphrates (Revelation 16:12). The emptying of the sixth vial by the sixth angel will dry up the great river Euphrates to prepare the way of the kings from the east and it will result in the gathering of the armies of the kings of the east and of the whole world together for the battle of Armageddon in Israel (Palestine) to fight against CHRIST (Revelation 19:19) and to prevent HIS glorious return to establish HIS Millennial kingdom on earth (Revelation 20:4-6). The three unclean spirits of demons will support the rebellious activities of Satan, the devil, the beast (the antichrist) and the false prophet. By means of false signs and miracles, they will convince the eastern kings and all the armies and kings of the earth and of the whole world to gather in Israel (Palestine), to fight against CHRIST, the Almighty GOD. They will gather all the armies of the whole world together to the place called in Hebrew Armageddon (the hill of Megiddo) to the battle of that great day of GOD Almighty (Revelation 16:13-14, 16).
Then the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, "It is done." Then there were voices, thunderings, and lightnings and a tremendous earthquake. The emptying of the seventh vial by the seventh angel will utterly shake the earth and it will produce the destruction of Babylon the great or Babylon, the great city (Revelation 16:19; 17:18; 18:2-3) or Babylon, the mighty city (Revelation 18:10) or the city of seven mountains or hills (Revelation 17:9).
Now, Rome is built on the following seven mountains (hills): (1) Aventine (2) Caelian (3) Esquiline (4) Quirinal (5) Viminal (6) Palatine (7) Capitoline. Hence, Rome is the seat of the woman, the great whore, the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth (Revelation 17:1-9, 15, 18), the habitation of devils (demons) and a prison for every foul spirit and a cage for every unclean and hated bird (Revelation 18:2), the one world material church or the one world Ecumenical church or the Roman Catholic church or the apostate church. In the Roman Catholic church, day by day, they create new false gods-new saint-gods, new arrivals (Deuteronomy 32:17) and they severely anger the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST with their worthless idols (Deuteronomy 32:21).
Now, almost all Christian denominations are on the move to join with this one world Ecumenical church. Soon the other religious groups (viz. Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Taoists, Confucians, Bahais, Jains, Zoroastrians, Voodoos, Sikhs, Jews, etc.,) and Marxists, Socialists, Communists, Atheists, Agnostics, Pagans, etc., will be on the move to join with this one world Ecumenical church.
This one world Ecumenical church is filled with fornication, adultery, idolatry, homosexuality, lesbianism, witchcraft, sorcery, spiritualism, revelry, orgies, drunkenness, murders, lies, thievings, pagan rites and traditions, worship of human beings, worship of the dead, worship of images, photos, cross, saints, angels, Virgin Mary and devils, private confessions of one's sins to a priest, relics, penances, rosary, carrying the pedestal of their idols, scourgings, pilgrimages, child baptism, Eucharist, Lent, purgatory and a numerous heathen practices.
Thus, this sinful city, Rome is the seat or throne of the woman, the great whore, the one world Ecumenical church. Now, the Roman Catholic church is hiding behind the one world Ecumenical church to emerge as the one world Ecumenical church. Again, this sinful city, Rome will be the seat or throne of the beast or the antichrist. During the Great Tribulation, the beast or the antichrist will become the sole political head of the whole world as well as the sole religious head of the one world Ecumenical church or the Roman Catholic church with all other false religious systems and beliefs and denominations and all atheistic beliefs and all ungodly and unholy and apostate churches of this world.
Having once recognized the Christian religion as the absolutely true one, if anyone swerves from or rejects its infallible doctrines and principles, he/she has succumbed to the evil designs of Satan, the devil and has already fallen into the depths of apostasy or unbelief. Any kind of compromise with other notions will definitely result in apostasy and the believer has become an apostate. The apostate multiplies his/her disbelief. Remaining and persisting in this disbelief he/she terribly increases his/her unbelief and multiplies his/her transgressions, iniquities and sins (Isaiah 59:12-13) and he/she adds and heaps disbelief upon disbelief, unbelief upon unbelief, infidelity upon infidelity and sin upon sin (Isaiah 30:1).
A tremendous earthquake will destroy this sinful great city, Rome and the cities of the nations. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since men have been on earth, so tremendous will be the quake. And large hailstones of about a hundred pounds or about forty-five kilograms will fall upon people. The emptying of the seventh vial will be the last of the seven plagues and it will complete both the seventh trumpet (Revelation 11:15) and the seventh seal (Revelation 8:1). The great whore (Revelation 17:1) or Babylon the great (Revelation 17:5), the one world Ecumenical church or the Roman Catholic church with all other false religious systems and beliefs and denominations and all atheistic beliefs and all ungodly and unholy and apostate churches of this world will be doomed for ever (Revelation 18:1-8).
Further, the armies of heaven, riding on white horses, follow CHRIST, the Rider on the white horse, the most powerful Horseman-WARRIOR-MESSIAH-KING. Now out of HIS mouth goes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. CHRIST will seize the beast or the antichrist and the false prophet, Satan's two henchmen, and their allies without weapons, armour or battle (Revelation 19:11-21). During the battle of Armageddon, the beast or the antichrist and his henchman, the false prophet will be defeated and captured and cast alive into eternal hell-fire (Revelation 19:20). The remnant of their armies including the kings of the east and of the whole world will be killed by the sharp sword of HIS mouth and all the fowls of the air will gorge themselves on their corpses (Revelation 19:21). Then they will also be cast into eternal hell-fire.
Finally, after the Millennium (Revelation 20:1-2, 7), Satan, the devil and his armies of Gog and Magog and his armies of the four corners of the earth will gather together to battle against GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Their number will be as the sand of the sea. They will surround the camp of the saints and the beloved city, the earthly
Jerusalem-headquarters of CHRIST's millennial kingdom. All the rebels will be quickly devoured by fire from GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST and all of them will be cast into eternal hell-fire (Revelation 20:7-11). Their torment in hell-fire will also be eternal. No one will escape hell. What a horrible thing it is!
Now, GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST will totally eradicate all that is evil and take those who love HIM-the whole community of GOD's people, to be with HIM for ever and ever.
Our LORD JESUS CHRIST is the supreme example of:
(1) Suffering evil for doing good (I Peter 2:21; Hebrews 12:3) and suffering affliction with inexhaustible patience (James 5:10).
(2) Suffering for our eternal salvation (Hebrews 5:8-9).
(3) Sinlessness and guilelessness (I Peter 2:22), holiness, harmlessness and undefilement (Hebrews 7:26) and righteousness (I Peter 2:24; St. Matthew 5:10).
(4) Love when being mocked and patience in threatening and committing HIMSELF to GOD (I Peter 2:23).
(5) Praying (St. Matthew 14:23; St. John 17:9, 20) and praying in the early morning (St. Mark 1:35).
(6) Forbearing and forgiving (St. John 8:1-11; Colossians 3:13).
(7) Humility in spirit, meekness, mercifulness, purity and gentleness in heart and striving to be a good Peacemaker (St. Matthew 5:3, 5, 7-9; 11:29).
(8) A humble and loving Preacher or a good Preacher (St. Matthew 5:1-12).
(9) Doing the will of GOD the FATHER (St. John 4:34; 6:38).
(10) Humbleness and obedience (Philippians 2:8).
(11) A good Shepherd (St. John 10:1-18), the Shepherd of our souls (I Peter 2:25).
(12) A great High Priest (Hebrews 4:14; 5:1-10), a merciful and faithful High Priest (Hebrews 2:17), a sinless High Priest and a High Priest for ever (Hebrews 6:20) and a High Priest of good things to come (Hebrews 9:11).
(13) A good heavenly Master (St. Matthew 23:10).
(14) Reproving the world of sin and reproving the unrepented sinners (St. Matthew 11:20-24; 23:1-39) and rebuking unbelief and hardness of heart (St. Mark 16:14).
(15) Convicting the world of righteousness and of judgment (St. John 16:8; I Peter 1:17).
(16) Not pleasing HIMSELF by taking all the reproaches of them that reproached HIM (Romans 15:3).
(17) Resisting the devil (I Peter 5:9) and not giving an opportunity to the devil (Ephesians 4:27) and conquering the devil (St. Matthew 4:1-11) by the sword of the SPIRIT or the WORD of GOD (St. Matthew 4:4, 7, 10; Ephesians 6:17).
(18) Performing the most menial task of selfless service, fit for a slave- washing of HIS disciples' feet (St. John 13:3-15).
(19) Self-sacrificing humility and love for others (Philippians 2:2-4; St. Matthew 11:29; St. John 13:12-17).
(20) A servant-indeed, the humble, submissive and obedient Servant- who would suffer and die for our redemption (St. Mark 10:45; Philippians 2:6-8).
(21) The people, in word or conversation (St. John 7:46), in conduct (St. John 8:46), in charity (love for those treating HIM well or ill), in spirit, in faith and in purity-sexual purity and integrity of life (I Timothy 4:12).
Everyone should follow the supreme example of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, the author (beginner) and finisher of our faith. Just as a runner concentrates on the finish line of a long-distance race, we should concentrate on JESUS CHRIST, the goal and objective of our faith (Philippians 3:13-14). Our faith must begin and be completed in HIM. HE is both the start and the end of the race, the Christian life. HE is also the supreme witness who has already run the race and overcome (Hebrews 12:1-3).
Moreover, there are various and strange self-chosen doctrines, different from the divine truth of GOD (Hebrews 13:9). They are man-made covenants and man-made doctrines and man-made teachings and they are not of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Such strange self-chosen doctrines and man-made covenants and man-made doctrines and man-made teachings are like a sleeping bed that is too short for a man to stretch out himself on it or like a covering blanket that is so narrow that he cannot wrap himself in it. This very clear illustration in Isaiah 28:20 illustrates the futility of such false covenants and false doctrines and false teachings and the futility of trusting in mundane and ungodly human alliances and the worst spiritual state of a man attempting to sleep in such a manner. Beware of such false man-made covenants and man-made doctrines and man-made teachings. Beware of such mundane and ungodly human alliances.
“For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.”
The will of GOD the FATHER is that everyone who sees the SON, the LORD JESUS CHRIST and believes in HIM may have everlasting life; and the LORD JESUS CHRIST will raise him up on the last day-the day of the first resurrection of the saints (St. John 6:40). GOD, the FATHER is the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Everlasting life/eternal life is an infinitely high and divine quality of life in divine and living fellowship with GOD-both now and for ever. Death cannot destroy this everlasting life that CHRIST gives. The everlasting life is the everlasting life of GOD; the everlasting life is the everlasting life of CHRIST; the everlasting life is the everlasting life of our LORD JESUS CHRIST. In order to get the everlasting life of GOD:
(1) Everyone should see the LORD JESUS CHRIST through the Holy Bible, the Holy Scriptures and through the Gospel of GOD, the Good News of GOD and recognize the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST to whom the Holy Scriptures and the Gospel bear supreme testimony (St. John 5:39; St. Mark 1:15).
(2) Everyone should come to HIM wholeheartedly (St. John 5:40).
(3) Everyone should honour HIM greatly (St. John 5:41).
(4) Everyone should have the great love of GOD in him/her (St. John 5:42).
(5) Everyone should receive HIM in his/her heart (St. John 5:43).
(6) Everyone should seek the honour that comes from GOD and not from men (St. John 5:44).
(7) Everyone should believe HIS truthful Words (St. John 5:47).
(8) Everyone should believe in HIM (St. John 5:44; 6:40). Those who believe in HIM receive repentance from sins and forgiveness of sins-remission of sins (St. Luke 24:47; Acts 10:43) and salvation from sins (Ephesians 2:8)-the salvation of their
souls (I Peter 1:9). Those who believe in HIM are set free from sins and become servants of GOD (Romans 6:22). Further, those who believe in HIM receive an indwelling experience of the SPIRIT of TRUTH, the HOLY SPIRIT (St. John 14:17) and they receive HIS holiness and holy life (Romans 6:22).
Freedom from sins (salvation from sins), slavery to GOD and an indwelling experience of the HOLY SPIRIT produce holiness and holy life. Again, everyone should be anointed with the HOLY SPIRIT by speaking in tongues. There is no everlasting life (eternal life) without holiness (Hebrews 12:14). The everlasting life of GOD enters only into HIS holy people. so, everyone who believes in HIM should give evidence of the fact of the presence of holiness and holy life in him/her. Only by keeping HIS commandments, the everlasting life of GOD abides in HIS people (St. John 12:50). The everlasting life of GOD is given to HIS people by the everlasting love of GOD (Jeremiah 31:3). Glory be to GOD!
Now, GOD's people are the saved or the redeemed or the regenerated or the born-again or the Christians. They are not of the world (St. John 17:14). They are the sanctified (St. John 17:17). They are the just and the merciful and the faithful (St. Matthew 23:23). They do what is right in the sight of GOD (I John 2:29). They are born of GOD (I John 3:9). They are born of the Word of truth (James 1:18). They are born of water (the Word of truth) and of the Spirit (St. John 3:3-7). Their New Birth is spiritual and supernatural (St. John 1:13). They overcome the world by their faith in GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST (I John 5:4-5). They believe JESUS is the CHRIST or the MESSIAH (St. John 1:41; I John 5:1). They love the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST with all their heart, with all their soul and with all their mind (St. Matthew 22:37) and they love one another (I John 4:7). They look for the SAVIOUR, the LORD JESUS CHRIST for their citizenship in heaven, to be in union with HIM for ever and ever (Philippians 3:20). They are the heirs of CHRIST (Galatians 3:29). They are the prayerful (Colossians 4:2). They live in the Spirit and walk in the Spirit (Galatians 5:25). GOD's people or the saved or the redeemed or the regenerated or the born-again or the Christians who are having such a spiritual life do not sin or do not wrong (I John 5:18). So, they need not fear at CHRIST's coming (I John 2:28).
Again, GOD's people do not conform to this world (Romans 12:2). They do not keep their traditions (St. Mark 7:9) or their basic principles of the world (Colossians 2:20). They do not walk in the counsel of the ungodly and they do not stand in the path of the sinners and they do not sit in the seat of the scornful (Psalm 1:1; 26:4-5). They do not love the world or the things of the world (I John 2:15). They do not speak as of the world (I John 4:5). They are not caught by the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life (I John 2:16). They do the will of GOD (I John 2:17). They do not have any friendship with the world and they do not have any enmity with GOD (James 4:4). They keep themselves unspotted from the world (James 1:27). They do not set their mind on earthly things (Philippians 3:19). They do not give heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons (I Timothy 4:1). They do not speak lies in hypocrisy (I Timothy 4:2). They do not grieve the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD (Ephesians 4:30). They do not give place to the devil (Ephesians 4:27). They do not desire to be rich (I Timothy 6:9; Proverbs 28:20). They flee fornication (I Corinthians 6:18), youthful lusts (II Timothy 2:22), idolatry (I Corinthians 10:14) and love of money (I Timothy 6:9-11). They will not fulfil the lust of the flesh (Galatians 5:16). Their flesh does not lust against their Spirit and their Spirit does not lust against their flesh (Galatians 5:17). Their hearts are not deceitful and wicked (Jeremiah 17:9). They do not err in their heart and they have known GOD's ways (Psalm 95:10; Hebrews 3:10). Their feet do not slip (Psalm 18:36). They do not spend their life-time in sins and sinful lusts (I Peter 4:2-4). They are not the unbelieving and unfaithful and sinful people (II Timothy 3:1-5). Such people do not sin or do not wrong.
Those who have been born of GOD are the saved or the redeemed or the regenerated or the born-again or the Christians. They do not sin and they cannot sin (I John 3:9). They are the righteous, just as HE is righteous (I John 2:29; 3:7). They are the holy, just as HE is holy (I Peter 1:15). They are the pure, just as HE is pure (I John 3:3). They are the sinless, just as HE is sinless (I John 3:5). They abide in HIM, by keeping HIS commandments (I John 3:6, 24). They are HIS children (I John 3:1, 10). They are GOD's family members and they are marked by their holy and righteous living and by their true faith, active love, consistent obedience and firm hope of eternal life. They are the house of GOD and they are HIS church members (I Timothy 3:15). They eagerly wait for the SAVIOUR, the LORD JESUS CHRIST from heaven, for HIS holy and righteous rule on earth during HIS Millennial kingdom (Isaiah 32:1). This is one of the divine secrets of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. HIS divine secrets are with the righteous who fear HIM (Proverbs 3:32; Psalm 25:14).
In this world, there are so many different churches and denominations-different from the church of the Living GOD. The reasons are: The workers and members of the churches are carnal; they are not spiritual (I Corinthians 3:1-3); they are not able to
receive spiritual foods (Hebrews 5:12-14) and there are envy, strife and divisions among them (I Corinthians 3:1-3). There are factions among them (I Corinthians 11:19). They are spiritually sluggish (Hebrews 3:10; 5:11) and mentally lazy (Hebrews 6:12). They are not the members of the one body, the Body of CHRIST (I Corinthians 12:12). They do not possess the one Spirit, the SPIRIT of CHRIST (I Corinthians 12:13). There are so many false prophets and false teachers among them and there are different kinds of false teachings among them (II Peter 2:1-2). They do not realize GOD's purpose and power (Ephesians 1:15-23). They are carried about with various kinds of strange doctrines (teachings) by the teachings of various kinds of strange teachers (Hebrews 13:9). They do not obey CHRIST to realize HIS purpose and power (Ephesians 5:24). They are not delivered from this evil age (Galatians 1:4). They forbid GOD's servants from speaking to the unsaved so that they may be saved (I Thessalonians 2:16). They are the instruments of Satan, the devil and they are deadly against every true voice raised for CHRIST and HIS truth (Revelation 18:2). They are fully in their ugly sins (Revelation 17:1-2). They do not want CHRIST, the blessed and only Potentate, the KING of kings and LORD of lords (I Timothy 6:15) to reign over them (St. Luke 19:14, 27).
The church of the Living GOD is a heavenly people with a heavenly hope and a heavenly inheritance (Colossians 1:5; Ephesians 1:3; I Peter 1:4; Hebrews 3:1; St. John 14:1-3). The church is called to obtain GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST's own eternal glory and to share it with HIM (I Peter 5:10; I Thessalonians 2:12; II Thessalonians 2:14; Romans 8:17). The church is called and separated from other peoples to be GOD's own peculiar people above all the peoples of the earth to display GOD's holiness, righteousness and glory (I Peter 2:9).
In the first century Christian church, our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST added only the saved to HIS church daily, through HIS ministers by immersion baptism (Acts 2:38-41, 47; 5:14). And HE did not add the unsaved to HIS church by baptism. Nowadays, many so-called ministers and would-be-pastors add the unsaved daily to their churches and not to GOD's church. Those who are making a fair show in their flesh (Galatians 6:12) and those who are having a corrupt life and illicit union with the world and those who are living in worldliness decked with gold, silver, pearls, etc., idolaters, adorers and worshippers of Mary and saints, worshippers of Satan, the devil and other devils (demons), fornicators, adulterers, adulteresses, homosexuals, lesbians, drunkards, murderers, lovers of money, sorcerers, etc., are numerously added to their churches. These churches have no seals; they are not sealed (owned) and they are not securely protected by GOD, the HOLY SPIRIT (Ephesians 1:13). Again, these churches have no solid foundation of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST and they do not possess the following two additional seals. The two additional seals are: "The LORD knows those who are HIS" and, "Let everyone who names the name of CHRIST depart from iniquity" (II Timothy 2:19). Since these churches have no solid foundation of GOD and they do not possess the three seals, there is no security to these churches and there is no human responsibility to GOD.
Further, in the first century Christian church, believers' inward man (inner man-the soul) was renewed day by day (II Corinthians 4:16) and they were strengthened with the might and power of CHRIST through HIS SPIRIT, in the inner man (Ephesians 3:16). They were set apart for GOD (Galatians 1:15). CHRIST was always present in their lives-hearts, the inner being (Ephesians 3:17). If a person does not possess the indwelling HOLY SPIRIT, he/she does not possess CHRIST either (Romans 8:9). Christians are indwelt by the SPIRIT of GOD, the HOLY SPIRIT. The SPIRIT of TRUTH, the HOLY SPIRIT always dwells with them and HE will be in them (St. John 14:17). They would do all things (they would overcome any and all situations they might face) through CHRIST who strengthens them (Philippians 4:13). They always rely upon GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST for HIS strength. Christians always need HIS grace. HIS divine grace is sufficient
for them. HIS divine strength is made perfect in weakness-bodily weakness (II Corinthians 12:9). HIS divine strength, might and power work best in weakness. Christians' weakness (bodily weakness) provides the best opportunity for the display of GOD's divine power. The HOLY SPIRIT provides physical and mental stamina. So, Christians can withstand any and all situations they might face. GOD's SPIRIT, the HOLY SPIRIT gives them courage and strength to speak of JESUS CHRIST (Philippians 1:13). They never give up their faith. They always serve the All-powerful GOD. They never run away from HIS divine plan. The SPIRIT of GOD would release power and strength of CHRIST into their lives whenever GOD has a purpose for them to fulfil. Glory be to GOD!
Now, our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST is coming soon to catch up with HIM HIS church (Revelation 22:20). After HIS coming, Satan, the devil or the dragon will ascend out of the bottomless pit (Revelation 11:7) and he will give his power and his seat (throne) and great authority to the beast or the antichrist (Revelation 13:2). The people of the world will worship the dragon and the beast (Revelation 13:4). This worship will be enforced by a decree with a death penalty (Revelation 13:14-18). This will bring down the fierce wrath of GOD upon them (Revelation 14:9-11). A great arrogant mouth speaking great things with great arrogant self-assertion will also be given to the beast or the antichrist (Revelation 13:5). He will open his blasphemous mouth in blasphemy against GOD, to blaspheme HIS name and HIS tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven (Revelation 13:6). Those who dwell in heaven refer to the glorified saints who are caught up to be ever with the LORD when CHRIST comes for HIS own (I Thessalonians 4:16-17), before the beast or the antichrist comes to power. The antichrist's speaking will be violent and injurious against GOD HIMSELF and against HIS heavenly saints. The antichrist will unleash great hostility towards all who are of GOD upon the earth (Revelation 13:7; 11:3-7). The saints on the earth (Revelation 13:7), the godly remnant from among the Jews or the Israelites who bear witness to the coming MESSIAH, the CHRIST with a great company from among the Gentiles who receive their testimony to the coming KING, the CHRIST (Revelation 7:4-14) will refuse to worship the beast or the antichrist or his image and the dragon or Satan, the devil. Open and direct antagonism against CHRIST will culminate in their gathering of their armies together in Armageddon (Revelation 16:16; 17:14; 19:19) to attack CHRIST at HIS glorious coming from heaven with HIS glorified saints and all the holy angels with HIM to establish HIS Millennial kingdom on earth (Revelation 20:4-6). The Lamb of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST will overcome them (Revelation 19:19-21). HE will set up HIS most glorious reign of peace and righteousness, health and prosperity and joy in the HOLY SPIRIT such as the world has never known. The Spirit of GOD, the HOLY SPIRIT will be poured upon them from on high (Isaiah 32:15). There will
be peace and righteousness and quietness and freedom from fear and anxiety.
“Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, . . . Then judgment (justice) shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field. And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.”
Isaiah 32:1, 16-17
How great and glorious is our portion. How precious is our hope. How wonderful is HIS coming to catch up us to be with HIM in HIS glory. Let us witness for HIM for the little while that remains before HE comes to catch up us to HIMSELF. Let us stand firm for HIM for the honour and glory of HIS most holy name.
Our GOD is always seeking and beseeching men to win their hearts by HIS divine love. HE is beseeching men through HIS Gospel to be reconciled to HIMSELF (II Corinthians 5:20), after accomplishing the work of propitiation in HIS most holy blood for their eternal redemption (Hebrews 9:12). But, the world, with a very hardened heart rejects GOD's divine love; and the world is being given over to Satan, the devil's power; and under Satan's leadership it will soon head up in full and open revolt against GOD and against HIS Anointed CHRIST, as prophesied in Psalm 2.
“The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against HIS anointed (CHRIST), saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.”
This is a challenge against GOD by a sinful world that has rejected HIS divine love and sets up its evil satanic power in direct opposition to GOD and HIS divine purpose that HIS Anointed CHRIST would reign. So, HE will execute HIS just judgment on the Satan-controlled world, the wicked kings and rulers and people of the earth who take counsel together against the LORD and against HIS Anointed KING, the CHRIST (Psalm 2:2); and crush their Satan-inspired and GOD-defying rebellion; and confine Satan, the devil and his whole host of demons into the bottomless pit and set up HIS most glorious thousand years' reign of righteousness and peace over all the earth.
All things in heaven and earth will be gathered together under HIS supreme HEAD and under his supreme heavenly administration (Ephesians 1:9-10). The kings and rulers will recognize and bow to the heavenly authority of the heavenly KING, the LORD JESUS CHRIST.
“O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto GOD with the voice of triumph. Sing praises to GOD, sing praises: sing praises unto our KING, sing praises. For GOD is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding. GOD reigneth over the heathen (nations): GOD sitteth upon the throne of HIS holiness.”
Psalm 47:1, 6-8
the curse will be removed and the ground will bring forth abundantly and there will be righteous distribution of all. Under HIS righteous sceptre, they will obtain joy and gladness; and sorrow and sighing will flee away (Isaiah 35:1-10).
“The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.”
Isaiah 35:1, 10
Death shall be no more. A man's life will be as a tree, and many trees are more than a thousand years old. An olive tree in the garden of Gethsemane (St. Matthew 26:36; St. John 18:1) on the mount of Olives (St. Luke 22:39), the place of our LORD JESUS CHRIST's most agonizing prayer (St. Luke 22:39-44) and a sycamore-fig tree at
Jericho into which Zacchaeus, the chief tax collector-a short man, climbed up to see our LORD JESUS CHRIST when HE was passing through Jericho, clearly prove the long life of trees. Besides, our GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST, created the world and in it HE planted a garden-the garden of Eden (Genesis 2:8) with different kinds of trees. During the time of Noah, after 1650 years of the planting of this garden, it was completely destroyed by the great flood (Genesis 6-7).
“. . . For as the days of a tree are the days of MY people, and MINE elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.”
The LORD's house, the holy temple or the House of Prayer (Isaiah 56:7) will be rebuilt and established at Jerusalem or Zion on the top of the mountains and become the centre of worship of all nations (Isaiah 2:2-4; Zechariah 8:22; Ezekiel 40-48).
“And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the GOD of Jacob; and HE will teach us of HIS ways, and we will walk in HIS paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the Word of the LORD from Jerusalem.”
“Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD.”
During the Millennium, a thousand years enjoyment of blessings and peace under CHRIST's righteous rule, GOD's people or the saved or the regenerated or the redeemed or the born-again or the Christians will have never been put to any test of faithfulness to CHRIST and really, their hearts will always be attached to HIM! Praise the LORD! Alleluia!
Then, on the Last Day, our GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST will be revealed from heaven in flaming fire with HIS mighty angels (II Thessalonians 1:7-8). HE will come to be glorified in HIS saints and to be admired among all those who believe (II Thessalonians 1:10). On that day, HE will reveal HIS divine justice by paying back trouble to those who trouble HIS people and giving rest to those who are troubled (II Thessalonians 1:6-7; Hebrews 10:30) and HE will reveal HIS divine judgment by punishing all sinners, including those who do not know GOD (those who refuse to recognize HIM) and do not obey the Gospel of our LORD JESUS CHRIST (II Thessalonians 1:8) and HE will punish them with everlasting destruction from HIS glorious presence and from the glory of HIS power (II Thessalonians 1:9; St. Matthew 25:31-34; 41, 46). In order to escape this everlasting destruction in hell-fire, we should be the fastest spiritual runners as well as the best spiritual swimmers (Jeremiah 12:5) by the SPIRIT of grace (Hebrews 10:29).
To save the people of the sinful world from hell-fire, our ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST had determined, purposed, planned and prepared HIMSELF much earlier than the creation of the world and even from eternity (Micah 5:2; St.
John 8:58), in accordance with HIS divine and marvellous plan and foreknowledge. For this, HE had prepared HIMSELF a place for HIS sacred birth at Bethlehem-Ephratah (Micah 5:2) in a cowshed; HE had prepared HIMSELF a manger as a cradle for HIS lying on, after HIS sacred birth (St. Luke 2:7). HE had prepared HIMSELF to be born as a seed of a woman according to HIS promise (Genesis 3:15) and it was a miraculous sign of HIS sacred birth (Isaiah 7:14) signifying GOD's intervention in human history. For this (virginal conception), HE had prepared HIMSELF a mother (Virgin Mary) to be born as a human Child by the Holy power of the HOLY SPIRIT ((Isaiah 7:14; St. Matthew 1:20-23). HE had prepared and chosen HIMSELF a convenient and appropriate time to be born in this world (St. Luke 2:1-7) and to have lived and died (St. Luke 3:1-6). For this, HE had intensely prepared the world as well through the universalized Greek language and the Roman kingdom.
Further, HE had prepared HIMSELF a convenient day (Christmas day) to be praised through jubilant singing by the angels, soon after HIS sacred birth (St. Luke 2:13-14). HE had prepared HIMSELF a convenient day (Christmas day) for us and for many including
the shepherds (St. Luke 2:8-20) to see HIM-the exact image of the invisible GOD (Hebrews 1:3; Colossians 1:15) and to praise HIM and glorify HIM. HE had prepared HIMSELF to enter into the history of mankind to divide it into two (B.C. and A.D.) by HIS sacred birth (St. Luke 2:1-7) so that none could forget this blessed day.
Again, HE had prepared HIMSELF to save/redeem the world from sin (I Timothy 1:15). To fulfil HIS plans, HE had prepared HIMSELF to abandon HIS glorious kingdom of heaven (Psalm 2:4), throne (Psalm 11:4), crowns (Revelation 19:12), rule (Psalm 103:19), authority (St. Matthew 28:18), riches (II Corinthians 8:9), comeliness and beauty (Isaiah 53:2), delight and joy (Proverbs 8:30; Isaiah 53:3-4), health and comfort (St. Matthew 8:17), honour and majesty (Psalm 104:1), reputation (Philippians 2:7) and upper chambers (Psalm 104:3) and to be born in this world as a bond servant (St. Matthew 20:28) in the likeness of men (Philippians 2:5-8). HE had prepared HIMSELF to willingly abandon HIS glorious heavenly body and to enter into the world with flesh and blood-with an earthly body (Hebrews 2:14; I Timothy 3:16). HE had prepared HIMSELF to preach the Gospel of GOD's salvation to the people (St. Mark 1:15). HE had prepared HIMSELF to heal the sick and to cast out devils-demons (St. Matthew 9:35; St. Mark 5:1-20). HE had prepared HIMSELF to reprove and convict the world of sin and of righteousness and of judgment and of hell (St. John 16:8; St. Mark 9:43-48). HE had prepared HIMSELF to make mankind sons/daughters and heirs (Romans 8:17). For this, HE had prepared HIMSELF to suffer and die and to be resurrected for mankind (Isaiah 53:5;
Hebrews 2:15; I Corinthians 15:3-8). HE had prepared HIMSELF to make mankind conscious of the presence of the eternal GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST amidst human beings in the name of Emmanuel-"GOD with us" (St. Matthew 1:21-23). Glory be to GOD!
To escape hell-fire, our GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST who speaks from heaven (Hebrews 12:25), sends HIS Word of salvation from heaven (Acts 13:26) and teaches through HIS HOLY SPIRIT (I Corinthians 2:13). HE shows the way of salvation through HIS holy servants (Acts 16:17). HE opens the hearts/minds to respond to the Gospel message of HIS holy servants (Acts 16:14) as HE did to HIS disciples to understand the Holy Scriptures (St. Luke 24:45). The HOLY SPIRIT of the LORD gives them understanding (Isaiah 11:2). HE makes the unbelievers' darkened foolish hearts (Romans 1:21) and their blinded devilish minds shine by the light of the glorious Gospel of CHRIST (II Corinthians 4:4), who is the exact image of the invisible GOD (Colossians 1:15; Hebrews 1:3).
Salvation belongs to GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST (Psalm 3:8). GOD's salvation/GOD's great salvation (Hebrews 2:3)/GOD's eternal salvation (Hebrews 5:9) is given to those who lay aside all filthiness and overflow of naughtiness and receive with meekness the implanted Word of GOD (James 1:21) and to those who humble themselves under the mighty hand of GOD (I Peter 5:6). GOD's salvation will not be given to those who have friendship with the world, since friendship with the world is enmity with GOD (James 4:4). A friend of the world is the enemy of GOD (James 4:4). GOD's salvation will not be given to those who are spiritually unfaithful, who love the world rather than GOD. GOD's salvation will not be given to those who do not love GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST and HIS great sufferings and death (I Corinthians 16:22; I Peter 3:18) and to those who do not obey HIM (I Peter 1:14; Ephesians 5:6). Further, GOD's salvation will not be given to those who are carnally minded, who live according to the flesh (Romans 8:6), since it is in hostility to GOD (Romans 8:7). Their sinful mind will not subject to the Law of GOD, nor indeed can it do so (Romans 8:7). A carnally minded man is the enemy of GOD (Romans 8:7). He does not belong to GOD (Romans 8:9). He is bound up with death-eternal death (Romans 8:6), hostility to GOD (Romans 8:7), insubordination to the Law of GOD (Romans 8:7) and unpleasing to GOD (Romans 8:8). Unless such persons turn and repent to GOD as in Jeremiah 31:19-with all their heart and with all their soul (Deuteronomy 30:2), they will never get salvation from sins.
“Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed (after I came to understand), I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded (humiliated), because I did bear the reproach of my youth.”
Nowadays, the so-called Christian world or Christendom is fast sinking into the filthy cesspool (cesspit) of sin and corruption. It is surpassing all that ever been in the worst days of paganism of the past. By indulging in lecherous living, Christendom is dead spiritually while living physically (I Timothy 5:6; Revelation 3:1). Lecheries, treacheries and other deadly sins abound in Christendom. The so-called Christians are like cattle that continue to fatten themselves on the very day they are to be slaughtered, totally unaware of coming destruction (James 5:5). They fatten themselves with all kinds of deadly sins for the very day of judgment, totally unaware of the coming destruction in hell, the fiery lake of burning sulphur.
Further, at the present time, sin is exalted and righteousness is abased; morality is despised and immorality is well spoken of; Satan, the devil and his hosts are honoured; Satan, the father of lies and the murderer of mankind and the deceiver of the whole world is praised. The ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is opposed vehemently and made war against. And the remnant who dares to speak and witness in favour of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is persecuted and even murdered. Brute forces reign and justice stands afar off. Truth is fallen in the streets (Isaiah 59:14). Peace
has taken its flight from the earth and it is driven away by hatred, variance, emulation, sedition, wrath, strife, fight, war and every evil deed. Gross darkness of sin is covering the face of the earth (Isaiah 60:2). As we look around on the world, surely, we see this gross darkness of sin upon the world.
Again, in the present times, all forms of false religions and false religious systems have been invented by Satan, the devil to keep the world to himself. He directly or indirectly attacks CHRIST and HIS divinity by every world movement of today. He secretly or openly undermines CHRIST's divine teachings through every world movement of today. Oh, my beloved brothers and sisters, be not deceived by these satanic world movements of today. Satan has filled the churches with his false teachers or false ministers. He has filled the churches with his false teachings, the doctrines of devils or demons (I Timothy 4:1). These false ministers are posing themselves as ministers of righteousness, inculcating Satan's false doctrines into the minds (hearts) of the simple who cannot discern; and they undermine CHRIST and HIS glorious Gospel (II Corinthians 4:4; 11:13-15). They deny CHRIST's deity and speak against HIS virgin birth.
Besides, in these present times, the so-called Christendom/Christian world-the so-called Christian churches and denominations and institutions are practising and advocating the utter satanic and sinful darkness of yoga meditations and contortions. They are fast sinking into the satanic cesspool (cesspit) of sin and corruption. The Holy Bible, the Holy Word of GOD says, "Your iniquities (transgressions and trespasses and sins) have separated between you and your GOD, and your sins have made HIM hide HIS face from you" (Isaiah 59:2), and it also says, "Behold, the Lamb of GOD (the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST) who takes away the sin of the world" (St. John 1:29). Thus, from these verses, anyone can clearly understand that sin is the sole cause of all human troubles and sin separates men from GOD and anyone can receive freedom from sins
(salvation from sins) from our LORD JESUS CHRIST. But this satanic yoga says, "Ignorance is the sole cause of all human troubles," and it also says, "The Creator of all things (the TRUE GOD) and all HIS creations (human beings, animals, birds, fishes, creeping things, etc.,) are gods." What a dangerous and devilish and foolish thing it is!
Now, men in the likeness and image of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST (Genesis 1:26-27) have a discerning power to discern both good and evil (Hebrews 5:14), but animals and all other creations have no discerning power. Thus, human beings are different from animals and all other creations.
Furthermore, from the Holy Bible, the Holy Word of GOD, we clearly come to know that every man's heart/mind should be filled with HIS love (I John 2:5), grace and faith (I Timothy 1:14), hope (I Corinthians 13:13), loving kindness (Psalm 48:9), righteousness and holiness (Psalm 97:12), uprightness (Ecclesiastes 7:29), commandments, laws, statutes and precepts (Psalm 119:4-8, 97), mercy, truth, covenant and testimonies (Psalm 25:10), wondrous works (Psalm 119:27), spirit of wisdom (Exodus 28:3) and the HOLY
SPIRIT of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST (Acts 2:4). But, this satanic yoga says that every man's heart/mind should be emptied through this satanic yoga meditations and contortions to attain understanding and a GOD-like state-like a false god-like state, like a coiled serpent. What a terrible thing it is! Now, at this juncture, the so-called Christians who belong to the so-called Christendom/Christian world or the so-called Christian churches/denominations, schools and institutions are seriously warned to escape from this coiled serpent and from the old serpent, the devil or Satan-the great deceiver (Revelation 12:9) who deceived mankind by clothing himself as a serpent-a coiled serpent (Genesis 3:1-7).
Besides, the wisdom of this world or the wisdom of this satanic yoga is foolishness with GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Our LORD knows that this crafty wisdom is futile.
“For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with GOD. For it is written, HE taketh (catches) the wise in their own craftiness. And again, The LORD knoweth (knows) the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain (futile).”
I Corinthians 3:19-20.
Now, what is true wisdom and understanding?
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the Holy (the Holy One, the LORD JESUS CHRIST) is understanding.”
again, an unreformed man or an evil man or a sinner is lacking in GOD's glorious presence. If such a person empties his/her heart/mind through this satanic and sinful yoga meditations and contortions, what will happen to him/her and what will be his/her last state? A life unreformed and lacking in GOD's/the LORD JESUS CHRIST's glorious presence in heart/mind is open to occupancy/reoccupancy by evil and by the evil power of Satan, the devil and other demons. Then his/her last state will be worse than the first
(St. Luke 11:24-26). So, emptying of one's mind/heart through this satanic yoga meditations and contortions is a very dangerous thing to one's whole spirit and soul and body. Our ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD's divine design is that all people everywhere should pray and meditate and worship and serve JESUS CHRIST as LORD and GOD.
“That at the name of JESUS every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that JESUS CHRIST is LORD, to the glory of GOD the FATHER.”
Besides, in these present times, the so-called Christendom/Christian world or the so-called Christian churches and denominations and institutions are under the satanic and sinful and false theory of evolution and under the satanic and sinful and false cults/sects and isms. The theory of evolution is an atheistic theory that blasphemes
against the name of GOD. What a pitiable thing it is!
Now, the Holy Bible, the Holy Word of GOD begins with an instantaneous and wonderful act of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. It begins with a strong and positive and life-oriented affirmation of GOD's glorious and eternal existence and HIS great creative activity.
“In the beginning GOD created the heaven and the earth.”
Again, everything GOD created is very good (Genesis 1:31). GOD created everything out of nothing (Genesis 1:1). Merely by speaking, GOD brought all things into being except mankind (Genesis 1; Psalm 33:6, 9). HE calls those things which do not exist as though they were (Romans 4:17). GOD only has this wondrous power and ability to
do such miraculous things. The Holy Bible always confirms GOD's glorious and eternal existence and HIS wonderful creative power (Ecclesiastes 11:5; Isaiah 45:18; St. John 1:3; Colossians 1:16). St. John 1:1-10 stresses the miraculous work of CHRIST in creation.
Further, the Holy Bible clearly stresses that there is ONE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST (I John 5:20) worthy of the name and of the praise and of the glory, both now and ever; and it strongly opposes the satanic and sinful ideas that there are many gods (polytheism), that there is no GOD at all (atheism) and that GOD is manifest in all things, since everything is divine (pantheism). It also clearly reveals that the ONE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is sovereign over HIS entire creation. Thus, the truthful account of GOD's creation in the Holy Bible falsifies and refutes the satanic and sinful and blasphemous theory of evolution, and the satanic and sinful and blasphemous ideas of atheism, polytheism, pantheism and all other satanic and sinful and blasphemous cults/sects and isms.
Again, at the present time, atheists are growing more and more in the UK (the Great Britain) and in many other countries. In London, many atheists have boldly launched a wide advertising campaign on 6 January 2009. they aim at persuading more and more people to come out as atheists. Spiritually, the Holy Bible sarcastically calls
an atheist/polytheist/pantheist as: "Jeshurun" in Deuteronomy 32:15-18.
“But Jeshurun waxed (grew) fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook GOD which made him, and lightly (scornfully) esteemed (rejected) the Rock of his salvation.”
Now, the principal slogan of these atheists is-"There's probably no GOD. Now stop worrying and enjoy life". This atheistic slogan clearly reveals the fact that they want to live a lustful and sinful, corrupt and immoral and ugly life. They are not at all ashamed of committing abomination (Jeremiah 6:15). They forget GOD and they are unmindful of GOD who created them (Deuteronomy 32:18). Hence, they are decaying their own soul (St. Mark 8:36-37). A proverb in English explains their demonic character: "An atheist is one point beyond the devil". The Holy Bible again calls an atheist as: "Fool".
“The fool (morally deficient) hath (has) said in his heart, There is no GOD. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, . . .”
Surely GOD will scatter their bones and put them in great fear where no fear was, and to shame (Psalm 53:1, 5).
Further, in these present times, Protestantism is filled with modernism and liberalism. It advocates the worst hellish acts and relationships of homosexuality and lesbianism (Romans 1:26-28). Protestant churches are conducting homosexual and lesbian marriages. What a shameful and ugly thing it is! Pentecostalism is also filled with modernism and liberalism. It approves the sinful luxuries and amusements. Catholicism is filled with almost all kinds of 'cults/sects' and 'isms' and the veneration of saints and the worship of angels. It advocates the exaltation of Mary. Catholics exalt Mary above GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST, blasphemously calling her the mother of GOD.
Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, Islam, Taoism, Confucianism, Bahaism, Atheism, Sikhism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Jehovah's Witnesses, Seventh-Day Adventists, Mormons, Moonies, Christian Scientists, Silent Unity sects, etc., are the parts of one overall plan of Satan, the devil to discredit the ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST and prepare the whole world to accept and worship the antichrist with his worst system of Satan worship or devil worship. Satan, the devil himself is the false god of this false world system (II Corinthians 4:4). He is the archenemy of GOD and the unseen evil power behind all unbelief and ungodliness and sins.
Now, CHRIST's atoning death and saving power give us the salvation experience. To be saved, we must trust CHRIST alone for our salvation. Satan, the devil has ever been opposed to GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Satan, the devil and his host of devils (demons) are ever busy to bring discredit upon CHRIST and HIS atoning death and saving power. At this juncture, it is worthy to listen the timely warnings of the apostle John in I John 2:28; 5:21:
“And now, little children, abide in HIM; that, when HE shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before HIM at HIS coming.”
I John 2:28
“Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.”
I John 5:21
"Keep yourselves from idols" means "keep yourselves from the counterfeit Christians, the false teachers and their false teachings and hence from false gods."
May our LORD JESUS CHRIST, the ONLY TRUE GOD, encourage us all to study this book carefully by the leading of HIS HOLY SPIRIT. May our LORD help us all to be in right mind (sober mind) and to set our perfect hope fully upon the grace at JESUS' coming and to have our loins of our mind girded up (I Peter 1:13), and our lights burning by the HOLY SPIRIT (St. Luke 12:35), serving, waiting and watching for our LORD to come at any moment (St. Luke 12:36-40). May our LORD make us all walk day by day in close communion with HIM so as not to be occupied with anything we would not want to be found doing when HE comes (St. Luke 12:43). May our LORD strengthen us all to be HIS witnesses and to bear witness for HIM in a harmful world of increasing hatred and open attack against HIM. May our LORD bless us all to be with HIM and reward us all to share HIS glory, the final state of complete blessedness in heaven, the kingdom of GOD, even though the evil world despises and rejects it.
May the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST, the ONE GOD and the ONLY ONE GOD and the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD bless you and your family abundantly with all HIS spiritual blessings and with all HIS worldly and heavenly blessings; and make you and your family HIS ONE PEOPLE and the ONLY ONE PEOPLE and the ONE AND ONLY TRUE PEOPLE; and take you and your family to heaven, the kingdom of heaven or the kingdom of GOD or the divine world.
This precious book emphasizes the theme of "ONE GOD !! ONE PEOPLE !!" and is entirely based on the Holy Bible. Biblical verses on all aspects of life in this world and also life after death have been dealt with so that every reader will be enabled to understand easily. The emphasis is not only on knowing the true and only one GOD but also on implicit obedience to the Word of GOD. I am fully convinced that the Word of GOD alone can make the world a better place to live in and the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST is the only way, the truth and the guiding light to eternal bliss. The grace and peace of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST be with you all. Amen.
“Now unto HIM that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of HIS glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise GOD our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.”
“The grace of our LORD JESUS CHRIST be with you all. Amen.”