The Message of today is the script of End Time events and the secret coming of the Lord Jesus to catch away His Bride. It is also the fulfilment of scripture such as the Lord descending with a shout and the voice of the arch angel, and it is the understanding of the book of Revelation, of Malachi 4, Matthew 17 v11, of Daniel's prophecies and many other scriptures.
Christians often have blinkers that stop them seeing what the Bible actually says. Those blinkers are the doctrine and dogma that we were taught or we created for ourselves when we became Christians. God's Message is to call us back to His Truth, and reveal Himself.
There were two disciples on the road to Emmaus that very first Easter Sunday. Saddened by the crucifixion they were blinkered by what they had been taught about Scripture and by recent events. They were talking about Jesus, so He had to join them. Jesus had promised that where two or three gathered in His name He would be there. Jesus always fulfills His Word. He joined their conversation. It quickly became apparent that they had the wrong idea about the crucifixion. They had the facts but they did not have the understanding. Jesus remonstrated with them and then, beginning at Moses and all the prophets, He expounded to them the scriptures concerning Himself.
Now when a Jew speaks of Moses he is generally referring to the first five books of the Bible. Moses wrote them. So where in those first five books does it tell us that Christ had to suffer like that and then rise to glory? It doesn't, at least not directly. But it has to be there because Jesus spoke about it. And it is there, but it is in the life of Joseph.
Joseph was a man loved of his father but hated by his brothers. So was Jesus. He was rejected and sold for twenty pieces of silver, Jesus was rejected and sold for thirty pieces of silver, Joseph was falsely accused and thrown into prison, Jesus was falsely accused and nailed to a cross. There were two in the prison with Joseph, one was to rise again the other to die. There were two on the cross with Jesus one was to rise the other go to hell. And then Joseph was raised from the prison to sit at the right hand of Pharaoh and Jesus rose from the grave to sit at the right hand of God.
The story of Joseph is true, but it is also a parable, it was also prophetic. Jesus could only teach in parables. Jesus is God and God wrote the Bible. Therefore the whole Bible, while being perfectly true, is parables. And most of us have been blinkered and not seen that.
The Trinity doctrine, God being three persons, is another set of blinkers. Of course if we look at the baptism of Jesus with human understanding we see, in our mind's eye, Jesus in the water, the Holy Spirit descending as a dove and then there's a voice speaking from heaven. Our human conclusion is that there has to be three identities involved here. But that is only because we are not looking at the event from an eternal viewpoint. We are only looking at it from where we stand on earth.
Elohyim, the self existing one, the I AM, is outside of time and can be everywhere in time at the same time. For example, I may pray here in New Zealand while another prays in Canada and another in Africa. Does that mean there has to be three Holy Spirits, one for each place and time? No, of course not. God is everywhere, and all at the same time. He can also hear all prayers individually even if 1,000 people are praying their own prayers at the same time.
But another reason for reconsidering the God is three persons doctrine is Scripture. Isaiah 43 verses 10 - 11 says. "You are my witnesses, says the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen; that you may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed neither shall there be after me. I, even I, and the Lord; and beside me there is no Saviour" (There are many other such scriptures saying the same thing.)
If Jesus is a separate person from God the Father then we have two saviours. And that cannot be.
We think of God the Father as being the father of Jesus, but again that isn't what the Bible says. In Matthew 1 Mary was with child of the Holy Ghost, not God the Father. But we should never take one scriptures on its own. Within a verse or two we also have a witness. Joseph finding his fiance' pregnant and knowing he is not the child's father is upset but shows grace toward Mary. He is told by an angel that Mary's child is of the Holy Ghost.
If God the father is a separate person from the Holy Ghost then either Jesus, when He was praying, did not know who His father was or the Holy Ghost and God are different manifestations of the same person. And if we check Isaiah 9 v6 we find out that the child to be born, the son we know as Jesus, is called Wonderful, Counselor, the Might God, The everlasting Father!
The concept of three individual people being God just doesn't stack up, but the concept of One God operating through different "offices" does. Just as I am a son, a father and pastor, yet still just one person so it is with God. My responsibilities as a son are different to those I have as a father and different again to those I have as a pastor. I have three different offices but I am only one person and I have one name.
And that is another issue. The Name of God. What does it really say at the end of Matthew 28?
"Go therefore and teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost."
Father is not a name, nor is Son and Holy Ghost is a title. But even accepting that that titles are not names there is something that is generally missed. It says the name, singular. In other words there is only one name for the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. That name is to be used in baptism.
So what name did the disciples, newly filled with the Holy Ghost use? Acts 2 v38 tells us Jesus Christ,. In other words the name of the Father Son and Holy Ghost is Jesus Christ. This is confirmed in Acts 8 when Philip baptizes the Ethiopian eunuch, Acts 10 v48 when Peter baptises those in Cornelius house and in Acts 19 when Paul rebaptises the believers in Ephesus. In fact there is no record until the second century of anyone being baptised using the Trinitarian titles of Father Son and Holy Ghost.
Is it important? Yes, for as Acts 4 v12 says "There is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." Jesus gave the keys to the kingdom to Peter. He was to be the one to unlock and open the gate so that believers could enter the kingdom. And in Acts 2 Peter had a multitude who wanted to enter God's kingdom. They asked Peter what should they do. Now remember Peter has the keys. Whatever he says and does next is the way into God's kingdom. Acts 2 v38, "Repent, and be baptised every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost."
Was that just for that time? V39 "For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call." Are we far off from that time and place? Has the Lord God called us? Then that scripture applies to us today and yet its truth has been hidden by the blinkers of denominational dogma and doctrine.
This Message restores the original Bible truths and beliefs. God wrote His truth in the Bible but we need His Holy Spirit to reveal that truth to us. And this Message calls us out of our own thinking, out of other peoples teachings and into a personal relationship with the Word of God Himself, Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. He has always sent His message through His appointed people, people such as Luther and Wesley. Jesus doesn't change, he has done the same today.
Finally the message reveals end time truths. There are verses in the Bible that apply to this day. As we are alive at this end time we need to know those verses and understand what they say. Another issue is the book of Revelation, a mystery to the church and believers in times past. If the mystery of God is to be revealed by the seventh church age messenger, as Revelation 10 v7 tells us, then a coherent and complete teaching on this last book in the Bible is to be a sign that the messenger has arrived and the end is very near. And the message does just that, even linking sections to other scriptures such as the mysterious Seven Seals being in Matthew 24 and Luke 21.
On a personal note I found the Message made the Bible alive. It had been a respected Holy book in my Methodist and Presbyterian days but to suddenly find that, for example, that the Exodus from Egypt is a type (a parable, picture or analogy) of a Christian's life moving from slavery in Egypt to a Promised was a shock. To also find that the Book of Ruth is a picture of a Gentile Bride linked to Israel returning to her homeland from 1946 makes the Bible alive and absolutely relevant to me. It is also important in a global setting as it changes perception of the news and world events, especially those to do with Israel. Suddenly I saw that the Bible was not only in touch with today's world but shows future events. The message tells us what will be tomorrows news.
William Branham (1908 - 1965) offered the signs of being a prophet, His ministry was world wide and miraculous. He was responsible for starting the Charismatic move into non Pentecostal denominational churches just after the Second World War and for inspiring people such as Oral Roberts and Tommy Hicks into healing ministries. Branham's sermons were often recorded and they are Message teachings. But it isn't the messenger William Branham that we want to build up and follow but rather the person he pointed to, Jesus Christ. While we acknowledge the church age messengers from St Paul through Iranaeus, Martin, Columba, Luther and Wesley through to Branham, it is Jesus Christ, the living Word of God, that we worship.
In short then, the Message is God's call to Restore the Original Christian Message, to Reveal the End Time Secrets, and to Call out a Bride for Jesus Christ. And it is all firmly Bible based!
Message Overview A brief overview to get started.
The Church Ages A backgound overview into Church times and events
We are in the "End Times" just before judgment falls on the world. The events of Revelation, Matthew 24 and 25, I Thessalonians 4 and much more are all occurring now. The Message is to call out the true believers, not into a church or group or denomination, but into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
The Message is God's move as He prepares a the world for Judgment, the Church for Tribulation and the Bride for the Rapture.
Our short articles videos and web pages are only to point you to our Lord Jesus Christ, and also to resources for further study spiritual growth. We hope to add to them soon.
Some further thoughts and articles,
Can there be three Gods in One? The Godhead And what name should be used in Water Baptism?
Predestination does not exclude free will.
Every Message has to have a Messenger.
Every message has its age.
Just like Shadrach and his two friends we mustn't worship the Messenger but the God who sent the Message.
What is the Old Testament picture of a Messenger sent to find a bride?
But surely the Church is the Bride of Christ
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