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    The Lord Jesus Christ is Building His Universal Church!
     

   
Peter preaches the Gospel!  Acts 2:14-39
 
    
There are 7 Absolutes that the Lord gave to His sent ones,
     His Vanguard Leaders, the forerunners, the apostolic-prophetic
     builders of the Church.  [Matthew 10:2-4]
    1. Scripture reveals the Understanding that the promise to David
        and the father’s of Israel concerning Messiah’s Kingdom
        has already been fulfilled in the resurrection of Jesus.
    2. Scripture reveals the Understanding of Kingdom Initiation...
        the proper response to the Gospel is to repent,
        be baptized, receive the gift of the Holy Spirit,
        and be added to the Lord’s Church...the heavenly assembly.
    3. Scripture reveals the Understanding that the New Covenant
        in the Blood of Jesus Christ Is the Promised Blessing or Mercies of David.
    4. Scripture reveals the Understanding that the church is Zion,
        the promised House of David.
    5. Scripture reveals the Understanding that the Jewish Age
        is behind the Church, not ahead of the Church.
    6. Scripture reveals the  Understanding of the Apostolic
        Government (the Apostolate) is the basis of the church's Unity
        and the foundation or Key to the Church's Success. 
    7. Scripture reveals the Understanding that the nations are a vital
        part of the Church's Heritage.

   
 
 
    In the Old Covenant, Father God's "Word of the Lord" came to Prophet
   Zechariah
saying:

    Zechariah 6:12-13 
AMP
   12 And say to him, Thus says the Lord of hosts: [You, Joshua] behold
    (look at, keep in sight, watch) the Man [the Messiah] whose name
    is the Branch,
for He shall grow up in His place and He shall build the
    [true] temple of the Lord.

   13 Yes, [you are building a temple of the Lord, but] it is He Who shall build
    the [true]
temple of the Lord, and He shall bear the honor and glory
    [as of the only begotten
of the Father] and shall sit and rule upon His throne.
    And He shall be a Priest upon
His throne, and the counsel of peace shall be
    between the two [offices--Priest and King].

    The New Creation... the 'born-again' of the Holy Spirit is the 'true temple'
    proclaimed!  The announcement of the 'Priest upon His throne' is the
    King- Priest of the Order of Melchizedek "the King of Righteousness"
    Hebrews 7:1-3
    For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God,
    who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings,
    and blessed him;
    2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation
    King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem,
    which is, King of peace;
    3 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning
    of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abides a
    priest continually.

    Heb 5:5-6
NKJV   
    So also Christ did not glorify Himself to become High Priest,
    but it was He who said to Him:
    "You are My Son,
    Today I have begotten You."
    6 As He also says in another place:
    "You are a priest forever
    According to the order of Melchizedek";  

    
     In the New Covenant, the scriptures affirm that the Lord Jesus was sent
    to proclaim
the Kingdom of Righteousness and to destroy the works
    of the devil!  The Lord Jesus was sent to destroy the works of the devil!

     Apostate Israel was the works of the devil!  This web page may open
    spiritual understanding and bring Christ's ministry into focus.   

    
     Matt 16:18-19 
NKJV
    18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build
    My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. 

    (HGMI note: the gates of Hades/Hell are the open doors to the works
    and manifestations of the kingdom of darkness which are destruction,
    thievery and death. 


     In the New Covenant the Lord makes the declaration of Matthew 18
    that confirms the prophetic decrees of the Old Testament prophets
    Jeremiah 33:15, Isaiah 4:2 and Zechariah 3:8.

    Christ proclaims that The Church is to be built upon the revelation and
    confession of Peter:
 
"Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God!"
    He is the Branch, the Righteous "shoot stock" of the Davidic Vine
    of the nation of Israel and the fulfillment of God's promise to David!


    Jeremiah 23:5-6
    5 Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up to David
    a righteous Branch
(Sprout), and He will reign as King and do wisely and
    will execute justice and righteousness
in the land.
    6 In His days Judah shall be saved and Israel shall dwell safely: and this
    is His name by which
He shall be called: The Lord Our Righteousness.


    Matthew 1:21-23
    21 She will bear a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus [the Greek form
    of the Hebrew Joshua,
which means Savior], for He will save His people
    from their sins [that is, prevent them from failing
and missing the true end
    and scope of life, which is God].

    22 All this took place that it might be fulfilled which the Lord had spoken
    through the prophet,

    23 Behold, the virgin shall become pregnant and give birth to a Son,
    and they shall call His name
Emmanuel--which, when translated, means,
    God with us. [also see Isaiah 7:14.]


    God Declares and Decrees His Plans and His Purposes
   by the mouth of the prophets!

     God is Building ONE Church!
     Romans 3:21-30 
KJV
    21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested,
    being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
    22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto
    all and upon all them
that believe: for there is no difference:
  
     (HGMI note:  The Gospel of Christ was given to all mankind, both the Jew
     and the Gentile! 

     1. The apostles of the Lamb were sent to the Jews...
         "the Jewish apostolic mission"
     2. The ascension-gift apostles were sent to the Gentiles...
         "the Gentile apostolic mission")
      The same Gospel was preached to Jew and Gentile!
     Peter, John and Paul are cited as doing "works of the ministry"
     in both missions... Peter and John in Samaria, Peter at Cornelius house
     and Paul to the synods in Asia: the Gospel declared first to the Jew and
     then to the Gentile in each city Paul visited.

    THE KEY POINT is that THE GOSPEL WAS PREACHED TO BOTH!  WHY?
    23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
    24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption
        that is in Christ Jesus:
   25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood,
        to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past,
        through the forbearance of God;
   26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just,
        and the justifier of him which believes in Jesus.
   27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works?
        Nay: but by the law of faith.
   28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without
         the deeds of the law.
   29 Is he the God of the Jews only? Is he not also of the Gentiles?
       Yes, of the Gentiles also:

   30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith,
       and uncircumcision through faith.


     The Church of Jesus Christ is separate from man's religious practices
    of idolatry and Jesus is not denominational, traditional, religious, or orthodox.
    He is the author of the Spiritual church.  He gave His word that He would build
    it for His purposes.
    He is Head of the Body, His Bride, the New Testament Spiritual Church.
    The Church is the Heavenly Assembly!  It is SPIRITUAL!
    We are limited only by what we choose to believe, receive and act upon.
    Do you believe that Lord Jesus loves the Church, His Church,
    and gave His life to make it the Glorious Church! 
    The Church was established to be His Glorious Bride!
    It was established to be the instrument to extend the Kingdom of God
    in the earth... filled with the Glory of God by the working manifested
    Person of God, the Holy Ghost... that the knowledge of the Glory of God
    would cover the earth as the waters cover the seas! 
    It was established to wage war against the enemy of God, the devil Satan,
    the accuser, and to war against evil.

     It was established to demonstrate His Kingdom power on earth against all
    sickness and lack.

    It is the Lamp Stand to hold up the Truth... the Light of Christ to the world to
    disperse the
spiritual darkness that has it in captivity to the bondage of evil.
    The Holy Spirit a Person of the Godhead... Spirit and Truth...He is not a thing,
    a principle, a doctrine.  He is the 3rd Person of the Trinity of God.
    The Body of Christ is "City set on a hill" for all to behold and Come to His
    Marvelous Light!   It is the Holy Spirit that woes one to Christ.  He comes to us.
    He convicts our heart.  He converts us out of darkness into the Light of Christ.
    Christ's One Holy Apostolic Church is the entity that holds up truth
    to the world!   Truth comes by the Word of God which was penned by faithful
    men as the Holy Ghost inspired them to write.  Truth came by demonstration
    of the Presence and work of the Holy Spirit.  The Book of Genesis through the
    Book of Revelation of Jesus Christ, it is the Holy Spirit that demonstrates
    the existence of the Living God.

   
1 Timothy 3:15b Amp
       ...the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar
      and stay
(the prop and support) of the Truth.


    Let our foundation in Him be built on
                               the Truth, Life and Spirit of God through the Light of
Christ !
 

   The following is the Light of Truth:
   The Lord Jesus Christ is the Head of One Church, and the King of the
   Universe ruling today in heaven on the eternal throne of David!
   Revelation 1:5;  2 Samuel 7:11;  Acts 2:29-36;  Acts 13:26-34  Psalm 2:6;

   Psalm 110:1  and others: Psalms 2, 16, 18, 22, 45, 72, 110, 122
 
  He is ruling His One Body by the testimony of the Gospel and by the abiding
   Presence
of the Holy Spirit to mature the Church that the nations of the earth
   be filled
with
the knowledge of the Glory of God 
   His Church is destined as holy, radiant and full of goodness and mercy!

  
     Habakkuk 2:14 
KJV
     For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD,
     as the waters cover the sea.

    2 Corinthians 4:6 KJV
    For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness,
   hath shined in our hearts,

    to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.


     He is ruling His One Body
   by the testimony of the Gospel.

    John 21:24; Acts 14:3; 1 Cor. 1:6; 2:1-2; 2 Cor. 1:12-14; 2 Thess. 1:10-12;
    2 Tim. 1:8-10; Heb. 3:5-14; Rev. 1:2; 1:9; 6:9; 12:11; 12:17; 15:16; 19:10.

   The Invisible... Universal Church of Jesus Christ is a Spiritual Church.
    It is endowed in a supernatural union as a Spiritual Body for the habitation
    of the Holy Spirit, with Jesus Christ as the Head.  We are called to love
    and pray for it... even weep for it even though we have not seen it as yet
    in its fullness of Glory!
    The Visible... Church is the "Local Church."
    It is endowed with groups of believers
in given localities. 
    The "local" church of the "locality" gathers together unto the

    Lord Jesus Christ under the function and oversight of the
    ascension ministry gifts... the 5-fold apostolate. 
    These localities may be home ministries as in the 1st century.
    Anywhere two are more can come together in the name of the Lord,
    Jesus Christ... God is in the midst of them!

    The Local church is to be established and rooted in the divine principles
    and doctrines
of Christ and locally governed by the Holy Ghost working in the
    assembly of believers,
yet, also in fellowship with other groups of
believers...
    locally, regionally, nationally and globally. 
    How?  By the rank and file of the Heavenly assembly worshiping and praising
    One God yet,  3 Persons of The Triune God!

    We are to be His Body laboring in the Father's field doing His works as He
    manifests His empowerment via the Holy Ghost!.

    We are to declare and demonstrate His Kingdom to all nations that He may 
    gather His people unto Himself.  Signs, wonders and miracles follow believers!

   Matthew 18:20; John 4:24; Romans 10:9-10; Matthew 28 19-20;
     Ephesians 4:8-13;
Acts 2:42-47; Hebrews 8:1-2; 1 Corinthians 11:23-30;
     Philippians 1:1; Revelation 1:1


    Church is One.   The whole  is represented by its parts. 

    (Rom. 1:4; 12:5; 1 Cor.10:17; 12:12-13; 12:20; Eph. 2:16; 4:4-8; Col. 3:15) 
    The parts are the myriad of allotments of believers established in valid order
    under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the fellowship of apostles, prophets,
    evangelists,
pastors and teachers appointed by the Lord Jesus Christ called

    the "apostolate. "   The apostolate is the New Testament Fellowship
    of the Body
in Communion with the Father, and Son via the Holy Spirit
    and one another. Vanguard leaders step forth as called and commissioned
    by the Lord to give guidance in discipleship for teaching the culture
    of the Kingdom of Righteousness.
   
       
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    The Church...
    It is the Body of the Living God established to be obedient to One Faith. 
    It is multi-generational, multi-cultural, multi-diverse in localities, but accounted
    One in the Gospel entrusted to the apostles of the Lamb and the generational
    ascension-gifts of Christ... the One Apostolate of the King. 

    Acts 1:20-26   AMP
    20 For in the book of Psalms it is written, Let his place of residence become
    deserted and gloomy,
and let there be no one to live in it; and [again],
    Let another take his position
or overseership.
  [Ps 69:25; 109:8.]
   
[Note: An overseer is a function not a title... 
    "bishops" denote "overseers": (5-fold elders/ "gifts of men" divinely
     called by Christ of whom He commissions and appoints to train, equip
     and empower the saints... these grace gifts are evident in the Holy Spirit's
     leading and empowerment.  These graces are recognized by the
     administration of the Gifts of the Spirit.  Ordination is first of God and then
     may be recognized and certified by witnesses of other 5-fold servants.
     To be ordained does not require a graduate degree from a bible college.
     That has been instituted by the dictates of men and not of the Holy Spirit.   

   

    21 So one of the [other] men who have accompanied us [apostles] during
    all the time that the
Lord Jesus went in and out among us,

    22 From the baptism of John at the outset until the day when He was taken
    up from among us--
one of these men must join with us and become
    a witness to testify to His resurrection.

    23 And they accordingly proposed (nominated) two men, Joseph called
    Barsabbas, who was
surnamed Justus, and Matthias.
    24 And they prayed and said, You, Lord, Who know all hearts (their thoughts,
    passions, desires,
appetites, purposes, and endeavors), indicate to us which
    one of these two You have chosen

    25 To take the place in this ministry and receive the position of an apostle,
    from which Judas fell
away and went astray to go [where he belonged] to his
    own [proper] place.

    26 And they drew lots [between the two], and the lot fell on Matthias; and he
    was added to and
counted with the eleven apostles (special messengers).
   
[Note: in verse 25, "position" is again designated as "function" not as "title."
    The eleven
apostles were charged by the Lord to go forth as
    "special messengers" "sent ones" in preaching and
demonstration of the
    Resurrected Christ... not as "titled lord's" over people and nations.

    These Vanguard leaders were to carry, to proclaim, decree, declare and
    impart the testimony and evidence of the Living
King... 
    Judas and Matthias would not have been considered but by their
"knowledge,
    encounter (experience) in
Christ and witness of the Resurrection ."
    He is, TODAY, the eternal ruling King of all things in heaven and earth.]


     On the Day of Pentecost, Peter declares Christ's Enthronement
   
Acts 2:32-36 
KJV

     32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
     33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having
     received of the Father
the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed
     forth this, which ye now see and hear.

    34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself,
    The LORD said
unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
    35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.
    36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath
    made that same
Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.


    The New Covenant, The Church of the New Born Israel, The One Holy
   Apostolic Church o
f the Lord Jesus Christ is ordained by Father God.
 
     It is One Church:
   Heb 12:23 
NASU   
     "...to the general assembly and church of the firstborn
     who are enrolled in heaven,"
     The New Creation of the Spirit;
     Spiritual Kingdom of Israel;
     The Church of the First Born: (The Son of God,  Jesus Christ);
     The General Assembly of Heaven;
     The New Jerusalem;
     Spiritual Zion.
     It is composed of myriads of allotments around the globe actively
     expanding the
Kingdom of God in the earth during the age and reign
     of Messiah's Day;
Christ's current Millennial Reign is a "progression
     of time" and currently expands across
two millenniums.
     Messiah's Day was established in the Resurrection, the Ascension
     and the
Enthronement of Christ as King and High Priest.

    
      Messiah's Day (the day of His coronation, His appointment of rule),
     was confirmed
on the Day of Pentecost as evidenced by the outpouring
     of the promised Holy Spirit
of which we witnessed in the scripture passages
     of
Acts 2:29-36 above!
     The successful established Church through work of the ministry as charged
     in the Great Commission of Christ to the Apostles of the Lamb and the
     subsequent work of Paul an ascension-gift apostle to the Gentiles along
     with his apostolic teams corresponded with the
     "Sign of the Kingdom"...
     1. the destruction of Jerusalem
     2. the earthly defiled and destroyed Jewish Temple in the year 70 AD.

    
      Acts 1:6-8 AMP
     6 So when they were assembled, they asked Him, Lord, is this the time when
     You will
reestablish the kingdom and restore it to Israel?
     7 He said to them, It is not for you to become acquainted with and know
     what time
brings [the things and events of time and their definite periods]
     or fixed years and
seasons (their critical niche in time), which the Father has
     appointed (fixed and
reserved) by His own choice and authority and
     personal power.

     8 But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit
     has
come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea
     and Samaria
and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth.

 
    
The Universal Church of Jesus Christ is a Spiritual Church.
     Who is the the NEW LIFE: New Creation, the Perfect Man,
     the Kingdom of Israel, the New Jerusalem? 

     Romans 10:10-13  AMP
     10 For with the heart a person believes (adheres to, trusts in, and relies
     on Christ) and
so is justified (declared righteous, acceptable to God), and
     with the mouth he confesses
(declares openly and speaks out freely his faith)
     and confirms [his] salvation.

     11 The Scripture says, No man who believes in Him [who adheres to, relies on,
     and
trusts in Him] will [ever] be put to shame or be disappointed.
      [Ps 34:22; Isa 28:16; 49:23; Jer 17:7.]
     12[No one] for there is no distinction between Jew and Greek.
     The same Lord is Lord
over all [of us] and He generously bestows His riches
     upon all who call upon Him
[in faith].
     13 For everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord [invoking Him as Lord]
     will be
saved.  [Joel 2:32.]

      
      All who believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God are One in Him.
     His Church as the Body in Christ, in His perfect image, is personified
     as
the New Creation, the Perfect Man, the Kingdom of Israel, the fulfillment
     of the promise of Abraham and of David...
The New Jerusalem!


      The Lord Jesus came to establish One people of God not two distinct
     peoples
having two sets of rules and two ways to enter into eternal life!
     The Church as His Body is His Family! He has ONE Family! 
     The New Covenant has made us His brothers and sisters. 
      Romans 8:29
      (He is) "the first born among many brethern."

       Hebrews 2:11-12 
AMP
      11 For both He Who sanctifies [making men holy] and those who are
      sanctified
all have one [Father]. For this reason He is not ashamed to call
      them brethren;

      12 For He says, I will declare Your [the Father's] name to My brethren;
       in the midst of the [worshiping] congregation I will sing hymns
       of praise to You.

 

      
Those who do His will are His family!
       Matthew 12:50 AMP
       For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother
       and sister and mother!

      
        The local church is the Family of God joined by the Universal Body by the
       Blood of Jesus Christ.
We are heirs of His life, covenant, benefits, and will. 
       The same Spirit that anointed Him anoints us! 
       The Holy Ghost, He is THE Anointing! 
       He is the Divine 'Oil' of God that fuels the FIRE of God! 

       Romans 8:15-17 Amp
       15 For [the Spirit which] you have now received [is] not a spirit of slavery
       to put you once
more in bondage to fear, but you have received the Spirit
       of adoption [the Spirit producing
sonship] in [the bliss of] which we cry,
       Abba (Father)! Father!

       16 The Spirit Himself [thus] testifies together with our own spirit, [assuring us]
       that we are
children of God.
       17 And if we are [His] children, then we are [His] heirs also:
       heirs of God and fellow heirs
with Christ [sharing His inheritance with Him];
       only we must share His suffering if we are
to share His glory.
       Matthew 3:11 
AMP      
    
But He Who is coming after me is mightier than I, Whose sandals I am not
       worthy or fit to take off or carry; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit
       and with fire.
       [note: this is a 2-fold blessing...
        1. conversion through repentance out of the world's darkness
            into the marvelous Light of Christ into the Law of the Spirit
        2. anointing of the FIRE of God... for He is a consuming fire!
(Hebrews 12:29)
 
     We are Family in Christ... His Body!
     These scriptures are to the JEW and the GENTILE:

      John 10:7-10  NKJV
      "Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.
      8 All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers,
      but the sheep
did not hear them.

      9 I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved,
      and will go in and out and find
pasture.
      10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.
      I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more
      abundantly.


      John 14:6
KJV
      6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:
      no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.


      2 Peter 3:9
KJV
     9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count
     slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish,
     but that all should come to repentance.

     
      Galatians 3:26-29
AMP
  Abraham's SEED:
     26 For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith.
     27 For as many [of you] as were baptized into Christ [into a spiritual union
     and communion with Christ, the Anointed one, the Messiah] have put on
     (clothed yourselves with) Christ.
     28 There is [now no distinction] neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave
     nor free, there is not male and female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
     29 And if you belong to Christ [are in Him Who is Abraham's Seed], then you
     are Abraham's offspring and [spiritual] heirs according to promise.
     [Note; In the New Creation, the spiritual church, God no longer deals with Jews
     and Gentiles as separate people. 
     God does not have a separate plan of salvation for the Jews]. 

     For the Lord Jesus to build His Universal Church... the old would have to
     be changed.  There could not be 2 High Priests of the Nation.
     The Old Covenant
was
permanently closed out in the completion
     of gathering the
"remnant" of believing Jews from the time of the Ascension
     and Enthronement of Christ
to the eventful "Sign of the Kingdom" in 70 AD
     when Jerusalem and the Jewish temple of
sacrificial exercises were
     destroyed forever!  Christ, the Son of God is the eternal sacrifice!

      [Note: to fully understand the dramatic change in the order and the closing
      events of the Last Days prophesied by Christ in His Olivet discourse of 
      Matthew Chapter 24,
      We need to reflect back upon historical accounts. 
      John the Baptist came from a long line of priestly families reaching back
      to Aaron, the High Priest of the tabernacle of Moses and administration
      of the priests daily activities. In John's generation, his parent's, Zecharias,
      a priest and Elizabeth served in a multi-religious culture of which had perverted
      the laws and regulations of Jehovah given to Moses.  Zecharias and Elizabeth
      are noted to have been Godly prayer warriors who prepared for the coming
      of the Messiah.
      More than 20.000 priests in 24 divisions received annual assignments to
      work in the temple.  Zacharias was in the eighth division called Abijah.
      He worked two weeks each year performing his priestly duties. 
      It is of a significant note that Josephus, a historian, recorded the entire
      events of the the prophetic destiny of those of the Jewish nation dwelling
      in Jerusalem and the apostate rulers of whom called for crucifixion of the
      Son of God (in their generation).

 
     The destruction of Jerusalem and the fulfillment of the prophesies of Christ
     relating
to the 'Generation of the apostles' was judgement upon the perverse
     generation!
 

     In that the Jews called down the vengeance of God upon themselves when
     they
shouted to Pontius Pilate to crucify the Lord...
     God completely withdrew His kingdom from the nation of Israel in 70 A.D.
    
     Brother George Kouri in His book, "Sign of the Kingdom" presents a scriptural
     'roadmap' and
discussion the Lord had with His disciples on Mount of Olives.
     (Note: Following is a summation of his work relating to the Great Tribulation
     that would
befall upon the Jewish nation within a forty year span of that meeting.
     The purpose of the meeting was to lay foundation for His appointed Vanguard
     apostles to be equipped with knowledge to empower them to LEAD the church.
     They were to build in full vision of the transformations that would be made in
     administration of the Kingdom of God. The Dawning of Divine Revelation was
     being sealed in knowledge for passing the work of reconciliation to the Father
     into their hands.  The
daily administrations of the priesthood of the Law of Sin
     and Death given to Moses would end.  A new priesthood would be established 
     as the New Creation was in progress.  The Lord Jesus would become the
     High Priest.  It was the dawning of the Law of the Spirit and the Old would
     have to be destroyed...torn down...that the New Creation could emerge in
     fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets as foretold.
    

    The time or generation of the disciples would be the time of the 'great
    tribulation' which would end with the fall of Jerusalem.  Why?
    To make way for the Messianic Kingdom given by oaths by the Father!
    Hebrews 10:1-5
    10:1 FOR SINCE the Law has merely a rude outline (foreshadowing)
    of the good things to come--instead of fully expressing those things--
    it can never by offering the same sacrifices continually year after year
    make perfect those who approach [its altars].
    2 For if it were otherwise, would [these sacrifices] not have stopped being
    offered? Since the worshipers had once for all been cleansed, they would
    no longer have any guilt or consciousness of sin.
    3 But [as it is] these sacrifices annually bring a fresh remembrance of sins
     [to be atoned for],
    4 Because the blood of bulls and goats is powerless to take sins away.
    5 Hence, when He [Christ] entered into the world, He said, Sacrifices and
    offerings You have not desired, but instead You have made ready a body
    for Me [to offer];

    Note: The Lord Jesus is the Lamb of God of which we have a
   'type and shadow' in Isaac, the 'miracle, promised son' of Abraham.
    Why is this of importance in what was happening on the Mount of Olives?
    The answer: 
see Galatians 3:26-29 AMP  Abraham's SEED.
    God has an eternal plan for mankind!
     They had asked:
     Matthew 24:3
     "Tell us, when these things will be the sign of Your coming,
      and of the end of the age?
      Intently focusing on each of His explanations, They inquired of every detail.
      When would these things take place? 
      What would be the sign they were about to happen?
      When would the Lord Jesus come in power and the glory as Messiah?
      What would be the sign of His Messianic Kingdom?


      The answer to these questions are addressed by the Lord::
      Matt 24:15-21 
AMP     
      15 So when you see the appalling sacrilege [the abomination that
      astonishes
and makes desolate], spoken of by the prophet Daniel,
      standing in the Holy Place--

      let the reader take notice and ponder and consider and heed [this]--
      [Dan 9:27; 11:31; 12:11.]
     16 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains;
     17 Let him who is on the housetop not come down and go into the house
      to take anything;
     18 And let him who is in the field not turn back to get his overcoat.
     19 And alas for the women who are pregnant and for those who have
      nursing
babies in those days!
      20 Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath.
      21 For then there will be great tribulation (affliction, distress, and oppression)
      such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now--no, and never
      will be [again]. [Dan 12:1; Joel 2:2.]

     Starting in Matthew 24:15 the Lord details very directly to Peter, James, John
     and Andrew...  'Therefore , when you see the abomination of desolation which
     was spoken of through the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place..."

    
     Can you visualize this meeting?
     The Admonition of Desolation was a passage which every Jewish boy
     had heard from his youth. The great Prophet Daniel had promised an
     Abomination of Desolation in which the "people of the prince" would come
     and destroy the city of Jerusalem following the death of the Messiah.

     Let us take a look at some confirming scriptures.
    The first dealing with "the prince."  (He is the devil.)
   
     Matt 12:24  AMP
     24 But the Pharisees, hearing it, said, This Man drives out demons only
     by and with the help of Beelzebub, the prince of demons.

     John 8:45  AMP
     44 You are of your father, the devil, and it is your will to practice the lusts and
     gratify the desires [which are characteristic] of your father. He was a murderer
     from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth
     in him.  When he speaks a falsehood, he speaks what is natural to him, for he
     is a liar [himself] and the father of lies and of all that is false.


     John 12:31  AMP
     Now the judgment (crisis) of this world is coming on [sentence is now
     being passed on this world]. Now the ruler (evil genius, prince) of this world
     shall be cast out (expelled).
     John 14:30  AMP
     30 I will not talk with you much more, for the prince (evil genius, ruler)
     of the world is coming. And he has no claim on Me. [He has nothing in
     common with Me; there is nothing in Me that belongs to him, and he
     has no power over Me.]
     John 16:11  AMP
     11 About judgment, because the ruler (evil genius, prince) of this world
     [Satan] is judged and condemned and sentence already is passed upon him.


     The scriptures have substantiated that Satan is "the prince or ruler
     of the world."
Now more specifically, let us focus in on who actually were
     the "people of the prince"
of whom Daniel was prophesying...
     Daniel 9:26-27
     "Messiah will be cut off and have nothing, and [after Messiah's death]
     the people of the prince who is to come will destroy the city and the sanctuary...
     on the wing of abominations will come one who makes desolate, even until
     a complete destruction, one is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes
     desolate."


     The Lord specifically connected the Abomination of Desolation with the
     coming
of His Messianic Kingdom.  Yet, the disciples still did not understand
     how this
'sign' would be recognized.  The Lord then took another approach
     to help them
understand... Luke 21:20  He said, When you see Jerusalem
     surrounded by armies then recognize that her destruction is at hand.


     The Lord interpreted Daniel... "When Jerusalem becomes surrounded by
     armies-
that would be the Abomination of Desolation! 
     Can you imagine how the Lord's
explanation was overwhelming to the disciples?
     Surely there was a look of disbelief
upon their faces!  Why?
     They were about to experience the Abomination of Desolation!


     Would you not be thinking.... How would you survive?
     What would happen to your family? Would this be the end of your life?
     If you were there with them, would you want the Lord to very carefully and
     deliberately
make His explanation clear?  He did!  He gave them explicit
     instructions they obeyed!

     Matthew 24:16-20
     "...When you see the Abomination of Desolation... let those in Judea flee
     to the mountains."
     "...let him who is on the housetop not come down to get the things out
     of his house."

     "...let him who is in the field not turn back to get his cloak.
     "...woe to those who are with child and to those who nurse babies in those days.'
     "....pray that your flight be not in winter, or on a sabbath."

    This was not a meeting preparing the disciples for some future generation
    to survive a future tribulation!  The Lord was speaking to His Vanguards;
    His ordained and commissioned leaders... preparing them for the work ahead
    concerning events which would precede the sign of the Kingdom!
    Even after the meeting upon the Mount of Olives, after the resurrection and
    before the ascension, the disciples again asked about when He would establish
    the kingdom. 
    Acts 1:6  AMP
    So when they were assembled, they asked Him, Lord, is this the time when
    You will reestablish the kingdom and restore it to Israel?

    They still did not understand God's plan for the transformation of power and
    administration of the kingdom of God.  They would receive power and the gifts
    of the Holy Spirit to lead and guide them into all truth.  The full ministry of the
    Lord would begin to illuminate, enlighten and release understanding of the
    things the Lord had said and done to demonstrate the Kingdom messages
    He taught and enacted during His advent upon the earth.

    They would live through the events that would signal the end of the
    Old Covenant nation.  These would be the Last Days or the End-of-the-age.
    There would be events which would be so filled with danger, these very
    disciples and their families would be forced to flee for their lives and they did!

     During the lives of these men...
     Matthew 24:21
     "...there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the
     beginning of the world until now, nor ever shall."
     The circumstances surrounding the Abomination of Desolation would be
     so severe, nothing in history of the world would compare.  It would be so
     intensely horrific it would threaten to destroy all Jewish life.
     In one manner it did!  It destroyed the mode of worship... the centrality of
     the
power of Jewish perverted religious leaders who would 'crucify' the Lord,
     keep the nation in religious bondage and persecute the Vanguard leaders
     and followers of the The Gospel... The Way.  Judgement would be exercised
     by the coming King of kings and Lord of lords as prophesied.

     The Lord Jesus was preparing His selected forerunners who would turn
     the world upside down by preaching Truth... the Kingdom of Righteousness.
     He was sent on mission to the earth to do so! 
     He was the Messiah to the Jewish nation. 
     The leaders of the old order had rejected His mercy and grace.

   

  
The Lord Jesus Christ is Building His Universal Church!
    
Hebrews 10:6-12
    6 In burnt offerings and sin offerings You have taken no delight.
    7 Then I said, Behold, here I am, coming to do Your will, O God--[to fulfill]
    what is   written of Me in the volume of the Book. [Ps 40:6-8.]
    8 When He said just before, You have neither desired, nor have You taken
    delight in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings--
    all of which are offered according to the Law--
    9 He then went on to say, Behold, [here] I am, coming to do Your will.
    Thus He does away with and annuls the first (former) order [as a means of
    expiating sin] so that He might inaugurate and establish the second (latter)
    order. [Ps 40:6-8.]
    10 And in accordance with this will [of God], we have been made holy
    (consecrated and sanctified) through the offering made once for all of the
    body of Jesus Christ (the Anointed one).
    11 Furthermore, every [human] priest stands [at his altar of service]
    ministering daily, offering the same sacrifices over and over again, which
    never are able to strip [from every side of us] the sins [that envelop us] and
    take them away--
    12 Whereas this one [Christ], after He had offered a single sacrifice for our
    sins [that shall avail]


    YES!  It is important for us to understand the reasons for the full ministry
    of the Lord and to pull down the errors that have penetrated the minds
    and beliefs of the people of God!  We must understand the 'pure milk!'
    The Roman army would set Jerusalem on fire and destroy both the City
    and its temple.  However, the priests would be the ones who initially
    set fire to the temple.  Read the whole historical account of the Abomination
    of Desolation:  Days of Vengeance by David Chilton
                                         (free download)

    The Book of Revelation, St. John's Apocalypse teaches that Christians will
    overcome all opposition through the work of Jesus Christ. Most of the confusion
    over the meaning of the prophecy has resulted from a failure to apply five crucial
    interpretive keys.
    1. Revelation is the most "Biblical" book in the Bible. St. John quotes hundreds
    of passages from the Old Testament, often with subtle allusions to little-known
    rituals of the Ancient Near East. In order to understand Revelation, we need to
    know our Bible backward and forward (or, at least, own a commentary that
    explains it!).

    2. Revelation is a prophecy about imminent events - events that were about to
    break loose on the world of the first century. Revelation is not about nuclear
    warfare, space travel, or the end of the world. Again and again it specifically
    warns that "the time is near!" ("The Time is Near" refers to the time of the then
    living generation not some future generation 2000 years advanced in the
    chronology of history.
)   Revelation cannot be understood unless this fundamental
    biblical fact is taken seriously!

    3. Revelation has a system of symbolism. Everyone recognized that St. John
    wrote his message in symbols. But the meaning of those symbols is not up
    for grabs. There is a systematic structure in Biblical symbolism. in order to
    understand Revelation properly, we must become familiar with the "language"
    in which it is written. Paul instructs us of this absolute necessity.
    1 Cor 2:13-14  AMP
    13 And we are setting these truths forth in words not taught by human wisdom
    but taught by the [Holy] Spirit, combining and interpreting spiritual truths with
    spiritual language [to those who possess the Holy Spirit].
    14 But the natural, nonspiritual man does not accept or welcome or admit into
    his heart the gifts and teachings and revelations of the Spirit of God, for they
    are folly (meaningless nonsense) to him; and he is incapable of knowing them
    [of progressively recognizing, understanding, and becoming better acquainted
    with them] because they are spiritually discerned and estimated and appreciated.

    4. Revelation is a worship service. St. John did not write a textbook on prophecy.
    Instead, he recorded a heavenly worship service in progress. One of his major
    concerns, in fact, is that the worship of God is central to everything in life.
    It is the most important thing we do!

    5. Revelation is a book about dominion. Revelation is not a book about how
    terrible the Antichrist (the devil) is, or how powerful he is. It is, as the very first
    verse says, "The revelation of Jesus Christ." It tells us about His lordship
    over all; it tells us about our salvation and victory in the New Covenant, God's
    "wonderful plan for our life"; it tells us that the kingdom of the world has
    become the Kingdom of our God, and of His Christ; and it tells us that He shall
    reign forever and ever.


     In the meeting on the Mount of Olives, The Lord was not teaching to His
    Vanguards about the armies of a future Revived Roman Empire led by a
    future Roman Prince, or a future time of tribulation!  Clearly, He was speaking
    to them of the powerful armies of the existing Roman Empire of their day.
    He spoke of a Roman Desolator of whom some of the apostles would see
    with their own eyes.   These were prophesies of Last Day importance for the
    these would be the Last Days or End of Days of the Age of Moses...
    the end of the Old Covenant Era.  The prophets of old spoke of the dawning
    of Messiah's Age... the inauguration of the New Covenant.   The Lord was
    reinforcing these prophesies with His own declarations and cautions of which
    each can be confirmed by the witness of the scriptures.  The Lord unfolded
    the meaning of the old prophets decrees.  The fall of Jerusalem would be
    the 'Sign of the Kingdom" which would fulfill the terrible judgments of God
    foretold by the prophets...
                     the 'days of vengeance' prophesied by Moses and Isaiah.
    Luke 21:22  AMP
    For those are days of vengeance [of rendering full justice or satisfaction],
    that all things that are written may be fulfilled.

    The disciples would come to understand that their generation was the last
    generation of the Old Covenant era!  They would see these words of the
    Lord fulfilled... persecution, famine, wars, horrendous acts of inhumanity,
    death among the apostolic team;  beheading, torture, flogging,
    imprisonment, crucifixion, boiling in oil...

     The Lord drew upon the old prophets to describe His Father's previous
    dealings with the nations.  He quoted Isaiah to present the sign of His coming
    Kingdom. He was not speaking of the end of the world.  He spoke of a darkened
    sun, a moon with no light, stars falling from the sky and the powers of heaven
    being shaken which was Old Testament symbolic language.
    Isaiah used these same descriptive words to describe the previous
    judgment of Father God against the unrighteousness of the Babylon Kingdom
    in the Old Testament era.  
(see
Isaiah 13:1 , 9-17)

    
Isaiah was prophesying the end of the Babylonian empire which took place
    during the time of the prophet Daniel.  It was an end-time prophesy and an
    end of a culture prophesy. 
On the Mount of Olives, the Lord was speaking
    about an end to apostate Israel and a New Creation: His Kingdom culture!
    He was speaking of the time of His heavenly Kingdom reign... His judgment
    was coming in the power and glory of His Messianic kingdom to judge the
    nations based upon their response to the Gospel of the Kingdom.  He began
    His judgments with Israel, the apostate nation. 


    T
he Lord did not invent the terminology He used to convey His message
    confirming
that the Son of Man is ruling in heaven! 
     His sign, the Armies of the Romans signaled that the
Abomination of Desolation
    judgment
had arrived.  These prophesies and fulfillment were given so that
all
    nations throughout history would know of His Messianic Kingdom! 

    The kingdom was taken from apostate Israel while He was coming on the
    "clouds of Heaven "judging and making war" upon His enemies who had willfully
    rejected God's offer of mercy and grace. it was coming upon those who "trampled
    under feet" His precious blood of the New Covenant... 
    This rejection came both before and after the Resurrection and in defiance the
    apostate leaders sought to destroy the church. 
    They were active in persecuting the apostles and the saints. 
    The apostate nation was judged, its leaders killed, its city burned, its temple
    decimated, its stones torn apart.
    The nations of the world would see the destruction of Jerusalem...
    the SIGN that Jesus Christ is reigning in heaven as King of kings and
    Lord of lords!
    Matthew 24:30  KJV
    "Then shall appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven."

  ______________________________________________________________


    The Lord Jesus Christ is the High Priest and King!
       
      Hebrews 8:6-7 AMP
     6 But as it now is, He [Christ] has acquired a [priestly] ministry which
     is as much
superior and more excellent [than the old] as the covenant
     (the agreement) of which
He is the Mediator (the Arbiter, Agent) is superior
     and more excellent, [because] it is
enacted and rests upon more important
     (sublimer, higher, and nobler) promises.

     7 For if that first covenant had been without defect, there would have been
     no room
for another one or an attempt to institute another one.


      2 Samuel 7:12-16 
NKJV
   David's SEED:
     (God's promise/covenant to David)
     12 "When your days are fulfilled and you rest with your fathers,
     I will set up your seed after you, who will come from your body,
     and I will establish his kingdom.
     13 He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne
     of his kingdom forever.
     14 I will be his Father, and he shall be My son.
     16 And your house and your kingdom shall be established forever before you.
     Your throne shall be established forever."

      
      
The Jew and the Gentile are ONE! 
      Christ has called us to love one another as He loves

      us and gave up His life!  God is not planning to restore the Old System
      of Worship given
to the Jews in the Mosiac Law... governed by the Law of Sin
      and Death. 
He is not planning to establish a physical throne for His Son back
      upon the earth
in the physical city of Jerusalem! 
      He has established a spiritual Jerusalem for all mankind who love Him.
      John when taken up into the third heaven saw the spiritual Church in the spirit...
     
Revelation 21:2  AMP
      2 And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, descending out of heaven
      from God,
all arrayed like a bride beautified and adorned for her husband


      To become a New Creature and be a part of the New City... the Church...
     the Bride of Christ,
is accomplished through faith.
    
Hebrews 11:6 Amp
     6 But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him.
     For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God
     exists
and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek
     Him [out].


      The Holy Spirit flowing as 'rivers of living waters'... through Paul...
     Hebrews 12:22-23 AMP
     22 But rather, you have come to Mount Zion, even to the city of the living God,
     the heavenly Jerusalem, and to countless multitudes of angels in festal
     gathering,

     23 And to the church (assembly) of the Firstborn who are registered
     [as citizens] in heaven,
and to the God Who is Judge of all, and to the spirits
     of the righteous (the redeemed in
heaven) who have been made perfect,

    
The Lord Jesus Christ is Building His One Holy Church!
     Father God established the things of heaven to come to earth as Jesus
     proclaimed were "
at hand" before the Resurrection to eternal life by the
     power of the Holy Spirit.
  He was crowned King of all the universe and He
     reigns TODAY by the presence of the Holy Spirit
  Heaven has come to earth
     by the abiding indwelling of the Holy Ghost in the New Creation.
 
     The temple of God is the Church. He tabernacles (His presence comes)
     to dwell in our
midst abiding in each new born-again child into the Kingdom
     through His Bride
to fulfill the
Law of the Spirit!
     (See the whole chapter of Romans 8)


      The King has Kingdom Kids! Family is established and exists through
      the holy union of marriage... COVENANT!
 
      Paul tells us that as a husband is to a wife, so Christ
is to His Church.
      As the wife is to the husband, so are we to Him... His Glorious Bride!
 
      Thus, the mystery of marriage reveals the mystery of the Church! 

      Biblical marriage is foundational to Biblical Church.
      We are the Bride of Christ by Covenant... One in the Law of the Spirit!
      Marriage is a 'covenant relationship'
where we love each other as Christ
      loves the Church. 
Marriage is defined in Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19: 5-6
      and Ephesians 5:31.
"For this cause shall a man leave His father and mother
      and cleave to his wife and
they two shall become One flesh. 
      The Covenant is to become ONE!


     
Do you remember hearing or taking the marriage vow (promise)?
      "[Name], do you take [Name] to be your wedded [husband/wife] to live together
      in holy matrimony? Do you promise to love, comfort, honor and keep [him/her]
      For better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health.
      And forsaking all others, be faithful only to [him/her] so long as you both
      shall live?"


     
We are to love God and love one another which are the commands
     of the New Covenant.
When we are married to Christ, (received Him
     as the Son of God and as Head of our lives, we are reborn of the Holy Spirit.
     As such we are One as His Body... Spiritually, we are One with one another.
    

     God's divine plan is to guide us to all grow up or mature into His likeness.
     Marriage is not a 50/50 % helping each other in partnership. 
     We are made One! 

     It is a 100/100 % commitment which equals the whole vow...
     the guarantee
of living together until one of the 'covenant' dies. 
     Jesus Christ has already paid the ransom for our part
of the Covenant! 
     He died for us! 
     We live in Him and He lives in us wholly! 

     We are the temple of the Living God...
                    granted eternal life with and in Him! (100/100 %)


      In the holy ordinance of water baptism, we covenant to die with Christ.
     He is Head of His Body which is His church, the holy assembly of souls.
     We are buried in the "water of death" by immersion, are cleansed of our
     rebellious life (sin nature)
and are resurrected in Him as we come up out
     of the waters of death to walk in His marvelous Light.
     Ps 69:1-2  KJV

     Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.
     2 I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters,
     where the floods overflow me.
     Isaiah 2:5  AMP
     O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the Lord.
     The house of Jacob is Israel... In Christ, we are translated into Spiritual Israel
     and are the promised house of the Lord of which Father God promised
     His Son, the Seed of David, would build.

     We are translated out of death into life eternal.    
     We are spiritually consummated as His New Holy Creation and as such
     a part of His beloved and betrothed Body... His Bride.
     We die to self and become One in Him to live in Him and serve to extend
     the Kingdom of Righteousness as He works through us, His Body.  
     We are His Bride, His Body, Flesh of His flesh, the Word manifested in us.
     We are 'Born of the Spirit' as sons and daughters of the Most High!    

     We are one in the general assembly of heaven. 
       
      Ephesians 4:12-16 Amp
     12 His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints
     (His consecrated
people), [that they should do] the work of ministering
     toward building up Christ's body
(the church),
     13[That it might develop] until we all attain oneness in the faith and in the
     comprehension
of the [full and accurate] knowledge of the Son of God,
     that [we might arrive] at really
mature manhood (the completeness of
     personality which is nothing less than the standard
height of Christ's own
     perfection), the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Christ
and the
     completeness found in Him.

     14 So then, we may no longer be children, tossed [like ships] to and fro
     between
chance gusts of teaching and wavering with every changing wind
     of doctrine, [the prey of]
the cunning and cleverness of unscrupulous men,
     [gamblers engaged] in every shifting
form of trickery in inventing errors
     to mislead.

     15 Rather, let our lives lovingly express truth [in all things, speaking truly,
     dealing truly,
living truly]. Enfolded in love, let us grow up in every way and
     in all things into Him

     Who is the Head, [even] Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed one).
     16 For because of Him the whole body (the church, in all its various parts),
     closely joined
and firmly knit together by the joints and ligaments with which
     it is supplied, when each
part [with power adapted to its need] is working
     properly [in all its functions], grows to full
maturity, building itself up in love.

     Biblical love is to become One and remains One! 
    Biblical marriage endures by covenant love in Christ which entails self-sacrifice!
    This is the fulfillment of Romans 8:17
    17 And if we are [His] children, then we are [His] heirs also: heirs of God
    and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing His inheritance with Him]; only we must
    share His suffering if we are to share His glory.

    This is the fulfillment of
    
Mark 8:34 Amp
     34 And Jesus called [to Him] the throng with His disciples and said to them,
     If anyone intends to come after Me, let him deny himself [forget, ignore,
     disown,
and lose sight of himself and his own interests] and take up his cross,
     and [joining Me
as a disciple and siding with My party] follow with Me
     [continually, cleaving steadfastly to Me].

     

  
We are One in Christ!
    The Lord has provided us with the ability to build up one another! 
    He has given us the
precious Person Holy Spirit, the empowering gifts
    of the Spirit, and the ascension-gifts of men!

    The gifts of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers are given
    by the Husband
to the Bride to equip her for the works of the ministry that she
    may multiply and increase
through divine propagation, His Kingdom of
    Righteousness into all the earth that the
knowledge of the Glory of God fills
    the earth as the waters cover the seas.

    We are One in Him...
    John 17:20-22  AMP
    20 Neither for these alone do I pray [it is not for their sake only that I make
    this request],
but also for all those who will ever come to believe in (trust in,
    cling to, rely on) Me through
their word and teaching,
    21 That they all may be one, [just] as You, Father, are in Me and I in You,
    that they also
may be one in Us, so that the world may believe and be
    convinced that You have sent Me.

    22 I have given to them the glory and honor which You have given Me,
    that they may be one [even] as We are one:

     Father God's Son, Jesus Christ is the foundation and our call is to build up
    each other with enduring
and lasting divine principles and truth.
    1 Corinthians 3:10-17  AMP
    10 According to the grace (the special endowment for my task) of God
     bestowed on me,
like a skillful architect and master builder I laid [the]
     foundation, and now another [man]
is building upon it. But let each [man]
     be careful how he builds upon it,

    11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is [already] laid,
    which is Jesus
Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed one).
    12 But if anyone builds upon the Foundation, whether it be with gold, silver,
    precious stones,
wood, hay, straw,
    13 The work of each [one] will become [plainly, openly] known (shown for
    what it is);
for the day [of Christ] will disclose and declare it, because it will
    be revealed with fire,
and the fire will test and critically appraise the character
    and worth of the work each person
has done.
    14 If the work which any person has built on this Foundation [any product
    of his efforts
whatever] survives [this test], he will get his reward.
    15 But if any person's work is burned up [under the test], he will suffer the loss
    [of it all,
losing his reward], though he himself will be saved, but only as
    [one who has passed]
through fire. [Job 23:10.]
    16 Do you not discern and understand that you [the whole church at Corinth]
    are God's
temple (His sanctuary), and that God's Spirit has His permanent
    dwelling in you
[to be at home in you, collectively as a church and also
    individually]?

    17 If anyone does hurt to God's temple or corrupts it [with false doctrines]
    or destroys it,
God will do hurt to him and bring him to the corruption of death
    and destroy him.
For the temple of God is holy (sacred to Him) and that
    [temple] you [the believing church
and its individual believers] are.

     Carnal methods...  flesh thoughts and works of one's own designs are not
    pleasing to God.

    We are to build with enduring spiritual Truth and Love. 
    The Fire of God is here and available to all who will seek deep relationship
    with the Holy Spirit!

    Luke 3:16b-17  AMP
     ...He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
    17 His winnowing shovel (fork) is in His hand to thoroughly clear and cleanse
    His [threshing]
floor and to gather the wheat and store it in His granary,
    but the chaff He will burn with fire
that cannot be extinguished.
    This scripture is not an 'end of the age' or world declaration.
    As we are disciples in the Ways of the kingdom and live and have our
    being in the Holy Ghost, the chaff of the old world ways and thoughts are
    burned by His fire... for God is a consuming fire!
     Carnal methods and everything that is not of God will be removed!
    Eph 4:22-24  AMP
    22 Strip yourselves of your former nature [put off and discard your old
     unrenewed self] which characterized your previous manner of life and
     becomes corrupt through lusts and desires that spring from delusion;
    23 And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh
    mental and spiritual attitude],
    24 And put on the new nature (the regenerate self) created in God's image,
    [Godlike] in true righteousness and holiness.

    The Fire of God is moving in waves upon the earth to cleanse the hearts
    and minds of mankind!  Even Now there are sparks of fire being experienced! 

    The Lord Himself will see to it!  The Church is His holy temple!
    Paul said be careful how you build (note: or tear down).

   
Most of the church is not knowledgeable of God's Fire!
    In that the Person of the Holy Ghost has been barred from His manifestation
    to the classification of an "it or principle" there is a void in relationship.
    In our earthly eyes
we see a church divided. 
    Christ sees completion in His plans...a church united. 
    He unites the church through His
administration of Spiritual Fire!
    Christ looks at those things already settled in Father God's divine plan
    and purposes.  Watch and be keen of hearing! A major move is on the
    horizon!  
We are hearing reports of the winnowing fire purging the Church
    and purifying the saints
!

    
 
    
Heart of God Ministries International embraces the Biblical position of a
    victorious Church!  Our conviction is the belief that the Lord Jesus Christ
    was sent to earth to establish the ministry of reconciliation enabling mankind
    the way back into right standing with the Father.   He will fulfill the mandate
    that the knowledge of the Glory of God shall cover the nations!
     Matthew 13:40-43 
AMP
     40 Just as the darnel (weeds resembling wheat) is gathered and burned
     with fire,
so it will be at the close of the age.

      41 The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His
     kingdom
all causes of offense [persons by whom others are drawn into error
     or sin] and all who
do iniquity and act wickedly,
     42 And will cast them into the furnace of fire; there will be weeping and wailing
     and
grinding of teeth.
     43 Then will the righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with God)
     shine forth like the sun in the kingdom of their Father.

     The angels come to separate the saved from the lost only on the last day.
    
[Note: It should be clear as to why this declaration of the Lord above all other
     Scripture poses the greatest problem for the heresy of the double rapture.
     The Scriptures decree a continuity of history.  False teaching emphatically
     supports
a coming discontinuity in the midst of history that is a supposition
     that history will be
interrupted by a premature taking away of the saints from
     the earth and then upon
further supposition they will be returned back to the
     earth to again continue a course
of historical occupation.
     If we take Christ's parable of the wheat and the tares
seriously, which no
     orthodox, Bible
believing Christian should deny... His return must come at the
     end of time at the final
judgment, not in the midst of the process of history. 
     His return to gather the saints
will be the discontinuity that will end cursed
     history, not divide cursed history.

      1 Thess 4:16-17 
KJV
     16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout,
     with the voice of the
archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead
     in Christ shall rise first:

     17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together
     with them in the
clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever
     be with the Lord.


     Truth as such is declared by Christ. How can there be a thousand days
    on the
other-side of the Last Day?
    Answer: False teaching arbitrarily selects a passages from which
    to build doctrine:
Is Rapture a True Docrine of the Church?
                                       See "End of Church Age"? in Inner Chambers


     We are expecting a Revival Consuming Fire of God! 
    The Lord Jesus Christ is adorning His Church with apostolic knowledge,
    understanding and power... removing the blemish and false doctrine spots!
    We believe that Christ will return for a Victorious Church after a wide spread
    Christianization of the nations and a time of historic prosperity upon the earth. 

    At His Coming, death will be fully conquered as
the of tranformation out of the
    mortal into the immortal takes place.
Since death both physical and spiritual
   is the last enemy, all other enemies will have
been conquered prior to
   Christ's return.

    The knowledge of the Glory of God will have been completed within all nations.

    The belief systems relating to false gods will have been conquered and
    the Kingdom of heaven culture fully functional by the instrumentality of the
    church on earth. It will have been fully consummated to the Glory of the Father. 
   

    What then shall we conclude about redemption of history?
   
First, that history was definitively redeemed by the life, death, resurrection
    and
ascension of Christ to His eternal throne.  In God's timing and divine
    principle, this
took place in the midst of history.. in accordance to His will,
    purposes and actions.

    NOTHING else will ever take place in the midst of history to match this
    discontinuity...
the discontinuity of death and resurrection to life...
    is the foundation of Christianity! 

     1 Cor 15:14-22 AMP
    14 And if Christ has not risen, then our preaching is in vain
     [it amounts to nothing]
and your faith is devoid of truth and is fruitless
     (without effect, empty, imaginary,
and unfounded).
    15 We are even discovered to be misrepresenting God, for we testified
    of Him that
He raised Christ, Whom He did not raise in case it is true that
    the dead are not raised.

    16 For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised;
    17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is mere delusion [futile,
     fruitless],
and you are still in your sins [under the control and penalty of sin];
    18 And further, those who have died in [spiritual fellowship and union with]
    Christ
have perished (are lost)!
    19 If we who are [abiding] in Christ have hope only in this life and that is all,
    then we
are of all people most miserable and to be pitied.
    20 But the fact is that Christ (the Messiah) has been raised from the dead,
    and He
became the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep [in death].
    21 For since [it was] through a man that death [came into the world, it is]
    also through
a Man that the resurrection of the dead [has come].
    22 For just as [because of their union of nature] in Adam all people die,
    so also
[by virtue of their union of nature] shall all in Christ be made alive.


     The false teachings of dispensationalism invented by John Nelson Darby
    180 years
ago whereby he introduced two classes of people of God in a
    scheme to deal
separately with the Jew and the Gentile in the New Covenant
    is heresy. 
    God does not have a separate plan for the Jews!
    God has made us ONE BODY in the Body of Jesus Christ! 
    There is only one way into the Kingdom of God.
    Jesus Christ is the Gate! The Jews will come into the VINE is God's only plan
    of righteousness!  Righteousness is by faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God;
    His birth, life, teachings, ministry, crucifixion, burial, descent, resurrection,
    ascension and enthronement.
 
    It is Darby invented the teaching of a "double rapture."
   
Is Rapture a True Doctrine of the Church?  
    See "End of Church Age"? in Inner Chambers.


     False teaching has so perverted the truth of the Words of the Lord
    that men considered "their generation" a
s the generation for the timing
    of the return of Christ.  History has shown this heresy has been perpetuated
    generation after generation.  Gross suppositions have
overbearingly influenced
    the 20th and 21st century "pentecostal," "full gospel"
and "christmatic" writings
    of the Church! 

    Most suppositions are fully based upon "their" interpretation of
    Matt 24:32-35.  denying the validity of the scriptural evidence of the
    presentation of the record of Matthew 24 presented on this web page.
    The volumes of books written upon these false teachings are incomprehensible
    to count!  Thousands have been generated promoting Darby's theories!


    Matt 24:32-35  NkJV
     The Lord Jesus speaking to His disciples before the Cruxifiction:

    32 "Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already
    become tender
and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.
    33 So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near --
    at the doors!

    34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away
    till all these things
take place.
    35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.


     A major false movement embellishes the hearts and minds of believers
     in the "double rapture"
heresies!  Let us study some truth.
   

   
The Lord Jesus Christ is Building His Universal Church!
     Let us move deeper into what the Lord instructed the disciples...

    The Holy Ghost is SENT to the world...
     Purpose                                           Apostolic Message
     1. Convict the world                         1. About Sin
     2. Convince the world                      2. About Righteousness
     3. Demonstrate to the world            3. About Judgment

    
   The Holy Ghost was SENT in baptizing Fire to the believers and followers
    of Christ 50 days after the resurrection (10 days after the ascension). 
    It would be after the Day of Pentecost 
(greek; pentekostos means fiftieth,
    50th day after the Passover) that the Apostles of the Lamb would be
    empowered
. They would begin to experience and learn about the work
    and anointing Presence of the "upper room experience" of the baptism
    of fire and the
manifestation of the gifts of the Spirit!
    They learned as a corporate apostolic unit of chosen
vessels what the
    Lord had demonstrated in His time of fellowship with them while on the earth!

    Now, they understood the meaning of the Prophet Joel as he had declared the
    outpouring
of the Spirit of God upon all flesh!  They understood what the Lord
    had spoken to them about 'His coming back shortly,' the timing of His return
    via sending of the comforter, the Holy Ghost, to lead them and guide into
    all that was Christ's!  
    The Lord Jesus in His spiritual body as Son of God/Son of Man was working
    with them daily from the throne of God in the same manner the Father God
    worked with His son while on earth....  the Spirit without measure.
    After the Pentecost anointing, Peter preached the revelation that Christ was
    on the throne as King, Lord and Christ...the Messiah! 


    The apostles were eye-witnesses to all that the Lord had taught!
    Now, they were fully aware of the Spirit empowerment of Christ in His earthly
    ministry.
  Wisdom, knowledge and understanding became their teacher
    through the communion of the
"apostolos", the fellowship of the apostles
    with each other and with the Father and the Son
through the abiding
    Presence of the Holy Ghost!
   
John 16:7-12  AMP
     7 However, I am telling you nothing but the truth when I say it is profitable
     (good, expedient,
advantageous) for you that I go away. Because if I do not
     go away, the Comforter
(Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor,
     Strengthener, Standby) will not come to you
[into close fellowship with you];
     but if I go away, I will send Him to you [to be in close fellowship
with you].
     8 And when He comes, He will convict and convince the world and bring
     demonstration to it
about sin and about righteousness (uprightness of heart
     and right standing with God) and
about judgment:
     9 About sin, because they do not believe in Me [trust in, rely on, and adhere
     to Me];

    10 About righteousness (uprightness of heart and right standing with God),
    because I go to
My Father, and you will see Me no longer;
    11 About judgment, because the ruler (evil genius, prince) of this world
    [Satan] is judged and
condemned and sentence already is passed upon him.
    12 I have still many things to say to you, but you are not able to bear them
    or to take them
upon you or to grasp them now.


    Not only did the apostles of the Lamb learn to understand the things of the
    spiritual realm, but,
Paul, appointed as an ascension-gift apostle
to the church
    by the Spirit
receives the revelation of Christ and we hear him at Mars Hill
    speaking to the believers of an unknown
god.
     “GOD hath appointed a day in which he will judge the world in righteousness...”

     (Acts 17:31).
     (HGMI note: The popular view is that Christ will come to earth, be seated upon
     a great white
throne, and that he will summon saint and sinner in rank and
     file before him to be judged.

     This view depicts that amidst great convulsions of nature —earthquakes,
     opening graves,
rending rocks and falling mountains —  trembling sinners
     will be brought from the extremes
of everlasting woes to hear of all the the
     sins of their lives charged against them, only to be
returned to an eternal
     and merciless doom.  According to this view, all receive their final and

     unalterable sentence or reward at death, and the entire time allotted to this
     stupendous work
of judging billions takes place in a twenty-four hour day....
     some may consider the billions
to be heard in 1000 years...
     in that the Bible relates a Day as to 1000 years.


      On close examination, however, the term judgment (in the Greek, "krisis")
     signifies more
than simply the rendering of a verdict. It includes the idea
     of a trial, as well as a decision
based upon that trial. With God, those who
     have peace with Him through His treaty of "believing whole-heartedly upon
     Jesus Christ, His Son are already judged and are translated out of the world
     of darkness into His marvelous Light!
    
     The term day, both in the Scriptures and in common usage, though
most
     frequently used to represent a period of twenty-four hours, is in fact more than
     a
"choronos" day... in fact it points to a "kairos" period of time. 
     Learn more about the spiritual and physical applications of these terms
     of time in the "2nd podcasts"  "God of Time" found on Inner Chambers web page.

    
Judgment is weighed by the standards of 'righteousness!' 
    Judgment signifies a definite period of time, such as Noah’s day,

    Noah's day was 120 years before he entered the.  The Day of Judgment applies to a 1000 year
    Millennial age.
  In reference to this judgment period, 2 Peter 3:8 states:
     “...be not ignorant of this one thing,
that one day is with the Lord as a thousand
     years...”  this signifies not a literal 1000 years,
but a season of multiple years
    that are very many or vast.  Compare to the scripture:

     Ps 50:10-11
NKJV
    10 For every beast of the forest is Mine,
    And the cattle on a thousand hills.
    11 I know all the birds of the mountains,
    And the wild beasts of the field are Mine.


     Is the Lord speaking of a literal 1000 hills ?
    He references that He owns every beast of the forest
and knows every bird
    of the mountains as well as owns all the wild animals.

    His reference then is not literal, it is to express that he alone owns all.
    His statements are references to His Dominion rule... His Sovereignty
    over multitudes.

    Let us look at a second witness...
    Haggai 2:8
    8 The silver is Mine and the gold is Mine, says the Lord of hosts.
   
His statement is reference to His rule over the multitudes.
    Christ is King, as such rules and has possession over all that is created
    in heaven and earth!

    Day of Judgment
   The first great judgment (trial and sentence) was at the beginning of the
   seventh creative
day in Eden, when the whole human race, as represented
   in its father, Adam, stood on trial
before God. The result of that trial was a guilty
   verdict for disobedience, and the penalty
inflicted was death —
   “Dying thou shalt die.” (Gen. 2:17)
   
    Since that time, “in Adam all die.” (1Cor.15:22)
    This may be seen in every funeral procession.

    Every tomb is a witness to it.  It is felt in every ache and pain we experience.
    All of this sorrow
is the result of the first trial and sentence —
    the weighing of the righteousness of God.


    Mankind lost the privilege of life and the blessings originally provided for
   Adam.  He was to be
obedient and perfect in God’s likeness..
    Having provided a ransom for Adam’s race, Jesus, with his own life,
   
“by the grace [favor] of God, tasted death for every man.” 
   Through His sacrifice, Father God can justly give a new
offer of life to all.
   1Tim. 2:3-6; Rom. 14:9; Heb. 10:16; Jer. 31:31


    The Church is considered “the firstfruits [firstborn] unto God and unto
    the Lamb.” (Rev. 14:4)
It is redeemed by the sacrificial Blood of the Lamb!
    God's consuming Fire is once again upon the
nations! 
    The due time for nations to come into the glory of the glorified church
    will is Now,
Messiah's Day!  His current millennial reign as we have already seen
    is the Day of Judgment!

    In the spirit, we have come to the church triumphant... The general assembly
    of the Church in
heaven is a Now reality in the earth Today!
    Christ's Church has already overcome and is unshakable for it is in Christ!
    It is transcendent!  As we are lifted beyond self to see into His presence.
    We see through the
eyes of the Head of the church, Jesus Christ! 
    If you can rise above this physical realm into
the spiritual realm, you will see
    the church as glorious!  You will see the completed One Holy Apostolic Church!

    As we can see it spiritually in the heavenly realms, we can see more of what
    God is doing here.
His decrees are references to His rule over multitudes,
    the entire earth of mankind!.

    Haggai 2:5-9 Amp
    5 According to the promise that I covenanted with you when you came
    out of Egypt,
so My Spirit stands and abides in the midst of you; fear not.
    [HGMI note:  Egypt is the symbolic spiritual place from which we are translated
    out of darkness of the world systems
into His marvelous Light!]
    6 For thus says the Lord of hosts: Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake
    and make tremble the [starry] heavens, the earth, the sea, and the dry land;
    [Heb 12:26.]

    7 And I will shake all nations and the desire and the precious things of all nations
    shall come in, and I will fill this house with splendor, says the Lord of hosts.
    [Isa 60:5; Matt 2:1-12.]

    8 The silver is Mine and the gold is Mine, says the Lord of hosts.
    9 The latter glory of this house [with its successor, to which Jesus came] shall
    be greater
than the former, says the Lord of hosts; and in this place will I give
    peace and prosperity,
says the Lord of hosts.

    The Vanguard leaders of Christ's appointed men and women turned the world
    upside down.  They preached the Gospel and demonstrated the reality of the
    Kingdom of heaven throughout the then known world!

    Acts 17:6-7  AMP
    6 But when they failed to find them, they dragged Jason and some of the
    brethren before the city authorities, crying,
    These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also,
    7 And Jason has received them to his house and privately protected them!
    And they are all ignoring and acting contrary to the decrees of Caesar,
    [actually] asserting that there is another king, one Jesus!
 
   
    The Lord Jesus is already established on His eternal throne! 
     The Bible does not provide for another earthly throne.
    Another earthly throne is
promoted through "suppositions and distortions"... 
    Truth shall prevail and Truth shall
set the saints free from false teaching.
    Christ's Kingdom is a spiritual Kingdom by which He inhabits every
    "Born Again" by
the Law of the Spirit represented by the Personage Holy Spirit
    Who carries out the
things of the Father and His Son, the King! 
    He does this
Today!  Now!
    Jesus is the Head of the Body... the Head & Body represents "the Perfect Man."

       Ephesians 2:4-14 
AMP
      4 But God--so rich is He in His mercy! Because of and in order to satisfy
      the great and wonderful and intense love with which He loved us,

      5 Even when we were dead (slain) by [our own] shortcomings and trespasses,
      He made us alive
together in fellowship and in union with Christ;
      [He gave us the very life of Christ Himself, the same new life with which
      He quickened Him, for] it is by grace (His favor and mercy which you did
      not deserve) that you are saved ( delivered from judgment and made
      partakers of Christ's salvation).

      6 And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together
      [giving us joint seating
with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our
      being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the
Anointed one).
      7 He did this that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come
      the
immeasurable
(limitless, surpassing) riches of His free grace (His
      unmerited favor) in [His] kindness and
goodness of heart toward us in
      Christ Jesus.

      8 For it is by free grace (God's unmerited favor) that you are saved
      (delivered from judgment
and made partakers of Christ's salvation) through
      [your] faith. And this [salvation] is not of
yourselves [of your own doing,
      it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God;

      9 Not because of works [not the fulfillment of the Law's demands], lest any
      man should boast. [It is not the result of what anyone can possibly do,
      so no one can pride himself in it or take
glory to himself.]
      10 For we are God's [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in
      Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God
      predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared
      ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which

      He prearranged and made ready for us to live].

      11 Therefore, remember that at one time you were Gentiles (heathens)
      in the flesh, called  Uncircumcision by those who called themselves
      Circumcision, [itself a mere mark] in the flesh
made by human hands.
      12 [Remember] that you were at that time separated (living apart) from
      Christ [excluded from all
part in Him], utterly estranged and outlawed from
      the rights of Israel as a nation, and strangers with no share in the sacred
      compacts of the [Messianic] promise [with no knowledge of or right
in God's
      agreements, His covenants].
      And you had no hope (no promise); you were in the world
without God.
      13 But now in Christ Jesus, you who once were [so] far away, through (by, in)
      the blood of Christ have been brought near.

     14 For He is [Himself] our peace (our bond of unity and harmony).
       He has made us both [Jew and Gentile] one [body],
     and has broken down (destroyed, abolished) the hostile
     dividing wall
between us,

      1 Corintians 8:6
NKJV

     6 yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we
     for Him; and one Lord (and King)Jesus Christ, through whom are all things,
     and through whom we live.



     
The Lord's One Holy Apostolic Church is a supernatural binding of
     responsible men and
women under the authority and administration of God,
     but never, self directing or self
serving under God. 
     
The Lord's One Holy Apostolic Church is the Head and Body of Christ
     universal
.
     Christ inhabits His Body, the Head and the Body are One... the "perfect man!"
     The church can only stand in Perfection whereby the Holy Spirit is its guide,
     and
director. It is He who administrates and Works the Will of the Godhead
     in earth.
It is the designs and will of men that have destroyed the harmony
     and unity of the diverse
parts and members of the Divine Body.
    Jesus is the Head of the Body....a headship exercised throughout the church.

    God says of Himself about His abiding and directing the Spiritual Church...
     (HGMI note: "the Perfect Man"; the "Man of Paradise"...
     "made in the Image of God and made alive by the "breath of the spirit.")
     Ephesians 1:21-23  AMP
     21 Far above all rule and authority and power and dominion and every name
     that is named [above every title that can be conferred], not only in this age
     and in this world, but also in the age and the world which are to come.
     22 And He has put all things under His feet and has appointed Him the universal
     and supreme Head of the church [a headship exercised throughout the church],
     23 Which is His body, the fullness of Him Who fills all in all [for in that body lives
     the full measure of Him Who makes everything complete, and Who fills
     everything everywhere with Himself]. 

   
     All things will be fully restored to the state of perfection as it was in the
     Garden of  Paradise...the Triune God walking in perfect unity with the
     New Creation.
     HEAVEN AND EARTH TOTALLY RESTORED... the New Heaven and the New Earth!
     (first the physical) Mankind formed from the dust...  (then the spiritual) mankind
     transformed to an eternal spirit of Life... eternally in harmony and in the promised
     eternal life in the presence of the Light of Almighty God!!