I know you are very busy so I will try to keep this short, to make some points as clearly and succinctly as possible.
First I am ecstatic that you are able to separate from the Freemason Anti-Christ Catholics for that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitan’s, which I also hate.
And of the Zionist Jews of whom “you know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. These you have overcome.
And from our Savior “That thou keep this commandment without spot, un-rebukable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: 15 Which in his times he shall shew. He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; 16 Who alone hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; WHOM NO MAN HAS SEEN NOR CAN SEE: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.
Because of this last verse, my concern is the teaching about Christs coming again as a man as you teach, and the concept of a “second coming”, which is a phrase not found once in scripture. (please here me out) For scripture clearly states that “flesh and blood does NOT inherit the Kingdom”, however the re-spirited mind of faith does, as having to do with the Gospel. That “The Kingdom of God is at hand” still, being a concept that the Jews rejected and were condemned for and quite likely we as Christians today are missing out on and may face the same condemnation as well. Especially IF we profess a second coming to put our hopes in for another sort of saving, for His comings are many but His Saving is singular at the cross. And as Scripture put’s it Now when Jesus was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does NOT come with (physical) observation;
Also “eye has not seen nor ear heard of the things that God has for those who love Him. But Ha has revealed them to us by His spirit. Yeah, even the deep (obscure and seemingly dis-associated from man) things of God”.
Unfortunately a second coming by most is seen as just another type of saving or a second saving. However Peter told us that “we have been given everything that pertains to life and godliness through (by way of) the knowledge of Him who calls us to Glory and Virtue” as attainable values. Meaning Glory and virtue are understood and obtained in this way. Any other such saving becomes a competitor and an anti-christ because they have nothing to offer that hasn’t already been made available through the gospel.
And as far as Christs Coming? 2 Peter 3.10 describes the last coming of Christ saying “ 9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 10 But THE (singular) day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of THIS day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and ALL THE ELEMENTS SHALL MELT WITH A FERVENT HEAT. 13 Nevertheless, WE ACCORDING TO THIS PROMISE, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth (only) righteousness. 14 Wherefore, beloved, SEEING THAT YOU LOOK FORWARD TO THESE THINGS, be diligent to be found by him in peace, without spot, and blameless.”
So what does Jesus Christ look like if “no man has seen nor can see” as we just quoted from 1 Timothy 6? And Christ told the disciples right before His death and departure in John 16. That He would convict the world “Of righteousness, (of which He defines by saying) because I go to my Father, and ye see me (again) no more; at least NOT in a way that they recognized Him under those conditions. And Christ further clarifies this in verse 16 saying “A little while, and ye shall NOT see me: and again, a little while (NOT SOME 2,000 YEARS LATER) and ye WILL see me, because I go to the Father. And this “ye shall NOT see me” is distinguishably different from “and ye WILL see me (again) because I go to the Father. And this is why they were confused when they DID see Him again after the cross.
Well let’s look at these accounts of those who saw Him AFTER THE CROSS because each one of these disciples DID NOT recognize him because “a little while, and ye WILL see me (again) had nothing to do with His previous appearance because if that did, they would’ve recognized Him immediately but none of them did until He started speaking to them.
Let’s take a look here.
Jesus after the stone was rolled away appeared as the gardener and told Mary “do not cling to me yet (meaning disregard this view point of Me) for I have not ascended to my Father and your Father”, showing us that clinging to a resurrected savior was NOT enough. And right after that, the disciples were in a room where the doors were shut and Jesus appeared in the midst of them”? Flesh and bone cannot do this.
And as Jesus appeared again to Thomas prior to this ascension. Jesus told him “because you have seen Me you have believed? More blessed are those who have not seen Me (like that) yet have believed”. But not for those today who do NOT believe like Thomas but look lock, stock and barrel to a “Second Coming”.
So, “Today is the day for salvation” meaning saving, to include everything today’s believers think is going to happen in the future at some supposed second coming? You cannot enter your rest in a gospel that does not deliver the goods. Of which we get them now by faith, which is (the evidence of things hoped for, being a substance of things that you cannot see. By this we gain repore with God”. Hebrews 11
This is the same Jesus that said to Mary “don’t cling to Me yet” who then “ascended to My God and your God, to My Father and your Father”, who after that came back on a few occasions “behind closed doors” and “appeared in their midst”. It was after these and in the book of Acts they were told by two angels “this Jesus whom you’ve seen ascend will in like manner return in the same fashion, has little to do with the flesh and blood like the Jesus they knew up till the empty tomb. That is why as we quoted from 1 Timothy above of “Him who “no man has seen nor can see” should make it quite clear that the Jesus with a robe and sandals riding on the foul of a colt is NOT gonna happen
So what does He look like when He comes back? Well “to some He comes upon them like a thief and moves their candle out of place”.
At Paul’s Conversion he saw Jesus in His true Light
If you remember that Paul as Saul set out to persecute believers, even as he gave instruction at the stoning of Stephen. However Paul being struck by a brighter light then the noon day sun and said “who are you Lord”. And the answer came back “I am Jesus, why do you persecute Me”, showing us that Jesus referred to His body as a body of believers, of which we know that He is the head.
So Saul/Paul’s encounter with Jesus had NOTHING to do with His physical body because “in the beginning He was the word of God, and this Word (or collection of words) was God in word form He called His Son). Then the Word became flesh and dwelled among us” as something He was not until that moment. But that was His vaneer like we learn we have too. And why we are instructed to put off the body of the sins of the flesh” as the obstacle and not the human body like Adam had when God said “it is good”. And having done so, we can clearly be identified by Him as one of His because of what we have inside as being Holy and fully capable to interact with God the Heavenly Father more perfectly. This defines the reconciliation intended by the gospel.
The qualifications of being an Apostle is to have seen Christ in a way no others of that day had seen otherwise most of that culture would’ve qualified but THEY DID NOT!
The important thing about this is that in 1 Corinthians 15 Paul laid out the qualifications to be an apostle, who said of himself that he was “borne (of the spirit) in my own time”. Who said 7 After that He (meaning Jesus) was seen by James, then by all the apostles. 8 Then last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time. And the word “due” should be translated own time, different than others, of a birth other then flesh and blood.
Which agrees with Christs conversation with Nicodemus who came to Him by night (not necessarily a physical night) in need of the same light Paul experienced that made the noon day sun eclipse. It was at that time that Christ told Nicodemus that “only those born again can see the Kingdom of God (and the persons who are there)” and that “only those born of the kingdom can enter the Kingdom. As something other dimensional then the silly little play thing in earthen Jerusalem, back then, how much more that silly rendition in our day.
And this is the same Kingdom where Jesus told Pontius Pilate “you have correctly called Me King, however My kingdom is not from here”, showing for us His disconnect from that blasphemous carnal rendition competing as real. As christ said “For if it was, I would send forth legions of angels to fight but hence forth My Kingdom is NOT from here.” So LET THERE BE NO CONFUSION! The persona of Christ and His Kingdom DO NOT appeal to the carnal mind.
This all agrees that “the Kingdom of God (that is) at hand” is not meant for a carnal body and why only those who are borne (carried about by the spirit) from above can see and enter THAT Kingdom of God as being “The Kingdom Prepared from (BEFORE) the foundations of the world”. Of something before God ever said “let there be…
This One we recomend is our true aspiration and objective. Even as Christ told the lady at the well in Samaria, “for women I tell you the truth, the time that is coming is already here when you will NOT worship the Father here or in (that) Jerusalem, but in Spirit and truth, for it is the Father that seeks these.”
So then the qualifications of being an Apostle, means that one has had to have seen Christ AFTER THE ASCENSION like in 1 Corinthians 15, in His natural composition OF spirit and Truth, of what Christ was before God ever said “Let there be light” like Paul saw, and many others since that time.
That is why we can say that “the Kingdom of God is at hand” still today but the time is short.
In your video you made the statement that because Christ was a man, and that He told the disciples that He would return in the same way they saw Him LAST, to which I agree. However scripture is really clear that if He appeared to the disciples “in another form” and “behind closed doors”. That He “appeared in their midst”, and to Paul as a bright light, then it is really quite certain that this “other form” He appeared to them from after the resurrection and after the ascension to come back and appear, was something different then what He was when “He became flesh and dwelt among us, because He un-became that. Who also told the disciples that “greater works than these shall you do because I go to the Father and you see Me again NO MORE, (John 16) At least as it pertains to the way they previously knew Him in a robe and sandals. For He is the “Lo I am with you always, even unto the end of the age”. To this we say “flesh and blood cannot do what Christ did after the stone was rolled away. So for everyone who receive Him, there would have to be tens of thousands of Him equal to the number of those who are saved for them all to see Him in their various locations throughout the earth all at the same time. So yes He looks different then when He became flesh, But He is “the same yesterday today and eternally forwards and backwards. His flesh was a temporary container He used to fulfill ALL the Law and the Prophets. To put a “condemned and unfit for use ever again” sign on it with a redirect for His Kingdom that is enterable everywhere all the time as being “at hand” anytime and any where forever.
And that is the point, that we can all do so anywhere anytime because it takes on no features or characteristics to feed peoples lower nature, because “flesh and blood does not (and can not) inherit the Kingdom of God” because it is of another composition. That’s it!!
There is so much more to say, but this should strike your curiosity. I will ask this question: how is it that John the apostle who knew Christ the best, who placed his head in His bosom at the last supper. How is it this John who was qualified to write the Revelation of Jesus Christ. And at the end of that book where’ John bent down to worship that one he supposed was Jesus Christ, and that one simply said ” do not worship me for I am one of thy brethren of those who keep the testimony of Jesus Christ, worship Him”.
Did John forget what Jesus looked like to think this other man was Him? Is it possible that what Christ looks like NOW has nothing to do with physical features? I think the point here is clear. And because of that, the angel/messenger who professed to having been a man of “one of the brethren” turned angel, that keep the testimony of Jesus Christ, that John thought was The Christ, that this one confused John, so much so in fact that John thought he was Jesus. This shows us one who WAS transfigured before any second coming end of the age. This should put us on notice as to what we expect Jesus to look like and of where we are in our race. To set out to lay hold of why Christ laid hold of us? Is to “lay hold of Him in His original composition. And “of His fulness we have received “with heaping helpings of grace to accommodate our transfiguration into the same while we have the opportunity to do so.
And Ephesians 4.13 the gospels given “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: THAT IS IT!!
Remember we were told that “when we see Him ad He is, we shall become like Him? Is it possible that we can see Him as He is in His Word because “in the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God and the Word was God”. Is it possible that if we can learn to fluidly use Word because we’ve truly absorbed Word, couldn’t Christ cohabitate in us at will the same way that the one delivered that Revelation to John?
Wouldn’t any other such human of such degree, be able to say the same thing. And as Christ said in His last words to the disciples in John 16 “From now on you have known Me and you have seen Me” meaning that before then, what they had seen as a man, was NOT really who Christ was! That “we knew Christ according to the flesh, but henceforth know we Him that way NO MORE? This calls for a serious disconnect and a redirect from thinking Jesus looks like us.
In this way “The Kingdom of God is at hand” still.Does our heart burn within us???
I look forward to any correspondence that has to do with the accuracy of the Gospel. That we are “TO CONTEND FOR THE GOSPEL ONCE AND FOR ALL DELIVERED TO THE SAINTs. as you already do of which I admire.
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