The coming of the Messiah was desired, not just in the future for the redemption from sin, but for the present relationship He offered. Abraham longed for and enjoyed the company of Jesus. When Abraham talked with Jesus under the trees in front of his tent, what a joy it must have been.
When Jacob lay down to sleep, while running from his brother Esau, the dream he had brought him comfort. When Jacob wrestled with Jesus on his way home, even though the “wrestling” may have been challenging, afterwards, he had a profound sense of gratitude that the presence of God was with Him.
Jesus has been “coming” to be with His people since Adam. He loves, He craves our friendship and presence. Few of us understand that concept. Many today claim to be waiting in excitement for the “coming” of Jesus. Yet, very few want Him “coming” into their daily lives. Even fewer have any idea of the circumstances surrounding His coming. They are not prepared. The churches are not teaching people how to prepare for His coming. For most it is just the hype.
I pray that you will carefully listen to what is said in order to prepare yourself for the coming of the Christ.
Mark 13:1 to Mark 14:11
As Jesus was leaving the Temple (church), one of his disciples told him, “Look, Teacher, what large stones and what beautiful buildings!”
We do the same today. We ogle churches, cathedrals and other beautiful places of worship. I did. I spent a year in Germany while serving in the Army. I learned photography there. I took over 10,000 pictures. Most were of cathedrals and castles. I was impressed. We reverence the buildings and stand in awe of the architecture and the history. But none of those buildings, none of our churches, will get us into heaven. What is being taught in our churches is no different than what was being taught in the temple and churches of Christ’s day. Why do you think He left? Nothing of salvation value was taught. When any religious organization stops teaching the teachings of Jesus to stop sinning, be perfect and to keep the Ten Commandments to get our eternal life, it has apostatized, and we must do as Jesus did and walk away from our churches. None are living as Jesus commands.
“After a long and severe conflict, the faithful few decided to dissolve all union with the apostate church if she still refused to free herself from falsehood and idolatry. They saw that separation was an absolute necessity if they would obey the word of God. They dared not tolerate errors fatal to their own souls and set an example which would imperil the faith of their children and children’s children. To secure peace and unity, they were ready to make any concession consistent with fidelity to God; but they felt that even peace would be too dearly purchased at the sacrifice of principle. If unity could be secured only by the compromise of truth and righteousness, then let there be difference, and even war.
“Well would it be for the church and the world if the principles that actuated those steadfast souls were revived in the hearts of God’s professed people. There is an alarming indifference in regard to the doctrines which are the pillars of the Christian faith. The opinion is gaining ground, that, after all, these are not of vital importance. This degeneracy is strengthening the hands of the agents of Satan, so that false theories and fatal delusions which the faithful in ages past imperiled their lives to resist and expose, are now regarded with favor by thousands who claim to be followers of Christ.” GC 45, 46.
Today, our apostate churches are filled with idolatry, false theories and fatal delusions such as “saved by grace”, “unconditional love of God”, “can’t be perfect”, “can’t be sinless”, “can’t keep the Ten Commandments” and just “go to church”. The “goody-goody” religion of today is no different than the pagan religions of old.
“Do you see these large buildings?” Jesus responded. “Not one stone here will be left on another that will not be torn down.”
Jesus says the same today of our denominations, religions and churches. He is not impressed with them. They will not stand when Jesus comes. All who are involved with them will be destroyed: cast down. Those going to church are not preparing themselves for Heaven. Follow the example of Jesus and leave!
As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives facing the Temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew were asking him privately, “Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign when these things will be put into effect?”
We really need to be sitting with Jesus and asking the same questions of Him. He wants to tell us. What is in the Bible, including Revelation, is not the extent of what Jesus has to tell us of His coming. He has more. He has been revealing much more to me. But few want to hear it. Most just sit in church thinking their membership gives them the right to be lifted off this planet and taken to Heaven.
Jesus began to say to them, “See to it that no one deceives you.
Precisely! Everyone sitting in church is being deceived. They are taught some Bible facts, but the truths of those facts are not being understood. They are not being told the “truth”. No different than the church of Christ’s day in its teaching about the coming Messiah. Very few want to hear the truth.
Many will come in my name and say, ‘I AM,’ and they will deceive many people.
There are the obvious, those who claim to be “Jesus”. However, we give them no mind. But what about those who claim to be “the Church of God”? Or what about those who claim to be “the Remnant”? Claiming to be the “I AM” or the “Christ” or “Jesus” can express itself in many different ways. The focus here was not so much what they claimed as what they were teaching. In other words, the emphases here was not on the “I AM” but on “they will deceive many people”. And so they have. All churches, religions, independent ministries and denominations are deceiving “many people” by claiming to be “of God”.
Claiming to “be Christ” or to “be of Christ” is the same if what is taught is deceiving people into thinking they must belong to your church or denomination, or as you think, to be of Jesus and go to heaven. Any church, denomination, religion, pastor, minister, independent ministry, preacher who is not teaching the teachings of Jesus to be perfect, stop sinning and keep the Ten Commandments to get your eternal life, is not of God and will not prepare you for Heaven. “Whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life.”John 3:36.
But when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, stop being alarmed. These things must take place, but the end hasn’t come yet, . . .
Many in Paul’s day thought Jesus was coming back very soon. Paul put a stop to that. When the first millennial came around many thought Jesus was coming because of the feud and break-up of the Catholic Church into the Eastern Orthodox Church and Western Catholic Church. Then, at the time of Martin Luther, and the Protestant Reformation, many thought the coming of Jesus was imminent. They had this understanding because they were not looking at all the facts. They chose to view certain events through their own “rose-colored glasses”. But Jesus did not come.
Again, in the 1800s, there was a worldwide “Great Awakening” in which many churches were preaching the “soon coming” of Jesus. Why, because of the build-up to the Civil War in the 1860s. Then, the cry went out again in the early 1900s just before World War I in 1914. Then again in the 1930s and 1940s with the build-up to World War II. Yet again, Christ did not return. Since then, certain people and denominations have been continuing the “Christ is coming” cry over every conflict that has taken place. Christ hasn’t come. As the saying goes, “A stopped watch is correct twice a day”. At some point, yes, Jesus will come. But many lives will have been lost because of the false claims of His coming.
Why were the people deceived? The “Great Awakening” of the 1800s was allowed by God in order to draw the attention of the world to a very specific change of administration in the courts of Heaven. Jesus moved from the Holy Place into the Most Holy Place in 1844 to begin the Investigative Judgment. Jesus came, not to the earth, but to the Father. Daniel 7:13. People needed to understand that Heaven was in the process of now preparing for the coming of Christ. But He wasn’t coming to earth, yet. This was just the prep phase.
Since then, churches and individuals have continued to sound the “cry”, erroneously, because they refuse to accept reality. They are not looking at the facts. They love the “rose-colored glasses” their churches, denominations and independent ministries have given them. It makes them feel superior to claim that they know Jesus is coming. It brings in a lot of money. But Jesus is not happy with them. All that hype is not preparing people for the coming of Jesus.
. . . because nation will rise up in arms against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes and famines in various places. (“And all these are the beginning of sorrows.” Young’s Literal Translation)
Today we are beginning to actually see the fulfilment of that text being fulfilled. However, again, we are not to jump to the conclusion that Jesus is coming “soon”. If you noticed, I used the YLT for the last part of that quote. Many translations say “birth pangs” or “birth pains”, but that is not the concept. “Beginning of sorrows” is a better translation. At first it was rumors of wars. Now it is “nation will rise up in arms against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.” That is an actuality. But that was not to indicate the “coming” of Christ, but the “beginning of sorrows”. Much sorrow has taken place since World War I. It has continued to increase.
My wife gave birth to four children. When each was conceived she had no idea. There was no difference in her feelings or physical appearance. However, about six weeks after conception she began her “sorrow” pains. She started getting morning sickness. From there on out, “sorrow” increased the closer she got to actual birth.
The same is happening in our physical world. No time in the history of the world has there been a time like this since World War I. All conflicts prior to World War I were “local”. From World War I on, conflicts became global. That is important to keep in mind.
Then there are the “earthquakes and famines in various places”. These are becoming more and more frequent and “in various places” that never experienced them in recorded history. But again, the key phrase is “stop being alarmed”. And yet, how many people and churches, denominations and religions keep sounding the alarm. Totally against the command of Jesus.
“As for yourselves, be on your guard! People will hand you over to local councils, and you will be beaten in their synagogues. You will stand before governors and kings to testify to them because of me.
Now we are getting to the crux of the whole point. You see, God is not concerned about the wars and rumors of wars. He isn’t concerned about the nations fighting each other. He isn’t concerned about “Global Warming”. What God is concerned with is when it affects His children, as when Cain killed Abel. Every nation that has come on the scene has been allowed to prosper until it began hurting God’s children. Then its downfall began. That even included the nation, or church, that was of God, but then apostatized and began persecuting God’s children; then it was destroyed. Like the nation of Israel, the United States of America was also called out from the world to be a “Christian” nation. God blessed this nation while it was giving Him the glory and recognizing Him as supreme. As long as His Ten Commandment principles were lived and taught, this nation was kept strong by God. However, that is no longer the case. Watch very carefully if you want to know when Jesus will come. Throw out everything you have been taught and listen carefully to what God is saying. Christians in this country are now being persecuted. Even the denominations and churches going to church on the Sabbath are persecuting God’s people who teach the truth.
But first, the gospel must be proclaimed to all nations.
People ask, why do you stress keeping the Ten Commandments and living the sinless, perfect life? Because that is the “Gospel” Jesus taught. Jesus can’t come back until the “gospel” has been “proclaimed to all nations”. Well, you say, all the world has heard about Jesus. Yes, you are correct. But Jesus didn’t say, the “Name” of Jesus must be proclaimed to all nations. He said, “the gospel must be proclaimed to all nations”. The “Gospel” is not about Jesus. The “Good News” Jesus taught is the fact that we can live the perfect, sinless and commandment keeping life to get to Heaven.
Let’s go back to the beginning. Why is there pain, misery and death in the world today? Oh, you say, because of sin. Ok, and why is there sin in the world today? Because Adam and Eve broke the Ten Commandments. They stopped living the perfect and sinless obedient life. All Heaven was a place of sinless, commandment keeping perfection until Lucifer lifted up his heart in pride against God and His Ten Commandments of love. Isaiah 14:12, 13. It was the breaking of the Ten Commandments that has brought about all this destruction.
Now, the “Good News”, or the “Gospel”, is the “everlasting gospel” that is to be proclaimed “to those who live on earth—to every nation, tribe, language, and people”. Revelation 14:6. It is “everlasting”. That means, it has existed from the beginning with God. God gave the “everlasting gospel” to every created being in the universe when they were brought intoexistence. If they kept the Ten Commandments perfectly, they would live forever. If they sinned, they would beexterminated. (Genesis 2:17). That is the Good News. After sin, only one caveat was added to the “everlasting gospel”: “stop sinning”. God allowed sinners one chance, a time of probation, to come back into favor with Him. That is called “Grace” and is given to every single person. Through repentance, allowed by grace, they could “stop sinning” and attain to the perfect, sinless and commandment keeping life in order to earn back their eternal life. That is the “Gospel”. Matthew 19:17.
So, where does that leave us today. The “everlasting gospel” has not been preached to the whole world. The early disciples of Christ preached it, but it wasn’t to the “whole” world. By the 3rd century the Catholic Church had hijacked the “gospel” and perverted it. They made it about the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Therefore, Jesus can’t come until the original, “eternal gospel” is taught to every single individual on the face of the whole earth. Now you understand why the devil is working so hard to preach “Saved by Grace”, “the Love of God”, “You Can’t Keep the Commandments”, “No One Is Perfect”, and so on. As long as the Gospel: stop sinning, be perfect and keep the Ten Commandments is not taught to every single person on the face of the earth, Lucifer can continue to live. John 5:14, Matthew 5:48; 19:17.
The next question is, Why must “every” person hear the gospel? It has to do with justice. If someone accused you of a crime, wouldn’t you want justice? God could have destroyed Lucifer and the whole world when Adam and Eve sinned. However, if God had done that, the other intelligent beings in the universe would have served God out of terror and not love. God’s government is a government of love and service. The devil’s government is a government of selfishness, control and “me”. Since the other created beings did not understand how destructive sin was, having never experienced it, the justice of God allowed sin to do its baleful work so all could understand His justice in destroying all who wanted to sin.
We are told in Revelation 13:16 that “all people” on the face of the earth will be forced to serve the devil through the “beast” force. That means, the governments of the world must be able to force every single person to reject God. That is why God must bring His “gospel” to every single person in the world. That could not have happened before 2020. But today, with every person owning a cell phone, it is possible.
The world is going through a “liberal”, socialistic expansion of “freedom”. Freedom from religion, “freedom” from laws and controls. “Freedom” from duties and responsibilities. However, it is a deceptive “freedom”. True socialism that the Democratic party wants to impose on the world is a cover for total control over every person who does not think as they want you to think. Ever hear of “political correctness”? All sins will be legalized while all righteousness will be outlawed. You can see that happening today with drugs and sex. Criminals are the “good guys” and treated as victims. They are let out of prisons to roam and terrorize society. They are being allowed to vote while in prison. Those who want to live righteously are the “bad guys” for not giving the “good guys” the right to live wickedly. This experiment will continue until the world realizes it only brings pain, sorrow, destruction, chaos and death. How long before that happens?
Eventually, the pendulum will swing back to “sanity”. As you can see today, the Democratic powers are promoting rioting and demonstrations that are causing chaos and destruction throughout the world. They start the demonstrations and riots and then blame it all on those who want what is lawful and right. There will be no peace or safety for anyone. Then the people will rise up against the anarchy and bring back “peace and safety” with “law and order”. The Bible has predicted the world will come under dictatorship. And that is how it will happen. The whole world will come to the recognition that God’s Ten Commandments are the only solution to chaos and rebellion. Since the laws of man cannot change the heart, the keeping of the Ten Commandments will be mandated in the schools, and all society, in order to bring peace and safety. Therefore, the governments of the world will enact world-wide enforcement of the Ten Commandments. All of them, that is, except for one, the 4th commandment. Sunday, the 1st day of the week, will be substituted for the 7th-day Sabbath. That includes all Jews, the state of Israel, Muslims, China and India. How long will that take?
Therefore, when the world sees this small minority, the remnant 144,000, who refuse to bow down to the pagan-Catholic Sunday law, the world will blame Sabbath keepers for all the troubles of the world. A death decree will then be ordered against all who keep the Sabbath holy in honor of God’s 4th commandment. That is when Jesus will have the legal right to come and destroy the world. As the world has decreed death to those who keep God’s Sabbath in violation of man’s law, so God will then have the legal right to decree death to those who violate His Sabbath by keeping Sunday holy. “Whatever you want people to do for you, do the same for them.” Luke 6:31. That is why every single person on the earth must hear the everlasting gospel to stop sinning, be perfect and to keep the Ten Commandments to get their eternal life. All must be able to make the decision individually. Salvation is an individual matter, not a church or collective matter.
As you watch the events unfold, be watching the Muslims. Since the whole world will be keeping Sunday “holy” and outlawing the keeping of the Sabbath, what will turn the Muslims from Friday, their “holy” day, to Sunday? How long will that take? How about the Jewish nation of Israel? How long will it take for them to change their “holy” day from Saturday to Sunday? How about China or India? Now you understand why Jesus is not coming “soon”. He can only come when the events He predicted come to pass.
Those whom God raised up in the 1800s to teach the true gospel to the world no longer teach it. They have accepted the pagan “gospel”. They have apostatized as Israel did. There is a “Christian bubble” in the religious world. Soon it will pop. God saw that there was no one teaching the “Everlasting Gospel” to the world, therefore, He raised up this ministry to carry on His movement. As John the Baptist was the forerunner of the “coming” of Jesus to the Jewish nation, so this little ministry has been raised up as the forerunner to the second coming of Jesus. Let us do all we can to work with Jesus in preparing for His second coming.
“When they take you away and hand you over for trial, don’t worry ahead of time about what you will say. Instead, say whatever is given to you at that time, because it won’t be you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.
It is amazing how our churches refuse to listen to Jesus. He keeps telling them “don’t worry”, “stop being alarmed”, and yet, our churches are all worrying and alarmed about the events that are happening. Stop worrying. All that worry is only doing one thing, keeping you from living the perfect, sinless and commandment keeping life Jesus commands you to live. All these worldly conflicts are actually for the benefit of God’s people. If it were not for the worldly conflicts, the world would come after us Sabbath keepers. Therefore, thank God for the worldly conflicts right now. Get out of your church and go home and begin preparing your life, your family and your neighborhood for the coming of Jesus into your lives now. Unless He is IN your life now, He will not be “coming” for you.
Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death.
That is the natural consequence of living the righteous life. If you are going to church, and are not experiencing persecution, you are not living the righteous life. If you live the righteous, perfect, sinless life, you will be kicked out of your church. You will be persecuted. 2 Timothy 3:12.
You will be hated continuously by everyone because of my name. But the person who endures to the end will be saved.”
Do you understand what “endures” mean? It doesn’t mean sitting in church. It doesn’t mean “I believe in Jesus”. It means to endure by saying “no” to sin. It means enduring to live the perfect, sinless and commandment keeping life. Only those who have “overcome” or “gained the victory” over sin as Jesus lived: perfect and sinlessly, will sit down with Jesus in Heaven. Revelation 3:21.
“So when you see the destructive desecration standing where it should not be (let the reader take note), then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains. The one who is on his housetop must not come down and go into his house to take anything out of it, and the one who is in the field must not turn back to get his coat.
What is the “destructive desecration standing where it should not be”? Anything that is taught contrary to the truth is a “destructive desecration” to human salvation. There is only one truth to the one way which leads to the one and only eternal life. Therefore, what would be taught that would be so destructive to cause such a desecration to our eternal life? And whatever it is, it is being taught from a place it should not be taught from; standing where it should not be.
The Bible is the source for all truth. It is the “Word of God”. Before there was a “Bible”, God dwelt in the sanctuary Moses built. Eventually, God physically dwelt in the Temple Solomon built. From the Most Holy Place, the Word of God was proclaimed to the people. Today, that which is taught as the “Word of God” in the churches and from religious institutions has become desecrated by the addition of human wisdom. The truth that we must “work out our salvation” (Philippians 2:12) has been replaced with “Saved by Grace” (Found nowhere in the Bible) for our eternal life.
The “saved by grace” concept is a very destructive, overspreading abomination that is causing desolation to the cause of God and the human soul. Through it, every imaginable sin is being committed under the sanctity of religion and the church. Through it, the Law of God is being eradicated from the churches. “Saved by grace” should not be standing in any church, religion or denomination. Now you see how close we are to the coming of Jesus. (Let the reader take note).
Right now, we are to flee “Jerusalem”, our churches, our denominations and all religions. Take nothing of their teachings with you. Get out and do not look back as Lot’s wife did. It is now you must learn to stand alone and know God personally in order to stand during the days of trouble such as never were. If you stay in your church, you will be lost.
“How terrible it will be for women who are pregnant or who are nursing babies in those days! Pray that it may not be in winter, because those days will be a time of suffering, a kind that has not happened from the beginning of God’s creation until now, and certainly will never happen again. If the Lord had not shortened those days, no one would be saved. But for the sake of the elect whom he has chosen, he has shortened those days.
When the international Sunday Law goes into effect, probation for the human race closes in Heaven. The books will be closed and all cases for eternal life and eternal death will have been decided. Probation will close at Passover. For seven months the righteous will have to live without sin. That is why we must now get into the habit of living without sin. Jesus will come at the time of the Feast of Trumpets. The trumpets of God will blow and the righteous will be redeemed and the wicked destroyed at the brightness of His coming.
“At that time, if anyone says to you, ‘Look! Here is the Messiah!’, or, ‘Look! There he is!’, don’t believe it, because false messiahs and false prophets will appear and produce signs and omens to deceive, if possible, the elect.
All churches, all religions and all denominations are “false prophets”. They are all teaching lies. Not one is teaching people how to prepare to live the perfect, sinless and commandment keeping life. Just because they mix their poison in with some Bible truth, doesn’t make the poison any less deadly. It makes it even deadlier.
So be on your guard! I’ve told you everything before it happens.”
Yes He has! But who is listening? The churches are not. The denominations are not. The religious organizations are not. Everyone is teaching “saved by grace” and “come to church”. We are totally asleep. The world and all religions, churches and denominations are in the Laodicean state.
“But after the suffering of those days, ‘The sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light, the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of heaven will be shaken loose.’
All prophecies have more than one fulfillment. They had fulfillment to those they were given to. Therefore, I am sure the darkening of the sun and moon, the “falling of the stars” and the powers of heaven being shaken took place for the disciples. Those events, within degrees, did take place at the cross. They probably took place again before the destruction of Jerusalem. They took place at the close of the twenty-three hundred days when Jesus moved from the Holy to the Most Holy Place. They will take place in greater power just before the close of probation and the coming of Jesus.
Then people will see ‘the Son of Man coming in clouds’ with great power and glory. He will send out his angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.”
Why is Jesus coming? To take His saints, those “who keep the commandments of God”, to Heaven. Revelation 14:12. All saints: those living and those sleeping in their graves since Adam. Jesus will call the sleeping saints to rise up and join Him in the air. 1 Thessalonians 4:16.
“Now learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branches become tender and it produces leaves, you know that summer is near. In the same way, when you see these things taking place, you will know that the Son of Man is near, right at the door.
He is “right at the door”. He will open it when the signs He has given are fulfilled. That is why it is not about the “day or hour” but events. When every person on the face of the earth has made the decision to keep or reject the Sabbath holy. And let me be plain on this, being “holy” is not going to church. holy is living the sinless, perfect and commandment keeping life. All must decide whether they will go along with their churches and the world or stand up and be persecuted by living the perfect, sinless and commandment keeping life.
I tell you with certainty, this generation will not disappear until all these things take place. Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear.”
As Jesus was mixing both metaphors for the destruction of Jerusalem with the destruction of the earth, that generation did not disappear before the signs for them were fulfilled and Jerusalem was destroyed. Today, the signs are being fulfilled and the generation alive when they are all fulfilled will also be alive on the face of the earth when Jesus comes. God’s words never disappear. You can count your life on His Words. The churches are doing everything in their power to make His Words disappear, but He will not allow it. Some of us are standing up and keeping those words alive in the world.
“No one knows when that day or hour will come—not the angels in heaven, not the Son, but only the Father.
We do not know the “day or hour”, but we can know the year. By watching for the Muslims to accept Sunday as their holy day, you will know that His coming is very near.
Be careful! Watch out! Because you don’t know when the time will come.
We do not know when these signs will come to fruition. We are to watch and be careful that we do not go to sleep in our churches. We must work while we have daylight. Soon the night of persecution will settle down over us and we will not be ready. Unless you are striving, working, to live the perfect, sinless and commandment keeping life, you will never make it.
It’s like a man who went on a trip. As he left home, he put his servants in charge, each with his own work, and he ordered the doorkeeper to be alert.
We are the servants Jesus left behind when He went back to Heaven. Each of us are to serve those around us. Each of us is to stand at the door, listening and being alert for the sound of the Master’s coming. This ministry was called to be a “doorkeeper”. As I listen and hear the faint footsteps of the Master’s approach, I am alerting you. Will you take heed? We are to be “teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:20. Are you doing that?
So keep on watching, because you don’t know when the master of the house is coming—whether in the evening, at three o’clock in the morning, or at dawn. Otherwise, he may come suddenly and find you asleep.
Everyone is sound asleep. Simply belching out, “Jesus is Coming” is not proving you are awake. You are doing more damage with your “belching” than watching. Too much mouth and not enough eyes. We are to stay wake and be alert. Those are two very different concepts. You can be “awake” without being “alert”. Get out of your church and become alert, sharing this information with all around you.
I’m telling you what I’m telling everyone: Be alert!”
“Everyone” is to be alert. None are to depend on the church, the pastor or the denomination. You must know what God wants you to know. That is why He has raised up this ministry to give you a “heads-up”. Will you lift up your head and be alert?
Now it was two days before the Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread. The high priests and the scribes were looking for a way to arrest Jesus secretly and to have him put to death, because they kept saying, “This must not happen during the festival. Otherwise, there’ll be a riot among the people.”
Jesus was taking the eyes of the people away from the church. The leaders could not tolerate that. They received their pride, ego, wealth, retirement, honor and “worship” from the church. If people didn’t go to church, how would they keep their pride, ego, wealth, retirement, honor and “worship”? No! Jesus had to die.
The churches today do not want a “resurrected” Jesus. They only want the Name in order to pretend they are serving Jesus. That way, the people will come and think they are being taught how to have eternal life. It is amazing that church says, “come to church” while Jesus says, “come to Me” and “Keep the Ten Commandments to get your eternal life”. People are sound asleep in their churches.
While Jesus was in Bethany sitting at the table in the home of Simon the leper, a woman arrived with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume made from pure nard. She broke open the jar and poured the perfume on his head.
Mary loved Jesus. She wasn’t in church wasting her money. She wasn’t giving to religious organizations that had nothing to do with changing the life. After all, she was a good Jew and had gone to church. Jesus had changed her life, not church. She wanted to be with Jesus, not church hypocrisy. She was willing to pour out her life savings on Jesus. Has your life been changed?
Irritated, some who were there asked one another, “Why was the perfume wasted like this?
Yes, there will be those who will think you are wasting your money on this little ministry. Don’t worry about them. This is God’s ministry, and through it lives are being changed. If you give your life to the teachings of this ministry, your life will be changed.
This perfume could have been sold for more than 300 denarii and the money given to the destitute.” So they got extremely angry with her.
You see, most churches, denominations and religious organizations want you giving to them so they can feed the poor, clothe the naked and shelter the homeless. That is all fine and well. But, the “programs” those organizations have are only a front to make money. They are not teaching the people how to prepare for Heaven. A little goes to the “programs” while the bulk goes to their personal selfishness. Just as Judas wanted to take the money for himself, while claiming it was for the poor. It is all a scam. Judas, along with our churches, denominations and religious organizations are all thieves. Stealing your money and your eternal life.
But Jesus said, “Leave her alone. Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing for me, because you will always have the destitute with you and can help them whenever you want, but you will not always have me.
The poor will always be with us. You can always help them if you wish. You don’t need a church to do that. However, doing for Jesus is a rare privilege. This ministry may not be around, as Jesus was not going to be around much longer. Since this ministry was called by God, as Moses was called by God, those who minister to this ministry find they are doing a “beautiful thing for Me”. Time is short. Let us make sure our funds are going to those ministries that are teaching people how to live the perfect, sinless and commandment keeping life: not church.
She has done what she could. She poured perfume on my body in preparation for my burial.
As Mary prepared Jesus for His burial, are we preparing ourselves, and those around us, for His second coming? Take this information and share it with all around you. Then Jesus will be able to say of you, “you have ‘done what you could’”.
The Spirit of God has instructed me to put these newsletters into book format. You may ask for the “Book of Matthew, with Commentary”. Or the Book of John or Mark or any of the books of the Bible this ministry has used in the newsletters. Share them with those around you.
I tell you with certainty, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told as a memorial to her.”
Again, I cannot stress enough, it isn’t about proclaiming the name of Jesus to the world. It’s about proclaiming the GOSPEL to the world. That gospel is what Jesus has been proclaiming to the universe since the creation of everything: be perfect and keep the Ten Commandments for your eternal life. The only thing all of us on this planet have to do is repent and stop sinning in our lives. Peter in his first letter tells us that we are to live in “obedience to Jesus Christ”. (1 Peter 1:2) Let’s start doing that. Mary did that! That is why what Mary did will be told as a memorial to her.
Then Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve, went to the high priests to betray Jesus to them.
There are those who have been a part of this ministry, but when they realized that there was nothing to gain by it, no ego, no pride, no recognition, etc., they left to betray it.
After they had listened to him, they were delighted and promised to give him money. So, he began to look for a good opportunity to betray him.
That is why this ministry must be alert. You must be alert. Our churches, denominations and religious organizations will be delighted to betray you if you stand up for God’s truth. They will offer you money, positions and lots of opportunity to betray this ministry and Jesus Christ. The devil hates this ministry. Turn your eyes to Jesus and keep them there.