There is Only One Day of Judgment

And that Makes the 
“Bema Seat Judgment”  Yet Another False Doctrine

April 30, 2018

With the LAST DAY of this Human Race fast approaching -- a question was recently asked on an International Bible Prophecy Program if “the Timing of the Rapture” mattered to one’s Salvation.  And the 2 Television Evangelists hosting the show both agreed wholeheartedly that it DID NOT -- which explains where we are today on Christ’s Prophetic Timeline.  For while Christ explicitly prophesies that the Rapture will take place on the LAST DAY of this Present Age of Humanity – Man says “NO!!!” -- that Christ somehow got it all WRONG. 

And sadly the word “last” in Bible Prophecy is more and more becoming like the word “is” in Bill Clinton’s vocabulary when he made the infamous remark to cover up his lies when he said: “It depends upon what your definition of “is” is” on Aug. 17, 1998!!!

LYING has almost become an art form today -- but in God’s economy it is still the 9th of the 10 Commandments that He gave us to obey when He told us NOT to LIE or bear False Witness against our neighbor.  But there have always been “serial liars” who LIE to deceive others just as their Father THE DEVIL does.  And clearly some of those “serial liars” were the Esteemed Religious Jewish Leaders of Christ’s Day when He condemned the Pharisees and the Sadducees by saying to them:

“You are of your Father THE DEVIL, and the desires of your Father you want to do.  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 LIE, he speaks from his own resources, for he is A LIAR and the Father of it.  But because I tell THE TRUTH, you do not believe Me.” (John 8:44-45)

And clearly -- the Esteemed Religious Jewish Leaders of Christ’s Day were no different from the False Prophets who were also LIARS in Jeremiah’s Day when we read Christ instructing Jeremiah to pronounce a condemnation on the False Prophets of his day with these harsh words:

Also I have seen a horrible thing in the Prophets of Jerusalem: they commit adultery and walk in lies; they also strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that no one turns back from his wickedness.  All of them are like Sodom to Me, and her inhabitants like Gomorrah.” (AND SO IT GOES TODAY!!!) (Jeremiah 23:14)

CLEARLY – sin has been the norm since the Garden of Eden.  For certainly because of Adam and Eve’s sin of disobeying Christ – the consequence of their rebelling against God meant that every last one of us in this Human Race would be born with a sin nature.  But notice that Christ had Jeremiah speak in particular to the Prophets that He was the most angry with who were the Prophets who were suppose to be leading His people in the Old Testament away from sinning -- but were actually leading them into SIN for they themselves were liars and adulterers. 

Sadly -- the things they taught and the example of their own sinful behavior did NOT turn those they were suppose to Sheppard for the Lord away from SIN – but only strengthened it.  And it was also the Esteemed Religious Jewish Leaders who were False Prophets that Christ went after so harshly in His own Day on Earth – for again they were the ones who were responsible for the Spiritual well being of His people and were themselves Liars and “hypocrites” and “children of the DEVIL and of HELL” as Christ called them. 

And today sin has only gotten worse now that it is obvious that SATAN has been LOOSED to fight this Final Spiritual Battle of TRUTH AND LIES and Good and Evil.  And because of Satan’s deceptions -- Man’s sinning is now NEVER seen as a sin against GOD -- but is ALWAYS excused away as being the fault of something or someone else. 

In other words – SIN is NEVER accountable to the person who commits it.  For Sin is called  “a mistake” – or “an error” – or “poor judgment” – and it is ALWAYS justified and blamed on circumstances -- for almost NO ONE admits their own sins today. 

And if one is deceived into thinking that their behavior is NOT rebelling against God which ALL SIN IS – then they will never understand that this Final Spiritual Battle is MAN AT WAR with Christ and His Word.

And the evidence that demands a verdict that the Sin of LYING has now become an “art form” that has reached a crescendo – is the evidence that it is now present in ALL areas of Government – for even the highest Offices of the Land all around the Globe including our own in the United States are saturated with “serial liars.”  HONESTLY -- one only has to hear Bret Bair’s recent interview with Jim Comey on his program on Thursday to understand this TRUTH.  Fortunately Trey Gowdy was wise enough to make this very astute observation in regard to the interview and then remarked to Tucker Carlson later on his show something that all of us should be brave enough to EXPOSE when he said:

“Jim Comey has a definition of the word “leak” that no one else has.  What he says is a “leak” is what the rest of us call a “felony.”  Leaking is disclosing confidential conversation which is exactly what he did.” (end of quote)

The “serial lying” today that is going on in the highest offices of Government is just evidence that Satan has DECEIVED the people who should know right from wrong that lying is acceptable if it achieves ones goal which they think is just.  But when men think that SIN is REALLY NOT SIN and LYING is somehow acceptable when it is STILL a Sin in Christ’s eyes – then “Houston we have a problem” as the saying goes.  And the problem is that Satan’s Primary Weapon in this Final Spiritual Battle is MIND CONTROL.  And it is the DECEPTION of the Masses which is causing this time of Great Tribulation for those of us True Prophets of Christ who are striving to be faithful to Christ and His TRUTHS.  And certainly one of those TRUTHS is that LYING is a SIN!!!   

John’s 3rd Vision is Being Fulfilled Right Before Our Eyes

What we are witnessing today is what Christ REVEALED to John in his 3rd Vision – that before His 2nd Coming the testimony of the 2 Witnesses would be “killed and silenced” as we read recorded in Revelation Chapter 11.  And what Christ wanted to convey by REVEALING this vision of the “killing and silencing” of the testimony of the 2 Witnesses to John  was a CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE of His True Prophets coming with THE TRUTH of His Word who have had their witness of THE TRUTH “cut off” in this Final Spiritual Battle which is raging on Earth today.  For this Final Spiritual Battle is a battle of TRUTH and LIES.

And clearly since Christ’s Word is the only TRUTH in this World then when the TRUTH of those of us who speak for Christ is “cut off” by being “killed and silenced” by Satan’s False Prophets as John saw in his 3rd Vision of these End-Times -- then it represents MAN AT WAR with Christ and His Word.  For it just can’t be reiterated enough that Christ’s Words are THE TRUTH and Satan’s words are LIES.  Which is why Christ explicitly tells us:

“I am the way and THE TRUTH and the life.  NO ONE comes to the Father except through me.” (and it stands to reason that no one has THE TRUTH if they are a False Prophet in League with Satan who Christ said is the Father of LIES!!!)  (John 14:6)

And regardless of what World Renowned Bible Prophecy Experts teach relentlessly that “Armageddon” is a Military Battle fought over the “Promised Land” that belongs to the Jews in the Middle East today – Christ taught that this Final Battle will be a SPIRITUAL BATTLE with Satan leading a rebellion of MAN AT WAR with Him and His Word and us True Prophets of His bringing His Words of TRUTH.  And that Satan’s Primary Weapon would be DECEPTION – NOT WMD’s -- even though Satan has those in his Arsenal of weapons also. 

Christ REVEALED to John in his 7th Vision recorded in Revelation Chapter 20 -- that the Promised Land that this Final Spiritual Battle would be fought over is the SPIRITUAL CITY of Heavenly Jerusalem where all of us True Prophets of Christ exist today in our saved soul existence here on Earth.

And if one has the Spiritual eyes to see it and THE MIND OF CHRIST to understand the CRYPTIC MESSAGE of John’s 3rd Vision of the testimony of Christ’s 2 Witnesses being “killed and silenced” in this Final Spiritual Battle – then one can see that this Final Battle is heating up BIG TIME.  For not only is this a Political battle -- but also a religious war with the vast majority of “so called” World Renowned Bible Prophecy Experts CLEARLY AT WAR with Christ and His Word when it comes to the simple TRUTH of even the meaning of the word “last” in Bible Prophecy. 

For when Christ said that He would Rapture His True Prophets on the LAST DAY of this Human Race – they seem to think that the word “last” doesn’t really mean “last” and that this DAY somehow does NOT matter in Christ’s DIVINE PLAN and Eschatology.  All I can say is – “REALLY?! – You’ve got to be kidding!!!”

Quite Frankly – I find it heartbreaking indeed that so many “so called” World Renowned Bible Prophecy Experts as they love to call one another -- could take the most important day of Human History so glibly.  For the soon to come infamous “LAST DAY” is the very Day that Christ taught that He would not only Return to Rapture us “Elect” that He had chosen to save out of this Human Race – but it would be the LAST DAY of this Present Age of Humanity when He would Judge those that He had NOT chosen to save out of this Human Race.  And that makes the LAST DAY of utmost importance to everyone who has ever lived on this Planet Earth -- for that Day will decide where everyone will spend Eternity – THINK ABOUT IT!!!

Man is At War with Christ and His Word

It should be obvious that the reason why we now have a plethora of False Doctrines in this 21st Century -- is because MAN IS AT WAR with Christ and His Word today which Christ prophesied would be a prelude to His 2nd Coming.  For He prophesied that the #1 Sign of His Return would be SPIRITUAL DECLENSION and that there would be “a great falling away” from the faith and THE TRUTH of His Word. 

And that Spiritual Declension certainly includes accepting His TRUTH about the Timing of the Rapture and the Final Events of History leading up to the Day of His Return which is what Eschatology is – the study of the Millennial Kingdom of Christ and His DIVINE PLAN concerning the LAST Final Events of History.  And it is Christ’s True Eschatology that I have dedicated the last 20 years of my life in studying so that I could speak for Christ and be a reflection of His Light in a world that so desperately needs to hear THE TRUTH.

And certainly out of all of the False Doctrines that are circulating today in the World of Christendom -- one of the more frequently asked questions is that of the “Bema Seat Judgment” for Christians.   But HONESTLY -- if the BIBLICAL TRUTH of Judgment Day was ever addressed -- which sadly it never is -- then clearly NO ONE would believe in “a Bema Seat Judgment.”  For this Doctrine is no more than a False Doctrine that denies THE TRUTH of Christ’s Word about the Final Judgment of Mankind.  In other words -- it clearly promotes THE LIE that there are 2 Judgments when Christ taught only ONE Final Judgment and NO Bema Seat Judgment of handing out rewards for good works done by believers here on Earth. 

But sadly -- it is the False Eschatology of Dispensational Pre-Millennialism which most Evangelical Christians have accepted as THE TRUTH -- that teaches this untruth that there are two Judgments. 

And those two Judgments that Dispensational Pre-Millennialism teaches and almost all Evangelical Christians now believe in are: 1) the Bema Seat Judgment when “rewards” will be handed out to Believers for their good works or LACK of them while on Earth – and 2) the White Throne Judgment for the punishment of the unsaved for their refusal to accept Christ as their Lord and Savior and for their absence of good works and the punishment of sin.

In this Commentary I pray that I can give enough Biblical evidence that demands a verdict that there is only ONE Day of Judgment.  And that the word “last” means LAST at least in Christ’s vocabulary – for Christ uses the word “last” to describe both the Day that the Rapture will occur and the Final Judgment -- which are both on THE LAST DAY. 

And He explicitly teaches that there is NO Bema Seat Judgment for rewards -- but only one Final Day of Judgment and punishment poured out at His 2nd Coming on all those whose Names are NOT in His Book of Life.  For Christ taught that on that LAST DAY the 3RD LAST WOE which is also the LAST 7th Plague will be poured out on the unsaved unbelievers at the sound of the LAST 7th Trumpet – which makes the meaning of the word “last” extremely important. 

And that is why I also pray that I can prove that the Timing of the Rapture does in fact matter in Christ’s eyes.  Because according to Christ’s True Eschatology THE RAPTURE at His 2nd Coming is also the Final or LAST Event of this Present Age of Humanity.

There are no more Days After the “Last” Day!

CLEARLY – according to Christ the Rapture takes place on the LAST DAY.  And that means that anyone who refuses to believe this TRUTH has been DECEIVED by Satan in believing A LIE when it comes to the TRUTH of Salvation.  In other words -- they are under the “strong delusion” of Satan to think that the Timing of the Rapture does NOT matter. 

For clearly -- the reason that it matters -- is because there are NO more days after the LAST DAY for anyone to be given a 2nd Chance of believing THE TRUTH when it comes to Salvation – THINK ABOUT IT!!!    

According to Christ -- when the LAST DAY happens people will be going on with life as usual and the Heavens will be opened and Christ will appear in all of His Glory and will send out His Angels to take out His “Elect.” And those NOT taken will next find themselves standing before Christ’s Great White Throne with this present Heaven and Earth GONE!!!

In other words -- on the LAST DAY the Human Race will be over when the LAST TRUMPET is sounded by Christ.  And there will be no more Present Age of Humanity for there to be a great Revival led by the 2 Witnesses and the 144,000 to Evangelize those “Left Behind” which is the FALSE ESCHATOLOGY of Man.   For Christ REVEALED to John that the 2 Witnesses and the 144,000 represented His True Prophets on Earth that have ALREADY evangelized the whole world for Him between His 1st and His soon 2nd Coming -- that the whole Gospel Era is also the timing and the fulfillment of the 70th Week of Daniel’s Prophecy.   

For according to Christ -- Daniel’s 70th week prophecy is NOT Future – for He has been confirming His New Covenant of Grace with “the many” of us in His Book of Life for over 2000 years now when the Great Commission has been taking place.

So contrary to what World Renowned Bible Prophecy Experts teach – that Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy is a Future Prophecy for the Jews only – this 70th Week Prophecy that Christ REVEALED to Daniel of His confirming His New Covenant of Grace with those of us in His Book of Life -- has ALREADY been fulfilled.   For it just can’t be reiterated enough that Christ describes the 70th Week Prophecy of Daniel as the Great Commission that has been taking place now for over 2000 years of the whole Gospel Era. 

Which also means that after the LAST DAY of the Rapture -- that there will be NO Future Millennial Reign of Christ on Earth either.  For Christ’s Millennial Kingdom Reign has ALREADY been fulfilled  according to His Word which explicitly teaches that He inaugurated His Spiritual Millennial Kingdom of Heaven at the Cross.

And to prove that TRUTH – Christ had Paul prophesy that we have ALREADY been translated into the SPIRITUAL CITY of Heavenly Jerusalem when we were saved by Christ and He confirmed His New Covenant of Grace with us recorded in Colossians 1:13.  And that is why all that’s left to be fulfilled of Daniel 9:27 is the CONSUMMATION of Christ’s Millennial Kingdom of Heaven which will occur on the LAST DAY. 

CLEARLY – Christ REVEALED the TRUTH to Daniel about His New Covenant of Grace which is recorded in Daniel 9:27.  And that TRUTH is that on this extremely important LAST DAY of Humanity when Christ had finished confirming this Covenant with “the many” in His Book of Life – that THEN He will return to CONSUMMATE His Millennial Kingdom of Heaven.  For Christ’s resurrection from the dead is what made His Millennial Kingdom a REALITY – and His Coming again is what will CONSUMMATE IT.

Why the Timing of the Rapture Matters to Christ

Because this LAST DAY is the CONSUMMATION of Christ’s Millennial Kingdom on Earth -- it should never be thought of as an unimportant Day in Christ’s DIVINE PLAN of these Final Events of Human History.  And certainly knowing THE TRUTH that the Rapture happens on the LAST DAY really matters to our Salvation.  For the Timing of the Rapture and Judgment Day has EVERYTHING to do with both the Salvation and the Judgment of this whole Human Race since there are NO MORE DAYS after the LAST DAY to be saved.  THINK ABOUT IT!!! 

HONESTLY – proclaiming that the Timing of the Rapture doesn’t matter to Christ when it comes to Salvation is almost laughable if it wasn’t so tragic that Satan has used MIND CONTROL -- which is what the meaning of “strong delusion” is -- to deceive so much of Christendom today about the Timing of the Rapture.  According to Christ there will definitely be a LAST DAY when the Rapture will occur – for the Deliverance of us “Elect” is an extremely important part of Christ’s DIVINE PLAN for these Final Events in History!!! 

And that DAY of the Rapture is very significant indeed because Christ prophesied it will be on the LAST DAY of this Present Age of Humanity which will be the END of the Human Race.  In other words – it will happen AFTER the Great Tribulation at the 7thLAST Trumpet sound which Christ Himself will sound signaling the very END OF THE WORLD.

And Christ gave us a HIGHLY CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE of the END OF THIS WORLD when He will destroy the whole Universe by FIRE in just one day.  And He prophesies that it is when this Catastrophic Climatic Final Event in History will take place that the event known as THE RAPTURE will also happen.  For this Day is also a DAY OF DELIVERANCE when Christ will personally Return to take us True Prophets of His out of the way of the Fire of His Wrath that will be poured out on Satan and his False Prophets.

CLEARLY -- these cosmic disturbances will be so catastrophic that it is hard to even conceive.  For there has NEVER been a time in the History of Mankind when the powers of Heaven have been so Great that it meant the destruction of the whole Earth and Universe.  But Christ definitely prophesies that this complete destruction of the Earth and the Universe will happen on the LAST DAY when we read:

“Immediately after the (Great) Tribulation of those days the Sun will be darkened, and the Moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from Heaven, and the powers of the Heavens will be shaken.” (Matthew 24:29)

To confirm this TRUTH -- Christ also REVEALED to John in his 2nd Vision the very same Cosmic Disturbances of the whole Universe breaking apart and collapsing when we read yet another HIGHLY CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE that Christ gives us of the very LAST DAY of this Human Race when John prophesied the following description of what he saw:

“I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a Great Earthquake; and the Sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the Moon became like blood. 13 And the stars of Heaven fell to the Earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. 14 Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place.

 And the Kings of the Earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains,  and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the Throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!  For the Great Day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?” (Revelation 6:12-17)

These verses certainly PROVE how very significant this LAST DAY of the Human Race truly is to every human being who has ever lived and why THIS DAY should never be taken lightly or to say that this very important DAY in History does NOT matter to our Salvation or to Christ!!!

Christ Reveals that the Rapture Happens on the Last Day

FORTUNATELY – Christ gives us the WHOLE CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE of not only the very Heavens being parted and the Earth and Universe being destroyed by the Fire of His Wrath -- but He REVEALS that right before the LAST 3RD WOE and the LAST 7th Plague are poured out that He will send out His Angels to gather those of us “Elect” who are still alive and watching this FINAL EVENT in History take place.  And that Final Event AGAIN has come to be known as THE RAPTURE when we read: 

 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in Heaven, and then all the tribes of the Earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of Heaven with power and Great Glory. 31 And He will send His Angels with a great sound of a Trumpet (which is the 7th and LAST Trumpet), and they will gather together His Elect from the four winds, from one end of Heaven to the other.” (which AGAIN refers to the Final Event in History known as THE RAPTURE!!!) (Matthew 24:30-31)

Christ makes it explicitly clear in His True Eschatology that not only does the 2nd resurrection take place on the LAST DAY – but also that the Judgment of the unjust will take place on the same LAST DAY for they are the ones who will be “mourning” His Return.  In other words -- there is only ONE FINAL DAY of Judgment.  And THE TRUTH of the LAST DAY of this Human Race being the correct Timing of the Rapture is totally consistent with sound Biblical theology – but sadly contradicted by Pre-Millennial Pre-tribulation Rapture theories.

And because Dispensational Pre-Millennialists refuse to believe the TRUTH of there being only ONE FINAL Judgment which takes place on the LAST DAY of this Present Age of Humanity as Christ takes the time to explain and paint a CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE of – it is yet just another reason that MAN IS AT WAR with Christ and His Word.

For clearly what we are witnessing TODAY is this Final Spiritual Battle of MAN AT WAR WITH Christ and His Word that John called by the CRYPTIC LANGUAGE of the Battle of “Gog and Magog” and “Armageddon” recorded in The Book of Revelation.  And that only proves that what Christ REVELAED to John in his 3rd Vision about the LAST 3 WOES -- is also becoming a reality when John wrote that he saw the last 3 WOES being poured out on the unsaved and when the 1st 2 had been poured out he prophesied that Christ’s 2nd Coming would be right on its heels when we read:  

The second woe is past.  Behold, the third woe is coming quickly.” (Rev. 11:14)

 

The Consequences of Not Believing The Truth

CLEARLY – Christ REVEALED to John the consequences of this Final Spiritual Battle of MAN AT WAR with Christ and His Word when he wrote from the Lord:  “There is a Judge for the one who rejects Me and does NOT accept My words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them at the LAST DAY.” (John 12:48)

In a court of Law that had an Honest Judge – the Timing of the Rapture would be an open and shut case.  And the reason why it would be is because Christ Himself testifies that the Rapture will definitely take place on the LAST DAY of this Present Age of Humanity when we read Christ saying over and over and over again that the Timing of the Rapture is the LAST DAY:

“And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that I shall lose none of all those He has given me, but raise them up at the LAST DAY. . . . . . . 40 For My Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in Him shall have Eternal Life, and I will raise them up at the LAST DAY.”. . . . .   No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the LAST DAY. . . . .  Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood (which is CRYPTIC LANGUAGE and NOT to be taken as a LITERAL TRUTH but as a SPIRITUAL TRUTH) has Eternal Life, and I will raise him up at the LAST DAY.”

(John 6:39; 40; 44; and 54)

CLEARLY – it can’t get much plainer than that!!!  For Christ’s Word prophesies that the Timing of the Rapture when the Final Judgment of this Human Race and the 2nd Resurrection -- which is the resurrection of the body since the 1st resurrection of the soul took place at the Cross -- will come on the very LAST DAY.  In other words -- according to Christ the Rapture will NOT take place 7 years before Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy and the Great Tribulation begins as so many World Renowned Bible Prophecy Experts prophesy. 

For again -- Christ’s True Eschatology proclaims that the 70th Week Prophecy when Christ has been confirming His Covenant of Grace with “the many” of us True Prophets of His in His Book of Life -- has been occurring the whole LAST 2000 years now of the Great Commission which has today been FULFILLED.

And Christ’s Word explicitly teaches that both the Rapture -- which is the DELIVERANCE of us True Prophets from the Fire of His Wrath that will be poured out at the Final Day of Judgment -- and the Judgment of unsaved Mankind -- will occur at the same time on the LAST DAY.  And that on that LAST DAY -- everyone who has ever lived in this sin-cursed world will be resurrected back to life to witness the 2nd Coming of Christ and then be Judged when we read:

“Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in which ALL that are in the graves shall hear His voice (at the 7th and LAST Trumpet), and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of (Eternal) life (in the New Heavens and the New Earth); and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of DAMNATION.” (which of course refers to being thrown into HELL for all Eternity!!!) (John 5:28-29)

 

The Great Tribulation is God’s Wrath Upon the Unsaved

Christ gives verse after verse explaining THE TRUTH about not only the Timing of the Rapture -- but also the reason for the Great Tribulation.  And He explicitly teaches in His Word that His WRATH of the LAST 3 WOES that are poured out during this prophesied time of Great Tribulation are NOT directed at us True Prophets of His -- but at Satan and his False Prophets. 

But make no mistake -- Christ explicitly prophesies that we “Elect” and “Chosen” in His SPIRITUAL CITY of Heavenly Jerusalem will be here on Earth fighting the Final Spiritual Battle as one of the Final Events of History that must occur as a prelude to His 2nd Coming.  And as evidence that demands a verdict that this is TRUE -- Christ REVEALED the Final Spiritual Battle to John in his 7 Visions and John saw that we “Elect” would be here on Earth fighting it. 

For clearly in John’s 2nd Vision which is recorded in Revelation Chapter 7 – he saw that everyone in Christ’s Book of Life was saved and sealed and translated into the SPIRITUAL CITY of Heavenly Jerusalem before he saw Christ Himself  take His restraint off of Satan and LOOSE him and his Army of 200 Million Demons from Hell to fight today’s Final Spiritual Battle.  Which is another reason why the Timing of the Rapture is important.

HONESTLY -- one can NEVER understand the reason for the Great Tribulation if one does NOT understand that Satan is LOOSED to deceive those who belong to him who exist in their unsaved soul existence in Satan’s SPIRITUAL CITY of “Babylon the Great” – and NOT to deceive those of us that exist in our saved soul existence in the SPIRITUAL CITY of Heavenly Jerusalem.  And that means that we True Prophets of Christ are going through this time of Great Tribulation while Satan’s False Prophets are being BLINDED to THE TRUTH that we are even fighting this Final Spiritual Battle. 

For allowing Satan to BLIND the False Prophets with “strong delusion” is God’s Judgment and punishment of those who refuse to believe His Truth just as Christ had Paul prophesy in 2nd Thessalonians Chapter 2 – NOT a Judgment of us True Prophets who believe THE TRUTH.   

In other words -- this Final Spiritual Battle that Christ had John call by the CRYPTIC LANGUAGE of “Gog and Magog” and “Armageddon” is clearly MAN AT WAR with Christ and His Word and is what is causing today’s Great Tribulation for us True Prophets of Christ who John saw would be here fighting it by standing up for THE TRUTH of Christ’s Word and defending His LAWS and Commandments.

CLEARLY -- Christ is using SATAN as His instrument of Worldwide Judgment upon the unsaved who REFUSE to believe His TRUTHS but will be DAMNED for believing Satan’s LIES.  In other words -- Christ has Himself LOOSED Satan to DECEIVE the Unfaithful right into Hell along with Satan.  But before that FINAL DAY of Judgment comes – Christ REVEALED to John that Satan would lead one LAST Final Rebellion and WAR against Christ and His Word that we are witnessing TODAY which is causing a time of Great Tribulation for us True Prophets of Christ who are standing up for THE TRUTH of Christ’s Word.

Today’ s Great Tribulation is When the Last 3Woes

are Being Poured Out

There’s just no denying that Christ  REVEALED to John in his 3rd Vision recorded in Revelation Chapter 11 that the LAST 3 WOES would be poured out on Satan’s Kingdom and SPIRITUAL CITY of “Babylon the Great” as a prelude to Christ’s 2nd Coming and that we “Elect” would be on Earth fighting this Final Spiritual Battle   

For John was shown that the False Prophets who exist in the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Babylon the Great” in their unsaved soul existence would actually be deceived by Satan to go to WAR with Christ and His Word and us True Prophets of His that are standing up for His Word about these End-Times which is a war that no one in their right mind would ever wage unless they have been DECEIVED.  But John saw that these False Prophets will be so BLINDED by Satan that they won’t even realize that they are AT WAR with Christ Himself because Satan is such a Master at deceiving. 

And it should come as no surprise that the 1st 2 WOES that Christ REVEALED to John that are poured out are SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS that is represented by the 5th and 6th Angels pouring their Bowl Judgments out on the Throne of “THE BEAST” who is Satan that has now taken his seat in the Harlot Church as the Supreme Antichrist and enemy of Christ and us True prophets of Christ.

Christ REVEALED to John that it is when Salvation has ENDED that Satan is LOOSED – and that is when Christ’s has His Angels pour out the 5th and 6th Bowl Judgments which are the 1st and 2nd WOES of SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS so that Satan is allowed to deceive those under his MIND CONTROL to actually MAKE WAR against Christ.  And the ones MAKING WAR are none other than the unsaved of all the Nations in the now United Nations who are fighting against Christ and His Word and Laws which will end with the FINAL DAY of Judgment.   And that Final Last Day of Judgment is again the very LAST DAY of this Present Age of Humanity. 

CLEARLY -- Revelation Chapter 6 gives a CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE of  the pouring out of the 6th Bowl Judgment of today as the FULFILLMENT of what Christ had Paul prophesy also. 

 

For Christ showed both John and Paul that Satan would be LOOSED to send a “strong delusion” on all those who REFUSED to believe the Truth that the END OF THE WORLD is here and coming quickly when the 2nd WOE of BLINDNESS is poured out.  And that Christ Himself LOOSES Satan so that all will be DAMNED who REFUSED to believe THE TRUTH as we read in 2ndThess. 2:9-12.

AND MAKE NO MISTAKE -- there are NO verses in Scripture that prophesy that “the Elect” will NOT go through the Great Tribulation!!!  But there are clearly a myriad of verses in Scripture that declare we “Elect” will not only have tribulation in the world -- but that near the END OF THE WORLD that there will be the Greatest time of tribulation that has ever happened in this Human Race which Christ called “Jacob’s trouble” or “the Great Tribulation.” 

And He explicitly prophesied that we “Elect” will be right here on Earth in the midst of the Great Tribulation and the Final Spiritual Battle when Christ prophesied that the RAPTURE will occur.  And He prophesied that if it wasn’t already part of His DIVINE PLAN that these days of Great Tribulation would be cut short -- then there would be NO ONE left to Rapture when we read:

For then there will be Great Tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.  And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the Elect’s sake those days will be shortened.” (Matthew 24:21-22)

Christ REVEALS in those verses that NOT ONLY is there Great Tribulation which is His WRATH of pouring out the LAST 3 WOES upon the unsaved for their rebelling against Him – but He also REVEALED that this Final Judgment and punishment would be accomplished by the LOOSING of Satan in John’s 7 Visions.  In other words – Christ taking His restraint off of Satan is what is causing today’s Great Tribulation for us True Prophets of Christ.     

And Christ clearly prophesies that this Great Tribulation will be so terrible when Satan is LOOSED to lead today’s Final Rebellion -- that NO days have ever been like it in the History of this World – nor ever will be in the Future.  And clearly we can understand WHY now that Evil Mankind has WMD’s and with Satan LOOSED Evil is now spreading around the Globe like wildfire.  For Satan himself is leading this VAST ARMY of those AT WAR with Christ.

But fortunately for us True Prophets of Christ today going through this time of Great Tribulation and the Final Spiritual Battle of Good and Evil – Christ REVEALS that He will cut these days short before Mankind can annihilate itself -- and that there will be a Rapture on the LAST DAY.

In Christ’s Vernacular the word “last” Always Means Last!

CLEARLY --NO Scripture has been given to show that the LAST DAY is NOT the “last” day or that the word “last” does NOT REALLY mean “last.”  And NO Scripture has been given to show that the “last” Trumpet is the next to the LAST Trumpet – HARDLY!!!

It should also be noted that NO Scripture has been given to show that the wheat comes out of the field and  the tares remain in the field for what World Renowned Bible Prophecy Experts say is the 70th Week of Daniel’s prophecy when the Great Tribulation will occur which will last 7 years.   So the question is who shall we believe?!  Shall we believe the TRUTH of Christ’s Word -- or the testimony of World Renowned Bible Prophecy Experts who have based their beliefs on the False Eschatology of Dispensational Pre-Millennialism which Christ NEVER taught?!  

How we answer that question may very well determine our Spiritual well being and why it is almost laughable if it wasn’t so TRAGIC to hear Television Evangelists at this late hour in Human History say that the Timing of the Rapture doesn’t matter to one’s Salvation -- when clearly the Rapture happens on the very LAST DAY of this Present Age of Humanity and there are NO 2ND CHANCES to be saved AFTER the LAST DAY. 

HONESTLY -- knowing the TRUTH from Christ’s Word about the Timing of the Rapture is a good indicator of just whether or not Christ has saved us.  For if the word of God is our authority -- then by definition we are ruled by God and serve Him.  But if the word of MAN is one’s authority -- then by definition they are ruled by MAN and serve his words that are more often than NOT -- False.  And according to Christ WHO IS GOD -- we can NOT serve two masters!!!

There’s no denying that this time of Great Tribulation when Satan has now been LOOSED -- has been postponed until this last Generation could be born and Christ could finish saving everyone in His Book of Life.  But let no one foolishly think that JUDGMENT DAY will NOT COME – for God is NOT mocked and there will be JUDGMENT for all who are still AT WAR with Christ and His Word on the LAST DAY when He sounds the LAST 7TH TRUMPET and Raptures those of us who are NOT AT WAR with Him and His Word and Laws. 

Christ explicitly says that both the 2nd resurrection and the Final Day of Judgment take place at the sounding of the LAST TRUMPET.  And He says that uniformly and consistently because it is THE TRUTH of His True Eschatology – and NOT the “strong delusion” of the false popular Eschatology of Man which is Dispensational Pre-Millennialism.

And make no mistake -- it is the False Eschatology of Dispensational Pre-Millennialism that teaches there are two Judgment Days which are: 1) the Bema Seat Judgment – and 2) the Great White Throne Judgment -- and that the Timing of the Rapture happens BEFORE the Great Tribulation -- which are all LIES!!!  And that is why the Timing of the Rapture matters when it comes to Salvation – for THE TRUTH is what Christ is all about. 

Satan is Now Leading the Final Rebellion of Mankind

The prophecy of who “THE ANTICHRIST” will be that will be the leader of the Final Battle of “Armageddon” -- is quite possibly the most misunderstood prophecy in all of Christendom.  And this prophecy of “THE ANTICHRIST” is no doubt exacerbated by Dispensational Pre-Millennialism which again is the Eschatological Viewpoint that now in this 21st Century is the most popular.  But this popular Eschatology of MAN is certainly confusing the issue of WHO Christ REVEALED “THE ANTICHRIST” to be in both Daniel and John’s visions. 

For MAN’S private interpretation of Chapters in the Bible like Daniel 7-9 with the prophecy of “the little horn” and the New Covenant of Grace in Daniel 9:27 – along with 2nd Thessalonians Chapter 2 which prophesies “the Man of Sin” -- are at total disagreement with what Christ REVEALED through Daniel and John’s visions about who “THE ANTICHRIST” is  – and they both can’t be RIGHT. 

CLEARLY – Christ’s Word teaches that “THE ANTICHRIST” has NO specific prophetic application to any ONE Particular human being whether living or dead.  For in prophesying about “THE ANTICHRIST” -- Christ was painting a CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE of ALL men who in the spirit of Satan practice lawlessness in the External Global Church and the World. These “MEN OF SIN” who are seen as “THE LAWLESS MAN” – NOT “the Man of God” and THE LAWFUL MAN -- have been EXPOSED today in a great multitude which is now Satan’s Army of “Magog” that is MAN AT WAR WITH CHRIST AND HIS WORD fighting today’s Final Spiritual Battle of “Gog and Magog” and “Armageddon” now that Satan has been LOOSED.

And clearly Christ REVEALS in His Word that THE MAN OF SIN or LAWLESSNESS is any man who substitutes his own words for God’s Words to deceive others.  And more often than NOT – the ones doing the deceiving have themselves been deceived by Satan to think that they are serving GOD just like Satan deceived the Pharisees and the Sadducees to believe that LIE in the 1st Century when they thought that by putting Christ on trial which led to His crucifixion was doing a service to the God of Israel. 

And contrary to what the popular Eschatology of Man teaches today -- the personification of ageless rebellion which is the Spirit of Antichrist -- has been present in this World since Satan deceived Adam and Eve in the Garden by getting them to question the Authority of Christ by saying: “Did God REALLY say . . . .?!” 

This rebellion started in the Garden of Eden and continued in Christ’s day with the Pharisees and the Sadducees -- but is coming to a Climax today with the Final Rebellion led by Satan now.  For rebellion against God is none other than THE SIN of Man thinking that his own word becomes more important to obey than in obeying the ACTUAL WORD of God.  And that is evidenced today with MAN AT WAR with God and His Word on almost every Biblical Doctrine of the Church including THE RAPTURE and the Final Day of Judgment.  

And that is also why “THE ANTICHRIST” is NOT the Pope – nor was “THE ANTICHRIST” Hitler – or anyone today that is of Roman or even Muslim descent.  For according to Christ – “THE ANTICHRIST” is not identifiable with one Nation or one Church or one institution and certainly is NOT any One Particular person who will step up on the stage of Human History soon to rule the whole world. 

This TRUTH makes the game of “pin the tail on the Antichrist” ridiculous because Christ explicitly REVEALED to Daniel in King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream that the Statue he was shown was a Statue of SATAN ruling the Last 4 Kingdoms of this World.

And that means that “THE ANTICHRIST” who is SATAN who has now been LOOSED -- is today showing up in ALL of the Many Global Denominations and Churches on this Earth and also in ALL the institutions of Man and certainly in EVERY aspect of this Narcissistic Society.   And clearly Satan has never needed just ONE MAN to do his bidding for him.  For since the beginning of time Satan has had a virtual ARMY of antichrists doing his evil deeds for him.  And that is why “THE ANTICHRIST” is the Spirit of Satan working WITHIN man today also. 

And clearly -- Christ REVEALED to both Daniel and John in their many visions that this Spirit of Antichrist would be LOOSED for “a little season” at the End of Satan’s 4th and Final Epoch rule of this sin-cursed World by Christ taking His restraint off of Satan and LOOSING him and his 200 Million Army of Demons to DECEIVE the Nations into MAKING WAR against Christ Himself in one Final Rebellion.

But make no mistake – this LOOSING of Satan is a JUDGMENT on rebellious unsaved mankind – NOT on us “Elect” that Christ gave His life to save.  But we “Elect” should NOT be deceived into thinking that we will be Raptured BEFORE the Great Tribulation even begins – for not only is it evident that Satan has NOW been LOOSED – but it is also evident that this Final Spiritual Battle is reaching its climax and so is the Great Tribulation!!!  

But certainly as long as the Spirit of Satan struggles against Christ through his minions today – this Final Spiritual Battle will rage on around the Globe for another day at least with the Supreme Antichrist who is Satan at work deceiving the flock.  And the more God allows this spirit to prosper which He has done now by pouring out the 1st 2 of the LAST 3 WOES -- the more these false prophets will assault the Church and will “prevail” over us True Prophets of Christ standing up for Christ and His Word and His TRUTHS about these End-Times in which we are living.

And only when the Lord Jesus Christ returns -- having put down all rule and authority to deliver up the Kingdom to God on the LAST DAY -- will our warfare against “THE SUPREME ANTICHRIST” who is SATAN cease.  And then will come the CONSUMMATION of Christ’s Millennial Kingdom and our true Sabbath of rest when Christ comes a 2nd Time.  And He will deliver us “Elect” who are still alive on Earth today by Rapturing us on the LAST DAY to the New Heavens and the New Earth.

Many will Fall in this Hour of Great Tribulation

CLEARLY – Christ REVEALED to both Daniel and John that the Spirit of Antichrist will be LOOSED on this World as a test and a trial of our faith causing a time of Great Tribulation for those of us who remain Faithful to Christ and His Word.

John saw in his 7 Visions that even many Professed Christians will be deceived by Satan to WAR AGAINST CHRIST and His Word on almost every area of Church Doctrine today.  And those include the Timing of the Rapture and whether there is one Judgment or two which are: 1) the Bema Seat Judgment – and 2) the Great White Throne Judgment.

And the LOOSING of Satan for this short “little season” as John saw in his 7th Vision that must occur as prelude to the 2nd Coming of Christ -- is a TRUTH that so many even Professed Christians are WARRING with Christ about to be sure.  For most Christians would certainly rather “Get out of Dodge” BEFORE the Great Tribulation begins than be here during it.   

In other words – it’s understandable why so many are praying for the Rapture to occur BEFORE the Final Battle begins and trying to IGNORE what Christ prophesied as THE TRUTH – that those of us in His True Eternal Universal Church will not only be here during the Great Tribulation – but will be fighting to the death against Satan and his False Prophets who will be prevailing against us which they are doing RIGHT NOW!!!  

But the reason that Christ REVEALED to John that Satan would be LOOSED can’t be reiterated enough that it is a JUDGMENT upon the False Prophets of the “Harlot” Apostate End-Time Church for bringing “abominations” and “Damnable Heresies” into the House of God.  For today’s External Global Harlot Church is a Church that John saw “riding THE BEAST” which is Satan and his BEAST SYSTEM of corrupt and oppressive Governments that now make up the United Nations.

CLEARLY -- John saw in his 7 visions that this Apostate Church of today would go “whoring” after other gods in divorcing itself from God which is why Christ had John call the End-Time Church “a Harlot.”  And Christ REVEALED clearly in these words to Peter that Judgment must BEGIN with His own House when we read:

“For the time has come for Judgment to begin at the House of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do NOT obey the Gospel of God?” (1st Peter 4:17)  And Christ had John answer that question when He had John prophesy: “He who rejects Me, and does NOT receive My words, has that which judges him -- the word that I have spoken will Judge him in the LAST DAY. “ (John 12:48)

Christ REVEALED to John that it is because men are REBELLING against Him and His Word and are AT WAR with Him as never before in History that He has now LOOSED Satan as a Worldwide Judgment of EVIL.  In other words – Christ has TODAY taken His restraint off of Satan and LOOSED him to DECEIVE those in all the Nations of the World who REFUSE to believe THE TRUTH of His Word but have instead made themselves GOD and worship themselves by placing Man’s Word of Authority over and above God’s Word of Authority. 

And just as the godless men of Babylon did in Nimrod’s Day – the godless men of today have in a sense also built a tower to Heaven like the infamous Tower of Babel by building all of their advanced technological devices that can now replace GOD.  And with all of these technological devices -- godless man now looks Spiritually to being his OWN GOD and having his own Authority reigning supreme when he follows his OWN LAWS and NOT the Laws of God. 

And Christ had Paul prophesy about this Narcissistic Society of today when he wrote that men would be “lovers of themselves” as we read the long list in 2nd Timothy 3 that sounds like it was written with this Apocalyptic Generation in mind for sure!!!

And in this FINAL REBELLION being led by Satan – we see how subtle Satan can be with his different forms of MIND CONTROL in his attacking almost every Law of God to make it appear alright to REBEL against God and His Laws.  One can almost hear Satan saying: “Did God REALLY say . . . . . . .?!”  For clearly Satan is enticing Mankind to sin as never before by deceiving even Professed Christians to think that sin is NOT all that bad AT ALL.  For how can bending the rules just a little do that much harm -- right???!!!  WRONG!!!

There are 2 Spirits Working in this World Today --

The  Holy Spirit of Christ and the Evil Spirit of  Satan which is the Spirit of Antichrist

While Satan is so subtle in getting one to ARGUE with Christ about Sin and His Laws – clearly anyone who DENIES – CONTRATICTS – DISTORTS – or CHALLENGES Christ and His Word has the Spirit of Antichrist dwelling in them.  And when Christ prophesied that the #1 SIGN of His 2nd Coming would be that MANY would come in His Name declaring themselves to be the Christ – He was not talking about a MENTALLY deranged soul in need of an exorcism who ACTUALLY would say “I AM CHRIST” and actually think that he is LITERALLY the Messiah – HARDLY!!!

For Christ made it explicitly clear that all “false christs” have one thing in common no matter what denomination or religion they profess to believe in.  And that one common thread is that they make either THEMSELVES or their popular Leader of whatever religious group they belong to the “Authority” and GOD by substituting their Words and Laws for Christ’s Words and Laws.  Which means that “THE ANTICHRIST” is pure and simple ANYONE who is in opposition to Christ by being opposed and in rebellion to His Word and Laws. 

CLEARLY – even the Devil himself isn’t some grotesque creature out of the Movie “The Exorcist” as man often makes him out to be – for Christ REVEALED to us that he comes as “an Angel of Light” when he deceives us.  And that’s why Christ had Paul prophesy about Satan and the False Prophets in League with him when we read this TRUTH:

“For such are False Apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into Apostles of Christ.  And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an Angel of Light.” (and that is clearly why Satan has been so successful in getting men to LIE and sin against God thinking that they are doing NO WRONG!!!) (2nd Cor. 11:13)

The Bible declares that Satan is the Spirit of Antichrist manifesting himself in the disobedient.  And clearly that is why LYING and being “a serial liar” is one of the many character traits of so many of those in League with Satan -- especially now that Satan has been LOOSED.  For there is no END it seems to men lying which comes so easily to them being filled with Satan’s Spirit of Antichrist now that he has been LOOSED to deceive them.  While those of us who are filled with Christ’s Holy Spirit are striving NOT to rebel and sin against Christ by making a concerted effort to NOT be AT WAR with Christ and His Word.

But we have to be careful because Satan’s MIND CONTROL is subtle and even we like Job can find ourselves arguing with Christ when He has every right to try and test us in this prophesied time now of Great Tribulation.

In other words – Christ is trying us to see who will fall for Satan’s LIES and “strong delusions” in this hour of Great Tribulation and who will remain faithful to Him and His Word like Job did.  HONESTLY – we True Prophets of Christ going through this Great Tribulation right now should take the time to read how Christ spoke of His SOVEREIGN RIGHT to test Job in Chapters 38-42 of the Book of Job.  For Christ REVEALS His Omnipotence in these Chapters and answers that He had every right to test Job.  And it is the same in this Time now of Great Tribulation. 

FORTUANATELY -- Job came to his senses and responded by repenting of his questioning of God’s right to test him when we read him saying to his 3 friends and wife who wanted him to just to curse God and die: “Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we NOT accept adversity.” (Job 2:10)  AND SO IT GOES TODAY!!!  For Christ has every right to test us in this time now of Great Tribulation to see where our loyalty lies – THINK ABOUT IT!!!

Will we “Fall Away” from the Faith -- or Remain Faithful?!

These times are foreshadowed by the Apostate times of the 1st Century when so many followers of Christ were having a hard time understanding the SPIRITUAL TRUTHS of Christ’s Words concerning His 1st Coming as the Messiah of a Spiritual Millennial Kingdom – which was NOT like the physical Kingdoms of Man.  For when Christ announced to His followers that they would have “to eat His flesh and drink his Blood” to have Eternal Life and to be raised up on the LAST DAY -- many of them turned away and never followed Christ again when we read:

“Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has Eternal Life, and I will raise him up at the LAST DAY. 55 

For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. 56 He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me.58 This is the bread which came down from Heaven -- NOT as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead.  He who eats this bread will live forever.”  (John 6:53-58)

CLEARLY -- Christ knew what so many of His followers were thinking when He said those SPIRITUAL TRUTHS.  And He understood that the reason why they had turned and walked away was because they had NOT been given the MIND OF CHRIST to understand His SPIRITUAL TRUTHS -- but could only think with the Carnal Mind of Man.  And if one took those words LITERALLY – then they would have to become a “cannibal” to have Eternal Life!!! 

And that is why Jesus spoke this TRUTH about His teaching in CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL LANGUAGE:

“Does this offend you? 62 What then if you should see the Son of Man ascend where He was before? 63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing.  The words that I speak to you are SPIRIT, and they are life. 64 But there are some of you who do NOT believe.” For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who would betray Him. (which of course was Judas and all the SONS OF PERDITION who were of Satan’s seed)  And He said, “Therefore I have said to you that NO ONE can come to Me unless it has been granted to him by My Father.”

66 From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more. 67 Then Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you also want to go away?”

FORTUNATELY – even though Christ knew His Disciples were all being tested to the limit like Job was – Peter came to the same conclusion that Job did when Job said: “Even though He slay me, yet will I TRUST HIM.” (Job 13:15)

And Peter also replied like Job did – after realizing that Christ was the ONE TRUE GOD:  “Lord, to whom shall we go?  You have the words of Eternal life.   Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” (John 6:68-69)

CLEARLY – Job and Peter and anyone of us that Christ has decided to save before the foundation of the world -- are of the “seed of Christ.”  And when He saves us each in our own lifetimes -- then we are indwelled with His Holy Spirit so that we can see His SPIRITUAL TRUTHS and understand them with THE MIND OF CHRIST and then speak them with the voice of Christ to be a reflection of Him in this Spiritually Dark World.

And Christ REVEALED to both Ezekiel and John in their visions that He has us all invisibly marked with either His “MARK OF SALVATION” or “THE MARK OF THE BEAST” just as Judas was invisibly marked then also.  And even though the Disciples of Christ could NOT see this invisible marking -- Christ knew Judas was marked by “THE MARK OF THE BEAST” and was NOT one of His True Disciples when we read:  

“Did I not choose you, the twelve, and one of you is a devil?”  He spoke of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, for it was he who would betray Him, being one of the twelve.” (John 6:70-71)

Who will we Follow?!

Today is our “come to Jesus moment” as the popular expression goes – for this time now of Great Tribulation is clearly foreshadowed by the Great Tribulation that the Disciples were also going through when everyone was abandoning Christ and falling away from Him because of His CRYPTIC SPRITUAL LANGUAGE of THE TRUTH.  And the reason why so many of His followers found it so hard to accept His Words was because they were NOT truly of His seed and did NOT understand because they did NOT have THE MIND OF CHRIST. 

AND SO IT GOES TODAY!!!  For clearly the visions of both Daniel and John contain BEASTS and 7 headed Dragons and are replete with symbolism and CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURES and images that are also hard to understand without THE MIND OF CHRIST.  And that’s why people are “falling away” from the TRUTH of Christ’s Word – because they do NOT have THE MIND OF CHRIST that is necessary to have in understanding these Final Events of the History of Mankind leading up to Christ’s 2nd Coming. 

But make no mistake -- Christ wants us True Prophets of His to know THE TRUTH about His 2nd Coming just as much as He wanted His Disciples to know THE TRUTH about His 1st Coming.  And the most important TRUTH to know is that there are NO MORE days after THE LAST one which is why we need to believe in His True Eschatology and NOT Man’s False Eschatology of Dispensational Pre-Millennialism which is getting “curiouser” by the minute.

Why Dispensationalism is Getting “curiouser and couriouser”  withEach Passing Day Now !

False Prophets should be EXPOSED today for being AT WAR against Christ and His Word when they relentlessly claim that the Rapture and the Final Judgment do NOT both occur on the LAST DAY at the LAST Trumpet -- when we explicitly read that they DO when Paul wrote:

“Behold, I tell you a MYSTERY: We shall NOT all sleep, but we shall all be changed -- in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the LAST Trumpet. For the (7th and LAST) Trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” (which refers to the Rapture on the LAST DAY) (1st Cor. 15:51-52)

Christ is abundantly clear that we True Prophets of His who are His “Elect” will be here going through a time of Great Tribulation in Matthew Chapter 24 and that at the END of the Great Tribulation that He will sound the LAST 7th Trumpet and will command His Angels to gather us “Elect” out of all the Nations of the World on the LAST DAY.  But Man says “NO!!!”  That Christ didn’t really mean the “LAST Trumpet” when He said the “last.”

And Dispensationalists have no problem arguing with Christ and twisting His words until they have no resemblance AT ALL to what He actually said.  HONESTLY – I’ve heard World Renowned Bible Prophecy Experts today teach that God really didn’t mean the LAST Trumpet in 1stCor. 15 -- but what He REALLY meant to say was that there are two trumpet soundings.

And there’s no denying that Dispensational Pre-Millennialists’ explanations of the Rapture is getting “curiouser and curiouser” and that it is just like the Movie of Alice and Wonderland listening to it  -- for the closer we get to this Final Event in History so many of their prophecies are NOT coming to fruition now.

And because with each passing day the SIGNS that Christ gave us of His 2nd Coming on the LAST DAY are converging together as never before in History – World Renowned Bible Prophecy Experts who are also Dispensationalists who believe in a Pre-Trib Rapture that takes place BEFORE the Great Tribulation -- are constantly getting asked by their followers if this is the Great Tribulation -- which IT IS!!! 

But honestly -- if what they say is True about there being two Trumpet calls -- then that would mean that the “LAST TRUMPET” actually doesn’t really mean the “LAST TRUMPET” – that there will somehow be another Trumpet after the LAST one – and I rest my case of their Eschatology getting “curiouser and curiouser”!!!

CLEARLY -- the reason they argue with Christ’s Word and are AT WAR with Him in this Final Rebellion led by Satan -- is because Christ’s word concerning the LAST Trumpet announcing the Rapture at the END of the Great Tribulation conflicts with their False Dispensational Pre-Millennial Eschatology that declares that the Rapture occurs BEFORE the Great Tribulation.

In other words -- in their False Eschatology the Trumpet that announces the Timing of the Pre-Trib Rapture in 1st Corinthians 15 could NOT possibly be the same “LAST” Trumpet described as the Trumpet in Matthew 24 or it would mean the END OF THE WORLD.  And that wouldn’t fit their Eschatology that teaches that there will be 7 years of Tribulation and then a 1000 year Millennial Kingdom Reign of Christ on Earth from a rebuilt 3rd Temple in Jerusalem AFTER the Rapture. 

And so they teach 2 soundings of Trumpets which are: 1) the sounding of the Trumpet at the Rapture as Paul describes recorded in 1st Cor. 15:51-52 which they teach sounds BEFORE the Great Tribulation  --and 2) the LAST Trumpet of Matthew 24 which is sounded and takes place AFTER the Great Tribulation.

Frankly – I’m confused???!!!  For again -- this False Eschatology truly is like Alice in Wonderland getting “curiouser and curiouser” by the day now with the world obviously falling apart all around us indicating that this truly is the Great Tribulation that Christ Himself prophesied that we “Elect” would be going through -- and that there are no more Trumpet sounds after the LAST one which Christ says happens at His 2nd Coming on the LAST DAY!!!  

In their attempt to argue with Christ and His Word about the Timing of the Rapture -- which is what being AT WAR with Christ means and is this Final Spiritual Battle of “Gog and Magog” and “Armageddon” -- they actually claim the Trumpet that Christ said was the LAST TRUMPET is really NOT the LAST TRUMPET AT ALL when He says just the opposite!!!

And in denying Christ’s Word they feel no remorse or guilt whatsoever -- for they themselves have been deceived by Satan that questioning God is NOT rebellion against Him and His Word.  And that it really doesn’t matter to our Salvation if we Christians disagree on the Timing of the Rapture because we are all going to be Raptured WHENEVER Christ decides to show up!!!  I DON’T THINK SO!!! 

For the last time I checked – questioning Christ’s Word is the same thing as calling Christ A LIAR and His Word A LIE – and anyone who doesn’t confess that it is A SIN to call Christ’s Word UNTRUE will find themselves “Left Behind” for being AT WAR with Him and His Word on the LAST DAY.

False Prophets protest that they have done NOTHING wrong in questioning God’s Omnipotent Power just like Job’s 3 friends did and they ask: “What evil have we done?”  And if you don’t know what Christ’s response was to Job’s 3 friends -- then you need to read Job 42:7-8 again.  For Christ was NOT pleased with Job’s 3 friends – but He was pleased that even though Job started out questioning Him too -- that Job finally repented of His Sovereign right to test him.   

HONESTLY -- Satan’s Modus Operandi has NOT changed one bit since the Garden of Eden when he began by deceiving Eve to question God’s Authority by asking her: “Has God really said . . . . ?!” And we ALL know how that worked out also!!!

Dispensationalist’s Reason For Christ’s 2nd Coming is Not the Same Reason That Christ Gives for His 2nd Coming

With the Nation of Israel just celebrating their “Man Decreed” status of being a Nation again for the last 70 years – NOT their “GOD DECREED” status -- Dispensationalists are working overtime to prove that Christ is returning soon to save the whole Nation of Israel EN-MASSE.  For that is the reason that Dispensationalists claim for Christ’s 2nd Coming – to finish His Work of Salvation in saving ALL the Jews of this now 21st Century. 

And Hal Lindsey -- like all of his faithful Dispensational Colleagues do -- used the verses of Romans 11:26-27 on his program “The Hal Lindsey Report” this week to prove that Christ is NOT finished saving The Nation of Israel yet.  HONESTLY -- there’s no doubt that Hal Lindsey along with all Dispensationalists around the world are extremely excited about Israel becoming a Nation again on May 14, 1948 because they believe that this is the signal that The New Testament Church will be Raptured soon and that our Generation is the LAST Generation.

That Israel’s  70th Birthday this past week has a MAJOR ROLE in these End-Times was evidenced by the LITANY of memorized verses and reasons that Hal Lindsey presented on his program explaining how The Nation of Israel is “THE CENTER” of ALL Bible Prophecy of these End-Times.  Hal gave verse after verse that he believed that taught that The Nation of Israel in the Middle East is indeed God’s “Time piece” with ALL of the Jews in Jerusalem and around the world being Christ’s True “Chosen people” and “the Apple of His eye” that He is coming back to finish saving.  And that TODAY – we can now see that Christ is beginning to fulfill ALL the promises that He made to this LITERAL NATION. 

But CLEARLY – those promises don’t include The New Testament Church according to Dispensationalists – for Dispensationalists claim that Christ has two separate bodies of people which are: 1) The Nation of Israel – and 2) The New Testament Church and never the twain shall mix!!!

And because Dispensationalists teach that the End-Times and especially the Great Tribulation really have to do with ONLY the Nation of Israel being the CENTER of ALL Bible Prophecy – that we should be overjoyed that they will be “Left Behind” after the Rapture of The New Testament Church to be given a 2nd Chance at Salvation.  Which they teach will take place during the 7 years of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy soon. 

And that’s why Hal Lindsey like all of his Dispensationalist Colleagues do – teach and believe that the verses that Christ had Paul prophesy recorded in Romans proves that “the Deliverer” has NOT come out of Zion yet to save ALL ISRAEL referring to of course the LITERAL Nation of Israel.  And that He has also NOT fulfilled His covenant with them yet that takes away this Nations’ sins as a whole when Paul wrote:

“And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: 27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.” (Romans 11:26-27)

Christ is “the Deliverer out of Zion” who has Come!

It is sad indeed listening to “The Hal Lindsey Report” that Dispensationalists can now reach MILLIONS UPON MILLIONS of Christians all around the whole World that “the deliverer out of Zion” who is CHRIST that Romans Chapter 11 prophesied -- has NOT yet come.   HONESTLY -- how many times must man read it before he realizes Christ ALREADY came as the prophesied King of Israel and “the deliverer out of Zion” – and He ALREADY established the Kingdom of David as we read in Acts 2:29-32?! 

In other words – Christ is the ONE who is Coming Back as “The King of kings and The Lord of lords” – and that He is NOT coming back to BE KING – for He ALREADY is the King of His Heavenly Millennial Kingdom of Heaven.  He is coming back to put an END to all rebellion in His already inaugurated Kingdom of Heaven!!!

CLEARLY – “the Deliverer out of Zion” who was CHRIST -- has ALREADY taken away sin from Jacob with “Jacob” being all those of us that Christ loved and gave His Life to save from being thrown into HELL for our sins on the LAST DAY when He Returns a 2nd Time.  

For Christ explicitly had Paul prophesy that we have ALREADY been translated from the power of darkness into His Kingdom of the SPIRITUAL CITY of Heavenly Jerusalem as we read in Colossians 1:13.  And to confirm this TRUTH – Christ REVEALED the same thing to John in his 7th Vision recorded in Revelation Chapter 20 as He had to Paul. 

For John saw the souls of those Christ had saved that were alive and reigning in the SPIRITUAL CITY of Heavenly Jerusalem NOW either in Heaven or on Earth as “living proof” that “the Deliverer” had come out of Zion to take away our sins!!!

Romans Chapter 11 prophesies Christ that fulfilled this prophecy of the deliverer from Zion “as it is written” in Isaiah 59:19-21 -- NOT that He will fulfill it in the FUTURE – but that it has ALREADY BEEN FULFILLED.  In other words -- The Redeemer or deliverer has come to Zion and has fulfilled His word that “this is My covenant with them when I take away their sins.”

And it is indeed heartbreaking to hear Hal Lindsey teach on International Television that Christ must come again as deliverer or redeemer of Israel which is no less than the False Eschatology of Dispensational Pre-Millennialism.  And the Dispensationalists are indeed AT WAR with Christ and His Word when it comes to who His True Israel of God is!!!

These is no denying that The Nation of Israel used to be the visible representation of God’s “Chosen People” – but Christ clearly told that Nation because most of them were “the unsaved Jews of the Flesh” who REJECTED Him as the Messiah who CAME -- these words of condemnation and TRUTH:

“Therefore say I unto you, The Kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a Nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. ” (Matthew 21:42-44)

The CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE that Christ was trying to convey in saying that -- was that “the True Israel of God” would from that point forward be represented by the Eternal Universal Church that Christ came to Earth to establish with His Doctrines of GRACE.  And that His Church and Holy Nation would from that time forward be called “the Israel of God” that would be made up of a Remnant of both Jews and Gentiles from ALL the Nations that Christ had chosen to save before the foundation of the World.  For Christ wanted us to know through this CRYPTIC MESSAGE and through what His Holy Spirit later had Paul prophesy:

“But it is not that the word of God has taken no effect. For they are NOT all Israel who are of Israel, nor are they all children because they are the seed of Abraham; but, “In Isaac your seed shall be called.”   

That is, those who are the children of the flesh, (which are “the usaved Jews of the Flesh”) these are NOT the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted as the seed. (who are “the saved Jews of the Spirit” – for Christ had Paul teach that A TRUE JEW was one who had the Spirit of Christ indwelling them – NOT one that was a Jew of the Flesh referring to Nationality or race!!!) (Rom. 9:6-8)

The Truth from Christ about His 2nd Coming

One thing that we can know with certainty from Christ’s Words of TRUTH -- is that when Christ Returns at His 2nd and LAST Coming – it will NOT be to save ALL the LITERAL Nation of Israel En-Masse as Dispensationalists falsely teach – nor will it be to establish a Future Millennial Kingdom on Earth for a 1000 years ruling from a rebuilt 3rd Temple in the LITERAL City of Jerusalem.  For Christ is reigning NOW in His Millennial Kingdom in the SPIRITUAL CITY of Heavenly Jerusalem and has been since it was inaugurated and established at the Cross. 

CLEARLY – Christ’s 2nd Coming is to RAPTURE those of us who are ALREADY existing in the SPIRITUAL CITY of Heavenly Jerusalem here on Earth in our saved soul existence and to Judge those who are NOT in Christ’s Book of Life along with Satan. 

In other words -- Christ’s 1st Great Work of Salvation was finished at the Cross when He raised the souls of us “saved Jews of the Spirit” when He rose from the Dead after the Cross which was the 1st resurrection.  And He is Coming Back to finish His 2nd Great Work of Salvation which is His raising our mortal bodies to match our saved immortality souls which have already been resurrected to Eternal Life. 

And Paul prophesied that Christ would do this by His changing our bodies of 
flesh and blood” into resurrected bodies like His “in a flash and a twinkling of an eye” at the LAST TRUMPET call on the LAST DAY so that we can step into Christ’s dimension where the New Heavens and the New Earth await us now!!!

In other words – Paul declaring that “Christ is the END of the Law” as we read in Romans 10:9 -- was a signification of the end of the history of National Israel as the visible representation of the “Chosen people of God.”  For “the Israel of God” is now represented in The New Eternal Universal Church of Christ based on the Doctrines of Grace that Christ came to institute.  And that meant that THE MYSTERY of the Gospel of Grace that had been CONCEALED in the Old Testament was now REVEALED in the New Testament when Christ had Paul Prophecy this TRUTH:

“That the Gentiles are FELLOW HEIRS, members of the SAME BODY (NOT two bodies like the Dispensationalists teach -- but ONE BODY of believers that Christ had chosen to save before the foundation of the world!!!), and partakers of the Promise (of Eternal Life) in Christ Jesus through the Gospel.” (Ephesians 3:6)

HONESTLY -- there is NO special dispensation or time for the Salvation of Jewish people after Christ has saved the Remnant of the Gentiles and they have been brought into Christ’s Millennial Kingdom which has been taking place now the whole 70th Week of Daniel.  And NOW that it is pretty obvious that ALL the Nations of the World have been evangelized and that “the fullness of the Gentiles have now come into the SPIRITUAL CITY of Heavenly Jerusalem” – NOW all Israel has been saved by Christ.  And it is also OBVIOUS that the WAY that we were saved was by “the Deliverer coming out of Zion”!!!  

Paul explicitly taught from Christ that the Gospel Message which had gone to the Jews or Hebrew people first – has now after Cross gone to us Gentiles making us one BODY when we read:

For He Himself is our peace, who has made both ONE, and has broken down the middle wall of separation,  having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, 16 and that He might reconcile them both to God in ONE BODY through the Cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.”(Ephes. 2:14-16)

CLEARLY – Christ’s Righteousness was imputed to us through His confirming the New Covenant of Grace that Christ has made with “the many of us” in His Book of Life which has fulfilled the 70th week of Daniel’s Prophecy and also the New Covenant prophesied that Christ would make in Daniel 9:27.  And Christ had Paul prophesy that when the fullness of us Gentiles have come into the Millennial Kingdom of Christ -- THEN all Israel shall be saved. 

And Paul next prophesied from Christ that when “All Israel was saved in this way of the Deliverer coming out of Zion” which Christ DID – that then the END OF THE WORLD would come when we read:

“Then comes the end, when He delivers the Kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. (of SATAN!!!)  For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet.” (1st Cor. 15:24-25)

Those verses are evidence that demands a verdict that Christ is ALREADY reigning now in His Millennial Kingdom and will do so until this Final Spiritual Battle of MAN AT WAR with Christ and His Word has ENDED by the 2nd Coming of Christ to put down the FINAL REBELLION against Him and us True Prophets of Christ that Satan is now leading around the Globe.     

Is the Bema Seat Judgment Even Biblical?!

I know that I’ve taken a lot of time defending Christ’s meaning of the word “LAST” and that this Commentary is again way too long – but I would be remiss if I didn’t end with more evidence that demands a verdict that there are NOT 2 Judgments with one of them being a Bema Seat Judgment to hand out rewards to believers and the other being the Great White Throne Judgment reserved for the unsaved – but ONLY ONE FINAL DAY OF JUDGMENT.   

For clearly -- the Bema Seat Judgment of “rewards” is just another False Doctrine of Man much like the False Doctrine of a Pre-Trib Rapture which is falsely based on Daniel’s 70th Week.  But make no mistake – BOTH of these False Doctrines are based on the popular False Eschatology of Dispensational Pre-Millennialism which Christ NEVER taught as THE TRUTH. 

It is my prayer that in the rest of this Commentary that I can give enough Biblical evidence that demands a verdict that there is just one Final Day of Judgment which will occur on the LAST DAY at the Great White Throne of Christ in Heaven.

But in defending Christ’s Word of TRUTH about the Final Judgment – let me first just say that one has to hand it to Satan for being so shrewd to teach his False Prophets to quote Scripture much like he himself did to Christ in tempting him to question God in the wilderness as we read in Matthew 4:1-11.  For quoting Scripture is just what so many False Prophets have learned to do when they must KNOW that their Doctrines contradict and deny what Christ taught is THE TRUTH about the Kingdom of Heaven. 

CLEARLY -- they have learned this “sleight of hand” and deceit from the MASTER OF DECEIVERS himself who is SATAN.  And they think that quoting Scripture adds an air of truthfulness to their False Doctrines -- when usually what they teach is taken out of context to prove that their LIES are THE TRUTH.  And they are hoping that most Christians won’t bother like the Bereans did to check out what they teach with Scripture.

That’s why Christ was constantly calling the Pharisees and the Sadducees “hypocrites” – for they were no more than imposters and deceivers and LIARS pretending by their sanctimonious behavior to be holier-than-thou and righteous when they honestly could care less about the Spiritual well being of those that they had been called to shepherd.  But Christ knew their hearts and that they were LIARS just like their Father who was SATAN himself.

And so it’s no surprise that Scripture is used by so many who call themselves World Renowned Bible Prophecy Experts today to defend the False Doctrine of the Bema Seat Judgment to hand out “rewards” to believers.  And the Scripture they love the most to quote to defend this False Doctrine is Revelation 22:12 when we read:

And, behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” (Revelation 22:12)

But again – notice the “sleight of hand” in their quoting this particular verse to prove that the Bema Seat is for handing out “rewards” to “believers” – for clearly this verse does NOT say that just “believers” will be rewarded but every “man.”  And we know that it is THE TRUTH that EVERY MAN will be rewarded and not just “believers” -- for Christ explicitly taught that at the General Resurrection on the LAST DAY of this Present Age of Humanity that every person will be resurrected who ever lived to receive their just reward. 

But HERE’S THE TRUTH -- not every “man” will receive the same reward when we read that the “righteous” who are covered by the righteousness of Christ will receive Eternal Life in Heaven and the “unrighteous” who are NOT covered by the righteousness of Christ because they are of the seed of Satan -- will receive DAMNATION when we read:

“Marvel NOT at this: for the hour is coming, in which all that are in the graves shall hear His Voice (at the LAST Trumpet), and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of DAMNATION.” (John 5:28-29)

World Renowned Bible Prophecy Experts who try and convince us Christians that we will be rewarded for our good works on this Earth with different crowns at the “Bema seat” -- claim that the word “Bema” is a seat where the value of a “believer’s works” and service to the Lord will be rewarded with varying levels of rewards or crowns on Judgment Day. 

In other words – they claim that the “Bema Seat” is NOT a Judgment seat but a seat reserved for handing out “reward” -- for they claim that this particular seat was only used in the Old Testament Days to reward and NEVER used to punish.

But that is unbiblical at best – for we read of the Judgment of Christ Himself from the Bema Seat on which Pilate sat and from where Pilate handed out the judicial verdict that Christ was to be beaten and then crucified.  And in Acts we read of Paul being charged for crimes he was not guilty of either at the judgment seat called the “Bema” seat also.  For that Judgment seat was NOT just a seat to hand out rewards – but clearly a seat of Judgment in a tribunal court used for crimes as well as rewards when we read:

“Therefore,” he said, “let those who have authority among you go down with me and accuse this man, (who was Paul) to see if there is any fault in him.”  And when he had remained among them more than ten days, he went down to Caesarea.  And the next day, sitting on the Judgment seat, he commanded Paul to be brought. When he had come, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood about and laid many serious complaints against Paul, which they could not prove.” (Acts 25:5-7)

Paul like Christ was being charged with crimes he did NOT commit from this Bema Seat – which just proves that it was NOT just a seat to administer “rewards” to “believers” at an award ceremony in Heaven as Dispensationalists teach.  But sadly – most Professed Christians will NEVER know this TRUTH because they won’t take the time to study what the Scriptures teach like the Bereans were so faithful to do.  And so they think that they have to work on Earth in order to receive crowns in Heaven which they think are LITERAL crowns to be worn.

The Meaning of Crowns given as Rewards

It needs to be touched on briefly that while it is indeed true that certain aspects of crowns given as rewards are highlighted in different verses in Scripture -- this does NOT mean that there are different LITERAL crowns given out as rewards in Heaven anymore than there are different aspects of God.  In other words -- when we read of “The God of Abraham” in Gen. 26:24 -- and “The God of Israel” in Ex. 34:23 – and “The God of David” in 2nd Chron. 34:3  -- and “The God of Heaven” in Ezra 6:10 – and “The God of Hope” in Romans 15:13 – or “The God of Peace” in Romans 16:20 and so on -- it is simply the illustration of the different aspects of Christ and in no way signifies that there is more than ONE TRUE GOD of this Earth and Universe.  

Likewise – the word “crown” symbolizes a reign with Christ in His Millennial Kingdom both here on Earth if we are still alive -- or in Heaven if we no longer are on Earth but if our saved souls are reigning with Christ in Heaven.  And even though there are 6 different Crowns – just as there are many names for Christ – ALL of these different Crowns are symbolizing our reign with Christ either on Earth while still alive or in Heaven after we die.  But regardless of where our saved soul exists – we are NOW reigning in the SPIRITUAL CITY of Heavenly Jerusalem as Christ had Paul prophesy:

Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the Kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.” (Colossians 1:13)

In other words – a “crown” [stephanos] in Scripture is simply used by Christ to paint a CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE of those reigning in Christ’s Spiritual Millennial Kingdom.  And CLEARLY -- we should look at the word “crown” only as an illustration of Christ painting this Spiritual Picture of our reigning with Him in our saved soul existence on Earth or in Heaven – NOT as a LITERAL jeweled headdress that we will be receiving and wearing in Heaven. 

The only difference between the phrases “saved by works” -- and “rewarded for works” is one of semantics and a matter of if we believe the Spiritual Truths of Christ’s Words or Man’s Words which contradict Christ’s Words.  For Christ’s Word explicitly teaches that He made all of our works righteous and Holy by paying the wages of our sins on the Cross. 

In other words – because of the work “of” Christ – all our works are perfect in His sight.

CLEARLY – the Bible speaks of only two rewards [misthos] or wages given: 1) a payment for good works -- which is the inheritance of Eternal Life to all of us who are IN CHRIST because “of” Christ’s Work on the Cross -- and 2) a payment for bad works -- which is the judgment of Eternal Destruction and DAMNATION to all who are NOT in Christ and have NOT been covered by His Righteousness by the work “of” Christ on the Cross.  HONESTLY -- there is not one verse in the entire Bible that speaks of any other rewards given out.  

And while a whole Commentary could be written on the reward of Crowns that are spoken of SPIRITUALLY in the Bible -- this Commentary has already been way too long.  So suffice it to say I will only list the various crowns that we have ALREADY received in Christ’s eyes if He has saved us.  And rest assured we are invisibly wearing these crowns right now just as we have ALREADY been invisibly marked by the “Blood of the Lamb” if we are “a saved Jew of the Spirit.” 

No one can see the invisible MARK OF SALVATION or the various crowns we are wearing – but Christ gives us a CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE that we are walking around crowned with the crowns now in His SPIRITUAL CITY of Heavenly Jerusalem because He has made us a Royal Priesthood of Kings and Priests and True Prophets unto Him and we do REIGN with Him right now on Thrones in Heaven in our saved soul existence here on Earth.

The 6 Spiritual Crowns We Have Already Been Given

There are basically six aspects of us True Prophets of Christ being “crowned” as a Royal Priesthood and our reign as Kings and Priests and True Prophets of Christ in the SPIRITUAL CITY of Heavenly Jerusalem.  But these 6 Crowns which believers are identified with by the describing of 6 different Crowns -- are NOT LITERAL Crowns that will be earned on Earth and then LITERALLY worn in Heaven. 

For Christ was conveying to us the SPIRITUAL TRUTH that we are a Royal Priesthood with these crowns.  And clearly – Christ has ALREADY crowned us a part of His Royal Priesthood if He has chosen to save us even though we are NOT LITERALLY walking around with these Crowns on our heads.  But rest assured that Christ Himself can see that they are there and that they signify that we are reigning now in the SPIRITUAL CITY of Heavenly Jerusalem with Him here on Earth.  And these 6 Crowns that we are invisibly walking around wearing are:

  1. The Crown of Incorruption -- signifying we reign in immortality -- that we will receive a non-corruptible immortal Body and live forever at the RAPTURE on the LAST DAY
  2. The Crown of Righteousness -- signifying that we reign in righteousness -- having no fault before Christ in His eyes being clothed in His Righteousness which is imputed to us
  3. The Crown of life – which signifies our reign IN CHRIST who is Spiritually the Tree of Life by the waters of Life in which we shall never see death
  4. The Crown of Rejoicing – is to signify our reign is in joy and without sorrow or pain
  5. The Crown of Glory -- is to signify that we are reigning in Glory with Christ NOW
  6. The Crown of Gold -- is to signify that we DO reign and are Holy and set apart  being as “precious” as pure Gold and of great value to Christ who gave His very Life to save us

And it just can’t be reiterated enough that these are NOT different LITERAL crowns [stephanos] which are to be earned on Earth through our good works to then be worn in Heaven – but are SPRIRTUAL Crowns that are all signifying that we are joint heirs with Christ and that we “reign” with Him and have all these attributes imputed to us by our being saved and IN CHRIST.  

And the different verses in Scripture which speak of these 6 crowns only are there to highlight the different aspects of our reigning with Christ in the SPIRITUAL CITY of Heavenly Jerusalem here on Earth and in Heaven -- NOT to illustrate rewards that will be received in Heaven.

The Only Way to Be Righteous in Christ’s Sight

CLEARLY – the only way to be counted righteous in Christ’s eyes because Man often accuses us of crimes we are not guilty of -- is to be born of the seed of Christ which is 100% Christ’s doing since He chose who would be saved and who would NOT be saved before the foundation of the World.  And that is why Christ had John prophesy about our righteousness that is imputed to us:

“Whoever has been born of God does NOT sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.” (1st John 3:9)

In Christ’s eyes we are a TRUE JEW and an Israelite and A SON OF GOD by being born of His seed -- and one does NOT become born of His seed by our own FREE WILL CHOICE – HARDLY!!!  For the Bible is explicitly clear that Christ Himself chose who would be part of His True Holy Nation of the Israel of God before the foundation of the world.  And unless man can somehow prove that they were there in Heaven before the foundation of the world – then they were imputed with Christ’s righteousness when they were saved by Christ in their own lifetime. 

In other words – the Righteousness of Christ was given to us in Christ’s time frame which is ETERNAL when He chose us and wrote our names in His Book of Life before the foundation of the world.  But since we live in Man’s Time which is NOT eternal – we were saved at our Spiritual re-birth when Christ drew us and called us and saved each of us in our own lifetimes at different times in the History of this Human Race.  But we can take comfort in knowing this TRUTH that if Christ chose to save us then in His eyes we are BLAMELESS when we read:

“That ye may be BLAMELESS and harmless, THE SONS OF GOD without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse Nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.” (Philippians 2:15-17)

And that “perverse unholy Nation” -- is of course the Spiritual Kingdom of Satan.  And Christ REVEALED to John in The Book of Revelation that it is the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Babylon the Great” here on Earth where all the unsaved souls of man exist who are NOT “blameless and harmless” AT ALL but are sadly bent on doing EVIL and promoting LIES about THE TRUTH of Christ’s Words. 

And the Greatest LIE of all is about who is part of the True Israel of God – for Christ taught that NO ONE is saved Nationally – not even in the Old Testament Days.  That only a REMNANT out of this Human Race has ever been saved and that Salvation is imputed to us by Christ on an INDIVIDUAL basis.  In other words – Christ taught that being saved by Him was being born-again in Spirit and having a personal relationship with Him which is a New Covenant of Grace with Christ that is needed as a prerequisite to entering Heaven as was prophesied in Daniel 9:27.  And that clearly -- if Christ chose to save us it was done before the foundation of the World by Christ writing our Names in His Book of Life – NOT by our own FREE WILL CHOICE!!!

But HONESTLY – it is the FREE WILL Gospel that is the most popular Gospel today.  And certainly we have ALL heard somewhere or another – by one means or another – at one point or another in our lives that Salvation is conditioned on something done by us the sinner. 

But truthfully Salvation is NEVER presented in Scripture as “a possibility” – or “an opportunity” – or “an invitation” to ALL of Mankind to receive the Free Gift of Salvation and that it is Man’s choice to be saved or NOT to be saved.

The False FREE WILL Gospel of Man makes Salvation and acceptance with God and Eternal Life in Heaven to one degree or another dependent upon Man somehow choosing God which makes Salvation a Gospel of “works” – and NOT a Gospel of GRACE.  For in this False Gospel Christ can only choose whosoever wants Him to be their Lord and Savior – NOT whosoever He has chosen to save before the foundation of the world. 

THE TRUTH is that Salvation is conditioned upon the work “of” Christ on the Cross ALONE since it was foreordained before the foundation of the world that Christ would shed His own Blood to save His “Elect” when Paul prophesied from Christ:

“It is because of Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.  Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”  (1st Cor. 1:30-31)

In other words – THE TRUTH is that if we have been saved AT ALL – then it was by Christ’s GRACE and that He imputed us with His Righteousness that He paid for at the Cross with His shed Blood.  And if our righteousness is because “of” the work of Christ on the Cross – then how could any of us merit any “rewards” for something that Christ did?!  THINK ABOUT IT!!!  This TRUTH ALONE proves that there is NO Bema Seat for “rewards” to be handed out – for we are saved by the work “of” Christ – NOT anything we did!!!   

CLEARLY – Christ’s Grace and righteousness -- is -- and was – and always will be – by His Grace alone to the Glory of God – by the power of God – in the Sovereignty of God – according to the Will of God – and for the purpose of God.

Both the Old and New Testaments are “Christ Centered” – Not “The Nation of Israel Centered”

Christ REVEALED in the New Testament what was CONCEALED mostly in the Old Testament – that the whole Bible is “Christ Centered” – NOT “the Nation of Israel” Centered.  And the only reason why it can be actually be “Israel Centered” is because Christ Himself is called “Israel” when over 2700 years ago now Christ had Isaiah prophesy:

“You are My servant, ISRAEL, in whom I will display My Splendor.” (Isaiah 49:3)

That verse is a CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE that Christ Himself is the “True Israel” who came to Earth to save us from our sins.  And that the Israelites are a Kingdom and a Royal Priesthood and a “Special People” – a “Chosen Generation” made up of Old and New Testament Saints only in the seed of Christ.  And those NOT chosen by Christ to be in His Book of Life make up the seed of Satan and his Evil Generation of men. 

CLEARLY -- Christ REVEALED to John that “THE BEAST” is SATAN and that those who follow him will worship him in the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Babylon the Great” here on Earth in their unsaved soul existence when John prophesied these SPIRITUAL TRUTHS about SATAN:

“It was granted to him to MAKE WAR with the saints and to overcome them.  And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and Nation. All who dwell on the Earth will worship him, whose names have NOT been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” (Revelation 13:7-8)

And what this CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE conveys is that Salvation is 100% “Christ Centered” – NOT “Man centered” – for we had NOTHING to do with being saved according to Election and Predestination which is the True Gospel of Christ.  So AGAIN -- what part should we be rewarded for at a Bema Seat Judgment if our Names were written in Christ’s Book of Life?!  The answer is NOT ANY PART OF SALVATION – for Salvation was obtained by the work “of” Christ – NOT by any of our own works!!! 

The only reward we will receive is Eternal Life in Heaven which everyone who Christ chose to save will receive based on His GRACE and His Work at the Cross -- NOT on our works or merit.  Our own works are “unprofitable” and merit us NO reward – for it just can’t be reiterated enough that the only reward we receive is Eternal Life for the work that Christ did on our behalf. 

HONESTLY – what makes the “Bema Seat” Doctrine to hand out rewards in Heaven so ABSURD -- is how on Earth can we stand before Christ seeking a reward from Him when His Word explicitly states THIS TRUTH about everyone of us sinners when we read:

“There is NONE righteous, no, NOT ONE; There is NONE who understands; There is NONE who seeks after God.  They have all turned aside; They have together become unprofitable;
There is NONE who does good, no, NOT ONE.” (Romans 3:11-12)

CLEARLY – those verses teach that we have to be moved by Christ to do anything good EVEN AFTER He has chosen to save us – that it is only Christ’s Holy Spirit dwelling within us that moves us to do anything good AT ALL.  So what part of our good works can we take credit for?!  NONE that I can see!!!

A False Doctrine like the Bema Seat Doctrine which teaches that believers will stand before Christ to be rewarded for their works on Earth -- is honestly bordering on the Heretical at best.  And this False Doctrine is truly an offshoot of the False Free Will Doctrine of Salvation.

And that False Doctrine clearly contradicts Scripture when it wrongly portrays Christ as a Universalist who wants to save EVERYONE in the whole World -- when clearly Christ only died for a REMNANT of Mankind that He Himself chose to save before the foundation of the world when we read:

“Who has blessed us with every Spiritual Blessing in the Heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be Holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the Glory of His Grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.” (Ephesians 1:3-6)

These verses explicitly teach that Salvation is the will of God – NOT the will of Man.  In other words – if we are saved then Christ chose us – He called us – He drew us and sanctified and justified us – and He Glorified us and is coming back to DELIVER AND RAPTURE us from the WRATH that will be poured out in the LAST 3rd WOE on the unsaved on the LAST DAY which is the Great White Throne Judgment.

Why the Bema Seat Judgment is False

In closing – just let me say that Dispensationalists have created the Bema Seat Judgment because they teach that Christ is returning more than once.    

But just THINK ABOUT IT – this False Eschatology does NOT have Christ Coming a 2nd Time on the LAST DAY like Christ’s Word explicitly teaches -- but several times before the LAST DAY.  For it falsely teaches that Christ Returns at the Rapture and then again after the Rapture and the 7 years of Tribulation to reign on Earth for a 1000 years.  And then at the Final Day of Judgment -- which is just NOT THE TRUTH according to Christ’s True Eschatology!!!

For the Bible is very clear that there is only ONE Judgment of Christ and that it takes place on the LAST DAY of this Present Age of Humanity at Christ’s one and ONLY 2nd Coming.  But clearly -- Dispensationalists know that if this TRUTH were known – then their need for multiple Judgments like the Bema Seat Judgment and the White Throne Judgment being two separate Judgments will also prove FALSE. 

CLEARLY – their False Pre-Millennial Eschatology of a 1000 year reign of Christ on Earth necessitates a double Judgment with some being judged for rewards BEFORE the 1000 years – and some being judged AFTER the 1000 years.  And that’s clearly why they have invented this False “Bema Seat” Judgment to Judge the value of a Christian’s service -- when there is NO meritorious reward or payment because we have somehow evangelized more or worked harder than the next Christian in the Mission field. 

The treasure that we should be storing up and working to achieve here on Earth is our riches IN KNOWING CHRIST.  For our treasure is IN HIM – NOT in striving to gain riches in Heaven for the works we did here on Earth.  On the LAST DAY we True Believers will stand before Christ being washed clean by the Blood of Christ with our sins forgiven by the work “of” Christ on the Cross – NOT by any merit of our own works.  And if you have believed in the Bema Seat Judgment – I pray that you will be convinced of this saying and quit being deceived by a FALSE DOCTRINE for this saying is THE TRUTH which wisely teaches:

“When a man who is honestly mistaken hears THE TRUTH – he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be Honest.”

Some Encouragement From Christ’s Words of Truth

It is Biblically absurd to argue for additional personal rewards for the good that we do here on Earth – or loss of rewards as judgment for our sins.  For clearly -- it was for the reason of saving us from the Judgment of being thrown into Hell for our sins on THE LAST DAY that Christ went to the Cross.  And because His shed Blood paid for our sins – we are NOW BLAMELESS – PERFECT – AND WITHOUT FAULT in all of our works here on Earth waiting for His soon 2nd  Coming to Rapture us.  For He is coming back – NOT several times but only once on the LAST DAY and I pray we will NOT be fighting against Him and His Word when He Returns!!! 

Christ wants us TRUE SONS OF GOD to MOVE FORWARD IN FAITH with the confidence that our sins are now as “white as snow” by what He did for us on the Cross.  And that means that we can NEVER be held accountable for anything less than perfect works when we stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ at His Great White Throne in Heaven on the LAST DAY of this Present Age of Humanity.

We should take heart that even though all of our own righteous works are as “filthy rags” as the Bible says – that it is His Holy Spirit indwelling us that prompts us to do good works here on Earth for His CAUSE and for His Glory and Honor only – NOT for our earning rewards.  And regardless of how many good works we end up doing for Christ – we will always appear before Him as “perfect” and “blameless” and forgiven.  And while our prayers too may be imperfect because we are finite human beings – the burnt offering of the sacrifice of Christ that He brings before the Throne of God on our behalf should bring tears of joy to our eyes!!!

May we never get caught up in seeking our own rewards in Heaven before a “Bema Seat” that Man has created in his own mind -- that we lose sight of what Christ did to pay for our sins on the Cross.  But let us always delight in the reward of being IN CHRIST – for when we are IN CHRIST on Earth then we are IN HEAVEN on Earth. 

THE TRUTH is that Christ taught that we became citizens of the SPIRITUAL CITY of Heavenly Jerusalem when He saved our souls at the 1st resurrection at the Cross in Man’s time even though in His Time which is Eternal – we were chosen to be in His Holy Nation of the Israel of God before the foundation of the world.

And may we never forget that Christ taught that we are dwelling in the SPIRITUAL CITY of Heavenly Jerusalem RIGHT NOW in our saved soul existence here on this Earth.  And may we give thanks that we are so very blessed to be reigning with Christ today until we hear Him sound that LAST and 7th Trumpet on the LAST DAY.  For it is on the LAST DAY that Christ promised us that He will Return personally to deliver us and change our mortal bodies into immortal bodies like His and then to RAPTURE US to the New Heavens and the New Earth.

My  Closing Prayer

CLEARLY -- that LAST DAY is right on the Horizon – but until then just know that I will be sitting at Christ’s feet listening to Him tell me through His Holy Spirit and His Word about the FINAL EVENTS of History until He sounds that 7th and LAST TRUMPET.

I apologize for the length of this long Commentary which is a lot longer than I want my Commentaries to be.  But just know that my heartfelt Prayer is that these Commentaries for Christ will rally an Army for Him to stand up for His Truths because I truly believe that we are living in the Final Days of Human History and fighting the Final Spiritual Battle right now. 

I would like to close with this awesome poem which has become famous that was written by the German Lutheran Pastor by the name of Martin Niemöller (1892–1984).  There’s no doubt that it applies to a time such as this Great Tribulation that we True Prophets of Christ are going through today.  For clearly – it was written about the cowardice of German intellectuals following the Nazis rise to power and subsequent purging of their chosen targets -- group after group.  Many variations and adaptations in the spirit of the original have been published in the English language.  But certainly all of those versions deal with themes of persecution -- guilt -- and responsibility which is something that not even many Professed Christians today think of when we read:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did NOT speak out—

Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did NOT speak out—

Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did NOT speak out—

Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me -- and there was no one left to speak for me.

 

I feel the same way today that the Disciples of Christ and his Mother Mary and all of Christ’s followers must have all felt about Christ when they came to arrest Him -- which ended in His mock trial and crucifixion.  The Jews in Jerusalem at the time of Christ’s crucifixion represented the 2 Spiritual Kingdoms of this World – for those who yelled “Crucify Him – Crucify Him” where obviously of the seed of Satan and were “the unsaved Jews of the Flesh” unless they were later saved by Christ like the Apostle Paul. 

And clearly – those who were of Christ’s seed were “the saved Jews of the Spirit” who were helpless in stopping Christ’s arrest and mock trial and then His crucifixion.  But later they ALL realized it was part of Christ’s DIVINE PLAN that they had to endure such Great Tribulation and trials and that later some of them were called upon by Christ to give their own lives so that we living today might know THE TRUTH of the Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven that had Christ taught to them!!!  

Today we too are going through Great Tribulation at the time of the soon 2nd Coming of Christ just like the Disciples were at His 1st Coming – for now there is one Christian being martyred around the Globe every 5 minutes just for claiming the name of Christ.  But what Christ needs is an Army of True Prophets who know His DIVINE PLAN for those of us in the Kingdom of Heaven who can speak THE TRUTH from His Word. 

For clearly -- Christ wants us to know what His DIVINE PLAN is for these End-Times more than anything and that’s why He went to so much effort to give both Daniel and John visions to explain the Final Events of this Present Age of Humanity.  It’s also why EVERY DAY these words that Isaiah wrote from his heart are part of my Prayer too for these End-Times when we read Isaiah prophesying THIS TRUTH:

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying:

“Whom shall I send,
And who will go for Us?”

Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”

And He said, “Go, and tell this people:

‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand;
Keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’

10 “Make the heart of this people dull,
And their ears heavy,
And shut their eyes;
Lest they see with their eyes,
And hear with their ears,
And understand with their heart,
And return and be healed.”

 

(Isaiah 6:8-10)

 

Some will NEVER understand and BELIEVE THE TRUTH of Christ’s Words and His DIVINE PLAN for this Human Race -- but some who are the TRUE JEWS of the Spirit WILL.  And that is why it is my heartfelt Prayer that through these Commentaries that I can rally the troops for Christ today to stand up and fight for HIM and His Word and Honor by speaking His TRUTHS about these End-Times.  For Christ needs an Army like “the Sons of Issachar” who had an understanding of the times that Christ called to come to the aid of David to make him King. 

 

We need to be declaring that Christ has ALREADY COME AS OUR KING the 1st time and He is Coming Back again soon this 2nd time to Deliver us and RAPTURE US “Elect” who are fighting today’s fierce battle of Good and Evil.

 

But the TRUTHS of these End-Times will never be heard if Christ’s True Prophets don’t speak them.  And certainly Satan and his False Prophets’ LIES will never be EXPOSED if the TRUTH of Christ’s Word is NOT SPOKEN -- which is why I so much want Christ to use what little time I have left in my life to speak for Him.  I just PRAY that Christ will send me an audience who wants to listen to His Words which He has given to me to speak for Him.  If Christ has chosen to save us -- then we are blessed to know THE TRUTH -- that we have “One Life to live – ‘twill soon be past – and only wants done for CHRIST will LAST!!!

Just know that I am always and forever . . . . . 

IN HIS SERVICE and I Pray that if you are reading this that you are too – for He is Coming Back soon and He needs us to stand up for His TRUTHS!!!

Mary Sullivan


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